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  1. 1. Vol. 71, No. 13 April 5, 2013 Cold weather training A Special Forces Soldier conducts ice climbing training at Rocky Mountain National MRX builds confidence, Park. In addition to ice climbing, the Master Mountaineering Course included downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobile and rope movements and avalanche rescue readiness and snow shelter construction. See story on Page 6. By Spc. Nathan Thome 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office Soldiers reacted rapidly to incoming reports and rushed between staff sections to make the division’s mission run smoothly despite obstacles tossed in their way during a mission rehearsal exercise, March 20-29. Known as “Unified Endeavor 13-2,” the exercise held at the 4th Infantry Division Headquarters, was designed to help the division staff prepare for an upcoming deployment. The exercise was intended to create the illusion for its participants that they are in their future area of operations, and tasked to complete the series of scenarios as they appear in as little time as possible, said Lt. Col. Jack Chaffin, deputy plans and operations officer, 4th Inf. Div. “Just like a brigade that goes to the National Training Center (at Fort Irwin, Calif.) for their culminating event to become stamped ready for combat, a division headquarters does an MRX in preparation for its deployment,” said Chaffin. “The nature of division is such that we don’t need to maneuver through the desert at the National Training Center, we need to practice staff processes and systems; how do we communicate, coordinate and receive guidance, how do we transmit that to subordinate units in orders; all the things you have to do in any given day to make things run in a division area of operation,” said Chaffin. “That’s kind of the overarching task and purpose behind what we’re doing.” Trained and experienced leaders, made up of Soldiers and civilians from various installations and known as the white cell for the exercise, came to Fort Carson to assist the division by presenting real-world scenarios from past and current operations for the staff to work through and solve. “We put the deploying unit through what they will encounter while deployed; everything from weather, culture interaction and enemy interaction,” said Col. John Valledor, co-exercise controller for UE 13-2, Mission Command Training Program, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. “We only inject what coincides with the commander’s training directives to ensure successful training.” Valledor said the goal was to create experiences to help deploying Soldiers develop the skills they will need to be successful. “The endgame is to prepare Soldiers to achieve the mission when Photo by Spc. Thomas Masterpool See Division on Page 4 Message board INSIDE UnitedHealthcare Military and Veterans replaced TRICARE Monday. Call UnitedHealthcare at 877-988-WEST or visit Page 10 for more information. Pages 20-21 Page 5
  2. 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — April 5, 2013 Sexual assault has no place in military MOUNTAINEERCommanding General: Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCameraGarrison Commander: Col. David L. GrossoFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: American Forces Press Service Dee McNuttChief, Print and Web Communications: WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Rick Emert issued a message Tuesday to all members of the Defense Department, emphasizing that stopping sexual assaultEditor: Devin Fisher and supporting victims is everyone’s responsibility.Staff writer: Andrea Sutherland Here is the text of the secretary’s message:Happenings: Nel Lampe “This month, the Department of Defense observes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month withSports writer: Walt Johnson the theme ‘We own it … we’ll solve it … together.’Layout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall “Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is an opportunity for the entire DOD community — service- members, civilians, members of our Families and leaders at This commercial enterprise newspaper is every level — to underscore our commitment to eliminatingan authorized publication for members of theDepartment of Defense. Contents of the the crime of sexual assault, supporting victims andMountaineer are not necessarily the official intervening when appropriate to help stop unsafe behavior.view of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or “Together, we must work every day to instill a climate thatthe Department of the Army. Printed circulation does not tolerate or ignore sexist behavior, sexual harassmentis 12,000 copies. or sexual assault. These have no place in the United States The editorial content of theMountaineer is the responsibility of the Public military and violate everything we stand for and the valuesAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119, we defend. Creating a culture free of the scourge ofTel.: 526-4144. 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  3. 