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    • October 26, 2007 • Volume 6, Issue 04 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea Korean performers U.S., Korean police HumphreysInside bring talents to build teamwork in students explore Warrior Country ‘the field’ American history Page 7 Page 9 Page 22Wartime Host NationSupport vital for Humphreys opens new Soldier barracks:Alliance readiness Ribbon-cutting ceremony marks garrison transformation milestoneby Lt. Col. Kam GuntherJ4 Wartime Host Nation Support The reception, staging, and onwardmovement of US forces arriving in Koreaduring a contingency will not be possiblewithout extensive logistical support fromthe host nation. The US has developed androutinely tests an extensive Wartime HostNation Support program with the Republicof Korea. This article will provide keyinformation on the US and ROK WHNSprogram in Korea. WHNS is defined as military and civilianresources and assistance provided by theROK for the reception, staging, onwardmovement, integration and sustainment of See Page 21 forUS forces, in times of crisis, hostilities, or story and photoswar as set forth in agreements between theUS and ROK governments. The mission ofthe ROK/US WHNS Plan is to allow the Officials at USAG Humphreys held a ribbon cutting ceremony to open a new barracks on MP Hill Oct. 19. This new facility, which took two yearsrapid deployment of US combat forces to to construct, is part of the transformation taking place at Humphreys and is worth $17 million. Featured in the photo are Spcs. Charlotte Reyes,the Korean Peninsula in a crisis through the Training NCO for 602nd Aviation Support Battalion and a resident of the new facility, and Matthew Godbold, Company A, 602nd ASB. Theinitial use of ROK-provided combat service new barracks are just one of many projects underway as part of the Army’s transformation process. — U.S. Army Photo By Andre Butlersupport assets that may be backfilled withUS logistics units later in the fight. The WHNS program is coordinated by Republic of Korea has agreed to providethe ROK Ministry of National Defense, andthe United States Forces Korea Assistant resources during hostilities in 12 functional areas. Technical arrangements contain Bomshel tour continues to ‘Stomp’ across peninsulaChief of Staff, J4 WHNS Branch. MND the general procedures to acquire hostand USFK J4 serve as conduits between nation resources in a given functionalboth governments for all WHNS matters. area. These 12 areas include: ammunitionDuring Armistice, we develop plans and services; communication services (domesticMemorandums of Agreement for using of and international circuits): engineeringWHNS assets during hostilities. During equipment and services: field services:wartime, we execute those plans, prepare maintenance equipment and services:to receive the approved WHNS assets, and medical, hospitals and supplies: NBCacquire unforeseen host nation support equipment: personnel: petroleum, security:for subordinate units as necessary, with subsistence: and transportation.assistance from functional area proponents A WHNS requirement must meetlocated on the USFK and Component staffs. specific criteria in order to qualify as aThe WHNS unforeseen support process is valid WHNS request. By agreement,available to expeditiously satisfy any new WHNS assets are authorized only for therequirement, or requirements previously support of US forces. This means thatsubmitted but not yet approved by the Non-Combatant Evacuation OperationsROK MND. and Non-Government requests will not go The capstone document of the WHNS through the WHNS process. NEO/NGOprogram is the Umbrella Agreement signed requests must go through the Ministryin 1991 by the US Secretary of Defense and of Foreign Affairs and Trade; whereasthe Republic of Korea Minister National WHNS requests go through the MND.Defense. The WHNS program was formally Also, WHNS assets are available onlyestablished when the ROK National after approval by the ROK government,Assembly ratified the agreement in 1992. and a declaration of mobilization by the US forces submitted their first ROK Government. Occasionally, assets orrequirements to the ROK MND in 1994. services we receive may not be what we askedThe first ROK Provisional Support Plan for or planned for. One way to minimize the The country duo Bomshel continues their lively tour of military installations throughoutwas published in 1995 and is published bi- exposure to this risk is to be very specific in the Republic of Korea. The band may be bringing the “Bomshel Stomp” to an installa-annually, for implementation in January of identifying our requirements. Again, any tion near you. For a performance schedule and “Bomshel Blog”, see page 18. — Photoevery other year. courtesy of MWR Under the Umbrella Agreement, the — See WHNS page 4 —
    • NEWS • PAGE 2http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Command - Korea The forecast calls for “ICE” Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. Al Aycock by Irv Taylor in the process such as servicemembers, name, cell phone number, or e-mail address) Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson Senior Editor:Susan Silpasornprasit IMCOM-Korea retirees, volunteers, family members, and for a reply from the respective Service civilian employees. As customers use ICE Provider. Service Providers are required to USAG-RED CLOUD Winter is just around the corner. Of and provide opinions, Service Providers provide customers with a personal response Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson course, associated with winter are cold can evaluate their feedback as a gauge for no-later-than five working days after the CI Officer: James F. Cunningham temperatures, sometimes snow, and even improvement. comment is submitted. They should also USAG-YONGSAN ice. However, another type of ICE is a year- The ICE system expanded from a notify customers if a situation will delay Commander: Col. David W. Hall long event which focuses on satisfaction. 1998 concept between the Secretary of their reply, however if an individual do Public Affairs Officer: David McNally Staff Writer: Sgt. Jung Jae-hoon ICE stands for “Interactive Customer Defense Quality Management Office not leave their contact information, Service Evaluation” and is a web-based program and the European Command Deputy Providers are not required to answer. USAG-HUMPHREYS (http://ice.disa.mil) that offers customers Commander and has grown into allowing What is in it for you – the customer? Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy an instantaneous mechanism to provide customers to evaluate services at places Typically, when an individual accesses the Writer/Editor: Andre D. Butler Service Providers feedback. The feedback is such as Iraq, United Arab Emirates, website and directs their way to a particular CI Oficer: Stacy Ouellette instantaneous because as soon as a customer Qatar, and Kyrgystan. There continues Service Provider, they will be able to provide USAG-DAEGU hits “send”, their comments appear in an e- to be a misconception that it is merely feedback using the on-line customer Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier Public Affairs Officer: Ronald Inman mail to the appropriate Service Provider. At nothing more than a technological way comment card and view information such Public Affairs Specialist: Samuel G. Hudson some locations such as US Army Garrisons to submit complaints. In the past, some as a Service Provider’s location, days/hours Staff Writer: Cpl. Kyung Chul NA Yongsan and Humphreys, there are also Service Providers experienced anxiety of operation, telephone number, and This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for ICE kiosks situated at “high traffic” areas thinking that their performance would be description of services. If the Service members of the Department of Defense. Contents for customer convenience. For example, severely scrutinized based on an unsatisfied Provider chooses to do so, they can advertise of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, if you receive good or bad service from a customer’s comment. However, as with any special events or highlight changes to their Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. Service Provider, these kiosks provide an good system, ICE recognizes that a trend operation. The editorial content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of the IMCOM-Korea, Public Affairs, APO expedient method to submit feedback while and analysis of satisfactory or unsatisfactory For the next several years, ICE will AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 the issue is still fresh in your memory. service is the best and most factual way to continue to be a streamlined, customer- ICE is a component of an overall process identify whether a Service Provider is truly focused system used by a variety of DoD Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive recognized as Customer Management serving the customer. A lot of positive ICE agencies. written contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. Ser vices/Customer Relationship comments have been directed to Service Taking the philosophy of “customers The civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this Management. CMS/CRM recognizes that Providers due to their dedicated workforce serving customers” as the premise behind publication, including inserts or supplements, does not customer feedback is essential to maximizing who recognizes that they are “customers ICE, it ensures a fair and responsive system constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or services advertised. Every- the efficiency of services delivered by the serving customers”. for all of us. In other words, become active thing advertised in this publication shall be made avail- installation. It also acknowledges that Another feature of ICE allows individuals in your community with a little ICE on able for purchase, use or patronage without regard there are many stakeholders involved to leave their contact information (e.g., the ROK! to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any IMCOM-KOREA: Safety Update 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 Department of the Army urges to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising troops to stay safe this winter Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 Fax: (02) 790-5795 E-mail: oppress@kornet.net Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Phone: DSN 724-TMCW (8629) As we prepare to celebrate the upcoming holiday season, weather and take the precautions necessary to protect yourself Fax: DSN 724-3356 we send our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the men and E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly @korea.army.mil and your Family. We want each and every member of our Army women who are serving around the world and to their Families. team to return safely to their formations after this holiday break. Each of you is making the sacrifice to defend our Nation and our Deployed members of the Army team may face different hazards, way of life, especially those brave Soldiers and civilians currently as they miss sharing these holiday breaks with their Families, and Visit us online deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.Thank you. they also must remain vigilant and safe. We encourage leaders The Morning Calm Historically, during the holidays, the Army loses approximately at every level to employ tested and proven accident preventive 15 to 20 Soldiers to preventable and devastating accidents. With measures to protect our Soldiers, civilians, and Family members. imcom.korea.army.mil the exception of combat fatalities, POV accidents continue to Leaders and supervisors must address each member of their be the number one area in which we lose Soldiers. Alcohol command to increase awareness as individuals prepare their is a major contributor to vehicle accidents. Across America, travel plans and holiday activities. alcohol related accidents kill 71 people and injure 2,000 every The Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center stands ready to day. That?s over 25,000 deaths per year. provide additional accident prevention information and tools As you prepare to celebrate the holidays, we ask each of you to assist you in this effort, at https://crc.army.mil. We would take time to carefully plan your activities and remain mindful like to take this opportunity to wish each member of our Army of the hazards that routinely accompany holiday celebrations. team, a wonderful, joyous and peaceful holiday season. Army Recognize the special hazards associated with the changing Safe is Army Strong. Submitting to Word on the street: “How can drivers stay safe on the roads this winter?” The Morning Calm Weekly Send Letters to the Editor, guest commen- taries, story submissions and other items: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. For all submitted items include a point of con- tact name and telephone number. All items are subject to editing for content and to insure they conform with DoD guidelines. IMCOM-K Public Affairs “Drivers can stay safe being “Drivers need to wear seat- “They [drivers] have to “Have the car’s tires checked, have the car and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located careful of signs on the road, belts – leave earlier and drive be aware of the road serviced, winterized with antifreeze, and then in Bldg. 1416, Yongsan Garrison Main Post. people, vehicles and of course slower because the black ice situation. Also travel on drive carefully.” For information, call 724-3365. use seat belts.” is still there.” the main roads.” — Robert Ludka — 2 Lt. Alexandria Miller — Spc. Thomas McFarland — Tim Unger
