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International Hall of Fame welcomes 3 officers Christopher Burnett | Staff Writer
Three international graduates of the Command and General Staff College were inducted into the International Hall of Fame in an Oct. 6 ceremony at the Lewis and Clark Center. The induction brings the number of leaders who have been honored in the IHOF to 266 from the nearly 8,000 international officers who have graduated from CGSC. In his introductory remarks, Maj. Gen. John S. Kem, provost of Army University and deputy commandant of CGSC, noted the success of international officers at the college. “Truly an amazing group of men who have led their countries, led their armies and led their partnerships to great heights. We’ve been fortunate to host international students here since 1894. The exchange of knowledge and talent, along with the mutual benefit of ambassadorial interaction Prudence Siebert photos throughout this history is truly amazing,” Kem said. German Liaison to the Combined Arms Center Col. Carsten Treder and Army University Provost Maj. Gen. John Kem unveil the portrait of Command and General Staff College International International military student Hall of Fame inductee German Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of the Defence Staff, as fellow IHOF inductees Brig. Gen. Igor Gorgan, chief of the Main Staff and commandant of the Moldovan Naparticipation in cooperative mili- tional Army, and retired Brig. Gen. Mark Anthony Phillips, chief of staff of the Guyana Defence Force, watch during the during the IHOF induction ceremony Oct. 6 at the Lewis and Clark Center. tary studies in the United States originated at Fort Leavenworth with the arrival of Swiss Lt. Henri Le Comte in 1894. Since then, international students representing 164 countries have become an integral part of the Fort Leavenworth experience. Kem further referred to the members of the IHOF as “an elite group of an elite group” for having achieved the most senior positions of leadership within their countries. He noted that more than half of the college’s international graduates have achieved general officer Command and General Staff College International Hall of Command and General Staff College International Hall of Fame inductee Brig. Gen. Igor Gorgan, chief of the Main Staff and commandant of the Moldovan National Army, is congratulated by Army University Provost Maj. Gen. John Kem upon the unveiling of the portrait of Gorgan rank. He then intro- Fame inductee retired Brig. Gen. Mark Anthony Phillips, chief that will hang in the IHOF during his induction ceremony Oct. 6 in Eisenhower Auditorium. German Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of the Defence duced the three inter- of staff of the Guyana Defence Force, is congratulated by Staff, and retired Brig. Gen. Mark Anthony Phillips, chief of staff of the Guyana Defence Force, were also inducted in the IHOF during the Army University Provost Maj. Gen. John Kem and applauded national honorees: by retired Coast Guard Capt. Jim Davis, with the Greater ceremony. Gen. Volker Wieker of Kansas City Chapter of the Military Order of the World Germany, Brig. Gen. Wars; retired Lt. Gen. Robert Arter, Civilian Aide to the Sec- ships are paramount in today’s “That was never more impor- international relationships. He Igor Gorgan of retary of the Army and CGSC Foundation chairman emeritus; world,” Treder read. tant than it is now,” he said, not- also said that his year attending Moldova and retired and Army University Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Lott upon Gorgan was selected as the ing that much remains to be CGSC strengthened his underthe unveiling of the portrait of Phillips that will hang in the Brig. Gen. Mark An- IHOF during his induction ceremony Oct. 6 in Eisenhower Au- chief of the general staff of the Na- accomplished in today’s security standing of operational leaderthony Phillips of ditorium. German Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of the Defence tional Army of Moldova and com- environment. ship, taught him to remember the Guyana. Staff, and Brig. Gen. Igor Gorgan, chief of the Main Staff mander of the National Army in In closing, Gorgan said that at- “be, know and do” of leadership, Wieker began his and commandant of the Moldovan National Army, were also 2013. He continued in those posi- tending CGSC helped him to de- and improved his understanding career in the German inducted in the IHOF during the ceremony. tions until his retirement in June velop three principles that he lives of how the U.S. operates with inArmy in 1974. He comof this year. He previously com- by: professionalism, sense of duty ternational partners. He also said pleted a number of armored ar- Center Col. Carsten Treder ac- manded a motorized battalion and loyalty. that the Guyana Defence Forces tillery assignments commanding cepted the honor on Wieker’s be- and the 1st and 2nd Motorized InPhillips has commanded at are better today because of CGSC, at the battery and battalion levels. half. fantry Brigades, as well as serving every level of Guyana’s military. and noted that the officer who reSpeaking on behalf of Wieker, as chief of the J-7 Training Direc- He was the inspector general for placed him as chief of staff was He also commanded a German Armored Brigade and the Multi- Treder relayed the general’s grati- torate of the National Army Gen- Guyana beginning in 2011. Earlier, also a CGSOC graduate, as were national Brigade South in Kosovo. tude and honor for being recog- eral Staff. A 2002 graduate of he was Guyana’s delegate to Inter- the two officers next in line for As a general officer, he com- nized by the IHOF. He also noted CGSOC, he has also served over- American Defense Board in 2009 that position. manded the 1st German/Nether- that in 1991, when Wieker arrived seas deployments in Bosnia and and Guyana’s non-resident miliThe CGSC International Hall lands Corps. Wieker participated at Fort Leavenworth, the idea of a Herzegovina, Georgia and Iraq. tary attaché to Venezuela in 2010. of Fame was established in 1973 in international operations in Bundeswehr combat mission or Gorgan is the third Moldovan of- Phillips was appointed as the chief jointly between CGSC, the Greater Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, deployment in support of an in- ficer to be inducted. of the staff of the Guyana Defense Kansas City Chapter of the Miliand Iraq. Today, Wieker serves as ternational task force was nearly Gorgan began his acceptance Force in September 2013 and tary Order of the World Wars and the 15th chief of staff of the Bun- unthinkable. However, he said, the by thanking his instructors and served in that position until his re- the CGSC Foundation, In addideswehr. He graduated from the events of that time — German Re- classmates for helping him tirement this month. Phillips is tion to being inducted into the Command and General Staff Of- unification, Operations Desert through the year at CGSC. He also the third CGSOC graduate from IHOF inductees are presented a ficer Course in 1992 and is the Shield and Desert Storm, and the thanked CGSC sponsors for help- Guyana to attain the rank of gen- CGSC certificate of honor by the eighth German officer to be in- fall of the Soviet Union — were ing him to learn about America. eral and the second to be inducted Military Order of the World Wars ducted into the IHOF. Wieker was the beginning of a changing secu- He said the lifelong relationships into the IHOF. and a Life Constituent Certificate not able to attend the ceremony. rity environment that includes with American and fellow interIn his remarks, Phillips said by the CGSC Foundation. The German Army Liaison Officer broad challenges. national officers are the most im- that CGSC rekindled within him “Strong trans-Atlantic partner- portant takeaway from CGSC. to the U.S. Army Combined Arms an interest in the study of war and
UPCOMING EVENTS ■ The HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Frontier Conference Center. The cost of the meal is $10. Tickets for the meal can be purchased through the Equal Opportunity Office at 684-1694 or unit EO leaders. Meal purchase is not required to attend the presentation.
■ The HOWL-O-WEEN PET FUN RUN is at 8 a.m. Oct. 15 at Munson Army Health Center. For more information, call 684-1674. ■ The SERGEANT AUDIE MURPHY CLUB INDUCTION CEREMONY for Sgt. 1st Class Devon A. Martellotti and Staff Sgt. Carrie E. Lee is at 10 a.m.
Oct. 20 in the Lewis and Clark Center. The event is open to the public. Military personnel should be in duty uniform and civilian personnel should be in civilian business casual. RSVP is required. E-mail Staff Sgt. Melissa A. French at melissa.a.french10.mil @mail.mil or call 684-0025 to RSVP.
