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					 Vol. 55, No. 25    Published in the interest of Fort Huachuca personnel and their families. View online at www.huachuca.army.mil/usag/pao. June 25, 2009




                        News
 Current CG to remain here longer
                     Scout reports
     The chief of staff of the Army announced Tuesday
 that Brig. Gen. Mary Legere will be assigned as the
 commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence and
 Security Command at Fort Belvoir, Va. The Army
 had previously announced she would take com-
 mand of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort
 Huachuca and Maj. Gen. John Custer would com-
 mand INSCOM.
     With this change in assignments, Custer will
 stay in command at Fort Huachuca for an additional
 year.
     “I’m overjoyed. Both Audrey and I are very happy
 to stay at Fort Huachuca,” Custer said in an interview
 in his office. “We love the community. I know of no
 other place where an Army post and the community
 have such a mutually beneficial, symbiotic relation-
 ship,” he added.
     Custer had been looking forward to his new as-
 signment at INSCOM, but feels this change is an
 opportunity to see some of the innovations at the
 Intelligence Center over the past two years come to
 fruition. “We’re in a mega construction phase. Qual-
 ity of life for Soldiers is priority one,” he said. He                                                                         rom left, graduates Sgt. st lass rian inor,
 pointed out that the Intelligence Center will soon be                                                                                           r
                                                                                                                              Staff Sgt. ason win, Staff Sgt. ames Shaw, Staff
 a Wi-Fi® campus, continued improvements in hous-                                                                             Sgt. athew arnard, and Staff Sgt. ason alm
 ing and the construction of new pavilions at the old            One of five graduating Army enlisted pilots, Staff            sit during a eremony held une       atLibby Army
 Lakeside Club location.                                         Sgt. ames ernard, pilots the Warrior-A during                                      he
                                                                                                                              Airfield. They bec ame t Army’s first enlisted pilots
                                                                 training at Libby Army Airfield last week.                    sinc e WW .
 IMCOM officer appointed
     Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced                  Five NCOs graduate from Warrior-A UAS Launch and
 the President has nominated Lt. Gen. Ricky Lynch,               Recovery qualification course, historic event for Army
                See NEWS/BRIEFS, Page A12                            Story and photos by Stephanie Lawrence
                                                                                      Scout Staff
                                                                     Imagine piloting a multi-million dollar aircraft
                                                                 without ever stepping foot into a cockpit. Sound
                                                                 impossible? It isn’t for five Fort Huachuca non-
                                                                 commissioned officers. Staff Sgt. Mathew Barnard,
                                                                 Staff Sgt. Jason Irwin, Staff Sgt. Jason Palm, Staff
                                                                 Sgt. James Shaw, and Sgt. 1st Class Brian Minor
                                                                 were hand selected from a board of Army aviators to
                                                                 enter into training here that allowed them to become
                                                                 pilots of the Warrior-A unmanned aircraft system.
                                                                     The Warrior-A UAS is piloted via “stick and This Warrior-A sits in a hangar at Libby Army Airfield
                                                                 rudder” which allows for the aircraft to manually        hile another lies o erhead d ring La n h and
                                                                 take off and land. Once in the air, the flight of the     e o ery training last ee The air ra t is as large as
                                                                 Warrior-A UAS is monitored and controlled on a a reg lar air lane and is designed to er or armed             m
                                                                 series of screens by the launch and recovery pilot, re onnaissan e missions
                                          Photo by Eric Hortin
                                                                 an aircraft operator and a payload operator.                 pany C, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Battalion,
Soldiers challenge Soldiers                                          The Warrior-A UAS is unique in that it is as large as there are currently less than a dozen Army aviators who
Spc. Daniel Justice, representing 5th Signal                     a regular airplane and can remain on the battlefield sig- fill the role of LRE pilots. Because the demand for this
Command (Theater), grapples with his opponent                    nificantly longer than a typical Scout or attack helicopter asset has increased with U.S. forces split in Afghanistan
during the AWT portion of the NCO/Soldier of the                 while reporting battlefield developments. There are cur- and Iraq, the Army chose to allow a limited number of
Year competition during the Network Enterprise                   rently 13 of these $6.5 million dollar aircraft in various enlisted operators to train as pilots for this aircraft.
Technology Command Soldier/NCO of the Year                       locations around the world.                                     This is a historic event for the Army, as it is the first
competition held June 15 through Friday on Fort                      According to Capt. Shane Boyd, commander, Com-
Huachuca. Read about it on Page A8.                                                                                                                          See NCOs, Page A11
                                                                                                                                                       Community

Post living has aspects that make it special
                       Story by Cheyenne Pyatt                                                          open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to respond                                                             p.m. until dark. MVC will provide food, games and
                               Special to the Scout                                                     to emergencies. Their normal hours are 7:30 a.m. to                                                            prizes. Family Housing residents and members of
    During a recent interview with Kim Outlaw, a Fort                                                   4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding federal                                                             BOSS (Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers) are
Huachuca resident, and Carey Falter, Mountain Vista                                                     holidays.                                                                                                      invited. Enjoy hamburgers, hotdogs, jumping castles,
Communities’ marketing director, the “Scout” learned                                                        “The rent off post is typically higher than on post                                                        volleyball and basketball games, beanbag toss and
what makes living in housing on Fort Huachuca spe-                                                      for NCOs.                                                                                                      giveaways.
cial. Outlaw works for the Directorate of Emergency                                                         “You also have priority for admission into the Fort                                                           RSVP for the barbecue by close of business tomor-
Services as a supervisory police officer.                                                                Huachuca Accommodation School District, Falter                                                                 row by calling 515-9000.
    She has lived on post since January 2007. She says,                                                 explained”.
“It’s great because it is close to everything, and I feel                                                   Some of the benefits of living on post are a lot of
safe because there’s low crime rate. I live in Bonnie                                                   community events, and it is a secure facility. You also
Blink where it’s very quiet.”                                                                           get to meet other Army people and families.
    Mountain Vista Communities manages family hous-                                                         One family event sponsored by MVC happened
ing on the installation.                                                                                Saturday at the Murr Community Center where youth
    Falter said, “One thousand sixty five houses on                                                      made cards for Father’s Day. MVC supplied the par-
post are occupied, and the five-year development plan                                                    ticipants with tape, cards, markers and foam stickers,
calls for the construction of 201 new houses. The ranks                                                 and they took pictures of each participant by a flag and
of Soldiers who occupy the most homes on post are                                                       printed each one to put in the cards. About 20 to 25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Photo by Capt Isabel Pyatt
probably junior NCOs (noncommissioned officers);                                                         people showed up. Falter and two other counselors were
NCOs living on post make up 70 percent of quarters                                                      there to help with the event. This is but one of many                                                          Members of the Fort Huachuca community make
occupants. The average time that someone lives in a                                                     special events MVC will sponsor on the installation.                                                           Father’s Day cards at Murr Community Center,
house here varies.”                                                                                         The next special MVC activity takes place on July                                                          Saturday during an arts session hosted by Mountain
    Falter says this of living on post, “You have amaz-                                                                                                                                                                Vista Communities which manages family housing
                                                                                                        2. The Independence Day barbecue will be held on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       here. This was one of a series of events planned for
ing maintenance. They (maintenance department) are                                                      southwest corner of Lawton and Smith Streets from 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       residents here by MVC.

