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  1. 1. Vol. 71, No. 16 April 26, 2013Pages 22-23 Page 17 Pages 10-11Message board INSIDEINSIDEDon’t drinkand driveSoldiers can receive a freeride home Thursday-Sundayfrom 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.Call Designated Driver ofColorado Springs at719-650-3450 and note“the ride is on theMcDivitt Law Firm.”Photo by Sgt. Beth RaneySgt. AndrewMahoney shakeshands with Maj.Gen. Paul J.LaCamera,commandinggeneral of the 4thInfantry Divisionand Fort Carson,after receiving theSilver Star Medalduring a ceremonyat the 4th Brigadeheadquarters,Monday. Mahoneyreceived the SilverStar Medal for hisvalorous actionsAug. 8, whenhe effectivelyprevented a suicidebomber fromentering anAmerican patrol,and saved thelives of 24 people.Sgt.MahoneyreceivesSilverStarMedalBy Maj. Christopher Thomas4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team PublicAffairs Officer, 4th Infantry DivisionSgt. Andrew Mahoney received the nation’s thirdhighest award for valor in combat for his actionswhile serving in Afghanistan, during a ceremonyMonday at the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team,4th Infantry Division, headquarters.Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, commandinggeneral, 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson, presented theSilver Star Medal to Mahoney, in front of severalhundred members of the “Mountain Warrior”Brigade, his Family and Gold StarFamily members.Lt. Col. Neal Doherty,commander, 4th Special TroopsBattalion, 4th IBCT, 4th Inf.Div., described Mahoney as ahumble Soldier and leader.“If you asked him about thatday, he will tell you he was justdoing his job,” said Doherty.Mahoney distinguished him-self Aug. 8, when two suicidebombers approached Col. JamesMingus, then 4th BCT commander,and other members of the com-mand group as they moved on foot from a coalitionbase to the Kunar Provincial Governor’s Compoundfor a security meeting. Mahoney and PersonalSecurity Detachment Commander Capt. FlorentGroberg, identified a suspicious individual with anabnormal bulge protruding from his clothing movingtoward the patrol.Taking immediate and spontaneous action, fullybelieving the individual to be targeting Mingus with asuicide vest, Mahoney and Groberg charged theindividual to prevent him from entering the patrol.They threw the attacker to the ground where he thendetonated his suicide vest, wounding Mahoney andGroberg. Mahoney and Groberg’sactions greatly disrupted the attack,preventing an even greater loss oflife, according to the citation.A second suicide bombertargeted the patrol in the aftermath ofthe first attack, detonating his vest,killing and wounding severalmembers of the patrol. In spite of hisown injuries, Mahoney maintainedfocus on securing the brigade com-mander and other survivors.Killed in the blast were 4th BCTCommand Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin;Maj. Thomas Kennedy; brigadefire support officer; Maj. Walter Gray, brigade airliaison officer; and Ragaei Abdelfattah, U.S. Agencyfor International Development representative. Severalother members of the brigade’s leadership wereseriously wounded along with senior StateDepartment representative Jeff Lodinsky.LaCamera praised Mahoney’s valor and courage.“He’s selfless, humble, courageous and willing togive his life for the mission and his fellow Soldiers,”LaCamera said. “Your actions represent the valor andspirit and the leadership of our NCO corps.“The backbone of our great Army; it is not theweapons or equipment, but the men and women likeSgt. Mahoney, that make the U.S. military thegreatest in the world,” he said.After the ceremony, Mahoney, a communicationsnoncommissioned officer, thanked those in attendance,and honored those who could not be there.“Definitely honored, it’s a bittersweet day,” hesaid. “I wish I could go back and play the whole dayover again, but it is definitely an honor to standbefore all these people and receive this award.”Mahoney’s heroic actions protected the 24other Soldiers in the patrol, but to him, he was justdoing his job.His wife Melanie Mahoney sees it differently.“I’m just so happy. He’s my hero,” she said. “Evenif he doesn’t think so, every day, (he’s) my hero.”“If you askedhim about thatday, he will tellyou he was justdoing his job.”— Lt. Col. Neal Doherty
  2. 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — April 26, 2013This commercial enterprise newspaper isan authorized publication for members of theDepartment of Defense. Contents of theMountaineer are not necessarily the officialview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government orthe Department of the Army. Printed circulationis 12,000 copies.The editorial content of theMountaineer is the responsibility of the PublicAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119,Tel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address Mountaineer is posted on theInternet at Mountaineer is an unofficialpublication authorized by AR 360-1. TheMountaineer is printed by Colorado SpringsMilitary Newspaper Group, a private firm inno way connected with the Department of theArmy, under exclusive written contract withFort Carson. It is published 49 times per year.The appearance of advertising in thispublication, including inserts or supplements,does not constitute endorsement by theDepartment of the Army or Colorado SpringsMilitary Newspaper Group, of the products orservices advertised. The printer reserves theright to reject advertisements.Everything advertised in this publicationshall be made available for purchase, use orpatronage without regard to race, color, religion,sex, national origin, age, marital status, physicalhandicap, political affiliation or any othernonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron.If a violation or rejection of this equalopportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed,the printer shall refuse to print advertisingfrom that source until the violation is corrected.For display advertising call 634-5905.All correspondence or queries regardingadvertising and subscriptions should be directedto Colorado Springs Military NewspaperGroup, 31 E. Platte Avenue, Suite 300,Colorado Springs, CO 80903, phone 634-5905.The Mountaineer’s editorial content isedited, prepared and provided by the PublicAffairs Office, building 1430, room 265, FortCarson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144.Releases from outside sources are soindicated. The deadline for submissions to theMountaineer is close of business the weekbefore the next issue is published. TheMountaineer staff reserves the right to editsubmissions for newspaper style, clarity andtypographical errors.Policies and statements reflected in thenews and editorial columns represent viewsof the individual writers and under nocircumstances are to be considered those ofthe Department of the Army.Reproduction of editorial material isauthorized. Please credit accordingly.MOUNTAINEERCommanding General:Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCameraGarrison Commander:Col. David L. GrossoFort Carson Public Affairs Officer:Dee McNuttChief, Print and Web Communications:Rick EmertEditor: Devin FisherStaff writer: Andrea SutherlandHappenings: Nel LampeSports writer: Walt JohnsonLayout/graphics: Jeanne MazerallClassified advertising329-5236Display advertising634-5905Mountaineer editor526-4144Post information526-5811Post weather hotline526-0096Interactive Customer Evaluation AmbassadorsCommended for Exceptional Service — are selectedfrom personnel who exemplify the spirit of keepingFort Carson the “Best Home Town in the Army” withsuperior customer service to our Soldiers, Familymembers, civilian employees and retirees.The ICE system is available for customers to rate service theyreceive by highlighting superior service or making suggestions toimprove services. It can be accessed at; through kiosks at ArmyCommunity Service, the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center, DEERSOffice, the Soldier Family Assistance Center or Balfour Beatty’s JoelHefley Community Center; or by depositing an ICE card at one of themany boxes located around post.Mountaineer staffCrisscrossing Fort Carson in thepost shuttle, Spc. Devin MatthewSexton proved to be a courteous,professional and efficient driver.“I enjoyed it. I felt like I was ableto give back to the single Soldiers.For many, that’s their only modeof transportation,” said Sexton, atanker with 1st Battalion, 66th ArmorRegiment, 1st Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 4th Infantry Division.Throughout his 15 weeks as ashuttle driver, Sexton earned numerouscompliments from riders whocommended him for his enthusiasmand effort to make each ride enjoyable.“I like meeting new peopleand learning about them,” he said.“One day I picked up a guy fromIraq. He was an interpreter and nowhe’s a Soldier. … I like learningabout other Soldiers.”Sexton said he operated the shuttleevery other day, including weekendsand holidays. Shifts ranged from sevento 11 hours, depending on the day. Onhis days off, he trained and preparedfor an upcoming deployment.