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

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

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

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  • December 14, 2007 • Volume 6, Issue 11 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Published for those serving in the Republic of KoreaInside ‘Embers’ share Humphreys Daegu shows sounds of the students how to fight season in Korea ‘time travel’ holiday fat Pages 2, 13 Page 22 Page 28Families first, Santa comes to town at Humphreyssafety alwaysSpecial to The Morning Calm Weekly See page 16 for Army officials are empowering story and photosFamily members to take an active role inimplementing safety practices to protecttheir Families and loved ones returninghome from deployments. The Army recognizes that Army Familiesare a highly powerful group, capable ofpositively influencing how Soldiers andFamily members think. The Army’s newFamily Engagement Kit raises Families’awareness of the leading indicators inaccidents while passing along the “what”and “how” of best practices. Armed withthese newly created tools, Family membersare afforded active involvement in theirSoldiers’ safety. The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center study of accident andassociated statistics, indicates when Soldiersreturn from a deployment or controlledenvironment, the rigors and oversightprovided by leaders is diminished. During fiscal 2007, 186 Soldiersdied within one year of returning fromdeployments. Approximately 30 percent ofthe deaths occurred within the first 30 days Humphreys American Elementary School brothers Nathanael (3rd Grade) and Steven Brissette (Grade K-1) gathered with Santa Claus for aof post-deployment and 63 percent within Christmas photo after attending the annual Humphreys Community Tree Lighting Ceremony at Transformation Park here, Dec. 3. Photo op-the first six months. Of the 186 fatalities, portunities with Santa were available to attendees during a reception with light refreshments held in the Community Activity Center. — U.S. Army145 involved privately owned vehicles. Photo by Cpl. Terri Donald Army safety officials are convincedthat oversight, control and structure arebeneficial to achieve an accident-freeenvironment. The USACRC’s collectivechallenge is to formulate tools that targetsafety and risk management as a “way of life” Toy traditionfor application when Soldiers are off duty. “As leaders, we know that direct Army communitiesengagement with our Soldiers makes apositive difference in their safety,” said Brig.Gen. Bill Forrester, director of Army safety across Peninsulaand commanding general of the USACRC.“No one knows Soldiers better than theirFamilies and there are few organizations shop for tots in needbetter positioned than Families to influenceSoldiers to make safer choices and take (Left) Rob Waddle and Tom Costello from the Guzzlers Softball Clubfewer risks.” add up their merchandise at Four Seasons Hardware Store on Yongsan Forrester added that the USACRC Garrison Dec. 8 for the Toys for Tots Program as Staff Sergeant Nathanbelieves it is extremely difficult to look a Natchke of U.S. Marine Forces Korea , Toys forTots coordinator watches.spouse or child in the eye and tell them you The Guzzlers held their 10th annual Toys for Tots Softball Tournamentare not going to wear your helmet or a seat and raised $1,000 to buy toys and sports equipment for orphans.belt because you don’t care enough to stay Donation boxes for the Toys for Tots program were filled by generousalive for them. gift givers throughout Korea. — Photo By MC1Todd Macdonald “The Family Engagement Kit featurestools that Family members can use toengage their loved ones in best safetypractices in order to help protect them,” Editor’s Note: The Morning Calm Weekly will not be published Dec. 28said Forrester. and Jan. 4, 2008. Publishing will resume Jan. 11, 2008. Happy holidays! – See Families page 4 –
  • NEWS • PAGE 2http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Command - Korea Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. Al Aycock Bell Sends: Embers Concert Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson The holidays are here and selected communities 20 December – Camp Casey (Carey Fitness Senior Editor:Susan Silpasornprasit across Korea have a wonderful opportunity to Center), 7 p.m. participate in the traditions of the season by This top-notch entertainment venue is absolutely USAG-RED CLOUD Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson enjoying a free holiday concert. The Embers will free for Servicemembers, Civilian employees, Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson perform at installations across Korea this month, contractors, and Family members serving throughout CI Officer: James F. Cunningham sharing the warmth of the holidays through their Korea. The Embers have been bringing their unique USAG-YONGSAN eclectic blend of traditional holiday carols and musical style to fans for decades. Commander: Col. David W. Hall Public Affairs Officer: David McNally original hits. “Christmas with The Embers” is a All of you and your families sacrifice enormously CI Officer: Kenneth Fidler performance that’s sure to stir up the spirit of the for your country and our ROK-US Alliance. You serve Staff Writer: Sgt. Jung Jae-hoon season in those who attend this heart-warming more than 8,000 miles from home, family and friends. USAG-HUMPHREYS event. Gen. Burwell B. Bell This concert tour is a small token of the Nation’s Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. Peninsula-wide publicity for this exciting MWR Commander appreciation. Please take advantage of this wonderful Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy Writer/Editor: Andre D. Butler event includes entertainment schedules with opportunity to enjoy a tremendous holiday concert CI Oficer: Stacy Ouellette performance dates and locations posted on the mWR website, that you so richly deserve. USAG-DAEGU posters and press releases in the Morning Calm newspaper. For We go together! Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier additional information on this delightful group, visit their website Public Affairs Officer: Ronald Inman at http://www.theembersband.net. CI Officer: Samuel G. Hudson Staff Writer: Cpl. Na Kyung Chul The performance schedule is as follows: Staff Writer: Cpl. Jang Won il 17 December – USAG, Yongsan (SAHS Auditorium), 7 p.m. 18 December – Camp Walker (Kelly Gym), 7 p.m. GEN B.B. Bell This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents 19 December – USAG, Humphreys (CAC), 7 p.m. Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK 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. Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders The editorial content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of the IMCOM-Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial adver- For more than 30 years, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders have 25 December – Kunsan AB (Wolfpack Fitness Center), 7 p.m. tising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, brought holiday greetings from America to our Servicemembers, The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders are world-renowned for their including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the Families and Civilian employees stationed throughout Korea. The show-stopping dance routines. They have been dedicated to our products or services advertised. Everything advertised tradition continues this month as these twelve talented performaers troops for decades, performing on more USO tours than any in this publication shall be made available for purchase, other entertainment group. This performance is absolutely free use or patronage without regard to race, religion, dance their way across the peninsula during their “America and gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical Her Music” tour. for Servicemembers, Civilian employees, contractors, and Family handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit The sudience can expect a high-energy production, featuring members serving throughout Korea. factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser carefully choreographed routines set to music ranging from country This event is enthusiastically brought to you by the USO, Armed is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising to rock “n” roll. The troupe will also make the rounds to additional Forces Entertainment, and MWR to show our Servicemembers our from that source until the violation is corrected. military sites for autograph sessions. Check out MWR event sincere appreciation for all you do here in the ROK. This season Oriental Press President: Charles Chong promotions including entertainment schedules with performance is the perfect time to relax and enjoy these great Cheerleaders for Commercial Advertising America. Katie and I will see you there. Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 dates and locations posted n the MWR website (http://mwr. Fax: (02) 790-5795 korea.army.mil), poster and press releases in the Morning Calm We go together! E-mail: oppress@kornet.net newspaper. Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post The performance schedule is as follows: 21 December – USAG, Yongsan (Collier Field House), 7 p.m. SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Phone: DSN 724-TMCW (8629) 22 December – Osan AB (Theater), 3 p.m. GEN B.B. Bell Fax: DSN 724-3356 23 December – Camp Casey (Carey Fitness Center), 7 p.m. Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly @korea.army.mil Visit us online The Morning Calm Word on the street: imcom.korea.army.mil “What’s your favorite tourist spot in Korea?” Submitting to 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. “Woobang Land (Amusement “Chong ge-chun river is a place ““My favorite tourist spot in South ““Anywhere the USO takes me, IMCOM-K Public Affairs park), Daegu.It’s very fun place where you can find nature itself Korea is Lotte World, an indoor especially Je Ju Do.” and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located to go and hang around.” inside the “cement castle” of Seoul. amusement park. I like it because — Daisy Watson in Bldg. 1416, Yongsan Garrison Main Post. — Pfc. Del Rosario, Reynaldo — Sgt. Han Yo-han it’s indoors, and I don’t have to be For information, call 724-3365. hot or cold.” — SFC William Benjamin
  • DECEMBER 14, 2007 NEWS NEWS • PAGE 3 www.imcom.korea.army.mil MP Blotter The following entries were excerpted from the military police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. AREA I: Drunk and Disorderly, Disrespect to an Officer, Failure to Obey Order or Regulation, Subject #1 was observed acting in a drunk and disorderly manner, disrespecting and disobeying orders from Victim #1. Victim #1 directed Subject #1 to calm down. Subject #1 responded to Victim #1 by immediately cursing at Victim #1 and telling Victim #1 that Subject #1 didn’t care what Victim #1’s rank was. Victim #1 then directed Subject #1 to report to the USAG-Stanley MP Station. Subject #1 replied by stating that Subject #1 was not going to report to the MP Station, continually cursed at Victim #1 and disobeyed Victim #1’s orders to calm down. Upon arrival of MP, Sub- ject #1 was apprehended and transported to the USAG-Stanley MP Station where Subject #1 was administered a PBT with a result of 0.280% BAC. Subject #1 was processed and released to Sub- ject #1’s unit. AREA II: Driving under the Influence of Any In- toxicant, Traffic Accident with Injuries, Underage Drinking, Damage to Private Property, Subject #1, operating a POV, made an illegal right turn and was struck by Victim #1’s POV, which was traveling straight in Victim #1’s lane. Damages to Subject #1’s vehicle consisted of dents and scratches to the right front door. Damages to Vic- tim #1’s vehicle consisted of dents and scratches to the front bumper. Investigation by KNP re- vealed Subject #1 appeared to be under the The National Museum of Korea is located in the heart of Seoul and is open daily. Several theme tours are offered for those who wish to take a guided influence of alcohol and was administered a PBT walk through Korea’s fine arts legacy. 46 showrooms chronicle every age of Korea’s history. — U.S. Army File Photo By David McNally with a result of .091% BAC. Subject #1 reported to Yongsan Main KNP station where Subject #1 was charged by KNP under KRTL ART #44 (Driv- SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Current events and activities ing under the Influence) and ART # 5 (Failure to Obey Traffic Signals or Traffic Instructions). Subject #1 was released into MP custody and transported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO. Due Nat’l. Museum of Korea (Seoul) Ski Fest (Yongpyong Resort) to Subject #1’s suspected level of intoxication, The National Museum of Korea is just a short walk from USAG- The “Fun Ski & Snow Festival” will be held in Yongpyong Subject #1 was not advised of Subject #1’s legal Yongsan. The museum features two fine arts galleries and one Resort on various dates from December 2007 until March rights. Subject #1 was processed and released 2008. This ski tour program includes daytime activities such dedicated to Asian Art, as well as historical and archaeological to Subject #1’s Sponsor. Subject #1’s passport galleries. Exhibits display prominent pieces from Korea’s 5,000 as ski instruction, amateur ski competitions, snowboard was retained. Investigation continues by TAI and KNP, with KNP as lead agency. year legacy. The Children’s Museum is a popluar school field competitions, and sledding competitions. Evening events trip destination, offering hands-on exhibits with models of feature Korean traditional dance and music performances. AREA II: Traffic Accident With Injury, Failure to real works of art. Visitors can seek out the ‘Top 10’ works at This year, in celebration of the event’s 10th year anniversary, Exercise Due Care to a Pedestrian, Subject #1, the museum, each of which is a national treature. For more there are also a number of additional special events, discounts operating a POV, failed to exercise due care to a information on Korea’s national museum, visit www.museum. and free gifts for visitors. Yongpyong Resort is especially pedestrian and struck PI #1 as PI #1 was cross- go.kr or www.tour2korea.com well-known among skiers for its beauty and the quality of ing the road in a marked crosswalk. Subject #1’s snow. Yongpyong Resort is known as the Alps of the Korean POV sustained no damage. PI #1 was transport- ed to 121st CSH where PI #1 was treated and re- Happy Christmas (Seoul) Peninsula. Festival events scheduled for December are: Dec. Lotte World Lotte World’s ‘Happy Christmas Festival’, will run 9-12 and Dec. 16-19. For information about this and other leased for injuries consisting of head, elbow and lower back pain. PI #1 rendered a written sworn through Dec. 25 and features a magical parade with artificial skiing events and resorts in Korea, visit www.tour2korea. statement attesting to the incident. Subject #1 snow falling from inside a holiday glass dome. More than 50 com reported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO where Sub- snow fans shower onlookers with artificial snow during the event. ject #1 rendered a written statement admitting to The fans will operate from 2–7p.m., while 2 million Christmas Everland Christmas (Seoul) the offenses and utilization of Subject #1’s seat- light bulbs illuminate the front entrance and nearby walkways, Everland celebrates its “Christmas Holiday Fantasy” event belt. Subject #1 was processed and released to transforming the park into a cozy nighttime wonderland. Every through Dec. 25. Everland, which features a zoo, amusement Subject #1’s unit. This is a final report. Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., 50 performers in park, tobogganing field, and botanical garden will be Santa costumes enter an ice rink to perform an ice show along decorated under the theme of ‘Romantic Christmas’ this AREA III: Shoplifting, Subject #1 took a Playsta- tion 3 video game and exited the PX without ren- with a chorus of Christmas carols. For information, visit www. holiday season. Featuring 500 glowing Christmas trees in dering proper payment. Subject #1 was detained tour2korea.com the Magic Garden offers elements of romance and magic.. by Witness #1 and transported by MP to the Real fir trees were used in putting together the Christmas USAG-Humphreys PMO where Subject #1 was Hot springs (Mt. Seorak) tree forest, with a grand Christmas tree at the heart of advised of Subject #1 legal rights, which Subject Sorak Waterpia is a hot spring theme park located near the Magic Garden. In order to fully take in the beauty of #1 waived, rendering a written sworn statement Mt. Seorak where 3,000 tons of sodium carbonate water is the Magic Garden, it’s best to visit at night. The beautiful admitting to the offense. Subject #1 was pro- transferred from underground springs daily and maintained at lighting ceremony is followed by a spectacular multimedia cessed and released to Subject #1’s unit. ECOL 49 degrees Celsius. The resort has something for everyone with show, “Magic in the Sky”. A Christmas tunnel located near is unknown. This is a final report. its indoor, open-air hot spring tubs, swimming pools, water the front entrance to the theme park is another “must-see” AREA IV: Larceny of Government Property, slides and a waterfall to an outdoor area designated for couples. attraction. In keeping with the holiday spirit, a 28-member Subject #1 while unloading a delivery truck was The open-air hot spring bath overlooks the East Sea to one side “Caroling Choir”, boasting 11 floats, and 109 performers observed by Witness #1 as Subject #1 gave a and the Taebaek Mountain Range to the other. The open-air comes together to produce a “Christmas Parade” and musical ten pound box of hotdogs to Subject #2. Subject spring bath is one of Sorak Waterpia’s most popular facilities. called the “New Carol Fantasy”. For information, visit www. #2 then placed the box of hotdogs in the trunk of For information, visit www.tour2korea.com tour2korea.com Subject #2’s POV. Witness #1 rendered a written sworn statement attesting to the incident. ECOL is unknown. Investigation continues by MPI.
