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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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  • 1. Volume 5, Issue 34 P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF K OREA June 15, 2007 AAFES Warfighters arrive Five American taxi fares from Bliss for couples have capped at $3 for year-long mission traditional Yongsan in Korea Korean Wedding Page 3 Page 21 Page 22“We are proud of you” — Seoul American High School seniors smile Saturday at the Collier Field House grauation ceremony. 165 students received their diplomas during the ceremony.Seoul American High School The graduates accomplished a 3.291 grade point average, with 15 percent attaining a 4.0 or better. Twenty five percent of the seniors scored in the top 15 percent of all students nationwide on one or more subtests of theClass of 2007 graduates SAT or ACT and earned a 3.5 or better GPA. These students earned the Presidential Gold Award for academic excellence. Seventy-five Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarships went to 32 SAHS seniors with two graduatesPhoto and story by Pvt. Im Jin-min “I encourage you all to be great competitors,” U.S. earning military academy appointments.USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs Forces Korea Commander Gen. B.B. Bell told the As soon as class President Timothy Martz thanked graduates in his keynote address. “Competition forces administrators, faculty, the office staff, and parents on YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea — Proud you to get out of your comfort zones and stretch your the behalf of the class, tassels turned and caps flew intoparents, friends, and well-wishers packed Collier Field limits. Its vital and it’s one of Pat Summit’s most important the air as the building shook with applause.House June 9 to celebrate the graduation of 165 Seoul ingredients for success.” “I feel as if a big burden is off my shoulders and now isAmerican High School students. Bell encouraged the graduates to work together, and my chance to go out and make a difference,” said graduate Seoul American High School is one of the largest capitalize on their strengths and optimism. Avery Fields. “There have been a lot of obstacles, becauseschools in the Department of Defense Education Activity “We are proud of you,” he said. “Your folks and your classes have gotten harder these past years, but I’vePacific Region. It provides education and activities for families are very proud of you, and this community is overcome them, and they made me stronger.”children of U.S. military and civilian families. proud of you. You are exactly the right young people to Senior Class Advisor June Wilkins expressed her The keynote speaker offered the students encourage- lead our nation into the future. And frankly, we need affection for her students.ment and advice for the future. your help.” “I wish them all success and happiness,” Wilkins said.
  • 2. 2 June 15, 2007 News The Morning Calm Weekly The Morning Calm Military Police Blotter Published by Installation Management Command - Korea Region The following entries were excerpted from the military AREA III: Larceny of Government Property, Wrongful Director/Publisher: Brig. Gen. Al Aycock police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do Damage of Government Property, Person(s) unknown, by Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Ed Johnson not imply the guilt or innocence of any person. means unknown, removed a Dell computer which was left USAG-RED CLOUD secured and unattended in the fourth floor day room of Commander: Col. Forrest R. Newton BLDG #573. Further investigation revealed, on 14 MAY 07, Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson AREA I: Larceny of Government Property, Investigation Subject #1 removed the computer from the dayroom which CI Officer: James F. Cunningham revealed person(s) unknown, by means unknown, entered was left unsecured and unattended, and then fled to his USAG-YONGSAN the HHC, 1/72nd AR BN arms room and removed one set of room in BLDG #573. He then removed the shell of the Commander: Col. Ron Stephens Public Affairs Officer: David McNally night vision goggles, AN/PVS-7B, serial number 033483, government computer and replaced it with a personal shell Staff Writer: Sgt. Lee Yang-won valued at $3,578.00. On 01 JUN 07, the NVG was discovered he purchased from the PX. The government computer shell USAG-HUMPHREYS in a trash container located behind BLDG #1987, USAG- was thrown in the trash by Subject #1 and could not be Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. Casey. Investigation continues by CID. retrieved. Subject #1 was advised of his legal rights, which Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy he waived, rendering a written sworn statement admitting to Writer/Editor: Andre Butler CI Officer: F. Neil Neeley AREA I: Assault Consummated by a Battery, Drunk and the offenses. Subject #1 was processed and released to his Disorderly, While entering Tokkori Gate, Cp Hovey, Subject unit. ECOL is $1,543.00. This is a final report. USAG-DAEGU Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier #1 refused to show his ID card, became belligerent and Staff Writer: PFC Kyung Chul NA attempted to flee the scene by getting in a taxi, but was AREA IV: Traffic Accident with Injuries, Damage to Private This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for stopped by Witness #1 and Witness #2. Subject #1 was Property, Complainant #1, operating a POV, was traveling members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The then involved in a verbal altercation with Subject #2 which eastbound on Highway #4 when person(s) unknown, Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views turned physical when Subject #2 tackled Subject #1 and operating a POV merged into Complainant #1’s lane. of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial started choking him causing Subject #1 to become Complainant #1 attempted to avoid the vehicle which caused content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of unconscious. Subject #1 was transported to the USAG- him to strike the center lane divider. Complainant #1 was the IMCOM-Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 Casey TMC for medical treatment. At 1500 hours, 02 JUN transported by ambulance to the Gyeongbuk University 07, Subject #2 reported to the USAG-Casey PMO where he Hospital where he was admitted for injuries consisting of Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive was advised of his legal rights, which he waived, rendering severe lacerations to his left arm. Complainant #1 reported written contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. a written statement admitting to the offense. Investigation utilization of his seatbelt. ECOD is unknown. Investigation The civilian printer is responsible for commercial continues by MPI. continues. advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental AREA I: Traffic Accident with Injuries, Damage to AREA V: Curfew Violation, False Official Statement, At 0108 Press of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for Government Property, Damage to Private Property, Failure Hrs, SF made contact with Subject #1 who was wearing his purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, to Maintain Control of Vehicle, Subject #1, operating a POV, BDU’s outside at the Cosmos Hotel, Songtan Entertainment religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non- while attempting to stop for a vehicle in his lane of travel, District. SF asked Subject #1 why he was off base, at a merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation failed to apply the brakes and depressed the accelerator. hotel with an unknown Korean national after curfew hours or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an Subject #1 then avoided the vehicle by swerving, which and where he was going. Subject #1 stated he was leaving advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. caused him to strike a curb, cement pole, traffic sign and a the installation after coming from work to which he was bus stop wall adjacent to the golf course. Damages to the going back to his hotel room. SF asked him if he had a dorm Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising curb consisted of it being broken in half. Damages to the room on the installation and Subject #1 stated he did not Telephone: 738-5005 cement pole consisted of it being scratched and detached have a dorm room on the installation and he was temporarily Fax: 02-793-5701 E-mail: from its base. Damages to the sign consisted of it being staying at the Cosmos Hotel until he was able to find off Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 crushed and twisted. Damages to the wall consisted of it base housing since he recently got engaged. Further Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post being broken in half. Subject #1 reported back, chest and investigation revealed Subject #1 had a dorm room on the SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: waist pain and was transported by ambulance to the USAG- installation. SF went back to Subject #1’s hotel room, Phone: DSN 724-TMCW (8629) Casey TMC where he received initial treatment. Subject #1 apprehended Subject #1 and transported him to the SFCC Fax: DSN 724-3356 E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly was transferred to the Hyundai Orthopedics Hospital, where SF detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting Munsan where he is currently being held for further from Subject #1’s person. Subject #1 was advised of his observation and treatment. Subject #1 reported utilization legal rights, which he invoked. Subject #1 was released to Sustain, Support, Defend of his seatbelt. ECOD is unknown. This is a final report. his unit. Visit us online The Morning Calm is online at Data-at-rest is data-at-risk 7 simple steps to properly mark and protect your mobile computer devices By Andrew Hirata Although technology continues to make life easier and more CJ39 CNO/IA Officer convenient for all of us, this is one case where it can be very harmful to all of us. As former Army Chief of Staff General What do a Personal Digital Assistant, laptop and thumb Schoomaker stated, “Convenience Kills”. drive all have in common? They are considered Mobile Often, USFK personnel will take their work home or on Computing Devices, Data Storage Devices and Removable TDY and transport MCD/DSD that contains PII/SI without Media that store megabytes and even gigabytes of data called accountability. In many cases, the DAR on these devices is Data-At-Rest. Information that is stored on these devices not required to be there but even in those cases that the PII/ range from names and Social Security numbers, to briefing SI is required, the devices are subject to theft and/or being slides and other miscellaneous information and other lost. Just as we enjoy the convenience of these handy Personally Identifiable Information or Sensitive Information. devices, there are other people who are just as desirous of Submitting to In the hands of the unscrupulous, PII or SI (DAR) could be used to conduct identity theft or jeopardize the USFK mission. See Data-at-Rest Page 4 Data-at-Rest, The Morning Calm Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, story If found, please return to This Medium is Emergency POC: Fname Lname submissions and other items: Yongsan Garrison DOIM ATTN: IAM Phone Number: 000-000-0000 For all submitted items include a point of contact name 1st Signal Company UNCLASSIFIED and telephone number. All items are subject to editing for Unit 15555 Mobile Phone: 000-0000-0000 content and to insure they conform with DoD guidelines. APO AP 96205-5555 Phone Number 011-822-7913-1234 U.S. Government Property Email: IMCOM-K Public Affairs and The Morning Calm Weekly staff are located in bldg 1416, Yongsan, Main Post. Call 724-3365 for more information. Example of proper classification marking. Templates for proper markings can be found online at: https://8army/C11/Information%20Assurance%20Content/default.aspx. See “DAR Annex B.ppt.”
