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  • The Morning Calm is available online at www.slideshare.com/usaghumphreysAPRIL 6, 2012 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea Volume 10, Issue 24Area III honored for CFC performance By W. Wayne Marlow warren.wayne.marlow@us.army.mil CAMP HUMPHREYS — Unit- ed States Army Garrison Hum- phreys and Area III have been recognized with the Special Merit Award for the Pacific Region for its outstanding performance in the 2011 Combined Federal Campaign. David Satterfield, the Area III Combined Federal Campaign co- ordinator, called the award “the result of a tremendous amount of work. Many units attained 100 percent contact across the board.” The Hum- phreys and Area III communi- ties raised more than $307,000 for charity during the campaign. “For something of this magni- tude, in this day and age, is a tre- mendous outpouring of generosity and hard work,” Satterfield said. “Everybody put their utmost effort into making this a reality.” Particularly noteworthy was the performance of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery. All its batteries attained platinum status for achieving an average contribu- tion of $200 per potential contribu- tor and/or 85 percent participation. “This is the first time I’ve everFrom left, Col. Joseph Moore, Pfc. Michael Weber, and Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer Gray kick off the Combined Federal Campaign seen an element of that size go 100on Oct. 3, 2011. The campaign proved so successful that Humphreys and Area III were given the CFC’s Special Merit Award for the percent contact,” Satterfield said.Pacific region. — U.S. Army photo by Steven Hoover The battalion raised $59,000. xAdvanced Acquisition Planning Conference scheduled for YongsanBy Bobby Sawyer Requiring Activities in Area I and Area II are acquisition planning, procurement package411th Contracting Support Brigade invited to send representatives to the confer- content, the Invited Contractor Program, con- ence. tract offloads, unauthorized commitments, YONGSAN GARRISON — The 411th Con- Conferences for requiring activities serviced and independent government cost estimates,tracting Support Brigade will conduct an Ad- by the Branch Contracting Offices at Osan, among others.vanced Acquisition Planning Conference on Kunsan, Daegu, and Camp Humphreys, will be To attend, or for more information, contactMay 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Army held later. Kan, Un-ok at 724-3167 or unok.kang.ln@mail.Community Service (Bldg. 4106), in room 118. Topics to be covered will include advanced mil, by April 26. x GARRISONS Deputy Shaping up USFK News P02Inside commander and slimming down USAG Red Cloud P05 USAG Casey P05 bids farewell on Camp Henry USAG Yongsan P09 USAG Humphreys P21 USAG Daegu P25 Page 21 Page 26 Sights & Sounds P03 Command Perspective P04 Photo Feature Page P16
  • NEWS • PAGE 2 NEWS THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Published by The United States Army Garrison Humphreys Public Affairs Office Managing Editor: Edward N. Johnson Senior Editor: Wayne Marlow USAG RED CLOUD Commander: Col. Hank Dodge Public Affairs Officer: Kevin Jackson Writer/Editor: Franklin Fisher Staff Writers: Spc. Mardicio Barrot, Pfc. Lee, Jae-gwang USAG YONGSAN Commander: Col. William P. Huber Public Affairs Officer: Mark Abueg Command Information Officer: Jane Lee Writer/Editor: Cpl. Choi Sung-il Staff Writers: Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, Cpl. Han Samuel, Pfc. Lee Hyokang Intern: Melissa Wetherbee USAG HUMPHREYS Commander: Col. Joseph P. Moore Public Affairs Officer: Edward N. Johnson Command Information Officer: Steven Hoover Writer/Editor: Wayne Marlow Staff Writer: Cpl. Han Jae-ho USAG DAEGU Commander: Col. Kathleen A. Gavle Public Affairs Officer: Philip Molter Command Information Officer: Mary Grimes Staff Writers: Pfc. Bang Bong-joo, Pfc. Jeong, Hyuk-soo Interns: Park Min-jin, Lee Sae-mi, Lee Seung-bin, Raven Calloway, Kang Eun-byeol, Choi Kyoung-jae 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. Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising Telephone: DSN 315-738-5005 Fax: (02) 790-5795 E-mail: oppress@kornet.net Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post Mobile postal mission boosts morale SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Phone: DSN 738-4068 E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil By Spc. Isaac Castleberry diers know there is no end to what rale. Even starting at basic it would 6th Battalion, 52nd ADA the unit would do to boost their always lift your spirits to receive morale.” mail.” SEOSAN AIR BASE — Over- Williams, who engineered the Sergeant Tamilyn Mendiola was seas, living away from loved ones, program, spoke of the reasoning both shocked and amazed as she presents a hardship that many ser- behind the idea. opened her care package. Mendiola vice members may face one time or “I thought it’d be something new said, “I never expected my package another in their military careers. for the S-1 shop and mail room to to be brought to the field site. See- Couple that with a lack of outside boost the morale of Soldiers,” Wil- ing this care package (delivered) communication and care packages, liams said. “We know that mail made my whole week. I was truly due to field training exercises, and from loved ones is one of the big- surprised.” you have a recipe for morale dete- gest morale boosters in the military. So whether it’s behind the coun- rioration. And, Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy ter in a garrison mail room or in a But on March 27, Soldiers of A Hockenberry agreed this would be field environment, Soldiers of the Battery, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air a memorable event for Soldiers.” Iron Horse battalion can train eas- Submitting stories or photos to Defense Artillery received a special Leader’s predictions on the im- ier knowing their mail will arrive The Morning Calm Weekly gift, as Capt. Lonnie Williams, the pact mail would have on Soldiers safe. Send your Letters to the Editor, guest commen- battalion S-1 officer, and mail room couldn’t have been any more ac- The program took place during taries, story submissions, photos and other clerks worked to boost morale by curate. As Soldiers received their 6-52’s external valuation, a week items to: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. holding Suwon’s first ever mobile packages, they wore appreciative long field exercise designed to All items are subject to editing for content and to postal mission. expressions. bring outside evaluators into the insure they conform with DoD guidelines. “This was no easy feat,” Williams Private First Class Shawn Mull- battalion in order to provide feed- The Morning Calm Online Edition: said. “It took a lot of hard work, ings may be new to the Army, but back and share training tips. slideshare.com/usaghumphreys planning, and coordination be- he knows the overall importance Williams said the Iron Horse tween units to transport the mail to mail plays in a Soldier’s life. Mull- mail room team was helped in the and from the field site. But in the ings said, “I think mail delivered to mail delivery mission by Soldiers end, it was all worth it to let Sol- the field is great for Soldiers’ mo- from F Company, 6-52. x
  • APRIL 6, 2012 CULTURE NEWS • PAGE 3 Police Blotter The following entries were ex- cerpted from the police blotters the previous week. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. Area I Assault. Subjects one and two were involved in a verbal alterca- tion while playing pool at an off post establishment. The con- frontation turned physical when they started pushing each other. Subjects one and two were then separated by others. Subject one left the scene before MPs arrived. MPs took pictures of Subject two and released him on his own re- cognizance. Subject two later re- ported to the Provost Marshal’s Office, where he was advised of his legal rights, which he waived, rendering a written sworn state- ment neither admitting nor de- nying the offense. Subject two was then released to his unit. Subject one later reported to the PMO, where he was advised of his legal rights, which he waived rendering a written sworn state- ment admitting to the offense. Area II DUI, traffic accident with- out injuries. Investigation re- vealed the Subject, while operat- ing a privately owned vehicle off post, struck the first Victim’s ve- hicle. The Subject then proceed- ed to change lanes and struck the second Victim’s vehicle. The Subject then fled the scene. Damage to the Subject’s vehicle consisted of dents and scratches to the right front fender and left rear door. Damage to the first Victim’s vehicle consisted of paint transfer and scratches to the left rear fender and bumper. Damage to the second Victim’s Building 63: A testament to Korea’s modernity vehicle consisted of dents, paint transfer and scratches to the right front bumper. Korean Na- tional Police later contacted the When this building, called 63 City, was built in 1985, it was the tallest building outside the United States - an impressive Subject and detected the aroma 817 feet and 60 stories high, (there are three basement levels making a total of 63 floors, hence it’s alias. Until 2003, it was of alcoholic beverage emitting Korea’s tallest building. Its cost was about $161 million. The skyscraper houses headquarters for multiple major Korean com- from her. The Subject was given panies but there are several tourist attractions located inside as well. On the ground level there is a sea world complete with an blood alcohol test, with a re- numerous aquariums, an Imax theater, and a shopping mall with approximately 90 stores. There is also a wax museum, the sult of .205 percent. The Subject was apprehended and transport- world’s tallest art gallery (on the 60th floor), international restaurants on the 59th floor and family restaurants on the 58th ed to the KNP station, where she floor. The building is located on Yeouido Island and overlooks the Han River. To get there take the subway, Line 5 to Yeouinaru was processed and released into Station, Exit 4 and walk about 500 meters. — U.S. Army photo by Russell Wicke MP custody. The Subject was then transported to the PMO. The Subject was issued a memo- randum to show cause suspend- SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off–post events and activities ing her driving privileges. The Korea House Folk Performance — A Favorite for Foreign Visitors Area III The Korea House folk performance Center for Korean Traditional Per- dhist solo dance in white clothing),” Human trafficking, as- team, established by the Founda- forming Arts, and dancers from the and “Barachum (a Buddhist ritual sault. The complainant stated tion for the Preservation of Cultural National Dance Company in Korea dance)” are usually enjoyed by foreign that while talking with the vic- Properties (FPCP), which helps pre- perform Korean traditional music and visitors. tim, she informed him that ev- serve and promote Korean traditional dance every afternoon. The regular folk performance held ery night before work she had to cultural arts, presents a spectacular In particular, programs like at the Korea House presents eight di- provide her passport to the bar Korean performing arts showcase “Sinawi,” “Buchaechum (a traditional verse performances for about an hour. owner. The complainant further throughout the year for both natives fan dance),” “Salpuri (a traditional Performances will be held through stated each night she is expected and foreign visitors. shamanism dance),” “Pansori (a tra- May 31 at Seoul-si Jung-gu Pildong to meet a certain quota of drinks Inside the Korea House is a folk ditional narrative song),” “Bukchum 2-ga 80-2. purchased from her by patrons performance hall, which holds 156 (a traditional drum dance),” “Bong- To get there take the subway Lines of the bar, and if this quota is seats, where human cultural proper- santalchum (a traditional Bonsan 3 or 4 to Chungmuro Station, Exit 3. not met, she is pushed by the bar ties, performers from the National masked dance),” “Seungmu (a Bud- For times call 2266-9101. owner. The investigation was re- ferred to KNP. Source: http://www.seoulselection.com; www.korea.net, http://english.tour2korea.com, www.visitseoul.net — No endorsement implied.