3. April 5, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 3Hagel announces fewer furlough days By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service $41 billion (in cuts) now versus the $46 billion.” But despite a “We came out better than WASHINGTON — The Defense Department hasrevised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of Congressional reprieve, Hagel said the Pentagon we went in under thethousands of civilian employees could be furloughed is still going to be short sequester, where it looksthis year because of the budget sequester, Defense at least $22 billion forSecretary Chuck Hagel announced March 28. operations and mainte- like our number is In addition, a senior Defense Department officialspeaking on background told reporters the start of the nance, “and that means we are going to have to $41 billion (in cuts) nowfurloughs will be delayed until mid-to-late June, aftermore than 700,000 department employees receive prioritize and make some cuts and do what we’ve versus the $46 billion.” — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagelfurlough notices now set to go out in early May. got to do,” including Furloughs would happen over seven two-week making sharp reductionspay periods until the end of September, when the in base operating sup-current fiscal year ends, the senior official said, with port and training for nondeployed units. through the fiscal year and characterized the currentemployees likely to be told not to come to work for More critical in the long run, he said, is how budget situation as “not the deepest, but the steepesttwo days during each of those pay periods. budget cuts will affect readiness and the department’s decline in our budget ever,” and warned it will Department officials say they are still working to overall mission. Because of that concern, he said he affect military readiness into the future.determine which employees might be exempted. has directed Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter “We will have to trade at some level and to some Hagel characterized the reduced furloughs as and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the degree our future readiness for current operations,”well as a revised estimate of sequestration’s impact on Joint Chiefs of Staff, to conduct an intensive depart- the chairman said.the defense budget as good news. The changes follow mentwide review of U.S. strategic interests including He called on elected leaders to give theCongressional approval of a defense appropriations how to protect the nation with fewer resources. Pentagon the budget flexibility it needs to carry outbill that prevented an additional $6 billion in cuts, “How do we prioritize the threats and then the institutional reforms.ordered under sequestration, from taking effect. capabilities required to deal with threats?” he said. “We can’t afford excess equipment,” Dempsey “It reduces a shortfall at least in the operations “There will be some significant changes, there’s no said. “We can’t afford excess facilities. We have tobudget,” the secretary told reporters at a Pentagon way around it.” reform how we buy weapons and services. We havenews conference. “We came out better than we went in Dempsey said the department has already to reduce redundancy. And we’ve got to change, atunder the sequester, where it looks like our number is exhausted 80 percent of its operating funds halfway some level, our compensation structure.” community. join it. Support from a teacher. A moving conversation with a classmate. Connecting with a student club to explore your passion. Making friends for life. This is community at PPCC. Feel it. Experience it. Join it. PPCC.EDU
  4. 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — April 5, 2013America pays tribute to Families of fallen military By Luke Elliott Engeman, Survivor Outreach ServicesU.S. Army Installation Management Command Program Manager, U.S. Army Installation Management Command. SAN ANTONIO — America will pay respect “The sacrifices of a Gold Star wifeFriday to the spouses and Families of fallen members reach beyond losing the person sheof the U.S. Armed Forces. considers a life partner — it is a A resolution to designate Gold Star Wives Day loss of goals and expectations, itwas approved March 20 by the U.S. Senate in recog- impacts her identity within thenition of the sacrifices made by these spouses and Army culture and completelyFamily members. changes the path of her future. The Senate resolution states the military service- “The importance of Gold Star ph ot o ymembers and veterans “bear the burden of protecting Wives Day is that it brings acknowl- rm .Athe freedom of the people of the United States and … edgement to and honors the many U.Sthe sacrifices of the families of the fallen members sacrifices of these incredibly courageousand veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States and resilient women,” she said. The gold star lapel pin, left, wasshould never be forgotten.” The Department of Defense presents one established by an act of Congress for issue Gold Star Wives Day was first observed Dec. of two lapel pins to Gold Star Family members. to immediate Family members of servicemembers18, 2010, through a Senate resolution with support The pins are worn by the survivors to recognize killed in combat. The next-of-kin pin, right, signifies afrom the Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., a non- their sacrifices