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  • The latest news from the Army in Korea is available online at: www.Army.mil/KoreaSeptember 14, 2012 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea Volume 10, Issue 47Sgt. 1st Class Bobby Johnson, an intelligence analyst with Bravo Company, headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, left, shakes hands with Rena Lee,Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) human resources specialist for the Dragon Hill Lodge Hill, at the U.S. Garrison Yongsan Army Community Service Job Fair, Sept. 12 - U.S Armyphoto by Pvt. Hongseo LimACS job fair draws big crowd, opportunities for Yongsan tance of the job fair to the Area II information regarding jobs they a lot of different people, actuallyBy Pvt. Hongseo Lim Community. were interested in. face to face, so we can know whathong.s.lim.fm@mail.mil “The purpose of the job fair is to Sgt. 1st Class Bobby Johnson, a concerns are for the prospective em- help our community find employ- retiring Soldier, said that the job ployers,” said Richard Lewis, deputy YONGSAN GARRISON, Re- ment and to help the employers see fair provided him with good direc- program director for Black Box Net-public of Korea -- In order to the vast amount of talent that Yong- tion on where and how to start the work Services. “I am happy to beprovide job opportunities for san has,” Masley said. “Gen. Thur- process of finding job. He also men- here and to support the event.”Servicemembers,Families and Civil- man and Lt. Gen. Johnson are very tioned that retiring Soldiers should The job fair left both prospectiveians, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan’s much involved in finding employ- take these opportunities because employees and employers satisfied.Army Community Service hosted ment for our community.” it makes the job seeking process Throughout the job fair, Army Com-a job fair to make the job-seeking Throughout the whole job fair, much easier for retiring Soldiers munity Service reassured the finan-process easier for the prospective the ballroom was crowded with the and other Servicemembers. cial readiness of Servicemembers,employees here, Sept. 12 representatives of companies and This event was especially helpful Families and Civilians.that each Nearly forty companies filled the job seekers. Each company had its not only for the job seekers but also of its members is made fully awareNaija Ballroom inside the Dragon own booth, distributing informa- for the employers too. The repre- of antiterrorist measures throughHill Lodge willing to hire job seek- tive pamphlets and having a ques- sentatives from various companies training such as these. To learners of the Yongsan community. tion and answer session with the po- were busy receiving resumes, and more about proper antiterrorism Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison tential employees of the company. describing what the company had to measures, notify your supervisor orcommander for U.S Army Garrison The prospective employees were offer. contact the antiterrorism office atYongsan, emphasized the impor- able to receive a handful of useful “It is a great opportunity to meet DSN 738-7318. x HHC welcomes GARRISONS Haeundae Beach new 1SG Message to IMCOM P02Inside Busan USAG Red Cloud P04 Sergeant USAG Casey P04 USAG Yongsan P07 USAG Humphreys P15 Page 8 Page 12 USAG Daegu P21 Message to IMCOM P02 Photo Feature Page P12
  • NEWS • PAGE 2www.army.mil/korea MORNING CALM THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Message to the IMCOM Workforce By Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter and Published by In August, we marked the 10th we care about them and appreciate The United States Army Garrison Humphreys Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice Public Affairs Office anniversary of the installation man- their service. SAN ANTONIO – The Installation agement team-first IMA and then The entire Army is now affected by Managing Editor: Edward N. Johnson Management Command has the best IMCOM. That means we have experi- force and funding reductions. This Senior Editor: Sgt. Han, Jae-ho workforce we have seen in each of our enced 10 years of evolution in our mis- means IMCOM will also reshape and 30-plus years of service. At every in- sion, our workforce and our methods reduce in size. This past year we ac- USAG RED CLOUD stallation, base and depot we visit, we of installation service delivery. complished all of our mandated re- Commander: Col. John M. Scott Public Affairs Officer: Kevin Jackson are impressed by the spirit, energy Those who have been with the or- ductions through voluntary actions. Writer/Editor: Franklin Fisher and teamwork exhibited by the IM- ganization all or most of that time We also retrained and reassigned peo- Public Affairs NCOIC: Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth COM team. know it has been a constant learning ple within our IMCOM team to allow Staff Writers: Pvt. Lee Seong-su We are just as inspired by the dedi- experience in a business with really for personal growth and to keep our USAG YONGSAN cated professionals in the IMCOM highstakes-the quality of life of our team together. Commander: Col. Michael E. Masley andregion headquarters, who oversee all-volunteer force. Sustaining such a Even as we reduced our numbers, Public Affairs Officer: Mark Abueg operations that stretch around the high quality force relies heavily on us, we approved for hire almost 2,000 po- Writer/Editor: Sgt. Kevin Frazier Staff Writers: Cpl. Han Samuel, Pfc. Lee Hyo-kang globe from Japan and Korea, across the installation management profes- sitions across IMCOM. In fact, many Intern: Susan MacDonald the continental United States, to Eu- sionals, succeeding in our mission. of these are vacant and I invite you rope, and even into bases in Afghani- The installation management team to the IMCOM Enterprise Placement USAG HUMPHREYS Commander: Col. Darin S. Conkright stan. Simply said, no one touches our has performed magnificently this Program to see what is there and if Public Affairs Officer: Edward N. Johnson Soldiers, our Army Families and our year, just as it has in past years. Our there is a position that interests you. Command Information Officer: Steven Hoover civilian workforce and retirees like we ability to deliver services every day en- Our workforce development is Writer/Editor: Sgt. Han, Jae-ho do-everyday. suresour Soldiers and Families know second to none. Our IMCOM Acad- USAG DAEGU emy, developmental assignments, Commander: Col. Kathleen A. Gavle the mentor program, career program Public Affairs Officer: Philip Molter Command Information Officer: Mary Grimes 29, and schools such as the Civilian Staff Writers: Cpl. Bang Bong-joo, Education System and the senior ser- Cpl. Jeong, Hyuk-soo vicecolleges are providing immediate Interns: Lee Seung-bin, Chris Hillman, Kang Eun-byeol, Choi Kyoung-jae and positive return on investment in shaping our team for the future. As we move into the year ahead, my This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The goal is to create even more certainty Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views for you. I want IMCOM leaders at ev- of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial ery level to increase communication content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of to build understanding and certainty U.S. Army Garrisons in Korea. Circulation: 9,500 for our team. We’re getting ready for Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way the next 10 years of world-class instal- connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command. The lation services, so we need to get it civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. right now. