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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

Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation of the equal opportunity policy is corrected.

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    • June 13, 2008 • Volume 6, Issue 34 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea Scouts celebrate USAG-H cyclists Inside Men’s softball advancements learn to minimize teams swing into at Yongsan picnic risks while riding competition Page 14 Page 21 Page 23 Award, scoring in the top 5 percent of the 140,000 African Americans who took 132 seniors graduate from the practice SAT. The class valedictorian was Yun-Hee Kim and the salutatorian was Christopher Paek. Seoul American High School “Your contribution to the Yongsan community has been significant,” said Col. Dave Hall, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan commander. “Because of student involvement, by Pfc. Lee Min-hwi volunteerism and your passion, you made Yongsan a community of excellence. I am USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs proud of what each one of you has done and accomplished.” Other accomplishments of the Class of 2008 include seven Junior Reserve Officer High school officially ended June 7 for the 132 graduates of Seoul American High Training Corps cadets earning appointments to military academies: two to the U.S. School Senior Class of 2008. Military Academy, three to the U.S. Air Force Academy, and two to the U.S. Naval Hundreds of families, friends and well-wishers gathered in a packed Collier Field House to celebrate their accomplishments and watch the graduates turn their tassels. –See GRADUATE, Page 4– The class finished the year with a 3.25 grade point average. Twenty-four percent of the students earned 3.5 or higher and scored in the top 15 percent nationwide on one or more subtests of the SAT and the ACT. One senior received a National AchievementSeoul American High School seniors celebrate their graduation June 7. DODDS High school graduations are taking place around Korea this week.— U.S. Army Photo By Pfc. Lee Min-hwi USAG Daegu kicks off IMCOM–Korea Army Birthday Celebration Week USAG Daegu Public Affairs and School Age Services children by special guests, the opportunity for children to DAEGU - Children at United States contribute artwork and write stories about Army Garrison Daegu were the first in their own experiences as a member of the Korea to blow out the candles to celebrate Army Family and scavenger hunts based on the Army’s 233rd birthday during Army Army history. Birthday Celebration Week, June 9 – 14. Older children will participate in The Family and Morale, Welfare and birthday balls, barbecues or a pool party to Recreation Command’s Child and Youth celebrate, based on the plans of individual Services Directorate has developed age- installation MWR and Child and Youth appropriate Army birthday parties at Services organizations. installations around the globe to celebrate In Daegu, Garrison Commander, the Army’s 233rd birthday. Planned events Col. Michael P. Saulnier sat cross-leggedUSAG Daegu commander, Col. Michael P. Saulnier reads Happy 233rd Birthday U.S. Army! to at IMCOM Korea garrisons include the on the floor of Camp George’s ChildChild Development Center students June 9 at Camp Georges CDC as part of the worldwide Army reading of ‘Happy 233rd Birthday U.S.Birthday Celebration. — U.S. Army Photo By Ronald D. Inman Army!’ to Child Development Center –See BIRTHDAY, Page 4–
    • NEWS • PAGE 2http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Sharp Point: My first message to our Servicemembers, DoD Civilians and their Families Published by Installation Management Command - Korea To all of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, 3) Improve the quality of life for our DOD Civilians and family members that make up Servicemembers, DOD Civilians, and their Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. Al Aycock Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson the USFK team. It is truly an honor to command families. Senior Editor:Susan Silpasornprasit and serve with such magnificent people. You are all USAG-RED CLOUD here, far from home, and in most cases, far from As individual members of this Alliance we each Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson your families. I appreciate your sacrifice and service have an important responsibility to the Alliance, Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson CI Officer: James F. Cunningham and I want you all to know that you are here to do ourselves and our families. We must each dedicate an important job: enhance the ROK-US Alliance ourselves to making all three as strong as possible. USAG-YONGSAN and serve America’s national security interests in the As your commander I promise to lead from the Commander: Col. David W. Hall Public Affairs Officer: David McNally region. The ROK-US Alliance is the most powerful front. Korea is a great place to train and live and we CI Officer: Kenneth Fidler Alliance in the world, and what you do to support must continually strive to make it the assignment Staff Writer: Cpl. Im Jin-min it is essential to the freedom and prosperity of both Gen. Walter Sharp of choice. USAG-HUMPHREYS our nations. This Alliance has a long history. It has been Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy For the last 54 years, the ROK-US Alliance tested on the battlefield and is continually enhanced Writer/Editor: Andre D. Butler has deterred aggression, maintained peace on the peninsula, and through rigorous training. I look forward to the next chapter of CI Officer: Stacy Ouellette guaranteed stability across the region. During my command, I will this Alliance as we increase our capabilities and strengthen our USAG-DAEGU focus on three priorities in support of this extremely important partnership. Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier Alliance amd the people who work so hard to defend it: Thank you again for what you do in defense of America and the Public Affairs Officer: Ronald Inman 1) As an Alliance, we must be prepared to fight and win. ROK-US Alliance. Katchi Kapshida! Staff Writer: Sgt. Na Kyung Chul Staff Writer: Cpl. Jang Won il 2) Continue to strengthen the ROK-US Alliance. This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The USFK Force Protection Advisory for nationwide large civil gatherings Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of De- Special to The Morning Calm 1900 to 2300 hours to oppose the importation of U.S. beef, protest fense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of the rising gas prices, and commemorate the democratic uprising this weekly publication is the responsibility of the IMCOM- Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 The Korean National Police Agency announced that the People’s event that took place on 10 JUN 86. KNP expects this event to Association for Measures Against Mad Cow Disease is attempting to be peaceful. Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way con- nected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written organize one million people from various organizations to participate contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. The in a nationwide march on June 10 beginning at 7 p.m. – June 10: Judie’s Tae Hwa Department Store, Seomyeon Area, civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. Large civil gatherings are scheduled to occur as follows: Bujeon-Dong, Jin-Gu (1.2km North, Northwest of Busan Storage The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement Facility), Busan: On June 10, the People’s Countermeasure by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or ser- – June 10: Seoul City Hall Area (1km South of U.S. Embassy) Seoul: Conference Against U.S. Beef will conduct an unregistered vices advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage KNP estimates 100,000 to 150,000 participants will gather in the candlelight vigil involving 10,000 participants from 1900 to 2300 without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, City Hall area starting around 1700 hours. The purpose of the event hours. The purpose of this gathering is to oppose the importation age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or is to oppose the import of U.S. beef. KNP expects the majority of of U.S. beef and commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the civil patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity the demonstrators to be peaceful however, violence will likely occur uprising against the military dictatorship in 1986, the event policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse along the contact line between the police and the demonstrators. credited for influencing democratization in the ROK. KNP warns to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. The KNP has stated the intent to close Sejong Street (the main street that violence is a possibility in the Seomyeon area as the U.S. beef running past the U.S. Embassy) beginning at 3 p.m. import issue intensifies. Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 – June 10: Seoul City Hall Plaza (1km South of U.S. Embassy), The KNP recommends that all USFK personnel avoid downtown Fax: (02) 790-5795 E-mail: oppress@kornet.net Seoul: On June 10, the City Light Conservation Group involving Seoul on June 10. All USFK personnel should avoid all areas in Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 20,000 participants will conduct a registered civil gathering the vicinity of these civil gatherings during the times indicated, Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post beginning at 1900 hours in the Seoul City Hall Plaza area. The including mass transit facilities that lead to or near these areas. USFK SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: purpose of the event is to counter the People’s Association for personnel should also be aware of their surroundings and avoid Phone: DSN 724-TMCW (8629) Measures Against Mad Cow. At this time, KNP cannot determine encounters with event participants in order to prevent unnecessary Fax: DSN 724-3356 E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly @korea.army.mil if the event will be peaceful or turn violent. In the past, when media attention and ensure personal safety. Adherence to this counter demonstrations occurred within close proximity with each advisory is highly recommended to DoD civilian employees, USFK other, clashes among some participants from each side have often invited and technical representatives, and all USFK family. turned violent. To obtain updated information regarding civil gatherings Visit us online contact the USFK PMO at DSN: 738-8070 or CIV: 0505-738- The Morning Calm – June 10: The Old Provincial Office, Dongbu (9.1km East of Gwangju Airbase), Gwangju: On 10 JUN 08, the Cargo Labor 8070. You can obtain further AT/FP information or support from your Component and Base Cluster ATOs, or the USFK J34 AT/ imcom.korea.army.mil Union along with other unspecified organizations will conduct an FP Staff, 723-3717. unregistered candlelight vigil involving 10,000 participants from Word on the Street: What do you like best about the Army? Submitting to The Morning Calm Weekly Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, story submissions and other items: Morning- CalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. "What I like about the Army “The Army transforms you into “The biggest thing for me the “The Army takes good care For all submitted items include a point of con- tact name and telephone number. All items are is we are all one big family a whole different person. The camaraderie amongst Soldiers. of us. We get great benefits subject to editing for content and to insure they wherever we go!" Army has made me place the I like seeing us all come for serving. This is something conform with DoD guidelines. nation before myself.” together and enjoy ourselves we chose to do as volunteers — Jack Loudermilk regardless the event. This and we should be proud of our IMCOM-K Public Affairs — Cpl. Byun Hyun-mo is what I think is good about ability to defend our country.” and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located serving in the Army.” in Bldg. 1416, Yongsan Garrison Main Post. — Pfc. Nathanael Hungerford For information, call 724-3365. — SSgt. John L. Williams, Jr.
    • JUNE 13, 2008 NEWS NEWS • PAGE 3 www.imcom.korea.army.mil MP Blotter The following entries were excerpted from the military police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or inno- cence. AREA I: Underage Drinking; Insubordinate Conduct Towards a NCO; Investigation dis- closed Victim #1 witnessed Subject #1 exiting the Kings Club, stumbling and falling towards the wall adjacent to a club. Victim #1 escorted Subject #1 to the CMO box where a check of Subject #1’s ID card disclosed that Subject #1 was under the legal age to consume alcohol. Subject #1 was repeatedly uncooperative towards Victim #1. Subject #1 was appre- hended and transported to the USAG-Casey PMO where he was not administered a PBT due to his refusal. Subject #1 remained un- cooperative and was repeatedly disrespectful to the Desk Sergeant and Desk Clerk. Sub- ject #1 was further processed and released to his unit. Subject #1 was transported to the UCC by his unit for a command directed LBAT with results pending. At 1152 Hrs, 31 MAY 08, Subject #1 reported to the USAG-Casey PMO where he was advised of his legal rights, which he invoked. This is a final report. AREA I: Conspiracy; Larceny of Government Property; Investigation disclosed that Subject #1 entered the USAG-Casey Commissary and removed two cartons of cigarettes from the tobacco cart and concealed them in a black back pack and continued to walk around the Shopping in Osan: Custom designed sports jersies like those made by Mr. Yu are just one of the perks of shopping in downtown store. At a later time, Subject #1 proceeded Osan. The street just outside Osan Air Base’s “shopping gate” offers a wide variety of discounted and custom made items for sale. Apparel and to the check-out counter with various grocery home furnishings are some of the more popular finds here. In addition to the retail aspect, Osan offers an array of international cuisine to choose items which he purchased. A witness noticed from via its many restaurants. Bus service to and from Osan Air Base make this an easy excursion for Servicemembers and families. — U.S. that Subject #1 did not have the two cartons of Army Photo By Susan Silpasornprasit cigarettes and notified the USAG-Casey PMO. Upon arrival of MP, Subject #1 and Subject #2 were still inside the store. Subject #2 exited SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Current events and activities the store without rendering payment and was detained by MP. A search of Subject #2 and his belongings revealed that Subject #2 had Jump (Seoul) World Taekwondo Park, the festival offers much more variety concealed two cartons of cigarettes and four Jump is a lively, musical nonverbal performance held year- of experiences this year: the firefly festival and demonstration of packs of frozen meat in his backpack. Sub- round at the Jump Theater in Cinecore Theater B1, Jongno ject #2 and Subject #1 were apprehended and Taekwondo, Koreans traditional famous martial art. The Firefly 2-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul. The performance is based on Festival held in Jeollabuk-do, provides its first ever Taekwondo transported to the USAG-Casey PMO where Taekwondo, a traditional Korean martial art. The musical events and other art martial performances: a demonstration they were advised of their legal rights, which Subject #1 invoked and Subject #2 waived, will show advance martial art movements from Taekwondo, of Taekwondo and a Chinese representative martial art called rendering a written sworn statement admit- acrobatic movements, and Taekkyeon (Korean traditional Shaolin Kung Fu. Tourist can also learn some basic Taekwondo ting to the offense. Subject #2 and Subject #1 martial art) along with non-verbal music in a harmonious and movements firsthand in a specially designed park. As an were processed and released to their units. humorous way. This musical tells about an eccentric family environmental friendly theme, the festival offers a walking firefly The items were returned to the USAG-Casey who brags about their amazing martial art skills. The story exploration. In Downtown Muju, the Firefly Ecology Museum commissary. Estimated cost of the items are begins with a man who’s in love with the daughter of this shows the life cycle of fireflies, houses the world rarest insects, unknown. This is a final report. family and visits their home in which the lady’s grandfather, holds a special exhibition of insects indigenous to Mt.Togyu father, mother and uncle, all live together and are all masters of and also displays freshwater fish of Geum River. In addition, AREA II: Assault Consummated by a Bat- martial arts. Since her grandfather loves to practice martial arts people can experience the traditional industries of Muju. The tery; Subject #1, Victim #1 and Victim #2 were involved in a verbal altercation which turned with all the family members every day, the man has no choice exhibition of agricultural life demonstrates the weaving of hemp, physical when Subject #1 pushed Victim #1 but to join them. However, contrary to his weak appearance, cotton, and silk cloth in a traditional way. Visitors can