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Morning Calm Weekly Newspaper - 120309

Morning Calm Weekly Newspaper - 120309



Published by the U.S. Army’s Installation Management Command....

Published by the U.S. Army’s Installation Management Command.

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 Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way 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 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, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation of the equal opportunity policy is corrected.

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    • The Morning Calm is available online at www.slideshare.com/usaghumphreysMARCH 9, 2012 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea Volume 10, Issue 20Daegu welcomes internsMore than 50 studentsto gain key experiencein Garrison workplaceBy Mary Grimesmary.b.grimes.civ@mail.mil DAEGU GARRISON — The U.S. Army Gar-rison Daegu community got their first look atmore than 50 Korean student interns, the newfaces that will be a part of the Southeast Endur-ing Hub work force over the next six months. The students, who make up the 16th iterationof the USAG Daegu Intern Program, began theirterm with an orientation session Monday onCamp Walker. Supervisors and directors fromthe garrison and other units from Camps Hen-ry, Walker, George, Carroll, and Busan Presentused the opportunity to welcome the interns. “I want to welcome you to our community,and thank you for deciding to make the internprogram a part of your experience,” said USAGDaegu Commander, Col. Kathleen Gavle, dur-ing her greeting to the interns. “The internshave made such a positive impact on USAG Interns Choi, Kyoung-jae, left, Kyungpook University and Seol, Min-jeong, Keimyung University, go over their to do listDaegu, and I have no doubt that you will, too.” during their first week as members of the intern program. — U.S. Army photo by Kang, Eun-byeoly According to Okyong West, USAG DaeguArmy Community Service information refer- ronment that allowed them to listen to English place responsibilities that included practicingral and follow-up program manager and intern spoken naturally and constantly, as the primary good safety measures, safeguarding their iden-program manager, that impact has been as re- factor to their success or experience.” tification cards, and informational awarenesswarding for the interns as for the Army. The current students are university seniors programs such as Prevention of Sexual Harasss- “In our intern session that ended approxi- and juniors from Busan, Daegu, Keimyung, ment and FMWR events and services. Lornemately two weeks ago, six of them were hired Kyungpook and Yeungnam Universities. Their Hwang, of Kyungpook University’s Internation-by major Korean companies,” West said. “Lee, majors range from English literature to engi- al Program Office and co-founder of the internSeung-bin, who is currently assigned to the neering. While assigned to USAG Daegu, the program, briefed the students on matters relat-USAG Daegu Public Affairs Office, took the first students will work in a variety of capacities. ing to adapting to American culture.place photojournalism award at the annual IM- Their assignment locations include Commu- “My initial response to the orientation wasCOM-level Keith L. Ware Journalism Competi- nity Activity Centers, housing, the chapel, the shock, because of the language challenge,” saidtion. The good news doesn’t stop there. We’ve library, public affairs, ACS, public works, logis- Tae Hyun, a Keimyung University student, whoalso had students selected to participate in the tics, human resources, and more. will be working at ACS. “However, as the dayForeign Exchange Student Program.” To prepare them, the orientation exposed the went on, the orientation gave me a chance to see West said that the students often cite their interns to “need to know” details. This included that it is important to really take work responsi-intern experience as the reason behind their proper dress codes, the importance of being on bilities seriously. So, I began to understand howsuccess. “When we’ve asked the students how time for work, and cultural differences. Subject the intern program can be a good thing for boththe intern program helped them, they almost matter experts from USAG Daegu attended the the U.S. and Korea. I think the chance to be aunanimously responded with being in an envi- orientation and briefed the interns on work- part of the intern program is fantastic.” xThe Morning Calm archive is available at slideshare.com/usaghumphreys Renovation Painted Door GARRISONS spruces up hosts spring USFK News P02Inside USAG Red Cloud P05 Field House savings event USAG Casey P05 USAG Yongsan P09 Page 5 Page 21 USAG Humphreys P21 USAG Daegu P25 Sights & Sounds P03 Command Perspective P04 Photo Feature Page P16
    • NEWS • PAGE 2 NEWS THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Command Pacific Thurman visits 35th ADA By Spc. Shawn Denham and all across the peninsula is ab- support system specialist. USAG-RED CLOUD Commander: Col. Hank Dodge 35th Air Defense Artillery solutely essential to the defense of “I believe that without commu- Public Affairs Officer: Kevin Jackson the Republic of Korea,” Thurman nications you can’t do what we do,” Writer/Editor: Franklin Fisher Staff Writers: Spc. Mardicio Barrot, Pfc. Lee, Jae-gwang OSAN AIR BASE — The coop- said. “I can’t overstate that. We’re she said. eration between the Republic of in a period of great uncertainty, so Thurman gave Vacchiano a coin USAG-YONGSAN Korea and U.S. forces help provide I’m counting on you.” and also presented one to Sgt. Commander: Col. William P. Huber Public Affairs Officer: Mark Abueg the people of South Korea with se- Soldiers of the 35th ADA pro- Willliam Johnson. Johnson was Command Information Officer: Jane Lee curity. Korean and American forces vide aerial defense to South Korea recognized for, among other ac- Layout Editor: Cpl. Choi Sung-il Staff Writers: Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, Pfc. Han work together to maintain peace in through the use of Patriot Missile complishments, designing the web Samuel, Pvt. Lee Hyo-kang the Pacific. Systems, which are weapons de- page for the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air , USAG-HUMPHREYS General James Thurman, com- signed to track and intersect in- Defense Artillery. Commander: Col. Joseph P. Moore mander of United States Forces coming enemy fire. A number of Johnson’s duties also include be- Public Affairs Officer: Ed Johnson Korea, visited Soldiers who help Soldiers in the brigade were select- ing a knowledge management of- Command Information Officer: Steven Hoover Writer/Editor: Wayne Marlow maintain this peace, stopping by ed by their command in acknowl- ficer, which entails facilitating how Staff Writer: Cpl. Han, Jae-ho the 35th Air Defense Artillery Bri- edgment of their contribution to people receive information during USAG-DAEGU gade, here. the mission. wartime, be it through telephone, Commander: Col. Kathleen A. Gavle Republic of Korea Gen. Kwon, Thurman awarded coins and Internet, or other means. Public Affairs Officer: Philip Molter Command Information Officer: Mary Grimes Oh-sung, deputy commander of spoke to the Soldiers, thanking After the ceremony, Thurman Staff Writers: Pfc. Bang Bong-joo, Pfc. Jeong, Hyuk-soo the Korea-U.S. Combined Forces them for the job they were doing made a short speech, focusing on Interns: Park Min-jin, Lee Sae-mi, Lee Seung-bin, Command (CFC), also visited with and encouraging them to continue the importance of the 35th ADA Raven Calloway, Kang, Eun-byeol, Choi, Kyoung-jae Thurman during the stop. The trip their outstanding performance. and its contribution to the security This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for allowed Thurman to recognize Sol- Communications helps the 35th of the people of South Korea. members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views diers for their contributions to the ADA track missiles, both friendly He told them, “Just know that of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content CFC mission in Korea. and enemy, wherever they are, said this Soldier here appreciates what of this weekly publication is the responsibility of U.S. Army “What you’re doing down here Pfc. Bryanna Vacchiano, a signal you are doing.” x Six steps to super savings Garrisons in Korea. Circulation: 9,500 Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way 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 endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or services By Kevin Robinson tired or hungry. right up front offering the very best advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall Defense Commissary Agency 4. Read labels and compare products available,” he said. Com- be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital prices. When comparing prices of missary shoppers have already reg- status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other DALLAS — There are many ways competing brands, compare the istered their opinions about pods. non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by to make your food budget stretch number of servings per container. In late January, a manufacturer an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print farther. Here are six ideas that will A cheaper price on a larger size is gave free samples to commissary advertising from that source until the violation of the equal opportunity policy is corrected. help with that. only a savings if you actually use shoppers who purchased a certain 1. Shop the commissary. Consis- those extra ounces. brand of liquid detergent. Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising tently shopping the commissary 5. Do it yourself. The higher price Surcharge benefits patrons Telephone: 738-5005 provides an average savings of 32 for convenience items reflects the When military service members Fax: (02) 790-5795 E-mail: oppress@kornet.net percent over retail grocery store labor required to pre-cook, pre-cut shop their commissary, they save a Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post prices. Yearly savings for a fam- or pre-measure. Substantial sav- substantial amount of money, while ily of four average about $4,500; ings can be had by making these contributing to the improvement SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Phone: DSN 738-4068 a family of three saves more than preparations yourself. of the commissary system. That’s E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil $3,500; and a couple saves more 6. Redeem coupons. Coupons because for almost 60 years, Con- than $2,800; and a single service and rebates can add up fast. gress has required commissaries to member saves more than $1,500. DECA adds detergent pods collect a surcharge on purchases to Please take note of “Extra Savings” A new alternative to large con- make them more self-sustaining. shelf signs. Visit the Savings Aisle tainers of liquid or powdered de- “Every time our customers shop at at http://www.commissaries.com tergents is available in military the commissary, they are not only to view prices and percent savings commissaries worldwide. saving money because we sell at of specific sale items in the store Commissaries are offering com- cost, but they are also taking care where you shop. pact detergent packets known as of their own,” said Joseph H. Jeu, 2. Plan. Meal planning and eat- pods or power “pacs.” These new DeCA director and CEO. ing more meals at home help re- products are expected to change The surcharge, which has been duce your food expenditures. the way consumers do laundry, ac- set at five percent for 28 years, is 3. Make a list. A list helps avoid cording to Chris Burns, Defense used to build replacement stores, Submitting stories or photos to impulse buys. If you find an item Commissary Agency sales direc- renovate and repair existing stores, The Morning Calm Weekly on sale that you’ll use later, feel free tor. “This is the future of laundry and purchase equipment such as to add it. Also, never shop when detergent, and the commissary is freezers and cash registers. x Send your Letters to the Editor, guest commen- 6-52, KNP team for exercise taries, story submissions, photos and other items to: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. All items are subject to editing for content and to insure they conform with DoD guidelines. By Capt. Jeremy Tennent Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. cises, the KNP support clears traf- The Morning Calm Online Edition: 6th Battalion, 52nd ADA William E. Darne, was effusive in fic and escorts the convoy along the slideshow.net/usaghumphreys his praise for the coordination and routes. OSAN AIR BASE — Coopera- the support by the Korean National “The support was perfect and on tion between the United States Police. “The synchronization was point,” said Charlie Battery Com- Army and the Korean National Po- perfect and the support was excel- mander, Capt. Carl King. “One set lice was demonstrated during the lent,” he said. of police would take us a distance recent 6th Battalion, 52nd Air De- The movement of PATRIOT and hand us off to another set wait- fense Artillery’s field exercise. equipment requires convoys of ing to help us along. It was a great.” The Gyeonngi-do KNP’s pro- heavy trucks moving through con- The coordination was another vided synchronized support for the gested and chaotic traffic. To avoid example of the outreach and com- View the Morning Calm Newspaper with your movement of two convoys through accidents and permit free move- munity relations programs of the mobile phone by scanning the QR code above. eight different police stations. ment in support of military exer- battalion. x
    • CULTURE NEWS • PAGE 3 Police Blotter The following entries were ex-cerpted from the police blottersthe previous week. These entriesmay be incomplete and do notimply guilt or innocence. Area I Failure to obey order. TheSubject was stopped at the Visi-tor Center on USAG Casey whileattempting to gain access to theinstallation. A check of the Sub-ject’s ID card revealed he is anactive duty Soldier subject tocurfew and restricted to post.The Subject was apprehendedand transported to the USAGCasey Provost Marshal’s Office,where he was advised of his legalrights, which he waived, render-ing a written sworn statement,admitting to the curfew viola-tion, but stating he was unawareof being restricted to post. Area II Fraud. Korean NationalPolice personnel revealed theSubject was involved in a trafficcollision off post. The Subjectreceived outpatient treatment,then falsified an insurance claim,stating he had stayed in the hos-pital. As a result of the falsifiedclaim, the insurance companypaid him 1,190,000 won. Area III Drunk and disorderly con-duct, battery. The Subject andVictim No. 1 were involved in averbal altercation, which turnedphysical when the Subject struckVictim No. 1 in the face with anopen hand. During the alterca-tion, Victim No. 2 was pullingthe Subject away from VictimNo. 1 when the Subject scratchedVictim No. 2 on the left side ofhis neck. After being separated,the Subject activated the fire Opened in 1984, the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul offers visitors an educational and emotional experience focusing on all thealarm. Medical assistance was conflicts in the nation’s history. — U.S. Army photo by Dave Palmeroffered to the Victims, but bothdeclined. The Subject was appre-hended and transported to the SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off–post events and activitiesUSAG-Humphreys PMO, wherehe was administered a blood al-cohol test, with a result of .123 Gangneung Danoje Festival pools that replicate an ocean of rolling breakneck urbanization and industrialpercent. The Gangneung Danoje Festival is waves, slides with a thrill factor on par development, and becoming a place an international celebration that has with roller coasters, and an enormous to enjoy clean water, fresh air, and Failure to obey general or- been designated as an “Intangible selection of swimming pools await exercise.der. The Subject failed to de- Cultural Asset” by UNESCO. During the visitors.register his guest within the 24 festival, visitors may enjoy traditional Temple Stayhour time limit. The Subject was folk games played on Dano while Ttukseom Temple stays are a fabulous opportunityadvised of his legal rights, which sampling traditional Dano cuisine. This was a sandy spit on the Hangang for foreigners to live in a Buddhisthe waived, rendering a written Two of the main festival events are the River where Korea’s kings went to shrine and learn about and experiencesworn statement admitting to cultural performances: “Danogut,” a fire off arrows. Now, the peninsula is Korean Buddhist culture.the offense. The visitor pass wasreturned to the pedestrian gate. ritual performed to ask spirits for the home to the sprawling greenness ofMPs met the guest at the pedes- good health and happiness of people; Seoul Forest, one of the city’s most Take a walk down ‘Seoul-gil’trian gate and returned the ID and the “Gwanno” masked dance, a important natural spaces, which, Known as “Bukchon” since the Joseoncard to the owner. traditional masked dance where the unbelievably, was designed in 2003 Dynasty (1392-1910), 600 year of Seoul’s “nobles” and “commoners” of society and opened only in mid-2005. Its history are proudly reflected in this Area V mingle together. southern, western and northern shores quaint little area filled with hanok. Traffic accident without in- are lined with cycle paths, while the One of the unique characteristics ofjury. The Subject, while operat- Korea’s Water Parks southern shore doubles as the bank of this particular town is that it is a “livinging a government vehicle, with The sweltering heat creeps up on us the Hangang River and forms one of hanok neighborhood,” where peoplethe Witness as a ground guide, quickly here in Korea and there is the key sections of the Hangang River still live and carry out business in thesewas pulling a trailer out of the fa- always a need to keep cool. Going to Park. Once beloved by Seoulites as a beautiful traditional houses. Chockcility when the bay door slippedoff track and struck the trailer. a water park in Korea is one of the place to relax and play, Ttukseom is full of museums, craft studios and artThe Subject’s vehicle sustained most fun things to do to cool off in now breaking through the hangover galleries, this area is the perfect placeno visible damage. Damage to the summer. Attractions such as wave brought upon it by half a century of to take a leisurely walk.the trailer consisted of dents tothe door paneling. Source: http://www.seoulselection.com; www.korea.net, http://english.tour2korea.com, www.visitseoul.net — No endorsement implied.