and as a way for others to honor their service-related death or suicide during active dutyprofit organization of about 10,000 members that family members’ military service. other than combat.provides services and support to the spouses of The first pin is the Gold Star Lapel Pin, whichfallen servicemembers. was established by Congress in 1947 and is presented which is presented to immediate Family members “Remembrance days like Gold Star Wives Day to spouses and Family members of servicemembers of servicemembers who die while serving outsidespecifically honor the sacrifices of some of the individ- killed in combat. of combat operations. This pin features a gold staruals a Fallen Soldier has left behind,” said Donna The second pin is the Next of Kin Lapel Pin, on a gold background. Division Chaffin. “That’s the first direct feedback the needs such as electricity, workspaces and “We want to from Page 1 division commander’s going to get from the observer/trainers, and more importantly, heating were working. “We ended up with a pretty large plan; emphasize they deploy and get them familiar with the it provides the division commander an generally when these exercises are done, duties they’ll perform downrange,” said opportunity to give guidance to his staff.” there’s a mission training complex that’s friction, the Valledor. “Our measure of success comes Personnel known as scripters were already been created and established, and from the commander’s training objective; tasked to replicate the operational environ- it’s where they house the exercise control chaos, the the commanding general is the actual ment; they wrote down notes to turn them personnel, all the people outside who come difficulty, trainer, we’re supporters who help achieve the training objective.” into a script, which were then coded and turned into scenarios for each day. here to help us run the exercise,” said Capt. Matt Hicks, network engineer, 4th Inf. Div. challenge To make the training more realistic, “You’ve got the guys who actually run “Because we didn’t have the complex, we teams in the white cell made trips to the simulation that provides the fake data had to do a lot of construction, buildup and and tempo, Afghanistan and other areas of current that feels as real as it can, the guys who infrastructure ourselves, which led to us operations to talk to leaders downrange to are assessing, evaluating and helping the installing about 70 switches, numerous because that find out what they need to do to give the unit see itself,” said Chaffin. “We also routers, 13 miles of cable and at least 200 will make training unit a workout, said Valledor. In addition to the more than 20 units have a variety of response cells, which act as virtual or mock subordinate or higher of our own computer systems. In the end, we had about 1,500 people coming and a Soldier that made up the white cell, other teams units, giving us the friendly forces feed, converging at both the commissary and the supported the division to make the training like what our brigades are doing or what digital training campus.” better able to successful. higher is telling us to do.” As the MRX pressed on, time between “Throughout this entire process, you’ve To set up the MRX and to keep it scenarios shortened, and the intensity perform down got the observer/trainer teams who are operational, division and network increased each passing day. the road.” evaluating, assessing and working with the staff sections; so they’re taking notes, engineers revamped the old commissary building on Fort Carson to house supporting “One of the things that tend to happen in an MRX is that the operation tempo is— Lt. Col. Jack Chaffin comparing notes, and about halfway units. They also planned and worked much higher than your everyday experience through the exercise, we’ll stop and there throughout the exercise to keep communi- in a deployed environment, it’s very fast will be a mid-after action review,” said cations running and to make sure physical paced,” said Chaffin. “One of our jokes is imagining the worst week in a future area of operation, and that’s what we try to replicate during the MRX. We want to emphasize friction, the chaos, the difficulty, challenge and tempo, because that will make a Soldier better able to perform down the road.”Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, Chaffin said one of the main objectives commanding general, 4th of the intense training environment is to Infantry Division and ensure the Soldiers are fully prepared to Fort Carson, presents the go downrange and that they can handleArmy Commendation Medal whatever is thrown at them. to Capt. Matt Hicks, “The commanding general said early network engineer, 4th on that we don’t want to build bad muscle Inf. Div., during an award memory,” said Chaffin. “The best way to ceremony at the division train the basic (Soldiering skills) is repetition, headquarters building, and if you can do it under a degree of stress, to recognize Soldiers it’s that much more effective. The real for their hard work during idea is to make the training harder than a the Mission Rehearsal deployment is ever going to be, because if Exercise, March 29. we can handle this, then we know we’ve got Photo by Spc. Nathan Thome the deployment locked in.”
