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    • The latest news from the Army in Korea is available online at: www.Army.mil/KoreaFEBURARY 22, 2012 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea Volume 11, Issue 17Military spouse influenced by leaders past and present “A sterling example” others associated with the Civil Rights movement. The 168th Family Readiness assistant doesn’t just look for ways to further his children’s knowledge, butStory and photos by Mary Grimes ways to improve himself as well.mary.b.grimes.civ@mail.mil “I always feel that there is a need for improve- ment in one form or another,” he said. “With respect DAEGU GARRISON — Headquarters and Head- to a particular area of focus needing reiteration in thequarters Detachment, 168th Multifunctional Medical Black communities, education is and always has been,Battalion, Camp Walker, has a history of delivering one of the most singular, one of the most importantgreat things to the community. So, it comes as no areas that we need to address. I think this is not some-surprise that the spotlight would be on one of its very thing that should be confined to just the Black com-own, Sterling Akins. The Family Readiness Support munity. It is something that every community shouldAssistant, and Equal Employment Opportunity rep- embrace,” expressed Akins.resentative for the 168th has every reason to hold his Akins was not at a loss for words as he reflected onhead up high. A recent recipient of the prestigious Na- those who have influenced his life the most.tional Image Award for meritorious service, the proud “The most particular accomplishment in that re-father of two says that while he has a long list of people gard was when President Barack Obama became ourto thank for his success, it is his journey and the expe- nation’s first African American president. But I wouldriences along the way that has made all the difference. like to think of President Obama’s election as more Akins attributes that difference to a caring family, than merely a racially significant event. It’s a profoundand an array of friends, along with the numerous sacri- story that speaks of true diversity and the Americanfices made by African-Americans throughout history. Dream that it represents.”Acknowledging Black History Month, Akins took ad- That dream, according to the EEO representative,vantage of the moment, and shared his appreciation takes on many faces. “There are so many mentors outfor his opportunities. there —too many to list here, whose inspiration and “First and foremost my wife Leslie has had the most support have helped shape my life. They know whoprofound impact on my career decisions,” Akins said. they are, and I will never forget them,” he said. x“My primary role as a military spouse is to support my though my son CJ is a little young to fully grasp the sig-family and her mission, whatever that mission may be nificance of these historical events, I would dare to say (Above, left) In this photo, the smiles says it all for the Akinsor, whatever the needs of the Army may dictate. I have that my daughter Peyton is making herself aware. As family. Sterling Akins,Family Readiness Support Assistant,been a civilian employee, a homemaker, a volunteer, a second grader, I am truly amazed at how cognizant and EEO representative for the 168th Multifunctionala soccer dad, a basketball dad, all of which have been she is about diversity, equality, and some of the aspects Med. Bn., is the proud recipient of the 2012 Nationalvery rewarding experiences. of social injustices that individuals have suffered in the Image Award. Akins traveled to the U.S. to take part in the “My wife and I make every effort to teach our past. She is very inquisitive when it comes to the sub- prestigious ceremony that recognized recipients for theirchildren about Black History, and other cultures. Al- ject of Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and many outstanding meritorious service.Master Sergeant Rahman A. Cosby, Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment Director, USAG Daegu Equal Opportunity Office, Adriano Vasquez, and EEO Specialist Sharon Weathers,(HHD) 168th Multifunctional Medical Battalion (MMB), and Sterling listen attentively as Sterling Akins, HHD, 168th Multifunctional Med. Bn., leads a discussion on equalAkins, Family Readiness assistant, and Equal Employment Opportunity employment opportunities and sensitivities. Akins, a recipient of the 2012 National Image Award,representative for MMB, meet briefly on upcoming project scheduling. is the Family Readiness assistant, and Equal Employment Opportunity representative for the 168th. GARRISONS Annual NCO KSC awardsInside Cmd. Perspective P02 Induction scholarships USAG Red Cloud P04 Ceremony USAG Casey P04 USAG Yongsan P07 See See USAG Humphreys P15 USAG Daegu P21 Page Page 21 22 Feature Page P12
    • NEWS • PAGE 2www.army.mil/korea MORNING CALM THE MORNING CALM FEBURARY 22, 2012 MORNING CALM PAGE 3 www.army.mil/korea The Morning Calm Published by The United States Army Garrison Humphreys Public Affairs Office in coordination with USAG Red Cloud, USAG Yongsan and USAG Daegu Public Affairs Offices USAG RED CLOUD The challenge of financial uncertainty Commander: Col. John M. Scott Public Affairs Officer: Kevin Jackson Writer/Editor: Franklin Fisher Public Affairs NCOIC: Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth Staff Writer: Pfc. Lee Seong-su By Col. Kathleen A. Gavle struction will continue. Additionally, USAG YONGSAN USAG Daegu Garrison Commander ongoing projects such as the Camp Commander: Col. Michael L. Masley Walker Chapel renovation, BOQ Public Affairs Officer: Mark Abueg Writer/Editor: Sgt. Kevin Frazier DAEGU GARRISON — The last renovations on Walker and Carroll, Staff Writers: Sgt. Han Samuel, Cpl. Lee Hyo-kang, time I wrote here, just more than a and the KATUSA Mart at Camp Car- Pvt. Lim Hong Seo month ago, I talked about looking roll will be completed; those funds are Intern: Susan MacDonald forward to tackling the challenges of already obligated. While we can plan USAG HUMPHREYS the coming year. As I am sure you for projects in the community such Commander: Col. Darin S. Conkright have seen in the news, the current fi- as a consolidated mail room at Camp Public Affairs Officer: Edward N. Johnson Command Information Officer: Steven Hoover nancial difficulties faced by the nation Carroll or use of the old post office at Staff Writer: Pfc. Ma Jae-sang and the Army have made the foresee- Camp Walker, we can start none of able future much more of a trial for those projects under the current con- USAG DAEGU Commander: Col. Kathleen A. Gavle all of us. ditions. The only facility maintenance Public Affairs Officer: Philip Molter So what does it all mean? We and repair work we will do are those Command Information Officer: Mary Grimes don’t know everything yet, since final projects directly related to life, health, Staff Writers: Sgt. Jeong Hyuk-soo, decisions -- sequestration, continuing and safety – overflowing drains, major Pfc. Chin Hyun-joon Intern: Lee Seung-bin, Kim Hye-in, Park Gi-bum resolution -- have not yet been made. utility failures, downed trees, flood- What we do know is that the rest of ing, broken windows/doors that pres- This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for this fiscal year (through September) ent a security risk, and so forth. members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The and 2014 will most probably be very While things may look bleak, un- Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views lean ones. We all will see impacts and — Col. Kathleen A. Gavle — derstand that the Army knows how of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial that includes our ability to provide “MAD 6” important you are here in Daegu and content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of the services our Soldiers and their and their surrounding communities. the rest of the Korean peninsula. U.S. Army Garrisons in Korea. Circulation: 9,500 Family members