    • OCTOBER 26, 2007 NEWS NEWS • PAGE 3 www.imcom.korea.army.mil MP Blotter The following entries were excerpted from the military police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. AREA I: Purchasing in Excess of Personal Needs, Subject #1 purchased numerous items in excess of personal needs from the USAG-Casey Shoppette. Subject #1 was apprehended and transported to the USAG- Casey PMO where she rendered a written statement denying the offense. A check of PIMS-K revealed Subject #1 had made sev- eral purchases in the past that were in excess of personal needs. Subject #1’s RCP was re- tained. Subject #1 was issued an Order to Show Cause Memorandum and released on her own recognizance. This is a final report. AREA II: Shoplifting, Subject #1, Subject #2 and Subject #3 were observed, via CCTV, re- moving one perfume, six shirts, one Hallow- een costume, one book, one bra/panty set, one dress and one bottle of lotion and exit- ing the protected location without rendering proper payment. Subject #1, Subject #2 and Subject #3 were detained and transported to the USGA-Yongsan PMO where they were advised of their legal rights, in the presence of their sponsors, which they waived, render- (In Front) Tess Conrad poses with the Cubscouts. (From left) Nicholas Bell, Graham Forrester, Austin Matautia, Joshua Fandrick, Jacob Fan- ing written sworn statements admitting to the drick, Ben Johnson, Sam Hanley, Danny Kim, Mathew Conrad, from Den 5 of Cubscout Pack 89, climbed historic Mount Ansan Oct. 21. During offense. Subject #1, Subject #2 and Subject their climb, the scouts explored the observation deck at the summit of Mount Ansan, from which they could get a bird’s-eye-view of Seoul. The #3 were processed and released to their Main Palace, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and Seoul Tower can be seen from the peak, as well as the 63 Building across the Han River. The sponsors. The merchandise was returned Cubscouts also took time to make note of local plantlife along the mountain’s nature trails. — Photo By Anja Johnson to AAFES. Subject #1’s, Subject #2’s and Subject #3’s RCPs were retained. This is a final report. SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities AREA III: Traffic Accident without Injuries, Damage to Private Property, Unsafe Backing, Hike Mt. Ansan (Seoul) Palace Ceremony (Seoul) Subject #1, operating a POV, while backing Hiking Ansan is a nice break from the traffic and concrete of The Palace Sumunjang Exchange Ceremony takes place daily, struck Victim #1’s POV in the parking lot. Seoul, while providing spectacular views of the city. It’s about a except Mondays, or when the temperature is below five degrees. Damages to Subject #1’s vehicle consisted of 2 hour climb to the summit. During the Korean War, Ansan was Ceremony times are 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The scratches and paint transfer to the right rear known as “Hill 296,” and it was the site of some of the the most performance takes place in front of the Daehanmun Deoksugung bumper and a broken right taillight. Damages intense fighting during the war. To get to Ansan, take Subway Palace located at the corner of the busiest intersection of to Victim #1’s vehicle consisted of scratches line 3 to Dongnimmun Station. Walk behind Seodaemun Prison downtown Seoul. Deoksugung Palace is famous for its elegant and paint transfer to the left front bumper and History Hall (to the south) near the apartment complexes. Start stone-wall road. The Western buildings beside the palace add a broken left headlight. Subject #1 was trans- ported to the USAG-Humphreys PMO where up the paved trail and keep heading up. The trail eventually to the unique scenery. Deoksugung Palace originally belonged he was advised of his legal rights, which turns to dirt. On the way back, the trail down the south side of to Wolsandaegun (1454~1488), the older brother of King he waived, rendering a written statement Ansan takes you past Bongwansa Buddhist Temple and to Ewha Seongjong (1469~1494) of the Joseon Dynasty. It became admitting to the offenses. Subject #1 was Women’s University. a proper palace when Gwanghaegun (1575~1641) ascended processed and released on his own recogni- the throne and gave the palace the name Gyeongungung in zance. Subject #1 and Victim #1 reported uti- Taekwondo (Seoul) 1611. Later, the name was changed to Deoksugung. For more lization of their seatbelts. ECOD is unknown. Korea’s Taekwondo martial art is taught throughout the world. information, visit, www.tour2korea.com This is a final report. At Gyeonghuigung, Taekwondo culture performances are held AREA III: Fraudulent Use of Another’s Iden- on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The performances present Everland Halloween (Oct. 26- Nov. 5) tity, Subject #1 attempted to gain access to Taekwondo with classical Korean music, along with Samullori Autumn marks the beginning of Everland’s fall festival. Celebrate USAG-Humphreys by the use of an ID card (a traditional Korean percussion quartet). Also included in the the spirit of Halloween fun at Everland, the land of festivals belonging to another Soldier who was report- performance is Kukkiwon’s traditional Taekwondo performance. and adventures. The Halloween ghosts are inviting you to the ed AWOL on Oct. 16. Further investigation There is a Taekwondo hands-on program for foreigners as well “Happy Halloween” festival through Nov. 5. For the second revealed Subject #1 did not have possession labeled ‘Yap!Taekwon’. Participants will learn how to wear a edition of its kind at Everland, a 2.5 meter high jack-o’-lantern of his ID card and had used the other Sol- Taekwondo uniform, practice meditation, practice Taekwondo’s installment is set up at the entrance along with various holiday diers’ ID card four times prior to gain entry basic forms, learn the art of self-defense and board-breaking. related items displayed at 23 different locations around the onto USAG-Humphreys. Subject #1 was When completing this course, participants will receive entire park. Popular monsters and ghosts such as Dracula and advised of his legal rights, which he waived, completion badges with the president’s name of Kukkiwon on Frankenstein await visitors. The highlight of this festival is the rendering a written statement admitting to the offense, and was released to his unit. A name them. The dynamic Taekwondo program will allow guests to “Happy Halloween Party,” a parade featuring floats, six air shot check was conducted on Subject #1 and no take pictures in their Taekwondo uniforms. carts, four sugar carts, and more. The parade is 400m long, and previous reports of lost ID cards were found. lasts for 30 minutes. The streets are filled with 58 performers, and Subject #1’s ID card was flagged in BIDS. Percussion Fest (Through Sunday) thousands of Halloween sponge balls flying into the air. Everland The other persons’ ID card was retained. In- The International Percussion Festival mainly led by professor is open until 10 p.m. during the celebration. Visitors to the park vestigation continues by MPI. Choi Jong-shil, the pioneer of Samulnori, is the nation’s first are invited to dress in costume to celebrate the festivities. The festival devoted to the percussion instrument and its musicians floats feature pumpkin fairies, a pipe organ, Dracula’s castle, AREA V: Damaging of AAFES Property, Lar- and is held in Samcheonpo Bridge Memorial Park and graveyards, and more. Also, magic shows and Halloween bands ceny of AAFES Property, Person(s) unknown, throughout the city. The festival’s hightlight is Samcheonpo perform at the European Court everyday. Numerous Halloween by means unknown, damaged a vending ma- chine, which was secured and unattended. Korean farm music containing 12 episodes. The Samcheonpo characters in costume will be walking the streets of Everland Person(s) unknown then removed various Korean farm music mainly consists of Street Military During ever-ready to pose for photographs with ghosts, boblins and items from the vending machine. Damages to the festival the Percussion Instrument Festival will also be held princesses of all ages throughout the festival. Everland located in the vending machine consisted of a shattered with the participation of world famous percussionists from the Yongin, is a big theme park, which includes a zoo and botanical glass. A search of the area for subject(s) U.S., Taiwan, Japan, France and Brazil. For more information, garden among its top attractions. For more information, visit and/or witness(es) met with negative results. visit www.tour2korea.com www.tour2korea.com ECOD is $50. ECOL is $129.45
    • NEWS • PAGE 4http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALMManufacturers recall PAID ADVERTISINGinfant cough & coldmedications18th Medical Command It does not affect any other children’s On Oc t o b e r 1 1 , t h e C o n s u m e r medicines.Healthcare Products Association, on behalf Br a n d s b e i n g r e c a l l e d i n c l u d e :of the leading makers of over-the-counter Dimetapp, Pedia Care, Triaminic, Tylenol,cough and cold medicines, announced Robitussin and Little Colds. Mostthe voluntary withdrawal of oral infant companies making generic equivalentmedications from store shelves. products are also pulling those products Here are the facts: The voluntary as well.withdrawal of OTC oral infant cough and Patients are being directed to take thecold medicines was initiated by the makers medication back to the store where it wasof those medications as a safety precaution. purchased for a full refund.This is not a mandatory recall. Please address any questions or concerns • Kids’ OTC cough and cold medicines to any of our 18th Medical Commandare both safe and effective when used Pharmacy staff at DSN 737-6105.correctly. Rare cases of overdose from Additional information is also availablemisuse, however, have occurred— at http://www.otcsafety.org/particularly in infants less than two years The website lists specific brand namesof age. and packaging appearance of products • Infants under the age of two are the currrently under voluntary recall by themost vulnerable to the consequences of manufacturers.this misuse. Products being recalled include • The voluntary withdrawal only affects several types over-the-counter of infantoral infant cough and cold medications. cough and cold medications. WHNS Continued from page 1requirements. Again, any requested assets date, and to confirm that the ROK isor services must fall into one of the twelve prepared to execute the record. US unitsfunctional area categories. are required to do a 100% COMEX of How do we validate the USFK WHNS all WHNS records during the two annualplan during peacetime? WHNS exercises combined JSC exercises.are a critical part of ensuring that our The J4 WHNS branch updates the dataWHNS program is executable. It takes an base to reflect changes discovered duringextensive amount of coordination, planning, COMEXs.and integration to execute, observe and U.S. forces submit their planned WHNSevaluate these exercises. We do this through requirements during even-numbered years. PAID ADVERTISINGthe following events. The ROK MND approves the WHNS 1) Field Transfer Exercises: Assets from a Provisional Support Plan (PSP) duringROK civilian company are delivered to a US odd-numbered years.using unit. The US using unit inspects and The 2005 ROK WHNS PSP becametests the asset to see if it meets the need. If effective on Jan. 1, 2006. New submissionsthe asset passes the test, the using / operating for the 2007 Plan were provided to MNDunit then signs a receipt for the items. We in June 2006. The US requirements arehave conducted exercises for receipt of developed using mission analysis at unittrucks, buses, forklifts, cranes, POL Tankers, level, and submitted via an automated,shower and bath services, etc. web-based process that is reviewed at 2) Site Survey: Using US units Component, functional and USFK levels.conduct a terrain walk on a WHNS real The intent is to fill as many equipment,estate record. The unit validates if the site services, and real estate shortfalls as possibleis still suitable for their use, and meets all through the use of local national assets.requirements. The units are encouraged to It is critical to remember that we are hereassess security, accessibility, environmental to support the ROK forces during wartime,concerns, utilities, etc., when conducting not the reverse. Therefore, US forces mustthe site survey. maintain continuous contact with their 3) Coordination Exercise: Using US ROK counterparts to finalize security plans,units meet with ROK civil providers to WHNS support, and maintain positivevalidate and refine how WHNS assets will relationships with their ROK counterpartsbe used. An example -- a meeting with a at all times.ROK Construction company, or vehicle Through our combined efforts, we havemaintenance facility, to see what their developed, and are continually improvingcapabilities are and to validate if the asset is procedures for effectively planning andstill suitable for US use. As with site surveys, executing WHNS support. WHNS is asecurity, accessibility, availability of utilities critical combat multiplier for USFK to moreand other concerns are also reviewed. effectively support the Combined Forces 4) Communications Exercise: U.S. units Command mission.validate POC information in a WHNS WHNS is a shining example of ourrecord by contacting the ROK providing Commander’s motto of “Katche Kapchida”,unit to ensure phone numbers are up to which means, “We go together”.
    • OCTOBER 26, 2007 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 5 www.imcom.korea.army.milPak, I Kyong, environmental control specialist, teaches environmental control techniques to the students of the Additional Duty Safety Officers course Oct. 19 at USAG-Casey.—U.S. Army PhotoBy Jim CunninghamUSAG-RC Employees get safety training at Casey by Jim Cunningham officers,” Kang said. “We added Army safety An additional duty safety officer not only USAG-RC Public Affairs programs into the class to make the training needs to be qualified, but they also have to adequate enough to certify the students.” be certified, according to Kang. CASEY GARRISON — The U.S. Army Subjects covered during training “Certification comes about at the recognizes that safety is a primary concern are: accident prevention and reporting, completion of the class,” Kang said. “To be to all. From the Soldiers in the field to privately owned vehicle and motorcycle qualified one needs to pass an exam within the civilians working to support them, all safety, explosives and radiation safety, 70 percent of the material. Also, one has have responsibilities in maintaining a safe fire prevention and protection program, to be able to show he or she is competent working environment. For this reason, respiratory protection program, composite enough to represent their command.” federal regulations, both the Occupational risk assessment for leaders, environmental Every office or directorate must have at Safety and Health Administration and protection, hearing conservation, hazardous least one ADSO, according to Kang. the U.S. Army, require all organizations, communication, tactical safety, seasonal “If you are representing an office with a military and civilian, to have a written safety safety, and job hazard analysis. certain number of employees, you have to program for their activity. To comply with “All full time safety officers can attest have somebody knowledgeable with safety regulations and to ensure safety officers are to the fact that just knowing how to do programs,” Kang said. “A good example always available, the 2nd Infantry Division things is not enough,” Kang said. “More would be in case of a fire, what is the commanding officer and the 2ID Safety importantly, knowing what regulations say, procedure, emergency evacuation plan, and Office are training active duty and civilian what the standards are, and where to find who will relate the information to their co- personnel to become Additional Duty Safety answers is what we are teaching. Not only do workers? That is the duty of the ADSO.” Officers. employees need to be trained, they need to The 2ID Safety Office will sponsor “The class is called Additional Duty endorse they have received the training prior a special ADSO training course to local Safety Officer’s Training,” said James Kang, to being exposed to site-specific hazards, national supervisors at the USAG-RC 2ID safety officer. “Every organization, which was determined by an Industrial Community Activity Center. The course whether it is military or civilian, must have Hygiene survey.” will be conducted with support and somebody appointed in writing by their Instructors are from 168th Medical assistance from USAG-RC Safety Office, supervisor or the commander to represent Command, USAG-RC Fire Department, Fire Department, Directorate of Public that directorate or command to be able to Environmental Protection and Safety and Works, and Environmental Office, and the function as a safety officer.” 2ID Safety Office. locally assigned 18th Medical Command Unlike any other appointment orders, They learn about various safety programs, industrial hygienist. It will be the first the individual appointed to function as the what the supervisors’ responsibilities are, time in the history of the Safety Office this unit, directorate, or command safety officer how to identify potential hazards, how to training was offered in Korean. needs to be certified. Previous certification implement different control methods to “This is an excellent example of professionalism training was found to be inadequate, so minimize the hazards, and how to assess the amongst the subject matter experts assignedJames Kang, 2nd Infantry Division safety Kang and other experts expanded the course program,” Kang said. “This task could not to the 2ID and USAG-RC Garrison, and itofficer, moniters the ADSO course at Camp from two hours to three days. have been possible or undertaken without reinforces the concept of team work and ofCasey Oct. 19.—U.S. Army Photo By Jim “We are training today 60 individuals the instructors’ total commitment and working together towards a common goal toCunningham who signed up to be additional duty safety support.” accomplish the mission,” Kang said.
