232nd Medical Battalion Soldiers become American citizens by mwz19860

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									                                                                            NOV. 26, 2009 • VOL. 51, NO. 47
                                                                                                                                                                                            HOLIDAY TREE
                                                                                                                                                                                                LIGHTING
                                                                                                                                                                                              CEREMONY
                                                                                                                                                                                                   DEC. 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                 6-8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 garrison
                                                                                                                                                                                                 flagpole


232nd Medical Battalion Soldiers
become American citizens
Story and photos by Esther Garcia
FSH Public Affairs Office

   Twelve Soldiers assigned to the
232nd Medical Battalion became
United States citizens during a nat-
uralization ceremony Nov. 20 at                                                                                                                                   Lt. Col. Margery Hanfelt, senior laboratory
the Army Medical Department                                                                                                                                       trainer, Department of Veterinary Science
Museum auditorium.                                                                                                                                                answers a question for Sgt. Travis Reed during
   Once the oath of citizenship was                                                                                                                               the Surveillance Food Laboratory Manager
                                                                                                                                                                  Course Nov. 20.
administered by Honorable John
Primomo, U.S. Magistrate Judge,
Families, friends and co-workers
joined the new citizens in reciting
the Pledge of Allegiance.
                                                                                                                                                                  Department of
   “This is an absolutely special
day for twelve of our Army
                                                                                                                                                                  Veterinary Science
Medical Department Soldiers, as
these men and women from vari-
                                                                                                                                                                  begins surveillance
            See NATURALIZATION P12
                                            Soldiers assigned to the 232nd Medical Battalion hold U.S. flags after taking the U.S. Oath of Allegiance during a
                                            naturalization ceremony Nov. 20 at the Army Medical Department Museum auditorium.
                                                                                                                                                                  food laboratory
                                                                                                                                                                  manager’s course
Lost Heroes Art Quilt                                                                                                                         A photo of 1st
                                                                                                                                              Lt. Thomas
                                                                                                                                              Martin, as a
                                                                                                                                                                  Story and photos by Lori Newman
                                                                                                                                                                  Fort Sam Houston Public Affairs
remembers fallen heroes                                                                                                                       child, represents
                                                                                                                                              South Dakota
                                                                                                                                              where he was
                                                                                                                                                                     The Department of Veterinary
                                                                                                                                                                  Science, in conjunction with the
Story and photos by                                                                                                                           born. He is one
                                       Quilts have been                                                                                                           Department of Defense Veterinary
                                                                                                                                              of 50 service
Minnie Jones                        around for centuries. It is                                                                               members in the
                                                                                                                                                                  Food Analysis and Diagnostic
Fort Sam Houston Public             a tradition in many cul-                                                                                  quilt repre-        Laboratory launched the
Affairs Office                      tures, where scraps of                                                                                    senting each        Surveillance Food Laboratory
                                    cloth become works of                                                                                     state in the U.S.   Manager Course last week.
   The Lost Heroes Art              art, as well as tell a story                                                                              Martin was 27          In development for more than
Quilt pays homage to Fort           or record history.                                                                                        years old when      two years, the week-long course
                                                                                                                                              he was killed in
Sam Houston by making                  Quilt creator, artist                                                                                                      intended for Veterinary Corps offi-
                                                                                                                                              combat near
the Warrior and Family              Julie Feingold designed                                                                                   Busayifi, Iraq,     cers, noncommissioned officers and
Support Center one of its           the quilt to tell a story of                                                                              Oct. 14 2007.       civilians, teaches laboratory man-
stops Nov. 19 on its jour-
ney across America.                                 See QUILT P5                                                                                                                      See FOOD SAFETY P13



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                                                  Suicide numbers may top 2008, but progress being made
       Editorial Staff                            Story by C. Todd Lopez         on active duty.                   a couple of months, has            ment in the readiness of                                    grams that are aimed at
Army Medical Department Center                    Army News Service
and School and Fort Sam Houston
                                                                                     Chiarelli said most of        been down.”                        our force.”                                                 psychological well-being.
          Commander
                                                                                 the suicides – as many as            The general attributes             The aim of                                               Among those are the pilot
  Maj. Gen. Russell Czerw                             The suicide rate           a third of them – occurred        that decline to Army               Comprehensive Soldier                                       TRICARE Assistance
        Garrison Commander                        among Soldiers serving         in the first two months of        actions to inform and              Fitness is to help Soldiers                                 Program and the
          Col. Mary Garr
                                                  on active duty in 2009 is      the year and that, despite        educate Soldiers and               put the same emphasis                                       Telemental Health
        Public Affairs Officer
         Phillip Reidinger                        expected to exceed that of     the numbers, he believes          leaders on the issue and           on mental strength and                                      Network, both designed to
              Editor/Writer                       2008 – a statistic the         the Army is making                he cites leader involve-           resilience that they put                                    let Soldiers and Family
            L. A. Shively                         Army doesn’t take lightly,     progress in its efforts to        ment for Army progress             on physical strength.                                       members seek assistance
              Editor/Writer                       said Vice Chief of Staff of    curb suicide.                     in suicide.                           The Army has imple-
            Steve Elliott
                                                  the Army Gen. Peter                “It is important to put          Chiarelli said the Army         mented additional pro-                                                                  See SUICIDE P11
               Staff Writer
            Lori Newman                           Chiarelli.                     these numbers in context          has several initiatives
              Layout Artist                           “We are most certainly     and to talk about why we          designed to help curb sui-                                    Weekly Weather Watch
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       News Leader office:                        Chiarelli said. “Obviously     making some progress,”            Comprehensive Soldier
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endorsed by, the U.S. government or                   The Army had 16
Department of the Army. It is published           potential suicides in
weekly by the Army Medical Department
Center and School and Fort Sam Houston
                                                  October, all of which are
Public Affairs Office, 1212 Stanley Road,         still under investigation,
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Everything advertised in this publication         September, the Army had
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religion, sex, national origin, age, marital      which are not confirmed
status, physical handicap, political affilia-
tion, or any other nonmerit factor of the pur-    and four still under inves-
chaser, user or patron. If a violation or         tigation.
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an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall         The Army had experi-
refuse to print advertising from that source      enced 140 confirmed sui-
until the violation is corrected. The editorial
content of this publication is the responsi-      cides in 2008. If Army sui-
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                                                  numbers have risen.
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                                                  also gave the Army, for
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advertising. The appearance of advertising        rate higher than that of a
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plements, does not constitute endorsement         comparable civilian popu-
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to news.leader@conus.army.mil by close of         the Army experienced 71
business Friday.                                  suicides for Soldiers not
NOVEMBER 26, 2009                                                                     NEWS LEADER                                                                                            PAGE 3


 News Briefs
Walters Shoppette hours
                                       Brigade gives students close look at Soldiers
   The Walters Street Shoppette        Story by Gregory Ripps                                                                                                                   Sgt. Jared Salinas, of
hours are now Monday-Friday,           470th Military Intelligence Brigade                                                                                                      the 470th Military
                                                                                                                                                                                Intelligence Brigade’s
5:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday 7          Public Affairs
                                                                                                                                                                                S6 (Communications
a.m.-11 p.m., and Sunday 7 a.m.-                                                                                                                                                Section), splints the leg
10 p.m. Call 225-0216.                                                                                                                                                          of a “casualty” in a
                                           Children at Columbia Heights
                                                                                                                                                                                demonstration of first
LMH offices closure                    Elementary School got a close-
                                                                                                                                                                                aid at Columbia Heights
    Lincoln Military Housing           up look at Soldiers and a few of                                                                                                         Elementary School.
offices will be closed Nov. 26-27      their activities Nov. 10 when                                                                                                            Students got a chance
to observe the Thanksgiving            members of the 470th Military                                                                                                            to see a variety of
Holiday. Call 270-7638.                Intelligence Brigade visited their                                                                                                       Soldier activities up
                                       school gymnasium.                                                                                                                        close during a special
PX Thanksgiving hours                      Approximately 200 students                                                                                                           assembly.
    The post exchange will be          in grades three through five had
                                                                                                                                                                                Photo courtesy of Daniel
closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26;      an opportunity to sample Meals                                                                                                           Segura, Harlandale
open Nov. 27, 4 a.m.-9 p.m.; Nov.      Ready to Eat, experience first                                                                                                           Independent School
28, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Nov. 29, 9      aid, have their faces painted in                                                                                                         District
a.m.-7 p.m. For additional infor-      camouflage colors, learn some
mation, call 225-5566.                 drill and ceremonies, and             their own time.                     great deal to the children at the             – not that I expected any less.
                                       observe a retreat ceremony.              Nadja Root, a teacher at         school, located in south San                  They know that the military is a
DPW, Housing Offices hours                 The Soldiers, stationed on        Columbia Heights and a former       Antonio’s Harlandale                          great option as a career
    The following DPW, Housing
                                       Fort Sam Houston, belong to an        U.S. Army chief warrant officer,    Independent School District.                  choice.”
Offices will be closed Nov. 27 to
                                       operational brigade that deploys      organized the “hands-on” event         “They will remember that for                  “The children were excited,
observe the Thanksgiving Holiday:
RCI Office, Building 407; UPH          intelligence specialists on mis-      to help the students better         the rest of their lives,” said Root.          and the Soldiers were excited
Office, Building 367; HSO Office,      sions throughout the world. Ten       appreciate what the military        “I was totally floored by the                 too. Everything went great,”
Building 367. All offices will         of the brigade’s Soldiers volun-      does for their country. She said    Soldiers’ enthusiasm and won-
reopen with regular hours Nov. 30.     teered to go to the school on         the Soldiers presence meant a       derful energy with the children                                    See 470TH MIB P11
For more information contact the
RCI Office at 221-2250.

