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

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    • April 25, 2008 • Volume 6, Issue 27 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea Daegu honorsInside Casey Paintball K-16 community enthusiaists take discovers local Alliance with aim at fun Fun Fair ‘Friendship Week’ Page 7 Page 16 Page 25 8th Army hosts local athletes American, Korean youth team-up for ‘Good Neighbor’ soccer match, clinic See page 18 for full story Andrew McClung, 29, and Joshua Elder chase down the ball during a spirited 8th Army Good Neighbor Program Youth Soc- cer match April19. — U.S. Army Photo By Edward Johnson
    • NEWS • PAGE 2 NEWS THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Command - Korea USFK Good Neighbor English Camp Message Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. Al Aycock We are all ambassadors for America and our Good our spouses, recognize and congratulate everyone for Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson Neighbor Program empowers us to engage positively their participation in this great camp. Senior Editor:Susan Silpasornprasit with our Korean partners. The USFK Good Neighbor Like all other Good Neighbor activities, the USAG-RED CLOUD English Camp at Yongsan Garrison is one of those English Camp depends on volunteers. We need Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson wonderful Good Neighbor Program events that your help. If you live in the Yongsan Garrison area, Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson CI Officer: James F. Cunningham allows us to reach out. This youth outreach program we are looking for host families and students who is designed to positively impact future Korean leaders can spend a bit of their time from the twentieth to USAG-YONGSAN Commander: Col. David W. Hall by introducing that to USFK and its mission and the twenty-fourth of May befriending and assisting Public Affairs Officer: David McNally role through organized, interactive and educational a Korean student in their homes. This is a chance CI Officer: Kenneth Fidler Staff Writer: Cpl. Im Jin-min activities. The goal is that the camp participants become for each of you to really make a positive difference “Goodwill Ambassadors” as they relay their experiences Gen. Burwell B. Bell in Korean-American relations. USAG-HUMPHREYS to their friends, classmates, teachers and families. Commander If you live in the Yongsan Garrison area and are Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy This year, Yongsan will conduct its fourth GNP accompanied with your family, I would like to ask Writer/Editor: Andre D. Butler English Camp by inviting Korean high school students from Seoul, you to volunteer to support this fantastic opportunity to help expose CI Officer: Stacy Ouellette Pyeongtaek and Taegu to join us in Yongsan. The concept is simple. local students to American culture and have a lot of fun doing it. To USAG-DAEGU USFK runs a five-day camp at Yongsan Garrison for a select group volunteer as a host family for the Yongsan Good Neighbor English Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier Public Affairs Officer: Ronald Inman of 60 Korean high school sophomores. The visiting students are Camp, visit the USFK website. You may also volunteer by calling CI Officer: Samuel G. Hudson immersed in an English-speaking environmental as they visit USFK 723-4685/7669 or email We need you to Staff Writer: Cpl. Na Kyung Chul installations, attend U.S. high school classes, receive U.S. military volunteer as a host family for the USFK Good Neighbor English Staff Writer: Cpl. Jang Won il briefings, see displays and meet/talk with USFK Servicemembers. Camp. Thank you. This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for During the camp, the students live with American families in Katchi Kapshida! members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily order to provide an interactive opportunity to facilitate their official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, understanding of American family life. A sports day and picnic Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of this weekly publication is the with their American and Korean families precedes the graduation responsibility of the IMCOM-Korea, Public Affairs, APO ceremony where the Command Sergeant Major and I, along with AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 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. Prepare early for summer PCS moves The civilian printer is responsible for commercial adver- tising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, Special to The Morning Calm Weekly dates. When scheduling dates, customers scuba diving tanks, aerosol cans) including inserts or supplements, does not constitute • Corrosive liquids (acids, acidic batteries, endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the should: products or services advertised. Everything advertised Personal Property Shipping and Processing • Avoid scheduling pickup dates on disinfectants, rust preventing/removing in this publication shall be made available for purchase, Offices experience their peak movement the day their housing lease expires, since compounds) use or patronage without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical season each year from May through August. this prevents adjustments for unforeseen • Flammables (acetone, ammonia, handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit During these four months, there are as challenges such as carrier equipment cleaning fluids, enamel, kerosene/gasoline, factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser many personal property shipments as the rest shortages which sometimes occur during propane tanks, enamel, paint, varnish, is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising of the year combined. As such, customers are this extremely busy time of year. turpentine) from that source until the violation is corrected. Another important part of many people’s reminded to plan their moves well in advance. • Avoid changing their scheduled Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Customers who are within the 90 days of their packing and pickup days once made— PCS moves is shipment of their pets. Please Commercial Advertising Date Expected to Return from Overseas and there is no guarantee that they will be remember that shipment of pets is the Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 Fax: (02) 790-5795 still do not have reassignment instructions able to obtain immediate or near-term owner’s responsibility and is done at the E-mail: should contact their order-issuing authority alternate dates. owner’s expense. Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post in order to expedite processing and issuance • Please understand that not everyone Commercial airlines often restrict of their orders as soon as possible. will be able to move on the last day of the shipment of pets to certain destinations SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: during summer months due to high Phone: DSN 724-TMCW (8629) Servicemembers, retirees, and DoD month due to the many moves occurring Fax: DSN 724-3356 employees are advised to make counseling during this peak movement season. temperatures coupled with extended aircraft E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly appointments with PPPOs in their area of As a reminder, certain items cannot be ground times. responsibility immediately upon receipt of shipped. These items include: Pet owners should coordinate their PCS/Travel Orders. In order to obtain desired • Combustible liquids (certain alcoholic shipments well in advance of their projected Visit us online packing and pickup dates, customers should beverages, antifreeze compounds) departures with the airlines. The Morning Calm make counseling appointments at least three • Explosives (fireworks, propellants, Members are referred to the weeks in advance to alleviate conflicts that ammunition) – See PCS, page 4 – may occur with desired packing and pick up • Compressed gases (fire extinguishers, Word on the street: ‘How can motorcyclists stay safe while riding in Korea?’ Submitting to The Morning Calm Weekly Send Letters to the Editor, guest commen- taries, story submissions and other items: For all submitted items include a point of con- tact name and telephone number. All items are subject to editing for content and to insure they “Riders new to Korea, regardless of “Wear a helmet while riding a “First, hesitate at the intersection. conform with DoD guidelines. previous experience, should seek motorcycle. Don’t go on the Don’t go when the light turns green. those familiar with riding here for center line and keep your eyes on Wait and look all in directions first and IMCOM-K Public Affairs mentorship before and during their pedestrians.” then go...expect unexpected things. and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located initial rides.” Drive very defensively.” in Bldg. 1416, Yongsan Garrison Main Post. For information, call 724-3365. — Master Sgt. Scott Haymaker — Bin, Jin-hye — Paul O’Leary
    • APRIL 25, 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: Aggravated Assault; Resisting Ap- prehension; Disorderly Conduct; Under Age Drinking; Failure to Obey Order or Regulation (2ID Policy Letter #8); At 1920 Hrs, 12 APR 08, SUBJECT #1 entered VICTIM #1 room, for reason(s) unknown, held a knife to VICTIM #1 throat telling VICTIM #1 to get out of the room. SUBJECT #1 then attempted to stab VICTIM #2 in the leg while VICTIM #2 was lying down on the bed. There was no verbal altercation prior to this incident and SUBJECT #1 had not been provoked in anyway. SUBJECT #1 was appre- hended and transported to the USAG-Casey PMO where SUBJECT #1 was administered a PBT with a result of .189% BAC. SUBJECT #1 was further processed and detained for pre-trial confinement. SUBJECT #1 then became bellig- erent and refused to follow instructions by the MP, and showed blatant disrespect for military authority as SUBJECT #1 continued to use pro- fanity towards various NCOs and Officers. At 1330 Hrs, 13 APR 08, SUBJECT #1 was advised of SUBJECT #1 legal rights, which SUBJECT #1 invoked. At 1400 Hrs, 13 APR 08, SUBJECT #1 was transported by SUBJECT #1 unit to the 249th Confinement Facility, USAG-Humphreys. AREA II: Entry #1Purchase in Excess of Per- sonal Needs SUBJECT #1 was observed by MP purchasing 4 packages of Newborn shirts, 4 packages of Gerber zip-front shirts, 2 packages of Gerber gowns, 2 packages of Gerber One- sies, 6 packages of men undershirts, 3 boxes of Centrum vitamins, 3 boxes of Polygrip, 2 boxes of Tylenol, 3 bottles of Omega 3 vitamins, 3 boxes of Sensodyne toothpaste, 2 Estee Lauder dusting powders, 2 bottles of Estee Lauder soft The Peace Bell celebrates the new millenium. It weighs 21 tons, stands on top of 21 steps, with an area of 21 pyeong (Korean measurement for clean, 3 Estee Lauder fresh ivory mist boxes, space). — U.S. Army Photo By Edward Johnson 3 Estee Lauder bright skin tone moisturizers, 3 bottles of Estee Lauder soft clean moisturizer, 2 Estee Lauder re-nutriv lotions, and 1 Panasonic SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Current events and activities cordless handset and base phone in excess of SUBJECT #1 personal needs. SUBJECT #1 was detained and transported to the USAG-Yongsan Seoul Lantern Fest (May 3 – 4) along the ocean floor as they pass through this tunnel with PMO by MP where SUBJECT #1 was advised of The Celebration Committee for Buddha’s Birthday Seoul is numerous species of fish and sharks swimming above. This is SUBJECT #1 legal rights, which SUBJECT #1 celebrating with a festival of lanterns in May. Everyone`s invited one of the most popular areas of the aquarium and guarantees waived, rendering a written sworn statement de- to the resplendent Lotus Lantern Festival, where thousands to be a special experience. The simulator will stretch your nying the offense. SUBJECT #1 was processed, of gathered lanterns brighten our minds and our world. imagination and give you the tingling feeling of experiencing issued an Order to Show Cause memorandum Participants can enjoy an exhibition of traditional lanterns May life on the ocean floor. The Busan Aquarium is open year- and released on SUBJECT #1 own recognizance 2 at Bongeunsa Temple, Samseong-dong; the eve celebration round. For more information, visit due to SUBJECT #1 sponsor being out of the of the festival on the streets of Insa-dong, featuring shows and or Or call the Busan Aquarium at Tel. country. SUBJECT #1 RCP was retained. a parade May 3 from 7-9 p.m. in front of Jogyesa Temple; +82-51-740-1700. AREA III: Entry #1 Wrongful Destruction of Pri- the Buddhist Street Fest at which participants can create their vate Property; Conduct Unbecoming a Member own lantern, sample temple food, make traditional art pieces Imjingak (Gyeonggi-do Province) of Military Service; KNP notified to the USAG- and enjoy song and dance performances May 4 from noon to “Peace” is the theme at Imjingak, an educational park and Humphreys PMO of a Destruction of Private 7 p.m. on the street in front of Jogyesa Temple in Insa-dong; memorial site located 7 km from the Military Demarcation Line Property. Investigation revealed SUBJECT #1 the Lantern Parade features floats and 100,000 lanterns May in Gyeonggi-do Province. Monuments, Unification Park and struck VICTIM #1 vehicle’s hood, passenger side 4 from 7-9:30 p.m. from Dongdaemun to Jogyesa Temple; North Korea Center are located in Imjingak along with “Peace door, and passenger side mirror by kicking and and the Finale May 4 from 9:30-10:30 p.m. on the street in Land”— a small amusement park for children. Hundreds of striking with a closed hand. SUBJECT #1 was front of Jogyesa Temple. Transportation: KTX (Seoul Station apprehended and transported by KNP to the photos and documents showing the stark reality of North Korea - Subway Line #1-Jonggak station); Express Bus (Express Bus are displayed in the North Korea Center of Unification Board. Pyongtaek Main KNP Station where SUBJECT #1 was charged with ROK Criminal Law, ART Terminal - Subway Line #3-Anguk station). Accomodation Outside, there are 12 kinds of tanks and weapons on display #266 (Damage to Private Property). SUBJECT motels around Jogyesa temple and Insa-dong information: Tel : that were used during the Korean Conflict. Mangbaedan is #1 was released into MP Custody on a CJ Form 02)722-2206 Fax : 02)722-2203 E-mail : ipogyo@buddhism. famous as the place where people from North Korea visit and 2 and transported to the USAG-Humphreys PMO More information about his event can be found at www. perform ancestral rites by bowing toward their hometown where SUBJECT #1 was administered a PBT or every Lunar New Year’s Day and Chuseok. The Bridge of the with a result of .130% BAC. SUBJECT #1 was Freedom, South Koreans crossed when they came back from not advised of SUBJECT #1 legal rights due to SUBJECT #1 suspected level of intoxication. Busan Aquarium (Busan) North Korea, stands behind Mangbaedan. In front of Imjingak, SUBJECT #1 was processed and released to The Busan Aquarium houses more than 35,000 kinds of fish, there is the Gyeongui Train Line which was destroyed during SUBJECT #1’s unit. At 1227 Hrs, 12 APR 08, algae, reptiles, and amphibians. This state-of-the-art facility is the Korean Conflict in 1950, but has been reconstructed. SUBJECT #1 reported to the USAG-Humphreys one of Korea’s top aquariums. The Busan Aquarium has three Visitors can also see the “Peace Bell” built in honor of a new PMO where SUBJECT #1 was advised of SUB- underground levels as well as an outdoor park. In the first millennium. The bell was sounded on New Year’s Eve in 2000. JECT #1 legal rights, which SUBJECT #1 waived, underground level visitors can find a simulator, souvenir shop, Imjingak is open every day except Mondays and holidays. It is rendering a written sworn statement neither ad- and several places to eat, while in underground levels two and located about an hour north of Seoul near Imjingak Station in mitting nor denying the offenses. SUBJECT #1 three, there are various aquariums. The third underground Paju. Tourist Information: +82-31-953-4744 (English). stated SUBJECT #1 did not recall committing the level boasts a seabed tunnel. One feels like they are walking offenses. Source:,,,, — No endorsement implied.
