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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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  • 1. March 7, 2008 • Volume 6, Issue 20 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea USAG-RC, Uijeongbu Seminole County Fists fly asInside firefighters join ends tour on high Humpreys hosts forces, battle blaze note at Red Cloud boxing bout Page 4 Page 7 Page 23Air crews help marshal in Korea-wide exerciseArmy, Navy, Air Force, Marines, ROK forces step up for Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 2008 Senior Airman Paul Epping, crew chief from the 8th Maintenance Squadron, marshal’s an AH-64 Apache helicopter here Mar. 1. The Apache’s arrived from Camp Humphrey’s, Bravo Company 4-2, as part of the Key Resolve/Foal Eagle exercise, enhancing combat readiness and joint interoper- ability. Exercise Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 2008 is an an- nual combined/joint exercise involving forces from both the U.S. and Republic of Korea. The exercise provides training to further enhance interoperability and combat readiness, while also demon- strating both coun- tries commitment to the ROK/U.S. Alliance. — U.S. Air Force Photo By Senior Airman See Page 23 for Steven R. Doty story and photosIMCOM-Korea inspects, commends outstanding militarypolice, provost marshal office during Yongsan ceremonyby Staff Sgt. Kurt Rene four Soldiers from the 142nd Military Police awarded for proper maintenance of the142nd MP CO, 94th MP BN Company and one DoD Civilian from the vehicle impound lot, DUI Checkpoint 94th Military Police Battalion for their Operations, and Safety Management. Each year the USAG-Yongsan Provost outstanding performance as demonstrated Awarded for outstanding administrationMarshal Office undergoes a detailed by this inspection. and administration support was Sgt.inspection as part of the Command Inspection Awardees included Sgt. 1st Class Annette (KATUSA) Suk, Min Soo and Mr. VincentProgram, on all aspects of it operations, from Grace, USAG-Yongsan Provost Sergeant, Santas. Sgt. 1st Class Annette Grace, USAG-Yong-record-keeping to maintenance. who is responsible for keeping all functional The day to day outstanding performance san Provost Sergeant, receives a certificate This year, the USAG-Yongsan PMO areas operating as a team; Sgt. Kathrynne of the Soldiers and civilians of the USAG- from Brig. Gen. Aycock for her outstandingreceived seven commendable ratings out of Hoover, Desk Sergeant, awarded for her Yongsan Provost Marshal Office has made performance during the IMCOM-Korea Com-11 inspected areas. Brig. Gen. Al Aycock, performance on Serious Incident Reports and it by far the best United States Army mand Inspection of USAG-Yongsan and theCommanding General of Installation Detention Cell Operations, and Sgt. Jennie Garrison Provost Marshal Ooffice in the Yongsan PMO. — U.S. Army Photo By 1st Lt.Management Command-Korea, recognized Lisciandri, Traffic Accident Investigator, Republic of Korea. Eric Vaught, 142nd Military Police CO XO
  • 2. NEWS • PAGE 2 NEWS THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Bell Sends: Parent to Parent Workshops Command - Korea US military communities and families across -1800-2000 Seoul American Elementary School, Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. Al Aycock Korea have a wonderful opportunity this month Dolphin Theatre Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson Senior Editor:Susan Silpasornprasit to learn more about effectively transitioning -18 March-USAG Humphreys and Osan Air students. Whether students are moving to another Base USAG-RED CLOUD school in the States, changing grades or making 1800-2000 Humphreys American Elementary Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson their choices for college, USFK and Department School CI Officer: James F. Cunningham of Defense Dependent School-Korea (DoDDS- -19 March-USAG Daegu and Fleet Activities USAG-YONGSAN Korea), in collaboration with and the assistance of Chinhae Commander: Col. David W. Hall the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC), 1800-2000 Daegu American School, Multi- Public Affairs Officer: David McNally CI Officer: Kenneth Fidler are offering a series of Parent to Parent workshops purpose room Staff Writer: Sgt. Jung Jae-hoon to assist families. Gen. Burwell B. Bell These workshops are free for Servicemembers, USAG-HUMPHREYS To address the needs of our students and their Commander civilian employees, contractors and family members Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. families, MCEC’s Parent to Parent instruction team and there is no requirement to preregister or reserve a Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy will visit the Seoul, Daegu/Chinhae and Osan, Camp Humphreys seat – we just want you there! I encourage Commanders and Leaders Writer/Editor: Andre D. Butler CI Officer: Stacy Ouellette Communities in March. across Korea to take every opportunity to encourage and support The workshop will begin with an overview session on transition participation in these workshops. For additional information about USAG-DAEGU Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier issues and resources which impact parents of all school age children. the workshops in your area call the following numbers: Public Affairs Officer: Ronald Inman This one hour overview will be followed with breakout sessions SAES, Principal Kacmarski, 736-4613 CI Officer: Samuel G. Hudson focused on more specific issues and strategies according to the Seoul American Middle School, Principal Mood, 736-7337 Staff Writer: Cpl. Na Kyung Chul Staff Writer: Cpl. Jang Won il age of the students. Breakout sessions will include: Organization, Seoul American High School, Principal Sennett, 738-8140 Communication and Involvement: Keys to Success in Elementary Camp Humphrey’s/Osan School, Principal Islas, 753-8894 This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents School, Chart Your Course for Success in High School and Beyond Daegu American School/Chinhae, Principal Henson, 768-9501 of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily (for parents and their middle school students), and Chart Your official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. Course: The College Admission and Financial Aid Process (For We Go Together! The editorial content of this weekly publication is the Parents and their 11th and 12th graders). responsibility of the IMCOM-Korea, Public Affairs, APO The Workshop schedule is as follows: AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 -17 March-USAG Yongsan Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way -0900-1100 Base Theatre 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, IMCOM Safety Update: including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the Stay in control: When road conditions products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit are slick, drivers must be smart factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising Special to The Morning Calm Weekly hazard. The rain water mixes with the oil care when crossing railroad tracks. They Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 and grease residue, and creates a slippery are very slippery when wet. You can’t Fax: (02) 790-5795 film on the road. drive if you can’t see. So make sure your E-mail: Summer showers can be tricky. They Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 cause wet roads, soft shoulders, reduced The more it rains the more this film is windshield wipers are in good working Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post visibility, and mud splattered lights and going to be washed away, but don’t wait order. Keep the blades clean and replace SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: windshields. Slippery roads lengthen for this to happen. Slow down as soon as worn blades without delay. Phone: DSN 724-TMCW (8629) stopping distances.The first change to it starts to rain. A combination of safe driving Fax: DSN 724-3356 E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly make in your driving when it starts to rain Be wary of center lines and lane procedures and properly maintained is to SLOW DOWN. markings.They can be much slicker than equipment is your best insurance against Even just a little rain creates considerable the rest of the road when wet. Take extra rainy driving hazards. Visit us online The Morning Calm Word on the Street: “What ‘green’ actions have you seen on your garrison?” Submitting to The Morning Calm Weekly Send Letters to the Editor, guest commen- taries, story submissions and other items: For all submitted items include a point of con- tact name and telephone number. All items are subject to editing for content and to insure they “Signs in the office are made of “I have seen several Global Electric “I think the recycling plan at USAG- conform with DoD guidelines. used cardboard. Also, whenever Mobile Cars on Yongsan Garrison. RC is a positive humanitarian step to IMCOM-K Public Affairs possible, we use the blank side of They do not emit any exhaust conserve and protect and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located documents to save paper.” or pollution.” the environment .” in Bldg. 1416, Yongsan Garrison Main Post. For information, call 724-3365. — Cpl. Oh — Capt. Alan Jones — PV2 Jong Chan Kim
  • 3. MARCH 7, 2008 NEWS NEWS • PAGE 3 MP Blotter The following entries were excerpted from the mili- tary police blotters. These entries may be incom- plete and do not imply guilt or innocence. AREA II: Traffic Accident Without Injuries; Dam- age to Government Property; Damage to Private Property; Improper Backing; Subject #1, operating a POV, improperly backed and struck Victim #1’s GOV which was legally parked, secured, and at- tended. Damages to Subject #1’s vehicle consisted of scratches to the left rear bumper. Damages to Vic- tim #1’s vehicle consisted of a cracked front grill. All parties reported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO where Subject #1 rendered a written statement admitting to the offenses, and Victim #1 rendered a written sworn statement attesting to the incident. Subject #1 was processed and released to his escort. All parties reported utilization of their seatbelts. ECOD is unknown. This is a final report. AREA II: Assault Consummated by a Battery; Wrongful Damage to Private Property; Subject #1, Victim #2, Witness #1 and Witness #2 were in Victim #1’s taxi cab, when they arrived at their destination, Victim #2 attempted to wake Subject #1, at which time, Subject #1 struck Victim #2 in the facial area numerous times with a closed hand. During the altercation Subject #1 wrongfully damaged Victim #1’s taxi cab. Damages to the taxi cab consisted of a dent and scratches to the right quarter panel and inside roof and a crack on the right rear window’s water protect shield. Victim #2 was transported to A South Korean Soldier establishes a security cordon at the “Bridge of No Return”. Located in the Joint Security Area, the bridge crosses the 121st CSH where he was treated and released for DMZ and was used for prisoner exchanges at the end of the Korean War in 1953. The name originates from the fact that prisoners were given injuries consisted of lacerations to the facial area the choice to remain in the country of their captivity or cross over to the other country. But if they chose to cross the bridge, they would never be and bruising. Subject #1 was apprehended and allowed to return. — U.S. Army Photo By Edward Johnson transported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO, where MP detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Subject #1’s person. Subject #1 was adminis- tered a PBT with a result of 0.081% BAC. Subject SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Current events and activities #1 was not advised of her legal rights due to her suspected level of intoxication. Subject #1 was further processed and released to her unit. Victim #1, Victim #2,Witness #2 and Witness #1 rendered Apricot Blossom Fest. (March 8-16) Drink & Rice Cake Fest (Apr. 19) written statements attesting to the incident. At 1430 In spring, the white maehwa blossoms blanket 83 acres of land The ‘Korean Traditional Drink & Rice Cake Festival 2008 in Hrs, 24 FEB 08, Subject #1 reported to the USAG- on Baegunsan Mountain near Maehwa Village, Daap-myeon, Gyeongju’ begins March 19. The festival theme celebrates the Yongsan PMO, where she was advised of her legal Gwangyang, Jeollanam-do. The apricot festival offers an outdoor traditional drinks and rice cakes of the Eight Provinces of Korea. rights, which she waived, rendering a written sworn concert surrounded by the sweet fragrance of apricot trees. A The event lasts for six days and will be held at Hwangseong statement admitting to the offenses. ECOD is un- variety of programs await visitors, including a treasure hunt game Park in Gyeongju. This year will be the 11th annual festival, known. This is a final report. in an apricot garden (register on-line) suitable for children or introducing the traditional rice cakes and food of Silla, along AREA III: Drunk and Disorderly; Assault Consum- adults, a wedding ceremony and a spring dress fashion show. with an exhibit showing the traditional table settings of Silla. mated by a Battery; Investigation revealed Subject #1 was being loud and unruly. MP searched, appre- Other events include folk performances such as a samulnori (four Other events portraying the distinct characteristics of Gyeongju hended and transported Subject #1 to the USAG- percussion instruments) performance, a drum performance, and will include the trying on of clothing from the Silla period, Long MP Station, where he was administered a PBT a dance performance based on taekwondo, a traditional Korean natural dyeing, and making traditional drinks and rice cakes. with a result of .350% BAC. A second PBT was ad- martial art. The sweet fragrance of apricot blossoms and the vast Following the theme of the festival, rice cake specialists from all ministered to Subject #1 with a result of .400% BAC. sprawling garden is quite a breathtaking scene. Taking a photo over Korea will prepare dishes for visitors to enjoy. Sale booths Subject #1 was processed and released to his unit. against the backdrop of apricot blossoms is a must. For more where visitors may buy the rice cakes, along with the ‘3rd Korean Witness #1, Witness #2, Witness #3, Witness #4, information, visit Original Rice Cake Creation Competition’ will be available. Witness #5, and Witness #6 rendered written sworn Also, the ‘2008 Miss Gyeongbuk (beauty contest)’ will be a part statements attesting to the incident. Witness #3’s statement related Subject #1 assaulted Witness #7. DMZ (Panmunjeom) of the festivities and tourists will be able to discover the cultures At 0740 Hrs, 27 FEB 08, Subject #1 reported to the Spring is the perfect time to embark on a day-trip to Korea’s of Silla through a night event called ‘A Historical Journal Under USAG-Long MP Station where he was advised of DMZ. This is an exciting and educational opportunity to learn the Stars’. For more information on these events, visit www. his legal rights, which he waived, rendering a written about the conflict and see firsthand the fortifications that are sworn statement admitting to the offense of drunk still in place along the border between North and South Korea. and disorderly and denying the assault. Investiga- Servicemembers, Civilians and Family Members are encouraged Itaewon (Seoul) tion continues by MPI. to visit the DMZ while stationed in Korea. For more information Itaewon is where the cultures of east and west mingle. It is on the USO’s tour schedule or to make reservations to visit the Seoul’s largest multicultural district and is a virtual magnet for AREA IV: Underage Drinking, Flight from Appre- DMZ, call DSN 795- 3063/3028 or DSN 724-7781. Other shoppers on the hunt for styles and sizes reminiscent to what hension; Investigation revealed that while MP was sites to see at the DMZ include: Dorasan Station, a railroad they would find back home. Everything from athletic apparel, conducting an ID check at Oasis Club, MP detected an odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from Sub- that runs between the two Koreas; the Third Tunnel, one of outdoor hiking gear, luggage, tailor-made suits, accessories, ject #1’s person. MP checked Subject #1’s ID card four known tunnels constructed by North Korea; The Military and baseball caps to a dizzying array of antiques and traditional which revealed that she was not of the legal drinking Armistice Commission Building; The Pagoda at the Freedom souvenirs line the market streets. This is prime shopping for age. Subject #1 then fled from MP. At 0004 Hrs, 23 House and the “Bridge of No Return” which crosses the DMZ many name-brand items. Itaewon is primarily composed of FEB 08, Subject #1 was apprehended and trans- in the Joint Security Area. individual shops and outdoor vendors. Popular items purchased ported by MP to the USAG-Daegu (Carroll) PMO in Itaewon include sports jerseys and jackets, tailor made suits where she was not advised of her legal rights due to International Marathon (March 16) and souvenirs. Customers will be able to track these down at her suspected level of intoxication. Subject #1 was Beginning at Sejongro and Jamsil Main Stadium, Seoul, this numerous shops flanking the main road or at several tucked administered a PBT with a result of 0.009% BAC. international marathon draws 30,000 participants. This is a along the side streets. The market is just a short taxi ride or Subject #1 was released to her unit. At 1326 Hrs, 23 FEB 08, Subject #1 reported to the USAG-Dae- unique opportunity to run a full-course marathon on the roads walk from United States Army Garrison Yongsan, making it a gu PMO where she was advised of her legal rights, of Seoul under controlled traffic. For more information, visit convenient entertainment district for an international shopping which she waived, rendering a written statement or dining experience. admitting to the offenses. This is a final report. Source:,,,, — No endorsement implied.
