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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

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  • Volume 5, Issue 35 P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF K OREA June 22, 2007 Summer USAG-H Father-son team reading program takes top reunites with the comes alive at antiterrorism 35th ADA Brigade USAG-Casey award honors in Korea Page 5 Page 21 Page 23 PHOTO BY PFC. DAVID ALVARADOSgt. Nicholas J. Johnson, 8th U.S. Army Soldier of the Year, puts Pfc. Christopher Baker, 2nd Infantry Division Tae Kwon Do team member, into the back-mount position during the combatives portion of this year’s “Best Warrior” competition conducted at Camp Casey June 4 - 8.Top Soldiers compete Army Troop Command-Korea. “I have no The next day began at 5:30 a.m. with an choice but to go all the way,” said Trinidad, Army Physical Fitness test — Newhouse 8th Army Marching Band. “I have to make took an early lead by completing the most it all the way to D.C. and bring that baby push ups. Spc. Amanda Miller, 18thfor ‘Best Warrior’ title home.” Medical Command Soldier of the Year, For all 22 Warriors, the competition followed with the most sit-ups. Nesbitt began quietly June 4, as their sponsors finished the two-mile run in 12-minutes, helped them check into the Warrior 15-seconds, tying for top place with Ahn.By Sgt. 1st Class Matthew A. Davio, Cpl. Kim, Jae Hwan & Pfc. David Alvarado Exercise Billets and in-process. Just after A few hours later, and the competitorsEUSA Public Affairs lunch, they received their welcome and in- were scouring the green mountain terrain Pfc. Christopher Baker can’t breathe. Before the competition, Johnson’s briefing directly from 8th U.S. Army’s of Camp Casey’s land navigation course.An elbow is putting pressure on his talents earned him a promotion. Now he’s Command Sgt. Maj. Barry C. Wheeler. The first four check points had to bewindpipe, a bicep is closing off one carotid earned the title of 8th U.S. Army Soldier of After the competition was laid out for found using only a map and compass, butartery and a forearm is forcing shut the the Year — not just by beating the six other them, but with a mystery event and the fifth and final check point requiredother. S.O.Y. candidates, but also by earning more unknown warrior tasks still daunting the using a Global Positioning System device, The 2nd Infantry Division Tae Kwon points than the 21 other finalists in all three next few days, the mental tests began with similar to the ones used in Iraq andDo team member can only pull in vain at categories. a 25-question written exam. They had one Afghanistan.Sgt. Nicholas J. Johnson’s arm. The Sgt. Ahn, Yong Jae beat out seven other hour to answer the general military Once the sun set, the competitionmuscles are fueled by adrenaline, by pre- Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army to knowledge questions — within 15 continued. Competitors added a redeminent victory, by the desire to win that bring the KATUSA of the Year title to 35th minutes, every single competitor was flashlight to their equipment, new checkbrought the 35th Air Defense Artillery ADA as well, and Staff Sgt. Victor M. done, Sgt. Peter J. Nesbitt, the 501st points to their maps, and a new midnightsoldier to the 2007 Best Warrior Trinidad defeated six other competitors to Military Intelligence NCO of the Year, deadline.Competition at Camp Casey to begin with. earn the title of NCO of the Year for U.S. finishing with the highest score. See Best Warrior Page 16 Warrior,
  • June 22, 20072 http://ima.korea.army.mil News The Morning Calm Weekly Bell Sends # 30-07 The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Command - Korea Region Independence Day safety message incidents, significant indiscipline and Director/Publisher: Brig. Gen. Al Aycock On July 4 th we will celebrate the 231 st Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Ed Johnson anniversary of our nation’s independence. In destructive behavior involves alcohol abuse. USAG-RED CLOUD addition, our Servicemembers will have a long Prevention of alcohol abuse over the holiday Commander: Col. Forrest R. Newton weekend 6 — 8 July. As we prepare to celebrate is a command responsibility. All of us must do Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson CI Officer: James F. Cunningham this occasion and enjoy the holiday festivities, our duty — get involved in the lives of your it is especially fitting that we honor those who subordinates and peers and make a difference. USAG-YONGSAN Commander: Col. Ron Stephens defend the freedoms on which our country is Engaged leadership, self-discipline, and Public Affairs Officer: David McNally based. Honoring our Servicemembers includes UtOTC can ensure that tragedy will not mar Staff Writer: Sgt. Lee Yang-won ensuring that all of them represent our nation the joy of this holiday period. USAG-HUMPHREYS as great ambassadors, while together we Everyone should review the USFK 2007 Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. celebrate our nation’s birth. I expect first line Summer Safety Campaign on how to be safe Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy Writer/Editor: Andre Butler supervisors to conduct one on one “Under the Gen. B.B. Bell during the holidays. In addition, Command CI Officer: F. Neil Neeley Oak Tree Counseling (UtOTV)” with each of Policy Letter #6, Buddy System and Command USAG-DAEGU their subordinates. This approach is described in Command Policy Letter #7, General Order Regarding Off Installation Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier Policy Letter #2, Command Safety. Also, I encourage leaders Curfew provide command guidance on ways to stay safe. Staff Writer: PFC Kyung Chul NA at all levels to view a video the Army Combat Readiness We must be relentless in pursuing our goal of “No Loss of This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for (Safety) Center put together in an interview with me. The Life at any time”, while preventing major acts of members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The video conveys my personal thoughts regarding UtOTC. Servicemember indiscipline. Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department Leadership involvement, at all levels, makes a difference. Commanders and Leaders are responsible to ensure this of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial Additionally, view my video regarding summer safety Fourth of July weekend is incident free across their content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of the IMCOM-Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. concerns. commands and organizations. We are accountable. Leader Circulation: 9,500 I expect first-line leaders to be aware of their subordinates’ commitment and attention ensured no Servicemembers were Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way plans and use UtOTC to gain a personal contract with lost and no serious incidents occurred over the long connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive subordinates on ways to keep weekend activities safe, Memorial Day weekend. Thank you. Let “No Loss of Life” written contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. including eliminating alcohol abuse, enforcing the Buddy and serious acts of indiscipline be our end state for this The civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this System, and adhering to our established curfew. Also, inform upcoming holiday. We are Ambassadors for America. Have publication, including inserts or supplements, does not personnel that the use of pyrotechnics/fireworks, including a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July and stay safe throughout constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or services advertised. Everything firecrackers, is prohibited except for officially controlled and the entire summer season. advertised in this publication shall be made available for sanctioned displays. purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, The chain of command is responsible to ensure UtOTC is GEN B.B. Bell physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non- being executed to standard. A majority of our serious Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK 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 is corrected. Military Police Blotter Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising The following entries were excerpted from the military bus line. When Subject #1 was informed that Subject #1 Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 Fax: (02) 793-5701 police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do needed to move to the end of the line Subject #1 began to E-mail: oppress@kornet.net not imply the guilt or innocence of any person. use profanity and made threats towards Victim #1. MP Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post Subject #1’s person. Subject #1 was apprehended when SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: AREA I: Larceny of Government Property, On 17 MAY 07, Subject #1 shoved Victim #1. Subject #1 sustained injuries Phone: DSN 724-TMCW (8629) Fax: DSN 724-3356 Person(s) unknown, by means unknown, removed one consisting of scratches to his knees, arms, legs and hands, E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly @korea.army.mil Compaq brand computer processing unit (CPU) and a flat but declined medical treatment. Subject #1 was transported screen monitor valued at $1,003.00. Investigation revealed to the USAG-Humphreys PMO where Subject #1 was during a unit formation, Subject #1 admitted to stealing the administered a PBT with a result of 0.027% BAC. Subject Sustain, Support, Defend items. On 08 JUN 07, Subject #1 was advised of Subject #1’s #1 was advised of Subject #1’s legal rights, which Subject legal rights, which Subject #1 waived, rendering a written #1 invoked, processed and released to Subject #1’s unit. statement denying the offense. Subject #1 stated Subject Investigation continues by MPI. #1 admitted to taking the computer because Subject #1 did Visit us online not want the unit to be locked down. The CPU was found AREA IV: Drunken, or Reckless Operation of a Vehicle, The Morning Calm is online at hidden in the AKO online lab and recovered during the crime Subject #1, operating a POV, was observed by MP failing to http://ima.korea.army.mil scene examination. The monitor remains missing. ECOL is use Subject #1’s turn signal at the Bowling Alley parking unknown. Investigation continues by CID. lot. MP conducted a traffic stop where MP detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Subject #1’s AREA II: Larceny of Private Property, Operating a Vehicle person. Subject #1 was transported to the USAG-Carroll without a Drivers License, PI #1, PI #2, PI #3 and PI #4 used PMO where Subject #1 was administered a PBT with a result a key which PI #2 found to obtain control of Victim #1’s POV, of 0.065% BAC. Subject #1 was transported to the USAG- which was legally parked, secured and unattended. PI #1, Carroll UCC where Subject #1 did not consent to a LBAT. PI #2, PI #3 and PI #4 were stopped by KNP for suspicious Subject #1 was transported to the USAG-Carroll PMO where driving and detained, transported to the KNP Station where Subject #1 was not advised of Subject #1’s legal rights due they were charged by KNP under RCC ART #331 (Special to Subject #1’s level of intoxication, processed and released Larceny). PI #2 was charged by KNP under KRTL ART #40 to Subject #1’s supervisor. At 0930 Hrs, 11 JUN 07, Subject (Driving a Vehicle without a Drivers License). PI #1, PI #2, #1 returned to the USAG-Carroll PMO where Subject #1 PI #3 and PI #4 requested to be released to MP on a CJ Form was advised of Subject #1’s legal rights, which Subject #1 3 and were released into MP custody on CJ Form 2. PI #1, PI invoked. Subject #1’s USFK operator’s permit, vehicle Submitting to #2, PI #3 and PI #4 were transported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO where they were advised of their legal rights, in the ignition key and vehicle were retained. This is a final report. The Morning Calm presence of their sponsors, which PI #3 and PI #4 waived their rights, rendering written sworn statements admitting AREA IV: Larceny of AAFES Property, Subject #1 was Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, story observed by Witness #1 removing one Victoria Secret body submissions and other items: to the offense, and which PI #1 and PI #2 invoked. PI #1, PI splash, one Victoria Secret body butter, one liquid concealer, MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. #2, PI #3 and PI #4 were processed and released to their one Revlon cap, one Victoria Secret tank top, one pair of For all submitted items include a point of contact name sponsors. PI #1’s, PI #2’s, PI #3’s and PI #4’s U.S. passports pants and one pair of shorts and exiting without rendering and telephone number. All items are subject to editing for were retained. Investigation continues by KNP and MPI proper payment. Subject #1 was apprehended and content and to insure they conform with DoD guidelines. with KNP as the lead agency transported to the Cp Walker PMO where Subject #1 was IMCOM-K Public Affairs advised of Subject #1’s legal rights, which Subject #1 and The Morning Calm Weekly staff are located in bldg 1416, Yongsan, Main Post. AREA III: Drunk and Disorderly, Disrespect to an NCO, waived, rendering a written sworn statement admitting to Call 724-3365 for more information. Provoking Speech and Gestures, Resisting Apprehension, the offense, processed and released to Subject #1’s unit. Subject #1 was observed by MP walking to the front of the The evidence was returned to AAFES. This is a final report.
