Vol. 70 No. 33 Aug. 17, 2012 Word of the month: ConfidencePueblo leaders pledge commitment to Soldiers Story and photos by Samantha B. Koss Special to the Mountaineer Pueblo and Fort Carson leaderssigned a covenant in Pueblo Tuesdaypromising to build partnerships thatsupport the strength, resilience andreadiness of Soldiers and theirFamilies. “This is another extraordinary dayfor our military community as westrengthen the already strong bondsbetween Fort Carson and the city ofPueblo with the signing of thiscovenant,” said Maj. Gen. JosephAnderson, commanding general, 4thInfantry Division and Fort Carson. The purpose of the covenant is tohighlight and recognize the numerousties Fort Carson has with the Pueblocommunity and to promote continuedefforts to build strong relationshipswith local communities. The Secretary of the Army createdthe Army Community Covenant in2008 to formalize support from localcommunities across America. Fort Carson leaders Medal of Honor recipients (four) than anywhere else Signers of the Pueblo Community Covenant commit tosigned an Army Community Covenant in 2009 with in the nation,” said covenant signer Rod Slyhoff, build partnerships that support the strength, resilienceFountain and Colorado Springs. They also signed a president and CEO of the Greater Pueblo Chamber and readiness of Soldiers and their Families. Signing thecovenant with Pueblo West in 2011 and one with of Commerce. “It is natural for us to put our support covenant are, from left, Rod Slyhoff, president and CEOColorado Springs again in May. in writing and to sign this covenant of the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce; Col. David “These covenants are designed to develop and even though it has been in our Grosso, Fort Crason garrison commander; Chrisbuild and strengthen effective partnerships hearts forever.” Kaufman, president of the Pueblo City Council; Maj. Gen.in order to improve the quality This signing will bring aware- Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Infantryof life for our Soldiers ness to all of the organizations, Division and Fort Carson; John B. Cordova, Puebloand their Families,” programs and events in Pueblo County Commissioner; and William J. Hybl, civilian aideAnderson said. supporting Fort Carson Soldiers emeritus to the Secretary of the Army. Not pictured is The Secretary of the and Families. Sandy Gutierrez, president and CEO of the Pueblo LatinoArmy assigns a civilian Soldiers participate in Chamber of Commerce; and Robert M. Rawlings,aide to represent the Army Pueblo events each year, such publisher and editor of The Pueblo Chieftain.and to promote community as the Veterans Day parade bypartnerships in every state. providing marching elements Fort Carson, and the support we get from theseColorado’s representative is and military vehicles. This communities is second to none.”William J. Hybl, who grew year, the Pueblo Veterans Upcoming Pueblo events honoring Soldiers’up in Pueblo. Day parade will specifically service to the county include the state fair parade, “Pueblo has always made honor veterans who have Aug. 25, and the first-ever Soldier appreciationa difference to the military and served in Operation night at the Colorado State University — Pueblohonors those who have made Iraqi Freedom. football home game Aug. 30.the greatest sacrifices for our “We thank you for “I have not seen in all my years of servicecountry,” Hybl said. all the programs and anything as outstanding as the relationships and About 20,000 veterans reside things you do to sup- support that we have here,” Anderson said. “Wein Pueblo, and this covenant signing port our Soldiers,” appreciate everyone’s continued support.”renewed the strong bonds the city, Anderson said. “The Fort Carson leaders are scheduled to sign anknown as the “Home of Heroes,” has well-being of our Army Community Covenant with the cities ofwith the military community. Soldiers and Families Westcliffe and Silver Cliff Sept. 18 and hope to sign “We have more Pueblo native remains a top priority for all of us at a covenant with Denver next year. Message board INSIDE Mayoral elections Post housing residents can cast their votes Wednesday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Army Community Service, The Exchange, commissary, the hospital and Joel Hefley Community Center. Voting can also be done at the Special Events Center Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Page 13 Pages 8-9 Pages 22-23
2 MOUNTAINEER — Aug. 17, 2012 MOUNTAINEER Arrivederci ColoradoCommanding General:Garrison Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson Col. David L. Grosso Developmental assignments: learning opportunities for Army civiliansFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Dee McNuttChief, Print and Web Communications: Rick Emert Commentary by Anna Ciccotti learn new skills, new ways of dealing with and using change,Editor: Devin Fisher Special to the Mountaineer I believe I arrived here with the right frame of mind thatStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland sharing my experience may help future DAP participantsHappenings: Nel Lampe More and more Department of the Army civilians benefit the most from this extraordinary opportunity and are applying each year for the Developmental Assignment eventually grow as better leaders and more rounded people.Sports writer: Walt Johnson Program. 