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In this weeks edition of the Mountaineer, Secretary of Defense announces fewer furlough days, Sky Sox honor Service Members, Warriors make final preperations for the games.
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  1. 1. Vol. 71, No. 19 May 17, 2013Page 6Page 17 Page 12Message board INSIDEINSIDENames of 12fallen heroes willbe unveiled on theMountain PostWarrior Memorialduring a ceremonyThursday at 10 Kit Carson Parknear Gate 1.DOD employeesBy Nick Simeone and Karen ParrishAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON — After weeks of review,Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concludedbudget cuts will require most of the department’scivilian employees to be furloughed beginning in July,but that because of other efforts to deal with theshortfall, only half of the 22 days originally envisionedas temporary layoffs will now be necessary.During a town hall meeting Tuesday at the MarkCenter in Alexandria, Va., Hagel told DefenseDepartment employees that most will be required totake 11 furlough days beginning July 8, one per week,through the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30.Hagel noted that when he took the oath of officeless than three months ago, post-sequester planscalled for 22 furlough days. Congress allowed thedepartment to shift or reprogram some funds inHagelannouncesfewerfurloughdaysSee Furlough on Page 4Members of a Fort Carson honor guard present the colors as Colorado Springs SkySox players and a youth baseball team from Colorado Springs honor the nation priorto the beginning of Saturday’s Fort Carson Appreciation Night at Security ServiceField. Two Fort Carson Soldiers and a Family member took part in the pregamefestivities throwing out the ceremonial first pitch and singing the national anthem.See Pages 20-21 for story.Honoring America, Fort CarsonPhoto by Walt Johnson
  2. 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — May 17, 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 hotline526-0096Spring bringssevere weatherEditor’s note: The following information was compiledby Scott Rider, Garrison Safety Office, to increaseawareness in the Fort Carson community of possiblespring weather events in Colorado.Thunderstorms are quite prevalent in the easternplains and along the eastern slopes of the mountains duringspring and summer. These storms often become quitesevere, and the frequency of hail damage to crops innortheastern Colorado is quite high.With an average of six or more hail days per year, somecounties of eastern Colorado are among the most hail-proneareas in the country. These storms are accompanied bylightning and are capable of producing heavy rain, strongwinds, hail, flash flooding and even tornadoes. Drythunderstorms, which do not produce rain, can cause wildfires.Lightning has emerged as one of the greatest weatherhazards in Colorado. Each year there are typically severalfatalities and injuries due to lightning strikes. Unliketornadoes, that are most common in selected areas of thestate, lightning can and does occur everywhere. Lightningstrike statistics indicate that the most lightning prone areasof Colorado are the high ground above tree line betweenDenver and Colorado Springs and the Raton Plateau southand southeast of Trinidad near the New Mexico border.30/30 lightning safety ruleIf you see lightning and cannot count to 30 beforehearing the thunder, go inside. Stay indoors for 30 minutesafter hearing the last clap of thunder. Any time youhear thunder, you are in danger. There is no safe placeoutside during a thunderstorm.Outside during a storm and unable to find shelter:~ If hair stands on end — This is an indication thatlightning is about to strike. Squat low to the ground onthe balls of the feet. Place hands over ears and headbetween the knees. Make yourself the smallest targetpossible and minimize contact with the ground. Do notlie flat on the ground — this makes you a larger target.~ In an open area — Go to a low place, such as a ravineor valley, and be alert for flash flooding.~ In a field with level ground — Crouch low with feet onthe ground and close together, and place head betweenknees. Do not lie flat on the ground.~ In or around open water — Get to land and find shelterimmediately.~ In the woods — Seek shelter in a low area under athick growth of short trees. Crouch down away fromtree trunks. Stay away from isolated tall trees.Danger areas:~ Don’t stand under a natural lightning rod, such as a tall,isolated tree in an open area, on a hilltop or in an open field.~ Avoid isolated sheds or other small structures inopen areas.~ Stay away from anything metal, such as motorcycles,golf carts, bicycles, farm equipment, wire fences,clotheslines, metal pipes, rails and downed powerlines. Put down metal framed backpacks.Inside during a storm:~ Avoid showering or bathing as plumbing andbathroom fixtures can conduct electricity.~ Avoid using corded telephones.~ Unplug any electrical appliances and turn off airconditioners to avoid possible power surges.Flash floodingA spring flood may result from the melting of thesnowpack at the higher elevations. In a year of near-normalsnow accumulations in the mountains and normalspring temperatures, river stages become high but thereis no general flooding. In years when snow cover isheavy or when there is widespread lower elevation snowaccumulation and a sudden warming in the spring,there may be extensive flooding.The greatest threat of flooding in Colorado is notsnowmelt — it is flash flooding from localized intensethunderstorms. The most flash-flood prone regions ofColorado are found along the base of the lower foothillseast of the mountains. Several extreme floods, such asthe infamous Big Thompson Canyon flood July 31, 1976,occurred in this vulnerable area. Flash floods occuron the western slopes as well, but with somewhat lowerfrequency and intensity due to a reduced supply oflow level moisture to fuel such storms.Flash flooding is the most common natural hazard inColorado Springs. Flash floods tend to occur from Maythrough September, and are usually caused by thunderstormsthat are out of sight and hearing range of people downstream.These walls of water are fast moving and can easily reachheights of 10-20 feet. Know which streams and waterwaysare nearby and where you are in relation to them.You should never attempt to cross an area that is flooding.It only takes 6 inches of fast moving water to knock youoff your feet. Just 10 inches of moving water can move acar, and 2 feet can float a vehicle. Your best course of actionis to immediately seek higher ground.Lightning facts~ Colorado has approximately 530,000 lightningstrikes per year.~ In 2006 and 2008, Colorado and Florida had the mostlighting deaths in the U.S.~ Over the past 50 years, Colorado has the fourth-highest lightning fatality rate in the U.S.~ In 2009, 14 people, one in Colorado, were killedby lightning.~ Each year, hundreds of people are permanently injured.~ All thunderstorms produce lightning, which oftenstrikes outside the area of heavy rain.~ Lightning may strike as much as 10 miles from athunderstorm.WWW.TWITTER.COM/@4THINFDIVWWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/THE4IDWWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/THE4IDWWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/THE4IDWWW.FACEBOOK.COM/4THID
