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  1. 1. Vol. 70 No. 16 April 20, 2012 Word of the month: EducateLt. Col. Larry Burris, commander, 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Gen. David Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, at FortCombat Team, 4th Infantry Division, explains his battalion’s training regimen to Carson Training Area 109, April 13.FORSCOM command team visits Story and photo by Pfc. Andrew Ingram 4th Infantry Division cannot be overstated,” said Rodriguez, thanking the Soldiers for their sacrifices in defense of the nation. The next morning, the FORSCOM command to standards,” Bohn said. “We have to make sure these young Soldiers are proficient in every aspect of what they do.” Public Affairs Office team ate breakfast with Fort Carson company grade Upon returning to the installation, Anderson and officers and met privately with Maj. Gen. Joseph Stall took the FORSCOM command team on a tour Gen. David Rodriguez, commanding general, Anderson, commanding general, 4th Inf. Div. and of Fort Carson facilities, concluding with lunch atU.S. Army Forces Command, and the command’s Fort Carson, and Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Stall, the the Robert C. Stack Jr., Dining Facility.senior enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Darrin division’s senior enlisted leader. During the meal, the FORSCOM and 4th Inf. Div.Bohn, visited Fort Carson April 12-13. Anderson and Stall then escorted their guests to leaders met with the Family of Staff Sgt. Kenneth During their stay, the command team met with 4th Fort Carson Range 109 via a UH-60 Black Hawk, Mayne, a 1st BCT Soldier who was killed during anInfantry Division leadership, toured installation facilities where Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. attack on his unit while deployed to Iraq in 2008.and training areas and participated in an honor rally for Div., conducted M1A2 Abrams tank gunnery training. The leaders accompanied Mayne’s parents, Danone of the division’s fallen Soldiers and his Family. Rodriguez and Bohn discussed the training and Michelle Benavidez, to an honor rally and the Rodriguez and Bohn visited the “Home of the 4th program with 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, ceremonial first mile of their 1,080-mile trek to honorInfantry Division” to discuss Army policies with Fort commander, Lt. Col. Larry Burris, and senior their son’s service and sacrifice.Carson leaders, visit with Soldiers and inspect new enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Troy Henderson. “Thank you for being here,” Michelle Benavidezinstallation facilities. The FORSCOM leaders also took the opportunity to told the FORSCOM leaders. “It means so much that you The FORSCOM leaders first attended the Fort present coins to outstanding “Iron Knights” Soldiers. would come out and support our son and our cause.”Carson Warrior Transition Battalion Town Hall During the return trip, Bohn said he was Concluding their tour, Rodriguez and Bohn bidMeeting at the Special Events Center. impressed with the battalion’s training plan. farewell to Anderson and Stall at the Colorado Springs “The sacrifices you have made for this country “It’s good to see these troops on the line training Airport and returned to Fort Bragg, N.C. Message board INSIDE Privately owned weapons range firing event Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. From Specker Avenue turn on Cobra Lane near Gate 20. Turn right at tank trail and follow red safety flag. Page 8 Page 18 Pages 20-21
  2. 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — April 20, 2012 MOUNTAINEERCommanding General: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson Sexual assault, harassmentGarrison Commander: Col. Robert F. McLaughlinFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Dee McNutt have no place in our Army Editor’s note: Army leaders released the following assault and sexual harassment have no place in our Army. letter in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In keeping with the Army’s “I. A.M. Strong” campaign,Chief, Print and Web Communications: This month, our Army commemorates National we call upon every Soldier, civilian and Family member Rick Emert Sexual Assault Awareness Month and reaffirms our to have the personal courage to Intervene, regardless ofEditor: Devin Fisher commitment to eradicate sexual assault and harassment the time or place. Act decisively to stand up and protectStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland in our ranks and in our Army communities. members of our Army Family from all forms of sexual “Achieving Cultural Change through Dignity and assault and harassment; and Motivate others through theHappenings: Nel Lampe Respect” is this year’s theme. As members of a profession Army Values to be vigilant in the fight to protect our team.Sports writer: Walt Johnson sworn to protect others — united by the bonds of trust An Army free of sexual assault and sexualLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall between brothers and sisters in arms — we must all harassment, where every Soldier, civilian and Family recognize and embrace our individual responsibility to member is treated with dignity and respect, is a ensure dignity and respect in our workplaces and fundamental right for everyone in our ranks. Our Army This commercial enterprise newspaper isan authorized publication for members of the communities. We must ensure that all members of the Family deserves nothing less.Department of Defense. Contents of the Army Family, without exception, understand that sexual —Army Strong.Mountaineer are not necessarily the officialview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or Raymond F. Chandler III Raymond T. Odierno John M. McHughthe Department of the Army. Printed circulation Sergeant Major of the Army General, United States Army Secretary of the Armyis 12,000 copies. Chief of Staff The editorial content of theMountaineer is the responsibility of the PublicAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119,Tel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address 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 withFort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. 