deserve. To date, the Army has or will take “We have tried to fence our capa- Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way To put this in concrete terms, the the following actions to prepare for bility in Korea to make sure they’re connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command. The greatest impact for the Army is in Ac- fiscal uncertainty: Provided termi- at the highest readiness level,” said PAID ADVERTISING - FULL PAGE civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. tive Component Operation and Main- nation notices to an estimated 1,300 Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Ray- The appearance of advertising in this publication, tenance, Army (OMA) due to com- temporary/term employees to realize mond Odierno. “We will continue to including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the pounding challenges that sum to an approximately $200M savings; direct- do that. But the cuts in Family pro- products or services advertised. Everything advertised approximate $18B shortfall. The OMA ed an Army-wide hiring freeze to real- grams, cuts in Soldier programs, cuts in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, religion, gender, account funds support to the war in ize another $250M savings; cancelled in our Civilians will also impact Korea, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, Afghanistan and other operational contracts with some of our contractor as well. So, for us, it has a significant political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the contingencies; training, exercises and workforce; stopped all restoration and impact on our ability to operate in the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, mission support for Soldier and unit modernization projects and reduced Pacific for the next several years.” the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that readiness; the base operations sup- sustainment from 90 percent to 37 Let’s tighten our belts, rein in source until the violation of the equal opportunity policy is corrected. port and facilities sustainment of our percent, providing support only for our expectations, and pull together posts, camps and installations; and life, health and safety requirements, through these coming tough times. Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Soldier and Family Programs support- saving about $2B. I pledge to you that we in the Gar- Commercial Advertising Telephone: DSN 315-738-5005 ing the All-Volunteer Force. As we have discussed at the last C3, rison, along with our mission part- Fax: (02) 790-5795 Know this: The Army will not com- Community Town Hall meetings, and ners at Team 19, will do our utmost, E-mail: oppress@kornet.net Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 promise its support for combat op- the Real Property Planning Board, within the resources we are given, to Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post erations or critical Soldier and Fam- that means here in Daegu, you will keep USAG Daegu and Area IV as the ily programs. But these cumulative not see any new renovation projects. best place to live, work and play in SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Phone: DSN 738-4068 reductions will have a significant and MILCON and ROK Funded Construc- the Pacific! E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil tangible impact on Army installations tion projects currently under con- “Make a Difference!” x Military Police Blotter The following entries were excerpted from the police blotters of the previous week. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. Area I by Yongsan KNP station of a traffic Hospital, Pyeongtaek, where they Traffic Accident with Injury; accident off post. Investigation re- were treated and released for minor Failure to Maintain Control of vealed the subject, while operating injuries. ECOD is unknown. Vehicle;The USAG Casey PMO was a POV, failed to maintain control notified by the USAG Casey Fire of his POV and struck the victims Area IV Department of a traffic accident on POV. The subject reported no inju- Fail to Obey General Order- post. The subject while operating ries. The Victim reported unknown Underage Drinking; The USA a POV, lost control of the vehicle minor injuries and stated he was go- Daegu (Walker) PMO was notified while driving over snow and ice, ing to get examined at a later time by MP of an underage drinking. In- lost traction and began sliding down and date. vestigation revealed the subject was the hill adjacent to Dragon Valley observed stumbling through Gate 4, Submitting stories or photos to basketball court, USAG Casey. The Area III USAG Daegu (Walker). A check of The Morning Calm Weekly vehicle exited the roadway, landing Traffic Accident Resulting in the subject’s ID card revealed he was inside the concrete ditch and struck Personal Injury; Speed Excessive under the legal age to consume an Send your Letters to the Editor, guest commen- cement drainage ditch wall. The for Road Conditions; The USAG alcoholic beverage. MP detected an taries, story submissions, photos and other subject sustained injuries consist- Humphreys PMO was notified of an odor of an alcoholic beverage emit- items to: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. All items are subject to editing for content and to ing of internal neck pain and head on post Traffic Accident. Investiga- ting form the subject’s person. The insure they conform with DoD guidelines. injuries. tion revealed the subject while op- subject was apprehended and trans- erating his POV, failed to maintain ported to the USAG Daegu (Walker) Area II a safe following distance and struck PMO where he was administered a The Morning Calm Online Edition: Traffic Accident with Injuries; the victims POV which had a guest PBT, with a result of 0.025 percent www.army.mil/korea Obligations of Safe Driving; The as a passenger. The victim and guest BAC. The subject was processed and USAG Yongsan PMO was notified were transported to Good Morning released to his unit.
    • USAG RED CLOUDUSAG-RC • PAGE 4http://redcloud.korea.army.mil THE MORNING CALMArea I Girl Scouting sees rapid growthBy Franklin Fisher the Idam Girl Scouts from Idam join other registered Girl Scouts from from two at the start to four currently.franklin.s.fisher2.civ@mail.mil Elementary School in Dongducheon. the West Pacific, including Korea, But the Scouts can still use help, They made a field trip together mainland Japan and Okinawa. Jones said. CAMP RED CLOUD – It was barely last November to a pear farm where “Those are some of the awesome “We’re looking for leaders, adulta year ago that Area I’s first-ever Girl they picked pears and gathered sweet things that we get to do,” said Jones. volunteers, really in any capacity.”Scout troop got started, few in number potatoes. Earlier this month the Girl Scouts Both troops meet at the Caseybut plenty eager to learn, serve, and Last summer some of the American wrapped up what in Warrior Country Elementary School cafeteria on Campgiggle. Scouts made a trip to a Girl Scout camp was the second annual Girl Scout Casey two Thursdays a month, from At the time, Troop 512 of the Girl on Okinawa. Cookie sales drive. It ran Jan. 5 – Feb. 2:35 to 4 p.m.Scouts of America Overseas numbered This March the Area I Scouts hope 22 at the Camp Casey food court, and “But of course, if we have a project10 girls, ages 7 to 12, and two Girl Scout to invite the Idam Girl Scouts to a at the commissaries on Camp Stanley to do, we may meet more than twice aleaders, both of them Army spouses celebration of American Girl Scouting’s and Camp Red Cloud. month,” Jones said.here in Warrior Country. birthday March 12. Jones had ordered 200 cases – that’s Jones said those interested in Well, the Girl Scouts are still eager, They’re also exploring the 2,400 boxes, and the Scouts sold every possibly volunteering can visit thethey’re certainly giggling – we know possibility of joining the Korean one, said Jones. Camp Casey Girl Scouts Facebookthis because we’ve seen it