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					Vol. 37, No. 7                                              Fort Sam Houston – Home of Army Medicine                                                                  Feb. 24, 2005

Briefs . . .                                      Rodeo Army style
Military aviation anniversary
    Fort Sam Houston will celebrate the
95th anniversary of the first military
flight Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the
main flagpole on Stanley Road. The
ceremony’s key speaker will be Brig.
Gen. E.J. Sinclair, commanding gener-
al, U.S. Army Aviation Center, Fort
Rucker, Ala. On March 2, 1910, on the
Fort Sam Houston’s grounds, 1st Lt.
Benjamin Foulois climbed onto the
seat of a Wright Flyer and made mili-
tary aviation history by attaining a
height of 100 feet and circling the area
at the speed of 50 mph.

Change of responsibility
   NCO Academy will have a change
of responsibility ceremony March 11
at 7:15 a.m. at MacArthur Field.
Command Sgt. Maj. Howard R. Riles
will assume responsibility from the
outgoing academy commandant,
Command Sgt. Maj. Paul H. Mathsen.
For more information, call Sgt. 1st
Class Chad Peltier at 221-4294.
Inclement weather site is Blesse
                                                                                                                                                             Photo by Master Sgt. C.S. Allbright
Auditorium, Willis Hall, Building
                                                  Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker and country music singer George Strait depart the SBC Center rodeo ring after
                                                  Schoomaker administered the oath of enlistment to future Soldiers at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. See
                                                  related article, Pages 16 and 17.
Gas pump closure
   The Fort Sam Houston Car Care
Center on Schofield Road is scheduled
for maintenance and repairs on its gas
pumps Monday through March 9.
During that time, all gasoline pumps
                                                Deployed Soldiers can reenlist ‘out
will be closed. The facility will remain
open for tires, oil changes and auto parts.
Customers are asked to use the gas
                                                of window’ for tax-free bonuses
pumps at the Walters Street shoppette.          By Sgt. David Foley                                the Department of the Army sent out a mil-           Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Wilkerson,
                                                Army News Service                                  itary personnel message to Army career            18th Airborne Corps, reenlisted in front of
Housing office closure                                                                             counselors around the globe. The Selective        the Al Faw Palace Feb. 7 and was awarded
   Fort Sam Houston family housing                  CAMP VICTORY, Iraq — Like any                  Reenlistment Bonus-Deployed Program               a $5,600 bonus. Wilkerson said he didn’t
office will be closed Monday. It will           major corporation, the Army is always              allows deployed Soldiers to reenlist while        get the opportunity to reenlist during his
reopen Tuesday under Lincoln Military           looking for ways to retain its trained and         abroad for a chance to receive a tax-free         last deployment because his window was-
Housing. The new office hours will be           qualified employees.                               bonus of up to $15,000.                           n’t open and he waited until this deploy-
from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The new             One of the ways the Army does this is by           “Basically, you can reenlist outside of       ment just so he could reenlist in Iraq.
numbers effective Tuesday will be 270-          providing Soldiers with reenlistment bonus-        your window while deployed to take advan-         However, he said he was glad to hear about
7638 for voice and 270-7699 for fax.            es. Until recently, only Soldiers of certain       tage of the reenlistment bonus in a deploy-       the bonus and thinks it will encourage other
                                                rank or military occupational specialty quali-     ment area where it will be tax free,” said Sgt.   Soldiers to reenlist even though they are
                                                fied for reenlistment bonuses. Soldiers also       1st Class Jorge Garcia, career counselor, Task    more likely to deploy again.
HQ move                                         had to wait for their reenlistment window to       Force Dragon at Camp Victory.                        Maj. Raymond Bowyer, who swore in
   The 187th Medical Battalion’s A              open before they could reenlist, thus making           Garcia said the program is a great oppor-     Wilkerson during his reenlistment ceremo-
Company headquarters will move to               it difficult for them to get tax-free bonuses by   tunity for Soldiers because many of them          ny, said he fully supports the program.
Aabel Hall, Building 2840, Room 23. The         signing up during a deployment.                    wouldn’t qualify for a reenlistment bonus if
                                                                                                                                                                         See BONUSES on Page 4
grand opening is March 7 at 4:30 p.m.               However, all that changed Jan. 18 when         they reenlisted without being deployed.

Future military doctors hone field skills at Camp Bullis
By Donna Miles                                  Air Force applied the clinical training they       bat casualty care, not in infantry tactics.       principles they learned during prior service
American Forces Press Service                   received at the National Naval Medical Center      “We’re teaching students to care for              in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine
                                                in Bethesda, Md., as well as the tactical skills   patients from the point of injury to the first    Corps, but with a new focus.
   A fictitious Middle Eastern country,         they would need to survive on the battlefield.     surgical capability,” he said.                       “We’re not going to go off fighting the
Pandakar, was facing internal unrest and           “They have to defend themselves while               Increased emphasis on treating patients       enemy, but anywhere the troops go, we’re
taking casualties. Fourth-year medical stu-     they take care of the casualties,” said Maj.       as quickly and far forward as possible pres-      going to go, too,” said 2nd Lt. Tom Dowd,
dents at the Uniformed Services University      Steve Currier, director for military contin-       ents challenges traditional medical students      a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy
of the Health Sciences were called in to        gency medicine at the Uniformed Services           aren’t likely to encounter, from treating         now preparing for a job in orthopedics at
treat the patients.                             University.                                        patients while under fire to working with         Brooke Army Medical Center. “Here,
   Operation Bushmaster, a 72-hour exer-           That requires skills not taught in tradition-   far less equipment than they’d find in fixed      we’re learning our roles so when we’re
cise designed to expose future military doc-    al medical schools: land navigation, nuclear-      medical facilities.                               out there (in combat), we’re better able to
tors to the rigors of field medicine in a       biological-chemical decontamination and                “The battlefield is not the same as home,”    come through.”
combat environment, was under way at            weapons skills, among them, as well as the         Currier said. “Resources are limited, evacua-        Dowd said the realism of the training at
Camp Bullis.                                    ability to live and operate in the field.          tion times are prolonged and there are specif-    Operation Bushmaster, which incorporates
   As they treated “patients” — actually stu-      Although field skills are an integral part      ic threats. It’s a challenging environment.”      mock attacks and forces students to triage and
dents at nearby Fort Sam Houston — the          of Operation Bushmaster, Currier stressed              For about half the class members,
medical students from the Army, Navy and        that it’s a practical exercise in tactical com-    Operation Bushmaster offered a return to                           See FIELD SKILLS on Page 4
2 Feb. 24, 2005                                                                                                                                                                                 Fort Sam Houston News Leader

Scam targets families of service members killed in action
   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Officials                         are also concerned about the fact that                    for assistance in obtaining funds kept                        credible. The sender then asks for confir-
with the Department of Homeland                         these criminals are impersonating ICE                     for them by the deceased friend, promis-                      mation of the e-mail address of the recipi-
Security are warning the public about two               agents and referring to ICE’s official                    ing more details when the relative                            ent, stating, “there is a very important and
new Iraq-related Internet scams, including              Web site in an effort to steal money                      responds to the e-mail. The sender then                       confidential matter which I want us both
one directed at the relatives of fallen U.S.            from Americans who have lost loved                        adds a link to the portion of ICE’s actual                    to discuss.”
Soldiers.                                               ones.”                                                    Web site discussing ICE operations in                            The ICE Cyber Crimes Center in
   “These new Internet fraud schemes                       The first scheme involves e-mail sent                  Iraq.                                                         northern Virginia, in conjunction with the
are among the worst we have ever                        to relatives of U.S. Soldiers killed in                      In the second scheme, a blanket e-mail                     ICE Office of Professional Responsibility
encountered,” said Michael J. Garcia,                   Iraq. Claiming to be a volunteer work-                    is being distributed that claims to be from                   here, are investigating the schemes. Those
assistant secretary of Homeland                         ing with U.S. forces, the sender states                   an ICE official in Iraq who is responsible                    who receive the bogus e-mail solicitations
Security for Immigration and Customs                    that a late friend, who was also a U.S.                   for tracking down funds looted from the                       should ignore and delete them, Garcia
Enforcement. “Most troubling is the                     Soldier killed in Iraq, was a very good                   Iraqi Central Bank by Saddam Hussein’s                        said.
fact that some are targeting the rela-                  friend of the relatives’ slain son or                     son. The sender lists ICE’s Web site                             (Source: U.S. Immigration and
tives of U.S. Soldiers killed in Iraq. We               daughter. The sender then goes on to ask                  address in the e-mail in an effort to seem                    Customs Enforcement news release.)