also take with open hands and struck Victim #2 in the he discovers that he is actually good at martial arts and the part in diverse folk plays. People can also take pictures with staff facial area with a closed hand adjacent to daughter begins to fall in love with him. One day, two thieves wearing firefly costumes, paint their faces, taste a wide range of Gate #5. All parties were apprehended and break into their house, but there is nothing for them to steal. traditional food, and enjoy concerts throughout the festival. transported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO. All they could do is just run away before they get caught. Visit tour2korea.com Subject #1 was not advised of his legal rights The non-verbal musical is also open to audiences of all ages due to his suspected level of intoxication and from various countries. The musical starts its opening scene released to his unit. At 1220 Hrs, 31 MAY 08, Culture Saturday Performances by selecting a martial arts master among the audience. If you Subject #1 reported to the USAG-Yongsan The National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts PMO where he was advised of his legal rights, go without any prior expectations, each performance will be a pursues a new performance based on the original form of the which he waived, rendering a written sworn whole new feeling. The audience can double their enjoyment traditional performing arts, which NCKTPA has protected. statement admitting to the offense. Victim #1 during the performance, hoping to be selected as a martial arts Shows are held year-round at Yeakdang(Main Hall) of the and Victim #2 rendered written statements at- master. For more information, visit www.tour2korea.com National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts, Seoul. testing to the incident. Subject #1 was further processed and released to his unit. No inju- Composed and performed by Hwang Byeonggi, a representative ries were reported. This is a final report. Muju Firefly Fest (Through June 17) Geomungo player in Korea, “Daechwita (Important Intangible Muju Firefly Festival is an eco-friendly event. Fireflies are Cultural Property No. 46)”, is a large scale traditional military AREA III: Drunk on Duty; At 0530 Hrs, 31 indigenous only to Namdaecheon Stream, Muju in Korea. The music performance for the honored king or national guest. “Gut”, MAY 08, Subject #1 reported to duty at which festival offers various experiences for people to get an in-depth a folk performance to ward off evil spirits is also performed. This time Witness #1 detected an odor of alcoholic look at the natural environment and the folklore culture here. is a great opportunity to appreciate the graceful melody of Korean beverage emitting from Subject #1’s person. People can experience what agricultural life is like as well as traditional music instruments.The admission price is equivalent Witness #1 escorted Subject #1 to the US- village life is like in mountainous areas, participate in various to the price of a movie ticket. A short stroll around Seoul Art AG-Humphreys PMO where Subject #1 was firefly festival events such as discovering what firefly habitats Center after the performance is a great way to end the outing. administered a PBT with a result of .148% are. Commemorating the selection of Muju as the site for the For more information, visit www.tour2korea.com BAC. Subject #1 was further processed and released to his unit. This is a final report. Source: www.korea.net, www.seoulselection.com, www.hotelnet.com, http://english.tour2korea.com, www.visitseoul.net — No endorsement implied.
    • NEWS • PAGE 4http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM Graduate from Page 1 PAID ADVERTISINGAcademy. In addition, 34 graduates earned may lead. Go instead where there is no path70 ROTC scholarships. and leave a trail.” The keynote speaker, Michelle Outlaw, “There will be struggles that you are notherself a 1994 SAHS honors graduate, spoke familiar with,” June Wilkins, the Seniorabout how the quality of a Seoul American Class Advisor, told the graduates. “WhenHigh School education is “as priceless today there are struggles, I advise you not to takeas it has always been.” a safe way, but do the exact opposite. As it is She also recognized many of her former said, go instead where there is no path andteachers still teaching at SAHS. “At SAHS, leave a trail.”I had unknowingly gained all of the tools In her speech, Kim thanked parents forneeded for success in life and I had only to guiding and nurturing the graduates. “Whobuild upon that solid foundation by making would we be without our parents? We knowwise choices,” she said. that whatever we do, you’ll never judge us. She is now a foreign service officer with You’ll be our No. 1 fan and no matter whatthe U.S. Department of State, assigned in we decide to do with our lives, you’ll be thereSeoul as vice consul at the U.S. Embassy. to back us up 100 percent,” Kim said. “Some of life’s greatest opportunities come “Going to this school was an honor andas a result of some of life’s greatest challenges,” a privilege for me,” Paek said during hisshe said. “Take chances in life and remember graduation speech. “Our class united as athat though the road may be rough and you group.”may stumble and perhaps fall, you will be After the graduates received their diplomasremembered for what you do after the fall, and marked their last day at SAHS, caps flewrather than how many times you fall.” into the air as the crowd filled the building The motto that illustrated the ambitions with loud applause and shouts.for the future of the Class of 2008 is in “Whatever it takes, I hope my futurea leadership quotation from Harold R. would lead me where I need to be,” saidMcAlindon: “Do not follow where the path graduate Katherine E. Chapman.” Birthday from Page 1Development Center on the morning of manager.June 9, surrounded by an eager group of his “The book readings and the birthdayyoungest ‘troops’, as he read ‘Happy 233rd celebrations at CDCs <http://www.armymwr.Birthday, U.S. Army!’ to them. Hands com/portal/family/childandyouth/june_eagerly shot up when Saulnier asked them army-birthday.asp> and youth centersif they had any stories, which they shared are our way of reinforcing to the kids thatwith the group. In the afternoon, Saulnier they’re a part of our Family, too,” said Jerrygave a repeat performance at Camp Walker’s Haag, deputy director of FMWRC FamilySAS, for an equally receptive group of kids. Programs.After reading the story, he asked the kids to The Army has a 233-year history ofpretend to blow out the candles on the cake support to our nation – and Army Familiesin the book – which kids across Korea will have been an integral part of that history.get to do for real at the end of the week, The Army has made an unprecedentedwhen they will blow out the candles on investment in facilities and programs for PAID ADVERTISINGcakes at each garrison to celebrate the Army’s Army Families and Children over the past233rd birthday. year. More than $1.4 billion has been “Kids instinctively know that birthdays programmed to improve or expand servicesare a big deal – they celebrate with their and support for Soldiers and Families.Families all the time. We want them to Sharing the Army’s birthday celebrationknow they’re part of a larger Family – the with our Army children helps them toArmy Family,” said Donna McGrath, understand the great contributions theirFMWRC Youth Sports and Fitness Program parents make to our nation and the Army. 2008 OHA Utility, MIHA survey results USFK Public Affairs maintenance expenses reported were partially offset by decreases in natural gas, Effective June 1, the utility allowance oil and insurance expenses reported. will increase from 640,313 to 674,680 Surveys were included in the analysis South Korean Won for the with- only if they were from Service members dependent rate and from 480,234 to who had received OHA for at least 506,010 for the single rate. The results 6 months, had paid for most of their of MIHA survey data analysis resulted utilities separately from rent, and had in no change. collected a full utility allowance. The adjustment to the OHA Utility Analysis of the MIHA portion of rate was based on survey data provided the survey for Korea indicates no change by Servicemembers in Korea who in the MIHA allowance is warranted. received OHA at the time of the Review of the survey data actually survey, which was conducted between indicated a slight decrease, which was 5 November 2007 and 28 December not implemented. 2007. To learn more about OHA and For the OHA Utility portion of the MIHA, please visit the 175th FMC survey, increases in electricity, running website at http://175FMC.korea.army. water, sewer, bottled water, trash, and mil.
