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  1. 1. Vol. 71, No. 32 Aug. 16, 2013 Pages 18-19 Page 27 Page 9 Message board INSIDEINSIDE Fort Carson Soldier’s Memorial Walk/Run Event is Saturday at Iron Horse Park; check-in is at 8 a.m. and walk/run begins at 8:30 a.m. Call 526-1867 for more information. Photo by Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault Morgan State University ROTC Cadet Quincy Holder pulls security during a joint downed aircraft simulation training event with the 759th Military Police Battalion and 2nd GeneralSupportAviationBattalion,4thAviationRegiment,4thCombatAviationBrigade, 4th Infantry Division, on Fort Carson, Aug. 6. Holder is training with the 759th MP Bn. as part of his cadet troop leader training, a summer ROTC training program that cadets participate in before they return to their schools for their senior year. CTLT is an opportunityforthecadetstoshadowaplatoonleaderandactuallyconductsometraining while leading an active-duty platoon. See pages 20-21 for more on the training event. Providing cover PartofCarsonhistorycomingdownBy Andrea Stone Mountaineer staff The buildings have stood for nearly 70 years, but seven of them are slated to come down in the coming months. At its heyday during World War II, the Old Hospital Complex on what was then Camp Carson consisted of 57 buildings capable of handling about 3,000 patients, according to documents from the National Park Service. Three of the buildings were nominated for the National Register of Historic Places, but demolition has begun on the remaining ones, located east of Carson Middle School. The buildings, which were built in the 1940s, contain asbestos and lead paint, leading to challenges in their demolition. “Getting it cleaned up is a lot better because the paint has been flaking off for the last 20 years,” said Dave Martin, environmental protection specialist with the Directorate of PublicWorks. “We’re actually cleaning up a site that’s more hazardous than the demolition.” The first building they began work on is asbestos free, but the workers are treating it as though it had asbestos so they can practice their procedures. Asbestos, which occurs naturally, was often used as a building material, and is safe as long as it’s undisturbed. When it’s disturbed, fibers can become airborne and cause respiratory problems, Martin said. To prevent that, air monitors are placed around See Demolition on Page 3
  2. 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — Aug. 16, 2013 This commercial enterprise newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of the Mountaineer are not necessarily the official view of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or the Department of the Army. Printed circulation is 12,000 copies. The editorial content of the Mountaineer is the responsibility of the Public Affairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119, Tel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address is The Mountaineer is posted on the Internet at The Mountaineer is an unofficial publication authorized by AR 360-1. The Mountaineer is printed by Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group, a private firm in no way connected with the Department of the Army, under exclusive written contract with Fort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of the Army or Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group, of the products or services advertised. The printer reserves the right to reject advertisements. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. For display advertising call 634-5905. All correspondence or queries regarding advertising and subscriptions should be directed to Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group, 31 E. Platte Avenue, Suite 300, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, phone 634-5905. The Mountaineer’s editorial content is edited, prepared and provided by the Public Affairs Office, building 1430, room 265, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144. Releases from outside sources are so indicated. The deadline for submissions to the Mountaineer is close of business the week before the next issue is published. The Mountaineer staff reserves the right to edit submissions for newspaper style, clarity and typographical errors. Policies and statements reflected in the news and editorial columns represent views of the individual writers and under no circumstances are to be considered those of the Department of the Army. Reproduction of editorial material is authorized. Please credit accordingly. MOUNTAINEER Commanding General: Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera Garrison Commander: Col. David L. Grosso Fort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Dee McNutt Chief, Print and Web Communications: Rick Emert Editor: Devin Fisher Staff writer: Andrea Stone Happenings: Nel Lampe Sports writer: Walt Johnson Layout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall Classified advertising 329-5236 Display advertising 634-5905 Mountaineer editor 526-4144 Post information 526-5811 Post weather hotline 526-0096 Spc. Andrew J. Reed Paralegal specialist, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Iron Horse Strong? What makes me I joined the Army Feb. 25, 2009, simply to serve my country in an official capacity. I wanted to serve in a way that not everybody could. Serving my country means sacrifice, putting the needs of others before my own. I am Iron Horse Strong because of my temperance, my discernment, my discretion, my mercy, and, last but not least, my faith in God. Being Iron Horse Strong means having the will and the heart to stay true to what you believe in and using that to get back up when life knocks you down; to bounce back from adversity, and stand tall in the face of challenges and obstacles. Raymond F. Chandler III Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond T. Odierno General, United States Army Chief of Staff John M. McHugh Secretary of the Army Antiterrorism Awareness Month Everyone must be vigilantEditor’s note: Army leaders released the following letter in observance of Antiterrorism Awareness Month. August marks the Army’s fourth annual observance of Antiterrorism Awareness Month. We have worked hard to confront the ever-present threat of terrorist attacks against our nation and our Army. Since we began observing Antiterrorism Awareness Month, we have greatly improved community awareness and understanding of the seriousness of the terrorist threat. Over the past year alone, we’ve improved threat information sharing, revised our Antiterrorism Strategic Plan, integrated antiterrorism into the Army Protection Program, and identified new focus areas, such as cyber threats. All of these actions have helped us heighten awareness of the persistent threat posed by terrorists and encouraged our vigilance to prevent acts of terrorism. As we continue to improve our efforts each year to keep our Army Family safe, we have learned that every member of the Army community must play a role in this important mission. Effective antiterrorism measures require a combination of great leadership, a professional police force and active community involvement. We must all be vigilant, continuously watchful for threats and hazards and prepared to report them when we see them. We must also remain aware of our situation and our surroundings, noticing when something or someone seems out of place. Maintaining vigilance and encouraging situational awareness are guiding principles that will help ensure the safety and security of our Soldiers, civilians, Families, infrastructure and information. Leaders at all levels should provide support to the two important focus areas of this year’s observance: encouraging the reporting of suspicious activity and improving use of social media for community outreach. We encourage all commands to sponsor events and promote steps that embrace a community approach to safeguarding our Army. The strength of our defense is our ability to work as a team to protect our people and our installations. Army Strong! “There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy.” — George Washington, 1782 WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/4THID WWW.TWITTER.COM/@4THINFDIV WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/THE4ID WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/THE4ID WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/THE4ID