  5. 5. April 5, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 5SMA visits Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler speaks to Soldiers at Camp Buehring about challenges facing today’s Army during a visit to Kuwait, March 25.Soldiersin Kuwait Story and photo by Spc. Andrew Ingram 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division “You have to recognize the things that make us who we are as Soldiers and what the American people expect from us,” he said. “We are held to a higher standard Chandler also answered questions posed by Camp Buehring Soldiers about the future of the Army. The sergeant major of the Army answered than most, we are the top 1 percent. It is not enough to Soldiers’ questions directly and demonstrated the CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait — Sgt. Maj. of the be competent. We must have character, and we must Army leadership’s respect for their enlisted Soldiers’Army Raymond F. Chandler III spoke to Soldiers about be committed to our nation and to this profession.” concerns, said Sgt. Harold Hoover, Company C, 1stmany of the challenges the Army currently faces during Chandler also emphasized Army leadership’s Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Armoreda visit to Camp Buehring, Kuwait, March 25. goal of eliminating suicide and sexual assault Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. The Army’s senior enlisted leader, tasked with throughout the force, and the individual Soldier’s role “He gave us a better perspective on what is goingthe training and welfare of the force, spoke about in the prevention of both. on throughout the Army,” Hoover said. “He cleared upthe troops’ commitment and the standards by which “The standard is to eliminate sexual assault,” he a lot of my Soldiers’ questions right off the bat beforethey should be living. said. “We had fewer assaults last year than the year they even asked and spent a lot of time answering “There are a lot of things I want to talk about, but before, but any sexual assault is too many. Preventing others’ questions as well.”the first thing I want to say is ‘thank you,’” Chandler it starts with the little things. Stop letting inappropriate Spc. William Grimaldo, Company B, 4th Brigadesaid. “You are out here in the desert; you are away jokes slide in the workplace; even careless words Support Battalion, 1st ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., said thefrom your Families and loved ones. I understand that can lead to sexual assault. visit showed the importance Chandler places onis tough; but we are grateful for your service and your “The Warrior Ethos teaches us to never leave a enlisted Soldiers.commitment to the nation.” fallen comrade,” he continued. “Yet the suicide rate “He let us know that the military is doing (its) Chandler encouraged Soldiers to remain resilient continues to climb. We are all responsible for the best to help us out, to get the things we need,”and ready to confront challenges facing troops in welfare of our brothers and sisters in arms. We must Grimaldo said. “I really appreciate him taking thetoday’s Army. look out for each other.” time to speak with us and answer our questions.”
  6. 6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — April 5, 2013 Special Forces scale frozen peaks By Lt. Col. Steve Osterholzer 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Officer Members of the Fort Carson-based Special Forces Advanced Mountaineering Photos by Spc. Timothy Clegg Operations School recently conducted winter training that few Soldiers everA Special Forces Soldier leads a climb up a route during a mountain operations experience: ice climbing, an ascent of Longs Peak, snowmobiles and downhillexercise in Rocky Mountain National Park. skiing were all experiences unique to the unit’s Master Mountaineering Course. For five weeks, the 11 students — all graduates of the Senior Mountaineering Course conducted here in the fall — learned critical skills unique to conducting movement in a winter mountain environment. Temperatures dipping to 10 below zero gave new meaning to “Extreme Cold Weather Training.” Several of the students, mostly from various Special Forces Groups around the country, were from the South. The course was designed to be a “train the trainer” type of instruction, as the students now will take their newly-acquired skills back to their Special Forces units and government agencies. Special Forces Soldiers must be adept at a wide variety of infiltration/movement techniques, to include operating in a mountainous winter environment. “The biggest challenge for most of the students was the altitude change,” said a cadre noncommissioned officer. “At times, it just turned them into zombies.” The training concentrated on three primary areas: mountain mobility operations, high alpine movement techniques and extreme cold weather operations. Much of the training focused on the challenges of simply getting from point A to point B amidst 14,000-feet mountains buried under several feet of snow. Downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobile movements and ice climbing were all in a day’s work for these “Mountain Warriors.” Rope movements, avalanche rescue and snow shelter construction were other areas they trained on. “An ascent of a 14,000 (foot) mountain is challenging under any conditions,” said one of the Special Forces cadre. “Scaling Longs Peak in winter really tested the students’ skill and determination in these extreme conditions.” Training was conducted at Breckenridge Ski Resort, the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park and national forest land near Gunnison. Several 4th Infantry Division Soldiers were able to participate in the training as the cadre honed its instruction techniques in downhill skiing as a handful of the division Soldiers served as students on the slopes of Breckenridge during trainup in late February. The learning curve was steep. “For one of the students, it was his first time on skis,” said a cadre member. “Within just a few days he had to go from essentially being a beginner on the bunny hill to descending black diamond runs, skinning up the mountain and pulling a sled full of gear.” The students had to utilize all their newly-acquired skills in a culmination exercise, where they planned and executed a night raid. “Special Forces Soldiers are unique warriors,” said a cadre NCO. “The harsh weather conditions, high altitudes and extreme terrain pushed them to their limits. They now Master Mountaineering Course students scale an icy waterfall at Rocky Mountain National Park as will take these hard-won skills back to their unit and serve fellow Soldiers belay from below. as subject-matter experts in the demanding mission of mountaineering operations.”
