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Morning Calm Weekly Newspaper -  071109

Morning Calm Weekly Newspaper - 071109



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

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

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

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    • November 9, 2007 • Volume 6, Issue 06 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea Exercise to test Tales from Area III drivesInside Family readiness Spooky Hallow ahead with ‘Go Green’ campaign Page 9 Page 16 Page 21School employeesreceive ‘scrolls of Daegu command commits to Army covenantappreciation’by Sue SilpasornprasitIMCOM-K Public Affairs United States Forces Korea recognized someoutstanding performers within Department ofDefense Dependent Schools Korea during aceremony at the Dragon Hill Lodge on YongsanGarrison Nov. 2.“This [event] is a chance to lookyou in the eye and say ‘thank you’,” said Gen.B.B. Bell, USFK commander, as he addressedthe awardees. “We owe our future to you andwe owe it in advance.” The DoDDS Mission is “To ensure learningand success for all students by providing aneffective environment for all students throughcollaboration with parents and community.”DoDDS employees from around the peninsulawere presented with USFK scrolls of appreciationfor their commitment to this mission. Thirteenof those recognized were honored for their morethan 25 years of service to DoDDS. Over 25 Years of Service to DoDDS:Lee Fracker, 41 yrs., Seoul High School;Ray Paulson, 41 yrs., CT Joy ElementaryCharlotte Hicks, 32 yrs., Seoul High; Peter See page 25Grenier, 29 yrs., Seoul High School; Tom for story and photosPainter, 29 yrs., Osan High School; KathleenStander, 29 yrs., Seoul High; Wilma Holland,27 yrs., Osan Elementary; Darrell Mood, 26 yrs., Col. Michael P. Saulnier, commander, United States Army Garrison Daegu, signs the Army Family Covenant. The commitment is about improv-Seoul Middle; Janie S. Stewart, 26 yrs., Seoul ing the quality of life for Soldiers and their Families. Signing ceremonies will take place throughout Korea. – U.S. Army Photo By Pfc. PughElementary; Clif West, 26 yrs., District SchoolOffice; David White, 26 yrs., Seoul High; JulianHarden, 25 yrs., Seoul High; Georgia Watters, AFN ‘The Eagle’ soars Listeners now hear the latest29 yrs., Osan High by Capt. Paradon Silpasornprasit chart-topping hits School Year 2007-2008 awardees: AFN-Korea Public Affairs Officer as well as classicAlvarado, Tony; Baisden, Pamela Pugh; Beach, hits from the 80sKyong; Buford, Thelberstine; Burk, Jack; Butler, On Tuesday, American Forces Network- and 90s. StationWillie; Casciani, Chad M.; Chon, Hyye Sin; Korea’s peninsula-wide FM radio service DJs will play musicClark, Kenneth; Concepcion, Linda Bunch; will officially transform from “Eagle FM” from a standardizedConnor, Ji; Consoli, Theresa; Davis, Angela; to “AFN The Eagle – Serving America’s list ensuring theFleming, Melinda; Freeman, Holly; Gleaves, Best”. music qualityTony; Gossett, Betty J.; Guignun, Aimee More than a name change, “AFN remains consistentC.; Hamilton, David; Han, Young JA; Han, The Eagle” offers listeners a much better throughout theYunhui; Haydt, Lisa A.; Henderson, Leonard; selection based on what’s currently popular network, Valler said.Herk, Amy S.; Hibbard, Gail; Jennings, April in the United States, according to Lt. Col. American ForcesM.; Kacmarski, Roger D.; Kim, Suk; Kimble, Michael Lawhorn, commander, AFN Network radio Listeners are encouraged to attend the official launch at all AAFESCeleste; Koo, Young J.; Kwon, Yong Chwa; Korea. stations in Korea car sales locations with an opportunity to win a new car. — U.S. ArmyLaboy-Solis, Yolanda; Lavelle, Ron; Leavitt, “For the first time ever, we’re using and Europe now Photo Courtesy of AFN-KJohn “Buddy”; Lee, Theresia; Lee, Tom; Lewis, quality radio research coming out of the draw upon the sameKathee; Lucy, Rebecca Pellerito; Mood, Paula; United States,” Lawhorn added, “Our research and DJs in both theaters play on AFN-Korea’s AM service, “ThunderOwen, Renee; Paek, Yun Cho; Pigge’, Charrylin; music is updated weekly to keep up with music that reflects current music tastes. AM”. The new format will providePlourde, Mia; Riehle, Lisa; Riggs, William; changing trends.”Popular songs will be “Listeners whether stationed in Korea or better opportunities for commanders andRogers, Lori; Rourke, Shawna; Shin, Linda played more often. “If we can appeal to Europe will hear the same type of music. listeners, Lawhorn said. “Senior LeadersEunjung; Son, Chae Myong; Swenty, Brian M.; people’s music taste then more will listen This creates a familiarity in sound for in every Area will have the same call-inTaylor, Brenda C.; Vega, Christine; Walton, to our station as well as the command our audience,” said Doug Griffin, AFN- programs they have now. We expect thatSpenser; Wang, Kyong; Wilkerson, Celeste information,” said Dan Valler, Chief of Korea’s Director of Broadcasting.This more people than ever will enjoy the musicO.; Williams, Rhonda; Windhom, Johnny; Network Radio. He explained the music new format will air on AFN-Korea’s FM and hear the command information theyWorkman, Miles; Woodfork, Michelle Van; Yi, format had actually been changed more stations while other programming such need and supporting them is really whyChang Pok; Yi, Myong Sim; Yoho, Kristina; than two months ago, although Tuesday is as Talk Radio, Radio News, Country, we’re here.” AFN-K radio frequencies willZmistowski, Jamie. the official launch of “AFN The Eagle”. Oldies and others will continue to air remain the same. Visit www.afnkorea.net.
    • NEWS • PAGE 2http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Command - Korea Veterans Day,Thanksgiving Day Safety Messages The month of November brings two holidays of into their holiday activiy plans by enforcing personal Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. Al Aycock Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson special significance to Americans – Veterans Day and responsibility, the curfew and the buddy system. Senior Editor:Susan Silpasornprasit Thanksgiving Day. Veterans Day was established to Prevent acts of indiscipline. Remember, a majority of USAG-RED CLOUD honor our Veterans and thank those who continue to serious incidents of indiscipline and misconduct are Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson serve by defending our freedom and our way of life. a function of alcohol abuse. Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson Originally called Armistice Day to commemorate – Traffic Safety. Help your subordinates prepare for CI Officer: James F. Cunningham the ending of World War I, in 1945 the name of the their travel and recreational activities. If someone plans USAG-YONGSAN holiday was changed to Veterans Day to honor those to drive, ensure they are counseled IAW our Winter Commander: Col. David W. Hall Public Affairs Officer: David McNally who served in World War II and the Korean War. Safety Campaign Memorandum and understand the CI Officer: Ken Fidler Today, the holiday honors all veterans. unique fall and winter driving conditions of Korea. Staff Writer: Sgt. Jung Jae-hoon Thanksgiving allows us to remember and celebrate Gen. Burwell B. Bell With leaders exercising their responibilities at all USAG-HUMPHREYS our many blessings and bounties. It is a time for Commander levels of the chain of command, our goal of no major Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. Servicemembers to band together and express out acts of misconduct, no alcohol abuse or serious injuries Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy Writer/Editor: Andre D. Butler thanks for the bounty that is America. For those of us with Families and no loss of life is absolutely achieveable. As Ambassadors for CI Oficer: Stacy Ouellette in Korea, it is an opportunity to open our homes to those who America, we must take care of each other and enforce disciplined USAG-DAEGU are away from their loved ones this year. Notably, both of these and healthy conduct. I wish each of you safe holidays and I thank Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier holidays include four-day weekends. We do not want these long you for your continued selfless commitment to our Nation and Public Affairs Officer: Ronald Inman Public Affairs Specialist: Samuel G. Hudson weekends to be marred by accidents or misconduct incidents. To Our Armed Forces. Staff Writer: Cpl. Kyung Chul NA avoid needless tragedy and ensure our personnel are prepared, first- line leaders must conduct Under the Oak tree Counseling with all We go together! This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents their subordinates. The “how to” of UtOTC is found in Command of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily Policy Letter #2, Command Safety. Specifically, first line leaders official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. must gain a verbal behavior contrct with their subordinates that The editorial content of this weekly publication is the addresses the following: responsibility of the IMCOM-Korea, Public Affairs, APO – Personal Accountablility. This is a core responsibility of leaders GEN B.B. Bell AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 at all levels. Ensure subordinates incorporate risk management Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way All gave some, some gave all: commemorating our veterans connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental by Joe Campbell floral tributes at the 8th U.S. Army War Buddy Poppies provides compensation to Press of the products or services advertised. Every- Far East District Public Affairs Memorial, each tribute a compassionate the veterans who made the poppies, provides thing advertised in this publication shall be made avail- able for purchase, use or patronage without regard remembrance and a heartfelt thanks to financial assistance in maintaining state and to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital Americans around the world will observe all veterans who have served and are still national veterans’ rehabilitation and service status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any programs, and partially supports the VFW other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. Veterans Day Nov. 11 to commemorate the serving throughout the world. The service If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy contributions of the millions of men and will be held at 11 a.m., Nov 11 on Yongsan National Home for orphans and widows of by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse women who have and continue to serve Main Post across from the bus station. our nation’s veterans. to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. selflessly in defense of freedom. Throughout the Veterans Day weekend, The poppy movement was inspired by Since the late seventies, the District members of the VFW, worldwide, will be the poem “In Flanders Fields” written in Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising III (Korea) Department of Pacific Areas, handing out “Buddy Poppies,” a time- 1915 by Col. John McCrae of the Canadian Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United honored tradition that began in the early armed forces. Fax: (02) 790-5795 For more on the history of Veterans Day E-mail: oppress@kornet.net States of America has organized a Veterans twenties. Today, disabled, needy, and aging Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 Day memorial service in Yongsan. As part of veterans in VA Hospitals and domiciliaries and to view a press release on those still Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post the ceremony, members of the VFW along craft “Buddy Poppies” across the country. serving in Far East District, visit the U.S. SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: with U.S. and Korean dignitaries place The revenue generated from the sale of Force Korea homepage at www.usfk.mil. Phone: DSN 724-TMCW (8629) Fax: DSN 724-3356 E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly @korea.army.mil New items added to double swipe system Customs Division. “These items were added to counter activity we see supporting the black market or activity in violation of the by Staff Sgt. Robin Drake command’s policy prohibiting excess purchasing,” said Colonel Visit us online United States Forces Korea Public Affairs Office Brooks. The Morning Calm The additions were authorized by the USFK Black Market Working Group. The Army and Air Force Exchange Service will Due to a recent increase seen in purchases of possible black imcom.korea.army.mil market and excess purchase items by the United States Forces Korea operate individual units, while oversight and management of the Customs Division, additional items have been added to the double system will be done by J1-Data Management. swipe system for Area II and is scheduled for implementation in Previously only the Main Post, the South Post and the Dragon the remaining areas peninsula wide. Hill Lodge shoppettes had the system installed. However, the DSS In addition to liquor, the Defense Biometric Identification has been funded for purchase for several facilities peninsula wide System will now track the sale of beer, vitamins, baby formula and installation of these systems is currently ongoing, said Colonel and SPAM purchases. Beer is the only item that will have a limit Brooks. Currently information provided from J1-Data Management to the amount an individual can purchase. Two cases per day can states that installation of the system is complete for Area II. Area III be purchased, for a maximum of eight cases per month. “The and Area V are scheduled to begin Monday, followed by installation other items will be tracked from an excessive purchase perspective for Areas IV and VI Nov. 19. Lastly, Area I is scheduled for system only,” said Air Force Lt. Col. William Brooks, Chief of the USFK installation the last week of November. Submitting to Word on the street: “What safety advice do you have for the long-weekend?” 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 and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located “First, follow the rules set up by “Staying alert of your “Drink responsibly. Drive “You should let someone know where you in Bldg. 1416, Yongsan Garrison Main Post. 8th Army and General Bell. environment and traveling responsibly.” are going and keep an alert roster so if For information, call 724-3365. Second is common sense.” with a buddy.” — Sgt. Jung Seung-lak something happens, you will have the — Staff Sgt. Mary Jackson — Spc. Michael C. Pass numbers to call.”— Sgt. LaToya Gregory