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Historic street named for Winfield Scott Quentin Schillare | Special to the Fort Leavenworth Lamp
Before 1858, Fort Leavenworth was a single command. However, from 1858 to 1874, the post had two separate Army entities — Fort Leavenworth itself and the Leavenworth Ordnance Depot, which became the Fort Leavenworth Arsenal after 1860 — under separate commanders with different missions. The fort served as a headquarters for infantry, artillery and cavalry regiments and the depot/arsenal supported western Army forces. When the arsenal moved to Rock Island, Ill., in 1874, the U.S. Military Prison opened, so two separate entities remained, each reporting to different superiors at the War Department. Today joined as part of the old Main Post area, in the 19th century they were separated by open space along what is now Scott Avenue. It connected the area around Main Parade with the depot/arsenal location on what was then called Arsenal Hill, today occupied by the Combined Arms Center headquarters complex. Maj. Gen. Wesley Merritt appointed a board of officers in 1887 to standardize street names on the installation. In 1888, Merritt suggested to the board that Arsenal Avenue be renamed for Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott, who served as a general officer on active duty from 1814 to 1861, the longest in U.S. Army history. The board of officers refused to change it — they felt it was too well known as Arsenal Avenue. However, generals usually get their way, and it is now known as Scott Avenue, perhaps because the obstructionist members of the board found themselves reas-
PEOPLE BEHIND PLACE NAMES signed to lonely adobe forts in rural Arizona and New Mexico. Scott Avenue is the street on Fort Leavenworth with the greatest architectural diversity. There are 14 different buildings, the oldest, the Sutler’s House constructed of wood beginning in 1841, and the newest, Riverside Apartments built of brick in 1921. They represent nine architectural styles, including one — the 1865 United Kingdom liaison officer’s designated quarters — described as Victorian Steamboat Gothic. The structures range in size from the expanse of Quarters No. 1 to the gazebo in Zais Park. After Quarters No. 1, the most recognized structure on Scott Avenue is Memorial Chapel, completed in 1878 as the post chapel. Although the most recent building on Scott Avenue was finished 95 years ago, there is more recent construction. When Riverside Apartments were renovated as office space a few years ago, a geothermal array to support heating and cooling of the structure was buried in the field to its south. The low ground occupied by the array was once the site of a terminal depot for the Kansas City Northwestern Railroad (and its predecessor) that operated on post from 18881908. A picture of the terminal and some of the rolling stock is in the collection of the Frontier Army Museum. Winfield Scott was born on June 13, 1786, in Petersburg, Va. He began his distinguished military career as a captain in the light artillery in 1808. Serving as
a lieutenant colonel and colonel during the War of 1812, he was promoted to brigadier general in 1814. He was severely wounded at the battle of Lundy’s Lane near Niagara Falls in Upper Canada in 1814. Scott commanded the Army forces on the “Trail of Tears,” the forced movement of the Cherokee Tribe and other Native American nations to the west of the Mississippi in 1838 in response to the Indian Removal Act passed by Congress and signed into law by President Andrew Jackson in 1830. He commanded the southern of the three U.S. armies in the Mexican War winning the battles of Cerro Gordo, Contreras/ Padierna, Churubusco, Molino del Rey and Chapultepec. Scott received a gold medal from Congress in 1847 for his meritorious conduct during the war. Building on his fame as a warfighter, Scott was the Whig candidate for president in 1852 against Franklin Pierce. He received only 14 percent of the electoral votes, losing in something of a landslide. Regardless, he remained a popular figure. He served as commander in chief of the Army for 20 years (1841-61), longer than anyone else. At the start of the Civil War, he stayed loyal to the Union despite his Virginia birth. At age 75 and too corpulent to mount or ride a horse at the start of the war, Scott knew he could not take the field. Nevertheless, he was the author of the “Anaconda Plan” strategy to isolate the Confeder-
Ten-year-old Marlene Ahaus of Germany rides Welsh cross Luna by Grant Hall on Scott Avenue Oct. 7 as she takes a guided tour of post on horseback, part of the Fort Leavenworth Hunt’s 90th anniversary celebration. Other anniversary activities over the weekend included opening hunt, a formal and the laying of a wreath at the Buffalo Soldier Monument. Scott Avenue is named for Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott, an Army officer who served from the War of 1812 through the Civil War.
acy by blockading its ports and cutting off access to the Mississippi River. Eventually this contributed to the winning strategy. Scott was brevetted a lieutenant general in 1855, the first since George Washington to hold
that rank, and retired in November 1861. He died on May 29, 1866, and is buried at West Point, N.Y., although he was not a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy.
Teamwork leads to successful dog competition Editor: As the Rod and Gun Club’s Hunting Dog Competition Committee cochairmen, on behalf of the club and all of the dog handlers and gunners that participated in our semiannual Hunting Dog Competition Oct. 8, we would like to thank the volunteer judges, bird planters and command post operators for a great day. We would also like to say thanks to the corporate sponsor benefactors from the greater Fort Leaven-
LETTER TO THE EDITOR worth area who supported the competition, and members of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff who cut the fields and ensured the activity was coordinated with the Garrison staff. The hard work and enthusiasm from the FMWR staff and volunteers for
hunting dogs provided a safe and fun day last Saturday. The weather was foggy in the morning, then cool and moist — near perfect for the dogs but a little hard on the humans — then got extremely warm in the afternoon; however the volunteers’ efforts made the entire day safe in spite of challenging
weather and terrain conditions. The judges and bird planters were responsive and forward thinking, allowing 21 dog owners to take a wirehaired Vizsla, a Griffon, eight German shorthair pointers, four English and Llewellyn setters, three Labrador retrievers, one Brittany, two Hungarian Vizslas, and one Drahthaar to the field for a “tune-up session” before the 2016-2017 upland game bird hunting season begins.
Visitor control working at gates Garrison Command
Since the establishment of the Visitor Control Center on Feb. 6, 2015, it has proven very effective. The VCC is responsible for clearing and issuing visitor passes to all non-Common Access Card holders. Here is a roll up of the VCC statistics for September: The VCC has processed more than 1,914 new customers and conducted 4,348 background
checks for repeat customers getting passes. Of these checks, there were 36 denials. These denials could have been for one of several reasons, such as an active warrant, one or more felony convictions within the last 10 years, an extensive criminal history, felony distribution of illicit drugs, felony firearms/explosives conviction, armed robbery, rape, sexual assault or any sexual offense involving a minor child, or a murder conviction.
Random vehicle searches at the gates have resulted in the discovery of one invalid vehicle registration, the discovery of three weapons and 784 people with invalid identification who were denied entry. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience as they comply with the background checks at the VCC and vehicle searches at the gates. Your safety is our primary concern.
to do in an atmosphere stressing safety and rewarding experience for both hunting dogs and their two-legged partners. The rewarding day was a direct reflection of the work, care and concern by very dedicated volunteers to which we owe a big thanks and warm handshake. Yours in safe hunting with a trained and healthy dog, Kent Ervin and Bob Mayhew Rod and Gun Club
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FORT LEAVENWORTH LAMP Oct. 18 is the last day to REGISTER TO VOTE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION in Kansas. Advance voting begins Oct. 19 at the Leavenworth County courthouse. Missouri does not have advance voting, but does allow voters who will be out of town on Election Day, Nov. 8, to cast a ballot. Voters should contact their county board of elections for more information. More voting information can also be found on the Garrison website at http://garrison .leavenworth.army.mil. The Fort Leavenworth STRAY FACILITY, 510 Organ Ave., at the intersection of Organ Avenue and Warehouse Road is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Oct. 19, noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 14, noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 17 and is closed Oct. 18. Call 684-4949/1669 for more information. Visit www.flsf.petfinder .com to read about adoptable pets. All military personnel entering post on a motorcycle must show a valid Motorcycle Safety Foundation card or be turned away at the gate. MOTORCYCLE SAFETY COURSES are scheduled for the year. The next Basic Rider Course is Nov. 1-2. Motorcycles are provided for the Basic Rider Course. The next Basic Rider Courses II (formerly known as the Experienced Rider Course) are Oct. 26 and Nov. 4. Soldiers attending the Basic Rider Course II must have their own properly licensed and insured motorcycle, along with all personal protective equipment. Class sizes are limited. A unit training administrator must enroll a prospective student through the Digital Training Management System at least 10 days before the class date.
The HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Frontier Conference Center. The cost of the meal is $10. Tickets for the meal can be purchased through the Equal Opportunity Office at 684-1694 or unit EO leaders. Meal purchase is not required to attend the presentation. The HOWL-O-WEEN HUSTLE PET FUN RUN is at 8 a.m. Oct. 15 at Munson Army Health Center. Cost is $15 per person or $35 for a group of four.Visit www.fortleavenworthfmwr. com to register. For more information, call 684-1674. Strike Zone Bowling Center’s GOOD GRADES SPECIAL is noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 15. Students get one free game for every A and straight As get free sodas for the family (up to six). All Bs or better earns a $2 discount on a large, single-topping pizza. For more information, call
POST NOTES For information, contact Chuck Phillips, Garrison safety officer, at 684-1741. Soldiers who were selected to take the 2016 WORKPLACE AND GENDER RELATIONS SURVEY OF ACTIVE-DUTY MEMBERS are reminded to go to the Defense Manpower Data Center website, http://www.dodsurveys.mil, and complete the survey as soon as possible. Soldiers who are unsure if they are part of the scientifically selected sample can go to the DMDC website, click the button “Am I in a DMDC Survey Sample?” and enter the DoD ID number located on the back of their Common Access Card. The Fort Leavenworth THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENT STORE regular store hours are 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Consignments are accepted until 12:30 p.m. The next GARRISON TOWN HALL MEETING is at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Frontier Conference Center. The Fort Leavenworth Adjutant General’s Office ID CARDS OPERATIONS is open for appointments only from 8 a.m. to noon and for walk-ins only from 1-4 p.m. with a final sign-in at 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. Appointments must be made online at https://rapids-appointments.dmde.osd.mil/. Walk-ins may have wait times of more than two hours, so appointments are recommended. The SERGEANT AUDIE MUR-
651-2195. The next KNOW YOUR WORLD presentation will cover Kazakhstan at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 19 in Eisenhower Auditorium. Future presentations will cover Panama, Vietnam, Netherlands, Colombia, and Lebanon. The presentations are free and open to the public. The SERGEANT AUDIE MURPHY CLUB INDUCTION CEREMONY for Sgt. 1st Class Devon A. Martellotti and Staff Sgt. Carrie E. Lee is at 10 a.m. Oct. 20 in the Lewis and Clark Center. The event is open to the public. Military personnel should be in duty uniform and civilian personnel should be in
The NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM MORNING PLAYGROUP for parents and their children, infant through age 3, is from 910:30 a.m. every Wednesday in room 125 of the Resiliency
BECOME A FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDER. A free training program is offered that will guide students step-by-step through the certification process. Once certified, the FCC program and Fort Leavenworth Child, Youth and School Services will help place children in the FCC home. Continued support is offered through monthly meetings, resource materials and access to continuing education. Toys and supplies needed to get started are also provided. For more information, call 684-5117. The BETTER INVESTING STOCK SELECTION GUIDE I INVESTING CLASS is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Armed
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE can be dropped off at the HHW Collection Point in the basement of 810 McClellan Ave. weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There are also outside drop-off cabinets that can be used after hours. Products should be kept in their original containers, when possible. Household hazardous waste includes automotive products, home improvement products, paint, varnish, paint thinner, paint stripper, caulk and adhesives, pesticides, household cleaners, batteries, cosmetics, lighter fluid, and arts and crafts materials. E-waste is also accepted at the collection point, including computers, cell phones, cameras, modems, monitors, televisions, printers, game systems and general electronics. Used motor oil and antifreeze can be dropped off
Soldier For Life - Transition Assistance Program workshops are MANDATORY FOR ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL transitioning from active-duty service. The workshops are also available to spouses of transitioning military on a space-available basis. TAP workshops are five days from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Upcoming workshops are Oct. 17-21, Nov. 14-18 and Dec. 12-16. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 684-2227 or e-mail email@example.com.
The SHARP RESOURCE CENTER at 632 McClellan Ave. offers confidential resources and services for all personnel about the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program. For more information, call 6842810/2818. The Fort Leavenworth SHARP Hotline, available 24/7, is 684-1443; the DoD Safe Helpline is (877) 995-5247. The WOMEN VETERANS CALL CENTER hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 1-855VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636).
The VETERINARY TREATMENT FACILITY at 831 McClellan Ave. is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit the Fort Leavenworth Veterinary Treatment Facility Facebook page.
The INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE, at 428 McPherson Ave., is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The Fort Leavenworth VAN-
Catholic: Weekday Mass: Tuesday-Friday noon, Pioneer Chapel Weekend Mass: Saturday 5 p.m., Pioneer Chapel Weekend Mass: Sunday 9:30 a.m., Frontier Chapel RCIA: Sunday 11 a.m., Pioneer Chapel Protestant: Liturgical Worship Sunday 8:45 a.m., Memorial Chapel Traditional Worship Sunday 8:30 a.m., Pioneer Chapel Gospel Worship Sunday 10 a.m., Pioneer Chapel Episcopal Worship 10:30 a.m., Memorial Chapel Contemporary Worship 11 a.m., Frontier Chapel
civilian business casual. RSVP is required. E-mail Staff Sgt. Melissa A. French at melissa.a.french10.mil @mail.mil or call 684-0025 to RSVP. The Friends of the Frontier Army Museum ANNUAL HAUNTED FORT LEAVENWORTH TOURS are Oct. 22 and 29 starting at the old U.S. Disciplinary Barracks. Tours begin at 7 p.m. Purchase walking tour tickets online at www.FFAM.us. Cost is $13 for nonmembers and $15 for members for the walking tour. A bus tour is also available this year. Tickets for the bus tour are $25 for non-members and $20 for members, and are only available at the museum gift shop. For more information about FFAM
MILITARYCHILDCARE.COM is available to Fort Leavenworth Child, Youth and School Services patrons. MCC is a Department of Defense website for military families seeking child care. The single online gateway provides comprehensive information on military-oper-
Forces Insurance conference room. Topics include company debt, insider and institutional holdings, the latest quarterly sales and earnings, and cash flow. SSG II will follow Oct. 29. A pencil, ruler, colored pencils and calculator are needed for the course. For registration information and costs, contact Al Mueller at (913) 306-4723 or e-mail alcmueller @earthlink.net. To register, visit http://www.betterinvesting.org/ and enter a zip code in the upper right hand side, and click on “find a chapter near you.”
POOL PROGRAM is on-going and anyone can join a vanpool anytime. Vehicles, a comprehensive maintenance and repair program, insurance and back-up vans are provided by the vanpool company. A vanpool consists of five to 15 people who commute to and from work on a regular basis. The group shares the monthly operating expense and saves money. The Department of Defense also provides a tax-free transit subsidy that can be used to pay for vanpooling. The vanpool program is currently looking for new riders in the Overland Park, Shawnee, Legends, Atchison, Parkville, Liberty, Olathe and Lawrence areas. To join a vanpool, contact Debbie Hazelbeck at 684-3307 or deborah.a.hazelback. firstname.lastname@example.org.
at the Auto Craft Center at 911 McClellan Ave. or at an off-post garage or auto parts store.
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Center. For more information, call 684-2800.
EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT INSTRUCTORS ARE NEEDED for dance, music, culinary arts, academics, fitness and other areas for children ages 6 weeks to 18 years. SKIES is looking for caring, dedicated, imaginative instructors to create an experience of value, excellence and enjoyment on Fort Leavenworth. For more information, call the SKIES director at 684-3207.
PHY CLUB invites all members, candidates and volunteers to attend SAMC’s monthly meeting from noon to 1 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Fort Leavenworth Dining Facility.
PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO DO
CHILDREN AND TEENS The Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library hosts STORYTIME every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. The theme for October is “All About Animals.” For information, call (913) 758-3001.
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Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The MILITARY POLICE CORPS 75TH ANNIVERSARY BALL is at 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Kansas City Expo Center, Kansas City, Mo. The guest speaker is Brig. Gen. David Glaser, Army Corrections Command commander. Tickets are $55 payable to https://www .paypal.com/cgi bin/webscr?cmd= _s-xclick&hosted_button_id= 2PVAQEE2LJU8Q. Or pay with check or cash to Capt. Brandi Thorpe at 684-4819 or e-mail email@example.com.
The FMWR Arts and Crafts Center offers ongoing CLASS REGISTRATION for stained glass, matting and framing, cork and palette, and acrylic canvas painting classes. Registration is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Classes are for patrons 16 years and older with some classes restricted to adults 21 and over. For more information call 684-3373.
FAMILY COSMIC BOWLING is on the first Saturday of the month at Strike Zone Bowling Center. Two hours of bowling and shoe rental is $2 per person. For more information, call (913) 651-2195.
OUTDOOR RECREATION EQUIPMENT RENTAL has inflatable play areas, and camping and boating equipment available to rent at 911 McClellan Ave. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 684-3395.
The FRONTIER ARMY MUSEUM is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CUB SCOUT PACK 1 is selling popcorn to help fund activities and awards. Scouts will go door-to-door with popcorn on hand asking for support of the Scouting pro-
The Soldier For Life - Transition Assistance Program DRESS FOR SUCCESS is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20. The seminar addresses the importance of proper dress for interviewing and business situations. All classes are in the Resiliency Center.
Look for these Chapel Community groups on Facebook: • Fort Leavenworth Chapel • Fort Leavenworth Gospel Service • Fort Leavenworth Gospel Service Women’s Ministry • Ft. Leavenworth Episcopal Congregation • Ft. Leavenworth Club Beyond • Saint Ignatius Parish, Fort Leavenworth • Ft. Leavenworth Chapel Liturgical
fall events, visit www.FFAM.us or the FFAM Facebook page.
ated or military-subsidized child care programs worldwide and simplifies the child care search and request process. For more information, call 684-5138.
SELF DEFENSE FOR WOMEN, ages 16 and older, is at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Harney Sports complex. Topics include developing self awareness, being more assertive, verbal skills, and physical techniques. Pre-registration is required. Contact Army Community Service at 684-2800. Space is limited.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Frontier and Pioneer chapels
gram. Only cash or checks will be accepted. The AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM is every week day from 2:45-6 p.m. at Harrold Youth Center for sixththrough 12th-graders. The program offers sports, art, photography and video production. The homework lab provides help in academics, science experiments and
will provide instruction. The seminar covers how to navigate the USAJobs portal and how to prepare a federal resumé to apply for government employment. Classes are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27, Dec. 1, Jan. 26 and Feb. 16 in room 131 of the Resiliency Center. For information or to reserve a seat, call 684-2227 or email usarmy.sfl-tap.leavenworth@ mail.mil. The FAP LINK BETWEEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ANIMAL ABUSE class is from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Resiliency Center. For more information, call 684-2800.
Veterans Affairs is providing a TECHNICAL WORKSHOP from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25-26, Dec. 20-21 and Feb. 21-22 in room 131 of the Resiliency Center. The workshop is for soldiers seeking employment in a technical or vocational field and will help with determining career goals, interests and skill gaps. For more information or to sign up, call 684-2227 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and the Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program JOB AND EDUCATION FAIR is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Frontier Conference Center. The fair is open to all active-duty, Guard, Reserve, retirees, veterans, family members and DoD civilians. For information contact SFL-TAP at 684-2227 or e-mail usarmy.sfl-tap.leavenworth@mail. mil.
The Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program offers a monthly FEDERAL APPLICATION SEMINAR on submitting applications using the USAJobs website. The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
The Grantham University MILITARY JOB NETWORKING EVENT is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at Stove Factory Lofts, 401 S. 2nd St., Leavenworth, Kan. The event will give veterans and transitioning military
“Jeopardy!” tournaments. Transportation is provided from on-post schools as well as Leavenworth, Lansing and Immaculata high schools and Lansing and Warren middle schools. For more information stop by Harrold Youth Center for an updated monthly calendar or call 6845118.
personnel an opportunity to network and speak directly to hiring managers and corporate leaders. The event is open to all veterans and military personnel. The next ENTREPRENEUR WORKSHOPS are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and Feb. 14-15 in room 131 of the Resiliency Center. The workshop explains the basics of developing a business plan, legal and financial aspects of business ownership, advantages and disadvantages of purchasing a franchise, help available and how to overcome stress. For information or to reserve a seat, call 684-2227 or e-mail email@example.com. The Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program will host an EDUCATION WORKSHOP from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8-9 and Feb. 2324 in room 131 of the Resiliency Center. For information or to reserve a seat, call 684-2227 or e-mail usarmy.sfl-tap.leavenworth @mail.mil. The Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program has its own ACCREDITED FINANCIAL PLANNER who can help with assessing current and future financial situations. Make an appointment by calling 684-2227.
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FFAM announces annual Haunted Tours Friends of the Frontier Army Museum
The Friends of the Frontier Army Museum’s annual Haunted Tours at Fort Leavenworth are Oct. 22 and Oct. 29. For 16 years the FFAM has entertained the public with a walking tour, sharing tales about the alleged hauntings of buildings on the oldest active Army post west of the Mississippi River. Some of the pioneer folklore involves places such as “The Rookery,” the oldest occupied house in the state of Kansas. Some say it also has the distinction as the most haunted home in the state, and previous and current residents don’t disagree. What else might one expect from a home built on the Kansas frontier in 1832?
Check-in for the tours begins at 6 p.m. at the old U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at 310 McPherson Ave. The guided tours begin promptly at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for non-FFAM members and $13 for FFAM members and are available for purchase online at www.ffam.us for either day. Refreshments are available for purchase before the tour at the old USDB. New this year is a bus tour for those who find walking a bit more difficult. A dedicated guide will enlighten riders with stories about the National Cemetery, Infantry Barracks, the prison cemetery and more. Tickets for the bus tour are only available for purchase at the Frontier Army Museum Gift Shop at 100 Reynolds
Ave. Tickets are $25 for nonFFAM members and $20 for FFAM members. The bus tour also begins at the old USDB. “Along with sharing spooky stories about Fort Leavenworth, the Haunted Tour raises money to support and promote the Frontier Army Museum,” said Connie Croft, FFAM president. “Many of the artifacts are important pieces of not only Army history, but that of Kansas, too. Last year the FFAM sold over 1,000 tickets.” The event allows the opportunity to share with the public. “People are often curious about what happens behind the walls of Fort Leavenworth,” said Andrea Aitken, FFAM publicity chair. “This is a way we can share
a piece of Army life, from now and then, with the public. Tour participants can learn a lot while enjoying spooky stories. It’s up to them to decide if they think the stories are real or just frontierlegends, but walking past homes with signs that read ‘Former Soldier Burying Ground’ is enough to make you wonder.” Tour participants will have expedited access to the fort because the tours have been given special events status. It is not necessary to receive a pass from the Visitor Control Center but a valid ID, vehicle registration and proof of insurance must be provided at Grant Gate. Fort Leavenworth is compliant with the Real ID Act, therefore, guests with a driver’s license from Missouri, American
Samoa, Washington, Minnesota or Illinois must provide approved supplemental documentation. Examples are found here: http://garrison.leavenworth.army .mil/application/files/8014/6610/ 0165/DES-Suplemental-ID20APRIL2016.pdf. The Frontier Army Museum collects and preserves artifacts that tell the story of the Frontier Army from 1804 to 1916 and Fort Leavenworth from 1827 to the present through the use of its collection of historical artifacts. The FFAM operates to support the museum and all proceeds from their fundraisers provide monies to repair, maintain or purchase artifacts.