    • USAG-RC • PAGE 6www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA I THE MORNING CALM News & Notes New Scam Stealing Identities Consumer Affairs claims a new scam surfaced recently on the internet with the intent of stealing identities and personal in- formation. The scammer claims to be ‘veri- fied by Visa’. The scammer sends a phish- ing e-mail asking recipients to register their Visa cards in a program, which ensures the card’s security. Although Verified by Visa is a legitimate program, the link offered by the scammer at the end of the email leads to a different site where the sender’s informa- tion is stolen. The return address on the e- mail seems to pertain to Bank of America, enroll@boa.com. BOSS Halloween Party Better Opportunities for Single and Unac- companied Soldiers will hold a Halloween party tomorrow following comedy show. For more information call: 730-3424. Gifts from the Home Front Gifts from the home front can be sent to deployed troops by logging on to www. aafes.org or callling: 877-770-4438. The gift certificates are sent to individual ser- vice members or distributed to any service member through the Aair Force Aid Society, American Red Cross, Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, Fisher House, Navy- Marine Corps Relief Society, Operation Home front, Operation Interdependence or the USO. “Gifts from the home front certifi- cates can be redeemed at exchange facili- 2nd Lt. Jacqueline Evans of the 210th Fires Brigade rises to first place in the Operation Rising Star auditions held on USAG-Casey Oct.20. ties worldwide. — U.S. Army Photo By Jim Cunningham Singing star chosen to represent USAG-RC Area I and 2ID Celebrate American Education Week Area I/2ID personnel join educators around the world in the celebration of American Education Week from Nov. 11 - 17. The fo- cus is on strengthening our resolve to edu- by Jim Cunningham do something similar to American Idol poise, personality, body control, enthusiasm, cate America’s Soldier students to meet the USAG-RC Public Affairs throughout the Army.” polish of performance and the ability to challenges of leadership today and tomor- For Operation Rising Star the Army communicate with the audience. They row. For more information call: 732-7015. CASEY GARRISON—Tension was did just that. However, the Army’s version also look for style, originality, suitability thick on the evening of Oct. 20 as three of the rules states that competitor’s must of selection, vocal enunciation and vocal Volunteer Recognition Ceremony judges had the task to choose from six be active duty from any branch of service, interpretation. The Army Community Services Volunteer Operation Rising Star competitors in the not be flagged or with Uniform Code of “Tonight we are selecting the one person recognition Ceremony is scheduled for Oct. Army’s version of American Idol. Military Justice actions, can only compete who will represent us at the garrison level,” 30. For more information call: 730-3143. 2nd Lt. Jacqueline Evans from the 210th as a singer, no minimum or maximum age, Bradford said. “From there we will upload Fires Brigade was selected after five of her and the contestant must be an amateur, not their video performance that is recorded Halloween Party competitors wrestled with pitch and missed a professional performer for the military or tonight on to Army Knowledge Online. In at Pear Blossom Cottage cues. Evans came on stage with confidence have a current managed recording career. the past, they actually flew the finalist back The Halloween party at Pear Blossom Cot- that soon dissipated when her accompanying “There are 32 participating garrisons to the United States, but this year everyone tage will be held Oct. 31 in Building S-16 recording malfunctioned. That did not deter throughout the Army,” Bradford said. “We in the Army can get online and vote for the from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information call: 732-7168. her from finishing her audition acappella in go through the same stages like American best performer.” a restart allowed by the judges. Her decisive Idol. We start with an acappella round of The videos from top winners of each Garrison Website victory was made with the rhythm and auditions, and only the three judges vote installation will compete in the first round For more news and information, the weather blues hit Still I Rise made popular by singer to narrow the field. The second stage is the of competition where only judges vote. forecast, heat index information and even a Yolanda Adams. The prize totaled $1,000; semifinals at the garrison level, where they The judges will select the top 12 community telephone book, visit the U.S. $500 to the first place winner and $500 to sing with a recorded accompaniment and performers to advance to the on-line Army Garrison-Red Cloud website at http:// the winner’s unit funds. judges and the audience determine who finals. The web-viewing audience will then ima.korea.army.mil/area1/sites/local. The judging trio, Denise James, director moves to the finals. Judges critique and determine the top six to advance to the of Morale, Welfare and Recreation in score the performance. The audience votes final round. USAG-RC Ration Control Office Closure USAG-RC, Ronald Freeman, entertainment by written ballot after all the performances The final round will be voted on by web The Ration Control Office will be closed contractor for Night Life Entertainment, are completed and the judges have made viewing audiences only and the winning Nov. 6 - 7 and will resume regular business and Fred Ware, business manager for MWR their critiques.” performer will be named the 2007 Military hours Nov. 8. Ration Control has relocated USAG-Casey, selected Staff Sgt. Michael The audience vote counts for half of Rising Star and will win a cash prize of to building S-225. For more information Carter of 4/7 Cavalry for 2nd prize, with the contestant’s final score and the judges $2,000. Second and third places will win call: 732-6762. an award of $250, Spc. Christian Lemont of vote counts for the remaining half. There $1,000 and $500. Headquarters, Headquarters Company 2X may be as many rounds of competition “Previously we had these events centered Courageous Channel for third prize with an award of $100. as needed depending on the number of around block parties and other types in November “The popularity of American Idol, the contestants entered, but the installation of events where a lot of Soldiers would Courageous Channel 07-02 will be held Nov. 15-18 in the USAG-RC gym. Neo television program in the United States, is event coordinators cannot exceed eight attend,” Bradford said. “We had a lot more wardens will be checking NEO checklist for what spawned other similar singing contests, weeks, according to Bradford. participants, but we also had people that verification and signatures. Persons with- but MWR has been sponsoring singing Judges criteria at the garrison level will be could not seriously sing and just wanted to out a pro-mask (gas mask) should contact competitions for decades,” said Christopher the only time the competitors will be judged have fun on stage. their NEO warden to obtain a memoran- Bradford, chief of business operations for from technical standards. They will be This year we started with serious and dum to take to Camp Mobile to be issued a MWR. “There are many talented musicians listening for intonation, pitch, tonal quality talented Soldiers who could sing. So, it was pro-mask. For more information call: 732- and singers in the armed forces. It seemed and range, as well as showmanship qualities less of a gong show and more like American 9142/6377. like a logical step for programming to such as use of theme, physical appearance, Idol.”
    • OCTOBER 26, 2007 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 7 http://imcom.korea.army.milThe b-boy dancers had the crowd on their feet with their break dancing and acrobatics on stage at the concert Oct. 11.— U.S. Army Photo By Pfc. Phillip Turner, 2ID Public AffairsKorean concert entertains Warriors at Red Cloud by Pvt. Bo Park, Korean Fan Dance and Nongakdae, whose Bravo Battery, 6-37 Field Artillery. “It’s 2ID Public Affairs Office dances and instruments are rooted from great to hang out with fellow Soldiers and the farming custom of celebrating a good have a good time, before the field exercise RED CLOUD GARRISON—On the harvest. kicks in.” cool evening of Oct. 11, the soccer field at Later in the evening, the stage got even “After this event, I am going to seek out Camp Red Cloud was unusually crowded hotter with cheerleaders, the 2ID Show other musical events starting from local with Soldiers. Rows of buses were parked band, b-boy dancers and Korean celebrity Uijeongbu Arts Centre to Seoul Arts Center on the roads, colorful lights and fireworks pop stars such as Foxy, Taesabiae and Korean where I may engross myself in this beautiful decorated the dark autumn sky and people version of pop idol winner, 8ight. culture,” Roy said. chatting in groups added a lively vibe to the “I am thrilled to play tonight,” said Sgt. camp. All this for the 2nd Infantry Division Michael Levero who plays a base guitar in ROK/U.S. Friendship Concert. the 2ID Band. “We love to play on a big Prior to its start, people were queuing stage for big audience.” up to get drinks and hotdogs from the The Soldiers in the crowd jumped up snack bar. from their chairs and danced along. “I was told that the 2ID Rock band “These aren’t the things I get to see out and fan dancers will be here tonight,” in the streets in Korea everyday, which is said Pvt. Rick Volosky, Headquarters and why it’s so special,” said Spc. Tony Depetre, Headquarters Troop, 4-7 Cavalry, who HHC, USAG Area I, who has been in Korea came down from Camp Casey. “As I don’t for seven months. get out too much off post, I am excited to The audience was also very diverse. see tonight’s event.” Soldiers, Family members, civilians, This annual event was sponsored by personnel from the Fire Department, Gyeunggi-do Province. There were a wide Dining Facility employees and the CRC variety of performers to meet everyone’s pizza delivery man were there. taste. ‘Thank you’ and ‘Kamsahapnida’ were “It is a great opportunity to learn Korean the words that were shared between Mr. culture,” said Maj. Roger McDonald, who Kim Moon Soo, Governor of Gyunggi has only been in Korea just over a week, province and Maj. Gen. James A. Coggin, and is in the middle of in-processing at 2ID Commanding General. The host of the the Warrior Readiness Center, soon to be show, Kim Sung Hyun, said that the Koreans based at Headquarters and Headquarters feel much safer and more comfortable by the Company, 2ID as the deputy Inspector US Army’s presence. General. “I am more interested in traditional As the title of the event suggested, Korean heritage rather than the scene at the evening played a big role in buildingKorean fan dancers entertain the crowd who the Ville or more westernized customs. It friendship and providing a better Lead guitarist Sgt. Robert Gulley, 2ID Band,gathered from across the peninsula for the is a good introduction of Korea for me, understanding of Korean culture according soulfully plays his Gibson guitar during aKorean/U.S. Friendship Concert Oct. 11 at the personally.” to Capt. Tracy Roy from G3, HHC, 2ID. performance during the concert.— U.S. ArmyCRC Soccer Field.— U.S. Army Photo By Pvt. The traditional part of the program “I am proud to see Korean culture Photo By Pfc. Phillip Turner, 2ID PublicMcKenzie, 2ID Public Affairs included Korean traditional orchestra, displayed here,” said Pfc. Lee Eui Jong from Affairs
    • OCTOBER 26, 2007 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 9 http://yongsan.korea.army.milYongsan “Good Neighbor” initiatives make friendsKorean Englishteachers visitSAHS, garrisonby Sgt. Jung Jae-hoonUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs Sgt. 1st Class Myra Watson (left) enjoys lunch YONGSAN GARRISON — The with the Korean English teachers.garrison hosted 55 Korean English teachersfor their first visit to Yongsan’s SeoulAmerican High School Oct 16. As part of the U.S. Forces Korea GoodNeighbor Program, the visit gave KoreanEnglish teachers an opportunity to learnabout the American school system. “This event was to promote friendshipbetween the Korean community and theU.S. military,” said U.S. Army Garrison- Jenifer Peterson (right) discusses life onYongsan Community Relations Officer An Yongsan Garrison with the Incheon teachers.Chang-sin. “By inviting the people whoteach young students, we can strengthenthe relationship between two countries forthe future.” Seoul American High School PrincipalRobert Sennett welcomed the teachers toSAHS and gave a brief orientation. Seoul American High School KoreanLanguage teacher Yi Kyong then escortedthe teachers around the school to differentclassrooms and facilities. SAHS Korean language teacher Yi Kyong (left) gives a tour to 55 Korean English teachers Oct. Garrison staff members and 55 English teach- — See Teachers, Page 12 — 16 at the school. – Photos by Sgt. Jung Jae-hoon ers pose near Commiskey’s. American MPs form strong bonds with Korean law enforcement By Cpl. Kim Sang-wook USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — With bright sunlight on a calm, autumn afternoon, more than 20 Soldiers from the Joint Combined Provost Marshal participated in the 2007 Friendship Team-Building Field Day Oct. 15 at the Bupyeoung Korean Police Comprehensive Academy near Incheon. The small group of American Soldiers played various sports activities with more than 270 KPCA officers and employees during the 5-hour program. “This is part of the Good Neighbor Program,” said U.S. Forces Korea Police Liaison Officer Choe Ui-chun. In order to avoid bad weather during September and an escort mission in early December, the friendship event was rescheduled twice, Choe said. He also said this kind of event would build a more solid relationship between the two law enforcement organizations. “This kind of event not only builds a friendship with the Republic of Korea allies, but we are having fun also,” said U.S. AirTop: Korea National Police Pfc. Han Kook- Force Lt. Col. David Briar. “I played soccerwon (left) and Pfc. Cho Yoon-sung and 14th with Korean officers and I had fun, althoughMilitary Police Detachment Pfc. Hugo Godoy I am not good.”sit together and watch the sports activities Briar said other Soldiers are also havingOct. 15 at Bupyeoung Korean Police Com- fun with activities.prehensive Academy near Incheon. The tight relationship between the two forces started in 2005. This is the third suchRight: 14th Military Police Detachment Pfc. event. The event offered field day activities,Richard Young (right) plays soccer with Kore- language class and martial art classes in eachan Police members during the day-long event. location.– Photos by Cpl. Kim Sang-wook “Numerous events were held between the — See MPs, Page 12 —
