YONGSAN GARRISON, Republicof Korea -- Selfless service is not only acore value of the Army, but also a virtuethat military personal are expected todemonstrate in their daily lives. However,it is usually not easy to give away yourproperty,especiallytoastranger.More than 500 people among DODsuffer with deadly disorders like leukemia,and need life saving bone marrowtransplants. In order to support thesefamiliesandotherpotential patients, DODruns a marrow donation program. USFKheldadrivewasheld inYongsanExchange,April 26 - 27.In true volunteer spirit many peopleregistered fortheprogram,willing tohelpastrangertheymaynevermeet.“I am here to do the right thing,” saidJohnWolf,whoregisteredasabonemarrowdonorthatday. “It isalwaysagood thing tohelp somebody else, and everybody needsa help out. It does not matter if the peopleinneedarestrangersornot. SothatiswhyIamheretoregisterforthis.”During the drive, Lt. Gen. John. D.Johnson, the Eight Army commander,visited the site to encourage the volunteersand register himself as a donor. Johnsonalso inspired the new donors and drivecoordinators,quotingthattheyareshowingtruevolunteerism.“The process for registering as a bonemarrow donor is a simple one,” Johnsonsaid. “Yet, many people do not registerbecause of their fear and indifference. So Ireally thank for those who are here today,willing to help others voluntarily. Also, Ithank for the volunteers who came here tohelptheeventgoonsmoothly.”May 3, 2013 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea Volume 11, Issue 27USAG Red Cloud P04USAG Casey P04USAG Yongsan P07USAG Humphreys P15USAG Daegu P21GARRISONSInside218th HHR renewsYongsan supportSpring Fling providestreasure hunt marketFeature Page P12SeePAGE 7- See Bone Marrow, Page 2 -USFK, DoD enlistingbone marrow donorsLt. Gen. John. D. Johnson, the Eighth Army commander, participates in donating duringthe DOD Bone marrow Donor Drive held at the Yongsan Exchange, April 26. - U.S. Armyphoto by Pfc. Jung Ji-hoonBy Pfc. Jung Ji-hoonUSAG Yongsan Public AffairsSeePAGE 8SAVING LIVESUSAG Yongsan, Seoul firefighters team-upBy Nikki MaxwellUSAG Yongsan Public AffairsAt left, firefighters from the Yongsan-gu Fire District conduct search and rescue operations at Hannam Village, April 24. (Photo byHarold Persons). At right, a boy poses for a picture with Sparky, the USAG Yongsan Fire Department mascot, during the 2013 SafeSeoul Day held at Yeouido Park, May 1. See more images from this event on page 8. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lim Hong-seo)Fire safety is a universal language. Andthe everyday heroes who train and preparefor fires and other emergencies are workingtogether here in Yongsan, to ensure all citi-zensaresafe.OnApril24,USAGYongsanFire&Emer-gency Services conducted a mutual-aidfirefightingexercisewithSeoul CityFireDe-partment (Yongsan-gu) at Hannam Villagemilitaryhousing.The purpose of the mutual-aid exercisewas to practice joint high-rise firefightingand rescue operations with the Seoul CityFire Department. This time, the exercisescenario was a fire in “G” building quarters#1401 with two personnel unaccounted for.The Seoul City Fire Department’s Yongsan-gu Fire District responded with high-risefirefighting, rescue and command teamsandquicklyintegratedwithUSAGYongsan’sfirefighting, rescueand Incident Commandteams.- See FIRE, Page 2 -
NEWS • PAGE 2www.army.mil/korea THE MORNING CALMMORNING CALMThe Morning CalmPublished byThe United States Army Garrison HumphreysPublic Affairs Officein coordination withUSAG Red Cloud, USAG Yongsan and USAG DaeguPublic Affairs OfficesUSAG RED CLOUDCommander: Col. John M. ScottPublic Affairs Officer: Dave PalmerWriter/Editor: Franklin FisherStaff Writer: Cpl. Lee Seong-suUSAG YONGSANCommander: Col. Michael E. MasleyPublic Affairs Officer: Mark AbuegCommand Information Officer: Nikki MaxwellWriter/Editor: Sgt. Kevin FrazierStaff Writers: Cpl. Lee Hyo-kang, Pfc. Lim Hong-seo,Pfc. Jung Ji-hoonUSAG HUMPHREYSCommander: Col. Darin S. ConkrightPublic Affairs Officer: Edward N. JohnsonCommand Information Officer: Steven HooverStaff Writer: Pfc. Ma Jae-sangInterns: Jaeyeon Sim, Tanya ImVolunteer: Kendra MooreUSAG DAEGUCommander: Col. Kathleen A. GavlePublic Affairs Officer: Philip MolterCommand Information Officer: Mary GrimesStaff Writers: Pfc. Chin Hyun-joon, Pvt. Choi Hyun-kyuInterns: Lee Seung-bin, Nam Young-ho, Lee Eun-byulThis Army newspaper is an authorized publication formembers of the Department of Defense. Contents of TheMorning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official viewsof, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department ofDefense, or Department of the Army.The editorial contentof this weekly publication is the responsibility of U.S. ArmyGarrisons in Korea. Circulation: 9,500Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no wayconnected with the U.S. Government, under exclusivewritten contract with the Contracting Command. Thecivilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising.The appearance of advertising in this publication,including inserts or supplements, does not constituteendorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of theproducts or services advertised. Everything advertisedin 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 thepurchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of thisequal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed,the printer shall refuse to print advertising from thatsource until the violation of the equal opportunity policyis corrected.Oriental Press President: Charles ChongCommercial AdvertisingTelephone: DSN 315-738-5005Fax: (02) 790-5795E-mail: email@example.comMail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758Location: Bldg. 1440,Yongsan, Main PostSUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS:Phone: DSN 738-4068Submitting stories or photos toThe Morning Calm WeeklySend your Letters to the Editor, guest com-mentaries,storysubmissions,photosandotheritemsto:MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil.AllitemsaresubjecttoeditingforcontentandtoinsuretheyconformwithDoDguidelines.The Morning Calm Online Edition:www.army.mil/koreaBone Marrow, continued from Page 1Inadditiontosavingpeople’slives, bonemarrow donor registration helps soldiersto be prepared for possible CBRN attack.Navy Capt. Krista Dellapina, the chief ofoperational law for USFK and a donorherself, explained the meaning of thedrive she coordinated, and emphasized itsimportance in the perspective of acquiringmissionreadiness.