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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 21, 2008 • Volume 6, Issue 22 Published for those serving in the Republic of KoreaInside Red Cloud hosts Librarians-in-training Soldier’s heroic act Early Intervention check out books at recognized in Camp screening USAG-Humphreys Carroll ceremony Page 6 Page 22 Page 25Yongsan youth stage Little Mermaid play in 6 days‘Mermaid’ playgoes swimminglyby Kenneth FidlerUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — It waspacked with saltwater zingers, the silly onesthat bring out a chuckle or a groan. “I’m a bit hard of herring.” “I’ll give you my recipe for HamburgerKelper.” “A sea of fish learning their scales.” “I used to sing at the oyster bar, but thatplace was a dive.” “If you butter him up, he’ll tell you one ofhis lobster … tales.” But it was a kids’ show, complete withtoe-tapping tunes and an upbeat script.Sixty young Yongsan actors brought LittleMermaid to life during two shows March16 under the direction of the MissoulaChildren’s Theatre. A Missoula team came to town March10 looking for budding young actors to dothe seemingly impossible -- stage a full-scalemusical in six days. The theatre troupe brings the props, sets,costumes, and make-up -- everything it takesto put on a play. Except the cast. They arepicked from community youth. (Left to right) Lexi Haddock, Elizabeth Riehle, Nikki Haddock and Katherine Bloss perform as mermaids in the Missoula Children’s Theatre pro- –See Little Mermaid, page 11– duction of “Little Mermaid” March 15 at Seoul American High School auditorium. — U.S. Army Photo By Kenneth Fidler AAFES explains Pacific pump pricing Fire from the sky Information Courtesy of AAFES Pacific providing gasoline to drivers overseas. Based on the DoE weekly reviews, Edito’r Note: Fuel costs are on the rise in AAFES gas prices may change each Saturday the United States, and it’s having a trickle at fueling locations in Germany, the effect on AAFES pump prices in Korea. Netherlands, United Kingdom, Turkey, the The Army Air Force Exchange Service has Azores, Guam, Korea, Japan and Okinawa. offered some insight into how gas pricing is Dispensing costs are reviewed and updated regulated here. annually based on the prior-year operating As a result of customer input, AAFES results. changed the pricing policy from a monthly Only OCONUS locations are limited to gas price to a weekly gas price. Gas prices weekly price changes, but pump prices at change every Saturday morning and are AAFES gas stations in CONUS can and do based on the previous week’s average price change daily. Market-based measures in all in the United States. locations ensure that all AAFES pump prices AAFES OCONUS fuel pricing policy, are a reflection of the U.S. economy. as approved by its military Board of AAFES gas pricing is market based vs. Directors, is to set prices based on the U.S. cost based. As such, “profit” (a misnomer Department of Energy’s weekly average for because historically AAFES earnings are each grade of gasoline in the continental returned to the military community in one United States plus the unique incremental way or another) vary from week to week. An Apache AH-64 launches an AGM-114 Hellfire missile at a target range here March 14. Gross profit for a gallon of gasoline is today’s costs which AAFES incurs in each overseas Fifteen Apaches from the Army’s 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade trained with live ammuni- sell price minus today’s cost. market. These incremental costs are bona tion over Chikdo Range, an island in the West Sea, during a joint “buddy laze” training with The reason for the weekly pricing is fide costs that include (where applicable) Kunsan F-16 pilots. — U.S. Air Force Photo By Senior Airman Steven R. Doty labor-related costs, depreciation and other miscellaneous expenses associated with –See Pricing, page 4–
  • 2. NEWS • PAGE 2 NEWS THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Army Emergency Relief campaign kicks off Command - Korea Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. Al Aycock Courtesy of Army News Service retired Soldiers and their Families with well over $70 million in Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson assistance. AER provided assistance for unexpected financial stress Senior Editor:Susan Silpasornprasit The annual Army Emergency Relief Campaign began March 1 including travel, housing, car repair, utilities, medical expenses, USAG-RED CLOUD and continues through May 15. funeral costs and disaster relief. Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson The theme of this year’s campaign is “Army Emergency Relief: “You’re already dealing with going to war and your only son Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson CI Officer: James F. Cunningham Strength for Soldiers and their Families.” has cancer,” said Spc. Eddie L. Sherrod, a fire-detection specialist The purpose of the Army’s annual AER Campaign is twofold, with Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 27th Artillery Regiment. USAG-YONGSAN Commander: Col. David W. Hall said retired Lt. Gen. Robert F. Foley, director of Army Emergency “AER actually paid all my medical bills, and they didn’t give me a Public Affairs Officer: David McNally Relief: “First, to create greater awareness of the Army Emergency loan and that’s one great thing about it...I think that helped us a CI Officer: Kenneth Fidler Relief benefits and programs available to Soldiers and their whole lot, mentally because I was really drained. That boosted me Staff Writer: Sgt. Jung Jae-hoon Families.” up a whole lot.” USAG-HUMPHREYS He further explained that the campaign provides an opportunity Soldiers and their Family members requiring AER assistance Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy for Soldiers to help fellow Soldiers by making a donation to Army can contact their unit chain of command or go to their installation Writer/Editor: Andre D. Butler Emergency Relief and continue the proud legacy of “helping the AER office. CI Officer: Stacy Ouellette Army take care of its own.” AER’s command referral program is a way for Soldiers’ chains of USAG-DAEGU AER was founded in 1942 for Soldiers and their Families who command to address their financial problems, and has dramatically Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier needed financial assistance during World War II. Since its founding, increased Soldiers’ access to AER assistance. It gives company and Public Affairs Officer: Ronald Inman CI Officer: Samuel G. Hudson AER has provided over $1 billion in financial assistance in no- battery commanders and first sergeants the authority to approve Staff Writer: Cpl. Na Kyung Chul interest loans or outright grants. up to $1,000 in interest-free loans for their Soldiers. Staff Writer: Cpl. Jang Won il AER assistance is available to Soldiers and their Families, “Being able to provide financial assistance to Soldiers in their This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for wherever they are located and the amount of assistance is only time of need is the right thing to do. They’re out there every day, members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily limited by a valid need. willing to deploy to areas where they might be put in harm’s way. official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Today’s AER also provides educational assistance in the form They’re leaving their Families behind. We have the resources. We’re Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. of scholarships to children and spouses of active-duty and retired ready to assist and we’re happy to provide them,” said Foley. The editorial content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of the IMCOM-Korea, Public Affairs, APO Soldiers, along with support to surviving Families of fallen Soldiers, Full details on AER’s assistance programs are available from unit AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 and grants to widows and wounded warriors. AER officers or on the web at Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way In 2007, AER provided more than 64,000 active-duty and connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial adver- tising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute IMCOM Safety Update: endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the Road trip planning checklist can keep motorists on the go 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 Planning your trip will make for a pleasant experience and Be prepared for an emergency by putting together an factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or give you peace of mind. Failure to do so could ruin your entire emergency repair kit. The kit should contain: rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising outing. from that source until the violation is corrected. The car should have a thorough safety and mechanical • Spare belts and hoses • Flares or reflective triangle inspection by a mechanic. Items to be checked include: • Spare tire and jack parts • Oil, coolant, and other Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising • Lug wrench engine fluids Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 • Steering • Lights and turn signals • Flashlight with extra • Extra windshield Fax: (02) 790-5795 E-mail: • Brakes and brake lining • Exhaust systems batteries wiper blades. Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 • Tires, including the spare, for • Alignment • Wrenches Never leave home without: Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post tread depth (smooth tires • Battery, plus posts and • Phillips and flat head • Driver’s license SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: reduce driving control and cables screwdrivers • Duplicate car keys Phone: DSN 724-TMCW (8629) • Vehicle registration Fax: DSN 724-3356 can blow out at high speeds) • Belts and hoses • Extra spark plugs and E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly • Windows should be • Coolant level spark plug wrench • Insurance cards cleaned, inside and out to • Oil • Locking pliers (medical and vehicle) ensure clear view • Brake fluid level • Extra fuses • Medical contacts and Visit us online for the driver • Transmission • Tire puncture sealer information • Windshield wipers, fluids • Electrical tape and wire • Names, addresses, and The Morning Calm • Fire extinguisher phone numbers of close • Jumper cables neighbors and relatives. Army sets way ahead for correspondence course testing Courtesy of Army News Service nonresident extension of the TRADOC program, specifically the testing phase. service schools’ curriculum and is used In mid-December of last year, the Boston The commander of the U.S. Army to prepare Soldiers for advancement in Globe published the results of a five-month Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. their military careers. Soldiers can receive investigation into alleged on-line cheating William S. Wallace, directed on Dec. 16 one promotion point for every five hours by Soldiers, asserting that “hundreds of that the command, which oversees Soldier of ACCP. The total number of points thousands of packages of completed exams training and standards, determine the depth possible for military education, which had been downloaded by soldiers over many of the problem associated with the Army includes Army schools and training, is years.” Correspondence Course Program’s on-line 200. The number of points a Soldier needs “Cheating violates our core Army Submitting to The Morning Calm Weekly testing and take action on those issues that for promotion varies with specialty and values,” said Gen. Wallace in mid-December Send Letters to the Editor, guest commen- TRADOC controls. needs of the Army. The more courses a in response to the article. Referring to taries, story submissions and other items: In July 2007, TRADOC became aware Soldier completes, the more points he or the importance the issue has on Army that a Web site ( was posting she receives toward promotion up to the institutional culture and on the advancement For all submitted items include a point of con- answers to ACCP exams. A subsequent 200-point limit. The ACCP’s final exams of junior Soldiers to the rank of sergeant and tact name and telephone number. All items are Army investigation determined a Soldier had represent evaluations of a Soldiers’ ability beyond, Wallace added, “The backbone of subject to editing for content and to insure they developed a Web site and posted ACCP exams to comprehend course material. our Army is our noncommissioned officer conform with DoD guidelines. and answers that could be downloaded by With the advancement of the Internet corps. Each and every one of them must live IMCOM-K Public Affairs anyone that visited the site. The Soldier has and communications and information- the Army values and be leaders of character. and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located since been discharged from the Army. sharing technology, both military and The institution depends on them.” in Bldg. 1416, Yongsan Garrison Main Post. For many years Army correspondence civilian on-line testing became vulnerable After the Boston Globe article appeared, For information, call 724-3365. courses have been a part of the enlisted to countermeasures that had once been promotion process. The program is a formal used to maintain the integrity of the – See Testing, page 4 –
  • 3. MARCH 21, 2008 NEWS NEWS • PAGE 3 MP Blotter The following entries were excerpted from the military police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or inno- cence. AREA II: Shoplifting; Subject #1 was ob- served by Witness #1, via CCTV, removing one eye shadow and one nail polish, then proceed to the dressing room, where she con- cealed the items on her person at the Main Post Exchange. Subject #1 then exited the PX without rendering payment for the items. Witness #1 detained Subject #1 and escorted her to the security office, where she surren- dered the merchandise. Upon the arrival of MP, Subject #1 was apprehended, searched and transported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO where she was advised of her legal rights, which she waived, refusing to render a writ- ten sworn statement. Subject #1 was further processed and released to her unit. The mer- chandise was returned to AAFES. Estimated cost of the items is unknown. This is a final report. AREA II: Larceny of Government Property; Larceny of Private Property; Person(s) un- known, by mean(s) unknown, removed Victim #1’s ID card, IPOD and wallet which were un- secured and unattended in his vehicle, while it was legally parked in the DHL, parking lot. A search of the area by Victim #1 for subject(s) and/or witness(es) met with negative result. Victim #1 rendered a written sworn statement attesting to the incident. ECOL is unknown. This is a final report. Daecheon Beach is the sight of the annual BOSS Beach Blast. This year’s event is scheduled for June 6-8. — U.S. Army Photo File Photo AREA III: Drunk and Disorderly; Underage Drinking; Curfew Violation; Failure to Obey SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Current events and activities Order or Regulation (2ID BAC Policy Letter #8); At 0025 Hrs, 07 MAR 08, Subject #1 was observed by Complainant #1 in a bar after curfew. Complainant #1 attempted to Drink & Rice Cake Fest (Apr. 19) Daecheon Beach advise Subject #1 that the bar was closing, at The ‘Korean Traditional Drink & Rice Cake Festival 2008 in Daecheon Beach is located on Korea’s west coast in which time Subject #1 became disorderly and Gyeongju’ begins March 19. The festival theme celebrates the Chungcheongnam-do Province. This spot is a popular tourist broke a beer bottle outside the establishment. traditional drinks and rice cakes of the Eight Provinces of Korea. destination offering well-maintained facilities. Annual festivals MPs met with Complainant #1 at which time The event lasts for six days and will be held at Hwangseong such as the BOSS Beach Blast and the Boryeong Mud Fest are Complainant #1 gave a description of Sub- Park in Gyeongju. This year will be the 11th annual festival, ject #1, MPs conducted a search of the area held here. During peak beach weather, banana boat rides and introducing the traditional rice cakes and food of Silla, along and found Subject #1. Subject #1 was argu- cruises give visitors a chance to set sail. One cruise gives tourists a with an exhibit showing the traditional table settings of Silla. ing with two taxi drivers. MPs approached glimpse at the white stones that line the ocean floor. Most people Other events portraying the distinct characteristics of Gyeongju Subject #1 and detected a strong odor of come to this beach to cover their bodies in the thick, vitamin- will include trying on of clothing from the Silla period, natural an alcoholic beverage emitting from Subject rich mud—the theme of the annual Boryeong Mud Festival. #1’s person. Subject #1 was