Updated programs help spouses find employment Elizabeth M. Collins | Army News Service
WASHINGTON — The Army and the Department of Defense are growing spouse employment programs and partnerships, career experts told family members last week. Eddy Mentzer, an Air Force spouse and an associate director in the DoD’s Office of Family Readiness Policy, responsible for the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program, said the department is about to induct new job partners, bringing the number to almost 350. As of last week, those employers have hired about 10,000 spouses, he said at an Association of the United States Army family forum. In addition, last year 22,000 spouses participated in the My Career Advancement program, designed to provide younger spouses with funding for certification, licenses and accreditations, or to start educations. “The numbers of spouses and the amount of dollars that we’re expending have increased over the last year,” Mentzer said.
“That’s turning around a five-year trend of decreasing numbers.” One big challenge military spouses face is transferring professional licenses and accreditations. Although 49 states (New York is in the process) have laws supporting licensure portability, that “doesn’t mean it’s an easy process,” he said, noting that DoD is partnering with the University of Minnesota to examine the laws in each state, and work with the top 20 licensing agencies in each state. Spouses can improve their employment chances by working on those licenses in advance of a relocation, and also by reaching out and networking with friends and contacts at their new duty stations. “The first thing is obviously the network,” said Col. Adam Rocke, director of the Army’s Soldier for Life program, which has a family component with numerous partners and resources. “That can’t just develop at the end of your transition,” Rocke said. “It’s got to be early. You have to make this transition a
process and not an event.” Rocke said that many employers are eager to hire military spouses. “They recognize the talents that you have, that you’re educated, you’re resourceful and flexible. You’re adaptable and can multitask. You’re highly educated and ... you’re civically engaged,” Rocke said. “They want that. They don’t just want you to be the employee that stays within the confines of the building. They want you to be outreach for them. They want you to be engaged in the community.” However, Army spouses are often overqualified. They’re too educated or in career fields that are too narrow for a rural installation where there are limited job opportunities in the surrounding communities. It’s very challenging and it happens all too frequently, said Amanda Crowe, who works with the Hiring Our Heroes program at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “Some of it comes with creativity and some of it comes with a call to action to employers to recognize skill sets rather than job ti-
tles. That’s something I encourage military spouses to learn about themselves as well,” Crowe said, explaining that her career progression doesn’t make sense on paper. “That’s one of the reasons why we encourage inperson networking, because if you ask me how I made those jumps, I can tell you there was a lot of team management. There was a lot of volunteer team management. ... I can string that along ... and I can do that in a cover letter. That’s what I encourage spouses to do, but you have to know the skill set and have to look past job titles and you have to realize this is how I can plug into your organization.” Automated application systems may also mean spouses need to be more creative when it comes to jobs they’re searching for, Mentzer added. For example, a spouse might want to find a job as a writer, and depending on how she writes her resumé, she may not come up as qualified for a journalist position. “One of our big goals over the next year is to create some algorithms with the Military Spouse Part-
nership portal so an employer will be able to go in and say, ‘I’m looking for 25 people or one person to do this specific job,’ and then have the system match the top 20 spouses for that opportunity,” he said. And “on the spouse side, of being able to say, ‘I’m interested in this type of position: Who are the 20 employers who have the best opportunities for me?’” He noted SECO also has free, highly qualified career counselors who field about 17,000 calls a month. They can pair with spouses longterm, helping spouses define goals and make steps to reach those goals. “The spouse and career counselor develop an action plan and then they follow that action plan over a period of months,” he explained, saying the program currently offers specialty packages in entrepreneurship and career readiness, with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and health care coming soon. “We’re about eight months into the first series that we’ve offered,” Mentzer said. “We’ve had 300 spouses participate in
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these. The feedback is tremendous. ... We set up this action plan and that career counselor checks in on a monthly basis.” The program has also introduced “Career Connections” to connect spouses with potential employers, helping with everything from the job search to the resumé. “Our counselors do an amazing job with mock interviews,” Mentzer said. “They research the company and set up an interview based on that company. ... It’s not just the typical this is what you may be asked. They conduct a real interview.” “We’re excited about where we’re going. We’re excited about what we’re doing,” Mentzer said. “This challenge is not going to go away for military spouses. We are not going to get away from moving. We’re not going to get away from overseas locations. We know those challenges exist. As a team, we can put resources and information in place to be able to support spouses as they move around.”
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The soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 705th Military Police Battalion (Detention), conduct a seven-mile road march around Sherman Army Airfield Sept. 27 as part of the company’s five-day field training exercise. From Sept. 26-30, the soldiers practiced a wide range of warrior tasks as well as specialized training relating to their mission in the Joint Regional Correctional Facility. Spc. Arnold Kim, 705th Military Police Battalion (Detention)
New personnel system to find untapped talent C. Todd Lopez | Army News Service
WASHINGTON — There’s a lot of untapped talent in the Army, especially among soldiers who serve in the Reserve components, but that’s going to change, according to the Army’s senior personnel officer. Most citizen-soldiers put on their uniforms at least two days a month, but they still spend most of their time in civilian clothes doing jobs that require skills and talents the Army hasn’t really ever paid much attention to, said Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, the Army’s deputy chief of staff, G-1. That will change with full deployment of new personnel software, called the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army. IPPS-A will provide a huge range of human resources and pay capabilities for the regular Army, the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve, McConville said. One of the capabilities IPPS-A will provide Army leadership is the ability to track talent inside the force, across all three components of the Army. It will track the skills, talents and capabilities that individual soldiers might have, outside their regular Army job. “It’ll be the first time in the his-
tory of the Army that we have all three components, the active, the Guard and the Reserve on one system,” McConville said. “That’s a huge deal. Right now as the G-1 of the Army, I can’t screen for the talent I have in the Guard and Reserve.” At the 2016 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, leaders said IPPS-A will replace 45 existing systems that currently do things independently of each other. McConville relayed a scenario from about eight years ago, back when he was serving as deputy commanding general (support), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Combined Joint Task Force-101, Operation Enduring Freedom, in Afghanistan. Then, he said, there was a surge, and “we needed a lot of skill sets that would help us build up Afghanistan.” There were Reserve and Guard forces there, he said, and those soldiers were asked to provide information about talents and skills they used during their civilian jobs. “Basically what we found out, the Army is managing this person as a supply sergeant, but they might have been running a con-
struction company,” back home, McConville said. “Or they were an S-3, or a captain or a major in infantry, but we found out this person was the head of the Texas Highway Department.” In the Reserve components, the Army has an array of talents, right at its fingertips, he said. But until now there’s been no way to document that talent, or to identify who has it, so the Army could make use of it. The Army’s Talent Management Task Force will use IPPS-A as a way to document those talents and exploit them where needed, he said. “We manage people in the Army basically by two variables: what is your rank and what is your occupational specialty,” McConville said. “We don’t know enough about them. We truly don’t know what their knowledge, skills and abilities are. Now we have a million folks that we can tap into and get them on the field in the right position, in the right place at the right time.” Now, McConville said, the Army will be able to use IPPS-A to define soldiers by as many as 25 variables, for instance, instead of just rank and specialty, and that will provide much more detail on what a soldier can do beyond what
the Army currently thinks might be the capability. That will help the Army put the best people into the jobs it needs to fill, he said. “We’re going to be able to screen their name for their cognitive and non-cognitive skill sets. So if we’re hiring somebody, and need somebody who is a very good writer or good speaker, we’ll know that. And if we want somebody that can work with the interagency, we’ll know that ... or they speak this language, or have this type of skill set. Maj. Gen. Wilson A. Shoffner, director of the Army Talent Management Task Force, said IPPS-A will provide “talent matching” for Army jobs. “There are some social apps out there that do that already,” he said. “But this is on a very large scale, almost 1.1 million people. It’s an information technology system that will allow us to see the talents that are out there, to forecast the requirements of the jobs we need done, and those jobs may have to do with a deployment or upcoming operation, and then make that automated match, so the individual can see it, the assignment officer can see it, and leaders and officers can see it. “The best way to think of it is
an open market place for allowing units, allowing individuals to compete for talent, and to allow individuals to tell us what they want, and to be able to see the jobs that are out there in the future.” Because IPPS-A works across all three components, it’ll allow the Army to dip into the total force for talent, Shoffner said. That’s something it couldn’t do before, and something it will benefit greatly from when IPPS-A comes fully online. “It’s going to be a gamechanger once we get the system in place,” he said. This winter, Shoffner said, a “bridge” to IPPS-A called the “assignment interactive module” will be piloted with students from the Command and General Staff College. “We’re going to use our normal distribution cycles, our normal assignment cycles, to take a look at that population — it’s about 900 officers — and that’ll be our first stab or attempt at trying to get this right,” he said. The Army should have an automated talent management capability established by late next summer, he said.
