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

This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of U.S. Army Garrisons in Korea. Circulation: 9,500

Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation of the equal opportunity policy is corrected.

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  • Volume 5, Issue 43 P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF K OREA August 17, 2007 USAG-RC Firefighters battle Distinguished youth gain work dumpster blaze Solider-athletes experience as near community head to All-Army summer hires activity center softball trials Page 7 Page 6 Page 26Traumatic Servicemembers’Group Life Insurance: Helping Amateur boxers smoke competitionSoldiers, dispelling mythsBy LTC Kevin V. Arata at USAG-Humphreys tournamentU.S. Army Human Resources Command YONGSAN GARRISON — The U.S. Army along withthe U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has completed See page 23 fortheir first review of Traumatic Servicemembers’ GroupLife Insurance since its start in 2005. The Congressionally- additional photosmandated insurance program has provided about $250million to traumatically-injured members of the Armed and storyServices. Of that, about $136 million was paid to Soldiersin the U.S. Army — more than twice the next highestservice. While those figures definitely represent success inworking towards the program’s mission to providefinancial help for traumatically injured Soldiers, TSGLIstill faces challenges with educating Servicemembersabout the program and dispelling some myths that havegrown around TSGLI during its short existence. TSGLI was created to help servicemembers and theirFamilies get through tough financial times that oftenhappen when a Servicemember is severely injured.Approved TSGLI claimants receive a one-time paymentof up to $100,000, based on the type and severity of theinjury. That money might be the difference that allows aSoldier’s Family to stay with him or her during recovery,help with unforeseen expenses or give them a financialhead start on life after recovery. From the Army’s point of view, the program faces someinterrelated challenges: ensuring that all Soldiers are awareof TSGLI, understand its purpose, and know how to file acorrectly prepared claim; and decreasing the claimprocessing time. According to Col. John F. Sackett, who leads the TSGLIDivision under the U.S. Army Physical Disability Agency,the average time to process a claim from receipt at Armythrough payment by Office of Service Members GroupLife Insurance is 30 days. STAFF SGT. DARCIE IBIDAPO Col. Sackett believes both situations can be improved Kunsan Air Base’s Devin Goodnoe (Left) matches a right jab from USAG-Casey’s Elzavon Maxie duringthrough outreach educating Soldiers, healthcare the 2007 summer Smoker Boxing Tournament Aug. 11, Camp Humphreys. Maxie’s larger arms couldn’tproviders, counselors and advocates. trump his slower speed, giving Goodnoe the advantage for the win. See page 23 for full story. “Our main focus is on determining which Soldiers areeligible to receive this payment, based on the claim theyfile, and then making sure eligible Soldiers receivepayment as quickly as possible, so this money is available Immigration Services launches military help linewhile they recover from their injury,” he said. is convenient, quick and secure. These brave men and “One of our biggest barriers,” according to Col. Sackett, By U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services women and their Families deserve this service, and we“is the lack of knowledge and general misconceptions Army News and Information Service are proud to assist.”that are out there regarding TSGLI. These barriers create YONGSAN GARRISON — Servicemembers and their “This hotline honors the more than 40,000 non-U.S.situations where Soldiers who are not eligible file claims; Families stationed around the world are now able to call citizens serving in the military today. If you are willing toor Soldiers who are eligible file claims without supplying U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for help with fight and die for America, you should be able to becomethe required documentation allowing us to adjudicate immigration services and benefits using a dedicated, toll- an American,” said Senator Barbara Mikulski.their claim quickly.” free telephone help line, 1-877-CIS-4MIL (1-877-247-4645). USCIS customer-service center specialists are available To reduce these barriers, the Army uses a robust “Thousands of immigrant Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and to assist callers Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. untiloutreach program including messaging, educational Marines have made extraordinary sacrifices for America,” 4:30 p.m., Central Standard Time. Callers will receivematerials, media outreach, and a constantly updated said USCIS Director Emilio Gonzalez. “As such, at USCIS, assistance with:dynamic website, along with numerous in-person we are committed to exhausting every effort to ensure • Tracking their application (Form N-400); See Group Life Insurance Page 4 Insurance, that the application process for immigrant Servicemembers See Immigration Page 4 Immigration,
  • Aug. 17, 20072 http://imcom.korea.army.mil The Morning Calm Weekly Bell Sends # 34-07 The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Command - Korea Director/Publisher: Brig. Gen. Al Aycock Improving installation access policy The Stars and Stripes headline of the Aug. Program. For example, we will create a new Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson Volunteer Writer/Editor: Susan Silpasornprasit 10 edition regarding our improved Installation category of installation pass referred to as a Access Policy that states “Guest Passes to be “Good Neighbor” pass to replace the current USAG-RED CLOUD Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson Limited” is off the mark and misses the whole “guest” pass. “Good Neighbor” passes will Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson purpose of the program. Further, the implication grant installation access to our alliance CI Officer: James F. Cunningham in the article that our Korean friends must prove partners who support this command in the USAG-YONGSAN that they are Good Neighbors is misleading. spirit of the USFK Good Neighbor Program. Commander: Col. David W. Hall We are not going to subject our friends to an In fact, the number of Good Neighbor passes Public Affairs Officer: David McNally Staff Writer: Cpl. Jung Jae-hoon inquisition. The purpose of the change to USFK may increase as we transition from the current Regulation 190-7, Installation Access Control system of guest passes. The revised USFK USAG-HUMPHREYS Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. System, is actually to make sure our Good Regulation 190-7 will also ensure that the Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy Neighbors receive the access they richly Gen. B.B. Bell process for sponsoring, requesting, and Writer/Editor: Andre D. Butler deserve and to ensure compliance with approving installation access is handled as USAG-DAEGU Department of Defense ethics regulations. This change is an official matter, free of direct involvement by private Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier designed to celebrate the contributions of our friends and organizations and the payment of money, as specifically Public Affairs Specialist: Samuel G. Hudson Staff Writer: Pfc. Kyung Chul NA Good Neighbors, and to continue to strengthen the Alliance. prohibited by our Department of Defense Joint Ethics It is important for everyone to understand two things Regulation. This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The about these upcoming changes. First, these changes won’t We are implementing a program to brief this new process Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views affect access for our people, both ROK and U.S., civilian to the leaders of Korean-American friendship organizations. of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial and military, who enter the installation to support our I view this development as positive for the Alliance and our content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of mission, visit or care for our military Families, or play a current friends in the Korean Community. We will honor those who the IMCOM-Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. role in the Good Neighbor Program. Second, while the new have contributed so much to our welfare here in Korea with Circulation: 9,500 regulation is effective Oct. 1, the changes will be implemented Good Neighbor passes. It is my intent that no true Good Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way over an extended period so those affected will have time to Neighbor will be denied access to our installations as we go connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. be informed and adjust. into the future together. Katchi Kapshida. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial The most important changes to USFK regulation 190-7 advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not will involve raising the level of command oversight involved constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental in issuing annual installation passes to guests and linking GEN B.B. Bell Press of the products or services advertised. Everything the guest pass system directly to the USFK Good Neighbor Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non- merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation Military Police Blotter or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print The following entries were excerpted from the military charged by KNP under KRTL ART #44 (Driving Under the advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do Influence) and released into MP custody on a CJ Form 2. Oriental Press President: Charles Chong not imply the guilt or innocence of any person. Subject #1 was transported by MP to the USAG-Humphreys Commercial Advertising PMO where Subject #1 was not advised of Subject #1’s Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 Fax: (02) 793-5701 AREA I: Assault Consummated by a Battery, Subject #1 legal rights due to Subject #1’s suspected level of E-mail: oppress@kornet.net and Subject #2 were observed by Victim #1 urinating on the intoxication. Subject #1 was processed and released to Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post wall outside of [an off-post club]. Subject #1, Subject #2 Subject #1’s unit. At 1:58 p.m., Aug. 4, Subject #1 returned and Victim #1 became involved in a verbal altercation, which to the PMO where Subject #1 was advised of Subject #1’s SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Phone: DSN 724-TMCW (8629) turned physical when Subject #2 struck Victim #1 in the legal rights, which Subject #1 invoked. Investigation Fax: DSN 724-3356 face several times with a closed hand. Subject #1 attempted continues by TAI. E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly @korea.army.mil to break up the altercation and in the process kicked Victim #1’s shin several times. Victim #1 sustained no visible injury. AREA III: Damage to Government Property, Person(s) Subject #1and Subject #2 were detained by KNP and unknown, by means unknown, damaged Victim #1’s GOV, Sustain, Support, Defend transported to the Yangju KNP Station where they were which was legally parked, secured and unattended at Bldg. charged by KNP under RCC ART #257-1 (Assault). Subject 2017. Damages to Victim #1’s vehicle consisted of a broken #1 and Subject #2 were released into MP custody on a CJ rear mirror, scratches to the left and right doors and a bent Visit us online Form 2, transported to the USAG-Casey PMO where they right front windshield wiper. A search of the area for The Morning Calm is online at were administered PBTs with results of 0.020% BAC for subject(s) and/or witness(es) met with negative results. http://imcom.korea.army.mil Subject #1 and 0.015% BAC for Subject #2. Subject #1 and Victim #1 rendered a written statement attesting to the Subject #2 were released to their unit. At 2:13 p.m., Aug. 5, incident. ECOD is unknown. Due to the lack of investigative Subject #1 and Subject #2 reported to the USAG-Casey leads, this is a final report. PMO where they were advised of their legal rights, which they waived, rendering written sworn statements admitting AREA V: Damage to Government Property, Subject #1, while to the offense. This is a final report. conducting dumping operations, lowered the dump truck bed and damaged a secondary power line in Tent City. AREA II: Larceny of AAFES Property, Witness #1 observed Damages to the secondary power line consisted of it being Subject #1, via CCTV, remove a pair of shoes from one box, torn down. Subject #1 rendered a written statement admitting and place them into another box of a lower value shoe. to the offense. ECOD is unknown. Subject #1 then proceeded to the register rendering improper payment. Subject #1 was detained and escorted to the AREA V: Failure to Obey Order or Regulation, Provoking AAFES Security Office where Subject #1 surrendered the Speeches and Gestures, Drunk and Disorderly, Subject #1 shoes. Subject #1 was apprehended by MP and transported was observed by SF intoxicated adjacent to Bldg. 502. Submitting to to the USAG-Yongsan PMO where Subject #1 was advised of Subject #1’s legal rights, which Subject #1 waived, Subject #1 was being uncooperative and became verbally combative towards SF when SF approached and told Subject Morning Calm Weekly rendering a written sworn statement denying the offense. Subject #1 was processed and released to Subject #1’s unit. #1 to stay on the curb. Subject #1 was transported to the SFCC where Subject #1 was advised of their legal rights, Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, story submissions and other items: The security tape was collected as evidence. The which Subject #1waived, rendering a written sworn MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. merchandise was returned to AAFES. This is a final report. statement attesting to the incident, processed and released For all submitted items include a point of contact name to their unit. and telephone number. All items are subject to editing for AREA II: Drunken Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Curfew content and to insure they conform with DoD guidelines. Violation, Subject #1, operating a POV, was stopped at a AREA VI: Damage to Government Property, Person(s) IMCOM-K Public Affairs KNP DUI check point adjacent to the Songhwa 3-way unknown, by means unknown, damaged Victim #1’s GOV, and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located in Bldg. 1416, Yongsan Garrison Main Post. intersection, Anjeong-ri. Subject #1 was administered a PBT which was legally parked and unattended adjacent to Bldg. For information, call 724-3365. with a result of 0.132% BAC. Subject #1 was transported to 590. Damages to Victim #1’s vehicle consisted of a dent and the Pyeongtaek Main KNP Station where Subject #1 was paint transfer to the left rear door. ECOD is unknown.
