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

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

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

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

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    • Volume 5, Issue 44 P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF K OREA August 24, 2007 IMCOM-Korea Lovesick Radio Soldiers, Family recognizes rocks Yongsan members host Soldiers, KATUSA Main Post Club English Camp at of the Year Wonju Enclave Page 5 Page 11 Page 22 Joint Chiefs Chairman conducts town hall meeting at Yongsan PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLY See pages 9 and 16 for additional photos and story ABOVE: Gen. Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, answers questions from the audience Aug. 16 at Collier Field House town hall meeting. Following the meeting, Pace met with the media and joined 8th U.S. Army Commander, Lt. Gen. David P Valcourt in a tree planting . ceremony behind the Dragon Hill Lodge. See page 9 for full story. LEFT: Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Ott, assigned to the 1st Signal Brigade, 251st Signal Detachment, shakes hands with the general following the Aug. 16 town hall meeting at Yongsan. During the meeting Pace thanked Servicemenbers for their contributions to peace and security on the Korean peninsula and took time out after the event to personally shake hands with members of the audience.
    • Aug. 24, 20072 http://imcom.korea.army.mil The Morning Calm Weekly Bell Sends # 38-07 The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Command - Korea USFK 2007-2008 Winter Safety Campaign Director/Publisher: Brig. Gen. Al Aycock We are responsible and we are accountable. identify Servicemembers in their formations Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson Volunteer Writer/Editor: Susan Silpasornprasit “No deaths and no excuses” is our charter for who have had previous cold weather injuries. safety. The winter season is just around the All Servicemembers must be trained in USAG-RED CLOUD Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson corner, and it is time for us to refocus our efforts becoming pro-active, aware, and responsible Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson on preventing hazards associated with the for their buddies’ condition as well as their CI Officer: James F. Cunningham colder months and wintertime activities. own. Using the buddy system to detect the USAG-YONGSAN Throughout the winter, we must remain vigilant early onset of cold related injuries is a proven Commander: Col. David W. Hall with pro-active measures to identify, assess, mitigating strategy. Public Affairs Officer: David McNally Staff Writer: Cpl. Jung Jae-hoon and mitigate environmental changes and their • Alcohol and Substance Abuse. Any effect on ground, air, and off-duty operations. Servicemember misconduct involving alcohol USAG-HUMPHREYS Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. Leaders at every level must take ownership and/or substance abuse will not be tolerated Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy for the safety of their personnel. The entire Gen. B.B. Bell in this command. The entire chain-of- Writer/Editor: Andre D. Butler chain-of-command vigorously executing its command must be fully engaged in ensuring USAG-DAEGU responsibilities and empowering first-line leaders will their Servicemembers understand the consequences of Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier produce the results we all want. Those results are alcohol abuse including underage drinking and abusive Writer/Editor: Ronald D. Inman Public Affairs Specialist: Samuel G. Hudson Servicemembers safely training and operating to standard, intoxication, ensuring that they know the range of very Staff Writer: Pfc. Kyung Chul NA while achieving our readiness goals. negative implications for non-compliance. Leaders must This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for Our USFK Winter Safety Campaign begins 1 October 2007 remain aggressive in preventing alcohol and substance members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The and continues though 30 April 2008. The USFK Winter abuse throughout the winter season, especially focusing Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department Safety Campaign Memo details information about the on extended weekend periods. It is paramount we instill in of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial campaign and tasks commanders to develop and supervise each Servicemember the importance of looking out of one content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of winter safety programs for their units. It is located at the another and helping prevent alcohol and substance abuse. the IMCOM-Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 following website: http://safety.korea.army.mil/Safety • Motor Vehicle Safety. Vehicle operations continue to C a m p a i g n / R e s o u r c e s / U S F K % 2 0 2 0 0 7 - 2 0 0 8 % 2 0 be an ongoing concern in Korea. Newly arrived personnel Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive Winter%20Safety%20Campaign.pdf. must complete the driver’s orientation program addressing written contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. The Composite Risk Management (CRM) process must unique hazards specific to the area. Prior to driving between The civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this be integrated at every level during all missions/operations/ 1 November 2007 and 31 March 2008, special training will be publication, including inserts or supplements, does not activities. Actively participating in CRM will set our campaign given to all operators of Government owned vehicles. constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental up for success. Leaders, down to and including first-line • Aviation Operations. The winter produces a range of Press of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for supervisors, must take ownership of the development and extreme flying hazards, including blinding storms, icing, purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, implementation of unit winter safety programs. I expect all navigation challenges, and dangerous runway conditions. religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non- leaders to accept this charge, and strictly enforce standards. Add this to the unusually high numbers of young aviators merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation We are all accountable. assigned to USFK and there is an increased potential for or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print The Winter Safety Campaign focuses on the following catastrophic aviation accidents during the winter. The entire advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. areas: chain of command is responsible for ensuring our aviation • Leader Accountability. Positive chain-of-command force operates with caution and concern in executing risk Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising involvement and engaged leaders are essential to a management and making flying decisions during winter Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 successful safety program. The degree of importance the weather. Fax: (02) 790-5795 E-mail: oppress@kornet.net commander places on safety determines the emphasis placed • There is no greater priority than the safety and welfare Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 on the unit’s winter campaign. The “Under the Oak Tree” of the members of US Forces, Korea. Our Servicemembers, Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post counseling between Servicemembers and first-line civilian employees, and family members are all wonderful SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: supervisors for long weekends, passes, and other identified patriots and it is our responsibility to ensure their safety Phone: DSN 724-TMCW (8629) periods of high risk is one of the best methods to positively and wellness. My charge to everyone is to work and enjoy Fax: DSN 724-3356 E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly @korea.army.mil impact the behavior of subordinates. winter activities safely, with no tragedy, no sadness, no • Cold Weather Injuries. The prevention of cold weather loss of life within our footprint, no excuses. Sustain, Support, Defend injuries is vital in sustaining combat power. In cold weather environments, all leaders must constantly be aware of the We Go Together! condition of their personnel and be alert for the symptoms GEN B.B. Bell and signs of cold weather injuries. Additionally, leaders must Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK Visit us online The Morning Calm is online at http://imcom.korea.army.mil Military Police Blotter The following entries were excerpted from the military AREA III: Driving Under the Influence of Any Intoxicant, police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do Subject #1, operating a POV, was stopped at a KNP DUI not imply the guilt or innocence of any person. checkpoint and administered a PBT with a result of 0.053% BAC. Subject #1 was transported to the Pyongtaek KNP AREA I: Larceny of Private Property, Investigation revealed Station where Subject #1 was charged by KNP under KRTL Subject #1 borrowed a laptop from Victim #1, a backpack ART #44-1 (Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol). Subject valued at $145 from Victim #2 and a laptop from Victim #3 #1 requested to be released on a CJ Form 3 and was released and has not returned any of these items. On Aug. 6, Subject into MP custody on a CJ Form 2. Subject #1 was then #1 was interviewed under rights advisal and provided a transported to the USAG-Humphreys PMO where Subject sworn statement in which Subject #1 admitted borrowing #1 was processed and released to Subject #1’s supervisor. the listed items, but claimed Subject #1 either misplaced the On Aug. 11 at 10 a.m., Subject #1 returned to the USAG- items or they were stolen from Subject #1. Subject #1 related Humphreys PMO where Subject #1 was advised of Subject Submitting to Subject #1 had made arrangements to repay everyone for their lost property. ECOL is $2,000. Investigation continues. #1’s legal rights, which [were] invoked. This is a final report. Morning Calm Weekly AREA II: Larceny of Private Property, Person(s) unknown, AREA VI: Contributing Alcohol to a Minor, Underage Drinking, Subject #1 was observed making an alcoholic Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, story submissions and other items: by use of the internet, scammed Victim #1 out of $3,100 beverage and giving it to Subject #2 whom Subject #1 knew MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. through a Nigerian fraud scam.Victim #1 answered a was underage to consume alcohol. As Subject #2 was For all submitted items include a point of contact name fraudulent internet employment add which hired Victim #1 escorted to Subject #2’s room to obtain Subject #2’s IDand telephone number. All items are subject to editing for and sent Victim #1 counterfeit travelers checks, which Victim card, Subject #2 admitted to SF of being under the legal agecontent and to insure they conform with DoD guidelines. #1 cashed for $5,000. Victim #1 was instructed to keep a to consume alcohol and stated Subject #1 supplied Subject IMCOM-K Public Affairs percentage of the money and wire the rest ($3,100), to the #2 with the alcohol. Subject #2 and Subject #1 were and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located in Bldg. 1416, Yongsan Garrison Main Post. unknown person in Nigeria, which Victim #1 did via Western apprehended, transported to the SFCC where they were For information, call 724-3365. Union, prior to finding out the checks were fraudulent. advised of their legal rights, which they invoked. Subject ECOL is $3,100. This is a final report. #2 and Subject #1 were released to their unit.
