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

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

This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of U.S. Army Garrisons in Korea. Circulation: 9,500

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    • March 28, 2008 • Volume 6, Issue 23 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea USAG Humphreys’Inside Yongsan honors View from the top: Korean National Take a look from ‘Eggstravaganza’ Police officers Seoul’s highest point celebrates spring Page 10 Page 16 Page 23Army MWR offers WiiWarrior Challenge for Young baseball players line up forgaming aficionados spring training in USAG DaeguSpecial to The Morning Calm Weekly The Wii Warrior Challenge provides See Page 26 foran opportunity for adult Morale, Welfare story and photosand Recreation patrons to compete ina Superstars type of competition withother gaming aficionados on 25 Armyinstallations. Contestants can compete for prizes inbaseball, bowling, boxing, golf and tennison the Nintendo game consoles. Each of the five sports will be contestedon different nights at local Army MWRvenues. (Consult local MWR offices forsites and times.) The competition is opento all MWR patrons 18-and-older, with theexception of MWR employees and othersdirectly involved with the contest. First-round prizes – which include arebound trampoline, a Mio cardio monitor,a $75 gift card from Nike and a RipStikskateboard – will be awarded to the winnersof each sport. The top four finishers in each sport willthen advance to local championships, wherethey will compete in all five sports against thetop-four local finishers in the other sports. Finalists will be rewarded with a Wiipackage for the champions, a Flip VideoCamcorder for runners-up, and a customNike sneaker gift card for third-placefinishers. The following installations are scheduled Children from Child and Youth Services listen to instructions on how to hit a baseball out of the park from Samsung Lions outfielders, Yangto participate in the Wii Warrior Challenge: Joon-hyuk (left) and Jacob Cruz during a baseball clinic at USAG Daegu. — U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Na Kyung-chulFort Benning, Ga.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; FortHuachuca, Ariz.; Fort Drum, N.Y.; FortJackson, S.C., Fort Lee, Va.; Fort LeonardWood, Mo.; Fort McCoy, Wisc.; Fort Volunteer host families needed for Korean studentsMeade, Md.; Forts Bliss, Sam Houstonand Sill in Texas; Fort Rucker, Ala.; Forts attending 2008 USFK Good Neighbor English CampRichardson and Wainwright in Alaska; Camp Taegu and Pyongtaek), providing them breakfast each day along withZama, Japan; Mannheim, Schweinfurt, Special to The Morning Calm Weekly two evening meals. Cots are available if needed. Host families areHohenfels and Wisbaden, Gemany; Presidio also requested to transport the student(s) to designated assemblyof Monterey, Calif.; Camp Humphreys and The Fourth Annual USFK Good Neighbor English Camp will be held 20-24 May 2008. Participants are 10th grade Korean points (Balboni Auditorium or Seoul American High School ) inYongsan, Korea; and Forts Campbell and the morning and pick them up each night from a scheduled activity.Knox in Kentucky. students from Seoul, Pyongtaek and Taegu. Students are selected by local school boards under the direction of the Korean Ministry Activities include visits to Yongsan US Army Garrison, Joint Security For more information and contest rules, Area (JSA), Camp Humphreys, and Osan AB. On three evenings,visit www.mwrpromotions.com and click on of Education based on their ability to speak English and their willingness to participate in a home stay program. Students who camp participants along with students from the SAHS, will attendthe Wii Warrior Challenge logo. a pizza party at the Youth Sports Center, watch a movie at the post have previously resided in the United States or other English- speaking countries are not considered for the USFK English theater, and enjoy a traditional Korean dinner. The final activity is camp. a picnic and graduation ceremony. Our young Korean guests will be immersed in an English- Demonstrate true American hospitality by opening your homes speaking environment as they visit and interact with Americans to our young Korean neighbors. It will be an experience of a lifetime during their home stay and tours on U.S. military installations. The for you and your family. To volunteer, please complete attached goal is for these English Camp participants to become “Goodwill sign-up sheet and send via e-mail to paocr@korea.army.mil by April Ambassadors” as they relay their experiences with their friends, 30. For more information about the Good Neighbor English Camp families, teachers and classmates. Volunteer U.S. families (with or program, call the USFK Public Affairs Office, 723-4685/4687/7669 without children) are needed to host one or more students for four or send e-mail to paocr@korea.army.mil nights in their homes (or five nights to accommodate students from –See Page 4 for application form–
    • NEWS • PAGE 2http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Command - Korea TV Star Tichina Arnold Handshake Tour Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. Al Aycock Military communities across Korea -Yongsan Garrison (Main PX) 4:00 pm-5 pm Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson have a wonderful opportunity to partake -Osan AB (BX) 6:45 pm-7:45 pm Senior Editor:Susan Silpasornprasit in a handshake and autograph tour from USAG-RED CLOUD television star Tichina Arnold, courtesy 28 March Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson of USO, AFE, & MWR. Ms. Arnold -Camp Walker (PX) 11:30 am-12:30 pm Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson CI Officer: James F. Cunningham will visit 7 locations throughout Korea -Kunsan AB (Loring Club) 1:45 pm-2:45 pm March 27th– 28th, offering autograph -Camp Humphreys (CAC) 3:45 pm-4:45 pm USAG-YONGSAN Commander: Col. David W. Hall and photo sessions with troops and their Public Affairs Officer: David McNally family members. This top-notch personality’s autograph sessions are open to CI Officer: Kenneth Fidler Peninsula-wide publicity for this Staff Writer: Sgt. Jung Jae-hoon all Servicemembers, Civilian employees, contractors, and Family Gen. Burwell B. Bell exciting MWR event will include members serving throughout Korea. Ms. Arnold is best known for USAG-HUMPHREYS Commander schedules with dates and locations her starring roles as Rochelle Rock on “Everybody Hates Chris” and Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy posted on the IMCOM Korea MWR Pamela James on “Martin.” Writer/Editor: Andre D. Butler website, posters, advertisements in Stars & Stripes newspapers, and Our dedicated USFK personnel and Families serve more CI Officer: Stacy Ouellette a press release in the Morning Calm newspaper. than 8,000 miles from their home, their family and friends. This USAG-DAEGU The performance schedule is as follows: celebrity’s tour is a small token of the Nation’s appreciation. Please Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier Public Affairs Officer: Ronald Inman take advantage of this wonderful opportunity from USO, Armed CI Officer: Samuel G. Hudson 27 March Forces Entertainment, and MWR to enjoy a perk you so richly Staff Writer: Cpl. Na Kyung Chul -Camp Red Cloud (DFAC) 11:30 am-12:30 pm deserve. Staff Writer: Cpl. Jang Won il -Camp Casey (USO) 1:15 pm-2:15 pm 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 ‘Next Gen’ addresses root causes of Army accidents responsibility of the IMCOM-Korea, Public Affairs, APO by Sam Reynolds from all enrolled units in that command. AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 of performance, accountability and risk U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center management. An additional feature of Next Gen is Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way automated e-mails generated to commanders connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive “The assessment highlighted the fact that written contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. our leaders were not providing command informing them of their ARAP status. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial adver- In an effort to provide Army Readiness guidance down to the lowest levels,” said “An e-mail will be sent when the unit is tising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute Assessment Program users increased navigation an Armor battalion commander. “Many registered and 90 and 120-day notifications endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the capability and functionality, the Army Soldiers indicated they were not provided sent as well, if the unit has not accomplished products or services advertised. Everything advertised announces an updated version of ARAP, called intelligence updates and were not being its survey requirements,” said Reynolds. in this publication shall be made available for purchase, briefed on current operations. That made use or patronage without regard to race, religion, ARAP Next Generation or Next Gen. “Three weeks following a completed gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical us dig deeper to determine what else was For more than two years, the U.S. Army assessment, the commander receives an e- handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit not making it all the way down the chain factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or Combat Readiness/Safety Center compiled and we implemented checks to ensure this mail query asking them to share benefits, rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser feedback and suggestions from ARAP was corrected.” issues or concerns associated with the is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. users - battalion commanders, Soldiers, Once a battalion’s assessment is assessment.” Department of the Army Civilians and complete, commanders receive one-on- “Overall, ARAP feedback from the Oriental Press President: Charles Chong one feedback in the key issues of command Commercial Advertising contractors - on possible ways to improve the last 28 months is extremely positive,” said Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 ARAP. Next Gen encompasses many of those climate, safety culture, resource availability, Reynolds. “Commanders value a tool Fax: (02) 790-5795 recommendations. workload, estimated success of certain that assistsin putting their finger on the E-mail: oppress@kornet.net safety intervention programs, and factors Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 The USACRC developed ARAP in safety climate and culture’s pulse in the relating to the overall readiness of their Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post October 2005 to communicate the Army’s organization. unit. SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: conviction that Composite “Some of the improvements to ARAP are Soldiers and employees appreciate ARAP Phone: DSN 724-TMCW (8629) Risk Management is the best way to defend the incorporation of improved navigation because it affords them the freedom to share Fax: DSN 724-3356 E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly @korea.army.mil against accidental losses experienced in the and functionality, including multiple with their commander those issues and Army. In dropdown windows added to ARAP’s concerns that they believe are of utmost February 2006, the Chief of Staff, Army, registration process,” said ARAP Team importance when dealing with safety issues directed ARAP as a mandatory program Chief Sam Reynolds. and at the same time provide anonymity. Visit us online for all battalion commanders, completed in “Additionally, Next Gen provides Additionally, higher-level commanders The Morning Calm conjunction with the Command Inspection Program. quicker access to a battalion’s summary and detailed roll-up reports, printable analysis agree that ARAP affords the opportunity imcom.korea.army.mil Designed as a battalion commander’s charts and tables, and issues completion to provide direction and resources to tool addressing root causes of accidental certificates,” added Reynolds. the battalion commanders as needed, to loss by focusing on organizational safety effectively reduce accidental losses and climate and culture, ARAP is comprised of Brigade commanders and higher-level positively affect the unit’s safety climate a 63-question online assessment, filled out commanders are afforded the opportunity, and culture.” For more information on by Soldiers anonymously, that captures unit with Next Gen, to receive a debriefing ARAP Next Gen or to enroll, visit https:// posture on command and control, standards focusing on the aggregate data collected unitready.army.mil. IMCOM Safety Update: Tips to stay cool under the sun: • Loosen victims clothing. • If victim is conscious, give him cool water to drink. Submitting to Heat Exhaustion Symptoms • Apply cool, wet cloths. The Morning Calm Weekly • Slightly higher than normal body temperature, caused by • If victim vomits, do not give any more fluids. Send Letters to the Editor, guest commen- excessive loss of water from the body. taries, story submissions and other items: • Transport victim to nearest medical facility as soon as MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. • Pale, moist, and clammy skin. possible. • Excessive sweating. Heat Stroke Symptoms For all submitted items include a point of con- • Headaches, perhaps cramps. • Heat stroke is a life threatening medical emergency. tact name and telephone number. All items are • Tiredness and dizziness (possible vomiting). subject to editing for content and to insure they • High body temperature (106o or higher). conform with DoD guidelines. • Fainting may occur (victim will probably regain • Skin is flushed, feels hot and dry, due to stoppage of consciousness sweating. IMCOM-K Public Affairs if head is lowered). • Rapid strong pulse. and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located First Aid for Heat Exhaustion in Bldg. 1416, Yongsan Garrison Main Post. • Collapse, unconsciousness, and death may occur if not For information, call 724-3365. • Move victim to shade; elevate feet. treated immediately.