IPAP Briefing
    Maj. Dawn Orta, program
                                       ‘Friday Night Lights’ actors thank wounded warriors
manager for the Army                   By Master Sgt. Ben Gonzales           warriors is a slow process.
Interservice Physician Assistant       Defense Media Activity-San Antonio    Service members with missing
Program, will do a briefing, Nov.                                            limbs or severe burn wounds
30, Buliding 2248, 3 p.m. Call            Kyle Chandler known as             are commonplace at the
221-1738.                              Coach Eric Taylor and Connie          Warrior Transition Battalion.
                                       Britton starring as the coach’s           Most warriors here spend
Holiday tree lighting                  wife on the television show           weeks or months recuperating
    The second annual Fort Sam
                                       “Friday Night Lights,” visited        and getting back to “a whole
Houston holiday tree lighting cere-
                                       wounded warriors at Fort Sam          new normal way of life,” said
mony will be held Dec. 2, 6-8 p.m.
                                       Houston Nov. 14.                      Judith Markelz, WFSC program
at the garrison flagpole. There will
be holiday arts and crafts,               The actors spent time              manager. “It takes a triad of
refreshments, pictures with Santa      encouraging warfighters at            healing: body, mind and spirit.
Claus, caroling, performances by       Brooke Army Medical Center,           This is a place to heal the spir-
the Army Medical Command               signing autographs at the Fort        it.”
Band, artificial snow and a sled-      Sam Houston Post Exchange,                “We help set up 70 trips a
ding hill.                             and talking to wounded war-           month for the warriors, lunch-
                                       riors and their Families at the       es, dinners and other items that
Holiday Concert                        Warrior and Family Support            help build the morale of these
    The 2009 Holiday Concert will      Center and Fisher House.              men and women. It is all donat-
be held Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at the           “We just came to say thank         ed and it is all free for those                                                              Photo by Staff Sgt. Bennie Davis
Jimmy Brought Fitness Center. The      you to everybody here,” Britton       assigned to the WTB here,” said     “Friday Night Lights” actress Connie Britton talks to Army Sgt. 1st Class Todd Griffin at
public is invited to enjoy holiday     said. “The most amazing thing         Markelz, adding that the WFSC       the Warrior and Family Support Center.
favorites by the Army Medical          to me is that when I talk to          is the only agency in the mili-
Command Band.                          Soldiers, they say they want to       tary that exists on donations.      the Brooke Army Medical                       device in Iraq. Doctors told his
                                       get healed and go back out (to            Wounded warrior Spc. Adam       Center. Watkins has been here                 parents that he had only a 26
                                       the war zone). It’s inspiring and     Watkins comes to the WFSC to        since May 2007, after a Stryker               percent chance of surviving.
                See NEWS P14           great to talk to you all.”            be around friends and unwind        vehicle he was driving was hit
                                          Recovery for some wounded          after hours of appointments at      by an improvised explosive                         See FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS P11
PAGE 4                                                                                 NEWS LEADER                                                                         NOVEMBER 26, 2009



Drag racer visits post, shares her experiences
Story and photo by Lori Newman
                                                                                                                                                           can’t find it; we don’t know how to
Fort Sam Houston Public Affairs                                                                                                                            explain the pathology reports, so just go
                                                                                                                                                           home.”
    Tina Stull is many things: wife, moth-                                                                                                                    She said that during the time she
er, cancer survivor and race car driver.                                                                                                                   thought she was dying, prayer was so
Stull visited Fort Sam Houston Nov. 19 to                                                                                                                  much a part of her life, because she felt
speak about her experiences at the 32nd                                                                                                                    she had no other options. “I made all my
Medical Brigade Thanksgiving Prayer                                                                                                                        decisions based off my prayers. When I
Breakfast.                                                                                                                                                 found out I was going to live I thought,
    Following the breakfast she parked                                                                                                                     why should my decisions be any differ-
her dragster at the Rocco Dining Facility,                                                                                                                 ent,” she said.
visited with Soldiers and signed auto-                                                                                                                        Stull continued to pursue her racing
graphs.                                                                                                                                                    career as a National Hot Rod Association
    “I really appreciate the Soldiers who                                                                                                                  Super Comp Dragster driver.
serve, because the job they do allows me                                                                                                                      She currently works with several mili-
to do what I do,” she said. “My getting to                                                                                                                 tary-focused ministries to provide on-
drive race cars is entertainment. People                                                                                                                   going support for the service members
in the military are changing history. It’s                                                                                                                 and their Families, and is responsible for
important that when they go out to do                                                                                                                      distributing thousands of free tickets to
their job, they know they are fully sup-      Sgt. William Hardin sits in Tina Stull’s dragster as Sgt. Cameron Hubbard and Pfc. Jorge Oliver talk with    racing events to members of the mili-
ported here at home.”                         Stull about the car. “It was pretty cool to sit in the car, but I wouldn’t want to drive it,” said Hardin.   tary.
    In 1998, Stull went to the Frank                                                                                                                          “If I was going to race when I was
Hawley Drag Racing School in Pomona,          nal cancer and was told I had three                   things I had been putting on the back                  dying, why wouldn’t I race now that I
Calif., but didn’t start drag racing until    years to live,” said Stull.                           burner but something I really wanted to                was living,” she said.
2002 after being diagnosed with cuta-             “I had to make some decisions about               do.”                                                      For more information, visit
neous T-cell lymphoma.                        what I wanted to do with the time I had                  When Stull went back to the doctor                  www.tinastullracing.com.
    “In 2002, I was diagnosed with termi-     left. I decided that racing was one of the            they told her, “You don’t have cancer, we



Families box items donated for Soldiers in Iraq
By Gregory Ripps                      and prepare them for mailing.            Meyer. “We even received a call
470th Military Intelligence Brigade   The group had accumulated                from the commissary the next
Public Affairs                        two-and-a-half grocery baskets           day saying people had left
                                      full of items such as disposable         things after we departed.”
   Although Soldiers of the           razors, toothbrushes and tooth-             She noted members of the
14th Military Intelligence            paste, deodorant, lip balm and           general public weren’t sending
Battalion in Iraq won’t have          lotions and shampoo. There               things to Soldiers overseas in
much of a “holiday” season            were fun things, too, such as            the volume they had done so in
there, their days will brighter,      snacks, compact disks and even           past years. However, the people
thanks to boxes sent to them          Christmas decorations.                   at the Fort Sam Houston com-
from the battalion’s Family               Shoppers at the Fort Sam             missary proved how generous
Readiness Group.                      Houston commissary donated               people could be. Capt. Chad
   The 14th MI Battalion, a           the items while FRG volunteers           Wetherill, who leads the battal-
subordinate unit of the 470th         bagged groceries Nov. 14 to              ion’s rear detachment, estimat-
MI Brigade, which provides            raise funds to ship boxes over-          ed the total value of donations
operational support to com-           seas. The volunteers also post-          was $1,800.                                                                                            Photo by Gregory Ripps
mands in various locations            ed lists of suggested items to              FRG volunteers filled 50                Family Readiness Group volunteers fill one of their 50 boxes with disposable razor
around the globe, has been            donate. These included not only          boxes, each 12 inches wide by              blades.
deployed in support of                wants and needs of Soldiers but          12 inches long by 5.5 inches
Operation Iraqi Freedom since         also simple toys and school              deep. The boxes were                          The boxes will contain one             Prince of the Apostles, in San
last summer.                          supplies for them to give to             addressed to the battalion                 more added feature assembled              Antonio,” said Nina Johnson,
   Family members and friends         Iraqi children.                          chaplain, Capt. Ramon                      by the volunteers.                        battalion Family Readiness
gathered at the Army                      “A lot of people took a list         Santillano, who will oversee                  “Treat bags contain letters            Support assistant. “The letters
Community Service building on         and went in and bought things            distribution of items to Soldiers          from two schools in the area,             are all written by children at
Fort Sam Houston Nov. 17 to           and donated them on the way              in Iraq as part of a chaplain              Morningside Elementary in                 these schools and should really
sort donated items, fill boxes        out,” said FRG volunteer Stacy           outreach program.                          New Braunfels and St. Peter,              lift the Soldiers’ spirits.”
NOVEMBER 26, 2009                                                                NEWS LEADER                                                                                       PAGE 5

