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  1. 1. Vol. 71, No. 20 May 24, 2013Pages 22-23 Page 20Page 12Message board INSIDEINSIDESoldier ShowPerformances areat 2 and 7 p.m.Thursday atMcMahon Auditorium.Doors open one hourprior to show.Photo by Spc. Robert HollandPeppered arrestPfc. Richard Gonzalezattempts to handcufffellow militarypoliceman Staff Sgt.Joseph Pellegrino,after being sprayedwith OleoresinCapsicum spray,commonly known asOC spray or pepperspray, during an MPPlatoon, Headquartersand HeadquartersCompany, 3rdBrigade SpecialTroops Battalion,3rd Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 4thInfantry Division,certification class,May 10. Certificationto carry the sprayrequires the Soldiersto perform varioustasks associatedwith their jobs whilesuffering from theeffects of the spray.See story on Page 14.SMA visits Carson troopsBy Sgt. William Smith4th Infantry Division Public Affairs OfficeRemaining ready and resilient while adapting tobudget cuts was the constant theme Sgt. Maj. of theArmy Raymond F. Chandler III shared with membersof the Fort Carson community May 15-16.“We have programs for Families to help themwith the resiliency challenges that they might face,”Chandler said. “Fort Carson has started a pilotprogram for Spouse Master Resiliency Trainers,which began a few months ago. It trains spouseshow to deliver master resilience training; that isreally powerful.”The Army’s top enlisted adviser visited units,held town hall meetings addressing topics rangingfrom hazing to sexual assault, and spoke one-on-onewith Soldiers about their personal career paths.Chandler’s visit began at Stack Dining Facility,where he spoke with Soldiers from various units,addressing their concerns and asking them aboutdifferent topics that affect Soldiers’ everydayreadiness. Following his DFAC visit, he spent theday with Fort Carson leaders and toured 4thCombat Aviation Brigade facilities.“I appreciated the time that the sergeant majorof the Army took to come down to see what we do,and personally talk to the Soldiers, and presentcoins for all of the hard work that Soldiers do,” saidSgt. Mike Tiller, Company D, 2nd General SupportAviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4thCAB, 4th Infantry Division.The second day, along with visits to variouslocations across Fort Carson, Chandler addressedSee Chandler on Page 4
  2. 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — May 24, 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 isfcmountaineer@hotmail.com.The Mountaineer is posted on theInternet at http://csmng.com.The 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 hotline526-0096Dog Bite Prevention WeekTips help reduce riskof becoming a victimCommentary by Capt. Heather WeaverFort Carson Veterinary Clinic,Public Health Command District Fort CarsonEach year, 4.7 million people in theUnited States are bitten by dogs; themajority of bite victims are children.As a pet owner, it is yourresponsibility to help preventdog bites from happening.Proper socialization andproper veterinary care areessential in this process.All dogs should bevaccinated against rabies andother transmissible viruses.Puppies should beexposed to a wide varietyof situations and people,including children ofvarious ages. Dogs shouldbe taught simple commandssuch as sit, stay and heal. Thiswill help the dog to understandwhat type of behavior is expectedand may be a deterrent in unfamiliarsituations. Furthermore, dogs should always be on a leash inpublic and well-populated areas.The following tips can help prevent a potential bite:þ Never approach strange dogs without permissionfrom the owner and never try to pet an unattendeddog through a fenceþ Never tease a dog with food or toys since this canlead to an accidental biteþ Never harm a dogþ Never disturb a dog while it is sleepingþAvoid dogs that appear nervous or aggressiveIn the event of a dog bite, the wound should be washedwith soap and water immediately. If the dog’s owner ispresent, ask them for proof of rabies vaccination. Be sureto get both the owner’s and the veterinarian’s contactinformation. If the owner can’t provide proof of vaccination,contact the veterinarian. If the owner is not present and thedog has tags on the collar, try to obtain information,but only if the dog will let you and isn’tshowing any signs of fearful or aggressivebehavior. If the dog does not have a collarand the owner is not present, callanimal control. If the bite hasbroken the skin, consult witha primary care physicianimmediately or go to a localemergency care facility.The No. 1 concernwhen an animal bites ahuman is the risk of rabiesexposure. Rabies is apotentially lethal virusthat affects the centralnervous system and ismost often transmittedthrough the animal’ssaliva when it bites.About 55,000 peopleworldwide die eachyear from rabies.A physician can administer lifesaving post-exposureprophylaxis if medical care is sought immediately. Thanksto current legislation and a strict animal vaccinationprotocol in the United States, rabies is quite rare.However, people in high-risk professions, such asveterinarians and dog handlers, should receive aprophylactic vaccination series and have their antibodytiters checked at least every three years.The most effective way to prevent dog bites is throughproper education and through direct supervision of pets andchildren. For more information on canine body languageand when to avoid a potentially threatened or aggressive dog,visit http://www.aspca.org/Pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-articles/canine-body-language.Freedom of Information andPrivacy Act OfficeTake a few moments andcheck your understanding of thePrivacy Act.Answer true or false to thefollowing questions:u Every directorate andbattalion-sized military unitor higher is required to havea Privacy Act coordinatoron appointment orders?v Yearly mandatory training isrequired by the Departmentof Defense?w All government employeesand contractors have a lawfulduty to protect personalidentifiable information?x All breaches of informationare required to be reported tothe Privacy Act officer withinone hour?y Depending on the job, a personcould require four differentlevels of Privacy Act training?Every one of these is a truestatement concerning the Privacy Act.So, does your directorate ormilitary unit have the requirementsmet? Contact Daniel C. Smith,Freedom of Information and PrivacyAct officer, at daniel.c.smith8.civ@mail.mil to arrange training, whichtypically takes 45-60 minutes.Privacy ActIs your unit in compliance?WWW.TWITTER.COM/@4THINFDIVWWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/THE4IDWWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/THE4IDWWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/THE4IDWWW.FACEBOOK.COM/4THID
