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									      Pikes Peak Chapter
 Military Officers Association
          of America
     Post Office Box 15319
Colorado Springs, CO 80935-5319
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          contents |                                                                                                                                                   On the cover: Celebrating the season.

                         Mail to: Pikes Peak Chapter, Military Officers Association of America
                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Editor’s Desk ....................................................................................1     PPCMOAA Investment Club News ...................................................9
                                  APPLICATION AND ROSTER
                  MEMBERSHIP P.O. Box 15319, Colorado Springs, CO 80935-5319     DATA                                                                                                                  Focus on the units ..................................................................................1      Personal Affairs..................................................................................... 10
 Last Name:       MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION AND ROSTERReserve National Guard
                       First Name: Initial: Rank: Service: Active Retired Former DATA                                                                                                                  Upcoming events ...................................................................................2        Veteran’s Cemetery News ................................................................. 12
 Date of Birth:
 Last Name:
                                     Spouse 1st Name:
                                            First Name:
                                                                                 Telephone Number:
                                                                              Initial:      Rank:         Service:
                                                                                                                       E-Mail Address:
                                                                                                                                Active    Retired         Former       Reserve        National Guard
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Legislative Affairs....................................................................................3    ROWC News........................................................................................... 13
 Date of Birth:                      Spouse 1st Name:                           Telephone Number:
                                                                                                                       E-Mail Address:
                                                                                                                                                 State:                    Zip:                        Membership .............................................................................................4   Healthcare .............................................................................................. 14
 MOAA Nat’l Member No.                                                                                                                                                                                 2009 May luncheon coupon ..............................................................4                    Tap Report.............................................................................................. 14
 Street:                                                                                                       City:                             State:                    Zip:
 Pikes Peak Chapter: New PPC Member                     PPC Renewal         New MOAA National Member                         ROTC Scholarship Fund Donation $                     (tax deductible)     Upcoming events ...................................................................................6        TOPS ......................................................................................................... 15
 MOAA Nat’l Member No.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Tri-Lakes Satellite ....................................................................................6   Legally speaking .................................................................................. 16
                       MEMBER DUESNewRegular & Member
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                           PPC Renewal     – MOAA National Associate:     ROTC Scholarship Fund Donation $          (tax deductible)
                                                                                                                                                                                                       MOAA singles...........................................................................................6    ROTC Donations ................................................................................... 17
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    *Life Membership can be paid in 4 installments during the year
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          the editor’s desk |                                                                                                                                        Dave Batron, LTC, USA, (Ret)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  481-2753 lindavebat@msn.com
                                                                      THE                                        EAGLE                                                                                 I love the month of March. It’s the time to renew. I’ll tell you                                            seats this year – not just the 4 we have had for over 2 decades. I
                                                                      THE                                        EAGLE                                                                                 why. I could say it’s because winter is virtually over and spring                                           wish it were 6. My son-in-law, an Army major, will deploy for
 BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                     APPOINTED MEMBERS:                              ASST. PERSONAL AFFAIRS                            ASSOCIATED ORGANIZATIONS:                    is approaching; or Daylight Savings time has occurred; or be-                                               his 4th time this summer, and our daughter will live in Colo-
                                                                                                        Col. Jim Rix, USAF (RET), 265-1993
 Elected Officers:                                      CHAPLAIN                                                                                          PRESIDENT, ROWC                              cause the Red Sox and baseball are just around the corner. All                                              rado Springs with our 2 grand children for the next year. Our
 BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                     APPOINTED MEMBERS:
                                                        Col. Bob Mossey, USAF (RET), 576-6010           ASST. PERSONAL AFFAIRS
                                                                                                        PHOTOGRAPHER                                      ASSOCIATED ORGANIZATIONS:
                                                                                                                                                          Kathy Daschbach, 590-9522
 Elected Officers:Butler (RET), 352-9873
 Brig. Gen. Brad                                        CHAPLAIN RELATIONS
                                                                                                        Col. Jim Rix, USAF (RET), 265-1993
                                                                                                        LTC Jeff Wetjen, USA (RET), 481-9372              PRESIDENT, ROWC SINGLES
                                                                                                                                                                                                       very good reasons - BUT NO – none of those. Air Force foot-                                                 daughter, Allison, a former Army Captain and graduate of Air
 PRESIDENT PRESIDENT                                    Mr. Bob Mossey, USAF (RET), 576-6010
                                                        Col.Earl Turner, 352-7712                       CPT Max Borysko, USA
                                                                                                        PHOTOGRAPHER (RET), 303-647-0405                  KathyJeffers, 481-4014
                                                                                                                                                          Geri Daschbach, 590-9522                     ball! We love Air Force Football. We have been season ticket                                                Academy High School, is as excited about being reunited with
 FIRST VICE                                                                                             CDR Richard Cooper, USN 481-9372
                                                                                                        LTC Jeff Wetjen, USA (RET),(RET), 572-5104
 Brig. Lennie Coleman, USAF (RET), 487-1657
 Col. Gen. Brad Butler (RET), 352-9873                  Col. Brian Louf, USMC (RET),
                                                        CORPORATE RELATIONS 235-6788                                                                      PRESIDENT, MOAA SINGLES
                                                                                                                                                          SCHOLARSHIP CHAIRMAN                         holders since 1987 when we arrived here from Northern Virgin-                                               AFA football as she is about being a little closer to home for a
                                                        Mr. Earl Turner, 352-7712                       CPT Max Borysko, USA (RET), 303-647-0405
                                                                                                        RESERVE RETIREMENT ADVISOR                        Geri Jeffers, 481-4014
 FIRST VICE PRESIDENT                                   CIRCULATION MANAGER                                                                               Dick Spearel, 488-3364
 SECOND VICE PRESIDENT                                                                                  CDR Richard Cooper, USN (RET), 572-5104
 LTC Dave Coleman, USAF (RET), 487-1657
 Col. LennieBatron, USA (RET), 481-2753                 CDR Rex Louf, USMC (RET), 579-0816
                                                        Col. Brian Cramer, USN(RET), 235-6788                                                             SCHOLARSHIP CHAIRMAN
                                                                                                                                                          INVESTMENT CLUB                              ia. We didn’t miss a home game for 19 years. We were late to                                                while. She wants her daughters to see the pageantry, the emo-
                                                                                                        RESERVE RETIREMENT ADVISOR
                                                                                                        PUBLIC AFFAIRS                                    Dick Spearel, 488-3364
                                                                                                                                                          Jim Kennedy
                                                        CIRCULATION MANAGER
                                                        HISTORIAN/SCRAPBOOK                             Vacant Borysko, USA (RET), 303-647-0405
                                                                                                        CPT Max                                                                                        a Notre Dame game and had to park in Kansas -- once. We saw                                                 tion, the courage, the character, the teamwork, the ‘no excuses’
 LTC Dave Batron, USAUSNR (RET), 572-5104               CPT Rex Cramer, USA (RET)
                                                        CDR Max Borysko, USN (RET), 579-0816                                                              INVESTMENT CLUB
                                                                                                                                                          THE EAGLE NEWSLETTER:
 CDR Richard Cooper, (RET), 481-2753                                                                    PUBLIC AFFAIRS
                                                                                                        SERGEANT-AT-ARMS                                                                               Dee Dowis score 6 touchdowns against San Diego State. We                                                    hard work, and faith in one another that happens at Falcon Sta-
                                                        LEGAL ADVISOR                                                                                     Jim Kennedy
 SATELLITE CHAIR — TRI-LAKES                                                                            CPT Max Borysko, USA (RET), 303-647-0405          EDITOR
 SECRETARY                                                                                              CW4 Junius Parker, USA (RET) 634-8405             THE Dave Batron, USA (RET), 481-2753         saw Beau Morgan and his team mates take CSU apart on a cold                                                 dium as much as we do. That’s what we all love about Falcon
 CDR Richard Cooper, USNR (RET), 572-5104               Col. Max Borysko, USA
                                                        CPT Skip Morgan, USAF (RET) 473-1986                                                              LTC EAGLE NEWSLETTER:
 Mr. Ureil Moore                                                                                        SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
                                                        LEGAL ADVISOR
                                                        LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS                                                                               EDITOR
                                                                                                                                                          CIRCULATION MANAGER                          night in Fort Collins, 26-0, after losing a heart breaker the year                                          Football -- the development of warriors whose interests are way
 TREASURER                                              Col. Skip Morgan, USAF (RET) 473-1986           CW4 Junius Parker, USA (RET) 634-8405
                                                                                                        LTC Mike McKay, USA (RET) 596-3914
                                                             Ed Lorenz, USA (RET) 597-1336                                                                CDR Rex Batron, USN, 579-0816
                                                                                                                                                          LTC DaveKramer, USA (RET), 481-2753
 CDR Bill Moore
 Mr. Ureil Hyland, USN (RET), 597-5585                                                                  SPORTS                                                                                         before at Falcon Stadium. The list of memories is endless.                                                  above and beyond themselves. We’ll be there – on the west
                                                        LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS                             TOPS MENTORS / LIAISON                            CIRCULATION MANAGER
 TREASURER TREASURER                                                                                    LTC Mike McKay, USA USA (RET) 282-0447            DESIGN
 ASSISTANT                                              Col. Ed Lorenz, USA (RET) 597-1336                   Doug Bonebrake, (RET) 596-3914               CDR Rex Printing Bill Brown, President       The good news is that the AFA Ticket Office sent out its email                                              side, behind the Falcon bench (thank you, Coach) Level F, Sec-
 CDR Bill Hyland, USN (RET), 597-5585                        Jack Madison, USA (RET) 473-2751                                                             Tri-Lakes Kramer, USN, 579-0816
 Karin Manning, 574-1986                                                                                Kirby MENTORS / LIAISON
                                                                                                        TOPSShineman, 369-8103                            488-2544
                                                        LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS
                                                        MEDICAL ADVISOR
                                                                                                        TRAVEL Bonebrake, USA
                                                                                                        LTC DougCOORDINATOR (RET) 282-0447
                                                                                                                                                          DESIGN                                       advising us it’s time to renew! The GREAT news is we need 5                                                 tion 10, in Rows B and C. I love March. It’s time to renew.
                                                        Col. Jack Madison, USA (RET) 473-2751
                                                        Vacant                                                                                            Tri-Lakes Printing Bill Brown, President
 Karin Manning, 574-1986 (RET),
 Lt.Col. Bob Nelson, USMC                                                                               Kirby Shineman, 369-8103
                                                                                                        Gene Finkelstein, 594-4505
                                                        MEDICAL ADVISOR ADVISOR                                                                           488-2544