    • MARCH 28, 2008 NEWS NEWS • PAGE 3 www.imcom.korea.army.mil MP Blotter The following entries were excerpted from the military police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. AREA I: Underage Drinking; Failure to Obey Order or Regulation (2ID Policy Letter #8); Car- rying Concealed Knife; Drunk and Disorderly; Subject #1 was observed by CPP falling asleep in the Triple A Club, Bosan-Dong. A check of Subject #1’s ID card revealed he was under the legal age to consume alcohol. Subject #1 was detained by CPP and escorted to the CMO Box. While at the CMO Box, Subject #1 made threat- ening comments towards MP and then punched himself in the face numerous times. A search of Subject #1’s person by MP disclosed a switch blade knife in his right front pocket. Subject #1 was transported to the USAG-Casey PMO where he was administered a PBT, with a result of 0.149% BAC. Subject #1 was processed and released to his unit. At 1315 Hrs, 16 MAR 08, Subject #1 reported to the USAG-Casey PMO where he was advised of his legal rights, which he invoked. The knife was retained as evidence. This is a final report. AREA I: Traffic Accident without Injuries; Dam- age to Government Property; Failure to Judge Proper Clearance; Witness #1, operating a GOV with Subject #1 as a passenger, while turning left adjacent to 302nd BSB motor pool, struck a metal guardrail. Damages to Witness #1’s vehicle consisted of scratches to the right rear sponson box and the right rear mud flap bolt being sheared off. Damages to the guardrail consisted of it being twisted and its pole being bent and displaced. Further investigation re- vealed Witness #1 had no visibility on the right rear side of the vehicle and Subject #1 did not ensure the vehicle had proper clearance prior to making the left turn. Subject #1 was titled by MP and released on his own recognizance. Witness #1 and Subject #1 reported utilization The zoo offers many photo opportunities, be it standing in front of live animals or their cartoon counterparts. The zoo is divided into the regional of their seatbelts. ECOD is unknown. This is habitats in which the animals naturally live, so finding a favorite furry friend is simplified. — U.S. Army Photo By Susan Silpasornprasit a final report. AREA II: Shoplifting; Subject #1 was observed SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Current events and activities by Witness #1, via CCTV, removing tweezers from the display and concealing it on her per- son. Subject #1 then exited the Main PX without rendering proper payment. Subject #1 was de- Seoul Grand Park of which are roughly 30 to 40 years old. From early to mid tained by Witness #1 and escorted to the AAF- Seoul Grand Park is a major theme park in Korea, containing all April, the 5.7 kilometer-long-stretch turns snowy-white with ES Security Office where she surrendered the kinds of entertainment facilities including a zoo, well blended cherry blossoms, drawing over 2.5 million visitors every year. item. Subject #1 was apprehended by MP and with the surrounding scenery. Covering an area of about When flowers are in full bloom, some sections of the road are transported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO where 7,000,000 sq km, Seoul Grand Park features a lake at the park’s blocked off, making public transportation a more convenient she was advised of her legal rights, which she center, and zoo, botanical garden, educational center for youth, choice than driving. Also, at the height of the cherry blossom waived, but refused to render a written sworn and various convenience facilities for shopping, resting and season, a Cherry Blossom’s Big Festival will be held at the statement. Subject #1 was processed and re- dining. A sky walk provides tourists with a bird’s eye view of the 63 Building. The 63 City Building food court will feature a leased to her sponsor. Subject #1 was issued a area. Currently, the zoo has an extremely rare Roland Gorilla, special cherry-blossom menu during the festival. Last year, Show Cause Letter and her RCP was retained. The item was returned to AAFES. Estimated and about 360 kinds of animals, and total of 3,200 creatures China’s performing arts group held a dance performance value of the item is $9.89. This is a final report. from all over the world, divided into origin and species. The and various other events as well, while serving a free special botanical garden is sectioned into different temperature zones, cherry blossom menu called the “Wakko” cocktail. The various AREA II: Traffic Accident without Injuries; Dam- and the zoo has a practical layout. The dolphin and seal shows events entailed such programs as climbing the stairs of the 63 age to Government Property; Damage to Private are the pride of Seoul Grand Park. The live shows are scheduled Building, the Tongtong Love Spring Festival, a cherry blossom Property; Following too Close; Subject #1, op- throughout the day, providing plenty of opportunities to attend body-painting event, character parade, and a special yellow erating a GOV, struck Victim #1’s POV, while the performances. Adults and children of all ages can enjoy the fish game greeting the blooming of the cherry blossoms. For Victim #1 was legally stopped at the intersection shows. The botanical garden contains 1,300 kinds of plants, and more information, visit www.tour2korea.com on Itaewon Rd adjacent to Gate #5. Damages to the Mt. Cheonggyesan Forest Relaxation Area is great for trail Subject #1’s vehicle consisted of a crack, dents and scratches to the front bumper. Damages walking. The large field on which the Seoul Grand Park operates Jeju Blossom Fest (Jeju-do Island) to Victim #1’s vehicle consisted of dents and holds various seasonal festivals. In April, the Royal Cherry Jeju-do is where Korea’s spring begins with the blooming of scratches to the rear bumper and trunk. All par- Blossoms Festival, in June, the Rose Festival can be enjoyed. canola flowers in late February that attract many visitors. The ties reported to the Yongsan Main KNP Station Adjacent to the zoo is Seoul Land amusement park and an art canola flower is one of Jeju-do’s local plants, and the Flower where Victim #1 rendered a written statement at- museum. For more information, visit www.tour2korea.com Festival began as a promotional event of Jeju’s beautiful canola testing to the incident. Subject #1 was advised flower blossoms, and has become Jeju-do’s major tourist- of his legal rights, which he waived, rendering a written sworn statement admitting to the of- Cherry Blossom Tunnel (Seoul) attracting annual festival. The beautiful yellow blossom flowers fenses. Subject #1 was charged by KNP under The short, easily accessible journey to Yeouido will take spring covering all of Jeju-do are a must-see! Jeju Canola Blossom KRTL, ART #48 (Failure to Maintain Safety Mea- enthusiasts to the city’s most celebrated venue for viewing cherry Festival offers a magnificent view of endless canola flower sures in Vehicle) and released into MP custody blossoms. The winding road of Yunjungno, behind the National fields set against the blue ocean waters on Udo Island. For on a CJ Form 2. Subject #1 was processed and Assembly building, is lined with over 1,400 cherry trees – all more information, visit www.tour2korea.com released to his unit. Subject #1 and Victim #1 reported utilization of their seatbelts. ECOD is unknown. This is a final report. Source: www.korea.net, www.seoulselection.com, www.hotelnet.com, http://english.tour2korea.com, www.visitseoul.net — No endorsement implied.
    • NEWS • PAGE 4http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM PAID ADVERTISING VOLUNTEER SIGN UP FORM United States Forces Korea 2008 Good Neighbor English Camp for Korean Students 20-24 May 2008 If you would like to become a host family to Korean students participating in the Good Neighbor English Camp, please complete, scan and send this form via e-mail to paocr@korea.army.mil. For more information about USFK Good Neighbor English Camp program, please contact the USFK PAO Community Relations Office, DSN 723-4685/4687/7669 or send e-mail to paocr@korea.amry.mil TO: USFK PAO Community Relations Division FROM: Rank/Name: _______________________________________________________ Unit/Org:__________________________________________________________ Work Tel #:________________________________________________________ E-mail address:______________________________________________________ Home address:______________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ Home Tel #:________________________________________________________ Cell Phone #:_______________________________________________________ Number of Family Members* in Household * If you have family member(s) who is/are attending the Seoul American High School and want to volunteer as Korean student escort, please provide name and school grade level: _____________________________ ____________________________ _____________________________ ____________________________ * YES, I WOULD VOLUNTEER AS A HOST TO KOREAN STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE GOOD NEIGHBOR ENGLISH CAMP, 20-24 May 2008 (5 days and 4 nights) _______ Number of Korean student guest(s) I can host _______ Gender preference (if any) for Korean student guest(s) _______ Number of cots required for Korean student guest(s) _______ I would be interested in hosting a student(s) from Taegu one additional night (19-24 May, 6 days and 5 nights) [ Note: 30 of 60 students participating in the 2008 English Camp are from Taegu and Pyongtaek] Scholarship opportunities available Signal Corps Regimental Association The Signal Corps Regimental Association is offering scholarships to any eligible DOD High School senior on the peninsula who plans to further their education in Information Technology. The application must be submitted no later than May 1. For more information, contact PAID ADVERTISING Rick Chmura at 723-4943 or send an e-mail to: scra.korea@gmail.com Military Intelligence Corps Association The Military Intelligence Corps Association (MICA) Scholarship Program provides scholarships for individuals 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. 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 MICA Scholarship recipients may compete for subsequent scholarships. Complete instructions and application forms are located on the MICA webpage at www.micorps.org. Information on MICA membership is also available on this webpage. Applications must be mailed and postmarked no later than May 15. Late or incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant without consideration. Send completed application to: Office of the Chief, Military Intelligence (OCMI) Attn: MICA Scholarship Chairman 110 Rhea Street Fort Huachuca, Arizona 85613-7080 For more information call: Sgt. Major Kent Wheelock at (520) 533-1174, DSN 821-1174 Osan Enlisted Spouse Club 2008-2009 Scholarship Program The OESC is accepting scholarship applications until April 8 from high school seniors. Points of contact for applications are Ms. Tynia Hopkins, Osan American High School guidance counselor, (784-9097) and Mr. John Peterson, International Christian School Principal, 031-651-1376. Completed Applications must be returned to locations above or to Kelly Roberts-Cooper, PSC 3 Box 4302 APO, AP 96266 No Later Than 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 8. POC SMSgt Kelly “RC” Roberts-Cooper, 303d IS, SCM, 784-6016.
    • MARCH 28, 2008 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 5 www.imcom.korea.army.milWith a snip of the scissors (from left) Command Sgt. Maj. Antonio Holder, DSTB, Viviana Pazos, FRG leader, Kyong Benner, FRSA, and Lt. Col. Les Brown, commander, DSTB, officially openDSTB’s new Family Readiness Center at USAG-Red Cloud. — U.S. Army Photo By Jack LoudermilkRed Cloud FRG opens new Family Readiness Centerby Jack Loudermilk Should DSTB Soldiers deploy, the FRC to three years alone, the Army has privatized thus preserving stability on the home front,USAG-RC Public Affairs becomes part of the rear detachment’s and improved almost 80,000 homes on 36 especially during periods of deployment.” footprint, according to Command Sgt. installations and opened 40 new childcare FNG programs must strive to meet the USAG -RED CLOUD —A group Maj. Antonio Holder, DSTB’s command centers, with another 22 on the way, demands and ever-changing needs of today’sof Soldiers, civilian employees, Families sergeant major. according to Army news reports. Army Family. That’s why the idea of a paidand guests gathered outside a, remodeled DSTB Commander Lt. Col. Les Brown The Army also recently spent $50 assistant to FRG leaders quickly caught onbuilding March 21 to witness yet another explained Family assistance is a big issue million to hire new healthcare providers for and was adopted for use, Benner said.demonstration of the Army’s commitment to for the rear detachment because the Family Soldiers and their Families, and is working As the FRSA, Benner provides assistance,taking care of Soldiers and their Families. Readiness Group is considered a big combat with lawmakers to help Army spouses gain information, referral, and follow-up on all Members of the Division Special Troops multiplier for Soldiers. priority for civil service jobs. There are now areas of Family programs.Battalion watched and listened as a ribbon Viviana Pazos, the Division’s FRG leader, paid Family Readiness Support assistants at Pazos, pointing out the differenceswas cut at the entrance of Building T-243, said, “In many ways, the opening of the the battalion level. in Families being supported – from thesignifying the grand opening of the area’s center formalizes the FRG program within In her remarks, Pazos welcomed DSTB’s command sponsored in Yongsan and newnewest Family Readiness Group Center. The the DSTB.” new FRSA, Kyong Benner. She will manage Families in the Uijeongbu area – said, “Thecenter is located near USAG-Red Cloud’s Opening of the center follows the recent the center for the command and the FRG largest groups of families are the familiesback gate and next to the dry cleaner and signing of an Army Family Covenant, in leadership. living back in the United States or othermini-shoppette facility. which the Army’s leadership recognized Benner explained the mission of the FRSA countries. It’s this larger group that requires During opening remarks, Sgt. 1st the commitment and increasing sacrifices is to maintain the continuity and stability the FRG to be strong. We must be preparedClass Roger Matthews, noncommissioned Families make every day. According to of the FRG as units undergo changes in to support those families not in Korea,officer in charge of DSTB’s S-3 section, Pazos, the ceremony recognized that while volunteers and leadership. “Operationally,” should the need arise.”explained the FRC is a unit-level building Soldiers may be the strength of the nation, she said, “the FRSA provides administrative Part of the ceremony included a cake-provided to support Family Readiness their strength is in their Families. and logistical support to commanders, rear cutting and open house to showcase theGroup requirements. “It’s a facility available The covenant represents a $1.4 billion detachment commanders, and volunteer several amenities and services offered and afor FRG leaders and DSTB Families to commitment in 2008 to improve quality FRG leaders. Taking the administrative conference room for FRG meetings.conduct FRG related work, and is an initial of life for Army Families. Army leadership burden off volunteers allows FRG leaders For more information on DSTB’s center,place for Families to receive assistance and is working to include a similar level in the to concentrate on performing outreach to call 732-7287 from on post, or 0505-732-information,” he said. budget for the next five years. In the last two Soldiers and their Families in the command, 7282 from off-post. Aycock speaks at NCO development program by Spc. Alun Thomas USAG-RC Public Affairs USAG-CASEY – Brig. Gen. Al Aycock, Commanding General of Installation Management Command-Korea, was the guest speaker at the Noncommissioned Officer Developmental Program held March 17 at the Digital Conference Center. Aycock spoke about the Centralized Enlisted Board and the procedures required to vote for new senior enlisted NCOs’, which includes Sgt. 1st Class, Master Sgt. and Sgt. Major. Aycock said the most important aspects needed to gain promotion are seeking the hard jobs, doing them well, having a recent photo and above average performance in aBrig. Gen. Al Aycock, Commanding General of IMCOM-Korea speaks with NCOs at USAG Casey. — U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Alun Thomas duty military occupational specialty.