  • The Morning Calm Weekly News June 22, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil 3 Army hospitals to provide rapid access for Warriors in Transition 19th MP Battalion Change of Command CeremonyThe 19th Military Police Battalion (CID)will conduct a Change of CommandCeremony on Wednesday, June 27 at By Jerry Harben “This population has a need for expedited medical care. We want9:30 a.m. The ceremony will take place US Army Medical Command, Public Affairs Office to quickly return these soldiers to duty, or transition them to civilianat Lombardo Field. In the event of life. We developed this policy to ensure soldiers can rapidly accessinclement weather the ceremony will be Army hospitals will provide routine tests and treatment more the care they need.” said Maj. Bill Judd, senior health policy analystconducted at Collier Field House rapidly for Warriors in Transition and soldiers within 90 days in Medical Command’s directorate of health policy and services. of deploying or within 180 days of return from deployment, Every Army hospital now will dedicate at least one physician to 2007 Seongnam Junior Golf Clinic according to a U.S. Army Medical Command policy the medical evaluation board process, which determines if injuredSeongnam Golf Course will host Junior memorandum issued May 30. soldiers meet standards to remain in the Army. Warriors in TransitionGolf Clinic on July 23-27 from 8:45 - 10:45 The new policy shortens the access to care standards for will be assigned primary care managers and nurse care managers,a.m. Clinic is conducted by Golf routine primary care from seven days to three working days, and at some facilities social workers, to help them complete theirProfessionals to get the students and for specialty care from 28 days to seven working days treatment and navigate the health-care system. Physical Evaluationexpose to the golf. The spaces are (three working days in some cases of initial specialty care). It Board Liaison Officers, who counsel soldiers undergoing physicallimited to 32 students. Activities will also establishes standards of seven days for diagnostic tests disability evaluation, will be certified through standardized training.include: Introduction to use golf clubs and 14 days for medically indicated non-emergency surgeries “We understand that to speed these soldiers through the systemand proper forms, grips, swings, skill required to reach optimum medical benefit or fitness for duty and also meet access standards for other beneficiaries, we mightevaluations. If anyone is interested in status. have to refer more patients to network civilian providers,” Juddsigning up for this free clinic please The access to care standard for urgent care remains 24 hours. said.contact Jim Shaw at 010-6222-3488 or Warriors in Transition are defined as soldiers who meet the Soldiers’ families or retired service members who cannot be seencall Seongnam Golf Course for more qualifications for medical hold, medical holdover or active duty at a military facility receive subsidized care through the TRICAREinformation. medical extension; and Active Component soldiers who require network of more then 220,000 civilian health-care providers and a medical evaluation board or have complex medical needs 55,000 retail pharmacies. Sexual Assault Hotline requiring more than six months of treatment. The term does not Injured soldiers whose military futures are being considered byThe 24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline normally apply to soldiers in initial entry training, advanced Medical Evaluation Boards will soon have a means to track thephone number is DSN 158. From off- individual training or one station unit training. process and ensure accuracy of relevant information through thepost or cell phone, call 0505-764-5700. Warriors in Transition are to receive an initial evaluation MyMEB page on Army Knowledge Online, the Army’s InternetIndividuals may also call USAG- screening within one working day after entering a Warrior information network. This site will be live by June 15.Yongsan Sexual Assault Response Transition Unit, the organizations that provide command and Medical Evaluation Boards are conducted at medical treatmentCoordinator Leah Holland at 738-3034 control support for such soldiers at Army hospitals. See Warriors Page 4 Warriors,or 010-8697-4869. Office Closure: ACofS, G-8, EUSA SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post Events and ActivitiesThe ACofS, G-8, Eighth United StatesArmy will be closed on June 22 for The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Korean arts and cultural artifacts in the global community. TheOrganizational day. The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a stretch of land beauty and history of Korean art will be conveyed through close that runs the width of the Korean Peninsula and serves as a examination. PWOC Lunch Bunch buffer between North and South Korea. It is unique in that itThe PWOC Lunch Bunch will meet from marks a divide between two countries still technically at war. The National Museum of Korea is deeply committed to providing11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following Korea was initially divided following the end of World War II a rich tour program in order to meet every visitor’s needs. TheWednesdays for fellowship and into northern and southern halves, but after the Soviet- Museum’s undertaking to offer diverse guided tour programs willdevotion: June 27th. July 11th & 25th approved invasion of the South by the North that led to serve as a catalyst for the advancement of service in all areas ofand August 8th & 22nd. Bring a picnic countless destruction and the lives of 3 million people, a the Museum. For more information call the National Museum at:lunch and drinks to the Pavilion behind ceasefire was arranged that left the country indefinitely T. +82 (0)2 2077 9671.Bldg. 510, camp Humphreys. Bring your divided.kids! Bring your friends! Contact Misty Korea in Motion FestivalGillette at 010-8699-2390 or Visiting the DMZ is strictly prohibited. It is because of this From June to July, the Korea in Motion festival will be hitting themistygillette@yahoo.com for more fact that the area has become one of the most well-preserved streets of Seoul. This unique event is based on the idea that bodyinformation. stretches of wilderness in the world. While direct visits to the language is more powerful than verbal communication. Its purpose DMZ are prohibited, several tourist agencies provide tours is to bring together the diverse elements of Seoul through physical Technical Forum Luncheon to Panmunjeom, or the Joint Security Area where the armistice expression including dance, music, mime, and martial arts, and toThe Armed Forces Communications between North and South was signed in 1953. prove that cultural differences and language barriers can be brokenand Electronics Association (AFCEA) through using these art forms. The festival is also an opportunityis hosting a Technical Forum Luncheon, Getting There: Visiting the DMZ is only available through to showcase Korea’s best musicians, artists and of course,featuring Col Bull Miller, Director of authorized tours, check with your local MWR office or contact Taekwondo professionals who will compete at the 2007Communications and Information, 7th the USOat http://www.uso.org/Korea/for additional Taekwondo Championships.Air Force; Commander, 607th Air & information.Space Communications Group at the For additional information visit go to: http://r16korea.com/engOfficer’s Club, Osan Air Force Base, on National Museum of Korea, English ToursWednesday, 11 July from 11:30 a.m. to National Museum of Korea offers guided tours in English Monet: From Instant to Eternity1 p.m. Contact Maria Roco-Stephens for international visitors every Saturday night. This retrospective exhibition of one of the most known names inat maria.rocostephens@us.army.mil for art will show over 60 paintings by the pioneer of impressionism.more information. Visitors should gather in front of the Information Desk at the The focus of this exhibition is Monet’s fascination with light, and Permanent Exhibition Hall at 6:30 PM on every Saturday night this will be explored through the following series: Landscape on Operation Rising Star! to participate in the hour-long English language guided tour. Water, Portrait of Family, Garden of Giverny, River Seine and Sea,Are you serving on Active Duty? Are The tour guide will lead the visitors through the galleries and Light of Europe.you a great singer and performer? Do highlighting the key objects from the permanent collections.you think you have what it takes to be Korean language tours will also be offered. The exhibition runs from June 6 until September 26 at Seoulthis year’s Rising Star? Operation Museum of Art. Directions: City Hall Station, line 1 and 2. ClosedRising Star is a worldwide singing Over the recent months the number of foreign visitors to the Mondays.competition building on the success of National Museum of Korea has increased considerably toMilitary Idol and its coming to up to 300 per day. The English tour program was initiated by For more information, go to www.monet.krYongsan in October. For info contact the director Dr. Hongnam Kim in order to attract an even Source: www.korea.net, www.seoulselection.com, andMario Farrulla at 738-5254 or greater number of foreign visitors to the Museum. It is one www.hotelnet.com, http://english.tour2korea.com, www.visitseoul.netemail:farraulla.mario@korea.army.mil. of the Museum’s mandates to thus raise the recognition of No endorsement implied.
  • 4 http://ima.korea.army.mil June 22, 2007 The Morning Calm Weekly U.S. ARMY PHOTORollover drills and situational-awareness training turned a potentially deadlyrollover into a survival story for three Soldiers recently when their Bradleyfighting vehicle rolled into a canal in Iraq.Army kicks off trafficsafety training programBy Timothy AhYoung-Shelton Foundation training and the following:IMCOM-Korea Safety Specialist - The On line Accident Avoidance One Department of Army employee Course for all personnel.(Active, Reserve, Guard or Civilian) dies - Local Hazards Training (30 minutes),every 2.67 days in a vehicle related for all Army personnel newly assigned toaccident. The Army Traffic Safety Korea, available at all Army LicensingTraining Program was recently fielded in Offices.an effort to reduce that number. - Intermediate Traffic Safety Training Installation Management Command- (2.5 hours), for all Soldiers less than 26Korea Region (IMCOM-Korea) Safety years of age; and Advanced Traffic SafetyOffice announces the establishment of the Training (1 hour), which Soldiers willArmy Traffic Safety Training Program receive twelve to eighteen months afterthroughout the US Army Garrisons in the completing the intermediate course.Republic of Korea. The Army Traffic - All newly-assigned Army supervisorsSafety Training Program was contracted will receive Supervisor Traffic Safetyand fielded by the Installation Training. (1 hour)Management Command to attack the rising The ATSTP Intermediate Driver’snumber of vehicle-related accidents and Training and Supervisor’s Traffic Safetyto standardize the Army’s traffic safety Training will be presented in each Garrisoneducation program. beginning next month. Commanders may To date, IMCOM-Korea Safety Office contact their local Garrison Safety Officereports 78% of off-duty and 53% of on- or the IMCOM-Korea Safety Office at 724-duty Department of Army accidental 3040/724-5456 for more information.fatalities involved a motor vehicle during Commanders may also contact IMCOM-FY 2007. The Army Traffic Safety Training Korea Safety to check the availability ofProgram targets the Secretary of Defense presentations for their own units.mandated 75 percent reduction in The Motorcycle Safety Foundationaccidents and fatalities. courses available in Korea include the The Army strategy for mandatory driver Basic and Experienced RidersCourse andsafety training includes Motorcycle Safety will be discussed in depth in a future article.Warriors from Page 3facilities to determine if injured soldiers exams and consults, or when reports andmeet medical retention standards set in appeals have been initiated or approved.Army Regulation 40-501. MEBs differ from Down the left side of the screen arePhysical Evaluation Boards, which are information links to explain the MEBconducted for the Army by Human process and terminology.Resources Command to determine if If a Soldier finds something inaccurateSoldiers can continue to serve and, if they or questionable in the information, he orcannot, to what disability benefits the she should call it to the attention of thesoldiers are entitled. assigned Physician Evaluation Board “This will provide soldiers with an easy Liaison Officer.tool to view the progress of their own MyMEB was developed by medical,boards,” said Michael P. Griffin, deputy information management and adminis-director of U.S. Army Medical Command’s trative personnel to address a perceivedpatient administration division. need for soldiers to know more about the MyMEB can be reached online at https:/ MEB process and how it affects them./www.us.army.mil/suite/page/417118 using A focus group of injured soldiers ata soldier’s AKO user identity and Walter Reed Army Medical Center helpedpassword. Individual board information evaluate and fine tune the site by usingwill be available only with matching social their first-hand experiences and advice.security number. A limited release of the MyMEB will Data is automatically downloaded onto occur on 15 June. This limited release isthe site from the Medical Evaluation Board designed to solicit feedback from a focusInternal Tracking Tool (MEBITT) database. group of injured soldiers prior to full A soldier can verify dates of physical release.
