1-19-01pg1.qxd 8/21/2002 10:13 AM Page 1 Vol. 59, No. 3 Published in the interest of the 7th Infantry Division and the Fort Carson, Colo., community January 19, 2001 I NSIDE Celebration The birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was celebrated at Fort Carson’s McMahon Theater. See Pages 14, 15 Sports Photo by Staff Sgt. Gary L. Qualls Jr. Adults’ misery, children’s joy ... Children enrolled in the School Age Children program play in the snow near Beacon School Wednesday. The children took advantage of the approximately nine inches of snow which fell on post Monday night. MEDDAC scores an impressive victory Soldier earns humanitarian lifesaver award over Howitzer Battery, by 2nd Lt. Michael Greene while hiking with his family. Lucero rushed him from going into shock. 2nd Battalion, 3rd 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery to find the fall victim unconscious, severely After learning that a rescue team was en Armored Cavalry Years of first aid common task training injured and lying in a pool of water. Lucero route, Lucero sent a member of the hiker’s Regiment. See Page 20. paid off for Staff Sgt. Michael Lucero, a immediately began administering first aid party down the trail to guide the rescuers to Fire Support Platoon Sergeant from After getting the victim out of the water, the accident site. Once the Colorado Headquarters, Headquarters Battery, 3rd Lucero found that the victim had suffered Springs Fire Department High Angle Happenings Battalion 29th Field Artillery, who received head wounds, broken bones and possible Rescue team arrived, Lucero assisted with the Humanitarian Lifesaver Award from the internal injuries. the rescue. Lucero provided the team with city of Colorado Springs Jan. 13. Lucero pulled a T-shirt from his back- an evaluation report of the individual’s con- Lucero played a vital role in the July 2 pack and applied pressure to the severe, open dition and injuries and helped aid the para- lifesaving rescue of 20-year-old hiker Josh head wound while talking to the injured medics by handling medical equipment as Gonzalez, who fell 30 feet off a trail in hiker. Lucero then wrapped the individual in Cheyenne Canon. Lucero witnessed the fall a sweatshirt to keep him warm and to prevent See Award, Page 3 Army focuses on youth with new slogan, logo Competition is high and standings and by Joe Burlas Pentagon Jan. 10. developed a campaign featuring Army had strayed from the true scores are important Army News Service “I am tremendously inspired real soldiers rather than actors story of the American soldier — to participants in WASHINGTON — To “Be by this new campaign and feel in a series of television, radio, one of strength, intelligence and games of laser tag. all you can be” in the Army now as if we are conveying a more print and web commercials. The opportunity. And, they have See Page B-1. means being “An Army of one” accurate view of the men and first television ad titled showed a strong commitment to according to the Army’s new women who comprise our “Dogtags,” initially aired during presenting a clear, unified pic- Weather hotline advertising slogan. Army,” Caldera said. “It speaks NBC’s “Friends” sitcom Jan. 11. ture of the Army.” 526-0096 Secretary of the Army Louis to the individual strengths of It will also air on “The “I am the Army” is the liter- Caldera announced the new each soldier and their part with- Simpsons,” “Buffy the Vampire al translation of the new mes- Army slogan that underscores in the overall Army force.” Slayer” and MTV. C ONTENTS the importance of individuals in The new slogan and logo “Leo Burnett took the time sage going out to the Hispanic target audience of 17- to 24- C o m m a n d e r ’s a unified effort and unveiled a will be featured in Army adver- to learn about the Army and the C o r n e r Pa g e 2 new Army logo — a white star tising and recruiting efforts. people who are making signifi- year-olds. The message is bilin- C o m mu n i t y Pa g e 5 superimposed over a yellow star Leo Burnett USA, selected cant contributions each and gual with “Army” being in M i l i t a r y Pa g e 1 1 English and the rest in Spanish. S p o r t s Pa g e 1 9 — during a Department of last June as the Army’s lead every day,” Caldera said. “They C l a s s i f i e d s Pa g e 2 4 Defense press briefing at the advertising partner, has already understood that over time the See Slogan, Page 4 MOUNTAINEER 2 January 19, 2001 FIRST THINGS FIRST Commander’s Corner Fort Carson Tax Center opens for business The Fort Carson Tax Center offers many Woodfill Road in building 6264. The hours of “The ...Tax advantages. The center will be staffed by 16 full-time operation are from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, preparers and supervised by a legal assistance Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Thursdays the Center provides attorney. All of the tax preparers have received center is open from 1 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The tax knowledgeable, extensive tax training and have been certified by the center will also be openfrom 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. some Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Saturdays to include Feb. 10, Feb. 24, March 10, accurate and Assistance Program. The knowledgeable tax center March 24 and April 14. Filers should bring with them confidential tax staff enables soldiers to take advantage of all all relevant tax documents, including all W-2s, all available deductions and programs in order to family members’ social security cards, interest and preparation at no maximize their tax refund. dividend statements, mortgage interest statements, child care information, divorce paperwork and IRA cost to you.” In addition, the tax center’s electronic filing contribution information. If you have questions about capability provides fast, accurate and secure processing Soriano what to bring or need more tax information, please of tax returns. Tax returns that are E-filed are Benjamin Franklin once processed by the IRS in less that half the time of a call the tax center at 524-1012. wrote, “In this world nothing is certain but death and paper return. Taxpayers who elect to have their refunds The Fort Carson Tax Center provides taxes.” Again, tax time is upon us. deposited directly into their bank account should knowledgeable, accurate and confidential tax Beginning Monday, the Fort Carson Tax Center expect to receive their refund in as little as two weeks. preparation at no cost to you. There is no reason to will provide free tax assistance to Fort Carson pay to have your tax return prepared by a commercial Tax center personnel also provide assistance in the soldiers, military retirees and family members. The tax preparer or to take out an expensive tax refund preparation of state income tax returns, answer tax tax center will remain open throughout the tax season anticipation loan when the Fort Carson Tax Center questions and distribute state and federal tax forms. until April 16. can deliver a fast refund for free. The Fort Carson Tax The tax center has private offices for tax preparation Last year, the tax center assisted more than Center is a valuable benefit to the Fort Carson and questions, comfortable waiting areas, handicapped 11,000 members of the post community file more community. I encourage you to use it. accessible restrooms and plenty of parking. than 18,000 returns. This free federal tax preparation Mission first ... people always ... one team. Servicemembers who were deployed to Bosnia, Bayonet! service is a valuable benefit. I urge all eligible Yugoslavia or the Persian Gulf during 2000 and were members of the Mountain Post Team to use the tax center for the preparation of their federal tax returns unable to file their 1999 federal income taxes can Major Gen. Edward Soriano and other tax assistance needs. also obtain assistance at the tax center. Commanding General The Fort Carson Tax Center is located off 7th Infantry Division and Fort Carson ‘Commitment’ is January word of the month by Sgt. 1st Class Debra Kessler, through the ranks, whether soldier or progress. We value our soldiers, so we their feedback, you may formulate a Division Equal Opportunity Advisor civilian, our commitment to subordi- commit to their training and welfare. plan that will help them achieve their The Consideration of Others word nates and leaders becomes increasingly When these values collide, many goals in conjunction with the mission. of the month for January is important, and is scrutinized closely. people believe that they must choose For instance, if someone tells you “Commitment.” This great word moti- Commitment requires selfless ser- which commitment is more important. he or she is here to just get money for vates response in all of us for the many vice. We may feel as though we are However, it is not necessary to choose. college and get out, give them opportu- things that January brings. It is the forced to uphold a commitment, but it When we commit to several things nities to become disciplined in their New Year, the actual new millennium, is important to remember that commit- whether it is the Army, our family, or study habits. Soldier of the Month and we have a new Army slogan, “An ments are voluntary. We volunteered to bill collectors, we are committing to all boards will do this. The pride in Army of One.” enlist and re-enlist, so we have made of them, not some of them some of the Many of us have made New Year’s commitments to the Army. We know time. This is where selfless service excelling on these boards may inspire resolutions. These can be commitments what our choices are at the time of the must be practiced. These commitments them to become more professional, and to have the best unit, the best soldiers, commitment; we may not like all of are entered into voluntarily; therefore, may even encourage them to stay in the or personal commitments to stop smok- those choices, but we know what they consideration must be taken as addi- Army. ing or work out regularly. It is impor- are. In the commitment to the Army, tional commitments are made. A sug- The Consideration of Others tant to understand the power behind the there are inherent commitments to sub- gestion might be to consider previous Program is intended to highlight val- word, commitment. Commitment may ordinates, leaders, and the United commitments before entering into addi- ues, their relationship to mission be defined as a voluntary promise to do States of America. We are committing tional ones. There are methods to assist accomplishment, and to provide oppor- something, regardless of the circum- to our oath of enlistment or commis- us in these decisions. tunity for progressive value develop- stances that may cause distractions. For sioning. These oaths inspire and require For example, we are committed to ment. Commitment is intertwined with- example, in order to be committed to us to uphold the laws of our nation and our soldiers’ training and their welfare, in all of the Army’s seven core values: working out regularly, you must do so our military. It is one of the largest so we must ensure that we are giving Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless even if it is too cold, you’re too tired or commitments a person can make. them the chance to excel. The Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal something came up. Commitments are made as a result Consideration of Others Program gives Courage. Our commitment has made us If you have made a commitment to of our values. We deem something or added opportunity to address this. someone, the stakes go up. Should you someone important enough to make a Are you assisting soldiers you the great Army that we are — the Army get distracted and fail in your commit- promise to them. We value our country, supervise to progress, improve and of One. We must continue our commit- ment, not only did you fail them, but so we commit to serving in the Army. learn, or are you only giving negative ment to excellence in all aspects of our you failed yourself as well. A good rep- We value our family, so we commit to feedback? What do you know about lives. Let the January Consideration of utation is hard to gain, but easy to lose. taking care of them. We value our their values? Ask them why they joined Others word of the month, A failed commitment to someone may selves, so we commit to career progres- the Army and what do they expect to Commitment, be the word of the mil- result in loss of trust. 