searched, ap- dyeing and making traditional drinks and rice cakes. Following This ultimate body-pack experience is known to improve the prehended and escorted to the USAG-Hum- the theme of the festival, rice cake specialists from all over Korea look and feel of skin. A spa near the beach offers mud-centric phreys PMO where he was administered a will prepare dishes for visitors to enjoy. Sale booths where visitors treatments and wellness products. For more information, visit PBT with a result of 0.157% BAC. Subject may buy the rice cakes, along with the ‘3rd Korean Original Rice #1 was not advised of his legal rights due to Cake Creation Competition’ will be available. Also, the ‘2008 his suspected level of intoxication. Subject Miss Gyeongbuk (beauty contest)’ will be a part of the festivities #1 was released to his unit and advised to Ceramics Village (Icheon) and tourists will be able to discover the cultures of Silla through return to the USAG-Humphreys PMO at 1200 Icheon Ceramics Village produces traditional, high-quality a night event called ‘A Historical Journal Under the Stars’. For Hrs, 07 MAR 08, for further processing. At Korean ceramics. The village became the center of traditional more information on these events, visit 1200 Hrs, 07 MAR 08, Subject #1 returned pottery during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) due to the easily to the USAG-Humphreys PMO where he was obtainable materials in the area. Icheon Ceramics Village was also advised of his legal rights, which he waived, Snow Crab Fest (March 28–30) the center of Joseon Baekja ceramics. Presently, about 80 pottery rendering a written sworn statement admitting Located at Hupo Port, the Uljin Dae Ge Festival is famous for factories are congregated at the village, and about 300 pottery to the offenses. This is a final report. the Uljin crab, also known as “Dae Ge” in Korea. It is called kilns are in use. Visitors can observe the pottery production “bamboo crab” because its legs look like bamboo. The festival process and purchase pottery on site. It is worthwhile to see the AREA IV: Larceny of Private Property; Person(s) unknown, by means unknown, offers a combination of delicious food and a beautiful seascape. crafts these potters make; they are known as Living Cultural removed Victim #1’s duffel bag, pillow and During the festival, fresh crabs are sold at moderate prices. Treasures of Korea and are considered the highest quality linen which were unsecured and unattended The snow crab is the highlight of the event. Competitions, handicrafts. Not only are the traditional Cheongja, Baekja, in a room. A search of the area for subject(s) crab-tasting events and crab exhibitions, which display more and Buncheong pottery produced here, but you can also view and/or witness(es) met with negative results. detailed information about Uljin snow crabs give visitors insight modern design pottery. The Haegang Ceramics Art Center is the Victim #1 rendered a written sworn statement into the origins of the celebration. In addition, small boat races only ceramics Art Center in Korea where you can learn about attesting to the incident. ECOL is unknown. and a yacht parade are scheduled. The Uljin Dae Ge Festival ceramics. One of the must-see events at Icheon Ceramics Village This is a final report. will attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records is the internationally famous “Icheon Ceramics Festival” held with a huge Gimbab (Korean-style sushi) stuffed with crab on annually. Displayed pottery as well as pottery classes, traditional AREA IV: Larceny of Government Property; Person(s) unknown, by means unknown, the second day. Gimbab is given to participants and visitors kiln handling, pottery character show and even parades are held. removed Victim #1’s Army Combat Helmet for free. For more information, visit or For more information, visit which was unsecured and unattended in the Motor Pool. A search of the area for subject(s) and/or witness(es) met with negative results. Victim #1 rendered a written sworn statement attesting to the incident. ECOL is unknown. Source:,,,, — No endorsement implied.
  • 4. NEWS • PAGE 4 NEWS THE MORNING CALM Pricing from page 1 PAID ADVERTISINGbeneficial to customers is because they the pricing plan set in place by the boardcan be assured that gas prices at AAFES of directors.stations are going to be very close in price The benefit of this policy for militaryworldwide, and they will change weekly, drivers serving overseas is that AAFESreflecting the US market. customers are buffered against exorbitant gas AAFES is dedicated to providing quality prices found off post in their host country.goods and services at a reasonable price, AAFES stands behind this policy as beingwhich includes gasoline. AAFES will the most equitable way to offer gasoline andcontinue to provide the highest quality diesel to their customers worldwide feel themotor fuels to our customers and follow pinch of higher fuel costs. Testing from page 2Wallace directed a top-down review of with the best practices in the commercialACCP policies and practices and committed sector and meet or exceed American Councilnearly $6 million to overhaul the ACCP, on Education standards.hiring experts and integrating new software. Additionally, as part of ongoing effortsAs part of the top-down review, a 12-person to transform the military education systempanel was formed to find solutions to the to better suit the career advancement ofcheating problem. today’s Soldier, the Army is revising all of its In the overhaul of the testing environment, on-line course procedures to meet Americanproctored exams were considered but Council on Education guidelines for thequickly rejected by the review team as it award of college credit.would have put additional stress on Soldiers TRADOC continues to review thewho are already time-stressed, and would conduct of its online courses, officialshave unfairly disenfranchised Reserve and said. They added that by enacting theNational Guard Soldiers who would have recommendations of the 12-person panel,had to travel to proctoring centers on their the Army strives to ensure that the pointsown time and sometimes at their own Soldiers gain for promotion throughexpense. correspondence courses are earned honestly Course testing will remain as open-book and with integrity. For more details onexams, and the tests will still be in a multiple- correspondance course testing or to viewchoice format, but Soldiers will begin to the full article, visit the Army’s website atnotice significant changes in May and June. changes will align the Army’s ACCP Community Relations Signal Corps Regimental Association offers scholarship officers recognized with Army-level award The Signal Corps Regimental Association is offering scholarships to any eligible Congratulations to Yu, Pom Tong and DOD High School senior on the peninsula An, Chang Sin, who were both selected PAID ADVERTISING who plans to further their education in as winners of this year’s Department of Information Technology. the Army Community Relations Awards program. The application must be submitted no Yu, USAG-Humphreys, took first place later than May 1. in the Individual Achievement Category and An, USAG-Yongsan, was the third place For more information, contact winner in the same category. Rick Chmura at 723-4943 or send This year’s award competition recognized an e-mail to: the best of the Army’s worldwide public outreach initiatives during 2007. Viewers may experience periodic cable outages Subscribers to MWR CATV (Cable TV) will experience periodic outages of services during March ranging from 3-15 minutes in duration on select channels throughout the day. These outages are caused by a semi-annual alignment of the sun directly behind the satellite in relation to the earth station and affect all satellite-based communications. At no time should subscribers experience a total loss of all MWR CATV services. For more information please call DSN 738-CATV (2288).
  • 5. MARCH 21, 2008 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 5 Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson (left), USAG-RC garrison commander, addresses the Korean Special Tourists Association in Bosandong’s popular Mustang Club as Kil, Kwang Chun (right), com-munity relations officer translates March 10.—U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham.USAG-RC and Bosandong discuss future cooperationBy Jim Cunningham our installations,” Myers said. “Fostering Red Cloud and the corporate body of the disciplinary actions, unfair commercialUSAG-RC Public Affairs a positive social engagement between the KSTA. The rules underscore our relationship or consumer practices, unsanitary and United States and Korean communities is and define appropriate Soldier behavior other adverse conditions in establishments BOSANDONG—The USAG-Red important.” and standards of good business practices by frequented by armed forces personnel,Cloud command group and the businessmen Discussing the boundaries of good KSTA member clubs. These rules do not overcrowding or lack of control over buildingof Bosandong, a business village outside commerce practices and reaching mutual bind commercial Korean establishments; occupancy, or other undesirable conditionsUSAG-Casey’s front gate, came together understanding and compliance to however, noncompliance by clubs could that may adversely affect members of theMarch 10 to discuss future cooperation prostitution and human trafficking is the result in being placed off limits to American military or their serving and entertaining Soldiers in the main goal of the meeting, Myers said. customers. “Commanders may temporarily declareUSAG-Casey enclave. “Things happening outside the gates “In the future, we would love for the establishments or areas off limits to military Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG- at USAG-Casey the KSTA controls,” KSTA to participate with USAG-RC and personnel subject to their jurisdiction whenRC garrison commander, Lt. Col. Donald Myers said. “How we interact and what USAG-Casey in finding ideas and ways to emergency conditions exist, which areMeisler, USAG-Casey garrison commander, our Soldiers do downtown we play in that provide positive entertainment ideas for extremely harmful to military personnel,”and Raymond Myers, deputy director of action as well.” Soldiers,” Myers said. Myers said. “When it is reported a serviceemergency services came together in a United States Forces Korea has a zero The Armed Forces Disciplinary Control member or their dependent, a Departmentmeeting with the businessmen of the Korean tolerance for prostitution and human Board meets quarterly to discuss matters of Defense civilian or contractor hasSpecial Tourist Association to discuss the trafficking, Myers said, “we are working that may adversely affect the health, safety, contracted any type of sexually transmittedconcepts of a new direction in cooperation very hard to educate our Soldiers about this morals, welfare, or discipline of military disease from a resident or employee of atitled “Good neighbors working together program, and the fact if they participate in personnel. Off-limits restrictions will particular location or business establishment,today to sow the seeds of tomorrow’s prostitution and human trafficking they will be invoked when there is substantive a commander can place them temporarily offcontinued prosperity.” have to pay the consequences.” information indicating an establishment limits. All temporary off-limits actions are “The purpose of our meeting is to further Being aware of prostitution and human or area frequented by military personnel reviewed by the AFDCB.”our goals of being good neighbors while trafficking is only the beginning; learning presents conditions adversely affects the “The way ahead, in my opinion,”we are living and working in the Republic to identify and to whom one must report health, safety, morals, welfare, or discipline Myers said, “is working with the KSTA,of Korea,” Jackson said. “We are getting the activity is most important. USAG-RC of such personnel. empowering them by having Soldierstogether today to talk about some important and USAG-Casey will enforce initiatives to “The AFDCB receives reports and takes interact with the club owners and exchangeissues, and to make sure we are clear about reduce prostitution and human trafficking appropriate action to any of the following:” ideas that will attract people to their clubs.prostitution and human trafficking. Soldiers and keep a zero tolerance, Myers said. Meyers said, “crime and misconduct We need to have face-to-face interaction toknow there are certain rules and regulations “At the Warrior Readiness Center as (disorders and lack of discipline), prostitution find the best ways for Soldiers and citizensthey must adhere to. Prostitution in any well as several times a year every Soldier and human trafficking, sexually transmitted to come to the clubs and enjoy themselvesform is against the law and against Army and civilian is trained on prostitution and disease, liquor violations, racial and other and unwind. Maybe interaction will set bothregulations.” human trafficking prevention,” Myers said. discriminatory practices, and alcohol and the club owners and the Soldiers to thinking The KSTA plays a big part in the Good “The way we enforce reduction is to have drug abuse such as use, possession, or of ways to bring positive success to the clubsNeighbor Program in USAG-Red Cloud, a constant presence out in the community distribution of narcotics, marijuana, and and provide Soldiers positive ways to enjoyJackson said. The partnership USAG-RC through the courtesy patrol program and dangerous drugs.” Korea and its great culture.”and the KSTA have plays a big part in through command presence with the The list went on to mention drug abuse “What we did today is re-engage theproviding entertainment for Soldiers to go leadership at the battalion, division and paraphernalia, criminal or illegal activities community leaders and identify the workoff post and relax. garrison levels.” involving cults or hate groups, illicit we have to do,” Myers said, “We are here to “The USAG-Red Cloud and Casey The purposes of good commerce practices gambling, areas susceptible to terrorist help them move in the right direction.”missions include community service outside are to establish standards between USAG- activity, impact of safety as related to
  • 6. USAG-RC • PAGE AREA I THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Camp Stanley Theater Closed for Repairs The Camp Stanley Theater will be closed for repairs March 24-April 4. The Commu- nity Activity Center will be showing movies in the evening while the theater is under re- pair. For more information call: 732-5785. CAE Positions Available WIC Overseas Program has positions available. Nutritionists, Dietitians, and Nurses. Experience in prenatal, maternal or infant nutrition required. Registered Di- etitian preferred. For more information call: (210) 341-3336. AAFES Taxi Fare Within USAG-Casey AAFES taxi renewal taxi fare within USAG- Casey only was approved for a $4 cap ef- fective March 31. For more information call: 732-6263/6307 Letitia Parks (right), Educational and Developmental Intervention Services, screens a child during EDIS’ Early Intervention program at USAG- Family Readiness Center RC’s Pear Blossom Cottage March 11.—U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alun Thomas. Child development gauged at Pear Blossom Cottage Grand Opening The DSTB 2nd Infantry Division will hold its Family Readiness Center Grand Open- ing today from 4-5 p.m. at building T-243. All Soldiers and Family members are wel- By Spc. Alun Thomas Schaefer said. “We can then gauge the child’s what they say,” Schaefer said. “If the child come. USAG-RC Public Affairs development, and see if they are developing doesn’t have a successful vocabulary and can National Child Abuse Prevention appropriately.” only put three or four words together; there Awareness Event USAG-RED CLOUD – Educational Letitia Parks, EDIS family therapist, may be a problem.” 