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CARLISLE BARRACKS CAPERS
August 31, 2003


Our apologies to our many loyal readers for not appearing in the middle of the month like we usually do, but most of you know that our recent story “COVER-UP AT CARLISLE BARRACKS” so enraged certain people – including the “fair-haired boy’s pal,” Col. “PIGPEN” – that the reckless and illegal action of blocking a legitimate, commercial, civilian news web site was foolishly taken.

We calmly protested the action, and in the process, caught the Carlisle Barracks chief of staff and his obnoxious PAO sidekick “on tape,” showing themselves to be an embarrassment to the U.S. Army as well as their new “boss,” the Commandant, Gen. David Huntoon. Not a first “good impression,” guys!

In fact, former Pentagon flack, “fast-track, hard-charger” LTC Merideth Bucher, dug a deeper hole for herself when she used extremely poor judgement in sending a threatening e-mail to the editor-in-chief of this web site. The JAG must have told her: “Send a RECALL right away! Get that BACK before they can download it!”

She failed.

The RECALL e-mail came two hours after the aggressive PAO, in an obvious “hissy fit,” fired off her threat. That was just enough time for us to “download” it and hand it to our attorneys. The DA-IG has been sent a copy. And you can have one too, Gen. Huntoon. There’s nothing like “printed proof” to illustrate the unsuitability of a certain LTC to be the public affairs officer at Carlisle Barracks. Or anywhere else, for that matter.

We will deal decisively with the illegal block on MilitaryCorruption.com in the proper court of law, but first, there are some events that have to transpire. None of them “good news” for Bucher and her partner, “Mike (NO COMBAT) Colpo.”

Your tremendous reader response to our appeal for “information” on the discourteous duo has been very helpful, not just to us, but to other entities. If you’ve noticed a number of CID agents from “outside Carlisle Barracks” on post in the past few days, they are there for a specific reason, none of which is “cover-up.” We are hopeful Gen. Huntoon is doing the right thing and will “get in front” of this mess before the stink starts to stick to him.

While we can’t confirm that a certain obnoxious colonel was told last Wednesday (August 27) to either “resign or be relieved of duty,” the civilian work force on Carlisle Barracks is eagerly looking forward to some much-needed changes at the top.

Our stories have caught the attention of the Pentagon. And you can be sure a “quick resolution” of the problem is the preferred way to avoid any more damaging publicity.

We have another devastating story about “Mike (NO COMBAT) Colpo” held in reserve.


SECRET STUFF – What arrogant, abrasive major and “Barney Fife” lookalike is in VERY serious trouble, but doesn’t know it yet? “Please don’t ask, and we won’t tell,” but chances are she’ll be in California by this time next year. Not San Francisco – Miramar. It won’t be THAT bad, “Barney,” there’s plenty of like-minded “girls” there, to say nothing of the “butch” female guards.


HARPIE ON THE GRILL – Our most colorful and tenacious character on CAPERS is “Ms. Dillsburg,” AKA Carlisle Barrack’s most vicious “harpie.”

Remember the scandal over the award in carpet contracts to stimulate the ex-hubby’s employment prospects? How about all the fictitious time cards to cover late arrivals and early departures, and those afternoon drinks at the Trindle Inn?

Gen. Ivany and the brass at Fort Monroe didn’t want to face a public scandal, or be asked WHY they waited so long to act.

So, the “game plan,” allegedly authored by “Mike (NO COMBAT) Colpo,” was to let “Ms. Dillsburg” out on a disability retirement. No charges, no jail time.

August 6th was to be the date of another “butt-chewing” by the garrison commander, but instead we learn that the government has finally approved what some say is a “bogus” disability claim.

She shouldn’t be too quick to celebrate. The “Harpie from Dillsburg” may not be able to “get by” on a reduced CSRS pension, albeit free of income tax. She’s known as “a big spender” and will have a hard time saving any money.

The glory days of her GM-13 salary in the high $70K range, will lead her to FIGHT some more, and try to get her old job back! And that means headaches for the new commandant. Maybe he will ask “Mike (NO COMBAT) Colpo” what he was thinking of when he cut that deal with “Ms. Dillsburg.” That is, if MIKEY is still around.


HOPPIN’ DOWN THE BUNNY TRAIL – On July 14th our colorful “Energizer Bunny” left Carlisle Barracks for good, many hope. He used priority placement, we are told, to snag a Wage Grade electrician slot at Letterkenny Depot.

Our CI’s feared that Mr. Silverberg might give him a security job this fall in the new AHEC complex in deference to the Bunny’s “well-connected mate,” who has plenty of pull with a certain AHEC manager.

