Vol. 61, No 19 Published Infantr For community
Published in the interest of the 7th Infantry Division and For t Carson community May
May 16, 2003
Visit the For t Carson Web site at www.carson.arm y.mil
Carson pet fair
by the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office
The 3rd Annual Pet Fair will be held at the Special
Events Center here 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
This free event is open to all military, family
members, Department of Defense civilians and
retirees and will feature demonstrations by military
working dogs and a mounted color guard.
For the children, there will also be education pet
booths, a petting zoo, pony rides and face painting.
If you’re a pet owner, be sure to bring your special
friend. There will be multiple pet contests with first,
second and third place ribbons for all winners. The fair
is not just centered around common pets. It will have
competitions for a wide variety of unusual pets,
including most unusual pet, pet/owner look-alike con-
test, prettiest eyes, best dressed, best pet trick and best
For more information, contact the Fort Carson
Veterinary Treatment Facility at 526-3803.
Photo by Richard Bridges
A fallen soldier ...
Members of 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment render full military honors as they carry the
body of Pfc. Jesse Givens, which arrived home from Dover Air Force Base, Del., Friday.
Givens died in a tank accident in Iraq. He is survived by his wife Melissa, who is preg-
nant, and his 5-year-old son Dakota.
Memorial service for 3 Fort
Carson soldiers here today
Courtesy Fort Carson Public Gukeisen, 31, of Lead, S.D. His helicopter which crashed in the
Affairs Office mother resides in Hill City, S.D. His Tigris River; all were assigned to the
The memorial ceremony for the father lives in Lead, S.D. 571st Medical Company (Air
three soldiers killed in Iraq May 9 is Sgt. Richard P. Carl, 26, of King Ambulance).
Courtesy photo at 9:30 a.m. today at Butts Army Hill, Idaho. Carl was promoted “We are all extremely saddened
Airfield. posthumously from corporal during by what has happened to our sol-
Dog on belay? Killed were:
Chief Warrant Officer Brian K.
a ceremony in Iraq yesterday. Carl’s
wife and two children, a daughter, 3,
diers, and we’re doing everything we
can to assist their family members,”
Staff Sgt. David Ingram, 148th Military Van Dusen, 39, of Columbus, Ohio. and a son, 19 mos., reside in Glenns said Candace LaChance, spouse of
Police Detachment, tests a harness with His wife and two children, a daugh- Ferry, Idaho. Maj. William LaChance, command-
his military working dog Rocko. Ingram ter, 6 and a son, 2, reside in Colorado The soldiers were killed May 9, er of the 571st Medical Co.
and Rocko rappelled from a 75-foot Springs. His parents live in Ohio. near Samarrah, Iraq. The soldiers The accident is under investiga-
tower. See page 5 for the full story. Chief Warrant Officer Hans N. were onboard an UH-60 air medical tion.
INSIDE THE Feature Happenings
MOUNTAINEER Fort Carson will observe
a training holiday May 24
Opinion/Editorial and the Memorial Day holi-
Secretary of the Army’s day May 26. The next issue
Farewell. Page 2 of the Mountaineer will be
Military published Thursday
Military dogs rappel. Page 5 because of the training day.
Several new construction projects World War II artifacts and aircraft
Baby blues? Page 13
are in the works around post. are in the B-24 Museum in Pueblo.
Post Weather hotline:
Sports See Pages 20 and 21. See Page 31.
Wrestling champs. Page 25 526-0096
2 May 16, 2003 Opinions/Editorial
Your mother doesn’t live in the barracks ...
Clean up after yourself
by Spc. Chris Smith are some who surpass even Garfield with their lack of I didn’t notice the decline until units around post
14th Public Affairs Detachment caring, they fill the garbage cans in the laundry rooms started deploying and the replacements moved in.
When you were growing up, did your parents let with their personal garbage. But heck, even then, I’m Since then, there has been next to no enforcement of
you live in a filthy rat’s nest? Probably not. finding myself grateful that they at least make it to a any sort of cleaning rosters or living standards.
Either way, there’s no reason trash can. The soldiers don’t seem to really care about the
to be negligent in your cleaning Golden rules of living Wrap your mind around this barracks they are staying in, perhaps because they
duties around the barracks on in the barracks incident. know that their stay is temporary and won’t have to
post. In the past, cleaning details • If you drop it, pick it up Two soldiers are walking down deal with it eventually. Still, this is no excuse. I can’t
and first sergeants kept the bar- • If you spill it, clean it up the hallway. One spills his soda, not imagine the amount of disrepair the barracks around
racks in line, but starting a few • If it isn’t yours, don’t touch it just a little but the whole cup and its the Army would be in if all soldiers took on this phi-
months back, I’ve noticed a • Clean it after you use it entire contents spill onto the floor. losophy.
steady decline in the living stan- • If it’s late at night, “I’m not cleaning that sh%# up,” I’m not just going to complain. Let me propose a
dards soldiers are setting for turn down your music says one and they both walk away. solution. However, everyone needs to participate to
themselves. That incident happened right in make it work. My plan is simple, so stay with me . . .
• Lift the lid on the garbage
For example, why in the front of my door about a month ago. pick up after yourself. See, isn’t that easy?
and place the bag inside
world would a soldier be so A neighbor heard the exchange but The next time you’re walking through the parking
incredibly lazy as to not bother • Follow the rules and never saw who it was. Needless to lot, pick up that beer can and take it to the trash. If
lifting the lid on the dumpster regulations about visitors say, by the time I returned home, you make a mess in the hallway, clean it up. After you
outside and just settle for piling there was a large, dried puddle of use the dryer put your lint in the garbage. Call others
their trash next to it? The garbage sticky soda resin right where I have out when they do the wrong thing. Harass your
man back home wouldn’t pick it up, and neither will to walk into my room. sergeants to put together cleaning rosters. Maybe not
the ones here. Who picks it up? Some poor CQ runner I, like most people, would like to have a word for every day, but at least once a week.
most of the time. with the fool responsible. Unfortunately, I have no If everyone does their part, we can all start living
To be fair, not all soldiers are that lazy, but there idea who did it. like respectable human beings.
Ceremony pays to tribute White: It’s been a
to 74th Secretary of Army
by Staff Sgt. Marcia Triggs
Army News Service
Management Agency, Network
Enterprise Technology Command and
privilege to serve
WASHINGTON — A farewell the Army Contracting Agency are
It has been my distinct privilege to serve
ceremony marked the end of Thomas examples of improvements to our busi-
as your secretary these last two years; the
White’s term as the 18th secretary of ness practices,” White said during an
absolute high point of my professional life.
the Army May 9 at Fort Myer, Va. intimate ceremony that was hosted by
Our soldiers and civilian employees have dis-
The Department of Defense Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric K.
tinguished themselves in peace and war
announced April 25 that White submit- Shinseki.
befitting our heritage and reputation of ser-
ted his resignation to Secretary of As a tag team, White and Shinseki
vice to the nation since before its founding. I
Defense Donald Rumsfeld. The reason have both awarded countless soldiers
could not be prouder of the outstanding con-
for White’s sudden decision to step for heroic acts and accomplishments,
tributions you have made to our nation’s
down was not given. but this time White stood still while
The White House announced May Shinseki pinned the Decoration for defense and the honorable manner in which
7 that James Roche, who is currently Distinguished Civilian Service Medal you have shouldered the immense sacrifices
the secretary of the Air Force, was on him. required of you and your families.
nominated as White’s replacement. White received the highest award The Army remains at war and transform-
Roche now must be confirmed by the for civilian service in an auditorium ing. We have significant challenges ahead.
U.S. Senate to be the 19th Secretary of filled with his family members, close We will win the War on Terrorism as part of
a Joint team regardless of duration and diffi-
the Army. friends, members of Congress and White
It was Spring 2001 when White Pentagon personnel. In formation culty. Additionally, it is absolutely vital that
made his first speech as the secretary stood units from the 3rd U.S. Infantry we build on our successes and sustain our
of the Army. In front of a group of (Old Guard) and the Army Band, momentum to realize the vision of Army Transformation as part of the Joint
senior noncommissioned officers, he “Pershing’s Own,” representing sol- Force.
first introduced the Army to his ideas diers Armywide. America’s Army turns 228 years old next month. Our enduring commitment
of transformation and better business The former cavalry officer closed to our fellow citizens is to be ready to defend the United States and her allies
practices. out his Army career holding his grand- when called. As I conclude my duty with you I am proud to report to the
“The last two years have been a son, Thomas E. White IV, and watch- American people that their respect and admiration for their Army is well found-
period of enormous importance for our ing the Army Band march away play- ed. God Bless you, the United States Army and the United States of America.
Army and the country. The Installation ing “The Army Goes Rolling Along.” Tom White
74th Secretary of the Army
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May 16, 2003 3
Dual military couples deployed in Iraq
by Sgt. 1st Class Gary Qualls Jr. specialist with RHHT, 3rd ACR, is able to call her hus- strenuous situation than when just one marriage part-
3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Public Affairs band, Sgt. 1st Class Dan Pemwell, supply noncommis- ner goes because, if they have children, both the moth-
Family separation is a way of life in the military. sioned officer in charge in 1st Battalion, 68th Armor, er and father are now out of the home. It’s also more
Stretched out by real-world missions across the globe, 4th Infantry Division, nearly every day, which provides stressful because without a strong family support sys-
military couples often find one partner at home and a “nice pick me up,” but she hasn’t seen him since they tem, there’s nobody to handle the day-to-day affairs
the other an ocean or two away. both deployed in April. back home.
Some couples, however, face a different challenge. A bad memory she has of the couple’s situation is “It takes extraordinary planning,” Pemwell said.
They may be only an hour or so away from one anoth- arriving at Camp Victory in Kuwait, unsure whether “We paid our bills a year in advance,” she said.
er, but they have their own unique trials and joys. her husband’s unit had departed already for Iraq or not The Grims missed celebrating their anniversary,
These are dual military couples assigned in the same and desperately looking for him at the dining facility. her birthday and, likely, his birthday, which is next
theater of operations. “I remember going to the chow hall every day, month, together. And because of frequent deploy-
Dual military couples in the same theater may be looking at every face hoping I’d see him,” she said. ments, their 17-month-old daughter doesn’t know who
closer geographically to their spouses, but that’s no Just the possibility she might get to see her hus- her mother is. The Robinsons’ daughter will graduate
guarantee they’ll get to see them much more often, and band makes Sgt. Annette Robinson, Prescribed Load from her school this month and neither parent will be
even if they do, they say it’s a torturous tease. List NCOIC, RHHT, 3rd ACR, feel better, she said. there for it.
“I’m only one hour away and I’ve only seen her Thanks to her chain of command, Robinson was able Still, the brief and sometimes seldom visits and
once in five months,” said Sgt. 1st Class Scott Grim, a to have “one great, uninterrupted” conversation with plans for life after the deployment keep them going.
combat engineer in Regimental Headquarters, her husband, Sgt. Tremetrius Robinson, a Bradley gun- Some of the couples are planning vacations after their
Headquarters Troop, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. ner in Lightning Troop, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored deployments. The Grims are planning a real wedding
Grim and his wife, Sgt. Betsy Grim, an administrative Cavalry Regiment. with all the frills, as opposed to the quick, unceremo-
specialist in 43rd Area Support Group, were separated “Just sitting with him made me happy,” Robinson nious knot-tying affair they had in Denmark.
when she was deployed with her unit in January. The said, adding that one conversation has been something And there’s something else that keeps them going,
one time Grim did get to see his wife since then made to hang onto to help see her through this deployment. Robinson said.
it even harder. Although being deployed in the same theater does “Sometimes when I look at these kids (Iraqi chil-
“It would have been better if I didn’t go because I have its up side, a real down side is the possibility that dren), I know we’re doing some good here. I know
missed her even more after that,” he said. a spouse may not make it back home, Robinson noted. we’re helping them out,” Robinson said. “That makes
Staff Sgt. Kindra Pemwell, an information systems When both husband and wife deploy it is a more my family and I feel better about our situation.”
4 May 16, 2003 News
Buy back ...
Don’t let your years of service go to waste
by Spc. Stacy Harris System. Others with five years prior civil service experi- advantage of this option when they first come into civil
Mountaineer staff ence will be put into the Civil Service Retirement service because they are not thinking of retirement right
After spending five, 10 or maybe even 15 years in System offset, with the option of later transferring to away or they may not think that they are going to stay in
the Army, starting a new career and a new retirement FERS. The amount of money employees have to pay to that job. Even so, the longer a person takes to decide
plan may seem almost unbearable to even think about. If buy back their time depends on how much money was whether or not to use the program, the longer interest
you plan on going into civil service, you can put those earned during their military career and what retirement continues accumulating.
years of military service toward your civil service retire- system they fall under, Lumberg said “They don’t look long term,” she said. “They don’t
ment. “You can retire at 55 with 30 years of service; at 60 look at this as maybe being a career for them.”
When new employees are first orientated into their with 20 years of service; or at 62 with five years of ser- In addition, those who have retired from the military
civil service job, they receive a handout detailing the vice, and those years could include your military service may also use the option of buying back their time, she
process on how they can credit their military service to time if you’ve made a deposit for them,” she said. said. But, if military retired employees buy back their
their new retirement plan, said Sandy Lumberg, human The option to make a deposit is immediately avail- time, they will be waiving their military retirement pay
resource specialist, Civilian Personnel Advisory Center. able upon starting a civil service job, she said. For those at the time they retire from civil service.
“If you want credit for your military ... you have the employees new to civil service, a deposit should be made Those who are interested in buying their military
option of making a deposit for that time,” Lumberg said. within the first three years to avoid interest. If it is not time can pick up the forms at CPAC or from
“Anyone can buy back their years, but whether it is to paid within three years, the amount of money owed will www.abc.army.mil.
their benefit to do so (depends on their situation).” increase as interest is added. “It’s an option that’s available for them. You can get
Lumberg said she suggests employees who are looking “You want to pay it within the first three years,” credit for those years,” Lumberg said. “There are a lot of
into this option talk to a financial advisor to find out Lumberg said. “Anything after that and you are paying variables there to think about. While some may benefit
whether or not it will benefit them. interest. The longer you wait — it could certainly double from it, others may not.
Anyone leaving the military now, for a job in civil or triple.” For more information on buying back your time,
service will be put in the Federal Employee Retirement Lumberg said a lot of people don’t always take visit the Web site www.opm.gov.
May 16, 2003 5
Blotter report ...
Military working dogs rappel to work
Sgt. 1st Class Eugene Marchand designed to wrap around the dog’s chest and back to
148th Military Police Detachment secure the dog and give it a sense of safety.