  • NEWS • PAGE 4 NEWS THE MORNING CALMPutting an end to sexual assaultsBy Col. Kathleen GavleDaegu Garrison commander DAEGU — The month of April al-lows us to step back and highlightsome very important programs whichgo to the core of our business – namelytaking care of the Soldiers, Civiliansand Family members who live, workand play on our installations. U. S. Army Garrison HumphreysCommander, Col. Joseph Moore, hasalready written about the Month of theMilitary Child last week, so I wouldlike to address another key part of thatcommitment to you – Sexual AssaultAwareness Month. The history of SAAM dates to the1970’s when marches in England,called “Take Back the Night,” were or-ganized by women to raise awareness — Col. Kathleen Gavle —of the violence they met as they walkedthe streets of London. facts and circumstances of individual Each year in April, state, territory, cases, and helping to establish a com-tribal and community-based organiza- mand climate of prevention based ontions, rape crisis centers, government mutual respect and trust, that rec-agencies, businesses, campuses and ognizes and embraces diversity andindividuals plan events and activities values the contributions of all of ourto highlight sexual violence as a public members.health, human rights and social justice Here in Area IV, our USAG Daeguissue and reinforce the absolute re- Sexual Harassment/Assault Responsequirement for prevention efforts. and Prevention, or “SHARP,” coordi- The Department of the Army SAAM nator, Sgt. 1st Class Kacie Dunn, hasobservance follows the same guide- joined with other unit SHARP coor-lines and continues to be a key ele- dinators to organize a number of ac-ment of the “Force Behind the Fight” tivities to throw a spotlight on SAAM.to end sexual harassment and sexual Today, all day, they focus on a Humanassault. The theme we chose, “Achiev- Ribbon and restroom safety at theing Cultural Change through Dignity Camp Walker Exchange, Henry’s Place,and Respect,” is designed to influence the Hilltop, Evergreen, Hideaway andthe social norms of everyone from the bowling alleys. On April 16, 18 and 19 atnewest recruits to DA Civilians and ca- the Camp Walker Exchange, and Aprilreer Soldiers. 17 and 20 at the Camp Carroll Food Let me make one thing crystal clear: Court, they’ll focus on SHARP Triviasexual assault is a crime and has no and Teal Ribbon Campaigns from 11:30place in our Army. It is incompatible a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.with our Army core values of Loyalty, She also has scheduled April 19 asRespect, Selfless Service, Honor, In- Honor Denim day, when we can pro-tegrity and Personal Courage, under- mote peace over violence and show ourmines unit cohesion and prevents us solidarity with the cause by wearingfrom working effectively as a team. jeans. But this is a month-long celebra- All leaders, military and Army Ci- tion, so I challenge you to show yourvilians at every level must maintain an support by making that Honor Denimenvironment free from sexual assault Fridays for the rest of the month –and attitudes and behaviors that pro- April 13, 20 and 27.mote or accept such acts, and must en- Remember, one sexual assault issure that each individual understands one too many! It takes the personaltheir role in combating this crime. involvement of each one of us for suc- We will continue to focus on caring cessful prevention of this debilitatingfor victims, taking appropriate action crime.against alleged violators based on the “Make a Difference!” x
  • USAG RED CLOUDAPRIL 6, 2012 USAG-RC • PAGE 5 http://redcloud.korea.army.milChili pot that will keep on givingCivic-minded cook-off winner donates big TV to Red CrossBy Franklin Fisher classes at Red Cloud, said its station me representing Red Cross from thefranklin.s.fisher2.civ@mail.mil manager, Leonard Mendonca. beginning,” said Smith, “Any prizes Mendonca was scheduled to give that I won during the competition I CAMP RED CLOUD — It used to be CPR and first aid training this week to was going to donate for Red Cross.”that if the Red Cross needed to show eight people from the Camp Red Cloud He had two aims, he said. One, totraining videos to people taking first dental clinic, something scheduled support the Red Cross “and what theyaid or other classes at Camp Red Cloud, before Smith won and donated the TV. do.” But also to “lead by example” andthey’d have to bus them all the way to “I probably woulda had to put ‘em take part in community events in hopesCamp Casey to watch the videos. on a bus and send ‘em to Casey,” said of encouraging others to do so. That’s because their TV at Red Mendonca. “Because there are a lot of goodCloud was only a 12-inch screen and “But now,” said Mendonca, “I don’t things that are going on out there inthings just got too strained if ten or so have to do that. I can keep ‘em right the community,” Smith said.had to crowd around that one small here on my base. Now, with this TV in Smith’s winning recipe is closelyscreen. the classroom – wow! Forty-two inch. held, just in case he competes in future But no longer, thanks to the prize- They can just sit there comfortably and chili contests.winning cooking talents and civic- see it.” But he did disclose a few thingsminded generosity of a retired Soldier It was at Mendonca’s urging that about his winning approach to thewho now works for the U.S. Army Smith entered the chili cook-off. cook-off.Garrison Red Cloud in Uijeongbu. That goes back to one day last month “The plan was just to keep it simple John Smith – his real name, not during the annual Key Resolve exercise. as far as the recipe, something I thoughtan alias – won first-prize for his entry Both were among those working long people would like, not trying to make itin the March 24 chili cook-off at Red hours in the Red Cloud command post too hot to where it was inedible, but toCloud’s Mitchell’s Club. Smith, 43, is and Smith brought in a big pot of his where it was something people wouldtraining support specialist with USAG chili and shared it with the others. enjoy.Red Cloud’s Directorate of Plans, “And I was ‘Oh my God, this is He did have one strong clue duringTraining, Mobilization and Security. great,’” said Mendonca. “I kid you not, the contest that his might well be the His prize was a brand new 42-inch it was a big pot and that chili was gone winning entry.Panasonic plasma TV. And he promptly in 15 minutes. Everybody grabbed a big While they were in Mitchell’sdonated it to the Red Cross, where his bowl of it and it was gone in 15 minutes. awaiting the decision of the three-judgewife Jhona is a devoted volunteer who’s “I started talking to him,” said panel, samples were made available to At Camp Red Cloud March 24, John Smithhelped recruit dozens more volunteers. Mendonca. “Told him we were having the spectators.Smith retired as a sergeant first class in a chili cook-off and I said ‘Have you One spectator in particular was of the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud stirs2010 after 21-years in uniform. ever thought of entering a contest? I enjoying bowl after bowl of Smith’s the chili that won him first prize at the This was his very first cooking need someone to represent Red Cross. chili. chili cook-off at Mitchell’s Club. Smithcontest. Your wife’s a volunteer. Don’t say no.’ “He stood there like, one after won a 42-inch plasma TV and donated The big new TV will make a huge And then he said okay.” another,” said Smith. “So I kind of had a it to the Red Cross. — Photo courtesy ofdifference for Red Cross training “That was the whole intention of feeling I had a pretty good product.” x American Forces Network CaseyEarth Day poster contest under wayEffort aims to foster youth interest in environmental protectionBy Franklin Fisher contest combined with other events they’re considering – will especiallyfranklin.s.fisher2.civ@mail.mil drive home three basic points. They’re the “Three Rs,” Langford CAMP RED CLOUD — Taking said.proper care of Earth’s natural “Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse,environment is often thought of as a those three terms,” he said. “Thatgrown-up thing, but officials in Area pretty much wraps up a lot of thingsI think youngsters have an important from energy, water conservation,part to play too. greenhouse gasses. Earth Day 2012 is April 22 and as “We reuse items as long as possible,part of its observance this year, the U.S. he said. “There’s no reason to throwArmy Garrison Red Cloud is holding an out a perfectly good plastic bottle orEarth Day poster contest for students plastic container that you can storeat two schools in Dongducheon something in.They’re from Casey Elementary “If it is not possible to do that anySchool at Camp Casey and local Bosan longer, to recycle it,” said Langford.Elementary School. And, he said, “We reduce our It’s the third year in a row that dependency on the resources of thethe garrison’s Directorate of Public earth.” xWorks has mounted an Earth Dayposter contest with Casey Elementaryand off-post Korean students, saidEverett Langford, chief of DPW’senvironmental division. At Camp Casey in April 2011, students from the Kyungmin International Christian “One of our biggest interests is School in Uijeongbu view posters submitted for the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud’sgetting young people involved,” said Earth Day 2011 poster contest. Their school took part in the contest along with studentsLangford. “This was a great way to from the Casey Elementary School. The garrison is again holding a poster contest forget the next generation interested in this year’s Earth Day, which is April 22. The Casey School will again participate, alongenvironmental protection.” with students from Bosan Elementary School in Dongducheon. — U.S. Army photo Each school will select the ten bestposters its students turn in, then judges The posters will then be kept gasses, others just general protectionwill choose the best from among the on display for some days inside the of the environment. Anything that ties20 submissions, he said. Exchange. in with protection of the environment Winners will be judged by members The subject of each poster can and Earth Day,” Langford said of pastof the USAG Red Cloud command and be “simply anything to do with an submissions.staff and announced at a ceremony environmental theme,” he said. Garrison officials are hoping thisApril 19 outside the Casey Exchange. “We’ve had some on greenhouse year’s Earth Day effort – the poster
