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    • DAEGU GARRISON — – Korean Aug- mentation to the United States Army (KATUSA) Soldiers are more than just easygoing battle buddies. KATUSAs push themselves hard to prove their abilities as young leaders who excel with fellow U.S. Soldiers in completing and attaining the highest levels during Army training. Cpl. Kim Jin-koo, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command G-3 clerk, grad- uated from the Warrior Leader Course placing 6th on the Commandant’s List, receiving a Certificate of Achievement for the Iron Warrior Award on Aug. 2 at Camp Jackson. Kim volunteered to go to WLC to de- velop himself even though it is not com- pulsory for KATUSAs who have to serve only two years with the U.S. Army. “Ever since my military occupational specialty had been desk job, I have felt boredom from the monotony. I needed some change in my military life and new experience to challenge myself,” Kim said. He went through various training evolutions that WLC contains, such as written tests, physical readiness train- ing, conduct individual training, Army correspondence, oral history brief, land navigation, situational training exercise (STX), Garrison leadership and tactical leadership. It was not easy for him to complete this training as a foreign Sol- dier in the U.S. Army. “Training like STX troubled me be- cause of my shortage of military experi- ence unlike the U.S. Soldiers. Moreover, commanding Soldiers in English was a bit difficult for me,” Kim said. Difficulties from the military expe- rience deficiency challenged Kim to accomplish the given missions in the course. Nevertheless, he overcame it with high motivation and confidence ending up with making the Comman- dant’s List and earning the Certificate of Achievement for the Iron Warrior. “I devoted myself to every class and training with high motivation not to be underestimated or defeated by the fel- low U.S. Soldiers in the course. I think the motivated and positive mindset I had was the key factor that made me sur- mount the difficulties,” Kim said. The 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/Korea AUG 16, 2013 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea Volume 11, Issue 42 Feature Page P12 Cmd. Perspective P02 USAG Red Cloud P04 USAG Casey P04 USAG Yongsan P07 USAG Humphreys P15 USAG Daegu P21 GARRISONS Inside See Page 21 See Page 21 Garrison hosts Programs and Services Orientation for Area IV leaders USAMSC-K and 126th ROKA Regi- ment come together for MOU signing 19th ESC KATUSA shines at Warrior Leader Course Story and photos by Cpl. Lee Sang- cheol 19th ESC Public Affairs sangcheol.lee2.fm@mail.mil (Top Right) Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal, Second Infantry Division commander, encourages Cpl. Kim Jin-koo, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command G-3 clerk, with praise after the Warrior Leader Course graduation Aug. 2 at Camp Jackson. (Bottom)Cpl. Kim Jin-koo(the fifth soldier from the left), 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command G-3 clerk, graduated from the Warrior Leader Course Aug. 2 at Camp Jackson. He made the Commandant’s list and earned the Certificate of Achievement for the Iron Warrior. -See KATUSA, page 2
    • NEWS • PAGE 2 www.army.mil/korea THE MORNING CALMMORNING CALM The Morning Calm Published by The United States Army Garrison Humphreys Public Affairs Office in coordination with USAG Red Cloud, USAG Yongsan and USAG Daegu Public Affairs Offices USAG RED CLOUD Commander: Col. John M. Scott Public Affairs Officer: Dave Palmer Writer/Editor: Franklin Fisher Staff Writer: Pfc. Lee Seong-su USAG YONGSAN Commander: Col. Michael L. Masley Public Affairs Officer: Mark Abueg Command Information Officer: Nikki Maxwell Writer/Editor: Sgt, Kevin Frazier Staff Writers: Cpl. Lim Hong-seo, Pfc. Jung Ji-hoon and Pvt. Jung Young-ho USAG HUMPHREYS Commander: Col. Darin S. Conkright Public Affairs Officer: Edward N. Johnson Command Information Officer: Steven Hoover Staff Writer: Pfc. Ma Jae-sang Interns: Jessica Kim, Rick Kim Volunteer: Kendra Moore USAG DAEGU Commander: Col. Jim M. Bradford Public Affairs Officer: Philip Molter Command Information Officer: Mary Grimes Staff Writers: Pfc. Chin Hyun-joon Pfc. Choi Hyun-kyu This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of U.S. Army Garrisons in Korea. Circulation: 9,500 Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation of the equal opportunity policy is corrected. Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising Telephone: DSN 315-738-5005 Fax: (02) 790-5795 E-mail: oppress@kornet.net Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Phone: DSN 738-4068 E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil Submitting stories or photos to The Morning Calm Weekly Send your Letters to the Editor, guest commen- taries, story submissions, photos and other items to: steve.hoover@us.army.mil. All items are subject to editing for content and to insure they conform with DoD guidelines. The Morning Calm Online Edition: www.army.mil/korea Strength of ROK-US Alliance not just exercises By Col. Jim M. Bradford USAG Daegu Commander DAEGU GARRISON — As you drive or look around in Area IV; it is obvious we’re getting ready for Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) 2013. The Joint Reception Center is open, Life Support Areas (LSA) are filling up, and on Camps Walker and Henry foot traf- fic is increasing and the Fitness Cen- ters are full of Soldiers and leaders. “Ulchi Freedom Guardian is a key exercise in strengthening the readi- ness of Republic of Korea and U.S. forces,”said Gen. James D. Thurman, Combined Forces Command com- mander. “It is based on realistic sce- narios and enables the U.S. and Re- public of Korea forces to train on our essential tasks and respond to any cri- sis which may arise.” Training exercises like Ulchi Free- dom Guardian are carried out in the spirit of the Oct. 1, 1953, ROK-U.S. Mu- tual Defense Treaty and in accordance with the Armistice. These exercises highlight the longstanding military partnership, commitment and endur- ing friendship not only between our two nations but all ‘sending nations’ as well, help to ensure peace and se- curity on the peninsula, and reaffirm the U.S. and U.N. commitment to the alliance. Exercises are not the only way we sustain and strengthen the strongest alliance in the world. Leaders from Area IV recently traveled to Busan to dedicate a new memorial at the UN Cemetery, commemorating the brave Soldiers that made the ultimate sac- rifice. KATUSA-US Friendship Week annually celebrates the strong and unique bond between KATUSAs and US Soldiers. Just two examples of how we bring our militaries and Nations closer. We are fully engaged with the fu- ture leaders of South Korea as well, from our own USAG Daegu Head- quarters & Headquarters Soldiers conducting the Global Apsan culture and language program with local mid- dle school students, to Daegu High School’s wonderful partnership with Yeungnam Technical High School, to the nearly 150 Korean University stu- dents who do internships in Area IV commands every year, and even our annual week-long English Camp for Korean middle school students which just concluded at Camp Carroll. Our engagement with our Koran hosts ex- tends to the 19th ESC’s recurring Ko- rean-American Friendship Circle and quarterly Korean American Friend- ship Councils with Garrison, Nam-gu and Chilgok leadership. You too can do your part to keep the ROK-US Alliance strong. And that doesn’t mean you have to volunteer at an orphanage (although that is a great way to show our hosts how much you care). Follow your Army values: loyal- ty, duty, respect, selfless service, hon- or, integrity, personal courage. Make smart decisions and keep your battle buddy close, simple steps that will go a long way to making you an ambas- sador for your country whenever you step outside the gate. Make a difference!x — Col. Jim M. Bradford — Area IV Failure to Obey (Curfew Viola- tion); Initial Report: The USAG- Daegu (Carroll) PMO was notified by Courtesy Patrol of a Curfew Violation. Investigation revealed Subject #1 was observed by Cour- tesy Patrol in the Waegwan Enter- tainment District, during hours of USFK Curfew. Subject #1 was ap- prehended by MP and transported to the USAG-Daegu (Carroll) PMO where they were processed and re- leased to their unit. This is a final report. 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 Kim believes the chal- lenges and lessons learned in WLC groomed him for the next level. “I learned how to effec- tively manage and lead the Soldiers,” Kim said. “Also, it was a nice opportunity to test my physical strength and patience. “Although I do not think WLC does not need to be mandatory for KATUSAs, I think it is really a great ex- perience to improve the es- sential capacities not only for the military life, but also for the future life.” After the WLC gradua- tion, Kim became assured that KATUSAs can fulfill tasks as any other Soldier. “I am very satisfied that I proved KATUSAs can ac- complish given missions as good as the U.S. Soldiers do and proud of myself that I raised the prestige of the ROK and ROKA as a repre- sentative,” Kim said.x KATUSA (from page 1) (Left)Cpl. Kim Jin-koo, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command G-3 clerk, receives the Certificate of Achievement for the Iron Warrior from Eighth Army Command Sgt. Maj. Ray A. Devens, Aug. 2 at Camp Jackson.