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Hunt celebrates 90 years of equestrian pursuit Christopher Burnett | Staff Writer
The Fort Leavenworth Hunt celebrated its 90th anniversary with a sequence of events over three days that began Oct. 7 with a historical ride of post. In addition to the opening hunt Oct. 8, other activities and events included a reception and cocktail party at the Frontier Army Museum Oct. 7, the Hunt Ball at J.W. Crancers in Leavenworth Oct. 8, and a ceremony at the Buffalo Soldier Monument and tour of the Lewis and Clark Center Oct. 9. “I have been with the Fort Leavenworth Hunt since 1978,” said Dave Drummond, retired former civilian deputy director of the Command and General Staff School. “In the beginning years, we hunted on post and very seldom did we hunt off post. Understandably, the post has changed significantly since then. Many of those places where we used to hunt are now other facilities and family housing. Today, many of our members are not military, which makes conducting the hunt off post more logistically convenient.” The Fort Leavenworth Hunt was started in 1926 and is the only military-affiliated foxhunt in North America. Subsequently, many famous military leaders throughout history have participated, including Generals Jonathan Wainwright and George Patton. “This is a special opening hunt. We’ve got people here from other places like Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado and Illinois,” Drummond said. Vivien Van Buren, a hunt participant visiting from Colorado, is a board member of Bijou Springs Hunt. “In Colorado we are a traditional hunt and hunt coyotes,” Van Buren said. “It’s great watching the hounds work — they are scent hounds.” The historical tour consisted of four groups of 20 mounted horses that departed at timed intervals in order to allow spacing between each group participating in the ride. Two hay wagons also carried passengers. Gary Smithand his family rode in the second hay wagon. Smith travelled with his family from Springfield, Ill. Smith served in the Army from 1956-1958. “Fort Leavenworth is probably one of the prettiest posts I’ve ever been on. And, the history here is tremendous too,” Gary Smith said. “I happen to be an avid reader of western history. There is so much written about events on the Missouri River that took place right in this area.” Gary Smith’s wife said she found the tour to be a great learning experience. “The tour was fabulous,” Nancy Smith said. “I learned a great deal. I was impressed with the age of some of the buildings here and how well they have been kept.” The Fort Leavenworth Hunt pursues a fox or coyote with 2535 foxhounds through designated hunt country while also offering the subscribers of the hunt an opportunity to view the chase. The intention of the fox hunt is only to chase and watch the hounds work as they are guided by the huntsman and assisted by the whippers-in. The field master leads the field of riders into position to view the fox or coyote
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After passing the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks Cemetery on Sheridan Drive, Fort Leavenworth Hunt member and tour guide retired Col. Mark French, on thoroughbred Gunner, right, leads Nancy Mitchell, huntsman for the Bijou Springs Hunt in Colorado, on quarter horse Delta Dawn, and her husband Rohn Mitchell, master of the foxhounds for the Bijou Springs Hunt, and other horseback riders to the next point of interest during a post tour conducted on horseback to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the FLH Oct. 7 on Riverside Avenue. Hunt clubs from Colorado, Missouri, Iowa, Texas, Nebraska and Indiana participated with the FLH in the weekend of celebratory events, which included opening hunt Oct. 8 and a wreath-laying ceremony Oct. 9 at the Buffalo Soldier Monument.
French Liaison Officer to the Combined Arms Center Col. Nicolas Auboin, riding Dr. Steve Thomas’ horse Chili, says hello to Chantal Van Rantwijk of the Netherlands, riding Jim Fain’s horse Royal, as their two tour groups pass near Wainwright Bowl during post tours on horseback to celebrate the Fort Leavenworth Hunt’s 90th anniversary Oct. 7. Wainwright Bowl, near the intersection of McClellan and Bluntville avenues, was once used as a horse jump area by the FLH and was named for Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, who was a member of the FLH when he was stationed at Fort Leavenworth 1928-31.
Fort Leavenworth Hunt member and tour guide Maj. Jeroen Van Rantwijk, School of Advanced Military Studies student from the Netherlands, riding Keene Saxon’s horse Hank, tells horseback riders about the old U.S. Disciplinary Barracks and its prison structure known as the castle, which was demolished several years ago but can be seen as it once looked through an etching on the old USDB grounds, during a post tour conducted on horseback to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the FLH Oct. 7.
being pursued. Riders are grouped by ability for a safe and exciting riding. Additionally, a qualified member of the staff leads a group of riders called “the hill-toppers,” who follow along at a slower pace without jumps. The FLH provides opportunities for families who enjoy equestrian sports. Fox hunts emphasize the chase and are conducted from September through April. The club is active throughout the year with horse shows, riding instruction, horse and hound training and other riding and social events. Introductory courses in fox hunting are given August through September. Hunts are on Wednesdays and Saturdays from September through March. The FLH clubhouse is at 650 McPherson Ave., phone number (913) 651-1141 or 684-1703. Christine Watts-Wright, member of Bridlespur Hunt Club out of St. Louis from Troy, Mo., riding appaloosa Stewart Little, and 14-year-old Caitlyn Wright, riding Pony of the Americas Valentine, pause to take photos of fellow Bridlespur Hunt Club member Tess Fleischli and 7-year-old Abri Fleischli on their warmbloods Balian and Mr. Rockefeller as a tour group rides from inside the old U.S. Disciplinary Barracks complex to the next point of interest during a post tour conducted on horseback to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Fort Leavenworth Hunt Oct. 7. Hunt clubs from Missouri, Colorado, Iowa, Texas, Nebraska and Indiana participated in the weekend of celebratory events, which included opening hunt Oct. 8 and a wreath-laying ceremony Oct. 9 at the Buffalo Soldier Monument.