  • June 22, 2007 Page 5 MARGARET BANISH-DONALDSONDiane Valcourt and Anne Wisecup read to children to promote the children’s summer reading program at USAG-Casey library. The library will continue the summer readingprogram every Thursday for children 2 – 6 years old from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. through Aug. 16.Summer reading program comes alive at the libraryBy Margaret Banish-Donaldson programs work proactively to meet Soldiers, Army civilians and their program provides general informationUSAG-RC Public Affairs increasing needs for families in an area families may not notice the affects of on filing petitions for visas to U.S. USAG-Casey – Nearly 250 children that supports a growing population of the AFAP, but they are surrounded by Immigration, passports, SOFA stampsand parents gathered around two noncommand sponsored spouses.” them every day. From the lowest- and international marriages.“storytellers” of the day — Diane ACS provides a broad array of ranking Soldiers and their families, to “AAFES provides clothing for babiesValcourt and Anne Wisecup — at the programs and services dedicated to the highest-ranking officers and Army and youth,” James said. “Thestart of the summer reading program maintaining the readiness of Soldiers, civilians, AFAP shows that one voice commissary carries baby formula andJune 14 the USAG-Casey library. families and the community on their can make a difference. pampers. In addition, our library has “I wanted to bring an American camps. “Our Pear Blossom Cottages broadened their program to supportlibrary mood here with this program, “The Army Family Action Plan simulate an ‘American-style’ home, families and youth. Besides, Scottand I hope everybody can have fun,” program can only operate with help in offering American-born spouses a Meredith, recreation center director, issaid Steve Toepper, USAG-Casey the form of volunteers, military and familiar setting in a foreign land while working on forming a youth soccerlibrary director. civilian,” said Hee Jung Sackett, AFAP providing foreign-born spouses a league.” In addition, Denise James, director, program manager. During the last glimpse of the American culture,” James The highlight of the tour was theMorale, Welfare and Recreation, couple of years because of the said. “The cottages assure spouses the USO. Wisecup remembers her firstshowed Valcourt and Wisecup how command effort, battalion and brigade Army cares by helping them build self- experience with the USO was being ableMWR services and programs help tell commanders have given us more esteem and creates a network for mutual to talk to her husband onboard a shipthe global Area I story. During their support by encouraging their Soldiers support.” with the USO internet. They were thevisit, the women saw and talked to to participate in our yearly local AFAP The PBC at Casey will be renovated first ones to have it more than 12 yearsrepresentatives from the Pear Blossom conferences. We have anywhere from after the Monsoon season, according ago.Cottage, Army Community Services, 32 to 38 issues every year.” to Lt. Col. Terry Hodges, USAG-Casey “I have a son who was in the militaryWomen, Infant and Children, Force support and entitlements, garrison commander. It will probably and is now in the reserves, and a son-Commissary, Army and Air Force family support and relocation are the take six months to be completed, but in-law in the military,” Valcourt said.Exchange Service, Red Cross and the top committees each year. Every year we will move them into temporary “The USO helps a family at home feel aUnited Services Organization. because of being a noncommand quarters while the renovation is ongoing. bit closer to them. “The event was designed to be both sponsored area, dental and medical Furthermore, we have 18 buildings I also know first hand about suicideeducational and entertaining,” James issues are always on the top of the list, under renovation and repair right now.said. “The community service according to Sackett. In addition, the ACS relocation See Read Page 7 Read,
  • June 22, 20076 http://ima.korea.army.mil 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. IMCOM-Korea Safety Awards IMCOM-Korea Safety Office is accepting nominations for individuals that are making significant contributions to the Area I Safety Program. For more information call: 724-5443/5456. USAG-Casey Change of Command The USAG-Casey Change of JIM CUNNINGHAM Command will be held in area H- Karen Patterson and Michelle Rouen pause during a counseling session with a spouse and her infant June 15 at the WIC center 221 10 a.m. July 18, for more on USAG-Casey. information call: 732-8854. Area I Celebrity Shows Chris Cagle will appear at WIC lights way to good nutrition for infants By Jim Cunningham to age five.” screening and testing for children,” Mitchell’s Club on USAG-Red USAG-RC Public Affairs Income and family size, as well as Patterson said. “These screenings Cloud June 29 at 8 p.m., Crossfade will appear on Camp Stanley at USAG-Casey—Since Women, certain other criteria, are considered may identify medical conditions early Reggie’s Club outdoors June 30 at Infants, and Children Overseas when determining eligibility. so that you can seek proper medical 8 p.m. for more information call: Program opened in 2002, members of “You may also be eligible if you have advice for your child.” 730-6882. the Armed Forces, civilian employees, participated in the stateside WIC WIC Overseas promotes and DoD contractors living overseas, program,” Patterson said. “Interested breastfeeding as the optimal feeding D/176 Finance closed and their family members can persons can come by our office choice for infants, according to D/176th Finance will be closed participate in the WIC program in Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. Patterson. today for Organization Day. For Area I. to 5 p.m., and during lunch time, and “The WIC Overseas counselors finance emergencies call: 730- The Department of Defense offers we will help determine if you can join will provide breastfeeding education 3392. the WIC Overseas nutrition program the program and, if so, will help you and support activities to encourage to eligible participants. WIC Overseas get started. In May we had 335 active new mothers to choose Environmental Program is a program that provides families participants in the program.” breastfeeding,” Patterson said. “Our Assessment System Visit with several important benefits: The WIC Overseas program is goal is to make breastfeeding Postponed nutritious food that will contribute to a designed to supplement the food you appositive experience for both the The EPAS visit is postponed due healthier diet; tips on how to prepare regularly buy with additional nutritional mother and her infant.” to the Change of Command a balanced meal; nutrition and health food items. There are no enrollment fees or ceremony being held during the screening; and access to other “Once you are a program costs to new participants. same period. It is rescheduled for resources that will help families lead participant, your nutrition counselor “The WIC Overseas program is a next Spring. healthier lives. will customize your food package to DoD benefit available to those who “Participants in the WIC program fit your family’s needs and lifestyle,” qualify,” Patterson said. 2007 USFK Civilian eat more nutritious food and have Patterson said. “Program staff will When a mother is pregnant or Employees Appreciation reduced rates of iron deficiency provide ideas for meal planning, food breastfeeding, she and her baby need Week anemia,” said Karen Patterson, preparation, and recipes that are certain nutrients, according to The 2007 USFK Civilian director of USAG-Casey WIC. nutritious, delicious, and easy to Patterson. Employees Appreciation Week will “Research also shows that better prepare.” “The only way your growing baby be conducted Sept. 17-21. The eating habits help children become Participants get approved food list gets nutrients to build healthy muscles awards ceremony will be held at better students.” and redeemable food coupons called and bones and other body tissues is Knight Field in Yongsan Sept. 20. The program provides benefits to “drafts” which are exchanged for from you and the foods you eat,” The purpose is to recognize the women during pregnancy and after specific foods and quantities in Patterson said. “What you eat can contributions to the mission of the birth of their child. Benefits may commissaries. make the difference in your health USFK by its Civilian employees, be provided to the mother until the Food items that are generally and your baby’s birth weight. Good identify, the “best of the best” by infant is six months old, or, for mothers available through the WIC program nutrition also protects against health competition between winers at who are breastfeeding, until the child’s include iron-fortified infant formula problems.” local levels. All commands and first birthday. and infant cereal, iron-fortified adult “If you wish to participate in the assigned, attached, or tenant units “WIC Overseas also provides cereal, vitamin C-rich fruit and WIC program, you should come to our of USFK, and other DoD activities nutritional benefits for children, helping vegetable juice, eggs, milk, cheese, office here at USAG-Casey, near the in Korea will be considered for the them achieve a wholesome, well- peanut butter, dried beans, canned Pear Blossom Cottage, next door to award. For more information call: balanced diet,” Patterson said. tuna, and vitamin A-rich vegetables. Army Community Services and get 732-6090. “Eligible children may participate up “WIC also provides nutritional started,” Patterson said.
  • The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-RC June 22, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil 7 JIM CUNNINGHAMSoldiers dive in to begin the 50-meter freestyle event during the 2007 Warrior Country Swimming Championship June 16.Soldiers dive into swimming championshipBy Jim Cunningham Soldiers who participate in Morale, “We normally have two swim meets All Area I swimmers can enter theUSAG-RC Public Affairs Welfare, and Recreation sporting per year,” LeBorgne said. “We have 8th Army Swimming Championship to USAG-Casey—Perfect weather events always have an opportunity to the 8th Army swim meet which we take place in July, but the Warriorand bright sunshine polished the win awards for their unit. will have again July 7 and we have Division Championships are notexcitement for the 2007 Warrior “We always want to recognize when the Warrior Division Championships qualifiers for that event.Country Swimming Championship people do good things,” Gonzales said. one of which we did today.” “The same swimmers that competeJune 16 when 18 Soldiers came to the “Those Soldiers that compete today are Because swimming is such fun for today will compete with the otherHanson Field House outdoor pool to really volunteers. They are having fun, the Soldiers and it keeps Soldiers fit, Areas July 7. It will be a bigger meetcompete. and they are volunteering to compete MWR sports keeps the swimming and there will be a lot more categories “These events are very important today and bring awards back to their championships open, according to and different events. Hopefully we willto the Soldiers in Area I,” said Maj. unit.” LeBorgne. see some records fall this time,”Roberto Gonzales, 210th Fires Swimming is an important part of The 8th Army Swimming LeBorgne said. “We gave out 30Brigade. “We always want to find the regular sports programming at Championship is for all the swimmers medals today.”things for the Soldiers to do particularly MWR, according to Henri LeBorgne, on the Korean peninsula.on post.” sports director in Area I. Soldiers bask at BOSS pool party By Jim Cunningham USAG-RC Public Affairs USAG-Casey—Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers kicked off their events of the summer with a pool party at the outdoor swimming pool on USAG-Casey June 16. “We are having this pool party today to lift the morale of the Soldiers,” said Staff Sgt. Lucia Gonzales, BOSS director, USAG-Casey. “We want to provide an event for them to come out and bring their families and have a good time.” More than 100 Soldiers and dependents took advantage of the BOSS pool party. Many heard on Warrior Radio that it was happening at Hanson Field House. “We will keep the party going until 5 p.m. today,” Gonzales said. “Armed Forces Network works a lot with BOSS, so when they see an event, they Soldiers and their families bask in the sun and enjoy the day at the BOSS pool support it. party held at the outdoor pool on USAG-Casey’s Hanson Field House June 16. “I hope everyone will stay here today and get a nice tan.”Read from Page 5and loneliness of adults and children and how the USO As the tour wound down, other issues discussed again in September. Put together some issues,is a caring organization.” were family readiness groups, better opportunities for suggestions or comments you would like me to take The Army recognizes that helping families is its single and unaccompanied Soldiers, Army family team to the meeting for you so I can voice your needs andmoral obligation and is in everyone’s interest, James building, overseas housing allowances, financial concerns. We cannot afford to stop. We have to keepsaid. Families who can cope and enjoy Army life are problems, staffing, training and longer tours overseas. going.”more likely to contribute to the community, enhance “Twice a year I represent 8th Army at a meeting The library will continue the summer readingSoldier readiness and encourage Soldier retention. in the United States,” Valcourt said. “I will be going program every Thursday for children 2 – 6 years old from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. through Aug. 16.
