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  • The latest news from the Army in Korea is available online at: www.Army.mil/KoreaSEPTEMBER 28, 2012 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea Volume 10, Issue 49 FULL SCALE EXERCISE Daegu flexes emergency muscles Story and photo by Cpl. Jeong, Hyuk-soo hyuksoo.jeong@us.army.mil DAEGU GARRISON — Being prepared means being ready to respond at a moment’s notice. That’s why practice really does make per- fect. This age–old adage came to life Sept. 10-13 as emergency crews from throughout U.S. Army Garrison Daegu and the Southeast Hub came to- gether to participate in a full scale exercise, test- ing emergency planning and response to multiple and simultaneous events. Although a training exercise, the event re- quired the same level of attention to detail and quick reaction from start to finish as would be found in an actual activity. With news of a simu- lated bomb explosion at Busan’s Pier 8, a VBIED at Camp Carroll’s Gate 1, and a bomb threat in Garrison HQ on Camp Henry, emergncy re- sponders immediately took the necessary steps to ensure security and safety and maintain calm. In addition to the these threats, a simulated helo crash on the Camp Walker helipad added even greater stress to the training. As the Garrison Installation Operations Cen- ter (IOC) controlled response and resource allo- cation, and kept the community aware of actions and responses. Military Police, medical personnel and USAG Daegu firefighters showed the depth of their skills as they took charge at the scenes , brought “roaring” fires under control, and moved quickly to save as many victims as they could. Appropriate first aid medical treatment was pro- vided to those who had sustained injuries. At the end of the simulated training exercise, an after action session allowed USAG Daegu leadership and participants a chance to review their list of lessons learned. Overall, the exercise USAG Daegu firefighters extract a pilot from a simulated was deemed a hard-fought success.x helicopter crash during the Full Scale Exercise. GARRISONSInside Cmd. Perspective P02 Seonbichon Mentoring USAG Red Cloud P04 village tour DAS journalism USAG Casey P04 students USAG Yongsan P07 See See USAG Humphreys P15 USAG Daegu P21 Page Page 12 21 There will be no Morning Calm Weekly Oct. 5 due to Chuseok.
  • NEWS • PAGE 2www.army.mil/korea MORNING CALM THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Published by The United States Army Garrison Humphreys Public Affairs Office Managing Editor: Edward N. Johnson Senior Editor: Sgt. Han, Jae-ho USAG RED CLOUD Commander: Col. John M. Scott Public Affairs Officer: Kevin Jackson Writer/Editor: Franklin Fisher Public Affairs NCOIC: Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth New MAD 7 greets USAG Daegu and Area IV Staff Writer: Pvt. Lee Seong-su By CSM Michael E. Diggs, Sr. Troy Parnell, the outgoing Garrison USAG YONGSAN Command Sgt. Maj., USAG Daegu CSM. He has built a reputation for suc- Commander: Col. Michael L. Masley Public Affairs Officer: Mark Abueg cess and teamwork within the commu- Writer/Editor: Sgt. Choi Sung-il DAEGU GARRISON — Greetings nity and I plan to work hard to main- Staff Writers: Sgt. Kevin Frazier, Cpl. Han Samuel, to all the Soldiers, KATUSAs, Civilians, tain those strong bonds. Pfc. Lee Hyo-kang Intern: Susan MacDonald Retirees and their Family members in Over the next few weeks I will be Area IV and U.S. Army Garrison Dae- traveling throughout the community USAG HUMPHREYS gu. I am Command Sgt. Maj. Michael and meeting as many of you as I can. Commander: Col. Darin S. Conkright Public Affairs Officer: Edward N. Johnson E. Diggs Sr., and as of Wednesday the Please if you see me feel free to stop Command Information Officer: Steven Hoover new U.S. Army Garrison Daegu Com- me, say hello and tell me how things Staff Writer: Sgt. Han Jae-ho mand Sergeant Major. are going here in the Garrison. If you USAG DAEGU I am just arriving from being the have a question I will find the answer Commander: Col. Kathleen A. Gavle CSM for the Special Troops Battalion at and get back to you! Don’t forget the Public Affairs Officer: Philip Molter Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and despite ICE system is the best way – monitored Command Information Officer: Mary Grimes the fact that I have been in the great and tracked and confidential – to get Staff Writer: Cpl. Jeong Hyuk-soo Intern: Lee Seung-bin, Kim Hye-in, Park Gi-bum U.S. Army for more than two decades, your questions answered and also to believe it or not this is my first time to give both positive and, if needed, nega- This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for be stationed in the Republic of Korea. tive feedback to the community service members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The So far in my limited travels around providers. Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views our wide-spread camps I have seen Most of you know that the USAG of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial nothing but a great group of profes- — CSM Michael E. Diggs, Sr. — Daegu philosophy is embodied in our content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of sionals and a great community. I very Garrison Motto – Make A Difference U.S. Army Garrisons in Korea. Circulation: 9,500 much look forward to working and I, and truly the whole community, (MAD). I am MAD 7 and I plan to stay Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way learning from every single one of you. owe a debt of gratitude to Master Sgt. MAD as much as possible! x 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. Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising Telephone: DSN 315-738-5005 Fax: (02) 790-5795 E-mail: oppress@kornet.net Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Phone: DSN 738-4068 E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil USAG Daegu’s new Command Sgt. Major Michael E. Diggs, Sr. assumes his responsibilities as he receives the NCO Sword from USAG Daegu Commander Col. Kathleen A. Gavle in a Change of Responsibility Ceremony held Wednesday on Camp Henry. — U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Jeong, Hyuk-soo Military Police Blotter The following entries were excerpted from the police blotters the previous week. These en- tries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. Area I Traffic Accident with Injuries; tion involving Subject #1. Subject #2 Assault Consummated by a Bat- Victim #1 notified the USAG Yong- was observed by SF exiting the gate tery; Witness #1 notified the USAG san PMO of a Traffic Accident that without her escort, Subject #1. Sub- Casey PMO of an Assault. Investiga- occurred off post. Investigation re- ject #1 was issued an Escort Revoca- tion revealed Subject #1 and Victim vealed Subject #1, while operating a tion letter. #1 were involved in a verbal alterca- POV, failed to obey a traffic signal Submitting stories or photos to tion which turned physical when and struck Victim #1’s POV, with Underage Drinking; While SF Subject #1 struck Victim #1 with an Victim #2 as a passenger. Victim #2 were conducting a random PBT at The Morning Calm Weekly open hand. Subject #1 was appre- was transported to the Brain Allgood Osan AB, Subject #1 was adminis- Send your Letters to the Editor, guest commen- hended and transported to the USAG Army Community Hospital, USAG tered a PBT, with a result of 0.033% taries, story submissions, photos and other Casey PMO where she was advised Yongsan where she was treated and BAC. A check of Subject #1’s ID items to: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. of her legal rights, which she waived released for minor back injuries. card revealed he is under the legal All items are subject to editing for content and to rendering a written sworn statement Both parties reported utilization of age to consume alcohol. Subject #1 insure they conform with DoD guidelines. admitting to the offense. Subject #1 their seatbelts. was apprehended and transported was processed and released to her to the Osan AB BDOC where he was unit. Area V advised of his legal rights, which he The Morning Calm Online Edition: Escort Violation; Osan AB waived rendering a written sworn www.army.mil/korea Area II BDOC was notified of an escort viola- statement admitting to the offense.