“On our days off we were doingpre-deployment (Soldier ReadinessProcessing),” he said. “We had togo in and do online courses, packingand preparation.”Despite the heavy workload,Sexton remained upbeat, listeningto country music and Christian rockstations as he drove the streets ofthe Mountain Post.“I was listening to the Christianstation and picked up a guy. Hestarted talking to me and he said thatthe music helped him decide to attendchurch and he asked to be droppedoff at the chapel,” said Sexton. “Thatopened my eyes that there was morehappening out there than me driving.”Other ICE ACES for Marchinclude:• Classroom B of the CheyenneMountain Child Development Center• Jose Lechuga, Military PersonnelDivision, Directorate ofHuman ResourcesIt takes leadership to stopsexual harassment, assaultBy Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCameraCommanding general, 4th InfantryDivision and Fort CarsonSexual assault and harassment hasbeen a problem within the military. It isstill an issue within our ranks at JointTask Force Carson.One might say “we have left ourfallen comrades behind.”It must be eliminated.Former Secretary of Defense LeonPanetta estimated 19,000 sexual assaultsoccurred within the military in 2011.From 2010-2012, statistics show 158founded sex related offenses occurred atFort Carson, with approximately 50 founded offensesoccurring each year.This is unacceptable.Every Soldier, noncommissioned officer and officerknows this is unacceptable.It is time for this to change. And in order to change,Fort Carson leaders and Soldiers must hold themselves andeach other to a high standard.Leadership and enforcement are key to stopping thisbehavior. Sexual harassment and assault diminishes andundermines our combat readiness, our commitment to theWarrior Ethos and our roles as protectors of this nation. Ourleaders and our Soldiers must take ownership of this problem.To eliminate sexual assault and harassment, we need toinvoke a cultural change. That change begins with leaders.No more will we tolerate the off-color humor, thesexually-suggestive verbiage and the degrading treatmenttoward our fellow men and women in uniform. The key toeliminating this behavior is not tolerating it, and therefore,our leaders must enforce the standards. Sexual harassmentand assault are splinters within our ranks.The building of cohesive, highlytrained teams at the lowest level is requiredto fulfill our obligation of winning ournation’s wars. Our success is relianton trust where Soldiers depend on theperson to the left and the right toaccomplish the mission.Incidents of harassment and assaultdestroy that cohesiveness. It destroysunits and organizations.More importantly, it destroys Soldiers.Our leaders at the lowest levels mustenforce standards of conduct. Our squad,platoon, and company-level leadershipneed to be vigilant of these indicatorsand must enforce the Army standards.In addition to upholding these standards, leadershipmust also create a trusting environment, so if a Soldierexperiences harassment or assault, he or she feelsconfident in reporting the incident.And confident their leadership will act.Oftentimes, victims do not feel confident in reportingincidents of harassment and assault for fear of beingblamed or that the accused is “protected.”Strong leadership results in trust.Victims must trust their chain of command to act;otherwise they will not report these incidents and thecycle of harassment and assault continues.Eradicating sexual assault requires that leaders beengaged at the lowest level. There is no gray area.We will continue to educate but what is needednow more than ever is enforcement of the standard;enforcement of our Army values; enforcement of treatingall with dignity and respect; and accountability.We must make the hunters the hunted.I challenge all of you to live the Soldier’s Creedand never leave a fallen comrade behind.LaCameraSexton
  3. 3. 3April 26, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERCG, CSM visit deployed troopsStory and photo by Spc. Andrew Ingram1st Armored Brigade Combat Team PublicAffairs Office, 4th Infantry DivisionCAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait — The com-manding general and senior enlisted leader of 4thInfantry Division and Fort Carson visited Soldiers of1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div., atCamp Buehring, Kuwait, April 17.The visit marked Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera’s firstinteraction with the “Raider” Brigade’s deployed troopssince taking command of the “Ivy” Division in March.“All I can promise you is good leadership,”LaCamera said, sharing his command philosophywith troops assembled for the re-enlistment of morethan 50 Soldiers. “The road ahead may be difficult,and I can’t promise you will have all the amenitiesof home, but you deserve good leadership.You requireit, and I promise you will have it.”LaCamera administered the Oath of Enlistmentto the re-enlisting Soldiers, affirming their continuedservice to the nation.Command Sgt. Maj.Brian Stall encouraged theSoldiers to remain resilientthroughout the deployment,and commended the re-enlisting Soldiers for theircontinued commitment tothe Army.“I want you to know howtruly proud we are of all ofyou, for the sacrifices youare making out here,” saidStall. “Few have the courageto choose this profession,and to continue serving is atestament to your character.”Listening to the divisionleaders’ words highlightedthe importance of thebrigade’s mission for manySoldiers, said Spc. RickyMcKnight, Company A, 4thBrigade Support Battalion,1st ABCT.Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera,commanding general, 4th InfantryDivision and Fort Carson, administersthe oath of enlistment to 1stArmored Brigade Combat Team,4th Inf. Div., troops during a ceremonyat Camp Buehring, Kuwait, April 17.See Visit on Page 4
  4. 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — April 26, 2013DPW sets heating to cooling season transition scheduleBy Bruce GronczniakOperations and MaintenanceDivision, Directorate ofPublic WorksThe Directorate of Public Worksoperations and maintenance contractor,Fort Carson Support Services, beginsthe seasonal transition from heating tocooling in installation facilities May 1.The process, which includes turningoff heating and turning on coolingsystems for the summer, takesapproximately four weeks, but due tolimited funding and manpower itcould take up to 60 days. The transitionis prioritized, based on the type offacility to maximize comfort forbuilding occupants. DPW and FCSSrequest customer patience as thetransition takes place.The following is a tentativeschedule, subject to change as weatherdictates, for shutting down andisolating heating systems. During thisperiod, buildings’ cooling systems willalso be turned on for the upcomingcooling season.May 1-22: All child care facilities,Soldier barracks, community servicefacilities (chapels, theater, SpecialEvents Center, legal, etc.), operationaldining facilities and post and divisionheadquarters buildings.May 23-June 30: All remainingbuildings, facilities and industrial areas.During cooling season, the temper-ature for comfort cooling is set inaccordance with the 4th InfantryDivision’s fiscal 2013 EnergyEfficiency Measures policy.The policy requires that areas withthermostat-controlled air conditioningare not cooled to a temperature lowerthan 74 degrees. DPW maintainsappropriate cooling temperatures forthose facility systems controlled by theEnergy Management Control System.Air conditioners should not beturned on when the outside temperatureis below 72 degrees, and must beturned off at close of business eachday, unless the facility is occupiedor has sensitive equipment needingcooling, such as computer main-frames and servers.If cooling is needed lower than thepolicy temperature ranges outlined, anexception must be requested throughDPW. For more information, callthe DPW at 526-9241.After seasonal transition, coolingsystems that do not appear to beoperating properly in a facility shouldbe reported to FCSS at 526-5345 torequest a service order for repairs.“It is very important for us to see our leadership,”McKnight said. “By coming to see us at CampBuehring, they reminded us why we are here andwhat we are accomplishing. It was very motivatingto see them.”After the re-enlistment, the 4th Inf. Div. leadershad lunch with brigade company commanders andfirst sergeants, met with the brigade’s senior staffto discuss their command philosophy and highlightthe importance of sharing resiliency lessons withRaider Soldiers.LaCamera then visited the Camp BuehringTraining Village, where he observed Soldiershoning their warrior skills.“It was a little nerve-wracking, but the extrapressure made all of us perform a little bit better,”said Spc. Marcus Yancey, transportation specialist,Company A, 4th BSB, after completing combatlifesaver course training lanes.LaCamera and Stall visited the Raider Soldiersfollowing a weeklong trip to Afghanistan.from Page 3VisitWWW.FACEBOOK.COM/4THIDWWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/THE4IDWWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/THE4IDWWW.TWITTER.COM/@4THINFDIVWWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/THE4ID