    • NOVEMBER 9, 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 II: Damage to Government Prop- erty, Person(s) unknown, damaged the ATM window adjacent to the Walker Cen- ter. Damages to the ATM consisted of a severe crack. A search of the area for subject(s) and/or witness(es) met with negative results. ECOD is unknown. Due to the lack of investigative leads, this is a final report. AREA II: Underage Drinking, Subject #1 was observed by MP staggering down U.N. Blvd. MP made contact with Sub- ject #1 and detected an odor of an al- coholic beverage emitting from Subject #1’s person. A check of Subject #1’s ID card revealed that Subject #1 was un- der the legal age to consume alcohol. Subject #1 was apprehended by MP and transported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO where Subject #1 was administered a se- ries of FSTs, which Subject #1 performed poorly on. Subject #1 was processed and released to Subject #1’s unit. At 2 p.m. Nov. 2, Subject #1 returned to the USAG-Yongsan PMO where Subject #1 was advised of Subject #1’s legal rights, which Subject #1 waived, rendering a written sworn statement admitting to the offense. This is a final report. AREA IV: Curfew Violation, At 1:44 a.m. Oct. 26, Subject #1 was observed and identified by SG adjacent to Gate #4. Subject #1 was apprehended by MP and transported to the USAG-Daegu Tae Kwon Do is a traditional martial art developed in Korea using bare-hand and foot techniques. It was an integral part of training during PMO where MP detected an odor of an the Shilla Kingdom, founded in B.C. 57. There are abundant opportunities to experience this unique art in Korea. — U.S. Army File Photo alcoholic beverage emitting from Subject #1’s person. Subject #1 was adminis- tered a PBT with a result of 0.168% BAC SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities and was not advised of Subject #1’s le- gal rights due to Subject #1’s suspected level of intoxication. Subject #1 was pro- cessed and released to the Post Staff Battle Reenactment (Nov. 19) Bird Fest (Nov. 11 - 25) Duty NCO. This is a final report. The highlight of Chungmugong Noryang Haejeon Seungcheopjae Where do the birds go when they migrate for winter? The Festival is the reenactment of General Lee’s final battle on the Gunsan International Migratory Bird Festival has the answer. AREA V: Assault Consummated by Bat- Namhae’s Sea. The scale of the reenactment is dynamic. This is The festival is an annual event during which visitors can view tery, Person(s) unknown kicked and the greatest victory during the war with Japan, vividly recaptured migratory birds up close in their natural setting. The Geumgang struck Subject #1 with closed hands. with 100 ships decorated under the name of Korea’s “Turtle River provides the backdrop for this excursion, offering splendid Subject #1 was unable to give a clear Ship”, Japanese and Chinese ships recreating the famous battle views of the shoreline and vast reed fields. The area’s ecological description of the subject(s) due to Sub- ject #1’s level of intoxication. Subject scene. The Turtle Ship was designed and created by General Lee features make it a prime destination for many rare, migratory #1 was transported by SF to the 51st just before his final battle, which is the world’s very first ironclad birds during the winter months. Events will include, indoor bird MDG where Subject #1 was treated warship with a dragon’s head in the front where cannons are exhibits, bus tours, and access to the Bird Observation Station’s and released for injuries consisting of a fired from its mouth. Festival highlights include navy guard observation deck. Colorful bird characters will be making the bloody nose, laceration to Subject #1’s demonstrations, a close-up look at a Turtle Ship, and onboard rounds for photos ops with youngsters. For more information, lip and an abrasion to Subject #1’s head. ship tours. The festival is help annually on Nov. 19, the day visit www.tour2korea.com Subject #1 was transported to the SFCC General Lee died in battle. For more information, visit www. where Subject #1 was processed and re- tour2korea.com Tae Kwon Do (Seoul) leased to Subject #1‘s unit. At 6 p.m., Korea’s Tae Kwon Do martial art is taught throughout the Subject #1 reported to the SFCC where Subject #1 rendered a written statement Jeju Island world. It’s practiced as a sport, a means of self-defense, and attesting to the incident. Renowned for its natural beauty and spectacular sunsets, Jeju a means of self-discipline. At Gyeonghuigung, Tae Kwon Do Island offers an array of sightseeing activities. Several natural culture performances are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. AREA VI: Assault, Drunk and Disorderly, craters are part of the unique landscape of Jeju Island. In addition The performances present Tae Kwon Do with classical Korean Witness #1 notified SFCC of a 9-1-1 call to the mountainous outdoor sights, there are also numerous music, along with Samullori (a traditional Korean percussion from Victim #1, who reported an assault. indoor attractions. The Cup Museum, Teddy Bear Museum quartet). Also included in the performance is Kukkiwon’s SF responded and made contact with and Chocolate Museum are just a few of the regular exhibits traditional Taekwondo performance. There is a Taekwondo Victim #1. Victim #1 stated he escorted available. Fine dining, Folk Village tours and visiting the Natural hands-on program for foreigners as well labeled ‘Yap!Tae Kwon Subject #1 to Subject #1’s room from a History Museum are also popular activities. November highlights Do’. Participants will learn how to wear a Tae Kwon Do uniform, function, placed Subject #1 in Subject #1’s bed and as Victim #1 departed the several festivals including the Jeju Orange Festival beginning practice meditation, practice Tae Kwon Do’s basic forms, learn room Subject #1 jumped on Victim #1’s Nov. 19 and the Yellowtail Festival. The Orange Festival offers the art of self-defense and board-breaking. When completing back. Subject #1 was not advised of Sub- fruit tasting, orange picking, exhibits and the Miss Mandarin this course, participants will receive completion badges with ject #1’s legal rights due to Subject #1’s Orange Pageant. The Yellowtail Festival is another annual Jeju the president’s name of Kukkiwon on them. The dynamic Tae suspected level of intoxication. At 8:50 event that includes catching yellowtail with your bare hands, Kwon Do program will allow guests to take pictures in their a.m. Oct. 27, Subject #1 reported to the yellowtail-fishing from a boat, and yellowtail-cuisine sampling. Tae Kwon Do uniforms. There are a variety of Tae Kwon Do SFCC, where Subject #1 was advised of Participants can take all the fish they catch and can also purchase programs for visitors to Korea to experience. For information, Subject #1’s legal rights, which Subject fresh seafood at lower than market prices. For details on Jeju visit www.tour2korea.com #1 waived, rendering a written sworn Island or these festivals visit www.tour2korea.com statement stating Subject #1 did not re- member anything.
    • NEWS • PAGE 4http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALMTheater Consolidation, Shipping PAID ADVERTISINGPoint saves dollars, timeby Polly Charbonneau DDJC, and Travis Air Base on air sequentialDDC Public Affairs load plans to mix more pallets allowing DDDK to build fuller pallets which results The Defense Distribution Center’s in better use of aircraft space while reducingDefense Distribution Depot Korea has stood customer wait time for critical items.up DDC’s newest Theater Consolidation Consolidating freight at a single locationand Shipping Point. has been transparent to the customer despite DDDK breaks, sorts, consolidates, and a few extra hours of transit time from Osancross-docks surface container freight, air Air Base to Camp Carroll, Halseth said. Thepallets, Camp Carroll maintenance and extra transit time is compensated by thesupply activity off base shipments, and TCSP quickly processing freight through itsDDDK mission freight for direct dedicated facility and shipping it out again.delivery to Army Supply Support Activity “Customers are getting their freightcustomers. faster since we started sending 463L pallets “The TCSP processes inbound and to DDDK because they process and shipoutbound freight faster and more efficiently the freight within 24 hours, run multiplethan the service components and saves money shifts, work Saturdays and are operatingby linking national partners and providing on most holidays reducing port hold timea better process for planning shipments,” and backlog,” said 731st AMS Air Cargosaid DDDK Deputy Commander Pete Manager Chuck Kucharski, “DDDK isHalseth. top drawer!” Recommended by the recent Pacific “The news of two shifts is a very positiveCommand assessment team visit, DDDK step toward a world-class distributionassumed the mission of processing multi- system here in Korea,” said Army Lt. Colconsignee surface containers previously John McCoy, USFK transportation officer.processed at the port of Busan by the Surface “Adding a TCSP to DDDK’s arsenal is aDeployment and Distribution Command’s terrific step in the right direction and shows837thTransportation Battalion. DDDK’s commitment to customer service Both United States Forces Korea and continuous positive change.”and the 19th Sustainment Command “We are absolutely war fighter focused(Expeditionary), or 19th ESC, were pleased here at DDDK,” Halseth said. “Ourwith the move as it provided better visibility distribution center is small, but everyoneof freight being cross-docked for further has really pulled together as a team to makeonward movement. this TCSP successful in a very short period In August the 19th ESC Commander, of time.”Army Brig. Gen. Raymond Mason, made DDDK has saved thousands of dollarsthe decision to establish Camp Carroll, in the process as well as reduced supplyKorea, as the single theater hub under costs by reusing container blocking andDDC management through DDDK bracing material which would be destroyed,as part of 19th ESC’s Lean Six Sigma Halseth said.project on theater distribution and material The TCSP also provides bettermanagement. consolidation and faster return of empty In September DDDK began to receive reusable pallets, nets, straps and radio PAID ADVERTISINGand process 463L palletized shipments frequency tags – which improves the entireoriginating from Defense Distribution logistics supply chain serving Korea.Depot San Joaquin, Calif., and Travis Air Halseth has instituted continuousForce Base. This has resulted in better in process improvements, also known as lean,transit visibility of air pallets after leaving as part of the process too, conducting athe aerial port at Osan Air Base. rapid improvement event that cut internal “We have developed strong relationships processing time of a 463L pallet by 30with SDDC’s 837th Transportation percent. “We are always looking for waysBattalion and the 731st Air Mobility to improve our support to our customers,”Squadron, partnering with them to improve Halseth said. “Our next target is to improvethrough-put of both surface container and the transportation support we rely on463L pallet shipments,” Halseth said. to deliver the freight to our war fighting DDDK worked with staff at DDC, customers.” AFN’s Pacific Prime programming update: Satellite decoder most reliable source of programming The American Forces Network-Korea’s AFN Pacific Prime continues to be readily available to customers using the DTH satellite decoder systems, though it will no longer be broadcast through Korean cable companies. While set-top and rooftop antennas allow limited reception of the broadcast, the DTH satellite decoder systems remain the best method of receiving AFN television programming. Army and Air Force Exchange Service sells the satellite dish equipment, and also rents the decoder box for a monthly fee. For more information on AFN programming, visit www.myafn.net. For additional information on the DTH satellite decoder systems, contact the local AAFES post/base exchange.