    • JUNE 13, 2008 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 5 www.imcom.korea.army.milCol. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson (left), USAG-RC garrison commander, Richard Davis (second from left), USAG-RC deputy garrison commander, and Earlene Lavender, Command Sgt. Maj. USAG-RC, describe the talking points and outline information regarding USAG-RC transformation and other related subjects during the Workforce Town Hall Meeting June 9 in USAG-Casey DigitalConference Center. — U.S. Army Photo By Jim CunninghamWorkforce Town Hall outlines futureby Jim Cunningham If and when we do transform, we will always Priority Placement, and the willingness of goals to include: sustaining and improvingUSAG-RC Public Affairs look out for the workforce.” employees to relocate to different jobs and the infrastructure at USAG-RC, continue Jackson went on to say the leadership of areas. transformation, improve communications U S AG - C A S EY—Hundreds of USAG-RC would take care of the employees “Once we get information, as the and community relations, develop a humanemployees, both Korean and American, throughout transformation. commander has already stated, we will keep resources plan, improve security and forcegathered in the USAG-Casey Digital Primary ideas for further transformation you informed of the changing situation protection, improve garrison services,Conference Center and USAG-RC Physical and camp closures are to close the remaining regarding transformation,” Davis said. improve safety and occupational safetyFitness Center, made possible by telecast, to nine camps in USAG-RC in the near future Davis pointed out USAG-RC has and health, and optimize resources, Davislisten to plans intended to illuminate the so there will be no developed a strategic explained.fate of USAG-RC and the move South to camps remaining in plan to focus work Davis continued by explaining the LeanUSAG-Humphreys. The meeting deemed the area. “Transformation is always like a efforts and provide Six Sigma program.necessary by command, quelled concerns “There is no date a ro a d m a p f o r “Lean Six Sigma integrates two approachesabout the future of jobs and how employees we are sure of for the moving target. In the past you have everyone to follow. for improving process performance: Leanmay be expected to support and move with closure of USAG- It includes a mission focuses on increasing efficiency and reducingthe garrison when final plans are made RC,” Davis said. heard USAG-RC will go away in 2004, statement to define cycle time through the elimination ofknown. “Transformation who we are: Our waste, and Six Sigma focuses on improving “I have been looking forward to this started when we 2007, and now the date is 2013. I say mission optimizes quality through the elimination of defects,time to discuss some critical issues,” said returned 24 camps,” the installation and errors in business processes,” DavisCol. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG-RC Jackson said. “At this this because the political situation in services to support said. “There is an advantage for you tocommander. “The only way we will get time we have nine readiness and the participate.”better, all of us, is to sit down together and camps and we are terms of the future is at the highest w e l l - b e i n g f o r When used together, Davis explained,talk about things. This does not mean we still going through Service Members, Lean and Six Sigma are powerful tools forwill solve every problem within the hour.” transformation.” levels of government and the date is C i v i l i a n s , a n d transforming organizations and improving Within the main subject of transformation, Davis pointed Families. A vision quality. Lean Six Sigma is a five-step processsubtopics were Base Closure, Strategic o u t t h e k n o w n subject to change. If and when we statement to support for solving problems: Define the problemPlan Development, and Lean Six Sigma factors effecting the mission and and identify the processes that are notAwareness. employees during do transform, we will always look community with performing, measure the size of the problem “The intent is for this meeting to be transformation exceptional service, and find the causes, analyze the causes,one of open dialogue among myself, the being: a freeze on out for the workforce.” and values to include identify and implement the solutions toDeputy Commander, Command Sergeant permanent hires, loyalty in faithful improve the situation, control the solutionsMajor, and those of you sitting here,” a n i n c r e a s e i n Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG-RC gar- service, efficiency, to sustain the benefits.Jackson said. temporary hires, rison commander a c c o u n t a b i l i t y, “ This is a way we can embrace “This is the first time we have had such more extensions duty-responsibility, improvements to make things better,”a meeting,” said Richard Davis, USAG-RC for employees empowerment, Jackson said.deputy commander. “We are learning as more than 60 years of age, reduction respect for everyone, selfless service in “When you find a process you think canwe speak.” –in-force procedures, Korean national mission first, honor and pride, integrity be improved, bring it to your supervisor, “For those who have been here for more outplacement program, and no buy-outs with honest service, and personal courage ask them to take a look at it to see if it is athan 10 years, transformation is always like will be authorized. to do what is right. Lean Six Sigma project,” Davis said. “Therea moving target,” Jackson said. “In the past For American employees Davis pointed “I think it is very important for the is a reward if you identify a project and it isyou have heard USAG-RC will go away in out: employees can exercise return rights workforce to understand our task and our implemented. There is an on the spot cash2004, 2007, and now the date is 2013. I to former jobs, go on Priority Placement purpose,” Jackson said. “If someone asks reward of $250. There will be additionalsay this because the political situation in Program, and implement the Career what we are about in USAG-RC, I want our awards if the project has Installationterms of the future is at the highest levels Program Freeze. mission statement to be clear. It is important Management Command wide scope. Thereof government and the date is subject to Davis went on to say command does for all of you here today to understand we will be awards given to project memberschange. Who knows what the future holds, not know the closure dates for USAG-RC are here to take care of Soldiers, Civilians, once the project is completed. You can bewe have a target of 2013 for a scheduled at this time, what the impact on the civilian and Family members. This is what we are recognized in Power Steering, the Army’smove of USAG-RC to USAG-Humphreys, workforce will be, implementation dates for about when it comes to reorganization.” tracking system for all LSS projects, andbut we really do not know. What is true a reduction in force, job availability at other The roadmap to transformation is a finally a performance award measure willtoday may not be true five years from now. garrisons or what may be available through strategic plan which includes eight important be granted.”