  • June 22, 2007 Page 9 DAVID MCNALLYGarrison Logistics employees motivate their team members on the soccer field during the first match of the day between DOL and Headquarters and Headquarters Company. Logistics won. Garrison celebrates organization day By Pvt. Im Jin-min than you know, so please enjoy it,” said Garrison USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs Commander Col. Ron Stephens. “The community appreciates what you are doing. Yongsan wouldn’t YONGSAN GARRISON — The employees work without you.” and Soldiers responsible for Yongsan Garrison The volleyball games pitted DPTMS against gathered to celebrate teamwork and unit esprit de DPW, and HHC against DOL. The DOL team corps June 15 with the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan moved on to a championship match with DPW, but Organization Day. More 750 Korean and U.S. lost to the DPW team. civilians, Soldiers and family members played various In soccer matches, DPW challenged HHC, and sporting events and enjoyed a picnic-style lunch near won. The DPW players continued on to a Collier Field House. championship match with DOL. The DPW team “We are celebrating the wonderful job of our won the trophy at the final match. employees and Soldiers at Yongsan,” said USAG- “I’ve been working for several years, and each Yongsan Community Activity Centers Director year the organization day has brought lots of sweat Mario Farrulla. “Everybody’s in motion and we’re and team spirit,” said DPW employee Nam Koong- all looking forward to the championship games.” man. “It’s great to gather round with old colleagues Every garrison directorate and office had and challenge them in sports.” representatives at the event, including Food Service, Pvt. Yoon Chung-nyong also tried defining his very Public Works, Plans, Training, Mobilization, and first organization day since joining the Korean Security, the Housing Office, Child Development Augmentation to the U.S. Army program. Center, Logistics, Emergency Services and the “I think it’s not only a diversion from work to Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters relax and enjoy good food, but also a chance to PVT. IM JIN-MIN Company, USAG-Yongsan. reflect on one’s job and the job of your neighbors.”Cpl. Kim Sang-eui and Pfc. Jung Yong-don play basketball. “You work very hard, and you deserve today more Yoon said. PVT. IM JIN-MIN Abo ve: More than 750 U.S. and Korean employees and Soldiers enjoy a picnic-style lunch at the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Organization Day June 15 near Collier Field House. Right: HHC’s Kim Tae-kyung attempts to block DOL’s Sin Ki-son during an exciting soccer match June 15. CPL. KIM SANG-WOOK
  • 10 http://yongsan.korea.army.mil June 22, 2007 USAG-Y The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-Yongsan Advisory There will be an anti-terrorism exercise Thursday, June 28. Be advised that Yongsan Garrison gates may close unannounced and there will be increased security measures. The exercise will last all day. USO Information USO Birthday Steak Surprise: If you are an active-duty servicemember celebrating your birthday in June, you can have a free steak, birthday cake and a gift from the USO. Stop by on Friday, June 29. Be a volunteer for the Good Neighbor Program Thursday and also July 18. You can spend the day with local Korean schoolchildren, have lunch, and go bowling. July 18, you can take a tour to Ganghwa Island. Jazz and Gospel Concert CPL. KIM SANG-WOOK There will be a “Summer Spirit in the Instructor Leah Holland (middle) interacts with her class members June 13 at the Army Community Service building. Yongsan Army Community Service Park” jazz and gospel concert featuring many Korean singers and musicians 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Lombardo Field. For information, call 738-3011. KAFA Tour offers relationship counseling The Korean American Friendship Together’ ‘Working Together’ class is part “We want the family to stay together,” Holland said. Association is hosting a trip to “Even though couples are not in a stage of divorce, it Gyeongju 8 a.m. July 4-6. The cost is of the Family Advocacy Program may prevent future conflicts.” $55 and includes an English tour guide, By Cpl. Kim Sang-wook During the class, Holland told attendees about methods two-night stay at a hotel, dinner, USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs of positive communication skills and gave advice on how entrance fee, and transportation. YONGSAN GARRISON — Everyone seeks perfect to react more rationally to improve a couple’s Payment must be received by June 30. love with their love ones but eventually only a few couples relationship. For information, call 738-5254. achieve during their relationship. Couples sat down and talked about their experiences To enhance relationships between couples and married to recover a good relationship. Chris Cagle Concert There will be a concert with country servicemembers, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Army “I mainly learned how to talk to my wife without western artist Chris Cagle 7:30 p.m. Community Service created a “Working Together” saying (things) judgmentally and feeling paranoid about Wednesday, July 4 at Collier Field counseling program. certain situations,” said Vincent Matheny. “It was a very House. Free admission. The premiere class met June 13 at the Community informative class to slow you down from anger and Services Building. actually speak in a polite way.” ASAP Clinic Move The Working Together program is a part of the Army Matheny said the class would help building positive The USAG-Yongsan ASAP clinical Family Advocacy Program. relations with his wife. program has moved. The new location “This class is for conflict resolution for couples,” said “The class was very helpful and gives married couples is Building T-7163 at the 121st Combat USAG-Yongsan Family Advocacy Program Victim to prevent future conflicts and helped them learn how to Support Hospital loading dock area. Advocate Leah Holland. “Conflict is a normal part of our talk to each other,” said Clintnesha Matheny. “The best For information, call 737-3161. The number for Education, Prevention and relationships. How we respond to it positively or negatively thing I learned was how to prevent escalation of conflict Urinalysis Drug Testing Program is 736- affects a relationship.” with my spouse.” 5060. Holland, the program instructor, said dealing with Class attendees said the resources they received were conflicts determines further relationships between couples. informative as well as useful, not only for married couples Change of Command Holland said alcohol, stress management, anger but also for interpersonal relations. Ceremonies management, kids and work were the factors of divorce “Maintaining and practicing a good relationship is the There will be a Change of Command and conflict. most important thing,” Holland said. ceremony for Korean Service Corps Battalion 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28 at Knight Field. The incoming commander Gate 17 closure affects bus schedules is Lt. Col. Roberty Paquin. The By David McNally adjustments in our schedules.” a left on Williams Ave, a right on X outgoing commander is Lt. Col. USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs Because commercial post traffic Corps, and then down to the Douglas Fields. In the event of YONGSAN GARRISON — has been rerouted to Gate 19, the Commissary. inclement weather, the ceremony will The Gate 17 renovation project “Basically, we’re reversing the Post Shuttle will not use the Gate 19 be held at Trent Gym. began Wednesday and is set to last bus stop. The Gate 19 parking lot direction of the Collier Field House, There will be a Change of Command until the end of September. As the turnaround point is now being used Gate 17, 121st Combat Support ceremony for the 19th Military Police community adjusts to taking different for truck inspection lanes. Hospital loop that we’ve usually run,” Battalion 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June routes to work and home, the “The temporary bus stop will be Bright said. “The bus pick up points 27 at Lombardo Field The incoming Garrison is also making adjustments at the intersection of X Corps and in those areas are on the opposite commander is Lt. Col. Sioban J. to shuttle bus schedules. Medical Avenue,” Bright said. side of the street from where they Ledwith The outgoing commander is “Both the Hannam Village and Buses will proceed toward Gate were before.” Lt. Col. Jan F. Apo There will be a Post Shuttle runs have new routing 19 from the intersection of X Corps Bright said the Yongsan to reception at Dragon Hill Lodge after and pick-up points,” said U.S. Army Blvd and 8th Army Drive, take a left Hannam Village shuttle will now the ceremony . For information, call Garrison-Yongsan Installation enter Yongsan through Gate 52 on Medical Avenue, transit the 121st 723-6214 Transportation Officer Keli`i Bright. Combat Support Hospital parking lot instead of Gate 17. “The closure has caused quite a few and then go toward Gate 17, taking See Schedules Page 12 Schedules,
  • The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-Y June 22, 2007 http://yongsan.korea.army.mil 11Click-it-or-Ticket campaign raises seat belt awarenessClick-it-or- -it-orUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON —Garrison law enforcement officialslaunched a “Click-It-or-Ticket”enforcement blitz June 1. Nationwide, more than 15,000passenger vehicle occupants died intraffic crashes between the nighttimehours of 6:00 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. during2005, according to the NationalHighway Traffic Safety Admin-istration, with 59 percent of thosepassenger vehicle occupants killed notwearing seat belts at the time of thefatal crash. The proportion of unbuckled deathsat night is considerably higher than thenearly as alarming 44 percent ofpassenger vehicle occupants whowere not wearing their seats belts andwere killed during daytime hoursacross the nation that same year. That’s why U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Emergency Services FILE PHOTO BY STEVE DAVISDirector Ricky Oxendine announced Yongsan Garrison Military Police step up efforts to enforce traffic laws during a “Click-it-or-Ticket” campaign during June.the garrison would join with state and to buckle up – day and night. all vehicles, are buckled up.” 10 Failure to stop at stop signlocal law enforcement and highway “Clearly more drivers at night than Through Monday, Yongsan military 2 Following too closesafety officials to launch an aggressive during the day are taking the attitude police reported many violations: 2 Failure to use child restraintsnational “Click-it-or-Ticket” seat belt that ‘it will never happen to me,’ but 199 Failure to use seat belts 6 No proof of registrationenforcement mobilization to crack the risk of a fatal crash actually goes 47 Cell phone use while driving Oxendine said while the stepped-updown on low seat belt use and to up significantly at night,” Oxendine 32 Speeding campaign to enforce other traffic lawsreduce injuries – with a new emphasis said. “That’s why we are buckling 41 No proof of insurance is important, regular seat belt use isthis year on convincing more motorists down to make sure all passengers, in 23 No proof of drivers license See Campaign Page 12 Campaign,