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute To all of our great civilians: thank endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the you for your dedicated service. Have products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, asuper weekend a great week ahead. x use or patronage without regard to race, religion, gender, Army Strong! national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the Support and Defend purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, IMCOM Commander, Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter and Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice visited the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that the Vicenza Military Community Aug. 14. They visited numerous facilities recognizing LTG Mike Ferriter source until the violation of the equal opportunity policy is corrected. exemplary employees and spoke to employees at a Town Hall meeting. CSM Earl Rice Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising Telephone: DSN 315-738-5005 Army begins final phase of childcare fee changes Fax: (02) 790-5795 E-mail: oppress@kornet.net By Evan Dyson for Wounded Warriors, Families with multiple children, Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 US Army Installation Management Command and Survivors of Fallen Soldiers. To participate, Families and Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post Community Child Care providers must complete an online SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: SAN ANTONIO – To coincide with a Department of Defense application. For more information, contact the Army Fee As- Phone: DSN 738-4068 E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil policy to standardize the cost of childcare across the Services, sistance administrator at 210-466-1057. x the Army will institute new fees for Child and Youth Programs beginning Oct. 1. The change affects users of Child Development Centers, School Age Care, Family Child Care, Middle School & Teen Pro- grams, Youth Sports & Fitness, and Army Community Based Programs. This year will mark the final phase of the Army’s three-year transition to comply with the DoD Child and Youth Fee Policy. Depending on location, some Families may see an increase in their childcare fees, while others will see a reduction. In some cases, Families may not see changes. The new fees are based on total family income, not rank or ci- vilian grade. By 2014, DoD plans to have fully implemented con- sistent fees for each of the nine total family-income categories. The intent of this policy is to create predictable and consistent childcare fees across all of the Services. Submitting stories or photos to The U.S. Army Installation Management Command, through The Morning Calm Weekly its Family and MWR Programs, continues its commitment to affordable childcare and youth programs by striving to keep fees Send your Letters to the Editor, guest commen- lower than comparable community programs and by paying a taries, story submissions, photos and other portion of the cost for Child and Youth Programs. items to: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. All items are subject to editing for content and to Families affected by the new fees will receive information insure they conform with DoD guidelines. about their specific changes through their local Child Youth & School Services. Army Fee Assistance for Community Based Programs can be The Morning Calm Online Edition: used toward annual child registration fees, full-day care, part- www.army.mil/korea time care, before and after school and summer school age care, respite child care, financial hardship waivers and reductions
  • USAG-RC • PAGE 4http://redcloud.korea.army.mil USAG RED CLOUD THE MORNING CALMService recalls 9/11 trauma, resolve, resilience that followedBy Franklin Fisher who “worked around the corner” fromfranklin.s.fisher2.civ@mail.mil the World Trade Center, was out on a case and miles away when the attacks CAMP RED CLOUD – The occurred.American people have demonstrated “Others weren’t quite so lucky,” heresilience and resolve in the years since said, noting that among high schoolthe Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a speaker friends of his sister-in-law was aat Camp Red Cloud said during a firefighter who died “fighting to savechapel service in remembrance of the others” when the second tower of thetraumatic events and their aftermath. World Trade Center collapsed. Titled “A Call to Remember!” the “I refuse to hate,” said Hagelin.service began Sept. 11 at 11:30 on a “Hate brings pain and intolerance.”sunny Tuesday and ended around But, he said, “I will not forget,” andnoon before an audience of about 40. likened the Sept. 11 attacks to Pearl In his remarks, the speaker, Lt. Col. Harbor.Steven G. Finley, commander, U.S. “The horrific vision and soundtrackArmy Garrison Casey, first evoked the of 9/11 are etched into my soul,” saidspecter of those events in 2001 that Hagelin. “I will never forget.”have become seared in the national Lawrence, then a parish priest inconsciousness and are often compared Iowa, accompanied a group of Catholicto Japan’s attack on the United States parishioners on a pilgrimage to Rome,at Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. arriving there Sept. 11. They ended the “Eleven years ago, America day stunned by news of the attacks.confronted one of the darkest nights,” They awoke next morning, Sept. 12,Finley said of the events that unfolded to find under their hotel room doorsthat morning in 2001, which saw not At the Warrior Chapel on Camp Red Cloud in Uijeongbu Sept. 11, firefighter Yi a letter signed by the mayor of Romeonly the attacks on the World Trade Song-am of the post’s fire department, strikes a memorial bell during a ceremony expressing condolences and goodwillCenter in Manhattan, but also on commemorating the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. A speaker at the service said to the city’s American visitors.the Pentagon, and that included the the American people had demonstrated resilience and resolve in the years since. – Later that day, during a tour ofcrash of United Airlines Flight 77 near U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Song Ji-hun St. Peter’s Basilica, an AmericanShanksville, Pa. woman on vacation from her job at “Mighty towers crumbled,” he who charged up the stairs, the commerce. the Pentagon approached Lawrence,said. “Black smoke billowed up from passengers who stormed the cockpit – “The trade center – where it once asked if he was an American, and inthe Pentagon. Airplane wreckage these patriots defined the very nature stood the sun now glistens off a new the course of conversation said she’dsmoldered on the Pennsylvania field. of courage… tower that reaches toward the sky. been unable to reach her co-workers “Friends and neighbors, sisters and “These past eleven years have shown “Our people still work in skyscrapers, after news of the attacks. She fearedbrothers, mothers and fathers, sons America’s resolve to defend its citizens our stadiums are filled with fans and some of them may have been killed,and daughters – they were taken from and the American way of life…” he said. our parks full of children playing.” she said, and asked Lawrence to prayus with heartbreaking swiftness and “Proof of our healing has been a The audience also heard personal with her, which he did.cruelty. story of total resilience. The Pentagon recollections from two other members Toward the end of Tuesday’s service, “On September 12, the day after, the is repaired, and filled with patriots of the Warrior Country community, during a ceremonial moment of silence,nation awoke to a world in which evil working in common purpose daily. Mark Hagelin, management analyst a firefighter from the Camp Red Cloudwas closer at hand, and uncertainty Shanksville is the scene of friendships with the U.S. Army Garrison Red fire department, clad in his dark blueclouded our future,” Finley said. forged between residents of that town, Cloud’s Plans, Analysis, and Integration work uniform, his face expressionless, “These past 11 years have shown and the families who lost loved ones Office, and Chaplain (Maj.) Andrew struck a brass memorial bell five times,that America does not give in to fear,” there. Lawrence, the 2nd Infantry Division’s paused, and struck another five times,said Finley. “The rescue workers who “New York remains a vibrant capital deputy division chaplain. at intervals, until the bell had soundedrushed to the scene, the firefighters of the arts and industry, fashion and Hagelin said his brother, an attorney 20 times. xWest Casey Chapel reopens after stem-to-stern overhaulBy Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth The windows in the old chapel weren’t sealed and “This is a place where people can really congregate,”jefferey.l.troth.mil@mail.mil the air conditioner didn’t work properly, said Lee. said Lee. “They can claim this as their home and That left the congregation shivering in their seats in hopefully we can build a bigger family within this CAMP CASEY – The West Casey Chapel, which winter and sweating in summer. chapel facility.” xhad been closed for 10 months for a stem-to-stern But awaiting them in the renovated chapel is arenovation, is open again and with an all-new look. new air-conditioning and heating system. Services resume Sept. 16 at the chapel, which Not everything from the old building was cartedsits on a hill overlooking Camp Casey’s Exchange away. The bronze reliefs of the Stations of theand commissary area. The renovation began last Cross were saved and members of the CatholicNovember. congregation made new frames for them. Protestant services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Before the renovation the sanctuary was theCatholic Mass for 11 a.m. and the Latter Day Saints chapel’s only place worshippers could meet afterservice for 4 p.m. services. To mark its reopening, officials held a ribbon- “So after their service they would have to movecutting ceremony Sept. 7 with more than 60 Soldiers, out for the next service,” said Lee.civilians and family members present. The renovations have changed all that by adding Among those at the ceremony was Chaplain (Col.) an activity room to the chapel. The large room