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232nd Med. Bn. exercise challenges Soldiers
Story and photos by Capt. Jake        navigation, visual signaling,         realism and increase the training
Bustoz                                movement formations and patrol        value of the event.
232nd Medical Battalion
                                      bases; instruction on how to react       Medical training on evaluating
                                      to indirect and direct fire; and      a casualty and treating head and
    Leaders from the 232nd            procedures for requesting a nine-     chest wounds was interlaced
Medical Battalion are fostering a     line medical evacuation.              throughout the exercise. Soldiers
culture that instills Warrior Ethos       Preparatory training ended        also learned the fundamentals of
into its Soldiers through tough       Feb. 2 with a 4 a.m. alert notifi-    loading and unloading ground
training that requires them to        cation that required all 330          ambulances in a short period of
have confidence in themselves         Soldiers to pack and load their       time. Toward the end of the day,
and their team.                       equipment.                            the Soldiers moved patients
    Soldiers who live Warrior Ethos       By 6 a.m., the unit was ordered   through a litter obstacle course and
place the mission first, refuse to    to move into a forward operating      overcame the confidence obstacle
accept defeat, never quit and never   base by forced road march. At the     course in four-man teams.
leave behind a fallen comrade.        base, the unit was given the order       Following training, the
    Soldiers from the 232nd Med.      to perform foot patrols that were     Soldiers marched back to the unit
Bn. E Company demonstrated            designed to challenge Soldiers to     area to conduct an after-action
Warrior Ethos recently during         work together while traversing        review. The day was tiring, but
“Tusker-Warrior Day,” an exer-        over a 4-mile distance in cold        the company put its best foot for-
cise to hone warrior skills.          weather.                              ward to ensure Soldiers received
    The company prepared for the          Simulators were located along     pertinent training to prepare them
exercise with training in land        the routes to provide a sense of      for future assignments.

                                                                                                                   Soldiers from E Company move to a casualty collection point
                                                                                                                   with a wounded Soldier during the 232nd Medical Battalion’s
                                                                                                                   “Tusker-Warrior Day.”

A squad leader from E Company discusses the current situation with team leaders while the                          Soldiers from E Company assist each other while negotiating
radio/telecommunications operator calls up a situation report to higher headquarters.                              the Confidence Obstacle Course.

Earned Income Tax Credit offers benefits to lower wage earners
   The Earned Income Tax Credit is a tax          Your income cannot exceed certain            by more than one person to claim EITC. If       available at or by calling (800)
credit for people who work but do not          limitations:                                    a child meets the rules to be a qualifying      829-3676. Publication 596 also is available
earn high incomes. For eligible taxpayers,        For tax year 2004, you must have             child of more than one person, only one         in Spanish. The instructions for Form 1040
EITC is a valuable tool to lower their         adjusted gross income of less than:             person can treat that child as a qualifying     can help you determine your eligibility. The
taxes or claim a refund.                       • $34,458 ($35,458 if married filing joint-     child and claim EITC.                           instructions contain a worksheet and the
   The IRS wants all eligible taxpayers to     ly) with two or more qualifying children.                                                       earned income credit table to help you
claim the EITC. Many taxpayers who             • $30,338 ($31,338 if married filing joint-         If you don’t have a child, you must         determine the amount of your credit. If you
qualify for EITC may also be eligible for      ly) with one qualifying child.                  meet three additional tests:                    are claming EITC with a qualifying child,
free tax preparation and electronic filing     • $11,490 ($12,490 if married filing joint-     • At the end of 2004, you must have been        you must complete Schedule EIC and attach
by participating tax professionals and vol-    ly) with no qualifying children.                at least age 25, but under age 65.              it to your tax return. Schedule EIC provides
unteers. Taxpayers and tax professionals                                                       • You cannot qualify as the dependent of        Internal Revenue Service with information
should review the rules before attempting         If you claim a child, they must meet         another person.                                 about your qualifying children, including
to claim EITC.                                 three eligibility tests:                        • You must have lived in the United States      their names, ages, SSNs, relationship to you
   To qualify for the credit, taxpayers           Residency test - The child must have         for more than half of 2004.                     and the amount of time they lived with you
must meet certain requirements and file a      lived with you in the United States for                                                         during the year.
U.S. individual income tax return. There       more than half of 2004.                         EITC for military
are also special rules for people with or         Relationship test - The child must be           Beginning in tax year 2004, members of       Advance EITC
without children.                              your:                                           the military have the option to include their      If you received advance EITC pay-
                                               • Son, daughter, stepchild or a descendant      tax-exempt combat zone pay when com-            ments in 2004, you must file a tax return
   Individuals and families must meet          of any of them, or;                             puting their earned income for EITC. The        to report the payments. Your W-2 form
certain general requirements:                  • Sister, brother, stepsister, stepbrother or   combat pay remains exempt for federal           will report your advance EITC amount.
• You must have earned income.                 any of their descendents whom you cared         taxes. However, families should be aware        You cannot use a Form 1040-EZ to report
• You must have a valid social security        for as your own child, or;                      that they must include all of the combat        advance payments.
number for yourself, your spouse (if filing    • A foster child who was placed with you        pay or none of it. For example, if the inclu-      The advance EITC payment program
jointly) and your qualifying child.            by an authorized placement agency and           sion of combat pay would push a taxpay-         allows you to receive part of the credit
• Investment income is limited to $2,650.      who you cared for as your own child.            er’s adjusted gross income above the EITC       through your employer. If you would like
• Your filing status cannot be “married fil-   • An adopted child placed with you for          income limit, taxpayers should leave it out     to participate for 2005, you must work and
ing separately.”                               adoption by an authorized placement             of their EITC calculations. If, however, the    receive taxable wages. If you qualify for
• Generally, you must be a U.S. citizen or     agency.                                         inclusion of combat pay would enable a          EITC and you have at least one qualifying
resident alien all year.                          Age test - At the end of 2004, the child     taxpayer to obtain a higher refund, then        child for 2005, give your employer a
• You cannot be a qualifying child of          must have been under age 19, a full-time        combat pay should be included.                  Form W-5, Earned Income Credit
another person.                                student under age 24 or any age if perma-                                                       Advance Payment Certificate, and your
• You cannot file Form 2555 or Form            nently and totally disabled at anytime dur-     How to claim EITC                               employer will include part of the credit
2555-EZ (related to foreign earned             ing 2004.                                          Publication 596, Earned Income Credit,       regularly in your pay.
income).                                          Your qualifying child cannot be used         explains the process. The publication is           (Source: IRS)
4 Feb. 24, 2005                                                                                                                                                  Fort Sam Houston News Leader

Distributed learning revolutionizes Army training
Story and photos by Shadi May                    computer, and you don’t have to worry
Fort Sam Houston News Leader                     about falling behind like you would when
                                                 an instructor goes over the material. You
    Soldiers and Department of the Army          can go back and redo your lesson.”
civilians interested in taking courses to            DLS is also available to benefit civilian
fulfill their training requirements or           employees with their career enhancement
enhance their careers can do so through          goals. In fact, like Soldiers, civilians are
Army’s Distributed Learning System.              actively taking advantage of courses
    The DLS is an Army initiative funded         offered through DLS.
fully by the Army to assist Soldiers and             “It’s a method of delivering training
civilians to receive quality training in         which helps you avoid TDY costs and time
state-of-the-art facilities and to improve       out of the office,” said David Glass,
training efficiency and flexibility.             Installation Labor Relations officer at Fort
    “Quality training is at the core of the      Sam Houston Civilian Personnel Advisory
Army’s mission, and it’s absolutely vital        Center, while taking a ‘Dealing with
to readiness,” said Col. Sharon Holmes,          Medical Issues in the Work Place’ video           Carmen Lopez-Dunn, an instructional system specialist, assists a student from
DLS project manager.                             teletraining course.                              187th Medical Battalion, during validation of an integrated pest management
                                                     VTT is among popular methods by               computer-based course at Aabel Hall.
    While the Army’s goal is to provide the
best and most up-to-date training to Soldiers,   which DLS accommodates its customers.
                                                 Through this method, training can be              whether it’s 3 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston, 7              Another attractive factor of DLS for
it is not always an easy task because of
                                                 accomplished where the instructor and             a.m. in Bosnia or 11 a.m. in Korea.                 commanders and supervisors is the cost sav-
Soldiers’ deployments, reassignments and
                                                 student interact while linked via videocon-           The DLS has begun to “field” an Army            ings to the government. While it could cost
family commitments. Whether it is military
                                                 ferencing, teleconferencing or the Internet.      learning management system whereby                  an average of $1,200 to send someone to a
occupational skills training, annual common
                                                     DLS contributes to the Army’s ever            Soldiers and civilians can register for cours-      training conference, the DLS opportunities
tasks training or career development courses,
                                                 changing environment. The training                es through the Army Knowledge Online                save units thousands of dollars in travel
DLS affords Soldiers a chance to take cours-
                                                 offered through this method can be avail-         portal. The system will support manage-             costs while providing immediate results.
es from home or office.
                                                 able when the Soldiers are available and          ment and administration of training prod-               Fort Sam Houston’s DLS facilities are
    “The thing I like about it is that you
                                                 when the training is needed. Web-based            ucts and allow supervisors and commanders           located in Aabel and Willis halls and
can go at your own pace,” said Spc. Chris
                                                 training is available at times that are con-      access to personnel training records to see         include three classrooms with 16 individual
Fitzgerald, a D Company, 187th Medical
                                                 venient for the student. VTT classes can          what type of training individuals had and to        computer work stations in each classroom.
Battalion preventive medical specialist.
                                                 also be taught in a live, interactive setting     determine what type of training they need.              “We have onboard maintenance,” said
“It’s one on one between you and the
                                                                                                       “Our challenge is to market the pro-            Gilbert Gutierrez, DLS facility manager at
                                                                                                   gram and ensure all people entitled to the          AMEDDC&S. “We are here 24/7 to
                                                                                                   benefits use it, said Velma Burrs, chief,           accommodate the Army’s training mis-
                                                                                                   Multimedia Training Branch, Department              sion. We encourage people to contact us to
                                                                                                   of Academic Support and Quality                     use the facility more.”
                                                                                                   Assurance for Army Medical Department                   The Army’s goal is to have a DLS facility
                                                                                                   Center and School. “Our greatest service            within a 50-mile radius of a Soldier’s home
                                                                                                   to AMEDDC&S is that we deliver mis-                 base. The intent of the program is to reach
                                                                                                   sion essential training to personnel in             Soldiers throughout the world any time.
                                                                                                   worldwide locations.”                                   “The program’s quality promotes itself,”
                                                                                                       DLS consists of five components to              said Neta Lesjak, AMEDDC&S chief of
                                                                                                   include digital training facilities, the Army       Department of Academic Support and
                                                                                                   learning management system, Army e-learn-           Quality Assurance. “The program’s goal is
                                                                                                   ing, an enterprise management center and the        to deliver the right training to the right
                                                                                                   development of the deployed digital training        Soldiers at the right time in their careers.”
                                                                                                   campus. The Army has fielded the program                To learn more about the DLS and courses
                                                                                                   worldwide on both active and Reserve instal-        offered, Soldiers and civilians can visit the
                                                                                                   lations at a total of 249 sites to include conti-   Web site at For informa-
                                                                                                   nental U.S. installations and those military        tion on Fort Sam Houston DLS facility and
Army civilian employees attend a civilian personnel interactive video teletrain-                   installations located in Germany, Belgium,          services, visit
ing course in Willis Hall.                                                                         Italy, Korea, Japan and Okinawa.                    or call 221-6400.