    • USAG-RC • PAGE 6www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA I THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Line Dancing at Mitchell’s Club Learn line dancing at Mitchell’s Club from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday beginning June 17. For more information call: 732- 8189. OHA Utility, MIHA Survey Results Effective June 1 the utility allowance will in- crease from 640,313 to 674,680 South Ko- rean Won for the with-dependent rate and from 480,234 to 506,010 for the single rate. Results of MIHA survey data analysis re- sulted in no change. For more information about OHA and MIHA, visit the 175th FMC web site at http://175FMC.korea.army.mil New Installation Pass Requests New application for installation pass requests(Form 82) was published May 13. The form can be found at http://8tharmy. korea.army.mil under publications. Nominations for Blacks in Government Nominations for Blacks in Government Awards should be forwarded to Equal Em- USAG-RC SEPM class gathers after graduation with Col. Dave Hall, USAG-Yongsan garrison commander, on the steps of the Embassy Associa- ployment Opportunity. For more informa- tion Club in Yongsan June 6. — U.S. Army Photo By Tillman Moses tion call: 732-6273. ACAP Counselor Position Special Emphasis Program Managers go the extra mile Vacancy other appeal systems ACAP counselors provide direct ACAP by Margaret Banish-Donaldson an overview on the causes and effects of Lastly, the background, purpose and services to transitioning military personnel, USAG-Red Cloud Public Affairs discrimination, which begins with one’s own amendments to the rehabilitation act of Army civilians, and their family members. values, attitudes, and beliefs. 1973, definition and types of disabilities, Position requires a Master’s Degree or USAG-Yongsan— To get a sense of A presentation was then held on types of accommodations, and requirements equivalent and two years experience. For what the Special Emphasis Program means understanding the perception process, of Executive Order 13164 were presented. more information call: 730-4033. for the federal government, 24 incoming stereotyping, and getting in touch with “Managers and supervisors have an program managers attended a Defense one self. important role and responsibility to help the Substance Abuse Training Classes Substance Abuse training is scheduled for Equal Opportunity Management Institute “Stereotypes are generalizations based federal government meet its commitment June 19 for Part I Substance Abuse and workshop June 2-6 in Yongsan. on limited knowledge and/or hearsay, and for affirmative action and equal employment Role of the Supervisor, from 1-2:30 p.m. in The primary objectives of the SEPs are are common in understanding peoples, opportunity,” Cruz said. “A positive building 58. June 20 for Part II Risk Reduc- to assist in the recruitment, development, situations, events, relationships, and things,” approach to the employment of people tion and Substance Abuse/Urinalysis Test- training, and advancement of minorities, Miller said. “Perceptions, upon which our with disabilities enhances the goal of being ing and Role of the Supervisor/Role of EAP women, disabled veterans, and other judgments and ideas and thoughts and a model employee.” from 1-2:30 p.m. Make up date will be con- people with disabilities. To this end, each actions are based, are almost always drawn However, a qualified person with a ducted June 27. Please note this will be the SEP manager develops and implements from stereotypes.” disability must meet the education and final training for USAG-RC in fiscal 2008. objectives to enhance the status of their Stereotypes provide necessary tools in experience requirements of the position and For more information call: 730-4006. respective groups. learning about “reality” — logical analysis must have the necessary skills and abilities Spouses Orientation Program Schedule Special Emphasis Program managers of extensive information and first-hand to perform the job. The Spouses Orientation Program dates from Installation Management Command experience. In the absence of knowledge “The aim: to give individuals historically are always scheduled for every 2nd and garrisons, 18th MEDCOM, 8th Army, about reality, people often rely on stereotypes underrepresented in engineering and the 4th Tuesday at USAG-Casey and every 3rd United States Forces Korea, and 19th to make sense of the world around them. sciences—blacks, Hispanics, women, Tuesday at USAG-RC. Scheduled dates Expeditionary Sustainment Command were Stereotyping is an important mechanism in and people with disabilities—greater for June are June 10 and 17 at USAG- instructed on what federal agencies should forming perceptions. opportunity to develop their intellectual Casey and June 24 at USAG-RC.This is a do to ensure personnel actions are made free “Each of us is unique,” Miller said. talents to help humankind,” Cruz said. mandatory brief. For more information call: of any discrimination. “Even when you clone an animal, they are 732-5883. “I think the Equal Employment different. All characteristics and experiences Commissary Closing Opportunity program is well represented define each of us as individuals.” The Red Cloud, Casey, and Stanley Com- by the diversified group of individuals from There are generational differences and missaries will be closed on June 19 for their all areas in Korea,” said Mary Kay, USAG- personal differences. Organization Day activities. For more infor- Humphreys director of logistics. “When you look into a mirror, how do mation call: 732-5785. Key concepts of EEO laws and cases were you see yourself?” Miller asked. “Different discussed beginning with the constitution, values, attitudes and beliefs are what makes Community Bank amendments of the 1860s, and ending with us each different.” Schedule for June the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Diversity is not synonymous with USAG-Casey Community Bank will be closed June 19 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for “The Equal Employment Opportunity affirmative employment. Diversity is training day. USAG-RC Community Bank regulation has an impact on how we do about inclusion, not groups. Affirmative will be closed June 26 from 9:30 a.m. - 1 business in the Department of Defense,” employment is about protected groups and p.m. for training day. For more information said Frank Miller, deputy director of remedies for barriers to a representative call: 721-7792. DEOMI and one of the instructors for workforce. the class. “It is required by law and affects “Affirmative action is necessary to Patriot Family Salutes employment.” prevent discrimination and to address the Military Spouse Calendar 2009 An overview of the personnel policies and stereotyped thinking and biases that Essay competition for Military Spouse cal- practices was given by Sam Cruz, DEOMI still impede employment opportunity,” endar 2009 will run to July 28. All entries can be submitted online to patriotfamily@aafes. instructor. Miller said. “Managing diversity is a Kristal Schamp-Vasquez, 19th Expeditionary com. Twelve winners will be selected for Discussions covered appointing authority, comprehensive managerial process for Sustainment Command (left), and Frank Mill- $500 shopping spree. For more informa- merit system principles, prohibited developing an environment that works for er, Defense Equal Opportunity Management tion call: 732-6263. personnel practices, personnel management all employees.” Institute deputy director and instructor for the vs. personnel administration, position An overview of the EEO complaints Special Emphasis Managers Program course For more news, and up-to-date informa- classification and affirmative employment process was given to ensure program discuss a Human Resource issue during tion log on to USAG-RC garrison web- planning. managers were aware of certain applicable break time. — U.S. Army Photo By Margaret site: http://ima.korea.army.mil/area1/ Program managers were then given regulations, the complaint process itself, and Banish-Donaldson sites/local/