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Aug. 17, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 3McDonough takescommand of 71st EOD Story and photo by Andrea Sutherland in four battalions stationed at nine different installations. In addition to Mountaineer staff military duties, the Soldiers from the group provide support to local, The colors of the 71st Ordnance state and federal governmentsGroup (Explosive Ordnance throughout the western region withDisposal) changed hands Aug. 9 at training and ordnance disposal.Founders Field as Col. Leo E. Bradley In his opening remarks asrelinquished command of the unit to commander, McDonough echoedCol. William R. McDonough. those of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs “This ceremony allows me to of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey.recognize the accomplishments of “I am well aware of the great giftone Soldier and express confidence in that has been given to me today,” heanother,” said Brig. Gen. Leslie C. said. “To say I’m excited to getSmith, commanding general, 20th started would be an understatement.”Support Command and reviewing Recently the chief of the Armyofficial for the ceremony. Munitions Management Division at Smith spoke about Bradley’s the Pentagon, McDonough said he wasmany accomplishments, including the looking forward to taking commandmultiple deployments companies in of the 71st EOD and returning to Forthis command completed. Carson where he had served as the “This team has risen to meet commander for the 2nd Brigadeevery challenge,” he said. “This is the Support Battalion, 2nd Brigadetip of the spear of the … fight.” Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Smith expressed confidence that A combat-tested off icer,McDonough would continue the McDonough completed tours in“legacy of success.” operations Desert Storm, Enduring As commander of the 71st Group Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He(EOD), McDonough oversees roughly Col. William R. McDonough, center, holds the 71st Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance See EOD on Page 41,300 Soldiers serving in 23 companies Disposal) colors during a change of command ceremony Aug. 9 at Founders Field at Fort Carson.
4 MOUNTAINEER — Aug. 17, 2012 EOD“The tremendous from Page 3 move to Washington, D.C. for another position with the Army. in the U.S., he said. The group provided 48,000 man hours of support. success of the completed numerous Army courses “Leo, your leadership set condi- tions for the numerous successes Bradley said 13 of the group’s companies deployed along with each group … is not including the Scout Platoon Leader’s Course, Explosive Ordnance Disposal achieved by the group over the past two years, most notably the contributions battalion headquarters. While deployed, Soldiers completed 14,000 EOD due to anything Course and the Joint Nuclear Explosive Ordnance Course. He also outlined by (Joint Task Force Paladin) in Afghanistan,” he said. incidents, most surrounding IEDs. Soldiers also trained 17,000 service- that I’ve done. It’s attended the Combined Arms Services Bradley took command of the members in counter-IED awareness. Staff School, the U.S. Army Command 71st EOD July 13, 2010. Under his “The tremendous success of the due entirely to the and General Staff College and the command, several EOD companies group … is not due to anything that I’ve U.S. Army War College. Throughout deployed in support of Operation done,” Bradley said. “It’s due entirely skills, motivation, his time in the Army, McDonough Enduring Freedom. to the skills, motivation, hard work and hard work and earned numerous medals and awards, including the Bronze Star Medal, “For the past two years it’s been my honor and privilege to serve as the determination of the Soldiers.” In his closing statements to the determination of Combat Action Badge, Ranger Tab, Air Assault Badge and Explosive commander,” he said. Bradley touted the numerous audience, Bradley expressed confidence in McDonough. the Soldiers.” Ordnance Disposal Badge. In his first address as commander, achievements of Soldiers under his command. “I leave you with a battle-hardened group of Soldiers,” he said. “I know — Col. Leo E. Bradley McDonough wished Bradley luck as In the past two years, the group you will help write the next chapter in the former commander prepares to performed more than 600 EOD missions the 71st Group’s long history.”Ar rivederci sky as I was climbing, actually driving, up Pikes more so if your dreams happen to go against thefrom Page 2 Peak or through Independence Pass last week. The status quo and you want to live your life the way cosmic beauty of the scenery was soul-shaking you want and not the way others want you to.period, or coming to the States as in my case, and those memories will stay with me forever. I am aware that there are flaws in the system.participants have the fantastic opportunity to The American in me Drawn-out wars, economic struggles, exploding debtbroaden their cultural horizons and explore I do not have an American bone in me but I do and health care liabilities might have faded thethe local heritage. suspect that my DNA has undergone some strange appeal of the American dream, and even suggested It is not a coincidence that one of my favorite star-striped mutation that makes me at home right the beginning of a decline. But in fact, this nationquotes which I feel beautifully expresses my in the United States, the country that, in fact, I can count on its values, its people and their provenapproach to life happens to be said by a great consider my second home. I never got homesick resilience to keep strong and carry on. The veryAmerican named Mark Twain: nor went through stages of adjustment and cultural same resilience that I found makes the Army “Twenty years from now you will be more shock, though I am afraid I may experience thrive and grow in the face of challenges.disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than reverse cultural shock going back to Italy. I return home and to work next week with aby the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Since my first trip in the early ’90s, I loved sense of elated accomplishment. I am proud toSail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade the spirit of opportunity, freedom and choice be part of an organization that is committedwinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” I found here in America, along with a mature to create value for its employees, that invests For many years my family and I made the spirit of