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Morning Calm Weekly Newspaper -  080215

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Published by the U.S. Army’s Installation Management Command....

Published by the U.S. Army’s Installation Management Command.

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

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    • February 15, 2008 • Volume 6, Issue 17 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea Experience ancient Yongsan ceremony Daegu hostsInside Korea in heart of honors fallen Soldier, regional BOSS modern Seoul hero, friend forum, fun Page 3 Page 9 Page 16 AFN–Korea hosts Helos, Soldiers soar into action penn-wide contest See Page 21 for story, Special to The Morning Calm Weekly photos of joint exercise Are you tired of seeing the same old AFN spots on your television? Do you ever wonder who comes up with these ideas? Did you ever want a chance to submit your own idea for a spot? American Forces Network Korea now gives its audience the opportunity to be a part of the television process and to submit their own spot ideas. The “Design Your AFN Spot” contest allows AFN viewers to come up with a story idea for a television spot. Contest rules and information can be found on the AFNK website at www.afnkorea.net. The contest runs from Feb. 18 through March 18. Enter for a chance to win a USO spa package for two at a South Korean resort. The contest is open to Department of Defense cardholders and their fami- Soldiers of 602nd ASB pull security for a DART team during a joint exercise with the Republic of Korea at a ROK training site. Blackhawks, lies assigned to the United States Forc- Chinooks and Soldiers from varied aviation forces joined together to watch 602nd ASB demonstrate how their DART team would operate in a es Korea only. real-world situation. This demonstration also allowed the Soldiers who participated to test their abilities as a member of a DART team. Participants do not have to produce — U.S. Army Photo By Capt. Brad Deloach IMCOM-Korea revamps website to videos or provide production materials for this contest. Participants are not required to write scripts. A brief summary for a better serve community, newcomers spot idea is all that’s needed. Submission ideas must be submit- ted via the entry form provided on the AFNK website. Entry forms will be Region website transforms with streaming news, real-time updates available on the first day of the contest – Feb. 18. A selection committee assembled by AFNK will select winners based on by Susan Silpasornprasit originality, entertainment value, ap- IMCOM-Korea Region Public Affairs Office relocating to Korea. Links to IMCOM-Korea’s Welcome Guide propriateness of content and world- allow users to download electronic copies information about living wide appeal. and serving in Korea prior to their arrival, making the site a perfect Entries may be humorous or of a Installation Management Command-Korea Region recently reference tool for both sponsors and newcomers alike. serious nature. upgraded its website featuring streaming, up-to-the-minute Army “Redesigning the IMCOM-Korea website is just another example One winner will be selected and news from around Korea and the world. The portal offers timely of the Army’s commitment to transforming its installations across their spot idea will be put into produc- information for Soldiers, Army Civilians and Families stationed in the Region” said Edward Johnson, the IMCOM-K public affairs tion to be aired peninsula-wide and Korea as well as a host of information for newcomers. officer. “The site offers our Soldiers, Families and Civilians a fast, possibly DoD-wide. IMCOM-K’s website gives users a single source for information user-friendly venue to get the information they need about living Spot topics include Fire Safety, spanning the spectrum of life in Korea. Visitors to the site can access and serving in Korea.” Stress, Anti-terrorism and weight con- the latest edition of The Morning Calm Weekly — the Army in Other featured links include information on schools, weather, trol. A complete list of approved top- Korea’s premiere command information newspaper, as well as a local entertainment, employment opportunities, and more. ics can be viewed online by visiting the comphrehensive archive of past editions and photographs. Video IMCOM-K’s web site is gateway to Korea. Whether looking for AFNK website at www.afnkorea.net. clips and streaming news feeds add another dimension to local and lodging accommodations, weather updates or regional news, logging national Army news coverage. on to http://imcom.korea.army.mil enhances the quality of life for The website further serves as an invaluable resource for those those serving in the “Land of the Morning Calm”.
    • NEWS • PAGE 2http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Bell Sends: Lunar New Year and President’s Day – Holiday Safety Command - Korea In February, we will celebrate two holidays– usfk/index.html?/usfkcmd-msg/command-message. Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. Al Aycock Lunar New Year (Seol-Nal) from 6-10 February htm. Obey our curfew policy (USFK Command Policy Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson Senior Editor:Susan Silpasornprasit 2008 and United States President’s Day 16-19 Letter #7, General Order Regarding Off-Installation February 2008. During these holiday periods, the Curfew) and ensure you use the buddy system (USFK USAG-RED CLOUD care and safety of our USFK Team–Soldiers, Sailors, Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson Command Policy Letter #6, Buddy System) whenever Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson Airmen, Marines, Civilian Employees, Contractors, off one of our USFK installations. As always, first line CI Officer: James F. Cunningham and Family Members–is my main objective. leaders make the difference. It is the chain of commands USAG-YONGSAN As we prepare to enjoy these long weekend responsibility to empower and then hold first line Commander: Col. David W. Hall holidays, we must remain vigilant. The chain supervisors responsible and accountable for the conduct Public Affairs Officer: David McNally CI Officer: Kenneth Fidler of command must be engaged to ensure our of their subordinates. Staff Writer: Sgt. Jung Jae-hoon Servicemembers understand that most acts of Gen. Burwell B. Bell Our goal remains No Loss of Life at any time. By USAG-HUMPHREYS indiscipline are associated with the abuse of alcohol. Commander eliminating alcohol and conducting UtOTC, I am Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. The lifelong consequences of our actions are a result convinced that neither our Servicemembers nor their Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy of decisions made today–and leaders must be fully engaged to ensure families will suffer a tragic accident or incident. Writer/Editor: Andre D. Butler CI Officer: Stacy Ouellette our Servicemembers make the right decisions. To mitigate risks during this period, first-line leaders must gain We go together! USAG-DAEGU Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier a verbal contract with their subordinates to act responsibly by Public Affairs Officer: Ronald Inman conducting Under the Oak Tree Counseling (see USFK Command CI Officer: Samuel G. Hudson Policy Letter #2, Command Safety). View my additional safety GEN B.B. Bell Staff Writer: Cpl. Na Kyung Chul Staff Writer: Cpl. Jang Won il leadership guidance at the USFK website http://www.usfk.mil/ Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily IMCOM Safety Update: official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Frosty facts: Cold weather work, play Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of the IMCOM-Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. 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-Korea. Special to The Morning Calm Weekly of protective head gear. Consider wearing a knitted face mask The civilian printer is responsible for commercial adver- to deflect cold and wind chill. tising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, For many people, working or playing in cold weather can be Wear waterproof, insulated boots with several layers of socks, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the a positive experience. You may feel invigorated by the bracing preferably cotton ones under wool. They enable your feet to products or services advertised. Everything advertised air and feel like doing your work with more physical energy breathe. When your socks or boot liners become wet, remove in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, religion, than usual. When it comes to leisure, cold weather offers many and replace them. gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical enjoyable activities whether it’s skiing, skating, snowmobiling Always wear warm gloves or mitts. Some gloves have liners handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or or ice fishing. which, if wet, should be removed and replaced. rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser Unfortunately, all the enjoyable aspects of working or playing In addition to dressing properly for cold conditions, it’s is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising out in cold weather can turn negative if you are not dressed important to eat regularly when you are out in the cold, from that source until the violation is corrected. warmly or dryly enough. especially foods high in carbohydrates and fats. Your body Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Over exposure to cold and dampness can cause your body requires an enormous number of calories to shiver and keep Commercial Advertising Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 temperature to lower. This condition is called hypothermia. You warm. Avoid alcohol, contrary to the popular image of the St. Fax: (02) 790-5795 may have it when you start to shiver and experience chills, or Bernard dog delivering brandy to warm a frozen victim. E-mail: oppress@kornet.net Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 find yourself unable to think or speak clearly. You may lose your Try to keep moving while in the cold; don’t be still. This Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post coordination and quite possibly your consciousness. helps to keep your body temperature up and circulation You could also get frostbite which is when your body tissue moving. SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Phone: DSN 724-TMCW (8629) freezes. Frostbite happens most frequently to your extremities If you think you are experiencing symptoms of hypothermia Fax: DSN 724-3356 like your feet and toes, fingers, face and nose. Symptoms include or frostbite, get to a shelter right away and seek medical E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly @korea.army.mil numbness and a white and waxy appearance to your skin. help. There are many things you can do to dress properly for the When you work or play in the cold, it is a good idea to have cold: Dress in layers so you can remove or put on clothing a companion. What if you were to become injured or over- Visit us online according to the temperature. exposed to the cold and couldn’t seek help yourself? The Morning Calm Always wear a warm hat on your head–this is the part of the Remember: working or playing in cold weather can be a imcom.korea.army.mil body that loses heat the fastest. There are also liners you can positive experience if you dress warmly and use common sense wear to keep your head warm under a hard hat or other kinds about protecting yourself. Word on the Street: “What advice do you have for newcomers?” Submitting to The Morning Calm Weekly Send Letters to the Editor, guest commen- taries, story submissions and other items: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. For all submitted items include a point of con- “ tact name and telephone number. All items are “Go out, do and see as much “Keep an open mind and enjoy “Be friends with KATUSAs. “Go out and travel around in Korea. subject to editing for content and to insure they as you can while you are here the vast offerings this splendid They will take you different Meet a lot of people, learn the conform with DoD guidelines. because this is a great country country has to offer!” places and show you a lot of culture and history of Korean people. IMCOM-K Public Affairs and Koreans are fantastic .” stuff that you never knew.” Especially make a visit to the DMZ.” and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located in Bldg. 1416, Yongsan Garrison Main Post. — Sgt. Andrew J. Whitlock — Spc. Alun Thomas — Cpl. Jordan A. Seago —Pvt. Jeannitte Hudgins For information, call 724-3365.
    • FEBRUARY 15, 2008 NEWS NEWS • PAGE 3 www.imcom.korea.army.mil MP Blotter The following entries were excerpted from the military police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. AREA I: Traffic Accident Without Injuries, Damage to Government Property, Inattentive Driving, Subject #1, operating a GOV, while pulling forward out of the park- ing lot adjacent to the USAG-Red Cloud theater, struck a concrete pole. Damages to Subject #1’s vehicle con- sisted of a cracked and displaced right front headlight and bumper, and a bent right front fender. Subject #1 reported utilization of his seatbelt. ECOD is unknown. This is a final report. AREA I: Damage to Personal Property, Person(s) unknown, by means unknown, damaged Victim #1 POV while Victim #1 was driving adjacent to Nokgyang Sports Arena, Uijeongbu. Damages to Victim #1’s ve- hicle consisted of a broken right window and scratches to the right side of the vehicle. Victim #1 rendered a written statement attesting to the incident. ECOD is unknown. This is a final report. AREA II: Purchase in Excess of Personal Needs, Subject #1 was observed purchasing three bottles of Listerine, two bottles of lotion, three bottles of baby lotion, four chap sticks, one exchange select Clarident, one Nature Made Vitamin C, one Ziploc container, one can of coffee, two bags of M&M’s, one bottle of liquid Maalox, three tubes of Colgate toothpaste, two Nestle crunch bars, one bag of jelly beans, four Listerine pocket packs, two packs of gum, one bag of chocolates, four bags of cough drops, one bottle of cod liver oil, two boxes of Tylenol, two bottles of Aspirin, one box of Finding Nemo multi-vitamins, one box of Tiger and Pooh multi-vitamins, two bottles of flaxseed oil, and six bottles of Centrum Silver. Subject #2, was observed purchasing two bottles of Listerine, two bottles of shampoo and conditioner, two tubes of toothpaste, one bottle of Maalox, three bottles of vita- mins, two bottles of cod liver oil, one bottle of flaxseed An actor dressed in period clothing demonstrates an important aspect of life in ancient Korea–making food. He uses a wooden mallet to pound oil, one bottle of soya leuthin, two bottles of Vitamin C, a large pile of rice into a sticky paste used for making rice cakes. Hands-on demonstrations like this are part of the fun at the Korean Folk Village one package of Tylenol Extra Strength, three packages in Seoul. Young visitors can also grind corn meal using technology from Korea’s early days. — U.S. Army Photo By Edward Johnson of dental floss, one bottle of lotion, nine packages of chap stick, and eight bags of potato chips. Subject SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Current events and activities #1, Subject #2 and Subject #3 were transported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO where Subject #1 and Subject #1 were advised of their legal rights, which they in- voked. Subject #3 rendered a written sworn statement Namsangol Hanok Village (Seoul) passengers on an hour-long trip into Korea’s winter wonder- admitting to purchasing three bottles of vitamins, three This traditional Korean village stands between the tall buildings land. The train takes passengers through frosted hills and bars of chocolate, two bags of sunflower seeds, nine of Seoul. The village has five restored traditional Korean houses mountains such as Mt. Taebaeksan and Mt. Deogyusan, the packs of candy and gum with the intent of selling the including a pavilion, pond and time capsule, making it a perfect two most famous places for enjoying white scenic views. Mt. items. Subject #1, Subject #2 and Subject #3’s RCP spot to take a walk. These houses were rebuilt after the traditional Taebaeksan is renowned for its picturesque snow views and the were retained. All merchandise was released to Sub- houses of Joseon Dynasty. The houses belong to various social winter fare tasted at Taebaek’s Chujeon station is enough to ject #1, Subject #2 and Subject #3. Subject #2 and ranks of the society from peasant to king. The furniture in the soothe a tired body and mind. At the mountain, visitors can Subject #3 were further processed and released to house is situated to help guests understand the daily life of the enjoy a 30-minute gondola ride to the peak, where they can their sponsors unit. Subject #1 was released on her past. The clean traditional houses and used home equipment take in the mesmerizing sights. Trips are available through the own recognizance due to her sponsor being deployed. are a great photo opportunity. Stop at the traditional craftwork end of February. For more information, visit www.tour2korea. This is a final report. exhibit to buy small dishes and souvenirs. Visitors can also have com or www.korail.com. AREA III: Curfew Violation, At 0023 Hrs, 31 JAN 08, traditional tea and refreshments. On the grounds, there are Subject #1 was observed by MP walking adjacent to traditional games to try such as ‘neolttwigi’ (sea-saw jumping), Jeju Fire Festival (Feb. the Olympia Club, Anjeongri Entertainment District. ‘tuho’(arrow throwing) and ‘yunnori’ (traditional game of On the Full Moon Day, the Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival Subject #1 was apprehended and transported to the throwing wooden yut sticks). In addition, you may not want is held in order to pray for a healthy year and good fortune. The USAG-Humphreys PMO where he was administered a to miss traditional marriage ceremony. During the weekends, three-day festival unfolds against the beautiful landscape of Jeju PBT, with a result of 0.166% BAC. Subject #1 was not traditional marriages are shown at Bak Yeong Hyo’s Residence. Island. The event begins with a torch relay, which moves across advised of his legal rights due to his suspected level of The traditional marriage ceremony is an interesting event for intoxication. Subject #1 was processed and released the length of the island. A variety of interactive programs and both Koreans and foreigners and many gather to watch. During shows will add to the festivities. Citizens from Jeju’s sister cities to his unit. At 1650 Hrs, 31 JAN 08, Subject #1 re- ported to the USAG-Humphreys PMO where he was the winter season (November to February), there are not many in the United States, China, and Japan will also hold special advised of his legal rights, which he waived, rendering wedding ceremonies. Hours for the ceremony are held around performances, free of charge, to promote sister-city ties. This a written sworn statement admitting to the offense. noon or 1 p.m. Visitors can take pictures with husband and year, the American team will stage a cheerleader performance; This is a final report. wife wearing traditional wedding costumes. The village also has the Chinese team a traditional martial arts performance; and a time capsule in remembrance of Seoul’s 600 Year Anniversary. the Japanese team a traditional dance. The evening activities AREA III: Damage to Government Property, Failure Buried in 1994, it is anticipated to open four hundred years are the true highlights of this event. The burning of the daljip to Perform PMCS, Subject dispatched a vehicle from later. For more information, visit www.tour2korea.com (a small wooden house on top of a hill) is held in the evening the TMP and failed to conduct a PMCS on the vehicle. Subject drove the vehicle to USAG-Humphreys for a before the opening day. The National Opera Chorus of Ko- prisoner transport back to USAG-Casey. Subject at- Snow Rail (through Feb. 29) rea will give an invitational performance with the beautiful tempted to turn in the vehicle to the USAG-Casey TMP Seeing mountains and fields covered in fresh snow untouched natural landscape of Jeju Island in the background. There are where TMP noticed damages to the vehicle consisting by human feet is a magical experience. And in this snowy sea- also other attractions such as the ‘spinning-can event’ (children of a cracked and dislodged left front turn signal cover, son, many people in Korea take the train to enjoy the white spin blazing cans), the laser show, and the fireworks show. The a dislodged right front head light and a scratched left scenic views of mountainous areas from the safety and warmth mountain appears to be ablaze with light during the celebra- and right front fender. Subject was escorted to the of a railway carriage. The ‘Fantastic Snow-Flower Train’ takes tion, offering a dramatic scene. Visit www.tour2korea.com PMO where Subject rendered a written sworn state- ment denying the offenses. This is a final report Source: www.korea.net, www.seoulselection.com, www.hotelnet.com, http://english.tour2korea.com, www.visitseoul.net — No endorsement implied.