  • 3. The Morning Calm Weekly News 3 June 15, 2007 Taxi fares capped at $3 for Yongsan AAFES requires the World Cup Arirang AFN Hosts Live Radio Show With Army Senior Enlisted Advisor contractor to calibrate the taxi meters semi-Sergeant Major William Joseph Gainey, annually; twice as often as the annualthe first Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Korean Ministry of TransportationChairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff requirement. The tests are certified by thewill be live on the air with AFN Korea’s Korean MOT, after which an AAFESArmy Sergeant Craig Rader, Monday, representative places a seal on the meterJune 18 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. so customers can be assured there is noTune into Eagle FM to hear what chance for tampering. (Photo can beSergeant Major Gainey has to say provided)about soldiering in today’s Army. As “We’re confident that our AAFES cabsthe advisor to the Joint Chief ’s are calibrated correctly and meter anchairman on matters of Soldier accurate fare for our customers,”professional development, Sergeant Daugherty said. “We also have programsMajor Gainey is an expert on training in place to check the cabs periodically toand career advancement and he will be be sure the right price is paid at the end oftaking your calls Monday June 18th the taxi ride.”from 10:00am to 11:00am. Tune into AAFES has enlisted the help of BOSSEagle FM and call 72-EAGLE (723-2453) soldier volunteers to travel a standard one-with your questions for the Senior mile course and be sure the meter is rightEnlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the on. These tests are monthly, and the testJoint Chiefs of Staff. in March of 90 taxis resulted in only one cab requiring minor adjustments. All 90 19th MP Battalion YONGSAN — The fare taxi riders on kilometers will be $2.50 with an additional taxis passed a similar test in April and May. Change of Command Ceremony Yongsan pay to get around the post is 25-cent charge for every quarter kilometer If customers suspect a fare disparity onThe 19th Military Police Battalion (CID) about to change as a result of customer after that,” said Ron Daugherty, AAFES a particular route, AAFES deploys awill conduct a Change of Command suggestions and a Better Opportunities for Yongsan Exchange General Manager. Mystery Rider to take a cab ride on thatCeremony on Wednesday, June 27 at Single Soldiers initiative. “Plus, when the meter reaches $3, the route to check it out. So far, all Mystery9:30 a.m. The ceremony will take place Beginning the last week in June, Army customer’s fare is capped, even if the meter Rides have resulted in the taxi and driverat Lombardo Field. In the event of and Air Force Exchange Service contracted keeps going, the most any cab fare will be performing favorably.inclement weather the ceremony will be taxi cabs will use meters calibrated in US on Yongsan is $3. This eliminates the higher “We’re doing everything we can toconducted at Collier Field House dollars and there will also be a price cap, cost of taking a taxi due to traffic delays, provide a quality taxi service at a fair and where no rider will pay more than $3 to go because the fare will no longer be calculated reasonable price,” Daugherty said. “There 2007 Seongnam Junior Golf Clinic anywhere on the installation. on the combination of distance and time.” is no doubt that our contractor operatesSeongnam Golf Course will host Junior World Cup Arirang taxis will continue The even number of $2.50 and using 25- mechanically sound cabs that are meteredGolf Clinic on 23-27 July, 0845-1045. to provide the same, high-quality service cent increments is also intended to make it correctly, and I’m excited to launch the newClinic is conducted by Golf that customers have grown to expect, but easier for the customer and the driver to price cap at the end of the month, whichProfessionals to get the students now it will be easier. calculate and make change. will especially benefit our riders who travelexpose to the golf. The spaces are “The initial trip fare for traveling 1.75 To be sure of a fair and correct charge, longer distances on the installation.”limited to 32 students. Activities willinclude: Introduction to use golf clubs SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post Events and Activitiesand proper forms, grips, swings, skillevaluations. If anyone is interested in Nanta (Cookin’) samples of their products, and it may be difficult to concentratesigning up for this free clinic please NANTA figuratively refers to reckless punching as in a on the festival exhibitions because of all the free samples beingcontact Jim Shaw at 010-6222-3488 or boxing match. NANTA is a non-verbal performance of free handed out. Furthermore, free gifts are handed out during variouscall Seongnam Golf Course for more rhythmical movements that dramatize customary Korean events, and visitors may be lucky enough to be presented withinformation. percussions in a strikingly comedic stage show. Integrating fragrant teas or tea products. The Tea World Festival also holds unique Korean traditional drumbeats in a western tea sampling events, where visitors can pick and choose the teas Sexual Assault Hotline performance style, NANTA storms into a huge kitchen where they most desire. Location: Outdoor Plaza and COEX Level 1The 24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline four capricious cooks are preparing a wedding banquet. While Indian Hall, Gangnam-gu, number is DSN 158. From off- cooking, they turn all kinds of kitchen items - pots, pans,post or cell phone, call 0505-764-5700. dishes, knives, chopping boards, water bottles, brooms and Directions: Take Seoul subway line No. 2 to Samsung station,Individuals may also call USAG- even each other- into percussion instruments. and take the Connecting Passage between Exit No. 5 or 6 to COEXYongsan Sexual Assault Response Mall which leads to COEX’s Indian Hall on Level 1.Coordinator Leah Holland at 738-3034 Showtimes: Chongdong Nanta Theater: Mon. to Fri. 16:00,or 010-8697-4869. 20:00 / Sat. 13:00, 16:00, 20:00 / Sun. and holidays 15:00, 18:00 For more information visit: Taegu Commissary Subway directions to Chongdong Nanta Theater: From exit Awareness Celebration International Taekwondo Championships 5 of Seodaemun station (Seoul Subway Line 5), walk 150m The event runs from June 29 to July 4 and is an international June 22, 9 a.m. toward Kyunghyang Daily Newspaper B/D. Then walk 50mThe Taegu commissary along with festival with an overriding Taekwondo theme, now an official to Jeongdong Theater and turn left at Yewon High School. Olympic Sport and Korea’s native martial arts. The festival consistsArea IV BOSS will be holding it’s sixth Walk 30m further. From exit 2 or 12 of City Hall station (Seoulannual Commissary Awareness of welcoming, opening and closing ceremonies, and of course Subway Line 1 or 2), walk 400m along the stone wall of the championships themselves.Celebration on June 22, 2007 at 9 a.m. Deoksugung Palace. Turn right at Yewon High School andat Taegu Commissary. The event will walk 30m further. For more information visit: http://include a briefing by the Store Director, The most attractive feature about this festival is that Taekwondo fans can see the world’s leading Taekwondo artists up-close. Thetour of the store, several games withgift certificates to winners, prize to the host city of Chuncheon is also surrounded by many major tourist Tea World Festival, June 27 - July 1 attractions such as Namiseom Islet and Cheongpyeongsa Temple,unit with the highest percent of The Tea World Festival exhibits tea products made of china, which visitors can enjoy along with the festival.participation, and food provided. glass and metal. It also offers various items such as braziers, pipkins, pots, tea tables, and more to add to the refinement Location: Hoban Gymnasium & Surrounding Areas, Seoksa-dong,The concept of Commissary Aware- of drinking tea. The Tea World Festival offers everything Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do.ness is to inform single military personal possibly related to tea cultures including books on teathe benefits of using their commissary culture, and recommended music when drinking tea. The For more information visit: or callin which single military members can festival also has interior design items made of wood and +82-33-263-3647save over $1,000.00 a year when textiles. Festival Highlights: Visitors may want to carry ashopping on a regular basis at their large sturdy bag when attending the Tea World Festival for Source:,, and,commissary. — No endorsement implied. many tea related industries are more than eager to hand out
  • 4. 4 June 15, 2007 The Morning Calm WeeklyTragedy in AlaskaChild dies from smoke in Army family housing unit fireBy Lloyd Fox hemoglobin (COHb), more commonlyIMCOM-K Fire Protection Specialist referred to as carbon monoxide in his lungs. A 1.26 percentage of CO in a On 25 April, 2007 a fire engulfed and person causes immediate uncon-swept through a military family housing sciousness and death in 1 to 3 minutes.unit on Fort Richardson in Anchorage, During a fire, smoke and carbonAlaska. There were two adults and monoxide are generated when materialsseven children in the home ranging in burn inefficiently, such as whenages from 14 months to 10 years. windows and doors are closed and the The fire caused 1.5 million dollars fire can’t get enough oxygen. Thisdamage to a quad-plex family housing causes heavy black smoke; and largestructure, destroying the structure, and amounts of CO are given off. Thea 1/2 million dollars worth of personal reason CO is so dangerous is because itbelongings, including furniture, clothes, combines with a person’s blood nearlykeepsakes, and children toys. It even 200 times more readily than oxygenmelted the plastic parts on the front of does. The CO doesn’t act on the body,the personal vehicles parked outside. but simply excludes the oxygen from the But worse than the property loss, lungs causing hypoxia of the brain andnearly every member of the home tissues resulting in death if the processreceived smoke inhalation and some if not reversed.form of burns from the heat of the fire. How can you protect yourself fromWorse still, a 4-year old child was so the effects of smoke and carbonbadly burned; he had to be flown to a monoxide? By installing and testingburn center. Saddest of all, one 6-year smoke detectors in your home. Smokeold child lost his life. detectors provide an early warning Why did this fire damage so much, system. They warn you that there ishurt so many, and take a child’s life? smoke in the home early enough for youInvestigation revealed that one or more to get out - before it’s too late.of the smoke detectors had been Smoke detectors are provided inremoved. One was found in a kitchen Army family housing. Fire professionalsdrawer. This allowed the fire time to recommend testing your smokesmolder, progress to free burning, engulf detectors monthly, and replacing themost of the downstairs, and send clouds battery every six months. For thoseof smoke up the stairs to the bedrooms. who live off post, Korean homesBy the time the occupants became typically have one smoke detector andaware of the fire, it was nearly too late sometimes one heat detector installed infor anyone to get out. Had the fire gone the home.for another 5 to 10 minutes, it’s doubtful My Korean apartment has a smokeanyone would have made it out alive. detector installed in every bedroom. I As is the case with most victims of purchased and installed them followingfires, the cause of death was not from my return from Alaska after conductingthe fire itself, but from smoke inhalation. the Technical Fire Investigation. I neverAccording to doctors, the little boy had want my family to go through whata .79% concentration of carboxy- those families went through.Data-at-Rest from Page 2having the same devices and sometimes, often available on the NIPRNet and can beand the DAR information as well. About a inadvertently and advertently disclosed toyear ago, a Veterans Administration individuals who have no need to know. Ifemployee brought an office laptop and an this information is released to an adversary,external drive home that contained names, ity could pose a dangerous threat toSocial Security Numbers and birth dates Service- members, DoD Civilians, invitedof 26.5 million active and former service contractors and even dependents. Asmembers. The laptop was stolen and mentioned earlier, the unauthorizedfortunately was recovered. In another case, disclosure of PII or SI could result ina hospital in the U.S. reported that a thumb identity theft as was missing that contained the Marking. Templates for proper markingsnames, addresses, SSNs and medical can be found at: https://8army/C11/record numbers of 120,000 past and present Information%20Assurance%20Content/patients. On the operational side, military default.aspx. See briefing entitled “DARDAR was found on thumb drives in a Annex B.ppt.”bazaar in Bagram, Afghanistan. DAR DoD has spent millions of dollarsfound on the thumb drive included names protecting the networks from hackers butand personal information for dozens of individual responsibility is also requiredDoD interrogators; documents on an for protecting PII, SI and SBU informationinterrogation support cell and interrogation that walks out the door on a daily basis.methods; informants; IDs and photos of Until USFK employs future technologicalU.S. service members. security measures, personal vigilance and PII includes but is not limited to SSN’s, the suggested measures above will bemedical information, biometric data, sufficient to provide adequate protectivebirthdates and mother’s maiden name. SI measures. Enjoy the convenience but doincludes but is not limited to, exercise your part to ensure that your personalplans, FOUO documents, logistical information or USFK data is notSupport data and lessons learned that are compromised.
  • 5. June 15, 2007 Page 5USAG-RC fetes employees of the quar ter By Jim Cunningham reports for major subordinate maintaining firm control of the USAG-RC Public Affairs commanders. Without Han’s efforts, Government Travel Card programs for USAG-Red Cloud—Garrison the production of customer products the command, Rieth said. As the lead leaders and employees honored that include Risk Reduction Program time and attendance clerk for all U.S. Employees of the Quarter June 4 at a books for the 2nd Infantry Division and personnel in the command, she always luncheon in Mitchell’s Club. Some of the USAG-Red Cloud commander, ensured time and attendance was the nominees were military members comprehensive monthly reports for submitted on time. In implementing and civilian employees who brigade and battalion commanders, ATAAPS system, she developed a contributed to operations in USAG- personnel readiness battle drill training program and fully trained the RC. briefings for the assistant division command’s administrative personnel in “We are blessed by a multitude of commander for support and alcohol how to effectively use the system and diverse and talented employees,” said discipline award status reports for quickly solve any user problems. In Linda Rieth, human resources director. every company commander in Area I overseeing the GTC program she “They come form many different would not have happened. ensured travelers had cards available backgrounds, jobs and life “Han was lauded by name by the for temporary duty travel and followed experiences, nationalities, and are departing Installation Management up on any delinquent account over 30 endowed with a true community spirit Command-Korea alcohol and drug days to ensure travelers made prompt where we work as a team. We are control officer in March for his payment. here today to recognize five individuals exceptional performance in maintaining “Yi’s customer service is always who have been nominated by their accurate risk reduction and drug and friendly and polite with a customer directorates as people who stood alcohol management information focus to ensure the customer has what above the others from the January to system accounts, which ensured they need,” Rieth said. “Though Yi is March 2007 quarter.” accurate and timely unit profiles for in a developmental position, she has The military nominee, Sgt. Han, senior mission leaders.” demonstrated skills and abilities beyond Myung Kil, won the award for the past Han received a five-day leave her grade. She has truly been as asset quarter. Although he did not have any award from the Republic of Korea to the DRM staff and to the command competitors, he earned the award just Army staff in addition to the award she serves.” the same, Rieth said. presented at the ceremony. Other nominees were: Hugh “Han, is an administrative The civilian award winner for the Benner, supply and services manager, noncommissioned officer for the January to March 2007 quarter, Yi, Un directorate of logistics, Chon, Chin alcohol and drug control office, human Yong, resource management Hui, budget analyst for morale, JIM CUNNINGHAM resources directorate,” Rieth said. directorate, received a $500 on the spot welfare, and recreation, Han, MaengRon Schmidt, garrison deputy “Han exceeded the established award for her selection. Hui, supervisory management analystcommander, speaks at the Employee standards for risk reduction program Yi quickly learned the skills needed for human resources directorateof the Quarter awards luncheon June 4 incident reporting, posting of drug to be efficient and effective in leadingin Mitchell’s Club on USAG-RC. testing results and preparing monthly the implementation of ATAAPS, and See Fetes Page 6 Fetes, USAG-RC opens new Starbucks By Jim Cunningham USAG-RC Public Affairs USAG-RED CLOUD—Army and Air Force Exchange System opened a new Starbuck’s coffee house June 8 in the Food Court at USAG-RC. There were many in attendance, including Maj. Gen. James Coggin, commander of 2nd Infantry Division, and wife Donna, Brig. Gen. Landwermeyer, assistant division commander for support, Ron Schmidt, deputy garrison commander USAG-Red Cloud, and Ken Limtiaco, AAFES general manager in Area I. “I just want to say one thing,” Coggin said. “You deserve the very best.” After those brief remarks, the crowd gathered in the room, and gave him a well deserved round of applause. “Because you do deserve the very best, these gentlemen , pointing out the Director of Logistics, T.J. Welin and members of his staff that were present, have come together and given you the very best,” Coggin said. “I want to say on behalf of every Soldier, Airman, Civilian, contractor, and all the family members, ‘thank you.’ Also, I want to say to your staff in this room, we have been waiting for you.” After cutting the ribbon, Coggin offered to buy coffee for everyone. More than $100 came available for the crowd. The Starbucks attendants took the cakeRon Schmidt, deputy garrison commander, Starbuck’s attendants, Maj. Gen. James Coggin, commander, 2nd knife with Coggin to help cut the cake.Infantry Division, Ken Limtiaco, AAFES general manager Area I, cut the ribbon June 8 for the new AAFES Starbuck’s “We have been waiting a long time for this,” Cogginopening in the Food Court in USAG-RC. said.