Continued from Page 1                            stabilization, which locks in their current       term of enlistment who have served between              Garcia said Soldiers in some MOSs
                                                 duty station for two years after they redeploy.   17 months and six years fall into the A zone,       might qualify for more money based on
   “I think it will contribute to keeping good      Even though most Soldiers will qualify         whereas Soldiers who have served between            their standard bonuses. “For instance,” he
Soldiers who are ‘sitting on the fence’ and      for a bonus if they reenlist while                six and 10 years fall into the B zone. Soldiers     said, “an explosive ordnance disposal spe-
can’t decide whether to stay in the Army,”       deployed, Garcia said not everyone will           in the A zone will be awarded 1.5 times their       cialist normally qualifies for 3.5 times
Bowyer said. “It gives them benefits that        get the full $15,000 and some may not             monthly base pay multiplied by the number           their base pay multiplied by the number of
will help to make the decision easier.”          even qualify for a bonus at all.                  of years they reenlist for beyond their current     years and can go up to $30,000, so they
   Soldiers have two options when reenlist-         “It’s all in the math,” he said.               ETS date. Soldiers in the B zone will qualify       would want to stick with that option.
ing under the new program. They can sign            Under the new program, Soldiers will fall      for their base pay multiplied by the number             For more information about Selective
up for the needs of the Army, allowing the       into two categories based on their pay grade      of years they reenlist. All bonuses will be         Reenlistment Bonuses, Soldiers should speak
Army to choose their next duty station; or       and time in service. Soldiers in their initial    paid in one lump sum.                               to their unit or installation career counselor.

Field skills
Continued from Page 1                  ing opportunities for medical           seven-year military service obli-
                                       personnel before we’re out              gation. “But the type of person
    evacuate patients while under      there.”                                 you have here doesn’t think of it
fire and in chemical protective            Air Force 2nd Lt. Valerie           as an obligation,” said Dowd.
gear, got his and his fellow stu-      O’Brien said Operation                  “This is what we want to do.
dents’ hearts pumping. “You’re         Bushmaster, and her entire              Our greatest aspiration is to pro-
‘amped up’ on adrenaline, and          course of studies at the                vide care to the service members
you have to assess the patients,”      Uniformed Services University,          fighting the global war on ter-
he said. “It gives you a real sense    is preparing her for the chal-          ror.”
of what you can expect.”               lenges she will face practicing            “This is our chance to serve
    Navy Ensign Sherry Jilinski        medicine in a joint environment.        that population that gives so
said the training will pay             “This allows us to be more              much for our country,” agreed
tremendous dividends during            familiar with the assets the other      O’Brien, a former enlisted
future deployments providing           services have and what they do,”        Soldier whose father also retired
medical support to the Marine          she said. “It’s exposure we just        from the Army.
Corps. Field medicine requires         wouldn’t be able to get in a dif-          “There’s a real sense of pride
“a whole different mind-set”           ferent environment.”                    here,” she said. “We’re here                                                     Photo by Navy Seaman Kory Kepner
than traditional medicine prac-            After completing their studies      because we believe in what               A fourth-year student at the Uniformed Services University of
ticed in fixed facilities, she said,   at the Uniformed Services               we’re doing, and that’s how we           the Health Sciences treats a simulated combat casualty dur-
“and this is one of the few train-     University, graduates accept a          view our training and our job.”          ing Operation Bushmaster at Camp Bullis.
6 Feb. 24, 2005                                                                                                                          Fort Sam Houston News Leader

Army chief honors troops

                                                                         (Right) Spc. Nicholas Sellers,
                                                                         assigned to the 25th Infantry
                                                                         Division from Fort Lewis,
                                                                         Wash., receives his Purple
                                                                         Heart from Army Chief of Staff
                                                                         Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker
                                                                         Thursday at Brooke Army
                                                                         Medical Center. Sellers, from
                                                                         Cairo, Ga., sustained his
                                                                         injuries Dec. 21 when the dining
                                                                         facility in Mosul, Iraq, was

                                                                                                                                      (Left) Army Chief of Staff Gen.
                                                                                                                                      Peter J. Schoomaker presents his
                                                                                                                                      coin to 1st Sgt. Howard Briel, from
                                                                                                                                      the 25th Infantry Division at Fort
                                                                                                                                      Lewis, Wash., Thursday at Brooke
                                                                                                                                      Army Medical Center. Briel also
                                                                                                                                      received a Purple Heart. The first
                                                                                                                                      sergeant sustained orthopedic
                                                                                                                                      and burn injuries when the dining
                                          Photos are by Kelly Schaefer                                                                facility in Mosul was attacked.
Sgt. Gary Walters receives his Purple Heart at Brooke Army
Medical Center from Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker
Thursday for injuries sustained when an improvised explosive
device exploded under his vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq. Walters, a
combat infantryman, suffered both burn and orthopedic injuries.
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                                                                                                                                                     Financial Readiness
                                                                                                                                                     Branch of Army
                                                                                                                                                     Service at
8 Feb. 24, 2005                                                                                                                         Fort Sam Houston News Leader

Top Marine lauds contributions of injured warriors
Story and photo by Nelia Schrum          miles from Tokyo, the battle
Brooke Army Medical Center Public        involved more than 70,000 Marines
                                         who faced a blistering assault from
                                         the Japanese. It took 36 days for the
   The commandant of the Marine          Americans to take the island. The
Corps stopped by Brooke Army             death toll included 6,821 Americans.
Medical Center Saturday to thank a          The heroism of the battle for
new generation of America’s mili-        Iwo Jima was captured by
tary for their service and to award      Associated Press photographer Joe
Purple Hearts to injured Marines.        Rosenthal when he took the famous
His visit coincided with the 60th        picture of Marines raising the U.S.
anniversary of the start of the Battle   flag.
of Iwo Jima.                                Hagee said that when he told the
   Marine Gen. Michael Hagee pre-        aging survivors he was traveling to
sented Purple Hearts to Cpls. Peter      see injured Marines, the veterans
Carey and Matthew Dickson, both          told him how proud they are of
injured in Iraq. Hagee also awarded      what the Marines today are accom-
two Purple Hearts bedside to             plishing.
Seaman Bailey Elley and Lance               “The situation has changed dra-
Cpl. Robin Griffiths for injuries        matically in the last months,”
sustained in the Global War on           Hagee said. “The safest place to be
Terrorism.                               is Fallujah.”
   Before departing for San                 He said each Marine would look
Antonio, Hagee said he spent the                                                 Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Michael Hagee and his wife, Silka, join Marine
                                         back and be able to say that they       Cpls. Matthew Dickson and Peter Carey Saturday at a Brooke Army Medical Center
morning with survivors from the          took part in an event that changed      Purple Heart ceremony. Hagee also awarded Purple Hearts bedside to Seaman Bailey
Battle of Iwo Jima. Located 660          the country.                            Elley and Lance Cpl. Robin Griffiths.
10 Feb. 24, 2005                                                                                 Fort Sam Houston News Leader

                   Tribute to heritage
                   Soldiers, civilians gather to
                   recognize Black History Month
                   By Shadi May
                   Fort Sam Houston News Leader