  • USAG-RC • PAGE 6http://redcloud.korea.army.mil USAG RED CLOUD THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Exercise hones COLT platoon skills Water Outage A water outage affecting all areas of Rodriguez Range is scheduled for April 7 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The outage is to allow work on water lines at bldg. 1255 VMF. For By Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Aird to destroy an entire mechanized more information, call 730-3741. 1st Brigade Combat Team battalion; their capacity to achieve Public Affairs battlefield results is exceptional, The Passion of Christ Marcum said. The Protestant Congregation RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE The COLT teams spent five days of the Warrior Chapel on Camp COMPLEX – Soldiers whose job it is training as if they were out ahead of Red Cloud is sponsoring a special to range far ahead of friendly lines, friendly lines. Other Soldiers were showing of the acclaimed Mel search undetected for enemy forces there in the role of enemy forces. Gibson-directed movie, “The and pinpoint them for artillery and They set up observation posts to Passion of Christ” at 6:30 p.m., airstrikes, got to practice those skills detect enemy movement, evaded the April 7 at the chapel annex. Light here recently, at night and in below- enemy, and tried to stay awake. refreshments will be available freezing weather. “We spent two nights outside,” and a discussion will follow the The Soldiers are with the 2nd said Sgt. Kyle Koch, a 27 year-old team movie. For more information, Infantry Division’s Headquarters and leader from Freemont, Neb. “We slept call 732-6016. Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, in shifts to mimic how we would sleep 15th Field Artillery Regiment. during combat.” Easter Sunrise Service They took part in a training exercise And there was the weather. An Easter Sunrise Service will be called COLT PENTOMIC, held early “It was definitely a learning held at 6:30 a.m., April 8 on the last month. experience to stay outside over night Village Green at Camp Red Cloud. They’re members of what’s called a and endure the cold,” said Bradford. The guest speaker is Chaplain Combat Observation Lasing Team and Besides providing realistic training, (Col.) David L. Waters, Sr., the are assigned to their battery’s COLT COLT PENTOMIC helped prepare United Nations Command, Platoon. them for the months ahead, when Combined Forces Command The platoon operates in small teams they’ll train with National Guard units and United States Forces Korea far from friendly forces, according to from the States and with South Korean Command chaplain. Fellowship Spc. Robert Roberts, a member of COLT 1st Lt. Colin Marcum, COLT platoon Army troops, Marcum said. and a continental breakfast will leader, HHB, 1-15th FA. platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters “Being on a COLT team is a great be served following the service. Compared to other Soldiers, COLT opportunity to enhance my skills as Battery, 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regular services will be held at teams have a higher probability of a forward observer,” said Pvt. Justin Regiment, pulls security with his M-240B their normal times. For more capture or death. Bradford, a 20-year-old from Grand machine gun. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. information, call 732-6016. However, they have the ability Rapids, Mich. x 1st Class Brandon Aird Casey School Schedule Spring recess begins at Casey Elementary School April 9. Classes resume April 16. For more information, call 730-6444. Troops to Teacher A Troops to Teacher session is scheduled for April 10 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Camp Casey Elementary School. It’ll involve Soldiers from the Better Opportunities for Single (and unaccompanied) Soldiers program. For more information call 010-2943-0084. Banks Closed Community Banks in Area I and across the peninsula will be closed April 11 for the Republic of Korea Election Day. Dueling Piano Players Area I will host an unusual musical event, Dueling Piano Players, April 11 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Camp Casey’s Gateway Club. The program typically involves contemporary rock & roll music along with humorous bits that involve lyric substitutions and audience participation. For more information, call 730-3400. First Aid/CPR Class The American Red Cross is offering a first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation Area I cuts cake to raise awareness, end cycle of abuse (adults, children and infants) class from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., April 13 Mike Turrieta, (left) acting deputy to the garrison commander for U.S. Army Garrison Casey, Brenda McCall from the Army in the ACS Classroom, bldg. 2441 Community Service’s Family Advocacy Program and Sgt. 1st Class Bobby Woodruff, 2nd Infantry Division equal opportunity on Camp Casey. The deadline advisor (left to right), prepare to cut a cake commemorating Sexual Assault Awareness Month at the Camp Casey ACS April 2. to register is April 12. For more It was the first of several events ACS planned for the Area I community this year, including a 5K Fun Run/Walk April 14 and a information, call 730-3184. prayer breakfast April 21, both of which will be held at Camp Casey. For more information about these and other events, call 730-3107/3150. — U.S. Army photo by Robert Haynes
  • APRIL 6, 2012 USAG RED CLOUD USAG-RC • PAGE 7 http://redcloud.korea.army.milIn education, fertilizer for growthBy Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth Knight, prevention coordinator with the U.S. fertilized everyday and I want you to remember thatJefferey.troth@us.army.mil Army Garrison Red Cloud’s Army Substance Abuse you are never too old – you continue to grow, you Program, spoke to those in attendance about the continue to learn,’” she said her mother told her. CAMP CASEY — Have you been fertilized today? lessons she learned from her mother and how that Continuing to grow was the message of the day at That was the question that Sandra Knight was empowered her throughout her life. the symposium, as presenters and guests alike testedasked by her mother throughout her life. “I never meet a person who was as smart as she their knowledge of women’s history. Knight was the keynote speaker at this year’s Area was with only a 6-grade education,” said Knight. “She Quizzes made them break out their smart phonesI Women’s Professional Development Symposium would make you feel like life was a playground and and delve into books to find out who was the firstheld at Camp Casey’s Community Activity Center, all you had to do was learn the rules.” woman to run for President of the United States andMarch 30. This meant that you had to be able to keep score, who was the first Hispanic woman to serve as the which meant you needed to know how to do math. U.S. treasurer. Her mother also taught her that in life as in any game, “There are many sources of power in the world,” it doesn’t always go your way. For this reason you have said Maj. Jeanne Godfroy, during her opening to know how to read and “how to communicate, be remarks. “The common thread among all sources able to study and prove your point of view, and be of power is that keeping and welding it necessitates confident” in knowing what you are saying is correct. education.” All eight of the children had jobs to help prepare To help inform those at the symposium, Anthony them for life. Even the boys had to learn how to cook Barkley, the Area I health and fitness facilitator, set and clean so they wouldn’t have to depend on anyone up a display and talked about the health issues that else. One of Knight’s jobs was to start a fire in the women face depending on their ethnic background. family’s wood burning stove. “We specifically wanted someone here to talk “’I want you to learn how to make a fire so that you about women’s health,” said Dacia Florencio-Eady, can stay warm. Because sometimes if you depend the installation EEO Women’s Program Manager on a man you may freeze to death,’” Knight said her and coordinator of the symposium. “We have such mother had told her. a diverse community here and I wanted the women One of Knight’s other jobs as a child was to plant to know how their ethnicity can be a factor to their and maintain a garden. One day her mom asked her health” why she put fertilizer on her garden. Knight recalls To aid their health, Robert Gobble, Area I fitness thinking “I know this one” and confidently replied, director, lead the attendees in a 15-minute low- “so they grow and to keep the insects from eating impact exercise session that they would be able to them.” do in their work area or at home. He told them they “My mom told me I was correct, but, when you don’t need a lot of time or equipment to stay healthy. read and study that is your fertilizer. It allows you to Keeping one’s self healthy is good, but Knight grow and be able to keep yourself strong so that this believes that we need to help others as well. world won’t eat you up when things come to destroy “Are you fertilizing anybody in your life?” askedSandra Knight talks about how her mother empowered you,” said Knight. Knight. “Everyone needs to find someone they canher. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth “’I want to make sure that you get good and fertilize and help to grow.” x Camp Stanley New Car Sales Exchange Reopened On April 04 at Camp Stanley, Ki Un-chong, Exchange service business manager, Pfc. Derin Vrana of the 46th Transporta- tion Company, Sal Salvucci, Area I & II Exchange New Car Sales manager, Sgt. Maj. James Pigford, Exchange Pa- cific Region senior enlisted advisor, Sgt. Amber Amerson from the 46th Transporta- tion Company and Gloria Cho, general manager of the Korea Northern Exchange, cut the ribbon celebrating the grand re-opening of the Area I Ex- change New Car Sales. It is lo- cated next to the Camp Stan- ley Exchange. ENCS had been closed at Camp Stanley for two years. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Song Ji-hun
  • APRIL 6, 2012 USAG YONGSAN USAGY • PAGE 9 http://yongsan.korea.army.milSoldiers create green space in YongsanBy Cpl. Choi Sungil Yongsan joined the city of Yongsan-gu to give san and Korea.”sungil.choi.fm@mail.mil back to the Community by planting hundreds of During the tree planting event, Soldiers trees and shrubs at Yongsan Family Park, March teamed up with Yongsan-gu Civilians to pro- YONGSAN GARRISON - April, the spring sea- 29. vide a solid foundation and environment for theson when all living things come to life, is upon “I find it fitting that this tree represents our trees to grow. The process to plant trees was notus. In celebration of Arbor Day and the ROK- friendship together,” said USAG Yongsan Depu- a simple task so it fostered cooperation betweenU.S. Alliance, Soldiers from Headquarters and ty Garrison Commander Henry Stuart. “Because the two nations.Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison over time, it, just like our friendship, will grow The Yongsan Family Park where Soldiers and and mature. When fully grown, these trees are Civilians planted trees has special significance large and beautiful. I am fully confident that, as it had been used as a golf course until 1992 like these trees, our alliance will continue to by U.S. Forces Korea. It now serves as one of the grow, strengthen and become great as we main- tain peace, prosperity and democracy in Yong- — See green space, Page 11 —Left, Mayor of Yongsan-gu, Sung Jang-hyun(left), and Deputy Garrison Commander Henry Stuart(right) plant a tree and cover the roots of a tree with sand at Yongsan Family Park.Right, In observance of Arbor Day, Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG Yongsan and Yongsan-gu Civilians gather up at Yongsan Family Park to planttrees and seedlings, March 29. -U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Choi Sungil‘Sex Signals’ teach about preventing sexual assaultBy Staff Sgt. Cody Harding Addison Elliott, the Installation sation skit, taking in suggestions from The skits often hit on harder top-cody.j.harding2.mil@mail.mil Victim Advocate, said that the train- the audience for what their ‘charac- ics like female sexuality, appearances ing offers something different for the ters’ should act like, including pick- and expectations for both sexes, and YONGSAN GARRISON - Sexual Soldiers than what they would nor- up lines. Even though the Soldiers in how we tend to forgive certain peopleAssault is a serious offense. The Mili- mally have for training. the audience tried to throw the pre- for their actions. As with each skit,tary has zero tolerance for sexual “Everyone’s tired of having a slide senters off with random suggestions, crowd participation was encouraged,assault. An assault can degrade the deck, they’re tired of having someone they made their way through the first and discussions often ran longer thanabilities of a unit, sow distrust among stand up and be lectured to,” Elliott skit without a problem. the skits themselves.its members and keep the unit from said, mentioning the dreaded ‘Death The skit then broke down into a The training moved from alco-being able to perform at their best to by PowerPoint’. “They use Sex Signals discussion over its content, bouncing hol’s role in many sexual assaults toaccomplish the mission. because it’s a little bit racy, a little bit ideas and review off the Soldiers in how the Military’s reporting process The Leadership of the Army has crude sometimes, but that’s the real- the audience. This branched out into worked. They covered how report-made training against sexual assault ity for a lot of these Soldiers.” other topics, which led into a separate ing differs from Restricted, which isone of its priorities, and has spent The show began with an improvi- skit. meant to keep the details personaltime and money on the I AM Strong and private, to Unrestricted, whichCampaign, which encourages Sol- leads into an investigation and formaldiers to Intervene, Act and Monitor charges against an offender.against sexual assault. To help this After the show, Lesser and Sand-new campaign, the Army has invited ers said that the Yongsan crowd was‘Sex Signals’, an improvisation/sketch one of the most receptive audiencescomedy act that concentrates on sex- they’ve worked with.ual assault training, to teach Soldiers “People are very willing to talk andacross the Army. give their opinions,” Lesser said con- Sex Signals made its debut on cerning the crowd. “Sometimes weYongsan Garrison as part of their agree, sometimes we disagree, butoverall South Korean tour, March 27, people are wanting to have that con-28 and 30 at the Yongsan Movie The- versation.”ater. Judith Lesser and Chris Sand- “Yongsan has been the most, wheners, one of the ‘couples’ who present we get to the discussion part of thethe training, held multiple classes training, interactive discussion,”to allow the units of Yongsan to ro- Sanders added. “So much so that alltate through and get educated on the of our shows have run long, and we’vematter at hand. Soldiers sat next to had to end it. We usually have an ac-senior leadership, from colonels to Judith Lesser talks about the ‘appearances’ we have concerning the ideal male and fe- tual ending, just some quick scenes,sergeants, for the Army-wide manda- male roles during a ‘Sex Signals’ training show at the Yongsan theater March 28. -U.S. but we’ve had to drop that and saytory training. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding ‘Sorry, guys, we’re out of time!’” x
  • USAGY • PAGE 10http://yongsan.korea.army.mil USAG YONGSAN THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Environmental superstars honored by Yongsan DPW By Jane Lee jane.k.lee.civ@mail.mil Monthly Men’s Spiritual Fitness Gathering All men and their sons and YONGSAN GARRISON - U.S. daughters are invited April 7 Army Garrison Yongsan Director- from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at South ate of Public Works, Environmen- Post Chapel. Come and enjoy tal Division is dedicated to the free “Manly Man“ breakfast stewardship of USAG Yongsan’s buffet, awsome music and natural resources and Community inspiring message. For more outreach. The hard work of the informations, call 723-3404 or email tommy.m.kramer.ctr@mail. DPW personnel was highlighted mil. during the quarterly Environmen- tal Quality Control Committee (EQCC) meeting, March 29. Environmental Protection Spe- Free Friendship Concert cialist Kwon O-pong was among and Museum Tour! the honorees. The 72-year-old will The Korean American Association retire March 31, after serving Yong- invites all USFK Military and san Garrison for 27 years. Accord- Department of the Army Civilian ing to William Rogers, DPW Envi- employees and their Families over 12 years old to the Yong Theater ronmental Division Chief, Kwon is in the National Museum of Korea a jack of all environmental trades. U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Deputy Commander Henry Stuart presents DPW Environ- on Monday April 9 for a classical “He is the oldest and most ener- mental Protection