  • 6. 6 June 15, 2007 USAG-RC The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-Red Cloud Change of Command The USAG-Red Cloud Change of Command will be held on the Village Green 10 a.m. June 26, for more information call: 732-8854. USAG-Casey Town Hall Meeting USAG-Casey Town Hall Meeting will be held June 29 at 2 p.m. in the Hanson Gym. For more information call: 730-1412. Camp Casey AAFES Bazaar The Camp Casey AAFES Bazaar will be held today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Camp Casey PX parking lot. For more information call: 732-6263. 2007 Mt. Samgak International Cultural Festival The 2007 Mt. Samgak International Cultural Festival will be held June 23-24 at the Best Western Green Park Hotel (near Bang-hak Subway Station-line 1). For more information call 732-9053. JIM CUNNINGHAM Lt. Col. Terry Hodges pins the Army Commendation Medal on Pvt. Randall White, IMCOM-Korea, Soldier of the Year 2007 Area I Celebrity Shows during the award ceremony June 8. Chris Cagle will appear at Mitchell’s Club on USAG-Red Cloud June 29 at 8 p.m., Crossfade will appear on Camp Stanley at Soldiers, Civilians lauded Reggie’s Club outdoors June 30 at 8 p.m. for more information call: 730-6882. in ceremony at Casey By Jim Cunningham Cpl. Byun, Eun Ho was selected for The Army Achievement Medal was USAG-RC Public Affairs Commissaries Closed KATUSA of the Year, Installation awarded to Sgt. Constance Ellison for The Commissaries will be closed USAG-Casey—Soldiers and Management Command-Korea, while her achievement while serving in June 21 for Organization Day. The Civilians gathered in USAG-Casey’s Pvt. Randall White was selected for Headquarters, Headquarters Company Commissary will be open on July Digital Conference Center June 8 to Soldier of the Year, IMCOM-Korea. USAG-Red Cloud. 4. For more information call: 732- pay tribute and award both Soldiers and “Your commanders, both Capt. “We give this award to Sgt. Ellison 7649. Civilians for their outstanding Renante Lasala, and Capt. Nichelle for her outstanding job delivering the achievements. Lt. Col. Terry Hodges, Ruffin, both of Area I Support Activity, mail, every time it gets better and USAG-RED CLOUD USAG-Casey garrison commander are proud of you,” Hodges said. “This better,” Hodges said. “If you want to Mitchell’s Club Closure presided over the ceremony. is only a small recognition of the great see angry Soldiers, just let them miss USAG-RED CLOUD Mitchell’s “Much of the time in running the things you have done.” getting their mail. Many time we do Club will be closed June 18 for business of a garrison, the Sgt. Major’s For the first time in the history of not know what talent a Soldier has until training. The club will be open role is highlighted and they perform a USAG-Casey, there were five Korean there is a time of war. You have a lot regular hours June 19. lot of functions,” Hodges said. “Often, Service Corps members honored for of talent and we want to show you our we don’t officially recognize Soldiers, length of service. appreciation.” Mitchell’s Father’s Day Civilians, Korean Augmentation to the “We are proud of our KSC Staff Sgt. Dylane Stephens, Sgt. Special United States Army, as well as many members here today for giving their Richard Reveles, Pvt. Caleb Mitchell’s Club will be offering a individuals, in front of their peers.” all for so many years,” Hodges said. Townsend were presented with the Recognizing good work is important “We not only applaud your length of T-bone steak with all the trimmings Army Achievement Medal for their to the U.S. Army and all those involved service, but we also applaud your Jun 17 for Father’s Day from 5 - 8 outstanding achievements during in running an Army garrison, according quality of service.” p.m. For more information call: 732- Courageous Channel 2007. to Hodges. Sgt. Arnold Walker was awarded 8189/8211. “More than 1,200 noncombatants “There is no greater motivator than the Army Commendation Medal from when you can recognize an employee, Headquarters, Headquarters from the USAG-RC and USAG- USAG- Red Cloud Soldier, or officer in front of their peers Company, USAG-Red Cloud, for his Casey were evacuated successfully Appreciation Night and tell them ‘job well done.’” Hodges service while serving as inbound- because you did an excellent job,” The USAG-RED CLOUD said. “That serves as a motivator to outbound noncommissioned officer in Hodges said. “We could not have Appreciation Night will be held at encourage them to keep up the good charge. made it happen without you.” Mitchell’s Club from 4:30-7 p.m. work and work hard.” “This is outstanding,” Hodges said. We have such talented people, today. For more information call: A highlight of the ceremony was “You have set a great example, Sgt. Hodges said. We also had two privates 732-8189. awards presented to the KATUSA and Walker; I can see you as a Staff Sgt. receive ARCOMs. That is a show of Soldier of the Year. soon.” tremendous talent and ability.
  • 7. The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-RC June 15, 2007 7 PFC. ANTHONY HAWKINS JR.Soldiers and Airmen from USFK watch a traditional Korean farmer’s music and dance performance at the Korean Folk Village in Yongin as part of the Ministry of NationalDefense’s Cultural Orientation Tour May 23.Past comes alive for Servicemembersby Pfc. Anthony Hawkins Jr., buildings, including the queen’s living quarters, the The last cultural site on the tour was the War2ID Public Affairs Office royal throne hall and Gyeonghoeru, an open two- Memorial of Korea. The museum is dedicated to USAG-RED CLOUD—A fresh, cool breeze story pavilion used for royal banquets which appears the remembrance of those who lost their lives fightingblows down from Bukhansan, the mountain marking to be floating on a pond. for the freedom of South Korea during the Koreanthe blossoming city of Seoul’s northern border. After seeing Korea’s past, the tour brought them War. However, it not only offers displays from the All is well in the Joseon Kingdom, as King Taejo to the Namsan Tower, recently renamed N Seoul Korean War, but from many other wars in Korea’swatches the final piece of Gyeongbuk Palace being Tower. There, they found a sweeping view of Seoul’s history.laid. With it, his main and largest palace is complete. present. The tower, built in 1975, stands 777 feet Servicemembers who were new to Korea gainedThe year is 1394. tall. Reaching 1,574 feet above sea level at the top, much from the experience. Fast forward more than 600 years. Of the more it is the tallest communications tower in the world. “It was pretty enlightening,” said Pvt. Michaelthan 330 original buildings, only about a dozen remain. Once the Servicemembers tasted a view of Militano from the 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion,The palace walls still stand, witness to the destruction Seoul’s skyline, they savored tastes of traditional 501st MI Brigade, who has only been in Korea forof most of the complex in the Japanese invasions of Korean foods at the Korea House. The dishes, based one month. “I learned a lot about the culture,1592 and 1911. The walls also saw historic events on royal court foods of the Joseon Dynasty, have especially from the Korean Folk Village. They carelike the assassination of Korean Empress been served in Korea for more than 1,000 years. a lot about their heritage, and their culture is veryMyeongseong by Japanese agents in 1895. The Korea House, which consists of five main important.” Glimpsing a piece of history, Soldiers and Airmen buildings, was largely inspired by the architectural Veterans of the Korean peninsula also foundfrom across U.S. Forces Korea visited Gyeongbuk design of Gyeongbuk Palace. something to enjoy.Palace, among other cultural sites, during a ROK/ In the afternoon, the group of Servicemembers “The Korean Folk Village in Yongin was theU.S. Friendship tour May 23 hosted by the Korean continued their cultural experience at the Korean biggest one I’ve been to,” said Spc. AndrewMinistry of National Defense. Folk Village in Yongin. There, they saw traditional Williams, from the 595th Maintenance Company, Beginning in 1972, the MND cultural orientation craft-making, as well as architecture from both 498th Combat Service Support Bn., 501sttours offer more than 600 U.S. Servicemembers a agricultural and noble classes. Also, much to the Sustainment Bde., 19th Expeditionary Sustainmentyear the chance to experience a unique side of delight of the Servicemembers and Korean civilians Command.Korean culture. According to the MND, the tours present, there was a traditional farmer’s music and Williams, who has been in Korea for almost twobegan as an expression of gratitude from the Korean dance performance. Customarily performed during years, said the best part was the sights at the folkpeople to U.S. Servicemembers in Korea. seasonal farming festivals, the dances are done in village, including the friendly smiles and greetings Servicemembers toured the remaining palace hopes of a good harvest. from swarms of Korean children.Fetes from Page 5 administrative services branch. for volunteering their time to help USAG-Red Cloud. I also know that is going smoothly, we will go to monthly “The task of selecting an award select our winners,” Rieth said. there are many others out there doing awards, which will lead to quarterly nominee is not an easy one, and I I want to thank all of those who outstanding jobs. That is why we are awards, and finally, yearly awards. would like to thank Doug Atwater, were nominated and our winners for starting this quarterly awards This is to show everyone out there how director DPTMS, and Pauline Oaks, what you do for us everyday, said Ron presentation. We are starting out as much we appreciate what you do. plans, analysis, and integration office Schmidt, deputy garrison commander once a quarter with the idea when it
  • 8. June 15, 2007 Page 9Yongsan Gate 17 to close for four monthsBy David McNallyUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — One of the mostbusy Yongsan Garrison gates is set to closeWednesday for an extended renovation project. Yongsan Garrison Gate 17, located near the 121stCombat Support Hospital, will close to vehicle trafficthrough Sept. 30. “During the renovation project, authorizedidentification card holders may enter the Gate 17pedestrian gate,” said U.S. Army Garrison-YongsanEmergency Services Director Ricky Oxendine.“There will be no vehicle access during theconstruction project.” The newly renovated Gate 17 Visitor Center willalso close. Visitors with vehicles may process throughCamp Coiner Gate 20. Pedestrian visitors may stillprocess through Gates 5 and 10. Oxendine said the Camp Coiner Gate 20 VisitorCenter will handle all visitors with vehicles duringthe project. Because of this, there will be only short-term parking available. DAVID MCNALLY “Parking will be limited to 15 minutes or less,” he Gate 17 gets hundreds of commercial vehicle deliveries each day. The gate will close Wednesday through Sept. 30.said. “Personnel who violate the 15-minute rule willbe subject to having their vehicle booted or towed.” Welfare and Recration kennel facility will be Oxendine added that the garrison’s two visitor “When this project is finished, we will have available near the Quartermaster Laundry. centers were recently renovated.three traffic lanes and parking for many more The Gate 17 upgrade will feature improved “We’re dealing with an aging infrastructure andvehicles at Gate 17,” said Garrison Public Works safety and security for community members. a large community,” Oxendine said. “If you takeDirector Michael Chung. “The area will also be “This will put us in line with current a look at those projects, you’ll see quite anless prone to flooding during monsoon season.” regulations,” Oxendine said. “The end state will improvement. In the end, this entire project will Contractors and delivery vehicles will be offer better security and enhanced pedestrian enhance the community and help us to continuererouted to Gate 19. Access to the Morale, safety.” to be the assignment of choice.” Local students Top Army personnel officer visits Yongsan Yongsan receive scholarships By Cpl. Kim Sang-wook USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — YONGSAN GARRISON — The U.S. Army’s top personnel The Yongsan, Hannam Village and officer visited the Republic of Korea Camp Red Cloud Commissaries June 7-10. held a scholarship awards ceremony Deputy Chief of Staff G1 Lt. Gen. May 25. Michael D. Rochelle visited Yongsan Each year, the Defense June 8 to share the Army personnel Commissary Agency presents outlook with Soldiers at the scholarships to deserving students. Multipurpose Training Facility. The Scholarship for Military More than 500 Soldiers and Children program awarded 566 Department of Defense civilians students with $1,500 scholarships to filled the theater to listen to the apply toward college tuition. update about the prospects of the Kristin Harding, Min Young Kim Army system. and Tyras Milner from Yongsan, and “Nobody wants to grow the Army EDWARD JOHNSON TaQavia Randolph from Hannam more than I do,” Rochelle said. Deputy Chief of Staff G1, Lt. Gen. Michael D. Rochelle (right) meets with Brig. Gen. Al A. Village and Allison Coggin from He spoke about Army’s plan for Aycock, IMCOM-K Director (left) and Mr. Davis D. Tindoll, IMCOM-K Deputy Director (center) Camp Red Cloud earned increasing the force, improving the during June 8 visit to IMCOM-Korea Region headquarters building,Yongsan. scholarships. promotion system and reenforcing component to promote an individual improve the current Army status is “This is a great opportunity to the noncommissioned officer corps. Soldier to a noncommissioned officer for all Soldiers to be a recruiter. He recognize these outstanding young “The Army does two things that and above. said that Yongsan’s recruiting men and women,” said Commissary people are concerned with, whether “We are pioneering ways to program, which offers $2,000 for a Administrator Myong Brown. you are a Civilian or Soldier,” improve the Army using the system referral of an individual who enlists, Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Rochelle said. “We train Soldiers, that is existing right now,” Rochelle is a good example for the Army. Diane Foster personally including civilians, and we grow said. “We’re trying to expand into a After the hour-long brief, Soldiers congratulated four of the scholarship leaders over and over again.” larger human resource command and civilians had an opportunity to recipients at the ceremony. Rochelle said it is important to capability.” ask questions. have a substantial leadership Rochelle said a crucial way to See Personnel Page 12 ersonnel,