  • The Morning Calm Weekly Aug. 17, 2007 http://imcom.korea.army.mil 3 IMCOM-Korea Safety Update Equal Employment Opportunity New E-mail Address Back to school safety tips save livesThe IMCOM-Korea Region Equal It’s almost that time of the year again. Soon, thousands or other noises can distract the bus driver and is not allowed.Employment Opportunity Office has of children will be going back to school on installations Never put head, arms or hands out of the window.made it easier for individuals with across the peninsula. • At your stop, wait for the bus to come to a complete stopquestions or concerns to contact them. Every year, parents spend time and money preparing before getting up from your seat. Then, walk to the front doorThe EEO Office has established an e- their children for the upcoming school year. They buy and exit, using the handrail.mail address that delivers email directly new clothes, paper, pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks and • When exiting the bus, be careful that clothing with drawstringsto the entire IMCOM-Korea Region numerous other supplies; but how many parents and book bags with straps don’t get caught in the handrails orEEO Office. Employees can contact usvia e-mail at our new address IMCOM- incorporate safety as part of their school preparation? doors.K o r e a E E O @ k o r e a . a r m y. m i l . During a recent one-year period, 32 children (ages 14 • If you have to cross the street in front of the bus, walk atAlternatively, users on the “Korea and under) were killed, while an estimated 7,000 more least ten feet ahead of the bus along the side of the road, untilDomain” can simply type “eeo” at the were injured in school bus-related incidents in the United you can turn around and see the driver. Make sure that theglobal address list to send an e-mail to States. Parents, drivers and students all play an important driver can see you.the EEO Office. This new initiative role in school safety. • Wait for a signal from the driver before crossing the roadfacilitates equal access to EEO services Although drivers of all vehicles are required to stop for and never cross the center line of the road until the driver hasfor all who may have questions, a school bus when it is stopped to load or discharge signaled that it is safe for you cross.concerns, or need assistance. passengers, children should not rely on them to do so. • Stay away from the bus rear wheels at all times. USO BBQ The National Safety Council encourages parents to teach Parents should also review with their children the correctThe USO will host a BBQ with FREE their youngsters these rules for getting on and off the way to cross the street.Youngsters should always stop at thehotdogs prior to the LoveSick Radio school bus: curb or the edge of the road and look left, then right, and thenconcert Aug. 18 at Tiger Field on Camp • When waiting for the bus, stay away from traffic and left again before crossing. They should continue looking inCoiner from 6-8 p.m.. avoid roughhousing or other behavior that can lead to this manner until safely across. If a student’s vision is blocked carelessness. by a parked car or other vehicle, they should move out to Birthday Steak Surprise • Line up away from the street or road as the school bus where drivers can see them and they can see other vehicles -The Seoul USO is hosting a BirthdaySteak Surprise, Friday, Aug. 31, from approaches. Wait until the bus has stopped and the door then stop, and look left-right-left again.11 a.m. - 1 p.m. If you are celebrating opens before stepping onto the roadway. So remember, as we enter into a new school year, you canyour birthday in the month of Aug. visit • When on the bus, find a seat and sit down. Loud talking help save lives by following these easy safety tips.the Camp Kim USO and have a freesteak lunch, cake, and USO gift bag.Active duty only. SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post Events and Activities Virtues Volunteers Needed Seoul Zoo Bucheon Comics Festival (Aug. 16-19)The Virtues English program requires One of the main attractions of the Seoul Zoo is its natural If you’re into comic books, be sure to stop by the Bucheonactive-duty Servicemembers to setting. The park features animals from around the world International Comics Festival, where you can get a feel for wherevolunteer two Saturdays per month the Korean comic book industry is heading. Comic book fans grouped by habitat. The zoo is surrounded by Mt.(2nd and 4th Sat.). The first class starts Cheonggyesan, shielding it from the noise and agitation of from all over Korea flock to the festival to meet cartoonists fromOct. 13. Sign up as a volunteer today!Being a volunteer for the Virtues the city. There are lots of green areas, wooded areas, sporting all over the world and to take in the International Comic BookEnglish classes will help to satisfy your areas as well as numerous food stalls offering Korean and Fair. This event is held at the Boksagol Cultural Center, Bucheon-Good Neighbor Program requirement. Western cuisine which blend into the natural setting. The si, Gyeonggi-do. For more information, call (032) 661-3745 or visitCall Minhye Forge or Chris zoo also features a sky walk, providing a birds-eye view of the festival’s website at www.bicof.com or www.tour2korea.com.Bartholomew at the Camp Kim USO for the exhibits. An enjoyable dolphin show is also a highlightmore information, DSN 724-7781/7003. of park. The Seoul Zoo’s botanical garden is the second Korea Electronics Show (Oct. 12-13) largest botanical garden in Asia in terms of size. It has more KES is a global electronics exhibition attracting leading USO Overnight Tours than 1,300 species of tropical plants, subtropical plants, companies and buyers from around the world, including the U.S.,USO has two overnight tours in cactuses of all sorts, orchids, and much more. The majority Europe, Japan, Korea and China. Since its inception in 1969, KESSeptember. Mt. Sorak, Sept. 1-3 and of plants on display are from the Korean countryside. With has become one of the largest IT and electronics shows in Korea,Jeju-do, Sept. 2-4. Pick up the flyer at all it has to offer, the Seoul Zoo can make for an entertaining in terms of size and number of participants. Although the showthe Camp Kim USO for more details or and affordable day trip. For more information, visitcall DSN: 724-7781/7003. opens on Oct. 9, it is only open to the public from Oct. 12-13, 10 www.tour2korea.com. a.m. to 5 p.m. The show is conducted at the Korea International AAFES Online Shopping Exhibition Center in Seoul. To learn more about the show orThe addition of five new suppliers to From Instant to Eternity ‘Monet’ Exhibit register to attend online visit: http://www.kes.org/.the Army & Air Force Exchange Service From Instant to Eternity Monet Exhibition is a retrospectiveExchange Online Mall means even more exhibition of the 19th century impressionism artist Claude Seoul Air Show (Oct. 20-21)savings and selection for military Monet’s masterpieces. Running through 26 Sept., the Located at the Seoul Airport, the Seoul Air Show stands as oneshoppers. ShoeBuy, BagsBuy, Ritz exhibition will display collections gathered from France’s of the most popular aerospace and defense exhibitions in theCamera, BellaBlu Maternity and Marmottan Museum, Orsay Museum, and 20 other museums, Asia-Pacific region. Thousands of visitors attend the show eachFootball Fanatics all have recently including works from private collections as well. The exhibits year for an opportunity to see a wide variety of rotary and fixedjoined more than 70 other name brand are on the 3rd Floor of Seoul Museum of Art. Hours are wing aircraft, and air weapons systems, as well as ground andsuppliers already on AAFES’ virtual Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, andconcession mall online at naval weapons. Special outdoor exhibits also include the newest holidays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays. fighter aircraft, transport planes, armored vehicles andwww.exchangeonlinemall.com Tickets booths are open until one hour before closing time. amphibious equipment. Although the show opens on the Oct. For more information, visit www.tour2korea.com. 16, it is only open to the public Oct. 20-21, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.For additional information about Entrance tickets can be purchased online or onsite. Admissionevents and activities scheduled Daejeon Science Festival (Aug. 15-19) for public visitors will range from 4,000 – 9,000 won. Visitorsthroughout the region visit the Korea’s largest science festival provides a heap of traveling by automobile should also plan on paying for parking.IMCOM-Korea Region website online educational fun for the entire family. Held in Expo Science For more information, visit the Seoul Air Show’s online atat imcom.korea.army.mil Park, the site of Daejeon Expo ‘93, the festival will feature www.seoulairshow.com/en/. many interactive exhibits to help visitors obtain a better grasp of the world of science. Daejeon is home to Daedeok Please send us your Science Town and considered to have Korea’s highest If you are hosting an off-post event in Korea, tell us about it and stories and photos concentration of research institutions. Entry is free. will will publish it in the “Sights and Sounds” section of The For more information, call (042) 866-5115 or visit Morning Calm Weekly. Submit stories by calling DSN 724-Send your story submissions and other items www.tour2korea.com. 3365 or via e-mail at morningcalmweekly@korea.army.mil. to: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil.All items are subject to editing for content and to insure they conform with DoD guidelines. Source: www.korea.net, www.seoulselection.com, www.hotelnet.com, http://english.tour2korea.com, www.visitseoul.net — No endorsement implied.