  3. 3. 3May 17, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERBy Andrea SutherlandMountaineer staffJoey Bautista doesn’t know how he’d function withoutthe men, women and youth in his corps of volunteers.“It’s amazing what they do,” he said. “Volunteersare strengthening this nation. Today is their day.”More than 350 members of the Fort Carson com-munity attended the annual volunteer awards ceremonyMay 8 at the Elkhorn Conference Center. Hundreds ofvolunteers were recognized for their efforts from March2012 through the first quarter of 2013.“I know you don’t need awards or accolades,” saidMaj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, commanding general,4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson. “You give upyour most valuable possession: time. Volunteers arethe lifeblood of this community. I am humbled as Ilook across this room.”LaCamera said more than 4,000 volunteerslogged 148,000 hours, resulting in $2.7 million insavings for the post.“Your dedication and personal sacrifice continuesmaking Fort Carson the best hometown in the Army,”he said.In addition to Volunteer of the Year and YouthVolunteer of theYear, the ColumbineAward of Excellencewas awarded to 135 volunteers logging at least 250 hoursof service to two or more organizations. Twenty-ninevolunteers giving at least 500 hours were recognized withthe Exemplary Volunteer Service Award.Two Soldiers, Sgt. Chad Bone and Staff Sgt. StevenBrandon, both of the 759th Military Police Battalion,received the Military Outstanding Volunteer ServiceMedal. Each Soldier took time off duty to work in thecommunity, Bone as a Boy Scout leader and Brandonas a youth soccer coach.“We are extremely proud,” said Lt. Col. ChristopherHeberer, commander, 759th MP Bn. “Their outstandingdedication and service to their communities demonstratesthe highest amount of personal character and selflessservice. They are helping our children grow to becomefuture leaders of our great nation. Both of our Soldiersare great examples of what being a military policeofficer is all about — a total commitment to alwaysimprove and safeguard our Joint Task Force Carson andour surrounding local communities.”Bautista thanked each volunteer for his serviceand dedication.“I’m very proud of the volunteers,” he said. “Theyare all amazing.”TIPSSustainabilityNet zero water• Water lawns and plantsin the early morning orlate evening when thetemperature is lower. Thiswill prevent evaporation andthus requires less water.• Have leaky faucets andspouts repaired immediately.A small leak that fills acoffee cup in 10 minuteswastes 3,280 gallons ofwater per year.• Water use can be reducedindoors as well as outdoorsby taking shorter showers,washing full loads ofdishes and clothes,repairing leaky faucets,and not using the toiletas a wastebasket.• Insulate water heater andpipes to save energyand water.MaySustainabilityLuncheon honors volunteersHONOREESYouth Volunteer of theYear awards, for atleast 100 hours ofservice, went to:• Leslie Chaffin• Kaylyn Humercky• Anna Knowlton• Mary Studebaker-Reed• David Terrell Jr.Volunteers of theYear awards, for atleast 750 hours ofservice, went to:• Valarie Adams• Katurah Combs• Erin Gates• Martha Reed• Erin Schoenfeldt
  4. 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — May 17, 2013Evans Army Community HospitalSince April 1, UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans assumedmanagement of the TRICARE program for the western region.There are no changes to supported benefits for TRICAREmembers and all existing referrals for covered benefits willbe honored by UMV. Questions about covered benefits orTRICARE coverage should be directed to the TRICAREService Center, or visit the TRICARE website at the transition between TRICARE contractors, somepatients in the Colorado Springs area have experienced delaysin the processing of referrals. Significant efforts and measureshave been put in place to mitigate and correct these challenges.If patients are experiencing trouble with referrals, need astatus of referral or have trouble accessing a network provider,they should review the following options for how best toaccess the system.Patients with referrals issued from April 1 to May 6 shouldgo to the TRICARE Service Center for assistance withauthorization numbers. Patients also can call theUnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans customer call centerat 877-988-WEST(9378) for assistance. Hold times havebeen quite long.Patients with referrals issued after May 6 should receive a callfrom the Patient Access Service line or expect to receive a letter inthe mail within seven days, with instructions on accessing care.Call the PAS at 526- CARE(2273) for assistance.EACHprovidesguidancetosmoothTRICAREtransitionMarch that cut that number to 14. Now, he said, asmaintenance, training, flying hours and shipdeployments are increasingly affected, he had nochoice but to authorize the furloughs.“We kept going back. And finally, we got toa point where I could not responsibly go anydeeper into cutting or jeopardizing our formations,our readiness and training,” he said.In a memo to senior department leaders,Hagel said he had “very reluctantly” concludedthat major budgetary shortfalls triggered by a$37 billion cut in defense spending for fiscal2013 forced a decision he said he deeply regrets,and one that he acknowledged will disruptlives and impact DOD operations.However, he credited congressional passageof a defense appropriation bill in March in part forhelping to reduce the number of days civilianswould be temporarily laid off by half.It may be possible later in the year to “knockthat back” to an even lower number, the secretarysaid, but he emphasized that he could not promisesuch an outcome.“I won’t promise that,” Hagel said. “Youdeserve fair, honest, direct conversation aboutthis, and I’m not going to be cute with you at all.This is where we are. We’ll continue to look at it,(and) we’ll continue to do everything we can.”Hagel said the furloughs will affect everymilitary department and almost every agency,with limited exceptions.“We will except civilians deployed to combatzones and civilians necessary to protect life andproperty,” he wrote in his memo, adding thatothers will be excepted if forcing them to stay offthe job would not free up money for other needs.Employees set to be furloughed will beginreceiving written notification June 5.In March, defense officials had toldcivilian employees to expect as many as 22furlough days during the current fiscal year, partof departmentwide efforts to slash spending inresponse to across-the-board budget cuts knownas sequestration. In the time since, Hagel hasbeen working to avoid or reduce the temporarylayoffs, saying he had sought advice fromdepartment leaders and agencies, both civilianand military, but found no other way to help inclosing the budget gap.In his memo Tuesday, Hagel said if the budgetsituation eases, he would strongly prefer to end thefurloughs early.“That is a decision I will make later in theyear,” he added.from Page 1FurloughPhoto by Erin A. Kirk-CuomoDefenseSecretaryChuckHagelspeakstoDepartmentofDefenseemployees at the Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, afterannouncing civilian furloughs were reduced to 11 days.Photo by Sgt. Jonathon C. ThibaultSgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III talks with Sgts. Terry Makela, left, and Justin Cox,both UH-60 Black Hawk maintainers, Company B, 404th Aviation Support Battalion, 4th CombatAviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, during his visit to Fort Carson Wednesday. Chandlerconducted town halls and met with Soldiers at various locations around post. See next week’sMountaineer for complete coverage.Top enlisted visits