hasDavid Waters, U.S. Forces Korea chaplain, who said movable walls that can divide it into three rooms.the renovation had been so thoroughgoing the Also new is a full-size kitchen, with an industrial-chapel was “close to being a brand new facility.” size refrigerator and stove. “The Second to None is so blessed to have a new “So, the congregation can cook together and eatfacility like this,” Waters said, in a reference to the together,” something that’ll be especially helpful2nd Infantry Division, whose motto is “Second to if they want to share a Thanksgiving or ChristmasNone.” meal, Lee said. “The old chapel, the old building had a very low “Now we can have things happening at theceiling and there was a lot of leakage here and there,” same time at the chapel,” said Spec. Amber Jones, During a Sept. 7 ribbon-cutting celebrating the reopen-said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Suk-jong Lee, U.S. Army a worshipper assigned to Headquarters andGarrison Red Cloud and Area I chaplain. Headquarters Company, 70th Brigade Support ing of the West Casey Chapel, members of a Gospel choir “Inside, the roof has been raised and it is very Battalion. “We can have Bible study going on and sing for an audience of about 60 Soldiers, civilians andbright in the sanctuary, with a nice contemporary choir rehearsal going on.” families members. Besides an all-new look, the chapelstyle,” Lee said. The renovation project was not limited to the now has more space, a full-size kitchen, and an outdoor Besides the chapel’s new look, worshippers will chapel itself. A playground and paved parking lot playground and parking lot, among other improvements.feel the change in another way too. was added to the chapel grounds. – U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth
  • September 14, 2012 USAG RED CLOUD USAG-RC • PAGE 5 http://redcloud.korea.army.milSUV-lovers find off-road thrills at Casey News & NotesBy Franklin Fisherfranklin.s.fisher2.civ@mail.mil Food and Wine Festival Free wine and cheese CAMP RED CLOUD – When Spc. samplings will be availableNathan Richardson saw a flyer saying during the Food and Winethat SUV owners would get a chance Festival scheduled for Sept. 14to put things to the test on a rugged at Camp Casey’s Gateway Clubcombat vehicle training range at Camp from 4 – 8 p.m. Also planned isCasey, he knew right away he’d want to live music on the patio. Open tobe there. adults and children age 6 and The flyer was on a table outside New above. For more information,Car Sales near the Exchange at Casey. It call 730-4794/4795/3400.said there’d be a “Jeep Jamboree” Sept.1 and invited Jeep owners to a day of Red Cloud Outagesdriving on a military training course Power outages affecting somealong with a “Cook Out – Great Food locations at Camp Red Cloud areand Fun All Day Long!” scheduled for Sept. 15, 16 and 22. Richardson, of Martinsville, Ind., For more information, call 732-is a small arms repair technician with 6584.Company B, 302nd Brigade SupportBattalion at Camp Casey. Area I Chapel Services His own Jeep is back in Indiana, Several changes to theand he knows that in the states, Jeep schedule of chapel services inowners often meet for outings where Area I will take effect Sept. 16 atthey put their vehicles through the Camp Casey, Sundays except asrigors of tough, off-road terrain. On the rugged terrain of a military vehicle training course at Camp Casey Sept. 1, a otherwise indicated, as follows: “I just showed up hoping that driver maneuvers his SUV during a “Jeep Jamboree” that saw Jeep owners putting their West Casey Chapel: Protestantsomeone had an open seat for me to vehicles through the muddy rigors of off-road driving. They capped the day with an service, 9:30 a.m.; Catholicride along,” Richardson said. outdoor barbecue. – Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Rivers Mass, 11:30 a.m.; Latter Day About 30 Jeeps in all made their way Saints service, 4 p.m.; Stoneto the parking lot outside the Casey engines and began rolling out one muddy,” he said. “It was the best part of Chapel: Liturgical ProtestantExchange that sunny morning. behind the other, heading in convoy the whole day.” service, 10 a.m.; KATUSA As it turned out, the driver of a down the post’s main boulevard, a Hours later, the course finished, it Protestant service, Tuesdays,red Wrangler had room “and was long line of SUVs in a variety of colors: was time to eat. The USO had a grill 6:30 p.m.; Memorial Chapel:nice enough to let me ride along with bright orange, bright red, dark blue, going. Gospel service, 10:15 a.m.him,” Richardson said. The driver metallic blue, silver, white with black “Really good steak,” said Richardson. Unchanged are the scheduleswas Douglas Han, an environmental trim. “”We had baked potatoes with cheese for the following services: Camptechnician with U.S. Army Garrison They soon arrived at Training and sour cream and butter.” Hovey, Hovey Chapel: ProtestantYongsan. Area November. There, over the next And when the barbecue was done, service, 4 p.m.; Camp Red Overall, taking part in the jamboree three or four hours they gunned their the drivers ran their mud-spattered Cloud, Warrior Chapel: Catholicwere about 25 members of U.S military vehicles over the broken, uneven vehicles through the waters of a Mass, 9 a.m.; Protestant service,communities and about 15 members of terrain of a driver’s training course fording point used by combat vehicles. 11 a.m.; Church of God in Christ,the Korean community who belong to used by combat and other vehicles. Among the day’s off-roaders was 12:30 p.m.; KATUSA Protestanta Jeep-owners’ club, said Sal Salvucci, It took them through scrub brush Charles Becker, a civilian contractor at service, 7 p.m. For morecountry manager for Exchange New and wooded hills, upslope, downslope, Camp Humphreys. information, call 732-6169. AtCar Sales in Korea. along steep embankments, over gravel, Becker said he welcomed the chance Camp Stanley, the Stanley chapel His office set up the event, working big rocks, water and mud, lots of mud. to come up to Casey for an off-road resumed its 11 a.m. Protestantwith the U.S. Army Garrison Casey, the What may have been the biggest event. service. The service consolidatesArea I USO, and Chrysler Korea, he challenge of the afternoon presented “Being American in Korea and not the Contemporary Protestantsaid. It was the first such off-road event itself around 1 p.m. when the column associated with any Korean clubs yet, Service and the Gospel Service.they’ve done with the U.S. military in of vehicles moving along a steeply I’ve been look for places to enjoy, and For more information call 732-Korea, Salvucci said. embanked creek came upon a fallen show my wife a little bit about the off- 5568. Joining the group for the day were Lt. tree blocking their path. roading experience,” said Becker.Col. Steven G. Finley, commander, U.S. They got timely help from one of the He said he hopes they make the off- Fire Safety Building ManagerArmy Garrison Casey, and Raymond Korean drivers, a seasoned off-roader road events an annual thing. TrainingS. Myers, deputy to the Casey garrison “He kind of stood and guided people For Richardson, “Just being out in The Area I Fire Department iscommander. through because it was a little hairy, the woods, in a jeep, being around offering the fire safety building Things started around 10 a.m. with a kind of tough situation,” said Salvucci. other people who have the same manager course at 2 p.m.safety briefing. “We had to drive up the bank of interest” was the best part of the day. Sept. 19 at two installations: Then, under blue, sunny skies with the creek and it’s steep going up and He’d do it again if he could. at Camp Red Cloud, in thea few white clouds, they started their then steep going down and then really “Yes,” he said. “I would, for sure.” x second floor classroom of the Education Center, bldg. 58; at Camp Casey, in the classroom of the Directorate of Emergency CFC kicks off Services, bldg. 2362. This training focuses solely on fire in Warrior Country safety. For more information, call 732-6720. Free Hot Dogs Area I kicks off the 2012 Combined A free hot dog lunch at Camp Federal Campaign-Overseas with Casey sponsored by the Area I a cake-cutting and picnic at Camp USO is scheduled for Sept. 19 Casey’s United Service Organizations from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at gazebo Sept. 7. CFC gives Department the USO, bldg. 3025. For more of Defense service members and information, call 730-4813. civilian employees a chance to give to charitable organizations. Last Suicide Prevention Training year, CFC marked 50 years since it Mandatory annual suicide was established by President John F. prevention training for Kennedy, with a total giving of over Department of the Army civilians is scheduled for 9 $18 billion to charity. The campaign a.m. Sept. 20 at the Camp Red ends Nov. 16. – U.S. Army photo by Cloud Theater, bldg. 7. For more Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth information, call 730-4287.