    • NOVEMBER 9, 2007 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 5 www.imcom.korea.army.milCheryl Stall, wife of Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Stall, 2nd Infantry Division, keynote speaker, praised the volunteers for caring and sharing their time with the community.— U.S. Army Photo ByPvt. Matthew BergfeltOutstanding people honored as volunteersby Margaret Banish-Donaldson rely on volunteers to support their events. of spirit touch many lives. I think everyone together they can make things better.”USAG-RC Public Affairs It gives me great pleasure to volunteer and should volunteer at least once.” Serving others will influence the way you know that I am making a difference in The dedicated registered volunteers work, the way you act, the way you speak, RED CLOUD GARRISON – U.S. someone’s life.” serve in Family Readiness Groups, Army and the way you relate to others.”Army officials gathered to honor the best Also, officials named the 2nd Battalion, Community Services, Red Cross, Pear By helping out in the community, bothvolunteers for the fourth quarter in the 2nd 9th Infantry as volunteer unit of the quarter Blossom Cottages, church, school, Better the service member or civilian and theInfantry Division and USAG-Red Cloud for volunteer service support by 23 Soldiers Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied organization benefit in many ways, but thecommunity Oct. 30 at Mitchell’s Club. for Children’s Day Sept. 15. Lt. Ramon Soldiers, Good Neighbor Program and the biggest benefit is pride. The volunteer luncheon brought together Neal, platoon leader, A Company, 2nd United Services Organization. In closing remarks, Denise James, Morale,civilian and military volunteers from all over Platoon, accepted the award on behalf of “Volunteers come from all walks of life,” Welfare and Recreation director, said “ACS willWarrior Country. the unit. Stall said. “But common to all volunteers continue to register and encouraged everyone to From a list of volunteer units and 13 “The battalion has a long rich history is a willingness to serve, a desire to make become a registered volunteer so the communityvolunteer nominees, Army Community of volunteering on the Korean peninsula,” a difference, and an optimistic belief that and the volunteers can both be recognized.”Services officials named Chandani Buccino Neal said. “We want to continue toas volunteer for the fourth quarter. show the people we care about our host Buccino wants to encourage other country by volunteering our time tospouses to volunteer. various organizations throughout the “When I got here, I wanted to pass community.”help on to other spouses,” Buccino said. “I Cheryl Stall, wife of Command Sgt. Maj.realized there was a need for volunteers to Brian Stall, 2nd Infantry Division, keynotesupport noncommand sponsored families speaker, praised the volunteers for caring andhere. The commanding general is trying to sharing their time with the community.change this tour to support Soldiers bringing Stall took the audience on her journeytheir families. We have to be proactive to of volunteering, which began in the fourthhelp make the changes needed.” grade when she worked in her school It is easy to get into the spirit of cafeteria during lunch time, and then in thevolunteerism in the Fires Brigade where the sixth grade as a school guard. In her adultchain of command supports the families. years she taught the mentally retarded. “Agencies like the USO, Red Cross and “There are many reasons peoplethe Casey Pear Blossom Cottage do a great volunteer,” Stall said. “Because of theirservice for our families and for the local willingness to serve and desire to make Chandani Buccino accepts the award for Volunteer of the Fourth Quarter from Col. (P) Davidcommunity, but they each have a very small a difference in the community, their Teeples, assistant division commander for sustainability, and Col. Larry Jackson, garrison com-staff,” Buccino said. “These agencies must contributions, commitment, and generosity mander USAG-RC. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Matthew Bergfeld
    • USAG-RC • PAGE 6www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA I THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Army vs. Air Force Flag Football Game Warrior Country Sports will host the first “Warrior Cup” Army vs. Air Force Flag Football game Nov.17 at 1 p.m. at Soldier Field USAG-Casey. For more information call: 730-4681. Free Korean Language Textbooks The University of Maryland is very inter- ested in service members and other U.S. personnel in Korea learning to speak Kore- an. Each person who enrolls in the Korean 101 course at “Camp Stanley in Term II will receive a free text book. For active duty personnel, the Army will pay 100 percent of the tuition. For more information call: 732-7015. Gifts from the Home Front Gifts from the home front can be sent to de- ployed troops by logging on to www.aafes. org or callling: 877-770-4438. The gift cer- tificates are sent to individual service mem- bers or distributed to any service member through the Air Force Aid Society, American Red Cross, Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, Fisher House, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Operation Home front, Op- eration Interdependence or the USO. “Gifts from the home front certificates can be re- deemed at exchange facilities worldwide. Lt. Col. Donald Meisler, garrison commander USAG-Casey, passes the HHC Red Cloud guidon to Capt. Dennis Graves, incoming commander. “Capt. Graves comes to us with great credentials, he has a strong desire to bring the command to new levels,” said Meisler.—U.S. Army photo Area I and 2ID Celebrate by Pvt. Matthew Bergfelt Lasala passes command guidon to Graves 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- cate America’s Soldier students to meet the challenges of leadership today and tomor- by Jim Cunningham “We are conducting the time honored strengthening the ties with the Korean row. For more information call: 732-7015. USAG-RC Public Affairs tradition of passing the colors from the people, according to Meisler. outgoing to the incoming commander “They hosted and participated in many On-line NEO Registration RED CLOUD GARRISON—Capt. to signify the passing of command and goodwill and friendship events,” Meisler is Time Saver Renante Lasala passed the Headquarters, responsibilities,” said Lt. Col. Donald said. “They also sponsored local school The Noncombatant Evacuation Exercise Headquarters Company-Red Cloud guidon Meisler, commander of the Casey Garrison. children in supporting the English Language (NEO) Courageous Channel will take to Capt. Dennis Graves at 10 a.m. Nov. “We will take the time to recapitulate the Camp program.” place from Nov. 15 to 18. All command sponsored dependants, civilian personnel 2 in a ceremony held on the USAG-RC accomplishments of an outgoing commander To appreciate the vast size of the company’s and contract personnel as well as their courtyard. and welcome the new commander.” accomplishments, one has to understand the families are required to in-process at your The Installation Management Command complexities of the Headquarters Company, area evacuation control center during the mission statement says we provide according to Meisler. exercise. You can reduce the amount of installations that enable Soldiers and family “Headquarters Soldiers are not just time it takes for your family to in-process readiness and provide a quality of life that members of the company,” Meisler said. and have them ready should a real evacu- matches the quality of service Soldiers “They are all key members of the garrison ation be held by completing the web-based provide the nation, according to Meisler. directorates as well as the garrison staff. NEO exercise pre-registrationhttps://neo. “Nothing could be closer to this statement They work in garrison support functions korea.army.mil. The NEO pre-registration site is currently open to government affili- than what the Soldiers of the Headquarters such as transportation, public works, human ated personnel only. Sponsors are encour- Company standing before you have done in resources, emergency services, operations aged to log into the site and enter the neo the past year under the command of Capt. and plans, and logistics, just to name a information for their family. The site also al- Lasala,” Meisler said. “Whether it was taking few.” lows you to complete all the required NEO care of family members during multiple Lasala and Grant-Butler met the forms on line. The NEO pre-registration site noncombatant evacuation operations or challenges of a very complex organization is available and will remain on-line to allow manning access control points on the on a daily basis, according to Meisler. They you to update your family’s information as fence line during security installation anti- lead it through many challenges and added needed throughout the year. Contact your terrorism/force protection exercises, the lasting value everywhere they went. unit’s NEO warden for more information. Soldiers of Headquarters Company always “Those are not easy tasks,” Meisler said. Coming Events PBC Red Cloud rose to the challenge.” “But they are recognized today.” The Pear Blossom Cottage Thanksgiving Not only did Lasala lead his troops “I would like to thank those of you luncheon will be held Nov. 21 from noon through multiple complicated exercises, he sitting here today,” said Cpt. Dennis Graves, to 1 p.m. Cooking class will be held Nov. also continued to sharpen the skills of his incoming commander. “I would like to 30 from 11 a.m. to noon. The Outreach lun- troops by leading them through numerous thank everyone working in Directorate of cheon will be held Dec. 13 from noon to 1 field training events and weapons ranges, Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, p.m. The Christmas Party will be held Dec. close quarters battle drills, Soldier and staff and working for Mr. Doug Atwater has truly 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information participation in Warfighter and theater been an experience this past year.” call: 732-7168. Capt. Renante Lasala, outgoing commander level readiness level exercises, according to Graves also gave thanks for being situated Camp Stanley Christmas Tree Lighting HHC-Red Cloud, gives remarks during the Meisler. between two retired Sergeants Major. Camp Stanley Christmas Tree lighting will change of command ceremony. “As I look “These are no easy tasks,” Meisler said. “Retired Sgt. Maj. Doug Wessel and be held Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. back 14 months ago, I can see a significant “A lot of hard work and team effort with the Retired Sgt. Maj. Preston Mingo gave me change in this organization,” Lasala said. “I commander, 1st Sergeants Gant-Butler and free professional development advice every have full confidence that Capt. Graves will Coleman, made it possible.” day,” Graves said. “I would also like to carry on and protect our reputation.” — U.S. Lasala and Headquarters, Headquarters thank the Soldiers of HHC, all policies and Army Photo By Pvt. Matthew Bergfelt. Company were also deeply involved in procedures remain in effect.”
    • NOVEMBER 9, 2007 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 7 http://imcom.korea.army.milVolunteers of the Camp Stanley Coffee House cut the ribbon to the newly renovated Coffee House Oct. 29. Chaplain (Capt.) Suk Kim gives the countdown to the cutting of the ribbon. “Soldiersneed a place to relax,” Kim said. “They need a place to go where they can find a home environment without having to go off post.”—U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Matthew BergfeltStanley Coffee House reopens after volunteers renovateby Pvt. Matthew Bergfelt chaplain, Camp Stanley. “Because Soldiers to worry about the troubles of taking their needs one.”USAG-RC Public Affairs rotate out of Camp Stanley every few weeks families off post, according to Kim. Volunteers decide to hold events at the or so, the Coffee House could not retain “The Coffee House is a place that gives Coffee House or to just play board games S TA N L EY G A R R I S O N —Camp Soldiers long enough to keep going.” Soldiers comfort,” Kim said. “It is a place for and card games such as Uno.Stanley’s Coffee House reopened with a It wasn’t long after that, the Coffee House Soldiers to go and relax without going to a “It just felt like home,” said Pvt. Linnseyribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 29. The became deserted. The years past, the building bar and contending with the peer pressure Jones. “I feel like I am back with my oldcelebration featured cookies, fruits, hot just sat there, seldom used, until Kim came to smoke or drink alcohol.” youth group, just hanging out with somechocolate, and coffee. The new Coffee to Stanley and found volunteers to renovate The Coffee House provides an of my old friends.”House is actually the old Coffee House the building to its former state. environment where troubled Soldiers can The Coffee House is currentlyrenovated. It is operated by volunteer “Soldiers need a place to relax,” Kim said. go to be heard and a place to get away from sponsoring Ladies Night and KATUSASoldiers at Camp Stanley who dedicated “They need a place to go where they can the barracks, according to Kim. Night every other Thursday, weeklytheir spare time to clean out the mold and find a home environment without having “This Coffee House could not exist Bible studies, Men’s Night and muchdirt inside the old building to look and feel to go off post.” without those that volunteer,” Kim said. more in the coming weeks. Be sure tomore like home. Soldiers with families here in Area I will “These people volunteer their time every look for their events listed in the Area I “The Coffee House first opened five find the Coffee House a place to go and day to stay at the Coffee House and serve News and Notes column in the Morningyears ago,” said Chaplain (Capt.) Suk Kim, bring their family members without having people and to be a friend to anyone that Calm Weekly.Happy Halloween, ghouls and boys YBM English Camp hears ghost stories at Casey LibraryThey all dressed up to go trick-or-treating. About 100 children donned costumes Wednesdayto celebrate Halloween and eat some yummy and fun treats provided at the USAG-Red CloudPear Blossom Cottage. While the standard Halloween decorations for the home might consistof a pumpkin or two along with some gourds, the PBC went completely overboard. But asidefrom the surprise guest, the Easter bunny, revelers had no problem cranking up their creativity Megan Jaunich of Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers, reads ghostto get into the Halloween spirit with a fantastic collection of characters. —U.S. Army Photo By stories to the children of YBM English Camp that came for a BOSS sponsored Halloween partyMargaret Banish-Donaldson in the Casey Library Oct. 31.—U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Im, Hwon
    • AREA IINOVEMBER 9, 2007 USAG-Y • PAGE 9 http://yongsan.korea.army.milGarrison to test NEO procedures6,000 families, noncombatants expected to process during semi-annual exerciseUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — TheGarrison will test its ability to move familiesand other noncombatants out of Koreaduring an exercise here Nov. 15-17. Exercise Courageous Channel is asemi-annual readiness event conductedby U.S. Forces Korea to rehearsenoncombatant evacuation operation, orNEO, procedures. “The U.S. military conductsnoncombatant evacuation operations allaround the world,” said Capt. AndrewKletzing, plans and operations officer atU.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Directorate ofPlans, Training, Mobilization, and Security.“Any time there is war, natural disaster, orpolitical instability, the U.S. military can becalled upon to evacuate U.S. citizens.” The U.S. State Department declares theNEO and the U.S. military assists. “The last such NEO occurred last yearin Lebanon when the Israelis bombedHezbollah targets,” Kletzing said. “ManyU.S. citizens in Lebanon at the timecomplained about the slow response on thepart of the U.S. government. This is whywe practice NEO twice a year in Korea. If Families process through the Evacuation Control Center during the October 2006 Courageous Channel exercise. The ECC will stand up Nov.a NEO is declared, it will be the Number 15-17 for this year’s NEO exercise. — U.S. Army File Photo By David McNallyOne mission.” If a NEO is declared, the U.S. government Processing procedures included in the NEO packet. northern traffic barrier on Williams Noncombatants should coordinate  In those cases, the escort is required Avenue.will order DOD-affiliated noncombatants to with their unit NEO wardens and report to process through the NEO site, not theevacuate. “There is no choice; they must to the center with ID cards, passports, military or Emergency Essential Civilian Petsleave,” Kletzing said. and completed NEO packets. They can sponsor. The escort must have the children’s  During an actual NEO, pets will be During Courageous Channel, the U.S. process during the timeframe that is most original identification and NEO packets. processed. Pets smaller than 25 pounds canmilitary estimates about 13,000 family accompany owners as “carry-on” luggage. convenient.members will process for evacuation,  Processing time is about 30 minutes, Traffic adjustments Pets over 25 pounds will be evacuatedKletzing said. More than 6,000 of these are depending on the time of day. Before  On South Post, Williams Avenue by later.in Area II. school, lunchtime, and after work are peak Collier Field House will be closed to all  During next week’s exercise, however, Following highlights general procedures times for noncombatant processing. traffic not destined for NEO. owners should bring pets only if they needduring next week’s exercise:  Taking families to the Evacuation  Non-NEO traffic transiting Gate a microchip. Microchip service will be Control Center is not required during 17 will be directed around the ball fields provided for a small fee.Evacuation Control Center this exercise, provided sponsors have their via Vaughn Avenue. Traffic signs will An Evacuation Control Center at Collier families’ original identification cards and direct noncombatants around the baseball Flu shotsField House on Yongsan South Post will passports with them when they process. diamonds, past the 121st General Hospital Flu shots will be offered as an optionalprocess noncombatants during three time  Single or dual-military or Emergency entrance, and past the southern traffic barrier service to those who process during theperiods: Essential Civilians with family members on Williams Avenue into the NEO parking following times: 4 p.m. to midnight Nov. 15 under the age of 18 must designate an area immediately adjacent to Collier.  Noon to 9 p.m., Nov. 15 5 a.m. to midnight Nov. 16 escort for minor children as a part of  Once processing is complete,  10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 16 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 their Family Care Plan, which should be noncombatants will exit through the  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17Korean National Police treated to post tour, orientation by Pfc. Im Jin-min team members of the United States-Republic USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs of Korea Alliance, and they make a difference in the safety of the installation. YONGSAN GARRISON — They stand During the orientation, the officers were outside the gates around the clock, but rarely treated to an action movie at the Yongsan get a glimpse of what they are helping to cinema and lunch with U.S. Soldiers at the protect. Three Kingdom’s Inn Dining Facility. Post officials hosted 138 Korean National “The food is great, and I even had a chance Police officers Nov. 2 to give them an to try out a conversation with a U.S Soldier,” orientation to what’s “behind those gates.” said Officer Sgt. Lee Jong-min. “The people “Thank you for coming to Yongsan here seem very warm and friendly.” Garrison,” said USAG-Yongsan Commander For another, Pvt. Kim Hyun-chool, it was Col. David Hall during his remarks to the his very first glimpse at the Garrison. “I feel group. “You are out there 24 hours a day, like I’m in a different country,” he said. seven days a week, in the cold, in the rain, The KNP Appreciation Day is part of the and you’re always on guard and alert.” U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor Program, Hall presented certificates of appreciation designed to strengthen relationships betweenOfficers with the Korean National Police have lunch at the Three Kingdom’s Inn Dining Facility to four KNP officers and other officials for local and military communities throughoutduring their tour of Yongsan Garrison Nov. 2. — U.S. Army Photo By Pfc. Im Jin-min their outstanding service. He said they are key Korea.