  3. 3. 3May 24, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERCarson athletescapture 6 medalsMountaineer staffFort Carson’s Spc. Elizabeth Wasilswept gold medals in all three women’swheelchair races on her way to fivepodium appearances at the 2013 WarriorGames, held May 11-16.In addition to top finishes in the 100-,200- and 1,500-meter wheelchair races,Wasil added bronze medals in thewomen’s wheelchair shotput and hand-cycle and recumbent cycle events. TheWorld Class Athlete Program swimmeralso placed sixth in the wheelchair discus.Staff Sgt. Spencer Anderson, FortCarson Warrior Transition Battalion,earned a bronze medal in the men’sbicycle open event.The fourth annual Warrior Gameskicked off May 11 with three-timeParalympic medalist Navy Lt. BradSnyder, five-time Olympic medalistMissy Franklin and Prince Harry lightingthe cauldron and concluded May 16with the crowning of the Chairman’sCup and Ultimate Champion.The Marine team continued itsdominance, capturing its fourth consecutiveChairman’s Cup, a team award based oneach team’s top finishes in individualevents as well as sitting volleyball andwheelchair basketball, the two team sportscontested at the Warrior Games. TheMarines finished with 100 points (34 gold,33 silver and 26 bronze medals), holdingoff the Army, which finished with 85points (34, 26, 21). The Navy finishedthird, Air Force fourth and SpecialOperations took fifth, according to theU.S. Paralympics Warrior Games website.Air Force Capt. Mitchell Kiefferearned the title of Ultimate Champion— a pentathlon style event that pitswarriors against each other in a varietyof disciplines — with eight points,holding off Marines Jorge Toledo andBrian Riley, with seven and six points,respectively. Fort Carson’s Staff Sgt.Name/Issue featured FinishesSpc. Elizabeth WasilWorld Class Athlete ProgramMay 10, Page 61st - 100-, 200- and 1500- meter wheelchair race3rd - wheelchair shotput and handcycle andrecumbent cycle6th - wheelchair discusStaff Sgt. Spencer AndersonWarrior Transition BattalionMay 3, Page 113rd - men’s bicycle openStaff Sgt. KrisselCreager-LumpkinsWarrior Transition BattalionApril 19, Page 94th - Ultimate Champion, shooting prone5th - 100-meters, shotput open6th - women’s bicycle openSgt. 1st Class Keoki SmytheWarrior Transition BattalionApril 26, Page 135th - men’s bicycle openArmy Archery TeamMay 17, Page 63rd - team eventCapt. Frank Barroquerio 1st - archery compound2nd - shooting pistol18th - shooting proneSgt. Edward Patton 1st - archery recurve4th - shooting standingSgt. Lance Thorton 4th - shooting prone5th - shooting standingThe chart below reflects finishes for Fort Carson participants andthe Army archery team, of whom were featured in the Mountaineerleading up to the Warrior Games. Features on the participants areavailable online at http://www.csmng.com/Mountaineer.See Warriors on Page 4
  4. 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — May 24, 2013about 400 Soldiers and Family membersat McMahon Auditorium, discussingtopics affecting the future of allSoldiers and Families, and answeringquestions about any concerns they had.“Be engaged leaders, which meansyou have to know your Soldiers,”Chandler said. “You have to establish abond of trust between you and thatSoldier, and know what is going on intheir life beyond the scope of the Army.“Don’t worry about the budget; wewill get through it as we have donebefore,” he said. “Train to the bestability possible. Sustain and maintainyour equipment. Continue to build theteam, so you will be ready for whatevercomes, and maintain that esprit de corps.”Chandler also spoke with WarriorLeader Course attendees, and thenoncommissioned officers chargedwith training the leaders of tomorrow,handed out coins, and chaired a question-and-answer session.Soldiers and noncommissionedofficers competing in the combativesportion of the Fort Carson Soldier andNCO of the year competition wereexcited when Chandler congratulatedand awarded them a coin for theirperformances.“It is exciting to have the sergeantmajor of the Army take the time toshow that he cares about Soldiers atall levels of the Army,” said Pfc.Heather Scogin, health care specialist,Headquarters and HeadquartersCompany, 3rd Special TroopsBattalion, 3rd Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 4th Inf. Div.The sergeant major of the Army’swife, Jeanne Chandler, spent her timeat Fort Carson visiting various FamilyReadiness Groups, reading to childrenat Patriot Elementary School andhad lunch with attendees of theSMRT pilot program at the FamilyReadiness Center.“A year and a half ago, I went tothe University of Pennsylvania and satin on a full day of the MasterResiliency Training for Soldiers,”Jeanne Chandler said. “It was an ‘aha’moment for me, because I was raisedwith ‘quitters never win and winnersnever quit.’“My approach to a bad situationwas to steel myself, toughen up, andclose off my emotions,” JeanneChandler said. “The MRT for spousesto teach spouses is terrific. Militaryspouses will be able to empathizebetter with another military spousemuch better than other people.”While in Colorado, the Chandlersalso attended the 2013 Warrior Games,a Paralympic-style competition held atthe U.S. Olympic Training Center andthe U.S. Air Force Academy, wherewounded warriors from the Army,Navy and Coast Guard, Air Force,Marines and the United Kingdomrepresented their services.“I think that the Warrior Gamesexemplify resilience,” the sergeantmajor of the Army said. “When youhave a Soldier who has visible orinvisible wounds, their ability to bounceback from some very horrific injuriesand wounds of war and competeagainst others, that is amazing.”The trip marked the Chandlers’second visit to Joint Task Force Carsonsince he became the 14th SergeantMajor of the Army, March 1.from Page 1ChandlerPhoto by Sgt. William SmithSgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III talks to about 400 Soldiers and Family members at McMahon Auditorium, May 15.Chandler and his wife, Jeanne Chandler, talked about important issues currently affecting the Army, and answered questions.Luncheon honorstop enlisted membersStory and photo bySgt. William Smith4th Infantry Division Public Affairs OfficeCOLORADO SPRINGS — Three JointTask Force Carson Soldiers were among 15nominees recognized during the 2013Outstanding Enlisted Military Representativesawards ceremony at the annual Armed ForcesWeek Luncheon at The Broadmoor, May 17.Judged by a panel, the winners wereselected for their military awards and achieve-ments, educational accomplishments, andcommunity service.Air Force Gen. William Shelton, com-mander, Air Force Space Command, PetersonAir Force Base, and the luncheon’s featuredspeaker, congratulated all 15 finalists for theiroutstanding service.