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  • 1. DAEGU GARRISON — Sgt. TeddraRodriguez is the first female instruc-tor at the 498th Combat SusutainmentSupport Battalion Combatives Schoolon Camp Carroll, and already she’smade quite an impression.The Camp Carroll Soldier took tothe mat to compete in the Eighth ArmyCombatives Tournament held May 3-4at the Seoul American High School Fal-con Gym, on Yongsan, placing secondin the flyweight division. Present at theevent, Eighth Army Commander Lt.Gen. John D. Johnson shared that theCombatives Tournament not only gaveSoldiers the chance to compete, butalso enabled them to hone that fight-ing spirit that makes the U.S. Army themost successful combat force in history.“The Modern Army Combatives(MAC) Program gives Soldiers hand-to-hand combat training,” said Rodriguez.“It is a very necessary part of self defenseon the battlefield. The Army at war en-sures that every Soldier is equipped notonly with the proper weaponry and am-munition, but with the ability to defendhimself if that equipment happens tomalfunction.”The 498th Soldier went on to explainthat her interest in combatives began in2009 after returning from a combat de-ployment and being assigned to the 1stBattalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, for abrief time. It was a fellow Soldier whoencouraged and motivated her enoughto attend combatives school.“After going through level one train-ing, I got hooked.”In 2010, Sgt. Rodriguez certified inCombatives Levels one through four.Today, her accomplishments serveas a shining example and inspirationfor other female Soldiers interested inlearning combatives.“The MAC Program is not just formales,” she said. “I’d like to encouragemore female Soldiers not only to gothrough level one, but to complete levelfour to be able to be stronger and confi-dent. Being in the military, in my pointof view, all females need to be moreathletic and tough. Again, this programisn’t just for those in combat arms spe-cialties, it’s for everybody.”As a Soldier, an instructor, and amother of three kids, she has many rolesbut she has never neglected her Armytraining.“I work out everyday, and train Sol-diers during the lunch period or afterwork. I talk and walk through the train-ing with the students until they are bothconfident and familiar with the drill ormovement being taught.“Safety is always my number oneconcern and that’s something I enforcethroughout my training sessions,” ro-driguez concluded. “As a combativesinstructor, I ensure that each Soldierlearns the techniques and gets the bestpossible training within a controlledenvironment. The students will thenpractice the drill until the instructor issatisfied that each and every studentis conducting the drill safely and cor-rectly.” xThe latest news from the Army in Korea is available online at: www.Army.mil/KoreaThe latest news from the Army in Korea is available online at: www.Army.mil/KoreaMAY 17, 2013 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea Volume 11, Issue 29Feature Page P12Cmd. Perspective P02USAG Red Cloud P04USAG Casey P04USAG Yongsan P07USAG Humphreys P15USAG Daegu P21GARRISONSInsideSeePage21SeePage22Fun day in Daejon,and we’renot ‘lion.’MSC-K andROKA Logisticiansshare expertise498thCSSBCombativesSchoolhasfirstfemaleinstructorSgt.TeddraRodriguezwrestleswithSgt.AndreWright,501stMilitaryIntelligenceBrigade,in the Eighth Army Combatives Tournament held at the Seoul American High SchoolFalcon Gym on Yongsan Garrison, May 4.Eighth Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson presents an award to Sgt.Teddra Rodriguez, 2nd place winner in the Eighth Army Combatives Tournament’sflyweight category.Sgt. Teddra Rodriguez gives pointers while Soldiers grapple at the level two class ofCombatives School, May 7 at the Camp Carroll Gym.Story and photos by Lee, Seung-binseungbin.lee@us.army.mil
  • 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: Kevin JacksonWriter/Editor: Franklin FisherPublic Affairs NCOIC: Sgt. 1st Class Jeff TrothStaff Writer: Pfc. Lee Seong-suUSAG YONGSANCommander: Col. Michael L. MasleyPublic Affairs Officer: Mark AbuegWriter/Editor: Sgt. Kevin FrazierStaff Writers: Sgt. Han Samuel, Cpl. Lee Hyo-kang,Pvt. Lim Hong SeoIntern: Susan MacDonaldUSAG HUMPHREYSCommander: Col. Darin S. ConkrightPublic Affairs Officer: Edward N. JohnsonCommand Information Officer: Steven HooverStaff Writer: Pfc. Ma Jae-sangUSAG DAEGUCommander: Col. Kathleen A. GavlePublic Affairs Officer: Philip MolterCommand Information Officer: Mary GrimesStaff Writers: Pfc. Chin Hyun-joonPvt. Choi Hyun-kyuIntern: 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, Departmentof Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorialcontent of this weekly publication is the responsibility ofU.S. Army Garrisons 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: oppress@kornet.netMail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main PostSUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS:Phone: DSN 738-4068E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.milSubmitting stories or photos toThe Morning Calm WeeklySend your Letters to the Editor, guest commen-taries, story submissions, photos and otheritems to: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil.All items are subject to editing for content and toinsure they conform with DoD guidelines.The Morning Calm Online Edition:www.army.mil/koreaA note of thanks from MAD 6By Col. Kathleen A. GavleUSAG Daegu Garrison CommanderDAEGU GARRISON —With thechange of command for U.S. ArmyGarrison Daegu/Area IV just aroundthe corner, I want to use this last Per-spective column to offer my sincerethanks to the great team of MADCountry.Having lived or served in Korea11 years over four decades, and I ampassionate about the mission andthe ROK-US Alliance we have on thePeninsula and grateful for the oppor-tunity to return with my own Fam-ily. When I returned to Korea in thefall of 2010 after 15 years away, I wasamazed by the development and in-trigued by the change in missionsand formations across the Peninsula.I knew we were building an enduringhub around USAG Daegu, and we hadmuch to do.We rallied around the motto “Makea Difference” to give us a foundationand a vision while maintaining conti-nuity with the history of USAG Daeguand its predecessor units. Over thepast 2 ½ years, you’ve demonstratedcountless examples of excellence inaction to make the roots of our mottodeepen and spread, and for that I say“THANK YOU!”Thank you to the Soldier and Ci-vilian work force that comprise theUSAG Daegu team. Every single day,there are a thousand things going ontocare forourArmy Home that receivelittle attention or fanfare, but that aresimply essential. From painting cross-walks, trimming trees, conductingsafety inspections, and paying utilitybills to counseling and teaching Sol-diers, hugging babies, processing postaccess documents, moving furniture,and driving busses, you make a dailypositive impact and tackle a multi-tude of challenges behind the scenes.I don’t want to take your efforts forgranted: Thank you!Included in that work force are ourKATUSA Soldiers. Though we havepartnerships and alliances