    • JUNE 13, 2008 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 7 http://imcom.korea.army.milRed Cloud heralds Starbucks anniversaryby Spc. Alun ThomasUSAG-RC Public Affairs USAG-Red Cloud —StarbucksCoffee celebrated its one-year anniversary atUSAG-RC with a cake cutting ceremony atthe food court, June 9, in an event attendedby Maj. Gen John W. Morgan III, SecondInfantry Division Commander and Col.Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG-RC garrisoncommander. A complimentary Starbucks coffeemug was given to the first 100 customersattending the ceremony along with freecoffee. Ken Limtiaco, Army and Air ForceExchange Service general manager, said thecoffee shop has been extremely profitableand popular in the one year since it wasopened. “It is one year ago we opened thisStarbucks through the assistance of Maj.Gen James Coggin, the 2ID commander atthe time,” Limtiaco said. “This Starbucksis significant because it was the first one Command Sgt. Maj. Earlene Lavender, USAG-RC (left), Maj. Gen. John W. Morgan III, 2ID commander (fourth from left), Col. Larry ‘Pepper’opened in USAG-RC.” Jackson, USAG-RC garrison commander (fifth from left) and Ken Limtiaco, AAFES general manager (background), join Starbucks employees Limtiaco said AAFES went to Starbucks cutting a commemorative cake at the Starbucks first anniversary celebration, June 9, at the USAG-RC food court. — U.S. Army Photo by Spc.with the support of the command group and Alun Thomasasked if they could get the program, titled‘we proudly brew,’ as part of the facilities Sgt. Reuben Blanton, 2ID tech control, needs, have good wireless internet, and I the command team.available at USAG-RC. said he is a regular customer at Starbucks love to sit down with a good cup of coffee It was the previous command team that “This has exceeded our expectations,” and when he heard it was their one year and socialize with others and enjoy the introduced Starbucks to USAG-RC.Limtiaco said of the facility. “It is open from anniversary he wanted to show his support atmosphere and music. They have gone out Morgan, Jackson, and Command Sgt.seven in the morning to eight at night, and I by attending the celebration. of their way to give us a piece of home.” Maj. Earlene Lavender, USAG-RC, thenthink we have one of the most friendly and “This is one of the finer Starbucks in Limtiaco gave a speech to those assembled; cut the cake with Starbucks employees toprofessional staffs. They truly understand USAG-RC; in my opinion they do a good thanking Morgan and Jackson for attending, conclude the anniversary.customer service.” job here,” Blanton said. “They cater to our and said he was proud to be taking care ofFriendship dinner cuffs relationship with local law enforcement During a recent Korean-American Friendship Dinner, Choi, Won-il (right), senior superinten- dent for the Korean National Police, Yangju, explains the meaning of his calligraphic art previously presented to Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG-Red Cloud commander. Kil, Kwang-chun (left), USAG-RC’s Commu- nity Relations officer, translates the symbols, dragon above and tiger below, suggest a strong presence in the air and on the ground is a good-luck combination. Choi was honored that Jackson had framed the art he created as a hobby. The dinner was hosted by USAG-Red Cloud and USAG- Casey June 5 at the USAG-Casey Warrior Club to enhance relationships between the KNP and USAG-RC/Casey law enforcement officials. In addition to dinner and gift exchanges, Jack- son presented Certificates of Appreciation to three KNP officials, “for those who work be- hind the scenes and do so much for us on a daily basis,” Jackson said. The Friendship Dinner is one of several programs conducted throughout Korea as part of the U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor Program, designed to strengthen relationships between local and military communities. Lt. Col. Donald Meisler, commander of USAG-Casey, said, “We’ve had a very close working relationship between the Korean National Police and the USAG-Casey Provost Marshall’s Office in the past, but this event will bring us closer together.” — U.S. Army photo by Jack Loudermilk
    • USAG-RC • PAGE 8http://imcom.korea.army.mil AREA I THE MORNING CALM
    • JUNE 13, 2008 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 9 http://yongsan.korea.army.milMonsoon season brings heavy rains20 inches of rainpossible in a dayUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Garrisonofficials are increasing awareness of themonsoon season, a rainy season in Asiawhen heavy rains and strong winds cancause severe impact on Army installationsin Korea. The monsoon season typically begins inJune and can last as long as two months,but intense rainfall occurs during a 30-40day period in when heavy rains accountfor more than 50 percent of Korea’s annualrainfall. This potentially destructive weatherdamaged areas around the Yongsan BowlingCenter in 2002, causing garrison facilities aloss of millions of dollars. In 1998, four U.S. Soldiers, and morethan 300 Korean civilians, were killedduring monsoon season. U.S. Forces Koreasuffered $242 million in lost or damaged Flash floods will occur quickly during monsoon season. Drivers and pedestrians should avoid low-lying areas during heavy rains. — File Photoproperty. In Korea, it is possible to have more than areas to be careful of are the fenceline that To protect against heavy winds, runs next to the War Memorial near Moyer community members should ensure broken FLOODCON 120 inches of rainfall in a 24-hour period, • Commanders at all levels conduct risksaid David Thomas, U.S. Army Garrison- Community Services Center, the U.S. Army or overhanging tree limbs are removed, he assessments of training areas and installationsYongsan operations officer. Hospital-Yongsan overflow parking and added. • Commanders ID and preposition resources, plan “Many people come to Korea for the South Post Dental Clinic parking lot. During monsoon season preparation and recovery efforts, integrate into response plansfirst time during the summer season and The west side of Camp Coiner, near planning, workers clear debris from ditches • Alert roster updated and validated the Army and Air Force Exchange Service on the sides of roads and stream beds on • Commanders ensure Servicemembers receiveknow nothing of the dangers of monsoon seasonal training on hazards and appropriateseason,” Thomas said. “Our focus at the Shoppette and softball field, has also installations. Workers fill sand bags, and responses to monsoonal weather conditionsinstallation is on preparedness and training, experienced excessive flooding in the past. store them, just in case. • Identify and order high use supplies for theand mitigation is the best course of action Training areas are dangerous during heavy While the monsoon season opens monsoon seasonwhen dealing with destructive weather.” rains in hilly and mountainous areas. potential dangers from lightning, reduced • Identify staging areas for sandbags in flood Off post, drivers should also be aware of visibility when driving and hydroplaning, prone areas On April 30, the garrison led a working • Inspect facilities and barracks for seasonalgroup to review the USAG-Yongsan low areas that may flood over, for example the most serious danger may comes from readinessDestructive Weather Plan and to coordinate low bridges. Thomas advised drivers to use flash floods. FLOODCON 2preparations with tenant units. the top level of the Banpo Bridge during “Right now we are already at Flood • Activate the USAG-Y IOC (minimal staff) Gate 17 used to be a major problem area heavy rains because the Han River can swell Condition (FLOODCON) 1, which started • Identify and prepare vulnerable areas. over the bottom portion of the bridge. the first weekend after Memorial Day,” • Designate QRF teams and monitor sectorsfor drainage. • Identify and notify units on training ranges “With the recent renovations at Gate 17, Destructive weather mitigation plans Thomas said. “We have reviewed plans and • Order cease movement for non-essential travelwe should see a marked improvement in this specify action for countering flooding rehearsed mitigation procedures, cleared • Put warnings on AFN radio and televisionarea,” he said. “Improved drainage