The 148th Military Police Detachment’s, Military After the ground training, it was time for the real
Working Dog section did something most MWD thing. The teams climbed the four flights of stairs
teams do not have an opportunity to do. The majority with their dogs and placed them in their harnesses.
of the section joined the Federal Emergency Once they were strapped in and all connections were
Management Agency Search and Rescue Dog teams checked by the safety officer, it was time to hook the
and rappelled from a 75-foot tower. figure eight to the rope and step off the edge of the
Staff Sgt. Scott Anderson, training noncommis- building. Once the team was off the edge of the
sioned officer, set up this training opportunity building and the handler was in the proper “L” posi-
through the Colorado Springs Fire Department’s High tion, the dogs had a free ride to the bottom.
Angle Rescue Team. Why do the MWD teams need to rappel? The
Lt. Pat Rogacki of the CSFD instructed six mem- MWD team is a force multiplier and is deployed in
ber of the MWD section on basic rappelling. support of a military police unit or many other types
Although several MWD handlers have graduated of units for security, patrolling, explosive or narcotics
from the U.S. Army Air Assault School and other detection. The MWD handlers must train for any situ-
handlers have had experience rappelling, none of the ation they could encounter in a combat environment.
MWD teams had rappelled with a dog. Upon com- All of the MWD teams also support Fort Carson in a
pleting an hour of instruction, the handlers rappelled law enforcement capacity. The teams could be asked
from a third floor roof to demonstrate their ability to to assist in locating a lost child or a person who has
perform all tasks necessary to standards. broken the law. The MWD teams may have to rappel
Next was the dogs’ turn. The handlers strapped into a ravine to locate someone.
the dogs into a rappel harnesses then tested them by The MWD section serves the Fort Carson com- Courtesy photo
hanging the dog from a pulley system to get the dog A soldier with the 148th Military Police
used to the harness. The dog rappel harnesses are See Dogs, Page 7 Detachment rappels with his military working
6 May 16, 2003 Military
copies of your orders. If you were issued appointment. Through Monday those Class A uniform. All packets must be
an e-ticket and did not travel, you still appointments will continue to be made turned in to the 502nd Personnel Services
must bring in two copies of orders to with Maj. Michelle McKenna at 524- Battalion, Personnel Actions Section,
process a refund for the unused ticket. 1167. Starting Tuesday, appointments building 1118, room 208, no later than
Legal Assistance hours — Hours at will be made with Connie Thompson CIF yesterday on a case-by-case basis. For
the Legal Assistance are back to normal. at 524-2006. The CIF will be closed more information, call Sgt. Jacklyn
Walk-ins to see attorneys are Mondays except for emergencies, call McKenna, Christensen at 526-1906.
and Fridays only; sign in is at 12:30 p.m. through noon Monday for its annual
Hours of operation on a first-come, first-served basis. Powers inventory. Laundry Service
Information, Tickets and of Attorney and notaries are done on a Post Laundry Service — The Post
Registration Office and the Outdoor walk-in basis 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays, Briefings Laundry service provides free laundry
Recreation Complex Information Desk Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and Special Forces briefings — Special and dry cleaning service to soldiers for
have been combined in an effort to better Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Forces recruiting briefings are government-owned property only. Items
serve customers. Hours of operation are Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays issued by the Central Issue Facility should
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 New CIF Hours at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. at the Grant Library be cleaned at the Post Laundry prior to
p.m. For information, call 526-2083 or Effective immediately, individuals for males in the pay grades E-3 to E-7 turn in. Soldiers are reminded to allow
526-5366. may conduct their business at Central with a general test score of 100 or higher extra time for items to return from the
For official travel services, Carlson- Issue Facility (draw, turn-in, DX) during and who are U.S. citizens. cleaners. It is not recommended to pick
Wagonlit Travel, in building 1012 on the following times: ETS/Transition briefing schedule up your equipment on the same day as the
Long Street, is open Monday through Building 330: Mondays, Tuesdays, — In order for soldiers to receive their scheduled CIF appointment.
Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from end of time in service orders, soldiers The turn around for the service is 72
3 p.m. on training holidays. noon to 3 p.m.; Tuesdays 8-11 a.m.; must attend an End of Term of Service hours. No appointment is necessary. The
Travelers are reminded to bring three Wednesdays 8-11 a.m. briefing. Soldiers may sign in at 7:15 a.m. Post Laundry will not clean personal
copies of travel orders when picking up Building 309 (desert items): and the briefing begins at 7:30 a.m. in items like BDUs, boots, tent pegs, can-
tickets for official travel. Soldiers and Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, building 1118, room 317. For more infor- teens, entrenching tools or wet-weather
family members must have one original Thursdays and Fridays, 8 to 11 a.m. and mation, call the Transition Center at 526- gear. Material TA-50 items that can be
and one copy of their “travelopes” and noon to 3 p.m. There may be an occasion- 2240 or 526-4298. washed include: sleeping bag assembly,
three copies of each order, to include al change to the hours if there is a large The Commanding General’s chemical suits, Gortex, ruck sacks, cover-
amendments, for overseas permanent unit mobilizing or demobilizing. The Newcomers’ Brief is the third Wednesday alls, CVC jackets and most web equip-
changes of station. If you cannot pick up change will be put out through e-mail, of each month, 1 to 3 p.m. at McMahon ment. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to
your tickets in person, you can fax a copy mobilization meetings, command Theater. noon and 12:30 to 3:45 p.m., Mondays
of orders to 526-1142 or 576-5262 for sergeant major channels and signs at CIF. The following are dates for upcoming through Fridays, excluding holidays. For
issuance of an e-ticket. Turn-in of complete TA-50 (End of briefings: Wednesday. more information, call 526-8806 or 526-
Please call 576-5188 to confirm Time in Service, Permanent Change of There will be a local Officer 8804.
receipt of faxed orders. Tickets will not be Station) is by appointment; call 526-5512. Candidate School board Wednesday and Editor’s note: The deadline for sub-
issued without orders. If you do not use Bulk issue or turn-in of items by sup- May 23. This board is required for all mitting “briefs” to the Mountaineer is 5
your ticket, you must bring it and two ply sergeants must still be done by applicants. All participants must report in p.m. Friday before publication.
Commissaries change rules Dogs
From Page 5
by Rick Brink advantage of multiple coupon use, but only through munity in many different capacities and must train
Defense Commissary Agency sales specifically allowing the practice. Customers to perform its duty no matter how the members
FORT LEE, Va. — Commissaries will start can watch for advertising and in-store fliers to learn have to get to the places where they are needed.
enforcing new policy revisions June 1 that limit about these sales, and manufacturers will continue to
coupon use to only one per item unless otherwise provide coupons in the stores.
specified on a coupon. The Defense Commissary Agency operates a
Vehicle Registration Information
“We still gladly welcome the use of coupons. worldwide chain of nearly 280 commissaries provid- The Vehicle Registration Office located in the
We’re only limiting the number of coupons a cus- ing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their Welcome Center will close permanently at 3:30 p.m
tomer can use per item to what is specifically stated families in a safe and secure shopping environment. May 28. The new facility located at Gate 1 will
on the coupons. If the coupons state more than one Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5- open at 9 a.m. June 2. The trailer located at Gate 1
per item can be used, then we’ll accept them. If it percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building will remain open May 29 and 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
doesn’t, then we’ll accept only one per item,” said new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. The trailer staff will be capable of providing all ser-
Bob Vitikacs, the Defense Commissary Agency’s Shoppers save an average of more than 30 percent on vices except clearing.
executive director for operations and product support. their purchases compared to commercial prices —
The revised DeCA policy more accurately savings worth more than $2,400 annually for a family
Traffic Roll Up
reflects manufacturers’ intent for coupon use, which of four. A core military family support element, and a In the past week, there were 80 total citations:
has always been one coupon per item unless other- valued part of military pay and benefits, commis- • 23 were for speeding
wise stated, Vitikacs said. DeCA policy had allowed saries contribute to family readiness, enhance the • 11 were for failure to use seatbelts ($15 each)
commissaries to accept multiple coupons unless quality of life for America’s military and their fami- • 46 were for other violations (e.g.: malfunc-
specifically stated as only “one per item.” lies, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest tioning equipment, lack of insurance or registration,
Under the new policy, customers can still take men and women to serve their country. expired plates and improper vehicle operation)
Week of May 17 to May 23
Weekday Dining Facilities Exceptions Saturday, Sunday and Training
43rd ASG Cheyenne Mtn. Inn (building 1040) • Butts Army Airfield Dining Facility Holiday Dining Facilities
3rd ACR CAV House (building 2461) serves breakfast and lunch meals 3rd BCT Iron BDE. (building 2061)
3rd ACR Butts Army Airfield (building 9612) only. 3rd ACR Cav. House. (building 2461)
3rd BCT Iron Bde. (building 2061) 43rd ASG (building 1040)
• 10th SFG (A) dining facility
is closed until further
notice. Saturday, Sunday and Training
Weekday Meal Hours
Breakfast 6 to 9 a.m. (All facilities) • Building 2461 and Holiday Meal Hours
7 to 9 a.m. (Cheyenne Mtn. Inn) 2061 closed May Breakfast 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 16 to 18. Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Military May 16, 2003 7
Cultural program preserving history
Carson archaeological, century homesteading and ranching and World War II
and Cold War era military sites.
historic resources integral The objective of the Cultural Resources Program
is to preserve the values and landscapes of the many
part of DECAM’s mission cultures that have used and reused our regional
resources. The program is also undertaking a project
Courtesy Directorate of Environmental
to consult with American Indian tribes and other cul-
Compliance and Management
tural groups toward the identification and manage-
Colorado celebrates Archaeology and Historic
ment of traditional cultural properties on Fort Carson
Preservation Month in May.
and the PCMS.
The archaeological and historic resources on Fort
The program supports mission requirements
Carson and on the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site are
while protecting significant cultural resources. This
an integral part of the Directorate of Environmental
policy is more than sound stewardship – it is the law.
Compliance and Management’s environmental pro-
It is also part of the National Defense mission.
gram. The installation’s Cultural Resources
March 3, President Bush signed an Executive
Management Program manages prehistoric and his-
Order entitled Preserve America.
toric artifacts, archaeological sites and historic archi-
While once again calling for all federal agencies
tecture from all major cultural periods recognized on
to recognize and manage historic properties appropri-
the Great Plains and in the Rocky Mountains.
ately, the order also states that cultural resources will
Sites of Paleoindian, Archaic, Ceramic/Late
be treated “as assets that can support department and
Prehistoric and Protohistoric periods are present, as
agency missions while contributing to the vitality and Courtesy photo
are sites from the Fur Trade era, 19th century
Rock art dating to 1300 AD found at Pinon
Hispanic and EuroAmerican settlement, early 20th See DECAM, Page 11 Canyon Maneuver Site in 1983.
8 May 16, 2003 Military
Several airlines offering discounted fares
by Theodore Stutz nieces and nephews. Loved ones who wish to use this ernment travel office or by calling Delta direct.
4th Finance Battalion fare will need to provide appropriate documentation. Passengers may contact Delta Airlines at (800) 325-
American Trans Air; United, Delta and There is no current expiration date for this travel 1212. Refer the ticket agent to page 12147 in their
Continental Airlines; and U.S. Airways are offering option and travel must be ticketed by United Airlines. reservation system. Ticketing should include the pub-
special fares for family members to visit their wound- Call (800) 864-8331 to make lished fare basis used followed by
ed or injured military members recovering from reservations. Deals for servicemembers the ticket designator PI39.
wounds received in support of Operation Iraqi Delta Airlines: Delta is and their family members Commander’s letter must be
Freedom. providing a special assistance American Trans Air: Free travel for faxed along with a copy of the
Each airline program is unique, so read them program for family members immediate family members. Call (800) auditor’s coupon to the
carefully. of active duty U.S. armed 435-9282 to make reservations. Refer military/government assist desk at
American Trans Air: Free travel for immediate forces personnel convalescing agent to ATA’s military family travel (404) 773-0916. Travel agencies
family members. This offer is valid for immediate in U.S. military hospitals in assistance program. Passengers must can refer their questions to the
family members of active duty U.S. armed forces per- Germany as a result of present a medical/hospital/U.S. armed Delta Airlines military and gov-
sonnel convalescing in any U.S. hospital because of injuries sustained in Operation forces certificate letter. ernment assist desk at (800) 325-
injuries suffered during military action in Iraq, and to Iraqi Freedom. A discount of Delta Airlines: A discount of 30 1771. (This number is for travel
immediate family members of soldiers killed during 30 percent off current pub- percent off current published sale fares agency use only.)
the military conflict in Iraq to attend funeral services. lished sale fares (rule A033) (rule A033) will apply with proper docu- Continental Airlines:
Immediate family members include spouses, children, will apply with proper docu- mentation. Passengers may contact Continental will provide military
foster children, parents, step-parents, parents-in-law, mentation. Round trip travel Delta Airlines at (800) 325-1212. Refer families by providing fare flexi-
siblings and grandparents. Passengers may book one is valid on current published the ticket agent to page 12147 in their bility. Continental will waive
round-trip or one-way travel on ATA/ATA connection. sale fares from the 48 contigu- reservation system. advance purchase and minimum
Travel is valid on published routing from and to the ous states, Alaska, Hawaii, Continental Airlines: Continental stay requirements for family
48 continuous United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. and Puerto Rico to Frankfurt will help military families by providing members that are visiting military
Travel is valid through July 31. Call (800) 435-9282 and Stuttgart. Travel is offered fare flexibility. Call (800) 468-7022 personnel recovering from injuries
to make reservations. Refer agent to ATA’s military on Delta, Delta connection, between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. to set up
sustained in Iraq. Family mem-
family travel assistance program. Passengers must Delta shuttle and song (not bers include spouse; children,
present a medical/hospital/U.S. armed forces certifi- applicable to Delta code share mother; father; siblings; and
cate letter. flights). Travel must be com- grandparents. Call (800) 468-
United Airlines: For immediate family members, pleted by June 18. No advance purchase is required. 7022 between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. to set up reserva-
a discounted “special care fare” will be made avail- Family members must present an authorization tions. Letter from military member’s command
able for transportation to military specified locations. letter from the military member’s command, Red should be faxed to (281) 553-3347. Include on fax
The special care fare represents an additional dis- Cross office, or casualty assistance office. One free cover sheet your Continental confirmation number,
count off United’s already discounted emergency fare. change is permitted. Subsequent changes may be sub- your full name and phone number, e-mail address and
Eligible passengers are spouses, children, parents, ject to charges as per Delta rules. Reservations may
siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, be made by contacting your local official/leisure gov- See Airlines, Page 12
Military May 16, 2003 9
Army Space Command soldiers on target in
Operation Iraqi Freedom with command effort
by Maj. Laura Kenney tioning system accuracy predictions; strategic and
Army Space Command theater ballistic missile early warning; weather ter-
Sandstorms, heat, insects, worry about the war, rain and environmental monitoring awareness; and
personal hygiene, homesickness ... all these things intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance prod-
affected Army Space soldiers serving in Operation ucts.
