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    • June 7, 2013 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea Volume 11, Issue 31USAG Red Cloud P04USAG Casey P04USAG Yongsan P07USAG Humphreys P15USAG Daegu P21GARRISONSInsideSeePAGE 7Class of 2013‘Mustard Seed’GraduationDFAC at CaseyWins Top ArmyAwardFeature Page P12SeePAGE 12Soldiers advance to suppress the enemies on a roof top of the building after throwing a smoke grenade during the joint field training exercise of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan’sHeadquarters and Headquarters Company and the 218th Homeland Reserve Regiment of Republic of Korea Army, May 30. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Lim Hong-seo)Urban Combat:Unique joint exercisereinforces Yongsan security- See EXERCISE, Page 2 -By Pfc. Lim Hong-seoUSAG Yongsan Public AffairsYONGSAN GARRISON – Thickclouds from smoke grenades fill the streets.A squad leader sends a series of hand armsignals and soldiers swiftly pass through thesmoke, staying close to the walls.They pen-etrate the building and suppress the enemieshiding inside...This was one of the scenes during thejoint field training exercise of U.S. ArmyGarrison Yongsan’s Headquarters andHeadquarters Company and the 218thHomeland Reserve Regiment of Republicof KoreaArmy (ROKA), held to strengthenthe unit’s teamwork and security of Yong-san, May 30.The 218th Homeland Reserve RegimentU.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and USFK commemorated Memorial Day to remember inspirationalservice members who served as true heroes with leadership and selfless service, during a wreathlaying ceremony, May 23. Above-Distinguished leaders render honors during the playing of na-tional anthems for both the Republic of Korea and the United States, at the Memorial Day cer-emony on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, May 23, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Lee Hyokang).Right-Attendees laid flowers on the “Books of Remembrance” which list the service members ofeachcountrywhofoughtanddiedintheKoreanWar.(U.S.ArmyphotobyNikkiMaxwell)USFK Memorial Day Ceremony
    • 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: Sgt. 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. Contentsof The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarilyofficial views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government,Department of Defense, or Department of the Army.The editorial content of this weekly publication isthe responsibility of U.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.The civilian printer is responsible for commercialadvertising. The appearance of advertising in thispublication, including inserts or supplements, doesnot constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army orOriental Press of the products or services advertised.Everything advertised in this publication shall be madeavailable for purchase, use or patronage without regardto race, religion, gender, national origin, age, maritalstatus, physical handicap, political affiliation, or anyother non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron.If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policyby an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse toprint advertising from that source until the violation ofthe equal opportunity policy is 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: Area I: DSN 732-7155, Area II: 738-7352Area III: 754-6132, Area IV 768-8070Submitting 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/koreaExercise, continued from Page 1Soldiers advance to sup-press the enemies on arooftop after throwing asmoke grenade duringthe joint field training ex-ercise of U.S. Army Garri-son Yongsan’s Headquar-ters and HeadquartersCompany and the 218thHomeland Reserve Regi-ment of Republic of Ko-rea Army, May 30. (U.S.Army photo by Cpl. LimHong-seo). For more pho-tosfromthistraining,visitwww.flickr.com/photos/usag-yongsan.is a vital part of Capital Defense Command,whose foremost mission is to defend Seoul.It is responsible for the defense of the Yong-san area in some urgent circumstances, suchas enemy infiltration, threats and attacks.The 218th Homeland Reserve Regimentand U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan have co-operated very closely in the past year byinviting each other to their respective bases.To facilitate an even tighter coordination be-tween them, the joint field training was heldat the training field of the 218th HomelandReserve Regiment. Approximately 30 sol-diers from Headquarters and HeadquartersCompany had opportunities to train withtheir ROKAcounterparts.“It was an outstanding experience. I wasreally surprised by ROKA, how they per-formed and how they cooperated with us,”said Staff Sgt. Kenneth Young, operationNCOIC for Headquarters and HeadquartersCompany. “I have never worked with theROKAinfantry the way we have today withpaintballs and real smoke grenades. Today’sexercise allowed me to see that I can trustthem and communicate with them as neces-sary. I feel they would be exceptional on thebattlefield. I built trust in myself with them,and I am sure they built some trust with usalso.”To reflect Yongsan’s complex environ-ment, the exercise focused on a simulationof an urban battle in the middle of buildings,streets and traffic. Soldiers from Headquar-ters and Headquarters Company, along withROKAsoldiers, used paintball guns and gre-nades to suppress enemies lurking in variousplaces. There was a language barrier, but us-ing standard hand arm signals and with thehelp of KATUSAs working as translators,they could successfully conclude the train-ing.“It was an unusual opportunity trainingwith U.S. soldiers, and I enjoyed it verymuch,” said Pfc. Hwang In-wook, a ROKAsoldier from the 218th Homeland ReserveRegiment. “Even though Korea and U.S.are strong allies, we do not have a chance tomeet each other very often. Through today’straining, I think we are closer, and I am con-fident that we can cooperate to fight in caseof emergency.”After the joint training, soldiers from the218thHomelandReserveRegimentandU.S.Army Garrison Yongsan climbed BukhanMountain together, concluding the day withstronger friendship and teamwork.xCommunity enjoys K-16 Summer FestivalBy Pfc. Lim Hong-seoUSAG Yongsan Public AffairsK-16 – Service members, civilians andtheir families enjoyed the early summerweatherwithmusicalperformances,entertain-ing booths, outdoor BBQ and sports eventsduring the K-16 Summer Festival, May 31.The annual event allows the communityto relax and build relationships with the localneighbors. It also marks the beginning of thesummer season, offering the community anopportunity to gather together and enjoy theoutdoors.“We are going to open up the Summer fes-tival here,” said Lt. Col. Brian E. Walsh, 2-2Aviation Battalion commander, in his open-ing remarks. “We greatly appreciate Area IIgarrison facilitating and enabling all of this. Ialso want to thank all the vendors for comingout and making this event even better. We arelooking forward to a great day.”Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel L. Willing,Command Sergeant Major for USAG Yong-san, also visited the festival and expressed hisgratitude to the K-16 community.“I am glad to be here today while we openthis up,” said Command Sgt. Maj. DanielL. Willing, Command Sergeant Major forUSAGYongsan.“K-16iswellknownforout-standing facilities with outstanding soldiersand leadership. I always like to come downhere and see you all. I hope everyone enjoysthis wonderful weather with great peoplearound you.”Attendants of the festival enjoyed the mu-sical performances of rock bands and manyothers. Festive food like BBQ and cotton can-dy with ice cold drinks were there to beat theheat. Children had their faces painted whilesoldiers played flag football.Other activities strengthened the bondbetween local neighbors and provided an op-portunity for the K-16 community to relaxand enjoy the company of family and friends.Service members and families visited vari-ous booths set up by local Korean companies,offering roulette games, free massages andmany other gifts and services.“This is my first time visiting K-16,” saidJung Ha-young, a local contractor. “This is agreat opportunity for me because I can actual-ly interact with the service members, civiliansandfamiliesoftheU.S.ArmywhomIusuallywork with. I also enjoyed the great food andthe air of festivity here.”xChildren compete in a Gangnam Style dance contest during the K-16 Sum-mer Festival, May 31. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Lim Hong-seo)
    • USAG-RC • PAGE 4http://redcloud.korea.army.mil THE MORNING CALMUSAG RED CLOUDCAMP HOVEY - Although thename Garryowen is known across theArmy, Soldiers at Camp Hovey, know itcan take an unexpected form.Garryowen is the regimentalnamesake of 4th Squadron, 7th U.S.Cavalry, 1st Armored Brigade CombatTeam, 2nd Infantry Division.And canine Command Sgt. Maj.Echo Garryowen, as he’s known tosome, is a mixed-breed collie perfectlysuited for the cavalry lifestyle.He might not be the manliest breedone expects to see among hardenedSoldiers in a forward deployed brigadelike the 1st ABCT. But he’s found hisniche.A dedicated cavalry scout, heresides happily amongst his squadronbrothers in the lobby of the companybarracks where he has a bed that getsa little extra heat from the nearbyvending machine and has a clear viewof Soldiers as they scurry to physicalfitness training in the morning.“He’s definitely a master ofreconnaissance,” said Pfc. ShayneM. Kennedy, a cavalry scout with 1stPlatoon, Company B.Kennedy is the primary caretakerfor Echo, who has protected theseSoldiers for the last 10 years. As to thequestion of how old he really is, that’sjust another part of the legend.“It started whenever I would walkby; I would always acknowledge him,”said Kennedy. “And then, it got to thepoint where I could just come homefor lunch and he would just be sittingoutside of my door.“My mom sent him a bed, aunts anduncles send dog treats,” said Kennedy.Sergeant Marc Hamilton will give hima bath every now and again and there’sa lieutenant who brought in a huge bagof dog food for him.Now, just to keep new Soldiers ontheir toes, Soldiers call at-ease for himwhen Echo enters the barracks. Alongwith a laugh, he also brings a sense ofcommunity; as he is not only loved,but well cared for.Now that he’s a little older, exerciseis a stroll out front and chasing theoccasional cab.“One thing he’s very ornery aboutin his old age is his sleep,” saidKennedy. “When people are comingPfc. Shayne M. Kennedy gives a treat to Echo Garryowen, the canine senior enlistedleader at 4th Squadron, 7th U.S. Cavalry, part of the 2nd Infantry Division’s 1st ArmoredBrigade Combat Team, at Camp Hovey. Garryowen, a mixed collie, has been with the unitfor 10 years, and eagerly greets its Soldiers when they return from the field. Kennedy iswith the squadron’s Troop B. – U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle RichardsonCanine Command Sgt. Maj. EchoGarryowen, a mixed collie and pride of4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry, at CampHovey. – U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt.Kyle RichardsonMaj. Lindsey Elder1st ABCT PAOin around curfew and he’s trying tosleep, that’s the only time you’regoing to have a problem with Echo.,he said.“When people are being loud, he’sknown to bark and chase you back upto your room,” said Kennedy.Most importantly, even if it’saround 4 a.m. when squadron SoldiersA Soldier looks more than ready to take the pitch during a weekend softball tournament at Second To None Field on Camp Red Cloud May 27. Col. John M.Scott, Commander U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Because the tournament was rained out in the final stages,the last two teams standing – both part of the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion – await a yet-to-be-scheduled faceoff: the Wild Boys of Headquarters andHeadquarters Company, and the Sappers of the brigade’s Company C. – U.S. Army photo by Dave PalmerReady to really do it...are returning from the field with theirrucksacks, Echo will be standingoutside in the road welcoming them,excited to see them.“He’s so much more than a dog inthe barracks; I couldn’t imagine thebarracks without him,” said Kennedy.“He’ll be one of the things that I’llreally miss.” xCav canine has 10 years in ArmyCommand Sgt. Maj. Echo Garryowen, a mixed collie, serves on Camp Hovey
    • Family Appreciation BarbecueA Family Appreciation Daybarbecue is scheduled for 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. June 8 atthe CommunityActivity Center on Camp Casey.A $2 fee covers a meal of one hotdog or hamburger with chipsand beverage. Cotton candy,balloon art, face painting, gamesand music by a live DJ are alsoplanned. For more information,call 730-4602/6811.Poetry EventAn open microphone“spoken word” performanceevent at which communitymembers can showcase poetry –their own or that of others – isscheduled for 8 – 10 p.m. June8 at the Gateway Club on CampCasey. For information on rules,criteria and other details, call730-3400 or 010-4189-5450.Power OutagesPartial power outages thatwill affect certain buildingson Camp Red Cloud arescheduled for June 8 withinthe period 5:30 a.m. – noon.For more information, call 732-6584/9079.Class for New DadsA class – “They Call MeDad” – focusing on the role andimportance of being a fatherand including infant care skills,is scheduled for noon June 11 atArmy Community Service, bldg.2451, on Camp Casey. For moreinformation, call 730-6609.No SchoolThere will be no classes atCasey Elementary School June14, a teacher work day. For moreinformation, call 730-6444.Casey Golf Course ClosedThe Camp Casey golf coursewill be closed for maintenance7 a.m. – 11 a.m. June 11. For moreinformation, call 730-4884.“Old School” PartyAn Old School partyfeaturing strictly “old school”music is scheduled for June15 from 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. at theWarrior’s Club on Camp Casey.A fee of $5 will be charged forthe event, which is limited tothose age 18 and older. TheDJ’d event is to include food,music and dancing. Prizes areto be awarded for the best oldschool artist outfit, and best olddance contest (male, female,single, and group). For moreinformation, call 730-2195.Access to CYSS BuildingFrom now until September,workers will be installing awheelchair and stroller ramp atChild, Youth and School Services,bldg. 2475 on Camp Casey. For thatreasons, customers of the ParentCentral Officewill need toget therethe building’s side entrance. Formore information, call 730-3628.USAG RED CLOUD USAG-RC • PAGE 5http://redcloud.korea.army.milJUNE 7, 2013At Apache Range on Camp Casey May 29, Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd InfantryDivision,conductanM16A2rifleshootingrangeMay29.ThepurposewastoqualifySoldiersontheirassignedweapons.–U.S.ArmyphotobyCpl.KimHan-byeolReady on the right?...The right is ready....News & Notes