ourselves – Scouts for a camping trip on the The proceeds will fund the program page, at http://www.facebook.com/but they’re no longer few. outskirts of Seoul. and activities of Troops 512 and 23 for CaseyGirlScouts. What was 10 is now 28. And this summer Jones hopes to the rest of the year, she said. “Just send us a message on the “We’ve almost tripled in size from take some of the Cadets on a trip to The number of Scouts has increased Facebook page,” said Jones. “Thatlast year,” said Laura Jones, leader of Japan to hike Mount Fuji. They would but so has the number of leaders, up would be great.” xTroop 512. “We have almost 30 registered girlsnow. We had to split the troop into twogroups.” Troop 23, the newest, consistsof Daisies – kindergarten and first-graders, and Brownies – second- andthird-graders. It was formed last fall. Troop 512 now consists of Juniors –fourth- and fifth-graders, and Cadets –sixth- to eighth-graders. When they started, Area I’s GirlScouts had no Daisies; Troop 512 wasmade up of Brownies, Juniors andCadets. “It’s a pleasant surprise, but I didn’tthink that we would grow so quickly ina year,” said Jones. Why did things take off as they did? Jones thinks some girls join becausethey enjoyed Girl Scouting statesideand want to keep with it. And Girl Scouting overseas can havea cross-cultural dimension that cangive it still further appeal, Jones said. “Girl Scouting overseas gives thegirls an opportunity to do things Idon’t think they would otherwise havea chance to do,” she said. One example is the friendly At Casey Elementary School Feb. 14, members of Area I’s Girl Scouts share a smile during one of their regular meetings. In the yearrelationship the Area I Scouts have with since they started, the Scouts have nearly tripled in size and now have two troops, 512 and 23. Savanah Shaw (left) and Ella Simp-their Korean Girl Scout counterparts, son are both Brownies in Troop 23. – U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lee Seong-su USO celebrates 72nd birthday At the Camp Casey USO Feb. 8, more than 120 Soldiers and family members joined the USO in a celebration of the organization’s 72nd birthday. Cutting the official birthday cake are Lt. Col. Steven G. Finley (left), Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Casey, and Steven Murray, Area Operations Manager for USO Korea. – Photo courtesy of Sophia Abare
    • FEBRUARY 22, 2013 USAG RED CLOUD USAG-RC • PAGE 5 http://redcloud.korea.army.mil News & Notes College Fee Waivers The University of Maryland University College will waive the $50 application fee for new students who enroll during the period Feb. 19 through 22. Applications can be made online or at post education centers. For more information, call 732- 7134/5543. Newcomers’ Orientation An orientation for Soldiers, spouses and civilians who are newcomers to Area I is scheduledA salute battery of 75 mm pack howitzers fire during a Jan. 30 ceremony at Camp Casey. Each of the six guns is named in honor of a for Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Korean War Medal of Honor recipient, and is treated with special respect by the Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division’s 1st Battalion, at the Army Community Service15th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team. – U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Kwon Yong-joon classroom in bldg. 2451 at Camp Casey. The orientation will cover,These guns render, receive, respect among other topics, medical services, commissary and other on-post shopping, ration control and black marketing, SOFAStaff Sgt. Kyle Richardson each exploding round, tribute is paid During the Korean War, those1st ABCT Public Affairs Office to their respective namesakes, all 2nd six Soldiers gave their all; now, their status and visa requirements, Infantry Division soldiers. memory remains honored through the Korean culture and customs. For CAMP CASEY – A succession of "These soldiers made the ultimate continued service of the Salute Battery. more information, call 730-3107.booms rattles through the parking lot sacrifice and deserve to have their The team that cares for the gunsof the Carey Fitness Center on Camp names carried on through history," takes pride knowing that they serve on African-AmericanCasey. said 1st Lt. Mathew Deschenes, Salute guns that preserve history. History Observances "Pfc. David Smith" fires its round, Battery’s officer-in-charge. "It a good feeling knowing that Im Observances of Nationalsounding-off proudly, evoking the Because the battalions Salute a part of something that is bigger than African American Historyvalor and honored service of the Battery is the only American salute myself," said Pfc. Jacob Ferguson, a Month are scheduled for CampKorean War Soldier for whom its team on the Korean peninsula, field artilleryman with 1st Battalion’s Red Cloud and Camp Casey, asnamed. Gun number two will fire in they travel throughout the country Battery B. follows: Feb. 26 on Camp Redits turn, honoring both its namesake rendering honors when called upon. "Its a real honor firing a gun named Cloud, 1-2:30 p.m. at the postand those dignitaries being honored The team appears at approximately 15 after a Medal of Honor recipient. If Theater, hosted by the U.S.ceremonially. events throughout the year. you see someone sitting on the gun, Army Garrison Red Cloud and The guns, six in all, are 75 mm M1A1 The guns are lined up dress right you yell at them to get off. You have to Area I and presented by thepack howitzers of Salute Battery, 1st dress, wheel-base to wheel-base, all respect the guns and what they signify. 2nd Infantry Division. For moreBattalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, polished and ready to fire. Those actual Soldiers gave a lot for us information, call 010-6479-9612;1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd "Sgt. 1st Class Tony Burris" leads the and you really have to respect that." Feb. 27 on Camp Casey, 11:30 a.m.Infantry Division, used during special battery, followed by "Smith." Then "1st The war may have concluded at the Warrior’s Club, hostedceremonies and events. Lt. Lee Hartell," "Sgt. Charles Long," 60 years ago but "Burris," "Smith," by the 70th Brigade Support The howitzers are named after "1st Lt. Frederick Henry," , and gun six, "Hartell," "Long," "Henry" and Battalion of the 2nd Infantry2nd Infantry Division Korean War trail position, "Sgt. 1st Class William "Sitman," keep alive the memory of Division’s 210th Fires Brigade. ForMedal of Honor recipients. From Sitman.” their Soldier namesakes. x more information, call 730-1404 or 010-2704-5031. The theme for this year’s national observance Black History through is “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation song, music, dance Proclamation and the March on Washington.” Members of the Pocheon African Music and Dance Troupe perform during a Black History Music Festival at Camp Casey’s Community Town Hall Meeting Warrior’s Club Feb. 8. The program, sponsored by the 2nd A quarterly community Town Infantry Division’s 302nd Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Hall meeting is scheduled for 1 Armored Brigade Combat Team, highlighted songs, music and p.m. Feb. 28 at the Camp Casey dances during the time of slavery. – U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Community Activity Center, Juan Jimenez bldg. 2236. The meeting is open to all members of the Area I community and will be U-streamed on www.ustream. tv/channel/usag-red-cloud. For more information, call 732-6216. Winter Driving Safety Did you know … that high volume traffic experienced during Korean holidays such as Chuseok and Lunar New Year can result in RED road conditions? Traffic on Korean highways becomes extremely heavy and congested during these holidays putting military and civilian drivers at risk. During these periods the only authorized movement of military vehicles is for mail, law enforcement and medical emergencies. All drivers should be vigilant and public transportation is recommended for personal travel.