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Mancini1st Battalion, 68th ArmorRegiment, 3rd Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 4th Infantry DivisionROCKY FORD — Nestled in theArkansas River Valley of Colorado, sitsthe town of Rocky Ford, which recentlyuncovered history of a past relationshipwith a Fort Carson unit.The town chose to re-establishties with then 3rd Battalion, now 1stBattalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rdArmored Brigade Combat Team, 4thInfantry Division, by dedicating apark in its honor.As John Lyons, Rocky Ford citymanager, dug through old paperworkin the city hall last summer, he cameacross a military record from 1984which had been sitting in a filingcabinet for more than 25 years.“When I came into the position ascity manager, there was about 10 yearsworth of paper debris,” said Lyons.“So I started cleaning, and I foundthe certificate buried in a drawer.”What Lyons uncovered was adocument awarding Rocky Ford the“Rights, Privileges and Honors as alifetime member of the Army’sFinest Tank Battalion — theThunderbolt Battalion.”The town-battalion sponsorship,however, was short lived as the 3rd Bn.,68th Armor Reg., “Thunderbolts,”relocated from Fort Carson to FortHood, Texas, just two years later in 1986.In the beginning, ThunderboltSoldiers went to Rocky Ford eventsand the citizens visited the Soldiers atFort Carson.Lt. Col. Joseph D. Clark Jr., second fromleft, commander, 1st Battalion, 68th ArmorRegiment, 3rd Armored Brigade CombatTeam, 4th Infantry Division, introducesmore than 50 “Silver Lions” Soldiers toRocky Ford City Manager John Lyons,left, at the Silver Lions Park dedicationceremony May 3. The relationshipbetween the city and the battalionwas renewed after Lyons uncovered anearly 25-year-old document inductingthe citizens as honorary lifetimemembers of the battalion.See Rekindle on Page 7Battalion, town rekindle partnership
  6. 6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — May 17, 2013Warrior Games showcase resilient spiritStory and photos by Sgt. William Smith4th Infantry Division Public Affairs OfficeTwo hundred wounded, ill and injuredservicemembers and veterans converged on FortCarson and the U.S. Air Force Academy for theirfinal tune-up prior to competing in the 2013Warrior Games, held Saturday-Thursday at theU.S. Olympic Training Center and the Academy.Currently serving and retired woundedwarriors — Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen andMarines — worked to perfect their craft inwheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball,swimming, archery, shooting and track andfield, the week leading up to the games.“The training the week before the gameshelps us begin to visualize what we need to doto win,” said Capt. Lacey Hamilton, WarriorTransition Battalion, Walter Reed NationalMilitary Medical Center, Md. “Right nowwe’re focusing on mechanics and rememberingwhat we need to do to be successful. Eachmember of Team Army deserves to be here,because they are the best.”“This is the year that Army is going to win itall,” said Sgt. Chad McDuffee, veteran. “I havefelt that way since the first (training) camp Iwent to. Just getting to know the other athletes;how hard we have worked. How everything hascome together; I don’t think there is a way thatwe won’t win the (Chairman’s) Cup this year.”The Warrior Games showcases the resilientspirit of today’s wounded, ill or injured service-members. After overcoming significant physicaland behavioral injuries, these men and womendemonstrate the power of ability over disabilityand the spirit of competition, according to theU.S. Army Warrior Transition Command website.During the games, 50 competitors from eachof the U.S. military branches and the UnitedKingdom face one another, testing both individualand team skills in events.The members of the team would like peopleto become more aware of the Warrior Games.“Spread the story, so that if people knowsomebody that is wounded, ill or injured; these(Warrior Games) are out there if you are military,”said Sgt. Ryan McIntosh, WTB, Fort SamHouston, Texas. “(It) can get (them) back tobeing active and physical with their lifestyle,so they can (learn) that they can overcomeobstacles they didn’t know they could.”By Maj. Earl Brown4th Infantry Division Public Affairs OfficeSlowly drawing back to anchor his shot,retired Sgt. Lance Thorton took one last breathand delicately zeroed in on the target. With aslight move of his cheek to the trigger, he letloose a carbon fiber arrow. Flying down range atnearly 300 feet per second, the arrow smackedthe target, falling below its mark by mere inches.“We’re sucking today,” Thorton said, laughingand shaking his head in disbelief.Capt. Frank Barroquiero nodded in agreementas the two retrieved their arrows.With his next three arrows,Thorton redeemed himself byscoring three bull’s-eyes.“Now that’s how it’s done, sir,”he said, gleaming.Thorton said he never expectedhe’d be representing the Army andhis country in the 2013 WarriorGames as an archery athlete.Six years ago, his mounted combatpatrol hit an improvised explosivedevice in Baghdad. The explosiveform projectile ripped through hisright arm. Doctors had to amputate.Overcoming the loss of hisright arm below the elbow, Thortoncredited his fellow athletes and theArmy’s Wounded Warrior programwith his transition.“When you’re out, you kind ofmiss the camaraderie, and when youget a chance to come back and bewith the guys, (it’s awesome),” hesaid. “I stayed in touch with myArmy Wounded Warrior counselor,who helped me through the (VeteransAffairs) process and showed me thedoor to the Warrior Games.”Thorton joined seven otherArmy archers at Fort Carson, May 8,for training.Sgt. Alaina Barnes, Warrior Transition Battalion,Fort Knox, Ky., focuses before she begins to workon her backstroke start at swim practice May 7, atthe indoor swimming pool at Fort Carson. Barneswill be competing in swimming and cycling events.Retired Spc. Luis Puertas prepares for the WarriorGames by running the flying 30 during track practiceMay 7, at Carson Middle School on Fort Carson. Puertaswill be competing in swimming and track events.Photo by Sgt. Eric GlasseyCapt. Frank Barroquiero practices his archery in preparation for the Warrior Games at the 10th Special Forces Group(Airborne) indoor range, on Fort Carson, May 9.Athletes refineskills at CarsonArmy archeryshoots for goldSee Archery on Page 7
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Pikes Peak Ave., Suite“We all used to have a lot of funtogether before the unit was transferreddown to Fort Hood,” said Rocky FordCity Mayor Laura Thompson. “Then wekind of lost (the battalion) for a fewyears and, personally, I feel guilty for notbeing able to be there for you guys, andespecially your Families, during the war.”The 68th Armor Reg.returned to Fort Carson in1996, but instead of the 3rdBn. “Thunderbolts,” theunit was re-designated the1st Bn. “Silver Lions,” tomatch the distinctive unitinsignia which has remainedunchanged through the years.Much like the relocatingof the battalion, Lyons fol-lowed a similar path beforereturning home himself.Lyons was born inRocky Ford and spent hischildhood there, beforemoving around and joiningthe Army in 1997. His sixyears in the military includeddeployments to Kosovo andIraq. He developed a desireto return to his roots, whenthe position of city manager opened up.