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Issue 113 Oct. 4, 2012

Serving the Soldiers, Civilians and Families of 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div.

Spc. Luis Salcedo (left) and Spc. Manuel Vitaliano, both combat engineers, Company C, 2nd STB, watch Betsy Erivez, a 1st Grader at Centennial Elementary School, kick a ball during the Fall Carnival held in the school’s gym, Sept. 27. The Soldiers volunteer at the school as part of Fort Carson’s Adopt-A-School program designed to pair unitsh with schools in efforts to positively affect the community. Soldiers ran games and gave prizes to children during the fund raising carnival.

Teachers: Soldiers good role models to kids Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Ruth Pagan 2nd BCT, PAO, 4th Inf. Div.

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oldiers with 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, volunteered through Fort Carson’s Adopt-ASchool program at Centennial Elementary School to support the school’s Fall Carnival, Sept. 27. Soldiers operated games, handed out prizes and interacted with children during the schools annual fundraiser. “We are really excited to have the support of our AdoptA-School unit,” said Kim Noyes, assistant principal at Centennial ES. “Because of their involvement, we are able to provide more games, as well as ensure that we can serve food at the carnival.”

Soldiers not only provide manual labor but also are positive influences on the children. “It means so much to kids to have Soldiers here helping out,” said Stacy Blair, 1st Grade teacher and the Title I parent involvement organizer at the school. “The kids love seeing Soldiers in their uniforms and having them around as good role models for them, someone they Spc. Tiffany Freeze, imagery analyst, Company A, 2nd STB, hops around with Alan Bentura, a Kindergartener at Centennial Elementary School during the Fall Carnival held at the school Sept. 27.

can trust.” “It’s always nice to have positive role models here in the school to make sure students understand what we are doing here is important,” said Noyes. Not only are children being impacted positively, but Soldiers are reaping benefits as well. “It feels really good knowing the kids are having fun and enjoying themselves,” said Spc. Quenten Martin, radio operator (Pictured right) Spc. Quenten Martin, radio operator maintainer, Company B, 2nd STB, highfives Dayne Solano, a Kindergartener

at Centennial Elementary School, after completing a game Sept. 27.

maintainer, Company B, 2nd STB, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div. “It’s cool because you know when we were kids you always wanted someone who you looked up to come help you do stuff and now I kind of get to be that hero.”


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Warhorse Pride

Issue 113 Oct. 4, 2012

‘Warhorse’ leadership gains new physical fitness knowledge Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch available to them through the AWC, but are 2nd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. receiving the training first hand. aining a maximum heart rate “We are running through the leadership of 85 percent on a treadmill, so they know what resources are available counting a resting metabolic rate to their Soldiers in the brigade,” said Tony and receiving a body fat percentage with up Heinz, nurse educator and certified personal to 99 percent accuracy are events officers trainer with the American College of Sports and senior noncommissioned officers of Medicine. 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Leadership is taking part in three portions Division, participated in at Fort Carson’s of training education; a fitness test aimed to Army Wellness Center, during the month of test Vo2 max, which is how much oxygen the September. body can absorb during cardio respiratory More than 90 “Warhorse” Brigade leaders fitness; Bod Pod testing, which uses air are not only receiving information on how displacement to measure a Soldier’s body fat to keep Soldiers educated about programs percentage and a resting metabolic rate, which tests a Soldier’s breathing pattern and lets them know whether they have low, normal or high metabolism. “The leadership is going through everything,” said Heinz. “They are going to know what’s available and inform the Soldiers from the top down.” The brigade-wide study is the first of its kind and plans to test all overweight Soldier assigned to 2nd BCT. “We all think we are in better shape than we are,” said Master Sgt. Mark Skinner, current operations noncommissioned officer in charge, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd BCT. “It will help Soldiers and leaders see where they are and how they can get to where they want to be.” Though leadership is the main focus right now, the main intent is to help Soldiers become informed. “(Soldiers) are going to say, ok our Maj. Sean Heenan (left), brigade engineer, HHT, 2nd STB, battalion commander, command sergeant is coached by Tony Heinz, nurse educator and certified major and first sergeant have been through personal trainer with the Army College of Sports Medicine, this program and they vouch for it and they on proper techniques to test his back strength during a understand the importance of the program,” fitness test at Fort Carson’s Army Wellness Center, Sept. 27, said Heinz. 2012. More than 90 officers and senior noncommissioned Even though the program is unlike normal officers from the “Warhorse” Brigade went through training physical fitness education, the leaders know it that including testing for body fat percentage, the type of is important. metabolism they have and the amount of oxygen taken in during cardio respiratory fitness. “This is different than taking an Army

