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  • April 18, 2008 • Volume 6, Issue 26 Published for those serving in the Republic of KoreaPage 2 USAG-H communityInside Preparations Servicemembers relations chief wins begin for Seoul’s dedicate themselves top Army award Lantern Festival to ‘pet’ project Page 2 Page 3 Page 13Yongsan wins ACOE honorsGarrison takes $750K prize as one of Army’s top installationsby David McNally installation and interviewed key leaders. invest in the installation infrastructure Management Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson saidUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs “We are estatic,” said Garrison Commander through facility upgrades and quality of on his Web site that the ACOE program Col. Dave Hall. “This is a professional, life improvements. recognizes installation management YONGSAN GARRISON — The U.S. people-focused organization and it’s our “This is monumental,” Hall said. “For performance.Army Chief of Staff announced the Fiscal vision to ensure the well-being of our Yongsan to break through like this to the “The program promotes the identification2008 Army Communities of Excellence community.” top three says a lot about how we service of exemplary business and managementwinners in a congratulatory message April Senior Army leaders will present the our community.” practices and also supports the promulgation15. Three Army installations out of 179 awardees with trophies and flags at a Pentagon Hall said USAG-Yongsan takes to heart of these initiatives across the Army,” Wilsonworldwide made the final list. ceremony May 8. the Installation Management Command wrote. “With the concept of continuous First place winner is Fort A.P. Hill, Va.; Yongsan will receive a $750,000 cash philosophy that “we are the Army’s improvement as a guide to achievingsecond place winner is Fort George G. prize for winning third place in the annual home.” customer service and satisfaction, theMeade, Md.; and third place winner is U.S. competition. “By providing an award-winning Army Communities of Excellence programArmy Garrison-Yongsan. “We will have a Garrison panel to decide community that offers a high quality of encourages and acknowledges garrisons’ Yongsan hosted a Department of the how to use the winnings,” Hall said. “We have life, stability and service, we go a long way commitment to excellence.”Army inspection team in November 2007 some ideas already, but whatever we do, it to attract and retain quality Soldiers and An independent panel of six judgesafter the Army announced it as one of the will be tied into our stakeholders and for the their families,” Hall said. “We have a great evaluated ACOE finalists against the Armyfour finalists. The team took a close look common good of the community.” story to tell at Yongsan.”at Garrison business practices, toured the Hall said the Garrison will continue to Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation – See ACOE, page 12 –U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan – a community of 25,000 U.S. Servicemembers, civilians and families – is one of the top three installations Armywide. — Photos by USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
  • NEWS • PAGE 2 NEWS THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Command - Korea Special Operations Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. Al Aycock Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson Command Korea bids Senior Editor:Susan Silpasornprasit USAG-RED CLOUD farewell to commander, Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson welcomes new leader CI Officer: James F. Cunningham USAG-YONGSAN Commander: Col. David W. Hall Public Affairs Officer: David McNally CI Officer: Kenneth Fidler Staff Writer: Cpl. Im Jin-min USAG-HUMPHREYS Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy Writer/Editor: Andre D. Butler Brig. Gen. Simeon Trombitas, outgoing CI Officer: Stacy Ouellette commander of the Special Operations USAG-DAEGU Command Korea, is presented with an Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier Public Affairs Officer: Ronald Inman honorary shell casing for his service in CI Officer: Samuel G. Hudson South Korea in a ceremony April 10. The Staff Writer: Cpl. Na Kyung Chul Staff Writer: Cpl. Jang Won il general wore his symbollic green beret during the ceremony. Trombitas will be This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for replaced in June by Brig. Gen. Al Aycock, members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily who currently serves as the Commanding official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, General, IMCOM-Korea Region. — U.S. Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of this weekly publication is the Army Photo By Spc. Michael Adams responsibility of the IMCOM-Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 A long road to the top Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. Humphreys COMREL chief takes center stage at Army-level The civilian printer is responsible for commercial adver- tising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, by Bob McElroy serves as the catalyst for initiatives that strengthen the ROK-US use or patronage without regard to race, religion, USAG Humphreys Public Affairs alliance.” gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical Yu stressed that as happy as he was to receive the award he felt handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or USAG HUMPHREYS — When Peter Yu took the stage at is was not just for him but for all of Camp Humphreys as well as rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser the Worldwide Public Affairs Symposium in McLean, Va. recently the community members and friends from Pyeongtaek to Cheonon is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. to accept the 2007 Department of the Army award for Individual City, south of Humphreys. Achievement it was the culmination of years of hard work, a When he was young Yu dreamt of being an ambassador, working Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising commitment to his profession and the persistence to follow his for the benefit of his country. But, before he could realize his dream, Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 boyhood dreams. he had to walk a long, sometimes challenging road. Fax: (02) 790-5795 Army Public Affairs sponsors an annual competition for Following university he worked briefly for a company in Uijeong- E-mail: Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 community relations awards. There are four categories of awards: bu and then began what would become a 20-plus year career Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post Individual Achievement, Special Events, working for the U.S. government. SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Ongoing Programs, and a discretionary award “I worked as a Postal Clerk at Osan Phone: DSN 724-TMCW (8629) for extraordinary community outreach called Air Base during Team Spirit in 1983,” Yu Fax: DSN 724-3356 E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly the Chief of Public Affairs Special Award of said. Excellence. Although the mail clerk’s position The Individual Achievement award was temporary it helped Yu to get a recognizes a Soldier or civilian who permanent position as a clerk in the Osan Visit us online demonstrates superior support of the Army’s Class VI store. For five years he worked The Morning Calm public outreach mission and who went above days at Osan and during the evenings he and beyond to respond to the call to duty. worked on a Masters Degree in Business Yu, the Community Relations Officer at Administration. Yu later earned a second U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Public Affairs Masters Degree in Business Administration Office, manages a program that reaches out with a concentration in Real Estate. to and engages Pyeongtaek area community In 1993 Yu moved to Humphreys leaders, schools, civic organizations and Civilian Personnel Office where he worked businesses as well as the population of as a Management Employee Relations Humphreys Garrison. Mr. Yu, Pom-tong (right), Community Rela- Specialist for three years. His work in the community doesn’t end tions Officer for US Army Garrison Hum- After three years at the CPO he learned with the duty day, however. Yu volunteers as phreys, recently won First Place for Indi- of a community relations opening in a teacher during the week, teaching English to vidual Programs in the 2007 Department the Public Affairs Office, applied for it Korean students and, on occasion, Korean to of the Army Community Relations Awards. and got the job. He began as a KGS-9 American students. The students have ranged He is shown here with Maj. Gen. Anthony A. Community Relations Specialist and, when Submitting to from elementary school-aged kids to adults. Cucolo III, the Chief of Public Affairs, receiv- the Community Relations Officer retired, The Morning Calm Weekly Yu’s goal as a teacher is the same as a ing the award during an Apr. 1 ceremony in moved into that position. Send Letters to the Editor, guest commen- Community Relations Officer: work to Wash., D.C. — Courtesy Photo The community relations job was the one taries, story submissions and other items: increase the understanding between Korean he’d been looking for, the “ambassador’s” and American people. job he dreamt about as a boy. For all submitted items include a point of con- As for the Community Relations Award, Yu said he was honored And, although he wasn’t representing Korea at the United tact name and telephone number. All items are to be recognized. Nations or in another world forum, he knew he was where he was subject to editing for content and to insure they “I worked hard and tried to do my best. It’s unbelievable to me supposed to be. conform with DoD guidelines. to get this prize from DA. I’m very pleased to receive it,” Yu said. “When I started working there I knew it was the right job, it IMCOM-K Public Affairs USAG Humphreys commander, Col. John E. Dumoulin, Jr., was what I’d been looking for,” Yu said. I’m proud to be in this and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located praised Yu for his work in the community. position because I’m an ambassador or diplomat who works for in Bldg. 1416, Yongsan Garrison Main Post. “He is a wonderful ambassador to our Humphreys Community both countries. That’s what I like. I’m doing ambassador work on For information, call 724-3365. and Area III and as a liaison to all of our neighbors,” Dumoulin a smaller scale.” said. “The Community Relations Officer is vital in that he or she And working for the benefit of both countries.
  • APRIL 18, 2008 NEWS NEWS • PAGE 3 MP Blotter The following entries were excerpted from the military police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. AREA I: Larceny of Private Property; House- breaking; Between 0600 Hrs, 29 NOV 07, and 0900 Hrs, 21 DEC 07, Subject #1 had access to the master key and entered Victim #1’s room, which was secured and unattended, and removed one X-Box game console and a Sony surround sound system. On 21 DEC 07, Victim #1 returned from a field exercise and noticed his X-Box and surround sound system were missing from his room. Victim #1 notified his chain of command, but did not report the incident to MP. On 28 DEC 07, Victim #1 discovered his X-Box at the Homeboy’s Pawn Shop, Dongducheon. At 1330 Hrs, 15 FEB 08, Victim #1 reported to the USAG-Casey PMO where he rendered a written sworn statement attesting to the incident. Sub- ject #1 was apprehended and transported to the USAG-Casey PMO where he was advised of his legal rights, which he waived, rendering a written sworn statement admitting to the possession of the X-Box console, but denied housebreaking. Subject #1 further stated he received the X-Box from Subject #2. Subject #1 was processed and released to his unit. Further investigation revealed Subject #1 gave the X-Box to Person(s) Related, which he pawned at Homeboy’s Pawn Shop. On 15 FEB 08, Person(s) Related reported to the USAG-Casey PMO where he rendered a written sworn statement attesting to the incident, further stating he had pawned the X-Box for Sub- ject #1 because he needed the money and his unit prohibited anyone from pawning any items. All attempts to locate and fully identify Subject #2 met with negative results. On 02 APR 08, USAG- Casey SJA opined there is sufficient probable cause to charge Subject #1 with Larceny of Pri- vate Property and Housebreaking. Victim #1’s X-Box was returned to him from the Homeboy’s Pawn Shop. This is a final report. This year Seoul celebrates Buddha’s birthday, B.E.2552 (2008), with a hand-crafted paper lantern festival near Jogyesa Temple in Insa-dong, AREA I: Wrongful Use of Controlled Substance; Seoul. Those interested in the festivities can get a sneak peak by travelling to Insa-dong to watch artisans construct thousands of colorful lanterns Preliminary investigation revealed at approxi- mately 0600 Hrs, 09 APR 08, Person(s) Related, in preparation for May’s events. — U.S. Army Photo By Danny Vaughn Subject #1’s roommate, failed to report to the first formation. As a result Witness #1, his squad leader, proceeded to his room to investigate the SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Current events and activities reason for his absence. Upon arrival Witness #1 noticed there was a white powdery residue on Subject #1’s dresser with a rolled-up dollar bill Lotus Lantern Fest (May 3 – 4) out on the main street of Seoul. The parade is May 4, from 7 The Celebration Committee for Buddha’s Birthday Seoul, is – 9:30 p.m., Jongno from Heunginjimun (Dongdaemun) to next to the residue. Witness #1 then notified his chain of command and MP of what he had found. celebrating with a festival of lanterns in May. Everyone`s invited Jogyesa Temple Daedong. Subject #1 was apprehended and transported to to the resplendent Lotus Lantern Festival, where thousands of the USAG-Casey PMO where he was advised gathered lanterns brighten our minds and our world. Grand Finale Joint Celebration: Participants join hands in of his rights, which he waived, rendering a writ- Exhibition of Traditional Lanterns: We hope you can song and dance, uniting in friendship durint the last portion of ten statement disclosing at approximately 2300 get a sense of the traditional beauty that comes in the perfect the celebration, May 4, from 9:30 – 10:30 p.m. on the street Hrs, 08 ARP 08, Subject #2 carried an unknown harmonization between the subtlety of the traditional paper in front of Jogyesa Temple. amount of Percocet into Subject #1’s room. Once Transportation: KTX (Seoul Station - Subway Line #1-Jonggak and the splendor of the magnificent colors. Date : Friday, May 2, inside the room, Subject #3, Subject #1 and Sub- 12th Location : Bongeunsa Temple, Samseong-dong (Subway station) Express Bus (Express Bus Terminal - Subway Line ject #2 crushed the Percocet into powder and, using a rolled-up dollar bill, snorted the Perco- Line #2-Samseong Station) #3-Anguk station). Accomodation motels around Jogyesa cet off the dresser ingesting through their nose. Eve Celebration of the Festival : The streets of Insa-dong temple and Insa-dong information: Tel : 02)722-2206 Fax : Subject #3 and Subject #2 were apprehended will be filled with exciting shows and a beautiful parade of 02)722-2203 E-mail : and transported to the USAG Casey PMO. Sub- performers during this event celebrating the eve of the More information about his event can be found at ject #2 was advised of his legal rights which he Lotus Lantern Festival, May 3 from 7p.m. – 9 p.m. in Insa- or waived rendering a written statement admitting dong and the street in front of Jogyesa Temple (Subway Line to the offense. Subject #3 was advised of his le- gal rights which he invoked. Subject #1, Subject #1-Jonggak Station; Line #3-Anguk Station). Butterfly Fest (Begins Today) #2 and Subject #3 were processed and released The Buddhist Street Festival : Craft your own lantern, Tens of thousands of butterflies inhabit , a vast expanse of to their unit. This is a final report. savor temple food, make a sutra rubbing from a woodblock, green fields inside Hampyeong Cheonsubyeon Park. Each year, and enjoy a traditional buddhist song and dance performance. the park hosts the event, which features a General Ecology AREA IV: Traffic Accident with Injuries; Failure to With attractions you’ll likely not find anywhere else, the Experience Hall where visitors can view rare butterflies up Judge Proper Clearance; Subject #1, operating Buddhist Street Festival is full of magnificent performances close, a Nature Learning Center where visitors can see various a POV, while entering the entrance of Kyungjoo to watch and activities to take part in. The street fest begins medicinal plants and water lilies, a labyrinth in the shape of Bus Terminal, struck Victim #1. Subject #1’s May 4, from noon – 7 p.m. on the street in front of Jogyesa a butterflyand activities like making paper butterflies. The vehicle sustained no visible damage. Victim #1 Temple in Insa-dong. festival continues for six days. For more information, visit was transported to the USAG-Daegu TMC where she was treated and released for her injuries The Lantern Parade: Together with dozens of huge floats or the festival website at http://www. consisting of pain to the left foot. Subject #1 was and some 100,000 individual lanterns, the parade offers a charged by KNP under KRTL ART #4-44 (Obliga- breathtaking experience, forming a vast sea of lanterns spread tion for Safe Operation). Subject #1 reported uti- lization of his seatbelt. ECOD is unknown. This is a final report. Source:,,,, — No endorsement implied.