    • NEWS • PAGE 4http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALMIMCOM-Korea announces annual PAID ADVERTISINGKeith L. Ware awards for journalismby Sue Silpasornprasit Best Feature Story: Furman N. NeelyIMCOM-Korea Public Affairs USAG-Humphreys PAO, for “USAG Humphreys pilot hopes to land in theInstallation Management Command Korea winner’s circle”. Second place was An-Region’s public affairs professionals were dre Butler, USAG-Humphreys PAO, forrecognized in the region-level Maj. Gen. “Company C, 168th Med provides healthKeith L. Ware journalism competition Jan. care at USAG-Humphreys” and third was25 during the Public Affairs Seminar at the Park Hye-Ji, USAG-Daegu Public Affairs,Dragon Hill Lodge on Yongsan Garrison. “Daegu falls into fever of colorful festi- The ceremony acknowledges writing and val”.photography achievements of IMCOM-K Best Sports Story: Pfc. Jang, Won-il,Army journalists from around Korea. Win- USAG Daegu Public Affairs, for “Distin-ners at the region-level will continue on to guished Soldier Athletes head to All-Armyhave their products judged in the Depart- Softball Trials.” Second place was Jamesment of the Army competition. Cunningham, Area I PAO, for “Army flies Jonathan Thatcher, the Reuters Bureau high over Air Force 38-24,” and third wasChief Korea; Moon, Kwan of Yonhap; and Neely with “Soldier-Athlete dedicated toDave Crozier from the NCO Journal were coaching”.all guest speakers at the event and judges Best Story Series: Fidler wins with “Al-for the regional competition – the other cohol Awareness” series, with Cunninghamjudges were Lisa Kelly of Arirang TV; Tim in a close second for “SOFA training”.Flack, the Stars and Stripes Bureau Chief; Best Stand Alone Photograph: Sgt.Command Sgt. Maj. John Brenci, the Kim, Sang Wook, U.S. Army Garri-AFN-Korea command sergeant major; and son-Yongsan PAO, for “Traditional FanDave Palmer from U.S. Forces Korea Pub- Dance”.lic Affairs Office, command Information. Best Photography in Support of aThe IMCOM Korea winners are: Story: Fidler wins again with, “Bah Hum- Best News or News Feature: Bob bug”. Second place was Sgt. Kim, SangMcElroy, Area 3 Public Affairs, for “USFK Wook, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan PAO,ROK officials confirm alliance”. Second with “Kimchi Cuisine” and Cunninghamplace was Kenneth E. Fidler, U.S. Army took third with “Made in America”.Garrison-Yongsan PAO, for “Smoke detec- Fidler also won the Moss Holland awardtor saves family,” and third place was Pfc. for outstanding civilian print journalist.Im Jin-min, USAG Yongsan Public Affairs, “The Morning Calm” was also selected asfor “Smoke Out”. the best Metro Newspaper.Get in shape with small changesSpecial to The Morning Calm Weekly save you 1/2 pound per week. PAID ADVERTISING • Get the Right Balance. To lose weight One popular and common resolution is you need to burn more calories than youto lose weight. Here are some simple tips to consume. Either reduce your intake orhelp make a healthier New Year: increase your expenditure of calories by• Focus on Health. The best approach is not 500 per day to lose the recommendedto diet but to find compromises in eating 1-2 pounds per week. Strive to eat a dietand exercise that you are willing to live with that consists primarily of fresh fruits andfor the rest of your life. vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein• Be Realistic. Often people expect to lose sources (skim milk, low fat dairy products,weight overnight. Unfortunately, it just and lean meats).doesn’t happen that way. You did not gain • All Calories Count. Low fat does notthe weight overnight, so don’t expect to necessarily mean low calorie.lose it quickly. Set realistic goals. The best Many foods marketed as fat-free or lowmethod for long-term weight loss is to lose fat have almost as many calories as their1-2 pounds per week. regular-fat containing counterparts, and• Take Time to Eat. When you eat too fast, sometimes more.it is easy to overeat without realizing it. It • Portion Size. Moderation is the key. Fortakes 20 minutes for the message to get to example, if you realize that you eat nineyour brain that you are satisfied. Since loads or more ounces of meat, or two or moreof calories can be consumed in less than 10 servings of dessert each day, you need to cutminutes, slow down the eating process. down on portions.• Frontload the Calories. People who skip To cut down on portions, use a smaller platebreakfast have metabolic rates that are 4 to 5 and skip the second helping.% below normal. Eat your calories earlier in • Move Your Body. All forms of physicalthe day. Eating a solid breakfast and lunch activity help burn calories and elevatehelps fuel your body for the most active metabolism (like using the stairs, parkingpart of your day. further form the front door, housework,• Beware of Beverages. It is easy to walking the dog, etc.).consume a lot of calories from the fluids Breaking old habits does not come easy.that you drink. Changing to non-caloric But the payoff for living healthier and feelingbeverages can significantly reduce total better is worth the effort.calorie intake. Regular sodas and fruit juices When you eat right and exercise regularly,are tasty, but they are loaded with calories. you can lose weight, increase your energy,Cutting out two regular sodas per day can and perform better at work or in sports.
    • FEBRUARY 15, 2008 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 5 www.imcom.korea.army.milGloria Prince (left), education specialist, USAG-RC Alcohol and Drug Control Office, explains to Soldiers the policy for blood alcohol limits during Alcohol Awareness Month. — U.S. Army PhotoBy Jim CunninghamPrince wins GEICO public service awardby Jim Cunningham succumb to the seemingly quick fixes offered stock of whom they are and where they are end of an honorable tour of duty instead ofUSAG-RC Public Affairs by heavy drinking or misuse of drugs, she going. These are the kind of encounters that languishing in a military detention facility offers a small group alcohol and drug abuse have the capacity to change a person’s life. awaiting trial or lying in a medical facility USAG CASEY — Gloria Prince, prevention training.” She has been the sharp tip of the spear awaiting treatment because of Prince’seducation specialist for USAG-Red Cloud Prince is busy on a day-to-day basis at the community level, leading drunk remarkable energy, steadfast ethics andArmy Substance Abuse Program, was providing training about the prevention and drugged driving prevention, alcohol inspiring effectiveness,” Johnson said.selected Feb. 5 for the GEICO award for of alcohol and drug abuse to many camps abuse screening and National Alcohol and GEICO conducts the public servicesubstance abuse prevention and treatment. within a 150 mile radius and 88 permanent awards on a yearly basis. Since 1980,Prince will receive $2,500 in cash and and tenant commands. “She was tasked to “Prince takes her Soldiers GEICO has given this special award to fouran all expense paid trip to Washington, establish an effective program to prevent categories of public service: Substance AbuseD.C. for herself and spouse to attend a and deter substance abuse,” Johnson said. that extra step that can make the Prevention and Treatment, Fire PreventionMay 5 award ceremony. She will be given “Her approach led to a holistic substance and Safety, Physical Rehabilitation, anda commemorative plaque for her special abuse deterrent and prevention programs difference between just delivering Traffic Safety and Accident Prevention.achievements and contributions to the scientifically tailored to meet the needs of All career civil service employees arepublic good. the Soldiers and population in our area.” a service and actually solving eligible, including employees of the Library “Words do not do justice to people like Prince established a policy setting limits of Congress, the General AccountingPrince,” said Wayne Johnson, director of on the blood alcohol levels for Soldiers. The a problem.” Office, and the Office of the ArchitectUSAG-RC Alcohol and Drug Control action resulted in a significant reduction of the Capital, the Government PrintingOffice. “She lives out the ideals we associate over a short period of time. This led to Wayne Johnson, director of USAG-RC Office, and the Administrative Office ofwith public service day in and day out, Soldiers re-evaluating their values and the Alcohol and Drug Control Office the U.S. Supreme Court, the Smithsoniangiving up weekends, working extra hours perception there were no other choices but Institution, the Botanic Garden, and theand traveling countless miles because she to drink. Drug Reduction and Special Observances Office of Homeland Security.genuinely believes in what she is doing and “Making sure the units are training committees, Johnson said. She has in a Each federal department, independentknows in her giving, she and we are made Soldiers with prevention of substance abuse relatively short time become the face of agency or office in the executive branchricher.” knowledge keeps me busy,” Prince said. “I substance abuse prevention all across her identifies employees who have provided Her commitment to the leadership and ensure their training is done.” service area, and a subject matter expert outstanding service to the public or otherwiseunits we support at the garrison reflect Prince takes her Soldiers that extra step sought out by public affairs and network contributed noteworthy achievements in thethe mottos “We go together” and “Ready that can make the difference between just news organizations serving U.S. Soldiers fields recognized by the GEICO Publicto Fight Tonight”, Johnson said. “Prince delivering a service and actually solving a in the Republic of Korea. For all of this she Service Awards. The annual deadline is Dec.does not limit her efforts to reaching out problem, Johnson said. Her small weekend deserves selection for the GEICO award. 31. For more information log on to: www.to newcomers and younger Soldiers. For groups are intense personal encounters, “It is no exaggeration to say Soldiers geico.com/information/geicoprograms/with established problems and those who which challenge Soldiers to take honest have gone home to loving families at the federal/service-awards.