“This event means a lot to us all,”Dellapina said. “Firstly, the people whoneed bone marrow donation may be abletofind matching marrows. Next, itinspireseveryone to come up and show theirwarmth, which will bond the communitytogether. Lastly, this drive allows DODto create a database to use in case servicemembers’ marrow is contaminated bychemicalattacks.”Formoreaboutthe DOD bone marrowdonor program, visit www.dodmarrow.com. xA boy scout from Seoul American High school helps to register service members duringthe Bone Marrow Donor Drive held at the Yongsan Exchange, April 26. (U.S. Army photoby Pfc. Jung, Ji-hoon)“The exercise was a great success anddemonstrates how both fire departmentswork closely together to protect HannamVillage and USAG Yongsan residents in theevent of a fire or major emergency,” saidHarold Persons, DeputyFireChief of USAGYongsan Fire & Emergency Services. “Wehavebeendoing itforapproximately7yearsand it is key to our joint efforts to protectpropertyandsavelives.”AccordingtoPersons,theannualcoordi-nated training occursevery Spring, allowingrotating personnel to experience workingwith their international counterparts. Theseasonalsoplaysaroleinthetiming.“The weather is starting to get nice, soit is a good training environment for all thefirefighters,”explainedAlexTemporado,FireChief of USAG Yongsan Fire & EmergencyServices.“During this exercise, we really learnedhow to integrate with the Incident Com-mand System, (our emergency manage-ment system) and they learned to sit backandwaitforthetasks,”Temporadosaid.“Forexample, forprimaryandsecondarysearch-ing,Iwouldtasktheirteamsandaskthemtogive me a rescue team to search each floor,whereweneedit.”HesaidUSAGYongsanhasreceivedposi-tive feedback from the firefighting teamsandthecitizenstheyaretrainedtoprotect.“Especiallyfromtheresidents.Theywerevery interested because they saw both of us(AmericansandKoreans)workingtogether,”Temporadosaid.“Thekidssawusdoingfirstaid, and forsomeof the residents itwas thefirsttimeforthemtoseeusdoingthat.”“From an emergency responders per-spective, we got great feedback about work-ing and integrating with the tenant com-mands and other agencies here,” Personssaid. “The Seoul City Fire Department likesto be involved with us in their communityalso.”That cooperation was also evidenced afew days later, when USAG Yongsan Fire &Emergency Services participated in the 2013“Safe Seoul Day,” held at Yeouido Park. Theannual event promotes safety awareness forKoreanchildren.USAGYongsanemergencyresponders attended the event, display-ing one of their ladder trucks and other firefighting gear. Butthereal crowd pleaserwasSparky,thedepartment’sDalmationmascot.Both Temporadoand Persons agree thatthedepartmenthasacloserelationshipwithSeoulCity.“I think people are always concernedwhen a fire breaks out. This training is an-otherwaytoshowthatincaseofafireoroth-eremergency,wecangetcrewsonthesceneveryquickly,”Temporadosaid.Headded thattheUSAGYongsanFire&EmergencyServicescommunicateswiththeItaewon Sub-Station, and they send a trucken-routeimmediately.“Whatever assets we call for, they getthem rolling. The response time is less than5minutes.”To report an emergency from on post,dial9-1-1.Fromoff-post,call0503-323-9111.xFIRE, continued from Page 1
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USAG-RC • PAGE 4http://redcloud.korea.army.mil THE MORNING CALMUSAG RED CLOUDAt Camp Red Cloud this March, KATUSA Soldiers toss in the air a fellow-KATUSA on the occasion of his last day ofcompulsory military service. Tossing a buddy on his last day of service is a custom among KATUSAs, South Korean Soldiersassigned to the U.S. Army. KATUSAs nearing their end of service said recently itheir experience assigned to the U.S. Armygave them valuable experience and insight. – U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lee Seong-suAn element of the 2nd InfantryDivision Band makes its way tothe Village Green parade groundon Camp Red Cloud May 1 wherethey provided music for a divisionceremony held a short time later.With the arrival of the spring-summerperiod the band is at the start ofwhat is typically its busiest time ofthe year. – U.S. Army photo by Sgt.Song Ji-hunMark Time....March!KATUSAs say service taught muchCAMP RED CLOUD – SouthKoreans are known for their richcultural heritage, delicious foodand many other things, but whatdoes not often come to mind isthat the Republic of Korea is oneof about 25 countries in the worldwith a mandatory national service orconscription program.All South Korean males betweenthe ages of 18 and 35 are obligated toserve at least 21 months in the militaryor police.For those proficient in the Englishlanguage,aspecialassignmentisavailable–theKoreanAugmentationtotheUnitedStates Army program, which assignsSouth Korean Soldiers to service with theU.S. Army. They’recalled KATUSAs.The program reflects the twocountries’ friendship and cooperationin promoting peace and deterring waron the Korean Peninsula.KATUSAs serve 21 months. Someof those close to finishing their dutyreflected recently on their service andwhat being in the KATUSA programhas taught them. “I really enjoyed it [the KATUSAprogram] because you get to interactwith U.S. Soldiers and make friends,”said Sgt. Han Sang-yun, a medic withHeadquarters and HeadquartersCompany, 2nd Combat AviationBrigade.The KATUSA Soldiers are not theonly ones who gain lasting memoriesand friendships. The U.S. Soldiers whowork with them are likewise affected.“Sergeant Han and I came to theunit on the exact same day,” said Spc.Nathan McKee, a health care specialistassigned to HHC. “At the beginning Iwas in charge, so it was on me to teachhim the ropes of being a medic.“Over time, a friendship developedbetween us,” McKee said. “I wasteaching him to be a medic and he wasteaching me how to be Korean.”“It is a great program,” said Sgt.Seo Sang-hyun, senior KATUSAsoldier for HHC. “Unlike other [SouthKorean Army] units I get a chanceto speak English and deal with U.S.Soldiers who come from differentbackgrounds.”Not only did this program give Seothe opportunity to experience newcultures but it also allowed him tolearn valuable leadership skills foruse in the civilian world after themilitary.“It is the first time I have hada leadership position in my life,”said Seo. “I already graduated fromcollege so when I get out I will needto start applying to jobs. The KATUSAprogram has given me self-confidenceand pride.”“[Sergeant Han] is pretty much theclosest friend I have here in Korea,”said McKee. “He is going to be goingto school in Georgia when he getsout [of the South Korean army] and Iwill be getting out [of the U.S. Army]and going to Texas. They are not toofar apart from each other so I plan ongoing to see him back in the States.”Sgt. Woo Ju-hwa, 22, is currentlythe Senior KATUSA in CompanyA, Headquarters and HeadquartersBattalion, 2nd Infantry Division, atCamp Red Cloud. He ends his militaryservice May 21.One of the many things he’s learnedduring his KATUSA service, said Woo,was to be conscious of how his actionswould affect others in his company.This, he said, has helped him learnBy Staff Sgt. Aaron Duncan2nd CAB Public Affairshow to conduct himself as a memberof a group.“If I just think of my ownconvenience and comfort it’ll have anadverse affect on my fellow-Soldiers,”Woo. “So I have to be very careful inmy behavior.”Being a KATUSA also broadenedhis ability to adjust himself to thedifferences he found in a foreign – inthiscase American – culture, Woosaid.“If we can’t understand each other’sdifferences we can’t bridge them,” hesaid. “So I learned to understand anddeal with cultural differences.” xPvt. Lee Ho-bin contributed to thisreport.