  • 4. NEWS • PAGE 4 NEWS THE MORNING CALMRed Cloud, Uijeongbu firefighters battle blaze PAID ADVERTISINGUSAG Red Cloud Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a fire near the perimeterwall behind Bldg. S-433. Two fire trucks and a rescue unit from CRC station responded to thescene of the two-story blaze. Uijeongbu fire crews arrived on scene and the teams set aboutcontrolling the fire. Within minutes the situation was remedied. The city fire damage estimate is25,000,00 won and the cause of the blaze remains under investigation. — Courtesy PhotoArmy moves closer to paperlessOfficer Evaluation ReportsSpecial to The Morning Calm Weekly have ability to create an evaluation report from the counseling/support forms. All Beginning April 1, the US Army’s required information transfers from theHuman Resources Command will require counseling to the evaluation form, reducingthat all Officer Evaluation Reports and the need to cut and paste or retype data.Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation –Rating officials route forms behindReports be electronically submitted to the My Forms and use Tracking to monitorDepartment of the Army using My Forms the history of the form throughout theon Army Knowledge Online. The new process. Users may also email forms outsiderequirement was announced in MILPER the portal but they lose the benefits of MyMessage 08-51, which notes that rating Forms’ tracking.officials must sign evaluations with digital –Reduced need to expend resources onsignatures using the CAC and use the latest special mailing costsform versions. –Eliminates printed copies and paper PAID ADVERTISING “The Army made this decision in order without compromising the personal natureto prepare units to submit evaluations in a of evaluations.fully electronic environment. We’re laying Exceptions to this requirement includethe groundwork for a smooth transition evaluations from deployed units, Armyto Defense Integrated Military Human National Guard NCOERs which are mailedResources System in October 2008, “ said to State and Territory points of contact, andLt. Col. Chelsea Ortiz, from the Evaluations classified OERs and NCOERs. These reportsSystems Office at the U.S. Army Human may be submitted in paper format. DeployedResources Command. units continue to retain all available options Mr. Dario Velasquez, who runs the for military evaluation submission, toReports Processing Branch for Regular include electronic submissions in My Forms,Army and Reserve OERs and NCOERs, mailing hard copy reports, and OERs bylooks forward to the change. “Electronic Email (once established as an authorizedsubmission is reliable, quick, and provides sender). All other units must submit OERsvirtually error-free documents for final and NCOERs electronically or request anreview and processing at the HQDA level. exemption to use paper format per guidanceBecause we’re getting a better product from provided in the MILPER Message.the units, our examiners are able to push the “Go to our website, read the trainingevaluation to the Soldier’s Official Military slides, and go to My Forms. For units thatPersonnel Records File more quickly,” said have never tried submitting evaluationsVelasquez. electronically, the best way is to just get Additional benefits of completing out there and do it,” said Sgt. Maj. Arlitaevaluations within the My Forms Portal Crawford, Chief, NCOER Policy.include: Training on the total My Forms process –Digital signatures eliminate the need to and specific aspects of electronic submissionprint hard copy forms of evaluations is available under the “What’s –Forms have embedded wizards New?” heading at Evaluations, Selections, &which help rating officials navigate through Promotions webpage process, providing guidance and policy mil/site/Active/TAGD/MSD/msdweb.htm. –Administrative information on both Those with questions on this directive shouldrated officer and rating officials can be refer to the MILPER message first, and ifautomatically filled from the Integrated that does not address their questions, officialsTotal Army Data Base database. at HRC can be contacted at tapcmse@conus. –With just one key stroke rating officials
  • 5. MARCH 7, 2008 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 5 promoted in ceremony at Red CloudNewly promoted Soldiers, Staff Sgt. Garrus Richardson (left), Sgt. Sherwin Cadavis (center) and Sgt. Sung Bin Im (right), stand at attention at a promotion ceremony held by Headquarters andHeadquarters Company at the USAG-RC Community Activity Center Feb.29. — U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Alun ThomasWarriors learn to save dollars, overcome debt by Spc. Alun Thomas McCarthy said. “Another aspect is USAG-RC Public Affairs getting financial institutions involved and have them come out and talk to the USAG -RED CLOUD – Army Soldiers, which we have done at USAG- Community Service presented a financial Casey Pear Blossom Cottage.” workshop at USAG-RC Education Center During her presentation, McCarthy Feb.27, ‘Build Wealth, Not Debt’, aimed at explained various ways to save money, helping advise Army personnel how to save either by buying soft drinks from money and overcome debt. the commissary instead of vending During the program classes were provided machines, cutting out addictive habits on debt reduction techniques, how to make like smoking or drinking, and saving the personal savings work for service members money in saving accounts, or helping pay and Army civilians and an introduction to off outstanding debts. the Thrift Savings Plan. Jimmy Smith, ACS financial specialist, G w e n d o l y n M c C a r t h y, A r m y delivered a guide to the TSP, and said it is Community Services financial readiness, important for those participating in the classes and services director, said the classes program to properly understand how to are held to encourage military members to distribute their savings in order to gain save money, including all Department of the most benefits from the plan. Defense card holders. The program is not “If you’re just signing up for TSP limited to Soldiers. you will automatically go into the “This program works with Army members Government Securities Fund, which to help them build wealth and not debt,” keeps your money safe,” Smith said. McCarthy said. “We do this by showing “After you get your pin number you will them the ways and means of reducing their be able to distribute your funds around debt by examining interest rates from their in percentages, not dollar amounts, as financial institutions and diversifying their long as it amounts to 100.” money.” Smith said those who start early in the The TSP is also an important asset the TSP stand to gain more based on how Army offers, McCarthy said, adding that the stock market performs, which is in many Soldiers are not aware of the program, an upswing for certain areas of the TSP, so a class was developed to teach them how particularly the Lifecycle Fund, designed TSP works. for the anticipated date of retirement.Gwendolyn McCarthy, Financial Readiness, explains how to accumulate wealth, not debt, at “There are different components to “We aren’t trying to convert anyone,a workshop held at the USAG-RC Education Center,Feb 27. — U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Alun this class and the main aspect of this just delivering the facts,” McCarthyThomas program is to provide information,” said.
  • 6. USAG-RC • PAGE AREA I THE MORNING CALM News & Notes ROKA Grand Opening provides new home Gorton’s Seafood Recall Gorton’s Seafood recalls Six Crispy Bat- tered Fish Fillets due to possible adultera- tion. For more information call: 800-439- 1420. 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. CAE Positions Available WIC Overseas Program has positions available. Nutritionists, Dietitians, and Nurses. Requires a bachelor of science in Nutrition, Dietetics, Nursing or Home Eco- nomics. Experience in prenatal, maternal or infant nutrition required. Registered Di- etitian preferred. For more information call: (210) 341-3336. USO Spring Virtues Banquet Postponed The USO Spring Virtues Banquet sched- uled for March 13 is postponed due to con- flicts in the schedule. For more information call: 011-440-9016. Soldiers May Nominate for ABC’s Extreme Makeover Soldiers may nominate for ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Applications are Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG-RC garrison commander (right), and Col. David Teeples, 2ID assistant division commander, cut the ribbon at due by March 13. Soldiers with compelling the opening ceremony of the new Republic of Korea Army building at USAG-RC Feb. 27. — U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Alun Thomas Live at the CAC entertains Warriors stories are encouraged to apply. For more information call: (703)697-8193. BOSS Quarterly Meeting The BOSS Quarterly meeting will be held by Jim Cunningham Hovey, we can combine our efforts to bring March 12 in the Camp Stanley Community Activity Center. For more information call: USAG-RC Public Affairs more activities like this to the Soldiers in 010-7568-7797. the enclaves,” Hall said. “Herbert brought USAG- CASEY—A new program, his idea here and we brought our resources Army Moves to Paperless developed by the staff of the Community together, including the food and drinks from Work Environment Activity Centers and Better Opportunities the Gateway Club, to present the show in Starting April 1, the U.S. Army’s Human for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers, our theater.” Resources Command will require that all ‘Live at the CAC,’ kicked off their first “We gathered the cash to be given Officer Evaluation Reports and Noncom- program Feb. 29 in the USAG-Casey CAC. tonight from Family and MWR, and Army missioned Officer Evaluation Reports be The idea was initiated by Herbert Pleasant, and Air Force Exchange Service,” said Pfc. electronically submitted to the Depart- ment of the Army using My Forms on Army Camp Hovey CAC manager. Rayea Wiley, USAG-Casey/Hovey BOSS “I know there is a lot of good talent president. “When Pleasant told us his idea, Pfc. Jeffery Smith receives first prize from the Knowledge Online. For more information in USAG-Red Cloud and USAG-Casey we set the amount of cash prizes to be $100 audience as Sgt. Eddie Washington, master call: (703) 325-8499. enclaves,” for first prize, $75 for of ceremonies, conducts an audience survey. Army to Muster IRR Soldiers Pleasant said. second prize and $50 — U.S. Army Photo By Jim Cunningham The U.S. Army Human Resources Com- “I was watching “I thought we needed this program for third prize.” mand will conduct a muster of approxi- television when I The crowd chose mately 10,000 Individual Ready Reserve saw ‘Live at the because I wanted to show people t h re e w i n n e r s f o r Soldiers in the U.S. Army beginning this Apollo,’ and I the evening with month. For more information call: (314) 592-0276. thought it would things happen at USAG-Red Cloud first prize given to play here very well Pfc. Jeffer y Smith 2ID Tax Assistance Center because we have and USAG-Casey,” from Headquarters, Free Tax Preparation so many talented Headquarters 2nd Infantry Division Tax Center will be pre- Soldiers.” Company, 302 Deuce paring tax returns free of charge from now Pleasant Herbert Pleasant, Camp Hovey Brigade Support to June 15. For more information call: 730- tapped Sgt. Eddie Battalion. His routine 3598. At Camp Casey go to Maude Hall CAC manager Pfc. Candace Mason receives second prize Washington to was singing. from the audience during the “Live at the room 241 Tues., Wed., Fri., from 9 a.m. to be the master of “I knew I would CAC” program held in the USAG-Casey Com- 5 p.m., Thur. from 1 to 8 p.m., Sat. from 8 a.m. to noon. ceremonies and to mimic the comedians be chosen for first prize,” Smith said. “I munity Activity Center Feb. 29. — U.S. Army who host the popular television program. was really scared at the same time but still Photo By Jim Cunningham Army Community Services Nine Soldiers displayed their talents for an felt confident I would be chosen. I did Volunteer Luncheon audience of more than 50 Warriors judging not practice until yesterday, and I did not The Army Community Services Volunteer them as they performed with applause. rehearse until this morning. That helped me Luncheon will be held in the USAG-Casey “I thought we needed this program with my confidence.” Warrior’s Club June 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 because I wanted to show people things Smith plans to buy some new T-shirts p.m. For more information, call: 730-3143. happen at USAG-Red Cloud and USAG- and other clothing with his prize money. Casey,” Pleasant said. “I wanted to exploit Second prize was given to another FAA Jobs for Ages 18-31 with High School Diploma the vast amount of talent. I knew teaming up vocalist, Pfc. Candace Mason of Alpha Young adults between the ages of 18-31 with the USAG-Casey CAC manager, Sally Company, 70th BSB. And, third prize went can attend the Federal Aviation Association Hall, and with Staff Sgt. Lucia Gonzales, to 1st. Lt. Travis Gunther, also a vocalist and 1st. Lt. Travis Gunther plays guitar and sings Air Traffic Controler School. A high school USAG-Casey BOSS advisor, we could do guitar player. in the “Live at the CAC” program. Gunther diploma is required. For more information great things.” “Upcoming activity includes our bowling was chosen for third prize by the audience. call: 732-6273. “Wherever it is, Red Cloud, Casey or at lock-in at USAG-Casey Lanes,” Wiley said. — U.S. Army Photo By Jim Cunningham
  • 7. MARCH 7, 2008 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 7 County band members, vocalist Jj and guitarist Byron J., entertain the crowd at USAG-RC Mitchells Club, during their concert March 2. — U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Alun ThomasSeminole County rocks Mitchell’s at Red Cloudby Spc. Alun Thomas ‘Reasons’ and ‘Pieces,’, in which lead vocalsUSAG-RC Public Affairs were shared by Jj and Byron J. Halfway through the show Jj invited USAG-RED CLOUD —Florida based members of the audience to participate in arock group ‘Seminole County’ wound up talent show, which Jj said the band has beentheir month long tour of Japan and South doing at every show.Korea with a lively two-hour performance “This is the part of the show where I getMarch 2 at USAG-RC Mitchells Club. to know the audience better,” Jj said. “All The band, brought to the Korean you have to do is have a special talent. I’vePeninsula by Armed Forces Entertainment, seen people fold paper plates into napkins,played songs off their 2005 self-titled debut juggle and just stand up here to be upand their 2008 mini-album ‘Reasons’,, while here.”also playing several covers and involving Sgt. Ronald Porter won the competitionaudience members in a talent show. with his rendition of ‘Lean On Me,’ for “Our reason for being here tonight is to which he was awarded Seminole Countygive back to the troops for all they do for,” said vocalist, guitarist and producer The band also played cover versions ofByron J. popular songs, including the Run DMC and Lead vocalist Jj said this was the final Aerosmith version of ‘Walk This Way.’.concert of the bands tour, having entertained “My musical influences include a lotSoldiers and Marines for four weeks. of old classic rock and hair metal bands, “It’s been a blast. We have met a lot of plus more diverse artists like Peabo Bryson,different people and characters along the Freddie Jackson and Luther Vandross,”way,” J.j said. It’s just been a lot of fun.” Byron J said. Byron J. said it is hard to categorize “Byron is more into the older bands whileSeminole County’s style of music, as they I’m into the newer stuff like Evanescence,incorporate numerous genres of music into Linkin Park and Eminem,” Jj. said “Youtheir overall sound. can see the combination of these influences “Our music you can’t place into any when we perform.”genre except popular music,” Byron J. said. Following the completion of their Asian“We include elements of rap, rock, hip hop, tour, the band plans to head back into theand classic rock, so it all kind of comes out recording studio and complete their nextin the middle when it’s said and done, so album, Jj said, adding, the band plansthere’s something everyone enjoys.” to tour Russia later in the year with the Seminole County’s rhythm section takes center stage during the bands performance of their This blend of different musical ideas Backstreet Boys, whom they toured with 2005 track ‘Playing Me’, during their concert at Mitchells Club March 2. — U.S. Army Photo Bywas explored on songs like ‘Playing Me’, in 2005. Spc. Alun Thomas
