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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 22, 2008 • Volume 6, Issue 18 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea Warriors grapple Yongsan, OsanInside Discover a treasure for victory during ladies take to in the Second Hand wrestling tourney the court Rose Thrift Shop Page 7 Page 10 Page 16Scouts light up lanes with cosmic bowling, smilesby Edward JohnsonIMCOM-K Public Affairs The Cub Scout motto is “Do your Best”and on Monday the Scouts of Pack 89 didexactly that during their annual PresidentsDay Bowl-a-thon Blowout at Yongsan. Given that 11 of the 12 U.S. astronautsto walk on the moon were Scouts, it is noaccident that Monday’s event was launchedwith a round of “Cosmic Bowling”. With the lights dimmed and glowingbowling balls in hand, more than 35boys took to the lanes for some friendlycompetition and a chance to win one ofmany prizes. Graham Forrester, a three-year veteranof the Scouting program and a memberof Webelos Den 5, scored an early victorywith the morning’s first spare. According toForrester being a member of Pack 89 is funand great way to make new friends. “I would recommend Scouts for otherboys in the community because it’s a greatchance to meet people and participate inactivities like this,” said Forrester. In addition to the many Cub Scouts,there were plenty of den leaders, parents, More than 35 Cub Scouts from Pack 89 hit Yongsan Lanes for some life lessons in friendly competition and sportsmanship. Each year, local Cuband siblings in attendance to cheer on the Scouts participate in an annual Presidents Day Bowl-a-thon Blowout, featuring Cosmic Bowling and prizes. Yongsan Lanes hosts a variety ofboys. special events like this one. Those interested in booking an event should contact the bowling center. — US Army Photo by Edward Johnson “I like the Scouts because they teachpatriotism and good values,” said CynthiaForrester. “My son loves scouting, he’s verycommitted to it and Pack 89 does a great jobof bringing the boys together and preparing USAG Daegu wins topthem for the future.” According to the Joe Burger, Den 2Leader and organizer of today’s annual event, Army Environmentalthe Cub Scouting program helps parentsraise young boys and helps prepare themfor the future. Quality, Team Award “There is more to life than just yourself by Ronald D. Inmanand programs like this teach our boys USAG Daegu Public Affairsgood sportsmanship and show them howto be good citizens and contribute to the USAG DAEGU — United States Army Garrison Daegu, Southcommunity and their neighborhoods,” said Korea has the best environmental quality team in the U.S. Army,Burger. according to the results of the FY2007 Secretary of the Army Robert Victorine, manager of the Yongsan Environmental Awards.Lanes bowling center, opened the doors early The selection as top environmental quality team follows USAG USAG Daegu Environmental’s Chief, Environmental Planning andto help make this event possible. According Daegu’s selection in FY2006 as first runner-up for overseas Conservation Branch Mark Gettel (standing, right) teaches enthusi-to Victorine, the bowling center offers installation environmental quality. astic children about recycling at Camp Walker’s School Age Servicessomething for everyone. “I believe what put us over the top for this [award] was facility Feb. 5. Community outreach programs such as this one were “Yongsan Lanes is really a great place for the significance of savings as a result of the emphasis EMS one of many programs conducted by the garrison which resulted inunit events, special parties and good family (Environmental Management System) brought to storage tank its selection as the U.S. Army’s top environmental team in FY2007.fun,” said Victorine. management and our solid waste and recycling efforts,” said USAG — U.S. Army Photo by Ronald D. Inman “We host birthday parties, activities Daegu Chief, Environmental Division and Public Works Deputyfor single Soldiers and even have ‘Cosmic Director Robert Chartier. “Also, our outstanding community Environmental Quality, Team category focuses on significant andBowling’ programs like the one the Scouts involvement and outreach program, providing educational lasting contributions to an environmental management programare participating in today,” he added. opportunities to the schools, Child and Youth Services and School- and the management approach employed, mission enhancement Victorine encourages those interested in Age Services in the form or tours and in-class instructional events, through the identification of significant environmental challengesbooking a special event at the center to call displays and television and radio public service announcements.”723-7938 for more information. The Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for —See Environmental, Page 4—
    • NEWS • PAGE 2http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Command - Korea Key Resolve/Foal Eagle ’08 Safety Message Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. Al Aycock We are about to embark on the Key Resolve/ involving one of our Servicemembers and potentially Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson Foal Eagle (KR/FE) Command Post Exercise, which Senior Editor:Susan Silpasornprasit involve Korean citizens to the detriment of our serves as our first major training holiday exercise Alliance. Do not let this happen in your unit! A USAG-RED CLOUD of the year. Like our combined exercises in the single safety incident is one too many. Read my Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson past, KR/FE will provide an excellent opportunity safety guidance in USFK Command Policy Letter CI Officer: James F. Cunningham to improve ROK/U.S. combat readiness and #2, Command Safety and in the USFK 2007-2008 USAG-YONGSAN joint/combined interoperability. With over 6,000 Winter Safety Campaign. To prevent alcohol related Commander: Col. David W. Hall individual augmentees and entire units joining incidents, Component Commanders will ensure Public Affairs Officer: David McNally our combined staffs and formations, I expect CI Officer: Kenneth Fidler participants observe USFK Command Policy Letter Staff Writer: Sgt. Jung Jae-hoon commanders and leaders at all levels to ensure #45, Alcohol Consumption during JCS-Directed and their safe integration into USFK. For those joining Gen. Burwell B. Bell other USFK Level Exercises. This policy letter has USAG-HUMPHREYS Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. us from off-shore, completion of Theater Specific Commander punitive provisions and is extremely important to take Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy Training is mandatory per USFK Reg 350-2. While abroad and adhere to. Writer/Editor: Andre D. Butler CI Officer: Stacy Ouellette striving for maximum training benefit, commanders must ensure KR/FE ’08 is key to our readiness and effective deterrence. I am that safety, command discipline and common sense is a the front totally committed to achieving the training objectives of KR/FE USAG-DAEGU in all situations. Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier ’08, and I am equally insistent that we execute the training safely. Public Affairs Officer: Ronald Inman The safety of personnel and safeguarding of equipment are vital Take pride in our mission, and let’s make sure every Servicemember CI Officer: Samuel G. Hudson to the success of our training efforts. Taking place in the winter makes it back to their home station safely. Staff Writer: Cpl. Na Kyung Chul Staff Writer: Cpl. Jang Won il season, KR/FE presents higher risk for cold-weather and other adverse weather effects. Fatigue from strenuous battle rhythms, This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for overconfidence, and alcohol abuse (any alcohol consumption is members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily prohibited for exercise participants during the conduct of the GEN B.B. Bell official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. exercise) can lead to poor decisions that can result in an accident Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK The editorial content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of the IMCOM-Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 IMCOM Safety Update: Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way Poison Prevention Week reveals hidden household toxins connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial adver- tising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute Special to The Morning Calm Weekly mouthwash containing ethanol, cleaning substances including endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised drain openers and oven cleaners, over-the-counter pain relievers in this publication shall be made available for purchase, March 16-22 is designated Poison Prevention Week. It’s vital – including cough and cold medicines, hydrocarbons such as use or patronage without regard to race, religion, to be aware of the dangers associated with commonplace toxins. gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical lamp oil or furniture polish and adult-strength vitamins and handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit Poisonous substances come in different forms, including those supplements containing iron. factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or that are solid, liquid, aerosol or even invisible. A parent or caregiver can step away or get distracted for rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising Solid poisons can be chunky and chewy like pills, plants a moment. Children can get hold of a product and swallow from that source until the violation is corrected. and berries. it during the short time it takes to answer a phone call or Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Liquid poisons can be creamy, blobby or water-like. They can doorbell. Commercial Advertising be any color. Some examples of liquid poisons are floor cleaners, To help prevent accidents, keep prescription drugs in Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 Fax: (02) 790-5795 antifreeze, mouthwash, paints. non-child-resistant pill boxes. Remember that child-resistant E-mail: oppress@kornet.net Aerosols include furniture polish and bug spray. These packaging doesn’t work if it’s not used properly. Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 poisons can be in a spray or a bottle. The spray can get in eyes If you suspect swallowing or handling a potentially dangerous Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post or lungs if it is inhaled. product – call the Poison Center Hotline. Your call will be SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Invisible poisons can be found almost anywhere that answered by experts at your local poison center 24-hours a day, Phone: DSN 724-TMCW (8629) Fax: DSN 724-3356 something is burning or running. The most common invisible seven days a week. E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly @korea.army.mil poison is carbon monoxide. The Wisconsin Poison Center’s website: www.wisconsinpoison. American Association of Poison Control Centers nationwide org has information focused on Children, Adults, Educators, received more than one million calls about poison exposures and Health Care Professionals. Visit us online involving children five years old or younger. Additionally, they offer a free “Home Packet” that consists The Morning Calm Potentially toxic household products involved with calls to the poison center were:Personal care products, including baby oil and includes Mr. Yuk brochure, plant list, Mr. Yuk stickers, and Poison Help magnet. imcom.korea.army.mil Word on the Street: “What’s your tip for driving safely in Korea?” 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 “As a driver, I think that to keep a “Watch out for pedestrians. Also “Be alert for pedestrians subject to editing for content and to insure they following distance from the car in pay attention to road conditions at crosswalks.” conform with DoD guidelines. front of you is the most important at all times.” IMCOM-K Public Affairs thing when you drive in Korea.” and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located — Sgt. 1st Class Felica — Sgt. 1st Class Celestine Blake- in Bldg. 1416, Yongsan Garrison Main Post. — Cpl. Moon Eun-chul NewsomeDent Johnson For information, call 724-3365.