QUILT from P1                 2007. He was assigned to                                                                              stand designed and cre-       lives, Eagle Scout, fierce-
                              C Troop, 1st Squadron,                                                                                ated by artisan Michael       ly dedicated to his men,
American service mem-         40th Cavalry Regiment,                                                                                Scarborough.                  his mission and his coun-
bers who lost their lives     4th Brigade Combat                                                                                       It shows 82 fallen         try.”
during the Iraq and           Team (Airborne), 25th                                                                                 heroes from all branches         Also accompanying
Afghanistan wars since        Infantry Division, Fort                                                                               of the military, 50 in the    the quilt on this tour, is a
9/11. She met with Gold       Richardson, Alaska.                                                                                   body of the quilt, repre-     companion book titled,
Star Mothers and Family          “He always wanted to                                                                               senting each state and 32     “The Lost Heroes Art
members of the fallen         be a Soldier. He grew up                                                                              around the border. A          Quilt Book” that lists the
heroes to get background      in the Army, me being a                                                                               childhood photo repre-        names of 5,000 service
on each member as she         command sergeant                                                                                      sents each service mem-       members who have lost
designed the quilt.           major and his mother a                                                                                ber. Words surrounding        their lives in the Iraq and
   Ed Martin, an opera-       chief warrant officer 5, I                                                                            each photo, give the          Afghanistan wars as of
tions specialist,             don’t think he had a                                                                                  viewer of the quilt a brief   July 4, 2009. It also gives
Directorate of Plans,         choice,” Martin said                                                                                  snapshot of the service       an in-depth story of each
Training, Mobilization        chuckling. He went to                                                                                 members’ personalities        service member high-
and Security, Fort Sam        JROTC in high school.                                                                                 and interests.                lighted on the quilt.
Houston, and his wife,        When he graduated, he                                                                                    On the quilt, Martin          “The thing we support
Candis, were thrilled         applied for West Point                                                                                represents South Dakota,      so doggedly about the
when they were first con-     but was not accepted. He     Jenny Koranyi, tries to decipher the secret message in The Lost Heroes   the state where he was        quilt is that the kids are
                                                           Art Quilt Nov 19, left there by creator Julie Feingold.
tacted by Feingold to tell    knew that if he joined the                                                                            born.                         not forgotten. That is
the story of their son, 1st   Army he could resubmit                                                                                   The words that sur-        why we (Gold Star
Lt. Thomas Martin.            his package, which he        pick it out anywhere; he                The quilt is striking, as        round his photo, tell only    Families and the Families
   Martin, a U.S. Army        did while he was sta-        has it on his picture on            it stands 5 and one-half             a small fraction of his       of the fallen) work so
Soldier, was 27 years old     tioned in Korea, and was     the quilt. He had it as an          feet tall by 15 feet long. It        story. They read, “West       hard for, and why we are
when he was killed in         accepted.”                   adult. We saw it when he            is somberly impressive               Point, numerous medals,       so thrilled about the
combat by small arms             Ed Martin said what       graduated from basic                on a black background                undaunted determina-          quilt, and the theme,
fire when insurgents          he remembered most           training, when we looked            with photographs bound-              tion, journals, rugby,        ‘Without a witness,’ they
attacked his unit during      about his son was his        out into the crowd – you            ed by crosses. It is promi-          ranger, church, 4-H,          will disappear,” said
night operations near         smile. “For Tom, it was      could spot him by his               nently displayed on a                band and theatre, Calvin      Martin.
Busayifi, Iraq, Oct. 14       always his smile. You can    smile.”                             hand-carved wooden                   & Hobbes, touched many
PAGE 6                                                                          NEWS LEADER                                                                          NOVEMBER 26, 2009


Texas Honor Ride salutes wounded warriors, Families
Story by Phil Reidinger      ditional coffee donation
Fort Sam Houston Public      that began during the
Affairs                      first ride.
                                 “Starbucks customers
   Motorcycles roared        in the Houston area
down Binz-Engleman           donated $17, 000 worth
Road with an escort by       of coffee for the Warrior
the Fort Sam Houston         and Family Support
police motorcycle patrol     Center,” Muilenberg said.
to Salado Creek Park for         The bikers enjoyed
the fifth annual Texas       barbecue, ice cream and
Honor Ride from              music by “Retrofit” dur-                                                  Photos by Stephen Markelz
                                                           Terry Muilenberg, Texas Honor Ride president, presents Judith
Houston.                     ing their day long rally at   Markelz and wounded warriors, represented by retired Staff Sgt. Jason
   Ride coordinator Terry    Salado Creek Park.            March, a donation check to support Warrior and Family Support
Muilenberg reported 824          Due to the numbers of     Center operations at the annual motorcycle riders’ rally.               A guitar on display at the Warrior and Family Support Center, signed
riders and passengers        riders, the Fort Sam                                                                                  by wounded warriors assigned to Brooke Army Medical Center for
attended the event this      Houston police got help       escort the riders and                  With wounded war-                treatment and rehabilitation, is presented to the Texas Honor Ride.
year, with 14 support        from Houston area             avoid traffic congestion            riors and their Families
vehicles bringing the tra-   motorcycle police units to    on IH 35.                           on stage and in front of            a Fort Sam Houston                 community donations.
                                                                                               the stage, riders cheered           Morale, Welfare and                The center, which
                                                                                               when Muilenberg pre-                Recreation Directorate             opened originally in the
                                                                                               sented a donation check             facility that operates             Powless Guest House in
                                                                                               to Judith Markelz to sup-           seven days each week,              December 2003 using a
                                                                                               port Warrior and Family             including holidays.                converted conference
                                                                                               Support Center opera-                  Activities sponsored            center, will celebrate its
                                                                                               tions.                              by the center for wound-           anniversary on Dec. 3 in
                                                                                                  The Warrior and                  ed warriors and their              its new facility opened
                                                                                               Family Support Center is            Families are funded by             last year.
NOVEMBER 26, 2009                                                                         NEWS LEADER                                                                                                   PAGE 7


Gift boxes help                                                                                                          “BEST WARRIOR” FOR 2009

patrons spread holiday cheer
Story by Kevin L. Robinson
Defense Commissary Agency

    Commissaries are
making the joy of giving
much easier for cus-
tomers who want to
spread a little cheer to
fellow service members
and their families. The
Defense Commissary
Agency is stocking snack
gift boxes in its stores
just in time for the holi-
day season.
    Gift boxes include
popular single-serve fruit
and nut mixes, cookies,                                                                                                                                                                            Courtesy photos
                                                                                                         The 32nd Medical Brigade’s “Best Warrior” for 2009 is Staff Sgt. Joseph Hay, a Dental Specialist with
crackers, and a maca-
                                                                                                         the 187th Medical Battalion. The “Best Warrior” Competition is an annual, grueling, 72-hour event
roni and cheese cup.                                                                                     held to determine the best qualified compete at the Medical Command level. Competitors take an Army
Each box also bears a                                                                                    Physical Fitness Test, a written test, complete a leadership essay, compete in a combative tournament,
                                                                                   Photo by Rick Brink
coupon for $1.25 off the                                                                                 conduct day and night urban orienteering, complete a warrior task and battle drill lane, weapons qualifi-
                             Gift boxes include popular single-serve fruit and nut mixes, cookies,
purchase price. They can     crackers, and a macaroni and cheese cup. Each box also bears a
                                                                                                         cation and finish with an oral board. “I have received an incredible amount of support and training from
be purchased ready to                                                                                    my peers and leadership from across the 187th and the Department of Dental Science,” Hay said.
                             coupon for $1.25 off the purchase price. They can be purchased ready
ship, donate, or simply      to ship, donate, or simply deliver to any special person or military
deliver to any special       organization.
person or military organ-
ization.                     venient way for our                   For: The Serious
    “We want our cus-        patrons to help put a                 Snacker.”
tomers to put the com-       smile on someone’s face                  Military activities that
missary at the top of        during the holidays.”                 want to be drop-off
their holiday shopping          Customers should look              points for customer-
list,” said DeCA Director    for the snack boxes on                donated gift boxes must
and CEO Philip E.            display pallets near the              seek approval from their
Sakowitz Jr. “These          cash register under the
snack boxes are a con-       sign: “Special Delivery                          See GIFT BOXES P8
PAGE 8                                                                               NEWS LEADER                                                               NOVEMBER 26, 2009