  3. 3. the demolition site, with several of the monitors located near Iroquois Village, the housing area that borders the demolition site. Air is sucked through a filter and, at the end of the day, the filters are collected and analyzed under a micro- scope. If the fiber count is above a certain threshold, the samples are sent to a lab in Denver to be checked for asbestos fibers. “It’s the most stringent sampling there is,” said Aaron Ardourel, lead air monitoring specialist for Walsh Environmental. As demolition proceeds, workers spray water on the building to keep fibers from becoming airborne, and if the wind picks up, work stops. There are two air speed indicators on the site. If the wind blows more than 12 mph for more than 20 minutes, they stop, said Rick Hughes, site safety manager with Ayuda Management Corp. “We have zero detection,” he said. “One (asbestos) fiber, and we shut down.” DPW’s Environmental Division also monitors the site to ensure compli- ance with regulations. Inspectors from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment inspected the site Aug. 8, and will continue to conduct inspections, Martin said. In addition, the Army Corps of Engineers has a contracting officer representative who monitors the contract to make sure they follow the rules. Workers will be required to wear disposable suits and respirators when they work on asbestos-containing buildings. Regulations from the Office of Safety and Health Administration require them to take those precautions when they work around asbestos for more than 30 days per year. As the buildings are torn down, the debris will be wrapped in plastic sheeting and sealed before being hauled to landfill sites, Hughes said. More housing is planned once the site is cleared, but the presence of lead paint on the exterior of the buildings has created its own difficulties. Lead, also a naturally occurring substance, can be toxic in larger quantities. “They’re going to build housing in that area, so we don’t want that lead to get down in the soil, and then the kids go out and play on the playground or go out and dig in the backyard, and that paint’s still there,” Martin said. Once the rubble is removed, work- ers from the DPW environmental office will test the soil to make sure it’s safe for new housing. People should avoid the area while work is going on. “People need to stay away. This is a construction site,” Hughes said. “We need to keep them out. If anybody needs anything, we’re more than happy to accommodate them, but let’s do it safely.” 3Aug. 16, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER YOUR USED CAR HEADQUARTERS! (719) 466-8300 Offering you a choice in how you buy a car, making a difference in the way you do 945 Motor City Drive, Colorado Springs 80905 | M-Sat 9am - 8pm OOUR USED AACCEUUOYY AR H AADQ AARTERS!RETRAUUQDAEEHA ! At, Clean, Great Buy #SC126 $6,981 ,Sporty , Cl G t B 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix At, Clean, Great Buy #SC1261-1 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix , loaded, nice truck. # $7,981 At, leather , d d i t k 2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 , loaded, nice truck. #SD1068-2 2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 , roof, l $12, Gorgeous, lthr , f llth 2005 Cadillac STS loaded. #SD1205-1 981 l d d # 2005 Cadillac STS Red $ d 2012 Fiat 500 POP 165 $13,481 hot fun! #SD11 , h t f ! #SD1 2012 Fiat 500 POP Saveatthepump,saveatthebank.#SD1245 2012 thepump,saveatthebank.#SD1245 $13,981, tth b Hyundai Accent2012 , pwr eqpd. #SD1 $13,981 T , dA , T, stylish, Agreat buy t li h 2012 Chrysler 200 131 , clean. , d t $14,481 , pwr eqpd, sportyy, lTT,AAT veAAv2012 Dodge 137#SD1 1 # venger ,pwr eqpd, ready t $14, TT,AAT , d d t 2009 Dodge Char to roll! #SC1378-2 981 t ll! # ger2009 Dodge Char , lo $ Gas saver l 2012 Ford Focus SEL oaded w/options. #SD1258 $14,981, d d / ti 2012 Ford Focus SEL Fun car 166, great gas, 3 @ this price. # SD1 $14,981 Fun car , t 3 @ thi i 2012 Mazda 3 Great value, 34k miles, pwr eqpd. #SD1 $14,981, 34k il d 2010 Jeep Patriot Sport 4x4 088-1 2010 Jeep Patriot Sport 4x4 Spoty design, nice ride. # S $15,481, d i i id # S 2012 Mazda 6 195SD1 1 S 2012 Mazda 6 , pwr eqpd, perfe $17, TAAT , d f CompassJeep2012 ect size. #SD6047 981 t i # 4WDCompass What a beau $ 2012 Chevy Camaro XL 2012 Ford F-150 C/C 4x4 , spoil yourself. #SD1257 $23,981 uty , il lft 2012 Chevy Camaro , V8, priced right. #SD6057T $28,981 TT, , V8 i d i ht #SAAT,TXL T 2012 Ford F-150 C/C 4x4 Workers tear down a building from the Old Hospital Complex, Aug. 8. The building, the first of seven to be torn down, is the only one that’s asbestos free, but it’s being treated as though it had asbestos. Keeping the site wet helps keep asbestos fibers from becoming airborne. from Page 1 Demolition Photo by Andrea Stone
  4. 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — Aug. 16, 2013 Photo by Sgt. Jessica Parker Assuming command4th ABCT remembers fallen heroesBy Sgt. Jessica A. Parker 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office Family, friends and co-workers gathered at the Mountain Post Warrior Memorial Aug. 8 to honor the year anniversary of the passing of four warriors. Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin, along with Maj. Thomas Kennedy, Air Force Maj. Walter Gray and U.S. Agency for International Development civilian Ragaei Abdelfattah, were killed in action, while several others were wounded, on a patrol in the Kunar province of Afghanistan. One of the wounded, Capt. Florent Groberg, commander, Personal Security Detachment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, who spent the last year in rehabilitation, wrote about Griffin’s honor and sacrifice. Pamela Griffin read Groberg’s words before the release of the balloons to honor her husband and the other three men who were lost that day. “I respected the man immensely and learned as much as I could from him,” Groberg said. “He died that day a hero, but not only a war hero, but a hero husband, father, son, leader and friend.” Griffin was serving as the 4th IBCT senior enlisted adviser. Kennedy was the brigade fire support officer and Gray was an air liaison officer and flight commander for the Fort Carson-based 13th Air Support Operations Squadron. Lt. Col. Leo Wyszynski, center, incoming commander, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, returns the squadron colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Jody Heikkinen, senior enlisted leader, 3rd Sqdn., 61st Cav. Reg., during an assumption of command ceremony at Waller Physical Fitness Center, Aug. 7., as Col. Brian Pearl, commander, 4th IBCT, looks on. Wyszynski has served with the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team since 2010, as the brigade chief of operations in Afghanistan, as well as operations officer in charge. Hassomeoneinyourorganizationrecentlyreceivedkudos?
