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  1. 1. Vol. 70 No. 44 Nov. 2, 2012 Soldiers from 10th Combat Support Hospital shake hands with Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, center, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, and other leaders at the Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group in Colorado Springs, Oct. 25. The Soldiers returned from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.10th CSH returns Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office straightened at the cheers of their Families and friends; the exhaustion from traveling halfway around the world and spending a year deployed in Once Anderson finished speaking, Soldiers joined the audience in singing the 4th Inf. Div. and Army songs, before being released to reunite with Afghanistan temporarily forgotten in the excitement. their Families. The audience members sat tensely on the Once the Soldiers finished entering the building The Soldiers sprang out of formation and Familiesedge of the bleachers, leaning forward slightly in and falling into formation, Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, rushed out of the bleachers to merge into a largeanticipation, before erupting into cheers as their commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort milling throng of hugging, holding, crying and kissing.loved ones entered the Special Events Center for Carson, addressed them and their Families. “We are dual-military, so (the deployment) wasthe 10th Combat Support Hospital welcome home “Thanks for a job well done on behalf of all of hard,” said Spc. Asia Zanders, health care specialist,ceremony, Oct. 25. us here at Fort Carson,” said Anderson. “We are See Return on Page 4 The 117 Soldiers’ shoulders lifted and backs very proud of you.” Message board INSIDE Fall back Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday at 2 a.m. Set clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night. Pages 30-31 Page 9 Pages 20-21
  2. 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 2, 2012 MOUNTAINEER Veterans DayCommanding General:Garrison Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson Col. David L. GrossoFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Dee McNutt CG salutes heroes, urges safety By Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson Commanding general, 4th Infantry Division to any travel beyond 150 miles. This riskChief, Print and Web Communications: and Fort Carson assessment is available at Rick Emert Devin Fisher The Veterans Day national holiday originated in 1926 ¶ Conduct POV/motorcycleStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland as “Armistice Day” and was later changed to Veterans safety inspections. ThisHappenings: Nel Lampe Day in 1954. The holiday was created to allow a grateful inspection will be conducted nation to pay appropriate homage to all veterans who have by our first-line leadershipSports writer: Walt Johnson defended America through the best and worst of times. on this installation.Layout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall This year Veterans Day will be an appropriate occasion ¶ Update battle buddy to again pay tribute to all those who have honorably worn the rosters and review battle This commercial enterprise newspaper is uniform of this great nation as well as to honor the sacrifices buddy responsibilitiesan authorized publication for members of the being made by servicemembers today. I want each of you to with each Soldier.Department of Defense. Contents of the enjoy this time; however, we owe it to the nation, our fellow ¶ Conduct and revalidate theMountaineer are not necessarily the officialview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government orthe Department of the Army. Printed circulation Soldiers and our Families to remain safe over this holiday. Most of our team will face varying degrees of hazards requirements/counseling on the Installation Motorcycle Policy. Andersonis 12,000 copies. this holiday, from long travel distances to motorcycle Alcohol and drug abuse continues to be a challenge across The editorial content of the operations to private vehicle operations to weapons our formations and must continue to be addressed. The abuseMountaineer is the responsibility of the Public handling and other activities. Leaders and Soldiers must be of alcohol and other substances have been a factor in theAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119, aware of these hazards and know how to address them in majority of our recent serious incidents. The use of theseTel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address order to eliminate risk. In an effort to prevent accidents substances impairs judgment and often leads to career-ending The Mountaineer is posted on the and fatalities over this holiday, all military personnel events or criminal charges. We have agencies that provideInternet at will complete the following with assistance from their assistance to our Soldiers and their Families who are struggling The Mountaineer is an unofficial leadership — these are not “check the block” actions: with alcohol and drug issues. Units need to ensure thatpublication authorized by AR 360-1. The ¶ Receive an end of duty day safety briefing from unit Soldiers are aware of these tools and have access to them.Mountaineer is printed by Colorado SpringsMilitary Newspaper Group, a private firm in commanders and first sergeants prior to being released I am extremely proud of all our Soldiers and humbledno way connected with the Department of the for the weekend. This will include privately-owned to serve with this nation’s great men and women. We shouldArmy, under exclusive written contract with vehicle and motorcycle safety, boating and water safety, use this day to remember and honor the great sacrifices ofFort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. alcohol and driving under the influence prevention, the countless veterans who have defended our freedom The appearance of advertising in this travel safety, weapons safety, off-limits establishments through the years. No matter where we are in the world,publication, including inserts or supplements,does not constitute endorsement by the and other off-duty safety issues as appropriate. we follow in their footsteps by carrying freedom’s torchDepartment of the Army or Colorado Springs Additionally, winter driving hazards such as black ice and upholding America’s values. Beth and I wish you andMilitary Newspaper Group, of the products or and vehicle survivor packs, Fort Carson road conditions your Families a safe and enjoyable holiday