  • 12 June 22, 2007 http://yongsan.korea.army.mil USAG-Y The Morning Calm WeeklyDrivers, attendants receive honorsBy Cpl. Jung Jae-hoonUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON —Garrison school bus drivers andsecurity attendants gathered June 14for a picnic behind MP Hill to celebratethe end of the school year andacknowledge their hard work. “I’m happy to be here and I thankall of the drivers and attendants fortheir outstanding work through out theyear,” said U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. RonStephens. “All the school buses that take thechildren from home to school and backare required to have security CPL. JUNG JAE-HOONattendants on it for the safety of the Yongsan school bus drivers and attendantskids,” said Supervisor Donald Cook. gather for a picnic lunch June 14.“This event is to give all of those but everyone of them is fantastic,”attendants plus the school bus drivers Cook said.together and throw a party as an “I’m so happy to win the certificate,appreciation for the work they have but I don’t think this is just for me, itdone.” was a team effort,” Winship said. “This After lunch, Stephens presented is for all of the security attendants whocertificates to the best security worked so hard.”attendant and bus driver of the year. “I was just doing my job and never Stephens and Cook honored expected any certificates,” Mun said.security attendant Sun Winship and bus “I thank everyone for this honorabledriver Mun Hak-kwi. gift.” “They are all good and it’s real hard Mun also said, “Everyone is doingto pick out a best one, unfortunately their best for the safety of the children,you got to do that to give a certificate, so parents don’t have to worry.”Schedules from Page 10 “It’s first Yongsan stop will now Collier Field House, Gate 17, 121stbe the Commissary,” he said. “It’s Combat Support Hospital will also beoutbound route will be nearly the on the opposite side of the road fromsame as the post run but will take a where they were before.”left on Vaughn Avenue instead of For all shuttle bus schedules, visit18th MEDCOM Avenue. It wont the Garrison Web site at http://drive through 121st Combat Support yongsan.korea.army.mil and click onHospital parking lot. The stops at Services, then Bus Schedules.Campaign from Page 11the single most effective way to enforcement mobilization, which runsprotect people and reduce fatalities in through the end of June. Themotor vehicle crashes. He said that in mobilization is being supported by a2005, 77 percent of passenger vehicle projected $10 million in paid nationaloccupants in a serious crash who were advertising, and additional advertisingbuckled up, survived the crash, and in each state, to encourage allthat when worn correctly, seat belts motorists, but especially motorists athave proven to reduce the risk of fatal night, to always buckle up.injury to front-seat passenger car “Seat belts clearly save lives. Butoccupants by 45 percent – and by 60 unfortunately, too many folks stillpercent – in pickup trucks, SUVs and need a tough reminder, so we aremini-vans. going to be out in force buckling down Yet nearly one in five Americans on those who are not buckled up,”(19 percent nationally) still fail to Oxendine said. “Wearing your seatregularly wear their seat belts when belt costs you nothing, but the costdriving or riding in a motor vehicle for not wearing it certainly will. Soaccording to NHTSA’s observational unless you want to risk a ticket, orseat belt studies. worse - your life, please remember Stepped-up law enforcement to buckle up day and night.”activities will be conducted during the For information, please visitnational “Click It or Ticket” www.nhtsa.gov/link/ciot.htm. Yongsan Garrison on the Web Web http://yongsan.korea.army.mil http://yongsan.korea.army.mil
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  • The Morning Calm Weekly June 22, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil 15 USAG-Yongsan —Worship Services— Is it well with your soul? Chaplain (COL) Sam Boone brief and poignant – “Saved Alone.” Haratio 8 USA/USFK Command Chaplain th Spafford boarded the next ship to Wales andCatholic Mass Sunday 8 a.m. South Post Chapel asked the Captain, who was familiar with the 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel One of my favorite Christian hymns is “It tragedy, if he would summon him when they 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel Is Well With My Soul.” However, it is neared the spot in the Atlantic where the Ville du Tues./Wed. 12:05 p.m. 121 Hospital Chapel the story behind this particular hymn, which never Havre sank. The Captain, of course, agreed. Mon./Thur./Fri1 12:05p.m. Memorial Chapel fails to inspire me. It speaks to me whenever I When Mr. Spafford was summoned, he 1st Sat. 9a.m. Memorial Chapel find myself feeling sorry for my situation, or a little ascended the stairwell to the deck and stoodJewish Friday 7 p.m. South Post Chapel down. leaning against the railing thinking the painfulEpiscopal Sunday 10 a.m. Memorial ChapelUnited Pent. Sunday 1:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel In 1873, upon advice from his family doctor, for thoughts of his daughters’ remains being beneath the benefit of his wife’s health, Mr. Horatio G. the cold and dark waters of the Atlantic.Collective Prot. Sunday 8 a.m. Memorial Chapel Spafford, a successful lawyer in Chicago, planned Overcome with grief, yet feeling a strange(Weekly Communion) 9:30 a.m. 121 Hospital Chapel a European trip for his family – his wife and their peace in his soul, he took paper and pen and(Korean) 9:30 a.m. Hannam Village four daughters. They were to sail out of New began to write the words erupting from his heart: 10 a.m. South Post Chapel York on November 18, 1873 on the French ship, When peace like a river attendeth my way. 10 a.m. MTF (R.O.C.K.) SS Ville du Havre. However, due to unexpected When sorrows like sea billows roll. 10:30 a.m. K-16 Chapel last minute business developments, Mr. Spafford Whatever my lot Thou has taught me to say, 11 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel was forced to delay his trip but encouraged his It is well,it is well with my soul.(Gospel) Noon South Post Chapel wife and daughters to leave as planned and that It first appeared as a gospel hymn in 1876 andKATUSA Thursday 6:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel he would join them later. is still one the most popular hymns used by manyKCFA 2nd Tues. 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel They sailed on November 18, but four days Christian denominations. Phillip Bliss put the 3rd Tues. 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel later tragedy struck as the SS Ville du Havre words to music and appropriately named theChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Church of Christ Information: rammed an English ship, the HMS Lochearn, and hymn, “Ville du Havre.”Call 738-3011 Area II Chaplains in 12 brief minutes, the Ville du Havre sank. Mrs. In the third verse of the song, Horatio Spafford Spafford was positioned in the ship to allow for quotes the familiar words of the Psalm 103:2 … Chaplain (LTC) James P King (Area II Staff Chaplain) . her rescue, but the four Spafford daughters could “Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all james.p.king@korea.army.mil or DSN 738-3009 not be saved – they perished with the ship. His benefits.” Chaplain (MAJ) Adolph G. DuBose (Deputy Area II CH) The survivors were plucked from the sea, and I pray that none reading this article will ever adolph.g.dubose@korea.army.mil or DSN 738-4043 on December 1, they landed at Cordiff, Wales. experience the loss and grief that Mr. and Mrs. Chaplain (MAJ) Leo Mora Jr. (Family Life Chaplain) Mrs. Spafford quickly cabled her husband who Spafford knew. I invite you to join the USFK leo.mora@korea.army.mil or DSN 736-3018 had known of the tragedy but was unsure of his Community of Faith, this weekend, as we journey family’s fate. The cable from Mrs. Spafford was together.
  • June 22, 200716 http://ima.korea.army.mil The Morning Calm Weekly Warrior Best Warrior from Page 1 Cpl. Choi, Jin An, the 2nd Infantry march followed by an M4/M16 rifle Division KATUSA of the Year, topped the maintenance Warrior task. Land Navigation competition with a Originally scheduled for 5 p.m., the perfect score. previous Warrior tasks had run long and Day 3 began at 7:30 a.m. on Apache so the road march was bumped to 5 a.m. Range with M4/M16 qualifications, each on Day 4 – meaning an 11 p.m. or midnight competitor had 18 rounds to zero and 40 bedtime would be followed by a 4 a.m wake rounds to familiarize. For the record, they up, according to Ortiz. fired 20 shots in the prone-supported Crossing both Camps Casey and position, 10 in the prone-unsupported Hovey with their rifles and 40-pound position, and the special surprise of the rucks in the race, the competitors went new Army standard of 10 rounds from the straight into clearing, disassembling, kneeling position. reassembling and performing function “It was the first time that I fired in the checks at the finish line. Four competitors kneeling position,” Nesbitt said. “I didn’t earned perfect scores, but among them, even know how to do that.” Cpl. Lee, Dong Joo, United States Army The Department of the Army added the Troop Command-Korea KATUSA of the kneeling position because Soldiers in Iraq Year, finished first with a time of 1:30:02. often find themselves firing from or near “The most difficult part of the road BY CPL. KIM, JAE HWAN their vehicles, said Sgt. Maj. Andres Ortiz, march was catching up with Spc. WilliamPfc. Charles Bryant Jr., 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), throws a 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team Scott from United Nations Commandpractice grenade during the Warrior Tasks event of the competition. Operations NCOIC. For the weapons Security Battalion-Joint Security Area,” qualification, Sgt. Christopher S. Han, Lee said. “As he has much power and Joint Service Area NCO of the Year, took long legs, I could catch up with him only top honors. when I ran a lot. I endeavored to beat him.” “I am an infantryman, and the M4/M16 “The purpose of this competition is to range was the easiest thing for me so far,” see if soldiers can think effectively even if said Han, “but when competitors were at they are fatigued and sweating,” Ortiz said. the prone-unsupported position, the “The mystery event is selected by the 8th targets popped up so fast that many U.S. Army command sergeant major and people missed the target.” competitors cannot know what it should Next up were the Warrior tasks at be. So they have no idea what they should Tactical Operation Area November, with study.” such tasks as employing a claymore mine, The Best Warrior Competition finished searching detainees, mounting an aiming in the same manner as it had begun for light unto a M4/M16, maintaining the .50 many of the competitors in their units. caliber M2, M249 and M240B machine Soldiers and NCOs lined up in their Class guns. A uniforms and KATUSAs wore their Trinidad earned the highest marks from normal duty uniforms. Regardless of garb, the experts in each field who were selected the final event on June 7 tested military as evaluators. For example, searching bearing as well as military knowledge and detainees was graded by Sgt. 1st Class history. David Danner, Iron Military Police “This week was a challenge for me,” Platoon, who searched detainees in Iraq. said Spc. Karsten Johnstone, 501st “I checked if competitors searched the Military Intelligence Brigade. “It was an detainee systematically and thoroughly, eye-opener ... but the best part about it even in his boots,” Danner said. “The was seeing everyone coming together and majority of them knew what they should helping each other out.” do exactly, and a few competitors asked The “Admin Board” is the highest rated keen questions before the evaluation.” event in the competition, Johnson’s top Following a long day of Soldiering, the score cementing his overall win. BY CPL. KIM, JAE HWAN competitors spent the evening in the The results of the competition were2nd Infantry Division Staff Sgt. Gene Justice counts sit-ups for United States combative tournament. revealed June 15 in Seoul’s Hyatt Hotel,Army Troop Command-Korea, 8th U. S. Army Band Sgt. Victor M. Trinidad Nursing sore muscles, they were told with an awards banquet scheduled forduring the “Best Warrior” competition. of the mystery event – a six-mile road June 29. PHOTO BY PFC. DAVID ALVARADOSgt. Michael C. Velasquez, fires his M16 from the prone position during the 2007 “Best Warrior” competition conducted at Camp Casey June 4-8.
