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    • The latest news from the Army in Korea is available online at: www.Army.mil/KoreaJuly 27, 2012 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea Volume 10, Issue 40Korean Augmentation to the United States Army Soldiers Pfc. Uh, Seung-ho (middle), Cpl. Han, Byung-jin (right), Cpl. Oh, Hyeon-myeong (top) have fun with students from a localmiddle school at Camp Humphreys Splish and Splash Water Park while participating in a good neighbor English program. Story page 15. — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Han, Jae-ho GARRISONS MP Blotter P02Inside Area I hosts Show your USAG Red Cloud P04 Track and Field support to the USAG Casey P04 USAG Yongsan P07 meet US Olympic Team USAG Humphreys P15 USAG Daegu P21 Page 5 Page 15 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 Senior Editor: Cpl. Han, Jae-ho USAG RED CLOUD Commander: Col. John M. Scott Public Affairs Officer: Kevin Jackson Public Affairs NCOIC: Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth Editor/Writer: Franklin Fisher Being a good sponsor Staff Writer: Pvt. Lee Seong-su USAG YONGSAN Commander: Col. William P. Huber Public Affairs Officer: Mark Abueg Command Information Officer: Jane Lee By Col. Darin S. Conkright Writer/Editor: Sgt. Choi Sung-il Staff Writers: Cpl. Han Samuel, Pfc. Lee Hyo-kang USAG-H Garrison commander Intern: Melissa Wetherbee CAMP HUMPHREYS – I’m a firm limits entertainment venues, fully un- USAG HUMPHREYS believer that sponsors for incoming derstands the USFK rules of the road Commander: Col. Darin S. Conkright Public Affairs Officer: Edward N. Johnson Servicemembers, Civilians and their and know that there is a “Battle Buddy” Command Information Officer: Steven Hoover Family members have the unique abil- watching out for them in those first - Col. Darin S. Conkright - Writer/Editor: Wayne Marlow ity to set the tone for an individual’s critical months of their new tour. Staff Writer: Cpl. Han Jae-ho tour of duty here in Korea. Between answering questions on *Send a Welcome Packet, either USAG DAEGU The unknown of moving to a foreign Facebook, the Website, and present- through the mail or via email (since Commander: Col. Kathleen A. Gavle country raises many questions, espe- ing information at the weekly New- most everything is in PDF now). Public Affairs Officer: Philip Molter cially for those who have not served comers’ Orientation at the Super Gym, *Stay in weekly contact, or as often Command Information Officer: Mary Grimes Staff Writers: Pfc. Bang Bong-joo, overseas before. Where the family will I think the Humphreys Garrison staff as necessary. Pfc. Jeong, Hyuk-soo live, is there adequate dental and med- does a pretty good job of welcoming *The Army Community Service Interns: Lee Seung-bin, Christian Hillman, ical care for Family members and what new folks to the community. However, Relocation Readiness Program offers Kang Eun-byeol, Choi Kyoung-jae the schools are like, are just a few of the a sponsor can help answer those ques- sponsorship training. To access some questions which need answering for tions and make a Permanent Change of their expertise, call 753-8804/8318. This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The those coming with Family. But, single of Station an easy transition. Having recently arrived here my- Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views Soldiers need that type of care as well. Here are some sponsorship tips that self, I know that being a good spon- of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department Additionally, a dedicated sponsor you might use to help make someone’s sor is one way to make an impact on of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of can be invaluable to the newcomer in transition easier: another person’s life and that they are U.S. Army Garrisons in Korea. Circulation: 9,500 ensuring that the Soldier or Civilian *When available, set up a mailbox more likely to return the favor when it Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way understands how to avoid risky or off- for an incoming Soldier or Family. becomes their turn. x connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute Military Police Blotter endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, religion, gender, The following entries were excerpted from the police blotters the previous week. These entries national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, Area I were acting as lookouts. Victim 2 no- Gate of USAG-Humphreys. MPs the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that Larceny of AAFES Property. The ticed the unknown Subject attempt- arrived on scene and made contact source until the violation of the equal opportunity policy is corrected. Subject was observed via CCTV se- ing to steal his moped and tried to with G4S Security who stated one lecting two Xbox 360 games in the stop him by grabbing onto the back of the G4S Guards had also been as- Oriental Press President: Charles Chong video game aisle at the Main PX, of the moped but eventually let go, saulted. Upon making contact with Commercial Advertising USAG-Casey. The Subject then pro- allowing the unknown Subject to the Subjects, MPs apprehended Sub- Telephone: DSN 315-738-5005 Fax: (02) 790-5795 ceeded to the greeting card aisle, at flee. KNP were notified that three ject 1 and Subject 2 who were then E-mail: oppress@kornet.net which time he concealed the two foreigners had stolen a moped. KNP transported to the PMO where they Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 Xbox 360 games in his child’s dia- identified the Subjects near a subway administered a Portable Breath Test, Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post per bag which was on the back of a station and shouted for them to stop with a result of 0.200% Blood Alco- baby stroller. The Subject proceeded several times. The Subjects refused hol Content for Subject 1 and a result SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Phone: DSN 738-4068 to the cashier to render payment for to stop and continued to flee. While of 0.152% Blood Alcohol Content for items he selected, but failed to ren- the KNP were chasing the Subjects, Subject 2. Both Subjects were fur- der payment for the concealed Xbox a moped fell and the Subject con- ther processed and released to their 360 games. AAFES Loss Prevention tinued to flee on foot. Subject 1 was unit. At a later time both Subjects Specialists approached the Subject caught by KNP, apprehended and arrived back at the PMO for further and detained him after he exited the transported to Mapo KNP station processing. Both Subjects were ad- store. MPs arrived on scene and con- where he was charged under ROK vised of their legal rights, which ducted a search of the Subject’s baby Criminal Act 331, Quasi Robbery, they waived rendering written sworn stroller where they found two Xbox and transferred into MP custody on statements wherein Subject 1 admit- 360 games concealed inside the dia- CJ FM 2. Subject 1 was further pro- ted to Underage Drinking, but both per bag. MPs recovered the two Xbox cessed and released to his unit. Sub- denied striking a G4S Guard. The 360 games and returned them to ject 2 and Subject 3 were later identi- Subjects were released to their unit. AAFES. The Subject was apprehend- fied through the course of the KNP’s ed and transported to the USAG- investigation. Subject 2 and Subject 3 Casey PMO where he was processed were apprehended in relation to the Area IV and released to his unit. offense Larceny of Private Property. Larceny of Government Prop- Both Subjects were released into MP erty. MPs were notified by the Vic- custody on CJ FM 2 and then trans- tim that his government issued TA- Area II ported to the PMO where they were 50 gear was stolen. Investigation (SOFA Incident) Larceny of advised of their legal rights, which revealed the Subject told the Witness Private Property; (Korean Crimi- they invoked. Subject 2 and Subject 3 that a particular locker was hers, but Submitting stories or photos to nal Law: Quasi Robbery). Subject were processed and released to their she had forgotten the combination. The Morning Calm Weekly 1, Subject 2 and Subject 3 stole Vic- unit. The Witness obtained authorization Send your Letters to the Editor, guest commen- tim 1’s (KN CIV) moped by unknown from the commander to cut the lock taries, story submissions, photos and other means and drove away with it. When Area III and let the Subject retrieve her gear. items to: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. they saw Victim 2 (KN CIV) operat- Simple Assault Consummated Approximately 10 days later, the Vic- All items are subject to editing for content and ing a moped, they followed him until by a Battery; Drunk/Disorderly; tim came to the Witness stating the to insure they conform with DoD guidelines. Victim 2 stopped to deliver newspa- Fail to Obey – Underage Drinking. locker in question was his and his pers. One of the Subjects then at- MPs were notified of two Soldiers gear was missing. The Victim ren- The Morning Calm Online Edition: tempted to steal Victim 2’s moped, being drunk and disorderly while dered a written sworn statement at- www.army.mil/korea while Subject 1 and the other Subject trying to walk through the Main testing to the theft of his property.
