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  • The U.S. Army turns 237 this month. Happy Birthday to the world’s best fighting force.June 1, 2012 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea Volume 10, Issue 31Humphreys hosts s ccer tournamentPerry HS takes crown in The tournament’s top scorer was Tyrone Boylan, from Osan, with 10 goals. Gaku Lange, from Perry, EJ King; and Sean Gammel from Edgren. “I feel like crying because I am so happy,” said was voted the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Mark Lange, Perry coach. “We are one of the small-Far East Boys’ Division 2 Individual award winners also included Shu Ikeda from YISS, who won the best goalkeeper award; Ro- est schools in the Pacific with only 60 boys, but we believed that we could win and we did. The power of land Umoru, also from YISS, who won the best of- positive thinking, mind and heart all came togetherBy Cpl. Han, Jae-ho fensive player award; and Japeth Devries, from Inter- today and we will remember today for the rest of ourUSAG Humphreys Pubic Affairs national Christain School, won best defensive player. lives. Daegu was a heavy favorite to win this tourna- “Some great soccer was played during this tour- ment and they beat us four times last year, but we CAMP HUMPHREYS – Matthew C. Perry High nament,” said Shawn Knudsen, tournament director. came out victorious this year.” xSchool of Iwakani, Japan, won the 2012 Far East Boys’ “Coaches spent lots of time preparing for this tour-Division 2 Soccer Championship here, going 6-0-1 in nament and there was not a better place than Camp For complete results, see page 16the eight-team, double elimination tournament. Humphreys to hold a soccer tournament.” Perry began by defeating Daegu, 3-1, then topped Making the all-tournament team were: YutaE.J. King, 4-0. This was followed by a 2-2 tie with Flemming, Alex Barker, Gaku Lange, Tyler Apple andYongsan International School of Seoul. Perry then Yasuki Milsop from Perry; Roland Umoru, Jeong Minblanked Zama, 7-0, nipped Osan, 4-3, downed YISS Huh, Shu Ikeda, Japeth Devries and Mickey Kumaragain, 2-1, then clinched the title with another 2-1 from YISS; Jacob Ives from Osan; Darius Wyche fromwin over YISS, this time on penalty kicks. Daegu; Ryan Walls from Zama; Kento Reynolds fromLeft, Darius Wyche of Daegu prepares to boot the ball downfield against Osan during the 2012 Far East Boys’ Division 2 Soccer Championship at Camp Humphreys.Right, Solo Siewert, coach of Osan High School, shouts instructions to his players during a pool play game against Daegu. — U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Han, Jae-ho GARRISONS Asian American Soldiers MP Blotter P02Inside USAG Red Cloud P04 Pacific Islander tackle USAG Casey P04 Heritage celebrated NBC chamber USAG Yongsan P07 USAG Humphreys P15 USAG Daegu P21 Page 15 Page 22 Photo Feature Page P12 Ground Safety P18
  • NEWS • PAGE 2www.army.mil/korea MORNING CALM THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Managing Editor: Edward N. Johnson Monsoon season necessitates caution Senior Editor: W. Wayne Marlow CAMP HUMPHREYS – Living in dangerous time because automotive USAG RED CLOUD Korea means exposure to a wonderful fluids are washed off the road, making Commander: Col. Hank Dodge culture and the chance to learn anoth- for slick conditions. Public Affairs Officer: Kevin Jackson er language first hand. Being at home is much safer than Public Affairs NCOIC: Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth Editor/Writer: Franklin Fisher And as summer approaches, there being in one’s car, but even in a house, are more opportunities to enjoy being there are precautions to take. USAG YONGSAN outside. However, summer also brings Turn off unnecessary electrical Commander: Col. William P. Huber monsoon season, which necessitates equipment during storms to decrease Public Affairs Officer: Mark Abueg Command Information Officer: Jane Lee taking steps to stay safe. the draw on power companies. This is Writer/Editor: Cpl. Choi Sung-il With a great amount of rainfall oc- a prime time for power outages. It is Staff Writers: Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, curring in a short amount of time, we advisable to keep batteries, a battery- Cpl. Han Samuel, Pfc. Lee Hyokang Intern: Melissa Wetherbee face challenges with flood-prone areas powered radio, flashlights, and candles across the garrison. handy. USAG HUMPHREYS Fortunately, a few tips will go a long Stay off the telephone. Even cord- Commander: Col. Joseph P. Moore Public Affairs Officer: Edward N. Johnson way toward keeping you and your loved less phones can cause a shock in cases Command Information Officer: Steven Hoover ones safe during this time of year. of nearby lightning strikes. Stay away Writer/Editor: Wayne Marlow The key, as usual, is being prepared. from plumbing fixtures including Staff Writer: Cpl. Han Jae-ho Precautions are especially important showers, baths, and sinks. Keep your USAG DAEGU if driving. Never drive through stand- distance from windows as high winds Commander: Col. Kathleen A. Gavle ing water; there is no way to tell how can blow heavy debris. Public Affairs Officer: Philip Molter deep it is and you and the car could A monsoon brings relief from the Command Information Officer: Mary Grimes Staff Writers: Pfc. Bang Bong-joo, be washed away. Slow down if driving heat, but also the dangers mentioned Pfc. Jeong, Hyuk-soo in the rain. Hydroplaning can happen above. Following these tips will miti- Interns: Lee Seung-bin, Raven Calloway, even at relatively low speeds, and the gate these factors and help us enjoy a Kang Eun-byeol, Choi Kyoung-jae beginning of the rainstorm is the most safe summer in Korea. x — Col. Joseph P. Moore — Military Police Blotter This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of U.S. Army Garrisons in Korea. Circulation: 9,500 The following entries were excerpted from the police blotters