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  1. 1. Vol. 70 No. 49 Dec. 14, 20124th BCT, 3rd BCT SF 110th MP AT,Home for holidays Photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher JelleNearly 350 Soldiers of 3rd and 4th Brigade Combat Teams, 4th Infantry Division, and eight-month deployment highlighted by assisting in developing a Provincial Afghanistan110th Military Police Company, 759th MP Battalion, stand in formation at the Special Response Police Company to assist coalition forces and local nationals. About 100 ofEvents Center, waiting to be released and greet their Families and friends after returning their counterparts returned to Fort Carson in early September. Nearly 3,500 4th BCTfrom a deployment to Afghanistan, Dec. 8. About 150 3rd BCT Soldiers were among the Soldiers have returned since mid-September after spending nine months in easternranks after being one of the first brigades to undertake the Security Force Assistance Afghanistan training and advising Afghan Security Forces, border police and provincialTeam mission in Afghanistan; see story below. Nearly 50 MPs returned after an Afghan uniformed and local police forces. See pages 22-23 for related story.SFAT Soldiers complete mission By Staff Sgt. Christopher Jelle Military Police Company, 759th MP Battalion, also As Kasales and Maddi uncased the flag, it3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, returning from Afghanistan. symbolized a brigade split by opposite sides of the 4th Infantry Division Welcome home ceremonies were held in the world, finally being reunited and made whole. Special Events Center shortly after each plane’s Those in attendance received grateful words The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry arrival. The Soldiers were greeted by cheers and from speakers including Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson,Division, unfurled its flag on Fort Carson again as applause of Families and friends. commanding general, 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson.331 Soldiers, who deployed to Afghanistan as part of Col. Michael Kasales, commander, 3rd BCT, “We are very proud of all of you,” Anderson said.the Security Force Assistance Teams last spring, who deployed as part of SFAT 1, took center stage “And to all of the Families here, for your service andreturned home, Dec. 8. in front of the formation of returning Soldiers. sacrifice, without your love and support (these After a nine-month deployment, 170 Soldiers Command Sgt. Maj. Doug Maddi, who continued Soldiers) couldn’t go do what they need to do.”returned in the pre-dawn morning while another 161 to lead the brigade element on Fort Carson, joined The Soldiers were released from formation andarrived in the evening, sharing a flight with Soldiers Kasales and the brigade colors, wrapped inside See SFAT on Page 4from the 4th BCT, 4th Inf. Div., and the 110th the cloth sheath. Message board INSIDE Happy holidays The next issue of the Mountaineer will be printed Jan. 11. Submissions are due by Jan. 4. Page 12 Page 17 Page 15
  2. 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — Dec. 14, 2012 MOUNTAINEERCommanding General:Garrison Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson Holidays require IMCOM leaders planning, vigilance send greetings Col. David L. GrossoFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Dee McNuttChief, Print and Web Communications: Rick EmertEditor: Devin Fisher By Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson By Lt. Gen. Mike FerriterStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland Commanding general, Commanding general, U.S. ArmyHappenings: Nel Lampe 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson Installation Management CommandSports writer: Walt Johnson and Over the coming weeks Command Sgt. Maj. Earl RiceLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall many Soldiers and their Families IMCOM senior enlisted leader will travel to various destinations This commercial enterprise newspaper is around the country to share this It’s been immortalized in carols as “the mostan authorized publication for members of theDepartment of Defense. Contents of the joyful season with loved ones. wonderful time of the year,” and it is for theMountaineer are not necessarily the official Unfortunately, the holiday season Army’s home. It’s a wonderful time to be part ofview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or can also become tragic when we U.S. Army Installation Management Command.the Department of the Army. Printed circulation lose Family members and friends We have an incredible workforce andis 12,000 copies. to needless accidents and events. I mission. Ours is a diverse team made up The editorial content of theMountaineer is the responsibility of the Public would like to express my concerns of Soldiers, civilians and Family members.Affairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119, regarding the safety and well-being The IMCOM team hails from every cornerTel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address is of our Soldiers and Families of the globe, with differing cultures over this holiday season. beliefs — all united in the service of others. The Mountaineer is posted on the As leaders, we must be concerned It’s just the right mix to support troops,Internet at The Mountaineer is an unofficialpublication authorized by AR 360-1. The about the increase in suicides, alcohol abuse and domestic violence Anderson provide programs and offer world-class customer service to the best trained Army inMountaineer is printed by Colorado Springs incidents. Leaders at all levels must do everything possible to prevent the world. Whether anticipating Christmas,Military Newspaper Group, a private firm in these incidents. The holiday period is a time of increased risk, with Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or time among Family andno way connected with the Department of the added stress for Families, single and married Soldiers separated from friends during this holiday season, know thatArmy, under exclusive written contract withFort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. loved ones and individuals who may have experienced a recent trauma you are a valued member of