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 10http://yongsan.korea.army.mil AREA II THE MORNING CALMNews & Notes Garrison continues records management transition American Education Week by Sgt. Kim Sang-wookNov. 11-17 is American Education Week, USAG-Yongsan Public Affairsand Yongsan’s Education Center hasscheduled several special events. A kick- YONGSAN GARRISON — Officialsoff Fun Run starts at 9 a.m. Nov. 10 at Col- continue to sustain the Garrison’s recordslier Field House. Other events taking place management program as the end of theat the Education Center are: calendar year approaches using the latestNov. 13: Central Texas College and Uni-versity of Maryland open house, 9 a.m. to 4 Army records management system, thep.m., Rooms 206 and 209. Army Record Information ManagementNov. 14: University of Oklahoma and System, or ARIMS.Troy University open house, 9 a.m. to 4 The USAG Directorate of Humanp.m., Room 211. Resources conducts training sessionsNov. 15: University of Phoenix open quarterly – the latest was Nov. 1 – tohouse, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Room 207. teach new records coordinators how to useNov. 16: GoArmy Education briefing, 10 ARIMS and help them properly managea.m., Room 222. their records and files. “This class is a continuation of our Great American Smokeout efforts to protect and properly archiveNovember is Great American Smokeout our essential records using ARIMS,” saidMonth. Participants who successfully quit Steven Carpenter, the director of Humantobacco use for one day means a more Students at the Nov. 1 quarterly records management training session learn the finer points Resources.than 10 percent chance of quitting for the of the Army Record Management Information System. From left are: Yi Kyong-chu, Yongsan’srest of their lives. Scheduled smokeout “The key to the success of this program is command support from the Garrison’s Religious Support Office; Staff Sgt. Marie Francis, U.S. Forces Korea headquarters; and Robertactivities: leadership. Our leadership has been Perry Yongsan, Directorate of Public Works. -- Photo By Sgt. Kim Sang-wookNov. 14: “Tar Wars,” teaching kids aboutthe hazards of tobacco. very supportive of this program, and human resources directorate. Pak teaches two classes each quarter, oneNov. 15: Tobacco Free Day at PX & Com- our directorates are doing a great job in The ARIMS is a similar but more in English the other in Korean.missary from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Adopt a complying with the Federal Records Act,” convenient system than the previous “It was an informative and interestingSmoker/Dipper/Chewer” he said. Modern Army Recordkeeping System, class,” Staff Sgt. Marie Francis, U.S. ForcesNov. 17: Turkey Trot registration at Col- “Much of the credit goes to the hard or MARKS, she said. “The ARIMS is a Korea headquarters, said of the most recentlier Field House at 8:30 a.m.; walk/run be- work of our Garrison records manager, Pak web-based system that has significantly training session. “After this class, I willgins at 9:30 a.m. Chong Hui, and the more than 80 records improved the way we manage and archive able to utilize the ARIMS tomorrow.” SheNov. 20: Smoking Cessation Class from coordinators who work in the directorates our important records,” she said. added it is easier to use than MARKS.11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DCSFHP Build- of our Garrison,” Carpenter added. During the past in MARKS, each person Pak, whose program earned praiseing 5447 (near Gate 52); sub sandwiches Over the last year, Pak has conducted managed papers by labeling the documents during an 8th U.S. Army inspection, coverswill be provided. more than 100 inspections and numerous every time by attaching different names, methodology and issues affecting ARIMSFor information, call 736-6693. on-site assistance visits of all garrison offices Pak explained. “But in the ARIMS, you in her six-hour class. National American Indian and to ensure compliance with the Federal do not have to label each document,” she “Once the system is on-line in your Alaskan Native Heritage Month Records Act using the ARIMS program, said. “You can choose from the system office, it is very easy to use,” she said.The Garrison will celebrate “Honoring Carpenter said. itself, according to disposition instructions For additional information, see theWarriors: Past and Present” 3-4 p.m. Fri- The system is directed by ARIMS 25- on the label, and decide to keep, destroy, ARIMS web site at http://www.arims.day, Nov. 16 at the Main Post Club Under- 400-2 and Army Regulation 25-1, said Pak, or transfer the record to the Washington army.mil or contact USAG-Y DHR atground. For information, call 738-5950. who is also an ARIMS instructor within the National Record Center.” 738-8546.A cultural event from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. USAG-Y CommunityNov. 19 will be at the Multipurpose TrainingFacility. Performances, poetry, storytelling, CFC – giving back to Yongsan communityfood sampling and other activities, highlightthe event. It’s free and open to the commu- donates $20,000 tonity. For information, call 723-7743. holiday helping fund USO NewsSign up for Jeju Island three-day and by Sgt. Jung Jae-hoontwo-night tour: The USO offers a tour Nov. USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs22- 24 that includes round-trip airfare, two-night accommodation, two days breakfast YONGSAN GARRISON —and lunch and admission fees. For informa- Garrison chapels raised more thantion, call 724-7003. $20,000 through offerings collectedUSO Tour Highlights: Nov. 2-4 and donated to a special fund-Nov. 17: Insadong and Seoul Tour called Helping Hands to support junior-Nov. 22: Everland Amusement park service members and civilian families-Nov. 23-25: Gyeongju (Two-day and three- during the holidays.night) “Our community is so generous,”-Nov. 24: Paintball and All Terrain Vehicle said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James King,tour USAG-Y chaplain. “We are stronglyUSO Treasure Hunt: There will be two committed to taking care of all our greatchances to find the USO treasure and wina $500 AAFES gift card. The contest starts team members.”Dec. 3. Check USO Korea Web site (http:// The donation, held in cooperationwww.uso.org/korea) for details. with the Army Community Service’sDiscounted Concert Tickets: 8 p.m. Nov. Community of Sharing and Community30 Linkin Park. of Caring projects, will assist those inUSO monthly calendars are available at need during the holidays. Some ofthe Main Exchange, Commissary, Dragon the offerings will also be used for crisisHill Lodge and the Town House. For infor- ministry throughout the year.mation, call 724-7003. King said the goal is to ensure everyone can enjoy a family holiday Safety Notice meal. “We are excited that we will beA reflective vest is required on any military Youth programs such as youth sports can benefit from Combined Federal Campaign-Over- able to help with special needs at thisinstallation when biking, running, or jog- seas contributions. As of Nov. 6, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan community members have time of year and assist people in crisisging any time of the day. Also, a helmet is donated nearly $300,000 to charities through the CFC. The fund drive ends Nov. 30. See through out the year,” he said.required for skating and biking. Violations your unit’s representative for details or to make a contribution. — U.S. Army File Photocan result in confiscation.
    • NOVEMBER 9, 2007 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 11 http://yongsan.korea.army.mil (Left) Under the watchful eye of Noh Il-hoon, Yongsan security guards fire M-9 pistols Oct. 29 as part of their pe- riodic recertification at Reynolds Range. Noh is a senior security guard. (Below) Noh Il-hoon helps guard Jung Sung-bok handle his weapon before the test. — U.S. Army photos by By Sgt. Kim Sang-wookIS THE LINE READY?Korean security guards tuneskills during annual qualificationBy Sgt. Kim Sang-wook are part of the biannual training.”USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs More than 130 security guards fired during the first day of training. Throughout REYNOLDS RANGE — On a quiet the three-day event, 344 personnel were onmountain site south of Seoul, thundering the range to re-qualify.sound repeats throughout the region. The “There are penalties if a guard does notsound is U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan make the minimum, but we constantly a year,” said James North, USAG-Y their job can be.security guards training with M-9 pistols train and make them qualify,” Oxendine ES operations officer. “Because guards “This is my first time shooting the M-9Oct. 29. said. “The guards do a great job supporting always carry pistols during duty hours, pistol,” said Kim Jong-hoon, one of the “ This is a semi-annual weapon the Yongsan community.” it is important we skillfully handle our security guards. “I think I qualified the testqualification,” said Ricky Oxendine, U.S. Oxendine said this kind of training will weapons. That’s what the certification is but I will do much better next time.”Army Garrison-Yongsan Emergency Services enhance basic skills, which could be used all about.” Kim, who qualified the test with 45 shotsdirector. “The guards also must attend at any time. He said the session is significant to the onto the target, said he will be confident ifnuclear, biological, and chemical tasks that “We do weapons qualification twice guards to raise awareness on how serious a time comes to use the pistol.
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 12http://yongsan.korea.army.mil AREA II THE MORNING CALM PAID ADVERTISINGTaking care ofour facilitiesT aking care of our facilities is at the Garrison Web site (http://yongsan. everyone’s responsibility. However, korea.army.mil). our building managers are on the I would also like to take this opportunityforefront of this issue. to encourage all Garrison and tenant unit Building managers need to be in tune building managers to attend a biannualwith their facilities, but they also need to be training session 9 a.m. Dec. 10 at theintimately aware of the proper steps needed Multipurpose Training Facility. This session,to solve problems, make repairs, and meet in addition to the Building Manager’sthe needs of building users. Guide, will provide us with a road map to We want to set you up for success. success. U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Public It goes without saying, but the buildingsWorks officials have created a “Building where we work and reside need to be inManager’s Guide” to ensure everyone knows optimal condition at all times. If a problemwhat to do and who to contact. exists, a work order should be in place. At It provides clear guidance on “how” to the Garrison, you have our commitment toensure the facilities you live and work in are resolve any issues as quickly as possible.maintained properly. Let’s work together to keep our facilities This guide is available for download in the best condition possible. PAID ADVERTISINGA guide to help USAG-Yongsan building managers is available for download at the Garrisonwebsite at http://yongsan.korea.army.mil. The guide contains such information as contactsat the Directorate of Public Works, how to submit work orders, and building manager re-sponsibilities.