the previous week. These entries Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. Area I administered a portable breath test, Staff Judge Advocate, which disput- The appearance of advertising in this publication, Provoking speech/gestures; with a result of 0.054 percent, at 203 ed the offenses of domestic assault including inserts or supplements, does not constitute communicating a threat; simple Ichon-dong, Yongsan-gu. and spouse abuse the victim had endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised assault; drunk and disorderly The subject was transported to initially been titled with. Addition- in this publication shall be made available for purchase, conduct; disrespect to an NCO. the Yongsan KNP Station, where he ally, USAG-Humphreys SJA stated use or patronage without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, The subject disobeyed CP orders was further processed. sufficient evidence exists to title the political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the when he was told to calm down and The subject was released into MP subject with assault consummated purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this continually engaged CP by pushing custody on a USFK CJ FM 2. The by battery, false official statements equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that him and making verbal threats while subject reported to the USAG-Casey and driving while intoxicated. This is source until the violation of the equal opportunity policy off post. PMO, where he was advised of his a final report. is corrected. Subject was escorted to the US- legal rights, which he waived, ren- AG-Casey Provost Marshal’s Office, dering a written sworn statement Area IV Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising where he was administered a breath admitting to the offense. The subject Drunk and disorderly conduct; Telephone: DSN 315-738-5005 test with a result of 0.028 percent. was released to his unit. insubordinate conduct toward an Fax: (02) 790-5795 The subject was released to his unit. NCO; simple assault on an NCO/ E-mail: oppress@kornet.net Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 Area IV PO. PO was notified in person by Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post Assault consummated by bat- Simple assault consummat- the victim that the subject was drunk tery; spouse abuse. USAG-Casey ed by battery; domestic assault and disorderly and assaulted him on SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: PMO was notified by Korean Nation- (unsubstantiated) spouse abuse post. Phone: DSN 738-4068 al Police of a domestic disturbance at (unsubstantiated); driving while The subject was insubordinate to- E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil an off post residence. MP responded intoxicated; making a false state- ward an NCO by failing to obey an and upon arrival, KNP turned the in- ment. The subject and the victim order to return to his quarters while cident over to the MP and declined arrived at the USAG-Humphreys he was being drunk and disorderly. jurisdiction, due to both individuals PMO, where they were both ad- The subject also assaulted the vic- having SOFA status. vised of their legal rights, which tim by slapping him with an open Investigation revealed the sub- they waived,rendering written sworn hand on the victim’s back. The sub- ject and the victim were involved in statements. ject was apprehended and trans- a verbal altercation which turned The victim admitted only to hit- ported to the USAG-Daegu (Carroll) physical when the subject grabbed ting the subject in an attempt to get PMO, where he was given a breath the victim’s arm, at which time the her to stop biting his finger. The vic- test, with a result of 0.208 percent victim pushed the subject away. The tim further stated he never hit the blood alcohol content. He was pro- victim and the subject then stated victim, but was hit several times by cessed and released to his unit. they pushed each other multiple the victim, to include being hit in the times. The subject was apprehended back of the head with a bathroom Failure to obey general order; and transported to the USAG-Casey scale. wrongful use of a controlled sub- PMO and administered a blood alco- The subject made initial accusa- stance (Spice). Investigation deter- hol test, with a result of 0.054 per- tions of assault by the victim, but mined the subject committed the cent. they were determined to be false offense of wrongful use of Spice and The victim was detained and when a review of the USAG-Hum- his urine specimen subsequently Submitting stories or photos to transported to the USAG-Casey phreys perimeter video surveillance tested positive for active ingredients The Morning Calm Weekly PMO, where she was advised of her revealed the subject fell off the curb in Spice. legal rights, which she waived, ren- into the street, which may have Investigation determined the sub- Send your Letters to the Editor, guest commen- dering a written sworn statement caused her injuries. ject committed the offense of failure taries, story submissions, photos and other items to: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. admitting to the offense. The victim The subject also admitted to driv- to obey a general order, when a ciga- All items are subject to editing for content and and the subject were both released to ing the vehicle to the USAG-Hum- rette containing AM-2201, a non- to insure they conform with DoD guidelines. the subject’s unit. phreys Main Gate while intoxicated. controlled substance, was found in Witness statements corroborated his room. The Morning Calm Online Edition: Area II the victim’s statement. SJA opined there was probable Driving under the influence. On May 13, an official opine was cause to believe the subject commit- www.army.mil/korea KNP stopped the subject’s POV and received from USAG-Humphreys ted the offenses. This is a final report.