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  3. 3. April 20, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 32011 Good NeighborsCarson honors Stein, Fowler Story and photo by Billie Garner communities is nothing short of astounding Garrison Public Affairs Office and second to none,” Anderson said. “Above all else, Marv truly conveys his For the first time since the program’s sincere appreciation and gratitude to ourinception in 1978, Fort Carson hailed two Soldiers and their Families on a regular basis.members from the neighboring civilian He is very aware of the sacrifices Soldierscommunity as its Good Neighbors, during an make to support our nation and, even though itinduction ceremony dinner April 11. has been a very long time since he wore a Marvin Stein and the late Cindy Fowler join uniform, he is always there to support us withthe ranks of Fort Carson Good Neighbors during a big smile on his face,” Anderson said.the annual dinner attended by local community Over the past several years, Stein teamedmembers and Fort Carson leadership at the up with many organizations to provide goodsElkhorn Conference Center. and services to military men, women and Stein, a Pueblo businessman with a history their Families.of giving to Soldiers and their Families was He supported the Wounded Warrior Golfnamed 2011 Fort Carson Good Neighbor. Tournament, providing handicap-accessible “Marvin is a well respected leader in both golf carts for every wounded warrior involvedour military and civilian communities and is an in the tournament. He contributes to the USO’sinstant friend to everyone he meets. He has campaign for wounded Soldiers and is asupported our nation with his support of Fort f inancial supporter of the El PomarCarson through the (Directorate of) Family and Foundation’s program for Families of woundedMorale, Welfare and Recreation, and participates warriors. He also assisted in obtaining ain numerous ceremonies, asking nothing in Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Infantry $25,000 wheelchair for a Soldier who wasreturn,” said Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, Division and Fort Carson, assists Marvin Stein with his Good Neighbor injured in a field training exercise.commanding general, 4th Infantry Division jacket April 11 at the Elkhorn Conference Center. Stein and the late For the past two years, Stein donated a “Dayand Fort Carson. Cindy Fowler were named Fort Carson’s Good Neighbors for 2011. of Football” for wounded warriors at Colorado “Marv continues to be an advocate for the State University in Pueblo that includedmilitary with business and political leaders in the Anderson said the Colorado Springs area has lunch, tickets to the game and refreshments.surrounding communities of Fort Carson, most signifi- set the standard for other communities to follow He pursued solutions to the installation’s shortagecantly in Pueblo. He continuously helps organize and when it comes to integrating military installations of buildings and administrative office space, petitioningparticipates in events in our community that focus into a local community. See Neighbors on Page 4on supporting all Front Range installations,” he said. “The support that we receive from the surrounding UP $ UP TO TO 5,000 00 INSTAN CRED T! 5 000.00 I NSTANT CREDI T! 5,000.00 INSTANT CREDIT! 000 00.0 NS NST REDI DIT GOOD CAR ALARM SALE! BET B TER BETTER BEST $ $ 19 19 29 29 $ 39 39 $ $ $ 19 19 15 15 19 19 STORE HOURS: No Payments ‘ti Next Mon h! No Payment ‘til Next Month! ayments ‘til Next Month! yments ti ext on e t il nth S. Academy Blvd. X In the Mission Trace Shopping Center MEMBER 392-0181 Minimum six months employment and checking account required to finance. All models similar to illustr tion. Some quantities limited; subject to prior sale. *Cash, credit card, or debit card on these items. s employment required illustration. ra d
  4. 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — April 20, 2012 UCMJ applies to social media activity Editor’s note: The following information about yourself, such as schedules and is reprinted from the U.S. Army Social event locations. Media Handbook. q Ask, “What could the wrong person do Soldiers using social media must abide with this information?” and “Could it by the Uniform Code of Military Justice at compromise the safety of myself, my all times. Commenting, posting or linking Family or my unit?” to material that violates the UCMJ or basic q Geotagging is a feature that reveals rules of Soldier conduct is prohibited. your location to other people within Social media provides the opportunity your network. Photo by Susan C. Galentine for Soldiers to speak freely about their q Consider turning off the GPS function Recycling pays activities and interests. However, Soldiers are subject to UCMJ even when of your smartphone and digital camera. q Photos and videos can go viral quickly. Staff Sgt. Tracy McDaniel, left, and Roger Krebs, members of the off duty, so talking negatively about Closely review them before posting to Headquarters Dental Activity, load paper and plastic in a van for recycling. supervisors or releasing sensitive infor- ensure they don’t give away sensitive DENTAC turned in 3,438 pounds of recyclables from the five clinics to the mation is punishable under the UCMJ. It information which could be dangerous Fort Carson Recycle Center, building 155, to earn the top spot for is important that all Soldiers know that if released. the quarterly Unit Recycle Incentive Program. The unit earned once they log on to a social media platform, q Talk to your Family about operations $750 for its unit morale, welfare and recreation funds. The 168th they still represent the Army. security. Be sure they know what can Regiment, Regional Training Institute, collected 3,198 pounds, claiming Security items to consider and cannot be posted. second and earning the unit $500. The 247th Quartermaster