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MOUNTAINEER January 19, 2001 3 News Award Lieutenant Charles Hachmeister, of the High Angle Rescue Team, stated that Lucero went above Lucero’s actions, Hachmeister recommended he be awarded with the City of Colorado Spring’s Humani- From Page 1 and beyond the call of duty by not only aiding in the tarian Lifesaver Award. needed. After the individual was stabilized he was air- rescue, but also continuing to assist once the rescue “I didn’t think. I just reacted. I was running on lifted to Memorial Hospital. team arrived. pure adrenaline. I realized I had this guy’s life in my Lucero attributed his reactions in the rescue as a Hachmeister said that under normal circum- hands and I wanted to do the right thing,” Lucero result of first aid training received in the Army. He said stances, medical personnel would assume control of stated. “I always look for challenges and work well that his actions were second nature, as if they were “a the situation but they were impressed by Lucero’s under pressure. I’m glad the training paid off for me file stored on his database.” actions and asked him to help them. Because of that day.” Recruiting message more relevant to youth by Joe Burlas validated by an independent marketing succeed, to think on their feet and make At www.goarmy.com , soldiers in Army News Service survey of more than 500 youths con- decisions, to make stuff happen no mat- the ad campaign tell their stories WASHINGTON — Why change a ducted by Leo Burnett, USA, this past ter what the situation or the odds,” through a series of streaming video slogan that one study claims to have year. Leo Burnett was selected as the Lafferty said. “Soldiers are trained to vignettes. To ensure these soldiers told been the number two recognized adver- Army’s lead advertising agency last think, they’re trained to react and they true stories, the vignettes used the tising ditty of the 20th century? The June. have large responsibilities at a young responses of open-ended questions dur- answer, according marketing profes- “There have been significant mis- age — they make things happen. sional Pat Lafferty, is to make the perceptions about what the Army is, Interestingly, that’s exactly what young ing solider interviews — none of sol- Army’s message more relevant to what the Army has to offer, who soldiers adults want, according to our research.” diers’ words were scripted, according to today’s youth. are, what they do and why they do it, And the method to make the young P.T. Henry, assistant secretary of the Secretary of the Army Louis Caldera among young adults,” said Lafferty, a people sit up and take notice of the Army for Manpower and Reserve announced the Army’s adoption of “An Leo Burnett vice president who has Army is to get them to its recruiting Affairs. Army of one” as its new slogan and the been working on the Army’s new adver- Web site, www.goarmy.com , via the The videos tell different soldiers’ kickoff of a new advertising campaign tising campaign. “In addition to finding new campaign’s radio, television and professional and personal experiences aimed at 17- to 24-year-olds during a that unique benefit that only the Army print ads. in the Army. Pentagon press briefing Jan. 10. can offer these young adults, we had to “We very much want to drive these Web site viewers can also take vir- A year-long study conducted in find ways to communicate that make (young people) to the web site and tual reality tours of Fort Knox, Ky., a set 1999 by the Army and several commer- them sit up and take notice.” explore the Army,” Caldera said. “We cial marketing partners found that while That benefit, according to Lafferty, know that they are very much in tune of Army barracks, the M1A2 Abrams most American youth recognized the is retaining individualism while making with technology because that is where Tank and the M3A3 Bradley Fighting Army’s “Be all you can be” slogan, it significant contributions to something they go for information. We want to Vehicle, explore the 212 specific jobs did not strike a chord in them to find out larger than self. show that the Army has soldiers just like the Army offers or chat with an Army more about the Army. That study was “The Army empowers individuals to them.” recruiter. MOUNTAINEER 4 January 19, 2001 News Slogan fit in and be embraced, said Hudson. One of the key reasons the Army the people who’ve joined the Army” which evolved into a short-lived “This is Spc. Natalie Ortiz, 32nd Medical Logistics Battalion, Fort Bragg; Spc. From Page 1 needed to change its message was the the Army.” “Be all you can be” first Carlos Perez, a reservist assigned to the The reason for “Army” being in fact that the Army has missed its recruit- appeared in 1981. 6252nd Army Hospital, Ventura, Calif.; English is to differentiate it from armies ing goals three out of the past five years Along with senior Army leaders and and Sgt. Leroy Durrah, 1st Signal in Latin American countries, according — “Be all you can be” just wasn’t work- key Leo Burnett staff, five of the soldiers Battalion, Fort Campbell, Ky. to Victoria Hudson, executive vice presi- ing, Caldera said. Another reason is that featured in the $150-million ad campaign Streaming video vignettes telling dent of Leo Burnett’s Hispanic advertis- advertising messages get old and tired attended the press briefing. They were about the past, present and future plans ing partner Cartel Creativo. with time, no matter how recognizable Cpl. Richard Lovett, assigned to 27th of each of the advertising campaign sol- The reason for a different message is they are, he said. Engineer Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C. and diers can be viewed at www.goarmy.com because it says close to the same as “An The first slogan for the all-volunteer shown as the lone runner in the Dogtags New Army radio, television and print Army of one” but accounts for Hispanic Army was “Today’s Army wants to join commercial; Sgt. Joseph Patterson, commercials will direct viewers to the cultural differences such as the need to you.” This was followed in 1973 by “Join Soldier Systems Center, Natick, Mass.; web site. Army Nurse Corps 100th Anniversary Celebration by Lt. Col. Anita McCowen had a “satisfactory record for efficiency, conduct and of Vietnam. The Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Evans Army Community Hospital health.” Today, more than 4,800 nurses strong, nurses Heart were awarded to her posthumously. There will be In the first year of the new millennium, the Army provide care for thousands of active duty, family mem- a unique display of ANC memorabilia, including Nurse Corps will celebrate its 100-year anniversary. bers and retirees around the world. antique uniforms at the ceremony. Capping off the cel- Officially founded Feb. 2, 1901, the ANC has partici- The nurses of Fort Carson are planning a number ebration Feb. 25 will be a formal luncheon, featuring pated in every major conflict in which the United of events to mark the 100-year Anniversary. There will retired Col. (Dr.) Terris Kennedy as guest speaker. She States has become involved. be a cake cutting Feb. 22 and a special dedication cer- will speak about the legacy of the Army Nurse. Those The Army Nurse Corps has witnessed its change emony of the hospital library to 1st Lt. Sharon Lane. in attendance will also receive a commemorative coin, from novice beginnings to today’s highly skilled, high- Lane’s first duty assignment was Fitzsimons Army designed for the occasion. ly technological nursing. In February 1901, the actual Medical Center, and she was killed in Vietnam. She Nurses at Evans Army Community Hospital are number of nurses on active duty was said to be 202. was the only Army Nurse to die as a result of enemy making an effort to contact all retired ANC officers and Nurses were appointed for a three-year period, but action. She died June 8, 1969, of shrapnel wounds friends in the local area. If there are any retired ANC weren’t actually commissioned until 1947. The received during an enemy rocket attack while on duty officers or friends who would like an invitation, or more appointment could be renewed provided the applicant at the 312th Evacuation Hospital in Chu Lai, Republic information, call Capt. Tina Cassin at 526-7025. MOUNTAINEER January 19, 2001 5 Community Military children scholarship deadline approaching Retiring active duty must enroll FORT LEE, Va., — The Feb. 15 deadline is fast approaching for students to apply for $1,500 scholar- ships in a new program funded by manufacturers and in Prime to continue coverage business partners of the military commissary system. TriWest Healthcare Alliance your enrollment form. This fee can be paid annu- The Scholarships For Military Children program One of the greatest concerns for beneficiaries ally or quarterly. Quarterly the fee is $57.50 per expects to present hundreds of $1,500 awards — when leaving active military service is the contin- individual or $115 per family. (Note: For your roughly one for every commissary in the Defense uation of medical coverage. Rest assured, just as convenience, payments can be made at the TRI- Commissary Agency net of nearly 300 commissaries you and your family had the opportunity for TRI- CARE Service Center.) Fees can be paid by worldwide. CARE Prime coverage while on active duty, you check, credit card or money order. Cash is not The program is open to qualified college-bound will have the same opportunity in retirement. accepted. or college-enrolled sons and daughters of U.S. mili- By following the steps below, you can make 4. Return the completed enrollment form and tary ID card holders, including active duty, retired sure your TRICARE Prime coverage continues fee to TriWest or your local TSC on or before the National Guard and Reserve members. Survivors of when you retire: 20th of the month preceding the date of your deceased members are eligible if college-bound and 1. Notify the Defense Enrollment Eligibility retirement. For example, if your retirement date under age 21, or already enrolled as a full-time stu- Reporting System of your upcoming status falls on the first of the month (as it does for dent and under age 23. change by visiting a personnel office at your local most), you must have everything submitted by the Completed applications should be returned to a installation, and by contacting DEERS through 20th of the previous month. This will help ensure local commissary by close of business Feb. 15. A one of the following ways: continuous, no-lapse coverage for you and your store official must validate applicants’ eligibility by • Telephone: (800) 538-9552 family. If your application is submitted after the checking their dependent ID cards. Applicants must have a 3.0 grade point average • Facsimile: (831) 644-9256 20th, coverage will not begin until the first day of and write a short essay on “What Being a Military • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org the second month following your date of retire- Dependent Means to Me.” Application forms are • U.S. mail: ATTN: COA, DEERS Support ment. available at the stores or can be downloaded at Office, 400 Gigling Road, Seaside, CA 93955- If your retirement date does not fall on the http://www.commissaries.com . A “Frequently Asked 6771 first of the month, you must submit all forms and Questions” section can also be found at the Web site. 2. Pick up a TRICARE Prime Enrollment fees before that date (of retirement) for coverage Fisher House Foundation administers the pro- Form at your local TRICARE Service Center or to continue without lapsing. gram. DeCA and Fisher House are not involved in request one by calling TriWest’s toll-free number Editors Note: TriWest Healthcare Alliance is selecting scholarship recipients. Scholarship at (888) TRIWEST (874-9378). under contract with the Department of Defense Managers, an independent contractor, will select win- 3. Pay an annual enrollment fee of $230 per for the managed care support of TRICARE in the ners on the basis of merit. Winners will be notified individual or $460 per family when you submit TRICARE Central Region. by April 30. MOUNTAINEER 6 January 19, 2001 Community Pharmacy service to be restructured Medical Department Activity This includes handwritten prescriptions for those 745-6427. Refills called in by 4 p.m. Sunday through Editor’s note: This article ran Dec. 1. Because patients who are referred to providers in the commu- Thursday will be available for pick-up the next duty the implementation of new procedures begins Feb. 1, nity. day after 9 a.m. this article is being republished. Patients not enrolled in TRICARE Prime Those refills called in Friday and Saturday will In response to patient requests and to provide a Prescriptions originating outside of the MED- be available for pickup after 9 a.m. Monday. In the higher quality of pharmaceutical care, the Outpatient DAC for patients who are not enrolled in TriCare event of a federal holiday, refills will be available the Pharmacy at U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Prime at the MEDDAC — will be filled at the next duty day after the holiday. will undergo a complete restructuring of how pre- Commissary Pharmacy, located on the south side of Hours of operation scriptions are filled. Implementation of the new pro- the post commissary. This location will also do lim- Main Pharmacy — Monday through Friday, 8 cedures begins Feb. 1. ited walk-up refills, provided the patient has new pre- a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Closed The goals of these changes are to improve the scriptions. Non-enrolled patients under 65-years-old Sunday and federal holidays. efficiency of the prescription filling process; provide may also use the National Mail Order Pharmacy and Refill Pharmacy — Monday through Friday, 8 patients with a fast, convenient way to get their medi- have the medication delivered directly to their home. a.m. to 6 p.m.; Closed Saturday, Sunday and federal cines and maximize the use of pharmacy manpower Beneficiaries more than 65 years old may use the while providing increased opportunities for pharma- holidays. NMOP starting April 1, for all their prescription ceutical care. The new procedures will be: needs. Saturdays, a limited number of prescriptions Commissary Pharmacy — Monday through New prescriptions from civilian prescribers may be filled at the Main Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Active Duty — Active Duty soldiers, in uniform, Pharmacy, but the wait may be significant. Procedures will be clearly outlined at all loca- will have priority when picking up their own medica- Refills tions to minimize confusion and frustration. During tions at any pharmacy location. Refills will be dispensed from windows 5 and 6 the first stages of implementation staff members will MEDDAC TRICARE Prime/Senior Prime of the Main Pharmacy, located in Evans Army also be available to answer any questions and guide Enrolled Patients — For patients who are enrolled at Community Hospital near the chapel and the coffee patients in the right direction. the MEDDAC, whether active duty, TRICARE Prime stand. Additional education and information will be or TRICARE Senior Prime, all new prescriptions will All prescription refill requests must be called in available at all pharmacy locations throughout the be filled at the Main Pharmacy, windows 1 through 4. to the Automated Refill System at 524-4081 or (888) hospital during the coming months. MOUNTAINEER Community January 19, 2001 7 PCS: Everything you need to know about moving claims by: Sgt 1stClass Jeffrey Whalen depreciated replacement or repair cost depreciated value of your stereo up to tion or number of Hummel or Lladro Fort Carson Claims Division of your lost and damaged items. This is the full amount the protection you pur- figurines, this is an excellent way of Moving is something all soldiers because the relevant claims statute only chased, regardless of the $1,000 maxi- demonstrating the extent of your col- are familiar with. Unfortunately, moves allows payment for current market mum amount allowable for stereo lection. Ensure that you videotape the often result in loss and damage of the value and not full replacement cost. items. “ open jewel covers of your compact items being shipped. Whether it is a In addition, the claims office has Option 2, or full replacement pro- disks, showing the disks inside. scratch on a family heirloom or a box certain maximum amounts payable for tection, entitles you to the full undepre- Pictures and