  • USAG-RC • PAGE 4http://redcloud.korea.army.mil USAG RED CLOUD THE MORNING CALMArmy sees excellenceat Reggie’s ClubCamp Stanley club manager namedJames A. Carroll Award winnerBy Franklin Fisher management.franklin.s.fisher2.civ@mail.mil Of special note, said Bradford, was that until only months ago, Camp CAMP RED CLOUD – Clarence Stanley was the site of the Warrior“Dave” Sisney, who for nearly eight Readiness Center, through whichyears managed Reggie’s Club on Camp Soldiers were processed on arrival inStanley, has received a prestigious, Area I. The center has since moved totop-level Army award for excellent Camp Hovey.management. “So it was kind of, in my mind, one Sisney received a James A. Carroll of the most important camps andExcellence in Management Award for facilities,” he said. “It was the firsthis work as an Army community club impression Soldiers coming into Areamanager, said Christopher Bradford, I would receive of Area I and FMWR.”the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud’s Sisney made robust efforts todirector of Family and Morale, Welfare provide quality food-and-beverageand Recreation. service and to mount special events Sisney, 60, a retired Army first that would entertain and otherwise Clarence “Dave” Sisney, who managed Camp Stanley’s Reggie’s Club for nearly eightsergeant, managed Reggie’s Club from benefit those Soldiers during the years, has won the U.S. Army’s prestigious James A. Carroll Excellence in ManagementJune 2004 until this April. He has since weeks they spent processing through Award for management of Reggie’s. – U. S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Trothbeen assigned as manager of the Camp the center, Bradford said.Red Cloud golf course so the garrison “What this means is that David which typically are bigger, have more the greatest staff in the world. Withoutcan “capitalize on his talents and his Sisney and Reggie’s Club and MWR customers, and more chances for their customer service and their loyaltyproven performance,” Bradford said. and USAG Red Cloud are ensuring managers to bring in entertainment and their hard work, we wouldn’t have “This is one of those awards that that our Soldiers and families receive that draws customers, Roudybush said. to that award, okay?”is for the entire Army, all around the quality programs and services that “So to be able to win this award at Among the most important thingsworld,” said David Roudybush, chief of they deserve,” Bradford said of the a small camp, that is, Reggie’s, and to he did at Reggie’s, said Sisney, wasbusiness operations with the garrison’s award. go up against the Fort Braggs and the making sure he hired only those whoFMWR. Sisney, the nominators said, put big Fort Lewises and the Fort Hoods of the spoke good English. “The award is very prestigious,” emphasis on hands-on, attention-to- world is just really impressive,” he said. “That’s the secret,” Sisney said.he said. “Some of the best managers detail management; on making sure “Dave is one of those managers “Find the ones who speak Englishwho work for the Army have won this customers were getting good food and that is in tune with what his customers really good.”award.” service; and on hiring the right staff, want and he is always striving to talk He knew he’d been nominated for In nominating him last year for a making sure they spoke good English with them, find new ideas and really the award but actually getting it wasCarroll Award, garrison officials said and got proper training. He also understand the voice of the customer,” jolting, he said.he had scored major accomplishments worked to foster good staff morale. said Roudybush. “I almost fell out of the chair,” atin making Reggie’s a club that earned And adding to the achievement “The award has my name on it, the news, said Sisney. “It was a doublea steady popularity with Soldiers and is the fact that the nomination put okay?” said Sisney. “But I deserve shock because I said, ‘Reggie’s?whose books went from deep in the Reggie’s in competition with clubs about 10 percent of the credit for that Nobody’s ever heard of Reggie’s.’ Butred to squarely in the black under his at Army posts in the United States, award. The reason being, my staff is now they have.” xRed Cloud English Camp gets high marks from local youngstersBy Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth history of the U.S. military in Korea, including the they and their children were with the program.jefferey.l.troth.mil@mail.mil role of KATUSAs, South Korean troops assigned to “The kids can learn and speak English more duty with the U.S. Army. normally with the soldiers than they can with their CAMP RED CLOUD – About 30 Korean “When they first got here the kids were kind of Korean teachers,” she said.youngsters got a chance to learn English as guests of curious as to why Korean soldiers were wearing the During their time at Camp Red Cloud thethe U.S. Army at Camp Red Cloud recently. same uniforms as the Americans,” said Pvt. Kim students teamed up with six of HHC’s Soldiers – The 31 sixth-graders drawn from various Kun-hyui, a KATUSA assigned to Headquarters and three Americans and three KATUSAs, who helpedelementary schools in Uijeongbu were guests of the Headquarters Company, USAG Red Cloud. them improve their English.U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud May 22 to 25. “Besides helping the students learn English, the “After each event we went to the education center A first stop on post was the 2nd Infantry Division camp also helps to reduce the misjudgment and and talked with the kids about what they had justMuseum, where they were given a talk about the prejudice that the Korean society has toward U.S. seen or done,” said Pvt. Kim. Soldiers,” said Kim Eun- “The kids liked being able to speak English with young, an education the American Soldiers, but when they were stuck support expert with on trying to get the ‘right’ English word they would the Uijeongbu city come to me.” government. “The Learning English wasn’t the only activity. Besides students get to see that the museum visit, there was also soccer, dodgeball, U.S. Soldiers contribute and a visit to the post fire station where firefighters to their country and how demonstrated their rescue methods. we work together.” “The week with the students was great, and I The English Camp would definitely volunteer to do it next year,” said Sgt. was started last year as Frank Torralba of HHC. “It was a great experience for a partnership between me as well as [for] the students.” Camp Red Cloud and One of those students was Park Hyeon-tae of the city. It’s held twice a Joong-ang Elementary School. year. ”I feel very good and very thankful to my principal Surveys done after for choosing me to come here,” said Park. last year’s camp showed “Spending time and talking with the Americans student satisfaction was was fun, but the best part was playing soccer with “very high,” said Kim them,” he said. Eun-young. “Although this is English Camp, I think the wholeAt Camp Red Cloud May 23, Spc. Ryan Johnson of U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud, But this year, parents thing is to have fun with the kids,” said Pvt. Kim.works with Korean sixth-graders who seek to improve their English during an “English called after the very first “The talking is important, but playing sports and justCamp” the post hosted May 22 to 25 . – U. S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth day to say how happy being with them is very valuable to them.” x