    • NEWS • PAGE 4 NEWS THE MORNING CALMScouts enjoy fun in the sun at Day Camp PAID ADVERTISINGCub Scout Pack 89 was treated to a Day Camp April 20 at USAG Yongsan. Activities includedtug-of-war and air rocket launching. — U.S. Army Photo By Edward Johnson PCS from page 2Transportation and Travel “It’s Your Move” Command has published a detailed set ofArmy Pamphlet 55-2 on the SDDC Home guidelines that governs FRV coverage onPage at for further its website. DoD customers can find thehelpful shipping information. website at; click Full DoD customers (Servicemembers, retirees Replacement Value Protection. Furtherand Department of Defense Civilians) now FRV information can be found on variousenjoy Full Replacement Value protection Military Claims Office web sites.on most DoD-funded personal property The IMCOM Korea Installationshipments. Transportation Offices remain committed to Un d e r t h e F RV p r o g r a m , t h e doing everything possible to help ensure youtransportation service provider/carrier is have a smooth move. Early preparation byliable for the greater of $5,000 per shipment people moving during the peak movementor $4 times the net weight of the shipment season will greatly help.(in pounds), up to $50,000. The Military Contact your local transportationSurface Deployment and Distribution management office for more details.Sorority kicks off ‘May Week’ activities PAID ADVERTISING The Republic of Korea Alumnae Chapter Delta Gems, Breast Cancer Awareness andof Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is gearing Voter Registration and is excited about itsup for its annual May Week Celebration. International Awareness Initiative with the May Week is a national initiative held Pearl S. Buck Foundationannually for chapters to showcase programs This program was recently initiated incentered around the Sorority’s Five Point order to provide young ladies who are ofProgrammatic Thrust as well as emphasize both American and Korean descent withscholastic achievements, educational an opportunity to learn more about theiropportunities, and cultural awareness in American culture.the community. The ROK Alumnae Chapter kicked off The Five Point Programmatic Thrust its May Week Celebration with a Collegeconsists of the following: Economic Fair at Seoul American Elementary SchoolDevelopment, Educational Development, April 19 where more than 40 schools wereInternational Awareness and Involvement, represented. May Week activities willPhysical and Mental Health, and Political conclude May 3 with Jabberwock, ourAwareness and Involvement. The Chapter Debutante/Scholarship Ball. Scholarshipshas worked tirelessly in the community to and awards will be presented to thosepromote and bring awareness in each of these deserving high school seniors as they prepareareas such as the Angel Tree, Delta Academy/ to embark upon new endeavors. The Republic of Ko- rea Alumnae Chap- ter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. sponsors programs like its International Awareness Initiative with the Pearl S. Buck Foundation during May Week. For information, call June Wilkins at 010-6696-7214. — Courtesy Photo
    • APRIL 25, 2008 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 5 Service Corps employees sharpen service combat skillsby Jack Loudermilk & PV2 Kim, Jong Chan an opportunity to assess individual KSCUSAG-RC Public Affairs knowledge and skills on combat critical tasks. It also determines weaknesses and USAG-RC -- Members of the 15th strengths of company personnel.”Korean Service Corps challenged their Yi said Army Warrior Training consistscombat service support skills in two days of of eight training events per year and coverscommon task testing April 17-18 at USAG- field first-aid, map reading, and nuclear,Red Cloud’s Village Green. biological and chemical defense; as well as KSC is a paramilitary labor force that hands on weapons familiarization.supports U.S. forces in Korea and 8th Evaluations are carried out by KSCU.S. Army during armistice and wartime supervisors skilled in Army Warrioroperations. Training. “Our mission is supporting the U.S KSC member Chin Chong-pom said heArmy both at peacetime and wartime,” appreciates the training and evaluation.explained Yi Kung-tok, 15th KSC company “Army Warrior Training is beneficial,”commander. “We renovate buildings, roads Chin said, “and the instructors are fair, yetand facilities on post; operate hot refuel hard. I think KSC and our mission are verypoints; provide ground medical support and important, and I am proud of what I do.”surveillance; conduct ammunition control; As an evaluator, Chi O-sik said, “Thisand just about everything else the U.S. training is important and essential; andArmy needs in the way of support. people take this training seriously. There are “Across the peninsula, the 15th KSC some nervous people, but instructors andis composed of Korean National indirect- evaluators try to make them comfortable.hire civilians who perform combat service Most people do their best as they are duties,” Yi said. “The KSC supports We all try to succeed in our missions becausethe activities of the 2nd Infantry Division, our missions are important enough.”19th Sustainment Command Expeditionary, The company moved from Red Cloud18th Medical Command and the Defense to Camp Stanley Sept. 30, 2005 as part ofCommissary Agency. The 15th also provides the 2nd Infantry Division 8th U.S. Army mobile labor force.” At present, the roles of the company are In case of war, Yi said, other Korean designed to parallel the wartime missionemployees would evacuate, but the KSC as closely as possible, and to provide anemployees will stay and continue supporting experience base for expansion if a shootingU.S. Soldiers and commanders. war resumes. During their two days of training and “Most American Soldiers know 15THtesting, KSC members in battle dress KSC supports office and construction workuniforms rotate from station to station for the U.S. Army,” Yi said, “but that’s not alland receive “Army Warrior Training” and we do. We have many other responsibilities Members of the 15th Korean Service Corps practice first aid treatment during commonevaluation. “We conduct common task even into wartime.” task testing at USAG-RC Village Green, April 17, as part their mission of supporting thetesting every year,” Yi said. “For us, this is U.S. Army — U.S. Army Photo By Jack Loudermilk BOSS holds first Soldiers Fair at Casey by Spc. Alun Thomas “Today we are expecting about 300 to we usually have about 30 people attending, USAG-RC Public Affairs 400 Soldiers and we have provided free food but for some of the smaller bases the turnout for them,” Saeed said. “We are trying to put may be three or four people,” Hall said. “We USAG- CASEY – The first Better BOSS out there to the Soldiers and this is need to increase the profile of BOSS in these Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied why we are having this event, so people say areas because the word is not getting out.” Soldiers Fair was held April 15 at the USAG- ‘what is this’ and want to find out what The BOSS program is an MWR Casey Post Exchange parking lot, in an BOSS is.” component and intended to boost the attempt to help Soldiers understand the Saeed said BOSS is a program designed morale of single and unaccompanied concept of BOSS and how it aims to serve by the top of the Army all the way down Soldiers through various events including them on their tour of Korea. to provide opportunities and fun on and leisure and recreation. BOSS headquarters During the program Soldiers were able to off base and provide options for single and are located in Alexandria, PA. sign up for BOSS programs, fill out surveys unaccompanied soldiers. and become eligible for various BOSS prizes During the event Soldiers were able to which included t-shirts, bags, phone cards spin a ‘wheel of fortune’ which decided the and hats. gift they received after signing up for the Command Sgt. Maj. Nidal Saeed, USAG- BOSS program. Casey, Headquarters and Headquarters Spc. John Decker, USAG-Casey BOSS Detachment, said the purpose of the vice-president, said he wanted to put out program was to spread the meaning behind information regarding BOSS at the program BOSS and make Soldiers aware of the to inform Soldiers at USAG-Casey exactly alternatives to activities outside of the gates what BOSS offers. of their camp. “Today BOSS is trying to put its face “What we are trying to create is an out there and let people know who we are atmosphere where Soldiers have the and what we are doing,” Decker said. “I opportunity to discover events BOSS has have been associated with BOSS for seven going on,” Saeed said. “Instead of going months and this is the first time we have outside the front gate, getting drunk, really tried to put our name out there.”Volunteers from the USAG-Casey Better Op- Soldiers can stay on post and become Manuelita Hall, Morale, Welfare and A USAG-Casey Soldier spins the ‘wheel ofportunites for Single and Unaccompanied involved with our activities. We don’t Recreation, said a public event is a good fortune’ to claim a prize after signing up forSoldiers program, grill hot dogs at the first advertise alcohol, we advertise fun.” way to advertise BOSS because of the low the BOSS program at the first BOSS Sol-BOSS Fair, April 15, at the USAG-Casey Post Saeed said some of the upcoming BOSS turnouts to some BOSS meetings, which diers fair, April 15, at the USAG-Casey PXExchange parking lot. -- U.S. Army Photo by activities include a Hukilau in May and the BOSS hopes to change. parking lot. — U.S. Army Photo by Spc. AlunSpc. Alun Thomas BOSS Beach Blast in June. “When we have a BOSS forum at Casey Thomas
    • USAG-RC • PAGE AREA I THE MORNING CALM News & Notes 2ID & USAG-RC Present Traditional Korean Wedding held at Casey 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. Korean Green Choir The Korean Green Choir has a Mass start- ing at, May 24 at the USAG-RC Cha- pel, followed by a choir perfromance from 4 to 4:30 p.m. All are invited to attend. EEO/POSH Training EEO/POSH training is scheduled for super- Members of the Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation perform a colorful fan dance following the staging of a traditional Korean wedding at USAG- visors 9-11 a.m., non supervisory 1-3 p.m. Casey Hanson Field House, as part of the Child Abuse Prevention program, April 16. — U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Alun Thomas May 5 at USAG-RC DFMWR Conference Room. Call 732-6277 for more information. develop the necessary parenting skills we cannot be reasonably explained, with some by Spc. Alun Thomas USAG-RC Public Affairs need in our marriages and relationships.” of the types of abuse including physical 2008 Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG- and emotional abuse. All are cordially invited to attend the 2nd USAG-CASEY – The pageantry and RC commander, said National Child “Eighty-four percent of children are Infantry Division and USAG-RC Annual color of a traditional Korean wedding was on Abuse Prevention month should help to being abused by their parents,” Barnes Volunteer Recognition Luncheon April 28 display at Hanson Field House April 16 as strengthen and help build a better and more said. “In a recent research project it was in the USAG-Casey Warrior’s Club at 11:30 Pfc. Jose Garcia and his wife Spc. Elizabeth compassionate community for children of found if you have a good marriage your a.m. Registered volunteers dine free. For Garcia renewed their wedding vows as part those in the Army. children have fewer problems and with more information call: 732-7314. “ T h i s e ve n t a l s o a c k n ow l e d g e s all the deployments in the Army currently, of a Child Abuse Prevention program aimed at promoting healthy marriages. our commitments to identifying and maintaining that good marriage is a bigger Women’s Professional Development The program, entitled ‘The Best Antidote implementing solutions to preventing child challenge than ever.” Symposium The Annual Women’s Professional Devel- to Child Abuse, Healthy Marriage.’ featured abuse in the Army,” Jackson said. “We Hee Jung Sackett, USAG-RC Family opment Symposium takes place May 27, 8 a presentation from Stacey Barnes, Sexual should all work together to make sure our Advocacy Program specialist, then a.m. to 4 p.m. at the USAG-Casey Digital Assault Prevention and Response program children have safe homes to live in.” introduced the couple involved in the Conference Center. Call 732-6273 for more regional trainer and an introduction to the During her presentation Barnes said Korean wedding ceremony and explained information. Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation, who she was honored to be asked to deliver her the role of the KCHF, who hold traditional staged the Korean wedding. perspective on how to strengthen marriages wedding ceremonies for public display. USAG-RC Commissary and explain child abuse. During the wedding ceremony both During her invocation Chaplain (Maj.) Camp Stanley hosts a block party and yard “There are many different forms of child bride and groom were bought out separately sale, May 3, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., at the com- Carol Highsmith, USAG-RC, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, said every abuse and I want to relate them specifically undertaking custom rituals including a missary parking lot Call 732-5485 for more information. parent should strive to have happy and to the Army,” Barnes said. “I want to show display of dancing and a ceremonial drum healthy children and have safe homes. you how through strong marriages child routine, which consummated the union. HQ IMCOM Centralized “Today we celebrate the opportunity to abuse can be prevented.” The couple was presented with several Mentoring Program honor and protect our children,” Highsmith Ba r n e s s a i d c h i l d a b u s e i s a n y gifts from the KCHF following the Be a mentor, help develop well-rounded said. “Teach us to love and nurture our mistreatment or neglect of a child, which ceremony, and an exchange of gifts managers at the mid or senior level by children in a house of trust, and help us to results in nonaccidental harm or injury and between Jackson and the KCHF. grooming high potential emloyees to as- sume higher levels of responsibilities. Men- tees from GS-11—13. For more information call: 732-9063. Warrant Officer looks to the future Harvard Strategist Program Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeffrey Harley, USAG- Harvard Strategist Program is a one year Casey, Headquarters and Headquarters De- degree producting program open to all tachment, looks on as son, Demarcus, pins Army active competitive category captains. on his father’s new rank, WO2, at a promo- For more information call: 732-7015. tion ceremony held at USAG-Casey Gateway Club, April 18. The ceremony was attended Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? by Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG-RC gar- If you think you are smarter than a fifth rison commander, who delivered a speech grader then here’s your chance! Event takes place May 5 at USAG-RC Mitchell’s prior to the ceremony, USAG-Casey garrison Club, 6-9 p.m. Free admission. Dinner buf- commander Lt. Col Donald Meisler,Command fet tickets available at nearest CAC. Call Sgt. Maj. Nidal Saeed, USAG-Casey and 730-4601 for more information. Command Sgt. Maj Marshall Downs, USAG- Red Cloud. -- U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Alun Thomas
    • APRIL 25, 2008 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 7 Kimberly Nelson, USAG-Casey, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment commander, assists in the annual Shincheon River Clean Up program, April 15, at the Sangpae Bridge, alongwith local Korean residents and over 100 USAG-Casey Soldiers. — U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Alun ThomasCasey Soldiers assist in area river cleaningby Spc. Alun Thomas ducheon border,” said Hyon Sok Kim, a very meaningful event for both improving our English skills.”USAG-RC Public Affairs 2nd Infantry Division EAID-GC. “Last year Americans and Koreans because Casey is Lunch was provided for those helping we had more than 100 American Soldiers part of the Dongducheon area.” clean up followed by a speech from Oh USAG-CASEY – Soldiers from USAG- out here helping and this year we have Kim said the stretch of bridge cleaned by and a group photo with all the AmericanCasey and Camp Hovey joined together exceeded that number.” U.S. Soldiers and local Korean residents is volunteer Soldiers.with residents of Bosandong April 15 to Kim said each local district divides up two to three kilometers long, ending south Command Sgt. Maj Nidal Saeed, USAG-help clean a section of Shincheon River in portions of the river to be cleaned, with at the Annung Bridge. Casey, said the clean up is another form ofDongducheon for the 2008 river clean-up USAG-Casey falling under the Sangpae Dongducheon Mayor Sea-chang Oh building relations in the local community.program. Bridge, which would be cleaned by the attended the river clean up and said he “Today we have Soldiers from various More than 100 Soldiers participated in Soldiers from 2ID, Headquarters and was grateful for the contributions of the companies and units helping in the cleanthe event, which involved cleaning under Headquarters Detachment and the 210th USAG-Casey volunteers. up.” Saeed said. “This is a great story.”the Sangpae Bridge to ensure the cleanliness Fires Brigade. “This is a good way for both Koreans The Shincheon River runs throughof the area. “We are taking care of this portion and and Americans to become real friends, the city of Dongducheon, which has a “This event is held by the city of the other people are cleaning their districts,” and I thank the U.S Army for their help,” population of 88,000 people. Kim said theDongducheon and takes place from different Kim said of the other cleaning efforts taking Oh said. “This is also good for the local turnout was the biggest in years and hopedsections of the city, ending at the Dong- place in the immediate river area. “This is residents as we are concentrating on for continued USAG-Casey help.Annual paintball tournament held at Caseyby Sally Hall “AOG,” (Stanley Dental team), “D-Block,”USAG-RC Public Affairs Stringer (176th Financial team), “Demented,” (70th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade team), USAG-CASEY—Family and Morale, “Dragons,” (4th Chemical team), and Welfare and Recreation held its annual “Shenanigans,” (1-7 Air Defense ArtilleryPaintball Tournament April 6 at the team). 2nd Infantry Division teams 1 andUSAG-Casey Paintball field. Each team 2 garnered the first two places and theplayed five rounds in a two-bracket round Shenanigans took third place.robin system. There were 12 five member “This is the best tournament we have everteams competing. The tournament serves had on Casey,” said Staff Sgt. Travis King,as a qualifying round for the 8th Army Headquarters, Headquarters Battalion,FMWR Paintball Championship to be leader, 2nd ID paintball teams. “It is greatheld May 10-12 at USAG-Humphreys. to see new players enjoying the tournamentFour teams will represent USAG-RC in and building a winning team.”May. The tournament was logistaclly supported Teams of different units chose interesting by the staff of Hovey, Casey and USAG-RCnames such as : “Raise Hell,” “Hung-over,” Community Activity Centers. Volunteersand “Ramrod” (61st Maintenance), “The served hot dogs with chips and beverages. A competitor at the annual Paintball tournament takes aim at his opponents, April 6, at theBeatles” (USAG-Casey BOSS program), USAG-Casey Paintball field. — U.S. Army photo by Sally Hall
    • APRIL 25, 2008 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 9 pest control technician sprays pesticides on bushes as part of a project to treat trees and bushes around U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan installations to reduce damage from insects. — Courtesy PhotoPesticide treatment to begin on trees, bushesby Cpl. Im Jin-min This is a two-phase project. The first Community members should be careful people to stay away from the treated areasUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs starts when DPW workers inject capsules to avoid pesticide sprays and tree injections until the grounds have fully dried. filled with pesticide into trees. This starts that may be harmful, Yi said. Injections will “While the health hazard to humans by YONGSAN GARRISON — The next week and will last for about one occur mostly along the tree-lined streets. contact or inhaling the pesticide sprays isgarrison will start next week treating month. “We will put up signs on the spraying virtually nonexistent, community memberstrees and bushes with pesticides to reduce The second phase involves spraying vehicles,” Yi said. “We will also station cones must make sure their kids and pets don’tdamage from insects and bugs. insectides onto trees, shrubs and turf grass around the sprayed area before, during approach the control area,” Yi said. “During warm and hot seasons, pesticide as needed. and after the spray until the application Some other precautions:applications are frequently required to “It will be monitored from beginning has dried. The pesticide capsules will be  If in a vehicle, passengers should keepprotect our natural resources from pest to end,” said Enrique Blanco, chief of removed from the tree trunks when the the windshields closedattacks,” said Yi Kyu-ung, pest control the DPW Roads and Grounds Branch. injection is complete.”  If you or your vehicle comes intoforeman with U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan “There will be spraying only during Pesticides under normal conditions dry contact with the chemicals, wash theDirectorate of Public Works. “Our foremost periods without wind, and we will hand up in about 40 minutes. Once dry, they affected areas with warm water and soapconcern, however, is to keep Yongsan out brochures to inform garrison residents are not harmful, Yi said. In case of rain  If any unusual symptoms arise, seekcommunity members safe and aware.” ahead of time.” or extreme humidity, however, Yi advised medical help Community honors victims of Holocaust Ceremony remembers millions who died by Pfc. Lee Min-hwi two out of every three European Jews had USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs been killed. But the European Jews were not the only single group of victims, but YONGSAN GARRISON — More one-half million gypsies and 250,000 than 100 Yongsan community members mentally and physically disabled persons gathered April 16 to commemorate the also fell as victims of Nazi genocide.” Holocaust during a special ceremony at During a poetry recital, Sgt. Hong the Multipurpose Training Facility. Sub-seo of the 38th Chemical Detachment U.S. Army Troop Command-Korea relayed the words of “Kristallnacht,” or organized this year’s event. Night of Broken Glass. “Today, we gather here to honor and “Night of Broken Glass began almost 70 remember the 6 million people who died years ago,” Hong explained. “It happened during the Holocaust,” said Sgt. 1st Class on Nov. 9 and 10 in 1938. On this night Desiree Tomlinson, U.S. Army Troop of terror, at least 30,000 Jews were arrested Command Korea equal opportunity and sent to the concentration camp in advisor. Sachsenhausen, Birkenau, and Dachau.” Six participants – each wearing yellow The ceremony included a musical armbands to signify the yellow patches presentation that showed the photographs Jewish prisoners wore in Nazi Germany of victims during the Holocaust, along – lit six candles to represent the millions with a video clip of a movie, “Schindler’s who died during the Holocaust. List.” “Each of these six candles represents 1 Participants also heard testimonies million people whose lives had perished from some Holocaust’s survivors through during the Holocaust,” Tomlinson said. recordings. “In 1933, there were 9 million Jews “I appreciated coming to the ceremony,” across 21 countries in Europe that were said Sgt. Darcie Johnson of Naval Forces occupied by Germany during the war,” Korea. “I learned about the Holocaust, itsSgt. Brian Tabios, U.S. Army Troop Command-Korea, arranges candles during the 2008 U.S. Army Gar-rison-Yongsan Days of Remembrance Ceremony honoring victims of the Holocaust. Each of the six can- said Rafael Reyes, 8th U.S. Army equal victims and survivors as well as things thatdles represents 1 million lives lost during the Holocaust. — Photo By Pfc. Lee Min-hwi employment opportunity officer. “In 1945, happened at the camps.”