around theworld and exchange officers in someof our formations, there is no otherplace in our Army where our Allianceis so clearly visible as it is with our Ko-rean brothers augmenting US units inKorea. At all echelons here, we servein a truly combined environment. Foryour service to your nation and ourAlliance: Kamsahamnida!A special segment of ourwork forceis our Korean university interns whoaugment our Directorates and units.Often working around Americans forthe first time, you brought new per-spectives, creative ideas, and energyto our programs and services. For thecourage to step outside your comfortzones, expand our capabilities, anddevelop as global citizens: Thank you!Though not specifically a part ofour work force, I want to extend mythanks to the many volunteers whomake our community hum. I havebeen touched to see you in action.BOSS Soldiers leading Easter Egghunts, playing musical chairs, andwearing a Santa suit; Soldiers teach-ing Sunday school classes to kids of allages and working at the USO; KATU-SA Soldiers teaching math to Koreanstudents; Spouses rolling up theirsleeves to serve burgers, chips, anddrinks at football games and to orga-nize events within the schools; Lead-ers of Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Allof your efforts expand our capabilitiesenormously and strengthen the bondsof our community. Though we recog-nize many of you during our annualvolunteer appreciation events, thereare many who never formally registeras a volunteer but still give much oftheir time and talents to our Soldiers,Civilians, and Families. To all of youwho truly serve selflessly: Thank you!Thank you to those throughoutthe community who brought forwardcomments and ideas in a productiveand responsible manner; you contrib-uted to solving problems and makingus better.And finally, thank you to those whounderstood that regardless of the fis-cal status of our nation and our Army,a smile costs nothing and gives much.Next month, we’ll welcome Col.Jim Bradford and his Family to MADCountry as he takes command ofUSAG Daegu and Area IV in mid-June. He’ll come to us by way of theAir War College with a great reputa-tion for leadership and service. Pleaseembrace him and work with him tocontinue to “Make a Difference” forthe Soldiers, Civilians, and Familiesof our enduring Southeast Hub. x— Col. Kathleen A. Gavle —“MAD 6”Area ILarceny of AAFES Property;Initial Report: At 1853hrs, 30 APR13, the USAG-Casey PMO was no-tified by AAFES Security of a Lar-ceny of AAFES Property. Inves-tigation revealed the Subject wasobserved via CCTV removing twobottles of dietary supplement, con-cealing them in a bag of previouslypurchased items, and exiting theMain Exchange without renderinga proper payment. The Subject wasapprehended and transported to theUSAG-Casey PMO where they ren-dered a written sworn statement ad-mitting to the offense. The Subjectwas processed and released to theirunit. Estimated Cost of Loss (ECOL)is $46.24. The property was recov-ered. This is a final report.Traffic Accident with Injuries;Damage to Private Property;Traffic Violation; Initial Report:At 1700 hrs, 01 MAY 13, the USAG-Casey PMO was notified of a Traf-fic Accident off post. Investigationrevealed that at 1656 hrs, 01 MAY 13,the Subject while operating a POV,made an illegal U-turn and struckthe Victim. The Victim was trans-ported by ambulance to a local Hos-pital where they were treated forscratches and contusions to bothlegs and released. KNP responded toscene and filed a report. The Sub-ject was advised of their legal rights,which they waived rendering a writ-ten sworn statement admitting theoffense. This is a final report.Area IILarceny of AAFES Property;Initial Report: At 1210 hrs, 01 MAY13, the USAG-Yongsan PMO was no-tified by the AAFES Security person-nel of a Larceny of AAFES Property.Investigation revealed the Subjectwas observed via CCTV removingthree boxes of Black & Mild Cigarsfrom the shelf, concealing them ontheir person and exiting the MainExchange without rendering a prop-er payment. The Subject was ap-prehended and transported to theUSAG-Yongsan PMO where they in-voked their legal rights. The Subjectwas processed and released to theirunit. The property was recovered,and ECOL is $12.75. This is a finalreport.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.Military Police Blotter
  • 3. USAG-RC • PAGE 4http://redcloud.korea.army.mil THE MORNING CALMUSAG RED CLOUDAt the Warrior’s Club on Camp Casey May 13, Holly Petraeus, (seated, second from left) director of the Office of ServicememberAffairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, outlines for Soldiers the agency’s varied efforts to help servicemembers withtheir unique consumer financial challenges. Col. John M. Scott, (seated, second from right) Commander, U.S. Army Garrison RedCloud and Area I, introduced Petraeus to the audience of more than 225 Soldiers. Petraeus told Soldiers to contact her officewith their consumer complaints and related concerns. – U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Lee Seong-suCAMP CASEY – Servicemembersshould be on their guard againstscammers and crooked businesseswho target them for their money, andshould reportabusestotheauthorities,a federal consumer protection officialtold Soldiers at Camp Casey May 13.The official, Holly Petraeus,who heads the Consumer FinancialProtection Bureau’s Office ofServicemember Affairs, made thecomments at the Warrior’s Club beforea town hall audience of more than 225Soldiers, mostly from the 2nd InfantryDivision.She is the wife of retired Gen. DavidPetraeus and in the course of herpresentation to Soldiers drew on herlongstanding familiarity with militarylife.“We couldn’t ask for a betteradvocate for our affairs when it comesto financial issues,” Col. John M. Scott,Commander, U.S. Army Garrison RedCloud and Area I, told the audience ashe introduced Petraeus.She opened her presentation with ajoke that brought immediate laughterfrom her audience of young, mostlyjunior enlisted Soldiers.“Good afternoon,” she began.“Thanks for coming out. I won’t ask ifyou are here voluntarily. I’m just gladyou’re in the seats.”She then turned to the purpose ofher visit.“I wanted to visit to tell you thatthere’s an organization in Washingtonthat’s working for all of you and it maybe one that you don’t know about,” shesaid.The organization, the ConsumerFinancial Protection Bureau, beganoperation in 2011, with responsibilityfor enforcing federal consumerprotection laws that had previouslybeen the domain of seven separateagencies.One of the Bureau’s components isthe Office of Servicemember Affairs,which Petraeus heads.Her office has three main roles inhelping servicemembers:• Providing them the financialeducation they need to make better,informed consumer decisions.• Monitoring their consumercomplaints and seeking enforcementaction when warranted.• Working with other federal andstate consumer agencies to ensurethe needs of servicemembers areconsidered.Petraeus encouraged Soldiers toask her questions during the meeting,contact her office with consumerfinancial complaints and relatedconcerns, and noted that part ofher duties involve testifying beforeCongress.