    • USAG-RC • PAGE 6www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA I THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Red Cloud gives Prevention of 1st Class Postage Rate Hike Mailing a letter will soon cost a penny Sexual Harassment training more. The cost of a first–class stamp will by Jim Cunningham unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual rise to 42 cents starting May 12, the U.S. USAG-RC Public Affairs favors, or conduct of a sexual nature create a Postal Service said Monday. hostile work environment or interferes with USAG RED CLOUD —Nonsupervisors an individual’s ability to perform his or her USAG-RC Aerobics Class gained extra knowledge of prevention of sexual job.” USAG-RC will have aerobics classes on harassment during training held Feb. 5 by Quid pro-quo or “this–for–that” types of Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8p.m. in the USAG-RC Physical Fitness Center. For the USAG-Red Cloud Equal Employment advances of a sexual nature, which are made a more information call: 732-6309/7757. Opportunity office. The training began with term or condition of continued employment an understanding of the principle of equal are also a form of sexual harassment, Aguigui Individuals with Disabilities and employment opportunity being one, which said. Disabled Veterans Committee asserts all people should have the right to Ingredients for a hostile work environment Rose Aguigui, director USAG-RC Equal Em- Those wishing to join the Individuals with work and advance based on merit and ability, include: verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct ployment Opportunity Office, gives Preven- Disabilities and Disable Verterans Com- regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, that is sexual in nature, which are unwanted tion of Sexual Harassment training on USAG- mitee should call 732-8854 to sign up. national origin, disability status, and without and unwelcomed and unreasonably interferes Red Cloud Feb. 5.— U.S. Army Photo By Jim reprisal. with an individual’s work performance, and Cunningham African American Scholarships Scholarships are available for African The briefing had three objectives: to creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive are sex role static, stereotypes, and sex role Americans. For scholarship information understand what constitutes sexual harassment, working environment. stereotypes. Sex role static is unthinking, call: 732-6273 to identify the costs of sexual harassment or “The harassment does not necessarily have undirected, everyday taken–for–granted a hostile work environment, and to recognize to be sexual in nature,” Aguigui said. “Also, we remarks and actions based on gender 2nd Infantry Division/USAG-RC and accept one’s role and responsibilities in consider actions that are threatening in nature, stereotypes. Black History Month Extravaganza regard to sexual harassment, said Rose Aguigui, which cause a hostile work environment.” The danger of stereotyping is instead of reacting The 2nd Infantry Division and USAG-RC director, USAG-RC Equal Employment Sex discrimination is any practice or naturally in a situation, the individual reacts or Black History Month Extravaganza will Opportunity office. policy, which results in differential treatment behaves according to the stereotype, Aguigui said. be held today from 10-11:30 a.m. in the “Supervisors are held to a higher standard,” of an individual because of his or her gender, Sex role stereotypes include the misconceptions USAG-RC Theater. For more information call: 732-6856. Aguigui said. “They have that responsibility.” Aguigui said. that men are traditionally thought to be aggressive, Army policy says sexual harassment The exception to this is when the job independent, and unemotional simply because they USAG-RC Movie Night is unacceptable conduct and it will not calls for an occupational qualification when are men. Women are thought to be nonaggressive, Movie night celebrating Black History Month be tolerated. Managers, supervisors, and gender is necessary for authenticity, or normal dependent, and emotional simply because they will be held Feb. 28 from 5:30-10 p.m. in employees at all levels are responsible for operation of the job. Most of these jobs have are women. the USAG-RC Community Activity Center. creating and maintaining a workplace free of to do with transportation, security and law The EEO office is motivated by Code 29 For more informatin call: 732-6856. sexual harassment. enforcement when females and males are of Federal Regulations 1614, Army Regulation “Sexual harassment destroys teamwork and required to perform duties requiring search 690-600, and Management Directive 110.All of African Cultural negatively affects organizational readiness,” of persons. this comes together in teamwork to support the Museum Tour The African Cultural Museum Tour will Aguigui said. “Sexual harassment is when Other benchmarks of sexual harassment commander of the installation, Aguigui said. Conference resolves local issues raised by families leave USAG-RC before 1 p.m. Feb. 22. For more information call: 732-6256. NCO Induction Ceremony The NCOs of USAG-RC and USAG-Casey by Margaret Banish-Donaldson to receive first-run movies within two weeks meal time. invite you to attend the NCO induction cer- USAG-RC Public Affairs of release. Only reason a first-run movie is Franchise restaurants: A formal request emony formally entering our newest non- unavailable is there is not enough print for through the region is being submitted. commissioned officers into the NCO Corps. USAG RED CLOUD — The challenge the distributors to provide to AAFES. Soundproof music rooms: Directorate Feb. 20 at 2:30 p.m. in the USAG-Casey Digital Conference Center. For more infor- to blend and bond was prevalent as members First-run movies run a circuit in Korea for Public Works and FMWR are exploring mation call: 730-4197. of the Army Family Steering committee and USAG-RC is normally one of the first the possibility of housing a music room at met Jan. 28 to resolve issues from the Army areas to receive the movies. RC and Casey. The ROCKS, Inc. Family Action Plan conference. Ration abuse: The double swipe system Inexistence of day care and preschool Morning Calm Chapter Defense Commissary Agency: machines are installed everywhere in Warrior facilities: This is still a restricted area and General meeting and Brigade Command- Kosher items: The commissaries in Country except for Camp Bonifas to help is designated a noncommand sponsored ers Panel will take place tomorrow in the USAG-RC and Casey can order these items curb purchases in excess of personal needs. family area for single and unaccompanied USAG-Casey Theater at 10 a.m. For more with a few days notice. Bank: Soldiers. information call: 732-6933. Insufficient stocks of meats in the ATM usage fees: All ATMs on the There is no funding programmed for child MWR Cable TV Casey commissary: Enough meats will peninsula charge a fee when using the care programs in the garrison command. MWR Cable TV needs no down payment or be available for bulk purchases, parties, network if the card is from the United Directorate of Public Works: installation fee, features instant activation, and holidays and after training events if States. Garbage disposal: Most of the trash also includes more than 50 channels and enough notice is given to the commissary A viable alternative to avoid the fees is for bins have been rebuilt at USAG-RC. costs as little as $33 per month. Sign up managers. the Soldier to use Department of Defense Awaiting approval on the design projects for cable TV to start watching HBO, ESPN, Commissary hours at Casey for Soldiers Community Bank card or write a check at for Casey and Stanley. During the summer MTV, and a lot more. For more information who live at Hovey: Beginning Feb. 5 the the PX. months trash removal from the trash bins call: 738-2288. Casey commissary is open from 11 a.m. to Family and Morale, Welfare and will be increased. 10 p.m. Tuesdays and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Recreation: Housing office: A housing office has 2ID Tax Assistance Center Free Tax Preparation Sundays for a one month trial. Unauthorized gamblers in FMWR been established at USAG-RC to help 2nd Infantry Division Tax Center will be pre- Army and Air Force Exchange Service: facilities: Only U.S. government, Soldiers find off base housing to meet paring tax returns free of charge from Feb. Facilities closed almost 10 per cent Department of Defense identification card current standards. 5 to June 15. For more information call: of the week at Stanley: The Stanley PX holders are authorized in the slot rooms. A Work order response time: DPW 730-3598. At Camp Casey go to Maude has extended their hours of operation on 100 percent ID check of patrons has been has hired a business operations supervisor Hall, Room 241 Tues., Wed., Fri., from 9 weekends. Concession activities operate established and the policy is printed in engineer to develop better work order a.m.– 5 p.m., Thur. from 1 – 8 p.m., Sat. daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed English and Hangul. response system time. from 8 a.m. – noon. Thursdays. Swimming pool hours at Stanley “When AFAP talks, people listen … Baby clothes unavailable at Casey PX: changes: Monday, Tuesday and Friday and at high levels. I think this is one of the Army Community Services Volunteer Luncheon Within the next six to eights weeks infant – hours are now from 5 – 8 a.m., 11 a.m. most exciting programs that the Army has The Army Community Service Volunteer and toddler clothing and accessories should – 3 p.m. and 4 – 10 p.m. Wednesday and to offer its people,” said Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Luncheon will be held in the USAG-Casey be available. Thursday – Closed; Saturday, Sunday and Jackson, USAG-RC garrison commander. Warrior’s Club April 23 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 Movies in Yongsan vs. USAG-RC: U.S. Holidays – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4 “It’s the conscience of our Army. It, too, p.m. For more information, call: 730-3143. AAFES contractual agreement with the – 10 p.m. During the hours of 3 to 4 p.m. has a heart, and it beats for our Soldiers and movie distributors provides AAFES theaters the pool is closed to support lifeguards’ their Families.”
    • FEBRUARY 15, 2008 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 7 http://imcom.korea.army.milRed Cloud raises money for relief fundArea I collects thousands of dollars in donations for oil spill recoveryby Spc. Alun Thomas “The chaplains gathered together andUSAG-RC Public Affairs asked their congregations if they would support the relief program, which was met USAG RED CLOUD — More than with enthusiastic support,” Highsmith said.$1,400 was collected from USAG-Red “We collected the money Dec. 23 for the oilCloud, Stanley and USAG-Casey Jan. 23 spill during our church offering service.”as part of the oil spill relief fund donation Highsmith said the USAG-RCfrom the U.S Army, which was delivered to Chaplain collected $1,400 donated bythe Taean vice mayor. the congregations, which was given to Maj. Carol Highsmith, USAG-RC Chaplain (Lt. Col) James King, USAG-staff chaplain, said she was approached by Yongsan installation chaplain, who handInstallation Management Command-Korea carried two checks, from USAG-RC andand asked if the USAG-RC chaplains would USAG-Yongsan, totaling nearly $15,000 Maj. Carol Highsmith (right), USAG-RC Chaplain, discusses USAG-RC’s contributions to the oilbe interested in having a designated offering and presented them to Taean County Vice spill relief fund with Kwang Chun-Kil, USAG-RC community relations officer.— U.S. Army Photofor the oil spill disaster. Mayor Suh Duk-chul. By Spc. Alun Thomas Warriors celebrate Super Bowl XLII at Gateway Club by Jim Cunningham manager of the Gateway Club. USAG-RC Public Affairs “I have been planning this event for several months,” Richardson said. “I know CASEY GARRISON —More than having a free breakfast will add to our event 300 Warriors gathered Feb. 4 in the being more attractive to the Soldiers and Gateway Club to observe the 42nd playing all who are looking for a place to watch the of the Super Bowl. Prizes were given by game. The grand prize from U.S. Airline major airlines, Better Opportunities for Alliance of a round trip to the United States Unaccompanied and Single Soldiers, and and back was coordinated by Frank Desilva Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation at USAG-RC Family and MWR Marketing. for drawings as well as the closest guess in Other smaller prizes given away during scores made during the game. the game were contributed by the USAG- Jo h n K e e g a n o f He a d q u a r t e r s , Casey golf course, USAG-Casey bowling Headquarters Company won a round trip alley, and Casey Lodge Manager, Gordon airline ticket for guessing the closest ending Niederhauser, gave a free one-night stay in score of the game. the Casey Lodge.” “I will probably use this ticket to go The Gateway Club gave away more than to Los Angeles in either May or June,” 100 smaller prizes including T-shirts and Keegan said. “I didn’t really use any special mugs, Richardson said. formula in guessing the closest score. I just “We definitely plan to do this again nextLt. Col. Donald Meisler, garrison commander USAG-Casey, presents John Keegan of Head- got lucky.” year,” Richardson said. “We are planning toquarters, Headquarters Company a round trip airline ticket for guessing the closest ending Planning for the event took a lot of work do a Trivia Mania event this month; it willscore of the game. — U.S. Army Photo By Jim Cunningham and sponsorship, said Avelina Richardson, be a battalion event.”Warriors participate in Rams cheerleaders entertain at Caseyfirst battalion run Feb. 1by Spc. Alun ThomasUSAG-RC Public Affairs USAG CASEY — Soldiers from Headquarters,Headquarters, Company and Headquarters, Headquarters,Detachment, participated in an inaugural battalion runFeb.1 at USAG-Casey. The 4-mile run was led by Lt. Col. Donald Meisler,USAG-Casey garrison commander, in frigid temperaturesthat reached the low teens. “On behalf of HHD I would like to welcome HHC toUSAG-Casey for this first battalion run,” Meisler said beforethe run commenced. The run, which began to the sounds of Survivor’s 1982hard rock classic ‘Eye of the Tiger’ lasted almost 40 minutes,with both HHC and HHD running separately, and cadencesdelivered in English and Korean. “This was an outstanding effort and I am proud ofeveryone,” Meisler said. “We made history this morningwith this first battalion run.” Meisler said he was proud of the job both companies doeveryday, especially as they are the only garrison in the U.S.Army deployed as part of a defense mission. “On behalf of myself and Command Sgt. Maj. NidalSaeed, I would like to thank everyone for coming out todayand giving it their all,” Meisler said. Meisler also thanked HHD Commander, Capt.Kimberly Nelson and 1st. Sgt. Ronnie Mitchell and HHCCommander Capt. Dennis Graves and 1st. Sgt. Denise The St. Louis Rams cheerleaders perform part of their routine for the crowd at Hanson Field House, USAG-Casey, Jan.30.Grant-Butler for their help in coordinating the run. — U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Alun Thomas
    • FEBRUARY 15, 2008 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 9 http://yongsan.korea.army.mil ‘News of his death was a great shock to us all’Yongsan pays tribute to officerFormer Garrison HHCcommander dies fromIED explosion in Iraqby Kenneth FidlerUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — He wasremembered as a dedicated family man,an outstanding officer, a compassionatecommander, and a loving father andhusband. The Yongsan community paid tributeFeb. 6 to Capt. Michael A. Norman, whodied Jan. 31 of wounds suffered when hisvehicle encountered an improvised explosivedevice in Baghdad, Iraq. In this March 2007 photo, Capt. Michael A. Nor- “I was thinking about his wife and his man speaks as the outgoing company commanderchildren and what a good man the world for Headquarters and Headquarters Company,lost,” said Kimberly Nagy, whose husband, USAG-Yongsan. — U.S. Army file photoStaff Sgt. Ronald Nagy, worked withNorman. Institute at the Presidio of Monterey in Norman, 36, was assigned to Yongsan California to study Korean. He earnedfrom 2002 to 2007. He left in March after his commission in 2001 and came toserving as commander of the Headquarters Yongsan. Sgt. 1st Class Terry Brown weeps after presenting a tribute to Norman during the memorial service.and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army “As Soldiers, we saw Captain Norman — U.S. Army Photo By Kenneth FidlerGarrison-Yongsan. leading from the front,” said Sgt. 1st Class He was reassigned to a military transition Terry Brown, noncommissioned officerteam at Fort Riley, Kan., and subsequently in charge of the USAG-Yongsan chaplaindeployed to Iraq. He was scheduled to section, during his remarks. “He wasreturn to Korea and join the 501st Military always there to support and encourage eachIntelligence Battalion. His wife and two Soldier and KATUSA. … He was therechildren continued living in Hannam with a smile and an encouraging word.Village while he was deployed. He was an outstanding officer, a genuine Fo r m e r c o - w o rk e r s a n d f r i e n d s professional.”r e m e m b e r e d No r m a n d u r i n g t h e Sgt. Joung Gon Park choked up whenceremony. he sang a solo hymn. “ … we lost a most “Captain Norman truly loved being a wonderful officer and commander,” hehusband, a father, and serving his country said.in uniform,” said Gerald Casey, director Testament to Norman’s impact was theof USAG-Yongsan’s Directorate of Plans, return of several KATUSAs, or KoreanTraining, Mobilization and Security. Augmentation Troops to the U.S. Army. Several former Korean Augmentation Troops to the U.S. Army Soldiers line up to pay their respects toNorman worked on Casey’s staff. “He will About two dozen attended the memorial Norman. — U.S. Army Photo By Kenneth Fidlerbe deeply missed by all of us who served service.with and knew him.” “News of his death was a great shock for (A funeral service for Norman was held Feb. who worked with Norman at Yongsan traveled Norman joined the Army in 1992 as an all of us,” said former KATUSA Sgt. Joon 11 in Killeen, Texas. Col. Ron Stephens, fomer from different states to attend the service. Oneinfantryman and served at Fort Ord, Calif., Ji-jung. “We realized this would be the last commander of USAG-Yongsan, who traveled of them, Master Sgt. Babette Camacho, wroteFort Bragg, N.C., and the 2nd Infantry time we could see or meet him as a Soldier. from Arizona, presented the American flag to in an e-mail, “The funeral was very nice andDivision at USAG-Red Cloud in Korea. We came here to pay tribute to him for the Norman’s wife, June, along with Norman’s final the songs were beautiful. I do not think there He attended the Defense Language last time and hope he is in a better place.” military decorations. Several Servicemembers was a dry eye in the church.”) New U.S. Citizens Garrison officials calling job fair successful event USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs October 2007, community members voiced their concerns at the Garrison Army Family YONGSAN GARRISON — Yongsan Action Plan Conference. Garrison officials have called January’s The Garrison held the job fair Jan. 22 Child and Youth Services Job Fair “a to speed up the hiring process to bring on success.” much-needed staff. Seventy-one people Nine new employees work at the Child attended, and some applicants were hired Development Center, which allowed the within days of the job fair, Stark said. The center to open more spaces for its hourly normal hiring process can take weeks. care program, said Dr. Roxanne Chancellor, Civilian personnel specialists and CYS Child and Youth Services coordinator. managers and staff reviewed applications The CDC doubled the spaces for toddler and gave feedback to potential applicants New U.S. citizens recite their oath during a naturalization ceremony Feb. 1 at the Community Ser- hourly care to 10. It also opened up four on which positions they qualified for. vices Building. Kenneth Sherman, Department of Homeland Security-U.S. Citizenship and Im- spaces for infant hourly care. “This really expedited the hiring process migration Services, presided over the ceremony. Air Force Maj. Gen. Johnny Weida, deputy chief of staff of United Nations Command and U.S. Forces Korea, was the guest speaker. For more on The availability of child care has been to get them on board much more quickly,” this story, go to http://yongsan.korea.army.mil. — U.S. Army Photo By Sgt. Kim Sang-wook an issue because of staffing shortages at the Chancellor said. “The new employees are Yongsan Child Development Center. In wonderful, enthusiastic and competent.”
