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Vol. 58, No. 5 Published in the interest of the 7th Infantry Division and the Fort Carson, Colo., community February 4, 2000 I NSIDE Charges Soldiers charged in barracks incident. See Page 2 Taxes The Tax Center is open for business. See Page 4 7th ID Photos by Ralph Yoder Wrap ‘em up, ship ‘em out ... Ten Apaches from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment were prepared for shipping to Bosnia by Corpus Christi Army Depot mechanics Jan. 21 and 22 at the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas. There is a post farewell for the sol- diers of the 3rd ACR Saturday at the Post Physical Fitness Center beginning at 6 p.m. The event includes live music, Denver Bronco cheerleaders and free food and beverages. The event is open to the public. Soldiers from the Oregon National Mountaineer named best Guard train, prepare to deploy. paper in Forces Command See Page 14 Fort Carson Public Affairs Office Mott of the 14th Public Affairs Happenings From the best transportation unit Detachment, placed second in Stand to the best fire department, Fort Alone Photo. A second place award Carson soldiers and community in the Picture Story category went to members have many things to be Spc. Adam Thornton, 14th PAD. proud of. Now there is one more item Contract members of the staff to add to the list — the Mountaineer. Forces Command announced competed in the special contributors Friday that the Mountaineer placed category. Sportswriter Walt Johnson first in the competition for civilian placed first in that category and enterprise, tabloid size newspaper staffwriter Nel Lampe placed third. category. The Mountaineer was fol- The 14th PAD is a rapid deploy- lowed by The Guardian, Fort Polk, able unit stationed at Fort Carson and Black History Month La., and Tiefort Telegraph, Fort Irwin, is the perfect time to performs public affairs duties. The visit the Black Calif. PAD won third place in the Field American West A civilian enterprise newspaper is Newspaper Categoryfor its produc- Museum and Heritage one in which the editorial content is provided by the Army and the print- tion of the Desert Voice while in Center in Denver. See B-1 ing expenses are covered by a con- Kuwait earlier this year. tractor. Thornton, who is currently The competition recognizes jour- deployed to Venezuela, also won first F EATURE S nalistic excellence and honors Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware, former Army place in the Photojournalism category for a Desert Voice contribution. Commander’s Chief of Public Affairs. Ware The Mountaineer and other first Photo by Cpl. Bryan Beach Corner Page 2 Community Page 5 received the Medal of Honor in World War II and was killed in Vietnam in place entries will be forwarded to the Blast off ... Department of the Army for consider- Krystile-Lee Drake and Kaylee Military Page 13 1968. In addition, Mountaineer staff ation in the next level of competition. Weidman, family members, take Sports Page 19 member Cpl. Bryan Beach placed Winning entries go on to the advantage of the snow Sunday. Classifieds Page 24 third in Story Series category. Department of Defense to be judged Pvt. Murphy Page B7 Contributing staff member Spc. Zach against the best of the other services. 2 MOUNTAINEER February 4, 2000 FIRST THINGS FIRST Commander’s Corner Barracks visitors policy aims to protect soldiers’ homes always been required to sign in with the Charge of This change in policy is aimed at protecting our Quarters upon entering the barracks. Now, all visi- soldiers in their home, because for a great majority “Soldiers who tors must leave a picture identification card that of young soldiers, the barracks is home. It is not includes a date of birth with the CQ. The ID will be just a place to sleep or a place to shower and live in the bar- returned upon that visitor's departure from the bar- change clothes. racks have a racks. We will continue our efforts to improve the bar- Minors (any non-soldier who is under the age right to expect of 18) must be accompanied by a parent or legal racks. We've seen some of these improvements with the opening of the new Army 1-plus-1 Standard a safe and guardian when in the barracks. If minors are found Barracks near Gate 2 last year and the Benham- in the barracks without a parent or legal guardian, secure living the CQ will call the Military Police. Soldiers found Blair renovations ongoing in the barracks along the Soriano environment ...” with a minor in the barracks may be prosecuted "banana belt." under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. We can only do so much to improve the archi- Fort Carson has the inherent responsibility to Moreover, signs will be posted at every CQ desk tectural structure of the places single soldiers live protect the soldiers of this installation and their vis- declaring the barracks "Off-Limits to all Minors." on post. The true foundation of those living areas itors. The tremendous effort to improve the quality Colorado State Law prohibits anyone under 21 comes from the soldiers who reside in these refur- of life for our soldiers is very important and the years of age from consuming alcoholic beverages, bished buildings. Soldiers who live in the barracks and this will continue to be enforced in the bar- have a right to expect a safe and secure living envi- barracks upgrade improvement initiative for single racks. ronment, where the soldiers they live with are cour- soldiers is a small example of quality of life Soldiers with visitors in their rooms are subject teous and respectful. I have absolute trust and con- improvement measures. While many of these to checks by the CQ, and no soldiers will have a fidence that the soldiers of the Mountain Post will improvements will take time, we can do some visitor overnight in the barracks. things about the quality of life in the barracks — abide by this policy. In turn, I expect to have the Additionally, the rights of privacy take prece- the homes of single soldiers. utmost trust and confidence that all soldiers are dence over visitation, and visitation will not be A new visitation policy went into effect this responsible for their actions and those of their visi- allowed in the room if one's roommate objects. week. While it differs only slightly from Policy Finally, commanders will hold soldiers account- tors. Letter S-1, Single Enlisted Soldier Living able for the actions of their guests. Mission first ... people always ... one team. Standards, which I signed in August of 1999, I want Visitation hours in the barracks remain the Bayonet! all soldiers to be aware of the changes to this policy same, running from 5 p.m. until midnight on all Major General Edward Sornia letter. evenings before duty days and 10 a.m. through 2 Commanding General Visitors to the barracks on Fort Carson have a.m. on all days before non-duty days. 7th Infantry Divcision and Fort Carson Soldiers charged in sexual assault case Fort Carson Public Affairs Office for the defendants to receive an Article 32 hear- assigned to Fort Carson, was a guest at a party in Four Fort Carson soldiers have been charged ing, which is roughly equivalent to a civilian the barracks where the alleged incident occurred. with rape and sodomy in connection with an grand jury indictment hearing. An officer is She was taken to Memorial Hospital where she alleged incident that occurred on post in the early appointed for the Article 32 hearing and he or she received the full range of victim services and was morning hours of Jan. 22. reviews the evidence and testimony presented. He released. Barracks visitation policies on Fort Sergeant Timothy Adams, Spc. Timothy or she then submits their recommendation to the Carson were reviewed and made more stringent in Young, Pfc. James Farmer and Pvt. Christopher appointing authority, the brigade commander. response to this incident. Changes include more Hammonds, all of 68th Corps Support Battalion The brigade commander reviews the recom- leadership presence in the barracks and visitors were charged with rape and sodomy Tuesday. mendation, along with the testimony and evidence leaving an identification with the desk while visit- Young and Hammonds were also charged with developed in the Article 32 investigation. He may ing. adultery. dismiss the charges or recommend a court-mar- These charges are accusations, and the defen- The accused have been released to their units tial. dants are presumed innocent unless and until and are restricted to certain areas on post. The alleged incident occurred in the barracks proven guilty by the Uniform Code of Military The next step in the military justice system is of the 68th CSB. The victim, a female soldier Justice. What does the word ‘mentorship’ mean to you? SFC Jose Rentas Spc. Cindy L. Vieira- Capt. Michael Harris 1st Lt. Margie Blazek 3/362nd(TS)(AR)Regt. Laughton Fort Hood, Texas Co. C, 64th FSB “It means setting the 534th Signal Co. “Being a person people “It’s when someone example for everyone; “It means guiding people pick to emulate; as a takes you under their not just soldiers.” in the right direction.” guide professionally and wing and sets a good in daily situations.” example.” This newspaper is an authorized photo offset publica- The Printer reserves the right to reject advertisements. Affairs Office, Bldg. 1550, room 2180, Fort Carson, CO MOUNTAINEER tion produced weekly in 15,000 copies for members of the Everything advertised in this publication shall be 80913-5000, phone (719) 526-4144 . Commanding General: Army. Contents are not necessarily the view of the Army or made available for purchase, use or patronage without Releases from outside sources are so indicated. Army Maj. Gen. 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The Mountaineer’s editorial Reproduction of editorial material is authorized. Layout/graphics: Colleen Bredahl Printcraft Press, Inc., of the products or services advertised. content is edited, prepared and provided by the Public Please credit accordingly. 3 MOUNTAINEER NEWS February 4, 2000 NEWS Chief of staff expands on Army vision by Staff Sgt. Jack Siemieniec talked about several things. and lethality, but with the deployability of light Army News Service “First of all, it said that this Army was a strategic forces. WASHINGTON — “Chief, instrument of national policy and (it talks about) He said science and technology may hold the are you really going to a wheeled fighting and winning our nation’s wars and to do that answer, but that answer could be four or five years tank?” we would stay trained and ready every day,” Shinseki away. That’s the one question said. “The chief after me will get to decide what that Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric The general added that the Army was about peo- future combat vehicle will look like. But I can tell K. Shinseki said he gets asked ple and that soldiers enable America to fulfill its lead- you that if it’s another 70-ton tank, the chief in 2015 everywhere he goes these days, ership responsibilities in the world. will have the same problem that I have today. talking about his vision for the “Soldiers — not tanks, not airplanes — soldiers,” Interim brigades, currently being assembled, will Shinseki Army of the new century. he said. use off-the-shelf, not newly designed, equipment to Shinseki took the opportunity Shinseki said he thought the most talked about contribute to joint requirement to provide ground to answer it last week while speaking to about 300 portion of the statement was the transformation force capabilities short of war, Shinseki said. These servicemembers at the Reserve Officers Association because it deals with organizations and equipment. units will buy the time needed to develop and create Mid-Winter Conference here. He also said the goal for the Army is being able to the objective force of the future. “My response is, the Vision Statement is three- deploy a warfighting brigade anywhere in the world “Transformation is about science and technology and-a-half pages long. You have to read the whole within 96 hours, a division within 120 hours and five investments today for the objective force. It’s about statement. No fair reading one sentence,” he said. divisions anywhere in the world within 30 days. recapitalization (training and equipment) of the cur- The actual sentence in the Army Vision To meet this timetable, he and his planners are rent force, and it’s about investment in an interim Statement reads, “We are prepared to move to an all- exploring ways to cut the lift requirements — the capability to fill the gap,” he said. wheel formation as soon as technology permits.” amount of air and sea assets needed to transport the During his remarks, Shinseki also explained his This one sentence set off a firestorm of discus- force. reasoning for advancing the vision so quickly into his sion from Pentagon snack bars to installations around He said he doesn’t know if the wheeled tank will tour as Army chief of staff. He assumed his position the world where the Army’s M1-A1 Abrams Main ever come to be. However, he does know that the M1- in June 1999. Battle Tank and Bradley Fighting Vehicle rule the day. A1, designed for the Cold War, challenges the Army A main factor for his prompt action on the vision It is part of a larger statement that Shinseki and to transport it everywhere the Army goes. was the upcoming Defense Quadrennial Review in Army Secretary Louis Caldera made public last The heavy divisions were designed for the Cold January 2001. October. Shinseki said the statement is an attempt to War, but can’t go everywhere. Whereas the light “If the Army was going to set the debate about answer how the Army will meet its responsibilities to forces don’t have the lethality or survivability to be ‘Why an Army?’, ‘Why this Army?’, ‘What should the nation in the next century. put into the middle of a war. this Army be prepared to do for the nation in the next “The thing you hear most about is transforma- The challenge, he said, is to design a new combat century?’ We had to get the message out early,” tion. But if you go back to the Vision Statement ... it system with the M1-A1 and Bradley’s survivability Shinseki said. 4 MOUNTAINEER February 4, 2000 NEWS Tax center open to serve military community by Staff Sgt. Catherine J. Sepulveda expenses, you must have the name, address, cost of books that are required to be paid to that Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Tax employee identification number or social security educational institution for the enrollment or atten- Center number on the receipt for the care from a qualify- dance of an eligible student at that institution. The Tax Center opened Jan. 24 and has been ing care provider. If you elect to file “Married filing Separate,” serving between 250 to 350 soldiers, family mem- • If you desire to Electronic File with a direct you still must have your spouse’s full name and bers and retirees per day. Appointment times and deposit to your personal account, you must have a SSN for your return to be filed. walk-ins are available daily for all 1040 and 1040A cancelled check, deposit slip or written bank proof If you elect to file “Married filing Joint,” you filers. 1040EZ filers are on a walk-in basis only. of your routing and account numbers. This is will either have to have a power of attorney or both The Tax Center is open from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. included in your file and is required before filing parties present. The only exceptions to this will be including through lunch. Everyone is encourage to an electronic refund. handled on a case-by-case basis. take advantage of this service. Below are some • If you are claiming a dependent that someone It is always a good idea to make an appoint- suggestions/helpful hints to make your visit a suc- else may claim, proof that you are allowed to claim ment to minimize your wait; this is especially true cess. that dependent will be required. if you are planning to bring children with you. Make sure you have all necessary tax docu- If you plan to itemizing deductions, you will However, if it is more convenient for you to walk- ments with you: also need: medical receipts or tax statements, den- in, please consider the comfort of you and your • W-2s for all income. (i.e. Active Duty, part tal receipts or tax statements, receipts for any con- dependents as well as that of your fellow waiting time or full time civilian employment, Do-it- tribution more than $250, tax statements for any clients. Please bring things to help make the wait Yourself moves.) personal property or real estate taxes paid, proof of easier on the children (i.e. a snack, drink, toy or • Proof of social security numbers. (i.e. mili- any home mortgage interest or points not reported favorite book). tary ID cards, social security cards, DD Form to you on Form 1098, receipt for paid tax prepara- The tax center is here to assist you in the most 1172, last year’s taxes.) tion for 1998 taxes, proof of any other expenses or convenient way possible. Please help us to serve • All 1098s, 1099 Ints, 1099 Divs, 1099Bs, miscellaneous deductions you wish to claim. you with the utmost efficiency and ensure you 1099Gs, 1099Ss and 1099Rs. If you think you may qualify for the education have all necessary documents prior to your • If receiving/paying alimony — copy of court credits bring in documentation on your qualified appointment time or coming in on a walk-in basis. order. expenses for you, your spouse or any dependents. If you have any questions or would like to schedule • If claiming the Dependent Child Care Qualifying expenses include tuition, fees and the an appointment, please call 524-1012 or 524-1013. 5 MOUNTAINEER February 4, 2000 Community Carbon-monoxide poisoning can be avoided by Spc. Christopher Stape and that’s a problem if exhaust systems are not well After exposure to carbon monoxide, the fetus can Fort Knox Inside the Turret staff maintained. die even if the mother has no effects at all. WASHINGTON — It is the proverbial silent Gasket leaks, holes in the muffler or holes in Treatment of carbon-monoxide poisoning is killer. It can creep into a home, office or vehicle at the pipes can be a real problem if a car is standing tricky. Hemoglobin’s affinity for CO makes it diffi- any time and take lives before anyone realizes it’s still, with its motor running and there is no wind. cult to remove carbon monoxide from the blood present. Danger is especially high in the winter, when a once it has been introduced. It is carbon monoxide, also known by its chem- vehicle gets stuck in snow. If the driver runs the car One option is to put the patient into a hyperbar- ical components as CO (carbon and oxygen), and it to maintain heat and snow plugs up the exhaust ic (pressure) chamber. That forces the carbon is deadly. Experts say carbon monoxide is the lead- pipe, carbon monoxide can find its way into the car. monoxide to break its bonds with the hemoglobin ing cause of accidental death from poisoning in the The most common sources of CO poisoning in and allows the blood to take up oxygen. United States. the home are faulty heating and cooking appliances, Since carbon monoxide is so hard to detect, it is Carbon monoxide is a gas that is usually pro- according to the Wayne State University School of important to take measures to prevent exposure. duced from combustion. The way it works is insidi- Medicine’s Web site. Portable propane heaters, The best way, experts say, is to ensure that the ous. Invisible and odorless, it has a strong affinity charcoal-burning barbecues and portable or non- exhaust systems in vehicles and home furnaces are for hemoglobin. That is the element in blood that vented natural gas appliances, furnaces and water in good shape. Carbon-monoxide detectors are carries oxygen molecules from the lungs and drops heaters are common culprits. available for homes, and there are similar products them off to the body’s cells. Since carbon monoxide is odorless and silent, it that can be used in vehicles. Hemoglobin has an affinity for carbon monox- is hard to detect. It is also hard to detect carbon Editor’s note: “There are CO detectors in all of ide that is about 240 times stronger than oxygen, so monoxide poisoning — the only warning may be a the family housing units here at Fort Carson,” said as CO is taken into the body from breathing, the headache or a tight feeling around the forehead. Jeff Adams, Environmental Health and Safety hemoglobin would rather transport it throughout the At low levels of exposure, a headache is the Manager for J.A. Jones, the new post housing con- body than carry the life-giving oxygen. Essentially, most common symptom of CO poisoning. But as tractor. “If someone thinks their unit is going bad serious carbon-monoxide poisoning causes oxygen exposure levels increase, so do the symptoms’ or needs new batteries they can go to the Self Help deprivation. severity. Headaches are soon followed by exhaus- store and gets it replaced or get new batteries for Just why CO is so dangerous stems from the tion, vomiting, an increase in pulse, loss of con- free,” said Adams. “It’s also a good idea to replace fact that it is so common. The most common sciousness and convulsions that lead to coma and the batteries annually in both the CO detectors and sources are motor-vehicle exhausts. Internal-com- eventually death. smoke alarms, even if the batteries appear to still bustion engines generate a lot of carbon monoxide, Carbon monoxide is especially bad for a fetus. be good. ” ACOE team visit ... Two members of the Army Communities of Excellence team listen to a briefing at Grant Library Tuesday during the team’s site visit here this week. The team toured the installation’s facilities and lis- tened to briefings on quality of life projects here. Fort Carson is once again a finalist for the 2000 ACOE award. Carson won the Department of Defense Commander-in-Chief’s Community of Excellence award in 1998, and was named runner up in 1999. Photo by Spc. Zach Mott 6 MOUNTAINEER February 4, 2000 COMMUNITY Save on food through Colorado by 1st Lt. Ryan A. Howell one of 27 such SHARE organizations in the United convenience. Here’s how the program works: Army Community Services Executive Officer States. By combining national buying power with 1. Register at the Family Readiness Center. In the wake of the increased cost of living in local volunteerism, SHARE is able to offer quality 2. Pay just $15 per share, not later than the sec- the Colorado Springs area, Fort Carson is introduc- foods at substantial savings to participants. ond Friday of the month. ing a new program to help offset food costs — The Fort Carson SHARE site is open to anyone 3. Provide information on your volunteer ser- Colorado SHARE. with a military ID card. A typical SHARE Food vice (minimum of two hours per share). The SHARE, Self Help and Resource Package includes the following: 4. Pick up your food package at the Mountain Exchange, program is a national network of non- 2.5 lbs. chicken thighs profit organizations dedicated to providing quality 1 lb. 80 percent lean ground beef Post Fitness Center on the last Saturday of the monthly food packages at a reduced cost to promote 1 lb. imitation crab meat month between 9 and 11 a.m. volunteer service in the community. The Colorado 8 oz. cheddar cheese 5. Receive quality frozen meats, fresh fruits, SHARE program began in 1989 to promote com- 4 lbs. potatoes vegetables and staples at significant cost savings to munity involvement by helping people save on gro- 2 lbs. onions you. cery bills. 1 bunch broccoli 6. Register for the next month’s food at the For every two hours of volunteer service, par- 1 head lettuce pick-up site with your $15 per share and your vol- ticipants can purchase a food package for $15 gen- 4 tomatoes unteer hours for more great food savings. erally worth between $25 and $50, and you can 5 pears Remember, register at the Family Readiness order more than one SHARE. 1 cantaloupe Center Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 9 Volunteer service is any verifiable time you 5 bananas a.m. and 1 p.m. The deadline to purchase the cur- give to your community. Verifiable means you must 8 plums rent month’s food package is generally the second list the name and phone number of the person or 12 oz. jar salsa agency that you helped. Examples include things 12 flour tortillas Friday of the current month. A schedule of registra- like mowing your neighbor’s lawn, babysitting, 1 lb. pinto beans tion periods and monthly deadlines is available at church activities, working for your family readiness 1 SHARE newspaper ACS and will be included in future news articles. group, working for the American Red Cross or The SHARE Colorado program already has Stop by ACS or call us at 526-4590 to learn being involved in the Mayors’ program. multiple sites. However, the Fort Carson site brings more about how you can benefit from this valuable Self Help and Resource Exchange Colorado is this valuable program to the Mountain Post for your new service. Special alert 7 MOUNTAINEER COMMUNITY February 4, 2000 Stray animals ACS offers special Valentine’s Day getaway by Karen Howard etc. — affect every couple. The PREP approach is post problem Army Community Services The Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program was born out of a genuine desire to help designed to help you protect your marriage from ero- sion, as well as regain any ground you may have lost. As a different or special gift to your partner for Commentary by Capt. Jennifer Chapman you better enjoy your relationship now ... or to love Valentine’s Day this year, plan to come to PREP, Fort Carson Veterinary Treatment Facility your way back to the excitement you had while you offered at Turkey Creek Ranch (the Penrose House) Fort Carson has an enormous stray animal were still dating. Feb. 10 and 11. The Penrose house offers a warm problem. The mandatory microchipping program On any given day, around 90 percent of couples atmosphere to participate with your partner in this instituted in August 1998 has helped considerably, say they are happy in their marriage, yet the divorce exciting program. You will discover together how to rate is over 50 percent. How can this be? Research fall in love again, understand the power of commit- but these statistics will show that the stray animal suggests that marital breakdown is often like the ment, having fun together, and how to get to the real problem remains a serious one. buildup before a mud slide. Years of erosion under- issues that you fight about. • In 1999, the Fort Carson Veterinary Treatment neath the ground’s surface can go unnoticed — until Child care is offered for both days as well as Facility saw approximately 540 animals come that final rainstorm hits. Then the whole hill comes books and packets. Lunch will be on your own, so through our stray facility. sliding down. please bring a brown bag or plan a lunch somewhere • 82 percent of those were dogs and 18 percent Unfortunately, no one goes through life “rain- close. Lunch will be an hour and a half. Please con- were cats. We even saw two rabbits. storm-free.” Stresses like staying afloat financially, tact Army Community Services at 526-4590 to regis- • Of the dogs seized, 73 percent were returned raising children, work concerns, plans for the future, ter. This is a command-sponsored program. to their owners, whereas only 14 percent of cats were returned. These statistics indicate that cat owners are not getting the mandatory microchip for their animals to help us identify and return the ani- mal to their owner. Fortunately, we were able to adopt out the majority of the animals that were not returned to their owner, thanks to agreements we have with local adoption societies. Unfortunately, we see many cases of neglect in these stray animals. We see too many pets left in housing after owners leave Fort Carson and too many animals let go when no longer wanted. If you cannot take care of your pet or no longer want your pet, there are other avenues to help place your pet in a loving home. Contact the VTF at 526-3803 with any questions, or if you have lost a pet. We are always in need of old towels or blankets for the pets in our stray facility, so if you are inter- Photo by Spc. Cecile Cromartie ested in donating please contact us at the above number or drop them off at building 6001 on the Like father, like son ... corner of Nelson and Harr. Your help is appreciated. Sergeant Joseph Hardy, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, proudly pins Editor’s note: A correction to the Jan. 28 arti- the rank on his newly promoted father, Command Sergeant Major Lonnie Hardy, 3rd cle. The veternary clinic cunducts vaccination clin- Sqdn., 3rd ACR, at a promotion ceremony Jan. 27. ics Fridays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. 