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  1. 1. Vol. 70 No. 10 March 9, 2012 Word of the month: DignityWhite Housepays tributeto veterans,Families By Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and firstlady Michelle Obama hosted a White House tribute to IraqWar veterans and their Families Feb. 28 to honor them fortheir service, sacrifice and commitment to nation. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, andDefense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Chairman of the JointChiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, along withsenior off icials from all branches of service joined thepresident and the first lady at an event dubbed “A Nation’s Gratitude: Honoring Those Who Served in“To all Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.” “In one of our nation’s who fought longest wars, you wrote one of the most extraordinary in Iraq ... chapters in American military history,” Obama told the more You’ve than five dozen Iraq veterans and their guests. “Now, the earned Iraqi people have a chance to forge their own destiny, and our nation’s every one of you who served there can take pride in knowing everlasting you gave the Iraqis that oppor- tunity — that you succeeded in your mission.” gratitude.” The vice president lauded — Defense Secretary servicemembers for their Leon E. Panetta ability to adapt to challenges, the capture of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and the opportunity they gave thepeople of Iraq to have a self-governing, self-sufficient nation. “You’re incredible. You adapted, you succeeded andyou defeated,” Biden said. “You defeated a tyrant, (and) youbeat back violent extremists. And the most remarkable thingyou did, because of the breadth of your capability, you Photo by Pfc. Andrew Ingramenabled a country that had not been governed in anyreasonable way for over four decades, you actually helped Duty callsthem set up institutions and train a military and a civilian Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, second from right, and Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Stall, center, commandingcorps that gives them a real fighting chance.” general and senior enlisted leader, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, respectively, wish 4th Brigade Panetta expressed his gratitude to all in attendance as Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div., Soldiers a safe deployment to Afghanistan at the Fort Carsonwell as the million-plus servicemembers they represented for Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group Saturday. The 4th BCT is headed to Afghanistan for a nine-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. For more on the deployment see Page 6. See Iraq on Page 4 Message board INSIDE Spring Forward Daylight saving time begins Sunday at 2 a.m. Set clocks forward one hour. Pages 20-21 Page 15 Page 12
  2. 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — March 9, 2012 MOUNTAINEER WLC honors Ethos changes lives for betterCommanding General: Maj. Gen. Joseph AndersonGarrison Commander: Col. Robert F. McLaughlin Commentary by Spc. Benjamin D. Meek Those that live by theFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Warrior Leader Course graduate ethos realize this. This is Dee McNutt the strong wall we pushChief, Print and Web Communications: Combat boots. To me, that’s what the Warrior Ethos against when we are Rick Emert is — a pair of combat boots. tired and discouraged; the If all the creeds we live by were our uniform, the place where formidableEditor: Devin Fisher Warrior Ethos would be the footwear. Those four simple reserves are found. This isStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland lines get more mileage and carry us farther than all the the source of the desire toHappenings: Nel Lampe others combined. They form the core of the Soldier’s push on when the smallSports writer: Walt Johnson Creed, and are echoed in the Noncommissioned setbacks and defeats in life Officer Creed. They speak to the tenacity of the American prevent us from obtainingLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall Soldier; they speak of dedication to cause and fidelity to our goals when and how comrades, not just in the military service, but in life. For us, we wanted. The unbending This commercial enterprise newspaper is the Warrior Ethos is what defines who we are and what we will that drives us onan authorized publication for members of the do, and if internalized, changes our lives for the better. through the uncertain Spc. Benjamin D. MeekDepartment of Defense. Contents of theMountaineer are not necessarily the official “I will always place the mission first.” Whether found night and into the dawn. Warrior Ethos awardview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or within the military or without, the dedication to always “I will never leave athe Department of the Army. Printed circulation placing the mission first — whatever that mission may be — fallen comrade.” It is more than caring for the wounded onis 12,000 copies. provides for us a clear path. With the mission in sight, we the battlefield; It is realizing that there are those all around The editorial content of the cut through the fog of distraction and focus our intent. The us that need our support just as we need theirs. We cannotMountaineer is the responsibility of the PublicAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119, ethos is the drive and reason to awake every morning, get go it alone. We must realize that helping the hands that haveTel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address is out of bed and get to work long before the sun comes up. dropped their load in turn strengthen ours. We are “I will never accept defeat.” Life is full of