  • NEWS • PAGE 4http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM Families from page 1 PAID ADVERTISING“Many take very little time or effort, and the hands and empower Army Family Teamthe payoff is huge.” Building trainers, Family Readiness Group In all, the kit includes six tools for post- leaders, brigade-level safety professionals,deployment best practices. One such tool BOSS leaders, parents, and individualis the Travel Risk Planning System, better Family members to keep our Army teamknown as TRiPS. The aim of TRiPS is to safe, Forrester added.reduce the risk of accidents when traveling Families are encouraged to embrace theby POV, the No. 1 killer of Soldiers. Family Engagement Kit as another tool Another potentially life-saving tool supporting one common desire – saferincluded in the kit is the Motorcycle/ATV Soldiers and Families.Agreement. This tool encourages Families “Family involvement is essential, so Iand their Soldiers to discuss the hazards ask for engagement with your loved one,”and safety measures associated with riding Forrester said. “With your help, we canmotorcycles or all-terrain vehicles. better protect our Nation’s most precious These web-based tools are self-explanatory, assets – our Soldiers.”self-supporting with PowerPoint briefs For more information about the Familycontaining associated talking points. Engagement Kit, visit the USACRC website The Army’s goal is to put these tools into at https://crc.army.mil/familyengagement.Criminal Investigation Command urges onlineholiday shoppers to ‘Stop, Think, Click’Special to The Morning Calm Weekly to shttp or https, The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation indicatingCommand’s Computer Crime Investigative that theUnit has teamed up with the Federal Trade purchase isCommission to help Soldiers, family encrypted ormembers and Army civilians stay safe while secured.shopping online this holiday season. Secure your As increasing numbers of consumers home computer:do the majority of their holiday shopping At a minimum,online, swindlers have taken notice and your computer shoulddevised a wide range of schemes to capitalize have anti-virus and anti-spyware softwareon the relative anonymity of cyber space. and a firewall. Security software must beThe CCIU and FTC offer the following tips updated regularly to help protect against theto help thwart these online humbugs: latest threats. Set your security software and Check out the seller: If you have not operating system to update automatically.used a particular online shopping site, Consider how you’ll pay: Credit cardsdo some independent research. Call their generally are a safe option because they allowphone number to verify that you can reach buyers to seek a credit from the issuer if thethem if issues come up with your purchase. product is not delivered or is not what wasIf they don’t have a phone number, you ordered. PAID ADVERTISINGshould take your business elsewhere. Also, Also, if your credit card number is stolen,search the Internet to see if anyone else has you usually will not be liable for more thanhad positive or negative experiences with $50 in charges.the shopping site. Do not send cash or use a money-wiring Read return policies: Make sure the service because you will have no recourse ifonline shopping site has policies that meet something goes wrong.your needs and expectations. Some sites Keep a paper trail: Print and save recordscharge shipping and handling for returns, of your online transactions, including theas well as a restocking fee. product description and price, the online Sites with unclear or questionable receipt, and copies of any e-mail youpolicies should be avoided. exchange with the seller. Read your credit Know what you’re getting: Read the card statements as soon as you get themproduct description closely. If name-brand to make sure there are no unauthorizeditems are sold at an extremely low price, they charges.could be counterfeit or stolen. If a member of the Army family believes Don’t fall for a false e-mail or pop- they have fallen victim to an online shoppingup: Legitimate companies do not send scam, CID advises to notify the appropriateunsolicited e-mail messages asking for law enforcement agency as soon as possible.your password, login name, or financial For crimes occurring on an Army installation,information, but scammers do. contact the local CID office. Delete these e-mails without clicking For crimes occurring elsewhere, contacton any links, since doing so could install the Internet Crime Complaint Centerspyware or other malicious programs on (IC3) online at http://www.ic3.gov. IC3 isyour computer. a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Look for signs a site is safe: When you Investigation and the National White Collarare ready to buy something from a seller Crime Center and serves as a clearinghouseyou trust, look for signs that the site uses a for Internet crime complaints.secure connection - such as a closed padlock To learn more about online safety, visiton the browser’s status bar - before you enter the FTC’s OnGuard Online site at http://your personal and financial information. onguardonline.gov.When you are asked to provide payment To learn more about the CCIU and CIDinformation, the beginning of the website’s Cyber Lookout, visit http://www.cid.army.URL address should change from http mil/CCIU.htm.
  • DECEMBER 14, 2007 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 5 www.imcom.korea.army.milSgt. Daniel Ginn and Pvt. Thomas Iaquinta work on their gingerbread house in the Kilborn dining facility. It is made with edible cake decorating materials which they spent 12 hours each day fora week perfecting..—U.S. Army Photo By Jim Cunningham.Kilborn, Stanley dining facilities win awards on turkey dayby Jim Cunningham winners, so we recognized two first-place one side of the building was the NFL and presentations,” Harley said. “Their carvingsUSAG-RC Public Affairs winners.” the other was the AFL.” and how they put presentations of the food The Thanksgiving competition for dining The two first-place dining facilities were together made all the difference. You can USAG RED CLOUD —The Kilborn facilities is the only competition on the judged so close they had to share first place, carve and arrange things a certain way, butdining facility tied first place with the Stanley peninsula among IMCOM dining facilities Harley said. the presentation is the key to success inMain DFAC in the annual Thanksgiving that celebrate Thanksgiving in this manner, The culinary arts display made by the competition. We judged the artistic sidetheme competition for dining facilities held according to Harley. Kilborn dining facility was the highest the with a great deal of attention. We wantedin Warrior Country. “Normally, we have a large and a small judging panel saw during competition. to find Soldiers with the most imaginative Oriental Gardens, on USAG-Casey dining facility category,” Harley said. “But “Their culinary arts display was awesome,” skills.”scored second place and the Camp Bonifas this year all the dining facilities competed on Harley said. “They made a ham out of Although the judges went to 13 differentdining facility scored third place. The the same level. According to our Department mashed potatoes. Sgt. Daniel Ginn and Pvt. dining facilities they didn’t necessarily havecompetition covered 13 dining facilities Service survey, it tells us how many are Thomas Iaquinta led the way with the team 13 Thanksgiving dinners.within USAG-RC that were judged on served in our dining facilities. We don’t have in the DFAC and they did an outstanding “We could not eat at any of the diningturkey day. The top three winners will be a large category in USAG-RC.” job, especially with their ginger bread house. facilities because we didn’t have a chanceawarded plaques during the next Installation The judging panel started early in the They had a culinary item for every location to eat,” Harley said. “We were looking forManagement Command board meeting morning, visiting the Camp Bonifas dining in the United States and how they celebrate prowess in culinary arts and the best theme.in January, honoring their expertise, facility first. Thanksgiving.” Nevertheless, I did get a chance to get backcommitment, artistry and achievement. “After that, we went to USAG-Red The Casey main dining facility, Oriental to the Stanley main dining facility and have All of the dining facilities in USAG-RC Cloud to judge the Kilborn facility,” Harley Gardens, had all their culinary arts on dinner with my family, but it was more likecompeted by demonstrating a Thanksgiving said. “The Commanding General’s Mess was display, including the required foods and having leftovers by then.”theme with culinary art displayed in the next, and then we went to Camp Jackson, garnishes, Harley said. “The only reason Many Soldiers who work in the diningdining area. The presentations were of Camp Stanley and finally USAG-Casey.” they did not rate higher is because they did facilities strive for excellence, Harley said.different dishes containing holiday foods, All the dining facilities created excellent not present a theme. However, they showed They all come together every day to presentand were judged by Warrant Officer Jeffery themes and provided top level dishes, and immaculate culinary art.” their fellow Soldiers excellent meals.Harley, deputy food program manager displayed them with a lot of thought and The theme at Camp Bonifas dining “We all feel good about winning thisUSAG-RC, In J. Son, food program artistry, according to Harley. facility was about the alliance between the award,” said Staff Sgt. Tennyson Grant,manager USAG-RC, and Chief Warrant “Judging was difficult this year,” Harley United States and the Republic of Korea, Kilborn DFAC manager. “They work dayOfficer Jeff Morgan, division food program said. “The deciding factors came down to according to Harley. It was highlighted in and day out putting out the best displaymanager, IMCOM. the theme, and some were outstanding. with a Hawaiian Islands type of display and and top quality food. All of us give it the The competition is usually held in two At Camp Stanley, their theme celebrated cakes depicting the two sides of the alliance taste test.”categories; however, this year everyone the heroism of Pat Tillman, the National shaking hands. They pulled together a lot of talentcompeted on the same level, both large and Football League player who volunteered for Judging the culinary skills of the dining on Thanksgiving Day, especially in cakesmall dining facilities. the Army and was killed in combat in Iraq facilities was tedious and difficult, Harley decoration, Son said. Their skills and artistic “The competition was so close this year,” in 2004. They had servers dressed as referees said. imagination proved excellent.Harley said. “We wanted to identify more and displays with the first down sign and “We looked for an artistic side of their