  • USAG RED CLOUDJUNE 1, 2012 USAG-RC • PAGE 5 http://redcloud.korea.army.milHQ unit gets new leaders News & NotesBy Franklin Fisher Leave Donation Soughtfranklin.s.fisher2.civ@mail.mil Because of a medical emergency, CAMP RED CLOUD – A Ms. Annette D. Brooks, aheadquarters unit whose troops work civilian employee in Area IV,mainly in key administrative offices of needs donated annual leave.the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud has Any Appropriated Fund civiliannew leadership following a ceremony employee can donate throughhere May 23. the Voluntary Leave Transfer Capt. Jason Howell, a logistics Program. Complete OPM Formofficer, assumed command of the 630-A to make a donation. Forunit, Headquarters and Headquarters more information, call theCompany, U.S. Army Garrison Red Civilian Personnel AdvisoryCloud. Center at 732-9795. Howell replaces Capt. David Hong,who commanded HHC for two years. New Operational Hours Howell’s previous assignment was Area I fitness centers andas a student at the captain’s Combined libraries will start new hoursLogistics Captain’s Career Course of operation June 1, according(CLC3) at Fort Lee, Va. to the U.S. Army Garrison Red Hong moves to a new assignment at Cloud Directorate of Family andFort Lee as an instructor in that same Morale, Welfare and Recreation.course. The new fitness center hours are The morning’s change-of-leadership Monday through Friday fromceremony, which went forward under 5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturdayblue, sunny skies on the lawn of the and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6post’s Village Green, also marked the At a change-of-leadership ceremony at Camp Red Cloud May 23, Capt. David Hong, p.m. New library hours at Campdeparture of Master Sgt. Emanuel (right) departing commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Red Cloud are Tuesday throughMiles as company first sergeant. Garrison Red Cloud, is handed the unit guidon by the company’s first sergeant, Master Saturday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; at Miles heads to an assignment in the Camp Stanley, Sunday through Sgt. Emanuel Miles. Both Hong and Miles move to new assignments. Capt. Jason Thursday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.;United States. Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Howell is HHC’s new commander. – U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff TrothLandrum will serve as HHC’s interim Camp Hovey, Tuesday throughfirst sergeant. Soldier wartime survivability” through commander of USAG Red Cloud Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Camp In remarks during the ceremony, his emphasis on training troops to face and Area I; Lt. Col. Richard Fromm, Casey, Monday through Sunday,Lt. Col. Steven G. Finley, commander those same chemical, biological and currently USAG Red Cloud chief of 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. The adjustmentsof U.S. Army Garrison Casey, said other hazards in wartime, said Finley. staff, and Finley. are necessary to ensure Area IHong had turned in an “absolutely In addition, the unit maintained Hong also thanked his troops, both recreational facilities are in lineoutstanding performance” as a robust “goodwill” relationship U.S. Soldiers and KATUSAs, South with Department of the Armycommander. with the local Korean community, in Korean troops assigned to the U.S. standards. Similar adjustments Hong was “a multi-talented officer part through sponsorship of a local Army. are being made at other Armywho possesses the rare ability to take children’s home, Finley said. “Soldiers of HHC, both past and installations worldwide, Thethe most complicated tasks and reduce “Capt. Hong demonstrated total present, thank you,” said Hong. “You changes will also ensure thatthem to their essentials,” he said. concern about Soldier quality-of-life, KATUSAS and American Soldiers USAG Red Cloud secures its He called Hong a “superb trainer, and instilled a new-found pride in represent everything that is good and share of DFMWR operationalmentor, and motivator” who had Soldiers, where they work and live, honorable in both our great nations. funds for future programs and“implemented programs within his a testament to his total dedication “Be proud of what you do and know services. DFMWR remainscompany and unit, which produced to their personal and professional that all of you play a vital role in the committed to supportingexceptional results.” welfare,” said Finley. success of our organization,” Hong Soldier and family programs. By Finley noted that the company had “Capt. Hong and 1st Sgt. Miles, said. “You have made these past two changing the hours of operation,received recognition during a recent you should both be proud of your years the two of the most memorable the garrison is able to continueinspection for “the superb state” of command team,” Finley said. years of my military career.” providing strong support forits arms room and the room where it In farewell remarks, Hong thanked, Howell entered active service Soldiers, civilians and families.stores protective and other equipment among others, three officers who he in 2006. He’s served as a company For more information, call 732-for chemical, biological, radiological said had provided him important executive officer, battalion operations 7079.and nuclear hazards. guidance and mentoring during his officer, and brigade operations officer, And Hong “greatly improved the HHC command – Col. Hank Dodge, among other past assignments. x Casey Baby Shower A baby shower for Area I expectant mothers or those May Fest splashes down at Casey with children age 6 months and younger is scheduled for Camp Casey June 2 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Community Activity Center, Bldg. 2366. For more information, call 730-3107. Banks Closed Community Bank branches will be closed June 6 for South Korean Memorial Day. For more information, call 723-9251. First-Term Financial Class A class that covers budgeting and basic money management is scheduled at Camp Casey for June 7 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Army Community Service classroom in Building 2451. Also to be covered are saving, credit, insurance, and other financial topics. The training At Camp Casey May 25, Area I residents got an early start on summer fun at the May Fest Splash, held at the Hanson Fitness is also available online at www. Center pool. The event drew more than 100 people to a day of games and frolic in the water, Zumba on the pool deck, a hot myarmyonesource.com.Forr dog-eating contest and live reggae music. – U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth more information, call 730-3107.