  • 4 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Aug. 17, 2007 The Morning Calm WeeklyGroup Life Insurance from Page 1appearances and briefings at significant scheduled physical losses due to externalmilitary events (i.e. Army Medical force or violence. These covered lossesHoldover Conference, AMSUS, AUSA, include amputation, burns, paralysis, brainetc.) and repeated visits to military injury or coma, loss of senses (e.g.treatment facilities such as Walter Reed blindness), or temporary losses of two ofArmy Medical Center in Washington, D.C. six activities of daily living such as eating,and Brooke Army Medical Center in San bathing, dressing, continence,Antonio, Texas. But more is needed, so transferring, and toileting. It does notArmy TSGLI is working hard to place cover post-traumatic stress disorder.“boots on the ground” at major military Myth #5: TSGLI denies the first claimtreatment facilities starting late this attempt automatically. False. Goodsummer through this fall. TSGLI documentation is the key to a quick awardcounselors will provide a full stance of of TSGLI. Loss schedule one through 43claims assistance, medical staff and covers losses that have a defined andcaseworker education, and extensive measurable loss. Loss No. 44, the activitiesSoldier records procurement on behalf of of daily living does not, and furtherthe Soldier working through the Warrior requires the medical providerTransition Units and Soldier and Family documentation to substantiate theAssistance Centers. duration (e.g. 30, 60, 90, or 120 days) of While the overall focus of the outreach two or more ADLs in which the Soldierprogram is on educating claimants and the was completely dependent (defined as 75-people who care for them, specific 100 percent care by another person).messages have been created to help By dispelling these five myths, TSGLIdispel five myths that have grown up will be better positioned to help thearound the program: Soldiers who are truly eligible for this Myth #1: TSGLI is just for combat benefit, and do so in an even more timelyinjuries. False. Any qualifying injury manner.incurred after Dec. 1, 2005, is eligible for “As claimants become better educatedTSGLI coverage — regardless of whether about TSGLI, it can’t help but speed upit was in combat or not. The only our processes, which allows us to betterexception is the retroactive program, accomplish our objective of helping heroeswhich covers Soldiers injured beginning in times of need,” according to Col.Oct. 7, 2001, through Nov. 30, 2005, but Sackett.only if they were injured in a Combat Zone Col. Sackett and the outreach team relyTax Exclusion area supporting Operation heavily on the website and web-basedEnduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi outreach e-tools to help in dispelling theseFreedom. myths and more. Myth #2: A healthcare provider’s “With a majority of the key informationstatement is all that is needed to verify a online, Soldiers or Family members tryingTSGLI claim. False. While TSGLI claims to access the TSGLI programs benefits willwon’t be approved without a certification better understand the eligibility and claimsfrom a healthcare provider, additional process. In addition, people who care fordocumentation must be provided to Soldiers, such as Family members,substantiate the certification. The counselors and healthcare providers, willdocumentation may include medical have information tailored specifically toreports and tests that establish the type their particular roles in the process,” heof injury and the time that the Soldier was said.incapacitated as a result. Specific The TSGLI website has an array ofinformation is available on the TSGLI features including user-friendly graphics,website. detailed program information, outreach Myth #3: TSGLI replaces a traumatically materials, program statistics that detailinjured Soldier’s income. False. TSGLI claims and dollars paid to date; and anprovides one-time, tax-free payment that online discussion forum, where users cancan help a Soldier and Family member get log in, post questions or comments andthrough short-term difficulties related to interact with others to share best practiceshis or her injury and has no affect on and answer common questions.regular pay. For more information about TSGLI, Myth #4: TSGLI is an entitlement to contact the U.S. Army TSGLI serviceSoldiers incurring any traumatic injuries. center toll free at 1-800-237-1336 orFalse. TSGLI provides an insurance TSGLI@conus.army.mil. Information alsobenefit for one or more of a total of 44 is available at www.tsgli.army.mil.Immigration from Page 1 • Notifying USCIS of a new address or may access the help line using the toll-duty station; free number, through their base telephone • Checking the status of an application operator or using the Defense Switchedor petition; Network. • Bringing a spouse, fiancé or adopted After-hours callers will receive an e-mailchild to the U.S.; address that they can use to contact • Obtaining posthumous citizenship for USCIS for assistance.a deceased member of theServices; USCIS has also developed a webpage, • Submitting an application for expedited www.uscis.gov/military, that containsprocessing. information and links to services Servicemembers and their Families specifically for the military and theirstationed in the United States or overseas Families. Download the latest copy of The Morning Calm Weekly online http://imcom.korea.army.mil
  • Aug 17, 2007 Page 5 JIM CUNNINGHAM Firefighters put out a simulated vehicle fire near the USAG-RC museum Aug. 7. The simulated vehicle fire was caused by a simulated explosion toexercise antiterrorism and force protection at USAG-RC.Red Cloud, Stanley exercise force protectionBy Jim Cunningham night,” Cook said. “During this time we 168th Medical Command. “We find “Once we get information from theUSAG-RC Public Affairs simulated increased protection levels. one of the Soldiers has traveled abroad; tests run on the sick Soldiers; if they USAG RED CLOUD/CAMP We do have to contend sometimes with and he and his roommate are sick with are seriously ill, or whether we canSTANLEY—Although USAG-RC the barrier plan we have set up to flu symptoms and are getting worse.” treat them here, or we need to getand Camp Stanley exercised force protect facilities and to stop the wrong Knowing the potential for the illness special medical teams to come onprotection within 24 hours of each people from coming through our being serious and infecting others in board, those orders will determineother, the antiterrorism/force gates.” the barracks, they cordon off the what happens next,” Morris said. “Ifprotection exercises were completely Part of the exercise deals with barracks and go to the scene with a at some point things get worse anddifferent. simulated explosions. medical team. quarantine is necessary, then we will “The purpose of the AT/FP exercise “Although we didn’t have any “After we get to the scene we start go to force protection Delta. Thaton USAG-RC was to test the simulated secondary explosions, part screening Soldiers based on the would lock down the post.”installations ability to handle or recover of our procedure is to check for information we have received,” Morris At force protection Charlie, thefrom a vehicle borne improvised secondary explosive devices,” Cook said. “After we screen everyone on situation is not as serious, so theexplosive device,” said John Cook, fire said. the scene, we determine what else Military Police will be asking questionschief for USAG-RC. “We tested how A completely different type of needs to be in place.” of those who come and go.we respond to the situation and force protection exercise was played The medical team may have to begin “In this simulated pandemic fluminimize injuries, make sure we out Aug. 8 at Camp Stanley. One that a myriad of measures to protect the exercise the action isolates my entireaccounted for everyone, and get the may be very valuable in the future camp from pandemic flu. They may company,” said Capt. Siegfried Ramil,injured to treatment, in addition to should it occur. have to put in place isolation commander of the 304th Signalmaking sure we contain the damage “Today’s force protection exercise precautions. Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade. “Theywhere it started.” was pandemic flu,” said Paul Garcia, “We know in today’s exercise we have simulated symptoms so now the The scenario begins with a van AT/FP specialist USAG-RC. have two sick Soldiers,” Morris said. mission is stopped for my companyparked outside the USAG-RC “Exercise in pandemic flu plan is much “So we will isolate them in the building. until they get screened. Until everyonemuseum. When the simulated different than a normal force protection We screen the rest of the company and is screened they are kept in the buildingexplosion occurs, six people are injured operation.” Normal force protection decide where they need to go in the to prevent the simulated disease fromon the scene. First responders are operations require you build up and building as well as be isolated. spreading.”USAG-RC firefighters and Special posture yourself for an actual Because these Soldiers occupy the The results will have to wait untilTroops Battalion Combat Life Savers. cataclysmic event from a terrorist same space, we will isolate the whole all the actions have been analyzed.The STB-CLS transported the victims operation. company until we get everyone “How well we do in an exercise liketo the casualty collection point. Also, The exercise scenario for Camp screened.” this can only be determined once youthe firefighters treated the victims to Stanley started with a telephone call After notifying the local IOC have actually put all the piecesfirst aid before evacuation. All of this from the 304th Signal Battalion, 1st command, they will in turn notify the together; held an after action review,action played out within 30 to 45 Signal Brigade in building S-2340. Public Affairs Office of the situation and an actual review of the sequenceminutes. “We get a call saying ‘you need to so the right information will get out to of events to determine how everything “If an emergency happens, we have come take a look at one of my the public to stem any mass panic that was completed and what shortcomingsto be ready to go at anytime, day or Soldiers’,” said Capt. Norman Morris, may be brewing. were revealed,” Garcia said.
  • Aug. 17, 20076 http://imcom.korea.army.mil USAG-RC The Morning Calm Weekly Employment Opportunities for Family Members There are 29 FRSA Korea positions announced on Civilian Personnel On Line. Please visit the web site for additional information: http://acpol.army.mil EEO/POSH Training Scheduled EEO/POSH refresher training is a yearly mandatory training for US Federal Civilian employees. The refresher training classes are scheduled for today and Aug. 24. Supervisory class is from 9-11 a.m., non-supervisory is from 1-3 p.m. Classes are held in the Camp Casey Army Community Services Center today and in the USAG-RC CAC Aug. 24. Area I Chief Nurse and Patient Representative The 168th Medical Battalion has a new Area I Chief Nurse and Patient Representative. Patients are encouraged to call: 010-6333-0234 for more information. Visit the TMC for information cards. Safety Officers Training Additional Duty Safety Officers Training will be held Oct. 17 through JIM CUNNINGHAM Oct. 19. For more information call Col. Brian McKiernan pins the ARCOM and AAM on six Soldiers of 210th Fires Brigade HHC during the awards 732-7298. ceremony held in USAG-Casey Carey Fitness Center Aug.10. Second Taxi Service on USAG-RC and Camp Stanley A second taxi service is in operation Fires Brigade Soldiers awarded ARCOM and AAM on USAG-RC and Camp Stanley. This company is to help supplement the AAFES Airiang Taxi during peak times as requested by Soldiers By Jim Cunningham signify great achievement. started in October last year.” in Area I. For more information USAG-RC Public Affairs “The brigade commander Even though almost everyone in the call: 732-6263/6307. presented two ARCOMs and four supply room at HHB had rotated out USAG-CASEY—Soldiers of the AAMs in recognition for the Fires of Korea, 210th Fires Brigade Dept. of the Army 210th Fires Brigade were awarded Brigade HHB winning the 8th Army continued toward victory. Required Training two Army Commendation Medals and Supply Excellence Award,” said Capt. “Fires Brigade has garnered so Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder many awards, from sports to this very four Army Achievement Medals during Joe Buccino, commander of the 210th training and Mild Traumatic Brain prestigious Supply Excellence award a ceremony held Aug. 10 in USAG- Fires Brigade Headquarters, Injury training will be held in the Casey’s Carey Fitness Center. Headquarters Company. “We that they are hard to count,” Buccino Camp Red Cloud Theater Aug. 30 and Sept. 6. All United States “This is a very important day,” said competed in the Supply Excellence said. “The awards are too numerous Civilians and U.S. Military are Col. Brian McKiernan, commander of Competition, which is peninsula wide. to tell.” required to attend training on either 210th Fires Brigade HHB. “This is a We began at the brigade level, then in “By winning this competition, we date. For more information call: day everyone should be proud to the 2nd Infantry Division level. A total have become the first unit in 8th Army 732-9103. witness. We are given the chance to of five units were selected across the history to win the Maintenance and recognize and honor Soldiers for peninsula to compete in the 8th Army Supply Excellence Awards in the same Mitchell’s excellence by presenting them with an level.” fiscal year,” Buccino said. Dates to Remember ARCOM and AAM.” In the final round of competition, Mitchell’s Club will be closed for The U.S. Army awards an ARCOM there are two days of inspection kitchen maintenance Aug. 20 all to Soldiers for heroism, meritorious conducted by a team from USAG- day. Mitchell’s Customer achievement or meritorious service. A Yongsan. Appreciation Night will be Aug. 24 bronze “V” device is worn to denote “Our inspection was three weeks at 5 p.m. valor, heroism in combat. Second and ago,” Buccino said. “We found out subsequent awards are denoted by Fires Brigade won the award Aug 3.” USAG-RC and Area I website Log onto the USAG-RC - Area I bronze oak leaf clusters. A silver oak The competition does not end on the website for more News and Notes, leaf cluster is worn in lieu of five bronze Korean peninsula. There will be four weather, 8th Army site links, MWR clusters. units Army wide that will go on to events information and information The AAM is awarded to Soldiers compete in the top Army-wide Supply regarding all events and all subjects by the U.S. Army that are not a Excellence competition. regarding Warrior life in Korea: general officer, and who distinguish “The final inspection will be in imcom.korea.army.mil/area1/sites/ themselves by meritorious February and the results will be The six awardees stand at ease while Col. Brian local achievement in a noncombat area on revealed April 2008,” Buccino said. McKiernan explains thier award winning deeds or after Aug. 1, 1981. Both medals “This has been a long process; we during the Awards Ceremony Aug. 10.