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Aug. 24, 2007 http://imcom.korea.army.mil 3 IMCOM-Korea Safety Update Equal Employment Opportunity New E-mail Address SUV and pickup fatalities on the riseThe IMCOM-Korea Region Equal By Taylor Barbaree Family members for potential hazards such as POV accidents.Employment Opportunity Office has U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center “Risk assessments are paramount in preventing our Soldiersmade it easier for individuals with YONGSAN GARRISON — Compared to 19 fatalities from becoming another horrific statistic,” said USACRCquestions or concerns to contact them. recorded in fiscal 2006 involving sports-utility vehicles Command Sgt. Maj. Tod Glidewell. “It is my hope, as engagedThe EEO Office has established an e- and pickup trucks, to date in fiscal 2007, the Army has leaders, that we will encourage those within our ranks to usemail address that delivers e-mail directly experienced an increase in the number of fatalities involving the programs and tools that the Army has to offer such as theto the entire IMCOM-Korea Region Travel Risk Planning System.” these type of vehicles.EEO Office. Employees can contact usvia e-mail at our new address IMCOM- At the half way point of this fiscal year, according to The Army’s TRiPs program is one of the tools that combatK o r e a E E O @ k o r e a . a r m y. m i l . the Army database, there have been 50 fatal POV off-duty the hazards associated with operating POVs. TRiPS offersAlternatively, users on the “Korea accidents, claiming the lives of 54 Soldiers. Of this number, key features such as encouraging dialogue between supervisorsDomain” can simply type “eeo” at the 24 accidents included SUV and truck fatalities. and subordinates. This allows them the opportunity to discussglobal address list to send an e-mail to “The increase in pickup truck and SUV fatalities is the planned trip, the risks involved, and how to control thosethe EEO Office. This new initiative proportional to the increase in the number of registrations risks with the Soldier.facilitates equal access to EEO services the Army is experiencing and the sales (nationally) of these Of those people who completed the assessments, four havefor all who may have questions, been killed with only two of those actually operating the vehicle. type vehicles,” noted Walter Beckman, deputy of drivingconcerns, or need assistance. task force, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center. Soldiers complete roughly three to five thousand assessments Birthday Steak Surprise “One reason the Army may be seeing this increase is a day. Because of programs such as TRiPS, in comparison toIf you are celebrating your birthday in because Soldiers have more disposable income coming two-to-three years ago, the Army is seeing positive results,the month of August, visit the Camp out of theater and are buying the bigger more expensive such as fewer fatalities involving off-duty accidents. However,Kim USO Aug. 31, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and SUVs and pickups.” these numbers are not acceptable.have a free steak lunch, cake, and USO Beckman’s explanation of the number of SUV fatalities “One is too many, especially if it is your battle-buddy orgift bag. Active duty only. coincides with the number of increased vehicle loved one,” Glidewell said. registration’s being recorded at Army posts. “Our statistics indicate that our younger Soldiers are more Virtues Volunteers NeededThe Virtues English program requires The Army’s Office of the Provost Marshal General at risk when it comes to off-duty accidents involving SUV’s,”active-duty Servicemembers to indicates there were 71,573 SUVs registered in 2006, a 21 Glidewell added “We must all continue stepping up and helpingvolunteer two Saturdays per month percent jump from 56,826 registered in 2005. fellow Soldiers make the right decisions. If we continue to do(2nd and 4th Sat.). The first class starts Risk assessment, however, is one of many Army safety this, we’ll be more successful in reducing loss and remainingOct. 13. Sign up as a volunteer today! resources available for preparing Soldiers, Civilians, and Army Strong.”Being a volunteer for the VirtuesEnglish classes will help to satisfy yourGood Neighbor Program requirement. SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post Events and ActivitiesCall Minhye Forge or ChrisBartholomew at the Camp Kim USO formore information, DSN 724-7781/7003. Maskdance Festival (Sept. 28-Oct. 7) along a stretch that is connected to the outdoor pool. The Sauna, The Mask Dance in Korea addresses various themes in the Sandy Pool, Diving Pool, Spa, and more are also great indoor performance such as the four seasons, life and death, local attractions. For more information, visit http://eng.everland.com, USO Overnight Tours religion, and the natural environment. Seeing the brightly www.tour2korea.com, or call Everland at 82-31-320-5000.USO has two overnight tours inSeptember. Mt. Sorak, Sept. 1-3 and colored masks with over-exaggerated features will surelyJeju-do, Sept. 2-4. Pick up the flyer at make visitors laugh. A world-famous folk dance team has Royal Wedding Ceremony (Oct. 20)the Camp Kim USO for more details or also been invited to perform at this annual event. Various This biannual ceremony is an exact reenactment of the royalcall DSN: 724-7781/7003. programs are also prepared for visitors to participate in such wedding ceremony for King Gojong and Queen Min of Joseons as a Mask Dance Contest in which visitors can wear face- imperial family. It offers a great opportunity to see royal costumes Rugby Players Needed paint and make-up as well as show their dance creations. and the lifestyle of Joseon dynasty. The traditional royalPlayers interested in joining a USFK/ Andong Folk Experience will give visitors a valuable chance costumes are spectacular. There is a photo session, so don’tCFC rugby team to compete in the to feel the region’s traditional culture and enjoy folk plays. forget to bring a camera. The reenactment will take place atSeoul International Touch Rugby The Andong Food Festival awaits visitors who want to taste Unhyeongung Palace, the original site of the royal weddingTournament, Sept. 15, should contact the delicious regional foods. Andong Chicken Jjin (steamed ceremony on March 21, 1866, for emperor Gojong and his empressMaj. Curtis at DSN 723-3917. chicken), for which Andong is very famous, will prove quite Myeongseong. Based on thorough historical research and AAFES Online Shopping satisfying. A number of additional events will be held consultation by the palace’s counsel panel, the event is organizedThe addition of five new suppliers to including marionette performances, mime, art performances, to commemorate the significance of Korean history and to shedthe Army & Air Force Exchange Service exhibitions and contests. Various hands-on events have also new light on a fading traditional culture. The ceremony takesExchange Online Mall means even more been scheduled such as ‘Making Small Masks,’ and ‘Making place from 1-3 p.m. For more information, visitsavings and selection for military Wooden Sculptures’. For more information, call 82-54-841- www.tour2korea.com.shoppers. ShoeBuy, BagsBuy, Ritz 6398 or visit www.maskdance.com or www.tour2korea.com.Camera, BellaBlu Maternity and Seoul Air Show (Oct. 20-21)Football Fanatics all have recently Everland Caribbean Bay Located at the Seoul Airport, the Seoul Air Show stands as onejoined more than 70 other name brand Caribbean Bay is the world’s first indoor and outdoor water of the most popular aerospace and defense exhibitions in thesuppliers already on AAFES’ virtual park and is located on the outskirts of Seoul in Yongin. Asia-Pacific region. Thousands of visitors attend the show eachconcession mall online at Caribbean Bay has twelve indoor attractions and eleven year for an opportunity to see a wide variety of rotary and fixedwww.exchangeonlinemall.com. outdoor attractions, as well as a village featuring restaurants wing aircraft, and air weapons systems, as well as ground and and visitor accommodations. From the last weekend in May naval weapons. Special outdoor exhibits also include the newestFor additional information about to the last weekend in August, Caribbean Bay holds special fighter aircraft, transport planes, armored vehicles andevents and activities scheduled dance and music performances. The most popular outdoor amphibious equipment. Although the show opens on the Oct.throughout the region visit the pool at Caribbean Bay is the artificial Wave Pool with waves 16, it is only open to the public Oct. 20-21, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.IMCOM-Korea Region website online that seem to swallow up even the biggest person! There is Entrance tickets can be purchased online or onsite. Admissionat imcom.korea.army.mil also the Water Bobsleigh, a high-speed water slide that gives for public visitors will range from 4,000 – 9,000 won. Visitors the sensation of being in a dark cave. There are 3 types of traveling by automobile should also plan on paying for parking. water slides: a high-speed cave type in a rotating dark cave, For more information, visit the Seoul Air Show’s online at a free falling type from a 10-story apartment height and a 3- www.seoulairshow.com/en/. Send us your stories stage dropping slide. The Surf Ride creates artificial rough and photos waves and harsh currents to create a surfing effect. The Adventure Pool features 2.4 tons of water falling down from If you are hosting an off-post event in Korea, tell us about it andSend your story submissions and other items a skull to soak the swimmers from head to toe. There’s also will will publish it in the “Sights and Sounds” section of The to: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil.All items are subject to editing for content and a Kiddy Pool for younger visitors. Indoor attractions include Morning Calm Weekly. Submit stories by calling DSN 724- to insure they conform with the Lazy River, on which one can float lazily with a tube 3365 or via e-mail at morningcalmweekly@korea.army.mil. DoD guidelines. Source: www.korea.net, www.seoulselection.com, www.hotelnet.com, http://english.tour2korea.com, www.visitseoul.net — No endorsement implied.
    • Aug. 24, 20074 http://imcom.korea.army.mil The Morning Calm WeeklyUSFK Installation Access Control Guide Recent activities around our installations and worldwide have raised aneed to re-examine installation access policies to ensure that we keep ourcommunity safe. Here in Korea, there is also a need to ensure ‘GoodNeighbors’ receive the access they deserve. With these objectives in mind,USFK has made policy changes on installation access and the ‘Good Neighbor’Program. The intent is to ensure that USFK access policies and the GNP areworking in harmony and not against each other and that they comply withall relevant laws and policies. It is not USFK’s goal to reduce the number ofpasses, and the number of passes may actually increase if properly controlled.This ‘USFK Installation Access Control Guide’ is the first phase inimplementing our new policies. It is USFK’s hope you read it and gain aclearer understanding of the policy and will support this implementation. Old Practice Our old practice allowed anyone who was a member of a recognizedfriendship organization to gain access to USFK bases. In some cases, thepass holder was merely someone buying base access through the paymentof membership. Because of this some USFK Good Neighbors were unfairlytreated when they were not members. New Policy Under the new policy base access will not be for sale or solely thrumemberships. Instead, only actual support of the ‘Good Neighbor Program(GNP)’ will earn base access. Good Neighbors will not be adversely affectedby this policy. Being a member of a recognized friendship organization doesnot earn access under the new policy. How will it work? The sponsor must document how pass holder supports the GNP. EXAMPLES: served as member of the commander’s advisory council,attended following GNP events, worked as volunteer, taught Koreanlanguage, etc. When does this start? Now! But it is also a phased process. Training and education for passholders begins through unit and leader involvement and through mediacampaigns like this guide. Starting October 1, 2007...the new regulation willbe in effect. Current passes will still be valid through the expiration date, sopass holders will have time to demonstrate GNP participation. By October1, 2008 all old passes will have been phased out and all annual guest passeswill have be issued based on being a Good Neighbor. What do I need to do? To gain or continue to keep base passes, one must actively participate inGNP/Community Relations events and activities in your area. Your localGood Neighbor Office has event information in your area. Their contactinfo can be found at www.goodneighbor.or.kr . Ensure your sponsorunderstands your support and provide him/her with a record of how youcontributed to GNP events. Then working with your sponsor, go throughthe administrative process of receiving your actual base pass. For moreinformation talk with the USFK Good Neighbor Office or Garrisoncommander in your area. The Good Neighbor Program The Good Neighbor Program that we implement on the Korean peninsulastands as the cornerstone of successful Republic of Korea - United Statesrelations. For over five decades our two nations have been staunch allies, andwithin that firm framework, personal friendships between the people ofSouth Korea and America have developed over and over again. Stories abound about friendships kindled by a one-year tour, which inturn evolved into a lifelong friendship of letters, email, phone calls and nurturedthrough the decades with mutual visits. Collectively, we have already reapedgreat benefits from the implementation of “The Good Neighbor Program”and many great citizens have been honored for their accomplishments. Our Good Neighbor Programs across the peninsula will strengthen ourRepublic of Korea - United States Alliance through comprehensive programsthat actively engage the local community, government, media, business,university, school, and military in order to provide public understanding andappreciation of our mission on the peninsula. “Good Neighbors working together today to sow the seeds of tomorrow’s continued prosperity.”