  • USAG-Y • PAGE 7http://yongsan.korea.army.mil USAG YONGSAN THE MORNING CALMDeveloping a Mentoring Relationship face. mentoring relationship. We spent USAG Yongsan for a week-longBy Ken Musselwhite Jim found a unique way to overcome time getting to know one another, shadow assignment with Jim. Thekenneth.o.musselwhite.civ@mail.mil this challenge. In May, Hyundai Heavy discussed our backgrounds and shadow assignment is one of the Industries offered a three day cultural experiences, and outlined a plan requirements of the program and YONGSAN GARRISON -- tour to USFK Service Members and for completing the formal program provides the mentee the opportunityMentoring has long been a part Civilians. With the support of our assignments. This was paramount in to spend time with the mentor, gainof the Army. According to Army units, we participated together in the building our relationship and a bond experience and knowledge, anddoctrine, “Mentoring is a powerful tour and spent three days sightseeing of trust. learn how another organizationtool for personal and professional and laying the foundation of our In mid-August I traveled to functions. The shadow assignmentdevelopment. Many organizations also provided the opportunity to meetbelieve that mentoring improves and learn from other leaders, developindividual performance, retention, professional contacts, and time formorale, personal/professional social interaction that strengthen ourdevelopment, and career progression. relationship.Mentoring offers many opportunities There are many benefits tofor mentors and mentees to improve participating in a mentorshiptheir leadership, interpersonal, and program. No matter where you are intechnical skills as well as achieve your career or how much you think youpersonal and professional objectives”. know, someone is out there willing to Believing this to be true and looking pass on their knowledge to the nextfor opportunities for self-development, generation. I am confident that theI volunteered as a mentee in the developmental and professionalInstallation Management Command relationship that exists between JimPacific Region Mentoring Program. and I will continue far beyond theThis past March I was teamed with formal 12-month program.my assigned mentor, Mr. James (Jim) For more information on the ArmyNorth from USAG Yongsan. Since I’m Mentoring Program visit (AKO log inassigned to USAG Daegu, our initial required):contact was made via telephone and http://myarmybenefits.us.army.email, but we found it difficult to mil/Home/Benefit_Library/Federal_establish a meaningful relationship James S. North, strategic planning specialist and Kenneth Musselwhite, plans Benefits_Page/Army_Mentorship_and knew we needed to meet face-to- specialist on the Hyundai Heavy Industries Tour. - Courtesy photo Program.html xYongsan conducts antiterrorism training during 9/11 instance of a person asking for information regardingBy Cpl. Han Samuel the garrison or its members, Servicemembers andsamuel.han2.fm@mail.mil Civilians needed to keep the information safe and notify the antiterrorism office about the incident. YONGSAN GARRISON -- In conjunction with TARP training was followed by AT and OPSECthe events of 9/11, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan training which taught members of the garrison howconducted its Antiterrorism, Operations Security to be aware of their surroundings and develop good(OPSEC), and Threat Awareness Reporting Program habits to protect the garrison from both internal and(TARP) Training for U.S. and ROK Servicemembers external threats.and Civilians at the Multi-Purpose Training Facility, “Outside forces can utilize any number of peopleSep. 11. who come in various forms to get information from Robert Daul, antiterrorism officer for USAG us,” Stanley said. “OPSEC is about teaching goodYongsan, said that ever since 9/11, the Army has Special Agent Otis Stanley, counter intelligence agent practices, providing good security measures to avoidmade it a priority to be ready for possible terrorist for Seoul Military Intelligence Detachment gives Threat becoming a target, and keeping information fromthreats. Thus, AT, OPSEC, and TARP training are Awareness Reporting Program training at the Multi-Pur- the enemy inadvertently.”conducted on USAG Yongsan every three months to pose Training Facility, Sep. 11. - U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Each year, USAG Yongsan ensures that each ofprepare and equip Servicemembers and Civilians to Han Samuel its members is made fully aware of antiterroristbe able to safeguard the garrison from terrorism. measures through training such as these. To learn The training, which was conducted by Special “Threat Awareness Reporting Program Training more about proper antiterrorism measures, notifyAgent Otis Stanley, counter intelligence agent is about keeping people aware of the possible threats your supervisor or contact the antiterrorism office atfor Seoul Military Intelligence Detachment, that exist here in Korea,” Stanley said. DSN 738-7318.was provided in both English and Korean to The class highlighted the fact that each individual “I feel that this training is paramount becauseaccommodate for both ROK and U.S. parties. was responsible for keeping information obtained it takes one individual to take down a wholeThrough the training, Servicemembers and Civilians on garrison confidential. Stanley explained that organization,” Stanley said. “So if we can raiseon USAG Yongsan were made aware of preventative threats could come from both the outside and awareness about the importance of safeguardingmeasures against possible terrorist threats. The first the inside, meaning garrison members needed to information about the U.S. from others, then we willtraining provided was TARP. exercise caution at all times. He added that in the be able to protect our country.” x
  • SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 USAG YONGSAN USAG-Y • PAGE 8 http://yongsan.korea.army.milYongsan shows off Open Mic Night talentBy Sgt. Kevin Frazier v News & Noteskevin.frazier.mil@mail.mil Gate #14 (Hospital Gate) Service Hours YONGSAN GARRISON -- Soldiers Starting Wednesday, August 1, 2012, Gate #14 (Hospital Gate)of Headquarters and Headquarters will now have the following hoursCompany, United States Army to prepare for the new upcoming DoDDS school hours:Garrison Yongsan welcomed a newFirst Sergeant during a change of 0600-0900 & 1400-1600 24/7 ESPGresponsibility ceremony here, Sept. 6. Soldiers of HHC stood in formationas the company guidon was passedfrom Sgt. 1st Class Ronald Nagy to the Emergency Dialing Procedures1st Sgt. Donna S. Swan. <OFF POST> “Sgt. 1st Class Nagy was not only agreat leader, but a friend who I have - OFF post residents should call 119 NOT 911 to reach Fire andreally learned a lot from, said Capt. Ambulance ONLY - For police emergencies, call 112Vladislav Silayev, company commander - Know your local Korean address,for HHC, USAG Yongsan. “He will including name of “Dong“ or local neighborhoodreally be missed and appreciated for (-especially if home has no landall his hard work and dedication to this line) (-especially if calling from cell)unit.” Nagy showed his appreciation <ON POST>to everyone that played a big role - ON post residents can reach Fire by dialingin helping him to accomplish the - From DSN, call 117 or 911Garrison mission every day. - From commercial and cell, call: “HHC has had minimum incidents Yongsan 0505-738-0117;since Sgt. 1st Class Nagy took Hannam 0505-738-0117; K-16 0505-741-6001responsibility of this unit as firstsergeant and that says a lot about himas a leader,” said Command Sgt. Maj.Daniel L. Willing, command sergeant Mailroom service noticemajor of USAG Yongsan. Due to manpower cutbacks, the Swan, who pinned on her USAG Yongsan consolidateddiamond during a frocking ceremony mailroom will stop Saturday mail pick-up and delivery operationsimmediately before the change of effective September 1, 2012. Thisresponsibility, shared her thoughts includes personal package and parcel delivery. Monday to Fridayand appreciation to the Garrison operations remain the same. This change does not affect theand everyone for coming out to the USPS Post Office. We regret anyceremony. inconvenience this may cause our customers. “I would like thank CommandSgt. Maj. Willing for giving me theopportunity to be a part of this unitand look forward to serving with Capt. FMWR CATV customer serviceSilayev,” she said. “Sgt. 1st Class Nagy’s The Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan guidon office relocatedoutstanding leadership will never be was passed from Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Willing to 1st Sgt. Donna S. Swan during Beginning June 1, FMWR CATV willforgotten.” x the change of responsibility ceremony, Sept. 6.