  • The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-RC 7 Aug. 17, 2007 http://imcom.korea.army.mil USAG-RC Summer hires gain work experience By Jim Cunningham clerical work, typing, entering USAG-RC Public Affairs unclassified data in computers, or USAG-RED CLOUD — Six helping around the office when there summer hires are working in different are jobs to be done that are constructive directorates throughout Area 1. They and things they can learn.” are family members of Soldiers and Summer hires worked for the Department of the Army Civilians. Directorate of Public Works, “We hire summer hires because, for Directorate of Logistics, Ration one thing, it will help the organization,” Control and the Alcohol and Drug said Lawrence Keys, deputy director Control Office at USAG-RC and of Civilian Personnel Advisory Center, USAG-Casey. USAG-RC. “Also, it will help family “I am a general helper here. I members, getting out of school for the basically help around the office, and summer, to get experience in a work work as a receptionist at the front desk environment where they can learn a where I assist the Soldiers who come different trade, or just help them earn in looking for services,” said Tiffany extra money for college.” Jackson, summer hire and front desk The summer hire program is for the receptionist for Alcohol and Drug students of families in the Army Control Office at USAG-Casey. community. Being a summer hire sometimes “All the organizations in the Army means a person must be a jack-of-all- have a program where we can go and trades. request summer hires for those “I do a little bit of everything, directorates interested in getting some especially filing and being a front desk extra support during the summer,” receptionist most days,” Jackson said. Keys said. “If funding is available they “I help everyone here by going to the submit their request for personnel shared programs on the computer and action. At that time we advertise the updating things.” announcement for the positions.” The length of the jobs available for Summer hires are not hired to fill the summer depends on how many jobs of menial tasks. sessions the area is allowed. JIM CUNNINGHAM “These students are not hired to “We only have one session,” KeysTiffany Latoya Jackson gains work experience as a front desk receptionist shred paper,” Keys said. “We give them said. “Their jobs started June 25 andfor the Alcohol and Drug Control Office at USAG-Casey. jobs where they can be trained in will end in August. Area I holds 30-k bike race By Jim Cunningham USAG-RC Public Affairs USAG-CASEY—Area I holds semiannual and annual bicycle races every year, but none of them measure as large as the annual 30-kilometer bike race held Aug.4. “This race is basically three loops between Hanson Field House, Hovey, Gate 2 on USAG- Casey and back,” said Henri LeBorgne, Area I sports director. “They will go by Gate 2 twice and finish another loop by Hovey.” There are people at every major intersection to maintain the safety for the event as well as direct the bicyclist on his route. “This is the only 30 kilometer bike race held on its own here in Area I,” LeBorgne said. “We also have 30 kilometer bike races as part of our triathlon.” Although the weather did not cooperate with Area I sports, six dauntless cyclists entered the race. The bike race record in Area I is a time of a little more than an hour, but the weather prevented anyone breaking the record this day. “I suspect the best times to be more than the standing record,” LeBorgne said. “We could still see some quick times.” Quick times did indeed show as Warrant Officer Nicolas Jones crossed the finish line in 1:02. “Considering the conditions today, I think I did very well,” Jones said. “Road conditions were pretty bad at the beginning, but I was able to push through the challenges because I rode a mountain bike.” Jones led the race after the first 5 kilometers and held the lead Henri LeBorgne, MWR sports director, fires the starting pistol for the USAG- to finish in close to record time. Casey 30 kilometer bicycle race Aug. 4 at the Hanson Field House. — See page 16 for additional photos —
  • Aug. 17, 2007 Page 9Yongsan youth prepare for new school yearSchool is set to begin with facility,curriculum improvementsBy David McNallyUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Schools bells willbe ringing soon at Yongsan’s three secondaryeducation facilities. Department of Defense Dependent Schoolslocated on Yongsan Garrison South Post are set toopen for the 2007-2008 school year. U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col.Dave Hall met with all three principals and theDODDS-Korea superintendent Monday. “It is refreshing to see the proactive relationshipbetween DODDS and the garrison,” Hall said. “Wehad a very productive meeting.” Hall plans to meet with Yongsan students duringthe next three months to explain communitystandards. “I want to speak directly with the students tocommunicate our expectations and also to explainour responsibilities to them,” he said. “Our mainconcern is for their safety and well-being.” Command-sponsored families are still arriving andgoing through the school registration process, schoolofficials said. Noncommand-sponsored children areaccommodated on a space available basis.Seoul American High School For all freshman and new SAHS students theschool year begins Aug. 27. There will be awelcoming assembly in the SAHS auditorium thatwill include distribution of schedules. Dismissal willbe at 2:45 p.m. For all returning SAHS studentsschool begins Aug. 28. Returning students will pickup their schedules before school and report to theirB1 first period class. Buses will operate regular hourson both days. To get parents in the comfort zone, SAHS isoffering a special session for them to tour the schooland learn more about school programs 3-4 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 21. For information, call 738-8140.There will also be an open house 4-6 p.m. Sept. 6for parents, students and teachers. This year, SAHS will have a new intercom systemand improved air conditioning for the main buildingand the media center. “Students will appreciate that,” said SAHS FILE PHOTO BY DAVID MCNALLYPrincipal Robert Sennett. “We are also adding to Yongsan students will head to school Aug. 27-28.our curriculum with a level two Mandarin Chinesecourse and a video production course.” “We added Mandarin Chinese this year,” she said. and preparation for college. There are currently about 500 registered students, “We also offer French, Spanish, German and “It is a very good program that helps studentbut Sennett projects nearly 670 by the time school Korean.” become organized,” Mounts said.starts. Mounts said the school began a successful SAMS Principal Darrell Mood said students will “We’re the largest DODDS high school in graphics arts program last year that will continue. notice some improvements.Korea,” he said. The school will offer an Advancement Via “A bell and intercom system was added to every For details about SAHS, visit the school online at Individual Determination program to 6th graders for classroom improving communication,” he wrote onhttp://www.seoul-hs.pac.dodea.edu. the first time this year, Mounts said. the school Web site. “Four additional security The AVID program is designed to help cameras were added to the campus.”Seoul American Middle School underachieving middle and high school students Mood said they also installed a public address Seoul American Middle School Assistant Principal prepare for and succeed in colleges and universities, system to the cafeteria and two protective canopiesSamia Mounts said their curriculum has expanded according to the DODDS Pacific Web site. Students on the plaza by the Parent-Teacher Organization.to include five languages. in the program commit themselves to improvement See School Page 12 School,
  • 10 Aug. 17, 2007 http://yongsan.korea.army.mil USAG-Y The Morning Calm Weekly Power OutagesThere will be a weekend South Postscheduled power outage Sept. 29-30from 9 a.m - 5 p.m. both days. MainPost will have a power outage 9 a.m.-5p.m. Oct. 13. The work is required forcritial infrastructure maintenance. Theinclement weather plan calls foralternate power outages Oct. 20-21. Seoul American High School School begins 7:55 a.m. Monday,Aug. 27 for all freshman and newstudents. There will be a welcomeassembly in the SAHS auditorium withdistribution of schedules. Dismissalwill be 2:45 p.m. Buses will operateregular hours. The new school year begins for allreturning SAHS students Tuesday,Aug. 28. Students will pick up theirschedules before school and report totheir B1 first period class. Dismissal willbe 2:45 p.m. Buses will operate regularhours. Information and program offerings at DAVID MCNALLYSeoul American High School will be K-16 Air Base Public Works Chief Larry Lyons (right) briefs IMCOM-Korea Deputy Director Mike Joyner (left) and USAG-Yongsan Commanderprovided to parents 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Col. Dave Hall (far left) on the K-16 unaccompanied personnel housing project to provide quality housing to officers and senior enlisted Soldiers.Aug. 21. There will be a Seoul American HighSchool Open House 4-6 p.m. Sept. 6for parents, teachers and students. IMCOM-K deputy director visitsFor information, call 738-8140. By David McNally greens for a business suit. In his new Hall detailed how Yongsan Garrison USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs senior executive service job, he Public Works employees keep the Seoul American Elementary School YONGSAN GARRISON — A oversees installation management for installation running. For example, heThere will be a “meet and greet” senior Installation Management 41 Army camps and stations in the said, the scheduled Sept. 29-30 Southparents, students and teachers 1:30- Command-Korea leader made an Republic of Korea. Post power outage, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each2:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the school gym. official visit to U.S. Army Garrison- During his daylong visit, Joyner day, will help alleviate some powerFor information, call 736-4613. Yongsan Aug. 8 just four weeks after listened to briefings by the USAG- problems, but it is not a permanent fix. arriving in Korea. However, IMCOM- Yongsan senior staff and then toured “Our employees work extremely American Red Cross Korea Deputy Director Mike Joyner Hannam Village, K-16 Air Base, hard to ensure a high quality of life for Seeks Applicants is no stranger to the unit. Joyner Sungnam Golf Course and the the Yongsan community,” Hall said.The American Red Cross is seeking commanded Area IV when he was an Yongsan Soldier Support Center. “I was very impressed with notmotivated individuals to provideemergency communications and Army colonel. USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. only the size of Yongsan, but all of thecasework services to members of the Before becoming an Army civilian Dave Hall told Joyner how the garrison services that are provided for SoldiersArmed Forces and their families. The leader, Joyner served 30 years as both is dealing with an aging infrastructure and their families,” Joyner said. “I thinkapplicant must be an American citizen; an enlisted Soldier and a Regular Army and competing funding demands. Yongsan is an assignment of choice.”at least 18 years of age; a high school Officer with assignments in Thailand, “Our infrastructure is the biggest As the principal senior advisor tograduate; have base access; and Europe, Korea and the United States. challenge we face,” Hall told the IMCOM-Korea Region Director Brig.possess basic computer skills. For After retiring, Joyner traded his Army deputy. “These are serious issues.”information, call 738-3670. See Deputy Page 12 Deputy, Garrison HotlineCommunicate directly with the Garrison Firefighters battle dumpster blazeCommander with your suggestions,comments and valuable feedback at thenew USAG-Yongsan Hotline by USAG-Yongsan Public Affairssending an e-mail tousagyongsanhotline@korea.army.mil. YONGSAN GARRISON — AnCommunity members can also leave early Monday morning blaze in avoicemail at 738-3484. dumpster near the Moyer Community Activity Center brought firefighters Garrison Calendar rushing to the scene in just minutes.Connect to the Garrison Calendar from “Crews extinguished the fire usingthe USFK Global by opening Calendar,select “Open a Shared Calendar,” type about 50 gallons of water through ayongsan, click OK, select Yongsan single line,” said USAG-Yongsan Fireagain and click OK. For information, Chief Alex Temporado. “The mostcall 738-7354. probable cause was smoking materials being discarded into the dumpster.” Garrison Website Fire officials said throwingFor more news and information, the cigerettes into the dumpsters is an all COURTESY PHOTOweather forecast, heat index too common cause of Yongsan fires. A firefighter puts down a dumpster blaze Monday near Moyer Community Activity Center.information and even a community “These fires can be dangerous,” receive third degree burns from there was some scorching inside thetelephone book, visit the U.S. ArmyGarrison-Yongsan Web site at http:// said Assistant Fire Chief Brad smoldering trash that exploded.” dumpster.yongsan.korea.army.mil. Bowling. “A couple of years ago we Bowling said there was no The emergency was terminated had a contractor emptying a dumpster damage to government property, but and all crews returned to quarters.
  • USAG-YThe Morning Calm Weekly 11 Aug. 17, 2007 http://yongsan.korea.army.milKATUSA Soldiers help Seoul senior citizensBy Pfc. Im Jin-minUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs SEOUL — Korean Augmentation to the U.S.Army Soldiers from units all over Yongsan Garrisonunits spent a few hours Aug. 10 improving the livesof some Seoul senior citizens. The community works mission was the final dutyfor these KATUSA Soldiers as they finished theirmilitary service. The Soldiers were released frommilitary service Wednesday. The group traveled to the Seoul Dongbu SeniorCare Center to help feed and bathe a group of elders. “This center runs 24 hours a day to shelter morethan 300 retirees nationwide.” said Dongbu SeniorCare Center Manager Kim Hyun-jung. “We coulddefinitely use more volunteer support.” Kim gathered the volunteers for a brief trainingsession on feeding and bathing the elders. “Get ready to open your hearts to these people,”she said. “They’ve been waiting for you.” The volunteers split into groups of six to servethe retirees on each of the installation floors. Eachgroup assisted in bathing two to four elders. “It is traditionally a sign of intimacy betweenfriends of the same sex to go to bathe together in PFC. IM JIN-MINKorea,” Kim said. “I hope this event means an Korean Augmentee to the U.S. Army Sgt. Kim Yo-han serves lunch to the Lee Ook-in during a community service visit Aug. 10.interaction of intimacy rather than a simple act ofservice.” the Soldiers waved them good-bye with words of changed dramatically from “anxiousness to Some Soldiers helped with the facilities encouragement. happiness.”maintenance work. Others entertained the retirees “We are thankful so many came to help today,” “It is not every day we are given an opportunitywith their singing skills. said nurse Lee Hye-ja. “The young men were as to serve the community together,” said Sgt. Kong At noon, the volunteers led the elders to the tables strong and efficient as they were willing and patient.” Min-suk. “I enjoyed helping out, and I’m sure thefor a lunch that required delicacy. Before leaving, Kim said that the Soldiers’ facial expressions had seniors enjoyed our company as well.”