  • USAG-RC • PAGE 6www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA I THE MORNING CALM News & Notes AAFES Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Schedule Arthur S. Flemming Award Facility Name 24-Dec-07 25-Dec-07 31- Dec-07 1-Jan-08 2-Jan-08 for Exceptional Achievement in Federal Government Service Monday Tuesday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Nominations for the Arthur S. Flemming Cp Casey Main PX Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Awards for Exceptional Achievement in Federal Government Service must be re- Camp Red Cloud PX Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours ceived by the Army Incentive Awards Board no later than Jan. 4. Twelve awards will be Dragon Valley PX Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours presented; four each in three distinctive Division Field PX Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours categories: Applied Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Basic Science, Manage- Division HQ’S PX Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours rial or Legal Achievement. Any career civil- 702’nd Main PX 1100-1700 Closed 1100-1700 Closed Regular Hours ian employee of the Federal government or Camp Jackson PX 1100-1600 Closed 1100-1600 0800-1600 Regular Hours member of the uniformed services who has at least three, but no more than 15 years of Camp Bonifas PX Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Closed Closed service as of Dec. 31, is eligible for nomi- Camp Casey SSSC Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours nation. Send nominations to Dir. Human Resources no later than Dec. 20. For more Camp Hovey PX Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours information call: 732-7189. Camp Stanley PX Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours AER Scharships Fire Brigade PX 1100-1700 Closed 1100-1700 Closed Regular Hours Army Emergency Relief offers free money Camp Castle PX Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours for education. The 2008-09 Army Emer- gency Relief Scholarship Program scholar- CRC Post PX Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours ships are now available on the AER web- Cp Casey MCSS Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours site: www.aerhq.org. For more information call: 730-3142. CRC MCSS Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Cp Stanley MCSS Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Health clinic needs foreign language speakers Cp Hovey MCSS Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours USAG-RC Health clinic would like to ex- Casey Shoppette 1000-1900 10:00-19:00 1000-1900 1000-1900 Closed tend an invitation for volunteers to assist with translation. This is an opportunity for CRC Shoppette 1000-1700 10:00-17:00 1000-1700 1000-1700 Closed anyone in the community including active CRC Filling Station 1000-1700 10:00-17:00 1000-1700 1000-1700 Closed duty or family members to be involved in Northern Exchange Service Activities taking care of Soldiers. Language barriers in providing access to medical translators has been identified as a JCAHO patient safety goal. We are looking to compile a list of anyone with foreign language abil- ity (not Korean, we have several Korean speaking employees). Our goal is to pro- 24 Dec- 07 25th Dec-07 31 Dec -07 1 Jan- 08 2 Jan- 08 vide a phone roster of these translators Monday Tuesday Monday Tuesday Wednesday who could then be called to assist with All Concessions Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours translation, usually via telephone. In par- ticular, Tagolog and Japanese would be at Area 1 useful but any language is a great help. For All Taxi’s Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours more information call: 732-7373. USO Holiday Operating Hours Emergency/Urget Situation Help Get help by calling 730-5906 for USAG- Casey Fire Station or Military Police in the Dongducheon Area. Call 732-9117 for Red Cloud Fire Station or Military Police in the Uijeongbu area. Call 730-4357 to get help 16 Dec-07 Sunday 1200-1800 hrs if contemplating suicide or if feeling de- pressed call: 730-4303. 17 Dec- 07 Monday Closed 18 Dec-07 Tuesday 0800-2000 Army Soldier Show Seeks Soldier Performers 19 Dec-07 Wednesday 0800-2000 and Technicians 20 Dec- 07 Thursday 0800-2000 Nominatins for Soldier performers, techni- cians for the 2008 Army Soldier Show are 21 Dec- 07 Friday 0800-2000 due by Dec. 28. Send nominations to 2008 22 Dec- 07 Saturday 0800-2000 Selection Committee, P.O. Box 439, Fort Belvoir, Va., 22060. Performers can be 23 Dec- 07 Sunday 1200-1800 vocalists, dncers, musicians and specialty 24 Dec- 07 Monday Closed acts. 25 Dec- 07 Tuesday Closed BOSS Hoop it Up 26 Dec- 07 Wednesday 0800-2000 BOSS will host a Christmas Hoop-It-Up Slam/Jam Basketball Jamboree Extrava- 27 Dec- 07 Thursday 0800-2000 ganza at the USAG-Casey Hanson Gym Dec. 22. The contest will consist of a vari- 28 Dec- 07 Friday 0800-2000 ety of basketball individual challenges and 29 Dec- 07 Saturday 0800-2000 a 3 on 3 tournament. It will also include Hip Hop dance demonstrations. For more infor- 30 Dec- 07 Sunday 1200-1800 mation call: 732-9190. 31 Dec- 07 Monday Closed Christmas Mass 1 Jan- 08 Tuesday Closed Christmas Mass will be held in Hovey Chapel Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. and at the West Casey Chapel at noon Christmas Day.
  • DECEMBER 14, 2007 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 7 http://imcom.korea.army.milSanta visits children during Area I Christmas tree lighting ceremoniesby Spc. Alun ThomasUSAG-RC Public Affairs USAG CASEY — Despite temperaturesin the mid 20’s, dozens of families attendedUSAG-Casey’s annual tree lighting ceremonyDec. 5, signaling the beginning of the festiveseason at the garrison. Heaters were placed in the seating areafor the families, to provide welcome respitefrom the cold weather, said Master Sgt.Joshua McKnight, Casey directorate forplans, training, mobilization and security,who helped organize the ceremony withLt. Col Donald Meisler, the USAG-Caseygarrison commander. “This event is for children and theirfamilies primarily, but also for youngSoldiers’ away from home for the firsttime,” McKnight said. “The tree lightinghas become a tradition that helps give thosedeployed overseas at Casey a home awayfrom home.”. The Second Infantry Division WarriorBand played an assortment of seasonalinstrumentals for the crowd, setting a festiveatmosphere for a local Korean children’schoir who recited Christmas favorites. During Meisler’s speech before thelighting of the trees, he asked those inattendance to remember all those separatedfrom their families during the holidayseason. Santa gives gifts to children during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony on USAG-Casey Dec. 5. The tree lighting ceremony gives Soldiers a “We appreciate the sacrifice Soldiers’ home away from home. — U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Alun Thomasmake every day, and this tree lighting helpsbring hope and new beginnings for all ofthem,” Meisler said. At the conclusion of Meisler’s speech thetrees were lit, following a countdown fromthe crowd. The trees will remain lit untilmid-January, McKnight said, who helpedset up the lighting. Santa Claus made his arrival on a basefire engine immediately following the treelighting. He then gave gifts, donated byMorale, Recreation and Welfare, to childrenin attendance, ending the freezing ceremonyin warm style. The 2nd Infantry Division Band played Christmas favorites during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony Dec. 5 on USAG-Casey.—U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Alun ThomasSanta gives gifts to the children during theChristmas tree lighting ceremony on Camp Santa rides in on Rudolf the Red Nosed fire truck at CampStanley Dec. 5.— U.S. Army Photo By Jim The 2nd Infantry Division Brass Quintet performs Christmas favorites for the Camp Stanley Stanley’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony Dec. 5.— U.S.Cunningham Christmas tree lighting ceremony Dec. 5.— U.S. Army Photo By Jim Cunningham Army Photo By Jim Cunningham
  • DECEMBER 14, 2007 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 9 http://yongsan.korea.army.milYongsan turns on holiday spiritTree-lighting ceremoniesbring community togetherto celebrate seasonby Sgt. Jung Jae-hoon andSgt. Kim Sang-wookUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — TheYongsan community turned on its holidayspirit this past week with Christmas tree-lighting ceremonies at the Garrison, HannamVillage and K-16 Air Base. More than 300 people braved the coldnight air Dec. 6 at Yongsan Garrison towelcome the season, have their childrensit with Santa, and enjoy the evening’sfestivities. “The community tree-lighting ceremonyis a time-honored tradition throughout themilitary,” said Col. Dave Hall, U.S. ArmyGarrison-Yongsan Commander, in hisremarks at the Garrison’s ceremony. “It is atime to celebrate family, a time to pray forpeace and moreover to promote a yuletidespirit. When it all comes down to it, it’sall about family and looking out for eachother.” Scouts helped “flick the switch” to lightthe trees, and youth groups and the 8th U.S.Army Band performed for the crowd. Somepeople received early Christmas presentsthanks to Morale, Welfare and Recreation-sponsored prize raffles, winning games andgift certificates. Santa appeared to listen tochildrens’ Christmas wishes and give eacha gift. Hundreds of Garrison community members turn out for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 6 to light the 30-foot Christmas tree and the avenue of lights “The tree-lighting ceremony was very displayed from Dragon Hill Lodge to Gate 17. — U.S. Army Photo By Sgt. Jung Jae-hoonexciting and special,” said Staff Sgt. MachellWhite-Broderick of the Garrison event. “Itbrought the holiday spirit to everyone andmade them feel like a one big family.” At the Hannam Village ceremonyMonday, more than 100 residents turnedout to welcome in the season. “I feel very happy, but at the same timeI feel sad because my husband is deployed,”said Silvia Reppert, Hannam Village resident.“I feel a lot of holiday spirit here.” K-16 Air Base held its tree lightingceremony Dec. 7. To see photos from all the tree-lighting Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall counts down with first-grader Megan McKinleyceremonies, go to the Garrison Web site at Santa Claus greets children at the Garrison tree lighting ceremony. (left) and fourth-grader Jack Gross to light the Hannam Village Christmas tree. — U.S.http://yongsan.korea.army.mil. — U.S. Army Photo By Sgt. Jung Jae-hoon Army Photo By Sgt. Kim Sang-wookServicemembers required to complete housing allowance surveyUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs “ O H A a n d M I H A a re va l u a b l e MIHA/Miscellaneous is a fixed-rate, servicemembers will be asked for the last entitlements for Servicemembers stationed one-time payment that reflects average four digits of their Social Security numbers. YONGSAN GARRISON — Uniformed overseas,” said Maj. Lawrence Seward of expenditures made by members to make Responses are held in strictest confidenceServicemembers must complete the annual the 175th Finance Management Center their overseas housing habitable. The utility and not shared with any other office orOverseas Housing Allowance Utility and here. “The time spent answering the survey and recurring maintenance allowance is paid agency, Seward said.Move in Expense survey online before questions enable the DOD to set equitable monthly to defray utility expenses incurred To complete the utility portion,Dec. 28. OHA utility and MIHA rates. Maximum by the member. respondents should have actual bills or records Log-on to the survey at https://www. participation in the survey will help us in The OHA survey questionnaire is similar of their utility expenses and maintenanceperdiem.osd.mil/oha/survey/novoha.html. this endeavor.” in scope to previous surveys. The utility expenses for the last 12 months. They will All Servicemembers who reside in The information provided is used to portion will ask servicemembers to report be expected to compute a monthly averageprivately leased quarters and are receiving update OHA utility/recurring maintenance the average monthly cost of utilities and for each of these expenses.OHA are required to complete this survey. and MIHA/miscellaneous rates. The rates routine maintenance. The MIHA portion For the MIHA portion, respondents The Per Diem Travel and Transportation are based on the typical costs incurred by will ask members to report the costs should have actual bills or records ofAllowance Committee conducts the survey servicemembers living in countries outside incurred when first moving into their leased expenses incurred when first moving intoto collect utility/recurring maintenance and the continental United States who live residence. their residence. If expenses not listed inmove-in expense data used to compute those off-post or base, have a private lease, and Respondents should take the survey with the survey are reported, a brief descriptionallowances for Servicemembers worldwide. receive OHA. their spouses. To complete the online survey, should be included.