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    • NEWS IMCOM-K • PAGE 14 http://imcom.korea.army.mil THE MORNING CALMReview your credit report for accuracyby Capt. Holly B. Nostrant report from each of the three agencies. You questions to ask include: need to contact each agency to inform themCamp Humphreys Legal Center can order all three at the same time or at – Is all of my personal information of the inaccuracies. Once an agency receives different times. However, you must contact correct and accurate? notice, the FCRA requires it to perform an In today’s society, maintaining good the Annual Credit Report Request Service – Does all of the listed information investigation to verify the validity of thecredit is essential. Your past use of credit to take advantage of this benefit. belong to me? If so, is the information information. Upon completion, the agencyindicates how you will act in the future. Requests can be made in three ways correct? must notify you of its results.Lenders look at your credit history when – by phone (1-877-322-8228), by internet – If I have gone through a bankruptcy, If information is inaccurate, it will bedeciding whether you should receive a (www.annualcreditreport.com), or by mail has it been removed after 10 years? corrected or taken off of your credit report.mortgage, car loan, credit card, or other (ACRRS, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA – If I have negative information that is However, if the agency believes that theline of credit. Your credit history also affects 30348). Unfortunately, the ACRRS website correct, has it been removed after 7 years? information is accurate, you can requestyour interest rates, insurance premiums, cannot be accessed outside of the United These questions should help you that a statement be included in your creditand even your ability to obtain and keep a States. If you choose to mail in your request, get started. If you answered no to any report. This statement provides a shortsecurity clearance. fill out a form from the Federal Trade question, you will need to ask the agencies summary of your dispute. Three major consumer reporting agencies Commission at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/ to correct the information. Legal Assistance You may make a dispute by phone, mail,track your credit history – Equifax, Experian, conline/include/requestformfinal.pdf. Attorneys can provide you assistance if you or the internet. Legal Assistance Attorneysand TransUnion. These agencies place your You may also order a copy of your credit have questions about your credit report. can help you draft a dispute letter. See thecredit history into a document called a credit report directly from the agencies. However, Oftentimes, inaccuracies come from many following websites for specific instructions:report. However, your credit report may you will be charged a fee for this service different sources. For instance, agencies Equifax at http://www.equifax.com/online-not be accurate. Therefore, it is important unless one of two exceptions applies: (1) you may mix up your information with another credit/dispute/; Experian at http://www.to periodically review your credit report. are a victim of fraud, or (2) during the past person or forget to take off old information. experian.com/customer_service/mail.html;Otherwise, inaccuracies could negatively 60 days you were turned down for credit, Additionally, typographical errors can occur TransUnion at http://www.transunion.com/impact your financial future. insurance or employment because of your and creditors may fail to update your status. corporate/personal/creditdisputes.page Here is a three-step process to help you credit report. If either situation applies, You could also be the victim of fraud. It is Educate yourself about credit, itsreview and correct any information in your contact an agency for your credit report your responsibility to make sure your credit importance, and your rights when it comescredit report. (Step 3 contains contact information). report is correct, even if you did not cause to credit issues. The FTC has a great website Order a copy of your credit report. The Review the information in your credit the inaccuracy.Dispute any inaccuracies. with free resources at http://www.ftc.gov/Fair Credit Reporting Act allows you to report. Once you receive your credit report, Make a list of any inaccuracies that you find bcp/consumer.shtm. Also, your local libraryannually receive a free copy of your credit review it for inaccuracies. Some important when reviewing your credit report. You will may have books on the subject.Overseas Housing Allowance and Move-In Expenses survey needs you!Special to The Morning Calm Weekly OHA Utility/MIHA Survey in PDF format is available on the 175th FMC website. OHA is a valuable entitlement for Servicemembers stationed overseas. The time andT he Annual Overseas Housing Allowance and Utility and Move-In Expenses Sur- effort spent answering the questions enables the Department of Defense to set equitable vey for Korea is underway and will continue through Dec. 7. OHA utility and MIHA rates. To complete the survey, respondents should review actual Annually, the Per Diem Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee bills or records of their utility and maintenance expenses for the last twelve months. Aconducts a survey to collect utility and recurring maintenance expense data from monthly average for the utility and maintenance portion will be required. RespondentsServicemembers who receive OHA. PDTATAC uses this data to compute OHA Utility whose utilities are included in their rent are not required to report the actual monthlyand Recurring Maintenance Allowances, as well as, Move-In Expenses for Servicemembers average of utility bills because a monthly flat rate utility supplement is already includedworldwide. in their OHA. All Servicemembers in Korea who reside off-post and receive OHA should take the For the MIHA portion of the survey, respondents should identify expenses associatedsurvey via the 175th Financial Management Center website.It may be taken at work or at with making their residence livable. Examples of MIHA items to report are included inhome, if you have the necessary security required for use of your home center. A sample the survey briefings found on the 175th FMC website. November 9-15 Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Casey Shoot ‘em Up The Brave One Dan in Real Life Dan in Real Life Shoot ‘em Up Rescue Dawn Shoot ‘em Up 730-7354 (R) 6:30 p.m. (R) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. Henry The Brave One 30 Days of Night 30 Days of Night Shoot ‘em Up No Show No Show No Show 768-7724 (R) 7p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Humphreys Dan in Real Life Dan in Real Life Dan in Real Life The Brave One The Brave One Shoot ‘em Up Shoot ‘em Up 753-7716 (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. Hovey The Brave One Dan in Real Life War Shoot ‘em Up Dan in Real Life The Brave One Shoot ‘em Up 730-5412 (R) 7p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Kunsan We Own the Night The Brothers Solomon The Brothers Solomon No Show No Show No Show Shoot ‘em Up 782-4987 (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. Osan Bee Movie Bee Movie Shoot ‘em Up Shoot ‘em Up Death Sentence Halloween Halloween 784-4930 (PG) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Red Cloud Dan in Real Life Shoot ‘em Up Shoot ‘em Up The Brave One Shoot ‘em Up No Show Balls of Fury 732-6620 (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Stanley Balls of Fury The Brave One War Shoot ‘em Up No Show The Brave One Rescue Dawn 732-5565 (PG13) 8 p.m. (R) 7p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Bee Movie Bee Movie Bee Movie Shoot ‘em Up Shoot ‘em Up The Brave One The Brave One Yongsan I (PG) 8 p.m. (PG) 8 p.m. (PG) 8 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Bee Movie Balls of Fury Balls of Fury No Reservations No Reservations Shoot ‘em Up Shoot ‘em Up Yongsan II (PG) 8 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. Yongsan III Rush Hour 3 Rush Hour 3 Underdog Underdog The Brothers Solomon The Brothers Solomon Stardust 738-7389 (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m.
    • NOVEMBER 2, 2007 CHAPLAIN IMCOM-K • PAGE 15 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Area IV Worship Services This holiday remember what God Protestant Services Collective Sunday Sunday 1000 1030 Camp Carroll Camp Walker has done through our veterans Sunday 1030 Camp Henry Sunday 1245 Camp Walker Sunday 1300 Camp Carroll by Chaplain (Maj.) Adolph G. DuBose, Jr. declares, “I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart.” USAG-Y Deputy Installation Chaplain/RM The true spirit of humility leaves no room for glorying Church of Christ 1700 Camp Walker in the flesh. God, and Him alone, must have all the V Collective Friday 1900 Camp Walker eterans Day is a time to remember and honor glory. Korean Tuesday 1900 Camp Carroll all veterans. It encompasses more than just Secondly, we should make known the story of victory. Korean Wednesday 1830 Camp Walker those persons who have made the ultimate Jubilant, David proclaims, “Sing praises to the Lord, Korean Thursday 1100 Camp Hialeah sacrifice. We must also remember the multitude of enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what men and women serving in the military today as vet- he has done.” Catholic Mass erans. Ensure you tell the story – just what the Lord has Saturday 1700 Camp Walker Sunday 0900 Camp Walker Ted Landphair reflected upon this sacred day for done in your life. Several months ago, some veterans Sunday 1130 Camp Carroll some and a day of remembering patriotism for others. He wrote: “The time of day for the event is significant. Additional Programs Many older Americans, and not so many younger ones, “This veteran discovered that his victory Bible and Bagels know it was on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the Tuesday 0630 Camp Walker Chapel Annex 11th month – November 11th, 1918 – that Germany comes from God. We too can be victorious Protestant Women of the Chapel surrendered to Allied forces, ending ‘the Great War’ Tuesday 0930 Walker Chapel Sanctuary Korean Bible Study – better known as World War One … In 1938, Congress by placing our trust in God.” declared November 11th a federal holiday, dedicated Tuesday 1030 Walker Chapel Annex Catholic Women of the Chapel to world peace.” Chaplain (Maj. Adolph DuBose, Jr. Saturday 1000 Walker Fellowship Hall We all, at one time or another, have experienced USAG-Y deputy installation chaplain Church of Christ Bible Study some type of victory in our lifetime. Victories can be Wednesday 1900 Walker Fellowship Hall more vivid in our lives depending upon the struggle we Ladies Prayer Meeting encountered and endured prior to reaching that state who returned from Iraq shared how they knew that it Monday 1400 Camp Carroll Chapel Sanc. of achievement. was God who protected them. Contemporary Bible Study The psalmist notes a veteran by the name of David Finally, it is imperative that we know the secret Tuesday 1900 Camp Carroll Chapel Annex singing a song of victory in Psalm 9:1-7, 20. “I will of victory. David only knew one source and secret of praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all victory, and that was God. Evidently, he experienced a USAG - Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) Edward Martin, your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will few situations where God gave him the victory. Edward.martin@korea.army.mil, DSN 768-5455 sing praise to your name, O Most High.” This veteran In closing, remember our veterans this Veterans Day Chaplain (Capt.) Byung Min, discovered that his victory comes from God. We too for what they have done and what they are doing now. Justin.k.min@korea.army.mil, DSN 765-8991 can be victorious by placing our trust in God. Moreover, remember what God has done, is doing, First, if we are going to sing a song of victory, we will do, and you too can sing a song of victory. Be should display a spirit of victory as David did. He encouraged!
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 16http://imcom.korea.army.mil FEATURE THE MORNING CALM Welcome to USAG Humphreys Spooky Hallow More than 800 children gathered at USAG Hum- phreys Halloween night for the annual “Return to Spooky Hallow.” Military units and private organiza- tions created haunted attractions for the youngsters or ran “Trick or Treat” booths. The night’s activities included costume parades, free T-shirts, Halloween bags for the kids and lots of fun. (left) Free haircuts and shaves were offered at the BOSS haunted tent, although the instruments weren’t what you would find at the AAFES Barber Shop. — U.S. Army Photos By Mike Mooney and Candace Godfrey. A coven of witches dominated the costume parade for children 8-11, with the Humphreys Exchange providing gift cards of $50, $25 and $10 to the top three finishers in five groups. A ball and chain couldn’t keep this ghoul in the BOSS haunted tent away from her chainsaw at Spooky Hallow Halloween night at USAG Humphreys. A coffin isn’t a home to this zombie from 4-2 Aviation, who welcomed visitors with a smile. This year Spooky Hallow got a set of twins to enjoy the excitement of Halloween festivities. (left) Scream, Pvt. Joshua Somers, and Dracula, Pfc. Miguel Montanez, both of 568th Medi- cal Company, combined scares to make sure everyone had a good “Spooky Hallow” time. The “doctors” from HHC, USAG Humphreys were “in,” performing emergency lobotomies Dorie Smith was “purrfect” in her cat costume, A leprechaun from the Emerald Isle stopped and amputations - free of charge - on their way to a first-place tie with 568th Medical Com- but some mistook her for a skunk. by to see if someone had left a pot of gold. pany in the unit booth decorating contest.