videotapes have an added of your favorite compact disks that dis- specific items; for example, the maxi- ciated value of your lost and destroyed benefit; not only will they show what appears during the move, such losses mum for stereo equipment is $1,000 items. For example, if you purchased you own, but they will also demon- can be traumatic. per item and $4,000 per shipment. If Option 2 insurance and your stereo was strate the condition of your items. If The military claims system is you need more protection, you should destroyed, the carrier should pay you the movers scratch your dining room designed to help soldiers recover such consider buying insurance. the cost of a comparable new stereo. If table, you will have a much easier time losses. It is also designed to ensure that Most private insurance contracts your stereo is merely damaged, howev- proving that the scratch occurred dur- the carrier responsible for the loss and will reimburse you only for items lost er, the carrier has the option of repair- ing the move if you have a picture of damage is held accountable. This arti- or destroyed during shipment; they usu- ing it. Both Option 1 and Option 2 the table taken immediately before the cle will explain the military claims sys- ally will not cover damaged items insurance are purchased from the carri- move. Carry the photos and videotapes tem and explain ways you can ensure which can be economically repaired. er, so your payment will ultimately with you; do not ship them. fair compensation for any loss and/or Some insurance companies provide full come from the carrier. Your local trans- During the move damage you suffer during a Permanent replacement cost protection. This portation office or claims office can When the packers arrive to pick up Change of Station move. means that if your 10-year-old televi- explain the procedures for filing an your household goods, you should be Before the move sion is destroyed, they will pay to insurance claim against the carrier. ready for them. You should have The best way to ensure you will be replace it with a comparable new tele- Documenting what you own is the already decided what items you want compensated for loss and damage dur- vision. most important thing to do before your the movers to pack and what items you ing a move is to take a few precautions Each insurance policy is different; move. Ensure that you save receipts, will hand carry to your new assign- before the move. This is the best time it is important to find out if the cover- bills, appraisals, high value item inven- ment. It is critical to lock items you to document what you own and to age satisfies your needs before your tories, and other proof of ownership. plan to hand carry in a separate room ensure that you have the insurance cov- move. These important documents should or in your car, where they are not erage you need. For moves within the continental never be shipped with your household accessible to the movers. The first thing to consider is United States you can also arrange for goods. Ship them separately or, better It is best to hand carry small, valu- whether you need additional insurance two types of insurance through the yet, hand carry them. If your entire able items such as jewelry, rather than protection. You can either purchase transportation office. Option 1, or shipment is lost, your proof of owner- to allow the movers to pack them. If your own insurance or, for moves with- higher increased released value insur- ship will not be lost as well. you decide to have the movers pack in the continental United States, you ance, will provide you with a greater An excellent way to document your jewelry, ensure that each item is can buy additional insurance protection dollar amount of protection for individ- what you own is to photograph or listed separately on the inventory. Cash, through the transportation office. If ual items. For example, if you purchase videotape the items in your house coin collections and similar items you do not purchase insurance, the Option 1 insurance and your stereo is immediately before the move. If you should never be packed; you will not Army claims office can only pay the destroyed, the carrier will pay you the have an extensive compact disk collec- See Claim, Page 10 MOUNTAINEER 8 January 19, 2001 Community Chapel Chapel Schedule Catholic Community Attention: Please ROMAN CATHOLIC join our Adult Faith Formation class, which Day Time Service Chapel Location Contact Person meets each Sunday from 10:45 to 11:45. Our M-W-F 8:15 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Vakoc/526-5769 facilitator is Eva Hailbronner. Childcare is M-W-F noon Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Gagliardo/526-7386 available for those who attend the class. Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Vakoc/526-5769 Christian Initiation of Adults — If you or Sunday 8 a.m. Mass Veterans’ Magrath & Titus Chap. Vakoc/526-5769 someone you know is interested in the Catholic Sunday 9:30 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Vakoc/526-5769 faith, inquiry sessions are held the first Tuesday Sunday 10:45 a.m. CCD Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Ms. Feldman/526-0478 of every month. Please call Karen Habitzreuther Sunday 11 a.m. Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Gagliardo/526-7386 at (719) 526-4405 or Deacon Bowles (719) 526- Sunday 12:15 p.m. Mass Provider Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Vakoc/526-5769 0333 for more information. EASTERN ORTHODOX RCIA — Those interested in finding out more about the Sunday 8 a.m. Divine Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Olson/526-5772 Catholic faith or those desiring confirmation will meet Liturgy Tuesdays, at 6:30 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Child CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN care is available. Thursday 7 p.m. The “ROCK” Spiritual Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Thornton/526-1374 Service Fitness Center RCIA Sponsors Are an essential part of incorporation into the community. One of the most effective ways of going PROTESTANT about this is to have a parish sponsor. The length of commit- Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Healer Evans Army Hospital Chap. Simmons/526-7387 ment and means of sponsoring varies. The qualifications of Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Provider Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Drake/526-4206 the sponsor are simple — someone who can offer a welcom- Sunday 9:30 a.m. Protestant Veterans’ Magrath & Titus Chap. Atkins/524-1822 ing hand to a newcomer and show them how you live out your Sunday 11 a.m. Protestant Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Kincaid/526-8011 own “belonging” to the church. If you would like to help Sunday 11 a.m. Prot./Gospel Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Chap. Pair/526-2811 someone in his or her introduction to the community, please Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sun. School Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Dr. Scheck/526-5626 call Karen Habitzreuther at 526-4405 or Father Tim Vakoc at Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sun. School Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Chap. Pair/526-2811 526-5769. Sunday 6:30 p.m. PYOC Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Ms. Scheck/524-1166 Lutheran Confirmation Class — Confirmation class LITURGICAL PROTESTANT for youths from the Lutheran tradition Sundays at 9:30 a.m. at Sunday 10:45 a.m. Protestant Provider Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Bauer/526-5279 Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. New students will be accepted JEWISH through Jan. 28. For registration information contact Dennis For information and a schedule of Jewish Sabbath services, call the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel at 333-2636. Scheck, director of Religious Education at 526-5626. WICCA Youth of the Chapel — Activities for Protestant and 2nd and 6:30 p.m. Spiritual Barkeley & Ellis Ms. Costantino-Mead/ Catholic middle school and high school youths take place 4th Tuesday Fitness Center (303) 428-7703 Sundays at 1:30 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Protestant high school activities include Bible studies Sunday, For additional information, contact the Installation Chaplain’s Office, building 1550, at 526-5209. Normally, free child care 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial is available during on-post worship services. Chapel. Catholic youth classes meet at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Friday — Psalms 47 & Genesis 13-15 Provider Chapel — located on the corner of Ellis and Barkeley, is offering Spanish Bible study classes from 7 to Daily Bible Readings Saturday — Psalms 48 & Genesis 16-18 8:30 p.m. Fridays. For more information, call 526-3711 or In order to assist in regular scripture Sunday — Psalms 49 & Genesis 19-21 579-8477. reading, the following scriptures are Monday — Psalms 50 & Genesis 22-24 Awana — The AWANAs meet Thursday 5:30 to 7 p.m. recommended. These scriptures are part of Tuesday — Psalms 51 & Genesis 25-27 at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel for children in kindergarten the common daily lectionary which is through 6th grades. Contact Dennis Scheck 526-5626, Susan designed to present the entire Bible over a Wednesday — Psalms 52 & Genesis 28-30 Webb at 538-9306 or Jennifer Wake at 540-9157. Thursday — Psalms 53 & Genesis 31-33 three-year cycle. Jan. 18 to 25 — Week of prayer for Christian Unity MOUNTAINEER Community January 19, 2001 9 Chaplain’s Corner by Chaplain (Capt.) Douglas D. Gibson David’s life; therefore David was in hiding, perhaps in some. Most of us Americans worry about what kind of 759th Military Police a cave. David is hoping and praying for God’s protec- car to buy while never realizing the privileges we have. On numerous occasions I have been asked to read tion. He may have been losing confidence in God’s David reflected how God, as his shepherd, has pro- Psalms 23. This is usually at a funeral on behalf of the sovereignty. In this stage of living, David begins to vided in an overabundance. God quenched his thirst deceased. Never have I had anyone ask me to read this reflect back on his life. He remembers his time as a for gusto living by leading him beside still waters. In Psalm for a baptism or for any other occasion. shepherd and how as a shepherd he took care of his David’s time, he would take his sheep to water once or I memorized Psalms 23 when I was 8 years old. I flock. Through this reflection he remembers that twice a day, most often at a creek or major river. Sheep came to think of it as a Psalm for life not death. One through his life God has been his shepherd. David cannot drink from running water. So David would verse talks about walking through the valley of death. never went without a need being meet. God took care stamp his rod or staff on the ground three times. This To me that verse is to inspire confidence for living. of him as one of his flock. God provided meals and was a command to the sheep to lie down. Then David One of mankind’s greatest fears is death. That is not so even allowed him as a child to destroy a giant. would build a small dam to create a pool. He would with those who are Christians. Knowing that death has Yet, not only did God provide for David’s physical then tap his staff on the ground only twice to call the no sting, that to be apart from the body is to be present needs, he also laid him in green pastures. The green sheep to drink. with Christ, is a Christian’s greatest confidence. pastures being a reflection of clean, confident living. The living water of God’s Holy Scripture refreshed The world says, “Life is very short, go for the There is nothing more delightful to a shepherd and his David’s confidence. David, in his final words, sees gusto!” This way of living knows no limits, no bound- flock then finding green pastures. Green pastures rep- God’s mercy and grace following with him all the days aries, nor any consequences for the sinfulness of its resent a time of fulfillment and contentment. Every of his life. Because of this, he can now say what Job nature. Yet, for Christians this Psalm teaches us about sheep will have more than enough to eat. There is had said thousands of years ago, “If God has been my living in confidence. When we live in confidence we nothing more delightful to a shepherd than to have his great shepherd all of my past, then why would I even can live differently from the rest of the world. Our sheep fat and happy. God takes great delight in setting think any different now. I will walk with God the rest lives turn from fearing death to accepting and embrac- us down in green pastures. of my days.” ing the one that brings confidence to our lives. The We in America are like sheep in green pastures. In Jesus is the good shepherd in Psalms 23. Jesus as world lives as if there is nothing on the other side of many Third World countries both Christians and non- the good shepherd gives his own life to provide for his death. The Christian understands that there is some- Christians seek food underneath piles of trash and rub- sheep. He provided green pastures and still, living thing on the other side of death; and he is our confi- bish. Our poor in America live very abundantly in waters with his sacrifice. He provided a church where dence. comparison to their Third World cousins. As a chaplain his sheep can drink. He provided blessings that over- When I think of this Psalm, I think of King David at a homeless center, there were times when I had flow from within us to become blessings for those before he was king. He was running from King Saul, more food and clothes than I could ever give away. around us. In all ways Jesus is our good shepherd. He who is half crazy and half mad. Saul was seeking God had provided for the center’s needs and then is the one who brings us confidence in life and death. MOUNTAINEER 10 January 19, 2001 Community Claim When the movers deliver your household goods, make sure that they Form 1840R). Thoroughly inspect your items: turn on electrical items to ensure turned in your DD Form 1840R, to file a claim. If you are late in filing your From Page 7 have delivered everything. Have a copy they still operate; open the jewel covers claim, the government will not be able be paid for these items if they are lost. of the inventory handy and check off of your