    • Aug 24, 2007 Page 5 JIM CUNNINGHAMBrig. Gen. Al Aycock (left), Director of IMCOM-Korea, addresses the audience during the awards ceremony for Soldiers and KATUSA of the Yearheld in Mitchell’s Club on USAG-RC Aug. 14. To his right stands Staff Sgt. Daniel Hoyt, Pfc. Randall White, and Sgt. Kenneth Reynolds.USAG-RC Soldiers selected forSoldiers and KATUSA of the YearBy Jim Cunningham Augmentation to the U.S. Army went on to compete great honor to stand up among them.”USAG-RC Public Affairs at the 8th Army Headquarters, the candidates for “All three of these winners for the peninsula are USAG-RED CLOUD—Even though the final Soldier of the Year and Noncommissioned Officer from Area I; that says it all,” said Command Sgt.selection for Soldier of the Year for the entire U. S. of the Year continued to compete in Washington Maj. Marshall Downs, USAG-RC acting CommandArmy has not been announced, three Soldiers from D.C. Sgt. Maj. “The entire IMCOM-Korea staff helpedUSAG-RC have been selected as Soldiers of the “This is an outstanding time to recognize these these Soldiers attain success, all the way from theirYear for IMCOM-Korea. Cpl. Byun, Eun Ho of great warriors,” said Lt. Col. Donald Meisler, unit NCOs to the highest levels in Korea. This alsoUSAG-RC, Pfc. Randall White of USAG-RC, and USAG-Casey garrison commander. “It was a very shows if a Soldier does compete in boards, and isStaff Sgt. Daniel Hoyt from USAG-Casey, were stiff competition; their training, leadership, and selected a winner, there are a lot of benefits.”chosen by a jury of sergeants major to compete in devotion to duty are recognized as the best amongthe Department of the Army final competition for the stiff competition they faced back in the statesNoncommissioned Officer of the year May 10. for the overall Soldier of the Year competition. They “It is very important we all recognize excellence,” performed magnificently and we are here today tosaid Brig. Gen. Al Aycock, director of IMCOM- recognize their accomplishments.”Korea. “These Soldiers are the epitome of There are many competitions in which Soldiersexcellence. Everybody in this Installation can participate, and all sharpen the Soldierly skills itManagement Command supports our Soldiers and takes to hone the greatest Army history has seen.their Families in Korea. By having examples like “Across the board, our Soldiers are stacked upthis, it gives our Civilians and our other Soldiers an against the best and they do a great job,” saidinspiration for what they do every day.” Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Witt. “If they win at the The competition for Soldier of the Year begins national capitol region, they will go on to compete inwith three days of very difficult tests. It begins with the Department of the Army board.”physical training tests as well as general knowledge “This means much to me,” said Pfc. Randall Sgt. Kenneth Reynolds accepts the IMCOM-of the U.S. Army including weapons qualifications White of USAG-RC. “It gives me some incentive Korea, KATUSA of the Year award from Brig. Gen.ending with a jury in front of a panel of Sergeant to compete for the awards again next year.” Al Aycock, Director of IMCOM-Korea, on behalfMajors. “We were up against some really great NCOs,” of Cpl. Byun, Eun Ho of HHD- USAG-RC during While the candidate for Best Korean said Staff Sgt. Daniel Hoyt, USAG-Casey. “It is a an awards ceremony at Camp Casey Aug.14.
    • 6 Aug. 24, 2007 http://imcom.korea.army.mil USAG-RC The Morning Calm Weekly ACI Recruiting Special AgentsArmy Criminal InvestigationCommand is recruiting qualifiedapplicants to serve as specialagents. Applicants must be U.S.citizens, at least 21 years old. Formore information visit: http://www.cid.army.mil. EEO/POSH Training ScheduledEEO/POSH refresher training isyearly mandatory training for USFederal Civilian employees. Therefresher training classes arescheduled for today. Supervisoryclass is from 9-11 a.m., non-supervisory is from 1-3 p.m.Classes are held in the Camp CaseyArmy Community Services Centertoday and in the USAG-RCCommunity Activity Center. AAFES Layaway Policy ChangesEffective Aug. 31, the existingAAFES layaway policy will changeto new guidelines. This change willaffect AAFES facilities worldwidethat offer the layaway program.For more information call: 732-6263/6307. Motorcycle Safety Class at Camp MobileThe next Motorcycle Safety class MARGARET BANISH-DONALDSONwill be held on Camp Mobile fromSept. 15-23. For more information (left to right) New incoming USAG-RC Deputy to the Garrison Commander, Richard Davis, meets Jamescall: 732-8529. Richardson, USAG-Casey deputy to the garrison commander, at the Aug. 17 dinner meeting with Uijeongbu, Dongducheon and Paju city leaders held at USAG-RC Mitchell’s Club. New DGC is the answer man Second Taxi Service on USAG-RC and Camp StanleyA second taxi service is in operationon USAG-RC and Camp Stanley. By Margaret Banish-Donaldson Housing Privatization courses. “I think the good thing about NSPSThis company is to help supplement USAG-Red Cloud Public Affairs Davis expects his background in is it will give us some latitude on hiringthe AAFES Airiang Taxi during USAG-RED CLOUD—Richard public works and housing will help him quicker and reaching out to a higherpeak times as requested by Soldiers Davis has a 27-year illustrious civil to meet the needs of the commander, level of qualified people to fill criticalin Area I. For more information service career making him well USAG-RC and USAG-Casey vacancies,” Davis said. “However, wecall: 732-6263/6307. qualified to assume the deputy garrison Soldiers and Civilians and their do need to get up to speed on commander position at USAG-Red Families. He is a firm believer in performance plans. I have had the Dept. of the Army Cloud. treating people as he expects to be training, but others need to know how Required Training.Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder His previous assignment was deputy treated with dignity and respect. to fill out performance standards fortraining and Mild Traumatic Brain to the garrison commander for the “My main focus is to concentrate their employees.”Injury training will be held in the European Region Transformation on our Army Performance In the midst of support for theCamp Red Cloud Theater Aug. 30 Group in Wurzburg, Germany. In Improvement Criteria, Strategic standard garrison organization atand Sept. 6. All United States addition, he held positions as executive Planning and Army Communities of USAG-RC Davis is a firm believer inCivilians and U.S. Military are officer for the 414th BSB and deputy Excellence,” Davis said. “By working making sure to meet the needs of therequired to attend training on either director of the directorate of public these three different programs we can commander at USAG-Casey also.date. For more information call: works for the 104th ASG in Hanua, get recognition from the Department “During the transformation, I had 17732-9103. Germany; plus two tours in Korea and of the Army. It is just a way of looking installations spread throughout one tour in Panama. at ourselves and making ourselves a Germany for which I was Mitchell’s “I joined the Army right after school better organization. It cannot be done responsible,” Davis said “There were Dates to Remember and spent three years in the military,” overnight or by next year. This will many lessons learned that I hope toMitchell’s Customer Appreciation Davis said. “Afterwards, I went to take at least three years to implement.” incorporate into our master plan for theNight will be today at 5 p.m. Furthermore, Davis plans to look at future, which is what I will be doing work for the Bureau of Reclamation for awhile and then went to the ways to improve the homepage with the directorate of public works USAG-RC and Area I website Department of Army and attended website, establishing a common file and plans, integration and analysisLog onto the USAG-RC - Area Iwebsite for more News and Notes, college in the evenings graduating with service for staff call slides; providing office using the milestones we haveweather, MWR events information, a bachelor ’s degree from the and tracking yearly training for military, been given by higher headquarters.”and information regarding all events University of Maryland.” Civilians, American and Korean; Davis believes bringing it all togetherand all subjects regarding Warrior In addition, his other advance holding in-process reviews for events, will require introspection, awareness,life in Korea: http:// education includes the Army and ensuring everyone is familiar with courage, opportunity, wisdom andima.korea.army.mil/area1/sites/local Management Staff College, Garrison the National Security Personnel diligence. The process is ever Commander ’s Course and Army System. changing.
    • The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-RC Aug 24, 2007 http://imcom.korea.army.mil 7 USAG-RC honors Women’s Women’s Day, Title Equality Day, Title IX By Margaret Banish-Donaldson programs and activities, course offerings and access, USAG-RC Public Affairs counseling, financial aid, employment assistance, USAG-RED CLOUD—The Equal Opportunity facilities and housing, health and insurance benefits, Office observance of Women’s Equality Day was marital and parental status, scholarships, sexual celebrated Aug. 15 at Mitchell’s Club, with guest harassment, and athletics. speaker, USAG-RC Army Chaplain (Maj.) Carol “Because of Title IX, I was able to play on the Highsmith. In August 1987, Highsmith was ordained girl’s basketball team,” Highsmith said. “We played as a minister in her hometown church, North Christian by the boys rules. I thought girl sports had finally Church, Columbus, Ind. Currently, she is endorsed arrived. Women’s Equality Day is about all the girls by the Evangelical Church Alliance. who do not want to be tied down to old ways of Highsmith attended elementary school in the 1960s doing things. It is about encouraging our young and high school in the early 1970s, during the Vietnam women to be bold enough and courageous enough to era. She was considered a tomboy because she loved live out their dreams.” sports. While basketball and soccer have achieved a certain “I loved basketball, baseball, swimming, and level of exposure and funding, other sports are not anything that involved excitement in sports,” Highsmith receiving adequate promotion. A study found that some said. “So you might understand why I did not take female athletes must work two jobs to support kindly to the teacher who broke up a fight between themselves—all the while trying to maintain peak me and a boy who would not share his basketball physical condition. with me during recess. The teacher decided from that “I am not sure where you are in life, what your day on no girl would be allowed to play basketball dreams are, what your circumstances might be, but I during recess.” do know God has designed each one of you Title IX came along June 23, 1972, which was the intentionally with a plan and a purpose,” Highsmith first comprehensive federal law to prohibit sex said. “Don’t allow others to limit you. Live your life MARGARET BANISH-DONALDSON discrimination against students and employees of so that when you are as old as I am, you will have noSgt. lst Class Duane Park, Equal Opportunity educational institutions. Title IX benefits both males regrets.”Office, introduces guest speaker, Army Chaplain and females, and is at the heart of efforts to create The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,(Maj.) Carol Highsmith, to a crowd of civilians gender equitable schools. The law requires educational which granted women the right to vote, was ratifiedand Soldiers at the Women’s Equality Day institutions to maintain policies, practices and Aug. 26, 1920. This was the culmination of the longobservance held Aug. 15 at USAG-RC Mitchell’s programs that do not discriminate against anyone based struggle by women searching for the right to vote. InClub.Title IX came along June 23, 1972, which on sex. 1971, the U.S. Congress designated Aug. 26 aswas the first comprehensive federal law to Under this law, males and females are expected to Women’s Equality Day to commemorate the page ofprohibit sex discrimination against students and receive fair and equal treatment in all arenas of public the 19th Amendment and to celebrate women’semployees of educational institutions. schooling: recruitment, admissions, educational continuing efforts toward equality.Incheon English students visit CaseyBy Jim Cunningham to Hovey,” Toepper said. “PleasantUSAG-RC Public Affairs showed the children what it is like for USAG-CASEY—More than 100 the Soldiers and what is available toEnglish students from Incheon came them. He showed them the CAC,to USAG-Casey Aug. 16 to learn what Bowling Center, Post Exchange andit is like to be a Soldier in the U.S. Army. what it is like to be an American Soldier “We have children coming from the in Korea.”Incheon City Youth Center where they The Good Neighbor Program ishave an English Camp,” said Steve where everyone is involved at USAG-Toepper, director USAG-Casey public Casey, Morale, Welfare, andlibrary. “The children come in and Recreation members as well as BOSSstudy English two times per month.” members, according to Toepper. Toepper volunteers at the Incheon “We do annual summer readingCity Youth Center as an English programs and events,” Toepper said.teacher and had the idea of inviting JIM CUNNINGHAM “This is the final program to our annualthem to USAG-Casey to experience Children of the Incheon City Youth Center admire the 29th Armor Brigade Summer Reading Program.”what it is like to be a Soldier in the while visiting the static display. When the children reached the 29thU.S. Army when asked to answer Armor Brigade static display, theremany questions the children have Maj. Stephen Grey so we got the “Their visit today will start in the were many exciting things waiting forabout the American Army. armor brigade involved, which makes library,” Toepper said. “We begin with them. “We thought this is a good good teamwork with the library. BOSS a story hour; have lunch, then visit the “Today the children saw an M-1opportunity to show what Camp Casey and armor brigade made the Good Fire Department. After the visit to the Abrams tank,” said Staff Sgt. Stevenand the Soldiers are about and just Neighbor Program project for USAG- Fire Department we will go to the 29th Shrock, 29th Armor Brigade. “Also, anhave a good time,” Toepper said. “I Casey.” Armor Brigade for a static display that M-2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle.”talked with Herbert Pleasant, director The Incheon City Youth Center Col. Christopher Queen and Command The children are allowed to goat the Hovey Community Activities English students meet twice each Sgt. Maj. Grey have set up.” inside the vehicles and put on helmetsCenter. I told him we were going to week. Toepper volunteers to meet with The static display features an that Soldiers wear.invite some guests from Incheon. He the students to teach concepts in the American Soldier and a Korean “The Summer Reading Programsuggested I get Bettor Opportunities English language such as colors and Augmentation to the U.S. Army closes after today, but we will continuefor Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers different English words to start the Soldier to explain the static displays to on with our preschool program for theinvolved. BOSS agreed to help out students on a foundation for learning the children. children from USAG-Casey,” Toepperalong with the help of Command Sgt. proper English through experience. “We wrap up the day by going over said.