  5. 5. 5April 26, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERASAPreachesSoldiersthroughcomedyStory and photos byStaff Sgt. Wallace Bonner4th Infantry Division Public Affairs“Alcohol and drug prevention briefs are tough;how do you make that topic interesting and keepeveryone’s attention?”Bernie McGrenahan’s answer to his ownquestion is “entertainment,” which he broughtto 734 members of the Fort Carson communitythrough two, one-hour shows at the McMahonAuditorium, April 18, sponsored by the ArmySubstance Abuse Program.“I figure that if I can get (the audience)laughing, if you’ll let me bring you some comedy andmaybe entertain you, then maybe you’ll trustme and let me tell my story,” said McGrenahan.“It’s all fact. It’s true, and it’s from the heart.”The comedian’s comfortable stage presence,ability to connect and easy humor kept the audiencein a constant chuckle for the entertainment portion,the first half of the show. McGrenahan’s seamlesstransition into the alcohol and drug abuse portion,coupled with his storytelling ability, made thealcohol abuse part of the show.“It was amazing, it was a lot better thanPowerPoint,” said Pvt. Zachary Grieger, Company D,1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st ArmoredBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.“I didn’t quit laughing the whole time, except forwhen (he was) talking about his brother.”McGrenahan used both his own personalexperience of alcohol abuse, from a teenageruntil he was 24; and his brother’s drinking, which ledto his suicide, to reach Soldiers about thedangers of alcohol.The comedian’s sharing of the intimate detailsof his life in regard to alcohol addiction wasappreciated by the Soldiers.“I liked that he put some real-life testimonywith it,” said Staff Sgt. Walter Johnson, Company D,1st Bn., 66th Armor Reg. “The personal testimonylets Soldiers know they can beat (alcohol).“Being able to laugh at the same time (aslearning) has been a great benefit,” said Johnson.“This put a beautiful spin on a tough subject.”McGrenahan went longer than scheduled, whichhe said was due to the powerful connection he hadwith the audience, and that he wanted to make surethe message really came across to the Soldiers.“I know alcohol like a book, and I know aboutSoldiers,” McGrenahan said. “I know what it is tohave a couple drinks and have a good time, but I alsoknow what it is like to drink too much andhave it affect my life, and every area of my life; myfinances, my relationships and my job.“I just want to help Soldiers identify that ‘yes,I do have it under control,’ or possibly ‘I’ve beenunder stress and drinking too much, and thisperson helped me realize it. I’m going to go speak tomy resources and get on track.’”McGrenahan said the best part of doing theASAP show is connecting with the audience,and the emails he receives from people that seehis performances.He shared one he had received after a show:“‘Hey man, I just left your show, and honestly,you have me thinking about myself. Your story hit memore than anyone else’s has, ever. I’ve used ASAPbefore, when I first came back from deployment. Ithelped me not go all-out stupid drunk, but I stillcontinue to drink.’”The sender also asked for advice on how he couldcontrol his drinking.McGrenahan said when he receives an emailthat states, “‘You made me realize that maybeI have a problem,’ or ‘You made me realize thatI don’t want to go down that path, you helped meopen my eyes,’ that’s the payoff right there.”Susanne Watts, ASAP prevention coordinator,was pleased with how McGrenahan was received.“I think it went well,” said Watts. “I don’t thinkpeople minded that it went long; I didn’t see peopledoing the cell phone checks or checking theirwatches. I think they were engaged. We’ve tried scaretactics before; they don’t work so well.”Watts said ASAP tries to bring in somethingdifferent with each big campaign. The next one willbe Summer Sense, which will focus on all the outsideevents that typically include the use of alcohol.Comedian Bernie McGrenahan entertains Fort Carsoncommunity members during an Army Substance AbuseProgram show at McMahon Auditorium, April 18. McGrenahanperformed a comedy routine prior to engaging the audiencewith his own experiences with alcohol addiction.“I figure that if I can get (the audience)laughing, if you’ll let me bring yousome comedy and maybe entertainyou, then maybe you’ll trust me andlet me tell my story. It’s all fact. It’strue, and it’s from the heart.”— Bernie McGrenahanFor more information on ASAP, visit
  6. 6. MOUNTAINEER — April 26, 2013MiscellaneousInteractive Metronome study feedback wanted —from Soldiers who participated in the Defense andVeterans Brain Injury Center study held at FortCarson from January-July 2012. Contact Nick Etten,Interactive Metronome senior adviser, at 512-992-7567 or incentive program — The Directorate ofPublic Works has an incentive program toprevent recyclable waste from going to the landfill.Participating battalions can earn monetary rewardsfor turning recyclable materials in to the Fort CarsonRecycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned forthe pounds of recyclable goods turned in and everyparticipating battalion receives money quarterly. Call526-5898 for more information about the program.Finance travel processing — All inbound andoutbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do itYourself ” Moves, servicemember and Familymember travel, travel advance pay and travel payinquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231.Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information.First Sergeants’Barracks Program 2020 — is locatedin building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hoursof operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Theoffice assists Soldiers with room assignments andterminations. For more information call 526-9707.Sergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort CarsonSergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the thirdTuesday of each month at the Family ConnectionCenter from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMCis open to all active members and those interestedin becoming future SAMC members. The club wasoriginally a U.S. Forces Command organization ofelite noncommissioned officers but is now anArmywide program for those who meet the criteriaand have proven themselves to be outstandingNCOs through a board/leadership process. ContactSAMC president Sgt. 1st Class Dawna Brown at526-3983 for information.Directorate of Public Works services — DPW isresponsible for a wide variety of services on FortCarson. Services range from repair and maintenanceof facilities to equipping units with a sweeper andcleaning motor pools. Listed below are phonenumbers and points of contact for services:• Facility repair/service orders — FortCarson Support Services service order desk can bereached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergen-cies or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage,damaged traffic signs or other facility damage.• Refuse/trash and recycling — Call EricBailey at 719-491-0218 or email when needing trash containers, trashis overflowing or emergency service is required.• Facility custodial services — Call BryanDorcey at 526-6670 or email for service needs or to report complaints.• Elevator maintenance — Call BryanDorcey at 526-6670 or email• Motor pool sludge removal/disposal —Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or• Repair and utility/self-help — Call GaryGrant at 526-5844 or email Use this number to obtain self-helptools and equipment or a motorized sweeper.• Base operations contracting officerrepresentative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262or email for questionson snow removal, grounds maintenance andcontractor response to service orders.• Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at524-0786 or email torequest latrines, for service or to report damagedor overturned latrines.• Signs — Call Jim Diorio, Fort CarsonSupport Services, at 896-0797 or 524-2924 oremail to request a facility,parking or regulatory traffic sign.The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — isable to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building1430, room 233. During duty hours, Soldiersshould call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone numberfor after hours, holidays and weekends is 526-0051.Briefings75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held Tuesdaysin building 1430, room 150, from noon to 1 p.m.Soldiers must be private-sergeant first class with aminimum General Technical Score of 105; be a U.S.citizen; score 240 or higher on the Army PhysicalFitness Test; and pass a Ranger physical. Call 524-2691 or visit Notification/Assistance Officer training —is held May 21-23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at VeteransChapel. Class is limited to the first 50 people. Call526-5613/5614 for details.Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. tonoon the second and third Wednesday of eachmonth at the Freedom Performing Arts Center,building 1129 at the corner of Specker Avenueand Ellis Street. The Retirement Services Officerecommends spouses accompany Soldiers to thebriefing. Call 526-2840 for more information.ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are heldthe first and third Wednesday of each month.Briefing sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the SoldierReadiness Building, building 1042, room 244,on a first-come, first-served basis. Soldiers mustbe within 120 days of their expiration term ofservice, but must attend no later than 30 daysprior to their ETS or start of transition leave.Call 526-2240/8458 for more information.Disposition Services — Defense Logistics AgencyDisposition Services Colorado Springs, located inbuilding 381, conducts orientations Fridays from12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLAprocesses to include turning in excess property,reutilizing government property, web-based toolsavailable, special handling of property and environ-mental needs. To schedule an orientation, contactArnaldo Borrerorivera at for receiving/turn in; Mike Welsh for reutilization/web tools; orRufus Guillory at briefings — are held Tuesdays inbuilding 1129, Freedom Performing Arts Center.Sign-in for Soldiers heading overseas is at 7 a.m.and the briefing starts at 7:30 a.m. Sign-in forpersonnel being reassigned stateside is at 1 p.m.,with the briefing starting at 1:30 p.m. Soldiers arerequired to bring Department of the Army Form5118, signed by their physician and battalioncommander, and a pen to complete forms. Call526-4730/4583 for details.Army ROTC Green-to-Gold briefings — are heldthe first and third Tuesday of each month at noonat the education center, building 1117, room 120.Call University of Colorado-Colorado SpringsArmy ROTC at 262-3475 for more information.Hours of OperationCentral Issue Facility• In-processing — Monday-Thursday from7:30-10:30 a.m.• Initial and partial issues — Monday-Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m.• Cash sales/report of survey — Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.• Direct exchange and partial turn ins —Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m.• Full turn ins — by appointment only; call526-3321.• Unit issues and turn ins — requireapproval, call 526-5512/6477.Education Center hours of operation — TheMountain Post Training and Education Center,building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows:• Counselor Support Center — Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11a.m. to 4:30 p.m.• Army Learning Center — Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.• Defense Activity for NontraditionalEducation Support andArmy PersonnelTesting —Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m.Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Medical Activity Correspondence Departmentoffice hours — The Correspondence (Release ofInformation) Office in the Patient AdministrationDivision hours are Monday-Wednesday and Friday7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed Thursday and fed-eral holidays. Call 526-7322 or 526-7284 for details.Work Management Branch — The DPW WorkManagement Branch, responsible for processingwork orders — Facilities Engineering WorkRequests, DA Form 4283 — is open for processingwork orders and other in-person support from 7-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Afternoon customer sup-port is by appointment only, call 526-2900.The WorkManagement Branch is located in building 1219.Claims Office hours — are Monday-Friday from 9a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., located on the first floorof building 6222, 1633 Mekong Street. Shipmentunder Full Replacement Value claimants mustsubmit Department of Defense Form 1840R or AfterDelivery Form 1851 for additionally discovereditems to the carrier within 75 days online. Claimantsmust log into Defense Personal Property System at and submit the claim withinnine months directly to the carrier to receive fullreplacement value for missing or destroyed items.All other claims should be submitted to the ClaimsOffice within two years of the date of delivery ordate of incident. Call the Fort Carson ClaimsOffice at 526-1355 for more information.Legal services — provided at the Soldier ReadinessProcessing site are for Soldiers undergoing theSRP process. The SRP Legal Office will onlyprovide powers of attorney or notary services toSoldiers processing through the SRP. Retirees,Family members and Soldiers not in the SRPprocess can receive legal assistance and powers ofattorney at the main legal office located at 1633Mekong St., building 6222, next to the FamilyReadiness Center. Legal assistance preparespowers of attorney and performs notary serviceson a walk-in basis from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 8:30a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays.The Directorate of Public Works Recycle Programstaff — is marking all outside, military unit orcontractor, recycling dumpsters and roll offscontaining the wrong recyclable commodity ortrash with a red sign and the containers will not bepicked up for emptying until the problem iscorrected. The signs state “Red tagged containeris not acceptable until content meets Fort Carsonrecycling requirements.” Segregating wastemanually through the recycle staff is time consumingand costly. Units needing assistance with wasterecycling can call 526-5898.Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationDFAC Friday-Sunday (DONSA/weekend) Monday-ThursdayStack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.Wolf Closed Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.Warfighter(Wilderness RoadComplex)Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: ClosedLaRochelle10th SFG(A)Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: ClosedSpecial Forces briefings areheld Wednesdays from noonto 1 p.m.Special Operations Forcesbriefings are heldWednesdays from 1-2 p.m.Briefings are held in building 1430, room 123. Call524-1461 or visit
  7. 7. 7April 26, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER“Demand Soars For Knee Arthritis Treatment FDAApproved, Covered By Most Insurance Even Medicare”Osteo Relief Institute offers effective, technologically enhanced arthritis treatment…prepares for overwhelming demand as news of its results spread across the El Paso County area...El Paso County – Arthritis sufferers can’t get itfast enough and doctors offering it can’t keep upwith the demand.“Results are truly impressive and patients arethrilled,” says the staff at Osteo Relief Institute ForSpine, Joint And Neuropathy Pain located at 1465Kelly Johnson Blvd. Suite 100.They are referring to their innovative arthritistreatment program featuring Hyalgan at The OsteoRelief Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado.They’ve found that the response has been a littleoverwhelming. Once patients found out there is anFDA approved, Doctor administered arthritis treat-ment that actually works – without the side effectsof toxic pain pills or risks of replacement surgery -What Is This TreatmentAnd How Does It Work?If you are suffering with knee (or other joint)arthritis and pain, you are not alone. Degenera-tive joint disease or “arthritis” affects 21 millionAmeri- cans and typically involves the weightbearing joints – like your knees. According to theAmerican College of Rheumatology, nearly 70%of people over the age of 70 have x-ray evidence ofthe disease (and the ranks much younger victimsof-cantly).The worst thing is: Arthritis can be devastat-ing. The pain can keep you up at night and makegetting out of bed and moving around a dauntingtask. The pain and stiffnesscan drain all the happinessand joy right out of a per-son’s life.And up until now, treat-ment options have been lim-ited, not that good... or thatappealing to most patients.The basic protocol hasbeen a steady diet of toxicpain pills until your jointscompletely wear out andthen it’s time to surgicallyreplace the knee joint.But Now Things Have ChangedOsteoarthritis is a joint disease that mostlyaffects the cartilage. Cartilage is the tissue thatcovers the ends on bones in a joint. When healthy,cartilage allows bones to glide smoothly over oneanother and acts as a shock absorber.Your “normal” knee also contains a smalllubricates the joint – much like oil lubricates theengine of your car.In osteoarthritis, the cartilage breaks downlubricating properties and “dries up.” This is likerunning your car with very old or no oil at all. Nowas you attempt to use your knee(s), there is notenough lubrication which causes bones to grindtogether resulting in pain, swelling, stiffness andthe joint continues to wear out. This is a viciouscycle and can lead to bone-on-bone rubbing andexcruciating pain.problem. They simply mask the pain so you do notfeel the pain as your joints continue to deteriorate.The eventual