Change to Incheon Bus ServiceFMWR Incheon Shuttlebus service during afternoonand evening hours has beenhalted during May because ofstaffing constraints. Affectedare the 4 p.m. departure fromCamp Casey; 5:30 p.m. CampRed Cloud; 11 p.m. return fromthe airport. Morning shuttleservice will continue to operate,as follows: Camp Casey, 6 a.m.;Camp Red Cloud, 7:05; returndeparture from Incheon, 10 a.m.For more information, call 730-6187.Casey Library ReopeningThe Camp Casey Library hasmoved and will reopen May 3 inbuilding 2403, across the streetfrom Starbucks. It will mark thereopening at 3 p.m. withcakeandballoons. For more information,call 730-3285.Cinco de Mayo RallyA Cinco de Mayo celebrationand motorcyclerally isscheduledfor May 4 from 2 – 8 p.m. atthe Gateway Club on CampCasey. The day’s events are tofeature live band performances,including those by a mariachiband; a Hispanic musicmarathon; a cultural danceperformance; an Area I yardsale; raffle of a Harley Davidson2013 Iron 883 motorcycle; amotorcycle display, a bike safetydemonstration, motorcycle gearvendors; free food-and-winetasting; food-eating contests; abreak-a-plate game, paint ballshooting gallery, face paintingand hat-making, inflatablegames, a piñata-breakinggame, carnival games and otheractivities. For more information,call 732-9464.Power OutageA partial power outage thatwill affect various buildings isscheduled for Camp Red CloudMay 4, from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.For more information, call 732-6584/9079.Housing Offices ClosedThe Housing Offices at CampRed Cloud and Camp Casey willbe closed May 10 from 8 a.m. –5 p.m. for training. For moreinformation, call the Red Cloudoffice at 732-7487 or the CaseyOffice at 730-4709.Open Call Talent SearchAn open call talent search atReggie’s Club on Camp Stanleyis scheduled for 7 p.m. May11. Single and unaccompaniedmilitary personnel are invitedto showcase their talents in abroad range of areas, includingsinging, dance, spoken word,improvised instruments andmore. Registration is required.Three winners will be selectedto receive $100, $75, and $50. Formore information, or to register,call 732-5417.USAG RED CLOUD USAG-RC • PAGE 5http://redcloud.korea.army.milMay 3, 2013Warrior Countrymaintains a 24-hourSUICIDE PREVENTIONHOTLINE:010-3762-0457News & NotesAbdominal obesity poses threatType 2 diabetes, heart disease, among potent dangersThose who volunteered theirtime to help the WarriorCountry community wereformally recognized for theirefforts during an April 24ceremony at the Warrior’sClub on Camp Casey. Duringthe past year 1,117 AreaI volunteers gave WarriorCountry a total of 24,332hours of service, saving theArmy $530,194.28. Cuttinga cake during the event arethree of the award recipients,joined by senior leaders ofthe 2nd Infantry Division andU.S. Army Garrison Red Cloudand Area I. – U.S. Army photoby Sgt. Song Ji-hunCelebrating ourvolunteersCAMP RED CLOUD – Althoughmore fat accumulates typically onthe buttocks and thighs, studiesindicate that the fat on the abdomenis the most dangerous and is a potentpredictor for health problems such ashigh blood pressure, high cholesterol,diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and heartdisease.Scientists believe that increasingthe width of the waist can be a keyindicator of the presence of underlyingcardiovascular risk.Some research has shown thatthere is a relationship between obesity,especially abdominal obesity, and theincidence of infertility in women.Studies found that there is anincrease in the accumulation of fatBy Robert GobbleArea I Health and Fitness DirectorEditor’s Note:The following article on the dangers ofabdominal obesity is by Robert Gobble,Area I Health and Fitness director.It is the first in an occasional seriesof his health-and-fitness articles thatwill appear in the Area I section of theMorning Calm weekly newspaper, withthe aim of helping foster good healthpractices within our community.around the ovaries and fallopian tubes,which affects the process of ovulationand reproduction.What actually is consideredabdominal obesity?According to the most recentliterature put forth by the AmericanCollege of Sports Medicine, males witha waist size of 40 inches or more andfemales with a waist size of 35 inches ormore are considered to be abdominallyobese. In these cases, the waist sizeneeds to drop.Why does abdominal obesity occurand what can be done about it?A permanent routine of exercise,eating healthier‚ and consumingthe same number or fewer caloriesthan one expends will help preventoverweight and obesity symptoms.Sounds simple, but for most peoplethis is extremely challenging.Here are the steps for change:• Make a commitment• Develop a positive support system• Set realistic goals• Eat healthier• Increase physical activity• Change your behavior towards yourhealthAlthough weight loss is a challengefor individuals and health careprofessionals, it can be achieved.People striving to lose weight needto understand that weight loss, doneproperly, takes time, and involves acombination of healthy eating andexercise.A lifestyle change is the key tosuccessful weight loss. It is importantthat individuals are aware ofinappropriate weight loss methods sotheycan avoid occurenceof any seriousside effects. x— Robert Gobble —
USAG-Y • PAGE 7http://yongsan.korea.army.mil THE MORNING CALMUSAG YONGSANKADENA AIR BASE, Japan – According toCare.com, military families move an averageof once every three years. Next to divorce anddeath of a relative, experts say that movingis rated as the third highest cause of stress.The Army & Air Force Exchange Service,recognizing the unique strains placed onmilitary families required to move frequently,is making relocating easier with its “PCSHeadquarters” at www.shopmyexchange.com.The Exchange’s “PCS Headquarters” offersfour unique areas to assist in moving: GetConnected, Military One Source, MilitaryHomefront and Military Avenue.Get Connected allows military families toview what local TV, internet and telephoneofferings are available in the area to whichthey are making their permanent change ofstation move.Military One Source provides assistancewith child care, personal finances andemotional support during deploymentsand relocation resources needed for specialcircumstances.Military Homefront’s “Plan My Move”provides military families with access toinformation about entitlements and benefits,checklists, planning tools and material oneducation and employment.Military Avenue is an online servicesupporting relocation, travel and lifestyleneeds of the military family.Finally, the Exchange’s “PCS Headquarters”also offers an array of downloadable couponsranging from discounts on appliances andtires to 10 percent off a total purchase whenusing a Military Star Card at the Exchange.