  • 18 June 22, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil MWR The Morning Calm Weekly Crossfade —USAG-H— Wonju EnclaveIntramural Softball League Standings HHC 1-2 AVN, 6-0; AIR FORCE, 4-2; 602ND ASB, 3-2; E 1-2 AVN, 3-2; EAGLE KATUSA, 2-3; CSCT # 1, 1-4; D 1-2 AVN, 1-4; LONG KATUSA, 1-4 Upcoming Events In July Area III July 4 5K Fun Run / Walk (USAG Eagle) Racquetball Tournament (USAG Eagle) Tennis Tournament (USAG Eagle) 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament (USAG Eagle) 4 x 4 Beach Volleyball Tourn. (USAG Long) July 7 Post Level Softball (Yongsan at Wonju) July 8 Post Level Softball (Wonju at Yongsan) MWR Calendar July 9-12 Intramural Softball League Summer Reading Program June 19-July 31, Yongsan Library July 16-18 The Yongsan Library Summer Reading Program will be at 11 a.m.Wonju Enclave Intramural Softball Championship every Tuesday June 19-July 31. There will be a kick-off party June 19 with Katie Bell as the guest story teller. Refreshments will be July 18 Summer Basketball Coach Meeting provided. For information, call 723-7300. —USAG-RC— Ten Miler, June 23 Camp Casey 2007 Warrior Country The Eighth Army Ten Miler will take place at the Camp Casey, Swimming Championship Winners Men’s Open 50-meter Freestyle: 3, Pfc. Jose Carey Fitness Center. Race day registration begins at 6:30-6:45a.m.,Arroyo, 32:66, 2, 1st Lt. Todd Dahmann, 30:69, followed by a course briefing. Race begins at 7:15a.m. Course maps1, Sgt. James Ward, A, 29:81.; Men’s Senior 50- are available from USAG-Red Cloud Sports, DSN 732-6276. This is meter Freestyle: 1, Capt. Dale Woodhouse, the qualifying event for the Men’s and Women’s Active Duty Army 41:86.; Women’s 50-meter Freestyle: 3, Pfc. Military Teams that will represent Eighth Army at the Stephanie Walker, 1:24:00, 2, Pfc. Theresa Escarciga, 57:69, 1, Spc. Amy Enz, 41:54.; Army Ten Miler.Men’s Open 100-meter Freestyle: 3, Pfc. GregoryHarris, 1:17:25, 2, Sgt. James Ward, 1:08:88, 1, Chris Cagle Tour Spc. Sean Dixon, 1:06:13.; Women’s 100-meter June 29, Camp Red Cloud, Mitchells Outdoor, 8 p.m. Freestyle: 3, Pfc. Jennifer Gold, 2:15:71, 2, Spc. June 30, Camp Eagle, Eagle Dome, 7 p.m. Amy Enz, 1:40:44, 1, Pfc. Rachel Wardell, 1:31:44.; Men’s Open 200-meter Freestyle: 3, July 1, Camp Casey, Gateway Park, 8 p.m. Chris CaglePfc. Gregory Harris, 3:32:50, 2, Spc. Sean Dixon, July 3, Camp Walker, Kelly Field, 7 p.m.2:40:03, 1, Sgt. James Ward, 2:39:41.; Women’s July 4, Yongsan, Collier Field House, 6 p.m. 200-meter Freestyle: 1, Pfc. Rachel Wardell, 3:57:40.; Men’s 100-meter Backstroke: 3, Pfc. Lloyd Banks and Olivia TourJustin Bowling, 3:44:16, 2Pfc. Dwayne McAtee, 2:24:81, 1, Spc. Sean Dixon, 1:26:16.; Men’s June 29, Camp Humphreys, Splish and Splash, 8 p.m. Senior 100-meter Backstroke: 1, Capt. Dale June 30, Camp Walker, Hilltop Parking Lot, 7:30 p.m. Woodhouse, 2:38:41.; Women’s 100-meter July 1, Camp Red Cloud, Mitchells Outdoor, 8 p.m.Backstroke: 2, Pfc. Theresa Escarciga, 3:33:33, 1, July 3, Yongsan, MPC Outdoor, 7 p.m. Pfc. Jennifer Gold, 2:31:13.; Men’s Open 100 July 4, Camp Casey, Gateway Park, 8 p.m. meter Breaststroke: 3, Pfc. Jose Arroyo, 1:49:00, 2, Pfc. Gregory Harris, 1:48:62, 1, 1st Lt. Todd Dahmann, 1:32:22.; Men’s Senior 100-meter Sons of Bill TourBreaststroke: 1, Capt. Dale Woodhouse, 2:35:23.; July 6, Yongsan, Main Post Club, 9 p.m. Women’s 100-meter Breaststroke: Pfc. Rachel July 7, Camp Hovey, Iron Triangle, 7 p.m. Wardell, 2:04:66.; Men’s Open 200-meter July 8, Osan Air Base, Mustang Club, 7 p.m. Individual Medley: 1, 1st Lt. Todd Dahmann, 3:24:87.; Men’s Division 200-meter Medley July 10, Kunsan AB, Loring Club, 7 p.m. Relay: 2, 3:23:50, team of Spc. Joel Scott, Pfc. July 11, Chinhae NB, Duffys All Hands, 8 p.m. Dwayne McAtee, Spc. Sean Dixon, Pfc. David July 12, Taegu AB, Jakes Place. 7 p.m.Bates, 1, 2:34:12, team of Sgt. James Ward, Pfc. July 13, Camp carroll, Hideaway Club, 7 p.m. Gregory Harris, 1st Lt. Todd Dahmann, 2nd Lt. July 14, Camp Humphreys, Tommy Ds, 8 p.m. Robert Crotty.; Women’s Division 200-meter Medley Relay: 1, 4:25:25, team of Pfc. Theresa Escarciga, Pfc. Jennifer Gold, Pfc. Rachel Crossfade Tour Wardell, Pfc. Stephanie Walker.; Men’s Division June 29, Yongsan, MPC Outdoor, 7 p.m. 200-meter Freestyle Relay: 2, 2:20:41, team of June 30, Camp Stanley, CAC Parking Lot, 8 p.m.Spc. Joel Scott, Pfc. Dwayne McAtee, Spc. Sean July 1, Camp Humphreys, Splish & Splash, 7 p.m.Dixon, Pfc. David Bates, 1, 2:12:00, team of Sgt. James Ward, Pfc. Gregory Harris, 1st Lt. Todd July 3, Camp Hovey, CAC Outdoor Area, 8 p.m. Dahmann, 2nd Lt. Robert Crotty.; Women’s July 4, Camp Walker, Kelly Field, 7 p.m. Division: 1, 4:02:10, team of Pfc. Theresa Escarciga, Pfc. Jennifer Gold, Pfc. Rachel Nina Sky with Adassa and Second Nature Tour Wardell, Pfc. Stephanie Walker. July 3, Yongsan, MPC Outdoor, 7 p.m. —USAG-Y— July 4, Camp Walker, Kelley Field, 4 p.m.Intramural Softball League Standings July 6, Camp Red Cloud, Mitchell’s Parking Lot, 8 p.m. 8th Army #1, 10-1; Suslak, 11-2; Crus, 10-2; July 7, Yongsan MPC Parking Lot, 7 p.m. 595th Mt, 11-6; 18th Med; 8-5; Kanakas, 7-5; July 8, Camp Casey, Gateway Park, 8 p.m. 41st Sig, 6-5; 94th MP, 5-7; 501st MI, 5-9; Sockor, 3-9; Embassy, 2-10; Navy, 3-10; 14th MP, 1-6; 8th Army #2, 2-7 Contact your local MWR office Eighth Army Ten Miler, June 23 for more information or check us out on the web atTransportation will depart Collier Field House at htp://mwr.korea.army.mil 5:30 a.m. to Cp. Casey for participants in theEighth Army Ten Miler. For additional info call Lloyd Banks the Sports Office at 738-8608.
  • June 22, 2007 Page 21USAG Humphreys security program, manager takehome IMCOM’s top two antiterrorism awardsBy Bob McElroyUSAG Humphreys Public Affairs USAG HUMPHREYS — The U.S Army Garrison HumphreysAntiterrorism program won the Installation Management Command’s top twoantiterrorism awards this week and will go on to compete for the Army-wideawards later this month. Humphreys Garrison competed against IMCOM installations worldwide andcame away the winner of the Best Installation Antiterrorism Program and BestInstallation Antiterrorism Program Manager—Mr. Ed Teague. There are nearly90 IMCOM garrisons worldwide. An IMCOM selection board bestowed the top honors on Humphreys Garrisonwhen it met May 14 to 18 at IMCOM Headquarters in Arlington, Va. The selection board also recognized four other installations for theirantiterrorism efforts: USAG Fort Bragg, N.C., USAG Yongsan, South Korea,and USAG Fort Hood, Texas. Teague, the USAG Humphreys Antiterrorism Officer, eschewed individualcredit for the awards, saying that said that the awards recognized the teameffort by the Humphreys community rather than anything he has done. TheAntiterrorism Program is a team effort and this is a team award, Teaguestressed. In an earlier interview Teague said that antiterrorism measures canrange from the simplest measures like checking IDs and reporting suspiciouspeople or anything that seems unusual or out of place to more elaboratemeasures. The success of an AT program relies on everyone’s active support FILE PHOTOand participation, he said. Whether you are a Soldier, Civilian or Family Member, USAG Humphreys Antiterrorism Officer Ed Teague (L) and Fire ChiefAT is everyone’s business. Winners were selected in each of four categories Anthony Marra discuss the installation’s Mass Notification System.based on their achievements in the areas of antiterrorism and force protection. “We’re an expanding installation and we want to build AT into that.”IMCOM will present $75,000 to the winners in the Best Antiterrorism Program For now however, Teague is pleased with the success of the garrison’sand Best Antiterrorism Program Manager categories to use for antiterrorism program.programs; that means Humphreys Garrison will get $150,000 to apply to its “This is great for the team; it’s such a team effort.already successful AT programs. It is recognition for everyone in the garrison and community. I truly believe “The $150,000 goes right back into the program,” Teague said. that,” he added. Mass casualty exercise -- part of antiterrorism training PHOTOS BY F. NEIL NEELEY United States and Republic of Korea Soldiers and firefighters conduct a mass casualty exercise as part of the USAG Humphreys Antiterrorism program. This exercise was conducted at Camp Long after a simulated explosives attack at the installation’s main gate.
  • 22 June 22, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil 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. CYS ADULT JOBSYouth Sports has positions forsports officials and scorers to helpwith all Youth Sports games. Youmust be able to work some Fridayevenings and Saturday mornings/afternoons. Contact Lisa Hogue,Youth Sports Directorlisa.hogue.1@korea.army.mil 753-5051. AUDIE MURPHY CLUBThe Camp Humphreys SergeantAudie Murphy Club is looking forSAMC members who want to NANCY TURNERbecome active while assigned to First graders Mona Sango and Melissa Collins receive their award for the Shrek coloring contest sponsoredKorea. Meetings are held the third by USAG Humphreys Movie Theater.Wednesday of each month. ContactSgt. 1st Class FC Lawson-Hurt at010-2259-3026 or Sgt. 1st ClassMiles at 010-3148-3450. HEAS students ‘Read to Watch’ By Nancy Turner DODEA standards require students to Robinsons” at the Humphreys movie YOGA CLASSES USAG Humphreys Elementary School independently read a certain number theater during the school day.Tues. and Thurs. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Students at Humphreys American of books each year. Students also received a gift bagaerobics and cardio classes are also Elementary School were rewarded for The program required students to filled with coupons and toys -- just foravailable Mon. - Thurs. from 4:30 to their participation in Scholastic Reading take Reading Counts tests on the their enjoyment.5:30 p.m. Classes meet in the Counts by getting to go to the movie independently read books required by A Shrek headband was also givenaerobics room at the CAC. theater to watch a movie June 12. The DODEA. to each winner of a coloring contest COMPUTER CLASS FOR Scholastic Reading Counts program is Students that met the goal were sponsored by the USAG Humphreys SPOUSES sponsored by the HAES PTO. treated to the movie “Meet the Movie Theater.ACS has an ongoing eight-weekcomputer basics class for spouses.Classes are Monday and Nightmare Soldiers show ‘Pride ofWednesday in the the ACS resourceroom. First one is geared toPhilippine spouses; the next will befor Russian and English spouses Ownership’ for remote control car trackand another for Korean spousestaught by CPAC. Graduates will Completed final design at Soldiers Fieldreceive a certification of completion. By Bob Frace When the Soldiers were asked what Outdoor Recreation and CommunityPre-registration required. Call 753- USAG Humphreys Army Community Service Activity Center manager. name they could think of, they all8401, limit to five. USAG HUMPHREYS—Soldiers Hogrebe said that the foundation immediately said their unit motto UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX from the 3 rd Battalion 2 nd Combat for the track was in place, but Soldiers “NIGHTMARES.” REGISTRATION Aviation Brigade gave up their free had to say just how challenging they Hogrebe expressed his appreciationNow underway for the MBA 500 time June 16 to continue designing wanted it to be. for there “Pride of Ownership” andClass, Foundations of Problem- and building the new remote control To get the track up and running the commitment to making a difference inBased Learning. Classes will start car race track at Soldiers Field. USAG Humphreys Better Opportunity their community. The course is still aOn-Site at Osan Air Base June 13. USAG Humphreys Morale, for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers working project as remote control car Please send us your Stories and Welfare and Recreation performed and several Soldiers participated in the enthusiasts take the opportunity to try Photos for Publishing the initial design a few months ago. final design to get the course ready for the course. Although the initial trackTo submit information for Since then the course has drawn use by the community. is complete there is more work to bepublishing in The Morning Calm much interest from Soldiers who have The Soldiers began by moving done—designing and building theWeekly USAG-Humphrey’s remote control cars. Before MWR mounds of dirt for the remote control hardstand track. Soldiers, Families whocommon pages or for submissions could open the track, they had to car jumps and banks. are interested in continuing thefor the New & Notes section, call ensure it met the Soldiers’ They also configured the piping to challenge, are encouraged to volunteer754-6132, 8847 or 8598. You can also expectations. keep the cars on the track and created to help bring the hardstand on line.email all of your information to “It has to be designed to what the a small mound area that would hold In the meantime we send the wordandre.butler@korea.army.mil. Soldiers want,” said Jim Hogrebe, the new name of the course. to come out and enjoy the course.