2nd Infantry Division and USAG-RC Army and Developmental Intervention Services said the first step in the screening process is Children are sometimes born with a Community Service Family Advocacy held an Early Intervention screening for getting information from the parents about biological defect, such as Downs Syndrome, Program will host the 2008 National Child birth to 3 year olds at the Pear Blossom their child. which may prevent them from developing Abuse Prevention Awareness Event from Cottage, March 11, as part of a program “If the child is a newborn I will ask the normally, Schaefer said. noon to 3 p.m. April 16. For more informa- to judge the progress of children at an early parent what concerns they have, whether it “The cause is often unknown as to why tion call: 730-3002. age. be feeding or sleeping,” Parks said “Until some children do not develop at the rate of Therapists held individual meetings with four months of age the child is still too others,” Schaefer said. “A lot of times we Summer Hires at USAG-RC All applications for summer hires at USAG- the children and their parents to find if their young to be screened individually so we deal with the symptoms, and we provide RC must be received by 5 p.m. on or before child is developing properly for their age need their parents input.” treatment according to the symptoms even April 19. Positions, series and grades are through various habits: eating, sleeping, Following the questions, answers are when we do not know the cause.” General Helper, WB-3501-00. Positions in- talking and playing. compared to a chart which displays a graph “If you have a child who is in the same clude clerical and labor. For more informa- Jeannette Schaefer, EDIS speech therapist, showing the ideal curve for children in the house with others and there is no interaction, tion call: 732-6090. said the program was concentrating on birth to 3 age category. it will depress their social and communication children who are part of the USAG-RC Schaefer said the program’s strength skills, and might impair their cognitive skills. 2ID Family Readiness Support community for their visit, adding the EDIS depends on what areas the child’s parents If the child is in a bouncy chair for five Assistants Contacts is based at USAG-Yongsan. are concerned with, whether it is cognitive, hours a day; they are not getting their motor A Family Readiness Support Assistant is assigned for each battalion in the 2nd In- “Today we are going to go through personal, social or communicative skills. exercise, crawling around, discovering, and fantry Division. If you have any questions, separate areas such as, communication, “A three year old, for example, should exploring. If they are developing motor skills; concerns, or comments, please feel free to perception, personal and social skills,” be intelligible in at least 70 to 75 percent of they are increasing their awareness.” ‘Pepper’ Jackson briefs new Yangju police chief call your unit’s FRSA. 2ID G1/AG, USAG-RC building 631 DSN: 732-8714. Off post: 031-870-8714. DSTB, 2ID, USAG-RC DSN: 732-7287, off post: 031-870-7287. 1st HBT Bde. 2ID Camp Hovey bldg. 3408, DSN: 730-5607, off post: 031-869-3570. 302nd BSB, 2ID USAG-Casey, bldg 714, DSN: 730-3570, off post: 031-869-3570. West Casey Chap. bldg. 2346, DSN: 730- 3479. 210 Fires Bde, 2ID USAG-Casey bldg 0536 DSN:730-2151, off post: 031-869-2151. 70th BSB 2ID Camp Castle bldg S-2906 DSN: 730-3907, off post 031-869-3907. 2nd CAB 2ID USAG-Humphrey, bldg.544, DSN: 753-8078, off post: 031-690-8078. Collateral Duty Positions Available in Support of EEO For collateral duty positions made avail- able to DA civilians who are interested in supporting the EEO mission please call: 732-6277. Shincheon River Banks Clean Up The city of Dongducheon plans the 2008 Spring Shincheon River Banks Clean-up April 15 with volunteers of Dongducheon residents, ROK army and U.S. Soldiers. Senior Superintendent Choi, Won-il, Korean National Police (center) presents Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson a Chinese cursive calligraphy he hand For more information call: 730-6630. painted in appreciation for his visit and briefing on USAG-Red Cloud and USAG-Casey. Kil Kwang Chun, community relations officer, translated the briefing March 18 at the Yangju Police Station.—US Army photo by Margaret Banish-Donaldson.
  • 7. MARCH 21, 2008 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 7 Soldiers celebrate Women’s History Month By Spc. Alun Thomas to inspire a new generation to go on to great the role of women really gained attention USAG-RC Public Affairs things in the military. during the Gulf War crisis of the early “We should never forget the courageous 1990’s, when more than 40,000 female USAG- RED CLOUD – The 2nd actions of those women and use them as Soldiers deployed in the conflict, with 17 Infantry Division and USAG-RC celebrated guidance for living bravely whatever their giving their lives. Women’s History Month in a program at endeavors,” Highsmith said. “Women have taken on roles men the USAG-RC Theater March 13, with and Lowe said women in today’s Army thought they could never handle. I want the theme ‘Women’s Art: Women’s Vision’ should never be told they cannot go on to to instill and supply in you inspiration as the event’s focus. achieve anything. and strength,” McCullum said. Never The guest speaker at the program was “We are here celebrating all the doubt yourself, your capabilities or goals. Maj. Kimeisha McCullum, 2ID public contributions women have made to the We have been empowered by extraordinary affairs officer. Other events included poems military over the years,” Lowe said. “We women of the past and present to be better from Sgt. Maj. Calvin Coler and Maj. are not here because the 1st. Sgt. said we and accomplish more. Let us not let them Roxanne Austin, Biometrics Management had to be here or because it is a date on a down. Be proud of your accomplishments Office, Headquarters and Headquarters calendar. When a young 1st Lt. comes up and what you have and will do for our Company and a speech by Chief Warrant to me and says this is what I want to do, I future.” Officer Angela Lowe, HHC, 2nd Combat say, this is what you can do.” Lt. Col. Wanda Chatman, 2 ID EO, Aviation Brigade. In her speech, McCullum said the event presented McCullum with an honorary “Today we honor the contributions was an exceptional opportunity to honor award at the conclusion of the program on of women to our military and those who the women of 2ID who help maintain the behalf of Maj. Gen. John Morgan III, 2ID continue to make military history”, said 2nd division on a daily basis. commanding general. Lt. Annie Wheeler, 2ID medical operations “These hard working women’s roles have “We would like to thank McCullumSgt. 1st Class. Rhonda Lawson, 2ID Public officer and mistress of ceremonies for the changed a lot over the years,” McCullum for taking time out of her busy scheduleAffairs, poses with a copy of The Indianhead program. said “We celebrate all the gains women have and coming to be our guest speaker today,”during a tribute to the roles of women in the During the invocation, Chaplain (Maj.) made in todays military and the positive Chatman said. “McCullum is a battleArmy, as part the Women’s History Month Carol Highsmith, USAG-RC chaplain, changes.” buddy of mine as many of you know, andProgram at USAG-RC Theater March 13.— said the women of today’s Army must McCullum read about significant strides on our behalf this award is a token of ourU.S. Army photo by Spc. Alun Thomas. follow in the footsteps as those before them, made by women in Army history and said appreciation.” Warriors compete in invitational taekwondo tournament By Spc. Alun Thomas have anyone in my weight class.” USAG-RC Public Affairs Winner of the blue belt and below category was Sgt. Michael Poindexter, CAMP STANLEY— Martial arts were Headquarters and Headquarters Company, on display at the Camp Stanley Fitness 302D Brigade Support Battalion, who Center March 15, as the 2008 Warrior defeated Pvt. Yu Wang, 302D BSB. Invitational Taekwondo Tournament In the red and brown belt middleweight took place with 10 USAG-RC Soldiers final Sgt. 1st Class James Mathis, Bravo competing to see who was among the areas Company, 1/72D Armored, defeated Staff best at the sport. Sgt. James Heilman, Joint Security Area. There were four bouts during the Spc. Robert Munoz, 19th Army Group tournament, all of them middleweight Company, who lost his first round match, competitions, with all matches three rounds, said this was his second competitive with each round lasting 1 minute and 30 Taekwondo bout. seconds. “It is a lot different when you actually get Due to a lack of participants, the out there because everything is happening lightweight, super heavyweight, black belt so quickly,” Munoz said. “When you are middleweight and women’s middleweight watching it on television, it is easy to say competitions went uncontested. ‘why didn’t he punch him then’, but once Kim Pok Man, USAG-RC sports you are in that situation you realize it is not specialist, said the tournament was a one that simple.” day competition held simply for Soldiers Munoz said he hopes to continue to participate in Taekwondo. competing in future tournaments and will “Unfortunately we only have enough for continue training hard to improve. four fights today, with nine males and one “I got worked out there today, but I felt female, so today’s program will be short,” I did OK,’ Munoz said. “I tried to work out Kim said. the fight in my head before it started, but to One of those left without an opponent was be out there and with the speed the fight is Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Sanchez, transportation moving, the openings are not really there.” motor pool noncommissioned officer in Also winning their weight classes by charge USAG-Casey, who was scheduled to default were women’s middleweight, Spc. fight in the super heavyweight division, but Jessica David, 302D, BSB, and lightweight, was awarded the title by default. Pvt. Evaristo Garcia, C Troop 47/th Cavalry; “I don’t have a background in Taekwondo, and black belt middleweight Spc. Scott but I’ve been doing it for a month and a Nicewonger, B Co, 1st Brigade Special half now and took it up for something to Troops Battalion.Sgt. Michael Poindexter (right) attempts a flying kick on his way to victory against Pvt. Yu Wang do while I am in Korea,’ Sanchez said. “I The next Taekwondo tournament will(left) at the 2008 Warrior Invitational Taekwondo Tournament at Camp Stanley Fitness Center have been happy with my progress and my take place at USAG-Casey, Hanson FieldMarch 15.—U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Alun Thomas. intention was to fight today but they do not House May 24.
  • 8. MARCH 21, 2008 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 9 Personnel officials Yellow Sand moves over Korea announce summer 18th MEDCOM official explains health alert system hire program By Sgt. Kim Sang-wook by David McNally USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Springtime YONGSAN GARRISON — The in Korea brings the unwelcome “yellow Civilian Personnel Advisory Center dust,” also known as hwangsa, which is now accepting applications for the originates from deserts in China and 2008 Youth Summer Hire Program. Mongolia. “The Summer Hire Program The higher the concentration of dust in provides eligible Family Members the air, the higher the risk to one’s health, residing in U.S. Army Garrison- especially for young children, people over Yongsan with a first-hand look at 65 years old, and those with heart and federal employment,” said Kenneth respiratory conditions. Stark, Area II CPAC chief. “The But the risks from this seasonal threat program also provides commanders can be avoided by taking precautionary and managers with additional measures, said Lt. Col. Eric Lund, 18th resources during the during the peak Medical Command preventive medicine vacation and permanent change of consultant. station period.” “Each season we have seasonal threats, Stark said the program will feature but during spring, hwangsa is the main Yellow Sand levels are updated at every three sessions. concern,” Lund said. “It usually comes hour. The site can be accessed from Yongsan’s Web site at “As in previous years, we will again up early March to late May, but on some have one for college students and two occasions, it occurs in winter also.” more damage when exposed to high dirt However, for all ages, more consumption for high school students,” he said. According to Korean Meteorological levels,” Lund said. of liquid is recommended during the season, The college session runs May 12- Administration reports, high-speed surface The KMA and the U.S. Environmental he said. Sept. 26. The high school sessions are winds and intense dust storms create clouds Protection Agency recommend the best way “We have to keep drinking water to keep June 23-July 18 and July 21-Aug. 15. of dirt. Winds push the clouds eastward to decrease the health danger is to minimize our mucus and tears flowing to reduce the High school students may only work over China, Korea and Japan. duration and depth exposure. amount of dust in our eyes and throat,” during one session. The threat has become worse over the “For instance, let’s say you are doing a Lund said. “It is preferred to wear glasses Applications are available at years because of an increase in industrial three-mile run in Orange Level, advisory than wear contact lenses as a daily routine, Seoul American High School, Army pollutants contained in the dust. dust level,” Lund explained. “The better way and wash fruits and vegetables before you Community Service Employment “Persons with heart disease, diabetes, in the dust is to rather walk the distance or eat them.” Wearing well-fit masks can Readiness, the Area II CPAC in Bldg. lung disease, children under fifth and sixth run a one-mile to decrease both duration help. 4314 on South Post, and on the Area grade and those over 65 can (experience) and depth.” “Hwangsa causes short-term damage to II CPAC web site. people,” Lund said. “People think that they The final day to turn in applications can cure it on their own, but they must is April 25. Applications must be To reduce the potentially hazardous effects of yellow dust: come to the hospital for an unexpected submitted in person to the Area II • Avoid outdoor activities, especially • Use air filters to keep air clear &and illness.” CPAC. for elderly persons 65 years and older, a humidifier to increase indoor humidity The Medical Command collaborates Student hires typically work eight- young children fifth grade and younger, level. with the schools, Child and Youth Services hour days Monday through Friday. persons with asthma or other airway • Wash dust-exposed fruits & and other community groups to alert them Students may be required to work diseases, and persons with heart disease vegetables before eating them. of yellow dust hazards. MEDCOM has also weekends, but the total number of or diabetes. • Wash hands carefully before handling arranged a call-up roster to notify leadership hours can’t exceed eight per day or • Keep windows and doors closed. and preparing food. • Remove contact lens and wear • Don’t smoke inside the house and other key people about level increases. 40 per week. “It is like a push-and-pull system,” Lund glasses. • Don’t burn candles, wood-burning If you have any questions about said. “People can go the Web site or other • Brush your teeth and wash your stoves or fireplaces. this year’s summer hire program, hands, face and eyes with warm water • After the dust storm has cleared, sites and get updated information, or we contact Stark at 738-3655. The Web upon returning indoors. air out our room or house, and carefully can call to group of seniors to be aware of site address is http://cpoc-www.korea. • Drink plenty of water to keep your wash dust-exposed objects before using upcoming hwangsa.” tears flowing well. them. AFN-Korea radio and television will carry advisories when dust levels increase. Korean teachers visit Garrison USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs Foreign Language Training Center at the Incheon Educational Training Institute. The YONGSAN GARRISON — The garrison program better equips them to deal with hosted 30 Korean elementary school teachers English in their classrooms. March 14 for an orientation to the post and “This was a nice opportunity to see what its facilities. your culture is like,” said Oh Eun-ee of Sungji As part of the U.S. Forces Korea Good Elementary School. “I was surprised because Neighbor Program, the visit gave the teachers (the post) is so big. It’s so different from Korea, an opportunity to learn how the U.S. military and most things seem very convenient. It was lives, works and plays within its gates at absolutely a positive experience for me.” Yongsan. The teachers were treated to lunch at “This event was to promote friendship Commiskey’s, received a windshield tour of between the Korean community and the the garrison, toured the Yongsan Library, and U.S. military,” said An Chang-sin, U.S. Army watched a video presentation on the U.S.- Garrison-Yongsan community relations Republic of Korea alliance and the Yongsan officer. “By inviting the people who teach Relocation Plan. young students, we can strengthen the Yongsan hosts these tours three or four relationship between two countries for the times a year, An said. In October, 55 teachersKorean elementary school teachers tour the children’s book section of the Yongsan Library during their future.” with the Incheon program toured the garrisonMarch 14 tour of the garrison as part of the U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor Program. — U.S. Army The teachers are enrolled in a six-month and Department of Defense DependentPhoto By Kwon Hyok-pae intensive English program with the Incheon Schools.