  • NEWS • PAGE 4 NEWS THE MORNING CALMRegion EEO director earns top Army honors PAID ADVERTISINGBarbara Quillin, Installation Management Command Korea EEO director, was recently pre-sented the Secretary of the Army Award for Outstanding Achievement in Equal OpportunityEmployment and 24 years of dedicated civilian service.(from left to right)Barbara Quillin; Gen-eral Richard A. Cody, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army; Ronald J. James, the Assistant Secretaryof the Army (Manpower & Reserve Affairs). — Courtesy Photo175th Financial Management Center professionalstrain Cost of Living Allowances research teamsUSFK Public Affairs The teams have been charged to ensure they meet the Per Diem Travel and On April 9, the 175th FMC hosted Transportation Allowance Committees’Retail Price Schedule Training to train standards of collecting, analyzing andteams to accurately report the prices of 120 submitting valid data. The 175th FMC willgoods and services from vendors frequented ensure the validity and timely submission ofby USFK Servicemembers stationed in the data through a systematic process andKorea both on and off-post as required by rigorous review.Department of Defense regulations. This The endstate of the RPS after DoDtraining specifically focused on the RPS, conducts its subsequent analysis is awhich built upon the COLA training COLA rate that equalizes purchasingthe Per Diem Travel and Transportation power between members overseas and theirAllowance Committee conducted in stateside based counterparts. The results ofJanuary 2008, when they visited the 175th the survey will either maintain or adjust theFMC. rate and will be announced in July 2008 and Representing USFK on the RPS teams will take affect in October 2008.are SFC Shellie Willis and SFC Vanessa For more information on COLA, please PAID ADVERTISINGUko for Area II, 1LT Matthew Garvin for visit the 175th FMC website at http://Area III, SGT Eric Hayes for Area IV, 1LT, and click onJae Park and Ms. Amy Huss for Chinhae, COLA for a direct link to the PDTATAC’sand TSgt Debra Schliewert and TSgt web site and access to the Joint FederalAntonio Barerra for Osan Airbase. Travel Regulation.Army deployments to CENTCOM return to 12 monthsArmy News Service grateful for the sacrifice and support by Army Families,” said Army Secretary Pete Following President Bush’s announcement, April 10, and as directed by the “This announcement is another step inSecretary of Defense, the U.S. Army will our effort to restore balance to our Army,”reduce deployment lengths from 15 months said Army Chief of Staff Gen. George 12 months for all active Army Soldiers Casey, Jr. “Returning to our 12-monthdeploying to the CENTCOM area of policy-combined with the growth in ouroperations, starting on 1 August 2008. force-will allow us to gradually reduce the Today’s announcement does not affect stress on the force and prepare for the full-Soldiers currently deployed and those who range of missions.”will deploy prior to 1 August 2008. Those The modified policy does not affectSoldiers will complete their scheduled current dwell policies. Upon return fromdeployments. deployment, units will not be deployed “We recognize the selfless service and again for at least 12 months. There may beunwavering commitment of America’s exceptions to this policy given unforeseencourageous Soldiers, and are profoundly circumstances. Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association There will be a technical forum luncheon April 23 from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Main Post Club, Yongsan, in conjunction with the LandWarNet conference. The featured speaker is SES Daniel Q. Bradford, Civilian Deputy to the Commander / Senior Technical Director / Chief Engineer, NETCOM, 9th Signal Command (Army).
  • APRIL 18, 2008 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 5 Darcel Brown (left) holds the big winning ticket for the 42 inch plasma television he won from AAFES in the Asia wide sweepstakes held in October, presented by Ken Limtiaco, USAG-RCAAFES manager. — U.S. Army Photo By Spc Alun ThomasSoldier wins AAFES television in Asia-wide sweepstakes Korea Northern Exchange-USAG Red “These events are advertised and they “We called Brown last week,” Limtiacoby Jim Cunningham Cloud. “The price of the television is are specifically for AAFES customers in the said. “He was very surprised he had won.”USAG-RC Public Affairs $1,399.” Pacific,” Limtiaco explained. “When the call came, I thought I was All AAFES facilities within the Pacific More than five manufacturers are in trouble,” Brown said. “When people call USAG-RED CLOUD — Sgt. Darcel region are holding drawings for prizes. participating and all are brand name big- for me using both my first and last name IBrown was presented with a new 42-inch The region includes Okinawa, mainland ticket items. think I am in trouble; if they just call mePanasonic plasma screen television April Japan and all of South Korea, Limtiaco “It takes only one entry to win,” Limtiaco by my last name or my first name it sounds9 in the USAG-RC Post Exchange. He explained. said. “Most of the winners I have talked better.”entered the Army and Air Force Exchange “These events will continue throughout to have put in only one registration slip. When the Pacific Region office calledService Asia-wide sweepstakes in October the year,” Limtiaco said. “Panasonic was one One could fill out 1,000 entry forms, but me, they asked me to make sure Brown islast year. of the sponsors for this event. Our next one we are only taking one winner. The entries an authorized customer and was qualified to Brown says he will watch two new movies will be in early May, which is a two-week are sorted and duplicated entry forms are enter the drawing, Limtiaco said.on the new set after work this evening. JVC event.” removed, which gives everyone an equal “This is the first thing I have ever won,” “Panasonic wants to have events offering Future events will give away prizes such chance.” Brown said. “I already have a space madesuch great prizes as their 42-inch plasma as a fully paid trip to Europe, and a jazz “I really cannot recall when I entered the for it in the barracks.”televisions to the Army community,” said festival in Newport, News, R.I. Limtiaco drawing last year,” Brown said. “I know I “When you see the drawings, enter,”Ken Limtiaco, AAFES general manager said. only filled out one registration form.” Brown said. “All it takes is one entryAlcohol Awareness today at USAG-Red Cloudby Jim Cunningham Among the many problems identified was so much alcohol being consumed by it makes one think about how often and howUSAG-RC Public Affairs worldwide is alcoholism, according to everyone creating problems. We used to much one drinks. The ASAP office also gives Prince. be able to have two drinks at lunch. When persons that take the screening a card that USAG RED CLOUD — National “There is a real need for alcohol screening,” people started abusing that limit, the Army shows how much alcohol one can drinkAlcohol Screening Month will be held Prince said. “We are trying to let folks know had to change. This is one of the ways at one sitting before coming to the bloodat USAG-RC Mitchell’s club today by they do not have to drink to have a nice time. the Army decided to take control of the alcohol limit of .10 set by the Army.screening volunteers who will stop by their If one decides to drink, they should decide problem.” “We can give a blood alcohol contentbooth. The screens are questionnaires that to drink responsibly. If one is not of legal The Army hopes to promote responsible chart on a wallet size card that will tellcause people to think about how much age, then one should not drink. The main drinking and awareness of problems with how much one can drink before becomingalcohol they consume. points are to control, drink in moderation alcohol by promotions such as Alcohol inebriated,” Prince said. “It will show “It is an open day,” said Gloria Prince, and be responsible. We are trying to get that Screening Month. different people according to their weight,education specialist and employee assistance point across nationwide.” “We are looking at making sure people how many drinks they can consume beforeprogram coordinator for the Alcohol and Alcohol Screening Month is an Army become aware of the health risks involved reaching the blood alcohol level of .10.”Substance Abuse Program at Casey. “The wide program to convince Soldiers and with alcohol and the accidents that are The Education Specialist conductssurveys are to catch the Soldiers and the employees to drink responsibly as well as caused because someone consumed too substance abuse prevention and awarenesspersonnel coming through to let them to give those that drink some tools and much alcohol,” Prince said. “We have issues training for the military and civilianknow we are here and where we are located knowledge they need to know to stay out there caused by irresponsible people workforce to include the Warrior Readinessat USAG-Casey and at USAG-RC. The within the legal limits of blood alcohol drinking too much alcohol. If alcohol Center newcomer’s briefings. “All shouldscreening is a promotion to let the folks level of .10. is causing problems, then alcohol is the know their limit before going down rangeknow we are here to assist them and service “The Army feels there is a need for this problem.” and drinking. If you drink then drinkthe public.” kind of awareness,” Prince said. “There When taking the screening questionnaire, responsibly.”
  • USAG-RC • PAGE 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. Volunteer to support 2009 Presidential Inauguration Army is looking for 200 Volunteer Reserve Component Soldiers (USAR, TPU, IMA, IRR, ARNG, or Retiree Recall) that want to volunteer to support the 2009 Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC. Sourc- ing this event at 100% is a top priority. For more information contact creighton. USAG-Casey TMP Closing USAG-Casey Troop Motor Pool will be closed from noon April 25 and reopen at 1 p.m. April 28. If anyone has an early mis- sion Monday morning please pick up your car by noon Friday. For more information call: 730-2212/2213. EEO/POSH Training Initial EEO/POSH training is scheduled at Children of Isaac House, Soldiers and volunteers line up for hot dogs, hamburgers and barbecue chicken during the 210th Fires Brigade visit USAG-Casey April 21. If you have any new April 12 at Isaac House Orphanage.—U.S. Army Photo By Jim Cunningham Fires Brigade treats orphans to Easter holiday employees who have not taken this train- ing, provide a list to the EEO office by close of business April 19. For more information call: 732-6277. Spouses Orientation Program by Jim Cunningham “Those funds helped us purchase all we and help the orphanage.” Scheduled USAG-RC Public Affairs needed for today’s event.” The benefits are reciprocal and important The Spouses Orientation Program is The United Services Organization to both the community and the FRG, scheduled for April 22 at USAG-Casey. For UIJEONGBU — Members of the 210th brought sodas, cookies, chips and other Mosher said. more information call: 732-5883. Fires Brigade treated more than 90 orphaned treats to the party. The 210th Fires Brigade “We served food for 96 children plus 2008 Annual Volunteer Recognition children, ages four to 16 of the Isaac House Family Readiness Group did the face the family members, Soldiers and the Luncheon April 12 to an Easter holiday. The children painting and egg painting. volunteers,” said Chandani Buccino, 210th All are cordially invited to attend the 2nd were treated to an original American style “The USAG-Casey made a donation Fires Brigade Family Readiness Group Infantry Division and USAG-RC Annual barbecue and cook-out and played games for the sodas we brought to today’s party,” member. “We have volunteers here today Volunteer Recognition Luncheon April 28 with Soldiers, including the popular egg Buccino said. “We raised enough money; we from the FRG, the Pear Blossom Cottage in the USAG-Casey Warrior’s Club at 11:30 and spoon race. did not have to ask for more support.” and the USO.” a.m. Registered volunteers dine free. For “What we want “This is a great The FRG brought 300 boiled eggs and more information call: 732-7314. to do is contribute to “What we want to do is contribute event,” Buccino said. 140 raw eggs for the egg and spoon race, improved relations “We have a lot of Chandani said. between the United to improved relations between the Soldiers doing a lot Environmental Poster Contest USAG-Casey Directorate of Public Works “This means a lot when we give back to is holding an environmental poster contest States and our host United States and our host nation of great work along the community,” Chandani said. award ceremony at USAG-Casey Gateway nation of South with their spouses. – See Orphans Page 16 – Club, 2- 3:30 p.m, April 25. For more infor- Korea,” said Maj. of South Korea.” What we see today mation call 730-2585. Joseph Buccino, Maj. Joseph Buccino, commander, is the result of the commander, 210th great work our USAG-RC Commissary Fires Brigade. “After 210th Fires Brigade Soldiers and family USAG-RC commissary will be open April we accomplish all of members are doing 21, 11 a.m - 7 p.m. and closed April 25, our tactical missions when they give up due to new Commissary Advanced Resale Transaction (CART) System install. For then we accomplish our mission of fostering their weekends. It did not come without more information call 732-7604. host nation support. That is a tactical cost; there were a lot of long nights and mission; it is important and strategic to our weekends to prepare for this event. It is HQ IMCOM Centralized global positioning, and it is among the best tough to do and I am proud of Headquarters, Mentoring Program things we do.” Headquarters Battalion.” Be a mentor, help develop well-rounded Children were treated to a face-painting Spc. Donna Cornelius was the project managers at the mid or senior level by station where they got images painted on manager for the event. Her job was to make grooming high potential emloyees to as- their faces, and they participated in egg sure the food and other items presented to sume higher levels of responsibilities. Men- painting before the Easter egg hunt, Buccino the children was laid out properly. tees from GS-11—13. For more information call: 732-9063. said. “We have hot dogs, hamburgers, “The children participated in six games,” barbecued chicken, and a lot of candy for Harvard Strategist Program Buccino said. “Everything from dodge ball, the children,” Cornelius said. “Every time Harvard Strategist Program is a one year ring toss, egg toss, and other games Soldiers we have an event for the children we always degree producting program open to all play with the children. The first three ask them what they want; they always Army active competitive category captains. winners in each game won a prize basket.” request this food today.” For more information call: 732-7015. Three weeks before the event was to take This event was the first for volunteer place, the 210th had a hot dog sale at the Rhodora Mosher, a member of the Fires Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? front gate of USAG-Casey and raised more Brigade Family Readiness Group. She sees If you think you are smarter than a fifth grader then here’s your chance! Event than $1,600 to help buy all the food and the event making the children happy. takes place May 5 at USAG-RC Mitchell’s other things needed to make the Easter “I think the Fires Brigade always brings The Easter Bunny makes his star appear- Club, 6-9 p.m. Free admission. Dinner buf- holiday successful. happiness to the events they have for ance during the 210th Fires Brigade visit to fet tickets available at nearest CAC. Call “This fundraising set a record for any orphaned children,” Mosher said. “It is good Isaac House Orphanage April 12.—U.S. Army 730-4601 for more information. USAG-RC fundraiser,” Buccino said. for us to communicate with the community photo by Jim Cunningham.