  • USAG-Y • PAGE 10http://yongsan.korea.army.mil AREA II THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Alcohol abuse: getting help before it’s too late Prevention programs Bob and Jill spent their weekends going Volunteer Recognition on drinking binges. Co-workers saw them Fast Facts work to avoid the The Army Volunteer Corps is now one afternoon walking around outdoor strip accepting nominations for Volunteer of malls, the necks of open beers dangling the Quarter for the fourth quarter period Thirty Years Ago of October-December. Any organization can nominate a volunteer. The deadline ‘life-changing’ event between their fingers. Bob didn’t show up for work one day. A  Little then was known about the genetic basis of alcohol is Dec. 21. Volunteer nominees will be co-worker drove to his house. Bob opened dependence or the nervous system honored at a ceremony 1-3 p.m. Jan. 4 at by Kenneth Fidler the door and looked as if he’d been in a fight: changes that occur as a result of Army Community Service in Bldg. 4106. USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs his face was swollen, his eyes bloodshot, the prolonged heavy drinking. For information and nomination forms, stench of stale alcohol overwhelming.  Alcohol dependence was call 738-7510. Editor’s note: This is the third in a four-part Work got a little more stressful and the thought to be a disease of middle series focusing on the dangers of alcohol use alcohol kept flowing. His next performance age. Seoul Secrets and abuse. The following story is true, though review just about bottomed out. He and his Army Community Service will present a the names and other information have been wife argued … a lot. To their credit, they did Today new program designed for newly arrived adjusted to protect identities. go to a few marital counseling sessions, but personnel, “Seoul Secrets,” scheduled  National Institutes of Health- for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 16. Participants Jill just didn’t want any outside interference supported researchers identified will learn about the various transportation YONGSAN GARRISON — Bob and in their lives. genes that increase an individual’s choices in Seoul such as the subway sys- Jill couldn’t have been more excited about A year after arriving, almost to the day, risk for becoming alcohol tem, local and express buses, and more. the news: the military offered Bob a job the life-changing event happened. He and dependent, as well as genes that For information, call 738-7505. overseas, something he wanted for some Jill had another one of their drinking binges protect against alcohol problems. time. one evening. They argued again. He hit her. Free Korean Language Classes  Screening and brief So caught up in emotion, Bob and Jill, Hard. Bob couldn’t believe what he had Korean language classes are offered intervention – one to four repeated both divorced and dating for a few years, done. She ended up at the emergency room. 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at short counseling sessions focused married on a whim and began planning for Afterward, she stayed at a friend’s house for Hannam Village Chapel. Classes are free on increasing motivation to reduce the big move overseas. Needless to say his a few days. He was charged with domestic to all Soldiers and Family Members. For drinking – has recently emerged as new employer – and he and his wife, for that violence. information, call 723-6721. an effective strategy for addressing matter – never saw what was coming. That incident launched the military’s high-risk drinking. USO Day Trips to Tiger World Two months later, they came off the plane support system, designed to not only  People who abuse alcohol also The USO ITT will begin offering day trips wearing wide grins and ready to launch an respond to events, but more importantly may be putting themselves at risk to the Tiger World Leisure Complex, a exciting chapter of their lives. to prevent them. Counselors from family for serious conflicts with family, year-round total leisure complex, starting Everything seemed to go smoothly at advocacy and the substance abuse program friends, and coworkers. The more this month. To introduce this new offer, first. But perhaps the stress of the move talked to Bob and Jill. They were separated the USO’s inaugural trip is set at a spe- heavily they drink, the greater the caught up with them. Jill had a teenager in for a while, and Bob’s only concern was for cially discounted price. chance for trouble at home, at the states, and maybe separation anxiety got his wife’s safety. Jill kept telling others that Date: Dec. 15 work, with friends, and even with the best of her. Bob started having problems it really wasn’t as bad as it seems. Departure time: 8 a.m. The tour bus will strangers. depart from the Cp. Kim USO parking lot. at work, not able to meet the demands and But it was. They went to counseling, Return time: Approximately 7 p.m. standards of the boss. Maybe the stress of signed pledges to stop drinking, stop Source: National Institutes of Health Introductory price: $27 per person. The meeting weekly suspenses and trying to arguing, and rebuild their relationship. Jill price includes ski admission, ski rental, manage a section just didn’t play well with ended up having surgery but recovered. water park and spa admission, plus trans- a guy who’s generally very personable and They encountered ups and downs on of prevention outlets to avoid that life- portation. This offer is valid for the first 30 friendly. Jill had a difficult time adjusting to their road to recovery. Bob now has a changing event because of alcohol abuse. people to sign and pay. For information, the overseas environment. permanent scar on his record and almost Unit prevention leaders, substance abuse call Crystal Meeler at 011-351-9013 or One morning, a co-worker smelled lost his job. They are back together, and counselors, family advocacy, social workers, Geeyoung Youn at 019-9336-0413. alcohol on his breath. Fortunately, a five months later, Bob indicated they are chaplains, a friend. Help is always close by, Dream Theater, WWE Raw Tickets supervisor caught it and told him not to let much better. and confidential. It’s a very well-developed The USO has tickets on sale for the mu- it happen again. But it did. So it seems it ended happily, at least, but system that works. sic group Dream Theater. The concert is Then a new boss appeared, and with that how much pain did it take to get there? You just have to use it. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at Melon AX-Hall. The came new standards and more stress. Our military communities offer plenty cost for standing tickets is 80,000 Won. Tickets are also on sale for the WWE Raw Royal Rumble Tour 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at Jamsil Gymnasium. For information, call 724-7003. Girl Scouts knit scarves, pillows for needy Special to the Morning Calm Army Family Team Building A Level 1 Army Family Team Building YONGSAN GARRISON — American Seminar is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 9-10. Army and Korean Girl Scouts recently helped Family Team Building strives to help make Christmas a little warmer for homeless families learn, cope, and understand the children and breast cancer patients. unique challenges of living in today’s mili- Seventy-three Korean Girl Scouts from tary lifestyle. Registration closes Jan. 2. Seoul joined 80 of their American sisters at For information, call 783-3617. Seoul American Elementary School here Dec. 8 to make woolen scarves and pillows. CPR and First Aid Class The American Red Cross will hold a car- The scarves will be distributed to the Bowha diopulmonary resuscitation and first aid Center in Korea, and the pillows will be mailed class 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Moyer to breast cancer units in Texas and Colorado. Community Activity Center. For informa- The activity, termed “Fleece” Navidad, tion, call 738-3670. fulfills the Community Service requirement for the prestigious Lady Baden-Powell Award, WIC Program in Korea a Girl Scout honor that can only be earned WIC Overseas provides nutrition educa- while living outside the United States, tion and supplemental foods to pregnant, Korean and American Girl Scouts join forces Dec. 8 to knit scarves and make pillows to send to needy according to Debbie Weigle, lead trainer for postpartum, or breastfeeding women, people in Korea and the United States. — Courtesy Photo By Debbie Weigle infants, and children until age 5. This USA Girl Scouts Overseas-Seoul. program is open to eligible active-duty Under the guidance of a bi-national adult after approval of the activities by USA Girl together,” she said. Servicemembers, employees of a military LBP Award Committee, Girl Scouts and their Scouts national headquarters. Girl Scout Cadette Troop 5 organized department or DoD contractor, or their leaders from the United States and the host Lt. Col. Shelly Matautia, overseas committee the American style lunch during the day’s families. For information, call 736-6074. nation must carry out joint activities in five chair for USA Girl Scouts Overseas-Seoul, activities, which included the traditional areas: cultural, craft, camping, community lauded the event’s success. “This was a great peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The girls also service and communicate. way for the Korean and US Girl Scouts to had the opportunity to make crafts, sing songs The award is presented at a joint ceremony give back to both communities and have fun and exchange small scouting tokens.
  • DECEMBER 14, 2007 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 11 http://yongsan.korea.army.mil Yongsan youths display art talents by Cpl. Im Jin-min “I tried my hardest,” she said. “I used USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs lots of different colors for the clouds so it would look like a sunset.” YONGSAN GARRISON — Young Shatoria’s parents, Author and Seontae artists displayed their talent Dec. 5-7 at Sandlain, couldn’t have been more proud the Dragon Hill Lodge at the 2008 Fine of their daughter. Arts Exhibition. “We’re very proud,” they said. “We Child and Youth Services Middle want our daughter to continue to express School and Teen Programs and the Boys’ herself. We’re happy that she could win in and Girls’ Clubs of America sponsored the one of the selections.” event for Yongsan community youth up Judges picked one piece of art per age to 12 years old. group and category for competition at the Of the more than 60 pieces of artwork regional level. displayed, 11 winners will compete in Selected artwork from the regional regional competition at Osan Air Base exhibit then moves to the National Fine south of Seoul. Arts Exhibit, which will be displayed The competition encouraged young at Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s people to create artwork in various media National Conference. categories such as pastels, watercolor, “It’s fantastic to see so many artistic(Above) Shatoria Sandlain collage and sculpture, said Cameron youth participating in the community,”shows off her masterpiece, Gonzalez, director of the Middle School said exhibition judge Aundrea Witt, of thecalled “The Sunset,” that won and Teen Programs director. Child and Youth Services office. “This isin the multicolored drawing “We are very impressed,” Gonzalez a great way for children to showcase theircategory. (Right) Ron Duer said. “We worked hard to expand the talent, to share their love for art and forand Tracy Roysdon stop to en- different types of medium that were used us to show our community what theirjoy the artwork which was on in the past. We have not had oil and acrylic children can do.”display Dec. 5-7 throughoutthe Dragon Hill Lodge Market before, and not as much pastel. This year For more information on the NationalSquare. spells professional.” Fine Arts Exhibit, check out the web site Shatoria Sandlain won the multicolored www.bgca.org. drawing category for 9-year-olds and To see the list of winners, go to the younger with her work entitled “The Garrison Web site at http://yongsan. Sunset.” korea.army.mil. HOLIDAY HAPPENINGSFamily Christmas concert with The Embers A family-friendly Christmas concert with The Embers is 7 p.m.Dec. 17 at the Seoul American High School Auditorium. The band, dubbed North Carolina’s Official Musical Ambassadorsand Bluewater Recordings Artists, will perform their special Christmasshow “Christmas with The Embers–With Love at Christmas” atmilitary venues throughout Korea during their week-long tour. The rhythm and blues band currently has a #4 hit on the UnitedKingdom charts and is a contender at the 50th Annual GrammyAwards. For information, call 723-3749 or visit the band’s Web site atwww.theembersband.net.Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders perform Dec. 21 The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders will perform a 75-minute showat 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at Collier Field House as part of their 62nd USOand Armed Forces Entertainment tour to entertain troops in Korea.This tour also marks their 27th holiday visit to America’s militaryserving in Korea. For 36 years, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders have beeninternationally recognized entertainers, featured in movies,television and special events around the globe. These women alsohave committed themselves to entertaining America’s armed forces.In 1979, the U.S. Department of Defense requested their presenceon a USO tour to Korea. Since then, the squad has gone on moreUSO tours than any other entertainment group. (Above) Community children listen to Santa read “T’was For information, call 738-3320. the Night Before Christmas” during breakfast with San- ta at the Dragon Hill Lodge Dec. 6. Santa will also be at the Main Exchange 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 15 andCommunity services, DFAC holiday hours Dec. 22 for last-minute wish lists. — U.S. Army Photo By Holiday operating hours for community service organizations Kenneth Fidlerare posted on-line at the Yongsan Garrison’s official web site at (Left) Spc. Randall Oyler, percussionist with the 8th U.S.http://yongsan.korea.army.mil. On the home page, look for the Army Band, performs during a holiday concert Dec. 5 atYongsan Radar icon to find operating hours for Army and Air Seoul American High School. The 8th U.S. Army BandForce Exchange Service facilities; Morale, Welfare and Recreation performed a combined concert with the Korean Militaryprograms; and community religious services and programs. Academy Band and Ministry of National Defense Band, Operating hours for USAG-Yongsan dining facilities are located treating approximately 300 concert-goers to holiday fa-in the Community Happenings section. vorites. — U.S. Army Photo By Sgt Jung Jae-hoon
  • USAG-Y • PAGE 12http://yongsan.korea.army.mil AREA II THE MORNING CALM PAID ADVERTISINGDesignate before you celebrate PAID ADVERTISINGL ast week, one of our community actions, but also keeping an eye on “the members was caught drinking and other guy.” driving. To his credit, he took many If you plan to drink, designate aprecautions to make sure that he was OK driver who won’t drink. It’s best notto drive: moderated his drinks, had food, to even consider driving if you plan toand waited until he felt drink, regardless ofOK. But it still wasn’t “It’s best not to even how many precautionsenough, and just goesto prove that the .05 consider driving if you you take.are a host for If youBAC limit in Korea is to plan to drink, regardless a party, here are somebe highly respected. of how many precautions things you can do to Please be extra promote responsiblecautious this holiday you take.” drinking at a socialseason, whether you are function:a driver or a passenger. This month is the  Provide plenty of non-alcoholicNational Drunk and Drugged Driving beverages.Month, with the theme of “designate  Do not pressure guests to drink.before you celebrate.”  Serve food to slow the rate of Statistically, USAG-Yongsan has been absorption of alcohol.on a downward slope, which is good news.  Stop serving alcohol at least one hourSince 2005, the number of drinking and before the party is over.driving incidents has dropped by nearly  If guests drink too much, call a cab40 percent. In fiscal 2005, we had 31 or arrange a ride with a sober driver.cases, while fiscal 2006 saw 23. In 2007, It’s no secret what a DUI convictionwe had 19, and of those, seven were can do to careers, families and individuals.Servicemembers and 12 were civilians. We all play an important role by educating Having a fun holiday also means our battle buddies, friends and familyhaving a safe holiday. We all know members about the potentially devastatingthe season means more parties, which consequences of impaired driving and byraises the potential to drink and drive. insisting that they use a designated driverDriving defensively means not only or a taxi.taking responsibility for yourself and your It’s just not worth the risk.Military marriage seminarprovides relationship tune-upSpecial to the Morning Calm The Military Marriage Seminars have been adapted from the Family Life Marriage PAID ADVERTISING In a recent survey, 84 percent of Seminars, which have been attended byrespondents listed a happy family as the more than 1 million people in 100 cities inmost essential thing in their lives, ranking the United States.it higher than a good income, healthy Combining years of military experienceenvironment, or any other pressing social with marriage and family training, speakersissue. Ironically, half of all marriages today present a variety of topics, including: fivewill end in divorce. threats to marriage; resolving conflict; Military Family Ministries, in partnership Husbands’ and wives’ responsibilities inwith Family Life, both ministries of Campus marriage; and sexual intimacy.Crusade for Christ, is teaching practical, The seminar also includes time forbiblical principles for strengthening and couples to apply what they are learning.improving marriages. The seminar is open to active duty, retired The ministry presents military marriage military, civilian employees, and U.S. Forcesseminars at U.S. military installations Korea contractors. A suggested donationaround the world. of $25 per couple or $15 per individual is In cooperation with the USAG-Yongsan requested.Chapel, a seminar will be held at the Capital Registration must be done online at www.Hotel in Seoul Jan. 18-19. The Capital seoulmarriageseminar.org. RegistrationHotel is located just outside Yongsan closes Jan. 11.Garrison’s Gate 52. For information, call 738-6054.