“So I’ve partly come out here to tellyou about what I’m doing, but I alsowant you to tell me what the issuesare for you, so I can take those backto Congress and tell them the rightanswer.”Her office looks to protectservicemembersfromanarrayof possiblescams and other financial abuses thatseek tovictimize them, shesaid.Petraeusofferedaseriesofexamples,including those of servicememberswho “sign really horrible contracts.”One young servicemember will bepaying $3,600 for an iPad “because themonthlypaymentl o o k e dgood. Butthey neverlooked atwhat’s thetotal cost,”she said.A n dshe’d seencontractsfor laptops“that costa b o u t$3,500 bythe time all was said and done,” shesaid.In another instance, an Army StaffSergeant borrowed $1,600, but theterms called for payments of $580 over32 months.“Yeah,” said Petraeus, “do the math.It was a 400 percent interest rate. Andon that $1,600 loan, by the time thecontract…is done, he will have paid$15,000 in finance charges.”For Soldiers who want to do collegestudy, whether during or after active-duty service, Petraeus had a specialword of caution.Some “for-profit” colleges see theservicemember as a “cash cow,” shesaid.“Some of them have been aroundfora while and they will giveyou a goodeducation at a fair price,” said Petraeus.“Others, frankly, will not. They see allof you as dollar signs in uniform andthey want to sign you up.”Soldiers should ask questions whenthey size up a school, she said.“Ask them, ‘What’s the graduationrate? How many people that actuallystart there get a degree?’….Ask themhow much it’s going to cost and areyour military benefits going to coverall of it. Then if it doesn’t, how are yougoing to pay for the rest?”Servicemembers should also payclose attention to whether a schoolis accredited nationally or regionally,said Petreaus.“In many cases your credits willnot transfer from a nationallyaccredited school to that regionallyaccredited school back home thatyou decide to go to when you getConsumer official briefs troopsFeds stand ready to help servicemembers with consumer financial woesBy Franklin Fisherfranklin.s.fisher2.civ@mail.milout,” she said.Servicemembers can file consumerfinancial complaints by visiting http://www.consumerfinance.gov/.The Office of ServicememberAffairs maintains a Facebook page athttp://www.facebook.com/CFPBMilitary.During a questionperiod, audiencemembers askedPetraeus about debton car loans, the costof cellphone contractsin Korea, and otherconsumer matters.One Soldier toldPetraeus his truck wasrepossessed before heentered the militaryand he’s gotten nowheretrying to contact thecompany to resolve the matter.“File a complaint with us atconsumerfinance.gov and we’ll seewhat we might be able to do,” Petraeustold the Soldier, Spc. Sean Elmgren,22, of the division’s Headquarters andHeadquarters Battery, 1st Battalion,15th Field Artillery Regiment, partof the 1st Armored Brigade CombatTeam.“It’s good to have a program like thisthat’ll come out and talk to us,” he saidafter the meeting.“That way, guys like me, I’m sittinghere in the back and I’m like, ‘Oh,maybe they can answer this questionfor me,’” said Elmgren. “And she suredid.” x“B— Holly Petraeus, director, Office of Servicemember Affairs,Consumer Financial Protection Bureauut I also want you to tell mewhat the issues are foryou, so I can takethose back to Congress and tell themthe right answer.”
  • 4. Community Bank HoursCommunity Bank brancheswill be closed May 17, a Friday,in observance of Buddha’sbirthday. For more information,call 723-9251.Power OutagePower outages that will affectvarious buildings on Camp RedCloud are scheduled for May18, from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.For more information, call 732-6584/9079.5K Fun RunA 5K fun run is scheduledfor 7 a.m. May 19 at theCommunity Activity Center,bldg. 2236, on Camp Casey. Formore information, call 730-6188/4601.Town Hall MeetingA quarterly community TownHall meeting is scheduledfor 1:30 – 3 p.m. May 23 at theCamp Red Cloud Theater. Themeeting is open to all membersof the Area I community andwill be U-streamed on theUSAG Red Cloud Facebookpage, https://www.facebook.c o m / R e d C l o u d C a s e y. Fo rmore information, call 732-6229/8127.Memorial Day WeekendBarbecuesA Memorial Day Weekendbarbecue at Camp Red Cloudand a potluck gathering at CampCasey are scheduled for May 25,sponsored bytheAreaIchaplains.All members of the WarriorCountry community are invited.At Camp Red Cloud, a Soldierand Community Barbecue isscheduled from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.at the Pavilion, across the streetfrom the medical clinic. Free hotdogs, hamburgers and ribs willbe served. The event will offeractivities for children, includingface painting and balloon art.For more information, call 732-7469. At Camp Casey, the potluckgathering is scheduled from 11a.m. – 2 p.m. in the West CaseyChapel fellowship hall. For moreinformation about the WestCasey event, call 010-3132-0383.Cookout and TournamentsA Memorial Day cookoutand special tournaments arescheduled on Camp Stanley forMay 27 starting at noon at theCommunity Activity Center,bldg. 2497. Tournaments are toinclude XBOX 360, table tennis,darts, spades and billiards. Formore information, call 732-5366.Sports and BarbecueA sports field day andbarbecue are scheduled for10:30 a.m. May 27 at the footballfield at Camp Red Cloud.The event is open to U.S. andKATUSA Soldiers who are singleor unaccompanied. For moreinformation, call 732-6246.USAG RED CLOUD USAG-RC • PAGE 5http://redcloud.korea.army.milMay 17, 2013News & NotesKorean traditional dancers were among those on hand to celebrate the reopening of the newly renovated, 227-seat CampCasey Theater May 10. The theater, more than 58-years-old, closed last September for the overhaul. The good-as-new reno-vated structure boasts a new exterior, new seats, a new stage and new backstage machinery, new floors, walls, ceilings,lights, wiring, heating, ventilation and more. Besides its role as a movie house, it will also once again serve the community asa space for meetings, school events and other activities. – U.S. Army photo by Dave PalmerCasey Theater Good-As-NewStaff Sgt. Patrick Fox of Headquartersand Headquarters Battery, 210th FiresBrigade, during a trip to the popularBuilding 63 in Seoul last March. Fox, hisbrigade’s BOSS program representative,says Soldiers should take full advantageof the chance to get out and see Korea,and can also occupy themselves with nu-merous BOSS events held on post. – U.S.Army photo by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. DavisBOSS ready, waiting, for SoldiersCAMP CASEY – Do you everfind yourself stuck in your room,wondering what’s actually beyondthe walls that are blocking you fromcivilization?Staff Sgt. Patrick Fox, fromHartsville, S.C., has been stationedin Korea four times throughout his23 years of service, so he volunteeredsome advice to ensure Soldiers areenjoying their time while stationedhere.Fox, an assistant chemical,biological, radiological and nuclearnoncommissioned officer assignedto Headquarters and HeadquartersBattery, 210th Fires Brigade, 2ndInfantry Division, is the brigade’sBetter Opportunities for Single(and unaccompanied) Soldiersrepresentative, a disc jockey and ataekwondo instructor.The BOSS program hosts manyevents for Soldiers so they enjoy theirtime while stationed here.