  5. 5. 5Aug. 16, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER Fort Carson opens EBHT clinicStory and photo by Spc. Nathan Thome 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Soldiers gained a new tool to remain Iron Horse Strong, after a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opened the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team Embedded Behavioral Health Team 1 clinic on Fort Carson, Aug. 6. “This building is a symbol; it’s a symbol of the leadership’s commitment to the behavioral health of our Soldiers, and the close-working rela- tionship that we have with all the incredible members of Embedded Behavioral Health Team 1,” said Maj. Collin Brooks, executive officer, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. The building supports an important function in the Army. The Fort Carson Embedded Behavioral Health Service began in 2009, with the intention of uniting the medical mission of ensuring the fighting strength, with the command mission of fighting and winning America’s wars, said U.S. Public Health Service Capt. Jennifer Card, EBHT1 chief. “These combined missions were joined together with the introduction of the Embedded Behavioral Health System of care at Fort Carson,” said Card. “As these services flourished in providing care for all of the 4th Inf. Div. brigades, the Department of the Army determined that the Fort Carson model for behavioral health services would become the standard for the force in 2011.” The clinic is the latest, and for now, the final freestanding clinic to support the 4th Inf. Div. “This clinic is strictly for covering 1st Brigade Soldiers,” said Card. “There are five behav- ioral health teams on post, and this is the fifth and final building.” Prior to the clinic, 1st ABCT received care out of the Mountain Post Behavioral Health Clinic, and 4th Brigade Support Battalion’s company operations facility. “This is our lobby, and it’s much bigger than where we were before; it was determined that where we were wasn’t going to be big or sufficient enough for all of us, so we got our own building,” said Card. “There are 13 provider offices in each team building. We have a multi-disciplinary team made up of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurse case managers and site-bound technicians.” The new building was a joint effort between the 1st ABCT and the Medical Department Activity, with a placement of the building in the 1ABCT footprint. Card said the team has already improved behavioral health outcomes, allowing more treatment for Soldiers, and has assisted with the reduction of the stigma of receiving behavioral health care. She said that Soldiers began treatment in the new facility that morning. Stacey Vowels, medical support assis- tant, EBHT1, used to work at the Mountain Post Behavioral Health Clinic before getting assigned to the new clinic. “I’m actually really excited about the move; we finally get our own building, it’s a different environment,” said Vowels. “We work really well together as a team, and we’re right next to our brigade. We have great people, and they go above and beyond to get the Soldiers the help that they need.” Sgt. Danisha St. Ann, behavioral health noncommissioned officer, Company B, 10th Combat Support Hospital, works with Vowels, and is one of the only Soldiers working at the clinic. “I screen patients for mental conditions, and help them in any way that I can,” said St. Ann. “I’ve been doing this for two years, and I love doing it. I’ve always done customer service, and this is the best customer service job in the Army.” St. Ann said the transfer from the main Col. John McGrath, left, commander, Fort Carson Medical Department Activity; U.S. Public Health Service Capt. Jennifer Card, Embedded Behavioral Health Team 1 chief; and Maj. Collin Brooks, executive officer, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of the EBHT1 clinic Aug. 6. See Clinic on Page 12
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  7. 7. 7Aug. 16, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER
  8. 8. 8 MOUNTAINEER — Aug. 16, 2013 Colorado Publishing Company Pfc. Jermaine Collins, Sr., Company F, 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, was convicted, contrary to his pleas, by a military judge, of one violation of Article 85, desertion; two violations of Article 86, AWOL; and, consistent with his plea, to one charge of Article 92, violation of a lawful order, during a May 1 general court-martial. He was sentenced to reduction to private, total forfeiture of all pay and allowances, 14 months confinement and a bad conduct discharge. Pfc. Zachary Toro III, 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div., was convicted, consistent with his pleas, by a military judge alone, of two specifications of forcible rape, Article 120; four specifications of aggravated sexual contact, Article 120; two specifications of forcible sodomy, Article 125; one specification of aggravated assault, Article 128; and three specifications of assault consummated by battery, Article 128; during a May 6 general court-martial. He was sentenced to reduction to private, total forfeiture of all pay and allowances, nine months confinement and a dishonorable discharge. Pfc. Ian Smith, Company A, 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th IBCT, 4th Inf. Div., was convicted, by a military judge alone, consistent with his pleas, of one specification of involuntary manslaughter and one specification of wrongful use of marijuana on divers occasions and wrongful use of hydrocodone during a May 13 general court-martial. He was sentenced to reduction to private, three years confinement and a dishonorable discharge. Spc. Deborah Boros, 127th Military Police Company, 759th MP Battalion, was convicted by an enlisted panel, contrary to her pleas, of two charges and two specifications of Article 85, desertion; one charge and specification of Article 86, AWOL, during a May 22 special court-martial. She was sentenced to reduction to private, forfeiture of $1,000 pay per month for three months, 90 days confinement and a bad conduct discharge. Pvt. Ruben Nevarez, Company D, 1st Bn., 67th Armor Reg., 2nd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., was convicted, by a military judge alone, consistent with his pleas, of five specifications of Article 92, violation of a lawful general regulation; three specifications of Article 112a, wrongful use of marijuana; and one specifi- cation of Article 134, disorderly conduct; during a May 23 general court-martial. He was sentenced to forfeiture of all pay and allowances, nine months confinement and a bad conduct discharge. Spc. Joseph N. Pace Jr., Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Bn., 29th FA Reg., 3rd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., was acquitted, by an officer panel, of two specifications of indecent liberty with a child in violation of Article 120, UCMJ, during a May 30 general court-martial. Pfc. David Burke, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion, was convicted, by a military judge alone, consistent with his pleas, of one specification of aggravated sexual assault of a child, in violation of Article 120, UCMJ; one specification of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, in violation of Article 120, UCMJ; one specification of wrongful distribution of marijuana, in violation of Article 112a, UCMJ; one violation of general disorder (providing alcohol to a minor), in violation of Article 134, UCMJ; and three specifications of AWOL, in violation of Article 86, UCMJ; during a June 21 general court-martial. He was sentenced to reduction to private, total forfeiture of all pay and allowances, seven years confinement and a dishonorable discharge. Pfc. Markeith