“As a partner with the military, we know athing or two about making a smart move,” saidthe Exchange’s Pacific Region CommanderCol. Kristin McCoy. “Whether orders are forKirtland or Kadena, the Exchange is ready tohelp pack it up and move out.”The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is ajoint non-appropriated fund instrumentalityof the Department of Defense and is directedby a Board of Directors which is responsibleto the Secretaries of the Army and the AirForce through the Service Chiefs of Staff. TheExchange has the dual mission of providingauthorized patrons with quality merchandiseand services at competitively low prices andgenerating non-appropriated fund earnings asa supplemental source of funding for militarymorale, welfare and recreation programs. Tofind out more about the Exchange historyand mission or to view recent press releasesplease visit our Web site at http://www.shopmyexchange.com.For more information or to schedule aninterview with an Exchange representativeplease contact Sgt. 1st Class Jon Cupp, DSN315-645-7703 or firstname.lastname@example.orgExchange PCS Headquartersmakes for a ‘smooth move’By Sgt. 1st Class Jon Cuppcuppjs@aafes.comSpring Fling provided treasure hunt marketYONGSAN GARRISON, Repubicof Korea-- In preparation for peakPCS season, FMWR hosted thefirst Spring Fling at R&R Bar andGrill, April. 27. The event includeda community rummage sale, BBQ,music provided outdoor by a DJ,and a block party afterward forB.O.S.S.Hundreds of people scoured therose of tables for treasures makingdeals to help PCS’ing. Familieslighten their shipment loads.“I like the mood here,” saidRoberts David, who participated asa seller of flee market. “Everyoneseems happy. Also, I see a lot offamilies out here. Because I thinkwhat matters is not about makingmoney by selling my products, butthe fact that people are enjoyingthe event, I find this meaningfuland successful.”In addition to the markets, R&RBar and Grill’s barbeque was also ahit.“I can definitely say that thefood served is good,” said AndersonKyle, a participant who grabbed abox full of barbeque and otherfoods for his lunch. “It is not onlydelicious, but also served at a goodprice. Offering this kind of specialevent brings the communitytogether, so I think it was nice ofthem to do this.”That is encouraging for Ron Buss,the garrison’s business operationsmanager for MWR.“There are a lot of people herewho look like they are enjoyingthemselves,” Buss said. “This is ourfirst time doing a Spring Fling anda rummage sale, so I am happy itwas a success.”xBy Pfc. Jung Ji-hoonUSAG Yongsan Public AffairsA customer of the outdoor BBQ provided by R&R Bar and Grill decides between ribs,chicken and hotlinks for his lunch, during the Spring Fling, April. 27. - U.S. Army photoby Pfc. Jung Ji-hoonCustomers of the outdoor BBQ provided by R&R Bar and Grill enjoy their lunch,during the Spring Fling held at R&R Bar and Grill, April. 27. - U.S. Army photoby Pfc. Jung Ji-hoonParticipants of the rummage sale, held during the Spring Fling outside the R&R Barand Grill, hunt for treasures while helping the PCS’ing families lighten their loads,April. 27. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jung Ji-hoon
YONGSAN GARRISON, REPUBLICOF KOREA -- Leaders of the 218thHomeland Reserve Regiment (HRR)visited U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan,sharing an opportunity to enrichtheir friendship and alliance, Apr. 25.The partnership between 218thHHR and USAG Yongsan plays a keyrole in the safety of Yongsan garrisonpersonnel. By signing an updatedmemorandum of agreement for thedefense of USAG Yongsan during thevisit, they renewed their willingnessto work together as partners.Aftersigning the MOA, both partieshad a short briefing at the InstallationOperations Center, discussingmore details of base defense.Col. Chong-Kyu Kim, commanderof 218th HRR, was glad to visit USAGYongsan and he emphasized theimportance of the alliance between218th HHR and Yongsan. Col. MichaelE. Masley, garrison commanderat USAG Yongsan, respondedwith gratitude for their help andcontinued communication andcooperation between the two parties.“I am glad that 218th HHR visitedtoday and I am more than surethat mutual relationships betweenus will secure Yongsan garrison,”Masley said. “I hope we developmeetings like this more often so wecan be even more mission-readywhenever we need to cooperate.”TheluncheonwasheldattheHartellHouse, and afterward, a brief bus tourof the garrison completed the visit.xOUSAG YONGSAN USAG-Y • PAGE 8http://yongsan.korea.army.milNews & NotesFor a complete list of communityinformation news and notes, visit theUSAG Yongsan official website athttp://yongsan.korea.army.mail8th Army Band NamsanSeoul Tower ConcertMake your plans now to comeup to Namsan Seoul Tower thisSaturday, 4 May, at 1600 to hearthe Eighth Army Band’s JazzEnsemble performing big bandjazz! It’s going to be an excitingperformance featuring a varietyof classic, modern and vocaljazz selections. Don’t miss thisgreat free show and a fantasticview of Seoul. For moreinformation about this andother upcoming performances,visit their Facebook page.Wine Fest 2013Enjoy an elegant wine tasting,offering different wines fromall over the world! Wine Fest2013 is scheduled for 4 May,1300-1800, and 5 May, 1300-1600, at the Yongsan AAFESExchange parking lot. Formore information, call 723-5678/8785.Dallas Cowboy Cheerleadersto visit USAG YongsanThe Dallas CowboyCheerleaders are scheduledto visit USAG Yongsan for a‘Meet and Greet’ with theirfans at R&R Bar ans Grill, 10May, 2013, 1100-1215. For moreinformation, call 723-5721.SLASH Live ConcertRock and Roll Hall of Famemusician “SLASH” is comingto Korea for a live concertfeaturing Myles Kennedyand the Conspirators on 9May at 2000 at UNIALO-AxHall. Tickets are available atMoyer ODR Center for $67.00including transportation.Registration deadline is 