Going gluten free with celiac disease                                                                    What are the
                                                                                                         symptoms of
                                                                                                                                       GIFT BOXES from P7
                                                                                                                                                                   give the gift of gro-
                                                                                                                                                                   ceries.”
                                                                                                                                                                       In addition to the
Story by Lt. Col. Karen E. Hawkins   don’t always know they have        eat and when villi are dam-      celiac disease?               installation officials in   gift boxes, commis-
Defense Commissary Agency            it because they don’t feel         aged, the body can’t get the         Symptoms of celiac        advance. Once               saries are also offering
dietitian                            sick, or they don’t know celi-     nutrients it needs.              disease include the follow-   approved, these             gift vouchers in $25
                                     ac disease is the cause.              For most people, follow-      ing:                          organizations can set       denominations and
                                     Besides stomach pain, it can       ing the diet will stop symp-     • gas                         up collection bins or       redeemable by any
    In response to growing           cause anemia, malnutrition,        toms, heal existing intestinal   • diarrhea                    staff a booth at the        commissary author-
concern, more gluten-free            infertility, a certain skin rash   damage, and prevent fur-         • stomach pain                front of commissaries.      ized shopper. Anyone,
foods and products are               and other health problems.         ther damage. Improvement                                          The gift box pro-        including those who
                                                                                                         • feeling very tired
available in the commissary,             Celiac disease can be          begins within days of start-                                   gram is a wonderful         are not authorized
                                                                                                         • change in mood
with savings at more than            hard to discover because its       ing the diet. The small intes-                                 example of DeCA             shoppers, can pur-
30 percent. And, to provide          symptoms are like many             tine usually heals in three to   • weight loss                 working with its            chase the gift vouch-
more support, an informal            other digestive diseases. To       six months in children, but      • very itchy skin rash with   industry partners for       ers by visiting any
gluten-free support group is         diagnose celiac disease, doc-      may take several years in        blisters                      this holiday promotion      commissary’s cus-
being created for our cus-           tors will test blood for high      adults.                          • slowed growth in chil-      for military commis-        tomer service depart-
tomers.                              levels of antibodies. If blood        People with celiac disease    dren                          saries, said Randy          ment.
    What is celiac disease?          tests and symptoms suggest         must avoid gluten for the            Most people with celiac   Chandler, DeCA’s                There is no limit on
Having celiac means a per-           celiac disease, a biopsy of        rest of their lives as even a    disease have one or more      director of sales.          the number of vouch-
son can’t eat gluten, a pro-         the small intestine may be         small amount of gluten can       symptoms, but not all have       “These boxes are         ers someone can pur-
tein found in wheat, rye and         conducted to confirm the           damage the small intestine.      digestive problems. Some      designed to help our        chase. For large pur-
barley. Gluten is found main-        diagnosis.                         The damage will occur in                                       customers show their        chases of more than
                                                                                                         don’t have any symptoms.
ly in foods, but may also be             The only treatment for         anyone with the disease.                                       appreciation for the        $1,000 in vouchers at
                                                                                                         Having one or more of
in other products like medi-         celiac disease is a gluten-        Depending on a person’s age                                    military with a collec-     a time, you must noti-
cines, vitamins and even the         free diet. The body’s              at diagnosis, some problems      these symptoms does not       tion of top-selling         fy the store at least
glue on stamps and                   immune system responds to          will not improve, such as        mean a person has celiac      snack items,” he said.      one week in advance.
envelopes, according to the          gluten by damaging small           short stature and dental         disease because these         “We owe thanks to our       This allows commis-
National Institutes of Health.       finger-like villi lining the       enamel defects.                  symptoms can fit many         industry partners for       saries to maintain
    The disease is hereditary.       small intestine. Villi absorb         For more information          other disorders.              providing our cus-          enough vouchers for
People with celiac disease           nutrients from the foods we        visit ww.commissaries.com.                                     tomers another way to       other customers.
NOVEMBER 26, 2009                  NEWS LEADER   PAGE 9

 Have feedback for
 a post customer
 service provider?
     Go to the Interactive
 Customer Evaluation Web site at
 http://ice.disa.mil and voice
 your opin-
 ion today.
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NOVEMBER 26, 2009                                                             NEWS LEADER                                                                            PAGE 11

SUICIDE from P2              will be provided to           interview Soldiers, their      470TH MIB from P3              Chief Warrant Officer        Locklear, Sgts. Jared
                             Soldiers between 90-180       Families and their par-                                       Crawford Clark, Chief        Salinas and Jasmyne
via the Internet or tele-    days after coming home,       ents. The study will           said Master Sgt. Megan         Warrant Officer Tracey       Grashen, Spcs. Patricia
phone.                       he said, to “identify those   include the active-duty        Grant, who coordinated         Brooks, Chief Warrant        Ceballos and Roberto
    At Tripler Army          individuals that may be       force in addition to the       the brigade’s volunteers.      Officer Michael Brooks,      Lloyd.
Medical Center, Hawaii,      having trouble with rein-     National Guard and                Other Soldiers who          Sgts. 1st Class Charles
the general said the         tegration.”                   Army Reserve.                  participated included          Baldwin and Melanie
Army was able to provide         The advent of                 Chiarelli said in early
all members of a rede-       telemedicine is beneficial    December, he will meet         FRIDAY NIGHTS from P3          he has been able to          possibly ask for is avail-
ploying unit with a post-    for the Army, Chiarelli       with NIMH officials to get                                    relearn during excur-        able at the WFSC,” said
deployment mental-           said, because the service     an early briefing on the          “I cannot recollect         sions provided by WFSC.      Griffin who was assigned
health screening that        is struggling, like much of   study and will use that        anything that happened             Sgt. 1st Class Todd      at Camp Bullis, and pre-
involved actual mental-      the civilian population, to   information to help better     until July 2007. For           Griffin was injured in a     pared medics going into
health professionals.        find both mental-health       steer Army efforts to          weeks I was really             debilitating motorcycle      the war zone. “From
Some Soldiers saw a          and substance-abuse           curb suicides.                 messed up, and was in          accident in San Antonio.     financial support, servic-
health professional face-    counselors. He said he’d          Until then, the general    (the intensive care unit),”    Currently in a wheel-        es for weddings to pro-
to-face, while others did    ideally like to see in the    said, the Army is still at a   Watkins said. “If this         chair, he has been recov-    viding trips to build our
it via computer.             Army the addition of as       loss to explain why            injury had happened to         ering here since             morale, this place does a
    “We took a battalion,    many as 300 substance-        Soldiers commit suicide.       me a few years ago, I          December 2008, and           lot for the warriors.”
returning from theater,      abuse counselors and          “There are no easy             would not be here today.”      faces amputation if the          “It is an honor to meet
and gave 100 percent of      800 mental health coun-       answers or solutions.             He still does physical      bones in his leg do not      these guys,” Chandler
the Soldiers mental-         selors.                       And although we have           therapy five days a week,      heal properly. With his      said. “Being here gives us
health evaluations,” the         In 2008, the Army         made changes to Army           but 23-year-old Watkins        wife, Vicki, and son,        a chance to say thank
general said. The mass       asked the National            policy based on many of        said he is looking for-        Daniel, Griffin spent most   you personally to individ-
screening resulted in “a     Institute of Mental Health    the lessons learned, we        ward to returning home         of the day at the WFSC to    ual Soldiers and also to
higher ... rate for mental   to conduct a study to get     still haven’t found any        to Fayetteville, Ark. in       meet and give combat         let them know that there
health issues that we        to the root causes of sui-    statistically significant      the next few months            medic coins to the televi-   are people out there
believe we caught earlier    cide in the Army. During      causal linkage that would      where he plans to go to        sion stars, and be around    thinking about them.”
because of a 20- to 30-      the study, which is           allow us to effectively        the University of              fellow service members
minute evaluation.”          expected to last five         predict human behavior.”       Arkansas. He also wants        to lift his spirits.
    Follow-up evaluations    years, the NIMH may                                          to hunt and fish, activities       “Anything you could
PAGE 12                                                                                    NEWS LEADER                                                               NOVEMBER 26, 2009

                                                                                                       “I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all
                                                                                                       allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of
Soldiers assigned to the
                                                                                                       whom or which I have heretofor been a subject or citizen; that I will support and
         232nd Medical                                                                                 defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States against all enemies,
 Battalion take the U.S.
     Oath of Allegiance
                                                                                                       foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will
 during a naturalization                                                                               bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by law; that I will perform
  ceremony at the Army
   Medical Department
                                                                                                       noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the Unites States when required by
   Museum auditorium.                                                                                  law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when
                                                                                                       required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reser-
                                                                                                       vation or purpose of evasion, so help me God.” (U.S. Oath of Allegiance)