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 7http://yongsan.korea.army.mil THE MORNING CALMUSAG YONGSANBy Pfc. Jung Ji-hoonUSAG Yongsan Public AffairsLeft-Graduating Students of Mustard Seed Christian Preschool performa chorus ‘We’ve been having fun in preschool’ during the graduation cer-emony at South Post Chapel on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, May. 24.Right-A student of Mustard Seed Christian Preschool receives her gradu-ation certificate. During the ceremony, the school was credited for 38years of service to the community. (U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Jung Ji-hoon)2013 Mustard Seed Graduation ~ 38 Years of ServiceU.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Deputy Commander Paul Stuart recognizes CYSSteam member Paulita Slaughter for her service during the CYSS AppreciationDay, June 1. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Jung Ji-hoon)CYSS Appreciation Day honors team membersYONGSAN GARRISON – YongsanChild, Youth and School Service team hadits annual appreciation day, June 1, whichincluded various lively activities including adoor prize lottery, recreational opportunities,stress management program and an outdoorbarbeque.According to CYSS services coordina-tor Claudette Mohn, the Appreciation Dayis held each year on the first day of June. Itis designed to thank each and every memberof the CYSS team, for their devotion shownthroughout the year.“Our team deserves recognition,” Mohnsaid. “They have been doing an outstand-ing performance this year, including theNAEYC accreditation we received in Janu-ary. So we decided to award all our team-mates.”Not only did the CYSS team honor eachother, but also promised to continue offeringcommunication training and stress manage-ment sessions to its members.“This kind of relief provides everyone achancetolookbackonthemselvesandmain-tain professionalism on the worksite,” saidSteve Shin, a CYSS team member. “Stressand tension are inevitable factors when youare at work. However, the fact that it is inevi-table does not mean that it cannot be solved.Thisdayisaneventthatreplenishestheteammembers in the name of appreciation.”Yongsan CYSS has served the garrisonthrough childcare programs, teen programsand various recreational opportunites. Itaims to enhance the quality of life for thechildren, youth and families in the Yongsancommunity.For information about Yongsan CYSSand its programs, visit www.cysskorea.com/yongsan or contact DSN 723-4153.x.Peter Scott, professor of entrepreneurship at Syracuse University, discussesmarketing strategies with ‘Boots to Business’ workshop participants, at U.S.Army Garrison Yongsan, May. 15. The purpose of the training is to educateand prepare veterans for business ownership and management in the civilianworld. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jung Ji-hoon)YONGSAN GARRISON – It is never aneasy job to start a business, and the ugly truth isthat most new ventures do not survive past fiveyears. To help veterans who are planning tostart their own businesses, the Small BusinessAdministrationhelditsBootstoBusinesswork-shopMay,15.TheBootstoBusinessworkshopisdesignedto educate service members and civilians aboutthebasicstepstosetupabusiness.“This means an opportunity to veterans andcivilians,” said Robert Hildreth, the adminis-trator of Small Business Administration. “Ourservice members deserve the help and crucialknowledgethatcantakethemthroughthebusi-ness.Ithinkweneedmoreeventslikethis,therearemanypeoplewhodeserveit.”Boots to Business workshop has been heldseveraltimesbefore,contributingtothegarrisonby helping its members’successful transition tootherjobs.“This class is definitely great,” said PeterScott,professorofentrepreneurshipatSyracuseUniversity. “People here are actively participat-ing to collect the information they need. Theytalk a lot, and question a lot. I can actually seethattheyarelearningsomethinghere.“People from various fields of work attendedthe class, learning exactly what they should beawareofwhenpreparingtostartabusiness.“Itwasagoodexperienceforme,”saidStaffSgt. Tommy Brown, the CBRN NCO of U.S.Army Garrison Yongsan. “The lecture gaveme an opportunity to think about what I shouldprepare before starting my own business.Also,the professor explained the hardship of beingan entrepreneur, so that the students would notbe too optimistic about it. Over all, the lecturewas great, and I think it should be continuouslyoffered”For more information about the Boots toBusiness program, contact Drew Brandt, Tran-sitionServicesmanager,at738-7322.x‘Boots to Business’ educates veteransBy Pfc. Jung Ji-hoonUSAG Yongsan Public Affairs
    • USAG 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.mailSwimming PoolsareOpenPool #2, Yongsan South Post,(Outdoor): Will support CYSSprogramming from 0600-1100Monday-Thursday Weekly. 1100-1200 Daily (Open seven daysweekly) Pool is closed to all patronuse for maintenance. Pool open torecreationalswimmingforauthorizedpatrons use 1200-1930. 1930-2000Janitorial maintenance-closure.HannamVillageOutdoorPoolwillsupport CYSS programming from0600-1100 AM Monday-Thursday.Pool is closed to all patron use formaintenance, 1100-1200 daily. (Opensevendaysweekly).Pool is open to recreationalswimming forauthorized patronsuse1200-1930. Janitorial maintenance-closure is 1930-2000. No Guest PassPolicy. Exception is those authorizedpatrons serving within the ROK whohave family members visiting fromCONUS to OCONUS may obtain apool pass. Call 725-5215.KoreanWar/ArmisticeDay60thAnniversaryMarathonRaceThe 2nd National Great UnionMarathon Race (In memory of 6.25Korean War and Commemorationof 60th Armistice Anniversary), isscheduled for Saturday, June 22,8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at PyeonghwaKwangjang (Square), World CupPark,Sangam-dong,Seoul.Thiseventis open to anyone who is interested.The Marathon Events include: Halfcourse, 10 km, and 6.25 km courseHost: Korea Special Force VeteransAssociation www.sfvarun.com.VolunteerOfficeAssistantDoDDS-KoreaDistrictSuperintendent’sOf-ficeDuties: The purpose of the posi-tion is to provide basic administrativeassistance to the DoDDS-Korea Dis-trictSuperintendentanddistrictstaff.