  • 9. USAG-Y • PAGE 10 AREA II THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Community commemorates Women’s History E-8 Promotion Board Insight by Cpl. Im Jin-min Brig. Gen. Al Aycock, Commander of In- USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs stallation Management Command Korea, will present a senior NCO professional de- velopment session 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday YONGSAN GARRISON — U.S. at the Multipurpose Training Facility. Gen- Army Garrison-Yongsan paid tribute eral Aycock, who served as president of a to women of the past and present at recent Master Sergeant selection board, the National Women’s History Month will provide insight on the promotion board commemoration at the Multipurpose process. Training Facility March 14. The theme for Women’s Histor y Yongsan Schools to Conduct Exercise Month was “Women’s art: Their Vision- Seoul American High, Middle and Elemen- tary Schools will conduct a mass evacua- Creative Expressions Within the Military tion exercise during the school day Mon- Community.” day. Community members should expect Sgt. 1st Class Lara Stanley, the traffic delays along 8th Army Drive be- event’s master of ceremonies, told the tween 1st Corps Boulevard near the Main audience, “This year’s theme provides Exchange and X Corps Boulevard near the special opportunity to discover and fire station and down to Williams Avenue celebrate women’s visual arts in a variety (Left to right) Sgt. Maj Nichelle Fails, Master Sgt. Dawn Martens-McKinley, Sgt. 1st Class Angela Castro toward the hospital. Drivers should be alert of forms and mediums to help extend our and Lt. Col. Toni Jackman act out a poem titled “Phenomenal Women” at the March 14 Women’s History and watch for pedestrian traffic. Month commemoration event. -- U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Im Jin-min perceptions of ourselves and each other.” More than 100 people turned out to “Women’s history month is a time set we should also remember the legacy of USO Tours • The USO offers a trip to Seorak Moun- honor civilian and military women and aside to remember our women for their American military women who served to tain March 29-30. The cost is $165 for their roles in society. Event organizers acted perseverance, dedication and passion change the face of America forever.” military and $190 for civilians. The fare out characters to the poem “Phenomenal towards society,” Fox said. Sgt. Maj. Nichelle Fails, of the 18th includes round-trip bus transportation, one Women,” showing the pride and courage of She presented a rich history of American MEDCOM, said it was “incredible” night accommodation at Mount Seorak women today. An interactive multimedia women who pioneered and suffered “to how Fox portrayed women’s history Tourist Hotel, one breakfast and admis- slide show presented famous women serve as an inspiration to us today.” creatively. sion fees with tour guide. All other meals throughout American history. “There was a once a time when women “Women come from a lineage of are not included. were considered like property to their suffrage movement in which they broke The guest speaker was Col. Leana Fox, • A pottery shopping tour in Ichon and to deputy commander for nursing for the husbands and did not have the right down barriers with their actions, words the Yongin Traditional Furniture Outlet 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 29. The cost is U.S. Army Medical Department Activity- to own property or wages, much less and strength,” Fails said. “I couldn’t be a $22 for military and $25 for civilians. Korea and 18th MEDCOM. vote,” she said. “As we celebrate this day, sergeant major today without them.” USAG-Yongsan units earns CFC awards • A tour of Insadong and Seoul is 3:40-9 p.m. Monday. The cost is $42 for military and $45 for civilian. Dinner is included. For information on any tour program, call 724-7003. Community members “The campaign was very successful,” said Director Constance Baker. “Despite the the best campaign this year and for each team member truly showing the spirit of helping Wii Warrior Challenge donate $400K to reduction of the number contributors, the out others,” said Steve Carpenter, director of contributions actually went up. I thank you USAG-Yongsan Human Resources. The Moyer Community Activities Center hosts a Wii Warrior Challenge starting annual fund drive for your efforts for a successful year.” The CFC is the only authorized Tuesday and ending April 4. The video USAG-Yongsan then held a garrison- solicitation of federal employees in their game tournament is open to all ID card by Cpl. Im Jin-min level CFC awards ceremony that afternoon workplaces on behalf of approved charitable holders over 18 years. The top four win- USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs to celebrate the successful year and to organizations. ners of each challenge will advance to the recognize Yongsan organizations for their The CFC began in the early 1960s to finals 6 p.m. April 4. Tournament schedule: contributions. coordinate the fundraising efforts of various YONGSAN GARRISON — U.S Army bowling, 6 p.m. March 25; golf, 6 p.m. Garrison-Yongsan received a Bronze Award Hall thanked representatives from 15 charitable organizations so that the federal March 26; baseball, 6 p.m. March 27; box- ing, 6 p.m. April 1; and tennis, 6 p.m. April and a Special Merit Award at the 2007 Yongsan units with plaques of gold, silver donors would only be solicited once in the 3. The first-place prize is a Wii Console Korea-wide Combined Federal Campaign- and bronze. workplace and have the opportunity to make package. Additional prizes will be awarded Overseas Campaign awards ceremony “Our company received a Silver Award charitable contributions through payroll for second and third place. For information, March 11. and we are waiting to go back and show it to deduction. call 723-3291. “We generated more than $400,000 the others,” said 1st Sgt. William Beckman Federal employees make the CFC the worth of donations, and it was no easy from the HSC 532nd Division, Military largest and most successful workplace Yongsan BOSS Fear Factor and small contribution,” Hall said of the Intelligence Battalion. “Hopefully this year philanthropic fundraiser in the world. Better Opportunities for Single and Un- in 2008, many more will contribute.” In 2006, federal employees raised over garrison’s efforts during the fund drive lasts accompanied Soldiers is sponsoring the fall. “We were partners and leaders, and we CFC-O gives the Bronze Award to units $271 million dollars for more than 2,000 Yongsan BOSS Fear Factor 1-5 p.m. March 29 at Balboni Theater. ID card hold- should be proud of ourselves.” with an average per-person gift of $60 or 40 charitable causes around the world. The ers 18 years old and older can register at The director of CFC-Overseas presented percent unit participation. USAG-Yongsan CFC-Overseas campaign raised nearly $16 the Moyer Community Activities Center. the awards to Hall. earned the Special Merit Award for “having million in 2007. The entry fee is $15. The first place prize is a flat-screen television. Additional prizes will be awarded for second and third plac- es. For information, call 738-5466. First impressions Claudette Mohn (right), Yongsan Child Volunteers of the Month Development Center coordinator, ex- Army Community Services recently rec- plains how the CDC operates to Donna ognized its February volunteers of the Winzenried during an orientation tour month. of Yongsan facilities March 13. Win- American Forces Spouses Club: Mischa zenried – whose husband, Command Moreau and Crystal Smith. Sgt. Maj. Robert Winzenried, is the Chosun Gift Shop: Patti Morse and Roy new U.S. Forces Korea and 8th U.S. Quismundo. Army Command Sergeant Major – got Department of Defense Dependent a close-up look at many family and Schools: Myriam Anglade, Paul Anglade, morale, welfare and recreation facilities Jeffery Law and Christa Lax. and services. She said, “The activities K-16 Kottage: Jamie Davis the facilities have for the spouses and Army Family Team Building: Chelsea the children of the Soldiers are incred- ible. They have something to do every Creighton day here.” — U.S. Army Photo By Pvt. ACS: Valarie Francis. lee Min-hwi
  • 10. MARCH 21, 2008 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 11 renovations to accommodate large familiesby Pvt. Lee Min-hwi we do not have families projected to theseUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs houses, historically we know that we have requirements for large families.” YONGSAN GARRISON — Yongsan In June, the first two five-bedroom homesGarrison will soon open two more five- opened in the senior enlisted housing area.bedroom homes, bringing to six the number Contractors converted a two-bedroom quadof homes to support large families. into a five-bedroom duplex. Contractors are combining two duplex Construction on two more homes, Bldgs.units in the senior officer housing area to 7111 and 7107, finished in October 2007.create single homes of 4,000 square feet. The current units under conversion are Bldgs. “These homes will accommodate a family 7039 and 7032, and both are scheduled towith six or more children and other bona be finished this month. Housing officialsfide family members,” said Carol Jones, are looking at another duplex for possiblehousing division chief. conversion, Jones said. All the renovated At a cost of $19,000 each, the homes homes have new appliances, and some havewill have five bedrooms with an option built-in closets.for a sixth. Each will have four bathrooms “These homes are not rank-designated,”and two laundry rooms to accommodate a Jones said. “Any large family is welcomelarge family. to live in these newly renovated houses, “Yongsan Garrison has had a shortage of depending on eligibility date and numberlarge quarters for large families,” said Carol of dependents. If you are sponsoring aJones, housing division chief. “These two large family due to PCS to Yongsan, pleasebuildings currently became vacant and it contact the Housing Office.”was a nice chance to renovate these buildings For information, call Jones at 738- Contractor Yun Sun-yong measures wooden planks during the final phase of a housing project turning ainto five or six-bedroom houses. Although 7531. duplex into a single, five-bedroom home. — U.S. Army Photo By Pvt. Lee Min-hwiYour taxes: IRS identifies 10 common mistakes on returnsby Jim Wherry numbers, or using incorrect numbers. • Treating employees as independent electronically file your return so thatSpecial to the Morning Calm • Failing to use the correct forms contractors. you receive your refund as quickly as and schedules when completing the tax The 2008 Yongsan Tax Center provides possible. If you are entitled to a refund, YONGSAN GARRISON — T h e return. free tax filing which can help you avoid it can be electronically deposited to yourInternal Revenue Service reviews tax • Failing to sign and date the tax these errors. account in about eight days.returns filed each tax season and identifies return. The center will operate until May 9. Before coming to the tax center,the top 10 mistakes commonly made by • Claiming ineligible dependents. Tax center preparers are IRS-certified gather your W-2’s, 1099’s and all othertaxpayers when they file their tax returns. • Failing to file for the earned income and trained to identify and avoid these evidence of income you received during The mistakes cost taxpayers millions of credit. mistakes. All preparers completed a course the year.dollars. Sometimes, the mistakes resulted • Improperly claiming earned income on tax preparation and passed multiple tests The tax center is located in Roomin substantial penalties and interest. credit. to certify to the IRS that they are able to 113 of the Moyer Community Activities The mistakes identified included the • Failing to report income just because it prepare your tax return mistake free, and to Center (the bus terminal) on Yongsanfollowing: was not included on a W-2, a Form 1099, ensure you receive any tax refund to which Main Post. • Choosing the wrong filing status, or other form. This included income paid you are lawfully entitled. Walk-in tax preparation and taxwhether single, joint, or head of “under the table.” The IRS also provides a free online preparation by appointment arehousehold. • Failing to report and pay domestic tax filing program to the tax center. This available. For more details, call 723- • Failing to include Social Security payroll taxes. online program permits the tax center to 8940. LITTLE MERMAID Continued from Page 1 More than 120 kids auditioned for roles a couple of times, then you memorize The play revolves around the undersea sponges, and they are so great at the play. They practiced every day during them.” talk among the mermaids, merboy neighbor They haven’t lost faith of themselves. It’s athe week after school in four-hour sessions, The Missoula version of Little Mermaid Gil, and the mermaids’ father, Mr. Merman, wonderful thing.”learning their lines, songs and routines. follows the general concept of the original played by Missoula tour actor and director Missoula’s concept is to promote healthy Said Nikki Haddock, who played Delia, Hans Christian Andersen story. Four teen Kepler Correia. life skills in children through participationone of the teen mermaids, “It was kind of mermaids – Adelia, Amelia, Ophelia and Mr. Merman decided that on each in performance arts, Brierty said.hard at first, but it’s actually easier than Celia – explore human life on land and share mermaid’s 16th birthday, “each of you shall “It’s a way to build self-esteem, buildyou think. Once you go through the lines their experiences with friends down below. swim to the surface to explore the world teamwork skills, build communication and come back and share their adventure skills with children,” added Brierty, who has stories.” put together more than 120 theater weeks And so they swam to the salty surface of around the world. “I get to see the joy and Sassafras Sea. They hid behind a tree and growth in the kids week after week.” watched the villagers go about their lives and Missoula has 40 teams on the road at sing and dance about their life on land. any given time, Brierty said, taking their When Celia, the youngest mermaid, original musical shows to public schools in reached her 16th, she and neighbor Gil the United States, while other veteran teams visited Mr. Starfish, who used his magic travel overseas. powers to give them human feet. Brierty and Correia finished their Korea They went to the surface, mingled with tour at Yongsan, spending the two previous the townspeople, and the Prince of the weeks at Daegu and Camp Humphreys. village found his perfect catch in Celia. To They are now on an eight-week tour of eat, rather, not to keep. Mr. Starfish quickly Japan. changed them back and brought them back Katherine Bloss, who played Celia, never to their homes under the sea. acted before and didn’t expect to get a role Taking a line from Dorothy in the when she auditioned. Wizard of Oz, Celia said there was “no place “At first I didn’t think I’d be able to do like home.” it,” she said. “But it just kind of clicks in Erin Brierty, a tour director and actor, your head because it’s so catchy and all theYongsan youth perform as the Seasiders during the Missoula Children’s Theatre Little Mermaid production said the week was “absolutely amazing. It songs … they just fit. It was so much fun.March 16. — U.S. Army Photo By Kenneth Fidler would never work with adults. Kids are I’ll probably be doing a lot more.”