    • USAG-RC • PAGE 4 http://redcloud.korea.army.mil THE MORNING CALMUSAG RED CLOUD At the annual Labor Day Festival on Camp Casey in August 2012, children enjoy a “train ride” while their parents take pictures. Area I’s biggest annual recreational event is just two weeks away, scheduled for Aug. 31 from 3 to 10 p.m. at the Indianhead Golf Course on Camp Casey. – U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth By Franklin Fisher franklin.s.fisher2.civ@mail.mil CAMP RED CLOUD – Area I’s biggest yearly recreational event for Soldiers, civilians and family members – an end-of-summer party known as the Labor Day Festival – is just two weeks away. The 2013 Annual Labor Day Festival is scheduled for Aug. 31 from 3 to 10 p.m. at the Indianhead Golf Course on Camp Casey. The Festival is a lot like a county fair back in the states and is meant to give Warrior Country residents of all ages a “taste of home” as they celebrate America’s Labor Day. It’s designed to appeal equally to singleand unaccompanied Soldiersand families too. Plans call for a broad mix of fun activities and live entertainment including carnival rides, hot dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy, bands playing various musical styles, a flea market, an obstacle course, and more. “Think about it, we’re thousands of miles away from home, we’re away from our families, and one way to help us reconnect with what we’re missing back home is to give them a taste of home,” said Marenzo Domingo, marketing specialist with U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I’s Directorateof Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. “That’s where you have your carnival food that you’re used to back in the states – your hot dogs, face painting, carnival rides, a petting zoo and several otheractivities thatyouwould normally associate with back home,” Domingo said. Alongwiththehotdogs, hamburgers and cotton candy there’s to be funnel cake and popcorn, and a pie-eating contest, said Staff Sgt. Jason Knight, events and entertainment coordinator with USAG Red Cloud and Area I’s FMWR. Carnival rides and games include a mini-train, water boats, water balls, a merry-go-round, Viking rides – one for kids, another for grown-ups; and a bungee “slingshot.” Also planned are mule and donkey rides, a children’s petting zoo, face painting, and a kiddie korner with additional activities for youngsters. For youngsters ages 6 to 18 there’ll be a potato sack race, three-legged race, spoon race, tug-of-war, and wheelbarrow race. Several bands are lined up: the 2nd Infantry Division’s Rock Band; a saxophone group; a Korean fusion band that plays pop music on traditional Korean instruments; a mariachi band; Korean B-Boy style dancers; and a Korean rock band called Mad Fret. A traditional Korean dance troupe is also on the schedule, along with a tightrope balancing act. “We have activities for both single soldiersand marriedsoldiersand family members and we have something for everyone, whether single or married,” Domingo said.x Labor Day Fest set for Aug. 31 Attheformalopeningofthestate-of-the-artHealthandHumanPerformanceCenteronCampCaseyAug.9,membersofAreaI’ssportsandfitnessstaffdemonstratean exerciseforonlookers.Thecenterisinbldg.3030,nextdoortotheHansonFitnessCenter,andisopenfrom11a.m.–8p.m.MondaythroughFriday.Thespaciousfacility is equipped so that Soldiers and civilians can do the cutting-edge workouts best-suited to their day-to-day physical needs. – U.S. Army photo by Dave Palmer Open for Fitness Area I’s biggest annual event to feature carnival rides, food, live bands, much more
    • CaseyBowling CenterReopens The newly renovated Camp Casey Bowling Center, bldg. 3014 on Camp Casey, is scheduled for a grand reopening Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. The center has been re-designed in a pirate theme and re-opens with an all-new look and feel. For more information, call 730-4577. Poetry Event An open microphone “spoken word” performance event at which community members can showcase poetry and other spoken word efforts – their own or that of others – is scheduled for 8 – 11 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Gateway Club on Camp Casey. Performance of innovative skits, dance, and lyrical a cappella interpretation are also welcomed. The event is open to Soldiers, civilians and family members. No entry or registration fee is required. For information on rules, criteriaand otherdetails, call 730-3400 or 010-4189-5450. Building Manager Training Training for Primary and Alternate building managers is being offered by the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I’s Directorate of Public Works, from 1:30–4p.m.,asfollows:atCampRed Cloud, Aug. 27, at the post theater, bldg. 7; at Camp Casey, Aug. 29, at thepost’s Directorateof Emergency Services, bldg. 2362, room 109. All personnelwithbuildingsorfacilities under their control are considered Primary Building Managers. Those Primary Building Managers who are unable to attend may appoint alternate building managers to attend in their place. The alternates must be in grades E-6 and above, or KN/NAF equivalents. For more information, contact Mr. Patrick Hannigan at 732-6894 or by e-mail at: patrick.h.hannigan@us.army. mil. Soldier-Spouse Relationship Classes Spiritual resiliency classes on relationships between Soldiers and their spouses are being held the first, third and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the