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 10http://yongsan.korea.army.mil AREA II THE MORNING CALM News & Notes USFK Commander welcomes educators Bomshel by Cpl. Kim Sang-wook The Country duo “Bomshel” will perform a USAG-Yongsan MWR free concert 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. at Col- lier Field House. The doors open at 6 p.m. YONGSAN GARRISON — More For information, visit http://www.bomshel. than 900 Department of Defense Schools com. and international school educators from throughout Korea gathered for the 2007 Reflective Vests Required Educator’s Day at Seoul American High A reflective vest is required on any military School’s Falcon Gymnasium. installation when biking, running or jogging The annual conference is an event that any time of the day. Think Safety! gives teachers a rare opportunity to share knowledge, widen relations and experience Seoul USO Updates curriculums, instruction and assessments The USO needs Virtues Volunteers. The with other school teachers in the region. Virtues English Program allows active-duty Educator’s Day kicked off with a servicemembers to volunteer two Satur- USFK Commander Gen. B.B. Bell welcomes more than 900 educators to a Yongsan conference Oct. 19 welcoming speech from U.S. Forces Korea days per month (2nd and 4th Saturday). at Seoul American High School Gymnasium. – Photos by Cpl. Kim Sang-wook Commander Gen. B.B. Bell and DoDDS Being a volunteer for the Virtues English officials. classes will help to satisfy your Good “We thank you for who you are and what Neighbor Program requirement. For infor- you do,” General Bell said. “We celebrate mation, call 724-7781. Tours: Oct. 20 – 21 Gyeongju overnight your service at schools, sending graduates tour; Oct. 27: Paintball & ATV Tour; Oct. 27 all over the world.” - 28: Mount Soreok. Bell noted teachers’ achievements in Discounted Concert Tickets: Megadeth, tutoring and mentoring students throughout 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28; Beyoncé, 7 p.m. Nov. generations. 9 – 10; Underworld 6 p.m. Nov. 17; Linkin During the ceremony, officials recognized Park, 8 p.m. Nov. 30. Seoul American Elementary School Teacher You can pick up a copy of the USO Aimee Guignon as the Teacher of the Year. monthly calendar at the Main Exchange, “I want to say thank you to my SAES Commissary, Dragon Hill Lodge, and Town faculty members,” Guignon said. “Today House. Also, you can view the monthly is a great day with all teachers from schools The annual conference gives educators an opportunity to share knowledge and widen relations. calendar at http://www.uso.org/korea. For all around from Korea to find out what classes with sessions about art and crafts, their old acquaintances with pleasure.” information, call 724-7003. expertise others have and take to their sports activities and other general subjects Toth recommended that the schoolteachers classrooms.” that are taught in schools. enjoy the rare opportunity to meet with each Combined Federal Campaign Under the motto “Reaching and Teaching “This is a magnificent sight to have other during the conference. Contribute to the Combined Federal Cam- Children,” the teachers had a unique approximately 900 teachers talking and “I’m having a lot of fun,” said Korea paign through Nov. 30. See your unit rep- opportunity to attend demonstration walking in our the hallways,” said DoDDS International School Teacher Julie Lee. resentative to contribute. For information, sessions with other teachers throughout Korea Superintendent Charlie Toth. “This “It is good to meet so many teachers from call 723-2781 or online visit their Web site, the day. is a tremendous occasion for us. I hope that different schools and attend classes that http://www.cfcoverseas.org. Event organizers prepared more than 50 teachers can meet new people and renew other teachers conduct.” Preschool Availabilities Mustard Seed Christian Preschool has Yongsan cast scratches ‘7-year itch’ openings for 3- and 4-year-olds at the by John Wood South Post Chapel. For information, call USAG-Yongsan MWR 738-8503. Marine Ball YONGSAN GARRISON — The Area Community Theatre, The 232nd U.S. Marine Corps Birthday will Music and Theatre Branch is currently in rehearsal for “The Seven be 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Sheradon Walker Year Itch,” by George Axelrod. Hill Hotel. All ROK/U.S. servicemembers This romantic comedy was made famous by a film starring (active-duty and retired), civilian employ- Marilyn Monroe as “The Girl.” In the local production the girl is ees, family members and guests are wel- played by Michelle Outlaw and provides ample fuel for a middle come. The dress is formal. Tickets are $65. aged man’s (Richard Sherman played by Randy Koonse) fantasies. Reservations are required. For information, In fact, all of the women in Richard’s life are subjects of his call 723-7228. fantasies. Richard fantasizes that Miss Morris his stenographer, Garrison Calendar (played by Jena Goetz) throws herself at him in the office. He Connect to the Garrison Calendar from the fantasizes that Natasha, a Russian United Nations delegate (Galina USFK Global by opening Calendar, select Duckworth) is disappointed that “all they did was swim” without “Open a Shared Calendar,” type Yongsan, bathing costumes, that Elaine (Leandra Sutton) has been after him click OK, select Yongsan again and click for two years. He imagines that a suave and sophisticated romance OK. You can also view two Web versions of writer, (Ken Duckworth) has his own romantic designs on his wife the community calendar from the Garrison Helen Sherman, played by Elda White. Add to this already zany Web site at http://yongsan.korea.army.mil array of characters, a psychiatrist, Dr. Brubaker, played by Dave For information, call 738-7354. White with his own uxoricidal fantasies, and you have a Broadway comedy. Holiday Craft Fair and Bazaar Performances are: 7 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 15, and 16 There will be a holiday craft fair and ba- Nov. 17 is Reggie’s Special Night at the theatre, so the show zaar 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the will start at 6 p.m., giving the audience time to take their ticket Seoul American High School Gymnasium. to Reggie’s after the show for a 10-percent discount on any single For information, call 736-5473 or send e- sandwich or platter and nonalcoholic beverage. mail to richkat@i-mnet.com. All performances are in the Moyer Theatre, Building 2259. Tickets are on sale in the Moyer Music Room 1-9 p.m. Wednesday Children’s Playgroups – Sunday. The cost is $3 in advance with a reserved seat. Tickets Hannam Village Play Works meets 10- purchased at the door are $5 and good for general seating. 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Hannam Vil- The Music and Theatre Branch and Area Community Theatre lage ACS Outreach Center and always welcomes volunteers in most facets of theatre production, Yongsan Wee Play Playgroup meets 10– acting, singing, dancing and technical areas lighting, sound, 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at School Age Services, Bldg. 4211. For information, painting, make-up and carpentry.Auditions for “A Christmas Carol” Randy Koonse and Michelle Outlaw (she plays the Marilyn Monroe role called call 738-5151. will be 6 p.m. Nov. 12-13 at the Moyer Theatre. only The Girl). – Courtesy Photo
    • OCTOBER 26, 2007 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 11 http://yongsan.korea.army.milDrug-free campaign raises community awarenessby Cpl. Kim Sang-wook Mitchell said EAP covers civilianUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs employees and Soldiers. “We provide training for employees, YONGSAN GARRISON — The supervisors and managers on recognizingYongsan Employee Assistance Program staff performance issues,” Mitchell said.“deployed to the front lines” by setting up In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signeda drug and alcohol information booth Oct. an executive order mandating that all federal17 at the Main Exchange to meet face-to- agencies be drug-free.face with community members. According to the 2004 National Survey The initiative is part of National Drug- on Drug Use and Health, more than 75Free Work Week. percent of all adult illicit drug users are E m p l o y e e A s s i s t a n c e Pr o g r a m employed full or part time.Coordinator Vanessa Mitchell said she Mitchell also highlighted drunk drivinghopes to raise awareness by displaying awareness.information posters and handing out “Civilians on-post have the privilege ofquestionnaires to self-diagnose drug and driving, but there are drivers still drinkingalcohol usage. and driving,” she said. “The purpose of the drug-free work If a community member is caughtweek is also to help employers know when driving under the influence, their driver’stheir employees need help,” Mitchell said. license will be revoked for one year and“Education is the most important part of reported back to the states. The offenderthe program.” must also attend additional classes. The event is sponsored by the Department “It reinforces how important it is to Employee Assistance Program Coordinator Vanessa Mitchell (right) informs Tara Hall (left) andof Labor and Army Substance Abuse understand that alcohol and drugs are not Danielle Rodriguez about National Drug-free Work Week Oct. 17 at the Yongsan Main Ex-Program. — See Drug-free, Page 12 — change. – U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Kim Sang-wook Yongsan observes National School Bus Safety Week Garrison tracks CFC contributions YONGSAN GARRISON — School Bakameyer said he wants to remind safety officials spent a couple of hours drivers that school is in session, to stay alert Thursday at the Main Exchange lobby for pedestrians in crosswalks and look out YONGSAN GARRISON — Garrison hoping to raise community awareness for children riding bicycles. officials are tracking participation in the about National School Bus Safety Week. National School Bus Safety Week is Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. “We let people know some statistics an active and evolving public education “By reporting back to the community, we hope to encourage and the basic rules,” said Yongsan program designed to promote school even more participation,” said USAG-Yongsan Human Resources Transportation Operations Specialist Ken bus safety, according to the National Director Steven Carpenter. Bakameyer. “Let’s get to school without Association for Pupil Transportation Web As of Monday, 20 percent of USAG-Yongsan had been contacted any injuries. site. “It’s an excellent way for everyone with $67,607.85 donated. Bakameyer said they had “Barney the - parents, students, teachers, motorists, “We’re on target to exceed our expectations,” he said. “People can donate Bus” present to capture the attention of school bus operators, school administrators, to a worthy charity and know their money is going to a good cause.” younger children. and other interested parties – to join forces Carpenter said people can make Yongsan a better place by “Barney is a robotic bus that is a big hit and address the importance of school bus donating to Family Support and Youth Programs. “ with the kids,” he said. safety,” according to the site. All you have to do is choose “FSYP” on your pledge card,” he said.
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 12http://yongsan.korea.army.mil AREA II THE MORNING CALM PAID ADVERTISING Fall and winter safety must be a priorityT his week I want to talk about requirements are accomplished for all something that should always be a USAG-Yongsan personnel: priority: Safety! Winter Driving U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan’s fall and Cold Weather Injury Preventionwinter safety training summarizes the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Preventionseasonal hazards we face while serving in When necessary, training should bethe Republic of Korea. conducted in both English and Hangul to Our “Fall and Winter Safety Guide” ensure all personnel fully understand theaddresses preventive measures we must take content of the training.to safeguard the well-being of our Soldiers, I expect commanders and supervisorsCivilians and Family Members. to brief their personnel on safety awareness Additionally, familiarize yourself with before the onset of the fall and winter8th U.S. Army and U.S. Forces Korea season.Winter Safety Campaign Web site. You I would also hope as a communitycan access this information through links member you take the time to read throughat the Garrison Web site (http://yongsan. our guide to prepare yourself for what tokorea.army.mil). expect this fall and winter. The safety procedures and countermeasures This is a critical time of the year to beset forth in the Garrison guide are organized thinking about safety. Our goal is to beby specific topic areas. accident-free. Commanders and supervisors must Let’s remember “people first” and “safetyfamiliarize themselves with this guide and always” as we have a safe and enjoyable fallhave a thorough understanding of individual and winter.responsibilities. The PDF guide is available If you have any questions, or need to getfor download at the Garrison Web site. training resources, please contact USAG- Commanders and supervisors will Yongsan Safety Officer Russell Obey atensu re that these special training 738-4643. Teachers Continued from page 9 Most of the Korean teachers said they “I saw lots of smiles and laughter,” saidwere impressed by the advanced school Deputy Garrison Commander Don Moses.materials and facilities. “That’s a good sign for a good relationship “I was surprised to see so many energetic between our two nations.”students at class,” said Korean English “This was a great opportunity for allteacher Seo Ji-yeon. “Korean students are of us to see what America is like,” saidalways stressed out, so not many of them Incheon Educational Training Instituteenjoy class as the American students do.” Team Manager Chong Yun-hui. “We Later, the teachers ate lunch at enjoyed our time here.”Commiskey’s Restaurant with some of the The teachers concluded their visit with aUSAG-Yongsan staff members. bus tour of Yongsan Garrison. MPs Continued from page 9 PAID ADVERTISINGtwo organizations,” Choe said. “The U.S. and workers are happy to invite the U.S.police provide language programs and invite Soldiers.”the Koreans onpost for receptions and the After a short kickoff ceremony, SoldiersKPCA gives us Tae Kwon Do programs.” were sorted into four groups of Korean Other KPCA officials expressed the Police teams and fought as one.positive impact of the Good Neighbor “I think it was good to learn culturalProgram. differences overall,” said 14th Military Police “The relationship between KPCA and Detachment Pfc. Hugo Godoy. “It was funU.S. military police is very crucial,” said to play Korean field games together as oneKPCA Principal Kim Suk-gi. “Our officers team.” Drug-free Continued from page 11good for the body,” said Danielle Rodriguez. Yongsan ASAP Web page,” Mitchell said.“I am a teacher and we could start teaching The ASAP Web page is located at http://about drug abuse at an early age.” yongsan.korea.army.mil (look under “More Rodriguez said she will educate children Links).to realize how bad substance abuse could For information on the drug-freeaffect their lives. campaign, call 736-3295 or visit Building “You can also diagnose yourself at the 5216 next to Collier Field House.