compact disks to ensure the Receipts and similar proof of owner- to pay you anything. the numbers of items when the movers disks are still there; check your fig- ship should either be hand carried or, at Fort Carson Claims Office is locat- bring them into your new home. urines to ensure they are not chipped. At a minimum, shipped separately. If you notice that any items are this point it is sufficient to state the gen- ed on the 1st Floor of Building 6285, When the movers have completed missing or damaged, note this on the eral nature of the damage, such as stereo on Woodfill Road, across the street packing up your household goods and pink form (DD Form 1840), which the — does not work.” There is no need to from the Elkhorn Conference Center loading them onto the truck, they will and the Colorado Inn. Call 526-1355 or movers will give you. Do not leave this get a repair estimate at this stage. present you with an inventory of all of form blank if you have missing or dam- You must turn in the reverse side of 526-1353 for more information. your belongings. You should check this aged items; the government uses this the pink form (DD Form 1840R) to Hours of the mandatory briefing: document carefully to ensure that it is form later to evaluate whether the car- your nearest Army claims office within Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m. accurate. Each line item of the invento- rier did a good job. There is no need to 70 days of the delivery of your house- ry will contain a description of what it and 2 p.m. (submit DD Form is (such as 3.0 cubic foot carton or unpack all of your items at this time; hold goods. Failure to do so will make 1840/1840R and receive documents for chair). For items of furniture, preexist- you can note additional missing and it impossible for the claims office to damaged items later on the reverse side collect from the carrier responsible for filing) ing damage will be listed using a code of the pink form (the reverse side is the your loss. As a result, the claims office Submitting Claims: Tuesday, 9 a.m. found at the top or bottom of the form (for example: sc, ch-6,8,9 means that DD Form 1840R). will not pay you for any items that you to 11:30 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m., the legs and right side of your chair are After the move failed to report within 70 days. Thursday, 1 to 2:30 p.m. (to turn in scratched and chipped). Examine the Unlike most civilian moves, where When you turn in your DD Form complete claims file with supporting pre-existing damages carefully, if the loss and damage must be noted imme- 1840R, the claims office will provide documents) movers have exaggerated the amount of diately after delivery, soldiers have 70 you with forms and information on fil- Emergencies/Non-local claimants: pre-existing damages, you should state days to notify the local claims office of ing your claim. At this point you will Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 your disagreement directly on the loss and damage. This means that after need to get repair estimates and other your household goods have been deliv- documentation to substantiate the to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. inventory, in the remarks section direct- ly above your signature. Do not argue ered, you have 70 days to unpack them amount of your loss. You have two Website: www.carson.army.mil , go with the movers; simply list your dis- and note and loss and damage on the years from the date of the original to Fort Carson links, then click on agreement on the form. reverse side of the pink form (the DD delivery — not from the date you Claims. MOUNTAINEER January 19, 2001 11 Military Testing aerial skills is a daily mission by Spc. Zach Mott so a change in training focus is stressed. The deploy- Squadron, 3rd ACR. Mountaineer staff ment in the Balkans was a peacekeeping mission, Each of the two types of aircraft being used dur- Testing their aerial skills is a daily mission of 4th while the mission of these soldiers now has shifted ing this gunnery — OH-58D Kiowa Warriors and Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, also back to a wartime thought process. AH-64 Apaches — are set up with different weapons known as Longknife Squadron, but each year the unit There are several soldiers, not just the pilots and systems. takes the time out to formalize this testing. gunners, who make each training exercise a success. Kiowa Warriors have .50 caliber machine guns, During an aerial gunnery during the cold of mid- Before a helicopter can leave the ground, the mainte- rockets, HELLFIRE missile systems and Stinger mis- December, these lethal soldiers — flying in their nance checks must be thorough and current, arming siles. While the Apaches use a .30-millimeter chain helicopters — fought it out in the air to see who and refueling points need to be set up and range gun, HELLFIRE missile systems and 2.75 inch rock- would become “Top Gun.” safeties must have prepared a course. ets. Gunneries are designed to keep soldiers’ skills “You can’t take one or the other away and have a During this gunnery there were 10 total engage- sharp and prepare them for upcoming deployments successful mission,” said Pfc. Kyle Emmer, Nomad ments in different combinations each time the crews and other real-world missions. Troop, 4th Squadron, 3rd ACR. qualify. These targets designed to test both the pilots’ “This is a building block in our train-up for NTC One of the factors that can hinder a flying crew is and gunners’ ability with each of the different (the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.),” snow, which they encountered plenty of during this weapons systems. said Chief Warrant Officer Jim Ryan, 4th Squadron, gunnery. “The crews are seasoned (in flying),” Ryan said. 3rd ACR. “You hover to stay out of the snow cloud, because “We’ve improved since our last (gunnery) and that’s This is the first large-scale training exercise the inside the cloud is like being inside a ping pong ball,” credit to the experience level. We’ve worked together regiment has conducted since returning from Bosnia, said Maj. Mike Swanson, executive officer, 4th for the last year and a half.” Battalion commander returns to Kuwait 10 years later by Spc. Carrie Fotovich Kuwait is forever etched into his mind. were beside him throughout the Gulf the United States. The coalition forces 14th Public Affairs Detachment “I can’t forget leaving, seeing the faces War. were successful in accomplishing the CAMP DOHA, Kuwait — For of families, watching the uncertainty in “Some of my most memorable mission of driving Iraq out of Kuwait. most Americans, memories of Desert families’ eyes,” he said. “Their soldiers experiences were of the night before Iraq suffered between 20,000 and Storm are composed mainly of CNN were going off to war. There was so the attack, spending time with the great 35,000 casualties; while the coalition footage of bombings in Baghdad and of much gravity in that moment.” soldiers of Team Alpha and knowing forces lost 240, which included 148 tying yellow ribbons to trees and car Though war had not been pro- they had the confidence and skills to be Americans. antennas to show support for “our ser- nounced, it soon became clear that war successful,” said Burton. Though U.S. casualties were few in vicemembers.” was inevitable — the purpose being to From where Burton and his platoon comparison to that of the Iraqis, Burton For some U.S. soldiers, though, eject Iraqi forces from Kuwait and lib- leaders stood, they could see the effects believes it’s important for people to memories of Desert Storm are of sandy erate the country. As escalation towards of the Air Force bombing and U.S. know and remember the reality that foxholes, oil fields ablaze and the hope a conflict started, it was largely the Army Artillery preparing the land for a was Desert Storm. “We breached Iraqi that they would be make it home to spirit of the American people that kept ground attack. They gathered around, defenses, faced the enemy and were again see the faces of their loved ones. soldiers going, said Burton. “There was looking across the border and com- successful,” said Burton. “I think it’s Ten years later, some Desert Storm the knowledge that an entire nation was menting on how much it “stinks to be important for everybody to know it was veterans such as Lt. Col. James B. behind us,” he said. “A great upsurge those guys.” a real war. The fears, the anxiety, the Burton, commander of Task Force 2-5, of patriotism was backing the “The ground was shaken; the oil worries about loved ones at home, the are back on Kuwaiti soil, still deterring American soldier.” That kind of unwa- fields were burning,” he said. “The concern for soldiers’ welfare — all that aggression from the north. At the time vering support along with the guys on the other side of the wire, was there. Nobody can ever say it was of the war, then Capt. Burton com- camaraderie between soldiers made the whatever morale they had before was not a war.” manded Team A, 3rd Battalion, 41st long days in the desert just a little bit now shot.” Editor’s note: The “Gulf War Infantry of Tiger Brigade, a mecha- easier, he said. The land war lasted only 100 Veterans” is the first of a series about nized infantry team. Now, walking the same ground hours, from Feb. 24 through 28, 1991. servicemembers who are currently The day Burton and his soldiers upon which he served a decade ago, The brevity of the campaign against the serving or working in Kuwait 10 years left the United States 10 years ago for Burton fondly recalls the soldiers who Iraqis brought shouts of victory from after the war. Engineers repair fleet of M60 tanks with bridge by 1st Lt. Daniel J. Curtis Jr. October the team returned to the Mountain Post to tions of the AVLB and thet bridge is mounted on the Alpha Company, 4th Engineer Battalion replace parts and bring the tanks to Fully Mission M-1 chassis. This new vehicle will allow engineers to The 4th Engineer Battalion, proud owners of one Capable status. keep up with the Abrams and the M-2 Bradley on the of the Army’s aging fleets, the M60 tank with bridge, The Corps of Engineers, like the rest of the battlefield. The M60 tank has difficulty keeping up was recently visited by a maintenance team from the Army, has many new, young soldiers who have no with the M-1 and M-2 while maneuvering across Tank-automotive and Armaments Command. experience operating or maintaining the AVLB. Most rough terrain. Affectionately known as the Armored Vehicle weren’t even born when the fleet was fielded in the The dilemma is that the Wolverine fielding will Launched Bridge, the M60 was running into serious early 1960s. These soldiers have no experience in begin in a year or two and end around 2015. The maintenance troubles. Charlie Burdette, team chief, performing the necessary maintenance at the operator Army plans to field approximately 500 Wolverines. and his team from Theater Army Command’s level, required to keep the AVLB running. However, the Army’s requirement for assault bridges Anniston Army Depot in Alabama made two visits to Mechanics trained to pull maintenance on tracked is 916. The fleet currently numbers just over 700 assist the 4th Engineer Battalion in maintenance of vehicles do not receive formal training on repair of AVLBs. With 500 Wolverines, the Army will need to the aging equipment. the AVLB. They are required to gain this experience keep 416 AVLBs operational over the next 15 to 20 An AVLB plays an integral role in the movement if fortunate enough, when sent to an engineer unit years. This rebuild is essential for the Corps of of units on the battlefield. It can span obstacles such which has the AVLB in its inventory. Because the Engineers and the Army. It is not a waste of money as ravines, creeks, streams or rivers a maximum of 60 average age of an AVLB currently in the Army’s when trying to maintain equipment older than most feet wide. Due to restrictions, the span cannot exceed inventory is 30 years, parts tend to be difficult to get. of the soldiers in today’s Army. 50 feet when an M-1 Abrams tank is crossing. A crew Most have fallen off the Army’s list of parts to pro- Today, all but one AVLB are Fully Mission of two combat engineers operates the AVLB, usually duce and are simply rebuilt. The remaining suppliers Capable. The one tank dead-lined is still waiting for an E-5 tank commander and an E-1 to E-4 operator. of AVLB parts are typically unwilling to produce parts. The 4th Engineer Battalion, especially the sol- The 4th Eng. Bn. was having difficulty keeping parts because of the low level of demand. diers in the Assault and Obstacle platoons, extend a its fleet of 12 operational for many reasons. A few Spending valuable tax dollars to overhaul the hearty thanks to the guys from Anniston Army Depot. obvious reasons for the operational trouble are attrib- M60 tank may seem a waste with Force XXI imple- Their professionalism and hard work reflects in the uted to a lack of experience of both mechanics and mentation underway; especially with all the money unit’s AVLB operational readiness rate of 91 percent. operators, the age of the equipment and the lack of being spent to equip engineers with the Wolverine. Questions pertaining to this article can be direct- quality parts. The team from TACOM made the trip The Wolverine is the replacement for the AVLB. The ed to Chief Warrant Officer Scott Suhr, the 4th to Fort Carson in June to inspect the battalion’s Wolverine has a bridge that can accommodate the Engineer Battalion Maintenance Technician, at 524- AVLBs and order parts for a future repair visit. In crossing of an M-1 Abrams tank without the restric- 2023. MOUNTAINEER 12 January 19, 2001 Military Infantry battalion increases combat readiness at Fort Hood by 1LT Paul Staeheli March NTC rotation. While at Fort Hood, the themselves for the numerous challenges ahead. The 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Bulldogs will conduct a month long train-up, which Bulldogs are anxious to get back into fighting mode Five squads from Bravo Company 1st battalion, will hone their Infantry skills, and build teamwork. and perform the duties they train for. Pvt. Eric 12th infantry (Mechanized) deployed Wednesday to Once the Bulldogs complete their training at Fort Hoffman, a Rifleman from 3rd Platoon said, “This is defend the Battalion’s reputation as the best in the Hood they will return home briefly, then deploy to why I joined the Army; to train and fight hard.” Army. the NTC. The NTC