    • FEBRUARY 22, 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 in- complete and do not imply guilt or innocence. AREA I: Larceny of Government Property; Larceny of Private Property; Person(s) unknown, by means un- known, removed Victim #1’s wallet, containing ID card, driver’s license, military star card, debit card, credit card, Pennsylvania driver’s license and weapon’s card, which was unsecured and unattended on the bleacher at BLDG #1715, Carey Gym. Victim #1’s ID card was flagged in BIDS. ECOL is unknown. This is a final report. AREA II: Damage to Private Property, Subject #1, by means unknown, damaged a chamber pot, mirror, bathroom door, telephone, electric fan and bed cover, which were unsecured and unattended in RM #106, #131-2, Itaewon-Dong. Damages to the property con- sisted of them being broken. Subject #1 was charged by KNP under ROK Criminal Code #366 (Destruction and Damage, Etc. of Property) and was released into MP custody on a CJ Form 2. Subject #1 was trans- ported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO where MP detected an odor of alcoholic beverages emitting from his person. Subject #1 was administered a PBT, with a result of 0.064% BAC. Subject #1 was not advised of his legal rights due to his suspected level of intoxi- cation. Subject #1 was processed and released to his unit. At 2330 Hrs, 10 FEB 08, Subject #1 reported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO where he was advised of his legal rights, which he waived, rendering a written statement admitting to the offense. ECOD is unknown. This is a final report. AREA III: Military Assault on NCO; Drunk and Dis- orderly; Subject #1 struck Victim #1 in the face with a closed hand at BLDG #1292. Victim #1 sustained no visible injuries. Subject #1 was apprehended by MP and transported to the USAG-Humphreys PMO where he refused a PBT. Subject #1 was then transported A Yongsan Garrison family models uncommon masks crafted from common kitchen utensils during their visit to the Funique exhibit at the National to the USAG-Humphreys UCC and was administered War Museum of Korea in Seoul. The hands-on exhibit features quirky and creative gadgets to enjoy. — U.S. Army Photo By Edward Johnson a command directed LBAT with results pending. Sub- ject #1 was not advised of his legal rights due to his suspected level of intoxication. Subject #1 was further SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Current events and activities processed and was released to his unit. At 1500 Hrs, 09 FEB 08, Subject #1 returned to the USAG-Hum- phreys PMO where he was advised of his legal rights Apricot Blossom Fest. (March 8-16) International Marathon (March 16) which he invoked. Investigation continues by MPI. In spring, the white maehwa blossoms blanket 83 acres of land Beginning at Sejongro and Jamsil Main Stadium, Seoul, this on Baegunsan Mountain near Maehwa Village, Daap-myeon, international marathon event draws 30,000 participants and AREA III: Drunk and Disorderly, Drunk in Public, Subject #1 was observed by MP being belligerent Gwangyang, Jeollanam-do. The apricot festival offers an is held under heavy traffic control. The marathon course towards an off-post taxi driver. Subject #1 was trans- outdoor concert surrounded by the sweet fragrance of apricot crosses through the heart of the city, starting from Sejongro, ported by MP to the USAG-Humphreys PMO where MP trees. A variety of programs await visitors, including a treasure and passing by Cheonggyecheon Stream and Hangang River observed Subject #1 staggering and detected an odor hunt game in an apricot garden (register on-line) suitable for before ending at the Olympic Stadium in Jamsil. This is a of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Subject #1. children or adults, a wedding ceremony and a spring dress unique opportunity to run a full-course marathon on the roads Subject #1 refused to identify his unit and used pro- fashion show. Other events include folk performances such as a of Seoul under controlled traffic. For more information, visit fanities towards personnel in the PMO. Subject #1 was samulnori (four percussion instruments) performance, a drum www.tour2korea.com not administered a PBT due to his refusal. Subject #1 performance, and a dance performance based on taekwondo, a was transported to the UCC where he was adminis- tered a command directed LBAT, with results pending. traditional Korean martial art. The sweet fragrance of apricot Jeju Fire Festival (Feb. 21-23) Subject #1 was not advised of his legal rights due to blossoms and the vast sprawling garden is quite a breathtaking On the Full Moon Day, the Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival his suspected level of intoxication. Subject #1 was scene. Taking a photo against the backdrop of apricot blossoms is held in order to pray for a healthy year and good fortune. The instructed to return to the USAG-Humphreys PMO at is a must. For more information, visit www.gwangyang.go.kr three-day festival unfolds against the beautiful landscape of Jeju 1600 Hrs, 11 FEB 08. Subject #1 was processed and Island. The event begins with a torch relay, which moves across released to his unit. Investigation continues by MP. National Museum (Seoul) the length of the island. A variety of interactive programs and The National Museum of Korea holds a collection of shows will add to the festivities. Citizens from Jeju’s sister cities AREA IV: Assault Consummated by a Battery, approximately 150,000 works of art. The museum holds in the United States, China, and Japan will also hold special Underage Drinking, Subject #1 and Victim #1 were involved in a verbal altercation which turned physi- permanent collections of ancient artifacts, historical artifacts, performances, free of charge, to promote sister-city ties. This cal when Subject #1 struck Victim #1 in the face with works of art, donations, and Asia related cultural artifacts. year, the American team will stage a cheerleader performance; a closed hand at the bus stop adjacent to Gate #4. Further, the museum also offers exhibition space to feature the Chinese team a traditional martial arts performance; and Subject #1 was apprehended and transported to the various cultural works, and an exhibition hall dedicated to the Japanese team a traditional dance. The evening activities USAG-Daegu PMO where MP detected an odor of children’s learning through exploration activities. The garden are the true highlights of this event. The burning of the daljip alcoholic beverages emitting from his person. Subject outside the museum offers an outdoor exhibition of stone (a small wooden house on top of a hill) is held in the evening #1 was administered a PBT, with a result of 0.212% pagodas and a variety of stone constructed relics from history. before the opening day. The National Opera Chorus of Ko- BAC. Further investigation revealed Subject #1 was The National Museum of Korea offers more than national and rea will give an invitational performance with the beautiful under the legal age to consume alcohol. Subject #1 international galleries. The museum functions as a cultural natural landscape of Jeju Island in the background. There are was not advised of his legal rights due to his suspected level of intoxication. Subject #1 was processed and complex to hold events and activities related to relics collection also other attractions such as the ‘spinning-can event’ (children released to his unit. Victim #1 sustained injuries con- and preservation, research and analysis, social training, spin blazing cans), the laser show, and the fireworks show. The sisting of a swollen right cheek and lip, but declined publishing academic journals, international cultural exchange mountain appears to be ablaze with light during the celebra- medical attention. At 1600 Hrs, 10 FEB 08, Subject programs, concerts, and more. For more information, visit tion, offering a dramatic scene. Visit www.tour2korea.com #1 reported to the USAG-Daegu PMO where he was www.tour2korea.com advised of his legal rights, which he invoked. 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 CALM8th Army Soldiers welcome their PAID ADVERTISINGnew commander to the ROKby 8th Army Public Affairs the 1st Bn., 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. The former commanding general for The Portola Valley native returned tothe Multi-National Division, Baghdad and California with his next assignments as the1st Cavalry Division assumed command of Senior Armor Task Force and Senior Brigadethe 8th U.S. Army in a ceremony at Knight Combat Team trainer in the OperationsField here Feb.14. Group of the National Training Center at Lt. General Joseph F. Fil Jr. will replace Fort Irwin, Calif. He later became the deputyLt. Gen. David P. Valcourt, who will be commander/chief of staff for Fort Irwin.taking over as the deputy commanding In 1997, Fil returned to the 1st Cavalrygeneral and chief of staff of the U.S. Army Division as the 1st Brigade commander,Training and Doctrine Command in Fort and then returned to Germany in 1999 asMonroe, Va. the commander of the Operations Group Fil was commissioned as a second for the U.S. Army Combat Maneuverlieutenant in June 1976, and his first Training Center in Hohenfels, Germany.assignment was as a platoon leader in After time with NATO in Belgium, Filsthe 8th Infantry Division, Germany, in became the commanding general of the1977, where he later worked as a company National Training Center in 2002. Thenexecutive officer, battalion personnel officer from September 2004 to October 2005, heand battalion supply officer. After a move to served as the commanding general, CivilianFort Stewart, Ga. He served as the assistant Police Assistance Training Team, Multi-operations officer for 2nd Battalion, 70th National Security Transition CommandArmor, 24th Infantry Division. Then, – Iraq, for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Hein 1984, Fil became the research and returned to Iraq in November 2006 as thedevelopment officer at the School of commanding general of the Multi-NationalAcquisition Management at Fort Lee, Va. Division, Baghdad. In 1986, he served as the armor staff Fil is a distinguished military graduate ofofficer, Armored Family of Vehicles Task San Jose State University with a Bachelor’sForce, in the office of the Deputy Chief of Science Degree in Anthropology. He alsoof Staff for Operations and Plans in has a Master’s of Military Arts and ScienceWashington, D.C. In 1989, Fil became the from the U.S. Army Command and Generaloperations officer for 3rd Battalion, 35th Staff College, and a Master’s of ScienceArmor, 1st Armored Division in Bamberg, Administration from Central MichiganGermany, and was later appointed the University, and a Master’s of Science inexecutive officer. The next year, he became National Security and Strategic Studiesthe logistics officer, and later the executive from the National Defense University. Heofficer, for the 1st Armored Division’s 3rd has attended the Armor Officer Basic andBrigade during Operation Desert Shield/ Advanced Courses, the Command andDesert Storm. General Staff College, and the National In 1992, Fil was given command of War College. PAID ADVERTISING Environmental from Page 1outreach, highlighting programs and out working and an emergency or questionactivities that enhance environmental comes up, one of our other team membersawareness. can answer that question.” The award highlights the most outstanding According to USAG Daegu’s nominationprogram features and accomplishments package, “Host nation interest in theachieved for FY06 and 07, above and environmental impact of our activities runsbeyond the status quo. high due to the proximity many of our camps Chartier, Mark Y. Gettel, Charles A. within densely-populated cities, presentingHarper, Yong Chin An, Kyong Ae Choe, both a challenge and an opportunity for theChom Tong Kim and Hak Kyun Kim military community to demonstrate ourcomprised Daegu’s award-winning seven willingness to operate with regard toward ourmember team. impact on our host nation resources.” U.S. Army Garrison Daegu is comprised “Most of our installations here in USAGof two major camps and nine remote sites Daegu are within city limits,” Chartierspread across the southern third of the emphasized.Korean Peninsula, serving a population “Although we might not have the bigof approximately 10,000 servicemembers, natural footprint of wetlands and large tracksDepartment of the Army Civilians, family of forest and training lands, there are othermembers, Korean National employees and considerations out there that we have to beinvited contractors. careful of – our recycling efforts, our solid “Because of the size of the organization waste generation.” we have, and the multiple areas we have “We want to be able to take care of this to cover – everything from lead-based land just as if it were our own, so that we paint management, underground and leave the land as close to or better than the above-ground storage tanks, drinking condition in which we received it from our water quality, waste water and a number host nation,” said Chartier. of others out there, we need to help USAG Daegu will now go on as a nominee each other out,” said Chartier of his to compete with agencies in the Department environmental team. of Defense-level environmental awards “We’re all fairly knowledgeable of each program. other’s areas, so that when one individual is
    • FEBRUARY 22, 2008 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 5 www.imcom.korea.army.milGwendolyn McCarthy(left), USAG-Casey AER supervisor, listens while Lt. Col. Donald Meisler, USAG-Casey garrison commander, explains the benefits and accomplishments of the AER cam-paign to volunteer representatives during the campaign kick-off Feb. 15 in USAG-Casey Theater. — U.S. Army Photo By Jim CunninghamArmy Emergency Relief campaign kicks offCasey trains Army representatives to ‘take care of our own’by Jim Cunningham accepts donations from private industry and active-duty Soldiers, single or married, bill, etc.).USAG-RC Public Affairs private citizens, Meisler said. “This is a self- and their Family members, Army National “If a spouse needs help when his/her generated program; it is here for one reason, Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers and their spouse is away,” McCarthy said “they should USAG CASEY — The 2008 Army to support Soldiers and their Families.” Family members, Soldiers retired from active bring a power of attorney, military ID cardEmergency Relief Campaign began its AER supports Soldiers with grants, low duty for longevity or physical disability, and and substantiating documents. There is nojourney Feb. 15 in the USAG-Casey Theater interest or no interest loans, Meisler said. their Family members, surviving spouses dollar limit on AER assistance and one doeswith classes for those Soldiers and Civilians “Having been a commander, I have had and orphans of Soldiers who died while on not have to contribute to get assistance.”working as representatives. After the classes to personally utilize AER to take care of active duty or after they retired. “All financial assistance provided bywere over, the kick off began with words Soldiers. It was the only way possible to One may seek help for emergency these organizations to Soldiers is funded byfrom Lt. Col. Donald Meisler, USAG-Casey take care of certain emergency situations. financial needs for: food, rent or utilities, AER,” McCarthy said. “Soldiers wishinggarrison commander, and Command Sgt. Without the AER program, those Soldiers emergency transportation and vehicle repair, to contribute to AER should first see theirMaj. Nidal Saeed, USAG-Casey Garrison and their families would have faced dire funeral expenses, medical/dental expenses, unit representative and they will guide themcommand sergeant major. situations.” or personal needs when pay is delayed or through the process in filling out a DA Form “There were more than 170 instances The most important thing about the AER stolen, McCarthy said. 4908 to make their contributions.”when Soldiers needed help from AER,” program is it makes a difference in Soldiers AER can offer help in the form of an AER collects funds from voluntaryMeisler said. “Soldiers, Family members, and their families’ lives, Meisler said. interest free loan, a grant (outright gift of contributions from active and retiredand orphans can seek help.” “We have 7,600 Soldiers at Casey and funds) if repayment of a loan will cause Soldiers and Army Civilians, repayment of Twice Secretary of War Henry Lewis Hovey,” Saeed said, “Soldiers ranked below undue hardship, or part loan and part AER interest-free loans, investment incomeStimson chartered AER in 1942. The E-6 may not afford the price of airfare to go grant. and unsolicited contributions.American Red Cross financed it with $1.5 on emergency leave and this is when AER It is best to seek help first from their AER conducts a fund-raising campaignmillion in seed money. Royalties from Irving can be of use. The only two resources a unit representative, McCarthy said. “Each every year to provide an opportunity forBerlin’s hit song of the time, “This is the Soldier has in this case is the American Red unit has an AER representative who will Soldiers to help their fellow Soldiers, createArmy,” continues to support AER to this Cross or AER.” help guide Soldiers who seek help with the awareness and understanding of AERday. It is staffed by Army officers and enlisted AER is a non-profit private organization process.” programs and benefits, and to retain taxSoldiers and supported from the beginning that exists solely to assist Soldiers and If there is no AER office nearby, then exempt status by raising at least one-thirdby the now defunct War Department. their family members having emergency Soldiers may go to the American Red Cross, of the funds through donations, McCarthy “Each branch of the services has its own situations, said Gwendolyn McCarthy, Air Force Aid Society, Navy-Marine Corps said. AER has helped more than threeemergency relief program,” Meisler said. USAG-Casey AER supervisor. “Soldiers Relief Society or Coast Guard Mutual million Soldiers and Family members since“AER does not only help in emergency can go to the Maude Hall AER campaign Assistance. 1942 with more than $1 billion.situations, it offers scholarships as well. coordinator’s office and see Charles Gibson, Those seeking help should bring: military “Soldiers can help by reminding theirThe AER program is our own taking care USAG-Casey’s 2008 AER coordinator ID Card, leave and earnings statement, fellow Soldiers about AER when they haveof our own.” if they need help with an emergency leave or permanent change of station financial emergencies, and support AER The AER campaign collects most of its situation.” orders, substantiating documents (car with a contribution and encourage other tomoney from campaigns such as this one and Those seeking help from AER can be repair estimate, rental agreement, utility contribute,” McCarthy said.