    • NEWS • PAGE 4 NEWS THE MORNING CALMSpring brings opportunityBy Col. Kathleen GavleDaegu Garrison commander DAEGU GARRISON — Is it Marchalready? Hard to believe that we’llsoon be looking at winter in the rearview mirror, isn’t it? Here in Daegu, Spring 2012 will bea busy one. Most of us have been par-ticipating in the Key Resolve and FoalEagle exercises – still partially in prog-ress – and welcoming the influx of visi-tors on our installations. Let me justgive the enduring Southeast Hub com-munity a big “thank you” for how wellyou’ve done as hosts and more impor-tantly, for the fact that we got so muchvaluable training done and did it safelyand without incident. Hooah! Here on Camp Henry, the construc- — Col. Kathleen Gavle —tion on the remodeled Exchange Shop-pette, Dry Cleaner and Barber Shop Another significant event for Marchshould be completed by the end of the is the kick-off of the annual Armymonth, and they should reopen April Emergency Relief campaign, which2. Until then, they are all open in their starts March 15 this year. Most every-temporary locations all within that one knows what a valuable role AERsame area and the Henry Food Court plays in the lives of many Soldiershas already reopened. It’s all part of and their families – if you’re not sure,our endeavor to bring you the quality talk to the nearest sergeant major andof life commensurate with your service you’ll learn very quickly. Here, in Areaand sacrifice. IV, AER annually gives out in grants We have been hard at work with our and loans much more than they takepartners at the 19th ESC developing in locally. Let’s make this a bannerthe master plans for our community, year and break the contribution level.including where to put the permanent I can’t think of a more worthy cause.new middle school/high school on Find your command or unit key personCamp Walker. Speaking of Team 19, and do your part.Brig. Gen. Paul C. Hurley and I hope I could actually go on. March is alsoyou can take the time to come to the National Women’s History Month,March Commander’s Community Brain Injury Awareness Month, andCouncil in Camp Walker’s Evergreen American Red Cross Month. PleaseClub, at 9 a.m., March 19. You can get visit our Facebook site to see a storyupdates from major service providers about Katherine Hammack, the assis-and voice your comments and con- tant secretary of the Army for Instal-cerns, too. This monthly forum sup- lations, Energy and Environment, whoplements the USAG Daegu Town Halls visited here in Daegu last year.we still do every May, September, No- Brain injuries have taken a majorvember and (as we just did), February. toll on our Soldiers and their Families By the way, if you missed the Febru- and caregivers. Please visit www.ar-ary Town Hall, no worries – the slides mymedicine.army.mil/prr/tbiprg.htmlwe presented are on the USAG Daegu for more information. And stop byFacebook page www.facebook.com/ the Red Cross office, on Camp Henry,USAGDaegu, which we hope everyone or call them at 768-7993 to volunteer,reading this has already “friended.” take a class, or donate. These are greatAnd we will soon add slides which will programs for our Army community.enable you to see the questions asked As we enter the spring and its prom-and what we answered or were able to ise of renewal, I urge you to get outfind out. and…“Make a Difference!” x
    • MARCH 9, 2012 USAG RED CLOUD USAG-RC • PAGE 5 http://redcloud.korea.army.milAt Camp Casey in Dongducheon March 5, an extensive renovation of the Hanson Field House is nearing completion. The Hanson complex is the site of a gym and other facilities,including Area I’s only outdoor swimming pool. The Hanson complex is centrally located at Casey and serves a variety of sports, entertainment and community service needs, andas the gym for the nearby Casey Elementary School. — U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Song Ji-hunHanson overhaul nearly doneExtensive renovation to wrap up this month at Casey’s Hanson Field HouseBy Franklin Fisher used in military training, including said.franklin.s.fisher2.civ@mail.mil noncombatant evacuation drills. “This makeover is going to create An extensive renovation of one- this connectivity, if you will, and make CAMP RED CLOUD – The stem- story Hanson Field House, sometimes the gym as one unit, accessible to all,”to-stern, $2.6 million overhaul of the known informally as Hanson Gym, is said McLean.50-year-old Hanson fitness complex scheduled to wrap up later this month, And virtually everything will beat Camp Casey is nearing completion, said Dewey McLean, project manager brand new, he said.officials said this week. with the U.S. Army Garrison Red The changes include new walls, The complex is considered one of Cloud’s Directorate of Public Works. floors, ceilings, a new canopy in theArea I’s most important athletics and Already completed are two other main entryway, a new power system,recreation facilities, and consists of major parts of the overall Hanson phone system, new ventilation,the Hanson Field House, and Area complex project – renovation of gym’s heating and air conditioning systems,I’s only outdoor swimming pool. Also basketball court and the outdoor pool. new wiring, lighting, plumbing, a newon the site is a children’s “splish-and- Work on the basketball court began in fire alarm system.splash” pool. July 2010 and finished in October 2011; Locker rooms, showers and rest Hanson also serves as the gym for work on the pool began in August 2010 rooms are being overhauled, withArea I’s only Department of Defense and finished in April 2011; new fixtures, tiles, new benches andschool, the nearby Casey Elementary The remaining work has been a lockers, and new toilets and toilet stallSchool, which has no gym on its own thoroughgoing makeover of the field partitions.campus. house overall. “All the toiletries, all the fixtures, And Hanson houses some Child The building’s layout has been the floors – going to be brand new,”and Youth Services activities, has been redesigned to make it easier for McLean said. “So when they go in itthe venue for a variety of sporting and patrons to get more directly from one won’t look like anything that they’veentertainment events, and has been part of the gym to other parts, McLean seen before.” In addition, the Casey Elementary students now have their own locker room as a result of the renovation, Partial power outages set for Camp Stanley said Randy Behr, USAG Red Cloud’s director of sports, fitness and aquatics. CAMP RED CLOUD — Camp Stanley is scheduled for a series of partial Also, outdoor pathways from the power outages March 10 and 11 while workers replace utility poles that gym to the pool will have new roof support power lines at the installation. structures, said McLean. A worker puts finishing touches to a The following buildings on the installation will be affected on the dates And administrative offices are also indicated: portion of the outdoor entrance of the being renovated. March 10: Buildings 2202, 2204, 2216, 2224, 2235, 2240, 2244, 2245, 2251, The outdoor pool will now have an Hanson Field House at Camp Casey. The 2344, 2354, 2365, 2372, 2374, 2375, 2377. outdoor changing facility, Behr said. work on the building is the final stage of an March 11: Buildings: 2227, 2228, 2374, 2351, 2371, 2373, 2379, 2380, 2390. That’ll mean swimmers will no extensive, $2.6 million renovation of the For more information on the scheduled outages, call Mr. Kim at 732- longer have to change clothes inside Hanson complex, including its basketball 6584 or Mr. Chong at 732-9079. the Hanson building; they’ll now be court and outdoor swimming pool. — U.S. able to do so poolside. x Army Photo by Pfc. Song Ji-hun
    • USAG-RC • PAGE 6http://redcloud.korea.army.mil USAG RED CLOUD THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Stanley Self-Help Moving The Camp Stanley self-help store will remain open through March 9, after which its operations will be closed permanently. It will move to Camp Red Cloud and be combined into a single operation with the Camp Red Cloud self- help store in bldg. 819, in the vicinity of the Community Bank and Warrior Chapel, and be open for business March 19. For more information, call 730-3760 or 732-7737. Passport and Immigration Help with passport applications and immigration matters are now available at Camp Red Cloud’s Army Community Service, bldg. 16, on Wednesdays only until further notice, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Those needing an emergency travel document or immediate immigration assistance on other weekdays, or more information, should contact the Camp Casey Army Community Service during the hours 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., at 730- 3107. CFC Awards Ceremony Presentation of awards by the Warrior Country spouse Kelley Scrocca naps with her 2-day-old son, Cedar Brooks Scrocca, born Feb. 3 at the 121 Combat Support Combined Federal Campaign- Hospital. During her pregnancy she underwent a range of emotions that included anxiety over giving birth in a foreign country. But Overseas is scheduled for March 15 from 9:20 - 10 a.m. at the she found that ample support awaits expectant military spouses who know where to find it. — Photo courtesy of Lt. Col. Joe Scrocca Expecting a baby in Korea? Warrior’s Club on Camp Casey. For more information, call 730- 3615 or visit https://einvitations. afit.edu/AreaI/anim.cfm Special Operations Army wife found comfort, support, while pregnant overseas Recruiting By Kelley Scrocca of widening hips, a growing chest English, but did have an interpreter. Briefings on career opportunities in Civil Affairs, Explosive Warrior Country Spouse and a belly that made me look fat, Overall, the experience was not nearly Ordnance Disposal (EOD), everything went extremely well and I as scary as expected. and Military Information Camp Red Cloud – Expecting a also started to find resources to turn to As my pregnancy progressed I Support Operations (MISO) child while stationed in Korea involves for information. became interested in the social media are scheduled for Area I the same