Company, q Look closely at all privacy settings. Set The complete 56-page U.S. Army Social 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, security options to allow visibility to Media Handbook is available at http://www. received $250 for finishing third with 2,482 pounds of recyclables. “friends only.” q Do not reveal sensitive information media-handbook-2011-8992055.Neighbors Fowler founded “Cowgirls and Cocktails” as part offrom Page 3 the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Foundation. The foundation raises funds for patients while theylocal, state and national officials in the executive fight cancer and undergo treatment.and legislative branches of government. “Cindy helped raise thousands that were donated “I have been asked numerous times why I to Evans Army Community Hospital for the purchasewillingly drive the 40-plus minutes to Colorado of equipment to ease the recovery process for womenSprings so many times,” Stein said. “There are only undergoing life-altering surgery. She devoted endlesstwo reasons. First, nobody has ever shot at me during time and effort to the Families and Soldiers of Fortany trip. Second, I have not encountered either an Carson. Cindy was dedicated to improving the life(improvised explosive device) or land mine.” of all Soldiers and their Families. She was a truly Over the past decade, the outstanding individual whose legacyColorado Springs military Family, and generosity will be felt for yearswith few exceptions, cannot stake to come,” said Anderson.the same claim, he said. “Cindy is the epitome of a “They have been putting it all on good neighbor. Cindy was a friendthe line for my family, our nation of mine, introducing me to theand their own Family. The irony with civilian community when I wasmy receipt of this award is that the new to my position,” said Deedeserving party is thanking me,” McNutt, Fort Carson GarrisonStein said. “I can simply say that I Public Affairs overwhelmed by this action and With tears in the eyes of many ofam humbled to be included with the guests, Anderson asked those inthe prior 33 recipients. attendance to join him in a moment “The least I can do is try to of silence on behalf of Cindy Fowler.make their lives better as a way of Good Neighbors receive aexpressing my gratitude,” said Stein. Fowler plaque etched with the title and Fowler posthumously becomes year awarded, a sport coat with hisa member of the Fort Carson Good Neighbors. name embroidered on the patch, a certificate andAnderson presented the award to her husband, photo on permanent display with all of the GoodChuck Fowler and their daughter, Emily Fowler. Neighbors at the 4th Infantry Division Cindy Fowler supported many causes and Headquarters building. Good Neighbors are invitedwas a participant, board member and director of to events and ceremonies held on Fort Carson.organizations that raised funds and provided for Good Neighbors attending the dinner includedthose in need. Don Addy, John Bernheim, Marvin Boyd, Charles “Cindy spent her life helping others, even Brown, Jay Cimino, Tsai Freidberg, Harry Hoth,through her battle with cancer,” said Chuck Fowler. Ryer Hitchcock, Harold Littrell, Edward Lohman, To promote breast cancer awareness, Cindy Lou Mellini, Harlan Ochs, Jim Palmer and Bill Tutt. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/4THID WWW.TWITTER.COM/@4THINFDIV WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/THE4ID WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/THE4ID WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/THE4ID
  5. 5. April 20, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 5Soldier pulls man from burning wreckage By Staff Sgt. Christopher Jelle 3rd Brigade Combat Team door on the driver’s side of the vehicle against a guardrail on the outside of the northbound lane. himself from the truck, which was Public Affairs Office, “I saw the truck hit the guardrail and flames on quickly consumed by 4th Infantry Division the side of the truck,” said Sutton. “I stopped to see if flames, said Herrell. I could offer any assistance, because it’s just one of Scott St. Onge, A Soldier from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th those things that you know you’re supposed to do.” a motorist who wit-Infantry Division, helped save a life March 29 by Jim Herrell, a local citizen, arrived at the crash nessed the incident,pulling a man from a wrecked semi-truck following a site just before Sutton, who was running up the small said he saw the smokemulti-car crash on Interstate 25 near Exit 128 in hill to the driver’s side of the pinned vehicle. and watched SuttonColorado Springs. Staff Sgt. Donald Sutton, field artillery system Herrell said they could both hear the screams of the truck driver becoming frantic as he unsuccessfully rush to the vehicle. As St. Onge went Suttonmechanic, Company K, 64th Brigade Support tried to kick the driver’s side door open. to retrieve tools and a first-aid kit from the back ofBattalion, 3rd BCT, saw the wrecked vehicle as he Sutton and Herrell worked to keep the driver his truck, he turned to see Sutton carrying the driverwas driving on Bandley Drive, returning to Fort calm as they explained the door was jammed and they down the hill toward his vehicle.Carson from lunch. would have to pull him out through the window. St. Onge said the cab of the semi-truck was Sutton said a car heading north on the interstate “(Sutton) stuck his face right into that burning completely engulfed by the time he reached Sutton.went across the median into the southbound lane, vehicle,” Herrell said. “He and I had (an intense) “If (Sutton) had not been as fast or as determinedstriking another vehicle. A semi-truck heading south experience together — the kind you only see on TV.” as he was, that driver would have been dead,” St.swerved to avoid the accident and crossed the median, Sutton pulled the driver through the window and Onge said.hitting a pole on the passenger side and pinning the immediately helped the victim to safety, distancing The driver seemed to have suffered from minor abrasions on his arm