Chandler, 704th BSB, 4th IBCT, 4th Inf. Div., was found guilty, consistent with his pleas, of one charge and one specification of drug use (marijuana) and one charge and one specification of larceny of a motor vehicle during a July 3 special court-martial. He was found not guilty, contrary to his plea, of one charge and one specification of larceny of a motor vehicle. He was sentenced to reduction to private, forfeiture of $1,010 per month for nine months, nine months confinement and a bad conduct discharge. Spc. Blake Harty, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Bn., 8th Inf. Reg., 2nd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., was convicted, by a military judge alone, contrary to his pleas, of indecent liberty with a child in violation of Article 120, UCMJ, and general disorder in violation of Article 134, UCMJ, during a July 19 general court-martial. He was sentenced to reduction to private, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, 16 months confinement and a bad conduct discharge. Pvt. Warren Lawrence, Company B, 1st Bn., 68th Armor Reg., 3rd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., was convicted, by a military judge alone, consistent with his pleas, of one specification of larceny, in violation of Article 121, UCMJ; one specification of wrongful use of cocaine, in violation of Article 112a, UCMJ; and one specification of wrongful use of marijuana, in violation of Article 112a, UCMJ; during a July 31 special court-martial. He was sentenced to five months confinement and a bad conduct discharge. Pvt. Jeremia Welch, Company B, 1st Bn., 8th Inf. Reg., 3rd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., was convicted, by a military judge alone, consistent with his pleas, of one specification of desertion, in violation of Article 85, Uniform Code of Military Justice, and four specifications of absence without leave, in violation of Article 86, UCMJ, during a general court-martial Aug. 1. He was sentenced to total forfeiture of all pay and allowances, six months confinement and a bad conduct discharge. The following are the results of cases tried on Fort Carson from May 1 through Aug. 1.Courts-Martial
  9. 9. Story and photo by Spc. Nathan Thome 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office More than 40 Fort Carson single and geographical bachelor Soldiers attended the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Army Family Action Plan conference at the Elkhorn Conference Center, to discuss issues and concerns on post, Aug. 7-8. The conference was an opportunity for single Soldiers to voice their concerns and present ideas to improve the Army and Fort Carson, according to Spc. Anthony Castillo, installation BOSS president. “It gives Soldiers a platform to promote change,” Castillo said. The top issues presented were: Soldiers losing money because of a meal card they can’t or don’t use; DFAC hours don’t accommodate Soldiers who work odd hours, and only one DFAC is open on the weekend; lack of furniture, appliances and security for some unit barracks; unfair visitation rules during the week and weekend; and shelter for vehicles in barracks and dining facility parking lots to hinder weather damage. During the conference, the Soldiers were assigned to one of four groups and talked with a facilitator about issues they wanted addressed. Many of the Soldiers’ issues were quality of life issues, which still get addressed, even if they aren’t fixed during the AFAP conference, said Castillo. “They bring up a lot of issues; the biggest ones are always about the dining facilities and barracks,” Castillo said. “For example, some barracks are worse than others, or the dining facilities are not open 24 hours, and don’t adjust (the hours) on the weekends.” On the first day of the conference, each of the four groups went to its own room to highlight issues and develop solutions. All Soldiers removed their rank for the duration of the conference, to signify that rank wasn’t relevant to the discussions. “By having the Soldiers bring up concerns, we’re giving them a voice,” said Toni Savino, recreation specialist, entertainment branch, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. “Every Soldier has the potential to have an idea that will change the Army for the better.” During the second day, each group narrowed down its issues to five. After everyone reconvened in the main conference room, each group selected a spokesperson to talk about its concerns and possible solutions. “After the issues are presented here and voted on, they will be taken to the next installation AFAP conference and addressed there,” said Savino. After each group presented its five issues, Soldiers in attendance received five stickers to vote with, narrowing down the total 20 issues to only five, which would then be presented to Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Steven O. Green. Soldiers volunteered to attend the 9Aug. 16, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER FamilyOwnedand Operatedfor Over43years. CommittedtotheCommunityweserve. Heuberger Motors is Proud to be an heubergermotors heubergermotors heubergermotors1080MOTORCITYDRIVE Quality PreOwned Vehicles Over 120 Cars, Vans, Trucks, & SUVs in Stock! 132723B ‘99 Toyota Camry Low Miles, Auto, Power Moonroof, Loaded $4,988 $5,988 132920A ‘02 Dodge Dakota V6, Auto, Loaded SLT Pkg, Nice! $17,988 133390A ‘08 Dodge Nitro R/T 4x4 Low Miles, Auto, Leather, Moonroof, 20” Alloys, Super Nice 719-694-1926 $20,988 133332A ‘06 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4x4, Low Low miles, Auto, Alloys TRD-Offroad, Loaded, Super Nice! BESTBUYSUBARU.COM Call & Schedule your test drive! $5,988 140440A ‘04 Ford Taurus SEL Wagon Auto, A/C, Nice Family Wagon 140675A ‘03 Jeep Grand Chrokee 4x4 Auto, A/C, AM/FM/CD, Value Priced $6,988 133313B ‘11 Mitsibishi Lancer Low Miles, Auto, A/C, Alloys, Loaded! $13,988 7668 ‘07 Ford Mustang Low Miles, Shaker Stereo, Auto, Spoiler! $12,988 132787A ‘06 Chevrolet Equinox LT Auto, 3.4L V6 , FWD, LOADED! $8,988 133359A $10,988 ‘05 Buick Lacrosse Low Miles, Auto, Chrome Wheels, Value Priced! 131942J ‘06 Mazda Tribute S Auto, 4WD, 4 Door, Well Maintained! $8,988$6,988 140220A ‘05 Saturn Relay Mini Van Auto Dual A/C, 3rd Row Seats $2,988 140619A ‘98 GMC Suburban 4x4 Auto, Dual A/C, 3rd Row Seats $10,988 133132A ‘04 Ford F-150 Fx4 4x4 Auto, A/C, Leather, Loaded, Value! Spc. James Richardson, right, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and Spc. Antonio Holmes, Battery B, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field ArtilleryRegiment,1stArmoredBrigadeCombatTeam,4thInfantryDivision,writedownan issue to be discussed during the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Army Family Action Plan conference at the Elkhorn Conference Center, Aug. 8. Soldiers removed their rank to signify that rank wasn’t relevant to the discussions See Concerns on Page 12 Soldiers speak up at BOSS AFAP