the team. Command The appearance of advertising in this or loss. Use our professional resources such as drug and alcohol Sgt. Maj. Rice and I can never thank you enoughpublication, including inserts or supplements, substance abuse counselors, the Soldier Family Support Center, for the life of service and sacrifice you’vedoes not constitute endorsement by the chaplains and mental health providers for assistance with counseling, chosen and for the opportunity to share thatDepartment of the Army or Colorado Springs information and other needs during this holiday season. with you here at IMCOM, the Army’s home.Military Newspaper Group, of the products orservices advertised. The printer reserves the Leaders at all levels will be involved with the holiday plans for We hope that this holiday season providesright to reject advertisements. each of their Soldiers. I expect leaders to review holiday plans and opportunities for reflection, recreation and Everything advertised in this publication use the resources available to assist our Soldiers in making sound renewed commitment to improvement.shall be made available for purchase, use or and safe decisions. In an effort to prevent accidents and fatalities Team, we’ve accomplished a lot in the lastpatronage without regard to race, color, religion, over this holiday all military personnel will complete the following 10 years — developing our workforce, beingsex, national origin, age, marital status, physicalhandicap, political affiliation or any other with assistance from their unit leadership: good stewards of financial and environmentalnonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. ó Receive an end of duty day safety briefing from unit commanders resources, improving the quality of life inIf a violation or rejection of this equal and first sergeants prior to being released for the holidays. This Army communities worldwide. IMCOM isopportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, will include privately-owned vehicle and motorcycle safety, a world-class operation because of you.the printer shall refuse to print advertising alcohol and driving under the influence prevention, travel safety, Our mission is complex — a job that isfrom that source until the violation is corrected.For display advertising call 634-5905. weapons safety, fatigue, off-limits establishments and other off 24 hours a day, seven days a week. While All correspondence or queries regarding duty safety issues as appropriate prior to being released for some can rest briefly, others may not.advertising and subscriptions should be directed holiday leave. Additionally, winter driving hazards such as black Remember your teammates who will beto Colorado Springs Military Newspaper ice and vehicle survivor packs, Fort Carson road conditions and manning facilities, serving chow to deployedGroup, 31 E. Platte Avenue, Suite 300, delayed reporting procedures will be discussed. These must troops or helping newly-arrived FamiliesColorado Springs, CO 80903, phone 634-5905. The Mountaineer’s editorial content is not be routine holiday safety briefings — they should be done find lodging. This is the essence of what weedited, prepared and provided by the Public in the spirit of teaching, coaching and mentoring. do every day — provide a quality of lifeAffairs Office, building 1430, room 265, Fort ó Complete the TRiPS travel risk planning system prior to any commensurate with their quality of service.Carson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144. travel beyond 150 miles. This risk assessment is available at Now more than ever is the time to Releases from outside sources are so remember your Family and extended Armyindicated. The deadline for submissions to theMountaineer is close of business the week ó Conduct POV/motorcycle safety inspections. This inspection will Family as well — battle buddies, co-workersbefore the next issue is published. The be conducted by our first line leadership on this installation. and the person next to you now. As you travel orMountaineer staff reserves the right to edit ó Update battle buddy rosters and review battle buddy attend celebrations, be mindful of your actionssubmissions for newspaper style, clarity and responsibilities with each Soldier. and surroundings, keeping safety and responsi-typographical errors. ó Conduct and revalidate the requirements/counseling on the bility to your teammates and Families in mind. Policies and statements reflected in thenews and editorial columns represent views Installation Motorcycle Policy. We wish you and your Families a happyof the individual writers and under no Beth and I wish everyone a wonderful holiday season. We ask holiday season, prosperous New Year and lookcircumstances are to be considered those of those who can to share their good fortune with our personnel who forward to starting 2013 with each memberthe Department of the Army. cannot make it home for the holidays and with the Families of those of this team, ready, resilient and committed Reproduction of editorial material is deployed. Remember, the Army is all about people taking care to the next step in enhancing the lives ofauthorized. Please credit accordingly. of people. Please enjoy a safe, blessed and happy holiday season. our Soldiers. Army strong. By Steve Bach The news of your incredible work Classified advertising 329-5236 Display advertising Mayor Mayor, city of Colorado Springs Welcome home Soldiers of the while deployed in Afghanistan, including the mentoring, advising and training of Afghan Security Forces by your Security 634-5905 Mountaineer editor welcomes 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. On behalf of Colorado Springs Force Assistance Teams is momentous and has made the city of Colorado Springs extremely proud of you. 526-4144 Post information 526-5811 home and our grateful citizens, I am honored to welcome you home to Fort Carson and the city of Colorado Springs. You have returned just in time to We hope you enjoy this time with your Family and friends. Please know that you are a very important part of our home here. We value your contributions Post weather hotline 526-0096 Soldiers celebrate the holiday season with your loved ones. to our community and country. Welcome home and happy holidays.