advertised. The printer reserves the and delayed reporting procedures will be discussed. Keep safety in mind and please take the appropriate safetyright to reject advertisements. ¶ Complete the TRiPS travel risk planning system prior precautions, regardless of your weekend activities. Everything advertised in this publicationshall be made available for purchase, use orpatronage without regard to race, color, religion,sex, national origin, age, marital status, physicalhandicap, political affiliation or any othernonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron.If a violation or rejection of this equal WLC honors Ethos: Universal concepts define warriorsopportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed,the printer shall refuse to print advertisingfrom that source until the violation is corrected.For display advertising call 634-5905. All correspondence or queries regardingadvertising and subscriptions should be directed Commentary by Sgt. Brian J. Hertenstein the Warrior Ethos lie the virtue of the warrior, epitomizingto Colorado Springs Military NewspaperGroup, 31 E. Platte Avenue, Suite 300, Warrior Leader Course graduate the spirit of the “Soldier” and providing, in four lines,Colorado Springs, CO 80903, phone 634-5905. the essence of the unique experience. The Mountaineer’s editorial content is The Warrior Ethos is not a code of honor to which Keeping this in mind, one must understand the warrioredited, prepared and provided by the Public Soldiers must comply, but a reflection of the beliefs, culture to truly understand the meaning captured within theseAffairs Office, building 1430, room 265, Fort customs and practices inherent to the honorable warrior four statements. Heavily dependent on the “team” concept,Carson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144. Releases from outside sources are so culture that has been established through the actions of warrior cultures are by default equally merit-based andindicated. The deadline for submissions to the those before us. guilt-based. Traditionally, the implications of failure toMountaineer is close of business the week It is the disposition of a group united in purpose and yourself, your team or your mission could be beyond severe.before the next issue is published. The direction — a verbal summation of the mindset typicalMountaineer staff reserves the right to edit See Ethos on Page 4 of each individual in a fighting force. Within the words ofsubmissions for newspaper style, clarity andtypographical errors. Policies and statements reflected in thenews and editorial columns represent viewsof the individual writers and under nocircumstances are to be considered those ofthe Department of the Army. Reproduction of editorial material is Top WLC graduates Distinguished award Spc. Amanda C. MacDonald, 3rd STBauthorized. Please credit accordingly. Spc. Ricardo Rios, 3rd STB Spc. Nicholas A. Marble, 3rd Bn., 16th FA Reg. Leadership award Sgt. Damian W. Mericka, 52nd Eng. Bn. Spc. Quintin D. Hill, DENTAC Spc. Brandon T. Michalowski, 1st Bn., 67th Armor Reg. Spc. Seth A. Ayala, 2nd STB Sgt. Craig K. Olsen, 1st Bn., 67th Armor Reg. Spc. Adriana Canedo, 743rd MI Bn. Sgt. Bradley Pierce, 4th Eng. Bn. Classified advertising Spc. Samantha R. 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  3. 3. Nov. 2, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 3Gate 19 reopens to traffic By Susan C. Galentine Division) build out at the airfield and by the DPW base operations and Directorate of Public Works public relations the arrival of the combat aviation brigade, the traffic to Butts Army Airfield will increase dramatically,” maintenance contractor, Fort Carson Support Services, that is installing road signs to ensure the route is easy Wilderness Road Soldiers and staff at Butts ArmyAirfield and the Wilderness Road said Joe Wyka, Directorate of Public Works Engineering Division chief. to follow. A contractor completed construction on a new Gate 19 guard Express offerscomplex will have easier access to workafter the opening of Gate 19 Nov. 14. “Gate 19 provides a good alternative to Gate 20 and shifts some traffic structure to ensure a functional access control point to Fort Carson. snacks, 24/7 gas Located off of Interstate 25, the away from the heavily traveled Once the combat aviation brigade Army and Air Forceopening will reduce the travel time for Specker (Avenue)-Titus (Boulevard)- arrives, Gate 19 will support approxi- Exchange Servicethose working near the airfield. Butts (Road) corridors.” mately 2,500 vehicles trips per day “With the development of the The gate, which will be open to all going to the area, based on a Fort The Army and Air ForceButts Airfield Plateau, including the 4th Department of Defense identification Carson Comprehensive Transportation Exchange Service will hold aBrigade (Combat Team, 4th Infantry card holders Monday-Friday from 5 Study 2012 update. grand opening ceremony for a.m. to 6 p.m., is not a new access point “Gate 19 provides a good alternative its fifth Express store at Fort to Fort Carson. for Soldiers and civilians wishing to Carson, Friday at noon. “Gate 19 provides “Gate 19 has been at this location access locations near Butts Army Located in building 9478 for as long as the area has belonged to Airfield,” said Wyka. “It’s easy access to on Wilderness Road, the 8,500- a good alternative Fort Carson,” said Rick Orphan, DPW Interstate 25 and the city of Fountain square-foot facility is open to Gate 20 and Engineering Division traffic engineer. The gate, however, was closed to all but makes it attractive to commuters and local traffic alike.” Monday-Friday from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday shifts some traffic limited official traffic when installation security measures increased after 9/11. Improvements to Charter Oak Ranch Road, which provides a direct, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring beverages and snack foods. away from the Getting the project to reopen the old 1.5-mile connection between Exit 128 The four gas pumps have 24/7 gate moving required a collaborate effort, on I-25 and Gate 19, are planned in a pay at the pump access. heavily traveled ... which ultimately saved Army dollars. partnership effort between Fort Carson A Subway, barber shop The 52nd Engineer Battalion and El Paso County as soon as funding and Patriot Outfitter, which corridors.” constructed more than two miles of becomes available. sells tactical supplies, are — Joe Wyka improved gravel access road leading to Call DPW at 526-9267 for more collocated in the building. Gate 19. Final touches are being provided information.