and smoke inhalation, according to Sutton, who stayed with the man until paramedics arrived.Staff Sgt. Donald The five-vehicle crash caused a closure of the Sutton, 64th northbound lanes of I-25 for more than an hour as Brigade Support emergency crews cleared the wrecked vehicles and Battalion, 3rd doused the flames of the semi-truck. Brigade Combat “It is very clear that the heroic actions of Staff Team, 4th Sgt. Donald Sutton certainly saved the life of theInfantry Division, semi-truck driver. The driver absolutely would have pulled the died without Sutton’s involvement,” said Fountain driver of this Fire Chief Darin Anstine. “Staff Sgt. Sutton’s heroic semi-truck to measures reflect very positively on the bravery and safety following courage of the men and women of Fort Carson and a March 29 the United States Army as a whole.” accident on Sutton’s chain of command has recommended Interstate 25. him for the Soldier’s Medal and Army Safety Award Photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Sutton for his actions.
  6. 6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — April 20, 2012Carson honors fallen hero Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Brown Sept. 10, 1985 – April 3, 2012 Staff Sgt. Christopher L.Brown was born Sept. 10,1985, in Columbus, Ohio. Hejoined the Army in 2003 andattended Basic Training andAdvanced Individual Trainingat Fort Benning, Ga., gradu-ating as an infantryman inDecember 2003. He was first assigned to1st Battalion, 506th InfantryRegiment, at Camp Greaves,Korea. He deployed in supportof Operation Iraqi Freedom forseven months before the unit was transferred to Fort Carson, wherehe served with 2nd Bn., 12th Inf. Reg. Brown deployed as agrenadier for a second tour in Iraq in 2006 and then to Afghanistanin support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a squad leader in Photos by Staff Sgt. Craig Cantrell2009. He deployed for a fourth time in March, again to Above: SamAfghanistan with 2nd Bn., 12th Inf. Reg., as a squad leader. Swancutt, Pikes Brown’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Peak Highlanders,Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army plays “AmazingGood Conduct Medal with oak leaf cluster, National Defense Grace” during aService Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze memorial ceremonyservice star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Monday at Soldiers’Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Memorial Chapel inOverseas Service Ribbon, Noncommissioned Officer honor of Staff Sgt.Professional Development Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Christopher L. Brown.Infantryman Badge and Drivers and Mechanic Badge for Left: Honor guardWheeled Vehicles. members prepare Brown is survived by his wife, Ariell Taylor; his daughter, to fire volleys inCharlie; stepdaughter, Dilyn; father, Dwight Brown; mother, Brown’s honor.Priscilla Brown; and sisters, Marcella, Khrysti and Mary-Alice. Wiinning S Winning Smiles For Everyone! E EXPERIENCED, CARING AND GEN E EXPERIENCED, CARING AND GENTLE RI NC D A ENTL Cosmetic Dentistry Bonding & Veneers Root Canal Therapy DON’T GIVE ME TEACHERS. Childrens Dentistry Crowns & Bridges GIVE ME REAL WORLD GLADIATORS. Orthodontics Teeth Whitening Oral Surgery Your commitment to serve our country is as meaningful to us as it is to Dentures you. CTU is proud to offer support designed specifically for current and Implants veteran military personnel and their families. Wisdom Teeth White Fillings * Porcelain Laminates ** Gum Care PROVIDER R ACTIVE MILITA Y DEPENDENTS PROVIDER FOR ACTIVE MILITARY DEPENDENTS I I TAR E N T and prior learning assessment Personal De Personal Dentistry with a Soft To entistry r Soft Touch for f ouch Visit our Admission Advisor every Thursday at the Education Center. Children, Parents & Grandparents. , Parents Grandp rents. r pa 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 *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. www.p powersdentalgroup Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at Not all programs are available to residents of all states. CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary. 88-30534 262458 02/12 Caring Caring For Smiles Sinc 1974 g Since ce
  7. 7. April 20, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 7Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationSelf-Help Weed Control Program — Department of Dining facility Friday Saturday-Sunday Monday-Thursday Defense regulations require training for people Stack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. applying pesticides on military installations. Units Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. interested in participating in the program must Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. send Soldiers for training on the proper handling, Wolf Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. transportation and application of herbicides. Once 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. individuals are properly trained by the Directorate Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. of Public Works base operations contractor, Soldiers can be issued the appropriate products Warfighter Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. and equipment so units can treat weeds in rocked (Wilderness Road Complex) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. areas around their unit facilities. Weed control Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. training sessions for Soldiers are available the first LaRochelle Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. and third Monday of the month, May-September, 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. from 10 a.m. to noon in building 3708. Products Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. and equipment will be available for Soldiers on a hand receipt. Each unit may send up to five people of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and reutilizing government property, web-based tools for training. Call 492-0166 for more information. cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone available, special handling of property andFinance travel processing — All inbound and numbers and points of contact for services: environmental needs. To schedule an orientation, outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it • Facility repair/service orders — Fort contact Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo. Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family Carson Support Services service order desk can be for receiving/turn in; Mike member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergencies Welsh at for reutilization/web inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, tools; or Rufus Guillory at Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noonFirst Sergeants’ Barracks Program — is located in • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric the second and third Wednesday of each month at the building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. Joel Hefley Community Center conference room, operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The when needing trash containers, trash 6800 Prussman Ave. The Retirement Services Office office assists Soldiers with room assignments and is overflowing or emergency service is required. recommends spouses accompany Soldiers to the terminations. For more information call 526-9735. • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan briefing. Call 526-2840 for more information.Veterans Affairs claims and benefits — Veterans can Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays get assistance through the Veterans Services Group, for service needs or to report complaints. for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. for walk-ins and • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefings 3:30-4:30 p.m. for appointments. The VSG is Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts located at The Retired Enlisted Association Chapter Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings start at 7:30 1 at 834 Emory Circle in Colorado Springs. For • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — a.m. Soldiers are required to bring Department more information call 719-337-0086. Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email of the Army Form 5118, signed by their unitSergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson personnel section, and a pen to complete forms. Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. Tuesday of each month at the Family Connection Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ Army ROTC Green to Gold briefings — are held Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC is Use this number to obtain self-help the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon open to all active members and those interested in tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. at the education center, building 1117, room 120. becoming future SAMC members. The club was • Base operations contracting officer Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs originally a U.S. Forces Command organization of representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. elite noncommissioned officers but is now an or email for questions ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the Armywide program for individuals who have met on snow removal, grounds maintenance and first and third Wednesday of each month. Briefing the criteria and have proven themselves to be contractor response to service orders. sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness outstanding NCOs through a board/leadership • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come, process. Contact the SAMC president, Staff Sgt. 524-0786 or email to first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 Thomas Witt, at 526-5661 for more information. request latrines, for service or to report damaged days of their expiration term of service, butCommand Evaluation and Training Team — or overturned latrines. must attend the briefing no later than 30 days COMET provides commanders at all levels with The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is prior to their ETS or start of transition leave. Call a responsive maintenance and supply assessment able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building 526-2240/ 8458 for details. and training tool that improves the combat effec- 1430, room 240. During duty hours, Soldiers should Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in tiveness, readiness and efficiency of their units’ call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number for after building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m. logistical programs. The team identifies supply hours, holidays and weekends is 719-358-3275. Soldiers must be specialist to staff sergeant from any and maintenance weaknesses and problems, and Questions can also be submitted by email to military occupational specialty, have a general provides individual/unit reinforcement training Know your rights. technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. citizen, score based on assessments. Results remain confidential Legal services — provided at the Soldier Readiness 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test, and for the unit commander only. The team provides Processing site are for Soldiers undergoing the SRP pass a Special Forces physical. Call 524-1461 or assistance in the majority of maintenance and supply process. The SRP Legal Office will only provide visit the website at management areas with one-on-one training, and powers of attorney or notary services to Soldiers by conducting follow-up visits. The team also processing through the SRP. Retirees, Family Hours of Operation conducts classes to help strengthen supply skills members and Soldiers not in the SRP process can and improve maintenance readiness. Contact Tim receive legal assistance and powers of attorney at the • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from Howarth at 503-3095 or email thomas.howarth3. main legal office located at 1633 Mekong St., 7:30-10:30 a.m. for more information. building 6222, next to the Family Readiness Center. • Initial and partial issues — Monday-Recycle incentive program — The Directorate of Legal assistance prepares powers of attorney and Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Public Works has an incentive program to prevent performs notary services on a walk-in basis from • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- recyclable waste from going to the landfill. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards Fridays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for Briefings • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every 526-3321. participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — • Unit issues and turn ins — Call 526- 526-5898 for more information about the program. is held May 15-17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the 5512/6477 for approval.Directorate of Public Works services — DPW is Grant Library. This training is required for all Education Center hours of operation — The responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort Soldiers asked to perform this solemn duty. Per Mountain Post Training and Education Center, Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance Army Regulation 600-8-1, this duty is limited to building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: those in the ranks of sergeant first class to command • Counselor Support Center — Monday- sergeant major, chief warrant officer 2-5 and Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 captain and above. No reservations are required to a.m. to 4:30 p.m. BOSS meetings attend training. Classes offered on a first-come, • Army Learning Center — Monday- are held at 10 a.m. first-served basis. Call Jean Graves at 526-5613/ Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. the first and third 5614 for more information. • Defense Activity for Nontraditional Wednesday of each Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency Education Support and Army Personnel month at the Foxhole. Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in Testing — Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and For information, call building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from 12:30-4:30 p.m. 524-BOSS. 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building processes to include turning in excess property, 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  8. 8. 8 MOUNTAINEER — April 20, 2012Trainers visit Tactical Athlete Program Story and photo by Center, and Tiana Perry, an intern at the National room, really interested in learning and in getting Staff Sgt. Christopher Jelle Strength and Conditioning Center in Colorado better at what they do.”3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, Springs, attended the TAP training session, observing Chandler said the brigade trainers invited Ford 4th Infantry Division and mentoring Iron Brigade Soldiers on exercise because he brings a wealth of knowledge and techniques. experience in weightlifting. The “Iron” Brigade invited two local Olympic “As soon as I stepped into the room with all the “He just likes to bring what he’s learned andtrainers to coach a Tactical Athlete Program training guys, a wave of energy came over me,” said Ford, what he’s attained to other people,” said Chandler.session at Garcia Physical Fitness Center April 3. who trains and competes in Olympic weightlifting. “Tiana actually reached out to us to volunteer her Out of 30 companies participating in the brigade- “These guys were ready to get at it in the weight time, and when you have people that do that, youlevel program, Soldiers of want to bring them in.”Company A, 1st Battalion, Throughout the session, the athletes8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd answered Soldiers’ questions aboutBrigade Combat Team, 4th their Olympic training regimens.Infantry Division, were the “It’s a really, really great experi-best performers, said Matthew ence,” Perry said. “It’s really inspiringChandler, a TAP Trainer at to come and see what (the Soldiers)Garcia. do and to know that they serve our “We chose (the company) country.”mainly for their work ethic,” Having the extra trainers partici-said Chandler. “As soon as they pating in the workout allowed thecome in, they prepare the coaches to spend more time with eachweightroom, get warmed up Soldier, correcting exercise movementsand are ready for us to begin and developing them once we get there. “The fact that we were recognizedNo other unit we work with out of everyone in the brigade as beingdoes that, and it shows that they the top company, and to have thesereally want to be here.” Olympic-level athletes come in and The brigade’s new physical help train my guys — I thought it wasfitness training program is really special,” said Sgt. 1st Classdesigned to physically train Atanasio Viera, first sergeant,Soldiers in overall strength and Company A, 1st Bn., 8th Inf. Reg.conditioning while also reduc- Iron Brigade TAP trainers plan toing the number of training- Tiana Perry, intern at the National Strength and Conditioning Center, evaluates the continue bringing in local professionalrelated injuries. performance of Pfc. Chase Canales, Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd athletes and trainers to help develop Donovan Ford, a resident Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during a Tactical Athlete Program training session the Soldiers as they begin to excel atathlete at the Olympic Training at Garcia Physical Fitness Center, April 3. the program. Military life is EXPERIENCE A MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU! stressful enough. MILITARY DISCOUNTS Going to the dentist Breast Enlargement* doesn’t need to be. Breast Lift At Debbie Roubal DDS, PC we’ve lived Tummy Tuck the stressful lifestyle you’re living. Liposuction Dr. Debbie Roubal FREE CONSULTATION General Dentist and Military Spouse Affordable Financing Options Debbie Roubal DDS PC, where the DOUGLAS J. RASKIN, M.D., D.M.D military community always has a friend. Baylor, Harvard & Stanford Trained Certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery Call (719) 636-1933 for a stress free dental appointment, or visit us online at *Mentor has some great incentives for using their products – please call us for details