    • USAG RED CLOUDUSAG-RC • PAGE 4http://redcloud.korea.army.mil THE MORNING CALMMore space ahead for Area I CPACExtension will doubleseating at briefings,yield other benefitsBy Franklin Fisherfranklin.s.fisher2.civ@mail.mil CAMP RED CLOUD – The office that helps AreaI civilian employees with a broad range of personnelneeds will soon have much-needed extra space forworking with customers. Workers at Camp Red Cloud have startedconstruction of a one-story extension to the AreaI Civilian Personnel Advisory Center, which is inbuilding 909, an aging, sometimes leaky structure.The CPAC is across the street from the 2nd InfantryDivision Museum. The extension should be finished by mid-September, said Marshall Downs, chief of operationsand maintenance with the U.S. Army Garrison RedCloud Directorate of Public Works. An enclosed passageway will connect the twobuildings. The extension will measure 1,360 square feet,roughly one-third the size of the existing building,which measures 3,840 square feet, Downs said. But the new space will go a long way in helpingCPAC staff meet the personnel needs of Area Iemployees and job applicants, said Serge Magloire,Area I CPAC director. At Camp Red Cloud in Uijeongbu July 20, construction is under way on a one-story extension to the Area I Civilian “It’s good news, because if you look at the way Personnel Advisory Center, building 909. The extension will provide much-needed extra space, and allow the CPACwe’re set up here, we’ve been, like, packed on top of to seat larger numbers of employees at its informational briefings, among other benefits to the community. It’s slatedeach other,” Magloire said. for completion in mid-September. – U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth The existing building, erected in 1959 and thusmore than five decades old, is a one-story structure reduce – deny people the training because we just discuss privately.that occasionally leaks when it rains, has single-stall didn’t have a place to put them,” Magloire said. Magloire would sometimes leave his office sobathrooms, a training room that limits seating to 16 The extension will also have larger and better- the customer and staffer could have the necessarypeople, and few areas suitable to discussing sensitive equipped bathrooms for customers and staff. privacy.personnel matters in private, he said. And it also will give the CPAC the kind of enclosed “They would come to my office and I would have By contrast, the new building will have two offices offices needed for privacy. to vacate my office, close the door, and let them carryand a conference room with about double the seating Currently, many of the CPAC’s work stations are on the business,” Magloire said.of the existing training room – space for up to 30. open cubicles, ill-suited for some of the “highly One of the new, enclosed offices will serve in part “We serve a wide area here and by not being able personal” matters – divorce, separation, benefits as a room for discussing sensitive personnel matters,to accommodate 25 people, we’ve had to actually entitlement – that staff and customers often need to he said. x2ID takes new approach to Korean cultural trainingBy 1st Lt. Nick Setzer In their research leading up to the gives Soldiers an important feeling time in Korea,” said Ameter. “But, they210th Fires Brigade creation of the program, the program of comfort while they are here; the must also understand how important creators and advocates found that importance of building the alliance it is to continually renew and build this CAMP HOVEY – The PowerPoint Soldiers were retaining very little of the with South Korea, which contextualizes alliance.is fired up, the Soldiers set, and the information thrown at them during their mission and puts their actions “This program demonstrates toinstructor ready to brief. their initial Korean cultural awareness in perspective; and, finally, the basic Soldiers how these two ideas go hand- While this may seem familiar to training. functional knowledge Soldiers need in-hand,” he said. “By getting outany Soldier who has gone through “When we talked to Soldiers in to go out and learn about Korea and and seeing Korea in a positive way,any Army training session or briefing, our formation who had just gotten explore it for themselves. Soldiers are — in reality — acting asthe 2nd Infantry Division’s new 24- out of WRC, we would ask them what “We want Soldiers to enjoy their ambassadors.” xHour Ambassador Program, recently they learned about Korea, said 1st Lt.implemented at the Warrior Readiness Alexander Ameter, one of the program’sCenter on Camp Hovey, is anything creators and the current 24-Hourbut ordinary. Ambassador Program instructor. Developed entirely in-house by “We would say, ‘Do you remember2ID Soldiers, it takes a revolutionary what Pajeon is?’ or ‘Do you rememberapproach to cultural training for how to say ‘Hello’ in Korean?’Soldiers in Korea. And, from the “More often than not we would justSoldiers’ feedback, it is working. get blank expressions,” he said. “Before this class, I was afraid to go “So we realized that giving Soldiersoff post because I had heard Korea was a bunch of facts about a country isn’ta really strange place,” said one Soldier actually going to help them operateafter completing the course. effectively. We needed something new.” “But through this class I learned The aim of the program is to createthat Korea is really just the same as functional members of Korean society.America, and I really want to go learn Instead of teaching Soldiers factsmore.” about food, a couple of phrases, and What makes the 24-Hour the differences between Korea andAmbassador Program unique is its goal. America, this new program teachesUnlike other cultural introductions, Soldiers to be adaptive.this program does not give incoming The emphasis of the training focusesSoldiers long lists of facts and figures on three major areas – the similaritiesabout their host nation to memorize. between Korea and America, which
    • JULY 27, 2012 USAG RED CLOUD USAG-RC • PAGE 5 http://redcloud.korea.army.mil News & Notes Pools to Reopen The newly renovated indoor swimming pools at Camp Red Cloud and Camp Hovey will reopen July 27 at 11 a.m. Operating hours will be Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information call Randy Behr at 732-6928. Poolside Movie Night Movie Night at Camp Casey’s Hanson Fitness Center swimming pool is scheduled for July 27 at dusk. The movie is free and will be chosen by a vote of the audience vote from among four possibilities: The Adventures of Tin Tin, Kung Fu Panda II, Cars II, Puss in Boots. Food and beverages will be available, as will inner tubes. Families are encouraged to participate. For more information, call 010-3147- 1700. CIF, Laundry Closed Two Area I facilities will be closed July 27 for a KoreanDuring the Area I Track and Field meet at Camp Casey’s Schoonover Bowl July 21, runners compete in the 100-meter dash, one of Service Corps organization day17 events held that day. From left to right are, Fatima Earley of Company E, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment; event. They are the Central Issue Facility at Camp Hovey, bldg.Miata Cole of Company B, 304th Integrated Theater Signal Battalion; and Chalonda Silver of the 580th Forward Support Company. 3455, and, at Camp Casey, theAmong other events were the discus, shot put, the 1,500-meter run, 200-meter dash, long jump, and 110-meter high hurdles. – Quartermaster Laundry andU.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth Linen facility, bldg. 2603. ForDozens vie in track and field meet more information, call 730-5443. Red Cloud Power Outage A partial power outage By Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth best they could. affecting various buildings on jefferey.l.troth.mil@mail.mil So, he gave pointers to Jephte Camp Red Cloud is scheduled Guillaume of Headquarters for July 28 from 6 – 10 a.m. For CAMP RED CLOUD – Thirty and Headquarters Troop, 4th more information, call 732-6584. competitors ran, jumped and Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, threw for a chance to take home and lost by an inch to the 23-year- Locksmith Hours Changing gold at the Area I track and field old. The locksmith shop of the meet at Camp Casey’s Schoonover One person that needed no U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud’s Bowl July 21. pointers was Jason Dubyoski, of Directorate of Public Works The rain that soaked Warrior Company C, 2nd Battalion, 9th at Camp Red Cloud will cease Country July 19 to 23 abated for the Infantry Regiment, who walked daily operation and instead be meet and the competitors tested away with gold in the long jump open Tuesdays only, 9 a.m. – 4 their mettle in 17 events under and the 110-meter high hurdles. p.m., starting Aug. 1. The shop blue skies. “I love track and have been is in S-723, a container on the Among those events were the running competitively for seven DPW compound. For more 1,500-meter run, the 200-meter years, through high school and information, call 732-7745. dash, long jump, the discus and college,” said Dubyoski. shot put. “I had pretty good competition CPAC Hours Participants ranged widely in in the long jump,” he said. “I think Members of the Area I age – from 18 to 46. the guy that took second was only community are reminded “I competed to help morale,” a few inches behind me. In the that the Area I CPAC at Camp said 46-year-old Reginald Sweed, hurdles I think I was the only Red Cloud closes for training, who took a gold in the