respect and appreciation of diversity. on its human capital and contributes to betterconscious decision to spend summer vacations Who I am and where I come from are not working environments, better organizations and,on long road-trips in the United States, important to you. What matters is what I have ultimately, to a better world.coming all the way from Italy, or Bella Italia, as done to be here and what I do while I am here.my American friends would say. Each visit has Your American “you-can-do-it” mentality fits mebeen a happy discovery and renewed the desire perfectly. It may be a given if you happen to be For more information on the program contactto come back soon. born in the U.S. However, it remains a challenge Michele Magrini, Fort Carson Workforce This year, the majestic splendor of the Colorado for many people coming from other nations or Development Program manager, atmountains has been a revelation. I have never been cultures where hard work, sacrifice and commitment email@example.com attached to the earth yet been so close to the may not be enough to follow one’s dreams. Even
6 MOUNTAINEER — Aug. 17, 2012Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationGerman Armed Forces Military Proficiency Badge Dining facility Friday Saturday-Monday Tuesday-Thursday — training and testing is conducted monthly. Events Stack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. include swimming, marksmanship, track and field 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. events (100 meter dash, shot put, long jump and Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. 3,000-meter run) and a 12-kilometer road march. Wolf Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Soldiers with physical limitations can also participate Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with an approved alternate event authorized by Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. medical personnel. Upon completion of all required events, Soldiers are awarded a gold, silver or bronze Warfighter Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. badge; level is determined by results of the marks- (Wilderness Road Complex) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. manship and road march. The award is authorized to Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed be worn on the Class-A or Army Service Uniform. LaRochelle Closed Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Soldiers should submit packets through their chain 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. of command to Sgt. Michael Phillips at 526-5282 or Dinner: Closed email firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Chief Warrant Officer David Douglas, at 720-250- • Base operations contracting officer ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the 1221 or email email@example.com. representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 first and third Wednesday of each month. BriefingFinance travel processing — All inbound and or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it on snow removal, grounds maintenance and Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come, Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family contractor response to service orders. first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 days member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at of their expiration term of service, but must attend inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. 524-0786 or email email@example.com to the briefing no later than 30 days prior to their ETS Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. request latrines, for service or to report damaged or start of transition leave. Call 526-2240/8458.First Sergeants’ Barracks Program — is located in or overturned latrines. Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of Legal services — provided at the Soldier Readiness building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m. operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Processing site are for Soldiers undergoing the Soldiers must be specialist-staff sergeant from any office assists Soldiers with room assignments and SRP process. The SRP Legal Office will only military occupational specialty, have a general terminations. For more information call 526-9707. provide powers of attorney or notary services to technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. citizen, scoreSergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson Soldiers processing through the SRP. Retirees, 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test, and Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third Family members and Soldiers not in the SRP pass a Special Forces physical. Call 524-1461 or Tuesday of each month at the Family Connection process can receive legal assistance and powers visit the website at http://www.bragg.army.mil/sorb. Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC of attorney at the main legal office located at is open to all active members and those interested 1633 Mekong St., building 6222, next to the Hours of Operation in becoming future SAMC members. The club was Family Readiness Center. Legal assistance prepares originally a U.S. Forces Command organization of powers of attorney and performs notary services Central Issue Facility elite noncommissioned officers but is now an on a walk-in basis from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from Armywide program for those who meet the criteria Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 7:30-10:30 a.m. and have proven themselves to be outstanding 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. • Initial and partial issues — Monday- NCOs through a board/leadership process. Contact Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. the SAMC president, Staff Sgt. Thomas Witt, at Briefings • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- 526-5661 for more information. Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Recycle incentive program — The Directorate of 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — Public Works has an incentive program to prevent Tuesdays in building 1430, room 150, from noon Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. recyclable waste from going to the landfill. to 1 p.m. Soldiers must be private-sergeant first • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards class with a minimum General Technical Score of 526-3321. for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson 105; be a U.S. citizen; score 240 or higher in the • Unit issues and turn ins — Call 526- Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for Army Physical Fitness Test; and pass a Ranger 5512/6477 for approval. the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every physical. Call 524-2691 or visit http://www. Education Center hours of operation — The participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call goarmy.com/ ranger.html for more information. Mountain Post Training and Education Center, 526-5898 for more information about the program. Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows:Directorate of Public Works services — DPW is — is held Tuesday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 • Counselor Support Center — Monday- responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort p.m. in building 1187 on Minnick Avenue, behind Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance post car wash. Class is limited to 50 people on a a.m. to 4:30 p.m. of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and first-come, first-served basis. Contact Jean • Army Learning Center — Monday- cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone Graves at 526-5613/ 5614 or jean.graves@us. Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. numbers and points of contact for services: army.mil for more information. • Defense Activity for Nontraditional • Facility repair/service orders — Fort Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — Carson Support Services service order desk can be Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergencies building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. processes to include turning in excess property, Medical Activity Correspondence Department office • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric reutilizing government property, web-based tools hours — The Correspondence (Release of Infor- Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. available, special handling of property and mation) Office in the Patient Administration Division firstname.lastname@example.org when needing trash containers, trash environmental needs. To schedule an orientation, hours are Monday-Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. is overflowing or emergency service is required. contact Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo.borrerorivera to 4:30 p.m. and closed Thursday and federal • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan @dla.mil for receiving/ turn in; Mike Welsh at holidays. Call 526-7322 or 526-7284 for details. Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ email@example.com for reutilization/web tools; or Claims Office hours — are Monday-Friday from 9 mail.mil for service needs or to report complaints. Rufus Guillory at firstname.lastname@example.org. a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. on the first floor of • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noon building 6222, 1633 Mekong Street. Shipment Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey. the second and third Wednesday of each month at under Full Replacement Value claimants must email@example.com. the Joel Hefley Community Center conference room, submit Department of Defense Form 1840R to the • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — 6800 Prussman Ave. The Retirement Services Office carrier within 75 days. Shipment under Defense Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email recommends spouses accompany Soldiers to the Personal Property Program claimants must log into firstname.lastname@example.org. briefing. Call 526-2840 for more information. the Defense Personal Property System at http:// • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays www.move.mil and report all the items online Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for within 75 days. Claims must be submitted within @mail.mil. Use this number to obtain self-help personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefings nine months directly with carriers to receive full tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts replacement value for missing and destroyed Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings start at 7:30 items. All other claims should be submitted to Fort a.m. Soldiers are required to bring Department Carson Claims Office within two years of the date BOSS meetings are held the of the Army Form 5118, signed by their unit of delivery or date of incident. Call the Fort Carson first and third Thursday personnel section, and a pen to complete forms. Claims Office at 526-1355 for more information. of each month from 2-3:30 p.m. at The Foxhole. Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — Contact Cpl. Rachael Robertson at Army ROTC Green to Gold briefings — are held is able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at 524-2677 or visit the BOSS office in room 106 of The the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon building 1430, room 233. During duty hours, Hub for more information. Text “follow CarsonBOSS” at the education center, building 1117, room 120. Soldiers should call 526-4563. The 24-hour to 40404 to receive updates and event information. Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs phone number for after hours, holidays and Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. weekends is 526-0051. Know your rights.