    • USAG-RC • PAGE 6www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA I THE MORNING CALM News & Notes 1st Class Postage Rate Hike Mailing a letter will soon cost a penny more. The cost of a first -class stamp will rise to 42 cents starting May 12, the U.S. Postal Service said Monday. USAG-RC Aerobics Class USAG-RC will have aerobics classes on Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8p.m. in the USAG-RC Physical Fitness Center. For more information call: 732-6309/7757. Individuals with Disabilities and Disabled Veterans Committee Those wishing to join the Individuals with Disabilities and Disable Verterans Com- mitee should call 732-8854 to sign up. African American Scholarships Scholarships are available for African Americans. For more information call: 732- 6273 USAG-RC Movie Night Movie night celebrating Black History Month The USAG-Red Cloud Church of God in Christ performs a Journey through Song at the Black History Month Extravaganza, held Feb.15 at the will be held Feb. 28 from 5:30-10 p.m. in Camp Red Cloud Theater. — U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Alun Thomas Red Cloud celebrates Black History Month the USAG-RC Community Activity Center. For more informatin call: 732-6856. African Cultural Museum Tour The African Cultural Museum Tour will by Spc. Alun Thomas delivered the invocation, followed by the “I want to thank everyone for coming out leave USAG-RC before 1 p.m. today. For USAG-RC Public Affairs singing of both the Korean and American and supporting today’s program,” said Lt. Col. more information call: 732-6256. National Anthems. Wanda Chatman, 2nd ID EO, at the conclusion USAG RED CLOUD — The USAG- In her speech, ‘Why We Celebrate,’ Capt. of the extravaganza. “I want everyone to take MWR Cable TV Red Cloud and Second Infantry Division Tracy Roy said the extravaganza was being something away from this event and recognize MWR Cable TV needs no down payment or celebrated Black History Month with an held to honor, remember and educate those some of the contributions of African American’s installation fee, features instant activation, extravaganza highlighting Black culture at on the significant achievements of Black in our nation’s history.” also includes more than 50 channels and costs as little as $33 per month. Sign up the RC Theater Feb.15. Americans. Chatman said a variety of other events were for cable TV to start watching HBO, ESPN, The program was dedicated to the “Black History Month is an annual being held in accordance with Black History MTV, and a lot more. For more information legacy of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder program, which occurs every February, Month, including movie nights at the USAG- call: 738-2288. of Negro History Week, which would later and is of national importance to every RC Community Activity Center and a trip to become Black History Month. American,” Roy said. “We celebrate today the African Cultural Museum in Seoul, which 2ID Tax Assistance Center The extravaganza included musical to heighten the confidence and awareness will take place today. Free Tax Preparation tributes by the 2ID Show Band, a solo of African-Americans to their cultural “I enjoyed working with everyone who 2nd Infantry Division Tax Center will be pre- performance of ‘Lean on Me’ by Sgt. Ronald heritage.” participated in this extravaganza, and I must paring tax returns free of charge from now Porter, a spiritual dance by Pfc. Candice 2nd Lt. Nicole Gonzalez paid tribute pay special tribute to our dynamic narrator, to June 15. For more information call: 730- 3598. At Camp Casey go to Maude Hall Webber, and a poem by Spc. Monique to Woodson, with a speech documenting Hennessy, who stepped in at short notice,” room 241 Tues., Wed., Fri., from 9 a.m. to Sapp. Woodson’s life, including his early struggles Chatman said. 5 p.m., Thur. from 1 to 8 p.m., Sat. from 8 “Today we honor and celebrate the with poverty, before rising to become a noted Jackson said that even in the most difficult a.m. to noon. memory of Dr.Woodson, responsible for author and champion of Black history. circumstances, the will to overcome is greater founding Black History Month,” said Capt. Various service members participated in a than all. Army Community Services Shavonne Hennessy. “The theme for today portion of the program named ‘Who am I,’ “The flame of freedom is something that Volunteer Luncheon is the accomplishments of Dr. Woodson which challenged audience members to guess can never be extinguished,” Jackson said. “This The Army Community Services Volunteer and the origins of multiculturalism and the the identity of prominent African Americans, month we remember how ugly men and women Luncheon will be held in the USAG-Casey accomplishments of African-Americans in including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Dr. David can be to each other, but also how noble and Warrior’s Club April 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call: 730-3143. our history.” Satcher, George Washington Carver, Maya visionary we can be when we celebrate truth Chaplain (Lt. Col) Charles Jackson Angelou and Dr. Mae Jemison. and freedom.” FAA Jobs for Ages 18-31 with High School Diploma Young adults between the ages of 18-31 can attend the Federal Aviation Association Air Traffic Controler School. A high school Army Career Alumni Program Express website to launch diploma is required and and credit is given by Jim Cunningham Veteran’s Administration benefits briefings, Genge said. “Clients further away from an for college on the exam. For more informa- USAG-RC Public Affairs VA Disabled Transition Assistance Program ACAP center, 15 miles or more, can get tion call: 732-6273. briefings, and other employment assistance information over the internet instead of Communication Skills USAG CASEY —The Army Career training events, as well as use the ACAP coming to the ACAP center.” for Leaders Course and Alumni Program will launch its ACAP resume writer and cover letter writer.” Clients should start their application The Communication Skills for Leaders Express web site Feb. 29, said Becky Genge, ACAP Express was developed to make process in ACAP no later than 90 days from Course has been rescheduled from Feb. USAG-Red Cloud ACAP manager. ACAP easily available to clients, Genge their separation or retirement date.” 21-22 to June 12-13 and will be held in the “ACAP Express is a web site, which said. “Clients can go online and make Those eligible for ACAP services are USAG-RC Education Center room 209, makes the ACAP program more accessible appointments with our office without active and reserve component military building S-58. For more information call: by creating a portal that allows Soldiers to having to physically come to our center. service members who are separating from 732-9060. accomplish a wide range of tasks from home Given the high up tempo of Soldiers lives in the military, veterans, retirees, or civilian Basic Grammar and Usage Course or office,” Genge said, “including: register USAG-RC and USAG-Casey, this makes it employees leaving the Department of The Basic Writing Grammar and Usage for ACAP services such as enrollment easier for the clients to go online after work Defense and their families.ACAP Express Course will be held on April 9-11 in the in the ACAP Remote Services Program, and register for these programs.” will be active at www.acapexpress.army.mil USAG-RC Education Center, room 209 schedule attendance a t ACAP sponsored New programs are available online with and will be available for direct access by building S-58. For further information call: events including: pre-separation briefings, the ACAP Express.“Clients can also enroll eligible clients. Clients also may connect to 732-9060. Transition Assistance Program workshops, in our new Remote Services Program,” the sevice from www.acap.army.mil.
    • FEBRUARY 22, 2008 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 7 http://imcom.korea.army.milWarriors attend NationalPrayer Breakfastby Spc. Alun Thomas experience,” Berry said.USAG-RC Public Affairs Following the welcome delivery from Williams, the Korean and U.S. National USAG CASEY — The National Prayer Anthems were sung before the invocationBreakfast was celebrated by USAG-Casey- and blessing of the meal by Chaplain (Maj.)Hovey enclave with a program at the Dale Code, 210 Fires Brigade.Warriors Club, Feb.13, highlighted by a “Today is a day for Soldiers and civiliansspeech from Chaplain (Col.) Samuel Boone, from a variety of backgrounds to unite inUnited States Forces Korea and 8th U.S. prayer for each other, the community, ourArmy Command chaplain. nations and the world,” Williams said in The Prayer Breakfast also featured choral his welcoming speech. “We will celebratepresentations from the Memorial Chapel our diversity and unity, and when we leaveGospel Choir and the Korean Augmentation today we will be highly motivated and serveTroops to the U.S. Army, scripture readings, our respective nations with all the Armyand a solo vocal performance by Chaplain values.”(Maj.) Kenneth Williams, 1st Brigade and Williams performed a solo version of the2nd Infantry Division. song ‘For Freedom,’ followed by scripture “This National Prayer Breakfast is being readings from the Buddhist bible, the Koran,hosted by Chaplain Williams of 1st Brigade,” Torah and New Testament.said Sgt. Jeremy Berry, 1st Brigade chaplain’s The eight members of the USAG-Casey Chaplain (Col.) Samuel Boone, Command Chaplain, 8th U.S Army, delivers his keynote speechassistant. “The breakfast is in recognition of enclave KATUSA choir performed ‘In at the USAG-Casey-Hovey Enclave National Prayer Breakfast at the Warrior’s Club, Feb.13.the division and the units within.” the Garden,’ after which Lt. Col. Donald —U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Alun Thomas Berry said the prayer breakfast is held by Meisler, USAG-Casey garrison commander,different divisions and posts on a quarterly introduced guest speaker Boone to those in as a Soldier, which I have been for a year than ever.”basis and is not restricted to Korea, with attendance. or two.” Boone was presented with an awardthe breakfasts taking place throughout the “A few years ago I was stationed here “The Army values have existed from Meisler at the conclusion of hisentire U.S. Army. and it is a privilege to be here again in since day one, but they were not written speech for his services to the Army. “Today’s breakfast is in recognition of Warrior Country,” Boone said. “The things down the way they are today on dog tags “Today was a special event and IChaplain Boone, today’s guest speaker, a I want to share with you this morning are and cards, when I first joined the Army, would like to thank everyone involved incolonel who has more than 30 years of Army how the seven Army values shaped me Then, as now, they are more important making it a huge success,” Meisler said.March is National Nutrition Month:Learn how to eat good food for good health Warriors smack down at Red Cloudby Margaret Banish-Donaldson these foods will give a person vitamins,USAG-RC Public Affairs minerals and fiber with few calories, Cobb said. “They are low in fat and sodium and USAG CASEY — March is National contain no cholesterol. Everyone should beNutrition Month – the perfect time to sure and include fruits and vegetables richstart making heart-healthy food choices. in Vitamin C and Vitamin A.”Look for the red and white heart-check Deli trays filled with low-fat, low-so-mark in your commissary to select foods dium, meats and cheeses are good choiceslow in saturated fat and cholesterol with too, Cobb said. Even though deli selectionsconfidence. are typically freshly sliced and wrapped “A diet low in saturated fats helps to for your convenience, most items do havereduce blood cholesterol levels,” said Ken- nutrition labels on the package, so ask toneth Cobb, 18th Medical Command health see these when deciding what you wantpromotion coordinator. “Large deposits of on the tray.cholesterol on the walls of the arteries can Furthermore, low-glycemic foods such asclog and block them, which can cause a carrots and apples are absorbed more slowly,heart attack or stroke. Also, by maintain- making a person feel full longer and reduc-ing a healthy diet, a person can reduce the ing cravings, which help with weight loss.risk of developing osteoporosis, diabetes, “Fish is a great alternative to red meat,”high blood pressure and some digestive Cobb said. “Fish is a healthy, lean-proteindisorders.” and contains a type of fat called omega-3, A healthy diet includes fibrous food, a which is known to reduce heart attacksgood source of calcium, and foods low in and deaths by reducing inflammation andsugar, salt and fat. By eating a range of foods blood clots.the body can get all the nutrition it needs A study published in July 2006 said dietswithout the calories and fat. high in fatty fish might also reduce risks for “Fiber is important for the health of the a major cause of age-related vision loss anddigestive system and for lowering choles- relieve joint tenderness for those sufferingterol,” Cobb said. “Foods containing fiber from arthritis.are good sources of other essential nutrients. Nutritionists say the best way to get allDepending on how they are prepared, these the omega-3 you need is to obtain it thefoods are typically also low in fat, saturated old fashioned way: Eat at least a couple offat and cholesterol. servings of fish a week. Fruits, vegetables, whole-grain and “It’s not that hard,” Cobb said, “to figurefortified foods, beans and legumes are out what is healthy to eat. The hardest partgood sources of both soluble and insoluble is making up one’s mind, understanding Brian Swanson,46th Trans, takes down Allen Hogan, B 70th BSB, on his way to a first rounddietary fiber. this is something I am going to do for the win at the Warrior Invitational Wrestling Tournament held at the USAG-RC Fitness Center, Feb “If a person is watching his or her weight, rest of my life.” 16. — U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Alun Thomas
    • FEBRUARY 22, 2008 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 9 http://yongsan.korea.army.milTown House food court gets faceliftUpgrades include more seating, wireless internet and children’s party areaby Sgt. Kim Sang-wookUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Ongoingrenovations at Yongsan’s main food court,the Town House, will result in more seating,better lighting and a place for children’sbirthday parties. “The major purpose of the constructionis to open up the Burger King and Popeye’sarea with new floor tiles and adding moreseats,” said Shawn Dorcy, general managerfor Army and Air Force Exchange Service’sSeoul area. “Although the future of Yongsanis unclear, we feel this renovation is neededto support the immediate needs of thecommunity.” After the targeted March 22 completiondate, Dorcy said the food court’s new imagewill include new lighting systems, a ceiling-mounted fire suppression system, moredisplay screens, wireless Internet, and batterycharging devices for portable computers. Inaddition, $100,000 is earmarked for a newregister system. The renovation will also create an area forchildren’s birthday parties. “We have received a lot of feedback Workers renovate the west entrance to the Town House food court, to be finished by March 22. — U.S. Army Photo By Sgt. Kim Sang-wookthat parents wanted a gathering place for that we want after the project is complete, The food court takes in about 2,000 pretty crowded,” he said. “By adding 100birthday parties,” Dorcy said. “We are going but also offer the menu to take care of the customers daily, said Son Chung-yun, Town more seats, there will be 525 seats availableto be able to not only create an atmosphere business.” House manager. “At lunch time, it gets for customers.” Taean oil spill clean-up Dancers perform a scene from the Ballerina who loves B-Boyz show during a performance for the USFK and U.S. embassy communities. — U.S. Army Photo By Pvt. Lee Min-hwi 400 experience Korean extreme-dance show by Pvt. Lee Min-hwi opportunity to U.S. Servicemembers USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs who are dedicated to peace on the Korean peninsula,” said Kang Chul-keun, YONGSAN GARRISON — It was a the chairman of the Gorilla Crew, the girl-meets-boy experience. entertainment company that sponsored Or more appropriately, “b-boy,” and the the show. Yongsan community got to see this Korean The Korean-Foreigners Friendship cultural experience first-hand Feb. 15. Cultural Society and the U.S. Army About 400 community members were Garrison-Yongsan Directorate of Family treated to an engaging clash of pop culture and Morale, Welfare and Recreation at the “Ballerina Who Loves B-Boyz,” organized participation. Members of the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan transportation division help clean up Feb. a musical in which ballet meets break- “In the future, we hope to hold similar 18 at the Taean oil-spill site about 95 miles southwest of Seoul. About 30 people from the dance. events,” said An Chang-sin, USAG- division and the 9th Korean Service Corps volunteered. More than 3 million gallons of This was a special, complimentary Yongsan’s community relations officer. “It’s crude oil spilled into the waters off the Taean coastline in December when a crane barge performance under the USFK Good possible to organize more participation like collided with an anchored crude oil carrier and punctured its oil containers. Since, mil- Neighbor Program provided solely for this downtown or perhaps to bring the lions of volunteers across Korea have assisted with clean-up efforts. — Photo courtesy members of the U.S. Forces Korea and U.S. show on Yongsan.” of Kelli Bright embassy communities. “It is my honor to provide this — See B-BOYZ, Page 12 —