  • PAGE 12www.army.mil/korea FEATURE THE MORNING CALM 2012 Pacific Wide Memorial Day Weekend Jamboree By Cpl. Han Samuel A boy waits as he receives samuel.han2.fm@mail.mil his face painting, May 26.- U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Han SamuelU.S. Army Garrison celebrated the Memorial Day Weekend with various fun activities and shows as it also hosted the 2012 Pacific Wide Men and Women’s Slow Pitch SoftballTournament, May 24-28. Events included various dances, shows, demonstrations, contests, food and information booths; A Family enjoys the activities and events featuredduring the Pacwide Memorial Day Weekend Jamboree; A Community member demonstrates a trick as her dog obeys and successfully executes the command to ‘sit.’ -U.S. Armyphotos by Cpl. Han Samuel A Camp Red Cloud member skids into home as the Scrapalators’ catcher retrieves the ball, May 25.-U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Han Samuel
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  • USAG-Y • PAGE 7http://yongsan.korea.army.mil USAG YONGSAN THE MORNING CALMSoldiers experience Korean culture through unique tourBy Cpl. Choi Sung-il out the school and experienced thesungil.choi.fm@mail.mil daily lives of Korean high school stu- dents. Male students also teamed up YONGSAN GARRISON - Twenty with the Soldiers and played a varietySoldiers from 14th Military Police of sports.Detachment, 94th MP Battalion sub- The highlight of the event wasmersed themselves into a truly Korean to learn Samulnori, Korea’s tradi-atmosphere by mingling with Korean tional percussion music based onstudents from Yangseo High School old farmer’s folk music. Each Soldierlocated in Kyeonggi-do, May 25. was specially tutored by the students, When the group of U.S and Korean Samulnori experts who have won sev-Augmentation to the U.S. Army Sol- eral local competitions. The Soldiersdiers arrived at the school, one and an experienced intensive training andhalf hours from Yongsan, hundreds of performed the upbeat sound of Sam-students, teachers and faculty mem- ulnori with the students at the end ofbers greeted them enthusiastically. the day. “On behalf of Yangseo High “At first, we felt a bit strange but weSchool, I am really thankful that we were able to get to know each otherhave the opportunity to share remark- fast by sharing our cultures and caringable cultures with U.S. Soldiers and for each other,” said Jung, Ah-yeon,KATUSAs,” said Kwon, Jin-soo, Yang- president of the Samulnori club. “Iseo High School principal. “We all can want to thank the Soldiers for makingstudy and work in better environment precious memories.” Pvt. Seth Wilson from 14th Military Police Detachment, 94th MP Battalion gets a “This event is more about reallyby virtue of U.S. and ROK Soldiers in lesson about Samulnori, Korea’s traditional percussion music, from a Yangseo HighKorea and would like to recognize the getting our Soldiers and local people School student in Kyeonggi-do, May 25. -U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Choi Sung-il involved together and it is really em-strong ROK-U.S. Alliance.” After the opening ceremony, the their partners for the event. meori and Silhak Museum near the bracing Katchi Kapshida,” said Cpt.first thing the students did was to As delegates from the school and school. Edmond Cabana from 14th MP De-greet their partners. Each student missionaries of Korean culture, the Surrounded by Korean students tachment, 94th MP BN. “Because wewaved a handmade board with their students guided the Soldiers through full of curiosity and excitement, the definitely go together in all aspectsSoldier’s name on it and welcomed tourist attractions such as Dumul- Soldiers were also escorted through- more than just the Military.” xSeoul American Elementary School honors fallen heroes does.” Summer confided she thought about She goes on to remember how her her father the whole time she was father used to cut and paste his own speaking at the podium. picture onto each family photo. “The Army honored my dad with “He did this to show us that he was many special awards for his bravery,” with us in spirit while he was away at Summer said “But today I want to war,” Summer said. honor him by giving him an award as Bravery must run in the Family. my hero and my dad.” x HHC donates to Shinaewon OrphanageSeoul American Elementary School second grader Summer Norman speaks abouther father Capt. Michael Allen Norman during the Miles for Heroes ceremony onSims Field, May 24. -U.S. Army photo by Spc. Amber SmithBy Jane Lee Riley, KS during Operation Iraqi Free-jane.k.lee.civ@mail.mil dom. The Military intelligence officer was killed by a roadside bomb Jan. 31, YONGSAN GARRISON - “Miss 2008.Jackson’s class chose a hero who is very “He wanted to make a difference byspecial to me,” said Summer Norman, being a good Soldier,” Summer said.a Seoul American Elementary School “They say that my dad was a great2nd grader. “Very special to me be- team leader. They say that my dad wascause he is my dad.” an expert at what he did and always So began an emotional “Miles for looked for ways to help others.”Heroes” ceremony on Sims Field, May Every 2nd grade class researched24, as Military children honored 10 and spoke about a Servicemember …men and women from all branches of a helicopter pilot, a sailor … 10 fathers,Service for paying the ultimate sacri- mothers, sons, daughters, brothersfice. and sisters … gone, but definitely not “He volunteered to go to Iraq be- forgotten. Capt. Peter Cha (right), company commander of Headquarters and Headquar-cause that was the kind of person he Summer was only three-years-old ters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, and Sgt. 1st Class Ronald Nagywas,” Summer said. “He was caring when she last saw her father. (left), first sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Armyand dedicated to serving his Country.” “I remember how he liked singing Garrison Yongsan, donate boxes of instant noodles and rice to Kim, Mi-young, Capt. Michael Allen Norman was and playing guitar for us,” Summer director of Shinaewon Orphanage, May 24. HHC won the instant noodles andhelping train Iraqi police as part of said. “I remember how he liked to rice at the teamwork challenge during KATUSA-US Soldier Friendship week.-the Military Transition Team, 1st Bri- match his shoes to his outfit. My mom U.S. Army photo by Jane Leegade, 1st Infantry Division from Fort says that he had more shoes than she