25April, 1800 and no refundsafter deadline. Bus will departfrom Moyer ODR Center at1800. For more information,call 723-7564.Official WebsiteCheck out what’s hot and stayin the know with informationstraight from the source.Visit and bookmark USAGYongsan’s official website athttp://yongsan.korea.army.mil and you’ll find the latestnews, photos, and lots of otherCommunity information.Primary Care AppointmentNeed a primary appointmentat the Brian Allgood ArmyCommunity Hospital? TheUSAMEDDAC-K CentralAppointment lines haschanged the hours ofoperation. You may now callbetween Monday-Friday (0700-1800) to make a PRIMARYCARE appointment. Just dialDSN 737-CARE (2273).May 3, 2013218th HHR renews Yongsan supportBy Cpl. Lee Hyo-kangUSAG Yongsan Public AffairsAbove-Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander at USAG Yongsan, and Col. Chong-KyuKim, commander at 218th Homeland Reserve Regiment, sign memorandum of agreement ofthedefenseofUSAGYongsan.RightCsm.DanielL.Willing,sergeantmajoratUSAGYongsan,welcomes Col. Chong-Kyu Kim, commander at 218th Homeland Reserve Regiment- U.S. Armyphoto by Cpl. Lee HyokangYongsan Fire Departmentsupports ‘Safe Seoul Day’Above left- Children experience safety rope jumping. Above right-Yongsan Fire Department exhibits its ladder truck to the public. Atright-Children pat Sparky, the Yongsan Fire Department mascot duringthe 2013 Safe Seoul Day held at Yeouido Park, May 1. - U.S. Armyphotos by Pfc. Lim Hong-seo
PAGE 10www.army.mil/korea THE MORNING CALMCHAPLAINPAID ADVERTISING - HALF PAGEKorea-wide Army chaplain points of contactArea II and USAG Yongsan ChaplainsChaplain (Maj.) Robert E. Marsi:email@example.com, 738-3009Chaplain (Maj.) Michael Fraileymichael.firstname.lastname@example.org, 738-3058Area III and USAG Humphreys ChaplainsChaplain (Maj.) Ricky A. Way:email@example.com 754-7274Chaplain (Capt.) Michael Robertsmichael.firstname.lastname@example.org, 754-7042Area I and USAG Red Cloud ChaplainsChaplain (Lt. Col.) Suk Jong Lee:email@example.com, 732-6169Chaplain (Maj.) Alfred Grondski:firstname.lastname@example.org, 732-6016Area IV and USAG Daegu ChaplainsChaplain (Maj.) Charlie Leesun.email@example.com, 764-4192Chaplain (Maj.) Paul Wilbournpaul.firstname.lastname@example.org, 764-5455Area III Worship ScheduleArea I Worship Schedule Area IV Worship ScheduleArea II Worship ScheduleLiturgical Sunday 9:30 a.m. Memorial ChapelTraditional Sunday 9:30 a.m. Brian Allgood HospitalContemporary Sunday 9 a.m. South Post Chapel Sunday 10:30 a.m. K-16 Chapel Sunday 11 a.m. Hannam Village ChapelNondenominational Sunday 11 a.m. South Post ChapelGospel Sunday 1 p.m. South Post ChapelMision Pentecostal Hispana Sunday 2:30 p.m. Hannam Village ChapelUnited Pentecostal Sunday 1 p.m. Memorial ChapelKATUSA Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Memorial ChapelSeventh-Day Adventist Saturday 9:30 a.m. Brian Allgood HospitalEpiscopal Sunday 11 a.m. Brian Allgood HospitalCatholic ServicesCatholic Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel Sunday 8 a.m. Memorial Chapel Sunday 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel M, W, T, F 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel 1st Sat. 9 a.m. Memorial ChapelJewish Friday 7 p.m. South Post ChapelLatter-day Saints worship POC: email@example.com DaeguSundayGeneral Protestant 9 a.m. Henry TheaterCatholic Mass 10:30 a.m. Daegu High SchoolGospel 11:30 a.m. Henry TheaterChurch of Christ 4:40 p.m. Walker Chapel AnnexContemporary 6 p.m. Walker Chapel OfficeTuesdayKWBS 10:30 a.m. Walker Chapel AnnexKATUSA Service 6 p.m. Walker Chapel AnnexWednesdayPWOC 10 a.m. Walker Chapel AnnexLDS Youth 6:50 p.m. Walker Chapel AnnexFridayYouth Ministry 6:30 p.m. Walker Chapel OfficeLDS 6:30 p.m. Walker Chapel AnnexCamp CarrollSundayGeneral Protestant 10 a.m. Camp Carroll ChapelCatholic Mass 11:40 a.m. Camp Carroll ChapelTuesday KATUSA Service 6 p.m. Camp Carroll ChapelLatter-day Saints worship POC: firstname.lastname@example.orgCollective ProtestantSunday 11 a.m. Stanley ChapelSunday 11 a.m. CRC Warrior ChapelSunday 4 p.m. Hovey ChapelSunday 9:30 a.m. West Casey ChapelLiturgical ProtestantSunday 11 a.m. Stone ChapelGospel Sunday 10:15 a.m. Memorial ChapelCOGICSunday 12:30 p.m. CRC Warrior ChapelKATUSA Sunday 7 p.m. CRC Warrior ChapelTuesday 6:30 p.m. Stone ChapelCatholic Services/MassSunday 9 a.m. CRC Warrior ChapelSunday 11:30 a.m. West Casey ChapelLatter-day Saints worship POC: email@example.com Collective TraditionalSunday 11 a.m. Freedom ChapelSpanish 1 p.m. Freedom ChapelChapel Next 5 p.m. Freedom ChapelKorean Worship Wed 7 p.m. Freedom ChapelKorea Women Bible Study Tue, 9:30 a.m. Freedom ChapelKATUSA Bible Study 6 p.m. Freedom ChapelPWOC Bible Study Wed 6:30 p.m. Freedom ChapelSpanish Bible Study Thur,7 p.m. Freedom ChapelCatholic MassSunday 9 a.m. Freedom ChapelM, W, T, F 11:45 a.m. Freedom ChapelReligious education Sun 10 a.m., Freedom ChapelTue 6 p.m.MCCW 3rd Th 9:30 a.m. Freedom ChapelPWOC Wed 9:30 a.m. Freedom ChapelPMOC 2nd Sat 8:30 a.m. Freedom ChapelYouth of the Garrison Friday 6:30 p.m. CAC Rec AnnexLatter-day Saints worship POC: firstname.lastname@example.org
PAGE 12www.army.mil/korea THE MORNING CALMFEATUREArea I hosts Army in Korea MarathonRunners break from the starting line during the Army in Korea Marathon 2013 at Camp Casey in Dongducheon April 27. The full/half marathon drew 101 runners inmen’s and women’s divisions. The race followed a 13.1 mile route, with the full marathon participants running the route twice.Fitness director with the U.S. ArmyGarrison Red Cloud and Area I.The race followed a 13.1 mile route,with the full marathon participantsrunning the route twice.If the day was a bit chilly it wasalso alive with signs of spring – birdsdarting about and long rows of treesablaze with cherry blossoms.A chart showing marathon resultsis available online:http://issuu.com/usagredcloud-casey/docs/2013_army_in_korea_marathon_results/1. x– Franklin FisherCAMP CASEY – Warrior Countryhosted the Army in Korea Marathon2013 at Camp Casey April 27, a full/half marathon that drew 101 runnerseager to put themselves to a classicendurance challenge.Events on that chilly Saturdaybegan at the Carey Fitness Center, withregistration at 6 a.m. and a briefing ofrunners by Robert Gobble, Health andU.S. Army photos by Dave PalmerSee more marathonphotos on Flickr.