  • 12 Aug.17, 2007 http://yongsan.korea.army.mil USAG-Y The Morning Calm Weekly Safety first! A recent accident left a in areas of limited visability. Soldier with two broken It may seem there isn’t too much ribs and severe bruising. to ground guiding a vehicle. But it isAfter a four-day stay at the hospital, dangerous work if you don’t knowhe is still recovering from the injury. what you’re doing. To help ensure This was a preventable accident. you’re not injured in a preventable I want to reiterate the need for accident, check out Army Regulationground guides. When objects or people 385-55, Prevention of Motor Vehicleget into the path of a moving vehicle, Accidents.the moving vehicle usually wins. Always use ground guides whenGround guiding a vehicle is a simple backing and in conjested areas.task. Ground guides should never walk Ground guides are the driver’s backward and never get between two“eyes” when manuevering a vehicle vehicles. Safety first!School from Page 9 “My biggest challenge is to improve Kacmarski. “We have different levels,on curriculum and assessment,” ‘A’ to ‘E’ so that if this or that happensMounts said. “I want to be able to get then the student will know theout into the classrooms more often and consequences.”spend more time with the students and For example, a first offense of roughteachers.” playing or behavior on the playground The middle school is welcoming would result in counseling with anseven new teachers to its staff of 45. administrator. The second offense Mounts said the school has about would result in one hour detention and520 students registered for classes so on.already. Kacmarski said this matrix would For details about SAMS, visit the help in a large school environment.school online at http://www.seoul- “I believe in a strong partnershipms.pac.dodea.edu. between parents, staff and community,” she said. “We can’t do itSeoul American Elementary School by ourselves. We have to do it With around 900 students already together.”registered and more expected, SAES Kacmarski said they are welcomingis the largest DODDS school in Korea 18 new teachers to their staff of 50.and the second largest in DODDS The school will offer a “meet andworldwide. greet” for parents, teacher and “We are excited about the beginning students 1:30-2:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at theof the year,” said SAES Principal SAES Gymnasium. For information,Donna Kacmarski. “We’re ready for call 736-4613.the partnership with parents.” School begins Aug. 27 for 1st This year the school plans to through 5th graders and Sept. 4 forimplement a new discipline plan. kindergartners. “We had a parent-teacher For details about SAES, visit thecommittee last year and developed a school online at http://www.seoul-matrix,” said SAES Principal Donna es.pac.dodea.edu.Deputy from Page 10Gen. Al Aycock, Joyner is taking a community members.close look at each installation, “Enjoy your time here in Korea, getmanagement practices and policies. off the post, visit the community, get “On a visit like this, I look at to know the Korean people and youquality of life, families and what we will love Korea,” he said.are doing in Morale, Welfare and He said he is excited to serve inRecreation,” he said. Korea again. Joyner said he looks at financial “We loved it when we were heredata and spending practices as well. before,” Joyner said. “It’s a greatHe said he has a message for opportunity for me and my family.”
  • The Morning Calm Weekly Aug. 17, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil 13Yongsan legal gives USFIT Program to eliminate shortfallsoverview concerning By Army News Service NATICK, Mass. - Sizing shortfalls in clothing and equipment distributed at central issue facilitiesaffirmative claims are soon to be a thing of the past with the new Uniform System for Improved Tariffs program. The closest to a correct fit Soldiers can hope forBy Capt. Luke S. Rose at a military treatment facility for injuries caused by usually involves a guessing game of small, medium,Chief, Military Claims a non-military and DoD third party’s negligent acts. large or extra-large and the number of sizes The next time you hear someone use the phrase, Commanders should promptly report these available, which is currently determined by outdated“that’s affirmative,” don’t just assume they are potential affirmative claims to the military claims predictions.saying “yes” in the military manner. division. The USFIT program uses 3-D, whole-body Instead, they may be referring to an Why is it a good idea to help? scanners to record the shape of Soldiers’ bodies.affirmative claim. The money collected by the affirmative claims The data is archived in the Integrated Database An affirmative claim arises when non- department comes right back to the U.S. for Engineering Anthropometry of Soldiers tomilitary and DoD third party civilians military. provide a better overall description of the usernegligently damage DoD property or injure its While most cases result in the money population.personnel. being diverted into the U.S. Treasury, “Previously there was a large opportunity for a The military claims division here at in some cases the money can be sizing error,” said Joseph Cooper, a USFIT projectUSAG Yongsan pursues these claims paid directly to the unit suffering officer.against individuals and their insurance the damage to property, thereby “Using the scanner will give us data to providecompanies to recover the costs replenishing those limited unit funds. the best fit.”associated with the negligent acts In the case of MTFs, the funds The IDEAS database will also assist developerssuch as repair or replacement recovered for their treatment are returned in the design of current and next-generation clothingcosts to property, medical bills and directly to them once recovered. and equipment, including future combat systems.lost wages. All reports and information The information may eventually be loaded onto What you can do to help? concerning potential affirmative common access cards so Soldiers and supply Commanders should be aware of the claims should be sent to the sergeants can simply scan the card when orderingtypes of events within their command Military Claims Division, USAG- uniforms and equipment from around the world.that may give rise to affirmative claims. Yongsan, ATTN: “The average age of an OIF Reservist is The two most common types of affirmative claims Affirmative Claims, PSC 303, Box 3, APO AP approximately 33, while the age of an incomingthat occur in this area are damage to a government 96205. active-duty Soldier is between 18 and 23 years old,”vehicle by a non-military and DoD third party, and If you have questions call DSN 738-8111 or stop Cooper explained. “Sizing for uniforms will varymedical treatment provided to a Soldier or dependent by at the Yongsan ACS Building (Bldg. 4106). greatly between the two.”
  • 14 Aug. 17, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil The Morning Calm Weekly August 17-23 Knocked Up Spider-Man 3 Fantastic Four 2 The Bourne Ultimatum 28 Weeks Later Fantastic Four 2 Knocked Up (R) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (PG) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. The Simpsons Movie The Simpsons Movie The Simpsons Movie Knocked Up No Show No Show No Show (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. The Bourne Ultimatum The Bourne Ultimatum The Bourne Ultimatum Bug Bug Evan Almighty Evan Almighty (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (PG) 9 p.m. (PG) 9 p.m. Oceans Thirteen The Bourne Ultimatum Knocked Up Fantastic Four 2 The Bourne Ultimatum Knocked Up Fantastic Four 2 (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. Rush Hour 3 Rush Hour 3 Oceans Thirteen No Show No Show No Show Fantastic Four 2 (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. Knocked Up — Allison Scott is an Fantastic Four: Rise Of The The Bourne Ultimatum — All he Evan Almighty — Newly elected Rush Hour 3 — While in Paris, Lee up-and-coming entertainment Silver Surfer — The enigmatic, wanted was to disappear. Instead, to Congress, the polished, preening and Carter inadvertently get mixed up journalist whose 24-year-old life is intergalactic herald, the Silver Surfer, Jason Bourne is now hunted by the newscaster, Evan Baxter, is the next with the Chinese Triad crew. LAPD on the fast track. But it gets seriously comes to Earth to prepare it for people who made him what he is. one anointed by God to accomplish detective James Carter and Chinese derailed when a drunken one-nighter destruction. As he races around the Having lost his memory and the one a holy mission--walking in the Chief Inspector Lee travel to Paris to with slacker Ben Stone results in an globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, person he loved, he is undeterred by footsteps of Bruce Almighty. Evan battle a wing of the Chinese organized unwanted pregnancy. Faced with the Johnny and Ben must unravel the the barrage of bullets and a new leaves Buffalo behind and crime family, the Triads. Rated PG-13 prospect of going it alone or getting mystery of the Silver Surfer and generation of highly-trained killers. shepherds his family to suburban (action violence, sexual content,.to know the babys father, Allison confront the surprising return of their Bourne has only one objective: to go northern Virginia. Once there, his life nudity, language) 97 minutes decides to give the lovable doof a mortal enemy, Dr. Doom, before all back to the beginning and find out who gets turned upside-down when God chance. Rated R ( sexual content, hope is lost.Rated PG (action violence, he was. Now, in the new chapter of appears and mysteriously commands drug use, language) 129 minutes language, innuendo) 119 minutes this espionage series, Bourne will hunt him to build an ark. But his befuddled down his past in order to find a future. family just cant decide whether Evan He must travel from Moscow, Paris, is having an extraordinary mid-life Madrid and London to Tangier and New crisis or is truly onto something of York City as he continues his quest to Biblical proportions. Rated PG (rude find the real Jason Bourne--all the humor, peril) 90 minutes while trying to outmaneuver the scores of cops, federal officers and Interpol agents with him in their crosshairs.Rated PG-13 (action violence) 115 minutes Harry Potter 5 No Show Gracie Pirates Of The Caribbean 3 No Show No Show No Show (PG13) 6:45 p.m. (PG13) 6:45 p.m. (PG13) 6:45 p.m. Harry Potter 5 Fantastic Four 2 Rush Hour 3 Rush Hour 3 Rush Hour 3 Rush Hour 3 Knocked Up (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Knocked Up Mr. Brooks Knocked Up Knocked Up Bug No Show Rush Hour 3 (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 8 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Knocked Up 28 Weeks Later Fantastic Four 2 Gracie No Show Rush Hour 3 Knocked Up (R) 8 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Rush Hour 3 Rush Hour 3 Rush Hour 3 Knocke Up Knocke Up Fantastic Four 2 Fantastic Four 2 (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. Rush Hour 3 Rush Hour 3 Epic Movie Epic Movie Oceans Thirteen Oceans Thirteen Oceans Thirteen (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG13) 6:30p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. Nancy Drew Charlottes Web Charlottes Web Shrek The Third Shrek The Third Shrek The Third The Santa Clause 3 (PG) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (G) 6 p.m.
  • The Morning Calm Weekly Aug. 17, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil 15 USAG-Daegu What to do when God says ‘no’ —Worship Services— Chaplain (Maj.-P) Raymond A. Robinson Jr. before all the house of my father to be king over 2d Combat Aviation Brigade, Brigade Chaplain Israel forever...” (verses 4-5). David didn’t lose Max Lucado in his book, “Facing Your Giants,” sight of who he was in God and what God had asks the powerful question, “What do you do with decreed for his life.Protestant the ‘But God’ moments in your life? When God Finally, he maintained a kingdom perspectiveCollective Sunday 10 a.m. Camp Carroll interrupts your good plans, how do you respond? realizing that the most important thing was not the 10:30 a.m. Camp Henry All of us have had those moments in our life builder, but the building. David took consolation in 12:45 p.m. Camp Walker when things did not go as we had thought, hoped, the fact that God would use His son Solomon to 1 p.m. Camp Carroll or planned. The Bible records in 1 Chronicles 28 complete the work (1 Chronicles 28:6). Friday 7 p.m. Camp Walker such a moment in the life of King David that God didn’t leave David hanging. With HisChurch of Christ Sunday 5 p.m. Camp Walker offers some insight into what to do when God says “No” came also a “Howbeit,” and when David “No.” It was in David’s heart to build a great got a hold of the “Howbeit” of God, he was ableKorean Tuesday 7 p.m. Camp Carroll house to the LORD his God. In fact, David went to rebound from this disappointment. Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Camp Walker as far as to assemble all the necessary materials In addition, perhaps at this reading you are to build it, but God revealed to him that it was not fellowshipping with a “But God” moment in yourPraise & Worshp.Sunday 6:30 p.m. Camp Walker his task to do because he was a man of war and life. A relationship didn’t go as you planned. A had shed much blood (verses 2-3). loved one’s health took an unexpected detour. ACatholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Camp Walker What is going on here – the desire of a man hoped for advancement did not materialize, and 11:45 a.m. Camp Carroll met up with the purpose of God, and they were you are standing amidst the rubble of dashed Saturday 5 p.m. Camp Walker contrary the one to the other. To say that David hopes and dreams. simply wanted to build God a house is an Accept the apparent will of God for your life; understatement; it was the longing of his heart to don’t lose sight of what God has already decreed do so. However, God said, “No”. and brought to pass in your life; maintain your USAG-Daegu Chaplains How did David handle God’s “No?” David did kingdom perspective pertaining to the events that three things. First of all, he accepted God’s will happen to you knowing that God uses all things to Chaplain (MAJ) Edward Martin: concerning his role in the building of God’s House. work out His purpose in your life. Edward.martin7@korea.army.mil, 768-5455 David didn’t try and force things. He confessed, God said in Proverbs 16:9, “A man’s heart Chaplain (CPT) Byong Min: not simply to himself, but before others, that deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his Justin.k.min@korea.army.mil, 765-8991 building the Temple was not God’s will for his life. steps.” Settle it in your heart to walk in the steps Secondly, he didn’t lose sight of the purpose that God has ordained for your life knowing thatFor additional information, contact the Area IV Chaplain’s Office and blessing of God in and upon his life. David your great God has got your back and still hasat 764-5455. said, “Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me great plans for your life!