West Casey Chapel on Camp Casey. Refreshments will be provided. Limited childcare is available. For information on class topics and other details, call 732-7469 or send e-mail to: usarmy.redcloud.2-id.list. division-chaplain@mail.mil. Parent Support Nurse A registered nurse for the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I’s New Parent Support Program is working out of Camp Casey in Army Community Service, bldg. 2451. She is available to meet clients on their home posts, including Camps Red Cloud and Stanley. Her services are free. For more information, contact her, Jennifer Gennari, at 730-6609 orcall Army Community Service at Camp Casey, 730-3107. USAG RED CLOUD USAG-RC • PAGE 5 http://redcloud.korea.army.milAugust 16, 2013 News & Notes At the Community Activity Center on Camp Casey Aug. 7, the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I holds a leader development session geared to Soldiers and civilians in junior grades, part of a recent initiative to foster leadership and otherskillsamongitsworkforce.ThesessionwasforU.S.SoldiersingradesE-4andbelow,SouthKoreanSoldiersassigned to the U.S. Army, Army civilians in and below grades GS-9 and NF3, and Korean employees in equivalent grades. At left is Addison Reynolds, the garrison’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. – U.S. Army photo by Dave Palmer Junior leader development Stress can lead to early death Soldier fitness has key role in countering its ill effects CAMP RED CLOUD – The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed stress as one of the ten social determinants of health. The WHO notes that stressful circumstances, making people feel worried,anxious,andunabletocopeare extremely damaging to overall health and may lead to premature death. Long periods of anxiety and insecurity, low self-esteem, social isolation, and lack of control over work and home life have powerful effects on health. With that in mind, public health studies indicatethatmilitarylifecan be very stressful for all involved including spouses and children. Now let’s look at some aspects of stress directly related to the U.S. Army population. War is intentionally the most stressful of human activities. The enemy is deliberately trying to break our will to fight – to stress us until we can no longer do our combat jobs. Mental and physical fitness help soldiers to endure the stress of combat. But soldiers will still have fear and other unpleasant feelings By Robert Gobble Area I Health and Fitness Director Editor’s Note: The following article on controlling stress is by Robert Gobble, Area I Health and Fitness director. It is the latest in an occasional series of his health-and-fitness articles appearing in the Area I section of the Morning Calm weekly newspaper, with the aim of helping foster good health practices within our community. before, during, and after battle. These combat stress reactions are called “battle fatigue” because they are a natural result of the hard mental and emotional work of facing danger under tough conditions. Battle fatigue may interfere with mission performance. It may even become so severe that the soldier must be sent to medical units for evaluation and treatment. When that happens, the soldier is a temporary “battle fatigue casualty”. Physical fitness programs are useful in promoting unit cohesion, but they are also important in themselves as protection against battle fatigue and as an effective measure to maintain stress control. Being super fit is not a guarantee against disabling battle fatigue, but it does increase self-confidence (and the confidence of buddies), and delays the onset of muscular fatigue. Not being physically fit is an invitation for it. Sudden overuse of a cardiovascular system, muscles, joints and bones that have not been prepared for the strain can lead to immediate failure and serious injury. Evenif theseareavoided,theperson will be subject to days of stiffness, aching and weakness. During this time, unfit soldiers are at very high risk for battle fatigue even if further demands aren’t made on them. Those in charge as leaders need to assure that everyone in the unit has not only endurance and strength, but also the necessary muscle capacity in the parts of the body which they will use in their combat role. They also need the necessary flexibility, agility, balance, coordination, stamina, and speed to accomplish tasks more efficiently. For soldiers who possess an overall general physical preparedness, these individuals are less likely to be exposed to injuries which can impact negatively on mission accomplishment. By having fewer injuries to cope with, health is enhanced and results in reduced stress levels and less worry and anxiety. Combating stress through super fitness is imperative to health in both peaceful and war-time environments. It is impossible to overstate the importance of physical fitness and its direct correlation to maintaining stress control and overall physical and mental health. x — Robert Gobble —