Iraqi Freedom — just as they affected the troops Maj. Daniel Cockerham, Team Leader of Army
waging direct war — but, like their infantry Space Support Team 5, traveled with the Marine
brethren, Army Space Command soldiers, profes- Expeditionary Force 1 as it took Baghdad. Prior to
sionals all, persevered, and were an essential part of entering the city, he e-mailed his unit.
the war effort. “We’re fully integrated with the Marines of the
Every element of the command was fully IMEF, and are treated as family since we’ve been
engaged, from the Army Space Command soldiers living and operating with them from the beginning.
working hand in hand with combatant commanders Our soldiers pull duty with them in addition to per-
in the desert, to the Space and Missile Defense forming our mission. We haven’t had showers in
Command Operations Center here tracking move- weeks and are filthy, but, hey, we’re on the outskirts
ment of soldiers and providing reachback support of Baghdad! We’re all very proud to be part of this
for all deployed space teams. effort,” said Cockerham.
Speaking of deployed space teams, a total of A Joint Tactical Ground Station — which pro-
five were deployed and directly involved in Iraqi vides direct down-linked, in-theater, early warning
Freedom. Since the beginning of Operation of missile launches — was deployed to the Central
Enduring Freedom, Army Space Command has Command region. Together with its European-
deployed 10 space support teams to the U.S. based sister units, the JTAGS provided an encom-
Central Command region. Teams served in Iraq, passing, 24-hour continuous in-theater processing
Oman, Kuwait, and elsewhere in the U.S. Central of missile alerting and early warning on tactical
Command area of operations. They provided space ballistic missiles and other infrared events.
capabilities, expertise and products in support of The JTAGS monitored infrared signatures com-
theater commanders. ing from hot spots within Iraq to provide critical
The teams moved with those combatant com- information to maneuver commanders regarding the
manders, sharing the same dangers and hardships, timing and operational employment of their units. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Dennis Beebe, Army Space Command
while providing up to the minute space force Army Space Support Team members form a
enhancement, including satellite communications single file and approach the rear of the air-
See Space, Page 10 craft.
health and welfare status and analysis; global posi-
10 May 16, 2003 Military
deployed, the SATCON companies enhanced the tactical commander’s
Space sis of vegetative areas and rugged ter-
rain to eliminate unsuitable sites for were as integral a part of Iraqi ability to maintain visibility of his
From Page 9
airborne assault operations during the Freedom as their desert-located sister deployed forces. The SB-BFT MMC
One specific incident illustrates planning process. Standard image units. worked closely with Special
the value of early warning. JTAGS maps were created to conduct stan- The 1st SATCON supported the Operations Forces in theater to moni-
operators presented early warning of dard mission planning. ground units involved in Iraqi tor their aircraft and ground forces,
hostile aircraft approaching a Predator Working in tandem with ARSSTs, Freedom since they first entered the- especially in emergency situations.
surveillance mission. Thanks to the SORC rear and forward provided ater. SATCON units enabled satellite And at the logical, if not geo-
timely warning, commanders were detailed change detection assessments communications, connectivity, voice graphic, center of all this energy and
able to divert the mission, thereby to identify potential enemy locations. and video teleconference capability to accomplishment, functioned the
averting potential loss of the vehicle, Archived satellite imagery was the combatant commanders of CENT- SMDC Operations Center.
and maintaining the secrecy of the merged with more recent spectral COM, V Corps, 3rd Infantry Division, As of this writing, the SMDC OC
mission. imagery to identify changes. The 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, has processed more than 96 Requests
Lt. Col. Scott Netherland, 1st noted changes were passed on to com- Special Operations Command and for Information that were then routed
Space Bn. commander, commented batant commanders, identifying other deployed forces. and monitored for deployed units.
“Many people consider the first Gulf potential hidden enemy assets, and The two primary units involved in Requests for SORC imagery were
War as the first space war. Our abili- assisting in the targeting process. The this support were B Co., Fort Meade, sent to the forward elements.
ty to exploit space capabilities for technology also assisted with locating Md., and C Co., Landstuhl, Germany. Questions about maintenance and
communications, navigation and pre- enemy mine fields. They controlled the satellite links for operational support of communica-
cision guided munitions, detection of Bo Dunaway, Chief, Remote tactical and strategic warfighter com- tions equipment were answered, after
relevant infrared events, imagery Sensing Branch, said, “This is the munications networks. the SMDC-OC researched the prob-
products, blue force tracking and first time that we’ve been able to put Together, they supported more lem.
weather all give the U.S. warfighter a all the pieces together and deliver than 140 terminals and more than 50 The Officer in Charge of the
tremendous advantage over our adver- spectral products from start to finish tactical missions. These missions SMDC-OC, Lt. Col. Steve Dreiling
saries. Our experiences with in a timely relevant manner. From allow combatant commanders to said, “Even though the OC was a
Operation Enduring Freedom and units forward requesting products to maneuver their units without breaks quiet element in the war effort, our
Operation Iraqi Freedom have revali- downlinking unclassified imagery via in communications. soldiers were nonetheless very impor-
dated the need to continue close inte- Eagle Vision I and delivering digital Maj. Stephen Elle, Executive tant.
gration of space forces and capabili- products within 24 hours is a signifi- Officer, 1st SATCON, said, “We are “Our job is as a 24/7 conduit for
ties with the warfighter.” cant milestone for the commercial extremely proud of the responsive and information from the front to the
The Spectral Operations Resource imagery arena. The use of SORC proactive support our units gave to command elements. Each and every
Center was also a key player. An ele- (Forward) ensured continuity and mis- forces on the ground. With the rapid soldier who manned a console in the
ment of the SORC was forward sion focus for all Army Space ele- pace of the war, and the rapid move- OC is an outstanding individual who
deployed to CENTCOM, and in tan- ments using commercial imagery ment of ground forces, maintaining really deserves a pat on the back for a
dem with home base, produced more products.” communications was absolutely job well done.”
than 300 products in support of Iraqi Another vital piece of the Army essential. Our units enabled them to Army Space Command presently
Freedom. Space Command effort could be do that.” has more than 100 soldiers, civilians
The SORC (Forward) produced found in the 1st Satellite Control The Space Based Blue Force and contractors deployed overseas in
imagery that provided spectral analy- Battalion. Although not forward Tracking Mission Management Center support of current operations.
Military May 16, 2003 11
DECAM • Development of community out-
reach programs, including workshops
From Page 7
economic well-being of the nation’s • Environmental and mission
communities and fostering a broader enhancement projects.
appreciation for the development of the Fort Carson manages numerous,
United States and its underlying val- diverse cultural resources including
ues.” prehistoric American Indian and his-
More than 6,000 archaeological toric Euro-American archaeological
sites have been recorded on Fort sites, architectural sites and traditional
Carson and the PCMS. Many of these cultural properties. Prehistoric
have been determined to be eligible for American Indian sites include camp-
inclusion in the National Register of sites and resource processing areas
Historic Places. DECAM also has 10 (hunting and gathering, and tool and
National Register-eligible historic dis- food processing activities), rock shel-
tricts; three historic architectural dis- ters, large multi-room vertical stone
tricts and a rock art district on Fort slab villages, single room habitation
Carson, and six historic homesteads on sites, stone circle sites, quarry sites,
the PCMS. The program has completed game-drive sites, rock art and vision
the evaluation of the installation’s quest sites.
World War II-era properties, and cur- Historic sites include sheepherder
rent investigations are focusing on a camps, cattle and sheep ranches (build-
historic context study of the Cold War U.S. Army Photo
ings and support features), homesteads,
years and Fort Carson’s associated stagecoach stations, coal mines, helium Brown Sheep Camp historic structure at Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site
architecture and culture. wells, roads, trails, historic graffiti, and dates from the 1890s.
Major aspects of the Cultural World War II Army hospital and mili- training areas. The effectiveness of For more information on Fort
Resources Program include: tary engineering facilities. The historic these measures is demonstrated by the Carson’s cultural resources, call Pam
• Management of the cultural Santa Fe Trail passes just west of the fact that cultural resources concerns Cowen at 526-3728.
resources on more than 373,000 acres. PCMS. have never delayed or interfered with Editor’s note: For the entire month
• Curation of about 130,000 arti- Archaeological and historic sites at training. of May, the Colorado Historical
facts. Fort Carson and the PCMS are often Fort Carson does not give out site Society is promoting public awareness
• Stewardship of 153 rock-art sites, intact because they have been protected location information or develop sites of Colorado’s rich and diverse history
represented by both pictographs and from urban development, agriculture for public visitation. Similar cultural by celebrating Archaeology and
petroglyphs. and other activities that can destroy resources are located in the Picketwire Historic Preservation Month. Local
• Maintenance of environmental/ them. The Cultural Resources Canyonlands where public visits can be events include slide shows, demonstra-
archaeological databases and an inter- Management Program enforces protec- arranged through U.S. Forest Service, tions and lectures. Find information on
nal Geographic Information System tive measures to ensure the preserva- Comanche National Grasslands, in La this month-long celebration at
relational database. tion of our resources in mechanized Junta. www.coloradohistory.org.)
12 May 16, 2003 Military
Whether now or later — you’ll pay
1st Lt. Laura Aguilar Sarah and they have two young chil-
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate dren, Alpha and Bravo. But, to Smith’s
Legal Assistance Division surprise, Sarah ran off with John,
Your truck broke down, your dog Smith’s friend, taking the kids with her.
was run over by a train and your wife If Smith has no children from a previ-
ran off with your best friend and took ous marriage (or court order), then
the children with her. Smith must pay an amount equal to
Sound like a bad country song? Basic Allowance for Housing II at the
Well, things could get a lot worse for “with dependents” rate based on
soldiers not providing financial support Smith’s pay grade. As an E-4, Smith
to their family members. must pay $504.60 per month to Sarah.
Failing to provide support can cre- It does not matter that Sarah is the
ate substantial civilian legal problems, wrong doer or that she is the one who
but aware soldiers can be court-mar- moved out. And Smith must pay this
tialed. What follows is a brief overview amount even if he is not receiving
of a soldier’s support requirements for BAH. The 2003 BAH II rates can be
dependent family members under Army found at
Regulation 608-99, Family Support, www.dtic.mil/perdiem/bah.html.
Child Custody and Paternity. Now let’s change the scenario.
If a soldier is separated from his Smith and Sarah are living in govern-
family — whether it is a deployment, ment quarters. Instead of Sarah moving
domestic dispute, or an alien abduction out, Smith moved off post leaving Sarah
— chances are the soldier is required to and the kids in government housing.
provide support. If there is a written Now Smith is only required to provide Courtesy graphic
agreement or a court order requiring the an amount equal to the difference Failing to provide support can create substantial civilian legal prob-
soldier to pay support, then he should between BAH II at the “with depen- lems, but aware soldiers can be court-martialed.
pay according to the terms of the agree- dents” rate and the BAH II at the “with-
Smith, then he would pay $126.15 (one- prorated share of BAH at the “with
ment or order. AR 608-99 only applies out dependents” rate, in this case
fourth of the BAH II) to Sarah and dependents” rate.
if there is no written agreement or court $161.10 per month.
$126.15 for Charlie (one-fourth of the Under AR 608-99, support should
order. Now let’s complicate the story.
BAH II). continue until a court decree is issued,
AR 608-99 establishes minimum Sarah is actually Smith’s second wife.
Like most regulations, however, the soldier and the child’s other parent
support requirements He has one child
there are limited exceptions. A battal- enter a written agreement establishing
a soldier must meet Army Regulation 608-99 from his previous ion commander may relieve a soldier of an end date of the support or the child
and is only intended marriage, Charlie.
AR 608-99 establishes mini- the support obligation if his or her reaches 18 (unless the child is married
to be a temporary Essentially each
mum support requirements a soldier spouse’s income is higher than the sol- or is an active-duty service member).
order until a court dependent family
must meet. Failure to meet the dier’s income. The soldier must provide Servicemembers’ support obliga-
order is in place. member is entitled
requirements could result in admin- proof, such as tax returns or pay stubs. tions will vary, depending on the facts
Failure to meet the to an equal share of
istrative, nonjudicial (Article 15) However, a soldier cannot be relieved of of their personal situation. For this rea-
requirements could the BAH II, in the
punishment or judicial (Article 92) the obligation to provide support if son, if you have questions about your
result in administra- absence of a court
action for violating a lawful general there are children of the marriage who support obligations, you should seek
tive, nonjudicial order. Smith has
regulation. The maximum punish- reside with the non-soldier spouse. legal assistance from the Fort Carson
(Article 15) punish- four dependents:
ment for this offense is a dishonor- Additionally, a battalion commander Legal Assistance Division. Call the
ment or judicial Sarah, Alpha, Bravo
able discharge, forfeiture of all pay may relieve a soldier of the support Fort Carson Legal Assistance Division
(Article 92) action and Charlie.
and allowances, confinement for obligation if the soldier has documented at 526-5572/5573. The Legal Assistance
for violating a lawful Therefore, each is
two years and reduction to the pay evidence that he or she is a victim of Division schedules appointments for the
general regulation. entitled to one-
grade of E-1. physical spouse abuse. following week on the preceding Friday.
The maximum pun- fourth of Smith’s
Moreover, if the soldier’s spouse is The Legal Assistance Division provides
ishment for this BAH II ($126.15).
on active military duty, and there are no appointments on Monday and Friday
offense is a dishonorable discharge, for- If Sarah is not living in government
children, then neither soldier is required mornings, as well as Wednesdays.
feiture of all pay and allowances, con- quarters and she has custody of the
to provide support. Similarly, if both Walk-in consultations are available on a
finement for two years and reduction to kids, Smith would pay her $378.45 per
spouses are soldiers and have custody first-come, first-served basis Monday
the pay grade of E-1. To explain the month (three-fourths of the BAH II).
of one of the children, then neither is and Friday afternoons, beginning at 1
requirements of AR 608-99, let’s go Smith would also pay $126.15 for the
required to provide support. However, p.m.. Make sure you bring in all rele-
back to the subject of our sad country care of Charlie (one-fourth of the BAH
if the other military spouse has custody vant paperwork such as court orders or
song, Spc. Smith. Smith is married to II). If Alpha and Bravo remain with
of the children, the soldier must pay a written agreements.
the U.S. The fares are valid for tickets purchased Procedures for acquiring letters from command:
Airlines through Dec. 31 and travel completed by Feb. 12, Family member contacts the military member’s com-
From Page 8 2004. Tickets must be purchased as round trip and are mand structure and requests authorization letter.
available for travel originating in the U.S. To destina- Letter must contain the military members name, rank,
tions across the U.S. Airways system, including medical treatment facility, and the names of immedi-
billing address, credit card number with expiration Europe, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For ate family members. The names of family members
date. If using American Express include the CID information on these fares, military personnel or their not listed in DEERS may be provided by the military
number. Reservations will be held for 48 hours military ID card carrying family members should member. The member provides the authorization let-
pending receipt of letter from commander and infor- contact their commercial travel office on base/post. ter to the air carriers upon request. If you have ques-
mation above. Once received, an electronic ticket will Tickets are nonrefundable and must be purchased at tions, contact HQ AMC/LGTP at DSN 779-4592 or
be issued. least three days in advance of departure. One commercial (618) 229-4592.