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 10http://yongsan.korea.army.mil AREA II THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Thrift Shop Offers Scholarships Symposium focuses on domestic violence awareness, education The American Women’s Club Thrift Shop Association is now accepting applications for college scholarships for the 2008-2009 academic year. The three categories of- fered are high school seniors, current col- by Kenneth Fidler lege students and adults. Applications must USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs be turned into the Thrift Shop by March 22 or postmarked no later than March 14. To be eligible to apply, you must be a valid ID YONGSAN GARRISON — “Carol” cardholder, a U.S. citizen, a family member survived domestic violence. of U.S. Forces Korea military or DOD civil- Throughout 10 years of abuse, her then- ian, must have cumulative GPA of at least husband slapped, kicked and punched her. 2.5, and must be in good standing within He intimidated and taunted her, made her the community. Applications are available believe it was her own fault he was abusing at the Thrift Shop on Yongsan South Post her. in Bldg. 4222, at the Army Community Ser- When she finally filed for divorce, he vices office, or at the Seoul American High attacked her in her sleep with a hammer. It School counselor’s office. For information, call commercial 795-7675. was a violent end to the marriage and the abuse. He was court-martialed, convicted Volleyball Referee Clinic for assault and went to jail. A clinic for potential volleyball referees is That was 11 years ago, and Carol, still an 1-4 p.m. Feb. 23 at the 1st Replacement active-duty Soldier, shared her story with Center across from the Dragon Hill Lodge. participants at Yongsan’s first Domestic For information, call Mark White at 738- Violence Symposium Feb. 7. 3127. “I have shared my testimony several times,” she told the audience. “These Muslim Prayer Services Pfc. Rae Roberts (left) and Command Sgt. Major Bonita Hunter, both with 41st Signal Battalion, An informational meeting for those inter- are tears of joy, freedom, because I am a survivor.” make their group’s final draft of a proposed slogan to be used during October’s Domestic Vio- ested in Muslim prayer services is 7 p.m. lence Awareness Month. This group activity was part of the domestic violence symposium Feb. Feb. 25 at Memorial Chapel. For informa- The symposium was designed to increase awareness of domestic violence and how to 7. — U.S. Army Photo By Kenneth Fidler tion, call 738-3009. identify and prevent abuse and neglect in “Just like the kid who is beat by his October’s Domestic Violence Awareness USO Tour Highlights families. Yongsan’s Zeta Phi Beta Sorority father ... many times, not always, that same month educational campaigns. n DMZ tours are scheduled for Feb. 26, 28 Inc. partnered with the U.S. Army Garrison- individual will develop what is called a “It’s given me insight as to what other and 29. Bus departs at 7:30 a.m. Cost is Yongsan Family Advocacy Program to destructive mentality, or entitlement, and people think about domestic violence, as $22 for military and $44 for others. develop the program. begin to beat their own children,” Mora well as the testimonials that I heard today,” n Dinner show: See a traditional Korean “We want to people to leave with an explained. said Sgt. 1st Class Wanda M. Brown, performance at Changdong Theater 6 p.m. He said it happens often, and the stress 1st Signal Brigade. “Domestic violence understanding that it is our responsibility Feb. 28. Cost is $42 for military and $47 of dealing with the fall-out after reporting is unacceptable. It is something that you to take care of our communities,” said for others. Capt. La’ Ketha Prioleau of the Zeta Phi it is too much for many to handle. need to be aware of for yourself and your n Korean Folk Village Tour: Bus departs at Beta Sorority. Mora said spouses may ignore or Soldiers.” 8 a.m. Feb. 29. Cost is $31 for military and $34 for others. For more tour information, “Sometimes bad things happen to good rationalize their partner’s behavior partly For Carol, she regained her strength call 724-7003. people, but we should still do our best to do out of a need to maintain family decency through counseling and her faith, but it what we can to help people and to protect and fearing the “drastic consequences” and didn’t happen right away after the hammer Red Cross Classes them,” Prioleau said. “Knowledge is power. “chaos of having their lives turned upside attack. The American Red Cross will hold the fol- Our biggest challenge is knowing where to down in order to experience peace, law and “I did not seek help right away because lowing training classes: go when we need help.” order at the end of that process.” there was no help to be offered,” she n Cardio-pulmonary/first-aid 8:30 a.m. to The symposium featured speeches, “There’s no bite to it until someone explained. “No one offered me any 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Moyer Community a group participation exercise and the actually steps out and says there’s abuse counseling, any assistance.” Activities Center. happening,” he said. “People need to be Worse, she said she felt as if others testimonials. n American Red Cross baby-sitting class Chaplain (Maj.) Leo Mora Jr., USAG- encouraged to step forward, but if they are blamed her. “I constantly got: ‘Why am I 9 a.m. to 5 p.m March 1 also at the Moyer. For information on these classes, call Vicky Yonsan’s family life chaplain, gave an hour- paralyzed with fear, then the (abuse) cycle ruining his career?’ I constantly got: ‘What Porter at 738-3670. long talk on recognizing abuse and how continues.” did you do?’” to help those suffering through it. He said After the testimonials – the crowd also During an assignment to Fort Bragg, she New Passport Fees, Forms abuse, many times, is passed down through heard from a man who was beaten by his said she and her children got help through a The U.S. Embassy has established new the family. father when he was a child – participants victim advocate and received counseling “so fees for all personal passport applications. formed small groups to discuss topics we could learn that we were not at fault.” Adult first passport: $100 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES ranging from the prevention of domestic “Abuse has no race, gender, rank structure; Adult renewal: $75 Victim advocate: DSN 738-3034 violence to where victims can find help. it does not discriminate,” she said. “Today I Law enforcement: DSN ‘110’ or Commercial 724-3004/5 Minor (16 and under): $85 121 Combat Support Hospital: DSN 737-5545 Family advocacy specialists led the pray that all of you will leave here with the Newborn packet: $150 Family Advocacy Program: DSN 738-3034/8861 New application forms are available at the Chaplain: DSN 736-3018 discussions and guided each group to knowledge of how you can make a difference Department of State Web site www.state. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) forming potential slogans to be used during to prevent domestic violence.” gov/m/a/dir/forms/passport. Forms are also available at the client legal service of- fice in Bldg. 4106, the Community Services Yongsan downs Building. For information, call 738-8111. Osan, 73-48 Korean Language Class Osan defenders try to grab the ball from Learn to read basic Korean letters and learn Yongsan’s Sheila Soileau during post-vs- Korean phrases during a Korean language post basketball action Feb. 9 at Collier class 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Field House. Yongsan’s women’s team the Army Community Services in Bldg. beat Osan 73-48 during Yongsan’s last 4106. For information, call 738-7505. home game of the season. Breena Har- English as Second Language rell led Yongsan scoring with 19 points, English as a Second Language classes for including five 3-pointers. Soileau con- foreign-born family members are held 4:30 tributed 14, and Coco Nunley added 10. p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the — U.S. Army Photo By Kenneth Fidler Army Community Services in Bldg. 4106. For information, call 738-7505.
    • FEBRUARY 22, 2008 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 11 http://yongsan.korea.army.milSeoul American studentsdeliver substance abuseprevention messagesby Kenneth FidlerUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs chance of violent behavior or being a victim of violent behavior. YONGSAN GARRISON — High “In high school, we’ve seen some peopleschool freshmen delivered their “just say smoke and drink,” said Jean Kim, who’sno” message to middle-schoolers with been in the SADD club for two years.some drama. “From the mistakes they’ve made, we’ve Members of Seoul American High put that into the skits.”School’s Students Against Destructive One group developed a skit called “PC-Bong,” titled after the street name of (Above left to right)Decisions Club acted out skits Feb. 6 Kimberly Parker,and 7 to show seventh- and eighth- a typical Internet café in Seoul. A group of Katie McNeely,graders the consequences of the two most boys visit a café. One of them finds a pack of Norah Jansen andcommon substances abused: smoking and cigarettes and starts lighting up. His friends Dana Davenportdrinking. try to stop him and he replies, “I can’t; I’m act out a skit that Just as dramatic were the facts they just so addicted.” The skit ends with the shows the dangersdelivered: boy’s father catching him in the act. of alcohol use. • Tobacco use is the leading preventable The second skit, called “Homecoming (Left) Joseph Park at the River,” focused on the effects and Jean Kim sharecause of the death in the United States, of drinking when a group of students facts about the dan-killing more than 400,000 people each gers of drinking andyear. decide to meet near the Han River after smoking. — U.S. • Three-quarters of young people who homecoming. The scenes build up to the Army Photos Byuse tobacco daily continue to do so because anticipated result: a couple of students get Kenneth Fidlerthey find it hard to quite. drunk and create a scene, “acting crazy,” as • 13-15-year-olds are at high risk to the narrator said. The next day at school, members through weeks of preparation smoke anymore. The percentage is actuallystart drinking they were alienated. and research. pretty low.” • Short-term consequences of alcohol “We’re trying to show the consequences National research has shown a decrease Using the skits to deliver the anti-use invites arguments and family problems, of when you drink, and it’s not always fun,” in smoking in adolescents, Fortner told the substance abuse message also uses peerabsences from school, and increases the said SADD club member Katie McNeely. class. “What does that mean? If 30 percent relations to drive home the message. “You have to deal with what happens of kids 12-17 smoke, then that means “As an adult, I can go talk to the kids,Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Service is avail- afterwards.” the other 70 percent do not smoke,” she but their reaction is usually, “Oh, anotherable to any U.S. government ID card holder student and The SADD club is mentored bytheir families. ASACS helps prevent teens from becoming explained.” person telling me not to do something,’”involved with alcohol or other substance abuse through counselors with the Adolescent Substance “Everybody thinks that when they are Fortner said. “If you take someone close toclassroom education, workshops and special events. It also Abuse Counseling Service for U.S. Army drinking and smoking that everyone else is their age who can go and say, “Hey, look,provides screening and individual, group and family coun-seling services. The USAG-Yongsan ASACS office has three Garrison-Yongsan. doing it,” Fortner continued. “The bottom it’s not a good idea to do that,’ then theycounselors who can be reached at 738-3880 or 738-4579. Counselor Geri Fortner guided club line is not that many people drink and are more likely to listen.”Falcons sweep Korean-American conference finalsBoys, girls’ teams almost took it away from them. The Falcons had already handed a 77-16defend KAIAC titles defeat to Korea International School and downed Yongsan International School ofby Pvt. Lee Min-hwi Seoul 81-35.USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs The Falcons took a slim 18-15 lead at the end of the first period, but the Crusaders YONGSAN GARRISON — Seoul came back to take a halftime 33-25 lead.American High School boys and girls’ Each matched points in the third quarter,basketball teams successfully defended their but the Crusaders still led 48-39.Korean-American Interscholastic Activities “The end of the third quarter was a hardConference titles Feb. 16 during tournament moment for the team,” said Falcon Johnnieaction at Seoul Foreign School. Hickson. “But I think that we had good The Lady Falcons easily moved through rebounds and the players were in placestheir matches on their way to handing sister where they had to be.”school Taegu American High a 75-32 loss. But the Falcons poured it on in the During first-day play of the two-day fourth. Led by Joe McLean’s 12 points, theytournament, the Lady Falcons beat Seoul shot for 25 points for the come-back win.International School 74-12 and Osan “We missed some of the good chancesAmerican High School 65-16. right under the basket,” said Crusader Seoul American took a commanding coach J.P. Rader. “When the Falconslead over Taegu’s Warriors, 32-4, at the first switched their defense system, it was a hardperiod and never looked back. In the second moment for us right in the third and fourthperiod, Taegu put in 11 to the Falcons’ 15, quarters.”but couldn’t maintain the momentum. Seoul American Falcon Marcus Thompson goes up for the shot during the Korean-American Interscholas- Crusader Paul Black said, “The game “We were very quick during the game tic Activities Conference tournament action Feb. 16. — U.S. Army Photo By Pvt. Lee Min-hwi was really intense. There were manyand kept a good defense,” said Falcon hustled up and down on the court and Manning each scored 12 points, with opportunities to make 3-point shots, butVeronica Gaskey. “All of us made our team it worked out pretty well. I see a definite Manning hitting two 3-pointers. The Lady we missed some of them.”strong.” growth in their teamwork rather than Falcons finished the season undefeated. For the game, Willie Brown led Falcon Falcons’ coach Charlotte Hicks said their individuals leading the game.” The boys’ team was well on its way to an scoring with 19 points, and McLeanspeed outmatched the Warriors. “The girls Falcons Crystal Pryfor and Avianca easy sweep, too, but Seoul Foreign School contributed 14.