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 18http://imcom.korea.army.mil MWR THE MORNING CALM —USAG-Y— USAG-Y Postseason Fall Softball Tourney Nov. 3-4 18th Med 10 Sockor 8 Kanakas 7 Embassy 0 CRUS 10 18th Med 5 Kanakas 12 Suslak 7 18th Med 7 Embassy 0 Sockor 13 Suslak 7 18th Med 13 Sockor 12 CRUS 15 18th Med 5 CRUS 11 Kanakas 7 CRUS 11 Kanankas 9 Post Level Basketball (Men’s) Hovey 72 Humph 58 Osan 77 Wonju 55 Yongsan 89 Suwon 45 Kunsn 54 Casey 48 Wonju 71 Humph 64 Casey 71 Suwon 41 Yongsan 62 Kunsan 47 Kunsan 81 Wonju 48 Kunsan 62 Casey 60 Hovey 70 Kunsan 69 Yongsan 84 Hovey 45 Post Level Basketball (Women’s) Yongsan 60 Suwon 24 Humph 61 Osan 24 Yongsan 77 Casey 43 Suwon 56 Osan 46Mindy McQ brings soul to Seoul Yongsan 47 Humph 38 Casey 70 Suwon 24 Humph 64 Casey 59 Yongsan 40 Humph 29Special to The Morning Calm Weekly Jill Scott. From that style, and in her few four years as a performer, A 5 K Fun Run was conducted at 9:30 she has been blessed to share bills with musical icons such as Mary a.m. Nov. 3 at Collier Field House withL istening to Mindy McQ’s warm, silky vocals and well-craft- J. Blige, Robert Lockwood Jr., The Coup, Suzanne Vega, Marc 198 participants ed songs puts a listener in the mindframe of Harlem, De- Broussard and Alana Davis. troit, Chicago or Philadelphia, harking back to the classic So where is she going with this? In Mindy’s words... “Standing Upcoming Events at Yongsansoul tracks of the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. One would never dream still makes me ache. In every inch of my life, I want to see what I’m 5 K Fun Run 9:30 a.m. Nov. 10 atthat these songs and that voice, so sultry and knowing, are the capable of. Music is the most lovely thing I’ve experienced so far... Collier Field Houseproduct of a shy, lanky 23-year-old from rural Ohio, who never So this is me figuring it out.”thought of doing music until graduating from high school. All shows are open to the military community and free of charge, Preseason Intramural Basketball Initially more folk-oriented, she quickly found herself gravitating courtesy of Armed Forces Entertainment and Morale Welfare and Tornament Nov. 10-12 at Collier Fieldto a melding of classic soul, funk and jazz, developing a style that Recreation. For more information, contact your local MWR or Housecontains elements of such performers as Alicia Keys, Nora Jones and DSN 723-3749. Toys for Tots Softball Tournament Nov. 10-11 at the 4 Plex 1st Class Letters/Cards: CONUS: Dec. 10 PAL: CONUS: Dec. 3 Post office reminds 10 K Roadrace 9:30 a.m. Nov. 17 at Collier Field House customers to ship APO/FPO AP: Dec. 10 APO/FPO AP: Dec. 10 APO/FPO AE: Dec. 10 APO/FPO AE : Dec. 10 APO/FPO AE (09502,09508,09568, APO/FPO AE (09502,09508,09568, Combatives (Korea-wide) 09587,09588,09593,09596,09704,09709, 09725,09727,09728,09729,09730,09731): 09587,09588,09593,09596,09704,09709, 09725,09727,09728,09729,09730,09731): early for holidays All Soldiers, KATUSAs, D.O.D. and Civilian contractors (No P3 profiles). Dec. 10 Dec. 3 Classes are held every week from 8 APO/FPO AA (Zips 340): Dec. 10 APO/FPO AA (Zips 340): Dec. 3 SAM (Over 15lbs/60” combined length a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday at the and girth): 498th CSSB Combatives Gym, Bldg. Priority: SAM: CONUS: N/A S151, Camp Carroll, Area IV. For more CONUS: Dec. 10 CONUS: Dec. 3 APO/FPO AP: N/A information, contact 498th CSSB, S3 APO/FPO AP: Dec. 10 APO/FPO AP: Dec. 10 APO/FPO AE : N/A at 765-8637/1026 or 010-4697-1555 APO/FPO AE : Dec. 10 APO/FPO AE : Dec. 10 APO/FPO AE (09502,09508,09568, or visit the 498th CSSB website at APO/FPO AE (09502,09508,09568, APO/FPO AE (09502,09508,09568, 09587,09588,09593,09596,09704,09709, http://19esc.korea.army.mil/498th_ 09587,09588,09593,09596,09704,09709, 09587,09588,09593,09596,09704,09709, 09725,09727,09728,09729,09730,09731): CSSB/Home.htm 09725,09727,09728,09729,09730,09731): 09725,09727,09728,09729,09730,09731): Nov. 13 Dec. 10 Nov. 26 APO/FPO AA (Zips 340): Nov. 13 For additional information on up- APO/FPO AA (Zips 340): Dec. 10 APO/FPO AA (Zips 340): Nov. 26 coming sports events in your area, contcat your local Fitness Center. Correction: The new track at Yongsan Garrison featured on this page in the Nov. 2 issue is 1/7th of a mile in size.
    • November 9, 2007AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 21 http://imcom.korea.army.mil348th trains Koreans on water purificationby Andre Butler equipment that helps the Army survive,”USAG-H Public Affairs Office he said. “Soldiers can’t make it without water HUMPHREYS GARRISON — The -- it’s a basic human need.”348th Quartermaster Company conducted “That’s why we take our job veryunified training with the Korean Service seriously,” he said. “So at this time, these areCompany Oct. 26 at USAG Humphreys. the instructions that we are giving them.” The company’s training objective: In case of conflict the Korean Serviceinstruct KSC personnel on how to operate Companies will support U.S. forces.the 3,000 gallon Reverse Osmosis Water “This is our major mission,” said Chon,Purification Unit. In-sop, executive officer for 22nd KSC based The ROWPU is a system designed to at USAG Humphreys.purify raw water from wells, lakes, seas, “We are conducting this training inlagoons, rivers, or ice holes. preparation for our wartime mission,” he “We purify bodies of water so Soldiers said.will have water on the battlefield,” said Sgt. Chon said the companies participating1st Class Paulino Moralez, 348th Logistics are very comfortable with the ROWPUplatoon sergeant. because they have a lot of training and “We are the source for water purification experience with the system.for the Army,” he said. There were three companies on hand to The 348th’s primary mission is to provide conduct training – 8th KSC from Campbulk water and fuel as well as classes one Long, 9th KSC from Yongsan and the 22ndthrough nine supplies to 2nd Combat out of Humphreys. Because of the natureAviation Brigade and local Area III units, of ROWPU training, all procedures andsaid Capt. Christopher Page, commander policies must be followed exactly.348th Quartermaster Company. During “We can’t afford to cut corners in ourtraining, U.S. Soldiers taught KSC personnel job,” said Moralez.the basic capabilities and limitations of the “Health concerns are very important andROWPU system. we are extremely careful when performing Sgt. 1st Class Paulino Moralez, 348th Logistics platoon sergeant, instructs Korean Service “The KSC needs to know how to properly this task.” “We are not allowed to issue Company members on the functions of the Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit. This unitstart up and shut down this equipment,” any water until it passes inspections by is used to purify water for use. (below) Spc. Mark Little, a water treatment specialist for 348thMoralez said. preventive medicine [officials],” he said. gives more classes on the ROWPU. — U.S. Army Photos By Andre Butler. “These two processes are very important “In order to give Soldiers what webecause you don’t want to damage the produce it has to be thoroughly tested.” It can take anywhere from 23 to 29 hours from set up before the water is approved for consumption, said Moralez. However, water treatment specialists or “Water Dawgs” can have 9,000 gallons available for the customer in four to five hours. “Eighteen to 24 hours is purely testing,” Moralez said. “Our Soldiers have a very important task,” said Brig. Gen. Xavier (Max) Lobeto, 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commanding general. “You may think it’s easy, but what these Soldiers are doing here today is hard and tough,” he said. Lobeto dropped by the site to see the Soldiers and KSCs train during his visit to “These Soldiers are professionals and Humphreys. it shows.” “They take my breath away,”Brig. Gen. Xavier (Max) Lobeto watches as Sgt. 1st Class Paulino Moralez takes the first drink “It’s amazing,” Lobeto said. Lobeto said.of water produce by the ROWPU -- Lobeto follwed. Moralez said all “Water Dawgs” take the “Other than how it’s stored, ROWPU “I like being out with the Soldiers andfirst drink to give customers confidence in their product. Lobeto stated if bottled, Soldiers won’t and bottled water are the same.” seeing what value they bring to the Armybe able to tell the difference between ROWPU and purchased water. “This is superb training,” he said. -- they are the centerpiece,” he said.GEMS at Humphreys They allow other sections to sign out the to and from inspections, maintenance sites vehicle for use. and administrative engagements. Each vehicle costs approximately $12,000, Not only are the GEMs conserving fuels a bargain considering the elimination of and adding less pollution to the world,Area III supports worldwide here at USAG Humphreys to promote these vehicles for daily use,” said Dr. David maintenance, fuel and hazardous wastes. The cost can increase if options are added they are also educating many people in the Humphreys community.“Going Green’ campaign Johnson, USAG Humphreys Environmental Division chief. to the base model. “They do come with six-foot beds so “I’ve been stopped many times. It’s great because these cars are not only promotingby Stacy A. Ouellette Leaders were trying to come up with an there’s plenty of room to strap a toolbox what we’re doing to protect the environment,USAG-H Public Affairs Office idea for an alternate vehicle when Johnson onto it and go do your work,” said but it’s also educating for others. People have saw the GEMs being used at another Michael Stephenson, USAG Humphreys asked how to purchase one in some cases,” H U M P R H EY S G A R R I S O N — installation. environmental specialist. said Stephenson.United States Army Garrison Humphreys “That sparked my interest in the GEMs. Driving the GEM is similar to a golf cart. With their engines revved up and readyDirectorate of Public Works department They are environmentally friendly and low- These GEMs can reach up to 35 M.P.H. to go, the GEMs will continue to turn headsrecently acquired four Global Electric maintenance,” said Johnson. and are street legal for driving in 35 M.P.H. due to their slight resemblance to an eggMotorcars as part of the worldwide launching There are four GEMs currently on the or less. on wheels.of the “Going Green” campaign. installation. It was the first electric run vehicle Soon, more GEMs will arrive as the “We’re the only garrison level unit I’m Three are used by the environmental manufactured by Daimler Chrysler USAG Directorate of Logistics recentlyaware of who is using it. We’re not the only office, while one is part of the Directorate To date, these vehicles have only been used placed an order for more than two dozenones in Korea, but are leading the charge of Logistics. on post for daily mission such as traveling GEMs for use.
    • USAG-H • PAGE 22www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA III THE MORNING CALM News & Notes HAES celebrates ‘Storybook Character Day’ on Halloween USAG Humphreys Army Family Covenant Signing Ceremony Postponed At the request of Senior Army Leaders to allow for their participation, the Humphreys’ by Diane Hobler the little dog, the dish and the spoon. Army Family Covenant Signing Ceremony HAES Librarian Fifth Graders performed several rhymes for various classes throughout is postponed until further notice. An an- the day. Their repertoire included “Hickory Dickory Dock,” “Three Little nouncement with the new date and time will be released to the local community follow- HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Humphreys Amercian Kittens,” “Old Mother Hubbard,” and others. ing notification from higher headquarters. Elementary School students celebrated Storybook Character The kindergarten and first grade multiage class went wild for favorite Day Oct. 31. Many students came to school dressed as author Dr. Seuss, with each student making their own Cat in the Hat Virtues Volunteers Needed characters from beloved children’s books. costume. at USO Korea Throughout the day there were various activities planned Other students dressed as Jack from The Magic Treehouse series, the The Virtues English Program allows ac- to promote the joy of reading. ever popular June B. from Junie B. Jones, Henry from the Henry and tive-duty service members to volunteer two Sixth graders organized themselves into small groups, chose Mudge series, and many more. Saturdays per month (second and fourth- classic fairy tales, dressed up as the characters and then visited The day culminated in a Storybook Character Parade during which Saturday). Being a volunteer for the Virtues classrooms to read their stories aloud to the children. parents and other community members came to check out the creativity English classes will help to satisfy your Good Neighbor Program requirement. For Sure Start students and fifth graders chose to focus on of the students. more information, call Mi-Hwa and Minna familiar nursery rhymes. Special thanks to Humphreys Commissary Manager Charles Cho at 724-7781. The Sure Start class learned “Hey Diddle Diddle” and and commissary vendors for supporting our school with donations of created costumes for the cat, the fiddle, the cow, the moon, drinks and snacks for all the HAES characters. 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. University of Phoenix November Promotion Special Sign up and start your class during the month of November and save approxi- mately $200. With the promotion you would receive: (1) Application Fee $45 waived Andrea Reta, Patricia Keglovitz and Hannah Epperson cre- (2) rEsource Fee (First Class Books) $95 ated costumes and gathered props to make their reading of Jet Sae-Buai dressed as a bat to Daniel Musselwhite donned his waived and (3) Receive your required writ- The Little Red Hen Bakes a Pizza exciting for HAES students. portray the main character from shirt and showed his grin to become ing manuals free of charge. Why wait, sign — Photos By Diane Hobler. Batbaby Finds a Home. David from David Goes to School. up now and reserve your class slot. The deadline to take advantage of this special is Nov. 20. For more information please contact the USAG Humphreys On-Site Manager at DSN 753-8920. Humphreys Child Developement Center Child and Youth Services, Child Develop- ment Center is currently looking for Pro- gram Assistants to fill full-time, part-time, and flex’s positions, which are willing to support the CYS program hours, 5:15 a.m. - 6 p.m. Salary ranges from $10 - $13.12 per hour based on education level (Child Development Associates, completion of the Army Youth Practicum, possession of AA degree or higher with major emphasis Samantha Peace dressed as the on Early Childhood Education. Go to http:// “I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house down.” Big Bad Second grader Roarke Carroll came child from The Napping House cpol.army.mil for the job Wolf Roswin Sango and two of the three little pigs, Kirill Sher- to school as the impish Calvin from during “Storybook Character Day.” shnev and Aaron Rohloff, entertained students. Calvin and Hobbes comics. — Photo By Kelli Williams. 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- Artillery Brigade makes strong appearance at Pyeongtaek Marathon 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 1-7th warfighters enjoy first run schedule an exam call 754-3608. Road Closure A section of Perimeter Road will be closed The 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade sent more than 100 Soldiers to the seventh annual through Dec. 18. The section running from Pyeongtaek Port Marathon which was hosted by Pyeongtaek City Hall in October. The 1-7th the curved intersection from Bldg. S-2055 Air Defense Artillery Battalion joined the race along side 35th Brigade, and the Air Defenders to Bldg. S-1016 will be shut down for re- paving. were given a warm welcome among the many Korean runners. The races consisted of a 5 K, a 10 K and a half marathon measuring at 21.02 K. Many of the Army Soldiers competed Please send us Stories and Photos in the 5K race and many others made a strong effort in the 10K and half marathon. Capt. To submit info for publishing in The Morn- Joseph Scott, Battery B,1-7 ADA, came in first among the 1-7 Soldiers in the half marathon ing Calm Weekly, USAG Humphreys com- with a time of 1 hour and 41 minutes, followed closely by Master Sgt. Fernando Moreau, mon pages, call 754-6132, 8847 or 8598. Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1-7 ADA, coming in at around 1 hour and 43 min- Or e-mail andre.butler@korea.army.mil. utes. — U.S. Army Photo By 1st Lt. Wes Allen.