  4. 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 2, 2012Re t u r n return we’ve made; we were at hisfrom Page 1 deployment ceremony last November and our other son’s last June.”Company B, 10th Combat Support The Taylors made the trip fromHospital. “Our son was 4 months old Mesa, Ariz., to see their son, Staffwhen he deployed; we were married Sgt. Terry Crow, Company A, 10thin July of this year while he was CSH, return home.home on (leave). Other Soldiers were looking Other Soldiers had parents there forward to seeing their Familiesto greet them. at home. “Our son is returning from his “I’m ready to get to Chicago, tofourth deployment, and we have go bowling, skating and hanginganother son that is still there,” said out with my little brothers andDale Taylor, attending with his sister,” said Spc. Aurelia Craft,wife, Vicki Taylor. “This is the first Company A, 10th CSH. Mayor welcomes home Soldiers By Steve Bach Mayor, city of Colorado Springs, Welcome home, Soldiers of the 10th Combat Support Hospital. On behalf of Colorado Springs and our grateful citizens, I am honored to say, “Welcome home.” You made it back just in time for another glorious weather weekend. We hope you can spend some time outside to hike, take a drive or simply sit out, relax and soak up some sunshine. We’ve heard about the very important work you carried out in Afghanistan — staffing five hospitals, caring for approximately one-third of the country, including the busiest coalition hospital at Camp Leatherneck, treating more than 6,000 trauma cases. What you have accomplished is beyond remarkable and this city is very, very proud of you. Please know that you are an important part of our home here. Your personal dedication and contributions to our community and to our Photo by Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner country can’t be acknowledged enough. Just know that you are truly Staff Sgt. Lydia Ortiz-Hendricks, Company A, 10th Combat Support Hospital, reunites welcomed here and your work is deeply respected. with her husband, Michael Hendricks, following a year deployment to Afghanistan, at the Special Events Center Oct. 25.Ethos of fear to the possibility of failure. planning. Never accepting defeat lifestyle. With these pillars in place, it isfrom Page 2 No warrior will allow himself means finding a way to succeed in clear how the statements of the Warrior to be the reason that a mission did the face of adversity. Never quitting Ethos have become universal conceptsDefeat means the loss of property, not succeed; or that a comrade will and never leaving a fallen comrade defining the ideal warrior or even culture; quitting means never come home; or that his unit reinforces your commitment and So, what does the Warrior Ethosthe death of comrades or critical will not be able to continue to fight. obligations to your peers. mean to me? The Warrior Ethos is whatmissions unaccomplished. Focus No Soldier will allow himself to These driving factors are solidified has come to be expected of me, of us,straying from the mission means have the feeling of guilt that comes within the Warrior Ethos, stating in as a part of our warrior culture. It mani-lack of direction and readiness. with being a “weak link.” absolutes: “I will never accept defeat. fests what doesn’t need to be spoken;Abandoning a fallen comrade means Conversely, achievement is a driving I will never quit,” leaving no room it classifies our nature. Moreover, itthe end of trust and loyalty. Not only factor for warrior cultures. for exception — it is definitive and serves as an understated reminder ofdoes this add a sense of urgency to Placing the mission first means inflexible, perfectly showcasing the where we came from, and the path thatsuccess, but it also adds a dimension motivation, organization and forward tenacity and resilience unique to this we will continue on into the future. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/4THID WWW.TWITTER.COM/@4THINFDIV WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/THE4ID WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/THE4ID WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/THE4ID
  5. 5. Nov. 2, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 5CSA: Trust bedrockof Army profession By Sgt. 1st Class Raymond J. Piper Army News Service effective leader is to earn the trust of peers, subordi- nates and superiors. WASHINGTON — “Our profession is built on “I want to put emphasisthe bedrock of trust,” said Army Chief of Staff Gen. on earned. I worry thatRay Odierno. sometimes we have too “Trust is earned. It is not given,” Odierno told many people that believe justattendees of the annual meeting of the Association of because they are a certainthe United States Army during a forum about the rank they automaticallyArmy Profession Oct. 22. deserve a certain amount “It is not rank-oriented. It is deeds, not words.” of trust and respect,” he Odierno said the Army has learned time and time said. “You have to earn it.again all anyone needs to do is listen to the young You earn it by yourSoldiers who have been in combat to understand what actions, you earn it by yourtrust between Soldiers means, and how much they experience and you earn it Photo by David Vergunrely on the person to their left or to their right. by your ability to lead, mostly in the most difficult Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno speaks at a forum “You have to rely on them undeniably. You have times, so that is incumbent in everything we do.” during the 2012 Association of the United States Armyto be there for each other in the most stringent of He said to build trust between Soldiers and leaders Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.Cconditions. You have to believe that they will be there there must be, “a leader who believes in what they arefor you at the most important times. You have to work doing; a leader who leads from the front; a leader who sure we are doing everything we can to ensure we haveas a team and that trust must be built over time, and it is able then to garner a respect