  • JUNE 1, 2012 USAG YONGSAN USAG-Y • PAGE 8 http://yongsan.korea.army.milGreen Neighbor sharing of environmental program News &v NotesBy Jane Lee Industry program. Lim’s mission listen, I can understand.” Group Fitness Classes change In order to support SAHS Graduationjane.k.lee.civ@mail.mil is to take his year-long research Lim said in his opinion, it will Ceremony at Collier Community findings back to the Ministry of take Korea several years to adapt Fitness Center, the following changes will be YONGSAN GARRISON - “Yong- National Defense and help the a fully functioning environmental made to group fitness classes:san is very transparent, especially MND develop and run an environ- management system on par with - 07 JUN 2012 (Thursday) 1730in regards to the environment.” mental management system. Lim the global standard demonstrated Zumba class will take place at SAHS That was the assessment from says he plans to incorporate what by Yongsan Garrison’s environ- GymnasiumMaj. Lim Sin-taek, a Military offi- he learned over the past two days mental program. - 08 JUN 2012 (Friday) 0900 Zumba class will take place at Trent Warriorcer with the Korean Ministry of Na- about the U.S. Military’s imple- “In the U.S., the status of the Resiliency Fitness Centertional Defense (MND), after par- mentation of EMS into his recom- EPA (Environmental Protection For more information, please callticipating in U.S. Army Garrison mendations. Agency) is very big,” Lim said. “On 736-3340.Yongsan’s internal Environmental During the audit, Lim said he the Korean side, the Ministry ofManagement System (EMS) audit, was particularly struck by how Environment does not have theMay 22. open Yongsan is about environ- same leverage. It is difficult to im- USAG Yongsan’s Directorate of mental concerns. plement environmental safeguards Traffic control plan for gate 6 (Commissary)Public Works invited the Ministry “I accidentally overheard some- and regulations such as EMS be- DPW crews will construct a canopyof National Defense representa- thing that private companies cause the Ministry of Environment at Gate 6 (Commissary) from June 16 - July 22. During the project, alltive to participate in the annual would have tried to hide,” Lim said. operates at the same level as other vehicle traffic will flow to the leftinternal review of the garrison’s “But Yongsan [personnel] didn’t ministries.”x of the guard house, with one lane inbound and one lane outbound.Environmental Management Sys- hesitate to discuss openly. So I can There will be no pedestrian accesstem (EMS) as part of the garrison’s at Gate 6. All pedestrian traffic willGreen Neighbors Program. Eighth be diverted to Gate 5 (Gas Station) or Gate 8 (Blackhawk Village). PleaseArmy Commanding General Lt. be prepared for possible trafficGen. John D. Johnson launched delays. For more information, please call 724-6540.the Green Neighbors Initiative thisspring to foster and strengthen en-vironmental stewardship between SAES Applicationsthe U.S. Military and our Korean for Sure Start Class in Fall 2012partners. Applications are now available for the Sure Start Fall 2012 class. Forms “There is so much progress in are available at the Registrar’s Officethe Korean government, but the at SAES. Children must be 4 prior to Sept. 1. Only complete applicationsenvironment remains a relatively will be accepted. A recent LES andnew priority,” Lim said. “In Korea, copy of sponsor’s orders are needed. Parent participation is required.some local players, local govern- First priority families are E1-E4 andments follow, execute and imple- GS1-GS4.For more details, call us atment an environmental manage- 736-4613ment system … but it is still in itsinfancy and not the standard.” Korean Ministry of National Defense representative Maj. Lim Sin-taek (left) partici- Emergenct Dialing Procedures Although a Republic of Korea <OFF POST> pates in U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan’s internal Environmental Management System - OFF post residents should call 119Army officer, Lim is currently as- audit by Keith Smith, environmental protection specialist, U.S. Army Garrison Hum- NOT 911 to reach Fire and Ambulancesigned to SK Energy, the nation’s ONLY phreys (right), May 22. USAG Yongsan’s Directorate of Public Works director Charleslargest oil refiner, to study private - For police emergencies, call 112 Markham (center) invited Lim to observe the annual review of the garrison’s EMS.-U.S. - Know your local Korean address,sector environmental best prac- Army photo by Jane Lee including name of “Dong“ or localtices, under the Training With neighborhood (-especially if home has no land line)SAHS students donate in style with the Road Dragons (-especially if calling from cell) <ON POST> - ON post residents can reach Fire byBy Pfc. Lee Hyo-kang dialing - From DSN, call 117 or 911hoykang.lee.fm@mail.mil - From commercial and cell, call 0505-738-0117 YONGSAN GARRISON - Studentsfrom Seoul American High School JobAnnouncementBrianAllgood Armyand Delta Sigma Theta Sorority de- Community Hospital, Yongsan, Korealivered donations and various sup- Position: Part-time Psychiatrist atplies for kids in Namsan-won, an Brian Allgood Army Communityorphanage located near Namsan, Hospital/USAMEDDAC-K, Yongsan, KoreaMay 20. It would have been a typical go- Qualificationsand-give donation event if not for •Hold a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)the support of the Yongsan Motor- degree from an accredited graduatecycle Club, the Road Dragons. The school of Medicine. •Have and maintain currentbikers volunteered to provide a mo- license to practice Medicine in anytorcycle escort to make the event one of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam or themore special and memorable for the U.S. Virgin Islands that allows fororphans. the independent practice of clinical The event was organized by the services. •Have a minimum of two (2) years’SAHS student council as part of post-residency experience in atheir 2012 project to provide dona- clinical setting. A member from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority hands a toy to a baby in Namsanwon,tions to those who need help and an orphanage located near Namsan, May 20. Seoul American High School student Please submit resume to Chong,care. council and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority delivered donations and various supplies for Unsuk at (DSN) 737-5080 or email unsuk.chong@amedd.army.mil William Parker, CCOM Sensor kids in Namsanwon and Yongsan Motorcycle Club, the Road Dragons, provided a NLT 7 June 2012.Master Tech for 1st Signal Brigade, motorcycle escort, making the event more special and interesting for kids.