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 10http://yongsan.korea.army.mil AREA II THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Community Theatre brings Bee-Luther-Hatchee to stage Heart Disease Risk Checks by John Wood defends the work as a piece of embellished February is American Heart Month, and Music and Theatre Branch non-fiction, while Burns calls it “a hoax, a health promotion officials have scheduled life appropriated, colonized.” free blood pressure and non-fasting cho- YONGSAN GARRISON — Yongsan’s The tooth-and-nail struggle that ensues lesterol tests 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 20 at Area Community Theatre brings Bee- ends in a frightening climax. the Yongsan Main Exchange and Feb. 26 Luther-Hatchee to the stage with three Tynia Hopkins, of Osan American High at the K-16 Community Activities Center. performances March 6-8. School, plays Price. Michelle Outlaw and For information, call 736-3029. The show, by playwright by Thomas Anthony Gray are Burns and Leonard. Commiskey’s Children’s Special Gibbons, follows the story of Shelita Burns, Rounding out the cast are Cara Clark, Commiskey’s restaurant offers a children’s an African-American editor who publishes David White, and Randy Knoose. special every Sunday in February. Children “Bee-Luther-Hatchee,” the autobiography Each show starts at the 7 p.m. in the 10 years old and under can receive a free of Libby Price, a reclusive 72-year-old black Moyer Theatre in Building 2259. Tickets meal and drink from the children’s menu. woman. in advance are $3 and available at the For information, call 736-3971. Burns has never met Price, and when music room in Room 216 in the Moyer the book wins an award, Burns delivers the Community Activities Center. Muslim Prayer Services (From left) Michelle Outlaw, Tynia Hopkins and award in person. To her shock, the actual For further details, call 723-5721. An informational meeting for those inter- Anthony Gray rehearse a scene from Bee-Luther- author of the book is a white man, Sean (Note: In an inter-area activity, Bee- Hatchee. — Courtesy Photo By Jon Hewitt ested in Muslim prayer services is 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Memorial Chapel. For informa- Leonard. Luther-Hatchee will perform in the Warriors tion, call 738-3009. Burns and Leonard become embroiled Club at Camp Casey March 1 in a dinner and the play starts at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and in a conflict concerning the book. Leonard theater format. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. more information, call 723-6760.) New Passport Fees, Forms The U.S. Embassy has established new fees for all personal passport applications. Tax refund anticipation loans: How much do they really cost? Adult first passport: $100 by James C. Wherry and then you pay an additional $125 for Adult renewal: $75 Special to the Morning Calm Weekly the loan fee to receive $2,500 loan on your Minor (16 and under): $85 refund. That’s a 10 percent surcharge on the Newborn packet: $150 YONGSAN GARRISON — Some total amount of your refund. New application forms are available at the Department of State Web site www.state. private tax preparation firms offer Worse yet, if you have your tax refund gov/m/a/dir/forms/passport. Forms are “refund anticipation loans.” These are deposited to your bank account and it also available at the client legal service of- loans on expected tax refunds that permit arrives in as few as eight days, then you fice in Bldg. 4106, the Community Services Servicemembers to borrow money against have paid $250 to receive a loan of $2,500 Building. For information, call 738-8111. their tax refunds. In exchange, they sign over a portion of their tax refunds to the for eight days. At an annualized rate of interest, you are Tax center offers Seoul Transportation 101 Learn how to use Seoul’s public transporta- tax return preparation company, or agree paying hundreds of percent in interest for an unnecessary loan. free service to repay the preparer with the refund the tion at Seoul Secrets “Part One: Transporta- It’s easy to avoid the refund taxpayer receives. In the past, private tax preparers have tion 101” program at Army Community Ser- anticipation loan temptation. There are drawbacks to the refund been sued for deceptive advertising and for vices in Bldg. 4106. Participants will learn Yongsan’s Tax Center offers free about Seoul’s subway and bus systems. For anticipation loans. Not everyone qualifies charging interest rates above legal limits. for them. If you have been denied a tax As a result, Congress passed restrictions tax preparation to our community information, call 738-7505. refund, or have had other problems with tax on interest that can be charged to service members. Its staff members are West Point Founder’s Day Dinner refunds in the past because of accrued, past- members. This year, the Department of IRS-certified to prepare taxes for The 2008 West Point Founder’s Day Sit- due child support or past-due student loans, Defense implemented rules that limit the our community members under Down Dinner is 6 p.m. March 15 at the you may not qualify for the loans. There are total amount of interest that may be charged the Military Volunteer Income Tax Dragon Hill Lodge Naija Ballroom. A Ben- also maximum limits that you can borrow, to military members and their dependents. Assistance Program. ny Havens social hour begins the event, and amounts for Earned Income Credit may The new rule places a 36 percent annual The Tax Center offers free tax which is $25 for dinner and dessert. For preparation. The returns can be not qualify for the loan amount. percentage rate of interest cap on a refund information, call 723-4678. signed and electronically filed with Perhaps the biggest problem with these anticipation loan. The amount does not loans has been their cost. Every year, tax include the cost of tax preparation. This the Internal Revenue Service that USO Tour Highlights preparation services earn nearly $1 billion may mean that some tax services will no same day at no charge.  DMZ tours are scheduled for Feb. 16, in fees from these loans. longer offer these loans to Servicemembers. In 2007, the center’s staff processed 21, 26, 28 and 29. Bus departs at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $22 for military and $44 for others. In a recent study, the Department of Incidentally, the regulations also place the nearly 3,000 returns and saved tax  Han River Dinner Cruise 6 p.m. Feb. 22. Defense concluded refund anticipation same 36 percent annual rate of interest on filers $270,000 in preparation fees. Cost is $60 for military and $64 for others. loans were “the second most prevalent high pay day loans and vehicle title loans. Those returns generated more than  Dinner show: See a traditional Korean cost loan used by Servicemembers.” The If you choose to file with a private $4 million in refunds. performance at Changdong Theater 6 p.m. study also concluded there were alternatives tax preparer and you receive a refund The center is located in Room 113 Feb. 28. Cost is $42 for military and $47 available to Servicemembers at little or no anticipation loan, make sure you know the of the Moyer Community Activities for others. cost. interest rate you are paying to ensure that Center. Walk-in service is available  Korean Folk Village Tour: Bus departs at Costs of tax preparation and refund your preparer follows the law! If you think or you can make an appointment. 8 a.m. Feb. 29. Cost is $31 for military and For information, call 723-8940. anticipation loan fees vary between you are wrongfully charged an incorrect $34 for others. For more tour information, companies, but assume that you pay a amount, consult your Legal Assistance call 724-7003. -James C. Wherry private preparer $125 to prepare your taxes, office. Red Cross Classes The American Red Cross will hold the fol- lowing training classes: Lady Falcons play Good Neighbor game  Cardio-pulmonary/first-aid 8:30 a.m. to by Pvt. Lee Min-hwi The Lady Falcons won 70-64. Alyssa Gray 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Moyer Community Activities Center. USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs led Falcons scoring with 18 points. Huh Mi-  American Red Cross babysitting class 9 ji was Sun-il’s high scorer with 24 points. a.m. to 5 p.m March 1 also at the Moyer. YONGSAN GARRISON — Seoul “I learned that there are different rules in For information on these classes, call American High School Lady Falcons took American basketball, which I believe caused Vicky Porter at 738-3670. on Sun-il Woman’s High School in a Good us (to lose),” said Lee Hwa-yeon, a junior Neighbor Program basketball game Feb. 1. at Sun-il. “What impressed me the most, Lotte World Trip “The cultural and individual interactions though, was their joyful attitude during the The K-16 Community Activities Center has between these students are quite amazing,” game. I really enjoyed it.” planned a trip Feb. 23 to Lotte World in- said Lee Kyoung-suk, event coordinator. Sun-il coach Hwang Sin-chul said door recretional complex and theme park. “While American players get to understand despite the unfamiliar rules, the American Cost is $10 for bus fare. The entrance fee is 25,000 Won, or about $26.50. For infor- Falcon Avianca Manning tries to get around Sun- hard training and regulations of the other players’ abilities and strength “helped us get mation, call 741-6473. il’s Park Yu-ri during the Feb. 1 Good Neighbor team, Korean players also grasp the meaning a valuable experience we can’t easily have game. — U.S. Army Photo By Pvt. Lee Min-hwi of sportsmanship from (the Americans).” in Korea.”