 NATURALIZATION from P1                              ideals of our Nation and the principles            double major in political science and        think that being a Soldier is the most
                                                     of our Constitution.                               Japanese, and a double minor in              admirable job in the world, so I am
 ous backgrounds, who possess many                       He quoted Thomas Paine, one of the             French and Business Management.              very happy and feel very honored.”
 different life stories, have been brought           great orators of the American                      She speaks Korean, Japanese, French              According to Kang, whose wife lives
 together today for a common purpose,                Revolution, “Those who expect to reap              and English.                                 in Los Angeles, she too is very happy,
 a purpose that goes beyond just the                 the blessings of freedom must, like                    Kim said, “I am now an American, I       “I sent her a text message and a photo
 desire to live in this country, a desire to         men, undergo the fatigue of supporting             am very American, I am very proud to         message of the ceremony.”
 serve this country, a desire to call this           it.”                                               be an American, and I am so ready to             “I think the impressive part of
 country, my country,” said host for the                 Czerw said these are powerful                  work for America, for our national           today’s ceremony is the fact that, we,
 ceremony, Maj. Gen. Russell Czerw,                  words, but if Paine said them today, he            interest and national security, and I am     the citizens of the United States, defend
 commander Fort Sam Houston and                      would have used the phrase, “like men              so honored to be here.”                      and support our constitution, we do it
 Army Medical Department Center and                  and women” in his quote.                               When asked about her goals she           freely, but we wear this uniform
 School.                                                 Addressing the new citizens, Czerw             said, “Since my native tongue is             because we want to. Soldiers that have
     Czerw also recognized the Families              said, “Soldiers, you today, join more              Korean, I would like to be a linguist in     become citizens – it is an incredibly
 of the soldiers in attendance. “I want to           than 52,000 Soldiers, Marines, Sailors,            the Korean language, and be the liai-        wonderful feeling and today’s ceremo-
 thank the Soldiers’ Families because a              and Airmen that have joined since                  son between the North Korean and             ny is the epitome of what this country
 Soldier’s Family is his or her founda-              9/11, and over 9,000 just this year that           American governments, so that I help         and what this nation is all about,”
 tion, upon which their commitment to                freely chose to accept the enormous                resolve issues between the two govern-       Czerw said.
 military service, in this case the Army,            responsibilities, as well the benefits             ments.”                                          Primomo who is with the United
 is built upon, and without that support             and rewards of becoming a citizen of                   New citizen Spc. Sanghoon Kang,          States District Court, for the Western
 we would not be the nation we are                   these United States.                               originally from South Korea, has been        District of Texas, San Antonio Division,
 today.                                                  “Because you have lived our Army               in the U.S. for seven years. Kang            said, “I have been able to preside over
     “We have entered into a covenant                values: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless           changed his name to Spc. Chris               many naturalization ceremonies, but
 with our military Families, and that                service, honor, integrity, and personal            Sanghoon Kang.                               one of the more special parts is to be
 covenant is a promise from our mili-                courage, this day has been possible                    Kang said, “I am very happy, I really    able to administer the oath of citizen to
 tary community to provide you and our               because you made it possible.”                     wanted to be a U.S. citizen for a long       Soldiers who are serving the United
 Families with the best possible quality                 Spc. Jin Hee Kim, born in South                time.”                                       States of America even before it is their
 of life that we can,” Czerw said.                   Korea who came to the U.S. at 16,                      Kang was a Marine officer in the         country, so this a special day and
     Czerw said since 1775 Soldiers have             attended Indiana University and grad-              Korean army. He missed the military          honor for me and serve you as the pre-
 fought in the battlefields to defend the            uated with a Bachelor of Arts with a               life and so joined the U.S. Army. “I         siding judge.”


                                                                                                                                                                                Maj. Gen. Russell
                                                                                                                                                                                Czerw, commander,
                                                                                                                                                                                Fort Sam Houston
                                                                                                                                                                                and Army Medical
                                                                                                                                                                                Department Center,
                                                                                                                                                                                congratulates newly
                                                                                                                                                                                sworn-in U.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                citizen-Soldiers
                                                                                                                                                                                assigned to the
                                                                                                                                                                                232nd Medical
                                                                                                                                                                                Battalion during a
                                                                                                                                                                                naturalization
                                                                                                                                                                                ceremony at the
                                                                                                                                                                                Army Medical
                                                                                                                                                                                Department
Maj. Gen. Russell Czerw (left), commander Fort Sam Houston and Army Medical Department Center and                                                                               Museum audito-
School, and Honorable John Primomo, U.S. Magistrate Judge (right), stand with 12 newly sworn-in U.S.                                                                            rium.
citizen-Soldiers.
NOVEMBER 26, 2009                                                                     NEWS LEADER                                                                                           PAGE 13