8 MOUNTAINEER February 4, 2000 COMMUNITY Use caution while shopping for used Commentary by Richard H. Middleton Jr. would create a national standard for labeling cars as Until laws change, there are few consumer pro- Association of Trial Lawyers of America salvaged. However, Lott’s bill would not require a tections against used car fraud. Therefore, when When it comes to purchasing a used car, what salvaged label unless vehicle damage exceeds 75 buying a used car you should: you don’t know can hurt you. You may think you are percent of the car’s value. Cars more than six years • Speak to the car’s previous owner. Ask the buying an undamaged used vehicle. But that car old that are worth less than $7,500 would be exempt original owner the amount he/she traded in the car may have sustained considerable damage that will from the labeling altogether. for. remain undisclosed to you, the buyer. “The average age of cars on the road is eight • Don’t buy a car that’s had more than one Currently, there is no federal law mandating dis- years” said Brown, who calls Lott’s proposed bill owner. closure for car titles of severely damaged and rebuilt “awful from top to bottom. It’s the car dealer and • Have the car inspected by a trusted, indepen- cars. However, many individual states require that a insurance company protection act.” dent person who can look for body, mechanical and salvaged label be placed on titles of vehicles that Consumer groups have been fighting passage of flood damage. have sustained substantial damage. But these state Lott’s bill for the past three years. In addition, 39 Brown says the real solution to tracking down a laws are not uniform which permits unethical auto state attorneys general have written to the Senate car’s history will be the creation of a federal data- wholesalers to buy a car labeled as “salvaged” in stating their opposition to Lott’s bill. But this year, base on totaled cars. Such a database now exists — one state, and sell it unlabeled in another where the these groups have another consumer protection bill called The National Motor Vehicle Title Information labeling laws are lax. they can back — the Salvaged and Damaged Motor System — but it’s in a pilot form. Until such a “Interstate movement and marketing keeps this Vehicle Information Disclosure Act, sponsored by resource is widely available, you can hunt for infor- industry alive,” says Bernard Brown, an attorney California Senator Dianne Feinstein.· mation, for a fee of $20 to $30, via www.carfaxon- whose Kansas City, Mo., practice focuses on con- Feinstein’s bill is a far tougher measure. It line.com and www.vehiclehistory.com. For more sumer plaintiff car fraud. would impose a salvaged title on vehicles with dam- detailed legal information on auto fraud, call the “Everybody on the industry and consumer side age amounting to more than 65 percent of their National Consumer Law Center at (617) 523-8010. agrees the sale of non-disclosed rebuilt wrecks is a value. Them are no exemptions for a car’s age or For more health and safety information and tips, widespread problem. The disagreement is over what value (as in Lott’s bill), and states remain free to please visit ATLA’s “Keep Our Families Safe” Web will fix it,” he says. enact even tougher standards. Lott’s bill, on the site at http://familysafety.atla.org . Mississippi Senator Trent Lott believes he can other hand, allows states to opt-out of this proposed Editor’s Note: Middleton is a partner in the fix the problem with the National Salvage Motor law, so consumers are not guaranteed any nation- Savannah. Ga, law firm of Middleton, Mathis, Vehicle Consumer Protection Act of 1999. The act wide protection. Adams & Tate, P .C. Carson to celebrate Black History Month Sgt. 1st Class Debra A Kessler Airman, baseball players from Colorado Celebrate Installation Equal Opportunity Office The Installation Black Heritage Month Springs’ “Brown Bombers” team which played in the Negro Baseball League, as Black History Celebration is at the Post Physical Fitness Center Feb. 16 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The well as a Buffalo Soldiers reenactment group. Month guest speaker is Reverend Promise Lee. There will be special guests to include: There will be food sampling and various entertainment acts. Everyone is invited to an original member of the Tuskeegee attend and the event is free. 9 MOUNTAINEER COMMUNITY February 4, 2000 Cavalry regiment leads post retention rates by Chief Warrant Officer 4 involvement, said Master Sgt. James Certainly one other reason for the Year for 1999. F.C. “Pappy” Badder Jaranowski, senior career counselor for ACR’s phenomenal retention rate is the And it doesn’t end there. The ACR Fort Carson Public Affairs Office the 3rd ACR. award-winning staff Jaranowski has. also had Staff Sgt. Joey Higgs of Tiger Editor’s note: This is the conclu- “Colonel (Christopher) Baggott Starting at the top, Jaranowski was Squadron as the Fort Carson Career sion of a two-part series on the 3rd (the 3rd ACR commander) came in twice named Career Counselor of the Counselor of the Year for 1998 and Armored Cavalry Regiment’s retention here early one morning with a young Year by the Special Operations Staff Sgt. Willie Thomas of Sabre program. soldier,” Jaranowski said. “They were Command, which he was previously Squadron as the Fort Carson re-enlist- While many units throughout the both in PT (physical training) uni- assigned. ment NCO of the year for 1999. Army have difficulty retaining soldiers, forms. The colonel often shows up for Then there’s the rest of the staff. “We probably have the best career the 3rd ACR has not only met it’s PT at different units within the regi- For each squadron in the regiment he counselors in the Army,” Jaranowski goals, but exceeded them even with a ment, and he talks to the soldiers.” has one Military Occupation Specialty- said. “They are as trained on their ‘go- major deployment coming, so why are Jaranowski added that Baggott qualified career counselor and one full- to-war’ skills as they are on their career soldiers reenlisting with the 3rd ACR? meets with all re-enlistment-eligible time re-enlistment NCO. Jaranowski counselor skills. They have all received As far as “why” soldiers re-enlist, soldiers one-on-one once a quarter, and personally takes charge of the training Individual Readiness Training, whether Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Steiner asks each of them, “What can I do to program for the re-enlistment NCOs going to Bosnia or not. They maintain said the reasons vary. get you to stay in the Army?” and has sent more than one to the 79S “Sometimes its for the money (re- “And he’ll come in here and ask, (career counselor) MOS-producing their range qualifications, participate in enlistment bonus), or maybe they’ve ‘Who’s the best officer and NCO in school. all the road marches, PT — everything never been on a deployment before,” such-and-such unit at supporting the At least one of those left here as a the average soldier has to do.” Steiner said. But Steiner said that often retention program?’ Then he’ll go and re-enlistment NCO and is now back as The result is a heavily tasked, com- the reason has to do with leadership. find those individuals and give them a a career counselor, Staff Sgt. Jason bat-ready, battle-proven regiment that “Leaders set the example. When a coin. Darrah, a flight medic with the 571st “the experts” would probably expect to soldier has some noncommissioned “At least once a day he comes in Medical Company, Longknife have serious retention problems. But officers they can look up to, sometimes here, just to see how things are going. Squadron, was Fort Carson’s this is one combat unit that just hap- they say, ‘I want to be like him,’ or ‘I I’ve been a career counselor for 10 Reenlistment NCO of the Year for pens to be beating the odds, and want to be like her.’” years now and never have I seen a 1998. He then went to the 79S course, maybe, just maybe, possesses the finest Another factor in the program’s commander so personally involved in returned to Fort Carson, and was the re-enlistment program in the U.S. success relates directly to command this program,” Jaranowski said. installation’s Career Counselor of the Army. 10 MOUNTAINEER February 4, 2000 COMMUNITY Chaplains recognized for heroism on high seas by Victor M. Parachin rescuing an additional 132 survivors. The third cut- Engineer Grady Clark witnessed an astonishing Freelance writer ter, CGC Tampa, continued on, escorting the sight. Editors note: Many stories have been written remaining two ships. When there were no more lifejackets in the about the heroic acts of four Army chaplains on a Aboard the Dorchester, panic and chaos had set storage room, the chaplains removed theirs and troop transport ship on its way to Greenland. One in. The blast had killed scores of men and many gave them to four frightened young men. such story follows. more were seriously wounded. Others, stunned by “It was the finest thing I have seen or hope to It was the evening of Feb. 2, 1943, and the U.S. the explosion, were groping in the darkness. Those see this side of heaven,” said John Ladd, another Army Transport Dorchester was crowded to capaci- sleeping without clothing rushed topside where survivor who saw the chaplains’ selfless act. ty, carrying 902 servicemen, merchant seamen and they were confronted first by a blast of icy Arctic Ladd’s response is understandable. The altruis- civilian workers. air and then by the knowledge that death awaited. tic action of the four chaplains constitutes one of Once a luxury coastal liner, the 5,649-ton ves- Men jumped from the ship into lifeboats, over- the purest spiritual and ethical acts a person can sel had been converted into an Army transport ship. crowding them to the point of capsizing, according make. When giving their life jackets, Rabbi Goode The Dorchester, one of three ships in the SG-19 to eyewitnesses. Other rafts, tossed into the did not call out for a Jew; Father Washington did convoy, was moving steadily across the icy waters Atlantic, drifted away before soldiers could get in not call out for a Catholic; nor did the Reverends from Newfoundland toward an American base in them. Fox and Poling call out for a Protestant. They sim- Greenland. SG-19 was escorted by Coast Guard Through the pandemonium, according to those ply gave their life jackets to the next man in line. Cutters Tampa, Escanaba and Comanche. present, four Army chaplains brought hope in As the ship went down, survivors in nearby Hans J. Danielsen, the ship’s captain, was con- despair and light in darkness. Those chaplains were rafts could see the four chaplains — arms linked cerned and cautious. Earlier the Tampa had detect- Lt. George L. Fox, Methodist; Lt. Alexander D. and braced against the slanting deck. Their voices ed a submarine with its sonar. Danielsen knew he Goode, Jewish; Lt. John P. Washington, Roman could also be heard offering prayers. was in dangerous waters even before he got the Catholic; and Lt. Clark V. Poling, Dutch Reformed. Of the 902 men aboard the U.S.A.T. alarming information. German U-boats were con- Quickly and quietly the four chaplains spread Dorchester, 672 died, leaving 230 survivors. When stantly prowling these vital sea lanes and several out among the soldiers. They tried to calm the the news reached American shores, the nation was ships had already been blasted and sunk. frightened, tend the wounded and guide the disori- stunned by the magnitude of the tragedy and heroic The Dorchester was now only 150 miles from ented toward safety. conduct of the four chaplains. its destination, but the captain ordered the men to “Witnesses of that terrible night remember “Valor is a gift,” Carl Sandburg once said. sleep in their clothing and keep life jackets on. hearing the four men offer prayers