                      Fort Sam Houston community commemorat-
                   ed Black History Month at a ceremony at the
                   Roadrunner Community Center Feb. 16.
                      “Black history is in fact celebrating American
                   history,” said Col. Edward Maney, Fort Sam
                   Houston installation chaplain and BHM com-
                   memoration committee member.
                      Dr. Robert Ziegler, president of San Antonio
                   College, was the ceremony’s guest speaker.
                      “It seems to me that the purpose of the Black                                          Photo by Phil Reidinger
                   History Month is to give us an opportunity to reflect        Col. Richard Agee, Army Medical Department
                   on the contributions of the Blacks in America,” said         Center and School and Fort Sam Houston chief
                   Ziegler. “Slavery was the one issue which our politi-        of staff, joins Chaplain (Col.) Edward Maney
                   cal system could simply not compromise. It’s                 Feb. 16 to thank retired Sgt. 1st Class Moses
                   remarkable to see how Blacks survived the slavery            Steel and retired Command Sgt. Maj. Howard
                   and maintained their dignity and humanity in such a          Ray for participating in the installation Black
                   cruel and dehumanizing system.”                              History Month ceremony.
                      Ziegler was presented with a framed set of
                   Harriet Tubman U.S. Postal Service stamps.                      Howard T. Ray, a member of Bexar County
                      The committee also recognized retired Staff               Buffalo Soldiers Association, represented the local
                   Sgt. Moses Steel, a Korean, China and World                  association. “It’s always rewarding to participate in
                   War II veteran.                                              such events,” said Ray. “Our mission is to get the
                      “I wanted to recognize him because he was a               Buffalo Soldiers history into school history books,
                   local retired Soldier who contributed to this                and I am honored to be a part of that effort.”
                   country’s military and the Black heritage,” said                Ray was also presented with a collection of
                   Maney.                                                       stamps.

                     Antiterrorism Awareness                                                   2005 Brown Bag
                         Antiterrorism Awareness Training (Level I) is
                     required annually for all Soldiers and Department of                      Series Calendar
                     Defense civilians per AR 525-13. DoD contractors are
                     provided this training as specified in the contract. The    Wednesday      Arcy Longoria
                     training is available online at        11:30 a.m      President, FSH FEW Chapter
            The access code is aware.                                        Topic: Federally Employed
                          The Fort Sam Houston Antiterrorism Office has                         Women Organization
                     a “Quick Start Guide” available to help you sign up         April 6        Angela Swain
                     and complete this mandatory training online.
                                                                                 11:30 a.m.     Family Advocacy Victim
                          For more information, call Terri Stover, FSH
                     Antiterrorism Office, at 295-0535.                                         Advocate
                                                                                                Topic: Creative Anger
                                                                                                Management Styles
                                                                                 May 4          Rudy Garza
                                                                                 11:30 a.m.     CPAC Personnelist
                                                                                                Topic: National Security
                                                                                                Personnel System
                                                                                     Sessions are at the San Antonio Credit Union
                                                                                 Training Room. For more information, call 221-
                                                                                 9401 or 221-9356 or e-mail Maria.preda@sam-
                                                                        If reasonable accommodation
                                                                                 is needed, call 221-9401 in advance.
Fort Sam Houston News Leader                                                                                                                      Feb. 24, 2005 11

  Post salutes hospitalized veterans                                                               Cowboys stop by BAMC

                                                                                                                                                   Photo by Mina Mullins
                                                                                                   Four of the Army’s professional cowboys visited patients injured in
                                                                          Photo by Esther Garcia
                                                                                                   the war on terrorism Thursday at Brooke Army Medical Center, to
  Sgt. Jose Rocha and Spc. Nirettzy Velez, Fort Sam Houston Military Ambassadors, visit            include Spc. Dustin Hill, a patient at BAMC’s Amputee Care
  with John Guthrie, who trained as a medic at Fort Sam Houston in 1959, Friday at the Audie       Center, and his mother, Liz Keln. Pictured are (from left, bottom
  L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital during National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans.            row) Luke Branquinho, Hill and Trevor Brazile; (from left, top row)
  The VA-sponsored program is an opportunity to invite the public to say thank you to hos-         Joe Beaver, Zach Oates, Keln and Amy Hilliard, BAMC therapist.
  pitalized veterans for their sacrifices, view the facility, gain awareness of programs offered   The Army’s partnership with the Professional Bull Riders and
  to veterans, and to interest others in visiting veterans throughout the year. Members from       Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association is designed to assist the
  the Audie Murphy Club also spent the morning visiting with hospitalized veterans.                Army in its recruiting, outreach and awareness-building efforts.
12 Feb. 24, 2005                                                                                                                              Fort Sam Houston News Leader

 SPORTS                  BRIEFS                 ...
 Women only                                     Rusty Lyons Field, at Basse and               coaches meeting is March 14 at 1 p.m. at
    The Central Post Gym, Building 961,         McCullough. All skill levels are welcome.     the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center. The
 will be reserved for women only                For more information, call Dale Carver at     season starts March 21. For more infor-
 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from           826-1460 or Bill Altman at 651-5507.          mation, call Earl Young at 221-1180 or
 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m. Stop by     Basketball camp                               e-mail earl.young@samhouston.
 and work out on the cardio equipment,                                              
                                                    The Ten Star All Star Summer
 free weights and resistance machines. The                                                    Intramural Spring Softball
                                                Basketball Camp is accepting applica-
 facility also has a basketball court, equip-
                                                tions from 10 to 19-year-olds. Past par-         Letters of intent are due March 7. A
 ment issue room and locker room. For
 more information, call 221-3593.
                                                ticipants include Michael Jordan, Tim         coaches meeting is March 11 at 1 p.m.          Intramural
                                                Duncan and Vince Carter. College bas-         at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center.
 All Army Men’s Basketball                      ketball scholarships are possible for         The season starts April 4. The tourna-
                                                                                                                                         Basketball Standings
     Applications are being accepted through    players accepted to the All-American
                                                Team. For more information and camp
                                                                                              ment is July 18. For more information,        as of Feb. 17
 April 20 for All Army Men’s Basketball.                                                      call Earl Young at 221-1180, or e-mail
 The Trail Camp is June 21 to July 16.          locations, call (704) 373-0873.     
 People can pick up applications from the                                                                                                Team                  win   loss
 Intramural and Varsity Sports office at the
                                                Bench Press Contest                           B-ball league                              1st BAMC              12      1
 Jimmy Brought Fitness Center. For more            The next bench press contest is                                                       2nd DFAS (G.A.M.E)    14      2
                                                                                                 Three on three B-ball league starts
 information, call Earl Young at 221-1180.      March 16. Weigh in is from 4:30 to 5:30                                                  3rd Co B Acad Bn      14     3
                                                                                              March 16. A letter of intent is due
                                                p.m.; start time is 6 p.m. The cost is $20                                               4th 232nd Med Bn      12      5
 Senior slow pitch softball                                                                   March 7 and participants play Tuesdays
                                                and all participants receive a T-shirt. For                                              5th 5th Army           7      8
     San Antonio Seniors Softball League                                                      and Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30
                                                a registration form, visit the Jimmy                                                     6th 418th/591st Med    6     10
 seeks players for 60+, 65+ and 70+ men’s                                                     p.m. at the 32nd Medical Brigade Gym,
                                                Brought Fitness Center or call 221-2020.                                                 7th DENTAC             6     10
 senior slow pitch softball. The league’s                                                     1281 Garden Ave. To register your three
                                                                                                                                         8th NMCRC              6     11
 17th season begins in March. Open prac-        Intramural Tennis                             to six player team, call 221-4893 or
                                                                                                                                         9th Co A STB           4     12
 tices, weather permitting, are Mondays,                                                      221-3185 or e-mail leroy.williams3@
                                                   Letters of intent are due March 7. A                                                  10th 135th FA          3     13
 Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. at                                               
                                                                                                                                         11th BAMC #2           3     13
Fort Sam Houston News Leader                                                                                                                                 Feb. 24, 2005 13