  • APRIL 18, 2008 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 7 J. Rollerson, TriCare program manager, 18th MEDCOM, addresses a group of military retirees during an April 12 Retiree Council general membership and information meeting at USAG-Casey how TriCare benefits apply to them while in Korea. — U.S. Army Photo By Jack LoudermilkRetiree Council meets to discuss issues at Caseyby Jack Loudermilk and entitlements to active duty Soldiers determines which should be reported to the “The 121st Medical Combat SupportUSAG-RC Public Affairs and Families preparing for retirement; and CSA, and which should be returned to be Hospital in Yongsan has been going to retired Soldiers and Families through addressed at the installation level. through some changes,” Niederhauser said. USAG- CASEY— Military retirees the various Army installation retirement Additionally, the CSA Council reviews “Although articles have been publishedin USAG-Casey and USAG-Red Cloud services officers. and discusses issues raised to the DA explaining which programs or services willrecently had an opportunity to address In accordance with AR 600-8-7, Army level and at the close of each meeting, the affect retirees, some information was vaguebenefits and concerns regarding TriCare Retirement Services develops Army policy council renders two reports: one to the CSA and left you hanging.”with a subject-matter expert during a and procedures for the Survivor Benefit highlighting major issues of concern and the Concern among area retirees becameRetiree Council general membership and Plan program; publishes the Headquarters other addressing additional issues discussed, obvious during the question and answerinformation meeting held April 12 at Department of the Army bulletin for the but not brought to the direct attention of the portion with Haleh Rollerson, TriCareUSAG-Casey’s Digital Conference Center. retired Soldier ; “Army Echoes” develops CSA. The Council chairpersons meet with program manager, 18th MEDCOM. Just prior to the meeting, Gordon policy for the operation of the Army the CSA, discuss the reports and provide Although some answers were not whatNiederhauser, chairman, Retiree Council, installation Retirement Services Program; him written copies. The action issues in each retirees wanted to hear, a few attendees atpointed out, “This is only the second and administers the Army Chief of Staff’s report are tasked to the appropriate Army least received information on issues that hadquarterly membership meeting since the Retiree Council. staff agency for resolution. Finally, a status troubled them for a year or longer.organization became official. Our first On the other hand, local retiree counselors of council actions is furnished to Installation In spite of problems encountered withmeeting didn’t go as we hoped,” he said, “and Retiree Counselors take retiree complaints Retiree Councils and highlighted to the their first meeting, Niederhauser is hopefulthe turn-out was less than anticipated.” and suggestions, retired community for the organization’s future. Niederhauser stressed the Retiree and forwards those “Although articles have been pub- t h r o u g h “A r m y “Now that we are chartered, organizedCouncil is not an outside agency. “We are deemed actionable, Echoes “. and have an office,” he said, “we expectan official military organization governed by o r d e t e r m i n e s lished explaining which programs Ni e d e r h a u s e r continued growth and interest.”military regulations,” he said. “Our chain of actions that should or services will affect retirees, some explained the local Niederhauser said there are nocommand stretches all the way back to the be addressed locally. council serves as applications to join the council.Department of the Army.” They also are tasked information was vague and left the primary retiree “Retirees just show up, hopefully letting On Feb. 11, 1971, retired Army Gen. to ensure retirees you hanging.” interface with the us know in advance so we can accommodateBruce C. Clarke, , and retied Army Brig. and their families military community, everyone,” he said. “The limited informationGen. Hallett D. Edson, met with Lt. Gen. are adequately Gordon Niederhauser, chairman, p r o v i d i n g we request is strictly for tracking – howWalter T. Kerwin Jr., deputy chief of staff represented in the USAG-RC Retiree Council communication many and where. The contact informationfor personnel to express a desire the Army local community; channels between is so we can send announcements. Weto take more interest in the affairs of its ensure equitable the active duty and hold meetings once a month and the timeretired personnel and suggested Army treatment of military retirees and their retiree communities. is considered official duty time. We haveretiree councils be established. The same dependents regarding access to services and “We also interact with and share command support that says if you’re onyear, Sept. 29, Lt. Gen. Kerwin proposed support; ensure retiree families are offered knowledge with other retiree councils and the council, our monthly meeting is yourretiree councils be added to the Retirement the opportunity to participate in military organizations on policy issues affecting place of duty.”Services Program. community events and activities; plan and retirees Korea-wide. Why reinvent the To request more information on the On Nov. 10, 1971, Vice Chief of Staff execute Retiree Appreciation Day; upon wheel,” Niederhauser said. Retiree Council, call 730- 4228 or (mobile)of the Army Lt. Gen. Bruce Palmer Jr., notification of death of a retiree, contact the During the meeting, Niederhauser said 011-9681-3804; or 730-1649.acting for Chief of Staff, Gen. William W. survivor(s) and offer support and assistance; the Retiree Council is “your route, through Active-duty Soldiers consideringWestmoreland. approved the establishment ensure immediate notification is made to the local leadership, through USFK, and retirement may also contact Korea (Post-of retiree councils to represent retired the Army Mortuary; and offer continuing eventually the Department of the Army.” Retirement) services at 723-2070 or 723-Soldiers and spouses worldwide. assistance to survivors who elect to remain Niederhauser pointed out the highlight 5530). More information is also available More specifically, Army Retirement within the council area. for this second meeting, the TriCare via the Army’s Retirement Services OfficeServices within the Office of the Deputy Chief At the Department of Army level, program, was selected due to increased web site at Staff, G-1, Headquarters, Department of the CSA Retiree Council reviews issues concern and confusion about how benefits rso/default.asp.the Army, provides information on benefits forwarded by installation councils and apply in Korea.
  • APRIL 18, 2008 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 9 needs English Camp host families Yongsan DPWby David McNallyUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs battles termites YONGSAN GARRISON — U.S. Forces USAG-Yongsan Public AffairsKorea officials are planning the 2008 Good YONGSAN GARRISON —Neighbor English Camp. The four-day Garrison officials are dealing withevent brings Korean students into American potential termite problems aroundhomes to learn English and get familar with the installation.the American lifestyle. “This is the time of year when adult This year, the event will run May 20-24 at termites grow wings and search areasYongsan Garrison in Seoul. The students will to create new hives,” said Enriquebe from Seoul, Pyongtaek and Daegu. Blanco, USAG-Yongsan Roads and “Participants are 10th grade Korean Grounds branch chief.students,” said Program Coordinator Nel De Officials found some evidenceLeon. “Students are selected by local school of termites April 11 at the Yongsanboards under the direction of the Korean Readiness Center where newcomersMinistry of Education based on their ability in-process to U.S. Forces Korea. Theto speak English and their willingness to building has a new child care roomparticipate in a home stay program.” where children are cared for while De Leon said USFK is looking for host parents attend orientation classes.families for the students. “We need to “After we discovered the problem,house 60 students and the deadline date we made arrangements for the childrenfor registration is coming soon – April 30,” to attend the Child Developmentshe said. Center on Yongsan South Post,” said Students will be immersed in an English- Dr. Roxanne Chancellor, USAG-speaking environment as they visit and Yongsan Child and Youth Servicesinteract with Americans during their coordinator. The move affected threehome stays and tours on U.S. military children.installations. The USAG-Yongsan DPW staff “The goal is for these English Camp is working with the 5th Preventivepar ticipants to become ‘Goodwill Medical Unit to survey the area.Ambassadors’ as they relay their experiences Preventive medicine officials advisedwith their friends, families, teachers and using a mild pesticide on the affected area. Pest control workers appliedclassmates,” De Leon said. a small amount of pesticide to the De Leon said the volunteer American affected area early April 11.families (with or without children) are “We verified this afternoon thatneeded to host one or more students for there are no live insects in the area,”four nights in their homes (or five nights Blanco said. “There was evidence ofto accommodate students from Daegu and one dead termite after the applicationPyongtaek), providing breakfast each day of the pesticide.”and two evening meals. Blanco said the staff will wipe down “Cots are available if needed,” she said. the area to ensure there is no residue“Host families are also requested to transport (Top) USFK Commander Gen. B.B. Bell welcomes a group of English Camp attendees at the 2006 event. before the room opens again.the students to designated assembly points, (Above) In 2006, the Antonia Clark family opened their home to two 10th grade Korean students for the “We will continue surveillance,”such as Balboni Theater or Seoul American USFK Good Neighbor English Camp — U.S. Army Photos by Sgt. Lee Yong-won Blanco said. “The combination ofHigh School in the morning and pick them SAHS, will attend a pizza party at the neighbors,” De Leon said. “It will be an aging infrastructure and seasonalup each night from a scheduled activity.” Youth Sports Center, watch a movie at the experience of a lifetime for you and your moisture make this an issue every year The English camp participants will tour post theater, and enjoy a traditional Korean family.” about this time.”U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan, the Joint dinner. The final activity is a picnic and To volunteer as a host family, contact For information, or to report aSecurity Area, USAG-Humphreys and graduation ceremony. USFK Public affairs, Nel De Leon at problem, call the USAG-Yongsan PestOsan Air Base. On three evenings, camp “Demonstrate true American hospitality or call 723-4685 Control Section at 724-4176.participants, along with students from by opening your homes to our young Korean before April 30.Yongsan theater group to perform ‘Kiss Me Kate’ by John Wood endearing gangsters played by Levi Sutton USAG-Yongsan Music and Theatre Branch and Carlos Moura. Bianca, Katherine’s younger sister is played by Jackie Raimondi YONGSAN GARRISON — The who also plays “back stage” Lois Lane. She Musical Comedy “Kiss Me Kate” comes to and Bill Calhoun are an “item.” Bill plays Moyer Community Activity Center Theatre Lucentio, portrayed by Chris Nammour. 7 p.m. April 24-26 and May 2-3. Area Community Theatre’s cast moves “Kiss Me Kate” is a story of love and the show along, telling the story and keeping love lost among the actors performing a the comedy and the audience rolling. “new musical version” of the Taming of the Rounding out the cast in a variety of roles Shrew. We see some of the music set to the are Area Community Theatre veterans Elda Shakespeare play, as well as the “back stage” White, Dave White and Janna Goetz and music and life of the cast and crew. welcome newcomers Muria Nesbitt, Na Ra Because it is a “play within a play,” Miles and Hector Falcon. actors play other actors. It may sound Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the complicated, but it is much more funny door. An advance ticket gets an assigned than complicated. seat, a ticket purchased at the door is for Lilly Vanessi/Katherine is played by general seating. Lea Sutton. Fred Graham plays Petruchio Tickets may be purchased in the Music and is portrayed by Jeremy Bolduc. Tim Room #216 of the Moyer Community Zigler plays Lillie’s new love interest, Gen. Activity Center (the bus station) 1-9 p.m(Left to right) Chris Nanmour, Dave White and Hector Falcon practice the musical comedy “Kiss Me Kate.” Harrison Howell. Wednesday-Sunday.The play will be at the Moyer Theater April 24-26 and May 2-4. — Courtesy Photo By Jon Hewitt Fred and Lilly are both threatened by two For information, call 723-5721.