-U.S. Armyfelt blessed to participate in the photo by Pfc. Lee Hyo-kangride. School Year 2012-2013 “This is what everybody should by age groups. appreciation to those who donated. Seoul American Elementary School will run 0740-1420. Seoul Americando,” said Parker. “If everybody vol- “Kids here have negative memo- “I thank everybody who gives us Middle and High Schools will rununteers to help society as members ries about adults since they were ei- even a little help,” Park said. “With- 0840-1520. For more information, please call 738-5556of society, we will be living in a bet- ther abandoned or abused by them,” out being told or asked, they alwayster world.” said Park, Jin-sung, elementary come fill what we need. Kids need They brought numerous bags of school teacher in Namsan-won. She help. They need to build relation-products for donations. Contents continued with problems and hard- ships with society and other peo- For a complete list of community informa-were mostly daily necessities and ships that the orphanage endures ple to open up their minds to the tion news and notes, visit thetoiletries. They also donated toys, and how much they need help from world.” x USAG Yongsan official website atdolls and clothing that were sorted society. She didn’t forget words of http://yongsan.korea.army.mail
  • JUNE 1, 2012 USAG HUMPHREYS USAG-H • PAGE 15 www.army.mil/koreaAsian, Pacific Islander heritage celebratedBy W. Wayne Marlow China, Samoa, Korea, the Philippines, Hawaii and nation’s economic growth in Silicon Valley.”USAG Humphreys Public Affairs Japan.” The guest speaker was Maj. Cecilia Shaw, execu- While they have become an integral part of the tive officer of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense CAMP HUMPHREYS — Asian-American and country, Asians and Pacific Islanders have kept their Artillery. She is of Filipino heritage.Pacific Islander heritage was celebrated with song distinctive cultures, she noted. Shaw recalled when she first became aware ofand dance at the Youth Gym here May 23. “Our traditions are rich and our customs and race, which came while buying crayons for Kinder- The observance came one month after the an- beliefs are deeply rooted in our everyday life,” Me- garten.nouncement that the nation’s highest civilian hon- deiros said. “Our love for arts, music and cultural “For the first time, I realized that I wasn’t black,or, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, will be pre- awareness is sought after everywhere. Asians and white, or brown,” she said. “I was tan or apricot. Mysented posthumously to Gordon Hirabayashi, who Pacific Islanders helped build our nation. We have classmates asked me if I was Chinese, Japanese, thefought against his World War II internment and fought bravely alongside American sons and daugh- ones with the red dot, or if I knew karate and if mychallenged it before the U.S. Supreme Court. ters in their time of need. We have continued to uncle was Bruce Lee. I went home and asked my This is also the centennial year of the first Japa- contribute to American success every day. We are mom what I was and got a lesson in geography. Shenese cherry blossom trees planted in Washington, proud of our heritage, proud to be called Asian Pa- said, ‘Here is the map, then this is the sea, and theseD.C. cific Americans.” islands are the Philippines.’” Prior to a lively dance performance, Spc. Kareen Medeiros read from a presidential proclamation Shaw encouraged audience members to tackle atMedeiros, president and Area III coordinator for that addressed their contributions. least one personal and professional goal this year.the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers pro- “Generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Is- “This could be BOSS involvement, college cours-gram, touched on how Asians and Pacific Islanders landers have helped make America what it is today,” es, a pilot’s license or learning to use chopsticks,”came to be a part of the United States. she said. “Their histories recall bitter hardships she said. “You can try to learn Korean culture, even “It is an honor and a privilege to take you on a and proud accomplishments, from the laborers if it’s just trying the food, learning a phrase, or myjourney to our lands, our homes and to meet some who connected our coasts one-and-a-half centuries personal advice, including your KATUSAs in theof our people,” she said. “Throughout history, ago, to the patriots who fought overseas while their training and planning process.”Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders have had families were interned at home, from those who en- But whatever goals one pursues or where onean impact on our world and society. Our ancestors dured the harsh conditions of Angel Island, to the ends up, Shaw advised, “Be proud of diversity, yourcame to America from places with names such as innovators and entrepreneurs who are driving our heritage and your history. It is what defines you.” x Left, Soldiers, family members and civilians are treated to an exhibition of song, dance and food during an Asian- American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance at the Youth Gym. Above, another dance gets ready to begin. Below, persons of all ages turn out to enjoy the festivi- ties. — U.S. Army photos by W. Wayne Marlow