“It makes me proud to serve alongside youin the finest military in the world,” Shelton said.Sgt. Sergio Toscano-Jara, petroleumsupply specialist, 59th QuartermasterCompany, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4thInfantry Division, a finalist in the noncommis-sioned officer category, attended the luncheonwith Family and friends and said he washonored to be a finalist.“I’m just happy and proud to serve,” he said.“A lot of kids need a role model to look up to.”Toscano-Jara has coached soccer forChild, Youth and School Services since 2004,and recently started reading to children at hisdaughter’s school.The other two Joint Task Force Carsonnominees were Spc. Tyler M. Walker, medicallaboratory technician, Medical DepartmentActivity, junior enlisted category; and Sgt. 1stClass Shannon Morgan, noncommissionedofficer in charge, DiRaimondo FamilyMedicine Clinics, senior noncommissionedofficer category.The 25th annual luncheon and awardswere hosted by the Colorado Springs RegionalBusiness Alliance and Business AllianceMilitary Affairs Council.Sgt. Sergio Toscano-Jara, right, 59th Quartermaster Company, 43rdSustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, receives an award from AirForce Gen. William Shelton, commander, Air Force Space Command,Peterson Air Force Base, for being a finalist in the noncommissionedofficer category, during the annual Armed Forces Week Luncheon atthe Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, May 17.Krisell Creager-Lumpkins, Warrior TransitionBattalion, finished tied for fourth.More than 260 wounded, ill and injured service-members and veterans participated in the WarriorGames held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center inColorado Springs and the U.S. Air Force Academy.Athletes representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navyand Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations aswell as the British Armed Forces competed in sevensports —archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball,swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball.A unique partnership between the Departmentof Defense and U.S. Olympic CommitteeParalympic Military Program, Warrior Gamesshowcases the resilient spirit of today’s wounded, illand injured servicemembers from all branches ofthe military. After overcoming significant physicaland behavioral injuries, these men and womendemonstrate the power of ability over disability andthe spirit of competition, according to the U.S.Army Warrior Transition Command website.from Page 3Warriors
  5. 5. 5May 24, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERStory and photos byAndrea SutherlandMountaineer staffEchoes from the rounds of the M242 Bushmasterand 240C machine gun ricocheted off the canyonwalls on Range 145, May 15, as crews aimed for targetsup to three football fields in the distance.With each round, the acrid smell of gunpowderfilled the air.“I love that smell,” said Staff Sgt. Andrew Rose,taking in a breath.Rose watched the Bradley as it retreated to itsdefensive position. A moment later, when a targetpopped up hundreds of yards down the canyon, the50,000-pound vehicle sprang forward, firing three-round bursts and releasing more fumes.“They should make a candle with that scent. A‘dude’ candle,” said Staff Sgt. Christian Adams.“A ‘mandle,’” Rose said, laughing.“It smells like war,” said Staff Sgt. Matthew Hood.Rose, range safety officer and member of 4thSquadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd ArmoredBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division; Adams,noncommissioned officer in charge of the exercise, 1stBattalion, 67thArmor Regiment, 2ndArmored BrigadeCombat Team, 4th Inf. Div.; and Hood, master gunnerwith 4th Sqdn., 10th Cav., Reg.; observed as the tankbacked off the platform and began its offensiveoperations, honing in on the pop-up targets down range.Inside the cramped quarters of the Bradley, two4th Inf. Div. Soldiers and master gunner hopefulsfocused on the targets. From the observation tower,master training team evaluators from Fort Benning,Ga., confirmed hits and observed the crew’s tactics.For more than three months, nearly 30 “Ivy”Division Soldiers endured weeks of classroom andhands-on training in hopes of earning the “mastergunner” title. In June, they’ll find out if they passed.“A master gunner is the commander’s subjectmatter expert on everything gunnery,” said Staff Sgt.Chad Hepler, master gunnery instructor, 1st Battalion,29th Infantry Regiment, 197th Infantry Brigade, FortBenning. “They’re sort of a jack-of-all-trades.”Master gunners start at the platoon level andadvance to the company, battalion and brigade levelsthroughout their careers, helping to coordinate fieldtrainings for their unit, Hepler said.First, however, they must complete the rig-orous 14-week Bradley Master Gunner course.Open to sergeants, staff sergeants andsergeants first class, the master gunnercourse is split into two phases — mainte-nance and gunnery. During the maintenancephase, Soldiers learn the ins and outs of theirequipment, including the weapon and firecontrol systems. They study capabilities,ballistics and turret functions. In the secondphase, Soldiers cover six core areas required toearn the certification, including stabilized andunstabalized platforms, collective gunnery,combined arms live-fire exercises, ammunitionforecasting and training management.Soldiers study hundreds of pages ofmaterial in hopes of passing a series of tests.“It’s very challenging,” said Staff Sgt.Jeromy Taylor, 4th Sqdn., 10th Cav. Reg., 3rdABCT. “All the material, I have to soak it uplike a sponge.”In their downtime, Soldiers spread out ontheir cots sifting through a binder packed withinformation and studying their homemadeflash cards and other study materials.“This is the ‘right way’to do things,”Taylorsaid, flipping through the hundreds of pages ofcourse documents. “The standards are the basis.”Staff Sgt. Shelton Stansbury, 1st Bn., 67th ArmorReg., 2nd ABCT, said he hopes that after completingand passing the certification, he would be able tobring more realistic scenarios to his Soldiers.“The more realistic the training is, the more itkeeps them interested,” he said. “They get more into(the training) and then they get something out of it.”Stansbury said he and the other master gunner hope-fuls formed study groups to learn all of the material.“We help each other,” he said. “If one of us fails,it will be like we all fail.”Barry Reynolds, a retired sergeant first classand master gunner, said he remembers how theseSoldiers feel.“It’s a bunch of knowledge,” said Reynolds,who completed the master gunner course in 1988.In 2004, he retired from the military and became aninstructor with BAE Systems, a contracting companybased at Fort Benning that helps teach new mastergunners. Reynolds, along with two civilian instructorsand two Soldier instructors, traveled to Fort Carsonfor the training.