“Lately, I have been a part of theSeoul shopping trip, Building 63,” saidFox. “And we have a trip scheduled togo to Bangkok, Thailand, in the nearfuture.”According to Fox, seeing Soldierscoming out and enjoying themselvesis what he enjoys.“Thetripto Seoul wasexciting,” saidSpc. Sebrevia Osborne, an automatedlogistical specialist assigned to HHB.“There was an aquarium there withall sorts of fish, sea lions and spidercrabs. There was also an art museum,a wax museum, a live dance musicalevent and a 3D movie about the GrandCanyon in Africa.”More people need to turn out forBOSS events, said Osborne.It is a chance to get out and seeKorea. But for those not comfortablewith experiencing Korea, there areother events BOSS hosts on post.For example, BOSS hosted a NewYear’s Eve party, masquerade ball andmore recently, an Easter egg hunt,”Fox said.Also spinning tunes as the DJ,Fox plays music for all tastes at theseBOSS events — old school rhythmand blues from the 80s and the 90s,country, salsa, pop and rock.He even plays K-Pop to get theKorean Augmentation to the U.S.Army soldiers on the dance floor.“The music is old school but whatmakes Foxdifferent is that he’sacrowdmotivator, he keeps the crowd up andmoving,” said Sgt. Rojelio Taylor, thebrigade’s BOSS president.When Fox isn’t engaged with BOSSactivitie he participates in and teachestaekwondo.Foxbecameinterestedintaekwondoduring his first tour to Korea in 2003when he visited the Kukkiwon Castle,the world’s taekwondo headquarters inSeoul.The castle is a big gym where alltaekwondo members go to test fortheir black belts, said Fox.Fox wants all Soldiers to get outand enjoy Korea while they are here.“If you are going to be here, you mightas well go out and see Korea,” said Fox.“Enjoy yourself while you areBy Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis210th FIB Public Affairshere. It’s not all about partying anddrinking. There is a lot of culturehere. There is a lot of history here.” x
  • 5. During Spring Break weekend, theSeoulAmerican High School (SAHS) DrillTeam participated in the Pacific Champion-ship on the island of Oahu in the state ofHawaii.Having only eleven cadets, due to lackof funding, other competing schools wereamazed at how efficient and fluid the SeoulDrill Team executed and performed theirroutines. Other teams were comprised oftwenty-five cadets or more.One particular event that capturedwidespread attention was the KnockoutDrill, where Seoul cadets earned the topthree places overall: Talmich Peeden (firstplace), Branden Lee (second place) andDerek Forekhlob (third place).This event was also particularly interest-ing because of the background and historicsignificance behind it. A Pearl Harbor vet-eran who went by, “O’Grady,” was hon-ored as the last survivor of the Japanese at-tack on Pearl Harbor during World War II.Each time a command was given, it beganwith, “O’Grady says.”Seoul American High School Drill In-structor and Supervisor SFC (Retired) Rob-ert Horton said he was very proud of theperformance of his cadets.“Nobody could touch us, we weregood,” Horton said. “Other people wouldstop what they were doing and watch us.”Seoul placed in the following events,Armed Solo: First Place, Armed Dual Ex-hibition: First Place, Knockout Drill: First,Second, and Third Place, Armed Team Ex-hibition: Third Place, Unarmed RegulationDrill: Third Place, and Overall Champions:Third Place.Some Seoul cadets said they won somany trophies they didn’t know how theycould’ve brought them back on the plane.xUSAG-Y • PAGE 7http://yongsan.korea.army.mil THE MORNING CALMUSAG YONGSANThe Seoul American High School (SAHS) Drill Team with the many trophies they earned during the Pacific Championship in Oahu,Hawaii, April 2013. From left, SFC (retired) Robert Horton, and cadets: SSG Anthony Weiss, SGT Yae, CPT Levi Travis, CPT TalmagePeden, CSM Ronald Midomaru, PFC Cody Morris, CPT Gerald Colon, PFC Kim, 2LT Alex Hentges, CPT Branden Lee, 1SGT DerekFoehrklob. Courtesy photoSAHS Drill Team named Pacific champsBy C/2LT David DavisonFalcon Battalion Public Affairs OfficerDallas Cowboys Cheerleaders thank troopsYONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea ––The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders brought some oftheir team spirit from Texas to USAG Yongsan, toboost the morale of the troops during a meet and greetat the R & R Bar and Grill here, May 10.“I really enjoyed the visit from the cheerleaders,”said Pfc. Lim Hong-seo, from USAG Yongsan PublicAffairs Office. “This was my first time experiencingsomething like this and it was great to feel the appre-ciation from them.”The cheerleaders brought a taste of their hometownspirit to Korea, and a familiar face to the Yongsancommunity.“I have the best memories of being here in Korea,”said Jenna Lene Jackson, a current Dallas CowboysCheerleader. “This is where I met the Dallas CowboysCheerleaders during a USO tour, and it’s always anhonor to come here to give back to my community.”Jackson attended Seoul American High during herJunior and Senior year while her father was stationedhere in the army. Her fellow cheerleaders visitingYongsan were Brittany Schram, Mia Greenhouse, Jac-queline Bob, Syndey Durso and Lauren Williams.“Don’t give up on your dream, keep pushing for-ward and never let outside influences bring you downno matter how tough the road is to get there,” Jacksonsaid.“This is definitely a good thing that they do for thetroops,” said Maj. Aaron Basham, from Special Op-erations Command Korea (SOCKOR). “It boosts mo-rale and lets the Soldiers know they are appreciatedfor all their hard work.”The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders thanked every-one for coming out and also thanked American Air-lines for providing them with transportation to makethe trip possible.xBy Sgt. Kevin FrazierUSAG Yongsan Public AffairsAbove, Layne Basham came out toshow his team spirit, and had the op-portunity to talk to the cheerleadersof his favorite football team, during aMeet and Greet with the cheerlead-ers at the R&R Bar and Grill here,May 10. At right, Dallas CowboysCheerleaders Brittany Schram, Jen-na Lene Jackson, Mia Greenhouse,Jacqueline Bob, Syndey Durso andLauren Williams thanked the troopsof Seoul for their service to the U.S.on the Korean peninsula. (U.S. Armyphotos by Sgt. Kevin Frazier)