repercussions of this are obvious.Hyalgan Is Very DifferentAnd here is why: It contains hyaluronate, one ofHyalgan is precisely introduced directly into yourknee joint in a series of 3-5 treatments (depend-ing on severity) over a 4 to 6 week period. Thisinstantly cushions the joint, reduces friction andallows greater motion with less pain or no pain atall in some cases.Hyalgan treatment not only lubricates the joint,but it acts as a shock absorber helping reduceHere’s something very important to consider:Even though Hyalgan IS a natural substance and isNOT considered a drug, it is NOT something youcan get at your local health food store. It is scien-companies, FDA approved and can ONLY adminis-What’s Results Can You Expect?Pharmaceuticals and their FDA clearance research,“A course of Hyalgan treatment– will relieve painin a majority of patients for 6 months without the-tory drug (NSAID) therapy. In many patients, theeffect of Hyalgan is likely to last even longer than6 months.”And the best part is: Since Hyalgan is a naturalsubstance; it can be used over and over withoutrisk. If it works for you, you may be able to lookforward to years with less pain.Who Should Consider Hyalgan Therapy, WhereCan You Get It And When Should You Start?You should certainly consider Hyalgan therapyif you have been diagnosed with knee arthritisor told you need a knee replacement. If you havenot been diagnosed with arthritis but have eitherclimbing stairs or loss of motion in the knee – youshould consider a screening to determine what thecause of your problem may be. If you have any ofthose issues mentioned, there isa very good chance you alreadyhave - or are starting to get arthri-tis.Very Important –Do Not Wait Here’s Why...Studies indicate that if thearthritis is caught soon enough,the cushioning effect of the ofthe treatments, may help slowthe progression and help manyavoid joint replacement surgeryall together. In other words, thesooner you start – the sooner youmay see results.Does the procedure hurt? A local anesthetic isgiven and the procedure is virtually painless. Mostpatients say it feels like nothing more than a slight“pinching” sensation... that’s it.Why Treatments At Osteo Relief InstituteAre So Extremely PreciseOur doctors are particularly well trained instate-of-the-art digital motion imaging which al-lows them to see inside the joint and get the naturalcushioning Hyalgan medicine exactly where itneeds to go. This makes sure treatments have thebest possibility for maximum success. This is veryimportant because studies clearly indicate that doc-tors doing these types of proce-dures - without digital imaging- can miss the joint space up to30% of the time.How To Check Out ThisBreakthrough Treatment AndSee It Is Right For You-For FREEAll the doctors at OsteoRelief Institute are extremelyexcited about the response andresults with this wonderful treat-ment and would like to share itwith as many arthritis sufferersas possible.But There Is A Problem...Even though Hyalgan can helpmany patients, it is not a wonder cure. It does nothelp everyone.For that reason, every potential patient shouldhave a free knee screening. You will only be ac-cepted if we feel you are most likely to get the painrelief and outcome you are looking for.That’s why Osteo Relief Institute would like toinvite you to come in for a knee arthritis screeningat no cost to see if you actually are a candidate fora comprehensive evaluation and Hyalgan treat-ments.All you have to do is call 719-344-2165 afterreading this and when the scheduling specialist an-swers the phone, tell her you would like your free“Conquer Knee Pain And Arthritis Screening.” Shewill know exactly what you are talking about andDuring this time you can get all of your ques-tions answered in a warm, friendly environmentspecialized rehab program is right for you.But if you would like to do this, you should callsoon. The demand for this procedure at the of-doctors cannot possibly screen everyone and wealways makes sure to give every single patient thepersonal attention they deserve, we must limit thenumber of free screenings to just 20.But... just imagine how it would feel to have-agine going to bed and being able to sleep throughthe entire night –and waking up refreshed andenergized... ready to take on the brand new day...without the arthritis pain that’s been terrorizing youand ruining your life.-ment to manage the pain caused by your kneearthritis. Well, you may not have to just “imagine”any more... because Hyalgan treatments and ourspecialized therapy regimen could be the answeryou’ve been looking for.Hyalgan can help, simply give Vanessa a call at719-344-2165 right now. Why wait one more dayin pain when you may not have to? Call now beforesomeone else gets your freespot.One More ThingIt’s Important...Ever since offering thisthat reason, if when you call,the lines are busy or you getvoice mail... just keep callingback. The possibility of livingpain-free is well worth the effortit may take to get through to Os-teo Relief Institute and scheduleyour free screening.And don’t forget: Hyalgantreatments are covered by mostinsu- rances and medicare. To schedule your freescreening call 719-344-2165 now.Read This If You Have Already HadTreatment Without Good Results…Even if you’ve failed with Synvisc,Supartz, or other arthritis programsor had “blind” injection procedures,good results may still be possiblewhen using Hyalgan and thecomputerized digital imaging systememployed at Osteo Relief Institute andour P.A.C.E Rehab Program (we donot utilize Synvisc because it iscross linked with formaldehyde andother chemicals…)Here’s How To Get AFree Screening AtOsteo Relief InstituteSimply call 719-344-2165when Vanessa answers the phonetell her you want your Free“Conquer Knee Pain Screening”.Discover if Hyalgan can ease oreliminate your knee arthritispain like it has already donefor so many others.Osteo Relief Institute1465 Kelly Johnson Blvd. Suite 100Colorado Springs, Colorado719-344-2165PAID ADVERTISEMENT
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  9. 9. 9April 26, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERPhoto by Sgt. Eric GlasseyLt. Col. David Moga, left, commander, 1st Battalion, 25th AviationRegiment, 25th Infantry Division, and 1st Sgt. Jon Trawick, seniorenlisted leader, uncase their new unit colors during a reflaggingceremony at Waller Physical Fitness Center, April 16. Formerly the1st Bn., 2nd Avn. Reg., 2nd Inf. Div., the unit recently returned froma deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation EnduringFreedom 12-13. The unit was restationed at Fort Carson in March2009 from Camp Eagle, in Wonju, Korea.Unit reflaggingExpert Infantryman Badge56 earn honorStory and photo bySpc. Nelson Robles4th Infantry Brigade Combat TeamPublic Affairs Office, 4th Infantry DivisionNearly 500 Soldiers demonstratedbasic and advanced soldiering techniquesduring the Expert Infantrymen Badgequalification, April 15-19.Initially, 498 candidates from the4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4thInfantry Division, began the EIBqualification, which is awarded basedon an individual’s physical fitness anddemonstrated ability to perform manyskills, such as weapons and equipmentuse, maintenance and basic first aid.“We’ve been training up since January,just going through the basic tasks,” saidPfc. Kristopher Bramlett, Company A, 1stBattalion, 12th Infantry Regiment. “Thereis an EIB handbook that you go over at nightso you can dream of (receiving) the EIB.”Prior to actual testing, Soldiers mustcomplete the Army Physical Fitness Testand qualify with their issued weapon.After meeting the APFT and weaponqualification standards for the EIB, theremaining tasks are broken into threetraining lanes that test a Soldier’s abilitiesin different scenarios, said Master Sgt.Mark Eckstrom, Headquarters andHeadquarters Company, 2nd Bn., 12thInf. Reg. The traffic control point, urbanoperations and patrol lane each allow forno more than two errors before failure,and once a lane has been failed, the Soldieris eliminated from the qualification.Those who made it to the final day ofqualification faced the final task of complet-ing a 12-mile ruck march through the tanktrails of Fort Carson in less than three hours.“It takes a lot of motivation,time and dedication,” said Pfc. IsaiahFerrer, Company A, 1st Bn., 12th Inf.Reg., the first junior enlisted Soldierto complete the ruck march. “Ijust wanted to prove somethingto myself, that I know I can dosomething like this in the future.”Only 56 Soldiers conquered thechallenge, as they stood in formationwith their backs straight and chestsout while they received their badgesfrom their battalion commandersand noncommissioned officers.Spc. Austin Roberts, Headquarters andHeadquarters Company, 2nd Battalion,12th Infantry Regiment, 4th InfantryBrigade Combat Team, 4th InfantryDivision, disassembles a weaponduring the Expert Infantryman Badgequalification lanes on Fort Carson,April 17. Of the 498 candidates whobegan EIB qualification April 15,Roberts was one of the 56 to receivethe badge April 19.