“I like watching them learn,” he said. “At timesit can be overwhelming for them, but they eachget it eventually.”After completing the live-fire exercises andwritten tests, Soldiers complete the culminatingchallenge of the course — drafting and briefing aunit training plan to course evaluators.“They have four days to do the UTP,” Hepler said,adding that the Soldiers will get, on average, abouttwo hours of sleep per night.Hepler said in past courses, a third of Soldiers donot pass. Since the beginning of the training, three ofthe 29 Soldiers dropped out.“The job is tough,” Hepler said. “But it’s all abouttraining Soldiers. It’s worth it.”A Bradley crew of master gunner hopefulsfires rounds from an M242 Bushmaster atpop-up targets on Range 145, May 15.Staff Sgt. Geoffrey Davis, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st ArmoredBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and Staff Sgt. SeanLeytham, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd ABCT, 4th Inf.Div., watch as a Bradley crew fires at pop-up targets on Range 145during a live-fire exercise, May 15. Nearly 30 “Ivy” Division Soldiersparticipated in the 14-week Bradley Master Gunner course.Dozens striveto becomemaster gunners
  6. 6. MOUNTAINEER — May 24, 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 eric.e.bailey4.civ@mail.mil when needing trash containers, trashis overflowing or emergency service is required.• Facility custodial services — Call BryanDorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@mail.mil for service needs or to report complaints.• Elevator maintenance — Call BryanDorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@mail.mil.• Motor pool sludge removal/disposal —Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or emaildennis.j.frost.civ@mail.mil.• Repair and utility/self-help — Call GaryGrant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ@mail.mil. Use this number to obtain self-helptools and equipment or a motorized sweeper.• Base operations contracting officerrepresentative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262or email terry.j.hagen.civ@mail.mil for questionson snow removal, grounds maintenance andcontractor response to service orders.• Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at524-0786 or email jerald.j.just.civ@mail.mil torequest latrines, for service or to report damagedor overturned latrines.• Signs — Call Jim Diorio, Fort CarsonSupport Services, at 896-0797 or 524-2924 oremail jdiorio@kira.com 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 to 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 http://www.goarmy.com/ranger.html.Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training —is held June 19-21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at VeteransChapel. Class is limited to the first 50 people.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 a first-come, first-served basis. Soldiers must be within120 days of their expiration term of service, butmust attend no later than 30 days prior to theirETS 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 arnaldo.borrerorivera@dla.mil for receiving/turn in; Mike Welsh atmike.welsh@dla.mil for reutilization/web tools; orRufus Guillory at rufus.guillory@dla.mil.Reassignment 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 orAfter Delivery Form 1851 for additionally dis-covered items to the carrier within 75 days online.Claimants must log into Defense PersonalProperty System at http://www.move.mil andsubmit the claim within nine months directly tothe carrier to receive full replacement value formissing or destroyed items. All other claimsshould be submitted to the Claims Office withintwo years of the date of delivery or date ofincident. Call the Fort Carson Claims Office at526-1355 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 powersof attorney at the main legal office located at1633 Mekong St., building 6222, next to theFamily Readiness Center. Legal assistanceprepares powers of attorney and performs notaryservices on a walk-in basis from 8:30 a.m. to 4p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays, andfrom 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays.BOSS meetings are held the firstand third Thursday of each monthfrom 2-3:30 p.m. at The Foxhole.Contact Cpl. Rachael Robertson at524-2677 or visit the BOSS office in room 106 of TheHub for more information. Text “follow CarsonBOSS”to 40404 to receive updates and event information.Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationDFAC Friday-Monday (DONSA/weekend) Tuesday-ThursdayStack Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.Wolf 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 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: Closed6
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  8. 8. 8 MOUNTAINEER — May 24, 2013InhonorofourfallenPhoto by Staff Sgt. Andrew PorchNames of 12 fallen heroes were added to theMountain Post Warrior Memorial during a ceremony Thursday atKit Carson Park near Gate 1. The memorial now containsthe names of 380 Fort Carson servicemembers who paidthe ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001.The heroes, listed in alphabetical order, are:1st Lt. Michael R. AdamsSpc. Ronald D. AllenCapt. Eric L. AlltonSpc. Mabry J. AndersPfc. Charlie C. AntonioPfc. Elden D. ArcandSpc. Michael A. ArciolaStaff Sgt. Daniel A. BaderSgt. Ronald W. BakerPfc. Michael Christopher BalsleyPfc. Mark A. BarbretStaff Sgt. Chad A. BarrettSpc. Matthew E. BaylisSpc. Bradley S. BeardPfc. Stephen C. BenishSgt. Carlos A. BenitezStaff Sgt. Stephen A. BertolinoPfc. Tramaine J. BillingsleySgt. Christopher J. BirdwellSpc. Justin R. BlackwellPvt. Jeremy S. BohannonPfc. Kyle G. BohrnsenStaff Sgt. Andrew L. BossertSgt. Kenneth E. BosticPfc. Brian A. BotelloSpc. Brian R. BowmanStaff Sgt. Hensley BoxSgt. Timothy R. BoyceSpc. Hoby F. BradfieldStaff Sgt. Stacey C. BrandonSpc. Joshua T. BrazeeStaff Sgt. Scottie L. BrightSgt. Tomas F. BroomheadStaff Sgt. Christopher L. BrownStaff Sgt. Daniel J. BrownStaff Sgt. Jeremy A. Brown1st Lt. Tyler H. BrownSgt. William E. BrownSgt. Ernest G. BucklewSpc. Brock L. BucklinPfc. Travis W. BufordCpl. Jimmy D. BuieCapt. Joshua T. ByersStaff Sgt. Marshall H. CaddyCpl. Lyle J. CambridgeSpc. Raymond E. CammelStaff Sgt. Michael D.P. CardenazSgt. Richard P. CarlSgt. Robert Michael CarrSgt. Tyrone L. ChisholmSgt. Michael K. ClarkPfc. Chad D. ClementsCpl. Gary B. ColemanSgt. Russell L. CollierSgt. 1st Class Daniel B. CrabtreeStaff Sgt. Alexander B. CrackelSgt. James E. CraigSpc. Ernest W. Dallas Jr.Spc. Grant A. DampierPfc. Steven A. DavisSgt. David A. DavisSpc. Armando A. De La PazSgt. Felix M. Delgreco1st Lt. Joseph D. deMoorsSpc. Sergio R. Diaz-VarelaSpc. Kevin R. DicksonPfc. John P. DionSpc. Michael A. DiraimondoSpc. Robert DonevskiSgt. Michael E. DooleyPfc. Stephen P. DowningPvt. Steven T. DreesStaff Sgt. Eric T. DuckworthSgt. Sean M. DurkinSgt. 