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  13. 13. 13Aug. 16, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER Miscellaneous The Directorate of PublicWorks Housing Division — is now located in building 1225. Parking for building 1225 is located off of Felkins Street. The entrance to the Housing Division is on the west side of building 1225. For more information, call 323-7016. Finance travel processing — All inbound and outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. Self-help weed control program — Department of Defense regulations require training for people applying pesticides on military installations. Units interested in participating in the program must send Soldiers for training on the proper handling, transportation and application of herbicides. Once individuals are properly trained by the Directorate of Public Works base operations contractor, Fort Carson Support Services, Soldiers can be issued the appro- priate products and equipment so units can treat weeds in rocked areas around their unit. Weed control training sessions for Soldiers are available the first and third Monday of the month through September from 10 a.m. to noon in building 3711. Products and equipment will be available for Soldiers on a hand receipt. Each unit may send up to five people for training. For more information about the DPW Self-Help Weed Control Program, call 896-0852. First Sergeants’Barracks Program 2020 — is located in building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The office assists Soldiers with room assignments and terminations. For more information call 526-9707. Recycle incentive program — The Directorate of Public Works has an incentive program to prevent recyclable waste from going to the landfill. Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call 526-5898 for more information about the program. Sergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 840 O’Connell Blvd. from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC is open to all active members and those interested in becoming future SAMC members. The club was originally a U.S. Forces Command organization of elite noncom- missioned officers but is now anArmywide program for those who meet the criteria and have proven themselves to be outstanding NCOs through a board/leadership process. Contact SAMC president Sgt. 1st Class Ramsey Flores at 832-498-1402 or for information. Directorate of Public Works services — DPW is responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone numbers and points of contact for services: • Facility repair/service orders — Fort Carson Support Services service order desk can be reached 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 Eric Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. when needing trash containers, trash is overflowing or emergency service is required. • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ for service needs or to report complaints. • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey. • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ Use this number to obtain self-help tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. • Base operations contracting officer representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 or email for questions on snow removal, grounds maintenance and contractor response to service orders. • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at 524-0786 or email to request latrines, for service or to report damaged or overturned latrines. • Signs — Call Jim Diorio, Fort Carson Support Services, at 896-0797 or 524-2924 or email to request a facility, parking or regulatory traffic sign. The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building 1430, room 233. During duty hours, Soldiers should call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number for after hours, holidays and weekends is 526-0051. Briefings 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held Tuesdays in building 1430, room 150, from noon to 1 p.m. Soldiers must be private to sergeant first class with a minimum General Technical Score of 105; be a U.S. citizen; score 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test; and pass a Ranger physical. Call 524- 2691 or visit Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — is held Wednesday through Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans Chapel. Class is limited to the first 50 people. Call 526-5613/5614 for details. Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noon the second and third Wednesday of each month at the Freedom Performing Arts Center, building 1129 at the corner of Specker Avenue and Ellis Street. The Retirement Services Office recommends spouses accompany Soldiers to the briefing. Call 526-2840 for more information. ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the first and third Wednesday of each month. Briefing sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come, first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 days of their expiration term of service, but must attend no later than 30 days prior to their ETS or start of transi- tion leave. Call 526-2240/8458 for more information. Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA processes to include turning in excess property, reutilizing government property, web-based tools available, special handling of property and environmental needs. To schedule an orientation, contact Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo. for receiving/turn in; Mike Welsh at for reutilization/web tools; or Rufus Guillory at Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays in building 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 for personnel being reassigned stateside is at 1 p.m., with the briefing starting at 1:30 p.m. Soldiers are required to bring Department of the Army Form 5118, signed by their physician and battalion commander, and a pen to complete forms. Call 526-4730/4583 for details. Army ROTC Green-to-Gold briefings — are held the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon at the education center, building 1117, room 120. Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. Hours of Operation Central Issue Facility • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from 7:30-10:30 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; call 526-3321. • Unit issues and turn ins — require approval, call 526-5512/6477. Education Center hours of operation — The Mountain 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 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Army Learning Center — Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education 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 building 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Claims Office hours — are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., located on the first floor of building 6222, 1633 Mekong Street. Shipment under Full Replacement Value claimants must submit Department of Defense Form 1840R or After Delivery Form 1851 for additionally discovered items to the carrier within 75 days online. Claimants must log into Defense Personal Property System at and submit the claim within nine months directly to the carrier to receive full replacement value for missing or destroyed items. All other claims should be submitted to the Claims Office within two years of the date of delivery or date of incident. Call 526-1355 for more information. Work Management Branch — The DPW Work Management Branch, responsible for processing work orders — Facilities Engineering Work Requests, DA Form 4283 — is open for processing work orders and other in-person support from 7- 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Afternoon customer sup- port is by appointment only, call 526-2900.The Work Management Branch is located in building 1219. Legal services — provided at the Soldier Readiness Processing site are for Soldiers undergoing the SRP process. The SRP Legal Office will only provide powers of attorney or notary services to Soldiers processing through the SRP. Retirees, Family members and Soldiers not in the SRP process can receive legal assistance and powers of attorney at the main legal office located at 1633 Mekong St., building 6222, next to the Family Readiness Center. Legal assistance prepares powers of attorney and performs notary services on a walk-in basis from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. BOSS meetings are held the first and third Thursday of each month from 2-3:30 p.m. at The Foxhole. Contact Spc. Anthony Castillo at 524-2677 or visit the BOSS office in room 106 of The Hub for more information. Text “follow CarsonBOSS” to 40404 to receive updates and event information. Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operation DFAC Friday Saturday-Sunday Monday-Thursday Stack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. 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: Closed Closed 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: Closed Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner: Closed LaRochelle 10th SFG(A) Closed Closed Closed Monday Tuesday-Thursday Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner: Closed