struggles strong as a team. As Benjamin Franklin stated, “We must all The Mountaineer is posted on the and setbacks, disappointments and regrets. But never hang together or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.”Internet at accepting defeat, never flinching in the face of overwhelming When you put on your boots, remember the Warrior The Mountaineer is an unofficialpublication authorized by AR 360-1. The adversity, this is what picks us up when we are beaten Ethos and what it means. Even in the memorials to ourMountaineer is printed by Colorado Springs down. It does not mean blindly or stupidly wasting our military dead, it’s the boots that continue honoring theMilitary Newspaper Group, a private firm in energy, it means reassessing our situation and attacking ethos. They support the forever silenced rifle. Steady theno way connected with the Department of the our problems in new ways. Never settling for mediocre, drooping helm. They continue the mission long after allArmy, under exclusive written contract with but always striving for the end goal, no matter what. others have quit; they do not know defeat because theyFort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. The appearance of advertising in this “I will never quit.” This is the shining steel core. still stand, and they have not left the fallen.publication, including inserts or supplements,does not constitute endorsement by theDepartment of the Army or Colorado SpringsMilitary Newspaper Group, of the products orservices advertised. The printer reserves theright to reject advertisements. Everything advertised in this publicationshall be made available for purchase, use orpatronage without regard to race, color, religion, Top WLC graduatessex, national origin, age, marital status, physicalhandicap, political affiliation or any other Spc. Johnathon P. 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  3. 3. March 9, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 3Army Family Action PlanDelegates choose 8 issues to help Families By Rob McIlvane Army News Service members of the four working groups met in private to decide the priority of the top eight issues. The following is their prioritization in descending order ARLINGTON, Va. — Extending the time allotted — with two being tied in invest survivor benefits and granting per diem for 1. Survivor investment of military deathFamilies to attend therapy sessions were the top gratuity and Service Members’ Group Lifeissues requested during the Army Family Action Insurance.Plan conference Feb. 27-March 2. Currently under the HEART Act, or Heroes After four days of workshop discussion, groups Earning Assist and Relief Tax, the survivor receivingpresented their top issues to senior Army leaders the death gratuity and SGLI funds has the opportunityMarch 2. to place up to the full amount received into a Roth “I’ve been told that since 1983 this forum has Individual Retirement Account or Coverdellraised 501 issues that were resolved,” said Gen. Education Savings Account within 12 months afterRaymond T. Odierno, Army chief of staff. “Most receipt of funds. The recommendation is to amendimportantly, 61 percent of those issues went across the HEART Act to extend this to 24 months.the entire Department of Defense. So you’re not 2. Transportation and per diem for service-only helping Army Families, you’re helping Air member’s Family to attend Family therapy sessions.Force families, Marine families, Navy families, Travel and per diem are not currently authorizedCoast Guard families. And I know the Air Force for Family members who are requested to attendhas started this (type of forum) as well.” Family therapy sessions with Soldiers receiving The Army Family Action Plan, known as AFAP, substance abuse or behavioral health treatments. Theis not just about the Army, Odierno said, it’s about recommendation is to authorize travel and per diemmilitary Families and the work the delegates are for Family members to attend these sessions asdoing to help military Families. required by behavioral health professionals. “But most importantly you’re helping those who 3. Department of the Army Form 5893come behind us — those Families that are maybe just “Soldier’s Medical Evaluation Board/Physicalcoming into the Army, who don’t understand the Evaluation Board Checklist” language clarification.Army that much, and don’t understand what’s there. The language defining the entitlement to receiveYou are setting the stage for them, and reaching out concurrent payments on DA Form 5893 does not Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, thanksto them, and making sure our Army is a better place include the potential ramifications for receiving the delegates at the Army Family Action Plan conference,for our Soldiers and our Families,” he said. See AFAP on Page 4 March 2, for all the work they’ve done in support of Army After opening remarks by senior Army leaders, Soldiers and their Families. QUALITY This is PPCC. At Pikes Peak Community College, we have passionate faculty who are The people pictured are not actual service members pictured are service