  • 9. 10 June 15, 2007 The Morning Calm Weekly Officials: Beware of prescription drug abuse FED Compound Parking Advisory Korea reports lowest drug abuseParking will be restricted at the Far East U.S. statistics in the U.S. ArmyDistrict Compound today due to By David McNallyOrganization Day. Visitors and USAG-Yongsan Public Affairsemployees are strongly encouraged tocar pool or use public transportation. YONGSAN GARRISON — Drug and alcohol abuseGate 1, across from the National officials report an increase in positive drug tests. In anMedical Center will be closed to all average year, the garrison may deal with five to eight drugvehicular traffic. Gate 2 adjacent to abuse cases; however since October 2006, there have beenBangsan Market will be open for limited 16 Soldiers who tested positive for illegal drugs.vehicle access. For information call 721-7501. The drug abuse cases for Soldiers in the Yongsan Garrison community involved 11 for marijuana, two forUSAG-Yongsan Advisory amphetamines, one for anabolic steroids, one for cocaineThere will be an anti-terrorism exercise and one for “OxyContin.”Thursday, June 28. Be advised that OxyContin is a narcotic analgesic medication prescribedYongsan Garrison gates may close for many painful conditions.unannounced and there will be According to the National Drug Intelligence Center Webincreased security measures. The site, oxycodone products, including OxyContin, areexercise will last all day. frequently abused pharmaceuticals. Prescription drug abuse is equivalent to illegal drug Summer Reading abuse, according to Army Substance Abuse Program Program officials.The Yongsan Library Summer Reading “In the eyes of the Army, taking a friend’s prescriptionProgram will be at 11 a.m. every medication is the same as smoking marijuana,” said U.S.Tuesday June 19-July 31. There will be Army Garrison-Yongsan Alcohol and Drug Control Officer DAVID MCNALLYa kick-off party June 19 with Katie Bell Hector Samarripa. Misuse of OxyContin and other prescription medications containingas the guest story teller. Refreshmentswill be provided. Registration begins “What we’re hearing is that a Soldier’s friend may have oxycodone is increasing according to substance abuse officials.June 5. For information, call 723-7300. a prescription and they just share the medication,” said “It is an opiate derivative,” Boyce said. “This will USAG-Yongsan Prevention Coordinator Richard Boyce. automatically give a positive urinalysis result.” Auto and Cycle Show “We need our Soldiers and civilians to know not to use Boyce also said unit urinalysis programs in USFK areThe 3rd annual Yongsan Auto and someone else’s prescription medication.” required to randomly test 10 percent of their population eachCycle Show will be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration reports the month.Saturday, June 23 in the Main Post Club pharmacological effects of OxyContin make it “a suitable In response to the latest drug abuse cases, commandersparking lot. There will be food, music, substitute for heroin; therefore, it is attractive to the same increased urinalysis to 100 percent in units where drugvendors, and a chance to win cash abuser population.” See Drug Page 12 Drug,prizes. For information, call 738-5315. Parent Child Putt-Putt Championship Yongsan Retiree Council holds first event By David McNallyFourth Annual Parent Child Putt-Putt USAG-Yongsan Public AffairsChampionship 9 a.m. Saturday, June 23.Entry cost is $4.00. Age groups are 9 YONGSAN GARRISON — Theyrs. and under, 10-13 years old, and 14- Yongsan Retiree Council sponsored its17 years old. Sign up at the Driving first event Saturday at Commiskey’s.Range by Thursday, 21. Pay entry fee The council came into existencewhen you register. No refunds. Trophy May 23. Forty-four military retireeswill be given for each age group for 1st, and active duty Soldiers interested in2nd, and 3rd place. All entries will get a retirement met for a buffet breakfastt-shirt. Free snacks and beverages afterthe tournament. followed by a medical benefits and Veteran’s Administration briefing. Birthday Steak Surprise Korea Retirement Services OfficerServicemembers with a birthday in June Jack Terwiel welcomed the creationcan get a free steak, birthday cake and of the Yongsan Retiree Council.a gift from the USO. Stop by on Friday, “We now have active retireeJune 29th. For information, call 724-7781. councils in Area I, II and IV,” Terweil said. BOSS Information He outlined his duties andSingle and unaccompanied Soldiers, we responsibilities in assisting retirees andneed your help in planning and widows. He said he tries to keepconducting morale activities that appeal retirees informed of benefits. DAVID MCNALLYto your leisure needs. Contact your Unit Yongsan retirees listen to a TRICARE briefing Saturday at Commiskey’s. Forty-four retirees and “One thing people do not like to talkBOSS Representative. Volunteer to interested active-duty Soldiers attended the first Yongsan Retiree Council event. about is death,” he said. “But, if aassist and/or attend the USAG- retiree’s cause of death is listed as sending 500 or 5,000,” he said. the United States may opt for a splitYongsan BOSS meetings at 1:30 p.m. atthe Main Post Club every first and third ‘unknown’ and there is no autopsy, “Retirees are automatically eligible enrollment in TRICARE Prime andWednesday of each month. For more there will not be any benefits to give for TRICARE Standard,” said 18th Standard.information, call 738-5468. to the surviving family members.” Medical Command marketing Lt. Col. Marsha Patrick told the Terweil said he operates a retiree specialist Soyoung Harleston. briefing attendees that the 121stUSAG-Yongsan Web Site newsletter and asked retirees to sign “TRICARE Prime is only available to Combat Support Hospital treatsFor more news and information, visit up for it at the Retiree Activities Office retirees in the United States.” retirees on a space-available basis.the Yongsan Garrison Web site at Web site, However, Harleston said retirees “Our intent is to serve you,” “It costs me the same whether I’m who have eligible family members in said.
  • 10. The Morning Calm Weekly June 15, 2007 11Monsoon season to bring heavy summer rainsBy David McNally Gate 17, and 8th Army and X Corps intersection,”USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs he said. YONGSAN GARRISON — The potential Those areas have traditionally been prone topower of nature’s fury has arrived. From June to flooding during monsoon season. Other areas to beSeptember U.S. Forces Korea can expect rainfall careful of are the fence that runs next to the Warand heavy winds to have a severe impact on military Memorial near Moyer Community Services Centeroperations. and the 121st General Hospital overflow parking and Officials said people have good reason to respect South Post Dental Clinic parking lot. The west sidemonsoon season. Severe flooding around the of Camp Coiner, near the Army and Air ForceYongsan Bowling Center in 2002 caused millions of Exchange Service Shoppette and softball field, hasdollars of damage to garrison facilities. also experienced excessive flooding in the past. In 1998, four U.S. Soldiers, and more than 300 Training areas are dangerous during heavy rains inKorean civilians, were killed during monsoon season. hilly and mountainous areas.United States Forces Korea suffered $242 million “Use the upper half of the Banpo Bridge duringin lost or damaged property. heavy rains because the Han River can swell over In Korea, it is possible to have more than 20 the bottom portion of the bridge,” Thomas said.inches of rainfall in a 24-hour period. Destructive weather mitigation plans specify “The key is awareness,” said Installation action for countering flooding or handling excessiveManagement Command-Korea Operations Officer debris from heavy winds.Jeff Holbrook. “Ironically, we go through a personnel “The best mitigation process is to ensure thattransition this time of year.” drainage ditches, gutters, drains are clear of debris Many people come to Korea for the first time and during heavy rains to remove built-up standingand know nothing of the dangers of monsoon season, water,” Thomas said. “The key is to keep waterhe said. flowing and not to let it backup.” The most intense rainfall occurs during a 30-40 To protect against heavy winds, communityday period during the season where heavy rains CPL. JUNG JAE-HOON members should ensure things like broken oraccount for more than 50 percent of Korea’s annual A Yongsan Soldiers crosses the street during a monsoon overhanging tree limbs are removed, he added .rainfall. season rainstorm last year. Military units in Korea have developed five phases “We focus on preparedness and training,” said Thomas led a working group to review the in dealing with destructive weather:U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Plans, Training, USAG-Yongsan Destructive Weather Plan and to PlanningMobilization and Security Director Jerry Casey. coordinate preparations with tenant units. Warning “Mitigation is the best course of action when Thomas said garrison drainage systems in major Destructive weatherdealing with destructive weather,” said U.S. Army flood areas have been improved and upgraded. Post-destructive weather recoveryGarrison-Yongsan Operations Officer Dave “We can expect better drainage around the Lessons learnedThomas. Yongsan Bowling Center, Education Center, Library, See Monsoon Page 12 Monsoon,
  • 11. 12 June 15, 2007 The Morning Calm WeeklyPersonnel from Page 9 “I came here with understanding Army. She added that the informationthat we were going to get briefed about explained about the steps the Army isthe Army information,” said 8th U.S. going to take in the future.Army Transportation Division Master In the end, Rochelle praisedSgt. Tamara Nance. “He gave me a Soldiers, as well as civilians, for theirbetter understanding about Army G- efforts and service to the country.1.” “Thank you for who you are, what Nance said after the brief she was you are and what you do everydayable to know what to expect from the with your support,” Rochelle said.Drug from Page 10problems occur. medication, it’s a pill in a bottle with your “Korea still has the lowest drug abuse friend’s name on it,” Boyce said. “Yourrate in the entire U.S. Army,” Samarripa friend is taking it, so why can’t you?”said. “But, our goal is to get to zero.” Testing positive for prescription drug Samarripa said USAG-Daegu has abuse means mandatory referral to thealready reached that goal. Army Substance Abuse Program. It “Across the peninsula, Daegu had also means the Criminal Investigationzero drug abuse cases this fiscal year,” Division and Military Police will gethe said. “USAG-Red Cloud reported involved. The results of a positive drug10 cases with six of those involving test can be devastating to a military orOxyContin.” civil service career. Samarripa said USAG-Pyeongtaek The bottom line is that it all comeshas had six drug abuse cases with four down to whose name is on the bottle.for illegal prescription drug use. “It may be your friend’s name,” “People already know about illegal Boyce said. “But if it’s not yours, it’sdrug abuse, but with prescription illegal drug abuse. from Page 11Monsoon During monsoon season preparation procedures, cleared and opened alland planning, workers clear debris drainage, ensured units know theirfrom ditches on the sides of roads and areas of responsibility, prepositionedstream beds on installations. Workers sand bags and provided sand.”fill sand bags, and store them, just in Garrison assets are on-call ifcase. needed, he said. If the situation Commanders should conduct warrants, the garrison may go toperiodic risk assessments and identify FLOODCON 2 or FLOODCON 3. Ifpotential problem areas. Key staff this happens, certain destructivemembers update alert rosters so they weather mitigation procedures may becan react when the weather turns bad. activated. Weather advisories or warnings “During FLOODCON 3 peopletrigger the warning phase. In Seoul, may be relocated to safer areas,the Installation Management installation and community activitiesCommand-Korea, forms a destructive may be limited or stopped, roads mayweather response team. be closed and military and civilian work The garrisons go into action during stoppages could be expected,” he said.emergency conditions as the plan goes Officials stress the need to avoidinto gear. flood-prone areas and low bridges, as Commanders account for their well as steep mountainous or hillypeople and respond to conditions as the terrain during heavy worsens. “Keep drainage systems free of This means placing sand bags, debris,” Thomas said. “And remember,controlling traffic, relocating residents are responsible for theirequipment, performing search and quarters and the immediate vicinityrescue operations, and evacuating and around those quarters.”sheltering victims. Community members can help each Monsoon season packs a punch of other during the monsoon season byhazardous conditions. There are contacting the USAG-Yongsandangers from lightning, reduced Directorate of Plans, Training,visibility when driving and Mobilization and Security if they knowhydroplaning. But possibly the most of any potential hazards, or have anyserious danger comes from flash questions regarding destructivefloods. weather. “Right now we are already at During duty hours the USAG-FLOODCON 1, which started the first Yongsan DPTMS number is 738-7316weekend after Memorial Day,” (add the prefix 0505 if dialing from offThomas said. “We have reviewed post). During off-duty hours theplans and rehearsed mitigation numbers are 738-7404 or 738-7405. Yongsan Garrison on the Web Web