                                                                                                      What has been your biggest challenge as a
Scout On The Street                                                                                   noncommissioned officer?
                                                                                                            Sgt. 1st Class Sharon Williams




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HHC, USAIC Reserve Liaison
                                                                                                                                                                           Sgt. 1st Class Charles Gardner




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sgt. 1st Class Alexis Briggs
                                         Sgt. 1st Class Madril Smith




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Company B, 40th ESB
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sgt. Maj. Guy Farr
                                                                                                                    HHC, 40th ESB
                                               NCO Academy




 “Personally, it has been the                                          “I’d have to say encouraging                                          “I would say training,                                         “My time as a first sergeant                              “Taking care of Soldiers’
  short suspense, last second                                           Soldiers to stay in would be                                          moreso here, I know there                                      was challenging. I got to my                             Families while they
  tasks when you’re short                                               my greatest challenge as                                              are other things that we                                       unit and we had five people                               (Soldiers) are being
  staffed in the office.”                                                an NCO because Soldiers                                               have to do, but we still have                                  out of 72 (authorized). In the                           deployed. Making sure I
                                                                        are tired of back-to-back                                             to train.”                                                     first year, we built up from five                          take care of the Soldiers
                                                                        deployments.”                                                                                                                        to 36 trying to get the unit on                          down range. And at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             the ground, the logistics of the                         same time, making sure the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             unit, the training and trying to                         Families left back at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             recruit to fill the unit.”                                rear are taken care of.”

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                                                                                          News
   National Safety Month
   Vehicle regulations, fines to change soon
   Motorcycle, OHV drivers most affected
            Article by Master Sgt. Floyd Threat                  full reflective vest. This change is in line with the rest        An additional change affecting Fort Huachuca
        Operations Sergeant, Directorate of Emergency Services   of the Army which requires a full vest. Vests can be        Soldiers and civilians is the requirement to have
        Over the last five years, motorcycle accidents            of commercial manufacture or the old road guard vest        privately owned vehicles registered within 30 days
   and deaths have increased dramatically for U.S. Army          and must be brightly colored in hunter’s orange or          of return from foreign assignments such as Germany,
   service members. The fatality rate was just under             fluorescent green, yellow or pink. The vest should be        Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Japan and other
   20 for 2003; in 2008 it blossomed to more than 50,            clearly visible and should not be covered.                  locations. Vehicle registration within 30 days has
   according to the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety                  If a motorcycle or moped operator has a               long been the rule but in the last year there have
   Center Web site, https://safety.army.mil/. Most riders        backpack, a full reflective garment will be worn in          been a number of drivers who continue to operate
   use precautions to reduce those risks, but there are          addition to the 50 square inches of reflective material      vehicles with host nation plates beyond the 30-day
   some who ride on the edge with no regard for their or         around the backpack so it can be seen from the rear.        registration period.
   others’ safety. During June, National Safety Month,                 The only exception to wearing the full reflective           The 30-day period starts from the time the
   drivers should think and practice safety each time            vest is if the rider has on a brightly colored long-        vehicle is picked up at the port of entry and not from
   they get on their bikes.                                      sleeve shirt or jacket. Colors such as white, yellow,       the time the individual arrives on Fort Huachuca.
        In the coming weeks, there will be safety policy         pink, hunter’s orange or fluorescent green are              Soldiers and civilians can register their vehicles
   changes for motorcycle and moped riders on Fort               acceptable. Tan, beige or blue are not bright colors        in their home-of-record state or in Arizona. With
   Huachuca. Fort Huachuca regulation FH-190-5                   and therefore, unacceptable.                                the tax exemption form from vehicle registration,
   currently requires the motorcycle rider to wear the                 Effective July 1, it is mandatory to have the         registering vehicles is free for Soldiers and
   equivalent of 50 square inches of reflective material          off-highway vehicle decal on all-terrain or off-            Department of Army civilians returning to the
   around the body, usually the physical fitness strap.           highway vehicles. Directorate of Emergency Services         continental United States.
   One of a rider’s main concerns is being visible to cars,      personnel along with the Arizona Fish and Game                   Most people take pride in their vehicles and
   trucks and other motor vehicles. The new regulation,          Department will start strictly enforcing it. ATV and        in order to set them apart from other vehicles they
   FH-190-5, will require motorcycle riders to wear a            OHV drivers should get their OHV decals now.
                                                                                                                                                    See SAFETY, Page A10


Hazardous Materials Control Center reopens
                                                                                 Story and photo by Garlan Martens                to ensure a safe work area. Once a Memorandum
                                                                                             Contributing Writer                  of Agreement is established and the HMCC is in
                                                                 The Hazardous Materials Control Center has                       possession of Assumption of Command Orders
                                                             reopened its doors to all organizations and units                    and a valid DA Form 1687 (Signature Card),
                                                             on Fort Huachuca after a two-year closure. The                       organizations can be issued products as they are
                                                             facility, operated by V.T Griffin Services, the Di-                   requested.
                                                             rectorate of Logistics Base Operations contractor,                       “We are the single supply source for organiza-
                                                             closed in 2006 due to lack of funding. It officially                  tions purchasing hazardous materials,” Quintana
                                                             re-opened in October 2008.                                           added.
                                                                 The HMCC, located off of Brainard Street, is                         An additional aspect of the HMCC is to aid
                                                             designed to provide a centralized facility for Army                  organizations in complying with safety standards.
                                                             and civilian organizations to acquire materials                      For example, if a unit realizes they have an ex-
                                                             categorized as “hazardous” to support daily opera-
                                                                                                                                  cess inventory of hazardous material, the HMCC
                                                             tions and maintenance. Additionally, the facility
                                                                                                                                  personnel will assist the unit in identifying those
                                                             is equipped to receive common use materials that
                                                                                                                                  materials that can be added to the HMCC inven-
                                                             units or organizations must dispose of to ensure a
                                                                                                                                  tory and those that must be disposed of through the
                                                             “greener” and safer work environment.
                                                                                                                                  Hazardous Waste Warehouse, Directorate of Public
                                                                 “(The program) is all about trying to eliminate
                                                                                                                                  Works. Once that determination is made, excess
                                                             products that go into the waste stream,” stated Pa-
                                                             tricia Quintana, Directorate of Logistics, Supply                    brought into the HMCC is made available as cost
                                                             and Services Division. “Our attempt is to operate                    avoided inventory to requesting units.
                                                             a facility that people can use as a central location                     Frank Moreno, supply technician leader, added
                                                             to procure hazardous materials that are coming                       “We are only here to help. We want to help (orga-
                                                             onto the installation and provide an opportunity                     nizations or units) pass inspections.”
                                                             for customers to draw cost avoided inventory,                            Examples of materials considered hazard-
                                                             when available.”                                                     ous are: batteries (lithium and nicad), dyes, pest
                                                                 In order for Fort Huachuca organizations and                     control agents, chemical supplies, cleaning and
                                                             units to be in compliance with Army regulations,                     polishing compounds and preparations, paints,
                                                             they must be inducted into the Hazardous Mate-                       oils and greases.
                                                             rial Management Program and receive a briefing                            For a complete list of hazardous materials or
Karl Koch, Hazmat Warehouse Specialist, inventories supplies on the HMCC procedures and the organization’s                        information about the HMCC, call 533-1263. The
at the Hazardous Material Control Center. The HMCC, located responsibilities. Organizations will also receive in-                 hours of operation for the HMCC are 7:30 a.m.
on Jim Ave, recently re-opened after a two-year closure.     formation on procedures that can be put into place                   through 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.

www.huachuca.army.mil/usag/pao                                                                                                 June 25, 2009                                          A3
                                                                                                        News