  • 11. USAG-Y • PAGE 12 AREA II THE MORNING CALM PAID ADVERTISINGWomen’s History Month:A TributeI n my own special way, I’d like to pay sponsored a women’s recognition program tribute to the women who have made in honor of Women’s History Month. It a big difference in my life. was titled “Woman’s Art: Woman’s Vision First, my mom, mother of nine children, – Creative Expressions within the Militarywho inspired her children by her ability to Community,” and I witnessed superbjuggle numerous “projects” while raising us, performances by some of our community’sstill finding time to read, write, and love. best talent.She is clearly the most amazing woman I Col. Leana Fox, Deputy Commanderknow. for Nursing at the hospital and keynote Her family-based speaker, remindedvalues were so awe- “It is clear that women con- us of the sacrificesinspiring, and women have made.there is no one in tinue to excel as role models She discussed thethe world I respect and leaders, but let us not for- roles women havemore. Thank youmom! get that this path was paved played, from theycame where and My wife, Beth by self determination and a how they got whereAnne, who gave up a great deal of courage.” they are today. Shecareer as a television reminded us thatreporter to play the were it not forbride of a Soldier over a decade ago, is women, the world would not be what itselfless. Mother to our lovely daughter, is in every community we have ever This recognition ceremony enabled melived in as a volunteer, a board member, to reflect on the great accomplishmentsan advisor. women have made to our nation, She represents the strength and character particularly in the past several decades. ItI most admire in women. Were it not for also reminded us that our United Statesher, I would not be in the position I am Army simply could not perform its missiontoday. She is my hero. Thank you, Beth without its women Soldiers, who compriseAnne! approximately 15 percent of the force. My six sisters, mentors who coached I was honored to be a part of thisand taught me while growing up. They ceremony. My tribute to women is todemonstrated compassion, commitment, remind them that I would not be thebravery and calculated risk. Thank you for person I am today without their influencemaking such a difference in my life! on my life. It is clear that women continue There are many more, and we all to excel as role models and leaders, buthold dear those women who have made let us not forget that this path was pavedsignificant contributions in our own by self determination and a great deal oflives. courage. PAID ADVERTISING Last week, 18th Medical Command Thank you, ladies! Chess Champ Willis Kim (right) won the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Chess Tournament March 12, going undefeated. Kim, a member of the U.S. Chess Federa- tion, will compete at the Korea Region Chess Tournament in Daegu.
  • 12. MARCH 21, 2008 NEWS IMCOM-K • PAGE 13 Easter holiday worship services schedule AREA II AREA IV Catholic Liturgical Protestant Communion Service Good Friday (Morning Prayer) Today, 0900 Memorial Chapel Saturdays through March 22, 1830 Good Friday (Traditional ) Today, 1530 Memorial Chapel Good Friday (Passion of the Lord) Mar. 21, 1830 Memorial Chapel Easter Sunday, March 23 - Worship - 1030 Holy Saturday (Morning Prayer) Mar. 22, 0900 Memorial Chapel Holy Saturday Camp Walker Ecumenical Sunrise Service (Traditional Blessing of Baskets) Mar. 22, 1200 Memorial Chapel Easter Sun, 0700 Evergreen Community Club Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil Mass) Mar. 22, 1830 Memorial Chapel Welcome Reception (Newly Baptized Catholics) Mar. 22, 2000 Memorial Chapel Easter Sunday Mass (No 1700 Mass) Mar. 23, 0800 South Post Chapel 1130 Memorial Chapel AREA III Please direct all questions to Mr. Pagano, 725-5211 Good Friday Services Protestant 1200, 1300 and 1800 Freedom Chapel Community Good Friday Service Today, 1900 Onnuri Church Stations of the Cross and Veneration of the Cross, Reading of the Seobinggo Campus Passion and Holy Communion Community Easter Sunrise Service Mar. 23, 0600 South Post Chapel (Collective) Good Friday Gathering (i.e. movie night and fellowship centered on Easter Sunday Services Mar. 23, 0800 Memorial Chapel the Passion of Christ movie) (Collective) Today 1900 - 2200 Freedom Chapel 0930 Hannam Village Chapel (Korean) 0930 121 Hospital Chapel (Collective) Holy Saturday--Vigil Mass of the Resurrection 1000 South Post Chapel (Collective) 2000 1000 Multi-Plex (ROCK Service) 1030 K-16 Community Chapel (Collective) Easter Sunday, March 23 1100 Hannam Village Chapel (Collective) 1200 South Post Chapel (Gospel) Ecumenical Sunrise Service 0630 CAC 1330 Memorial Chapel (UPCI) Special Speaker CH (LTC) Frank Jackson, 2ID Chaplain Episcopal Good Friday Liturgy Today, 1700 Memorial Chapel Ecumenical Easter Breakfast 0800 Tommy D’s Easter Holy Eucharist Mar. 23, 1000 Memorial Chapel Easter Sunday Mass 0900 Freedom Chapel For more information call USAG-Yongsan Religious Support Office, 738-3011
  • 13. IMCOM-K • PAGE 14 NEWS THE MORNING CALMStay of Civil Proceedings available for Servicemembersby Capt. Holly B. Nostrant must provide written notice that states (1) military duty prevents your appearance and (2)USAG Humphreys Legal Center leave is not authorized at the time of the letter. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of 2003 (SCRA) is a federal law that provides a What is the court required to do when I apply for a stay?variety of protections for service members. One of the most useful protections for service The court must delay the proceeding for a minimum of 90 days.members in Korea is the stay of civil proceedings. If you are a service member who becomesinvolved in a lawsuit, the following information explains your rights and how to apply What can I do if I need longer than 90 days?for this protection. The SCRA allows you to apply for an additional stay. You have two options: (1) you can apply for a stay longer than 90 days in your original application or (2) you can apply When is a stay available? when it appears that you will be unavailable for a longer period of time. The application It is available when (1) you are either the plaintiff or defendant in a civil action or procedures are the same – written notice from both you and your commanding officerproceeding (i.e. not a criminal action), (2) you are a service member on active duty or within are required.90 days of release from active duty, and (3) you have received notice of the proceedings. What if the court refuses the additional stay? When can I apply for a stay? The court is not required to grant a stay for a period longer than 90 days. However, if You can apply for a stay at any time before the final judgment. However, you should it denies your request, the SCRA requires the court to appoint counsel to represent youapply as soon as possible (i.e. once you receive notice of the proceedings or your military during the proceedings.service starts to materially affect your ability to appear in an ongoing proceeding). How can my legal assistance office help me? How do I apply for a stay? A legal assistance attorney can help determine if you are eligible for this SCRA Applying for a stay is easy. You must send the court two documents. First, you must protection. If you are eligible, he or she can assist you in drafting your notice to the courtgive them written notice stating (1) military duty materially affects your ability to appear and providing a notice for your commanding officer to sign. To take advantage of theseand (2) a date when you will be available to appear. Second, your commanding officer services, call your legal assistance office and schedule an appointment. MICA Scholarships available Osan Enlisted Spouse Club (OESC) The Military Intelligence Corps Association (MICA) Scholarship Program provides scholarships for individuals 2008-2009 Scholarship Program pursuing undergraduate degrees or technical certifications. Scholarships may be used for attendance at regionally accredited colleges, universities, or state approved vocational schools/technical institutions. Applicants must be a current individual member of MICA or a family member of such. Family members are considered a spouse, children, or immediate relative living with or supported by the qualifying MICA member. The OESC is accepting scholarship applications until April 8 from Applicants must be pursuing their first undergraduate (Associates or Bachelors) degree or a technical certification. Applicants already possessing an undergraduate degree or seeking a graduate degree are not eligible. Previous high school seniors. Points of contact for applications are Ms. Tynia MICA Scholarship recipients may compete for subsequent scholarships. Hopkins, Osan American High School guidance counselor, (784-9097) Complete instructions and application forms are located on the MICA webpage at Information on MICA membership is also available on this webpage. and Mr. John Peterson, International Christian School Principal, 031- Applications must be mailed and postmarked no later than May 15. Late or incomplete applications 651-1376. will be returned to the applicant without consideration. Completed Applications must be returned to locations above or to Send completed application to: Kelly Roberts-Cooper, PSC 3 Box 4302 APO, AP 96266 No Later Than Office of the Chief, Military Intelligence (OCMI) 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 8. Attn: MICA Scholarship Chairman 110 Rhea Street POC SMSgt Kelly “RC” Roberts-Cooper, 303d IS, SCM, 784-6016. Fort Huachuca, Arizona 85613-7080 For more information call: Sgt. Major Kent Wheelock at (520) 533-1174, DSN 821-1174 March 21-27 Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Casey Mad Money National Treasure Bucket List College Road Trip P.S. 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  • 14. MARCH 21, 2008 CHAPLAIN IMCOM-K • PAGE 15 Area II Worship Schedule Loving God in any language... Protestant Services Collective by Chaplain (Capt.) Glenn Palmer However, we all have one thing in common. We are Sunday 0800 Memorial Ch. (Communion) Sunday 0930 121 Hospital Chapel 41st Signal BN, USAG–Yongsan all God’s people. Because of that we all have worth Sunday 0930 Hannam Village Chapel and value. We are all sinners and beggars in need of (Korean) “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes the grace and forgiveness God so freely gives for you Sunday 1000 South Post Chapel to the father except through me” (John 14:6). and for me. We all come hungry for God’s Word, the Sunday 1000 multi Purpose Trng Facility bread of life. O (Relying on Christ in Korea) Sunday 1030 K-16 Chapel ne day a few years ago while serving as the Here in the Army we all wear green, we all serve Sunday 1100 Hannam Village Chapel pastor of Nativity Lutheran Church in Rock- Sunday 1100 Camp Stanley Chapel land, Maine, I was visiting with a fellow in a Sunday 1200 South Post Chapel (Gospel) local nursing home who was 95 years old at the time. “We speak different languages, come form KATUSA Thursday 1830 CRC Memorial Chapel KCFA 2nd Tues. 1145 Memorial Chapel His name was Svend Bruun. He was born in Denmark varied cultures, races and backgrounds, 3rd Tues. 1145 Memorial Chapel and had just recently lost his beloved wife of 64 years, Catholic Mass Mildred. Svend has also since gone home to be with and have our own ways of doing things. Sunday 0800 South Post Chapel Sunday 1130 Memorial Chapel the Lord. They don’t come any finer than Svend and However, we all have one thing in common. Sunday 1700 Memorial Chapel Mildred. Mon./Thrus./ On this day, Svend and I chatted a bit and then we We are all God’s people.” Fri. 1205 Memorial Chapel joined hands and shared The Lord’s Prayer and the Lord’s Tues./Wed. 1205 121 Hospital Chapel by Chaplain (Capt.) Glenn Palmer 1st Sat. 0900 Memorial Chapel Supper together. We recited the Lord’s Prayer in English and then Svend prayed it in Danish for me. 41st Signal BN, USAG–Yongsan Jewish Friday 1900 South Post Chapel As a Pastor and a Chaplain I have heard the Lord’s Prayer in Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, French, and I pray we are all willing to lay down our lives so Distictive Faith Group Services: Episcopal Arabic, Japanese, and Korean. So many ways to pray the others might live. In short, no matter whom we are and Sunday 1000 Memorial Chapel same prayer with different sounds, but the same word: where God leads us we are called to be God’s people, United Pentecostal God’s Word. doing the will of the Lord, loving God with all our Sunday 1330 Memorial Chapel We are unique and different people. We speak heart and soul and mind and strength and then loving Later Day Saints & Church of Christ: Call 738-3011 for information different languages, come form varied cultures, races and and serving others. We can do that in any language. backgrounds, and have our own ways of doing things. God be with you all! USAG -Yongsan Chaplains Chaplain (Lt.Col.) James P. King (Staff Chaplain), Jewish worship services:, DSN 738-3009 Today Purim – Megillah reading in Camp Humphreys Freedom Chapel 1000 Chaplain (Maj.) Adolph G. DuBose, Today Purim – Megillah reading before Shabbat in South Post Chapel 1730, DSN 738-4043 Chaplain (Maj.) Leo Mora Jr. (Family Life Chaplain), Jewish Sabbath Services are held in the South Post Chapel, USAG-Y. For details on Jewish services at Osan Air Base, contact, DSN 736-3018 Capt. Jonathan Newman at DSN 784-6057.
