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FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — In an effort to grow the force to a half million by 2028, the Army must continue to refine recruiting outreach efforts, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper.

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — There are three components that encompass the Army: active duty, Army Reserve and the Army National Guard. Each component is different from the other in regards to training, deployments and overall daily routine.

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FORT CARSON, Colo. — Edward Iannuccilli served as an Army medic in Vietnam nearly a half century ago, yet he never participated in a retreat ceremony.

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FORT CARSON, Colo. — Post youths were treated to an NFL experience as New York Jets wide receiver, Andre Roberts, hosted the Proctor and Gamble Football ProCamp at Pershing Field July 9-10, 2018, due to the efforts of the Fort Carson community and commissary.

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Meet Sgt. Javaris Campbell, the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson Soldier of the Week!

Campbell is with Company B, 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment “Silver Lions,” 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. Campbell is currently a Forward Signal Support NCO. He deployed in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve and quickly stood out as a competent, hardworking Soldier and his knowledge vastly exceeded his experience level. Upon his return, Campbell consistently completed any task with the highest quality and efficiency. He constantly took charge of the headquarters platoon on his own initiative and accomplished daily tasks to standard. Campbell recently developed a class that was taught throughout the battalion. He consistently takes initiative to complete tasks and has an innate ability to live by the Army Values. Headquarters platoon is ultimately more effective thanks to Campbell and the company is proud to have him as a part of the organization. Steadfast and Loyal!

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FORT CARSON, Colo. — When I first learned I would take on the position of Army Wellness Center director at Fort Carson, I sought advice from friends, Soldiers and other fitness professionals about acclimatizing to Colorado’s high altitude. As a retired military veteran of 24 years and a longtime resident of low-altitude Hawaii, I figured it would be easy to get into shape.

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ILLESHEIM, Germany — The 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, assumed rotational aviation brigade responsibilities during a hand over ceremony with 1st Air Cavalry Brigade (ACB), 1st Cavalry Division, at Illesheim Army Airbase, Germany, July 2, 2018, symbolizing the official start of the brigade’s deployment to Europe.

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From the Mountaineer online Historical Treasures section, this article ran in the Feb.18, 1956, issue.

"The 5th Division (Mech), its three brigades all together at Fort Carson, marks the fourth anniversary of its reactivation with a variety of activities tomorrow and Sunday.

All chapel services on post, starting with tonight’s Jewish rites, through Catholic and Protestant worship Sunday, will observe the anniversary event."

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Soldiers with 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, participate in a multinational static display for school-aged children of the region at Mihail Koglniceanu Air Base, Romania, July 5, 2018. Soldiers with the battalion are in Romania conducting a nine-month deployment in support of Atlantic Resolve, a U.S. endeavor to fulfill NATO commitments by rotating U.S.-based units throughout the European theater to deter aggression against NATO allies and partners in Europe.

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Fort Carson welcomed incoming U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Brian K. Wortinger and Command Sgt. Maj. Kenyatta L. Mack during a change of leadership ceremony July 6, 2018, at Founders Field.

Col. Ronald P. Fitch Jr. relinquished command responsibilities to Wortinger and Command Sgt. Maj. David Burton handed over senior enlisted leader duties to Mack in a symbolic ceremony featuring the 4th Infantry Division Band and Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard.

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Ensuring Fort Carson operations run without a hitch requires a system and the labor to address routine maintenance and repair needs that are bound to crop up. The Directorate of Public Works (DPW) operations and maintenance contractor, T&H Services, addresses these issues through its service order process.

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1st Lt. Kelsey Reppert, front left, carried a 35-pound ruck up and down hills, over rocky trails and steaming pavement, and through an unforgiving sand pit on a grueling 26.2 mile trek recently. And though she traveled the course in less than six hours, which just happened to garner her first place in the female military heavy division of the 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March, she said it wasn’t even close to the hardest thing she’s ever done. Add 20 pounds to the ruck and 27 more days of arguable torture and you have what’s known as the Sapper Leader Course.