  • 6. OUSAG 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.mailACS Job FairACS is hosting an EmploymentJob Fair, May 24, 10 a.m. to2 p.m., at the Dragon Hill LodgeMessanine Deck. The event isopen to all ID card holders.For more information, contactFrank Jackson, DSN 738-8977.National Sports Fitness Month-Memorial Weekend5K Fun RunThe National Sports FitnessMonth-MemorialWeekend5KFunRun is scheduled to be held at theCollier Field House on Saturday,May 25. Registration is 9 a.m. to9:30 a.m. The Fun Run beginsat 10 a.m., so grab your runningshoes and get ready for the fun!Korean War/Armistice Day60th AnniversaryMarathon RaceThe 2nd National Great UnionMarathon Race (In memoryof 6.25Korean War and Commemorationof 60th Armistice Anniversary), isscheduled for Saturday, June 22,8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at PyeonghwaKwangjang (Square), WorldCup Park, Sangam-dong, Seoul.This event is open to anyonewho is interested. The MarathonEvents include: Half course,10 km, and 6.25 km courseHost: KoreaSpecial ForceVeteransAssociation www.sfvarun.com.USAG Yongsan Official WebsiteCheck out what’s hot and stayin the know with informationstraight from the source. Visitand bookmark USAG Yongsan’sofficial website at http://yongsan.korea.army.mil and you’ll find thelatest news, photos, and lots ofother Community information.Job AnnouncementPosition title: Two (2) positions ofFull time Clinical PharmacistLocation: Health Clinics at CampHumphreys and Camp Walker,Proposal Closing date is June 12,2013 at 10 a.m.POC: Yi, Sang Un at DSN737-1724/sangun.yi2.ln@mail.milEducation: Bachelor of Science orDoctor of PharmacyLicensure: A current Pharmacistlicensed in any one of the 50states, the District of Columbia,Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. VirginIslands or the Republic of Koreathat allows for the independentpractice of pharmacy services. Thecontract clinical pharmacist whograduated from Korean Pharmacyschool must maintain a currentpharmacist with the ROK.Experience: A minimum oftwo years’ experience as aclinical pharmacist, attended aresidency program certified bythe American Society of Health-System Pharmacists or a BoardCertification maintained by Boardof Pharmaceutical Specialties.May 17, 2013YONGSAN GARRISON –– Servicemembers and civilians gathered May 6atKnightFieldtomarktheinactivationof Headquarters and HeadquartersDetachment, Headquarters andHeadquarters Battalion, EighthArmy, and the activation of SpecialTroops Battalion, U.S. Forces Korea.Capt. Christine Sheehan,commander, HHD, cased thedetachment colors, and Lt. Col.Glenda Gill, incoming commander,STB, uncased the colors of the newly-activated battalion. First Sgt. StephenCanonico, HHD, and a native of WestHaven, Conn., will serve as the newbattalion’s command sergeant major.During the ceremony, membersof the United Nations CommandHonor Guard and Command PostTango Security Forces removedtheir Eighth Army patchesand donned the USFK patch.Managing HHD, which at onetime had more than 500 personnel,includingSoldiers,KoreanAugmenteesto the U.S. Army, and civilians,was complex, but rewarding, saidSheehan, a native of Lancaster, Mass.“It was challenging,” said Sheehan.“I have really appreciated thesupport of all the senior leaders inthe Eighth Army and the USFK.”The creation of the new STBwill more effectively and efficientlysupport the logistical andadministrative requirements for morethan 800 personnel of the theatercommand and the theater air, navaland ground security forces, said U.S.Air Force Maj. Gen. Brian Bishop,deputy chief of staff, UNC and USFK.After uncasing the battalion colors,Gill, who previously served as chief,mobility operations, Eighth Army, saidthat she was greatly honored to serveas thecommanderof the new battalionandaddedthatthechangetoabattalionwould ensure specific missionsto be conducted more effectively.“The legacy starts today,” said Gill,a native of West Point, Miss. “We aretrained and ready to serve in crisisor any period of active hostilities.”The activation of a separatebattalion to support U.S. Forces Koreaensures thatpersonnel from both unitscan receive the best possible support,said Lt. Col. Kathryn Spletstoser,commander, Headquarters andHeadquarters Battalion, Eighth Army.“In the event of a crisis or war, wewill be geographically separated on thebattlefield,” said Spletstoser, a nativeof Chicago, Ill. “And Eighth Army is awarfighting command with a differentmission set than USFK, the theatercommand; the activation of the newbattalion adds capability and is morein line with strategic initiatives.”The HHB went from sevencompanies, including the HonorGuard, the 8th Army Band, and theCP Tango Security Force, to justfour companies – HeadquartersSupport Company, Intelligence andSustainment Company, OperationsCompany, and the Eighth ArmyBand. The newly-activated SpecialTroops Battalion, U.S. Forces Korea,will be comprised of a core andtwo companies – CP Tango andthe UNC Honor Guard companies.The newest battalion in the U.S.Army will provide administrative,logistic, and operational supportto personnel in the USFK duringarmistice and periods of activehostilities including ceremonialsupport and security of CP Tango.xUSFK activates new battalionBy Cpl. Woo Jae-HunU.S. Forces Korea Public AffairsLt. Col. Glenda Gill, incoming commander, Special Troops Battalion, U.S. Forces Korea, andCommand Sgt. Maj. Stephen Canonico, senior enlisted leader, Special Troops Battalion, U.S.Forces Korea, uncase the colors of the newly-activated STB May 6 during an activation andpatchingceremonyatKnightField.-U.S.ArmyphotobyPfc.HongSung-Woo,EighthArmyPAOFLUSH FACTS: Toilet is not a trash canMany items routinely flushed downtoilets should never be flushed in thefirst place. They can cause blocked sew-er pipes and create problems at the U.S.Army Garrison Yongsan wastewaterpumping stations and treatment plant.Our sewers are only big enough tocarry water, toilet paper and humanwaste. Your toilet should only be usedto dispose of human waste and toiletpaper.Cleaning and disinfecting wipes,moist towelettes, personal hygienewipes, and baby wipes are each con-sidered “disposable,” so why not flushthem down the toilet? Quite simply, bydisposing of such items in the toilet –even those labeled “flushable” – insteadof in the trash, causes sewer systemproblems for the garrison and for theindividual office worker, barrack’s oc-cupant or even a quarter’s resident.Mounds of disposable wipes clogsewer lines, pumps, and lift stations.They cause sewer backups and damageplant equipment resulting in emergencycalls and expensive repairs. Clearingwipes from the wastewater stream istime-consuming and labor-intensive:Both expensive resources.Even dental floss flushed down thetoilet can cause problems because it isvery strong, durable, and readily be-comes tangled up in pumps and equip-ment. Or it worsens minor clogs withinpipes by “binding” materials together.Items that should not be flusheddown the toilet include disposable dia-pers, cotton swabs, syringes, condoms,tampons, wrappers, paper towels, tissuepaper, pills, oils/grease from pots, andsoiled clothing. These items are also aproblem for administrative offices, bar-racks, and Army Family Housing facili-ties’ plumbing and sewer laterals, whichare smaller in diameter and more sus-ceptible to clogs.The aged and deteriorating Garri-son sewer system was not designed tohandle disposable wipes, dental floss,or similar items. Sewer clogs causedby these items can result in emergencyrepairs, considerable cleanup expense,and potential harm to our environment.Remember, your toilet should onlybe used for the disposal of human wasteand toilet paper. Put all other items inthe trash, where they belong.xBy Charles Markham/Calvin CobbsUSAGYongsanDirectorateofPublicWorks“Even dental flossflushed down thetoilet can causeproblems.”