    • FEBRUARY 15, 2008 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 11 http://yongsan.korea.army.milCOMMUNITY PROFILE • SGT. KIM HYUN-SUKKATUSA earns high marks from IMCOM inspectors By Cpl. Im Jin-min USAG-Yongsan Public AffairsSgt. Kim Hyun-suk is the oldest son in his family, with two younger brothers, ages 22and 16. When he completes his tenure as a KATUSA (Korean Augmentation Troops tothe U.S. Army), he will return to Hanguk University in Seoul to complete his degree by2010. Afterwards, he hopes to work in private industry in management. As the assistantplatoon sergeant for 2nd Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S.Army Garrison-Yongsan, he looks after 56 Soldiers. He’s worked at the USAG-YongsanDirectorate of Human Resources since July 2006, and he has been a “major impactplayer in ensuring the efficient operation of the organization,” said Steven Carpenter,human resources director. Kim oversees the duty rosters for the community watch andcoordinates with tenant units to ensure casualty and community watch duties are covered.During the recent Command Inspection Program, he was singled out for helping USAG-Yongsan earn a commendable rating for the organization’s publications accounts. “He isextremely conscientious and polite in the execution of his duties,” Carpenter said. “Heleads by example and ensures that his Soldiers are well cared for.”Where do you call home? program. How do you feel about that?I was born in Gangneung, Gangwon, To say the truth, I was quite Kenneth Fidlerbut was raised in Seoul for 24 years, and dumbfounded at first when I learned theconsider it my home. news. I just did my (job), and one day I am awarded for a job I had continued to Sgt. Kim Hyun-sukDid you ever live abroad? do. But it did feel good. Soldiers, it would not have been possible.I have never lived abroad, but I have Position: Administrative specialist,been to the state of Virginia to visit my How did you learn your job? U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Director- It must have been difficult to learn how ate of Human Resourcesgrandparents. I learned from everybody working in the to manage publications. Was it? Career: 21 months as a KATUSA, or office. My supervisor (Mr. Carpenter) and I thought publication management Korean Augmentee Troop to the U.S.How long have you been a KATUSA? Sonja Goodman (HR specialist) especially would be so at first, too, but it only took Army. Serves as assistant PlatoonI enrolled as a KATUSA last May, and it’s watched out for me a lot. Sometimes, I a step-by-step regulation-reading and a Sergeant for 2nd Platoon, Headquar-been 21 months already. did have to dig through some regulations lot of help from officials. I have become ters and Headquarters Company, to set a rough outline for my work. Other “computerized,” and it is not that difficult USAG-Yongsan. Graduated SeoulWhy did you choose to be a KATUSA? times, I asked my predecessors for help. any more. High School in 2002. Attended Han-I wanted to learn more, experience more, guk University of Foreign Studies inand interact more with people from a When you first came to this job, how did Seoul, majoring in English Literature. What do you like to do in your sparedifferent country. Simply put, I do not you feel about it? time? I consider it an honor to receive thislike anything ordinary or normal. Out It was my first time I had ever worked I love companionship with friends. award and I am very thankful. It is notof 600,000 Korean Soldiers nationwide, in a professional environment, and it Sometimes we play computer games or easy to concentrate fully on our work.there are only 3,000 KATUSAs. I wanted seemed like a huge load of responsibility chat over both good and bad things. But if we work hard with a consciousness,to be part of the “minor” group. in the beginning. It is not an easy job Music and reading are other hobbies I I believe it is an opportunity anyone can for a KATUSA to perform on his own. constantly enjoy. achieve. Many KATUSAs try to displayYou were recognized by the headquarters However, with some perseverance and their abilities, and if they are properlyinspection team with a Commendable endurance, it isn’t that demanding. Again, As the only KATUSA honored with the helped and assisted, they, too, can haverating for your publication management without my section officials and fellow highest rating, what are your thoughts? potential. “Around Yongsan” is a place to publish your photos of commu- ganization; describe the action; name and date of event; name of AROUND YONGSAN nity events. Send high-quality digital photos to yongsan@korea. photographer; and a contact name and phone number. Photos will army.mil. Include the following information with each photo: iden- be published based on quality and space availability and may be TAKE YOUR PIC tify people in the photo with first name, last name, rank, and or- posted to the Garrison web site at http://yongsan.korea.army.mil. SUPER BOWL FEVER: Fans react to the New York Giants game-turning touchdown during the Super Bowl party Feb. 4 at the Main Post Club. The party attracted nearly 300 people and feautred prizes and give-aways. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Lee Min-hwi CHEERLEADING CLINC: St. Louis Rams Cheerleader Megan B. leads about 30 Yongsan youth in a cheerleading clinic Feb. 1 at Collier Field House. The cheerleaders performed at military installations throughout Korea Jan. 30 through Feb. 4 as part of an Armed Forces Entertainment tour, including a performance at Seoul American High School and at Super Bowl parties Feb. 4. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Lee Min-hwi For more on these stories, go to http://yongsan.korea.army.mil
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 12http://yongsan.korea.army.mil AREA II THE MORNING CALM PAID ADVERTISINGTribute to a fallen SoldierL ast week, the Yongsan Garrison in. Most importantly, he had faith in what community lost a very close friend. he was doing for his country. Capt. Michael A. Norman died Jan. His loss is a reminder to us all that31 of injuries sustained from an Improvised the freedoms many Americans takeExplosive Device for granted are notin Iraq. without sacrifice. Michael left “His troops gravitated to Michael was doinghere in March him and thirsted for his his part as a Soldier,2007 after servingas commander brand of leadership. It was as a citizen, as he Patriot. He knew aof Headquarters obvious to me he truly lived was in harm’s wayand HeadquartersCompany, U.S. by the Army values.” to protect the very freedoms he livedArmy Garrison- for. It’s the ultimateYongsan. As I talked to people who knew sacrifice. He will never be forgotten.and worked with him and learned more On Feb. 6, our community gathered atabout him, it was quite obvious he had a the South Post Chapel to remember him,monumental impact on the people whose including former KATUSA Soldiers wholives he touched. served under Michael’s command. It was He was a respected leader, husband and quite emotional to watch them each givefather. His devotion to his family and his Michael one final salute. Even thoughuniform is to be honored and emulated. they have since left the Army, when theyHe was a consummate professional, a heard of Michael’s death, they made itSoldier’s Soldier. His troops gravitated a point to return. That, to me, is such ato him and thirsted for his brand of great honor.leadership. It was obvious to me he truly Capt. Michael A. Norman died for hislived by the Army values. He led from his country, and he will always be rememberedheart and stood up for what he believed as one of our own.Fire safety prep: planning escape routeBy John Derengowski You need to practice it regularly so that inChief, Fire Prevention Division the event of a fire everyone knows exactly what to do. Fire can spread through your home or Did you know that only one out of fourapartment at lightning speed. Americans have planned AND practiced their When the smoke alarm sounds, you home escape plan?may have only seconds or minutes to escape Learning about escape planning and whatsafely. kids and families can do to escape safely in That’s why it’s so important that families the event of a home fire. PAID ADVERTISINGdevelop an escape plan and have an operational Home fires can be deadly, but by followingsmoke detector in your place of residence. these safety tips, you’ll be helping to make But it isn’t enough just to have a plan. your family safer. Escape Planning Checklist • Have you drawn a floor plan of your security bars, do the bars have quick- home, marking two ways out of each room, release devices inside so that they can be including windows and doors? opened in an emergency? • Are escape routes clear and do doors • Have you picked an outside meeting and windows open easily? place (i.e., neighbor’s house, a light post, mailbox, or stop sign) a safe distance in • Are smoke alarms installed in every front of your home where everyone can sleeping room, outside each sleeping area meet after they’ve escaped? and on every level of the home? • Is your street number easy to see • Are smoke alarms tested at monthly? from the road to help the fire department • Has someone been assigned to find your home? help infants, young children, older adults • Does everyone in the home know the or family members needing help in an fire department’s emergency number? emergency? • If windows or doors in your home have • Have you practiced your escape plan?
    • FEBRUARY 15, 2008 NEWS IMCOM-K • PAGE 13 http://imcom.korea.army.milFrom the Command Sergeant Major:Moving left of the boom on motorcycle accidentsSpecial to The Morning Calm Weekly composite risk management, standards Some of these incidents indicate that fatigue, accident prevention measures, but in every and provides alternatives, as well as a drinking and lack of engaged leadership way that involves the safety of Soldiers in Spring is the traditional start for commander’s assessment. The focus of the among fellow NCOs were paramount in our ranks. In closing, safety is inextricablymotorcycle riding and, for many riders, program is engaged leadership through the Soldiers death. tied to readiness. To move “left of theDaytona Bike Week (Feb. 29 through positive assertion of proactive measures and Department of Defense Instruction boom,” we must go beyond the lecturesMarch 9) marks the unofficial beginning of standards. I 6055.4 and Army Regulation 385-10, and instruction on risk management andthe season. Numbers indicate motorcycle In fiscal 2007, there were 38 Soldiers Army Safety Program, Chapter 11, state ensure it is being practiced within our ranks.sales have steadily increased over the years, killed in motorcycle accidents. Our data that Soldiers operating a motorcycle must While risk management remains the basicand riding is a popular activity or mode of indicates that 65 percent of these motorcycle complete safety training. It has been my process by which we can reduce accidents,transportation among our ranks. As engaged accidents involved Soldiers older than the experience that Soldiers believe that these remember engaged Leadership is the key toLeaders, we need to ensure Soldiers are age of 25. Of these mishaps, 60 percent regulations only apply when they are riding risk management.aware of the tools/resources made available involved Soldiers in the grade of E-5 or on post, which is not true. The regulation As an aid, I encourage you to work closelyto them. higher. What concerns me most about states failure to wear personal protective with your safety professionals and visit our The Chief of Staff, Army, now requires these numbers, aside from the horrific loss equipment or comply with licensing or Web site at https://crc.army. mil, whichthe Six Point Program developed by the of life, is these fatalities include our senior operator training requirements is against contains helpful tools regarding motorcycleU.S. Army Combat Readiness/ Safety noncommissioned officer ranks. In some the regulation. safety. The Motorcycle Safety FoundationCenter be used by all Army units. It is motorcycle crashes involving fatalities, the Coupled with the Six Point Program, also has some great tips available on its Webthe minimum standard. This program sequence of events leading up to the incident please remember to be diligent and continue site, which can be found at http://msf-usa.requires command emphasis, discipline, indicate these deaths were preventable. to move “left of the boom,” not just in org. Army Safe is Army Strong!Motorcycle safety graduates first ever KATUSA how important safety is. One example is “Even if you have a license, you, as gear. Six pieces of equipment are needed a KATUSA, are not allowed to ride aby Pfc. Lee, Kyung Yul His NCOIC, Sgt. 1st Class Thurman for safe riding: a helmet with shatterproof motorcycle on post, which is kind of8th U.S. Army Public Affairs Hogan, asked if Kim wanted to take the eye protection, full-length trousers, a long- unfortunate,” Kim said. “However, I think course. Kim said he decided to give it a try, sleeved shirt or jacket, sturdy footgear that it is well worth trying the class if you are Lots of Korean Augmentees to the U.S. but didn’t realize he was the first KATUSA provides over-ankle coverage, full-fingered interested in motorcycles, just to keepArmy have an interest in motorcycles, but to ever take the class until after registration. gloves and a reflective vest. yourself safe off post.”the 412th Engineer Command at Yongsan The biggest secret though is Kim had never On the second day, he spent most of time The Basic Rider Course is open tohas the first to attain a Motorcycle Safety ridden a motorcycle in his life until he took outside practicing how to ride a motorcycle anyone interested in motorcycles, SoldierBasic Rider Course License. the class. “I always thought that it would be on a “loaner bike” provided by and for the or KATUSA. The class is mandatory for Cpl. Kim, Jong Hun is the first KATUSA fun to ride but never actually got a chance course. Kim said he believes that two days Soldiers who want to ride motorcycles onto attend the course, fulfilling a lifelong before,” Kim said. of class will help people a lot in getting more post. There is also an Experienced Riderinterest in motorcycles. The first day of Kim’s class emphasized used to motorcycles. course. For details, call 724-3040.