around or handling excessive debris from heavy and opened drainage systems, ensured FLOODCON 3the Yongsan Bowling Center, Education winds. units know their areas of responsibility, • Activate the Area II IOC (full staff) “The best mitigation process is to ensure prepositioned sand bags and provided • Evacuate buildings in danger of flooding orCenter, Library, and 8th Army and X Corps landslidesintersection can also be expected due to that drainage ditches, gutters, and drains sand.” • Provide forces for flood mitigation effortsupgrades made in previous years.” are clear of debris,” Thomas said. “The key Garrison assets are on-call if needed, • Position water in unit areas Those areas have often been exposed to is to keep water flowing and not to let it • Move family members to safe areasflooding during monsoon season. Other backup.” –See Monsoon, Page 12–South Post Chapel to get $900,000 renovationby Kenneth Fidler result in greater enthusiasm in our chapel programs, and we the second bathroom, along with some minor repair workUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs certainly hope there will be those who will join us who may in the classrooms. not have come before.” Though services and other activities have been moved to YONGSAN GARRISON — Yongsan’s main chapel is During the first phase, all existing carpet will be replaced, other locations, mainly the Memorial Chapel and the highgetting a $900,000 renovation starting Monday. along with ceiling tiles in the main entrance and sanctuary. school, “this is going to run well,” Crary said. “Everyone has The two-phase project will completely refurbish the The plan calls for new paint on most walls, as well as been working really hard to make it successful.”sanctuary, install new carpet, renovate the bathrooms and renovations to one of the two bathrooms. He made special note of thanking the schools for theirpaint most walls. The sanctuary, where nearly 300 people gather every support to take in chapel activities during the school summer Beginning June 22, the 10 a.m. Protestant service and Sunday morning, will also see new hanging lights. break.noon Gospel service will take place in the Seoul American Crary said the project will not impact use of the kitchen, “During the initial planning stages, we weren’t sure whereHigh School auditorium. The Catholic service normally library and classrooms on the second floor. we were going to go,” Crary said. “We met with the schools,held at 8 a.m. Sunday is now 5 p.m. Saturday at Memorial “During the week, we’ll continue to use the classrooms,” and they opened up their facilities to us. We just can’t thankChapel. he said. “There are a few activities that take a hiatus during them enough.” The first phase and main part of the renovations should the summer, so they’ll be unaffected by this.” In the end, the high school auditorium – located nextbe completed by the end of August. The fellowship room on the second floor will be closed door to the main chapel – was selected as the best temporary “I really think that people will be inspired by the as it will store the sanctuary equipment, mainly the pews. location.improvements,” said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David Crary, Crary said the chapel staff and volunteers will perform some “We are also very grateful to the command for providingdirector of the Religious Retreat Center who will soon self-help work to paint some halls and cleanup other areas. the funding for this,” Crary added. “I think it’s going to havetake over as U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan chaplain. “It will The second phase starts in September with renovations to a very positive impact on our chapel community.”
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 10http://yongsan.korea.army.mil AREA II THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Commissary Early Bird Hours Performance evaluations The Yongsan Commissary started early bird shopping hours June 3 on a trial-run basis. The store opens 7-10 a.m. Tuesday through Friday only for shoppers purchas- critical to NSPS pay increases ing 15 items or less. Commissary officials by Kenneth Fidler system,” said Carrie Wiggins, the NSPS trainer at the Seoul Civilian say more and more people are using USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs Personnel Advisory Center who advised the pay panel. “The increase the service and will determine after the in communication means improved mentoring, training and month-long trial whether to keep the early YONGSAN GARRISON — A strong performance evaluation is development for all employees.” hours. For information, call 736-7070. the key factor to earning salary increases and bonuses for employees The panel’s feedback pointed to effective writing techniques and in the National Security Personnel System, according to the results providing quality evidence of accomplishments and contributions Smoke Detector Inspections of the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan’s first mock pay pool panel to the organization’s mission. The Yongsan Fire Department will begin inspecting smoke detectors in Army Fam- process. “Supervisors need to work with employees and help them make ily Housing quarters starting Monday with “The performance appraisal is the single most important sure they meet their performance objectives as well as identifying Itaewon Acres. The inspection schedule opportunity to show us what you’ve done,” said panel member Ron with the paradigm shift of contributing factors that measure an is 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, Outten, acting director of USAG-Yongsan Resource Management. employee’s work behaviors. It’s not just what you do anymore; it’s and 1-3 p.m. Saturday. If a resident de- “It must address your contributions and achievements and the also how you do it, how you critically think, how you communicate, sires to schedule an inspection, call the impact on the garrison mission.” your customer focus, and other areas,” Wiggins said. fire department at 738-7900 to make the NSPS is designed to replace the Department of Defense’s The panel also discussed how salary increases and bonuses are appointment. civil service system to promote paid out based on rating level a culture of performance. Pay achieved. Warrant Officer Recruiting Team A warrant officer recruiting team will visit increases are based solely on an Under NSPS, an employee Yongsan June 16 and 20 to provide in- employee’s level of performance. must perform at “Valued formation briefings to Servicemembers Panel members presented their Performance” Level 3 or higher interested in becoming U.S. Army warrant feedback June 5 from a mock pay to earn a bonus or a base salary officers. The sessions will take place at pool they held in May. This increase. 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day at the practice pool was a critical session “Level 3 is exceptional Yongsan Education Center in Bldg. 2215, for the panel to become familiar under the civil service system,” Room 222. The sessions are open to Sol- with the process and vote as they Wiggins said. “Across DOD, diers, Airmen, Marines and Sailors. For would during an actual pay pool. the trend during the last two information, call 723-8098. (See related story, Page 12) years of ratings has been right Yongsan Phone Book at ACS The first real pay pool will around Level 3.” The 2008-2009 U.S. Army Garrison-Yong- come in November, with payouts A Level 3 rating will earn san Community Help Book is available at occurring in January. an employee one or two shares Army Community Service offices at K-16 The seven panel members of pay. The higher the rating, Air Base, Hannam Village and Yongsan were sequestered for four the more shares paid out. The Garrison. The book offers comprehensive days to evaluate and rate 38 USAG-Yongsan Logistics Director Lydia Grohmann explains how to write a pay panel determines how it’s listings of phone numbers to key agencies self-assessment during the pay panel’s feedback June 5 from a mock pay employee records, which includes pool held in May. — U.S. Army Photo By Kenneth Fidler divided between an increase to and organizations. ACS thanks the Seoul performance