  • DECEMBER 14, 2007 NEWS IMCOM-K • PAGE 13 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Don’t miss this family-oriented holiday show that is guaranteed to bring cheer to young and old alike! This year the ‘Embers’ will perform their ‘Christmas with The Embers’ show just in time for the holiday season. From North Carolina, the group will bring the warmth of the holidays and family traditions to four installations in Korea Dec.17-20. Christmas with The Embers is a delightful and engaging experience that will leave you and your family with that wistful warm and cozy Christmas feeling through theater and song. The concert is brought to you by MWR. All performances are open to ID card holders PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE & free of charge. For more information, please contact your local MWR Entertainment USAG Yongsan: Dec. 17 (Seoul Amer can High School Auditorium), 7 p.m. Office or DSN 723-3749. Camp Walker: Dec. 18 (Kelly Gym), 7 p.m. USAG Humphreys: Dec. 19 (Community Activities Center), 7 p.m. Camp Casey: Dec. 20 (Carey Fitness Center), 7 p.m.
  • IMCOM-K • PAGE 14 http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALMThe basics of compassionate reassignmentby Capt. Jason Moy If a medical condition is involved, AR 614-200 requires “a signed statement from theUSAG Humphreys Legal Center attending physician giving the specific medical diagnosis and prognosis of the illness. The statement will include date of onset, past and anticipated periods of hospitalization, period Compassionate reassignment may be an appropriate tool when a personal problem of convalescence, and anticipated life expectancy for terminal cases.” This statement mustcannot be fixed through the use of leave, correspondence, a power of attorney, or the help also list any other factors that establish how the Soldier’s presence will affect the medicalof others. Army Regulation 614-200, Section III governs compassionate actions and divides condition. For rape and child abuse problems, police reports, social services reports, andcompassionate reassignments into two categories based upon how long the problem will physician examination are helpful.take to resolve. For legal problems, a soldier must submit a signed statement from a licensed attorney If a request is approved, a Soldier can be reassigned to a different geographic area, stating “the problem and the reasons why solutions other than reassignment of the Soldieror deleted or deferred from assignment instructions or attached to another unit. are unacceptable.” The soldier should also attach a copy of any court order, decree or other Compassionat4e reassignment will not be granted if the sole basis of the request is: 1) a legal document.desire to be in a new area, 2) divorce or separation, 3) legal actions and court appearances In all other cases, a supporting statement from responsible persons (i.e. clergymen, socialrelating to divorce or child custody issues, 4) sole parenthood, 5) pregnancies, 6) problems workers, court clerks, or the American Red Cross) with personal knowledge of the problemresolvable by family members joining the Soldier at their duty station, 7) minor allergies can be included as evidence to show the need for compassionate reassignment.suffered by family members, 8) home ownership or housing storage problems, 9) finiancial This article is a basic description of the requirements for compassionate reassignments.management by the Soldier or Family member, 10) problems related to an off-duty job, For problems less than a year in duration, more than a year in duration, or under emergencyspouse’s job or private business activity, or 11) chronic problems in relation to parent or conditions, check out additional details in AR 614-200, paragraphs 5-17 through 5-19.parent-in-law. AR 614-200 also contains a sample DA Form 3739. If you have any questions regarding To initiate a compassionate reassignment To initiate a compassionate reassignment compassionate reassignment, see your local legal assistance office. If you are in Area III,request the soldier must fill out a DA Form 3739. This form is available online at http:// you can make a legal assistance appointment in three ways: (1) in person at Bldg. 734 onwww.apd.army.mil/pub/eforms/pdf/a3739.pdf. In addition to DA Form 3739, the soldier USAG Humphreys, (2) by phone at DSN 753-6245, or (3) by email at Area3LegalAssisshould also submit any appropriate documentation explaining or evidencing their particular tance@korea.army.mil.problem.New defense bill prohibits gang Attention all CORsmembership for Servicemembers Contracting Officer Representatives and Alternate CORs for the U.S. Army Contracting Command Korea areSpecial to The Morning Calm Weekly promote supremacist causes, attempt to threat to law enforcement officials and encouraged to attend a class covering create illegal discrimination, advocate the national security. the new Contractor Performance Membership in a criminal street gang use of force or violence, or engage in efforts Currently, gang affiliation alone doesn’t Appraisal system, which will replace themust be included on the list of prohibited to deprive others of their civil rights. prevent a person from serving in the Army, monthly USFK Form 173-R, Contractoractivities for Servicemembers, according to a Commanders have the authority to apply officials have said. But if an applicant also Performance Report and the legacyprovision in the 2008 defense authorization the full range of administrative procedures, has a criminal record, that will be considered Past Performance Information Reportingbill. including separation or disciplinary action, before he is allowed into the Army. System (PPIRS). The title of the new The provision directs the defense secretary against Servicemembers who actively Army officials have said they recognize system is the Contractor Performanceto revise one of the department’s directives participate in such groups. and are concerned about gangs infiltrating Assessment Reporting System orto disallow gang membership. In recent years, analysts have said there is the ranks. But they added that the problem CPARS. Contact Preston Dicks for details Directive 1325.6 already bans Service- a growing gang problem in the military. A is not a major threat and that leaders and via e-mail at preston.dicks@korea.army.members from participating in groups that recent FBI report said gang-related activity criminal investigators are trained to monitor mil or call DSN 724-3351. in the military is increasing and poses a and identify possible gang activity. December 14-20 Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Casey Why Did I Get Married? Rendition Why Did I Get Married? This Christmas Michael Clayton Why Did I Get Married? Rendition 730-7354 (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (NR) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. Henry Enchanted Michael Clayton Why Did I Get Married? Rendition No Show No Show No Show 768-7724 (PG) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Humphreys This Christmas Michael Clayton Michael Clayton Rendition 30 Days of Night Why Did I Get Married? Why Did I Get Married? 753-7716 (NR) 6:30 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9:30 p.m. (R) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. Hovey Rendition This Christmas Rendition Why Did I Get Married? This Christmas Michael Clayton Why Did I Get Married? 730-5412 (R) 7 p.m. (NR) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (NR) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Kunsan Wonder Emporium We Own the Night Michael Clayton No Show No Show No Show We Own the Night 782-4987 (PG) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. Osan Elizabeth: Golden Age Elizabeth: Golden Age This Christmas This Christmas This Christmas 30 Days of Night 30 Days of Night 784-4930 (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (NR) 8:30 p.m. (NR) 7 p.m. (NR) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Red Cloud This Christmas Rendition Rendition Why Did I Get Married? Michael Clayton No Show Golden Compass 732-6620 (NR) 7 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 8 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Stanley Shoot ‘Em Up Why Did I Get Married? Rendition Why Did I Get Married? No Show Golden Compass Michael Clayton 732-5565 (R) 8 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Golden Compass Golden Compass Golden Compass Michael Clayton Michael Clayton Rendition Rendition Yongsan I (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Golden Compass Golden Compass Game Plan Game Plan Why Did I Get Married? Why Did I Get Married? Why Did I Get Married? Yongsan II (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. Yongsan III 3:10 To Yuma Firehouse Dog Firehouse Dog We Own the Night We Own the Night Michael Clayton Michael Clayton 738-7389 (R) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m.
  • DECEMBER 14, 2007 CHAPLAIN IMCOM-K • PAGE 15 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Area III Worship Services Giving spirit testifies to God’s love Protestant Services Warm meals, warm hearts celebrate season at Humphreys Collective Protestant by Stacy Ouellette Sunday 1030 Zoeckler Station Chapel USAG-H Public Affairs 1100 Freedom Chapel 1100 Camp Long Chapel ‘Tis the season for spreading holiday cheer through 1100 Suwon Air Base Chapel acts of kindness towards our fellow man. Four groups 1500 Camp Eagle Chapel took these words to heart through service project to 1900 Camp Eagle Chapel spread the word. Gospel Twenty members of the Protestant Women of the Sunday 1300 Freedom Chapel Chapel organization here sponsored “the Heart of Wednesday 1900 Freedom Chapel (Bible Study) Christmas”, Dec 5. The ladies prepared hot meals of turkey, ham, various side dishes, deserts and fireside Contemporary coffee. Also included were painted clay ornaments Sunday 1800 Freedom Chapel from the group. Jeanna Smith, Protestant Women of the Chapel programs “We are did this project to show Christ’s love in a coordinator, hand delivers a holiday lunch to Dea Gist, KATUSA Humphreys American Elementary School 1st and 2nd tangible way. It’s our way of blessing those who work Tuesday 1900 Freedom Chapel hard in helping and serving others. For those of us grade teacher, as part of their “Heart of Christmas” service Sunday 2000 Camp Long Chapel giving and preparing, the blessing is in that. Bringing project at Camp Humphreys Dec 5. — U.S. Army Photo By cheer and love to others is its own reward,” said Jeanna Stacy A. Ouellette Catholic Smith, PWOC Programs Coordinator. Lunches were delivered to the housing office, their needs. Ursula’s House is run by three Catholic Mass Humphreys American Elementary School, the child nuns and survives by donations only. Daily 1145 Freedom Chapel development center, and child youth center here. Each Co-sponsoring the event was the Osan parish Sunday 0930 Freedom Chapel year PWOC completes a project as a way to pause and donating the meals for the event. Members of the 1600 Camp Long Chapel remember the true reason for this season, said Smith. Cornerstone Fellowship, a non-denominational religious 1710 Camp Eagle Chapel In the past, PWOC has visited and cooked for group here also participated. Esther’s Home, a local home for unwed pregnant There are a variety of organizations supporting the women as well as performed Christmas carols at the types of activities that allow you to receive by giving. USAG-Humphreys Chaplains PX here to encourage others to experience the love of There are many ways to experience it, including Chaplain (MAJ) Klon K. Kitchen, Jr. Christmas, said Smith. through volunteering at orphanages, said Jerry Braniff, klon.kitchen@korea.army.mil, 753-7274 Members from the Our Lady of Peace Catholic Cornerstone Men’s Fellowship member. Chaplain (MAJ) James E. O’Neal Parish completed a community project with Ursula’s Good Neighbor Programs are another such avenue. james.e.oneal@korea.army.mil , 753-7276 House, a home for elderly Korean Woman, supported “It’s wonderful that many of God’s people are taking Chaplain (CPT) Charlie Lee by the Korean Shrine of Mirinae in Ansung, Nov 24. time to remember, be thankful, and to celebrate during charlie.lee@korea.army.mil, 721-3356 This is an annual event serving an American-style this time of year. May we all remember the real reason Thanksgiving dinner to 20 ladies who reside there. All for this season and share that with others as well,” said are without families and monetary means to support Chap. Maj. Klon Kitchen, Humphreys Chaplain.