  • 16 Aug. 17, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil Feature The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-Casey 30k bicycle race from page 7 JIM CUNNINGHAMAfter Henri LeBorgne, MWR sports director, fired the starting pistol for the USAG-Casey 30 kilometer bicycle race Aug. 4 at USAG-Casey’s HansonField House, six dauntless cyclists sprint to begin the race. Rain and mud didn’t slow the times.Quick times did indeed show as Warrant OfficerNicolas Jones crossed the finish line in 1:02. Jonesled the race after the first 5 kilometers and held thelead to finish in close to record time. Jones displayshis First Place, Men’s Division trophy. There are people at every major intersection to maintain the safety for the event as well as direct the bicyclist on his route.
  • 18 Aug. 17, 2007 http://imcom.korea.army.mil The Morning Calm Weekly —USAG-H—2007 Summer Basketball Standings Won Lost 1 HSC, 602ND ASB 9 1* 2 501ST SIG CO 8 2* 3 E CO, 3/2ND AVN 7 3* 4 E CO, 4/2ND AVN 7 3* 5 348TH QM CO 7 3* 6 607TH CBCS 6 4* 7 527TH MI BN 4 6 8 A CO, 602ND AVN 4 6 9 520TH MAINT CO 2 8 10 249TH/557TH MP 1 9 As of Aug. 14 * Play-off teams Wonju Enclave Summer Basketball Standings Won Lost GB D 1-2 AVN 3 0 --- E 1-2 AVN 2 0 .5 LONG KATUSA 1 1 1.5 EAGLE KATUSA 1 2 2 HHC 1-2 AVN 1 2 2 AIR FORCE 0 3 3 MWR Events Lovesick Radio Tue., Aug. 14, 7 p.m. Camp Walker, Hilltop Club Wed., Aug. 15, 7 p.m. Taegu AB, Jakes Place Thu., Aug. 16, 8 p.m. Chinhae Naval Base, Duffys All Hands EDWARD JOHNSON Fri., Aug. 17, 10 p.m. Soldiers and Family Members enjoy a day in the sun at the Camp Humphreys “Splish & Splash” aquatics park. A recent Army study confirms Kunsan Air Base, Loring Club that Soldier and Family access to recreational facilities like this play a significant roll in improving retention and satisfaction with Army life. Sat., Aug. 18, 7 p.m. Yongsan Garrison, Moyer CAC Army study confirms recreation and Family readiness Sun., Aug. 19, 7 p.m. programs directly linked to readiness and retention Camp Casey, Gateway Club MWR Marketing things,” Pinckney said, “ensure that recreation and family IMCOM-Korea Region programs meet the needs of Soldiers and their Families, and Tue., Aug. 21, 8 p.m. YONGSAN GARRISON — The Army has announced results increase their awareness of these programs.” Camp Humphreys, Tommy Ds from a recently completed ground-breaking study that identified The study, conducted by independent researchers, focused positive, measurable links between Soldiers’ use of recreation on two Armywide surveys of Soldiers and two of spouses, Wed., Aug. 22, 8 p.m. and Family programs and readiness and retention. containing responses from more than 25,000 Soldiers and 23,000 Osan Air Base, Mustang Club The study, funded by the Family and Morale, Welfare and spouses. Recreation Command, found a significant relationship and a The researchers determined whether statistical significance 2007 IMCOM-Korea positive, direct link between active-duty Soldiers’ use of recreation existed between program use and the readiness and retention Fall Digital Photo Contest and Family programs and their desire to stay in Army, their career outcomes and then measured the strength (“effect size”) of the intentions, and their satisfaction with Army life. These links also associations. held true for program use by the spouses of active-duty Soldiers. Army survey data have consistently indicated that SoldiersOpen to all Active Duty and Reserve “Now we can demonstrate that the recreation and Family and Families value recreation and Family programs, use themU.S. Servicemembers, DoD Civilians, programs we have in place do make a difference,” said Brig. Gen. frequently, and consider them important to morale, retention, and Retirees and Family Members Belinda Pinckney, FMWRC Commander. readiness. For years, however, program managers, policy makers The study measured the strength of the links in terms of overall and researchers have been confronted by the challenge of Five categories to enter: program use and against four distinct groups of programs: Child demonstrating a scientific, empirical link in what may be intuitively 1. People and Youth Programs and Services; Sports and Fitness Programs; obvious. 2. Military Life Food and Beverage Operations; and Recreation, Tour and Travel, Individuals seeking more information about the study may 3. Places and Library Programs and Services. contact Dr. Richard Fafara, Richard.Fafara@hqda.army.mil. 4. Things The research also revealed a link between Soldiers’ use of Study findings will be integrated into recreation and Family 5. Experimental Process recreation and family programs and their emotional attachment to program resource and marketing decisions, and will play an the Army. The Soldiers’ emotional attachment to the Army was important role in designing future research to assess the impact Individuals interested in entering the found to have a very strong link to readiness and retention of these programs over time. The study also will contribute to acontest should contact their local MWR outcomes. holistic assessment of how Army programs and benefits available representative: USAG-H 732- Of particular note is the finding that readiness and retention to active and reserve components contribute to readiness and 6896,USAG-Y 738-5254, USAG-H increase as program use increases, but these programs are used retention. 753-8825, USAG-D 764-4123 or the less frequently by junior officers and enlisted Soldiers and their The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command program manager at 725-6070 spouses. oversees hundreds of services and activities to support the quality “We can strengthen the readiness of the Army by doing two of life for Soldiers and their Families.
  • Aug. 17, 2007 Page 21Wonju warfigthers set up LSA in support of UFLBy Andre D. ButlerUSAG Humphreys Public Affairs CAMP LONG - In preparation forthis year’s Ulchi Focus Lens exercise,Soldiers from Wonju Enclave cametogether and set up one of three lifesupport areas to ensure warfightersdeploying from the United States haveworld-class service and supportthroughout the event. The LSA, located at Camp Long,will support 50 Indiana Army NationalGuard and USFK KATUSA Soldiers. The 38th Infantry Division Soldierswere scheduled to start arriving incountry Tuesday, said Sgt. AnthonyRoss, a supply sergeant forHeadquarters and HeadquartersDetachment United States ArmyGarrison based at Camp Long. Rossis also the LSA coordinator for UFL’07 and is in charge of all life supportarea operations during the exercise. “I am responsible for coordinatingand providing whatever support theSoldiers who will staying here need,” PHOTOS BY ANDRE D. BUTLERsaid Ross. Col. John E. Dumoulin, United States Army Garrison Humphreys commander, points out adjustments that “My overall purpose during UFL is need to be made to an air conditioning unit at the LSA during his inspection of the facility Aug 10.ensuring [the Soldiers] are cared for “Just because they are in field breakfast, lunch and dinner will be MWR has a tent with telephones andand that they don’t have to worry about doesn’t mean they should expect to extended,” she said. board games that warfighters can useanything but performing their mission,” be treated differently.” The facility will also be open for to make their stay more enjoyable.he said. “We don’t lower our standards midnight meals for Soldiers who don’t The organization has also scheduled “World-class customer service,” is when servicing our Soldiers because work normal hours, McIver said. tours and trips of Korea for Soldiersthe motto of USAG Humphreys of the conditions. It is our job to ensure Soldiers will also be able to go to the participating in the exercise from theGarrison commander. Col. John E. they have the best service at all U.S., Ross said.Dumoulin, Jr., Command Sgt. Maj. times. We are family,” he said. The Camp LongJason Kim, USAG Humphreys Camp Long officials agree with Community Activities Centercommand sergeant major, and other the commander. “We don’t lower our will also provide around thekey leaders from the garrison stafftook a trip to the Enclave Aug. 10 to “We want to make the Soldiers standards when servicing our clock services. feel as comfortable as possible,” There, warfighters caninspect the LSA. said Sgt. 1st Class Evelyn McIver, Soldiers because of the relax while shooting a game “Soldiers should receive world-class customer service and support no the noncommissioned officer in conditions. It is our job to of pool or playing other charge of the Wonju Enclave competitive activities.matter what environment they’re in,” installations. ensure they have the best The CAC even has aDumoulin said. “And we provide service at all times. billiards table for KATUSA these services with a Soldiers to enjoy. smile,” she said. We are family.” The 38th’s mission while The actual LSA at on the peninsula will be to Long consists of support the First Republic of multiple facilities — Col. John E. Dumoulin, Jr. Korea Army and act as a geared toward headquarters element for two maintaining a high Fires Brigades. McIver said quality of life standard the objective of their LSA support for the Indiana warfighters movie theater for shows and use the for the Soldiers is to help not hinder participating in UFL. bowling alley. their mission. “They can come to us “We have 24-hour There are male and female facilities for anything,” she said. operations here,” said located at the LSA. “No matter what the issue may be, McIver. It has a laundry room and we should be able to meet their needs The post has dedicated recreation’s area. as well as address their concerns,” personnel manning the The recreation areas are courtesy said McIver. “If we can’t answer a gym, and other areas of the Enclave’s Morale, Recreations question, provide a service or the help Soldiers need regular and Welfare organization. needed – we have the resources to access to, she said. Game and TV areas are set up, and reach out to other agency’s that canCommand Sgt. Maj. Jason Kim makes sure “In support of the UFL warfighters will have full access to make sure the Soldier needs are met,”things are ready in the CAC for warfighters. ‘07 dining facility hours for computers while staying at the LSA. she said.