is a great training opportunity The Bulldogs worked and trained hard to prepare After returning from a successful National that will allow cross fertiliation of tactics, techniques, for the upcoming deployment to Fort Hood followed and procedures as they apply to Fort Carson and Fort Training Center rotation in October, the Bulldogs are by NTC. After its return from the NTC in October, Hood 4th ID units as we execute training. Staff Sgt. once again “barking” to get back into the fight. Bravo Company conducted vehicle and equipment Swift, the 1st Platoon Rifle Section Leader said, “The Captain Larry E. Glasscock, the Bravo Company services to get the equipment back into fighting con- NTC will greatly enhance our abilities to work as a commander said, “it was nice to have an opportunity team in a real-world combat environment.” dition. Several live fire exercises have been to return to Fort Carson and relax, but going to Fort The NTC will also provide an opportunity for the conducted to implement the lessons learned from the Hood will allow us to continue to develop our Bulldogs and the battalion to prepare for their NTC and refresh the standard battle drills. warfighting skills, and share the knowledge we upcoming assumption of Division Ready Brigade and Teaming up with 2nd Bn. 8th Infantry. will pro- gained from our last NTC rotation.” a future rotation to Kuwait for Operation Desert vide a great forum for both units to exchange ideas, Bravo Company will deploy to Fort Hood in sup- Spring. This real-world mission provides much of the establish new SOPs, and strengthen the Army through port of 2nd Bn. 8th Infantry, which is preparing for a motivation for the soldiers to train hard, and prepare teamwork and unit cohesion. Low-Income Energy Assistance Program available by Patricia Ann Randle families and individuals. The federal government and permanent, legal resident of Colorado. Financial Readiness the Colorado Energy Assistance Foundation provide Military families/individuals are eligible for Program Manager funds. Colorado Department of Human Services LEAP except families/individuals who reside on-post. Army Community Service administers LEAP in cooperation with Goodwill The qualifications for the LEAP program have been The cost of staying warm this winter is going up. Industries of Colorado Springs. changed this year to provide assistance to more fami- Natural gas prices have been near record levels since You may qualify for LEAP assistance if: lies so even if you have not qualified in the past, you June, more that double the price this time last year. In • your family income falls within 185 percent of addition, Colorado Springs Utilities has requested an the federal poverty level may qualify this year. To find out if you qualify for increase which could add an additional 10 to 15 per- • you pay home heating costs to an energy LEAP, bring an end-of- month Leave and Earnings cent to your heating bill next month. Low-Income provider or as part of you rent Statement to Army Community Service or call the Energy Assistance Program can help with winter util- • your assets are less than $5,000 (not including Financial Readiness Program in Army Community ity bills that put a strain on fixed- and low-income your home or your primary vehicle) and you are a Service at 526-4590 for more information. MOUNTAINEER Military January 19, 2001 13 Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers explained Courtesy BOSS Office Typically, the installation’s command BOSS councils are comprised of Events planned by BOSS councils The Better Opportunities for Single sergeant major serves as the senior mil- single soldier from major subordinated should meet the needs and desires of Soldiers Program supports the overall itary advisor to the council. An commands and separate units on an single soldiers on the installations. quality of single soldiers’ lives. BOSS installation Morale Welfare Recreation installation. Single soldiers have the Better Opportunities for Single identifies real quality of life issues and advisor is appointed to provide guid- opportunity to become unit representa- Soldiers councils have sponsored concerns by recommending improve- ance in planning activities, financial tives, volunteer to assist in planning an events such as soldier talent competi- ments through the chain of command. accountability, and marketing. event or attend BOSS activities. The tions, concerts, dances and trips. BOSS BOSS encourages and assists single Motivated single soldiers with strong Department of the Army BOSS may also coordinate with installation soldiers in identifying and planning for senior military and MWR guidance are Circular 608-97-1 defines the roles of commercial sponsorship personnel recreational and leisure activities. the backbone of the BOSS Program. the chain of command and MWR per- when planning some major events. Additionally, it gives single soldiers the Who may participate in BOSS sonnel at all levels. • Community service opportunity to participate in and con- events? BOSS councils often elect to par- BOSS COMPONENTS ticipate in community programs or tribute to their communities. All events are targeted at single • Quality of life / well being soldiers; however, some installations projects which make a difference in the History of BOSS Quality of life for single soldiers lives of others, the community and ulti- The BOSS Program was estab- (to include Fort Carson) also include deals primarily with those things that single parents, unaccompanied soldiers mately, themselves. BOSS members lished in 1989 to respond to the the single soldiers can directly or indi- have volunteered to take part in Big recreational needs of single soldiers, and single officers. Although the intent rectly influence to enhance their of the BOSS Program is for single sol- Brother/Big Sister, Special Olympics, who make up 35% of the Army. As the morale, living environment, or personal and Habitat for Humanity. Some coun- program was implemented throughout diers, events are typically open to growth and development. Some of the cils have developed their own programs the Army, it became evident that qual- authorized MWR users. issues addressed by BOSS councils which include sending packages to ity of life was the primary concern of What happens to the issues include dining facilities, education, fit- deployed soldiers and BOSS Against single soldiers. In 1991, the Chief of raised by BOSS? ness centers, soldiers’ quarters, medical Drunk Drivers. This component is vol- Staff of the Army officially expanded Issues addressed during a BOSS and dental care, commissary, and Army untary in nature and must be in BOSS to include all aspects of soldiers’ meeting are formatted and submitted to Air Force Exchange Service. Quality accordance with the installation volun- lives. BOSS members later began to the senior military advisor to seek reso- Of Life issues identified or raised dur- teer program. express an interest in participating in lution through the proper command ing BOSS meetings are directed to the community service projects. Recreation channel or staff agency. Issues that can- appropriated command or staff agency and leisure, quality of life, and commu- not be resolved at the installation level for resolution and resolved at the low- nity service are the core components of are coordinated with the installation est level. the BOSS Program. Army Family Action Plan coordinator • Recreation and leisure How BOSS works and may be released by the installation Recreation and leisure activities Installations establish a formal commander to go forward to the Major may be planned solely by the BOSS BOSS program, to include a BOSS Army Command AFAP. council or in conjunction with other council consisting of single soldier rep- What is the soldiers’ role in MWR activities. Soldiers assure the resentatives from installation units. BOSS? primary role in planning BOSS events. 1-19-01dt.qxd 8/21/2002 9:48 AM Page 14 MOUNTAINEER 14 January 19, 2001 FEATURE Remembering the . . Dream . Story and photos referring to Rising Star’s presentation, “If you were not by Staff Sgt. Gary L. Qualls Jr. moved, something is totally wrong.” Public Affairs Office She called King’s “I Have a Dream” speech “a call The Fort Carson community went through a heart- to action” and said “His message is really for all rending yet elevating three hours Friday by reliving the people. life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through speeches, “We must have the courage to forge ahead and musical numbers and a stirring theatrical presentation continue passing milestones,” Young said. in a celebration honoring King at the McMahon Young quoted King as saying, “Now is the time to Theater. make real the promise of democracy. Now is the time to Lt. Gov. Joe Rogers spoke at the celebration as did make justice a reality to all Americans.” Colorado Springs City Clerk Kathryn M. Young. Harmony in Motion provided soul to the Denver theatrical group “Rising Star” and Fort Carson’s celebration through lively Gospel renditions, including own chorus, “Harmony in Motion,” provided an original song written by a member of the group. Above: Lt. Gov. Joe Rogers gives the entertainment for the event. Rising Star set the tone for the celebration with a The winners of Fort Carson’s schools poster contest keynote address. theatrical performance depicting King’s life. The about “What Martin Luther King Jr. Day Means to Me” Below: City Clerk Kathryn M. Young were also honored during the celebration. Brittany presentation went through King’s childhood, his college speaks to the audience. Smith of Abrams, Phillip DeLeon of Beacon and years, marriage and significant events in his crusade as a civil rights leader. The audience was visibly moved by Jho’Len Visaya of Mountainside showed their winning the group’s performance. The actors and actresses in the posters. group portrayed King and the significant figures in his Rogers, the keynote speaker for the event, related a life with acute realism. recent experience he had, standing where King had Scenes such as the one depicting Rosa Parks’ been assassinated near the National Civil Rights adamant refusal to give up her seat in the Montgomery Museum in Memphis, Tenn. Bus System seemed to hit the mark with the audience, “It was an ominous and eerie feeling,” he said. many of whom weren’t old enough to remember the Rogers praised the United States and the role of the piercing oppression endured by black Americans in militaryt during his address, saying “Where would our King’s day. The actress portrayed Parks’ incident, which world be without the United States? I hope that we brought King to the forefront of American civil affairs, would always remain supreme in standing for with nearly all the exasperation and steely resolve that democracy.” Parks showed during the real event. Like Young, Rogers related experiences close to The audience laughed in spirited approval in another scene when a black man, who was participating him pertaining to racial bigotry and oppression. in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, said, “My feet are “My father fought on behalf of our nation,” he said. tired, but my pride feels fine!” “Yet he couldn’t go to school with white children, he Young, who was named one of the “Ten Most couldn’t swim with white children and couldn’t Influential African American Women in the State of purchase a home in certain parts of Little Rock, Ark.” Colorado” in 1999, related her own experience with “If we live up to what we say we are, it ought to be racial intolerance during the celebration and said, real,” the lieutenant governor said. Above: Rising Star cast mem Martin Luther King Jr.’s con in song during the portrayal sermons during the present mance featured many of the in King’s life, including h Luther King Sr., civil rights “Harmony in Motion,” Fort Carson’s own choral group, performs one of several Gospel numbers during Parks and former Attorney G Fort Carson’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. The music expressed to poignant emotions felt by Kennedy. members of the audience during the ceremony. Right: The audience at M stands during the King celeb MOUNTAINEER 16 January 19, 2001 Military $how me the money by Staff Sgt. Warren game. You may be helping to “Create a Millionaire”. How can you avoid this trap? There are several Wells Not you, but the person collecting the high interest ways. 4th Engineer Battalion rate payments that often go along with WAC. Create a budget that is realistic and stick to it. Command Financial Have you noticed all of the signs around town Calculate your debt to income ratio. Knowing NCO that say, “We finance E-1s and up WAC?” What does this ratio can assist you in knowing when you can Have you ever it take to be approved? A military ID card and the afford to take on more debt. wanted to be on a game ability to sign your name? Unfortunately many sol- Save. Paying cash for an item is not a crime. show? Well here is your diers with no credit history or a poor credit history Create a list of goals and save for them. chance. We are going to believe this is the only way to get credit. Is there any- If you decide that you can afford to take on more play “Who Wants to thing wrong with this idea? It depends on your point debt, shop around for the best interest rate. Create a Millionaire?” I of view. For a young soldier who wants (not needs) a Remember that the credit cards you are carrying will be your host and car or a new stereo, this is an opportunity to get it. with you are potential debt not potential spending there is only one ques- But, as a command financial noncommissioned offi- power. WELLS tion to answer. cer, I see this as the entrance to a long dark tunnel. Finally, learn who your CFNCO is. He or she has Here is the question: Interest rates associated with most of these loan the training and tools to help you create a budget, cal- What does the acronym WAC stand for? programs are very high. I have had dozens of soldiers culate your debt to income a. What a charmer come to me for financial advice after they signed on ratio and to look over a con- b. With approved credit the dotted line. Many soldiers find that getting credit tract before you sign it. c. What a chump is so easy that they apply for it at several places. A Take control of your d. What a crock low monthly payment is what they are looking for ... future. If you are going to If you need to use a lifeline, go ahead. This ques- and they get it. The problem is that they forget to add “Create a Millionaire,” it tion is too important to get wrong. 