  3. 3. Dec. 14, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 3Alguire receives IMCOM Stalwart AwardChisholm runner-up Grosso also commended Chisholm for his achievement. By Susan C. Galentine “Rod Chisholm is one of the best Directorate of Public Works civilians I have ever worked with in my public relations career. As runner-up for the Stalwart Award he is an outstanding example for The Army’s Installation Management the rest of the workforce.”Command honored Hal Alguire, Fort Alguire, a 1978 West Point engineeringCarson’s director of Public Works, with the graduate, served as the DPW directorCentral Region Stalwart Award for 2011 at while on active duty from 2002-2004 andan awards dinner Dec. 5 in San Antonio. again after retiring, when the position The award is presented to a Soldier or was converted to a civilian slot in 2007.civilian employee from each IMCOM During his time as civilian directorregion who stands out as a model leader of the DPW, Alguire has led the physicaland exemplifies the spirit of IMCOM’s transformation of Fort Carson from amission and vision. supporting installation into the expedi- Roderick Chisholm, deputy garrison tionary home of the 4th Infantrycommander, Fort Carson, was selected as Division in a few short years.the Central Region runner-up for his Through his leadership and drive, Fortaccomplishments while serving as the Carson now leads the Army in sustainabledeputy garrison commander and director development and infrastructure. This isof Public Works at Fort Hood, Texas. evidenced by Fort Carson currently “Hal Alguire is richly deserving of having the most U.S. Green Buildingthe IMCOM Stalwart Award with all he Council Leadership in Engineering andhas done for Fort Carson during a time Environmental Design certified buildingsof constant transition and growth,” said in the federal government.Col. David Grosso, garrison commander. Achievements noted in his nomination“He has shown time and again how included championing Fort Carson’scommitted he is to improving the environ- triple Net Zero initiatives for energy,ment where Soldiers and Families live water and waste. With his support, the Photo by Tim Hippsand work. He is a dedicated professional Army Compatible Use Buffer Program Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, left, commanding general, U.S. Army Installationwho always goes the extra mile to ensure See Stalwart on Page 4 Management Command, presents Hal Alguire, Fort Carson director of Publicthe mission is accomplished. Works, with the IMCOM Central Region Stalwart Award Dec. 5 in San Antonio. Weve Got Your Holiday Financial Help All-Wrapped Up Dont let a lack of cash spoil your holiday spirit.. With a quick and easy personal loan from Omni Dont your holiday spirit With from ® Financial you Financial you can receive the extra money you need this season for traveling, gift , and more. For 62 receive extra you for traveling, gifts, fts more. For years we have made the holidays truly special for countless active duty military and their families. years we have holidays for countless active duty military families. See how we you. See how we can help you. Fixed rate loans from $500 to $10,000 Fixed rate from to Receive cash the same day Receive day Available to active duty military and career retired in all ranks and branches Available to active duty military career retired ranks branches Affordable repayment terms Affordable repayment terms Receive a FREE debit card with immediate access to your money and zero Receive card immediate access to your zero ATM or check cashing fees ATM T c fees Fast, friendly, and,, above all,, trustworthy service Fast, friendly, and above all trustworthy service Apply by matter where you are stationed around Apply online or by phone - no matter where you are stationed around the world world All loans are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee All are by satisfaction guarantee Get the immediate cash you need for your holiday expenses. Get immediate you for your holiday expenses. o Visit, call, or apply online today at Visit, call, today at
  4. 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — Dec. 14, 2012SFAT Stalwar t Additionally, his team completed a sustainable renovation of the DPW’s building 1219, which is thefrom Page 1 from Page 3 first major LEED Gold standard renovation project in the Army.the bleachers quickly emptied as loved was substantially completed; ensuring Fort Carson can In September 2011, Alguire volunteered to deployones rushed forward. Soldiers greeted their sustain training for years to come. for three months to Afghanistan as part of a Mobilespouses, children, parents and siblings with Under his management, numerous local initiatives Training Team to coach, mentor and train Basewarm embraces. have been successfully completed, including the Operating Support personnel at seven Forward “(I’m) super excited and just really glad,” development of a Fort Carson Resiliency Campus, Operating Bases.said Michelle Kleinsorge, spouse of Staff wellness facilities and one-way street transformations In his nomination, Chisholm is credited withSgt. Michael Kleinsorge, Headquarters and that alleviate traffic congestion and provide better identifying and nominating 36 best practices forHeadquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field facilities for the community. He was a major part of sharing across the U.S. Army InstallationArtillery Regiment, 3rd BCT. Michelle Kleinsorge, groundbreaking a new rod and gun club by spearheading Management Command, many of which were adoptedpregnant with twins and due in less than three a partnership with the El Paso County Sheriff ’s fully or in part by other installations, including theweeks, said even though this deployment was Department and other private sector organizations, Fort Hood Civilian Leadership Developmentonly nine months long, it felt longer because the resulting in only limited resourcing by the garrison. Program: the Mock Billing Program; and the Fort HoodSoldiers did