  • IMCOM-K • PAGE 16http://imcom.korea.army.mil FEATURE THE MORNING CALM Santa visits the Hump, spreads holiday cheer The mascot for 3-2 GSAB wrapped itself around their holiday tree gobbling up the star atop it in the process. Units and installation or- ganizations decorated trees as part of the Christmas Tree Lane pro- motion sponsored by USAG Humphreys MUWR. Units competed for five monetary prizes earning more dollars for their individual unit fun. — U.S. Army Photo By Stacy A. Ouellette. Santa Claus joined more than 100 Soldiers, Family members and civilians braved the cold temperatures to join in prayer, song, and celebration at the annual Humphreys Community Tree Lighting Ceremony at Transforma- tion Park. — U.S. Army Photo By Terri Donald. Company B, 532 nd Military Intelligence Battalion used creativity and the Katchi Kapshida spirit with a “12 Days of Christmas” Korean style” tree. The unit was one of 14 participating in the Christmas Tree Lane competitions.— U.S. Army Photo By Stacy A. Ouellette USAG-H community children gathered with Santa Claus for a Christmas photo at USAG-H Community Activiites Center after attending the annual tree lighting Ceremony. — U.S. Army Photo By Terri Donald. A member of the USAG Humphreys Fire Department prepares for Santa Claus to dismount the fire engine. Santa came dashing down the road on the truck to greet excited children with his signature “Ho, Students from the Humphreys American Elementary School Honors Choir sing as Music Teacher Angela Shoff, Ho, Ho.” Santa then made his way through the swarm of children director and HAES teacher, leads the group in a series of Christmas carols during the annual handing out candy prior to moving to the Community Activity Center USAG Humphreys Community Tree Lighting ceremony, Dec 3. — U.S. Army Photo By Terri Donald. for photos. — U.S. Army Photo By Terri Donald.
  • IMCOM-K • PAGE 18http://imcom.korea.army.mil MWR THE MORNING CALM
  • DECEMBER 14, 2007 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 21 http://imcom.korea.army.mil and also sang at this event. The most memorable was “Jingle Bells” performed in their native language of Hangeul. Col. John E. Dumoulin, Jr., USAG Humphreys Garrison commander, spoke to the eager crowd prior to flipping the switch to light up the community Christmas tree. “The holiday season is the time of year when we give thanks for those who mean the most to us and for the good lives we enjoy,” Dumoulin said. “We’ve had a busy last few months and now is the time to relax and enjoy our blessings.” With that, the switch was flipped and the community tree encircled by smaller unit and organization sponsored trees were all a glow. The smaller trees were decorated and competed in the Christmas Tree Lane competition hosted by the Morale, Welfare and Recreation division here. The overall winner of the tree decorating competition was the 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, whose tree was designed as an angel tree complete with halo and wings. Placing second was the 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion, followed closely by the 4/58th Airfield Operations Battalion. Each unit received a monetary rewardStudents from the Humphreys American Elementary School Honors Choir performed a series of Christmas carols during the annual USAG deposited into their unit funds.Humphreys Community Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec 3. — U.S. Army Photo By Stacy A. Ouellette. Closing the ceremony was none otherHundreds gather for Christmas tree than Santa Claus dashing down the road on a bright red fire truck. Santa greeted a swarm of excited children with his signaturelighting gala at Transformation Park “Ho, Ho, Ho.” A reception with light refreshments and the opportunity to take a photo with Santa was held in the community activity center.by Stacy A. Ouellette sergeant major Kim opened the ceremony The Humphreys American ElementaryUSAG-H Public Affairs Office with welcoming remarks, followed by the School Honors Choir entertained attendees “The holiday season is the time of invocation from Maj. Klon Kitchen, USAG by performing Christmas carols. The group USAG HUMPRHREYS — More than Humphreys chaplain. added a little extra flair to their rendition year when we give thanks for those100 Soldiers, Family members and Civilians “Christmas is a season of wonder and of the well known hit “Rockin’ Around the who mean the most to us and forbraved the cold temperatures to join in joy, generosity and peace bringing family Christmas” with an interlude from “Rockprayer, song and celebration at the annual and friends together through celebrations Around the Clock.” the good lives we enjoy.”Humphreys Community tree lighting and music,” Kim said. In keeping with the Katchi Kapshida Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr.ceremony at Transformation Park Dec. 3. “Tonight’s turn out is another example spirit, children from Seotan Elementary, Command Sgt. Major Jason K. Kim, of the support and caring that surrounds us School, invited by the Korean-American USAG Humphreys CommanderUSAG Humphreys Garrison command in the Humphreys Community.” Youth Alliance, performed a holiday dance USAG Humphreys Winter Safety Tips Black Ice is dangerous because you can’t clothing, wind, humidity, working and chains, gloves and first aid supplies. equipment exhaust outside, and good see it. Winter is the most difficult driving living conditions, as well as a person’s age Never allow anyone who has been drinking vehicle and equipment PMCS. season. Expect icy conditions any time and state of health. alcohol to drive. Look for exhaust system/manifold leaks the outside air temperature reaches 40 Follow these tips to stay safe in cold Cold and heat-related emergencies can on vehicles, generators, and heaters. degrees or lower. weather: occur quickly. Be prepared. Ensure tent stove exhaust pipes are Dress appropriately before going outdoors. unobstructed. Always keep a tent flap/ Common areas where you can find The air temperature does not have to be below Carbon Monoxide Poisoning — window partially open when fuel heaters black ice: Bridges -- Overpasses -- freezing for someone to experience cold The Silent Killer: are in use. Underpasses -- Shaded areas weather emergencies such as hypothermia Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a poisonous, Never sleep in vehicles with the engines and frostbite. Wind speed can create invisible, odorless, tasteless gas that kills running. If the vehicle is running to Tips for safe reactions: dangerously cold conditions even when people every year. It is produced whenever keep the heater on keep a window down Do not panic temperatures are not that low. fuels e.g., gasoline, diesel, kerosene, wood an inch. Make no sudden changes in speed or  Dress in layers so you can adjust to are burned. (Families are often poisoned direction changing conditions. when they use charcoal barbecue grills All soldiers must know the Ease off accelerator Avoid overdressing or overexertion that can indoors). symptoms of CO poisoning: Steer in direction of the skid, and make lead to heat illness. Soldiers can be exposed to CO when fuel  Nausea, dizziness, headache and gentle corrections to regain control. burning equipment and vehicles are used in unconsciousness in severe cases. Traveling during the Winter Season: poorly ventilated situations. Vehicles, tent Staying Safe in Cold Weather: Traveling in the winter can be dangerous. stoves, M-2 burners, generators, kerosene If CO poisoning is suspected: move The winter season is here. Exposure to Allow extra time when traveling. Monitor heaters, etc., can all produce fatal levels to fresh air immediately, perform CPR cold weather can cause serious injury or weather conditions carefully and adhere to of CO. if victim is unconscious, call medic, illness -- such as frostbite or hypothermia. all travel advisories: ventilate area before returning, inspect The likelihood of injury or illness depends Keep a winter storm survival kit in your car. CO poisoning can be prevented by: fuel burning source on factors such as physical activity, This should include blankets, food, flares, Adequate ventilation, venting vehicle and
  • USAG-H • PAGE 22www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA III THE MORNING CALM News & Notes 6th graders make cultural journey, explore ancient civilizations Army Nurse Corps seeks Soldiers looking for change Are you interested in becoming a health care provider? Do you know of any Sol- diers who are interested in continuing their Written by Sixth Graders Arthur Mills, Emily education? Do you want a free education Cox, Sydney Salter with help from Diane while receiving full pay and benefirs? Now Hobler -- HAES Librarian there is a program in place for you or one of your Soldiers to take advantage of. The In- terservice Physician Assisant Program, the USAG HUMPRHREYS — Mr. Leavitt’s AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program, sixth grade class began the quarter with an the Funded Nurse Education Program and Ancient World Project. other AMEDD training opportunities are Mr. Leavitt divided the class into groups open to officers, warrant offices and enlist- to research an ancient culture such as Ancient ed Soldiers. Briefings will be conducted at India, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, different times throughout December. For Ancient China, and Ancient Arabia. more information contact 1st Lt. Warrentina Each research group had a leader whose Berry at 011-9972-9268. role was to keep the group on track and to 557th Military Police Company Needs assign different topics for the students to Your Help research. They patrol your roads, watch your walls Students found that working in groups and in December the 557th Military Po- presented some challenges. lice Company will ask you to participate One difficulty was that it was easier to in a survey. This survey will determine find information about some cultures than which platoon in the 557th provides the others. best “World-class Customer Service” to For example, there was less information the USAG Humphreys community. Look about Arabia and more information about for ballot boxes at locations around USAG (above from left to right) Alex Brink, Kirill Shershnev, and Nicole Mugnano show off their Ancient Humphreys soon. China. Rome props. (lower left from left to right) Ella Laborette and Sydnee Allen display their group’s Virtues Volunteers Needed map of Ancient Arabia. (below) Cameron Boyd and Amanda Carroll share some facts about at USO Korea Ancient India. — Photos By Diane Hobler and cutlines written by sixth grader Sydney Salter. The Virtues English Program allows ac- Also, leaders had to trust their group students turned their work in on time. tive-duty service members to volunteer two members to complete their assignments on Another challenge was that students Saturdays per month (second and fourth- time. This was challenging because not all working in groups didn’t always get along. Saturday). Being a volunteer for the Virtues Some groups learned to ignore personal English classes will help to satisfy your problems and focus on finishing the project. Good Neighbor Program requirement. For more information, call Mi-Hwa and Minna Students learned that group work is difficult at 724-7781. with everyone’s different personalities; but that the work gets done more quickly than December, 3-D Prevention Month if you’re alone. Also, some group members Many drivers convince themselves and might know where to find information and friends that they are able to drive under the can help the others. Overall students learned influence when in fact they are not. Talk to that by working in a group they learned impaired drivers who think it’s acceptable more information faster than they would by to get behind the wheel after they’ve had themselves, and that they would want to do enough to drink to feel “buzzed” -- don’t let them drive. Since 1981, every President another group project in the future. of the United States has demonstrated his Local students buy gifts for their families commitment to preventing impaired driv- ing by proclaiming December as National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Preven- tion Month. For more infromation about USAG Humprheys ASAP contact Preven- by Stacy A. Ouellette tion Coordinator, Camille Jackson at 753- USAG-H Public Affairs Office 7361. Humphreys Child Developement Center USAG HUMPRHREYS — The Child and Youth Services, Child Develop- Humphreys American Elementary School ment Center is currently looking for Pro- Parents and Teachers Organization worked gram Assistants to fill full-time, part-time, overtime as elves shopping through various and flex’s positions, which are willing to shopping areas to sponsor their annual support the CYS program hours, 5:15 a.m. santa’s workshop. - 6 p.m. Salary ranges from $10 - $13.12 “Because they are in Korea, the per hour based on education level (Child opportunity to go out and shop for Christmas Development Associates, completion of is so limited. This gives the kids a chance to the Army Youth Practicum, possession of AA degree or higher with major emphasis shop for their families,” said Judy Koonce, on Early Childhood Education. Go to http:// HAES PTO resident and mother. cpol.army.mil for the job. This four day shopping experience allows the children at HAES to shop for Road Closure family members in a safe and inexpensive A section of Perimeter Road will be closed environment. All items are $5 or less. through Dec. 18. The section running from (l-r) Tommiyah Washington, 9 and Diamond Lowe, 9, both fourth graders from Humphreys Items such as miniature kimichi pots, the curved intersection from Bldg. S-2055 American Elementary School, consider what items to purchase for family members at the an- toys and jewelry were available for eager to Bldg. S-1016 will be shut down for re- nual Santa’s Workshop, a fundraising event sponsored by the HAES Parents and Teachers students to snatch up. paving. Organization, Dec 5. The event is held to allow HAES students to purchase Christmas gifts for To ensure all students had a fair chance their families in a safe, inexpensive environment.— U.S. Army Photo By Stacy A. Ouellette. Please Send Us Stories and Photos at the goods, each child was limited to one To submit info for publishing in The Morn- gift per person for their household. for Korean goods to make this event a This event is an annual fundraiser for ing Calm Weekly, USAG Humphreys com- After each class had a chance to purchase success. They found after letting vendors the PTO. mon pages, call 754-6132, 8847 or 8598. items, the workshop was open for everyone know about the workshop, many gave Any money raised goes back into the Or e-mail andre.butler@korea.army.mil. to come back and buy more. discounts up to 65 percent off the original school for library, technology and activity PTO members visited different locations asking price of goods, said Koonce. fundings.