    • OCTOBER 26, 2007 DFAC IMCOM-K • PAGE 13 http://imcom.korea.army.mil
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 14http://imcom.korea.army.mil MOVIES THE MORNING CALM October 26-November 1 Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Casey Superbad Death Sentence We Own the Night We Own the NIght Superbad Death Sentence Death Sentence 730-7354 (R) 6:30 p.m. (R) 6:30 p.m. (R) 6:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. Henry Superbad Heartbreak Kid Heartbreak Kid Death Sentence No Show No Show No Show 768-7724 (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Humphreys We Own the Night We Own the Night We Own the Night Superbad Superbad Death Sentence TBA 753-7716 (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. Hovey Death Sentence We Own the Night Superbad Mr. Bean’s Holiday We Own the Night Superbad The Invasion 730-5412 (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (G) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Kunsan The Game Plan Mr. Bean’s Holiday (G) Death Sentence No Show No Show No Show We Own the NIght 782-4987 (PG) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. The Kingdom — (Jaime Foxx, The Heartbreak Kid — (Ben Stiller) Superbad — (Seth Rogen, Michael The Game Plan — (Dwayne ‘The Mr. Bean’s Holiday— (Rowan Jennifer Garner) A team of U.S. Single and indecisive, Eddie begins Cera)Two co-dependent high school Rock’ Johnson, Roselyn Sanchez) Atkinson, Willem Dafoe) In his latest counter-terrorism investigators set dating the incredibly sexy and guys want to hook up with girls before A story centered around a rugged misadventure, Mr. Bean – the nearly out to find the perpetrators behind seemingly fabulous Lila. Upon the they graduate and go off to different superstar quarterback Joe Kingman, wordless misfit who seems to be a deadly attack on Americans in a urging of his father and best friend, colleges, but, after a calamitous night whose Boston-based team is chasing followed by a trail of pratfalls and Middle Eastern country. In order to Eddie proposes to her after only just trying to buy alcohol for a school a championship. A ‘serial bachelor’, hijinks – goes on holiday to the French work through the bureaucracy and a week, fearing this may be his party, overcoming their separation Kingman is living the ultimate fantasy: Riviera and becomes ensnared in cultural hostility, the team enlists last chance at love, marriage, and anxiety becomes a greater challenge he’s rich, famous and the life of the a European adventure of cinematic.a local police officer, but still finds happiness. However, while on their than getting the girls. Rated R (crude/ party. But this dream is suddenly proportions. Tired of the dreary, wet itself target for the terrorists. Rated R honeymoon in sunny Mexico, Lila sexual content, language, drinking, sacked for a loss when he discovers London weather, Bean packs up his (violence, language) 122 minutes reveals her true beyond-awful nature drug use, fantasy/comic violent the 7-year-old daughter he never suitcase and camcorder to head to and Eddie meets Miranda, the woman image) 114 minutes knew he had--the product of a final Cannes for some sun on the beach. he realizes to be his actual soul mate. fling he had, years prior, before But his trip doesn’t go as smoothly as Eddie must keep his new, increasingly parting ways with his young wife. he had hoped when the bumbling Bean horrid wife at bay as he attempts to Rated PG (thematic elements) falls face first into a series of mishaps woo the girl of his dreams. Rated R 107minutes and fortunate coincidences, far-fetched (strong sexual content, crude humor enough to make his own avant-garde and language) 120 minutes film. Rated G 88 minutes Long The Kingdom (R) No Show Rush Hour 3 Stardust No Show No Show No Show 721-3407 6:45 p.m. (PG13) 6:45 p.m. (PG13) 6:45 p.m. Osan 30 Days of Night 30 Days of Night Superbad Superbad Superbad Superbad TBA 784-4930 (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Red Cloud We Own the Night Illegal Tender Superbad Death Sentence Mr. Bean’s Holiday No Show 30 Days of Night 732-6620 (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7p.m. (R) 8 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (G) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Stanley Death Sentence Superbad Superbad Mr. Bean’s Holiday No Show 30 Days of Night Illegal Tender 732-5565 (R) 6 p.m. (R) 7p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (G) 7 p.m. (R) 7p.m. (R) 7 p.m. 30 Days of Night 30 Days of Night 30 Days of Night Superbad Superbad Death Sentence Death Sentence Yongsan I (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8 p.m. (R) 8 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Are We Done Yet Mr. Bean’s Holiday Mr. Bean’s Holiday Bourne Ultimatum Bourne Ultimatum Stardust Stardust Yongsan II (PG) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. Yongsan III Stardust Mr. Bean’s Holiday Mr. Bean’s Holiday Illegal Tender Illegal Tender War War 738-7389 (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m.
    • OCTOBER 26, 2007 CHAPLAIN IMCOM-K • PAGE 15 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Area IV Worship Services Protestant Services Retreating into God’s love: Collective Sunday Sunday 1000 1030 Camp Carroll Camp Walker Solitude can offer an unexpected spiritual retreat for those seeking an escape from life’s ‘noise’ Sunday 1030 Camp Henry Sunday 1245 Camp Walker Sunday 1300 Camp Carroll by Chaplain (Maj.) Dale A. Code goes: “Know God—know peace. No God—no peace.” Church of Christ 1700 Camp Walker 210th FIRES Brigade Spiritual renewal requires us to be quiet long enough to Collective Friday 1900 Camp Walker hear God’s voice. To do this, we need to get away from T Korean Tuesday 1900 Camp Carroll he discipline of solitude is a great way of revi- the hustle and bustle of life and still our hearts before Korean Wednesday 1830 Camp Walker the Lord, then we will (hear) His voice in the silence. talizing our spiritual strength. Although many Korean Thursday 1100 Camp Hialeah people dislike, disdain, and even despise the Sometimes we will even hear Him say, “Peace, be still, Catholic Mass thought of being alone, when we take the time to be and know that I am God.” Saturday 1700 Camp Walker secluded we will discover that it pays great dividends. The mountains of Korea can also provide time for us Sunday 0900 Camp Walker Mountains are great places to be secluded. to seclude ourselves from the distracters of this world. Sunday 1130 Camp Carroll Have you discovered that here in Korea, you can find As we go high into the mountains, and become secluded from the distracters of our world, the more in touch Additional Programs with God we are. Bible and Bagels “And when we climb these hills and Not only do the mountains of Korea provide us with Tuesday 0630 Camp Walker Chapel Annex opportunities to seclude ourselves, they also encourage Protestant Women of the Chapel mountains, we notice that the higher we go, us to find strength in God. Through seclusion, God Tuesday 0930 Walker Chapel Sanctuary Korean Bible Study the quieter it becomes. And the quieter it will reveal His majesty and power. To really be “Army Strong”, we need to be spiritual strong. One such place Tuesday 1030 Walker Chapel Annex becomes, the closer we get to God.” Catholic Women of the Chapel that we can find seclusion and rest is the Religious Saturday 1000 Walker Fellowship Hall Retreat Center. It is located on Namsan Mountain in Church of Christ Bible Study Chaplain (Maj.) Dale A. Code Seoul. Just ask your Chaplain for directions! Wednesday 1900 Walker Fellowship Hall 210th FIRES Brigade The Eighth U.S. Army Religious Retreat Center: Ladies Prayer Meeting The RRC is located halfway up Namsan Mountain in Monday 1400 Camp Carroll Chapel Sanc. Seoul. It has facilities for 57 overnight lodgers, a dining many mountain tops that are wonderful places to find Contemporary Bible Study spiritual strength? The Bible says, “I will look unto facility with waitress service, chapel, three conference Tuesday 1900 Camp Carroll Chapel Annex the hills from whence cometh my help” (Psalms 121). rooms, dayroom, and recreational facilities. The RRC USAG - Chaplains If you are like me, it is often difficult to escape the can accommodate 210 daytime Spiritual Fitness Chaplain (Maj.) Edward Martin, cacophony of competing noises. However(,) when (we) participants. The RRC operates under the motto of Edward.martin@korea.army.mil, DSN 768-5455 look unto the hills, we will find help and strength in “Relaxation and Inspiration” for everyone who enters our Chaplain (Capt.) Byung Min, God. And when we climb these hills and mountains, gates. The facilities and resources assist the commander Justin.k.min@korea.army.mil, DSN 765-8991 we notice that the higher we go, the quieter it becomes. and chaplain in addressing specific challenging issues in And the quieter it becomes, the closer we get to God. the unit. The types of programs are limited only by the And when this happens, we find renewal. As the slogan imagination of the command.
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 16http://imcom.korea.army.mil FEATURE THE MORNING CALMFire Prevention Week: Practice your escape planby Jim CunninghamUSAG-RC Public Affairs RED CLOUD GARRISON—FirePrevention Week was held Oct. 7 through13 with celebrations not only at USAG-Red Cloud but in the Province of Kyonggiwhere they began a month of fire preventiontraining Oct. 8. “Fire Prevention Week is a very excitingtime for fire departments around thecountry,” said John Cook, USAG-RedCloud fire chief. “This year was exceptionallygood for us and Kyonggi Province becausewe started our Fire Prevention programsalmost simultaneously. Kyonggi Provincebegan their Fire Prevention Month at SeoulLand.” The governor of Kyonggi Province,Kim, Mun Su, gave special emphasis tothe relationship USAG-Red Cloud FireDepartment and the Kyonggi Province FireDepartments share. “Governor Kim gave us special recognitionduring the ceremony,” Cook said. “He wantsthe relationship to continue.” John Cook (left), fire chief USAG-RC, and Kim, Mun Su, governor of the Kyonggi province, operate a fire pump from a century ago at the Fire The week-long celebration at USAG-Red Prevention Festival held at Seoul Land Park in Seoul.—U.S. Army Photo By Kim, Chin Su.Cloud featured fire escape plans. “Our theme this year is ‘Practice YourEscape Plan,’” Cook said. “It is veryimportant for everyone to have an escapeplan in case of fire.” The Fire Department suggests occupantsof a home draw a floor plan, which is a mapshowing every room, every door, and everywindow. The family should sit down andtalk about the two best ways to get out ofeach room. Pick a meeting place outside thehome and tell everyone to go there as soonas they have escaped a fire. “Just having a plan is not good enough,”Cook said. “The whole family shouldpractice the plan together.” Everyone shouldgo to the room where they sleep. A grownupshould sound the smoke alarm. Everyoneshould then follow the escape plan, getout of the building, and go directly to theplanned meeting place. The drill should bepracticed at least twice every year. “If you do not have smoke alarms in your Sparky, the USAG-RC Fire Department mascot, sings for the children during the Fire Preven-home, make sure to install them,” Cook tion week ceremony held on USAG-RC.—U.S. Army Photo By Kim, Chin Su.said. “Make sure you can hear the soundof the smoke alarms when you are in anyroom. Also, make sure you know the firedepartment’s telephone number.” T h e Ky o n g g i Fi re D e p a r t m e n tcollaborated with the USAG-Red CloudFire Department in giving demonstrationsof their fire equipment and one very specialexhibit. “They provided a ‘Home EscapeSimulation Training’ truck,” Cook said.“The children and adults went through thetruck to find out what it is like to escape afire in the home.” Not only did the local fire departmentshare their trucks and equipment witheveryone at Red Cloud, they also gave fireprevention lectures in the Korean languagefor all the people who live off post and allthe children at the exhibit. “We ran the fire prevention postercontest with the two local international Sparky, the Dalmation mascot of USAG-RCschools,” Cook said. “We are having those Fire Department, gets frisky with Chief Cookposters judged at the Pear Blossom Cottage, during the demonstrations at Fire Safetyand we are going to follow up with a trip to Week held on USAG-RC Oct. 8.—U.S. Army John Cook (middle) USAG-RC fire chief, describes the equipment that the Firefighters arethe schools to award special certificates. Photo By Kim, Chin Su. wearing during Fire Prevention Week held on USAG-RC.—U.S. Army Photo By Kim, Chin Su.