    • USAG-RC • PAGE 6www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA I THE MORNING CALM News & Notes 2ID & USAG-RC Present Holocaust Remembrance Do not stand silent, remember kristallnacht 1938. Speakers are Jacob Rosenberg, Elle Wiesel and Gerda Klein Holocaust survi- vors. May 2 from 11 a.m. to noon in USAG- RC CG’s Mess. For more information call: 732-6856. HHC, USAG-RC Mail Room Hours of Operation Monday—4-5:30 p.m., Tuesday11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., Wednesday—11:30 a.m.-1 p..m., Thursday—4-5 p.m., Friday—11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., Saturday—11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sunday—Closed. For more information call: 732-9063. 2008 Cheongdo Bull Fighting Festival The 2008 Cheongdo Bull Fighting Festival is seeking 10 to 12 troops to ride farmer’s bulls from April 11-13. For more information e-mail: going4broke03@yahoo.com HQ IMCOM Centralized Mentoring Program Be a mentor, help develop well-rounded managers at the mid or senior level by grooming high potential emloyees to as- sume higher levels of responsibilities. Men- Workers move new furniture into buildings 654 and 655 at USAG-Casey, March 18, as part of a five-year barracks renovation project, which tees from GS-11—13. For more information began in Oct. — U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Alun Thomas. USAG-Casey barracks renovated call: 732-9063. Harvard Strategist Program Harvard Strategist Program is a one year degree producting program open to all Army active competitive category captains. what was there before.” furniture was provided by Installation Selected Captains attend Harvard Uni- by Spc. Alun Thomas Scott said one of the biggest problems Management Command from year end versity on scholarship earning a Masters USAG-RC Public Affairs was the furniture itself, which had been there funds to help pay for the furniture. Degree in public administration. For more more than 10 years with no replacement Some of the new furniture included more information call: 732-7015. USAG-CASEY – Phase one of a three- plan, and in such bad condition 75 percent than 1,200 mattresses, chairs, drawers and part renovation development project of of it had to be taken to the Defense pool tables for barrack day rooms. 2008 Child Abuse Prevention Event USAG-RC Soldier living quarters and Reutilization and Marketing Office. Sgt. 1st Class Colin Constable, combat 2ID and USAG-RC is sponsoring the 2008 unaccompanied personnel housing facilities “Only 25 percent of the furniture was medic, said he is impressed with the Child Abuse Prevention Event: The best concluded March 18 after work started in reusable, but the DOL’s responsibility renovations. antidote to child abuse is a healthy mar- riage. April 16 from 1-3 p.m. in Hansen October of 2007. during the renovation was to identify the “My first tour was in 2002 and the Field House on USAG-Casey. For more The cost of the 10 buildings, which were needs and order the furniture,” Scott said. living quarters for senior noncommissioned information call: 730-3002/3107. renovated in the first phase of the program, The first phase of the plan was to order officers then are nowhere near as good as was more than $3M. the furniture and deliver it, Scott said, they are now,” Constable said. “I usually USFK Information Assurance Louis Scott, Department of Logistics adding that the next phase is scheduled to live off post because I am married, but I am Conference director, said DOL identified barracks, start in April, with the delivery of furniture unaccompanied this time, so for one room The USFK J6 will be hosting it’s fourth an- which had bad furniture and were in poor ordered for the next senior living quarters housing, I am very pleased.” nual information assurance conference in condition and set up a three-phase plan to and unaccompanied personnel housing on Scott said it is a good feeling seeing how the Osan Officer’s Club from May 6 - 8. procure new furniture. the list of renovations. well phase one went and the condition of the Presenters from DISA, PACOM, USFK, K- TNOSC, RCERT-K, ROK MND, AF OSI will “One of the things we wanted to do was “We developed a five-year replacement barracks compared to their previous state. give addresses and the keynote speaker give the Soldiers new furniture and good plan,” Scott said. “.When money comes “It is good for me to be part of this, will be Robert Lentz. All IA professionals living quarters,” Scott said. “We met with in; we are able to buy new furniture. When because I saw the condition of the old welcome. For more information call: 723- many vendors trying to get the best furniture funds are available, we buy the furniture, and mattresses that came out of the barracks; they 3516. we could so when the Soldiers moved in the were able to do that for the first phase.” were passed down for years and years without room they had something new instead of Scott said some of the money for the any consideration for replacement.” 2008 Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon All are cordially invited to attend the 2nd USAG-RC lauds civilian employees Infantry Division and USAG-RC Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon April 28 by Jim Cunningham Kenneth Williams, Directorate of in the USAG-Casey Warrior’s Club at 11:30 USAG-RC Public Affairs Emergency Services, Pak, Sung Hak, DES, a.m. Registered volunteers dine free. For Chon, Yong Ho, DES, and Kim, Chin Su, more information call: 732-7314. U S AG - R E D C LO U D —Civilian DES earned certificates of achievements. employees gathered in Mitchell’s Club The Long Term Service Award was Become a Volunteer March 19 to celebrate their colleague’s presented to 37 employees. Total experience To register as a volunteer log on to www. achievement and length of service in Federal in years, when added together came to 920 myarmylifetoo.com. If you are not sure employment. A total of six employees earned years. where you would like to volunteer your time Command Inspection Program awards. Kim, Pok Man, USAG-RC Family and see the Army Volunteer Coordinator by callling: 732-7314. Michal Vail, Directorate of Plans, Morale, Welfare and Recreation sports Training, Mobilization and Security, earned specialist, was awarded for his 50 years of USAG-RC College Course Information the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service service to Warriors in South Korea. For information about spring semister col- and an appreciation award from Brig. “I have been in the Army 23 years,” lege courses call: 732-7015. Kim, Pok Man (center) proudly displays his Gen. Al Aycock, commander, Installation said Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, garrison 50 years of service award with USAG-RC Management Command-Korea. Rene commander USAG-RC. “I cannot image Shincheon River Banks Clean Up Garrison Commander Larry ‘Pepper’ Jack- DeJesus, manager, Mitchell’s Club, earned staying in the Army for 50 years. Mr. Kim, The city of Dongducheon plans the 2008 son (right) and USAG-RC Deputy Garrison the same award and Geraldine Jones, my special thanks go out to you and to all Spring Shincheon River Banks Clean-up April Commander Richard Davis March 19. — U.S. director of Civilian Personnel Advisory the employees who have given so much to 15. For more information call: 730-6630. Army Photo By Jim Cunningham Center earned a certificate of appreciation. USAG-RC and our community.
    • MARCH 28, 2008 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 7 http://imcom.korea.army.mil USAG-RC civilians receive ethics training by Spc. Alun Thomas Forces Network and other places off post so “When somebody has a permanent USAG-RC Public Affairs people, can meet their annual requirement change of station or retirement, $300 is of attending one session a year. the limit,” Dasgupta said. “When you see USAG-RED CLOUD – Ethics training “its important people understand when someone leave Korea with a plaque that is took place at the USAG-Red Cloud Theater, a red flag comes up,” Dasgupta said. “Our totally acceptable. However if you take up March 19, aimed at educating USAG-RC intent is to give everyone the facts so when a collection for an employee who may have civilian employees about Department of one of those issues comes up they can call had a baby or is leaving, you cannot force Defense ethics laws and mandates in order us and we can help them out.” anyone to contribute, it is voluntary.” to serve their jobs in accordance with correct “Good use of government resources is Some of Dasgupta’s other key ethical legal principles. the key part. We don’t want anyone to get in issues were endorsing nonfederal entities The training was conducted by Capt. trouble for not knowing the facts. We want and seeking outside employment that may Melissa Dasgupta, administrative law everyone to know the difference between conflict with official government duties. division of the Judge Advocate General, right and wrong; when the area becomes Dasgupta said if a DoD employee is and concentrated on various ethical areas, grey, they should call us.” actively seeking employment with another ranging from misuse of government owned Dasgupta explained the five main points company who conducts business with the vehicles to ration control. of the program, which summed up the key DoD, then the employee should contact an “The secretary of the Army requires this topics of the training. ethics counselor immediately to ensure no training because we are all government The main concern, Dasgupta said, was conflict exists. resources and we all use government the misuse of GOV’s, which can only be Some ethical issues, which are relatively resources,” Dasgupta said. “We have to make used for official business and never for minor, Dasgupta, said are the laws sure we are using those resources properly personal errands, such as shopping in a surrounding government telephones, and the tax payer’s money.” Post Exchange, where it is illegal to park misusing them for lengthy long distanceCapt. Melissa Dasgupta, Administrative Law Dasgupta said training is held once a a GOV. calls, and DoD computers, which cannotOffice of the Judge Advocate General, USAG- month for military units and Department Another issue that raises many questions, be used to access pornography or socialRC, conducts Ethics Training at the Red of Defense civilians by JAG, who alternates Dasgupta said, is gift giving and the dollar networking sites such as My Space forCloud theater, March 19. — U.S. Army Photo training between USAG-RC and USAG- amounts, which cannot be exceeded on security reasons.By Spc. Alun Thomas Casey, and is advertised on the Armed these occasions.Children celebrate Easter at USAG-Casey and Stanleyby Jim Cunningham, Spc. Alun Thomas CAC director. “For children ages 2 to 5,USAG-RC Public Affairs we hid the eggs inside Stewart Field, for children 6 to 9 and 10 to 12; we hid the USAG- CASEY—Warrior families eggs outside Stewart Field.”gathered with children from the local My CAMP STANLEY – Easter festivitiesHome Orphanage March 22 in Stewart were in full swing as 304th Signal BattalionField on USAG-Casey to hunt eggs hidden hosted an Easter egg hunt attended by theby the Easter Bunny and his helpers from Kwang Myung Orphanage at Camp StanleyBetter Opportunities for Unaccompanied ball field, as part of a good neighbor programand Single Soldiers. between the unit and orphanage. “We are having this Easter egg hunt to Sponsoring the event were the Campkeep the American tradition for the families Stanley Commissary and the Betterhere and introduce the tradition for those Opportunities for Single and Unaccompaniedfamilies not acquainted with our custom,” Soldiers program.said Staff Sgt. Lucia Gonzalez, BOSS “Every year the 304th has a Familycoordinator, USAG- Readiness GroupRC. “We planned this “We had a good, all– event, which is anevent with USAG- Easter egg hunt,”RC Fa m i l y a n d encompassing day of fun and said Lt. Col.Morale, Welfare and A l f re d Fr a n c i s , Excited children, faces painted and cotton candy in hand, greet the Easter bunny during theRecreation, USAG- that’s what it’s all about.” Headquarters BOSS Easter egg hunt in Stewart Field on USAG-Casey March 22. — U.S. Army Photo By JimCasey Community Lt. Col. Alfred Francis, and Headquarters CunninghamA c t i v i t y C e n t e r, Company, 304thUn i t e d S e r v i c e s commander, Headquarters and Si g n a l Ba t t a l i o nOrganization, USAG- commander. “This Headquarters Company, 304thCasey Library, BOSS ye a r we d e c i d e dSoldiers and BOSS Signal Battalion to make it a littlefunds paid for all the different andfood along with FMWR funds. Logistics incorporate the Kwang Myung Orphanageand games for the children also were into our Easter egg hunt and there arefurnished by FMWR.” roughly 90 orphans here today.” Festivities began with a welcome from Other activities at the event includedJames Richardson, USAG-Casey deputy face painting, a cookout, and a certificate ofgarrison commander, followed by an appreciation for USAG-Stanley Commissaryintroduction to activities by Gonzalez. Store Manager Jessica Crowl. The highlights of the festivities were Crowl said the commissary was happyface painting, egg dyeing, a barbecue and to sponsor the Easter egg hunt and werea dog show provided by 55th Military donating gift certificates that were part of aPolice. Jumping castles were provided by raffle held at the event.the service division of FMWR, Gonzalez During his speech to those assembled, Francissaid. “Family Readiness Groups and the thanked the commissary for donating food andPear Blossom Cottage helped with the face goods, and the Camp Stanley Department ofpainting, stuffing the plastic eggs with prizes Housing for supplying the inflatable castles.and boiling 1,600 hard-boiled eggs and “I want to thank everyone for coming out todecorating 120 eggs.” the 304th Easter egg hunt,” Francis said. ‘We had A young boy from the Kwang Myung orphanage looks on as he gets a face painting by a “The CAC provided the logistics for a good all encompassing day of fun.” family member of the 304th Signal Battalion at the Easter egg hunt on Camp Stanley Marchtoday’s event,” said Sally Hall, USAG-Casey 22.— U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Alun Thomas.