rollercoaster of emotions as We attended the annual baby resources available, specifically the installations March 27 – 29. At it does in the States. shower hosted by the Army “Pregnant Army Wives in South Korea” Camp Casey, briefings are March If this will be your first child, as it was Community Service and the Zeta Phi and “Korea Baby Network” Facebook 27 and 28; at Camp Red Cloud, recently for me, those emotions range Beta Sorority at Camp Casey, which pages. March 29. Briefings will be at from excitement and anticipation to provided a wealth of information on The ladies on these pages have a each post’s education center, anxiety and fear. services available. wealth of information on even the most on the following schedule: As I discovered though, having a These ranged from the New Parent seemingly insignificant questions. MISO: 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; child in Korea does not have to be a Support Program and Women, Infants, The Stork’s Nest is a fantastic “A EOD: 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Civil scary experience program on Yongsan Affairs: 10:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. and there is a that provides no-cost Giving the briefings will be wealth of support housing for expectant representatives from the Army’s available if you mothers at 39 weeks. Special Operations Recruiting know where to Get on the waiting list look. as soon as you know Battalion at Fort Bragg, N.C. For My experience s I discovered though, you are pregeant. more information on the Casey briefings, call 730-1826; on the started in May 2011 having a child in Korea does not have Birth at the 121st when we found out CSH was a very Red Cloud briefings, 732-6329; I was pregnant with to be a scary experience and there is pleasant experience. or contact Master Sgt. Robert Wells at robert.wells@usarec. our first child. a wealth of support available if you They respected my army.mil. My husband and birth plan as much as I confirmed the know where to look.” pregnancy at the — Kelley Scrocca possible, explained things every step of Women’s History Month Warrior Country Spouse the way and were very A Women’s History Month Camp Red Cloud observance March 28 at Troop Medical encouraging. Camp Red Cloud on the Clinic and then made an appointment and Children program to budgeting Expecting a child while in Korea theme “Women’s Education with the obstetrician/gynecologist at tactics, and obtaining a birth certificate may not be ideal since friends, family – Women’s Empowerment” is the 121st Combat Support Hospital in and passport for baby. and other sources of support are not as scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., Yongsan. We were referred to an off-post readily available. at the Kilbourne Dining Facility. Our first few sessions were each with hospital for my 20-week ultrasound But if you explore a little, there are Scheduled guest speaker is Maj. a different doctor but I was extremely and went to St. Mary’s in Uijeongbu. many resources available and many Jeanne F. Godfroy. For more impressed and felt very comfortable This was a bit intimidating but they people willing to go above and beyond information, call Master Sgt. with each of them, and glad for the had a separate spot for military check- to offer support and encouragement. Thurman at 732-6856 or 010- opportunity to meet each doctor who in with people who speak English, and The staff at the Stork’s Nest is ready 9155-4651. might be delivering our baby. walked us where we needed to go. to answer any additional questions you Despite the physical frustrations The doctor we saw did not speak may have at 010-5351-9982. x
    • MARCH 9, 2012 USAG RED CLOUD USAG-RC • PAGE 7 http://redcloud.korea.army.milAt Camp Red Cloud in Uijeongbu March 2, some of the KATUSA Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud, kill time before thestart of an evening formation by sharing a relaxed moment with a fellow-KATUSA, Pvt. Cho Woon-jae (seated), who is on charge-of-quarters runner duty. When the CQ runner is aKATUSA, fellow-KATUSAs often stop by for a quick chat in the spare moments before end-of-day formations. Of the 3,054 KATUSAs assigned to serve with the U.S. Army in Korea,1,176 are in Area I, 22 in HHC. The Soldier on the phone is the unit’s KATUSA leader, Cpl. Lee Min-young.— U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Lee Jae-gwangWhat’s that the KATUSAs always say?Formal greetings, time spent in groups, a normal part of KATUSA soldiers’ daily lifeEditor’s Note: unity among South Korean military chatting. “Because we are accustomed out alone,” he said.This is the first in what will be a series personnel, especially in light of the to hang out together – this is our “We went to the PC room lastof occasional articles highlighting six-decades long tensions with North culture,” said Pfc. Kim Young-suk Saturday,” Kim said of Korea’s popularthe daily life and culture of KATUSA Korea, said Capt. Park Hong-seon, 27, of Headquarters and Headquarters Internet and electronic game parlors,soldiers in Area I. a South Korean Army liaison officer Company, USAG Red Cloud. “and there were 10 KATUSAs who assigned to work with the U.S. Army “When we went to school, we played the games together. Garrison Red Cloud in Uijeongbu. hung out together during the lunch “It’s fun to go off-post together,” heBy Lee Jae-gwang The South Korean military, Park time and afer school,” said Kim. said, “because it’s kind of a long wayjaegwang.lee.fm@mail.mil said, aims to keep Soldiers mindful “I don’t know if hanging out alone to the PC room but we usually talk on “that they are Soldiers whether they is fun or not because I’ve never hung the way.” x CAMP RED CLOUD – If you’re are wearing uniforms or civiliana U.S. Soldier in Korea, chances are clothes.some of the Soldiers in the unit are “By using ‘An-yong-ha-shim-ni-KATUSAs, South Korean troops ka?’” for example, said Park, “it’llassigned to duty with the U.S. Army. increase the sense of closeness.” And you’ve probably noticed that, Of the roughly 548,000 Soldiersjust as the U.S. Army has certain in the South Korean army, 3,054 arecustoms and traditions, the KATUSAs KATUSAs. The term stands for Koreanlikewise have some customs of their Augmentation to the U.S. Army, andown. KATUSAs serve with U.S. Army units Among the most noticeable throughout Korea.to American Soldiers or civilians English-speaking ability is amongworking among KATUSAs is the way the requirements for KATUSA duty,KATUSAs make a point of greeting and they typically are assigned to staffone another – a single KATUSA offices where they perform translationenters an office or steps from a and clerical duties. Others howeverbarracks room and nearby KATUSAs, serve as Military Police officers or inseeing him, call out a formal greeting other roles.– “An-yong-ha-shim-ni-ka?” It simply Besides frequent greetings,means “How are you?” another aspect of KATUSA culture is At Camp Red Cloud March 2, 1st Sgt. Emanuel Miles (left) of Headquarters and Another greeting invariably heard their tendency to do things in groups. Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud, talks to the unit’s KATUSAamong KATUSAs is the word “Dan- They eat together, hang out Soldiers about a plaque that will recognize the service of those who serve as thegyeol!” It’s Korean for “unity.” together, travel off-post together, company’s KATUSA leader. In background, left, is Capt. Park Hong-seon, a South The habitual use of both greetings and spend much of their free time Korean Army liaison officer assigned to Camp Red Cloud. — U.S. Army Photo by Pfc.is aimed at fostering a sense of with each other, watching movies or Lee Jae-gwang
    • MARCH 9, 2012 USAG YONGSAN USAG-Y • PAGE 9 http://yongsan.korea.army.milYongsan helps spouses adjust to KoreaBy Pvt. Lee Hyo-kang tries due to deployment. Not only do they have The language barrier is one of the major prob-hyokang.lee.fm@mail.mil lems that newcomers face. Social customs of the troubles assimilating to the culture, they usually people, the weather, and food are also big things to don’t have much of an idea what to do to make the YONGSAN GARRISON - Living or working adapt to. It takes a long time to fully assimilate into best out of the opportunities they have.abroad is a great opportunity to meet new people, a new culture and lessen feelings of loneliness. For In order to help solve these hardships and totry something totally new, and learn about a differ- these reasons, life in abroad countries can be very provide information, Army Community Serviceent language and culture. Despite the advantages stressful and upsetting. kicked off the Spouse Sponsorship Program at theof working and living abroad, there are also disad- Spouses of active duty members go through the ACS building on Mar. 2nd.vantages. problems mentioned when they leave their coun- “We didn’t have a really good sponsor when we came to Korea and I had no idea what to expect,” stated Kimberly Dobbs, a spouse on Yongsan Gar- rison. “So, I want to be able to help new incomers, not only the Airforce, but anybody who comes to this unit.” 25 spouses volunteered to the program to share their feelings and learn their role as sponsors. Help- ing the spouse of an active duty member is actually helping them through all aspects of it, with their children, themselves, and may be even things that can help their husbands or wives get better accli- mated to Korea and USAG Yongsan. Marilyn Roseborough, relocation manager at ACS, instructed the class. As she was leading the class, she introduced the program to the volunteers and taught them what their roles will be and em- phasized the importance of the program. “It is very important because they are discon- nected sometimes when they come to foreign countries especially,” said Roseborough. “Sponsors will be able to bring you in, tell you what resources are available out there to help you that can help you transition, help you make new friends.” After the class, representatives from several of- fices visited to let the spouses know that they are there to