“A regular citizen might not have knownwhat the certificate meant, but after spendingsix years in the military, myself, I knewexactly what we had,” said Lyons. “It tookme a while, but I was able to get a messagethrough to 1st Bn., 68th Armor Reg., and getthe ball rolling last summer.”Around the same time the certificatewas found, two men destroyed a Rocky Fordcommunity park by driving over the areawith their vehicle, before getting it stuck,and then being tackled by a 12-year-old boyas they tried to run away. The citizens ofRocky Ford decided to rebuild the park anddedicate it to the Silver Lions.Lt. Col. Joseph D. Clark Jr., commander,1st Bn., 68th Armor Bn., and Command Sgt.Maj. James C. Walker, senior enlisted leader,1st Bn., 68th Armor Bn., ledmore than 50 Silver LionsSoldiers to Rocky FordMay 3, where the citizensdedicated the park to thebattalion.“I truly appreciate thethoughts. What we do is atough mission; we areexpected to be away fromour Families a lot, we areexpected to go into harm’sway quite frequently,” saidClark. “We recentlyreturned from Afghanistanand I felt comfortableduring the deployment,knowing that the Familieswere well taken care ofbecause of friends like thepeople of Rocky Ford.”Future plans betweenthe Silver Lions and the citizens of RockyFord are in the works as the relationshipbegins anew. The Arkansas Valley Fair opensJune 3, and Lyons has invited the SilverLions Soldiers to attend.“I am really looking forward to takingcare of the Silver Lions, and that’s the bottomline,” said Lyons.from Page 5RekindleSelecting a team to repre-sent the Army proved to bea science and a craft, saidT.J. Pemberton, archery headcoach. Choosing the rightathletes is also a coaching lessontaught to help build teamwork,emotional recovery and friend-ships that will last beyond theclosing ceremonies.“We look for the bestshooters when selecting ourteam, but we also look forpositive attitudes and teamplayers,” said Pemberton. “Wepress our athletes to focus onthe team factor, where they’reable to anticipate each other’sthoughts and actions, butmost of all — have fun.”Nearly 250 athletes com-peted in the Warrior Games,held at the U.S. Air ForceAcademy and the OlympicTraining Center, Saturday-Thursday, including Thortonand his teammates. The gamesbrought together woundedservicemembers from allbranches of service and theUnited Kingdom.“This is something thatmakes us feel like we have amission again, something tocompete for, and that’s worth-while,” said Barroquiero.After being shot in the rightarm in Afghanistan in August2009, doctors told Barroquierothat he would never pull a bowback again. He defied theodds, refusing to have his armamputated, and uses the com-petition as therapy.Sgt. Edward Patton Jr.,another archer, suffered exten-sive injures from a UH-60Black Hawk “hard landing.”He picked up a bow for thefirst time six months ago.“This whole thing got meback on track again and backin the game,” he said. “When Iwas (initially) told I couldn’tstay in the military, it felt likemy life had fallen apart, andarchery helped get me out ofthe barracks and pulled me outof my depression.”Optimistic of his gold medalchances, Patton hopes to takeback what he has learned fromparticipation in the games andshare with his fellow wounded,ill and injured Soldiers back atthe Warrior Transition Battalionin Orlando, Fla.“My goal is to have funevery time I step up to the line, Ilove sending arrows downrange.I am lucky enough to have foundarchery, something to get upfor every day that I enjoy andlove to do,” he said. “Being herehas given me one last ‘Hooah’moment to prove myself. Onelast chance to show I’m good atwhat I do for the Army, and tosay ‘I’m still a Soldier.’”from Page 6Archery“I felt comfortableduring thedeployment,knowing that theFamilies werewell taken care ofbecause of friendslike the peopleof Rocky Ford.”— Lt. Col. Joseph D. Clark
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  10. 10. 11May 17, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER10 MOUNTAINEER — May 17, 2013cross-training and simulated emergencyevents, culminating with a masscasualty exercise May 5.During the training, companyleaders evaluated their Soldiers’competencies and helped them buildupon their basic skills, said Staff Sgt.Robin Done, aid station noncommis-sioned officer in charge, Company C.“We received a lot of new personnelshortly before we deployed, so it isimportant to go through this training”Done said. “Dedicating this week toimproving as medics ensures that we aresetting the standard for the brigade’smedical personnel.”Done said even seasoned medicsbenefited from working in the closequarters of the temporary aid station.“We have a lot of strong points;a lot of good medics with solidfundamentals, but training like thishelps us become a more cohesiveteam,” she said.The Soldiers set up the aid stationwith the intent of treating the maximumamount of patients possible, setting updesignated areas for triage care, and aholding area for Soldiers in need ofmore intensive care.By integrating training amid dailytasks, Company C leadershighlighted the practical appli-cations of their lessons, saidSpc. Andrew Strickland, healthcare specialist, Company C.“I came up as a linemedic in a cavalry battalion,”Strickland said. “Line medicsusually have to work out in theopen or in a field ambulance,performing basic lifesavingtechniques, preserving a casualty’slife long enough to get to anaid station like this. Here, at thesecond level of care, I’ve learneda lot about preventative medicineand lifesaving procedures.”Allen highlighted theimportance of building unitcohesion in addition to rein-forcing basic skills.“As a medical company, weare always so spread out workingon our individual pieces of themission,” Allen said. “Exerciseslike this bring us together andmake us a stronger team.”THURSDAY, MAY 30 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.Doubletree by Hilton 1775 E. Cheyenne Mtn. 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Andrew Ingram1st Armored Brigade CombatTeam Public Affairs Office, 4thInfantry DivisionCAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait— The “Charlie Med” Soldiersjuggled their daily task of caringfor the Soldiers of 1st ArmoredBrigade Combat Team, 4th InfantryDivision, with a Role 2 fieldtraining exercise, where theyadministered medical care from atent, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait,April 27 to May 6.The Company C, 4th BrigadeSupport Battalion, medics facili-tated sick call, provided X-raysand basic dental work, adminis-tered physical therapy, ran amedical lab and offered behavioralhealth services while conductingemergency trauma and masscasualty training from a temporaryaid station comprised of tents.“It’s a challenge to balancetraining with a real-world mission,but I think we are doing a prettygood job of it,” said 1st Lt.Kathleen Allen, treatment platoonleader, Company C, 4th BrigadeSupport Battalion.Preparing the mobile aidstation quickly could be vital duringcombat operations, said Allen.“If we need to treat severetrauma or hold patients until theycan receive more extensive careduring large-scale operations, thisis where we do it,” she said. “Wemay not be posted at the forefront ofa battle, but we must still have theability to pack up, move and set upagain, quickly and competently.”In addition to their daily tasks,the Company C Soldiers enhancedtheir medical knowledge throughSpc. Tiffany Miranda, medicallaboratory specialist, Company C,4th Brigade Support Battalion,1st Armored Brigade CombatTeam, 4th Infantry Division,analyzes a blood sample at thetemporary Role 2 clinic on CampBuehring, Kuwait, May 1.Capt. Jonathan Caso, dentist,Company C, 4th Brigade SupportBattalion, 1st Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 4th Infantry Division,performs a routine checkup onStaff Sgt. Zahit Aceves, powergeneration equipment mechanic,Company B, 4th BSB, at thebattalion’s temporary Role 2 clinicon Camp Buehring, Kuwait, May 1.