    • Aug. 24, 2007 Page 9Chairman plants tree, thanks troops for serviceJoint Chiefs of Staff Chairmanhas message for ServicemembersBy David McNallyUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — General officersfrom across U.S. Forces Korea converged at theDragon Hill Lodge Aug. 16 to make a personalpresentation to retiring Chairman of the Joint Chiefsof Staff Gen. Peter Pace. Eighth U.S. Army Commander Lt. Gen. DavidP. Valcourt joined the chairman in ceremoniouslyplanting an East Asian cherry tree near the pagodaoverlooking the DHL courtyard. Valcourt unveiled a stone monument that reads,“Thank you Sir for your 40 years of dedicated serviceto the Corps and Country.” Pace said he understood the significance of treeplanting in Korea, where the Japanese occupationand Korean War left the mountains and forests barefor decades. Planting trees is symbolic of Korea’sgrowth and stability. “Hopefully I’ll be able to come back and visit nowand then and see how it’s doing,” Pace said. “It’s aspecial gift that took some thought and I really appreciate it.” Pace said he had just Editor’s Note: come from a meeting For more news with Korean President coverage of the Roh Moo-hyun where Chairman’s he was awarded the Order of National Yongsan visit, Security Medal. The see Page 16 award is the republic’s highest for those whohave contributed to national security. After the ceremony, the chairman gave a shortinterview to AFN-Korea and the Morning CalmWeekly. PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLY Pace talked about the success of the Korean- Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Peter Pace (left) ceremoniously plants an East Asian cherry tree with 8th U.S. ArmyAmerican alliance. He said American and Korean Commander Lt. Gen. David P Valcourt Aug. 16 behind the Dragon Hill Lodge. .forces have made it possible for stability to exist onthe Korean peninsula. “This country continues to prosper and that canonly be made possible by a stable securityenvironment that has been provided for over 50 yearsnow through the partnership between the UnitedStates and the Republic of Korea,” he said. Pace also gave a sincere ‘thank you’ to U.S.Servicemembers in Korea. “I think sometimes guys and gals serving heremight wonder to themselves if what they are doingis useful,” he said. “Things are happening in Iraq. Above: Gen. Peter Pace speaks with the media following aThings are happening in Afghanistan. Why aren’t tree planting ceremony.we there? Why aren’t we doing our jobs there? I Left: Pace thanks Servicemembers for contributions to peacewould say to you ... every day that Korea is not in and security on the Korean peninsula.the headlines is another day where we have doneour jobs exactly right.” Pace will complete a 40-year career with the U.S. matter is if you’re there in uniform, the mission needs Pace told leaders to look around at the peopleMarine Corps when he retires Oct. 1. for you to be doing that job, and therefore embrace seeking leadership. The chairman had two pieces of advice for young it. Grow where you are planted.” “Give them the best leadership that you can,” heServicemembers. The general also spoke to leaders at all levels. said. “If you do those two things, grow where you “Grow where you are planted,” he said. “A lot of “It works by the same logic that leaders often are planted and on the leadership side, take care ofus think we should be doing a specific job at a specific find themselves where they prefer not to be, but the the people in youre charge of, you will have atime. We’re disappointed that we didn’t get to go Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines under their successful 40 years or four years, whatever the caseexactly where we wanted to go. The fact of the command deserve honest leadership.” may be.”
    • 10 Aug. 24, 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 forall freshman and new students. There PHOTOS BY CPL. KIM SANG-WOOKwill be a welcome assembly in the Above: Jose Echevarria serves himself some Dragon Hill Lodge food Aug. 6.SAHS auditorium with distribution of Right: DHL worker Im Song-pol makes an Italian Cuisine. Dragon Hill spotlights catering servicesschedules. Dismissal will be 2:45 p.m.Buses will operate regular hours. The new school year begins for allreturning SAHS students Tuesday. By Cpl. Kim Sang-wook any kind of catering services here at “We planned this event fourStudents will pick up their schedules USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs the hotel.” weeks ago with our DHL staff,” saidbefore school and report to their B1 YONGSAN GARRISON — The Holland said the purpose of the Executive Chef Tim Mitchell. “Eachfirst period class. Dismissal will be 2:45p.m. Buses will operate regular hours. Dragon Hill Lodge held a “Catering expo was to promote the catering customer has their own needs and There will be a Seoul American High Expo” earlier this month to highlight program. She said DHL could cover a we can help guests customize theSchool Open House 4-6 p.m. Sept. 6 unique party setups and capabilities. wide range of events such as weddings, menu.”for parents, teachers and students. For hungry community members, the receptions and meetings with Mitchell praised the DHL staffFor information, call 738-8140. DHL Mezzanine was the place to be customized food setups requested efforts for preparing the event both Aug. 6. from the consumer. materially and morally. American Red Cross The event gave a glimpse for the “We hope people can get some ideas “The quality, amount and texture Seeks Applicants community on how it provides hotel when planning an event,” Holland said. of everything is really good,” saidThe American Red Cross is seeking standard reception, VIP set-up, special The Dragon caters more than 100 expo visitor Joe Gall. “From what Imotivated individuals to provide wedding plans and complimentary events are served in a year, she said. have seen of their decorations, layoutemergency communications and cuisines. The Mezzanine was decorated with and customer service, everythingcasework services to members of theArmed Forces and their Families. The “The purpose of the event is to various versions of events and people they do is topnotch.”applicant must be an American citizen; show what DHL can do for catering were able to glimpse inside and taste Services are only available toat least 18 years of age; a high school services in the community,” said DHL free food offered by DHL. The staff authorized DoD identification cardgraduate; have base access; and Sales and Marketing Director Roxanne prepared seafood, grilled meats, holders. For information, call 738-possess basic computer skills. For Holland. “It is an opportunity for us to beverages and desserts for expo 2222 or visit the DHL homepageinformation, call 738-3670. do small, elegant and simple setups for visitors. http://dragonhilllodge.com. Garrison HotlineCommunicate directly with the Army supervisors learn equal opportunity issuesGarrison Commander with your By Cpl. Kim Sang-wooksuggestions, comments and valuable USAG-Yongsan Public Affairsfeedback at the new USAG-YongsanHotline by sending an e-mail to YONGSAN GARRISON — Army employees refreshusagyongsanhotline@korea.army.mil. their equal employment opportunity knowledge each yearCommunity members can also leave in order to improve the working environment. This year,voicemail at 738-3484. the Installation Management Command–Korea Equal Employment Office presented different topics of disputes Garrison Calendar and resolutions to training participants Aug. 14 at the DragonConnect to the Garrison Calendar from Hill Lodge Pagoda Room.the USFK Global by opening Calendar, “The purpose of the training is to refresh the supervisorsselect “Open a Shared Calendar,” type knowledge concerning EEO and Prevention of Sexualyongsan, click OK, select Yongsan Harassment,” said EEO Specialist and Instructor Michaelagain and click OK. For information,call 738-7354. Gaskey. “It’s conducted as a proactive measure to help ensure that supervisors and managers have the most current Newcomer’s Welcome knowledge to assist them in the performance of their dutiesThe American Forces’ Spouses’ Club specifically where it related to EEO.”is hosting a Newcomer’s Welcome and Gaskey presented two two-hour sessions to employeesActivities Sign Up at the Dragon Hill in the morning and supervisors in the afternoon. He saidLodge Naija Ballroom 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. the supervisors and managers have responsibilities to makeThursday, Aug. 30. This is an office environments more valuable by extinguishing sexualinformational event only and the sale harassment and other illegal discrimination acts.of goods is not permitted. For “We basically talked about the disability process andinformation, send e-mail. sexual harassment in the morning with the employees,” he said. “For managers and supervisors, we covered more Garrison Web Site detailed information compared to the employees.”For more news and information, the EEO is a principle that asserts all people should workweather forecast, heat index based on a merit and advance regardless of race, sex, color,information and even a community religion, disability status, national origin or age. Gaskeytelephone book, visit the U.S. Army mentioned that all factors could violate in any workstations.Garrison-Yongsan Web site at http:// There are two types of sexual harassment: Quid proyongsan.korea.army.mil. See Equal Page 12 Equal,
    • The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-Y Aug. 24, 2007 http://yongsan.korea.army.mil 11Lovesick Radio rocks Yongsan Main Post ClubBy Pfc. Jung Jae-hoonUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — The Pop-rockband “Lovesick Radio” performed live at the MainPost Club, Aug. 18, treating community membersto a full night of rock and roll. Lovesick Radio is well known for their ‘powerpop rock, edge music’ and they describethemselves as an “unapologetic arena pop-rockband that you actually want to hear.” The band’s song list included Lovesick Radiooriginals such as “Boys Don’t Matter”, “Take Me PHOTOS BY CPL. JUNG JAE-HOONHome Tonight” and well-known rock favorites that Lovesick Radio plays the Main Post Club Aug. 18.excited the rock loving crowd. Lovesick Radio is currently working on a newalbum. The people who attended this concertwere among the first to listen to the new music. “Nobody deserves to rock out and letthemselves go more than the troops,” saidLovesick Radio front man Justin Theriault. “Weplan on making sure that happens.” Guitarist Dave Harris shows a wild head bang. Theriault hoped that they will bring thecommunity members a piece of America that theywill never forget. “You guys rock,” he said. “You people are anamazing crowd, we had so much fun and I hopeyou guys feel the same also.” This was the second tour in Korea for the band,sponsored by Armed Forces Entertainment goingthrough Okinawa, Guam, Japan and Korea, andthey hope to do more tours in the future. See Lovesick Page 12 Lovesick, Josh McGee performs a powerful drum beat. Lead Singer Justin Theriault roars during their concert.