  4. 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — March 9, 2012Iraq lady for paying tribute to veterans and Just before dinner began, the love of country so deep, so profound,from Page 1 Families of the Iraq war. president emphasized how proud he you’re willing to give your life for “Mr. President, Mrs. Obama, is of the U.S. military for working it,” he said. “Tonight, we pay solemnfulfilling their duties, for their dedication thank you for recognizing the service together to achieve success in Iraq. tribute to all who did.”and for their service to the nation. and sacrifice of the military Family “As your commander in chief, I Obama recalled five servicemembers “To all who fought in Iraq, we in this very special way,” Dempsey could not be more proud of you,” who were the first casualties of the Iraqthank you for your service,” he said. said. “We really appreciate the support Obama said. “As an American, as a War, and the last U.S. casualty there,“You’ve earned our nation’s everlasting that you, the vice president and Dr. husband and father of two daughters, who was killed Nov. 14.gratitude. We are indebted to you for Biden, and those that they bound I could not be more grateful for your “Separated by nearly nine years,your willingness to fight (and) your together in the ‘Joining Forces’ initia- example (of) the kind of country we they are bound for all time among thewillingness to sacrifice for your country. tive and the nation provide us.” can be, (and) for what we can achieve nearly 4,500 American patriots who “We are (also) indebted to your The first lady and Dr. Biden have when we stick together.” gave all that they had to give,” theFamilies and your loved ones for the championed the Joining Forces effort, Obama paid tribute to “coura- president said. “To their Families,sacrifices that they made so that their which seeks to mobilize tangible support geous” troops who served despite the including the Gold Star Familiesloved ones could help defend this for servicemembers and their Families in likelihood of being sent into harm’s here tonight, know that we willnation,” Panetta said. all sectors of American society, according way and to fallen servicemembers never forget their sacrifice, and that The chairman, who was first to to the Joining Forces website at http:// and their Families. your loved ones live on in the soul ofspeak, thanked the president and first forces. “You taught us about sacrifice — a our nation, now and forever.”AFAPfrom Page 3concurrent payments of VA disability pay and Armyretirement pay for medically retired veterans. Therecommendation is to modify the form to warn of the Secretarypotential recoupment ramifications when receiving of the Armyconcurrent payments of VA disability pay and Army John McHughretirement pay for medically retired veterans. makes a point 4. Child, Youth and School Services facility- during thebased programs, one-on-one assistance and reduced General Officeradult/child rations for children with special needs. Steering Child, Youth and School Services facility-based Committeeprograms do not consistently accommodate one-on- meeting inone assistance or reduced adult/child ratios for children Arlington, Va.,with special needs. The recommendation is to Feb. 28, duringdetermine the appropriate level of care or staffing ratio the week of thein Child, Youth and School Services facility-based Army Familyprograms for children with special needs based Action Plan.on the recommendations of the Special Needs Photo by Spc. John G. MartinezAccommodation Process team. 5. (tied with #4) Identification card for Gold home, this year they were asked to pick programs not build dependency,” said Odierno, “but buildStar lapel button recipients. and services most important now. resiliency. We want resilient Families. What we ask Gold Star lapel button recipients who are not The top five responses for programs that are our Soldiers and our Families to do is difficult, but it’sauthorized a DOD identification card do not have easy most valuable, or critical were: also special. So what we want to do is we wantaccess to Army installations. The recommendation • Army Family Action Plan to make them able to be resilient, to proveis to create a card that provides access to Army • Survivor Outreach Services themselves individually so they can add to what Iinstallations for those authorized to receive the Gold • Army Emergency Relief call the collective good.”Star lapel button. • Tuition Assistance Odierno said that it is unprecedented for an all- 6. Commissary, Armed Services Exchange and • Fitness programs and facilities volunteer force to still be involved in 10 years of war.Morale, Welfare and Recreation privileges for “You have lived that. And many of you have seenhonorably discharged disabled veterans with 10 General Officer Steering some of the issues that we have to continue to workpercent or greater disability. Committee to make sure we’re providing for our Soldiers, our Honorably discharged disabled veterans with 10 Concurrent with the AFAP was a meeting chaired Families, our children, our extended families, our Goldpercent or greater disability are not currently authorized Feb. 28 by the Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd J. Star Families, all those that have contributed so muchcommissary, exchange and MWR benefits. The Austin III with the General Officer Steering to what the Army and the full force has been asked torecommendation is to authorize this. Committee, consisting of about 40 general officers, do over the last 10 years,” he said. 7. Creditable civil service career tenure require- senior executives and command sergeants major. “So in my mind, this is even more critical thanments for federally employed spouses of military They worked through 37 AFAP issues, and most. So I want to thank you for what you’ve done,”service members and civilian federal employees. closed nine. The delegates were then asked to prioritize Odierno said. Federally employed spouses of servicemembers the current open issues, so they projected the top He said the foundation of everything the Armyand civilian federal employees may have difficulties seven as follows: does is based on trust: trust between Soldiers; trustreaching creditable civil service career tenure u Issue 596: Convicted sex offender registry between Soldiers and leaders; and trust betweenrequirements due to relocation assignments. The v Issue 670: Medically retired servicemember’s Soldiers, leaders, Families