  • 8. MARCH 7, 2008 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 9 gym renovations begin March 15Collier, Trent on tap to receive new equipment, more spinning bikesby Cpl. Im Jin-min Pipes will be replaced with noncorrosive this time,” Lee said. will also include four stair-step machinesUSAG-Y Public Affairs pipes. Seong Bo Construction Ind. Co. and five elliptical machines. Racquetball “When the project is finished, Trent Ltd and the Far East District Corps of players will still be able to use the YONGSAN GARRISON — Gym will have brand new bathrooms Engineers are responsible for the project, remaining three courts, Jackson said.Renovations at Trent Gymnasium begin and a powerful clean and drinkable water which will cost about $370,000. “It will give us more space, too, in theMarch 15 to replace 40-year-old water system,” Lee said. main workout room,” Jackson added. “Wepipes and refurbish the bathrooms under Lee said patrons would find little New weight machines, spinning bikes operate 91 hours a week. During the ‘peak’a two-month, phased project. inconvenience. Workers will first renovate Nearly four dozen new weight-training hours, we had the problem of customers “There have been a mounting number of the ground floor bathrooms by April 30, machines and 24 spinning bikes are on generally lacking enough machines tocomplaints on the quality of the fountain leaving the second-floor bathrooms open. tap for Collier Field House and Trent exercise with.”water and deteriorating condition of the The ground-floor rooms will be open Gymnasium by the end of March. Jackson said most of the equipmentgym’s restrooms over the past years,” said before the contractors starts to work on Both facilities will have 46 new has arrived, but won’t be set up until theLee Young-il, director of the engineering the second floor. machines, said Bennie Jackson, Yongsan end of March.division, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan “The work will be carried out with sports director. “It’s going to be a surprise for them,”Directorate of Public Works. the utmost care, entirely focused on To support the increase in spinning, he said of expected customers’ reactions. The project also calls for replacing glass the bathroom areas, so that those who one racquetball court at Collier will be “We will continue to maintain the facilityand tile, lights, cabinets and toilet bowls. regularly enjoy the gym may do so during converted to a spinning room. The room at the highest level we can.”Yongsan to field automated pedestrian gateby David McNally verify the identity of a pedestrian before alerts the Military Police Desk. The MPs canUSAG-Y Public Affairs granting access to the installation. The speak with the person through an intercom pedestrian must have a valid identification to resolve the issue. The MP Desk will be YONGSAN GARRISON — Yongsan card entered into the Defense Biometric able to monitor the pod through closedpedestrians will soon find a new way to Identification System. The user must also circuit television.enter the installation securely and quickly. have his or her fingerprint scanned. “If a parent is coming through with aThe Army is fielding a new automated entry “To use the ‘pod,’ that’s what we call it, child or stroller, the guard would verify andsystem in Korea. a pedestrian swipes his or her ID and gains remotely grant access,” Kubiak said. Yongsan Garrison will be one of the first entry through the first door,” said Sgt. 1st Garrison officials hope the new systeminstallations in U.S. Forces Korea to install Class Robb Kubiak, USFK physical security will help streamline gate access and savea new high-tech “automated pedestrian and force protection noncommissioned money.gate.” officer-in-charge. “Once inside, the person “This will actually increase our force “By the end of April, we expect to places their finger on a biometric reader.” protection because the ID card and Patricia S. Bradshawhave one of these new pedestrian gates up Kubiak said the second door opens to fingerprint together will ensure access isand running at Gate 19,” said U.S. ArmyGarrison-Yongsan Emergency Services allow the person access after the system makes a fingerprint match. The whole granted only to an authorized person,” Kubiak said. “It’s a true biometric system.” Defense officialDirector Ricky Oxendine. Gate 19 is located near the 121st Combat process usually takes 12 to 15 seconds, he said. Kubiak was is the point person for fielding the new system in Korea. He said holds town hall forSupport Hospital. The new system uses two methods to If a problem arises, such as more than one person in the pod, the system automatically a second system is also going to USAG- Daegu. civilian employees USAG-Y Public AffairsChildren’s theater to offer ‘Little Mermaid’ auditions YONGSAN GARRISON ­ The —USAG-Y Public Affairs deputy undersecretary of defense for civilian personnel policy holds YONGSAN GARRISON ­ Missoula Children’s Theatre, the — a town hall meeting for all civiliannation’s largest touring children’s theater, will bring “The Little employees 2-3 p.m. Monday at theMermaid” tale to life next week, holding tryouts, casting shows, Balboni Theater.teaching community theater performances skills, and producing Patricia S. Bradshaw will discusslive performances. current transformation initiatives, A tour team brings sets, costumes, props and make-up, everything the expeditionary workforce andit takes to put on a play – except the cast. other topics of interest to civilian “The cast is made up of our own community youth,” said employees.Eskeletha Dorsey, the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Child and Bradshaw is responsible forYouth Service School Liaison Officer. “This is a truly unique and formulating plans, policies, andeducational program that helps teach creativity and self-esteem.” programs to manage the Department The open audition is 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Seoul American of Defense civilian workforce.Elementary School gymnasium to cast 50-60 school-age youth to Her office also manages theperform in the production. Students kindergarten through 12th nonappropriated fund personnelgrade can audition. system and provides guidance for The show is rehearsed throughout the week, and two public the foreign national employmentperformances are scheduled 2 and 7 p.m. March 15 in the Seoul program within the Department.American High School auditorium. She has served 27 years with DoD “MCT is brought to you by Child and Youth Services and Army and the Department of Navy.Family Covenant,” Dorsey said. The American Women’s Club of Budding young actors kindergarten through 12th grade can audition 3:30 p.m. She was the senior executiveKorea Thrift Shop Association and the American Forces Spouses Monday for Missoula Children’s Theatre “The Little Mermaid” performance. director of human resources for theClub sponsored the event. The troupe travels around the world taking this unique theater Naval Sea Systems Command, which The troupe travels around the world taking this unique theater program to school-age children. had the largest civilian populationprogram to school-age children. For information, call Mrs. Dorsey at 738-5556. within the Navy. She also served MCT has been touring for more than 30 years, visiting nearly “I encourage everyone to come out to the performances and as director of classification for the1,100 communities annually in all 50 states, Canada and overseas, support our youth, because they will have sacrificed and worked Navy.including many military communities in Europe and the Pacific. very hard,” Dorsey said.
  • 9. USAG-Y • PAGE 10 AREA II THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Reduce debt, save for future Fast Savings Fact goals of savings campaign It’s important to build savings into Women’s History Month Observation your financial plan, to pay yourself A commemorative ceremony honoring first. Whether you are building an Women’s History Month is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 14 in the multipurpose by Kenneth Fidler “You should at least have a couple of emergency fund, planning a vacation training facility. The guest speaker is Col. USAG-Y Public Affairs months’ base pay saved for your emergency or saving for a large purchase, develop Leana Fox, deputy commander for nurs- fund,” she said. “When you PCS and get the habit of setting aside money each ing, 121st Combat Support Hospital and YONGSAN GARRISON — Saving to your new duty station, you don’t have pay period. 18th Medical Command. money is not rocket science, and the math everything you need. It hurts your finances, Just $20 each week would amass is relatively simple. Nickels turn into dimes, and a lot of times you don’t have the cash annual savings of more than $1,000. CFC Awards Ceremony which turn into quarters, and … you get and you put it on credit.” You can save easily through the Thrift U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan holds a gar- the picture. She said one of the biggest problems she Savings Plan and automatic savings rison-level Combined Federal Campaign allotments. The commitment to save is part of a sees with new Soldiers is credit card debt awards ceremony 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Perhaps you are thinking, “I can’t nationwide campaign called American Saves and high interest rates. the multipurpose training facility. Organiza- possibly pay all my bills and still have tions and tenant units will receive bronze, to help individuals and families reduce debt “One Soldier came up to me, an E-2, money left to save.” For most, this is silver, gold and platinum awards for their and save for their futures. An off-shoot of and said, ‘I’m in over my head. I’m over my a matter of priorities: contributions to the CFC, which took place this, Military Saves, encourages military head. I don’t know what to do. I can’t pay • Do you stop for coffee on your last fall. USAG-Yongsan organizations members to establish a savings program, my credit card debt. My father has helped way to work in the morning? raised more than $400,000 for CFC chari- have an emergency fund to avoid short-term me as much as he can, but he can’t help me • Do you eat lunch at a restaurant ties. borrowing, and makes plans for long-term anymore, and I don’t know what to do.’” every day? investments. She said the Soldier had stopped using Cut down on some of those coffee Auditions for ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ “Sometimes when you’re trying to his credit cards, but the double-digit interest stops, bring lunches from home, and Anyone can audition for a role in the next save, you can easily get sidetracked,” said rate had created more debt. When he paid there’s your $20 a week. Area Community Theatre Music and Theatre Tara Hall, social service representative for a $300-a-month payment, it only impacted Branch musical play, “Kiss Me, Kate.” Audi- employment and financial readiness. “This his balance about $100 because of interest, tions are 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Moyer Community Activities Center. No program is to help you keep going for your Hall explained. The worst thing you can do prior acting experience is necessary. “Kiss goal.” is take money out on the credit card, but Me, Kate” features music and lyrics by Cole Hall is one of the counselors at Army people do it just to get by.” Porter. “Kiss Me, Kate” was Porter’s biggest Community Services who teaches personal “For me, saving is very important for the they don’t have to possibly struggle like you hit and ran on Broadway for more than 1,000 financial management classes open to any young people,” Hall said. “When you’re 21 may have. And you teach them now that shows. It won the first Tony Award for best ID card holder. The classes focus on money years old, you don’t envision yourself being saving the way to go,” Hall said. musical in 1949. The comedy – complete issues military families face. 50. If you’re paycheck is $1,500 a month, • Don’t keep up with the Joneses. “Don’t with warring couples, love triangles and and you put away $100 worry about what the other person has; singing gangsters – has roles for 15 men each month for 20 years, you’ll get there. If you start saving as an and three women. Many of the male roles can be played by women, and not all roles then look at what you E-2, and you continue to save, when you’re require singing or dancing. For information, would have. an E-4, maybe you can get that car because call 723-5721. Some saving tips: you did it the smart way and you saved each • Cut back on dining month,” Hall said. She added it’s simple to USO Virtues Volunteer Program out. A nice restaurant meal save $6,000 in a couple of years and use that Volunteer to teach English to Korean stu- for two each week could as a car down payment, which could mean dents the second and fourth Saturdays easily cost $80 to $100. the difference between a $600 car payment from March through July with the USO. Take one weekend’s cost and a $300 car payment. This volunteer Korean-American friend- and put it in savings. “There are ways to find the money, you ship initiative supports the U.S. Forces Ko- • For your kids, instead just have to willing to make a sacrifice,” she rea Good Neighbor Program. To volunteer, of spending $100 on a said, “because the sacrifice is worth it.” call Mihwa Ahn at 724-7781 or commercial 749-6429. pair of sneakers or a (Note: Army Community Services offers fashionable jersey, put free classes in personal financial management Healthy Grocery Shopping This chart shows the potential results of saving $200 per month over 10 that $100 in a fund. every month. To sign up for a class, call 738- The 18th Medical Command holds a Se- years. — Courtesy “When they get older, 4655.) crets of Healthy Grocery shopping class 9-10 a.m. March 18 at the Yongsan Com- missary. For information, call the nutrition Garrison officials meet with Korea-American Friendship Society care clinic at 736-3029. by David McNally USAG-Y Public Affairs Seoul Computer Club The Seoul Computer Club meets 2-4 p.m. YONGSAN GARRISON — Garrison Saturday at the USO. Lunch is provided, officials met with eight prominent members and PC and Mac users are welcome. For information, call 011-9000-6064. of the Korea American Friendship Society Feb. 27 for a luncheon at Commiskey’s Voting Officer Training Restaurant. Voting Assistance Officer training is 1 p.m. Park Keun, KAFS President and Former Thursday in the Garrison Command Con- Republic of Korea ambassador to the United ference Room in Bldg 4305. For informa- Nations, told the gathering that he “can’t tion, call 738-4008. stop smiling these days.” “We’ll be okay because we’re not going Korean Food Discovery Class to break this Korean-American alliance Learn basic Korean Food names, restau- forever,” Park said. rant etiquette and get real-world experi- During the meal, KAFS members talked ence at a local Korean restaurant. The with eight USAG-Yongsan staff members Seoul Secrets Food Discovery Class is 10 about their organization and its goals. a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in Room 124 at the Community Service Building. To sign The nonprofit, nongovernmental up, call 783-7505. organization formed June 26, 1991, with the goal to “strengthen friendships Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall presents Former Ambassador to the United Nations Park Keun with Early Developmental Screening and relationships between Korea and a garrison coin during the Feb. 27 meeting. — U.S. Army Photo By David McNally Early developmental screening will be con- America through various kinds of studies ducted for children birth through 3 years on the relationships, activities for mutual to the U.S. military community in Seoul. Hall said he would like to continue to 9-11 a.m. March 25 at Yongsan Child understanding and friendship, and “We share your optimism for the future,” partner with the organization for Good Development Center. For information, call promotion of exchange.” said Col. Dave Hall, USAG-Yongsan Neighbor Program events. 738-3407. At Yongsan Garrison, the KAFS is famous commander. “The KAFS reputation precedes “This partnership is vital,” Hall said. “We for bringing a free, annual friendship concert you.” appreciate all that you do.”