Specialist Kwon O-pong with a certificate of appreciation for his 27 concert from 7-9 p.m. KAA is getic among our staff,” Rogers said. years of dedicated service to the Garrison during the Environmental Quality Control also offering a free guided tour of “He is dedicated to the protection Committee meeting March 29. -U.S. Army photo by Jane Lee the museum from 5:30-6:40 p.m. of the Garrison’s natural environ- prior to the concert. Selections ment.” As a testament to his tireless semi-annual inspections,” Environ- include Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, In his nearly three decades of dedication, even though he will mental Protection Specialist Robin Tchaikovsky and much more. Free service, Kwon worked in Hazardous be retired, Kwon will return dur- Gaines said. “They set the standard transportation is available at 4:30 Waste Management, Environmen- p.m. from the Chosun Gift Shop. ing Earth Week celebrations next for excellence. I can count on them For more information and/or tal Compliance and most recently month to lead two Cultural and to ensure compliance with proper ticket reservations contact USFK in Cultural and Natural Resources. Natural Resource tours on post storage, disposal and documenta- PAO COMREL at pacom.yongsan. “I am an old man. I know the his- April 21. tion.” usfk.list.pao-comrel@mail.mil or tory of Korea -- the history of Japa- Spcs. Matthew Vela and Law- Also honored at the EQCC was call 723-7669 No Later Than April nese occupation,” Kwon explained. rence Go, both of Alpha Company the Hazardous Material Control 2. “When the Korean War broke out, 532nd Military Intelligence Bat- Center (HazMart) team led by I was 10-years-old. Most of the talion, were recognized for going Mark Jolin. HazMart saved Area younger generation don’t care or above and beyond in their roles as II nearly $65,000 in costs and dis- know about cultural resources and Environmental Officers. posal avoidance last fiscal year by USFK Good Neighbor history. They only know English English Camp “With little oversight from their recycling used antifreeze, and by USFK Good Neighbor English Camp and mathematics. They should NCOs, since Jan. 2011 these Soldiers May 13-19, 2012 Volunteer Host know our history.” performed superbly in their unit’s — See environmental, Page 11 — Retired General inspires Yongsan during Women’s Month Families Needed! Hurry, deadline to sign-up is April 16! Demonstrate true American spirit and hospitality by opening your home to our young Korean neighbors. It will By Pfc. Lee Hyo-kang in the Army, March 29. During the day, I never ever wanted to look be an experience of a lifetime for 501st Military Intelligence Brigade back,” said MacDonald, who was you and your family. For sign-up hyokang.lee.fm@mail.mil hosted Women’s Month event, one of the first female cadets to form or more information, please email pacom.yongsan.usfk.list. YONGSAN GARRISON - A re- Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Anne Macdonald graduate from West Point, U.S. pao-comrel@mail.mil or call 723- tired Army general gathered with shared some of her West Point sto- Military Academy. “It was a long, 4685/7669 No Later Than April over a hundred members of the ries and experiences during her 30- difficult four years. It took many 16. For more information see our Yongsan Community here to re- year career in the Army. years later, frankly a lot of matu- Website: http://1.usa.gov/Hg9NFG. f lect on the contribution of women “In fact, when I departed the rity, to realize it was my West Point in history and the role of women academy grounds on graduation experience, the good and the bad, that continues to provide me with the strength and motivation that Youth Summer Camp 2012 empowers me in every aspect of my WHEN: June 17-22, 2012 life.” WHERE:K-16 WHAT: Enjoy crazy camp fun She explained the social land- & energetic, relevant scape of the country, the Army, spiritual inspiration for and West Point at that time. In the teens. 70’s, due to the Watergate scandal, WHO: For youth entering 7th it was a time of suspicion and dis- grade up to graduating cord. Pulling out of Vietnam with- seniors. out a victory, going out in public For more info and registration, call wearing the uniform was not the 010-5797-0631 or email rmerkes@ best idea for Military personnel. clubbeyond.org These were some minor hard- ships. Her biggest concern was how West Point treated female cadets. 8th U.S. Army Retiree Council “A senior Academy leader said in EUSA Retiree Council meets a public forum, ‘Women will enter on the second Tuesday of each the academy over my dead body,’” month from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the Macdonald said This one simple Townhouse Glass Room. Open sentence set an atmosphere for the to all retirees, retiree spouse, and academy that took years to reverse” retiree widows. She informed audiences with three principles that she set after Brigadier General (Retired) Anne Macdonald highlights the Women’s History Month graduation from the academy. She For a complete list of community informa- emphasized that words matter, Recognition event at the R&R Bar and Grill with her inspirational speech about her ex- tion news and notes, visit the everyone wants to belong, and ev- perience at West Point, March 29. 501st Military Intelligence Brigade hosted the event eryone deserves to be treated with USAG Yongsan official website at to remember the contribution of women in history and the role of women in the Army. http://yongsan.korea.army.mail -U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lee Hyo-kang — See women’s month, Page 11 —
  • APRIL 6, 2012 USAG YONGSAN USAGY • PAGE 11 http://yongsan.korea.army.mil GREEN SPACE from Page 9major leisure facilities for Families in Yongsan. “The trees we plant today will be the foundation to build a beautiful Yongsan,” said Yongsan-gu April FoolsMayor Sung, Jang-hyun. “I hope this will be a precious chance for you to realize the importance oftrees and forests and remember that planting one tree today will eventually make the city and itssurroundings environmentally friendly.” x By Cpl. Han Samuel ENVIRONMENTAL from Page 10 samuel.han2.fm@mail.milextending the shelf-life of materials such as paints, petroleum, oil and lubricants. A spotlight during the EQCC was DPW, Environmental Division’s recent Green Neighbor Initia- Did you do something for April Fools? Tell ustive. DPW plans to build on the success of February’s Environmental Awareness Seminar to continue your best April Fools story from either thisreaching out to younger Koreans -- the nation’s future environmental leaders. year or the past. Find out what more than “Our focus is on educating the generation ‘now’,” Gaines said. “The college and graduate students 10,000 Yongsan community members arewho visited during the seminar said we were very misunderstood. They didn’t know what was go- talking about by becoming a USAG Yongsaning on behind our walls, and they left very impressed with our various environmental stewardship Facebook Fan at facebook.com/youryongsan!programs.” Also highlighted at the quarterly meeting were preparations for Earth Week celebrations April Thomas J Quinn14-22. Plans include a 5K Fun Run/ Walk and Earth Day Essay Contest. Stay tuned to Facebook andthe marquees for more information on Earth Week events. x Facebook Fan WOMEN’S MONTH from Page 10dignity and respect. “This event was so inspiring,” said Spc. Rachel Kim, 8th Army Band vocalist, who sang the Na- If you have a kitchen sink with a small spray hose ontional Anthem. “I was very touched by the speech and the whole event.” x the side for dishes (you, the kind that activates by holding the post and trigger together), place a rub- berband around the post and trigger, make sure it is aimed where your significant other ususally stands when turning on the sink...and let the hilarity ensue. Just make sure you have a comfy couch for sleeping on that night. Ron Buss Facebook Fan Years ago I mentioned at the weekly staff meeting that the coming Saturday (April 1st) the signal people would be “blowing the telephone lines.” I explained that this was a process that involved sending high pressure air through the phone circuits for the pur- pose of cleaning and preventive maintenance. The drawback was that if the lines were particularly dirty the area around the telephones would be covered in dust , I recommended that people wrap their phones in plastic before departing for the weekend. That Fri- day afternoon I noticed that quite a few folks took the bait and wrapped their desk phones in plastic trash bags. Samuel Han Facebook Fan Our high school teacher gave a surprise exam once in my International School back in Indonesia. He said that it would be worth 40 percent of the final grade. None of the students knew what April Fools was, so we were shocked. We even had a student who cried, because she thought she would fail. To make up for pranking us though, the teacher gave us ice cream, and we watched a movie instead of class. Shim Sung-ho Facebook Fan I posted on my facebook wall that two girls had asked for my nunber that day. Tons of people commented on my wall post asking what happened, before they realized that it was April 1.