    • 12 Aug. 24, 2007 http://yongsan.korea.army.mil USAG-Y The Morning Calm Weekly Labor Day, Sept. 3 T he upcoming Labor Day At a minimum, safety briefings weekend marks the end of should address: adverse consequences the summer season. of alcohol abuse (including the hazardsTraditionally, many of our of drinking and driving), hazardsServicemembers, Soldiers, Civilian associated with driving on heavilyemployees and their Family Members traveled Korean roads, thewill take advantage of the last long requirement to use seat belts, adjustingholidays of summer to visit families, speed limits to conditions, taking restfriends and favorite recreational areas, breaks when needed, being familiarand will be at risk as they participate with the areas when hiking andin outdoor activities. camping and using caution in sports To avoid accidents during this high- and recreational activities.risk period, all personnel need to Accordingly, commanders,exercise good safety practices in all supervisors and parents should talkactivities. Leaders should ensure that with your personnel and Familyall their subordinates are briefed on Members about safety awarenesscommon safety problems associated before the Labor Day weekend begins.with holiday celebrations. The only Your firm commitment to ensuring theway to ensure a safe and happy holiday safety of lives entrusted to our careis for everyone to closely adhere to will aid in fulfilling out goal of anrecognized recreational safety accident-free holiday weekend.principles. Have a safe and happy holiday!Equal from Page 10quo and hostile work environment Gaskey said. “As far as NSPS isQuid pro quo is “this for that, favor for concerned, it is a new program that isa favor,” Dewar explained. It could be scheduled to be implemented later thiswhere a supervisor is looking for sexual year.”favors in return for employee benefits. The new system is a performance- A hostile workplace defined in EEO based system, which will evaluatehandouts as conduct that personnel by their contribution and“unreasonably interferes with job compensate them with bonuses.performance or creates an The EEO should have a better ideaintimidating, hostile, or offensive after the first evaluation cycle, Gaskeyworking environment.” said. Gaskey also mentioned the new “We’re here to help you,” Gaskeypersonnel system, the National said. “EEO is the proponent forSecurity Personnel System, which will disability and reasonableinfluence Army workers. accommodation issues.” “We see a lot of promotion, More than 30 managers attend theselection and extension complaint,” training.Lovesick from Page 11 “It was great, they did a lot of cover of concerts that are sponsored by USOsongs which reminded me of home,” or Armed Forces Entertainment aresaid U.S. Army Garrison- Yongsan always a good opportunity to meetPfc. Scott Launderville. “These kinds celebrities without having to pay.” Yongsan Connect to the Yongsan Calendar! 1. Open Microsoft Outlook. Go to Calendar and click “Open a Shared Calendar.” 2. Type yongsan and click OK. Then choose Yongsan from the list and click OK.
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    • 14 Aug. 24, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil The Morning Calm Weekly August 24-30 Evan Almighty Evan Almighty Live Free Or Die Hard Rush Hour 3 Ratatouille Waitress Evan Almighty (PG) 8:30 p.m. (PG) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (G) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (PG) 8:30 p.m. The Bourne Ultimatum The Bourne Ultimatum The Bourne Ultimatum Evan Almighty No Show No Show No Show (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. Rush Hour 3 Rush Hour 3 Rush Hour 3 Next Next The Condemned The Condemned (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. Licence To Wed Rush Hour 3 Licence To Wed Oceans Thirteen Rush Hour 3 Evan Almighty Pirates Of The Caribbean 3 (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. The Simpsons Movie Knocked Up Georgia Rule No Show No Show No Show Evan Almighty (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. Pirates Of The Carribean: At Live Free Or Die Hard — On the Rush Hour 3 — While in Paris, Lee Evan Almighty — Newly elected Stardust — A young man named Worlds End — Will Turner and July 4th holiday, an attack on the and Carter inadvertently get mixed up to Congress, the polished, preening Tristan tries to win the heart of Elizabeth Swann are allied with vulnerable United States with the Chinese Triad crew. LAPD newscaster, Evan Baxter, is the next Victoria, the beautiful but cold object Captain Barbossa in a desperate infrastructure begins to shut down detective James Carter and Chinese one anointed by God to accomplish of his desire, by going on a quest to quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow the entire nation. The mysterious Chief Inspector Lee travel to Paris to a holy mission--walking in the retrieve a fallen star. His journey takes from his mind-bending trap in Davy figure behind the scheme has figured battle a wing of the Chinese organized footsteps of Bruce Almighty. Evan him to a mysterious and forbidden Jones locker. At the same time, the out every modern angle -- but he crime family, the Triads. Rated PG-13 leaves Buffalo behind and land beyond the walls of his village. terrifying ghost ship, The Flying never figured on an old-school (action violence, sexual content, shepherds his family to suburban On his odyssey, Tristan finds the star,.Dutchman and Davy Jones, under the "analog" fly in the "digital" ointment: nudity, language) 97 minutes northern Virginia. Once there, his life which has transformed into a striking control of the East India Trading John McClane. No mask. No cape. gets turned upside-down when God girl name Yvaine. However, Tristan is Company, wreaks havoc across the No problem. Rated PG-13 (action appears and mysteriously commands not the only one seeking the star. A Seven Seas. Now headed beyond violence, language, sexual situation) him to build an ark. 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    • The Morning Calm Weekly Aug. 24, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil 15 USAG-Yongsan —Worship Services—Catholic Mass Sunday 8 a.m. South Post Chapel 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel Tues./Wed. 12:05 p.m. 121 Hospital Chapel Mon./Thur./Fri1 12:05p.m. Memorial Chapel 1st Sat. 9a.m. Memorial ChapelJewish Friday 7 p.m. South Post ChapelEpiscopal Sunday 10 a.m. Memorial ChapelUnited Pent. Sunday 1:30 p.m. Memorial ChapelCollective Prot. Sunday 8 a.m. Memorial Chapel(Weekly Communion) 9:30 a.m. 121 Hospital Chapel(Korean) 9:30 a.m. Hannam Village 10 a.m. South Post Chapel 10 a.m. MTF (R.O.C.K.) 10:30 a.m. K-16 Chapel 11 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel(Gospel) Noon South Post ChapelKATUSA Thursday 6:30 p.m. Memorial ChapelKCFA 2nd Tues. 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel 3rd Tues. 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel Area II Chaplains Chaplain (LTC) James P King (Area II Staff Chaplain) . james.p.king@korea.army.mil or DSN 738-3009 Chaplain (MAJ) Adolph G. DuBose (Deputy Area II CH) adolph.g.dubose@korea.army.mil or DSN 738-4043 Chaplain (MAJ) Leo Mora Jr. (Family Life Chaplain) leo.mora@korea.army.mil or DSN 736-3018 John Antes, MWR entertainment director, USAG-RC, passed away here Aug. 21. John dedicated much of his professional career to entertaining Soldiers and will be missed by all who knew him.
    • 16 Aug. 24, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil Feature The Morning Calm Weekly PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLYJoint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Peter Pace speaks to nearly 1,000 Yongsan community members Aug. 16 at a Collier Field House town hall meeting.Joint Chiefs Chairman visits Yongsan GarrisonRetiring Marine general Enlisted Advisor, Sgt. Maj. William J. Gainey, who stood on stage with him. a career that spans more than four decades. Pace is a 1967 graduate of the United States Navalthanks all Servicemembers The chairman spoke about the importance of the Academy. He served as the principal military advisor U.S. Forces Korea mission. He said it was a good to the President, the Secretary of Defense, the NationalBy David McNally thing USFK was not on the forefront of the nightly Security Council, and the Homeland Security CouncilUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs news. since September 2005. Before becoming Chairman, YONGSAN GARRISON — Joint Chiefs of Staff “Every day that you do not see U.S. Forces Korea Pace served as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs ofChairman Gen. Peter Pace met with nearly 1,000 U.S. on the TV screen or on the front page is a win,” he Staff. According to his official biography, the generaland Korean servicemembers, civilian employees and said. “Why? Because the things that we are doing in holds the distinction of being the first Marine to havefamily members at a Collier Field House town hall Iraq and Afghanistan are important, but they’re only served in either of these positions.meeting Aug. 16. important because the international community failed Pace traveled to Korea with his wife Lynne. He and “If you hear me say nothing else this morning, let to find a peaceful solution to the problem.” his family were stationed at Yongsan 1986-88 whenme say to you, thank you for what you do for our Pace told the gathering that what they were doing he was a lieutenant colonel on the USFK staff.country,” Pace told the enthusiastic crowd. with their lives, serving in Korea, allows for a strength The general also held a town hall meeting with the The general introduced and praised his Senior and presence that brings continued peace to the Osan Air Base community earlier in the day. peninsula. “You are the reason that Korea is strong and free,” he said. During a question and answer period, Pace fielded queries from curious Servicemembers on topics ranging from his retirement plans to the future of Iraq and Guantanamo Bay. In response to a question from the audience, the general said a military draft was not being considered. “I am absolutely confident that we will prevail against all enemies,” Pace said. “General Pace touched on a lot of different issuesA Korean Augmentee to the U.S. Army poses a question. from Iraq to the terrorists held at Gitmo; however, the The chairman answers questions from the audience. most important thing he said was his thank you to the Servicemembers and their Family Members here in Korea,” said U.S. Army Capt. Wendall Hall, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 501st Military Intelligence Battalion. “He sets a great example.” Following the town hall meeting, the general shook hands with everyone at Collier Field House and passed out his personal coin. “This is my way of saying thank you for all you do,” he said. The general will retire from active duty Oct. 1, endingThe chairman shakes hands with members of the audience. Spc. Rosa Mendoza applauds as the general arrives.