    • November 9, 2007 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 23 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Army Community Services ACS hosts recruitment workshop to fill new CDC vacancies LaVita Vincent, Employment Readiness Man- ager for USAG Humphreys’ Army Commu- nity Services (left) assists Monica Robinson with her job application during a recruitment workshop ACS sponsored to fill vacancies at the new Child Development Center here. The workshop gave new employees the op- portunity to see the new CDC and where they might work, walk through the job-appli- cation process and talk with representatives from the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center. Vincent said the primary goal was to find the best people to fill about a dozen vacancies and also to give prospective employees an insight into how the civilian personnel system works. Sixty-six people attended Saturday’s job workshop at the new CDC. — U.S. Army Photo By Bob McElroy.Wonju officials honor Townley for relations effortsby Special to The Morning Calm WeeklyUSAG Long and Eagle Community Relations WONJU — Wonju City honoredMaj. Bruce Townley, former installationcommander for Camps Long and Eagleby granting him honorary citizenshipOct. 26 for his contributions to the localcommunity. Kim, Gi-yeol, mayor of Wonju City,bestowed the honor on Townley whois the only American Soldier to receivehonorary citizenship of Wonju. He madethe presentation at the opening ceremonyfor the 13th Annual International WalkingFestival. More than 500 people from Koreaand the rest of the world witnessed theinduction. Townley was given honoraryrights and privileges of any bona fide citizen.“I am deeply honored by receiving thisrecognition,” said Townley. “I am pleasedto be part of this great city and will treasureit always,” he said. Only three other Americans in the past10 years have received this distinction. Kim spoke highly of Townley for notonly his commitment as a Soldier but forhis immense personal volunteer servicein support of local schools, orphanagesand community activities as part of the (right) Maj. Bruce Townley, former installation commander for Camps Long and Eagle, was honored during a ceremony that made him an honor-United States Forces Korea Good Neighbor ary citizenship of Wonju City from city officials Oct. 26. — U.S. Army Photo By Chang, Sang-hyon.Program. Wife, Elisabeth, and other Soldiers and TV stations, KBS and MBC, aired three the Wonju Enclave won the Department of He also addressed Townley’s flood Family members have hosted four English prime time stories about Townley and his the Army Community Relations Award forsupport efforts of the area. Camps at Camp Long in the past six family. “I believe that it is important to make individual category. “It is easy to do a great Townley and his family have lived in months. “I love people and I am intrigued a positive impact on a child so that he or she when you have a commander who supportsWonju, a city with a population of more by the Korean culture,” said Townley. “God will have a strong foundation of love and will your mission and wants to be active in thethan 300,000, for 16 months. has given me and my wife a heart especially be able to share it with others as he or she community that he lives in,” said Chang, Each week they volunteer as teachers at for the children.” grows up.” Townley said. “The impact that Sang-hyon, community relations officer foran elementary school. They host monthly This was the first year for English we make as Soldiers will be remembered by Wonju Enclave. “He (Townley) may be onebirthday parties and English classes for the Camps in Wonju. The camps made such an those children for many years.” Also this of the best supporters of Gen. Bell’s Goodcommunity. impression on the community that Korean year the community relations officer for Neighbor Program,” Chang said.
    • AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 25 www.imcom.korea.army.milArmy Family Covenant, the strength of theArmy comes from the strength of familyBrig. Gen. Xavier Lobeto, commanding general, 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and Col. Michael P. Saulnier, commander, United Stated Army Garrison Daegu, sign the covenant.The commitment was about improving the quality of life for soldiers and their families. — U.S. Army Photos By Pfc. Dana R. Pughby Pfc. Dana R. Pugh said Col. Michael P. Saulnier, commander, with army families and improving family commanding general, 19th Sustainment19th ESC Public Affairs United States Army Garrison Daegu in his readiness by funding family programs Command (Expeditionary). “We owe it opening remarks. and services, increasing health care and to our soldiers and their families to be CAMP WALKER – At the covenant The purpose of the Army Family improving housing. Ensuring youth able to come together in a very directsigning ceremony, Col. Michael P. Saulnier, Covenant is to publicly declare the army’s services and child care and expanding and organized fashion to give back tocommander, United Stated Army Garrison commitment to soldiers and families. education and employment opportunities, them those services and the entirety ofDaegu, Command Sgt. Maj. Patricia A. The secretary of the Army directed that a were just a few things the General mention what they so richly deserve.”keit, command sergeant major, USAG-D, Covenant Signing Ceremony be held on that were the result of the Army Chief of “It got a great response from theBrig. Gen. Xavier Lobeto, commanding every Army installation worldwide. Staff actions. community, people have been stopping megeneral, 19th Sustainment Command “The goal of the covenant is to re- “If you look at the strength of and saying it was really great because people(Expeditionary) and command Sgt. Maj. affirm the army’s commitment to family a nation, you see it is defined by in community know that we are here forGeorge Duncan, command sergeant major, programs that are equal to the service soldiers. What we have found out over them and it was the army saying to soldiers19th ESC, signed the covenant surrounded that you have provided to our country,” many years that this strength cannot and families that we are going to take careby invited designated family members to the said Brig. Gen. Aycock, commanding be sustained without families. Where of you and we are going to do the best forfront as many soldiers and civilians looked general, IMCOM-Korea Region in you have a soldier, you have a family. you,” said Stewart J.J. at Army Communityon Nov. 1 at the Evergreen Community remarks. They are together, they are a unit and Services.Club. The contents of the covenant included they are strength because the army’s “This is a really important day. Army providing families a strong and supportive centerpiece is its soldiers and families,”family strong does equals army strong,” environment, building a partnership said Brig. Gen. Xavier (Max) Lobeto,USAG Daegu plans to celebrate Recycle Dayby Cpl. Na Kyung-chul On the America Recycles Day, millions Office at 768-7594.USAG Daegu Public Affairs of people become better informed about “I hope to increase awareness of the importance of daily recycling and individuals throughout the garrison CAMP HENRY – On Nov. 15, the buying recycled products. The purpose on the recycling program,” said MarkUnited States Army Garrison Daegu will of America Recycles Day is to continue Gettel, USAG Daegu Directorate ofcelebrate America Recycles Day for the to promote the social, environmental Public Works Environmental Division.first time. and economic benefits of recycling “and that it’s a program everyone can America Recycles Day is the only and encourage more people to join the participate in.”nationally recognized day dedicated to movement toward creating a better natural “People can build the recycling habitencouraging Americans to recycle and environment. in their life,” added Gettel. “Separatingto buy recycled products in America. The Army has a goal of diverting 40% and sorting recyclable items at the sourceCelebrating its 10th year, this event has of solid waste from landfills and recycling make it easier to recycle. To do this, place agrown to include millions of Americans plays an important part of reaching that few containers (coffee cans or small boxes)pledging to increase their recycling habits at goal. Household and office wastes contain near the office or home trash container.home and work and to buy products made about 70% recyclable materials composed Then when the recycle container is full,with recycled materials. Through America of paper, plastic, metals and glass. Currently you can just empty the contents at oneRecycles Day, the National Recycling USAG Daegu recycles just over 20% of its of the recycle points located around theCoalition supports local communities household/office waste. garrison.”and raises awareness by educating citizens Soldiers, family members and civilians The garrison receives a small percentageabout the benefits of recycling. Volunteer in USAG Daegu can take time on Nov. of money for the recycled items, this moneyAmerica Recycles Day coordinators are 15th to set up a recycling program is put back into the program to purchasepositioned throughout the country and for their office and living quarters. new containers.work to organize recycling awareness There are over 300 recycling containers For more information about the Recyclesevents in their schools and communities, located throughout the garrison. In-office Day, call USAG Daegu environmental officeand in conjunction with their local recycling containers can be obtained by at 768-7594.municipalities. calling the USAG Daegu Environmental In-office Recycling Container
    • USAG-D • PAGE 26www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA IV THE MORNING CALM News & Notes 501st SBDE ‘Champions’, a year in review A+ Class by Spc. Natalie E. Kapteyn There will be an A+ Class Nov. 26 – 30 at the 501st SBDE Public Affairs United States Army Garrison Daegu Infor- mation Center. This course is open to Army Personnel, DA and KGS Civilians working in CAMP CARROLL – The 501st the IT/IA field. For information or registration, Sustainment Brigade began its second year call Mr. Leo Kelley at 764-5069. this summer as the only operational level logistics support brigade in Korea, and the Emergency Placement Care Provider first one to transform in the Army. The USAG Daegu community is in need of “I have to truly say that despite the EPC Providers, previously known as Fos- early apprehensions that myself and many ter Care families. Get more information on others had in building the brigade, we all becoming certified by contacting the Family can look back and see that it was not only Advocacy EPC Program. For information, call Tiana Marratta at 768-8090. done successfully, but we have created a dynamic unit that is becoming a force to be Courageous Channel 07-2 reckoned with,” said Master Sgt. John M. Courageous Channel 07-2 exercises reg- Jones, Noncommissioned Officer in charge, istration and evacuation of DoD affiliated S-6, 501st SBDE. noncombatants. It is mandatory for all DoD The brigade operates under the direction affiliated noncombatants to participate. The of the 19th Sustainment Command Soldiers from the 6th Ordinance Battalion raised their hands and sang cadence during the processing times for Kelly Fitness Center (Expeditionary), a major subordinate 501st Sustainment Brigade run to kick-off Organizational Day in Camp Carroll, June 14. on Camp Walker and Old Gym for Camp command of the Eighth United States Carroll are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for Nov. 15, 8 “There is no other sustainment brigade every competition that we have taken on, a.m. to 8 p.m. for Nov. 16 and 8 a.m. to 12 Army. “This is a brigade that at one point had in the theater and as a result, this unit has from the Connelly Competition, to winning p.m. for Nov. 17. Additionally, the time for to make the impossible happen, and it did,” the Eighth Army Softball Championship to Robinson Center on Chinhae Naval Base 8 subordinate battalions. Currently there are subordinate battalions and when the said Rodriguez. every day activities such as the General Paik is 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Nov. 15. For informa- tion, call Capt. Schab at 765-4969, Master finance battalion converts to a finance The unit’s operational participation in Boards, Sergeant Audie Murphy Boards, and Sgt. Lutte at 768-8333 or Master Sgt. Col- management company, there will only be peninsula wide exercises includes Reception, friendly competition between our individual lins at 768-8794. 