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  10. 10. 10 MOUNTAINEER — April 20, 2012Spouses get taste of Army Story and photos by “It’s a day for the spouses to come Lt. Col. Nicholas Palarino, comman- Troops Battalion, instructed the disas- Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch out and live a day in the life of a der, Rear Detachment, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. sembly and assembly of the M4 carbine,2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Soldier,” said Valarie Adams, Family Div., started Jayne Wayne Day briefing and the dime-and-washer drill — anAffairs Office, 4th Infantry Division readiness support assistant, 2nd BCT, participants on the day’s festivities exercise that focuses on the basic 4th Inf. Div. before Warhorse Soldiers separated the fundamentals of marksmanship. Spouses rarely find the opportunity Eighty-nine “Warhorse” spouses spouses into six smaller groups. “The wives should get a betterto low crawl through an obstacle participated in the event that featured six “We want the wives to see what sense of what their husbands gocourse, gaze down the sight of an M4 stations: physical readiness training; their husbands do and build camaraderie through day-to-day,” said Swiderski.carbine or sweat profusely during Army disassembly and assembly of the M4 between the wives just like their husbands Instructors at each station encour-physical training. carbine; learning first aid and litter carry do in their sections,” said Palarino. aged maximum participation, and the “Jayne Wayne Day” afforded 2nd skills; instruction on basics of Modern The FRSA modeled Jayne Wayne spouses stepped up to the challenge.Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Army Combatives; firing the Electronic Day after the basics of Sergeant’s Time Spouses handled the M4 carbine,Division, spouses these chances and more Skills Trainer 2000 weapons simulator; Training, he said. cheered on a fellow spouse struggling toat Fort Carson’s Ironhorse Park, April 13.and a “fun ride” in a military vehicle. Adams said she planned the event climb a rope and felt the effects of wearing to heighten the level of excite- body armor and an advanced combat ment for Soldiers returning helmet during a ride in a military vehicle. from deployment next month, The spouses got a taste of what a and to help build relationships Soldier eats when instructors issued a between spouses. Meal Ready-to-Eat to each participant. 2nd Lt. Jason Klemp and Adrienne Rodriguez, wife of Pfc. 1st Lt. Steven Seifen, Rear Joe Rodriguez, Headquarters and Head- Detachment, 1st Battalion, quarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 16th 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Field Artillery Regiment, said she came BCT, assisted in coordinating to Jayne Wayne Day because she thought the day’s events. it would be fun to see what her husband The planners arranged does at work all day, to do physical the events in a round-robin training and ride in a military vehicle. configuration, with every “I liked shooting the guns, and group spending about 45 the assembling and disassembling of the minutes at a station before weapons,” she said. rotating to the next challenge. Palarino met the spouses at the Each battalion coordinated Ironhorse Park amphitheater to thank and instructed an event, them for their participation and 2nd ensuring the safety of the BCT Rear Detachment commanders spouses at all times by having presented certificates of completion water, food and medical to the spouses. supplies readily available. “Everybody had a fantastic time,Adrienne Rodriguez releases the charging handle of an M4 carbine during “Jayne Wayne Day” Sgt. Nathan Swiderski, and they are ready to do it again,”April 13 at Ironhorse Park. Rear Detachment, 2nd Special said Adams. PASSION This is PPCC. Love to cook and want to make it a career? Maybe manage a restaurant or start a catering company? A Culinary Arts degree from PPCC is the way to channel your passion and make To register visit: it a reality. or call 719.502.2000
  11. 11. April 20, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 11 Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, salute Michelle and Dan Benavidez as they pass rank and file during their ceremonial first mile of a 1,080-mile march to honor their son, Staff Sgt. Kenneth Mayne, and raise awareness of the service and sacrifice of military Families, April 13. Photo by Spc. Nathan ThomeFamily begins trek in honor of fallen son By Spc. Nathan Thome1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, there when I need help or advice,” said Spc. Matt Spradley, infantryman, Company B. “I’m close Following the tour, the group had lunch with Gen. David Rodriguez, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division with the entire Family; I spend every weekend with U.S. Army Forces Command, and Maj. Gen. Joseph them, and we do all kinds of events. To me, they Anderson, commanding general, 4th Inf. Div. and The Soldiers of Company B flanked the 4th are my Family.” Fort Carson, before attending the rally.Infantry Division and Fort Carson Mounted Color Following the rally, Soldiers of Company B During the ceremony, Burris took specialGuard, paying silent respect to one of their own fell in behind the mounted color guard to march care in expressing his condolences, as well asduring a ceremony held in honor of Staff Sgt. the ceremonial first mile to Fort Carson’s those of his Soldiers.Kenneth Mayne at Manhart Field, April 13. Gate 1. The Benavidez Family then led the “Mrs. Benavidez, I am honored and humbled “Today, we gather to honor the memory of formation with supporters following behind as to have known and served with your son,” saidStaff Sgt. Kenneth Mayne, who served with honor Fort Carson Soldiers