U.S. Airways: U.S. airways has introduced its Saturday night stay is required, and a maximum 30-
“salute savings” discount fare program for U.S. day stay is allowed. Seats are limited and other
New hours of Operation
Military with special fares as low as $79 each way, Finance customer service located in building
restrictions apply. Fares are available to the immedi-
based on roundtrip purchase. U.S. Airways “salute 1854 will now have the following hours of operation.
ate families of members of the armed forces when the
savings” rates are available to active duty and reserve Monday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
member is part of the traveling party. Immediate fam-
military and their immediate families through govern- Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ily member is defined as a parent, guardian, spouse,
ment-contracted commercial travel offices throughout Thursday: Open 1 to 3 p.m. only on paydays (15th or
last day of the month)
May 16, 2003 13
Not just another ...
Case of the ‘baby blues’
by Spc. Stacy Harris
You’ve carried the child for nine months. Finally,
labor begins and you jet off to the hospital to have your
newborn. After the day is done, you are sitting in the
hospital bed holding on to a little baby boy or girl. Your
life is about to change forever and it should be one of
the happiest moments in your life. But what if it’s not?
New mothers experience many new feelings after
the arrival of a little one. The changes can be caused by
a lack of sleep and range from moodiness to elevated
stress levels. While some moodiness is normal, some-
times it isn’t just the “baby blues.” Sometimes it’s actu-
ally a much more serious problem — postpartum
“It’s basically depression that seems to start soon
after a baby’s born,” said Dr. Doris Lancaster, clinical
psychologist, Fort Carson Mental Health Careline.
Typically, postpartum depression is usually seen
within four weeks after childbirth, she said. A timeframe
much longer than the initial postpartum period and the
symptoms may be signaling a different kind of depres-
sion or a previous depression, she said. Some of the It’s supposed to be one of the happiest times of your life, but what if it’s not?
symptoms include fluctuations in mood, mood lability
and a preoccupation with the infant’s well being. twice about what you are putting into a woman who is “When they come back, I really try to talk to them,”
“You’re looking for something that is over concern breastfeeding. I don’t think every mother that has post- Brasfield said. “I try to get to know them a little better
for the infant to delusions,” Lancaster said. partum depression needs to be medicated. You have to and make sure everything (is all right).”
Postpartum can’t really be prevented, nor is it easy ask a couple of questions. How bad is she feeling? How Brasfield said that when a soldier comes back to
to diagnose. safe is the baby?” work after having a baby, it is a stressful change. After
“You can’t force someone to come in (to the clin- Lancaster said she treats depression by having the having a baby, the soldiers may be affected by a lack of
ic),” she said. “I wouldn’t know (how many are undiag- patient focus on thinking differently. sleep, financial stresses of a new baby and changes to
nosed) if they are out there and don’t come in.” “The thought process and beliefs you have can the daily routines.
Lancaster said most of the clients seen are referrals affect your mood,” she said. “Postpartum is probably “The whole stress of getting out of the house
from midwives and doctors from the Fort Carson triggered chemically, but the way you think is how it is (before PT) ... that’s new to them,” she said.
Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic that notice something treated.” Overall, Brassfield said that postpartum PT helps
out of the ordinary during the The process to overcome the soldiers to relieve stress and get back into shape
six-week checkup. “Depression is a word postpartum depression can take after having a baby. The exercise stimulates the body’s
“You have to differentiate time, Lancaster said. One of the endorphin production which helps alleviate stress levels.
between postpartum blues and that has been thrown complicating factors of depres- “We have more stress as a military lifestyle,” she
postpartum depression,” she said. around. Are we really sion is what kind of support sys- said. “Life as a soldier after 9-11 changed forever.”
“Depression is a word that has tem the mother has, and for mili- Brasfield said she is like the mom of all the preg-
been thrown around. Are we real- depressed or are we just feel- tary families, having their sup- nant and postpartum soldiers on Fort Carson. If the sol-
ly depressed or are we just feel- ing a little sad or blue?” port system away from them diers have issues, they do come and talk to her, but if
ing a little sad or blue? makes it difficult. they are having a hard time coping with motherhood,
“You have to weigh every Dr. Doris Lancaster “Everybody needs support,” she said they need to go to Mental Health and be
case,” Lancaster said. she said. “We are an option; the screened.
“Depression is a serious issue.”
clinical psychologist chaplains are an option also.” “I really feel for them and somedays I don’t know
Postpartum depression is a Fort Carson Mental Health Another type of support sys- how they make it,” she said. But when it comes to ask-
biological depression, which Careline tem beneficial for female sol- ing for help, she said sometimes the new mothers are
makes it different from the baby diers is postpartum physical ashamed or they don’t know where to turn.
blues, she said. Women who have already had postpar- training, said Capt. Karen Brasfield, officer in charge, “Having a baby is a life-altering event,” Brasfield
tum depression and first-time mothers that have a strong pregnancy and postpartum PT, Mountain Post Wellness said.
history of depression are the highest at risk for it. Center. For those who feel they need help, Lancaster said
“The baby blues affects up to 70 percent of all Most of the females returning to postpartum PT they should call the Fort Carson Mental Health Clinic at
women giving birth,” she said, stating that the mood have passed the stage where they have postpartum 526-7155. Appointments are running about one to two
fluctuations and sad mood are more transient and does- depression, Brasfield said. But, when they return, she weeks out. Other options are walk-in appointments or
n’t impede the women from functioning on a daily basis. said she is there for them to talk to if needed, and she during after hours, the emergency room. All patients
Postpartum depression can be treated through med- even shares some of her experiences as a mother with seen in the clinic have confidentiality during their
ication, Lancaster said, but stressed “you have to think them. appointments.
14 May 16, 2003 Community
On-post housing availability — p.m. at the Carson Car Care Center,
Any family waiting for junior enlisted building 1515, corner of Chiles and
on-post housing needs to come into the Prussman Streets.
housing office in building 7301 This is a free clinic to help spouses
Woodfill Road, room 104, and immedi- of deployed soldiers. Call Debbie Jensen
ately verify their status on the waiting or Dan Fadler at 576-6570 for more
Meetings, briefings and list, as well as update their contact infor- information.
mation. The housing office has several The Fort Carson Commissary will
surveys homes becoming available in the very be closed Memorial Day, and will
Annual Housing Survey — In near future. Due to deployments and resume normal hours May 27.
order to determine how well the Army is soldiers changing unit locations, we are Vehicle Loading ramps — From
meeting the needs of the residents of on- having difficulties reaching those sol- June 2 through July 18 the Directorate
post housing, an Armywide survey will diers and/or their spouses. Hours of of Lagistics’ Vehicle Storage yard load-
be distributed to all on-post housing res- operation are Mondays through ing ramps, building 8020, can not be
idents by the first week of May. Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. used for loading or unloading of vehi-
The results of the survey will allow to 4 p.m.; Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 cles due to contruction. The loading
the Army, and its current and future p.m. For more information or questions, ramps are being upgraded at that time.
commercial partners, to make better call 526-2323. Units that need loading or unloading of
decisions on how limited housing dol- Motion for Moms — Finally a pro- trucks will need to use one of the two
lars are spent so as to provide the ser- gram just for you, pregnant and post- docks located on Minick Ave. (behind
vices and the facilities that are important partum moms. The program will be unit motorpools) For more information,
to the on-post housing residents. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 10 call Allen Jackson, DOL engineering
Occupants are requested to com- a.m. at Garcia Physical Fitness Center. technician, 526-2896, or Roy
plete the questionnaires and then mail To register, call 526-7030. Hakenberg, 526-6042.
them in the enclosed postage paid enve- Annual leave donations — Judy
lope. A high return rate is essential to Cole, DPTM, is in need of annual leave Hiring Opportunities
ensure the accuracy of the information, donations because of a serious medical The Directorate of Contracting, in
and all residents are being asked to condition which has exhausted her leave partnership with the U.S. Office of
complete the questionnaire. days. Call Kay Poland at 524-2005 for Personnel Management and the Civilain
Survey questions focus on residents’ more information. Personnel Advisory Center announces a
satisfaction with both housing and ACAP job openings — Army unique opportunity for business gradu- Lorene.Thomas@Carson.Army.Mil.
maintenance management services, as Career and Alumni Program currently ates in the Fort Carson area. The DOC is
well as with the physical features of the has the following jobs listings for inter- hiring a number of candidates with Water restrictions
housing, amenities, and community ested personnel. For more information bachelor’s degrees in business-related Fort Carson is currently at Stage
facilities. For more information, call about the jobs, call 526-1002. fields for Contract Specialist and II — Level B watering restrictions
Ken Gresko at 526-7573. What: System administrator in Industrial Property Management until further notice due to ongoing
Colorado Springs Who: Applicants Specialist positions through the new drought conditions. The Mountaineer
Miscellaneous secret security clearance and Microsoft Federal Career Intern Program. will publish detailed, updated watering
Asian Pacific Heritage Month Candidates will be screened, interviewed guidance for Fort Carson when released.
Windows NT experience
Celebration — Come celebrate the and potentially hired at the upcoming For more information on current water
What: Security engineer in
Asian Pacific Heritage Month at the “Open House” hiring event. restriction or Stage II — Level B water-
Albuquerque, N.M. Who: Applicants
Elkhorn Conference Center May 30 Federal Contract Hiring Event will ing guidance, visit the Directorate of
need high school diploma,
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a be Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Environmental Compliance and
variety of dances to be performed the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. These Management web site at
including Hawaiian, Samoan, Filipino, full-time federal civilian postiions begin www.carson.army.mil/Decam/Homepag
What: College instructor in
Micronesia/Guam and belly dancing. at GS-5 or GS-7 levels, with promotion- e.html or log on to the Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs Who: applicants need
There will also be food and displays al and development opportunities in the Utilities web site at www.csu.org.
at least a master’s degree. Full- and part-
available. future. Civilian positions offer a com-
time positions available
Grass mowing —Due to budget prehensive benefits package, paid holi- Claims against the
What: Building mechanic in
constraints, grass mowing this season by
the Directorate of Public Works,
Tallahassee, Fla. Who: Applicants need days, family-friendly work policies, and estate of:
a high school diploma and logistics the sense of satisfaction and purpose Sgt. 1st Class Deborah L.
BASOPS contractor, LB&B, will be that comes from public service.
experience Johnsen: With deepest regrets to the
greatly reduced. The following areas Interested candidates should bring
Fountain-Fort Carson Summer family of Sgt. 1st Class Deborah L.
will be the only areas mowed by LB&B: the following to the hiring event:
Learning Institute — Fountain-Fort Johnsen, deceased. Anyone having
Nelson Boulevard from Gate 1 to Chiles resume, copies of college transcripts
Carson School District is once again claims against or indebtedness to the
Avenue; Manhart Field; Headquarters showing business-related degree and
offering a summer school for kinder- estate should contact Capt. Chad M.
building 1430 and Pershing Field. Other documentation of veteran status, if
garten through 11th graders. The ele- Callahan, Headquarters and
building occupants will be required to applicable.
mentary program will be offered at Headquarters Detachment, 759th
mow their own grass up to and includ- For contracting positions: Bachelor’s
Aragon and Mountainside Elementary Military Police Battalion, 526-5106.
ing 50 feet around their building. For degree with at least 24 semester hours in
Schools and the middle school program Staff Sgt. Efrem L. Williamson:
additional information, contact Don any combination of the following fields:
will be held at Fountain-Fort Carson With deepest regret to the family of
Fuhrman at 526-2215. accounting, business, finance, law, con-
High School June 9 to 17 from 8 a.m. to Staff Sgt. Efrem L. Williamson,
The U.S. Air Force Academy has a tracts, purchasing, economics, industrial
noon. The high school program will be deceased. Anyone having claims against
draft Environmental Assessment avail- management, marketing, quantitative
held June 9 to July 18 from 8 a.m. to or indebtedness to his estate would con-
able for public review. This assessment methods, or organization and manage-
noon. tact 1st Lt. Christina R. Pagano at 526-
concerns a multi-year replacement ment.
A variety of challenging and stimu- 1585 or 526-1591.
and/or upgrade of military family hous- For property management positions:
lating classes are being offered to Chief Warrant Officer Brian K.
ing residences on the academy. No Bachelor’s degree in business adminis-
engage your child in the learning Van Dusen: With deepest regret to the
issues are known to preclude a Finding tration, accounting, law, marketing, sta-
process. Whether your child needs family of Chief Warrant Officer Brian
of No Significant Impact, and a draft tistics, production management, or
review, enrichment or course credit, our K. Van Dusen, deceased. Anyone having
FONSI is included with the industrial management; or one year of
programs will provide for your child’s claims against or indebtedness to his
Environmental Assessment. experience with management, control,
needs. To enroll, stop by one of our ele- estate would contact Capt. Jae Pyon at
Interested persons may review or utilization, or disposition of personal or
mentary schools for the elementary reg- 524-3529.
comment on the draft and FONSI by industrial property; or three years of
istration packet, a middle school or high Cpl. Richard Paul Carl: With
calling 333-3224, or review documents general business and/or industrial expe-
school for the secondary registration deepest regret to the family of Cpl.
at the Academy Community Center rience that demonstrated the ability to
packet, or the administration building Richard Paul Carl, deceased. Anyone
Library. deal satisfactorily with others.
for either packet. Plan for your children having claims against or indebtedness to
The Regional Training Support OPM representatives will assist con-
to attend this highly successful program his estate would contact 2nd Lt. Adam
Center, building 1230, will be closed didates in completing an online occupa-
this summer. Grow at 524-3529.
Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tional questionnaire, and possibly set
Car care clinic — Fort Carson Car Chief Warrant Officer Hans N.
because of a scheduled upgrade of the them up for on-site interviews. Hiring
Care Center will be conducting a Car Gukeisen: With deepest regret to the
electrical system. Areas closed will decisions will be made shortly after the
Care Clinic on basics of maintenance family of Chief Warrant Officer Hans N.
include: RTSC Photography Studio, event.
upkeep, i.e.: Topics include: How to Gukeisen, deceased. Anyone having
Graphics, Training Aids Devices, Qualified and interested candidates
check oil, tire pressure, other fluids, and claims against or indebtedness to his
Simulator and Simulations Warehouse are encouraged to participate. For more
changing bulbs estate would contact 1st Lt Daniel R.
and MILES. For emergencies, call 526- information, call 526-8318 or e-mail
Clinics will be held Saturday at 2 Thompson at 382-8858 or 526-1954.
Community May 16, 2003 15
National Prayer Breakfast — The National Chapel Schedule
Prayer Breakfast is Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the ROMAN CATHOLIC
Elkhorn Conference Center. The National Prayer Day Time Service Chapel Location Contact Person
Breakfast began under the Eisenhower administra- M-W-F noon Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Gagliardo/526-5769
tion and is observed annually at the White House, Tues., Wed., Thurs. noon Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stahl/526-5769
Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stahl/526-5769
in many communities, and on most military instal- Sunday 8 a.m. Mass Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Chap. Stahl/526-5769
lations around the world. It is a time to stress our Sunday 9:30 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stahl/526-5769
unity under God, as Americans and believers, and Sunday 10:45 a.m. CCD Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Jim Sciegel/526-5744
to pray for the spiritual health, blessing and protec- Sunday 11 a.m. Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Gagliardo/526-7386
Sunday 12:15 p.m. Mass Provider Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Stahl/526-5769
tion of our nation.
Guest speaker this year is retired Col. Harold EASTERN ORTHODOX
Sunday 8 a.m. Divine Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Olson/526-5772
Johnson, United States Air Force, who spent six Liturgy
years in the Hanoi Hilton as a prisoner of war. He
was held prisoner of war until his release March 4, Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Healer Evans Army Hospital Chap. Simmons/526-7387
1973, spending a total of 2,135 days in captivity. Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Provider Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Drake/526-4206
Harmony In Motion, Hannah Lee and the Sunday 9:30 a.m. Protestant Veterans’ Magrath & Titus Chap. Atkins/524-1822
“Prayer for the Nation” given by Chap. (Lt. Col.) Sunday 11 a.m. Protestant Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Kincaid/526-8011
Sunday 11 a.m. Prot./Gospel Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Chap. Pair/526-2811
Steve Moon, 7th Infantry Division chaplain, will Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sun. School Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Dr. Scheck/526-5626
also be at the event. Breakfast is provided by the Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sun. School Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Chap. Pair/526-2811
Elkhorn Conference Center. Sunday 6:30 p.m. PYOC Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Ms. Scheck/524-1166
Tickets are limited this year, so get yours early. LITURGICAL PROTESTANT
Tickets are available from all command sergeant Sunday 10:45 a.m. Protestant Provider Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Bauer/526-5279
majors and chaplains, a $5 donation is suggested. JEWISH
For more information, contact the Command For information and a schedule of Jewish Sabbath services, call the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel at 333-2636.
Chaplain’s Office, 526-5279. WICCA
SCUBA is coming — a “Super Cool Undersea 2nd and 6:30 p.m. Spiritual Barkeley & Ellis Ms. Costantino-Mead/
Bible Adventure” will be the 2003 Vacation Bible 4th Tuesday Fitness Center (303) 428-7703
School from 9 a.m. to noon, at Soldiers’ Memorial
For additional information, contact the Installation Chaplain’s Office, building 1550, at 526-5209. Normally, free child-care
Chapel June 16 to 20. Children age 4 through 6th is available during on-post worship services.
grade may attend. Registration is ongoing at
Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel, but space is limited. The Army Cycle Of Prayer — Each week the Office of the Army Chief of Chaplains will
Daily Bible readings: In order to assist in highlight Army units, the Army at large, the nation and religious organizations to focus
For information, call Pat Treacy, 526-5744. regular scripture reading, the following prayer. You are invited to join with the chaplain community and pray for these individuals
Vacation Bible School crew leader recruit- scriptures are recommended. These scriptures and organizations.
ment — How about being a part of SCUBA our are part of the common daily lectionary which Please pray this week for the following:
“Super Cool Undersea Bible Adventure” Team at is designed to present the entire Bible over a Unit: For the soldiers, families and leaders of the 10th Infantry Division, (Light)
Mountain, headquartered at Fort Drum, N.Y.
Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. We are looking for three-year cycle. Army: For all Army wives, past and present, whose quiet sacrifices to the nation may
high school youth and adults to lead the way as Friday — Psalms 128 & 1 Peter 3-5 never be noticed, but whose service in the cause of freedom is immeasurable.
SCUBA crew leaders. Crew leaders are in the cen- Saturday — Psalms 129 & 2 Peter State: For all soldiers and families from the state of New York. Pray also for Gov.
ter of the fun. Each SCUBA crew leader has a Sunday — Psalms 130 & 1 John 1-3 Geroge E. Pataki, the state legislators and municipal officials of the Empire State.
Nation: For the thousands of mayors of villages, towns and cities in our land, that God
crew of five elementary or preschool children to Monday — Psalms 131 & 1 John 4-5
would strengthen them to lead their communities.
mentor, have fun with and lead by example. Call Tuesday — Psalms 132 & 2 John, 3 John, Religious: For all Army mothers on Mother’s Day (Sunday) and for our great Army,
Pat Treacy at 526-5744 to volunteer. Jude Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps on Armed Forces Day.
Wednesday — Psalms 133 & John 1-2 For more information on the Army Cycle of Prayer, or to pray for items from previous
Thursday — Psalms 134 & John 3-4 weeks, visit the cycle's Web site at www.usarmychaplain.com.
16 May 16, 2003 Community
Rebuilding through faith ...
Bible best guide for family, life problems
Commentary by family. If you are like me, the last thing I read is the
Chap. (Maj.) Allen Stahl instruction booklet that comes with the things I buy.
Youth of the chapel — Activities for
Garrison chaplain Why bother? Anyone can figure this out. Yet, when
Protestant and Catholic Middle School and High
Recently tornadoes in the Midwest destroyed we are frustrated and at our wit’s end, we finally take
School Youth take place Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at
many homes, buildings and lives. Many people who that booklet to heart. We realize reading it first would
Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Protestant High
have lived through the devastations of floods, winds have made the job much easier and better.
School activities include Bible studies Sundays at
or earthquakes hesitate to rebuild in the same spot Jesus reminded his disciples to build a good
9:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Soldiers’
lest it happen again. foundation; built upon rock, not sand. How often we Memorial Chapel. Catholic youth classes meet at
Others, however, build again with courage and hear about multi-million dollar homes in California 10:45 a.m. Sundays at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel.
conviction, determined to keep their slipping down into the ocean after a tor- SCUBA is coming — a “Super Cool
home. They know they have to build rential rain. Without a firm foundation, Undersea Bible Adventure” will be the 2003
in the necessary precautions and we build in vain. Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon, at
engineer a better house — but their Building a firm foundation for one’s Soldier’s Memorial Chapel June 16 to 20. Children
love for their home is that vital force life is one of the reasons why people go age 4 through 6th grade may attend. Registration
that keeps them building on the same to worship services. They are trying to is ongoing, but space is limited. For information,
spot again and again. find ways of building a better life from call Pat Treacy, 526-5744.
Many hesitate to rebuild a mar- the bottom up. What better way can be Vacation Bible School crew leader recruit-
riage or a faltering family, but it too found than from the master builder him- ment — How about being a part of SCUB our
can frequently be done — provided the vital force is self? One should leave the service thinking, “There’s “Super Cool Undersea Bible Adventure” Team at
a Godly faith that works by love is present. So there something I didn’t know before. This will strengthen Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. We are looking for
is always hope for a better life, a better marriage, a my marriage, my relationship with others and even high school youth and adults to lead the way as
better family life. Yet, we need the wisdom to know my family life.” We are left with the question. SCUBA crew leaders. Crew leaders are in the cen-
what to keep, what to add and what to let go. The foundations of most buildings are unseen ter of fun. Each SCUBA crew leader has a crew of
Gradually, people learn this through God and through and hidden from view. But, the foundations of our five elementary or preschool children to mentor,
those around them who know the way. life, our marriage and our family can easily be seen have fun with and lead by exampl. Call Pat Treacy
The Bible is the best instruction book on how to by us and others. Maybe now is a good time to check at 526-5744 to volunteer.
build the best life, the best marriage and the best those foundations.
Community May 16, 2003 17
Boaters should always wear life
Water safety: jackets, stay sober in the boat
by David Hartzell to wear it. Even with a life jacket, boaters can quickly 5. Drowning was the cause of 75 percent of the
Fort Carson Safety Office succumb to hypothermia, a condition in which the fatalities.
Just prior to Memorial Day weekend, is National body fails to maintain its normal temperature, result- 6. Capsizing and falls caused 60 percent of the
Safe Boating Week, Saturday to May 23. ing in loss of mental or physical ability. To increase deaths overboard.
The National Safe Boating Council, the National your odds of survival in cold water, make sure you 7. Collision with another vessel was the most
Association of Safe Boating Law Administrators and wear the right life jacket for the activity, location and commonly reported accident.
the U.S. Coast Guard are sponsoring the event. The water temperature. Try to get out of the water by There are many ways to gain information on
week will focus on life-jacket wear to increase aware- climbing onto the boat or other floating object, Boating Safety and National Safe Boating Week.
ness among recreational boaters. It’s because cold water depletes body heat Contact any one of the campaign partners, the U.S.
A few facts about boat-
not enough to have the life vest on much faster than air. It is very common Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety at www.uscg-
ing fatalities in 2001:
board — boaters must wear them to for water in Colorado to be cold into boating.org, the U.S. Coast Guard Info Line at (800)
• 34 percent of all boating
save lives. the summer months. 368-5647, the National Safe Boating Council at
fatalities involved some
According to the latest Coast The five top tips for boating safety www.safeboatingcouncil.org, the National
Guard statistics from 2001, nearly are simple and can dramatically reduce Association of State Boating Law Administrators at
• Highest numbers of
80 percent of those who died in your chances of being hurt or killed in a www.nasbla.org or the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at
deaths were among
boating accidents were not wearing boating accident: www.cgaux.org. The Fort Carson Safety Office also
boaters ages 40 to 49.
life jackets, even though there were 1. Wear your life jacket. has brochures and information on boating safety.
• Drowning was the cause
life jackets on board. Colorado 2. Stay sober in your boat. In the local Colorado Springs area you can con-
in 75 percent of the fatal-
recorded 10 boating related deaths 3. Take a safe boating course. tact Dave Story at 391-2181 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
in 2001. Two-thirds of the reported 4. Get your boat checked. for free Vessel Safety Checks. Vessel inspections can
fatalities involved capsizing and 5. Be aware of carbon monoxide. be scheduled now from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
falls overboard, making drowning the number one Here are a few more facts about boating fatalities through Aug. 24. These checks can be done at your
cause of boating fatalities. Wearing a life jacket while in 2001: home. If your boat meets the requirements, you will
boating is the best way to avoid these very pre- 1. 34 percent of all boating fatalities involved be issued a Vessel Safety Check decal. Please ensure
ventable deaths. some alcohol. you have the proper equipment aboard your boat
How can you select the right life jacket? The 2. Highest numbers of deaths were among prior to the inspection. Also, Story can provide you
NSBC has booklets, developed by the Personal boaters ages 40 to 49. information on Boating Safety Classes.
Flotation Device Manufacturer Association, on every- 3. About 80 percent of all boating fatalities The annual campaign heightens boater awareness
thing you need to know about life jacket selection. occurred in which the operator had not completed a just prior to Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the
Pick one you feel comfortable in and will wear. You boating safety course. boating season. By being safer and smarter on the
can find new life jackets that are lighter, more flexi- 4. Worst months for fatalities: May, June and water, we allow law enforcement officials to concenr-
ble and more comfortable, making it easier than ever July. tate on other duties.
18 May 16, 2003 Community
Time to turn off the heat ...
Schedule for cooling changeover
by Peggy Martinez 2700. June 16 to 23 — All warehouse and storage
Directorate of Public Works June 2 to 9 — All warehouse and storage facilities throughout the industrial area of the
It’s that time of year again when everyone facilities throughout the industrial installation and all buildings locat-
starts thinking about summer and the inevitable area of the installation and all build- ed in the following blocks: 200,
heating season to cooling season transition. ings located in the following blocks: 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 900, 2600,
Thursday, LB&B Associates Inc. began the 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 900, 2800, 2900, 3000, 3100, 3200,
seasonal transition from heating to cooling. As 2600, 2800, 2900, 3000, 3100, 3200, 6000, 6100, 8000, 9000, 9600 and
always the transition will be done by type of facil- 6000, 6100, 8000, 9000, 9600 and all all areas outside the main canton-
ity to minimize discomfort for the residents and areas outside the main cantonment. ment.
users of all of our facilities. Following is a sched- Requests for repair work for
ule for the transition. Cooling turn on heating and cooling systems may be
Thursday to May 23 — Childcare called in to the Work Order Desk at
Heating turn off and community service facilities 526-5345 at any time. We do ask
Thursday to May 23 — Child-care and com- regardless of the block in which they however, that all occupants use
munity service facilities regardless of the block in are located. their good judgment in requesting
which they are located. June 2 to 13 — All residential repair work for a cooling system
May 27 to 30 — All residential facilities and facilities and buildings located in the that has not been turned on yet.
all buildings located in the following blocks: 800, following blocks: 800, 1000, 1100, Questions concerning this schedule should be
1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1800, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1800, 1900, 2000, directed to the DPW Contract Officer
1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300, 2400, 2500 and 2100, 2200, 2300, 2400, 2500 and 2700. Represenative, Vince Guthrie at 526-9262.
20 May 16, 2003 FEATURE FEATURE May 16, 2003 21
by Spc. Jon Wiley living space to himself that he can lock, with lower begun on Gates 2 and 3 and is scheduled to start on
Mountaineer Staff enlisted sharing a shower, bath and kitchenette,” Gate 4 Monday.
A new barracks complex, a dining facility that Whitcraft said. “Eventually, each gate will have an electronic
will be one of the biggest in the Army, a centralized Additionally, a new barracks complex for card reading device that will be able to scan
troop medical clinic with state-of-the-art equipment, Carson’s Medical Company soldiers near Evans (Department of Defense) identification cards to
an 8-foot high security fence around the post’s main Army Community Hospital is scheduled to be com- allow access,” Whitcraft said.
area and a $30 million digital multipurpose range pleted by 2006, which will also meet the Army’s one Besides security, new construction projects are
complex – that’s just a few of the major construction plus one standard, Whitcraft said. also planned to take full advantage of the post’s
projects either in progress or in development by Fort Construction is also under way to make going to training areas.