  • 7. 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:robert.marsi@us.army.mil, 738-3009Chaplain (Maj.) Michael Fraileymichael.l.frailey.mil@mail.mil, 738-3058Area III and USAG Humphreys ChaplainsChaplain (Maj.) Ricky A. Way:ricky.a.way.mil@mail.mil 754-7274Chaplain (Capt.) Michael Robertsmichael.r.roberts@us.army.mil, 754-7042Area I and USAG Red Cloud ChaplainsChaplain (Lt. Col.) Suk Jong Lee:sukjong.lee@us.army.mil, 732-6169Chaplain (Maj.) Alfred Grondski:alfred.grondski@us.army.mil, 732-6016Area IV and USAG Daegu ChaplainsChaplain (Maj.) Charlie Leesun.c.lee4.mil@mail.mil, 764-4192Chaplain (Maj.) Paul Wilbournpaul.d.wilbourn.mil@mail.mil, 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: seoulbp@gmail.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: daegubp@gmail.comCollective 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: northernbp@gmail.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: cphumphreysbp@gmail.com
  • 8. PAGE 12www.army.mil/korea THE MORNING CALMFEATUREBy Steven HooverUSAG Humphreys Public AffairsCAMP HUMPHREYS – As theweather starts to warm up andfamilies are looking for a differentplace to take their children, theymight want to look about 30 minutesdown the road towards Cheonan for avisit to Beartree Park.Beartree Park is a placewith something for just abouteverybody. Although the space inChungcheongnam was built tohonor the Manchurian Black Bear, italso highlights the delicate balancebetween man and nature.The park features indoor andoutdoor botanical gardens, junipers,wild flowers, irises and bonsais. Inaddition to the grounds, visitors toBeartree Park will be able to see avariety of animals up-close.At the Koi pond, visitors can buyfood to feed the colorful fish and atthe bear enclosure, visitors can walkabove the bears and drop down food.In between, there’s even an experienceprogram where children (and animallovers) can take a walk with babybears or feed deer by hand.For foreigners, some of the exhibitsof domestic animals might seem alittle strange. However, the overallexperience is worth the price ofadmission.The park is open from 9 a.m.-7Beartree Park just a short trip from Camp HumphreysWhile visiting and feeding the Manchurian Black Bears (above) is the featured attraction at Cheonan’s Beartree Park, there are many more animals, birds and sites to see. Thepark features indoor and outdoor botanical gardens, various types of flowers, a fish pond (below right) and a deer feeding exhibit. – U.S. Army photos by Steven Hooverp.m. every day through September.From October-March, the park isopen 9 a.m.-6 p.m. It is closed on thefirst and third Monday each monthand for Lunar New Year and Chuseok.Through October, the admissionprice is W 10,000 for adults during theweek and W 13,000 on the weekends.Admission is W 8,000 for childrenanytime. The costs decrease, startingin November, to W 8,000 for adultsand 6,000 for children.Although most people bringtheir own food to eat picnic stylesomewhere in the park, there arerestaurants available. A gift shop islocated near the entrance.To get there from CampHumphreys by car, follow the “Little1” south towards Cheonan. Once on 1,it takes about 30 minutes to get there.You can also take the Gyeongbuk(Seoul-Busan) Expressway to theCheonan intersection - Cheonan-Nonsan Expressway - Namcheonan IC(Route 1, 12km) - Songseong-ri accessroad.By train (Mugungwha), get off atthe Jeonui Station (about 26 minutesfrom Pyeongtaek Station), then take ataxi, which should get you there in fiveminutes.For more information about thepark, go to www.visitkorea.or.kr or doa computer search for Beartree ParkCheonan. x
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  • 10. USAG HUMPHREYS USAG-H • PAGE 15www.army.mil/koreaMay 17, 2013News & NotesDPW Crosswalk PaintingContinuing through the first weekof July, DPW will be paintingcrosswalks/stop lines/centerlinesthroughout the garrison. Pleaseuse caution while driving and beobservant to protect the safety ofthe craftsman. For more informa-tion, call Kim Kwang-yon at 753-6488.Exchange, Food Court ClosedIn observance of the annual asso-ciates Organizational Day May 20,the following Exchange facilitieswill be closed: Main Exchange,Food Court and all Concessions atCamp Humphreys. At Suwon AB,the Main Exchange will be closed.‘Field Day’ Volunteers NeededHumphreys American School isin need of 25 or more volunteersfor its annual “Field Day” activi-ties May 28. Volunteers are thereto help run the scheduled events.Everything will be organized andready for all volunteers when theyarrive at the football field behindthe Humphreys Community Fit-ness Center (Super Gym). All vol-unteer positions will be explainedand demonstrated when the vol-unteers arrive. Morning volun-teers should report to the footballfield by 8 a.m., while afternoonvolunteers should report by 11:30a.m. The event is broken up intotwo sessions, from 8:30-10:30 a.m.and 12:30-2:30 p.m. For those whowould like to help, please emailddgm10do@gmail.com or call010-3176-1696.OHA Survey ExtendedThe Overseas Housing Allowance(OHA) Utilities Survey deadlinehas been extended through May31 in order to accurately collectutility and recurring maintenanceexpense data incurred by uni-formed service members in Korea.Those who meet the following re-quirements should participate:stationed in Korea for six or moremonths; reside in privately leasedquarters (not a homeowner orhome sharer); receive an OverseasHousing Allowance. The surveycan be found at the following weblink: https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/midaprilutil.cfmTax Center Closing SoonThe Camp Humphreys Tax Centerclosing ceremony will take placeJune 6, in the Community Activ-ity Center, starting at 1:30 p.m.The Tax Center will continue tooperate until June 14, preparinglast minute taxes and amend-ments. For more information, call753-5680.Morning Calm Weekly ItemsItems for The Morning CalmWeekly should be sent to theHumphreys Garrison Public Af-fairs Office to steve.hoover@us.army.mil at least two weeks inadvance. For more information,call 754-6132.Law Day mock trialBy Terese ToenniesUSAG Humphreys FMWR MarketingCAMP HUMPHREYS – U.S. ArmyGarrison Humphreys is hosting SpringFest 2013, May 18, from noon – 10 p.m.,at Independence Park.This event will be open post andopen to everyone.The USAG Humphreys, missionunits and members of our local Ko-rean community can participate tocelebrate the arrival of spring andpromote friendship and cross-culturalunderstanding by combining U.S. andKorean entertainment, food, gamesand sporting events. The primary in-tent is to build teamwork and espritde corps between U.S Soldiers, familymembers, civilians, and members ofour local Korean community.Most activities will occur in the vi-cinity of Independence Park, the MainGate, Augusta West Miniature GolfCourse and the Bowling Center. Therewill be a combined effort of the U.S.and local Korean community to pro-vide food and entertainment, variousvendors and activities on the installa-tion, which will include the 8th Armyand local bands, Korean folk music,traditional Korean craft and foodmaking, roving entertainers, inflatablegames, children’s field games, eatingcontests, martial arts demonstrationsand Korean cultural dancers.Korean citizens who do not nor-mally have access to the garrison mayaccess the post on foot only througheither the Main Gate or the PedestrianGate, starting at noon. Valid identifi-cation in the form of the KID, passportor driver’s license must be shown. TheMain Gate will close to vehicle traffic at11 a.m. and open for pedestrian trafficHumphreys opens gates for Spring Fest 2013In observance of Law Day, May 1, the Camp Humphreys Legal Center conducted a mock trial featuring the Big Bad Wolf vs. theThree Little Pigs before a jury of children from the Child Development Center’s Strong Beginnings class. Master Sgt. John Aretzheld court while the “horse,” otherwise knows at Capt. Joshua Dimkoff, testified against the Big Bad Wolf in a civil trial. Wolfwas suing Curly Pig for damages, accusing Curly Pig of trying to boil him alive when he headed down the pig’s chimney. The jurysided with Curly Pig . – U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ma Jae-sangat noon.Independence Park, the AlaskaMining Company and Splish & SplashWater Park will be open to the Koreancommunity via access control points.That evening, the Main Gate will closeto pedestrian traffic at 10 p.m. and re-open to vehicle traffic at 11 p.m. Also,the Quarry Gate will be closed to ve-hicle traffic after 11 p.m. x