RELIGIOUS HAPPENINGS . . .                                                                  POST WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Positive moms group                                                           Main Post Chapel, Building 2200, 221-2754             Sundays: 11:30 a.m. - 32nd Med. Bde. Soldiers
   The Protestant Women of the Chapel sponsor an enrichment class for            Catholic Services:                                 Troop Protestant Service:
Fort Sam Houston women seeking positive ways to deal with the complex            4:45-5:15 p.m. - Confessions - Saturdays           9 a.m. - 32nd Medical Bde. Soldiers
job of being a mom. The class is Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the         5:30 p.m. - Mass - Saturdays                    FSH Mosque, Building 607A, 221-5005 or
Dodd Field Chapel. The group will read and discuss, “The Power of a              9:30 a.m. - Mass - Sundays                      221-5007
Positive Mom” by Karol Ladd over a 10-week period. Childcare for                 11:30 a.m. - Mass - Weekdays                       1:30 p.m. - Jumma - Fridays
infants to 5-year-olds will be provided. For more information, call 829-         Protestant Services - Sundays:                     10:30 a.m. - Children’s Religious Education -
4479.                                                                            8 a.m. - Traditional Protestant                    Sundays
                                                                                 11 a.m. - Traditional Protestant                   7:30 p.m. - Adult Religious Education -
                                                                                 Jewish Services: 379-8666 or 493-6660              Thursdays
OCF picnic
                                                                                 Fridays: 8 p.m. - Worship and 8:30 p.m. -       Brooke Army Medical Center Chapel,
   Instead of its regular meeting March 4, the Officer Christian Fellowship      Oneg Shabbat                                    Building 3600, 916-1105
will host a picnic at Eberle Park at Randolph Air Force Base starting at 6    Dodd Field Chapel, Building 1721, 221-5010            Catholic Services:
p.m. For more information, call Lt. Col. Bob Griffith at 226-1295 or e-       or 221-5432                                           8:30 a.m. - Mass - Sundays
mail The OCF Bible study group will meet again           Catholic Services - Sundays: 12:30 p.m. -          11:15 a.m. - Mass - Sundays
March 11 at 6 p.m. at 1008 Gorgas Circle (near old Brooke Army Medical           Bilingual Mass                                     11 a.m. - Mass - Weekdays
Center).                                                                         Protestant Services:                               Protestant Services:
                                                                                 10:30 a.m. - Collective Gospel Protestant -        10 a.m. - Worship Service - Sundays
Couples’ retreat                                                                 Sundays                                            Noon - Worship - Wednesdays
                                                                                 9:30-11:30 a.m. - Women’s Bible Study           Evans Auditorium
   A Dodd Field Chapel group will host a couples’ retreat March 5 and 6.
                                                                                 (PWOC) - Wednesdays, childcare is provided       221-5005 or 221-5007
Free childcare will be provided for all attendees until 3 p.m. Attendees
                                                                              AMEDD Regimental Chapel, Building 1398,               Mormon Services: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. -
must provide their own childcare for the overnight. There is a suggested      221-4362                                              Sundays
donation of $30 per couple and $15 per single. For more information, call        Troop Catholic Mass:
Bonnie Miller at 822-6619 or e-mail, or Cindy           Sundays: 10 a.m. - 32nd Medical Bde. Soldiers                   Web site:
Richardson at 262-9551 or e-mail or visit www.samhous-            Troop Protestant Gospel Services:         

National prayer
   Fort Sam
Houston’s national
prayer breakfast will
take place March 10
at 6:45 a.m. at the
Sam Houston Club.
Maj. Gen. Dorian T.
Anderson, command-
ing general, U.S. Total
Army Personnel
Command and com-
manding general, U.S.
Army Human
Resources Command,
will be the guest
speaker. Tickets can
be purchased from
unit ministry teams
for a $2 donation. For
more information, call
Chaplain James
Benson at 221-2755.
14 Feb. 24, 2005                                                                           Fort Sam Houston News Leader

                   Children’s Dental Health Month
                   Sipping success: From baby bottle to cup
                      As soon as teeth appear in the mouth, decay          gets liquid by sucking on the cup, much like a
                   can occur. One of the risk factors for early child-     baby bottle. This defeats the purpose as it pre-
                   hood caries (sometimes called baby bottle tooth         vents the child from learning to sip.
                   decay or nursing mouth syndrome) is frequent                Don’t let the child carry the training cup
                   and prolonged exposure of a baby’s teeth to liq-        around. Toddlers are often unsteady on their feet.
                   uid, such as fruit juice, milk or formula, all of       They take an unnecessary risk if they try to walk
                   which contain sugar.                                    and drink at the same time since falling while
                      Tooth decay can occur when a baby is put to          drinking from a cup has the potential to injure
                   bed with a bottle. Infants should finish their nap-     the mouth.
                   time or bedtime bottle before going to bed.                 A training cup should be used temporarily.
                   Because decay can destroy the teeth of an infant        Once the child has learned how to sip, the train-
                   or young child, parents should encourage their          ing cup has achieved its purpose. It can and
                   children to drink from a cup by their first birthday.   should be set aside when no longer needed.
                      Many training cups, also called sippy cups,              For more information, people should talk to a
                   are available in stores. Many are “no spill” cups,      dentist. The American Dental Association says that
                   which are essentially baby bottles in disguise.         it is beneficial for the first dental visit to occur
                   “No spill” cups include a valve beneath the             within six months of the appearance of the first
                   spout to stop spills; however, cups with valves         tooth, and no later than the child’s first birthday.
                   do not allow your child to sip. Instead, the child          (Source: Budge Dental Clinic)

                     Akeroyd Blood Center urges donors to give “5 in ‘05”
                        The Akeroyd Blood Center challenges eligible blood donors to give five dona-
                     tions during 2005 during its “5 in ‘05” campaign.
                        Participating donors will receive a “5 in ‘05” card and be recognized at a special
                     ceremony at the end of the year.
                        For more information on the “5 in 05” program, call the Akeroyd Blood Center at
                     295-4655 or 295-4989 or stop by the center at 1240 Harney Road between 7:30 a.m.
                     and 3 p.m. weekdays.

                                                                                To recognize Children’s Dental Health
                                                                             Month, there will be a dental fair today
                                                                             from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fort Sam
                                                                             Houston Elementary School gymnasium.
Fort Sam Houston News Leader                                                                                                                                     Feb. 24, 2005 15

                                               terrorism. People who purchase a ticket       to 8 p.m. For more information, call 221-     Riding lessons
         Recreation                            will receive the new Spurs Military Coin.     4702 or 221-4387.
                                                                                                                                              Weekday riding lessons are available at
         and fitness                           Order forms are available at all Morale,
                                                                                             Trail rides                                   the Equestrian Center. Lessons slots are
                                               Welfare and Recreation activities, includ-
‘Buns on the Run’ fun run                                                                        The Equestrian Center offers one-hour     Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from
                                               ing the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center, the
   The free 5K fun run/walk is Saturday at                                                   trail rides Saturdays and Sundays year        10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for Western,
                                               Bowling Center and Army Community
10 a.m. at the Jimmy Brought Fitness                                                         round. People ages 7 and up are welcome;      English and Jumping. For more informa-
                                               Service. For more information, call 221-
Center. Participants receive a free T-shirt.                                                 however, adults must accompany children.      tion, call 224-7207.
                                               2307 or 221-2926.
This event is in conjunction with the                                                        Cost is $20 per person. Riding times are
Lighten Up! Tighten Up! promotion.             Red Cross Lifeguard Class                     8:30 to 9:30 a.m., 10 to 11 a.m., 12:30 to
Archery lessons                                   The Jimmy Brought Fitness Center will      1:30 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. Reservations are      New Orleans getaway
                                               hold a Red Cross Lifeguard Class March        required and may be made by visiting the           To show appreciation to its cus-
   Individual and group archery lessons        5 and 6 and March 12 and 13 from 9 a.m.       Equestrian Center at Building 3550,             tomers, the Fort Sam Houston Bowling
are available through the Outdoor              to 4 p.m. each day. Participants must be      Hawkins Road, off Binz-Engleman, or by          Center is conducting a drawing to win a
Equipment Center. Instruction is given at      15 years old and up and have a                calling 224-7207. The center is open week-      New Orleans Getaway Package. The
your level of experience, from novice to       Department of Defense ID card. Cost is        days from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays        package includes round trip transporta-
expert. Children are welcome, but must be      $165 and includes course materials and        and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.               tion for two, hotel accommodations and
accompanied by an adult if under the age       AED training. For more information or to                                                      a rental car. The trip is April 1 to 3. To
of 18. Participants should wear full shoes                                                   Cycling classes
                                               register, call 295-8861.                                                                      enter, stop by the Bowling Center,
and not wear oversized shirts or pants. For                                                     The Jimmy Brought Fitness Center             Building 2521, Schofield Road, and fill
more information, call the Archery Shop        Tax time help                                 offers free cycling classes. Get your heart     out an entry form. The drawing is
at 221-5225.                                      The library offers federal tax forms and   pumping with fast-paced rides set to            March 4. The contest is open to people
Spurs Military Appreciation Night              instruction booklets. They can provide the    music. Classes are Tuesdays and                 18 years old and up with a Department
                                               main forms plus other frequently used         Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.         of Defense ID card. For more informa-
  Watch the Spurs take on the Atlanta          forms. Visit the library at Building 1222,    and Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:45            tion, call 221-2307 or 221-2926.
Hawks March 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the SBC         corner of Harney and Chaffee Road,            to 5:30 p.m.
Center. The event will honor Soldiers who      Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m.
have served and are serving in the war on
16 Feb. 24, 2005                                                                                                                                                         Fort Sam Hou