that ultimately engenders the best-trained, the best-equipped and the most readymust be earned,” he said. trust from his subordinates and his fellow leaders.” Soldiers,” Odierno said. “We must have leaders that are The trust between Soldiers and leaders is Trust goes beyond the faith Soldiers have in each willing to make tough decisions; who are willing to beabsolutely fundamental and critical to the profession, other and includes trust between the Army and Soldiers. See Trust on Page 10Odierno explained. The foundation of being an “It is about the institution of the Army by making Professionals in Dentistry, LLCDr. Ryan D. Baros & & Dr. Ryan D. Baros Dr. Raymond Baros Dr. Raymond Baros 513 Kiva Dr., in Security To schedule your appointment call 392-5300 Hey Ft. Carson! Our practice is committed to providing our patientswith Our practice commited to providing our patients with skilled, caring and gentle dental care. skilled, and gentle dental care. NO Do you love WINGS? We Welcome INSURANCE? We offer Only 2 minutes from the Main Gate new Patients convenient credit plans up to 12 5 0¢ Children are months. Welcome WITHOUT INTEREST! Most dental insurance accepted, INGS including United Concordia for W MILITARY DEPENDENTS ALL DAY EVERY DAY 252 E. Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. Happy Hour M-F 3-6pm Just West of Nevada/Hwy. 115 Open 7 Days a Week 11am - 2am (Northwest corner of Nevada and Hwy 115 behind UMB Bank) Scan the QR Gode 576-5223 to see our full menu ur Call us for yo nd ell a Hail & Farew ies! Promoti on Part
  6. 6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 2, 2012Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationPoints only, nondeployable unit — Reinforcement Dining facility Friday Saturday-Sunday Monday-Thursday training units provide a “home” for Individual Ready Stack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Reserve Soldiers who want to maintain Reserve affil- 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. iation. Soldiers considering leaving troop program Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. unit assignment can consider the 6399th/6404th RTU Wolf Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. as a short- or long-term option. Benefits include Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. earning retirement points and “good” years; optional Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. monthly nonpaid drill weekends; continued military training; paid annual training opportunities; earning Warfighter Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. retirement points via correspondence courses; and (Wilderness Road Complex) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. easy transfer to TPUs if desired. Contact Chief Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed Warrant Officer 4 Lake Gardner at 720-363-0511 or LaRochelle Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. for more information. 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.German Armed Forces Military Proficiency Badge Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed — training and testing is conducted monthly. Events include swimming, marksmanship, track and field Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon events (100-meter dash, shot put, long jump or high for service needs or to report complaints. at the education center, building 1117, room 120. jump and 3,000-meter run or 1,000-meter swim) and • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs a 12-kilometer road march. Soldiers with physical Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey. Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. limitations can also participate with an approved ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held alternate event authorized by medical personnel. • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — the first and third Wednesday of each month. Upon completion of all required events, Soldiers are Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email Briefing sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier awarded a badge in gold, silver or bronze level — Readiness Building, building 1042, room 244, determined by results of the marksmanship and road • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary on a first-come, first-served basis. Soldiers must march. This is a foreign military award authorized to Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ be within 120 days of their expiration term of be worn on the Class-A or Army Service Uniform. Use this number to obtain self-help service, but must attend the briefing no later than Soldiers should submit packets through their chain tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. 30 days prior to their ETS or start of transition of command to Sgt. Michael Phillips at 526-5282 • Base operations contracting officer leave. Call 526-2240/8458. or email Contact representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in Chief Warrant Officer David Douglas at 720-250- or email for questions building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m. 1221 or email on snow removal, grounds maintenance and Soldiers must be specialist-staff sergeant from anyRecycle incentive program — The Directorate of contractor response to service orders. military occupational specialty, have a general Public Works has an incentive program to prevent • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. citizen, score recyclable waste from going to the landfill. 524-0786 or email to 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test, and Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards request latrines, for service or to report damaged pass a Special Forces physical. Call 524-1461 or for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson or overturned latrines. visit the website at Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for • Signs — Call Jim Diorio, Fort Carson the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every Support Services, at 896-0797 or 525-2924 or Hours of Operation participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call email to request a facility, 526-5898 for more information about the program. parking or regulatory traffic sign. Central Issue FacilityFinance travel processing — All inbound and The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building 7:30-10:30 a.m. Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family 1430, room 233. During duty hours, Soldiers should • Initial and partial issues — Monday- member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number for after Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. hours, holidays and weekends is 526-0051. • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.First Sergeants’ Barracks Program 2020 — is located Briefings • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — in building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Tuesdays in building 1430, room 150, from • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call office assists Soldiers with room assignments and noon to 1 p.m. Soldiers must be private-sergeant 526-3321. terminations. For more information call 526-9707. first class with a minimum General Technical • Unit issues and turn ins — Call 526-Sergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson Score of 105; be a U.S. citizen; score 240 or 5512/6477 for approval. Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third Tuesday higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test; and Education Center hours of operation — The of each month at the Family Connection Center from pass a Ranger physical. Call 524-2691 or visit Mountain Post Training and Education Center, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC is open to all building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: active members and those interested in becoming Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training • Counselor Support Center — Monday- future SAMC members. The club was originally a — is held Nov. 27-29 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 U.S. Forces Command organization of elite noncom- Veterans Chapel. Class is limited to 50 people on a a.m. to 4:30 p.m. missioned officers but is now an Armywide program first-come, first-served basis. Call 526-5613/5614 • Army Learning Center — Monday- for those who meet the criteria and have proven for more information. Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. themselves to be outstanding NCOs through a board/ Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency • Defense Activity for Nontraditional leadership process. Contact the SAMC president, Staff Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — Sgt. Thomas Witt, at 526-5661 for more information. building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m.Directorate of Public Works services — DPW is 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort processes to include turning in excess property, 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance reutilizing government property, web-based tools Claims Office hours — are Monday-Friday from 9 of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and available, special handling of property and environ- a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., located on the first cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone mental needs. To schedule an orientation, contact floor of building 6222, 1633 Mekong Street. numbers and points of contact for services: Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo.borrerorivera@ Shipment under Full Replacement Value claimants • Facility repair/service orders — Fort for receiving/turn in; Mike Welsh at must submit Department of Defense Form 1840R Carson Support Services service order desk can be for reutilization/web tools; or or After Delivery Form 1851 for additionally reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergen- Rufus Guillory at discovered items to the carrier within 75 days cies or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noon online. Claimants must log into Defense Personal damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. the second and third Wednesday of each month at Property System at and • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric the Joel Hefley Community Center conference submit the claim within nine months directly to Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. room, 6800 Prussman Ave. The Retirement Services the carrier to receive full replacement value for when needing trash containers, trash is Office recommends spouses accompany Soldiers to missing or destroyed items. All other claims overflowing or emergency service is required. the briefing. Call 526-2840 for more information. should be submitted to Fort Carson Claims Office • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays within two years of the date of delivery or date of for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for incident. Call the Fort Carson Claims Office at personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefings 526-1355 for more information.BOSS meetings are held the first are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts Medical Activity Correspondence Departmentand third Thursday of each month Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings start at 7:30 office hours — The Correspondence (Releasefrom 2-3:30 p.m. at The Foxhole. a.m. Soldiers are required to bring Department of Infor mation) Office in the PatientContact Cpl. Rachael Robertson at of the Army Form 5118, signed by their unit Administration Division hours are Monday-524-2677 or visit the BOSS office in room 106 of The personnel section, and a pen to complete forms. Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Hub for more information. Text “follow CarsonBOSS” Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. and closed Thursday and federal holidays. Callto 40404 to receive updates and event information. Army ROTC Green-to-Gold briefings — are held 526-7322 or 526-7284 for details.