                                                                                                                                                                                                           focus on the units |
 322-4130                                                          BENEFITS                                                                               ROWC
 MEMBERSHIP CHAIR                                       VacantJack Artman, USAF (RET), 597-4791
                                                                                                        TRAVEL COORDINATOR
                                                                                                        WEB MASTER
                                                                                                        Gene Finkelstein, 594-4505 (RET),
                                                                                                                                                          CONTRIBUTORS: 597-1336
                                                                                                                                                          Mrs. Bettie Lorenz,                                                                                                                                                        Max Borysko, CPT (Ret) USA
 Lt.Col. Bob Nelson, USMC (RET),                                                                        Lt.Col. Bob Nelson, USMC
 Clara Remele 473-4515                                  MEDICAL BENEFITS ADVISOR
                                                        PERSONAL AFFAIRS                                322-4130                                          ROWC SINGLES
                                                                                                                                                          MOAA                                                                                                                                                                 303-647-0405 aborysko@msn.com
                                                        Capt. Jack Artman, USAF (RET), 597-4791         WEB MASTER
 AUXILIARY REPRESENTATIVE                               CAPT Dick Spearel, USN         488-3364                                                           Mrs. Bettie Lorenz, 597-1336
                                                                                                                                                          Darlene Arnold, 598-0394
 IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT                                                                               Lt.Col. Bob Nelson, USMC (RET),
                                                                                                        MARKETING CHAIRMAN
 LTC Remele 473-4515
 ClaraJay Magee, USA (RET), 201-7135
                                                        PERSONAL AFFAIRS
                                                        CAPT Dick Spearel, USN (RET), 488-3364
                                                                                                        322-4130 352-7712
                                                                                                        Earl Turner,
                                                                                                        Brian Louf, 235-6788
                                                                                                                                                          MOAA SINGLES
                                                                                                                                                          SOCIETY OF MILITARY WIDOWS
                                                                                                                                                          Darlene Arnold, 598-0394
                                                                                                                                                          Irene Merrill 633-8878
                                                                                                                                                                                                       STRIKERS KEY TO IRAQIS                                                                                      future. You’re going to see positive feedback
                                                                                                        MARKETING CHAIRMAN                                                                                                                                                                                         for some time to come,” he explained Feb. 9
 LTC Jay Magee, USA (RET), 201-7135                                                                     Earl Turner, 352-7712
                                                                                                        Brian Louf, 235-6788
                                                                                                                                                          SOCIETY OF MILITARY WIDOWS
                                                                                                                                                          Irene Merrill 633-8878
                                                                                                                                                                                                       REGAINING SADR CITY                                                                                         while awaiting the arrival of 3rd BCT, 4th ID
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Story and photos by Devin Fisher, Mountaineer Staff                                                         Soldiers at the Colorado Jet Center.
                            Please complete and mail to: Joan Bolz, 525 Norman Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80911-1830
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Reprinted with permission
               Please complete and mail to: Joan Bolz, 525 Norman Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80911-1830                                                                                                                                                                                                             Batschelet noted that the tactical actions of the Striker Bri-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Someday Soldiers with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th In-                                                  gade in Sadr City March-April 2008 proved to Muqtada al-
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              Please Print or Type                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sadr that his militia was in a battle they could not win and the
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                                                                                                                                                                 Phone                                 dren sitting on their knees, said Brig. Gen. Allen Batschelet,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       4th ID deputy commanding general.                                                                           “The people (of Iraq) recognized that these thugs, this militia,
      $8.00 Enclosed (Make check payable to: ROWC)                                                              Check if Active Duty                           Check if Retired                                                                                                                                    weren’t the legitimate guys and they didn’t have anything to
                                                                                                                                                                                                       “It’s hard to put a real measure on the (3rd BCT, 4th ID) ac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       complishments because some of them we won’t see until the                                                                                                                     continued on page 10...

20 THE EAGLE / APRIL 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         THE EAGLE / APRIL 2009 1
 upcoming events |                                                                 President                           sports |                                                                                                     Mike Mckay, LTC (Ret), USA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             596-3914 m.mckay17@yahoo.com
                                                                                  Bill Brown
                                                                                      CFO                            A few changes took place in the ORBS Bowling league standings last            The 2009 Members Memorial Golf Tournament and Tribute Lunch-
    Wednesday, 25 Mar –                                                          Kathy Brown                         month. Sellers and Smith are tied for first place with 47 points each.        eon is planned for Friday, May 22 at the USAFA Eisenhower Golf
                                                                              Graphic Designer                       Welling is third with 46 1/2 points, McKay is 4th with 45 points, and         Club. The ENTRY FORM is available in this month’s EAGLE.
    ROWC Social, 11:00 a.m.; Peterson AFB Club,                                  Jason Wyatt                         Logan is 5th with 43 points. That means any one of those teams could          The format (4-person scramble with Peoria handicap adjustment) is
                                                                                 Art Director                        be first or fifth on any day since 4 points are available. Ten weeks are      designed for golfers of all skill levels (including beginners). In a
    followed by luncheon at 12 noon                                                                                  left in the season, 40 points could go to a hot team!                         “scramble” format, each player tees off on each hole. The best of the
                                                                                  Sara Garcia
                                                                         Sales & Marketing Manager                   There were a number of really topnotch bowling scores turned in by            tee shots is selected by the team and all players then hit their second
    Thursday, 2 Apr -                                                          Sarah Schaefer                        the guys this month. Noted here are some of the better ones.                  shots from that spot (hence the “scramble” aspect as players go to pick
                                                                           Production Coordinator                    High scratch games: Sellers 265, 258, 257, 237, 235, Larke 244, 233,          up their own balls and return to the best shot location). The best of the
    PPC/MOAA Breakfast, 7:00 a.m.; Peterson AFB Club,                             Bill Brown                         Howell 243, 242, 217, 211, Pitts 229, 219, Welling 224, 224, 213,             second shots is determined, and then all players hit their third shots
    Monthly Meeting, Guest Speaker: The Honorable                               Press Operator                       203, Rawlings 224, Walls 223, Smith 222, Daries 221, 207, Alberts             from that spot, and so on until the ball is holed. Individual scores are
                                                                                   Jeff Gibbs                        216, Beard 213,Patton 204.                                                    not kept; only the “team score” for each hole is recorded.
    Lionel Rivera, Mayor of Colorado Springs                                                                         High handicap game: Rawlings 280, Larke 279, 265, Alberts 276,                The Peoria handicap adjustment is a 1-day handicapping system for
                                                                                                                     Sellers 274, 267, 263, 247, Williams 274, Howell 271, 267, Zook 271,          tournaments in which some of the golfers do not have real handicap
    Monday, 6 Apr -                                                                                                  Stanley 265, Schoenbauer 263, 249, Pitts 262, 250, Smith 261, Walls           indexes. The tournament committee secretly selects six to nine holes
                                                                                                                                                                                                   that will be used to determine a “team handicap”, which will then be
                                                                                                                     258, Beard 257, Fox 255, Daries 253.
    PPC/MOAA Board Meeting, 3:00 p.m.;                                         Tri-Lakes Printing                     High series scratch: Sellers 689, 677, 636, Welling 640, 602, 579,           used to calculate the team’s net score. The participants do not know
                                                                        1756 Lake Woodmoor Drive                     Howell 637, Larke 635, 549, Walls 602, 550, Smith 593, Hauck 588,             which holes have been selected until play is completed. Also, on any
    Armed Services YMCA                                                     Monument, CO 80132                       Wampler 586, Pitts 578, Magee 570, 555, Rawlings 569, Morley 561,             given hole, double-par is the maximum score for the team. This meth-
                                                                            Phone: 719-488-2544                      Logan 552.                                                                    od gives each team a chance to win one of the “valuable prizes”.
    Wednesday, 15 Apr -                                                        Fax: 719-488-0756                     High series handicap: Larke 740, Rawlings 737, Schoenbauer 729,               The entry fees are also very reasonable – basically at cost for the EGC*
                                                                      Tri-Lakes Printing also Publishes              Howell 721, Sellers 716, 695, Alberts 716, Smith 710, Walls 707,              and include green fees, cart, range balls, and Tribute Luncheon:
    MOAA Singles Social, 11:30 a.m. – noon                                         The IMAGE                         Hauck 699, Marquart 693, Williams 688, 681, Jones 685, Kowalski               Members and Spouses - $65
                                                                           Tri-Lakes Treasure Chest                  685, Fox 684, Strom 677, Stanley 676, Magee 675, Daries 668.
    Buffet at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort                               Castle Rock Treasure Chest                                                                                                          Family guests - $80
                                                                                                                     I just want to digress a bit here and toss in my feelings for the Air Force             Civilian guests - $100
                                                                         New Falcon Treasure Chest
                                                                                                                     Academy’s basketball team. I just hope those players enjoyed playing          * Note: EGC policy states that EGC advanced green fees members
    Wednesday, 15 Apr -                                               MOAA’s BENEFITS INFO. UPDATE                   the games. It is not important whether or not they won some of those          must pay tournament green fees separately from their EGC advanced
                                                                              Subscription Information               games this season. None of the players even think about the NBA as            green fees option.
    PPC/MOAA Board Meeting, 12:30 p.m.;                                To subscribe/unsubscribe or change your
                                                                                                                     a career. We want great officers not NBA players. All sports at the
                                                                       email address for the Benefits Information                                                                                  For more details on the conduct of the tournament, refer to the “Rules
    Peterson AFB Club                                                             update, please go to               academies are “sports” which implies a fun pastime. They earn the             of Play” posted on the Chapter website, www.ppmoaa.org/golf.
                                                                              http://www.moaa.org/email.             fun. It’s a relief from the fantastic hours of study
                                                                                                                     and work they put in each day. The coach also de-
    Thursday, 16 Apr -                                                   You will need your MOAA membership
                                                                        number to sign in to the site. If you have   serves a break. Let’s thank him for his great effort                                                                         Any Pizza, Any Size
                                                                         questions regarding the content of the                                                                                                                               Receive $3.50 off any regular menu
    Quarterly Joe Gmelch Wounded Warrior Social, 3:30 p.m.;                 update, please send an email to          in teaching men about life. Thank you, coach and                                                                                priced Pizza, any size.
                                                                                   beninfo@moaa.org.                 players, for a good season.                                                                                               (Excludes deLITE® and Dessert Pizzas.)