NCO, family, help foster children in special way
                       By Jessica De Leon                                                                                              placed in back of the churches. Each paper tab has an
                          Special to the Scout                                                                                         item the donator can purchase and later drop off in
     Sgt. 1st Class Joe Galindo has been in the military                                                                               the wooden box. After the box is full, the Galindos
for almost 11 years and is currently assigned to Company                                                                               are contacted and go to pick up the items to drop off
B, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion as a 35T,                                                                                     at the organization to store and package. When there
systems integrater maintainer. He and his wife Danielle                                                                                are enough items, a group gets together, packs the
wanted to be foster parents after stumbling upon a picture                profit organization gives age-appropriate backpacks
                                                                                                                                       backpacks and leaves them with foster care agencies.
of Chris, a teenage foster child. The process of becoming                 with personal hygiene items, books, blankets, diapers,
                                                                                                                                       So far, the group has packed and donated several
a foster parent is long, requiring about 16 months. Like                  teddy bears, toys and many other items to help meet the
                                                                                                                                       hundred backpacks.
most military families, the Galindos would not stay in                    foster children’s needs of not only personal hygiene, but
                                                                                                                                            Joe feels helping the youth is important because
the same place for long, leaving them with too little time                comfort. This gives them things to call their own when
                                                                                                                                       he came from a rough background, making it one of
to finish the process of becoming foster parents.                          they make the new transition to a new home and being
                                                                                                                                       the many reasons that drives him. He states, “It just
     When Danielle stumbled upon the boy’s picture                        surrounded by new faces.
                                                                                                                                       wouldn’t make sense not to do it.” Another driving
and saw his big, bright smile, it was then the couple                          Each item donated is new and sealed. “We’re really
                                                                                                                                       force for the couple is their own personal convictions
decided they had to do something to help foster parents                   particular about what we fill the backpacks with, nothing
                                                                                                                                       and sense of responsibility.
and foster children.                                                      second hand because that’s not our intent,” said Joe.
                                                                                                                                            “I think teenagers (especially) may feel like
     “Most foster children are placed immediately in                      The non-profit program has grown greatly in the past
                                                                                                                                       they’re just a pain or nuisance to the foster families
their foster homes; at any time of the day or night. We                   few months. “The Backpack Outreach Program started
                                                                                                                                       but many volunteers write anonymous letters to go
saw the needs of the families and wanted to help meet                     out with a small group, then grew bigger to maybe 80
                                                                                                                                       with each backpack telling the child how they are not
those needs,” Joe stated. He described that youth arrive                  people,” Joe explained. The program began at their
                                                                                                                                       forgotten and how special they are,” said Joe. One
in foster home with nothing of their own due to the haste                 church and later spread to another church that had heard
                                                                                                                                       example of a teenager’s reaction to a letter received
in which children are removed from their homes and                        about it. More than 300 people in the community help
                                                                                                                                       was telling his foster parents that he had never been
placed with their foster families. Often, the youth are                   donate to the program. “Even through our economic
                                                                                                                                       told he was special to anyone, Danielle stated. Simple,
overwhelmed and disoriented.                                              crisis, people are still doing what they can to help make
                                                                                                                                       kind words to the teen made all the difference. “A three-
     Joe and Danielle decided in October of 2008 to start                 donations,” Joe said.
                                                                                                                                       year-old even threw their blanket in the corner that
a non-profit program, naming it the “Backpack Outreach                          Donating is simple. The Galindo family make
Program,” the name that first came to mind. The non-                       paper tabs, each listing one simple item. The tabs are                                See CHILDREN, Page A9




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                                                                                           News
National Safety Month                                                                                                         DeCA launches Li’l
Twenty new OSHA instructors                                                                                                   Heroes Baby
                                                                                                                              Program on July 6
added to installation cadre                                                                                                                    By Courtney Rogers,
                                                                                                                                            DeCA customer relations specialist
                                                                                                                                  FORT LEE, Va. – As part of an ongoing effort to
                    By Steven Nieto                             tion. This allowed 20 students to participate and become
                                                                                                                              emphasize that the commissary is a benefit for the whole
                  Installation Safety Office                     certified OSHA instructors in general industry.                military family, the Defense Commissary Agency is
    Safety comes in many forms and varieties, and                   Students included Soldiers, civilians and contractors     launching a new initiative effective July 6: the Li’l
training is required in all its different fields. The Fort       from various Fort Huachuca units and organizations.           Heroes Baby Program.
Huachuca Installation Safety Office teamed up June 8             The participants were able to exchange information                A new addition to the family brings not only more
- 11 during National Safety Month to bring together             with each other to create an improved safety network          joy, but also more expenses. As household budgets
safety specialists from around Fort Huachuca for the            on the installation.                                          tighten, the average savings of 30 percent or more
Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health                                                                            customers realize by shopping at the commissary helps
                                                                    “It was a really excellent course, and everyone
Administrations 501 Course training which trains the                                                                          families make ends meet. In fact, a family of four can
                                                                enjoyed learning more about safety. It will definitely
students to become OSHA instructors.                                                                                          save an average of nearly $3,400 per year by shopping
                                                                benefit Fort Huachuca in the long run, safety wise,” said
    This course is important to the 20 participants                                                                           at the commissary, based on October 2008 USDA fig-
                                                                Marilyn Jones of the Installation Safety Office.
because the students can now return to their units                                                                            ures for retail grocery store food purchases consumed
and organizations to instruct other Soldiers, civilians             The office is now scheduling the OSHA 500 Course           at home.
and contractors in the standards for general industry,          to train the trainer in the OSHA construction standards           “Customers have told us that the commissary is their
increasing the safety awareness and practices on Fort           and allow participants to become instructors of the           most important nonpay benefit, so we want to maintain
Huachuca.                                                       OSHA 10-and 30-hour courses in construction. The              that by supporting the whole military family as much as
    George Flora, Installation Safety Office, decided to         class will be offered July 27-30, and there are still slots   possible,” DeCA Director and CEO Philip Sakowitz Jr.
host the class here due to the high cost of sending per-        available.                                                    said. “We value the sacrifices these families have made
sonnel away for training. Flora was able to arrange with            If you would like information on registering, contact     for our country, and hope that the support this program
California State University, Dominguez Hills, to get the        Marilyn Jones at marilyn.jones@us.army.mil or George
course price reduced and the instructor to the installa-        Flora at george.flora@us.army.mil.                                                              See DeCA, Page A11