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 12http://yongsan.korea.army.mil AREA II THE MORNING CALM PAID ADVERTISINGUSAG-Yongsan wows inspectorsS ince I arrived last July, I knew I was was a pleasure to listen to the inspectors part of an outstanding organization rave over some of our programs. I heard with people who take a great comments like “the best I’ve seen in thedeal of pride in what they do for their Army” and the adjectives “phenomenal”community. and “super” to describe some of what The big news of the latter part of 2007 we do. One program, the Family andwas USAG-Yongsan being selected as one Morale, Welfare and Recreation, touchesof four installations e v e r y o n e’s l i v e s ,worldwide to and the inspectorcompete as finalists “The results prove we have c o n c l u d e d , “ …in the Army an outstanding, professional as fine an MWRCommunities program as I haveof Excellence workforce. I congratulate ever seen.”competition. everyone in USAG-Yongsan Brig. Gen. AlThis means thatU S A G - Yo n g s a n for a job very well done!” Aycock, IMCOM- Korea Commander,excels at business told us, “You alland management practices to achieve have done a marvelous job. I commendexcellence and delivers top-notch, quality- each and every one of you for the hardof-life programs to our community. work that you are absolutely doing each It was recently noted once again that and every day to take care of the Soldiers,we continue to deliver that high quality. Family Members, and Civilians here inHeadquarters Installation Management Korea and to make sure that the ROK-USCommand-Korea inspected the Garrison alliance remains strong.”in January, and the results were fantastic. This inspection showed us how wellInspectors looked at 12 major functional we take care of our customers and keepsareas and inspected 110 sub-functional us honest brokers of our motto, “Hereareas. We received a Commendable For You!” The results prove we have anrating – the highest rating possible – in outstanding, professional workforce. I58 areas. congratulate everyone in USAG-Yongsan During the inspection out-brief, it for a job very well done! B-BOYZ Continued from Page 9 The performance combined high-energy was a very unique and a novel concept,”dances and traditional ballet as well as one said one spectator, Maj. Tony Baczkiewiczthat united Korean traditional dance. Kim of USFK headquarters. “They were veryHyun-moon, on of the main performers, athletic, energetic and outstanding. It wassaid, “Searching for a way to bring up the a lot of fun.”hip-hop, a street culture, to the public, we The show has performances planneddecided to add the ballet into b-boys to PAID ADVERTISING throughout Japan, Singapore and Chinacreate more fun and dynamics.” and will go to New York’s Broadway The story line plays out as a young April.ballerina and a b-boy meet at a record store. Ballerina Who Loves B-Boyz will runThe ballerina dreams of having the freedom in Korea for the next three years at theto express herself with ballet as b-boys do Myungdong Mesa Gorilla Hall. Show timeswith their extreme-dance routines. are 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and “The idea to combine ballet and b-boys 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays. About 400 Yong- san community members watch the performance Feb. 15 of the Ballerina Who Loves B-Boyz. — U.S. Army Photo By Pvt. Lee Min-hwi
    • FEBRUARY 22, 2008 NEWS IMCOM-K • PAGE 13 http://imcom.korea.army.mil
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 14 http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALMReceive economic stimulus package by filing Sorority sponsorsby Capt. Jason MoyLegal Office Security Number, 2) earned income, social security benefits, or certain pension benefits, there are special rules for low income individuals. For more information see the College Fair and 3) to not be claimed on someone IRS website (www.irs.gov). On Feb. 13, President Bush signed an else’s tax return. If you filed jointly, both While you are waiting for your refund, The Ladies of Delta Sigmaeconomic stimulus package (HR 5140) individuals need to have a social security beware of scams. The IRS has discovered Theta Sorority, Inc. aregiving individuals a rebate of $600, joint number to qualify. If you have an Individual several e-mail and phone call scams that are sponsoring their 1st annualreturns $1,200, and $300 for each qualifying or Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number using the rebate to get personal identifyingchild. All you need to do to receive your (ITIN or ATIN), you are not eligible for information from you and steal your College Fair Saturday, April 19rebate check is file your 2007 taxes. Linda the rebate. Additionally, other ineligible identity. Never respond to phone calls or from noon – 4 p.m. at the SeoulStiff, Acting IRS Commissioner, stated, “If individuals include non-resident aliens e-mails from anyone claiming to be the IRS. American Elementary Schoolyou are eligible for a payment, all you have and anyone filing a 1040NR, 1040PR or The only way you will receive the rebate is cafeteria.to do is file a 2007 tax return and the IRS 1040SS. by filing a 2007 tax return.will do the rest.” To qualify for the $300 per child rebate, No additional forms or verification is The IRS will mail or directly deposit you must 1) be eligible for the child tax required. If you believe you are due a rebate Volunteers are needed toall rebates starting in May after the end of credit and 2) have a valid social security check and don’t receive one by Dec. 31 2008 represent their college,the tax season. If you chose direct deposit number for each child. go the IRS website (www.irs.gov) and click university or service academy.on your 2007 tax return the IRS will send However, the rebate is phased out if “Where’s my refund?” to find out wherethe rebate check to that same account. your adjusted gross income (AGI) is above your rebate is.Otherwise they will mail you a check. If $75,000 for single or $150,000 for joint To file your taxes visit your local tax If you are interested in participating,your address changes before then file IRS filers. The rebate will be reduced by 5% center. At USAG Humphreys we are located please call 010-3125-0466 or e-mailForm 8822, Change of Address, and update of the total dollar amount above the AGI at building S-751 our phone number is ROKDSTCollegeFair@hotmail.comyour address with the post office. Form limit. 753-5680. While walk-ins are accepted it8822 is available on the IRS website (www. For example, a single taxpayer with no is better to call for an appointment. Thereirs.gov). children who has an AGI over $87,000 will are also tax centers located at Yongsan, Osan, To qualify you need 1) a valid Social not receive a rebate check. Additionally, Kunsan, Camp Henry and Camp Casey.Early Developmental Screening available to families peninsula-wideCourtesy of 18th MEDCOM Tuesday, March 18, Time: 10 a.m. – noon, OSAN American Elementary School P.O.C. Angela Davis, 784-6912 or 738-4422 EDIS Do you have concerns about how your child talks, sees, hears, understands, plays, Tuesday, March 18, 1 – 3 p.m., OSAN Child Development Center P.O.C. Shalandabehaves, moves, or learns? The Educational and Developmental Intervention Services will Velazquez, 784-4966 or 738-4422 EDISbe conducting Early Developmental Screening for children ages birth - 3 years. Thursday, March 20, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Taegu Child Development Center P.O.C. Child Find is an event conducted by EDIS to identify, locate, and screen children birth Maryvel Jones, 768-7707 or 738-4422 EDISto 3 years of age in the community. Child Find efforts are strengthen by collaborations Tuesday, March 21, 9 – 11 a.m., Yongsan Child Development Center P.O.C. Claudettewith Child Development Centers and DoDDS. Parents have an opportunity to have their Mohn, 738-3407/4422 EDISchild participate in a developmental screening and learn about services available for eligible Tuesday, March 25, 9 – 11 a.m., Yongsan Child Development Center P.O.C. Claudettechildren with identified concerns or developmental delays. EDIS provides early intervention Mohn, 738-3407/4422 EDISand special education services in the areas of physical therapy, occupational therapy, Tuesday, April 1, 10 – 11:30 a.m., ACS Playgroup – Hannam Village P.O.C. Margretfamily service coordination, special education, speech and language, and developmental Rice, 738-5151/4422 EDISpediatrician evaluations. Wednesday, April 2, 10 – 11:30 a.m., ACS Playgroup – Yongsan SAS Building P.O.C. The “Child Find” will be conducted in all Areas I - IV Dates, Time, Location, and Margret Rice, 738-5151/4422 EDISPoint of Contact are: This service is free of charge. Sponsored by 18th MEDCOM, Educational and Tuesday, March 11, noon – 2 p.m., Camp Red Cloud, Pear Blossom Cottage P.O.C. Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS). EDIS and Parents working together…makeNatalia Lyons, 732-7168 or 738-4422 EDIS a roaring difference in the lives of children. February 22-28 Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Casey Walk Hard Walk Hard National Treasure II Fool’s Gold P.S. I Love You Walk Hard National Treasure II 730-7354 (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (PG) 9 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (PG) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m.. 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    • FEBRUARY 22, 2008 CHAPLAIN IMCOM-K • PAGE 15 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Hope in the Midst of Challenges Area II Lent/Easter Worship Scheduleby Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Charles E. Jackson Service Date/Time LocationDeputy Command Chaplain, 8th U.S. Army Catholic P Ash Wednesday Feb. 6, 1205 121 Hospital Chapel salm 46: 1 from the Message Bible says, “God is a safe place 1205 Memorial Chapel to hide. Ready to help when we need him.” Some biblical 1800 South Post Chapel scholars believe David, the writer of this Psalm was reflecting Stations of the Cross Feb. 8 – Mar. 14 , 1730 Memorial Chapel Lenten Penance Service Mar. 19, 1830 Memorial Chapelon his own life and the challenges God helped him faced. He knew Holy Thursday (Morning Prayer) Mar. 20, 0900 Memorial Chapelwhat it felt like to be devastated and overwhelmed by circumstances. Holy Thursday (The Lord’s Supper) Mar. 20,1830 South Post ChapelHe experienced praise and wrath of people. He was a hero who felt Holy Thursday (Night Prayer) Mar. 20, 2100 Memorial Chapelchallenged when his popularity crumbled. Regardless of what David Good Friday (Morning Prayer) Mar. 21, 0900 Memorial Chapel Good Friday (Traditional ) Mar. 21, 1530 Memorial Chapelwent through, he felt God was with him. I believe David relied upon Good Friday (Passion of the Lord) Mar. 21, 1830 Memorial Chapelthree coping strategies that helped him with the struggles of life. They Holy Saturday (Morning Prayer) Mar. 22, 0900 Memorial Chapelare faith, strength, and friendship. Holy Saturday Faith is the first strategy. Robert Schuller, Senior Pastor of the (Traditional Blessing of Baskets) Mar. 22, 1200 Memorial Chapel Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil Mass) Mar. 22, 1830 Memorial Chapeltelevised “Hour of Power” said, “Tough times never last, tough people Welcome Receptiondo.” Our faith in God does not guarantee trials will not come our way. (Newly Baptized Catholics) Mar. 22, 2000 Memorial ChapelWe can handle trials with the confidence that no trial is too difficult Easter Sunday Mass (No 1700 Mass) Mar. 23, 0800 South Post Chapelthat He and we can’t handle together. There are many examples in 1130 Memorial Chapel Please direct all questions to Mr. Pagano, 725-5211Scripture of people who went through hard times. Job faced tragediesthat resulted in loss of family, property, and health. His faith was not Protestantshaken by tragedy but made stronger. Faith in God is not a promise Easter Cantata Mar. 16, 0800 Memorial Chapel (Collective)that trials and tribulations will go away, but an assurance that they will Community Good Friday Service Mar. 21, 1900 Onnuri Church Seobinggo Campus Community Easter Sunrise Service Mar. 23, 0600 South Post Chapel (Collective)not get the best of us. Easter Sunday Services Mar. 23, 0800 Memorial Chapel (Collective) Strength is the second strategy. Those who put their trust in God 0930 Hannam Village Chapel (Korean)do not totally depend upon their own strength. No matter what comes 0930 121 Hospital Chapel (Collective)God is in control. There are times when trials seem like mountains, 1000 South Post Chapel (Collective) 1000 Multi-Plex (ROCK Service)but we can depend on God to see us through. Isaiah 40:29 from the 1030 K-16 Community Chapel (Collective)Message Bible says, “He energizes those who are tired, gives fresh 1100 Hannam Village Chapel (Collective)strength to dropouts.” God gives us renewed strength during difficult 1200 South Post Chapel (Gospel)times. Jesus cried when his friend Lazarus died. The next morning 1330 Memorial Chapel (UPCI) EpiscopalJesus’ tears turned into joy. There are times we too must deal with Ash Wednesday –sorrow, pain, and grief. If we can hold out for a minute, an hour, a Imposition of Ashes/Holy Eucharist Feb. 6, 1700 Memorial Chapelday, renewed strength will come. Friendship is the third strategy. We Palm Sunday –are never alone. Christ beams light through the darkness when the Liturgy of the Palms & Holy Eucharist Mar. 16, 1000 Memorial Chapel Good Friday Liturgy Mar. 21, 1700 Memorial Chapelsun refuses to shine and clouds form a blanket around us. The sun is a Easter Holy Eucharist Mar. 23 , 1000 Memorial Chapelreminder of God’s presence shining through no matter what situationwe find ourselves in. Our faith, Christ’s strength, and friends stand For more information call USAG-Yongsan Religious Support Office, 738-3011ready to help us when we need them.