- U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kevin Frazier no longer be offering services at the ACS building. All transactions (opening, closing, payment, clearing) must be made at our business office (Bldg 4891) located on MP Hill, just above the Auto Skills Shop. The business hours are Monday-Friday from 0800-1900, and Saturday and holidays from 0800-1700. Closed on Sundays. For more information, call 738-2288. Moyer CAC change in Operating Hours Effective Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 NEW HOURS Monday-Friday: 1000-1900 Saturday-Sunday: 1000-2000 KN-US Holidays: 1000-1900 Yongsan Community Update Brief The Yongsan Community Update Brief will be held on Monday, September 24 from 1530 - 1700 at the South Post Chapel. Area II Town Halls K-16 Air Field, Sept. 19, 1800-2000 K-16 CAC Yongsan, Sept. 26, 1200-1400 ACS, Room 118 For a complete list of community information news and notes, visit the USAG Yongsan official website at http://yongsan.korea.army.mail
  • PAGE 10www.army.mil/korea CHAPLAIN THE MORNING CALM Area I Worship Schedule Area II Worship Schedule Area III Worship Schedule Area IV Worship ScheduleCollective Protestant Liturgical Sunday 9:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel Collective Traditional Collective ProtestantSunday 10 a.m. Stone Chapel Traditional Sunday 9:30 a.m. Brian Allgood Hospital Sunday 11 a.m. Freedom Chapel Sunday 9 a.m. Camp WalkerSunday 11 a.m. Stanley Chapel Contemporary Sunday 9 a.m. South Post Chapel 10 a.m. Camp CarrollSunday 11 a.m. Warrior Chapel Sunday 10:30 a.m. K-16 Chapel Spanish 1 p.m. Freedom ChapelSunday 4 p.m. Hovey Chapel Sunday 11 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel Gospel Noon Camp WalkerSunday 9:30 a.m. West Casey Chapel Nondenominational Chapel Next 5 p.m. Freedom Chapel Church of Christ 4:40 p.m. Camp Walker Sunday 11 a.m. South Post Chapel Liturgical 7:30 a.m. Camp Walker Gospel Sunday 1 p.m. South Post Chapel Korean Worship Wed 7 p.m. Freedom ChapelLiturgical Protestant Protestant Sunday School 12:30 p.m. Freedom Chapel ContemporarySunday 11 a.m. Stanley Chapel Mision Pentecostal Hispana Wednesday 7 p.m. Camp Carroll Sunday 2:30 p.m. Hannam Village Chapel Korea Women Bible Study Tue, 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel Sunday 6 p.m. Camp Walker KATUSA Bible Study 6 p.m. Freedom ChapelGospel United Pentecostal KATUSASunday 10:15 a.m. Memorial Chapel Sunday 1 p.m. Memorial Chapel PWOC Bible Study Wed 6:30 p.m. Freedom Chapel Tuesday 6 p.m. Camp WalkerSunday 11 a.m. Stanley Chapel Thursday 6:30 p.m. Camp Carroll Spanish Bible Study Thur,7 p.m. Freedom Chapel KATUSA Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel Catholic Mass Catholic ServicesCOGIC Seventh-Day Adventist Sunday 9 a.m. Freedom Chapel Sunday 10:30 a.m. Camp WalkerSunday 12:30 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Saturday 9:30 a.m. Brian Allgood Hospital M, W, T, F 11:45 a.m. Freedom Chapel 11:45 a.m. Camp Carroll Tues., Thurs 11:30 a.m. Camp Walker Episcopal Sunday 11 a.m. Brian Allgood Hospital Religious education Sun 10 a.m., Freedom ChapelKATUSA Tue 6 p.m.Sunday 7 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Catholic Services Latter-day Saints worship POC: daegubp@gmail.comTuesday 6:30 p.m. Stone Chapel MCCW 3rd Th 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel Catholic Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel PWOC Wed 9:30 a.m. Freedom ChapelCatholic Services/Mass Sunday 8 a.m. Memorial Chapel The Command Chaplain’s Office is here toSunday 9 a.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Sunday 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel PMOC 1st Sat 8:30 a.m. AMC perform, provide, or coordinate total religiousSunday 11:30 a.m. West Casey Chapel M, W, T, F 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel Youth of the Garrison Friday 6:30 p.m. CAC Rec Annex support to the United Nations Command, U.S. 1st Sat. 9 a.m. Memorial ChapelLatter-day Saints Worship Forces Korea and Eighth U.S. Army Service-Sunday 4 p.m. West Casey Chapel Jewish Friday 7 p.m. South Post Chapel members, their families and authorized civilians across the full spectrum of operations fromLatter-day Saints worship POC: northernbp@gmail.com Latter-day Saints worship POC: seoulbp@gmail.com Latter-day Saints worship POC: cphumphreysbp@gmail.com armistice to war. Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contactArea I and USAG-Red Cloud Chaplains Area II and USAG Yongsan Chaplains Area III and USAG-Humphreys Chaplains Area IV and USAG Daegu ChaplainsChaplain (Lt. Col.) Suk Jong Lee: Chaplain (Maj.) Robert E. Marsi: Chaplain (Maj.) John Chun: Chaplain (Maj.) James Drake:sukjong.lee@us.army.mil, 732-6169 robert.marsi@us.army.mil, 738-3009 john.chun.mil@mail.mil 754-7274 james.drake1@us.army.mil, 764-5455Chaplain (Maj.) Alfred Grondski: Chaplain (Maj.) Michael Frailey Chaplain (Capt.) Michael Roberts Chaplain (Maj.) Charlie Leealfred.grondski@us.army.mil, 732-6016 michael.l.frailey.mil@mail.mil, 738-3058 michael.r.roberts@us.army.mil, 754-7042 sun.c.lee4.mil@mail.mil, 765-8991 PAID ADVERTISING - HALF PAGE
  • PAGE 12www.army.mil/korea FEATURE THE MORNING CALMBusan’s Haeundae Beach is a big annual draw for Koreans and foreign tourists seeking fun in the sun and surf. For a small price beachgoers can rent an umbrella, pad andinflatable tube for a day. Hotels and restaurants are minutes away from the beach. – U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff TrothSun, surf, sand await at Haeundae By Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth six feet. A well-equipped platoon of life and amphibians. An 80-meter tunnel jefferey.l.troth.mil@mail.mil guards – some on the beach, others on along the “seabed” allows visitors to walk jet skis – keeps a watchful eye over those along the ocean floor with various sea BUSAN – If you missed getting to the in and near the water. creatures swimming above. beach this summer, you’ve got something For a small price beachgoers can rent Busan’s Haedong Yonggung Temple is to look forward to next season with a trip an umbrella, a mat they can lay on the on a cliff just 10 minutes from Haeundae. to Busan, South Korea’s second-largest sand, and a flotation device. The temple was built in 1376 and city and principal seaport. Those wanting to get on the Internet has besides its main sanctuary a giant Busan, on the peninsula’s southeast, can do so thanks to the free WiFi Busan gold Buddha and a Buddhist Goddess is a city that has everything – six beaches provides at all its beaches and 19 other of Mercy, before which visitors light – including the ever-popular Haeundae – tourist venues. incense. mountain trails, traditional and modern For a good look at what lives below For more tourist information about shopping districts, spas, temples and the water’s surface, the Busan Aquarium, Busan, visit http://english.busan. fortresses. which is on Haeundae Beach, is the place go.kr, http://etour.busan.go.kr/, http:// Getting to Busan is easy and quick to do it. visitkorea.or.kr/mapInfo.kto?func_ if you grab the Korea Train eXpress, or Its three underground levels contain name=depth2&md=enu&lang_ KTX, which covers the 250 miles from 35,000 species of fish, algae, reptiles se=ENG&area_code=6. x Seoul Station to Busan in just 2.5 hours. Before you begin your journey though, get online at http://www.korail. com/ and purchase your KTX ticket, as seats have to be reserved. Bus and taxi stands are right outside Busan Station to get you to your hotel. Mine was near Haeundae Beach, less than 30 minutes by bus. I decided on a trip to Haeundae because of its crescent-shaped white-A sail boat glides past as beachgoers take sand beach and the numerous activitiestheir summer ease on the white sands of it affords.Haeundae. – U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st The swim area extends pretty far but A rented inflatable tube is nice for riding the waves but not necessary for enjoying theClass Jeff Troth I didn’t encounter water deeper than water. – U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff TrothBusan’s Yonggungsa is a temple on Korea’s seacoast and a favorite spot for watching the sun rise. Erected in 1376 and just 10 minutes up the coast from Haeundae Beach, thetemple is home to a giant gold Buddha and a Buddhist Goddess of Mercy. – U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth
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  • SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 USAG HUMPHREYS USAG-H • PAGE 15 www.army.mil/koreaThe Dog Show entertains communityBy Victoria Choi best tricks category, and a $25 gift cardUSAG Humphreys Public Affairs for first place in the best dressed cat- egory. CAMP HUMPHREYS — Excellent Other participants did not go homeweather, fantastic tricks, happy dogs empty-handed either. Several bags ofand their owners. Camp Humphreys dog food were given away in apprecia-Commissary the third Annual Dog tion for participating.Show had it all here, Sept 8. According to Marcus E. Brice, the The Humphreys Commissary store worker leader at the commis-brought a dog-loving part of the com- sary, the dog show is getting biggermunity together and organized a dog here.show that featured best tricks and “[The] first year there were onlybest dressed contests. one or two dogs, but we now have a The event was organized by com- nice bunch of them,” said Brice.missary and sponsored by Purina, a Ten dogs participated and morepet food producing company. dogs were present to enjoy the show “Here at the commissary, we always and support their playmates.try to think about customer satisfac- “I like seeing members of the com-tion and organize more events like munity taking their own time to comethis one. The purpose of this event out and supporting the event. Weis to keep our customers happy,” said want to say thank you and give some-Nam, Chol-yun, the merchandising thing back to them at least,” Bricemanager at the commissary. added. Participants registered their dogs Pagi Speegle, the owner of Callie,for the contest at noon and the show who won first place in the best tricksstarted at 1 p.m., outside of the com- category and Blondie, the secondmissary. Dogs were divided into two place winner in the best dressed cat-groups according to their sizes – big egory, said that she enjoyed the showand small. Participants from each and got a chance to socialize.group demonstrated their tricks and “I am glad that they put this eventshowed off their outfits. together, I was not expecting it and it Decisions were made by the judges, is so nice.” said Speegle.winners were announced and they re- JJ, the 2011 Korean Dog Showceived commissary gift cards. $50 gift champion wrapped up the show bycard was awarded for first place in the performing breathtaking tricks. xTop, Pagi Speegle (left) performs a trick with her dog Callie, the best tricks category winner. Above, Oh, Yun-mi (left) and Staff Sgt. John Grisati poses for a photo with their dogKoko, the best dressed category winner. — U.S. Army photo by Victoria Choi.
  • USAG-H • PAGE 16www.army.mil/korea USAG HUMPHREYS THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Ration Control and DBIDS Offices Closed HEAT informs newcomers By Sgt. Han, Jae-ho change, set up information booths to Hundreds of visitors obtained in- Ration Control and DBIDS offices USAG Humphreys Public Affairs share information about many servic- formation on available services. Carol will be closed on Sep 14 to support es and activities available here. Chipps, a spouse, thought the fair was a mandatory unit function. The CAMP HUMPHREYS — Camp “We are here to inform the public valuable for newcomers. offices will be open for business Humphreys hosted Humphreys En- about ration control at Camp Hum- “We just came here three weeks ago Thursday and following Monday tertainment and Information Activi- phreys,” said Sgt. Christopher Harner and were feeling lost. We attended during normal posted hours. CIF ties Tailgate (HEAT) at Zoeckler Gym of Headquarters and Headquarters the newcomer’s orientation and got will be open normal operation on Sept. 6. Company, U.S. Army Garrison Hum- lots of information, but it then led to hours on Friday. Dozens of community agencies, phreys. Harner represented Ration many more questions,” Chipps said. including Directorate of Emergency Control office. “I think this is great. There are 9/11 Memorial Ruck March Services, Civilian Personnel Advisory “I think this is an excellent event. many great booths set up here and I Alpha Company 304th ESB will be Center, Community Activity Center, We get to inform the community got lots of information that I needed hosting the 2nd annual 9/11 Memo- United Service Organizations, United about the opportunities that are avail- today. I don’t know if this was the first rial Ruck March Sep 14-16. Families Club Spouses and Civilians Associa- able in the garrison and that is a great time HEAT was held, but it should not and soldiers are encouraged and tion, and Army Substance Abuse Ex- thing.” Harner added. be the last,” added Chipps. x welcome to participate. An incen- tive is offered to those who would like to take up the challenge. For those who choose not to attempt in the challenge are welcome to participate and are not required to carry any equipment. For more information or to volunteer contact Spc. Kulick at stephen.m.kulick. mil@mail.mil. Bingo at Tommy D’s cancelled Bingo at Tommy D’s on Sept 15 has been cancelled because of the Tex- as Hold’em Tournament. Annual Boys & Girls Club of America Kid’s Day The annual Boys & Girls Club of America Kid’s Day will be held at the Zoeckler Sports Field from 10 am-1 pm on Sep 15. All parents and their children are encouraged to participate in this time of fun and Family Unity. The Youth Cen- ter Annex (Bldg 111) will be closed in support of National Kids Day. In addition, the Youth Center (Bldg Victor Arthur (middle), the suicide prevention program manager, informs Carol Chipps (right) about the program. — U.S. Army photo 427) will be closed from 1-4 p.m. by Sgt. Han, Jae-ho. Camp Humphreys hosts triathlon The Youth Center will re-open at 4 p.m. We will have a Bowling Party at the Bowling Center from 6-9 p.m. Come and Join Us! Clean-Up AK Plaza Day Clean-Up AK Plaza Day will be held By Kendra Moore cess.” Ficek added. best was given by Cody Chesser, who on Sept 15. Meet at the USO and we USAG Humphreys Public Affairs The comment that may have em- was there to cheer his father on, when will head out to Pyeongtaek AK braced the idea of this family event he said, “Be good daddy, love you.” x Plaza from 9:30-11:30 a.m. to clean CAMP HUMPHREYS — The up. Call 753-6281 (031-690-6281) for Splish & Splash Water Park rode its fi- Top finishers further information. nal waves of the season by hosting the - Men’s (29 under): Bradley Williams - Women’s (29 under): Candice Johnson Children and Adult Triathlon on Sept. - Men’s (30 - 39): Brian Joseph - Women’s (30 - 39): Katie Tibbetts Humphreys 10 Miler 8, a day before its doors closed. - Men’s (over 40): John Venable - Women’s (over 40): Bareara Garner Prepare for the upcoming Hum- “This is the first time we combined - Youth Girl: Kara Black - Youth Boy: Brice Bulotovich phreys 10 Miler on Sept 15. Long children’s event with adults to bring - Team: 4/2 Bronies run (7-8 miles) departing from the in more competitors,” stated Lonnie Super Gym at 6 a.m. Call 753-3253 Herring, the sports director of morale, welfare and recreation. Tennis for Beginners There were about 40 children and - Saturday, Sept 15 – An Introduc- 85 adults participating in this year’s tion to Tennis for Beginners free triathlon competition. clinic will be held at the Post Ten- “Last year, we ran our first youth nis courts starting at 9 a.m. on Sept triathlon and it was a success,” said 15. Racquets and balls will be pro- Bradley Ficek, the youth sports direc- vided by the Super Gym or bring tor for Child, Youth and School ser- your own racquet. Open to anyone vices. “So we wanted to do it annually.” 18 years and above. Call 753-8825 The youths had an early start at (031-690-8825) for more informa- 7:30 a.m.;the adult event took place tion. an hour later. “The children did the triathlon this morning, now they are Deep Stack Texas Hold’em cheering their mom and dad on in Deep Stack Texas Hold’em will take the adult triathlon,” Ficek continued. place at Tommy D’s on Sept 15. Buy- “This turns out to be a family event.” in starts at 11 am, Play starts at 12:30 Col. Darin S. Conkright, the Unit- p.m. $100 Buy-in, $50 Re-Buy. Top ed States Army Garrison Humphreys 3 finishers receive Gift Cards. Call Commander, presented the winners 753-7532 (031-690-7532) for more with awards. information. “The team work that we have Col. Darin S. Conkright, USAG Humphreys Commander, presents an award to Staff Sgt. makes an event like this a huge suc- Bradley Williams. — U.S. Army photo by Edward Johnson