men’s senior person that has had any training Thursdays from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 100-meter dash, a silver in the high in them.” For urgent business during that jump and men’s senior 200-meter Although he did well on period, call 732-7766 or 010-7155- dash and a bronze in the 110-meter the hurdles, Dubyoski said he 6839. The CPAC is in building high hurdles. wanted to get the hurdles out of 909, near the 2nd Infantry “So I wanted to go out there and the storage shed so he could get Division Museum. show them that it could be done,” in some additional training with said Sweed. He’s assigned to the them before the September meet. A Newcomers Orientation 210th Fires Brigade as sergeant-in- The hurdler wasn’t the only An orientation for newcomers charge of food services. one in his family competing. His to Area I is scheduled for Aug. 20 On Monday, Sweed took his wife Kendra laced up her running from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Army four medals in to work at the shoes for the 100-meter dash. Community Service classroom, Thunder Inn dining facility on “She did okay even though she bldg. 2451 at Camp Casey. It will Camp Casey and showed them to has not run track since she was in be followed Aug. 21, by a tour of the soldiers who work there. high school and is three months Dongducheon, from 9:30 a.m. “Now all the young Soldiers pregnant,” said the soon-to-be – 4 p.m. Among topics covered want to do the next meet so that dad. will be medical services, on-postJephte Guillaume of Headquarters and Headquarters they can compete against me,” “She was coming out to cheerTroop, 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, clears shopping, ration control and Sweed said. me on, so I told her she might black marketing, SOFA statusthe bar on his way to winning gold in the high jump But the track meet wasn’t as well do something,” Dubyoski and visa requirements, Koreancompetition during the Area I Track and Field meet just about building morale, said said. “So she decided to run the culture and customs. For moreheld at Camp Casey’s Schoonover Bowl July 21. – Sweed, but about fair competition 100-meters just to see where she information, call 730-3107.U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth and ensuring everyone did the was at.” x
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 7http://yongsan.korea.army.mil USAG YONGSAN THE MORNING CALMNew commander to lead HHC YongsanBy Cpl. Han Samuel interacting with the local Korean “As always, the Dragon Knights (HHC On behalf of the Staff and Service-samuel.han2.fm@mail.mil Community. Soldiers) led from the front by partic- members of HHC, Huber expressed “I am thankful for all of the Sol- ipating in Good neighbor programs, the garrison’s appreciation for the YONGSAN GARRISON - It was diers of HHC who did an outstanding the Sadang station cleanup, deliver- work that Cha had conducted.a bittersweet moment for Soldiers job making it look as though I’m the ing coal briquettes to the less unfor- “We’re going to miss you in ourof Headquarters and Headquarters one doing something right,” Cha said. tunate, and many other activities.” ranks, Peter,” Huber said. “But we’reCompany as they held a change of proud that you’ll take the experiencescommand ceremony here, July 20. of being HHC commander and apply Soldiers of HHC stood in forma- them to future challenges.”tion as the company guidon was The incoming commander, Silayev,passed from outgoing commander who had most recently served as theCapt. Peter D. Cha to the incoming plans, operations, and base defenseCapt. Vladislav Silayev. officer for USAG Yongsan’s Director- “Peter, you accepted the company ate of Plans, Training, Mobilization,guidon on June 7, 2011 and what you and Security, was no stranger to HHC.have been able to accomplish in one Having participated in several HHCyear is nothing short of phenomenal,” events including the Sports competi-said Col. William P. Huber, garrison tions during the KATUSA U.S. Soldiercommander for U.S. Army Garrison Friendship Week, Silayev had got-Yongsan. “Your mission to be respon- ten to know HHC personally. Silayevsible for the combat readiness, train- explained that a company like HHCing, discipline, health and welfare, could be made only through goodsafety, morale and professional de- leadership and great Soldiers.velopment of these Soldiers has been “I’m very excited to take on thisexemplary.” new position,” Silayev said. “Capt. Pe- During Cha’s time as company com- ter Cha has done an outstanding jobmander, he had inspired his Soldiers and given me some big shoes to fill.”to strive for the best and to maintain Fully aware of the high standardshigh levels of professionalism in their that had been set by the outgoingduties as Soldiers. HHC had managed commander, Silayev promised to con-to receive zero curfew violations, win- tinue on the tradition during his timening them the Safety streamer. They as commander.had also managed to have no Physical “I believe that people are notTraining failures among Soldiers in judged by what they say, but by whattheir ranks. Col. William P. Huber, the garrison commander for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, right, they do,” Silayev said. “Now it’s time In addition, Cha contributed to for me to actually start doing. All poli-strengthening the ROK-U.S. alliance passes the company guidon to Capt. Vladislav Silayev, the incoming commander for cies and procedures are still in effect,by having his Soldiers participate in Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG Yongsan, July 20. - U.S. Army pho- Dragon Knight 6 signing in.”xvarious good neighbor programs and to by Cpl. Han SamuelPeople to People wishes Huber farewellBy Cpl. Han Samuelsamuel.han2.fm@mail.mil YONGSAN GARRISON - After two years of part-nership with U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan command-er Col. William P. Huber, People to People New SeoulChapter wished the outgoing commander well as heleaves the peninsula, July 18. The farewell dinner, hosted by PTP, was held in theDragon Hill Lodge Naija Ballroom, where dinner andmusical entertainment were served. People to PeopleNew Seoul Chapter president Yang, Chang-Kyoo usedthe opportunity to thank Huber for his dedication andaccomplishments in preserving a strong alliance be-tween the U.S. and Republic of Korea. “Col. Huber has devoted himself to creating a bet-ter environment for Military Families in Yongsan andalso made efforts to keep strong relations with lo-cal Korean Communities,” Yang said. “As Col. Huberleaves the Korean peninsula after his two-year service,I want to say how much I appreciate his dedication tothe Korean-American alliance.” Huber also shared some words of appreciation forPTP and what they had done over the past two years. “Our partnership is a key element of the ROK-U.S.alliance,” Huber said. “Our alliance is the strongest it U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan commander Col. William P. Huber shares words of appreciation with People to Peoplehas ever been and none of it could be achieved with- New Seoul Chapter for their support and dedication to increasing quality of life for USAG Yongsan Communityout the support of the PTP New Seoul Chapter.” members, and for strengthening the ROK-U.S. alliance, July 18. - U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Han Samuel Over the two years, PTP had supported count-less events on garrison including super bowl parties, greatly strengthened the ROK-U.S. alliance. lence, leadership, and dedication that PTP had dem-KATUSA/U.S. Soldier Friendship week, July fourth As Huber left, Yang promised that PTP would con- onstrated during his assignment in Korea and the dif-celebrations, the fall festival, volunteer of the year tinue the strong tradition and maintain good rela- ference they had made on USAG Yongsan. This wouldevents, and the Christmas tree lighting. Huber ex- tions with USAG Yongsan in the years to come. be a memory of Korea that he would never forget.plained that through their support in these events and “We will keep a good relationship with the incom- “On behalf of all of us at USAG Yongsan, we thanktheir professionalism, PTP had greatly increased the ing commander as we have in the past and continue you all for your leadership, support and dedication toquality of life for Servicemembers, Families and Civil- to improve the ‘quality of life’ for members of USAG maintaining the greatest and strongest alliance in theians living on USAG Yongsan. In addition, by show- Yongsan,” Yang said. world,” Huber said. “Kam-sa-ham-ni-da, kat-chi kap-ing their dedication to improving the quality of life Huber emphasized that though he was leaving the shi-da (Thank you, let’s go together).” xfor Community members on USAG Yongsan, PTP had peninsula, he would never forget the friendship, excel-