  • USAG-H • PAGE 16www.army.mil/korea USAG HUMPHREYS THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Division II Primary Care Clinic closure Far East Soccer Tournament The Primary Care Clinic is now closed on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Acute Care Clinic will remain open during these hours. Pool A Osan 2, Zama 0 Beach Blast deadline ICS-U 3, Edgren 0 Today is the deadline to sign up for Osan 11, Edgren 4 the BOSS Beach Blast, to be held ICS-U 3, Zama 2 June 15-17 at Daecheon Beach, Bo- Osan 5, ICS-U 1 ryeong City. Cost is $150 per person, Zama 2, Edgren 0 which includes a single room, two meals and transportation (for those Pool B coming from Area III only). This MC Perry 3, Daegu 1 opportunity is available to single YISS 9, EJ King 0 and unaccompanied Soldiers. For MC Perry 4, EJ King 0 more information, call 753-8825. YISS 8, Daegu 0 MC Perry 2, YISS 2 CUB scheduled EJ King 4, Daegu 1 The next Community Update Brief will be June 5 in the Super Gym, Tournament play beginning at 1 p.m. This is a chance Osan 3, Daegu 1 to find out what is planned for the MC Perry 7, Zama 0 upcoming months on Humphreys. YISS 8, Edgren 0 ICS-U 4, EJ King 0 Everland trip MC Perry 4, Osan 3 June 8 is the deadline to sign up YISS 4, ICS-U 0 an overnight trip to Everland and Daegu 3, EJ King 2 (penalty kicks) Caribbean Bay, scheduled for June Zama 6, Edgren 0 22-23. Sign up is at Parent Central Osan 2, Daegu 0 Services in Building 570. Price is ICS-U 4, Zama 1 $15. Participants must be registered MC Perry 2, YISS 1 with CYS. For more information, Osan 3, ICS-U 1 call 753-5614 or 753-8813. YISS 8, Osan 1 Zama 1, EJ King 0 (OT) Paintball tournament set Daegu 5, Edgren 1 A paintball tournament is sched- Daegu 5, Zama 1 uled for June 9 at the Camp Hum- EJ King 4, Edgren 0 phreys paintball range. Entry fee is ICS-U 3, Osan 0 $125 for a five-person team. Regis- tration will begin at 10 a.m., with Osan’s Jimmin Dong heads the ball skyward against Daegu during the 2012 Far East Championship play commencing at 11 a.m. For Boys’ Division 2 soccer championship. — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Han, Jae-ho MC Perry 2, YISS 1 (penalty kicks) more information, call 753-7043. Digital photography class Tax Center excellence recognized Digital Photography 101, a free class for photo enthusiasts with little or a lot of experience, is scheduled June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Super Gym. For more information, or to sign up, call 753-8825. Father-daughter dance Tommy D’s will be hosting a fa- ther-daughter Dance on June 9. For more information, call 753-8191. Free park entry The United States National Park Service is granting a free pass to ac- tive duty servicemembers and their families through Dec. 31. This cov- ers all national parks, wildlife ref- uges and forests. EFMP reminder for PCSing Soldiers who will be PCSing this summer and who have family mem- bers enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program, need to make sure their EFMP documents are updated. EFMP documents on all family members, must be up- dated every three years or sooner if the condition has changed. Sol- diers will not get their PCS orders until their EFMP documents are updated. For more information, contact Takesha Green at 753-6277, or by e-mail at takesha.r.green. Private Cody Nelson, who worked in the Areas III and V Tax Center, receives the Army Achievement Medal from Col. Joseph P. civ@mail.mil. For medical enroll- ment or updated issues, contact Moore and Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer Gray at an All Hands ceremony May 25 at the Post Theatre. Nelson and the rest of the Irma Gurak at 737-7475 or e-mail tax center workers processed 1,779 federal and state tax returns, resulting in refunds totalling almost $3 million. This free tax efmp.korea@amedd.army.mil. preparation service saved U.S. servicemembers and civilians more than $200,000 in fees. — U.S. Army photo by Mary Kim
  • USAG-H • PAGE 18www.army.mil/korea MORNING CALM THE MORNING CALMIron Horse Soldiers experience Korean cultureBy Spc. Shawn Denham back on the bus and moved to their ing the culture of the Buddhists and cording to Ade.35th Air Defense Artillery next location, a Buddhist temple, enjoying the festivities they have to This tour “brings enlightenment to called Wongaksa. There, they were show us.” those of us who have never been here OSAN AIR BASE — One of the shown how to make traditional Ko- It’s good to have an open mind before,” he said.benefits of being stationed overseas rean artwork candle lamps and glass- when experiencing the Korean cul- Ade encouraged Soldiers to consid-during a tour of duty is the opportu- bead bracelets, and they participated ture, Romero added. er Korea as a possible place for a tournity to experience another culture. in a traditional tea ceremony. Although just an afternoon long, of duty in the future.Cultural exchanges bring new and After the arts and tea were com- the tour gave Soldiers a chance to see “For people thinking about comingsometimes exciting aspects to Sol- plete, they were allowed to tour the things they may not have seen other- to Korea, it’s a wonderful place to be,”diers during their time in the Repub- large facility, which is dedicated to wise. he said. “Initially, when I was coming,lic of Korea. Buddha and those who follow his It is important for Soldiers to get I didn’t know it would be like this. I Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 52nd teachings. outside of their base and explore, ac- thank God I came and I love it.” xAir Defense Artillery, 35th Air Defense The facility included several smallArtillery got just such an experience temples, a large central temple withwhen the attended a Korean Cultural golden statues, several small outdoorTour in Pyongtaek. statues and a mammoth outdoor Along with the Soldiers, airmen statue of Buddha seated in the lotusand spouses from both branches took position. In several of the causewaysa bus from here and traveled to the between the temples, paper lampsPyongtaek Shipyards. There, they hung from strings, with tags attachedwere given a tour of the docking sta- underneath. The same tags could betion and facilities, complete with a seen hanging from the rafters insideride in a boat skirting the shoreline. the temples. Afterward, lunch was served in a “I learned that the little tags in-traditional Korean restaurant, where side the temple are prayers peoplethe Soldiers, airmen and spouses were write down, then hang up,” said Mrs.treated to hot Korean dishes while Romero. “This is very different thansitting on the floor, in the traditional the United States. You don’t get tostyle. walk around and see this when you’re “I was really surprised,” said Tiffany in the U.S.”Romero, wife of Pfc. Elias Romero. The tour gave the Iron Horse Sol-“The food was really good, better than diers a up-close and personal view ofwhat I thought it would be.” Korean customs, food and religious There was a lot of variety to the practices.meal, said Chap. (Capt.) Joshua Ade. “I am really enjoying the culture,” Soldiers, airmen and their spouses assemble bead bracelets at a Buddhist temple dur- After lunch, the tour group loaded said Pfc. Romero. “We’ve been see- ing a Korean Cultural Tour. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Shawn Denham