6 battalions. Not only do we have a large Staging, Onward Movement and Integration sections and platoons. We in fact have had number of units, we are also dispersed across in the winter and the Ulchi Focus Lens in more soldiers inducted into the General Paik Live Fund Raising Auction the summer. These defensive field exercises and Sergeant Audie Murphy Clubs over the the entire peninsula. Needless to say this Taegu Spouses Association sponsors the are designed to help teach, coach and last year than almost the entire rest of the Live Fund Raising Auction 6:30 – 8:30 creates numerous challenges which means that our units, staff and command group mentor younger Soldiers while exercising peninsula put together, Jones said. p.m. Nov. 15 at Camp Walker’s Evergreen senior leaders’ decision-making capabilities To use the normal cliché, in addition to Community Club. The cost is $15 per per- are constantly on the road to make things happen,” Maj. Adrian L. Rodriguez, officer to support and protect the Republic of Korea working long and hard hours, the Soldiers son and dinner choices are Teriyaki Steak or Stuffed Chicken. TSA welcomes new in charge, S-6, 501st SBDE. Rodriguez has against external aggression. of this unit also make sure to play hard. members. For information or participation, been with the brigade since its re-designation “From the beginning of the unit, we Our Soldiers have represented us well, the call Dawn Owens at 053-474-4369 no later ceremony June 15, 2006. have not only participated in every major brigade STB softball team won the 8th Army than Nov. 13. Similar to what Rodriguez said, a large exercise such as UFL and RSOI, we have Championship. Almost every other sport has brigade such as this can be a difficult task conducted more quality training in the also had either a championship or some sort Holiday Gift Wrapping Fundraiser form of Combat Live Fire Exercises, drivers of representation by units of this brigade at Taegu Spouses’ Association sponsors for leaders to maintain control across the entire board, but the leaders have earned training, combative, and many ranges the 8th Army level, said Rodriguez. the Holiday Gift Wrapping Fundraiser 11 that not only prepared our soldiers for The brigade is involved in many programs, a.m. – PX closing Nov. 23 – 25, Dec. 1 and maintain their Soldiers trust. Col. Mark C. Gardner, commander, combat and enhanced our unit readiness, events and sports to include the Good – 2 and Dec. 8 – 24. Applications are avail- able at the Apple Tree Gift shop or Kelly. 501st SBDE said, “All ‘Champion’ leaders the training by itself has created a sense of Neighbor Programs, Better Opportunities gemin@us.army.mil until Nov. 20. Time must provide a vision, but a vision is not camaraderie that is the foundation for our for Single Soldiers and many other unit slots will be filled once all applications are enough: a leader must be a servant to those great team” Jones stated. oriented activities. received. Come earn money for your orga- he leads.” The brigade implements their mission by “This brigade has come a long way from nization. For information, contact at kelly. conducting various operations like Turbo the day it stood up. There are still many Sgt. Rosalyn S. Anderson, executive gemin@us.army.mil or at 010-8671-7042. Cads, which is a munitions disbursing things that need to be done to get to the level specialist, 501st SBDE command group, said “I believe that Col. Gardner and operation ensuring sufficient and up to we all want to be at, but the future for this USA Girl Scouts Overseas Program date ammunition supply to units across the unit looks bright. We just completed the If you are interested in registering your Command Sgt. Maj. Dailey, 501st SBDE command sergeant major, have displayed a peninsula; A Rehearsal of Concept Drill, normal summer rotation of personnel and daughter in the USA Girl Scouts Overseas Program, please contact in Daegu Ms. great level of leadership. It is not easy taking which synchronizes new leaders into the we are rapidly integrating the new team,” LaTondra Anderson at 011-9857-6638 or control of seven battalions at once and brigade by conducting briefings on each said Rodriguez. email at Imanderson0515@yahoo.com, in ensuring that each battalion is being handled unit’s responsibilities. One of the new Soldiers who arrived in Seoul Mrs. Shelly Matautia at 011-9883- properly.” Anderson has worked with the “The first exercise I recall as a Brigade July reflects on the unit’s reception process. 6239 or email at matautia@kornet.com; was UFL in 2006. The brigade was a few “When I got to unit I was happy to know command group before the re-designation and in Pyeongtaek and Osan Mrs. Caro- months old and most of its Soldiers had that everyone was willing to help and show line Schultz at 010-8694-4166 or email at and still works within their office. once belonged to one of the three brigades me around, I didn’t feel like an outcast. I pyeongtaekgirlscouts@gmail.com. that 501st was condensed to. Most Soldiers was scared being in a new place with people I are use to how “we use to do things’ but to didn’t know, but the people in this unit have Retiree Appreciation Day The second Annual Daegu/Area IV Retir- my amazement you could see the cohesion been very helpful and I have had smooth ee Appreciation Day will be held 10 a.m. that everyone was trying to achieve and I transition,” said Pvt. Estrella. M. Vasquez, – 2 p.m. tomorrow at Kelly Gym on Camp believe that type of attitude was what made S-4, 501st SBDE. Walker. There will be several information the exercise work,” said Anderson. Anderson stated “We have something that tables set up including US Embassy Ser- The unit’s leaders may agree to the hard work most units don’t have; the combined experience vices, Retiree Affairs, Casualty Services, and effort in the Soldiers is hard to ignore. of three brigades and the ability to implement CPAC/CPOC, AUSA, NCOA, MWR and One thing that is immeasurable is the that experience to make this brigade great.” DES. There will be medical and dental drive of our Soldiers. Like most units in Jones said, “There are still many challenges appointments at the medical and dental Korea, we have a shortage of mid-level for our unit to overcome, but with rotations clinics for Retirees on that day. Retirees may also be able to get eye exams that NCOs. We have many junior Soldiers who of new leaders and soldiers with fresh day. A free BBQ lunch will be provided for have stepped up to the plate and taken on ideas and processes coming in every day, all Retirees and theirs family members the increased roles and responsibilities of the combined with the existing continuity of and many raffle prizes will amuse par- NCOs that we do not have on hand, said the “old timers”, I believe that the next year ticipants. For information or registration Rodriguez. The brigade works hard but also will be not only as successful as the last, but form, contact Steve Davis at 768-6922 or Sgt. Robert F. White, motorpool, 501st SBDE, makes time for fun, recreation and volunteer we will come together more as a team and Steve.Davis1@korea.army.mil. practices applying a tourniquet. services. As a brigade, we have excelled in represent what we truly are, Champions.”
    • AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 27 www.imcom.korea.army.milSoldiers dedicate to clean up the communityby Cpl. Jang Won-il Volunteer Fire Brigade, when asked aboutUSAG Daegu Public Affairs her opinion on working together with American Soldiers. “I hope to build our CAMP CARROLL – Fall clean-up is as relationship more and have many activitiesmuch a part of Army life as GI parties, head like this one in the future.”count and morning P.T. Camp Carroll soldiers have been Fall clean-up isn’t an Army exclusive, joining with local organizations severalhowever, as a group of 30 U.S. Army times a year to conduct similar projectsand Korean Augmentation to the United in the past.States Army Soldiers from Camp Carroll “We are delighted and thankful forfound out as they joined members of the the fact that US Soldiers are contributingWaegwan Female Volunteer Fire Brigade, to our community.” said Kim, Dae-gyu,Junior Chamber International (JCI) – 2007 President of JCI Waegwan Branch.Korea, Waegwan Branch, and the Chilgok JCI Waegwan Branch has been successfulNature Conservation Organization on in building relations with the U.S. Armya beautification project of the roads at as 2-1 ADA and its successor, 1-44 ADAWaegwan Industrial Complex, Nov. 1, have been engaged in many communityclean-up has a lasting visual reward for relations activities in collaboration witheveryone. JCI. “We were invited to the 1-44 ADA The group consisted of soldiers of 1st inauguration ceremony, and the change ofBattalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery; command ceremony. I will do my best and16th Medical Logistics Battalion; 501st put my effort into strengthen the friendshipSustainment Brigade; 551st ICTC; and between Camp Carroll and Waegwan JCI,”United States Army Garrison Daegu who said Kim, Dae-gyu.were all high spirited and ready to do the Korean volunteers were touchedjob. by American Soldiers helping out the T h e d a y’s c o m m u n i t y c l e a n - u p community. “We appreciate the U.S.assignment was to clear up the sidewalks of Cpl. Nam, Joo-suk, Information Management Office, USAG Daegu; and Pvt. Jason Vaughan, Soldiers for caring about the environmentWaegwan Industrial Complex. The soldiers 551st ICTC help out a volunteer from Waegwan Female Volunteer Fire Brigade, who watch in even in a country far away from home theywho were divided into two groups raked, awe and is impressed by their performance, gather up leaves during a beautification project of do not know. All I can say is thank you,” saidswept, and bagged leaves, trash and debris Waegwan Industrial Complex, Nov. 11. — U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Jang won-il Kim, Soon-gyu, President, Chilgok Naturealong each sides of a major roadway. Strong the peninsula August 14. This was his first and applauses at Vaughan’s motivation and Conservation Organization.winds made it harder to gather up leaves, chance to mingle with the local civilians. effort. “I hope everyone gets a chance tobut that didn’t cause Pvt. Jason Vaughan, “I think it’s a good chance to meet with “It’s like having a new neighbor. We’ve do this because it’s a lot of fun,” Vaughan551st ICTC. KATUSA’s, work together, and have a lot of worked with US Soldiers in the past and said. “I think it’s a great opportunity to get “I think it’s great,” said Vaughan who fun.” The volunteers from Waegwan Female it is so nice to meet them again,” replied to know fellow Soldiers and the people offor the second time, returned to serve in Volunteer Fire Brigade were all compliments Kim, Kye-hwa, Chief of Waegwan Female this country. I had a blast!” PAID ADVERTISING
    • USAG-D • PAGE 28www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA IV THE MORNING CALM501st Sustainment Brigade continues trainingby Spc. Natalie E. Kapteyn and gives the commander a visual of the area501st SBDE Public Affairs of operation and what has changed from the night to day shift. C A M P C A R RO L L – T h e 5 0 1 s t “It’s an important tool for the exerciseSustainment Brigade just came back from because it synchronies information froma convoy-live fire exercise at Rodriguez the past 24 hours, which informs theRange, but that doesn’t seem to stop them commander so he can update the 2IDfrom participating in another training commanding general,” said Larose.opportunity. Each section must ensure real-world duties After two weeks of recovery, the brigade are getting completed, and their mission forre-deployed back north to Camp Casey to the exercise is also being executed.support the 2nd Infantry Division in the “Our mission in this exercise is to extendWarpath exercise, Oct. 16 to Nov. 6. our logistical support to 2nd Infantry “This exercise gives the brigade an Division. We are the only sustainmentopportunity to exercise the Tactical brigade on the peninsula, and this exerciseOperations Center (TOC), refine staff is important because in case of war, we willprocess, work on field craft, for example, be the one supporting it,” said Kirk.setting up and tearing down the forward Pfc. Carolyn F. Hill, food specialist, 501st STB serves dinner to Sgt. Erika Ferrer, support opera- New Soldiers to the unit got anoperating base, carrying a weapon, living in tions, 501st SBDE in the field dinning facility during the Warpath Exercise in Camp Casey. U.S. opportunity to go to the field right awaythe field – things we don’t do in garrison, Army Photos By Spc. Natalie E. Kapteyn and get to experience this.said Maj. Glenn Roper, S-3, 501st SBDE. “I’m still getting the hang of some things “Units look to us for all logistical but we are still able to do are job and practicesupport to fight. This exercise trains us as what we learned in Advanced Individuallogisticians, to synchronize and coordinate Training (AIT). It is very rewarding,” saidwith all other commodities, said Maj. Malee John A. Jackson, intelligence analyst in S-2,Kirk, support operations, 501st SBDE. 501st SBDE. Jackson is new to the unit and The Warpath exercise is a division level arrived in country only weeks ago.collective training event, which provides the “I found the exercise to be very realisticopportunity of units involved to train and having the sections work together like this.test the staff, especially the Soldiers who are We get to do other tasks here we don’tnew to the unit, said Roper. do in garrison,” said Pvt. Gabriela Tapia, Not only do senior leaders from each intelligence analyst, 501st SBDE.section get trained and tested, junior It takes us out of our garrison comfortSoldiers also have important roles. zone, which allow us to learn something new Spc. Christine E. Larose, S-3, 501st and that is positive. Our staff becomes evenSBDE, a maneuver control system operator more prepared and better trained, and when Spc. Clayton E. Parks, 19th ESC, motor pool, 501st STB moves floor boards with a forklift tofor the command, keeps the MCS updated, we return we are more cohesive, said Roper. be placed in the tents. PAID ADVERTISING