  11. 11. ‘Warhorse’assistswithJROTC challengeStory and photos byStaff Sgt. Ruth Pagán2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team PublicAffairs Office, 4th Infantry DivisionJunior ROTC cadets received a taste ofArmylife May 4 during the 3rd Annual RaiderChallenge at Fountain-Fort Carson High School.“I’ve never done anything like this, it’s awe-some; I just really like all the physical activityand teamwork,” said participant Samuel Becker,16, from Gateway High School in Aurora.Becker and more than 40 cadets from areahigh schools joined Soldiers from 2nd ArmoredBrigade CombatTeam, 4th Infantry Division, onthe field for the challenge. Soldiers timed andgraded students on each challenge, but alsoprovided guidance and mentorship for studentsinterested in joining the Army, said retired Sgt.Maj. 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DennisFlickinger, BatteryA, 3rd Battalion,16th Field ArtilleryRegiment, 2ndArmored BrigadeCombat Team, 4thInfantry Division,with his 20-month-old daughter,Emalynne, strappedto his back, and hisdaughter, Kolton,3, perform thewindmill stretchduring physicaltraining in thebattalion area,May 3. The battalionheld a “Bring YourKid to Work Day”event wherechildren were ableto participate inPT and get an upclose look at theequipment theirparents work on.PhotobyStaffSgt.RuthPagánFamily PTSgt. Marcus Jenkins, second from left, Company G, and Staff Sgt. Anthony Vasquez, Headquarters andHeadquarters Company, both with 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade CombatTeam, 4th Infantry Division, grade the two-minute situp event.Sgt. Paul Jackson, Troop C, 1st Battalion, 10th Cavalry Regiment,2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division,ensures Charles Reigies, a 15-year-old from Gateway HighSchool, places two feet in each rung of the ladder during the 3rdAnnual Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Raider Challengeheld May 4 at Fountain-Fort Carson High we did, in as short of a period as we did, without thesupport of the Soldiers,” Maison said.Students trained all year for the Raider Challenge,which consisted of a five-kilometer run, an obstaclecourse, litter carry, pushup and situp tests, and aland-navigation course.“Training for this gives you an experience of whatit might be like in the military,” said participantCharles Reigies, 15, a Gateway High School student.Each event was designed to allow 15-20 minutes ofdown time so that students could interact with Soldiers.“I feel privileged to have Soldiers take time out oftheir day to come out here and help us,” said ArianaEscobar, 15, student at Fountain-Fort Carson HighSchool. “It has been cool to meet the Soldiers; they’vebeen really funny and easy to talk to.”Soldiers said they also enjoyed interacting withthe students.“I always wanted to join JROTC when I was inhigh school, but we didn’t have a program,” said Sgt.Evan Kilgore, cavalry scout, Troop C, 1st Battalion,10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div. “It’scool to be able to come out and actually see what theydo, and encourage the kids.”Spc. Ashlee Judkins, health care specialist,Company C, 204th Brigade Support Battalion, 2ndABCT, 4th Inf. Div., said having Soldiers oversee eachevent allowed students to receive a firsthand look athow the military views attention to detail.“The JROTC program is much different from theactual Army,” she said. “I think it’s great that we couldcome out here and show them what the standards are, andto get them motivated as to what they can be one day.”
  12. 12. MOUNTAINEER — May 17, 2013MiscellaneousSelf-help weed control program — Department ofDefense regulations require training for peopleapplying pesticides on military installations. Unitsinterested in participating in the program must sendSoldiers for training on the proper handling,transportation and application of herbicides. Onceindividuals are properly trained by the Directorate ofPublic Works base operations contractor, Fort CarsonSupport Services, Soldiers can be issued theappropriate products and equipment so units can treatweeds in rocked areas around their unit. Weed controltraining sessions for Soldiers are available the firstand third Monday of the month through Septemberfrom 10 a.m. to noon in building 3711. Products andequipment will be available for Soldiers on a handreceipt. Each unit may send up to five people fortraining. For more information about the DPWSelf-Help Weed Control Program, call 492-0166.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.Recycle 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.Sergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort CarsonSergeantAudie Murphy Club meets the thirdTuesdayof each month at the Family Connection Center from11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC is open to allactive members and those interested in becomingfuture SAMC members. The club was originally aU.S. Forces Command organization of elite noncom-missioned officers but is now an Armywide programfor those who meet the criteria and have proventhemselves to be outstanding NCOs through a board/leadership process. Contact SAMC president Sgt. 1stClass Dawna Brown at 526-3983 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 Tuesday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. atVeterans Chapel. Class is limited to the first 50people. Call 526-5613/5614 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 held thefirst and third Wednesday of each month. Briefingsign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier ReadinessBuilding, building 1042, room 244, on afirst-come, first-served basis. Soldiers must bewithin 120 days of their expiration term of service,but must attend no later than 30 days prior totheir ETS or start of transition leave. Call526-2240/8458 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 andFriday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closedThursday and federal holidays. Call 526-7322 or526-7284 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 from7-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Afternoon customersupport is by appointment only, call 526-2900.The Work Management Branch is located inbuilding 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 the SRPprocess. 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 SRP processcan receive legal assistance and powers of attorney atthe main legal office located at 1633 Mekong St.,building 6222, next to the Family ReadinessCenter. Legal assistance prepares powers of attorneyand performs notary services on a walk-in basisfrom 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays andFridays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays.Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationDFAC Friday Saturday-Sunday Monday-ThursdayStack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: ClosedClosed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.Wolf Breakfast: 6:45-9 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.Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.Warfighter(Wilderness Road Complex)Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: ClosedClosed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: ClosedLaRochelle10th SFG(A)Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: ClosedClosed 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. 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  13. 13. 15May 17, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERLifetime of serviceCampbell retires after 54 yearsBy Catherine RossSpecial to the MountaineerLooking back on more than halfa century of federal service as aSoldier and civil servant, RobertCampbell has enjoyed a career withexceptional longevity.After serving 22 years in theArmy, Campbell retired as a mastersergeant during a retirement ceremonyon Manhart Field at Fort Carson in1983. Within a matter of months, hewas working as a civil servant for theU.S. Army Signal Command. He hasworked for the same organizationever since, weathering all of its movesand name changes, and is preparingto retire from the Network EnterpriseCenter, as it is known today, as asupply technician May 31.“I’ve seen changes in theorganization, changes in the structureof Fort Carson, buildings going down,new ones going up; remembranceof what used to be when I was herebefore, in the early ’60s, and thosechanges when I came back and retiredin ’83,” Campbell said. “As I drivearound post, I can still see thebuildings that were here, that are nolonger here. There’s a lot of changes.”His career as a Soldier, specializingin first conventional then specialweapons ammunition, was filled withmovement, taking Campbell frombasic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., toduty stations in France; Fort Carson;Korea; Fort Dix, N.J.; Fort Gordon,Ga.; Fort Riley, Kan.; Fort Sill, Okla.;Fort Stewart, Ga.; Fort Leonard Wood,Mo.; Germany and Fort Polk, La. Histime as a Soldier also includedtwo tours of duty to Vietnam.Campbell counts his timeas a drill sergeant at FortLeonard Wood among hismost notable memories.