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 10 AREA II THE MORNING CALM News & Notes ACS Classes Local group donates $40K to support friendship week Army Community Service offers free classes ranging from learning Korean to discovering Seoul. Following classes are scheduled in May at the Community Ser- vice Building: English as a second language: Mon- by David McNally days and Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. The USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs classes are designed to assist foreign-born dependents of U.S. Servicemembers look- YONGSAN GARRISON — A local ing to improve English language skills. Call private organization donated about $40,000 738-7505. to directly support activities during the 2008 American culture discussion group: KATUSA-U.S. Soldier Friendship Week Prepare and practice for upcoming citizen- in a formal presentation to the garrison ship exam topics through the ACS Ameri- can Culture Discussion Group. The group leadership April 18. meets every Friday in Room 124 from Korean Augmentee to the U.S. Army 4:30-5:30 p.m. Call 738-7186. - U.S. Soldier Friendship Week is an Korean language class: Learn to read annual event designed to foster improved basic Korean letters and learn Korean understanding between members of the phrases to improve your cultural experi- Korean-American alliance. The week ence in Yongsan. Classes are held Tues- includes field trips to local amusement day and Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. Pre-en- parks, live concerts, sporting competition, rollment is required. Call 738-7505. a talent show and cultural exhibitions. Seoul Secrets Korean food discov- ery: Learn Korean food names, discuss KATUSA Soldiers work side-by-side with restaurant etiquette, and eat in a local Ko- American Soldiers, a relationship that is rean restaurant touted as a “hidden secret” unique across the globe. by community members. The class is 10 People to People, New Seoul Chapter a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14. Call 738-7505. is a nonpolitical, nongovernment, private People to People New Seoul Chapter President Hwang Moo-young (left) presents USAG-Yongsan Com- Seoul Secrets Transportation 101: organization established in 1990. mander Col. Dave Hall with about $40,000 for the 2008 KATUSA-U.S. Soldier Friendship Week. — U.S. Learn about the multitude of transportation “Our goal is to promote United States Army Photo By Pfc. lee Min-hwi choices Seoul has to offer to include the and Republic of Korea relations,” said Hall said the PTP New Seoul Chapter relations throughout the world. subway, express buses and local buses. Chapter President Hwang Moo-young. continues its tradition of support for The organization’s Web site says The class is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21. Call “We have about 80 Korean businessmen American Servicemembers, and without the purpose of PTP International is to 738-7505 to sign up. Sponsorship training: Are you a unit and women in our organization. We hope to the support many programs would simply “enhance international understanding and trainer looking for a class that offers train- strengthen the bonds of friendship between not happen. friendship through educational, cultural ing in a unique and motivating manner? our two nations and express appreciation to “We would not be able to enjoy an and humanitarian activities involving the Schedule your next sponsorship training American servicemembers.” enhanced quality of life and well-being exchange of ideas and experiences directly class at 738-7186. Hwang presented 40 million Korean without the great support we get from our among peoples of different countries and Solo in Seoul May Movie Morning: won, or about $40,000, to U.S. Army good neighbors. With PTP at our side, day diverse cultures.” An ACS “Hearts Apart” program designed Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave in and day out, they help to make Yongsan In Korea, the New Seoul Chapter has to provide information to Families of de- Hall April 18, three days before the start of supported morale-boosting activities, such the assignment of choice in Korea.” ployed or geographically separated spous- the friendship week. People-to-People is an international as the annual Super Bowl Party, Fourth of es. This month, it offers a movie morning at the Multipurpose Training Facility 10:30 “This is a great partnership,” Hall said. “I organization started by President Dwight D. July celebrations, the Yongsan Fall Festival a.m. to noon May 22. Call 738-7186. am honored to receive this donation.” Eisenhower in 1956 to enhance American and various other community events. Operation Smooth Move: Gain tips and information about moving or learn about your new duty station. The next class Collier gets new fitness equipment is 1-2:30 p.m. May 23. Schedule individual counseling by calling 738-7505. Relationship enhancement pro- gram: Family Advocacy holds quarterly workshops on establishing and maintain- ing healthy relationships for couples. For information, call 738-3034 or 738-7075. CIF Closed for Inventory The Central Issue Facility will be closed April 25 through May 5 for annual inven- tory. For information, call 736-7499. Become an Inspector General The 8th U.S. Army Inspector General has immediate openings for officers wanting to become inspector generals. Vacancies are for majors and branch-qualified captains. Positions can be for up to two years with command sponsorship. For information, call 725-6739 or 723-4006 or e-mail to or michael. 2008 Army Birthday Ball The 2008 U.S. Army Birthday Ball will cel- ebrate America’s Army, “The Strength of The Nation.” This year’s ball will be held at the Washington D.C. Convention Cen- ter June 14 and will include dining, danc- ing and entertainment. All Army members, Family members, Department of the Army Civilians, Retirees and Veterans are in- Collier Field House patrons work out on new fitness machines installed earlier this month. Collier now has 24 new weight-training machines, nine elliptical vited. Visit machines, and new free weight equipment. Expected soon are 24 new spinning bikes. Collier Field House is open 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Friday and page/137983 for more information and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekends and holidays. — U.S. Army Photo By Pvt. Choi Keun-woo reservations.
    • APRIL 25, 2008 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 11 Actor Robert Downey Jr. debuts new film at Yongsan Yongsan continues upgrades to family housing, barracks by Kenneth Fidler By converting a two-bedroom duplex into one USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs five-bedroom home, these homes can accommodate a family with up to eight children. YONGSAN GARRISON — Nearly 200 homes and At Hannam Village, the leased three vacant high- 20 barracks have been renovated under a continuing rise buildings are currently being looked at for possible garrison-wide program to upgrade housing facilities. renovation, as well, Jones said. “In all areas, we’re looking at renovating, upgrading “We’re currently talking with KNHC and and improving our quarters,” said Carol Jones, housing KOHOMM to see about the feasibility of this,” she division chief. said. They have been vacant since August 2006. Yongsan has two types of housing, government The six low-rise buildings at Hannam were and leased. Government-owned family housing and renovated in 2002 under a project that combined barracks are managed and maintained by housing and two apartments into one, including new floors, air the Directorate of Public Works. Leased housing areas conditioners, kitchens and bathrooms. are maintained by a contract company, Korea National For the garrison’s 68 barracks, the majority on Camp Housing Corp., which sub-contracts the Korea Coiner and on Main Post, 20 have been completely Housing Management and Maintenance company to renovated in the past 18 months, Jones said. maintain the buildings. “We’ve created a neighborhood concept and “If you look at our South Post leased housing areas consolidated some units that had Soldiers in barracks – Eagle Grove, Itaewon Acres and Black Hawk Village spread throughout the garrison,” Jones explained. – we’re renovating all those buildings,” Jones said. This means that Soldiers assigned to the same unit Forty buildings that contain 300 homes are getting live in the same building, increasing unit integrity, major facelifts. “These are complete renovations – gut she said. the buildings, new piping, electrical upgrades, new “We have a very aggressive program,” she said. kitchens, bathrooms, doors and closets,” Jones said. “When we renovate a barracks, we also install brand Government-owned homes are getting partial new furniture, and that’s a huge quality of life renovations with new entrance doors, new foyers and upgrade.” cabinets where possible. The barracks consolidation opened up buildings “ We’re also doing bathroom and kitchen that can be renovated and used for more bachelor replacements during change of occupancy or as officer and bachelor enlisted quarters. requested by residents,” Jones said. The next barracks project started Tuesday, with an The garrison has 260 government-owned homes and $800,000 project under a Far East District Corps of spends an average of $3 million a year in renovations Engineers contract to renovate an 80-person barracks and routine maintenance. at the Yongsan Transportation Motor Pool. “Many of these homes were built in the 1950s and Jones said most of the renovation projects for the Actor Robert Downey Jr. (left) and director Jon Favreau sign posters of have needed these welcome upgrades,” Jones said. government-owned buildings have been funded locally. their new movie, Ironman, at Yongsan’s theater April 16 during a free, At the same time, a few government-owned homes “We’ve gotten a lot of support from leadership to fund advance showing of the movie based on a Marvel Comics superhero. have been combined into five-bedroom homes to these projects,” Jones said. Nearly 600 community members turned out to watch the movie and get accommodate large families. Six have been finished “The message here is we’re still looking at ways to autographs and photo opportunities with Downey and Favreau. This since June. improve quality of life,” Jones added. “Even though showing, in coordination with the Army and Air Force Exchange Ser- Yongsan Garrison has had a shortage of quarters for we know the time here at Yongsan is uncertain, we still vice, came two weeks before the movie is to released to theaters May large families, Jones said, and a five-bedroom home off plan on keeping our quarters in top-notch condition 2. — U.S. Army Photos By Cpl. Im Jin-min post is too expensive. and finding ways to improve them.” “Around Yongsan” is a place to publish your photos of community describe the action; name and date of event; name of photographer; AROUND YONGSAN events. Send high-quality digital photos to and a contact name and phone number. Photos may be published mil. Include the following information with each photo: identify peo- based on quality and space availability and may be posted to the TAKE YOUR PIC ple in the photo with first name, last name, rank, and organization; Garrison Web site at ENGINEERING CANDIDATES: Stella Cho (left) and Christine Robinson of Seoul American High School were selected to attend an Army engineering and construction camp this summer. Cho, a sophomore, and Robinson, a junior, earned trips to attend the two-week camp this June in Vicksburg, BOWLING TOURNAMENT RAISES NEARLY $1,000: Jim Thorn (left) presents Hyun EE Kim with the award for the Miss. All fees and travel expenses are paid for by the Korea Chapter of high game, female category, after Saturday’s Korean-American Friendship Fundraiser Bowling Tournament at Yongsan the Society of American Military Engineers. — Courtesy Photo By Monica Lanes. The tournament raised more than 920,000 Korean Won, and the donations will support charitable activities of the Yang MacArthur Masonic Lodge #183. Looking on are Dan Melton, representing the Lodge, and JJ Kim, Korean team coordina- tor. — Courtesy Photo
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 12 AREA II THE MORNING CALM PAID ADVERTISINGCelebrating KATUSA-U.S. FriendshipT his week, we had a true success story. enemy. Together, Korean and American Thousands of Korean and American Soldiers fought bravely to repel the invaders Soldiers participated in the 2008 and restore peace, prosperity and security toKATUSA-U.S. Soldier Friendship Week. the Republic of Korea. This should serve asThis is a prime example of how strong the a strong reminder that the KATUSA-U.S.U.S.-Korea alliance can be. Soldier relationship is battle-tested. It is a Korean Augmentee to the U.S. Army relationship that works.Soldiers play an enormous role in our Serving in uniform, in my opinion, is oneability to meet the challenges of protecting of the most patriotic things a person can do.the Korean peninsula. This week, we We need to remember that our KATUSAhave learned about each others cultures, Soldiers are all volunteers. They are requiredcompeted on our sports fields, enjoyed a to serve, but they applied for the KATUSAgreat talent show and sharedsome excellent time togetherbuilding friendships. What a great opportunityfor Americans to learn first-hand about the Koreanpeople. Korean Soldiers standin our formations, live withus, eat with us and learnabout our alliance through us.These KATUSA Soldiers areambassadors for their countryand I’m proud to serve withthem. The KATUSA programwas born out of necessity U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers share spirited competition and culturalduring the Korean War. exchanges during KATUSA and U.S. Soldier Friendship Week.So u t h Ko re a n So l d i e r s — U.S. Army Photo by Cpl. Im Jin-minfought along side Americansproviding critical translations,navigation and cultural insights that helped program and passed rigorous language tests.immensely in the defense of their young They are their nation’s best and brightest.democracy. I am proud of their accomplishments and In the 58 years since the beginning of the contributions to the mission.Republic of Korea-U.S. alliance, countless I am also proud of our U.S. Soldiers. AtKATUSA Soldiers have served with U.S. this important juncture in history, we areArmy units. These young men went on to an Army at war. The American people arebecome leaders in industry, law, politics asking more from her volunteer Soldiersand all sectors of Korean society. Without a than at any time since the Revolutionary PAID ADVERTISINGdoubt, our KATUSA Soldiers are the future War. Yet, we continue to attract and retainof Korea. quality Soldiers. Our men and women are The friendships that are forged by up to the task because we are a professionalworking side-by-side in our alliance are fighting force.lasting ones. Together Korean and American Soldiers In Seoul, there is an initiative to organize form an unstoppable force. We standa KATUSA veterans group. The fact together ready for the fight.that there is high interest among former During this KATUSA-U.S. SoldierKATUSA Soldiers to come together again Friendship Week, we had an opportunitymeans the bonds that brought us together to better understand one another; to learnare still strong. more about each other’s cultures; and to As a Soldier, I take pride in the Army enter into some exciting competitions.story. Our Soldiers do great things in all As a result, we built stronger friendshipscorners of the globe. The warrior ethos that and helped to strengthen the allianceled Soldiers to victory in battles during the between our great nations.Korean War is the same lineage that drives If you have the chance to thank aSoldiers on the ground in Afghanistan and KATUSA Soldier for the part they play inIraq today. the alliance, by all means, give them a pat This entire city where Yongsan Garrison on the back, a handshake and a sincere,stands was once taken and occupied by the “Kam-sa-ham-nida!”