    • 18 Aug. 24, 2007 http://imcom.korea.army.mil The Morning Calm Weekly MWR EventsStanley Baird Tour (Sept. 3-10) Fresh off the release of Traffic Jam, their celebrated fourth CD for Saxony Records, The Stanley Baird Group brings their blend of Island-influencedjazz to the stage for some tasty chops. Fronted by saxophone legend Stanley Baird, this seven-pieced ensemble is as spicy as jerk rub, yet as cool as a Caribbean breeze. Sept. 4, Camp Casey, Gateway Club,7 p.m. Sept. 5, Taegu Air Base, Jake’s Place, 7 p.m. Sept. 6, Chinhae Navy Base, Duffy’s All Hands, 7 p.m. Sept. 7, Kunsan Air Base, Loring Club, 8 p.m. Sept. 8, Osan Air Base Officer’s Club Parkling Lot, 6:15 p.m. Sep 9, USAG-RC, TBA Han River Cruise (8 Sept.) Seoul, Korea, BOSS Soldiers will sailthe Han River enjoying a casino cruise on Sept. 8 and tour Seoul via bus, Sept. 9.The theme is “Maverick” and costumesare encouraged. No jeans, shorts, tank tops, or tennis shoes permitted. Open to active duty U.S. Military only.Deadline for ticket purchase is Sept. 4. Tickets are $25 per person. Contactyour local CAC to make a reservation. RC Street & Dirt Track Rally The regional RC “Car Wars” will takeplace at the K-16 RC Race Track Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. Event includes a Car Show & Shine Competition, Buggy Class Competition, Monster Truck Class Competition, Drag Race, and Best of Show. Awards will be presented following the completion of races. Registration deadline is Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. andrequires a $10 entry fee payable at the time of registration. Open to allauthorized MWR patrons. Contact your local CAC for more information. Photo Contest Awards CeremonyCalling all photographers! Theres just enough time to get out and start snapping. Submit entries for the peninsula-wide 2007 Photo Contest! The five categories include: People, Place, Object, Military Life, and Experimental Processes. Three classes include: Black and White Prints, Color Prints, and Short Film.Contact your local MWR Arts & Crafts Center for more information, or call U.S. Army Soldier show to tour Korea DSN 725-6070. No. 1. The 1943 film version featured a Upcoming Events military cast starring, among others, Oct. 10-12, USAG-Humphreys MWR Marketing Soldier.” The first Army Soldier Show, Ronald Reagan, Gene Kelly and Joe AFAP Conference IMCOM-Korea Region “Yip Yip Yaphank,” conceived and Lewis. Oct. 13, Tae Kwon Do YONGSAN GARRISON — The directed by Sgt. Irving Berlin, appeared Concert brought to you by Army Camp Humphreys U.S. Army Soldier Show is a high- on Broadway in 1918. Entertainment & MWR. For more energy 90-minute live musical review The headquarters of the U.S. Army information, contact DSN 723-3749. Oct. 17-20, Boxing, Camp Carroll showcasing the talents of active duty Entertainment Division at Fort Belvoir, Oct. 21-31, Bombshell Tour Soldiers who are selected by audition home of the U.S. Army Soldier Show, Soldier Show Schedule Various Installations from throughout the Army. They are was dedicated to Irving Berlin and named Oct. 24-26, USAG-Yongsan AFAP amateur artists who have a passion for the Irving Berlin Center on Oct. 30, Sept. 1 Camp Casey Conference music, dance and performing. 2002. Sept. 2 Camp Casey The show will visit Army installations The U.S. Army Soldier Show was Sept. 5 Camp Walker Oct. 24-27, Soccer, Camp Walker in Korea from Sept. 1-14. reincarnated during World War II on Sept. 6 Camp Walker Oct. 27, Wrestling, Camp Casey The motto, mission and philosophy Broadway under the title “This is the Sept. 9 Camp Humphreys of the show were established during Army,” written, directed and produced Sept. 12 Yongsan Oct. 1 - Nov. 3, Flag Football Camp Casey World War I by a Russian immigrant, by Irving Berlin. Sept. 13 Yongsan Sgt. Israel Beilin (Irving Berlin): Cast and crew were all members of Sept. 14 Camp Eagle/Long “Entertainment for the Soldier, by the U.S Army Special Services Company
    • Aug. 24, 2007 Page 21Deployed Marines find unexpectedcomfort far from home during UFLBy Bob McElroyUSAG Humphreys Public AffairsBARAN LIFE SUPPORT AREA —When Marine Pfc. ChristopherMueller deployed recently from Okinawa to Korea for exercise Ulchi FocusLens he thought it would be a typical Marine field exercise with austereliving conditions. Much to his surprise however, he and his fellow Marines found themselvesat the Baran Life Support Area with many of the comforts they enjoy at theirhome base. Set up on a soccer field at a Republic of Korea Marine Base, the BaranLSA provides the Marines air conditioned sleeping and eating tents, hot showers,a mini-shoppette, a Morale, Welfare and Recreation tent and a two chairbarbershop, also in an air conditioned tent. “This is better than I expected,” Mueller said. “I thought we’d be in two-man tents with no messhall. I didn’t think we’d have air conditioning or ashoppette.” Mueller, a native of Lousiville, Ky., is a radio operator for the 7thCommunications Battalion based in Okinawa. Another Marine who appreciated the creature comforts Baran offers wasPfc. Juan Ramirez, an administrative clerk in the 3rd Marines HeadquartersGroup, also in Okinawa. Ramirez said compared to a June deployment he made to Australia, Baran is“fine” and much better than he anticipated. In Australia, Ramirez said, the Marines camped in two-person tents at aplace called Camp Growler and didn’t even have running water. “We didn’t have the same facilities we have here,” Ramirez noted. Had the Marines landed at Baran in early July though, they’d have found asun-baked dirt soccer field rather than a tent city with some creature comforts. LSA Mayor, Army Staff Sgt. Robert Swanson from Headquarters andHeadquarters Company U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys explained how thefacility developed. “We started setting it up on July 9; first we laid the flooring and then set up PHOTOS BY BOB MCELROYthe tents,” Swanson said. (above) Staff Sgt. Peter Henz, an Okinawa-based Marine took a break Members of the 22nd Korea Service Corps did most of the work setting up for a quick haircut from Hong Flower a barber at the AAFES barbershopthe tents and support facilities, Swanson said. at the Baran Life Support Area. (bottom left) AAFES barber, Chantel, Swanson said the camp was ready by Aug. 7 and houses more than 500. gives Okinawa-based Marine Staff Sgt. Kevin Kline a relaxing facial When the Marines began arriving from Okinawa they quickly set to making massage at the LSA. (bottom right) Staff Sgt. Robert Swanson of HHC,it their own, expanding the changing areas in the showers and holding a daily USAG Humphreys, is the Mayor of the Baran Life Support Area.barbecue fundraiser to buy special commemorative coins to hand out at the endof the exercise. The Marines also have a small camp services group led by a gunnery sergeant Now that the LSA is up and running, Swanson remains on site with a small who ensures the LSA is well-maintained throughout the exercise.detachment of Soldiers who provide maintenance and support. USAG Humphreys also set up and runs LSAs at Camp Long and Yongin in There is also a KATUSA Soldier who acts as a translator at the LSA. support of UFL.
    • 22 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Aug. 24, 2007 USAG-H The Morning Calm Weekly CDC Teacher Needed Soldiers, Family members host English camp at Wonju EnclaveChild 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. Zhenya and Alisa TownleySalary is $13.12- $15.69 per hour. Great Wonju Enclavebenefits package, including medical, CAMPS Long and Eagle - Uniteddental, 401K and COLA. Qualifications: States and KATUSA Soldiers andPossess and maintain one of the Family members of the Wonjufollowing: Child Development Enclave welcomed 48 children ofAssociate, Army School Age Credential Shimyang Won Orphanage to Camp(Boys and Girls of Club America) or Long for an English camp andArmy Practicum, Possess AA degreewith major emphasis in childcare. birthday celebration.Preferred: Possess BA/BS degree with Elisabeth Townley, a Familya major emphasis on ECE, Elementary member, led the march with SoldierEducation, Child Development, Home assistance by teaching an English classEconomics or Special Education. where the kids practiced introducing themselves and announcing the names U.S. Army Reservists Wanted of family members through interactiveThe 343rd Support Center, USAG and fun games. The English class wasHumphreys, is seeking Soldiersinterested in continuing to serve in the only part of the activities for the day.U.S. Army Reserves. You will retain PX, The kids took a tour of theCommissary, MWR, banking and postal installation which ended at theprivileges just like active duty. Soldiers swimming pool where they enjoyed thewill be retrained in open MOS slots. cool water on a hot day.For more information contact Richard The day ended with a barbeque andScott at USAG Humphreys 753-8634 or a birthday party for the five childrenScottRW@korea.army.mil. from the orphanage. COURTESY PHOTO “We partnered with this orphanage U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers and Family members from Wonju Enclave Intermediate-level Education pose for a photo with children from Shimyang Won Orphanage. about six months ago and this was theILE Phase I course will be held Sept.10-12 in Yongsan. The course is aimed first time we hosted them,” said Maj. job in preparing for and spending time complete with a cake and a magicat Army Reserve majors and captains, Bruce Townley, garrison commander with the children,” Townley said. show.but active duty officers can attend. for Camps Long and Eagle. KATUSA Soldiers have been The Soldiers and Family membersAfter completion of the course the “They are a great group of kids, teaching English at the orphanage on of the Wonju Enclave area continueofficers will be Military Education Level and they seemed to have had a a weekly basis, and the Townley family to build strong bonds as well as4 (MEL4) qualified. Contact Lt. Col. wonderful time today.” “Our and various Soldiers provide a monthly develop long lasting impressions withDennis Davenport, 723-4394, volunteers always do an outstanding English class and a birthday party the local community.Dennis.Davenport@korea.army.mil. Army Reserve Command Position VacancyThe Commander’s position for the343rd Support Center, will be availableto interested Army Reserve lieutenantcolonels and majors NLT Oct 1. The343rd Spt. Ctr. is located at USAGHumphreys, authorized 34 Soldiers, andis subordinate to the 501st SBDE.Contact Lt. Col. Davenport, 723-4394,Dennis.Davenport@korea.army.mil. Bowling League to StartThe Wednesday night bowling leaguewill have a meeting for team captainsAug. 29 at 6 p.m. at USAG HumphreysBowling Center. Registration is nowopen for participants. Indoor Pool ClosureUSAG Humphreys indoor pool is nowclosed for repairs. The pool will re-openin two to three weeks. Please send us your stories and photos To submit information for publishing ‘It’s a Rap’ CANDACE GODFREYin The Morning Calm Weekly, USAG- Humphrey’s common pages or for submissions for the News & Notes section, call 754-6132, 8847 or 8598. Lisa Hays reads to area children during the final day of the reading program. The USAG Humphreys You can also e-mail all of your Library Summer Reading Program came to a close Aug. 14. Children listened to numerous stories and information to received certificates and prizes for the number of stories they read through-out the summer. The program andre.butler@korea.army.mil. was a success with approximately 35 children participating.