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Passion — it drives our students to take risks,think big and build brighter futures. Let Pikes Peak Community Collegehelp you discover your passion.passion. feel it.Trainers gainmental toughnessStory and photos by Andrea SutherlandMountaineer staffSgt. John Henry Rocklein hunched over the table,steadying his hands.“Breathe, man. Breathe,” said one of his teammates,anxiously watching, but unable to help.Rocklein, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4thInfantry Division, set the needle and thread down, balling hishands into fists to try and maintain control. He’d just performed30 pushups and was now attempting to push a piece of threadthrough the eye of a needle.Focused, Rocklein gingerly threaded the needle, holding itup for the observer to see.“You’re good,” said the observer and performanceexpert for the Comprehensive Soldier and Family FitnessTraining Center.Rocklein dropped the needle and ran with his teammates tothe next obstacle.Across the field, more teams of Soldiers performedphysical and mental tasks as part of the culminating obstaclecourse for the weeklong Comprehensive Soldier and FamilyFitness Leader Development Course, April 15-19.“We know there are changes when we increase energy,” saidSteve DeWiggins, lead performance expert. “Decision making ismore difficult, cognitive capacity is reduced and focus narrows.”Knowing this, DeWiggins said the instructors for thetraining center developed tactics to help Soldiers maintaincontrol in stressful situations.For 40 hours, Soldiers from various units learned energymanagement, effective goal setting, confidence building andattention control.“We’re concerned with the holistic Soldier,” said NickBartley, performance expert. “We’re helping them be mentallyand emotionally strong.”An Armywide endeavor, the Comprehensive Soldier andFamily Fitness program’s goal is to help Soldiers train, practiceand refine their psychological strength.At Fort Carson, contractors with degrees in sportspsychology implemented the first Leader DevelopmentSoldiers attempt to complete wooden puzzles during an obstacle course April 19 as part of theculminating event of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness leader development course.Soldiers were challenged with physical and mental obstacles to complete.Course for Soldiers, noncommissioned officers and officersfrom numerous units.“We’re hoping they spread what they learn here onto otherSoldiers in their units,” Bartley said.The week began with an initial obstacle course to testSoldiers’ abilities, then moved to the classroom for physicaland cognitive lessons in applied performance. At the end ofthe week, Soldiers completed a different obstacle course totest the skills they learned.Soldiers completed 12 tasks that required physical and mentalcomponents, including transferring heavy items from one end ofthe field to the other while staying within a narrow boundary,listening to audio with three layers of information and answeringquestions based on what was heard and completing two puzzleswith large wooden blocks within a six-minute time limit.Staff Sgt. Dustin Kerrins, 2nd Battalion, 12th InfantryRegiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div.,said he was determined to complete the wooden puzzle, whichthwarted him earlier in the week.“I don’t like it when puzzles beat me,” he said, laughing.Kerrins’ team didn’t complete the task during the firstobstacle course and he said he copied down the patterns,working them over in his head throughout the week.Although he wasn’t able to physically move and completethe puzzles during the second obstacle course, he successfullydirected his teammate.“As a team, we worked better the second time,”said Staff Sgt. James Reigle, Company B, WarriorTransition Battalion. “We refocused and discussedthe tasks. … We learned from a collective brain.We were faster and more efficient.”Other Soldiers agreed, saying throughout theweek they learned their teammates’ strengths andweaknesses and how best to motivate them. Theysaid learning how to bounce back from frustratingcircumstances by remaining flexible and positiveallowed them to meet goals.“The whole course tested our mental endurance,”Kerrins said. “We knocked 11 minutes off our timeand finished first. It took a lot of teamwork.”Sgt. John Henry Rocklein, 2nd ArmoredBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division,threads a needle during the final obstaclecourse for the Comprehensive Soldier andFamily Fitness leader development course,April 19. Rocklein, along with Soldiers,noncommissioned officers and officers,completed the weeklong course.Sgt. Robert Blackaby, left, carriesheavy objects while navigating aladder, April 19, as teammatesencourage him and provide tips.
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  12. 12. Editor’s note:This is the second of four features highlighting Fort Carsonparticipants in the 2013 Warrior Games held May 11-16, at theU.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springsand the U.S. Air Force Academy.13April 26, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERExperience a Warmer andMore Personal Approach toYour Cosmetic Surgical NeedsMEMBERAMERICAN SOCIETY OFPLASTIC SURGEONS, INC.MILITARY DISCOUNTSConveniently located Downtown Colorado SpringsFREE COSMETIC CONSULTATIONDr. Raskin specializes inDouglasJ.Raskin,M.D.,D.M.DHarvard,StanfordandBaylorTrainedBoardCertifiedbytheAmericanBoardofPlasticSurgeryActiveMemberAmericanSocietyofPlasticSurgeons578-9988559 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite mddmd@pcisys.netContact Al Chromyachromy@corpuschristicos.org719-632-5092 ext 103www.corpuschristicos.org2410 N Cascade AvePre-school through 8th GradeFinancial Aid AvailableMilitaryAppreciationDiscountFree Applicationand Testing Fee$150 Value2013IowaTestsofBasicSkillsCorpusChrististudentsaverage2gradelevelsabovetheircurrentgradelevel!!!By Cpl. William Smith4th Infantry DivisionPublic Affairs OfficeThrough sheer determination,Sgt. 1st Class Keoki Smythe has setthe standard for what it takes torepresent the Army cycling team atthe Warrior Games.“He is that omega, he is thatdistance machine,” said Master Sgt.Jarrett Jongema, noncommissionedofficer in charge, Warrior Games. “Heis one of those guys, when I bring him tothe (training camps), I use him for theassessment. You have to be able to rideas well as him. People selected to theteam have to be able to ride at his level.”For Smythe, it is not one majoraccident, but a multitude of injuriesthat have led him to be eligible toparticipate in the Warrior Games.“For me it is a little bit different(than for other competitors), because Idon’t have that traumatic injury fromdownrange; my injuries are an accumu-lation of deploying, jumping out ofairplanes, ruck running, and just beingin the Army,” said Smythe, Company B,Warrior Transition Battalion.Smythe said he was introduced tocycling through the WTB, during theRide 2 Recovery, an event that helpswounded warriors get into cycling.“It was more motivation for me,because I am with peers that haveinjuries, and I am able to relate and talkwith them,” Smythe said. “The onesthat really stand out are the doubleamputees that hand cycle, and they arejust hammering it home. I am justtrying to finish the ride, and these guysare like, ‘hurry up, let’s go.’ Now thatI am going through the process of amedical evaluation board and I wantto stay in (the Army); (cycling) is away to show my command and peersthat I am still viable as a Soldier.”The Warrior Games are designed tointroduce injured servicemembers andveterans to Paralympic sports competi-tion, and encourage them to stay physi-cally active when they return to theirlocal communities following the event.Photo by Iain PatersonSgt. 1st Class Keoki Smythe, right, WarriorTransition Unit, Fort Carson, and ArmyveteranMichaelGroverofShelbyTownship,Mich.,practicepassingduringthefinalraceat the 2013 Warrior Games cycling trialsheld at Fort Bliss, Texas, March 4-8.See Games on Page 14‘Neverquit’attitudeleadstoWarriorGames
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  14. 14. 15April 26, 2013 — MOUNTAINEEREditor’s note: The following information isprovided by the Installation Security Division tolet community members know how to identify andreport suspicious activity.Immediately report suspicious activities tolocal law enforcement, even if you think it may benothing. On post, call 526-8286.If you see suspicious behavior, do not confrontthe individuals involved.Take note of the details:Size; jot down the number of people,gender, ages and physical descriptionsActivity; describe exactly what they are doingLocation; provide exact locationUniform; describe what they are wearing,including shoesTime; provide date, time and durationof activityEquipment; describe vehicle, make, color,license plate, camera, guns, etc.Suspicious activity is often recalled after an event.We must train ourselves to be on the lookout for thingsthat are out of the ordinary and arouse suspicions.Keep in mind, those who commit terrorist acts:— Usually live among us without appearingsuspicious while planning and preparing for theirattack. They may be a neighbor, student or friend.— Often they will need training or equipment thatwill arouse suspicion.— Need to conduct surveillance on possible targets andgather information on the planned attack location.All of these things make terrorists vulnerable todetection by those watching for certain characteristics.Learn to recognize the difference between normaland abnormal behavior. It can be a fine line.Stay alert in daily travels and routines andget to know:— Who your neighbors are— What cars are normally in the neighborhood— Who regularly makes deliveries at work and inthe neighborhoodStaying alert is not about becoming paranoid.Staying alert is being aware of one’s surroundings.Be alert to indications of possible trouble, whichmay include:— A local activity that could indicate problems inyour community.