• Performsadministrativeandcler-ical functions in support of the DSO,amoderatelycomplexeducationalor-ganization. • Schedules and confirmsappointments for DoDDS-K Districtstaff as requested. • Assistswith prep-aration and dissemination of materi-als (such as agendas, handouts, etc.)for meetings. • Answers telephonesand gives information tocallers, takesmessages, or transfers calls to appro-priate individuals. • Completes formsin accordance with office procedures.• Greets visitors and callers; handlestheir inquiries; and directs them tothe appropriate person(s) accord-ing to their needs. • Makes copies ofcorrespondence and other printedmaterial. • Conducts searches to findrequested information, using suchsources as the Internet. • Operates of-ficeequipmentsuchascomputers,faxmachines, copiers, and telephones. •Performsotherdutiesasrequested.For more information, contactDr. Evelyn Ellis, DSN: 738-5554/5922,email:evelyn.ellis@pac.dodea.edu.June 7, 2013New home-based childcaresupports Yongsan parentsCol. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander at USAG Yongsan, with Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel L. Willing, parents, staff membersand kids celebrate official opening of FCC Home by cutting cake, May. 28. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Lee Hyokang)YONGSAN GARRISON – “On behalfof the garrison, I would like to declare thatHannam Village Pritchett Family ChildCare (FCC) Home is officially in busi-ness,” said Col. Michael E. Masley, gar-rison commander at U.S. Army garrisonYongsan. After going through the requiredprocess, the FCC Home is now authorizedand opened to the Yongsan community,May. 28.Located on the first floor of HannamVillage apartments in G-104, and openMonday-Friday from 0600-1800, the FCChome is expected to help ease the stressand worry of service members and civil-ians stationed in Area 2 by providing anadditional child care service option.Prior to the FCC home, the Child Devel-opment Center on USAG Yongsan was theonly on post facility for child care duringwork hours. Lack of child care availabilitywas a challenge for spouses seeking em-ployment outside their home. By approv-ing FCC home service, Yongsan increasedopportunities for community members tojoin the workforce.As Masley presented the official cer-tificate to Michelle Pritchett, the new FCCprovider in Hannam Village, he empha-sized the importance of providing a safeplace for the children and appreciated allthe people who contributed to the home-based businesses’start-up.“There is a need for many Soldiers andcivilians who work in Yongsan and K-16,”Masley said. “Child care is very importantfor our community and I very much appre-ciate ACS, MWR and the Housing officeteam for their contributions to make thishappen.”Just like the Pritchett FCC home, otherUSAG Yongsan family members can opena home-based business and guidance aboutthe requirements is available. Submitting agarrison commander signed letter request-ing permission to operate a home-basedbusiness is the first step, then the applica-tion goes through a few more reviews. Thecomplete process takes two to three weeksfrom receipt of application, depending onthe type of business and any necessary ad-ditional information to support the request.There are currently approximately 50approved home-based businesses operat-ing in the USAG Yongsan area, rangingfrom candle sales and child care to doggrooming and photography. There aresome legal issues to be aware of when con-sidering what type of home-based busi-ness to pursue. For example, the resale ofAAFES items is prohibited, and the busi-ness must not be considered a competitiveservice with MWR or AAFES.“We review applications for home-based businesses and determine if eachone meets the regulations and the postpolicy letter,” said Capt. Dylan Mack, Ad-ministrative attorney for 8th Army.“The best thing people can do is mar-ket research to help their business be morecompetitive,” said J. Freeman Neish, fi-nancial management branch chief forFMWR. “Avoid redundant business plansby identifying a service or product that isin need here. If there are already five otherhome-based businesses in Yongsan sellingthe exact same thing you want to sell, thenthat is probably not going to succeed theway you want it to.”Neish also advises people to consideradditional costs and details, including li-ability insurance, license requirements,and SOFA rules.“Home-based businesses can helpmany people who are looking for a way tohave the freedom to work at home, espe-cially if they have children,”Neish said.For more information about how tostart a home-based business in USAGYongsan area, contact J. Freeman Neish at723-4141x.By Sgt. Lee HyokangUSAG Yongsan Public Affairs‘Bike Safety Rodeo’The Yongsan Bicycle Safety Rodeo offered the community helpful safety information,fun activities including a Bicycle Maze and the Fire Prevention (bouncy) House, bikehelmet fittings and free tune ups from Platoon Cycles, May 12. The Eagle Scout ServiceProjectwas coordinated by Mike Paris. (U.S. Army photo by Sfc. ScherillCrowley,USAGYongsan Provost Sergeant)
    • 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
    • PAGE 12www.army.mil/korea THE MORNING CALMFEATURECasey Main wins top Army AwardCAMP CASEY – The Casey Maindining facility, also known as theOriental Garden, has won top Army-wide honors as the best dining hall ofits kind in the entire U.S. Army.It’s won a coveted 2013 Phillip A.Connelly Award for Excellence in ArmyFood Service in the civilian category,meaning a facility staffed and run bycivilians rather than Soldiers.The Connelly awards program looksfor excellence in the preparation andservingof food inArmydining facilitiesand aims to foster professionalismamong Army food service personnel. Itoperates out of Fort Lee, Va.It’s a high-prestige award withinthe world of Army food service.Although it was the third year ina row Casey Main won some type ofThe Casey Main Dining Facility staff have cooked up the 2013 Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Army Food Service. – U.S. Army photos by Dave PalmerOriental Garden takes Connelly Award as best dining facility of its typeConnelly recognition, it had narrowlymissed the top award.It was a 2012 Connelly runner-upfor the top, worldwide award.And in 2011 it won a Korea-wideConnelly.“This isthefirsttimethatwe’vewon itworldwide in 21 years,” said Sgt. 1st ClassDonat Brown, food program sergeant-in-charge.“We can all be proud that theArmy has recognized the Casey MainDining Facility as the best of its kindin the entire Army, worldwide,” saidLt. Col. Steven G. Finley, Commander,U.S. Army Garrison Casey.“But what this good news reflectseven more is the fact that CaseyMain provides our Soldiers withaward-winning dining service notjust during awards season but dayafter day, every day, all year long,”Finley said. xBy Dave Palmerjames.d.palmer18.civ@mail.mil