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 14 http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALMAAFES ‘Green’ initiatives expected to pay off for military community Special to The Morning Calm Weekly of electricity with standard lighting. Testing of a new generation of energy efficient fixtures has yielded savings of up 44 percent. The Department of Defense’s oldest and largest retailer, the Army & Air Force Exchange Recognized as an ENERGY STAR® retailer, AAFES began an aggressive trainingService, is embarking on a variety of energy-saving initiatives to reduce its impact on the program in August 2007 to help its main store associates better assist energy-consciousenvironment and strengthen the exchange benefit military families have come to depend shoppers. An on-going ENERGY STAR® awareness campaign is now branching out beyondon. appliances and electronics as the AAFES stock assortment now features a 20 percent mix From vending machines to gas station canopies, AAFES is implementing “green” of Compact Fluorescent Lighting options that use less energy and have a longer-rated lifeinitiatives at exchange facilities on Army and Air Force installations across the globe. than conventional light bulbs. “AAFES is a global retailer with more than 3,100 facilities in some 30 countries,” said CFL purchases at AAFES activities have grown steadily in the past two years, increasingAAFES’ Energy Program Manager Ann Scott. “Considering the size and scope of our from 8.2 percent of retail lighting sales in 2006 to 10 percent in 2007. Launched in Februarymission, it makes sense to evaluate every possible ‘green’ option available. Fortunately, new 2008, AAFES’ CFL light bulb awareness campaign is focused on the prominent displayopportunities to save energy and increase earnings are growing every day.” of CFL products and options. More options are turning into reduced energy consumption in AAFES’ vending “The CFL initiative is consistent with the military’s goal to cut energy costs and protectoperations as 40 additional ENERGY STAR® beverage vending machine models became the environment,” said AAFES’ Senior Vice President of Sales Maggie Burgess. “Compactavailable in 2007. With older vending machines consuming some 192 kwh per month florescent bulbs will go a long way in meeting these objectives as they use 75 percent lesscompared to 172.5 kwh for ENERGY STAR® versions, AAFES is focused on ensuring at energy than standard lighting and last up to 10 times longer.”least 10 percent or more of their 21,000 beverage machines are ENERGY STAR® compliant In addition to the merchandise inside the store, AAFES designers and architectsbefore the end of 2008. Successful expansion of ENERGY STAR® beverage vending from its Real Estate division and industry partners are pursing initiatives in energy andmachines from 1,664 currently in place at AAFES to 2,264 is projected to generate annual environmental design with the US Green Building Council LEED NC Retail pilot programsavings of more than $42,000 once the 10 percent target is met. that focuses on energy and water reduction efforts to decrease operating costs and earth “Drinks stay cold, less energy is used and AAFES is able to return the savings to the friendly materials to positively impact the environment and community.annual dividend this command annually provides to the military community,” said AAFES’ “We’re incorporating sustainability initiatives for long term improvements to theCommander Brig. Gen. Keith Thurgood. “It’s smart business decisions like this that will environment, energy consumption reduction and to protect earnings for the Army andmake it possible for AAFES to deliver even more in the coming decade than the $2.4 billion Air Force MWR programs from energy cost increases,” said AAFES’ Senior Vice Presidentit provided the Armed Forces in the past 10 years.” of Real Estate Dan Metsala. “The Shopping Center new construction projects being From cool beverages to hot food, AAFES is also partnering with a number of name- developed for Ft. Polk, Randolph AFB, Ft. Belvoir and Ft. Bliss will set a new standardbrand franchises to reduce energy consumption in its fast food offerings. Taco Bell, Burger for us in energy efficiency as we go forward”.King and Subway are just a few of AAFES’ name-brand partners that are leading the way All four projects are seeking LEED Silver certification. Construction of the first twoin inventive “pollution solutions” such as adjustable HVAC systems that run based on AAFES LEED retail pilot facilities are scheduled to begin at Ft. Polk and Randolph AFBneed versus a constant rate, eco-friendly building designs, LED menu boards and concept later this year with grand openings anticipated around December 2009.signing, as well as energy efficient refrigeration and heating methods. “Cleaning up the environment begins at home. For AAFES facilities residing on Army Historically, fast food facilities, main exchanges and shoppettes have accounted for the and Air Force installations across the globe, ‘home’ is the military community,” saidmajority of energy consumption at AAFES. Shoppettes, essentially the military version of Thurgood. “As such, I’m excited about the steps AAFES is taking to make the ‘homes’convenience stores, often have gas pumps that require constant lighting for drivers to be we share with military Families better places to live, work and, of course, shop thanks toable to fill up 24/7. The canopies that cover these pumps can easily consume 6,000 watts reduced energy consumption, increased dividends and a better quality of life.” Sorority sponsors College Fair ILE Instructors Wanted: Army Reserve majors and lieutenant colonels wanted to teach the Army Reserve Intermediate Level Education Course. Must be MEL 4 The Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. are sponsoring their 1st annual College Fair Saturday, qualified, meet the Army height/weight standards, and be April 19 from noon – 4 p.m. at the Seoul American Elementary School cafeteria. Volunteers are willing to join the 490th Multi Function training Brigade. needed to represent their college, university or service academy. If you are interested in participating, POC: Col. Davenport, 723-4394, Dennis.Davenport@us.army.mil please call 010-3125-0466 or e-mail ROKDSTCollegeFair@hotmail.com. February 15-21 Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Casey Enchanted The Mist Enchanted Cloverfield Enchanted I am Legend The Mist 730-7354 (PG) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (PG) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. Henry Meet the Spartans Charlie Wilson’s War Meet the Spartans Charlie Wilson’s War No Show No Show No Show 768-7724 (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Humphreys Untraceable Untraceable Untraceable Charlie Wilson’s War Charlie Wilson’s War P.S. I Love You P.S. 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    • FEBRUARY 15, 2008 CHAPLAIN IMCOM-K • PAGE 15 http://imcom.korea.army.milWhat will this year bring? Area III Lent, Easter ServicesNavigate the New Year with God The Holy Week Services are as follows:by Chaplain (Maj.) John Sutton602nd ASB, USAG Humphreys Palm Sunday, March 16:W e have begun a new year. As we move into this New Year, I Mass 0900 Freedom Chapel am sure some of us may be asking ourselves: what will this Protestant Liturgical Service 0900 Zoeckler Station Chapel New Year bring? If you are like me, you may worry about Collective Protestant Service 1100 Freedom Chapel Gospel Service 1300 Freedom Chapelwhat will happen in 2008. For instance, where will my next assign- Contemporary Service 1800 Freedom Chapelment be? What will my next assignment be like? The person I willwork for, what will he or she be like? Will the family be happy there? Holy Week:Will I be deployed? What will this year bring? Jesus said, “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow, will bring Mass (Daily) Monday-Thursday 1145 Freedom Chapelworries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Matthew6:34 Maundy-Thursday - Liturgical Protestant Communion Service An unknown author wrote: There are two days in every week 1900 Zoeckler Station Chapelabout which we should not worry, two days which should be kept free Holy Thursdayfrom fear and apprehension. One of those days is Yesterday with all 1900 Mass of the Lord’s Supperof its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains.Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All of the money Good Friday Servicesin the world cannot bring back Yesterday. We cannot undo a single 1200, 1300 and 1800 Freedom Chapelact we performed; we cannot erase a single word we said. Yesterday Stations of the Cross and Veneration of the Cross, Reading of the Passion and Holy Communionis gone forever. The other day we should not worry about is Tomorrow with all Good Friday Gathering (i.e. movie night and fellowship centered on the Passion of Christ movie)of its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promise and its poor Feb. 21: 1900 - 2200 Freedom Chapelperformance. Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control. Holy Saturday--Vigil Mass of the ResurrectionTomorrow’s sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds, 2000but it will rise. And until it does, we have no stake in Tomorrow, forit is yet to be born. Easter Sunday, March 23: This leaves only one day, Today. Any person can fight the battle ofjust one day. It is when you and I add the burdens of those two awful Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service 0630 CACeternities, Yesterday and Tomorrow. It is then, we break down. It is Special Speaker CH (LTC) Frank Jackson, 2ID Chaplainnot the experience of Today that drives a person mad. It is the remorseor bitterness of something which happened Yesterday and the dread of Ecumenical Easter Breakfast 0800 Tommy D’swhat Tomorrow may bring. Easter Sunday Mass 0900 Freedom Chapel Let us, therefore Live, but one day at a time and may your daytoday, be blessed.
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 16http://imcom.korea.army.mil FEATURE THE MORNING CALMLunar New Year warms winter chill in Area IV Lunar New Year is one of the biggest holidays for Koreans. To celebrate the new year in Korea, family members and relatives get together and share well-wishing remarks with one another. They eat rice cake soup called ‘Tteokgook’ and play many kinds of traditional games like spin- ning tops, Yootnori and flying kites. — U.S. Army Photos By Cpl. Na Kyung-chulDaegu hosts Korea Region BOSS Forum USAG Daegu hosted the 18th annual Korea Region BOSS Forum from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1. The Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers (BOSS) program improves the overall quality of life for Soldiers. For more photos and a story about the BOSS Forum, see page 25 and 26. — U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Na Kyung-chul and Sgt. Eboni Whitfield
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 18http://imcom.korea.army.mil MWR THE MORNING CALM Shelby Brown Tour comes to Korean peninsula From the city that brought you Smokey, Marvin, and Gladys comes Motown sensation and recording artist Shelby Brown. Led by veteran saxophonist and songwriter Shelby Brown, he and his band cook up a delicious platter of cool jazz with a hearty helping of soul on the side. Catch the remaining shows today at Osan AB Challenger Club at 6:30 p.m. or Feb. 16 at Camp Casey Gateway Club at 7 p.m. 2008 Eighth Army Racquetball Championship The Eighth Army Racquetball Championship is scheduled to take place March 5–8 at the Camp Carroll Gym. Participants must qualify through their area command regional qualifying events. For more information, contact your local MWR Sports Office or DSN 725-5064. 2008 Eighth Army Bataan Death March Qualifier The 8th annual Bataan Death March Qualifier will take place at Camp Casey, Carey Fitness Center on Feb. 23. This is the qualifying event for the Eighth Army teams that will participate at The Bataan Memorial Marathon Road March at White Sands Missile Range. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race kicks off at 8:45 a.m. This event is open to active duty military personnel assigned to Eighth Army Installations. For more information, contact your local Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports Office or DSN 732-6927.
    • February 15, 2008 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 21 http://imcom.korea.army.milU.S., ROK aviation battalions team upduring combined training exerciseby Capt. Brad Deloach2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Public AffairsUSAG HUMPHREYS — Soldiers fromBravo Company, 602nd Aviation SupportBattalion braved the extreme cold, highwinds and the language barrier to conducta combined downed aircraft recoverydemonstration with the 301st Republic ofKorea Aviation Battalion. Nine Soldiers from Company B, led by1st Lt. Brandon Spence, got the call that aROK CH-47 Chinook had been downedwhen simulated small arms fire struck ahydraulic line and a wiring harness. The downed aircraft recovery teamjumped aboard a U.S. UH-60L Blackhawkand took off to repair the downedChinook. Once on the scene, the team set upsecurity around the Blackhawk. After the Blackhawk departed, the teamwent to work. They assessed the damage and beganrepairing the disabled aircraft. Twenty minutes later, the simulateddamage had been repaired, the aircraft wasready to rejoin the fight and the team was A Soldier from 602nd ASB pulls security while another monitors a UH-60 during combined training. — U.S. Army Photo By Capt. Brad Deloachready for extraction. This simulated downed aircraft was battle damage and repair kits composed of This allowed for members of both armies operations.the culminating event of the combined 11 different boxes that can be assembled to come together to show off their abilities, The 602nd ASB briefed ROK armydemonstration. together to fix any aircraft that may go down discuss their equipment and compare tactics commanders on aerial recovery operations Maj. David Law, Company B commander, in the U.S. Army inventory. and procedures with their ROK or U.S. in Fall ‘07.briefed members of the 301st ROK Avn. Members of the ROK 70th Aviation counterparts. “This was a great training experienceBattalion on his unit’s DART procedures. Support Battalion also attended the This is not the first time that the 602nd not only for us but for the ROK army, and After the brief, leaders of the 301st briefing. ASB and the 301st ROK Aviation Battalion helped the foundation for future trainingROK Aviation Battalion and the ROK They were on hand to show their have come together to train and discuss events and it helped to strengthen our2nd Aviation Brigade were shown the new battalion downed aircraft recovery kits. maintenance and DART and BDAR relationships between our two battalions2-2 ‘Wild Card’ braves and the brigades,” Law said.frigid weather for live-fireby Pfc. Edward Kulik B, 2-2 Aviation.2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs Soldiers had the opportunity to attempt firing twice, once during the day and onceUSAG HUMPHREYS — The day was at night and are given approximately twocold as pilots and crew chiefs loaded into hundred rounds to fire at silhouettes anda Blackhawk with two M240’s set out for a terrain features.mission only a few get the privilege to do. “The only difference between the day With the chill and frigid air blowing in and night training is that when night comestheir faces, the two gunners stationed on around the use of goggles are needed,”opposite sides of the aircraft were alert for Benavides said.their objectives. Although the exercise may seem simple, Weapons blazed as the Blackhawk small factors such as variations within theflew through the sky and fired off live training climate and wind speed can have anammunition. Crashes and booms couldbe heard from the containment area not impact on the outcome of the training. “I think it is easier to do the training in Army Inspector General visits 35th ADAfar away. The quarterly scheduled training the summer because you do not have the Army Inspector General Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Green speaks with soldiers from 35th Airevent ran through the beginning of January wind adding a chill factor like in the winter. Defense Artillery Brigade on the importance of their mission on the Korean peninsulaand was carried out by 2nd Battalion 2nd Also, down on the ground you do not have during his visit Jan. 31. Green also reenlisted nine soldiers, gave coins to 14 warfightersCombat Aviation Brigade “Wild Card,” a wind factor trying to push your weapon for various accomplishments and promoted Capt. James Tolbert, the brigade’s communi-pushing Soldiers to perform the knowledge around,” Benavides said. cation officer, and Capt. Michele C. Torne, the brigade’s assistant training officer, to theirthey have learned within the confines of Crew chiefs only get the chance to next grade. With the help of Col. James H. Dickinson, the brigade’s commander, Greenan aircraft. participate in this type of exercise twice a awarded Delta Battery, 1st Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery, with a “Good Order and Taking two Soldiers at a time, each is year. Discipline” streamer for going 90 days without an alcoholic incident, curfew violation or re-given the chance to fire at staged targets. However, it stands as the third and final portable accidents. Green received a tour of the brigade’s operation center from Dickinson “The left side will fire during the first part of the crew chiefs annual proficiency and Command Sgt. Maj. James T. Carr, the brigade command sergeant major, and left af-pass and the right side will fire during the readiness test which includes class time and ter thanking the Soldiers for their dedication to their country and their service. The tour wassecond pass on the way back to our landing a written exam, proving persistence is key in Green’s last trip on active duty; he retired Feb. 1 after 38 years of service. — U.S. Armysite,” said Pfc. Ever Benavides, Company accomplishing their goals and missions. Photo By Pfc. Gretchen N. Goodrich, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Public Affairs