    • USAG YONGSANUSAG-Y • PAGE 7http://yongsan.korea.army.mil THE MORNING CALMCamp participants enjoys base tourCamp participants of with the Keukdong University Global Leadership Development Program, listen to a lecture given by Yongsan’s firefighter during an on-site field trip. The lecture provided theparticipants with an insight on how the Yongsan’s firefighter conduct their daily tasks here, Feb. 1. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jung JihoonSpc. Leianah Guerra , a specialist of AFN Yongsan, gives a demonstration on how to operate a radio Camp participants of the Keukdong University Global Leadership Development Program got thebroadcasting system to the camp participants with the Global Leadership Development Program opportunity to enjoy a game of bowling while at the Yongsan bowling alley during an on-site field tripduring an on-site field trip here, Feb. 1. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jung Jihoon here, Feb. 1. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jung JihoonBy Pfc. Jung Jihoon the camp participants into U.S. their service is worthwhile. GLDP, held each summerjihoon.jung.fm@mail.mil Army Garrison Yongsan. The Hosting a visit from children and winter vacation, is well GNP contributes to bettering the especially stimulates KATUSA known for its set curriculums YONGSAN GARRISON Republic of Korea and United Soldiers to feel that they are that enhance its participants’-- Korean elementary school States of America alliance. playing a crucial role in ROK-US reading, listening, writing, andchildren visited U.S. Army “At first, it was uncomfortable Alliance. speaking abilities.Garrison Yongsan as a part of to be in a place crowded with “Kids visiting Yongsan “We expect the camp’sGlobal Leadership Development foreigners,” said Nayoung Ko, definitely motivates me,” participants to improve theirProgram camp organized by who has participated in the camp said Sgt. Yonghwa Kwon, a English skill by letting them haveGeukdong University, Feb. 1. twice. “But as I went through noncommissioned officer of chance to talk to foreigners,” During the visit, camp the post, the hospitality that AFN Yongsan. “It gives me an said Jongjin Yeom, who worksparticipants visited the fire Service members showed made impression that I am helping at Geukdong University’sstation, AFN Yongsan, and me feel that U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan get to have rapport international branch. “Also,Yongsan Bowling Center. Yongsan is truly our friend. with Korea, and its citizens. we intend to let them know Geukdong University has been In addition, the Good Considering this, I think that that the U.S. Army and itsrunning GLDP since 2006, and Neighbor Program motivates Good Neighbor Program is more Servicemembers are friendlythe camp includes the Good Service members by letting than just a short tour to both kids to us. And we are achieving ourNeighbor Program, which takes them know once again that and Yongsan.” goals.” x
    • February 22, 2013 USAG YONGSAN USAG-Y • PAGE 8 http://yongsan.korea.army.milSuper Bowl XLVII Party @ R&R News & Notes USAG Yongsan’s Official Website Check out what’s hot and stay in the know with information straight from the source. Visit and bookmark USAG Yongsan’s official website at http://yongsan. korea.army.mil and you’ll find the latest news, photos, and lots of other Community information. Heating Season Reminders As part of our energy conservation efforts, the garrison has installed timers/ programmable thermostats in our buildings. Administrative buildings are heated from 0600Tim Higgs, the community recreations officer for USAG Yongsan’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, gives a speech to 1700 to a temperature of 68F.welcomes the crowd during the 47th Super Bowl celebration party at R&R Bar and Grill here Feb. 4. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jung Jihoon After duty hours the temperature is reduced to 55F to conserveBy Pfc. Jung Jihoon “We definitely wanted the party “Right after the blackout that energy. If you need assistancejihoon.jung.fm@mail.mil to be fun,” Higgs said. “We did not occurred at the beginning of please call the Service Order want anybody to fall asleep or yawn third quarter, the game became desk, DSN 724-3360. YONGSAN GARRISON -- between the game’s quarters. So, so much better,” said Sgt. ChrisAs Super Bowl XLVII was held in we came up with some recreational Brown, a soldier from Eighth Primary CareNew Orleans, U.S. Army Garrison events. Although it won’t be able to Army. “Since then, I just couldn’t AppointmentYongsan threw a party for service satisfy everybody, I hope most of take off my eyes off the screen. Need a primary appointmentmembers, families and civilians at them would find it interesting.” Also, the events that the party at the Brian Allgood Armythe R&R Bar and Grill, Feb.4. The party included a touchdown team offered were a lot of fun too.” Community Hospital? Tim Higgs, the community ceremony contest, a speed quiz USAG Yongsan’s annual Super The USAMEDDAC-K Centralrecreations officer for for USAG contest, and other recreational Bowl party was finished with Appointment lines has changedYongsan’s Directorate of Family and features with prizes going to the top much success making everyone the hours of operation. You mayMorale, Welfare and Recreation, performers. Not even the game’s look forward to next year’s big now call between Monday-Fridayand his team put in lots of effort to third quarter blackout could stop Super Bowl XLVIII event at the (0700-1800) to make a PRIMARYmake the party a successful event. all the thrill and excitement. R&R Bar and Grill.x CARE appointment . Just dialBe the first responder of protecting your ID DSN 737-CARE (2273). Telephone Prefix 05033 Replaces 0505 (CAC) in the hands of the wrong Telephone prefix 05033 now person could directly lead to the replaces telephone prefix 0505 as death of U.S. Service members, of Dec. 1, 2012 on all U.S. Army family members and civilians posts throughout South Korea working and living on the when dialing from a commercial installation.” telephone line into the Defense Prevention is the best Switch Network (DSN). Air Force protection. There are many ways and Navy bases will not be affected to prevent identity theft and Israel by the prefix change. The new gave tips to safeguard personal prefix works by dialing 05033 and information, encouraging people the last six digits of a DSN line. to prevent their identities as he gave tips to safeguard personal Bicycle Registration information. Bicycle Registration services are “Always keep your ID or CAC now offered at the MP Station, on your person, or keep it in a Bldg 1397. ALL bicycles riddenDon’t be the one regretting after you have your identity stolen. Start preventing and protecting your secure location,” he said. “If you on USAG Yongsan are requiredID and be sure to be careful with online accounts. - U.S. Army photo b y Cpl. Lee Hyokang live in the barracks, lock your door, to be registered! Please use the whether you are inside or just going following instructions whenBy Cpl. Lee Hyokang. of them. They include forgetting downstairs to wash clothes. If you registering a bicycle:hyokang.lee.fm@mail.mil about numerous online accounts go to work out at the gym, do not Requirements to register a bicycle: and resulting in passwords leave it in a day locker. Invest in a - Make/Model YONGSAN GARRISON -- The not being changed regularly. plastic holder with a lanyard and - Body Type (Male / Female)world has changed and it is easier Sometimes, we even find some hang it around your neck. Never - Colorthan ever to reach friends online, public computers logged on with give your ID card to someone for - Serial Numberand many electronic devices offer Facebook account of previous the purpose of making a copy, Requirements to ride a bicycle onconveniences, including online user. which is illegal and dangerous.” Yongsan:shopping, banking, and social Luther Israel, antiterrorism As the rate of identity theft - Bike Helmetnetworking. They are convenient officer for USAG Yongsan’s rises and the method being more - Reflective vestif and only if the right people use Directorate of Plans, Trainings, diverse and crafty, there are ID Reminder: The use of earit. Mobility, and Security, protection services available from phones while riding a bicycle is “The age of privacy is over,” emphasized how important it many private companies to prevent prohibited.said Mark Zuckerberg, founder of is to focus more on personal catastrophic consequences. For more information, callFacebook. Personal information security than enjoying the However, people themselves DSN 724-3004 or emailis being exposed to others easily convenience, to prevent risk of should be the first responders of earl.f.webb2.mil@mail.mil.nowadays. However, many people having one’s personal identity taking care of their ID.don’t realize how important it is stolen. The following are a few usefulto keep their information secured “Once your identity has been websites to prevent ID theft:and in fact, many are potentially stolen, it may take years before For more information and tipsputting themselves at risk of your name is completely cleared about preventing identity theft,being targets of identity theft. and could cost thousands of visit http://www.consumer.gov/, For a complete list of community Some mistakes and dollars in legal fees or charges,” http://www.privacyrights.org/ information news and notes, visit theindifference of people cause Israel said. “Worse yet, a valid identity.htm, and http://www. 