    • USAG-HThe Morning Calm Weekly 23 Aug. 24, 2007 http://imcom.korea.army.mil35th Air Defense Artillery unit supports ‘GoodNeighbor’ program, hosts party for kidsBy Pfc. Gretchen Goodrich “The commander handed out gifts to the children had to leave the room at that point or else I would35th Air Defense Artillery Public Affairs for the Soldiers who couldn’t physically be there, have cried,” said Johnson.OSAN Air Base - Thirty-five Soldiers from and many Soldiers, including the first sergeant, After all the children received their backpack,Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 35th Air adopted more than one orphan to take care of.” they ran off to their rooms and shared their newDefense Artillery Brigade, made one of their For many of the Soldiers from the air defense gadgets with each other. Some even traded candyannual stops at the Ae-Hyang Won orphanage as battlation who participated, the best part was seeing for pencils and other knickknacks.part of their “Back to School Jam” project Aug. the children’s facial expressions as they received The Soldiers toured the building, spent time with18. their backpack and rummaged their way though its the children and had lunch served by the orphanage Eighty children from the orphanage received contents. staff.backpacks full of school supplies from pens and “The best part for me was seeing the children’s Many of the children are at the orphanagepencils to notebooks and glue sticks as part of the faces light up and watch them open their backpacks because their parents can’t afford to raise them orbattery’s activity to help get the children back to their parents have passed away.school with all the right equipment. Because the orphanage can’t always afford to “It’s always good when we’re able to give back get the right school supplies, having the batteryto the community — it does something for us,” said step in allowed the children to get what they needChaplain (Lt. Col.) David G. Epperson, 35th ADA to start school out right. Although eachBDE chaplain. “It’s all part of selfless service.” participating Soldier took something different Soldiers from the battery volunteered to help out away from the experience, Spc. Lawrenceby sponsoring a child to prepare for school. Ranches said the visit hit a little closer to home After choosing a child to support, the Soldiers for him.purchased various supplies from notebooks, “I had cousins who we (my family) adoptedbackpacks, pencils and pens to crayons and jump and a lot of my friends were orphans,” saidropes for their child and placed all of the materials Ranches.into backpacks. “It’s always good to help out.” “We get support from the Soldiers, no one P .G FC G RETCHEN As part of a way to give back to the OODRICHcomplains about picking names and the civilians who All of the children pick through their new backpacks community through the 8th Army’s Goodwork with us participate as well,” said Staff Sgt. -- trading various pencils and pens and enjoying the Neighbor Program, the opportunity for theYvette D. Edmonds. After arriving at the orphanage time they spent with their good neighbors, the battery to support the orphanage not only helpedearly Saturday morning, the Soldiers gathered in the Soldiers of HHB 35th ADA. the children out, but ended up helping theauditorium and watched the children stream in from Soldiers.their rooms. and see what’s inside,” said Pvt. Theresa S. Acfalle. “It’s important to give back to the community, Backpacks lined the stage area, decorating the Cpl. Melinda Y. Johnson agreed. and it’s good the Soldiers have a focus besides goinghardwood surface with dashes of color and various “I like doing things for someone less fortunate out and partying and working,” said Sgt. Maj. Davidcartoon characters. than myself,” said Johnson. M. Poehlein. Each Soldier personally handed their gift to their As Johnson explained, she was even more “The second best part about being out here wasselected child one at a time. touched when a young girl refused to open up her the amount of Soldiers out here and the expressions “It really is a battery event,” said Epperson. gifts because she wanted to give it to her mom. “I on their faces when they saw the kids’ expressions.” Seoul students enjoy day at USAG Humphreys PHOTOS BY BOB MCELROY Good food, good friends, good neighbors—Spc. Willie Coleman and Spc. Cashauna Morgan, cooks with 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion tell a visiting Korean student what the Red Dragon Dining Facility has to offer for lunch during a Good Neighbor Program visit to US Army Garrison Humphreys last week. About 30 high school students and advisors sponsored by Far East University in Seoul enjoyed a lunch of lasagna and pasta. (left) After lunch at the Red Dragon Sgt. Rodney Stariha, a Combat Medic from Charlie Company 3rd Battalion 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, showed the students how to strap down a patient for air medical evacuation in the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. The students also saw a CH-47 Chinook and had a windshield tour of the post.
    • Aug. 24, 2007 Page 25Life Support Activity critical to UFL 07 SoldiersBy Ronald InmanUSAG Daegu Public Affairs CAMP HENRY - During the ongoing UlchiFocus Lens 07 exercise, coordination and cooperationare critical to ensuring overall mission success. Whilenot as visible as the front line warfighting units, LifeSupport Activity are just as critical to both Soldierson the ground and their commanders in supportingthe mission. While seemingly just a collection ofbuildings or tents, LSAs require coordination byseveral units in accomplishing their own mission –of providing Soldiers with comfort in a safeenvironment during UFL 07. See LSA Page 27 LSA, PHOTOS BY PFC. NA KYUNG-CHULMWR facilities provide entertainment such as Phone centers allow Soldiers to keep in touch with friends and family during the exercise.televisions, video games and DVDs for Soldiers.OSA Survey to provide powerful feedback toolBy Ronald Inman Baldridge National Quality Program. Baldridge, a anyone in the workforce can take the survey.USAG Daegu Public Affairs former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, was a Those already identified will receive their user proponent of quality management as a key to the name and password via their workcenter e-mail CAMP HENRY - All segments of the United United States’ prosperity and long-term strength. He account. Those not already identified can see Capt.States Army Garrison Daegu workforce will soon took a personal interest in the quality improvement Johnson in the USAG Daegu Headquarters Bldg.have the opportunity to make a positive difference act that was eventually named after him and helped 1211, PAIO Rm. 142 to obtain their user name andin their workplace by completing the Organizational draft one of the early versions. He passed away in password.Self-Assessment Survey Sept. 10 – 21. The OSA is a rodeo accident in 1987. In recognition of his The actual web-site to take the survey will notopen to all Department of the Army Civilians, military, contributions, Congress named the award in his be active until the survey period (Sept. 10–21), butnon-appropriated fund employees, contractors, local honor. once it is, participants will log in to the Web site,national employees and others such as volunteers, The Baldridge Award is given by the president of which will be provided in the e-mail with their userdetailed civilians and interns. the United States to businesses—manufacturing and name and password to take the survey. According to USAG Daegu Plans, Analysis & service, small and large—and to education, health According to Johnson, a major improvement thisIntegration Office Management Analyst, Capt. Sylvia care and nonprofit organizations that apply and are year from last year’s survey is that the survey isD. Johnson, the OSA is a performance-indicative judged to be outstanding in seven areas: leadership, easier and faster to complete – it only requires twofeedback report which provides the commander with strategic planning; customer and market focus, narrative (typed) responses, to two issues that theinformation on their organization’s strengths and measurement, analysis and knowledge management, responder feels needs the most improvement. Theweaknesses, and enables them to prioritize resources work force focus, process management and results. rest of the responses only require checks in theto capitalize on strengths and make improvements. These are known as the ‘Criteria for Performance answer blocks. “This is a way for the workforce to provide Excellence’. PAIO is currently conducting 30-minute overviewfeedback on things that they would like to see Once the survey window closes, surveys are sent training sessions on the OSA Survey at varioushappen,” said Johnson of the OSA. to a private firm in the US for analysis. Results are locations upon request. The survey, which is conducted annually by the reported to IMCOM regional headquarters, sent to Alternately, locations have been set up on CPInstallation Management Command worldwide, is the garrison PAIO and presented to the commander Henry and Carroll for survey participants to take theweb-based and confidential. After obtaining a user within 30 days. OSA away from their workplace. Translationname and password, participants log on at any USAG Daegu has already requested that assistance will be available if required. For morecomputer — home or office — to complete the organizations within the garrison identify a certain information on the OSA survey, alternate surveysurvey, which takes one to two hours. They can number of participants for the survey, based locations or to schedule a training session, contactstop at any time to take a break. proportionally on the size of each organization, but Capt. Johnson at 768-6332. The OSA is derived directly from the Malcolm
    • Aug. 24, 200726 http://imcom.korea.army.mil USAG-D The Morning Calm Weekly Daegu School Bus UFL 07 guidance for heat injuries Transportation By USAG Daegu Safety Office Please stop by the Daegu Student CAMP HENRY – Summer can Transportation Office if you have questions or need information on be a very enjoyable season in the school bus transportation in the Daegu, Republic of Korea. However, for Waegwan, of Chinhae area. Office is Soldiers participating in the Ulchi located in Bldg. 3019, Rm. 321 on Camp Focus Lens 07 exercise in the Daegu George. Customer Service hours are area, it can be a very hard time from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to because of high temperatures. Friday. For information call Michael Therefore, Soldiers should be aware Dudley at 768-7722/6301. of heat injuries which can be caused by hot weather and the first aid Factory and Culture procedures to treat them. Tour Korean Foreigner Tourist Facility Heat cramps are caused by loss Association proposes a factory and of salt through excessive sweating cultural tour for DOD Soldiers and and can occur in the stomach, legs or Family Sept. 7. Participants will visit OB arms. Pale and wet skin, dizziness and Beer Factory, The Korean Presidential extreme thirst can lead to heat Villa (Cheongnamdae) and Mungyeong cramps. When you discover PHOTO BY RONALD INMAN Pottery Exhibition Hall, Mungyeong someone with heat cramps, take the Staff Sgt. Michael Carr, USAG Daegu Headquarters Company Operations NCO, keeps hydrated Museum and KBS historical drama victim to a cool, shady place first. with a beverage. filming set. KFTFA and OB beer factory Have them drink at least one canteen will provide some gifts for the attendees. pour water on the victim and fan s e i z u r e s , n a u s e a a n d t h e i r full of cool water. If there is no them. If they are conscious, give respiration and pulse may be rapid OB Beer factory will provide OB beer test taste