  • USAG-Y • PAGE 10 AREA II THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Civilian fitness program to begin at Yongsan 1st Annual College Fair by David McNally A college fair sponsored by the Delta USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Yongsan’s Child and Youth Services is noon to 4 YONGSAN GARRISON — Army p.m. Saturday at the Seoul American El- civilians and family members here will soon ementary School cafeteria. For informa- have a new way to lose weight and become tion, e-mail rokdstcollegefair@hotmail. physically fit as the civilian “Fit for Life” com or call 010-3125-0466. program begins here May 1. The program is a structured-fitness CIF Closed for Inventory The Central Issue Facility will be closed plan that provides three hours a week to April 25 through May 5 for annual inven- Department of the Army civilians to exercise tory. For information, call 736-7499. during the duty day. In addition to the workouts, weekly Volunteer of Year Gala health education classes will give the American Forces’ Spouses’ Club is spon- latest on nutrition, stress management, soring “A Night of the Stars” Volunteer cardiovascular disease risks, weight control of the Year Recognition Ceremony 6-10 and fitness. p.m. April 25 at the Main Post Club. Vol- “People in the program will be required unteers, families and friends are welcome to attend. For information, call 738-7510. to attend at least one class a month,” said U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Fitness Become an Inspector General Coordinator Sun Gaskey. “The classes will The 8th U.S. Army Inspector General has either be a nutrition class or hands-on immediate openings for officers wanting training at the fitness center. Attendance at to become inspector generals. Vacan- these classes is highly encouraged since they cies are for majors and branch-qualified help you achieve your fitness goals.” captains. Positions can be for up to two Gaskey said exercise can be done in years with command sponsorship. For in- groups or on your own. formation, call 725-6739 or 723-4006 or e-mail to or “In either case, you can workout during duty hours, mission requirements “Fit for Life” is a fitness program for Army Civilians and Family Members. The program offers up to three permitting,” she said. “The three hours per administrative leave hours each week for fitness training. The USAG-Yongsan fitness coordinator is taking Hannam Village Garage Sale week must be used for your workouts and applications now. — Courtesy Photo By Pat Hocchuan The Hannam Village Community will hold not for any other personal leisure activities. a garage sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Also, the workouts must occur on the cause of death overall,” she said. “Recent over 40 and women over 50 must get For information, contact the HV Installa- installation.” studies show obesity even outranks tobacco. medical clearance before participating in tion Coordinator at 723-8950. The six-month, comprehensive fitness Obesity can lead to Type II Diabetes, and the program. and nutrition program is one way USAG- increase the chances of someone having a “Of course, a lot of people start out with 2008 Army Birthday Ball Yongsan health officials hope to reduce heart attack or stroke.” enthusiasm, but this is something to stick The 2008 U.S. Army Birthday Ball will celebrate America’s Army, “The Strength people’s risk for heart attack or stroke. Gaskey said regular exercise has been with for the entire length of the program,” of The Nation.” This year’s ball will be “Ultimately, this will improve quality of shown to be cost beneficial to employers. Gaskey said. held at the Washington D.C. Convention life,” Gaskey said. “People who exercise regularly use less The first class will be May 1, but Army Center June 14 and will include dining, Gaskey said obesity is now the leading sick leave,” she said. civilians and family members can contact dancing and entertainment. All Army cause of death for preventable diseases in For Army civilians, participation depends Gaskey now to enroll. For information, members, Family members, Department the United States. on gaining their supervisor’s approval. call 738-5171, or e-mail sun.gaskey@korea. of the Army Civilians, Retirees and Veter- “Cardiovascular diseases are the leading The class is limited to 100 people. Men ans are invited. Visit mil/suite/page/137983 for more informa- tion and reservations. Officials: Water dispensers can cause burns Audie Murphy Induction by Cpl. Im Jin-min he said. “The water can also reach the eyes The second quarter Sgt. Audie Murphy/ USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs and cause permanent injury.” Gen. Paik Sun Yup/Dr. Mary E. Walker Induction Ceremony is 1-2:30 p.m. Tues- Rice said there are two ways such burns day at the Multipurpose Training Facility. YONGSAN GARRISON – Army can be prevented. First, parents may fix For information, call Sgt. 1st Class Shellie Community Service workers are concerned safety valves onto the water coolers. Willis at 724-6779. with the number of child burn cases in which “Parents can get the safety valves from most incidents are due to water dispensers their real estate agents who are responsible Passover Celebration commonplace in off-post apartments. for supplying them for off post housing,” she Passover, the Jewish holiday of freedom, “We keep seeing parents who are new to said. “Ask for one if you have not received is celebrated for eight days beginning Korea have their children get burned,” said any.” Saturday. The military Jewish community Margaret Rice, family advocacy specialist. As for community members living on of Korea will gather to enjoy the Passover Seder meal, with all its special foods and “Some parents have never used a water post, they may request safety valves from symbols, as part of a retreat weekend at cooler before. Parents must be aware to the water company servicing the machine, the Religious Retreat Center. Beginning keep their family members safe from such she said. at 6:30 p.m. today with Sabbath services, accidents.” Burns from water dispensers can be also the center will host a Kosher-for-Passover Infants or toddlers who reach up and be prevented by simply turning off the hot experience through Monday evening. All touch the faucet levers may cause hot water water system. are welcome to some or all of the events to gush out and injure them. “If you don’t need hot water, you may of the weekend. Reservations, especially “Last year there were 14 pediatric also ask the water company to disconnect for the Seder meals and for lodging, are patients with burns and six of those were it entirely, or there may be a button on the required. For more details, contact Chap- lain (Lt. Col.) Avi Weiss at avi.weiss@us. hot water burns from a water cooler,” said machine that can switch the heating system or 010-3100-3329. Maj. Jay Baker, officer-in-charge of the off,” Rice said. 121st Combat Support Hospital emergency “When a burn has occurred, it is not AFCEA Technical Forum Luncheon room. “Four of the children were under the advised to put butter, oil or ice on the The Armed Forces Communications and age of 2.” burns,” Baker said. “Instead, if it’s a hand Hot water dispensers common in off-post apart- Electronics Association holds a technical Baker said while first or second degree or leg, put the extremity into a cool bowl of ments may cause burns, especially in children. forum luncheon 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at — U.S. Army Photo By David McNally burns generally heal without a problem, water. You can also use wet, cool rags if it’s the Main Post Club. The speaker is Daniel they can be very painful and upsetting for on another surface area. If it’s larger than 2 come see us at the emergency room.” Bradford, civilian deputy to the command- the children. to 3 centimeters then seek medical care. If A second degree burn is when the skins is er, senior technical director, and chief en- gineer, NETCOM, 9th Signal Command. “Sometimes it can take multiple visits to it’s a second or third degree burn or a burn blistered and reddened. A third degree burn the hospital to make sure the wound heals,” anywhere on the face, you should definitely is the most severe with charred skin.
  • APRIL 18, 2008 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 11 parents gather to celebrate childbirthCommunity babyshower teachesnew experiencesby Pvt. Choi Keun-wooUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Morethan 80 expectant parents and new parentsin the Yongsan community gathered atArmy Community Service in for a babyshower April 12. Parents won baby itemsand received information on child care. The event kicked off with a ShakenBaby Syndrome speech by Kenneth Cobb,18th Medical Command health promotioncoordinator. “When you pick up a child and shake Participants at the Community Baby Shower practice changing diapers. — U.S. Army Photo By Pfc. Leethem, the neck goes back and forth and Min-hwithe brain bounces off the skull causingproblems,” Cobb said. “We never want toshake a child.” Parents walked from booth to boothto participate in nine interactive andinformative stations. Event organizersshowed parents how to performcardiopulmonary resuscitation on babies. Men wore empathy bellies designed tosimulate pregnancy. “I didn’t realize that there would be thatmuch pressure and that much weight,” saidSpc. Benjamin Miller. “It was very hard tobreathe, and that’s just five months?” He a t h e r Mc K i n z e y, w h o i s 3 7weeks pregnant, learned a lot from theexperience. “The first aid section was really good,”she said. “All the booths were great. Justlearning all the little things that everyparent will need to know, it’s great.” The baby shower ended with distributionof more than 1,240 baby items, donated bythe Zeta Phi Beta sorority, the joint hostwith ACS for the event. “They received more stuff than they (Top left) Sharon Quigley (left) demonstrates to Sheva Wilkins how to give CPR to an infant. (Above) Spc. Benjamin Miller tries on the emphathy belly at the baby – See Childbirth, page 12 – shower. The belly simulates carrying a baby at the five-month mark. — U.S. Army Photos By Pvt. Choi Kun-woo Ten Things To Help Ensure Your Absentee Vote Is Counted 1) Start by contacting your Unit Voting Assistance Officer for help in absentee registration and voting. (2) Visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s Web site at for information on the absentee registration and voting process. (3) Ensure that you have applied for your absentee ballot using the hard copy or on-line versions of the FPCA. (4) Make sure your local election official has your current mailing address. (5) Sign and date all election materials. (6) Fulfill your state’s witness/notary requirements (if required). (7) Ensure that your ballot or FPCA is postmarked. (8) Register to vote and request your ballot in a timely manner - not later than September. (9) VOTE - mail your ballot not later than October 15th of the election year. (10) Use the Federal Write In Absentee Ballot if you are overseas and your State absentee ballot does not arrive in time to be mailed back by the state’s deadline.
  • USAG-Y • PAGE 12 AREA II THE MORNING CALM PAID ADVERTISINGNational Alcohol Abuse Prevention MonthA lcoholism is a serious problem. It We all should be aware of the signs of affects families like nothing else. alcohol abuse. If you answer “yes” to any This month, we pause to pay close of the following questions, you may needattention to the causes of this destructive to seek help:addiction. 1) Ever felt you ought to cut down on Bottom line up front, alcoholism is your drinking? Yes or Noa chronic disease. 2) Have peopleBut, thankfully it “About one half of all annoyed you byis a disease that can c r i t i c i z i n g yo u rbe cured through American adults have drinking? Yes ordiscipline, education someone in their family Noand support. 3) Ever felt bad We see alcohol with history of or guilty about yourdependence alcoholism or problem drinking? Yes or Noas having four drinking ... ” 4) Ever had ancommon symptoms: eye-opener (drink)withdrawal, such as to steady nerves in thesweating, shaking and nausea; an inability morning? Yes or Noto limit the number of drinks; signs of If you answered yes to two or moredependence; and a high tolerance for alcohol of these questions, the U.S. Army hasconsumption. resources available to help you to deal with Studies suggest that nearly 14 million alcoholism.Americans are afflicted by alcoholism. About The Army Substance Abuse Programone half of all American adults have someone offers help and counseling for their family with history of alcoholism or For ASAP, call 737-3161. For our Civilianproblem drinking, so you know it remains Employees and family members, thea problem in any community, military or Employee Assistance Program offers similarcivilian. help with an extra layer of confidentiality. This is a problem that touches all of us in For EAP, call 736-3295 or way or another. The costs to society are Together, we can get a handle on alcoholestimated to be $185 billion each year. abuse. Childbirth from Page 11would have ever expected,” said Laketha Margaret Rice emphasized the focus ofPrioleau, Zeta Phi Beta sorority social the event.actions coordinator. “That’s what we try to “The point of this event is not thedo ... to help families who probably can’t presents,” Rice said. “It is to meet otherafford to spend $300 on a crib.” parents, and to receive education. All of Family Advocacy Program Specialist this, I hope, will help the community.” PAID ADVERTISING ACOE from Page 1Performance Improvement Criteria, which has paid off.”is based on the Malcolm Baldrige National Robinson said the Garrison’s motto ofQuality Award criteria common to the “Here for you” has led employees and staffbusiness world. Finalists compete against to maintain a customer focus.a common standard, and not against each “APIC lets us integrate ongoing programsother, officials said. such as Common Levels of Support and Lean “Yongsan has a history of excellence with Six SIGMA,” he said. “We feel strongly thatpast ACOE successes,” said Deputy Garrison APIC is the framework that will help us toCommander Don Moses. “This year’s honor meet our future challenges and to ensure thatis indicative of the continued excellence and we continue to provide great services withquality of life we provide our community innovation and increasing efficiency.”members.” Hall said USAG-Yongsan has been and “USAG-Yongsan has long been known will continue to be an excellent place to liveas the ‘Assignment of Choice in Korea,’” and work.said Barry Robinson, Plans, Analysis and “Front-line employees are our credentialsIntegration chief. “This clinches it. Our focus and they are the key to USAG-Yongsan beingon Army Performance Improvement Criteria an ACOE winner this year,” Hall said.