1+1+1+1. A single low monthly payment may be should be you. Did you choose the right answer? If you chose manageable, however, several low monthly payments For more information, anything other than “b,” you are not a winner in this can push a budget past its limit. contact your CFNCO. MOUNTAINEER Military January 19, 2001 17 Dining Schedule Weekday Dining Facilities Weekend Dining Facilities A La Carte Facilities Week of Jan. 20 to Jan. 26 43rd ASG Cheyenne Mtn. Inn (building 1040) 3rd ACR Patton House (building 2161) 43rd ASG Cheyenne Mountain Inn (building 1040) 3rd BCT Iron Bde. (building 2061) 3rd BCT Iron Bde. (building 2061) 3rd ACR Butts Army Airfield (building 9612) Exceptions Saturday Meal Hours Breakfast 8 to 10 a.m. Standard Facilities • Butts Army Airfield Dining Facility serves the Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. breakfast and lunch meals only. Dinner 4 to 6 p.m. 3rd ACR Patton House (building 2161) 10th Special Forces Group (A) (building 7481) • 10th SFG (A) meal hours are the same Monday through Friday. Sunday Brunch/Supper • The CAV House Dining Facility will be Meal Hours Weekday Meal Hours closed for repairs until further notice. Brunch 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri Thu Supper 3:30 to 6 p.m. Breakfast 7:30 to 9 a.m. 5:30 to 7 a.m. Lunch 11:30 to 1 p.m. noon to 1:30 p.m. Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Family members are cordially invited to dine at Fort Carson dining facilities. MOUNTAINEER January 19, 2001 19 Sports & Leisure Youth center basketball season opens Photo by Walt Johnson Opposing 10-to-12 year old players jump at the center circle to get the A member of the Fort Carson youth center Timberwolves sets himself first game of the season started. up to shoot a jump shot. by Walt Johnson Last year the youth center Mountaineer staff program had unparalled success and The 2001 post youth basketball this year could be even more season kicked off in high fashion successful according to Mark Swaim, Saturday at the post youth center as youth center sports director. potential hoops stars showed what “Last year we had a record they are made of in front of a nearly number of kids involved in the full house. basketball program and this year we This year the league willl have have signed up more than 100 kids three different divisions competing. than last year. We (the youth center) The 5-to 6-year old group will are really excited about our season normally be in action at 9 and 10 a.m. and what it will mean for the on the new gym floor adjacent to the development of all our young main basketball court. basketball players.” The 7-to-9-year old group will Swaim added the youth center has normally play their games in the main taken the challenge of helping the gym at 9, 10 11 a.m. and noon. The athletes improve in all facets of the 10-to 12-year-old teams will normally game very seriously this year. lace up their sneakers at 1 and 2 p.m. Beginning with the curreent There will be times this year when the basketball season and every season teams will play later than the times from now on, the youth center will be listed above and that information will using coaches who are certified in the be available in the Mountaineer. sport they are coaching. More If action from Saturday’s games information on that will available in are any indication of what people can upcoming editions of the Mountianeer. expect this year, there are going to be This week’s schedulefor the 7-to some exciting games played at the 9-year olds is: 9 a.m. Team B vs. Team youth center this year. G; 10 a.m. Team F vs. Team H; 11 None of the kids can dunk a a.m. Team A vs. Team E; noon. Team basketball quite yet, nor can any of D vs. Team I. them score at will, but they are This week’s schedule for the 10-to displaying the type of intensity and 12-year-olds is: 1 p.m. Team D vs. The 5-to-6 year old group played some exciting basketball games as fun attitude that will make the games Team E and at 2 p.m. Team A vs. they got the season off and running. what they are intended for-fun. Team C. MOUNTAINEER 20 Janaury 19, 2001 Sports & Leisure MEDDAC scores impressive victory by Walt Johnson Mountaineer staff The Medical Department Activities intramural bas- ketball team used a quick, fast breaking offense to an easy 59-52 victory over Howitzer Battery, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Jan. 11 at McKibben Physical Fitness Center. While the game itself was decided by seven points at the end, the game wasn’t nearly as close as the score would indicate. The MEDDAC team was a step quicker and its offensive and defensive execution was nearly flawless. At each step of the way, the MEDDAC team had more answers for what Howitzer Battery tried than Howitzer Battery could answer. Howitzer Battery tried to make a game of it late, by rallying within 11 points of the MEDDAC team with minutes and 30 seconds remaining in the game. MED- DAC was able to keep its double digit lead over the next two minutes and thrity seconds of the game, but didn’t realize the Howitzer Battery team would make one last run at them. With the score 53-43 and one minute and three sec- onds on the clock, Howitzer Battery cut into the MED- DAC lead over the next 30 seconds. Howitzer Battery got as close as six points at 55-49 with 22 seconds left in the game and it looked like Howitzer Battery might actually pull out a surprise victory. However, MEDDAC was having no part of any comeback or upset bid as they scored two quick baskets to take a 59-47 lead that held up for its victory. The MEDDAC team is quick on their feet and they Photo by Walt Johnson have to be because there isn’t anyone on its team over Medical Activity Department guard Brian McKoon shoots a jump shot over the defensive 6’2 ”. This means the team must rely on its quickness pressure of Howitzer Battery’s Solomon Simmons. not only to outrun teams but also to help get in position to out-rebound its opponents. the recent post Christmas tournament, was rebounding and getting good first shot The win was the first regular season victory of the year for MEDDAC. The opportunities and making them. team’s coach, Cedric Williams, said the key to victory for his team, as it was in “We got our big man, Snape, See MEDDAC, Page 21 MOUNTAINEER Sports & Leisure Janaury 19, 2000 21 MEDDAC From Page 20 involved tonight and we we were able to play a came out wanting to run. good team like Special During the recent Forces which finished Christmas tournament we second last yea, as well had a very good Special as we did. We know that Forces team down by 13 we can run and we can points when we were run- run with the best teams ning. We lost that game in the league. We can out because we ran out of gas rebound people if we because we only had six commit to rebounding people for that game.” but our main strength The MEDDAC group will be outrunning peo- is one of those teams that ple. We also have a lot of may just have the type of good shooters. Everyone talent that can win a on the team can shoot championship although the jump shot, and Snape they don’t have a lot of and (Aqua) Vass give us players who scare you solid players down low,” with their ability. This is Williams said. not to say the MEDDAC Williams, who just team is not talented returned from a stint because there is a lot of with the Continental talent on this team. Basketball Association It wasn’t a factor for and International the MEDDAC team Basketball Association against Howitzer Battery said the MEDDAC team but it will be a factor is looking to have a big against teams like the season this year and 984th Military Police judging from the way it and Headquarters, looked in the first game Headquarters Troop, 2nd of the season, that may Battalion, 3rd Armored not be out of the ques- Cavalry Regiment. tion. “We’ve only played No one should be three games together this terribly surprised to see year and we feel pretty this team make a lot of Howitzer Battery’s Jonathan Ballard, 2, heads toward the basket in spite of the defense of good about the fact that noise this year. Medical Activities Department’s Duane Snape. MOUNTAINEER 22 January 19, 2001 Sports & Leisure On the Bench Vikings didn’t lose the NFC title Sunday by Walt Johnson Mountaineer staff I couldn’t lose Sunday when the National Football Conference championship game was played in New Jersey between the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings. They happen to be my Johnson two favorite NFC teams, so no matter who won the game, I was going to be a happy camper. Some people may think that a Viking fan such as myself would be disappointed with that stinker of a performance Sunday, but a true Viking fan will tell you that they have no problem with the outcome. We are used to having our heart snatched out by this team. Two years ago it was a bad loss in Minneapolis to the Atlanta Falcons and this year it was the maul- ing in the Meadowlands. I can say one thing for these Vikings, they know how to lose in style and they are very compassionate to their fans while doing so. The Vikings didn’t lose the NFC championship Sunday in the Meadowlands.They lost the champi- onship three weeks week ago when the Green Bay Photo by Walt Johnson Packers handed them their helmets. Had the Vikings beaten the Packers that after- noon, the game would have been played in Cheering for the home team ... Minneapolis and maybe the outcome would have Members of the Fort Carson youth center 4-5 year old cheerleading squad get set to yell been just a little different. out an encouraging cheer Saturday morning at the post youth center. MOUNTAINEER Sports & Leisure Janaury 19, 2001 23 Mountaineer Sports Spotlight Tridents compete at Colorado College... Fort Carson Tridents swimming team coach Pat Burch, second from left, talks over strategy with Trident team members, from left, Kim Osborn, Jessica Moore, Courtney Teague and Matthew Nohava. The Tridents are looking for people inter- ested in being a part of the swimming team; contact Burch at the indoor swim- ming pool on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 5:45 p.m. or call the indoor pool at 526-3107. Photo by Walt Johnson Story and photos by Nel Lampe Mountaineer staff Between laser tag sessions, players pass the time with electronic games in the lobby of Laser Quest. I n quest of laser tag L ened, black-light playing field, called an arena, and tagging other players with aser tag is a lot like a laser. using MILES — the In the meantime, every tag is count- Multiple Integrated ed by the electronic equipment — 10 Laser Engagement points for each tag — nd misses are System. You get tagged and you’re out also counted. of the game. But in laser tag games at When the game is over, participants Laser Quest, being tagged is only tem- take off the electronic equipment and porary — the lights on your equipment exit to the lobby, awaiting the games go out, it vibrates and you hear a beep- results and checking out their overall ing sound. Momentarily though, every- standing, based on total points. Each thing comes back on, and a tagged player then receives a personal score player continues the game of high tech sheet, listing the tags you made and the “hide and go seek.” player’s code name, whether the tag Players from ages 7 and up enjoy was in front, back, shoulder or to the getting lost in the maze of the dark- laser, as well as the total score.. The score sheets also lists who tagged you, where, and the total tags you received. Listed on the monitor in the lobby are standings for all game participants so you can see how you stacked up in tagging and evasion skills. Laser Quest players listen for their Chris Noble, manager of the Laser scores following a laser game. Quest facility in the Rustic Hills Shopping Center, said participants Quest employee will “kit up” the play- begin the game process by checking in ers, and conduct the briefing. The play- at Mission Control and choosing a ers are briefed about the rules, how the “nickname” or “code name” (real equipment works, how to play and what names are not used). Mission Control to do if any problems arise. One or two inputs the code names into a “key” “marshals” are in the arena to assist which the player later inserts in the with equipment problems or to assist laser equipment pack. The key allows anyone who gets stage fright, has a players and their scores to be tracked. vision problem, loses a shoe or some- Players may arrive with a friend or thing similar. group of friends, or may just join other The briefing also serves as a way to players who sign up to play the next “get the players pumped up” for the game. There’s a maximum of 30 players upcoming game, Noble said. per game. Once the briefing is over and play- Once players are signed up for a ers understand the rules, they go into game Mission Control keeps them the arena, which is lighted with black informed as to how long before the lights, fitted with maze-type barriers game starts and when to arrive at the and decorated with black-light paints A pull-out section for Chris Noble, manager of Laser the Fort Carson community Quest, briefs players before they briefing room. Once in the briefing room, a Laser See Laser Page B-2 January 19, 2001 enter the arena. MOUNTAINEER B2 January 19, 2001 Laser dozen Laser Quest From Page B-1 facilities are in Canada now, and almost 50 which glow. To enhance the experience, fog facilities are in the and music are piped into the arena. United States. Noble advises participants to wear comfort- The Colorado able, loose clothing. He equates the level of Springs Laser Quest activity during the game as similar to an aero- opened about four bic work out. years ago in a former According to Noble, laser tag got its start in twin-screen theater Great Britain. The first laser tag facility in building. The remod- America was in Lexington, Ky., opening in eled building contains 1992. According to Noble, the owner of Laser four private party Quest, Greg Thompson, was interested in virtu- rooms, the briefing al reality equipment when he went to London room, the arena, mis- to check it out. He discovered laser tag, and sion control and the decided that was what he really wanted to lobby/game room area. invest in. He took over the London operation There is no snack A player seems pleased with his score after a Laser Quest game. and eventually relocated the corporation to bar; a few snack and Canada. Under the name Versent Corporation, drink