  • 12. The Morning Calm Weekly June 15, 2007 13Families First: Personal property system revampedBy Cpt. Cesar Casal shipment in the Defense Personal Property System comprehensive online survey covering the variousUSAG Yongsan Legal Center Claims Office (DPS). aspects of the move, from pickup to delivery. The Permanent change of station moves are a Shipment tracking: the carrier will provide the Government will then use these surveys to continuestressful and hectic time in a servicemember’s service member a tracking number, which they can contractual relationships with the best rated carriersmilitary career. One of the stressful tasks use to track their property on-line in a manner similar using the Best Value Score method (BVS). Underassociated with PCS moves is the claims process. to package delivery services. Claimants will be given the old system, the Government used cost as theMost servicemembers do not know much about up-to-date information on the location and status of sole factor in choosing a carrier. The new system,the claims regulations, and frankly, most do not care. their shipment. however, will use a BVS calculation which considersThey just want to have their items repaired or On-line claims filing and settlement: the claims both cost and performance in evaluating a carrier.replaced quickly with a minimum amount of effort process can be completed on-line. Service members The CSS will be an integral part of this process.on their part. Under the current system, the burden and DoD employees will be able to access a website The aim of the Department of Defense inwas placed on the service member to provide and submit any claims they wish to file on-line. The implementing the Families First program is toinformation and estimates to substantiate their moving company, or Transportation Service Provider streamline personal property shipment, expedite theclaims. (TSP), will then respond with a settlement offer. The claims process, and obtain the best value for the The Department of Defense, in conjunction with claimant may accept this offer. If the claimant does Government’s money from contracted carriers. Withthe shipping industry, has developed and will soon not, then they may file with the local claims office. the implementation of the Families First program, itimplement the Families First program as early as Full Replacement Value Protection: Under the is the hope of the DoD that service members willthe fourth quarter of 2007. This program represents Families First program, if the service member files spend less time worrying over their propertya major restructuring of the personal property a claim directly with the transportation provider shipments and more time on adjusting to their newsystem aimed at streamlining the various aspects within nine months of delivery, then the transportation duty station. Service members will understandablyof a PCS move: the pre-move counseling process, provider is liable for the full replacement value (FRV) be enthusiastic about the Families First program, butthe actual move, and the claims process. of any lost or destroyed items. Generally, for most of the major changes will not be in effect until Families First: The Benefits damaged items, the TSP will pay to have the items at least the fourth quarter of 2007. Service members The Department of Defense will implement repaired to their condition when the TSP received should conduct their personal property moves as theyFamilies First in three phases, but Phase II will the items. For destroyed items, the TSP has the always have (turning in their pink forms to their localaffect service members the most. option of replacing the destroyed item with the same claims office within 70 days of the date of delivery The following is a list of improvements that Phase item or a similar one, or paying the full cost of a and filing their claims within two years) until furtherII will bring: replacement item. More details of this program will notice. For more information, visit the SDDC’s Self-service counseling: the service member will be forthcoming as full implementation comes into website on the Families First program at http://be able to complete the pre-move counseling on- effect. at his or her convenience. Service members Quality Service Impact via Customer Satisfaction Families+First/. You can also contact the Clientand Department of Defense employees will be able Survey (CSS): After a move, the service member Legal Services Office at USAG-Yongsan for moreto enter their move information and establish their will have the opportunity to complete a information at 738-8111.
  • 13. 14 June 15, 2007 The Morning Calm Weekly June 15-21 Are We Done Yet? Are We Done Yet? Pathfinder Mr. Brooks Blades of Glory Are We Done Yet? Pathfinder (PG) 8:30 p.m. (PG) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (PG) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. Pirates Of The Caribbean Pirates Of The Caribbean Pirates Of The Caribbean Blades of Glory No Show No Show No Show (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Mr. Brooks Mr. Brooks Mr. Brooks Blades of Glory Blades of Glory Fracture Fracture (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. Blades of Glory Mr. Brooks Blades of Glory Pathfinder Mr. Brooks Blades of Glory Are We Done Yet? (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. Perfect Stranger Pathfinder Blades Of Glory No Show No Show No Show Pathfinder (R) 9:30 p.m. (R) 9:30 a.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8 p.m. Oceans Thirteen — Danny Ocean Mr. Brooks — Mr. Brooks: a Are We Done Yet? — The Persons Pathfinder — A thousand years in Blades Of Glory — Chazz Michael and the gang would have only one successful businessman; a family decides to move from the big the past, a young Norse boy is left Michaels was the rock star of the reason to pull off their most ambitious generous philanthropist; a loving city to the suburbs of idyllic life. A behind after his clan shipwrecks on skating arena, leaving a trail of and riskiest casino heist--to defend father and devoted husband. But Mr. house renovation leads to chaos, the Eastern shores. Despite his thrashed ice and shrieking female one of their own. Ruthless casino Brooks has a secret--he is an particularly when the contractor who lineage, the boy is raised by the very fans in his wake. The only competitor owner Willy Bank never imagined that insatiable serial killer, so lethally clever clashes with Nick, bonds with his wife Indians his kinsmen set out to destroy. who could match Michaels scores the odds were against him when he that no one has ever suspected him- and the two kids. Rated PG (some Now, as the Vikings return to stage was the driven former child prodigy, double-crossed Danny Ocean¡¯s -until now. As Mr. Brooks succumbs innuendos, brief language) 90 min another barbaric raid on his village, Jimmy MacElroy. These two fierce.friend and mentor Reuben Tishkoff. to one last murderous urge, an the 25 year-old Norse warrior wages competitors erupted into a no-holds- Willy may have taken down one of amateur photographer witnesses the a personal war to stop the Vikings barred fight at the World the original Ocean¡¯s eleven, but he crime. Suddenly Brooks finds himself trail of death and destruction. Forging Championships, resulting in a ban for left the others standing. Danny Ocean entangled in the dark agenda of an his own path, his destiny is revealed life. To skate again, all Chazz and tries to take Willy down on the night opportunistic bystander, as well as and his identity re-claimed. Rated R Jimmy have to do is set aside their of what should be his greatest hunted by the unorthodox and (strong brutal violence) 99 min long festering hatred of one another triumph--the grand opening of his tenacious detective. Rated R (strong and join forces--as the first male/ new casino. Rated PG-13 (brief violence, sexual content, nudity, male figure skating pair to compete in sensuality) 122 min language) 119 min the history of the sport. Rated PG-13 (crude/sexual humor, language, comic violence, drug references) 93 min Lucky You No Show I Think I Love My Wife Zodiac No Show No Show No Show (PG13) 6:45 p.m. (R) 6:45 p.m. (R) 6:45 p.m. Oceans Thirteen Oceans Thirteen Oceans Thirteen Blades Of Glory Blades Of Glory Pathfinder Pathfinder (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Pathfinder Are We Done Yet? Blades Of Glory Are We Done Yet? Premonition No Show Oceans Thirteen (R) 9 p.m. (PG) 9 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Blades Of Glory Are We Done Yet? Blades Of Glory Are We Done Yet? No Show Oceans Thirteen Pathfinder (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG) 9 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Oceans Thirteen Oceans Thirteen Oceans Thirteen Pathfinder Pathfinder Blades Of Glory Blades Of Glory (PG13) 8:45 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Daddys Little Girl Are We Done Yet? Are We Done Yet? Are We Done Yet? Norbit Norbit Norbit (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. Music And Lyrics Meet The Robinsons Meet The Robinsons Firehouse Dog Firehouse Dog The Astronaut Farmer The Astronaut Farmer (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m.
  • 14. The Morning Calm Weekly June 15, 2007 15 USAG-Yongsan —Worship Services— Operation Big Bath By CH (CPT) Heather L. Landrus big bath. I knew I was going to have to get in Pastoral Care Clinician that tub with her and get my hands dirty beforeCatholic Mass Sunday 8 a.m. South Post Chapel 121st Combat Support Hospital 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel I would get the stinky stuff out of her fur. I 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel took my dog on a walk the other night. As I washed Patty, looked into her eyes, so Tues./Wed. 12:05 p.m. 121 Hospital Chapel I was tired and it was dark outside, so I pitiful, and full of regret, I saw all of humanity Mon./Thur./Fri1 12:05p.m. Memorial Chapel 1st Sat. 9a.m. Memorial Chapel did not pay too much attention to Patty reflected in her predicament. Okay, so we doJewish Friday 7 p.m. South Post Chapel as she began to rub her head in the grass. I not literally roll around in dog pooh, but we doEpiscopal Sunday 10 a.m. Memorial Chapel waited for a moment or two and then gently tend to participate in activities that make usUnited Pent. Sunday 1:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel tugged her leash to continue the walk. stink. We bad mouth a friend or watch aCollective Prot. Sunday 8 a.m. Memorial Chapel Only a few seconds passed before I got a questionable movie or simply think the worst(Weekly Communion) 9:30 a.m. 121 Hospital Chapel whiff of some foul odor. I instinctively checked of a person we hardly know. We wallow in sin(Korean) 9:30 a.m. Hannam Village the bottom of my shoes. I saw nothing. No and then we wonder why we stink. 10 a.m. South Post Chapel dog duty…no nothing. The smell continued. Thankfully, God is all about the business of 10 a.m. MTF (R.O.C.K.) 10:30 a.m. K-16 Chapel Everywhere I went, the smell followed. So cleaning. God climbs into the tub with us, 11 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel naturally, I thought it was just one of those knowing we are ashamed of our behavior. God(Gospel) Noon South Post Chapel smells that has a life of its own and hangs in picks up the soap and looks into our eyes andKATUSA Thursday 6:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel the air like a cling-on. Unfortunately, I learned smiles, knowing that this is the moment He hasKCFA 2nd Tues. 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel 3rd Tues. 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel all too quickly that the foul smell had nothing been waiting for…the moment when we needChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Church of Christ Information: to do with air quality and everything to do with Him most…the moment when we realize weCall 738-3011 my poodle, Patty Lou. cannot be cleaned up on our own. He washes Area II Chaplains Apparently, she had been rubbing her head us in His grace and this…this is the moment Chaplain (LTC) James P King (Area II Staff Chaplain) . in much more than a patch of green grass. when we look into His eyes and we see that or DSN 738-3009 When I bent to pick Patty up, she was covered God is able to do what we cannot do for Chaplain (MAJ) Adolph G. DuBose (Deputy Area II CH) in what seemed to be a layer of mud. The ourselves. or DSN 738-4043 smell, however, told me it was more than mud. Only God is able to restore us. Only God is Chaplain (MAJ) Leo Mora Jr. (Family Life Chaplain) And I knew what I had to do. I left her standing able to clean us up and to set us on the right or DSN 736-3018 in my tub so that I could get ready for operation path once again.