USAG HUMPHREYS USAG-H • PAGE 15www.army.mil/koreaMay 3, 2013News & NotesSchool Sensing Session SetThere will be a HumphreysSchools Sensing Session May 9,from 5-7 p.m., in the HumphreysCommunity Fitness Center (Su-per Gym) Classroom A. Parentsof school-aged children (gradesK-12) are encouraged to sharetheir concerns about the educa-tion services provided to the com-mand. For more information, call753-8069.Competition DeadlineMay 6 is the deadline to sign upfor the 2013 Korean LanguageCompetition, to be held June 26-28, in Bldg. 1263, on Camp Hum-phreys and hosted by the 501stMilitary Intelligence Brigade.The competition is designed toenhance global language learn-ing, promote linguists moraleand challenge unit language pro-grams. The competition will con-sist of five events: ImpromptuSpeech, Speed Game, Red DragonQuiz, Vocabulary Fitness Test anda Scavenger Hunt. For more in-formation, contact the 501st MICommand Language Center, Sgt.1st Class Woochang Moon, Sgt.Sehwan Joo, or Alan Anderson, at754-3111 or Capt. Darlene Akom at754-3226.Spring Fest Scheduled May 18Volunteers are needed for SpringFest 2013, which will be held May18, from noon-10 p.m., at Inde-pendence Park. Members of theArea III, Camp Humphreys andour local Korean communities areinvited to participate in the an-nual festival to celebrate the ar-rival of spring by combining U.S.and Korean entertainment, food,games and sporting events. Vol-unteers are needed to support allfacets of this activity, from setupto game support to take down. As-sistance is needed from 9 a.m.-11p.m. and several blocks of timeare available. For those interestedin volunteering, contact Paul Par-rish, the DFMWR special eventscoordinator, at 753-8820, 010-8933-8812 or email@example.com Also, no pets are allowed.Volunteer Of Year Noms DueThe 3rd Annual Mother-SonDance will be held May 11, from5-7 p.m., at the Community Ac-tivity Center. Semi-formal attireis appropriate (no jeans, t-shirtsor flip flops). Tickets are availablefor purchase at Parent Centralthrough May 8 or until supplieslast. The cost, $15 for mothersand $5 for sons, includes food andbeverages. Only 150 tickets willbe sold. For more information ortickets, call 753-82746.Morning Calm Weekly ItemsItems for The Morning CalmWeekly should be sent to theHumpreys Garrison Public AffairsOffice to firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance.For more information, call 754-6132.Friendships developed last a lifetimeBy Staff Sgt. Aaron Duncan2nd Combat Aviation Brigade PAOCAMP HUMPHREYS – South Ko-reans are known for many things, suchas their rich cultural heritage and de-licious food, but what does not oftencome to mind is that the Republic ofKorea is one of about 25 countries inthe world with a mandatory nationalservice or conscription program.All South Korean males betweenthe ages of 18 and 35 are obligated toserve at least 21 months in the militaryor police.For those proficient in the Englishlanguage, a special assignment is avail-able – the Korean Augmentation to theUnited StatesArmyprogram, whichal-lows Korean and American Soldiers toserve alongside each other for the en-richment of both countries involved.The program operates as a symbol ofthe two countries’ friendship and co-operation to promote peace and deterwar on the Korean Peninsula.A few of the KATUSA Soldiers inthis program, who are close to finish-ing their duty, recently took the timeto reflect on their 21 months of serviceand what being in the KATUSA pro-gram has taught them. “I really enjoyed it (the KATUSAprogram) because you get to interactwith U.S. Soldiers and make friends,”said Sgt. Han Sang-yun, a medic withHeadquarters and Headquarters Com-pany, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade.The KATUSA Soldiers are not theonly ones the program leaves lastingmemories and friendships with; U.S.Soldiers whowork with them aredeep-ly impacted by the program as well.“Sergeant Han and I came to theunit on the exact same day,” said Spc.Nathan McKee, assigned to HHC as ahealth care specialist. “At the begin-ning, I was in charge, so it was on me toteach him the ropes of being a medic.Sgt. Seo Sang-hyun, a senior KATUSA Soldier for Headquarters and HeadquartersCompany, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, inspects the work of a KATUSA Soldier as-signed under him in the Republic of Korea Army staff office on Camp Humphreys. –U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Duncan“Over time, a friendship developedbetween us,” McKee said. “I was teach-ing him to be a medic and he wasteaching me how to be Korean.”For KATUSA Soldiers like Han,these interactions have allowed him tosee Americans differently from what isdepicted on the television screen.“When you are a civilian all yousee is the U.S. Soldiers who messedup something, like getting in troubledrinking,” said Han. “You see only thenegative news; they really don’t showyou good things about U.S. Soldiers.When you become a KATUSA though,you get to work with them and get toknow them. This allows you to see theyare good people.”Like any relationship, the ties be-tween the U.S. and the Republic ofKorea are made stronger through dailyinteraction with each other’s cultures.The KATUSA program makes that vitalinteraction possible.“It is a great program,” said Sgt.Seo Sang-hyun, a senior KATUSA forHHC. “Unlike other ROK units, I get achance to speak English and deal withU.S. Soldiers who come from differentbackgrounds.”Not only did this program give Seothe opportunity to experience new cul-tures but it also allowed him to learnvaluable leadership skills for use in thecivilian world after the military.“It is the first time I have had a lead-ership position in my life,” said Seo. “Ialreadygraduated fromcollegesowhenI get out I will need to start applying tojobs. The KATUSA program has givenme self-confidence and pride.”While it may be time for these KA-TUSAs to leave the service to makeroom for the new kids on the block,the camaraderie and friendship theseSoldiers have experienced have alreadymade the alliance between the two na-tions personal.“Sergeant Han is pretty much theclosest friend I have here in Korea,”said McKee. “He is going to be going toschool in Georgia when he gets out ofthe ROK army and I will be getting outof the U.S. Army and going to Texas.They are not too far apart from eachother, so I plan on going to see himback in the States.” xKATUSA programSgt. Seo Sang-hyun, a senior KATUSA Soldier for Headquarters and HeadquartersCompany, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, counsels another KATUSA in the Republicof Korea Army staff office on Camp Humphreys. Seo, a college graduate, said that histime as a KATUSA allowed him to develop leadership skills that will be handy once heenters the workforce. – U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Duncan