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Education fair set for July 19

Looking to earn a degree? Stop by the William “Bill” Reed Special Events Center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. July 19 for the Fort Carson Education Center’s annual Education Fair and visit with more than 30 colleges from around the U.S. Active-duty service members, spouses, Family members and DOD civilians are all welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact the Fort Carson Education Center at 526-2124.

Fort Carson Soldier Ben Nica, front left, and his son Maximus Nica, right, toss a ball while enjoying a Family outing at the post outdoor swimming pool June 28, 2018. The post outdoor pool is open for the summer each day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The indoor swimming pool at Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center is also open for swimming and conditioning needs. (Photo by Walt Johnson)

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Master fitness trainer (MFT) instructors from the U.S. Army Physical Readiness Division, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, certified Soldiers across Fort Carson as MFTs June 18-29, 2018.

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Summer is here again, and summer means hot temperatures. Warm weather is great for enjoying everything Colorado has to offer, but as things heat up, you may need to take extra precautions to stay safe and healthy.

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The Army has approved a new physical fitness test - the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) - to directly connect fitness with combat readiness for all Soldiers. The test will improve Soldier physical readiness, change the Army fitness culture, reduce preventable injuries and unplanned attrition, better inform commanders of unit readiness, and enhance mental toughness and stamina.

The test is designed to replace the current test of record with a gender- and age-neutral assessment based on the physical demands of combat. Field Tests begin in October 2018 with 60 designated battalions of different types in all three Army components -- Regular Army, Army National Guard, and U.S. Army Reserve.

The ACFT will be implemented across the Army in October 2019 and will become the Army's fitness test of record no later than October 2020.

The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) will remain in effect during the transition period.

Mountain Post Living is shifting its focus to physical health and fitness for the months of July, August and September. Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, and the surrounding Pikes Peak region offer many opportunities for each of us to enhance our physical well-being.

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El Paso County Fair offers miltary free admission July 14

The El Paso County Fair holds its Military Appreciation Day July 14, offering free admission for active-duty military, veterans and their Families with valid military identification. Daily shows and events include Elephant Extravaganza, Butterfly Encounter, Salida Circus, carnival, petting zoo and 4-H shows. There is evening entertainment of auto races (additional admission ticket required) and concert featuring Ashlee and the Longshot Revival. The fairgrounds are located at 366 10th Street in Calhan. Visit elpasocountyfair.com for more information.

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Congratulations to Kamala Barker, Arin Johnston, Meg Caristi and Christopher Martinez, the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson Volunteers of the Quarter! Thank you for all you do for our community!

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Maj. Eric R. Lintelmann, an Army Reserve Soldier from the 1st Space Brigade in Colorado Springs emerged from the 2018 Warrior Games victorious. Temporarily assigned to the Medical Department Activity-Fort Carson, Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB), Lintelmann represented the WTB and the U.S. Army during the Warrior Games held at the beginning of June 2018 at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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Congratulations to Staff Sgt. Michael Shafer, the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson Soldier of the Week!

Shafer serves as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 52nd Brigade Engineer Battalion 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div. Shafer is a reconnaissance platoon sergeant selected as the distinguished honor graduate for the CBRN Dismounted Reconnaissance Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Shafer maintained a 94-percent GPA and served as the class leader. Shafer’s technical and tactical knowledge as a CBRN NCO allowed him to excel during the course, setting high standards for his peers and the Soldiers he leads. Steadfast and Loyal!

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Warm temperatures and live music kicked off Freedom Fest at Iron Horse Park June 29, 2018, as Fort Carson and the surrounding communities celebrated Independence Day.

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Fort Carson welcomed a new U.S. Army Garrison command team during a ceremony today on Founders Field.

Col. Brian K. Wortinger is an armor officer who graduated from West Point in 1995. He has served in numerous roles as both a leader and professor. His previous assignment was at the University of Louisville McConnell Center where he served as the Army War College Fellow.

Command Sgt. Maj. Kenyatta L. Mack enlisted as a Bradley fighting vehicle mechanic and later transitioned to military police. His previous assignments include numerous leadership positions from team leader to battalion command sergeant major. He previously served as the battalion command sergeant major, Headquarters Command Battalion, Joint Base Myer – Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va.

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