  • APRIL 18, 2008 NEWS IMCOM-K • PAGE 13 in Korea extend ‘Good Neighbor’acts to furry friendsby Stacy A. Ouellette animal shelters in the U.S. since 1989 and one can do it. The world could use moreUSAG Humphreys Public Affairs began working as a Veterinary assistant here gentleness and kindness. Where else can last year. you make a difference and impact an en- OSAN AIR BASE – More than a “As Danni has said, it is a chance to help tire country. This is just a way I wanted todozen volunteers from the Osan Animal change a country by teaching them about help,” said Hoagland.Shelter visited the Korean Animal Protection animal shelters. How can you possibly turn Air Force MSgt. Henry Cummings, 51stSociety’s Boeum Shelter as part of a new that opportunity down? I am so excited to Maint. Operations Squadron, began vol-good neighbor partnership, April 13. have such an opportunity to help a fledgling unteering at the shelter in August 2007. Once a quarter, the group travels to animal shelter in Korea,” said Monica As months passed, he has seen all types ofKAPS bringing supplies, treats, and lots of Hoagland, Osan American Elementary situation volunteer could encounter at thelove to the nearly 70 dogs and cats housed School Librarian. shelter and has visited KAPS once beforeat the facility. Many animals were strays, Hoagland is one of the dedicated this visit.abandoned and often abused. volunteers at the shelter, who was also “They have big dogs who are particularly “KAPS is the only humane type visiting KAPS for the third time. As the in need of personal attention. The peopleorganization for companion animals in recipient of Osan Air Base’s Volunteer of there try so hard, there are too many dogsKorea that we know of. I believe they are the Year Award, her vision is to give back as and not enough people or time,” said Cum-the direction Korea needs to go towards much as she can to support this partnership mings.strong laws for humane animal treatment,” and make a difference for these animals. Cummings volunteers with the shelter duesaid Danni Armstrong, Osan Animal Shelter “I initially wanted to go to KAPS because to his love for animals and ability to make aVolunteer Coordinator. I found out they had a Great Pyrenees dog, difference while serving here. Armstrong spearheads the training of a beautiful male. My husband and I just “If nothing else good comes from my timevolunteers, administrative tasks, adoption wanted to see him and give him affection here at Osan, I will know that I’ve doneservices and facility management for the before our move back to the U.S. this something worthwhile. I’d do it again in aOsan shelter. She also serves as a liaison summer,” said Stephanie Mounts, Family heartbeat,” he said.between the American Red Cross, Osan Member. Most of the current shelter vol-Family Readiness Center and the Veterinary Mounts and her husband, Lt. Col. Steve unteers are Servicemembers or dependantsTreatment Facility staff. Mounts, 51st Medical Support Squadron with limited tours here. Armstrong hopes This was the third visit Armstrong has Commander, already own a 3-year-old to find and train more volunteers to ensuremade to KAPS. She discovered it via the female Great Pyrenees named Aspen. the partnership with KAPS continues and (Top) More than a dozen volunteers from theInternet and decided it was a great place to During their visit, they decided to adopt have the animals placed in good homes. Osan Animal Shelter visited the Korean Ani-build this type of partnership. It is a chance “Tahoe” to their family. The Osan Animal Shelter is classi- mal Protection Society’s Boeum Shelter asto help change a country by giving support Volunteers gathered donations of food, fied as a special activity and can only accept part of a new good neighbor partnership, Aprilto KAPS, said Armstrong. toys, collars, and leashes for the KAPS unsolicited donations. For more informa- 13. Armstrong hopes to help KAPS continue facility prior to the visit. The Osan tion contact the Osan Animal Shelter via e- Stephanie Mounts and her husband, Lt. educate and draw attention for the need of community donated more than 650 lbs of mail at and Steve Mounts, 51st Medical Support Squad-humane animal shelters and stronger animal dry food, 60 packages of treats and 80 toys via Internet at ron Commander, decided to adopt “Tahoe”protection laws in the Republic of Korea. for the KAPS dogs and cats. for KAPS. into their family. — U.S. Army Photos By Armstrong has been a volunteer at various “The great thing about volunteering is any- Stacy Ouellette
  • IMCOM-K • PAGE 14 NEWS THE MORNING CALMAdvance Medical donation. Life-sustaining procedures are any medical intervention that would prolong the The agent will be making unforeseeable decisions for you. Your agent, therefore, it, tell anyone who has a copy, such as your doctor, family, and friends.Directives: What dying process. This often does not include should know not only your healthcare We can provide more information on medical treatment for alleviation of pain desires, but also your religious and moral AMDs, as well as prepare your living will, or administering food and water. A living beliefs. If you cannot express your desires, healthcare power of attorney, and youryou Need to Know will does not take effect unless: (1) you are suffering from a terminal or irreversible it is important to have someone who can advocate your interests for you. You springing durable power or attorney. All Client Services are free, so don’t condition and (2) you are not able to make can appoint one agent, an agent and an hesitate to stop in and get your affairs inby Capt. Angel M. Overgaard your own decision. Often, two doctors are alternate, or multiple agents to work order.USAG Humphreys Legal Center required to agree in writing that a condition together. Typically, an agent is a spouse, For more information, check out the is terminal. adult child, or close friend. Like living wills, National Healthcare Decisions Day website, April 16 was the first ever National The Patient Self-Determination Act of healthcare powers of attorney also may vary ( Decisions Day. To recognize 1990 gives every adult in the United States according to state law. or the USAG Humphreys Legal Assistancethe importance of healthcare planning, the the right to refuse medical treatment. The If you become incapacitated and cannot website ( Services Division of the Office of the conditions that trigger your living will, handle your affairs, a court may appoint staffoffices/ILO/Legal Assistance.asp).Judge Advocate, USAG Humphreys Legal however, will depend on the state laws a guardian to manage your money andCenter is offering various advance medical governing the living will. property for you. Regular POAs usuallydirectives on a walk-in basis. Keep a copy of your living will on file become invalid when the person granting Postal Information: An Advance Medical Directive is legal with your doctor and discuss its instructions the power loses capacity. To prevent a court Address standardizationdocument stating your healthcare treatment with him or her. If your doctor cannot or from making such an important decisiondecisions. It takes effect only if you are unable will not abide by your wishes, he or she will for you, and to ensure someone you trust In order for our military mail to be processedto express your desires. An AMD lets you transfer you to a more suitable physician. will manage your affairs when you cannot, using the latest USPS technology, wemake your wishes known to your doctors, A healthcare POA appoints an agent, you should appoint an agent in a springing must comply with USPS addressingfamily members, and friends. AMDs allow or healthcare attorney, to make healthcare durable power of attorney. Springing means standards. This means that your UNIT #you to exercise control over your life even decisions for you. A living will does not it is effective upon the meeting of a certain or PSC # and nine digit zip code must bewhen you are unable to voice your opinions. cover every situation, so we recommend condition. In this case, the condition the last two lines of your address.They also diminish the anxiety your family preparing a healthcare POA to supplement is your inability to make decisions forand friends would experience making it. “Healthcare” includes any physical or yourself. Durable means that it is effective Your nine digit zip code consists of yourthese vital decisions for you. AMDs vary mental treatment or procedure you undergo. immediately and will remain in effect until APO # and the last four digits of your unitaccording to state law. Not only can the agent make decisions for revocation. Again, this person will have a number. Prepare a living will when you are you if you are in a coma, but also if you are lot of power over your affairs, so appointcompetent to tell healthcare workers, family, simply under anesthesia during surgery. Your someone you trust. Also, state law dictates If you use a PSC #, the nine digit zipand friends your desired treatment when agent will also have access to your medical the effect of you POA. code consists of your APO # and youryou can no longer speak for yourself. Living information. This is a lot of power, so you An AMD can be revoked at any time. box number preceded by enough zeros towills are typically limited to preferences should appoint someone you absolutely You may revoke an AMD orally or in make four digits. See below examples.on life-sustaining procedures and organ trust. writing, or you can destroy it. If you destroy Tom Jones Tom Jones UNIT# 15317 Box 308 PSC 450 Box 21 New peninsula-wide MM/VISC operating hours for Thursdays APO AP 96205-5317 APO AP 96206-002 Starting April 10, All Mutli Media/Visual Information Support Center Contact your local post office for further Facilities (Camp Casey, Camp Coiner/USAG Yongsan, USAG Humphreys and Camp Henry) will be closed during information Sergeants Time training. The MM/VISC Offices will be open from 1–4:30 p.m. for customer service. This includes the Photo Studios, Graphics Sections and the VI Equipment Loan departments. April 18-24 Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Casey The Eye Untraceable Untraceable Shutter Over Her Dead Body Rambo Meet the Spartans 730-7354 (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. Henry Untraceable The Eye Over Her Dead Body Meet the Spartans No Show No Show No Show 768-7724 (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Humphreys Shutter Shutter Shutter Untraceable Untraceable Over Her Dead Body Over Her Dead Body 753-7716 (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. Hovey Untraceable Shutter The Eye The Eye Shutter Untraceable Bucket List 730-5412 (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Kunsan College Road Trip College Road Trip Cloverfield No Show No Show No Show The Eye 782-4987 (G) 8:30 p.m. (G) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. Osan 21 21 21 21 21 The Eye The Eye 784-4930 (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Red Cloud Shutter The Eye Untraceable Over Her Dead Body The Eye No Show 21 732-6620 (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (R) 8 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Stanley Untraceable Untraceable The Eye Untraceable No Show 21 The Eye 732-5565 (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. 21 21 21 The Eye The Eye Over Her Dead Body Over Her Dead Body Yongsan I (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Veggie Tales Movie Veggie Tales Movie Veggie Tales Movie Martian Child Martian Child The Eye The Eye Yongsan II (G) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. Yongsan III Alvin and the Chipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks Water Horse Water Horse 27 Dresses 27 Dresses Mad Money 738-7389 (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m.
  • APRIL 18, 2008 CHAPLAIN IMCOM-K • PAGE 15 Area IV Worship Schedule You are never alone: Protestant Services Collective Sunday Sunday 1000 1030 Camp Carroll Camp Walker God is with you in good times and tough times Sunday 1030 Camp Henry Sunday 1245 Camp Walker by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David B. Crary your faithfulness to Him during times of hardships, Sunday 1300 Camp Carroll Director, IMCOM-K Religious Retreat Center difficulties, and disappointments. People are watching Church of Christ 1700 Camp Walker your attitude, not when times are easy, but when A Collective Friday 1900 Camp Walker phrase I coined several years ago goes some- times are hard, remember, “His grace is sufficient… Korean Tuesday 1900 Camp Carroll thing like this, “Life is just one crisis after an- (2 Corinthians 12:9)” The Lord not only goes with us Korean Wednesday 1830 Camp Walker Korean Thursday 1100 Camp Hialeah other divided by boredom – the good news is through the crisis, providing the strength and courage that the one you are in will end – the bad news is there’s we need. He also uses it as an opportunity to teach us Catholic Mass another one coming – but those eternal truths that Saturday 1700 Camp Walker at least the one you are in is will enable us to go the Sunday Sunday 0900 1130 Camp Walker Camp Carroll getting you ready.” “What speaks volumes to a world in distance. I know it is cynical, but What is one those as anyone can attest that need of God is your faithfulness to Him truths? That God is faithful. Additional Programs has lived for any length of during times of hardships, difficulties, and The Bible proclaims that Bible and Bagels time, it is true. It seems we “He is the same yesterday Tuesday 0630 Walker Chapel Annex no sooner survive one crisis disappointments. People are watching your and today and forever Protestant Women of the Chapel Tuesday 0930 Walker Chapel Sanctuary that we are confronted by attitude, not when times are easy, but when (Hebrews 13:8).” Korean Bible Study another. I have watched in Tuesday 1030 Walker Chapel Annex The one thing that every times are hard.” amazement how my Catholic Women of the Chapel crisis has in common is father in-law, a pastor Saturday 1000 Walker Fellowship Hall Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David B. Crary Church of Christ Bible Study that it has a beginning and and missionary for over an end. Director, IMCOM-K Religious Retreat Center 50 years, endured failing Wednesday 1900 Walker Fellowship Hall Ladies Prayer Meeting While the beginning health and faced death Monday 1400 Camp Carroll Sanc. is dreaded and the end with “grace, courage and Contemporary Bible Study Tuesday 1900 Camp Carroll Chapel Annex anticipated, it is the in-between times that matter. You a steadfast faith in his God.” see, it is the “in-between times” we are in the greatest How did he do it? Simple, he and God had need of God’s presence. The Bible reminds that we are traveled difficult roads in the past and he knew from USAG - Chaplains to, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on experience that “ Chaplain (Maj.) Edward Martin, your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge The Lord himself would go before him and would, DSN 768-5455 him, and he will make your paths straight (Proverbs be with him; God would never leave him or forsake Chaplain (Capt.) Byung Min, 3:5-6).” Him (Deuteronomy 31:8).”, DSN 765-8991 Your neighbor is not impressed with your chapel Yes, life is one crisis after another, and yes there is attendance or your good works. another one around the corner, but the good news is What speaks volumes to a world in need of God is you are not alone.