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 18http://imcom.korea.army.mil MWR THE MORNING CALM Bomshel coming to an MWR Events installation near you Home for the holidays MWR has teamed up with U.S. Airline Alli- ance to give one winner a chance to make it home for the holidays. MWR organizes —USAG-Y— the program annually to show Soldiers and Flag Football Bomshel duo Civilians stationed in Korea their apprecia- tion. The winner will be announced at the UNC HG 30 41st Sig 28 94th MP 18th Med 28 14 blogs about USAG Humphreys Spooky Hollow Oct. 31. You do not have to be present to win. For 41st Sig 30 Navy 12 Fort Benning information call DSN 723-3730. UNV HG 8 524th MI 0 performance Bomshel Concert All performances are open to ID card hold- Fall Softball ers and are free of charge. For more infor- Suslak 7 Embassy 1 Yes, chivalry does still exist. mation, contact your local MWR Entertain- Suslak 14 18th Med 1 At least at the Fort Benning ment Office or DSN 723-3749. CRUS 11 18th Med 8 military base in Columbus, Ga. Schedule for performances in Korea: CRUS 14 Kanakas 4 Chivalry, bravery, and integrity. 7p.m.; Oct. 26 Yongsan Garrison, Collier Kanakas 10 Sockor 9 Bomshel was honored to perform Field House, 7p.m. ; Oct. 27 Camp Casey, along with Montgomery Gentry Hanson Field House, 7p.m. ; Oct. 28 Camp for thousands of Soldiers after Walker, Gym, 7p.m. 10 K Roadrace 72 participants ran Oct. 20. many weeks of extensive boot- camp style training. This was $30,000 High School Scholarship High school students have the opportu- Intramural Soccer Tourney to be the first day the Soldiers nity to compete in the annual audio essay 8th Army 5 USAGY 0 were allowed to refrain from competition and win thousands of dollars in endless pushups and encouraged scholarships, a trip to Washington, D.C., as Both teams will compete in the Eighth to participate in the Bomshel well as dozens of other awards. Students Army Tournament at Camp Carroll Stomp! compete by writing and then recording a We were aware that prior three-to-five minute audio essay express- to our arrival, the big question ing their views of this year’s theme “My Upcoming Events: Role in Honoring America’s Veterans”. on many of their minds was....”Bomshel who?” Being a For more information, contact the Voice of 5K Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 27 at Democracy Chairman at VFW Post # 8180 Collier Field House new country act, with such a Bomshel is currently performing at military installations at vfwpost8180@yahoo.com name, we certainly hoped they throughout Korea. For performace schedule, see MWR USAGY Intramural Flag Football Tour- weren’t eager for pin-up girls. Events sidebar. — Photo courtesy of MWR Student Savings Bond nament Oct. 26-28 at Lombardo Field If the name wasn’t enough to Students in grades 6-8 in this area have perplex them, perhaps the rumble of our weeks of training, their lives had changed the opportunity to compete in the VFW’s Preseason Men’s and Women’s Post tour bus, sporting lightning bolts, Tequila forever. They were standing tall with more annual essay competition and win thou- Level Basketball Tourney 2-4 Nov. at sands of dollars in U.S. Savings Bonds and Roseand very high hair let them know that strength and pride than any of us can begin Collier Field House a trip to be honored at the VFW and Ladies Bomshel, whoever they were, had arrived! to imagine. Many shared sentiments of Clouds filled the afternoon air and we were missing their loved ones. It was each of Auxiliary Community Service Conference. USAGY Postseason Fall Softball Students are invited to write a 300-400- Tourney Nov. 3-4 at the 4 Plex concerned that the show might be canceled them facing the reality that they may be word essay on this year’s theme: “Why I as a result of rain, but kept our fingers deployed to unfamiliar, brutal territory. am an American Patriot”. Deadline for stu- –USAG-RC– crossed. As it got closer to show time, we Some expressed concerns that with the war dent entries is Nov. 1. For more informa- could hear the Soldiers as they walked in Iraq being so unpopular, they feared the tion, contact the local VFW Post # 8180 at Tae Kwon Do Championships toward the field. Occasionally, we heard a nation would direct outrage onto them vfwpost8180@yahoo.com Blue/Below Heavyweight Semi-Final: loud chant, “HOOAH” in a loud unison. personally. But these young men were proud Spc. Matthew Russell Calling All Photographers We hoped this was a good thing. to be serving their country and ready to do Black Middleweight Semi-Final: Submissions for the All Army Digital Pho- PV2 Yeo, Jin Ho From the moment we set foot onto the what would be asked of them. Regardless stage, the applause was overwhelming. It of any political stances, it is our hope that tography Contest mey be submitted through Blue/Below: Lightweight Final: Nov. 30. The 2007 theme is Army Values. Spc. Kyle Jenschke was apparent that these folks were ready to the one lesson Americans learned from The contest is entirely web-based. To enter, Blue/Below Middleweight Final: leave their physical and emotional stresses Vietnam was to separate the war from the fill out the application (PhotoApp). Log onto Cpt. Arthur Rutnarak behind and were ready to celebrate music, warriors. And these Soldiers were training https://artscrfts.fmwrc.army.mil to submit Blue/Below Super Heavyweight Final: freedom they were fighting so hard for. Then to be warriors. And gentlemen. They shook your entry. An AKO account is required to PV2 Robert Gott came the most wonderful moment of the our hands and thanked us wholeheartedly verify eligibiility. For more information, con- Red/Brown Middleweight Final: evening thus far. We began to perform our for being there to support them. You betcha tact your local arts and crafts center or call Sgt. Zeus Inocencio DSN: 723-8510. current single The Power Of One, which we these big haired bomshels will support Red/Brown Exhibition: SSgt. Caspar Savang dedicated to the Soldiers. All of the sudden, them. We will continue to be there to bring it began to rain. The most beautiful rain music to their hearts as our small gesture of Recruit the Recruiter Briefing Schedule: Red/Brown Heavyweight Final: Camp Casey – Oct. 29 at 1 p.m., Casey Sgt. 1st Class James Mathis we had ever seen. It fell gracefully from the thanks for the enormous sacrifice they are Theater; Camp Red Cloud – Oct. 31 at 1 Red/Brown Super Heavyweight Final: sky and nobody ever considered running making for us. These men were handsome, p.m., Red Cloud Theater; Camp Hum- Baldemar Hernandez for cover. Everyone was drenched but we ohhhh, were phreys – Nov. 2 at 1 p.m., Theater; K16 Black Lightweight Final: just sang louder and the Soldiers cheered as They handsome...courageous and...did I – Nov. 5 at 1 p.m., Community Activities PV2 Lee, Sang Min if they had been thirsty for weeks. (which say handsome? Living in a day and age where Center; Yongsan – Nov. 6 at 1 p.m., 18th Black Super Heavyweight Final: they very well might have been....) It was it is hard pressed to find a man that will still MEDCOM Hospital; Yongsan – Nov. 7 at 1 Pfc. Erik Strecker p.m., ACS Bldg. 4106 For more informa- somehow sacred, and symbolically unified open the car door for a lady, it was refreshing Blue/Below Heavyweight Final: tion, contact Sgt. First Class Gott at Jo- Spc. Matthew Russell us all. It was a reminder that we are in this to hear, “Thank you so very much, ma’am.” together. We hoped that at that moment, Yes, chivalry does still exist. At least at the seph.Gott@usarec.army.mil Black Middleweight Final: PV2 Yeo, Jin Ho the Soldiers realized that we didn’t care Fort Benning military base. And to all of AAFES Disney Sweepstakes that our make-up was running down our the United States Soldiers, service men and Now through Dec. 24, exchange shoppers Warrior Country Wrestling faces and our once perfectly placed high women, we thank you. can enter to win the “Disney Sweepstakes” Champonship hair resembled that of sheep dogs after a at BX/PX locations worldwide. No purchase bath. The show concluded and we set up a Performance schedule: is necessary to enter and entrants do not Class: Champ: booth where we would sign autographs and Catch the remaining shows of the dynamic country- have to be present to win. The only require- 152 lbs Pfc. Ryan Padilla meet the Soldiers. The rain subsided, but duo “Bomshel”. Known for the hits songs “Bomshel ment to enter is a military identification card 167 lbs Spc. Roderick Walker the emotion of that magical moment was Stomp” and “Power of One”, the lively singers are authorizing contestants to shop at AAFES 182 lbs SSgt. Jeffery Duncan 187 lbs 2 Lt. Anthony Dunkin replaced with the humbling opportunity of sure to please. (see entry forms for complete details). The “Disney Sweepstakes” drawing will 213 lbs Pfc. Christopher Reid looking into the eyes of these remarkable Oct. 26, Yongsan, Collier Field House, 7p.m. take place in February 2008. 275 lbs 2 Lt. James Hollis young men. It is impossible to express in Oct. 27, Cp. Casey, Hanson Field House, 7p.m. words all that we saw in their eyes. In the Oct. 28, Cp. Walker, Gym, 7p.m.
    • AREA IIIOCTOBER 26, 2007 USAG-H • PAGE 21 http://imcom.korea.army.milHumphreys Transformation Continues:New $17 million barracks open on MP Hill come to Korea.” and dryers and a community kitchen on walk.”by Andre Butler The building is one of many new projects each floor. All rooms are fully furnished “This is an outstanding state of the artUSAG-H Public Affairs Office that are scheduled to open this fall and with beds, dressers, desks, microwaves and facility,” said 1st Sgt. Elvin Thompson, winter at USAG Humphreys. refrigerators. Company C, 602nd Aviation Support H U M P H R EY S G A R R I S O N — The new structure provides Soldiers with “It’s a really nice building,” said Spc. Battalion first sergeant.Officials at USAG Humphreys held a ribbon a variety of elements that do not exist in the Charlotte Reyes, the Training NCO for “We are taking care of our Soldiers thecutting ceremony to open a new barracks on older facilities. 602nd Aviation Support Battalion and a way they should be,” he said.MP Hill Oct. 19. “Today is especially great because we’re resident of the new facility.” “They deserve it.” This new facility, which took two years opening a new home for our Soldiers here Everything is better here,” she said. Thompson said, “if you give a Soldierto construct, is part of the transformation on MP Hill -- what a home it is,” said Col. “The rooms are bigger and we have more a good place to eat and sleep their moraletaking place at Humphreys and is worth John E. Dumoulin, Jr, USAG Humphreys living space overall.” will go up.”$17 million. commander. The distance in relation to Soldier’s “Mail is another important factor,” he “We are very impressed with the facility “As you go through it, after this ceremony, living quarters and working areas was also said. “You want an outstanding facility toand its design,” said Lt. Col. Mike Neaverth, take time to look at the thoughtful touches a consideration when developing the USAG go with outstanding Soldiers,” ThompsonU.S. Corps of Engineers Far East District, that were added to make the lives of our Humphreys Transformation Master Plan. said. Dumoulin agrees with the 602nd firstdeputy commander. Soldiers better,” he said. The idea is to design facilities that are within sergeant. “This is all part of our dedication to Dumoulin said the new facility offers walking distance from the Soldier’s jobs. “This is what ‘World-Class Customerupgrading our Soldier’s quality of life,” he Soldiers a mud room where they can clean “Right now, I live about 15 or 20 minutes Service’ is all about -- providing the bestsaid. “More importantly, it is a tribute to off their field gear after returning from from work -- depending on the bus schedule possible quality of life to all who live, workour collective resolve to the future to provide training exercises. and traffic,” Reyes said. and play at [USAG Humphreys],” saidthe best for all those Soldiers who are yet to The barracks also have a lot more washers “But now my job is a 15 to 20 yard Dumoulin. Community Alert: Hot Water Outages USAG Humphreys – There are hot water outages scheduled for residents in the 700 Area Buildings for October and November from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29, 2007 Zone I – 744, 755As seen above, the new barracks are only feet Nov. 2, 2007away from 602nd Aviation Support Battalion. Zone II – 745, 746, 747, 748, 750, 751, 752(right) Spc. Charlotte Reyes, Training NCO forCompany A, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, Nov. 8, 2007pose for a photo in her new room on MP Hill Zone II – 746, 747, 752at USAG Humphreys. The barracks have eightfloors and 332 Soldier’s rooms and 464 total Nov. 16, 2007rooms. — U.S. Army Photos By Andre Butler. Zone III – 749, 756, 758, 759, 760USAG Humphreys adds bollards as part of barrier’s plan by Andre Butler Teague, USAG Humphreys Force Protection USAG-H Public Affairs Office coordinator. “As the installation transforms and we H U M P H R EY S G A R R I S O N — continue renovating the existing portions Recently, members of the USAG-Humphreys of USAG Humphreys, the bollards will be force protection team spearheaded a replaced with [natural landscaping] in the $255,000 project to install 1000 bollards future.” Teague said. that would provide security and safety zones Teague also said this plays a very important throughout post. role in making USAG Humphreys a safe and The project is part of Humphreys’ barrier great place to work, live and play. plan established to fulfill a Department “Installation Management Command of Defense requirement for certain areas Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Robert to have standoff distance from roads and Wilson, has stated that our number one parking areas. priority on IMCOM installations is “Historically, the barrier plan would protecting the population,” said Teague. require the use of thousands of yellow and “USAG Humphreys takes that mission black jersey barriers to accomplish what is very seriously, and has the best antiterrorism required by the DoD standard,” said Jeffery program in IMCOM,” he said. M. Thomas, USAG Security Division “Having an effective barrier plan allows chief. us to meet Lt. Gen. Wilson’s intent as “The main reason we chose this well as provide a safe environment for our particular bollard is because of its protective community.” capabilities,” said Jefferson. Teague continued, “this is all part of However, the bollards aren’t the final USAG Humphreys efforts to provide resolution for these safeguards. ‘World-Class Customer Service,’” the motto “These bollards are intended to be an set forth by Col. John E. Dumoulin, Jr., interim measure of protecting the USAG United States Army Garrison HumphreysHumphreys placed bollards as part of barrier plan. — U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Im, Suk-chun. Humphreys population,” said Edmond F. commander.