not take leave normally given during Orientation of New Employees Program. He served asdeployments lasting a full year. the deployment director for the Executive Quality The 3rd BCT was one of the first brigades to Council, which identified a financial benefit of $5.7undertake the SFAT mission in Afghanistan, million supported by Lean Six Sigma methodology.which began in April. Their primary mission In fiscal 2011, he managed the obligation ofwas to partner with various Afghan National more than $550 million in direct and reimbursableSecurity Forces in order to directly advise and funding. Chisholm led a contract review boardassist them in daily operations and routines. process resulting in 93 contracts being awarded to The Soldiers were divided into 12-18 man meet installation requirements while netting a costteams, each assigned to a single Afghan unit. The benefit of $3.8 million, according to the nomination.teams shared complexes and working areas with Chisholm championed the garrison’s effort to developtheir counterparts, interacting with them during and implement the Fort Hood Strategic Plan 2020 —both duty and nonduty hours. the integrated III Corps and Fort Hood Strategic According to Kasales, this kind of partner- Plan consisted of 73 garrison supporting objectivesship was unique and helped to facilitate the which seamlessly incorporated 60 approved metricstrust and accomplishments between the ANSF from the Installation Management Campaign Plan,and U.S. forces. the nomination states. “We were really the first guys doing this Chisholm was instrumental in the success of thekind of (mission) and with that we were able Fort Hood Civilian Leadership Developmentto provide a much greater level of detail and Program, a formal system to develop future leadersunderstanding,” said Kasales. and supervisors across the installation. The training Michael Kleinsorge said he deployed with a includes high-performance leadership techniquesteam to the Zabul Province region of Afghanistan and specific training on the Installation Managementto partner with the Afghan National Police and Campaign Plan lines of effort and keys to success.teach them how to act and perform as medics. He is also credited for revising the Garrison “This was a purely advisory mission,” Awards Program to properly recognize distinctiveKleinsorge said. “(My team) advised, we assisted, achievements, superior performance and dedicatedwe mentored; we made it happen.” Photo by Tim Hipps service for both military and civilian employees. With the 3rd BCT’s SFAT mission complete, Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, left, commanding general, U.S. Army “My compliments to Rod and Hal for thesethey leave the friends they have made in the Installation Management Command, poses for a photo prestigious accomplishments and their tremendousANSF more capable and confident and pave with Rod Chisholm, deputy garrison commander, at the years of service to Soldiers, Families, civilians andthe way for a more secure Afghanistan. IMCOM Stalwart Awards dinner in Sant Antonio Dec. 5. the nation,” Grosso said. Interactive Customer Evaluation Ambassadors Commended for Exceptional Service — are selected from personnel who exemplify the spirit of keeping Fort Carson the “Best Home Town in the Army” with superior customer service to our Soldiers, Family members, civilian employees and retirees. Plans, Analysis and Integration Office they do. Recently, one customer, who brought his veteran father in for a replacement ID card, Whether in the Army, a Family member or a was so impressed with how the team treatedDepartment of Defense civilian employee, an them, he hand carried the ICE comment cardimportant item to have is an identification card. directly to garrison headquarters.Without it, people will not be able to use the It read: “Arrived at 1600 hrs with 84 yearExchange or commissary or even log into a old multi-service and multi-war veteran withgovernment work computer. 100% service connected disability. Chief Good customer service is important at the ID Michael Pierson and staffers Randy, Joe andCard section and here at Fort Carson, the Denise were nice enough to stay until 1700 tosection strives to provide good service. But take care of an old veteran! Great attitudes.with a lot of customers to serve, it can be a Great service attitudes shown by all in helpingchallenge to keep everyone satisfied. get an old veteran his ID; he is very thankful.” “For us, customers not having the right What he didn’t note was that he arrived justdocumentation can be the biggest challenge. as the section was closing. The staff stayed late toWe make sure that when they come back, they accommodate this veteran.are expedited. Most of the customers are good “Our staff works in a truly professionalabout that, but some aren’t happy,” said Denise manner,” said Pierson. “It’s critical for our cus-Ellis, Fort Carson ID Card section. “We try to tomers, especially with medical benefits. We workhelp them when we can, but we have regulations with other agencies to make sure that our Soldierswe have to work by. Many people think that we and Families get those benefits they are entitledcan skirt those regs, but we can’t and that’s to through (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Fort Carson ID Card Sectionwhen they get upset.” Reporting System) and by issuing them their ID From left, Joe Russell, Denise Ellis, When the staff can make the extra effort, cards. Our customers are our No. 1 priority.” Michael Pierson and Randall Kennedy The ICE system is available for customers to rate service they receive by highlighting superior Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center, DEERS Office, the Soldier Family Assistance Center or service or making suggestions to improve services. It can be accessed at Balfour Beatty’s Joel Hefley Community Center; or by depositing an ICE card at one of the index.cfm?fa=site&site(underscore)id=437; through kiosks at Army Community Service, the many boxes located around post.