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Cooking demo focuses on kitchen fire safety Christopher Burnett | Staff Writer
Two fire inspectors from the Fort Leavenworth Fire Department joined members of the Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities staff to present a cooking safety class Oct. 11 in the FLFHC Community Center. Nearly 30 community members learned about safe kitchen practices in various scenarios. “A lot of the fires that happen on post are kitchen fires,” said Laura Alexander, FLFHC’s new marketing coordinator. “We want to reduce that by offering this cooking class during Fire Prevention Month and in conjunction with the fire department.” “The purpose of the class is to provide useful information and demonstrate fire safety best practices,” Alexander said. Fire Inspectors Jaime Amparan and Derek Elrod prepared three menu items to demonstrate the points made during the presentation in an applied situation of actual cooking. Cooking fires are the primary cause of home fires and home fire injuries, Elrod said. “Even more people are burned by hot cooking equipment, such as ranges, ovens, pots and pans,” Amparan said. “Additionally, (they can receive) injuries by scalds from hot drinks, soups or food from the mi-
Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities Marketing Coordinator Laura Alexander stirs a sauce for meatballs and Fort Leavenworth Fire Inspector Derek Elrod stirs a cheese dip as Col. Chris Robertson, Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program student at the School of Advanced Military Studies, and other kitchen safety cooking class attendees line up to sample the offerings Oct. 11 at the FLFHC Community Center.
crowave.” Child safety is also important. “Young children are at a particularly high risk from these non-fire cooking burns,” Elrod added. “We recommend that every kitchen have an established ‘kid free zone’ of at least three feet around the stove. And another best practice for safety is to never hold a child while you are cooking or carrying hot foods or liquids.” The National Fire Protection Association recommends several proactive safety measures to minimize fire risk. Some of these include staying in the kitchen while frying or broiling food, and to turning off the stove when leaving the kitchen while
cooking — even if only leaving for a short time. “We want to cover all aspects of cooking — the baking in the oven, the grill, on the stove top — cooking common items that most families will make at some point. We also want to provoke discussion and proactive thought about safety,” Amparan said. For some, it was about meeting new people and learning. “I am here to hang out with neighbors, meet new neighbors and learn some new recipes,” said resident Melissa Caputo. “I think the fire safety aspect of the event is wonderful. With us living in such a close community, where houses are often touching one an-
other, I was encouraged to hear the information about changing batteries in smoke detectors.” “This is another awesome community event,” said Caputo’s neighbor, Lakesha Finley-Flowers. “I think the demonstration of using fire extinguishers and the information about the various types of extinguishers for different uses was extremely helpful.” The NFPA emphasizes that home fire extinguishers have limits, noting that some extinguishers discharge completely in as little as eight seconds. It is important to evacuate the home and call the fire department, rather than attempt to fight the fire using an extinguisher. “The very best thing
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Fire Inspector Derek Elrod turns meatballs while leading a cooking class on kitchen safety Oct. 11 at the Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities Community Center. Elrod shared tips for avoiding kitchen fires and offered the mnemonic RACE to help people remember what to do in the event of a fire — Rescue (get everyone to safety), Alarm/Alert (call 911/the fire department even if the fire was put out), Confine/Contain (confine fire limits if possible), Extinguish (use a fire extinguisher if competent and have a clear exit).
that anyone can do is to make sure a fire doesn’t happen in their house,” said Deputy Fire Chief Christian Howell. “Be proactive by taking simple preventative measures. Keep combustibles away from the stove. Make sure that you stay with your cooking. Make sure that
you are following your recipe and know what you are doing.” Fire Prevention Week is Oct 9-15. The Fire Department hosted its annual open house Oct. 12 where visitors were treated to food, met firefighters and toured Fire Station No. 2 at 295 Biddle Blvd.
BOSS Zombie Run participants jog by a sign indicating that more zombies, portrayed by volunteers trying to grab runners’ flags, will be found ahead on the five-kilometer-plus course Oct. 8 on McPherson Avenue.
Zombies run amok during BOSS fun run
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“Zombie bride” Capt. Candra Maita, Headquarters, Mission Command Training Program, lurches toward BOSS Zombie Run participant Bodie McLin, vice president of the Barton Community College running club, as he passes Brunner Range on Sheridan Drive Oct. 8. McLin was the second-place finisher, and he took first place for being the fastest runner to cross the finish line with both of his flags. Zombies tried to grab flags from runners’ waists as they negotiated the five-kilometer-plus course.
“Zombie bride” Capt. Candra Maita, Headquarters, Mission Command Training Program, lurches toward Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Zombie Run participant Maj. Jason Pellerin, Command and General Staff College student, as he pushes 5-year-old Wyatt and 8-year-old Raegan through the onslaught of zombie brides by Brunner Range on Sheridan Drive Oct. 8. Pellerin, with children in tow, was the first-place finisher.
“Zombie bride” Capt. Candra Maita, Headquarters, Mission Command Training Program, watches Sgt. Carl Seim, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 40th Military Police Battalion (Detention), add fake blood to retired Staff Sgt. Darenda Van Voorhis’ zombie makeup before the BOSS Zombie Run Oct. 8 by Merritt Lake. Volunteers who portrayed zombies chased runners to steal flags fastened around runners’ waists. Prizes were given for fastest time overall, fastest time with the most flags and best costume.
Dressed as clown zombies for the event, Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Zombie Run participants Daniel Knott and spouse British Maj. Michael Brigham, Command and General Staff College student, jog past “zombie” retired Staff Sgt. Darenda Van Voorhis as she crawls toward passing runners Oct. 8 on Sheridan Drive near Brunner Range. Runners dodged zombies along the five-kilometer-plus race, trying to elude the zombies as they grabbed for the flags around runners’ waists. The runners with the fastest time and most flags were awarded pumpkins.
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Take steps to ensure children’s safety Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 12,000 children ages 0-19 die from unintentional injuries in the home, including burns, drowning, falls, poisoning or road traffic. More than 9.2 million are treated in emergency rooms for nonfatal injuries. Statistics like these emphasize the need for vigilance and safety in the home. By implementing a few safety measures, residents can reduce the probability of home accidents. Safety latches and locks — Adding these inexpensive devices to cabinets and drawers can prevent poisonings and other injuries. Safety gates — Gates help prevent falls down stairs and keep children from entering rooms where there are possible dangers. Anti-scald devices for faucets and shower heads — Set the water heater temperature to 120 degrees Fahrenheit to help prevent burns from hot water. Smoke alarms — Placed on every level of a home, inside each bedroom and outside sleeping areas will alert residents to fires. Window guards and safety netting — These can help prevent falls from windows, balconies, decks and landings. Cordless window coverings
HOUSING UPDATE — In homes with young children, cordless drapes or blinds can help prevent strangulation. Find more safety tips at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission by visiting their website at www.cpsc.gov. The website also has information for recalled products and visitors can sign up for automatic e-mail recall notifications.
Fall yard maintenance Barren Outdoor Solutions is now performing bi-weekly yard maintenance. More information on the new fall schedule will be sent to residents in a OneCall email and will be included in the October FLFHC newsletter.
Retirees, civilians Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities is offering leasing opportunities to military retirees and Department of Defense civilians. Beautiful and historic Fort Leavenworth has much to offer families, including a safe and secure environment in which to live, work and play; excellent schools; and convenient proximity to Kansas City, the surrounding metropolitan area and the many attractions the Midwest has
to offer. Contact FLFHC for more information and availability. Select neighborhoods and a variety of homes and styles are available and restrictions may apply. A few of the amenities available to those who live on post include lawn service and 24-hour maintenance services. Residents also have access to the FLFHC Community Center, which features a state-of-the-art fitness center, a playroom, a gourmet kitchen and community room that can be reserved for events, an outdoor seating area and a playground.
Photography contest Grab your camera and enter FLFHC’s fall photo contest. Amateurs and pros are welcome to participate. First prize is a $50 gift card and the winning photo will be displayed in the FLFHC Community Center. Rules for the contest can be found on the FLFHC Facebook page, website or by e-mailing LAlexander@ TheMichaelsOrg.com.
Birthday drawing Have a child with a birthday in October? Come by the Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage
Communities office at 220 Hancock Ave. to enter him or her into the monthly birthday drawing. All submissions must be received in the FLFHC office by Oct. 21.
Coloring contest Children’s coloring contest sheets are available through Oct. 21 online at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com and at the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. Contest winners will receive a prize and have their artwork published in the FLFHC newsletter.
Halloweenie Roast Join FLFHC for the ninth annual Halloweenie Roast and costume contest 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31 at the FLFHC Community Center, 220 Hancock Ave. Enjoy free hotdogs, chips, drinks and a costume contest.
Super Savers Residents can nominate themselves for the Super Saver of the Month award by submitting a nomination form, which can be found on the FLFHC website at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com. Bring the form and a copy of the most recent utilities statement to the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. by the 21st of each month. Families can nominate themselves each month for this award but can only win once per calendar year. All monthly winners re-
ceive a $25 gift card to the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. Monthly winners will also be eligible for the Super Saver of the Year award, presented on Environmental Awareness Day in May.