Carson’s Directorate of Public Works to improve the sick call easier. A former dining facility in building “When you include Piñon Canyon, Fort Carson
security, training and quality of life at the Mountain 1042 is being renovated to accommodate a consoli- has the second largest training area in the Army,”
Post. dated troop medical clinic. The $3 million project Whitcraft said.
Over the next five years, DPW has more than will create a centralized location which can service Carson plans to attract more active duty,
$237 million worth of improvements planned for the most soldiers on Carson, Whitcraft said. Reserve and Guard components to utilize these
installation, according to its latest monthly project Soldiers are getting a new place to eat as well. areas by updating existing ranges and constructing
review. The ground has already been broken for one of the new ones.
Edward Whitcraft, acting director, DPW, said biggest dining facilities in the Army, which will Over the next few years, construction of a multi-
the overall purpose of the new construction is to stand adjacent to the post headquarters on Specker purpose machine gun range, a shoothouse, a battle
ensure Fort Carson “has first-class housing, training Avenue and service the 43rd Area Support Group, simulation center and a digital multipurpose range
and recreation facilities to draw soldiers here and Photos by Spc. Jon Wiley
Whitcraft said. complex are planned, according to the DPW’s pro-
encourage them to want to stay in the Army.” Brian Millikan solders pipes for the water lines for the new one-plus-one standard barracks complex being built for the 3rd Brigade Combat
Plans to improve the post’s security are also in ject review.
Team alongside Nelson Boulevard.
Currently, single soldiers of the 3rd Brigade the works. “The ranges that are slated to be built and mod-
Combat Team are staying in barracks that were built “Later this year, we’re going to put up a seven- ernized are going to ring us into the 21st century,”
in the early 1960s, but a new complex is being con- foot chain link fence with a foot of barbed wire on Whitcraft said.
structed for them at the corner of Nelson Boulevard top of it around the post’s cantonment area,” Based on DPW’s current and projected con-
and Barkeley Avenue. The project is 60 percent Whitcraft said. struction projects, the future of the Mountain Post is
complete and is projected to be finished next year. The security fence will tie in with the post’s new clear – more training, tighter security and a higher
“The new barracks will meet the Army’s one gates, which have a multilane toll booth design. quality of life for the soldiers. In short, Fort Carson
plus one standard. That’s where every soldier has a Gate 1 is 90 percent complete, and construction has will be a better place to work and live.
Guy Norris digs a trench for electrical power lines for the new barracks complex.
Site of the future 3rd Brigade Combat Team barracks complex –the project is 60 percent complete and is scheduled to be Carlos Caballero uses a tamper machine to pack
finished sometime late next year. the dirt for the foundation of a building in the new
Community May 16, 2002
Making a difference in our community
Courtesy Gwen Ragle Army to find innovative ways to entertainment and fun for children and Phipps, Jane
Installation Volunteer Coordinator improve the quality of life for everyone adults. Child and Youth Services will Roy, Connie
Fort Carson is blessed with many at Fort Carson. The volunteers of these provide children’s games and activities. Russell, Heidi
outstanding volunteers who serve in organizations give countless hours Installation awards for outstanding vol- Schnitker, Lory ann
various organizations — all focused on every year to projects such as: SHARE unteers will be presented by Maj. Gen.
Officer Wives’ Charitable Organization
making Fort Carson a better place for Colorado and St. Nick’s Tea. Robert Wilson, commanding general, Aaron, Liz
those who work and live here. Volunteers from these organizations are 7th Infantry Division and Fort Carson. Andrews, Karen
Weekly articles have featured the also serving the community daily by We hope to see you at Ironhorse Park Andrews, Sarah
various organizations that serve our brightening our lives through music, (inclement weather — the Special Behringer, Karen
community. We have also listed the assisting soldiers and families in need Events Center) to recognize Fort Campbell, Diane
names of the volunteers of each of the of emergency food support, and provid- Carson volunteers. Chambers, Alma
Cleveland, Mary Ann
organizations who ing assistance and There are opportunities for every- DiSalvo, Leigh
registered with the information to those one to volunteer at Fort Carson. Join Finney, Jean
installation during who need our moral the Mountain Post Volunteer Team and Forman, Sonya
2002. This article support services. make a difference in your life and the Gomez, Beth
features the dedica- Volunteers of the Thrift lives of others. Call the Installation Green, Susan
tion of volunteers of Shop dedicate their Volunteer Coordinator at 526-4590 for Harper, Karen
the Officers’ Wives time and skills to pro- more information. Harriman, Marilyn
Club Charitable viding an opportunity Ivy, Alice
Enlisted Spouses’ Charitable Organization Knowlton, Corey
Organization, the for soldiers and family Alexander, Kim Kranc, Molly
Enlisted Spouses members to stretch their Beach, Alicia Jablonski, Karen
Burton, Erica Lamey, Kimberly
Charitable dollars and obtain qual- Crowe, Hayden Langford, Marie
Organization, the ity merchandise. A Crowe, Hoden Maccagnan, Debbie
Thrift Shop, Harmony in Motion, the smile and a thank you is all volunteers Galvez, April
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, the need to make their efforts worthwhile. Hende, Heidi Perna, Susan
Better Opportunities for Single Fort Carson will honor the volun- Johnson, Kristi Piscal, Theresa
Keller, Brenda Powell, Angie
Soldiers and the Directorate of teers of these organizations and other Little, CiGi Powell, Effie
Community Activities. installation volunteer agencies at a McWilliams, Georgia Reynolds, Karen
These organizations and their vol- community picnic at Ironhorse Park Miltko, Kelly Rideout, Karen
Payne, Andrea Rudesheim, Peggy
unteers, as do all of our volunteers, May 31 from noon to 3 p.m. Please Payne, Dennis Scott, Sonia
strive to share their knowledge, skills, join the Fort Carson Morale Support Payne, Keegan Stevens, Renee
and love of the community and the Program and the community for food, Payne, Michael See Volunteers, Page 24
May 16, 2003 Community
Volunteers Hughes, Keith
Baker, Charles, Staff Sgt.
Prowell, Alden, Sgt. 1st Class
Rayborn, Melissa, Sgt. 1st
From Page 23 Jackson, Eddie Smith, Duane Luken, Joyce Baxter, Thomas, Sgt. 1st Class Class
Kelley, Mike Stall, Cheryl Maccagnan, Debbie Becker, Donald, Sgt, Maj. Reagan, Gary, Staff Sgt.
Kilthron, Brandon Stanley, Ann Marino, Trudy Bishop, Eric, Staff Sgt. Rich, Steven, SGM
Swinford, Pam Lane, Jim Steanthrealt, Diana Ohilie, Davy Blevins, Stephen, Sgt. Ricks, Thomas, Sgt. 1st Class
Teeples, Susan Lane, Pat Sterner, Diana Palmer, Barbara Burton, Tavares, Sgt. 1st Class Robinson, Glen, 1st Sgt.
Torza, Anne Lane, Ray Strabla, Raleigh Pietrosanti, Pat Cheesebrew, Gary, CSM Rodriguez, Sgt. 1st Class
Trombitas, Kellie Leake, Frances Thomas, Mihalko Picinich, Karen Cline, Steve, Staff Sgt. Rodriguez, Jose, Sgt.
Tudor, Nichole Levy, Daniel Topp, Peter Prescott, Paula Collier, John, Sgt. 1st Class Rolfe, 1st Sgt.
Welch, Julie Lopez, Daniel Topp, Regina Richards, Nancy Collins, Jimmy, 1st Sgt. Saint Germ, Christopher, Sgt.
Wilson, Lynn Luckens, Joseph Trombitas, Kellie Rowe, Kenny Conners, Art, Sgt. 1st Class Shaffer, James, Sgt.
Zigler, Dee Dee Mack, Ein Trombitas, Simeon Schaefer, Sharon Coppi, Matildo, Sgt. Smith, Brian, Staff Sgt.
Mancayo, Candice Trotter, Walter Schneikelen, Cathy 1st Class Smith, Chunka, Sgt. 1st Class
Mancayo, Deb Tuttle, Thomas T. Spriggs, Kelly Daily, Daniel, 1st Class Smith, Duane, Sgt. 1st Class
Mancayo, John Vande Kamp, Cari Warren, John Dean, Daryl, Sgt. 1st Class Sterling, William, Staff Sgt.
Mancayo, Kayla Villanueva, Gregorio Wheatley, Ann Delarouge, Robert, Staff Sgt. Stewart, Patrick, Sgt. 1st Class
Marin, Michael Walker, Patricia Winget, Helga Douglas, Paul, Sgt. 1st Class Strabala, Raleigh, Sgt.
McCoy, Kimberly Walton, Dellana Winget, January Drakeford, Dexter, Tillman, Yvonne, Staff Sgt.
McLoughlin, Robert Watkins, Charlie Sgt. 1st Class Tubbs, Jason, Staff Sgt.
Arneson, Mary Noncommissioned Officers
McMichael, Norma Weeber, Jessica Espinosa, Cruz, Sgt. 1st Class Tuttle, Thomas, Sgt. 1st
Arneson, Shari Association
Mcriure, Anthony Williams, Damian Etzel, Chad, Staff Sgt. Class
Bledsoe, Corey Capps, Stephen
Medina, Miquel Yates, Barry Fenner, Richard, Sgt. 1st Class Tully, Shawn, Sgt. 1st Class
Brooks, Jason Carnahan, Diane
Moore, David Yates, Emmanuel Fieler, John, Staff Sgt. Vande Kamp, Cari, Staff Sgt.
Classen, Joshua Carnahan, Scott
Mosher, Kelly Yates, Joshua Foster, Charles, Sgt. 1st Class Walker, Felton, Sgt. 1st Class
Cline, Steve Cupp, Lonny
Motton, Tiana Young, Michael Gaines, Bryan, Sgt.
Collins, Jim Grant, Jim Better Opportunities
Munoz, Cheri Zapier, Jaime Grimmer, Kimberly, Staff Sgt.
Contart, Bradley Kelly, Connie for Single Soldiers
Munoz, Steve Hamm, Jonee, Staff Sgt.
Coppi, Matt Thrift shop Kelly, Gary Brekke, Chad
Nadal, Jessica Harris, Terry, Sgt. 1st Class
Craft, Kayla Alie, Mrs. Mallette, James Burajsici, Nicholas
Paige, Tyrone Howard, Sherry, Staff Sgt.
Cruz, Julie Arbelle, Claudie Peneranda, Ramiro Burgwald, Michael
Patterson, Ron Hunt, Charles, Staff Sgt.
Cuneo, Kerry Archart, Art Ragle, Gerry Caylor, Chad
Paterson, Rochelle Irizarry, Dennis, Sgt. 1st Class
Danzler, Mary Archart, Lisa Ragle, Gwendolyn Craig, Joshua
Payne, Andrea Joseph, Luckens, Sgt. 1st
Davis, Amanda Ario, Chris Ranck, Dave Cruz, Ilda
Payne, Dennis Class
Dawson, Robin Aubin, Carson Schumacher, Curt Dills, Michael
Payne, Michael Kaihlanen, Jesse, Staff Sgt.
DelaRosa, Lisa Bellon, Beth Fuller, Latrice
Payne, Mike Harmony in Motion Kucic, David, Sgt. 1st Class
Drakeford, Angela Bond, Gisela Haugen, Ryan
Penwell, Christopher Baldwin, Janine, Spc. Lane, Kendall, Staff Sgt.
Drakeford, Dexter Bones, Irene Hines, Kara
Penwell, Doreen Cartwright, Rebekah, Spc. Love, Cunny, Sgt. 1st Class
Dillion, Kellie Bronson, Kay Jiler, Mendy
Potter, Chris Claybrooks, Travis, Spc. Love, Jennifer, Sgt. 1st Class
Espinoza, Rafael Burges, Petra McKenzie, Tamika
Powell, Effie Henry, Tanya, Spc. Mcloughlin, Robert, Sgt. 1st
Farrand, Nicholas Carlton, Mary Newton, Angela
Opalenski, Nicholas Knight, Wanda, Staff Sgt. Class
Felton, Walker Coppock, Tammy Norris, Wade
Ragle, Gerry Rawlings, Gregory, Staff Sgt. Mecure, Anthony, Sgt.
Fenner, Richard Cumfer, Kathy * Penn, Patrice
Ragle, Gwendolyn Roberts, April, Sgt. Mihalko, Thomas, Sgt.
Flynn, Valarie Gonzalez, Alie Steel, Antonio
Rittenhouse, Angela Smith, Jeffrey, Spc. Mitchell, Shawn, Staff Sgt.
Gaines, Bryan Gonzalez, Elie Salinas,Adam
Rittenhouse, David Warren, Andre, Sgt. Molina, Sgt. 1st Class
Galvez, April Guerrero, Carmen Vargas, Daniel
Robinson, Glenn Woodell, Tonisha, Spc. Munoz, Steve, Sgt. 1st Class
Gonzalez, Luis Hall, Sherry Wigfall, Phillip
Rodriguez, Laura Paige, Tyrone, Sgt. 1st Class
Gapko, Mary Hanlen, Kate
Rolack, Antoinetta Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Patterson, R. G., 1st Sgt. Directorate of Community
Greenwalt, Terena Helmick, Diane
Rollins, Jasmine Abreu, Juan, Sgt. 1st Payne, Michael, Sgt. 1st Class Activities
Hawthorne, Annette Hohmam, Sandra
Rosa, Gary Class Pena, Hernando, Sgt. 1st Class Aaron, Patircia
Hawthorne, Morgan Housam, Frieda
Samuel, Doretta Anderson, Harry, Sgt. 1st Picinich, Michael, Warrent Cleveland, Mary Ann
Hohman, Brian Johnson, Debbie
Saint Germain, Christopher Class Officer 1 Levy, Dan
Hulbert, Michelle Johnson, Rosi
Saint Germain, Juliana Amderson, Lelory, Staff Sgt. Platt, Jon, Staff Sgt. Morton, Allen
Hudson, Rosalinda Langdon, Harriett
Schramm, Daniel Atchinson, James, Sgt. 1st Prestridge, Kanisha, Staff Sgt. Reed, Martha
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Sports & Leisure
Byers, Sieracki capture
national wrestling titles by Bill Scharton Two weeks ago, Byers was named
Mountaineer staff the 2002 Greco-Roman Wrestler of the
Fort Carson Army World Class Year by USA Wrestling.