    • USAGY • PAGE 7 http://yongsan.korea.army.mil THE MORNING CALMUSAG YONGSAN Above - The driver of a non-tactical ve- hicle violates NTV use regulations and travels to a fast-food restaurant. At Right - An ambulance, non-tactical ve- hicle, is parked in front of a fast-food restaurant. (U.S. Army photo from USAG Yongsan file photo) YONGSAN GARRISON – The number of cases of inappropriate use of government vehicles has steadily increased across the garrison, and USAG Yongsan wants all personnel to be aware of the proper and legitimate use of the non-tactical vehicles (NTV) to prevent waste of resources and abuse of privileges. With Yongsan’s vast size and mountainous terrain, soldiers and civilians can easily be tempted by the convenience of using NTVs for transportation. However, non- official use of these vehicles is illegal. “In the past year I have seen an increase in NTV abuse,” said Staff Sgt. Juan Rodriguez, Transportation Motor Pool operations NCOIC. “I think people tend to misuse government vehicles for convenience, especially during the extremely hot or cold weather.” According to Army Regulation 58-1, the use of Army-owned or controlled Non-tactical vehicles (NTVs) is strictly restricted to official purposes only. The transport of personnel between their home and place of employment, and the personal use of NTVs to Commissaries, Post Exchange, banks and food courts is prohibited. “People who misuse government vehicles often park close to Gate 13, by the Navy Club, walk out to go home, drive-thru for fast food and go to the gym,” Rodriguez said. “Misuse is just not the right thing to do, and if you are coming TDY, you can use a government vehicle, but you have to use it right.” Army Regulation stipulates that military personnel who willfully use or authorize the use of any U.S. Government owned vehicle may be disciplined under provisions of the Uniform Code of Military Justice or other administrative procedures deemed appropriate. Civilian employees shall be suspended from duty, without compensation, for not less than 1 month, and suspended for a longer period or removed from office if circumstances warrant. “Any part of travel between domicile to duty is not authorized in a government vehicle,” said Mr. Roger Kennedy, Chief of Supply and Services/Deputy Director of Logistics. He also explained that Class B is a permanent or long- term dispatch and Class C is for daily or weekly uses. The U.S. Code of Federal regulations requires a mandatory 30 day suspension for misuse of a government vehicle. By federal law, the penalty cannot be reduced. Stopping by the bank, the PX or fast food using government vehicles would be considered inappropriate use of a government vehicle, and the drivers, no matter what rank, are subject to the mandatory penalty. Rodriguez said those who sign out a vehicle are responsible for all use of that NTV. “If someone lets another driver use it and they abuse the privilege, the person who checked the vehicle out from us is responsible for that violation, “Rodriguez said. “Get the other drivers to sign a hand receipt before using the Vehicle. Then that driver will be the one held accountable and losing privileges for 30 days or more.” A transportation Coordinator Orientation Briefing is offered once a quarter to promote proper use of government vehicles to civilians and service members. For further information about the training, contact Staff Sgt. Rodriguez at DSN 738-5522.x By Cpl. Lim Hong-seo USAG Yongsan Public Affairs Yongsan promotes proper use of government vehicles A non-tactical vehicle, which violated NTV use regulations by illegally parking at the PX. Fuel was stored in the back, was spilled and dripped onto the rear battery compartment, causing a fire. (U.S. Army photo from USAG Yongsan file photo)
    • South Post Annex Post Office Closure 30 August 2013 will be the last day the South Post Annex will provide Financial Services. Effective 2 September 2013, postal patrons can obtain Financial Services (Mailing of parcels, selling of stamps and money orders) at the Main Post Office (bldg. 2212). South Post PSC/Annex will remainopenuntil 30 September2013 during normal posted operational hours. The South Post Annex is scheduled to close permanently on 1 October 2013, and the mail receptacles will be relocated to Bldg 2212. Notices will be posted if there are any changes to this schedule. Please direct your questions and concerns to USAG Yongsan Postal Officer, Yoshio Shimizu at DSN: 723-3460. Indoor Pool #3 Closed USAG Yongsan has closed the Indoor Pool #3 (on Main Post behind dining facility) as a result of necessary mechanical repairs to the heater element. Unfortunately, the unit cannot be repaired for the remainder of this season of recreational swimming. Thank you for your understanding. USAG Yongsan Environmental Training Schedule The USAG Yongsan DPW Environmental Division offers various environmental training during FY13. English and Korean versions of the training are available. For a full list of available training and corresponding course details, please contact DSN 724-6175/6150. CYSS Hiring Teachers CYS Services is continually hiring for Entry-Skill target level, lead teacher, and Pre-Kindergarten teacher positions. Experience/ education requirement range from high school diplloma and not experience to associate’s degree. Applicants must possess 12 hours of education in a related field of Child Development Associate (CDA) credential to qualify fof the lead Pre-K teacher. Salaries range from $10-$17. Visit USA jobs to apply today. For more information call 723-4153 or any CYSS Program. USAG Yongsan Official Website Check out what’s hot and stay in the know with information straight from the source. Visit and bookmark USAG Yongsan’s official website at http://yongsan.korea.army.mil and you’ll find the latest news, photos, and lots of other Community information. USAG YONGSAN USAGY • PAGE 8 http://yongsan.korea.army.mil News & Notes For a complete list of community information news and notes, visit the USAG Yongsan official website at http://yongsan.korea.army.mail August 16, 2013 Scouts help protect USAG Yongsan Robert Edwards (shown sitting in front of group shot) and his fellow Boy Scout volunteers and par- ents (from Troops 80, 82 and 88) pitched in to help USAG Yongsan (DPW) protect some of the build- ings on post during monsoon season. Together the team filled more than 300 sand bags to be distrib- uted as needed throughout the garrison, including around the schools. The community service proj- ect was part of Edwards quest to become an Ea- gle Scout. (U.S. Army photos by Nikki L. Maxwell, USAG Yongsan Public Affairs Office)