    • USAG-H • PAGE 22www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA III THE MORNING CALM News & Notes HAES students celebrate history USAG Humphreys Road Closure A section of Freedom Road will be closed Local school kids from Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. through 5 a.m., Oct. 29, 2007. The section running from the curve prior to the quarry gate to the begin- honor patriots ning of Perimeter Road will be shut down by Diane Hobler for repaving. There will be no vehicle traffic HAES Librarian access through quarry gate during this time. Pedestrians may still use quarry gate. HUMPHREYS GARRISON — If you Additional USAG Humphreys visited Humphreys American Elementary Road Closure School’s sixth grade class last week, you A section of Perimeter Road will be closed might have bumped into Muhammad from Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. through 5 a.m., Dec. Ali, observed President Thomas Jefferson 18, 2007.The section running from the chatting with Rosa Parks or seen Mary curved intersection from Bldg. S-2055 to Cassatt discussing art with Betsy Ross and Bldg. S-1016 will be shut down for repav- Sir Isaac Newton. ing. For more information contact Andre Penon at 753-6671. Have our sixth graders perfected a time machine? CDC Teacher Needed No. Child and Youth Services, Child Devel- But they have transformed themselves opment Center is currently looking for a into historical figures as part of a literature qualified teacher to teach brand new Pre- study focused on biographies and Kindergarten class, ages 4-5. Hours will be autobiographies. from 8 a.m - 5 p.m with classroom hours To prepare for their performances, each (above) President and Rough Rider Theodore being 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Salary is $13.12- student selected and read a biography or Roosevelt (aka Alex Brink) explains his impor- $15.69 per hour. Great benefits package, tance in American history. including medical, dental, 401K and COLA. autobiography of a famous person and wrote a report. (upper right) Mia Hamm (aka Sydney Salter) Qualifications: Possess and maintain one explains how her many successes on the soc- of the following: Child Development Associ- Students also prepared costumes, brought props or created posters related to cer field have helped promote women’s sports ate, Army School Age Credential (Boys and Girls of Club America) or Army Practicum, their person. and inspire girls and young women to aim for Possess AA degree with major emphasis Sixth grade teacher Buddy Leavitt was and achieve high goals. in childcare. Preferred: Possess BA/BS pleased with the variety of important degree with a major emphasis on ECE, El- individuals the students chose including (below) Seamstress and Patriot Betsy Ross, ementary Education, Child Development, politicians, authors, social activists, athletes, Impressionist Artist Mary Cassatt, Inventors Home Economics or Special Education. Orville and Wilbur Wright and Aviation Pioneer explorers, aviators, scientists, actors and inventors. Amelia Earhart are some of America’s favorites. Oktober, Fall Festival (from left to right in order of the above named USAG Humphreys will hold Oktober and Leavitt organized this project so that these historical figures became not just individuals) Hope McMahan, Patricia Keglovitz, Fall Festival activities behind the USO. The event will be Oct. 27 starting at Noon. names and facts written in a book, but Thomas Bain, Matthew Collins and Nicole Mug- While waiting to give their presentations, two There will be food, games, a pumpkin living, dynamic individuals the students nano) pose for a photo before their presenta- important Native American women, Guide patch, photos, face painitng and tons of fun could relate to and be inspired by. tions. — Photos By Diane Hobler. and Explorer Sacagawea (aka Kayla Pick- for the children. USO wants you to come Although students were initially nervous ett) and Jamestown Settlement’s friend and with the HAES community. out and enjoy this year’s celebration. about presenting to an audience, their big Teachers, parents and students also enjoyed supporter, Pocahontas (aka Ella Labarrete) Virtues Volunteers needed at the USO smiles afterwards revealed how much they learning from these presentations. relaxed together. What an interesting conver- Korea enjoyed sharing their knowledge and talents Keep up the great work sixth graders. sation they must have had. The Virtues English Program allows ac- tive-duty service members to volunteer two Saturdays per month (second and forth Saturday). Being a volunteer for the Virtues English classes will help to satisfy your Good Neighbor Program requirement. For more information, call Mi-Hwa and Minna at 724-7781 DSN. Industry Certification Offered USAG Humphreys is the latest location available to administer required industry certification. There are tests offered for IT, HR, and many other skills. The testing cen- ter is located at the Area III DOIM in Bldg. 1272, Room 112. The center will be avail- able for testing M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. To schedule an exam call 754-3608. U.S. Army Reservists Wanted The 343rd Support Center, USAG Hum- phreys, is seeking Soldiers interested in continuing to serve in the U.S. Army Re- serves. Train one weekend a month and 14 days in the summer and continue to re- ceive many of the benefits of serving on ac- tive duty. Contact Richard Scott, 753-8634, ScottRW@korea.army.mil for additional information. Please send us Stories and Photos To submit info for publishing in The Morn- ing Calm Weekly, USAG Humphreys com- mon pages, call 754-6132, 8847 or 8598. Or e-mail andre.butler@korea.army.mil.
    • OCTOBER 26, 2007 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 23 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Area III, USAG Humphreys sports shotsThe Eighth United States Army Taekwondo Championship The action was hot and heavy at the Humphreys Flag Footballwas held Oct. 13 at the Humphreys Gym. A total of 16 people Championships Oct. 20-21, as eight teams fought for positionsparticipated. — U.S. Army Photo By Candace Godfrey. in Area III Tournament. — U.S. Army Photo By Mike Mooney. USAG Humphreys Commander Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr., takes the ball to the hoop during a U.S./ROK Friendship B-Ball Tournament Oct. 18.— U.S. Army Photo By Andre Butler. Carlo Cagaoan, 51st Maintenance Co., 1/7th Air Defense Artil- lery, Suwon Air Base, strains with effort on his way to the Men’s 148-pound Class title in the Eighth Army Power Lifting Cham- pionships Oct. 6. — U.S. Army Photos By Mike Mooney.Pfc. Sean Gonka, an Apache mechanic with 1st Battalion 2ndCombat Aviation Brigade got his pitch and drove the ball deep (right) Nathan Haag and Doo-Wan Ham of Wonju’s CSCT #1during one of the Korean-American softball games at Soldier’s intramural soccer team have a Suwon player boxed in actionField Oct. 13. — U.S. Army Photo By Bob McElroy. at Area III Soccer Championships Oct 21.NSPS to take affect November for non-bargaining unitby Thomas J. Mulvihill objectives. The recommendation following the assessment isUSAG-H Civil Personnel Office then sent to a pay pool panel for consideration. Phase V – Rewarding. This is governed by the pay pool HUMPHREYS GARRISON —The majority of non- process. At the end of the pay pool process, the pay poolbargaining unit personnel will fall under the new National manager approves the ratings and payout and informsSecurity Personnel Systems starting Nov.11. However, there the supervisor of the final decision. The supervisor thenis some buzz about how the Performance Management Cycle communicates and explains the decision to the employee.works. The NSPS PMC has five phases. Take a look at the NSPS Conversations: NSPS requires that supervisors andfollowing phases to see how or if they will affect you. employees participate in several performance conversations Phase I -- Planning. This is when the employee and over the course of the rating cycle.supervisor will identify performance expectations. The A performance plan conversation is the starting pointperformance expectations are captured in job objectives. for continuing dialogue. It is the foundation upon whichThis phase also captures developmental needs. to build your work relationship and prevent surprises at the Phase II -- Monitoring. This phase will be ongoing end of the rating cycle.and continues throughout the year. This is where face- The interim review conversation is to check theto-face dialogue is needed between the supervisor and employee’s progress toward achieving his or her objectives.employee. Employee based issues are discussed. If necessary, This is also the time for second line supervisors to monitorperformance deficiencies and necessary actions to correct how the supervisors who report to them are doing with theirthem are discussed. supervisory responsibilities. Maj. Gen. Michael Kuehr of Eighth United States Army dis- Phase III -- Developing. This is where the employee’s The end of cycle review conversation will occur in cussed the upcoming changes to the civilian personnel systemdevelopment opportunities are discussed. This particular October of each year following the conclusion of the under the new National Security Personnel System during hisprocess will also help reinforce strengths and correct previous rating cycle. September visit to United States Army Garrison Humphreys.weaknesses. The annual appraisal conversation will occur in November The new system will take affect Nov. 11. The target audience Phase IV -- Rating. This is where the supervisor makes an or December of each year following the conclusion of the for implementation is non-bargaining unit personnel.assessment of the employee’s performance as related to the job pay pool process. — U.S. Army Photo By Bob McElroy.
    • AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 25 www.imcom.korea.army.milDaegu American School students helpmake difference in fight against drugs Kiki opted to stay straight, working his at 2 p.m. on a warm winter afternoon in way through college and earning a degree Guadalajara, Mexico, when Camarena in criminal justice. locked his badge and revolver in his desk Following stints in the Marines and the drawer and left to meet his wife for lunch. police force, Kiki joined the DEA in 1974 He unsuspectingly crossed the street to his and asked to be transferred to Guadalajara, pickup truck. While unlocking the doors Mexico, the center of the trafficking empire. to his vehicle, he was grabbed by five men While investigating a multi-billion dollar drug who shoved him into a beige Volkswagen. scam, he confiscated thousand of pounds of One month later, his body was discovered cocaine, and hundreds of thousands of in a shallow grave. Kiki and his informant, pounds of marijuana. He suspected the drug Alfredo Zavala Avelar, were savagely and scam involved officers in the Mexican army, grotesquely murdered. police and government. Kiki was a believer Since then, millions of Americans have that one person can make a difference and gotten involved in, and been touched by the he sacrificed his life to prevent drugs from Red Ribbon Campaign efforts. No other entering the United States. It was the best way single drug prevention movement has had he knew how to stop drugs and to help people such an impact on so many lives. he cared about. His mother, concerned about When asked what she wanted people to(From left) Beth Farr and Catherine Bernhardt, both Daegu American School seventh graders, dangers inherent in his job, tried to talk him think when they saw her drawing, sevenththoughtfully draw pictures Oct. 18 in support of Red Ribbon Week, a national campaign to edu- out of it. “I can’t not do this,” he told her. grade student Emily Smith replied, “Icate communities on the dangers of illegal drugs. U.S. Army Photo By Park Hye-ji “I’m only one person, but I want to make a want them to stop and think about what difference.” they are doing, so next time they won’t doby USAG Daegu Public Affairs seventh grade student Nathanial Descavage. In early 1985, the DEA sent Kiki to it anymore. That’s the whole purpose of “Putting them in the commissary, adults will work undercover in Mexico. For weeks doing this, is to make people actually think CAMP WALKER –National Red Ribbon see them more often and hopefully more he lived among the drug cartel, gathering about it.”Week is celebrated annually Oct. 23-31, and people will see them and decide to stop. If information and evidence. He was ready to The students’ creations will also be onis dedicated to U.S. Drug Enforcement you use drugs, the more you use them, the wrap up his assignment when his identity display at the Camp Walker PX from Oct.Administration (DEA) agent Enrique (Kiki) more you’re going to get addicted, and at was discovered. It was February 7, 1985, 26 – Nov. 2.Camarena, who exposed drug dealers in one point, there’s no turning back. You’reMexico, and to all of the people who have just stuck on drugs and eventually it willbeen wrongfully killed due to the violence destroy your body and kill you.”of drugs. Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling To honor Camarena’s memory, and to Service Counselor Young, Hee Yoo directedshow that they would continue his fight and coordinated all aspects of the Redagainst illegal drugs, friends and neighbors Ribbon Week campaign at USAG Daegu,wore red badges of satin. Parents who had according to USAG Daegu Alcohol andcome together in local coalitions to fight Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator,the drug problem took Kiki as their model, Jim Kaderabek.embracing the belief that one person can Growing up in a dirt-floored house inmake a difference, and adopting his symbol- Mexico, Enrique (Kiki) Camarena wanted-the red ribbon--as their own. to make a difference. When he was little, he Students in Jacqueline Bishop’s art class begged his mother for a toy gun. “I need aat Daegu American School did their part to gun,” he said, “because I’m going to be afight against illegal drugs and educate the policeman when I grow up.” At nine, Kikicommunity by creating their own powerful moved with his family to the United Statesmessages on the dangers of drugs, which to pick fruit.were then displayed at the commissary Oct. After excelling in high school, Kiki faced19-26 for visitors to see. a critical turning point. His friends were “We draw these pictures to show adults headed for trouble, and he had to decideand other people that we’re saying we don’t whether he wanted to follow them into a lifewant you to be on drugs, and if possible, of crime and drugs. The deeply engrained The Red Ribbon Week pictures drawn by Daegu American School students are displayed onwe can stop their abusing drugs,” said desire to make a difference won out, and the wall of Daegu’s Commissary on Camp Walker. U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Na Kyung-chulHispanic foods, culture entice luncheon audienceby Cpl. Na Kyung-chul Master Sgt. John Gough, USAG Daegu IMCOM-Korea Staff Chaplain, participatedUSAG Daegu Public Affairs EO Advisor, in his proclamation reading. as a guest speaker. “Their contributions have illustrated what After the events were over, participants CAMP HENRY – Hispanic Americans is best about America. Their hard work, love enjoyed Hispanic foods.have strengthened America and contributed of country, and deep commitment to faith Featured dishes included burritos,to the spirit of America. National Hispanic and family have shaped the character of chicken en chilada, nachos, Spanish riceHeritage Month, Sep. 15 – Oct. 15, was an our country and helped preserve the values and Mexican corn. “Chicken en chilada wasopportunity to honor these contributions we all cherish. By sharing their vibrant the best taste for me,” said Pvt. Lee Se-chan,and celebrate the rich cultural traditions of culture and heritage, Hispanic-Americans USAG Daegu. “It was a new experience forthe Hispanic-American community. have also enriched the American experience me and if there is another opportunity to As a part of National Hispanic Heritage and helped define the unique fabric of our taste Hispanic foods, I want to try again.”Month, the United States Army Garrison Nation.”After the proclamation reading, Sgt. Participants at the National Hispanic HeritageDaegu Equal Opportunity Office sponsored 1st Class Jeniffer D. Maldonado read a poem Month Luncheon Oct. 12 at Camp Walker’sa luncheon at the Evergreen Community entitled ‘Cuartos’, which means rooms in Evergreen Community Club, sampled Hispan-Club on Camp Walker Oct. 12.“Hispanic Spanish. The poem was a panoramic picture ic culture, mingled and ate Hispanic foodAmericans have helped establish America as of life in a Panamanian neighborhood. .— U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Na Kyung-chula place of freedom and opportunity,” said Chaplain (Col.) Reinaldo Velez,