  • USAG-RC • PAGE 4http://redcloud.korea.army.mil USAG RED CLOUD THE MORNING CALMWarrior Country sets up suicide hotlineLocal help to avert suicide now available through call to counselorBy Franklin Fisher has held a variety of suicide preventionfranklin.s.fisher2.civ@mail.mil activities that have included briefings and video presentations on how to CAMP RED CLOUD – A new 24- spot signs someone may be suicidal,hour suicide prevention hotline has and what to do to help them.been established by U.S. Army Garrison Officials also distributed what’sRed Cloud and Area I for anyone in known as the “ACE Card.” ACE standsWarrior Country considering suicide for “Ask-Care-Escort.”or trying to help someone who may be The card lists three steps that cansuicidal. be taken with someone who is or may The Hotline number is: 010-3762- be suicidal: directly ask him whether0457. he’s considering suicide; listen closely USAG Red Cloud and Area I took and give him a chance to talk aboutthe step last week to ensure that what’s troubling him; don’t leave himmembers of the community can alone but instead take him to a healthcontact a suicide prevention counselor facility, chaplain, to his unit leadershipwithin Warrior Country, seven days a or some other place where trainedweek, day or night. professionals can take it from there. The new hotline comes as the Suicide prevention help is alsogarrison plays its part in observing available online. An official ArmySuicide Prevention Month, an Army- website, www.preventsuicide.army.wide effort to help curb suicides within mil, contains information, videos,the Army family. contact numbers and links to other The total number of Army suicides websites, all for the purpose of helpingin 2012 had risen to 233 as of Sept. 24, curb suicide.an increase of 11 deaths from where the The confidential Military Crisis Linetotal had stood 12 days earlier, Sept. 13, allows Soldiers who are active-duty,according to Army records. Guard or Reserve, and their families, “Establishing this new 24-hour Area to phone for confidential help. TheI suicide prevention hotline number Military Crisis Line is 1-800-273-8255,is one of the most important things DIAL 010-3762-0457. That’s the newly established Suicide then press 1.we can do for the Army family here in Prevention Hotline, set up for Warrior Country by the U.S. Army Garrison For confidential online chat, visitWarrior Country,” said Col. John M. Red Cloud and Area I. It’s for anyone – active-duty, civilian, family members http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/Scott, commander, USAG Red Cloud – considering suicide or trying to help someone who may be suicidal. ActiveDuty.aspx and select the redand Area I. confidential chat tab at the top of the “It gives our Soldiers, civilians and “This is Suicide Prevention something as simple as a smile or page.family members a fast, one-stop way of Month,” Scott noted, “and therefore an a friendly greeting, and by taking a The new Hotline number will also begetting immediate help from a trained especially good time for me to remind caring, watchful attitude toward those displayed prominently on TV screenscounselor, any time of day or night,” he all members of the Warrior Country we work and live with,” Scott said. “If in a suicide prevention public servicesaid. “And this help is for anyone who family that each person has a role to someone seems down, or troubled, announcement Scott has recorded forneeds it – a person considering suicide play in caring for other members of our take time to care.” broadcast by AFN Casey. The spot willor trying to help someone they think community. As part of its suicide prevention air recurringly over a period of severalmay be considering suicide. “Each of us can do that by efforts, Warrior Country this month months. x Jumpin’ at the At the Village Green on Camp Red Cloud Sept. 25, members of the 2nd Infantry Division Band are joined by members of the South Korean Army’s 26th Infantry Division Band, during “Concert on the Green,” an event that brought together members of the off-post Korean community with those of the Warrior Country community – Soldiers, civilians and family members. Leading Village Green the musicians is Chief Warrant Officer 4 William Brazier, the 2nd Infantry Division Band commander. The event also featured a martial arts demonstration by the 2nd Infantry Division’s taekwondo team, and an inflatable bouncy castle and slide that were set up for youngsters. – U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth