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                                                                                                          Column
Retiree Corner
Retirees still serving!
    The following topics are provided as a public                                                                                                  nance and delivery services.
service by the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council.                                                                                                          The Council agreed to join the Southern Arizona
    Retirees will be pleased to know that the new                                                                                                  Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery Association, and
Tricare for Life budget provides full-funding with                                                                                                 council members paid the annual dues.
no benefit reductions or fee increases. We must                                                                                                        Alton Dunham from the Public Affairs Office was
communicate with our legislators to preserve these                                                                                                 presented a Certificate of Appreciation to acknowl-
important earned benefits.                                                                                                                         edge his outstanding support of the council.
    A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of                                                                                                     If all goes according to schedule, a Chinese
the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center                                                                                                    restaurant should be opening in the Fort Huachuca
at Fort Benning, Ga. occurred on June 19. The city                                                                                                 Main Exchange complex next month. The parking
of Columbus, Ga., provided more than 200 acres                                                                                                     lot project in the complex should be finished within
of land for this site near the gate of Fort Benning.                                                                                               the next few weeks.
Before the newest Soldiers set boots on the parade                                                                                                     Sen. John McCain has been asked to be the key-
field, the ground was consecrated and dedicated in                                                                                                 note speaker at the annual Military Affairs Veterans’
a ceremony that saw veterans and descendents of                                                                                                    Day luncheon in November. Watch in future articles
veterans from eight of America’s wars spread soil,                                                                                                 for the date of that event.
which was collected from their various battlefields,                                                                                                   Don’t forget the Spirit of America Tour Concert
on the new parade ground.                                                                                                                          with the Charlie Daniels Band, Aug. 5, at Barnes
    The Council, with the support of the Public Af-                                                                                                Field House; and the U.S. Army Soldier Show, Aug.
fairs Office , will be doing outreach to the Wounded                                                                                               18 and 19; and Retiree Appreciation Day, Aug. 29.
Warrior Program. A representative from the program                                                                                                     The Fort Huachuca Retiree Council meets the
has been asked to provide an overview of the program                                                                                               second Friday of each month, 10 a.m., at the Di-
and areas in which the Council can best assist.                                                                                                    rectorate of Human Resources Conference Room,
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www.huachuca.army.mil/usag/pao                                                                                                                      June 25, 2009                                                              A7
                                                                                       News
Soldiers push to win NCO, Soldier of the Year titles
            Story and photos by Eric Hortin                  Army Warrior Tasks, day and night urban orienteering,           “When I first sat down, I was nervous,” said Pfc.
           NETCOM/9th SC (A) Public Affairs Office            and a board of sergeants major. The sergeants major         Carl Brown, representing 335th Signal Command
    After spending long, grueling days in the hot sun,       board did have one member that made it different from       (Theater). “After answering my first question correctly,
yelling and pushing themselves to the point of exhaus-       other boards; Staff Sgt. Lisa Morales, 2008 NETCOM/         I gained confidence. Confidence is the key to having a
tion, two Soldiers stood tall in front of a capacity crowd   9th SC(A) Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, was           successful board appearance. Now that the competition
Friday, in the Greely Hall Auditorium. Staff Sgt. Brian      on the board as a non-voting member, but her views of       has ended, it’s a relief… as if a boulder has been lifted
Hong and Spec. Daniel Justice, both representing the         the competitors throughout the week and on the board        off my foot.”
5th Signal Command (Theater), were announced as the          would be taken into consideration.                              During the ceremony, Spc. Tina McCoy and Staff
Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal                 Starting at 5 a.m. the first day of competition, there   Sgt. Miguel Garcia Jr., both representing 7th Signal
Command (Army) 2009 Noncommissioned Officer and               was no letup for the Soldiers. Nearly every hour of         Command (Theater), were presented a special award
Soldier of the Year, respectively.                           the next four days would be dedicated to competition        for their essays on how to apply safety in their personal
    The command held their annual competition June           events. Every one of the competitors faced challenges       lives. But at the end, it was Hong and Justice on stage.
15-18, on post, culminating with the awards ceremony.
                                                             during the week, and the AWT was one of the toughest        Each congratulated the other as they were announced
Sixteen Soldiers representing each of the commands
                                                             portions of the competition.                                as the winners. They were given a standing ovation by
and brigades from around the globe engaged in a series
                                                                 “My most challenging event was the Warrior Tasks        those attending the awards ceremony. Morales presented
of events to decide who would take the title and move
                                                             because they were both physically and mentally de-          each of the winners with the NCO saber, signifying her
onto the next level of competition.
    The ceremony honored all who took part in the            manding,” said Spc. Thorman Bannister, representing         relinquishment of the title and their acceptance as the
competition. Maj. Gen. Susan Lawrence and Command            311th Signal Command (Theater). “Not only did I have        command’s top Soldier and NCO.
Sgt. Maj. Donald Manley, NETCOM/9th SC (A) com-              to remember the task steps, I had to perform them.”             “I am so proud of my two that words cannot ex-
manding general and command sergeant major, along                The mystery task this year was combatives. It was       press,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Mari Washington, 5th
with retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Jack Tilley, presented    especially tough for the competitors because it came at     SC (T) command sergeant major. “All of the Soldiers
Hong and Justice gifts from the command and com-             the end of the day, after pushing themselves through        were outstanding competitors.”
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     “I’m honored and humbled,” Justice said. “But I         I didn’t know where my strength was going to come               Pfc. Carl Brown, representing 335th Signal Com-
can’t gear down because I have to keep going.”               from.”                                                      mand (Theater), grunts through another sit-up during
    All competitors were challenged by an Army Physi-            But almost all expressed relief once they walked        the APFT portion of the NCO/Soldier of the Year
cal Fitness Test, an M-16 rifle qualification, several         out of the board.                                           competition.

                                                                      Competitors push
                                                                      themselves through
                                                                      the two-mile run during
                                                                      the APFT portion of the
                                                                      NCO/Soldier of the Year
                                                                      competition.




                                                                                      Staff Sgt. Nathan
                                                                                      Dunkelberg,
                                                                                      representing 11th
                                                                                      Signal Brigade,
                                                                                      prepares his
                                                                                      ruck sack for the
                                                                                      urban orienteering
                                                                                      portion of the NCO/
                                                                                      Soldier of the Year
                                                                                      competition.




                                                                      Pfc. Carl Brown, representing
                                                                      335th Signal Command
                                                                      (Theater), carries a simulated
                                                                      casualty during the AWT
                                                                      portion of the NCO/Soldier of
                                                                      the Year competition.




A8                                       June 25, 2009                                                                                   www.huachuca.army.mil/usag/pao
                                                                                 Jump
From CHILDREN, Page A4                                                                                                                          Danielle Galindo
                                                                                                                                                (center) shows some
was from their mom after being given a new blanket,”                                                                                            of the items used
Danielle chuckled.                                                                                                                              to fill backpacks
      Joe and Danielle’s children, Joshua and Kaylin get                                                                                        for foster children
involved as well. “They will sit down and draw hearts                                                                                           while Sgt. 1st
and butterflies,” Joe stated. “ We like having our kids                                                                                          Class Joe Galindo
help choose the toys for the children close to their age,”                                                                                      is interviewed for
said Danielle. They felt having their own kids choose                                                                                           the “Scout.” Their
the toy items and blankets was great because they know                                                                                          children Joshua,
better what kids their age would like.                                                                                                          6, and Kaylin, 4,
                                                                                                                                                also assist with the
      Another driving force for the Galindos is, “These
                                                                                                                                                program.
(foster) children didn’t put this on themselves,” Joe                                                                                           Photo by Joan Vasey
said. Danielle added, “If I’ve learned anything out of
this, it’s that we’re all the same and all worth the same.
No matter what, these children are of the same worth
as someone (considered) first class. They’ve had to deal
with everything being stripped away from them, and
this can be the beginning of healing for them. We really
want this (Backpack Outreach Program) to continue and
not go away.”
      For information about the “Backpack Outreach
Program,” contact Danielle at 459-3562.