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    • 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 DaeguSunday 11 a.m. Stanley Chapel Traditional Sunday 9:30 a.m. Brian Allgood Hospital Sunday 11 a.m. Freedom ChapelSunday 11 a.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Contemporary Sunday 9 a.m. South Post Chapel SundaySunday 4 p.m. Hovey Chapel Sunday 10:30 a.m. K-16 Chapel Spanish 1 p.m. Freedom Chapel General Protestant 9 a.m. Henry TheaterSunday 9:30 a.m. West Casey Chapel Sunday 11 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel Catholic Mass 10:30 a.m. Daegu High School Nondenominational Chapel Next 5 p.m. Freedom Chapel Gospel 11:30 a.m. Henry Theater Sunday 11 a.m. South Post Chapel Church of Christ 4:40 p.m. Walker Chapel AnnexLiturgical Protestant Gospel Sunday 1 p.m. South Post Chapel Korean Worship Wed 7 p.m. Freedom Chapel Contemporary 6 p.m. Walker Chapel OfficeSunday 11 a.m. Stone Chapel Korea Women Bible Study Tue, 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel Mision Pentecostal Hispana Tuesday Sunday 2:30 p.m. Hannam Village Chapel KATUSA Bible Study 6 p.m. Freedom Chapel KWBS 10:30 a.m. Walker Chapel AnnexGospel PWOC Bible Study Wed 6:30 p.m. Freedom Chapel KATUSA Service 6 p.m. Walker Chapel AnnexSunday 10:15 a.m. Memorial Chapel United Pentecostal Sunday 1 p.m. Memorial Chapel Spanish Bible Study Thur,7 p.m. Freedom Chapel Wednesday PWOC 10 a.m. Walker Chapel Annex Catholic MassCOGIC KATUSA Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel LDS Youth 6:50 p.m. Walker Chapel Annex Sunday 9 a.m. Freedom ChapelSunday 12:30 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel M, W, T, F 11:45 a.m. Freedom Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist Friday Saturday 9:30 a.m. Brian Allgood Hospital Youth Ministry 6:30 p.m. Walker Chapel Office Religious education Sun 10 a.m., Freedom ChapelKATUSA LDS 6:30 p.m. Walker Chapel Annex Tue 6 p.m.Sunday 7 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Episcopal Sunday 11 a.m. Brian Allgood HospitalTuesday 6:30 p.m. Stone Chapel MCCW 3rd Th 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel Camp Carroll Catholic Services PWOC Wed 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel Sunday Catholic Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel PMOC 2nd Sat 8:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel General Protestant 10 a.m. Camp Carroll ChapelCatholic Services/Mass Sunday 8 a.m. Memorial Chapel Catholic Mass 11:40 a.m. Camp Carroll ChapelSunday 9 a.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Sunday 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel Youth of the Garrison Friday 6:30 p.m. CAC Rec AnnexSunday 11:30 a.m. West Casey Chapel M, W, T, F 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel Tuesday 1st Sat. 9 a.m. Memorial Chapel KATUSA Service 6 p.m. Camp Carroll Chapel Jewish Friday 7 p.m. South Post Chapel Latter-day Saints worship POC: daegubp@gmail.com Latter-day Saints worship POC: cphumphreysbp@gmail.com Latter-day Saints worship POC: northernbp@gmail.com Latter-day Saints worship POC: seoulbp@gmail.com 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.) Ricky A. Way: Chaplain (Maj.) Charlie Leesukjong.lee@us.army.mil, 732-6169 robert.marsi@us.army.mil, 738-3009 ricky.a.way.mil@mail.mil 754-7274 sun.c.lee4.mil@mail.mil, 764-4192Chaplain (Maj.) Alfred Grondski: Chaplain (Maj.) Michael Frailey Chaplain (Capt.) Michael Roberts Chaplain (Maj.) Paul Wilbournalfred.grondski@us.army.mil, 732-6016 michael.l.frailey.mil@mail.mil, 738-3058 michael.r.roberts@us.army.mil, 754-7042 paul.d.wilbourn.mil@mail.mil, 764-5455 PAID ADVERTISING - HALF PAGE
    • PAGE 12www.army.mil/korea FEATURE THE MORNING CALMBOSS provides Lunar New Year treat for elderly By Tanya Im USAG Humphreys Public Affairs CAMP HUMPHREYS – As part of its outreach program and in celebration of Lunar New Year, the Camp Humphreys Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers and other volunteers worked together to make and share mandoo dumplings with the elderly Feb. 2. The word mandoo originated from China and is considered a special food, especially for the beginning of the New Year. Eating dumpling soup on Lunar New Year’s Day means “Happy New Year.” More than 40 members of the Camp Humphreys community took part in and experienced making dumplings and shared it with the residents of the House of Wusula, in Yangseong-myeon, Anseoung-si. The purpose of this event was to celebrate Lunar New Year with the residents and being a good neighbor by getting involved with Korean culture. Moreover, not only can the Soldiers make lifelong friends, but they also will have a more positive outlook while serving here. “What better way to give back to the community than for our military personnel to get involved with Korean culture and specifically learning some of these celebrations like Lunar New Year,” said Spc. Kareen K. Medeiros, the Humphreys BOSS President and Area III Coordinator. “It is a nice way for the Soldiers to get to know whatEliora Conn, the daughter of Pfc. Aaron and Holly Conn, was a hit with residents of the House of Wusala during the Camp Humphreys is around them. They work extremelyBOSS visit there Feb. 2. Volunteers celebrated Lunar New Year with the residents by making mandoo dumplings, playing games and hard. For them to have downtimesinging traditional Korean songs. – U.S. Army photo by Tanya Im to have some fun and something positive, this is a wonderful thing for us to get involved in the program like this.” During the volunteering, the participants experienced a variety of Korean traditions for the first time. They played a Korean New Year’s game called Yutnori, which is a kind of Korean board game. They also sang together the Korean folk song, “Arirang” and a Korean New Year’s song, “Seolnal.” Some also had the opportunity to wear traditional Korean clothing, called Hanbok, which can prove to be difficult to wear without help from someone with experience. While wearing the clothing, participants learned New Year’s greetings and performed a New Year’s bow to the elderly. Overall, the highlight of the volunteer trip was dumpling making. Everyone gathered around the tables and started making dumplings in accordance with an interpreters’ explanation. “I really enjoyed myself,” said Pfc. Ryan R. Resendez, assigned to Bravo Company, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion. “I was glad to make the elderly smile and meet new people. IfSergeant Jamel Carry (center) poses for a photo with House of Wusala residents during a Lunar New Year visit Feb. 2. About 40 BOSS I have another chance, I’d definitelyvolunteers experienced mandoo dumpling making and sang traditional Korean songs. – U.S. Army photo by Jaeyeon Sim like to come again.” x
    • FEBRUARY 22, 2013 USAG HUMPHREYS USAG-H • PAGE 15 www.army.mil/korea News & Notes Black History Month Program Girl Scouts more than just selling cookies By Staff Sgt. Vincent Abril The 602nd Aviation Support Bat- 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade PAO talion will host the Camp Hum- phreys Black History Month Observance entitled “At the Cross- CAMP HUMPHREYS – Hillary roads of Freedom and Equality,” Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Sandra Feb. 26, starting at 11 a.m. in the Day O’Connor, Mariah Carey and Jac- Community Activity Center. This queline Joyner all share a few things in event is open to all and is free. For common. more information, call 753-8078 Besides the obvious fact that they or 010-5059-6059. are all famous, successful women, even more interesting is the fact that they USO Lunchbox set are all Girl Scouts of America alumni. The Camp Humphreys USO will According to girlscouts.org, “Girl host its Lunchbox program, Feb. 27, starting at 11:30 a.m. and con- scouting builds girls of courage, con- cluding when all the food is gone. fidence and character, who make the The meal will feature free pulled world a better place.” It’s evident that pork sandwiches, chips, drinks the program has the capacity to do and desserts. just that based on its large list of well known alumni in media, sports, gov- CYSS Sports Sign-ups ernment, business, education and the During the entire month of Feb- military, to name a few. ruary, Youth Sports is conducting Deana L. Porretta, the overseas registration for baseball, T-ball, chair for the Girl Scouts and a former and softball. Children and youth, Army noncommissioned officer, helps ages 3-18, interested in these Deana Porretta, the overseas chair for Girl Scouts of America at Camp Humphreys, and sports are encouraged to sign up. instill those qualities in her girls. “We are molding our girls to be ex- Maj. Gwen Devera-Waden, speak with their troops about business and people skills Children must be registered with during an event in January. – U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Vincent Abril CYSS. Registration can be com- cellent role models for future genera- pleted at the Parent Central Of- tions,” Poretta said. tute teacher at Humphreys American ters involved in activities that they en- fice, located in Bldg. 570. The Porretta, the spouse of Chief War- School. joy,” he said. “It makes me happy that phone number is 753-3413. Youth