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  8. 8. 8 MOUNTAINEER — April 5, 2013Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationThe Directorate of Public Works Recycle Program DFAC Friday Saturday-Sunday Monday-Thursday staff — is marking all outside, military unit or Stack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. contractor, recycling dumpsters and roll offs Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. containing the wrong recyclable commodity or Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. trash with a red sign and the containers will not be Wolf Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. picked up for emptying until the problem is 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. corrected. The signs state “Red tagged container Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. is not acceptable until content meets Fort Carson recycling requirements.” Segregating waste Warfighter Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. manually through the recycle staff is time consuming (Wilderness Road Complex) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and costly. Units needing assistance with waste Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed recycling can call 526-5898. LaRochelle Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.German Armed Forces Military Proficiency Badge 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — training and testing is conducted monthly. Events Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed include swimming, marksmanship, track and field events (100-meter dash, shot put, long jump or high Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts Center. jump and 3,000-meter run or 1,000-meter swim) for service needs or to report complaints. Sign-in for Soldiers heading overseas is at 7 a.m. and a 12-kilometer road march. Upon completion • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan and the briefing starts at 7:30 a.m. Sign-in for of all required events, Soldiers are awarded a Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey. personnel being reassigned stateside is at 1 p.m., badge in gold, silver or bronze level — determined with the briefing starting at 1:30 p.m. Soldiers are by results of the marksmanship and road march. • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — required to bring Department of the Army Form This is a foreign military award authorized to be Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email 5118, signed by their physician and battalion worn on the Class-A or Army Service Uniform. commander, and a pen to complete forms. Call Soldiers should submit packets through their chain • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary 526-4730/4583 for more information. of command to Sgt. Michael Phillips at 524-4944 Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ Army ROTC Green-to-Gold briefings — are held or email For Use this number to obtain self-help the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon more information contact Chief Warrant Officer 4 tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. at the education center, building 1117, room 120. David Douglas at 720-250-1221 or email • Base operations contracting officer Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information.Finance travel processing — All inbound and or email for questions outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it on snow removal, grounds maintenance and Hours of Operation Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family contractor response to service orders. Central Issue Facility member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. 524-0786 or email to 7:30-10:30 a.m. Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. request latrines, for service or to report damaged • Initial and partial issues — Monday-Recycle incentive program — The Directorate of or overturned latrines. Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Public Works has an incentive program to • Signs — Call Jim Diorio, Fort Carson • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- prevent recyclable waste from going to the landfill. Support Services, at 896-0797 or 524-2924 or Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards email to request a facility, • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson parking or regulatory traffic sign. Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building 526-3321. participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call 1430, room 233. During duty hours, Soldiers • Unit issues and turn ins — require 526-5898 for more information about the program. should call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number approval, call 526-5512/6477.First Sergeants’ Barracks Program 2020 — is for after hours, holidays and weekends is 526-0051. Education Center hours of operation — The located in building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. Mountain Post Training and Education Center, The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Briefings building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: Monday-Friday. The office assists Soldiers with 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held • Counselor Support Center — Monday- room assignments and terminations. For more Tuesdays in building 1430, room 150, from Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 information call 526-9707. noon to 1 p.m. Soldiers must be private-sergeant