    Alternate Escapes (the former NCO club), Fort Carson               THE EAGLE (USPS #008961) is published         The golf season is close at hand. In fact, I played
                                                                        13 times a year, consisting of a monthly     12 times in February. Some calls have come in to
    (intersection of Specker Ave. and Prussman Blvd.)                  issue and a annual diretory, published in
                                                                                                                     play with the ORBS group. We hope to have all
                                                                        the second quarter of each year, by the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  be sold, transferred or duplicated.

                                                                          subscription rate of $5.00 per year.
                                                                                                                     May. It should be fun with the Peoria system be-                                                                             MONUMENT
    PPC/MOAA Lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Monthly Meeting, Guest                        Perodical spostage paid at             ing the choice for play. Really good golfers can                                                                            1012 W Baptist Rd
                                                                             Colorado Springs, Postmaster:
                                                                                                                     enjoy the setup, and any group regardless of skill                                                                          King Soopers Ctr
    Speaker: Michael Perini, National Institute of Science, Space &            Send address changes to
                                                                              THE EAGLE, P.O. Box 15319,             level could come out in first place. Look for the                                                                            719-481-1212
                                                                           Colorado Springs, CO 80935-5319.
    Security Centers, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs                                                     entry form in “The Eagle”. Send it in early with
                                                                             The Pikes Peak Chapter is a             your check. Let’s have a nice turnout and get some                                                                                                  Hours:
                                                                        Non-profit organization not associated                                                                                                                                                   Sun-Thurs 11am-8pm
                                                                          with the Department of Defense.            more new MOAA members.                                                                                                                       Fri & Sat 11am-9pm
                                                                                                                     AND Don’t Forget!!                                                                                                      phone
                                                                         The views expressed in editorials and                                                                                                                               ahead                  We Gladly Accept
                                                                       articles do not necessarily reflect Chapter   Members Memorial Golf Event – May 22nd                                                                                we’ll have it ready
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           when you arrive!
                                                                       Policy, Publication of advertisements does    USAFA Eisenhower GC – Silver Course
                                                                      not Constitute endorsement by the Chapter.
                                                                                                                     0800 Shotgun start – Luncheon following

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                                                                                                                         legislative affairs |                                                                ED LORENZ, Col (Ret), USAF
                                                                                                                                                                                                         597-1336 eblorenz@comcast.net

                                         Pikes Peak Chapter – MOAA                                                     HEALTH CARE ALERT ALERT ALERT                                            a cut of some $53 Billion. Is this the wave of the
                                                                                                                       Based on Obama’s statements, his people’s comments, and from             future??
                              Members Memorial Golf Tournament
                                                                                                                       everything one hears, reads, sees on TV, the radio, the internet,        H.R. 816
                                    & Tribute Luncheon                                                                 newspapers and magazines, the Obama administration is propos-            On the bright side H.R. 816, The Military Re-
                                             USAFA Eisenhower GC                                                       ing radical changes on our nation’s health care. It appears that         tirees Health Protection Act, which would remove the authority
                                              Friday, May 22, 2009                                                     they are dead serious about introducing national socialized medi-        of DoD to increase TRICARE premiums and fees now has 30
                                    Check in: 0700-0730 Shotgun: 0800                                                  cal care for our country even though socialized medicine has failed      cosponsors. Let your national legislators know of your concerns
                                Format: 4-person scramble – Peoria handicap*                                           in every country where it has been tried including our northern          and urge them to support this legislation.
                                                                                                                       neighbor Canada and in many European countries.                          Quote of the month:
       Player Categories: (circle number on the form below)            Entry Fee *                                     They claim that they are going to reduce health care costs and           “My reading of history convinces me that most bad government
       1 - MOAA member (Regular & Auxiliary)                                                                           that in order to do that we all must sacrifice. Their plan includes      results from too much government” Thomas Jefferson
             Or - MOAA member’s spouse                                     $65                                         squeezing medical providers, doctors, hospitals, drug companies
                                                                                                                       etc. which will in the end result in less health care available to the   Side Notes: COL Vic Fernandez sent the following names and
             Or - MOAA eligible (i.e. military officer or widow)
                                                                                                                       average American citizen.                                                addresses to me If you really want to be involved, informed,
       2 - Family member (other than spouse) of MOAA member                $80
       3 - Civilian guest of MOAA member                                  $100                                         When payments to health care providers for programs like Medi-           or influential, contact the folks below with your concerns and
           * Entry fee includes - GREEN FEES, CART, RANGE BALLS, and LUNCHEON.                                         care and TRICARE are reduced, many doctors will be forced to             opinions about EVERYTHING. Thank you, Vic.
                                                                                                                       refuse to see patients in those programs. All of which will result       President Barak Obama
   The Memorial Tribute Luncheon (and presentation of golfing prizes) will follow the golf event in the                in longer waits for doctors appointments, far longer waits for tests     President@WhiteHouse.gov
   Eisenhower Room at the EGC. This will be a tribute to our Chapter’s deceased past presidents. ALL                   like MRIs and necessary medical procedures and operations. In
                                                                                                                                                                                                Senator Michael Bennet has taken over the local offices of
   MOAA members are encouraged to attend – you don’t have to play golf first. Luncheon only is $18.                    the end this will result in RATIONING of health care for patients
                                                                                                                                                                                                former Senator Ken Salazar. He has retained Salazar’s staff.
                                                                                                                       especially for the elderly (us).
   * Format: the 4-person scramble with Peoria handicap is great for ALL skills levels (or no skill).                                                                                           Angela Joslyn is still our local POC. POC info is:
                                                                                                                       That is what has happened in countries with national socialized
         This event is intended for FUN and FRIENDSHIP - it is NOT a PGA event!                                                                                                                 Angela Joslyn
                                                                                                                       medicine and it will, of course, happen here. Canadians, who can
                                                                                                                                                                                                3 South Tejon Ste. 300B
                                                                                                                       afford it , and who do not care to wait, come to the U.S. for the
   The “Rules of Play” are published separately and posted on the Chapter website: www.ppmoaa.org/golf.                                                                                         Colorado Springs CO 80903
                                                                                                                       health care that they need and can’t receive in their own country.
                                                                                                                                                                                                (719) 328-1100 ext.11
                                                                                                                       But, we will have no place to go.
   Inclement Weather – Golf will be cancelled - the Tribute Luncheon will be held as planned (at noon).                                                                                         Angela_Joslyn@bennet.senate.gov
                                                                                                                       Also, monthly premiums for Medicare are expected to be means
      Entry fees will be refunded or you may make a donation to our ROTC scholarship fund.                                                                                                      Senator Mark Udall has not yet opened an office in Colorado
                                                                                                                       tested and adjusted based on income.
                                                                                                                       And, DoD is again considering ways to increase TRICARE fees              Springs, but his Denver office is working on it. He will inform
   Questions? Please contact Bob Nelson at 719-322-4130 or email: membership@ppmoaa.org
                                                                                                                       for those under 65. If implemented, fees for TRICARE FOR LIFE            us when the Colorado Springs Office is opened. POC info:
                                                                                                                       are sure to follow. That is if TRICARE FOR LIFE survives as a            Scott Prestidge
                                                                                                                       viable health program for military retirees.                             8601 Turnpike Dr. Ste.#206
                    PPC-MOAA Members Memorial Golf Tournament & Tribute Luncheon                                       Those of you who lived in Colorado some 20 or so years ago may           Westminster, CO 80031
                  ENTRY FORM – Golf Tournament and/or Tribute Luncheon Only                                            remember when then Governor Lamb, who has since changed his              (303) 650-7820
   # Player’s Name(s) ** (1, 2, 3, or 4 players may sign up. If  Player’s        Entry Fee Luncheon                    mind, went on a rampage about the cost of health care for old peo-       Scott_Prestidge@markudall.senate.gov
       fewer than 4, the Golf Committee will make up foursomes). Category        ($65, $80, Only -                     ple. Then the saying was “Old People have a duty to die” He was          Congressman Doug Lamborn has relocated his local offices.
       ** There must be at least one Chapter member per team.    (circle one) or $100)       $18                       way ahead of his time.                                                   Dale Anderson continues as our POC. POC Info:
   1                                                              1 2 3                                                Folks are concerned, and rightly so.                                     Dale Anderson
   2                                                              1 2 3                                                                                                                         1271 Kelly Johnson Blvd. Ste.110
   3                                                              1 2 3
                                                                                                                       THE 2010 BUDGET
                                                                                                                       Among many other things the proposed 2010 Budget contains                Colorado Springs, CO 80920
   4                                                              1 2 3                                                                                                                         (719) 520-0055
                                                                                                                       some 8000 earmarks for a total cost to the taxpayers of some $8
        Please include all players’ checks with your entry form.         Total                                                                                                                  Dale_Anderson@mail.house.gov
                  Make check payable to PPC-MOAA                     Payment                                           Billion dollars.
   ***Recruit a New Member for your golfing group and take $10 Off your golf entry fee.                                The proposed Defense Budget request for 2010 requests $533.7             Pam DiFatta continues to be our POC for Congressman John
      Recruiter’s name: _______________________ New Member’s name: _________________________                           Billion dollars which represents an increase of 4% over 2008             Salazar. POC Info:
      The new member must participate and have membership dues paid (or Free GiveMe10 form) prior to the tournament.   spending. However, when the ongoing operational costs of the             Pam Difatta
                                                                                                                       wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which were essentially funded by           Address Unk. (Pueblo)
   Mail to: PPC-MOAA, PO Box 15319, Colorado Springs, CO 80935-5319                     Deadline: Friday, May 15th     supplemental appropriations during the Bush Administration, are          1-(719) 543-8200 (Pueblo)
                                                                                                                       counted, the total is really a cut from $183 billion to $130 Billion,    Pam.Difatta@mail.house.gov
   Or register online at www.ppmoaa.org/golf and use PayPal to charge to your Credit Card.