  • DECEMBER 14, 2007AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 23 http://imcom.korea.army.milHumphreys hosts first Texas Hold’em tournamentAll areas compete for top prize, best player penn-wideby Mike MooneyUSAG-H MWR USAG HUMPHREYS — Capt. Peter Chi,Headquarters Detachment, 6th Ordnance Battalionin Daegu, won the top prize and earned the title of“Best Texas Hold’em Poker Player in Korea” in the firstKorea-wide Texas Hold’em Championships hosted byTommy D’s at USAG Humphreys. Chi survived a field of 88 challengers to go homewith a round-trip airline ticket to anywhere in theUnited States and a Mont Blanc Pen valued at $917. Two USAG-Humphreys Soldiers – Todd Burgerand Laine Arnold, both assigned to 3rd MilitaryIntelligence Battalion, finished second and third. Burger won a $300 AAFES Gift Certificate whileArnold received two free nights and two rounds of golffrom the Oasis Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. “This was our first attempt at a Korea-wideChampionship and I would have to call it a success,”said Brady Lawrence, IMCOM-K Business OperationsDivision programmer. “If it hadn’t been for some field commitmentsat USAG-Red Cloud, USAG-Yongsan and USAG-Humphreys, we would have had double the number.As it was, we had a good, solid field that seemed tohave a lot of fun.” A total of 88 people entered the tournamentSaturday and 72 of them elected to buy their way backinto the tournament field Saturday afternoon afterlosing all their entry chips. The table action was hot and heavy at the first Korea-Wide Texas Hold’em Championships held at Tommy D’s at USAG Humphreys. Poker play- Players were divided into 8-person tables and ers from throughout Korea gathered for the two-day event with a Daegu Captain taking home the top prize of a round-trip airline ticket to the U.S.played until they were down to four winners at each and a $900 Mont Blanc pen. — U.S. Army Photo Mike Mooney.table. “You can look for Tommy D’s to have a regular Three cards are then turned face-up in the middle of “cashed,” with prizes ranging from the airline ticket and The 54 survivors advanced to Sunday’s final schedule of future tournaments – including a couple the table, with all players using those cards to build pen to a $20 Gift Certificate from Dragon Hill Lodge.Play-Down. that will be qualifiers for the All-Army Texas Hold’em their hands and bet again. The round-trip airline ticket was donated by U.S. “This is our first try at hosting a Texas Hold’em,” Championships.” A fourth card is then turned face up for another Airline Alliance, the official Army contractor for bothsaid Tommy D’s club manager Herb Hart. “But you can Texas Hold’em is a variety of Poker that has gained round of betting. Official and Recreational out-of-country travel.be sure it won’t be our last. Chris Bradford (USAG-Red great popularity in the U.S. – largely because of The Finally, everyone receives another card face down, Other prizes were donated by Casinos and HotelsCloud Business Operations Division Chief) is running World Series of Poker Championships which are aired giving them seven cards – the three in their hand and in Las Vegas and surrounding communities, the U.S.this one for us and, at the same time, teaching us how on ESPN. the four in the middle of the table. Forces-Korea Command, local merchants or purchasedto run our own. Players each receive two cards which are then bet. The top 25 players in the Korea-wide Championships as part of the tournament entry fee.Join Santa at Alaska Mining Company for breakfastby Mike Mooney be here Sunday.USAG-H MWR “This is a great opportunity to teach your children what Christmas really means,” USAG HUMPHREYS — USAG- Ross said.Humphreys and Area III youngsters will “The Toys for Tots program is unique inget the opportunity to defend their actions that 100 percent of what’s collected ends upof the past year in person, as the jolly old in the hands of the people who need it theelf from the North Pole will appear at the most,” he said.Alaska Mining Co. for breakfast sessions “This is the first time they have come toSaturday and Sunday. Humphreys and I’m hoping we have several “Santa Claus has verified that he will be full boxes for their drive.”at the Alaska Mining Co. from 11 a.m.-2 Ross added that “Santa has also agreedp.m. Saturday and Sunday,” said Family and to pose for pictures, and our MarketingMWR Business Operations Division chief staff will be on hand to take digital photosMike Ross. of the youngsters and give the parents both “He has told us that he has a very a glossy print and an E-mail of the photobusy schedule, but is willing to come to so they can send the pictures back to theirHumphreys so our children can let him folks in the States.”know if they have been naughty or nice over In addition to updating his list, Santathe past year.” will also be handing out gifts to youngsters. In addition to Santa, the U.S. Marine Children can order off the 99-cent AMCCorps will be on hand Sunday as part of children’s breakfast menu or enjoy thethe annual Toys for Tots program. Annually, weekly AMC breakfast buffet.Marines world-wide collect new toys that are “Santa will be here, snow or shine,”then distributed to poor children through Ross said. “I’m not sure if he will be usingthe States. his reindeer and sleigh of if he is going to Toys for Tots boxes will be set up for catch a hop on a helicopter. Either way, The Rodriguez family takes a free family photo during a previous breakfast with Santa event.both days, although the Marines will only he’ll be here.” Santa will be visiting AMC Saturday and Sunday. — U.S. Army Photo Candace Godfrey.
  • DECEMBER 14, 2007 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 25 www.imcom.korea.army.milDaegu KATUSA Soldiers from several unitsharmonize with Gospel music for contestby Cpl. Na Kyung-chul Christian KATUSA Soldiers, but also At first, it was not a kind of gospel competition, the Daegu team.USAG Daegu Public Affairs non-Christian Soldiers. Although they but an assembly of KATUSA Soldiers for their “This is my second time to take part in have different religions, they try to make spiritual fitness and faith revival. Though it the Celebration of Praise,” said Han. “Last CAMP WALKER - Every Tuesday since harmony through gospel music. has evolved into a gospel competition, the year, we got first prize on the peninsula soNovember, Camp Walker’s Chapel has “I’m so glad that we, the members of the fundamental purpose of this event, to praise it can be a burden for us now. However,been crowded with Korean Augmentation choir, could be one under praising God even the Lord, has not been changed. I’m just enjoying the opportunity processto the US Army (KATUSA) Soldiers. there are some non-Christians in the choir,” USAG Daegu Senior KATUSA Sgt. Han to harmonize with my team members. ItAbout 30 KATUSA Soldiers from said 25th Transportation Battalion Chaplain Chang-hee, has participated in this event is more important to be one than to takedifferent units including United States Assistant Pfc. Won Dong-hwi,. “We are last year. This year, he is the conductor of first prize.”Army Garrison Daegu, 19th Sustainment sharing our warm hearts and the love of GodCommand (Expeditionary), 36th Signal by singing delightfully together.”Battalion, 168th Medical Battalion and This event is a big opportunity for25th Transportation Battalion gather in KATUSA Soldiers to gather in one place fromthe Chapel and practice gospel singing to different units because it is one of the biggestparticipate in 2007 KATUSA Celebration of annual events for KATUSA Soldiers.Praise sponsored by the United States Forces “I’m looking forward the Celebration ofin Korea and the Eight US Army Command Praise,” said 19th ESC Chaplain AssistantChaplain’s office. Pfc. Jung Jin-ho. “Our aims are to strengthen This year’s KATUSA Celebration of our relationship and praise the Lord, JesusPraise is held Dec. 14 at South Post Chapel with all KATUSA Soldiers. We are belongin Yongsan. It celebrates faith in God to different units, but through this event wethrough song and fellowship. There will get along with each other. When we practicebe a worship service followed by a singing together, I’m filled with delight.”contest and concert. The Eight Army Command Chaplain’s Daegu’s team is composed of not only Office began the Celebration of Praise in 1983.(Center) USAG Daegu Senior KATUSA, Sgt. Han Chang-hee leads the choir as a conductor.(From left) Cpl. Na Kyung-chul, Pfc. Noh Hyun-tae and Pfc. Han Chang-yong are musicians for Daegu KATUSA Soldiers who participate in the 2007 KATUSA Celebration of Praise practicethe band. U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Jung Seo-jin gospel music at the Camp Walker’s Chapel. U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Na Kyung-chulHumphreys defeats Daegu in basketball league by Cpl. Jang Won-il game, and the result was a squeaker - USAG Daegu Public Affairs Humphreys 82, Daegu 80. The games were crucial in that it was their last game before USAG-DAEGU — Team Humphreys going on to the Pacificwide Men’s & Women’s proved to be the better side, defeating Team Tournament at Yongsan, 15-19 Dec. Daegu during Humphreys’ visit to USAG The 2007/2008 Post Level Men’s and Daegu, in 2007/2008 Post Level Men’s and Women’s Basketball League consists of Women’s Basketball League competition at 11 men’s and seven women’s teams. It is a Camp Walker’s Kelly Gym Dec. 8. traveling league in which teams must travel More than 50 garrison Soldiers and throughout Korea to complete. The league family members gathered at Kelly Gym to format is a double round-robin competition cheer for the home side. with the top six men’s and top four women’s The women played first, in their sixth teams from league play qualifying for the official league game after playing against post season tournament. The tournament Kunsan, Yongsan, and Hovey. Team started Nov. 10, and will continue until Humphreys was in good shape, but a February. determined home side was ready to face The next day, the men’s and women’s the challengers. The first half ended with teams had one more game. The women lost Humphreys leading, 20 – 29, but Daegu’s 53-61, and the men’s team had another close Soldiers were not ready to give up. However, one, losing by 3 points; 65-68. the second half did not go much better. The Dec. 22 – 23, Team Daegu is scheduled score gap kept widening and widening as to travel to Camp Casey and face them on team Humphreys out-paced their opponents their home turf. Games against Suwon, with speedy passes and precise shots. The Osan, Wonju, and Red Cloud are alsoTension grows Daegu (in white), and Humphreys compete for the peninsula championship final score was Humphreys 66, Daegu 48. coming up.during a women’s Post Championship League game held at Kelly Gym, Camp Walker, Dec. 8. Men’s play followed after the women’s Good Luck Team DAEGU!U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Jang Won-il
  • USAG-D • PAGE 26www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA IV THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Energy Conservation: the way to Children’s Christmas Party A children’s Christmas Party for children of all Camp Carroll employees and service members will be held from 1 – 5 increase productivity and savings p.m. Dec. 15 at Camp Carroll’s Gym. The by Cpl. Na Kyung-chul - Periodically check to see that windows Lighting costs are $1.00 or 1,000 won per child USAG Daegu Public Affairs are tightly closed in winter. Open windows are Electrical lighting is a major energy and $2.00 or 2,000 won per adult. Tickets generally a sign that the building is overheated. consumer on Army installations. There are are available at MSC-K’s Directorate for - If you notice any steam or hot water many possible and practical ways to save on Maintenance office, Bldg. #388, room USAG-DAEGU — Energy management leaking from the heating system, immediately lighting energy. It is always better to turn #232. Please, purchase the tickets no later than 4 p.m., Dec. 3. Happy Valley makes good sense. It’s good for the Army, the inform your local energy coordinator. Such off a light when it is not needed. A policy Train will be provided from bldg. 530 to Nation and its people. By managing energy, leaks can mean substantial energy losses. of “Use when needed, otherwise shut them Gym and driven by Santa’s Helpers. For we can cut energy waste and redirect its off,” works best. information, call Ms. Hwang at 765-8470 use to our increased comfort, productivity Cooling - Mark all switches so that occupants will or Ms. Kim at 765-8544. and savings. Many Army installations have Improvements to the cooling system and its remember to turn off the lights. been able to fund quality of life projects operation can conserve significant amounts of - Make sure that building lights are Christmas Dinner Party with the dollars saved as a result of energy energy. For effective improvements, you need turned off when the facility is unoccupied Henry’s Place holds a Christmas Dinner conservation. to know something about recommended except those needed for security. Party at 7 p.m. Dec. 21. Get tickets at The following ideas will assist you in cooling temperatures. The minimum - If possible, make maximum use of the Henry’s Place office. The cost is 30,000 won per person. It’s first-come, conserving energy in your life. temperature for the area during occupied daylight for your lighting. Appropriate use of first-served and limited to the first 100 periods is 76 – 80 degrees Fahrenheit and the this source will save electrical energy, decrease people. NY steak with baked potato, Infiltration minimum humidity is 55 percent. the heating requirements and generally vegetables, salad, dessert, and iced tea Heat is mainly lost during the heating - Make sure air conditioning system do maintain the building cooling load. are provided for dinner with featured live season or gained during the cooling season not run all night or during days when the entertainment with Korean singing stars by conduction and infiltration. Infiltration building is unoccupied. Laundry Im Young-su and Ju jin. For information, is the gain or loss of heat due to outside air - If possible, try to use outdoor air for The laundry is obviously a major