a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Sergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson first class with a minimum General Technical • Army Learning Center — Monday- Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third Score of 105; be a U.S. citizen; score 240 or Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday of each month at the Family Connection higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test; and • Defense Activity for Nontraditional Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC pass a Ranger physical. Call 524-2691 or visit Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — is open to all active members and those interested Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. in becoming future SAMC members. The club Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building was originally a U.S. Forces Command organization is held April 16-18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. of elite noncommissioned officers but is now an Veterans’ Chapel. Class is limited to the first 50 Medical Activity Correspondence Department Armywide program for those who meet the criteria people. Call 526-5613/5614 for details. office hours — The Correspondence (Release and have proven themselves to be outstanding Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to of Infor mation) Office in the Patient NCOs through a board/leadership process. noon the second and third Wednesday of each Administration Division hours are Monday- Contact SAMC president Sgt. 1st Class Dawna month at the Freedom Performing Arts Center, Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Brown at 526-3983 for information. building 1129 at the corner of Specker Avenue and closed Thursday and federal holidays. CallDirectorate of Public Works services — DPW is and Ellis Street. The Retirement Services Office 526-7322 or 526-7284 for details. responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort recommends spouses accompany Soldiers to the Work Management Branch — The DPW Work Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance briefing. Call 526-2840 for more information. Management Branch, responsible for processing of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held work orders — Facilities Engineering Work cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone the first and third Wednesday of each month. Requests, DA Form 4283 — is open for processing numbers and points of contact for services: Briefing sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier work orders and other in-person support from • Facility repair/service orders — Fort Readiness Building, building 1042, room 244, 7-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Afternoon Carson Support Services service order desk can be on a first-come, first-served basis. Soldiers must customer support is by appointment only, call reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergen- be within 120 days of their expiration term of 526-2900. The Work Management Branch is cies or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, service, but must attend no later than 30 days located in building 1219. damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. prior to their ETS or start of transition leave. Claims Office hours — are Monday-Friday from 9 • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric Call 526-2240/8458 for more information. a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., located on the first floor Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency of building 6222, 1633 Mekong Street. Shipment when needing trash containers, trash Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in under Full Replacement Value claimants must is overflowing or emergency service is required. building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from submit Department of Defense Form 1840R or After • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA Delivery Form 1851 for additionally discovered processes to include turning in excess property, items to the carrier within 75 days online. Claimants reutilizing government property, web-based tools must log into Defense Personal Property System atBOSS meetings are held the first available, special handling of property and environ- and submit the claim withinand third Thursday of each month mental needs. To schedule an orientation, contact nine months directly to the carrier to receive fullfrom 2-3:30 p.m. at The Foxhole. Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo.borrerorivera@ replacement value for missing or destroyed items. AllContact Cpl. Rachael Robertson at for receiving/turn in; Mike Welsh at other claims should be submitted to the Claims524-2677 or visit the BOSS office in room 106 of The for reutilization/web tools; or Office within two years of the date of delivery or dateHub for more information. Text “follow CarsonBOSS” Rufus Guillory at of incident. Call the Fort Carson Claims Office atto 40404 to receive updates and event information. Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays in 526-1355 for more information.