    • PAGE 14www.army.mil/korea THE MORNING CALMMORNING CALMPAID ADVERTISING - FULL PAGE
    • USAG HUMPHREYS USAG-H • PAGE 15www.army.mil/koreaJune 7, 2013News & NotesUSO Lumchbox Is FreeUSO will host its Lunchbox pro-gram, June 12, starting at 11:30a.m. and concluding when all thefood is gone. Lunch will be FREEtacos, drinks and desserts.Auto Skills Moving To ODRThe FMWR Auto Skills Center, lo-cated in Bldg. 2080, is moving toOutdoor Recreation, Bldg. 1044.On June 18, Auto Skills will closefor transition (operations in Bldg.2080 will cease). From June 19-28,Auto Skills operations and equip-ment will move to ODR. StartingJune 29, Auto Skills operationswill re-open at ODR. As part ofthe shift in operations, the self-service car wash will be unavail-able starting July 14. For more in-formation, contact Auto Skills at753-8547.PetFest 2013 SetPetFest 2013 will be held at theVet Clinic, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.The event begins with a 5K PawsWalk and is followed at 10 a.m.with a Pet Show. At 11:30 a.m.,there will be a Military WorkingDog Demonstration. During theevent, there will be face painting,an agility course, pet photos anda variety of informational boothsopen to the entire community.DPW 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.Summer Theatre AuditionsWednesday, June 19 is the date toaudition for CYS’s Summer StockTheatre Production of “A Mid-summer Night’s Dream,” from 3-6p.m. at the Community ActivityCenter. Show rehearsals will befrom July 8-19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. eachday. The performances are sched-uled for July 20-21, at 3 p.m., in theCAC. Sign-ups for auditions areat Parent Central Services (Bldg.570), through June 14. Thirtyyouths will be selected to per-form. They are also recruiting forsix stage hands in 7th-12th grade.This is a FREE camp, but partici-pants must be CYSS registered.Please bring snacks/lunch duringthe camp. For more information,contact Christi Mancha, at 010-6818-1233.Tax Center Closing SoonThe 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 PAO tosteve.hoover@us.army.mil Formore information, call 754-6132.Lessons at English CampBy Pfc. Ma Jae-sangUSAG Humphreys Public AffairsCAMP HUMPHREYS – The CampHumphreys community celebratedAsian American and Pacific IslanderHeritage Month, May 16, in the Com-munity Activity Center.Like most commemorative months,this celebration originated in a con-gressional bill. In June 1977, Reps.Frank Horton of New York and Nor-manY. Minetaof Californiaintroduceda House resolution that called uponthe president to proclaim the first tendays of May as Asian-Pacific HeritageWeek. The following month, senatorsDaniel Inouye and Spark Matsunagaintroduced a similar bill in the Senate.Both were passed. On October 5, 1978,then President Jimmy Carter signed aJoint Resolution designating the an-nual celebration. Twelve years later,President George H.W. Bush signed anextension making the week-long cele-bration into a month-long celebration.In 1992, the official designation of Mayas Asian-Pacific American HeritageMonth was signed into law.The observation, hosted by 3-2General Support Aviation Battalion,featured cultural displays, educationalinformation, entertainment and food.Thiswasfollowed byareading tothePresidential Proclamation designatingMay as Asian-American and PacificIslander Heritage Month. It empha-sized the impact that Asian-Americanand Pacific islanders have on everydaylife. The President also discussed theCho Ho-jun, a student from Baemun High School, listens to the instruction of Sgt. 1st Class Thomas B. Perry, assigned to Com-pany A, 4-2 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, during the USFK English Camp visit to Camp Humphreys May 16. Forty studentsparticipated in the camp, which aims to give outstanding Korean students, who are eager to learn about American culture, abetter grasp of the English language and American life on the Korean peninsula. – U.S. Army photo by Jaeyeon SimHumphreys community celebratesAsian American, Pacific Islander HeritageThese are some of the folks who provided entertainment during the Asian Americanand Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance, May 16, in the Community ActivityCenter. The theme for the event was “Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural Valuesand Inclusion.” – U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ma Jae-sanghardships they face and said that hisadministration remains committed toaddressing these problems.After the proclamation, Soldiersand family members from 2nd Com-bat Aviation Brigade and 304th SignalBattalion performed traditional PacificIsland dances.Guest speaker for the event wasChap. (Lt. Col.) Samuel Lee, the 2ndInfantry Division command chaplain.From the outset of his speech, Leesaid that “this celebration is not pro-moting any race culture, or traditionsover others, but rather it is celebratingthe unique culture of the United Statesto promote harmony and peace.”Lee highlighted Asian-Pacific rolesthroughout history, including partici-pation as Soldiers in the Civil War, thecompletion of the TranscontinentalRailroad and a Medal of Honor recipi-ent during the Spanish-American War.Then he introduced his story ofserving in the U.S. Army as a Korean-American and how grateful he was tothe U.S. for letting him study and giv-ing him a chance to serve as a chaplain.“It has been a great journey eversince I became a chaplain and I thankGod for granting me this oppertunityto serve others in the military.” x
    • PAGE 16www.army.mil/korea THE MORNING CALMUSAG HUMPHREYSBy Pfc. Park Chun-il andSpc. Isaac Castleberry6-52 Air Defense Artillery PAOSUWON AIR BASE – More than 80children from the House of DreamsOrphanage visited the 6th Battalion,52nd Air Defense Artillery here May 17.One of the largest non-profit or-phanages in Suwon, House of Dreamsand the Iron Horse Battalion workhard to maintain their friendshipThe relationship between the Sol-diers and the children is give and take.“To give back to the [community]shows that Soldiers care,” said Pfc.LaKendria Massey, assigned to Com-pany F as an automated logistical spe-cialist. “We love to give and take thepositive reactions we get from volun-teering.”The Air Defenders’ special friend-ship with the children reflects therelationship between Korea and theUnited States.