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  15. 15. 15Aug. 16, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER Participants in the Hired program listen to feedback from their mock interviews. The students were interviewed by volunteers from Security Service Federal Credit Union. The program gives high school students the opportunity to gain work experience and training. Teens hired through HiredStory and photos by Andrea Stone Mountaineer staff Xavia Powell never thought she’d get a job, but her experience through the Hired program opened doors for the 19 year old. The program, offered through Child, Youth and School Services, gives high school students an opportunity to learn employment skills — such as resume and cover letter writing and interviewing — and to serve an apprenticeship at various locations on post. “It’s a good opportunity, not only with work experience, but everything that goes into it,” Powell said. “I didn’t think I’d get a job, but look at me.” Last summer, through the Hired program she worked as a teacher’s aide at the West Child Care Center. When an opening for a regular employee came up, she applied, and was hired in October as a child and youth program assistant. “It’s learning day-by-day, but it’s really rewarding,” she said. “You get to see a lot of things that other people don’t see, like when Little Johnny takes his first step.” Hired, an Armywide program, began four years ago as a way to provide youths valuable work experience. “What we see a lot is that youths are being told they need work experience to get a job, but no one is willing to hire them to get the work experience,” said Denise Dorsett, workforce preparation specialist with CYSS. Each Hired session lasts 12 weeks, and participants are required to do 180 hours of work and attend six training classes. “This is a hard program,” Dorsett said. “There’s a lot more involved in it than just working at Taco Bell. They have to come to the trainings. They have to do the hours.” At the end of the session, mock interviews are conducted by volunteers from Security Service Federal Credit Union. “For us, it’s really important to provide workplace education to young people, because they’re going to be our future leaders and our future employees,” said Rebecca Bumgarner, service center manager, SSFCU. “It’s our way of giving back.” The process for students begins with a written application, an interview and short orientation with Dorsett. She explains the requirements of the program and the different opportunities available on post. Participants can work at the CDC, the Outdoor Recreation Center, Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course, the Outdoor Pool and other locations. They can do up to two sessions per calendar year for three years, with a maximum of six sessions, and can work at the same place for each session or different places every time. If participants complete all requirements of the program, they receive a stipend, from $500 to $750. The amount of the stipend increases with each session, to encourage them to do more than one, but it takes about two months after the end of the session for students to receive their money. “Because they don’t get paid, there has to be a high level of commitment with these kids,” Dorsett said. The goal of the program is to, not only provide them with work experience and employment skills, but also give them a broad understanding of how their work site functions. “If you want to work in child care, you get an idea what it’s like,” Dorsett said. “You may have an image in your head that has nothing to do with what it actually is.” Sean Kinoff, 17, has taken advantage of that opportunity with all three of his Hired sessions. He’s worked at the Outdoor Pool, Outdoor Rec, and he just finished a 12-week session at the Auto Crafts Center, his favorite location. “I get to see something new every day,” he said. “Yesterday I saw a ’58 Buick Roadmaster.” Ramel Peoples, 16, just completed his first Hired session as a lifeguard. “I liked it,” he said. “I was motivated. I learned that being a lifeguard is not an easy job. … You have to be calm about it. If someone is freaking out, you can’t freak out or you’ll sink.” The Hired sessions run quarterly, and a new session will begin in mid-September. About 50-60 students participate in the summer sessions and 10-15 in the others. “Close to 98 percent (of participants) complete,” Dorsett said. “I have very few that actually drop out. I’m kind of persistent.” If apprentices don’t like their job or the location they’re assigned, she will move them to another location. “I try to exhaust everything before I say, ‘OK, this is just not going to work,’” she said. Students, 15-18, who are interested in participating in the next Hired session can contact Dorsett at 524-2457. Michael Olson, 15, answers questions during an interview with Sanja Romanishan, a volunteer from Security Service Federal Credit Union. The mock interviews were part of workforce training offered to high school students through the Hired program.
  16. 16. 16 MOUNTAINEER — Aug. 16, 2013 Claims to the Estate Spc. John M. Littrell — With deepest regret to the Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims against or indebtedness to his estate should contact Capt. John-Michael Gallogly at 524-4016. Sgt. First Class Michael B. Lube — With deepest regret to the Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims against or indebtedness to his estate should contact Capt. Glenn R. Nieradka at 524-1533. Spc. Eric D. Hobson — With deepest regret to the Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims against or indebtedness to his estate should contact 1st Lt. Aly Tran at 712-574-9349. Upcoming events Mountain Post Spouses’ Club — Super sign-up and open house will be Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Special Events Center. For more information, visit or email membership. STEM Day — The National Security Space Institute and Rocky Mountain Company Grade Officers’ Council hosts a free STEM day Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peterson Air and Space Museum. There will be hands-on science, technology, engineering and math activities for kindergarten-8th grade. Free T-shirts, cotton candy and snow cones available, while supplies last. Activities are open to all Department of Defense identification card holders. For more information, call 598-9755. General announcements Access control policy changing — Effective Sept. 4 access control procedures for visitors entering Fort Carson are changing. All visitors without a Department of Defense photo identification card will be required to enter through Gate 1. The number 1 traffic lane at Gate 1 will be reserved for DOD ID card holders. All visitors will have their ID electronically scanned, and their vehicles are subject to inspection prior to being granted access. Gate 3 will continue to process commercial vehicles. DOD ID card holders are authorized access through any gate, any lane. Employee art show — The U.S. General Services Administration is sponsoring an art exhibition to encourage the creative talents of federal employees. The artwork will be exhibited