  9. 9. April 5, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 9Civil affairs supports Jordanian special forces By Andrea Sutherland Special Forces Group, based in Watkins, assessments of the populations and Mountaineer staff a town east of Denver. “The Jordanian gathering atmospherics — what government, with limited resources, the population’s perceived needs In times of crisis and natural needs a strong international team are versus their actual needs.disasters, civil affairs Soldiers excel. effort so they are not overwhelmed “These classes are on theThey’ve helped organize disaster relief by the Syrian refugee crisis.” fundamentals in the event thatefforts; they’ve helped governments Members of the 19th SFG the civilian capacity is overwhelmedunderstand the needs of the people; partnered with Jordanian special forces and military presence is required,”and they’ve helped plan and execute as part of the National Guard State said the 19th SFG major. “This isthe building of refugee camps. Partnership Program, a Department of their first time in the U.S. They From March 24-29, six representa- Defense program that began in 1993 are getting a background on ourtives from the Jordanian special forces and paired each state with various structure and values.”capitalized on this expertise, learning countries as part of a partnership Jordanian representativesfrom the experiences of Soldiers. capacity-building effort. learned best practices for “This is a roundtable of best As part of that partnership, organizing camps, keepingpractices,” said Maj. George Meyer, representatives from the 19th refugees informed and440th Civil Affairs Battalion. “We’re SFG sought the expertise providing a refugee-ledfacilitating the discussion, a doctrine 101, of local civil affairs units, government within thebut we’re learning from them as well.” linking the Jordanians with camps to help address needs. Meyer said that his battalion’s focus members from the 440th Civil “We want to discourageis primarily on Pacific countries, but Affairs Bn. the prison perception, this ismuch of the doctrine is transferable. “The relationship between the their temporary home,” said Capt. As unrest in Syria continues, U.S. and Jordan has been strong since Ivan Nunez, 440th Civil Affairs Bn.,refugees fleeing the war-torn country the 1960s,” said Jordanian Lt. Col. addressing the Jordanians. “Peoplehave made their way to neighboring Mohammad Sabra. “In these should govern themselves, policeJordan. exchanges, we learn how to do things Camps housing refugees exist, themselves and capitalize on the skill Although humanitarian and civilian we may not have expertise in. The U.S. but Jordanian representatives sets already present, such as doctors.”organizations have helped take in tens experience is more than ours. … These expressed fear that those camps are Nunez stressed that the primaryof thousands of refugees, Jordanian kinds of meetings and exchanges already over capacity. objective in organizing refugee campsmilitary officials are preparing to take strengthen our relationship.” “One of the camps was built for is to minimize civilian interferencecontrol, if needed. 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  10. 10. 10 MOUNTAINEER — April 5, 2013Masterschampiontrainstrainers Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Henry W. Marris III practice various exercises as Ramos walked around and provided on-the-spot instruction, helping to Sgt. Tonya Monroe, second from right, and Sgt. Arielle Gates, both with Company A, 64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, ensure they were doing the exercises correctly. Division, listen as Don Ramos, left, a 79-year-old 4th Infantry Division “Now that we are getting into more technical power lifting champion, provides instruction on lifts, having someone with that much experience Monroe’s technique. A 79-year old weightlifter who holds multiple helping us out, teaching us these technical lifts, itnational and world records shared some of his was priceless,” said Sgt. Frankie Lodolce, mechanic,knowledge with noncommissioned officers from 64th Company B, 64th BSB, 3rd BCT. “We are going to Soldiers in their respective units when performing theBrigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat have that experience to teach our Soldiers the right exercises that make up the TAP fitness regimen. Itteam, 4th Infantry Division, March 22 at Garcia thing to do.” also helps the strength and conditioning coaches atPhysical Fitness Center. The NCOs attend the training in order to assist the fitness center who sometimes have to watch more Don Ramos was invited to teach a than 100 Soldiers perform the exercises.train-the-trainer class as part of 3rd Chase Beideck, the strength and conditioningBCT’s Tactical Athlete Program, which specialist assigned to 3rd BCT, said Ramos’is normally taught by the strength and vast knowledge of the sport of weightlifting wasconditioning coaches who work at the beneficial to him just as much as it was to thefitness center. NCOs attending the training. According to the USA Masters “I have been lifting weights for about 14 years,”Weightlifting website, Ramos holds 16 said Beideck, “but it’s not until you come across goodU.S. records and 15 world records. coaches that you can really pick up on the subtletiesAdding to the feat, his records are in of the various lifts. It’s great to have someone withmultiple age and weight categories. that kind of knowledge to come in and teach the lifts.” “I wanted to help the Soldiers betterunderstand how to do what it is they aredoing,” Ramos said. “I think if you Chase Beideck, strength and conditioning specialist,don’t understand the biomechanics of Garcia Physical Fitness Center, demonstrateswhat you are doing, you can ruin your proper lifting technique to noncommissionedlifting and risk injury.” officers from 64th Brigade Support Battalion, After listening to Ramos discuss 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division,the fundamentals of weightlifting, the March 22 as Don Ramos, left, weightliftingNCOs had the opportunity to champion, talks through the form of the lift. Always accepting new patients, and now caring for CONTACTS GLASSES Active Duty Personnel. 25% MILITARY Smile! DISCOUNT on all goods and services* Voted #1 Eye Care in Colorado Springs The Independent & The Gazette Fort Carson Families choose award winning dental care and Broadmoor Dental is here to serve! 4430 N. Nevada Ave. Southwest Corner of Garden of the Gods & Nevada 4319 Integrity Center Point 1813 North Circle Drive NW Corner of Powers & Barnes Circle & Constitution 1130 Lake Plaza Drive Lake Ave & Lake Plaza (next to Culvers) 719-576-5566 635-2020 634-2020 632-2020 578-2020 WE ACCEPT METLIFE INSURANCE/PREFERRED PROVIDER