1st Class Donald W. EachoSpc. Phillip C. EdmundsonStaff Sgt. Kyle A. EggersSpc. Elias EliasStaff Sgt. Michael ElledgeSgt. Justin L. EyerlySgt. 1st Class Lawrence D. EzellSgt. 1st Class Jason J. FabriziCapt. Brian R. FaunceCapt. Arthur L. FelderSpc. Rian C. FergusonMaster Sgt. Richard L. FergusonSgt. Darrell L. FernandezSpc. Eric M. FinniginamPfc. Patrick S. FitzgibbonSpc. Steven J. FitzmorrisStaff Sgt. Marion Flint Jr.Spc. Jesus O. Flores Jr.Pfc. Jesus FonsecaStaff Sgt. Jarred S. FontenotSgt. Edward W. Forrest Jr.Sgt. Maurice K. FortuneSpc. Christopher T. FoxSpc. Michael W. FranklinPvt. Benjamin L. FreemanStaff Sgt. Brian L. FreemanPfc. Walter Freeman Jr.Pfc. Nathan J. FrigoSgt. Alexander Henry FullerSgt. Alexander J. FuncheonSgt. Dennis J. GallardoStaff Sgt. Justin T. GallegosSpc. Zakary A. GansertStaff Sgt. Juan De Dios Garcia-AranaStaff Sgt. Frank J. GasperPvt. Bryce E. GautierPfc. George R. GeerSgt. 1st Class Todd C. GibbsPfc. Derek A. GibsonPfc. Jesse A. GivensChap. (Capt.) Dale A. GoetzSpc. Christopher A. GolbySpc. David J. GoldbergPvt. Brian K. GrantAir Force Maj. Walter D. GraySpc. Christopher T. GriffinCommand Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. GriffinCapt. Sean GrimesStaff Sgt. Casey J. GrochowiakSpc. Daniel F. GuastaferroChief Warrant Officer 2Hans N. GukeisenPfc. Zachary R. GullettStaff Sgt. Joshua R. HagerStaff Sgt. Bryan E. HallChief Warrant Officer 3Robert C. HammettSpc. Kimble A. HanSgt. Randy M. HaneySgt. Joshua M. HardtStaff Sgt. Ryan Eugene HauptStaff Sgt. Omer T. Hawkins llChief Warrant Officer 2 Dennis P. HayStaff Sgt. Jason R. HendrixSpc. Chassan S. HenrySgt. Ken K. HermoginoSpc. Kevin Olsen HillPfc. Cory F. HiltzPfc. Brian L. HoldenSgt. Ryan J. HopkinsMaster Sgt. Kelly L. HornbeckSpc. Christopher L. HoskinsStaff Sgt. Curtis T. Howard IICpl. Walter B. Howard llSpc. Robert W. HoytStaff Sgt. Sean P. HueySpc. Nicholas R. IdalskiStaff Sgt. Jesse InfanteSgt. Thor H. IngrahamSgt. Matthew L. IngramCpl. Michael Keith Ingram Jr.Sgt. Benjamin W. IsenbergPfc. Kenneth J. IwasinskiPfc. Allen Brenton JaynesSgt. Edmund J. JeffersStaff Sgt. Gary W. JeffriesPfc. Darius T. JenningsSgt. David W. JohnsonSpc. Timothy L. JohnsonChief Warrant Officer 2Philip A. Johnson Jr.Pfc. Richard K. JonesPfc. Roy L. Jones IIISgt. Giann Carolo Joya-MendozaSpc. Dustin L. KendallSgt. Nathan P. KennedyMaj. Thomas E. KennedyStaff Sgt. Kevin J. KesslerPvt. Jeungjin KimSgt. Shin Woo KimSpc. Anthony D. KinslowSgt. Joshua J. KirkPvt. Joseph L. KnottChief Warrant Officer 4Patrick W. KordsmeierLt. Col. Eric John KrugerCpl. Jared W. KubasakPfc. Christopher D. KubeSgt. Larry R. KuhnsStaff Sgt. Patrick F. KutschbachSgt. 1st Class William W. Labadie Jr.Maj. Douglas A. LaBouffChief Warrant Officer 2Matthew C. LaskowskiStaff Sgt. William T. LathamCapt. Joshua S. LawrenceSpc. Daniel C. LawsonSgt. Carl W. LeePfc. Samuel S. LeeSpc. Ken W. LeistenSpc. Eric N. LembkeSgt. Joshua A. LengstorfStaff Sgt. Lex L. LewisSpc. Eric A. LillSpc. Justin W. LindenSgt. Youvert LoneySgt. Angelo L. LozadaSpc. Stephan L. MacePfc. Vorn J. MackPfc. Nicholas A. MadarasChief Warrant Officer 2Ian D. ManuelSgt Joshua S. MarcumSpc. Evan A. MarshallStaff Sgt. Vernon W. MartinStaff Sgt. Jay E. MartinSpc. Francisco G. MartinezSpc. Joseph L. MartinezSgt. Michael J. MartinezMaj. Michael R. MartinezSpc. Rafael Martinez Jr.Spc. Charles P. McClurePfc. Clinton Tyler McCormick1st Lt. Erik S. McCraeCpl. Stephen M. McGowanSpc. Jeremy W. McHalffeySgt. Allen R. McKennaSgt. Jason A. McleodSpc. Kenneth A. MeltonSpc. Christopher L. MendoncaPfc. William L. MeredithSpc. Christopher A. MervilleSpc. Nicolas E. MessmerPfc. Brandon A. MeyerPfc. Harrison J. MeyerPfc. Devin J. MichelSpc. James H. MillerSgt. Mikeal MillerPfc. Dennis J. Miller Jr.Staff Sgt. Frederick L. Miller Jr.Spc. Pedro Millet MeleticheSgt. 1st Class Troy MirandaSgt. Gordon F. MisnerSpc. Gregory J. MissmanSgt. Keman L. MitchellSgt. 1st Class Sean K. MitchellStaff Sgt. Jason W. MonteferingStaff Sgt. Thaddeus S. MontgomerySgt. Milton M. Monzon Jr.Sgt. Jae Sik MoonSpc. Jose L. MoraStaff Sgt. Brian L. MorrisChief Warrant Officer 1Judson E. MountSgt. James P. MuldoonPfc. Robert W. Murray Jr.Sgt. Dimitri MuscatSpc. Nathan W. NakisSpc. Brynn J. NaylorSpc. Randy LJ Neff Jr.Sgt. Julio E. NegronPfc. Albert M. NelsonSgt. Kenneth R. NicholsSpc. Louis E. NiedermeierStaff Sgt. David P. Nowaczyk1st Lt. Mark A. NoziskaSpc. Stephen M. OkrayStaff Sgt. Billy J. OrtonSpc. Bobby J. PaganCapt. Eric T. PaliwodaStaff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot1st Lt. Tyler Edward PartenCpl. Jason G. PautschSgt. 1st Class Eric P. PearrowSpc. Brian H. PenistenSgt. 1st Class Christopher W. PhelpsStaff Sgt. Robert R. PirelliSpc. Eric J. PoelmanStaff Sgt. Andrew R. PokornySpc. Justin W. PollardSgt. Joe PoloSpc. Robert C. Pope llStaff Sgt. Christopher PottsPfc. James E. PreveteMaster Sgt. Charles L. Price IIISgt. 1st Class Neil A. PrinceStaff Sgt. Michael B. QuinnSpc. Tamarra J. RamosSgt. Elijah J. RaoSpc. Omead Hossein RazaniPfc. Dylan T. ReidStaff Sgt. John A. ReinersPfc. Mario A. ReyesSgt. Luis R. ReyesSgt. Joshua J. RimerSpc. Lizbeth RoblesSpc. Ricky W. Rockholt Jr.Staff Sgt. Robb L. RolfingSpc. Edwin W. RoodhouseSpc. Kyle R. RookeyMaj. Mark E. RosenbergSgt. David Roustum2nd Lt. Charles R. RubadoPfc. Aaron J. RusinCapt. Drew E. RussellSpc. Lyle RymerSgt. Yevegeniy RyndychPfc. JR SalvacionStaff Sgt. Alberto V. SanchezSpc. Trinidad Santiago Jr.Cpl. Luis D. SantosSgt. Stephen P. SaxtonPfc. Collin Ryan SchockmelSgt. Mark H. SchoonhovenMaj. Matthew E. SchramSpc. Stephen M. ScottSgt. Michael P. ScusaStaff Sgt. Michael B. ShackelfordSgt. Daniel J. ShawSgt. Jacob M. SimpsonSgt. Christopher C. SimpsonSgt. Robert C. SissonAir Force Senior AirmanBradley R. SmithStaff Sgt. Christopher G. Smith1st Lt. Justin S. SmithSpc. Michael J. SmithSgt. Michael A. SmithSgt. Eric L. SnellCpl. Ismael G. SolorioPfc. Armando SorianoPfc. Eric D. SoufrinePfc. Jason L. SparksSpc. Randy L. StevensStaff Sgt. Glen H. Stivison Jr.Pfc. Brandon M. StyerPfc. Roger AlfonsoSuarez-GonzalezSgt. John Michael SullivanPfc. Ming SunSgt. Timothy J. SuttonSpc. Robert A. SwaneySpc. Tofiga J. TautoloSgt. Norman R. Taylor III1st Lt. Alejo R. ThompsonPfc. Kevin C. ThomsonSgt. 1st Class Duane A. ThornsburyPfc. Joshua K. TitcombMaj. Jeffery P. ToczylowskiSgt. Tromaine K. ToyStaff Sgt. Marvin L. Trost lllSgt. John B. TrotterSpc. Wade M. TwymanPfc. Brian S. UlbrichSpc. Robert O. UnruhStaff Sgt. Gary A. VaillantSgt. Melissa VallesChief Warrant Officer 3Brian K. Van DusenSpc. Robert D. VargaStaff Sgt. Justin L. VasquezSpc. Brian A. VaughnPfc. Jerimiah J. VeitchPfc. Justin Abel VerdejaPfc. Ramon A. Villatoro Jr.Staff Sgt. Thomas E. VitaglianoChief Warrant Officer 2Douglas M. Vose IIISgt. Antwan L. WalkerStaff Sgt. Timothy H. WalkerSgt. Jonathan M. WallsPfc. Rowan D. WalterPvt. Brett A. WaltonPfc. Andrew M. WardSgt. Bennie J. WashingtonStaff Sgt. David WeisenburgChief Warrant Officer 2Stephen M. WellsStaff Sgt. Matthew J. WestSpc. Grant A. WichmannPfc. Matthew E. WildesSgt. Charles T. WilkersonSpc. Jeffery A. WilliamsSpc. Ronnie D. WilliamsStaff Sgt. Taft V. WilliamsStaff Sgt. Arthur C. Williams lVSpc. Nicholas E. WilsonSpc. Thomas J. WilwerthSgt. Jeremiah T. WittmanSpc. James R. WolfSgt. Eduviges G. WolfPfc. Eric P. WoodsStaff Sgt. Gary L. Woods Jr.Spc. Dustin L. Workman IISgt. James R. WorsterCapt. Luke C. WullenwaberPvt. Joshua A.R. YoungSpc. Stephen G. Zapasnik