Aug. 17, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 7Zero tolerance in Army for bullying, hazing By David Vergun Robichaux said hazing often proficient on that submarine.” Both bullying and hazing can result Army News Service occurs in “elite” military units, and that The best way to curtail hazing is in psychological stress, depression and much of it is psychological and directed for unit leaders to get involved and not in some cases, “could result in a longer WASHINGTON — All service- at newcomers. He explained that hazing turn a blind eye to this behavior, term response that would fit the diag-members have a personal responsibility is often rationalized as necessary for one Robichaux said. nostic requirements of post-traumaticto intervene in and stop any occurrences to become “hardened” or “inoculated” Bullying stress disorder,” Robichaux said.of hazing or bullying, according to for the rigors of combat. He said there While hazing often happens in elite Bullies or victims of bullies areChairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is a gray area between what is considered military units as a form of initiation, often attracted to the military forGen. Martin E. Dempsey. effective training and what may cross bullying can occur in any unit and even positive reasons. “(This behavior) undermines our the line into hazing-related bullying. within Soldier Families. “They often have experiencedvalues, tarnishes our profession and Robichaux said he became aware “Bullies were often once bullied abuse and neglect as children,”erodes the trust that bonds us,” firsthand of ritualized hazing during his themselves as children and some are Robichaux said. “The negative behaviorDempsey said. college fraternity days. He experienced it not even aware that they are bullying,” of their parents may have been A letter signed by Secretary of the again in 1967, while going through Robichaux said. “The abusive behavior unpredictable. Perhaps they cameArmy John M. McHugh, Chief of Staff qualifications on a Navy submarine. can be physical, but more often is home late after a night of drinking andof the Army Gen. Ray Odierno and There, he said, there was no gray area. psychological, talking down to someone, meted out punishment in unexpectedSgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. “I knew it was definitely hazing, and treating them as inferior or inadequate, or inappropriate ways.”Chandler III, underscores the chair- that it was time-limited, and completely constantly criticizing and controlling The military often can provide theman’s position. tied to the time that it took to become their behavior.” predictability such individuals did not “The very foundation of what we have when they were younger.do depends on trust, and trust depends “The military structure seen inon the treatment of all Soldiers with basic training and (advanced individualdignity and respect by fellow Soldiersand leaders,” the letter reads. “Without “Bullies were often once bullied themselves as training) is appealing because of the predictability and routine, which forthis, our profession is placed in jeopardy,our readiness suffers and our mission children and some are not even aware that the Soldier coming from a chaotic background, equates to safety; you’resuccess is at risk.” The Army’s senior leadership said they are bullying. The abusive behavior can told what to do and when to do it,” he said. “After a year or two, however,that hazing or bullying has no place inany component of the Army, amongst be physical, but more often is psychological, they often get into a marital relation- ship, move off base, get into financialneither Soldiers nor civilians. It willnot be tolerated, leaders said. talking down to someone, treating them as difficulties or have relationship problems, and the bullying/abusive behaviorsHazing begin to emerge.” A type of bullying that is usually inferior or inadequate, constantly criticizing Bullies can also be found highertied to organizational initiation rituals, up in the ranks. Although leaders arehazing can be both physical and mental, and controlling their behavior.” supposed to look out for the welfaresaid Dr. Rene Robichaux, the Army’s — Dr. Rene Robichaux See Bullying on Page 12Social Work program manager. CSUCOLORADO SPRINGS USED CARS AND TRUCKS Hey Ft. Carson! 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Jason Nichols, Battery A, 3rd Office, 4th Infantry Division Eighteen Soldiers came out to support the 176 Headquarters Troop, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, “They get so much enjoyment from the stuff Bn., 16th FA Reg. children, all of whom have a Family member who 2nd BCT. “They’ve given so much to us by holding we work with every day.” Donations made by a national food NEAR DECKERS — Soldiers from 3rd has been injured or killed in combat, or is currently down the fort at home.” “It’s good when you can get out here chain allowed the children to take part in Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd deployed or will deploy. The children, ranging from age 6-17, stayed at and play with them and they can see the weeklong event, which would have cost Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, “This is a chance for us to say ‘thank you’ to the camp for a week. Soldiers in a different way; they get to $550 per child. “We try to build on their life skills, such as friendships, confidence and self improvement, which are things they can take with them from here back to the real world,” said Patrick Soldan, program director for YMCA Camp Shady Brook. “It’s a unique experience for them to come to camp, but more importantly to be a kid with other kids who are going through the same things so they have that sense of community.” The military appreciation day’s events started with a color guard presentation and guest speaker, Master Sgt. Jose Colon-Rivera, 4th Inf. Div. equal opportunity adviser, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th Inf. 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