  • 10. MARCH 7, 2008 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 11 PROFILE • SOJUNG GARCIAHannam commissary manager: ‘It’s about family’ by Kenneth Fidler in ensuring their shopping experience at to attend to our customer’s needs by USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs our store is very beneficial and satisfying. providing quality services, such as, placing As the manager, it is my sincere desire to special orders (meats, dairy, produce, Sojung Garcia runs the commissary continue to improve our customer services and dry items) with our main store andstore at Hannam Village, a small store and relationships, and make our store the reducing the delivery time to one or twowith a big 4,206-item selection. The store first choice when shopping. days rather than the former three to fourserves about 250 families who live in days. We follow-up on these orders withthe apartment complex located about a For a small space, 4,206 seems like a lot the main store and notify our customers10-minute drive from Yongsan Garrison. of items. when the items are received. We interactWhen she talked about the store, she We are stocked from the main store on more with our customers to get a sense ofreferred often to the idea of creating a Yongsan. We don’t carry all the merchandise what items they would like for us to carryfamily atmosphere. She and her staff of like the main commissary. But anything to make it more convenient for them tonine greet every customer, sometimes help the main store has, I can order and have shop locally.deliver groceries to their apartments, and it delivered here.even tape coupons to the merchandise. You obviously like your job.Michael Mertz, Yongsan commissary store How long have you been with the I love my job! Sometimes when I’mdirector, worked with Garcia when she first commissary? tired and I see a customer with children,started with the commissary in 1989. “She I’ve been working at the Hannam and I play with the children and my stresswas always one of the first to arrive at work commissary more than eight years. Before goes away.and one of the last to leave, even back then,” then, I worked in the Yongsan commissaryhe said. “That dedication to the military almost 10 years. So, I’ve been with the What feedback do you receive from yourcommunity has carried on throughout her commissary 19 years. I started out as a customers? Kenneth Fidlercareer with DeCA. She is one of the finest cashier at the main store. Customers are happy that we have a commissary here. I don’t forget how the Sojung Garciaemployees I have ever had the pleasure to Position: Manager, Hannam Village commissarywork with.” Have you lived in Korea all your life? customers treat us because they are very Career: 19 years with the Defense Commissary No, before I lived and worked in the nice. We see them every day. Agency; 10 years at the Yongsan main store and United States. My husband was Army, nine years at the Hannam store; started out asYour store has received great praise from and we came back to Korea 19 years ago. What would you like to add? a cashier at the mina store; Army spouse for 12Hannam residents. You even help delivery I was an Army wife 23 years. I know what I am deeply grateful to Michael Mertz years.groceries? it’s like for military families. Customers (commissary director) for this golden We treat each other real friendly, like miss their family, so we treat them nice. opportunity of being the Hannam Villagea family. Sometimes the children come, We talk like family. commissary store manager. I would also and a tremendous source of knowledgeand we play with the children. Everyone is like to acknowledge the assistance and and guidance. I am very confident that aslike family; they are so nice. At Christmas Since you have been at the Hannam support rendered by Myong Brown in the part of our DeCA team, our mutual goaltime, they bring a lot of homemade Commissary, what big change have you areas of DeCA policies and regulations. of attending to our customers will alwayscookies, candies and cakes. I am so happy seen over the eight years you have been During my career with DeCA, I have be met. Mr. Mertz’ faith and trust in myand proud of the staff, too. Without good there? worked various store positions, gaining abilities is greatly appreciated, and I will doteamwork, we cannot have good customer The biggest change, I would have to valuable skills and experience; yet, there is my utmost to retain it, while earning theservice. We are sincerely concerned with say, relates to improved customer services. always something new to learn. Mr. Mertz faith and trust myself from our customers,our customer’s welfare, and pride ourselves Over the years, our staff has strived has often occupied the role of a mentor, as well. AROUND YONGSAN “Around Yongsan” is a place to publish your photos of commu- ganization; describe the action; name and date of event; name of nity events. Send high-quality digital photos to yongsan@korea. photographer; and a contact name and phone number. Photos will Include the following information with each photo: iden- be published based on quality and space availability and may be TAKE YOUR PIC tify people in the photo with first name, last name, rank, and or- posted to the Garrison web site at RUNNING FUN: The Yongsan community holds 15 fun runs each year, and the next one starts at 9:30 a.m. March 15 at Collier Field House. The 5K run/walk is sponsored by 18th Medical Command Health Promotions in recogni- tion of National Nutrition Month. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. – Photo courtesy MWR marketing division LIBRARY READING TIME: Volunteer Terri Bryant reads to pre-schoolers at the Yongsan Library during Tuesday morning reading time. The library holds reading time for pre-school aged schildren 10-11 a.m every Tuesday. The class consists of reading books, arts and crafts and sing-along dances. Currently, about 20 children attend, and parents can participate, as well. For details on this and the upcoming summer reading program, call 723-6959. – U.S. Army Photo By Sgt. Kim Sang-wook
  • 11. USAG-Y • PAGE 12 AREA II THE MORNING CALM PAID ADVERTISINGTaking care of our ownT here is no greater duty we have Did you know that AER tuition than to ensure that Soldiers who assistance can also be used for foreign- volunteer to defend our freedom born spouses to attend English as aare afforded the best we can provide. Second Language courses? This helps theWhen a Soldier needs help, we are there to spouse better understand English and besupport. We take care of our own! better prepared to obtain employment and The Army Emergency Relief fund successfully complete college the Army’s own emergency financial As you can see, AER offers a host ofassistance organization and is dedicated to ways to take care of our own. The worldthe concept of “taking care of our own.” around us changes, but our commitmentThe annual AER fund drive started March to helping our Soldiers and their Families1 and runs through May 15.I ask everyone to considercontributing to this fund thathelps provide for the moraleand welfare of our Soldiersand their Families, retirees,and widow/widowers ofdeceased Soldiers. The AER was establishedin 1942 and has since helpedmore than 3 million Soldiersand their Families overcomefinancial emergencies withgrants and interest-free loans.In 2007, your donations Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall signs his Army Emergency Relief campaign pledge sheet. Looking on is Kimberly Cornelius,helped the AER raise $10.9 Yongsan’s AER campaign coordinator, and Sgt. Carlos Gaines,million and provide $74 campaign coordinator for Headquarters and Headquarters Com-million to 64,000 people. The pany, USAG-Yongsan. — U.S. Army Photo By Pvt. Lee Min-hwiU.S. Army Garrison-Yongsancommunity donated $66,315last year and return assistance amounted remains constant. Our campaign goal thisto $272,080 – a four-fold increase! year is to ensure everyone who is eligible How do your contributions help? to contribute to AER gets contacted by Mainly, it helps with emergency their unit key person. Individuals whofinancial assistance. Your contributions are authorized to contribute to AER bywould help an individual or a family payroll deduction includes our active-manage many types of emergency duty Soldiers and military retirees. Wefinancial situations. The most common also want to reach out to our retireehere in Korea is emergency travel. We all population and ensure they are afforded PAID ADVERTISINGknow flying to the United States from an opportunity to contribute to thisKorea is expensive, and AER provides low- worthy cause.cost loans to help pay for the air fare in Our Army leadership, Secretary ofthe event of an emergency that needs the the Army Pete Geren, Chief of StaffSoldier’s immediate attention. Gen. George Casey, and Sgt. Maj. of Under AER, too, a commander or the Army Kenneth Preston, announcedfirst sergeant can approve loans up to the campaign March 1 with this year’s$1,000 for immediate emergency financial campaign theme: “Strength for Soldiersassistance. This gives unit leadership the and their Families for 66 Years.” Theyability to directly care for their Soldiers. wrote: “Army Emergency Relief has been AER also provides educational benefits answering this call to duty for 66 families of our Soldiers. For example, This support is reflected in this year’sin 2006, AER approved 96 percent of AER campaign theme, … and reinforcesall tuition assistance grants. That meant AER as the one organization founded bynearly 2,500 Army children received more the Army, whose mission is to relieve thethan $4 million in scholarships for post- distress of Soldiers and Family members insecondary education. Another $500,000 a time of financial need.”was provided to spouses under the spouse This year, please join me in helpingtuition assistance program. You see how us take care of our own through Armyyour money goes to a very worthy cause. Emergency Relief. It’s certainly worth it.
  • 12. MARCH 7, 2008 NEWS IMCOM-K • PAGE 13 to Muster Individual Ready Reserve SoldiersSpecial to The Morning Calm Weekly tasks such as a Reserve Component orientation Orders will be issued to the IRR Soldier to rolls. Soldiers who retire after 20 years of service brief, records review, security clearance updates, report to a local Reserve Center, and they will are not kept in the IRR unless it is of their own The U.S. Army Human Resources Com- medical and dental screening, identification card be paid $190 for successfully completing the accord. Persons who are unsure of their statusmand will conduct a muster of approximately issue, presentation of training and unit oppor- muster. IRR Soldiers who complete their mus- may telephone the Communications Hub Of-10,000 Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers in tunities, and exit surveys. The readiness muster ter requirement will be credited as satisfactory fice of U.S. Army Human Resources Commandthe U.S. Army, the first of which will be at the is typically conducted for Soldiers assigned to participants for the year. at 1-800-318-5298.Army Reserve Center in Los Alamitos, Calif., the IRR for more than 12 months. “The muster program not only affords us the These musters are part of readiness screeningMarch 8-9. The muster is a follow-on to the The Army will also conduct personnel ac- opportunity to collect required information but operations undertaken by the U.S. Army as partsuccessful pilot program the Army conducted countability musters at more than 450 Army also allows our Reserve Soldiers to remain IRR of a seven-year Army program to optimize thelast year. This year HRC, with support from Reserve Centers in the continental United States members. There are a lot of opportunities avail- operational and strategic value of the IRR bythe U.S. Army Reserve Command, will con- and abroad. The personnel readiness muster is able to them through either more active IRR improving individual deployment readiness lev-duct three different types of one-day musters at intended for Soldiers in the first 12 months of participation, affiliation with an Army Reserve els, and maintaining a reliable database of IRRArmy Reserve Centers located across the conti- being assigned to the IRR. The purpose of this Troop Program Unit , or volunteering to mobi- Soldiers who can be used to support the Armynental United States. The three types of musters muster is to educate the Soldier on participa- lize in support of the Global War on Terrorism,” in the Global War on Terrorism. All Services areare: readiness musters, personnel accountability tion requirements and present training and said Lt. Col. Craig Smith, who is in charge of required, by statute and DOD policy, to contin-musters, and unit affiliation musters. promotion opportunities. They are also offered the Army’s IRR Muster Program this year. uously screen and provide training to members There will be eight readiness musters con- the Post Deployment Health Reassessment Pro- A Soldier typically becomes a member of the of the IRR. The Army has had the regulatoryducted between March and June at Fort Devens, gram and are required to update their personal IRR after successfully completing a tour of duty authority for many years to conduct a physicalMA; Los Alamitos, CA; Fort Lawton, WA; Fort information. as a Regular or Reserve Army Soldier. Soldiers muster but due to lack of funding did not con-Totten, NY; Decator, GA; Arlington Heights, New this year is a test pilot program called remain members of the IRR until their total duct a muster program until last year . Histori-IL; Grand Prairie, TX; and Fort Meade, MD. the unit affiliation muster, which involves a visit military service obligation expires. Officers are cally speaking, funding was usually very limitedThe readiness muster is a one-day event consist- by the IRR Soldier to a Reserve unit in addition required to submit a request for resignation of and the Army could only muster relatively smalling of readiness and personnel accountability to muster activities. their commission to be removed from the IRR numbers from the Individual Ready Reserve. Sorority sponsors College Fair The Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. are sponsoring their 1st annual College Fair Saturday, April 19 from noon – 4 p.m. at the Seoul American Elementary School cafeteria. Volunteers are needed to represent their college, university or service academy. If you are interested in participating, call 010-3125-0466 or e-mail