    • JULY 27, 2012 USAG YONGSAN USAG-Y • PAGE 8 http://yongsan.korea.army.milYongsan-gu KAFC strengthens ROK-U.S. alliance News &v Notes Mediation Certification CourseBy Sgt. Choi Sung-il Areas I, II, III and IV Equalsungil.choi.fm@mail.mil Employment Opportunity offices will sponsor a Mediation Certification Course from August 13-17. The training will take place at United YONGSAN GARRISON - On be- States Army Garrison Daegu, Camphalf of Servicemembers, Families Henry. The Mediation Certification Course includes 5 days/40 hoursand Civilians on U.S. Army Garri- of course instruction that provides Department of Defense (DoD)son Yongsan and Yongsan-gu citi- Civilians and supervisory Militaryzens, members of Yongsan-gu Ko- personnel with the fundamental training required for certificationrean American Friendship Council as mediators. Civilian nominees aregathered to highlight their efforts expected to be GS-07 equivalent and above, Military nominees E-7 andto strengthen the ROK- U.S. alli- above, who supervise Department ofance at the Dragon Hill Lodge, July the Army Civilians. Area II deadline to register: July 20. Please call Area24. II EEO Anna Revere at 738-2980 or anna.m.revere.civ@mail.mil for KAFC partners welcomed new more information.members of KAFC, including ParkSeok-kyu, chairman of Yongsan-guCity Council, Woo Jong-soo, chief Gate #14 (Hospital Gate)of Yongsan Police Station, Kwon Service HoursRyo-won, chief of Yongsan Fire Sta- Starting Wednesday, August 1, 2012, Gate #14 (Hospital Gate) will nowtion and Col. Robert Forsten, com- have the following hours to preparemander of 121st Combat Support On behalf of Servicemembers, Families and Civilians on U.S. Army Garrison Yong- for the new upcoming DoDDS school hours:Hospital. san and Yongsan-gu citizens, members of Yongsan-gu Korean American Friendship 0600-0900 & 1400-1600 | 24/7 ESPG The quarterly get-together was Council gathere to highlight their efforts to strengthen the ROK- U.S. alliance at thethe last luncheon for Col. William Dragon Hill Lodge, July 24. - U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Choi Sung-ilP. Huber, garrison commander for Emergency Dialing ProceduresUSAG Yongsan, who is about to san-gu District returned the ges- countries.” <OFF POST>complete his two year assignment ture by thanking community mem- The work that KAFC conducts - OFF post residents should call 119 NOT 911 to reach Fire and Ambulancein Yongsan. bers for a variety of events and includes regular Yonsan-gu clean- ONLY Huber conveyed words of appre- activities that had brought mean- ups, volunteer service for the chal- - For police emergencies, call 112 - Know your local Korean address,ciation to the attendees who had ingful changes to Yongsan-gu and lenged, Arbor Day events, Teenage including name of “Dong“ or localshared in the joys and experiences the Yongsan Community. English Camps, Itaewon Global neighborhood (-especially if home has no land line)for the last two years. “Yongsan-gu has become more Festivals and many others. (-especially if calling from cell) “Our alliance is the strongest beautiful than any pictures of other These programs have played a big <ON POST>it has ever been,” Huber said. “It’s parts of the world,” Sung said. “On role in strengthening the ROK-U.S. - ON post residents can reach Fire by dialingbeen a pleasure to work with highly behalf of the 300,000 Yongsan-gu alliance by providing an opportuni- - From DSN, call 117 or 911skilled very pleasant people who are citizens, I really appreciate Col. ty for the Community to personally - From commercial and cell, call:willing to give heart and soul to bet- Huber for his efforts and concern to see and appreciate the work that Yongsan 0505-738-0117;ter serve the alliance.” making Yongsan Garrison the sym- the two countries conducted mutu- Hannam 0505-738-0117; K-16 0505-741-6001 Mayor Sung Jang-hyun of Yong- bol of friendship between our two ally on the peninsula. xGarrison commander gets hearty farewell Mailroom service notice Due to manpower cutbacks, the USAG Yongsan consolidated mailroom will stop Saturday mail pick-up and delivery operations effective September 1, 2012. This who meet must part’,” said Hong. “I’d includes personal package and parcel delivery. Monday to Friday like to show my gratitude for Huber’s operations remain the same. This effort to solve many things that oc- change does not affect the USPS Post Office. We regret any inconvenience curred in Bupyeong, especially Camp this may cause our customers. Market, and I hope to continue the friendly and developmental relation- ship we have had, and anticipate on FMWR CATV customer service strengthening it in the future.” office relocated Beginning June 1, FMWR CATV will Though Hong expressed regret no longer be offering services at over Huber’s departure, she focused the ACS building. All transactions (opening, closing, payment, on the good things to come in the clearing) must be made at our next chapter of Huber’s life. business office (Bldg 4891) located on MP Hill, just above the Auto “To sum up, I would like to thank Skills Shop. The business hours are Monday-Friday from 0800-1900, and all the members that are present here Saturday and holidays from 0800- today, and wish Huber the best of luck 1700. Closed on Sundays. For more information, call 738-2288. in the future.” Huber emphasized the importance of the special relationship that Yong- san Garrison and the Bupyeong KAFC Moyer CAC change in Operating Hours share. Effective Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 NEW HOURS “We have become one of the great- Monday-Friday: 1000-1900 est and strongest alliances in the Saturday-Sunday: 1000-2000Bupyeong-gu Mayor Hong, Mi-young and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan commander KN-US Holidays: 1000-1900 world, and your support to U.S. ArmyCol. William P. Huber chat before the farewell luncheon for Huber at Dragon Hill Garrison Yongsan has been remark-Lodge, July 17. - U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Lee Hyo-kang able.” said Huber. “I expected this to be an interesting job, but I hadn’t ex- Construction at Gate #6By Pfc. Lee Hyo-kang DPW crews will construct a canopy san through ongoing discussions pected it to be so rewarding.” at Gate #6 (Commissary Gate)hyokang.lee.fm@mail.mil from July 14 to August 19. During about returning the Camp Market He said that his journey in Korea the project, all vehicle traffic will area to the province and various cul- couldn’t have gone as well without flow to the left of the guard house, with one lane inbound and one YONGSAN GARRISON - Mayor tural experiences such as the Bupy- the support and dedication of KAFC lane outbound. There will be noHong, Mi-young of Bupyeong-gu eong Pungmul Festival and the Korea- members. pedestrian access at Gate 6. All pedestrian traffic will be diverted toand the staff of Bupyeong-gu Korean America Culture Exchange Event. “I must admit that I’m a bit over- Gate #5 (Gas Station Gate) or Gate #8American Friendship Council (KAFC) Hong, who has been working with whelmed by you all being here today, (Blackhawk Village Gate). Please be prepared for possible traffic delays.visited U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Huber throughout her tenure as may- and there is no adequate way to show For more information, please callYongsan for a farewell luncheon with or, expressed her gratitude for Huber’s how grateful. All I can say is thank DSN 724-6540.Col. William P. Huber, garrison com- contribution to both parties’ partner- you.”mander for USAG Yongsan, at Sables ship. Following remarks, Huber andrestaurant in the Dragon Hill Lodge, “In a few weeks, Col. Huber’s Hong shared good-bye presents and For a complete list of community informa-July 17. Change of Command ceremony will the meeting ended with a meal shared tion news and notes, visit the Bupyeong-gu KAFC has built a be held and it makes me feel sorry, re- by Garrison and Bupyeong-gu KAFC USAG Yongsan official website atclose relationship with USAG Yong- minding me of an old proverb, ‘Those members. x http://yongsan.korea.army.mail
    • PAGE 10www.army.mil/korea CHAPLAIN THE MORNING CALM Area I Worship Schedule Area II Worship Schedule Area III Worship Schedule Area IV Worship ScheduleCollective Protestant Liturgical Sunday 9:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel Collective Traditional Collective ProtestantSunday 10 a.m. Stone Chapel Traditional Sunday 9:30 a.m. Brian Allgood Hospital Sunday 11 a.m. Freedom Chapel Sunday 9 a.m. Camp WalkerSunday 10 a.m. Stanley Chapel Contemporary Sunday 9 a.m. South Post Chapel 10 a.m. Camp CarrollSunday 1:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel Sunday 10:30 a.m. K-16 Chapel Spanish 1 p.m. Freedom ChapelSunday 11 a.m. Warrior Chapel Sunday 11 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel Gospel Noon Camp WalkerSunday 11 a.m. Crusader Chapel Nondenominational Chapel Next 5 p.m. Freedom Chapel Church of Christ 4:40 p.m. Camp WalkerSunday 4 p.m. Hovey Chapel Sunday 11 a.m. South Post Chapel Liturgical 7:30 a.m. Camp Walker Gospel Sunday 1 p.m. South Post Chapel Korean Worship Wed 7 p.m. Freedom ChapelGospel Protestant Sunday School 12:30 p.m. Freedom Chapel ContemporarySunday 9 a.m. Memorial Chapel Mision Pentecostal Hispana Wednesday 7 p.m. Camp CarrollSunday 12:30 p.m. Stanley Chapel Sunday 3 p.m. South Post Chapel Korea Women Bible Study Tue, 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel Sunday 6 p.m. Camp Walker KATUSA Bible Study 6 p.m. Freedom ChapelCOGIC United Pentecostal KATUSASunday 12:30 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Sunday 1 p.m. Memorial Chapel PWOC Bible Study Wed 6:30 p.m. Freedom Chapel Tuesday 6 p.m. Camp Walker Thursday 6:30 p.m. Camp CarrollKATUSA KATUSA Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel Spanish Bible Study Thur,7 p.m. Freedom ChapelSunday 7 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Catholic Mass Catholic ServicesTuesday 6 p.m. Stone Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist Sunday 9 a.m. Freedom Chapel Sunday 10:30 a.m. Camp Walker Saturday 9:30 a.m. Brian Allgood Hospital M, W, T, F 11:45 a.m. Freedom Chapel 11:45 a.m. Camp Carroll Tues., Thurs 11:30 a.m. Camp WalkerCatholic Services/Mass Episcopal Sunday 11 a.m. Brian Allgood Hospital Religious education Sun 10 a.m., Freedom ChapelSunday 9 a.