— Previous activity or crimes— Controversial issues being debated— Suspicious theftsNote: One of the clues that led to the recentbreak up of a terrorist plot was that several ofthe cell members were spotted celebrating in anapartment complex on the anniversary of 9/11.It is impossible to identify a terrorist byappearance, nationality or language.A terrorist threat can only be identified byobserving or hearing about suspicious activitythat may lead to a criminal act.Identifying suspicious activity is not a difficultscience. Rely on judgment. Suspicion of a threatcan be confirmed with only one incident or itcould take a series of incidents.Suspicions will need to be based on:— Experience— Judgment— Common senseHere is an example of unusual interest in high riskor symbolic targets: While at a high profile location,a person nearby is taking several photos. While that,in itself, is not unusual, you notice that the person isonly taking photos of the location’s surveillancecameras, entrance crash barriers and access controlprocedures. This is not normal for a tourist.Actions that cause a heightened sense ofsuspicion include:— Suspicious or unusual interest— Surveillance suspicious in nature— Inappropriate photographs or videos— Note taking— Drawing of diagrams— Annotating maps— Use of binoculars or night vision devicesUnusual or suspicious activity does not necessarilymean that terrorist activity is happening, butbe aware of the following suspicious behaviors:— Individuals acting secretively and suspiciously— Anyone avoiding eye contact— People departing quickly when seenor approached— Individuals in places they don’t belong— People overdressed for the type of weather— A strong odor coming from a building or vehicle— An overloaded vehicle— Fluid leaking from a vehicle, other than theengine or gas tankMany of the 9/11 terrorists were in the countryillegally and using fraudulent identification.Altering or using false government identificationin any way and for any purpose is against the law.Fraudulent IDs include:— Driver’s license— Social Security cards— Passports— Birth certificates— Green cardsIf you believe someone is using or has alteredgovernment identification, notify law enforcementauthorities. Do not request to see another person’sID when not appropriate; allow law enforcementagencies to do the investigating.Terrorists, when not acting alone, needto meet with their conspirators andoften times work within a cell.Pay attention to visitors andguests that:— Arrive and leave at unusual hours— Try not to be noticed— Act in a suspicious manner— Park an unusual distancefrom the meeting— Have an unusual number of unrelatedpeople living together— Not all people who maintainprivacy are terrorists, but peopleintent on doing illegal acts want tobe left alone.Signs that may raise suspicions:— People only allowed into theirhome with plenty of prior notice— Locks changed often— Certain rooms kept off limits— Tables and pieces of furnitureare covered— Maid service not allowed in a hotel room— Hotel room service always acceptedoutside the door— Deliveries only accepted at the hotelfront desk or outside a closed doorDeliveries are a common methodfor terrorists to carry out their attacks.Be aware of:— Vehicles with hazardousmaterial parked or driving in aninappropriate area— Unusual deliveries of chemicalsor fertilizer— Unattended bags or boxes in apublic access place— Fire extinguishers that may have been movedor tampered with— Unusual or unexpected mailTerrorists need supplies to carry out their attacksand accomplish their goals.Pay attention to unusual purchases, rentals orthefts, to include:— Police, security, public utility, mail carrier orairline uniforms and equipment— Explosives— Weapons— Ammunition— Propane bottles— Toxic chemicals— Vehicles able to contain or haul hazardous materialsAdditional suspicious activity may include:— Someone bragging or talking about plans toharm citizens in violent attacks or who claimsmembership in a terrorist organization thatespouses killing innocent people.— Suspicious packages, luggage or mail that havebeen abandoned in a crowded place such as anoffice building, airport, school or shopping center.— Suspicious letter or package that arrives in yourmailbox. Stay away from the letter or packageand don’t shake, bump or sniff it. If handled,wash hands thoroughly with soap and water.— Someone suspiciously exiting a secured, nonpublicarea near a train or bus depot, airport, tunnel,bridge, government building or tourist attraction.— Any type of activity or circumstance that seemsfrightening or unusual within the normal routinesof the neighborhood, community or workplace.— Someone unfamiliar loitering in a parkinglot, government building or around a schoolor playground.— Anyone asking a lot of questions — especiallyconcerning routes, loads or drop-off times.Suspicious activitiesISD urges community vigilanceSALUTE
  15. 15. 16 MOUNTAINEER — April 26, 2013The ColoradoSprings BusinessJournal canpublish yourlegalnotices.Easy andaffordable.OrdinancesWater RightsPublic Trustee SalesNotices to CreditorsCity Planning AgendaName ChangesSummonsesAdoption NoticesGuardianshipsSheriff’s Salesand moreCall Kathy Bernheim at 329-5204 for more informationSHARP officials to Soldiers:We’re here, we’ll listenBy Andrea SutherlandMountaineer staffEditor’s note: The following recounts truestories of sexual harassment and assault experiencedby three Soldiers — a private first class, a sergeantand a sergeant first class. Their names have beenremoved at their request to protect their privacy.At another Army post, in what feels likeanother life, three male Soldiers raped a femaleprivate first class.She knew her attackers. They all servedin the same company. Two were her noncom-missioned officers.“They were my friends,” she said. “I said‘no,’ and I fought as hard as I could.”After the attack, she didn’t go to the police.She didn’t seek medical help. And she didn’t tellher commanders.“I was a private,” shesaid. “There was no way(my commanders) wouldbelieve a private over aspecialist and two NCOs.”She said her pride tookover and she “soldiered up,”keeping the attack to herself.She became angry. Shedidn’t sleep and she lostweight. She attempted suicide.When she admitted tocounselors that she’d been raped,she said the Army provideda litany of services, none ofwhich she felt would help.“The Army threw all thesepeople at me, all these peoplepushing me to talk,” she said.But she wasn’t ready totalk. She wasn’t ready to relivewhat was arguably the worstday of her life.Then she met the represen-tative for the post’s SexualHarassment/Assault Responseand Prevention program.“The SHARP (representative) was the firstperson that didn’t ask me anything,” she said. “Atfirst I thought she was just another lady trying toget into my head. But she didn’t push. Shewaited. She waited for me to lose it.”The statisticsAccording to an Army study conducted betweenfiscal 2006-2011, more than 8,000 Soldierscommitted sex offenses including 2,683 rape offenses.At Fort Carson, between calendar years 2010-2012, 158 founded sex related offenses occurred.Of those offenses, 111 were sexual assaults.To help prevent and educate the Soldier populationabout harassment and assault, as well as provide anoutlet for victims, the Army created SHARP in 2008.An offshoot of the Army’s Sexual AssaultPrevention and Response and Prevention ofSexual Harassment programs,SHARP trained Soldiersas victim advocates, withrepresentatives at the brigade,battalion and company levels,providing Soldiers a confidantwithin their unit.There are currently 579trained SHARP representativesat Fort Carson with 11 civiliansat Army Community Service,said Sgt. 1st Class AnthonyMaldonado, 4th InfantryDivision SHARP representative.In April, to promote SexualAssault Awareness Month,SHARP endorsed informationbooths and a postwide safetystand down day. It premiered thedocumentary “The InvisibleWar,” bringing attention tothe military’s treatment ofservicemembers who haveexperienced an assault.Each quarter, SHARPrepresentatives provide NationalOrganization Victim Assistancecertifications and trainingfor SHARP mobile training teams.And while the goal is to reduce the numberof assaults, it is equally important to bring attentionto and reduce sexual harassment, Maldonado said.,4th Infantry Division SHARP representative.“We’re emphasizing sexual harassment andnot being a passive bystander,” he said. “Assault isthe end state. It begins with harassment.”Recognizing harassmentFor most of her service, the sergeant firstclass didn’t realize she was being harassed.When she was pregnant with her first child,an officer offered to help her “induce labor.”A first sergeant sent her inappropriate textstelling her how beautiful she was, even though hewas married with a wife and children.“I didn’t realize that most of my career I’vebeen harassed,” said the female sergeant first classand one of the SHARP representatives at FortCarson. “I didn’t know or recognize what washappening to me and that I could report it.”Not recognizing sexual harassment iscommon for both male and female Soldiers,Maldonado said.“It’s systematic across the Army,” he said.When Soldiers are new to a unit, they want tofit in, Maldonado said. In order to fit in, Soldierscompromise their tolerance or values. They letthe crude jokes and off-color humor slide in orderto be accepted.“It’s human nature to want to fit in,” he said.“We bring down our barriers and values to fitin. We may think some things are wrong, but wedon’t say anything.”Maldonado said that while SHARP officialshope to reach a short-term goal directing Soldiersto services, the attitude and behavior regardingsexual harassment and assault must change at theunit level, the individual level.“Leaders must enforce dignity, respect andstandards,” he said. “Is (harassment) somethingwe can change in training? No. It’s up to theindividual (to change).”“Leaders mustenforce dignity,respect andstandards. Is(harassment)something we canchange in training?No. It’s up tothe individual(to change).”— Sgt. 1st Class Anthony MaldonadoSee Sharp on Page 20