in Denver, and a panel of art professionals will judge. Participation is open to current federal employees. Deadline for entry forms is Sept. 20. Email for more information. Voting assistance — The Voting Assistance Office, located in building 1218, room 212, is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday-Friday. Call 526-3963 for assistance, or additional information can be found at Seeking volunteers — Cub Scout Pack 164 needs scouts and adult volunteers who enjoy the outdoors, camping, climbing, sports, helping the community and more. Contact Sara Ehrhart, committee chair, 785-226-0267, troop(underscore) Water quality report — The Directorate of Public Works has issued its annual water quality report. Fort Carson’s water, supplied by Colorado Springs Utilities, is of high quality and has been for many years. The report can be viewed at School lunch and breakfast program — School District 8 is accepting applications for the national School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. Application forms are being provided to all homes with a letter to parents. Additional copies are available in each school. The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility and verifying data. Applications may be submitted any time during the school year. Contact Dawn Muniz at 719-382-1334 or email for more information. Speed limit changes — The existing 40 mph speed limit on Butts Road between Wilderness and Airfield roads has been reduced to 30 mph. Call 526-9267 for information regarding the change. Same day appointments — Evans Army Community Hospital Family Medicine Clinics, Internal Medicine Clinic and Pediatric Clinic are operating under an appointment model called “Open Access,” offering same day appointments. Beneficiaries may not be offered the exact hour they want. Call the Access to Care Line, 526-2273, to make an appointment. Homes offered to wildfire victims — Tierra Vista Communities on Schriever Air Force Base is offering six to 12 month leases to Colorado residents displaced by the wildfire. Call 683-3660 for more information. Transfer military hospital or clinic when relocating — TRICARE Online users must update their military hospital or clinic location online each time they relocate. Transferring military hospital or clinic affiliation in TOL does not automatically transfer the TRICARE enrollment in Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. Changes to dining facility — The Evans Army Community Hospital DFAC has reduced 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 an assortment of nutritious grab-n-go items during these meal hours: breakfast — assorted beverages, cold cereal, assorted pastries, hard-boiled eggs, breakfast burritos, scones, muffins, fresh fruit and yogurt; lunch and dinner — assorted beverages, assorted pre-made sandwiches, assorted pre-made salads, fresh fruit, yogurt and assorted desserts. Call 526-7968 or 7973 for more information. Library program — for military Families offers homework and studying help from a professional tutor, any time of day or night, free for K-12 students in military Families. Expert tutors are available online 24/7 to help students in more than 16 subjects, including math, science, English and social studies. can also help with standardized test prep, Advance Placement exams and with college essays. Visit http://www. for more information. Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey — Patients may fill out and return the APLSS to help minimize the impact of budget cuts on medical care. Evans Army Community Hospital receives funding based on patients seen and customer satisfaction. Positive surveys returned can bring in up to $800. Help keep providers and departments and clinics fully functional. Call 526-7256 for more information. Seeking volunteers — Cub Scout Pack 264 needs volunteers for den leaders and committee members. No experience is needed. Training will be provided by Boy Scouts of America staff. There is always a need for new volunteers to fill positions or just help out at various activities. Contact the committee chair, Johnathon Jobson at or the Cub master, Robert Jepsen, and put Scout Volunteer in the subject line. Triple Threat expands — The Southeast Family Center and Armed ServicesYMCA hosts Triple Threat meetings for Family members of military personnel dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder. Groups meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evenings at theYMCA located at 2190 Jet Wing Drive in Colorado Springs. Contact Larry Palma at 559-376-5389 or for details. Thrift shop accepts credit cards — The Fort Carson Thrift Shop is now accepting debit and credit cards. The shop, located in building 305, is open Tuesday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Contact Gail Olson at 526-5966 or email for more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities. Donations may be dropped off at the store during normal business hours or at the recycling center located near the main exchange. Share-a-Ride — is a free online car pool coordi- nation to and from post, as well as van pool options, typically for those commuting 30 or more miles to post. Riders are matched based on their origination and destination points, as well as days and times of travel. Users specify whether they are offering a ride, need a ride or if they are interested in sharing driving duties. When a “match” is found, users are notified immediately of rider options, allowing them to contact and coordinate ridesharing within minutes. Access the ride-share portal by visiting IMCOM recruits — Installation Management Command is recruiting junior and mid-level employees to participate in a Developmental Assignment Program. DAP is designed to support functional and leadership training, which is one of the essential pillars of the HQ, IMCOM Campaign Plan LOE 3. Eligible applicants are IMCOM appropriated-fund employees (GS7-GS13) and nonappropriated fund employees (NAF-5 and below, in positions comparable to GS7-GS13). The DAP is based on a systematic plan specializing in developmental assignments through various functional areas for a period of up to 60 days. The program provides multifunctional training and assignments to strengthen the experience of employees and prepare them for broader responsibilities, improve organizational communication, and develop well-rounded personnel. Applications can be obtained by contacting your organization’s training coordinator or the Workforce Development Program. Operation Mentor — Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks children ages 9-16 from military Families to participate in the military mentoring program, which matches children with adult volunteers who serve as positive role models. Visit http://www. for more information. Ambulance service — Fort Carson officials urge community members to contact emergency personnel by calling 911 instead of driving personal vehicles to the emergency room. In the event of a life- or limb-threatening emergency, skilled paramedics and ambulance crew will be able to administer critical care and aid. Contact the Emergency Department at 526-7111 for more information. Prescription policy — All handwritten prescriptions from a TRICARE network provider will be filled at the Soldier and Family Care Center located adjacent to and east of Evans Army Community Hospital. When calling in for refills on those prescriptions, beneficiaries will continue to use the SFCC. A dedicated refill window in this facility will reduce wait time. The SFCC pharmacy is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The pharmacy is located on the first floor near the east entrance of the facility; park in the “G” lot, east of the building. Call 503-7067 or 503-7068 for more information.