    • USAG-D • PAGE 26www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA IV THE MORNING CALM Aim, News & Notes Fire! American Red Cross American Red Cross holds health and safety classes teaching first aid, adult, infant and child CPR for the workplace, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Nov. 10 at the Red Cross office (Bldg. T-1425 on Camp Henry). The Pvt. Lee Jung-joo, assigned cost is $35. For information and registra- to United States Army Gar- tion, call at 768-7993. rison Daegu’s command group, aims at a simulated A+ Class target on the screen at Camp There will be an A+ Class Nov. 26 – 30 at the United States Army Garrison Daegu Henry’s Training Aids, Devic- Information Center. This course is open es, Simulators and Simula- to Army Personnel, DA and KGS Civilians tions (TADSS) building Oct. working in the IT/IA field. For information 19. USAG Daegu Soldiers or registration, call Mr. Leo Kelley at 764- regulary execute Engage- 5069. ment Skills Training (EST), which is pre-shoot training Halloween Costume Party taken before their actual Better Opportunities for Single and unac- marksmanship test grade is companied Soldiers (BOSS) holds a Hal- loween Costume Party at 8 p.m., Oct. 27 recorded. U.S. Army Photo at the Hilltop Club on Camp Walker. There By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul will be several kinds of foods, a raffle, door prizes and prizes for the best costume. For Suggestions which can save time, information, call Sgt. Eboni Whitfield at 764-4426. money, man-hours mean cash awards Emergency Placement Care Provider The USAG Daegu community is in need of EPC Providers, previously known as Foster Care families. Get more informa- tion on becoming certified by contacting the Family Advocacy EPC Program. For by Gail RodriquezRoman forwarded it to the U. S. Army Materiel submitted a suggestion about it. information, call Tiana Marratta at 768- USAG Daegu Plans, Analysis and Integration Command in Alexandria, Va. The AMC Try to think of two ways to improve the 8090. Logistics Activity added an additional $500 process or solve the problem, then submit The Army Suggestion Program (https:// to the award. the better idea. Courageous Channel 07-2 armysuggestions.army.mil) is an incentive There is no time limitation for the Clearly state the current practice, method, Courageous Channel 07-2 exercises program which encourages Soldiers and submission of ideas to the ASP. Eligibility procedure, task, directive, or policy affected registration and evacuation of DoD affili- civilians within the Department of the Army is limited to Army community members, and how the present practice is efficient. ated noncombatants. It is mandatory for all DoD affiliated noncombatants to par- to submit suggestions that if adopted, will including Korean employees and others Explain your idea with enough details ticipate. The processing times for Kelly result in increased efficiencies and reduced concerned with the welfare of the Army. and facts to fully explain the problem and Fitness Center on Camp Walker and Old costs for the U. S. Army. Customers are Soldiers deployed around the globe with your proposed solution. Be thorough and Gym for Camp Carroll are 10 a.m. to 10 required to have an Army Knowledge Internet access have the opportunity to provide statistics or documentation. “Sell” p.m. for Nov. 15, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Nov. Online (AKO) to access the Web site. submit their good ideas online. To submit your idea! 16 and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Nov. 17. Ad- The new Web site also allows supervisors your suggestion, go to the ASP Web site at Include a statement of known or ditionally, the time for Robinson Center to nominate a suggestor for recognition as https://armysuggestions.army.mil. estimated benefits, such as dollars or time on Chinhae Naval Base is 7 a.m. to 5 the top suggestor of the year in Soldier and We are interested in suggestions or ideas saved. The more you explain how your idea p.m. for Nov. 15. For information, call DA civilian categories during the annual from Soldiers and civilians who “Live, Work, benefits the Army, the better chance your Capt. Schab at 765-4969, Master Sgt. Lutte at 768-8333 or Master Sgt. Collins Secretary of the Army Awards ceremony. Serve and Train” at USAG-Daegu. idea has of being adopted. at 768-8794. The purpose of the suggestion program The ASP is used to improve how the Army Attach samples, drawings, or other is to seek ideas that improve work methods, does business and reward people who contribute documents that will help explain the problem Book Fair materials, processes, equipment, logistics, their creativity to making the Army better. and your solution. This helps the evaluator Daegu American School Parent Teacher utilities or tolls that will benefit the Army. Before you submit your ideas or to better understand your suggestion and to Organization sponsors the Book Fair Nov. Suggestions that save the Army money suggestions please follow these ASP make his or her job easier. Attachments can 5 – 9 at Daegu American School Library. are often eligible for a cash award. The more submission tips: make the difference between an adopted and The times are 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. for Nov. 5 money saved, the larger the potential award. Think creatively. Do you see operations non-adopted suggestion. – 8 and 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. for Nov. 9. For in- The suggestion must present a problem or that can be streamlined? Are jobs done For more information or to submit an formation, call Ms. Allen at 053-470-9531, Kelly Gemin at 010-8671-7042, or Crystal situation, propose a solution and state the unnecessarily? Is there a procedure you must idea, Army community members should Park at 010-5846-0143. benefit to the U. S. government. follow that doesn’t make sense or is outdated? contact their respective Army Suggestion Ideas adopted by the Army can mean Are records or actions duplicated in two Program Coordinators: Area I (732-8127); Maximum Speed Limit Reduction extra cash in your pocket. The ASP can pay or more offices? Just because a problem Area II (738-5284); Area III (754-0014); Effective Nov. 5, the maximum speed soldiers and civilians up to $25,000 for ideas seems obvious doesn’t mean someone has Area IV (768-7070). limit will change on designated roads at to improve business practices. Camp Henry and Camp Walker during physical fitness training, which is nor- mally conducted from 5:30 – 7:30 a.m., An idea to recycle shipping materials netted a Korean national employee from HALLOWEEN SAFETY - Children should go our during daylight hours only unless accompanied by an adult. Camp Carroll a $4,700 cash award in Monday – Friday, the maximum speed 2000. The proposal called for the 16th - Plan a safe route so parents know where their older kids will be at all times. Set a time limit will be 25KPH. Signs are currently Medical Logistics Battalion shipping for their return home. being posted to alert all drivers to the speed reduction. The speed reduction section to coordinate the pickup of boxes - Let your children know not to cut through back alleys and fields. Make sure they is being made in the interest of safety and palettes it uses to ship medical supplies know to stay in populated places and don’t go off the beaten track. Stay in well lighted for the Soldiers who use the roadway to to units throughout the peninsula. Prior to areas. conduct daily fitness training. Drivers are his suggestion, customers didn’t return the - Stop only at familiar houses in your own neighborhood unless accompanied by an reminded that the speed limit must be shipping materials. adult. reduced further to 15KPH, when passing In 1999, the same year the idea was - Small children should never be allowed to go out alone on Halloween. Make sure an troop formations on the roadway. Viola- older sibling or adult is with them. received, MEDLOG spent $462,273 to tors will be stopped and cited by military purchase new shipping materials. His - Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they bring it home to be examined by you. police as necessary. For information, call proposal eliminated the need for the - Make sure your child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on his or her Mr. Lowe at 764-4167. battalion to annually purchase shipping costume to make them more visible to cars. materials. The idea was adopted by the 8th - Let them know to stay together if going out to Trick or Treat without an adult. Army, which granted a $4,200 award, then
    • AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 27 www.imcom.korea.army.milUSAG Daegu civilians train for emergenciesby Cpl. Na Kyung-chul individual equipment using chemicalUSAG Daegu Public Affairs decontaminating kits’, ‘Maintain your APM’, ‘Detect chemical agents using M8 CAMP WALKER – Department of the or M9 detector paper’, ‘Perform first aidArmy, Emergency Essential and Mission to prevent or control shock’, ‘PerformEssential Civilians learned to survive under mouth to mouth resuscitation’, ‘React toadverse conditions during annual survival nuclear hazard attack’, ‘React to chemicaltraining Oct. 22 at the Kelly Gym on Camp or biological hazard’ and ‘Evaluate aWalker and Oct. 23 at the Camp Carroll casualty.’Gym. “This training is conducted to remind Emergency Essential Civilians are U.S. civilians of how prepare for and react tocivilians, while Mission Essential Civilians a CBRN emergency,” said instructor Cpl.are Korean civilians. Kim Hong-joong, USAG Daegu. “I’m “This training is to familiarize and trying to teach as efficiently as I can and Itrain the EEC/MEC in the use of want to be helpful to them in case of anyChemical, Biological, Radiological and emergencies.”Nuclear (CBRN) equipment and basic “It was a good time not only for thefirst aid,” said Dean M. Wilson, USAG civilians, but also for me because the classDaegu CBRNE Specialist. “Both EEC/ reminded me of what I learned when I wasMEC are Civilians who agree to continue in basic training,” said instructor Pfc. Kito work in the Republic of Korea to Ho-keun, USAG Daegu. “I felt again thatsupport the U.S. Army in the event of I’m a Soldier through this time.”hostilities. The classes give Civilians “It was realistic combat survival trainingknowledge they must have before they focused on the survival of the war fighter,”deploy, because they are considered said USAG Daegu Information Managementalready deployed in Korea.” Officer Matthew R. McLaughlin. “The O n e U . S . a n d f o u r K AT U S A instructors were very knowledgeable andSoldiers participated in this training as professional.”instructors and trained the Civilianswith 10 subjects including ‘Protectyourself from Nuclear’, ‘Biological and Staff Sgt. Jerome Yearby, USAG Daegu,Chemical (NBC) injury/contamination NBC NCOIC, instructs U.S. Civiliansw i t h Mi s s i o n - Or i e n t e d Pro t e c t i ve on the proper maintenance of their as-Posture (MOPP)’, ‘Protect yourself signed protective masks Oct. 22 at Campfrom chemical, biological contamination Walker’s Kelly Gym. The training was alsousing your Assigned Protective Mask conducted at Camp Carroll’s Gym Oct. 23.(APM)’, ‘Decontamination yourself and U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul PAID ADVERTISING
    • USAG-D • PAGE 28www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA IV THE MORNING CALMKATUSA teaches Korean language to Americans by Cpl. Jang Won-il School teacher. “So this class gives me the USAG Daegu Public Affairs opportunity to connect to the local people. We are learning not only language, but we CAMP CARROLL – When it comes are asking lots of cultural questions.” to learning a foreign language, there is no The lecture was given in a very bright shortcut. Learning a new language, whether and friendly atmosphere. Kim had brought it is your second or your tenth, can be very some hand-outs for the students who, after tough, especially when that language comes only two or three classes, were already able from a totally different culture from your to read Hangul at a slow pace. own. Once learned however, one can truly Peggy Bangham, who is also a teacher open up to a culture and experience the very at Daegu American School, mentioned essence of that country. the advantage of learning Hangul from a Cpl. Kim Joo-won, Camp Carroll KATUSA Soldier. Vehicle Registration Office, United States “He has working experience with the Army Garrison Daegu, has been helping Americans. He knows the American system, Daegu enclave Soldiers and civilians to learn so he can connect with us more easily as we to speak the language of the country that learn to connect to his culture.” they are living in. Kim began his fourth Rebecca Dotson, ESSL Camp Carroll cycle of “Korean Class” at Camp Carroll Education Center counselor praised Kim’s Army Community Services, Sept. 12. Kim teaching capability as a KATUSA Soldier. had been teaching his first cycle students “The instructor is particularly wonderful since April when he was a private who just because he is at a high comprehension level got assigned to the unit. He did not get in English as a KATUSA. He was educated much support or participation then. in the United States, and he can tell us all “This cycle it’s different,” said Kim. “ACS the answers to many questions because he is putting in much support and there is more understands us. I am delighted to have him participation from the Soldiers as well.” as a teacher.” The class has grown significantly in “Language is a mirror of society which size. A total of 8 US Soldiers and civilians reflects culture, history, thoughts, and have signed up which is more than twice values,” said Kim. “Learning Hangul will compared to the past cycles. enable Soldiers and families to discover Currently, the curricula changed from a Korea and make their stay in this country a 5 week long course teaching basic Korean more meaningful one.” skills, into conversational Korean course. Korean Class takes place every WednesdaySpc. Sun, Der Kwei, 501st Sustainment Brigade (right) concentrates during a lecture given by “While living in Korea, I really want to from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Camp Carroll’sCpl. Kim, Joo-won, Vehicle Registration Office, USAG Daegu. Korean Class at Camp Carroll have a chance to learn the local language,” ACS. For more information, contact CampACS is held every Wednesday, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Jang Won-il said Corinne Vail, Daegu American Carroll ACS, Roy Grant at 765-8993. PAID ADVERTISING
    • PAGE 30http://imcom.korea.army.mil LEARN KOREAN Korean Teachers visit Seoul American High Shcool