  • IMCOM-K • PAGE 16 FEATURE THE MORNING CALM Orphans from Page 6More than 90 children of Isaac House Orphanage participate in Easter egg painting before the big Easter egg hunt during the 210th Fires Brigade visit to the orphanage April 12. — U.S. ArmyPhoto By Jim Cunningham The Easter Bunny gives some useful Easter egg hunting advice to Maj. Joseph Buccino, com- mander, 210th Fires Brigade, during the brigade’s visit to Isaac House April 12. — U.S. Army Photo By Jim Cunningham. Spc. Donna Cornelius, project manager for the event and Fires Brigade member, watches andThis little one waits to see what prizes will be given after the games during the 210th Fires supervises the activities during the 210th Fires Brigade visit to Issac House orphanage April 12.Brigade visit to Isaac House orphanage April 12. — U.S. Army Photo By Jim Cunningham — U.S. Army Photo By Jim Cunningham
  • IMCOM-K • PAGE 18 NEWS THE MORNING CALM‘Comedy ROK’s with MWR’ tours peninsulaCourtesy of IMCOM-K MWR as well as well-known clubs throughout the US. Aisa Rodriguez, a native of Miami, hosted several pilots on MTV, Comedy ROK’s with MWR, featuring Tess’s Funny Honeys’, Fox, and Pax before taking the mic herself. She has appeared atwill bring their stand-up comedy to 10 locations throughout Korea numerous comedy clubs and is participating in “Foto novella”, a USAG-Ytoday through April 29. Latin comedy coming soon. Women’s Intramural Volleyball Comedy ROK’s shows will be open to the military community League Tess Drake has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Navy vs Seoul Sisters, 25-9, 25-13NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comics Unleashed, Lartin Lawrence and free of charge, courtesy of MWR. For more information, please Navy vs 18th med, 24-26, 12-25presents, Comic View, and Def Comedy Jam. contact your local MWR Entertainment Office or 723-3749. Embassy vs Falcons, 25-14, 22-25, 15-9 April Macie has appeared on Last Comic Standing (Season 4) 18th Med vs Falcons, 25-23, 25-23 Seoul Sister vs Falcons, 25-20, 25-18on NBC, Party at the Palms on E! Television, and Just For Laughs Schedule for performances in Korea: Embassy vs Navy, 12-25,22-25in Montreal. April 18, Camp Walker, Hilltop. 9 p.m. Christina Pazitsky, a LA native, is a regular at Hollywood’s April 19, Camp Carroll, Hideaway, 9 p.m. Navy 8-2Laugh Factory, Pasadena’s Ice House, and the Comedy and Magic 18th Med 4-2 April 20, Camp Eagle, Gunfighters, 7 p.m. Falcons 5-4Club in LA. She is most recognizable from MRV’s Road Rules, April 22, Cp Humphreys, Tommy D’s, 8 p.m. Embassy 3-6FX’s Hitchhiker Chronicles, and XM National Lampoon Comedy Seoul Sisters 1-7 April 23, Suwon AB, Scudbusters, 7p.m.Radio. Vanessa Graddick is new to the scene but quickly making a name. April 24, Camp Casey, Warrior’s Club, 7 p.m. Men’s Intramural Volleyball LeagueShe has appeared at several comedy clubs including The Comedy April 25, Camp Stanley, Reggie’s, 7 p.m. Falcons vs CJ3, 25-21, 4-25, 9-15 Afelm vs Falcons, 9-25, 30-32Union, Ice House, and The Comedy Store. She also competed in April 26, Camp Red Cloud, Mitchell’s, 7p.m. Afeml vs 8th Army, 17-25, 25-13, 15-11the 2007 Boston Comedy Festival. April 27, K-16 AB, CAC, 7 p.m. 18th Med vs Honor Guard, 25-23, 25-23 Christina Walkinshaw, a Toronto native, toured Canada with Yuk April 28, Yongsan, Harvey’s, 7 p.m. 18th Med vs Afelm, 25-14, 21-25, 15-13 Afelm vs CJ3, 12-25, 12-25Yuk’s. She has also appeared at NY’s Comedy Underground Festival Embassy vs Falcons, 25-23, 23-25, 7-15Military Long Drive Championship CJ3 11-0 Falcons 8-2 Afelm 7-4 18th Med 5-5field expanded for 2nd season 8th Army 5-5 Honor Guard 4-6 Embassy 2-8 1st Sig 1-13by Tim Hipps that way, it’s kind of tough toFMWRC Public Affairs hit the grid.” Jenny Boyle Band performs An extra round of It’s about time for the Army’s competition has been added April 18, Yongsan, Main Post Club, 8 p.m. to the Military Long Drive April 19, Suwon AB, Scudbusters, 8 p.m.big hitters to start swinging for April 21, Osan AB, Mustang Club, 8 p.m.the 2008 Military Long Drive Championship this year. April 22, Kunsan AB, Loring Club, 7 p.m.Championship Presented by The inaugural finalists were7UP. determined on paper in 2007 U.S. Coast Guard Airman by comparing yardages, which Tournament of ChampionsRyan Hixson won the inaugural made it virtually impossible to March 2008 bowling resultsevent organized by the Army account for the differences inFamily and Morale, Welfare altitude, climate, facilities and The Korean Inter-ser viceand Recreation Command with weather conditions at various Bowling Association held its annuala drive of 367 yards. He earned sites. Tournament of Champions March$10,000 and a berth in the 2008 This year, local winners 22 at the MIG Alley Lanes in OsanRE/MAX World Long Drive will advance to four second- AB, Korea. There were 10 teams, 50Championship in Mesquite, round qualifying venues bowlers, from the Korean peninsulaNev. where they will compete for competing for the championship. “Unbelievable,” said Hixson, spots in the Military Long Teams competing were from USAG-who prevailed against four other Drive Championship at Camp Red Cloud, USAG-Casey,finalists under the lights in Mesquite. The competition USAG-Yongsan, USAG-CampMesquite and more than 650 is open to all active-duty Humphreys USAG-Daegu, andcompetitors at 25 qualifying service members, Reservists, Osan AB. The prizes consisted ofsites. “To have an opportunity to National Guardsmen, retirees $1,500 cash and various prizes. Thecome out here and be treated the and Family members 18 and Tournament Directors were Mr.way we’ve been treated, and then older from all branches of the Jim Thorn, KIBA President, andto come away with a victory, it’s military. Mr. Adam Thompson, Tournamentoverwhelming.” Tw e n t y - s e v e n s i t e s Director. The finals of the Military currently are set for first-round The tournament consisted ofLong Drive Championship competitions between July 11 each team bowling three gameswill be contested on the same and Aug. 31. Dates and times with the team bowling the highestgrid and weekend as the World Sgt. 1st Class John Merritt of the Human Resources Command in will be determined by officials top three combined scores wonLong Drive Championship Alexandria, Va., competes in the finals of the 2007 Military Long Drive at each respective site. prizes and trophies for their efforts.– in a desert oasis resort town Championship in Mesquite, Nev. First-round competitions in the 2008 The following installations Congratulations went to T.J Brandtwhere the best in the business Military Long Drive Championship will be hosted by 27 installations will host first-round from Camp Casey! He won theof tape-measure tee shots July 11 through Aug. 31. Six competitors will advance from four sec- competitions: Fort Dix, N.J.; drawing for the bowling bag donatedcongregate annually to crown ond-round regional sites to the finals Oct. 23 in Mesquite. For more Fort Lee, Va.; Fort Meade, by Osan MIG Alley Lanes.their champions. details, visit—U.S. Army Photo By Tim Hipps Md.; Carlisle Barracks, Pa.; T h e f o l l ow i n g t e a m s we re The field for the 2008 military Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; recognized for their demonstratedfinals has been expanded to six competitors who will square off Oct. Fort Benning, Fort Gordon and Fort McPherson, Ga.; Fort Bragg, bowling talents:23 in Mesquite. The champion will win $10,000 and an exemption N.C.; Fort Campbell and Fort Knox, Ky.; Fort Jackson, S.C.; Fort TEAMS:into the 2009 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, which Wainwright, Alaska; Fort Carson, Colo.; Fort Leonard Wood, 1st Place: USAG-Humphreys,means another all-expenses-paid trip to Mesquite. Mo.; Fort Lewis, Wis.; Fort Riley, Kan.; Fort Bliss, Fort Hood and Team Captain Ron Holcomb; 2nd The object is to drive a golf ball as far as possible, but it also must Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; Fort Sill, Okla.; Place: USAG-Red Cloud, Teamremain in bounds. Heidelberg, Stuttgart and Wiesbaden, Germany; and Camp Casey Captain Rodney Malcolm; 3rd Place: “You’ve got to balance it,” Hixson said. “In the finals, I hit one and Yongsan, Korea. Camp Casey, Team Captain Leo366 in the grid and was pretty comfortable with that, so I felt like The second-round sites have not been finalized. For more JacobsI could just rear back and let it go. Then again, when you swing information, visit
  • APRIL 18, 2008 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 21 living in WonjuSoldiers discuss life at Camp Longby Stacy A. Ouellette A team bowling league serves as one ofUSAG-H Public Affairs Office the most popular sporting events here. “It makes it kind of challenging USAG HUMPHREYS – Nestled in the sometimes to balance the services to makemountainous terrain near Wonju are Camps sure it’s equitable by both installations,”Long and Eagle, two of the last remote said Brent Abare, Installation manager forU.S. Army installations remaining in the Camps Long and Eagle.Republic of Korea. “The facilities offered at Camps Long and With the remoteness comes challenges Eagle are shared,” Abare well as rewards for the Soldiers and “We operate a very ambitious busCivilians here. schedule to make sure people have the ability Several Soldiers stationed at Camp Long to go back and forth,” Abare said.provided their take on serving and living in To make life more comfortable here,the Wonju area. Soldiers often rely on the city of Wonju for “I wish everyone could have the activities and venues.opportunity to work at a place like Wonju. Serving with Korean Augmentees toIt’s a smaller environment and there’s more the U.S. Army comes in handy for theawareness in general of what is going on, workplace and provides an insight to theon post,” said Pfc. Theodore Miller, 75th Korean culture.Medical Company Area Support North. “I’ve worked with four medical “I think mentally and physically, it’s KATUSAs. Those guys are awesome andmuch healthier working in an environment we got to be friends really quick. They teachlike this,” Miller said. me Korean, I teach them English and we The best thing about staying here in hang out sometimes after work. They’re aWonju is it is a small installation so we’re lot of fun,” Miller said.not really bothered too much. This is “Working with my KATUSAs is differenta really quiet place with a lot of sports from working with regular Soldiers becauseactivities within 30 minutes, said Sgt. they speak another language and they’reHwan Jin, Headquarters and Headquarters fun to interact with,” said Spc. MaverickDetachment, USAG Humphreys, Wonju. Sipili, an ammunition specialist, 538th Even with the serenity offered in this Ordnance Company. Sipili has takenisolated location, there are challenges not the Good Neighbor Program to heart byfound at the larger installations in Korea. teaching English to troubled children at Long is a two-hour drive from both a local Wonju school. Sipili said workingUSAG Humphreys and USAG Yongsan. with them has caused positive change in If a Soldier has an appointment at either, his life and the students. All in all, Wonjuthey are gone for the entire day, adding strain Soldiers share the same sentiments aboutto the already limited staff at Long. serving at Long-- it’s a quieter place where “A challenge is being so far away from one can focus on professional and personalSeoul because if you have a medical development without the distractions of aappointment, it takes up your whole entire larger and I’m a dental hygienist so I have to be “Being here has been a good experienceout of work the whole day,” said Spc. Shasta for me because it’s made me think aboutMoore, 618th Dental Company. what is important in my life. It’s given me Additionally, there are limitations to time to go to school,” Moore said. Camp Long’s bowling alley comes to life every Thursday night with Soldiers and Civilians fromamenities that are split between Long and “You get to see different leadership on Long and Eagle using this facility. The bowling league is one of the most popular ways thoseEagle. There is one bowling alley for both a smaller post and analyze that to see what serving in this remote location can have fun and blow off steam together. — U.S. Army Photosinstallations located at Long. kind of leader you want to be.” By Stacy A. Ouellette. Air Defense Artillery CG visits Korea Maj. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, commanding general of the United States Army Air Defense Artillery Center in Fort Bliss, Texas, takes time during his tour of the 35th ADA Brigade to speak with a few soldiers from 1st Battalion, 7th ADA. Bromberg and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert S. Rogers, USA ADA Center command sergeant major, toured the brigade’s various tactical locations, ate lunch with the brigade’s primary staff and walked through the Soldiers barracks. — U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Gretchen N. Goodrich
  • USAG-H • PAGE AREA III THE MORNING CALM News & Notes USFK ALERT Take a road trip to health Get hooked on fitness at Humphreys, Area III USFK officials are asking its servicemem- bers and beneficiaries to use caution when eating in non-USFK approved establish- ments due to a recent outbreak of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 by Mike Mooney Virus (HPAI-H5N1 Virus) in the Republic of USAG-H Morale, Welfare and Recreations Korea. All dishes containing chicken and/or eggs should only be consumed if properly USAG HUMPHREYS – USAG- cooked. The USFK is taking these precau- HUMPHREYS – The latest joint promotion tions even as the Korean government ag- gressively works to contain the outbreak. of the USAG-Humphreys and Area III Sports and Health Promotion programs Sexual Assault Awareness Month will involve a “trip” to some of Korea’s best The Department of Defense Sexual Assault tourist spots, coupled with a three-month Prevention and Response Office produces drive to create a healthier lifestyle for area an outreach campaign to enhance aware- Soldiers, Civilians and Family members. ness each year. The April 2008 Sexual “After the success of our three month Assault Awareness Month theme, “Prevent ‘Biggest Losers Contest,’ we decided not to Sexual Assault: Ask! Act! Intervene!” con- lose the momentum and to create another centrates on the capability of every Service member to reduce sexual assault incidents joint program with health promotion aimed by being proactive in ensuring the safety at a healthier lifestyle,” said Area III Sports friends and co-workers. For more informa- Director Lonnie Herring. tion call Jocelynn M.P. Reyes-LaShier at Called “Road Trip To Health, Fitness and 753-7091: to sign up for events call 753- Beyond,” the new program will start May 1 8401. and run through Aug. 10. “While the ‘Biggest Losers Contest’ April 18, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – ACS class- concentrated on weight loss, this new room “How Not to Date a Jerk” workshop, program is designed to improve an call ACS to sign up. individual’s overall health – physical, mental April 19, 8 – 10 a.m. – USAG-H MWR Gym and social,” said Jean Dumoulin, 18th “Soldier and Family Fun Run” call ACS to Medical Command Health Promotions sign up. coordinator for Humphreys and Area III. “This one lets you earn ‘travel points’ for April 21, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – 2nd CAB Dining a wide range of activities – from exercising Facility SAAM Info Booth to participating in organized sports to attending health promotion classes and even April 25, 5:30 – 7:30 – ACS classroom “May I Kiss You?” dating workshop, call spending time playing with your kids,” said Jacquelyn Pomeroy and Marlinda Peshlakai would each earn 25 bonus points for participating ACS to sign up. Dumoulin. in a Boxing Smoker as part of the new Road Trip to Health, Fitness & Beyond being offered as a combined promotion of the Sports Program and the Health Promotion Program. — U.S. Army April 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Alaska Mining –See Health, page 23 – Photo By Mike Mooney Company SAAM Info Booth. USAG-Humphreys Sergeant Audie Murphy Club The USAG-H Sergeant Audie Murphy Club HAES students enjoy time with children’s book author is looking for SAMC and Sergeant Morales Club members. Monthly meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month. Please contact Sgt. 1st Class(P) Grandison at 753-6136 or Sgt. 1st Class Lawson-Hurt at 753-7978 for more information. by Diane Hobler Earth Day Fun Run HAES Librarian There will be a USAG Humphreys Earth Day Fun Run April 19. For more informa- USAG HUMPHREYS – This April, tion call 753-7964. Humphreys American Elementary School Inspector General Opening students spent a day with children’s book The Eighth United States Army Inspector author Mike Thaler. General has immediate openings for offi- He has written more than 200 books, cers wanting to become Inspector Gener- including the ever popular “Teacher from als. Vacancies are for Majors and branch the Black Lagoon” series. qualified captains. Positions can be up to The purpose of the visit was to encourage two years with command sponsorship. children to read and to inspire them to Point of contact is Lt. Col. Ed Hogan at write. 725-6739 or Col. Michael Mahoney at 723- In anticipation, children read a lot of 4006, email: mil or his books, discussed what authors do and prepared questions they’d like to ask. Free Bowling on Fridays Some students also created art based on Military in uniform can enjoy free bowling Thaler’s books, recorded themselves reading every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the his books for other children to hear, read to Humphreys Strike Zone and Long Bowling younger students and even dressed up as Centers. The snack bars will be open for their favorite “Black Lagoon” character. your convenience. Call 754-5722 for more While here, Thaler read stories to information. children, taught them how to create their own riddles and cartooned for them. Mike Thaler reads his book “The Librarian from the Black Lagoon” to first and second graders Please Send Us Stories and Photos To submit info for publishing in The Morning He also spent a lot of time answering while second grader Amari LaShier and the infamous Mrs. Beamster act out the story. — Photo Calm Weekly, USAG Humphreys common student’s questions about being an author By Diane Hobler pages, call 754-6132, 8847 or 8598 -- or and even created some art for the HEAS to read to and talk with families and to professional author and who knows . . . e-mail library. autograph children’s books. HAES children maybe some of HAES’ young authors will In the evening, Thaler visited the chapel were very enthusiastic about meeting a be inspired to pursue a career in writing.