  • USAG-HThe Morning Calm Weekly 23 June 22, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.milFather, son team reunites in KoreaBy Pfc. Gretchen Goodrich35th Air Defense Artillery Public Affairs Osan Air Base-Father’s Day has a different meaning for Chief WarrantOfficer Willie B. Able and his son, Pfc. Barry W. Able. It’s time together forthe two, time to create memories and time to put the uniforms and rank asideand act like a family. It’s also the first Father’s Day that the two will spendtogether under the same unit. For four months, the two have been separated because of their Army careers.Barry was in Fort Bliss, Texas, learning the ropes of his job as a Patriot FireControl Enhanced operator. Willie was in Korea, serving in the 35th Air DefenseArtillery Brigade’s support operations. Approximately 6564 thousand milesseparated the two. Yet, due to a recent battalion rotation, the two are now backtogether, serving under the 35th ADA BDE together. Both know that time spent together in the same unit and country is precious.Having served for 26 years in the Army already, Willie and his son know firsthard what it is like to live through separation and years apart. “You miss a lot of major events,” said Willie. “When he first started highschool I was over here in Korea, and I missed 98 percent of his last year in highschool.” Eventhough separation was a lifestyle that Barry knew since birth, itwasn’t anything he ever got adjusted to. “You don’t get used to it, you adapt,” said Barry. “I’ve gotten used toadapting to where I go.” Adapting is something the family has had to do sinceday one. With Willie having to transition to various units and stations from FortHood, Texas to Fort Jackson, S.C., the family followed him almost everywhere,except overseas. There wasn’t a question in the family not staying together. Itwas always assumed that we might as well go together regardless of where PFC. GRETCHEN GOODRICH Chief Warrant Officer Willie B. Able and son, Barrry W. Able stand as one.the Army took me, said Willie. “When he first started high school, I was overhere in Korea,” said Willie. “You’re constantly trying to make up for those Then again, Barry is used to adjusting to new environments. When manytimes and catch up on old times.” Barry decided to enlist into the military after young, new soldiers were worried about coming to South Korea, Barry held anfinishing three years in college. That was a decision that Willie wasn’t happy optimistic view.with at first, but he understood that his son was going to school only because “It’s one of the places I wanted to go,” said Barry. “Korea was one one andhis mother and he wanted him too. Willie gave Barry his first oath of enlistment Japan is number two.” Being as that Barry is now part of the unit that hisand sent him away to basic combat training not sure when he’d get to see him father has been a part of for the past year, Barry faces new obstacles ofagain. having to live up to what his father is leaving behind as he prepares to head Although he was unable to attend his graduation, he was able to stop by prior back to the states. “Everyone knows Chief Able, everyone knows my dad,”to Barry’s graduation and see him. The changes Willie saw in his son amazed said Barry. “A lot of people are looking at me so I have to step up to myhim. “Seeing him from where he came from as a child to now being a man was game.” “He has a strong work ethic,” said Willie. “I have no worries abouta real change,” said Willie. He went from being laid back, reserved to someone him.” Barry may feel pressure as he noted that the does have some big shoeswho isn’t afraid to take charge and get out in front, said Willie. to fill, but he’s confident that he’ll get people to know him for himself, not “He was real proud of me,” said Barry. because of his father or his father’s ran, he said. The thought of the two joining up in the same unit was something the two “He’s a man now…all I can do is give him advice,” said Willie. Advice thatknew was almost impossible. “It was a unique blessing in disguise,” said Willie. includes having fun while Barry is over here. As his father is preparing toInitially, Willie was going to be attached to a signal battalion in Yongsan. Due to leave the country, Barry doesn’t hesitate in acknowledging that he will miss hiscircumstances beyond his control, he ended up as part of the 35th ADA BDE. dad. “I’m going to miss him, and it’ll definitely be hard,” said Barry. “NoThen the 1st Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery unit rotated here, bringing with matter where he goes, he’ll either come to us or we’ll come to him,” promisedit Willie’s son. “(We) get to spend time together, and I get to help him get Willie. Either way, the two are bond to run into each other again as Barryestablish here,” said Willie. “It’s getting the little things for him like a cell phone already sets plans to stay in the military. “I’m going to one up him and gothat help.” “This is my first deployment, first time away from home and it’s a officer,” said Barry. His dad sat there across from his son and smiled.lot more easier having him here to help,” said Barry. “I will always be chief,” he said. USAG Humphreys USO hosts Summer BBQ COURTESY PHOTOS (Left) Sgt. 1st Class Michelle Altvator, The USO at USAG Humphreys held its Company B, 532nd MI, wins the annual BBQ June 16 for Soldiers, Family “Rock Paper Scissors” contest during members and Civilian employees. the summer event. Altvator will Company C, 3-2 AVN, 1st Sgt. Robert advance to the next level as she plays Rosales participates in an apple pie eating USO Summer BBQ goers cut a cake in the peninsula-wide tournament at contest as James Dumoulin, 5, looks on. to celebrate the United States the Dragon Hill Lodge in Yongsan. Army’s 232nd Birthday.
  • June 22, 2007 Page 25CSCT #2 farewells, welcomes commandersBy Pfc. Na Kyung-Chul home for KATUSA and other US members ofUSAG-Daegu Public Affairs the Team the history behind the ROK-US CAMP HENRY – Combat Support alliance.Coordination Team #2 and the Second Republic Dunn expressed his appreciation to all the guestsof Korea Army (SROKA) said farewell to Col. who participated in the ceremony and gave someGracus K. Dunn and welcomed Col. Chris departing comments to CSCT #2.Downey as the new commander during a “Team #2 Soldiers, you represent America’sceremony June 19 at the SROKA base in East 21st century,” said Dunn. “I know that theDaegu. Soldiers of Combat Support Coordination Team Maj. Gen. John W. Morgan, Assistant Chief of #2 will carry on in the tradition of our AmericaStaff CJ3 and deputy commander Eighth US Army Army, just as we have done in the past. Youacted as the reviewing officer for the ceremony and are flexible and always adapting to an everlauded Col. Dunn for his accomplishments as changing environment. I am humbled by thecommander. opportunity to serve along side each and every Since Col. Dunn took command in June one of you and to have led this command as2005, the team has significantly increased we continue to serve our nation and this greatcoordination between ROK and US forces in alliance.”the combined rear area and participated in Col. Dunn is moving on to become the assistantnumerous exercises to include field training to the Joint Operation Director/J3 within theexercises with the ROKA 501st Infantry Deputy Director for Regional Operations in theBrigade of the 50th Homeland Reserve Pentagon, Washington DC.Division last year. This was the first time that The new commander, Col. Chris R. Downey,a US unit ever trained with this particular served in the Office of the Assistant SecretaryROK unit in conducting coastline defense of Defense for Reserve Affairs (Materiel &along Korea’s shoreline. Facilities) as the deputy director, Resources and PHOTOS BY CHO PONG-SUNG Additionally, Col. Dunn established a yearly Evaluation, before being selected to commandprofessional development tour to take the CSCT #2. Maj. Gen. John W. Morgan, Assistant Chief of Staff CJ3 andentire Team up to the Joint Security Area and “I’m ready and CSCT #2 is ready to meet deputy commander Eighth US Army, passes the colors to theKorean War Museum located just outside whatever challenges may await us in the future.” new commander, Col. Chris R. Downey in the Change ofYongsan Garrison. The JSA really brought Said Col. Downey. Command ceremony June 19 at the SROKA base in East Daegu.Col. Downey charged with commanding CSCT#2By Pfc. Na Kyung-Chul before entering the Army War College. AfterUSAG-Daegu Public Affairs graduation, in June 2004, he served as a strategic CAMP HENRY – Col. Chris R. Downey took planner and writer in the Army G-8 Initiativesthe mantle of command for the Combat Support Group until April 2006.Coordination Team #2. Col. Downey has served in all three Col. Downey was born in Cut Bank, Montana, components of the Army; the Regular Army, theand grew up in Richland, lowa. Before coming Army National Guard, and Army Reserve in bothto Combat Support Coordination Team #2, he command and staff positions. His assignmentsserved in the Pentagon as the Deputy Director include the 193rd Infantry Brigade, Fort Clayton,for Resources and Evaluation; Office of the Panama; two successive company commands inAssistant Secretary of Defense Reserve Affairs the 100th Training Division, Assistant S-3 with(Materiel & Facilities Deputate). Prior to that follow-on as S4 with the 29th Infantry Division,assignment he served on the Army G8 Initiatives Ft AP Hill, VA, Maintenance Officer with aGroup staff as a strategic planner and writer. follow on as Host Nation Support Officer with His military and civilian education includes a the 19th Theater Support Command (CONUSBachelor of Science degree from the United Augmentation), Des Moines, lowa and ForceStates Military Academy Class of 1983, Infantry D e v e l o p m e n t a n d A r m y Tr a n s f o r m a t i o nOfficer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Initiative Officer with the Combined Arms Col. Downey S u p p o r t C o m m a n d , F t L e e , VA . O t h e rArms Staff College (CAS3), The AssociateLogistics Executive Development Course, Civil command assignments in the 100th Division assignments include Logistics Staff officer in theAffairs and Ordinance Officer Advanced (Training) from 1991 to 1995. He then moved to Operation Center, Army Material CommandCourses, Command and General Staff College, a Iowa and joined the 19th Theater Support (AMC), Ft Belvior, VA.Master of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies from Command (TSC), Des Moines, Iowa, where he His military awards and decorations include theAsbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, served in the Civil-Military Operations and Host Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), the ArmyKentucky, 1993, with further graduate studies in Nation Support sections. He was sent to the Commendation Medal, the Army Achievementtheology and a Master of Arts in Strategic Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee, Medal, parachutist badge, and Army StaffStudies, Army War College. Virginia, where he served from 1996 to 2003 in Identification Badge. Col. Downey left active duty in 1990 to attend doctrine development for theater-level logistics He is married to the former Valerie SmithAsbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, organizations and other Army transformation of Plum Borough, Pennsylvania. They haveKentucky, where he also entered the Army initiatives. He was assigned to the G-3, Army four children: Lydia, Richard, James, andReserve and served two successive company Materiel Command, from February to July 2003, Noah.