  • September 28, 2012 USAG RED CLOUD USAG-RC • PAGE 5 http://redcloud.korea.army.mil News & Notes Chuseok Road Conditions Traffic on all major Korean highways will be heavy and congested during the Chuseok holiday, Sept. 29 - Oct. 1. During this time most Koreans return to their ancestral homes to celebrate with their families. Road conditions in Area I will be “red” for all U.S. government transportation motor pool vehicles from 6 p.m., Sept. 28 through 5 a.m., Oct. 2. Permission to drive those vehicles during that period will require the signature of a lieutenant colonel or GS13 (or equivalent) or higher on the dispatch. The only situations for which vehicle movement will be authorized during this period are those involving protection of life and property, emergency maintenance, road repair andAt the ROK-U.S. Cultural Plaza in Dongducheon near Camp Casey Sept. 22, traditional Korean dances are performed during the law enforcement. Drivers must8th Korean-American Friendship Festival. The dancers were one of several American and Korean groups who entertained onlookers be especially vigilant during thisduring the day’s events, which also featured plenty of free food, Korean and American. – U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth holiday, which typically includesFriendship fest strengthens alliance parties and the consumption of alcohol. Public transportation is the easiest and safest mode of travel during the holiday period.By Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth this strong and genuine friendship brings.” Other entertainment for the dayjefferey.l.troth.mil@mail.mil The festival was held at the ROK- included the division’s taekwondo Facility Hours for Chuseok U.S. Cultural Plaza in the Bosan-dong demonstration team, break dancers, Warrior Country facilities, DONGDUCHEON – “Ka-chi section of Dongducheon, near Camp fan-and-mask dancers, as well as including commissaries andkap-shi-da” is Korean for “Let’s go Casey’s main gate. There was free food. performances on traditional Korean exchanges, will operate ontogether.” Koreans got to sample American hot dogs drums and stringed instruments. special schedules during Korea’s And that is what has been and hamburgers while Americans were The Alaniz family became Korean three-day Chuseok holidayhappening with Americans and treated to tteokbokki (spicy cylinder- as they donned traditional garments period, Sept. 29 - Oct. 1. For aKoreans north of Seoul in an area shaped rice cake) and saengseon-jeon called hanbok for a family portrait. full listing of hours, visit http://called Warrior Country since the (breaded fish pancake). “The day was awesome,” said r e d c l o u d . k o r e a . a r m y. m i l /Korean War. American and Korean children worked Frances Alaniz, who arrived in Korea PAO/Downloads/Chuseok%20 “For decades Koreans and side-by-side on arts-and-crafts. They Aug. 20 with her four children and Operation%20Hour%202012.pdf.Americans have fought, trained and made traditional Korean masks and were husband, Staff Sgt. Rudy Alaniz, of thelived side by side in defense of this given help in spinning pottery. 210th Fires Brigade. Banks Closedgreat republic,” said Brig. Gen. J.B. “I liked making the things,” said “It gave us a chance to get to know Community Bank branchesBurton, the 2nd Infantry Division’s 10-year-old Raymond Pessa. “I made a their culture and way of living,” she will be closed Sept. 29 indeputy commanding general, candle. We got to squish it and make it said. observance of Korea’s Chuseokmaneuver, during the 8th Korean- into a ball, and then make it into a candle.” Dongducheon Mayor Oh Se-chang holiday. They will also be closedAmerican Friendship Festival held “There was a lot of stuff to see and do said the festival helps the U.S.-South Oct. 3 for Korea’s Foundationin Dongducheon. here today,” said Raymond’s dad, Staff Sgt. Korean military alliance. Day. For more information, “And for decades,” said Burton, Jason Pessa, of Battery E, 6th Battalion, “I think that we have continued to call 732-7732. In addition, the“the good people of the city of 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment. strengthen the Korean and American branches will be open Oct. 1,Dongducheon have supported the “The boys got to see a lot of dances and alliance through our effort to increase normally a day they’d be closed,Soldiers of 2nd Division at Camp things they wouldn’t get to see back in the the friendship between Camp Casey, but will close Oct. 6. For moreCasey. Our Soldiers and their families states.” Area I and Dongducheon city,” said information, call 723-9251.live here, they work here, they shop The 2nd Infantry Division’s rock band Oh. “I hope that everyone forms manyhere and they enjoy the benefits that kicked off the festival’s entertainment. good and happy memories here.” x Red Carpet Ball A Red Carpet Ball is scheduled for Sept. 29 at Camp Casey’s Gateway Club from 8 p.m. – midnight. It’s sponsored by the BOSS program. Fee is $15 and includes an all-you-can eat Uhgggrrrh...! buffet. Awards will be made for best-dressed female and male, and best-stressed couple. For Paul Whitley of the 304tth Signal more information, call 730- Battalion, competing in the 3400/4794/4795. 165-pound weight class, attempts to lift 295 pounds during a Housing Office Hours powerlifting competition held at The Housing Office at Camp Casey and Camp Red Cloud the Camp Stanley Fitness Center, will be closed Oct. 1 and 3 in Sept. 22. He and 15 other lifters observance of South Korea’s competed against themselves and Chuseok holiday. It will be closed each other in the squat, bench at both installations Oct. 12 from press and dead lift. Fitness center noon to 5 p.m. for a housing staffers were judges to ensure that function. For more information, the lifters followed the Olympic call 732-7506. power lifting rules. – U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth Red Cloud Power Outages Power outages are scheduled for Camp Red Cloud Oct. 6 from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, call 732-6584.