  • APRIL 18, 2008 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 23 Health from Page 22 “It’s all encompassing, and will hopefully kilometer, playing 18 holes of golf, attendingimprove the individual participants overall any aerobics class, passing their physicalquality of life,” she said. fitness test, attending or joining any health The concept of “Road Trip” is simple. promotion program or spending 30 minutesIndividuals earn from five to 25 travel “playing with your kids” are among thepoints for a long list of activities. The 13 activities that earn 10 points each.Korean tourist attractions “cost” so many And then there are the 25 point activitiespoints to visit. – completing the Tobacco Cessation While there are 13 travel destinations Program, losing 10 pounds of five percent oflisted, participants will have to “visit” at your body weight, improving your numbersleast eight of them to qualify for the end- in blood pressure, body fat or cholesterol,of-contest drawing, with those who visit all volunteering as a youth coach, participating13 locations qualifying for the Major Prize in activities such as a boxing smoker, swimCategory. meet or marathon, signing up for the new “We are still busy gathering prizes,” Civilian Fitness Program or bonus pointsHerring said, “and we are hoping to have from either Herring or Dumoulin for ansome actual trips (Major Prize Category) activity that’s not otherwise offer at the end of the contest. Business Travel Destinations range from 40 pointsoperations has already agreed to provide free to visit Independence Hall in Cheonan tobowling, swimming and miniature golf, and 490 points to visit Cheju-do. Other siteswe’ll have a long list of things to give away.” include Suwon (50 points), Yongin (60),Personal travel logs are currently being Seoul (70), Gongju (80), Taejon (90),printed and will be available at the gyms as the DMZ (120), Gyeongju (150), Busanwell as health promotion. (200), Chinhae (250), Mt. Sorak (290) “This is an ‘on-your-honor’ contest,” and the National Marine Park in Dadohae-Dumoulin said. “People will have to keep Haesang. In additional to personal traveltrack of their own points. Once they have logs, participants will receive a tourismearned enough points to visit one of the brochure that talks about what each of thetourist locations they mark it off on their 13 Korean destinations offers in the way ofpersonal log and start working on the next attractions. “We have tried to be as broadone. Once they have at least eight locations as possible in our approach,” Herring said.marked off, they can drop their travel log “The bottom line: we’re looking for waysinto a collection box and start again or to work together with health promotionqualify for the major prize category by to improve the physical, mental and socialvisiting all 13 sites. Individuals will be health of the community.”allowed to complete three travel logs over The contest is open to all U.S. and Koreanthe course of the contest, although they’ll military personnel, U.S. and Korean Civilianonly be able to win one prize.” employees, U.S. Contractors and all Family Participants will earn five travel points members. There may be some restrictions aseach time they play a game of volleyball, to who can win certain prizes, but that will At Wednesday evening’s quarterly Town Hall meeting in the Community Activities Center,basketball or softball; run a 5 kilometer be announced at a later date – along with the USAG Humphreys commander Col. John E. Dumoulin, Jr. signed a proclamation declaringrace, bowl three games, play miniature final prize list. Meanwhile, personal travel April 27-May 3 National Volunteer Week in the garrison. The proclamation touts the personalgolf, racquetball or tennis, walk to work or logs should be available early next week at and community benefits of volunteerism and encourages members of the Humphreys com-home, ride their bike to work or home or the Humphreys Health Promotions Office, munity to volunteer in some way not only during the week but throughout the year. See nextspend 15 minutes on any cardiovascular, Main Post Gym, MP Hill Gym, Zoeckler week’s Morning Calm for full recap of the Town Hall Meeting. – U.S. Army Photo By Bobweight or fitness machine at the gym, a Annex, Camp Eagle Gym, Camp Long Gym McElroyfitness center or at home. Running in a 10 and the Suwon Gym.Humphreys raises awareness of sexual assaultby Stacy A. Ouellette the military, Lashier said. we, the community, will stand by, protectUSAG-H Public Affairs Office “The reason for Sexual Assault Awareness them and hold the perpetrator of sexual of having an active role in ridding units of Month is really to shine a light on an issue assault accountable for the crime,” said this problem. USAG HUMPHREYS –The USAG that is not just a crime but completely Lashier. “Do just as we do in combat or in anyHumphreys Army Community Service incompatible with our values and the There are 45 silhouettes placed around situation. When you see a potential issueOffice sponsored a “Take Back the Night” Warrior Ethos. Sexual assault directly the installation marking the number of take care of it - don’t ignore it. Take an activeevent to raise awareness of sexual assault reduces readiness and will destroy a unit. reported sexual assault victims in this area role, especially when alcohol is involved,”prevention, April 4. It is fratricide,” said Jack Ferguson, Army during 2007. Ferguson said. This event is one of many highlighting Community Service director. They are visible in many high traffic areas On the battlefield, Soldiers are expectedApril as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. By definition, sexual assault is intentional such as building entrances, unit barracks to rely on one another for protection, This year’s theme “Prevent Sexual sexual contact, characterized by use of force, areas and dining facilities. teamwork and situational awareness. It is noAssault – Ask! Act! Intervene!” is designed physical threat or abuse of authority or when “This is the first time I’ve seen them different in a non-combat encourage all members of the community the victim does not or cannot consent. placed throughout the installation. If a Everyone is a leader and must interveneto have direct involvement combating this Sexual assault can occur without regard to Soldier walks in and sees the silhouette, it’s in situations were people may be in jeopardy.issue. gender, spousal relationship or age. Sexual definitely going to generate a conversation. I It is important to create an environment “This year’s theme concentrates on the assault is akin to murder and has no place think it will be a success,” said Chief Warrant of mutual respect and assistance, Fergusoncapability of every Service member to reduce in the Army, Lashier said. Officer Angela Lowe, 2nd Combat Aviation said.sexual assault incidents by being proactive in A portion of this year’s campaign is the Brigade deployed SARC. “The leadership here is really involvedensuring safety for the wellbeing of friends placement of green silhouettes marked Lowe has served in this position for six in this program. The Soldiers can see theand co-workers,” said Jocelynn Lashier, with the words “USAG Humphreys Sexual months assisting the Humphreys SARC command is involved and our numbers areUSAG Humphreys Sexual Assault Response Assault Victim” and a number. with sexual assault training and education actually down from last year,” Lowe said.and Victim Advocate coordinator Each represents a faceless, non-gender for 2nd CAB. Her recommendation is to Fortunately for victims of sexual assault, Each year, the Department of Defense specific Soldier proving sexual assault does place scenarios on each one to let people see sensitive care and confidential reporting areSexual Assault Prevention and Response not discriminate and anyone is a potential how sexual assault is a reality. available through any SARC.Office produces an outreach campaign to victim of this heinous crime, said Lashier. Although a continuous awareness and Dial DSN 158 for the USFK Sexualenhance awareness and press forward with “These silhouettes signify these survivors prevention campaign is active year-round, Assault Victim Response Hotline from anyeach Service’s continued work in reducing need not hide anymore underneath any this month is dedicated to increasing installation, 0505-764-5700 from off-postand ultimately preventing sexual assault in sheath while enduring the pain alone. That awareness and emphasizes the importance locations, or 010-4727-0553.
  • APRIL 18, 2008 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 25 night bowling league kicks off at Carrollby Cpl. Jang Won-il Management and league officials areUSAG Daegu Public Affairs willing to cooperate in making a more entertaining league by bringing in various CAMP CARROLL – The Camp Carroll programs such as red-pin bowling events.bowling center, which opened last month, According to Chong, the entrance fee isbegan its weekly bowling league ‘Thursday 10 dollars. Six dollars is spent on the gameNight Bowling’, with a meeting on Apr. itself and the rest is added to the prize fund.10. Bowling competition will be held every The management plans to give out prizes forThursday night for 12 weeks until the end higher team scores, as well as high individualof June. bowling scores. More than 20 eager Camp Carroll bowlers Jan Armand, elected secretary for the fourthattended the meeting to elect the league’s time in her three years of bowling experienceofficials. Also discussed were the rules that will in Camp Carroll, stated, “It is something wegovern the league for the next 12 weeks. By can all come out and do together. Now thatthe end of the meeting, officials were elected we have a new bowling alley it is so muchand six teams were composed to address topics better than our old facility and we have moreimportant to the organization. participants than before. We’re really playing “We are willing to add more players and some good games here tonight.”teams to the league as we go along,” said HHB 1-44th ADA Battalion, Sgt.Camp Carroll Bowling Manager, Chong Banyon A. Stephens, who participated in Camp Carroll Bowling Manager, Chong Won-chin (center) discusses league rules with ThursdayWon-chin. “We are in our beginning stages the league with his fellow Soldiers said, “I Night Bowling League participants during a meeting held Apr. 10. — U.S. Army Photo By Cpl.of the summer league which will go on for think this is a great extracurricular activity Jang Won-il12 weeks. Then we’ll take a break for about to get my mind off the everyday stress ofa month and start preparing for the winter being a Soldier. This league is about uniting this bowling center work,” added Chong. our new bowling center features top-classleague. As more Soldiers and civilians join friends, families, and the unit, and also to “We are willing to give back to the customer facilities and programs. In our great bowlingthe league it will grow larger and larger.” have a good time.” as much as possible. These regular customers alley, I guarantee you fun and amusement The Camp Carroll Bowling Center “Ultimately, it is the bowlers who make are those who truly love bowling. Also to be found nowhere else.”is certified by the United States BowlingCongress (USBC) standards, however its KATUSA - U.S. Soldier Friendship Week Event Scheduleleague participants decided to apply houserules instead of USBC rules. Accordingto USBC rules, bowlers get a handicapbased on 100 percent of 200 points. Thismeans placing bowlers and teams withvarying degrees of skill on an even platform Date Time Event Locationfor competition against each other. Itis recommended by USBC that higher April 21 9 – 10 a.m. Opening ceremony Victory Fieldhandicap percentages be used for more 10 – 11:30 a.m. Performances Victory Fieldequalized matches. The Thursday bowlingleague decided to apply handicaps based on 1 – 5 p.m. Sports events Victory Field90 percent of 200. April 22 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sports events Victory Field “Bowling is a sport in which the bowlers April 23 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Unit trip Daegu City Tourare very sensitive about their scores. Bowlers April 24 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sports events Victory Fieldare constantly trying to improve their April 25 9 – 11 a.m. Talent show, Performances Henry Theateraverage and that’s what makes bowling acompetitive and even an addictive game,” 1 - 2:45 p.m. Awarding/Closing ceremony Henry Theaternoted Chong. Soldiers donate soccer balls and boots to Siloam orphanage USAG Daegu Public Affairs WAEGWAN – 1-44th Air Defense Artillery Company B stationed in Camp Carroll, Waegwan, visited the Siloam Orphanage and donated 10 new soccer balls and 21 pairs of soccer boots on Apr. 4. The soccer balls are very much needed because the orphanage doesn’t have a lot of physical education equipment. Soccer is one the most popular sports at the orphanage, so getting new soccer balls will definitely make the kids happy. Company B, which has been a frequent visitor to the orphanage located in Sungjoo- Eup, has also made donations and raised support from other local organizations. The orphanage and children were deeply touched by their constant visits and support. “They are like my brothers because they come and play with us very often,” a child from the orphanage said.