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     2009 May PPC/MOAA Luncheon
                                                                membership |                                                          thoughts from the luncheon |                                                                   Lennie Coleman, Col, USAF (Ret)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               487-1657 leonardcoleman81@aol.com
                                                               RECRUITING SUCCESS – as a result of the Chapter’s re-                Well, Brig Gen Dave Warner, the Air Force Space Command                our information highway and how we need to understand the
              When: Thursday, May 7, 2009                      cruiting efforts during 2008 in support of MOAA National’s           A6, definitely set a high standard for 2009! I know any of             pace of those changes if we are going to meet the challenges
           Time: Social at 11:30 - Lunch at Noon               “Give Me 10!” program and the “Special Chapter Recruiting            you which attended will agree, Gen Warner was engaging, in-            of tomorrow. He closed with a very informative question and
               Where: Peterson AFB Club                        Initiative”; we received a check from National for $1875. This       formative and kept all of us entertained the entire hour. He told      answer session. Barbara Saks, one of our very dearest mem-
                                                               amount represents 137 new chapter members, many of whom              us about things we all use and need every day and made each of         bers, took the time and effort to share her “ENIGMA code”
                     Program Speaker:                          are currently serving active duty, Guard, and Reserve officers.      us think about the future as we grow further dependent on those        experience with all our members. She intrigued Gen Warner
              Michael Perini, COL, USAF, (Ret)                 To continue encouraging these young officers to join us and          things we cannot do without!                                           and definitely added her experience to the luncheon. Each of
    National Institute of Science, Space & Security Centers    become familiar with the good work we do, MOAA National                                                                                     our members, have so many varied experiences that we are like
                                                               is extending the “Give Me 10!” program to 2009. We are of-           He told us about the immediate changes and challenges the Air
         University of Colorado at Colorado Springs                                                                                 Force Space Command must meet as they bring on the Cyber               a variety novel waiting to be opened! Thanks Barb for being a
                                                               fering a FREE 1-year membership in MOAA and the Chapter                                                                                     vital piece of the Pikes Peak MOAA Chapter!
                                                               to all currently serving active duty, Guard, and Reserve offic-      Command this summer. He candidly told us about the selection
       Luncheon Choices @ $14.00 per person:                   ers who are not current MOAA members. This is obviously a            process for the Cyber Command home location. Additionally,             Brad Butler closed the meeting and as things would always
            # 1 Tossed Green Salad                             win-win situation for both the officers (who receive the Mili-       he informed us about the evolving mission and the interdepend-         work out Barb won the 50/50 drawing! Good things happen-
         Beef Stroganoff over Noodles                          tary Officer, our EAGLE, and learn about the good work of            ence the Air Force sees for the Air, Space, and Cyber mission          ing to good people! Thanks again to all who attended and keep
            Rolls/Butter - Coffee/Tea                          MOAA) and the Chapter (we will receive $10 from National             sets. He used a very creative video called “Shift Happens” to          coming the entertainment and experience will always leave
                     Dessert                                   for each new member).                                                make each of us think about the changes that are happening in          you wanting more!
            # 2 Fried Chicken Salad
                                                               The “Give Me 10!” membership forms are printed in The EA-
                                                               GLE again this month. Please cutout and repro these forms to           rotc donations |                                                                                      Bill Hyland, CDR (Ret), USN;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      597-5585 bchyland@earthlink.net
                                                               use when recruiting new members. The “Free Membership
                  Rolls/butter                                 Enrollment” form (yellow) is for currently serving active duty,      A special thank you to William Gaessler, Thomas Smith, and Donald Davis for their contributions to
                   Coffee/Tea                                  Guard, and Reserve officers. The “Paid Membership Enroll-            PPCMOAA ROTC program.
                     Dessert                                   ment” form (green) is for retired/former officers or widows of       Thanks to the PPCROWC for their generous contributions made to the Wounded Warrior Social Program.
                                                               officers who are not MOAA members. They receive a 2-year             Additionally thanks to all who participate in the 50/50 raffle for the ROTC support.
   Please clip and mail this reservation with                  membership in MOAA for only $28 and a 1-year free Chap-
        check (payable to PPC/MOAA),
         to arrive NLT May 4, 2009 to:
                                                               ter membership. (Correction – the “Paid Membership Enroll-                                 we salute our veterans
                                                               ment” form in the March EAGLE incorrectly stated the cost of
                                                               the paid 2-year enrollment. It is $28 - not $20).
                      Karin Manning
                   2011 Pine Mesa Grove
                                                               Another important feature of MOAA National’s recruiting in-
                                                               centive for 2009 is that current chapter members can receive a
                                                                                                                                           celebrate the rhythm of life
              Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3655                  10% discount on life membership conversions. If you are not a             & nurture the spirit
                                                               MOAA Life Member and want to become one, please contact
  To cancel or change a previously mailed reservation          me to complete the life membership brochure/application. Or,                     of american veterans
          call Karin NLT Tuesday, May 4, 2009                  you can call the MOAA Member Service Center (MSC), iden-
         Telephone 574-1986 or cell 661-1740.
                                                               tify yourself as a chapter member, and get the 10% discount on                                                           Invest in
                                                                                                                                                                                        Invest i n your future...Cost savings for a lifetime!
                                                               a life membership – but please let me know so the chapter can
     2009 May PPC/MOAA Luncheon                                get “Give Me 10!” credit (and money from National).
                                                                                                                                                                                          Libert y Heights is now offering move-in specials
                      May 4, 2009                              On the local front, I want to thank our members who re-                                                                    on our
                                                                                                                                                                                          on ou r lovely, single-story two bedroom town
    ____ Beef Stroganoff @ $14.00 per person = $__________     sponded to the membership renewal reminder that we sent last                                                               homes. Each town home has an attached garage
                                                               month. Your continued support of the Chapter’s activities is                                                               and has
                                                                                                                                                                                          and ha s a majestic view of the mountain range.
  ____ Fried Chicken Salad @ $14.00 per person = $__________

                                      Total $__________          important notice |                                                                                                                        Call today to arrange a
           Check for Singles Tables’ Seating.
       Please print names of those attending:
                                                               Please note – very important: Notice has been received from the                                                                            personal tour and lunch!
                                                               “The Club” at Peterson AFB that the costs of Breakfast and Lunch                                                                                          (719) 481-9494
                                                               will be increased as follows effective March 2009: Full Breakfast,
          RESERVATIONS DEADLINE IS                             $7.00 (no change); Continental Breakfast, $4.00; Coffee only,
            Monday, May 4, 2009                                $1.00; and Lunch, Hot entrée or Salad, $14.00. These changes                                    Independent Living | Retirement Living | Skilled Nursing
                                                               appear in the Coupon for the March Luncheon Meeting.                                         12105 Ambassador Drive | Colorado Springs, CO 80921 | 719-481-9494 | www.seniorlifestyle.com

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  legally speaking |                                                          Skip Morgan, 473-1986
                                                     chmorgan2d@yahoo.com - www.skipmorganlaw.com                                            membership | continued                                                                          Bob Nelson, LtCol, USMC (Ret)