  • USAG-H • PAGE 18www.army.mil/korea MORNING CALM THE MORNING CALMSuicide prevention and intervention The article detailed the humble be- strategies readily available. ginnings and the tragic end of two A Service member or Family mem- Soldiers who committed suicide. The ber that commits suicide is an institu- article addressed the warm and prom- tional and world tragedy that affects ising emotions of the families before not only the person that committed the suicide and the horror and anger suicide but also their family and loved after the suicides. ones. The article also covered some dis- The Army Suicide Prevention Pro- turbing statistical data on who com- gram is part of the big Army strategy mits suicide in the military. Since for reducing and eventually elimi- 2001, 4,486 U.S. Soldiers have died in nating suicide, suicide ideation and Iraq, 1,950 have died in Afghanistan suicidal gestures. As the suicide pre- and 2, 676 have died by suicide. 95 vention program manager, I am com- percent were male. 95 percent were mitted to serving the community to enlisted. 80 percent were Caucasian. the best of my ability. My intentions 47 percent were under the age of 25. are to continue educating the com- 41 percent had received outpatient munity on the effects of suicide andHumphreys Public Affairs Office ment “Black Horse” based in Fulda behavior health services. 34 percent how it can be prevented. and the 2nd ACR based in Nurem- communicated the intent to die to September is designated as Sui- My name is Victor Arthur. I am berg). I am originally from a small someone. 30 percent had a failed inti- cide Prevention Awareness Month.the new suicide prevention program town in eastern North Carolina. I am mate relationship in the prior month. Throughout the month the Armymanager for the U.S. Army Garrison married and have two daughters. 20 percent were prescribed antide- Substance Abuse, Suicide PreventionHumphreys. I would also like to share with you, pressants. Program will host activities that will Before I talk suicide prevention some statistical data on suicide with- The statistical data is astounding. focus on the prevention and the inter-and intervention, I would like to give in the Army and a brief outline on my There has been a suicide committed vention of suicide. The activities in-you a short bio of myself. plans to combat suicide within our by a Soldier nearly every day of 2012. clude setting up informational booths I recently retired as a senior non community. Families are being torn apart and lives and tables throughout the communi-commissioned officer from the U.S. Suicide doesn’t have an individual are being altered in ways never seen ty, workshop with guest speakers thatArmy. I served as a health care spe- face but it does have individual pain in the past or present by military and will present topics on family advocacycialist (combat medic). My first duty and individual sorrow. civilian officials. Even with all the and financial readiness, spiritual andstation as a Soldier was Fort Riley, There was a recent article in Time collected data, we do not have a solu- physical fitness, and family and selfKansas (The BIG RED ONE). I have Magazine titled “More U.S. Soldiers tion to the problem or a reason why care.been assigned to infantry, artillery have killed themselves than have Soldiers are taking their own lives at I look forward to serving ourand cavalry units (The most famous died in the Afghan War. Why can’t such an alarming rate. However, we community and our guardians ofwere the 11th Armored Cavalry Regi- the Army win the War on Suicide?” do have prevention and intervention freedom.x
  • SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 USAG DAEGU USAG-D • PAGE 21 http://daegu.korea.army.mil Programs and Services Orientation Course draws key leaders Story by Mary B. Grimes Daegu Administrative Officer and coor- mary.b.grimes@us.army.mil dinator of the course Mal Passmore. “In turn, they would further educate mem- DAEGU GARRISON — The United bers of their respective proponents of States Army Garrison Daegu Commmu- these services.” nity Conference Room on Camp Henry USAG Daegu Commander Col. Kath- was the gathering place Sept. 6 for Com- leen Gavle opened the half-day orienta- manders, Command Sgt. Majors, First tion session, followed by Area IV Senior Sergeants, and their spouses, new to Area Responsible Officer (SRO) Brig. Gen. IV and the Southeast Hub. The assembly Paul C. Hurley, Commanding General, was in support of a Programs and Servic- 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Com- es Orientation Course aimed specifically mand. During his presentation, the Hur- at the commands’ senior leadership. ley emphasized the importance of family “The Programs and Services Orienta- support, as well as the significant role tion Course is something that the (USAG the Garrison staff plays in ensuring Sol- Daegu) command felt would be ideal for diers and Family members are aware of key leaders in making them more knowl- the various services that are available to edgeable of the various programs and them. services that are available,” said USAG USAG Daegu leaders attending the course included, but were not lim- makes for a continued best practice ited to representatives from every effort by key leaders.” Garrison Directorate and support of- “The Programs and Services Ori- fice, the American Red Cross, USO, entation Course proved to be an DODEA schools, Civilian Personnel ideal way for incoming personnel to Advisory Center (CPAC), the Ex- not only find out what services are change and DeCA. available to them, but to discover “The Programs and Services Orien- what the Garrison can do for them,” tation Course was very informative,” Passmore said, noting that planning said USAG Daegu Director of Logis- for next year’s Programs and Ser- tics, Randy Chenniault. “A number vices Orientation course has already of things came out of the session that started. x (Top) Brig. Gen. Paul C. Hurley, Commanding General, 19th ESC, addresses key points regarding family support issues during the Programs and Services Orientation Course hosted by USAG Daegu, Sep 6th on Camp Henry. (Left) Colonel Kathleen A. Gavle, Commander USAG Daegu, speaks to key leaders and representatives from across USAG Daegu and the Southeast Hub.Area IV firefighters hone their skills during live fire burnStory and photos by Cpl. Jeong, Hyuk-soo “Firefighters play an important role in our communi-hyuksoo.jeong@us.army.mil ty.” one firefighter said. “Being a firefighter means being ready to respond to an emergency. To be able to do that DAEGU GARRISON — Area IV firefighters, joined requires that we constantly improve upon our existingby Col. Kathleen Gavle, Commander, U.S. Army Garri- skills.”son Daegu, had an opportunity to train together during The live fire training allowed Gavle an opportunity toa live fire burn exercise held at the Camp Carroll Fire see firsthand how well prepared the USAG Daegu fire-Emergency Services “Burn House” Sept. 4. The well-cho- fighters truly are. The Garrison Commander donned thereographed training consisted of, among other things, a appropriate firefighting attire, and stepped in to assist inthorough briefing of the day’s event to Gavle. the live fire practice drill. By all accounts, the training According to fire officials, the exercise was designed to exercise went smoothly. For three firefighters, the eventallow firefighters a chance to hone their firefighting and provided them an opportunity to certify and advance tolife-saving skills. the Firefighter II level.x Before starting the live fire burn exercise, USAG Daegu Commander Col. Kathleen A. USAG Daegu firefighters including USAG Daegu Commander Col. Kathleen A. Gavle,Gavle (left) receives instructions from USAG Daegu Firefighters. She then manned one of (third from left on the hose) practice employment and control of the fire hose during livethe hoses and fought the fire, Sept. 4 on Camp Carroll. fire burn training held on Camp Carroll Sept. 4.