for the dying “Those having it never know for sure whether they Many soldiers sleeping deep in the ship’s hold dis- and encouragement for those who would live,” says regarded the order because of the engine’s heat. Wyatt R. Fox, son of Reverend Fox. have it until the test comes.” Others ignored it because the life jackets were One witness, William B. Bednar, found himself That night Reverend Fox, Rabbi Goode, uncomfortable. floating in oil-smeared water surrounded by dead Reverend Poling and Father Washington passed On Feb. 3, at 12:55 a.m., a periscope broke the bodies and debris. “I could hear men crying, plead- life’s ultimate test. In doing so, they became an chilly Atlantic waters. Through the cross hairs, an ing, praying,” Bednar recalls. “I could also hear the enduring example of extraordinary faith, courage officer aboard the German submarine U-2 spotted chaplains preaching courage. Their voices were the and selflessness. the Dorchester. After identifying and targeting the only thing that kept me going.” The Distinguished Service Cross and Purple ship, he gave orders to fire the torpedoes. The hit Another sailor, Petty Officer John J. Mahoney, Heart were awarded posthumously Dec. 19, 1944, was decisive — and deadly — striking the star- tried to reenter his cabin but was stopped by Rabbi to the next of kin by Lt. Gen. Brehon B. Somervell, board side, amid ship, far below the water line. Goode. Mahoney, concerned about the cold Arctic commanding general of the Army Service Forces, Danielsen, alerted that the Dorchester was tak- air, explained he had forgotten his gloves. in a ceremony at the post chapel at Fort Myer, Va. ing water rapidly and sinking, gave the order to “Never mind,” Goode responded. “I have two A posthumous Special Medal for Heroism, abandon ship. In less than 27 minutes, the pairs.” The rabbi then gave the petty officer his never before given and never to be given again, Dorchester would slip beneath the Atlantic’s icy own gloves. In retrospect, Mahoney realized that was authorized by Congress and awarded by the waters. Rabbi Goode was not conveniently carrying two president Jan. 18, 1961. Congress wished to confer Tragically, the hit had knocked out power and pairs of gloves, and that the rabbi had decided not the Medal of Honor but was blocked by the strin- radio contact with the three escort ships. The Coast to leave the Dorchester. gent requirements which required heroism per- Guard Cutter Comanche, however, saw the flash of By this time, most of the men were topside, formed under fire. The special medal was intended the explosion. It responded then rescued 97 sur- and the chaplains opened a storage locker and to have the same weight and importance as the vivors. The CGC Escanaba circled the Dorchester, began distributing life jackets. It was then that Medal of Honor. 11 MOUNTAINEER COMMUNITY February 4, 2000 Chapel Chapel Schedule ROMAN CATHOLIC Protestant Women of the Chapel Chapel Service Day Time Location Contact Person Sweetheart Banquet — The Sweetheart Healer Mass Sunday 11 a.m. Evans Army Hospital Fr. Gagliardo/526-7386 Banquet will take place Feb. 12. at the Elkhorn Healer Mass M-W-F 11:45 a.m. Evans Army Hospital Fr. Gagliardo/526-7386 Conference Center from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is a Provider Mass Sunday 12:15 p.m. Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Vakoc/526-5769 recommended donation of $7 a ticket, $14 per Soldiers’ CCD Sunday 10:45 a.m. Nelson & Martinez Ms. Feldman/526-0478 couple. Reed’s photography will be taking pic- Soldiers’ Mass Sunday 9:30 a.m. Nelson & Martinez Chap. Vakoc/526-5769 tures for those interested. The evening will end Soldiers’ Mass M-W-F 8:15 a.m. Nelson & Martinez Chap. Vakoc/526-5769 with music and dancing. No child care will be Veterans’ Mass Sunday 8 a.m. Magrath & Titus Chap. Vakoc/526-5769 provided. For ticket information contact Jenny Soldiers’ Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Nelson & Martinez Chap. Vakoc/526-5769 Gearhart at 392-8424. EASTERN ORTHODOX Veterans’ Divine Sunday 11 a.m. Magrath & Titus Chap. Olson/526-5772 Liturgy Marriage Vow Renewal Mass and LUTHERAN Dinner. — All Catholic married couples of Provider Liturgical Sunday 10:40 a.m. Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Rosenberg/526-4416 Fort Carson are invited to attend a marriage PROTESTANT vow renewal Mass and dinner Feb. 12 at Healer Protestant Sunday 9 a.m. Evans Army Hospital Chap. Jackson/526-7387 Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. The liturgy will Prussman Protestant Sunday 9 a.m. Barkeley & Prussman Chap. Kincade/526-2833 begin at 5 p.m. with dinner following. Nursery Provider Sun. School Sunday 10:15 a.m. Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Belzl/526-4416 and dinner reservations must be made by con- Provider Protestant Sunday 9 a.m. Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Belz/526-4416 tacting Rose Terrell at 382-7649 prior to Prussman Sun. School Sunday 9:30 a.m. Barkeley & Prussman Chap. Pair/526-2811 Sunday. Prussman Prot./Gospel Sunday 11 a.m. Barkeley & Prussman Chap. Pair/526-2811 Soldiers’ Sun. School Sunday 9:30 a.m. Nelson & Martinez Dr. Scheck/526-5626 Protestant Youth of the Chapel — The Soldiers’ PYOC Sunday 6:30 p.m. Nelson & Martinez Mr. Kayll/526-5229 PYOC meets each Sunday evening at Soldiers’ Soldiers’ Protestant Sunday 11 a.m. Nelson & Martinez Chap. Herron/526-8011 Memorial Chapel from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Veterans’ Protestant Sunday 9:30 a.m. Magrath & Titus Chap. Atkins/524-1822 Weekly group meetings have taken on the For additional information, contact the Installation Chaplain’s Office, building 6227, at 526-5209. For infor- mation and a schedule of Jewish Sabbath services, call the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel at 333-2636. name EDGE (Every Day God Experience). Normally, free childcare is available during on-post worship services. Protestant Women of the Chapel — PWOC meets each week for prayer, fellowship Feb. 5 - Psalms 62 & Exodus 13-15 and study at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Daily Bible Readings Feb. 6 - Psalms 63 & Exodus 16- 18 PWOC meets twice during the week — In order to assist in regular scripture reading, the Feb. 7 - Psalms 64 & Exodus 19-21 Tuesday at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Child care is following scriptures are recommended. These scrip- Feb. 8 - Psalms 65 & Exodus 22-24 tures are part of the common daily lectionary which available at the chapel for both groups. For Feb. 9 - Psalms 66 & Exodus 25-27 is designed to present the entire Bible over a three- information contact Jennifer Wake at 540- Feb. 10 - Psalms 67 & Exodus 28-30 year cycle. 9157. Feb. 11 - Psalms 68 & Exodus 31-33 12 MOUNTAINEER February 4, 2000 COMMUNITY Chaplain’s Corner Program Schedule for Fort Carson cable Channel 10, today to Feb. 11. Channel 10 can now be seen on your computer. Access the Fort Carson Web site and in the welcome sec- by Chaplain (Maj.) Duane Kincaid mother too — he always hears us no matter where tion, click on the icon for Mountain Post Magazine. 3rd Brigade Combat Team we are or what trouble we’ve gotten into. Jonah was Mountain Post Magazine: Stories on and about One of the best-known and best-loved stories in heard from the belly of a great fish under the sea, so Fort Carson soldiers, civilians and family members. Airs the Bible is that of “Jonah and the Whale.” To make certainly God can respond to us any time, anywhere. at 7 a.m., 9 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 7 p.m. and midnight. a long story short, Jonah was told by God to go God is not just for emergencies, but it’s nice to Army Newswatch: includes stories on new vision some place he didn’t want to go. He tried to run know that he hears our cries and knows our hurts. costs, hearing conservation and the 10th anniversary of away from God and ended up in the belly of a great Operation Just Cause (repeat). Airs at 7:30 a.m., 12:30 Like Mom, God knows us better that we think, and p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. fish, and only then did he cry out to God. In Jonah often saves us from danger and heartache. He is Air Force News: includes stories on Russian and 1:2 we read, “I called to the Lord, out of my distress, always there, never far from us, ready to answer our U.S. cooperation on Y2K, basic training changes and air- and he answered me.” Does that sound familiar? cries. borne lasers. Airs at 8 a.m., 1 p.m., 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. For many of us we use God like a great fire God stands close as a trusted friend when we Navy/Marine Corps News: includes stories on extinguisher with the words, “Use Only In need to talk, and he protects us like an older brother Navy berthing barges, Admiral Elmo Zumwalt’s funeral Emergency,” printed on the side. We forget about and meeting with Senator John Glenn. Airs at 8:30 a.m., from our own stupid blunders. We need to acknowl- God most of the time — especially when things are 1:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. edge him daily, talk with him and return his love ... Community Calendar airs between program show- going well — but we are very quick to call upon for he truly cares for us. We shouldn’t be surprised ing times. him when there’s trouble. We, like Jonah, complain when we don’t want to go somewhere or when we when God answers us out of our distress, because he If you have comments on Channel 10 programming don’t like where we’re at, or what we’re doing. knows even before we do that we’re in need. Jonah or wish to coordinate a broadcast on Channels 9 or 10, was saved from his situation and went on to do great please contact Douglas Rule at 526-1241 or via e-mail at: Complaining to God seems to be a natural trait for RuleDo@carson-exch1.army.mil . human beings, maybe because it makes most of us and wonderful things. We too can be saved to go out Program times will be published in the Mountaineer feel better to ventilate our frustrations. I’m sure glad and do great things, but we must first truly believe provided coordination is made one week prior to publica- we have a God who loves us enough to listen. in the God we’ve cried out to. tion. Many years ago when my children were very When you call upon God you will never be put For additions to the Community Calendar, please small, It amazed me how their mother could hear on hold or get an answering machine. He is always submit a clean, typewritten copy of the information to the and identify their cry even at great distances. there full time, all the timeand is closer than you Public Affairs Office, room 2180, building 1550, Fort Mothers seem to have a special ability, no matter the know. We all experience some kind of distress, but Carson, CO 80913 or fax it to 526-1021 no later than the distractions, to somehow be “tuned” to their children it’s sure good to know that we have a God who Friday before airing time. so they can hear their cry. I’m glad that God is like a cares. Call upon him today. 13 MOUNTAINEER February 4, 2000 Military Guard troops ready for Bosnia deployment by Spc. Geoff Legler City, and Company A, 279th Infantry Battalion, 45th Infantry Brigrade Public Affairs headquartered in Tulsa, began training Jan. 15 for Editor’s Note: The 45th Infantry Brigade is an October deployment to Bosnia. The troops are part of the 7th Infantry Division. deploying to Bosnia in order to augment the Unites OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Army States’ portion of the on-going, multi-national, National Guard troops from Company C, 179th peace-keeping mission currently underway in the Infantry Battalion, headquartered in Oklahoma region. Before departing for Bosnia, the soldiers receive six months of specialized training for their specific mission at a number of Army training loca- tions in the United States. During the first weekend’s training, soldiers attended briefings on legal issues, financial matters and underwent a thorough inspection of individual military records. They also had a complete dental inspection and received a number of inoculations. The soldiers and their families attended a four- hour briefing on a wide range of topics. These top- ics included the location of the deployment; the Photo by Spc. Geoff Legler weather and terrain conditions expected; what bene- Lieutenant Colonel Mark Baker, commander, fits the soldiers and their families will receive dur- 179th Infantry Battalion, addresses mem- ing the deployment; what types of medical and fam- bers of Company C and their families during ily support resources will be available to soldiers’ a family support briefing at the Regional families while soldiers are absent and other topics. Training Center, Oklahoma City Jan. 16. Captain Michael Dale, commander Co. A, 279th said, “My mission for the next year is to ensure the safety and well-being of all my soldiers.” He continued, “This mis- sion provides Oklahoma Guardsmen with the opportunity to receive real-world training in a relatively safe environment, therefore, this mission will better prepare us for the future than any simulated mis- sion ever could.” With six months of train-up time and a six-month deployment, the soldiers will be activated for a full year. Photo by Spc. Geoff Legler “Although it’s hard for us to leave our 1st Lieutenant Scott Booth, executive offi- families behind, my soldiers and I are cer, Company C, 179th Infantry Battalion, looking forward to the deployment and Photo by Capt. Eric Bloom receives a dental exam during medical pro- the chance to put our years of military Captain Michael Dale, commander of Co. A, 279th, cessing at the 44th ST. Armory in Oklahoma training to use,” said Capt. Barry Guidry, receives one of several inoculation shots during med- City. Co. C, 179th, commander. ical processing in Tulsa. 