We were told the “baffled bunny” snubbed the farewell luncheon held in his honor in his final days of work with the Log & Maintenance crew. Is it true that Prof. Campbell – MAJ Grindle’s “good buddy” – showed his relief at the “Bunny’s” departure by dropping food-pilfering charges when our “carrot-moocher” was caught in the act of raiding the wine and cheese trays prepared by the LeTort Club for VIP ceremonies held in Collins Hall?


A BATTLIN’ BROTHER – The “Bunny’s” retired DPW supervisor, Jim Lewis, is ailing down South where he retired after the first A-76 at Carlisle Barracks. We hear Jim needs our prayers as he recovers from a minor heart attack. He expects to be back on his feet in a few weeks. Get well soon, Jim.


SHE’S GONE – Remember HOT PANTS, “main squeeze” of ELMER FUDD? The unlucky female volunteer worker who caught them in an embrace in Building 22 – she accidentally walked in on the two “in action” – found herself “out the door” not long after that. ELMER does have a lot of influence!

Well, HOT PANTS doesn’t want anyone to know she has left MHI. And she sure doesn’t want that bit of news in CAPERS. So we promise not to tell. Now all you folks reading this, be sure to keep this a secret, OK? Don’t tell anyone. This is just between us.

So long, HOT PANTS!


BIG MAMMA, THE TROUBLE-MAKER – Word is around Carlisle Barracks that BIG MAMMA went to the “higher-ups” to get them to stop personnel from being able to read CARLISLE BARRACKS CAPERS on MilitaryCorruption.com.

“Not to worry,” BIG MAMMA. “Mike (NO COMBAT) Colpo” already had it out for MCC after we exposed his deceitful treatment of a female GM-13 with legitimate complaints about “fair-haired boy” MAJ “Chuck” Grindle, creating a “hostile workplace environment at Carlisle Barracks.”

Our CI’s tell us that BIG MAMMA used to LOVE to read CAPERS when OTHERS were on the skillet. Oh, how she did laugh! But when the tales turned on HER, well, she got furious!

We hope this isn’t true, because it must have been a disgusting sight if it happened, but one of our sources off post reports BIG MAMMA was at the Garden Cave after work one day with the guys from Griffin Services. We’re told she was approached by an amorous former Griffin employee “with his pants down to his knees” and soon MAMMA was pressed up against the pool table without any panties on! UGH!

The guys from Griffin just love BIG MAMMA. She’s so thoughtful. The day of the post picnic, she was real upset because Griffin employees weren’t allowed to participate unless they took leave. So there she was, making a large plate of food for them and delivering it to the guys in the warehouse in her very short skirt!

We’ll have more on BIG MAMMA for all you fans in the next CAPERS, out September 15, 2003, our regularly-scheduled time.


NAZI-LIKE TACTICS – The new PMO is fast making a reputation for himself that will not win him any plaudits from Gen. Huntoon.

Seems this “top cop” is a little too eager to “verbally” – they don’t dare put this on paper – go around to various departments on post and threaten workers that they will be “caught” and “punished” if they even “attempt” to “click on” to MilitaryCorruption.com. There are still a few lonely souls at Carlisle Barracks that don’t know the site has been banned.

If only the brass would apply the same “zealousness” to blocking the disgusting PORN that comes in on “cbnet” every day as they do to trying to “censor” a reputable web site whose editor was quoted in the pages of U.S.NEWS & WORLD REPORT.

Has everyone forgotten the brutal murder last year of Suzanne Bartlett by her crazed LTC hubby because she caught him ogling CHILD PORN on his home computer? Will it take another tragedy at Carlisle Barracks for certain people to stop this filth from coming in, or is it true that one highly-placed officer really “gets off” on looking at it? Is that why he refuses to act? We are sure Gen. Huntoon will be looking into this!

Back to the aggressive PMO. Latest word is that the editor-in-chief of this web site, a decorated, disabled, multi-tour Vietnam combat vet and retired field grade “Mustang” officer, is the subject of an “unofficial” BOLO.

To you non-law enforcement types, that means: “BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR. If he shows up again at Carlisle Barracks, we are told, the military police are to shadow his every step. That will be easy since he now needs a cane to get around.

Anyway, this officer is supposedly “restricted” to only three buildings on post: the PX, Commissary and Dunham Clinic. After all, he is retired, and he does have “some” rights! BUT, word is out that if he dares step into any other structure, or speak with a civilian or military member anywhere else on post, he is to be “detained” and taken to the MP station for “questioning.”

Since the last time that officer was inside the MP station – he had not yet been discovered as an FBI undercover intelligence asset, investigating military corruption – he was nearly beaten about the head by a frustrated MP-CID investigator. We can tell you with all certainty, he is not eager to return! At least while the present regime is in power.

Who knows what might await him inside? An “accident” perhaps, involving a firearm? Maybe a sudden “suicide” would fit the bill. It worked in the LTC “L.B.” case some years ago. No thanks guys, but this editor WON’T be going anywhere near that building, under any circumstances. At least, not until the new PMO arrives.