Yard of the Month The Yard of the Month program recognizes residents who spruce up and decorate their yard and porch. The third week of each month, Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities representatives patrol villages on post to select three yards to be “Yard of the Month.” In October, the judges will be looking for yards with great Halloween decorations. Winners are chosen based on the use of color, ornaments and plants in their front yard and front porch. Winners receive a $25 Army and Air Force Exchange Service gift card and a Yard of the Month certificate, as well as recognition in the FLFHC newsletter. Watch for more announcements on Facebook, followed by a One-Call Now e-mail message with event details. And don’t forget to follow FLFHC on Twitter. Visit the FLFHC website at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com for downloadable forms and other useful information.
Rod & Gun Club honors top dogs in competition Rod and Gun Club
The Rod and Gun Club’s Fall Hunting Dog Competition was Oct. 8 in Area F near Sherman Army Airfield. This semi-annual competition's focus is on a safe experience and dog training on game farm birds under live fire field hunting conditions. Twenty-one teams competed in a safe, family friendly and fun event that serves as a great way for hunters and their canine athletes to prepare the 2016-2017 upland game bird hunting sea-
son. Teams consisted of one pointing or flushing dog, two hunters and seven shotgun shells. At least three pheasants were in the field for every team. Each team had 30 minutes in their designated field to work the dog. Each dog that appropriately pointed or flushed a pheasant was awarded the Rod and Gun Club qualified gun dog rosette. Trophies and other prizes were awarded for the top qualifying teams in the pointing and flushing dog categories at the club’s general membership meet-
Pet of the Week
Dolce is a 4-month-old female kitten available for adoption at the Fort Leavenworth Stray Facility at 510 Organ Ave. Spay surgery, vaccinations and microchipping are included in her adoption fee. The volunteer-run Stray Facility hours this week are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 14, noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 17, closed Oct. 18, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19. Appointments can be made for pre-approved adopters. The link for the online adoption application form is at www.flsf.petfinder.com, where profiles for adoptable pets and updated hours are also posted. Call (913) 684-4939 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment or more information.
SPORTS SHORTS The CAC SCRAMBLE is at noon Oct. 14 at Trails West Golf Course. Entry fee is $45 for pass holders and $55 for non-pass holders. Pre-pay and save $5. For more information, call (913) 651-7176. The 25th annual WENDY’S CHILI SCRAMBLE begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 15 at Trails West Golf Course. Entry fee is $45 for pass holders and $55 for non-pass holders.
Price includes green fees, carts, range balls, flight prizes, hole prizes, a breakfast buffet before the round and a chili buffet following the round. Sign-up at Trails West Pro Shop. For more information, call (913) 651-7176. The LIL’ WEENIE FUN SHOOT begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 15 at Brunner Range. The entry fee is $30. Cutoff time for entries is 10:30 a.m. All participants must
ing Oct.12. The top qualifying team was Team Rascal, a German shorthaired pointer owned and handled by Bill Greer, assisted by gunner Steve Frandrich, with 1,240 points. The top pointing dog was Hero, a wirehaired Vizsla owned and handled by Ken Hanlen, assisted by Greg Hanlen, with 960 points. The second-place pointing dog team was Rusty, a Brittany owned and handled by Bill Greer, assisted by gunner Steve Fan-
drich, with 910 points. The third-place pointing team was Bobbie, a German shorthaired pointer, handled by her owner Kent Ervin, supported by gunner Jan Horvath, with a score of 680 points. The top flushing dog team, after three tie breakers, was Team Lucky, a Labrador retriever owned and handled by Nick Schaefer, assisted by Greg Hanlen, with 420 points. The second-place flushing team after going through the tie breaker rules was Team Ribbit, a
MUNSON NOTES WALK-IN INFLUENZA VACCINATION CLINICS are from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday at Munson Army Health Center's Gentry Clinic building. MAHC is currently out of the high-dose flu vaccine for seniors 65 and over. There are Saturday clinics Oct. 15 and Oct. 29 for Retiree Appreciation Day (adults only). MAHC is currently scheduling blocks of time at the Command and General Staff College and the Mission Command Training Program for the larger units on post. Flu shots are also available during routine medical poointments. Beneficiaries can use the TRICARE Pharmacy Vaccine Program to obtain the influenza vaccine. A list of authorized pharmacies can be found under the flu information link at www.munson.amedd. army.mil. Contact the network pharmacy in advance to inquire about influenza vaccine avail-
use a .410 shotgun. Entry includes 50 targets, lunch and door prizes. For more information, call (913) 651-8132. The CAC Special Troops Battalion and FMWR HALF MARATHON, 10K AND 5K starts at 8 a.m. Oct. 22 at Harney Sports Complex. Register online at www.fortleavenworthfmwr.com. Pre-registration is $20 for 5K or 10K, $25 for half marathon, $40 for family (up to three), with packet pickup from 6:307:30 a.m. Pets and strollers are welcome. Run will take place rain or shine. For
ability and current vaccination schedules. Active-duty service members who receive influenza vaccinations from non-military facilities need to provide proof of immunization to the unit MEDPROS point of contact or the Preventive Medicine Clinic within 24 hours after vaccination. All clinics are based on vaccine availability. For information call the Preventive Medicine clinic at 684-6539. The Munson Army Health Center HAND HYGIENE SURVEY has begun. This is an infection prevention Performance Improvement Initiative that will compare patient observations with internal observations. Patients in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Specialty and Well Women Clinics will be asked to complete a survey on whether or not their health care workers washed or used hand sanitizer before pro-
more information, call 684-1674. FMWR Outdoor Adventure Series continues with the GREAT PUMPKIN ORIENTEER MEET starting at 8 a.m. Oct. 22 at Gruber Fitness Center. Choose from three levels of traditional orienteering courses or a 15-kilometer hybrid bike orienteering course. For more information, call (913) 683-5634 or visit www.ftlvadventure. com. CERTIFIED LIFEGUARDS ARE NEEDED. Applicants must be 18 or
Labrador retriever owned by George Modica with 420 points. Ribbit was handled by George’s son, also named George, assisted by Austin McKune. The third place flushing team was Team Hank, a Labrador retriever owned and handled by Randy Herrman, assisted by Lou Walling, with a score of 380 points. The club’s Spring Hunting Dog Competition is planned to be Feb. 25. For more information contact 684-7229/7620.
viding their care. All APPOINTMENT REMINDERS — calls and text messages — from Munson Army Health Center are sent out 36 hours in advance. When patients receive a reminder phone call, they should listen to the entire message so they don’t cancel an appointment by mistake. Munson Army Health Center is LOCKED DURING NONCLINIC HOURS. For access to the facility as a storm shelter or any other reason visitors are asked to use the south entrance near the information desk and use the phone outside the doors. For after-hours health concerns, call the Call Center at 684-6250. To facilitate the TRANSFER OF A PRESCRIPTION that has been filled at another pharmacy to Munson Army Health Center, visit the MAHC homepage at https://www.munson.amedd .army.mil and click the online services link on the right side of the page, then click on the
older and available to work 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Harney Sports Complex. For more information, call 684-3224/2190. The ADULT SPORTS program needs officials in basketball, softball and flag football. For more information, call 684-5136. Brunner Range, 701 Sheridan Drive, offers FREE SKEET SHOOTING LESSONS at 10 a.m. every Wednesday and Thursday and at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Equipment rental is available. For information, call 684-8132.
TRAILS WEST GOLF COURSE offers annual passes for $80 or less per month with unlimited greens access and reduced prices for tournaments. Call (913) 651-7176 for information. DoD civilians can participate in the CIVILIAN FITNESS PROGRAM, which allows full-time employees three hours of administrative leave per week for physical training, monitoring and education. For details, call Matt Price at 684-3224.
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