and the Army.recommendation is to increase the 30-day creditable eligibility for concurrent receipt of disability pay “This last point is why you’re here today,” he said.civil service career tenure requirement break for w Issue 665: Formal standardized training for “How do we continue to develop that trustall federally employed spouses of servicemembers designated caregivers of wounded warriors between our Soldiers, leaders and our Army thatand civilian federal employees to 180 days after x Issue 626: Traumatic Servicemembers’ Group they can know the Army will be here to do what’sresignation in conjunction with the relocation of Life Insurance for post-traumatic stress disorder right for them, that they can know that they willtheir military or federal spouse. y Issue 673: Space-A travel for survivors have programs in place to help them to be resilient, 8. Retention of wounded, ill and injured service registered in DEERS to help them build their Families, to help them to bemembers to minimum retirement requirement. z Issue 614: Comprehensive behavioral health more successful in their own individual lives.” Wounded, ill and injured servicemembers are program for children Finally, he said, it’s about the trust between thebeing medically retired between 18 and 20 years of { Issue 629 (tied with Issue 6): 24/7 out-of-area Army and the American service due to physical disabilities, involuntarily TRICARE prime urgent care authorization and referrals “Inherently, I believe, today, more than ever, theremoving them from military service despite otherwise ‘We want resilient Families’ American people have incredible trust in our military,”being eligible for sanctuary. The recommendation is “What we’re trying to do within the Army now is he said. “Well, we have to continue to earn that. Weto authorize servicemembers who have between 18 have to earn that by setting high standards, we have toand 20 years of service to remain on active duty to earn that by our actions, we have to earn that by ourthe minimum retirement requirement and not be “What we ask our moral values. That’s the essence of who we are, he said,separated due to medical reasons.Most valuable programs Soldiers and our Families and that’s the essence of who you are. “You understand where we have to improve, what Delegates also assessed which programs andservices were more valuable. Last year, the delegates to do is difficult, but we have to adjust, and where we need to go to make ourselves a resilient Army with resilient Families, andwere asked to focus their assessment on programsdealing with mobilization and deployment. But with it’s also special.” children who are given the opportunity to succeed as they continue to support their moms, their dads in — Gen. Raymond T. Odierno,the constrained resources and troops coming what they do,” Odierno said.
  5. 5. March 9, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 5110th MPs case colors Story and photo by Pfc. Andrew Ingram 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office “You guys should be confident in your mission, Under the leadership of Staples and Anderson, in your training and your equipment,” he said. “You are the 110th MP will reward that trust with outstanding one of the best-trained forces in the world. Your Family service, he said. Capt. Terence Staples and 1st Sgt. Richard and friends believe in you; we believe in you; After months of training, the 110th MP SoldiersAnderson, commander and senior enlisted leader, 110th your nation believes in you; and the people of are well-prepared and eager to support operations inMilitary Police Company, 759th Military Police Afghanistan will definitely believe in you.” Afghanistan, Staples said.Battalion, cased the company guidon The company leadership based itsduring a ceremony at the Special training regimen on techniques, tacticsEvents Center Tuesday, signifying the and procedures provided by unitsunit’s departure from Fort Carson. already in Afghanistan. Later this month, the MPs will The MPs focused their trainingunfurl their guidon in Afghanistan, toward weapons proficiency, interactionassuming the mission of advising and with the Afghan populace andtraining Afghan police and conducting improvised explosive devise operations in their area of “This is the third company I haveresponsibility. deployed with in six years, and they The 110th MP Soldiers will are more than ready,” Staples said.accomplish missions during their “We have endured a rigorous roadnine-month deployment that could to war, and they have all come outpotentially improve millions of lives, shining. I am proud of each and everysaid Lt. Col. Christopher Burns, one of them, and I am proud to becommander, 759th MP Bn. their commander. “Every generation has had to face The more experienced Soldiersenemies of freedom, and since this prepared the unit’s junior Soldiers forcountry’s founding, every generation deployment, using past experiences tohas risen to the occasion, answering impress the importance of disciplinefreedom’s call on the field of battle,” and constant vigilance in a combatBurns told the assembled troops. zone, said Pfc. Christopher Grover,“Today, you heed the call of our fathers 110th MP.… and like them, you will confront “I am personally excited,”evil with courage and conviction.” Grover said. “This is why I joined; I Burns told the MPs to take pride in Capt. Terence Staples and 1st Sgt. Richard Anderson, commander and senior enlisted want to serve my country, and I wantthemselves and everything the unit will leader, 110th Military Police Company, 759th Military Police Battalion, case the unit to help the people of Afghanistanaccomplish during their deployment. colors at the Special Events Center Tuesday prior to the unit deploying to Afghanistan. find a better life.” Need a Dentist!