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 16http://imcom.korea.army.mil FEATURE THE MORNING CALM SHOPSecond Hand Rose THRIFTVolunteer-run shopbenefits charities,community programsby Sgt. Jung Jae-HoonUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Abrand new teddy bear is only $1.For another $1, pick up a pack of10 VHS movies. Those brand newkids’ tennis shoes? $3. You can find both small andlarge household items at theSecond Hand Rose Thrift Shoplocated on South Post. Second Hand Rose is a non-profit private organization.Volunteers from the AmericanWomen’s Club of Korea ThriftShop Association, in conjunctionwith the U.S. military, operate thisshop. It provides the U.S. militarycommunity the opportunity todonate or consign gently usedgoods, which are placed on salein the shop. “There are some people whohave too much to take back withthem to the next station of posting,so they bring it to consign ordonate to the Thrift Shop,” saidRoseanne Rhoda, Thrift Shoptreasurer. “Newcomers moving toSeoul come to the Second HandRose to shop for items at bargainprices.” Aside from offering great dealson merchandise, all the fundsraised throughout the year aredistributed to U.S. Forces Koreacommunity programs and Koreancharities. The association also hasan established scholarship programfor active-duty Servicemembersand their family members. In fiscal year 2007, the shopgave just under $200,000 in are there many orphanages and need,” said shopper Mariannegrants to USFK community church groups, but also homes Beyer. “The Thrift Shop takes careservices and Korean charities, for unwed mothers, shelters for of that problem, and puts it to useincluding $33,000 in scholarships. homeless people and for AIDS/ for a good cause.”In addition to this, an estimated HIV sufferers.” Another customer, Lee Bliss,$160,000 in goods and clothing Customers seem satisfied with added, “You might find some partswas given directly to various the bargains and the variety found that you need, like electronics, youcharity groups. in the shop, especially for items not can not purchase in Korea. Because “The charities we donate to found off-post. most of the things that are soldare throughout the peninsula of “I’ve moved a lot and learned here are things from the States soKorea,” said Dorothy Kirkwood, it’s always tricky to get rid of one’s it is easier to find what we need atconsignment manager. “Not only belongings and buy what you a very low price.” THRIFT SHOP AT A GLANCE HOURS PHONE details can be obtained from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays Commercial 02-795-7675 Consignment Manager. and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 6 Donations are taken during p.m. Wednesdays CONSIGNMENT AND normal business hours or can (Clockwise from top) Buyers can find small treasures at the Second Hand Rose DONATIONS be dropped in a donation box Thrift Shop. Customer Tris MacTaggart sorts through clothing. Rufina Manuel looks LOCATION Consignments are taken, located near the side entrance at jewelry. Thrift Shop volunteers tag donated items. A customer looks over an as- Bldg. 4222 next to by appointment only, from of the shop any time of day. sortment of electronics items. — U.S. Army Photos By Sgt. Jung Jae-hoon Multipurpose Training government ID card holders, Facility, Yongsan South Post and AWC members. Further
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 18http://imcom.korea.army.mil MWR THE MORNING CALMCatch a rising supernovaStory by AFE & IMCOM-K MWR Me’, and ‘Let ‘Em Know’. Overall, it’s a promising release from a young band with Grammy recognized rock/rap duo potential to develop away from their obvious —USAG Daegu—Seminole County will bring their musical influences into something more unique and There were 8 teams involved with this tournamentgenius to stages in Korea with fiercely musically developed. The music production which started Friday Feb. 15:original performances. is highly polished and sounds great on loud This acclaimed singer, rapper, songwriting speakers. Game #:tandem has created spontaneous combustion Seminole County shows will be open to 1 25th Trans 48 Young-Shin U. 46 2 Daegu U. 42 188th MP Co 19onstage since their launch and are standing the military community and free of charge, 3 F-144 (Cp Carroll)at the crossroads of stardom. Catch them courtesy of AFE & MWR. 68 36th Sig Bn 22now before they become the next supernova. For more information, please contact 4 E. J King 44 Over 33 41Tour will travel to six locations from Feb. the local MWR Entertainment Office or Feb. 16: 5 Young-Shin 53 36th Sig Bn 5226 – March 2. 723-3078. 6 Over 33 41 188 MP Co 23 Comprising of female singer/rapper Jj 7 F-144 52 25TH Trans 43and guitarist/pure sound vocalist Byron J, Schedule of performances in Korea: 8 E. J. King 51 Daegu U. 32Seminole County formed four years ago in a central Florida county Tuesday, Feb. 26 Camp Bonifas Sanctuary Club 7 p.m. 9 25th Trans 43 Over 33 36 10 Daegu U. 41 Young-Shin U. 24where the band gets its name. Wednesday, Feb. 27 Kunsan AB Loring Club 8 p.m. 11 F-144 59 E. J. King 44 The duo sound remarkably like Linkin Park crossed with Thursday, Feb. 28 Chinhae NB Duffy’s 7 p.m. 12 25 Trans 59 Daegu U. 53Evanescence with a hint of Garbage’s Shirley Manson attitude. Friday, Feb. 29 Taegu AB Jake’s Place 7 p.m. Feb . 17 The mixture works well on their 10-track self titled album Saturday, March 1 Osan AB Mustang Club 10 p.m. 13 E. J. King 59 25TH Trans 53 14 F-144 66 E.J.King 56including songs such as ‘Playin’ Me’, ‘Better Than Me’, ‘Life In Sunday, March 2 Red Cloud Mitchell’s 7 p.m. 1ST Place F-144 Second Place E.J. KingArmy Family Covenant brings new Child, Youth Services initiativesChild, Youth Services registration, re-registration now free of chargeSpecial to The Morning Calm Weekly Of the forty-two covenant initiatives, twenty-three belong to CYS. Many of the initiatives involve free care or reduced fees to children of service members and civilians Thanks to the Army Family Covenant, Child and Youth Services registration and re- that are deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Free registration is the oneregistration is now free. As of Feb. 1 CYS no longer charges a registration fee to eligible initiative that applies to all eligible CYS patrons regardless of deployment status.patrons. This amounts to an annual cost savings of $18 for a family with one child, $36 Other initiatives include: upgrade of all Army CYS Youth Technology Labs; “Strongfor a family with two children, and $40 to families with three or more children registered Beginnings” pre-kindergarten program beginning in Sep 08; Mini-tech labs for preschoolwith CYS. and pre-k classes; Missoula Children’s Theater performances at USAGs Yongsan, Humphreys, The covenant represents a $1.4 billion commitment in 2008 to improve quality of life for and Daegu; and school books for CYS Homework Centers.Army Families. Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said the Army wants For information on free services and reduced fees for families of deployed serviceto provide Soldiers and their Families with a level of support commensurate with their level members and civilians, contact your garrison CYS Central Enrollment Registry Office.of service, and the covenant is in direct response to concerns from Army Families. They are They have a complete listing of services supported by the Army Family Covenant basedconcerned about funding and support for Family programs, physical and mental healthcare, on deployment status.housing, education and childcare, and employment opportunities for spouses. MRW Events 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 Chess Championship Come watch the battle of the minds at the annual MWR Chess Tournament. The event will take place at the Camp Walker CAC March 15 at 1 p.m. For more informa- tion, contact your local Community Activities Center or DSN 723-3346. Spring Break Travel Specials The Commercial Travel Office, US Airline Alliance, is offering travel deals for military ID card holders. A China Fantasy 4-day tour of Beijing includes roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodation with daily breakfast, group visa fee, local airport tax, Eng- lish speaking guided tour, admission fees and meals. Travel arrangements may be coordinated for April 5-8, April 6-9, or April 9-12. Packages are also available to Bangkok/Pattaya for April 6-10, Hanoi/Halong Bay for Mar 20-24 or April 5-9, and Siem Reap/Angkor Wat for April 5-11. Log on to www.ustraveloffice.com for more information.
    • February 22, 2008 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 21 http://imcom.korea.army.milUSAG Humphreys Chaplains Officearranges banquet for sweetheartsby Stacy A. OuelletteUSAG-H Public Affairs Office USAG HUMPHREYS — The USAGHumphreys Chaplain’s Office sponsored a“Sweetheart Banquet” for 32 couples, Feb.16 at Tommy D’s. This event was designed to providemarried Christian couples a chance to shareexperiences. Attendees represented all fourcongregations at Humphreys. “It’s only because of God’s love that wecan do this and we should not take it forgranted. Tonight there was no love takenfor granted in this room. We celebrated thelove of Jesus -- it’s only because of his lovethat we can love each other,” said ChaplainKlon K. Kitchen, USAG Humphreys andArea III chaplain. The evening was designed to be aninformal one without assigned seating or ascheduled agenda. It was well organized, but not reallystructured, Kitchen said. “The main thing for me was the Christianfellowship,” Kitchen said. “People were able to get away fromtheir children because the singles ministryprovided child care. That’s a big deal becausea lot of these couples haven’t been awayfrom their children in a long time,” saidKitchen. The program, including child care was Command Sgt. Maj. Franz J. Philippe, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade command sergeant major, and his wife, Emily, smile after winning a $25 giftfree for attendees. Volunteers from the certificate. Thirty-two couples celebrated Valentine’s Day 2008 at this Sweetheart’s Banquet. — U.S. Army Photo By Stacy A. Ouellette.USAG Humphreys Singles Ministry had “We don’t always understand or recognize natives. other, respond to one another and respectactivities with the children at Freedom the blessings God gives us. They come in Abby, works at the youth services center. one another is good. It was good to see theChapel. strange, unique forms sometimes,” he said. The couple was rewarded with a $100 gift sense of humor between the couples,” said The informal setting allowed the groups 1st Lt. Ryan Abbott, Company B, 3-2 certificate for being the newlyweds at this Ryan.time to talk and share stories about their General Support Aviation Battalion and event. This is an annual event for the Humphreysmarriages. his wife, Abby, thought this event was the Both wanted to attend to meet couples Protestant congregation. Members of Each couple brought a small gift to play perfect opportunity to learn from more who have been married for decades and learn the chaplain council voted to open ittwo games, one to break the ice and another seasoned couples. what has worked in their marriages. community–wide.to teach a lesson. “We’ve been married for a year and a The setting gave us the opportunity and Kitchen’s said, Humphreys has a Kitchen offered a framed picture of half now and there’s a lot of love between it was fun, Abby said. wonderful community and this eventhimself as a gag gift with a $25 Post us, but it’s nice to see how that love is going “We’ve been Christians basically our demonstrated it.Exchange gift certificate hidden within to to grow,” said Ryan. entire lives, but it’s a whole new thing when The unification of the services and theprove the point of “what you get sometimes The Abbotts have been married since you get married,” Ryan said. fellowship surpassed his expectations, heisn’t always the true picture,” Kitchen said. July 2006 and are both Ft. Wayne, Ind. “Seeing how other people act with each said.Community single’s ministry gives couples time aloneby Stacy A. Ouellette “I came here to volunteer because I haveUSAG-H Public Affairs Office three kids of my own. I gain the satisfaction of letting the couples have some time USAG HUMPHREYS — Twelve together,” said Santiago. members of the USAG Humphreys Singles The volunteers created three activityMinistry volunteered to provide child care stations for the children: paper heartfor more than 20 children, Feb. 16. While decorating, cookie decorating and a gamethese kids were enjoying games and activities room in the chapel’s annex. Prizes were alsoat Freedom Chapel, their parents enjoyed a awarded for each event.free Sweetheart Banquet sponsored by the “They interacted well with each other.USAG Humphreys Chaplain’s Office. Overall, the kids had a great time tonight,” “We’re always volunteering and looking said Mitchell.for something to do for the community. The USAG Humphreys Singles MinistryThis was a chance for people that come to is dedicated to providing a fellowship forthis church and have the time off with their all single or unaccompanied Soldiers andspouses and have a fun filled night,” said Civilians here. The purpose is to offer aStaff Sgt. Brian Mitchell, 4-58th Airfield positive environment to meet new friendsOperations Battalion. and take part in a variety of activities and As a married father of three, Sgt. Jonathan volunteer projects. The singles ministrySantiago, 194th Combat Sustainment meets the 2nd Saturday of every month atSupport Battalion, understands the Freedom Chapel at 6 p.m.importance for married couples to have time For more information, contact Tiffani Sgt. Jonathan Santiago, 194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, bottle feeds 10-monthalone without the stress of children. Hirst at 010-2350-2366. old Reagan Donnelly at Freedom Chapel. — U.S. Army Photo By Stacy A. Ouellette.