  • 15. June 15, 200716 The Morning Calm WeeklyMaynardTripletswail atCaseyBy Jim CunninghamUSASG-RC Public Affairs USAG-CASEY—Erin, Missy andMandy Maynard, aka the MaynardTriplets, took the stage at IndianheadGolf Club after a brief shower forcedthe show indoors, and sang their best JIM CUNNINGHAMknown hits nonstop for two sets. Thetrio became famous after their Maynard Triplets Erin, Missy, and Mandy, belt out their best-known hits at the Indianhead Golf Club on the grounds of USAG-Casey June 9.appearance on the popular televisionshow American Idol. “We are here touring the Pacific forArmed Forces Entertainment becausewe want to entertain the troops andgive back what we can for all they dofor us,” Erin said. “We are sort ofwimps. We could never be in themilitary, and we could never do whatSoldiers do over here.” “Once we were asked to come hereand entertain, we jumped at thechance,” Missy said. The Maynard triplets grew up inOmaha, Neb. They were the oldest ofsix girls. They began showing talent at a veryyoung age. “When we were 16 we were askedto sing at the Pentagon,” Mandy said.“We sang at Walter Reed Hospital, andthat was before we had heard of theUnited Services Organization or AFE.” After singing at the Pentagon andWalter Reed Hospital, AFE asked thegirls to sing on a road tour to entertainthe troops, but there was a hitch. “They said we had to be 18 yearsold, but we were only 16 at the time,”Erin said. “We are 21 now.” In the meantime, they decided to the armed services, according to Erin.enter the popular television program “We have been in Japan for the lastAmerican Idol. 16 days, and we will be in Yongsan “When we turned 18 we entered tomorrow. We are so happy to be hereAmerican Idol,” Mandy said. “We and we love performing for thewere asked to go to California, and a Soldiers. We want to give as much aslot of things happened there that started we can so they know how much weour career.” appreciate what they do and how much When AFE asked the group to play we support them,” Erin said.on tour, they knew exactly who to call The triplets will go to Guam afterfor the band. leaving Korea in a few days. “We grew up with these guys. We “We hope we will touch the lives ofused to sing with them in Nebraska,” all the Soldiers here before going toErin said. “We have been performing Guam to entertain Soldiers there,”with them for a long time.” Mandy said. “We just want to say to The triplets feel very lucky to be on all the troops ‘we love you and wean AFE road tour. They just want to support all that you are doing for all ofgive back to the men and women in us back home.’”
  • 16. 18 June 15, 2007 MWR The Morning Calm Weekly School’s out - Surf is up! factors to provide maximum fun for all. It’s a piece of America here,” said Ross. “I know that it’s a long drive, but it’s worth being able to come have some New waterpark offers summertime fun for everyone fun and relax for a day. If folks were By Capt. Stacy Ouellette to make a day trip of it, there are a lot —USAG-H— with its three diving boards and a three- of great restaurants and Osan isn’t too 8th U.S. Army Public Affairs meter deep pool. far away as well,” said Stan Smith. Wonju EnclaveIntramural Softball League Standings USAG-Humphreys, Republic of Near the children’s play area is a In the future, the management plans (as of June 12) Korea – More than 750 eager patrons snack bar and umbrella-covered tables to have events such as fish frys andHHC 1-2 AVN: 5-0; AIR FORCE: 4-1; 602ND splashed into the summer season during where parents can relax in this worry barbeques offered at the waterpark and ASB: 3-2; E 1-2 AVN: 2-2; CSCT # 1: 1-3 EAGLE KATUSA: 1-3; D 1-2 AVN: 1-3 the grand opening of the Splish and free environment while their little ones scheduled performances as well. LONG KATUSA: 1-4 Splash Waterpark Memorial Day frolic in the pools. Identification card holders can sign in weekend at Camp Humphreys. The children’s area is zero-entry pool up to three guests each. Wonju Enclave Intramural Softball League Results As the first American waterpark in design which allows children a gradual Splish and Splash is open daily until EAGLE KATUSA (16); LONG KATUSA (8) Korea, Splish and Splash has all the basic entry into the pool instead of a sudden Sept. 9. Contact your local MWR office B 602 ASB (21); CSACT # 1(8) necessities of any waterpark: the drop off into the water. AIR FORCE (19); D 1-2 AVN (2) for more information about costs, family spouting mushrooms, two waterslides, Capt. Stan Smith, Chaplain, 3rd pricing, and season passes. —USAG-Y— and a children’s zero-entry pool. Military Intelligence Battalion, 501st Post Men’s Softball “The facilities are phenomenal. We Military Intelligence Brigade and his MWR Calendar Yongsan (16); Kunsan (5) have a two year old and the waterpark family decided to take advantage of the Yongsan (19); Kunsan (18) here is worry free. There are natural park’s free admission over Memorial Anthem Tour, June 15-16 Yongsan (20); Kunsan (2) A truly original sound that is creating a big Yongsan (17); Kunsan (12) borders in the way the waterpark is set Day weekend to test out the park. wave throughout the U.S., Anthem up. We intend to buy the 10 plus 1 pass Area III Business Manager Mike provides musical diversity for all reggae Post Women’s Softball Yongsan (23); Kunsan (13) and definitely come back,” said Jeanna Ross was on-hand for the park’s fans – from roots to dancehall. Anthem’s Yongsan (13); Kunsan (3) Smith, military spouse and mother. opening weekend. He said his major dynamic performances inspire their Yongsan (23); Kunsan (3) Splish and Splash was specifically concern was safety, but also to ensure audiences to have as much fun listening to Yongsan (18); Kunsan (8) their music, as they do playing it. designed to provide all the excitement patrons were enjoying the park. Due to Intramural Softball League Yongsan of a typical American waterpark with this, 18 lifeguards are mandated to be 501st MI (13); 8th Army #1 (7) Jun 15, Camp Humphreys, safety and fun for all Servicemembers, on duty throughout operating hours Tommy D’s, 8p.m. 94th MP (5); 8th Army #1 (8) 595th MT (8); 8th Army #1 (9) civilian employees and their families. daily. 595th MT (7); 8th Army #2 (0) Patrons traveled from as far as Daegu “When designing the plan for the Jun 16, Camp Casey, 595th MT (6); Kanakas (17) Gateway Outdoor, 8p.m. 501st MI (7); 8th Army #2 (0) to enjoy the waterpark’s opening day waterpark, included were the basic 94th MP (8); Kanakas (19) 501st MI (7); Sockor (13) Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament 94th MP (1); CRUS (16) June 16-17 Navy (9); 18th Med (19) Camp Casey Warrior’s Club Sockor (2); 18th Med (18 Elimination rounds begin at 11AM on Sat, 41st Sig (9); Suslak (13) Embassy (1); 18th Med (12) Jun 16. Play Down to the Champion will CRUS (10); Suslak (5) run through Sun, Jun 17. First Place Prize Embassy (1); Suslak (16) is a $1,200 gift certificate. Daily CRUS (10); Kanakas (0) maintenance fee is $25. There will be great CRUS (5); 41st Sig (10) prizes for the top 40. 595th MT (20); Navy (9) Navy (21); 41st Sig (13) Limited to the first 320 players. Registration is at 10a.m. Standings 5K Fun Run, June 16 CRUS: 10-1; 8th Army #1: 9-1; Suslak: 8-2; Camp Red Cloud & 18th Med: 8-2; Kanakas: 6-4; 595th MT: 6-5; 94th MP: 4-5; 41st Sig: 3-6; Stanley Fitness CentersNavy: 3-7; 501st MI: 3-7; Embassy: 2-7; Sockor: Begins at 8AM. Open to all US ID Card 2-7; 14th MP: 2-7; 8th Army #2: 2-7 Holders. For more information, call 730-4624. K-16 Intramural Softball League E Co 2-2 Avn (6); A Co 2-2 Avn (18) B Co 2-2 Avn (7); HHC 2-2 AVN (0) Swimming Championship, June 16 D Co 2-2 AVN (12); B Co 58th AVN (24) Camp Casey, Hanson Pool Open to active duty military, DoD Annual O6’s vs E-9’s Softball Game civilians, and their adult family members O6’s (22); E9’s (21), Game were covered AFN stationed on USFK installations in Korea. Registration runs from 9-10AM. Upcoming Post Softball Games Yongsan vs CRC, 1300 & 1415, 16 June Summer Reading Program, June 19-POC for USAG-Y sports information contact the PHOTOS BY CAPT. STACY OUELLETTE July 31, Yongsan Library Sports Director at 738-8608. The Yongsan Library Summer Reading Program will be at 11 a.m. every Tuesday —USAG-Y— June 19-July 31. There will be a kick-off party June 19 with Katie Bell as the guest Softball Results story teller. Refreshments will be May 30 provided. For information, call 723-7300. 36TH SIG Bn (13); USAG-D (12) 23 Jun Ten Miler, June 23 19TH ESC (16); 188th MP Co (0 ) Camp Casey K-2 (16); 6th SC (15) The Eighth Army Ten Miler will take June 1 place at the Camp Casey, Carey Fitness Center. Race day registration begins at 19TH ESC (19); 36TH SIG Bn (12 ) 6:30-6:45a.m., followed by a course OVER 33 (12); 6TH SC ( 2 ) briefing. Race begins at 7:15a.m. Course K-2 ( 15 ); 188th MP Co ( 5 ) maps are available from USAG-Red Cloud Post Level Men, 2 June Sports, DSN 732-6276. This is the qualifying event for the Men’s and Daegu (22); Wonju (10) Women’s Active Duty Army Military Daegu (18); Wonju (3) Teams that will represent Eighth Army at Post Level Men 3 June the Army Ten Miler. Daegu (27); Wonju ( 3 ) Contact MWR for a complete Daegu (21); Wonju ( 6 ) “Splish and Splash” waterpark at Camp Humphreys offers fun for all Service- listing of upcoming events and members, their families, and guests with two waterslides, a children’s zero- activities. entry pool and more.