machines are available. he expanded to the United States. About a Winter hours of operation for Laser Quest Players code of honor are Tuesday through Thursday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Laser Quest is open from 4 p.m. to 11 I will not run, climb or jump. p.m. on Friday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. The I will not sit, kneel or lie down. facility is closed Mondays, except for private I will not cover any targets. groups arranged in advance. I will not make physical In addition, groups may make special contact with other players. arrangements for private group activities to I will not use offensive occur before or after normal operating hours. language. Noble said that special activities are planned for school vacations, holidays and I will play hard, play smart special events. For instance, there’s a “Play All and play to survive. Day” for Super Bowl Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. participants may play unlimited games for $28 per person. Complimentary pizza and soft drink will be provided. Call 570-1115 for reservations or on line at www.laserquest.com . Another special activity which is quite popular, according to Noble, is the “lock-in,” which costs about $35. Again, attendees play unlimited games from midnight to 6 a.m., with complimentary food and soft drinks. Celebrating birthdays is another popular activity at Laser Quest. One of four special Assistant Manager Sharon James decorates private rooms may be reserved. The room is for a birthday celebration in a party room. decorated for the occasion, but no food is fur- nished by Laser Quest. The birthday package price of $11 includes two “missions” for each party guest (a minimum of six guests) in a reg- ularly scheduled game; a free pass for the guest of honor; a “buy one, get one free” pass for each guest; and use of the room for two hours. People may bring their own refresh- ments for the party. Or, as Noble observed, many party hosts elect to have pizza delivered to the Laser Quest facility. Other special packages are for groups of Chris Noble of Laser Quests fits a player with 10 or more, in which the game price is dis- laser equipment in the briefing room. counted; an exclusive game for two to 30 play- ers for $155; a triple game exclusive session for $405; or a quadruple exclusive session for Just the Facts $545. Call Laser Quest at 570-1115 to make • Travel time 20 minutes arrangements and reservations. Laser Quest offers memberships: join for a • For ages ages 7 and up fee of $20 for a year. Members get special prices for games ($5), one free game upon • Type laser tag signing up, and other benefits. • Fun factor ★★★★ (Out of 5 stars) Individual games are $7 for each player. To reach Laser Quest, take Academy • Wallet damage $$ Boulevard north to Palmer Park Boulevard. The facility is in the Rustic Hills Mall area, $ = Less than $20 near Albertson’s and Long’s Drug Store. $$ = $21 to $40 Between Constitution and Palmer Park. The address is 1605 N. Academy Blvd. $$$ = $41 to $80 A birthday party group enjoys refreshments (Based on a family of four) in between game sesions at Laser Quest. MOUNTAINEER January 19, 2001 B3 month at the Friendship House on post at 7 p.m. For are needed both on-and off-post. Free training; free more information, call Monica Hewitt at 382-1927. child care during training classes; a free starter kit and free use of toys/equipment from the lending The Fort Carson Waiting Families Program is library will be provided. An orientation class is here for spouses of soldiers on unaccompanied conducted the first Friday of each month at 1 p.m. at hardship tours and extended deployments. First Child and Youth Services, building 5510, on Harr Family Readiness “get together” is today from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Family Readiness Center, Building 1526. Call Avenue. If interested, call the Family Child Care offices at 526-3338. Center Barbara at 526-4590 for more information. The Community Craft Center has classes for Army Community Service offers a monthly The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers for public speaking opportunities within the Fort beginners to experts. Schedule and costs are as class on “Understanding the Immigration Process” every second Monday of the month from 11 a.m. to Carson communities. All training will be provided. follows: 12:30 p.m. Attendees will receive information on the For more information, 526-2311. Beginning Matting and Framing: This class is entire realm of the immigration process and the effect required before using the equipment. Jan. 27 at 1 permanent change of station orders have on the p.m. Cost is $15 and early sign up is recommended. Construction at Gates 20 and 4, to enhance process; petitioning for immediate and preference Basket Weaving: Saturday at 11 a.m. Cost is $10 security and force protection, is ongoing. Traffic relatives and assisting relatives and friends in plus supplies. will be restricted and personnel are advised to use applying for a temporary visitor visa into the United Ceramic Casting Class: Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. Cost is other gates to alleviate congestion. The States. For more information, call Joe Camacho at $12 and $1 per hour user fee. This class is for those construction will switch to Gate 1 after the inbound 526-4590. lanes at the other gates completed. The construction who would like to cast their own greenware. Children is expected to take approximately six weeks to under 14 and over 8 are welcomed with an adult. The Family Member Employment Assistance complete. Early sign up is recommended. Program will be conducting a Networking and Rubber Stamping: Cost is $3, children 8 years Achieving a Professional Image Workshop from 1 and up are welcome with an adult. The American Red Cross hosts health and to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The workshop will give specifics safety classes which include Cardio-Pulmonary on where and how to look for a civilian position Resuscitation, First Aid and babysitting courses. through the people you know and how to display the Annual leave donors are needed for Dawn For more information, call Bob Leavit at 524-1279. best image for the position you want. For registration Marcella Ann Orr, an employee of Medical and more information, call 526-0452. Department Activity. The leave is needed to cover her The Selective Service System has added a absence due to the exhaustion of her available paid change of address page to its Web site that allows The Family Member Employment Assistance leave. For more information, call 526-7246. young men to update their registration Program will be conducting a Resume Workshop information on line. Federal law requires that men from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday. The workshop will ages 18 through 25 notify Selective Service within 10 Annual leave donors are needed for Judith L. include how to write a cover letter, a variety of days of an address change. resume styles in which to showcase your experience Dutt, an employee of the Fort Carson Public Affairs which will hold the attention of the employer and Office. The leave is needed to cover her absence due many points on interviewing techniques. For Today is the last day Christmas trees can be to the exhaustion of her available paid leave registration and more information, call 526-0452 left at the empty lot at the corner of Wickersham following surgery. For more information, call 526- Boulevard and Chiles Avenue. Trees will be used in 8399. various habitat improvement projects around Fort The Financial Readiness Center presents a Carson. For more information, call 579-9088 or 579- Financial Planning Class for first-term soldiers from 9094. Annual leave donors are needed for Linda S. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at McMahon Theater. The class will provide financial readiness education. For Cellars, an employee of Medical Department Activity. more information, call 526-4590. Volunteers, ages 16 and older, are needed for The leave is needed to cover her absence due to the the Children’s Literacy Center to provide one-on- exhaustion of her available paid leave. For more one tutoring in reading to first, second and third information, call 526-7246. The Financial Readiness Debt Management graders. Winter orientations will be held in the Program is available to help active duty, family community room at the Citadel Barnes and Noble members, retirees and Department of Defense store Thursday from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. To volunteer, Annual leave donors are needed for Stacey L. civilians with debt problems. For registration and call 471-8672. Pipken, an employee of Medical Department Activity. more information, call 526-0449. The leave is needed to cover her absence due to the The Colorado Self-Help and Resource exhaustion of her available paid leave. For more The Fort Carson Equal Employment Exchange is a program designed to offset the cost of information, call 526-7246. Opportunity office will host a “Consideration of food in the Colorado Springs area. For every two Others” Program for civilian employees in hours of time volunteers give, they can purchase a January. To apply for the class Wednesday, contact food package for $15, which is usually worth Annual leave donors are needed for George the EEO office at 526-4413. The class will be in the between $25 and $50. For more information, call Bobo, an employee of Department of Environmental Pine Room of the Family Readiness Center. 526-4590. Compliance and Management. The leave is needed to cover his absence due to the exhaustion of his Miscellaneous Post Shuttle Bus service hours have been reduced effective Jan. 1. Service from 5 p.m. to 8 available paid leave. For more information, call 526- 1684. The Pikes Peak Chapter of the American p.m. will be eliminated. Service from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday will continue. Society of Military Comptrollers will hold its next meeting noon, Tuesday, at the Peterson Air Force Youth Base Enlisted Club. Maj Gen Everett G. Odgers, Help for single parent families. Family Advocacy Director of Financial Management, Comptroller, Air The American Intercultural Student Exchange is now offering assistance and problem solving for Force Materiel Command, will be the guest speaker. single parents Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. in building 1526. program is looking for host families for high school For additional information, call Dick DuBose at 556- Group discussions are held to address divorce foreign exchange students. The students live with 6175. recovery, remarriage, money management, stress, families and attend local high schools during their massage therapy and more. Free child care and pizza five- or 10-month cultural exchange experiences. are available. For more information, call 526-4590. Host families provide these students with a place to The Enlisted Spouses Charitable organization is going bowling Wednesday 6 p.m. at the Post sleep, meals and a loving family atmosphere. For Bowling Alley. The Enlisted Spouses Charitable Child and Youth Services currently has more information, call (800) 742-5464, or visit the Organization meets every third Wednesday of the openings for Family Child Care Providers. Providers AISE Web site at www.aise.com . MOUNTAINEER January 19, 2001 B5 Directorate of Public Works announces the fol- Join the team of future leaders who are graduates of lowing road closings due to pavement projects. Son the Army Management Staff College. Eligible are: Tay Road will be closed through March 30. Nelson, centrally funded DA civilians, GS 12-14s, with high from Magrath to building 8142 will be closed until potential and desire to make a difference (GS-11s March 30. Minnic will be closed until March 30 due may apply by exception). to construction at Nelson. Butts Road overlay, The next class is in May — slots go fast. Take a Cottonwood to the Route 1 and 5 intersection is few minutes to apply now on-line for the Sustaining CG’s Newcomers Briefing is today, at 1:30 closed until Monday. Base Leadership and Management Program. p.m. at the McMahon Theater. It is mandatory for The following roads will be affected by construc- Application information is provided on the AMSC all newly assigned officers and soldiers to attend. tion but not closed: Specker (Polio to Titus) until Feb. homepage: http://www.amsc.belvoir.army.mil . Family members are welcome, free child care is 15; Ellis (Ware to Harr) until Feb. 28 and Ware available by calling 524-0151. (McCullough to Ellis) until Feb. 28. For more infor- The Used Car Sales Lot is in the Mini Mall mation call Danny Moyer at 526-5115 or 526-9222. parking lot. Parking is restricted to motorcycles, cars The commander of the 10th Combat Support Hospital will host the Change of Responsibility and pick-up trucks with approved Fort Carson Ceremony between Command Sergeant Major permits. Permits are issued at a cost of $10 for a 30- Donald E. Spear III (outgoing) and Command Legal Notice day period. For more information call 524-1146. Sergeant Major Joel R. Jenkins (incoming) today, With deepest regrets to the family of Spc. 2 p.m. at Pershing Field. The inclement weather site Emmanuel Cruz, deceased. Anyone having The Army Career and Alumni Program is the Post Physical Fitness Center. Duty uniform is claims against or indebtedness to his estate Center now has set times for clearing. Monday the dress code. should contact 1st Lt. Christopher P. Hill at 526- through Wednesday, 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 6642. p.m., Thursday 9 to 10 a.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., The Local Officer Candidate School board is Friday 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. If you have scheduled for Feb. 14 and 15 at the Elkhorn questions, call 526-1002 or 526-0640, or visit the Conference Center The board is required for all Attention Korean War Veterans. If you would Web site www.carson.army.mil/ACAP/acap.html . applicants. Participants must report in Class A uni- like to receive the Korean War Service Medal, and form to appear before the board. All packets must be you served in the military between June 25, 1950, turned in to the 4th Personnel Support Battalion, The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club event and July 27, 1953, you may receive this medal at a Personnel Action Section, building 1118, room 317, calendar is as follows: formal ceremony sponsored by the Dutch Nelson no later than Feb. 7. For more information, call Cpl. All meetings are held monthly on the third Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association, and Nathaly Gaffke at 526-1906. Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the the Korean/American Society of Colorado Springs. Mountain Post Wellness Center on the second floor For more information, call the Dutch Nelson Special Forces briefings are held Wednesdays conference room in the Family Readiness Center. at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Chapter’s point of contact, Scott L. Defabaugh at Induction ceremonies and rehearsals are held at at Grant Library. You can apply for SF training as a 444-0399. McMahon Theater. All other events are conducted in private 1st class, but cannot begin training until you the main conference room of building 1430. For more are an E-4. For more information, call 524-1461 or Retiring but still want to serve? Junior ROTC information, call 526-2409 or 526-3887. 524-1462. employs approximately 3,200 retired officers and noncommissioned officers for its 1,400 programs. Reminder to all outprocessing soldiers: All The Army and Air Force Exchange Service, in Applications are accepted from all officers and non- conjunction with the Navy Exchange System, has commissioned officers honorably discharged from personnel are required to begin outprocessing the announced that the DPP card has been replaced by active military service for five or fewer years, or are installation 30 days prior to the date on the orders, the Military Star Card. More information is available within one year of retirement. Applicants must have a regardless of marital status or unit obligations. The at the Web site www.aafes.com . strong desire to teach and develop young people, Fort Carson Outprocessing Center is located on the represent the U.S. Army in the classroom and second floor of the Welcome Center, building 1218. Due to mandatory budget cuts, the DPW is community, be physically and mentally fit and have For more information, call 526-4462. reducing custodial service to buildings it is been approved as an instructor. For more information responsible for. Services provided will include Outpatient pharmacy at U.S. Army MEDDAC, call Capt. Kristin Bowen at 524-2694 or Sgt. 1st restrooms and common areas (i.e., hallways, Fort Carson will undergo a complete restructuring of Class Marcus Pitchford at 526-8626. stairwells, break areas, waiting rooms, and how prescriptions are obtained. Implementation of entranceways) only, which will be cleaned once a the new procedures begin Feb. 1. week. Service to reimbursable clients will not be Army license plate — An effort is under way to affected. For more information call Fred Buckner, bring a U.S. Army license plate to Colorado drivers Chief, CQA Branch, at 526-9241. who are serving in the active Army, U.S. Army Reserves, Army National Guard, or anyone who has Phone Book Recycling retired from these organizations. Currently there are The local phone company has established Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers locations at Safeway stores throughout Colorado plates for other services, but not the Army. BOSS meetings are on the second and fourth Springs to collect outdated phone books as a Thursday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Colorado Springs Special Interest U.S. Army community service again this year. The recycling Christopher’s. For more information on how you license plate, which is in the design stages now, will of phone books continues through Jan. 30. can become active in the BOSS program, partici- not be produced unless 250 people commit to buying The phone company has recycled more than pate in events or if you have ideas, concerns or the plates. Those interested in purchasing the plate 71,164,300 phone books since 1991. This figure questions, contact Spc. Amy Hafford at 524- need to add their names to the list in order to begin equals enough old phone books to fill a hole the BOSS (2677). production. There will be a one-time charge of $35 size of a football field more than 251 feet deep. payable at the time of the registration of each vehicle More than 2 million trees, nearly 945 million There will be Super Bowl Party at the Neon receiving the plates. Applications for the plates gallons of water, 472,230 barrels of oil and more Jan. 28, starting at 3 p.m.There will be great should be in by March. If approved, the plates will be than 553 million kilowatt hours of energy have giveaway prizes and other goodies. Call Spc. Amy been saved by people recycling their phone Hafford at 524-2677 for more information. issued starting January 2002, at the time of renewal. Persons willing to commit to purchasing the books through these annual efforts. plates in 2002 need to send their name, address, Fort Carson personnel and residents are A Boxing Smoker Competition is being county where they reside and number of sets they asked to recycle their phone books at Safeway sponsored by the 43rd Area Support Group locations in the community. The closest location Feb. 8, starting at 1 p.m. at the Post Physical will be purchasing to: Richard G. Wake, Sgt. Maj. to the post is the Safeway at South Academy and Fitness Center. Point of contact is Josh Mitchell (retired); 9790 Melody Drive; Northglenn, CO at 526-6584. Weigh in for the competition is 48 Highway. 115. 80260. Phone (303) 451-0084; E-mail: hours before the event. All physicals must be email@example.com . completed by the unit before Feb. 6. For more information and registration Call Spc. Amy Editor’s note: The deadline for submitting Hafford at 524-2677. Here’s a chance for career civilians to become “Briefs” to the Mountaineer is 5 p.m. Friday before more valuable to your organization and the Army. publication date. two-month session. The Deerfield Center offers low call 526-1233. impact aerobics Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Forrest Fitness Center is now offering “Cycle 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. The cost is $10 for a two-month Reebok” to all ID card holders. Classes are held six session. days a week, Mondays at 5 p.m., Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 5:40 a.m. and 5 p.m., Thursdays Fort Carson Youth Sports needs volunteer at 3:30 p.m., Fridays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 The Armed Services YMCA offers step aerobics coaches for several upcoming sports seasons. No a.m. Classes are 50 minutes long, and first-timers classes Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Meadows Park experience is necessary, as all leagues are should arrive 15 minutes early. For more information, Center from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $6 for a developmental. For more information, or to volunteer, call 526-9120. MOUNTAINEER B6 January 19, 2001 Paramount Theater “Cirque NuAge” is set for March 10, also at Denver’s Paramount Theater hosts Tim Conway Arnold Hall Theater. Call 333-4497 for information. and Harvey Korman from TV’s “Carol Burnett “Spirit of the Dance” is at the Pikes Peak Show.” They’re in the Paramount Theater on the 16th Center, 190 S. Cascade at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Street Mall in Denver Feb. 2. Tickets start at $45 at TicketMaster, 520-9090. Symphony Too old to have seen the Beetles”? For a quasi- The next Family Classic Symphony is at 2:30 p.m. look, catch the lookalike/soundalike band in “1964: Feb. 4, “Jazz and Swing,” at the Pikes Peak Center. The Tribute,” Jan. 27 at the Paramount Theater in Call 50-SHOW for tickets. Denver area theater Denver on the 16th Street Mall. Call TicketMaster, Theater “Annie Get Your Gun,” starring Marilu Henner 520-9090 for tickets. and Tom Wopat, runs through Tuesday at the Buell “Arsenic and Old Lace” is showing at Lon Theatre. Tickets start at $15; call TicketMaster at Soul music Chaney Theatre at City Auditorium, at 221 E. Kiowa 520-9090. James Brown is at the University of Denver St., The Star Bar Players production is at 8 p.m. Jan Wednesday. Tickets start at $41, through 19 ,and 7:30 p.m. Jan 20. as well as Feb. 2, 3 and at Denver Art Museum TicketMaster, 520-9090. 2 p.m. Feb. 4. Tickets start at $10, call 573-7411. “Painters and the American West” continues through Sunday at the Denver Art Museum. This spe- Ice racing Museum exhibit cial exhibit is included in the admission to the Denver The Colorado Springs World Arena hosts ice “No Two Alike: African-American Art Museum, located downtown at 100 W. 14th Ave. speedway championship racing Thursday at 7 p.m, Improvisational Patchwork,” is an art exhibit now Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to featuring motorcycles. Tickets start at $7.50; call at Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum, 215 S. Tejon. 5 p.m. Sunday, the museum is open from noon until 5 576-2626 for information. The exhibit features more than 20 quilts in traditional p.m., and Wednesdays the exhibit is open until 9 p.m. style. The exhibit is free as is the museum., which is For more information call 720-865-5000 or visit the Band concert open Tuesday through Saturday.Damon Wayans Web site at www.denverartmuseum.org The Air Force Band of the Rockies has a per- appears at the Denver Auditorium Theater Feb. 24, formance at the Arnold Hall Theater at the Air Force downtown Denver, 14th and Curtis Streets, tickets Stock show Academy Feb. 4, at 2 p.m. Part of its Winter Concert start at $30; call TicketMaster at 520-9090. Denver’s 95th annual National Western Stock Series, the concert is free but tickets are required. Show — which includes rodeos and horse shows — Call TicketMaster at 520-9090. Carnivale parade continues through Sunday, in the coliseum. The Parade entries are sought for the “Carnivale” grounds are open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily except Theatreworks parade set for Feb. 24., in Manitou Springs. There’s the last day, when hours end at 6 p.m. Admission to Danny Glover and Felix Justice are at the Pikes also a party in the park, with food, music and enter- the show grounds is $8 for adults and $6 for children Peak Center at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 in “An Evening with tainment. Call 685-5089 for information. under 12. Tickets are available from King Soopers Martin Luther King Jr. and Langston Hughes.” Call stores or (888) 551-5004 or online at www.national- 262-3232 for information. Denver concerts western.com . Rodeo tickets are additional, as well as “The Spinners and the Temptations” are at the some horse performances. There is also a parking Mining museum The Western Museum of Mining and Industry University of Denver’s Magness Showcase Theatre charge. Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. presents“How Things Work” Saturday, from 1 to 4 Fine Arts Center theater p.m. Visitors will participate in experiments and “David Clayton-Thomas with “Blood, Sweat & “Pippin” opens Feb. 9 at the Fine Arts Center demonstrations. Make your reservation at 488-0880. Tears” are on stage May 12, 7:30 p.m. also at theater, running through Feb. 25. Performances are The museum is at exit 156A, opposite the Air Force Magness. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 Academy’s north entrance. “Neil Sedaka and Dionne Warwick” take the p.m. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the door. Magness stage June 24 at 7:30 p.m. The Fine Arts Center is at 30 W. Dale St. Call the box Upcoming theater Tickets are available for the Magness Showcase office at 634-5583 for tickets or information. “Jekyll & Hyde” — the musical, is the Theatre at the University of Denver at TicketMaster, “Grease,” is set for May 4 to 20. Broadway show in the Pikes Peak Center Feb. 12 and 520-9090. 13. The next show will be “Footloose” March 30 and Pavarotti in concert 31. Call 520-SHOW for ticket information. Harlem Globetrotters One night only, Pavarotti is in concert in the “Porgy and Bess” is Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. in Arnold The Harlem Globetrotters are making an Pepsi Center March 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale Hall Theater at the Air Force Academy. Tickets start appearance Feb. 13 at 7 p.m., at the World Arena. through TicketMaster, 520-9090. at $15. Tickets start at $11. Call the box office at 576-2626. MOUNTAINEER January 19, 2001 B7 Pvt. Murphy Channel 9 daily broadcasts SCOLA, foreign by Mark Baker 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 Douglas Rule at 526-1241 or via e-mail at: Douglas.Rule@carson.army.mil . Program times will be published in the Program schedule for Fort Carson cable Mountaineer provided coordination is made one Channel 10, today to Jan. 26. week prior to publication. Mountain Post Magazine: Stories on and If you have story ideas for Mountain Post about Fort Carson soldiers, civilians and family Magazine, contact Richard Bridges or 1st Lt. Nadia members. Airs at 7 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., 7 Calderolli at 526-1265, 1253 or 2941, or email p.m. and midnight. Followed by a special on Army Chaplains. Nadia.Calderolli@carson.army.mil . Army Newswatch: includes stories on space If you wish to have a training videotape shown and missile defense, transforming the Army and on Channel 9 only, contact the Regional Training 2000 Army recruiting. Airs at 7:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., Support Center at 526-5111. 7:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. For additions to the Community Calendar, Air Force News: includes discussions with the please submit a clean, typewritten copy of the infor- Secretary of the Air Force, the Air Force Chief of Staff and the Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force. mation to the Public Affairs Office, room 2180, Airs at 8 a.m., 1 p.m., 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. building 1550, Fort Carson, CO 80913 or fax it to Navy/Marine Corps News: includes stories on 526-1021 no later than the Friday before airing the USS Cole, maneuvering Zodiacs and recovering time. World War II remains. Airs at 8:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., Mountain Post Magazine is shown on Adelphia 8:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. Community Calendar airs between program cable channel 13 or WANT-TV 103 on Monday at showing times. Also showing is a show on the 2:15 p.m., Thursday at 4:15 p.m. and Saturday at Chaplain’s Corps. 10:15 a.m.
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