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  8. 8. 6 MOUNTAINEER — March 9, 2012 Photo by Pfc. Andrew Ingram Heading outAbove: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, left, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division andFort Carson, and Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Stall, division and post senior enlisted leader,offer words of encouragement and support to Sgt. Adam Valderrama, Company D, 2ndBattalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div., as “MountainWarrior” Soldiers board a plane at the Air Departure/Arrival Control Group Sunday. Right:Sgt. 1st Class Dustin Rolfe, 764th Ordnance Company, 242nd Explosive Ordnance DisposalBattalion, 71st Ordnance Group, says goodbye to daughters Grace, left, and Rebekah, andwife, Eleanor Rolfe, after a deployment ceremony March 1. The 4th BCT and 764th Ord. aredeploying to Afghanistan for nine months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Photo by Wayne BarnettWiinning SWinning Smiles For Everyone! E EXPERIENCED, CARING AND GEN E EXPERIENCED, CARING AND GENTLE RI NC D A ENTLCosmetic DentistryBonding VeneersRoot Canal TherapyChildrens DentistryCrowns Bridges DON’T GIVE ME TEACHERS.OrthodonticsTeeth Whitening GIVE ME REAL WORLD GLADIATORS.Oral SurgeryDentures Your commitment to serve our country is as meaningful to us as it is toImplants you. CTU is proud to offer support designed specifically for current andWisdom Teeth veteran military personnel and their families.White FillingsPorcelain Laminates *Gum Care **PROVIDERPROVIDER FOR ACTIVE MILITARY DEPENDENTS I R ACTIVE MILITARY DEPENDENTS I TA E N T and prior learning assessment Personal De Personal Dentistry with a Soft To entistry r Soft Touch for f ouch Children, Parents Grandparents. , Parents Grandp rents. r pa Visit our Admission Advisor every Thursday at the Education Center. Visit, Call 877.906.6555, or Text MILITARY to 94576 for more info. SAME D Y EMERGENCY CARE DA EMERGENCY CARE DAY Y A 5 597-9737 www.p powersdentalgroup *Not all credits eligible to transfer. See the university’s catalog regarding CTU’s transfer credit policies. **Military tuition rate applicable for Associate and Bachelor’s degrees only. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at Caring Caring For Smiles Sinc 1974 g Since ce Not all programs are available to residents of all states. CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary. 88-30534 262458 02/12
  9. 9. March 9, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 7Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationFirst Sergeants’ Barracks Program — moved to Dining facility Friday Saturday-Sunday Monday-Thursday building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of Raider Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The FSBP Office assists Soldiers with room Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. assignments and terminations. For more infor- Wolf Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. mation call 526-9735. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Work Management Branch — The DPW Work Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Management Branch, responsible for processing work orders — Facilities Engineering Work Warfighter Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Requests, DA Form 4283 — recently changed its (Wilderness Road Complex) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. hours of operation. The Work Management Branch, Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. located in building 305, will be open for processing LaRochelle Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. work orders and other in-person support from 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 7-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Afternoon customer Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. support is by appointment only, call 526-2900.Veterans Affairs claims and benefits — Veterans or email for Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. can get assistance through the Veterans Services questions on snow removal, grounds maintenance ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the Group, Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. for walk-ins and contractor response to service orders. first and third Wednesday of each month. Briefing and 3:30-4:30 p.m. for appointments. The VSG is • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness located at The Retired Enlisted Association 524-0786 or email to Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come, Chapter 1 at 834 Emory Circle in Colorado request latrines, for service or to report damaged first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 Springs. For more information call 719-337-0086. or overturned latrines. days of their expiration term of service, but mustSergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is attend the briefing no later than 30 days prior to Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building their ETS or start of transition leave. Call 526- Tuesday of each month at the Family Connection 1430, room 240. During duty hours, Soldiers 2240/8458 for details. Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC should call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in is open to all active members and those interested for after hours, holidays and weekends is 719-358- building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m. in becoming future SAMC members. The club was 3275. Questions can also be submitted by email to Soldiers must be specialist to staff sergeant from any originally a U.S. Forces Command organization of FtCarsonTDS@gmail. com. Know your rights. military occupational specialty, have a general elite noncommissioned officers but is now an Legal services — provided at the Soldier Readiness technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. citizen, score Armywide program for individuals who have met Processing site are for Soldiers undergoing the SRP 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test, and the criteria and have proven themselves to be process. The SRP Legal Office will only provide pass a Special Forces physical. Call 524-1461 or outstanding NCOs through a board/leadership powers of attorney or notary services to Soldiers visit the website at process. Contact the SAMC president, Staff Sgt. processing through the SRP. Retirees, Family Thomas Witt, at 526-5661 for more information. members and Soldiers not in the SRP process can Hours of OperationRecycle incentive program — The Directorate of receive legal assistance and powers of attorney at the Public Works has an incentive program to prevent main legal office located at 1633 Mekong St., • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from 7:30- recyclable waste from going to the landfill. building 6222, next to the Family Readiness Center. 