  5. 5. Dec. 14, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 5 Brig. Gen. Darsie Rogers, left, deputy commanding general for support, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, and 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson Command Sgt. Major Brian Stall, right, lead Soldiers from across Fort Carson in a quarterly division run, Dec. 7.Run builds camaraderie Story and photo by and Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Stall, beginning and end of the run route a tradition dating back to when Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson, led played Christmas music to add a Soldiers received paper paychecks, 4th Infantry Division Public units from across post in a four-mile, holiday feel. and would work a half-day before Affairs Office 45-minute run to boost morale and Having the band playing Christmas being dismissed to pay bills and unit cohesion. music during the run makes for a handle other personal matters during Cadence filled the air as individual “It builds esprit de corps in the wonderful atmosphere, said Spc. regular business hours.units vied to be the loudest in the division, and allows commanders to Amber Wadsworth, Company A, Rogers and Stall greeted Soldiersformation during the 4th Infantry make a good assessment of where their Headquarters and Headquarters as they completed the run, and theDivision quarterly run, Dec. 7. units stand,” said Stall. Battalion, 4th Inf. Div. Soldiers dispersed back to their units Brig. Gen. Darsie Rogers, deputy Along with the several thousand The quarterly division runs occur to prepare for uniform inspection andcommanding general for support, 4th Soldiers participating in the run, 4th during pay day activities, which take to participate in unit-driven trainingInfantry Division and Fort Carson, Inf. Div. band members at the place on the first Friday of the month; prior to being released. Spouses Eligible for TriCare Orthodontic Coverage to Age 23 Stuff Yourself Stuff Yourself with en rtainment with entertainment this holiday season nte s MARK J. BENTELE, DDS, MS, PC (COL, USAF, RET) ORTHODONTICS FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN Saturday and after-school appointments available. 2575 Montebello Dr W, Ste 101 between Union & AcademyUNITED CONCORDIA/payment plans available. No charge evaluations. GET OUR SWEET GET TRIPLE-PL AY TR TRIPLE-PLAY 99 99 FOR ONLY ONLY L $ 95 95 PER MONTH MBPS HIGH-SPEED INTERNET 8MBPS HIGH-SPEED INTERNET OVER 125 CABLE TV CHANNELS VER CABLE CHANNELS UNLIMITED DIGITAL PHONE UNLIMITED DIGITAL PHONE Connect to HOLIDAY HOLIDAYS D YS ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT TERTA T LIFE LIFE BA JABROADBAND.COM • 877.422.5282 BAJABROADBAND.COM 877.422.5282 7. * Of Offers valid for new residential customers in wired, serviceable areas. For complete details on our rates and offers please contact us today. Offer f offers ff today. Offer terms, conditions and features are subject to change at the discretion of Baja Broadband at any time. Additional charges apply for taxes and fees and lease of modem, if required. Free installation, when applicable, does not include custom wiring. Other restrictions may apply. Some services may not apply. be available in all areas. © 2012 Baja Broadband. All rights reserved. Offer expires 12.31.12 Offer
  6. 6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — Dec. 14, 2012Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationMyBaseGuide mobile smartphone app — provides Stack Wolf Warfighter LaRochelle - 10th SFG(A) information about the 86 military installations Dec. 14 Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. located in the 50 U.S. states. The main function of the 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. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. application is to provide military personnel with Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed useful information for a smooth relocation. The Dec. 15- Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Closed MBG App also provides pertinent information and 16 Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. utility for the duration of the servicemembers’ stay at Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. any of the military installations in U.S. and current Dec. 17- Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. and upcoming events. The integrated mapping 20 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. Lunch: Closed function will provide turn-by-turn navigation for Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: Closed eDec. 18 Christmas meal Dinner: Closed phones that are GPS capable. Dinner: ClosedPoints only, nondeployable unit — Reinforcement Dec. 21 Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. Closed Closed training units provide a “home” for Individual Ready Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reserve Soldiers who want to maintain Reserve Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: Closed affiliation. Soldiers considering leaving troop Dec. 22- Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Closed program unit assignment can consider the 6399th/ 25 Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 6404th RTU as a short- or long-term option. Benefits Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. include earning retirement points and “good” years; Dec. 26- Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. Closed Closed optional monthly nonpaid drill weekends; continued 28 Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. military training; paid annual training opportunities; Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. earning retirement points via correspondence courses; Dec. 29- Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Closed Closed and easy transfer to TPUs if desired. Contact Chief Jan. 1 Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Warrant Officer 4 Lake Gardner at 720-363-0511 or Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. for more information. Jan. 2-3 Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Recycle incentive program — The Directorate of 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. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Public Works has an incentive program to prevent Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed recyclable waste from going to the landfill. Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards Jan. 4 Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson 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. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every Jan. 5-6 Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Closed participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 526-5898 for more information about the program. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.Finance travel processing — All inbound and Jan. 7-10 Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it 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. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings start at 7:30First Sergeants’ Barracks Program 2020 — is located Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ a.m. Soldiers are required to bring Department in building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of Use this number to obtain self-help of the Army Form 5118, signed by their unit operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. personnel section, and a pen to complete forms. office assists Soldiers with room assignments and • Base operations contracting officer Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. terminations. For more information call 526-9707. representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 Army ROTC Green-to-Gold briefings — are heldSergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson or email for questions the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third Tuesday on snow removal, grounds maintenance and at the education center, building 1117, room 120. of each month at the Family Connection Center from contractor response to service orders. Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC is open to all • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. active members and those interested in becoming 524-0786 or email to Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in future SAMC members. The club was originally a request latrines, for service or to report damaged building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m. U.S. Forces Command organization of elite noncom- or overturned latrines. Soldiers must be specialist-staff sergeant from any missioned officers but is now an Armywide program • Signs — Call Jim Diorio, Fort Carson military occupational specialty, have a general for those who meet the criteria and have proven Support Services, at 896-0797 or 525-2924 or technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. citizen, score themselves to be outstanding NCOs through a board/ email to request a facility, 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test, and leadership process. Contact SAMC president Sgt. 1st parking or regulatory traffic sign. pass a Special Forces physical. Call 524-1461 or visit Class Dawna Brown at 526-3983 for information. The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is the website at of Public Works services — DPW is able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort 1430, room 233. During duty hours, Soldiers Hours of Operation Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance should call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number Central Issue Facility of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and for after hours, holidays and weekends is 526-0051. Note: CIF will be closed for its annual cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone wall-to-wall inventory through Dec. 21. numbers and points of contact for services: Briefings Emergencies will be handled on an individual • Facility repair/service orders — Fort 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held Tuesdays basis by Catherine Martinez at 524-1888. Carson Support Services service order desk can be in building 1430, room 150, from noon to 1 p.m. • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergen- Soldiers must be private-sergeant first class with a 7:30-10:30 a.m. cies or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, minimum General Technical Score of 105; be a U.S. • Initial and partial issues — Monday- damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. citizen; score 240 or higher on the Army Physical Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric Fitness Test; and pass a Ranger physical. Call 524- • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. 2691 or visit Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. when needing trash containers, trash is Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — overflowing or emergency service is required. is held Jan. 15-17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans’ Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan Chapel. Class is limited to 50 people on a first-come, • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ first-served basis. Call 526-5613/5614 for details. 526-3321. for service needs or to report complaints. Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency • Unit issues and turn ins — require • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in approval, call 526-5512/6477. Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey. building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from Education Center hours of operation — The 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA Mountain Post Training and Education Center, • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — processes to include turning in excess property, building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email reutilizing government property, web-based tools • Counselor Support Center — Monday- available, special handling of property and Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 environmental needs. To schedule an orientation, a.m. to 4:30 p.m.BOSS meetings are held the first contact Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo. • Army Learning Center — Monday-and third Thursday of each month for receiving/turn in; Mike Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.from 2-3:30 p.m. at The Foxhole. Welsh at mike.welsh for reutilization/web • Defense Activity for NontraditionalContact Cpl. Rachael Robertson at tools; or Rufus Guillory at Education Support and Army Personnel Testing —524-2677 or visit the BOSS office in room 106 of The Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m.Hub for more information. Text “follow CarsonBOSS” for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to buildingto 40404 to receive updates and event information. personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefings 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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  8. 8. 