“The partnership between the IronHorse Battalion and the House ofDreams orphanage is as strong as everand events like this help our friendshipgrow even more,” said Lt. Col. NormanSpivey, 6-52 battalion commander.After Spivey welcomed them, thechildren played various sports events,including dodge ball and basketball,Biking enthusiast provides hints for riding in KoreaHouse of Dreams visits with 6-52 ADA SoldiersBy Christopher FletcherSpecial to the Morning CalmCAMP HUMPHREYS – For thebicycle-riding enthusiast, Korea is aparadise.The Korean government and localauthorities are building bike pathsthroughout the country. These pathsare for walking and cycling only andalthough you do see the occasionalmoped or ATV, for the most part theyoffer safe riding and a great way to getsome exercise and see the country.The Four Rivers Renovation Projectoffers some of the best riding in Korea.The project itself is somewhat contro-versial because of the environmentalimpact due to the construction. Theproject objectives center on flood con-trol, improving water quality and en-suring adequate water supplies duringdroughts. The four rivers in questionare the Han River, Nakdong River,Geum River and the Yeongsan River.As a byproduct of the project, morethan 800 kilometers of bike paths werebuilt along the rivers. One such pathstarts at the western lock or Yellow Seafloodgate, in Incheon, on the Incheonto Seoul canal and extends all the wayto Busan, a total of 633 kilometers (393miles). The rivers are administered byK-Water, the Korean Water Companyand they have a series of stations alongthe rivers. The canal runs into the HanRiver through central Seoul to Paldang(east of Seoul) and on to Yangpyong,before it turns southeast to Chungju.Along the rivers are sluice gates orsmall dam-like structures. In Koreanthey are called Bo’s, as in Ipobo, Yeo-jubo, Gongjubo and so on. At the K-Water Office at these Bo’s you can buyCycling enthusiast Christopher Fletcher makes a stop to stamp his bike passport alongone of the various routes he has ridden. He said the passport is a good way to trackriding adventures and makes for a great souvenir . – Courtesy photoChildren with the House of Dreams Orphanage look over the assorted colors of beadsin order to make a necklace during their visit with Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 52nd AirDefense Artillery Battalion May 17. – U.S. Army photo by Spc. Isaac CastleberryBalls fly as children from the House ofDreams Orphanage take aim at plasticcups, trying to knock them down. – U.S.Army photo by Spc. Isaac Castleberrya bike passport which shows all theroutes along with the stations whereyou can stampyourpassport. The pass-port runs 4000 won and is a good wayto track your riding adventures andmakes for a great souvenir. You can getyour passport stamped at the K-WaterOffices or at a series of stamp stationsthat look like red phone booths.All the trails are well signpostedand easy to follow and the bike pass-port gives the distance in kilometersbetween stations. The trail along theHan River is accessible by subway; it’sjust a matter of riding your bike to thenearest subway station and putting iton the subway. The subway runs all theway from Seoul, east to Yangpyong andyou can get on or off the subway withyour bike at any station. When takingyour bike on the subway, stand at thehandicap position on the platform.This area, reserved for wheelchairs,is where you can put your bike on thesubway. Obviously, wheelchairs havepriority.For access to sections of the trailsnot served by the subway, a POV with abikerack is required. I haverode in sec-tions of the trail from Incheon to Yeojuor Gangcheonbo and I am planningthe next section from Gangcheonbo toChungju Dam. One of the nicest ridesI’ve done is the Guemgang trail fromDaecheong Dam to Gunsan Estuaryalong the Geum River. The 142 kilo-meter ride starts at the dam and leadsthrough Buyeo and Gongju, the heartof the ancient Baekje Kingdom alongwith the fortress, museums, and his-torical sites. The trail takes you right infront of the Gongju Fortress main gate,which is quite a photo op. Of course Idon’t ride the entire routes at one time.I do a section at a time and arrange forpick-ups and drop-offs.While the trails along the Han Riverin Seoul are crowded, especially on theweekend, the other trails are not so andat times you are pretty much on yourown. As you ride along, you’ll comeacross towns where they rent bikes andthe bike traffic will increase somewhatand then thin out again leaving town.They have made sure to have plentyof clean bathrooms and conveniencestores along the route and most bikerentals will fix flats for a small fee. But,having said that, riders must preparefor situations like these by carryingfood and water and having repair kitsand an extra tube along with the toolsrequired.As you get stamps in your passportand you complete a river course, theyare specified in the passport, you willget a seal to show completion. If youcomplete all the river trails, along withthestampsand seals,youwill beaward-ed a commemorative medal. Google 4Rivers Bike Trails for more informa-tion, also check out http://10mag.com/korean-destination-incheon-to-busan-by-bike/ for an individual’s ac-count of riding the entire trail fromIncheon to Busan. Happy Trails. xwith the Soldiers. Throughout the vis-it, the children could be heard laugh-ing.“I loved the dodge ball game with[the] foreigners,” said Choi Ye-jin, a12-year-old child from the orphanage.“I only used to play the game with Ko-rean friends at school.”The fun did not end after the games,as the children enjoyed popcorn, cot-ton candy and hotdogs provided by theBetter Opportunity for Single and Un-accompanied Soldiers program.The unit’s Family Readiness Grouphosted activities tables including beadcraft-making as well as face painting.There was a lot for people to do, saidMassey. She said that they wanted tomake sure every kid had something tocapture their interest.After three hours of fun, the eventconcluded with prizes being presentedto some outstanding child-athletes.Gifts in hand, the children seemedexcited, yet sad, as the day drew to aclose.x
    • USAG-H • PAGE 18www.army.mil/korea THE MORNING CALMCourse prepares medical personnel in evidence collectionMORNING CALMBy Maj. Brian Bolton150th Medical DetachmentCAMP HUMPHREYS – Whensexual assault occurs, victims deserveswift, competent and compassionatecare.Through various Army initiatives,including Sexual Harassment/AssaultResponse and Prevention (SHARP),and the “I. A.M. STRONG” campaign,the ability to treat and support vic-tims, as well as identify and bring jus-tice, has been improved.In May, the 65th Medical Brigadesponsored a two week inter-servicecourse, conducted for standardizedforensics collecting. Successful collec-tion of evidence is important to suc-cessfully serve justice for this crime.Just as critical is performing sexualassault forensic exams in a timely, sen-sitive, dignified, and victim-centeredmanner.