10:30 a.m. Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards Legal assistance prepares powers of attorney and • Initial issues — Monday-Thursday from for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort performs notary services on a walk-in basis from 12:30-3 p.m. Carson Recycle Center, building 155. Points are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and • Partial issues — Monday-Thursday from assigned for the pounds of recyclable goods turned Fridays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. 12:30-3 p.m. in and every participating battalion receives • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- money quarterly; the top two battalions receive an Briefings Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. additional bonus amount. Call 526-5898 for more • Direct exchange — Monday-Thursday information about the program. Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training from 12:30-3 p.m.Directorate of Public Works services — DPW is — is held March 20-22 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in • Partial turn ins — Monday-Thursday responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort the Family Readiness Center, building 6237, room from 12:30-3 p.m. Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance 104. This training is required for all Soldiers asked • Full turn ins — Monday-Thursday from of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and to perform this solemn duty. Per Army Regulation 7:30-10:30 a.m. cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone 600-8-1, this duty is limited to those in the ranks of • Unit issues and turn ins — Call 526- numbers and points of contact for services: sergeant first class to command sergeant major, 5512/6477 for approval. • Facility repair/service orders — Fort chief warrant officer 2-5 and captain and above. No Education Center hours of operation — The Carson Support Services service order desk can be reservations are required to attend training. Classes Mountain Post Training and Education Center, reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergen- offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Call Jean building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: cies or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, Graves at 526-5613/5614 for more information. • Counselor Support Center — Monday- damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from • Army Learning Center — Monday- when needing trash containers, trash 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. is overflowing or emergency service is required. processes to include turning in excess property, • Defense Activity for Nontraditional • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan reutilizing government property, web-based tools Education Support and Army Personnel Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s. available, special handling of property and Testing — Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and for service needs or to report environmental needs. To schedule an orientation, 12:30-4:30 p.m. complaints. contact Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo. Medical Activity Correspondence Department • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan for receiving/ turn in; Mike office hours — The Correspondence (Release of Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ Welsh at for reutilization/web Information) Office in the Patient Administration tools; or Rufus Guillory at Division hours are Monday-Wednesday and Friday • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed Thursday and Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email noon the second and third Wednesday of each federal holidays. Call 526-7322 or 526-7284 for month at the Joel Hefley Community Center more information. • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary conference room, 6800 Prussman Ave. The Claims Office hours — are Monday-Friday from 9 Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ Retirement Services Office recommends spouses a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. The Claims Office is Use this number to obtain self-help accompany Soldiers to the briefing. Call 526-2840 located on the first floor of building 6222, 1633 tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. for more information. Mekong Street. Shipment under Full Replacement • Base operations contracting officer rep- Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays Value claimants must submit Department of resentative — Call Bruce Gronczniak at 526-9262 for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for Defense Form 1840R to the carrier within 75 days. personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefings Shipment under Defense Personal Property are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing Program claimants must log into the Defense Arts Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings start Personal Property System at BOSS meetings at 7:30 a.m. Soldiers are required to bring and report all the items online within 75 days. are held at 10 a.m. Department of the Army Form 5118, signed by Claims must be submitted within nine months the first and third their unit personnel section, and a pen to complete directly with carriers to receive full replacement Wednesday of each forms. Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. value for missing and destroyed items. All other month at the Foxhole. Army ROTC Green to Gold briefings — are held claims should be submitted to Fort Carson Claims For information, call the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon Office within two years of the date of delivery or 524-BOSS. at the education center, building 1117, room 120. date of incident. Call the Fort Carson Claims Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Office at 526-1355 for more information.