    • APRIL 25, 2008 SAFETY IMCOM-K • PAGE 13 Think before you sink 101 Critical Days of Summer launches with water safety message Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center other, on and off duty.” underwater. His body was later recovered Another safety measure Soldiers often by emergency services divers. None of the As the winter chill gives way to warmer tend to overlook is the importance of Soldiers were wearing PFDs. temperatures, the U.S. Army Combat wearing a personal flotation device while The Coast Guard estimates PFDs could Readiness/Safety Center is reminding on a watercraft. According to U.S. Coast have saved the lives of more than 80 percent Soldiers to be mindful of the risks associated Guard statistics, small-boat accidents are the of boating fatality victims. Because accidents with water-related activities. most frequent cause of drowning fatalities can occur with terrifying speed and leave no Over the last 10 years, the Army has nationwide. In half the water-related time to reach stowed PFDs, the Coast Guard Army releases heat experienced 95 water-related accidents accidents in fiscal 2007, the Soldier did recommends they be worn at all times when injury prevention video involving one or more Soldier fatalities. In fiscal 2007, there were 14 Army water- not plan on entering the water but went overboard from a fishing boat or similar on the water. While taking the time to put on a PFD Combat Readiness/Safety Center related accidents, resulting in 15 deaths. watercraft. is certainly a wise decision, some Soldiers With the summer months In one of those accidents, a Soldier choose to negate it with a poor decision In an effort to combat heat injuries, approaching, many Soldiers will be drawn to drowned when his kayak capsized in – operating a watercraft under the influence the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/ some form of water, whether it’s a swimming the ocean and he was caught in a rip of alcohol or drugs. Safety Center released a new video, pool, river, pond, lake or ocean. However, Coast Guard statistics reveal that a boat highlighting areas such as heat injury, before participating in any water-related “Operating a watercraft while under operator with a blood alcohol concentration heat illness prevention measures and activity, Soldiers need to take the proper above .10 percent is estimated to be more leadership engagement. safety precautions and assess the readiness the influence of alcohol or drugs than 10 times more likely to die in an Each year, heat injuries pose a threat to of everyone in their group — especially is extremely dangerous. When it accident than a sober operator. Soldiers, civilians and Family members. children. To make matters worse, watercraft Leaders, take a moment, watch this Perhaps the most important precaution comes to water-related activities, motion, vibration, engine noise, sun, wind video and pass the information to your a Soldier can take is to learn to swim. Yet, leave the alcohol on shore.” and spray all intensify the effects of alcohol Soldiers. no matter how confident Soldiers may be and drugs. Col. Randall Cheeseborough, “These environmental stressors can cause The video is available on the USACRC in their swimming abilities, they should website at always bring a buddy along before taking USACRC Ground Task Force director fatigue and dramatically affect a watercraft Once there, scroll down to the Medical the plunge. operator’s coordination, judgment, vision category under Army Safety Videos. The “Even the most experienced swimmer can current. The Soldier was not an experienced and reaction time,” Cheeseborough said. video is located under the title Heat encounter difficulties in the water,” said Col. swimmer and wasn’t wearing a PFD. Just “Operating a watercraft while under the Injury Prevention. Randall Cheeseborough, USACRC Ground weeks later, another Soldier drowned when influence of alcohol or drugs is extremely Preventing heat injuries will keep our Task Force director. “The battle buddy the canoe he was sharing with two other dangerous. When it comes to water-related Army Safe and Army Strong! system is an excellent combat multiplier Soldiers overturned about 200 meters from activities, leave the alcohol on shore.” to help prevent a tragic accident from the shoreline. While attempting to swim to For more information, visit https://crc. occurring. Soldiers must take care of each shore, the Soldier became fatigued and went or
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 14 NEWS THE MORNING CALMArmy rolls out new service and support mechanism for Soldiers, Familiesby Margaret McKenzie going process with the Reserve and Guard a quality of life that is commensurate with to come together so that anyone can enterFMWRC Public Affairs headquarters, they are working to establish their service, according to Brig. Gen. John the network to find out where they can get baseline standards. (JD) Johnson, Deputy Commander at help, no matter where they live,” Johnson The Army is transforming the way it The goal is to establish memorandums FMWRC. said. “They can take advantage of all theprovides services and support to the entire of agreement and other means to provide “This conference is designed to help great things that are being offered outArmy Family. Soldiers with those baseline services, no Family programs and Soldier programs there – whether in the government, private The Army Integrated Family Support matter what component they are or where help the people who need it the most,” sector, or public sector – by accessing theNetwork establishes a comprehensive multi- they live. Johnson said. network.”component approach for Soldier and Family The two directorates brought together “Soldiering is about heart. The Covenant Currently, each component functionssupport and services. It meets the diverse representatives from all three components is a reflection of that heart,” he continued. independently and access to services isneeds of Active Army, Army National to conduct training on how to provide “It is a contract with the leadership, Soldiers dependant on unit resources. For a ReserveGuard, Army Reserve Soldiers, Accessions standardized baseline services. The training and their Families that says we understand unit with three or four personnel in theCommand Families, employers, and the also provided networking opportunities what you need and we are signing up to rear detachment, hundreds of miles fromcommunity. for staff members within state and region provide standardized, predictable service to an Active Component garrison, providing The program integrates baseline services boundaries and components. you at a high quality.” support is as difficult as it is critical. Localand resources traditionally found on “Since Oregon doesn’t have any active When fully implemented, the global community support is the key to makinginstallations into a network that supports component base or post, it’s important for network should make that goal a reality. AIFSN work, and AIFSN will level the fieldSoldiers and Families no matter where me to attend training like this and meet Many military members and Families don’t as much as possible.they live. Services include childcare and all the different state and local agencies live close to a National Guard assistance “We are working on things we canyouth and Family program information located around me that offer support center, an Army Reserve readiness center change,” said Kathy Classe-Friend, Childand referrals, online resources, assistance services,” said Dianne Gooding, director of or an installation. and Youth Service coordinator for both thewith school transitions, mobilization and Family Programs for the Oregon National This system should enable them access National Guard and Reserve componentsdeployment, information about Soldier Guard. “Now I can link up with them and to the same benefits and services they’d at a Combat Support Training Center inprograms, recreation and fitness programs, potentially help any active component or receive on a garrison through online services systems, money management, and reserve folks here in Oregon.” or referrals to local and state community “I think the training gives a generalmuch more. “We really try to work together through agencies where they can receive equivalent overview of how the National Guard “The Army intends to capitalize on the Inter-Service Family Assistance services and support. operates and I think it is up to us to mergethe existing resources and integrate our Committee and it was really important to “It’s all about readiness,” Johnson said. our services and address the needs. For meprograms across components,” said Jean come here and meet these folks face to face,” “It’s all about making sure Soldiers and the National Guard is our community, soMills, AIFSN program manager at the Gooding continued. “This training really Families are ready. Because the one thing we we have been working with the communityFamily and Morale, Welfare and Recreation opens up the networking opportunities for cannot control is when they are going to be for a long time. I believe it will be a newerCommand, in Alexandria, Va. “The goals are us. We have many programs in place and called on to go forth and do what they sign process for the Active Duty componentto ensure Families from all three components we have made partnerships within our local up to so. That’s a piece we don’t control. because their community has always beenreceive the same quality of service; provide communities. The active component and the “We want Soldiers and Families to know inside the fence and everything they need isbetter coordination and synchronization Reserve can only benefit from what we have the Army cares. We want Families and loved right there. The National Guard membersof support by the components to reduce to offer them. We can only get stronger with ones to know we can take care of them and live out in the community and have alwaysredundancy; and ensure Soldiers have access everyone in partnership.” do it in such a way that they feel they are in used the community resources. That is ourto the same baseline services no matter The course provided 134 representatives control of what is going on in their lives,” life.”where they live in relation to a military from all components an overview of what he said. “As AIFSN rolls out,” Mills said, “wegarrison.” AIFSN is about and how it will impact all Soldiers and Families will be linked will make every effort to make sure Families Family Programs and Child and Youth the components and the customers they through AIFSN to local community services know they can go to the Web, the phone,Services Directorates at FMWRC started serve. and programs in their geographical areas, or to a brick and mortar facility closest tothe process by providing access to their This AIFSN Basic Institute Course not just those on the nearest installation. where they live and receive the same baselineservices through a single access portal, www. demonstrates the Army Family Covenant’s “The whole idea behind this program is services.” Through an on- commitment to provide Soldiers and Families to develop and use all the various systems April 25-May 1 Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Casey Witless Protection Vantage Point Vantage Point Prom Night Spiderwick Fool’s Gold Vantage Point 730-7354 (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (PG) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. Henry Strange Wilderness Vantage Point Fool’s Gold Witless Protection 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 Prom Night Prom Night Prom Night Definately, Mabe Definately, Mabe Step Up 2 Step Up 2 753-7716 (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. Hovey Vantage Point Prom Night Vantage Point Witless Protection Witless Protection Prom Night Fool’s Gold 730-5412 (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 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 Prom Night Witless Protection Vantage Point Spiderwick Witless Protection No Show 88 Minutes 732-6620 (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 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. 88 Minutes 88 Minutes Spiderwick Spiderwick Witless Protection Witless Protection Witless Protection Yongsan I (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8 p.m. (PG) 8 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Step Up 2 88 Minutes Spiderwick Definately, Mabe Definately, Mabe Vantage Point Vantage Point Yongsan II (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (R) 8 p.m. (PG) 8 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. Yongsan III National Treasure 2 National Treasure 2 National Treasure 2 Over Her Dead Body Over Her Dead Body Untraceable Untraceable 738-7389 (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m.
    • APRIL 25, 2008 CHAPLAIN IMCOM-K • PAGE 15 Area III Worship Schedule Chaplain suggests how to communicate Protestant Services effectively during deployment separation Collective Protestant by Chaplain (Capt.) Charlie Lee separation we all need communication with family. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Zoeckler Station Chapel USAG Humphreys (Wonju) Chaplain However, we need effective communication skills. 11:00 a.m. Freedom Chapel Effective communication during a separation takes 11:00 a.m. Camp Long Chapel practice. It does not just happen. You have to work at “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and 11:00 a.m. Suwon Air Base Chapel 3:00 p.m. Camp Eagle Chapel slow to become angry (James 1:19, NIV).” it. Be careful about what you say and what you hear 7:00 p.m. Camp Eagle Chapel when you talk on the phone or by e-mail. I would like Gospel Se p a r a t i o n b e c a u s e o f d e p l oy m e n t s a n d to introduce the Speaker/Listener Technique from the Sunday 1:00 p.m. Freedom Chapel unaccompanied overseas tours creates stress for Soldiers, Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Freedom Ch (Bible Study) spouses, children, and Family Members. No one likes (PREP) (Christian PREP Inc, 1997). The Speaker/ Contemporary to be separated from the ones you love and care for. Listener Technique is helpful for soldiers when they are Sunday 6:00 p.m. Freedom Chapel According to the Family Redeployment Readiness Plan talking to spouses and children on the phone. [Chaplain (Col.) William De Leo; May 2003], “about KATUSA 30% of wives say that deployments harm their marriages” Tuesday Sunday 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Freedom Chapel Camp Long Chapel and “nearly half of wives of sergeants and below have Learn to connect by playing lowered their positive attitude about military life after experiencing a deployment.” So, what should we do? by the rules of communication Catholic Services Don’t give up. There is hope. Think positive. “Separation is a Stressor: It is like the sun on a plant. Rules for Speaker: Mass 1. Speak for yourself. Don’t read minds! Daily 11:45 a.m. Freedom Chapel Under the sun, some plants shrivel and die. Other plants Sunday 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel grow stronger and larger. The key is this: If the plant in 2. Don’t go on and on. 4 :00 p.m. Camp Long Chapel the sun receives water and food, it grows under the sun’s 3. Stop and let the listener paraphrase. 5:10 p.m. Camp Eagle Chapel heat! In the same way, when you separate for a military operation, your relationship is going under the sun. If Rules for Listener: you water it and feed it, your family can grow under this 1. Paraphrase what you hear. USAG Humphreys Chaplains pressure (Surviving Separations, author unknown).” Communication skills are very important during 2. Don’t rebut. Focus on what the Chaplain (Maj.) Klon K. Kitchen, Jr., 753-7274 the separation especially when you are stressed. A lot of speaker is saying. soldiers want to talk to family when they feel stress. The Chaplain (Maj.) James E. O’Neal soldiers want to hear the encouragement, appreciation, Rules for Both: , 753-7276 thanks, and praise from family members, but family 1. The speaker has the floor. doesn’t fulfill soldiers’ needs and expectations. The 2. Speaker keeps the floor while the Chaplain (Capt.) Charlie Lee stressed soldiers receive more stress and anger during listener paraphrases., 721-3356 the conversation. 3. Share the floor. Then what should we do? Should we not communicate with family? No. We need communication. During the
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 16 FEATURE THE MORNING CALM FUN K-16 COMMUNITY FAIR by Pvt. Choi Keun-woo USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — The K-16 Community Activities Center held its Community Fun Fair Saturday, treating participants to Korean culture and fun and games for children. “This was a partnership under the Good Neighbor Program with the people of Seongnam,” said Mario Farrulla, director of U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Community Activities Centers. “We brought in different dancers and bands from the local community.” Some of the performances included Korean traditional dance, belly dance and modern dance, martial arts demonstrations and a B-Boy performance. Twenty-five children from the “House of Angels,” a local orphanage, also attended the event. “I feel good about this because we’re doing something for them,” said Spc. Carrasquillo Japhet, one Soldier who helped organize the children’s visit. “They get to have fun.” Photo By Pfc. Lee Min-hwi Photo By Pfc. Lee Min-hwi Photo By Pvt. Choi Keun-woo Photo By Pvt. Choi Keun-woo (Clockwise from main photo) Keldon Erick- son, 8, recovers from a “punch” from Sean O’Connor, 7; a Korean belly dance group performs for the crowd; Lee Yoo-bin, 8, throws a dart at a board of balloons; having a turn at the dunk tank; B-Boyz performer Kim Sung-hyun wows the crowd with his moves; Elizabeth Herrera, 2, enjoys playing in a bouncy. Photo By Pvt. Choi Keun-woo Photo By Pvt. Choi Keun-woo
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 18 NEWS THE MORNING CALMMathieu (Matt) Gosselin, Eighth Army Youth Good Neighbor Soccer Team, presents a signed team ball to the Gangnam team’s captain prior to the start of the April 19 soccer match. This was theGNP youth soccer team’s second match since the team was started. — U.S. Army Photo By Edward JohnsonNew 8th Army Good Neighbor Program YouthSoccer Team keeps their focus on friendshipVolunteer coaches make sure buidling teamwork, But soccer isn’t the only event the children partake in. Each soccer match includes anfriendships remains team’s most important ‘goals’ additional group activity before or after the game. Last week, the two teams enjoyed lunch at the Yongsan’s food court. The children paired off, the American children helping theirby Susan Silpasornprasit Korean “neighbors” order their meals.IMCOM-K Public Affairs Ung Sellen, 8th Army’s Host Nation Specialist and volunteer referee for the April 19 game, acknowledged the generosity of spirit displayed by the Korean and U.S. Army com- April 19 marked the second game for Eighth Army’s Good Neighbor Youth Soccer munities in bringing the soccer team together. The team has a Korean sponsor providingTeam. Youth ages 10 to 12 years enjoyed a friendly game of soccer with a Korean team support such as uniforms and the coaches are all volunteers from within 8th Army, hefrom the Gangnam district on the field at Yongsan Garrison. Although the two teams explained. “The goal of the Good Neighbor youth soccer team is to build friendships andplayed to win, the true goal of the day’s event was to promote good relations between teamwork among players,” Sellen said. “We want the children to interect and get to knowchildren in the Army community and their Korean counterparts. each other through the game.” MSgt. Josue Morales, a volunteer coach for the Good Neighbor youth team, ex- The 8th Army Good Neighbor Youth Soccer Team began practicing in January andpressed his pride in the team’s improvements since the first game. “There’s been an im- now have two practices per week. They will continue to play Korean youth soccer teamsprovement in teamwork and fundamentals of soccer,” he said. “They’re playing their posi- throughout the yeartions, distributing the ball and playing as a team.” Learning the different positions teaches “Whether we win or lose, we approach the game with the same ethics—to get the kidsthe players to rely on and trust their teammates, Morales explained. “It’s a game of 11,” he out to have fun and learn the game of soccer,” Morales said.said. “Everyone has something to give to the team.” Soccer is an avenue to friendship for the Good Neighbor Program. The teams are given The Good Neighbor Team plays Korean soccer teams year-round. It was created as a an opportunity to share tips and skills on the field before the matches begin. A rematchbranch of 8th Army’s adult Good Neighbor Programs. The matches reinforce good rela- with another Korean team is already being discussed, paving the way for a friendly re-tions with the host country by bringing youth together to share their skills and bond over union between children who are learning to build new skills and new relationships.the game of soccer.