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www.huachuca.army.mil/usag/pao                                                               June 25, 2009                                                                   A9
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Signal units provide support for theater-wide network in OIF 07-09
              By Lt. Col. Linda Jantzen                    (C Company) of the ESB brings together signal               Information Systems Network and other enterprise
                    Special to the Scout                   equipment capable of supporting large command               services in Iraq. The same key communications
     The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion was           posts such as a Joint Task Force or an Army Service         components in are used in all 14 technical control
one of the first three signal battalions to undergo        Component Command command post. The Joint/                  facilities operated by the 40th ESB throughout
signal transformation to the new Expeditionary             Area Signal Company also brings a large cable and           Iraq. This commonality of equipment and skill
Signal Battalion configuration in 2007. Army               wire capability, which is in high demand around
                                                                                                                       sets later facilitated the transition of the 40th back
modularity resulted in the inactivation of signal          the world today.
battalions and brigades at the division and corps                                                                      to their tactical configuration and skill sets upon
                                                                The Army’s first three expeditionary signal
level, and it embedded network support companies           battalions deployed in support of Operation Iraqi           conclusion of their 15-month combat tour.
in corps and division headquarters, brigade combat         Freedom in 2007, demonstrating to the Warfighter                 A critical factor in the success of the battalion
teams, and selected multi-functional brigades.             their full spectrum capability. The 63rd ESB and the        was the continuity of knowledge and experience
For units or ad hoc headquarters which do not              44th ESB were attached to Multi-National Corp-              provided by contract employees. More than 450
have organic signal capability, the 40th ESB was           Iraq in support of corps and division elements,             Soldiers worked alongside more than 500 employees
created to “pool” tactical signal capability in order      including many remote camps and stations. The               from ITT, GDIT, and Data Path. The mix of Soldier
to provide that capability when needed.                    63rd ESB also provided a company in a more                  and contracted personnel allowed United States
     For the Signal Corps, the ESB presents                traditional ESB role supporting the 3rd Armored             Army Central to operate, maintain, and defend
continuing opportunity for leading and training            Cavalry Regiment, which has no organic signal
                                                                                                                       the operational base network in Iraq, Kuwait, and
signal Soldiers and for integrating the Army’s most        company, in combat operations in Iraq. Meanwhile
modern tactical communications equipment.                                                                              Afghanistan and provide tactical communications
                                                           the 40th ESB, along with the attached 69th Signal
     Signal Corps transformation was critical to           Company (Cable and Wire), deployed as theater               throughout the theater by augmenting the 160th
enabling Army modularity. When it comes to tactical        assets under the operational control of the 160th           Signal Brigade with just one ESB.
communications, it also eliminated the distinction         Signal Brigade and the tactical control of Multi-                The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion
between Echelons Corps and Below and Echelons              National Force-Iraq to operate and maintain the             demonstrated the flexibility, agility, and capability
Above Corps. Before signal transformation, ECB             strategic communications network.                           the ESB brings to warfighters at all echelons across
Signal Battalion equipment, skill sets, training                Having trained on tactical equipment in the            the full spectrum of operations. The 40th ESB was
and doctrine was significantly different from              months leading up to the deployment, the Soldiers,          the first ESB to deploy in support of a theater-wide
EAC signal units. The Joint Network Transport              noncommissioned officers and officers of the                mission, and together with its contract employees
Capability equipment in the ESB now replicates the         40th ESB and the 69th Signal Company, together
                                                                                                                       and the 69th Signal Company created a team that
capability of a brigade combat team and division           known as “Team 40th,” had to quickly adjust to
                                                                                                                       successfully accomplished the largest mission ever
network support company, which allows ESB assets           the strategic communications environment and
including joint network nodes and command post             become proficient in their mission as the Army              given to a single signal battalion. Their model
nodes to be employed to reinforce and regenerate           component network operations and maintenance                for supporting strategic, tactical, engineering
these units or extend their capability with line of        unit in Iraq. Fortunately, the skill sets developed         and installation requirements across the theater
sight transmission systems.                                during ESB fielding translated directly to the              should be considered in future mission planning
     Additionally, the Joint/Area Signal Company           battalion’s ability to effectively deliver Defense          and doctrinal updates.

May water use announced                                                                                                From SAFETY, Page A3
                                                                                                                       personalize them. However, drivers are reminded not
                    Scout Reports                          did not have to be pumped from the groundwater aquifer      to display license plates from different places mounted
    The water pumpage for May is 40,007,000 gallons,       (a water and energy savings) to irrigate the Mountain       on the front and back license plate holders. While it
or 122 acre-feet, and is equivalent to 1.3 million gal-    View Golf Course.
                                                                                                                       might look cool having an Arizona plate on the back of a
lons per day. The May 2009 pumpage is less than 0.1            Treated effluent delivered to the East Range Re-
                                                                                                                       vehicle and a U.S. Army Europe plate or a license plate
percent more than that pumped in May 2008 (121 acre-       charge Facility in May is 22.3 acre-feet. Year-to-date
feet); however, it is 50.6 percent less than the 27-year   delivery is 147.7 acre-feet. The year-to-date delivery      from another state on the front, it isn’t allowed and is a
(1982-2008) May average (247                                                          is 23.4 percent less than that   citable offense under the Arizona Revised Statutes.
acre-feet).                                                                           delivered during the same             In addition to the aforementioned changes there are
    Total water pumped year-to-                                                       time frame in 2008 (192.7        major changes in fines for traffic-related offenses.
date (January-May: 492 acre-                                                          acre-feet).                           These include:
feet) is 4.5 percent more than                                                            The water usage in May            Ten miles per hour over speed limit
that pumped during the same pe-                                                       was one acre foot more than           Old fine New fine               With accident
riod last year (471 acre-feet).                                                       last May. This reflects the           $75                   $165              +$150
    May water usage at the                                                            continued efforts of the Water        Failure to stop when person is in school crossing
U.S.D.A. Forest Service Air                                                           Wise and aggressive water             Old fine New fine               With accident
Tanker Station on Libby Army                                                          leak detection programs; the
                                                                                                                            $75                   $187              +$150
Airfield is 285,314 gallons.                                                          Energy Savings Performance
The year-to-date water use is                                                                                               Stopping/Standing/Parking Violations
                                                                                      Contract water saving initia-
381,181 gallons (1.17 acre-                                                           tives (replacement of existing        Old fine New fine
feet); this is 363,518 gallons                                                        water fixtures with high effi-          $75                   $125
more than was used during the                                                         ciency fixtures throughout the         Mandatory vehicle insurance (first offense)
same time frame in 2008.                                                              post) and the use of effluent          Old fine New fine
    Treated effluent reuse for May is 34.7 acre-feet.       instead of groundwater for waste water plant wash-down           $75                   $940 (maximum)
Year-to-date reuse is 112.4 acre-feet. The year-to-date    operations. The increase can be attributed to ongoing            Vehicle Registration Violations
reuse is 5.2 percent more than that reused during the      construction projects (barracks and family housing) and          Old fine New fine
same period in 2008 (106.8 acre-feet. This is water that   increased fire suppression activities.                            $75                   $565 (maximum)

A10                                        June 25, 2009                                                                               www.huachuca.army.mil/usag/pao
                                                                                                            Jumps
From NCOs, Page A1                                                                  From DeCA, Page A6                                           For more information on the program, and to sub-
time since World War II that the Army has produced en-                              will provide will make the commissary even more worth    scribe to the Li’l Heroes Benefit Bulletin, visit http://
listed pilots. For that reason, Boyd said these five NCOs                            the trip for them.”                                      www.commissaries.com/baby on July 6.
will join a select few in Army history. “This is a major                                The Li’l Heroes Baby Program will be featured on          The Defense Commissary Agency operates a
milestone not only for the Army but for Army Aviation,”                             a special section of http://www.commissaries.com that    worldwide chain of commissaries providing grocer-
he added.                                                                           will offer articles from the                                                          ies to military personnel,
    All of the graduates are former Shadow UAS opera-                               DeCA dietitian, Lt. Col. Karen                                                        retirees and their families in
tors, and have been deployed with Warrior-A detachments.                            Hawkins, and the agency’s                                                             a secure shopping environ-
During training they mastered such skills as integration                            home economist, Kay Blakley,                                                          ment. Authorized patrons
with other air traffic, basic piloting skills and air traffic                         as well as links to other gov-                                                        purchase items at cost plus a
control communication, he said.                                                     ernment sources providing tips                                                        5-percent surcharge, which
    The five NCOs graduated Friday at Libby Army                                     and advice to new parents.                                                            covers the costs of build-
Air Field in Hangar 1, in a ceremony attended by ap-                                    The highlight of this new                                                         ing new commissaries and
proximately 75 guests. Each NCO was the recipient of                                program will be DeCA’s new-                                                           modernizing existing ones.
a number of certificates and a leather aviation patch. All                           est e-newsletter: the Li’l He-                                                        Shoppers save an average
of the graduates will now head down range.                                          roes Benefit Bulletin. In ad-                                                          of more than 30 percent on
    During the ceremony, guest speaker Ken Brazell,                                 dition to linking commissary                                                          their purchases compared to
civilian instructor, UASTB, spoke of the accomplish-                                customers to the articles men-                                                        commercial prices – savings
ments of the graduating class. He said the class had 533                            tioned above, this monthly e-                                                         worth about $3,400 annu-
successful landings with relatively few bumps. Of the                               newsletter will provide access                                                        ally for a family of four. A
class he added, “They have the desire. You can have the                             to military-exclusive vendor                                                          core military family support
ability but without the desire you’re not going to achieve                          Web pages offering special savings for readers. This     element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits,
anything.”                                                                          information will help customers learn how to make the    commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance
    “I just stood back and watched them make some very                              commissary more worth the trip for the things children   the quality of life for America’s military and their fami-
nice landings. They were very professional the whole way                            need. Vendors will also be offering special thank-you    lies, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest
around,” he said during closing remarks.                                            gifts to subscribers.                                    men and women to serve their country.