  • USAG-Y • PAGE 7http://yongsan.korea.army.mil USAG YONGSAN THE MORNING CALMSoldiers lend helping hand for ChuseokBy Pvt. Lim, Hongseo people who lived alone. Soldiershongseo.lim.fm@mail.mil and volunteers greeted the elderly community members with a deep SEOUL, Republic of Korea — bow, the Korean way to displaySoldiers from U.S. Army Garrison respect to elders. The elders greetedYongsan participated in making them back cheerfully.Songpyeon, a traditional Korean Rice “I have never had foreigners in mycake, and shared them with single- house before,” said Mr. Kim, an elderlyparent families and elderly Koreans, man in his mid-eighties, who lived byliving by themselves, Sept. 24. himself. “It is so good to see them and This event helped strengthen the to also celebrate Chuseok together. IROK-U.S. Alliance by allowing U.S. am so grateful for what Soldiers areSoldiers to participate and interact doing here in Korea, far away fromwith the local Korean community. their home country.” Soldiers moved from Yongsan Through this event, U.S. Soldiersto Siheung 1 dong, Geumchun-gu, learned about Korean tradition andto participate in the event. A great society.number of Korean volunteers and staff “By sharing greetings and makingmembers welcomed the Soldiers and something together, U.S. Soldiersexplained the meaning of Chuseok. and Korean community members After a welcoming Korean can foster friendship,” said Sung Piltraditional fan dance performance Moon, a director for the event. “Byand a brief explanation of how spending time together, they couldto make Songpyeon, the Soldiers realize that we are all same people,and volunteers started making the an understanding that would lead toKorean treat. Since it was the first loving each other”.time for many of the U.S. Soldiers Soldiers who participated in this Sgt. Figueroa and Sgt. Angel Rivera, Headquarters and Headquarters Company USAGto make Songpyeon, they made event expressed how meaningful Yongsan,delivered Songpyoen along with other holiday treats to the elderly people whomany mistakes, but with the help of their experience was. lived alone, Sept. 24. - U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Lim, Hongseovolunteers and staff members, they “Today was an amazing experience,”managed to make a large number of Sgt. Angel Rivera, Headquarters and able to share some with Korean also very interested in learning aboutdelicious Songpyeon. Headquarters Company, U.S. Army elderly citizens. I think that through Korean traditions. We want to learn After making Songpyeon, Soldiers Garrison Yongsan, said. “I learned today’s event, the Korean people about the Korean tradition as muchdelivered the treats along with about Korean tradition, especially could see that U.S. soldiers were here as we want to teach about Americanother holiday treats to the elderly how to make Songpyeon and was not only to defend, but that we were traditions.” xYongsan appreciates their volunteersBy Pfc. Lee, Hyokanghyokang.lee.fm@mail.mil YONGSAN GARRISON, Republicof Korea — Volunteers at U.S. ArmyGarrison Yongsan were recognizedand presented awards for providingvaluable service to the Area IICommunity here, Sept. 21. Working at many different types ofassignments in various organizationsthroughout USAG Yongsan,volunteers have always dedicatedtheir time and energy to keep theCommunity ready. Master Sgt. Douglas Hoyle, a signalintelligence analyst for Detachment 1,303rd Intelligence Squadron with theU.S. Air Force, supported the softballcamp as a coach and received theaward. He could not conceal his dazedfeelings as he was not expecting anaward like this. “It feels great,” Hoyle said. “It is oneof those things that you don’t expectit because you don’t volunteer to win Col. Michael E. Masley (right), garrison commander at USAG Yongsan, presents award for volunteer of the quarter for providingawards.” valuable service to the Area II Community here, Sept. 21. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lee, Hyokang He started volunteering because ofhis daughter, and to help her out with work and emphasized that constanther sports. But then he realized that volunteering from Communityit goes beyond that and how much members is always needed andimportant it is to help the Community welcome.in such way. “The Yongsan community can’t “Not all paid positions can fulfill operate without the volunteers,”everything that the post or base needs Masley said. “Their work isto be done,” Hoyle said. “Volunteers immeasurable. What is measurableare always needed to filling those is the amount of dollars we savegaps, and to make sure everything gets on the Community. Plus, what thedone.” Community looks forward to is the Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison relationship that are built betweencommander of USAG Yongsan, people, who serve and who areappreciated all the volunteers’ hard receiving services.” x
  • SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 USAG YONGSAN USAG-Y • PAGE 8 http://yongsan.korea.army.mil News & Notes Gate #14 (Hospital Gate) Service Hours Gate #14 (Hospital Gate) now has the following hours for the DoDDS school year: 6 to 9 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. 24/7 ESPG Emergency Dialing Procedures <OFF POST> - OFF post residents should call 119 NOT 911 to reach Fire and Ambulance ONLY - For police emergencies, call 112 - Know your local Korean address, including name of “Dong“ or local neighborhoodConnie Lee, a senior human resource specialist for CPAC, clarifies the intended effect of Executive Order 13473, Sept. 20. - U.S. (-especially if home has noArmy photo by Pvt. Lim, Hongseo land line)Area II CPAC holds briefing for military spouses (-especially if calling from cell)By Pvt. Lim, Hongseo specialist for CPAC, clarified the in- let all the spouses know that we knowhongseo.lim.fm@mail.mil tended effect of the order. She ex- how difficult it is when their career is plained that the order was meant to disrupted because of PCS move and facilitate entry of military spouses into the order was really geared and put in <ON POST> YONGSAN GARRISON — The the Federal civil service and to mini- place for military spouses.” - ON post residents can reachArea II Civilian Personnel Advisory mize employment disruption when The briefing left spouses well in- Fire by dialingCenter held an informational briefing military families relocate. formed and ready, especially with the - From DSN, call 117 or 911for military spouses to provide them She also added that the order is opportunity to meet face-to-face with - From commercial and cell,with information on obtaining a po- intended to recognize and honor CPAC personnel call:sition with the Federal governments Servicemembers who are disabled or “It