    • USAG-H • PAGE 22www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA III THE MORNING CALM News & Notes HAES students blow top off Earth Science Volcanic eruptions amaze 4th graders Army Nurse Corps seeks Soldiers looking for change Are you interested in becoming a health care provider? Do you know of any Sol- USAG HUMPHREYS — diers who are interested in continuing their USAG Humphreys American education? Do you want a free education Elementary School fourth while receiving full pay and benefits? Now grade students are learning there is a program in place for you or one of about what the earth’s surface your Soldiers to take advantage of. The In- terservice Physician Assistant Program, the is like and how volcanoes AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program, change the earth. the Funded Nurse Education Program and As a part of their study other AMEDD training opportunities are curriculum in Earth Science, open to officers, warrant offices and enlist- the students recently ed Soldiers. Briefings will be conducted at conducted an erupting different times throughout December. For volcano science experiment. more information contact 1st Lt. Warrentina The experiment gave the Berry at 011-9972-9268. students a visual about what a volcanic eruption is like. Virtues Volunteers Needed at USO Korea HAES students constructed The Virtues English Program allows ac- the volcanos with plastic tive-duty Servicemembers to volunteer two bottles, dirt, water and red Saturdays per month (second and fourth food coloring to make the Saturday). Being a volunteer for the Virtues water look more like lava. English classes will help to satisfy your They created the explosion Good Neighbor Program requirement. For by adding baking soda and more information, call Mi-Hwa and Minna liquid dish soap to the water at 724-7781. (left to right) Allen Mills, Faisaun Pharr and Robert Sherrod build a volcano for their Earth Science erupting -- then adding vinegar. volcano science experiment at Humphreys American Elementary School Jan. 31. — Photos By Angela Shoff Humphreys CDC Child and Youth Services, Child Develop- Editors Note: Information provided ment Center is currently looking for Pro- by Angela Shoff, USAG Humphreys American gram Assistants to fill full-time, part-time, Elementary School Fourth Grade teacher. and flex positions, which are willing to support the CYS program hours, 5:15 a.m. - 6 p.m. Salary ranges from $10 - $13.12 per hour based on education level (Child Development Associates, completion of the Army Youth Practicum, possession of AA degree or higher with major emphasis on Early Childhood Education. The ‘Little Mermaid’ Audition An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre, the original adapta- tion of ‘The Little Mermaid” Feb. 26 at the USAG-Humphreys CAC at 3 p.m. Approxi- mately 50 roles are available; students ages Kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to audition. No advance (left to right) Maliki Smalls, Krystal Brown, Alexis Mckee and SaeAh Chong, fourth graders at preparation is necessary. Assistant direc- tors will also aid in rehearsals throughout Humphreys American Elementary School, get the chance the to cause an explosion with their the week. The Little Mermaid performance science project. (left) This lava spewing volcano was created by Maddie Gist, another fourth will be March 1, at 2 .p.m. and 7 p.m. at the grader at HAES. The volcano is one of many created during the erupting volcano experiment. USAG-H CAC . If interested in auditioning and for more information call Joon Auci at 753-8601/7619 or 8507. Walk-ins are also welcome. Free Bowling on Fridays Military in uniform can enjoy free bowling every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Humphreys Strike Zone and Long Bowling Centers. The snack bars will be open for your convenience. Call 754-5722 for more information. Youth Piano Player Needed The Missoula Children’s Theater will be coming to USAG-H in late February. MWR is seeking a youth piano player for this mu- sical. This will be a paid position. Please call 753-8601 for more information. Laser Tag Saturday Special On the last Saturday of each month enjoy Laser Tag for only $1 per game. Game cards will be honored at the rate of 2 games for 1 punch. Please Send Us Stories and Photos USO celebration at Humphreys To submit info for publishing in The Morn- The USAG-Humphreys USO celebrated its birthday during a cake cutting ceremony Feb. 1. Soldiers from all over Area III participated in the ing Calm Weekly, USAG Humphreys com- event: (front row left to right) Pfc. Knaggs Kyle, Battery B, 1st Battalion 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Sidney Johnson, USO coordina- mon pages, call 754-6132, 8847 or 8598. tor, Pfc. Jordana Dominicelli, Battery B, 1-7 ADA and Spc. James McNair, 501st Signal Company (back row left to right) Naatjes Haeyoung Or e-mail andre.butler@korea.army.mil. and Yang SooJin, Humphreys USO, Pfc. Darrell Hansen and Spc. Aaron Banda, Battery B, 1-7 ADA. — U.S. Army Photo By Andre Butler
    • February 15, 2008 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 23 http://imcom.korea.army.milWonju’s ‘Half Attack’ wins 8th Armyintramural crown, RC’s ‘Old School’takes Over 33 title at Humphreysby Mike MooneyUSAG-H Morale, Welfare and RecreationsUSAG HUMPHREYS — History was made in theEighth Army Company-Level Intramural BasketballChampionships here Feb. 2 as Headquarters Company, 1stBattalion 2nd Combat Aviation (Attack) captured the firstteam title won by a Wonju club, topping 18th MEDCOMof Yongsan, 68-41 in the finals. Meanwhile, USAG-Red Cloud captured the Over 33Basketball crown, 80-73, over USAG-Yongsan. Neither Half Attack out of Camp Eagle nor Old Schoolout of Red Cloud made it easy on themselves as bothwere forced into the “If ” games of the double eliminationtournaments. “We have had Eighth Army Champions in individualsports,” said Wonju Sports Director Charles Rodgers, “butwe’ve never been close to a team title. This has been a greatyear for Half Attack as it advanced to the Eighth ArmyTournament in Flag Football. And we had a Wonju softballteam qualify for Eighth Army a couple of years ago. Butnow we have a team that managed to win it all in basketball.Usually, we have trouble getting out of Area III.” DeAngeleo Boyd and Jamar Pitts led the way for Wonju,scoring 22 and 26 points respectively, with Soloman Buieadding 11. Half Attack had the game put away by half-time,leading 38-19 at the intermission. That was reminiscent of the first time the two teams metin the Winner’s Bracket Finals – a game won by Wonju,79-47. But it was nothing like the originally planned finalswhere 18th MEDCOM jumped into a 37-29 half-time leadand rolled to a 72-58 win, forcing the extra game. “We had the same thing happen to us in the openinground of the Area III Tournament (getting beaten badly)and came back through the Loser’s Bracket to win the topseed,” Rodgers said. “Sometimes, we didn’t play up to ourability, but when it came down to the nitty-gritty, we werethere.” In addition to their Eighth Army team trophies, the13 members of the team received Area III Championshipjackets from the USAG-Humphreys Family and MWRprogram. The red, white and blue jackets are traditionally presentedto Area III teams that win Eighth Army titles – a newexperience for Camp Eagle. Meanwhile in the Over 33 Tournament, USAG-Red Cloud had beaten Yongsan, 50-41, in the Winner’sBracket Finals but couldn’t get anything going in theoriginal championship and got buried, 70-47, forcing thetournament into the “If ” game. Mario Coursey scored 31 and Glenn Franklin added 21in the finals, off-setting the 44 scored by Yongsan’s scoringmachine, A.J. Haskins. Old School trailed 35-34 at half, but outscored Yongsan Jamaine Carter, Wonju (23), launches a short jumper over the heads of three 18th MEDCOM, Yongsan, defenders in the 8th46-38 in the final 16 minutes to capture the title. Army Company-level Championships, won by Headquarters, 1-2 Aviation. — U.S. Army Photo By Mike Mooney Scores and Stats SCORES OVER 33 CHAMPIONSHIP (USAG-RED CLOUD (Area I) FG FTM-A PF Points 15 -- HHC, 1/2 Aviation 68, HHC, 18th MEDCOM 41 (Championship) Jones 0 1-1 1 1 14 -- 18th MEDCOM 72, HHC, 1/2 Aviation 58 Franklin 8 4-6 2 21 HHC, 1/2 AVIATION, WONJU 13 -- 18th MEDCOM 53, F-144 45 Brown 0 0-0 2 0 HHC, 18TH MEDCOM, YONGSAN 12 -- F-144 60, HHC, 1st Signal 50 Williams 1 0-1 3 2 FG FTM-A PF Points 11 -- HHC, 1/2 Aviation 79, 18th MEDCOM 47 Colen 3 2-4 3 9 FG FTM-A PF Points Strong 0 0-0 1 0 10 -- HHC, 1st Signal 58, G Co, 302nd BSB 57 Coursey 10 11-14 2 31 Avery 2 0-0 3 4 Oaks 2 0-0 3 4 9 -- F-144 85, 25th Transportation 75 Adams 4 0-0 1 9 Jones 3 2-2 2 8 Carter 0 2-2 1 2 8 – HHC, 1/2 Aviation 71, F-11 65 Evans 3 1-4 1 7 Tally 1 2-2 2 4 Buie 5 1-1 1 11 7 – 18th MEDCOM 79, G Co, 302 BSB 60 TOTALS 29 19-30 15 80 Charatain 1 0-0 1 2 Pitts 8 6-6 0 26 6 -- HHC, 1st Signal 68, 61st Maintenance 56 Williams 2 0-0 1 4 Boyd 10 2-4 2 22 5 -- 25th Transportation 63, 3rd MI 50 OVER 30 SCORES Rose 5 0-0 1 13 Sparks 1 0-0 1 3 4 -- F-144 70, HHC, 1st Signal 68 USAG-Red Cloud 80, USAG-Yongsan 73 (Championship) Barnett 1 2-2 5 4 3 -- HHC, 1/2 Aviation 73, 61st Maintenance 65 USAG-Yongsan 70, USAG-Red Cloud 47 Honeyblue 1 0-1 0 2 TOTALS 26 11-13 9 68 2 -- G Co, 302nd BSB 70, 25th Transportation 46 USAG-Yongsan 54, USAG-Humphreys 49 TOTALS 16 6-7 15 41 1 -- 18th MEDCOM 73, 3rd MI 57 USAG-Red Cloud 50, USAG-Yongsan 41
    • FEBRUARY 15, 2008 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 25 www.imcom.korea.army.milUSAG Daegu hosts its first AnnualKorea Region BOSS Forum with style the Soldiers and MWR advisors to have a Outstanding MWR Advisor: Mr. Glenn good time but also increased their capability Groome, Camp Carroll to enhance their own BOSS program in Outstanding Military Advisor: Command their areas. “This was one of the best Korea Sgt. Maj. Jason Kim, USAG Humphreys Region BOSS Forums that I have attended Installation BOSS President of the Year: in Korea,” said Lattanzi. Spc. Christy Chatham, Camp Red Cloud. The 18th Annual Korea Region BOSS The Best Event, Best Installation, and Forum Awards banquet capped off a week Best Continuity Books were divided into of training and competitions featuring guest two size groups, those installations with a speaker Maj. Gen. Michael A. Kuehr, deputy Single Soldier population under 750 and commanding general of the Eighth United those over 750. States Army. Kuehr spoke to the Soldiers, Best Event Competition expressing to them that the BOSS program First Place, under 750: Camp Henry/ is an important program and needs Soldiers Walker who are willing to work hard and constantly Runner up, under 750: Camp Stanley create new ideas and activities that will Fi r s t P l a c e , o v e r 7 5 0 : C a m p improve the single Soldier’s life while they Humphreys are stationed in Korea. Ru n n e r u p, ove r 7 5 0 : Yo n g s a n Whitfield said, “I really enjoyed the Garrison banquet, and Maj. Gen. Kuehr confirming Best Installation Competition:USAG Daegu Command Sgt. Maj. Patricia A. Keit talks with group members who participated that all the senior leaders across the Korean First Place, under 750: Camp Henry/in the BOSS Forum. — U.S. Army Photos By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul Peninsula support BOSS.” “The program Walkerby Samuel G. Hudson people to think more clearly, efficiently and can be as big as our imagination can take us Runner up, under 750: Camp StanleyUSAG Daegu Public Affairs systematically. The objective is to achieve as long as we are willing to work and stay First Place, over 750: Camp Humphreys both quality and speed within a deadline. dedicated to the program.” Gonzalez said, Runner up, over 750: Camp Red CloudCAMP WALKER — USAG Daegu recently Process facilitation is supportive, focused “Maj. Gen. Kuehr had me so motivated Runner up, over 750: Camp Caseyhosted the 18th annual Korea Region BOSS on results, reality-based, flexible, visible that I was writing down new ideas and who Continuity:Forum, the first ever held in Daegu, from and clear. I need to work with in order to accomplish First Place, under 750: Camp Henry/Jan. 29 – Feb. 1. The BOSS Forum rotates “Grigsby made learning the new process what I wanted to do for the program at Walkerbetween the Areas in Korea and this year, very easy and exciting and I feel very Camp Casey.” The banquet was extremely Runner up, under 750: Camp StanleySoldiers from across the peninsula had an confident that I will be able to implement well-attended, with over 140 participants and First Place, over 750: Yongsan Garrisonopportunity to come down to Daegu and this process very smoothly and improve the performances by the Keimyong University R u n n e r u p, ov e r 7 5 0 : C a m pexperience some BOSS hospitality. flow and productivity of our meetings,” said String Quartet, a traditional Korean fan Humphreys Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Area One BOSS Coordinator, Camp Casey dance show by Kyeungbuk Arts High The 18th annual Korea Region BOSSis a U.S. Army program for single and SSG Lucia Gonzalez. “The training that School and an unexpected surprise visit by Forum was not all work and no play. Thereunaccompanied Soldiers which address their we are providing the BOSS personnel will the Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders. Kuehr were activities planned for all. “We wantedquality of life by providing opportunities show them how to conduct an effective and said one of the keys to success for the BOSS the Soldiers and MWR advisors to havefor recreation, leisure and community efficient BOSS meeting,” said USAG Daegu Program is continuity; continuity being the some good times, but also have some funservice. The BOSS program requires the Command Sgt. Maj. Patricia A. Keit. passing of your knowledge of the program to and camaraderie,” said Keit.commitment of its Soldiers who want to All the garrisons were well-represented new Soldiers and new BOSS representatives. The first night in Daegu the BOSSdo the job and have the passion to make with about 20 personnel from each garrison, Maj. Gen. Kuehur, IMCOM Korea Region Soldiers enjoyed an Old-school Nightlife for single Soldiers better and more who were highly-motivated and driven Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Al Aycock Social mixer. Whenever you gather Soldiersproductive. about the forum,” said USAG Daegu BOSS and IMCOM Korea Region Command Sgt. together they tend to stay congregated with “We plan to change the way we do Coordinator Sgt. Eboni M. Whitfield. Maj. Kevin Witt presented awards to the their own units or garrisons, but the Old-business in Korea by implementing a new “The BOSS forum held in Daegu was Soldiers and Area winners. Below is a list school social broke down those barriers andprocess for running the BOSS counsel an extremely well-executed event by USAG of all the winners from the Korea Region all the Soldiers came together and had ameetings, the facilitation process,” said Daegu with a lot of behind the scenes BOSS Forum: great time. “This was the ice breaker for theIMCOM BOSS/Arts & Crafts Program work,” said Keit. “The planning for this Outstanding BOSS Soldier of each USAG: Soldiers with a wide variety of games, foodManager Robert Lattanzi. The facilitation event spanned over 6 months and was a lot USAG Red Cloud: Camp Casey – Pfc. and old school music (60’s-80’s), a kind ofprocess was taught by Sara Grigsby, owner of work, but well worth it,” said Whitfield. Rayea Wiley Southern Old School style get together,” saidand founder of Healthy Systems. The In planning the activities for the forum the USAG Yongsan: Spc. Carlos Gill Whitfield. Soldiers enjoyed playing videoFacilitation Process enables groups of committee wanted activities that allowed USAG Humphreys: Pfc. Wendy Terry USAG Daegu: Sgt. Piedad Garcia — See BOSS, Page 26 —Musical ensemble from Keimyeong University performs music for celebrating the BOSS Forum. Sarah Grigsby, Owner and Founder of Healthy Systems, teaches the facilitation process.