    • USAG-H • PAGE 22www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA III THE MORNING CALM News & Notes USAG Humphreys environmental chief Army Nurse Corps seeks Soldiers looking for change wins runner-up as 2007 environmental Are you interested in becoming a health care provider? Do you know of any Sol- diers who are interested in continuing their education? Do you want a free education award winners are announced while receiving full pay and benefits? Now by Andre Butler there is a program in place for you or one of USAG-H Public Affairs Office your Soldiers to take advantage of. The In- terservice Physician Assistant Program, the USAG HUMPHREYS — David W. AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program, the Funded Nurse Education Program and Johnson, Ph.D., United States Army other AMEDD training opportunities are Garrison Humphreys Environmental open to officers, warrant offices and enlist- Division chief, was named first runner- ed Soldiers. Briefings will be conducted at up for the 2007 Secretary of the Army different times throughout December. For Environmental Award for the environmental more information contact 1st Lt. Warrentina quality team and individual category Jan. Berry at 011-9972-9268. 29. The official list of award winners was released last week. The United Club’s Silent Auction “This award is not for me only,” said Make it, Bake it, Sew it or Buy it Johnson. The United Club’s Silent Auction otherwise known as Make it, Bake it, Sew it, Buy it will “It’s a team effort and I’m being recognized be held on March 6 at the Alaska Mining because of the efforts of my staff.” Johnson Company at 6:30 p.m. If you want to sup- supervises USAG Humphreys Directorate of port this event drop off your items, baskets Public Works Environmental Division. or goods at the Painted Door Thrift Shop The Division’s primary mission focuses March 4 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you on environmental planning and compliance are unable to drop off your items during that as USAG Humphreys continues to expand time, please e-mail: avalanchekat@yahoo. by approximately 500 percent from its com or anita.naftali@web.de. All the pro- current population. ceeds raised during the auction will be David W. Johnson, Ph.D., USAG Humphreys Environmental Division chief, was named given back to the USAG Humphreys Com- The installation has a population of first runner-up for the 2007 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award Jan. 29. The munity. approximately 10,000 Soldiers, Department offical list of award winners was release last week. – U.S. Army Photo By Andre Butler of the Army Civilians, Korean Nationals, Humphreys CDC invited contractors and Family Members and Korean National employees. Other waste material that’s dropped off at the Child and Youth Services, Child Develop- on 1,200 acres. units from various locations in the ROK pick-up points.” ment Center is currently looking for Pro- Expansion of the Garrison is underway frequently send their personnel to USAG “We even draft up the necessary gram Assistants to fill full-time, part-time, with end-state totals in both population and Humphreys for this training. paperwork involved with this process,” he and flex positions, which are willing to acreage estimated at 44,000 personnel and The environmental division for said. Johnson’s crew started a wildlife study support the CYS program hours, 5:15 a.m. 3,540 acres, respectively. Humphreys has established a curb-side of the Korean Water Deer. - 6 p.m. Salary ranges from $10 - $13.12 per hour based on education level (Child As part of global repositioning efforts, the hazardous waste pick-up point under He’s developed a culture resources Development Associates, completion of U.S. military plans to move the U.S. Forces Johnson’s tenure. management plan and a new air emission’s the Army Youth Practicum, possession of Korea headquarters, Eighth U.S. Army “What this means is that we’ve cut the test for boiler plants at Humphreys. AA degree or higher with major emphasis and the 2nd Infantry Division from the man hours it takes our units to manage These tests will ensure clean-air is the on Early Childhood Education. Yongsan Garrison in Seoul to the province environmental waste,” said Michael D. only air pumped into the environment – at of Pyeongtaek. Stephenson, the Environmental Compliance least at Humphreys’ boiler plants. The ‘Little Mermaid’ Audition Johnson’s environmental program was Branch chief for USAG Humphreys. “Everything… from the award to our An audition will be held for the Missoula the first to offer Environmental Compliance “The total number of hours has been efforts in making sure we live in a healthy Children’s Theatre, the original adapta- Officer training on a monthly basis in the scaled back from 16 hours to one hour a environment… means we are taking the tion of ‘The Little Mermaid” Feb. 26 at the USAG-Humphreys CAC at 3 p.m. Approxi- Republic of Korea. These classes are taught week,” Stephenson said. correct measures to protect one of our mately 50 roles are available; students in English as well as offered in Hanguel “The only thing that we don’t handle greatest assets -- our environment,” Johnson ages Kindergarten through 12th grade for Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army for our units now is actually collecting the said. are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant direc- tors will also aid in rehearsals throughout Elementary students use marbles in gravity study the week. The Little Mermaid performance will be March 1, at 2 .p.m. and 7 p.m. at the by Diane Hobler USAG-H CAC . If interested in auditioning USAG-HAES Teacher and for more information call Joon Auci at 753-8601/7619 or 8507. Walk-ins are also welcome. USAG HUMPHREYS — United States Army Garrison Humphreys American Free Bowling on Fridays Elementary School first and second graders Military in uniform can enjoy free bowling built marble tracks as part of their study of every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gravity, friction and motion. Humphreys Strike Zone and Long Bowling Dea Gist, a HAES teacher, students Centers. The snack bars will be open for worked in teams with reusable household your convenience. Call 754-5722 for more items to build a track that a marble could information. roll through. Youth Piano Player Needed Students had been reading about and The Missoula Children’s Theater will be studying the physics of motion. coming to USAG-H in late February. MWR They used what they had learned to is seeking a youth piano player for this mu- create and modify their tracks. sical. This will be a paid position. Please On their first attempt at building a track, call 753-8601 for more information. many students found their marbles did not Oz Lord and Brianna Miles observe while Allison Pickett adjusts a portion at the begin- make it all the way through. ning of their track. The steep initial angle of their track helps their marble move through Please Send Us Stories and Photos Using their problem solving skills, groups the track. – Photo By Dea Gist. To submit info for publishing in The Morn- ing Calm Weekly, USAG Humphreys com- re-examined their tracks. Others found they needed to alter their motion. mon pages, call 754-6132, 8847 or 8598. Some discovered their track was too long materials to reduce the friction which was After having the opportunity to rethink Or e-mail andre.butler@korea.army.mil. and the initial angle wasn’t steep enough slowing their marbles down. and reconstruct their tracks, all groups to let the force of gravity pull the marble Still others discovered their construction successfully reached their goal. through the track. methods were impeding their marble’s Great job young scientists.
    • February 22, 2008 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 23 http://imcom.korea.army.mil35th ADA Soldiers by Pfc. Gretchen N. Goodrich 35th Air Defense Artillery Public Affairs were taught to an audience, and it’s not that easy because you have to dumb it down and realize who you are talking too.”complete Level II OSAN AIR BASE — For two weeks, Now that Long has finished the course, seven Soldiers from Headquarters and he and the others will have to be able teach Headquarters Battery and 1st Battalion Soldiers who have no knowledge on the 7th Air Defense Artillery, 35th ADA subject. “As an instructor, we need patiencecombatives class Brigade, trained and completed the level so our students can learn and they won’t two combatives class. hurt themselves,” said Pvt. Kyle J. Purvis, an The 10-day class covered various intelligence analysis with 35th ADA Bde. techniques from hip throws, hooks, ankle Along with learning how to be instructors, locks and sparring to lectures on the history the Soldiers of the 35th were able to learn of martial arts. more because of the small class size. Attendees also received a class on how to “My favorite part as a whole was the class run combatives tournaments. being small,” Long said. What separates this class from other “We got a lot of one-on-one time with programs is that it explains the history the instructors,” said Long. and intentions behind A lot of Soldiers t h e b a s i c m o v e s , “It’s hard for some because they who have completed said Master Sgt. the level one Xavier Whitehead, have to overcome the anxiety from certification don’t the brigade’s leading level one. They are usually afraid c o n t i n u e o n f o r combatives instructor. several reasons. “We watch a lot of because it’s so challenging.” Some only attend videos and do a lot of the level one course hands-on practicing,” for promotion said Sgt. Jared W. Master Sgt. Xavier Whitehead, 35th points, leaving a Hinsley, a combatives ADA Lead Combatives instructor few who actually instructor with HHB, want to advance 35th ADA Bde. their combatives Level one class techniques for the covers close distance techniques, how to real reasons: to promote the class and do gain dominant body positions and other better, said Whitehead. basics, Hinsley said. Level two covers more “It’s hard for some because they have to advanced ground skills and ensures students overcome the anxiety from level one. They can not only perform those skills, but also are usually afraid because it’s so challenging,” teach them. “The main difference is the Whitehead said. number of techniques the students learn and Long was one of the few Soldiers who the level of responsibility,” said Whitehead. didn’t like combatives at first. However, After completing level two, the Soldiers after realizing the importance of hand-to- hold the responsibility of teaching platoons hand combat skills, he signed up for and or entire companies. They also become the completed the level two certification. Now, combatives advisor to their commanders, he is certified to instruct Soldiers and wants Whitehead said. After getting through the to advance the knowledge of the program program, students must complete a final by taking back what he learned to his unit, exam before receiving their graduation said Long. “I just want to get more people certificate. Each Soldier is expected to know into the program,” said Purvis. All seven how to conduct a composite risk assessment, air defenders who completed the course understand the history of modern Army will have a chance to attend the level three combatives and perform various combative certification course in March at Camp techniques on top of knowing how to teach. Casey. Instructors from Fort Benning, “The hardest thing for me was the final Ga., the home of Army combatives, willPvts. Kyle J. Purvis and Patricia Nicholas, 35th ADA, sharpen several skills learned during the exam,” said Spc. Jeremy D. Long, a chemical be teaching the course. Classes are every10 day level two combatives certification course. The class covered various techniques from hip specialist with Delta Battery, 1-7 ADA. Tuesday and Thursday, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. inthrows, hooks, ankle locks and sparring. — U.S. Army Photo By Pfc. Gretchen N. Goodrich. “We had to explain the techniques we Bldg. 892.ACS to host employment seminar Streetballby Levita VincentUSAG-H Army Community Services participants to visit and gather information to help make career choices. at Wonju The seminar will provide details about Wonju Basketball USAG HUMPHREYS — The USAG volunteer opportunities. If you have been Federation and theHumphreys Army Community Services in Korea for some time and are having a Munhwa Broadcast-will host its bi-annual employment and difficult time finding a job, volunteering ing Company re-volunteer seminar March 7. This year’s may be an option. cently hosted a streettheme will be “Winning the Game- Getting Through volunteering, you will be able basketball game atthe JOB.” The seminar is structured to give to start networking with employees of that the Wonju Kukminpeople information and advice concerning department, enhance your job skills for Sports Center. Campcareer planning. It will cover résumé that field and be more marketable once a Eagle defeated Campwriting, the formation of a good cover position opens. Long 48 to 24. This isletter, and how to use the Resumix system Su p e r v i s o r s c a n g i ve l e t t e r s o f part of Wonju’s Goodfor government jobs. Those present will recommendation because of volunteer Neighbor Program. Thealso have the opportunity to refine their efforts -- allowing you to be more marketable program provides theinterview techniques. Attendees can practice for future positions. This event is open to opportunity for Unitedto improve job related skills as well as learn everyone, but you must pre-register by States Army Soldiershow to network and negotiate their salary. March 4. To register, you may either stop by to participate in KoreanA fashion show will be held at the end the ACS office or call 753/690-8401. area sports with localof the event to help you understand the The event will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. citizens. — Photo Byimportance of the “First Impression.” Lunch will be provided and there will also Chang, Sang-hyun Information tables will be on display for be door prizes.
    • FEBRUARY 22, 2008 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 25 www.imcom.korea.army.milUSAG Daegu celebrates AfricanAmerican/Black History MonthCompiled by Cpl. Na Kyung-chul and inventions made by African Americans Feb. 14, the date he used to mark his birth. Woodson viewed Negro History WeekUSAG Daegu Public Affairs during these years were lost and not recorded Woodson, a member of Omega Psi Phi, as an extension of ASNLH’s effort to in American history books.” helped establish a “Negro Achievement demonstrate to the world that Africans andCAMP WALKER — United States Black History Month was established in Week” in 1924. Woodson was a friend people of African descent had significantlyArmy Garrison Daegu celebrates African 1976 by the Afro-Americans for the Study of Mary Church Terrell and worked with contributed to the advance of history.American/Black History Month Feb. 22 of Afro-American Life and History. The her and the National Council of Colored Each year, ASNLH would select a nationalat Camp Walker’s Evergreen Community month-long celebration was an expansion of Women to preserve Douglass’ home and theme and provide scholarly and popularClub. Negro History Week, which was established personal papers. While Terrell’s celebration materials to focus the nation’s study of Negro “African American/Black History Month in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, director of of Douglass was a local event and the history. As such, Negro History Week wasobservance programs are important just as what was then known as the Association Omega Psi Phi Achievement Week was part conceived as a means of undermining thethe other U.S. Congress-mandated months for the Study of Negro Life and History of their community outreach, Woodson foundation of the idea of black inferiorityof observance,” said USAG Daegu Equal organization. broadened the scope of the celebration in through popular information grounded inOpportunity Advisor, Master Sgt. John The celebration may have had its origins three significant ways. scholarship.Gough. “The history of African Americans in the separate efforts of Mary Church Terrell, First, he conceived the event as a national This year’s theme for Black History Monthdates back to the 1700s according to a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority celebration, sending out a circular to is ‘African Americans: The struggles, The Art,the historical documentation on slavery. Inc. and the African American collegiate groups across the United States. Secondly, The Music.’Africans and people of African descent fraternity Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. he sought to appeal to both whites and For more information about Africanwere organized under a system of bound The pioneers of what is called new African blacks and to improve race relations. For American/Black History Month and events,labor known as indentured servitude until American/Black History had begun the this reason, he chose President Lincoln’s contact Master Sgt. John Gough at DSN1865, and some years later. Contributions practice of honoring Frederick Douglass on birthday as well as Douglass’. Finally, 768-8972. Postal News You Can Use Remember, it is your responsibility to in-process/out-process your unit mail room. If you do not, your mail will be delayed and could be returned to sender. Do not use a foreign location in your address, i.e., Seoul, Korea. If you do, the mail will be routed through the international mail system and will be delayed. Contact your local post office for further information. Take the Black History Month Quiz! 25. H. Leslie Adams Compiled by Samuel G. Hudson 11. His Cotton Club Orchestra was on performed his ‘Of New Horizons’ in 1958. 24. Jose Silvestre White USAG Daegu Public Affairs national radio, but only white people could Name this person. 23. Justin Elie 1. Who is the composer of the Afro- attend its shows. Who is he? 21. He is the winner of the 1952 BMI 22. Akin Euba American Symphony? 12. He was the composer of the Negro competition for student composers. Who is 21. Hale Smith 2. Who was the black trumpeter for Folk Symphony? he? 20. Ulysses S. Kay King Henry VIII? 13. Who was the first African American 22. This Nigerian formulated the 19. Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson 3. Who is the king of Ragtime? winner of the Pulitzer Prize for music? theory of African Pianism? 18. Fela Sowande 4. Who is the blind slave and also 14. He conducts a diverse orchestra, 23. What Haitian wrote ‘Legende 17. Adolphus C. Hailstork known as a musical genius? The Chicago Sinfonietta. Who is he? Creole’? 16. Florence B. Price 5. Who was the best black fencer in 15. Who is the South African composer 24. Name the black violin soloist who 15. Michael Mosoeu Moerane France? of ‘My Country’? performed with the New York Philharmonic, 14. Paul Freeman 6. Who was Britain’s first black 16. She was the first African American 1875-1876. 13. George Theophilus Walker voter? woman whose symphony was performed by 25. His opera ‘Blake’ was excerpted by 12. William Levi Dawson 7. Who was the Classical guitarist a major orchestra. Who is she? the New York City Opera Company. 11. Edward K. “Duke” Ellington who helped the Underground Railroad? 17. Who is the composer of ‘Epitaph 10. Margaret A. Bonds 8. Who is the black composer and for a Man Who Dreamed’? Answers 9. Ludovic Lamothe pianist born in Canada? 18. He is considered to be the father of Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges 5. 8. R. Nathaniel Dett 9. Who is the Haitian pianist Modern Nigerian Art Music. Who is he? Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins 4. 7. Justin Holland nicknamed “A Black Chopin”? 19. This person is the co-founder of Scott Joplin 3. 6. Ignatius Sancho 10. Her work “Troubled Water” is the New World Symphony. Who is this John Blanke 2. based on a spirituality. Who is she? person? William Grant Still 1. 20. The Moscow State Radio Orchestra