  • 11. PAGE 16www.army.mil/korea THE MORNING CALMUSAG HUMPHREYSBy Spc. Shawn Denham35th Air Defense Artillery Bde. PAOOSAN AIR BASE – Arriving toSouth Korea can be a challenging situ-ation for incoming Soldiers, but the35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade isworking hard to streamline the pro-cess.Soldiers transitioning to the 35thADA received special attention from“Sponsorship Coordinators” at OsanAir Base, May 14.These dedicated sponsorship staffcommunicate with the incoming Sol-diers to help ease the transition pro-cess, said Sgt. Austin White, one of theunit sponsorship coordinators.“Sponsorship coordinators get theSoldierssetupwithasponsorand meetthem when they arrive,” said White.“This whole program is to make surethey have everything they need beforethey get here.”These sponsors are Soldiers specifi-cally chosen and trained to show newSoldiers their way around to eliminateconfusion, White added.“Sponsors are important becausethey help the Soldiers get a grasp ofwhat’s going on in their area,” saidWhite.Sponsorship Coordinators ease Soldier transitonHAS students perform in ‘end of year’ programBy Jaeyeon SimUSAG Humphreys Garrison PAOCAMP HUMPHREYS – Wherethere is a beginning, there also is anend. That is the circle of our life.Before closing this year, the Hum-phreys American School hosted itsend of the year performance May 9near the front entrance of the MiddleSchool. Due to expected inclementweather, the concert was moved oneday earlier.Although it still rained a bit, manyparents and HAS students came towatch the showcase had been prepar-ing for four weeks. For the studentswho performed, it was a good oppor-Sgt. Austin White (right), one of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade’s sponsorshipcoordinators, greets incoming Soldiers new to the 35th ADA, May 14. The sponsorshipcoordinator gives incoming Soldiers a line of communication to help get everythingthey need in advance of their arrival. – U.S. Army photo by Spc. Shawn DenhamDespite the threat of inclement weather, the Humphreys American School musical department performed its “end of year concert” May 9. The concert began with the prelude“Bossa de Cancun,” by the Jazz Band. This was followed by momologues, choir and other band performances. “The Circle of Life,” which was the theme, was played at the tailend of the showcase. – U.S. Army photos by Jayeon SimTransitioning begins when Soldiersreceive their orders to a new location.From the very beginning, the sponsor-ship coordinators make contact withthe new Soldiers and work to providea positive experience.The transition has been pretty easy,according to Spc. Andrew Bone, anewly-arrived 6th Battalion, 52nd AirDefense Artillery Regiment Soldier.One benefit of the sponsorship co-ordination program is that new Soldiermoves are made predictable.“This is my first time in Korea,” saidSgt. Robert Smith, who is going toHeadquarters and Headquarters Bat-tery, 35th ADA. “I knew where I wasgoing before I got here.”In his lastmove, toFortBragg, Smithsaid he only learned what his new unitwould be after he had reported.Upon arrival here, new Soldiersare greeted and briefed by a sponsor-ship coordinator. From there, it is a30 minute bus ride to Suwon Air Baseto attend the “Iron Horse IntegrationCourse,” named for the 6-52 Iron HorseRegiment.The IHIC is a two-week course thatall Soldiers (staff sergeant and below)go through to ensure their medicalstatus, driver’s training, physical fit-ness test and other mission-essentialrequirements are fulfilled before theyreport to their actual jobs, addedWhite.“Theprogram has beenveryproduc-tive,” said White. “I’m tracking close to500 Soldiers who have gone throughthe process this year and I expect to seeabout 300 more come through beforethe end of the year.” xtunity to not only show their talents tothe audience, but also to make pleas-ant memories.The concert began with the prelude“Bossa de Cancun,” by the Jazz Band.This was followed by monologues,choir and other bands. “The Circle ofLife,” which was the theme, was playedat the tail end of the showcase.In spite of bad weather, the audi-ence seemed to enjoy the show andgave the students a big round of ap-plause after each performance.“I’m here to see my son play saxo-phone,” said Sgt. 1st Class Anthony S.Langley, assigned to 4-58th AirfieldOperations Battalion, about his sonDylan, a 6th grader. “I’m very proud ofhim. He’s learned a lot spending timein the band. I think it was very goodand meaningful performance.”Yoon Saemee, a 7th grader, whoplayed flute in the band said, “Person-ally, it was pretty exciting. You know,we showed our talent with perfor-mances like band, monologues andchoir to many people.”Teachers have mixed emotionsabout the performance and the near-ness of the end of the semester.“I am so blessed,” said SusanneWall, the HAS music director. “I havewonderful students. And for the show-case, teachers and students workedtogether and supported each other. Itwas wonderful. But, on the other hand,I feel sad because I have to say goodbyeto many students.” x
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  • 13. DAEGU GARRISON — In 1984, theFriday before Mother’s Day was pro-claimed as Military Spouse Apprecia-tion Day by former President RonaldReagan. It provides an opportunity toexpress our gratitude for all the sacri-fices made by military spouse in thename of freedom.Twenty-nine years later, this day isstill an important day of ours.“As long as there have been cou-rageous men and women willing toprotect our Union and our ideals,there have been extraordinary spous-es at their side patriots in their ownright who serve and sacrifice in waysmany cannot fathom,” said PresidentObama in a press release. “Americasmilitary spouses are at the core of ourArmed Forces, and on Military SpouseAppreciation Day, we celebrate theircontributions to keeping our countrysafe.”To celebrate Spouse AppreciationDay in Area IV, Camp Henry’s ACSFamily Advocacy Program(FAP) offi-cials hosted a day trip to Daejeon’s O-World, May 10. According to CarmenOrtiz, FAP Manager, USAG Daegu,“We planned our upcoming activitiesabout six months ago. Spouse Appre-ciation Day was at the top of the list,”said Ortiz.The FAP Manager went on to ex-plain the importance of the militaryspouse. She said, “The military spouserepresents the very best this nationhas to offer. Today, we celebrate theirselfless service and commitment tocarrying out their duties to both fam-ily and country.”Military spouses are diverse. Theycome from allaround the world,are different agesand nationalities-so different, yet somuch alike. Theyserve our woundedwarriors, preservethe legacies of ourfallen and find waysto give back to ourcountry day afterday. The strengthand readiness ofAmerica’s militarydepends on thewell-being of ourmilitary spouse andFamilies.In spite of therainy weather, manymilitary spouses,expectant moth-ers, and childrenparticipated in thetrip to “O-World”where they seemedto thoroughly enjoythe safari tour, andflower exhibition.