  • 15. IMCOM-K • PAGE 16 FEATURE THE MORNING CALM LENS THROUGH THE Photos capture Korean culture Featured here are some of the winning entries from MWR’s 2007 pho- to contest. (clockwise from the top)“Hangari I (Korean Pots)” by Sujin West, “Fan Man” by Michael Gillispie, “Morning Over Mount Sorak” by Jose Sanchez, and “Hanbok Dancers” by Michael Gillispie. Visitors to Korea can experience a variety of cultural events no matter where they are stationed. From traditional dance performances, pottery and fine arts displays, and Korean folk villages within city limits, to outdoor retreats and wellness spas in the mountains, there’s an excursion for every tourist in The Land of the Morning Calm.
  • 16. IMCOM-K • PAGE 18 EVENTS THE MORNING CALMCJ3 wins Yongsan preseason volleyball tournamentby Pvt. Lee Min-hwiUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — CJ3 –USAG-Y–slammed down AFLEM two games to nonein the final match of the Yongsan Preseason Men’s Intramural VolleyballVolleyball Tournament March 16 in Collier Preseason Men’s Intramural Volleyball Tournament Won by C/J3 USFK overField House. AFELM 25-22, 25-15. AFELM, which represents the Air ForceElement in Yongsan’s Area II, players hit League play begins 10 a.m., March 22 athard during the game led by Jimmy Canlas, Collier Field HouseUnited Nations Command, who madenine kills. Men’s Women’s Paul Perez, AFELM’s coach, said, “The Falcons FalconsCJ3 team is really a strong team, and we had C/J3 Navyto change a 4-2 play to 6-2 play in order to 1st Sig Seoul Sister 8th Army 18th Medstrengthen the offense as well as the defense Embassy Embassyin this game.” AFELM Still, AFELM was unable to block the 18th Medattacks of CJ3, led by Jaymes Cloninger, AFELM’s Jimmy Canlas (left) and Lonnie Barton try to block a shot from CJ3’s James Cloninger Honor GuardCloninger made five blocks and 10 kills during the championship game play at the Yongsan Preseason Volleyball Tournament March 9.during the final games. Taking third place — U.S. Army Photo By Pvt. Lee Min-hwi Pac-wide Softball Tourneyin the tournament last year, CJ3 had the USAG-Y Sports are now accepting for theadvantage of past experience, taking down losing. But, I believe that our players did CJ3 is really good team, we implemented 18th Annual Pacificwide Men’s & Women’steam after team this year. their best effort to win this game.” 6-2 play in the last game that we did not Softball Tournament scheduled for May 23- AFELM chased CJ3 by increasing their have much time to practice.” 26 at the 4 Plex. Tournament is open to the “The players were great and well- Eight men’s teams and five women’s first 32 men’s and 16 women’s teams whoexperienced,” said Simon Kim, CJ3’s attacks, but lack of practice time caught register no later than COB May 14. For infor-coach. “The first game was really tough and them at a disadvantage.“I believe our players teams started regular season volleyball on mation contact the sports office at 738-8608.challenging, and for some parts, we were did pretty good job,” Canlas said. “Because Thursday.TV Star Tichina The USO handskake tour Bowling leagues enhance multi-national community relations schedule is as follows:Arnold makes by Cpl. Im Jin-min USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs Federation of Sports For All. “We recently had a tournament whereHandshake Tour YONGSAN GARRISON — Sports provides more than just the simple thrill of 18 U.S bowlers went downtown and were teamed with Koreans,” Thorn said. “Most of the teams at least had one American onCourtesy of MWR Marketing victory. Sporting events can enhance mutual it, and everybody had a good time.” understanding of different cultures. Tournaments are held at Yongsan Lanes Military communities across Korea have The Korea Inter-service Bowling and at Korean bowl houses, such as the KBSan opportunity to partake in a handshake Association enjoys both. If you’re the kind 88 Sports Center in Seoul, where the mosttour from television star Tichina Arnold, who just likes to “have a throw” with friends, recent friendship tournament took place.courtesy of USO, AFE, & MWR. Ms. consider a league. “Just getting together to play, eat andArnold will visit seven locations throughout First founded in 1996, KIBA has more share cheers I think makes it a specialKorea March 27 – 28, offering autograph than 1,200 members and manages 13 activity,” said Park Chan-bo, director ofand photo sessions. leagues throughout the country, five at the Seoul Bowling Federation. “The United Ms. Arnold is best known for her current Yongsan. States may be the ‘mecca’ for bowlers, butrole as Rochelle Rock on the Golden Globe “What many do not know is that the we have some good, professional Koreannominated and critically acclaimed TV Yongsan bowling lane is actively open for all bowlers too, so there is a lot of learning andseries, “Everybody Hates Chris” – a role for kinds of leagues and tournaments, serviced teaching going on on both sides.”which she won the 2006 NAACP Image by the KIBA,” said Jerald Thorn, KIBA Thorn added that an Asian-AmericanAward for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy president. “We’re the conduit between the Tournament consisting of Japanese, KoreanSeries. Also recognized for her work as league secretaries and the United States and American players is planned for July.Pamela James on 90’s TV show “Martin”, Bowling Congress.” “We have bowling clubs for women,Tichina was awarded the 1996 NAACP March 27: The USBC is the national governing a spouses’ league for married couples onImage Award for Outstanding Supporting body for bowling, serving amateur and Monday mornings at Yongsan, and manyActress in a Comedy Series. Camp Red Cloud (DFAC) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. youth bowlers. It is also recognized by the others,” Thorn said. “Yongsan is also the In addition to acting, Tichina contributed United States Olympic Committee. USBC only place that has an ongoing youth league Camp Casey (USO) 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. awards a special ring for members who scoreher vocalist abilities to the “Little Shop of with 55 members. From now on, we willHorrors” soundtrack, Tisha Campbell’s 300, 299 or 298 or bowl 11 strikes in a row. give scholarship funds for eligible high Yongsan Garrison (Main PX) 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.single “Push”, and the “Sprung” soundtrack. Rings are also awarded for bowling a 900, school seniors who are USBC members.”More recently she has participated in Osan AB (PX) 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. 800 or 700 series. In order to be a USBC member, youunderground house/dance mixes which are This recognition, though, is secondary must have a USBC card or be part of aplayed on the L.A. club scene. to the real reason for KIBA. “We have sanctioned league, Thorn said. Tichina also pitched a possible theme song leagues with different team sizes, lanes, rules “All you have to do is sign a card with allfor “Everybody Hates Chris”. Unfortunately March 28: and nationalities,” Thorn said. “We have your information and give it to the leaguethe song was not picked up as the opening professionals, novices and those who just go secretary,” Thorn said. “Once you get ansong but an excerpt phrase “Everybody Camp Walker (PX) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m out for a throw or meet others.” official member’s card, you have to renewHates Chris” is heard that end of every Thorn said that the association has your membership every year. Anybody can Kunsan AB (Loring Club) 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. sanctioned tournaments four times a year register.”episode and before going to commercialduring Season 1. Arnold also operates her and non-sanctioned tournaments in which Fred Moore, a long-time KIBA player, Camp Humphreys (CAC) 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.own designer headgear company, “China Americans play with Koreans and players pointed out, “Many community membersMoon Rags”.Tour is open to the military from other countries. have lived on post for several years but stillcommunity and free of charge. For more For several years, KIBA has arranged don’t know very many people around them.information, contact your local MWR or Korean-American Friendship Tournaments Bowling increases a good deal of camaraderieDSN 723-3078. with a Seoul bowling club, the Bowling with various peoples.”
  • 17. March 21, 2008 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 21 a head start ona new life through ACSby Bob McElroy exercises. One Soldier who attended theUSAG-H Public Affairs Office Following the exercise Vincent seminar, Chief Warrant Officer and the other attendees offered Sean Crothers said that the seminar USAG HUMPHREYS –Two construction criticism on how was a worthwhile experience.dozen career changers spent a the interview went as well as “I think it’s fantastic,” Crothersday here recently learning skills suggestions for improvement. said. “It builds on an earlier classnecessary to succeed in the civilian Vincent said that a prospective LaVita taught. It reduced the stressjob market. boss will form an opinion of a of transitioning out of the unit and Army Community Services candidate within the first five looking for a job.”hosted the Employment and minutes of meeting them. Given Crothers a Chinook pilot inVo l u n t e e r S e m i n a r a t t h e this, it is essential that a candidate 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade isCommunity Activities Center be well-groomed, appropriately due to retire from the Army onfor Soldiers, Family Members dressed and project an enthusiastic, June 1 after 25 years of service.and Civilians who were changing confident, positive image. He plans to work for an aviationcareers. Your handshake and personal technology company after he The goal of the seminar, presence is important as is your retires.according to ACS Employment handshake. Make eye contact. “The seminar was invaluable;Manager LaVita Vincent, was Show a bit about yourself, she transition assistance helped me andto teach people how to market said. others I talked to,” Crothers said.themselves for jobs here and in Also important is how to sit Another Soldier who is soonthe States. and comport yourself during the to leave the Army, Sgt. 1st Class Vincent added that the seminar interview, Vincent said. Sit up Rhiannon Jones of Headquarters,provided a good opportunity straight, maintain eye contact, and 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade,for career changers to network, show enthusiasm. Osan Air Base, found the seminargather information and identify The interview also gives the and ACS Transition Assistancethe transferrable job skills they job seeker an opportunity to learn invaluable.possess. about the company and decide “I’ve been to several of LaVita’s Also attending the seminar were whether he or she wants to work classes and it is good to get anseveral community agencies who for it. As important as the conduct overview,” Jones said.discussed educational, volunteer of the interview is being properly Jones said that she found theand employment opportunities dressed for it, Vincent said. interview practice helpful as well asthey offered: Department of The seminar included a fashion the “What to wear” session and theDefense Schools, AAFES New show where models dressed for “Starting your own business” class.Car Sales, Humphreys Education a variety of professions ranging It was good to see everyone come Bill Knight of the Humphreys Garrison Directorate of Logistics was one ofCenter and the 18th Medical from sales clerk at The Gap to together and to see the community the volunteer models who participated in the “What to Wear” session duringCommand Health Promotion professional jobs. The fashion helping, Jones said. the recent Army Community Service Employment and Volunteer Seminar.Coordinator. show gave the attendees a chance Providing help to career — U.S. Army Photo By Bob McElroy The seminar provided to discuss whether a particular changers was what the seminar was Although the seminar was well- attend the next seminar.opportunities for attendees to model was dressed appropriately all about Vincent said, especially attended most who participated “I want to help them, thispractice their interview techniques or inappropriately for the job they learning how to market yourself were Soldiers. Vincent said she program supports families andduring brief role-playing were pursuing. here and in the States. would love to see more spouses spouses,” Vincent said.18th MEDCOM hosts nutrition month promotionby Andre Butler affect their long term health,” said one,” Brown said.USAG-H Public Affairs Office Dumoulin. “The reason I’m here “With high blood is to inform people that it takes pressure being a U S AG H U M PH R EY S – eating from all of the food groups silent killer weUSAG Humphreys and Area III to remain healthy. You just can’t want to equip ourhealth professionals kicked off a eat from one or two and expect community withpromotion for health awareness to get all the nutrition your body awareness andfor National Nutrition Month, needs to survive,” Dumoulin said. education on theMarch 21 at the Humphreys Main Another key to remaining healthy matter.”Post Exchange. is exercise. “There has to be a Br ow n a n d Lt. Col. Terry J. Brown, 18th lifestyle change,” Dumoulin said. Dumoulin agreeMedical Command’s public health “Healthier eating has to be awareness andnurse, and Jean B. Dumoulin, followed by exercise… the two go education arean 18th MEDCOM health together,” she said. Dumoulin said important aspectspromotion coordinator, set up a well-balanced diet with exercise to staying information display table that can also improve person’s overall “No ones dietaryoffered free non-fasting cholesterol physical condition. or health relatedtests and blood pressure checks to With individual health conditions areHumphreys community members. problems or assessments being a the same,” saidPamphlets about nutritional health private matter, those interested in Dumoulin.and other dietary facts were given closed door sessions can do so by “Awareness ofto individuals interested in leading calling Brown or Dumoulin. your conditiona healthier lifestyle. Passersby “What we’re doing is to show is a must,” shewere encouraged to stop and take the people we do care about them,” said. “That’s why Jean Dumoulin, 18th MEDCOM health promotion coordinator, administers a cholesterol test onadvantage of the free readings and said Brown. “If they don’t want an information Spc. John A. Marks from 520th Maintenance Company. — U.S. Army Photo By Andre Butlerchecks as well as the information to openly discuss certain issues, table such asprovided. “Everyone’s dietary we have time available were we’ll this is necessary -- to educate.” for nutrition information and blood pressure checked during theintake can positively or negatively see them personally -- one on Thirty-two people stopped by to have their cholesterol and promotion.