  • June 22, 200726 http://ima.korea.army.mil USAG-D The Morning Calm Weekly ‘Team Daegu’ celebrates Army Birthday CYS Summer By Pfc. Na Kyung-Chul were honored for their decision to USAG-Daegu Public Affairs reenlist and swore an oath again to Sports CampsChild and Youth Services holds DAEGU – To celebrate the serve and defend the country like theirsummer sports camps June 25 232nd United States Army first entry to the Army.through August 24. The sports Birthday, approximately 1,000 The guest speaker for this Armycamps include baseball, soccer, Soldiers, civilians, family members Ball was Maj. Gen. Mitchell H.basketball, volleyball and golf. and local Korean dignitaries Stevenson, the commander of theParticipants should pay $25 per gathered at the Inter-Burgo Hotel United States Army Combined Armsyouth. T-shirt or hats will be in Daegu June 14. Support Command.provided. For information, call CYS This celebration of the 232nd Army While participants were havingat 764-5298 or 764-4859. Birthday is in recognition of the dinner, there was the raffle drawing tremendous service the Army and its which people expected for some gifts. Commissary Soldiers provide the nation. The The gifts for this year were weekend Awareness Day theme of this year is “Call-To-Duty: stay at the Inter-Burgo Hotel, a roundBetter Opportunities for Single Boots on the ground, Army Strong.” trip ticket for one to Jeju island, twoand Unaccompanied Soldiers This year’s theme is in tribute to the round trip tickets to any city within the(BOSS) holds Commissary 174,000 Soldiers, sailors, airmen and United States and one $50 Army andAwareness Day events 9 a.m. – marines deployed around the world Air Force Exchange Service gift1 p.m. today at the Camp Walker in 68 different countries defending certificate.Commissary. It’s time to find out and protecting freedom. For celebrating the Army Birthdaywhat the commissary has to offer The Army Birthday Ball was Ball, the entertainment groupsingle and unaccompanied advanced by two MCs, Master Sgt. PHOTOS BY PVT. DANA PUGH “PERCISE” from Camp CarrollSoldiers. The events include Falando Clay, Army Field Support Maj. Gen. David P Valcourt, Commanding . sang the battle hymn of the republicjalapeno and watermelon-eating Brigade Senior Enlisted Advisor, and General, 8th United States Army; Command and the Area IV multi-culturalcontests, water balloon relay, Sgt. 1st Class Pamella Voss, 19th Sgt. Maj. Barry Wheeler, Command Sgt. Major gospel service choir, under thelimbo contest, an old fashioned Sustainment Command (Expedit- of United Nations Command, Combined direction of Mrs. Valetta Love, sangBBQ and more. The unit with the ionary) who kept great atmosphere Forces Command, United States Forces Korea God Bless America and God Blessmost attendance can win money for the Ball with their quick wit until and 8th United States Army; and Sgt. Ericka C. the U.S.A.for their unit fund. For closing time. Mena, 19th ESC NCO of the Year cut the cake The 232nd Army Ball concludedinformation, call at 764-4440. The ball started with the posting of during the 232nd Army Birthday Ball at the Inter- with Brig. Gen. Mason’s closing colors and invocation by Chaplain (Lt. Burgo Hotel June 14. remarks and a benediction by Chaplain Camp Walker Col.) Mitchell Lewis, the command Command Sgt. Maj. David R. Abbott, Martin, USAG Daegu command Summer Reading chaplain for the 19th ESC. 501st STB and Brig. Gen. Raymond chaplain. Program The toasts were presented by Pfc. Mason, 19th ESC Commanding “It was a great time for me,” saidCamp Walker Library holds Charles Bryant, 19th ESC Soldier of General. Sgt. Cha Hyun-joon, USAG DaeguSummer Reading Program for the year from 46th Transportation After the presentation of toasts, the Senior KATUSA. “There were sochildren in grades K-12 June 29 – Company, Command Sgt. Maj. Lee cake cutting ceremony was conducted. many honored guests that I can’t seeJuly 29. Registration is from June In-han, Republic of Korea Army, This year’s cake was baked by Camp frequently. The meal was good,29 to July 8. Please, stop by to Command Sgt. Maj. Charlie L. Henry Dining Facility. everyone dressed up and especiallyget your children a reading Dailey Jr., 501st SBDE, Sgt. Maj. Especially, this year’s Army Ball the raffle drawing beat my heart evenbooklet, button, book-bag, T-shirt David G. Martinez, 19th ESC, included the reenlistment ceremony, though my number was notand bookmark. There will be an Command Sgt. Maj. Patricia A. Keit, also. 23 Soldiers from the 498th selected.”End-Of-Program party on July 29 United States Army Garrison Daegu, Combat Sustainment Support Battalionwith refreshments, face painting,and a clown. The children willreceive their reading certificatesand the program winners will beannounced. For information, callCamp Walker Library at 764-4318. Celebrity EntertainmentThere will be some celebrityentertainments for free. LloydBanks: 7:30 p.m. June 30 at theHilltop parking lot on CampWalker. Chris Cagle: 7 p.m. July3 at the Kelly Fitness Center onCamp Walker. Nina Sky: 5 p.m.July 4 at the Kelly parking lot.Crossfade: 7 p.m. July 4 at theKelly parking lot. For information,call at 764-4440 or 768-7563. Driving Range OpeningThe Evergreen golf course drivingrange re-opening has beendelayed. The range is nowscheduled to open Saturday. Forinformation, call at 764-4601. The Area IV Multi-Cultural Gospel Service Choir perform “God Bless America” under the direction of Mrs. Valetta Love at the 232nd U.S. Army Birthday Ball June 14 at the Inter-Burgo Hotel.
  • The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-D June 22, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil 27 NEWS & NOTES New Command Chaplain assigned July 4 Sporting Events By Pfc. Suk Kyung-chulThere will be sporting events including 3 on 3 19th ESC Public Affairsbasketball, racquetball, sand-pit volleyball CAMP WALKER - Permanent change oftournaments, 5K run and 2mile walk July 4. The station season is upon us this summer. 19thdeadline for entry is June 26. Please, register at Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)’s CommandCamp Walker and Camp Carroll Gyms. For Chaplain post was no exception as Chaplain (Lt.Col)information, call Neal Fleisher at 764-4800. Michael D. Charles was replaced by Chaplain (Lt.Col) Mitchell Lewis in a Change of Stole American Red Cross ceremony held in Camp Walker chapel 12 June.The American Red Cross holds health and safety A stole is a strip of narrow cloth worn around aclasses 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. June 30 at the Red Cross minister’s neck, symbolizing their position as spiritualBldg. T1425 on Camp Henry. The First Aid, CPR guides to Soldiers. Such a ceremony takes placeand AED for the workplace are subject for the whenever a Command Chaplain’s post is renewed.classes. As the class size is limited, please sign However, the last ceremony was in 2002, makingup early. For information, call Jimmy Finch at 768- this ceremony a first in years.7993. The ceremony was opened by invocations from USAG-Daegu Chaplain Edward C. Martin. 8-Ball Tournament Afterwards 19th ESC Commander Brig. GenUSAG Daegu holds 8-Ball Tournament 1 p.m. Raymond V. Mason conducted the actual passing of PHOTO BY PFC. SUK KYUNG-CHULSaturday at the Camp Carroll Community the stole. 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Commander Brig.Activity Center. 1st - 6th place winnters will “I feel very blessed that I had a chance to serve Gen Raymond V. Mason presents the stole to incoming 19thqualify for the 8th Army tournament July 7-8. with Chaplain Charles. He has made us all better. ESC Command Chaplain Lt. Col Mitchell I. Lewis at SoldierFor information, call the Camp Carroll CAC at Memorial Chapel on Camp Walker June 12. He has kept us on righteous path, and I’m grateful765-7484/8325. for that” said Mason. for the attending guests, where the new chaplain The CG’s speech was followed by remarks from had a chance to speak to the attendance. Please send us your Stories and the outgoing chaplain. “I am very excited to take this post. I was able to Photos for Publishing “I have mixed feelings about leaving Korea. It see the community, and I was very happy. I know ITo submit information for publishing in The was a great place to serve, with outstanding have a lot to learn, but with God’s and my friend’sMorning Calm Weekly USAG-Daegu’s common community. We had people from many different help, I will be successful” said Lewis.pages or for submission for the News & Notes countries participating in our events” said Charles. Incoming Command Chaplain (Lt. Col) Mitchellsection, call 768-8513. You can email all of your He said that traveling around Korea was the best I. Lewis has served as battalion chaplain for 194thinformation to kyungchul.na@korea.army.mil. part of the job. Maintenance Battalion at Camp Humphreys, Korea After the ceremony, there was a small reception in 1994.
  • June 22, 2007 USAG-D28 http://ima.korea.army.mil The Morning Calm WeeklyTAS students recognize the importance of votingBy James D. HardeeUSAG-Daegu Military Personnel Division CAMP GEORGE - The students from TeaguAmerican School participated in a Voting PosterContest June 8. The competition was based on thesimple word “Vote”. The students were asked tomake a poster about voting. Voting is something wetake for granted but the students here know it is anhonor to vote. When asked the question; why shouldwe vote? Nathan Oyen said, “People should votebecause it is an honor to take part in our government,one vote can make a difference, and it is ourresponsibility to take part.” The students who participated in the contestwere all seniors and they are looking forward tovoting. “As I am drawing closer to my 18thbirthday, I am beginning to realize that I will havethe utmost opportunity to make a difference insociety. So, I do indeed plan to vote.” said LatreiciaAllen who plans to study Political science nextyear in college. “This was a learning tool for the students,” said PHOTO BY JIM HARDEEMary Karthy Bacle when asked what this contest Latreicia Allen (from left), 2nd prize, Mary Kathy Bacle, 1st prize, and Nathan Oyen, 3rd prize, hold their voting posters.taught them. “It taught me how substantial it is as an by our fathers and brothers and mothers and sisters club for the posters to be displayed so the entireAmerican citizen to express your voice and opinions. serving in the military. Utilize it.” community can be reminded about the importanceChange and success are the effects of choices made Prizes were given to the students that placed of voting.by the government voted into office by the American 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. First place received a free brunch “The contest was a great success,” said Jimpeople. People like you and me.” at Evergreen Community Club. 2nd place was a Hardee, USAG Daegu Military Personnel Division All three students agreed that voting is important Pasta Buffet at the Hilltop Club. 3rd place was a Area IV Voting Officer. “To see the excitement inand stressed those not registered to vote to register gift certificate from AAFES. The first and second the young Americans to vote is an important thing.“I can’t stress enough that if you don’t vote, your place gifts were donated by the USAG Daegu They are the future and it is so important that theyvoice will not be heard,” said Allen. “This is a right Director of MWR Marketing, Ms. Laurel Baek. understand the importance of voting. We are on thegiven to us in our constitution and cemented in blood Ms. Baek also is offering space at the Evergreen right track.”
  • 30 June 22, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily Week The Phrase of the Week : “What’s good today?” Onurun mwoga jossumnikka? today what’s good Vocabulary cooked rice ‘bab’ soy sauce ‘ganjang’ pepper ‘huchu’ Week Situation of the Week : Eating and Dining out Is there a menu in English? Yongoro doen menu issumnikka? Do you have a set meal? Jongsik doemnikka? Could you bring us something Joun kosuro gatta juseyo. good? This story is I’ll have this. about: Igollo butakamnida. Can you make an assorted Garrison Modum yori doemnikka? dish? Ginseng tea, please. celebrates Insamcharo juseyo. Korean Expression of the Week Week organization Let’s see how far we day Galttaekkaji gaboja. can go. Let’s go all the way.