FOOD SAFETY from P1

agers how to oversee food test-
ing laboratories and unit-level
laboratory programs to make
sure the laboratories are
established and testing results
support worldwide veterinary
missions.
   Eighteen Soldiers and one
civilian took part in the pilot
course.
   “Lt. Col. Hanfelt’s concept
for the course was to push sur-
veillance food testing right
down to the front-line Soldier;
into places where it is hard for
big reference labs to reach,”
said Maj. Alisa Wilma, deputy
director, FADL. “It can be diffi-
cult to get samples out of
places like the Balkans and
Iraq.”                                                                                                                                                                               Photos by Lori Newman
                                      Spc. Christopher Homeniuk evaluates mock worksheets and testing results to
   “We are able to push testing       identify errors in the recorded results during the Surveillance Food Laboratory   Capt. Jason Crawford conducts a surveillance laboratory audit on lab equipment as
out to the local level, to do         Manager Course exam Nov. 20.                                                      part of the exam Nov. 20.
screening testing on different
installations for food safety,”        set up almost anywhere as               ing, oversight of tests conduct-         final practical exercise which             Managers.
said Col. Peggy Carter, director,      long as there is a sink to wash         ed, reviewing and reporting of           took about six hours to com-                   A two-week Surveillance
FADL.                                  hands and electricity for a             results, risk communication,             plete.                                     Food Laboratory Technicians
   “That’s a big advantage             refrigerator.                           determining products of con-                 The students took a written            Course will be offered in the
because it spreads the food               Members of the Veterinary            cern for testing.                        exam; designed a mock sur-                 spring.
surveillance net farther down          Service tested the theory set-             “This course teaches the              veillance food laboratory on                   The technician’s course will
to the grass-roots level.”             ting up a food surveillance lab         students how to walk into the            paper, using a diagram and a               primarily teach students test-
   Surveillance Food                   in a hotel room in support of a         lab, look through the paper-             list of equipment; and evaluat-            ing methodologies as well as
Laboratories allow unit com-           Department of the Army spe-             work, look at the set-up and             ed mock worksheets and test-               lab maintenance. During the
manders to enhance food and            cial event, testing food samples        say ‘yes’ this number is good,”          ing results to identify errors in          first week students will be
water safety and enable a              and water for risk assess-              said Wilma.                              the recorded results. They also            trained on laboratory equip-
faster response to detect food-        ments.                                     “The idea was to push the             conducted a surveillance labo-             ment, sterilization and mainte-
borne illnesses in the field.             Students learn to set up a           basics down to the Soldiers on           ratory audit and completed a               nance.
   The SFL program was built           food surveillance lab, lab              the ground so they can do sur-           situation scenario station.                    During the second week,
with the idea that a lab can be        maintenance, proficiency test-          veillance that allows them to                “They’re (laboratory man-              students will be handed a box
                                                                                                                        agers) going to be the ones                of samples; be expected to
                                                                                 “We are able to                        overseeing the final testing               check the samples in and run
                                                                                                                        results coming out of the sur-             all tests necessary to assess the
                                                                                push testing out to                     veillance labs; doing the final            samples for indicators of food
                                                                               the local level, to do                   screenings to make sure that               safety and wholesomeness.
                                                                                                                        the technicians are set-up as                  At the end of the week, stu-
                                                                               screening testing on                     far as testing the food and                dents turn in all forms to the
                                                                                different installa-                     water to ensure that every-                mock manager, make a pres-
                                                                                                                        thing sent out is valid and                entation on what they have
                                                                                  tions for food                        safe,” said Staci Mitchell, proj-          found and identify whether
                                                                                      safety,”                          ect officer, AMEDDC&S.                     they think there is a risk pres-
                                                                                               – Col. Peggy Carter,         The students receive a grad-           ent.
                                                                                                     director, FADL     uation certificate upon comple-                “Based on how well they do,
                                                                                                                        tion of the course; if the stu-            and whether they find what
                                                                                                                        dent scores 90 percent or                  they are supposed to find, they
                                                                                    find food safety and defense        above they also receive a certi-           get a training certificate or
                                                                                    issues before they occur to pre-    fication as Surveillance Food              not,” said Wilma.
                                                                                    vent food-borne illness,” added     Laboratory Managers. For this                  In addition, to be certified as
                                                                                    Lt. Col. Margery Hanfelt, senior    course, 18 of the 19 students              Surveillance Food Laboratory
    Staci Mitchell (right), project officer, Army Medical Department Center and School laboratory trainer, DVS.         passed the course, and 14                  Technicians, they must also
    answers a question for Staff Sgt. Katasha McCline during the worksheet evaluation       At the end of the week-     were officially certified as               pass a proficiency test provided
    phase of the Surveillance Food Laboratory Manager Course exam Nov. 20.               long course there was a        Surveillance Food Laboratory               by the FADL once they are
PAGE 14                                                                                                 NEWS LEADER                                                                                       NOVEMBER 26, 2009
                                       Veterinary Clinic offers low-cost
  News Briefs                          vaccinations for Lincoln Military
                                                                                                                      Free U.S. Army All American
                                                                                                                      Bowl tickets
                                                                                                                                                                ing high school, and maintaining at
                                                                                                                                                                least a 2.0 grade point average
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Building 1721, for interactive fun
                                                                                                                                                                                                          play. Registration is not required.
                                       Housing residents Dec. 19, 8 a.m.-                                                                                                                                 Call 221-0349/2418.
                                                                                                                           The Sam Houston Club will be         throughout the 12-week term. Call
NEWS from P3                           12 p.m., on the patio of the Harris
                                       Heights Community Center; and                                                  distributing a limited amount of free     221-3164/3386.
AMEDDC&S Holiday Ball                  Jan. 9, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., on the patio                                           tickets for the U.S. Army All                                                       English as a second
    The Army Medical Department        of the Main Resident Center. Cost is                                           American Bowl to authorized DoD           EDGE Program                              language class
Center and School 2009 Holiday         $10 each for distemper/parvo, lep-                                             I.D. cardholders. Game will be held           The EDGE Program offers out-of-           Offered Mondays and
Ball, “A Magical Evening,” will be     tospirosis, and rabies and $20 for                                             Jan. 9 at the Alamo Dome. Limit of        school opportunities for children 6 to    Wednesdays 5-8 p.m. at Army
held Dec. 11 at the Sam Houston        4DX HXT. Payment by cash or check                                              four tickets per person, on a first-      18-years-old in cutting-edge art, fit-    Community Service, Building 2797.
Club. Tickets $38/person, see your     only, call 295-4260.                                                           come, first-served basis. Call            ness, life skills and adventure activi-   Class is free and designed especially
unit representative.                                                                                                  226-1663.                                 ties. Open to children of military,       for foreign-born spouses. To register,
                                       MLK Celebration                                                                                                          DoD civilians/contractors and             call 221-1681/9698.
Federal Employees health                    Brooke Army Medical Center           Announcements                        “Plaid Tidings”                           retirees. Activities are free for 11 to
benefits open season                   Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King                                                  “Plaid Tidings” at the Harlequin      18-year-olds, fees assessed accord-       Calendar of Events
    Open season for the Federal        Jr. at BAMC Medical Mall Area, Jan.    CYSS Open House at                      Dinner Theatre through Dec. 19.           ing to DoD fee policy for 6 to 10-
Employees Health Benefits              13, noon-1 p.m. Celebration            community centers                       Dinner is served at 6:15 p.m. fol-        year-olds. To register, call 221-4871     NOV. 25
Program, Flexible Spending             includes a poetry contest open to          Child, Youth & School Services      lowed by the show. Tickets are            or stop by the Child Youth and            Microsoft Publisher
Accounts and the Federal               all BAMC Soldiers and employees        will hold open house at the following   $26/military, $29/civilian Monday         School Services Central Enrollment,           Microsoft Publisher class, 8
Employees Dental and Vision            about anything that pertains to        post locations:                         through Thursday and $29/military,        Building 2797. Call 771-2148 or           a.m.-12 p.m. at Army Community
Insurance Program runs through         King. Contest winner will present          Dec. 3, 5-7 p.m. at the Dickman     $32 civilian, Fridays and Saturdays.      954-2088.                                 Service, Building 2797, in the com-
Dec. 14. Employees can enroll,         his or her poem during the event.                                                                                                                                  puter lab. Some basic computer
                                                                              Housing Community Center                Call 222-9694 or visit www.fortsam-
change or cancel through the Army      Call 916-6401.                                                                                                                                                     skills and registration required. Call
                                                                                  Dec. 7, 5-7 p.m. at the Harris      houston mwr.com.                          Child, Youth and School
Benefits Center-Civilian Web site at                                                                                                                                                                      221-2518.
                                       LMH offices closure                    Heights Community Center                                                              Services Central Registration
www.abc.army.mil or call 877-276-
9287. For more information, call           Lincoln Military Housing offices       Dec. 9, 5-7 p.m. at the Watkins     You’re Hired program                      Office hours Monday through Friday
221-2934/2526.                         will be closed Dec. 18, 11 a.m.-3      Terrace Community Center                    Child, Youth and School Services      8 a.m.-5 p.m., registration after 4:30    Mandatory Initial First-
                                       p.m. for their holiday luncheon.           There will be free food and         now accepting applications at the         p.m. by appointment only. The office      Termer Financial Readiness
Pet vaccination clinics                Call 270-7638.                         drinks, holiday crafts, onsite regis-   central registration office for the       is closed at 1 p.m. the first and third       Mandatory Initial First-Termer
   The Fort Sam Houston                                                       tration and answers to questions        HIRED! apprenticeship program pro-        Friday of each month. Registration        Financial Readiness class, 12 p.m.
                                                                              regarding Youth Services. Call          viding high school students, 15 to        and Health Assessment forms avail-        at Army Community Service,
                                                                              954-2088.                               18-years-old, career exploration          able at www.fortsamhoustonmwr.            Building 2797. Class space is limit-
                                                                                                                      opportunities in Family and Morale,       com under the Soldier and Family          ed. To register, call 221-1612.
                                                                                                                      Welfare and Recreation operations. A      services tab. Call 221-4871/1723.
                                                                                                                      cash prize is awarded upon comple-                                                  Sexual Assault Annual
                                                                                                                      tion of the program. Candidates           H.U.G.S. playgroup                        Training
                                                                                                                      must be a child of active duty mili-          Helping Us Grow Securely play-            Sexual Assault Annual Training,
                                                                                                                      tary, DoD civilian/contractor,            group for parents and children ages       2-4 p.m. at Army Community
                                                                                                                      reservist or retiree, currently attend-   birth to 5-years-old meets Tuesdays,      Service, Building 2797. This class is
                                                                                                                                                                9-11 a.m. at Dodd Field Chapel,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          designed for those who may have
                                                                                                                                                                                                          missed their annual sexual assault
                                                                                                                                                                                                          training at their unit. Attend this
                                                                                                                                                                                                          class and receive credit, so that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                          unit can be in compliance with AR
                                                                                                                                                                                                          600-20, CH. 8. Call 221-0349/0655.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          NOV. 26
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thanksgiving Day Brunch
                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Sam Houston Club will host
                                                                                                                                                                                                          a Thanksgiving Day Brunch, 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                          a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $21.95/non-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          members, $18.95/members,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          $8.95/children ages 6-11, children 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                          and under free. For reservations, call
                                                                                                                                                                                                          226-1663 or 224-2721.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ACS closed
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Army Community Service is
                                                                                                                                                                                                          closed Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nov. 27 training holiday. For Army
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Emergency Relief emergencies, call
                                                                                                                                                                                                          garrison staff on duty at 221-2810;
                                                                                                                                                                                                          after duty hours at 221-2087.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              See MWR P15
NOVEMBER 26, 2009                                                NEWS LEADER                                                                    PAGE 15

MWR from P14                            Independent School District               Basics of Breastfeeding                 a walking tour of downtown san
                                        Professional Development Center.             Basics of Breastfeeding class,       Antonio Dec. 3. Meet at the Army
                                        Adult volunteers needed. Teens will       12:30-2 p.m. at Army Community          Community Service, Building 2797
NOV. 30                                 be delegates and can fill out issue       Service, Building 2797. Call            at 8:45 a.m. to begin a enjoyable
Unit Trauma Training                    forms for submission; deadline is         221-0349/2418.                          morning visiting the Riverwalk, La
    Unit Trauma Training, 9 a.m.-2      Nov. 30 for entries. Soldiers interest-                                           Villita, the Alamo, Market square
                                                                                  DEC. 2                                  and Hemisfair Plaza. To register, call
p.m. at Army Community Service,         ed in volunteering receive points for
                                                                                  Access Level 2                          221-2418/1681.
Building 2797. Training assists unit    promotion. Call 221-2611/3502.
leadership, Family Readiness Group                                                    Microsoft Access Level 2 class, 8
leaders, care teams, casualty assis-    Unit Family Readiness                     a.m.-12 p.m. at Army Community          DEC. 6
tance officers, casualty notification   Training                                  Service, Building 2797. Completion      Holiday Story Read-Along
officers and community agencies in          Training at 9-10 a.m., Army           of Access Level 1 and registration          The Keith A. Campbell Memorial
knowing how to help Soldiers,           Community Service, Building 2797.         required. Call 221-2518.                Library will host a children’s Holiday
Families and the unit when traumat-     Defines phases of the deployment                                                  Story Read-Along, 2-3 p.m. Listen to
ic events occur. Register by Nov. 25.   cycle, identifies stresses and Soldier    Single Parenting class                  some classic holiday tales. Children
Call 221-2705 or e-mail samh.acs.       and Family issues related to deploy-         Single Parenting class, 11 a.m.-     can also create their own holiday
mob.deploy@conus.army.mil               ment. To register, call 221-2705 or       12:30 p.m. at Army Community            greeting cards and decorate cookies.
                                        e-mail samh.acs.mob.deploy                Service, Building 2797. Call 221-       Call 221-4702.
DEC. 1                                  @conus.army.mil                           0349/2418.
Access Level 1                                                                                                            DEC. 9
    Microsoft Access Level 1 class, 8   Family Readiness Group                    Mandatory Initial First-                Army Family Team Building
a.m.-12 p.m. at Army Community          Leader’s forum                            Termer Financial Readiness              Level One
Service, Building 2797, in the com-         Family Readiness Group Leader’s           Mandatory Initial First-Termer          Army Family Team Building Level
puter lab. Some offer basic comput-     forum, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Army          Financial Readiness class, 12 p.m.      One class, Dec. 9-10, 8:30 a.m.-3:30
er skills and registration required.    Community Service, Building 2797.         at the Education Center, Building       p.m. at Army Community Service,
Call 221-2518.                          Training provides FRG leaders the         2248. To register, call 221-1612.       Building 2797. Transitioning from
                                        opportunity to discuss issues and                                                 the civilian community to the Army is
Teen AFAP Conference                    share lessons learned. To register,       DEC. 3                                  an important step. To register, call
   The Fort Sam Houston Teen Army       call 221-2705 or e-mail samh.acs.         Walking Tour of Downtown                221-2418/2611.
Family Action Plan Conference, 8:30     mob.deploy@conus.army.mil.                San Antonio
a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fort Sam Houston                                                  The Relocation Program will offer
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                                                                                                   seminars Nov. 30 and Dec. 2, 5:30-
                                                                                                   6:30 p.m. at the Kelly Branch, 3006
                                                                                                   General Hudnell Dr. Reserve by Nov.
                                                                                                   27. Call 258-1071.