Athlete Program Greco-Roman Sieracki was the defending Greco-
wrestlers Dremiel Byers and Keith Roman national champion at 74 kg/163
Sieracki captured individual weight lbs., and he successfully defended his
class championships Saturday at the weight class crown with a 6-1 decision
U.S. National Wrestling Championships over college freshman Kenneth Cook
in Las Vegas. from Ames, Iowa.
Byers was expected to meet 2000 It was a tough road to the title tilt
Olympic champion Rulon Gardner for for Sieracki. He had to pull off four
the Greco-Roman super heavyweight victories to make it to the finals.
title at the 2003 nationals. However, this Several other Fort Carson Army
did not materialize because Gardner WCAP wrestlers placed in the top eight
was defeated 4-2 in overtime by Air of their weight class at nationals.
Force WCAP wrestler Corey Farkas in Army female freestyler Tina
the semifinals. At the same time, Byers George lost the 55kg/121 lbs. champi-
was defeating Army teammate Paul onship match to Tela O’Donnell by the
Devlin 4-0 in the other semifinal match. count of 6-4. Army teammate Iris Smith
Therefore, it turned out to be an earned a bronze medal in the
Army versus Air Force clash for the 72kg/158.5 lbs. weight class with a 10-
2003 Greco-Roman super heavyweight 0 technical fall over Elena Mena.
national crown. In the title tilt, Byers In men’s freestyle competition,
kept his title of best super heavyweight Army’s Dominic Black (96kg/211.5
in the world intact with a 3-0 win over pounds) and Jason Kutz (60kg/132 lbs.)
Farkas. placed fourth and sixth respectively.
Byers used a lift and throw in the Devlin lost to Gardner in the
first period to score all of his points. It Greco-Roman super heavyweight third
turned out to be a lift he was not sure place match. The other top eight finish-
he could complete. ers for Army WCAP Greco-Roman
“It was slower than I thought it was wrestlers included: Anthony Gibbons,
going to be,” Byers said. “Farkas is big. fourth at 55kg/121 lbs.; Michael Santos,
He’s probably about 290 lbs right now. sixth at 55kg/121 lbs.; Glenn Nieradka,
Photo by Bill Scharton
“Winning these tournaments just second at 60kg/132 lbs.; Glenn
Fort Carson Army World Class Athlete Program Greco-Roman
confirms the things that people have Garrison, third at 66kg/145.5 lbs.;
wrestler Keith Sieracki, right, takes on an opponent earlier this year at
the Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament in Colorado Springs. Sieracki been telling me for years. They tell me I Oscar Wood, fourth at 66kilgrams/145.5
successfully defended his 74kilograms/163 pounds. individual weight have it in me to be an Olympic champi- lbs; and Jason Loukides, seventh at
class national championship Saturday and Sunday in Las Vegas. on. I am believing it too.” 96kg/211.5 lbs.
Lewis named Greco-Roman coach of year
by Bill Scharton Army Coaches, will continue to get assignments as
Mountaineer staff the head coach or assistant coach for the World
Army World Class Athlete Program Head Championships, World Cup or Olympics.”
Wrestling Coach Shon Lewis has been selected 2002 Lewis, an Oakland, Calif., native, joined the
Greco-Roman coach of the year by USA Wrestling. Army in 1990. As a soldier-athlete in the Army
Lewis served as the assistant coach of the 2002 WCAP, Lewis won six Armed Forces Greco-Roman
U.S. Greco-Roman World Team that placed fifth in wrestling titles and competed in the World Military
the World Championships in Moscow last fall. This Championships. He was the 1993 Army Athlete of
world team was led by Army WCAP super heavy- the Year.
weight Dremiel Byers who became the first military Lewis also competed on the 1993 and 1999 U.S.
wrestler to win a world championship. World Championships teams. He was a four-time
This year, USA Wrestling picked Lewis to be U.S. Nationals Greco-Roman champion (1993, 1994,
the head coach for the 2003 U.S. Greco-Roman 1996, 1998) and was a medalist in three U.S.
World Team. This marked the first time an Army Olympic Trials (1992, 1996, 2000).
coach was picked to be the head coach for a world “WCAP meant a lot to me as a soldier-athlete Photo by Bill Scharton
team. and now as a coach,” Lewis said. “Without WCAP, I Shon Lewis, All-Army Team and Army World
“It feels outstanding,” said Lewis about the wouldn’t still be participating in the sport of Class Athlete Program head wrestling coach,
selection as world team head coach. “I’m excited wrestling. WCAP has allowed me the opportunity to was named the 2002 Greco-Roman coach of
about this opportunity to lead this team. continue in my quest to improve as a coach. My the year by USA Wrestling. Lewis was picked
“This is the first, and hopefully not the last, mission right now is to put WCAP athletes on the by USA Wrestling to be the head coach for the
time,” said Lewis. He said he hopes he or other world and Olympic teams.” 2003 U.S. Greco-Roman World Team.
26 May 16, 2003 Sports & Leisure
Sprint to the finish
Carson Eagles’ track, field team prepare for season finale
by Bill Scharton
The Carson Middle School track and field team will wrap up its 2003 season
Saturday at the Fountain-Fort Carson High School Sports Complex. Fourteen mid-
dle school teams will compete for the league title in the season-ending event. Field
events begin at 8:30 a.m. and running events get under way at 9 a.m.
On May 8, the Eagles warmed up for the season finale by traveling to Manitou
Springs to compete in a four-way meet against middle schools from Cañon City,
Ellicott and Manitou Springs.
In this meet, the Eagles’ 7th-grade girls team and 8th-grade boys squad both
finished in second place against their equal grade counterparts. The Eagles’ 8th-
grade girls team and 7th-grade boys team both placed third in their equal grade
The Eagles had several individual event winners at the May 8 meet.
Eagles’ 8th-grade boys competitor Alexis Rodriguez earned a pair of first place
finishes in the 110-meter hurdles and the 400-meter dash. The other 8th-grade boys
highlights included: Josh Nichols, first place in high jump, third in long jump, sec-
ond in 800-meter run, and third in 1600-meter run; Emanuel Taylor, first in the
100-meter dash, second in shot put and discus; Dominque Figueroa, first in long
jump and third in 100-meter dash; LaJon Caldwell, third in 110-meter hurdles and
triple jump; Paul Conway, second in 1600-meter run; R.J. Espiritu, second in 200-
meter dash; Chris Shamlee, fourth in triple jump; Tim Deeren, third in high jump;
Shamlee, Espiritu, Allen Johnson, Michael Ventura, second in 800-meter relay;
Shamlee, Figueroa, Caldwell, Rodriguez, second in 400-meter relay. Photos by Bill Scharton
Eagles’ 8th-grade girls team sprinters Kiara Pittman (200-meter dash) and Carson Middle School 7th-grade girls high jump record holder Crystal
Zoria Brooks (400-meter dash) earned blue ribbons. Pittman also placed second in Grandberry is silhouetted against the blue sky and clouds during a
the 100-meter dash and Brooks finished second in the 200-meter dash. track and field meet May 8 in Manitou Springs. She set the school
The other top performances for the 8th-grade girls were: Ashley Broughton, record of 4-10 earlier this season and will be trying to clear the five-
foot barrier in the season finale Saturday.
See Track, Page 28
Sports & Leisure May 16, 2003 27
Next at bat ...
Tournaments to highlight Fort Carson
pre-seasonal intramural softball games
by Bill Scharton Palmisano. “We are starting to hit the ball and I
Mountaineer Staff think we will have a good season.”
Intramural softball teams at Fort Carson warmed Bryangt Rushing, coach of the tourney title win-
up for the regular season this week with pre-season ning 2nd Bn., 91st DTS club, was pleased with the
tournament play. team’s performance in the pre-season event. “We
Four separate tournaments were put together by scored 88 runs in four games and held the oppo-
Lamon Spencer, interim director of intramurals at nents to 13,” Rushing said. “Eight of these players
Fort Carson. The four tournaments were labeled also play on a competitive team in the Colorado
Mount Oxford, Mount Yale, Mount Belford and Springs Park and Recreation league. So we should
Mount Lincoln (field names at the Mountain Post have a very competitive club when intramurals
Sports Complex). start.”
According to Spencer, when regular season It took two games to decide the champion in the
league play gets under way Monday, four separate Mount Belford pre-season tourney. The team from
leagues will be in action and play will always be on 32nd Transportation Company came through the
the same field — Mount Oxford, Mount Belford, loser’s bracket and defeated winner’s bracket team
Mount Yale and Mount Lincoln (coed). 4th Finance Battalion 17-8 in the first game and this
In the Mount Oxford pre-season tournament, forced a second encounter to decide the title.
2nd Brigade, 91st Division Training Support steam- “We wanted to make them play two games,”
rolled opponents on the way to the championship. said 32nd TC catcher Timothy Wilson following the
2nd Bn., 91 DTS buried a reserve unit (2/361 first game victory. “We want to make them earn it.” by Bill Scharton
Battalion, 2-91st Division Training Support) from In the second contest, 4th Finance did earn the Amy Mullaney gets ready to record an out at
South Dakota 21-9 in the title tilt. title with a 14-7 win. Trailing 7-5 in the third for the 3rd Battalion, 361st Regiment
Shortstop Adam Palmisano was the slugging inning, 4th Finance scored nine unanswered runs in (Treehuggers) coed intramural softball team
star for 2nd, Bn, 91st DTS in the championship the final three innings to earn the crown. Tuesday during the championship game of
game. He belted a two-run homer and a grand slam The coed pre-season tournament was a six team the coed league pre-season tournament. The
to pace the offensive attack. affair and the squad from 3rd Battalion, 361st Treehuggers outslugged 5025th Military
“We are coming together as a team,” said Police Company 16-10 in the title tilt.
See Softball, Page 29
28 May 16, 2003 Sports & Leisure
Track Morris, fourth in the 200-meter dash; DeLoach,
Buckles, Arney, Richardson, first in the 800-meter
From Page 26
second in the 100-meter hurdles and fourth in the
triple jump; Candice McCollum, third in the triple
relay; DeLoach, Grandberry, Buckles, Richardson,
first in the 400-meter relay.
Eagles’head coach Rose Terrell and first-year
jump; Ashley Ricks, third in the 200-meter dash; assistants Justin Arnell and Mark Perkins have been Skate Night returns to
Pittman, Ricks, Brooks, Amanda Davis, first in the doing technique drills and polishing skills this week Special Events Center
400-meter relay; and Pittman, Ricks, McCollum, heading into the big finale Saturday. Starting Saturday, Skate Night will be moving
Brooks, first in the 800-meter relay. “This group is a well-disciplined team,” said back to the Special Events Center.
Three members of Carson’s 7th-grade boys team Terrell. “The best Carson group in years. If they stay Beginners skate from 3 to 5 p.m. From 5 to 9
picked up first place finishes. Terrance Hutchins focused, I expect them to do really well on Saturday.” p.m., skating is open to everyone.
placed first in the long jump (also second in the 100- There is a $1 admission fee and the skate rental
meter dash), Rodney Watson won the 110-meter hur- fee is also $1. A snack bar will also be available.
dles (also second in the long jump) and Jason Schatz
10 K Freedom Fun Run set for Saturday
finished first in the 200-meter dash. The other high-
A 10-kilometer Freedom Fun Run, co-sponsored
lights for the 7th-grade boys included:
by the Directorate of Community Activities and the
Jacob Salinas, fourth in the shot put; Dominque
Association of the United States Army, will take
Staples, fifth in the 400-meter dash; and Schatz,
place Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Special Events Center.
Hutchins, Watson, Jerry Ventura, second in the 400-
Registration for the race begins at 6 a.m.
The run is open to active duty military, family
Crystal Grandberry, Candice Buckles and Raven
members, Department of Defense civilians, retirees
Ray earned individual event blue ribbons for the
and civilians in the local community.
Eagles’ 7th-grade girls squad. Grandberry won the
There will be a free children’s fun run immedi-
high jump event and is undefeated in the event this
ately following the 10-kilometer run. Awards will be
season. She set a new school record of 4-10 in the
presented following the race.
event earlier this season and will be seeking to break
the five-foot barrier Saturday. Buckles won the 100- Lady Mountaineers start league play
meter dash and also placed second in the 200-meter The Lady Mountaineers competitive slowpitch
dash. Ray finished first in the shot put. softball team started play this week in the Colorado
Other top performances for the 7th-grade girls Springs Park and Recreation League.
included: Grandberry, second in the long jump; All of the Lady Mountaineers league games will
Krystina Richardson, third in the 100-meter hurdles be played Wednesdays on Field 4 at the Skyview
and fourth in the 100-meter dash; Jasmine King, third Photo by Bill Scharton Softball Complex.
in the long jump and 200-meter dash; Ashley Arney, Carson Middle School 7th-grader Rodney The next outing for the Lady Mountaineers will
fourth in the 400-meter dash; Demi DeLoach, fifth in Watson soars like an Eagle during the long be a double-header Wednesday at 8 and 9 p.m.
the 400-meter dash; Ajasta Blake, second in the 800- jump competition May 8. She finished second Contact player/coach Catherine Satow at 526-9373
meter dash; Kye Lewis, fifth in the 800-meter run; in the long jump and also captured a first for additional information.
Tamara Tillman, third in the shot put; Courtney place in the 110-meter hurdles.
Sports & Leisure May 16, 2003 29
Softball Four Army boxers earn
From Page 27
regional Golden Gloves
proved to be the class of titles
the field. The team is a
Four boxers from the Fort Carson Army World
combination of reserves
Class Athlete Program boxing team won regional
and active duty.
Golden Gloves titles in Denver
In the championship
game, the Treehuggers
Regional winners included
thumped 5025 Military
Torrence Daniels (119 pounds),
Police Company by the
Edward Joseph (152 pounds),
count of 16-10. Richard
Clarence Joseph (165 pounds)
Avila secured the win for
the Treehuggers with a and Deandrey Abron (178
late inning, three-run, pounds).
inside-the-park homer. Fort Carson Army World
The Mt. Yale final Class Athlete Program boxing
featured a lopsided 21-3 team members Aaron Bensigner (132 pounds), Keith
win by the 3rd Brigade, Mason (141 pounds) and Rondale Mason (152
360th Battalion Combat pounds) have already won regional Golden Gloves
Support team over the titles in other parts of the country. Army WCAP
squad from 5025 boxer Miguel Albares will go after a regional title
Ordinance. The 3/360 CS Saturday.
by Bill Scharton
club wrapped up the title First baseman Rodney Lamberson, a member of the 2nd Brigade, The regional winners will box at the National
in just four innings of 91st Division Training Support intramural softball team, gets ready Golden Gloves tournament May 26 to 31 in
play due to the mercy to catch a throw from a teammate as the opposition runner streaks Las Vegas.
rule. down the first base line.
aircraft museum honors
base, B-24, flight crews
Story and photos
by Nel Lampe
n aircraft museum in
Pueblo honors the Army
Air Corps B-24 aircraft used in
World War II. Pueblo Army Air Base
was the site for aircrew training in
the B-24 aircraft from 1942 through
Southern Colorado skies were
busy during the early 1940s as photo
reconnaissance pilots trained in P-38
aircraft at the Army Air Field east of
Colorado Springs. Other aircraft tak-
ing off from Peterson Army Air Field
included an AT-9, a C-45, B-25, B-17, A Zeppelin airship model and a Nazi flag are part of the German exhibit in the B-
B-24 and a Maytag Bomber. 24 Museum.