  • 17. June15, 2007 Page 21Warfighters arrive from Blisswith year-long mission1-7th ADA finds new home onKorean peninsulaBy Pfc. Gretchen Goodrich In-processing included new mailing35th Air Defense Artillery Public Affairs addresses, registering, and receiving Another group of Air Defense necessary vaccinations. It alsoArtillery Soldiers arrived at Suwon Air consisted of updating finances andBase May 29 as part of a battalion promotions, obtaining meal cards androtation. The Soldiers with 1 st maintaining accountability forBattalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery, everyone.108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Some of the Soldiers settled intoare the second group from their barracks at Suwon Air Base, whilebattalion to arrive from Fort Bliss with others were bused to Osan wheremore to come. The battalion is taking they will stay the remainder of thisthe place of the 1 st Battalion, 43 rd year.ADA, 35 th ADA, BDE, which has Although tired and worn out frombeen stationed in South Korea for 13 the 13-hour flight, several of theyears and is now rotating back to their soldiers remained optimistic about thehome, Fort Bliss. new scenery and the opportunity to While in South Korea, 1-7th will fall be in a new country.under the 35th ADA. Minutes after “I’m pretty excited (to be inlanding, the Soldiers received a Korea),” said Spc. Jonathan P. Kunkel.welcome speech from Col. John G. Pfc. Ryan Irby agreed.Rossi, 35 th ADA commander. The “Mostly, having the opportunity to PFC. GRETCHEN GOODRICHwarfighters were then bused to the see what Korea’s all about is the most The first group of Soldiers sets foot in Korea after their 13-hour planegym where they began in-processing. exciting part,” said Irby. flight from Fort Bliss, Texas, to Suwon Air Base as part of unit rotation. Army G-1 visits 35th ADA Soldiers Three-star thanks warfighters for decision to serve Lt. Gen. Michael D. Rochelle, the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 for the Army, visits with soldiers from 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade June 8, during a luncheon. As part of his visit around Osan Air Base, Rochelle spent his lunch with Soldiers, both enlisted and officers, thanking them for their decision to join the Army and serve their country. “You are special, you really are,” said Rochelle. “What you have chosen to do sets you apart from the rest.” PFC. GRETCHEN GOODRICH
  • 18. 22 June 15, 2007 USAG-H The Morning Calm Weekly VOLUNTEERCEREMONYThere will be a volunteerrecognition ceremony at the StrikeZone bowling alley June 29 from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is for thirdQuarter participants. There will befree bowling for all volunteers. TEEN JOBS AT CYSJob openings for teens, 16 years orolder for youth sports baseballofficials and scorers. No priorknowledge or training needed. CYSwill train. You become a member ofthe Sports Club and receive paidtraining as well as have yourassociation dues paid. Games arescheduled on Friday evenings andSaturday mornings and afternoons. NANCY TURNER CYS ADULT JOBS First graders (l to r) Brandon Lee and John Carroll get set for a hoola hoop race. Sgt. 1st Class Billie AdamsYouth Sports has positions for of Delta Company, 58th AVN is manning this station on field day.sports officials and scorers to helpwith all Youth Sports games. Youmust be able to work some Fridayevenings and Saturday mornings/ HEAS students enjoy field dayafternoons. Contact Lisa Hogue, By Nancy Turner There were scooter relay races and The Eastern Star who providedYouth Sports Director USAG Humphreys Elementary School hoola hoop relay races. Students materials and 753- Humphreys American Elementary competed for basketball prizes. They Soldiers from the Bee Hive Military5051. School students had a blast at Field swung with a colorful parachute and Lodge volunteered their time to man AUDIE MURPHY CLUB Day June12. tried to toss water balloons without the field day activities, encourage theThe Camp Humphreys Sergeant They used all the muscle getting wet. They ran to fill bottles of students and award students theirAudie Murphy Club is looking forSAMC members who want to conditioning they built in Physical water using cups with holes in them. prizes. It was a great way for studentsbecome active while assigned to Education to compete in fun sports This year ’s Field Day was and staff to end the year by playingKorea. Meetings are held the third activities. sponsored by the Masonic Lodge and together. Five American couples haveWednesday of each month. ContactSgt. 1st Class FC Lawson-Hurt at010-2259-3026 or Sgt. 1st ClassMiles at 010-3148-3450. USO HOSTS BBQThe USO will host a Summer BBQJune 16 for 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind traditional Korean weddingthe USO Buliding 375. There will By Andre D. Butleralso be an apple pie eating contest USAG Humphreys Public Affairsand all must pre-register to enter. Moving to the sound of a drum beat, much like that of COMPUTER CLASS FOR a slow marching tribal ritual, five American couples SPOUSES ventured to renew their original wedding vows during aACS has an ongoing eight-week traditional Korean wedding ceremony at Pyeongtaekcomputer basics class for spouses. Traditional Education Center June 8.Classes are Monday and With the Eighth United States Army CommandingWednesday in the the ACS resource General, Lt. Gen. David P. Valcourt, wife Diane, androom. First one is geared toPhilippine spouses; the next will be Eighth U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Barry C. Wheelerfor Russian and English spouses and his wife Pat, leading the way, three younger couplesand another for Korean spouses followed through the garden which led to a sanctuarytaught by CPAC. Graduates will outlined with all of the customary articles and foods of anreceive a certification of completion. authentic Korean ceremony.Pre-registration required. Call 753- “Now I understand why the Korean families are so8401, limit to five. strong,” Valcourt said. From the traditional garments worn to the meticulous UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX layout and deliverance of instructions, all was in order REGISTRATION with this most customary gathering. “The ceremony wasNow underway for the MBA 500Class, Foundations of Problem- wonderful,” he said.Based Learning. Classes will start Mayor Song, Myeong-ho, Mayor, Pyeongtaek City,On-Site at Osan Air Base June 13. officiated the ceremony, adding “this will be a memorable event for all of the couples involved.” Please send us your Stories and The couple’s time of marriage ranged from nine months Photos for Publishing to 35 years — each offering advice to achieving maritalTo submit information for publish- in The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-Humphrey’s common The Wheelers, who will be married for the most yearspages or for submissions for the June 17, shared that it takes hard work and dedication to New & Notes section, call 754- bridge the gap between military service and marriage. ANDRE D. BUTLER6132, 8847 or 8598. You can also Two Korean stewards position Pat Wheeler before she email all of your information to washes her hands, a ritual that’s part of the Korean See Wedding Page 23 Wedding, traditional wedding.
  • 19. The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-H June 15, 2007 23 from Page 22Wedding “It’s a two-way said. “It’s a beautifulstreet,” Barry Wheeler experience.”said. “You have to find Staff Sgts. Rex. E.the balance between Bailey and wife,being a Soldier and being Shelethea Y. Bailey, botha husband.” corrections specialists at Pat agreed with her USAG-Humphreys alsohusband adding, she felt getting married againsometimes feels as in this traditional settingthough she’s in the Army was a great way to learn— more so than the more about this culture.command sergeant A native of Georgia,major on many Shelethea brought thisoccasions. “We were idea to her husband whomarried before he likewise thought thisentered the military,” she would be an exciting PHOTOS BY ANDRE BUTLERsaid. So like her husband experience for them. Soldiers, spouses and Korean traditional wedding stewards pose for a photo after the ceremony.she too has been a part “My wife got an e- This ceremony was the held June 8 in Pyeongtaek. Five American husband and wife teamsof the military for a very mail and said to me, pariticipated in this event to learn a little more about the Korean culture. The Valcourts andlong time. ‘Honey we are about to Wheelers agreed to participate in this ritual because of their anniversary. The others wanted to The couple who was get married again’ I was experience something exciting and different -- an event or marriage to remember for a lifetime.the most recent to marry like okay and so itand participate in the happened,’” Rex said.renewal ceremony was “It was trulySpc. Paul Christian beautiful,” Shelthea said.Garzon, of Headquarters “Being able toand Operations experience a realCompany, 527th Military traditional KoreanIntelligence Battalion, wedding ceremony — itand wife Jennifer M. feels great.”Garcia, 3rd Military The two-hour eventIntelligence Battalion. ended with a traditional “My friend got cake-cutting ceremony.married here two years For the Valcourts,ago in a Korean Saturday marked theirtraditional style 34th year of,” said Garcia. Sgt. 1st Class Chris A.“And so I thought this Fick and wife, Pamela K. (Above) Mayor Song, Myeong-ho, Mayor, Pyeongtaek City,would be a great way to Fick also participated as directs the cake cutting ceremony after the wedding. Alllearn more about the part of the wedding five couples had a hand in it. (Left)Staff Sgt. SheletheaKorean culture,” she party. Bailey and her stewards wait patiently during the event. Korea, American troops remember fallen heroes REPUBLIC OF KOREA ARMY PHOTO Soldiers from the Republic of Korea Army and the United States Army place a wreath on Beacon Hill June 6 during Korea‘s Memorial Day ceremony. This was done to remember those who gave their life during past of wars.
  • 20. June 15, 2007 Page 25Republic of Korea Army cadets visit installationsBy Pvt. Na Kyung-ChulUSAG-Daegu Public Affairs CAMP HENRY – 34 cadets from the Republic ofKorea Army 3rd Military Academy visited United StatesArmy installations, Camps Henry and Walker June 13. Lead by Lt. Col. Chang Sung-wook, the grouparrived at the headquarter building of United StatesArmy Garrison Daegu on Camp Henry after lunchtime. After a briefing about the tour, the group walkedthrough a barracks building where U.S. Soldiers andKATUSA Soldiers are living for the first time. Then, they had a windshield tour of Camp Henryby bus and visited Camp Walker. At Camp Walker, they toured the commissary,Community Activity Center, library and Burger Kingfor dinner. To become officers of the future, it wasgreat opportunity for them to experience and observe PHOTO BY PARK HAE-JUthe U.S. Army installations. The Republic of Korea Army 3rd Military Academy cadets visit the commissary on Camp Walker June 13. Charles Philips, “I know that there are many U.S. Army Commissary Section Manager introduces the commissary to cadets.installations in Korea and I appreciate that U.S. Soldiers two outdoor activities in a year and visiting U.S. including college graduates are able to be selected. Theyare helping my country safely,” said Kim In-joong, Army installations is one of them.” complete the junior and senior university course, receivecadet of ROKA 3rd Military Academy. “I’ve been The Korean Third Military Academy was a bachelor’s degree and become second lieutenantshere last year but it is my first time to look around established in 1968 for training the best commissioned directly.Soldiers barracks and commissary. It was a great officers to deal with uneasy national security. Discharged from military service, they advance inexperience for my future as a military officer.” There is a two-year training course of cadet and every field of society and play an active part in each “I’m sure that it was a great opportunity for cadets also a training course of 4 – 16 weeks for the legal field of society such as the field of law, medical care,to improve their English speaking,” said Lt. Col. Jang officer, medical officer, chaplain and so on. religion, and science as people in the leadership class.Sung-wook, tutor of ROKA 3rd Military Academy. Unmarried people who are between 19 and 25 and The ROKA 3rd Military Academy is located in“The group is the English speaking club. We have finish at least the two-year course at the university Youngcheon city in Gyeongbuk province.Community Operations chief brings hometop honors in Club Management barriers. Menus were updated, new food productsBy Laurel Baek introduced, and overall cleanliness and appearanceUSAG Daegu Marketing Chief of clubs improved dramatically. At the golf course, CAMP HENRY – USAG Daegu Community equipment was upgraded and the course underwentOperations Chief, Richard Vaughn, showed the Army the first phase of a major facelift with a four-holewhat superb business management skills looked like renovation. The bowling center saw the upgrade ofwhen he won the coveted 2006 James A. Carroll Jr. the approach area including seating and tile, and anAward for Excellence in Management, Community enhanced, state-of-the-art sound system.Operations Division Business Manager. Vaughn claims adding benefit and value to The James A. Carroll Award, sponsored by the customers is instrumental in creating well-roundedUnited States Army Family and Morale, Welfare, programs for a wide range of tastes. “The beauty ofand Recreation Command (FMWRC), was innovation is that you’re never alone in the process.established in 1976 in Mr. Carroll’s honor as a leader Our customers are the greatest innovators and ifin the civilian and military hospitality field. In 1991, we’re listening, we can’t go wrong.” Vaughn says,the Army established an Excellence in Management “We employ as many methods as possible to get ourAwards program to recognize outstanding leaders in customers to talk to us.” Surveys, comment cards,bowling, golf, leisure travel and recycling operations. the Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) onlineIn 2000, the Business Manager category was added system, focus groups, and one-on-one feedback areto identify exceptional performers in business just a few of the ways he gathers customer data.operations. And when he’s not talking to customers, he’s watching The criteria for any Carroll award are tough to Richard Vaughn them. “Sometimes customers don’t tell you straightmeet, but the competition for Community Operations reviewed operations and realized the key to improved up what’s on their minds, so you watch them to seeDivision is significantly more difficult because it spans performance was mostly customer based. “We just how they react to staff, food, programs and so forth.MWR business programs across the board versus a weren’t giving our customers what they needed; what Their body language speaks volumes even if they’resingle facility or program. Managers must show vision they were asking for.” said Vaughn “And it’s no not. When people are included in the process,and innovation in services and programs, outstanding secret that ignoring customer needs is the fastest community members support the programs and happyfinancial performance and notable improvements in way to kill a business operation.” He immediately customers mean increased patronage andclubs, bowling and golf operations. began putting plans in motion to improve services profitability.” He admits that none of this is possible Prior to Vaughn’s arrival, USAG Daegu clubs and customer satisfaction by re-training wait staffwere struggling and unprofitable. Once on board, he to use standard phrases to overcome language See Award on Page 28