rant Officer 3 Arthur J. Porretta, an “It’s important that my girls know she supports a variety of programs on Sports is also seeking volunteer AH-64D Apache pilot and battalion that they have a strong female role post that Soldeirs and their families coaches. Coaching applications safety officer with the 4th Attack Re- model that’s involved in the commu- participate in.” can also be picked up at Parent connaissance Battalion, 2nd Aviation nity and can interact with people,” she As a mother of two, Poretta explains Central. Background checks must Regiment, is also the leader of the said. “I do it so that I keep programs the importance of girls participating in clear before the season can start, going because I know that without vol- a program that focuses on positive de- Camp Humphreys Brownies Troop 301 so do not delay in applying. and Juniors Troop 77. She, along with unteers, a lot of times programs will velopment. BOSS Trip Deadline other scout leaders, teach their troops kind of fade away.” “Everyone wants their children to March 1 is the registration dead- important life and leadership skills Her hard work does not go unno- be raised with the right set of skills, line for the March 2 BOSS Yang- that will assist the girls in becoming ticed by her followers. but more importantly, values,” she mun (Dragon Valley) Overnight good citizens. “It makes me feel good that my said. “While living and being part of Temple Stay. The trip, which costs “As the head Girl Scout organizer- troop leader cares about our commu- the Army community, we are held to a $110, departs at 7:30 a.m. and re- leader, I’m in charge of making sure nity and wants to help out,” said Reece much higher standard. Girls Scouts al- turns around 7 p.m. (the following that the other leaders know what to Webster, 9, and a member of Brownies lows us to drive home those important day). The fee includes transporta- do,” Poretta said. Troop 301. “She is amazing at what she values and skills that will make our tion, lodging, meals, various cer- Besides her duties with the Girl does and she is a very busy person.” children better people.” emonies, meditation and cultural Husband Arthur said that he is very Anyone interested in joining the Scouts, she also volunteers with the activities with English speaking United Club, 2nd CAB Family Readi- proud of his wife’s activism in the com- Girl Scouts at Camp Humphreys, as a monks. For more information, call 753-8970. ness Group, Youth Sports and as a munity. scout or leader, can contact Poretta at gymnastics coach. She is also a substi- “I really like that she gets our daugh- 010-2663-5329. x Unattended cooking leading cause of fires Gas Station Hours Extended Starting March 4, the Exchange Gas Station will begin a 60-day test of opening one hour earlier and closing one hour later, Mon- day through Friday. The hours By Matt Spreitzer heating oil to fry food. Overheated cooking, especially while heating during this time will be: Monday- USAG Humphreys Fire Chief cooking oil will start to bubble or oil to fry food. Even if leaving the Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; and 9 a.m.-7 froth excessively and create a lot of kitchen for a few minutes, turn off p.m. on weekends. CAMP HUMPHREYS – During smoke. This frothing action might the stove. a recent three week span, the Camp cause the oil to overflow the pan and - Use a lower heat setting; don’t use COLA, OHA Surveys Coming Humphreys Community experienced ignite. This type of fire is intense and the high setting. The Cost of Living Allowance two fires that were the result of unat- could surge up and out of the pan - Use canola oil instead of vegetable (COLA) Survey continues through tended cooking. almost instantly. Within a matter of a oil; canola oil is less likely to ignite. March 15 and the Overseas Hous- Fortunately, there were no injuries couple minutes, the kitchen can go up - Keep items that can catch fire, ing Allowance (OHA) Utilities associated with the fires. But this in smoke. oven mitts, paper or cloth towels, Survey begins April 1. Military inattention to detail has resulted in The majority of the stoves, in both away from your stove top. personnel can make a difference several thousand dollars in damages. accompanied and unaccompanied - Keep a lid nearby when cooking to for themselves, their family and other service members by taking Unattended cooking has been the housing, are electric. Electric cooking smother small grease fires. Smother these online surveys. To take the leading cause of fires in the home tops are a greater hazard than gas ones the fire by sliding the lid over the survey visit the 175th FMSC Face- for decades. There are approximately because it takes longer for the electric pan and turn off the stove. book Page: http://www.facebook. 157,000 home fires annually in the coils to cool down. In the event there is a fire, immedi- com/pages/175th-Financial-Man- U.S., most of them due to unattended We all must take extra precautions ately call the Fire Department at 0505- agement-Support-Center-Offi- cooking. while using electric stoves. Please 753-7911 from a cell or civilian phone cial-Site/328065913301 or visit the Whether we hear the information follow these important steps when or DSN 911 and leave the area, closing Defense Transportation Manage- from the Humphreys Fire Department cooking: the door behind you. If the fire alarm ment Office (DTMO) Webpage at: or American Forces Network televi- - Be alert! Don’t cook while ex- for the facility isn’t sounding, pull an http://www.defensetravel.dod. sion and radio, folks should never tremely tired or after having con- alarm near any exit, then meet the mil/site/lps-korea.cfm leave their kitchen area while heating sumed alcohol. Fire Department outside and explain food on a stove top, especially while - Stay in the kitchen area while the situation. x
    • PAGE 16www.army.mil/korea USAG HUMPHREYS THE MORNING CALMAbout 350 people braved the cold temperatures, and even colder water, to participate in the 2013 Polar Bear Plunge, at the Splish and Splash Water park, Feb. 16. Participantsreceived commemorative stocking caps and all the free coffee and hot chocolate they could drink afterwards. – U.S. Army photos by Steven HooverPolar Bear Plunge Community turns out to take icy dip in Splish and SplashBy Kendra Moore things in my life, but this tops it all,” doubted his decision at first. “I saw “Our platoon wanted to do some-USAG Humphreys Public Affairs said a shivering Senior Airman Katie the commercial and, on impulse, we thing together and build morale,” said Johnson, of American Forces Network decided to come out and do it. It was 1st Lt. Lorrena Roeder, assigned to Al- CAMP HUMPHREYS – About 350 Osan. “But, it’s ok, because I was brave amazing.” pha Company, 304th Expeditionarypeople braved the cold temperatures, enough to take the Polar Bear Plunge.” Captain Ross Lockwood, assigned Signal Battalion. “These guys work re-and even colder water, to participate She wasn’t the only one shivering, to Charlie Company, 4th Battalion, ally hard...I’m glad we did it. It was fun.in the 2013 Polar Bear Plunge, at the as many people were already scream- 2nd Combat Aviation said, “The guys Next year, we’ll wear t-shirts.”Splish and Splash Water Park here, ing before they took the plunge. As the in the company were getting together For some, going in the freezing coldFeb. 16. countdown began, people were enter- (to do it), so they kind of dared me. It water once was not enough. After the The plunge, an annual Family and ing and exiting the pool with yells of was peer pressure, but it was a great first trip through the pool, many start-Morale, Welfare and Recreation event, excitement, support, and a few words team-building event for us. It was ed lining up for a second go.is held during the winter for partici- not appropriate for print. great to be able to come out and do Participants received a free Polarpants to hit the pool despite the cold “I’m very happy that I did not flake something like this.” Bear Plunge stocking cap and had alltemperatures. out,” said Angel Rodriguez, a techni- There were a number of different the hot chocolate and coffee they could “I’ve done many, many, stupid cal sergeant from Osan Air Base, who units represented at the plunge. drink to try and warm up after. xUSO celebrates 72 years entertaining, taking care of SoldiersBy Jaeyeon Sim phreys USO manager, to cut the birth-USAG Humphreys Public Affairs day cake. The USO provides a variety of ser- CAMP HUMPHREYS – In celebra- vices for Soldiers and their families.tion of United Service Organizations “At the Camp Humphreys USO, we72 years of service to military person- provide diverse programs for Soldiersnel around the world, the Camp Hum- and their families,” Hager said. “Forphreys USO hosted a birthday celebra- instance, we serve free lunch, calledtion Feb. 6. ‘Lunchbox,’ every second and fourth The USO was originally founded on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until theFeb. 4, 1941 at the request of then U.S. food runs out and once a month; wePresident Franklin D. Roosevelt. drive around post and hand out free About 50 people attended the cel- snacks to Soldiers who work outdoors.ebration, including Brig. Gen. Darryl The Humphreys USO is very active.A. Williams, the deputy commanding We like to do all we can.”general for support, 2nd Infantry Divi- Besides programs, they also providesion. use of SKYPE phones, scanner, Xbox The celebration opened with a brief games and more.prayer by Chap. (Maj.) Ricky A. Way, “Although Soldiers are away fromthe U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys their families, the USO provides an at-chaplain. Then Lori Conkright, wife of mosphere where you are close to eachCol. Darin S. Conkright, Humphreys other,” said Spc. Albert E. Nicdao, ofGarrison commander, and Williams Headquarters and Headquarters Com- (From left) Tami Hager, Brig. Gen. Darryl A. Williams and Lori Conkright prepare to cutprovided remarks. They were then pany, 4th Attack Reconnaissance Bat- a cake in celebration of USO’s 72 years of entertaining and supporting Soldiers andjoined by Tami Hager, the Camp Hum- talion, 2nd Aviation Regiment. x their families, Feb. 6. – U.S. Army photo by Jaeyeon Sim