  • 13. IMCOM-K • PAGE 14 NEWS THE MORNING CALMNational Healthcare Decisions Day:Client Legal Services can help with advance medical directivesSpecial to The Morning Calm every citizen to set forth his or her future healthcare wishes in writing with an “advance directive.” Yet, various estimates suggest that fewer than 25% of all Americans have an Editor’s Note: The following article was written by Nathan A. Kottkamp, the National advance directive. For an action that can be done without a lawyer, for free, and relativelyHealthcare Decisions Day chair, for non-exclusive newspaper publication. Article submitted easily, this figure is astonishingly low.courtesy of Client Legal Services. In recognition of this, National Healthcare Decisions Day strives to provide much- Join National Healthcare Decisions Day because your decisions matter. History will needed information to the public, reduce the number of tragedies that occur when a person’sbe made April 16, as approximately 50 of the most prominent national healthcare, religious, wishes are unknown, and improve the ability of healthcare facilities and providers to offerand legal associations and organizations as well as countless local and state organizations informed and thoughtful guidance about advance healthcare planning to their patients.participate in the inaugural National Healthcare Decisions Day. At every level, the goal Please visit for a variety of free informationof this nationwide initiative is to ensure that all adults with decision-making capacity in (including free advance directives forms for every state) and tools to assist with thoughtfulAmerica have both the information and the opportunity to communicate and document reflection on healthcare choices. Additionally, watch for events in your community honoringtheir future healthcare decisions. National Healthcare Decisions Day. While making healthcare decisions is often difficult in the best of circumstances, With healthcare, “your decisions matter,” however, others need to know your wishesmaking decisions for others is even more complicated. Each of us has the ability guide to honor them. There are no wrong answers when thinking about healthcare choices andour healthcare providers and our loved ones about we want. Advance directives give you completing an advance directive. Please use April 16 to decide, discuss, and documentthe ability to document the types of healthcare you do and do not want and to name an your wishes, whatever they may be.“agent” to speak for you if you cannot speak for yourself. As Terri Schiavo’s situation vividly For information and assistance with Advance Medical Directives, please contactrevealed, having an advance directive can be valuable for all adults, regardless of current the Yongsan Garrison Client Legal Services Office. You can make an appointment by callingage or health status. DSN 738-8111. They are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 With the Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990, Congress affirmed the right of p.m.; and Thursdays 1– 3:30 p.m.Patient Safety Awareness Week: ‘Parents, Family, Providers & Community’Special to The Morning Calm Weekly understanding of the 2008 Patient Safety Medication Reconciliation: Medication (both over the counter and prescription). Goals. An information table on Patient Reconciliation is when our healthcare staff Due to Key Resolve 2008, Caregivers The Patient Safety Program was Safety week will be at the entrance of the review your medications with you each from the USAH-Y will participate inimplemented on Jan. 14, 2002 and is United States Army Hospital – Yongsan time you visit our healthcare system. When Patient Safety Awareness Week on Marchdesigned to establish procedures for every from March 3 – 7. The 2008 Patient Safety you leave the hospital or an appointment 10-14 following the previously advertisedmilitary treatment facility to improve Goals we ask our patients and Caregivers to you should have a copy of the medications Patient Safety Awareness week activities forPatient Safety. be familiar with are: you are currently taking. This includes any March 3-7. Patient Safety Awareness Week is a team Patient Identifiers: When you check over-the-counter medications, nutritional Also, our Caregivers will participate ineffort (patient/Caregivers) to define processes into the hospital or any of our healthcare supplements or herbals. DoD 2008 Tri-Service Survey on Patientwithin the military treatment facility for clinics you will be asked for your full name Even if our TRICARE Office coordinates Safety and a Patient Safety poster contestassessing high-risk functions; reporting, and date of birth. We are simply verifying a visit to a Korean hospital or clinic, the to highlight specific Patient Safety goals andreviewing and analyzing risk and safety we have the correct person and your packet you take to your appointment will how it affects patient; and initiating corrective measures to correct medical record. Our staff should contain a current copy of your medications. POC: Pierre Swafford, Chief, Qualityreduce and prevent future occurrences. no longer be asking you for your sponsor’s As a patient you are your own best advocate, Management Division USA-MEDDAC-“Patient Safety Awareness Week 2008” social security number. If we forget, please it is important to tell your healthcare team Korea. DSN:315-736-3389/pierre.will focus on various activities to increase remind us. about any changes in your medications March 7-13 Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Casey Great Debaters Charlie Wilson’s War Great Debaters Vantage Point The MIst Great Debaters Alien vs. Predator 730-7354 (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. Henry Jumper Jumper American Gangster One Missed Call No Show No Show No Show 768-7724 (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Humphreys Vantage Point Vantage Point Vantage Point Vantage Point Great Debaters Great Debaters Great Debaters 753-7716 (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. Hovey The MIst Vantage Point Charlie Wilson’s War Alvin in Chipmunks Vantage Point Alien vs. Predator Great Debaters 730-5412 (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m.. 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  • 14. MARCH 7, 2008 CHAPLAIN IMCOM-K • PAGE 15 Area IV Worship Schedule Adversity can bring wisdom Protestant Services by Chaplain (Capt.) Park, Se Woo (Tim) and his mother. His poverty taught him many lessons 498th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and provided him with a special power to overcome Collective Protestant any kind of difficulty. His mother raised her children T Sunday 10 a.m. Camp Carroll his is the month – the time for the 2007 tax through earnest prayer every morning. It must have 10:30 a.m. Camp Walker report. Some people think they can get a tax re- worked because his older brother became vice president 10:30 a.m. Camp Henry fund because they are poor. Others think they of the congress, and he became the new President of 12:45 p.m. Camp Walker are poor because they don’t get enough of a tax refund. the R.O.K. with half of Korea’s support! 1 p.m. Camp Carroll They have different views of the world. Several weeks ago I translated an Article of Chingiz In 2005 the total value of exports from Korea was Khan from Korean to English to use in my Sunday Church of Christ 5 p.m. Camp Walker more than the total value of exports from all the countries sermon. “Do not blame your poor family: Collective Protestant I lost my father when I was 9 years old and was Friday 7 p.m. Camp Walker “We can sprout, blossom and bring forth kicked out from my hometown. 7 p.m. Camp Carroll Do not say you are poor: Korean fruit – bring something better in the future I sustained my life by eating rats. Tuesday 7 p.m. Camp Carroll through what we have today – because we Do not blame your small country: We have 100,000 soldiers and at least 200,000 Korean have received what we need from God.” people including kids and seniors. Wednesday 6:30 p.m Camp Walker Do not blame yourself for your poor Chaplain (Capt.) Park, Se Woo (Tim) education and power: 498th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion I didn’t know how to write my name; Catholic Services I learned to be smarter by listening to others. Mass Do not give up for any reason: Sunday 9 a.m. Camp Walker in Africa. The total value of exports from Korea was more I escaped from my enemies with the injuries to Mass than the total value of exports from all the countries in my neck from a sword and on my Sunday 11:30 a.m. Camp Carroll South America too. But despite this wealth, we know cheek by an arrow. Mass there are many poor people as well as homeless people The enemy was not outside, but inside, Saturday 5 p.m. Camp Walker in Korea. I cut all the redundant things away and, America and her people are second to none in the I became Chingiz Khan when world. Americans have been made wealthy by their I overcame myself.” USAG-Deagu Chaplains country; but some of them do not think so because they like to compare their lives with others. Comparisons We can sprout, blossom and bring forth fruit – bring Chaplain (Maj.) Edward Martin: are so fierce that some of the young men succumb to something better in the future through what we have, 768-5455 depression from their negative state if mind. today – because we have received what we need from Chaplain (Capt.) Byung Min: I heard from the new Korean President, Mr. Lee, God. Paul confessed, “I can do everything through Him, 765-8991 Myung Bak, that the great teachers in his life are poverty [Christ] who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13).
  • 15. IMCOM-K • PAGE 16 FEATURE THE MORNING CALMUSAG-H shares inKite Festival ‘2008’ 20 U.S. Families join in Korean tradition by Stacy A. Ouellette USAG-H Public Affairs Office ANJEONG-RI — Twenty Soldiers and their Families were flying high at the annual Buyong Korean Elementary School kite flying festival, Feb 23. The festival is held the last Saturday in February each year, said Peter Yu, USAG Humphreys Community Relations officer. Soldiers and their Families were invited to participate in various Korean games, a traditional lunch and kite flying contest. This year more than 150 Korean nationals participated.U.S. Army Photos By Stacy A. Ouellette “Any event that involves the entire family is always a plus. Having my daughter intermingle with kids from other cultures helps her(Clockwise) (1) A Korean boy shows off his see they aren’t much different,” said Chief Warrant Officer Anibalhomemade kite prior to competing in the Candelario, a Blackhawk pilot with Company C, 3-2 GeneralBuyong Korean Elementary School’s annual Support Aviation Battalion.kite flying festival. Extra creativity points were Candelario brought his daughter, Milana, 6, to the festival. Shegiven to children with handmade kites. (2) Ko- attends a Korean school and even speaks the language.rean volunteers serve up “Uh-mook” a Kore- The program began at 10 a.m. running to 2 p.m. The kite flyingan boiled fish paste. (3) Chaplain Luis Kruger, contest started right after lunch, which was free to all attendees.Jr., a 3-2 General Support Aviation chaplain, Throughout the day, games such as “Tip Cat” and “Hackypasses a Korean hacky sack to Lippert, a Sack” were offered to keep the energy flowing as the biting coldHAES student. (4) Participates brought hand- temperatures set in.made and store bought kites for the competi- Chaplain Luis Kruger Jr., 3-2 GSAB, his wife, Christy, and theirtion. (5) A festival goer assists his son during four children also bundled up and fought off cold temperatures tothe kite flying competition. More than 150 take advantage of this windy day, one perfect for flying kites.Korean and U.S. Families gathered to enjoy Serving up hot coffee and Uh-mook, a Korean boiled fish paste,games, food and kite flying competition. free to participants was one way to keep them warm. Another, were shelter tents to block the fierce wind.
  • 16. IMCOM-K • PAGE 18 MWR THE MORNING CALMRockin’ It Rasta brings beats to ROKby AFE and IMCOM-K MWR Clearly eager to build a body of work that influences and creates resonance that Austin, Texas recording artists and live- expresses itself.  Subrosa Unions confidenceperformance marvels, Subrosa Union, bring in their first album is mixed with a nervoustheir tasty melting pot of island-influenced vigor and a laid back view of taking one-step —USAG Humphreys—rock, reggae, and funk to the stage for a show at a time.  Michael Anaya, vocalist, lead Boxing Smoker Resultsthat’s guaranteed to rock it Rasta style. Tour guitarist and frontman for Subrosa Union 1-Jennifer Schlein (249th MPs, Humphreys)will travel to 12 locations from March 13th realized at fourteen that he wanted to play def. Natasha Medlock (618th Dental, Carroll), 3-0through 26th. his music his way and found that his closest 2-Heather Johnson (551st ICTC, Carroll) def. Christina Markiwicz (D Co, 2nd CAB, This homegrown Texas power trio defies friends, Chris Paulos, Bassist and rap master Humphreys), RSC 3:02the word “genre” by uniting people from all extraordinaire along with Paul Valenzuela, 3-Joshua Parnell (1/2nd Aviation, Eagle)walks of life. Subrosa Union has created a Drummer and pulse of Subrosa Union def. Lee Mora (551st ICTC, Carroll), RSC 3:54catalyst of extremely high energy riveting had identical aspirations.  The trio realized 4-Elzavon Maxie (A Co., 302nd BSB, Casey) def. Corey Fukuda (551st ICTC, Carroll), Injuryrock n roll, reggae, hip hop with the spiciness they had an ability to craft more than mere Retirement, 4:00of Latin funk, and blues.  Subrosa Union melodical reverberation.  After six years of 5-Christopher Eason (G Co., 302nd BB, Hovey)has dubbed this jam rock “RASTA ROCK”. Subrosa Union’s high working local bars in the border city of El Paso, Texas, the boys def. Joseph Miles (B Co., 1/2nd Aviation, Eagle),energy stage presence and shows are never alike... always giving their decided it was time to make a move and make their dreams a reality.   TKO 1:23 6-Derek Rowe (8th FW/JA, Kunsan AB)fans more than they expected. “Playin to live and livin to play” Subrosa Union relocated to Austin to find their claim to fame in def. Quadre Wright (HHC, 1/2nd Aviation), RSCseems to be the bands shared mentality. The band tours the Texas, 2006.  After seven years of maturing and displaying the drive of 3:20New Mexico, Colorado, California, and Arizona circuit monthly and dedication as a “do-it-yourself ” band, Subrosa Union believed, 7-David Gil (4/7th Cav, Hovey)plays 300+ live shows per year. The band recently released their new conceived and achieved their first professionally produced album def. Armando Delarosa (CID, USAG-Humphreys) RSC 4:29album, “Looking Forward” independently and is currently touring “Looking Forward” under the independent label of Fugamundi 8-Fernando Ortiz (B Co., 1/2nd Aviation, Eagle)nationwide to promote it. Records.  “The best of what Subrosa Union is, is what’s to come”, def. Antonio Battle (E Co., 3/2nd GSAB, Hum- “Looking Forward” looks all around to gather influences as Anaya stated.  Glancing back while we’re “Looking Forward” is phreys), 2-1Subrosa Union explosively adds their own identity to the swirl of the chemistry that Subrosa Union has within the band... “Livin to 9-Jimmy Gonzales (B Co., 2/9th Inf, Casey) def. Luis Arenas (501st Sig., Humphreys),their newly dubbed genre. The myriad of musical styles are infused Play and Playin to Live.” RSC 1:59with seemingly conflicting California surf and urban hip-hop Subrosa Union shows will be open to the military community 10-Teandre McKinney (8th MXS, Kunsan)attitudes. While it sounds like a mixed bag, the Austin trio pulls and free of charge, courtesy of AFE & MWR. For more def. Adrian Ramirez (B Co., 2/9th Inf, Casey),off cooking these elements into one cohesive platter of songs heavy information, please contact your local MWR Entertainment Office KO :36 11-Logan Shillcox (8th MXS, Kunsan)with hook-laden riffs and Rasta vibes. or 723-3078. def. Michael Moye (1/2nd Aviation, Eagle), RSC 4:00 12-Victor Aruwah (35th ADA, Osan) Schedule for performances in Korea: def. Andre Nance (4/58th AOB, Humphreys), RSC 1:08 Thursday, March 13 Yongsan Main Post Club 7 p.m. Cross-Over Champions: Friday, March 14 Camp Casey Gateway 7 p.m. Jacquelyn Pomeroy, Marlinda Peshlakai, Charlie Williams, Lawrence Blackwell Saturday, March 15 Camp Stanley Reggie’s 7 p.m. 2008 KATUSA Invitational Basketball Tournament Sunday, March 16 Camp Bonifas Sanctuary 7 p.m. Hanson Field House, Camp Casey Feb. 21-22 Tuesday, Marcy 18 Taegu AB Jake’s Place 7 p.m. Game #1: Area I Game #2: Area III Wednesday, March 19 Camp Carroll Hideaway 7 p.m. Game #3 Area IV Game #4 Area III Thursday, March 20 Chinhae NB Duffy’s 7 p.m. Game #5 Area I Game #6 Area I Friday, March 21 Camp Walker Hilltop 8 p.m. Game #7 Area IIIBreak out beach bodies for BOSS Beach BlastStory by: SSG Jared C. Hamilton our way to provide a better opportunity for you, the Soldiers of Korea, to enjoy Korea,IMCOM-K, BOSS Coordinator get off the installations, let loose and relax. For more information, contact your local Community Activity Centers, and don’t hesitate to sign up today. The 14th Annual Korea Region BOSS Beach Blast is on the way! Soldiers of the Korea, For more information on BOSS events or how to become involved, contact or visit the Community Activities Centers or unit BOSS representatives on your installation.break out those beach bodies, dig out your swim suits and prepare for the upcoming 2008 Information can also be obtained by calling POC’s : USAG Red Cloud 732-6664; USAGIMCOM-Korea BOSS Beach Blast being held in Daechon Beach and hosted by USAG Yongsan 738-5254; USAG Humphreys 753-8825; USAG Daegu 764-4123 or KoreaHumphreys. The BOSS Beach Blast is the largest BOSS event held in Korea and perhaps Region BOSS Representative at 725-3176.the largest BOSS event held the world over. Last year the BOSS Beach Blast attractedover 700 Soldiers to Daechon Beach and this year we hope to gather in an additional 100Soldiers for a grand total of 800 Soldiers. In the past, the BOSS Beach Blast has been a two-day event, but through Soldier input,we are planning for the event to cover 3 days in order to facilitate a better travel day onboth ends of the Beach Blast: getting there and getting home. The event is planned forJune 6 – 8 and we are throwing in an added bonus of a few hours on the evening of theJune 7 at the Water Fun Park located just seconds from both the hotels and the beach.There should be plenty of music and lively entertainment to keep the Soldiers occupiedand enjoying the night. The Beach Blast will be filled with fun activities to partake in such as a Beach VolleyballTournament, a watermelon eating contest, Tug-o-War, hoola-hoop contest, and a host ofother fun and exciting activities. There will be more meals provided to the Soldiers as wellas a better way to provide accommodations to the Soldiers (all courtesy of Soldier inputfrom last year). The 14th Annual BOSS Beach Blast: a Recreational Pillar of the BOSS Program; it is The annual BOSS Beach Blast offers fun in the sun with a variety of activities — File Photo