“To the spouses,we recognize theirwillingness to makechanges to helptheir spouse ad-vance, understand-ing the demandsof his or her job.They work as teamplayers, and theymaintain a positiveattitude about theirspouse being in theArmy. Thank youfor all you do,” saidOrtiz.xgram. With their vehicles loadedto capacity, members of the 32ndKSC made their way to the elderlygentleman’s home where he warmlywelcomed and received a variety ofhousehold items.Pillows, a blan-ket, and toilet-ries were amongthem. The visitwas indeed time-ly as across theKorean peninsu-la, citizens cele-brated Mother’sand or ParentsDay.Also partici-pating in thisGood Neighboreffort was Lee,Jong Eh, Chief ofNam Gu ChungHealth Center,and Kim, SukGyung, also fromNam Gu. Thetwo healthcarerepresentativeshave played animportant rolein the care of thesenior citizen,who respondedto the kindness shown by them andKSC saying, “Thank you for all thegifts and the care. I am really thankfulfor everything that you’ve done.” xUSAG DAEGU USAG Daegu • PAGE 21http://daegu.korea.army.milMAY 10, 201332nd KSC Shows the Real Meaning of "Good Neighbor"Story and photos by Pfc. Choi, Hyun-kyuhyunkyu.choi.fm@mail.milDAEGU GARRISON — Members ofthe 32nd KSC Company (Korean Ser-vice Corps), USAG Daegu showed theirconcern and support for a local Koreannational resident, May 8 by deliveringcare packages containing items impor-tant to day-to-day comfort. Accordingto Yun Song-Hwan, Commander, 32ndKSC Company, the man, who has nofamily was a fellow citizen in need.“The main purpose of the visit tothe home of the local resident was toshow that we care about our neighborsand the neighborhood, and we wantto provide support in any way that wecan,” he said.The visit soundly expressed themeaning of the Good Neighbor Pro-ACS holds Military Spouse Appreciation Day at O-World(left) A representative from 32nd Korean Service Corps Company,along with Lee, Jong Eh, Subdivision Chief of Nam Gu Chung HealthCenter, and Yun, Song-Hwan, Commander, 32nd KSC, were amongthose visiting an elderly South Korean gentleman (center), whowelcomed receipt of some much needed day-to-day items during aGoodNeighborvisitonMay8.(right) Membersofthe32ndKSCCompanyformalineastheydeliverhousehold items and food stuffs to a elderly Korean citizen in need.The Good Neighbor effort represented just one way to express careand appreciation for those who have given so much in their lifetimeofservice.Story and photos Nam, Young-hoyoungho.nam@us.army.milArea IV communitymembers pose fora group photographduring a visit toDaejeons O-World ,May 10. The trip wassponsored by ArmyCommunity Service,Camp Henry and theFamily AdvocacyP r o g r a m ( F A P ) .Below, a father anddaughter show nofear on the backof the king of thejungle.
  • 14. examples of problem-solving, and be rolemodels. This type ofguidance is extremelyimportant for youngSoldiers and officers.Maj. Helen Chears, alogistics officer in 19thExpeditionary Sustain-ment Command, fo-cused on what mentor-ship is, how to build therelationship between amentor and a mentee.Furthermore, she ex-plained which respon-sibility each of themhas to have and how tocontinue concrete andsustainable relationship.“Mentors can givetheir mentees informa-tive advice in differentways, for example, howto present yourself ina professional environ-ment,” said Chears.Strong female men-toring will build strong,professional Soldiers.By highlighting theimportance of mentor-ship, the forum helpedto bring mentors andmentees together.xUSAG Daegu • PAGE 22http://daegu.korea.army.mil THE MORNING CALMUSAG DAEGUMentorship forum links experienced leaders, junior SoldiersROKA, MSC-Korea share ideas for logistical support partnershipStory and photos Pfc. Lee, Sang-cheol19th ESC Public AffairsDAEGU GARRISON — Brig. Gen.Kim Myung-kyu, Republic of KoreaArmy Consolidated Maintenance De-pot commanding general, visited Ma-teriel Support Center-Korea located inCamp Carroll Monday to tour the areaand observe the maintenance proce-dures of MSC-K.Col. John P. Chadbourne, MSC-K brigade commander, invited theROKA general and his chief of staffto share maintenance procedures andprocesses as well as to solidify thestrong 60-year ROK-U.S. alliance.“This is a great event to develop to-gether. Since we are very similar orga-nizations, it helps us to gain the appre-ciation of what each other does to helpthe alliance and what our mission ishere in Korea,” Chadbourne said.The event started with MSC-K host-ing a luncheon for members of theROKA Depot on Camp Carroll. Kimand Chadbourne shared thoughts andexperiences while eating lunch.“I learned that we do a lot of thingsdifferently, but we also do a lot ofStory and photos Lee, Eun Byuleunbyul.lee@us.army.milDAEGU GARRISON — The Area IVFemale Mentorship Forum kicked offwith their first meeting May 3 in theCamp Henry Theater. Some 30 femaleSoldiers attended.U.S. Army Garrison Daegu Com-mander Col. Kathleen Gavle beganby explaining the unique challengeswomen face and why successful fe-males mentoring others would reallyhelp make a difference. Mentors canhelp junior Soldiers and leaders as-sess their strengths and weaknesses,guide them through professional de-velopment options, provide personalUSAG Daegu Commander Col. Kathleen Gavle (L) and Maj. Helen Chears, 19th ESC,discuss the importance of mentoring to the junior Soldiers throughout Area IV, after theFemale Mentorship Forum, May 3.USAG Daegu Commander Col. Kathleen Gavle sharessome of the challenges she faced in her career and theimportance of strong mentorship for future Army leaders.things the same and that both orga-nizations are continuously try to im-prove their processes,” Chadbournesaid.Chadbourne also gave a brief on thestatus and installation of MSC-K andtour of facilities to Kim.“After looking around the installa-tion, facility and workers here, I couldrecognize their strong will to protectKorea and have confidence that theyare able to provide logistical supportin wartime. It was a great opportunityfor us to learn advanced techniquesand become a unit fully ready for war,”Kim said.Kim promised to invite MSC-K toChangwon where the ROKA Depot islocated to continue their relationshipas similar organizations.“This should not be a one-timeevent. I hope we keep continuingevents like today every year as wegradually improve to understand themutual logistical support,” Kim said.“With opportunities to share andcommunicate like today, it will helpto fortify the partnership and to moveforward together,” Chadbourne said.x(top) Brig. Gen. Kim Myung-gyu, Republic of Korea Army Consolidated MaintenanceDepot commanding general, takes a look at the equipment Monday on Camp Carroll.Kim visited MSC-K and was given a tour of the installation and maintenance technicalskills of MSC-K by Col. John P. Chadbourne, MSC-K commander.(right) Brig. Gen. Kim Myung-gyu, Republic of Korea Army Consolidated MaintenanceDepot commanding general, takes a tour the facility of Materiel Support Center-KoreaMondayonCampCarroll.KimvisitedMSC-KandwasgivenatouroftheinstallationandmaintenancetechnicalskillsofMSC-KbyCol.JohnP.Chadbourne,MSC-Kcommander.