    • USAG-H • PAGE 18www.army.mil/korea MORNING CALM THE MORNING CALMMilitary officials mark legendary bayonet chargeBy Walter T. Ham IVEighth Army Public Affairs OSAN AIR BASE – Military officialshonored the heroic deeds of the Sol-diers who fixed bayonets and chargedup the hill through enemy machinegun fire here, 62 years ago. Together with South Korean andU.S. military officials, Eighth ArmyDeputy Commander for Support Maj.Gen. Chris Gentry attended the 62ndanniversary ceremony for the Battle ofHill 180, Feb. 7, at the site where thestoried Korean War bayonet chargetook place. Led by Capt. Lewis Millett, the 27thInfantry Regiment’s Company E, wason point near Osan during OperationThunderbolt, on Feb. 7, 1951. The com-pany came under heavy machine gunfire from Communist Chinese forceson Hill 180. A seasoned combat veteran who re-ceived a battlefield commission duringWorld War II, Millett decided the onlyway to dislodge enemy forces was withbayonets. Braving the intense enemy machinegun fire, Millett yelled, “Fix bayonets.Everyone goes with me!” With Millett leading the charge,the Soldiers of Company E ran up the Military officials honored the heroic deeds of those who participated in the legendary bayonet charge during the Battle of Hill 180,steep mountain slope and evicted the during a ceremony at Osan Air Base, Feb. 7. Today, Hill 180 is called “Bayonet Hill” and is located on the air base. – U.S. Air Forceenemy forces from their strategic hill- photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Siekert, 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairstop perch. Because of their legendary feat on “Cold Steel Easy” and Millett earned Millett went on to serve with distinc- Today, Hill 180 is also called “Bayo-Hill 180, the 27th Infantry Regiment’s the Medal of Honor. tion in the Vietnam War and retire net Hill” and Millett Road runs up itCompany E, earned the nickname Although injured during the battle, from the U.S. Army as a colonel. through Osan Air Base. x
    • PAGE 20http://daegu.korea.army.mil MORNING CALM THE MORNING CALM FEBRUARY 22, 2013 USAG DAEGU USAG Daegu • PAGE 21 http://daegu.korea.army.mil 2-1 ADA hosts Area IV’s annual NCO induction ceremony Story and photos by Sfc. Jason L. Kennedy by NCOs.” 2-1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment PAO Using a phrase from the Creed of the Noncommissioned Officer, Com- DAEGU GARRISON — “No one is mand Sgt. Major Diggs emphasized more professional than I,” were the the primary role NCOs must live up words that echoed throughout the to – “My two basic responsibilities theater at Camp Carroll during Area will always be uppermost in my mind IV’s Annual Noncommissioned Offi- – accomplishment of my mission and cer Induction Ceremony, Jan. 17. the welfare of my Soldiers.” This year’s ceremony was hosted Following the rite of passage, Com- by the 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense mand Sgt. Maj. Foley administered Artillery Regiment (2-1 ADA), Camp “The Charge of the Noncommis- Carroll. Five units from Area IV par- sioned Officer” to the newly inducted ticipated in the event by sponsor- NCOs. ing a total of 52 junior Noncommis- The “charge” is the final act from sioned Officers (NCOs) and Korean which the newly recognized NCOs Augmentees to the U.S. Army (KA- acknowledged and accepted their TUSAs). new inherent responsibilities. This year’s event was led by 2-1 “[To] fulfill my greatest obligation ADA’s Command Sgt. Maj. John Fol- as a leader and thereby confirm my ey and operations NCOIC, Sgt. Maj. status as a noncommissioned offi- Keith Maxwell. cer [by] accepting responsibility for Sgt. William Courtney from HHB/2-1 ADA raises his right hand while receiving “The Charge their actions; to observe and follow Maxwell and his team of NCOs spent many hours in preparation for of the Noncommissioned Officer” during Area IV’s Annual NCO Induction Ceremony held the orders and directions given by the ceremony in order to uphold the at Camp Carroll. Courtney is one of fifty-two newly inducted NCOs inducted into the supervisors acting according to laws, standards of the time-honored tradi- NCO Corps Jan. 17. articles, and rules governing the dis- tion while ensuring the production’s cipline of the Army.” success. included family members and fel- The ceremony began with some Thereafter, all the NCOs present The five units participating in the low Soldiers ranging from seniors, words of wisdom from guest speaker, in the theater stood to attention and ceremony were the 19th Expedition- peers, and subordinates, to include U.S. Army Garrison Daegu Com- together recited “The Creed of the ary Susutainment Command, 25th the chain of commands’ of the par- mand Sgt. Maj. Michael Diggs Jr. Noncommissioned Officer.” Transportation Battalion, 498th ticipating units. Command Sgt. Major Diggs spoke The ceremony ended with a social Combat Service Support Battalion, They arrived from all over Area IV with great passion about the NCO hour among inductees and all those 2-1 ADA, and Headquarters and to witness 52 junior NCOs cross the Corps; about the importance of con- in attendance. This year’s newly in- Headquarters Company of Area IV time-honored line, a line that when tinuing to honor the corps’ tradi- ducted will now become next year’s PAID ADVERTISING - FULL PAGE and U.S. Army Garrison Daegu. crossed signifies a rite of passage and tions that originated in 1833 by the sponsors for tomorrow’s select group It was a full house, every seat was entry into the ranks of the Noncom- “Dragoons, [an] elite group of troops of Soldiers to enter into the corps— filled with attending guests; guests missioned Officer Corps. [that] introduced the chevron used “the backbone of the Army.”x Command Sgt. Maj. Foley from 2-1 ADA BN administers “The Charge of the Area IV’s Annual NCO Induction Ceremony was hosted by the 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Noncommissioned Officer” to 52 newly inducted NCOs Jan. 17, during Area IV’s Annual Defense Artillery Regiment (2-1 ADA), Camp Carroll, Jan. 17. Five units from Area IV NCO Induction Ceremony held at Camp Carroll. The “charge” is the final act from which participated in the event by sponsoring their soldiers to enter into to the NCO Corps. the newly recognized NCOs acknowledge and accept their new inherent responsibilities. Sponsoring unit Command Sergeants Maj. took their places on stage to formally welcome “[To] fulfill my greatest obligation as a leader and thereby confirm my status as a the newly inducted soldiers into the NCO Corps; CSM Case of the 19th Expeditionary noncommissioned officer [by] accepting responsibility for their actions; to observe and Sustainment Command, 25th Transportation Battalion, CSM Vickers of 498th Combat follow the orders and directions given by supervisors acting according to laws, articles, Service Support Battalion, CSM Foley of 2-1 ADA, CSM Diggs and ROK SGM Min of and rules governing the discipline of the Army." Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison,Daegu. Rambo makes the leap from Green to Gold Story and photo by Cpl. Lim Sung-jun March 20, 2012, decided to take on a before swearing an oath. “I am committed to the military, so 19th ESC Public Affairs goal of becoming an officer by going “I wanted to do something for my I am going to put my full heart into it. through the Green to Gold Program. country and I felt like my country As an officer, I would like to get the DAEGU GARRISON — In the mov- “I want to make the most out of my needed me. I enjoy the brother and upper hand on my father one day to ies, the name "Rambo" brings images experience in the military than just sisterhood that you cannot find any- kind of beat him at something. And of a fictional warrior who steps up for going through the enlisted ranks,” where and I love feeling that I have one day hopefully, I expect to see my- his country when called upon, but in Rambo said. “When I think of com- purpose in my life,” Rambo said. “Fur- self making it somewhere where I will today’s Army, Rambo is a name asso- manding as an officer, I think of lead- thermore, I always saw my dad in the be remembered or where I can make ciated with real patriotism and lead- ing and influencing the people that Army as a young kid and I could not a difference.” ership. are in charge of leading Soldiers.” see myself doing something else be- Pvt. Devin M. Rambo, who enlisted He had his sights on a military life cause that was just everyday part of See "Rambo" on Page 22 in the Army as an intelligence analyst and the goals that would follow well my life.”