  • USAGY • PAGE 12http://yongsan.korea.army.mil USAG YONGSAN THE MORNING CALM Yongsan wears the eye Gabby keeping her eyes open to the happenings in Yongsan, Korea.- Courtesy photo by Aimee Suebobjoe H See yourself in the Morning Calm when you become a USAG Yongsan Facebook Fan. — Your Yongsan PAO team
  • APRIL 6, 2012 USAG HUMPHREYS USAGH • PAGE 21 http://humphreys.korea.army.milLegal Service director visits HumphreysBy Cpl. Han, Jae-hojaeho.han2.fm@mail.mil CAMP HUMPHREYS — Briga-dier Gen. Flora Darpino, director ofthe Army Legal Service Agency, visitedhere on April 3. She was welcomed by U.S. ArmyGarrison Humphreys Commander,Col. Joseph P. Moore, and attended anoffice call with Moore. Mark Cox, head of the Humphrey-Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobi-lization, and Security, gave Darpino aHumphreys transformation brief. The brief included information onthe relocation of U.S. Forces to CampHumphreys, the master plan execu-tion, family housing plan, land devel-opment, renovation and construction. “Humphreys is transitioning froman installation built primarily forunaccompanied Soldiers,” Cox said.“There has been a three-fold increasein families since 2008, and we are at-tempting to provide adaptable servicesto a changing population. This is thelargest construction program in theArmy.” The brief also touched on the re-location of U.S. Forces and increasedstrategic flexibility, improved forceprotection, and better support to non-combatant evacuation operations.Camp Humphreys will triple in sizefrom 1,210 acres to 3,538. There willalso be a significant increase in popu-lation from 11,000 to approximately34,000. “Beautiful new facilities are beingbuilt here at Camp Humphreys,” Coxsaid. “We are demolishing the old, to Mark Cox, head of the United States Army Garrison Humphreys Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security, briefsmake room for the new.” Brig. Gen. Flora Darpino, commander of the U.S. Army Legal Services Agency, during a visit to Camp Humphreys on April 3. The brief “That is fantastic,” Darpino said. included information on the relocation of U.S. Forces to Camp Humphreys, master plan execution, the family housing plan, land“That is exactly what we need.” x development, renovation and construction. — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Han, Jae-hoHonk! makes some sweet musicBy Rakendra Moore was terrific and humorous and that “I like to see kids smile, so by me When asked what she thought of theUSAG H Public Affairs “the kids are surprisingly good for be- volunteering, it makes me feel good show, Tara McTyson said, “It’s great! ing so young.” to know that I put a smile on some- It’s very funny and it’s something that CAMP HUMPHREYS — “Honk!” No production could do without one’s face,” said D’Mario Fields of the kids and adults can relate to.”made a lot of spectacular noise March backstage hands, or Ninjas, as this 602nd. “My favorite part was when Ugly be-30-31, as Play Bill’s Humphreys Com- group is affectionately known. Soldiers “I volunteer because we are able to came a swan,” added Vanessa Wilson.munity Theatre put on a show that from the 602nd Aviation Support Bat- help out other people, and it has been However, Sam Cunningham may havewasn’t just for the birds. talion’s A Company volunteered for a good experience for all of us” added summed it up best when she said, “I “Honk!” is a musical rendition of the backstage work. Alma Gonzalez, also of the 602nd. liked all of it.” xThe Ugly Duckling and was filled withhumor, song, and dance. It took placeat the Community Activity Center. “Everything was built, hand-sown,or made by the community and therewere donations of items,” said ChristiMancha, production director. The main character of the show wasa bird named Ugly, who was thoughtto be the son of two ducks. Other birdsteased Ugly for being so unattractive. The villain of the show was a con-niving and delightfully evil cat with aFrench accent, who beguiled the maincharacter into “following him homefor lunch.” This led to quite an adventure forUgly, as he was trying to find his wayback to his family. “It was awesome,” said attendeeChrystal Cunningham. “I know theyput a lot of work in it, and it’s great forthe kids to see live theatre.” Roni Gardinier said she thought it Cast members of “Honk!” treat the audience to another rollicking number. — U.S. Army photo by Rakendra Moore
  • USAGH • PAGE 22 USAG HUMPHREYShttp://humphreys.korea.army.mil THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Deputy commander to bid farewell Eggstravaganza set Eggstravaganza, which will fea- By W. Wayne Marlow career by enlisting in the Army in 1973. ture egg and toy hunting, is set warren.wayne.marlow@us.army.mil He served seven years in the Army be- for April 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. fore transitioning to civilian federal on Soldier Field. This year, there service. will also be an Easter bonnet or hat CAMP HUMPHREYS — David W. contest for all age groups. Free hot Frodsham will say goodbye to friends He became the Humphreys deputy dogs, drinks and chips will be avail- and co-workers during a farewell din- garrison commander on Aug. 1, 2007. able for all attendees. The Hippity ner tonight at 6, in the Community Ac- During his time here, Frodsham helped Hoppity Easter Bunny will also be tivity Center here. Frodsham is leaving oversee the beginning of the largest on hand. Also, the five-kilometer United States Army Garrison Hum- construction project in the Army. Also, Earth Day and Family Fun starts at phreys after serving as deputy garrison Humphreys added the Splish & Splash 9 a.m. from Soldier Field. Registra- commander for almost five years. His water park and the Child Development tion for the run starts at 8 a.m. next assignment will be as deputy G1 Center. for the U.S. Army Network Technology Before his current assignment, Estate claim notice Frodsham served the chief of the plans Anyone who has a claim against Command at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. the estate of Sgt. Shauna Brockle- The Camp Humphreys community division with Installation Manage- bank-Adams should contact Chief is better for having been served by ment Command Korea. Warrant Officer 3 Joshua Howe at Frodsham, according to United States Prior to that, he worked in the G3 joshua.w.howe@us.army.mil. Army Garrison Humphreys Com- section at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. While mander, Col. Joseph P. Moore. there, he also served as director of Pet First Aid course “We are what we are as an organi- installation support. Before that, he The American Red Cross will offer David W. Frodsham helped create the United States Army zation because of who we have on the a dog and cat CPR and First Aid team and Dave Frodsham has been a and help the directorates. Europe Multinational Support Cell in course April 9 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. vital part of our service to the com- “He provided mentorship,” Cox said. Bosnia-Herzegovina. in Building 752. This course teaches In Germany, Frodsham held a vari- how to treat emergencies involving munity,” Moore said. “He’s a tireless “You could go to him and now he won’t pets and how to be prepared in the leader who’s focused on taking care of be there anymore. He will be missed, ety of positions related to installation event of pet endangerment. The people.” but he’s been great for this garrison management. cost is $30 per person and includes Directorate heads spoke about how and the community.” His military training includes: the a book and DVD. Space is limited, much Frodsham has meant to the gar- Rick Morizen, chief of the Plans, Army War College; Army Manage- so attendees must register and pay rison. Analysis, and Integration Office, said ment Staff College; Logistics Executive in advance. For more information, “I’m sad to see him go,” said Mark Frodsham leaves Humphreys a better Development Course; Command and call 753-7172. Cox, head of the Directorate of Plans, place than when he arrived. General Staff Officers Course; Person- Training, Mobilization, and Security. “He’s taken the garrison staff to a nel Management for Executives I and Earth Day photo contest “He has provided stable leadership. It higher level of cooperation and pro- II; Organizational Leadership for Ex- April 12 is the deadline for the ecutives; and the Department of De- USAG Humphreys Environmen- will be a big loss for the garrison and ductivity, based on his management tal Office Earth Day photo con- the entire community. It really will be style,” Morizen said. “He lets the direc- fense Equal Employment Opportunity test. For more information, go to felt garrison wide. Off post in Pyeong- torates do what they need to do to be and Affirmative Action for Executives https://www.facebook.com/note. taek, they will feel the same way be- successful. He provides mentorship, Course. php?note_id=353498744689634. cause he had a great relationship with leadership, and guidance. He’s been a He holds a bachelor’s from the Uni- the community.” good boss. He brings a lot of experi- versity of Maryland and a Master of Softball rules clinic Cox described Frodsham as some- ence to the table.” Strategic Studies from the Army War A softball rules clinic for umpires one always willing to share his ideas Frodsham began his federal service College. x and coaches is scheduled for April 15 at the Super Gym, starting at 1 p.m. For more information, call 753-8811. Proclamations signed KATUSA Friendship Week KATUSA/U.S. Soldier Friendship Week is from April 16-20. It is de- signed to promote friendship and cross-cultural understanding be- tween KATUSA and U.S. Soldiers. During the week, KATUSA and U.S. Soldiers strengthen bonds, build on teamwork and esprit de corps through friendly athletic competition and participating in Korean culture and other commu- nity events, while also recognizing their hard work and contributions in the defense of their nations. For more information, contact Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Wilson at 754-8166 or antonio.m.wilson.mil@mail.mil, or Catina Tomlinson at 754-8236 or catina.l.tomlinson.civ@mail.mil. Free bowling The Exceptional Family Member Program is offering free bowling for enrolled families April 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Strike Zone Bowl- ing Center. For more information, contact Takesha Green at 753-6277. Credit class “Using Credit Wisely,” a class de- signed to teach participants how to establish and maintain a good credit rating, is scheduled for April 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Fam- ily Readiness Center (Bldg. 1127). Alexander Carter of Army Community Service speaks about Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month There are also offer various per- during the Commander’s Update Brief at the Super Gym on April 2. After the speech, Col. Joseph P. Moore (left), United States sonal finance classes available each Army Garrison Humphreys Commander, signed the proclamations. The theme for Child Abuse Prevention Month is “It’s no se- month. For more information, call cret. Everyone can help. Keep Army Children Safe and Healthy.” The theme for Sexual Assault Awareness Month is “Achieving 753-8403. Cultural Change Through Dignity and Respect.” — U.S. Army photo by Steven Hoover