  • 22 Aug. 17, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil USAG-H The Morning Calm Weekly CDC Teacher NeededChild and Youth Services, ChildDevelopment Center is currentlylooking for a qualified teacher to teachbrand new Pre-Kindergarten class, ages4-5. Hours will be from 8 a.m -5 p.m withclassroom hours being 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Salary is $13.12- $15.69 per hour. Greatbenefits package, including medical,dental, 401K and COLA. Qualifications:Possess and maintain one of thefollowing: Child DevelopmentAssociate, Army School Age Credential(Boys and Girls of Club America) orArmy Practicum, Possess AA degreewith major emphasis in childcare.Preferred: Possess BA/BS degree witha major emphasis on ECE, ElementaryEducation, Child Development, HomeEconomics or Special Education. PHOTOS BY CANDACE GODFREY U.S. Army Reservists WantedThe 343rd Support Center, USAGHumphreys, is seeking Soldiers Child development center gets visitinterested in continuing to serve in the Capt. Kenneth A. Ferland, commander Det. 2, 607th Weather SquadronU.S. Army Reserves. You will retain PX, visited the USAG Humphreys Child Development Center Aug. 9 to give aCommissary, MWR, banking and postal brief lesson on the squadron’s mission. This monthly visit was part of theprivileges just like active duty. Soldiers center’s monthly community enrichment program. Each month a differentwill be retrained in open MOS slots. organization visits the center to teach the children about their jobs andFor more information contact Richard how they benefit the community. (above) Seth Webb, 4, blows into aScott at USAG Humphreys -- 753-8634, device used to measure wind speed. (upper left) Ferland puts safetyScottRW@korea.army.mil. glasses on Brody Johnson, 3, before creating snow. (left) Ferland Intermediate-level Education pretends he can make it snow and throws shredded paper on the kids.ILE Phase I course will be held Sept.10-12 in Yongsan. The course is aimedat Army Reserve majors and captains,but active duty officers can attend. Dazzling performances highlight 1-7th AirAfter completion of the course theofficers will be Military Education Level4 (MEL4) qualified. Contact Lt. Col. Defense Artillery ‘New Horizons’ Day trainingDennis Davenport, 723-4394,Dennis.Davenport@korea.army.mil. By 1st Lt. Wes Allen 1-7th Air Defense Artillery Army Reserve Command SUWON AIR BASE - The 1st Position Vacancy Battalion 7th Air Defense ArtilleryThe Commander’s position for the Regiment recently conducted New343rd Support Center, will be available Horizon’s Day training at the Suwonto interested Army Reserve lieutenantcolonels and majors NLT Oct 1. The Theater on Suwon Air Base. As part343rd Spt. Ctr. is located at USAG of the cultural awareness aspect ofHumphreys, authorized 34 Soldiers, and training, 1-7th ADA invited performersis subordinate to the 501st SBDE. from the Korean National ClassicalContact Lt. Col. Davenport, 723-4394, Music Institute to play and sing severalDennis.Davenport@korea.army.mil. classical Korean musical pieces. Korean harp players showed their Bowling League to Start skills as they played. “The music wasThe Wednesday night bowling league very touching,” said Capt. Juliannawill have a meeting for team captains Eum, Headquarters and HeadquartersAug. 29 at 6 p.m. at USAG HumphreysBowling Center. Registration is now Battery commander. “Events like thisopen for participants. go a long way to bringing us closer to our Korean hosts.” The singing by Indoor Pool Closure Grak, Mi Jeong was beyond compareUSAG Humphreys indoor pool is now and captivated the audience. The harpclosed for repairs. The pool will re-open players, Cho, Young Jin, Lee, Hyunin two to three weeks. Gyeong, and Kim Young Leem also Please send us your displayed unrivaled talent as the stories and photos technique on their instruments was superlative. To submit information for publishing Children from Yongin University ILin The Morning Calm Weekly, USAG- WOL Gym dazzled the audience with Humphrey’s common pages or for their Tae Kwon Do skills bringing the 1ST LT. WES ALLEN submissions for the News & Notes During 1-7th’s New Horizon cultural training, two young combatants section, call 754-6132, 8847 or 8598. event to a close. “I was really impressed,” said Maj. show their quick reflexes during the Tae Kwon Do demonstration. You can also email all of your information to Albert Labella, 1-7th’s executive Labella said. Sensei Woo, Hee Chang Soldiers. They displayed many of the andre.butler@korea.army.mil. officer. “The youngsters [played] very looked on as his students performed same traits that make up a “No Fear” well and showed excellent discipline,” in front of the theater full of 1-7 ADA Battalion Soldier.
  • USAG-HThe Morning Calm Weekly Aug. 17, 2007 http://imcom.korea.army.mil 23Smoker at the Hump...Weekend gives way to Soldiers,Airmen jockeying for KOsBy Mike MooneyUSAG Humphreys MWR Marketing The Kunsan Wolfpack came loaded for bear at the quarterly HumphreysBoxing Smoker held at the post gym Saturday night, and walked off with 11pieces of first-place hardware and five seconds. “They have a strong boxing program at Kunsan, which includes both Airmenand Soldiers,” said Area Sports Director Lonnie Herring, “and they came readyto swing.” And swing they did, winning five of their first place awards by knockout,two more when the referee stopped the contest, two by unanimous decisionsand one by split decision. The 11th title was a walkover when organizers were unable to match ChristianAuvaa with an opponent of similar weight or experience. There were 18 bouts on the night’s card, with boxers from Humphreys,Osan, Eagle, Casey, Yongsan, Hovey and Suwon competing. “It was great to get this many boxers from all over the peninsula,” Herringsaid. “This is far and away the best mix we have ever had. Hopefully, someonefrom Daegu and Chinhae will be able to join us next time so that we have theentire peninsula involved.” Host Humphreys won four titles (including a walkover), with Camp Eagletaking two and Camp Casey, Yongsan and Suwon Air Base one each. “Unfortunately, we didn’t have any women bouts this time,” said Herring,“but we did have our first-ever Heavyweight KATUSA participant.” Kim, Won-tae, Headquarters Company USAG Humphreys, fought the night’sfinal bout. He was stopped by Kunsan’s Justice Burrus at 1:41 of the secondround, but in a couple of good licks of his own before it was over. “I got really, really tired,” he puffed. The night featured eight knockouts – the fastest 16 seconds as Sean Pate ofHeadquarters, 602nd ASB, Humphreys, nailed Kunsan’s David Rodriguez witha power blow that had the Airman seeing stars. Pate’s KO followed a 17 second knockout by Suwon’s Elijah Gilbert, whonailed Joshua Jamel of Delta Company, 4-2 Aviation, Humphreys. Humphreys entered a total of nine boxers in the competition, with WilsonRivera, Company E, 4-2 Aviation; Avery Robinson, also Echo 4-2 and Patewinning titles and Antonio Battle, Echo 3-2 Aviation getting a first-place walkover. Camp Eagle entered three boxers and won two crowns with Ken Laird andGrayson Walker taking home gold. Both are from 1-2 Aviation. And Suwonentered a single boxer – Gilbert – who also took home gold. Herring said he hopes the next smoker will be held in October or Novemberand that he hopes to hold it in the new MP Hill Gymnasium, which is nearing PHOTOS BY BOB MCELROYcompletion. Avery Robinson Company E, 4/2 Aviation, USAG Humphreys, and Vincent Reed, 8th SFS, Kunsan Air Base, fought an even bout, with Robinson winning a split decision, 2-1, at Humphreys Boxing Smoker.(above) USAG Humphreys KATUSA Kim, Won-tae, trades puncheswith Kunsan Soldier Justice Burrus,Company C, 2-1 ADA, in the finalbout of the night. Kim was Ko’ed in 3:41. This was the first time aKATUSA heavyweight had entered the Humphreys Boxing competition(right) Sean Pate, (HSC, 602nd ASB, USAG Humphreys, moves to aneutral corner after nailing David Rodriguez 8th LRS, Kunsan, with thenight’s quickest knockout – just 16 seconds into the opening round.
  • Aug. 17, 2007 Page 25Ribbon cutting reopens Daegu Mountain InnBy Cpl. Jung Seo-jin facility, which is exactly what19th ESC Public Affairs our Soldiers deserve, and we are very proud to have [the Soldiers and Civilians, Daegu Mountain Inn] as theDirectorate of Public Works flagship dining facility in Areadesigners, estimators, IV,” Mason remarked.architects and engineers Mason and Saulniergathered at Camp Walker’s presented coins anddining facility, also known as certificates of appreciation tothe ‘Daegu Mountain Inn’, to contractor representativescelebrate the completion of its and Korean Service Corps$800,000 renovation project employees, and then joinedwith a grand opening distinguished guests in aceremony Aug. 9. ribbon cutting ceremony to The project, which took 98 officially open the renovateddays to complete, began May facility. The guests were1 and was finished Aug. 6. welcomed inside for a tourImprovements include and enjoyed a lunch of steakrenovations to the salad bar, and lobster alongside thewalls and floors in the kitchen Soldiers who will use theand main serving line and improved facility on a dailyrestroom facilities. basis. New features of the PHOTO BY CPL. JUNG SEO-JIN “It’s a wonderful place toDaegu Mountain Inn are (Left to right) Sgt. 1st Class Natasha M. Jackson, dining facility manager, Col. Michael have a meal; our Soldiers areemployee showers and an Saulnier, United States Army Garrison Daegu commander and Brig. Gen. Raymond V. very pleased with it,”eight-station cyber cafe. Mason, 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commander, cut a ribbon to officially concluded Mason. “All in all,Computers will be furnished open the newly renovated ‘Daegu Mountain Inn’ dining facility on Camp Walker Aug. 9. this is just a superb facility - afor users of the cafe. remarks from Brig. Gen. and Col. Michael Saulnier, work of U.S Army Garrison magnificent place for our Despite humid weather Raymond V. Mason, 19th United States Army Garrison Daegu and contractors who Soldiers to come in and haveconditions, Soldiers and Sustainment Command Daegu commander. worked so hard to build this good Army chow and share aCivilians assembled for (Expeditionary) commander, “We appreciate the team facility - it’s a world class little bit of fellowship.”Safety plays key role Let’s dine together...in UFL 07 exerciseBy Pfc. Na Kyung-chulUSAG-Daegu Public Affairs During the upcoming Ulchi Focus Lens (UFL)07 Exercise, leadersmust ensure that every step is taken to protect personnel and equipment.The excellent opportunity to practice military skills in UFL should not bemarred by loss of life, injuries or unnecessary damage to property. For the safety of personnel and equipment, the United States ArmyGarrison Daegu Installation Safety Office has put out a safety guide. The safety guide contains accident and serious injury reportingprocedures and safety guidelines for the tent city area, heat injuries,driving in Korea, flooding and typhoons, ground guide procedures,electrical guidance, and speed limit change. “Safety continues not only during the exercise but also on normalduty hours,” said Rolen Johns, USAG Daegu Safety Officer. “Thereason why we reinforce the importance of safety for this exercise isthat Daegu is one of the hottest cities in Korea during the summer.Because of hot weather, personnel from other regions can get in troubleduring the exercise. They should be cautious of that.” PHOTO BY SST. 1ST CLASS PAM VOSS “My goal is to conduct a safe and realistic exercise without accidentsor injuries,” said Col. Michael P. Saulnier, USAG Daegu commander.“In order to meet this goal, commanders and leaders will conduct RiskAssessments within their areas of responsibility. These assessments PHOTO BY PFC. NA KYUNG-CHULmust be briefed to personnel and supervised to ensure an accident-free Command Sgt. Maj. Barry C. Wheeler, United Nations Command, Republic of Korea and U.S.exercise.” Combined Forces Command, United States Forces in Korea and Eighth United States Army For more information on the UFL07 safety guide, contact Rolen Johns command sergeant major, talks with Pfc. Han Sang-woong, United States Army Garrisonat 768-8650. Daegu, during Wheeler’s Aug. 13 walk-through visit of the Life Support Area for the Ulchi Focus Lens (UFL) 07 Exercise.