“The fact that I would havea direct influence on Soldierscoming into the Army … thatI could instill in the new Soldierscoming in and make them actuallysee that the Army was going tobe either good for you or bad foryou, depending on your mindset,depending on what you want theArmy to do for you, and whatyou’re willing to do for the Army.”Thinking about the most recentchapter of his career at the NEC,Campbell said that he will miss thepeople he has worked with and“the association with the people thatI’ve seen come and go through thisorganization, those who have gonebefore me and retired, those who arenow deceased, those who had faithin me to keep me around during themany (reductions in force) that we’vehad here on Fort Carson,” he said.“I’ve seen the property systemchange from back in the old dayswhen accountability was done with astubby pencil, to now everything beingcomputer-generated,” he continued.Campbell said he will also miss “thepeople who supported me throughoutthe 30 plus years that I’ve been here,the other organizations such as thehospital, (Directorate of Logistics andDefense Logistics Agency), and justhelping people overall here on Carson,not only civilians but the Soldiers.”After all the years, Campbellwill be missed by his peers.“He supports troops, civiliansand everybody else,” said NECproject manager Donald Arnold,who has known Campbell for morethan a decade. “He’s a good friend.”Doris Davis, NEC informationtechnology customer support, hasknown Campbell since 1999 andlauded his vast knowledge of logisticsand regulations, and his extensivenetwork of contacts.“Even when he doesn’t know ananswer, he knows somebody to callto get the answer that’s needed.“I’m going to miss his stories,”Davis continued, then joked, “He’s 100years old, so he has a lot of stories.”“He’s a very talkative guy, veryloved guy, a nice guy to be around andto deal with,” said NEC business man-agement branch chief Peter Gates, whohas known Campbell for 14 years. “Therelationships that he’s built will endure.”Campbell said the next chapterof his life will include volunteerwork and spending time with hisgrandchildren, but “first and foremostis the honey-do list.”The source of the honey-do listis his wife of 49 years, CharleneCampbell, who retired from civilservice, after 31 years.“Behind every successful man,there is a successful woman,” RobertCampbell noted. “I just want to thankmy wife for being very supportive,and critical at times when need be,and still being there for me.“I couldn’t do it all by myself,” hecontinued, crediting the faith he shareswith his wife as giving them thestrength to endure any challengesthe decades have presented.“I’m very glad that he’s retiring,”Charlene Campbell said. “It’s a bigchange for him having worked allthose years … his job is a big partof who he is.“I’m glad he’s getting theopportunity to retire. It’s a blessing.”“I’ve seen changes in theorganization, changes inthe structure of FortCarson, buildings goingdown, new ones going up.”— Robert Campbell
  14. 14. 16 MOUNTAINEER — May 17, 2013Claims to the estateSpc.Trinidad Santiago — With deepest regret tothe Family of the deceased. Anyone havingclaims against or indebtedness to his estateshould contact 1st Lt. Jason Borque at 503-1051.Spc. Charles McClure — With deepest regret tothe Family of the deceased. Anyone havingclaims against or indebtedness to his estateshould contact 1st Lt. Jason Borque at 503-1051.Upcoming eventsSummer food service — The Fountain-Fort CarsonSchool District offers meals to children withoutcharge at Aragon Elementary School, located at211 South Main St. in Fountain, and AbramsElementary School, located at 600 Chiles Ave.on Fort Carson. From June 17 through July 19,breakfast and lunch will be offered Monday-Fridayfrom 7:15-8:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.General announcementsTRICARE challenges — UnitedHealthcare Military& Veterans assumed management of the TRICAREprogram for the western region April 1. There areno changes to supported benefits for TRICAREbeneficiaries and all existing referrals for coveredbenefits will be honored by UMV. Questions aboutcovered benefits or TRICARE coverage should bedirected to the TRICARE Service Center insideEvans Army Community Hospital or UMV at888-874-9378. For more information, visithttps://www.uhcmilitarywest. com.Changes to dining facility — Beginning June 1 theEvans Army Community Hospital DFAC willreduce menu options on weekends and holidays.Weekends and federal holiday hours are: breakfast,6:30-8:30 a.m.; lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; anddinner, 4-5:30 p.m. The DFAC offers anassortment of nutritious grab-n-go items duringthese meal hours: breakfast — assorted beverages,cold cereal, assorted pastries, hard-boiled eggs,breakfast burritos, scones, muffins, fresh fruit andyogurt; lunch and dinner — assorted beverages,assorted pre-made sandwiches, assorted pre-madesalads, fresh fruit, yogurt and assorted desserts.Call 526-7968 or 7973 for more information.Library program — for military Familiesoffers homework and studying help from aprofessional tutor, any time of day or night, freefor K-12 students in military Families. Expert tutorsare available online 24/7 to help students in morethan 16 subjects, including math, science, Englishand social studies. can also help withstandardized test prep, Advance Placement examsand with college essays. Visit for more information.Army 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 — UnitedHealthcareMilitary & 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 theUnitedHealthcare Military & 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 — Adult patients can visittheir Family Medicine Clinics for all immunizations.The Allergy Clinic will no longer provide adultimmunizations. Contact your primary medicalprovider 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.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.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.Inclement weather procedures for Gate 19 — TheDirectorate of Emergency Services operates Gate19 Monday-Friday from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., regardlessof inclement weather or road conditions alongEssayons Road, which is an unimproved road.Essayons Road is also used to access several rangesand training areas, so the road remains open duringall conditions. In order to notify the motorists ofthe actual road conditions, two “Downrange RoadConditions” status signs are now located alongButts and Essayons roads showing whether roadconditions are green, amber or red. One sign is atthe intersection 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 informationor to learn about volunteer opportunities.Donations may be dropped off at the storeduring normal business hours or at the recyclingcenter located near 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 andbelow, in positions comparable to GS7-GS13). TheDAP is based on a systematic plan specializingin developmental assignments through variousfunctional areas for a period of up to 60 days.The program provides multifunctional trainingand assignments to strengthen the experienceof employees and prepare them for broaderresponsibilities, improve organizationalcommunication, and develop well-roundedpersonnel. 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 at 526-7111for more information.Prescription policy — All handwritten prescriptionsfrom a TRICARE network provider will be filledat the Soldier and Family Care Center locatedadjacent to and east of Evans Army CommunityHospital. When calling in for refills on thoseprescriptions, beneficiaries will continue touse the SFCC. A dedicated refill window inthis facility will reduce wait time. The SFCCpharmacy is open Monday through Friday from8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The pharmacy is located on thefirst floor near the east entrance of the facility;park in the “G” lot, east of the building. Call503-7067 or 503-7068 for more information.2-1-1 data expands to two counties — The PikesPeak Area Council of Governments has partneredwith Pikes Peak United Way to include 2-1-1 datafor El Paso and Teller counties in the Networkof Care for servicemembers, veterans and theirFamilies. The service directory component of theNetwork of Care now includes more than 1,500local resources to assist the military community,service providers and others. Visit for more information.