  • USAG-D • PAGE 22http://daegu.korea.army.mil USAG DAEGU THE MORNING CALMSoldiers and family members of 194th CSSB learn to build stronger bondsStory and photos by Sgt. Danielle Ferrer tation that relationship skills come to us501st SBDE Public Affairs all automatically but they do not. We seek to provide skills training and an DAEGU GARRISON — It was three opportunity for individuals to practicedays filled with laughter, learning and what they have learned during free timerelaxation as Soldiers from the 194th and other structured events.”Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, The courses given during the Strong501st Sustainment Brigade attended the Bonds retreat are a set of videos en-Strong Bonds Marriage Retreat at the titled, Laughing Your Way to a BetterDragon Hill Lodge, Yongsan, Aug 15 – 17. Marriage, by Mark Gungor, a senior The Strong Bonds Program, which pastor of Celebration Church, which ismade its debut in 1999, is a chaplain a multi-site church with five campusesled program for commanders which is across Wisconsin.intended to help build relationship re- The four-part series focuses on wayssiliency amongst the Soldiers and their to improve communication and howfamily members. spouses can better understand the op- “I was engaged from the very begin- posite sex. Each seminar is filled withning. The speaker brought to light the humor as well as deep and serious dis-challenges and solutions to some very cussions about problems that existreal problems in marriage,” said Sgt. within marriages.Cameron Snowden, an electronics war- For Spc. Kiah Glover, Driver’s Train-fare sergeant for 194th CSSB. ing Academy Clerk, Headquarters and Army Spc. Kiah Glover, Driver’s Training Academy Clerk, and his wife, PFC Jerrica Glover, HHC Although this was a marriage retreat, Headquarters Company, 194th CSSB Orderly Room Clerk, both assigned to the 194th CSSB, 501st Sustainment Brigade enjoy the viewthe event was also open to Soldiers who and his wife, PFC Jerrica Glover, HHC of the grounds surrounding the Dragon Hill Lodge during the Strong Bonds Marriage Retreat heldare geographical bachelors/bachelor- Orderly Room Clerk, 194th CSSB, the Aug. 15 – 17 at USAG Yongsan.ettes. classes offered a new insight. tools that will help as grow stronger for joy all of the amenities that the Dragon “The speaker that was chosen puts “I enjoyed the seminars that we had years to come.” Hill Lodge had to offer. Nestled in themarriage in a perspective that any age during the retreat; they really broke For Hill, the feeling was very much heart of USAG Yongsan, the Dragongroup can understand,” said Snowden, down the issues that many couples the same. “Personally I love the Rela- Hill is the premiere lodging destinationwho has been married for two and a half experience in a relationship,” said Jer- tionship Skills Training,” Hill said. “It for US Army Soldiers, who are eitheryears and is also a geographical bach- rica. “It gave myself and probably many helps me in my own relationships as in transit or looking for a place to relaxelor. others an eye-opener not only with well as the interaction I get with attend- during holidays or long weekends. The retreat was lead by Battalion ourselves but our significant others in ees both in and outside of the “class” en- “The whole event was a great experi-Chaplain (Capt.) Jeff Hill, 194th CSSB. terms of the way we think and how we vironment.” ence in general,” said Jerrica. “I enjoyed “The most benefit these events have interpret things differently.” It wasn’t all classes and discussions the classes, the food, the relaxed atmo-to couples and single Soldiers is in Rela- “I found the experience to be great during the three-day retreat. Follow- sphere, being with other married cou-tionship Skills Training,” Hill said. “Un- for us as a young married couple,” said ing class time, the participants were al- pled and the company of my husbandfortunately there seems to be an expec- Glover. “I believe it gave us both useful lowed ample free time to relax and en- of course.” x Korea’s best dining facility feeds the force Story by Cpl. Lim Sung-jun er. “All other branches, all the Reserve components, a celebration of well-executed exercise, and it gave sung-jun.lim@us.army.mil National Guard units and even the ROKA soldiers Soldiers nutritional meals to boost soldiers’ morale contributed to the increased number of soldiers for the rest of the exercise.” Williams said. DAEGU GARRISON — The Daegu Mountain coming in here.” Each soldier on the DFAC staff is The staff of the Daegu Mountain Inn Dining Facil- Inn Dining Facility(DFAC) on average feeds 150 equipped to feed 50 customers each per meal, but ity worked longer hours, provided extra meals and Soldiers from Camp Walker and Camp Henry un- for the exercise they had to contract out for Kore- fed more customers due to routine training and at- til the 2012 Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise in- an cooks and get help from other units to serve the tention to details. creased its mission. largely increased headcount. “They didn’t complain at all even though they The DFAC, which accommodates 120 people at During UFG, 8th Army personnel that came down worked such long hours, and I really appreciate one time, was forced to feed quadruple the amount to Camp Walker planned to set up a field kitchen them for their hard work and dedication without daily due to an influx of customers here for the ex- to feed their personnel, however, the plan was can- any complaint”, Williams said. “In the future, we will ercise. celled due to a typhoon that was heading straight for keep trying our best to execute with excellence, serv- During UFG, the DFAC provided food services for the Korean peninsula. Therefore, the 8th Army food ing the most fair and decent meals.” extra soldiers and servicemen on the Korean penin- specialists assisted the Daegu Mountain Inn staff by The Daegu Mountain Inn Dining Facility, who sula as well as additional forces that came from over- providing one non-commissioned officer and two won the Philip A. Connelly Award at the 8th Army seas just to participate in the exercise. soldiers each shift. level, also fed senior leaders such as Gen. James “Unlike normal days, over 700 people came On top of their increased mission output, the D. Thurman, United States Forces Korea com- through here during the exercise,” said Sgt. 1st Class DFAC provided a Victory Meal in the middle of the mander, and Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson, 8th Army John Williams, Daegu Mountain Inn DFAC manag- exercise to motivate soldiers. “The Victory Meal was commander. x