    • USAG-D • PAGE 26www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA IV THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Second FCC home now available on Camp George by Cpl. Na Kyung-chul in a family setting. The homes offer life Coordinator, Jeannie M. Pai. “This program USAG Daegu Public Affairs experiences where children learn through is providing spouses with an opportunity to Fee-Free Bus play and active hands-on involvement have their own business.” Effective, Jan. 7, there is a “fee CAMP GEORGE – USAG Daegu’s opened with a caring professional guiding their Care options for families include full free” bus for US/Civilian personnel its second Family Child Care (FCC) home at daily activities. time, part time, hourly/drop-in, before providing transportation to the 121st Camp George on Jan. 17. Ms. Sabrina Tacey, CDC/FCC Director, Maryvel Q. Jones and after school, weekend, overnight, and Combat Support Hospital in Yongsan. the newly approved FCC provider, opened expects that the new FCC home on Camp shift worker. Passenger priorities will be US her house to make a difference in the lives George will be helpful to Camp George The FCC also features special programs military or dependents with a medical of children by providing high quality and residents. like Extended Home Hours and the FCC appointment, US Civilian or dependents affordable child care. “I’m sure that the new FCC home will Subsidy Program. Extended Home Hours with a medical appointment, military or USAG Daegu has the only two FCC help the families who need care for their offers extended child care arrangements for civilian on official business and lastly, homes in all of Korea for military and DoD children outside of the normal CDC situations such as working late, working on space available for non-official travel personnel. hours for exercise or weekends, also,” said the weekends, military exercises, temporary personnel. The medical bus schedule A FCC home must be located on a Jones. “Now, Camp George’s residents shift change and during deployments. is from Monday to Friday but will not military installation and approved by the don’t have to go Camp Walker for child There is a need for providers who are operate on US holidays. For bus Director of Family and Morale, Welfare, care. We can now provide ‘Quality Care’ willing to take care of infants, toddlers, schedule and more information, call Al and Recreation to provide child care for children in a home environment on preschoolers and school age children and Roach at 768-8755. services to military and civilian families. Camp George.” providers to be available during evenings. The FCC program provides those who To be a FCC provider, the applicant must The FCC Subsidy Program offers full Tax Center qualify with the opportunity to set their be over 18 years old, have a high school time care in a licensed FCC home at From Jan. 30 to June 13, free tax own hours, as well as provide quality in- diploma or equivalent, be able to speak, the same fees as the CDC/SAS. Fees are services are open to all military home child care. read, and write English, have good mental determined by total family income. personnel and eligible DoD civilians The care offered by USAG Daegu’s and physical health, pass a comprehensive For more information on the program, to and family members. Camp Henry licensed FCC providers is based on background check, complete an orientation get a copy of the current listings of licensed Bldg. 1685, Room 123: Mon 8:30 current knowledge of child development program prior to licensing and fulfill providers or to obtain a license, visit the a.m. - 12 p.m.; Tue, Wed & Fri 8:30 and early childhood education. Providers ongoing training requirements. CDC Office at Bldg. 3210 or call DSN a.m. – 6:30 p.m., & Thurs 1 – 3 p.m. offer a nurturing home environment “Anyone who wants to be a FCC 768-7707. Camp Carroll Bldg. T125: Mon – Wed that supports each child’s development provider can be a FCC provider,” said CYS & Fri 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. & Thurs 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. For information, call Capt. Kimberly Aytes at DSN 768-7693. 84th Ordnance Company welcomes new commander The Little Mermaid by Cpl. Jang Won-il Child & Youth Services (CYS) and the USAG Daegu Public Affairs Missoula Children’s Theater present CAMP CARROLL — The 84th “The Little Mermaid”, 5:30 p.m., Mar. Ordnance Company recently greeted a 8 at the Camp Walker’s Evergreen new leader when Capt. Thomas C. Smith Community Club. A new version of assumed command from Capt. Benjamin J. the age-old tale, lots of music, plot Steichen in a change of command ceremony surprises and humor waits for the held in the Crown Jewel Fitness Center on audiences. The show will be held Camp Carroll, Feb. 15. in conjunction with the CYS/Boys Steichen, who led the unit for over a and Girls Clubs of America national year since he assumed command in Dec. photography exhibit. For information, 2006, passed the colors to Commander, call DSN 764-5297/5298. 6th Ordnance Battalion, Lt. Col. Eric D. Marratta, who then passed the colors to AFSBn-NEA Smith. Smith then passed the colors to Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 84th Ordnance Company 1st Sgt. Andrea S. A ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicating Deardorf, symbolizing the complete transfer the U.S. Army Field Support Battalion of command. – North East Asia’s new $15 million, Smith’s, previous assignments include: Capt. Thomas C. Smith, incoming commander of 84th Ordnance Company, passes the unit guidon 26,000 square-foot maintenance facility Maintenance Officer of 498th Combat Support to 1st Sgt. Andrea S. Deardorf during the Change of Command ceremony held at the Crown Jewel in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Sustainment Battalion, Commander of the Fitness Center Camp Carroll, Feb. 15. — U.S. Army Photos By Cpl. Jang Won-il Pfc. Melvin L. Brown, will be held at 565th Quartermaster Company Fort Hood, 2 p.m., Feb. 26 at the AFSBn-NEA Texas while deployed to Iraq, and Senior “The time we had with Capt. Steichen said Steichen of the 84th Ord. Co. “I relied area on Camp Carroll. The ceremony Company Commander Advisor to the 5th was great,” said Deardorf. “Since our on them heavily and they never let me down. is open to all DoD identification card Motorized Transportation Regiment of Iraq. organization is small, we have difficulties I know they will support Captain Smith just holders. For information, call Chris Smith expressed his appreciation to fellow that other big units don’t and it’s challenging. the same as I bid farewell to you this last time Hatch, AFSBn-NEA operations officer, Soldiers of the 6th Ordnance Battalion and We have been very busy but through it all as the commander.” at DSN 765-1050. 498th CSSB for their support in making he took care of us well.” “We will develop, maintain, and train University of Maryland the transition a seamless one. He also bid As the company’s first sergeant Deardorf will standard so that we will be ready to fight University College Steichen good luck and great success in his have a lot to take care of in order for the new tonight,” said Smith as he thanked the 84th Financing your education is a major future endeavors. commander to settle in. “The burden will be Ord. Co. team for the warm welcome he commitment, but at UMUC Asia “I am grateful to be given a chance to heavier on some days than others, but together received. you will discover a variety of federal lead this company, especially during this we will handle it,” Smith said to Deardorf. financial aid options, which include time in our nation’s history,” said Smith “Everyone in the unit, including Soldiers, grants, loans, scholarships, and during his speech. “With your continuous KNs, KSCs and DACs must work together work-study programs. Contact the support and dedication to mission success, as a single unit to get our mission done, it’s Financial Aid office at Yokota to find we will take the unit to the next level. I look quite complex,” said Deardorf. out which programs are available to forward to the challenges and successes we Soldiers of the 84th look forward to you: ofinaid@asia.umuc.edu. Term will share together.” the brand new atmosphere that the new IV (Spring session 2) begins Mar. 31 Steichen, plans to leave active duty to commander will bring. “I heard that he at most sites and April 14 online. For pursue his personal goals. “It was the best had been a very hard-working captain in information, call your UMUC Field of times and it was the worst of times,” he the 498th,” said Pfc. Kim Min-wook, 84th representative at DSN 768-7857 for said. “By that, I mean this was the hardest Ord. Co. CBRN specialist. “I hope he Camp Henry and 765-7728 for Camp job I had in the Army, but it also was the provides some new energy for the Soldiers Participants at the Change of Command Carroll. most rewarding. There were more good and KATUSAs in this company.” Ceremony, including incoming and outgoing times than bad times, however, and there “Without them and their support I commanders, salute when the national are many people for me to thank.” would not have had a successful command,” anthem is played.
    • FEBRUARY 22, 2008 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 27 www.imcom.korea.army.milDaegu youth practice ‘sense of belonging’by Cpl. Na Kyung-chulUSAG Daegu Public AffairsCAMP WALKER — 18 members gatheredat Camp Walker’s Youth Center after schoolon Feb. 15 to participate in the “We Care”community service program, beautifyingand clearing areas around the Youth Centerand planting azalea trees for the upcomingspring season. Youth Service Program Assistant, YuChong-ho planned and conducted theprogram with the kids. “This is not justfor beautifying this area,” said Yu, “butto improve our members’ achievement,leadership and cooperation. It is a part of ourleadership program. All of the programs aredriven by youth, not by the staff.” All youth programs are conducted byvolunteers. Nobody is forced to participatein the programs, but by members’ own (Above) DAS tenth grader, Shane Yingling (left) and DAS seventh grader, Andre Encarnacion plant an azalea tree together. Yingling participated in this program as a leader. (Left) DAS eighth grader, Alexis Parker picks up some trash around the Youth Center to clean the area. — U.S. Army Photos By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul choice, they volunteer. parents are working,” said Youth Center I got people together and showed them what The all-volunteer youth programs include Director, Donghee Kelley. “I believe that we’re going to do for our community and for leadership, sports and prevention programs, youth recognize that they are useful through this program,” said Yingling. “This program among others. The leadership program this program and they improved their helped us learn how to keep our community features a community service project, which leadership through the preparatory meeting. safe, healthy and clean.” includes a local orphanage visit and club In the upcoming spring season, members The Youth Center always plans several beatification. will beautify the building interior with the programs for youth and they are open for “The reason we feature this project is to flowers they planted today.” anybody who volunteers for a variety of let youth know what they can do for the One of youth members, Shane Yingling, experiences. For more information call the community where they are living and their volunteered to lead the program. “As a leader, Youth Center at DSN 764-5720 PAID ADVERTISING
    • USAG-D • PAGE 28www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA IV THE MORNING CALMDaegu bids farewell to Camp Carroll Community Relations Officerby Cpl. Jang Won-il 21 years. What was your most significantUSAG Daegu Public Affairs success regarding Korean American relations?CAMP CARROLL – Maintaining firmand friendly community relations with host “I would like to mention two big eventsnations is one of the most critical missions of that I was responsible for and completedU.S. Forces all around the world. At Camp successfully. The first one is the AnnualCarroll, Installation Community Relations Busan Good Neighbor Award Reception.Officer Pak To-Yong served for more than The event was organized to honor and21 years as an agent between the U.S. and recognize Korean citizens and organizationsthe local Korean community to foster that for their outstanding efforts to promoterelationship. Now, he is moving on to another friendships and strengthen the alliancechapter of his life. As of Feb. 18, he began between the ROK and the US. Many localhis new career as Community Relations community leaders and members fromOfficer at Osan Air Base, supporting Lt. Gen. various fields participated in the event.Stephan G. Wood and the Seventh Air Force The other one is the Korean American(Air Forces Korea) team. Before his departure, Friendship Night hosted by the KoreanMorning Calm Weekly Staff members sat Pak To-yong, Camp Carroll Community Relations Officer, recently departed USAG Daegu for War Veterans Association which was helddown with him to gather his valuable insight duties as Osan Air Force Base CRO. — U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Jang Won-il in July 2007. Even though I was a guest, Iinto community relations. was involved in and supported parts of the which allowed me to cover a much larger as to how to improve the relationship with event such as invitations, the script, MCs, Tell us about your job at the garrison. area of community relations between Korea the local community? the guest list, translation of the host and and the U.S. The Waegwan citizens have a guests’ remarks, etc. It was a great success. “My main duties in the garrison were to pro-American sentiment so it was easy for “In a word, learning and understanding Guests from both the ROK and the U.S.advise the commander on matters related me to perform duties as a CRO.” the cultural differences by having positive were happy and I was proud of it.”to community relations activities; to Korean-American friendship activities, andorganize activities; and maintain positive As you perform your duties as a CRO, actively participating in those activities. Pak concluded, “I feel proud to haverelationships with local government officials, what are some hardships you face? Some good examples of such activities would served as an ambassador for both thecommunity/non-govermental organization be English camps for local students, Korean U.S. Army at Camp Carroll and the localleaders and news media.” “Whenever there is a misunderstanding American friendship events such as the Chilgok/Waegwan community. I will keep between the two sides due to cultural ROK-US Friendship Night Dinner hosted doing my utmost to foster friendship and You worked in Busan as a CRO before differences. One of the most important by the Korean War Veteran’s Association, enhance understanding between the twoarriving to Camp Carroll. What were duties as someone who knows the cultures spring/fall community clean-up activities different cultures. Finally I would like tosome differences working here compared and understands the role of USFK is to and coordinating/participating in any sincerely thank every one of you for yourto Busan? dispel that misunderstanding and maintain activities that bring and foster a solid alliance support during my stay in Busan, and a firm relationship between the two.” between the U.S. and Korea.” Waegwan.” USAG Daegu bids farewell and “Compared to Busan, the second largest wishes the best of luck to Mr. Pak in hiscity in Korea, Waegwan is a small community What would you suggest to the garrison You’ve worked with the Army for over future endeavors. PAID ADVERTISING