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Tue 6 p.m.Sunday 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel Catholic Services MCCW 3rd Th 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel Catholic Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel PWOC Wed 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel The Command Chaplain’s Office is here toLatter-day Saints Worship Sunday 8 a.m. Memorial Chapel perform, provide, or coordinate total religiousSunday 4 p.m. Stone Chapel Sunday 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel PMOC 1st Sat 8:30 a.m. AMC support to the United Nations Command, U.S. M, W, T, F 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel 1st Sat. 9 a.m. Memorial Chapel Youth of the Garrison Friday 6:30 p.m. CAC Rec Annex Forces Korea and Eighth U.S. Army Service- members, their families and authorized civilians Jewish Friday 7 p.m. South Post Chapel across the full spectrum of operations from armistice to war. Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contactArea I and USAG-Red Cloud Chaplains Area II and USAG Yongsan Chaplains Area III and USAG-Humphreys Chaplains Area IV and USAG Daegu ChaplainsChaplain (Lt. Col.) Suk Jong Lee: Chaplain (Maj.) Robert E. Marsi: Chaplain (Maj.) John Chun: Chaplain (Maj.) James Drake:sukjong.lee@us.army.mil, 732-6169 robert.marsi@us.army.mil, 738-3009 john.chun.mil@mail.mil 754-7274 james.drake1@us.army.mil, 764-5455Chaplain (Maj.) Alfred Grondski: Chaplain (Maj.) Michael Frailey Chaplain (Capt.) Michael Roberts Chaplain (Maj.) Charlie Leealfred.grondski@us.army.mil, 732-6016 michael.l.frailey.mil@mail.mil, 738-3058 michael.r.roberts@us.army.mil, 754-7042 sun.c.lee4.mil@mail.mil, 765-8991 PAID ADVERTISING - HALF PAGE
    • PAGE 12www.army.mil/korea FEATURE THE MORNING CALMYongsan kids learn useful life skills in water By Sgt. Choi Sung-il sungil.choi.fm@mail.mil YONGSAN GARRISON - For kids, swimming is one of the necessary life skills to acquire. Once they learn how to float and move in the water they can find lots of activities to enjoy in the water. In order to help the kids adapt to the water in a short period of time, Child, Youth, and School Services provides focused swimming lessons for children to make summer both more productive and enjoyable for them on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. CYSS ensured that the lessons would be fun for kids so that they would be able to learn while having a good time. In addition to making classes enjoyable, CYSS also made sure that all teachers in the program were well trained. This was so that children would be kept safe, and so that they would learn proper form as they were taught how to swim. Students are taught by highly trained Instructors and life guards that were all certified through the American Red Cross and who met CYSS requirements. “A lot of Community members depend on the ‘Learn to Swim’ program because, for Kids who learn swimming for the first time and who want to acquire advanced most children, it is their first experience swimming,” said Alexander Tuuao, instructional skills are all invited to Learn to Swim program by Child, Youth, and School program specialist for CYSS. “Through this program, children will learn good swimming Services. - U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Choi Sung-il techniques and safety guidelines as a life skill.” Tuuao explained that a good feature of the program was that it was open to a wide learning valuable skills. Learn to Swim is among the most popular programs every year. range of ages. Through the parent-toddler program, parents could accompany their This summer, Learn to Swim was conducted for four two week sessions. Currently children in the water. This means that children could learn to swim even from a very the program is open for session three which began July 16. The last session starts July 30. young age. For more information and registration, call CYSS Parent Central at DSN 315-736- Each summer, CYSS offers several programs for children to enjoy summer while 3015.Camp provides adventures to last kids the summer They also need chance to learn how to behave appropriately in public and to respect surroundings. About forty 1st and 2nd graders from Seoul American Elementary School participated to the School Age Center Camp Adventure to Lotte World organized by U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan School Age Center, July 18. Laneisha Cox, 1st grader at Seoul American Elementary School, expressed enthusiastic feeling about going on a field trip with her friends. “I’m so excited!” Cox said. “I am going to have a lot of fun!” It’s not always easy to control excited children and keep them in groups when they all want to go several different places at the same time. Young Eun Pak, School Age Service director, puts a lot of effort into the field trips they plan and take place. She was confident about kids’ safety. “In the individual group, I know how many children are in there with whom,” Pak said. “I know which group needs what kinds of medication and I even have all permission slips with emergency contact numbers. Plus, all staff members have their phones and walkie-talkies handy.” Moreover, each child has stickers on their shirt, which has where they are from with the director’s contact number and number for School Age Center printed on it. Therefore, in case they are lost, whoever finds the kid, knows where to give a call. Staffs also carry Field Trip SOP and nearby police station and hospital phone numbers because U.S. citizens have higher risk of becoming victims of terror. As a result of all staffs’ dedications, kids had a great time adventuring Lotte World About forty 1st and 2nd graders from Seoul American Elementary School participate to without any accidents or issues. the School Age Center Camp Adventure to Lotte World organized by U.S. Army Garrison Military children experience unique challenges related to Military life and culture. Yongsan School Age Center, July 18. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lee Hyo-kang These include separation from parents and family reunification. Nicole French, Camp By Pfc. Lee Hyo-kang Adventure staff, highly evaluated her job as a great help and stress reducer for Army kids. hyokang.lee.fm@mail.mil “I definitely think these kinds of events are important because they let children be free of whatever hard time they have in their lives,” French said. YONGSAN GARRISON - Kids need to be kids sometimes. They need to go out of School Age Center and Child Youth Schools and Services develop lots of programs andthe boundaries where they can fully be kids, run around, be loud and playful, without provide kids with fun and meaningful time. For more information, reach CYSS throughthe expectation to act like an adult. It doesn’t mean they should behave rampantly. DSN 738-3406 or call SAC at DSN 736-5116.Renovations on family fun park complete YONGSAN GARRISON - Renovations were conducted on the family fun parklocated here on South Post. According to Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Business Programs chiefRonald J. Buss, the result of the renovation was an improved facility with longer hoursof operation. “The biggest part of it all was just a good amount of cleaning,” said Buss. “Ourintention was to make this a pretty place for folks to come and spend the day.” At the family fun park, Community members could choose from a numerousselection of outdoor activities including putt-putt mini golf, skating park, driving range,and batting cages. Food could also be purchased at the snack bar located next to thedriving range. The family fun park also included two indoor facilities: The indoor GolfZon, whichis a virtual golf or screen golf service; and a snack bar, which would accommodateCommunity members wanting to avoid the hot sun or rain. These services would beprovided in fully air-conditioned rooms, allowing Community members to take a breakfrom the heat. Buss said that in the process of renovating the park, picnic tables were added to helpmake the area accessible as a rest and hang-out spot. This would allow Communitymembers to take a break in between the various recreational activities, have a meal, or The renovations of the family fun park area include cleaning up the putt-putt golf course,just relax. It also would allow people using the new walking path stretching from the skate park, batting cages and driving range. - U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Han SamuelChild Development Center to the Community Fitness Center to have a spot to sit down. enough money to pay for the cost of using the facilities. Thus, with a little bit of money, “If the family wants some alone time or if folks want a nice party for themselves, the Community members could enjoy a day outside using the many facilities that thepicnic area is a great place,” Buss said. “It’s not all the way out in the open, so it allows for family fun park offered.some personal time.” “Why did we do this? Because it’s the right thing to do,” Buss said. “We’ve got Soldiers, Buss explained that the family fun park provided all equipment needed to use the we’ve got Families, we’ve got Civilians, we’ve got Retirees, we’ve got a lot of folks in thisvarious facilities. As a result, Families and Community members only needed to bring Community and they deserve the best recreational opportunities we can give them.”