  • 17. March 7, 2008 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 21 Key Resolve, Foal Eagle ‘08 4-58th Airfield Ops Battalion brings it all together by Bob McElroy USAG-H Public Affairs Office USAG HUMPHREYS — Key Resolve 2008 has provided the Soldiers of the 4-58th Airfield Operations Battalion with a golden opportunity to deploy its assets and perform its wartime mission. One of only three AOBs in the active Army, 4-58th provides air traffic control services and airfield operations at a theater- level airfield during contingency operations and wartime. The other two AOBs are in Germany and at Fort Rucker, Ala. Lt. Col. Randall K. Brown, the battalion commander said that although 4-58th is a small battalion, its modular design allows it to grow as the mission dictates. We’re designed to receive additional assets, Brown said.Spc. David King, an air traffic controller and training supervisor assigned to 4-58th Airfield Operations Battalion, works in the control shelter of theAir Traffic Navigation, Integration and Coordination System during exercise Key Resolve 2008. – U.S. Army Photo by Bob McElroy —See AOB, Page 22—USAG Humphreys commander For this reason USAG Humphreys is charged with making sure Soldiers, Airmen the exercise,” Holley said. Yongin LSA has a Morale, Welfare andmakes rounds to Yongin, Baran and Marines deployed to Area III are well Recreation tent which has phones, games taken care of during the exercise. and TVs. It also provides Internet access for As in previous exercises, USAG those who brought computers.LSAs during exercise Humphreys set up three life support areas for exercise participants at Camp Long, “This is the best I’ve seen in a field environment,” said Sgt. 1st Class Matthewby Andre Butler support issues for warfighters are of main Baran and Yongin. Morrow, Special Troops Battalion G6, IUSAG-H Public Affairs Office concern for commanders and other key The LSAs provide Soldiers, Airmen Corps. leaders. and Marines some of the best services and “I’ve never participated in an exercise USAG HUMPHREYS — The Republic “A very important part of an exercise accommodations one can have in any field where things were this nice,” Morrow said.of Korea and U.S. military forces that like this is the welfare of our Soldiers,” environment. With life support issues out of the way,participated in Key Resolve/Foal Eagle ’08 said Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Bozeman, “Our LSA is geared toward the comfort the force can concentrate on the missionthis week throughout the Korean peninsula Special Troops Battalion, I Corps command of those staying here,” said Staff Sgt Howard at hand.found an unexpected level of comfort in sergeant major here from Ft. Lewis, Wash. Holley, Yongin LSA coordinator. “They shouldn’t have to worry aboutthe field. “No matter the situation, we have to “We have tents, barbershops and showers their quality of life,” said Holley. For units deploying from the U.S. and continue to improve their quality of life,” with hot water in place so Soldiers won’t “All they should be focused on is whatJapan to participate in the exercise, life Bozeman said. have to worry about things like this during they came here to do.”(Clockwise) (1) Yongin is one of three LSAs supported by USAG-H officials during Key Resolve‘08. (2) Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr., United States Army Garrison Humphreys commander, talkswith Marine Maj. Jesus M. Claudio, III Marine Expeditionary Force based out of Okinawa, Japan,about living conditions, standards and possible ways of improving Baran Life Support Area. (3)Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Morrow, I Corps Special Troops Battalion from Ft. Lewis, Wash., relaxesduring a massage at Yongin LSA Barber Shop.— U.S. Army Photos By Sgt. Im, Suk-chun
  • 18. USAG-H • PAGE AREA III THE MORNING CALM News & Notes help students gain a deeper understanding of African American history, culture and contributions. Army Nurse Corps seeks Soldiers looking for change Jackie and Gregory Pace joined the Are you interested in becoming a health organizing team several years ago. care provider? Do you know of any Sol- Along with volunteers from many diers who are interested in continuing their community organizations and the financial education? Do you want a free education support of Masons, Eastern Star, Omega Psi while receiving full pay and benefits? Now Phi and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternities, Zeta there is a program in place for you or one of Phi Beta and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sororities your Soldiers to take advantage of. The In- -- the Dream team have made this annual terservice Physician Assistant Program, the expo happen for Humphreys’ children. AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program, the Funded Nurse Education Program and Throughout the years activities have other AMEDD training opportunities are included inventions and music tables. open to officers, warrant offices and enlist- African mask making, traditional clothing ed Soldiers. Briefings will be conducted at photographs, dancing, plays, military history different times throughout December. For and more were also activities highlighted more information contact 1st Lt. Warrentina during the celebration. Berry at 011-9972-9268. For this year’s event organizers provided students with a wide variety of new activities, USAG-Humphreys including a quiz to test their knowledge of Sergeant Audie Murphy Club African American history, making a book The USAG-Humphreys Sergeant Audie Murphy Club is looking for SAMC and about prominent African Americans, having Sergeant Morales Club members. Monthly their hair braided, making peanut butter meetings are held the third Wednesday in honor of scientist George Washington of every month. Please contact Sgt. 1st Carver, learning about flight equipment Class(P) Grandison at 753-6136 or Sgt. from Major James Widemen of 3rd Military 1st Class Lawson-Hurt at 753-7978 for Third Grader Justin Lawson listens as Sgt. Maj. Gregory Pace explains some of the artifacts on Intelligence and browsing a variety of more information. display during the expo at the HAES black history celebration. – Photo By Diane Hobler artifacts and books on display in the school’s cafeteria. African American History comes Humphreys CDC Students also participated in making Child and Youth Services, Child Develop- ment Center is currently looking for Pro- corn husk dolls. This activity was chosen to show children alive for Humpreys school children gram Assistants to fill full-time, part-time, and flex positions, which are willing to how basic life once was, and how despite support the CYS program hours, 5:15 a.m. having so little, slaves used their creativity - 6 p.m. Salary ranges from $10 - $13.12 to make toys for the children. per hour based on education level (Child by Diane Hobler To commemorate African American Harris noticed a lot of students were Development Associates, completion of USAG-HAES Librarian History Month, an Arts and Crafts Expo surprised their ancestors did not have TV, the Army Youth Practicum, possession of was put on in the HAES cafeteria. radios, Wal-Marts or any other places to AA degree or higher with major emphasis USAG HUMPHREYS — Once again, a The activity was the brainchild of buy luxury toys. on Early Childhood Education. group of caring, motivated USAG Hum- Tarita Harris, 1st Sgt. Larry Locke and Joy Providing experiences like this help ASAP Annual Training phreys community members have pro- Nobles. students learn about the past and reflect The Army Substance Abuse Program vided a wonderful opportunity for HAES Each February, a group of committed on the present and prepare them for the officials would like to remind all military and students. volunteers organize a variety of activities to future. civilian personnel of the regulatory require- ments for annual substance abuse preven- tion training. Service members are required AOB Continued from Page 21 to complete a minimum of four hours an- For example, we don’t have any refueling UHF and FM capability. The variety of inbound and outbound aircraft. nually and civilian employees three hours. assets so we would have to be given a fuel frequencies allows them to talk to aircraft The AME also provides a place for If you would like to schedule a training session or your Unit Prevention Leader detachment if we’re running an airfield. from any military service. aviators to do their flight planning, Vinson would like presentations and lesson plans, Brown said that other assets his unit On Tuesday, the Soldiers had the added. please contact the Prevention Coordinator, could gain include U.S. Air Force weather opportunity to work with two CH-53D As Key Resolve approached its midpoint Camille Jackson at 753-7361 or Camille. personnel, pressure washers and special helicopters flown by Okinawa-based Brown reflected on his unit’s participation You can also equipment such as cranes and Gators, a Marines. in the exercise. visit the Army Center for Substance Abuse small four-wheeled vehicle used at airfields Norton said the Marine helicopters flew “This has been a great opportunity Programs (ACSAP) website at https://ac- to carry equipment or personnel. a series of approaches at the airfield and to exercise the system and place it on an During the exercise 4-58th deployed its provided great training opportunities for operating airfield and take care of air traffic Airfield Management Center, Air Traffic the unit. control and airfield management,” Brown Free Bowling on Fridays Military in uniform can enjoy free bowling Navigation Integration Control System Another key component of the air traffic said. “This has been a very successful every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the (ATNICS) and the AN/TSW-7A Tactical control system is the 7A control tower. exercise. It’s provided us another opportunity Humphreys Strike Zone and Long Bowling Tower, a truck-mounted air traffic control Mounted on the back of an LMTV cargo to validate what we’re doing in airfield Centers. The snack bars will be open for tower onto Desiderio Army Airfield here. truck the tower provides visual flight rules operations.” your convenience. Call 754-5722 for more These three components allow the control to aircraft, according to shift leader information. battalion to provide tower, airport surveillance Staff Sgt. Patrick Kenderish. and precision approach radar services to Although small, it has workspace for up Parents Date Night aircraft from all military services. to five controllers. It can also be carried by Need a break? Want to enjoy a romantic The ATNICS in particular features a sling load by a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, dinner? USAG Humphreys Child & Youth Services can help. You can drop the kids radar system that tracks aircraft when they Kenderish added. off at CYS March 15 from 3 p.m.-10 p.m. are several miles from the airfield. Air Traffic The 7A tower features nine radios with while you enjoy some free time. Child must Controllers work in a HMMWV-mounted UHF, VHF, FM and High Frequency be registered with CYS, please call 753- shelter that is connected to the radar. capabilities. Kenderish said the HF radio 8507 for more information. We use it to provide step-by-step is for talking to aircraft that are over the guidance to aircraft from arrival approach horizon. to final, said Pfc. Sarah Norton, an Air The operation responsible for linking the Please Send Us Stories and Photos Traffic Controller. tower and ATNICS together is the Airspace To submit info for publishing in The Morn- Controllers work from one of two Information Center. ing Calm Weekly, USAG Humphreys com- mon pages, call 754-6132, 8847 or 8598. consoles in the shelter and communicate Sgt. First Class Mechelle Vinson, the Or e-mail with aircraft via one of six radios in the battalion’s Air Traffic Control Operations shelter. Chief, said the Airfield Management Pfc. Sarah Norton, 4-58th air traffic controller, Air Traffic Controller Pfc. Todd Element integrates the tower and radar explains how to track aircraft on the radar dis- Trowbridge said that the radios have VHF, work efforts to provide air traffic services to play. – U.S. Army Photo by Bob McElroy