PAGE 16www.army.mil/korea THE MORNING CALMUSAG HUMPHREYSBy Jaeyeon SimUSAG Humphreys Public AffairsCAMP HUMPHREYS – Family andMorale, Welfare and Recreation host-ed the Discover FMWR Amazing Racefor the first time April 27.The event, much like the televisionversion, featured 24 teams being putthrough mental and physical chal-lenges. Except, this version was aboutdiscovering FMWR programs and rac-ing for prizes.“The reason we planned this eventis to introduce participants, fam-ily, friends, and the community tothe many offerings FMWR has for thecommunity,” said Paul Parrish, theFMWR special events coordinator.The two-person teams gathered atTransformation Park for the 9 a.m.start. Participants had to completetasks such as disc golf, bowling, ar-chery, riding a tricycle while also solv-American, Korean scouts receive awards‘Amazing Race’ comes to Camp HumphreysBy Tanya ImUSAG Humphreys Public AffairsCAMP HUMPHREYS – The LadyBaden-Powell International Friend-ship Award was presented to GirlScouts from Camp Humphreys andPyeongtaek, at Chungbuk ElementarySchool, during an April 26 ceremony.This award has been around formore than 50 years. The purpose ofthe LBP award is to foster a friendlyand productive long-term relationshipbetween USA Girl Scouts Overseasand the host country World Associa-tion of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, asthey live together in a country otherthan the USA.Leadership is the focus of GirlScouting and this award recognizesthose who work to bring USA GirlScouts together with their sister hostnation WAGGGS organization. Theseyoung ladies work together to discovermore about themselves and others,connect to define and address a com-munity issue and take action to make aviable impact in the community.To earn the award, the Scoutsworked together on several projects,both at Camp Humphreys and in thePyeongtaek community. In February,they participated in a “World Think-Girl Scouts from Camp Humphreys and Pyeongtaek were presented with the Lady Baden-Powell International Friendship AwardApril 26. This award fosters friendly, long-term relationships between USA Girl Scouts Overseas and the host county World Associa-tion of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. – U.S. Army photo by Tanya Iming Day” event and hiked Buraksantogether in March. They also partici-pated together in the Breast CancerAwareness Walk in October 2012.The two Girl Scout groups workedtowards earning the award over thepast seven months. Following thosethree activities between the two or-ganizations, a total of 52 awardees,including youth and adults, were pre-sented awards during the ceremony.Before the main event, Choi Seung-hee, the chairman of the PyeongtaekGirl ScoutAssociationsaid thisalliance“was a meaningful time to PyeongtaekGirl Scout members and committeemembers, by spending times of friend-ship with the Humphreys Girl Scouts.”Choi presented the certificates tothe Korean Girl Scouts, while Lori J.Conkright, wife of Humphreys Garri-son Commander Col. Darin S. Conk-right, and Command Sgt. Maj. KristineA. Purnell, Humphreys Garrison com-mand sergeant major, presented theaward certificates to the HumphreysGirl Scouts. xStaff Sgt. Fred Brazel (above) pushes his wife, Kaitlyn, on an oversized tricycle duringthe fifth leg of the Discover FMWR Amazing Race April 27, and 1st Lt. Aaron Isom (left)draws back his bow trying to hit his mark. Activities such as disc golf, bowling andthose pictured were among those completed around Camp Humphreys. The overallwinners were Spec. Patrick DeLeon and Pfc. Zachary Cooper, both assigned to BravoCompany, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion. – U.S. Army photos by Jaeyeon Siming clues given by the staff located allover Camp Humphreys. Competitorscould guess the answer and then go tothe designated leg the clue suggested.They were supposed to go through atotal of nine legs through Indepen-dence Park, MP Hill Fitness Center,the Community Activity Center, Out-door Recreation and so on.1st Lt. Aaron J. Isom, assigned toHeadquarters and Headquarters Com-pany, 3-2 General Support AviationBattalion, teamed with his wife, Saraand their 5-month-old daughter, Au-drey, said, “We feel great. We reallycame here to have fun. That’s exactlywhat we did. We’re satisfied that wedid accomplish much more than wethought we would.”The top prize, All-Asia Airline tick-ets, went to the team of Spc. PatrickDeLeon and Pfc. Zachary Cooper, bothassigned to Bravo Company, 602ndAviation Support Battalion. x
USAG-H • PAGE 18www.army.mil/korea THE MORNING CALMEighth Army commander thanks emergency respondersMORNING CALMBy Walter T. Ham IVEighth Army Public AffairsCAMP HUMPHREYS – The EighthArmy commanding general thankedBrian Allgood Army Community Hos-pital emergency personnel for theirprompt and professional response af-ter a recent helicopter hard landing.Eighth Army Commanding Gen-eral Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson salutedthe Army medical personnel for their“outstanding service” during an April26 formation in front of the hospital.The hospital treated 21 U.S. servicemembers following the hard landingof a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53, April 16.“You all did a fantastic job of quick-ly transitioning from your day-to-dayoperations to providing emergencycare,” said Johnson.Johnson singled out Capt. BrianCashin, Sgt. Bobby Hunt, Sgt. Crys-tal Maguire and Spc. Brandon Kim fortheir efforts during the emergency.“We are Army Strong because wehave people like you,” said Johnson.He also thanked the hospital stafffor the “world class” health care theyprovide on a daily basis.“The Brian Allgood Army Commu-nity Hospital is an important part ofthis community and this alliance,” saidJohnson, “because it demonstrates ourdaily commitment to our military’smost precious resource … the men andwomen who choose to serve our na-tion.” xEighth Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson (not pictured) honored these emergency medical personnel from theBrian Allgood Army Community Hospital for their response to a recent helicopter hard landing, April 26. The hospital treated 21U.S. service members following the hard landing of a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53, April 16. – U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Shin Seok-ha,Eighth Army Public Affairs
PAGE 20http://daegu.korea.army.mil THE MORNING CALMMORNING CALM USAG DAEGU USAG Daegu • PAGE 21http://daegu.korea.army.milMAY 3, 2013PAID ADVERTISING - FULL PAGEDAEGU GARRISON — Soldiersand family members from the 2nd Bat-talion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regi-ment “Guardians” participated in Fam-ily Guardian Day to maximize warriorand family readiness on Apr. 19.The day kicked off early with a two-mile Family Fun Run followed by An-nual Best Battery Award ceremonyand other activities at the 2-1 ADAmotor pool.Baby carriages were pushed at theback of the formation and kids ransinging along with the cadences.“I didn’t want to wake up so early inthe morning to go running with dad-dy, but once I started running I had agreat time singing with my dad,” said ayoung boy that participated in the run.There were loud cheers from thefamilies as Alpha Battery dominated,winning majority of the awards forthe third consecutive year and hold-ing the title Best Patriot Battery.Sgt. Brian Krokey, a Patriot launch-er section NCO with Alpha Battery2-1st ADA, recently joined the unitand takes great pride being an “Assas-sin.”“Even though I have been with theunit for a short period of time, I amhappy that I can bring my skill set tothe unit and contribute in somethingalready great,” said Krokey.The Family Readiness Group helpedserve lunch, consisting of hot dogs,hamburgers, Korean barbeque, drinksand pasta salad to the attendees.Capt. Tyler Bryant, a battalion op-erations battle captain, coordinatedthe Guardian Day. Activities includ-ed a bounce castle for the children,a photo shoot opportunity area withthe Patriot equipment, chemical suitsand masks families to try on as well asdemonstrations involving the Patriotmissile systems themselves.