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www.huachuca.army.mil/usag/pao                                                                                                                June 25, 2009                                        A11
                                                                                   News/Briefs
From NEWS/BRIEFS, Page A1                    resulting in the dispatch of public safety    demonstration and retreat. There is no       if you are interested in serving on the
                                             personnel.                                    charge to attend, and everyone is invited    School Governing Board, send a letter
United States Army, for reappointment
                                                Visit Sierra Vista’s Web site at www.      to bring their camera to film the horse-      of interest to:
to the rank of lieutenant general and as-
                                             SierraVistaAZ.gov or call City Hall at        back riding demonstration.
signment as assistant Chief of Staff for                                                                                                    Mrs. Trudy Berry
                                             458-3315.
Installation Management/Commanding                                                                                                          Cochise County Superintendent
General, Installation Management Com-                                                      OSR plans open house
                                                                                                                                            Cochise County School Office
mand, United States Army, Washington,        Fort hosts change of                              The Order of The Silver Rose in
                                                                                           Arizona, serving Vietnam Veterans and            P.O. Drawer 208
D.C. He is currently serving as com-         command
                                                                                           Families affected by Agent Orange Di-            Bisbee, AZ 85603
manding general, III Corps and Fort              Garrison commander Col. Melissa
Hood, Fort Hood, Texas.                      Sturgeon passes command on to Col.            oxin Exposure, invite the public to a cer-       Eligible candidates must be registered
                                             Timothy Faulkner in a ceremony at 7:30        emony honoring Vietnam veterans and          to vote in Cochise County and employed
                                             a.m. tomorrow on Brown Parade Field           Families accepting the Order of the Silver   or residing on Fort Huachuca in order to
BBB warns families of                                                                      Rose Medal posthumously on behalf of
                                             here.                                                                                      be eligible for appointment to the gov-
youth sports organization                                                                  their loved ones at 2 p.m. on Saturday at
                                                 Sturgeon has served as Fort Hua-                                                       erning board. However, no employee of
           City of Sierra Vista                                                            Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 Hall
                                             chuca’s garrison commander since June                                                      the accommodation school or the spouse
    Sierra Vista, AZ – June 19, 2009                                                       at 549 Veterans Drive, Sierra Vista.
                                             2007. She goes on to her next assignment
- Better Business Bureau of Southern Ari-                                                      The colors will be presented, and        of an employee of an accommodation
                                             as deputy region director, Installation
zona is alerting consumers to a Tucson                                                     refreshments follow.                         school may be a member of the governing
                                             Management Command West Region at
based youth sports organization, South-                                                        The public is invited, and there is no   board of that accommodation school.
                                             Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
west Youth Sports, which according to                                                      charge to attend.
                                                 Faulkner recently completed the Army                                                       Applications must be postmarked no
complaints filed with BBB, is canceling
                                             War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pa. He                                                   later than June 30 for consideration.
some of its youth sports leagues without
                                             previously served at Fort Huachuca as an      ASP to close for inventory
refunding participants’ registration fees.
                                             Unmanned Aerial Vehicle operations of-           The Ammunition Supply Point will be
    BBB has received 18 complaints since
                                             ficer, company commander and battalion         closed for quarterly inventory Monday        Military Women’s
Jan. 1 but has not received a response to                                                                                               Conference
                                             operations officer for the 305th Military      and Tuesday.
10 of those complaints. Most complain-
                                             Intelligence Battalion.                          Point of contact for emergency sup-           On Saturday and Sunday, the Arizona
ants claim to have never received a re-
                                                 B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Memori-        port is Aaron Thornton, 533-1843, or         Department of Veterans’ Services will
fund despite being promised one by SYS,
                                             al) will provide a closing to the ceremony    Manny Bringas, 533-2512 or cell at (520)     present a conference that will assist in
often for months on end. Complainants                                                      266-2959.
                                             with an 1880s-style pistol charge down
typically are requesting refunds of $60-                                                                                                enhancing the lives of military women,
                                             the parade field.
$150, depending on how many children                                                                                                    their families, caregivers, and will pro-
they registered. As of today, efforts to
                                                 The public is invited to attend. Motor-   School board seeks
                                             ists are reminded to expect disruptions in                                                 vide information that can be shared with
resolve unanswered complaints with SYS                                                     members
                                             traffic today during rehearsals and during                                                  other veterans and military personnel.
have been unsuccessful.                                                                        The Fort Huachuca Accommodation
                                             the morning tomorrow.                         School District is seeking applications          For information, contact Gabe Fors-
    Consumers who have questions or
concerns regarding SYS can contact their                                                   for two governing board member posi-         berg at (602) 234-8431 or at gforsberg@
BBB at (520) 732-9823 or visit www.          Range closures announced                      tions, as defined in A.R.S. 38-291(3),        azdvs.gov.
sierravista.bbb.org.                            Thursday: AA, AB, AC, AD, AL, AP,
                                             AU, AW, AZ, T1, T2
                                                Friday: AA, AB, AC, AD, AL, AP,
Renew alarm system permit
                                             AU, AW, AZ, T1, T2, T3
    City of Sierra Vista residents have
                                                Saturday: AA, AB, AC, AD, AL, AP,
until Tuesday to renew alarm permits.
                                             AU, AW, AZ, T1, T2
City code requires a permit within 10
                                                Sunday: AL, T1, T2
days of installation or activation of an
                                                Monday: AJ, AK, AL, AR
alarm system. Permits are $10 per year
                                                Tuesday: AJ, AK, AL, AR
per alarm; however, the fee is waived for
                                                Wednesday: AB, AC, AD, AJ, AK,
persons over 65. This fee is not prorated.
                                             AL, AR
Without a permit, you will be charged
                                                Range closures are subject to daily
a $50 service call fee for each alarm
                                             change. For information regarding range


  At The Movies
                                             closures, call 533-7095.

                                             RWBAHC closes for half day
      Showing at the Cochise Theater             Raymond W. Bliss Army Health
  for the next week are:                     Center will close at 11 a.m. tomorrow
       Today - 7 p.m.                        for Organization Day. If patient care
       Last Chance Harvey (PG-13)            is required, contact our primary care
                                             manager at 533-2433 for a referral to the
       Friday - 7 p.m.                       urgent care clinic in Sierra Vista. In an                                                                       Photo by Cheyenne Pyatt

       Bride Wars (PG)                       emergency, do not hesitate to call 911 or
                                             go to the nearest emergency room.               Soldier ‘hangs around’ during training
                                                                                             Spc. Cameron Sylve, Company B, 86th Signal Battalion slides across
       Saturday - 7 p.m.                                                                     a rope during obstacle course training Thursday, as Staff Sgt. Michael
       Notorious (R)                         B Troop retreat planned                         Anderson assures he safely crosses the obstacle. The “Move Over,
                                                 The public is invited to attend a Hall      Through and Around Obstacles” training prepares Soldiers for warfare in
       Sunday - 2 p.m.                       of Fame activity, tonight from 4 – 5 p.m.       an urban environment in which Soldiers employ these skills on a regular
       New In Town (PG)                      at Wren Arena. B Troop, 4th Regiment,           basis in the Middle East.
                                             U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) will conduct a