  • APRIL 6, 2012 USAG HUMPHREYS USAGH • PAGE 23 http://humphreys.korea.army.mil Facebook Black Hawk Down: Voted the favorite war movie Question of the Week What is your favorite place in Korea to take your family? Nitza Eubank “Seoul.” Sheree Miller “Jeju.” “Black Hawk Down” is a 2001 United States war film depicting the Battle of Mogadishu, a raid integral to the U.S. effort to capture Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. The film is based on the book of the same name by Mark Bowden, which chronicles events of the battle. It was co-produced and directed by Ridley Scott. The film starred Josh Hartnett, Eric Bana, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, William Fichtner and Sam Shepard. “Black Hawk Down” won two Academy Awards, one for Best Film Editing and another for Best Sound. Blair Bogle “We love going to the strawberry farms. They let you eat as many as you want while you pick them, and you get to make jam. The aquarium at Coex and the Taeshin Farm are my kids’ favorites.” 24% of Facebook respondents voted for “Black Hawk Down” as their favorite war movie Lacey Ross “This time of year, any place with cherry blossoms in bloom. Good to be outside again.”Humphreys American School holds spring concert By Mary Kim USAG Humphreys Public Affairs CAMP HUMPHREYS — Humphreys American School held its spring concert April 3 at the Super Gym. The concert opened with the Elementary School Honor Chorus singing “Somewhere Out There,” “Eli- jah Rock,” and “Ahrirang.” Next, the Middle School Beginning Band per- formed four numbers, including “What a Wonderful World,” and “Eventide.” The third performance was by the six-member Middle School Choir. There was also a performance by the Middle School Advanced Band and the HAS Combined Eagle Band. “I would like to thank the community and Col. Moore and all the parents,” said Susanne Wall, mid- dle school music teacher. “ The students worked re-Susanne Wall, Humphreys American Middle School music teacher, leads a rehearsal prior to the spring concert April ally hard to prepare for this and enjoyed the chance3 at the Super Gym. — U.S. Army photo by Mary Kim to perform.” x
  • APRIL 6, 2012 USAG DAEGU USAG-D • PAGE 25 http://daegu.korea.army.milGumi-Cha hospital holds MOU signing with U.S.Story and photos by Lee, Seung-bin services and facilities to U.S. Soldiers, and environment more efficiently.” Echoing hospital, and the strong partnershipseungbin.lee@korea.army.mil is covered under TRICARE. According to similar sentiments, Dr. Choi added, and health care with U.S. Forces and Gumi-Cha Hospital International Clinic “We offer many patients, coming in dependents DAEGU GARRISON — Gumi-Cha officials, the medical facility treated from Camp Carroll, Camp Walker and “I am glad that we are here to recognizeHospital International Clinic held a more than 2,000 U.S. Army Soldiers and foreigners in the Gumi area, an effective that, and support them,” he said. “Their“Memorandum of Understanding” civilian patients in 2011. treatment as well as emergency service.” efforts represent an increase in theplaque hanging ceremony, March 27 U.S. attendees were briefed by “I am so excited to know more about capability of services for U.S. Forces, theirthat promises a long-term relationship Dr. Michael Choi, Director of the the Gumi-Cha hospital and our long- dependents and contractors for Area IV.”with the U.S. Army. Soldiers from the International Clinic and Emergency term relationship, because it makes me Gumi-Cha hospital and USFK inthe 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Department of Gumi-Cha hospital, on feel that we are on the right side and Waegwan have maintained a medicalCommand, along with the Commander Gumi-Cha Hospital’s history and its on the way towards delivering the best agreement since 2004. It continues to65thMedical Brigade, and several Gumi- current capabilities. During the briefing, quality service for our family members provide high-quality medical servicesCha hospital directors attended the Dr. Cho, Soo-ho, President of Gumi-Cha and service members here in Area IV,” to Soldiers and their dependents.ceremony. hospital welcomed all the visitors. said Commander, 65th Med. Bde., Col. It was selected first grade in the One of the fastest growing medical “Gumi-Cha hospital has had a very Rafael De Jesus. medical institution assessment donegroups in Korea, Gumi-Cha hospital is good relationship with the U.S. Army,” Lt. Col. Jonathan Leong, 19th ESC by Ministry of Health and Welfarethe primary medical center in Southeast said Dr. Choo. “We will treat more surgeon, was also pleased with the for past seven years and accredited asHub that provides a variety of medical patients in a better and more pleasant employees and services from Gumi-Cha greatest hospital in region. x (Left) Dr. Michael Choi, Director of the International Clinic and Emergency Department of Gumi-Cha hospital briefs representatives from 65th Med. Bde. during a recent tour of the Gumi-Cha hospital facility. (Top) Soldiers from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, 65th Medical Brigade along with Gumi-Cha Hospital directors applaud during a ceremony highlighting the long-term partnership between Gumi-Cha and U.S. Forces Korea.Daegu leadership signs Child Abuse Prevention ProclamationStory and photo by Choi, Kyoung-jae Gavle pledged to make an effort to with all types of abuse-related sources Military Police (Daegu 764-4141/kyougnjae.choi@us.army.mil make a difference. The proclamation before they escalate or reach a breaking Waegwan 765-8509) or Family signed by the Area IV Commander point. FAP will teach and help them” Advocacy Hotline (Daegu & Waegwan DAEGU GARRISON — Members read, “It’s no secret…everyone can help. If you see it, hear it or suspect it, duty hours 764-5501/After duty hoursof the U.S. Army Garrison Daegu Keep army children safe and healthy. report child abuse. 764-4222) if you witness any childcommunity gathered at Camp Henry’s As commander of this installation, it is “The person you can call is the abuse,” said Houston. xHenry’s Place Monday, as USAG Daegu my goal to ensure that happens. In 2012,Commander Col. Kathleen Gavle, and after more than 10 years with increasedacting Command Sgt. Maj., Master OPTEMPO and multiple deployments,Sgt. Troy L. Parnell signed the 2012 child abuse is not the greatest problemproclamation acknowledging April as facing the Army and its families.“Child Abuse Prevention Month.” However, the Army rates while lower Those attending the early morning than in the civilian community, weceremony received a blue ribbon, the are still dedicated to prevention. Childinternational sign for Child Abuse abuse is no secret. We still need toPrevention Month. build and maintain awareness. When The proclamation signing is just homes and communities take care ofone way the Garrison is committed their children, the whole communityto recognizing the importance of this becomes a healthier place.”important issue. The ceremony provided Child abuse is a heartbreaking tragedyattendees with an opportunity to obtain which often happens where you woulda better understanding of the purpose of least expect it. However, we should notChild Abuse Prevention Month. jump to conclusions. Organizers of the event say Child “Child abuse happens everywhere,”Abuse Prevention Month is a time to said Miriam Houston, Exceptionalprevent, remember, help and advocate Family Member Program managerfor victims of child abuse. As a part at USAG Daegu. “It may not happenof fulfilling the spirit of the month, much in our community, but we doproclamations are made throughout have it. Different people make upthe U.S.A. Each year in April, the our environment, and because therePresident of the United States issues are different people, and differenta proclamation to announce National ways of doing things, the possibility isChild Abuse Prevention Month. potentially there for some type of abuse. Making proclamations cannot stop Sometimes, that type of abuse can be inall child abuse directly, they said, but it the form of neglect.promotes community involvement and “Education is the most important (Left) USAG Daegu CSM Master Sgt. Troy L. Parnell, Steve Antonio Zimmerman, 1st Placeencourages public awareness of child way of preventing child abuse,” she Winner of the Child Abuse Prevention Art Contest, and Col. Kathleen Gavle, Commander,abuse and neglect, which can make a added. “If parents and the community U.S. Army Garrison Daegu, pose after signing the Child Abuse Prevention Proclamationdifference in the end. are educated, they will know how to deal in a ceremony at Henry’s place Monday.