Rope ‘em in
Chief of staff, country music legend o
Story and photos by Master Sgt. C.S. Allbright                                 rodeo. Also at the reception were members of the Army-sponsored rodeo
Fifth U.S. Army Public Affairs                                                 team, including Luke Banguinho, a world-class champion steer wrestler.
                                                                                  Schoomaker told the future Soldiers that he and the nation were very
   On his first trip to San Antonio’s annual stock show and rodeo, one San     proud of them.
Antonio native found himself in the center of an arena facing the Army’s          “This is something that will help you and help the nation,” said
chief of staff and a country music legend for a life-changing event.           Schoomaker. “You’ll be a better citizen as a result of this because you
   On Feb. 16, several thousand people at the SBC Center watched Jason         understand how absolutely blessed we are in this country for the things we
Taylor and 46 other young San Antonio-area men and women take the              have and not take them for granted.”
Army’s oath of enlistment administered by Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker,               Future Soldier, Stacy Owens, of Seguin, Texas, enlisted to become a radi-
who was mounted on horseback, alongside George Strait, also on horse-          ological technologist, and was among those able to get Strait’s autograph.
back.                                                                             After the reception, recruiters from the local stations marched the future
   “It’s an honor to be enlisted by such a high figure in the Army,” said      Soldiers onto the center of the SBC Center, where Schoomaker and Strait
Taylor, who departs for basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., next week.       waited on horseback to perform the swearing in. The future Soldiers then
Taylor added, “I thought George Strait would be taller.”                       marched back through the chutes to begin their careers in the Army. They
   The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is a 17-day event that draws in        are part of the delayed entry program, with some leaving as early as this
more than a million visitors to agriculture, livestock, rodeo and entertain-   month while others are headed out for basic training in the summer
ment events.                                                                   months.
   “Army Appreciation Day” was a special-theme day coordinated with               Schoomaker and Strait also spent some time during the rodeo events
stock show officials, the Fifth Recruiting Brigade and the Fifth U.S. Army.    with a contingency of wounded Soldiers attending as guests of the San
Lt. Gen. Robert T. Clark, the Fifth Army commanding general, was the           Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. The wounded troops are recuperating at
Army’s local host of the delegation.                                           the Brooke Army Medical Center.
   During Schoomaker’s visit, he and Strait walked around the rodeo               Strait served in the Army from 1971 to 1975, and played in an Army-
grounds and talked to recruiters at an Army display area. While on the         sponsored band, “Rumbling Country.”
grounds, Schoomaker and Strait practiced their lassoing skills on a               The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is a non-profit organization
mechanical head and heel team calf roping device.                              that promotes education and development of agriculture careers and issues.
   Schoomaker and Strait spent some time at a reception for the future         Each year, they also feature the various armed services in San Antonio,
Soldiers, who were sworn in as part of the opening ceremonies of the           which is known as “the military city, USA.”

                                                                                                                                                               Country music legend G
                                                                                                                                                               Show and Rodeo.

Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker and country music legend George Strait practice their lassoing skills Feb. 16 on the U.S. Army rodeo team’s
mechanical head and heels team roping calf.

                                                                                                                                                               (Above) George Strait p
                                                                                                                                                               reception before the sw

                                                                                                                                                               (Right) New recruits sta
                                                                                                                                                               the oath of enlistment
                                                                                                                                                               Peter Schoomaker at th
 on News Leader                                                                               Feb. 24, 2005 17

oversee Soldiers take oath at rodeo

eorge Strait greets Soldiers at a Fifth Recruiting Brigade display at the San Antonio Stock

                                  (Right) Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker and Larry Borth, from
                                  Fort Hood’s 1st Cavalry Division Horse Detachment, ride
                                  around the rodeo grounds with the members of the Horse

oses with future Soldiers at a
aring in ceremony.

nd in formation prior to taking
with Army Chief of Staff Gen.
 San Antonio Stock Show and
18 Feb. 24, 2005                                                                             Fort Sam Houston News Leader

 Post Pulse: What did you think of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo?
                                            “I’m new here. I            “My parents flew                     “I haven’t
                      “We went to        haven’t gone but I         in from Virginia to go               gone but my son
                   see Reba. We’ve       saw it one night when      to the Rodeo with us.                (Sgt. Kris Lopez)
                   seen her three        I was finding my way       We loved the horses,                 went every night
                   times before and      around. It looked like     cattle, food – the                   to concerts and
                   love her shows.”      a lot of fun so I’ll       whole experience.”                   to meet people.
                       Jan Mayberry      catch it next year.”           Lt. Col. Kimberly                He’s single so he
                      with grandson,               Sgt. 1st Class     Armstrong with her                 likes going.”
                                 Jerry             Charles Davis     mother, Pat Kinning                       Josie Franco
Fort Sam Houston News Leader                                                                                                                                                Feb. 24, 2005 19

                                                                       SCHOOL NEWS
        FSH Independent School District                                    Chili champs
          Weekly Campus Activities
             Monday to March 4
        Fort Sam Houston Elementary School                                  (Right) Fort Sam Houston
  Tuesday                                                                   board members Eustace
  Reading Across America                                                    Lewis (left) and Keith
  Wednesday                                                                 Toney (center) present the
  6th Grade Challenger                                                      first place trophy Friday to
  March 3                                                                   the winners of the Robert
  6th Grade Challenger                                                      G. Cole Jr./Sr. High
  March 4
                                                                            School Annual Chili Cook-
  Spirit Day
                                                                            off, “No Guts, No Glory.”
                                                                            The cooks were (from left)
           Robert G. Cole Jr./Sr. High School
                                                                            Nancy Wheeler, Jane
  Golf team tourney at San Marcos, 7 a.m.
                                                                            Morin, Rita Gage and
  Student of the Month photos/breakfast in mall area, 9:50 a.m.             Robin Meilinger.
  Boys’ basketball quarterfinal playoffs, TBA                                                                                                                           Photos by Dr. Gloria Davila
  Baseball at St. Gerard, 4:15 p.m.
  Boys’ basketball quarterfinal playoffs, TBA
  March 3                                                                                                                                                 (From left) Joe Wyckoff, Cole sci-
  Varsity track at South San High School (prelims), TBA
                                                                                                                                                          ence teacher and group supervisor,
  March 4
  Varsity track at South San High School (field events, run finals),                                                                                      congratulates the “Science Geeks:”
  TBA                                                                                                                                                     Stephen Lagutchik, Justin Maas,
  Boys’ basketball regional tournament, TBA                                                                                                               Luis Maldonado, David Thompson
  March 5                                                                                                                                                 and Antonio Vizcarrondo. The
  Boys’ basketball regional tournament, TBA                                                                                                               “Science Geeks” earned second
  Baseball vs. St. Anthony at Cole, 12 p.m.                                                                                                               place in Cole’s Annual Chili Cook-
  UIL one act play rehearsal in Moseley Gym, 1 to 5 p.m.                                                                                                  off, winning the highest place out of
                                                                                                                                                          the student cooks.