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS ON HARD TIMES                                      praisal.) The former employee also wrote that                              very much appreciated and you will be included in the new                        bers to have FUN and enjoy the FRIEND-
                                                                      senior staff in the company actually screened                              2009 Membership Directory. It should be going to press                           SHIP of fellow officers. The Entry Fee for
Jane got a robo-call recently from somebody who introduced
                                                                      jewelry coming in for the “good stuff” and                                 about the time you read this issue of The EAGLE and all                          participants is very reasonable – basically “at
himself as an agent from Air Academy Federal Credit Union.
                                                                      then simply kept it. The rep would then be                                 current members can expect to receive it during April.                           cost”. Members who recruit new members
Seems that somebody had tried to access our account for an
                                                                      instructed to tell the person sending in the jewelry that, well,           For those members who are “online”, you can now access                           (including “GiveMe10!” Free Enrollments) to
unauthorized purchase. Lucky us, the alert staff at AAFCU
                                                                      the company had never received it, but not to worry, the pouch             an electronic version (in Adobe format) of the Membership                        participate in the Golf Tournament will receive $10 off their
had caught this activity and nipped it in the bud. However, just
                                                                      you send the jewelry in is insured. What they didn’t tell you              Directory (updated monthly) on our “Members Only” web-                           entry fee.
to be sure, the helpful caller wanted Jane to verify our account
                                                                      was that the insurance only had a maximum insurance value                  site at http://www.ppmoaa.org/members Note that there is                         The theme of the event is a Memorial Day Tribute to our de-
                                                                      of $100. (Techies can read the actual post at http://consumer-             not a link to this directory from our public website. This                       ceased Chapter Past Presidents. It will be an opportunity to
Jane’s a pretty canny customer. Among her many virtues is             ist.com/5144296/10-confessions-of-a-cash4gold-employee.)                   is done to ensure the privacy of the directory information.                      reflect on their distinguished service to the Chapter and the
an elephant-like memory. That memory advised we had never             I read a slew of complaints posted on various consumer web                 Only recipients of The EAGLE know about this special                             Nation. Colonel Tom Daschbach and Chaplain Bob Mos-
banked with AAFCU. (Good thing they didn’t call me!) The              sites and a common theme emerged—you’d do better, much                     “Members Only” website. Please do not share this with                            sey are coordinating what is sure to be a very “memorial”
other is an incisive intellect that asked, if the AAFCU were ac-      better in most cases, to pawn your jewelry than to put it in a             folks who are not members.                                                       ceremony.
tually calling us, why they should be asking for verification of      pouch and send it away to some of these outfits. Gold is trad-             Snowbirds – please let me know when you return to Colo-                          Note that the Tribute Luncheon is a completely separate mem-
private account information. Presumably they already knew.            ing at or near $900/oz. The ads don’t promise you market                   rado Springs this year so we have your correct mailing                           ber’s event, so there will be no need to play golf in order to
Some of you may have received such a call and I’m sure recog-         value for your gold. They only promise that they’ll appraise               address for The EAGLE. If the newsletter is sent to the                          attend the luncheon. We encourage all our members to come
nized it for the scam it was. Remember, never give out private        your gold and send you money for it. You have the right to                 wrong address, the Chapter must pay first class postage                          out to enjoy a buffet luncheon and the tribute ceremony.
information on a call you did not initiate. Reputable institutions    reject their offer (provided you don’t cash the check, and you             (expensive!) when it is returned “undeliverable”.                                Please use the same ENTRY form for either golf or for at-
will not call you to ask confidential client information over the     do so within a specified period of time). Be particularly cau-             Registration for the 2009 Members Memorial Golf Tour-                            tending the Tribute Luncheon only.
telephone. As Jane understood, there’s simply no good reason          tious of the offer for an instant electronic funds transfer for            nament and Tribute Luncheon, Friday, May 22 at the USA-                          See Mike McKay’s “SPORTS” page for more details about
why they would do so.                                                 your gold. If you take that option you’re stuck with whatever              FA Eisenhower Golf Club is now available. Please refer to                        the golf tournament.
                                                                      they decide to send you—no appeal.                                         the ENTRY FORM printed in this month’s EAGLE. This                               Semper fi
Then I heard on the radio an advertisement for “Federal Mort-                                                                                    event is intended for our members and potential new mem-
gage Protection Law Program” or something to that effect. The         These are hard times. People (like the Morgan family) watch
pitch was that if you called the toll-free number and you were        a lifetime of careful and prudent investment circling the drain.
in trouble on your mortgage, they could help. Although there          Some say that the light at the end of the tunnel will soon be
was a brief, breathless disclosure at the onset of the ad that the    here, while others warn darkly that the light is a speeding lo-       • Wood Shake Roof Replacements
company was “not affiliated with or a program of the federal          comotive of runaway inflation. Those of us who remember
government,” the clear context of the rest of the ad, and the title   the late 70s know only too well that things with intrinsic value      • Asphalt Shingle Roofs
which used “federal” and “law” in it, would lead the less than        such as precious metals, fine art, jewelry and commodities,
fully attentive listener to conclude that the outfit was an out-      and yes, even real estate, are a pretty good hedges against in-       • Stone Coated Steel Roof Systems
growth of some new federal program. (Don’t get me started.)           flation. So if you’re tired of that cruddy old jewelry you just
Refinancing a home, especially today, is a very tricky business       never wear any more, (I mean honestly, is there anything more         • Class 4 Impact Hail Resistant Products                                                                                                            J. Moran
                                                                      de classe than wearing last year’s gold and diamonds?), stop                                                                                                                                                                Owner,
and it’s still entirely possible to end up after thousands of dol-
                                                                      by Skip’s Legal Boutique, Re-Fi, Hi-Fi and Used Jewelry Em-           • Pre-Finished Seemless Gutters                                                                                                                    Monument
lars in closing costs with a product that leaves you worse off
                                                                      porium any time. I will, as they say, hook you up!                                                                                                                                                                        resident,
than before. Ask yourself, “how is this outfit paying what must                                                                             • Copper Bay Windows                                                                                                                              Retired USCG
be an incredible advertising bill on nationwide TV and offer-
                                                                       Chester H. Morgan, ll
ing to loan money for less than, say, my local bank or credit
union?” And then, “What happens when I get all the way to
closing and suddenly there are thousands of dollars in previ-
ously undisclosed fees?”                                               Chester h. (skip) Morgan, ii
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16 THE EAGLE / APRIL 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    THE EAGLE / APRIL 2009 5
  upcoming events |                                                            Brad Butler, BGen (Ret), USAF;
                                                                         352-9873, Email: butlerbw@aol.com                                   tops |                                                                           Doug Bonebrake, LTC (Ret) USA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         282-0447 drbonebrake@comcast.net
                                                                                                                                          The TOPS group meets 0700 – 0800 every Tuesday, except dur-                a well thought out answer. This will allow us to
Upcoming Events and Programs!                                                                                                             ing weeks with federal holidays, at the TREA Building at 834               evaluate if we appear overly rehearsed.
April Membership Luncheon Meeting.                                                                                                        Emory Circle, vicinity of Murray Blvd and Galley Rd. Whether               We also want to include questions that are complex
                                                                                                                                          you are looking for talent, looking for a job opportunity, or just         and may have multiple parts. This will allow us to
Keynote Speaker: Honorable Lionel Rivera, Mayor of Colorado Springs
                                                                                                                                          looking for a good breakfast; come and join us.                            evaluate how we listen, how we capture the parts
Our April breakfast keynote speaker probably needs no real intro-    ministration from Jackson-                                                                                                                      and whether we provide a complete response. One technique of deal-
                                                                                                                                          If your company has openings to fill, send details to ppmoaa-
duction to those of us who have lived in Colorado Springs for any    ville State University. He                                                                                                                      ing with long, multi-part questions is to outline the question as we
                                                                                                                                          trea@yahoogroups.com and we will post to the network.
length of time. He has been a key player in the City of Colorado     is Vice President of Invest-                                                                                                                    hear it. By writing down the key parts, we can ensure we respond to
Springs leadership since he was first elected to an at large City    ments at UBS Financial                                               INVESTMENT/CAREER – VIDEO                                                  each part without skipping an element that places us in the position
Council seat in April 1997 and re-elected again in April 1999. In    Services. He is married to                                           Ever thought of your video camera as part of your job hunting toolkit?     of not having answered the question. The danger of this technique,
April 2001 he was elected by his City Council colleagues to serve    Lynn Rivera and attends St.                                          This tool can provide us an opportunity to be our own critic. It can       though, is talking to our notes and not the interviewer. The video
as Vice Mayor for a two year term. In April 2003, he was elected     Mary’s Cathedral Catholic                                            let us see how we might appear to a potential hiring manager in an         playback allows us to see how we position ourselves and if we have
Mayor.                                                               Church.                                                              interview setting.                                                         any distracting habits should we use a pen and notepad during the
Originally from El Paso, Texas, Rivera came to Colorado Springs      I know many of you are real                                          Conducting mock interviews where a colleague acts as the hir-              course of the interview.
in 1984 as an Army Captain at Fort Carson. He has served on          involved in our community                                            ing manager is one means of gaining feedback. The results can be           Conducting several mock sessions will enable us to see our improve-
many community boards including being a founder and past pres-       and will want to come and                                            even more effective if the session is recorded with a video camera.        ment. Using different settings, such as across a table or in a room
ident of the Colorado Springs Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,          hear what our Mayor has to                                           The colleague can use the playback to point out their observations.        with facing chairs, will enable us to see how we respond in different
serving on the Colorado Springs Greater Chamber of Commerce          say. As always if you need                                           Through this process, we can also see our appearance for ourselves         environments. As we view the playback, we should take notes about
Board and United Way Board of Trustees and Executive Com-            assistance getting to the                                            and evaluate our performance as if we were looking through the eyes        our strengths and possible opportunities to improve.
mittee and a co-chair of The Springs Community Action Plan.          event contact me or any                                                                                                                         The video recorded mock interview is one of the most effective tools
                                                                                                          Keynote Speaker:                of the hiring manager.
He is also a mentor in the Big Brothers - Big Sisters school based   board member and we                                                  While it is important to evaluate the content of our responses, it is      we have with which to sharpen our interview skills. In addition to
                                                                                                  The Honorable Mayor Lionel Rivera                                                                                  the feedback we gain from those that assist us with the effort, we are
mentoring program and previously was a Big Brother for a one         will make it happen.                                                 just as important to see how those responses are presented. What is
to one match. Mr. Rivera is the first Colorado Springs Mayor of      Look forward to seeing you there and thank each of you for your      our body language? Do we appear comfortable, at ease, attentive,           able to see our performance for ourselves. The video camera gives us
Hispanic descent.                                                    continued support of our chapter, our military and our great coun-   likable? Do we maintain eye contact with the interviewer or do we          the capability to see ourselves as others might and remove potential
Mayor Rivera holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from          try. God Bless America!                                              have a tendency of looking away while we seek a moment to formu-           distracters from our performance.
Texas Tech University and a Master’s Degree in Business Ad-                                                                               late an answer. Do we have any distracting habits such as excessive
                                                                                                                                          head nodding? Do we appear overly rigid in our effort to appear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2009 April PPC/MOAA Breakfast
  tri-lakes satellite |                                                      Richard Cooper, CDR (Ret) USNR
                                                                            572-5104 rcooper101@gmail.com
                                                                                                                                          It is best to conduct the mock interview in the same clothes you would
                                                                                                                                          wear to the real event. In this fashion, we can observe how our attire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Please – Join us for Breakfast
We hold on to the hope of Spring – and with that, the return of      look forward to opening day for the Colorado
baseball!                                                            Springs Sky Sox, 9 April at 18:05; Las Vegas is                      is affected as we move in various positions. A suit coat or a skirt may                  When: Thursday, April 2, 2009 7:00am
                                                                     the worthy opponent.                                                 look fine in the mirror while we are standing, but what happens when                         Where: Peterson AFB Club
The Tri-Lakes Satellite urges your contin-
                                                                                                                                          we sit, lean back, lean forward, or position our legs? When we see
ued support for our local military team, the                                            For those of us into the Air
                                                                                                                                          ourselves outside of ourselves, that favorite outfit may not be our best                          Program Speaker:
Falcons. How about joining your MOAA                                                    Show Scene, A must-see will be the Navy’s
                                                                                                                                          foot forward. We may discover our body has changed if we have not                              The Honorable Lionel Rivera
friends at the 21 April game, when the US-                                             Flight Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels,
                                                                                                                                          worn that type of attire in awhile. Even if we purchase new clothes,                            Mayor of Colorado Springs
AFA plays Northern Colorado? The game                                                  in the Denver area, June 13&14. The Blue An-
                                                                                                                                          the video will give us better feedback than the mirror as to whether
time is scheduled for 14:30, but check on                                              gels will be at Front Range Airport located just                                                                                                    Full Breakfast Buffet
                                                                                                                                          our clothes make us appear professional.
it – times appear to be at the mercy of me-                                            north of I-70, near Bennett. Lots of teams to                                                                                                 $7 for Peterson Club Members
                                                                                                                                          Part of the preparation for a mock interview is the selection of some-
dia schedules, and may change. We also                                                 cheer for!                                                                                                                                  $9 for Non-Peterson Club Members
                                                                                                                                          one who can act as the interviewer. Preferably, this will be someone
                                                                                                                                          with experience as a hiring manager. This will provide for a more                               Continental Breakfast
  moaa singles |                                                                            Darlene Arnold;
                                                                          598-0394 arnold1937@comcast.net
                                                                                                                                          realistic setting as we react to questions posed by someone who actu-
                                                                                                                                          ally conducts interviews. If such a person is not available, colleagues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $4 for Peterson Club Members
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   $9 for Non-Peterson Club Members
It’s spring, so let’s all come and enjoy a scrumptious lunch         drinks. Hosting the event are Helene Sievers                         can still do a decent job from their personal interview experiences.                            Coffee only $1
at The Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley               and Marion Ebeling.                                                  Another important step is the selection of interview questions. We                        NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Road, 538-4000 on Wednesday April 15th. Social hour be-              For reservations your check should be made                           should ask the interviewer to present some of their own questions                            Just come and pay at the door.
gins at 11:30 a.m. with a buffet following at noon. The Resort       out to MOAA Singles and sent to Clara                                of which we have no knowledge. This will allow us to evaluate our                       (cash or checks only - no credit cards)
serves the most attractive buffet with wonderful desserts. Our       Remele, 2530 Fairview Circle, Colorado Springs, Colorado             ability to asses and respond to the unexpected. We should also select                    If you have any questions please call
                                                                     80909 by April 8.                                                    a list of prepared questions that we might expect a potential hiring                 Karin Manning (h) 574-1986 or (c) 661-1740
price will be $26.00 and includes everything except alcoholic
                                                                                                                                          manager to ask. This is the set of questions we research to ensure