provide information and referral assistance and update community resources and services. They then had a short Q&A section.Marilyn Roseborough, the Army Community Service relocation manager, is introducing the Spouse Sponsorship Pro- The class will be held quarterly and every spousegram to the volunteers on Mar. 2nd. USAG Yongsan ACS kicked off the Program to help those that are having hard time who want to help the community are welcomed. xblend into the Korean culture and new environment they are facing. - U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Lee, HyokangServicemembers make significant GT score increaseBy Han Samuelsamuel.han2.fm@mail.mil YONGSAN GARRISON - If you are a Soldier, you may remember taking theArmed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, which is administered to all whowish to enlist in the US military. You may also remember that you received aGeneral Technical score. This score, which is based on the subcategories ofArithmetic Reasoning and Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension,plays a big role in determining the outcome of Soldiers’ military careers. Ahigher score allows Soldiers to have the freedom to apply for many career ad-vancement opportunities i.e. direct commissioning programs, Warrant OfficerProgram, Physician’s Assistant program, to include changing your military oc-cupational Specialty, while a lower score limits your ability. For this reason, itis crucial for Soldiers to receive a high GT score. According to Gene Baird, an education counselor at the Yongsan Educationcenter, 110 is the minimum GT score required by the Army for most MilitaryOccupational Specialties. Having this score raises the chance that Soldiers willbe able to apply to the positions they most want to be in. So what happens to Soldiers who have a low score? Fortunately, the Armyallows Soldiers to retake the AFCT up to three times during their service in theArmy. This means that Soldiers are not stuck to the GT score they first receivedwhen entering the Army. But what about Soldiers that feel pretty rusty after Shown here are four Servicemembers who used the Peterson’s Online Academic Skillsbeing away from Math and English classes for several years? One of the Army’s Course to raise their General Technical scores, along with their Education counselors,solutions is the Peterson’s Online Academic Skills Course, a two week program Feb. 24. (From left to right) Clara Im, Pfc. Manuel Juan Lopezreynoso, Gene Baird, Staffthat helps Soldiers practice their Math and English skills. Staff Sgt. Henry Tye, Staff Sgt. Ting Yi Lin, Spec. Steven Robert Avery, and Sgt. Ting Yi Lin, Staff Sgt. Henry Tye, Spec. Steven Robert Avery, and Clara Sagoe.- U.S.Pvt. First Class Manuel Juan Army photo by Cpl. Han Samuel Lopezreynoso were four Soldiers, who after using the Peterson’s OASC, wanting career advancement, and doing something about it.”were able to receive scores ranging from 114 to 119, raising their scores by 8 to Lopez claimed that the only way students would increase their score is if19 points. they made sure they came each time and paid attention to what they were “This program works for everyone -- even people who are rusty from a lack learning.of school,” said Lin. “There are lots of opportunities for practice, there are “If you are here to just play around, obviously it won’t work,” stated Lopez.helpful links that walk you through how to solve problems, and if none of that “But if you put your work into it, the amount of hours applied will make a dif-works, there are also the teachers who can help you out.” ference.” One thing that Avery reminded, however, was that personal effort was a So in the end, it boils down to the attitude of the Soldier. For a Soldier dedi-crucial element that needed to be present. Although the Peterson’s OASC pro- cated to improving their military career, the Peterson’s OASC will help bringvided helpful tools, it still required the dedication of each person in order to an increase, as it did for these four Soldiers.work. “The reason why I am here is because I want to improve my military career,” “It’s not only about the class it’s also your work,” stated Avery. “It’s about said Tye. “That’s really all it’s about.”x
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 10http://yongsan.korea.army.mil USAG YONGSAN THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Yongsan Communirty No excuses for military curfew By Han Samuel Update Brief reminder samuel.han2.fm@mail.mil WHEN: Friday, March 16, 2012 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. YONGSAN GARRISON - On WHERE: South Post Chapel January 6, the U.S. military issued WHY: Find outwhat’s happening a peninsula-wide curfew on all U.S. in Your Yongsan Community Forces Korea, which went into effect and get the most up-to-date from 1 to 5 a.m. every day. This was information of key installation an extension to the curfew, which events, services, programs, and was reinstated in October 7, 2011. activities happening in Yongsan. Ever since the reinstatement of this WHO: Everyone is invited curfew, however, there have been including You and your numerous cases of Servicemembers fellow community leaders, violating the curfew on U.S. Army Servicemembers, Family Garrison Yongsan. Members, Civilians, Contractors, “As of today, there have been 129 and Foreign Nationals. recorded curfew violations by Ser- vicemembers on the Garrison,” stat- ed Mr. Ricky Oxendine, the Director of Emergency Services on Yongsan Buses keep rolling for Garrison, during an interview March Yongsan/CRC 2. Due to a recent situation with the When asked whether a lack of company providing the bus drivers awareness was an issue, Oxendine that operate between Camp Casey replied that this was not due to igno- The curfew applies to all U.S. Armed Forces service members while in Korea, except for and Yongsan, a new company has rance or an accident. These curfew military personnel attached to the U.S. Embassy. Military family members, DoD civil- offered 30 days worth of bus service violations were simply the actions of ians, and DoD-invited contractors/technical representatives, and their respective fami- for the Military community to help people trying not to get caught. fix the issue. For new information “They don’t make excuses, they ly members and visiting guests, are encouraged to abide by this policy. - Courtesy Photo on the bus schedule, check out just make very bad decisions and this is a bigger problem for only cer- of recurrences. To keep this positive http://yongsan.korea.army.mil, hope that they don’t get caught,” said tain types of Servicemembers. Ox- trend going, however, it would mean and head to the Directorate of Oxendine. endine clarified, however, that there that Servicemembers would have to Logistics (DOL) section to get a This means that Servicemembers were no clear trends as far as who the continue making the right choice. schedule of the new times. were not mistakenly walking into the typical perpetrators were. Instead, “In the end, what it really boils gates after hours as a result of losing curfew violations go all across the down to is whether or not Service- track of time. Rather, it implies that board. Oxendine stated that viola- members are willing to do the right they were fully aware of their mis- tions were made by all grades even thing,” said Oxendine. “The curfew TOWN HALLS REMINDER conduct, yet choose to stay out past up to the O-5 level. is there for a reason, and the issue is Make your voice heard at your curfew. On a positive note, however, Ox- whether or not Servicemembers will upcoming Town Hall Meeting. Taking this into consideration, endine stated that in recent times follow that.” x Whether you’re representing K-16, one might be tempted to think that there was a reduction in the number Hannam Village, or even Yongsan, we have a Town Hall scheduled for you this month. Here’s a list of the Yongsan wins 2012 Communities of Excellence award upcoming Area II Town Hall dates. By Mark Abueg “Our garrison team’s effort and dedication allowed mark.b.abueg.civ@mail.mil them to put together an award-winning packet that truly -- K-16 Town Hall (K-16 Community reflects the great commitment to our Community we have Activity Center) YONGSAN GARRISON - U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan here in Yongsan,” Huber said. Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | 6 p.m. to was recently selected as a Bronze winner of the 2012 Army The ACOE allows installations to focus on cost-con- 8 p.m. Communities of Excellence (ACOE) by the Army chief of scious and performance-based activities that contribute -- Hannam Village Town Hall (HV staff. directly to a resilient and mission-ready Army. Chapel) The ACOE award recognizes USAG Yongsan’s perfor- Yongsan has a proud history of receiving ACOE hon- Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | 6 mance excellence in installation management and its di- ors: 2008 ACOE Bronze Award; 2009 ACOE Finalist; 2010 p.m. to 8 p.m. rect efforts to improve and sustain the quality of support ACOE Bronze Award; 2011 Secretary of the Army Superi- -- Yongsan Town Hall (ACS to Servicemembers, Families, Civilians, Local Nationals or Quality of Life Award Medium Installation; and 2012 Building, Room 118) and contractors who work, live and train on the Area II ACOE Bronze Award. Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | 12 installation. USAG Yongsan staff will be recognized at the Pentagon p.m. to 2 p.m.: “This is an extreme honor and a great privilege for us to in Washington, D.C., in May 2012 to receive its honors. be named a winner,” said Col. William P. Huber, garrison This story is part one in a special report highlighting commander for USAG Yongsan. “I can never say enough U. S. Army Garrison Yongsan’s win of the Army Communi- on how hard the garrison team works, so receiving this ties of Excellence - Bronze Award. Mark Abueg is the USAG New Stop Sign exit lane Gate 1 recognition shows how well the garrison staff is doing for Yongsan chief of public affairs. x Planning on driving out Gate 1 our Yongsan Community.” (Dragon Hill Lodge)? Remember to STOP at the pedestrian crosswalk. You asked, we answered. DPW installed a new stop sign at the crosswalk as you exit 8th Army Drive for Gate 1. This was brought up as a quality of life issue at the AFAP Conference. Remember to obey all traffic speeds and watch out for pedestrians. For a complete list of community informa- tion news and notes, visit the USAG Yongsan official website at http://yongsan.korea.army.mail