call at 768-7300/7868. entering a building through cracks around cooling. This means being sure that the consumer of hot water for washing and hot windows, doors and through the outside windows are operable. air for drying. There are many opportunities Santa Claus Coming shell of the structure. Not only does it cause - During the cooling season, windows for energy conservation in the laundry. Santa Claus is coming to town from 3 - discomfort to building occupants, it is a can work against you. In hot weather, adjust - Combine operations to reduce the 7 p.m. Dec. 17 - 20 at the Camp Walker major contributor to unnecessary heating the blinds, drapes or shades to prevent number of washers. PX. Army Community Service members and cooling costs and energy losses. sunlight from heating the building. - Be sure that water filters are cleaned and Military Police will be there to provide - Make sure that all doors and windows - As in the heating system, check for leaks regularly. Keep the basket and the working parts you with a kid ID/Fingerprint Card for your are closed, especially during the heating and and faulty maintenance. wallet. For information, call Tiana Marratta cooling seasons. - Make sure that thermostats are in at 768-8090. - Check weather stripping and caulking. working order. — See Energy Conservation page 27 — If it is old and dried or peeling, be sure to Military Christmas Dinner Army Community Service-Apple Blossom submit a work order for repairs. Holiday Message Cottage cordially invites you to a Military - If you see cracked or missing windows, Christmas Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at be sure to submit a work order for their Camp Carroll’s Community Activity Center. immediate repair. Non command-sponsored military and - If people continuously leave their from the Chaplain single Soldiers are especially welcome. For windows open during the heating or cooling information, call Kay Hildenbrand at DSN season, this can be an indication that the 765-7049/8661 or 010-3220-9377. heating or cooling control system may be broken and needs repair. Equipment Rental Morale, Welfare and Recreation rents out winter equipments. It features Santa suits, Ventilation It’s Christmas Time skis, boots and poles, snowboards and Ventilation has a significant impact on a boots, fishing equipment and dozens of building’s total energy consumption. Each It’s the happiest time of the Year for some but the most stressful time of the other recreational items. For information, air unit brought into your facility must year for many! There’s the decorating, the shopping, the gift buying and giving call MWR at DSN 764-4123. be heated or cooled and, in some cases, to do, and hustle and bustle that everyone’s all about. Then of course there’s the humidified or dehumidified. If excess air is problem of “how are you going to pay for all of this?” Newborn Basics Hands-on Workshop brought in, a considerable waste of energy is Keep it simple! Keep it simple! Recognize your limits financially and use Army Community Service holds a Newborn your resources wisely. Keep the reason for the Season your focus and don’t inevitable. Energy conservation arises from Basics Hands-on Workshop from 6 – 8 be over extended by commercialism and spending. Spend only what you can p.m., Jan. 23 at the Camp Henry’s ACS. reducing ventilation rates or shutting off the ventilation system when it is not needed. afford from your budget. It will show you what to expect during the first 6 weeks with your newborn and how Sometimes the stresses of the holidays place heavy burdens on some and to handle it. Register in advance. For Heating they experience difficulty in coping due to isolation, loneliness and separation. information, call Tiana Marratta at DSN Most of your building’s energy savings can The holidays can be harsh on single Soldiers away from family for the first time 768-8090. be gained through efficient use of heating and and in a new culture. Know that if you or someone you know is anxious or cooling systems. Energy expended to heat overstressed, there are agencies and resource people here to help. MWR, ACS, New Year’s Celebration your building to comfort level conditions family Advocacy and the Chaplaincy are but a few. Walker Bowling Center conducts New This should be a holiday time for family and friends, when loved ones when it is unoccupied is wasted. Standard Year’s Celebration from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., visit and enjoy each other’s presence not having to give presents! A number Dec. 31. There will be refreshments, party temperature for rooms during occupied hours is 65 – 70 degrees Fahrenheit while of families have taken to “Adopt a soldier” for Christmas dinner or a family favors, champagne toast at midnight, raffles and more. Raffle tickets are given the temperature of rooms during unoccupied function during the holidays. out at the bowling center from Dec. 1 – 31. hours is 55 degrees Fahrenheit. These are a few of my favorite things. The music, decorations and colorful For information, call at DSN 768-4334. - Radiators or heating registers should be lights are intended to elevate our spirits and make us be of “good Cheer.” shut off completely in vestibules, corridors, Children’s wonder and awe as they view Christmas decorations and lights for Special Services stairwells and lobbies. the first time is a pleasurable sight; there delight is contagious to all. They help Camp Walker’s Chapel holds three - During particularly cold weather, bring out the best and childlike in ourselves. So, Ho, Ho, Ho, keep it Simple, special services. The Collective Protestant Safe, Affordable and meaningful!! encourage your building’s occupants to wear Christmas Eve Candle Light Service is at 7 Merry Christmas to All, And to All a good Night! p.m., Dec. 24. The Catholic Christmas Eve warm clothing. Mass is at 5 p.m., Dec. 24. The Christmas - When adjusting temperature settings, Day Camp Walker Catholic Mass is at 10 be careful and use common sense. — Chaplain Martin a.m., Dec. 25. For information, call Sgt. - If the winter sun is shining through a Midine Beauvais at DSN 764-5534. window, take advantage of it and use it to partially heat the room.
  • DECEMBER 14, 2007 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 27 www.imcom.korea.army.milSoldiers take care of buddies through CLS courseby Spc. Natalie E. Kapteyn definitely a good skill to have in case you go until a medic comes or MEDEVAC. just has to clear it with their supervisor and501st SBDE Public Affairs into combat. If a Soldier knows a little about “All military occupational specialties get with their schools Non-Commissioned first aid, they can at least do something should take this course,” Harrison added. Officer to find out the dates for the next USAG-DAEGU — At any moment, before a medic is available,” said Spc. “To sign up for this course, the Soldier class,” West said.whether in garrison, on a deployment or Christine E. Larose, S-3, 501st SBDE.during Sergeants’ Time training, a Soldier Some of the tasks included how tomay need to perform first aid on either a manage hyper-bulimic shock and bleeding,buddy, himself or herself. how to do an IV, bandage a wound, splint The medics at the 501st Sustainment a broken bone, apply a tourniquet, basicBrigade offer a Combat Life saving class trauma assessment and the 9-line medicalto prepare Soldiers for situations where evacuation procedures, said West.injures occur and no trained medic is readily “My biggest challenge was learning howavailable. to stick an IV in someone without getting “I think it’s important for them so they nervous,” said Larose. “The instructors havehave more advanced lifesaving techniques done a really great job and are very helpfulon the battlefield,” said Cpl. Kyle T. Kious, and supportive.”medical staff, 501st STB. “A combat lifesaver “The students were giving us very positivecan start the process of taking care of that feedback about the class, making it obviousSoldier until a trained medic is available to they have learned a lot,” said Kious.take over.” “This class was all hands on and the The whole point of teaching the CLS instructors were very informative. Everyclass is to have at least one basic lifesaving Soldier needs the basic medical skills in order Spc. Christine E. Larose, S-3, 501st Sustainment Brigade prepares to give Pvt. Christopherqualified Soldier on the ground with a unit to save their buddy or themselves if that were J. Harris, radio operator, 144th Air Defense Artillery, an IV during the combat lifesaver class inat all times. to ever occur,” said Sgt. Natalie H. Nguyen, Camp Carroll, Nov. 26-30. — U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Natalie E. Kapteyn “There are simply not enough medics to Combat Service Support Automationgo around,” said Spc. Patrick S. West, medical Management Office, 501st SBDE. Energy Conservation (cont’d) From Page 26staff, 501st Special Troops Battalion. Each Soldier seemed to have a positive Both Kious and West were instructors experience and took something different of the washers clean for maximum efficiency. energy,” said Petredis.at the CLS class held Nov. 26-29 in Camp out of the class. - Clothes should be sorted according “Since we don’t have to pay for it fromCarroll. They both stress the importance of “Learning how to evacuate a casualty to type and washers run on the minimum our pockets in the Army installations, weevery Soldier having basic first aid skill to using 9-line MEDEVAC can be very cycle necessary to clean clothing. Set times are not cognizant of the problem. Thetheir students. beneficial to me, because as a radio operator, appropriately. resources are limited and cost for higher “The class size is a lot smaller than it I could definitely become efficient at it and USAG Daegu Directorate of Public energy undermines our ability to purchasenormally is, but as far as Cpl. Kious and I get someone evacuated as quick as possible,” Works Chief of Utilities, Anthony P. Petredis new replacement equipment. We need toare concerned, if we can teach at least one said Pvt. Harrison, radio operator and emphasizes the importance of changing treat energy like a valuable commodityperson, then it’s definitely not a waste of maintainer, 1-44th Air Defense Artillery. mind set about energy. and set up reward system for good energyresources,” said West. “Not only can I do my job as a radio “We need to change our mind set about stewardship,” he said. “This class was very educational and it is operator, I can also help a wounded Soldier PAID ADVERTISING
  • USAG-D • PAGE 28www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA IV THE MORNING CALMHow to stay lean during long holiday seasonby Cpl. Jang Won-il alcohol contain high calories, it stimulatesUSAG Daegu Public Affairs your appetite and if consumed too much, it could put you out of shape. If you are going USAG DAEGU – The long-awaited to drink, make it a light beer, cocktail, orholiday season is finally here. From better yet, mineral water.Thanksgiving to New Years’, it only takes Moderation is importanteating 200 more calories per day than you Moderation is the key to weightnormally would do to gain five pounds. The maintenance. A forkful of cheesecake willaverage American gains seven to ten extra do less damage than a whole piece. You dopounds during the holiday period. not have to eat everything. Make one small The cold weather of Korea reduces plate of the foods you really want. Try tooutdoor activities to a minimum and body slow down your eating and enjoy the foodmetabolism is hindered by the cold weather. down to every single bite.There are non-stop parties, sweets, and Exercisedrinks that tempt you on every table you Extra calories gained during the holidaywalk by, and special meals in which you are can be burned off by exercise. Do not allowexcused to dig in on those fatty dressings and holiday activity to slow down your exercisesugary desserts. A tempting bite which can program. Getting active and exercisingbe hard to resist, could result in an increased everyday will not only help you keep offpant size. those unwanted pounds, but can also relieve Losing weight is difficult enough by stress and regulate your appetite.itself, and with all these obstacles, the “In the matter of holiday eating, whatholiday season pose a huge challenge to you should do is to choose what you wantmaintaining healthy diets for Soldiers. to eat,” said Yoon. “You don’t have to have However, there is still hope. Soldiers can a whole lot of food. Using small plates andavoid holiday weight gain by keeping in exercising regularly can all help in yourmind a few ways to control weight. Capt. weight management. Overall I would like toSylvia Yoon, Camp Carroll Troop Medical Jermaine Holley gives it all he got during running on the treadmill at USAG Daegu Fit-to Win say, ‘enjoy the holidays for what it is.’ HaveOfficer In Charge suggests some tips to fitness center on Camp Henry Dec. 11. — U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul a nice, safe and happy holiday.”avoid unwanted holiday weight gain. For more information, visit a medical Plan ahead holidays. up on low calorie foods, you can lower the clinic near you. In addition, every second Often, people lose track of their calorie Make sure you don’t stray too far from a risk of over-indulging. Keeping a nutrition Wednesday of the month you can arrangeconsumption, especially during the holidays. healthy diet of sufficient proteins, vegetables, journal of your own can be very helpful. an appointment with a nutritionist. MakeMake sure you remember what you have fruits, and low fat. Before filling your plate, Alcohol consumption your reservation at 767-5521. You can alsoplanned for your diet and for instance, think about which foods you really want to With all those parties and New Year reach the Health Promotions Coordinator,save some calories the week before to give eat and which foods you could do without. celebrations, alcohol consumption increases Sharon M. Quigley, at 764-4819 for detailedyourself more calories to eat during the By picking your favorite first and filling during the holiday season. Not only does information on health management. PAID ADVERTISING
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