  • USAG-D • PAGE AREA IV THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Departmental Spotlight: USAG Daegu PAIO Compiled by Cpl. Na Kyung-chul Army Substance Abuse Program USAG Daegu Public Affairs Don’t walk while drinking! Walking in traffic when tipsy can be as dangerous CAMP HENRY – The United States as driving after drinking. Over one Army Garrison Daegu’s Plans, Analysis third of adult pedestrians killed by and Integration office(PAIO) is selected for a vehicle had been drinking. In 72 Departmental Spotlight of the month. The percent of the cases, the pedestrians, PAIO assists the USAG Daegu Commander, not the drivers, were to blame. Most Col. Michael P. Saulnier, with providing dangerous times: 1 – 3 a.m., when and delivering equitable services, promoting the bars close. Korea has one of the business transformation and monitoring highest mortality rates in the world results. for drinking while walking (DWW) “ Within the ‘Standard Garrison deaths. Use good judgment, use your Organization (SGO)’ we work directly battle buddy system! Arrive alive. with command management,” said USAG Daegu PAIO Plans Specialist, Kenneth R. KATUSA and U.S. Soldiers Edland. “Our office sits at the entrance Friendship Week to the command group at USAG Daegu KATUSA and U.S. Soldiers Friendship Headquarters in Bldg. 1211 on Camp Week will be held Apr. 21 – 25 at PAIO performs important functions for USAG Daegu. — U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul Henry. We support the command team with Camp Henry’s Victory Field and Henry special projects, business initiatives, strategic to the community. PAIO doesn’t hesitate in working with Theater. There will be several events objectives and alignment.” “ICE enables us, with their input, to summer hire personnel to begin developing including sports events, performances, PAIO consists of two branches, the initiate correct actions, improve services those skills to be successful in this area of Daegu city tour and talent show. Management Analysis Branch and the and reward superior service thus providing professional work. For information, call USAG Daegu Planning Integration Branch, both overall better service, support and customer “A summer hire who wants to work with us ROKA Staff Officer, Capt. Lee administered by the director, Charlotte satisfaction to our customers,” said Hogan. needs to be energetic, have a will to learn, adapt Jung-hoon at DSN 768-7623. Hogan. “We also project future growth and to change quickly, possess good communication There are many functions performed by development in order to maintain, sustain skills and a good sense of humor, besides basic Community Family Day PAIO staffs including delivering equitable and improve the quality of life for our computer skills,” said Hogan. MWR will hold Community Family services (Common Levels of Support, Soldiers, civilians, dependents and KN hosts PAIO will continue to enhance performance Day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Apr. 26 at Enterprise Performance Management through ICE.” management criteria across the USAG Daegu Camp Walker’s Kelly Fitness Center and Performance Management Review), In order to work in PAIO, one needs to service spectrum in order to collect, analyze parking lot for the Month of the Military promoting business transformation (strategic have knowledge of a variety of qualitative and provide the Garrison Commander Child/Child Abuse Prevention Month. planning, stationing/re-stationing, Standard and quantitative methods for the assessment with accurate, time-sensitive decision data. There will be several events and Garrison Organization and Lean Six and improvement of program effectiveness The improved flow, speed and accuracy will demonstrations including Taekwondo, Sigma) and monitoring results (Installation or the improvement of management enhance the service and decision-making swordfighting and gymnastics. It will be Planning Board, Interactive Customer processes. capabilities of USAG Daegu. fun for the whole family. For information, Evaluations, Organization Self Assessment, “Individuals that work within PAIO “We do all of our missions with call DSN at 764-5298/768-8090. Army Communities of Excellence and need to be able to visualize concepts, put the principles of ‘Army Community of Installation Status Report). them into reality and then communicate Excellence’ as it supports the USAG Daegu 2008 Eighth Army Even though all the functions are clearly and concisely via written or oral vision: ‘Be a Community of Choice,’” said Full and Half Marathon important, Interactive Customer Evaluation means in presenting their analyzed data to Edland. “At the heart of PAIO staff, you’ll The 2008 Eighth Army Full and (ICE) allows the community to voice its the commander,” added Hogan. find they assist the Garrison Commander Half Marathon will be held Apr. 26 concerns and support for services, thus For young students who prepare to with the objective to make USAG Daegu a at Carey Fitness Center on Camp making it one of the most valuable programs proceed into society after graduation, Community of Choice.” Casey, Tongduchon. Those who want Absentee voting: chance to make a difference to participate can register at Camp Walker’s Kelly Gym by April 13. For information, call Thomas A. Corcoran at DSN 768-6603. by Cpl. Na Kyung-chul Step 1 – Citizen completes and mails USAG Daegu Public Affairs the Federal Post Card Applications (FPCA) Factory and Cultural Tour Form (Standard Form – 76), Registration There will be a Factory and Cultural CAMP HENRY – The United States’ and Absentee Ballot Request Form. Tour held May 9. Participants will visit presidential election to select the 44th Step 2 – Local Election Official approves Daedun Mountain by cable car, Hite President of the United States is rapidly Registration request or requests further beer factory and Jeonju Hanok village. approaching. Hillary Rodham Clinton information. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and Barack Obama are competing to be Step 3 – Local Election Official mails and Hite beer factory will provide a the Democratic Party nominee and John absentee ballot. beer tasting opportunity, beer for adults McCain was selected as the Republican Step 4 – Citizen votes and mails the and soft drinks for the underaged. Party nominee, for President of the United absentee ballot to the Local Election Official For information, contact Community States. in time to meet state deadlines. In order Relations Officer Chong Yong-kon at For military services members and to receive an absentee ballot in a timely DSN 768-6907 or chongy2@korea. American citizens overseas, voting is manner, it is imperative for citizens to keep their right and they have to vote to make their local election official informed of their voices heard. USAG Daegu Military address changes. Commissary Awareness Day Personnel Division Human Resources It is important to remember that the BOSS holds Commissary Awareness Specialist, T. Ethan Zenj-Ra is in charge registration requirements will vary from Day 9 from a.m. – 12 p.m., May 16 at of absentee voting for Area IV. state to state. States and territories will allow It is dishearting for young Soldiers not Like Pfc. Anthony I. Fowler Jr., people who voters to register and request an absentee the Commissary parking lot on Camp to be able to vote, or not know that they are want to participate in absentee voting should ballot by submitting a single FPCA during Walker. A variety of events are planned able to vote. “A year after the election, some fill out this SF-76 form first. — U.S. Army Pho- the election year. for the day. For information, call Spc. people tend to complain about what the new to By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul Federal law entitles eligible family Aleshia Fenner at DSN 764-4426. government is doing, but a year prior, they vote, thus forget they have the same right members of military personnel to vote Daegu Website had the opportunity to have their voices to vote. To inform those persons who are via absentee ballot. Family members are For local news you can use, visit heard, and to state or take some actions,” unfamiliar with the voting process, here are considered to be in the same category USAG Daegu’s website at http://ima. said Zenj-Ra. the four steps of the basic absentee voting of absentee voter as military members Many people residing outside the United process from Federal Voting Assistance States are unfamiliar with the procedures to Program (FVAP): – See Absentee Voting page 28 –
  • APRIL 18, 2008 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 27 ESC Soldiers conduct Area IV hula classes by her mother and she also joined the to adults, seemed to enjoy their first hula Polynesian dance club in high school. She dance class. has also performed in different hula groups “Learning how to dance a different throughout her life and participated in cultural style was great. I took my wife many hula dance competitions. Duenas and she had a lot of fun too,” said Sgt. participated and competed in a hula group Joshua P. Basigner, Secretary General on Guam. Staff. Since these classes are mainly for “The plans for the future of the hula beginners, they started off teaching the class are more classes and getting more basic movements of hula, such as the ‘ami’, people involved in dancing so that moving your hips in a circular motion, we can eventually perform dances for the ‘side to side’, bumping your hips to events. A few of us are putting together the left and right without moving your a dance for the talent show during upper body, and of course, how to make KATUSA Friendship Week and Pacific your hands and body move gracefully Islander Month coming up in May,” when dancing. said Wilgus. All participants, ranging from children19th ESC automated logistical specialist, Pfc. Ashley Wilgus, teaching kids basic movement ofhula dance, during Hula dance class Apr. 5. — U.S. Army Photos By Sgt. Jung Seo-jinby Sgt. Jung Seo-jin The Hula dance was developed in the19th ESC Public Affairs Hawaiian Islands by the Polynesians who originally settled there. Hawaiian hula is CAMP WALKER – Soldiers and unique and totally different from otherCivilians from Area IV gathered at Kelly Polynesian dances. Although it beganFitness Center for a Hula dance class held as a form of worship during religiousApril 5. ceremonies, it gradually evolved into a This was the start of the hula class, which form of entertainment. Every movementwas given by two Soldiers and one civilian in hula has a specific meaning, and everyfrom the 19th Sustainment Command expression of the dancer’s hands has(Expeditionary)-automated Logistical great significance. The movements ofSpecialist, Pfc. Ashley Wilgus, Command a dancer’s body might represent certainSergeant Major Administrative Specialist, plants, animals, and even war. The HulaPfc. Theresamaria R. Duenas and Jenny dance is normally accompanied withFlores. chants and/or songs telling a dancer’s The class was divided into two groups: story. 19th ESC automated logistical specialist, Pfc. Ashley Wilgus(right) and 19th ESC Commandtwelve years old and under for the kids’ class Both Wilgus and Duenas have experience Sergeant Major administrative specialist, Pfc. Theresamaria R. Duenas(second from right side)and thirteen and up for the adult class. in hula dancing. Wilgus was taught stretch out with kids at the Hula dance class at Kelly Gym, Apr. 5. PAID ADVERTISING
  • USAG-D • PAGE AREA IV THE MORNING CALMCarroll’s ‘Cardio Alley’ keeps customers ‘Army Strong’by Cpl. Jang Won-il staff to keep balance with the programming,USAG Daegu Public Affairs the facility and the great condition of its equipment. CAMP CARROLL – Cardio Alley, the “Our loyal, wonderful Korean staff isbest-kept secret of the Crown Jewel Sports dedicated to customer service, entertainingand Fitness Center, offers a unique health programming and the facility’s maintenance,club experience that helps US and KATUSA and is key to our success,” said Algarin. “ISoldiers, civilians and family members am very thankful and appreciative of theconnect with their individual fitness needs opportunity to work together with myand competitive spirit. staff. Never in my 22 years working for the The fitness center is the largest of its kind military have I seen a group of people whoin the garrison. have bonded so graciously and accomplished “We have the most cardio equipment in the mission in the same fashion that thisa single fitness facility of its kind and size,” staff does. They are awesome and we are allsaid Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Director, proud of the product that we put out to theModesto C. Algarin. “It offers a different community that we proudly serve.”feel and experience when working out The benefits don’t end there; the facilityand getting fit.” Whether you’re trying to is in preparing for an upgrade of its alreadyincrease your muscle mass or decrease your well-maintained equipment. The entirewaist size, there is a piece of equipment that line of CYBEX equipment featured in The ‘Cardio Alley’ consists of top-class fitness machines which provide various cardiovascular andfits each variety of fitness, wellness, level of the Center will soon be replaced with top muscular exercises for USAG Daegu members. — U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Jang Won-ilperformance and range of motion. of the line “Nautilus Nitro,” equipment Along the long-stretching second floor Camp Carroll or at the Tri-Camp enclave received many accolades from IMCOM- via the Department of the Army andbalcony which Algarin named “Cardio in the city of Daegu. “Today Daegu and Korea Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Al IMCOM Korea, thanks to a bulk purchaseAlley” around 3 years ago, every state-of- Waegwan are tied together strongly as Aycock during a walk-through several weeks that saved thousands of dollars. Soldiersthe-art machine blends in perfectly with a single garrison and our main focus is ago.”, added Algarin. and other authorized users will find thethe well-built sports and fitness center. to promote the pride that surrounds the The facility has earned its merit due to same equipment wherever the ArmyIt doesn’t matter whether you work in intramural sports of this facility that recently great effort by the management team and serves. this day. Then, the electoral college vote of For more information about absentee Absentee Voting from Page 26 each state vote will be conducted on Dec. voting, visit the Federal and U.S. Armyand generally should follow the same assistance,” said Zenj-Ra. “I want to 5 and the President-elect will be officially voting assistance Websites: http://www.procedures. go the community, knock door to door announced on Jan 6, 2009. or Zenj-Ra is currently planning some and make everyone aware of their right “This is your time to stand up to be Active/TAGD/pssd/psb/votingindex.htm,workshops and activities to inform people to vote.” heard,” said Zenj-Ra. “You should take time or contact USAG Daegu MPD Humanknow about their right to vote. The 2008 General Election will be held to fill out the form to receive your absentee Resources Specialist, T. Ethan Zenj-Ra at “We’ll do something in community Nov. 4. Voters elect the electoral college and ballot. Voting is a way for you to be heard DSN 768-6954/8486.and contact several organizations for the President-elect is actually determined on and to make a change.” PAID ADVERTISING
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