    • USAG YONGSANMARCH 9, 2012 USAG-Y • PAGE 11 http://yongsan.korea.army.milACE-SI training helps saving lives Plan for theBy Pvt. Lee Hyo-kanghyokang.lee.fm@mail.mil weekend YONGSAN GARRISON - Suicide is a critical By Cpl. Choi Sung-ilissue that impacts several people in the military. sungil.choi.fm@mail.milThese may be people who have lost their spouses,brothers, sisters, parents, siblings, and co-workers.They may also be survivors themselves. It is easy to What are your plans this weekend? Well,assume that suicide is something that we will never whatever you decide to do, please be safeexperience or be a part of. The statistics, however, and have fun! Find out what more than 9900seem to indicate otherwise. Yongsan community members are talking Reports from the U.S. Army Suicide Prevention about by becoming a USAG Yongsan Face-Office indicated 37 completed suicides (28 active book Fan at facebook.com/youryongsan!duty, nine not on active duty) as of this month,March 7. Last year, the Army had confirmed 274completed suicides (162 active duty, 112 non-activeduty), and in 2010, the Army reported 155 deathsfrom suicide. This shows that something must bedone. Thus, in order to lower this number, U.S. Cindy ConnerArmy Garrison Yongsan has decided to kick off theAsk Care and Escort Suicide Intervention training. Facebook Fan ACE-SI training was developed by Public HealthCommand and was mandated by Army Regula-tion 600-63, Army Health Promotion. This an-nual training provides basic information on sui-cide awareness and prevention for Soldiers and Eating out at Pizza Peel tonight and visiting the Sci-civilians. It focuses on the identification of suicide ence Museum tomorrow!warning and danger signs, and suicide interven-tion skills development. The target audience for ACE-SI training is theChaplain Corps, junior leaders, first-line supervi-sors and social and behavioral health service pro-viders, such as the Army Substance Abuse Programor Army community Services. In addition, ideal p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. To sign up for the train- Catherineparticipants include but are not limited to: Unit ing, contact Jocelynn Reyes-LaShier, the suicide Bu HildrethPrevention Leaders, Master Resiliency Trainers, prevention program manager, who can be reachedBehavioral Health Technicians and Unit Ministry at DSN 736-3294 or by email at jocelynn.m.lashier. Facebook FanTeams. In addition, the training is open to Korean civ@mail.mil. Sign up no later than March 15, 2012Nationals and their family members. to attend the training. x The training is scheduled to be held at theYongsan Theater / Multi-Purpose Training Facility (Jocelynn Reyes-LaShier, the suicide preventionon Mar. 19. Two sessions are available: 8 a.m. to 12 program manager, contributed to this article.) All of the Korean women doting on my children!! They are completely enamored with them. The Travis Family visits Bamboo Forest Sheila Gober From our Facebook Fan my 7 year old is having a sleepover and we are watch- ing Grease. It doesn’t get much better than this (al- though I think I’m enjoying it more than the girls are). Samuel Han Facebook Fan Going to Myeongdong to have a good time and try out an Indian restaurant recommended by a friend! The Travis Family took a trip to the Bamboo Forest.- Courtesy photo by Kiu Travis See yourself in the Morning Calm when you become a USAG Yongsan Facebook Fan. Just post your travel photos to our page with a quick description covering who, what, when, where and why and we’ll see you in the paper. — Your Yongsan PAO team
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 12http://yongsan.korea.army.mil USAG YONGSAN THE MORNING CALM World Trade Center in Seoul From our World Trade Center Building beside the COEX. This was taken on 2/17 from a room in the Park Hyatt Hotel. There is a lot to see in this area of Seoul.- Courtesy photo by Tina Brannen
    • MARCH 9, 2012 USAG HUMPHREYS USAG-H • PAGE 21 http://humphreys.korea.army.milPainted door hosts Spring eventThrift Shophighlightsfashion, funduring showBy Cpl. Han Jae-hoJaeho.han2.fm@mail.mil CAMP HUMPHREYS — ThePainted Door Thrift Shop held a“Spring into Savings and Styles”fashion show on March 3. The event was hosted by theHumphreys Girl Scouts and theUnited Club Spouse’s and Civilian’sAssociation. All donated long sleeve mer-chandise, such as jackets, sweaters,and shirts, was offered at a 50 per-cent discount. Also,spring and sum-mer clothes wenton sale. The highlightwas a spring fashionshow that featuredpatrons showingoff their newly pur-chased secondhandclothes. “We hosted thisevent to give the thriftshop some exposure,”said Jessica Dunn, thePainted Door manager. Top left, Kaya Black“There are new people finds a hot dog to herarriving in the garri- liking after the show.son every week and wewanted to inform them Left, Kara Black walksthat 100 percent of thrift before an appreciativeshop profits go back to crowd. — U.S. Armythe community, to give photos by Cpl. Han, Jae-grants and scholarships hoto different people. Wealso have a lot of goodclothing and selectionsavailable to choose from.” After Soldiers and fam-ily members watched theirchildren “walk the run-way” in spring and sum-mer clothes, hot dogs andlemonade were served. And,as always with the PaintedDoor, it was for a good cause. “We are always acceptingdonations and things peoplecan contribute to the commu-nity and help kids go to col-lege,” Dunn said. She added that the Paint-ed Door is always looking forvolunteers who can help withorganizing and displaying themerchandise. Left, Justin Volkmuth shows off his latest purchase. The thrift shop is open on Tues-days, Thursdays and the first Sat- Center, Megan Kjell has a burst of energy.urday of every month, from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. For more information, Right, Sommer and Elena Young make the Savings and Style event a famiilycall 753-7014. x affair. — U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Han, Jae-ho
    • USAG-H • PAGE 22http://humphreys.korea.army.mil USAG HUMPHREYS THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Bicycle bonanza Humphreys hosts 121 exercise By W. Wayne Marlow The Camp Humphreys Provost warren.wayne.marlow@us.army.mil Marshal’s Office will release aban- doned bicycles which have been found on the installation on March CAMP HUMPHREYS — The in- 10. These bikes have not been juries weren’t real, but the training cer- claimed and will be given back tainly was. to the community from 9 a.m. to Soldiers with the 121st Combat Sup- noon at the Provost Marshal’s im- port Hospital were tested on their abil- pound lot (S-677), which is located ity to respond to a mass casualty dur- adjacent to the fuel point. There ing an exercise here March 6. are some barbecue grills available With notional patients wailing as well. For more information, call and others in shock, doctors, medics, 753-3137. nurses, and support staff swung into Hiking trip action. The number of patients greatly March 12 is the deadline to sign up exceeded what a normal day would for Outdoor Rec’s March 17 Songmi feature, and most had more serious Mountain Hiking Trip. The trip, injuries than what are usually handled. which departs at 8 a.m., costs $20 Also, many of the Soldiers giving treat- for adults and $15 for children. Par- ment were operating outside their ar- ticipants should bring snacks, wa- eas of expertise. ter, and lunch, or won for a Korean It’s all by design, according to Lt. lunch. For more information, call Col. Eric Gourley, deputy commander 753-3013 or 753-3255. of clinical services for 121. Lake tour “It definitely overwhelms you,” he March 12 is the deadline day to sign said. “We normally have the capacity up for Outdoor Rec’s March 18 Sap- to handle three patients and we had gyo Lake Tour. The trip, which de- about 20 come in.” parts at 10 a.m., costs $15 for adults Success under these conditions re- and $10 for children. There are sev- quires teamwork, according to Capt. eral things to see and do here. For Kay Bolin, officer in charge of one of more information, call 753-3013 or the field hospital clinics. Bolin over- 753-3255. sees Soldiers who are often times do- CPR and First Aid class ing something different than what The Osan Red Cross Office is offer- they trained for. ing a CPR/First Aid/AED class for “We have people out of their com- Hangul speakers March 17 from 9 fort zone,” she said. “So we do a lot of a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $30, which in- cross training. Soldiers from each unit cludes all materials. To register, call have come together and taught us what call 784-1855. they know.” Casualties are first diagnosed in a Racquetball tournament triage tent, where they are categorized The annual Camp Humphreys Rac- into one of four areas. The first cat- Specialist Maxim Mikhalchenko (left), a medic with the 121st Combat Support Hospi- quetball Tournament will be held March 17-21 at the Super Gym, MP egory is for patients who are facing a tal, assists Capt. Jennifer Pickinpaugh, a 121 doctor, during treatment of Mike Kucha- Hill Gym and Zoeckler Gym. The danger to life, limb, or eyesight. rczyk, a notional casualty, during an exercise March 6 on Camp Humphreys. — U.S. top finishers will qualify for the For many of these Soldiers, the next Army photo by W. Wayne Marlow Army in Korea Championships at stop is to see Maj. Eric Baden, an emer- Camp Carroll March 31 and April gency physician. has paid off. “In the Army, we are very blood. Within 10 to 15 minutes, it’s be- 1. Entry deadline is March 13. For “Our job is to initially resuscitate good at