14 MOUNTAINEER February 4, 2000 FEATURE 7th ID soldiers prepare to deploy to Middle Story and photos by ment, during which they performed for many soldiers in the companies. Spc. Carrie L. Fotovich various battle drills to exhibit their For some young soldiers, however, this 14th Public Affairs Detachment mission readiness to Maj. Gen. Edward will be the first extended period of More than 200 soldiers from the Soriano, commanding general of 7th time they have been away from home Oregon National Guard, part of the 7th Infantry Division and Fort Carson. since basic training. Infantry Division, trained on Fort “This is the final step in our train- These new soldiers are none the Carson this week in preparation for ing process,” said Capt. Christien less ready for what will be, for them, a deployment to the Persian Gulf in sup- Danielson, commander, Co. B, 1st Bn., new adventure. port of Operation Southern Watch. 186th Inf. “Though we have been “I’m very excited about it. I think The soldiers of Company C, 2nd training at our home station for this this deployment will give me some Battalion, 162nd Infantry, of Eugene, deployment, this allows General great military experience,” said Pvt. Ore., are deploying to Kuwait; and sol- Soriano to confirm that we are indeed James Calicoatt, rifleman, B Co., 1st diers of Company B, 1st Battalion, ready for the mission.” Bn., 186th Inf. “Of course, I will miss 186th Infantry, of Medford, Ore., are While the training here was pri- home and I’m a little bit anxious about deploying to Saudi Arabia. These marily for verification by the 7th what to expect, but I’m really looking National Guard units are being called Infantry Division commanding gener- forward to it.” upon to augment active duty units al, it also provided the opportunity to While being dislocated from home already in the region. “polish” skills these soldiers have and separated from family can be dis- Their mission will be to guard worked to refine throughout their mili- tressing for even the most seasoned Patriot Missile Sites and secure and tary careers. protect U.S. personnel and equipment. “The battle drills we are perform- soldier, they are trained and ready to The soldiers began intensively ing are ensuring that we will be more stand up to the challenge, said 1st Lt. preparing for this deployment four prepared to handle any situation that Neal Wilson, executive officer, Co. C, months ago, including completion of comes our way while performing our 2nd Bn., 162nd Inf. This, he said, is individual weapons qualification, com- duties in support of Operation what they’ve been anticipating — mon task training, annual training and Southern Watch,” said Sgt. Michael more than a training exercise, the “real home station Soldier Readiness Shaffer, Co. B, 1st Bn., 186th Inf. thing.” Processing. “Training in a different environment “Our soldiers have worked and Since their arrival at the Mountain than our home station also has provid- trained for this since putting on the Post, all of the companies’ soldiers ed us with the experience to deal with Army uniform,” he said. “This serves have finalized their pre-deployment a larger variety of scenarios.” to validate their existence as soldiers, Soldier Readiness Processing. The Having been to places such as and enables them to say ‘Yes, I am units also completed the last phase of Panama, Somalia, Bosnia and Beirut, doing something truly worthwhile for training verification before deploy- this will not be the first deployment my state and for my country.’” Corporal Ryan M. Deane, M6 guard tower at a simulated P Sergeant Chad Lewis, Company B, 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry practices his combat lifesaving skills on Sgt. Soldiers from Company C, 2 Michael Shaffer, also of Co. B, after a simulated bombing during pre-deployment training verification. trol point after a simulated d 15 MOUNTAINEER FEATURE February 4, 2000 Soldiers from, B Company, 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry, chase “terrorists” after a simulated bombing during a battle drill here Monday. This drill and other training exercises were performed during the training verification conducted this week — part of the predeployment tasks to be completed by Co. B, 1st Bn., 186th Inf. and Co. C, 2nd Bn., 162nd Inf. 60 gunner, keeps watch against intruders from an entry control point Patriot Missile Site. Private 1st Class Michael Baccellieri, right, Company B, 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry, searches Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Cross, training assistant, Fort Lewis, Wash., during a training exercise. As part of the company’s mission 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, form a perimeter around an entry con- to guard Patriot Missile Sites during their deployment to Saudi Arabia, all disturbance. individuals and vehicles must be searched before entering the sites. 16 MOUNTAINEER February 4, 2000 MILITARY Court Martial Results Drugs are not an Army value Drugs kill more than brain cells of all pay and allowances, confinement for 11 A private first class from 52nd Engineer A private first class from 2nd Squadron, 3rd months and a Bad-Conduct Discharge. Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, pled guilty at Armored Cavalry Regiment was found guilty at a a Special Court-Martial to wrongful use and distrib- Special Court-Martial of several instances of Being bad doesn’t pay A private assigned to 4th Squadron, 3rd ution of LSD. He was sentenced to be reduced to wrongful use and possession of marijuana with the Armored Cavalry Regiment, pled guilty at a the grade of private E1, forfeiture of $639 pay per intent to distribute, in addition to wrongful use of cocaine. He was reduced to the grade of private E1, General Court-Martial to wrongful use and posses- month for five months, confinement for four forfeited $639 pay per month for six months, con- sion of marijuana, 10 failure to reports, dereliction months and a Bad-Conduct Discharge. fined for six months and a Bad-Conduct Discharge. of duty, disobeying an NCO, larceny and making a Theft, drugs, military don’t mix bad check. She was sentenced to forfeit all pay and A private with 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Alcohol, drugs can be very costly allowances, confinement for 113 days and a Bad- Cavalry Regiment, pled guilty at a Special Court- A private assigned to 1st Battalion, 68th Armor, Conduct Discharge. Martial to theft of Army Air Force Exchange 3rd Brigade Combat Team, pled guilty at a Special Court-Martial to DUI, wrongful use of marijuana, Adultery earns jail time Services property, wrongful use of marijuana and A private from 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Absent Without Leave. He was sentenced to be underage consumption of alcohol, breaking restric- tion and disobeying lawful orders. He was sen- Artillery, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, pled guilty at reduced to private E1, forfeiture of $639 pay per a General Court-Martial to adultery, carnal knowl- month for two months, confinement for two months tenced to forfeiture of $639 pay per month for three months and confinement for three months. edge, providing liquor to a minor and wrongfully and a Bad-Conduct Discharge. attempting to separate from the Army. He was sen- Getting high ruins career Sergeant loses stripes tenced to forfeit all pay and allowances, confine- A staff sergeant from 1st Battalion, 12th ment for 10 months and a Bad-Conduct Discharge. A private from 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, pled guilty at a Cavalry Regiment, pled guilty at a Special Court- General Court-Martial to failure to report, AWOL, Drugs/larceny net confinement Martial to wrongful use of marijuana and AWOL. A private from 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry, 3rd dereliction of duty, disobeying a lawful command He was sentenced to forfeit $639 pay per month for Brigade Combat Team, pled guilty to wrongful use and assault. He was sentenced to reduction to the three months, confinement for 75 days and a Bad- of methamphetamines and marijuana, FTR, larceny grade of private E1, forfeiture of all pay and Conduct Discharge. of private property more than $100, and AWOL. He allowances, confinement for six months, and a Bad- was sentenced to total forfeiture of all pay and Lack of respect means hard labor Conduct Discharge. allowances, confinement for five months, and a A private assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Soldier serves time for theft Bad-Conduct Discharge. Armored Cavalry Regiment, was convicted at a A specialist assigned to 4th Squadron, 3rd Special Court-Martial of stealing a fellow soldier’s Armored Cavalry Regiment, pled guilty at a Sodomy equals six years Automatic Teller Machine card and then stealing General Court-Martial to unlawful entry of a bar- A private from United States Army Garrison, more then $950 from the soldier’s account. He was racks room, and then stealing items from the room pled guilty to sodomy with a person under the age sentenced by the military judge to be reduced to the totaling more than $1,000, in addition to damaging of 16, solicitation to commit sodomy, impersonating grade of private E1, to forfeit $150 pay per month a privately owned vehicle. He was sentenced to a commissioned officer on three occasions and for six months, confinement for three months and reduction to the grade of private E1, forfeiture of uttering worthless checks. He was sentenced to total to perform hard labor without confinement for $350 pay per month for six months and confine- forfeiture of all pay and allowances, confinement three months. ment for six months. for six years and a Dishonorable Discharge Another career ruined by drugs Soldier does drugs, earns BCD Receiving stolen property a crime A private first class from 2nd Squadron, 3rd A private with the 3rd Battalion, 29th Field A private assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Armored Cavalry Regiment, pled guilty at a Special Artillery, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, pled guilty to Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, pled guilty at a Court-Martial to wrongful use and distribution of wrongful distribution, use and possession of General Court-Martial to wrongfully receiving LSD. He was sentenced to be reduced to the grade amphetamines with intent to distribute, and wrong- stolen United States property. He was sentenced to of private E1, forfeiture of $639 pay per month for ful use of methylenedioxyamphetamine and methyl- reduction to the grade of private E1, forfeiture of four months, confinement for four months and a enedioxymethamphetamine. He was sentenced to $639 pay per month for five months and confine- Bad-Conduct Discharge. reduction to the grade of private E1, total forfeiture ment for three months. 17 MOUNTAINEER MILITARY February 4, 2000 $how me the money by Master Sgt. Kent company that is currently hiring. I am getting off Thompson the subject a little, but you get the point. Anyone Army Community Services who says they can’t save just hasn’t looked at all Wanna make some money? the options. The first step is to use your Getting back to making money. I did say easy unit Command Financial and least risky right? Just to make sure you are not Noncommissioned Officer. Go mislead; mutual funds do carry a risk. All pure see him or her today. Make an investment vehicles carry some risk. That is why appointment if necessary, but they usually pay higher interest rates. Before you get in to see him/her. start any pure investments you should have a sav- The easiest and least risky ings built up to handle emergencies. Remember, Thompson way to make money is to save savings are for emergencies; investments are for it in an interest-bearing account. If you save just meeting short, medium, or long-term goals. $25 a month for 10 years in an account paying 10 Even if you don’t have a computer, you can go percent interest and compounded quarterly, you will to the library and get on-line. Once you get on-line Photo by Spc. Cecile Cromartie have $5,121.12 at end state. If you save for 20 years you will have $18,984.22. go to any web site that has financial calculators. I used http://www.ssfcu.org/tools.htm to figure the Welcome back ... Can you start an allotment for $25? How about amounts listed above. Most calculator sites have a More than 200 soldiers of Team starting an allotment for $50? Just $50 per month at large variety of options. You can plug in any Hellraiser, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry 10 percent (about the low-end average of mutual amounts you want to figure anything from: how stand in formation at a welcome home funds) compounded quarterly nets you $10,242.25. much you need to save to make a million by the ceremony after returning from the Joint That’s better than spit in your eye. time you’re 65 years old to how much car can you Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Some will say that they can’t even save $25 per buy for the amount of monthly payments you want La., Tuesday. Team Hellraiser left for month. I say that’s poppycock. Look through the to make. JRTC Jan. 3 and consisted of 1st Bn., rest of this newspaper for ads for employment. If you just can’t make it to the library — go to Check out the Family Member Employment 12th Inf. soldiers as well as soldiers see your unit CFNCO. Every CFNCO should have Assistance Program at the Family Readiness Center. computer access and be able to help you find what from other units. Ask your CFNCO if they know of any agencies or you need. 18 MOUNTAINEER February 4, 2000 MILITARY Dining Schedule Weekday Dining Facilities Week of Feb. 5 to Feb. 11 Weekend Dining Facilities A La Carte Facilities 3rd ACR CAV House (building 2461) 3rd ACR CAV House (building 2461) 3rd ACR Patton House (building 2161) 43rd ASG Cheyenne Mtn. Inn (building 1040) Exceptions 43rd ASG Cheyenne Mtn. Inn (building 1040) Butts Army Airfield (building 9612) • Butts Army Airfield Dining Facility is open Saturday Meal Hours for breakfast and lunch only. Breakfast 8 to 10 a.m. Standard Facilities • Iron Bde. Dining Facility will be closed Feb. Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 3rd ACR Patton House (building 2161) 4 through March 2. Dinner 4 to 6 p.m. 10th Special Forces Group (building 7481) • 10th SFG (A) meal hours are the same Monday through Friday. On Fridays, dinner is Sunday Brunch/Supper Meal Hours Weekday Meal Hours not served. Brunch 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon., Tue., Wed. and Fri. Thurs. • The Mountaineer Inn is closed until further Supper 3:30 to 6 p.m. Breakfast 7:30 to 9 a.m. 5:30 to 7 a.m. notice. Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Family members are cordially invited to dine at Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fort Carson Dining Facilities. 19 MOUNTAINEER SPORTS & LEISURE February 4, 2000 Sports & Leisure Intramural Basketball Standings (as of Feb. 2) Garcia PFC Wins Losses HHB 3/29 11 0 HHC 4th Eng 9 1 Bravo 1/12 7 2 534 Signal 6 3 64th FSB 6 5 Charlie 1/12 4 6 Alpha 4th Eng. 3 6 Charlie 3/29 3 7 Charlie 1/44 3 7 Alpha 3/29 3 8 Services 3/29 1 4 Dining Facility 1 8 Photo by Cpl. Bryan Beach McKibben PFC Major Gen. Edward Soriano, 7th Infantry Division and Fort Carson commanding general, 32nd Trans 8 1 works out with FitLinxx instructor Kathy Rawson at Forrest Fitness Center Monday. 10 SFG 7 1 Soriano, who enjoys morning workouts, is an avid advocate of the new fitness program S&T Troop 6 2 designed to help anyone get or stay in shape. 59th QM 6 2 Commanding general likes the exercise 984th MP HHT Support Sq. 7 5 3 3 4th Finance 5 4 advantages of the new FitLinxx program HHC USAG SJA 4 2 4 7 by Cpl. Bryan Beach military community here. MEDDAC 1 7 and Soriano, who enjoys working with the FitLinxx 60th Ordnance 0 8 Walt Johnson program in the early morning hours, said he is Mountaineer staff extremely proud of what the program has brought Waller PFC You can tell a lot about a training program by to the mountian post and its people. HHT 1/3 4 0 the type of people who teach the class and the type E Troop 3 0 “I’ve used the FitLinxx program and I can tell F Troop 4 1 of people who participate in the class. you that this is a great program for everybody, not 66 MI 4 1 That being the case, you have to think that the just soldiers. I’m glad to know that every segment HHT 2/3 4 2 new FitLinxx program available at Forrest Fitness of our community, active duty, family members, HWB 2/3 2 2 Center is topnotch since Maj. Gen. Edward retirees and their families and civilian workers, is HWB 1/3 4 4 Soriano, the post’s commanding general, and one of taking advantage of this program,” Soriano said. I Troop 2 3 the top personal trainers in the country, Kathy G Troop 2 6 “This is a great program because it can be tai- Rawson, are not only involved in the FitLinxx pro- B Troop 1 4 lored to fit anybody’s fitness needs. In the begin- D Company 0 3 gram — they are absolutely excited about what the program has done and will continue to do for the See FitLinxx Page 21 K Troop 0 3 20 MOUNTAINEER February 4, 2000 SPORTS & LEISURE Intramural basketball season begins to heat up by Walt Johnson take the crown won by Eagle Troop through league play undefeated at this 1. Eagle Troop Mountaineer staff last year. This would also be one heck point. 2. HHB 3/29 The intramural basketball season is of a playoff tournament as each team In the case of HHB, 3rd Squadron, 3. HHC 4th Engineers going full speed in spite of the fact in the league has shown some 29th Field Artillery they have finished 4. HHT 1/3 many teams will be taking a break for strengths and some weaknesses that their regular season undefeated, while 5. 32nd Transportation military manuvers in the coming lead you to believe there may not be a Eagle Troop still has games to play. 6. 10th SFG weeks. The post top 12 is taking shape, clear-cut favorite to win the title this Still the playoffs will be something 7. 59th Quartermaster and changing each week as we point year. else this year, when we get the regular 8. 984th MP toward the playoffs and the crowning The only exceptions could possibly season over with that is. 9. Bravo 1/12 of a new champion. be Eagle Troop and Headquarters, Based on the results of games 10. F Troop If the playoffs were to start today Headquarters Battery, 3rd Squadron, played as of Tuesday the new post top 11. S & T Troop these would be the 12 teams looking to 29th Field Artillery, which has blown 12 standings are as follow: 12. 66th MI 89th Chemical guard Wrenley Nurse powers to the basket between Photos by Walt Johnson two defenders during Tuesday’s intramural basketball game at 89th Chemical forward Demair Dinkins looks to pass the ball to a Waller Physical Fitness Center. teammate during Tuesday’s intramural game at Waller PFC. 21 MOUNTAINEER SPORTS & LEISURE February 4, 2000 FitLinxx of the FitLinxx program is the way it actually can become a “personal train- “Of course, we also have myself and Thomas Klevecz, an intern who is This will give the people on post many opportunities to take advantage From Page 1 er” for people while helping them get here performing his college intern of this outstanding program,” Soriano ning you need a professional like into maximum physical condition. program, who can help people under- said. Kathy to help you get on the right “After I go through and set up a stand what the program is doing for “I would just like to encourage track. After that it’s up to you to have program, a person can pretty much them at any particular moment,” everyone to sign up for this program the perserverance to stay with it and work with the FitLinxx machines to Rawson said. and take advantage of it. Whether you make the program work for you. Once maintain their fitness program,” Currently the FitLinxx program is are in a remedial physical training sit- you get involved with the program Rawson said. available in two locations, but there uation, a family member or a civilian and see what it has to offer, you can “The programs built into each are plans to expand it to other parts of worker, you will find this program see the benefits it has,” Soriano said. piece of equipment will monitor a the post according to Soriano. has a lot to offer to you. I encourage Soriano and Rawson are both person’s workout and let them know if “Right now we have the FitLinxx everyone to use the system,” Soriano excited about the FitLinxx program they are meeting their fitness goals, if program available here (Forrest FC) added. because it has so much to offer the they are going too fast while working and at the post wellness center, but For more information on the person who is interested in getting with weights and it will keep an accu- soon we will be expanding the pro- FitLinxx program contact Rawson or into shape. rate record of their fitness progress,” gram to other fitness centers on post. the staff at Forrest FC at 526-2706. Rawson added one of the beauties Rawson said. Photos by Cpl. Bryan Beach Kathie Rawson, right, helps the commanding general get set up on The commanding general tries his hand at the leg extension the back extension exercise machine. machine while Kathie Rawson monitors his activity. MOUNTAINEER 22 February 4, 2000 SPORTS & LEISURE On the Bench What a ‘Super’ football game that turned out to be by Walt Johnson ing what he thought was right? What Mountaineer staff the man needs is help in understand- I’ve seen 34 of these things ing human nature, not exclusion from (Super Bowls that is) and I have to life. It sure makes you glad to be say that this around an organization like the Army ranks in the top that stresses human relations and how five I’ve ever to get along with each other. seen. The post youth swimming team Was it the is really starting to make waves in best ever, no, the local area. but it was a On Jan. 22 at a meet at Rampart good football High School the team won 19 gold game and that is what we all medals and 45 silver medals in the Johnson Pikes Peak Swimming League want. Kudos to the St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Saturday Splash. Look for an extend- Titans. ed article on the team’s outstanding I’m just going to say this once, showing in next week’s edition of the get off the John Rocker kick Mountaineer. please. I know football season is over Yes, as an African-Amercian I but just one more Dallas Cowboys Photo by Walt Johnson was a bit upset about his views but joke to get me through the summer. Members of the post swimming team, from left to right Kim Osborn, all this hoopla about his ignorant What do you call four Cowboys Courtney Teague, Julie Waiter, Steven Mingilton, Terrell Ormson, statements is just too much. Suspend Jason Mingilton and Tyler Davis, workout in the indoor pool standing in a straight line? him until May 1, huh? Why? For say- Monday. A police lineup. The Black Story and photos by Nel Lampe Mountaineer staff American West Museum and Heritage Center ‘tells it like it was’ Denver citizen. Stewart remembers n ideal time playing the game of to think “cowboys and about the Indians” when he The Black American West Museum is housed in the former home/office of Dr. Justina Ford, a history and was a child. Stewart black American doctor in Denver. contribu- was told by his play- tions made mates that he had to play an Indian housed in the home of a black citi- by black “role” as he couldn’t be a cowboy zen of Denver. Americans because “there’s no such thing as a Dr. Justina Ford arrived in is during February, Black History black cowboy.” Denver in 1902 with a medical bag, Month. Stewart later in life met a black and a degree in medicine from Black history in the Denver cowboy who had been involved in Hering Medical College in Chicago. area, Colorado and the West is dis- cattle drives in the late 1890s - played in a museum in Denver. The early 1900s. See Black history, Page B2 Black American West Museum and This meeting inspired Stewart Heritage Center is located at 3091 to learn about other black American California St., about five minutes pioneers who had been in the West. northeast of downtown Denver. It is The museum operation started dedicated to preserving the history in 1971, using Stewart’s collection and culture of black American men of memorabilia. and women who helped settle and The Black American West develop the great American West. Museum and Heritage Center is one The museum had its beginnings of the most comprehensive sources as the hobby of Paul Stewart, a of historic materials about black Americans in the West. The museum includes infor- mation about black cowboys, black American early settlers in Colorado, and black soldiers, including the Buffalo Soldiers. Bill Pickett is featured in a poster The museum in the Buffalo Bill Museum in is appropriately Golden. Pickett rode in wild west shows. A pull-out section for Dr. Justina Ford established a home medical prac- the Fort Carson community tice in Denver in 1902 when she was denied hospital Many of the exhibits in the Black American West privileges. Her examining room is in the museum. Museum are pictorial. February 4, 2000 B2 MOUNTAINEER February 4, 2000 itics. There’s a display about an all- Black history black settlement in northern From Page B1 Colorado, called Dearfield. Black Americans were involved One can only imagine the challenges Ford had in the movement West and served in overcome at that point, as women studying varied occupations. Displays depict medicine were extremely rare. some of those pioneers. Despite the obstacles facing a black A black man was with Lewis and woman doctor, Ford established a very long Clark on their expedition, and infor- and successful home practice. She was denied mation about him is documented in hospital privileges in Denver hospitals for an exhibit. many years, so practicing at home was her James Beckwourth, who estab- only choice. Ford became a popular doctor lished a trading post at what is now with the minority population of Denver, and Pueblo, is portrayed in the museum. was known as the “Lady Doctor.” Black inventors and pioneers are During her long practice Ford delivered chronicled by the museum’s artifacts. more than 7,000 babies. Items used by Buffalo Soldiers, Ford’s house was originally located at 2335 including a buffalo hide coat and Arapahoe St., in Denver. The house was sched- other Army uniforms are exhibited. uled for demolition in the 1980s. And as Stewart learned after he However, thanks to efforts by community met that black cowboy who had dri- leaders, politicians, Historic Denver, Inc., and ven cattle, there were black cowboys the Black American West Museum and in the West. And some of them were Heritage Center, the home was saved from the very good at the skill. wrecking ball and moved to its present loca- Rodeo competitors such