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  healthcare |                                                            “Jack” Artman, Capt. (Ret), USAF;
                                                                       597-4791 jartman107@comcast.net

TRICARE CORRESPONDENCE                                            statements or actual legislation. Reports
                                                                  such as this one are routine, and very few
The following is a reply to a constituent’s inquiry by Senator
                                                                  options or recommendations made by CBO
                                                                  are typically acted upon. President Obama
                                                                                                                                                                          GIVE ME                                                                     GIVE ME
Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut. This is a direct quote.          has not indicated support for the three rec-
February 19, 2009                                                 ommendations in this report related to TRICARE, nor has                                                      2009                                            2009
                                                                  any Member of Congress, to the best of my knowledge. Any                 Free Membership Enrollment                                    Paid Membership Enrollment
                                                                  suggestion that the Administration is affiliated with this re-                                                                               SPECIAL OFFER:
Dear __________:                                                  port ignores the fact that it was drafted by the CBO – which,                                                                    Members/Auxiliary Members* Two Years for $28
                                                                  again, is an advisory body of the legislative branch, not the          Yes! I accept your invitation to join
Thank you for contacting me regarding rumored cuts in ben-                                                                                                                                                         *Surviving spouse of eligible officer.
                                                                                                                                        MOAA today. Sign me up now for this
efit programs for military retirees, including TRICARE for        executive branch.                                                     special FREE one-year-membership.                         Name:
Life. Currently, a wealth of false and misleading informa-        You may also be interested to know that both the Reserve
                                                                                                                                    Name:                                                         Branch of Service                                     Rank
tion is being distributed on this matter; and I welcome the       Officers Association (ROA) and the Military Officers As-                                                                          Retired       Active                              Former
opportunity to explain the source of the confusion.               sociation of America (MOAA) have issued statements con-           Branch of Service                        Rank                   Reserve  National Guard                           Auxiliary*
I am aware of several chain emails, online discussion boards,     demning the aforementioned rumors that are being perpetu-                                                                       Address
blogs, and even articles in well-intentioned veterans’ publi-     ated through these chain emails.                                  ATTN: Active duty, National Guard, and                        City                                   State              Zip
cations that imply that President Obama and Congress plan         I hope that you have found this letter informative, and I         Reserve Officers. You are eligible for a
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Date of Birth
on eliminating TRICARE for Life. The insinuations put                                                                               FREE one-year-membership. Please do
                                                                  encourage you to share this information with members of           no send payment with this enrollment.                         Phone Number
forth by these sources are false.                                 your community who are concerned about issues relating to                                                                       Email Address
The source of these stories is a report issued by the Congres-    military retirees. As a member of the Senate Armed Serv-
                                                                                                                                      Active Duty  National Guard            Reserve           Chapter Name       PIKES PEAK CHAPTER
sional Budget Office (CBO), entitled Budget Options vol-          ices Committee, please be assured of my continued commit-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chapter Recruiter
ume 1: Health Care, released in December 2008. Before             ment to protecting the various interests of all those who have    Address
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Are you currently a MOAA chapter member?
jumping to conclusions about the report itself, however, it is    fought tirelessly to protect our cherished freedoms.              City                         State       Zip                   Yes             No
important to know exactly what the CBO is. CBO is a non-          Thank you again for sharing your views and concerns with          Date of Birth                                                 Chapter Name
partisan federal agency, tasked with providing Congress with      me. I hope you will continue to visit my website at http://       Phone Number                                                  Spouse Name
cost estimates for the many legislative proposals considered      lieberman.senate.gov for updated news about my work on
each year. It also periodically offers Congress suggestions                                                                         Email Address                                                 Spouse Date of Birth
                                                                  behalf of Connecticut and the nation. Please contact me if
for adjusting federal spending. CBO is an information gath-       you have any additional questions or comments about our           Chapter Name PIKES PEAK CHAPTER                               We value your privacy. MOAA does not rent or sell e-mails to third
                                                                                                                                                                                                  parties. You will receive e communications from MOAA. See
ering body for Members of Congress. Its recommendations           work in Congress.                                                 Chapter Recruiter                                             www.moaa.org/email for a complete description.
about the budget are completely non binding; and its officers                                                                                                                                      Method of Payment
                                                                  Sincerely,                                                        Spouse Name
do not draft actual policy, legislation, or law.                                                                                                                                                    Check          Discover
                                                                  Joseph I Lieberman                                                Spouse Date of Birth                                            Visa           AMEX
The Budget Options report in question offers a total of 115
                                                                  UNITED STATES SENATOR                                                                                                             MasterCard
options for reducing (or in some cases, increasing) federal                                                                         Return to
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Card Number
spending on health care, only three of which relate to TRI-       End of quote. My thanks to Al Uhalt for forwarding this to        Chapter Membership Committee member
                                                                                                                                    -or-                                                           Expiration Date
CARE. These options are merely suggestions, not policy            me.                                                                                                                              Signature
                                                                                                                                    Mail to: Pikes Peak Chapter – MOAA
                                                                                                                                              Attn: Membership                                    Return to
                                                                                                                                              PO Box 15319
                    taps report | regular and auxiliary members                                                                               Colo Spgs, CO 80935-5319
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chapter Membership Committee member
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mail to: Pikes Peak Chapter – MOAA
                                                                                                                                    In order to receive Give Me 10! credit, enrollees may
                  Pikes Peak Chapter-MOAA (February, 2009)                                                                          not be current MOAA members.                                            Attn: Membership
                     In Memoriam                                      Died     Age      Joined      MOAA #        Spouse                                                                                    PO Box 15319
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Colo Spgs, CO 80935-5319
                     COL TERRANCE C. JAMES, USAF                     Feb 17    82       01-Mar-79                 MARIE
                     CAPT ROBERT J. NEGRI, USN                       Feb 14    83       03-Dec-92                 GEORGIA          Use the “FREE Membership Enrollment”                          Use the “PAID Membership Enrollment”
                     LtCol ROBERT O. WISH, USAF                      Feb 13    77       01-Feb-80                 JUDITH           form to sign up Active Duty, Guard, & Reserve                 form to sign up new members who pay the
                  Spouses of Members:
                                                                                                                                   officers who are NOT current MOAA members.                    special 2-year rate of $28 to join MOAA.
                  Sadie, Spouse of CPT Wilbert C. Fuchs, USA   Died: Feb 12                                                        The Chapter receives $10 from National for each               The Chapter receives $20 from National for each
                                                                                                                                   new member in this category.                                  new member is this category.

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  chaplain’s corner |                                                        Chaplain (Col.) Robert E. Mossey
                                                                             576-6010 remoss75@yahoo.com                                  veteren’s cemetery news |                                              Victor Fernandez, COL, USA, (Ret)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                598-6752, Vfernandez1@msn.com

“ TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE ”                                          much thought to how we use our time if we                           bill.                                                             born’s staff will provide any information re-
                                                                    are too busy racing around trying to keep up                        e) H.R.613: Lamborn’s staff is reviewing H.R.613 and              garding legislation to protect military spous-
Most legal documents we sign include the phrase, “Time is
                                                                    with everything that is going on. We are the                        will provide information regarding any action Congressman         es and families
of the Essence”. All parties to a legal contract are expected to
                                                                    victims of the unfinished business syndrome                         Lamborn takes on the bill. (The bill would allow a surviv-        i) National Defense Policy: Congressman
move quickly in order to complete the required actions as soon
                                                                    that pervades our modern society. Living in this whirlwind,         ing spouse to deep the entire pay for the month of a Veteran      Lamborn will certainly work for the interest of our national
as possible. It appears to me these days that this expression
                                                                    hustle-bustle complex world of ours, with the very grave            death.                                                            security and continue to support a strong National Defense
seems to describe the urgency that drives most people’s lives
                                                                    economic downturn breathing heavily on everyone’s shoulders         f) Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Congressman Lamborn’s staff              Policy.
in their daily pursuit of business, family and social activities.
                                                                    in terms of mere survival, we must feel that we are holding on      confirmed during the meeting that Congressman Lamborn             ADJOURNMENT: Chris Phelen, Dale Anderson, and Maj.
We live in the world of RIGHT NOW! Tomorrow isn’t soon              by our teeth. We keep spinning our wheels to get ahead but          supports retaining the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy con-
enough. Yesterday is gone and forgotten. New autos must                                                                                                                                                   Chadwick Igl adjourn the meeting.
                                                                    as the old saying goes, “the hurrier I go, the behinder I get!”     cerning homosexual military personnel.
accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6 seconds. Everyone wants               People are trying to cram in too much activity into each hour       g) Military Spouse and Family Legislation: Lamborn’s              ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
direct flights to where they are flying. Instant ticketing,         of their very short days. As a result they are always playing       staff will consider legislation to provide for the needs of       Website for searching legislation: www.thomas.gov
carryon luggage, express lines with no waiting are essential.       “catch-up”.                                                         military spouses and families.
Cell phones are in almost everyone’s hands these days                                                                                                                                                     IT’S ALL FOR THE VETERANS!
                                                                    Increasingly, we see more unhappy people, more anxious              h) Military Spouses and Families: Congressman Lam-
because they need to keep in touch. Laptop computers that
                                                                    people, less patient people and more unpleasant people who
can do “everything” have practically replaced offices because
businesspersons feel that they must keep mobile or they will
                                                                    are upset over unimportant things. At those times we take out
                                                                    our frustrations on our families, friends and coworkers. We
                                                                                                                                          rowc news |                                                                              Bettie Lorenz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  597-1336 eblorenz@comcast.net
lose business. Customers want immediate service and resent
                                                                    are physically here most of the time, but our minds are racing      The nominating committee meet at the Peterson CLUB on             Benny and Cheryl Johnson also took advan-
being kept “on hold”.
                                                                    through the many obstacles, details and chores that lie ahead.      February 27, 2009 to line up the slate of officers for 2009-      tage of the warmer weather in Mexico by
Education faces monumental changes. The great pressure              Consequently, our bodies and our minds are constantly in a          2010. Jane Berg, one of our past presidents, presided at this     visiting Puerto Vallarta for a week. While
to have students become computer literate has turned out            race that never ends. So, we become frustrated, desperate           meeting. The new officers were elected at the March 25th          there, they got to take an extended day tour
a generation of young people who cannot write a complete            and stress-filled. We often tell ourselves that we need to          meeting and will be installed on May 13th. The following          into the mountains and visit a local tequila factory and, of
sentence with correct spelling and grammar. Reading a               slow down, that we need to get away from the crowds, but            names were submitted for offices: President – Ginny Markl,        course, taste a few different flavors. Lunch was also served,
good book, knowing Geography and understanding the                  regrettably, we are just too busy for that sort of behavior.        Vice President – Karin Manning, Secretary – Marlene Nixon,        with delicious fresh fish on the menu.
complexities of cultural differences is not a part of their                                                                             Treasurer - Joan Bolz, Assistant Treasurer – Sonia Immig.
                                                                    It really comes down to a matter of priorities. It is only when                                                                       The Sinclairs chose a much more adventurous trip by spend-
preparation for the real world ahead of them. Yet, they expect
                                                                    we truly understand that we have a limited time on earth that       Our Treasurer, Joan Bolz wants members to know that she           ing three weeks on a cruise to South America and the Ant-
a high salary on their first job without experience or a well-
                                                                    we will live each day to the fullest, not the fastest! My time      will have a table set up in the lounge at the May 13th meet-      arctic. They experienced a wide array of sights, ranging
rounded education.
                                                                    spent in China during these past several years has made me          ing so she can collect dues for 2009/2010 fiscal year. If you     from tango dancing in Buenos Aires to seeing over 200,000
Power outages bring daily communication to a complete               aware of the “Chinese sense of present time.” Asians tend to        haven’t paid your dues yet, please see her and do so at this      penguins near the Arctic Circle. The scariest part of the trip
standstill. Modern communication must have power to work.           live each moment for the fullness and ultimate meaningfulness       meeting. It sure makes bookkeeping much easier if we pay          was rough waters around Cape Horn. The most beautiful
The average clerk at a checkout counter, being dependant on         of the moment. They take the time to cherish the quality of         on time. We did collect $171 at the December meeting to           part was viewing Santiago, Chile from the top of their hotel.
a computerized machine, does not know how to make change            time and of friendships. Can’t we learn from their philosophy       give to our designated charity, the “Joe Gmelch Wounded           Barbara claims this was their best trip ever, while Bill adds it
or to prepare a charge slip. Banking and similar complex            of life?
                                                                                                                                        Warrior Social”.                                                  was also the most expensive. Both say, “It was worth it.”
industries come to a complete standstill when “the computers
                                                                    A friend of mine, John Zay, was a Chaplain in the Cancer
are down”. And then the “rage begins!” We are victims of                                                                                The March 25th luncheon was well attended and Vice Presi-         Ginny and Chuck Markl chose a cold place for their trip!
                                                                    treatment section of Penrose Hospital before his death. John
road and “do it now” rage! Who among us obeys traffic                                                                                   dent Ginny Markl presented the fashion show given by              They flew to Chicago in February with their daughter. They
                                                                    told me, “In listening to cancer patients, all of them told me
signs, signals or highway lane markers when we are “in a                                                                                Christopher & Banks from the Citadel. What a wonderful            visited museums and found delicious restaurants, but didn’t
                                                                    that the most profound moment of their lives was when the
hurry?” One columnist in our local newspaper, writing about                                                                             way to learn how to dress for spring! Our own members             care for the bitter cold and windy weather.
                                                                    doctors told them that they had only 3 to 6 months left to live.”
road rage, advocated that slow drivers, those observing the                                                                             were models.                                                      Well, spring is here and I am sure many of you are enjoying
                                                                    If you were to hear that very sobering sentence on your life
speed limits, should drive in the far right lane so that faster                                                                         Many of our members have taken advantage of the winter            the warmer weather and getting outside more. I can’t wait
                                                                    how would you react? We have been using our time lavishly,
drivers might pass freely at their own pace even though they                                                                            months and traveled to warmer climates. Jane and Roger            to see flowers blooming and spring rains making everything
                                                                    often spending it rapidly and carelessly, with the expectation
could be breaking the law. In other words, don’t support                                                                                Berg spent two weeks in Hawaii recently. They visited the         green. If any of you have news to share, please let Bettie
                                                                    that the endless well-of-time will always be there for us. So,
adherence to our laws but encourage individual, irresponsible                                                                           islands of Ohau and Kauai, snorkeling, watching the turtles,      know and she will tell about it.
                                                                    with the realization that God has a time and place for each of
behavior. Patience and courtesy have lost their place on our                                                                            and enjoying the sunshine and occasional showers. Several
                                                                    us, life is precious. Time spent cannot be recovered. How
streets and highways these days.                                                                                                        of their daughters came to visit, one at each island so all had    UP COMING EVENTS
                                                                    will you use the time left in your life? Time is God’s gift to
Time is a gift from God. What we do with it, how we use             you. Enjoy it to its fullness, without haste, with your loved       a fabulous time.                                                   Wednesday - March 25, 2009 - Peterson AFB Club - ROWC
and abuse it is up to each of us. We probably do not give           ones!                                                                                                                                  Social - followed by Lunch at 12 Noon

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 veteren’s cemetery news |                                              Victor Fernandez, COL, USA, (Ret)
                                                                       598-6752, Vfernandez1@msn.com                                  president’s message |                                                       Brad Butler, BGen (Ret), USAF;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Email: butlerbw@aol.com
                                                                                                                                    Folks, I’m writing this message from Florida where I’m at-        We continue to have great turnouts for our
VETERAN’S BUSINESS                                               b) Veterans Cemetery: Dale Anderson and
                                                                                                                                    tending Spring Training for the Pittsburgh Pirates with my        monthly membership meetings, and I want
On Sunday, February 22 2009, the Gazette Carried an ar-          Chris Phelen provided an update on the sta-
                                                                                                                                    father. We are bringing them luck as they are 2-0 since we        to thank all of you for making the effort
ticle in the business section concerning the problems our        tus of the Veterans Cemetery. Rep. Lam-
                                                                                                                                    arrived, with big wins over the TWINS and the ASTROS.             to attend when you can. Brig Gen Dave
local city cemeteries are having. The article was the result     born co-sponsored H.R.174, a bill directing
                                                                                                                                    Next up are the RED SOX and the BLUE JAYS!! If only               Warner gave a great presentation last month on challenges
of interviews with Mr. Will DeBoer, who is the manager of        the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a national
                                                                                                                                    the PIRATES could stay in Spring Training forever!!               in Cyberspace and what it means to us as individuals and
the City-owned Evergreen and Fairview Cemeteries. The            cemetery for veterans in the southern Colorado region. Ad-
                                                                                                                                    Several members of our Chapter and I went to the quarterly        to our Nation. Looking ahead, please mark your calendar
article implies that because of the drastic increase in crema-   ditional Colorado co-sponsors include Rep. Diana DeGette
                                                                                                                                    Colorado Council of Chapters (CCOC) meeting in Denver             and plan to attend our breakfast meeting on 2 April, where
tions, the number of burials has diminished so much that         and Rep. Ed Permutter. Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX-
                                                                                                                                    last month and reported on all of the great progress and          one of our own members, Colorado Springs Mayor, Li-
it is affecting the financial fitness of the civilian cemetery   18] and Rep. Phil Hare [D-IL-17] were also co-sponsors.
                                                                                                                                    activities that we have going on in the Pikes Peak Region.        onel Rivera, will be our honored guest and speaker. With
business in Colorado Springs.                                    c) Fitzsimmons VA Hospital: Discussed the latest devel-
                                                                                                                                    The other chapters are doing well overall and leveraging the      the elections shortly after that in April, his presentation is
                                                                 opments of the Fitzsimmons VA Hospital concerning the
You may ask “how does that affect our effort for a National                                                                         national programs to recruit and retain members. It was a         sure to be very interesting!
                                                                 proposed lease agreement with the University of Colorado.
Veterans Cemetery in the Pikes Peak Region?” The answer          Fitzsimmons VA Hospital is leaning towards a stand-alone           very good meeting with the other chapters and it is always        Please look at the articles in this Eagle about the Chap-
for the Veterans of Southern Colorado is “not much”. The         facility with the University of Colorado backing down from         great to see old friends. We will be hosting the CCOC in          ter’s Memorial Membership Golf Tournament and Tribute
answer for our local civilian cemeteries is probably much        the proposed lease agreement.                                      Colorado Springs in October in conjunction with our 49th          Luncheon in May. It should be a great way to get together
different since many Veterans have been interred at our lo-      d) VA Community Based Out-patient Clinic (CBOC): VA                Annual Anniversary Dinner...it should be a grand event.           and socialize even if you’re not a golfer...since the Trib-
cal civilian cemeteries over the past century and a half. The    has decided on the location for the new CBOC. Dale will            Our chapter continues to experience great membership              ute Luncheon is open to everyone and their guests! Plus
establishment of a National Veterans Cemetery in El Paso         update all members of the Veterans Advisory Board as soon          growth and our efforts are “paying off” in a big way. Not         we will start the Memorial Day Weekend right by honor-
County will probably reduce the number of burials at local       as the site has been released to the public. The date of the       only, have we brought in lots of new folks with great ideas       ing some of the great veterans who served our Chapter in
civilian cemeteries over the short term. This anomaly will       opening of the new Veterans Affairs has been determined            for our chapter, but the National HQs of MOAA sent us a           years past. I look forward to seeing you there in a very re-
probably abate as the population of El Paso County grows         for March 2012.                                                    check for $1875 as a reward incentive for our recruiting ef-      laxed and beautiful setting...the USAFA Eisenhower Golf
over the years. The Veterans Cemetery Committee has                                                                                 forts last year. This greatly helps our chapter finances and      Clubhouse! The other officers and board members and I
worked with Mr. DeBoer in the past, we are aware of the          NEW BUSINESS                                                       ensures we can continue to support our numerous charity           will help to arrange rides for anyone that needs one--just
issues involved, and we know that he is using all options        a) Veteran’s Court: Robert Alvarez discussed the Veter-            programs in the region. For example, last month, I was            let us know!
available to appropriately treat the precious remains of local   an’s Court which is being implemented in conjunction with          proud to present a check for $600 on behalf of the Chapter        Finally, I want to thank all of you for your continued sup-
citizens.                                                        the Colorado Springs District Attorney’s Office. Members           to the Armed Forces YMCA in town. Over half of their              port of the Pikes Peak MOAA Chapter and all the troops
In addition to burial plots at the proposed National Veter-      were concerned about the impact of Lautenberg law (the             membership is made up by military families in the southern        and their families!!
ans Cemetery, the committee has also added Columbarium           law precludes anyone, including police and military from           part of town.
facilities as part of our plan for cremation inurnments to ac-   bearing arms if they are accused of spouse abuse…i.e.end
commodate the remains of the Veterans and their Spouses
from Southern Colorado. The final revision of our written
                                                                 of career). Lamborn’s staff will review the issue and will
                                                                 consider legislative action to amend the current law.
                                                                                                                                      new members in February 2009 |
plan is presently underway, and we expect to go to press in      b) TriCare: Members of the board expressed concern about           MAJ   RON CREECH, USAF                      COL TIM O’HARA, USA                         COL ROBERT SOMMERS, USMC
                                                                                                                                    COL   JOHN HERD, USAF                       CDR SHAWN O’TOOLE, USN                      2LT STEPHANIE WADDELL, USA
April.                                                           loss of providers in Colorado Springs. Lamborn’s staff will        COL   PHILIP HOYLE, USA                     MAJ MICHAEL POMPHREY, USAF                  CPT BRYANT WELLMAN, USA
In related Veterans Affair business, Vic Fernandez recently      review the legislative action regarding TriCare and TriCare        MAJ   CHADWICK IGL, USAF                    LTCOL TARA ROUTSIS, USAF                    ENS JASON WELLS, USN
                                                                 for life.                                                          COL   ROBIN LYNCH, USA                      LTCOL DONOVAN ROUTSIS, USAF
attended Congressman Doug Lamborn’s Veterans Advisory                                                                               COL   BILL MORROW, USAF                     MRS MARY SEMMENS, USA
Committee meeting held in Colorado Springs. The minutes          c) H.R.816: Lamborn’s staff is reviewing H.R.816 and
                                                                                                                                    A current roster of all Pikes Peak Chapter members is available   members. This website is for the personal use and convenience
of this important meeting follow.                                will provide information regarding any action Congressman
                                                                                                                                    online at the Chapter Members Only website, www.ppmoaa.org/       of our members and should not be shared with non-members.
                                                                 Lamborn takes on the bill. (The act would freeze TRICARE
CALL TO ORDER – Chris Phelen and Dale Anderson                   fees for military retirees under 65). The author of this article
called the meeting to order and welcomed returning mem-
bers from the respective Veteran’s Service Organizations.
                                                                 is not certain Congressman Lamborn gets the importance of
                                                                 this issue.
                                                                                                                                     ppc/moaa investment club news |
Primary Issues – Chris Phelen, Dale Anderson, and Chad           d) H.R.775: Lamborn’s staff is reviewing H.R.775 and               With the stock market in a bottom posture, now is a               is free. Anyone interested may attend the meetings and
Igl                                                              will provide information regarding any action Congressman          great investing time. Come visit our investment club to           learn more about what we do. Our president and portfolio
                                                                 Lamborn takes on the bill. The bill is designed to repeal the      start getting involved with investments. Our Pikes Peak           manager, Jim Kennedy, will also answer any questions
a) Legislative Update: Chris Phelen provided a legisla-
                                                                 SBP/CIC offset. The author of this article does not believe        Investment Club continues to meet the 2nd Tuesday of              (637-1266). Our next two meeting dates are April 14 and
tive update to the Board, with an emphasis on the recently
                                                                 Congressman Lamborn understands the importance of this             each month in the Merrill Lynch office, 90 S. Cascade,            May 12 of 2009.
passed economic stimulus bill.
                                                                                                                                    6th floor of the Wells Fargo building. Validated parking