was very informative,” said Thuy- Yongsan 0505-738-0117;here, Sept. 20. killed in connection with their ser- ha Ly, a military spouse who attended Hannam 0505-738-0117; Military spouses were eager to learn vice. the briefing. “There is a lot of infor- K-16 0505-741-6001about Executive Order 13473, whichbecame effective Sept. 11, 2009. “We learned that many of our mation not readily available, so most At the beginning of the briefing, spouses don’t know about the Execu- spouses definitely benefited from at-Connie Lee, a senior human resource tive Order,” Lee said. “It is our goal to tending this briefing.” xYongsan employees recognized as top performers in Korea FMWR CATV service The, FMWR CATV will no longer be offering services at theBy Sgt. Kevin Frazier Gen. James D. Thurman, ACS building. All transactionskevin.frazier2.mail@mail.mil commanding general of United (opening, closing, payment, Nations Command, Combined Forces clearing) must be made at our YONGSAN GARRISON — Four Command and USFK, gave a speech business office (Bldg 4891)U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Civilians during ceremony to show his gratitude located on MP Hill, just above thereceived honors during the U.S. Forces for the selected recipients during the Auto Skills Shop. The businessKorea Civilian Employers of the Year award ceremony. hours are Monday-Friday from 8Award Ceremony at Knight Field here, “It is always an honor to give a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday andSept. 21. recognition to individuals for holidays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This ceremony was held to show outstanding work and dedication Closed on Sundays. For moreappreciation to selected Civilians for in providing great services to the information, call 738-2288.outstanding work and dedication Servicemembers, Civilians, andthroughout the year of 2012. Families of the garrisons,” said “I really appreciate the Thurman. “USFK would like toopportunity to be recognized as thank everyone for your support inCustomer Service Employee of the attending this event and would like to Moyer CAC Operating HoursYear,” said Kwang Tae Kim, fire congratulations to all the recipients for Monday-Fridaycommunication operator with the a job well done.” x 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Directorate of Emergency Servicesof USAG Yongsan. “This goes to show Saturday-Sundayyou that hard work and dedication 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.does pay off.” A 2012 Supervisor of the Year award KN-US Holidayswent to Yong Sun Yi, transportation 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.specialist with the Directorate ofLogistics of USAG Yongsan. Gen. James D. Thurman, commanding “Being recognized as the Supervisor general of UNC/CFC/USFK, left,of the Year really made my familyproud to know that all of my hard- Recipients of 2012 USFK Civilian awarded Kwang Tae Kim, firework is being recognized,” Yi said. Employees of the Year stand with Gen. communication operator with USAG For a complete list of community“This is an honor and I really want to James D. Thurman (left-center) and Yongsan, with a Customer Service information news and notes, visit thethank the DOL department for this Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony W. Mahoney Employee of the Year award, Sept. 21. USAG Yongsan official website atrecommendation.” (right-center) at award ceremony. - U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Kevin Frazier 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 Gospel Sunday 1 p.m. South Post Chapel Korean Worship Wed 7 p.m. Freedom Chapel ContemporaryLiturgical Protestant Protestant Sunday School 12:30 p.m. Freedom Chapel Wednesday 7 p.m. Camp CarrollSunday 11 a.m. Stanley Chapel Mision Pentecostal Hispana Sunday 6 p.m. Camp Walker Sunday 2:30 p.m. Hannam Village Chapel Korea Women Bible Study Tue, 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel KATUSA Bible Study 6 p.m. Freedom Chapel KATUSAGospel United Pentecostal Tuesday 6 p.m. Camp WalkerSunday 10:15 a.m. Memorial Chapel Sunday 1 p.m. Memorial Chapel PWOC Bible Study Wed 6:30 p.m. Freedom Chapel Thursday 6:30 p.m. Camp CarrollSunday 11 a.m. Stanley Chapel Spanish Bible Study Thur,7 p.m. Freedom Chapel KATUSA Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel Catholic Services Catholic Mass Sunday 10:30 a.m. Camp WalkerCOGIC Seventh-Day Adventist Sunday 9 a.m. Freedom Chapel 11:45 a.m. Camp CarrollSunday 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 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. Latter-day Saints worship POC: daegubp@gmail.comSunday 7 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Catholic ServicesTuesday 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 Chapel Forces Korea and Eighth U.S. Army Service- 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 CALM Camp Walker CAC hosts tour to Seonbichon Village Story and photos by Kim, Hye-in hyein.kim@us.army.mil DAEGU GARRISON — The city of Yeongju is the hometown of ancient virtuous scholars called Seonbi. The Seonbi were Confuscian scholars who respected academic achievements, and lived under traditional leadership. Yeongju city holds well-preserved tra- ditional culture and beautiful scenery. Seonbichon village lies in the moun- tainous area of the northern part of Gyeongsang Province. There you might understand and learn more about the traditional scholar’s mindset and wis- dom. This area is also known as the place where Confuscian scholars lived and studied together. Throughout the history of Korea, Yeongju produced many prominent scholars who went on to become well- renowned. The Seonbi scholars from Yeoungju devoted themselves to learn- ing and teaching students at local schools-- rather than holding positions in government. This kind of devotion and modesty was at the heart of the culture of Yeoungju. While you are in Korea do your best to visit places like the Seonbichon Vil- lage. Stop by your local CAC to find out more about upcoming tours.x (Counterclockwise, from top) Traditional and antique architecture for noblemen of the Joseon Dynasty period. The beautiful architecture epitomizes their devotion to the study and education of living in harmony with nature.; This statue is the symbol of Seonbi. Seonbi represented the well-educated noblemen. They are said to have never desired wealth or fame.; This is a minature of Seonbi performing jesa in honor of thier ancestors.; A healthy and satisfied ox takes a break. Visitors to Seonbi can take a cart ride around the village for a small fee.; You can experience Korean traditional outdoor performances. The performances actively portray the life of our Korean ancestors during that period.
  • SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 USAG HUMPHREYS USAG-H • PAGE 15 www.army.mil/koreaLaw provides rights to active dutyBy Capt. Lori Darnell SCRA protections are not automatic, but require the default judgment and have it set aside. In orderUSAG Humphreys Consolidated Legal Center some action to invoke the protections found un- to set aside a default judgment, the servicemember der the Act. must show that he or she was prejudiced by not be- CAMP HUMPHREYS — The Servicemembers’ The Six Percent Rule: One of the most widely ing able to appear in person, and that he or she hasCivil Relief Act of 2003 (SCRA) formerly known as known benefits under the SCRA is the ability to good and legal defenses to the claims against him/the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1940 (SS- reduce pre-service consumer debt (including pri- her. The servicemember must apply to the court forCRA) is a federal law that gives all military members vately owned vehicle loans) and mortgage interest relief within 90 days of the termination or releasesome important rights as they enter active duty. It rates to six percent under certain circumstances. To from military service.covers such issues as rental agreements, security de- obtain a reduction of a pre-active duty debt inter- If you have questions regarding the protectionsposits, prepaid rent, eviction, installment contracts, est rate, you must show that your military service afforded to servicemembers under the Servicemem-credit card interest rates, mortgage interest rates, has had a ‘material effect’ on the financial matter bers’ Civil Relief Act or need assistance invokingmortgage foreclosure, civil judicial proceedings, and involved. An example of a material effect is receiv- your rights under the Act, please contact the Con-income tax payments. ing less pay due to your military service compared solidated Legal Center for further guidance. Ser- To receive protection under some parts of the to your pay received pre-military. In order to receive vicemembers can either contact the Legal CenterSCRA, the member must be able to show that this SCRA protection, the servicemember must at 753-6245 or visit the legal center in building 734.military service has had a “material effect” on send the lender/creditor a written request and a The legal center is open: Mondays to Wednesdays,the legal or financial matter involved. Protection copy of mobilization orders. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m.; andunder the SCRA must be requested during the Default Judgment Protection: If a default judg- Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office is closedmember’s military duty or within 30 to 180 days ment is entered against a servicemember during his for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The legal center isafter military service ends, depending on the pro- or her active duty service, or within 60 days there- also closed for U.S. federal and United States Forcestection being requested. In many situations, the after, the SCRA allows the servicemember to reopen Korea holidays. xPooch Plunge provides pets playtime By Kendra Moore lasted until 2 p.m. There were over 100 USAG Humphreys Public Affairs dogs and their owners enjoying the wa- ter park with their friends and family. CAMP HUMPHREYS — Dogs “It’s wonderful, we love it, we came soaked up rays and created waves dur- last year and we had a good time,” said ing the Pooch Plunge held at the Splish Zoe Daybell. and Splash Water Park Sept. 23. Brittany Dykstra came out to enjoy It didn’t matter whether they were the day with her Alaskan malamute, big or small, or what type they were Teddy. the dogs had their afternoon at the wa- “It was really good,” Dykstra said. “It ter park. They enjoy themselves in the was nice to be able to do this with him sun and the water while playing games (Teddy); he loves it.” with the children and running around “I think it’s a really great event”, said having fun with other pets. Pam Nystrom, who was there with her “This is our second year doing this,” Labrador. “There are not a lot of op- stated Natalie Boutte, director of Mo- tions for people with larger animals so rale, Welfare and Recreation’s Outdoor this is great for us.” Recreation section which hosted the event. “It is to give dogs exercise and Erica Laven echoed the feeling of socialization”. other gatherers, “I think it’s great. I The event started at 11 a.m. and wish they would do more of them.” xTop, a pet owner gives his dog a hug at the Splish and Splash Water Park. Above, children play with their dogs during the Pooch Plunge. — U.S. Army photos by Kendra Moore
  • USAG-H • PAGE 16www.army.mil/korea USAG HUMPHREYS THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Community Job Fair A community job fair will be held at the Super Gym from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28. Forty on-post and VIP visits Humphreys By Sgt. Han, Jae-ho USAG Humphreys Public Affairs off-post agencies are expected to attend who are looking for new CAMP HUMPHREYS — Assis- employees. For more information, tant Secretary of the Army (Man- call Army Community Service at power and Reserve Affairs) Thomas 753-8401 or 031-690-8401. R. Lamont visited here Sept. 20 to review the Camp Humphreys trans- Suicide Prevention formation project. A suicide prevention information During his visit, Lamont received table will be in the PX lobby from both an aerial and windshield tour 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 28 to pro- of the installation, including get- mote awareness and encourage ting a look at Army family housing. seeking help to reduce suicide Lamont was given a tour of the rates in the Army. For more infor- apartments Family Members will mation, call Victor Arthur at 753- live in by Col. Donald E. Degidio, Jr., 6979 (031-690-6979). commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District. Run to AK Plaza “This seems like a well designed A 5.3 mile run to AK Plaza will and planned Soldier friendly com- take place Sept. 29. The run de- munity,” Lamont said. “This really parts from the Pedestrian Gate is impressive. It is a pleasant sur- at 7:30 a.m., and finishes at AK prise.” Plaza. Bring won for snacks and Lamont then received a transfor- return bus fare. For more infor- mation brief by Col. Darin S. Conk- mation, call 753-3253. right, the United States Army Gar- rison Humphreys commander. The Osan Humphreys Roller Derby brief included information on the Osan Humphreys Roller Derby is relocation of U.S. Forces to Camp hosting a “Meet and Greet” Sept. Humphreys, family housing plan, 30 for anyone interested in skat- land development, renovation and ing, refereeing or volunteering. It construction. will take place at the Rec Annex “Camp Humphreys will become Gym (next to the movie theater) one of two main hubs in the Repub- from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. No lic of Korea,” said Conkright during experience necessary. Come out the brief. “This construction is an and get your questions answered. incredible effort.” For more information, call Lynch Lamont concluded his visit by Mob at 010-5392-4975. having lunch with the Eighth Army Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) Thomas R. Lamont mission support commanders at (left) listens to Col. Darin S. Conkright, USAG Humphreys commander, talk about Kids on Site program the Super Gym. x transformations happening on the base. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Han, Jae-ho to cease operation Effective Oct. 2, the Child, Youth and School Services “Kids on Site” program will cease operations due Clinic shows what all the racket is about to minimal usage. The KOS staff will relocate to the Child Devel- opment Center (bldg. B-693), where they will be assigned to the Hourly Care classroom in order to support more of our Families. If in need of hourly care for your chil- dren, please contact the CDC at 753-8601 or 031-690-8601 to make reservations. A Cappela Preliminary The a cappela prelims for the Camp Humphreys Rising Star competition will be held Oct. 5 at the Community Activity Center. For more information, call Dean Herrera at 753-8825 or 031-690- 8825. Trip to Global Air Show Discover Seoul has a trip to the Global Air Show on Oct. 6. The cost is $50 per person. Stop by Discover Seoul at the CAC or call 753-8059 or 031-691-0708. Community Yard Sale The next Community Yard Sale will be held in the Commissary Parking Lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6. Tables are $10 each unless you have PCS orders and are with- in a 60-day window, in which case they are $5. A canopy is an addi- Community members took it to the court Sept. 15, as they participated in a free Introduction to Tennis for Beginners clinic at tional $10. For more information, the post tennis courts. Super Gym staffers taught the clinic, providing rackets and tennis balls so the students could learn call 753-3013. about double faulting and that love is not a good thing. — U.S. Army photo by Dean A. Herrera
  • USAG-H • PAGE 18www.army.mil/korea MORNING CALM THE MORNING CALM6-52 ADA Soldiers visit local orphanageBy Spc. Issac Castleberry After a day of school, children of tive officer. “The elders on the other children were shy, but as the Soldiers6-52 ADA Public Affairs Office the House of Dreams Orphanage came hand were very excited to receive the sat on the floor with them, the kids home to a surprise in the form of a new new computer” opened up and showed a more playful SUWON — Soldiers of F Company, computer. The money used to purchase the side. They laughed as they tried on the6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artil- “The children were happy about the computer was raised through a barbe- Soldiers’ boots.lery donated a new computer to the fact that they were able to leave school cue fund raiser held near Osan’s main The children taught the SoldiersHouse of Dreams Orphanage in Su- early and visit with the Soldiers,” said gate. Korean words and also taught theirwon. 1st Lt. Lisa Campbell, company execu- At the beginning of the visit the new friends some traditional Korean games. In Kong-Gi (a Korean children’s game with five dice and a ball) the children showed they were fierce competitors from beginning to end. The children did not let up once dur- ing the games and showed the Sol- diers they had talent as they continu- ally won. Pfc. Kenyata Stripling, who works in the receiving section of the supply support activity, didn’t mind losing to the children; she was there to enjoy the experience of interacting with the chil- dren. “It’s important to show others that we care about their well-being,” said Stripling. “Caring for others always makes me feel good about myself.” As the day wound down and the laughter and games came to an end, Spc. Junior Silva, a welder at the mo- tor pool, put the whole visit in per- spective. “It’s the right thing to do,” said Silva. “And as representatives’ of the U.S.Soldiers from the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery join the children from the House of Dreams Orphanage on the floor as Army, we should be willing to showthey take time to get to know each other and have a Korean language class. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Issac Castleberry that we care about others.” x
  • SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 USAG DAEGU USAG-D • PAGE 21 http://daegu.korea.army.milDAS journalism class on the write track with PAOStory and photo by Park, Gi-bum nalists and reporters with the middlegibum.park@us.army.mil school journalism class from DAS. The DAS reporters are Fajr, Cassidy, Klari- DAEGU GARRISON — Students za, Gina H., William, Sam, Shane, andfrom Daegu American School (DAS), Michael.Camp George, appeared bright-eyed So eager were the students to learnand very eager to learn everything more about improving their journal-they could about journalism during ism and photography skills, Commu-their visit to U.S. Army Garrison Dae- nity Information Officer Mary Grimes,gu Headquarters, Sept. 13. presented the idea of a mentoring The students, along with their partnership between DAS and PAOteacher, Donna Benjamin, spent a part to Benjamin. The DAS teacher quicklyof their day with Laurel Baek, chief accepted.of FMWR Marketing, learning about “The mentoring program involveshow the monthly “FMWR Outlook” assisting the young DAS journalistsmagazine is produced. After a thor- with aspects of news reporting thatough briefing from Baek, the students are common throughout the industry.moved to the USAG Daegu Public Af- Based on the level of interests both thefairs Office where they received an up students and the teacher expressed,close look at the process used to cre- the mentoring partnership seemedate the Daegu section of the Morning like a great way to give something backCalm Weekly newspaper. to this vital segment of our communi- Members of the Daegu American School (DAS) journalism class watch and listen closely During their PAO session, the stu- ty—the children,” said Grimes. to Korean student intern Park, Gi Bum, USAG Daegu Public Affairs Office, as he offersdents were given a detailed training re- The Public Affairs Office wasted them guidance on news writing and the use of the inverted pyramid. DAS and PAO haveview of the steps involved in writing a no time in following through with its formed a mentoring partnership that will allow the DAS reporters a chance to learn agood news lead, the inverted pyramid, commitment to the DAS journalists. variety of journalism-reporting techniques.and newspaper layout techniques. The To help them get started, the USAGtraining was provided by Korean stu- Daegu PAO team visited DAS Sept. tor throughout the school year. up with the DAS students is somethingdent interns including Kim, Hye-in, 21, offering guidance on overcoming The PAO crew will visit with the stu- I could only have dreamed of,” Benja-ACS volunteer and former student ‘writer’s block’ and focusing on story dents weekly, helping them with in- min said. “This is definitely a greatintern Lee, Seung-bin, KATUSA Cpl. leads and ideas. Each PAO staff mem- terviewing techniques, photography, idea.Jeong, Hyuk-soo, and the author. The ber, in advance of the visit, drew the writing photo captions, headlines, as “The big challenge now is to try andPAO team took the opportunity to names of two DAS journalism students well as design ideas. get our first publication out in Octobershare what they have learned as jour- that they will team up with and men- “Having the PAO journalists team 2012.” xNew 501st STB Soldiers learn IED detection, avoidanceStory and photos by Staff Sgt. Robert DeDeaux who are new or who have not deployed.” ability for enemy combatants to am- force gun battles or long range missilerobert.l.dedeaux.mil@mail.mil The training reviewed the different bush tactical convoy operations