as Bill tion. It is on the National Register of Historic Pickett and other black cowboys Landmarks. earned a certain amount of fame with In addition to the historic artifact of Ford’s their derring-do. house itself, other items belonging to the Lady Pickett was one of 13 children Doctor are displayed. An enameled “secretary born to former slaves. He became a desk” with a handpainted rose motif and ranch hand as a child, and learned to matching chair served as the doctor’s desk. take down a steer by biting its nose Belongings of buffalo soldiers and black cowboys Her examining room, some medical equipment or lip. He received national attention are displayed in the museum. and supplies are displayed, along with her por- for his “bulldogging style” and trav- trait. eled with wild west shows. Other displays portray some of Denver’s A national touring rodeo company is citizens, who were involved in business or pol- named for Pickett — Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo. The museum sells a small selection of hard-to-find books featuring black Americans or their part in history. Book selections include books about blacks in the west, Buffalo Soldiers, Tuskeegee Airmen, black women, Kwanzaa and cooking. A few T-shirts are also for sale as well as post cards. The Black American West Museum and Heritage Center’s winter hours, from Oct. 1 to April 30, are from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Beginning May 1, the museum is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. It is closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission for adults is $4 and students are admitted for $3. Children under 3 get in free. For more information, call (303) 292-2566. The Black American West Museum and Heritage Center is located at 3091 California A portrait of Dr. Justina Ford, the ”Lady St., about 15 streets north and east of the 16th Artifacts belonging to black Americans Doctor,” hangs in the museum, which is Street Mall. who helped settle the West are featured in housed in her former home. the museum. Just the Facts • Travel time 90 minutes • For ages all • Type black history museum • Fun factor ★★★1/2 (Out of 5 stars) • Wallet damage $ $ = Less than $20 $$ = $21 to $40 $$$ = $41 to $80 A bronze tribute to Cowboy Bill Pickett is in the sidewalk at the entrance to the Black American West Museum and Heritage Center in Denver. (Based on a family of four) MOUNTAINEER February 4, 2000 B3 Association is accepting applications from all The Fort Carson Officers’ Wives’ Club’s next non-profit requesting organizations for the year function is Feb. 15 at Christopher’s. The cost is 2000. Send a letter of request by March 24 to: $6. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m. The topic is FCOWCCA, P.O. Box 12886, Fort Carson, CO “Keep the home fires burning.” Please RSVP by 80913-2886. Feb. 10 to Michelle Logan at 576-0893 or Jennifer School Age Program Assistants are needed at Wake at 540-9157. Peterson Air Force Base Youth Center Family Readiness Before/After School Program. Must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma. Training is In order to provide the best possible service for Fort Carson customers, LB&B wants to Center provided. Starting pay is $7.98. For more informa- tion, call 556-4818. ensure that customers are aware of its Quality Hotline. LB&B’s Quality Hotline: 526-6690. The Family Member Employment Assistance The Fort Carson Family Action Plan is in Program offers Standard Form 171 and Optional The Enlisted Spouses Charitable need of delegates for the upcoming AFAP confer- Form 612 Workshops Wednesday and Feb. 23. The ence held Feb. 15 and 16 at the Elkhorn Organization meets the third Wednesday of forms are the basic applications for federal employ- Conference Center. For more information, call every month at the Friendship House, building ment. For registration and additional information, 526-0461 or 526-4590. 1354, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 526- call 526-0452. 1053. National Consumer Protection Week is Feb. 14 to 20. This year’s slogan is “Shopping Safely Questions about housing? Call the following The Family Member Employment Assistance from Home.” Information will be provided at the Program will be conducting a Choosing a Career numbers, management: OMNI at 226-2268, mainte- main exchange Feb. 14 to 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Workshop Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. For registration nance: Madison at 576-1026. For maintenance, For more information, call Mary Braxton at 526- or more information, call 526-0469. 4590. management or anything else call 440-4175. The Family Member Employment Assistance The Temple Shalom Sisterhood’s 22nd Due to illness, Maria Sofia Cassares, an Annual Food-A-Rama is Feb. 17 at 9:30 a.m. employee of MEDDAC, needs annual leave dona- Program will conduct a workshop on “Marketing Traditional Jewish delicacies, baked goods and tions to help cover her absence due to the your Volunteer Experience for a Paid Position” Feb. desserts will be sold. For more information, call exhaustion of her available paid leave. Civilian 22, from 1 to 2 p.m. For registration or more infor- 634-5311 and press #14 for Food-A-Rama. employees who would like to donate annual leave mation, call 526-0469. should contact Janis Milligan at 526-7248. Applications are being accepted for the Red The Family Member Employment Assistance Cross Volunteer Dental Assistant Program. Due to illness, Carol L. Noble, an Army Program will conduct an “Interviewing Workshop” Applications can be picked up at the Red Cross Community Services employee, needs annual Feb. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. For registration or more office, building 1526, room 272, Monday through leave donations to help cover her absences due to information, call 526-0469. Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Application dead- the exhaustion of her available paid leave. line is Feb. 11. For more information, call 526- Civilian employees who would like to donate annu- Debt Management is a program offered 2311. al leave should contact Mary Jane Fletcher-Hermes through the Financial Readiness Program at at 526-4590. Army Community Service to assist servicemem- Mountainside Elementary School hosts its bers, retirees and family members get control of next Parents and Teachers meeting Wednesday at Due to illness, Donna Roachford, an employ- their debts. For anyone who is overwhelmed with 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. ee of Medical Department Activity, needs annual debts and needs help, call Financial Readiness at leave donations. Civilian employees who would 526-0449 for a confidential consultation. Manitou Springs hosts free historic speakers like to donate annual leave should call Janice series at the Elementary School Auditorium, 701 Milligan, 526-7248. Duclo which begins at 3 p.m. The Family Member Employment Assistance Feb. 13 The Keithley Cabins Program sponsors a recruiting day for Staffing Anyone interested in becoming a member of Feb. 27 A Spa in Manitou Springs Solutions Tuesday and Feb. 22 from 8:30 to 11:30 March 12 Architecture of Early Manitou the committee for the 2nd Annual Black History a.m. For more information, call 526-0452. Springs Health and Fitness Fair should call 526-3944. March 26 The Old Cliff House For more information call the Chamber office, The Army Community Services offers many Miscellaneous 685-5089 or 1-800-642-2567. contract positions for individuals who would like to join the team. If you would like more informa- Any family currently living in privatized Embry-Riddle University has a full-time tion pick up a packet at the Family Member housing and receiving food stamps is asked to Employment Assistance program or call 526-0452. Education Assistant Program Manager position contact the Army Community Service Family available at Fort Carson. Fax resume and cover Readiness Program. Because of the additional Free infant massage classes are offered at the letter to 576-6556 or mail to ERAU, Colorado BAH being reflected on the LES, in most cases, Spiritual Fitness Center, building 1161, each these families will no longer be eligible for food Springs Center, 4900 Ellis Street, Suite 2, Army Education Center, building 1117 Room 310, Fort Tuesday in January, March, May, July and stamps. The Financial Readiness Program is cur- rently trying to identify those families affected by Carson, CO 80913. E-mail colorado_springs_cen- September from 9:30 to 11 a.m. For more infor- these changes in order to provide information on firstname.lastname@example.org . mation, call 526-4590. other available resources. For more information, call 526-4590. The Prevention and Relationship Pikes Peak Library District presents the Enhancement Program for married couples is offered at the Penrose House at Turkey Creek Youth Black History Festival Feb. 27 at the East Ranch Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Library and Information Center, 5500 N. Union A ribbon-cutting for the grand reopening of Feb. 11 8:30 a.m. to noon. Free books, child care Youth Services, building 5950, will be held Feb Blvd. Visitors can enter to win special door prizes using their library cards. Free library card registra- and refreshments are offered. For more information 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Colonel Michael J. tion will also be offered. Refreshments will be or to make reservations, call 526-4590. Kazmierski will be the guest speaker. Activities for served. the grand reopening will include dance classes, yo- The American Red Cross Health and Safety yo demonstrations, arts and crafts, aerobics and The Lone Feather Council holds its classes at Fort Carson are: more. For more information call Jay McKinney at Valentine’s Day Pow Wow Feb. 12 from 6 to 9:30 • Red Cross Babysitting Course, Feb. 19 and 26 p.m. at the McKibben Physical Fitness Center. 526-2680 or Darrilyn Young at 526-1239. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., building 1526. Admission is free. Seating is limited. Lawn chairs • Community First Aid and Safety Course, Feb. are permitted. For more information, call Debbie 22, 24 and 29 from 6 to 9:30 p.m., building 1526. The Children’s Hopes and Dreams-Wish Howell-Williams at 749-2633. • Community First Aid and Safety Course, Feb. Fulfillment Foundation is accepting names of 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., building 1526. children on Fort Carson who might be eligible The Cheyenne Mountain Dental Clinic is for having a dream fulfilled. The foundation sponsoring a “Have a Heart” day of dental For more information about classes, call 526- 1279. makes wishes come true for children with chronic exams and cleanings for children complete with x-rays and flouride treatment Feb. 14 from 9:30 or life-threatening illnesses. For more information, a.m. to 1 p.m. All for a $25 donation per person to The Fort Carson Officers’ Wives’ Club is call (973) 361-7366. be given to the Homeless Shelter Child Enrichment accepting nominations for next year’s board Center. To make an appointment, call 576-1730. members. For board positions available and Editor’s note: The deadline for submitting “Briefs” descriptions of duties, contact Jan May at 576- to the Mountaineer is 5 p.m. Friday before publica- The Fort Carson Officers’ Wives’ Charitable 3581. tion date. MOUNTAINEER February 4, 2000 B5 Any personnel wishing to attend must submit a Monday to Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Classroom memorandum with full name, rank, organization 223. and POC telephone number to Management Service • Hazard Communication Train-the-Trainer: Branch (Records Management), by the suspense Feb. 22 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Classroom 223. dates. Attendees are requested to bring a current • Local Radiation Protection Officer Course: copy of AR 25-400-2 (MARKS), dated Feb. 26, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Classroom 223. 1993. Point of contact for this action is Duane Attendees are required to bring a copy of their Soldiers are reminded to visit the CHRRS Gregorich, 526-2107. respective duty appointment memorandum to the office, building 7301, to update their waiting list Three-day Safety Officer and Hazard information every six months. It is important that The Central Vehicle Wash Facility will oper- Communication Courses. Space is limited to the housing has good contact information in order to ate at reduced capacity through March 15, due first 12 people who preregister for the Motorcycle offer soldiers on-post housing. Please call 526-2322 to facility maintenance. Questions regarding avail- Safety Course by calling 526-2123. For more infor- for more information. ability of wheel and track facilities should be mation on SOTC courses, call 526-8044 or 526- addressed to the Facility Operator, during the hours The University of Colorado at Colorado of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., at 526-3820. 2123. Springs ROTC conducts a Green-to-Gold brief- ing every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in the Education The Army Career and Alumni Program Effective immediately, range safety certifica- Center. If you are interested in becoming an Army Center now has set times for clearing. Monday tion has changed from a three-year certification officer and receiving a bachelor’s degree, call Maj. through Wednesday, 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 to a one-year certification. Classes will continue Frank Gray or 2nd Lt. Arturo Roque at 262-3236. p.m., Thursday 9 to 10 a.