“It was imperative for family mem-bers to see what Soldiers do on a dailybasis with the Patriot and small armsequipment,” said Bryant. “We wantedto give the families a chance to ex-perience a day in the life of Soldiersworking.”“With the bounce castle it was amelding of everyone idea’s in the [op-erations shop] to keep the childrenentertained while families could en-joy the other activities and events thatare more adult oriented,” said Bryant.Many Parents of the Air Defenderswere present and got to see their Sol-diers conduct the precise maneuversnecessary to reload the Patriot missilelaunchers using a crane.“The Family Day event was a greatday, the sun was out, the skies wereclear, the weather was perfect,” saidBryant. “Family members got to comeout and saw what their spouses doat work every day and we hope to domore of them in the future.”x2-1 ADA Family Guardian DayStory and photos by Sgt. Shaun A. Dillon2-1st ADA Public Affairs OfficeU.S. Army Garrison Daegu and Area IV,along with a host of visitors from aroundthe South Korean peninsula, welcomedBrig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen to Korea,and bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Paul C. Hur-ley, Jr. during a change of command cer-emony Tuesday on Camp Walker.In weather fitting for a parade, Soldiers,DoD Civilians, family members, KoreanNational employees and Good Neighborsgathered on Kelly Field to show their ap-preciation and support for the Team 19leadership. Among those attending theceremony were USFK Commander Gener-al James D. Thurman, and 8th ArmyCom-mander Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson.Brig. Gen. Farmen comes to Daegu fromFort Lee, Va. where he served as Chief ofTransportation. Brig. Gen. Hurley depart-ed Daegu for his new assignment at USFK,moving from Area IV North to Area II andYongsan. xBrig. Gen. Farmen Assumes Command of the 19th ESCA Guardian Soldier posed for the camera with his three daughters before the Family 2Mile Fun Run, April 19.AnNCOandherdaughterhuggedatthePhotoShootduring2-1ADABattalionGuardianFamilyDay at the Battalion motor pool, Apr. 19.Story by Mary GrimesPhotos by Pfc. Chin, Hyun-joonBGStephenE.Farmen,19thESCCommandingGeneral
DAEGU GARRISON — Recycling isone of the most effective methods usedto save the environment and money.So, it is understandable why the U.S.Army Garrison Daegu Department ofPublic Work (DPW) EnvironmentalDivision would encourage every mem-ber of the Southeast Hub to roll uptheir sleeves and do their part in mak-ing a difference.According to James Brown, Environ-mental Protection Specialist, USAGDaegu, Camp Walker, " “The purposeof recycling is to try and save money, aswell as conserve resources. Its some-thing that everyone can play a part in.For example, all across Area IV thereare numerous collection points for re-cyclable materials. We try to make ac-cess to these locations both easy andvisible to everyone. Every quarter theDPW environmental team holds a con-ference that provides us an oppor-tunity to come together andcome up with ways to im-prove and enhance ourrecycling efforts.Brown explainedthat recyclablematerials areclassified intoseven groups.He listed themas paper, glass, tincans, metal, plastic,clothes, used cookingoil, and food waste."Something that peopleshould keep in mind is that before theydiscard items for recycling, they shouldthey should wash them to remove anypossible soil. They should pay particularattention to what it is they are placingin the recycle bins, since a lot of ma-terials are classified as non-recyclablesmore than people might realize. For ex-ample, coated paper--vinyl, cannot berecycled," said Brown.It is no secret that a lot of people findrecycling to be a tedious effort, and ex-cuses as to why they may not use recyclebins are far too often just excuses. SaidBrown, "Its true. A lot of people are un-willing to recycle, and they make excus-es for why they do not. However, some-thing I would like to remind people of,and thats what the slogan for the DPWEnvironmental Division says--its up tous. There should not be any excuses.Recycling does not take much time,and practicing recycling is beneficialto the community in a variety of ways.Anyone seeking more information onthe USAG Daegu environmentalprogram, should call theenvironmental office at764-4088. We will behappy to assist youin your recyclingefforts."xUSAG Daegu • PAGE 22http://daegu.korea.army.mil THE MORNING CALMUSAG DAEGU MORNING CALM PAGE 23http://daegu.korea.army.milMAY 3, 2013PAID ADVERTISING - FULL PAGERecycling requires everybodys participation and supportStory and photos by Lee, Eun-byulUSAG Daegu Public Affairs OfficeROK Combat Ministry Seminar a goodwill effortStory and photos Pfc. Choi, Hyun-kyuUSAG Daegu Public Affairs OfficeDAEGU GARRISON — A Com-bat Ministry seminar brought USAGDaegu Garrison Chaplain (Maj.) SunC. "Charlie" Lee together with his Re-public of Korea (ROK) chaplain coun-terparts April 24 at Young Dong’sROK Army Consolidated Administra-tive School. The event was yet anoth-er great opportunity to continue withthe creation and development of posi-tive relationships between ROK andU.S. Army personnel. Approximately90 chaplain school instructors, in-cluding the ROK senior leadership,attended the event.At the invitation of the ROK Chap-lains, Chaplain Lee was asked to dis-cuss some of the various experienceshe gained through his three deploy-ments to the field, as well as how toprovide religious support in a combatenvironment, hospital ministry andcritical incident stress debriefings.By all accounts, the event appearedto be a great experience and oppor-tunity for the ROK chaplains as fewhad any actual experience in the field.As a result, there were many ques-tions posed during the question andanswer period following the event.“This, however, was not the firsttime and will not be the last time thatI will attend such an event," Lee said."This was the second time that I havevisited this ROK installation. The firstbriefing was for the ROKA ChaplainCareer Course Students on April 32013."Even though there are no immedi-ate events like this one planned forthe future, I will love to do it again,because I love to share my ministryexperience and knowledge with ourally,” Lee added. “The bigger picturebehind this event was the idea of OneTeam One Fight.”In closing, Chaplain Lee shared thatonly through these kinds of eventscan we improve our understanding ofeach other on two levels--professionaland relationship.“The professional level includes theunderstanding of how two country’sarmies are run differently and howone can learn from the other," Leesaid. "The relationship level includesthe actual personnel to personnel re-lationship between the two armies.So important to the building of thisprofessional and lasting relationshipis the USAG Daegu message is ourmotto Kap-chi, Kap-chida—We gotogether.”xUSAGDaeguGarrisonChaplain(Maj.)SunC."Charlie"Lee,participatesindiscussionswithhisROKArmyChaplaincounterpartsduringavisittotheYoungDongROKArmyConsolidatedAdministrativeSchool,April24. Astheguestspeaker,ChaplainLeesharedwiththechaplainshispersonalexperienceswhileservinginthefieldinavarietyofcapacities.Recycled items are packed and stored neatly at the Camp Walker recycling point.Tins of big plastic boxes, and used electrical items are stacked and prepared forrecyclingattheCampWalkerrecyclingpoint.Themanyitemsarepickedupatlocationsaround Camp Walker, Henry and George by DPW personnel.