    • MARCH 28, 2008 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 9 http://yongsan.korea.army.milManagers prep for NSPS pay pool‘Fair, equitable treatment’ goalof new pay-for-performance systemby David McNally for employees to write self assessments forUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs the interim review and the annual review.” Wiggins said the self assessment is YONGSAN GARRISON — Across not mandatory, but not submitting oneU.S. Forces Korea, more civilian employees may reflect on the NSPS employee’s finalare entering the National Security Personnel payout.System. The new “pay-for-performance” “We had some really good training,” saidsystem was designed as a replacement to the USAG-Yongsan Pay Pool Manager Donold civil service system. Moses. Moses is also the deputy garrison The new pay system requires a Garrison commander. “The key will be to have apay panel to evaluate and rate each NSPS successful ‘mock’ pay pool.”employee’s performance at the end of A mock pay pool allows pay poolthe year. The results of the panel are members to review self assessments andrecommendations to the pay pool manager supervisor’s ratings in a practice panel. Panelfor how much, if any, salary increase and members vote as they would during an actualbonus will be paid out to the employee. pay pool and get an opportunity to see howU.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan has about the process will work.50 civilian employees who entered NSPS The garrison pay pool members are theNov. 11, 2007. directors of Human Resources; Logistics; Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation; and Carrie Wiggins (standing), Civilian Personnel Advisory Center lead NSPS specialist, teaches a two-day “Our goal is fair and equitable treatment pay pool management class at the Dragon Hill Lodge March 13-14. — U.S. Army Photo By David Mc-of all employees in distinguishing among the chiefs of Public Affairs and Safety. Nallylevels of performance and pay,” said Kenneth “Because this is a new process, this couldStark, Civilian Personnel Advisory Center be time-intensive,” Wiggins said. “For 50 and what progress is being made toward recommendations. The NSPS employeechief. employees, the pay pool may have to be their successful completion.” has the right to appeal their performance Members of the Garrison pay pool, along sequestered for a up to a week.” Smart objectives are the agreed- rating to the Performance Review Authority.with 18th Medical Command, AFN Korea, Wiggins said each NSPS employee’s upon standards linked to an employee’s Under USAG-Yongsan rules, the PRA is theUSFK and 8th U.S. Army managers, met rating will be reviewed by the pay pool organizational mission. The objectives are garrison commander.at Dragon Hill Lodge March 13-14 for against a set of performance indicators. “results-focused.” The CPAC will offer “We’re keeping our NSPS employeesextensive training on pay pool structure, Moses said he wants Garrison NSPS classes on writing smart objectives April 18 informed and educated,” said Garrison Payrules and roles. employees to take all available online and May 29. Pool Administrator Bob Clifton. “NSPS employees need to keep track training, like NSPS 101 and the iSuccess Pay pool members must complete NSPS Clifton said the garrison panel will meetof their accomplishments throughout the course. supervisor and pay pool management mid-May to conduct a mock pay pool.rating cycle,” said Carrie Wiggins, Area II “It is vital that everyone understands the training. Members also sign nondisclosure The actual pay pool will conduct panelCivilian Personnel Advisory Center lead implications of the new pay system,” he agreements. All pay pool proceedings meetings Nov. 17-21 resulting in the firstNSPS specialist, and instructor for the said. “Supervisors and employees need to are confidential. The pay pool manager USAG-Yongsan payout for performancetraining. “Under this pay system, it is critical communicate about their smart objectives has the authority to override panel Jan. 6, 2009.Garrison seeks improvement through strategic planning by David McNally Army installations to support readiness and USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs “We have to bridge the gap mission execution and to provide equitable services and facilities, optimize resources, K-16 AIR BASE — Garrison officials met from today to whenever this sustain the environment and enhance the March 18 at the K-16 Community Activity timeline is and provide unin- well-being of the military community.” Center for a day-long strategic planning terrupted customer support, Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall told the group about upcoming challenges conference. More than 30 managers and key employees discussed the road ahead and how which is predictable, efficient with the Yongsan Relocation Plan. to continue to provide quality services. and effective.” “We have to bridge the gap from today The purpose of the event was to increase to whenever this timeline is and provide team building, look at better business Col. Dave Hall uninterupted customer support, which is practices, review the Garrison strategic Garrison Commander predictable, efficient and effective,” Hall plan and view the feedback from the Army on Yongsan Relocation Plan said. Communities of Excellence team visit from Hall praised the team for their efforts November 2007. to make USAG-Yongsan a great Army “We want your participation,” said method to gather people’s ideas. Each community. Garrison Deputy Commander Don Moses. person wrote down their responses on a Last April, the garrison conducted a “The pace never slows. Your time is valuable yellow stick-it pad and stuck it to the wall similar off-site strategic planning conference. and so is your participation.” anonymously. The results from that meeting ended up in The group discussed Microsoft Outlook “The silent brainstorming session has a the 2007 Army Communities of Excellence strategies, looking for ways to use the couple of advantages,” Witkowski said. “It submission. The Army selected USAG- program more effectively to schedule allows everyone equal input into the analysis Yongsan as one of four garrisons worldwide meetings, track tasks and use rules to and it also gives a sense of anonymity because to compete for the ACOE title. The top prize manage e-mail. people aren’t afraid of giving input.” in the contest is $2 million. “We also talked about strengths, Witkowski said after they put their ideas After reviewing the feedback from last weaknesses, opportunities and challenges,” on the wall, the moderator combined them year’s evaluation team visit, Barry Robinson, said Chet Witkowski, USAG-Yongsan into groups and came up with four or five plans, analysis and integration chief, told the management analyst. “This is a standard similar themes. group that Yongsan still has a good chance method of identifying the way ahead in “We were able to gauge the magnitude of to win.Deputy Garrison Commander Don Moses ad- corporate America.” the input from the participants,” Witkowski “Even though we are one of the bestdresses more than 30 managers and key employ- Witkowski broke the group up into four said. “It allowed us to concentrate our efforts garrisons in the Army, we still need to lookees March 18 at the Garrison Off-site StrategicPlanning Conference. — U.S. Army Photo By Da- teams to tackle each area during the exercise. on what matters most.” at the way ahead and plan improvements,”vid McNally He used a unique “silent brainstorming” The mission of the garrison is “to manage Robinson said.
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 10http://yongsan.korea.army.mil AREA II THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Community plans events to honor military children Furniture Store Closed The Army and Air Force Exchange Ser- vice Furniture Store on South Post will be closed Monday-Thursday for repairs. The store will remodeled with new flooring. Selected sale promotion items for next week will be placed in the Main Exchange to minimize customer impact. 3rd annual baby shower highlights month’s activities USAG-Y Public Affairs guidance they need to grow into healthy, children survive and thrive in the changing Youth Baseball Umpires Needed well-adjusted adults,” Rice said. world. Call 738-5150 to register. Baseball umpires for the upcoming youth sports season are needed, and a clinic for YONGSAN GARRISON — April The “April Showers Baby Shower” is for Stress and Anger Management April 2: interested umpires is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is Child Abuse Prevention Month and expecting parents and parents with infants From 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Community Saturday at the 1st Replacement Center. the Month of the Military Child, and under 2 months old. This event will feature Services Building, Room 226. The class Score keepers are also needed. For infor- the Army Community Service Family gifts, games, a presentation on Shaken focuses on stress and anger management mation, contact Mark White at 738-3127. Advocacy Program has planned several Baby Syndrome, and other educational techniques. Rice said people who manage events to celebrate military children. information. Call 738-5151 to sign up. their anger have better relationships, Audie Murphy JROTC Scholarship “We need to remain committed to Other highlights of the month’s health and more occupational success. Call Audie Murphy Junior ROTC scholarships activities: 738-5150 to sign up. creating healthy families and communities are available to high school seniors who in which to raise our children,” said Margaret Family Fun Walk and Run April 5: Wee Play Playgroup April 2, 16, 23, are JROTC members. The deadline to apply is Thursday. See your high school Rice, family advocacy specialist. Starts at 9 a.m. at Collier Field House and 30: From 10-11:30 a.m. at the School Age counselor for scholarship applications. The “kick-off” event is a “parent pledge” will feature prizes and giveaways. Safety Services Building, Bldg. 4211 on South awareness outreach 3-6 p.m. April 4 at vests are required for all participants. Post. Designed for children 6 weeks old to Texas Aggie Muster the Main Exchange. “The ACS FAP team Play Works Playgroup April 1, 8, 3 years old and their parents to play, build Texas “Aggie” informal potluck and pro- will be joined by face painters and balloon 15, 22, 29: From 10-11:30 a.m. at the supportive relationships and grow. gram starts at noon April 19 at Yong- artists to treat our military children to Hannam Village ACS Outreach Center in Breastfeeding Class April 17: From 6-8 san South Post Picnic Areas 1 and 2. some extra fun,” Rice said. Bldg. 6107. Designed for children 6 weeks p.m. at the U.S. Army Hospital-Yongsan. Contact Lt. Col. Jon Woodcock at jon. old to 3 years old and their parents to play, Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding, One of the featured events is the third woodcock@yahoo.com for more informa- annual Comunity Baby Shower April 12. build supportive relationships and grow. breastfeeding positions and techniques, tion and to RSVP. “This is a critical part of our celebration “Becoming a Love & Logic Parent for common concerns of breastfeeding and ACS Classes of Child Abuse Prevention Month,” 0-12 Year Olds” April 22, 29 and May 6 more. Call 738-5151 to enroll. Army Community Service offers classes Rice said. “We strive to recognize the and 8: From 6-8 p.m. in Bldg. 4106, Room Helping to sponsor events are the ranging from learning Korean to discov- importance of parenting, as well as the 205. A four-week parenting workshop that American Forces Spouses Club, Child ering Seoul. Following are free classes joy and challenges we face when providing will empower families by providing parents and Youth Services, and the Zeta Phi Beta scheduled in April: our infants and children with love and with the skills and resources to help their Sorority Inc. English as a second language: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. The classes are designed to assist foreign-born de- pendents of U.S. Servicemembers look- Garrison holds appreciation day for Korean policemen ing to improve English language skills. by Pvt. Lee Min-hwi gratitude for their service. He recognized garrison for the first time, said, “Unlike my Korean language class: Learn to read USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs them as key members of the United States- anticipation that there would only be Army basic Korean letters and learn Korean Republic of Korea Alliance. “You make a facilities, I realized that there are also many phrases to improve your cultural experi- YONGSAN GARRISON — They stand difference,” he said. “You are part of the cultural facilities in the Garrison. I feel like ence in Yongsan. Classes are held Tues- alliance, and part of our team.” I am in a different country.” outside the gates, helping to protect Yongsan day and Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. Pre- Garrison and community members. Sixty After a watching a video presentation The KNP Appreciation Day is part of the enrollment is required. Seoul Secrets Korean food discovery: Korea National Police officers got to see on the U.S.-ROK alliance and the Yongsan U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor Program Learn Korean food names, discuss res- what it looks like behind the gates they Relocation Plan, the KNP toured the South designed to strengthen relationships between taurant etiquette, and eat in a local Kore- guard during the KNP Appreciation Day and Main Post and had lunch with U.S. local and military communities throughout an restaurant touted as a “hidden secret” March 17. Soldiers at the Three Kingdoms’ Inn Dining Korea. by community members. The class is 10 “We know your job is not easy,” Don Facility. A n C h a n g - s i n , U S A G - Yo n g s a n a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9. Moses, U.S. Army Yongsan-Garrison deputy “I was surprised by the choices of food community relations officer, said, “We hold Seoul Secrets Transportation 101: commander, told the policemen. “You are you can choose at the dining facility, and this day quarterly to show the community’s Learn about the multitude of transporta- the food was also great,” said Pvt. Oh Hae- appreciation for their hard work in protecting out there 24-7, no matter what the weather. tion choices Seoul has to offer to include You are always on guard, and we really sung, of the Seoul Special Mobile Police. “It the safety of its members.” the subway, express buses and local bus- es. The class is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16. appreciate what you do.” was a nice experience to actually hear from Visit the garrison Web site at http:// Sponsorship training: Are you a unit Mo s e s p re s e n t e d c e r t i f i c a t e s o f American Soldiers.” yongsan.korea.army.mil for more Good trainer looking for a class that offers train- appreciation to some of the officers as Pfc. Chun Ho-Seung, visiting the Neighbor stories. ing in a unique and motivating manner? Schedule your next sponsorship training class at 738-7186. Fun running Solo in Seoul: An ACS “Hearts Apart” First Sgt. Darryl Wright (left), program designed to provide information U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan to Families of deployed or geographically Headquarters and Headquar- separated spouses in USAG-Yongsan. ters Company, and Mark A. The next event is 10:30 a.m. to noon April Smith, also of USAG-Yong- 17. san, finish the 5K Fun Run Operation Smooth Move: Gain tips and March 15 as part of National information about moving or learn about Nutrition Month activities. your new duty station. The next class is The run was sponsored by 1-2:30 p.m. April 25. the 18th Medical Command. The next Yongsan fun runs 1st Annual College Fair are April 5 and April 26. A Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc presents 10K road race is scheduled its first college fair noon to 4 p.m. April 19 for April 19. Call Collier Field at the Seoul American Elementary School House at 724-8466 for de- cafeteria. Event planners are looking for tails. — U.S. Army Photo By volunteers to represent their college, uni- Master Sgt. Desmond Smith versity or service academy. For informa- tion, e-mail rokdstcollegefair@hotmail. com or call 010-3125-0466.