8 MOUNTAINEER — Dec. 14, 2012Display confronts drunken driving Story and photos by Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry take it to heart before the next time they get behind the Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch Division, during a crash display on Fort Carson, Dec. 6. wheel,” said Staff Sgt. Jason Reaume, brigade provost 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Local first responders and volunteers of the Front marshal office, Headquarters and Headquarters Office, 4th Infantry Division Range community re-created a deadly accident, Troop, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd BCT. which claimed the lives of three former “Have a designated driver and use it. Don’t shy away Mangled metal that used to be an automobile, “Roughriders” two years ago, using actual crash site from it; use the tools that are out there for you.”gruesome photos and in-depth testimonies grabbed photos and the remnants of the vehicle. Approximately 250 Soldiers from thethe attention of Soldiers from 204th Brigade Support “We want Soldiers to look at the crash display and Roughrider Battalion passed through the four stations around the “accident site” and received classes that highlighted statistics about drunken driving, the consequences of getting behind the wheel with a high blood alcohol content and different ways to get home after a night of drinking. “I want the Soldiers to know they are idolized in the community, and if they make good choices people will see that,” said Nichole Carpenter, a volunteer with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. “I want Soldiers to stay safe; they fight every day for our freedom and we want to make sure they get home safe.” Pfc. Tradis Kamara took the information to heart. “It’s a reality that as many as one out of three people on the road have some type of intoxication,” said Kamara, human resource specialist, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 204th BSB. “Whether you are drinking or not, something could occur because of someone else’s irresponsibility. No one wakes up and says, ‘Today I want to be pinned between the wheel and the seat in an accident.’” Participants also said they appreciated the class and thought it would bring Soldiers together. “I think very highly of the command for putting on the class,” Kamara said. “I hope it triggersStaff Sgt. Samantha Brenneman, mortuary affairs specialist, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 204th something in the other Soldiers, with the commandBrigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, left, points out damages on a car used in taking awareness to another level and bringing morea crash display to Pvt. Shameika Horton, Sgt. Alfredo Montero and Pvt. Darin Stevens, Dec. 6. camaraderie to the unit.” Complimentary 2013 First Lease Payment Paid by Lexus up to $700/mo. Lease CONTACTS GLASSES $499/ 36 mo. HAVE YOU BEEN CHECKED RECENTLY? Voted #1 Eye Care in Colorado Springs The Independent & The Gazette WWW.ABBAEYECARE.COM 4331 Centennial Blvd. 4319 Integrity Center Point 1813 North Circle Drive 1130 Lake Plaza Drive Garden of the Gods & Centennial NW Corner of Powers & Barnes Circle & Constitution Lake Ave & Lake Plaza (next to Culvers) 635-2020 634-2020 632-2020 578-2020 2012 $323/ 36 mo. Lease $2,999 Due at Signing* Optical Concessionaire at the Exchange for: Ft. Carson 576-5151 Air Force Academy 472-0524 Peterson AFB 574-5252 604 Auto Heights | 719-385-0111 | Tricare & Medicare Providers Exams as young as 6 months of age
  9. 9. Dec. 14, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 9Soldiers prepare for financial audit By Spc. Nathan Thome contract support, OASA (FM&C). such as auditors and suppliers, can place Thomas said he plans to help his 4th Infantry Division In 1990, the Chief Financial Officers trust in those financial statements. Soldiers and other supply NCOs in Public Affairs Office Act required all financial agencies to “This class is meant to help the his unit get their property books and have audited financial statements. Army, but it’s improving the abilities supplies in order. To help Fort Carson prepare for its “According to the CFOA, the of our Soldiers as well,” said Staff “I know what to expect, and we’refirst financial statement audit in 22 DOD needs to improve (its) financial Sgt. Aaron Thomas, unit supply non- going to get our equipment straight,”years, representatives from the Office of statements,” said Regis Canny, trainer, commissioned officer, 62nd Ordnance Thomas said. “We’re going to do thethe Assistant Secretary of the Army contract support, OASA (FM&C). Company, 242nd Explosive Ordnance right thing and get everything on the(Financial Management and Comp- “When the new secretary of defense, Disposal Battalion, 71st Ordnance books, so we can pass this audit andtroller) taught unit supply Soldiers to (Leon Panetta), came in last year, he Group (EOD). improve the Army’s standing.”track and identify property, Dec. 6-7. said that this will be fixed.” Unit supply Soldiers are responsible Instructors said what they taught The representatives taught an Canny said if personnel are doing for the general upkeep and maintenance the Soldiers would prepare them forExistence and Completeness Real internal controls connected with their of Army supplies and equipment, their first financial statement audit.Property Audit Readiness course to jobs, they are going to produce great coordinating supply activity and making “Hopefully through this training, thenearly 100 unit supply noncommis- data, which allows the Army to better changes to unit property books. Soldiers will be able to identify some ofsioned officers from across post. The support the warfighters. “I believe this class is important the things they have already identifiedinstruction covered an overview of audit “The data allows for better decision to Soldiers, but especially unit supply on their own, such as deficiencies, andreadiness, including internal control, making, and ensures Congress that Soldiers, because it’s teaching us that go back and try to correct those prior totracking supplies, identifying deficiencies what they are asking for is justified, the equipment we have is vital to the the site teams or independent auditorand correcting inconsistencies. because the numbers support it and we larger Army, and not just to our unit,” coming out,” said An-lih Tung, trainer, “The Department of Defense had represent to the taxpayer that the Army said Thomas. “We’re the guys on the contract support, OASA (FM&C).never been through a financial statement needs it,” Canny said. ground making it happen, the subject For more information about Armyaudit, so we’re here to get them up to Producing certified financial state- matter experts who can get the audit readiness, including onlinespeed to help them pass the audit coming ments ensures the right rules are being Soldiers what they need to