Pueblo Army Air Base flight Unfortunately, there is no B-24 dis-
crews trained in B-24s and B-17s. played at the B-24 Museum as the ask-
The Pueblo base, which is now the ing price for a B-24 aircraft is nearly
Pueblo Memorial Airport, was con- $2 million. There are a dozen B-24
structed in just over 90 days. aircraft still in existence.
The world’s only B-24 museum is Start your visit at the museum
also located on the former base, next building. Guided tours are available
door to the an outdoor collection of air- when volunteers are on duty, which is a
craft. much better option than the self-guided
The outdoor tour, even if you
aircraft collection had must wait for a guide. The volunteers
its beginnings in have more details and interesting sto-
1972, when a Douglas ries than can be learned by reading the
A-26 was put on display at the airport, placardsprovided.
followed by a Lockheed F-80 Shooting The museum building has a display
Star. The aircraft collection was started of original World War II posters and a
as a tribute to American airmanship by display of original photographs made at
Pueblo City manager Fred A. Dachau, the German World War II
Weisbrod. More aircraft were added to Concentration Camp.
the outdoor collection over the years. Exit the building and go the few
The B-24 museum had its begin- feet to the new hangar. While 1940s-
ning in 1986 when the Pueblo era music sets the mood, visitors can
Historical Aircraft Society became see the many displays available
involved in a 50th anniversary celebra- throughout the hangar.
tion of the B-24’s first flight. The his- The museum makes the story of the A new, large hangar allowed the B-24
torical society assembled large panels B-24 known through photographs, Museum to expand exhibits and bring
about the manufacture and military his- technical data, flight log books, memo- aircraft inside.
tory of the B-24. rabilia and model aircraft. The museum which was said to be a turning point in
The display was so well received at also has historical information about
the war. The B-24s came in at treetop
the reunion that the historical society Pueblo Army Air Base, including a level 100 miles deep into enemy terri-
decided to start a B-24 museum. The model of the base and some of the peo- tory, with 177 planes and 726
International B-24 Memorial Museum ple involved in its history and training, crewmembers.
was dedicated three years later. such as movie star Clark Gable, who Although the B-24 Museum is ded-
The museum is a tribute to the B- trained as a crew member at the Pueblo icated to the B-24 aircraft, the museum
24, the aircrews who trained at Pueblo base in 1942. has an extensive collection of World
Army Air Base and the base itself. The B-24 was used in all combat War II artifacts and displays.
the theaters during A collection of uniforms women
the second world wore during World War II, such as
war. Its long range Army, Navy, Marines, Red Cross and
permitted long, Women’s Air Service Pilots, are shown.
over-the-water A progression of uniforms worn by sol-
missions, such as diers are also displayed as well as some
the oil field raids uniforms from other countries.
at oil refineries Other collections include unit
near Ploesti, patches; an extensive display about air-
Romania. craft nose art; World War II aircraft
An exhibit in radio and navigation systems; and air-
the museum con- craft engines.
tains artifacts, pic- There’s an exhibit dedicated to
tures, letters, arti- Henry A. Stetson, a Southern Colorado
cles and books Places to see in the
resident who lied about his age to enlist Pikes Peak area.
Cliff Kelley pretends to fly an aircraft during “Open about the low-
Cockpit Day” at the Pueblo B-24 Museum. level Ploesti raid, See Air Museum, Page 32 May 16, 2003
32 May 16, 2003
From Page 31
in the Army for the first World War and served
again in World War II and Korea.
More original World War II American
recruiting posters are displayed in the hangar as
well as some German recruiting posters.
A Norden bomb sight, which was an impor-
tant breakthrough during World War II, is dis-
played. Visitors are able to see a Norden bomb-
sight on the B-29, named “Peachy,” displayed in
the hangar. There are displays of Russian arti-
facts, Japanese and German flags and displays.
A 1943 parachute has recently been added to
the museum. Artifacts are regularly donated to
the B-24 Museum.
There are displays about the Vietnam War The B-24 Museum is at the Pueblo Memorial Airport, east of Pueblo. It is the site of the World
and Desert Storm. A Tuskeegee airmen exhibit is War II Pueblo Army Air Base.
shown. climb in the cockpit. There’s no charge other
Aircraft displayed in the hangar are a than museum admission.
Douglas-26 Invader, a Lockheed F-80 Shooting The Open Cockpit for this month is the T-28
Star, B-29, C-47 Skytrain, F-100 D Super Saber trainer, used to train Navy and Air Force pilots
and a few other aircraft are in the hangar. Army,May 31, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. It was used in
Navy and Marine aircraft and helicopters are dis-Korea and Vietnam.
played outside as well as several experimental A fund-raiser for the museum is an Armed
mass transit vehicles. Forces Day Moonlight ball and dinner held
The B-24 Museum has a small gift shop near Saturday in the hangar at the museum. It begins
the entrance which has military related items forat 6 p.m. with a cash bar. Dinner is at 7 p.m.
sale, such as books, videos, caps, model air- with a dance following. Music is by “The Swing
planes, key chains and military patches. There Connection.”
are magnets, pins — including a yellow ribbon Admission at the museum is $5 for anyone
— cups and mouse pads. older than 12. However, for one day only, May
There’s also a library visitors may use for 24, admission to the B-24 Museum is free from
research, which contains 4,000 books and videos 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of Historic
about aviation and combat. Preservation Month.
“Open cockpit day” is held the last Saturday The B-24 Museum is at the Pueblo Memorial
of the month. On that day a certain aircraft is Airport, about 10 miles east of Pueblo. The
designated to be open for visitors to actually phone number is (719) 948-9219.
From Fort Carson,
take Interstate 25 south,
about 40 miles. Take
Exit 100A east to reach
the airport. Take the exit
off Highway 50 East for
the airport and drive
onto airport grounds, A German soldier’s uniform is among the dis-
plays in the B-24 Museum.
heading toward the pas-
senger terminal. The B- ing to the left of the blue hangar.
24 Museum is on the The museum is open Monday through Friday,
left, at 31001 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The museum is open
Magnuson, adjacent to Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday hours
the fenced compound are from 1 to 4 p.m.
which houses the his-
toric aircraft. Park in
A tour guide tells a group of visitors about the B-29 aircraft which is front of the B-24
in the hangar at the B-24 museum. Museum, a beige build-
Just the Facts
• Travel time one hour
• For ages all
• Type aircraft museum
• Fun factor ★★★★★
• Wallet damage $
$ = Less than $20
$$ = $21 to $40
$$$ = $41 to $80
A C-47 Skytrain is in the hangar. It was used to carry troops and goods during World War II. (Based on a family of four)
Happenings May 16, 2003 33
food and music in the park next to City Hall May 24, 5104. Dinner is at 6 p.m., with the show at 8 p.m.
25 and 26. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Free Pikes Peak Center’s Broadway series next
admission, refreshments will be sold. show is “Lord of the Dance,” May 28 and 29 in the
Pikes Peak Center. Call Ticketmaster at 520-9090.
“Stuart Little” is in the Fine Arts Center the-
The Milk Mustache Mobile Shake Stuff Up
ater, 30. W. Dale, June 9 to 14. Performed by the
Tour is in town May 24 to 27. Activities include a
Fine Arts Center Theatre for Children, shows are at
battle of the bands, karaoke and competition for a
“got milk” mustache photo. Activities Sunday are at 10 a.m. and noon. The tickets are $3; call 634-5583.
Armed Forces day events “Alison Krauss and Union Station” are set for
The annual “In Their Honor Airshow” is at the Wal-Mart, 1575 Space Center Dr., from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m. and May 27 at the Chapel Hills Mall from the Pikes Peak Center Aug. 20. Call Ticketmaster,
the former Colorado Springs Airport Saturday and 520-9090.
5 to 9 p.m. Log on to www.whymilk.com for infor-
Sunday. Vintage aircraft will be on display and will “Proof,” presented by the Star Bar Players is at
perform airshows and flybys. The cost is $10 for 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, May 23 through June
adults, $8 for military and $3 for children. For infor- Denver Theater 7. There’s a matinee at 2 p.m. June 8. The perfor-
mation, call 635-8803. Take Fountain Boulevard east “Les Miserables” is at the Buell Theatre in mances are in the Lon Chaney Theater in the City
of Powers to the old airport. Parking is available for downtown Denver through May 24, with ticket Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Tickets start at $10.
$3. Refreshments will be sold. prices starting at $15. Go to www.denvercenter.org. Call 573-7411 for information.
Servicemembers receive free admission or call (303) 893-4000.
Saturday and Sunday as JoyRides honors active “The Blue Man Group” is in the Pepsi Center Denver events
duty, reserve and retired soldiers. Pick up tickets at in Denver May 25, at 7:30 p.m. Call Ticketmaster, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake
Fort Carson Information, Tickets and Registration. 520-9090 for tickets, which start at $30. appear together June 23 at the Pepsi Center. Call
JoyRides Family Fun Center is off East Platte “Footloose” is featured at the dinner theater at Ticketmaster at 520-9090. Prices start at $39.50.
Avenue, near the Flea Market. the Country Dinner Playhouse in south Denver, just Grammy winner Norah Jones is at Red Rocks
An Armed Forces Day “Moonlight Ball” is off Interstate 25. The buffet begins at 6 p.m. and the Amphitheatre in the Denver area Aug. 15. Tickets
Saturday at the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum performance follows. Tickets start at $25.50. Call are at Ticketmaster, 520-9090.
hangar. The fund-raiser for the nonprofit museum (303) 799-1410. The show runs through June 22. Children’s Chorale
includes a steak or chicken dinner and a dance for “Cats” plays in the Buell Theater in downtown Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale take a
$40. The evening begins with a cash bar at 6 p.m. Denver June 17 to 22. With 8 p.m. performances and tour of the Americas in son at the Pikes Peak Center
and dinner at 7 p.m. Call the museum (719) 948- matinees Saturdays and Sundays. Call (800) 641- Sunday. Tickets are $10 to $14, with a $4 discount
9219. The museum is at the Pueblo airport, on E. 1222 for tickets which start at $20. for military.
Highway 50. “Cher” is set for the Pepsi Center in Denver
June 17, with tickets starting at $34.50; call 520- Street Fest
Races 9090. “Territory Days” are celebrated in Old
The Pikes Peak International Raceway opens Colorado City May 24 through 26. There’s food,
“42nd Street” is in Denver’s Buell Theatre
May 30, 31 and June 1 with the Cruise America AM entertainment, arts and crafts and music, beginning
downtown June 24 through July 6. Tickets start at
Superbike weekend. Fridays events are free to the at 10 a.m. Events end at 7 p.m. on May 24 and 26,
$25, call 520-9090.
public. Tickets are available for the rest of the week-
The melodrama “Rocky Mountain Flyer,” by and at 6 p.m. Memorial Day. There’s free entrance
end at 382-7223 for half price for military.
the Cripple Creek Players, begins June 14 in the and parking is along the streets, unless you want to
New Zoo exhibit Butte Opera House in Cripple Creek. Tickets start at park at Coronado High School on West Fillmore and
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo opens its new exhib- $6.50 and performances are Wednesdays through take a shuttle bus for $1. For further information,
it, the African Rift Valley May 23. Giraffes, gazelle, Sundays. Call (800) 500-2513 for times. call 475-0955.
hippos and lions will share the valley with other
hooved animals from the zoo in a natural setting.
Local theater Bear spectacular
“Same Time Next Year” is now playing at the Bear Creek Nature Center presents “Spring
The zoo is at 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road.
Castaways Dinner Theater, 103 Manitou Ave., in Bear Spectacular” May 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Parking is free. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for
Manitou Springs. Dinner and show are $33. Show Smokey the Bear will be on hand, and wildlife offi-
children ages 3 to 11. Children 2 and other are
only tickets are available for $22. Call 685-3700 or cers will make presentations about the fascinating
685-3300 for tickets. world of bears. Activities include bear crafts, bear
Arts fest “Montana Serenade” is at the Manitou Springs stories and bear face painting. There’ll be door
The annual Manitou Springs Memorial Iron Springs Chateau, 444 Ruxton Ave. through prizes coloring contests and food. The cost is $3 per
Weekend festival includes three days of arts, crafts, September. Dinner and show cost $23.50 at 685- person. For information, call 520-6387.
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language news broadcasts. Access the schedule at
the Fort Carson Web site.
If you have comments on Channel 10 program-
ming or wish to coordinate a broadcast on Channel
10, please contact Chief of Command Information
Program Schedule for Fort Carson cable at 526-1241 or via e-mail at CommandInfo@car-
Channel 10, today to May 23 son.army.mil.
Army Newswatch: includes stories on rescued Program times will be published in the
American POWs, Kiowas in Kuwait and Central Mountaineer provided coordination is made one
Command war update (repeat). Airs at 7:30 a.m.,
week prior to publication.
12:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.
If you wish to have a training videotape shown
Navy/Marine Corps News: includes stories on
on Channel 9 only, contact the Regional Training
sailors returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom,
Photo by Nel Lampe Support Center at 526-5111.
Earth Day and honors to POW/MIAs (repeat). Airs
Uncle Wilber ... at 8 a.m., 1 p.m., 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. For additions to the Community Calendar,
please submit an e-mail or clean, typewritten copy
Uncle Wilber’s fountain opens for Air Force News: includes stories on securing
northern Iraq, weather forecasters and A-10 main- of the information to the Public Affairs Office,
the season Saturday at 11 a.m. The
fountain is at the corner of Bijou tainers (repeat). Airs at 8:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 8:30 room 2180, 6151 Specker Ave., Fort Carson, CO
and Tejon in Acacia Park. The foun- p.m. and 1:30 a.m. 80913 or fax information to 526-1021 no later than
tain has 200 water jets, music and Channel 9 daily broadcasts SCOLA, foreign the Friday before airing time.