  • 19. March 7, 2008 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 23 Humphreys, Area III are smokin’12-Bout card initiatesnew Humphreys gymby Mike MooneyUSAG-H Morale, Welfare and Recreations USAG HUMPHREYS — The new MPHill Gymnasium here got its baptism byfire Saturday night with a 12-bout BoxingSmoker featuring military boxers fromthroughout the Korean peninsula. “We’re in the process of testing out thenew gymnasium,” said USAG-Humphreysand Area III Sports Director LonnieHerring, “and holding the Smoker herewas a great way to check out things like thesound system, the lights, the bleachers andthe locker rooms.” “We had a great mixture of both maleand female fighters and, other than a fewbugs, we’re happy with the way things went,”Herring said. Seven different Army and Air Forceinstallations sent boxers to the Smoker,with all seven of them taking home at least Camp Carroll’s Heather Johnson (right) lands a hard left on the nose of Christina Markiewicz in one of the two women’s matches in Saturday’sone title. Kunsan Air Base led the way with Boxing Smoker in the new MP Hill Gym at USAG Humphreys. Johnson won the contest when the referee stopped action at 1:02 of the secondthree championships, with Camp Eagle, round. The USAG Humphreys new “Super Gym” is expected to open this summer. — U.S. Army Photo By Mike MooneyUSAG-Casey and Camp Hovey winning Humphreys’ Antonio Battle. Zoeckler Station with the largest family The MP Hill Gym is located across fromtwo titles each. Other crowns were won The Ortiz-Battle contest and the night’s fitness center in the Armed Forces being the Rose Shoppette and is open from 5 a.m.-by USAG-Humphreys, Camp Carroll and opening bout in which Jenny Schlein, 249th constructed adjacent to Soldier Field. This 11 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m.Osan Air Base. Military Police Co., USAG-Humphreys “Super Gym” is expected to open this Saturday and 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. The nights quickest bout was at 159 topped Natasha Medlock, 618th Dental Co., summer. “We want people to use the new facilitypounds where Kunsan’s Teandre McKinney Camp Carroll, 3-0, were the only matches “This place is big,” Herring said of the and let us know what’s wrong and whatnailed USAG-Casey’s Adrian Ramirez with that went the full three rounds. All others MP Hill Gym, “and this Smoker showed needs to be fixed,” Herring said. “We area hard shot to the chin 38 seconds into the were stopped before their conclusion. just how large it really is. We had about the moving the aerobics program into the gym’smatch for the night’s only knockout. The MP Hill Gym is one of three new same number of spectators that made the old dance studio and we have scheduled both The most closely contested fight was at fitness center’s being built at Humphreys gym feel full and crowded. But here there an indoor soccer tournament and a power156 pounds where Camp Eagle’s Fernando and was the first one to come on line. An was lots of room to spread out. It’s going to lifting meet for this month. If they go as wellOrtiz gained a split 2-1 decision over USAG- identical facility is nearing completion at take a lot of bodies to fill this gym.” as the boxing, I’ll be happy.”35th ADA sharpens warfighting skills during exerciseby Pfc. Gretchen N. Goodrich control operations assistant. “As Soldiers, we35th ADA Public Affairs Office must know how to press on and fight.” The training also showed the warfighters OSAN AIR BASE — While most air how to handle their weapons while running,defense artillery units focus on shooting rolling and even falling, said Pfc. Bobby J.down tactical ballistic missiles, the Soldiers Ortiz, the battery’s orderly room clerk.with HHB, 35th Air Defense Artillery Other training 35th Soldiers receivedBrigade, spent the week of Feb. 22-28 in the involved calling from radios to requestfield training on basic warrior tasks. medical evacuations and how to accurately The air defenders trained and completed perform guard duty while in the field.various warrior tasks to include weapon With cold temperatures and snow duringassembly, mounted training, nuclear, the week of training, safety was of concern.biological and chemical training, first aid “We had warming tents and held classesand more. inside to keep Soldiers out of the cold,” “We focused on warrior tasks and battle said Belt. “The NCOs present ensured thatdrill training,” said Capt. David L. Tervin, the Soldiers pulling guard duty rotated outHHB commander. “By training to fight, the every few minutes too.” Regardless of theSoldiers got a taste of what is to come in the snow flurries and the temperatures, thenext field exercise,” Tervin said. Soldiers completed the training and even “The purpose was to train up new Pfc. Bobby J. Ortiz, the battery’s orderly room clerk, lays down suppressive fire while his team- spent the last few days of training testingSoldiers and train in areas we don’t really mate runs forward during one of the training sessions. – Photo By Pfc. N. Gretchen Goodrich their knowledge. “I’m proud of what we’vetrain on,” said Master Sgt. Michael Belt, reassemble an M249 Squad Automatic or at home with their Families, said Sgt. accomplished,” Tervin said. “HHB hasthe communications noncommissioned Weapon. “I really enjoyed the weapon Jeffrey W. Page, the battery’s medic. an important mission in the brigade; weofficer in charge. assembly of the M249,” said Pfc. Eui Young The Soldiers also trained on battlefield support the brigade headquarters that is Battery platoon sergeants and subject Hwang, a signal support KATUSA in HHB. skills, such as being a part of a quick reaction in the care of two battalions.” Overall, thematter experts developed training classes “M16 assembly is really common but I have force. Instructors gave Soldiers real-life battery’s objective of training Soldiers wasto ensure Soldiers were getting adequate never touched an M249 before.” scenarios and pointers on how to quickly maximized. They received warrior tasks andtraining. Also, the hands-on training gave Evaluating a casualty was another hands- gain control of an environment and work battle drill focused training that keyed in onSoldiers outlets to have fun. on class for the troops as they used one together as a team. “The QRF training was the battery’s mission essential task list, said Spc. Russell S. Pate, a mechanic in the another to assess and perform medical aid. a great way to prepare Soldiers for events Tervin. Training is always of value, said Belt.battery, had a competition amongst the Soldiers learned how to take care of their they might actually encounter in a firefight,” “If you don’t use it, you become weak in it.”Soldiers to see who could disassemble and fellow Soldiers, whether it’s on the battlefield said Pvt. Michael Ramstetter, a fire direction so train up so it becomes second nature.”
  • 20. MARCH 7, 2008 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 25 Carroll welcomes new maintenance facility quiet, peaceful park. I can hardly imagine PRIVATE FIRST CLASS MELVIN L. what it was like so many years ago when BROWN Melvin and his friends were fighting for their MAHAFFEY, PA lives,” she said. “Over the years I have often Organization: U.S. Army, Company D, thought about the sacrifice that so many 8th Engineer Combat Battalion young Soldiers like my brother made in the Place and Date: Near Kasan, Korea, 4 name of freedom. It is still painful to think September 1950. General Order No. 11, about it after all of these years, but it helps 16 February 1951. to know that what they did helped lead to MOH Citation: Private First Class such a prosperous nation and freedom for Melvin L. Brown, Company D, 8th Engineer millions of Koreans.” Combat Battalion, distinguished himself by Rich was particularly pleased the building conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above bearing her brother’s name is a maintenance and beyond the call of duty in action against facility. the enemy. While his platoon was securing “Who would imagine such a beautiful Hill 755 (the Walled City), the enemy, using maintenance facility being named after my heavy automatic weapons and small arms,Col. Richard G. Hatch, 19th ESC Deputy Commanding Officer, Sylvia Rich, Lt. Col. Karl Bopp brother,” she said. “It is fitting though, if you counterattacked. Taking a position on aU.S. AFSBn-NEA Battalion Commander, Col. Michael P. Saulnier, USAG Daegu Commander, think about it because he really was quite 50-foot-high wall he delivered heavy rifleand distinguished participants cut the ribbon celebrating the opening of the Pfc. Melvin L. Brown the mechanic. If he had a place like this to fire on the enemy. His ammunition wasMaintenance Facility on Camp Carroll, Feb. 26. — U.S. Army Photos By Cpl. Jang Won-il tinker as a boy, I’ll bet he never would have soon expended and, although wounded, come back out!” he remained at his post and threw his fewby Galen Putnam our world-class workforce. This facility will Design of the project was initiated in grenades into the attackers causing manyASC Public Affairs enable us to continue to maintain Army January 2006 and ground was broken in casualties. When his supply of grenades Prepositioned Stocks-4 at the highest level of July 2006. The project was completed on was exhausted his comrades from nearby CAMP CARROLL — Another jewel readiness and ensure our equipment is ready time and under budget. foxholes tossed others to him and he left hiswas added to Camp Carroll’s crown Feb. 21 to fight tonight.” AFSBn-NEA’s mission is to receive, position, braving a hail of fire, to retrieveas a new maintenance facility was dedicated The facility was built by NAMWHA maintain accountability, perform care of and throw them at the enemy. The attackersin honor of a Korean War Medal of Honor Construction Co., LTD, of Kwangju under the supplies in storage and maintenance for continued to assault his position and PFCrecipient. guidance of the Far East District, U.S. Army APS-4 stored throughout Korea, Japan Brown weaponless, drew his entrenching tool The U.S. Army Field Support Battalion Corps of Engineers, Seoul. Project funding was and Hawaii and, on order, to issue APS-4 from his pack and calmly waited until they– North East Asia conducted a dedication provided by the Korean Government under equipment and supplies. 1 by 1 peered over the wall, delivering eachand ribbon cutting ceremony for its new $15 the Logistics Cost Share Program. AFSBn-NEA is subordinate to the 403rd a crushing blow upon the head, knockingmillion, 26,000 square-foot maintenance The namesake of the facility, Pfc. Melvin Army Field Support Brigade at Camp Henry. 10 or 12 enemy from the wall. His daringfacility named for Pfc. Melvin L. Brown, L. Brown, Company D, 8th Engineer The 403rd AFSB’s higher headquarters is the action so inspired his platoon that theywho was killed in hand-to-hand combat near Combat Battalion, was awarded the Medal U.S. Army Sustainment Command, located repelled the attack and held their position.Daegu in the early weeks of the conflict. of Honor for extraordinary heroism and at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., a subordinate PFC Brown’s extraordinary heroism, gallantry The facility boasts 16 maintenance bays, gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in of the U.S. Army Materiel Command and intrepidity reflect the highest credit uponfour 30-ton overhead cranes, eight 50- action against enemy forces near Kasan (just headquartered at Ft Belvoir, Va. himself and was in keeping with the honoredton floor lifts, centralized lubrication and north of Daegu), Korea; Sept. 4, 1950. “Pfc. P F C B r ow n Me d a l o f Ho n o r traditions of the military service. Reportedlycompressed air. The facility also has space Brown was in Korea for only about a month, Citation: missing in action and officially killed infor offices, small arms storage, conferencing but while here, he gave his all – literally. He MEDAL OF HONOR action, September 5, 1950.and includes an employee break room. In made the ultimate sacrifice for his friendsaddition, the facility boasts a state-of-the-art and fellow Soldiers, for his country, for thecommunications system. Republic of Korea and for freedom,” Bopp Previously, mechanics had only six said. “While his heroics are, indeed, the stuffundersized bays with limited equipment in of legend, Pfc. Brown was selected fromwhich to work. The organization also had to among many very fitting candidates – in partrely on diverted warehouse space. because he is one of us – he was a combat That’s no longer the case, according to engineer and diesel mechanic. How fittingLt. Col. Karl Bopp, AFSBn-NEA battalion is that? In addition, he died just a few milescommander. away from here near Daegu. It is truly fitting “Opening this maintenance facility is a that Pfc. Brown be memorialized indefinitely,proud moment in the history of this battalion,” as we dedicate this facility in his honor.”he said to the crowd of distinguished visitors, Brown’s sister, Sylvia Rich of Moline,guests and employees gathered for the Ill., was guest of honor at the ceremony. The new maintenance facility named after Medal of Honor winnerPfc. Melvin L. Brown featuresevent. “This state-of-the-art facility provides “Yesterday, we visited the battle site where 16 maintenance bays, four 30-ton overhead cranes, and a world-class communicationscapabilities that are commensurate with Melvin was killed. The area is now a park – a system.Daegu American School cheerleaders take first place Korean American International Athletic Conferenceby J. J. Stewart Mejia, Jessica Mejia, Rachel Calisto, RebeccaArmy Community Services Martinez, Tia Burton, Alicia Davenport, Julia Davenport, Erica Connor and BryannaCAMP WALKER — On Feb. 16, Spencer. Varsity – Kim Compton (Captain),Daegu American School hosted the 2008 Angie Smith (Co-captain), Clarissa Cho,Cheerleading Korean American International Lauren Owens, Diana Owens, HanaAthletic Conference at Kelly Fitness Center, Nagouchi, Julia Schrock, Jarret Waters,Camp Walker. Maylynn Padilla and Nicki Calisto. Twelve schools participated, includingDaegu American, Seoul American, Osan (Left) DAS cheerleaders who took first placeAmerican and nine international schools. in the Junior Varsity competition make a tower Daegu American School took first at the end of the in the Junior Varsity and Varsity (Right) During the Varsity competition, DAScompetition. cheerleaders make the end pose. They also The members of the first place squads are: took first place in the competition for theJunior Varsity – Cathy Robinet (Captain), seventh straight year. — Photos courtesy ofAmber DeLosSantos (Co-captain), Mabel Daegu American School
  • 21. USAG-D • PAGE AREA IV THE MORNING CALM News & Notes 1-44 ADA Soldiers lift kids’ spirits at Siloam by Cpl. Jang Won-il Tax Center USAG Daegu Public Affairs Jan. 30 - June 13, free tax services are open to all military personnel CAMP CARROLL — Four U.S. and and eligible DoD civilians and family three KATUSA Soldiers of the 1-44 Air members. Camp Henry Bldg. 1685, Defense Artillery Battalion volunteered for Room 123: Mon 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.; a visit to Siloam Orphanage in Seongjoo, Tue, Wed & Fri 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Gyeongsangbook-Do, Feb. 28. & Thurs 1 – 3 p.m. Camp Carroll Bldg. The 1-44 ADA’s orphanage visit program T125: Mon – Wed & Fri 9 a.m. – 4:30 began about a month ago but the children p.m. & Thurs 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. For were already excited about the Soldiers information, call Capt. Kimberly Aytes upcoming visit. About 45 children waited at DSN 768-7693. anxiously for their long-awaited American friends to come, and when the Soldiers The Little Mermaid stepped out of the van the children bounced Child & Youth Services (CYS) and up and down joyfully. the Missoula Children’s Theater At first worried and nervous, after the Students of Siloam Orphanage sit with Pvt. Jean Beauge, HHB 1-44 ADA and make Korean present “The Little Mermaid”, 5:30 cheerful welcoming, Soldiers headed inside dumplings during the 1-44’s visit on Feb. 28. — U.S. Army Photos By Cpl. Jang Won-il p.m., Mar. 8 at Camp Walker’s and sat around the table with the children. Evergreen Community Club. A new The activities kicked off with an English version of the age-old tale, lots of introduction by the children and Soldiers. music, plot surprises and humor Then the group made Korean dumplings waits for the audiences. The show which were cooked and served later in will be held in conjunction with the evening. Spc. Jeremy C. Mulholland, the CYS/Boys and Girls Clubs of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, America national photography 1-44 ADA, received a small prize for making exhibit. For information, call DSN the best-looking dumplings. 