what we do in regard to han- ing given to the injured Soldier. And, more information, or to register, them,” Baden said. “We improve their dling mass casualties,” he said. actually, the best way to resuscitate is call 753-8031. condition the best we can in prepara- The second category is for those with whole blood.” tion for definitive care, which is usu- with significant injuries, but who are There are dozens of patients and AK Plaza run ally in the operating room.” not facing a danger to life, limb, or eye- no one has to keep tabs on them bet- There will be a St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run to AK Plaza March 17, depart- Baden stressed the importance of sight. The third category is for those ter than Capt. Cicely Dent, 121 chief of ing from the walk-through gate at 8 communication in a mass casualty ex- who have minor injuries. In some cas- patient administration. a.m. The distance is approximately ercise, and said that continual practice es, those persons are treated and then “We keep track of every patient who five miles on back roads, rice paddy begin helping the seriously wounded. comes in,” she said. “Access is the key roads, and a riverside trail. A free The fourth category is for Soldiers who to proper patient care.” drink and doughnut goes to the are not expected to survive. Dent and her four-person team runner judged to have the best St. When patients come in, they have help ensure the right patient is with Patrick’s Day costume. There is no an injury card listing their maladies. the right doctor and receiving the cor- preregistration. For more informa- From this, medics determine what rect medication. It all makes for an ex- tion, call 753-3253. type of treatment to give and where tremely fluid situation. Special Operations recruiting the patient goes next. The exercise fea- “Patients move all the time,” Dent Army Special Operations recruiting tured simulated fractures, burns, bul- said. “We have to be flexible and move briefings for civil affairs, military let wounds, and more. with them.” information support operations While the exercise lasted just a few And it’s more than just making a and explosive ordnance disposal hours, it is part of continual training. note of who they are. “It’s more than Soldiers will be in the Education “This requires a chronic state of just getting their name. That would be Center on March 19 and 20. Civil preparation,” Gourley said. “Repetition the easy part,” Dent said. Instead, Dent fffairs briefs will be 10:15 a.m. and is the key.” and her team must note the gender, 1 p.m.; military information briefs So when the exercise ends, the train- age, and diagnosis, among other items. will be 9 and 11:30 a.m.; and explo- ing goes on. “We evaluate ourselves in “Communication is the biggest sive ordnance detachment briefs will be at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. For an After Action Review,” Gourley said. thing with this,” she added. “We have a more information, send an e-mail “We talk about the good points and we lot of different tracking mechanisms.” to robert.wells@usarec.army.mil. talk about the bad points and what we Besides the injuries and medics op- need to improve on. It gets looked at erating outside their specialty, more Evacuation exercise from every possible angle.” mundane items can come into play. The U.S. Army Correctional Activ- There are many boxes to be checked, The field hospital runs on a myriad of ity - Korea will conduct a regional such as having a blood replenishment wires, generators, computers, and ma- correctional facility evacuation ex- system in place. chines, all of which can malfunction. ercise March 20. Role players will Mike Kucharczyk, a notional casualty, is “Badly injured Soldiers can lose a But that and other struggles were be moved from the correctional tended to by medics of the 121st Combat lot of blood quickly,” Gourley said. “If overcome, and at the end, 121 Soldiers facility to MP Hill Gym and back. Support Hospital. — U.S. Army photo by that happens, we can pull up a list of were able to look back on another suc- W. Wayne Marlow persons with matching types and draw cessful mass casualty exercise. x
    • MARCH 9, 2012 USAG HUMPHREYS USAG-H • PAGE 23 http://humphreys.korea.army.mil Facebook What is the biggest change you have seen in the Army Question of the Week during your time as a Soldier or military spouse? Vincent Abril Ayla Soltren Anja Johnson “There have been so many. I would say the uniform has “Too many Soldiers lacking basic soldiering coming out of “Communication via Facebook.” changed dramatically since I have been around.” basic and AIT.” Michele Andrus Martinez Family Bob Franklin “I think the biggest change is what they are doing right “How easy it has gotten for Soldiers during boot camp. There “The food has gotten a lot better.” now in trying to downsize the entire Army.” is less yelling and the drill sergeants are more relaxed.”6-52 Soldiers tackle CLS certificationBy Spc. Isaac Castleberry thing during in-processing, it’s what they learn in with injuries,” he said. “They get a chance to learn6th Battalion, 52nd ADA CLS class that will resonate with them the longest. lifesaving techniques in a classroom environment, Just the thought of being confident in my ability to then get to actually apply what they’ve learned in an SUWON AIR BASE — Dark clouds, wet grass, save the life of the person that sits to my left or right, actual field environment.”and slippery roads greeted in-processing Soldiers of gets me excited to want to retain the information Private First Class Kurits Finn, called the trainingthe 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery during learned today,” she said. a great experience for first-termers like himself.their recent Combat Lifesaver (CLS) certification. The Iron Horse Battalion medics use an effective “Hands on training is fun,” he said. “I’ve never The gloomy atmosphere did not deter Soldiers technique when teaching CLS classes. First, they give been stuck with an IV before and I never had a giantfrom driving on with the mission to become ready to an in-class briefing that covers four days. During the tube shoved in my nose. So this is all new to me. Butsave lives on the battlefield. briefing, they go over everything from properly se- I did learn a lot and now I know part of what it takes “CLS is an important part of training and prepar- curing an area that has injured Soldiers and hostile in order to survive on the battlefield.”ing Soldiers for the battlefield,” said Spc. Scott Jor- fire, to evaluating and evacuating a casualty and call- The unit holds CLS courses whenever there is adan, of 6-52. “To me, there should be nothing more ing in a nine-line medical evacuation report. Next, need for certification, whether for Soldiers new toimportant to any Soldier than knowing that he or she they put their newfound knowledge to the test. battalion or for Soldiers who want to brush up oncan take care of an injured comrade or save a battle Sergeant Gabriel Weatherspoon had the opportu- their skills.buddy’s life on the battlefield or here locally.” nity of simulating a casualty during the CLS drill and The training is conducted as part of the Iron Horse Private Amy Gelinas also stressed the importance he reported that the training was worthwhile. Indoctrination Program, a two week course designedof the training. “This is definitely a great learning experience for to ensure that Soldiers, new to Korea, arrive at their “If incoming Soldiers are going to remember any- new troops to familiarize themselves with dealing units ready to work. xSoldiers with the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery, tend to a notional casualty during Combat Lifesaver certification. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Isaac Castleberry
    • MARCH 09, 2012 USAG DAEGU USAG-D • PAGE 25 http://daegu.korea.army.milEnergy conservation and fire prevention equal one hot topicStory by Photo by Andrew M. Allenandrew.m.allen14.civ@mail.mil DAEGU GARRISON — Flip theswitch, plug it in, punch the “on”button, whatever way you do it, youare energizing your life! Electricalpower in movement generatesheat; the more you move the moreheat you generate. In the United States, we hadmora than one billion dollars of fireloss damage in home fires due toelectrical issues. And that is just in home fires. This is a little less then what waslost due to cooking fires, but morethan the loss due to candle fires. U.S. Army Garrison Daegu had 7fires, in 2011, and 3 were electricalin nature. How can you help prevent anelectrical fire? Energy conservation! Start by saving electricity –turn off the power when you don’tneed it anymore. Turn off thosetransformers, computer monitors,copiers and anything else you canwhen they are not in use or youleave the area. This stops the heatand saves money. Only plug one heat-producingappliance (coffee maker, toaster,rice cooker, etc.) into an outletat a time. Also, these types ofappliances should not be pluggedin via an extension cord. Major appliances (refrigerators, of year, check electrical cords to use the outlets you have. Don’t add maximum wattage light bulb youdr yers, washers, microwaves, make sure they are not running extension cords to fix a problem, should be using.heaters, etc.) must be plugged across doorways or under carpets. they only amplify your problem! Here are a few energy savingdirectly into a wall outlet. Extension cords are intended for Use light bulbs that match or questions you should ask yourselfExtension cords and power strips temporary use. Look how you are are lower than the wattage on as you go about your work areasmust not be used. using the provided outlets and if the lamp or fixture. There should and home, courtesy of the USAG Especially important this time needed, rearrange the equipment to be a sticker that indicates the Daegu Directorate of Public Works energy manager. These tips may help you prevent fires and save the Garrison a few bucks: • Are lights off in areas unoccupied for more than five minutes? • Is the air conditioner or heater turned off in unoccupied space? • Are doors and windows for a conditioned space closed? • Is the thermostat set between 55-74 degrees (12.8 – 23.3 C)? • Are electronic devises turned off in unoccupied spaces or when they are not needed? • Are restroom lights and fans turned off when nobody is actually using them? • Are exterior lights off during daytime hours? • Are exhaust fans and lights in laundry room run only when required? Electrical power injures and kills people every year. The Consumer P ro d u c t S a f e t y C o m m i s s i o n estimates that 50 people die every year from accidental electrocutions involving home wiring, panel boards, circuit breakers, and outlets. Another 40 electrocutions each year involve household appliances. Re p o r t e l e c t r i c a l p ro b l e m quickly to DPW and follow up! If you have an outlet that is arcing, or sparking, or smoking, try to safely de-energize it and call 9-1-1 or 0505-764-5911 right away! Even though you de-energized it, you may have a fire growing in the wall! Saving energy = preventing fires.x