  • 18. USAG-H • PAGE AREA III THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Freedom Chapel Easter Schedule Young librarians learn ropes USAG Humphreys Catholic Mass today at Noon, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Stations of the Cross and Holy Com- munion today at 6 p.m. Catholic Vigil Mass at 8 p.m. Jewish Program school children Today at 10 a.m. honoring the Holiday of Purim Celebration with the reading of the Book of Esther. welcome new skills by Diane Hobler Good Friday Fellowship Movie “Passion of Christ” USAG-HAES Librarian Tonight at 7 p.m. with discussion following. USAG HUMPHREYS —“Would you Easter Sunday Worship Services like to renew this?” Sponsored by the Gospel Service And “enjoy your book!” are just two of Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service, March the things you might hear from one of the 23 at 6:30 a.m. at USAG Humphreys Com- USAG Humphreys American Elementary munity Activities Center, Guest Speaker School library assistants. Chaplain Frank Jackson, 2nd Infantry Divi- The library assistants are a group of sion chaplain. fourth, fifth and sixth grade students who Easter Breakfast are trained to run the circulation desk at the Ecumenical Easter Breakfast, 8 a.m. at school library, checking books in and out (above) Sixth grader Amy Cox checking books out to classmate Kirill Shershnev while Alex Tommy D’s. and assisting both students and teachers. Brink waits for his turn. (lower left) Fifth graders Tommy Washington and Joshua Corsaro are working the circulation desk as a team. – Photos By Diane Hobler Catholic Mass In this position the students learn seeing what librarians do, as well as how March 23 at 9 a.m. at Freedom Chapel computer skills, practice responsibility and they perform their duties. gain customer service experience. Kids might want to become librarians Combined Protestant Service, “I like being a library assistant because I after having this experience, Gist said. March 23 at 10 a.m. at USAG Humphreys Community Activities Center. can work with the computer and learn more While the HAES library assistants may things, said sixth grade Cameron Boyd, a not all go on to be librarians in the future, Army Nurse Corps seeks Soldiers library assistant. they are learning valuable skills they can looking for change “Also I can be a volunteer and help people apply in many situations. Do you want a free education while receiv- out,” said Boyd. At the same time, assistants are performing ing full pay and benefits? Now there is a Fourth grader Madeline Gist enjoys a service for the school. program in place for you or one of your Sol- Humphreys community hosts kids Bible study diers to take advantage of. The Interservice Physician Assistant Program, the AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program, the Funded Nurse Education Program and oth- er AMEDD training opportunities are open by Stacy A. Ouellette to officers, warrant officers and enlisted USAG-H Public Affairs Office Soldiers. For more information contact 1st Lt. Warrentina Berry at 011-9972-9268. USAG HUMPHREYS — More than 40 children sing, dance and praise God Retirement Services Office as members of the Kids Bible Study Club Information Luncheon Korea, here. The Retirement Services Office will con- Held every Friday at the Humphreys duct an information luncheon at the Alaskan Mining Co., April 7 from 11 a.m. to American Elementary School, children third 1 p.m. grade and up study the Bible, learn verses and play games as part of this Christian 35th Air Defense Artillery based club. Combatives Invitational “The kids have basically driven how the 35th Air Defense Artillery’s first annual club operates today. They come directly from Modern Army Combatives Invitational is school and we start with a snack, attendance, slated for April 5 in the Osan Physical Fit- point-taking for the first half hour. At 3 p.m. ness Center. Mandatory weigh-ins and we begin officially with countdown and Dinah Tague discusses song selections with members of the Humphreys American Elementary medical screening will be conducted April School Kids Bible Club. – U.S. Army Photo By Stacy Ouellette opening prayer,” Dinah Tague, club leader 4 for all participants. Contact Command Sgt. Maj. James Carr at 783-5560 for more and HAES teacher said. the time they are 8. I feel like I am in a very HAES students and children enrolled information. Following their prayer, Tague delivers special place and very privileged to be part in home schooling programs have flocked news and displays the best homework and of it,” Tague said. to this club. ASAP Annual Training artwork done by the students. The most energetic part of the club is Participation is voluntary, approved The Army Substance Abuse Program The club’s mission is to provide a safe song time. by parents and partially sponsored by the officials would like to remind all military and place of worship and fun through a variety This is when the children get to sing and USAG Humphreys Chaplain’s Office. civilian personnel of the regulatory require- of activities. The goal is to help children dance around the classroom to a variety “After taking a look at the goals and ments for annual substance abuse preven- better know God and study His words, of selections. Spiritual phrases replace the program outline, along with a personal tion training. Service members are required Tague said. song’s lyrics to very familiar tunes. interview with the leader, we were happy to to complete a minimum of four hours annu- ally and civilian employees three hours. If “When a child first joins the club, they One of the most popular songs is “Louie, assist with this wonderful outreach program you would like to schedule a training ses- are given a folder and a Bible. I and the Louie,” transformed to “Pharaoh, Pharaoh,” to one of our communities most valuable sion or your unit prevention leader would children use a Bible which is written at a where the group, including Tague perform assets our children,” said Chaplain Klon K. like presentations and lesson plans, please third grade reading level. We usually spend moves close to those seen in the “Walk Like Kitchen, USAG Humphreys Installation contact the Prevention Coordinator, Ca- 30-40 minutes reading the chapter and an Egyptian” music video from the 1980’s. Chaplain. mille Jackson at 753-7361 -- or Camille. discussing it. The children would go much The group also ventures out into The office also assists with some of the or visit the longer if I allowed it,” Tague said. the community by taking fieldtrips to funding and many volunteer instructors ACSAP website at For the past 15 years, Tague has been amusement parks and other places once a come from congregations based out of taking part in programs to ensure all month. Freedom Chapel, Kitchen said. Please Send Us Stories and Photos To submit info for publishing in The Morning children have the opportunity to seek out “Last month’s activity was a sledding The club meets Fridays at HAES, Bldg. Calm Weekly, USAG Humphreys common God and understand the Bible. The club trip. We went to Sang Rok Resort and had 558, Room 310. New members are always pages, call 754-6132, 8847 or 8598 -- or here was activated Jan. 2007. such a beautiful day. There were 75 of us, welcome and Tague encourages open minds e-mail “I think it’s needed anywhere. Children’s including families who followed along in to join in the fun. For more information, moral compasses are basically formed by their vans,” said Tague. contact Tague at 010-6696-7343.
  • 19. March 21, 2008 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 23 Humphreys offers HEAS studentsincentives for ‘Excellence in Education’by Mike Mooney Alaska Mining Co.,” said Business passes to Splish & Splash. for us to recognize that and Area III is presently primarilyUSAG-H MWR Operations Division Chief Mike The 13 youngsters who scored accomplishment.” a non-command sponsored area Ross. all As for one semester receive The Excellence in Education with more than 90 percent of its USAG HUMPHREYS — “But in addition, we are going a $7.50 gift certificate and five program was started by former Soldiers serving an unaccompaniedUSAG-Humphreys and Area III to reward the children with free passes, while the 33 who had all Alaska Mining Co. Manager Rick tour, the installation does haveFamily and the Morale,Welfare and bowling, free miniature golf, free A/Bs for the two semesters receive Shuman. command sponsored and non-Recreations Business Operations swimming at Splish & Splash and a $5 and three activity passes. Acting Alaska Mining Co. command sponsored Families.Division is continuing a program free laser tag.” There were three students who Manager Lisa Hogue has the “And the number will grow,”started last school year to recognize That means the 15 Humphreys made the A/B honor roll for one honor roll awards at the club and Ross said.“Excellence in Education” on the American Elementary School semester and they are receiving a encourages parents to stop in and “And, of course, our Excellencepart of Humphreys children, but children who maintained $3 Gift certificate and two each of pick them up. in Education program will growhas expanded the awards program a straight-A average over the the activity passes. Humphreys children who earn with the post,” he include more “kid-oriented” first semesters of the school year “We think it’s important honor roll status at Osan Middle “Our program is just a wayactivities. are each receiving a $10 Alaska to recognize children for their School, Osan High School or to recognize the kids and say “We will continue to provide Mining Co. Gift Certificate and academic achievement,” Ross Pyongtaek Christian School will ‘congratulations’ for a job wellchildren who make either the 10 games of bowling, miniature said. be recognized once those lists are done,” Ross said.straight-A or the A/B honor roll golf, laser tag. “And when they achieve received. “And I’m sure it will grow aswith a gift certificate for the They are also getting 10 daily excellence, we feel it’s important Although USAG Humphreys we grow.” USAG Humphreys Parents vs. Youth basketball finale U.S. Army Photos By Candace Godfrey James Dumoulin of the Heats makes his move during the 5 and 6 year olds vs. the parent’s game at the USAG Humphreys Youth Services Gym March 15. (above) Parents block Wildcats player Maliki Smalls #99 dur- ing the 9 and 10 year old youth vs. parent’s game, but below, Smalls takes ball all the way to the hoop as parent Christo- pher Brown, 3-2 GSAB, trails in the distance. (above) Spurs star Jack Wood steals the basketball from his father, James, a 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion Soldier, during the 7 and 8 year olds game against parents.(right) Mashelya Moss, Heats #15, aims for the basket during the 5 and 6 year old’s game. Chief Warrant Officer Nathan Whitman, 4-2 Aviation, attempts to stop the Heats as Luis Kruger Jr., leads the way for his teammate.