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., to be held at Range Control every Friday at 1 p.m. Friday 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. If you have For more information, call 526-6330. The 249th Engineer Battalion is recruiting questions please call 526-1002 or 526-0640, or visit soldiers from all MOSs to train as Prime Power the web page Contributors are needed for the Production Specialists. Prime Power soldiers www.carson.army.mil/ACAP/acap.html . Mountaineer. If you have writing skills and would receive hands-on experience with high voltage elec- like to help get your unit’s story out, the trical power generation and distribution systems. The ACAP Center offers a wide variety of Mountaineer is looking for people to write occa- The 249th Engineer Battalion recruiting team visits services for transitioning soldiers, DoD members sional stories for publication. The Mountaineer staff Fort Carson Feb. 15. A briefing is in the Family and family members. For information on these provides training. Please notify the staff in advance Readiness Center, building 1526, from 10:30 to services, stop by building 1118, room 133, or call of writing a story. For information, call 526-4144 11:30 a.m. Call Nilia Kondratiuk at DSN 656-3904 526-1002 or 526-0640. and ask for the editor. or commercial (703) 806-3904 for reservations. Leave your name, work and home phone numbers. Debt Management can help you manage Soldiers separating or retiring after or dur- your bills. All information provided is confidential, ing a deployment or upon completing a lengthy The Oklahoma National Guard is in desper- and is available to active duty, dependents, retirees deployment should begin the Army Career and ate need of lieutenants to fill unit vacancies. Any and retired dependents. For more information call Alumni Program early. For more information, young soldier who already has a bachelor’s degree 526-0449. visit the ACAP Center in building 1118 to make an or who has a minimum of 90 credit hours toward a degree and meets the prerequisites to attend Officer Anyone on official travel (TDY or PCS) must appointment. Candidate School is encouraged to apply. There is use their Government Travel Card. Anyone with- also a direct commissioning program available for out a government Visa card should pick up an Free scholarship website for the military sergeants E-5 and above who have a bachelor’s application packet. To insure that a new card is acti- community. GI Bill Express.com is a military-only degree. Contact Maj. Vicki Jones, 405-228-5255. vated, call (800) 472-1424 before using it. For more scholarship Web site designed to help active duty, information, call John Tack at 526-5077. spouses, dependents, reservists and veterans find To upgrade Records Management proce- scholarships. For more information visit dures all files need to be approved annually on The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club event cal- http://www.gibillexpress.com . FORSCOM Form 350-R, List of File Numbers. endar is as follows: This form is in Jet Form. The following files need The next meeting is Feb. 16 and all meetings The Army Ideas for Excellence Program is to be transferred to the Records Holding Area: are held monthly on the third Wednesday of the seeking military and Defense Department per- • 600-8-105a, Personnel-Type Orders month at 11:30 a.m. at Fatz. sonnel who have suggestions for accomplishing a • 600-8-105c, Permanent Order Records Sets Induction Ceremonies: 1st Quarter Board, job better, faster, more efficiently or less expen- • 600-8-22b, Military Award Cases today. sively. Anyone who knows of innovative ways to cut For more information, call Duane Gregorich at Induction ceremonies and rehearsals are held at operating costs; make better use of resources; save 526-2107. McMahon Theater. All other events are conducted materials and labor; improve quality and services; in the main conference room of building 1430. For and increase productivity should call 526-5077 for The next MARKS classes are conducted: more information, call 526-2409 or 526-3887. more information. The government will pay up to • March 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in building $25,000 for a good idea. 1550, classroom A, suspense date is March 10 The University of Portland in Oregon offers • April 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in building an opportunity for soldiers interested in earning The Fort Carson Criminal Investigation 1550, classroom A, suspense date is April 7. a bachelor’s degree and becoming an Army leader. To receive more information on the Command Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline. To University of Portland, Army ROTC and Green to report suspected cases of fraud against the govern- Legal Notice Gold program, contact Capt. Gary Cohn at (800) 227-4568 ext. 7682 or (503) 943-ROTC. ment, call the hotline at 524-1120. Callers may remain anonymous and all information is confiden- tial; however, enough information must be left With deepest regrets to the family of Staff Sgt. Joseph E. Suponcic, deceased. The Fort Carson Safety Office conducts the about the incident for a follow-up investigation. Anyone having claims against or indebted- following classes in building 1117: ness to his estate should contact Capt. • Motorcycle Safety Course: Feb. 18 from 7:30 Editor’s note: The deadline for submitting Andrew M. Johnson at 524-1708. a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Classroom 309A. “Briefs” to the Mountaineer is 5 p.m. Friday before • Three-day Safety Officer Training Course: publication date. Iron Horse Park. All skill levels welcome. Must For more information, call Rachel Juley at 473- bring own equipment. For more information, call 9981. 526-2038 or 579-4269. Falcon Youth Hockey needs coaches. For more The El Paso County Parks Department is information, call 488-8979. offering a volunteer naturalist training course for volunteers. Volunteers will assist interpretive The Fort Carson Swim Program offers youth Interested in being a member of the Fort staff at Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature swimming lessons at every level. Levels four Carson Golf Council? Call 524-3890 or the Golf Centers by leading school programs and public through seven are a combined class and are limited Course Management Office with your name and tours. Training sessions are held on five consecutive to 10 students per class. Levels two and three have Thursday mornings beginning Feb. 17 and ending a maximum of eight students per class. Classes are telephone number no later than today. March 16 from 8 a.m. to noon. Class size is limited Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5 to 5:45 to 20. For more information, call Paula Megorden p.m. Upon completion of the class, the child Tae Kwon Do classes are being offered at at 520-6387. receives an American Red Cross card for the high- Child and Youth Services every Thursday and est level they completed. For more information, call Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Ages 5 and up are The 17th Annual March of Dimes Snoball Charles Jarboe or Ann Bagshaw at 526-3107. welcome. For more information, call 526-2680. Softball Tournament is March 4 and 5, 18 and 19. More than 80 teams will come together for Editor’s note: The deadline for submitting Roller hockey pick-up games are played food, fun, prizes and softball at the Mountain View “Briefs” to the Mountaineer is 5 p.m. Friday before every Saturday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Athletic Complex and Cottonwood softball fields. publication date. MOUNTAINEER B6 February 4, 2000 at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 and 19 — the Millennium Space Dale St. Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. Call Spectacular, and tickets start at $9. Call 520-7469 634-5583 for tickets or information. for tickets. “Rent” tickets are on sale now for the April Buffalo Bill 11 through 16 run in the Pikes Peak Center. Call Celebrate Buffalo Bill’s birthday at the 520-Show or 520-9090. “Rent” is winner of a Carnivale Tony award as well as a Pulitzer Prize. Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum in Golden, Feb. The Carnivale parade in Manitou Springs is 27. Free entry, cake and ice cream from 11 a.m. to Band concert set for March 4. The Mardi Gras-type parade is 3 p.m. Buffalo Bill lookalikes join others in period The U.S. Air Force Band of the Rockies per- open for entries and the theme is “old masters.” costume for the celebration. The Buffalo Bill Grants are available for assistance with costumes forms a free concert at Arnold Hall Theater, at the and puppets. Call the Manitou Springs Chamber Museum is at 987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Rd. in Air Force Academy, Sunday at 2 p.m. The concert of Commerce at 685-9212 for information before Golden. Call (303) 536-0747. is free, but tickets are required. Contact Sunday, regarding the grant. Pow Wow TicketMaster, 520-9090, for tickets. Spring break Denver hosts the 26th Annual Denver March Pow Wow March 17 to 19 in the Denver Coliseum Ice show Planning ahead for spring break? The Disney on Ice’s “The Little Mermaid” will be Children’s Museum has the answer. Children can 4600 Humboldt. Several hundred American Indian dancers will perform, Activities begin at 11 a.m. at the Colorado Springs World Arena March 22 to attend the “Mars 2030” workshop geared for 7 to Entry is $6 each day or $12 for all three days. Call 26. Tickets are available at the World Arena Box 12 year old children, March 27 through 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For 4 to 6 year old children, (303) 934-8045 for information. Office or by calling 576-2626. “Spaced Out!” is a workshop focusing on art and Bob Marley’s birthday Black history basic science of outer space. It is from 9:30 to Southern Colorado is celebrating Bob An exhibit in the Pioneers Museum, “John & 2:30 p.m. at the Children’s Museum. Marley’s birthday with a celebration at Colorado Sarah,” is a story about slaves, as researched by Members of the museum get a discount and Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Feb. 11, at 8 their great grandson, Curtis Reaves. The exhibit there is also a family discount for each additional p.m. Tickets are available at (800) 965-4827 or on child. Call the Children’s Museum at 574-0077 for isn’t about rich, successful or famous people — the Web at Ticketweb.com for $19 in advance. The information. The Children’s Museum is open celebration features Tippa Irie, Rappa Robert and just a couple who raised a large family and their everyday and is located in the Citadel Mall. Jimifar-1, the Riddim Band and food. Tickets are descendent Home shows also available at the Colorado Music Hall and who chroni- Tired of the snow? Take in a home show for Independent Records. cled their ideas for spring projects and gardens. A home Theater lives. There is show is at the Convention Center in Pueblo “Snow White,” directed by Missoula Children’s no admission through Sunday. In Denver, it’s at the Colorado Theatre is 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Mountainside charge for the Convention Center, Saturday through Feb. 13. Elementary School, building 5506. Admission is 50 exhibit, which Weekend hours begin at 10 a.m., and weekdays it cents for children and $1 for adults. opens at 3 p.m. There’s an admission charge. runs through “Victor/Victoria,” is Feb. 12 at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Performances are at 3 April 7. The Cabin fever and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20.50, call 530-7469 Pioneers Cripple Creek celebrates “Cabin Fever Daze” with outdoor activities and food Feb. 19. Call for tickets or information. Museum is at (877) 858-4653 for information. “Annie” is the next show at Arnold Hall 215 S. Tejon, Theater at the Academy, March 10 and 11. Call and is open Concert 333-4497 for information and reservations. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young is in concert Tuesday “Martha Graham Dance Co.” is at the Pikes Feb. 23 at 8 p.m., in the Pepsi Center in Denver. through Peak Center Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15; Tickets start at $43.50; call 520-9090. Saturday. call 520-7469. Courtesy photo Symphony “HMS Pinafore,” a musical by Gilbert and A photograph of Sarah, a for- Upcoming symphony performances include Sullivan, begins Feb. 11 and runs through Feb. 27. mer slave and midwife in “Carmina Burana” at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, Shows begin at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, at North Carolina, is in an exhib- and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Symphony pops concert is the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 320 W. it at the Pioneers Museum. MOUNTAINEER February 4, 2000 B7 McMahon by Sgt. 1st Class Mark Baker Theater Movies Pvt. Murphy’s Law Saturday and Sunday “Doug’s First Movie” (G) 2 p.m. Snack Bar Price List All candy .75 “Deep Blue Sea” (R) 6 p.m. Soda $1 Popcorn $1 Children age 10 and under must be accompa- Hot dogs $1 nied by an adult or sibling who is at least 13 years Pizza slice $1.50 of age. The 2 p.m. matinee is intended for a chil- Egg rolls $1 dren’s audience and the 6 p.m. movie is intended *Snack bar is open during all shows. for an adult audience. All movies cost $1 for any- **Prices subject to change. one 5-years-old or older. McMahon Theater is located on the corner of McDonald Street and Wetzel Avenue. For more information, call 526-4629.