    • USAG-D • PAGE 26http://daegu.korea.army.mil USAG DAEGU THE MORNING CALM News & Notes CYS Services New Family Child Care Home Opens CYSS is proud to welcome Amanda Dwyer as our new FCC provider. Her home is located on Camp George. All FCC providers go through extensive training, background checks and home inspections. Please call 764-4835 for more imformation about this program and to find out how you can become an FCC provider. We are particulary looking for providers who want to open up their homes for evening and weekend care. DeCA/Exchange Advisory Council Wonder why they don’t have patis in the Commissary? Can’t find an Otter© case for your iPhone4© in the Exchange? Well, on Wednesday at the Daegu High School on Camp Walker, from 3:30 p.m., Ms. Henderson, Exchange Southern Region Director and and Mr. Miraflor, DeCA Store Director will host a DeCA/Exchange Council - open to the community for you to voice your ideas, sugggestions and concerns! Courage To Change “I am responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. to be there. And for that, I am responsible.” The USAG Daegu A.A. group meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Camp Walker Chapel Annex. For more information please call 010- 8023-7455. Mandatory Personal Financial Management Training Every Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Camp Henry Army Community Services (ACS) Classroom, Special Needs Accommodation Process a SNAP at ACS family members are welcome on a space available basis. This course is Story by Mirian Houston comprised of eight sessions mandated mirian.f.houston.civ@mail.mil by Department of the Army for First DAEGU GARRISON — The Special Term Soldiers. This class teaches how Needs Accommodation Process is a to develop a personal budget/spending multi-disciplinary team that assists in plan; recognize signs of financial determining the safest, least restrictive trouble and where to get assistance; and most appropriate placement the importance of credit and how to of children that require childcare, establish a savings account, emergency school age services, youth services, or savings and long term savings; how to recreational sports and fitness activities. make the consumer decisions; how to The purpose of this team is to work plan for large and small purchases; and with the parent to ensure that the child’s how to plan insurance needs on life, experiences while in Child & Youth auto, personal property, and home. Services are successful. Call 768-7112 for further information. SNAP is designed to evaluate health, developmental, physical, social, emotional, learning and behavioral Swimming Classes issues that affect your child. It is both Camp Carroll Pool their philosophy and goal, when possible, (Sun, 5 p.m.) 765-7708 to honor personal choices for CYS Camp Walker Pool services. (Mon-Wed & Fri 4 p.m.) 764-3873 Through every step ACS are partners Both Classes are for Adults in your child’s success. The SNAP serves ($50 per person, Soldiers are free) as a communication link with all agencies involved in providing services to your child. The objective is to match the child’s needs with the appropriate placement. Mirian Suber Houston, USAG Daegu manager for the Exceptional Family Member Program, Camp Spring Fever The SNAP also serves as an advocate to Henry shares SNAP informational updates with an inquiring customer. — Photo by Lee, Sae mi Spring Fever ensure that the individual rights of your 5Km / 2-Mile Walk treatment, copies of the IFSP/IEP, - CYSS Coordinator and CYSS program child are protected and respected. and behavior improvement plans/ representatives March 17th Parent participation is extremely Camp Walker Kelly Field contracts). All of these items are - Early Inter vention Ser vices important. You will be informed of needed to facilitate the SNAP process. Representative (as needed) Starts at 8 a.m. the date, time and location of the Sign up at Kelly Fitness Center Please provide current documentation. Upon completion of application at SNAP. In order to assist with this SNAP Team Members are: the CYSS registration for child care , 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. placement process you may be asked 764-4800 - Parent/Guardian a SNAP meeting will be scheduled for to provide specific information (e.g., - Exceptional Family Member Program either the 2nd or 4th Thursday of the medical documentation, statements (EFMP) Manager month by the U.S. Army Garrison Daegu of illnesses, allergies, reactions and -Army Health Nurse EFMP Manager. x
    • MARCH 09, 2012 USAG DAEGU USAG-D • PAGE 27 http://daegu.korea.army.mil Inspirational “Tweet Surrender” womenBy Pfc. Bang Bong-joobongjoo.bang@us.army.mil March is Women’s History Month, giv- ing us our theme. This week: What ac- complishment by a woman or women has benefitted you the most? Mark Halferty Facebook Fan I think we can start with our Moms- they had something to do with the key piece of getting things kicked off for all of us! Lee Jun Ho Facebook Fan No one knows what crime he committed, but the act must have troubled this little bird enough to seek a second chance. On the other hand, the amnesty box might simply have been an ideal Oprah Winfrey location for a new nest. — Courtesy photo by Mary B. Grimes The reason why I chose her is because of her success. Despite the hardships she faced when she was young, she was strong enough to be- come who she is now. She influenced to me to Safety Sidebar: Welding safety tips become stronger no matter what. If she could - During welding and cutting operations, sparks and molten spatter are formed which withstand what she experienced when she was sometimes fly considerable distances. Sparks have also fallen through cracks, pipe holes or young, I can withstand any challenges that other small openings in floors and partitions, starting fires in other areas which temporarily comes my way. may go unnoticed. For these reasons, welding or cutting should not be done near flammable materials unless every precaution is taken to prevent ignition. - Hot pieces of base metal may come in contact with combustible materials and start fires. Fires CPL and explosions have also been caused when heat is transmitted through walls of containers to Na a flammable atmosphere or to combustibles within containers. Anything that is combustible or flammable is susceptible to ignition by cutting and welding. Facebook Fan USAG Daegu recognizes Dongsan Hospital volunteer Marie Curie She dedicated to modern physics by research- ing radioactive matters. Her feat affected me to decide what to choose for my major. Kim Yo Sep Facebook Fan Yoo Gwan Soon; “March” and “Women”, these two words make me think of a person in Kore- an History. She was independentista who had participated the civilians’ campaign against the Japanese Empire on March 1, 1919 ( This day commemorates the Declaration of Indepen- dence proclaimed, we just had this Korean holi- day last week.) and distributed out the Korean national flags to the civilians. Members of the USAG Daegu community met at Camp Walker’s Hilltop Club, Feb. 24 to bid farewell to Dr. Lee, Minji, Director of the International Clinic, Dongsan Hospital in Daegu. Dr. Lee, who has served as a volunteer doctor at Wood Clinic, Camp Walker, will be assuming a KGS position at Camp Casey. Among the many gathered to wish Dr. Lee well on her new journey was USAG Daegu Commander, Col. Kathleen Gavle. — U.S. Army photos by Pfc Bang, Bong-joo
    • USAG-D • PAGE 28http://daegu.korea.army.mil USAG DAEGU THE MORNING CALM Survey, Survey, Survey! SAN ANTONIO -- The Army will survey members of its communities worldwide beginning in March as part of an effort to improve morale, welfare and recreation programs. The survey, conducted by the Marketing Research and Analysis Branch of the Family and MWR Programs directorate, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, seeks to identify what customers are interested in, whether they are using available services and if so, how satisfied they are with the programming their garrison has to offer. The marketing branch will distribute the survey to randomly selected participants at 75 garrisons. According to project managers, this survey will directly aid garrisons by giving them feedback from their communities. “The survey is going to give us the information we need to make sound business decisions based on customer interest,” said Joseph Rayzor, marketing chief for Family and MWR Programs. “There is great value for senior leadership to receive input from the entire Army community,” added Rayzor. “The information from this survey will be used to shape Family and MWR programs and services that support the Army of the future.” Those selected to participate in the Army MWR Services Survey will be contacted by email. Follow-up messages will be sent by postal mail. Survey answers can be submitted online or through traditional means. The survey will remain open from from March through mid April. Results will be analyzed and compiled into a report by late summer 2012. x