get the training courses, visit 2017,” said Shannon Jones, trainer, followed and that external individuals, mission done.” Todd Edmands M.S. in Systems Engineering Learn more at: I wanted an ADVANCED DEGREE to move up the CAREER LADDER. BE INFLUENTIAL. CHANGE YOUR Todd uses his Regis degree to lead by example. He shows young kids how WORLD to build influence, even with LEGO® robotics. How will you be influential? The School of Computer & Information Sciences in Regis University’s College for Professional Studies offers 4 undergraduate A SCHOOL OF and 6 graduate degrees that immerse students in the latest technologies INFLUENCE and software. Students benefit from our state-of-the-art learning environments, experienced faculty and strong industry relationships. Busy adults choose Regis University for the academic rigor and our College for Professional Studies for the flexibility. ON YOUR SCHEDULE > Regionally accredited and nationally ranked > Accelerated 5- and 8-week classes > Online and campus-based learning > Multiple start dates throughout the year EXPLORE IN-DEMAND DEGREES | REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION | APPLY NOW | 800.392.7984 | > CLASSES START JANUARY 7
  10. 10. 10 MOUNTAINEER — Dec. 14, 2012Comprehensive fitnessSoldiers improve strength, resiliency By Spc. Nathan Thome 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office be resilient, leaders focused on ways they would be able to teach their Soldiers. Sgt. 1st Class Walter Douglas, battalion fire direction control noncommissioned officer, 3rd Battalion, 29th “We want the first line leaders, the ones at the Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, More than 120 unit leaders from across post Soldier level dealing with the Soldiers, to be able to 4th Infantry Division. “I’ve learned to further engage theattended a Master Resiliency Training course to learn teach them; that’s where they get their credibility,” Soldiers themselves, to find out what they are thinking.”additional skills to help Soldiers, Nov. 30-Friday at said Ballard. “The more we are able to mentor Douglas said helping his Soldiers relieves histhe 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Soldiers, the more we are able to be resilient, to chain of command from concentrating on himself,Headquarters. overcome adversity and find the strength to carry us his Soldiers, his area of responsibility, and allows Taught by a mobile training team from through those difficult times.” them to concentrate on the overall picture.Washington, D.C., the course covered the five dimen- The program not only applies to Soldiers, but During the course, some of the leaders reflectedsions of Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness also to Family members and Department of the on what it meant to be resilient.and the five pillars of resiliency the Soldiers need to Army civilians. “I’ve learned that Soldiers have a lot of thingsknow to promote strength and fitness. “We teach everybody who is a part of the Army going on, just like I do, and I need to be more aware “CSF2 is a training program that makes our Army Family, because this is a program that can help make of it and more involved in my Soldiers’ lives,” saidstronger,” said Master Sgt. Michael Ballard, CSF2 non- them stronger,” said Ballard. “This is a skill they can 2nd Lt. Shauna Geier, battalion supply officer incommissioned officer, Headquarters, Department of the apply to make their lives better.” charge, 64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd BCT.Army. “There are five dimensions to the human being, During the two-week course, leaders learned During the second week of the master resiliencyaccording to the World Health Organization, which are skills that not only applied to teaching their Soldiers, course, leaders developed classes and practiced teachingspiritual, physical, emotional, Family and social.” but to their own lives as well. the course to ensure their understanding of the material. Ballard said the Army recognizing the five “This class has taught me how to better problem Once they completed the course, the leadersdimensions signifies its understanding that Soldiers solve, to look deeper into the heart of the matter,” said went back to their respective units and prepared toare more than just physical, and uses teach their Soldiers and pass on thethis program to improve the other knowledge they acquired.four aspects. “This training gives us the skills Some Soldiers developed to make ourselves and our Soldiersmetaphors for resiliency and CSF2 better and stronger,” said Geier. “Weto draw connections between the try to build resilience skills, andbody and military equipment. through teaching this, we’re showing “You can look at CSF2 the same the Soldiers that we care about themway you look at a vehicle. When like our leaders care about us. Weyou get a vehicle, you have to do become an extra avenue to go throughpreventative maintenance checks and when they need someone to talk to.”services,” said Sgt. 1st Class GabrielCamacho, detachment sergeant, 2ndMedical Detachment (Forward Chang Ko, assistant primarySurgical), 10th Combat Support instructor, Comprehensive SoldierHospital. “You have to do the same and Family Fitness Prep, Fort Bliss,thing for your mind; we spend so Texas, reviews study materialmuch time making sure we’re with leaders from units across Fortphysically fit, but what about the Carson during a Master Resiliencybrain; the drive train for that body, we Training course at the 1st Brigadedon’t really do mental fitness.” Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, After learning what it means to Headquarters, Dec. 11. By Spc. Robert Holland The roar of the helicopter’s engines For the first time, medics from 3rd Medics train 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division intensified as it descended and touched down next to the group. The doors opened and the three crewmembers Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, cross-trained with the FCFES and a flight team from with civilian stepped out onto the ground at an Memorial Star, an organization based A group of Soldiers and Fort FCFES training facility. out of Colorado Springs that provides Carson Fire and Emergency Services “Soldiers, let me introduce you to the only emergency medical air personnel looked up in the clear blue the Memorial Star Flight team,” said evacuation service in southernmedevac crew autumn sky after spotting the faint outline of a helicopter on the horizon, Nov. 20. Justin Schliske, training and safety chief, FCFES. “Now let’s get this training started.” Colorado, according to Schliske. 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