  7. 7. Nov. 2, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 7Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, dress in costume tocelebrate Halloween during Wednesday physical training. “We were trying to bring some fun to theHalloween season,” said HHBN Command Sgt. Maj. Wardell Jefferson. Soldiers dressed as vikings,pirates, monkeys and bananas to celebrate the holiday. The unit participated in other seasonalevents, including building adult- and child-friendly haunted houses and hosting a fall festival. Photo by Andrea Sutherland
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  9. 9. Nov. 2, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 9 Sgt. 1st Class Scott Veldt, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 22ndInfantry Regiment, 1stBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducts a safety brief, reminding his Soldiers to remain safe and vigilant prior to a tactical road march at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 25. During the two-week mission, in the training area known as “The Box,” “Raider” Brigade Soldiers will hone their skills by combating role- players representing a nation invading an allied country.‘Regulars’ road march to ‘The Box’ Story and photos by Pfc. Andrew Ingram1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, begin a two-week training regimen that involves partnering with “Atropian” Security Forces, while “They are very focused, and I believe they are ready for everything the trainers out here will throw at them.” 4th Infantry Division fending off attacks from the nation of “Donovia,” as Pfc. Seth Vordermark, Headquarters and a way to test their abilities. Headquarters Company, said he is eager to get out FORT IRWIN, Calif. — With their safety brief “We are headed out to conduct a decisive action into “The Box,” as Soldiers call the NTC trainingand vehicle checks complete, the 1st Battalion, 22nd mission, which means we could come up against area, to prove his unit’s competence.Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th anything,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy “For a lot of us who haven’t deployed yet, this isInfantry Division, Soldiers loaded into their vehicles, Edwards, senior enlisted leader, 1st Bn., 22nd Inf. the biggest test we’ve faced so far,” Vordermark said.and filed down the road one at a time to achieve their Reg. “We will most likely face conventional forces “I think how we perform here will do a lot to earn thespacing during a tactical road march at the National from the nation of Donovia, as well as insurgents respect of our leaders, and prove we have what itTraining Center, Oct. 25. from the local Atropian population.” takes to handle the stress of a combat deployment.” After a week at the Fort Irwin, Calif., reception Before the Regulars mounted their vehicles and Edwards said he looks forward to watching hisarea known as Logistics Staging Area Warrior, the convoyed to their temporary home in the Mojave Soldiers enhance their skills during the course of the“Regulars” set out under the cover of darkness to Desert, senior noncommissioned officers gathered two-week training event. their Soldiers to conduct safety briefs. “Out here, all I can ask from my Soldiers is to get “One thing I really want to emphasize to the better every day, have fun, hone their individual young Soldiers especially, is safety,” said Sgt. 1st skills, and for our young leaders to always build Class Scott Veldt, schools noncommissioned officer, on their platoon’s collective tasks,” Edwards said. “I Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Bn., believe that is where the rubber meets the road, down 22nd Inf. Reg. “We have an important mission out at the platoon level. With our young leaders handling here, but this is training, not combat; I don’t want to business and looking out for their Soldiers, we are see any of my Soldiers hurt or killed because of a going to do very well here at NTC.” preventable mistake.” The Regulars convoy exited its staging area in In the months leading up to their rotation, the darkness, headlights off, relying on night vision Regulars spent weeks in the Fort Carson training area goggles to navigate the dirt roads of the training area. honing their skills through constant drills and exercises. “You can’t be too careful,” Edwards said. “The “I feel very confident in my Soldiers, said Veldt. enemy could already be looking for us.” Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, commence a tactical road march to their unit’s area of responsibility, at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 25. After leaving the convoy staging area, the “Regulars” shut offPfc. Seth Vordermark, Headquarters and Headquarters their headlights andCompany, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st continued throughBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, dons his the darkness usingImproved Outer Tactical Vest before heading out to the night-vision gogglesNational Training Center training area, Oct. 25. to navigate the training area’s improved roads.
  10. 10. 10 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 2, 2012Chairman, enlisted adviserurge servicemembers to vote American Forces Press Service part, what it means to be an American.” Battaglia emphasized that servicemembers WASHINGTON — The military’s top have every opportunity to vote.commissioned and noncommissioned “Whether overseas or at your home sta-officers have joined forces to urge tion, absentee ballot or the polling station,service members to exercise their right voting has never been easier for you andto vote in the upcoming election. your Family,” he said. “And we strongly Directorate of Public Works Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, encourage each of you to exercisechairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, your right. If needed, your unit voting The Directorate of Public Works isand his senior enlisted adviser, Marine assistance officer stands ready to help.” revamping the Repair and UtilityCorps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, Dempsey noted that even as service- Program to provide greater oversightrecorded a video message for distribution members participate in the election, their and development of self-help repairsthroughout the Defense Department. mission remains unchanged. and projects. “Throughout history, the men and “As we cast our ballot and leaders are DPW is assigning greater manpowerwomen of our Armed Forces have fought to pro- elected, we will all continue to proudly serve with to assist unit R&U staff with facilitytect and defend our constitution, including our right to loyalty and honor,” he said. “It simply reaffirms our inspections, submitting service and