    • JULY 27, 2012 USAG HUMPHREYS USAG-H • PAGE 15 www.army.mil/koreaSoldiers entertain, teach local youthBy Cpl. Han, Jae-ho and Victoria Choi the Soldiers and students parted ways, looking for- ence,” said Pfc. Uh, Seung-ho. “Doing what I loveUSAG Humphreys Public Affairs ward to resuming the program after the break. in the Army is a blessing and I wish to continue to “I have always loved teaching children and doing make good memories with students at Cheongdam CAMP HUMPHREYS — Soldiers from Head- that while I serve in the Army was a special experi- middle school.” xquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. ArmyGarrison Humphreys and local students fromCheongdam Middle School, had some summer funat Splish and Splash Water Park, here, July 24. U.S. Army and Korean Augmentation to theUnited States Army (KATUSA) Soldiers from theunit have been visiting Cheongdam Middle Schoolsince 2010, on a weekly basis to teach students con-versational English. This event was hosted by HHCand the teachers from the middle school in order tocelebrate the success of the English teaching volun-teer program. “This is the last week of school today (for Koreanchildren) and we are here to have some fun,” saidCapt. Ky R. Fehlbaum, the company commander.“We have a formal agreement with the principalof Cheongdam Middle School. I think our Englishteaching program gives students lots of confidencewhen it comes to conversational English.” “This program is extremely valuable,” said 1stSgt. Kevin K. Campbell, the unit first sergeant. “Thekids get to interact with Americans and we get to in-teract with kids as well. It is about having an impacton children and that’s the intent of this program.” About 35 children from the middle school weregreeted by the Soldiers at the water park and thenwere treated with snacks, beverages, as well as vari-ous swimming activities. Lee, Young-ju, a third grader at CheongdamMiddle School, appreciated the program. “This program helped me to improve my Eng-lish,” she said. “The classes with Soldiers werevery interesting and we had lots of fun. We playedgames in English and watched interactive Power-point slides. I liked games the most. I wish we couldhave them (classes) more often than once a week.” Aisling Ni Choiligh, an English teacher from theschool, also praised the program. “This program is really good program that thestudents love,” she said. “I mean, they really listen.They listen more than they listen to me. They diddifferent kinds of things, games, and worksheets.Mostly, the kids had a lot of fun. I think it (theprogram) seems to work pretty well. They (the Sol-diers) come every Thursday and make a difference Top left, a local student gives a thumbs-up at Splish and Splash Water Park. Top right, Spc. Joshua Tapia jumps intowith the students. They (the students) love it.” the pool with a local student. Above, 1st Sgt. Kevin K. Campbell (left) puts up a shot in a basketball game with Sol- The event continued until about 4 p. m., when diers and local students. — U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Han, Jae-ho and Victoria Choi Show support for Olympic team Installation Management Command Meet up with family and friends for your own af- Public Affairs ternoon of soccer, baseball, swimming, relay races - whatever gets you moving and having fun. The White House and the U.S. Army wants you Register your activities and participations on the to show your support for the U.S. Olympic Team by Whitehouse site by visiting http://www.meetup. organizing, or supporting, an Olympic meetup.com com/Lets-Move. event near you on Saturday, July 28th. Upload photos, videos and shout-outs to our Soldiers and Family members are asked to take a Army Olympians on www.facebook.com/usarmy by picture of their participation or make a video shout- Monday, July 30th and it just might be selected to out to the U.S. Olympic Team and, specifically, our air on AAFES TV. For more information about our Army Olympians. Army Olympians go to: www.goarmy.com xUlchi Freedom Guardian 2012 announced YONGSAN GARRISON — United States Com- on our essential tasks with a ‘whole of government’ Training exercises like Ulchi Freedom Guardianbined Forces Command has announced that the approach.” are carried out in the spirit of the Oct. 1, 1953, ROK-annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise will take Neutral Nations Supervisory commission ob- U.S. Mutual Defense Treaty and in accordance withplace from Aug. 20-31, 2012. servers will monitor the exercise to ensure it is in the armistice. These exercises also highlight the “Ulchi Freedom Guardian is a key exercise in compliance with the armistice agreement. longstanding military partnership, commitmentstrengthening the readiness of Republic of Ko- The United Nations Command Military Armi- and enduring friendship between the two nations,rea and U.S. forces,” said Gen. James D. Thurman, stice Commission informed the Korean People’s help to ensure peace and security on the peninsula,Combined Forces Command commander. “It is Army through its Panmunjom Mission of the exer- and reaffirm the U.S. commitment to the Northeastbased on realistic scenarios and enables us to train cise dates and non-provocative nature of training. Asia region. x
    • USAG-H • PAGE 16www.army.mil/korea USAG HUMPHREYS THE MORNING CALM News & Notes AK Plaza Run The Run to AK Plaza departs from Task Force Smith remembered By Spc. Shawn Denham an effort to slow down the advancing sponse endured. the Humphreys Pedestrian Gate 35th Air Defense Artillery enemy soldiers. Due to unprepared- “We reflect on their demonstration at 8 a.m. on July 28. This is a non- ness and errors brought about by the of commitment to the United States competitive 5.3 mile run on back OSAN, Republic of Korea — Sol- unexpected conflict and sudden de- and the Republic of Korea,” said Brig. roads, rice paddies, and paved river diers of the 35th Air Defense Artillery ployment, 181 of the task force’s 541 Gen. David Conboy, the deputy com- trail. Bring Korean Won for the re- Brigade attended the 62nd Memo- Soldiers were killed during the fight manding general of the 8th US Army, turn bus fare (W1200) and snacks. rial Ceremony of Task Force Smith in against the opposing force near Osan, “The best way to honor these men is For more information, call Health Osan City, Republic of Korea, July 3. South Korea. TF Smith ultimately to ensure that today’s service mem- Promotion at 753-3253. Flyer avail- Named for its commanding officer, withdrew back toward American lines bers are instructed about what we able at http://humphreys.korea. Lt. Col. Charles Smith, TF Smith was as the enemy forces overwhelmed the have learned from our past and that army.mil/Health-Promotion/ the first North Atlantic Treaty Orga- task force’s defensive structure. we are always ready to face the chal- Downloads nization and United States Army unit The memorial was held at the Unit- lenges of tomorrow.” to deploy in order to face the aggres- ed Nations Forces First Battle Memo- Local Korean officials also paid Zumba Summer Party sive North Korean army. On July 5, rial Hall where a monument to the their respects at the ceremony. A Zumba Summer Party is sched- 1950, TF Smith engaged the N. Korean task force stands to remind all of the “We are here today to honor the ser- uled for Tommy D’s, starting at 5:30 forces near what is today Osan city in hardships the Soldiers of that first re- vices and sacrifices of the Soldiers of p.m. on July 28. For more informa- Task Force Smith,” said Kwang Sang- tion, call 753-8807. wook, Osan city mayor,”[Soldiers] who dedicated their lives in the pro- First Aid Class tection of liberty and peace against The American Red Cross will hold North Korean aggression here at Juk- a CPR/First Aid class, from 9 a.m. mi path 62 years ago.” to 3 p.m. on Aug. 1. The cost is $55 After the colors were posted, per person and includes all mate- speeches were complete and prayers rials. Space is limited, so you must were offered in remembrance of those register and pay in advance. To sign who served, commanders and local up, call 753-7172 or stop by Bldg. civilian authorities placed roses at the 752. base of the memorial. “I think it’s the first symbol for [the Father/Son Adventure Day South Koreans] that the international Aug 1 is the deadline day for the community was behind them,” said Father/Son Adventure Day, tak- Lt. Col. Norman Spivey, commander ing place at the Strike Zone Bowl- of 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense ing Center parking lot on Satur- Artillery, 35th Air Defense Artillery. day, Aug. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “It represented the first [NATO and Reservations are due via email to American forces] action on the pen- lisa.j.hogue.naf@mail.mil The cost insula of the Korean War, so it’s a big of the event is $10 for fathers and indicator that they are not alone in sons are FREE. The price includes the world.” lunch and activities. That knowledge may have become part of the culture which led to South Family Safety Day Veterans of the Korean War salute during the playing of the Republic of South Korea Korea becoming the international The community is invited to at- and American National Anthems during the Task Force Smith memorial service at and economic powerhouse it is today, tend the 7th Annual Family Safety Osan City, July 3. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Shawn Denham said Spivey. x Day on Aug 3. There will be a Fam- ily Safety Day Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run (18 yrs and younger only) at Soldier Field. Pre-registration will be done at the Youth Center Annex (Bldg. Knights and Princesses Party 111). Regular registration starts at 7 a.m. and everyone will receive a free DVD provided by USO. The run will kick-off at 8 a.m. The main event will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Super Gym and Super Park. Information about Summer Safety, Back-to-School Safety, and Winter Safety will be included. There will be games, prizes, free food and drinks. For more informa- tion, call 753-5580. Meet the Command Team Meet the Command Team will be held, in the Exchange lobby, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug 6. This is an opportunity to come out and meet the new USAG Humphreys command team -- Col. Darin S. Conkright and CSM Kristine A. Purnell. VBS pre-registration opens Pre-registration for Vacation Bible School has begun. VBS is Aug. 6-10, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Humphreys American School. To pre-register, parents will need to complete a form found at the ‘Camp Hum- phreys VBS 2012’ Facebook page. Once complete, please email it to ChristyLFreeman@gmail.com. Wannabe knights participate in a cookie eating contest during the 3rd Annual Knights and Princesses Party, July 20, hosted by the Camp Humphreys USO at Transformation Park. — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Han, Jae-ho
    • USAG-H • PAGE 18www.army.mil/korea MORNING CALM THE MORNING CALMU.S., ROK Army NCOs to train togetherBy Walter T. Ham IV Defense Language Institute EnglishEighth Army Public Affairs exam prior to attending the course. During the courses, the ROK Army CAMP JACKSON, Republic of students will also be paired withKorea — U.S. and Republic of Ko- American Soldiers who will serve asrea Army noncommissioned officers their sponsors.will soon train together at the Eighth “This course will allow NCOs fromArmy Wightman NCO Academy here. both armies to learn from each other ROK Army Sergeant Major of the as they communicate throughout theArmy Jeong Hae-cheon and Eighth course,” said Baker. “It will provideArmy Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney D. a strong base for the ROK Army toHarris signed a memorandum of un- further develop and enhance theirderstanding here July 16 to implement own NCO Corps, giving their NCOsthe bilateral NCO training program. the necessary skills to train, lead and Starting in August 2012, ROK Army develop their junior leaders.”staff sergeants and sergeants 1st class The NCO Academy agreement iswill attend the Warrior Leader Course part of Eighth Army’s focus on in-and Army Instructor Basic Course at creasing its interoperability with thethe academy. ROK Army. According to Eighth Army Wight- Calling the bilateral trainingman NCO Academy Commandant program “historic,” Harris said theCommand Sgt. Maj. William C. Baker, initiative strengthens the alliancethe initiative represents a milestone where it matters most “where Sol-since it will be the first time allied diers are maneuvering together onNCOs will study together in the 51- the battlefield.”year history of the academy. “This serves as a testament to the Originally established in May 1960 importance of what we’re doing toas the 7th Infantry Division Noncom- strengthen the alliance on a penin-missioned Officer Academy, the acad- sula where on any given day we couldemy was re-designated the Eighth be called upon to defend this na-Army Wightman NCO Academy in tion,” said Harris. ROK Army Sergeant Major of the Army Jeong Hae-cheon (left) and Eighth Army CommandNovember 1969. “This is a great opportunity for the ROK Army and the ROK NCOs,” said Sgt. Maj. Rodney D. Harris sign a memorandum of understanding July 16 to establish Baker said the courses will be con- Jeong, “and the U.S.-Korea Alliance a combined training program at the Eighth Army Wightman NCO Academy. — U.S. Armyducted entirely in English and theROK Army NCOs will have to pass the will grow." x photo by Pfc. Shin Ji-hoon
    • JUNE 15, 2012 USAG DAEGU USAG-D • PAGE 21 http://daegu.korea.army.milDaegu postal services to consolidate in single facilityStory and photos by Kang, Eun-byeol swift completion of their appointed and day out, to provide the custom- them on time, safely and securely,”eunbyeol.kang@us.army.mil rounds.” First said by Herodotus in ers with fast, reliable and secure mail said Gregory Williams, postmaster 503 B.C, this is the original version of service. for Area IV. “This consolidation is one DAEGU GARRISON — “Neither the modern postal service motto. Post But mail in Area IV travels a cir- of our many endeavors to give bettersnow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of offices and mail rooms here in Area cuitous route, making many stops service to the community.”night stays these couriers from the IV work hard around the clock, day in before it reaches your mailbox. This According to Williams, this con- puts a big roadblock on solidation will create better and more the path to accomplish- effective service for the community. ing “swift completion.” Among those benefits will be that U.S. Army Garrison Dae- the empty facilities which used to gu and the Post Office be mail rooms open up precious real realized that the best estate and building space for other way to provide better operations; it allows for a reduction customer service would in staff; it will be a “one stop shop” be to combine all of the where everything mail-related can get unit mail rooms, official done; and will provide greater mail mail rooms, and post of- security and oversight by handling all fice operations, current- mail within the same facility. And of ly spread over two bases course, it helps get the mail to your in 4 different locations, box more quickly. into a single facility. This All customers should have gotten will become a reality July their new address by the time you 30 with the grand open- read this – if not you should con- ing of the Camp Walker tact your mail clerk immediately. Consolidated Post Of- You should already have your new fice, located at the op- key, and if you use the Camp Henry posite end of the park- mail facility you should turn in your ing lot from the Walker old key by leaving it in the box after Commissary, at 1:30 p.m. you check mail today. Visit the USAG “Our success, here at Daegu Facebook page www.facebook. the post office, is mak- com/USAGDaegu in the notes sectionSoldiers carry heavy loads of materials from the old mail rooms to the new post office, located at the ing the customers happy to see a complete listing of postal con-opposite end of the parking lot from the Walker Commissary, readying for the consolidation. by getting the mail to solidation FAQs. xStay SHARP – Intervene, Act and Motivate - StrongStory and photo by Chris Hillman and watch your drinks being made - nal Investigation Department (CID), verse reaction,” said Dunn.christian.r.hillman@us.army.mil keep your drink with you, in sight at and in a situation where the victim“Sexual assault is fundamentally dis- all times. was assaulted by someone off-post, respectful and undermines teamwork DAEGU GARRISON — After a If you are a victim of sexual harass- from Korean police and authorities. in the Army and in any organization,”sexual assault or harassment incident, ment or assault, the first thing to do These cases are then registered into said USAG Daegu Commander Col.the main issue drawing a line between is to contact the Sexual Assault Re- the Sexual Assault Data Management Kathleen Gavle. “Sexual assault is agetting help and possible emotional sponse Coordination (SARC) and tell System (SADMS) giving victims a way crime with profound negative