opportunity, and non-alcohol improvement, transport the victim to them cool water and get medical a n d w e a k . A d d i t i o n a l l y, beer and soft drinks for the underage. a medical facility. help. unconsciousness and collapse may For registration and information, call Heat exhaustion is caused by loss Heatstroke is caused by occur suddenly and body Mr. Chong Young-kon at 768-6907. of water and salt through profuse p r o l o n g e d e x p o s u r e t o h i g h temperature may reach 106 to 110 sweating. The symptoms are the temperatures and the failure of the d e g r e e s F a h r e n h e i t . As the Exceptional Family same as heat cramps, plus body’s cooling mechanism. It is heatstroke is a medical emergency, Member Program headaches and weakness. The more likely to strike a person who t h e v i c t i m s h o u l d b e c o o l e d The EFMP Respite Care program victim may appear drunk, dizzy, or is not acclimatized to heat or who immediately with ice packs directly provides a temporary rest period (not drowsy. Skin is pale, cold, moist, to exceed 16 hours a month) for Family has suffered a previous heat injury. to the neck, groin or underarms. If and clammy. The victim might faint. Victims of heatstroke may stop packs are not available, spray or members responsible for the regular care of a person with a disability, it’s If you find a victim of heat sweating entirely. Their skin may soak the victim with cool water and not to be used as routine child care. exhaustion, lay him or her flat in a b e r e d a n d h o t t o t h e t o u c h . fan the body, but do not immerse The qualification criteria are school- cool, shady spot first. Elevate their Victims may experience weakness, in ice water. Do not try to give aged children on an Individual feet and loosen their clothing. Next, dizziness, confusion, headache, water to an unconscious victim. Education Program who have at least a moderate disability as recorded on DD Form 2792-1 and infants and toddlers Personality Spotlight: Park Hae-ju, PAO intern on an Individualized Family Service Plan By Pfc. Na Kyung-chul chance to use practical English.” (IFSP) who have at least a moderate USAG Daegu Public Affairs What did you learn at the PAO? disability or developmental delay “Above all, I learned American (including a high probability for a CAMP HENRY – Age: 24 lifestyle and culture. It was development delay) as recorded on DD Hometown: Daegu Form 2792-1. For information, call Vicky interesting for me to experience new Duty station: Camp Henry culture and to meet foreign people. Kingston at 768-8329. Duty position: Intern, USAG Also, I experienced the social Homeschooling Hunt Daegu Public Affairs Office atmosphere in advance here. I If you are a homeschooling family in College/Major: Kyungpook learned how to follow my boss or the Camp George or Camp Walker area National University/English Language seniors and how to keep good and would like to get together to begin and Literature relations with people.” a Homeschool Support Group for the What did you do here in the Now that the internship is over, 2007-2008 school year, come to the PAO? what are you going to do? Indoor pool on Camp Walker 2 p.m. Sept. “My main work was translating “I’ll do some work to make some 4. For information, contact Gail Lee at Korean media articles to English or pandglee@familee6.net or 010-8671- money, then I’ll do another internship English articles to Korean. I wrote PHOTO BY PFC. NA KYUNG-CHUL in the United States. It’s an airline 9368. some articles also and gained Ms. Park Hae-ju talks about her public affairs company. I want to get a job in an Women’s Equality Day experience interviewing some office life. She participated in an internship airline company in the future because The United States Army Garrison Daegu people.” program as a member of the PAO staff for six airline companies need English celebrates the women’s equality day What did you enjoy about your months, since Mar. 2007. speakers.” today with online contest. This is for internship here? Do you think this is a good commemorating women’s right to vote. “It was a very good work Why did you want to do an program for college students? The prize will be given to first three environment for me. It was cool in internship at USAG Daegu PAO? “Sure. I think it is good for those who entries with all correct answers and the the summer season and all of the “The reason why I applied to this have never been to America or English- contest deadline is midnight Friday. people in this building were very kind internship program was my friend, who speaking countries. It is a very good Please watch for USAG Daegu e-mail to me.I became closer with my co- had been a previous intern here at chance to learn practical English, distribution on Women’s Equality Day workers in the office for six months. PAO, recommended it. I had heard business English and social life in Contest. Additionally, I enjoyed many events about PAO many times from her so, I advance. I want to recommend this like the Chinhae Music Festival. I was interested in this internship program to my friends or my university think it was lucky for me to work in program. She recommended me to this juniors. I will never forget my PAO life the PAO.” office for its good people and the good for six months.”
    • The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-D Aug. 24, 2007 http://imcom.korea.army.mil 27LSA from page 25 According to LSA Coordinator James E.McCall, during UFL 07, an average of 2,000Soldiers occupy LSAs at CPs Carroll, Henry andWalker. Accommodations for Soldiers include tents andair-conditioned living, working and sleepingconditions in hard-stand buildings, which are pre-fabricated buildings permanently erected at LSAsites. Morale, Welfare and Recreation amenitiesfor Soldiers include facilities staffed by MWRpersonnel, with television, video games, boardgames, and outdoor recreation kits featuringgames such as horseshoes. Phone centers are alsoavailable for Soldiers to keep in touch with familyand friends. To ensure the maximum safety and comfort ofSoldiers, conditions such as temperature,sanitation, electrical safety, air conditioning andplumbing are constantly monitored by a roving The UFL 07 processing station facilitates the arrival and departure of thousands of Soldiers.support detail at each facility. Directorate ofPublic Works provides maintenance as needed.While Soldiers are expected to tidy up afterthemselves, custodial contractors provide twice-daily cleaning of most facilities. If Soldiers at CP Henry have issues with thefacilities, they can call the Joint Reception Centerat 768-6324 to report them. Soldiers at CP Walker can call the LSA Officeat 764-3842. On CP Carroll, they can call the Joint PHOTO PFC. JANG WON-ILReception Office at BY Computers have been provided so that Soldiers Clean and air-conditioned living facilities enable765-7879. can remain online during UFL 07. Soldiers to get some rest after a day in the field.
    • USAG-D Aug. 24, 200728 http://imcom.korea.army.mil The Morning Calm WeeklyASAP coordinator helps Soldiers stay Army StrongBy Ronald Inman to eliminate through education. Kaderabek said that even though his office hoursUSAG Daegu Public Affairs Kaderabek is the first line of defense against are from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through CAMP HENRY - Jim Kaderabek knows substance abuse. In support of the U.S. Army’s Friday, but quickly points out that he goes where thefirsthand the consequences of not being ready for mandatory substance abuse training, he travels to units Soldiers are, whether it’s 6 a.m. or 6 p.m.the mission. As a retired Soldier with three tours in and conducts Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention “Whatever it takes to get the job done, I will beSoutheast Asia and the former manager of an Army Training for any unit or Soldier in Area IV. there,” he said.medical facility, he’s seen “Alcohol and drug abuse is He is also quick to point out his ‘point men’ – thethe costly effects of everybody’s business,” he stated Unit Prevention Leaders.impairment-induced forcefully. “The chain of “They do a great job,” he stated emphatically.complacency – limbs and command, the buddy system, my “They’re Soldiers with every unit who conductlives lost, irreversibly business, the counselor ’s urinalysis testing and teach their fellow Soldiers –shattered. business, the alcohol/drug control they do a remarkable job. They are the unit Kaderabek is still on officer’s business, the installation commander’s ‘right hand Soldier’, and providepatrol, and still looking for the biochemical test coordinator’s guidance to them.”enemy. That enemy is drug business…it’s all our business to Just as importantly, Kaderabek mentionedand alcohol abuse among keep people from being alternatives to substance abuse for Soldiers at USAGSoldiers at United States impaired.” Daegu.Army Garrison Daegu. Like any Soldier, Kaderabek “Korea’s a beautiful country,” he said. “There are As USAG Daegu’s knows that it’s important for a a lot of wonderful things people can do here in Korea –Army Substance Abuse Program Prevention buddy to have your back. healthy lifestyles – such as MWR trips, tours, hiking(ASAP) Coordinator, Kaderabek is responsible for “The nuts and bolts of abuse prevention are and skiing. Every season there’s a different theme,educating Soldiers on the negative effects of drug working together, and not letting Soldiers get off post with so many wonderful things to do, and be happy toand alcohol abuse and promoting healthly lifestyles and get in trouble – the buddy system. Gen. Bell be here – keeping in mind what the mission is.”as a positive alternative to such destructive behavior. (Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK) spelled it out – it’s Finally, Kaderabek said he also is grateful for the “You can’t have impaired people doing their job, very simple. If people take stock of themselves and support that unit commanders provide, which makeswhere they’re at risk,” he emphasized. “The 38th don’t allow other people to get in trouble, then they’ve his program more effective.Parallel is not that far from here, and…the Soldiers done they’re job. “I really feel that they support this program reallyhere have to be ready to fight tonight, and win – “I encourage unit commanders to call me and well,” he said. “They’re active, not reactive. Theythat’s the bottom line. If they’re complacent, request this training,” Kaderabek said. “Just give actively support our program, ask questions, and getimpaired, they can’t do their job and they’re making me 24 hours notice and I’ll be out there to train them. involved with the Soldiers and drug testing. I don’tthe bad guys’ job a lot easier.” I can tailor my training to all levels - officers, NCOs have to ask them, they do it on their own. It’s really Younger Soldiers are Kaderabek’s primary focus. and Soldiers. I’m located on CP Henry in Bldg. good to have proactive people at the command level,Binge drinking, illicit drugs, abuse of prescription 1220, the same building as USA Federal Credit Union but commanders, UPLs and staff – we all workdrugs or new drug trends are the behaviors he seeks – we’re the half without the money.” together as a team.”
    • AUG. 24, 200730 http://ima.korea.army.mil Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily Week The Phrase of the Week : “It’s cold.” Chupsumnida cold it’s Vocabulary here ‘yogi’ over there ‘jogi’ there ‘gogi’ Week Situation of the Week : Fundamentals How do you do? GChoum boebkessumnida. How are you? Annyonghaseyo? This story is Annyonghi kaseyo. See you later. about: Please. Butakhamnida. Joint Chiefs Kamsahamnida. Thank you. Chairman Chonmaneyo. You’re welcome. visits Korean Expression of the Week Week Yongsan Cool! Siwonhada Garrison Literally means cool, but it also means feels good.