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  17. 17. 18 MOUNTAINEER — April 26, 2013Upcoming eventsScouting for Food Drive — Cub Scout Pack 264and Boy Scout Troop 164 host the 2013 Scoutingfor Food Drive Saturday from 8-11 a.m. Alldonations benefit the Care and Share FoodBank for Southern Colorado. Contact JanitaMcGregor at 284-0186 for more information.Stem Rocks — The Science, Technology, Engineeringand Mathematics Festival takes place Saturday atCarson Middle School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Theevent is open to all children in kindergarten througheighth grade. The event features hands on activities.Call 598-9755 for more information.Baby shower — The annual Installation BabyShower takes place May 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 the Fort Carson Special Events Center. Therewill be vendors, organizations and informationalbooths at the event. Heidi Murkoff, the authorof the “What to Expect” series will be availablefor book signings and a question and answersession. Call 526-7486 for more information.Job fair — hosts a job fair May 14at the Elkhorn Conference Center from 10 2 p.m. Open to all servicemembers, veteransand Family members, attendees may pre-registeronline at Call678-819-4153 or visit more information.Spouse Master Resilience Trainer — Fort Carsonis looking for spouses to become certifiedComprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness andMaster Resilience trainers. Applicants must beactive-duty military spouses with at least 12 monthsleft at Fort Carson and have good communicationand public speaking skills. Interviews will beheld Tuesday-Wednesday and training takesplace May 13-23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applicantsmust attend all team meetings and trainings.Applicants should contact their Soldier’scommander for more information on applying.General announcementsArmy Provider Level Satisfaction Survey —Patients may fill out and return the APLSS to helpminimize the impact of budget cuts on medicalcare. Evans Army Community Hospital receivesfunding based on patients seen and customersatisfaction. Positive surveys returned can bring inup to $800. Help keep providers and departmentsand clinics fully functional. Call 526-7256 formore information.New health care system — United Health CareMilitary and Veterans became the prime TRICAREcontractor this month. As with any large scaletransition, there are inevitable challenges to workthrough. If a patient is experiencing any unusualoccurrences or has questions about Primary CareManager changes, network referrals, authorizedproviders, or these type issues, contact theUnited Health Care Military and Veterans callcenter at 877-988-WEST(9378).New EFMP Location — The Exceptional FamilyMember Program at the Evans Army CommunityHospital campus is now located in room 2124of the Woods Soldier Family Care Center. EFMPis open Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to3:30 p.m.; overseas screenings are conductedon Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact EFMP at526-7805 for more informationAdult immunizations — Beginning Monday, adultpatients can visit their Family Medicine Clinics forall immunizations. The Allergy Clinic will no longerprovide adult immunizations. Contact your primarymedical provider or clinic for more informationSeeking volunteers — Cub Scout Pack 264needs volunteers for den leaders and committeemembers. No experience is needed. Trainingwill be provided by Boy Scouts of America staff.There is always a need for new volunteers tofill positions or just help out at various activities.Contact the Committee Chair, Johnathon Jobsonat or the Cub Master,Robert Jepsen, put Scout Volunteer in the subject line.Summer youth program — The American RedCross and Evans Army Community Hospital arelooking for motivated young adults to apply forthe Summer Youth Program, which allows youngadults to volunteer within the hospital and clinicsso they can get exposure to the medical field.Applications will be available through May 8 inthe hospital Red Cross office. Interviews will beheld May 11 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Programparticipants will be selected and notified byMay 17. Participants selected for the programmust be available for mandatory orientationdates that will take place May 28-31 and becurrent with their immunizations. Contact526-7144 for more information.Triple Threat expands — The Southeast FamilyCenter and Armed Services YMCA hosts TripleThreat meetings for Family members of militarypersonnel dealing with post-traumatic stressdisorder. Groups meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursdayevenings at the YMCA located at 2190 Jet WingDrive in Colorado Springs. Contact Larry Palma at559-376-5389 or for details.Medications self-care program suspended — Due tofiscal constraints, Evans Army Community Hospitalis suspending the over-the-counter medicationself-care program. All self-care classes have beencancelled pending further information, and traininginformation will be removed from the EvansPreventive Medicine Web page. Contact PreventiveMedicine at 526-8201 for more information.New post office hours — Retail hours at theFort Carson Post Office changed March 30. Newhours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.Saturday hours remain the same.Operation Mentor — Big Brothers Big Sistersseeks children ages 9-16 from military Familiesto participate in the military mentoring program,which matches children with adult volunteers whoserve as positive role models. Visit for more information.Annual Weingarten notice — In accordance withthe requirements of 5 USC 7114(a)(3), this is toadvise bargaining unit employees that: you areentitled to union representation in meetings heldin connection with an investigation if: 1. Themeeting is conducted by one or more agencyrepresentatives. 2. The agency representatives areconducting an examination in connection with aninvestigation. 3. You are in the bargaining unit. 4.You reasonably believe that the examination mayresult in disciplinary action. 5. You request unionrepresentation. All five conditions must be met.Flu shots — Influenza vaccinations are available atpost clinics and local pharmacies. Soldiers andFamily members older than 6 months may receive avaccination. Visit or call 877-363-1303 option5 for more information. Visit or call 526-6422 for appointment information.New immunization hours — The Allergy/AdultImmunizations Clinic at Evans Army CommunityHospital has new walk-in immunization hours:7:45-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursdayand Friday from 7:45-11:30 a.m. for adultimmunizations only. Allergy shot schedulingremains the same. The clinic will not providevaccinations on training holidays, federal holidaysand during clinic administration time on Fridayafternoons. Call 503-7379 for more information.Inclement weather procedures for Gate 19 —The Directorate of Emergency Services operatesGate 19 Monday-Friday from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.,regardless of inclement weather or roadconditions along Essayons Road, which is anunimproved road. Essayons Road is also usedto access several ranges and training areas, sothe road remains open during all conditions. Inorder to notify the motorists of the actual roadconditions, two “Downrange Road Conditions”status signs are now located along Butts andEssayons roads showing whether road conditionsare green, amber or red. One sign is at theintersection of Butts Road and Airfield Road,facing north, and the other is on EssayonsRoad just inside Gate 19, facing inbound traffic.Clinic name changes — Two of the Family medicineclinics are in the process of changing names. IronHorse Family Medicine Clinic (located on thesecond floor of Evans Army Community Hospital)is changing its name to Warrior Family MedicineClinic. Evans Family Medicine Clinic (located onthe second floor of the Woods Soldier Family CareClinic) is changing its name to Iron Horse FamilyMedicine Clinic. These are only name changes.Beneficiaries will continue to see assigned primarycare manager/team in their regular clinic location.Automated medical referral — A new automatedreminder system is now in place for medicalreferrals. Beneficiaries who are referred to acivilian specialist in the network will receivea phone call from the Colorado Springs MilitaryHealth System. The call will remind patients tomake an appointment. If a patient has already madean appointment, an option will allow him to reportthat information. There is also an option to cancelthe referral. Unless acted upon, these reminderswill recur at 20, 60 and 120 days. Call 524-2637for more information on the automated call system.Thrift shop accepts credit cards — The FortCarson Thrift Shop is now accepting debit andcredit cards. The shop, located in building 305, isopen Tuesday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Contact Gail Olson at 526-5966 or for more information orto learn about volunteer opportunities. Donationsmay be dropped off at the store during normalbusiness hours or at the recycling center locatednear the main exchange.IMCOM recruits — Installation ManagementCommand is recruiting junior and mid-levelemployees to participate in a DevelopmentalAssignment Program. DAP is designed to supportfunctional and leadership training, which is one ofthe essential pillars of the HQ, IMCOM CampaignPlan LOE 3. Eligible applicants are IMCOMappropriated-fund employees (GS7-GS13) andnonappropriated fund employees (NAF-5 and below,in positions comparable to GS7-GS13). The DAPis based on a systematic plan specializing in devel-opmental assignments through various functionalareas for a period of up to 60 days. The programprovides multifunctional training and assignmentsto strengthen the experience of employees andprepare them for broader responsibilities, improveorganizational communication, and develop well-rounded personnel. Applications can be obtained bycontacting your organization’s training coordinatoror the Workforce Development Program.Ambulance service — Fort Carson officials urgecommunity members to contact emergencypersonnel by calling 911 instead of drivingpersonal vehicles to the emergency room. In theevent of a life- or limb-threatening emergency,skilled paramedics and ambulance crew willbe able to administer critical care and aid.Contact the Emergency Department at526-7111 for more information.