    • PAGE 10 www.army.mil/korea THE MORNING CALMCHAPLAIN PAID ADVERTISING - HALF PAGE Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact Area II and USAG Yongsan Chaplains Chaplain (LTC) Daniel S. Oh daniel.s.oh.mil@mail.mil, 738-3009 Chaplain (Maj.) Michael Frailey michael.l.frailey.mil@mail.mil, 738-3058 Area III and USAG Humphreys Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) Ricky A. Way: ricky.a.way.mil@mail.mil 754-7274 Chaplain (Capt.) Michael Roberts michael.r.roberts@us.army.mil, 754-7042 Area I and USAG Red Cloud Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Suk Jong Lee: sukjong.lee@us.army.mil, 732-6169 Chaplain (Maj.) Alfred Grondski: alfred.grondski@us.army.mil, 732-6016 Area IV and USAG Daegu Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) Sun C. ‘Charlie’ Lee sun.c.lee4.mil@mail.mil, 764-4192 Chaplain (Maj.) Paul Wilbourn paul.d.wilbourn.mil@mail.mil, 764-5455 Area III Worship ScheduleArea I Worship Schedule Area IV Worship ScheduleArea II Worship Schedule Liturgical Sunday 9:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel Traditional Sunday 9:30 a.m. Brian Allgood Hospital Contemporary Sunday 9 a.m. South Post Chapel Sunday 10:30 a.m. K-16 Chapel Sunday 11 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel Nondenominational Sunday 11 a.m. South Post Chapel Gospel Sunday 1 p.m. South Post Chapel Mision Pentecostal Hispana Sunday 1 p.m. Hannam Village Chapel United Pentecostal Sunday 1 p.m. Memorial Chapel KATUSA Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist Saturday 9:30 a.m. Brian Allgood Hospital Episcopal Sunday 11 a.m. Brian Allgood Hospital Catholic Services Catholic 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 Chapel Jewish Friday 7 p.m. South Post Chapel Latter-day Saints worship POC: seoulbp@gmail.com Daegu Sunday Collective Protestant 9 a.m. Walker Chapel Catholic Mass 10:30 a.m. Walker Chapel Multi-Cultural Gospel 12:30 a.m. Walker Chapel Church of Christ 11:00 a.m. Walker Chapel Annex Contemporary 6 p.m. Walker Chapel Youth Ministry 6:30 p.m. Fellowship Hall Tuesday KWBS 10:30 a.m. Walker Chapel Annex KATUSA Service 6 p.m. Walker Chapel Annex Wednesday PWOC 10 a.m. Walker Chapel Annex LDS Youth Bible study 6:50 p.m. Walker Chapel Annex Friday LDS 6:30 p.m. Walker Chapel Annex Saturday (1st of each month) Men of the Morning Calm 7:45 a.m. Walker Chapel Camp Carroll Sunday Collective Protestant 10 a.m. Camp Carroll Chapel Catholic Mass 11:45 a.m. Camp Carroll Chapel Thursday KATUSA Service 6 p.m. Camp Carroll Chapel Latter-day Saints worship POC: daegubp@gmail.com Collective Protestant Sunday 11 a.m. Stanley Chapel Sunday 11 a.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Sunday 4 p.m. Hovey Chapel Sunday 9:30 a.m. West Casey Chapel Liturgical Protestant Sunday 11 a.m. Stone Chapel Gospel Sunday 10:15 a.m. Memorial Chapel COGIC Sunday 12:30 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel KATUSA Sunday 7 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Stone Chapel Catholic Services/Mass Sunday 9 a.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Sunday 11:30 a.m. West Casey Chapel Latter-day Saints worship POC: northernbp@gmail.com Collective Traditional Sunday 11 a.m. Freedom Chapel Spanish 1 p.m. Freedom Chapel Chapel Next 5 p.m. Freedom Chapel Korean Worship Wed 7 p.m. Freedom Chapel Korea Women Bible Study Tue, 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel KATUSA Bible Study 6 p.m. Freedom Chapel PWOC Bible Study Wed 6:30 p.m. Freedom Chapel Spanish Bible Study Thur,7 p.m. Freedom Chapel Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Freedom Chapel M, W, T, F 11:45 a.m. Freedom Chapel Religious education Sun 10 a.m., Freedom Chapel Tue 6 p.m. MCCW 3rd Th 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel PWOC Wed 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel PMOC 2nd Sat 8:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel Youth of the Garrison Friday 6:30 p.m. CAC Rec Annex Latter-day Saints worship POC: cphumphreysbp@gmail.com