workvote,” Dempsey said in the message. “Voting is dedication and trust as members of this great profession. orders and performing repairs.indeed democracy in action, and it defines, in no small Thank you for your service.” The DPW R&U program will focus on providing relevant training for unit R&U staff on all aspects ofTr ust facility management, including energy The final level of trust, Army accountable to as it executes conservation, environmental compliance from Page 5 Odierno said, is between the one of the most important things and policies regarding parking, signage American people and the Army the Army is given — the execution and grounds maintenance.tough and fair with their Soldiers; when they entrust their sons and of combat land power. The R&U classes will continue, butthat are willing to uphold the highest daughters to the military. They expect us to hold a higher the agenda will be modified to includestandards for their Soldiers.” “Mothers and fathers turn over standard. We represent the United more unit-related information. The R&U When leaders ask him what their young sons and daughters to States wherever we go abroad,” tool room will remain open to loan toolsthey can do as professionals for us in order to build them up to Odierno said. “What I want is when to unit R&U staff. The program’s offices,their troops, he said, “It’s not to something more and help them someone sees a Soldier, no matter classroom and tool room will be relocatedcoddle them, it’s not to be a nice to become part of something that’s where it might be ... that they to building 307 in early 2013.guy, it’s not to be their friend, it’s bigger than themselves,” Odierno understand that they are talking to To support the R&U Programto make sure they are absolutely said. “They trust we will train them, someone who is a true professional. changes, DPW is closing the wood shopprepared, so when we ask them to and we will provide them a learning Who understands their business, in building 218. The wood shop will bego to combat, they can do the environment that allows them to who has the moral and ethical open Tuesday-Thursday beginning Nov.appropriate mission, they can protect individually improve and collectively values to make the right judgments, 26, and permanently closed Dec. 14.themselves, and they come back to improve as a whole Army.” and causes them to say, ‘I want to be Call 526-2215 for more information.their Families.” The American people hold the just like him.’” UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND QUENTIN TARANTINO PRESENT A STRIKE ENTERTAINMENT/ARCADE PICTURES PRODUCTION A FILM BY RZA “THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS” RUSSELL CROWE CUNG LE LUCY LIU BYRON MANN RZA RICK YUNE DAVID BAUTISTA JAMIE CHUNG MUSIC RZA AND HOWARD DROSSIN BY SUPERVISORS G. MARQ ROSWELL CARTER LITTLE PRODUCERS TOM KARNOWSKI THOMAS A. BLISS KRISTEL LAIBLIN BY MARC ABRAHAM ERIC NEWMAN ELI ROTH MUSIC EXECUTIVE PRODUCED A UNIVERSAL RELEASE © 2012 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
  11. 11. Nov. 2, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 11Red Ribbon WeekEvents build awareness on, off post Story and photos by Spc. Nathan Thome and his battle against illegal drugs, friends and opportunity as part of your 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office neighbors wore red satin badges, and parents who community, your school and as an were sick of the destruction by alcohol and other individual, to commit to drug prevention Fort Carson hosted its annual campaign to drugs, formed coalitions that adopted the symbol and make a personal commitment to live drug-freeraise awareness on the dangers of drugs and alcohol of Camarena’s memory, the red ribbon. lives,” DeGaray said to a room full of students.during Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 22-26, by holding The tradition of wearing red ribbons is still The ceremony was unique in the fact thata variety of events on post and in the Colorado carried on today. School officials across the it marked the first time Fort Carson held theSprings community. nation promote Red Ribbon Week by giving their ceremony off post. Activities included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, students a red ribbon to wear throughout the week, “We wanted to get the community involvedluncheons at the USO and Exchange, and a along with a daily theme for resisting drugs. in our ceremony, so when Pinello (Elementarytwo-day Directorate of Family and Morale, Pinello Elementary School in Colorado Springs, School) was recommended, we coordinated withWelfare and Recreation racquetball tournament. hosted Fort Carson’s ribbon-cutting ceremony, the school, and they were eager to have us,” said According to the National Family Partnership, kicking off the first day of Red Ribbon Week. Anthony McCollin, prevention coordinator, Fortthe first nationwide Red “It’s a great honor to be here to share Carson Army Substance Abuse Program.Ribbon Campaign was in this special and important event with Students and school staff gathered in theheld in 1988, in honor of our Front Range neighbors, especially gymnasium for the start of the ceremony.Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, here in District 3,” said Chris DeGaray, Various community members joined Maj. Shawna U.S. Drug Enforcement executive officer, U.S. Army Garrison, Gee, chaplain, Department of Ministry and PastoralAdministration Agent Fort Carson. “For over 20 years, we Care, Medical Department Activity, Evans Armykilled in Mexico in 1985. have celebrated Red Ribbon Week. See Red Ribbon on Page 13 Camarena worked his “Students, we ask that you take thisway through college, servedin the Marines, became apolice officer, and shortlyafter that decided to join theDEA, telling his mother,“I’m only one person, but Iwant to make a difference.” Camarena was sent towork undercover inMexico to investigate adrug cartel believed toinclude officers in theMexican army, police andthe government. On Feb. 7,1985, five men appeared atCamarena’s side as he wasleaving his office and Anthony McCollin, prevention coor-shoved him into a car. dinator, Fort Carson Army SubstanceOne month later, his Abuse Program, talks to studentsbody was found; he had about the dangers of drugs during thebeen tortured to death. Red Ribbon Week ribbon-cutting In honor of ceremony at Pinello ElementaryCamarena’s memory School in Colorado Springs, Oct. 22. Miss Mile High Stacey Cook talks about drug prevention with participants during a Red Ribbon Week luncheon at the USO, Oct. 23. Volunteers with the USO and Army Substance Abuse Program serve pizza, breadsticks and hotdogs to Soldiers and their Families during a free Red Ribbon Week luncheon at the Fort Carson Exchange, Oct. 24.