    • APRIL 25, 2008 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 21, U.S. Army Soldier’s FriendshipWeek celebration at USAG Humphreysby Andre ButlerUSAG-H Public Affairs Office USAG HUMPHREYS – Communitymembers from USAG Humphreys andPyeongtaek City came together this week tocelebrate Korean Augmentee to the UnitedStates Army and U.S. Soldier’s FriendshipWeek here. KATUSA and U.S. Soldiers FriendshipWeek combines sporting events and activitiesas a means to building new friendships aswell as making existing relationships betweenKATUSA and U.S. Soldiers stronger. “During the next few days you willbe tested and challenged in a numberof sporting events and activities: soccer,basketball, softball, Korean traditionalwrestling, tug of war, bowling, putt-puttgolf and taekwondo,” said Col. JohnE. Dumoulin, Jr., USAG Humphreyscommander, during his opening remarks atMP Hill Gym Tuesday. “You’ll also have the opportunity to seeKorean traditional dance, belly dancing anda break dancing show by the B-Boys and Pvt. Robert Rodriguez, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion 2nd Aviation Regiment, and Sgt. Kim, Dong-hyun race to theother performances,” Dumoulin said. finish during a swimming meet at USAG Humphreys Community Activity enter indoor swimming pool. — U.S. Army Photos By Andre Butler “While fierce, the competitions should make friends at work so this gives us that began during the early days of the Korean After the war the number of KATUSAalso be friendly because we are all part of chance,” Kim said. War when Gen. Douglas Macarthur, general Soldiers decreased to today’s total of aboutthe same team and have been for a long “This builds camaraderie,” said Sgt. of the United States Army, and President 3,500 with somewhere around 600 workingtime,” he said. Jeffrey Curtis, 194th Combat Service Rhee, Seung,man, president of South Korea, at Humphreys Garrison. KATUSA and U.S. Soldiers began Sustainment Battalion. formed the KATUSA program to augment “It’s not exaggeration to say that wecompetitions Monday and continued to “You don’t get this kind of interaction U.S. Army units fighting in the war. could not run this installation withoutbattle in the games that would crown a unit normally because of the different jobs we At the war’s peak in 1952, 27,000 the fine support our KATUSAs provide,”team champion at week’s end. all perform,” Curtis said. KATUSA Soldiers fought along side U.S. Dumoulin said. It’s good to have these games with U.S. “Today we can swim as a team and learn Soldiers. “And…I think it’s safe to say that ourSoldiers,” said Kim, Dong-hyun, Company more about each other.” “Our KATUSA Soldiers are key members lives are better for serving with our KATUSAB, 532nd Military Intelligence Battalion. The KATUSA and U.S. Soldier’s of our units throughout the Korean brothers,” he said. “We build trust and forge “We really don’t have a lot of time to friendship has lasted more than 58 years and peninsula,” Dumoulin said. friendships that can last a lifetime.” Pfc. Nicholas Ross, 557th MP, takes a swing Third Special Forces, ROKA, Taekwondo team performs for more than 300 KATUSA and U.S. during a softball game against 527th MI. Soldiers, Pyeongtaek City officials and USAG Humphreys community members at MP Hill Gym.Par Seong Sil Dance team showcase talents Team Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade and 1st Battlation 2nd Aviation Bn., kick it out against Team 4thduring a fan dance at Humphreys MP Hill Gym. Battalion 2nd Aviation Bn., and 18th Medical Command in a game of soccer during KATUSA and U.S. Soldier’s Friendship Week at USAG-H.
    • USAG-H • PAGE AREA III THE MORNING CALM News & Notes USFK ALERT HAES students prepare for future with online tests 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 Virus (HPAI-H5N1 Virus) in the Republic of by Diane Hobler Korea. All dishes containing chicken and/or HAES Librarian eggs should only be consumed if properly cooked. The USFK is taking these precau- USAG HUMPHREYS –Computers tions even as the Korean government ag- gressively works to contain the outbreak. have brought big changes to elementary schools, including in the area of testing. Sexual Assault Awareness Month Beginning last year, Humphreys America The Department of Defense Sexual Assault Elementary School students in third, fifth Prevention and Response Office produces and sixth grade have participated in a an outreach campaign to enhance aware- DoDEA online assessment. ness each year. The April 2008 Sexual Sixth graders take an online social studies Assault Awareness Month theme, “Prevent test while third and fifth graders take an Sexual Assault: Ask! Act! Intervene!” con- online science test. centrates on the capability of every Service member to reduce sexual assault incidents The purpose of the tests is to provide by being proactive in ensuring the safety feedback to teachers and to DoDEA about friends and co-workers. For more informa- how well science and social studies standards tion call Jocelynn M.P. Reyes-LaShier at are being met by HAES students. 753-7091: to sign up for events call 753- Although these tests don’t affect the 8401. student’s grades, they enjoy the fact that the tests are scored as soon as they are April 25, 5:30 – 7:30 – ACS classroom finished. “May I Kiss You?” dating workshop, call In turn, HAES students find out right ACS to sign up. away how well they’ve done. April 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Alaska Mining “Giving students experience with online Company SAAM Info Booth. testing is important because many more tests in high school and college are going online,” USAG-Humphreys said Myra Taylor, HAES counselor. Sergeant Audie Murphy Club “Helping students become comfortable The USAG-H Sergeant Audie Murphy Club with this now will help them succeed in Educational Technologist Jim Mitchell explains procedures to students as they take a practice is looking for SAMC and Sergeant Morales the future.” test to prepare for their online testing. — Photo By Diane Hobler Club members. Monthly meetings are Osan Vet clinic pays held the third Wednesday of every month. Please contact Sgt. 1st Class (P) Grandi- (May 19) to take care of everyone.” son at 753-6136 or Sgt. 1st Class Lawson- Pet owners who want to make an Hurt at 753-7978 for more information. appointment for the May 19 clinic can visit to Humphreys call 784-6614. Appointments are preferred Osan Air Base Space Available Seminar since the clinic can bring any records it There will be a Space Available Seminar has on your pet or start building a patient held at Osan Air Base April 30 from 10 - file ahead of time. The clinic will run from 11 a.m. in Building 884, AMC Passenger Terminal. Everyone is welcome to include Registration required for Boris (a mixed breed German Shepherd and 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. Sipes said they be spouses, retirees and DOD Civlians. The seminar willl cover everything you need to animals USFK-Reg something else) slobbering in their car. I can’t use a taxi and I can’t take the dog on the bringing whatever animals are available for adoption. know about how to fly our of Korea on a bus, so what am I supposed to do. Bringing military airplane to include documentation, by Mike Mooney the Vet here makes it easy.” catergories and frequency flights. No res- USAG-H Morale, Welfare and Recreation Family and MWR has been bringing ervations are needed to attend; however, the Osan Vet to Humphreys at least once there is very limited parking. For more in- USAG HUMPHREYS –The sound of a quarter for the past four years. Now that formation call 784-1854. barking dogs, mewing cats and even the the NEO rules have changed, Sipes said they “thump, thump, thump” of a rabbit turned “would like to come more often. As you can Inspector General Openings the Humphreys Community Activity see, there are a lot of pets to take care of.” The Eighth United States Army Inspector General has immediate openings for offi- Center into a busy place Sunday. In addition to providing veterinary cers wanting to become Inspector Gener- And it isn’t over. services for the Community, the Osan als. Vacancies are for Majors and branch With the semi-annual noncombatants Vets also brought a selection of dogs, cats qualified captains. Positions can be up to evacuations exercise just around the corner, and even a rabbit that were available for two years with command sponsorship. the Osan Veterinary Clinic moved its range adoption. Humphreys Soldiers selected at Point of contact is Lt. Col. Ed Hogan at of services to the Humphreys CAC in an least four dogs with several others in the “let 725-6739 or Col. Michael Mahoney at 723- effort to help pet owners get ready. NEO me talk to my wife” stage. 4006, email: rules now require that all domestic pets be “We’ve had two of the dogs that were mil or micro-chipped in order to be evacuated, adopted at the clinic since October,” Sipes Free Bowling on Fridays and that was one of the major services the said. “It’s great to see them get a new Military in uniform can enjoy free bowling veterinary clinic was performing Sunday. home.” every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the “We had 55 appointments and another The next NEO is scheduled for May 15- Humphreys Strike Zone and Long Bowling 10-12 walk-ins,” said Tech. Sgt. Theresa 17 in the community activity center, and the Centers. The snack bars will be open for Sipes. “It has been a busy day.” Osan Vet Clinic is part of the process. All your convenience. Call 754-5722 for more In addition to micro-chipping, the Vets pet owners are required to visit the clinic information. were also providing updated inoculations, station to get information about what’s performing physicals, checking for parasites needed to assure the safe evacuation of their Please Send Us Stories and Photos To submit info for publishing in The Morning and, where necessary, making appointments dogs and cats. Friendly Hoops Calm Weekly, USAG Humphreys common for follow-ups. “A lot of people still don’t know about the “This is great,” said one young Soldier new rules, so I’m sure we still have animals Pfc. Wesley Bozeman, Company D, 1st pages, call 754-6132, 8847 or 8598 -- or Battalion 2nd Aviation Regiment, takes e-mail who brought his dog to the clinic. “It’s that aren’t micro-chipped,” Sipes said. “We impossible for me to get to Osan during the will make appointments for anyone who a final shot against defenders from Com- week to visit the Vet. Even if I could get the needs them during NEO and then come pany A, 501st Signal Battalion. — Photo time off, I don’t have a car and nobody wants back to Humphreys the following Monday By Andre Butler
    • APRIL 25, 2008 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 23 II: Living in Wonju Enclaveby Stacy A. Ouellette Company C, 1st Bn., 2nd Aviation Regt.,USAG-H Public Affairs Office said trying to give his Soldiers more than 24 years of knowledge and experience. WONJU –After the closure of Camp Scheduled to retire this June, PhillipsPage in Chunchon, 1st Battalion 2nd wants to leave the Army knowing heAviation (Attack) Regiment found a new helped to better prepare Soldiers for futurehome in Wonju. assignments and deployments. As one of the last remote U.S. Army “A lot of them haven’t been to combatinstallations remaining in the Republic of yet. I try to prepare them for what is about toKorea, Eagle residents encounter a unique come because it’s inevitable that the majoritylifestyle similar to those at Camp Long, of these Soldiers are going to combat,”located 20 kilometers away. Phillips said. “I like being stationed at Camp Eagle Having Eagle as a first assignment,because we’re away from the ‘big Army.’ Krukowski has experienced different types ofWe’re a small, tight group. We’re like family leadership styles and has developed respectwhere everybody knows everybody. It’s like a for dedicated NCOs leading the way.small town,” said Staff Sgt. Kimberly Veals, “From my perspective, an NCO takesHeadquarters and Headquarters Company, care of their Soldiers,” Krukowski said.1st Bn., 2nd Aviation Regt. “They know what is going on in their With larger installations two-hours sections and know what’s happening in theiraway, it is easy to take a break from Eagle, Soldiers lives not only at work, but afterwhich is one of the most positive aspects of work, as compared to a sergeant; they justlife here. It’s easy to take a day or weekend have the rank,” Krukowski said.trip and appreciate the break. Residing at a With fewer agencies to assist Soldiers,larger installation doesn’t always afford this NCOs at Eagle have a deeper responsibilitytype of escape, said Pfc. Sierra Krukowski, in taking care of their Soldiers needs. TheHeadquarters and Headquarters Company, atmosphere allows Soldiers to focus on their Soldiers at Camp Eagle have this facility as their Gym. The Eagle Dome has played host to1st Bn., 2nd Aviation Regt. specialized training, work on their education many basketball and volleyball games since 2005. — U.S. Army Photo By Stacy A. Ouellette “The positive thing about living in a and enough time to practice their craft whileremote area is we can always get away. I grew Aviation Regt. commander. Korean National employees working at mentoring others.up in a big city and to be in a small, remote The sense of ownership extends beyond Eagle. The majority transferred to Eagle after “The nicest thing about being awayarea is great, it’s something different and I the concrete structures into the lives of the closure of Camp Page in 2005. Their from everything is I get to actually do myappreciate that a lot,” Krukowski said. each Soldier. Due to the small town style support extends beyond business hours and job as a paralegal. I’m not involved in a lot Being a remote area provides a certain community, there is a certain lack of privacy. schedules. of the other stuff that takes place so I cantype of challenge due to fewer amenities and Everyone knows everyone and what people “We go to the field and if come back on a concentrate on taking care of Soldiers,”agencies to support residents. Partnered in are doing. day they are not open, they will come in on a said Sgt. Lornce Applewhite, 1st Bn., 2ndWonju with Camp Long, residents at Eagle “Everybody knows your business. You day their store is closed and open to support Aviation Regt.share facilities. can’t get away with things and it’s good the Soldiers,” Veals. Taking care of Soldiers By tackling challenges of living at Eagle “This is like their house, their home. because we take care of one another. When is the most important thing, Veals said. together, the entire community seems toWe don’t have all the facilities they have at they go into the local community, they do “With my Soldiers, I’ve taken care of benefit. They function as a close-knit family,Humphreys and at Yongsan, but what they the right thing every time,” Mendenhall them and they have taken care of me in one probably not seen in anywhere else onhave is theirs. We don’t share it with anyone said. return,” Veal said. The mission is going to the Korean Peninsula, which is a humblingelse. For the Soldiers, it’s a great opportunity,” Included as part of the family-oriented accomplish itself. experience to be a part of, Mendenhallsaid Lt. Col. Cory Mendenhall, 1st Bn., 2nd community are the U.S. Civilian and As a leader, Sgt. 1st Class Dan Phillips, said. Pet adoptions possible at Osan Air Base Tech Sgt. Theresa Sipes checks the choppers on a cat that was brought to the Osan Veterinary Clinic in the Humphreys Community Activity Center this past Sunday. Cats and dogs got physicals, shots and, if needed, micro-chips in preparation for NEO. Predictions are that this little bunny won’t be little much longer. Mean- while, he created a lot of smiles and cooing at the Osan Vet Clinic held at the Humphreys CAC this past Sunday. This is one “lucky dog,” adopted by a Soldier and his Wife Sunday at the Osan Vet Clinic held at the Humphreys CAC. At least four animals found new homes — Photo By Mike Mooney
    • APRIL 25, 2008 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 25 tour appreciates beauty of Geoje Island landscape. There are more than 1,000 different types of subtropical and other exotic plants maintained and cultivated by Lee Chang-ho and his wife Choi Ho-sook. The couple have maintained and cultivated these subtropical and exotic plants since 1969. It is reputed to be the first Island in Korea to be owned and developed by private individuals. “It was a very interesting experience for me,” said Daegu American School Student Transportation Officer, Michael Dudley. “I was amazed that private individuals are taking care of the whole island and growing several kinds of flowers there.” On the way to Oedo-Botania by an excursion ship, the group appreciated the superb view of Haegeumgang which is called the ‘sea diamond of the south sea.’ The last stop of the trip was the historical Geoje POW Camp, built to hold prisoners during the Korean War. It held 170,000 prisoners of war, 20,000 from China and 150,000 from North Korea. The camp was closed in 1953 and turned into a park inOedo Island is four kilometers away from Geoje Island. This private-owned island is beautified by more than 1,000 different types of subtropical and 1997 to ensure that the Korean War is notother exotic plants. People can enjoy a beautiful view of the crystal blue south sea from the island. — U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul a forgotten war. For about an hour, the group walkedby Cpl. Na Kyung-chul let people experience the beauty of Korean movie, the group had the chance to see through the park grounds and felt theUSAG Daegu Public Affairs nature,” said Chong. the areas where workers work hard to tragedy of war. The group first visited Daewoo build ships. “Even though I watched many “Through the military perspective, I liked GEOJE – Forty people from the Daegu Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering kinds of ships on TV, it was first time to the POW Camp visit most,” said AFSBn-community recently experienced a one-day (DSME) Company. It was established in see the procedure for building ships,” said NEA Operations Officer, Capt. Joshuatrip to Geoje Island, the southernmost 1973 at Okpo bay in Geoje Island and USAG Daegu Command Sergeant Major Bastman. “It showed me the difficulties ofarea of Kyungsang province in Korea. The has developed into the world’s premium driver, Pfc. Lee Jung-joo. “I realized that prisoners in wartime.”trip was planned by United States Army specialized shipbuilding and offshore shipbuilding is a kind of hard and detailed The one-day trip let people see variousGarrison Daegu Community Relations contractor that builds various vessels, work.” lifestyles around them.Officer, Chong Yong-kon and sponsored offshore platforms, drilling rigs, floating One of the highlights of the trip was “It was a great cultural learning experienceby the manager of Oedo Island, Joo Kang- oil production units, submarines and visiting Oedo-Botania. People were attracted for me because I’ve not been to outside ofhyuk. destroyers. by the beauty of several kinds of flowers and Daegu for a while,” said Deputy SPO of The trip was composed of visits to People were amazed that the company gorgeous views. Oedo-Botania is a marine 19th ESC, James A. Chen. “It was a gooda shipbuilding factory, Oedo Botanical employs more than 28,000 skilled workers botanical garden located in Hallyeo National chance to see a lifestyle outside of the bigGarden and the historical Geoje Prisoners of and grosses sales of nine billion dollars Marine Park, which has a beautiful view of city. I was impressed by the slower lifestyleWar (POW) Camp. “I planned this trip to a year. After watching the introduction the crystal blue south sea and surrounding of people.” 2008 KATUSA and U.S. Soldiers Friendship Week celebrates, unites Soldiers as one team CAMP HENRY – 2008 KATUSA and U.S. Soldiers Friednship Week was held to continue to strengthen and renew the lasting relationship between Korea and the United States, from Apr. 21 - 25. KATUSA and U.S. Soldiers participated in sports events including soccer, softball, volleyball, Ssireum and tug of war, and enjoyed a variety of performances including martial arts such as a traditional Gumdo demonstration, Taekwondo, ROK Special Forces and face painting. Regardless of nationalities, each unit’s KATUSA and U.S. Soldiers became one team to compete against other units. Soldiers also had a Daegu City Tour on the third day, and experienced Korean traditional cultures. — U.S. Army Photos By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul (1, 2) and Jang Jin-young (3) 3
    • USAG-D • PAGE AREA IV THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Soldier for democracy preaches hope by Sgt. Suk Kyung-chul Community Family Day 19th ESC Public Affairs MWR will hold Community Family Day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Apr. 26 at CAMP HENRY – People join the U.S. Camp Walker’s Kelly Fitness Center Army for reasons as numerous as the number parking lot for the Month of the Military of Soldiers in the Army. Some joined to see Child/Child Abuse Prevention Month. the world, others for money and some for There will be several events and citizenship. Capt. Yan N. Xiong, Chaplain, demonstrations including Taekwondo, 194th Combat Sustainment Support swordfighting and gymnastics. It will be Battalion joined after his life took a drastic fun for the whole family. For information, turn during China’s Tiananmen Square call DSN at 764-5298/768-8090. protest in 1989. Yan was born in China in 1964. Life in 2008 Eighth Army China at that time was under a communist- Full and Half Marathon controlled government, where every agency The 2008 Eighth Army Full and and organization from the government and Half Marathon will be held Apr. 26 education system to the media was run by at Carey Fitness Center on Camp the government. Casey, Tongduchon. Those who want “All I knew was communism,” said Yan. to participate can register at Camp However, as Yan grew up, he encountered Walker’s Kelly Gym by April 13. For Western literature and began to think about Capt. Yan N. Xiong poses with children after giving Christmas presents to an Iraqi village and information, call Thomas A. Corcoran the Western legal system. orphanage when he was with the 615th Aviation Support Battalion in 2004. — U.S. Army Photo at DSN 768-6603. “I was a law student at Peking University Courtesy 19th ESC Public Affairs Office in 1988, a year before the movement,” said Factory and Cultural Tour Yan, reflecting on the Tiananmen Square of Jesus. I read the books again and again, “In China, there is a cry for the rule of There will be a Factory and Cultural protest he helped to lead. but I still did not know what it all meant,” the law,” he said. “I am still interested in Tour held May 9. Participants will visit “In April of 1989, I was a student leader said Yan. law, but China’s real cry is for the gospel; Daedun Mountain by cable car, Hite for the protests. I organized many protests Yan’s life in China after his release from that’s more important for China, for me, beer factory and Jeonju Hanok village. against the Chinese government, initiated prison was miserable. He could not get a for my life.” Breakfast and lunch will be provided hunger strikes and negotiated with Chinese job or enroll in school due to the Chinese Yan has been to many places since his and Hite beer factory will provide a Prime Minister Li Peng. After the massacre, government’s control and interference. escape from China. He has deployed to Iraq beer tasting opportunity, beer for adults I became one of the 21 most-wanted persons “After I got out of custody, there was in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In and soft drinks for the underaged. in China,” said Yan. no place for me in Beijing. I went south to January 2007, he was sent to Korea where For information, contact Community For his involvement in the Tiananmen Guangzhou, seeking employment. In Hong he is currently assigned to the 194th CSSB, Relations Officer Chong Yong-kon at Square protest, Yan served one year and Kong, which was still under British rule at located in Camp Humphreys. DSN 768-6907 or chongy2@korea. seven months in prison. He was kept in a that time, I met people from democratic “Serving in Korea gives me more small solitary cell, and was never allowed organizations who were sympathetic to me. opportunity to know different people. I like to go outside. They helped me and my wife seek political the Korean culture and the people,” said Commissary Awareness Day “Hundreds of protesters were caught and refuge in the United States,” said Yan. Yan. He also mentioned, that being in Korea BOSS holds Commissary Awareness kept in the horrible jails, even worse than Yan was allowed to come to the United allows him to meet more young Soldiers who Day 9 from a.m. – 12 p.m., May 16 at concentration camps. The torture they used States in 1992. His wife, Qian, who was also are away from their families. He believes he the Commissary parking lot on Camp on us was invisible. Instead of physical harm, imprisoned for her work with the student has more opportunity to serve and help the Walker. A variety of events are planned they gave us just enough food to stay alive. movement, joined him a year later. Soldiers here more than anywhere else. for the day. For information, call Spc. Even by Chinese standards, you are allowed In 1994, they began their careers in the “Captain Xiong does an excellent job as Aleshia Fenner at DSN 764-4426. thirty minutes a day for outdoor activities. I unlikely place of the United States Army the Battalion Chaplain. He shows genuine did not even get that,” said Yan. where health care, reasonable pay and a concern for the Soldiers, and he always has a Spirit Warrior Men’s Conference After his release in 1991, a group of chance to practice English were available. smile on his face, making everyone cheerful Spirit Warrior Men’s Conference will Chinese church members gave Yan the New In the Army, he accepted the Christian around him,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 