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  15. 15. 15May 24, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERStory and photo bySgt. Jonathan C. Thibault4th Combat Aviation BrigadePublic Affairs Office, 4th InfantryDivisionAir traffic control specialiststrained on the Air Traffic Navigation,Integration and Coordination Systemat Butts Army Airfield, May 14.The ATNAVIC system is a tacticalradar system that provides a rapid airtraffic control response for conditions —such as radio failure at the tower andinclement weather with no visibility,which affect pilots’ability to land withoutequipment — that prevent the air trafficcontrol tower from working effectively.The Soldiers from Company F, 2ndGeneral Support Aviation Battalion,4th Aviation Regiment, 4th CombatAviation Brigade, 4th InfantryDivision, find the equipment useful.“In situations in which aircrafthave low visibility due to weather, andthe tower has bad radio reception, wecan get the aircraft on a safe approachusing the ATNAVIC system,” said StaffSgt. Samuel Siegar, radar managementsupervisor, Company F, 2nd GSAB.The Soldiers also appreciate thesystem’s portable nature.“The ATNAVIC system is verymobile, perfect for tactical environmentsand can be set up anywhere.All you needto set it up is a runway and a tower,”said Spc. Anthony Willis, air trafficcontroller, Company F, 2nd GSAB.The system is also easy to set up,with appropriate training.“The system can be set up by fourhighly-trained people in one hour,” saidRahn McCullough, product manage-ment air traffic controller net trainer.“Although I haven’t seen it done in thattime, it is still a rapid assembly andeffective piece of equipment that can beused by air traffic controllers.”Company F had seven air trafficcontrollers go through this trainingfor the first time, and one that wasalready certified.Siegar was the only ATNAVICScertified air traffic controller to gothrough the training.“I have been certified for six yearson this type of radar system,” said Siegar.“There (have) been three softwareversion updates in the last two years. Ineeded this training to keep me up todate on all the changes in the system.”The Company F first-timeATNAVICS trainees also found thistraining useful to their job.“Getting certified on the ATNAVICsystem allows air traffic controllersto become rated on radar systems,”said Willis. “We become morewell-rounded air traffic controllers. Wecan use this knowledge when we getout of the Army and want (to do airtraffic control) as civilians.”Spc. Nathaniel Harden, air traffic controller specialist, Company F, 2nd GeneralSupport Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4thInfantry Division, calibrates a scope to get the line of sight on the radar system’santenna at Butts Army Airfield, May 14.Controllers use radar to direct air traffic
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  17. 17. 17May 24, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERVeterankeepsMemorialDayclosetoheartBy Andrea SutherlandMountaineer staffIn the past, Charles Watkins hasspent Memorial Day visiting withveterans, speaking to groups abouthis military service and decoratingthe graves of the men and womenwho made the ultimate sacrificefor their country.The day is important to him.It’s symbolic. But, he fears manyAmericans have forgotten its meaningand the sobering reminder it carries.“It’s changed from what it usedto be,” Watkins said, quietly. “It usedto be a day to honor and rememberthe fallen. Now, it’s just anotherthree-day holiday for mostAmericans.”The recipient of the Colorado2011 Veteran of the Year award,Watkins said it’s important forAmericans to recognize andremember the servicememberswho gave their lives for the country.“If we don’t stand up forourselves, we risk oppression fromdictators and tyrannical governments,”he said. “This country needs awake-up call.”VietnamWatkins never intended to join the military.After completing a semester of college, theColorado native dropped out in order to earn moneyto pay for school. Instead, in 1966, he was drafted.For his tour in Vietnam, Watkins served as ahelicopter pilot with the 11th Armored CavalryRegiment, flying then Col. George Smith Patton IV.“He was not a traditional commander,”Watkins said of Patton. “When we flew, we weredown in the fight, not flying thousands offeet above. If there wasn’t a fight going on,we went looking for one.”When another pilot flew Patton and got lost,Watkins said Patton made it clear only he wouldfly the commander.“He said, ‘Charlie’s my pilot,’” Watkins said.“I flew every single day. The most a pilot could flywas 100 hours per month. I flew between 240 and260 hours because Patton only wanted one pilot.”Throughout his tour, there were good timesand bad.Watkins said he remembers the day in April1969 when he and Patton picked up two dyingmen from the battlefield.“One of them told Col. Patton, ‘Don’t let peopleforget who we are. Don’t forget our kids,’” he said.“Combat is a high tempo game. You just do whatneeds to be done. …You go to your comrades’ needs.“There’s a saying that goes, ‘We go to waras kids and we come home as men, and onlyGod knows what we went through.”On the homefrontFrom her home in Colorado Springs,Donna Watkins tracked her husband’s movementsin Vietnam through television reports.“The reporters were bird-dogging Col.Patton and following him so I could kind oftrack Charlie’s movements,” she said.When he first arrived in country, Charles Watkinswas issued a white helmet that he was supposedto spray paint green. Instead, Donna Watkins said,a friend painted the words, “Chargin’ Charlie”on the back of the helmet in red paint.“I would watch the reports on television,which were already two or three days old, and Iwould see the vibration of his white helmet inthe background with those words so I would seewhat action he had,” she said.Returning homeWhen he came back from Vietnam, CharlesWatkins said he, like many veterans, did not receivea warm welcome from the community.“The public didn’t appreciate us,” he said.