  • USAG-D • PAGE 26http://daegu.korea.army.mil USAG DAEGU THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Never too late to get in shape at the Camp Henry Fitness Center Story and Photo by Kang, Eun-byeol eunbyeol.kang@us.army.mil CYS Services New Family Child Care Home Opens CYSS is proud to welcome Amanda DAEGU GARRISON — Are you Dwyer as our new FCC provider. Her ready to get into that bikini you bought home is located on Camp George. All at the beginning of the year? What FCC providers go through extensive about those promises made to lose training, background checks and home weight and get into shape—how are inspections. Please call 764-4835 for they coming along? With summer more imformation about this program just around the corner, that knock and to find out how you can become an of consciousness about your body is FCC provider. We are particulary looking becoming louder. for providers who want to open up their No problem. No fear. It’s not too late homes for evening and weekend care. to get in shape. Help is just around the corner at the Camp Henry Fit To Win Center. There, authorized I.D. cardholders can Cable TV losing channels! use state of the art fitness equipment Effective March 16, ESPN and Star Sports that will allow them to have the kind (channels 24 and 32, in the Premium of workout results any big name Package) were no longer be carried facility might offer. From weightlifting on the FMWR Cable TV network. The to resistance training, the fitness service provider for these channels center is the ideal place for anyone declined to accept the government’s with a focused and unshakeable contractual offer. This just became final determination to get into shape. recently. Note that this will not affect “Our fitness center is not only for other ESPN programming which airs the Soldiers, but also for their families, on AFN Sports, AFN Atlantic and AFN KATUSAs, DoD civilians, and even Robert M. Lattanzi, Project Manager, DFMWR takes advantage of his lunch hour by wokring Extra. No subscription fee changes are the Korean student interns assigned out at Camp Henry’s Fitness Center. planned at this time. to USAG Daegu,” explained Ko, Sung- hwan, sports specialist at the Camp aerobic exercise that helps the body not word to share with the community Henry Fitness Center. “The idea is to only reduce body fat, but also improve about the Camp Henry Fitness Center. Alcoholics Anonymous increase the efficiency of everybody the cardio respiratory function. “It’s really good for your health Courage to Change AA Group Meeting working for the U.S. Army.” Also at the fitness center is a section and well-being,” she said. “The center Monday – Wednesday – Friday From losing a couple of pounds to fully equipped with equipment aimed has great hours. So, this allows you to 1800 – 1900 toning muscles, there’s something for at strengthening muscles –abdominal, have a flexible schedule. There are so Walker Chapel Annex everyone at the Camp Henry Fitness biceps, quadriceps, and more. many amenities here. Since we have For more information call 010-8023-7455 Center. Equipped with treadmills and Having just completed a fierce it available to us, I think it would be bicycles, there’s plenty of room for that workout, Rhiannon Acevedo had a foolish not to use it.” x Mandatory Personal Financial E 2-1 Maintenance Company maintains ‘The Family’ Management Training Story and Photo by 1LT Durnier E. Young Every Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to durnier.e.young.mil 4 p.m., in the Camp Henry Army Community Services (ACS) Classroom, CAMP CARROLL — The Echo family members are welcome on a Maintenance Company, 2-1 Air Defense space available basis. This course is Artillery Battalion Family Readiness comprised of eight sessions mandated Group has sprung to life over the past by Department of the Army for First two quarters to keep pace with the high Term Soldiers. This class teaches how operational tempo of supporting four to develop a personal budget/spending fire units and a headquarters unit at plan; recognize signs of financial geographically dispersed locations. trouble and where to get assistance; It is important to maintain the Soldier the importance of credit and how to and one way of doing that is by sustaining establish a savings account, emergency the FRG, especially in Korea as a forward savings and long term savings; how to deployed unit. make the consumer decisions; how to Family readiness falls under the 2-1 plan for large and small purchases; and ADA Battalion Commander’s command how to plan insurance needs on life, priority number three , Family Readiness; auto, personal property, and home. with personnel turnover and a smaller Call 768-7112 for further information. number of families on the peninsula versus a unit in CONUS, building and maintaining a great family readiness group is not an easy task. However FRG Swimming Classes leader Kelly Moldenhauer has been Camp Carroll Pool able to propel the company’s program (Sun, 5 p.m.) 765-7708 to heights never attained before with Camp Walker Pool the support of outstanding volunteers Whether it’s related to Non-Combattant Evacuation Order (NEO) training or WIC, (Mon-Wed & Fri 4 p.m.) 764-3873 filling key positions of treasurer, alternate E-2-1 always operates with the welfare of the Family in mind. Both Classes are for Adults treasurer, secretary and phone tree hand to assist them in preparing their It also allowed them to share ideas and ($50 per person, Soldiers are free) organizer. evacuation plans and ensuring that dispel any myths about what would The company began last quarter by they have all of the required documents happen during an actual evacuation. receiving and integrating new families and protective gear in the event of a full The next meeting will host Women, into the program to build a sense of pride scale evacuation. The unit NEO warden, Infants, and Children (WIC) to talk Busan Aquarium Tour and to welcome them to the unit. When it Staff Sgt. Aaron Moldenhauer, assisted through their programs for military Transportation fee: $10 (adult)/ $5 comes to family readiness, one thing that new family members with filling out the families. The company is continuing to (ages under 5) / Bring Korean money is very important to the family members forms correctly and briefed them on the plan for the future with both readiness for entrance fees (approximately and the service member is evacuating the importance of being prepared to evacuate and social activities like a trip to the 19,000 won), and additional Korean family members to safety in the event of at a moment’s notice. A spouse herself, Demilitarized Zone . money for food, snacks and shopping. a crisis. Jennifer Rose, along with Moldenhauer Army FRG is a Commander’s tool that Bus: Departs from Camp Carroll CAC The Company has hosted Non- were genuinely gracious to all for the allows the commander to communicate at 0800/ Camp Walker Commissary Combatant Evacuation Program training static display of their NEO bags which directly with Soldiers and Family Members at 0900 in which all new members of the company were used to compare how a family with to keep them informed and mission ready. Call 768-8325 for further information. were able to have several experts on children might pack, versus ones without. “Keep Em Rollin.” x
  • APRIL 6, 2012 USAG DAEGU USAG-D • PAGE 27 http://daegu.korea.army.mil Month of the A Bad Decision Military child By Pfc. Jeong Hyuk-soo hyuksoo.jeong@us.army.mil What is the most interesting or challeng- ing part of being a child with a military parent/parents? Why, and do you have any advice for other kids in the same situ- ation? How about grown up military kids - what was best, or most challenging part of being a military brat and what advice do you have for today’s kids? Bill Hudon Facebook Fan — Unfortunately, the best parts of being a Military brat are usually not realized by children until later in life. To the average kid, holding the title means a lack of stability, losing friends and the need to make new ones frequently. What they don’t get is that they are developing an incred- ible social skill set that allows them to make friends quickly, divine who the “quality” firends are and the ability to adjust to change. Tanja This vehicle pedestrian adds new meaning to the phrase “caught in the middle.” Going against traffic signals and operating outside of the crosswalk, the pedestrian suddenly Michelle finds himself in the center of a potentially dangerous situation. Fowler — Courtesy photo by Mary B. Grimes Facebook Fan Bill Hudon is right. I didn’t appreciate the life les- sons of being a military brat until later in life. Being exposed to the world & different cultures is something I will always be thankful for. It’s not easy but it’s makes you a stronger person. Aaron Combs Facebook Fan We lose best of friends every year and gain new ones at the same time. Like Mr. Hudon said there is no stability, we have to deal with The stressors of both growing up and the stress in military environments. However, we are able to travel to more places in one year than some people do in their lifetime. Inson S. Barny Facebook Fan Best - Change of scenery every few years Worst - Building long lasting friendship
  • USAG-D • PAGE 28http://daegu.korea.army.mil USAG DAEGU THE MORNING CALM SARC and SHARP kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month (From left to right) Sgt. 1st Class Kacie Dunn, U.S. Army Garrison Daegu Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)/ Sexual Harassment Assault Re s p o n s e P r e v e n t i o n (SHARP) Rep., Michelle Morales, Area IV Victim A d v o c a t e / S A RC , C o l . Kathleen Gavle, USAG Daegu Commander, Brig. Gen. Paul Hurley, 19th ESC Commanding General and Maj. Doris Haynes, 19th ESC SARC/SHARP Rep. celebrated ‘Sexual Assault Awareness Proclamation Signing’ with a cake cutting ceremony at the 19th ESC HQ parking lot Wednesday. — U.S. Army photo by Choi, Kyoung-jae.