  15. 15. 17May 17, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERBy Spc. Jessica Parker4th Infantry Brigade Combat TeamPublic Affairs Office, 4thInfantry DivisionMore than 200 third- throughfifth-grade students learned what ittakes to be a Soldier at Iron HorsePark May 10, during the third annualCamp Fort Carson.Seven schools from three districts— partnered with Fort Carson unitsthrough the Adopt-a-School programand Fort Carson Child, Youth andSchool Services — sent students tothe camp as part of their end of schoolyear activities.More than 100 Soldiers from 15units volunteered to support the event.Students learned about Armylife through 11 stations includingmedical, camouflage face painting,physical training and the WorldClass Athlete Program.“It’s kind of like a field day thatthey do at schools, but, instead, we arebringing the students here so they canlearn about Soldiers,” said CarmelitaCarrillo, school liaison officer, CYSS.“Soldiers have different (militaryoccupational specialties) and differentcareers; they can be doctors, lawyers,medics (or) athletes, so we’reshowcasing the different talents of theSoldiers to the students for this event.”Students participated in boxingand track demonstrations, learnedabout the importance of explosiveordnance disposal and got to climbinto many of the vehicles Soldiers use.“This is good for the Soldiers,because it also shows us how we cangive back to the kids,” said Capt.Desiree Ledan, executive officer,Army Field Support Battalion — FortCarson. “When the kids come here,they are excited, and we are able toshow them what we do and how it’simportant that we’re contributingto our community. Also, it givesus purpose and we can show ourcompetency in our military occupationand how what we do relates to notonly fighting on the battlefield forour country, but how we are alsoprotecting our Soldiers.”The Adopt-a-School programcontributes military resourcesand services to schools withSoldiers serving as classroomvolunteers and mentors.Soldiers interested in futurevolunteering opportunities such as theAdopt-A-School program can contactCYSS, Army Community Service orvisit for more information.Photo by Spc. Jessica ParkerStaff Sgt. Charles Leverette, World ClassAthlete Program, shows a student basicboxing techniques during Camp FortCarson at Iron Horse Park, May 10.Photo by Sgt. Nelson RoblesSgt. Harley Tessman, 764th OrdnanceCompany, 242nd ExplosiveOrdnance Disposal Battalion,71st Ordnance Group (EOD), dons aprotective bomb suit for studentsfrom Aragon Elementary School duringthe Camp Fort Carson event, May 10.Tessman explained the role EOD Soldiersplay in explosives removal using roboticequipment and other techniques.Photo by Sgt. Nelson RoblesSgt. Lee Handford, Headquartersand Headquarters Company,1st Special Troops Battalion, 1stArmored Brigade Combat Team,4th Infantry Division, adjuststhe fit of an Improved OuterTactical Vest on a student fromAragon Elementary Schoolduring Camp Fort Carson, May 10.StudentsplaySoldierforaday
  16. 16. By Tim HippsU.S. Army Installation Management CommandSAN ANTONIO — Get set to be entertainedby “Ready and Resilient,” the 2013 U.S. ArmySoldier Show May 30 at 2 and 7 p.m. atMcMahon Auditorium.The 75-minute song-and-dance productionby active-duty, reserve and Army NationalGuard Soldiers uses music to put anentertaining spin on how Soldiers and theirFamilies maintain readiness and resiliency.“We had to take a good look at what theArmy says makes troops and their Familiesready and resilient and what mechanismsthe country and the world in general areoffering to help with resilience,” said VictorHurtado, Soldier Show artistic director. “Andhelping with readiness because you knowthere’s a good chance that you’re goingback out again, so you better be ready.”The show debuted at Joint Base SanAntonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April19-20 at the historic Fort Sam HoustonTheatre. Fort Carson is the seventh stop onthe four-month tour of installations across thenation. Doors open one hour before the show.“The show is very much about illustratingnot only ways to get away and be resilient,but also illustrating overarching solutionsto certain issues that are facing themilitary today, (such as the Army’s SexualHarassment/Assault Response and PreventionProgram), Gold Star, Blue Star andSurvivor Outreach Services,” Hurtado said.The show’s troops are focused on accomplishingthe mission and providing quality entertainmentat the same time.“The material makes sense with the messaging,and it also makes sense to them,” Hurtado saidof the 15 Soldier-performers and seven Soldier-technicians that comprise the cast and crew. “We’realso going to be entertaining. We’re going to besinging songs just because they are on the radio.”Hurtado believes this cast has the ability tooutperform many of their predecessors.“There is no comparison, but what I willsay is that there is a huge amount of promisein this cast,” Hurtado said. “And I never usethe word promise lightly. Promise and potentialare two very different things.“Potential is what allows you to prepare.Promise is what opens up the doors.”Hurtado said there is something foreveryone in the show. Tributes are paid tothe 150th anniversary of the EmancipationProclamation ending the Civil War, the75th anniversary of “God Bless America,”the 60th anniversary of the Armistice of theKorean War, and the 50th anniversaryof the beginning of the Vietnam War. Thisyear also marks the 30th anniversary of themodern era of the U.S. Army Soldier Show.“Every American, military-affiliated ornot, will be able to see themselves in theshow,” Hurtado said. “The fact that the showis entertaining someone is already taking themaway (from their mindset), but the messagingis going to inspire. We know they arecoming to be entertained, but further, thecontent in the show is designed to hopefullybe a time-released pool of inspiration.”He is convinced this cast is perfectlysuited for that role.“This is not a cast of characters,”Hurtado said. “This is a cast with character.“I think almost every single one of themunderstands what it is to leave everything you18 MOUNTAINEER — May 17, 2013 19May 17, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERFederally insured by NCUA. App StoreSMis a service mark of Apple, Inc. Android™ is a trademark of Google, Inc.© 2013 Navy Federal NFCU 12493_COL (4-13)ONE CARD, A LIFETIMEOF REWARDSAPPLY TODAY!1139 Space Center Drive, Colorado Springs, COThe Markets at Mesa Ridge, 6916 Mesa Ridge Parkway, Fountain, 1.888.842.6328We know it’s nice to be rewarded, and our cashRewardscredit card does just that. Earn cash back on everypurchase, every time, with no limits on how much youcan earn. Plus, there are no hidden fees, and your cashback never expires. Now that’s pretty rewarding.Soldier Show puts spin on readiness, resiliencyPhoto by Tim HippsFrom left, Sgt. Ena Torres of Fort Hood, Texas; Iowa Army NationalGuard Spc. Alexander Rebling of Fairfield, Iowa; Spc. Millie AnneSneed of Fort Stewart, Ga.; and Spc. Marvin Forbes of Fort LeonardWood, Mo.; perform “The Bells of Notre Dame” during the April 21performanceofthe2013U.S.ArmySoldierShowatFortSamHoustonTheatre on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.have on that stage. And then get back on the bus andbe resilient, so that you have more to leave at thenext place. There is definitely a good variety of vocalinstruments, character and a general overwhelmingdesire to leave something with the audience.They are really embracing the messaging, as well.”From the opening song, “Let’s Go” byCalvin Harris, the direction of the show is set.