“The Sexual Assault Medical Foren-sics Examiners course was conductedto train an adequate number of medi-cal professionals for the peninsula,”said Kandice Ray, a MEDCOM SHARPnurse administrator visiting from FortSam Houston, Texas. “This was thefirst of three training classes sched-uled for this calendar year on the Ko-rean peninsula.”Captain Kelly Meister, the Area IIIPublic Health Nurse and Sexual As-sault coordinator for the peninsula,said “We are building a SAMFE pro-Captain Mylinh Bruhn, the brigade nurse assigned to Company C, 302nd Brigade Sup-port Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, collects fo-rensic materials during a recent Sexual Assault Medical Forensics Examiners courseheld at Camp Humphreys in May. – U.S. Army photo by Maj. Brian Boltongram on this peninsula to ensure a coreof highly trained medical professionalsto assist victims. Our goal is to buildan Army Best Practice model programhere on the peninsula.”Sexual assault can result in physicaltrauma and significant mental anguishand suffering for victims. Victims maybe reluctant, however, to report theassault to law enforcement, or to seekmedical attention for a variety of rea-sons unique to each assault. The Armyprovides multiple reporting alterna-tives for victims, based on the requestof the individual.Restricted reporting is an option fora victim to confidentially disclose thecrime. Only specifically identified in-dividuals are aware of the facts and thevictim receives medical treatment andcounseling without triggering the offi-cial investigative process.Unrestricted reporting, which isreported through the normal chain ofcommand, law enforcement or to theSARC, is also an option.“Victim-centered care is paramountto the success of the exam process andthis is a key component of the course,”said Meister. She said that “partici-pants gained valuable training fromthe course, and the legal day was fas-cinating. Captain Jessica Duffy led amock court martial, with many stu-dents gaining experience to becomecertified expert witnesses and crossexamination by defense counsel.”The course trained all students toone standard on the forensic collectionof evidence using standardized kits.Commercial evidence kits, at a mini-mum include checklists, forms, andmaterials for collecting and preservingall evidence. Evidence that may be col-lected includes clothing, foreign ma-terials on the body, hair (samples andcombings), swabs and smears, multi-ple body fluid samples swabs for DNAanalysis and comparison, and toxicol-ogy testing samples to name but a few.The final event of the course re-quired students to pass a rigorouscompetency – collecting evidence withthe commercial forensic kit. Severaldays of familiarization and trainingwere dedicated to the process. x
    • DAEGU GARRISON — The CampWalker Child Development Centerheld its Strong Beginnings gradu-ation ceremony May 31 on the CDCgrounds as proud parents, teachers,and friends assembled to help theyoung graduates share in their ac-complishments. With sunny skiesand warm temperatures in their fa-vor, the playful dozen were all smilesas they prepared to receive the fruitsof their labor…their diploma.A proud parent, Elina Lee couldhardly contain her excitement as shewatched her son, Aidan.“It was a very exhilarating expe-rience for both the parent and thechild. Also important to this eventis the fact that the teachers neverneglected our children’s graduation,and prepared with their utmost--standing on ceremony.”Lee went on to comment on thequality of the graduation ceremony,as well as the friendly accommoda-tions made available at the CDC.“Thank you very much," sgae said,USAG DAEGU USAG Daegu • PAGE 21http://daegu.korea.army.milJUN 07, 2013Story and photos Lee, Eun-byuleunbyul.lee@us.army.mil(Clockwise from top left) Soldiers from the 2502nd Support Detachment and the ROKSupport Group show good sportsmanship; An RSG batter gets ready to feast on a fatpitch; the competition was fiece but fun for all and helped form lasting friendships.Story and photos by Pfc. Chin, Hyun-joonhyunjoon.chin.fm@mail.milDAEGU GARRISON — A break awayfrom the day-to-day office grind gaveROK and U.S. Soldiers an opportunity tobond in a way that was nothing short ofpure fun. Members of the 2502nd Sup-port Detachment and ROK SupportGroup (RSG) used their organizationday activities on May 30th as a way tosimply get to know each other, and buildupon an already solid friendship.Camp Henry’s Victory Field proved tobe the ideal setting for the day-long ac-tivity. The sports events, which were theprimary part of the organization day, in-cluded 100m and 400m relay run, soccer,softball, and challenging relays for Sol-diers, and family members alike. Ranktook a back seat throughout the day asboth officers and enlisted personnel fo-cused more on game winning strategiesand of course, victory.According to PFC Kim, Joon-sung, aKATUSA of 2502nd, “This team-build-ing and organization day event helpedpeople from two different units under-stand more about each other. It was ableto accomplish this because the entirefunction was aimed at enhancing friend-ships through sports. It gave everyone achance to get involved, and successfullyplay and learn together.”Although fun was the primary itemon the menu, safety was equally im-portant. At the beginning of the soccermatch, LTC Cheong, Se-kwan, Com-mander of Area IV RSG, did not hesi-tate in ensuring that while fun was theorder of the day, safety was to be ig-nored or forgotten.At the end of the day, with their stom-achs full, and spirits high, it would beone more opportunity to reflect on theimportance of the U.S. and Korea alli-ance. Even fun games can create an at-mosphere for lasting friendships. PFCKim added, “The games were competi-tive, and exhausting, but everyone had agreat time, and no one was injured. So itwas a great day.”Echoing similar sentiments, one U.S.Soldier commented, “It was a fun time.Probably the not so fun part of the daywas cleaning up the picnic grounds. Be-yond that, I think we all walked awayfeeling that we knew a little bit moreabout each other. That’s what events likethis are all about.”xCDC Strong Beginnings kids graduate2502nd Soldiers, ROK RSG bond on the playing fieldcomplemeting theCDC staff. "You didan excellent job or-ganizing this educa-tional program forour children.”As many wouldagree, graduationplays a pivotal role inany student’s life. Forthose who have suc-cessfully complet-ed their academicachievement, gradu-ation is somethingto look forward to.By all accounts, thishuge feeling of ac-complishment is nodifferent for even the little boys andgirls. For the CDC Class of 2013, lin-ing up to receive their hard earneddiploma gave them a chance to ex-press their pride and joy. Ready todisplay their talent, the graduatescame together to sing Korean andAmerican children’s songs, as well asread some specially crafted addressfor their parents. To add to theirmagnificent display of achievement,they impressed moms and dads withtheir ability to count coins and bills.The young graduates will move on toattend kindergarten or elementaryschool on Camp George.“Today, my daughter Alexandragraduated," said Maj. William M.Yund, Operations Officer for the 2-1ADA Battalion, Camp Carroll. "Nowshe has enough sociability to be withher friends, and CDC has helped hergrow and develop. She is now a qual-ified elementary school student as aresult of this education. As a parent,this is a proud day.”xEach of the graduates received a certificate and a smalllgraduation present.Before the graduation ceremony began, the little graduates sat patiently waiting in theircaps and gowns for their cahnce to be recognized.