  • 21. June 15, 200726 USAG-D The Morning Calm Weekly July 4 Sporting Events Clear the room! There will be sporting events including 3 on 3 basketball, racquetball, sand-pit volleyball tournaments, 5K run and 2mile walk July 4. The deadline for entry is June 26. Please, register at Camp Walker and Camp Carroll Gyms. For information, call Neal Fleisher at 764- 4800. Warrant Officer Recruiting The Warrant Officer Recruiting will be held at Camps Carroll and Henry. At 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. June 18 and 19, it will be at Camp Carroll Education Center Bldg. #236 RM 13 Classroom A. At 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. June 20 - 22, it will be at Camp Henry Education Center Bldg. S-1840 Classroom 202. For information, call Warrant Officer Olga Elliot at 768-7388. American Red Cross The American Red Cross holds health and safety classes 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. June 30 at the Red Cross Bldg. T1425 on Camp Henry. The First Aid, CPR and AED for the workplace are subject for the classes. As the class size is limited, please sign up early. For information, call Jimmy Finch at 768-7993. PHOTO BY PFC. JUNG HWAN-WON Gate Security Upgrades A group composed of Pvt. Ki Ho-geun (from left), Staff Sgt. Ahmed S. Farah and Spc. Midine Beauvais, United States Army Garrison on Camp Henry Daegu, completes a mission to clear the room in Sergeant’s Time Training June 7 at Camp Walker. Gate security upgrades at Gate 1 and Exercise makes strong relationship 2 are planned for Camp Henry. The work began first at Gate 1, which is the rear gate, located adjacent to the CPAC building. The work at Gate 1 started June 5 and this gate will By Sgt. 1st Class Pam Voss Capt. Jario Shiffman, 19th ESC Once at their site, two lanes were remain closed while the 19th ESC Public Affairs assistant CBRN officer. up, operational and ready for the first construction takes place. Gate 2, CAMP CARROLL - The 19th Nearly 40 ROK Soldiers participated contaminated Soldiers about a half which is the front gate, will be used Sustainment Command in the exercise, which included hour later. as both the inbound and outbound (Expeditionary) and the 501st decontamination of vehicles, terrain, and Additionally, while this was going on, gate for the next 3 weeks, at which Sustainment Brigade made history Soldiers. another team from 19th Chem. Bn. time workers will transition to the “They brought their own equipment prepared for another mission; terrain when the 19th Republic of Korea opposite gate, as progress towards Chemical Battalion arrived at the gate and were really eager to get started.” decontamination. Their responsibility full completion is made. For of Camp Carroll on May 23, in order said Sgt. 1st Class Kwon O-jung, 501st was to decontaminate a piece of terrain information, call Victor Lowe at 764- 4167. to participate in the Adaptive Focus SBDE, CBRN Noncommissioned for future use. Force Protection Exercise, marking Officer In Charge. Sgt. 1st Class Michelle Felder, the CYS Summer Sports the first time a ROK chemical After the group was geared up they 19th ESC CBRN NCOIC described Camps battalion has performed a proceeded to the water point to fill up the decon site as ideal. Child and Youth Services holds summer decontamination exercise on a U.S. three Tank and Pump Units that they “From my experience as a drill sports camps June 25 through August Army installation. would use in the operation. sergeant, we were able to accomplish 24. The sports camps include baseball, The exercise is a follow up to the “They were able to fill up within 30 the operation as close to doctrinally soccer, basketball, volleyball and golf. minutes. To provide additional water correct as the terrain would allow,” she agreement signed in November 2003 Participants should pay $25 per youth. transferring the decontamination source, the Fire Department was said. T-shirt or hats will be provided. For mission from US control to Republic prepared to support the operation with Due to a lack of space and limited information, call CYS at 764-5298 or 764- 4859. of Korea forces. two fire trucks”, said Kwon. resources, the Soldiers did not set up This idea began several months While ROK Soldiers were filling their all of the stations of the thorough Combat Support ago when the 19th ESC staff met trucks, a team from the 501st Special decontamination site, but that did not Coordination Team #2 with the Second Republic Of Korea Troops Battalion was busy conducting hinder the experience. Change of Command Army Chemical Biological a chemical survey in order to establish “The ROK Soldiers demonstrated The change of command ceremony Radiological and Nuclear Chief, the type and extent of the their skills to their fellow Soldiers for Col. Gracus K. Dunn and Col. Col. Kim, Jung Nam and the rest contamination. and company commanders,” said Chris R. Downey in Combat Support After the 19th Chem. Bn. filled their Maj. Glenn Roper, 19th ESC CBRN of his staff as well as members of Coordination Team #2 will be held the 19th ROK Chem. Bn. During trucks with the necessary water for chief, “since the 23rd Chemical 10 a.m. June 19 in front of the meeting they discussed tactics decontamination, they headed to their Battalion left the peninsula over two Headquarters of Second Republic of Korea Army. Reception will and doctrine, and mutually agreed designated site. years ago, this is the first opportunity follow immediately after the to execute a combined exercise and Capt. Hoamg, the 501st SBDE for this training to take place and it ceremony. For information, contact Adaptive Focus provided that CBRN chief explained, “The 19th was a resounding success. C a p t . To b i a s a t 7 6 8 - 7 1 4 0 o r opportunity. Chem. Bn. reconnaissance vehicles led Although, this is just the beginning “This is a first step to turn over the way by conducting an area recon as the two commands work towards operational control on decon and secured the thorough future training and building stronger operations to the ROK Army,” said decontamination site.” habitual supporting relationships.”
  • 22. The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-D 27 June 15, 2007 NEWS & NOTES Opening Doors, Creating Opportunities Father’s Day events By Pfc. Na Kyung-chul has been successfully placing students with disabilitiesTo celebrate Father’s Day, there will be Sunday USAG-Daegu Public Affairs in summer and permanent jobs in the public andbrunch 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Evergreen CAMP HENRY – The college students with private sectors for several years, at no cost to theCommunity Club. Dad’s meal is $12.95. For disabilities can have great opportunities to reveal their school, the student, or the employer bringing togetherinformation, call at 764-4060. After the brunch, abilities through a special program. It is the the resources of their disability services and careerdoubles table tennis tournament will be held 2 p.m. Workforce Recruitment Program. services offices to promote more effectively the jobSunday at the Community Activity Center. For The Workforce Recruitment Program for college seeking skills and career readiness of their studentsinformation, call Community Activity Center at students with disabilities (WRP) is a resource to with disabilities and provide their students with764-4123. connect public and private sector employers disabilities a chance to grow personally and nationwide with highly motivated postsecondary professionally through participation in this nationwide Commissary Awareness Day students and recent graduates with disabilities who program.Better Opportunities for Single and are eager to prove their abilities in the workforce. The WRP is an excellent way for students withUnaccompanied Soldiers (BOSS) holds Employers seek to fill both temporary and permanent disabilities in all fields of study to market their abilitiesCommissary Awareness Day events 9 a.m. – 1 positions in variety fields. to a wide variety of potential employers across thep.m. June 22 at the Camp Walker Commissary. Myths, stereotypes, and misconceptions about United States, sharpen their interviewing skills during aThe events include jalapeno and watermelon- people with disabilities often stand in the way when required one-on-one meeting with a WRP recruiter,eating contests, water balloon relay, limbo contest, people with disabilities look for jobs, resulting in a high gain valuable skills, experience and contacts on the joban old fashioned BBQ and more. The unit with rate of unemployment. Statistics show that people with and prove that people with disabilities can be excellentthe most attendance can win money for their unit disabilities from minority backgrounds encounter even For information, call at 764-4440. greater difficulty in obtaining work. The WRP aims to The WRP operates on the following timeline. eliminate this workplace discrimination one student, By mid-September, the schedule of recruitment Camp Walker Library Summer one employer, and one job at a time. visits to schools is confirmed. From late January Reading Program An applicant for the program must have a substantial through the end of February, recruitment visits, whichCamp Walker Library holds Summer Reading disability, be a United States citizen and be enrolled in an include 30-minute personal interviews with individualProgram for children in grades K-12 June 29 – accredited institution of higher learning on a substantially students, are conducted. By late March, a data baseJuly 29. Registration is from June 29 to July 8. full-time basis (unless the severity of the disability composed of student information gathered duringPlease, stop by to get your children a reading precludes the student from taking a substantially full-time recruitment visits will be available to employers inbooklet, button, book-bag, T-shirt and bookmark. load) to seek a degree or be enrolled in such an institution the public and private sectors. Once the data base isThere will be an End-Of-Program party on July as a degree-seeking student taking less than a substantially released, interested employers make direct contact29. The children will receive their reading full-time load in the enrollment period immediately prior with students about temporary and permanent jobcertificates and the program winners will be to graduation or have graduated from such an institution offers. The data base is active for one year.announced. For information, call Camp Walker within the past year. For additional information, contact the UnitedLibrary at 764-4318. The WRP provides a unique opportunity for States Army Garrison Daegu Equal Employment colleges and universities to tap into a system that Opportunity Office at 764-7839.
  • 23. June 15, 200728 USAG-D The Morning Calm WeeklyAward from Page 25without the cooperation of managers and Course on Camp Walker, the remaining five invested in an interior upgrade, new soundstaff. “When you give to your employees,” holes are under renovation with 9-hole system, patio furniture and equipment, andsays Vaughn, “they give back to you. And playability set for September 1. Also due for gave it a new identity to appeal to a customerwhen you treat people as they ought to be completion September 1 is the last of a three- base that had been largely overlooked, the 30-treated, they reach beyond their potential.” part Evergreen Community Club renovation plus crowd. The Roadhouse re-opened in late In 2006, MWR business programs saw a encompassing the Fairway Lounge, Dining May with a new attitude and the customersplethora of changes ranging from construction Room, Brass Apple Lounge, administrative to prove its worth.projects and renovation to increased area and kitchen. In a community of more than 10,000customer-focused programming and His latest project was inspired by a military and civilian members, Richardentertainment. But Vaughn refuses to stop at customer e-mail in which he expressed a Vaughn continues to serve the best way he“Good enough” when opportunities and a need concern over the closure of a small lounge knows how, with vision, know how, and thefor improvements are still on the horizon. At n e a r t h e C a m p Wa l k e r B a s e O f f i c e r s a t t i t u d e t h a t U S A G -D a e g u o f f e r s t h eCamp Carroll, a new, 12-lane bowling center, Quarters. The facility was in poor shape, potential for viable and vibrant businessand “Gallows” full-service steak house are unprofitable, and virtually unheard of by most activities that improve quality of lifenearing completion and expected to open in community members. Seeing the possibilities, programs for all.October of this year. At the Evergreen Golf Vaughn considered the facility’s potential,FIRE WISE SAFETY TIPS: Vehicle fires figure significantly in fire deathBy Andrew Allen Nearly one out of four were from electrical failure repaired promptly.USAG-Daegu Directorate of Emergency Services or malfunction. Equipment failure is a more ·If a fire starts in a vehicle you are driving, pull Vehicle fires claimed more lives in the United common cause of fire among older vehicles. over to the side of the road if possible, stop the vehicle,States last year than apartment fires, according Collisions or overturns caused only 3 percent of turn off the engine, get out of the vehicle and moveto a study by the National Fire Protection the highway vehicle fires, but 57 percent of the away quickly.Association (NFPA). The study calls vehicle fires associated fire deaths. Two-thirds of highway ·Stay up hill if possible“a major component of the fire death problem.” vehicle fires start in the engine, or wheel area, ·Stay out of the smoke In 2004, 19 percent of the 1,550,500 reported but fuel tank or fuel line fires pose the highest ·Watch out for on coming trafficfires were vehicle fires. An estimated 550 people death risk, according to the study. ·Call the fire department. Do not attempt to opendied and 1,500 were injured in 297,000 vehicle fires, Who dies in these fires? Older teens and young the hood or fight an engine compartment fire on yourat a cost of more than $1.3 billion in property adults face the highest risk of dying in a highway own. On post call 911.damage. The vast majority of vehicle fires involve vehicle fire. ·Never – ever, try to reenter your vehicle oncehighway vehicles such as cars, trucks and buses. Safety tips: you are out! Everything can be replaced except you What causes these fires? Nearly half the time, ·Maintain your car. Follow manufacturer’s and your family!mechanical failure or malfunction, such as leaks, recommendations for scheduled maintenance. If you have any questions, please call the USAG-breaks, backfires or worn-out parts, is to blame. ·Have any mechanical or electrical problems Daegu Fire Prevention Officer at 764-5487.
  • 24. 30 June 15, 2007 Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily Week The Phrase of the Week : “I have a reservation.” Yeyagul haessumnida. reservation I have Vocabulary soap ‘beenu’ pillow ‘begae’ ice water ‘naengsu’ Week Situation of the Week : At the Hotel Is room service available? Room subisuga issumnikka? Is there a better room? Doe joun bang issumnikka? It’s too big. This story is Nomu kundeyo. about: The bathtub won’t drain Yokjo muli an bbajimnida. properly. Yongsan Changmuni an dachimnida. The window won’t shut. Gate 17 to Yolsoerul iroboryossumnida. I’ve lost my key. close for Korean Expression of the Week Week The water downstream is four clean only when the water Weotmuli malaya araetmuli upstream is clean. months malda Corruption spreads top down.