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  personal affairs |                                                            Dick Spearel, CAPT, (Ret) USN;                               Striker Brigade arrived in late 2007 to less than two today.

                                                                            488-3364 bdspearel@comcast.net
                                                                     caused disability retirement. For a member who
                                                                     died during a deployment, the surviving spouse
                                                                                                                                             Col. John Hort, Commander, 3rd BCT, 4th ID, was beaming
                                                                                                                                             with pride when asked how his Soldiers performed during the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Everythingis here!                     you need
AFFECT YOU?                                                          is eligible. The HAP authorizes the government
The final stimulus package agreed to by House and Senate con-
                                                                                                                                             “It’s unbelievable, indescribable … what I feel for my Sol-
                                                                     to reimburse the homeowner for a loss on the                                                                                                         Everything you want or need to live well awaits
ferees was pared back from what both the House and Senate had                                                                                diers in terms of pride,” he said following his return to Fort         you as a Brookdale® Senior Living resident. Multiple
                                                                     sale up to 95% of the original value, or to purchase the home for       Carson Feb. 17. “We are winners … we achieved victory. We
passed earlier, but is still a massive $789 billion package that     up to 90% of the original value. Market values are determined                                                                                  lifestyles, care options and more are part of your
includes funding for a variety of initiatives that will affect the                                                                           changed the course of history in Baghdad and the eastern side          lifestyle package: superior dining, outstanding events
                                                                     by the Defense Department.
military community in one way or another.                                                                                                    of Mosul.”                                                             and great neighbors. As a Brookdale resident you
                                                                     Education Tax Credit: Taxpayers with college education ex-
As this was being written, House and Senate leaders were both                                                                                He said his Soldiers experienced “the most intense fighting I          will always have priority access to the lifestyle you
                                                                     penses would receive a tax credit of up to $2,500 for the cost of
hoping to get a final vote on Friday.                                                                                                        think we have seen since the beginning of the war.” Hort said          choose or the care services you need – whenever you
                                                                     tuition, books, and related expenses during 2009 and 2010. The
Here’s a summary of selected provisions:                                                                                                     they fought block-to-block, neighborhood-to-neighborhood,              need them. And it’s all wrapped around Optimum
                                                                     credit would be 100% of the first $2,000 and 25% of the next
Federal Income Tax Rebate: Working employees (including                                                                                      and concrete wall-to-concrete wall protecting the people of            Life®, a concept helps you live each day at your peak
                                                                     $2,000. The credit would phase out for taxpayers with adjusted
the self-employed) would see a reduction in federal income tax                                                                               Sadr City and the Iraqi government.                                    level of wellness and life fulfillment.
                                                                     gross incomes above $80,000 (single) or $160,000 (married).
withholding and liability of up to $400 (single) or $800 (married                                                                                                                                                         Whatever your lifestyle or care requirements
                                                                     First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit: For 2009, the credit would             Soldiers of this brigade, as well as our attached units, per-          may be now or in the future, there’s a Brookdale
filing joint return). This tax credit would be calculated at 6.2%    be 10% of the purchase price, up to a maximum for $8,000. The           formed unlike probably ever seen before,” he said. They were
of earned income, up to the capped amount. The credit would                                                                                                                                                         lifestyle package with your name on it and everything
                                                                     previous requirement for homeowners buying homes after Janu-            involved in street-to-street fighting and tanks fighting militia       you need inside.
phase out for taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes above            ary 1, 2009 to pay the money back would be removed, unless the          holed up in two-story buildings. “In the end 700 enemy dead
$75,000 (single) or $150,000 (married joint return).                 house is sold within three years of purchase.                           and we have, what we believe, brought peace now to the city
Special Payment: Social Security annuitants, disabled veterans,      Vehicle Sales Tax Deduction: Taxpayers purchasing a new car,            of Baghdad. “The people of Sadr City feel as secure as they
and certain others would be eligible for a one-time $250 pay-        light truck, RV or motorcycle in 2009 will be able to deduct state      have ever felt,” he said. “The Iraqi army, Iraqi Police and Iraqi
ment. Anyone who is eligible for this payment and also eligible      and local sales and excise taxes paid on the vehicle. The deduc-        governor have control of any area that, as early as last March,
for the federal income tax rebate mentioned above would have         tion will phase out for taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes
the $250 deducted from the latter in determining the end-of-year
                                                                                                                                             they were not allowed into.”
                                                                     above $125,000 (single) or $250,000 (married).
tax liability.                                                                                                                               The 3rd BCT return to the Mountain Post began with the torch           Call or visit a Brookdale community today to learn more.
                                                                     Incentives to Hire Unemployed Veterans: Businesses would get
Military Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP): HAP benefits            a tax credit of 40% of the first $6,000 in wages for hiring unem-       party arriving Jan. 21 and followed with 13 flights in 15 days
(normally payable only at BRAC locations) are extended to cer-       ployed veterans who are within 5 years of leaving active duty           reuniting nearly 3,500 Soldiers with Family and friends. The                            STERLING HOUSE BRIARGATE
tain military homeowners who bought homes before July 1, 2006        and who have drawn unemployment compensation for more                   brigade’s return of all 3,900 Soldiers is expected to be com-                            PERSONALized Assisted Living
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service-caused condition during a deployment in that period that     Stay well, keep informed, and live long!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             VILLAGE AT SKYLINE

  focus on the units | continued                                                  Max Borysko, CPT (Ret) USA                                                                                                                                  Independent Living
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fear anymore because the Iraqi army, backed up by the 3rd Bri-        luctant Iraqis approached the Soldiers saying,                                                                                                              Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center
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and we were going to bring the rule of law back to their city.”       said.                                                                                                                                                                                     (719) 667-5360
Batschelet said he was impressed with the Soldiers’ ability to        He said the persistence the 3rd BCT, 4th ID
                                                                      Soldiers showed – their initiative, patience and dedication to                                                                                                  WYNWOOD COLORADO SPRINGS
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“unbelievable courage, dedication and commitment to win-              Brigade’s time in Iraq. Batschelet said a strong argument could
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ning the fight,” and as soon as it was over, they were willing to     be made that the actions of the 3rd BCT helped set the condi-
reach out a hand to the very people they were fighting the day        tions for the successful Iraqi provincial elections held Jan. 31.
before and say ‘we are here to help,’” he explained.                  “(Their actions) allowed some sense of normalcy to return to
Batschelet said Striker Brigade Soldiers took the “most coop-         the city and … set the stage for the rule of law being estab-                                                                                                                                                                               ®

erative” area of Sadr City, known as Area Gold, and rebuilt           lished,” he said. “When they had the elections, (there was) not
it as an example for the rest of the city. He said the Soldiers       one attack in Baghdad on election day, which is unbelievable.”                                                                                                                   Our People Make the DifferenceSM
explained to the Iraqis, “Look here’s what we want for you, we        He noted the continued decline of attacks in the area: an aver-                                                                            Our People Make the Difference is a Service Mark of Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Nashville, TN, USA.

want the best for you and your kids.” Before long the once re-        age of 150 attacks a day in 2006, to 35-40 per day when the
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