                                                                                                   DEC. 1-31
                                                          clinic and patient administration        Memories Etched in Images
                   Announcements                          staff. For more information on BAMC      Holiday Photo Contest
                                                          volunteer opportunities, call                 Shoppers can submit photos to
                Scholarships for military                 808-4982.                                PatriotFamily@aafes.com with the
                children                                                                           title “Memories Etched in Images” in
                    The Scholarship for Military          Cloverleaf Communicators                 the subject line. Top 50 entries will be
                Children Program can help with a              Meets the first and third            posted online and winners will be
                $1,500 scholarship. Contact your local    Thursday, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the       announced by Jan. 22. First place
                commissary, school guidance coun-         San Antonio Credit Union, Stanley        receives a $1,000 AAFES gift card
                                                          Road, in the conference room. Open
                selor, or visit the program Web site at                                            with $500 going to the runner-up.
                                                          to military, civilians and Family
                www.militaryscholar.org or www.com-                                                Third and fourth places receive a
                                                          members interested in developing
                missaries.com. Application deadline is                                             $250 gift card and next five places
                                                          and enhancing leadership and com-
                Feb. 17. Call 221-4678 ext. 249.          munications skills. Call 221-8785,       $100 each. Rules and entry details
                                                          221-6517 or 916-3406.                    are at www.aafes.com/PatriotFamily.
                Red Cross volunteers
                needed                                    Adolescent Weight Loss                   DEC. 3
                    The American Red Cross Office,        Program                                  CivilianJobs.com Career
                Building 2650, at the corner of Patch         Are you an overweight teen? The      Expo
                and Harney roads, is seeking volun-       Brooke Army and Wilford Hall Medical         The CivilianJobs.com Career
                teers to do filing, mailings, answer-     Centers seek overweight military         Expo will be held Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-2
                ing the telephone, and other duties       dependent adolescents between the        p.m. at the Sam Houston Club,
                as requests arise. Caremobile driv-       ages of 12 and 18 to participate in a    1395 Chaffee Road. All military and
                ers are also needed. Call 221-3355.       free weight management interven-         prior military may pre-register at
                                                          tion study. The 12-month adolescent      www.civilianjobs.com to be
                NCO Wives Club                            obesity study incorporates profes-       matched with companies based on
                     The NCO Wives Club meets the         sional medical attention, behavioral     career goals and geographical pref-
                first Tuesday of each month at 10:30      therapy, nutritional counseling and      erences. Call 678-819-4172 or visit
                                                          medication for weight loss at no cost
                a.m. at the Sam Houston Club. Active                                               www.civilianjobs.com.
                                                          to participants. For more information,
                duty and retired spouses are welcome
                                                          call 916-0607.
                to join. Call 386-8265 or 314-6377.                                                DEC. 4
                                                                                                   FEW Christmas Social
                BAMC seeks volunteers                     Calendar of Events                           The Federally Employed Women
                    Volunteer positions are available                                              Alamo City Chapter will hold a
                for the Caremobile, Kernel Club,          NOV. 30                                  Christmas Social Dec. 4, 6-9 p.m. at
                Patient Library or Patient Transport      Retirement planning                      the La Posada del Rey, 999 E.
                Program teams. Additionally, volun-          San Antonio Credit Union will         Basse. Reserve by Nov. 30, call
                teer positions are available on the       hold two free retirement planning        435-6620.
NOVEMBER 26, 2009                                                                  NEWS LEADER                                                                                            PAGE 17


Service and sacrifice honored at Heroes’ Tree reception
Story and photos by              heroes on the tree, dis-
Amanda Stephenson                played at the Keith A.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation   Campbell Library.
                                    “The library is often
   For many military             the anchor of a commu-
communities, heroes              nity, and what better
aren’t always the ones on        place to showcase the
the battlefields – they’re       champions of the com-
often the ones tucking           munity than at our own
their children into bed,         library,” said Col. Mary
making dinner, teaching          Garr, garrison command-
history, volunteering at         er, at the Celebrate Our
hospitals and inspiring          Heroes reception Nov.
excellence.                      12.
   That was the message             More than 100 orna-
of the Heroes’ Tree, a           ments and stories
national program spon-           adorned Fort Sam            At the Celebrate Our Heroes reception, student Soldiers got a chance   Ester Gates talks to students about her son, Keith Campbell, who was
sored by the Military            Houston’s Heroes’ Tree      to read the inspirational stories decorating the Heroes’ Tree.         killed in action in 1967 during the Vietnam War.
Family Research                  throughout the program
Institute at Purdue              and reception attendees     Library, hopes to pre-             everyday heroes in the                 Also in attendance              being honored on the
University that honors           got the chance to read      serve the ornaments and            community,” said                    was Ester Gates, the               tree and gave a piece of
the service and sacrifice        some of those heroic sto-   stories in a scrapbook so          Durham. “A hero in the              mother of library name-            advice to attendees:
of our military Families.        ries and reflect on their   patrons can view them              eyes of a child may be              sake Keith A. Campbell,            “Learn to love books and
   Since Oct. 8, individu-       own contributions to the    when they visit the                very different from a               who was killed in action           you will never be lonely.”
als were encouraged to           military community.         library.                           hero in the eyes of an              at age 20 in Vietnam.                 The Heroes’ Tree
hang handmade orna-                 Robbye Durham,              “The Heroes’ Tree               adult and we think they             She told attendees her             remains on display at the
ments with stories and           manager of the Keith A.     was a great way for us to          are all deserving of such           son would have been                library.
photos of their military         Campbell Memorial           reach out and honor our            respect.”                           very proud of the heroes
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                                                                                            Rocco Dining Facility Menu
             REMINDER CALENDAR                                                             Friday – Nov. 27                     flower and carrots, pinto beans,
                                                                                                                                                                                          Building 2745, Schofield Road
                                                                                                                                                                      Beef lasagna, vegetable lasagna,      aroni and cheese, German sauer-
                                                                                          Lunch – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.             corn on the cob                       stuffed cabbage rolls, veal parme-    kraut, cauliflower and cheese
Nov. 25      Thanksgiving Dinner at Camp Bullis Dining Facility                           Beef pot pie with biscuits, south-     Sunday – Nov. 29                     san, chicken cordon bleu, O’Brien     sauce, broccoli combo
                                                                                          ern fried catfish, shrimp scampi,     Lunch – noon to 1:30 p.m.             potatoes, parsley tri-colored noo-    Dinner – 5 to 7 p.m.
Nov. 26      Mission Thanksgiving, Jimmy Brought Fitness Center                           barbecued spareribs, macaroni         Yankee pot roast, chicken stir-fry,   dles, spaghetti noodles, peas and     Szechwan chicken breast, breaded
                                                                                          and cheese, steamed rice, parsley     breaded pork fritters, hot spiced     carrots, stewed tomatoes, broccoli    veal steaks with mushroom gravy,
Nov. 26   Thanksgiving Dinner at Rocco Dining Facility, 12-2 p.m.                         buttered potatoes, pinto beans,       applesauce, hopping john rice,         Tuesday – Dec. 1                     grilled pork chops, roast beef,
                                                                                          fried cabbage, baked parmesan         steamed rice, new potatoes,           Lunch – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.             vegetable stuffed peppers, cot-
Nov. 26   Thanksgiving Day Brunch, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sam Houston Club                       tomato halves, yellow squash          French-style green beans, beets in    Chicken fajitas, beef enchiladas,     tage fried potatoes, rice pilaf,
                                                                                          Dinner – 5 to 7 p.m.                  orange-lemon sauce, yellow            cheese enchiladas, Swedish meat-      baked potatoes, green beans,
Dec. 2    Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, 6-8 p.m.                                        Barbecued roast pork loin, coun-      squash                                balls with brown gravy, breaded       corn, Creole squash
                                                                                          try-fried steaks, chicken cordon      Dinner – 5 to 6:30 p.m.               pork chops, seasoned wild rice,        Thursday – Dec. 3
Dec. 3    Warrior and Family Support Center Anniversary Celebration                       bleu, roast pork, red beans and       Country fried steaks, sweet and       rissole potatoes, baked potatoes,     Lunch – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dec. 5    U.S. Army Medical Command Band holiday concert, 7 p.m. at the                   rice, scalloped sweet potatoes,       sour chicken, Salisbury steaks,       corn on the cob, refried beans with   Cantonese spareribs, beef and
                                                                                          parsley new potatoes, turnip          onion-lemon baked fish, broccoli      cheese, zucchini squash               broccoli, chicken gyros, roast pork
          Jimmy Brought Fitness Center                                                    greens, black-eyed peas, carrots      quiche, steamed rice, mashed          Dinner – 5 to 7 p.m.                  loin, cheese ravioli, steamed rice,
                                                                                           Saturday – Nov. 28                   potatoes, black-eyed peas,            Beef fajitas, teriyaki baked chick-   fried rice, oven glo potatoes,
Dec. 5    Hearts Apart support group, 1-3 p.m. at Army Community Service, Bldg. 2797      Lunch – noon to 1:30 p.m.             asparagus, fried cabbage              en, broccoli quiche, Creole maca-     asparagus, vegetable stir fry, lima
                                                                                          Beef lasagna, vegetable lasagna,       Monday – Nov. 30                     roni, Italian rice and beef, mashed   beans
Dec. 8    Windstar Casino Trip, leave Sam Houston Club at 7 a.m. to Thackerville, Okla.   meatballs with marinara sauce,        Lunch – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.             potatoes, Spanish rice, baked         Dinner – 5 to 7 p.m.
                                                                                          breaded pork fritters, mashed         Meat loaf, chicken and Italian        potatoes, spinach, wax beans,         Baked tuna and noodles, sweet
Dec. 8    Combined Quarterly Town Hall meeting, 6-7:30 p.m., 407 Dickman Rd.              potatoes, spaghetti noodles, rice     vegetable pasta, barbecued chick-     French-fried okra                     and sour chicken, beef stir fry,
                                                                                          with parmesan cheese, wax             en, Barlow’s blackened catfish,        Wednesday – Dec. 2                   spicy baked fish, cheese tortellini,
Dec. 10   Commanders Training, 8-10 a.m., Army Community Service, Building 2797           beans, stewed tomato and okra,        baked ham with pineapple sauce,       Lunch – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.             brown rice, mashed potatoes,
                                                                                          peas and carrots                      garlic lemon roasted potato           Turkey stuffed cabbage rolls,         baked potatoes, mixed vegetables,
Dec. 11   Army Medical Department and Garrison Holiday Ball                               Dinner – 5 to 6:30 p.m.               wedges, fresh baked sweet potato      chicken pot pie with biscuits,        stewed tomatoes, fried cabbage
                                                                                          Savory baked chicken, pepper          halves, macaroni and cheese, car-     baked ham with pineapple sauce,
                                                                                          steak, grilled salmon patties,        rots, French-fried okra, pinto        grilled knockwurst, grilled liver     Menus are subject to change with-
                                                                                          parsley buttered potatoes, maca-      beans                                 and onions, baked sweet potato        out notice
                                                                                          roni and cheese, brown rice, cauli-   Dinner – 5 to 7 p.m.                  halves, home fried potatoes, mac-
NOVEMBER 26, 2009                                                                                           NEWS LEADER                                                                                                               PAGE 19