764-5297/5298. When asked for his impression of the kids, Mulholland replied, “They are really Spouses Can be a good kids, and their English wasn’t too bad Voice of Change at all. It was quite fun and I learned a lot.” The Daegu Sposes’ Association “I was surprised when the children is accepting nominations for the greeted us so warmly,” said Cpl. Ji Yoon- following positions: President, Pvt. Wilhite, HHB 1-44 ADA studies Hangul with Siloam Orphanage children using word cards. keun, HHB 1-44 ADA. Ji decided to First Vice President, Second Vice volunteer because he thought it would be with them. That is why we thought of this so excited by a visit from anyone. President, Secretary and Treasurer. a good experience to visit an orphanage. “I program with the American Soldiers. In After a small talent-show and a snack Nominations can be made at the was touched by their pure hearts and the fact Korean society, it is still hard to become party with candies brought by the Soldiers, Apple Tree Gift Shop. For more that they were full of smiles all the time. I’ve friends with foreigners. But today as I the two-hour long visit was concluded with information contact 010-8671-6465 or learned a lot from this experience.” watched the U.S. Soldiers, I was relieved a group photo. One activity Soldiers found memorable because they were so friendly and like Although it was a short visit some was learning Hangul from the kids. Soldiers neighbors. I hope that they will visit more children burst into tears, not wanting to say University of Maryland often so they can build a closer relationship goodbye. Yoo Sung-bong, a teacher from and KATUSA Soldiers teamed up with University College with the children and become comfortable Siloam Orphanage, said, “The children a group of children and then memorized Financing your education is a major to the level where they would consider each seemed to be very shy at first with the as many Korean words as possible in 10 commitment, but at UMUC Asia you other as family.” foreigners and unable to communicate. But minutes. The Soldiers then taught the will discover a variety of federal “It is not expensive clothes or good food now I’m relieved that they feel comfortable. children English words and the team that financial aid options which include that the children need,” said Jeon Sung-kil, We and the supporters try hard to help could memorize the most Korean and grants, loans, scholarship, and executive officer of the orphanage. “What the children achieve their visions. I hope English words won a prize. work-study programs. Contact the they really ask for is simple. Come and the U.S. Soldiers come often and make Pvt. Jean Beauge, HHB 1-44 ADA, Financial Aid office at Yokota to find become friends with us. Attention and love an impact on the children’s lives and take who managed to get six words correct in out which programs are available to is what the children really yearn for.” He part in helping the kids carry out their a one-minute speed game, said he hoped you: Term also added that he had never seen the kids dreams.” other Soldiers would participate in visiting IV (Spring session 2) begins Mar. 31 at most sites and April 14 online. For information, call your UMUC Field orphanages. “I’ll recommend it to my fellow Soldiers to get more involved with the Korean AER helps Army ‘take care of its own’ community. We didn’t know it would be this representative at DSN 768-7857 by Steven Lamontagne Spouse Education Assistance Program.” much fun. It was a very cool experience and I (Camp Henry) and 765-7728 (Camp Army Community Services Since the organization does not receive definitely want to come back next time.” Carroll). government subsidies, the Army Emergency Siloam Orphanage is located in Seongjoo- USAG DAEGU — When emergency Relief conducts an Army-wide fund drive Flower Arrangement Class Eup, which is about a one hour drive from needs arise in a Soldier’s life, whether active each spring in order to ensure adequate Chaplain Cross-Cultural Training & Waegwan. The institution has a long history duty, reserve or retired, help is available from resources to assist Soldiers in need. Family Life Center holds a flower of serving the community as a shelter an organization that has been aiding Soldiers The USAG Daegu 2008 Army Emergency arrangement class 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. for children in need. The Somangwon in need for more than 66 years. Relief Campaign will start March 17 and Mar. 19 at the Camp Walker’s Chapel Foundation was first established in 1953 and Established in 1942, Army Emergency continues through April 18. Annex. Please, bring a bag of candy opened its first childcare facility in 1971. In Relief, a private, nonprofit organization “This is a great opportunity for Soldiers to for flower decoration. Seats are limited. 1997, the name of the Foundation changed dedicated to ‘Helping the Army Take Care continue to help other Soldiers,” said USAG First come, first serve. For information, to Siloam Orphanage. of Its Own,’ has maintained a long-standing Daegu Army Emergency Relief Campaign call Ms. Yi at DSN 768-7071. Many organizations and individuals tradition of assisting Soldiers every day, in Coordinator, Virginia Crutchfield. “This support the orphanage, whether it be peace and war, to help them during times campaign provides a wonderful opportunity Daegu Website financially or in the form of periodic visits. of financial need. to publicize and to reinforce Soldiers’ Sumbit your stories or photos to the ‘People who love Siloam’ is one of those “The AER provides Soldiers with awareness of AER and its programs. USAG Daegu Public Affairs Office. Call organizations, founded by those who emergency financial assistance when they Without this publicity and reinforcement, DSN 768-7604 for more information. gathered to support Siloam Orphanage. don’t have the money to cover expenses the collective knowledge of AER within For local, up-to-date news you can “Many people have supported this that arise as emergencies,” said Steven the Army would soon disappear. Without use, visit United States Army Garrison orphanage,” said Yi Am-hee, who represented Lamontagne, financial readiness program an annual infusion of donations, AER Daegu’s website at http://ima.korea. “People who love Siloam” and also directed manager at Camp Henry’s Army Community would soon deplete reserves that are held the program. “While most sponsors just make donations, what the children really Services. “It also provides scholarships to want is for them to come and spend time Family Members of Soldiers through the - See AER Page 27 -
  • 22. MARCH 7, 2008 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 27 Forces Disciplinary Control Board ensures safe conductby Samuel G. Hudson require the board to convene immediately is if USAG Daegu Provost Marshal discipline among service members while off theUSAG Daegu Public Affairs an establishment must be placed off-limits right USAG CIDC installation but the board does address issues away, due to the negative impact it will have Safety Officer that may include unethical or illegal business CAMP HENRY — The Armed Forces if servicemembers were allowed to continue Public Affairs Officer practices by off-post establishments. SpousesDisciplinary Control Board assists the frequenting the establishment,” said Lowe. Community Relations Officer and other members of the community can helpGarrison Commander in eliminating crimes Drug use or trafficking, underage USAG Daegu Chaplain by reporting instances of illegal activity to theon and off USAG Daegu installations, and drinking and a host of other problems Consumer Affairs Officer AFDCB, whether it is knowledge of prostitutionis a set of eyes and ears for safety. or events that affect the well –being of Commander, HSC, 168th Medical Battalion and human trafficking, illegal drug use or sales, “The purpose of the board is to collect and our service members, DoD employees Environmental Health Officer unethical business practices or anything theyanalyze community-related issues or conditions and families will cause the actions against Alcohol/Drug Control Officer believe affects the well-being, morale or moralsand make recommendations to AFDCB voting establishments. Equal Opportunity Officer of our community. The voting members ofmembers regarding the elimination of crime, or Owners and managers of these off-post Director of DFMWR, USAG Daegu the AFDCB make the recommendation to theother conditions which may negatively affect establishments are given the opportunity to Law and Order Officer – Recorder Garrison Commander to place an establishmentthe discipline, health, safety, morals, welfare work with the board committee to resolve the Anyone not on the list would normally not off-limits, but the Garrison Commander hasand/or morale of U.S. forces personnel and/or identified problems which are discovered. attend these meetings. There are a few exceptions final say on whether or not the establishmenttheir families, regardless of whether the issue The AFDCB is made up of the following to this rule. If a hearing will cause huge public will be placed off-limits.exist on or off USAG Daegu installations,” personnel by position title: interest or if a benefit is anticipated, then the Minutes of all AFDRB meetings aresaid USAG Daegu, Director of Emergency CDR, USAG Daegu, Board President public may be invited, but all exceptions must maintained by the DES and are available toServices Victor M. Lowe. Army Regulation USAG Daegu Deputy Commander be approved by the Garrison Commander. the public. For information on USAG Daegu’s190-24 requires the AFDCB to convene once USAG Daegu Director of Emergency The board also serves as an outlet for AFDCB, contact Victor Lowe at DSN: 764-per quarter but can convene immediately if a Services (DES) members to have their grievances heard and 4167. To report urgent information, call thesituations requires it. “One situation that could Staff Judge Advocate resolved. The board is primarily focused on Provost Marshal Office at DSN: 764-4141. Army Emergency Relief from Page 26for contingencies.” The USAG Daegu community contributed possible, however, there are circumstances in which is expected to be repaid without The overall goal for this year’s campaign more than $52,686 to the AER pot last year, which AER cannot help individuals, including interest: a grant, when repayment wouldis to achieve 100 percent contact with all and distributed more than $99,131 to qualified paying for nonessentials, financing ordinary cause hardship to the Soldier, and theactive duty Soldiers and retirees in the recipients throughout USAG Daegu in 2007. leave or vacations, debt consolidation, bad combination of loan and grant whenUSAG Daegu community, according to “The amount USAG Daegu raises does not check or credit card repayments and the repayment of the full amount would causeLamontagne. reflect the amount of assistance the garrison can purchase of homes or vehicles. hardship to the Soldier.” “We will have AER representatives in provide,” Lamontagne said. “AER assistance is “To apply for AER assistance, Soldiers For information on making donationseach unit in the area,” Lamontagne said. available to Soldiers and their family members or their spouses, acting through a power toward the AER fund, contact your“(The representatives’) primary mission for legitimate emergency needs such as food, of attorney, need to bring their military unit AER representative or AER Fundwill be to make contact with the Soldiers rent, utilities, funeral, medical and dental identification cards, leave and earnings Raising Campaign Coordinator, Virginiaand the retirees and to solicit donations expenses, emergency transportation, vehicle statements, leave orders and other sustaining Crutchfield, at 768-7948. To apply forfrom them. The money donated in Area repair and personal needs when pay is delayed documents to their local AER officer,” Relief assistance, contact Lamontagne atIV during the campaign goes directly to or stolen.” Lamontagne said. “AER assistance can be 768-8127 or visit Camp Henry’s Armythe national AER fund.” The organization helps Soldiers whenever provided in three different forms: a loan, Community Services, in Bldg. T-1103. PAID ADVERTISING
  • 23. USAG-D • PAGE AREA IV THE MORNING CALMSoldiers transform into Warriors at Carroll Combatives classby Cpl. Jang Won-il could so I can trust him.”USAG Daegu Public Affairs “This type of class definitely brings the students together because I know them, CAMP CARROLL — Eight Camp wrestled with them, and trust them. I knowCarroll Soldiers are now certified for that if I find them on the battlefield they canArmy Combatives Level One after protect me,” said Perenishko.completing a one-week-long combatives “We’re trying to bring in more scenariosclass Feb. 29. based on the unit or the company’s The Combatives School, run by the characteristics or mission,” said Martin.498th Combat Sustainment Support Martin is the head instructor forBattalion, trains Soldiers on the basic USAG Daegu, but he has also been havingfundamentals of Army combatives. students who visit from Yongsan, Stanley,The week-long class consists of various Humphreys, and K16. According toexercises, drills and tests to build a Combatives Instructor, Staff Sgt. Billy W.Soldier’s ability to engage the enemy Hopson, 498th CSSB, the school also taughtconfidently without a weapon. the ROK Army 75th Maintenance Battalion “The main goal of this class is to turn from Daegu. “We have been encompassingregular Soldiers into warriors,” said Level different branches of the military, includingFour Master Trainer, 498th CSSB, Staff the ROK Army. To interact with them in aSgt. Stephen H. Martin. “It gives them the really physical manner was cool, and theycourage to actually close the distance when also liked it,” said Hopson.engaging the enemy and not be afraid to The students said that the class wastake a couple of punches. This training one of the best training sessions they hadinstills and fortifies the Warrior Ethos into done. They added that it is one of thethem. Throughout the course they push safest courses in the Army. “I recommendthemselves and are being pushed to the to everyone to participate in Level One,”limit and they find out what they’re really Perenishko added. “In here it’s not a game,capable of doing.” it’s real life.” Combatives School Head Instructor Staff Sgt. Stephen H. Martin (right) throws an uppercut at The course was challenging, both The school is planning to have a bigger Pvt. Michael Gallaher, 6th Ordnance Battalion. — U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Jang Won-ilphysically and mentally, for the eight facility in the next six months. AccordingSoldiers from 551st ICTC and 6th much more confident in their skills to take explained, “The class taught me about what to Martin, a Level Two class is coming upOrdnance Battalion. “I can take more out an opponent in a real-life hand-to-hand it’s like to be taken down to the ground on in March. The school plans to have Levelstress on the body, definitely more than situation. the battlefield. You realize it’s not always Two classes once or twice per quarter.what regular PT would do. With challenges “The class teaches you to calm down in a about standing up and fighting.” The one-week-long program begins everylike the Superman drill, taking on the fight,” said Pvt. Michael Gallaher, 6th Ord. As time went on, the Soldiers developed Monday, and is held throughout the weekwhole class one minute at a time, you get Bn. “Don’t be too aggressive but just calm a sense of bonding. “If I were to see any of from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information,to push your body to the limit,” said Pvt. down and apply the skills.” these guys down range,” Best said. “I would contact Staff Sgt. Stephen H. Martin atJermie Best, 551st ICTC. The students are Pvt. Alex Perenishko, 551st ICTC, know that he could fight bare-hand just as I 765-1044. PAID ADVERTISING
  • 24. PAGE 30 LEARN KOREAN Yongsan to to new field new automated automat omated pedestrian gate gate Useful Korean phrases Good morning/good afternoon/ good evening An-nyeong ha-sae-yo Have a nice day Jo-eun ha-ru bo-ne-sae-yo Pardon me/ I am sorry Joi-song hap-ni-da