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Carson Main Gate 10% Discount Mon-Fri (11am-2pm) LUNCH BUFFET All You Can Eat Story and photos by Andrea Stone Mountaineer staff Camouflage paint, physical readiness training, radio communication, night vision goggles – it’s all in a day’s work for Soldiers, but it was a brand new experience for their children Saturday. The Jr. Vanguard Basic Training Day “Recruits” learn to work as a team as they navigate a simulated minefield during the Jr. Vanguard Basic Training Day Camp, Saturday. The event was put on by the 4th Engineer Battalion and was open to children and friends of 4th Eng. Bn. and 43rd Sustainment Brigade Soldiers. Soldiers from the 4th Engineer Battalion train “recruits” on proper marching technique during the Jr. Vanguard Basic Training Day Camp, Saturday. The event was put on by the 4th Eng. Bn. and was open to children and friends of 4th Eng. Bn. and 43rd Sustainment Brigade Soldiers. Camp was an opportunity for children of Soldiers in the 4th Engineer Battalion and 43rd Sustainment Brigade to get a taste of what their parents do, and the event connected them in unexpected ways. “I think it’s awesome to learn,” said Esmerelda Mansfield, 10. “I haven’t been with my stepdad in the Army that long. It’s pretty amazing to find out what they do in the day.” Noah McMurray, 11, said he was eating the same meal, ready to eat, that his stepdad had eaten, beef brisket. “The MREs are actually pretty good,” said William Smithies, 11. The goal of the event was to raise funds in the event of a casualty among 4th Eng. Bn. Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan, said Capt. Kevin Balentine, rear detachment commander. “It all goes back to the Families,” he said. The day began with the oath of allegiance, many children taking the words literally as they repeated, “I, state your name.” After PRT, they split into teams and worked through various stations, such as a black-out maze with night vision goggles, a 45 degree rappel incline, a simulated minefield obstacle course and a first-aid station. The children also had the opportunity to climb into a buffalo, a heavily armored vehicle used to clear roadside bombs. The buffalo was especially meaningful to Adam Miller, 10. His father worked in one during his first deployment. “(It was) cool to go into the buffalo because nobody gets to go into it, but military kids,” he said. Many of the children have deployed parents, but some had parents who were there as volunteers or spectators. “I think this is a great event, and I’m so happy to see the Soldiers out here supporting the Families,” said Maj. Amy Jackson, executive officer, 43rd SB. “My daughter tells me she wants to be just like me, and this is her taste of basic training. She’s loving it.” The inspiration for the event came from the 555th Engineer Brigade, the battalion’s higher headquarters, said Hillary Mooney, family readiness support assistant, 4th Eng. Bn. The Joint Base Lewis-McChord-based brigade held a deployment camp for their children. “I think this has gone incredibly well,” Mooney said. “I was very pleased with the Soldier support. The kids have had a great time. I couldn’t be happier.” The engineers built the rappel incline and maze from scrap materials and taught the children Soldier tasks, such as marching, standing at attention and saluting. The day concluded with a game of capture the flag and the presentation of certificates of enlistment and dog tags. “The (noncommissioned officers) we work with went above and beyond,” said 1st Lt. 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  19. 19. Story and photos by Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault 4th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division Securing a landing zone, hovering above an extraction point and rappelling down to hoist a casualty to safety were all second nature to Soldiers who conducted a joint training exercise for a downed aircraft simulation Aug. 6. Soldiers from the 759th Military Police Battalion and 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, took part in the training. “It was a culminating exercise,” said Lt. Col. Tyler Smith, battalion commander, 2nd GSAB, 4th Avn. Reg. “We were able to coordinate with 759th MP Bn. to exercise our air assault capability, coupled with their desire to train some of their elements on aerial reaction capabilities. It was a great training opportunity for us to incorporate our battalion and other units.” The MP’s mission was to conduct a ground search and secure and rescue, during a downed aircraft scenario. “It was a great experience for the Soldiers to learn all the basics, such as deploying and extracting from an aircraft, medevac training and pilot rescue,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Heberer, battalion commander, 759th MP Bn. “This exercise helped us train more than 150 Soldiers on aircraft operations and gave us the chance to train our dog handlers.” Company C, 2nd GSAB, 4th Avn. Reg., did gradual training to become proficient on hoisting casualties of a downed aircraft, and Soldiers said it was the highlight of the joint training exercise. “The hoist training we’ve done has been on anything dealing with aircraft emergencies, hand-and-arm signals, and learning how to run the cable up and down,” said Staff Sgt. Neil Schmidt, flight paramedic, Company C. “We start by using something like a cinder block, and then move on to actual people. When we did the hoist during the exercise, it was only a 30-foot hoist. We can do up to 250-foot hoist into a confined area.” Hoist training for this collabora- tive exercise began months ago by well-trained flight paramedics from Company C, said Smith. “This unit might have just started, but there is not a single Soldier doing the hoisting operations who hasn’t done it downrange or in another organization,” said Smith. “The Soldiers we have doing hoists have an expansive amount of experience with these types of operations. We will set up our standard operating procedures and become even more efficient then we already are.” Also, hoist training provides valuable lifesaving assets to units during deployments, said Smith. “Once preflight-ready, the medevac flight crew can be ready in nine to 15 minutes,” said Smith. “They are always racing to the sound of the guns. There could be enemy or not, could be dusty or not, could be a hoist or a landing, and the scope of injuries can be vast. The hardest part that a medevac flight crew has is they’re constantly training to be ready for anything.” The training conducted for the exercise gives the units many deployable assets and makes an impact on the capabilities of other units of Fort Carson. “It’s a great first step for us to demonstrate to the Fort Carson community that we are eager to be integrated into their training and serve as an arm for their training as they prepare for their ground force missions,” said Smith. “We are here to provide extra flexibility and add that third dimension for the brigade combat teams. We are excited to work with all Fort Carson teams and enjoy bringing them the gift of aviation.” 759th MP Bn. Soldiers said the training was successful and look forward to working with 4th CAB in the future. “Lt. Col. Smith and his battalion have been true professionals,” said Heberer. “It’s been a joy to work (with) this battalion. We’ve learned a lot from them about their aviation tactics, plans, and how they execute. I believe they learned about how we work, such as our ground tactic plans and how we use our military working dogs. This exercise has established a growing friendship between our two units for the next couple of years.” 21Aug. 16, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER20 MOUNTAINEER — Aug. 16, 2013 Spc. Jen Weiler, right, health care specialist, 110th Military Police Company, 759th Military Police Battalion, evaluates an injuredpilotportrayedbySgt.Michael Tiller, CH-47 Chinook mechanic, Company D, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Aug. 6. Soldiers from the 759th Military Police Battalion drag a simulated casualty to an extraction location as a UH-60 Black Hawk (Medevac) from 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, waits to medevac the injured Soldier, Aug. 6. 2nd Lt. Derrik Williams, platoon leader, 59th Military Police Company, 759th MP Battalion, directs a UH-60 Black Hawk (Medevac) as Staff Sgt. Neil Schmidt, flight paramedic, Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, descends to pick up an injured Soldier during a downed aircraft simulation, Aug. 6.
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