“There’s a lyric in there that we’ve takenalmost all of our cues from, and it says it’s notabout where you’ve been, it’s about whereyou’re going,” Hurtado said.“To me, as the artistic director and the writerof the show, that’s where I’m taking my cuesfrom,” Hurtado said. “Resilience is about thenow. And readiness is about getting ready forthe future. Not much you can do about the past.We’re not painting a rosy picture, but resilience,again, is about moving on.”Hurtado elaborated upon how performers willbring the message to life on stage.“We touch on resilience while being deployed,”he said. “The day-to-day things you’ve got to do toget you through the first day and to the next day. Tonot just get you through the day you’ve had, butto the next day. There’s got to be a way to rechargequickly, because you don’t have a whole lot of time.“We touch on R&R from deployment — notnecessarily coming all the way home: maybemeeting in Europe or somewhere else. We touch onFamily time back home — not necessarily havingto go somewhere. It’s more about getting away,and not having to go somewhere to get away —that you can get away while you’re still at homeand spend Family time. SARGE may be givingsuggestions for movies to watch with the Family.”That brings us to SARGE, a SpeechActivated Reconnaissance Gathering Entity,which is to the Soldier Show what Siri is toan iPhone — an application that deliversinformation to electronic devices, such as cellphones, pads and tablets. Soldiers throughoutthe show will lean on SARGE for informationabout how to deal with everyday life, and likea good Soldier, SARGE always delivers.“He is representative of a knowledgeableentity that would be able to lead people in apurposeful direction,” Hurtado said. “He has theArmy answers and the human answers.”As always, Hurtado does not want to revealtoo much about the show, yet he insists this isone not to miss.“Arguably and humbly, I will say this isgoing to probably go down as one of the morewell thought out shows, and there are a lot ofreasons for it,” Hurtado said.Photo by Sgt. Khori JohnsonSgt. Nadine Pope,intelligence analyst,3rd Brigade SpecialTroops Battalion,3rd ArmoredBrigade CombatTeam, 4th InfantryDivision, performsat McMahonAuditorium duringthe 2012 U.S. ArmySoldier Show at FortCarson. Pope, whoreturns to the stageat Fort Carson May30 with the 2013Soldier Show, beganperforming at age8 singing in variouschurch groupsand musicals.Matthew B. 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  17. 17. Story and photos by Walt JohnsonMountaineer staffFort Carson took center stage during ColoradoSprings Sky Sox pregame ceremonies Saturday, astwo Soldiers threw out ceremonial first pitchesand a color guard presented the colors as a Familymember sang the national anthem.Capt. Matt Anderson, Warrior TransitionBattalion, and Spc. Eric Kishbaugh, 2nd Battalion,77th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry BrigadeCombat Team, 4th Infantry Division, had thehonor of throwing out the first pitch prior toJessica Anguiano, wife of Sgt. Mario Anguiano,Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th Inf.Div., singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” duringthe annual Sky Sox Fort Carson AppreciationNight at Security Service Field in Colorado Springs.The Colorado Rockies triple-A affiliate, inpartnership with CenturyLink and United ServicesAutomobile Association, providedfree tickets to Fort CarsonSoldiers for the opportunity toenjoy a baseball game withFamily and friends.Sgt. 1st Class BrandonArther, 7th Battalion, 158thAviation Regiment, brought hisFamily out for the first of manynights at the stadium. He said hisFamily usually attends six to 12Sky Sox games a year, but FortCarson night is always special.“This is a good time formembers of the unit to … getthe Families together in a placewhere they can meet eachother and have a good time ata baseball game,” Arther said.“As Soldiers, we spend a lotof time with each other atwork, but there isn’t as muchtime for the Families to gettogether. This is a greatopportunity for our Families toget to know each other.”For Staff Sgt. JeffreyLawniczak, 3rd Bn., 16th FAReg., 2nd Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 4th InfantryDivision, the game providedan opportunity to share his loveof the national pastime with his Family and friends.“I have been playing baseball all my life andhave been going to stadiums for games as longas I can remember,” he said. “I enjoy coming outto the stadium, especially today since they arehonoring the Fort Carson community. I saw thisas an opportunity to bring the Family togetherand get a little closer with the Soldiers and get toknow their Families,” Lawniczak said.The sellout crowd showered the Fort Carsonparticipants with their appreciation throughout thenight and cheered the Sky Sox to a come-frombehind 10-7 victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers.Although Fort Carson Appreciation Night isover for this year, servicemembers and theirFamilies can take advantage of remainingmilitary appreciation nights June 20, July 11and Aug. 8 and 22. Ticket vouchers, which mustbe exchanged for tickets at the Sky Sox boxoffice, will be available at Information, Ticketsand Registration about a week prior to eachgame. For more information call 526-5366.Capt. Matt Anderson, Warrior Transition Battalion, flips the ball as he waitsto throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Security Service Field in ColoradoSprings during the Sky Sox Fort Carson Appreciation Night, Saturday.21May 17, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER20 MOUNTAINEER — May 17, 2013Jessica Anguiano, wife of Sgt. Mario Anguiano, Headquartersand Headquarters Battalion, 4th Inf. Div., prepares to sing thenational anthem at Sky Sox Fort Carson Appreciation Nightat Security Service Field in Colorado Springs, Saturday.Omaha Storm Chasers’Christian Colon laysdown a sacrifice bunt infront of Colorado SpringsSky Sox catcher LarsDavis during Saturday’sgame at SecurityService Field. The SkySox defeated the OmahaStorm Chasers, 10-7.Fort CarsonSoldiers andFamily membersenjoy the actionat SecurityService Fieldin ColoradoSprings duringFort CarsonAppreciationNight, Saturday.Members of a Fort Carson ColorGuard prepare to march ontothe field for opening ceremonyactivities at Security ServiceField in Colorado SpringsSaturday, prior to Fort Carsonnight with the Sky Sox.Sky Sox salute service
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