                                   wafford1@aol.com.                    ed by the Fort Sam Houston                                                           Mickey Mouse, The Best of School House         For Sale: Step 2 green wagon, $35 firm;
                                                                        Chapel Community on the                                                              Rock, 101 Dalmatians. Call 697-9261.           sturdy wood coffee table, $95; Kid Kaboose
                                   Cadence youth program                                                                                                     For Sale: Mahogany computer desk, like         bike trailer, $50; Cardioglider, new, $175;
                                                                        grounds of the Main Post Chapel                                                      new, $70; leather swivel chair, $35;           pet house, $175 obo. Call 633-2247.
                                       Cadence Responding to God’s      Dec. 17-19, 5:30-8:30 p.m. We
                                                                                                              For sale: Noritake china, Spring Song          Craftsman 22-inch lawnmower, $50;              For Sale: Female Pekingese, 2 years old,
                                   Call is a Fort Sam Houston Youth     invite all members of our com-                                                       Craftsman electric edger, $40. Call 262-       frosted coat, $375; bass four-string guitar
                                   Ministry program for children                                              pattern, seven-piece setting, includes
                                                                        munity to join us for an interac-     three plates, two bowls, and cup and           3892.                                          with amplifier, $700; framed Korean flag,
                                   sixth to 12th grade. This ministry   tive experience of what               saucer, six place settings, serving platter,   For Sale: Two counter height compact           $150; tap and ballet shoes. Call 633-
Ministry Team                      is ecumenically based and            Bethlehem Village might have          creamer, and sugar bowl included, total of     refrigerators, approximate dimensions are      3859.
                                   focuses on faith development,                                                                                             34 inches high by 20 inches deep by 20         For Sale: Harley Davidson motorcycle with
Orientation, Training                                                   been like around the time of          45 pieces, $150. Call 495-2296.
                                                                                                                                                             inches wide, $120 retail value, asking $49     training wheels, red, ages 1-4 years old,
Luncheon                           fellowship and fun. The middle       Jesus’ birth. Planning and train-     For Sale: Kenwood audio receiver, Sony
                                                                                                              five-disc CD player and two Infiniti floor     obo each. Call 659-6741.                       new battery, $50; Tahoe cargo security
    The 1101 Crossroads            school group meets Tuesdays          ing has started and but it takes                                                     For Sale: Washer and dryer, $80 each;          Shade, like new, $65; 4-foot truck bed
                                   from 4-5:30 p.m. and the high                                              speakers, solid oak stereo cabinet, with
Congregation located at Army                                            many volunteers to make this                                                         computer desk, $35; entertainment center,      extender, $225; Stetson brown felt hat,
                                   school group meets Wednesdays                                              glass-accented door, all in excellent condi-
Medical Department Chapel                                               event successful. We need your        tion, $200 for all. Pictures available upon    wood, 8 feet by 4 feet, $90; exercise bike,    size 7, $75; stroller, $12. Call 221-2690.
invites the community to a         from 7-8:30 p.m. at Dodd Field       help. If you would like to help,      request. Call 545-5634.                        $10; Christmas tree and lights, $20;           For Sale: 1962 Chevy Nova, four-door,
                                   Chapel, Room 146. There are          call 221-5006 or e-mail waf-          For Sale: Ashley “Cottage Retreat” twin-       leather jacket, new, size PM, $50. Call        new parts, engine runs, $1,200 obo; power
Ministry Team Orientation and                                                                                                                                241-1291.                                      washer, 2350 psi, 6.5 hp, new condition,
Training Luncheon Dec. 6, 12:30-   also monthly and quarterly activ-    ford1@aol.com.                        size sleigh bed with mattress and box
                                                                                                              spring, $250; 18-inch boys bike, $25; 12-      For Sale: Wood grain entertainment cen-        $150; 80-gallon air compressor, $875;
3 p.m. at the Harris Heights       ities for youth and Families. Call                                                                                        ter, 6 feet high by 5 feet wide by 17 inches   antique Honda project motorcycle, $300
                                   221-5943 or e-mail                   Traditional Samoan                    inch girls bike, $10. Will take offer on all
Community Center. Opportunities                                                                               items. Call 666-2455 or 830-330-0444.          deep, $150; sofa sleeper and loveseat,         obo; white metal truck bed tool box, $100.
to learn more about current and    FortSamYouth@aol.com.                Christmas Eve Service                                                                earth tones, $225 obo; baby crib, needs        Call 440-5062.
                                                                                                              For Sale: Dinnerware for four, plus serv-
upcoming ministry team pro-                                                 A Traditional Samoan              ing tray, carafe, lots of accessories, $35;    refinishing, $25; Replogle Hastings table-     Yard Sale: Nov. 28 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
                                   Journey to Bethlehem                 Christmas Eve service will be         Wii games, Walt Disney’s cars, Burnout         top globe, $30. Call 371-7833.                 709 Richfield Dr. in Windcrest. Various
grams will be highlighted.                                                                                                                                   For Sale: 1983 Winnebago mobile home,          items for sale.
Everyone is welcome to attend.     volunteers needed                    held Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. at Dodd        racing, Madden 2003, $10 each; PC
                                       Journey to Bethlehem is an                                             games, Jumpstart Music, Spanish, Sims          sleeps five, kitchen and bath, a/c, diesel,
For more information, call                                              Field Chapel.                                                                        needs minor maintenance, $2,500 obo,                To place a Freebie ad, e-mail
                                   exciting Christmas activity host-                                          games, Racing games, other education
271-3661 or e-mail                                                                                            games, $5 each; VHS videos, The Spirit of      washer and dryer, $175. Call 227-9017.           news.leader@conus.army.mil or fax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          221-1198.

								
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