    • MARCH 28, 2008 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 11 http://yongsan.korea.army.milArmy Family Team Building holds Korean-language seminarby Cpl. Im Jin-minUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Strongfamilies are the pillar of support behindstrong Soldiers, and thanks to Yongsan’sArmy Family Team Building Program,helping families has crossed culturaldivides. AFTB is a series of classes led by volunteerinstructors that provides training andknowledge to Army family members tohelp them understand Army life. Yongsanholds sessions in the Korean language, andis planning one in Spanish in May. “The AFTB helps military spouses andfamilies to be self-sufficient,” said Reta Mills, Hong Sook-hee, an Army Family Team Building master trainer, explains the Army rank structure to a class of Korean spouses. — U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. ImAFTB coordinator for USAG-Yongsan. “It Jin-minenables families to have tools to supportthemselves while the Soldier is on mission. communities, according the AFTB mission such as military customs and courtesies, when I had a question about my child’sAFTB programs provide educate designed to statement. AFTB Level I classes focus on the basic military benefits and entitlements, education, the instructor had difficultyprepare Army families to move successfully basic skills and knowledge needed to live community resources, children’s education understanding what I truly wanted to know.into the future.” the military life. Level II allows participants and financial issues. This class was short but is a huge benefit and Seven Korean spouses gathered March to grow into community leaders. Level III “I believe the primary motive of holding very exciting.”19 and 20 at the Army Community Service inspires and mentors others into leadership such a class is to increase dialogue and Wee Sun-sook, another Soldier spouse,center to learn the basic skills and knowledge roles. understanding between couples, a process said she now felt confident about managingof military life during a two-day course. Hong, a Korean spouse herself, said there that can lead to a healthy relationship,” domestic affairs. “This year we plan on having AFTB Level are many who live on post who don’t know Hong said. “And recently, many of the “It’s great to sit around with others1 classes in Korean on a quarterly basis,” how to take full advantage of the benefits spouses revealed that now when they go with whom we can share information,”said Hong Sook-hee, a volunteer AFTB available to them. back home, they will feel more supportive she said.master trainer. “It targets spouses new to “Clearly we receive many more questions to their husbands and children.” The next Korean AFTB course will bethe Army.” from the part of the spouses when the class is Kang Eun-kyung traveled from the offered in July, Hong said. Spanish-speaking AFTB contributes to the Army mission given in their own language,” she said. Uijoengbu area to attend the seminar. spouses may also take classes in May.by educating and training the Army family During the class, the spouses learned “I had taken an AFTB course last year, For more information on AFTB, callto be self-sufficient leaders within their and shared information on various topics, but it was in English,” Kang said. “So even 738-3617.Seminars arm parents, kids for successful school transitionsby Kenneth Fidler know how it’s going to work when they walk and school transitions. two or three years.USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs into their new school.” “U.S. Forces Korea is aware of the “When you move them, they can feel like That underscored the importance of concerns of both parents and students, and they are behind,” said Earl, an Army spouse YONGSAN GARRISON – Donna Earl why she and her Military Child Education brought trainers from the Military Child and “military brat” who has raised two boystold everyone to write down three things Coalition team were here: to give parents Education Coalition to Korea to share who changed school nine times.they can’t live without every day. It was an tips to help ease school transition issues for information, strategies and high quality “We want them to feel like they have theirexercise in capturing what is important to military children. resources with parents to assist them in their game on so they are not so apprehensive forone’s daily ritual. The Military Child Education Coalition role as their child’s best advocate,” said Chad the next move,” she said. Those yellow stickies went into a box. is a nonprofit organization that promotes Lucy, coordinator for the USFK Partner in During her presentation, she emphasized Then they went into the trash. partnerships and provides for networking Education program. that providing children predictability is the What was thought to be the beginning of military installations and their supporting A team of three MCEC trainers toured key to helping with school transition.of a brainstorming exercise in good ideas school districts, according to its mission Korea last week to give insight into transition “What our kids want is predictability,”to help military children transition during statement. Its focus is to address transition issues and explain resources available to Earl said. “And that’s not that things aremoves turned into a reality check. and other educational issues related to the parents and students. the same. It’s knowing what’s ahead. So, as “That is what we do to our kids when we military-connected child, including active During a seminar March 17 at Yongsan, parents, the way we provide predictabilitymove,” Earl said. “We basically take away duty, National Guard, and Reserves. Earl said military families worldwide have for our children is to do a lot of researchtheir friends and extended support system, The program was called Parent-to-Parent about 800,000 children in kindergarten and get involved.”loss of structure in their lives. They no longer because the trainers are parents of military through 12th grade. The average military Parents are the best role models and children and have experienced many moves child attends seven schools and moves every mentors for their children, Earl emphasized. Successful transitions lead to increased problem-solving skills, able and confident Tips for a successful school transition learners, resiliency, and optimistic outlook. The enduring theme during the parent-to-parent workshops was If they can’t read on or above grade level, they’re going to fall “Where they learn to be resilient is from to promote predictability and conduct plenty of research on your behind and struggle in other courses. If they are a little bit behind their parents,” she said. “They see you child’s new school when planning for a move. Following are some when you move or they miss something, they’re going to have exploring, you getting excited, you talking tips from the MCEC to help prepare for a smooth school move: a harder time catching up. But if they have that strong reading about all the things there are to do in the background, they’ll be OK. When they get to middle and high new locations, you solving those (transition) Community involvement school, they need to learn to read critically. So it’s important to problems. They basically learn to take the “This piece is important, because they need to become part make reading a part of your daily life at home.” lemons and make lemonade.” She also of their community. But the other reason is because many explained that statistically the common high schools are requiring service-learning to graduate. They Be involved in your child’s education factor among children who are National may move to a school district that requires volunteer service. “You want to be involved in their education. Children whose Merit scholars was eating dinner with their Sometimes it’s significant, up to 300 hours. Get them used to parents are involved in their education stay in school longer and families. “It’s not so much the eating, but it’s doing that sort of thing and it’s part of their lives so it doesn’t achieve more both socially and academically. That’s a research the discussion they have,” Earl said. “It can feel like a burden when they get older.” fact. Being involved in their education doesn’t mean you have be at any time to keep communication open. to be volunteering at school. Some of you work full time. It You are talking about that project, you’re Develop strong readers can be going over homework at home, sitting at dinner and talking about how they felt about something “Children spend the first three years of school learning to talking about what’s going on at school, knowing what their they just presented in school. That’s a really read. From third grade on, they are learning through reading. assignments are.” important piece, and statistics show that it is an incredible benefit to your child.”
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 12http://yongsan.korea.army.mil AREA II THE MORNING CALM PAID ADVERTISINGWarm weathersafety considerationsM arch 22 was the first day of roller skating, rollerblading or operating Spring, so it’s safe to say that a motorcycle or moped, a high-visibility warmer weather will be with us retro-reflective vest (bright colors for day andfor a while now. Many of us will no doubt reflective for night) will be worn. Reflectivetake advantage of the many activities that belts, arm bands or sleevelets may not beour community has to offer. used in lieu of reflective vests. If wearing a We’ll see more joggers and bicycles on our backpack, the vest must be worn over thestreets, which means we all need to tune up backpack.our safety antennae and make sure that we allwork together to keep our streets, sidewalks Individual joggingand common areas safe for everyone. The safety of joggers or runners is U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Policy an individual responsibility. Joggers areLetter 10-1 spells out community safety rules pedestrians and must observe the samefor joggers, bicycles, precautions as thoseskateboards, roller who are walkingblades, motorcycles “Many accidents and when crossingand mopeds. Anyone r o a d s . Tr a f f i ccan download this incidents are easily signals and stoppolicy letter from the preventable by taking signs will be obeyedGarrison Web site and pedestrianat http://yongsan. simple precautions. crosswalks will bekorea.army.mil/sites/ Safety is always one of used when crossingabout/policies.html. roads. Joggers will One important our most enduring avoid the use of theaspect of this missions.” main streets and runpolicy states that in single file to theheadphones, maximum extentearphones, and handheld cell phones possible. Joggers willwill not be used when operating motorcycles, use jogging paths or sidewalks where availablemopeds, bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, or run on the far-left side of the road, facingor when running or jogging. It’s all about traffic, when jogging paths or sidewalks arekeeping you and others safe. not available. Challenging or obstructing Here are some important highlights of vehicular traffic is forbidden. Joggers shouldthis policy: yield the right of way to vehicular traffic.Protective equipment Skateboards and skating All personnel are required to wear the The MWR Skate Park in the Family Funfollowing protective equipment while Park is the only approved and Garrison-operating or riding as a passenger on a sponsored area designated for skateboards PAID ADVERTISINGmotorcycle/moped on USAG-Yongsan and roller-blades. Other authorized areas areInstallations: A properly fastened approved parking lots within housing areas; unoccupiedhelmet that meets Department of open areas, such as basketball courts, unusedTransportation standards; eye protection parking lots, and paved playgrounds; and(clear goggles or a face shield attached to the parking lots after facilities have closed forhelmet); full-fingered gloves, long trousers, the day.long-sleeved shirt or jacket, and leather boots Parents, please talk to your children aboutor over the ankle shoes. playing safe. Many accidents and incidents are easily preventable by taking simpleReflective vests precautions. Safety is always one of our most When jogging, bicycling, skateboarding, enduring missions. u http://yongsan.korea.army.mil S yo NEW n use for more stories, activities ca calendars, and garrison info
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    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 14 NEWShttp://imcom.korea.army.mil THE MORNING CALMBridging the gap: Providing for accompanyingdependents after their sponsor leaves KoreaCapt. Kevin S. Cox privileges available to the Soldier. These are not always avoidable. In most cases can still self-extend registration in theLegal Office include, among other things, access to duty the immigration office will not contact BIDS system by providing this required free goods in the Post Exchange (PX) and an applicant if a form is incomplete, or documentation. An extension will be Families do matter, and the Army the Commissary. This visa expires upon improperly filled out. This undesirable granted for up to one year or the expirationcontinues to grapple with the complex the Soldier’s PCS from Korea, having the situation is also easily avoidable; fill the of the dependent’s ID card, whichevercircumstances presented by the increasing practical effect of leaving the dependent in forms out completely and correctly. For comes first.desire of dependents to accompany the Korea illegally. assistance, contact Army Community Access to the installation ensures aforce in Korea. United States Forces To avoid this situation, the Soldier Services , which is an indispensible resource dependent access to vital services likeKorea has covered considerable ground and dependent should contact the nearest in navigating the seemingly endless medical, dental, and legal. Dependents aretoward meeting the needs of dependents Immigration Office and obtain a 90-day immigration maze. Three times a month entitled to the same services as when theythroughout the peninsula, yet the fact tourist visa, allowing the dependent to (first, second, and third Friday), each at a were accompanied by the Soldier. However,remains that Area I is a dependent restricted remain in Korea legally for an additional different installation (Casey, Red Cloud, access to duty-free items in the Postarea, and few Soldiers receive command three months. Although a dependent could and Stanley, respectively), ACS conducts Exchange and the Commissary is slightlysponsored assignments. certainly obtain the visa after the Soldier excellent workshops to help applicants fill more complicated, as unaccompanied Despite considerable progress in has left the country, fees may be incurred out the visa paperwork. If a proper visa family members are not generally entitledproviding vital resources to non-command by those who are in Korea illegally for any application is submitted, the additional access to duty free goods. A dependent cansponsored dependents, this classification period of time. These fees are easily avoided three months in Korea provided by the request an exception through the Installationcontinues to carry relevant restrictions, and by visiting the immigration office prior to tourist visa should provide amble time for Ration Control Office , but exceptions arethese families will inevitably have access to being in the country illegally, and in some an applicant to receive the U.S. visa and seldom approved, and are generally limitedfewer resources and less support than those cases, these fees may be waived through reunite with his/her spouse. to situations where the dependent isserving command sponsored tours. consultation with immigration personnel. In addition to ensuring a dependent pregnant or has physical custody of small This already challenging arrangement Check out http://www.immigration.go.kr/ has continued legal presence in the ROK, children. The RCO will forward requestsbecomes significantly more so when Soldiers indeximmeng.html for more information continued access to the installation should be with supporting documentation to USFKPCS and leave their foreign spouses behind on immigration, or to find the Immigration arranged. Dependents gain access to USFK J1-Data Management.with no knowledge of whether they can Office nearest you. military installations and facilities through It is an unfortunate set of circumstances,retain their benefits, or how to go about This extension is a short-term solution registration in the Biometric Identification to be sure, but dependents that finddoing so. The solution requires equal which provides the dependent some extra System . However, BIDS registration expires themselves unaccompanied in Korea whileparts education and prudence; this article time to wait out the processing of their upon a sponsoring Soldier’s DEROS date. awaiting their permanent U.S. visa can andprovides the education, the Soldier and permanent U.S. visa. Once again, a little To avoid this, prior to PCSing the Soldier should have access to virtually everythingspouse need only supply the prudence. prudence will go a long way in avoiding should contact the local Pass and ID Office they need during this gap. There is, however, The first challenge is ensuring that the this time gap all together. Immediately after to request an extension in the BIDS system no sound solution for those Soldiers anddependent can remain in Korea legally. marriage, start the visa process! Compliance for any dependent that must remain in dependents that perpetually procrastinateNon-Korean dependents of U.S. Army with USFK Reg. 600-240 is half the battle; Korea. 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    • MARCH 28, 2008 CHAPLAIN IMCOM-K • PAGE 15 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Area II Worship Schedule How to live beyond the limits Protestant Services Collective Sunday 0800 Memorial Ch. (Communion) Chaplain (Maj.) Raymond A. Robinson Jr. created us to be. Sunday 0930 121 Hospital Chapel Brigade Chaplain, 2d Combat Aviation Brigade First of all, we have to rediscover our purpose. Sunday 0930 Hannam Village Chapel Each of us has been uniquely shaped by God to (Korean) Limits are a part of life. Some limits protect. fulfill a purpose, and God expects a return on His Sunday 1000 South Post Chapel Sunday 1000 multi Purpose Trng Facility Some limits restrict. There are consequences when investment. (Relying on Christ in Korea) you exceed the limits. When you do it the wrong To find your purpose consider what He has said Sunday 1030 K-16 Chapel way, you suffer. When you do it the right way, you in His Word concerning you, the gifts and talents Sunday 1100 Hannam Village Chapel get satisfaction. Speed limits are a good thing set for that He has given you, the thing for which you have Sunday 1100 Camp Stanley Chapel Sunday 1200 South Post Chapel (Gospel) our protection. When we violate them, we run the passion, the temperament of your personality, and the KATUSA Thursday 1830 CRC Memorial Chapel risk of injury to self or others. Maximum weight life experiences that you’ve gone through. KCFA 2nd Tues. 1145 Memorial Chapel limits on airplanes are These things are a 3rd Tues. 1145 Memorial Chapel a good thing because window into your unique Catholic Mass Sunday 0800 South Post Chapel they ensure a plane’s “And the question that each of us has to purpose. But then listen safe operation. We can for that still small voice Sunday Sunday 1130 1700 Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel ask is, ‘Am I living up to my purpose and exceed these limits and from God that He speaks Mon./Thrus./ be successful, but the potential?’ The good news is that we can. to you in prayer regarding Fri. 1205 Memorial Chapel question is at what cost what He wants you to do. Tues./Wed. 1205 121 Hospital Chapel We can live beyond the limits and be what 1st Sat. 0900 Memorial Chapel and if it’s sustainable. When you find it, then Jewish There are other God created us to be.” you have purpose and Friday 1900 South Post Chapel limits in life which are peace. Distictive Faith Group Services: restrictive, debilitating, But then we need to act Chaplain (Maj.) Raymond A. Robinson Jr. Episcopal and counterproductive. to position our self to live Brigade Chaplain, 2d Combat Aviation Brigade Sunday 1000 Memorial Chapel I’m talking about those beyond the limits. What United Pentecostal limits that we or others are the steps? (1) Self Sunday 1330 Memorial Chapel have placed on us that assessment – take stock Later Day Saints & Church of Christ: Call 738-3011 for information have told us, “You are no good. You could never in where you are and what has gotten you there. (2) amount to anything. You can only go so far. Nobody Proper Alignment – surround yourself with people USAG -Yongsan Chaplains would ever want you.” who are going where you want to go; (3) Preparation Chaplain (Lt.Col.) James P. King (Staff Chaplain), It’s a tragedy, but many of us spend our days living – acquire the skill sets necessary to position yourself james.p.king@korea.army.mil, DSN 738-3009 unfulfilled lives that don’t mirror our potential. I’m for success; (4) Perspective – realize that success is not not just talking about people in poverty, I’m also measured by the size of your financial portfolio, but Chaplain (Maj.) Adolph G. DuBose, talking about people living successful, yet unfulfilled by your fulfillment of your purpose; and (5) Courage adolph.g.dubose@korea.army.mil, DSN 738-4043 lives. And the question that each of us has to ask and tenacity – be who God has called you to be; act in Chaplain (Maj.) Leo Mora Jr. (Family Life Chaplain), is, “Am I living up to my purpose and potential?” a manner consistent with His will and leave the results leo.mora@korea.army.mil, DSN 736-3018 The good news is that we can. with Him. When we do these things, we position We can live beyond the limits and be what God ourselves for Living Life Beyond the Limits!