    • PAGE 12 www.army.mil/korea THE MORNING CALMFEATURE By Jessica and Rick Kim USAG Humphreys Public Affairs CAMP HUMPHREYS – Two hundred Korean and American students participated in the fourth annual version of the Korean- American Children’s Joint Summer School here Aug. 6-9. The event, hosted by Pyeongtaek City and Gyeonggi Province and K-A Joint Summer School a hit with local youngsters Two hundred Korean and American students participated in the fouth annual version of the Korean-American Children’s Joint Summer School, Aug. 6-9. There were 100 Korean and American children each. There were about 60 children from Camp Humphreys and 40 from Osan Air Base. During the four-day event, the children participated in cultural experience classes. – U.S. Army photos by Jessica and Rick Kim organized by the Pyeongtaek Cultural Center, offers 100 Korean and American children each to participate in this cultural exchange. During the week, the children participated in cultural experience classes such as Taekwondo, music, cooking, tea-making, at the Paengseong International Community Center, which is about 10 minutes walk from here. They also went to Seoul for tours to the National Central Museum and Changgyeong Palace. On the final day, they spent time at Zoeckler Fitness Center here, playing different sports and climbing the rock wall. They also ate lunch at the Provider Grill. Later, they returned to the community center to prepare for graduation. As the children were preparing for their graduation ceremony performances, they were greeted by Pyeongtaek City Mayor Kim, Seon-gi. “(Through thisevent) I would like to help the children grow their leadership abilities, through this opportunity of communication and cooperation,” he said. “And, there were a lot of (Korean) students who could not be registered this time, so I will push forward with expanding the number of students (for the future).” x
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    • USAG HUMPHREYS USAG-H • PAGE 15 www.army.mil/koreaAugust 16, 2013 News & Notes Mystery Karaoke at CAC Mystery Karaoke returns to the Community Activity Center, Aug. 30, starting at 7 p.m. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. No one can see you, but they’ll be able to hear you. This event has two age categories: 10-15 and 16 and older. Winners will automati- cally advance to the Operation Rising Star finals, if desired (must be over 18). For more information, call 753-8825. Labor Day at Soldier Field The Labor Day Let Freedom Ring celebration will be held at Soldier Field, Sept. 2, from 1-7 p.m. The Punt, Pass and Kick (categories for both youth and adults) com- petition will begin at 11 a.m. There will be a team competition for adults. Teams may be comprised of 4 or 5 people and all must be 19 years or older. For more informa- tion on PPK, call 753-5612 or 753- 8067. For event information, call 753-8820. Information Fair Set Family and MWR and the United Club will host the 2013 Hum- phreys Information Fair, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Hum- phreys Community Fitness Cen- ter (Super Gym). This event is a one-stop source for information, resources and service details from around the garrison and beyond. There will be a “Poker Walk” (open to ID cardholders 18 years and older) that provides a chance to win an iPod Nano. For more in- formation, call 753-8820. BOSS Going To Hwaseong Sept. 4 is the deadline to sign up for the BOSS Sept. 7 Zipline trip, which depart at 8 a.m. from the CAC parking lot. The cost is $120. The fee includes transporta- tion, lift ticket, lunch and English speaking tour guide. For more information, call 753-8970 or 753- 8825. Pool Hours The pool at the Humphreys Com- munity Fitness Center (Super Gym) is closed indefinitely for repairs. The Community Activity Center pool is serving as its re- placement. The CAC pool’s hours of operation are: 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Wednesday and Friday; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday, Sat- urday, Sunday and holidays. The CAC pool is closed for cleaning from 10-11 a.m. (M, W, F) and from 8:30-10 a.m. (T, Th). For more in- formation, call 754-6412. Emergency Numbers The emergency number for po- lice, fire, and ambulance on Camp Humphreys is 911 from a DSN phone or 0505-753-7911 or 031- 690-7911 from a cell phone. These numbers are for emergencies only. For those who live off post and don’t speak Korean, call the cell phone emergency number and they will call the local emergency responders for you. Summer 5K/ Kid’s One-Miler held About 200 runners participated in the Summer 5K/Kid’s One-Miler Fun Run, Aug. 10, kicking off at 8 a.m. at Zoeck- ler Fitness Center. Besides the more than 100 individual runners, seven units participated, along with 18 children. In the 5K, the overall top finisher was Capt. Bradley Glosser, of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 94th Military Police Battalion, with a time of 18 minutes, five seconds. He was competing in the Men’s Master (40-49) category. The overall fastest woman was Sgt. Miae Phipps, of Company A, 719th Military Intelligence Battalion, with a time of 23:14.– U.S. Army photos by Steven Hoover
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    • USAG DAEGU USAG Daegu • PAGE 21 http://daegu.korea.army.milAUG 16, 2013 GarrisonhostsProgramsandServicesOrientationforleaders,spouses DAEGU GARRISON — U.S. Army Garrison Daegu held the second an- nual Programs and Services Orienta- tion, Aug. 8 and 9, for Area IV lead- ers and their spouses in the Garrison headquarters on Camp Henry. USAG Daegu Commander Col. Jim Bradford opened both orientations – on Thursday morning for Command- ers and Command Sergeants Major, and again Friday for their spouses. “The goal of these sessions was to explain the difference between the emotion of what everyone wants, and the science of running the Garrison,” Bradford said. “We wanted to explain to leaders and their spouses just what services are available, at what level and, importantly, who to contact when things don’t go according to plan.” Each