  • 20. MARCH 21, 2008 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 25 planting many trees, Daegu/Waegwan Soldiers proudly pose at the site of the Daegu Arbor Day Ceremony, Mar. 14. — U.S. Army Photos By Cpl. Jang Won-ilSoldiers, Daegu citizens join for2008 Korean Arbor Day ceremonyby Cpl. Jang Won-il Ceremony, and USAG Daegu’s 36th said Pfc. Loradona M. Delvecchio, HHDUSAG Daegu Public Affairs consecutive year attending. Soldiers from 36th Signal Battalion. “It is important HHC USAG Daegu, 19th ESC, 36th Signal that we come out here and help in the USAG DAEGU – 53 Soldiers from Battalion, 168th Medical Battalion, 14th community because we get a chance toDaegu and Waegwan attended the 2008 Signal Detachment, 25th Trans and 188th meet the people of Daegu and Waegwan,Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony, joining Military Police participated in the day’s tree our extended family.”local citizens to plant trees on a mountain planting event. Korean Arbor Day is Apr. 5, but Daegubehind Daegu’s Dorim Elementary School, Upon arrival, volunteers were greeted with city is hosting it well in advance to facilitateMarch 14. a traditional Korean music performance, the trees’ better rooting. The tree planting The ceremony was hosted by the Daegu opening remarks by Daegu Deputy Mayor, event is held annually as part of theCity Office. A total of about 500 Daegu Kwon Young-se and given a short briefing on Green Daegu Project, which has beencitizens from 11 different organizations how to plant the trees. Soldiers were divided promoted since 1996 to make Daegu anjoined U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers to plant into groups of two and given shovels, gloves environmentally friendly city. The eventzelkova and prunus trees. The main focus and water, provided by Daegu city. They has resulted in the planting of more than A Soldier unties the knot binding the tree heof the effort was to revive the mountain were then led up the hill and began planting 10 million trees. planted during the 63rd Annual Arbor Dayecosystem, which was severely damaged by trees on the mountain slope, from top to “In our area there are many famous Tree Planting Ceremony, Mar. 14.a fire in the past. bottom. mountains, including Palgongsan and USAG Daegu’s community has a long “We are working hard to make Daegu an Apsan,” said Kwon. “I hope that you will but preserving is more important. Also, tohistory of supporting Daegu city and its environmentally friendly city,” said Kwon. help us in preserving and making use of me it is emotional to see foreigners take partendeavors to make the city into a more “I enjoyed the entire experience of them efficiently.” Kim Jae-min, Daegu City in protecting our environment. I believe theenvironmentally friendly place. This was planting trees in a different country to help Office, said. “This event will surely benefit alliance between Korea and the United StatesDaegu’s 63rd Arbor Day Tree Planting the environment, it was a great experience,” our future generations. Planting is one thing, must be strengthened even more.” 19th ESC Soldier awarded Medal for heroic meritorious action 19th ESC Public Affairs Support Battalion, at a ceremony March 18 at Camp Carroll. Bowling was recognized CAMP CARROLL – 19th Sustainment for his actions in September of last year Command (Expeditionary) Commander when he saved a Korean boy’s life. Brig. Gen Xavier P. Lobeto presented a Sep. 30, 2007, Bowling and his battle meritorious service medal to Sgt. Jeffrey buddies, Sgt. Jason R. Laub and Sgt. Wayne P. Bowling, 498th Combat Sustainment E. Turner, were enjoying their day off at the Go-Cart track near Camp Carroll. Bowling (Left) 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) observed an eight year old boy put his arm Commanding General Brig. Gen Xavier P. Lobeto out to wave at his mother, at which time (right) congratulates Sgt. Jeffrey P. Bowling, 498th his arm struck one of the tire barriers that Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, at his surrounded the track. The force of the award ceremony at Camp Carroll March 18. - See Award Page 26 -
  • 21. USAG-D • PAGE AREA IV THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Preserving the spirit of the Korean people: Daegu National Museum Korea Interservice Bowling Association The Korea Interservice Bowling Association is offering two scholarships to qualifying American high school by Cpl. Na Kyung-chul seniors on the Korean peninsula. USAG Daegu Public Affairs If interested, contact your school DAEGU – There is a place right here guidance counselor for eligibility in Daegu where visitors can feel the spirit requirements and an application of the Korean people, while learning about packet. Electronic application forms Korea’s rich history – the Daegu National are available by emailing Mr. Bruce at Museum, located in Hwanggeum-dong, Suseong-gu in Daegu. Opened Dec. 7, 1994, the Daegu National Women’s History Month Museum houses approximately 30,000 The 19th Sustainment Command artifacts of Korean art and archaeology. With (Expeditionary) and the United States its three permanent exhibition rooms (one Army Garrison Daegu celebrate each for archaeology, art and traditional Women’s History Month from 11:30 life), the museum presents the visitor with a.m. – 1 p.m., March 26 at Camp Many kinds of ceramic objects such as Goryeo celadon, Buncheong ware and the opportunity to explore objects from Walker’s Evergreen Community Club. Joseon white porcelain are exhibited in the Daegu National Museum’s Art prehistoric and historic periods. The main For information, call at DSN 768- History exhibition hall. — U.S. Army Photos By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul collections focus on cultural materials from 8542. Daegu and the western and northern parts of Gyeongsangbuk-do Province. Volunteer of the Year Award The Daegu National Museum is Do you know an outstanding volunteer committed to the collection, conservation, in the Daegu community? The Annual study and research of prehistoric and historic Volunteer Appreciation Banquet is material culture. In addition, it organizes coming in April. Four community and hosts a wide variety of educational members will be announced as programs and cultural events, making it a volunteer of the year. The categories center for public participation and education are Soldier of the year, civilian of in culture and history, as well as a center for the year, youth of the year and local artistic and academic excellence. national of the year. If you would The museum has six exhibition halls: like to nominate a volunteer for this The Archaeology exhibition hall features award, please contact the Volunteer a large number of relics ranging from the Corps Coordinator, Vicki Kingston at Prehistoric age to the Three Kingdoms DSN 768-8126 by April 3. period. All were excavated in the Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do areas. The exhibition Samsung Lions offers a glimpse of this region’s history and Youth Baseball Clinic culture and its ancient ways of life. There will be a free exhibition game A miniature of the Pungsan Yoo’s family house, called ‘Yangjindang’ is exhibited in Daegu National The Art History exhibition hall features and clinic with the Samsung Lions Museum. This is an upper class Yangban’s house dated to the mid Joseon Period, which is located Buddha images, Sarira reliquaries, Buddhist professional baseball team at Lions at Hahoe Village, Andong city. The house has been designated as National Treasure No. 306. flagpoles with dragon head decorations and Stadium March 22. It is open to Child other superior Buddhist artifacts of the and Youth Services members ages 5 region, as well as beautiful ceramic objects – 18. Children must be accompanied by such as Goryeo celadon, Buncheong ware an adult and the bus departs at 2 p.m. and Joseon white porcelain. For information, call at DSN 764-5072. The Traditional Folk Life exhibition hall features replicas of traditional men’s quarters USAG Daegu ADFCB (sarangbang), a local Confucian Shrine- The United States Army Garrison school and Gyeongju Yangdong village. It Daege Armed Forces Disciplinary also presents reproductions of traditional Control Board (AFDCB) will convene folk events such as the Seokjeondaeje from 1 – 2:15 p.m. March 25. The memorial rite and Jisinbalgi (treading earth- AFDCB has great authority in working god ritual) as well as stationery items. with off-post problems that may The Special exhibition hall features in- be affecting the livelihood of DoD house and external exhibits with special personnel or their family members, to themes, enabling visitors to enjoy diverse include designating facilities off-limits, cultural experiences. The Daegu National Museum is located in Hwanggeum-dong, Suseong-gu in Daegu. as a last resort. If you are aware of Finally, the Outdoor Exhibition houses an issue that you feel may require the the five-story stone pagoda from the Chilgok 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Youth (7 – 18 years of age) Individuals: attention of or action from the AFDCB, Jeongdosa temple site, stone pagodas and Closed: Jan. 1 and Mondays 500 Won / Groups (20 or more): please contact Victor Lowe at DSN stone structures from ancient temple sites in (Admission is allowed no later than one 300 Won 764-4167 or the region among its various displays. hour before closing.) Tickets are free for the disabled and Admission fees veterans. Spouses can be a Operating hours Adult (19 – 64 years of age) Individuals: For more information about the Daegu Voice of Change Weekdays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 1,000 Won / Groups (20 or more): National Museum, go to: The Daegu Spouses’ Association Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 700 Won is accepting nominations for the following positions: President, Award from Page 25 First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. impact tore the child’s arm off at the elbow. stopping the bleeding. Bowling continued boast about his heroic act. The chain of Nominations can be made at the Bowling and two other Soldiers ran out on to render first aid while reassuring the boy command found out about the incident later Apple Tree Gift Shop. For more the track and found out the boy had already and his family until an ambulance arrived. and decided to recognize his exceptionally information, contact 010-8671-6465 or lost a lot of blood. Taking the initiative, Bowling assisted the emergency crews in meritorious behavior. “I have kids and hope Bowling removed his belt from his trousers loading the boy into the ambulance. that someone would help my kids if they and applied a tourniquet to his arm effectively Bowling was humble enough not to were in the same situation,” said Bowling.
  • 22. MARCH 21, 2008 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 27 81 Cub Scouts receive Arrow of Light Awardby Daniel FordAssistant Scoutmaster Troop 81, Cubmaster Pack 81 USAG DAEGU – Three Cub Scoutsfrom local Pack 81 recently received the‘Arrow of Light’, Cub Scouting’s highestaward and the only Cub Scout award whichcan be worn on the Boy Scout uniform. The‘Arrow of Light’ is a prestigious award, theequivalent of the National Honor Societyfor students, which Cub Scouts can earn.Not every Cub Scout will receive this awarddue to the difficult criteria. RecipientsBen West, Eugene Whitman and MorganBaek stood proudly as Troop 81 BoyScouts, Richard Downey, James Downey,A.J. DelosSantos, Thomas Congdon andRemington Atchison performed the “Arrowof Light” ceremony. Scouts conducting theceremony were dressed in Indian regalia anddanced around the campfire. Moments afterthe Cub Scouts earned the Arrow of Light, (Clockwise from above) Troop 81 membersthey were led to a bridge. Before crossing practice their tribal dance in Indian regaliait, their Webelos neckerchief, shoulder before the Arrow of Light ceremony.loops and hat were removed. Then they Morgan Baek receives Boy Scout neckerchiefcrossed to the other side and received their shoulder loops and handbook becoming anBoy Scout neckerchief, shoulder loops and official member of Troop 81 Boy Scouts.handbook. As Boy Scouts, they can begin (From left back) James Downey, Thomastheir journey toward the highest rank of Congdon, AJ De Los Santos, RichardEagle, which only two percent of all boys Downey, and (from left forward) Eugenewho join Scouting will ever achieve. Boys Wittman, Morgan Baek and Benjamin Westin first to fifth grade can join Cub Scouts pose for group photo after conclusion ofand young men in sixth grade and up, not historical transformation from Cub Scouts toover the age of 18, can join Boy Scouts. If Boy need more information on Cub Scouts,please call Dan Ford at 010-8680-0031 andfor Boy Scouts, De Los Santos(Scoutmaster)at 010-8671-9943. PAID ADVERTISING
  • 23. USAG-D • PAGE AREA IV THE MORNING CALMDaegu Soldiers conduct vehicle, personnel inspection trainingby Jang Jin-young so important is that Soldiers never knowUSAG Daegu Public Affairs who that person is or what their intent is just with their naked eyes,” said USAG CAMP HENRY – USAG Daegu’s HHC Daegu Senior Human Resources Sergeant,Soldiers participated in vehicle and personnel Staff Sgt. Fikisha A. Maree. “Soldiers at ansearch training at Camp Henry March 13. installation checkpoint inspecting vehiclesSoldiers learned basic procedures regarding and personnel are the ones responsible. Ifpersonnel inspections and vehicle inspections anything does happen on that installationand how to handle situations arising from regarding that vehicle, or if something slidesvehicle inspections during the class. by it’s on them. So it’s important for them to The purpose of the training was to better realize that they have a vehicle and personnelSoldiers’ knowledge of how to conduct inspection mission and they have to do itsearches on vehicles, and what to do with right. Through this training, the Soldiersthe vehicle occupants. However, the most got and practiced more knowledge in theimportant concept of the training was not operational areas such as RAM (Randomonly knowing the procedures of vehicle or Anti-terrorism Measure) missions.”personnel inspection, but why Soldiers do The Soldiers’ attitude toward the trainingit, how it fits into their daily mission here in was quite serious. They showered the Instructor, Sgt. Andrew J. Whitlock explains the procedures of vehicle inspection to Soldiers.Daegu and how it fits into the operational instructor with questions. USAG Daegu USAG Daegu Soldiers were trained about vehicle and personnel inspections at Camp Henry,mission down range in deployment areas Antiterrorism NCO, Sgt. Andrew J. March 13. — U.S. Army Photos By Jang Jin-younglike Iraq and Afghanistan. Whitlock said, “There were a lot of questions I didn’t even think of. The participation I can hardly bring out what I learned at that “The reason vehicle inspections are asked, and they brought up questions that overall was very good.” He added, “The time. Today’s training rang my bell about more experienced Soldiers, the couple of what I learned from the past training class. other sergeants and staff sergeants who have I can fix my mistakes and check what I was been deployed, gave their inputs as far as doing right when I inspected vehicles and their personal experiences so I thought it personnel. ” said USAG Daegu orderly room was good training.” clerk, Pfc. Lee Chul-joong. This was the second vehicle and personnel The training was meaningful to KATUSA inspections training session for Soldiers. For Soldiers because they rarely experience vehicle some Soldiers it was a refresher, for others it and personnel inspections in Korea. USAG was a new experience. They figured out their Daegu DHR Admin Clerk, Spc. Timothy W. mistakes, and what they were doing right Cole said, “I think they learned good stuff when they were taking the occupants out of out of this training. There are a couple of the vehicle. They also learned how to keep Soldiers who have been deployed. KATUSAs occupants in one area while simultaneously can learn real-life experiences for vehicle keeping an eye on the vehicle, all the time and personnel inspections from them.” He providing coverage for the person searching added, “I liked training with the KATUSAs.USAG Daegu orderly room clerk, Spc. Deyaketa Jefferson stops the car to check ID the vehicle. I think the base is safe with U.S. Soldiers andfor security during simulation training. ID check is the first step of vehicle inspection. “We had the same training last July. But KATUSAs checking together.” PAID ADVERTISING
  • 24. PAGE 30 LEARN KOREAN Bowling leagues enhance multi-national Yongsan community relations