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 16http://imcom.korea.army.mil FEATURE THE MORNING CALM Seoul H I K I N G U P TO Tower by David McNally USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — As spring weather brings blossoms, greenery and warmer temperatures to Korea, the opportunity to get out and discover the local scenery has never been better. Seoul’s skyline is unique because of a landmark tower sitting atop Nam Mountain in the city’s center. Nam Mountain is commonly referred to by its Korean name, “Namsan.” Seoul Tower, built in 1969, was first opened to the public in 1980. Visitors can ride a cable car up the mountain to reach the tower or hike up a challenging staircase on the mountain’s western slope. The tower, built in 1969, originally opened to the public in 1980. However, the facility received extensive renovations in 2005 and is now a must-see tourist attraction for visitors to Seoul. On a clear day, visitors can see for miles. Seoul Tower is 777 feet tall. The observation deck rotates slowly to give a complete view of the city. There is also a restaurant above the observation deck. Two high-speed elevators whisk visitors to the top and back. Seoul Tower is also home to an underground aquarium, World Folk Museum, Fantasy Land and a 3D theater. Visitors can ride a cable car to the tower, take a bus or taxi, drive or hike. Next to the Namsan Public Library at the base of the western slope there is a park with eateries and small zoo. The path to the staircase starts here. The stairs wind through the forest and up the side of the mountain. Along the way, there are plenty of benches for rest and relaxation. An easier way to get up Namsan is the cable car, but the hike offers good exercise. Another option is Seoul City Bus No. 2. or a drive up the east road. Hours for the tower observatory are 9 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., (Top) Seoul Tower, built in but ticket sales stop at midnight. There is a nominal fee for 1969, was first opened to the adults and discounts for children to visit the observation deck. public in 1980. Visitors can Korea offers many things to do throughout the year. A visit ride a cable car up the moun- to Seoul Tower on a clear spring day is a chance to see the city tain to reach the tower or hike in a unique and breathtaking way. up a challenging staircase on the mountain’s western slope. (Left) Once you climb to the mountaintop and take the ele- vator to the observation deck, your hard work is paid off with a spectacular view of the city. On a clear day, you can see for miles. (Far left) One way up to the top of Namsan is the western staircase. The hike through the forest is beautiful, but chal- lenging as you climb hundreds and hundreds of stairs. — U.S. Army Photos By David McNally
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 18http://imcom.korea.army.mil EVENTS THE MORNING CALM –USAG-Y– Women’s Intramural Volleyball League Falcons vs Medcom 28-26, 24-16, 18-16 Embassy vs Navy 18-25, 17-25 Seoul Sis vs Embassy 25-27, 25-18, 15-17 Standings Falcons 1-0 Navy 1-0 Embassy 1-1 18th Med 0-1 Seoul Sisters 0-1 Men’s Intramural Volleyball League Embassy vs Falcons 12-25, 19-25 CJ3 vs Afelm 25-17, 24-26, 15-11 1st Sig vs 18th Med 19-25, 25-17, 15-7 Honor Gd vs 8th Army 25-14, 25-17 Embassy vs CJ3 11-25, 19-25 8th Army vs 18th Med 19-25, 20-25 Falcons vs Honor Gd 25-17, 25-20 1st Sig vs Afelm 0-1, 0-1 Sig For 1st Sig vs HG 0-1, 0-1 Standings Falcons 2-0 CJ3 2-0 Honor Guard 2-1 Afelm 1-1 18th Med 1-1 Embassy 0-2 8th Army 0-2 1st Sig 1-2 Upcoming Sports Events 5K Fun Run April 5, 9:30 a.m. at Collier 5K Fun Run April 12, 9:30 a.m. at Collier 18th Annual Pacificwide Men’s & Women’s Softball Tournament May 23-26 at the 4 Plex located on Lombardo Field. Teams from throughout Pacific with several local teams will compete in this three day round the clock tournament. Opening Ceremony will take plae May 23, 8:30 a.m. on softball field #1 with the first game commenc- ing at 9:30 a.m. The Yongsan community is invited to the opening ceremony and the Me- morial Day weekend of high level of men’s and women’s softball. For Sports information contact theServicemembers have chance to win bike in ‘Ride Free’ contest Yongsan Sports Office at 738-8608 Special to The Morning Calm Weekly The Eagle. Selected Semi-Finalists will be required to attend the Camp Humphreys Independence Day celebration to compete in TV star Tichina Arnold handshake tour today “Wrap your fists around the drag-style handlebar and hang on a contest to determine the key order selection. The Semi-Finalistto a motorcycle that doesn’t know the meaning of enough.” that selects the key that starts the motorcycle will be the Grand MWR and Miller Brewing Company have teamed up to give Prize Winner. Semi-Finalists will be provided one night of lodgingone lucky Servicemember a chance to win a 2008 Harley-Davidson July 4th at the Camp Humphrey Lodge.Limited Edition XL 1200 Custom Sportster in the “Ride Free” All USFK ID card holder 18 years of age and above entrants Today:contest. will qualify to win Second Prize, gift certificates valued at $520. Camp Walker (PX) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m To enter, Active-Duty and SOFA status Reserve Component Second Prize will be selected at a random drawing of all receiptsServicemembers must legibly hand print their contact information received during contest promotional period. Kunsan AB (Loring Club) 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.(including rank) on the back of their receipt and place in a  Contest runs from April 1st to June 26th. Participating Armyspecially marked entry box located at participating Army MWR MWR facilities includes: bowling center, golf courses, clubs and Camp Humphreys (CAC) 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.facilities; or, listen to AFN The Eagle. A random drawing of one restaurants. For complete rules and regulations, please visit http://Semi-Finalist will be conducted at each Garrison and on AFN mwr.korea.army.mil
    • AREA IIIMarch 28, 2008 USAG-H • PAGE 21 http://imcom.korea.army.milHumphreys hosts successful‘Parent to Parent’ workshopby Stacy A. OuelletteUSAG-H Public Affairs Office USAG HUMPHREYS – More than30 servicemembers and military spousesattended a “Parent to Parent” workshopheld at the USAG Humphreys AmericanElementary School, March 18. The P2P program is sponsored by anonprofit organization, Military ChildEducational Coalition. It’s purpose is toassist parents with smoother educationrelated transitions for their school-agechildren. According to the MCEC Web site,the organization “identifies the challengesthat face the highly mobile military child,increases awareness of these challenges inmilitary and educational communities andinitiates and implements programs to meetthe challenges. (standing, right) Parent to Parent Program manager, Donna Earle, talks to a group of parents during her presentation at the P2P workshop held at “Parents are the best advocates for their Humphreys American Elementary School, March 18. Earle traveled across three installations to ensure all parents had the opportunity to attendchildren,” said Donna Earle, Parent to the workshop designed to provides tips on smoother transitions for military schoolchildren. — U.S. Army Photo By Stacy OuelletteParent program manager. “They gain the knowledge of the right “It’s not just the teacher who teaches USFK servicemembers and their families Missing out on these lessons could stuntquestions to ask and can develop better the child.” had this opportunity,” Earle said. a child’s educational growth.strategies for educational transitions,” “From a teacher’s stand point, I appreciate Until normal tours in the Republic of Out of 800,000 U.S. military children,Earle said. parents who come in very well informed Korea are three year command sponsored 75 percent of them attend public schools. “I’m really passionate about our children and want to know what is going on, who tours, we’ll continue to rotate on and off the The other 25 percent, half attendgetting the best education possible,” she communicate with me as much as I do with peninsula every one to two years. Department of Defense schools, while thesaid. them,” Meyer said. The P2P trained team has both personal other 12.5 percent are enrolled in private The two-hour presentation included To ensure all U.S. Forces Korea members and professional experts for attendees. schools or a home school programs, saidinformation and resources focusing on had the opportunity to participate, the Their focus is to ensure no military child Earle.transition issues impacting the parents of program was held at three garrison locations: is left behind based on the No Child Left A military child will transition to anotherschool-age children. Humphreys, Yongsan and Daegu. Behind Act of 2001 signed into law in by school seven times with transfers occurring Researched practical ideas, proven A few members from the Osan Air Base President George W. Bush, Feb. 8, 2002. every two three years.techniques and solid resources served as community traveled to the session hosted Coupling this with U.S. school systems As a military child, Earle transitionedthe backbone for the P2P presentation, at Humphreys. being state run programs, there are many through six schools in her childhood, whilecovering three key areas for successful “U.S. Forces Korea has really stepped up additional challenges for the mobile military her two sons had nine school changes.transitions addressing specific issues for to the plate to get our program to you. Our family. “When you don’t have the informationelementary, high school and college bound program is only located at 24 installations Curriculums and requirements are you need in advance, your children aren’tstudents. worldwide,” Earle said. different from state to state, making placed appropriately,” Earle said. “As a parent and a teacher I was interested “We’re kind of like a USO tour. Each transitions even tougher for military “What we want to do is provide our kidsabout finding out more about the program,” day we’re in a different city presenting our Families. with the smoothest transition so they aresaid Jennifer Meyer, Humphreys American information,” she said. Options of selecting schools are also appropriately placed as soon as they get toElementary School teacher. “USFK brought us over, which wasn’t limited depending on the time of transition. a school,” Earle said. “They gave a lot of good information originally included in our contract with the Critical subjects such as time, counting Visit www.militarychild.org for moreabout transitions for young kids, helping Department of the Army,” Earle said. money, cursive writing and calendar information about P2P, planning tools,them through the transition and being “Gen. Bell fought to have us come over comprehension only taught once in a helpful tips and other key information onadvocates for the kids,” Meyer said. here and fund the trip in order to ensure child’s life. educational transitioning. USAG Humphreys honors Women’s History Month(above) Sgt. 1st Class Rhonda M. Lawson (above) (L) Spc. Deborah L. Denney, a 249thwas the events guest speaker. The theme, MP Detachment paralegal specialist, and“Women’s Art: Women’s Vision.” (right) Pfc. Sgt. Janita Brunson, an HHC, USAG-H fuelWendy E. Terry, a 2nd CAB helicopter crew handler, take part in the event. (left) Warrantchief, also participated in the celebration. — Officer Laceie Washington, HSC, 602nd ASB,U.S. Army Photos By Im, Suk-chun performs a praise dance for the crowd.