“So we crawled into a bottle and started drinking.”He added that he and his comrades drank toomuch. Some never stopped.“My buddy, he couldn’t come back from all that,and he ended up in a nursing home,” he said. “I sawthat it wasn’t good for me. I knew I couldn’t jeopardizemy life. I had a wife and two kids to care for.”“It took him quite a while before he startedexpressing what it was like,” DonnaWatkins said.When the two moved to Germany for anew assignment, Donna Watkins said beingaround other pilots allowed her husband toopen up about his experiences. But aftera deadly helicopter crash in 1972 during atraining exercise, she said her husbandretreated back into isolation.“He changed again,” she said. “He wasdirecting the exercise and he felt as themost experienced pilot he should fly withthe least experienced. He was reading mapsand by the time he felt the aircraft shudder,it was too late.”Reconnecting with the pastAfter Vietnam, Charles Watkins remainedclose to Patton, who retired from the militaryas a major general. When Patton became sickwith a form of Parkinson’s disease, CharlesWatkins continued to visit him. At his funeralin 2004, Watkins delivered one of his eulogies.“He always said he wanted to die fromthe last bullet fired during the last war,”Charles Watkins said.Retiring from the military as a lieutenantcolonel, Charles Watkins served 23 years inthe Army. He said he later reconnected withsome of his crewmembers. One of his battlebuddies retired to Oregon, another becamean attorney. One of his crew chiefs, he said,committed suicide.“It’s a very permanent solution to ashort-term problem,” he said, looking down.“You touch a lot of different people in a lotof different ways.”Still, he said, there are happy stories.“At one reunion, this guy saw meand came running up to me. He said,‘You saved my life. I was dying. Youpulled me out of a hot (landingzone).’ It makes you feel good toknow you were there when theyneeded help.”After 9/11, Charles Watkinssaid he tried to get back on activeduty, but found a different calling asa volunteer at Fort Carson.“It bothered me seeing all theseguys come back and committingsuicide,” he said. “I wanted to help.”Charles and Donna Watkinsattended homecoming ceremonies,greeting every Soldier with ahandshake and a welcome home coin.“We started doing the coinsa few years ago,” he said. “We’vegiven out more than 40,000 so far.”Charles Watkins said he also offersrides to any Soldiers that may need alift after arriving home from war.“I’ll take them wherever theyneed to go. They should not haveto pay to take a taxi,” he said. “Wedidn’t get welcomed. They needsomebody there to shake their handand say, ‘Well done.’”Watkins also spends two dayseach week at the Soldier and Family AssistanceCenter, helping with odd jobs and talking to Soldiersthat need someone to listen.“So many want to hold it inside, but if you openup and talk to other people, you can get rid of someof those horrors of war,” he said. “They trust anotherveteran. The key thing is talking. It helps them.”Keeping the memoriesThis Memorial Day, Charles Watkins has nospeaking engagements, no reunions. Instead, heCharles Watkins, right, poses next to a helicopter with Col. George S. Patton IV in thisundated photograph. Watkins served as Pattons pilot in Vietnam in 1969.Charles Watkins, a retired lieutenant colonel, prepares to greetFort Carson Soldiers during a welcome home ceremony.See Charles Watkins on Page 24
  18. 18. 18 MOUNTAINEER — May 24, 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 announcementsExceptional Family Member Program hourschange — Evans Army Community HospitalsEFMP office is increasing its hours of operation tobetter accommodate the needs of servicemembersand Families. Effective Tuesday, the new hours are:Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday7:30 a.m. to noon. The EFMP office is located inthe hospital’s Woods Soldier Family Care Center,room 2124 on the second floor near the centralstairs. Contact the EFMP Nurse Administrator at503-7442 for more information.Donated annual leave for Fort Carson civilianemployees — is currently being accepted for thefollowing civilians under the Voluntary LeaveTransfer Program. The employees who haveexhausted all available leave because of medicalemergencies and are currently accepting leavedonations are Brad Hanerkratt, Dental Activity;Michele Bower, Space and Missile DefenseCommand; Vincent Lupercio and Tracy Paul,Directorate of Emergency Services; Luz“Susie” Molina, Civilian Personnel AdvisoryCenter; Jacqueline Woodward, Directorateof Contracting; Teresa Miller, Directorate ofFamily and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.Government civilian employees who wish todonate annual leave may complete formOPM-630A, “Request to Donate Annual Leave.”Nonappropriated Fund employees who wish todonate complete form OPM-630B “Out ofAgency.” For more information contact JenniferHagemeier-Robles at 526-4270 or emailjennifer.m.hagemeierrobles.civ@mail.mil.TRICARE 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.;and dinner, 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 — Tutor.com 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. Tutor.com can also help withstandardized test prep, Advance Placement examsand with college essays. Visit http://www.tutor.com/military for more information.Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey —Patients may fill out and return the APLSS tohelp minimize the impact of budget cuts onmedical care. Evans Army Community Hospitalreceives funding based on patients seen andcustomer satisfaction. Positive surveys returnedcan bring in up to $800. Help keep providersand departments and clinics fully functional.Call 526-7256 for more 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).Adult 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 sgtjobson@gmail.com or the Cub Master,Robert Jepsen, robert.jepsen@us.army.miland 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 longlinelarry@aol.com 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 http://www.biglittlecolorado.org/ 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 used toaccess several ranges and training areas, so theroad 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 emailthriftshop@gmail.com 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 and below,in positions comparable to GS7-GS13). The DAP isbased on a systematic plan specializing in develop-mental 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 driving personalvehicles to the emergency room. In the event of alife- or limb-threatening emergency, skilled para-medics and ambulance crew will be able to adminis-ter critical care and aid. Contact the EmergencyDepartment at 526-7111 for 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.