    • USAG Daegu • PAGE 22http://daegu.korea.army.mil USAG DAEGU THE MORNING CALM FEBRUARY 22, 2013 MORNING CALM PAGE 23 http://daegu.korea.army.mil"Rambo" continued from page 21 can lead and to teach them the right way,” Devin Rambo said. “Instead of being a leader who leads from the Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ryan T. Rambo, who sidelines, I want to be the one who actually goesclimbed his way through the Army’s enlisted ranks through everything with my Soldiers. This willfor 14 years before switching, became the biggest improve my legitimacy as a leader and will showinspiration for his son to ascend the ladder of lead- my Soldiers that I am willing to lead my soldiersership. through the tasks and missions that I command.” “I looked into the work that my dad has done, Within a year of service, Devin Rambo has drawnand it is spectacular. He is passionate about the positive attention from senior leadership.Army and his country, and he is one of the most “Rambo has many talents. He is skilled, dedi-squared away men I have ever met,” Devin Rambo cated and a highly motivated young intelligencesaid. “He always told me all of his great experiences analyst who performs to perfection without super-and great people that he met as an officer. He al- vision,” said Lt. Col. Ki T. Lee, 19th Expeditionaryways talks highly of the military and how much he Sustainment Command G-2 assistant chief of staff.loves it and I wanted to be just like him.” “Coupled with his positivity and capability, he will Advice from his father guided Devin through become an excellent leader someday.”making hard decisions at important moments in Devin Rambo’s consistency of professionalismhis life. and desire gives his predecessors hope for the next “One of the pieces of advice that he gave me was generation of Soldiers.‘do the things that makes you happy, and every- “I hope I am there to give my son his first salute.thing else will fall into line’,” Devin Rambo said. As with almost all parents, I want my children to“He always gives me good advice, and always push- achieve more than me,” Ryan Rambo said. “Im veryes me to go for the things that I wanted to do to proud of Devin and his accomplishments.” xbetter myself. I would not be here today if I did nothave the advice my dad gave me and him having myback with everything that I have done.” (Right) Pvt. Devin M. Rambo leads a team during Military Devin Rambo’s passion for leadership roles on Operation on Urban Terrain training while at basicsports teams, in music groups and in clubs transi- training at Fort Jackson, SC. Rambo, currently 19thtioned him straight into a uniform and in front of Expeditionary Sustainment Command G-2 intelligencesoldiers. analyst, decided to take on a goal of becoming an officer “At basic training, I had a huge opportunity to by going through the Green to Gold program.lead my squad and I loved to have Soldiers that IStudent intern bids farewell 32nd KSC awards scholarships In his own words Story and photos by Sgt. Jeong, Hyuk-soo PAID ADVERTISING - FULL PAGE hyuksoo.jeong@us.army.milStory by Park, Gi-bum anything the PAO has required. So I DAEGU GARRISON — The 32ndgibum.park@us.army.mil met many people including supervi- Support Group, Korea Service Corps sors and experienced American cul- (KSC), made a difference in the lives DAEGU GARRISON — Before I ture through American holidays and of two students from Daebong El-applied and experienced U.S. Army their life style. ementary School, Feb. 14 during aGarrison Daegus military base in- I experienced Thanksgiving day Good Neighbor event held at theternship program, I didn’t know how eating Turkey, enjoyed various tradi- facility located near Camp Henry.special this internship is. Only five tional events, and realized how great Yun, Song-hwan, Commander,universities in Area IV can get this USA veterans are because I partici- 32nd KSC Corps, who attended theadvantage which make them more pated in the Retiree Appreciation Day. event, presented scholarships to theprofessional and global. Moreover I learned various American two students for their exemplary This special advantage has a lot of life covering JROTC program and Bet- achievements.great things; not only was I able to ter Opportunities for Single soldiers KSC maintains a close partner-improve my English, but I was able (BOSS) program. ship with the school, which has longto personally experience and learn Throughout my internship period, been designated as a wartime mobi-about a new culture, a new job, and I faced many language barriers and lization point for the service corps.build stronger personal relation- cultural differences. I overcame, how- The presentation of the scholarshipships. So, all of interns including ever, those hardships and used them highlights that alliance, Yun said.me had an invaluable experience as as an opportunity to develop myself. “This ceremony is a great opportu-a USAG Daegu base intern over the Above all things, I got more familiar nity to strengthen ties, and re-em-past six-months. to Americans and USAG Daegu and phasize the long-standing friend- I worked for USAG Daegu Public I had invaluable experience which ship between the Eighth U.S. Army,Affairs Office (PAO) as a reporter, could make me global leader. Finally and the Korean community.” xphotographer and writer of news I really owe thanks to this internshipproducts and assistant who prepared and am proud that I participated it.x (Top)A young scholarship recipient accepts the prestigious award from KSC Commander Yun, Song- hwan in a ceremony held Feb. 14 at Daegu’s Daebong Elementary School. (Left) From left to right, Principal, Daebong Elementary School, Lee, Chun-ja, and the two student scholarship recipients, along with KSC Commander, Yun, Song-hwan, proudly display their scholarship awardsPark, Gi-bum, outgoing USAG Daegu Public Affairs intern shares some helpful information after the presentation.for his replacement Lee, Eun-byul. Park has worked with PAO for six months, and will resumehis studies at Kyungpook National University. - U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jeong, Hyuk-soo