                                             CHILD                     AND               YOUTH SERVICES
                                           and $35 for the third if all are        Center at 221-3502.                   to 12 years old on and off post with   There is a no-cost start-up plan.
     Youth                                 from the same family. For 3 and                                               certified providers. FCC offers full   For more information, call 221-
                                                                                   Saturday shuttle
   Happenings                              4 year old step T-ball, the cost is
                                                                                      Youth Services offers a
                                                                                                                         day, part day, before and after        3820 or 221-3828.
                                           $30 per child. Track registration                                             school care, hourly care, extended
Cheer clinic                                                                       Saturday shuttle to and from the                                             PAC meeting
                                           is also under way. Children must                                              hourly care and long term care. For
   Youth Services sponsors a               be registered with Child and            Youth Center. There is no cost,       referral information or child              The Child and Youth Services
weekly cheer clinic beginning in           Youth Services, and a birth cer-        but parents with children 9 years     registration, call Child and Youth     Parent Advisory Council will
March for two age groups: 5- to            tificate and a physical are             old and younger must wait for         Services Central Registration at       meet March 15 from 11:30 a.m.
8-year-olds and 8- to 12-year-             required. For more information,         the van and sign them in and out.     221-4871 or 221-1723.                  to 12:30 p.m. at the Child
olds. Participants must be regis-          call 221-3502 or 221-5513 or            The shuttle schedule is                                                      Development Center, 2530
                                                                                      3 p.m. - leave the Youth Center    FCC providers                          Funston. Lunch will be provided.
tered with Child and Youth                 stop by the Youth Center,
Services. Cost is $30 per child.           Building 1630, between 10 a.m.             3:10 p.m. - Gorgas Circle             Family Child Care is looking        This is an opportunity for parents
For more information, call 221-            and 7 p.m.                              (picnic tables)                       for family members interested in       to learn of upcoming events,
3502 or 221-5513.                                                                     3:13 p.m. - Schofield/Dickman      becoming certified FCC providers.      meet staff and address concerns.
                                           Free after school program               on Schofield
Instructional classes                         Youth Services offers an after          3:16 p.m. - Reynolds and
   People interested in instruc-           school program for sixth through        Dickman on Reynolds                     STOMP conference
tional classes such as Tae Kwon            ninth graders weekdays until 6             3:20 p.m. - former Officers’
                                                                                                                              A Specialized Training of Military Parents, or STOMP, con-
Do, quarterly babysitter training          p.m. YS will pick up children           Club tennis courts
                                                                                                                           ference will be today and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at
or gymnastics can call 221-4882,           from either the elementary or              3:25 p.m. - Artillery Post
                                                                                                                           the Education Service Center, Region 20 conference center,
221-4871 or 221-1723.                      high school. Students go to the         Road at bus stop
                                                                                                                           1324 Hines Ave. STOMP is a federally funded parent training
                                           Youth Center, have a snack, work           3:30 p.m. - Easley/Infantry
Boredom remedy                                                                                                             and information center established to assist military families
                                           on homework, participate in             Post at bus stop 660
   Youth Services offers after                                                                                             who have children with special education or health needs. The
                                           clubs and do fun, innovative               3:37 p.m. - Patch Road
school and weekend opportunities                                                                                           conference will cover basic rights and regulations and topics
                                           projects. Students must be              (playground)
for sixth through 12th graders.                                                                                            include TRICARE, Medicaid, wills, guardianship, communica-
                                           registered with Child and Youth            3:40 p.m. - Marvin R. Wood
For more information, call Youth                                                                                           tion skills, Exceptional Family Member Program and basic
                                           Services, which has an $18              (basketball courts)
Services at 221-4882 or Child                                                                                              education rights. The STOMP staff comprises parents of chil-
                                           annual fee, but the program is             3:47 p.m. - Patch Road
and Youth Services central                                                                                                 dren with disabilities who have experience raising their chil-
                                           free. For more information, call        (shoppette parking lot)
registration at 221-4871.                                                                                                  dren in military communities and traveling throughout the
                                           221-3502.                                  3:51 p.m. - Foulois/Scott
                                                                                                                           world. For more information, call Kerry Dauphinee, installa-
Open recreation                                                                    Road (Harris Heights)
                                           Volunteers needed                          3:54 p.m. - Forage/Foulois
                                                                                                                           tion EFMP manager, or Riccardo Reeves, EFMP assistant man-
    School Age Services offers                                                                                             ager, at 221-2705.
                                              Youth Services is looking for           4:02 p.m. - Powless Guest
after school, weekend open                 volunteers to assist with youth         House.
recreation and after school hourly         programs, including coaches,               The return shuttle will leave        TAPPestry conference
care to children in first through          computer-skilled people, people         the Youth Center at 7:30 p.m. for
fifth grade. People have to sign                                                                                               The 2005 TAPPestry conference will be Saturday from 8 a.m.
                                           with craft hobbies or anyone who        those in fifth grade and below.         to 3:15 p.m. at the Education Service Center, Region 20 confer-
up for hourly and open recreation          just cares about kids. People who       There is also a shuttle that leaves
in advance. Children must be                                                                                               ence center, 1324 Hines Ave. The conference title is “Parent and
                                           can type or file are also needed. For   at 9:30 p.m. for those in middle        Professional Partnerships: The Ties that Bind” and is for teach-
registered through central                 more information or to volunteer,       school and at 10:30 p.m. for
registration prior to using the                                                                                            ers, administrators, parents and other professionals working with
                                           call the Youth Center at 221-3502.      those in ninth grade and up.            special needs students. The conference includes a presentation
School Age Program. For more                                                       These shuttles are for youth who
information, call School Age               Parents wanted                                                                  on communication, and The Playmakers, a San Antonio-based
                                                                                   live on the installation. For more      acting troupe of men and women with developmental disabili-
Services at 221-4466. To register,            Parents are invited to come to       information, call 221-3502.
call central registration at 221-                                                                                          ties, will perform “Now What,” which deals with transitions.
                                           the Youth Center Saturday from
4871 or 221-1723.                                                                                                          Other topics include behavior, early childhood, specific disabili-
                                           8 to 10:30 p.m. to join the Youth
                                                                                                                           ties and differentiated instruction. Administrators, teachers and
Sports registrations                       Center staff and the teens and
                                           middle school youth in a game of
                                                                                   Parent News                             other professionals can register online at
    Registration for baseball, soft-                                                                                       workshop.htm. For more information or a parent-registration
                                           basketball. Parents and staff try       Home-based child care
ball and T-ball runs through                                                                                               form, call Dawn White at 370-5402 or Becky Tarwater at 804-
                                           to outmaneuver the teens and
Monday. The cost is $45 for the                                                       Family Child Care offers home-       7201, ext. 382.
                                           score a few baskets. For more
first child, $40 for the second                                                    based child care for ages 4 weeks
                                           information, call the Youth
20 Feb. 24, 2005                                                                                                                                                Fort Sam Houston News Leader