with- attacks, but rather by relatively inex- types of IEDs like command wire, radio out exposing themselves allows them pensive IEDs. Their place in future con- DAEGU GARRISON — Soldiers as- controlled and vehicle carried devices. to disrupt necessary supply lines and flicts can be predicted by their deadlysigned to the 501st Special Troops Bat- The training also included possible inflict greater damage with less risk. efficiency.talion, 501st Sustainment Brigade con- locations for those devices, how they “I’m hoping that the Soldiers learn “501st is using this training to supportcluded a five-day Situational Training might be hidden and found, and dan- how to react to IEDs and how chaotic the upcoming Warpath Field exercises,”Exercise known as “IED-Defeat” held gerous areas such as choke points and it can be,” said 2nd Lt. Katharine Cur- said Curra-Spurger. “We were trainingat the Rodriguez Range Sept. 14. blind spots. ra-Spurger, 501st STB Headquarters on more than just IEDs. We were also The exercise focused on IED detec- “When I deploy I would know how and Headquarters Company Executive training on providing field support, set-tion, avoidance and their possible im- to react to an IED,” commented Pfc. Officer. ting up the containerized kitchen andplementation against friendly forces Andrew Huddleston, a wheeled vehi- After speaking to the team Non- battalion Tactical Operations Center.”on the Korean Peninsula during com- cle mechanic assigned to the Dragons. commissioned Officers about various Warpath is a series of computer-as-bat operations. This is training needed “I’ve been training with my unit here reporting systems used once IEDs are sisted command training exercises onby new and inexperienced Soldiers. since the start.” suspected, found or detonated, Curra- threats aimed against coalition forces “The key survivability task here is “As a unit their mission is to support Spurger said, “Communication and stationed in the Republic of Korea.designed to improve Soldier and team the warfighter in Korea,” said Bell an proper reporting would be necessary to “We’re attempting to instill knowl-readiness in contingency operations Iraq war veteran. “IEDs could pose a saving lives.” edge and experience gained in pastunique to our environment,” said Capt. significant threat in the KTO as well as Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan saw conflicts to a new generation of SoldiersStanford Bell, 501st STB Headquarters other theaters.” ever changing guerilla tactics. Mass that could face similar tactics in the fu-and Headquarters Company Com- The uses of IEDs by enemy forces in casualties were not caused by force on ture,” concluded Bell.xmander. “The command team focuses current operations have proven a signif-on Soldier training; specifically Soldiers icant threat to logistics operations. The Staff Sgt. Joshua Gholston (left) a medic assigned to the 501st Special Troops Battalion,The Rodriguez Range ‘mock city,’ where Soldiers assigned to the ‘Dragons’ 501st Special 501st Sustainment Brigade rehearses different scenarios and the reports needed as 2ndTroops Battalion, 501st Sustainment Brigade conducted an “IED Defeat” exercise this Lt. Katharine Curra-Spurger prepares to command her convoy through IED training atmonth. The week -long IED situational exercise discussed the aspects of how to locate, Rodriguez Range Sept 14. The ‘Dragons’ 501st STB conducted a week-long situationalidentify and defeat the deadly devices. training exercise for their assigned companies. The training emphasized reaction to IEDs.
  • USAG-D • PAGE 22http://daegu.korea.army.mil USAG DAEGU THE MORNING CALMFire Prevention Week 2012: Always know two ways outStory by Lee, Seung-bin “I live on the 29th floor of my apartment complex.seungbin.lee@us.army.mil In structures like that, the fire code designs in spe- cial features to protect the occupants. Those features DAEGU GARRISON — For years, fire prevention include smoke proof stairwells, sprinkler systems andexperts have taught kids and adults alike to plan their fire detection systems. All of these better protect theescape, practice their escape and to always have two occupants that only have one way out.”ways out. Although many have heard this message, far Do you know two ways out from where you are?too many have either ignored or forgotten it. Accord- In Korea and many parts of the world, that seconding to fire officials, it’s estimated that only 30 percent exit you saw on your way in, may not be an exit youof Americans have both a plan on how to escape their can easily use. Even in the U.S. there have been caseshome, and actually practice the plan. On the other where people have died because they could not findhand, 75 percent of households have an escape plan, an exit.but never practice using it. Having a plan and hoping Here are some helpful hints. Improve your odds byit will work when a raging fire is sweeping through thoroughly evaluating your escape plan. Pay attentionyour home simply is not very realistic. to your surroundings. Do not panic. At the first sign of According to fire officials, if you have children, trouble, get up and leave. Do not believe for a secondpracticing the plan every month is the absolute mini- that it is part of the show. Leave by the closest exit.mum. Something to keep in mind is that kids havebeen found dead near their game consoles because 1. As you go deeper into the building, take notethey did not react to an alert in time. How about of how far you are from an exit. If you have toyour teenager locked in the bedroom with the music use the exit and it is locked, know where theblaring into their ears? It’s something to think about. others are and move quickly. Do not wastePracticing the escape plan and ensuring you have two time trying to break the door down.ways out is the best defense. A real fact is that not all locations have two ways 2. About 75 percent of occupants will head forout. Fire Chief Andrew Allen, USAG Daegu Fire De- the door they came in from. Watch for wherepartment lends credence to this statement. others (especially the workers) are heading if your primary exit is getting crowded. Many have died in the exit doorway because some- one fell and others piled up on top and behind. 3. In hotels, count the doors between yours and the stairwell so you can crawl to it if needed. (Top right) This exit is coming up from a basement club. This Pay attention to your surroundings. Don’t exit opens into a kitchen for the restaurant on the ground floor. panic. No matter what the situation, fire, med- You have to travel through the kitchen out across the dinning ical emergency or terrorist/criminal situation. area and out the front door, if it is unlocked. Paying attention to what is going on around (Bottom left) This is the outside of the emergency exit. You can you and keeping your cool will save your life and maybe those around you. Thinking of jump or figure out how to climb down if you were lucky enough where the exits are after something bad has to find the exit in the first place. happened could be too late! (Bottom right) At this popular night spot, the second exit is out through the kitchen, down a few steps and then down through the Practice your Fire Escape Plan today and every hatchway to the first floor back storage are of the establishment month. Always have two ways out no matter where on the ground floor. — U.S. Army photos by Andrew Allen, Fire you are. x Chief, USAG Daegu