    • USAG-H • PAGE 22www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA III THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Sexual Assault Awareness Month 15 ADA warfighters The Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office produces an outreach campaign to enhance aware- complete ness each year. The April 2008 Sexual Assault Awareness Month theme, “Prevent Sexual Assault: Ask! Act! Intervene!” con- centrates on the capability of every Service member to reduce sexual assault incidents by being proactive in ensuring the safety friends and co-workers. For more informa- combatives tion call Jocelynn M.P. Reyes-LaShier at Pfc. Dong Woo Kim, a KATUSA 753-7091: to sign up for events call 753- Soldier working in the 35th ADA 8401. Brigade’s motorpool, struggles to gain control over Pfc. Patty April 1, 8 - 9 a.m. - AFN radio show Good, the brigade’s command 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – PX Info Booth 1-3 p.m. – Proclamation signing at the group clerk, during the final Community Activity Center competition of the week-long level one combatives certifi- April 4, 9 - 11 p.m. – “Take Back the Night cation course March 17-21. Gate Watch” Fifteen soldiers completed the class that covered basic fighting April 7, 11 a.m. – Provider Grill SAAM Info techniques, combatives history Booth and the ability to instruct. – U.S. Army Photo By Pfc. Gretchen April 10, 10 a.m. to noon – MP Hill Gym Rape Aggressive Defense Workshop, call N. Goodrich ACS to sign up – 753-8401 April 14, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Red Dragon Info Booth April 18, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – ACS HAES enters global competition by Diane Hobler classroom “How Not to Date a Jerk” workshop, call ACS to sign up. USAG-HAES Librarian April 19, 8 – 10 a.m. – USAG-H MWR USAG HUMPHREYS — This month Gym “Soldier and Family Fun Run” call Humphreys American Elementary School ACS to sign up students participated in an exciting challenge April 21, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – 2nd CAB Din- called World Math Day. ing Facility SAAM Info Booth Students from 164 countries logged in to www.worldmathday.com and answered more April 25, 5:30 – 7:30 – ACS classroom than 100 million arithmetic problems. “May I Kiss You?” dating workshop, call With more than 75,000 of those ACS to sign up problems answered by HAES students, about 12,000 of those by one highly April 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Alaska Mining motivated young mathematician, fifth Company SAAM Info Booth grader Sung Yannacci. 35th Air Defense Artillery Now that’s a lot of math. Combatives Invitational When students logged in, they were 35th Air Defense Artillery’s first annual matched with other students from around Modern Army Combatives Invitational is the globe in a real time race to answer the (above) Third grade students Christina Durham, Julian Totten, and Rainah Adams enter their slated for April 5 in the Osan Physical Fit- most math problems correctly in 60 seconds. answers to math problems as quickly as they can on World Math Day. (below) These fifth grad- ness Center. Mandatory weigh-ins and Students earned a point for each correct ers are some of the HAES students who answered more than 1,000 problems correctly, back medical screening will be conducted April answer, and could move up through levels row: Bailey Cerino, Jacob Garcia, Ryan Smith, Alex Meyer, front row: Sung Yannacci, Joshua 4. Contact Command Sgt. Maj. James Carr from Raging Rookie to Human Calculator. Caluma, Anthony Tubon.– Photos By Diane Hobler at 783-5560 for more information. HAES kids really loved competing with they performed their mental arithmetic.This They get to keep on playing. Retirement Services Office other students from around the world. was not only great math practice, but also Why? Because they were the top two Information Luncheon In fact, some were so enthusiastic they great fun for the students. highest scoring classes at our school and they The Retirement Services Office will con- even logged on from home to spend more World Math Day is over, so most each won a free license to www.mathletics. duct an information luncheon at the time playing. Students could improve by students have to wait until next year to play com for the rest of this school year. Alaskan Mining Co., April 7 from 11 a.m. to increasing the number of problems answered again, but not Kate Prine’s fifth grade and Congratulations to our own human 1 p.m. correctly and increasing the speed with which Dinah Tague’s third grade. calculators. Earth Day Fun Run Students who got There will be a USAG Humphreys Earth Day Fun Run April 19. For more informa- tion call 753 7964. Free Bowling on Fridays 1,000+ correct Military in uniform can enjoy free bowling every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Humphreys Strike Zone and Long Bowling answers Centers. The snack bars will be open for Andy Horton, Joshua Caluma, Bailey your convenience. Call 754-5722 for more information. Cerino, Jacob Garcia, Alex Meyer, Ryan Smith, Anthony Tubon, Sung Yannacci, Please Send Us Stories and Photos Joshua Aulds, Felicia Lozinski, Kevin To submit info for publishing in The Morning Russell, Nate Brissette, Linwood Koonce, Calm Weekly, USAG Humphreys common Jiana Legaspi, Aubrey McMahan, John pages, call 754-6132, 8847 or 8598 -- or McMahan, Rainah Adams and Christina e-mail andre.butler@korea.army.mil. Durham
    • March 28, 2008 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 23 http://imcom.korea.army.mil35th celebrates St. Barbara’s Dayby Pfc. Gretchen N. Goodrich35th ADA Public Affairs Those inducted in The Order of the St. Barbara include: from Headquarters and Headquarters Bat- USAG HUMPHREYS — Air Defense tery, Majs. Sarah Small, Michael Sowa,Artillery Soldiers from across the Korean James Tolbert, Cpt. Richard Gorini, Mas-peninsula celebrated together at the 35th ter Sgts. Michael Forrest, Rodney Mat-Air Defense Artillery Brigade’s annual St. thews, Staff Sgts. Heath Dickson, StevenBarbara’s Day Ball at the officer’s club at Schmude, Jimmy Dixon and Jimmy Al-Osan Air Base, March 15. dridge -- from the 1st Battalion, 7th ADA, Unlike other balls, the St. Barbara’s Day Capts. Julianna Eum, Jeffrey Clark, Chris-event included Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil, Eighth topher Efaw, Gustavo Diaz, Chief WarrantU.S. Army commanding general, as the Officers Issac D. Smith, Robert Lopez,guest speaker, a Prisoner of War and Missing Sgt. 1st Class Michael Stewart, Staff Sgts.in Action tribute, music by the Eighth Army Ira B. Dove, and Jesus M. Gonzales --jazz band, a grog ceremony and an awards from 1st Battalion, 44th ADA, Cpts. Rob-ceremony. ert Ferryman, Idamaria Hillkjonaas, Gary The Order of the St. Barbara, which is Beckett, Lourdes Smith, Chief Warrantgiven to outstanding air defenders who have Officers Gregory Chacon, Celio Quinones,greatly contributed to the ADA branch, Sgts. 1st Class Ryan Vanschoonhooven,was awarded to various warfighters in the Daniel Hillburn, David Bass, Kevin Irwin,brigade. Staff Sgts. Christopher Vine and George The Molly Pitcher Award was awarded Babers.to the ladies who’ve actively supported ADASoldiers. The Molly Pitcher Award Fo l l ow i n g t h e a w a rd a n d c o i n winners include:presentation ceremonies, guests got the Distinguished Guest Donna Winzenreid,chance to participate in and enjoy an Maj. Michael J. Sowa, the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade intelligence officer, beams as he Hyon Ok Williams, Yvette Whitehead,evening filled with a number contests, music is awarded the Order of the St. Barbara by Col. James H. Dickinson, 35th Air Defense Artillery Gwendolyn Stryker and Ashley Harris.and dancing. Brigade commander. – Photo By Gretchen N. GoodrichEggstravaganza:Big hit at Humphreys, Area III An estimated 800 children and 500 adults gathered at Independence Park at USAG- Humphreys Saturday for the annual Egg- stravaganza Youth Festival. Activities includ- ed a 12,000-plus Egg & Toy Grab, Blow-Up Games, costumed characters, free food and a Baseball Jamboree. Children of Soldiers and Civilian Employees – both U.S. and Ko- rean – from Humphreys, Wonju, Osan and Suwon were invited to the annual celebra- tion which officially kicks off the Month of the Military Child, celebrates Easter and serves as Humphrey’s own version of the Korean Children’s Day holiday. (right) Chief Warrant Officer Jeremy Strong and son, Chandler, enjoy festivities with Chickie Chingu. Eas- ter Bunny, Ninja Turtle and Bulgogi (below) were also on hand. — Photos by Helen Chandler-Strong, Family and MWR Marketing
    • MARCH 28, 2008 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 25 www.imcom.korea.army.milNew bowling center opens at Camp Carroll G e n e r a l , I M C O M - Ko r e a Re g i o n , first Army facility world-wide to combine participated in the day’s event to congratulate a bowling center and a club,” said Kim. the community on the addition of its new “The lighting and projector systems are facility. “Back over here we have a gym you state-of-the-art. The restaurant will feature can’t find anywhere else in the world and a top-class dishes and we are planning to fine restaurant,” Aycock told the assembled provide different menus every day for the audience. “We also have a new community next two months.” Kim is also planning center coming up just over that wall. This various bowling programs in the future. is what you asked for; this is what IMCOM “Beginning this April we will hold bowling can deliver. You keep asking, we’ll keep competitions, tournaments and parties,” delivering,” he emphasized. said Kim. The facility was constructed entirely The all-you-can-eat lunch buffet, which with nonappropriated MWR funds. The includes soup, salad and beverage station, is total construction fee was approximately $9.75. Bowling fee is $2.25, and shoe rental $6 million. Samkye Construction Company is $1.50. The center is closed on Monday. Ltd. carried out the construction under Lunch buffet is provided Tuesday - Friday, contract with the U.S. engineers. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Bowling Center isCamp Carroll’s Bowling Center and Strike Zone Restaurant opened March 20. It features a Kim Chol-hwa, the acting manager of open Tuesday – Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.,12-lane bowling alley and a buffet restaurant. — U.S. Army Photos By Cpl. Jang Won-il the Camp Carroll Bowling Center, boasted Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., and 11 about the new achievement. “This is the a.m.-10 p.m. on Sunday.by Cpl. Jang Won-il the Strike Zone Snack Bar. The old bowlingUSAG Daegu Public Affairs center featured only four lanes. The obsolete facility will eventually be converted to some CAMP CARROLL – Another state- other recreational-related use.of-the-art recreation facility was recently The new bowling center opened for useadded to Camp Carroll as the brand new March 13. Half-price bowling fees wereBowling Center and Strike Zone Restaurant offered before the Grand Opening. Duringcelebrated its Grand Opening with a ribbon the opening, free bowling was offered forcutting ceremony, March 20. Soldiers and families from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The new Bowling Center broke ground A live band performance, free snacks andin May 2006 as part of a $10.1 million giveaways added to the celebration.project which included construction of “What a great addition to the Campa new swimming pool and renovation of Carroll community,” said Col. Michaelan athletic field. The new swimming pool P. Saulnier, USAG Daegu Commander.opened in Camp Carroll summer of 2007. “This is something we’ve been workingStory Field also opened in 2007. on for about eight months longer than we The new facility features a 12-lane should have been. But it has finally met its completion and from what I’ve heard, Representatives including IMCOM Korea Commanding General Brig. Gen. Al Aycockbowling alley and a sit-down restaurant everyone’s having a blast.” (second from right) and USAG Daegu commander, Col. Michael P. Saulnier (far right)with 65 indoor and 25 outdoor seats. It also Brig. Gen. Al Aycock, Commanding cut the ribbon during the Grand Opening ceremony March 20 at Camp Carroll.features a game room, bar, party room and USAG Daegu welcomes new public affairs intern through a business course at the University of Victoria. When asked of her experience in the U.S., Jang replied that she had been to New York City for a tour and thought it was a good place. “I want to learn how to work with and along-side not just Koreans but with people from many countries,” said Jang when asked Soldiers visit World Cup Stadium about what she wants to achieve through the Jang Jin-young, a university student intern who program. “I happen to have difficulty dealing just joined USAG Daegu Public Affairs, works with people because I’m so shy. So meeting on her computer transcribing, interviews. — with strangers more often will train me on 19th ESC Public Affairs U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul those aspects. Also through this internship I Daegu Football Club came back in the hope to become more confident in speaking, second half to defeat Busan I’Park by a DAEGU – Soldiers, DA Civilians, writing and understanding English.” score of 3-2. and Family members were given the by Cpl. Jang Won-il When asked why she applied for this “My favorite thing about the trip opportunity to go to the Korean soccer USAG Daegu Public Affairs specific internship position Jang answered, was how intense the Daegu fans get league’s opening game between Daegu “I was told that in the Public Affairs Office, about the game,” said Pfc. Angela M. CAMP HENRY – United States Army Football Club and Busan I’Park at the I will get a lot of opportunities to write and Jones, graphic illustrator, 36th signal Garrison Daegu Public Affairs Office Daegu World Cup Stadium March speak in English.” battalion. recently added a new member to the team. 16. USAG Daegu public affairs strives During the game, Jones and a few Jang Jin-young, a Kyungbuk University “I really enjoyed this experience,” to keep Soldiers, civilians, and local other Soldiers took part in cheering senior majoring in English language and said Spc. Tyler G. Hultz, combat medic, community members aware of and informed on Daegu FC with the Korean literature joined the Public Affairs staff 75th medical company area support. “It of community activities and events. The nationals. Mar. 4 and will be working in the office for gave us an oppurtunity to get out and main roles of the Public Affairs Office are “It was fun jumping and dancing approximately six months. mingle with our Korean hosts. I am a to produce news media, assist in planning with the Koreans as they supported their Jang, who enjoys relaxing, watching soccer fanatic myself; I really just enjoyed and conducting community relations events team,” said Jones. “I would definitely TV and chatting with her friends, has getting to see a pro game outside the and conduct internal information programs recommend to everyone I know to take also studied English throughout Canada. United States.” at USAG Daegu. part in a trip like this if it were to come In Vancouver she studied translation and After trailing by 2-1 at halftime, the up again.” interpretation and in Victoria, she went - See New Intern Page 27 -