    • USAG Daegu • PAGE 22http://daegu.korea.army.mil THE MORNING CALMUSAG DAEGUDAEGU GARRISON — What isthe leading cause of accidental fires?If you said cooking, you’re right.It’s a leading cause of fires in theArmy and across the US and Korea.The number two cause of prevent-able fires? This might surprise you;unattended candles! Annually, anestimated 23,600 fires in residencesare caused by candles and result in1,525 civilian injuries, 165 fatalities,and $390 million in direct propertyloss.Candles may look nice and smellgood, but they’re a growing firethreat in our community. On mili-tary installations candles have be-come such a hazard that they arenow band from use in offices, work-spaces, dormitories and lodging. Forall other locations, knowing the factsabout candles is a key to fire safety.Some interesting facts from theNational Fire Data Center:1. Women are more likely to be in-jured or killed in home fires causedby candles.2. December has the highest rateof candle-ignited home fires.3. Over one-third of home fires,started by candles, the fire began ina bedroom. Another 15 percent startin of all places, the bathroom!4. Over half of all candle relatedfires were started because the candlewas placed too close to combustiblematerials (curtains, lamp shades,boxes, wall decorations, etc.). x--------------------------------------Pop Quiz! What is your candlesafety IQ?Take this test and see how manyquestions you can answer correctly.Good luck!1. Candles should be kept____________ away from thingsthat can burn:a. A couple of inches b. OneFoot c. Two Feet d.Three Feet2. It is okay to burn candles aroundkids and pets.a. True b. False3. During a power outage it is im-portant to have:a. Candles and Matches ready togo b. Flashlights and Batteriesc. A deck of cards and boardgames d. A combination of Candles andStayconnected,talktoyourchildaboutalcoholanddrugsFlashlights4. It is alright to leave the roomwhile a candle is burning if you willbe right back.a. True b. False5. When should candles be extin-guished?a. When they burn down to twoinches of their holder or any decora-tive materialb. When they burn down to oneinch of their holder or any decora-tive materialc. When they burn down to 1/2inch of their holder or any decora-tive materiald. It is okay to let candles burn outthemselves6. Candle holders should be________________.a. Prettyb. Able to tip over easily c. Filled with dried flowersd. Made of material that cant burnand is big enough to catch wax7. Almost half of home firesstarted by candles begin in____________________.a. The Kitchen b. The Bedroom c. The Living room d. The Attic8. Kids and teenagers shouldnt beallowed to burn candles in their bed-rooms.a. True b. False9. It is okay to put lit candles inwindows or near doorways if there isonly an occasional draft.a. True b. False10. The best way to extinguish acandle is to:a. Blow on it b. Pinch the flame with your fin-gersc. Use a long-handled candlesnuff-er d. Pour water on itAnswers:1-B,2-False,3-B,4-False,5-A,6-D,7-B,8-True,9-False,10-C.DAEGU GARRISON — Dont putoff talking to your children aboutalcohol and other drugs. As early asfourth grade, kids worry about pres-sures to try drugs. School programsalone arent enough. Parents mustbecome involved, but most parentsarent sure how to tell their childrenabout drugs.Open communication is one ofthe most effective tools you can usein helping your child avoid druguse. Talking freely and really listen-ing shows children that they mean agreat deal to you.What do You Say?•Tell them that you love them andyou want them to be healthy andhappy.•Say you do not find alcohol andother illegal drugs acceptable. Manyparents never state this simple prin-ciple.•Explain how this use hurts people.Physical harm - for example, AIDS,slowed growth, impaired coordina-tion, accidents. Emotional harm- sense of not belonging, isolation,paranoia. Educational harm - diffi-culties remembering and paying at-tention.•Discuss the legal issues. A convic-tion for a drug offense can lead totime in prison or cost someone a job,drivers license, or college loan.•Talk about positive, drug-free al-ternatives, and how you can explorethem together. Some ideas includesports, reading, movies, bike rides,hikes, camping, cooking, games, andconcerts. Involve your kids friends.How Do You Say It?•Calmly and openly - dont exagger-ate. The facts speak for themselves.•Face to face - exchange informa-tion and try to understand eachothers point of view. Be an activelistener and let your child talk aboutfears and concerns. Dont interruptand dont preach.•Through "teachable moments" - incontrast to a formal lecture, use a va-riety of situations - television news,TV dramas, books, newspaper.•Establish an ongoing conversationrather than giving a one-time speech.•Remember that you set the exam-ple. Avoid contradictions betweenyour words and your actions. Anddont use illegal drugs, period!•Be creative! You and your childmight act out various situation inwhich one person tries to pressureanother to take a drug. Figure outtwo or three ways to handle eachsituation and talk about which worksbest.•Exchange ideas with other par-ents.How Can I Tell If My ChildIs Using Drugs?Identifying illegal drug use mayhelp prevent further abuse. Possiblesigns include:•Change in moods - more irritable,secretive, withdrawn, overly sensi-tive, inappropriately angry, euphoric.•Less responsible - late cominghome, late for school or class, dis-honest.Ifthelightsgoout,canyousafelylightthecandles?•Changing friends or changing life-styles - new interests, unexplainedcash.•Physical deterioration - difficultyin concentration, loss of coordina-tion, loss of weight, unhealthy ap-pearance.Take A Stand!•Educate yourself about the factssurrounding alcohol and other druguse. You will lose credibility withyour child if your information is notcorrect.•Establish clear family rulesagainst drug use and enforce themconsistently.•Develop your parenting skillsthrough seminars, networking withother parents, reading, counseling,and support groups.•Work with other parents to setcommunity standards - you dontraise a child alone.•Volunteer at schools, youth cen-ters, Boys & Girls Clubs, or other ac-tivities in your community.xUSAG Daegu Safety Office501st gains new CSMCSM Terry E. Moten, the new CSM for the 501st SBDE, Camp Carroll, standstall before the troops, and beside Commander, Mark J. Weinerth, 501stSustainment Bde. In a Change of Responsibility ceremony held May 30th onCamp Carroll, CSM Moten was welcomed to the brigade by officers and NCOs.— U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Robert DeDeaux