                                                      COMMUNITY LINK
                                                    scholarships to family members of active        ID card is required. For more information,        at the OMNI Hotel at South Park from June
          Happenings                                duty, active Guard and Reserve, and             call Katja Lunsford at 221-0427.                  13 to 17. For more information, call Tech.
Historic Fort Sam tour                              retired or deceased Army personnel who                                                            Sgt. Stuart at 221-2434 or visit DMRTI’s
   The Fort Sam Houston Officer and                 reside in the San Antonio area. There are       Free computer training                            Web site at
Civilian Spouses’ Club will sponsor a               two categories – a graduating high school          Family members of active duty military
Tour of Homes on historic Fort Sam                  senior and an adult continuing education.
Houston April 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.              Applications must be postmarked no later
                                                                                                    personnel may receive computer training                       Meetings
                                                                                                    to prepare for the job market through the
Advanced tickets may be purchased today             than April 11. Interested applicants may                                                          Wives and widows meeting
                                                                                                    family employment readiness program.
for $10 in front of the PX. Tickets may be          obtain a copy of the application by seeing      Automated, self-paced training is available           The Retired Officers’ Wives and Widows
purchased the day of the tour for $12 at            their high school counselor or by contact-      on all Microsoft Office software (Word,           club will meet Monday at the Sam Houston
the Stilwell House. For more information,           ing Janie Gamez at 212-6951.                    Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Windows,              Club at 11 a.m. Sandy Sullivan will speak
call Betty Kotoriy at 545-0815.
                                                                                                    Outlook, QuickBooks (accounting), cus-            on fraud management. Call Arline Braswell
                                                    Camp Fair 2005                                  tomer service, clerical and typing skills.        at 822-6599 for reservations.
Free symphony concert
                                                        Parents interested in registering their     Typing instruction is also available in
   San Antonio Symphony residency pro-              children for OUR KIDS magazine’s 11th           Spanish. For more information, call Katja         Annual Joint Services luncheon
gram will feature a full orchestra concert          annual camp fair can attend an information-     Lunsford at 221-0427.                                The Fort Sam Houston Officer and
rehearsal and finale today, Friday and              al session Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at                                                           Civilian Spouses’ Club will host an annual
Saturday at St. Philip’s main campus, 1801          Home Court America, 8131 Pinebrook at I-        Degree opportunities                              Joint Services luncheon at the Sam
Martin Luther King Drive. The performances          10 and Callaghan. For more information,             A St. Mary’s University representative will   Houston Club March 22. The social hour
are free and open to public on a reservation        call Mary Anne Moffett or Pat Ramotowski        be available in Building 2247, by the educa-      will begin at 11 a.m. The entertainment
basis. For more information, call 531-3321.         at 349-6667.                                    tion center, Tuesday from 11 a.m. 3 p.m.          will be provided by the Texas Children’s
                                                                                                    Programs include accounting and business          Choir. Cost is $14.50 and reservations are
Driftwood Winery walk
   The Selma Pathfinders volksmarch
                                                                Volunteer                           management, computer science and computer         required by March 16. Mail your reserva-
                                                                                                    information systems, education, engineering       tions to Sigrid Reitstetter at 426 Graham
club will host a 10-kilometer (6.2 mile)            Eczema study                                    systems management, and international rela-       Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78234.
walk in Driftwood, Texas Saturday and                  Parent of children ages 2 to 12 with a       tions. Selected programs are offered at Fort
Sunday. The walk will start at the winery           history of eczema can have their children       Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base and             BOSS seeks single Soldiers
at 21550 Ranch Road 12 in Driftwood.                participate in a research study. For more       Randolph AFB. Active duty and retired mili-          The Better Opportunities for Single
The Saturday start will be between 8 a.m.           information, call Crystal Triplett, research    tary, DOD employees and spouses of these          Soldiers meet the first and third Wednesday
and 1 p.m. and will finish by 4 p.m. The            coordinator, at 916-3931.                       groups are awarded a grant of 50 percent off      of every month at 1:30 p.m. at the Hacienda
Sunday start will be between 8 a.m. and                                                             tuition per three-hour course. For more infor-    Recreation Center. The BOSS committee
12 p.m. and will finish by 3 p.m. For more                                                          mation, call Judy Olivier at 226-3360.            was established to provide Soldiers’ input to
information, call Phyllis at 496-1402,                      Professional                                                                              the commander, who uses the committee’s
email or check out
the club’s Web site at www.geocities.                       Development                             Homeland security course                          recommendations to improve single
                                                                                                                                                      Soldiers’ Morale, Welfare and Recreation
                                                                                                       The Defense Medical Readiness
com/Yosemite/Gorge/8195.                            Master’s degree in 12 months                                                                      programs. For more information, call Staff
                                                                                                    Training Institute will conduct a homeland
                                                       The National Graduate School of Quality      security medical executive course in Austin       Sgt. Edward Castro at 221-8760.
Congressmen host academy day                        Management is now accepting applications
    San Antonio high school students interest-      for a master’s program scheduled to start in
ed in attending a military service academy
can attend a session sponsored by four Texas
                                                    March. Classes will be one night a week
                                                    from 6 to 10 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston.
                                                                                                       Black History Month
congressmen March 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the         Students will earn a M.S. in Quality               Read Along Program
USAA auditorium, 9800 Fredricksburg Road.           Systems Management. Master’s business                 Volunteers are needed to read books on topics about black history to elementary
Midshipmen and cadets from all service acad-        project replaces thesis. The institution is        school children. For more information, call Master Sgt. Pauline Perry at 221-7804.
emies will be on hand to meet with prospec-         regionally accredited, nationally recognized
tive students and their families. Information       and eligible for VA/TA benefits. For more         Black history trivia contest
on the nomination process will also be avail-       information, call (800) 838-2580, 410-9147
able. Student ID or driver’s license is required                                                          1. What African American was head           American Jazz to the French and the
                                                    or 213-1248 or visit
to enter the facility. For more information, call                                                     of the National Blood Bank program              rest of Europe. What is another name
Karen Frey at 821-5024.                                                                               during World War II? He later resigned          for this notable all black unit?
                                                    Build a second career                             due to frustration at the government’s              4. What African American man
                                                        A free career lecture will be offered         policy that mandated that whites’ and           patented an electric elevator (U.S.
Fiesta tickets                                      March 17 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Evans            African Americans’ blood be given only          pat#371,207) on Oct. 11, 1887. He did
   The Cougar Pride Club of Robert G.               auditorium, Building 1396. Retired Army           to their respective races.                      not invent the first elevator; however,
Cole High School has parade tickets for             Col. Dick Crampton will conduct the lec-              2. Who became the first African             his design was very important as it
April 22 Battle of the Flowers and April            ture and share his extensive experience in        American woman to sit in the U.S.               improved the method of the opening
23 Fiesta Flambeau. The tickets are $8              transitioning to civilian life as well as         Senate and only the second African              and closing of elevator doors. He
and the seats are located along the 100             techniques on how to be marketable for a          American since Reconstruction to be a           improved the closing of the opening to
block of East Commerce St. All proceeds             career in the civilian sector. The session is     Senator?                                        the elevator shaft when an elevator was
go the Cougar Pride Club, which provides            for officers and senior NCOs who will                 3. In Dec 1917, the 369th Infantry          not on that floor.
scholarships to students and contributes to         retire in the next five years. Spouses are        Regiment was the first all-black U. S.              5. In 1914, Garrett Morgan, an
various activities at Cole. Call Lana               welcome. For more information, call Russ          combat unit to be shipped overseas to           inventor and businessman from
Dochnal at 226-2746 for tickets.                    Lane at 221-9255.                                 fight in World War I. Although they lost        Cleveland, invented a device called the
                                                                                                      one third of their unit, they never had         Morgan safety hood and smoke protec-
WWII anniversary commemoration                      Job fair                                          any man captured and never lost any             tor. This device is the forerunner to
   The Department of Defense World War II              The semi-annual San Antonio Military           ground. They also had a regimental              what well known item used by military
Veterans Commemoration Committee will               Community Job Fair will be March 23               band and are credited with introducing          personnel today?
present a tribute to veterans April 3 at 2 p.m.     from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Live Oak Civic
at San Antonio’s Villita Assembly Building,         Center, 8101 Pat Booker Road. More than           Feb. 17 trivia answers
401 Villita. The event is open to public with       100 employers will be represented. People
priority for World War II veterans and their                                                          1. President Nixon in 1972.
                                                    should bring several copies of their resume
guests. For more information, call (877)                                                              2. The Works Progress Administration, otherwise known as the “New Deal” and
                                                    to provide to potential employers. For a list
868-2058 or visit                                                                     later named the Work Projects Administration.
                                                    of participating employers, go to
                                                                                                      3. Read about the contributions of blacks to the defense effort.
                                           and follow
                                                                                                      4. August Wilson
Free tax assistance                                 prompts to job fairs. For more information,
                                                                                                      5. Mary McLoed Bethune
   St. Philip’s College will offer free income      call the Fort Sam Houston Army Career
tax filing assistance to the community              and Alumni Program at 221-1213.                      Trivia contest answers must be sent via e-mail to
through the volunteer efforts of students and                                                         or delivered in a sealed envelope addressed to Gayle Ellis, Black Employment
faculty from the college’s accounting infor-        Resume and interview workshops                    Program committee member, Room 1335, Building 2841, no later than Wednesday.
mation systems and Microsoft IT Academy                Family employment readiness program            The winner will be the person who submits the first set of correct answers. E-mail
programs during the tax filing season. For          will offer a resume writing workshop              responses are encouraged.
more information, call 531-3368.                    March 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and a job             Trivia answers for this issue will be published in the March 3 issue of the News
                                                    interview skills workshop March 16 from           Leader.
Scholarships offered                                9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Roadrunner
  The Fort Sam Houston Officer and                  Community Center. Reservations are                The winner of the Feb. 17 Black history trivia contest was Sgt. Dale
Civilian Spouses’ Club will be awarding             requested. A valid military family member        Morgan, Medical Holding Company.
Fort Sam Houston News Leader                                                                                                                                           Feb. 24, 2005 21

                                                                     FORT FREEBIES
   Freebies are published on a first-come, first-served basis. Commercial advertisements are prohibited. The deadline is noon Monday. Freebies are intended for personal
household goods and privately owned property, and may only be submitted by active, retired or reserve component military members and civilian employees working on
Fort Sam Houston. Real estate ads will not be published. To submit paid classified ads or commercial advertising, call Prime Time at 453-3300. To submit a Fort Freebie,
e-mail to or fax to 221-1198. Ensure your military and Fort Sam Houston civil service status, phone number and name appear on
request. Freebies run for one week unless submitter calls to renew. There is a two-week maximum and a limit of five items per entry.
   For Sale: Bowflex Pro model weight           French chair, $180 for set with your pick           For Sale: AKC Afghan hound pup-              blues uniform, 40-inch jacket, trousers 30
bench with leg lift attachment, in excel-       up. Call 490-3048 anytime.                       pies, born Feb. 7, will be ready for pick up    inch or 32 inch by 31 inch (has about 2
lent condition, paid $1,100 new, $500                                                            in April, taking deposit now. Call 566-         inch hem), $100; semi-sheers, champagne
obo. Call Kathy at 288-2098 or leave               For Sale: 2001 Featherlite all alu-           8292 or 549-5595.                               color, six panels, each 80 inches by 60
message.                                        minum open utility trailer, 4 by 6 by 8                                                          inches, $50. Call 697-9261.
                                                feet, removable sides and built in ramp,            For Sale: 2001 Pontiac Aztek GT,
   For Sale: Moving, must sell Ashley           great for motorcycle, ATV or lawnmower,          excellent condition; 75K miles, a/c, CD            For Sale: Queen mattress set with
Millenium champagne queen bedroom               2,000 pound GVWR, half the weight of a           player, $7,500. Call John Orendorff at          frame, new condition, $150. Call 838-
set, includes headboard, footboard, side        steel trailer and no rust, $1,000. Call          885-6719.                                       4427 in evenings.
rails, two night stands and armoire, very       Phillip at 945-4778 or 843-3584.
elegant, $300 obo; rosewood dinette table                                                           For Sale: Sofa and love seat with               For Sale: 1995 white Honda Civic
with four chairs, $100 obo. Call 599-              For Sale: Dog kennel made out of              throw pillows, cherry end tables with           DX, great condition, 46K miles, a/c, CD
4728.                                           chain link fencing with a gate, 6-feet high,     brass lamps, six months old, $850. Call         and FM stereo, performance wheels and
                                                6-feet wide and 12-feet long, less than two      Zenas or Pete at 639-1116.                      rims, $5,000. Call 279-8226.
   For Sale: 2004 black Monte Carlo, LS,        years old, good condition, $200 new, ask-
V6, automatic, 26k miles, radio-cassette,       ing $95 obo; home gym, $50 obo. Call                For Sale: New wood table with hide-             For Sale: 1995 Soft-tail Classic
a/c, cruise control, power locks, power         299-1273.                                        away extension and claw foot table legs,        Harley Davidson, low miles, mint condi-
windows, alarm, remote keyless entry,                                                            47 inches by 65 inches, oval, $125. Call        tion, $3,500 worth of extras, $14,050. Call
$15,000 obo. Call 364-5990 or (888) 388-           For Sale: 2001 burgundy Jeep Wrangler,        Ronald Weigel at 662-6948.                      262-3892.
8389.                                           Sahara Edition, sport utility two door, 49k
                                                miles, four by four, six cylinder, 4.0, auto-       For Sale: Micro fiber, mocha couch              Free: Chain link fence with two gates,
  For Sale: Beautiful large beige sofa          matic, a/c, CD player, hard top, soft top and    with matching recliner, six months old,         approximately 90 feet. Buyer must
bed, 7.5-feet wide with colored and             hitch, $14,200; 75-gallon fish tank with         $550; queen/king metal bed frame, $10;          remove the fence. Call Marty or Diana at
matching soft pillows and formal green          some accessories, $250 obo. Call 391-8998.       beige ceramic lamp, no shade, $10; dress        223-8009.