    • USAG-D • PAGE 26www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA IV THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Area IV tax center holds opening ceremony Fee Free Bus by Spc. Natalie E. Kapteyn Effective, Jan. 7, there is a “fee free” 19th ESC Public Affairs bus for US/Civilian personnel provid- ing transportation to the 121st Combat CAMP HENRY –Tax payers in Area IV may Support Hospital in Yongsan. Passen- rest easy with free tax service available to ger priorities will be US military or de- Soldiers, Family Members and Department pendents with a medical appointment, of the Army Civilians in the Tax Center on US Civilian or dependents with a medi- Camp Henry, Jan. 30-June 13. cal appointment, military or civilian The Area IV Tax Center has moved to on official business and lastly, space a more centralized location in Bldg. 1685, available for non-official travel person- Rm. 123 on Camp Henry, where the nel. The medical bus schedule is from Finance Office is also located. Monday to Friday but will not operate “It provides trained tax clerks to help on US holidays. For bus schedule and guide customers through the filing process,” more information, call Al Roach at 768- said Sgt. 1st Class Michael E. Moore, 8755. tax center Non-Commissioned Officer in-charge, 19th Sustainment Command Tax Center (Expeditionary). From Jan. 30 to June 13, free tax ser- Participating in the ceremony and vices are open to all military personnel showing their approval and support were and eligible DoD civilians and family United States Army Garrison Daegu members. Camp Henry Bldg. 1685, Commander, Col. Michael P. Saulnier, room 123: Mon 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.; USAG Daegu Command Sgt. Maj. Patricia Tue, Wed & Fri 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., A. Keit, and Lt. Col. Imogene Jamison, 19th & Thurs 1 – 3 p.m. Camp Carroll Bldg. ESC Staff Judge Advocate. T125: Mon – Wed & Fri 9 a.m. – 4:30 During the ceremony, Saulnier signed a p.m. & Thurs 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. For in- proclamation opening this year’s Tax Center, For celebrating the official opening ceremony of Area IV Tax center, (from left) USAG Daegu formation, call Capt. Kimberly Aytes at which will be framed at the center for the Command. Sgt. Maj. Patricia A. Keit, USAG Daegu commander. Col. Michael P. Saulnier, 19th DSN 768-7693. year. In his remarks, Saulnier commended ESC SJA, Capt. Kimberly L. Aytes and 19th ESC SJA, Lt. Col. Imogene Jamison cut a cake. the Soldiers involved in making the Tax — U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Natalie E. Kapteyn Praise, Fellowship, Study Center possible. and get their taxes done for free instead prepare their taxes and we will work hard to The Praise, Fellowship, Study was The tax clerks were selected by their of searching and paying for a tax advisor get them a quality return,” said Moore. kicked off from Jan. 15. It continues company commanders to go through the overseas,” said Moore. “Even if our help isn’t needed, we could Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the necessary courses and training to become tax “In an overseas tour it is important to still direct them to an online resource or Camp Walker Chapel. For information, clerks. “The tax center also has an NCOIC provide these types of services, which would answer any questions they might have while call Robyn at 010-6696-8399. and a civilian tax specialist who went through not available anywhere else,” said Aytes. filing their taxes,” said Aytes. the same training,” said Capt. Kimberly L. “In the states, people can walk off post and “The tax center is made up of a great Emergency Placement Aytes, chief of client services, 19th ESC find an H&R Block or a Jackson Hewitt group of Soldiers who worked hard during Care Provider Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. for help.” the tax course to learn as much as they can The USAG Daegu community is in “New Soldiers who haven’t done taxes “If you are lost and don’t know where to to provide quality service to our customers,” need of EPC Providers, previously before can be confident coming to us for start you can come to the tax center. We said Aaron Martin, tax specialist, Area IV. known as Foster Care families. Get help,” said Spc. Antonio M. Robinson, tax are here to serve and the customer is always “I feel very confident in their abilities and more information on becoming certi- clerk, 19th ESC. first,” said Robinson. knowledge to provide great service and fied by contacting the Family Advoca- “This is a place where Soldiers can come “We are here to assist all Soldiers to assistants to the tax payers of Area IV.” cy EPC Program. For information, call Tiana Marratta at DSN 768-8090. BOSS from Page 25 AFSBn-NEA and card games, dominoes, table tennis, mask and painting ourselves was a great own after hours events for their Soldiers back Ribbon Cutting Ceremony bowling and food from the Hilltop Club. experience, said Pvt. Shanel Woods, HHSC in their areas,” said Keit. A ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicating Bowling was a new activity that kept 532 MI Battalion. Pfc. Kim Min-woo I can’t wait for the next BOSS Forum the U.S. Army Field Support Battalion you constantly engaged socially, which made from 2nd Infantry Division Replacement to see what new topics and activities are – North East Asia’s, new $15 million, meeting new people and conversation very Company WRC BOSS on Camp Stanley planned because it will be hard to beat 26,000 square-foot maintenance facil- easy to achieve,” said Gonzalez. Staff Sgt. said, “The Daegu Art University tour was USAG Daegu. I have learned a lot and had ity in honor of Medal of Honor recipi- Erick Franks said this event allowed Soldiers a great opportunity for BOSS staffs to a blast while doing it,” said Gonzalez. ent Pfc. Melvin L. Brown, will be 2 p.m. to relax outside of their normal realm sit experience Korean traditional culture so For more information on BOSS events Feb. 26 at the AFSBn-NEA area on back and enjoy themselves. The music put that they can plan and prepare a variety of or how to become involved, contact or visit Camp Carroll. The ceremony is open you in a relaxed mental state that allowed BOSS programs in Korea. I realized that the Community Activities Centers or unit to all DoD identification card hold- you to get to know the Soldiers from the even though I’m a Korean, I didn’t know BOSS representatives on your installation. ers. For information, call Chris Hatch, other areas, said Franks. Spc. Aleshia A. enough about my culture through this tour. Additional information can also be AFSBn-NEA operations officer, at DSN Fenner said, “This mixer allowed me to I want to study more, and introduce my obtained by calling POCs: USAG Red 765-1050. establish new Battle Buddies not just in culture to foreign people.” Cloud 732-6664; USAG Yongsan 738- Korea, but lifetime Battle Buddies.” “Both events that occurred after normal 5254; USAG Humphreys 753-8825; USAG University of Maryland Another social activity opportunity working hours were designed for Soldiers to Daegu 764-4123 or Korea Region Program University College was a trip to the Daegu Arts University for have fun but also to show them first hand Manager at 725-6070. Financing your education is a ma- unique Korean experience. The original off how to plan, implement and execute their jor commitment, but at UMUC Asia camp activity was to be a trip to a theme you will discover a variety of federal park in Daegu but the committee made a financial aid options, which include final decision to go the university instead. grants, loans, scholarships, and The committee made the decision for a trip work-study programs. Contact the to the university because Soldiers normally Financial Aid office at Yokota to find go to theme parks, but rarely does a Soldier out which programs are available to get an opportunity to get a tour of a Korean you: ofinaid@asia.umuc.edu. Term university,” said Whitfield. “I really enjoyed IV (Spring session 2) begins Mar. 31 the opportunity to tour a Korean college at most sites and April 14 online. For campus and I especially enjoyed the hands- information, call your UMUC Field rep- on own approach to the tour, not only resentative at DSN 768-7857 for Camp reading about the history of pictures, and Henry and 765-7728 for Camp Carroll. masks, but to also try to replicate those
    • FEBRUARY 15, 2008 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 27 www.imcom.korea.army.milNew live fire training keeps Soldiers on targetby Cpl. Suk Kyung-chul As the teams of Soldiers went through the19th ESC Public Affairs Civilians in the Battlefield station throughout the day, the participants had a wide variety of WARRIOR BASE – The modern training provided by the actors.battlefield is very different from what it “The reason why we had the KSCs andused to be. Gone are the decisive battles KATUSA Soldiers as actors was to makebetween large armies, and in their place are it as realistic as possible. When Americansmall groups of insurgents with guerrilla Soldiers hear the actors shout in Hangul,tactics. This is why the 501st Special they feel uncomfortable. We want to makeTroops Battalion added new training called them feel uneasy so they can think on their“Civilians in the Battlefield” to its regular feet,” said Gregory.Live Fire Exercise held from Jan. 23 to Feb. The actors behind the training were1 at the Warrior Base Range. composed of three Korean Service Corps The training, composed of several scenarios members from the 37th KSC Company andranging from peaceful picket protests to four 501st STB KATUSA Soldiers. Dressedroadblock and ambush, was meant to provide in civilian garments and armed with protestSoldiers with experience in dealing with more signs as well as machine guns depending onmodern contingency scenarios. the scenario, they played a significant part “This is the first time Soldiers are dealing in the exercise.with the rules of engagement. The reason we “I feel very proud taking part in suchstarted doing this training is to give them a large exercise with 501st STB. I hopeexperience with the resources we have. my team’s effort today was helpful to theAfter this training, the Soldiers will have a Soldiers who can be deployed overseas tobetter understanding of what to do in these areas like Iraq and Afghanistan in the future.situations.” said 501st STB Commander, Lt. I also would like to especially thank theCol James D. Gregory. KATUSA Soldiers. They came up with many The training was conducted with blank ideas and helped make the training programrounds to add a measure of realism to the a very creative one,” said Pak Chan-kun,scenario training while maintaining safety actor team leader, 37th KSC Company.between the Soldiers and simulated “insurgents”. (Above) A Soldier aims his rifle at simulatedEach scene had observer/controllers to watch “terrorists” at the 501st Special Troopsand give feedback about the training. Brigade live fire exercise. The civilians in the “This training is good help for the battlefield training were conducted for the firstSoldiers because they are learning the basic time, giving the Soldiers new experiences.things they need to build up. This will get (Below) Pfc. Han Shin-won, 501st Sustainmentthem ready for real combat situations that Brigade, tries to stop an simulated riot bysome of them will face when they deploy,” civilians at the live fire exercise. — U.S. Armysaid Cpl. Frankie Mejias, 501st STB O/C. Photos By Cpl. Suk Kyung-chul PAID ADVERTISING
    • USAG-D • PAGE 28www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA IV THE MORNING CALMRenovated workcenter motivates Soldiers on the jobby Cpl. Jang Won-il Battalion is a battalion that we train withUSAG Daegu Public Affairs to go to war,” explained Hamilton. Our Soldiers participate in Combative andCAMP CARROLL – The life of a Soldier Ranger training together with the ROKcan be very stressful, especially if you have Soldiers and there are several more jointto go to work in an office that has more training exercises that will further strengthenpersonnel than workstations, and the space and broaden the capabilities of the Alliance.to establish new workstations. This is no These training exercises are designed withlonger the case for Soldiers of the 498th the expectation that they will strengthenCombat Sustainment Support Battalion. the mission capabilities of the 498th CSSB 498th CSSB team members, joined and the ROK 72nd Maintenance Battalionby local ROK neighbors celebrated in war fighting,” said Hamilton.the completion of their new battalion The 498th CSSB provides directheadquarters building on Camp Carroll, support maintenance, supply and line-Feb. 1. haul transportation to forward deployed Numerous community leaders of Chilgok non-divisional units and reinforcingCounty and representatives from the ROK support to 2nd Infantry Division. TheArmy 72nd Maintenance Battalion attended battalion, established in 1936 as HHD, 98ththe day’s ceremony to commemorate the Quartermaster Battalion, moved to Campevent to include Col. Richard G. Hatch, (From left) Local community representatives, 498th CSSB Command Sgt. Maj. Edward L. Carroll in Oct. 2006 to provide support todeputy commanding officer of the 19th Johnson, 498th CSSB Commander Lt. Col. Charles R. Hamilton, 501st SBDE Commander Areas I, II and IV.Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Col. Mark C. Gardner, 501st SBDE Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton G. Hall and representatives ofand Col. Mark C. Gardner, Commander the ROK Army pose after a ribbon cutting ceremony. — U.S. Army Photos By Cpl. Jang Won-ilof the 501st Sustainment Brigade for beingfully supportive in getting funding to expand a company size unit not a battalion size. in Camp Carroll, the community hasthe battalion building. He also showed This shortage of space did not detur the welcomed our unit.”appreciation to the garrison for providing troops; they stayed on target and executed “The completion of this much-neededsupport regarding any issues which arose the mission effectively and proficiently. and anticipated building expansion willduring the construction, and making sure The foundation of a good partnership is definitely have an instantaneously positivethat the project stayed on track. overcoming adversities and that is just what and motivating effect on the ROK/US “Today’s ceremony serves both as a new we did,” said Hamilton. Alliance for the 498th” said Maj. Lance G.beginning of our battalion headquarters After the ribbon cutting ceremony, the Curtis, executive officer of 498th CSSB.and a reaffirmation of our relationship with group headed inside the renovated building “Now the Soldiers have a workingthe local community,” said 498th CSSB for a brief tour, and then a cake cutting environment that’s a lot larger and they’reCommander Lt. Col. Charles R. Hamilton event with some refreshments. “I’d like not on top of each other. I think that 498th CSSB Commander, Lt. Col. Charles R.at a speech during the ceremony. “When to thank all the good neighbors we have will make them more efficient because Hamilton, and Command Sgt. Maj. Edwardthis unit moved to Camp Carroll from and the great relationship we have from they will be proud to come to work in a L. Johnson cut the cake celebrating theYongsan in October 2006, the unit found the Waegwan and Chilgok community,” nice environment,” said Hamilton. “Our renovation of the battalion headquartersitself in a building that was designed for said Hamilton. “From the day we arrived ROKA counterpart, the 72nd Maintenance building. PAID ADVERTISING
    • PAGE 30http://imcom.korea.army.mil LEARN KOREAN Falcons Lady Falcons 1 2 -- -- ha-na dul play play Sun-il in 3 4 -- -- set net 5 -- da-sut Good Neighbor 6 7 -- -- yo-sot il-gop game 8 9 -- -- yodol ahop 10 -- yol