be held 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. May 10 at Camp Testament from the Bible. gospel, and decided to be a chaplain instead Darren A. Young, 194th CSSB Headquarters Walker’s Soldier Memorial Chapel. “This was my first encounter with the life of studying law. and Headquarters Company. Dr. Chuck Stecker will participate together and continental breakfast will be served. For information, call Chaplain (Capt.) William E. Graham Tips for college students: PowerPoint for reports and presentations. You might even need Outlook to connect to e-mail. You are definitely need some type at DSN 768-6140. BOSS Luau Choosing a computer of office collaboration software. It’s a good idea to take a close look at your laptop computer to ensure it has enough A luau sponsored by BOSS will be by Jang Jin-young student. You can take your laptop to the Universal Serial Bus ports to support any held 12 – 7 p.m. May 17 at Camp USAG Daegu Public Affairs library, to a coffee shop, to a friend’s room or devices you have. Four to six USB ports is Carroll’s Pool. There will be music, wherever you want to study. Unlike desktops, a good number to have on a laptop, while foods, volley ball games and horse CAMP HENRY – When you decide laptops can easily make a trip home for break. six to eight is enough for a desk top to have. shoes. For information, call at DSN to purchase a computer, you may have a College students move around quite a bit and Just about any computer that you buy today 764-4426. dilemma. As a college or university student, moving a laptop from classroom to classroom comes with one or more USB connectors which is a better buy, a notebook or a is no hassle at all. on the back. These USB connectors let you 233rd United States desktop PC? What should college students What should you consider when attach everything from a mouse to a printer Army Birthday Ball look for when choosing a computer? After buying a computer and software? to your computer quickly and easily. To celebrate the 233rd United States buying a computer, you may hit another One thing you would want to check is Windows Vista or Windows XP? Army Birthday, the Army Ball will be roadblock which is, what is the most whether a computer has wireless connectivity Windows XP has been out since 2002. held 6 p.m. June 14 at Inter-Burgo effective way to maintain a computer? Here or not. College students are always on the Windows Vista is Microsoft’s newest Hotel in Daegu. Ticket price is 40,000 are tips for college or university students to move and often connect to the Internet for operating system, released in January 2007. won. For information, call Spc. Natalie remove the stumbling blocks related to the essays or recreation. As wireless Internet Windows Vista is newer and is upgraded E. Kapteyn at DSN 768-8622. selection, purchase and maintenance of a becomes more widely available, laptop which means it also has more security and computer. computers become all the more convenient. added features. There are a few challenges to Daegu Website Laptop computer or desktop PC? So an internal wireless capability is a major working with Vista versus XP. Particularly, For local news you can use, visit Which kind of computer system best factor that you have to take a look at. Windows Vista, on occasion, has memory USAG Daegu’s website at http://ima. meets the needs of a college student? A College or university students frequently management problems. This sometimes laptop computer. A laptop is portable and is use Microsoft Office for college work. a big plus in the life of a busy, mobile college You need to run Word for your essays or – See Computer Page 27 –
    • APRIL 25, 2008 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 27 use of government purchase, travel cardsby Jang Jin-young or misused in any way. Abuse of the GPC log. of Defense regulations and the UniformUSAG Daegu Public Affairs is subject to criminal, civil, Uniform For more information on the GPC, Code of Military Justice, so understanding Code of Military Justice, administrative call Resource Management Office Budget the responsibilities and limitations of using CAMP HENRY – Credit cards are and disciplinary actions as appropriate. Analyst Chon, Hyon-chong DSN: 768- the card can save you from serious legal andconvenient. But if you misuse or abuse So, understanding the responsibilities 7932. financial trouble.them, it can reflect negatively on your and limitations of the GPC is the way The Government Travel Card is The following points are important forcredit and your career. You should use your to save yourself from legal and financial intended to facilitate and standardize you to remember:credit card wisely and carefully according trouble. the use by commissioned corps travelers, •The GTC may only be used for officialto responsibilities and limitations of the The following points are important for to ensure a safe, effective, convenient, travel purposes when on official governmentspecific card. When using a government you to remember: commercially available method to pay orders; never for personal use.purchase card or government credit card, •Requirements shall not be split to for expenses incidental to official travel. •ATM withdrawals are not authorizedthere are other things that you should take circumvent exceeding the cardholder’s single The GTC will be used to pay for all costs sooner than 3 days before scheduledinto account. or monthly purchase limit. incidental to official business travel, travel. The Government Purchase Card is •Under no circumstances can a to include travel advances, lodging •It is the member’s responsibility toan internationally-accepted VISA credit requirement estimated at over $3,000 be transportation, rental cars, meals, and ensure the full balance of the GTC is paidcard issued by individual contractors. The purchased using the GPC. other incidental expenses, unless otherwise monthly no later than the due date on thepurpose of the GPC is to minimize the •The GPC is used by organizations to specified. statement.paperwork needed to make, with proper purchase goods and/or services needed to The GTC is available to Department •Members are required to split-disburseauthorization, purchases of up to $3,000. fulfill immediate mission requirements that of Defense employees with the strict all outstanding charges against the GTC The GPC is available to personnel in are authorized for local procurement. understanding that it will not be abused when filing the travel voucher.all federal agencies under a single General • Don’t split requirements and/or permit or misused in any way. Use of the GTC For more information on the GTC, callServices Administration contract with the anyone to use your card. is a benefit, not an entitlement. Abuse of RMO Budget Analyst Sherri A. Brownunderstanding that it will not be abused •Always maintain an accurate purchase the GTC is punishable under Department DSN: 768-6368. “You should defragment you hard drive “You never overtake a train,” said IA manager Computer from Page 26 on a regular basis - every six month is good Dillard. “What I mean is, there is always going – to keep your system running well,” said to be something new and larger than before.causes Vista to slow down and not work as research, surfing the Internet and playing Information Assurance Manager David That’s going to come out faster. So what I dofast as Windows XP. The majority of people video games, etc., are the typical college Dillard. “In the course of normal usage, when buying a computer, is to judge what Iare more familiar with Windows XP than student’s work with a computer. files are constantly changed and written or need it for. Do I need it for playing computerWindows Vista. How to maintain a computer? re-written to the hard drive. The file system games or do I need it for research? And I judge What size hard drive is best for college After buying a computer, it’s a good idea tries to pack the files tightly. It breaks them how much money I am going to invest basedwork? to know how to maintain it. There are three into pieces to fit where it finds space for them. upon what kind of a computer or what my The typical size of a hard drive in a laptop basic computer maintenance actions you Over time these pieces get scattered all over computer needs are. Obviously you might beis about 250GB. This size hard drive is have to keep in mind. First, you need to the drive. It begins to take a lot of drive head a person who buys a computer just for e-mailgood enough for college work and almost make sure your laptop computer has some movement to read and write files. As a result, and surfing the Internet. In that case, you don’twhatever else you want to do. You won’t type of virus scanning product. Second, your computer’s performance suffers, and need a state-of-the-art computer. Sit down andneed to upgrade your laptop unless you have defragment your hard drive. Third, do not worse, it’s easier for errors to creep in.” decide what your computer is for, and thenspecific needs because doing homework and access questionable sites. New computer versions come out overnight. draw up a budget.” PAID ADVERTISING
    • USAG-D • PAGE AREA IV THE MORNING CALM1-44 ADA Soldiers tour Geumsoo Culture Center Apr. 15 A ROK Air Force 512 HAWK Battery Soldier of soccer, mixed-team, which proved to be dribbles the ball down the field while other a memorable experience. players chase him away during a soccer “My favorite was the soccer, definitely,” match-up at the joint culture experiencing event said A Company, 1-44 ADA, Pfc. Jeff held at Geumsoo Culture Center at Seong-ju Dawsey. “I talked to most of my teammates County, Apr. 15. — U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. while playing soccer, and learned a lot of Jang Won-il different things that South Koreans do, which I think is very interesting.” peninsula. We have been visiting this facility “It was a really bonding experience,” since last year, and this time we’ve decided to said Headquarters Battery, 1-44 ADA, Spc. invite the U.S. Soldiers to join us.” Jeremy C. Mulholland. “I think this whole “Today’s event was conducted to promote experience was wonderful because there was friendship among the two sides, and build the mixture of cultures. It was fun spending a firmer relationship. I believe the best way time with the ROK Airmen.” to understand a different culture is to be After the soccer match, the crew gathered exposed to it,” said 512 HAWK Command back inside to make traditional Korean mask Sgt. Maj. Jeon Byeong-seon. figures with colored clay. The Soldiers also Geumsoo Culture Center, which opened created figures of fruit, vegetables and even in 2000, used to be an elementary school a miniature version of a Big Mac with fries which closed down when the residents and soju. moved out to the area. The town council “It was a great way to experience the redesigned the place to make it into a Korean culture,” said D Company, 1-44 facility where visitors can experience the ADA, Pfc. Jason A. Weiser, who managed rich cultures of Korea. to create a clay tank. “I got to see various The first event the Soldiers experienced ways Koreans have fun and it was a great to was making traditional-style nameplates mingle with them. We did a lot of thingsby Cpl. Jang Won-il Culture Center at Seong-ju County, Apr. out of wood and branches. The 20 Soldiers with the ROK Airmen and KATUSA and IUSAG Daegu Public Affairs 15. made jokes and giggled while expressing enjoyed all of them.” What made the event a little more special their creativity on the wooden plate. Some “Not only military interactions,” said CAMP CARROLL – The best way was the participation of the ROK Air Force U.S. Soldiers managed to put their names Oh. “but activities in which the two unitsfor Soldiers to learn Korean culture is to 512 HAWK Battery, which is also an air in Hangul by asking their fellow ROK can come together in support of the localwalk out the gate and mingle with Korean defense artillery unit. 10 ROK Airmen Airmen. community are very important. I thinknationals. There are many opportunities for joined their U.S. counterparts to experience Lunch was served at a local restaurant just it’s a good experience for our Airmen asSoldiers which will enhance their cultural a traditional culture of Korea. across the street from the culture center. The well. I hope to have more opportunitiesunderstanding in fun ways. One such 512 HAWK Battery Commander, Soldiers experienced Korean food for the like this in the future, and also hope thatopportunity came to Soldiers of 1-44th Maj. Oh Chang-ho said, “We have known first time, while others learned how to use the U.S. Soldiers can take good memoriesAir Defense Artillery Battalion as 10 U.S. about the 1-44 ADA for quite a while now the chopsticks. After lunch, the US Soldiers about Korea when they go back to theirand KATUSA Soldiers visited Geumsoo because we both conduct similar tasks on the and ROK Airmen decided to play a game homes.” PAID ADVERTISING
    • PAGE 30 LEARN KOREAN KATUSA-U.S. TUSA-U 2008 KATUSA -U.S. Friendship Week Soldier Friendship Week