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Warhorse Pride Col. Omar Jones IV........................2nd BCT Commander Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Lehtonen....2nd BCT CSM Maj. Chris Maestas.................................................PAO OIC Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch..................................PAO NCOIC Staff Sgt. Ruth Pagan.........................Layout and Design Sgt. Seth Barham........................................................Editor

The Warhorse Pride is produced in the interest of the Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. The Warhorse Pide is an Army-funded newsletter authorized under provision of AR 360-1. Contents of the Warhorse Pride are not necessarily the view of, nor endorsed by the U.S. government, Department of Defense, Department of the Army or the 4th Infantry Division. All editorial content of The Warhorse Pride is prepared, edited, provided and approved by the 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public

Staff Sgt. Matthew Jardine, paralegal specialist, HHT, 2nd STB, is measured by Stepanie Ryan, health educator, at the Army Wellness Center, Sept. 27. Proper height and weight is required to receive the most accurate results from the Bod Pod, a machine that uses air displacement to measure an individual’s body fat percentage.

Physical Fitness Test.” said Maj. Sean Heenan, brigade engineer, HHT. “It’s more thorough, accurate and scientific. It gives you a better understanding of where you are and how to get better.” Additionally, the AWC offers tobacco cessation classes, which are geared toward helping Soldiers quit smoking, and a massage chair, which provides Soldiers feedback on how to control their breathing resulting in lowering stress. For addition information contact the AWC at (719) 526-3887, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Affairs Office. The Warhorse Pride welcomes articles, commentary and photos from readers. The Warhorse Pride reserves the right to edit submissions selected for the publication. All issues of The Warhorse Pride can be viewed online from your home computer at www.facebook. com/2bct4id Submissions should be e-mailed to the editor: ruth.a.pagan2.mil@mail.mil


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First Friday ArtWalk Old Colorado City ArtWalk 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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Family Readiness Group

Harvest Festival Rock Ledge Historic Site 10:00 - 3:00 p.m.

25th Annual High Country Toy Run at Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum 11:00 a.m.

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Hoobastank at the Black Sheep 7:00 p.m.

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Issue 113 Oct. 4, 2012

Business Workshop “Start-up Basics” at Fountain Corporate Center 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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FRSA Information

3-16 FAR Dyanne Beckman.........................................................526-1635 dyanne.m.beckman.civ@mail.mil

2nd BCT Valarie Adams............................................................524-4797 valarie.a.adams.civ@mail.mil

1-67 AR Valerie Mansapit...........................................................524-1476 valerie.j.mansapit.civ@mail.mil

1-10 CAV Francy Avizu...............................................................526-1946 francy.avizu.civ@mail.mil

204th BSB Barbara Young...............................................................526-4172 barbara.a.young.civ@mail.mil

Farmer’s Market at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Colorado Springs City Tour at the Mining Exchange Hotel 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursady Night Run Club at Old Chicago’s 6:00 p.m.

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2-8 IN Ursual Pittman...........................................................526-0727 ursual.t.pittman.civ@mail.mil 2 STB Spc. Morgan Madrick..............................................503-2602 morgan.a.madrick.mil@mail.mil Find us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/2bct4id


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Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers

Issue 113 Oct. 4, 2012

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