STABBED IN THE BACK WITH STILETTO HEELS – Mrs. Sondra Alban, the beloved Chief Telephone Operator at Carlisle Barracks for the past 25 years is said to have been FIRED recently by CORDEV – the already “in-the-red” contractor who A-76’d many post services. This, despite all the many reassurances and promises contractor employment is no substitute for civil service protection.

Not long ago, Sondra was retired from federal service and offered her old job with the new CORDEV management team. One stipulation was that this plain-spoken, honest, career civil servant “train” a younger female in off the street. For her job! You get the picture.

Wanting rapid advancement, we are told the “new girl” not only learned switchboard chores, but also is alleged to have run back to CORDEV with every bit of gossip she could in order to disparage her mentor.

Just 58 days into the CORDEV job, Sondra was fired for speaking her mind about conditions on post. She failed to realize that in the present fearful authoritarian environment at Carlisle Barracks, is it not safe to do that! Beware of what you say or think or confide in ANYONE, dear reader, if you want to hang on to your job at Carlisle Barracks.


By the time you read this, a certain female SAIC contractor in CSL will be gone. Her contract was not renewed – her last day Friday (August 29).

Sources say the reason was “misdeeds” on her part, such as threatening to BLACKMAIL a certain major – something to do with pornography. My, how PORN seems to be turning up everywhere!

Here’s a section of the infamous “Mike (NO COMBAT) Colpo taped phone call that we didn’t include in our earlier story.

For reasons which now should be obvious:

(MAJ MacDonald) – “Is it true that pornography is coming in on the post computer system?” [We had many reports it was.]

(COL Colpo) – “That’s NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!!!”

(MAJ MacDonald) – “Well, it IS the business of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, because that is a federal CRIME!” [Title 18, USC]

It ALSO is the “business” of Gen. Huntoon to order “Mike (NO COMBAT) Colpo” to explain what his “NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS” outburst was all about, when uttered on tape August 14, 2003. We know, for a fact, porn was still “unblocked on post computers” two weeks later.


WE GET LETTERS – Many, many e-mails in the wake of the illegal block against MilitaryCorruption.com on post computers. Since these are from Barracks employees, sent to us from home, we cannot identify the sections the writer comes from because we don’t want a “witch hunt” to result.

“TODAY’S STORY IS BEING PASSED AROUND THE SAME AS LAST WEEK’S. EVERYONE IS READING IT!”

“WOW! COLPO WON’T WANT TO SHOW HIS FACE ON POST AFTER THIS! YOU CAUGHT THE REAL ONE ON THAT TAPE. WE NEVER BOUGHT INTO HIS LINE: ‘I’M JUST A POOR BOY, UP FROM THE COAL MINES.’ WHAT A KROCK!”

“THEY ARE SO STUPID! ALL THEY HAVE DONE IS CREATE A BIGGER DEMAND FOR YOUR WEB SITE AND SUCCEEDED ONLY IN SHOOTING THEMSELVES IN BOTH FEET! INCREDIBLE INEPTITUDE!”

“THERE’S A LOT OF FEAR IN THE AIR, BUT ALSO HOPE AND ANTICIPATION THAT COLPO MAY BE SOON GONE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.”

“BLOCKING THE SITE IS SO TYPICAL OF HOW THE COMMAND HAS OPERATED FOR SO MANY YEARS. LET’S HOPE THE NEW COMMANDANT BROUGHT A BIG BROOM WITH HIM. HE’LL NEED IT TO SWEEP OUT THE TRASH.”

And last, but not least, we got a real cute e-mail from Dr. Steve Metz. We thought you’d like to know what he thinks of YOU his co-workers:

“I’LL ADMIT . . . COL COLPO AND LTC BUCHER HANDLED THIS BADLY. NO ONE OTHER THAN THE DISGRUNTLED FRINGE . . . PAYS MUCH ATTENTION TO “CARLISLE CAPERS,” SO THEY [THE COMMAND] SHOULD NOT HAVE BLOCKED IT, BUT RATHER JUST IGNORED IT.”

Well, all you members of the “DISGRUNTLED FRINGE” out there, what do YOU think of your colleague’s comments?


A TERRIBLE LOSS

Many of you probably know by now that Carlisle Barracks has lost one of it’s most beloved members – retired Col. Brian D. Moore, USMC – probably the most highly-respected individual on post.

This lovely man, a friend to all, who personified the very best in human nature, passed away August 29 at home.

Please read our personal tribute to Brian.

Thank you.


UNTIL NEXT TIME, BE SURE TO KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS OPEN, AND KNOW THAT NO MATTER WHAT THE CENSORS TRY TO DO, THE TRUTH WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE ON MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM. WE THANK YOU, AND “KINKOS” THANKS YOU AS WELL!

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