  19. 19. 19May 24, 2013 — MOUNTAINEEREvery year, thousands of people in the Pikes Peak Region give back and getinvolved with local nonprofits through a fun, effective program with a simple motto:Live Here. Give Here. To learn how you can help raise $1 million for the organizationsthat make our community a better place, visit www.indygive.com. It’s the Give!Campaign, powered by The Independent — and you!We’re proud to introduce 60 dynamic local nonprofits, selectedfrom the most competitive group of applicants EVER, to form the Give! Class of 2013.Since 2009, Give! has put $2.3 million into the hands of local charities.This year, we’re going to make it $3.3 million — and we’re counting on YOU!We are now seeking business and foundation partners forthis year’s campaign. Contact us at give@csindy.com foran invite to our June preview event for friends of Give!LIVE HERE. GIVE HERE.AnimalsAll Breed Rescue & TrainingHappy Cats HavenHumane Society of thePikes Peak RegionIndigo Mountain Nature CenterSafe Place for PetsArts & CultureBusiness of Art CenterColorado Springs YouthSymphony AssociationImagination CelebrationIndependent Film Societyof ColoradoThe Millibo Art TheatreModboCoUCCS’ Galleries ofContemporary ArtBig IdeasBlue Star RecyclersCitizens ProjectColorado SpringsCommunity CentersConcrete CouchPikes Peak Urban GardensPublic Market ProjectVenetucci FarmFamiliesColorado Springs TherapeuticRiding CenterCommunity Partnership FamilyResource CenterCommunity Partnership forChild DevelopmentCourt Care for thePikes Peak RegionFostering Hope FoundationRonald McDonald HouseCharities of Southern ColoradoSpecial Kids Special FamiliesGreat OutdoorsCatamount InstituteFriends of Cheyenne CañonFriends of Monument Valley ParkMedicine Wheel Trail AdvocatesRocky Mountain Field InstituteTrails and Open Space CoalitionPlay TogetherIncline FriendsKids on BikesSk8-StrongStarFit KidsTeller County Search and RescueUpaDownaHelping HandsDream Centers ofColorado SpringsEnergy Resource CenterOne Nation Walking TogetherPartners in HousingPlayDate Behavioral InterventionsSilver Key Senior ServicesSprings Rescue MissionTESSAWellnessMission Medical ClinicNational Alliance onMental Illness - Colorado SpringsPikes Peak Suicide PreventionPikes Peak TherapeuticRiding CenterProject Angel HeartSouthern Colorado AIDS ProjectYouthAtlas Preparatory SchoolCASA of the Pikes Peak RegionSafe PassageColorado Springs Teen CourtThe Dale House ProjectKidpower of ColoradoPeak EducationUrban Peak Colorado SpringsGive! Class of 2013Coming november 1, 2013EVER WONDERED WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO GIVE AWAYA MILLION BUCKS?LIVEHEREGIVE+/IndyGive @indygiveGET INVOLVED!IndyGive! is under the charitable umbrella ofThe Pikes Peak Community Foundation
  20. 20. 20 MOUNTAINEER — May 24, 2013Honoring heroesStory and photo byStaff Sgt. Andrew Porch2nd Armored Brigade Combat TeamPublic Affairs Office, 4th InfantryDivisionPUEBLO — “This medal is not forme, it is for the Soldiers that did not comeback,” reads the quote under the portrait ofStaff Sgt. Leroy Petry, recent Medal of Honorrecipient, and the latest servicemember tohave his portrait unveiled in Pueblo.Soldiers of Fort Carson and localresidents who attended the May 9 ceremonyat the Center for American Values interactedwith Medal of Honor recipients, toured thefacility that features more than 140 portraitsof servicemembers awarded the MOH andwitnessed the unveiling of the newest portrait.Petry distinguished himself when heengaged an armed enemy in the vicinity ofthe Paktia Province, Afghanistan, May 26,2008. While wounded from enemy fire,Petry, with complete disregard for his ownsafety, picked up an enemy grenade thatlanded feet from him and his Soldiers. As hereleased the grenade it detonated, amputatinghis right hand at the wrist. Despite theseverity of his wounds, he placed a tourniqueton his wrist and continued to communicatefor support via radio.Petry, who was not able to attend theunveiling due to back surgery, is currentlystationed in Fort Lewis, Wash., and hastaken on the task of helping woundedwarriors and their Families.Capt. Adam Fullerton, Rear Detachmentcommander, 3rd Battalion, 16th FieldArtillery Regiment, 2nd Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 4th Infantry Division, saidhe felt honored to attend the event.“It was a pretty emotional event withthree Medal of Honor recipients there,” hesaid. “You could just tell what it meant tothose guys and what it meant to the commu-nity. I was fortunate to be a part of it.”Drew Dix, Medal of Honor recipient,spoke of the importance of the center.“When (children) leave here, weknow that a few of them are going to takesomething away from this,” said Dix.“They are going to help carry the messagethat we’re trying to create here.”Capt. Matt Anderson, Fort CarsonWarrior Transition Battalion, said heappreciates the support of the community.“It’s awesome,” he said. “It depends (on)where you live, but it’s not always as prevalentas you would like it to be. It’s always awesometo have the local community on your side.”To learn more about the 140 Medal ofHonor recipients, visit the Center forAmerican Values at 101 S. Main Street,Suite 100 in Pueblo.Pueblo unveils Petry portraitMedal of Honor recipients Drew Dix, left, and Jim Taylor unveil aportrait of Staff Sgt. Leroy Petry, recent Medal of Honor recipient,at the Center for American Values located at the HistoricArkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo, May 9. The walls inside thebuilding are lined with more than 140 portraits of servicememberswho have received the Medal of Honor.EventlinksSoldiers,MOHrecipientsStory and photo byStaff Sgt. Andrew Porch2nd Armored Brigade CombatTeam Public Affairs Office,4th Infantry DivisionPUEBLO — Patriotic bannersand the colors red, white and blue linedthe Pueblo Country Club as the city ofPueblo hosted the third annual “Homeof Heroes” Golf Scramble May 10.Pueblo, known as the Home ofHeroes because four living Medalof Honor recipients have called thecity home, hosted more than 60 FortCarson Soldiers for the event.The Soldiers interacted withresidents, community leaders andMOH recipients Drew Dix, JimTaylor and Salvatore Giunta.“It’s good to know there are peopleout there who would pay good moneyjust to play a round of golf withSoldiers,” said Sgt. Justin Banner,Headquarters and Headquarters Troop,2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2ndArmored Brigade Combat Team, 4thInfantry Division.Soldiers not only played a roundof golf, but also received tips froma golf pro.“Dave Stockton, a professionalgolfer, gave a little clinic here for allthe Soldiers, free of cost which makesit better,” said Capt. Adam Fullerton,Rear Detachment commander, 3rdBattalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment,2nd ABCT. “We are fortunate tohave him out here.”Stockton gave tips on stance,grip, lining up on the ball, what tolook at while on the green and howthe green lies.“I don’t usually like to learn thingsbefore I go out and play a round, butit was good information,” said Banner.Fullerton said he appreciated thewarm welcome they received.“We do have quite a few Soldierswho live down here, but you can tell itis a military town,” he said. “They aredoing a great job of supporting us.”Capt. Adam Fullerton, Rear Detachmentcommander, 3rd Battalion, 16th FieldArtillery Regiment, 2nd Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 4th Infantry Division, workson his putting skills before competing inthe “Home of Heroes” Golf Scramble atPueblo Country Club, May 10.
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