  10. 10. 8 MOUNTAINEER — March 9, 2012223rd Medical Det. earnsDivision Safety Streamer Story and photo by care about the mission and it gives them a Pfc. Andrew Ingram sense of pride.” 4th Infantry Division Each Soldier in the detachment takes Public Affairs Office personal safety and the safety of comrades seriously, because they understand each Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding member of the team is an integral part of thegeneral, 4th Infantry Division and Fort unit, Martinez said.Carson, presented the Division Safety “They know, in a small unit like ours, ifStreamer to Soldiers of the 223rd Medical one person gets into an accident, one ofDetachment (Preventive Medicine), 10th our preventative medicine teams becomesCombat Support Hospital, during a ceremony ineffective,” he saidat the unit’s motor pool Feb. 28. Solid examples of leadership from the The detachment earned the safety streamer detachment’s NCOs simplified the task ofby demonstrating outstanding safety standards enforcing safety standards, said Staff Sgt.and having no at-fault accidents or personal Thomas Witt, noncommissioned officer-in-injuries, and no alcohol- or drug-related charge, 223rd Medical Detachment.incidents, since Maj. Winico Martinez took “We became a family,” Witt said. “Mycommand of the unit in 2010. NCOs and I made sure that everyone knew The commanding general thanked 223rd what right looked like, and impressedMedical Detachment troops for keeping upon them the importance of doing thethemselves accountable and safe, setting an right thing.”example for all Soldiers of Fort Carson. Witt said his Soldiers were honored to The streamer is a physical representation have the Fort Carson commanding generalof the Soldiers’ outstanding adherence to present their unit the first 4th Inf. Div. SafetyFort Carson’s safety policies, Anderson said. Streamer awarded on the Mountain Post “All of my Soldiers, noncommissioned since 2009.officers and officers have done an outstanding “This award isn’t for me or the com- Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Infantry Divisionjob of supporting safety,” said Martinez. “It mander; this award is for the detachment,” and Fort Carson, affixes the Division Safety Streamer to the 223rdis an honor to receive the Division Safety said Witt. “I have a great group of guys, and Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) guidon at the unit’s motorStreamer, because it is a testament to people this is for them. It’s to recognize all of the pool Feb. 28. The detachment earned the streamer for implementingin my organization. It proves they care things they have done to keep themselves and safety standards and having no at-fault accidents or personal injuriesabout their fellow Soldiers; it proves they each other safe and doing the right thing.” and no alcohol- or drug-related incidents since 2010. Ear, Nose Throat: Brian Dodds, M.D. Charlene Hickson, M.D. Scott Howe, M.D. OUR EARS ARE BURNING. Julie Newburg, M.D. HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS? Our Ear, Nose Throat team is one of five specialties recognized by U.S. News World Report as “High-Performing.” That’s four more than any other hospital south of Denver. If you need great care, it’s right here. And it’s only going to get better. INVITING YOU INTO THE ALL NEW... MILITARY SPECIALS Secure your space today Save An Additional 5% Certified used Hondas and other Certified used vehicles On Your Monthly Rent FREE use of our moving van on move-IN and OUT Your FREE MPG HQ Call us today and reserve your storage We Matc h 785-5060 CIRCLE DRIVE SELF STORAGE 2515 Arlington Drive, Colorado Springs, CO USAA South Academy at Fountain g (South of Fountain Blvd, behind Shamrock Gas on Circle Drive) Pricin 719-447-0452 Price Protection Guarantee good on same model within 14 days of purchase... see store for details.