A12                                   June 25, 2009                                                                                      www.huachuca.army.mil/usag/pao
                                                                           AAFES
Army Air Force Exchange Service announces July 4 holiday weekend hours
   Launderette                                        Main Laundry Dry Cleaners/Alterations     Starbucks
   Always Open                                        Friday – Sunday - Closed                  Friday – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

   Main Exchange/Furniture/Outdoor Living             MCSS                                      Regimental Food Court-Anthony’s/Charley’s/
   Friday -- 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m.                        Saturday – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.              Popeye’s
                                                      Sunday – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.                 Friday - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  Main Store Barber Shop, Flower Shop, General
Nutrition Center, Optical Shop, Nail Salon, Alltel    Shoppette/Class 6                          Regimental Food/Anthony’s, Charley’s, Pop-
Wireless, Verizon Wireless                            Friday - 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.                eye’s
  Friday – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                                                      Saturday – Sunday - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
                                                      Main Gate Shoppette                        Monday - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
   Admin Office, Military Clothing Sales Store,        Friday - 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Main Store Beauty Shop, The UPS Store, Sprint
Phone Center, Cool Dreams Window Tinting, Bar-        AT&T Cyber Zone
ber Shop/Regimental Mall, Barber Shop/Greely          Friday – 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Hall, Greely Hall Café, Mobils, Cochise Theater
   Friday – Closed                                    Enterprise Car Rental
                                                      Friday – Sunday – Closed
   Beauty Shop
   Friday - Saturday – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.               Burger King
                                                      Thursday – 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  Wired Coffee/RWBAHC/Greely Hall/Mini Mall,          Friday – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Greely Hall Barber Shop, Laundry Dry Cleaners/        Saturday – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
MCSS Location                                         Sunday -- 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  Friday – Monday – Closed                            Monday – 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

   Regimental Troop Store                             Main Food Court-Robin Hood
   Friday – Sunday - 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.                  Friday - 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.


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Paintball shootout set for Saturday                             and finish on Site Monitor Road. The team is open to               The MCT team will hold an open audition at 10 a.m.,
    The Sportsman’s Center will hold the Summer                 active duty Soldiers only, and will consist of five men         July 6 at Johnston Elementary School Cafeteria, and will
Shootout One-On-One Paintball Tournament starting at            and five women runners.                                         cast local students to perform in the production.
9 a.m., Saturday. Entry fee is $20. This does not include           For more information, call Tom Lumley at 533-0040             The show will be rehearsed throughout the week,
rental equipment. Equipment and paint are available for         or e-mail thomas.lumley@us.army.mil.                           with the public performance of “Robinson Crusoe”
sale at the Sportsman’s Center. Prizes will be awarded                                                                         to be presented at 7 p.m., July 11, also at Johnston
                                                                Register for youth soccer                                      Elementary School.
to the top three finishers.                                          Registration for the Child, Youth and School Ser-
    For more information or to register, call Susan or                                                                            For more information, call Suzanne Crawford at
                                                                vices Youth Sports & Fitness 2009 Soccer Program is            533-4823.
Rob at 533-7085.                                                now in progress at the Central Enrollment Registration
                                                                Office, Building 52111. The program is open to youth            Bingo now open Fridays, Sundays
New frame shop now open                                         4 to 16.                                                          The FMWR Bingo Program is now open at Murr
    The newly-remodeled frame shop at the MWR                                                                                  Community Center starting at 7 p.m., Fridays and at
                                                                    For more information, call Brendy Santiago, 533-
Arts Center, Framing Solutions, is now open. Framing                                                                           1 p.m., Sundays. Bingo is open to all FMWR patrons
                                                                0711 or the CER Office at 533-0738.
Solutions offers custom framing, engraving, framing                                                                            and their guests.
classes and gifts.                                              Free spinning classes offered at BFH                              The café at Murr is also open during bingo hours.
    During the month of July, Framing Solutions is of-              Spinning is an aerobic, low impact, cardio, strength-         For more information, call 533-0255.
fering 25 percent off sports memorabilia custom framing         ening and fitness workout, done to music on a special-
from Little League to the big leagues or Pop Warner to          ized, stationary bicycle.                                      Register now for Steelhead Triathlon
the NFL. Bring in your autographed photos, jerseys,                 Barnes Field House offers free spinning classes                The Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Division will host
cards, baseballs and any other sports memorabilia and           Monday through Saturday.                                       the annual Steelhead Triathlon starting at 6 a.m., July
receive 25 percent off each order.                                  For more information, including specific class times,       11 at Irwin Pool.
    Framing Solutions is located in the MWR Arts                call John Hamilton at 533-0041.                                    This endurance event consists of an 800-yard pool
Center, Building 52008, Arizona Street.                                                                                        swim, followed by a 13-mile bike ride on a paved
    For more information, call 533-2015 or 533-5550.            MCT to present ‘Robinson Crusoe’                               course, and a final 3.1-mile run on a paved road.
                                                                    Fort Huachuca’s Child, Youth and School Services               Entry fee is free for active duty military and $15
Qualifying races set for Army 10-Miler                          will again host the residency of the Missoula Children’s       for all others. It includes awards, refreshments and a
    The Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Division is forming        Theater from July 6 to 11.                                     t-shirt.
a team to compete in the Army 10-Miler, to be held Oct.             The workshop and production will feature an origi-             Entry forms are available at Barnes Field House and
4 in Washington, DC.                                            nal musical adaptation of “Robinson Crusoe.” More that         Eifler Fitness Center.
    There will be three qualifying races to be held at 6        60 young actors/actresses will be selected to appear in            For more information, call Tom Lumley at 533-0040
a.m., Saturday; and 6 a.m., July 18. The races will start       the production.                                                or e-mail thomas.lumley@us.army.mil.




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TimeOut
Fit for life: Metabolism has effects on our bodies
                By George Colfer, Ph.D.
    Why is it that some people can eat without gain-
                                                            are successful at maintaining a healthy bodyweight. Re-
                                                            gardless of BMR, a calorie is a calorie and it takes 3,500
                                                                                                                             The metabolic process is of more concern to those
                                                                                                                         wanting to lose weight. As such, it is probably best to
ing bodyweight, yet others who eat less, actually gain      of them to gain or lose a pound. The other variable is       get the most accurate estimate for BMR. To be used
weight? The most common answer is “they must burn           the amount of physical activity and exercise performed       properly as a weight loss aid, it becomes important to
it off.” This is true to some extent. The “burn” has a      daily, which is not usually included in the BMR.             carefully select food sources by caloric content.
great deal to do with one’s base metabolic rate. Here,          The base or resting metabolic rate refers to the             Exercise also assists metabolism in two ways. First
everyone is different. Genetics plays an important role     number of calories burned during the functions of a          is the actual number of calories burned during exercise
in BMR, also referred to as RMR (resting metabolic          normal day to include eating, sleeping, sitting, walking,    and second, the residual effect of exercise can increase
rate).                                                      thinking, working, etcetera. For people who exercise         metabolic rate for several hours after exercise ends.
    We normally calculate metabolism by using gender,       daily, the extra calories burned will aid in weight loss         There is one other common sense aspect of me-
age, height, weight and activity level to estimate the      or require adding more calories to gain weight.              tabolism and that is to eat to fuel the body. In other
number of calories needed to maintain constant body-            A note of caution for those wanting to lose weight       words, don’t overeat. Stop when slightly less than full,
weight. Another way is to simply multiply bodyweight        -- by missing meals or using a starvation diet method,       choose your foods well, and keep active in work and
x 15, based on the theory that the average adult needs      you will actually slow down your metabolic rate. It is       play. This takes practice and discipline, but can be of
about 15 calories per pound of bodyweight daily.            important to eat on a regular basis, just eat fewer calo-    genuine benefit.
    Since oxygen is used in the metabolic process to        ries. When starvation is indicated, the metabolic process        Certain forms of exercise are better than others for
create energy, BMR can be determined by how much            slows to conserve energy by using fewer calories. Over       burning calories. Aerobic activities such as running,
oxygen is consumed while breathing. Many people             a sustained period, this will alter BMR. This is one         bicycling and swimming sustained for at least 20 to 60
will find their present caloric intake is excessive when     reason why many dieters gain more weight back after          minutes burn calories effectively. The intensity, fre-
compared with more accurate measures.                       losing some weight and then resuming normal eating.          quency and duration of the activity will determine the
    What this information tells us is the daily caloric     Keep in mind that food is body fuel and without fuel,        exact caloric count. The residual effect will normally
intake necessary to lose weight, gain weight, or maintain   the engine won’t run. Missing breakfast is the worst         depend on the duration of activity, whether it be aerobic
present body weight. BMR is somewhat irrelevant if you      meal to eliminate in a pursuit to lose weight.               or anaerobic.