session lasted from four to five hours and included briefs from nearly every Garrison Director, as well as ma- jor service providers to the community such as the Exchange, DeCA Commis- sary, DODEA school principals, the Area IV Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) and Red Cross. Each person who attended received a folder and CD with key information and points of contact in addition to the briefs. Many of the service pro- viders and Garrison directorates also provided flyers and brochures for ev- eryone to take home for reference. USAG Daegu Administrative Officer Mal Passmore set up and coordinated the Programs and Services Orienta- tion. Arming leaders and spouses with the knowledge of how services and programs work and get to the custom- ers, and a basic understanding of what the Garrison does (or doesn’t do), will enable them to pass that information to subordinates and family members, and to know exactly who to call when they need answers about Garrison ser- vices. The whole Area IV community will have a chance to see the entire range of programs and services available on our installations by attending the Community Fair on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Camp Walker’s Kelly Gym. Everyone mentioned above and many, many, others – in fact, more than 60 of them - will be there with information, handouts and ways to sign up. Out in the parking lot the fire station will set up some fun for kids, and FMWR will be selling refresh- ments. x USAG Daegu Commander Col. Jim Bradford kicked off the Programs and Services Orientation for senior Area IV spouses, Aug. 9. Area IV Commanders and Command Sergeants Major received a more in-depth briefing the previous day. On7Aug2013Cdr,USAMSC-K and 126th ROKA Regiment Comanders met Aug. 7 for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Base Defense planning and execution for sites within the Busan Base Cluster during NEO/RSOI operations.— U.S. Army photos USAMSC-K and 126th ROKA Regiment come together for MOU signing Story and photo by Philip Molter, USAG Daegu Public Affairs philip.a.molter.civ@mail.mil
    • USAG Daegu • PAGE 22 http://daegu.korea.army.mil THE MORNING CALMUSAG DAEGU Number two cause of preventable fires? Candles! DAEGU GARRISON — What is the leading cause of accidental fires? If you said unattended cooking, you’re right. It’s a leading cause of fires in the Army and across the US and Korea, and the leading cause of alarms here. The number two cause of prevent- able fires? This might surprise you; unattended candles! Annually, an es- timated 23,600 fires in residences are caused by candles and result in 1,525 civilian injuries, 165 fatalities and $390 million in direct property loss. Candles may look nice and smell good, but they’re a growing fire threat in our community. On military instal- lations, candles have become such a hazard that they are now banned from use in offices, workspaces, dormitories and lodging. For all other locations, knowing the facts about candles is a key to fire safety. Some interesting facts from the Na- tional Fire Data Center: 1. Women are more likely to be in- jured or killed in home fires caused by candles. 2. December has the highest rate of candle-ignited home fires. 3. More than one-third of home fires, started by candles, the fire began in a bedroom. Another 15 percent start in of all places, the bathroom. 4. More than half of all candle relat- ed fires were started because the can- dle was placed too close to combus- tible materials (curtains, lamp shades, boxes, wall decorations, etc.).x Pop Quiz! What is your candle safety IQ? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Take this test and see how many questions you can answer correctly. Good luck! 1. Candles should be kept ____________ away from things that can burn: a. A couple of inches b. One Foot c. Two Feet d. Three Feet 2. It is okay to burn candles around kids and pets. a. True b. False 3. During a power outage it is important to have: a. Candles and Matches ready to go b. Flashlights and Batteries c. A deck of cards and board games d. A combination of Candles and Flashlights 4. It is alright to leave the room while a candle is burning if you will be right back. a. True b. False 5. When should candles be extinguished? a. When they burn down to two inches of their holder or any decorative mate- rial b. When they burn down to one inch of their holder or any decorative material c. When they burn down to 1/2 inch of their holder or any decorative material d. It is okay to let candles burn out themselves 6. Candle holders should be ________________. a. Pretty b. Able to tip over easily c. Filled with dried flowers d. Made of material that can't burn and is big enough to catch wax 7. Almost half of home fires started by candles begin in _____________. a. The Kitchen b. The Bedroom c. The Living room d. The Attic 8. Kids and teenagers shouldn't be allowed to burn candles in their bed- rooms. a. True b. False 9. It is okay to put lit candles in windows or near doorways if there is only an occasional draft. a. True b. False 10. The best way to extinguish a candle is to: a. Blow on it b. Pinch the flame with your fingers c. Use a long-handled candlesnuffer d. Pour water on it Answers:1-B,2-False,3-B,4-False,5-A,6-D,7-B,8-True,9-False,10-C. Courtesy USAG Daegu Fire Department It only takes a single spark to ruin a perfectly good moment. Never leave candles unattended for any amount of time.