  11. 11. March 9, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 9New commanders, 1st sergeants learn ropes Story and photo by Pfc. Andrew Ingram of the students a much-needed reminder of the tasks sergeant, you are learning a lot on the fly,” Williams 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office and procedures company leaders must be familiar said. “We may not learn everything we will need to with, said Capt. Aaron Williams, commander, know during this course, but we have learned where Mountain Post officers and senior noncommis- Company B, Headquarters and Headquarters to get our questions answered.”sioned officers participated in the Commander and Battalion, 4th Infantry Division. Even leaders with a long history at the MountainFirst Sergeant Training Course at the Fort Carson “As a brand new company commander or first Post could benefit from the course, said 1st center, Feb. 27-March 2. Douhnn Gbehan, Company K, 1st Battalion, During the weeklong class, newly- 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combatappointed company commanders and first Team, 4th Inf. Div.sergeants, and company level leaders new “During the walking tour, I learned thatto Fort Carson received briefings from post many offices had changed location, anddirectorates, learned about Army programs phone numbers change all the time, so it wasand procedures and toured Fort Carson very beneficial for me to take this course”training facilities. said Gbehan, who has been stationed at Fort Each class is designed to provide Carson since 2006.information to leaders to prepare them for On the final day of the course, Maj.the complex mission of leading a company, Gen. Joseph Anderson and Command Sgt.said David List, facilitator for the Maj. Brian Stall, 4th Inf. Div. and FortCommander and First Sergeant Training Carson commanding general and seniorCourse, Fort Carson Mission Support enlisted leader, presented the students withElement Training Office. certificates of appreciation and encouraged “This course is an orientation built for them to enjoy their time as company first sergeants and commanders who “You are all at a great stage in yourare about to take command,” List said. lives, because the best jobs in the Army“It gives them a briefing of all of the are company commander and firstorganizations on post that can help them sergeant,” Anderson said. “There is nothingduring command. It entails just about Capt. Aaron Williams, commander, Company B, Headquarters and more rewarding than being in command ofeverything a commander and first sergeant Headquarters Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, asks for clarification on Soldiers. 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  12. 12. 10 MOUNTAINEER — March 9, 2012Soldiers battle at BOSS tourney Story and photo by other in the first-person shooter video from its Afghanistan deployment last are really listening to what Soldiers Pfc. Nathan Thome game by setting up timed, multi-player summer, said Costello. have to say and are giving them what1st Brigade Combat Team Public matches with their personal video game “An important aspect of this event they want, while trying to reach everyAffairs Office, 4th Infantry Division consoles. At the end of each match, the is that it was held during the workday, demographic of single Soldiers.” team with the most points advanced to so it didn’t take away from Soldiers’ Soldiers competing in the tourna- Thumbs mashing buttons and wig- the next round in the tournament. personal time, giving them the chance ment helped make the event possiblegling joysticks, coincided with cheers of Created to enhance the morale and to incorporate training in a fun way,” said by bringing their personal TVs andexcitement and groans of disappointment welfare of single Soldiers, increase Costello. “That allowed Soldiers from video game consoles to the brigaderesonating from the classrooms of the Soldier retention and sustain combat different battalions to come together headquarters.“Raider” Brigade headquarters building, readiness, the brigade’s BOSS program and build a network of camaraderie As competition began, teamsFeb. 24. organized the event for 1st BCT Soldiers. throughout the brigade.” crowded around 16 flat-screen TVs More than 70 Soldiers assigned to “BOSS is mainly geared toward In the months ahead, Soldiers from scattered throughout the classroom to1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Soldiers that are in the barracks, but 1st BCT will conduct field training exer- see who would win the first round.Division, participated in a “Call of Duty: includes single Soldiers throughout the cises, as well as travel to the National “My teammate and I played aboutModern Warfare 3” tournament hosted brigade,” said 1st Lt. Nicholas Costello, Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. eight consecutive games … before takingby the unit’s Better Opportunity for brigade adjutant. With the busy schedule ahead of first place,” said Staff Sgt. MichaelSingle Soldiers program. The tournament was the first BOSS the brigade, the tournament provided the Cruz, cavalry scout, Headquarters and Soldiers competed against each event held since Raider Brigade returned Soldiers the perfect opportunity to relax Headquarters Detachment, 1st Special and refresh, said Costello. Troops Battalion, 1st BCT. “This event was considered Cruz said he never expected to meet training for the day, because so many people with similar interests. Soldiers solidified strong ties The event also provided some of within the brigade, which is Raider Brigade’s newest arrivals the important because it creates a opportunity to meet Soldiers from support group that can sustain other battalions and build their own them through deployment,” he said. support groups. Unit representatives conducted Soldiers make new friends and an informal survey in January, connections outside of their units at asking single Soldiers in the brigade BOSS events, which help to build the which BOSS event they would like team and create single-Soldier support to participate in the most. systems, said Costello. The survey ensured the voices “I think it’s great that the command of the single Soldiers are heard, has taken an interest in the single giving the troops the opportunity to Soldiers of the brigade,” said Pfc. Justin provide input on things that are Price, cavalry scout, Headquarters and important to them, said Costello. 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  13. 13. March 9, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 11