     City to host Independence Day weekend events
     Veterans’ Memorial Park, Friday, July 3                                                    2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.         Sierra Vista Community Band Concert
     1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.       Cove Open Swim                                                 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.         Phil Cowan Flamenco Guitar
     5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.       Youth Talent Show                                              3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.         The Arthritis Brothers – Blue Grass Music
     7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.      Annual Street Dance with Train Wreck                           4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.         “God and Country,”
                                                                                                                              Theatrical & Musical performance by
     Veterans’ Memorial Park, Saturday, July 4                                                                                Christian Fellowship Ministry
     7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.         Pets and People Parade Judging                               5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.         KRYSIS – Klassic Rock
          (starts at AlphaGraphics parking lot, 2309 E. Fry Blvd.)                              8:05 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.         Fireworks – fired from Paiz
     8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.         Pets & People Parade to Veterans’                                                          and Stone Complexes
                                   Memorial Park, followed by Awards Presentation               9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.        KRYSIS – Klassic Rock
     9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.         Military Displays, Arts and Craft Vendors
     9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.        Entertainment & Food Booths                                 Paiz and Stone Field Complexes, Saturday, July 4
     9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.         Native Americans Blessings                                  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.      Beau Renfro & Clear Country Band
                                   by Red House Dancers                                        5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.      Live Broadcast on K101
     9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.        “God and Country,”                                          7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.      The 36th Army Band in Concert,
                                   Theatrical & Musical performance by                                                    Simulcast on KTAN
                                   Christian Fellowship Ministry                                                          (1420 AM)
     10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.       “Tribute to Our Nation,”                                    8:00 p.m. – 8:05 p.m.      “1812 Overture” with Live Cannon
                                   Daughters of the American Revolution                                                   Fire from the Fort Huachuca Honor Battery
     11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.       “Salute to the Union” Ceremony,                             8:05 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.      The 42nd Spectacular 4th of July
                                   with presentations, F-16                                                               Fireworks Show
                                   fly-over, and 50 State Salute                                8:05 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.      Patriotic Music Broadcast during
                                   by the Fort Huachuca Honor Battery                                                     the Fireworks on K101
           Noon – 2:30 p.m.        Chili Cook-Off Judging                                                                 (100.9 FM) & KWCD (92.3 FM)
                                   Followed by Chili Tasting                                   9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.     Beau Renfro & Clear Country Band
           Noon – 5:30 p.m.        Cove Open Swim
     12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.        Linda Dailing’s Traveling School of Voice                                      Schedule subject to change without notice.
      1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.        Desert Thunder Gymnastics &
                                   Cheerleading Demonstration

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                                                                                  Community Briefs
Attend concerts in park                                 For directions and Winterhaven access, call son for Nature Conservancy members and
   Enjoy the music at 6:30 p.m., Thursday             Pam at 249-5569.                              Cochise County residents.
evenings in June at Veterans’ Memorial Park,
off Fry Boulevard in Sierra Vista. Bring              Toastmasters meet here                                         Motorcycle enthusiasts invited
lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the sights             Toastmasters meet every second and fourth       The American Legion Riders is a group of
and sounds of Cochise County’s musicians.             Thursday of each month. The next meeting        motorcycle enthusiasts who are members or
Schedule is subject to change due to inclem-          is today at the Education Center , Building     spouses of The American Legion, American
ent weather.                                          21114, at the corner of Christy Avenue and      Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of The American
   Schedule: Tonight - Bill Cassidy (Country          Carnahan Street.                                Legion. At 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every
Western)                                                 For more information, call Gary Snyder       month including tonight, riders meet at the
                                                      at 538-4853.                                    American Legion on the corner of Canyon
MVC to host July 4th event                                                                            and Theater Drive in Sierra Vista.
   Celebrate Independence Day on July 2               Buy local produce                                  For more information, contact Mata at
with Mountain Vista Communities. Their                   Visit Sierra Vista Farmer’s Market every 236-8165.
Independence Day barbecue takes place on              Thursday, year round, from noon to 4 p.m. at
the southwest corner of Lawton and Smith              the corner of Carmichael and Wilcox. Meet lo- Breakfast at American Legion
Streets from 4 p.m. until dark. MVC will              cal growers and ranchers and take home fresh       The American Legion Post 52, at the corner
provide food, fun, games and prizes. Bring            fruit and produce, meat, plants and more.       of Canyon and Theater Drive, Sierra Vista,
your family along with a sun umbrella and a              To be a vendor or for more information, holds breakfast every Saturday from 8 to
picnic blanket. Enjoy hamburgers, hotdogs,            call 378-2973 or e-mail vallimac@cox.net.       10:30 a.m. Active duty military, veterans and
jumping castles, volleyball and basketball                                                            family members are invited to attend.
games, bean bag toss and giveaways.                   Visit Ramsey Canyon                                For more information, call 459-6050.
   RSVP by close of business tomorrow. Call              Learn about animals, birds, plants and the
515-9000.                                             history of The Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey Bird walk set
                                                      Canyon Preserve during a two-hour, docent-         Birders of all levels are invited to partici-
Join French club                                      led nature walk. Enjoy the forested canyon pate in upcoming bird walks sponsored by the
  Speak French? Want to speak French? Join            during all seasons. Walks take place at 9 a.m., Friends of the San Pedro River. A walk is
a French group. All levels welcome, from              Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from scheduled for 7 a.m. Saturday, and departs
beginners to native-speakers.Practice and             March through October.                          from the San Pedro house, 9800 E. Highway
improve your French, or start learning. Next             Meet at Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 90, Sierra Vista. There is no charge for the
meeting is at 10 a.m., Saturday, at Winter-           Ramsey Canyon Road, Sierra Vista.               walks, but donations are accepted.
haven Recreation Center 2.                               Admission is $5 per person; $3 per per-         For more information, call 459-2555.




                                       Photo courtesy of Army Community Service

                                                                                                                                                         Photo by Ty Hollan

  Kids can cook
  From left, Cameron Roberts, 10, Michael Roberts, 11, and Lloyd
                                                                                        Get that flag!
  Howden, 10 and Sarah Long, 9, decorate cakes during the                               Members of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Battalion attempt to
  SKIESUnlimited “Kids Can Cook” program June 8-12 at the                               run through the defense of Naco Station Border Patrol during Saturday’s flag
  arts and crafts center, here. The summer day camp program                             football tourney in which 11 teams played at Buena High School. Although
  allowed youth to get hands on experience preparing meals,                             they failed to capture first here, the former Commander’s Cup winners put up a
  learning basics of food preparation, sanitation and proper food                       strong showing in a tournament that also included law enforcement agencies
  handling practices.                                                                   from around the area.



www.huachuca.army.mil/usag/pao                                                                        June 25, 2009                                                           B2
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