saluted and then applauded Burris. “Please know I speak not only for myself,and made the ultimate sacrifice for his nation, after the Family passed by. but for the Soldiers in Company B, and the entirewhile serving as a member of Company B, 1st The Benavidez Family began the day meeting Iron Knights Battalion, when I say we are trulyBattalion, 66th Armor Regiment,” said Lt. Col. with their son’s former unit leadership, where sorry for your loss, and that we are very proudLarry Burris, “Iron Knights” Battalion commander. they received a tour of the battalion’s operating to be part of this honor rally that marks the Burris’ words to the Soldiers of Company B and facilities and spoke with Soldiers in the unit. beginning of your journey.”the various members of the audience began a litanyof affirmation and support for Mayne’s parents,Michelle and Dan Benavidez, who began a 1,080-milemarch in honor of their son at Fort Carson. Capt. Geoffrey Shraga, assistant plans officer,Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Bn.,66th Armor Reg., and Mayne’s former platoonleader, also participated in the honor rally forhis former Soldier. “This rally meant so much, because I feel thatmy former platoon is still my Family,” said Shraga.“This is something that is important to both Michelleand I, because we are honoring our Family.” Even those who did not serve with Maynepersonally paid their respects to the BenavidezFamily, who were known for their compassion andreaching out to the Soldiers of their son’s companyin a time of mutual grief. “Michelle is like a mother to me; she is always The 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard and Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div., lead the Benavidez Family down Heritage Row, April 13. Photo by Andrea Sutherland
  12. 12. 12 MOUNTAINEER — April 20, 2012Facility offers new opportunities Story and photos by achieve a modern look, with exposed air the Directorate of Family and Morale, swimming area for children. Andrea Sutherland ducts creating an industrial look in the Welfare and Recreation, and project Locker rooms have wheelchair- Mountaineer staff facility, but also maintain functionality. lead for the Ironhorse Sports and accessible showers, wet saunas The result: an 85,000-square-foot Fitness Center. “This is for the troops and whirlpools. There are also two Lorri Martindale agonized over fitness center that boasts a 12,000- that we have on this installation.” family changing rooms.every detail of the new Ironhorse Sports square-foot swimming pool, 36-foot The new facility, located on “I visited other post gyms and tookand Fitness Center, even the ceramic rock climbing wall and bouldering the new Fort Carson Resiliency what they hated about their facilitiestiling in the facility’s wet saunas. wall, three full-size basketball Campus, houses 131 pieces of fitness and made sure we didn’t repeat “I wanted it to have a feng shui courts, two racquetball courts and a equipment, including treadmills, those mistakes,” said Martindale.feeling,” she said. “I wanted the colors 587-foot-long indoor running track.elliptical machines, weightlifting Instead of opting for 16-footto be warm and inviting, not knock me “The last gym renovation on equipment and stationary bicycles. hallways like other installations,over as soon as I enter the building.” this post took place in 1967,” saidThree group exercise rooms will Martindale said she and the architects Martindale said she was trying to Martindale, facilities manager for feature circuit training, kickboxing, narrowed the hallways, allowing for yoga and Zumba more space in exercise rooms. They The Fort Carson Resiliency classes. There is also provided more storage, including also an exercise room 462 lockers in both the men’s and Campus officially opens May 3 dedicated to spin classes. women’s locker rooms. The facility after a ribbon-cutting ceremony The natatorium also features a sound system that can at 10 a.m. The Ironhorse Sports features a 25-yard lap be modified for each workout area. pool, a 15-foot-deep “It’s exciting for me to see and Fitness Center opens for all diving well with one- and the Soldiers and Families get community members May 3. three-meter springboards something back,” Martindale said. and a zero-depth entry “They deserve it.”The 36-foot rock climbing wall and bouldering wall Lifeguard trainees practice their skills in the new 12,000-square-foot-swimming pool. The natatorium features awill allow climbers to top-rope and lead climb. 25-yard lap pool, 15-foot-deep diving well with one- and three-meter springboards and a zero-depth entry wading area. PUBLIC & DEALER Covering AUTO AUCTION All Bases 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month 905 Santa Fe Ave., Fountain, CO – 11:00 am EDUCATION FAIR 2nd Saturday of every month 2751 N. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, CO – 11:00 am Doolittle Hall at the U.S. Air Force Academy* 200-300 units to choose from every auction. April 28, 2012 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Cars, Pickups, SUVs, RVs, Bank Repos, etc… Get that degree you’ve been Consignments are welcome! Pyramid Motors Auctions Co. putting off– Need a (Pueblo) 719-547-3585 We’re your one-stop shop or (Fountain) 719-382-5151 Go to higher education information! Dentist! Keynote Address by Dr. Louis Fletcher at 10:30 a.m., U.S. SURPLUS former Air Force and higher education expert Meet Karl Mecklenburg, author and former Denver Broncos captain and All-Pro Visit with schools specializing in local, online, WE SELL: Get expert answers to all your questions about veterans’ education assistance 719-576-5566 AIR SOFT FOOD INSURANCE MOUNTAIN HOUSE Sample delicious treats from Jason’s Deli, HEADQUARTERS FREEZE DRIED Cookies by Design, and Mountain High Coffee FREE EVENT Open to all branches of the military and the public! * Non-military attendees MUST enter through USAFA’s North Gate, I-25 exit 156B at your Fun Store For more information, contact Beth at 2475 S. Academy 719.472.0300 Ext. 134 574-8993 HOURS: MON-FRI, 9:00AM-5:30PM, SAT 10AM-5PM