  • 26 Aug. 17, 2007 http://imcom.korea.army.mil USAG-D The Morning Calm Weekly Women’s Mentoring Seminar held Aug. 10 Daegu School Bus By Samuel G. Hudson Transportation USAG-Daegu Public AffairsDaegu Student Transportation Officehas moved into their new office in The women of United States ArmyBldg. 3019, Room 321 on Camp Garrison Daegu recently had a uniqueGeorge. Customer Service hours are opportunity to interact with Commandfrom 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Sergeant Major Diane M Foster, U.S.Friday. Don’t wait, complete student Army GarrisonYongsan commandtransportation needs now for the sergeant major, at USAG Daegu’s firstnew school year. Plastic bus cards Women’s Mentoring Seminar, held onare now available for pick-up for Camp Walker’s Evergreen Golf Clubreturning students. For information, Aug. 10.call Michael Dudley at 768-7722. According to Master Sergeant Micaela M. Hendrix, NCOIC of Factory and Directorate of Planning, Training, Culture Tour Mobilization and Security Daegu, theKorean Foreigner Tourist Facility seminar focused on a variety of topicsAssociation proposes a factory and solely designed to allow women to PHOTO BY MASTER SGT. MICAELA M. HENDRIXcultural tour for DOD Soldiers and express their feelings and concerns in Command Sgt. Maj. Diane M. Foster, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan command sergeant major,Family Sept. 7. Participants will visit an environment free of judgment. speaks to attendees at USAG Daegu’s first Women’s Mentoring Seminar Aug. 10.OB Beer Factory, The Korean “When I first heard of the women’s that was far from what it was,” said give a woman on balancing career andPresidential Villa (Cheongnamdae) mentoring seminar, I thought it was Hendrix. family, Foster stated that she does notand Mungyeong Pottery Exhibition going to be a male bashing session, but When asked what advice she would See Seminar Page 28 Seminar,Hall, Mungyeong Museum and KBShistorical drama filming set. KFTFAand OB beer factory will provide Distinguished Soldier athletes head to All-Army Softball Trialssome gifts for the attendees. OBBeer factory will provide OB beertest taste opportunity, alcohol drinks The leadership,for the underage. For registrationand information, call Chong Young- determination andkon at 768-6907. athleticism these Soldiers embody are a reflection of Daegu Area Intramural Soccer Program the high caliber ofThere will be Daegu Area Intramural Soldiers in of Korea.Soccer Program. The pre-seasontournament is Sept. 6 to 8 and theleague is Sept. 13 to 28 at the Kelly Camp Carroll’s Sports, Fitness &Field on Camp Walker. The deadline Aquatics director, of Elder. Algarin hasfor entry is Aug. 29 and coaches PHOTO BY SAMUEL G. HUDSON seen him play and make it to the All-meeting is noon Aug. 31. For Sgt. 1st Class Andre Elder has been to the Army team for quite a few years andinformation, call Mr. Kim or Ms. All-Army Sports Tryout Camp for softball six is proud of the talented softball playerChong at 764-4225/5217. times, and has played on the All-Army team from Camp Carroll. “At the end of the four of those seasons. He led the 501st STB day of course, I would say at least one Flag Football Program to the 8th Army championships this year with home run per game. The beauty of himThere will be Daegu Intramural Flag a record of 23-0. is that he’s a complete team player.” PHOTO COURTESY OF CPL. ROXANNE M. FINKSFootball Program. The pre-season Elder led the 501st STB (Special Another veteran of the All-Armytournament is September 3 to 5 and Troops Battalion) to the 8th Army Softball program, Cpl. Roxannethe league is September 10 to By Pfc. Jang Won-il USAG-Daegu Public Affairs championship with a team record of 23- M. Finks, has set her sights onOctober 10 at the Kelly Field on 0 in the 2007 USAG Daegu Post Level Tryout Camp again this year.Camp Walker. The deadline for Teams. He has played softball since In addition to playing for All- CAMP CARROLL – 26 homeentry is August 29 and coaches before joining the Army with a Army last year, Finks played for runs, 70 runs batted in and a battingmeeting is 12:30 p.m. August 31. For hometown team which he described as Yongsan during the Pacific- average of .802 are the performanceinformation, call Mr. Kim or Ms. “very competitive.” He played Wide Tournament, in which statistics which allowed Sgt. 1st ClassChong at 764-4225/5217. shortstop and outfield, and currently on Yongsan took second place. Andre Elder, Anti-terrorism Force Protection NCOIC, 501st Special the All-Army team, he plays right field. Girl Scout Elder is also a member of the ‘Korea Troops Battalion, to make his way to participating in the All-Army Adult Volunteers Heat’ international softball team which the FY07 All-Army Sports Tryout Women’s Softball Tryout CampThe Girl Scouts are seeking adult travels around the Pacific, including Camp for the sport of softball. scheduled for Aug. 22 - Sept. 15.volunteers to lead and advise girls Thailand, Japan and the Republic of the He has made it to the tryout six This is her second time beingto build character, courage and Philippines. The leadership, times in the past and played for the selected.confidence today. Available determination and athleticism this All-Army team four times so he knows “Last year was my “rookie” year,positions are Studio 2B advisor (older Soldier embodies are a reflection of the better than anyone else what to expect and I was overwhelmed to have beengirls 6th to 12th grade), assistant high caliber of Soldiers in the Republic when he gets there. selected,” Finks said. “I was afraid toleaders (all levels), registrar, of Korea. “You still have to be on your game make mistakes, but it was at camp lastsecretary and events coordinator. Another Soldier from Carroll has to stay on the team because they only year that I learned that softball is trulyFor information, contact Tondra made it to the women’s softball team. take the best,” said Elder. a team effort.”Anderson at (053)210-6003 or Cpl. Roxanne M. Finks, Information “I consider him a multi-talented Last year, when Finks played forImanderson0515@yahoo.com. Management Officer, 498th Combat athlete. He can play in any given position,” said Modesto C. Algarin, Sustainment Support Battalion, is Athletes, See Athletes Page 28
  • The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-D 27 Aug. 17, 2007 http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS & NOTES Camp Carroll Chapel hosts VBS Camp Walker By Pfc. Jang Won-il Assistant, United States Army Garrison Daegu, “the biggest PX/Commissary Schedule USAG Daegu Public Affairs meaning of this event is that the kids get the opportunity toCamp Walker PX and Commissary hours will be meet God in their early years.”adjusted as follows for the Ulchi Focus Lens 07 CAMP CARROLL –About 30 children VBS was supported by many parents and volunteers.Exercise: and parents gathered at Camp Carroll Chapel Ms. Kim, Ji-hye, Taegu American School student and for a three-day volunteer for thePX (Aug. 20 - 3 Sept.): 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily vacation Bible school event, said that “thisCommissary (Aug. 14 - 31): (VBS) program. was a goodWeekdays 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Children ages five experience to haveSaturday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. to 13 participated in fellowship with theSunday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. the program, which Chapel family.” Kim took place from 9 added, “I had a lot of Get Involved in TSA a.m. – 1 p.m., Aug. 8 fun spending time withTaegu Spouse’s Association has a few Board and – 10. the children. I haveCommittee positions still available. Make new The VBS program learned a lot, and willfriends. Make a difference in your community. consisted of two never forget thisMake this the best your TSA has had. For hours of Bible studies, experience.”information, contact Leigh Roper at 010-5846- prayer and praise Chaplains have0871 or roperclan@yahoo.com. daily. The rest of the used various study day’s schedule guides and books to Hispanic Heritage Month concentrated on fun guide the VBSVolunteers who can sing, rap, dance or play and fellowship, and P HOTO p r o g r a m . BY CPL JUNG SEO JINinstruments are needed for Hispanic Heritage the kids were divided Pfc. Lee, Sang-yoon, Camp Carroll Installation Chapel Assistant, Chaplain(Capt.) Min,Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. For information, into teams and USAG Daegu, (left) has fun with children during lunch time at this Byung-keun, USAGcall at 765-7737 or 768-8972. participated in year’s -Camp Carroll Vacation Bible School, Aug 10. Daegu, used the numerous activities. ‘Galilee Adventure’ Please send us your stories and They had fun under the sun while getting book to lead VBS events this year. photos for publishing soaked in water balloon fights and learned “I think this gave the Camp Carroll Chapel family aTo submit information for publishing in The team play in soccer games. They also folded chance to really come together in fellowship,” said Sohn. “ItMorning Calm Weekly USAG-Daegu’s common paper animals and drew pictures of Bible- is not easy to have intimate relationships with those whompages or for submission for the News & Notes related characters. you meet only once or twice a week, but through cooperationsection, call 768-8513. You can email all of your “I believe,” said Pfc. Sohn, Joo- and volunteering for the preparation of this event, I think weinformation to kyungchul.na@korea.army.mil. Yung, Camp Carroll Installation Chapel are now a lot closer than we were before.”
  • 28 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Aug. 17, 2007 from Page 26 USAG-D from Page 26 The Morning Calm WeeklySeminar Athletesfamily, Foster stated that she does not have to be a Yongsan during the Pacific Wide Tournament, she‘superwoman’, because “the moment she can’t caught the attention of Robert Bailey, who was lastreach that status, she is bound to feel that she is not year’s coach of the All-Army team. While she dida good professional or family member.” not know about the All-Army program, she was nervous and eager to show off her skills. Soon after “Women should judge other women based on Yongsan took 2nd place in their division, she wastheir professional performance, merit and notified that she was eligible for the tryouts.character.” Finks joined the Army in February 2005. She played little league baseball for five years as a pitcher - Command Sgt. Maj. Diane M. Foster and middle infielder. In high school, she played fast pitch softball as a catcher and middle infielder. She “If she sets realistic goals on how she is going to currently plays middle infield positions in the team.handle both family and a professional career and Elder spoke about this talented fellow Soldierhas a good decision-making process, she will have athlete. “I’ve seen her play, and her defense is hernot have a problem balancing the two,” explained strongest attribute. I think she is a really goodFoster. “Life is a process of growing up in different athlete.”surroundings. Not everyone was reared the same The 2007 All-Army Men’s and Women’s Softballway, nor came from the same walks of life.” Trial Camp is to be conducted at Fort Indiantown That difference is not, however, a basis for pre- Gap, Penn., Aug. 22 – Sept. 10. Selectees willjudging another female that you don’t know. compete in the Armed Forces Men’s Softball “Women should judge other women based on their Championship, Sept. 11-16 at Eglin, Air Force Base,professional performance, merit and character,” said Fla., or the Armed Forces Women’s SoftballFoster. Championship, Sept. 16-21 at Hill Air Force Base, PHOTO BY SAMUEL G. HUDSON Some of the challenges women face in Korea Utah. Also, if selected, athletes will compete in theare the different culture, being away from familiar Elder, who currently has an .802 batting average, 26 home Amateur Softball Association Men’s and Women’s runs and 70 RBIs, says of Finks, “I’ve seen her play, andfamily and friends and integration with new family National Championship,Sept. 27-30 at Oklahoma her defense is her strongest attribute. I think she is a reallyand friends. According to Foster, these challenges City, Okla. good athlete.” Both Elder and Finks will head to the 2007can be overcome if a young professional woman There seems to be no limit for these two Soldiers All-Army Sports Tryout Camp for softball, and it they makesurrounds herself with people she feels are safe performing at their highest potential. When asked the roster,on to their respective Armed Forcesmorally, ethically and professionally, which will allow of his preparation for the tryout, Elder replied, “I hit championships.her to grow. as much as I can so that I will have a good pitch “The most important thing that women can take memory.” He also emphasized the importance of “I will go on camp this year, determined,” saidout of this seminar is that respect for themselves staying in shape during service. “Softball is definitely Finks. “We will have a new coaching staff as welland others, resulting in a safe environment, will allow a good way to stay in shape. Actually, because you’ve as several new players. We will keep our motto strongthem to align themselves with women of strong moral got to run, it’s 50 percent hitting and 50 percent as we work together for “One team, one fight, oneand ethical character,” Foster emphasized. running. You’ve got to be on your toes at all times.” gold!”
  • 30 Aug. 17, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily Week The Phrase of the Week : “My name is ( ).” Je eerumun ( )imnida. my name ( ) is Vocabulary name ‘eerum’ family ‘kahok’ picture ‘sajin’ Week Situation of the Week : At the hotel What do you do? jigum mwol hashimnikka? This story is Is your family here? about: Kajogun yogie issumnikka? Do you have any pictures of Kajok sajin katko kyeshimnikka? your family? KATUSA Jo honja wassumnida. I’m here alone. Soldiers Hangugen choumimnida. It’s my first time in Korea. help Tto boepkessumnida. I hope I’ll see you again. local Korean Expression of the Week Week His words have retirees Mal-e bbyeoga itda. bones. His comments harbor hidden mean- ing or criticism