  11. 11. April 5, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 11Courts-MartialPfc. Sergio Uribe, Company F, 1st to reduction to staff sergeant and during a March 22 The following are the results of cases tried on Fort Carson from March 12-28. Inf. Div., was convicted, by a military Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, three months confinement. general court-martial. judge, consistent with his pleas, of 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, Sgt. Paul H. Sasse, Headquarters and He was sentenced to one specification of absence from 4th Infantry Division, was convicted, Headquarters Detachment, Group reduction to private, forfeiture of all his unit, Article 86; five specifications by a military judge alone, consistent Support Battalion, 10th Special pay and allowances and a bad of wrongful use of a controlled with his pleas, of attempted posses- Forces Group (Airborne), was conduct discharge. substance, Article 112a; and six sion of child pornography, indecent convicted, by a military judge Pvt. Jesse D. Minick, Company D, 1st specifications of wrongful distribution acts and possession of child alone, consistent with his pleas, of Bn., 67th Armor Reg., 2nd BCT, 4th of a controlled substance, Article pornography during a March 12 one specif ication of resisting Inf. Div., was convicted, by a military 112a, during a March 26 general general court-martial. He was apprehension, Article 95; three judge alone, consistent with his pleas, court-martial. He was sentenced to sentenced to reduction to private, specifications of assault, Article of seven specifications of failure to forfeiture of all pay and allowances, 32 forfeiture of all pay and allowances, 128; one specification of disorderly report, Article 86; one specification months confinement and a bad 20 months confinement and a bad conduct, Article 134; and two of violating a general regulation, conduct discharge. conduct discharge. specifications of communicating a Article 92; three specifications of Pfc. Dustin Dellinger, Company B,Sgt. 1st Class Cameo D. Meyers, threat, Article 134, during a March wrongful drug use, Article 112a; and 204th BSB, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div., Headquarters and Headquarters 21 special court-martial. He was one specification of communicating was convicted, by a military judge Company, 704th Brigade Support sentenced to reduction to private a threat, Article 134, during a March alone, consistent with his pleas, of Battalion, 4th BCT, was convicted, and 11 months confinement. 25 general court-martial. He was one specification of absence without by a military judge alone, consistent Spc. Justin R. Colby, Company C, sentenced to forfeiture of all pay and leave, Article 86, during a March 28 with her pleas, of two specifications 704th BSB, 4th BCT, 4th Inf. Div., allowances, eight months confinement general court-martial. He was of wrongful use of drugs, Article was convicted, by a military judge, and a bad conduct discharge. sentenced to reduction to private, 112a, during a March 15 special consistent with his pleas, of two Pvt. Michael C. McFadden, Company A, eight months confinement and a bad court-martial. She was sentenced violations of Article 85, desertion, 1st Bn., 8th Inf. Reg., 3rd BCT, 4th conduct discharge.Support Sudanese refugees in Kenya. and a voice helped quell that fear. He Jordanians appreciated the knowledgefrom Page 9 “Every night, the elected repre- also encouraged the Jordanians to 440th Civil Affairs Soldiers shared. sentatives within the camp met to help keep refugees engaged. “As a military, we would like “They are not enemy prisoners of discuss the issues,” he said. “It “You have to keep people busy,” for us to be open to knowingwar,” he said. “They are refugees.” was proficient.” he said. “People who are bored and understanding (the refugees’) Sgt. 1st Class Mark Kostoulakos, Kostoulakos said that while abuses find trouble.” needs,” he said. “We want to be open440th Civil Affairs Bn., shared his of power could arise, making sure Sabra, who served as the interpreter minded. … We want a chance toexperience organizing Somali and each demographic had a representative throughout the training, said the improve our abilities.” Experience a Warmer and More Personal Approach to Your Cosmetic Surgical Needs Dr. Raskin specializes in FREE COSMETIC CONSULTATION Douglas J. Raskin, M.D., D.M.D Harvard, Stanford and Baylor Trained Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery MEMBER Active Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS, INC. 578-9988 559 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 209 email: Conveniently located Downtown Colorado Springs MILITARY DISCOUNTS