    • USAG-D • PAGE 26www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA IV THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Baseball clinic connects Korean Korea Interservice Bowling Association star players and American kids The Korea Interservice Bowling il taught how to conduct effective by Cpl. Na Kyung-chul Association is offering two scholarships defense, leading a harmonious USAG Daegu Public Affairs to qualifying American high school atmosphere. seniors on the Korean peninsula. DAEGU – There is an “I feel pleased to meet U.S. Army If interested, contact your school American proverb, ‘The family members and to spend time guidance counselor for eligibility proof is in the pudding.’ together,” said Ryoo. “I taught requirements and an application March 22, Child and Youth defense to the children and even packet. Electronic application forms Services members enjoyed a though they don’t have professional are available by emailing Mr. Bruce at tasty treat at Samsung Lions’ ability yet, their passion for baseball usatmb@hormail.com Daegu Ball Park, where was professional. If I have another 150 people including CYS opportunity to teach them later, I Volunteer of the Year Award members and their family want to teach more things than I Do you know an outstanding members came out to watch did today.” volunteer in the Daegu community? an exhibition baseball game CYS members’ parents enjoyed the The Annual Volunteer Appreciation and participate in a baseball nice day with their family in the spring Banquet is coming in April. Four clinic with Samsung Lions weather, watching their kids playing community members will be baseball players. baseball on the field. announced as volunteer of the year. After the Lions defeated “I think it’s a wonderful event,” The categories are Soldier of the the Lotte Giants 4-2, kids s a i d U S AG Da e g u C h i e f o f year, civilian of the year, youth of and their family members Administration Services, Sandra the year and local national of the entered the field to start the Jackson. “My son is really enjoying year. If you would like to nominate baseball clinic. Children were being able to come out and spend a volunteer for this award, please divided into three groups by time at the field with the players. It’s contact the Volunteer Corps their ages and each group a great experience for kids.” Coordinator, Vicki Kingston at DSN rotated to take three clinic “I was very impressed to be with 768-8126 by April 3. courses; defense, hitting and Samsung Lions star players whom throwing. we can see generally on the TV or Haedong Gum-Do “It’s a great day,” said from the stands,” said Jenny Shin. “I There is a traditional Korean United States Army Garrison appreciate their teaching our kids.” swordfighting called ‘Haedong Daegu commander, Michael This event was planned with Gum-Do’ class every Monday and P. Saulnier. “Through this coordination between CYS and the Wednesday at Camp Walker’s Youth clinic with Samsung Lions Samsung Lions. Taegu Broadcasting Center. It helps make healthy mind players, we can continue to Corporation Baseball Commentator, and healthy body and to improve self strengthen the relationship Choi Jong-moon, connected these defense. 6 – 6:50 p.m. is for beginners between our community and two organizations and made the and 7 – 7:50 is for the advanced. For Daegu.” event possible. information or signing up, call Youth Children who rarely have “I planned this event after meeting Center Central Registry Office at DSN opportunity to play at the Samsung Lions coach, Kim Han-soo teaches hitting skills to with CYS Coordinator, Jeannie Pai,” 764-5298. field enjoyed the clinic with Christopher Chambers during the baseball clinic March 22. said Choi. “I suggested my opinion passion and excitement. did their best to teach during the to the Samsung Lions and Samsung 2008 Eighth Army During the clinic, the field was alive with clinic, even though they felt tired after the accepted it pleasantly. Today is a beginning, Full and Half Marathon laughter. game. and I’m sure that through the baseball, 2008 Eighth Army Full and Half “I learned fundamental stuff about “We often hold this kind of event for Americans and Koreans can be closer to Marathon will be held April 26 at baseball,” said Daegu American School Korean children, but it’s our first time to each other.” Carey Fitness Center on Camp seventh grader, Paul Kim Jackson Jr. teach American children,” said Samsung The Samsung Lions baseball team was Casey, Tongduchon. Those who want “Samsung Lions players are really nice and Lions outfielder, Yang Joon-hyuk. “There founded in 1982 with the beginning of the to participate can register at Camp very interactive, even through they can’t were few chances to meet U.S. Army family Korean professional baseball league. It won Walker’s Kelly Gym by April 13. For speak English. It’s a really good experience members, but through this clinic, I hope the the Korean Series three times in 2002, 2005 information, call Thomas A. Corcoran and I think all these kids feel the same way.” Samsung Lions and U.S. Army continue a and 2006, and aims for the Korean Series at DSN 768-6603. One-day instructors, Samsung Lions players good relationship as good neighbors.” this year, also. This year’s baseball season were also pleased to teach the children. They Samsung Lions defense coach, Ryoo Joong- starts March 29. Post Wide Yard Sale The residents of Camp Walker want to invite you to a Post Wide PCS Yard Sale from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. April 26. For information, contact Kelly Gemin at 010-8671-7042 or geminkl@yahoo.com or kelly. gemin@korea.army.mil. U.S. Girl Scouts The U.S. Girl Scouts Daegu Committee is seeking individuals the following positions for the 2008-2009 school year; Overseas committee Chairperson, secretary, treasurer, brownie & junior leaders. For information, call Maj. LaTondra M. Anderson at DSN 768- 6638 or 011-9857-6638. Daegu Website For local news you can use, visit USAG Daegu’s website at http://ima. korea.army.mil/areaIV/sites/local/ CYS members and their families watch an exhibition baseball game between the Samsung Lions and Lotte Giants at Daegu Ball Park March 22. — U.S. Army Photos By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul
    • MARCH 28, 2008 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 27 www.imcom.korea.army.milSubstance Abuse Counseling Services help guide youthASACS assists Terry Heath. “Through this program, teens can feel confidence by discussing and counselor is Young-Hee Yoo. She is a licensed clinical social worker with Master parents can be more productive at work when they get help with their children’s problems. It’sadolescnets in talking with counselor about their stresses Addiction Counselor certification. In the very expensive when a family has to go back of life.” Things such as parent/teen conflict, last two decades, she has worked with to the States.” academic failure, how to get involved in children and families on diverse issues, She encourages and supports thehealthy lifestyles school activities, feelings of alienation, how to make friends, social bonding, frequent family moves and parental absenteeism due including substance use. “ASACS got started by a situation involving youth in Germany 20 years ago,” said Yoo. involvement of parents, school personnel and the community in providing services to students and their families.by Cpl. Na Kyung-chul to deployments are just a few of the many “Some teenagers were involved in a serious Anyone who has applied for, or receivedUSAG Daegu Public Affairs challenges our youth of today have. situation, so early return of the family was services from the ASACS program is A main objective of ASACS is to prevent considered because there were no resources protected by Federal Regulation CFR 48 CAMP GEORGE – The teen years teens from becoming involved with alcohol locally available to treat teenagers and provide for confidentiality.are a time of change and exploration, of or other drugs at a time so critical to their support. It disturbed military readiness.” ASACS is open to everybody. If you wantquestioning old ideas and trying out new healthy development as vital, functioning “My job as an ASACS counselor is to help counseling about your problem or your kids’ones. Teenagers are not satisfied with adult adults. adolescents and parents with regular growing problem, or just need more information,explanations of how life works. They want Its focus is on helping teens make pain issues, but also to prevent extreme contact ASACS counselor, Ms. Yoo atto see for themselves. healthy and safe choices by providing situations,” added Yoo. DSN 768-7028 or younghee.yoo@pac. Young people often feel invincible. They programs such as the Life Skills training “It reduces the overall cost to the military dodea.edu.believe that nothing can hurt them and that series in the classroom, drug awareness and helps with military readiness becausethey are bound to live to a ripe old age no campaigns during national Red Ribbonmatter what they do. So, they can be easily week, and consultations to parents and New Intern from Page 25tempted by alcohol or other drugs which school personnel.can spoil their future. The ASACS program’s other main As a Public Affairs intern, Jang will working on a U.S. military installation. To prevent and protect teenagers who objective is to provide adolescents with conduct interviews and write articles for The internship program has assistedare exposed to risk factors, Adolescent comprehensive counseling services on issues the Morning Calm Weekly and other USAG Daegu to accomplish the missionSubstance Abuse Counseling Services offers they bring to the counselor. professional publications. She will also in Korea, and also served as a steppinga variety of services. Most adolescents come in for normal life assist the office in photography coverage stone to achieve greater understanding ASACS is officially part of the Army problems, such as failing grades, friendship throughout Area IV, including the Daegu between the two nations. CurrentlySubstance Abuse Prevention (ASAP). Its issues, dating, family situations and difficulty and Waegwan cluster. She will also be given the student internship program hasprimary goal is to educate the military coping with life in general. They would the opportunity to interview key figures and interns in many different offices andcommunity about adolescent substance rarely identify substance abuse as their take part in supporting community relations commands in the Daegu enclave units.abuse and to treat those adolescents problem even if they do use alcohol or other programs. “I enjoy taking pictures and like The opportunity is open to any studentexperiencing “life problems” including substances. ASACS counselors will start the fact that I will get an opportunity to who hopes to spend their vacationsubstance use issues. where the adolescents are with their lives learn more,” said Jang. time meaningfully. The USAG Daegu “I think that it is important to have while they also try to educate and guide Ky u n g b u k Na t i o n a l Un i v e r s i t y community welcomes Jang Jin-young,a program that helps teens,” said USAG adolescents on substance abuse issues. provides internship opportunities for and all of the other Kyungbuk NationalDaegu Alcohol and Drug Control Officer, The Daegu community’s ASACS students who are willing to experience University interns! PAID ADVERTISING
    • USAG-D • PAGE 28www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA IV THE MORNING CALMCommunity leaders meet to exchange useful informationby Jang Jin-young can reach multiple layers of people withinUSAG Daegu Public Affairs the community without any interruptions. Leaders of family readiness groups as well CAMP WALKER – USAG Daegu’s as family readiness support assistants andCommunity Information Exchange Forum the leaders of private organizations meet towas held March 19 at Camp Walker’s Solider present events hosted by their communityMemorial Chapel Fellowship Hall. The forum and share important information. Thewas hosted by Army Community Services. meeting is held on the third Wednesday of The meeting was started by former January, March and April.garrison commander John E. Dumoulin “It didn’t work in the way that we wantto pass information to many people first time,” said Stewart. “But it’s gettingefficiently. better now. At first, people were used to “Before the meeting, it took a lot of time bringing a lot of questions and issues to ask.for people to get needed information,” said So, we impressed upon everybody that thisACS officer J.J. Stewart. “People went to is not an issues forum, this is an informationmultiple meetings to get the information meeting. This is the meeting where peoplethey wanted to know.” come to give and get information, not issues. Participants listen and watch carefully the presentation about Educational and Developmental The purpose of the Community Please, save the issues for the well-being Intervention Services during the forum March 19. — U.S. Army Photos By Jang Jin-youngInformation Exchange Forum is to councils where participants bring issues andconsolidate meetings so that information discuss them.” A total of 26 people from 15 Volunteer Appreciation Banquet, and DES organizations participated in the meeting, delivered important information on the including ACS, Morale, Welfare and regulations for firearms. Recreation, Army Substance Abuse Program, The meeting received positive reactions American Red Cross, Retiree Council, from participants. ACS believes the forum is Boy Scouts, Commissary, Directorate a good venue for spreading information and of Emergency Services, 168th Medical, plans to continue an information exchange Health Promotion, Warrior Tae Kwon Do, meeting. There is another meeting next Daegu American School, Housing, Taegu month. International Women’s Association, and “The Community Information Exchange Protestant Woman of Chapel. ACS brought Forum is open to everyone,” said Stewart. information on Army Family Team Building “I always say to people on my distribution Level 1 Training and the USAG Daegu lists that you can bring your friends, who are not presenters for or leaders of groups to the (Left) MWR Marketing director, Lanrel A. Baek meeting. Everybody’s welcome to come. We presents urgent and important information, are happy to share invaluable information which is related to USFK Soldiers and with many people.” Civilians’ safety and health, at the information For more information on the forum, call exchange meeting. 768-8125. PAID ADVERTISING
    • PAGE 30http://imcom.korea.army.mil LEARN KOREAN Yongsan Garrison holds Korean National Police Appreciation Day Day