implica-trauma stems from the hesitation to no one else. SARC is manned by a to transfer the case to another SARC if tions for all involved, from the victimreport the incident. For The Sexual team of six, 24 hours a day, to ensure or when the individual does PCS.to the perpetrator to the unit. It hasHarassment/Assault Response & Pre- that all victims 18 and older get a re- Signs of sexual harassment or sexual taken an enormous toll on our forma-vention (SHARP) program, breaching sponse. From there, SARC will provide assault may vary. In some instances, tions, and we are taking its preventionthat hesitation and reaching out to advice to help guide victims through individuals may become detached,very seriously.”those who have been sexually harassed the process. Victims are then escorted have physical differences in their de- The SHARP program and the train-or assaulted is their top priority. through the legal and judicial process, meanor, others angry, and for men be- ing it provides has helped victims to To date, SHARP has dealt with 19 provided medical assistance, access to ing hurt in their masculinity. come forward about their sexual as-cases of sexual assault and one case of a Chaplain, and are given the option to “Whether it’s one month or 10 years, sault and/or harassment incidents.sexual harassment in Area IV alone. be reassigned within 72 hours. By not if someone is sexually assaulted it may Male or female, victim or friend, theU.S. Army Garrison Daegu’s SHARP telling anyone else that you have been not affect them now, but later down importance to Intervene, Act, and Mo-representative, Sgt. 1st Class Kacie assaulted you retain the option of re- the road, at any point in their life, they tivate has made it SHARP’s motto.Dunn, explained that SHARP’s duty is stricted reporting. This gives privacy to (the assaulter) can be reported for sex- “If you watch something that hap-“to empower people to let them know the victim from Military Police, Crimi- ual assault, which can lead to an ad- pens that doesn’t feel right you…that this is a problem in our should intervene, say this isn’tArmy and that you shouldn’t right,” Dunn said. “Act and dofear reprisal or depuration by something about it. Motivatecoming forward and report- others to do the right thing.ing.” SHARP is here for the Soldiers, SHARP training focuses on and to help people. It does thisknowing how to prevent ha- by trying to change the culturerassment or assault. Sexual ha- of how the Army perceives andrassment is the non-physical acts towards sexual assault, thatuse of sexual words, gestures, it doesn’t have a place and it ismaterials or innuendo. This everybody’s job to prevent it.”can include explicit conversa- Do not hesitate, make ation or pictures. Assault, on stand. If you are a victim inthe other hand, is the actual Area IV take that first step andunwanted physical touching of contact SARC at 768-8190.the body. “Such individuals and or per- SHARP officials say that petrators don’t have a bright orsexual harassment and assault long future in the Army,” Gavleare all serious matters that can said. “If they cannot understandbe prevented through careful that such behavior shakes theawareness of your surround- foundation of units, they don’tings. Make sure that if you go need to stay in our Army. Thesomewhere to not go alone Army is about people, and ba-and do go with someone that sic respect and trust among col-you trust. Be aware of the peo- leagues is an essential elementple around you, and if you are USAG Daegu SHARP representative SFC Kacie Dunn gives a presentation on Sexual Harassment/Assault of building a cohesive team atdrinking do so in moderation and how to prevent it at the Camp Henry Movie Theater for Area IV Soldiers. any level.” x
    • USAG-D • PAGE 22http://daegu.korea.army.mil USAG DAEGU THE MORNING CALMEnergy drinks no sub for rest, healthy dietStory and Photo by Choi, Kyoung-jae lant that contains highkyoungjaechoi86@gmail.com levels of caffeine.” An alarming trend DAEGU GARRISON — Coffee has among young peopletraditionally played the role of energy is their willingness tobooster in the military, but recently, mix these drinks withamong teenagers and young adults, alcohol.so-called ‘energy drinks’ are replacing “Mixing alcoholcoffee as a popular alternative. A can of with anything is gen-‘Monster’ has replaced the coffee mug erally not a good ideafor many young Soldiers too. but when you add in- “I drink one energy drink before creased stimulationwork daily to start my day with long and impulsive behav-lasting energy,” said Benjamin Riley, ior from energy drinksa contractor and big fan of the highly and the inhibition ofcaffeinated beverages. “I feel refreshed alcohol, the combina-with a buzz of energy when I drink en- tion can lead to poorergy drinks. If I didn’t drink it, I would choices or increasedfeel sleepy all day.” risk of over drinking,” According to Elizabeth Bryant, Area Bryant said.IV community health promotion coor- Health issuesdinator, most energy drinks basically caused by drinkingcontain caffeine, guarana, taurine and energy drinks can alsosugar. influence Soldiers’ ac- “Taurine is originally a natural ami- complishing Armyno acid that is beneficial for the body missions indirectly.and produced by the body to help reg- “Negative effectsulate normal heart beats and muscle,” on mission readinessBryant said. “A lot of sugar is also con- can be from any of thetained in a bottle of energy drink. It is many side effects suchthe largest source of calories for Amer- as nervousness, overicans and is believed to be linked to excitement, insomnia, This Soldier has decided that the water would be a better alternative than the ‘energy’ drinks lining theover-eating. Caffeine, the main source dehydration and ir- shelves – and that is a good choice. No amount of sugar and caffeine can replace proper rest, diet andof the ‘energy’ of energy drinks, acts as ritability or rambling hydration.both a stimulant and a diuretic in the flow of thought andbody, which can cause anxiety attacks, speech,” said Bryant. “Energy drinks thought energy drinks would be a bit when consuming energy drinks butpalpitations, insomnia and addiction. can lead to dehydration which along strong for my body. I shouldn’t drink many people over-use energy drinksIn large quantities, it can cause jitters with extreme physical activity that can energy drinks too often and too much to supplement sleep,” Bryant said.” Toor irritability. It also causes the kidneys even cause Soldiers to pass out from from now on. Many people might not have an energetic day, what you reallyto remove extra fluid from the body heat or over exertion.” be aware of the bad effects of energy need may not be several cans of energyand if consumed while extensively When told the risks of energy drinks like me.” drink, but balanced diet low in sugar,sweating, can lead to severe dehydra- drinks by the reporter, Riley said “I “Like anything, it is okay if you plenty of water, at least 6-8 hours oftion very quickly. Guarana is a stimu- haven’t taken it seriously so far. I just use common sense and moderation sleep per night and regular exercise.” x Camp Walker dining facility wins ACS celebrates 47 years Connelly Award On Wednesday, U.S. Army Garrison Daegu celebrated the 47th birthday of Army Community Services (ACS) . ACS members, Soldiers and KATUSAs, Family members and U.S. Army Garrison Daegu Commander Col. Service Executives Association (IFSEA) and the a host of other guests from around the Southeast Hub, were on Kathleen Gavle visited the Camp Walker Dining Department of the Army. hand to take part in this historic event. Facility to present a plaque honoring their The objectives of this competition are to The traditional cake-cutting honor went to William E. Christman winning of 45th annual Philip A. Connelly Award improve the professionalism of food service (left), Deputy to the USAG Daegu Garrison Commander (left), and to recognize the Soldiers and staff of the personnel, thus providing the best quality food Staff Sgt. Patrick Smith (Center), and J.J. Stewart, Director, DFAC for their outstanding performance. service to Soldiers, and to provide recognition for ACS, Camp Henry. The Philip A. Connelly Award is governed excellence in the preparation and serving of food. ACS Relocations Program Manager Joe Missildine play by AR 30-22, the Army Food Service Program -U.S. Army photo by Kang, Eun-byeol a pivotal role in organizing this event, and in bringing the and is co-sponsored by the International Food community together for this auspicious celebration. - U.S. Army photo by Chris Hillman