  12. 12. 12 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 2, 2012Longtime volunteer earns Red Cross award By Andrea Sutherland Red Cross “Donut Dollies,” Mountaineer staff serving a year in Vietnam in support of the military. Debby MacSwain’s successes “We experienced everycan be measured by the lives emotion every single day,” she said.she’s touched. Throughout her MacSwain traveled the45-plus year career with the country with other femaleAmerican Red Cross, she’s volunteers, concocting gamestraveled the world, supporting and other forms of entertainmenttroops in Vietnam during some for the troops.of the most tumultuous points of “It was tremendouslythe conflict. She served at the exciting,” she said.American Red Cross headquarters Other times, her work induring Desert Storm. She Vietnam was much more somber.traveled to Somalia in 1993 to “I was in Da Nang at ancheck on the welfare of Red American Field Hospital and I wasCross volunteers. asked to hold the hand of a dying Yet it’s her dedication in Soldier,” she said. “He lookedthe swimming pool that has just like one of my brothers.”defined her career. Courtesy photo After returning to the U.S., “There’s nothing like teaching Debby MacSwain, left, a volunteer for the American Red Cross, helps Sidney Trapman, 11, balance MacSwain continued volunteer-somebody to learn the front float,” on a kickboard during a swim session. MacSwain is a volunteer swim instructor at Fort Carson ing for the Red Cross, eventuallysaid MacSwain, who teaches and recently received the Harriman Award for her dedication to the Red Cross. accepting a position in Germanyswim lessons at Iron Horse Sports where she met her husband,and Fitness Center. “I learn something the diving board and swim the length and as a volunteer,” said Thomas then a second lieutenant in the every time I’m in the water.” of the pool; and Sidney, an 11-year-old Gonzalez, CEO of the American Red Her career with the Red Cross MacSwain estimates that she’s girl with autism whose favorite position Cross Pikes Peak Chapter in Colorado continued as did her commitment totaught close to a thousand children is riding a kickboard like a surfboard. Springs, in a release. “In our chapter supporting the military.and adults to swim, or at least feel For her dedication and efforts, boundaries, we know Debby as a Despite her contributions abroad,more comfortable in the water. American Red Cross officials awarded selfless volunteer who has served in MacSwain is adamant her most Among her successes, she MacSwain the Harriman Award, many roles and continues to give of significant work takes place in thosecounts Ana, a little girl with Down the highest recognition for volunteer her time and many talents.” swimming pools, where she continuessyndrome who loved the water; Ian, service in the organization. MacSwain’s first encounter with to volunteer as a swim instructor.a 4-year-old autistic boy who was “Debby has had a wonderful the Red Cross came in 1968 when she “It is the most important,” sheafraid of the water at first, but after career of service with the American took a water safety instructor course. said. “Everything else just kindfour years of lessons would jump off Red Cross as both a professional She applied to be part of the American of happened.” Now accepting appointments in our new location. COLORADO SPRINGS 660 South Pointe Court, PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Suite 100 719-596-2097 Little People, Big Smiles DON’T JUST SIT ME IN ANOTHER DESK. S ANOTH DESK HER Welcoming New Patients Technology with a Caring Touch TEACH ME TO STAND OUT M STAN OUT. ND Specialized treatment planning for all ages Treatment under conscious sedation and general-anesthesia Digital radiography for pinpoint treatment plans and reduced radiation exposure Jeff Kahl, DDS At CTU we know the sacrifices you make. Your education Parents can stay with children during treatment Derek Kirkham, DDS shouldn’t be one of those sacrifices. We offer support Most insurance accepted including Military and Medicaid Zachary Houser, DMD designed specifically for current and veteran Army personnel 719-596-2097 (719) 522-0123 and their families. 660 South Pointe Court, Suite 100 9480 Briar Village Point, Suite 301 Visit our Admissions Advisor every Thursday at the Education Center Visit our Admissions Advisor every Thursday at the Education Center Call 877.906.6555 Visit /military or Text MILITARY to 94576 for more info * Not all credits eligible to transfer. See the university’s catalog regarding CTU’s transfer credit policies. 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. 88-31810 0304353 07/12 BOOK NOW FOR THE HOLIDAYS