objectives, employee base salary and a bonus. American Middle School Graphic Arts Department for designing the cover. For self-assessment and supervisor appraisal. Wiggins said in 2007 the average salary increase and bonus information, call 738-7186. The panel recommends to the pay pool manager, Deputy money paid out to NSPS employees throughout DOD was Garrison Commander Don Moses, how much salary increase and approximately 7.6 percent, which was a combination of salary Hospital, Clinics Closed June 27 bonus will be paid to employees. increases and bonuses. By comparison, the average salary increase The U.S. Army Hospital-Yongsan, the “We wanted to make sure we did it right,” said panel member for GS employees was 2.5 percent. Yongsan Health Clinic, all outpatient clin- David McNally, USAG-Yongsan’s public affairs officer. “We “Depending on where you are in the band, if you’re on the low ics, and the outpatient pharmacy will be thoroughly looked at each employee’s record and had good end, the panel might give you a larger salary increase than bonus,” closed June 27 for organization day ac- discussions to make sure that we were doing the right thing.” Wiggins explained. “Someone who’s high in the band may get more tivities. The emergency room will remain All panel members emphasized how important the performance of a bonus since they can’t exceed the band’s maximum.” open for immediate care. For information, call 737-568. evaluation is to earning salary increases or bonuses. USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall said it’s critical “The write-up is the key to the whole thing,” said Lynn Irlmeier, supervisors work with employees to mentor them and help them Upcoming Changes of Command who also works in Resource Management. “It must paint a clear ensure they meet their performance objectives. nThe 1st Signal Brigade change of com- picture of what you did and must be measureable and quantifiable “This was a trial run and this feedback is great,” Hall said. mand of 10 a.m. Monday at Knight Field. in accordance with Department of Defense NSPS benchmarks.” “This is pay for performance. Supervisors and employees will be Col. Welton Chase will assume command This means increased communication and feedback between held accountable for communication and feedback to achieve from Col. Brian P. Moore. The inclement employees and supervisors, which is also a goal of NSPS. the expected results. The increased communication will improve weather location is Collier Field House. “Employees are now held accountable for their performance, and mentoring, training and development opportunities for all For information, call 723-4359. supervisors will be held accountable to administer the performance employees.” nThe 18th Medical Command change of command is 8:30 a.m. June 26 at Knight Field. Col. Jeffrey B. Clark will assume command from Col. James G. Jolissaint. SAMS students inducted Duty uniform for military and informal attire into honor society for civilians. The inclement weather loca- Zaynah Frazier (left) and Veronica Choe, tion is Collier Field House. For information, both seventh graders at Seoul American call 737-3031/3504. Middle School, light candles at the Na- nThe 501st Military Intelligence Brigade tional Junior Honor Society induction cer- change of command is 9 a.m. July 18 at emony June 5. Thirty-nine middle school Knight Field. Col. Raul E. Escribano will students were inducted. “There are very assume command from Col. Scott D. Ber- high standards and rigorous criteria that rier. The inclement weather location is the students have to meet to be in this Collier Field House. For information, call program,” said Patricia Byrne, who teach- 723-5654. es U.S. history at the middle school. “But once they are in it, they have to maintain Troop Command Redesignated that throughout the school year. They will The U.S. Army Troop Command-Korea do things like community service; they will will be renamed to the Headquarters 8th put in additional hours to the regular cur- U.S. Army Special Troops Battalion-Ko- riculum.” See the full story at http://yong- rea in a ceremony starting at 4 p.m. June san.korea.army.mil. — U.S. Army Photo 27 at Knight Field. The inclement weather By Pvt. Choi Keun-woo location is Collier Field House. For infor- mation, call 723-3330.
    • JUNE 13, 2008 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 11 http://yongsan.korea.army.milCOMMUNITY PROFILE • Rickey ClarkFormer basketball star runs Yongsan youth sports program by Kenneth Fidler played on a lot of all-star teams. When I got to this Army base, I was shocked. I was Rickey Clark was 6 feet tall when he playing ball with some bonafide players.was 12. Six years later, at 6-foot-6-inches, A chief warrant officer I played with washe was one of the top 100 high school (Chicago Bulls) Scotty Pippen’s pointbasketball players in the country in 1987 guard in college. We bonded; it becameand got a full basketball scholarship to family. In 1993-94, we had a very goodthe University of Tennessee. He could team. We won 15 straight games out of 16.have tried out for the NBA, and perhaps Then a sports job came open as the fitnessgrabbed one of the few coveted spots. facility manager. This was in 1995. I got theInstead, he moved to Germany to live with job and that’s how I started in the militaryhis uncle and try his hand at playing there. sports system.Just a couple of years later, he startedworking for the Army in Darmstadt and Looking back, what do you think?began his career in military recreation and I truly think it’s a blessing. I don’t takesports programs. As the Child and Youth a day for granted. Sometimes you lookServices sports director here since 2005, back, especially when you look at otherhe and his staff of seven manage what he guys who … maybe this guy should havesays is the largest overseas youth sports been in the NBA. You start thinking aboutprogram in the military. the odds, and even the best guys are not in Youth sports director Rickey Clark (right): “I’m working for the kids.” — U.S. Army Photo By Kenneth the league. I’m more than satisfied with FidlerHow did your career get started? what I do every day. I’m working for the kids playing in 11 teams. We created an 8- Rickey Clark My uncle lives in Germany. He got out kids. I’ve had coaches who helped me and to 10-year-old league and an 11-13 league. Position: Director, Child and Youth Serviceof military in 1981 and stayed in Germany. mentored me. This is kind of like … it’s We also have 50 cheerleaders, also a new Sports, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan, since JulyHe was a former all-Army basketball family. I can walk in the door every day program, and they cheer for the basketball 2005.player. After I finished college, he told me, and be happy. Regardless of what’s going and football teams. We’re doing summer Career highlights: Top 100 high school basket-“OK what are your options now? Are you on. If something negative is going on, camps, too. We do a two-week soccer camp ball players, 1987; eight years in Army recreationactually going to make it pro or ... what are when a child comes to the door, it’s going for two different age groups. I conduct the and sports in Darmstadt, Germany; two yearsyou going to do?” I had considered being to change my total perspective. I have to basketball camp myself. We’re going to do at Camp LeJeune Marine Corps Base, N.C., asa school teacher, but wasn’t sure. He said, forget about that negative. I have to deal a free football camp for three days June varsity sports coordinator.“If you still want to play, I’ll let you come with the positive. 27-29, for ages 8 to around 14. And alsostay with me for a year. I can get you a a free softball camp for three days. I try tocouple of contract offers. Give it a try.” So Tell us about your program. keep the kids busy. We don’t get a lot of my people are going to feed into that. And,instead of trying to get into the big leagues, I actually manage the largest sports breaks, and I don’t really want breaks. They of course, the volunteer coaches. NormallyI better try and do what my uncle says. I program overseas. Soccer: 45-plus teams. get to have some fun and do something I have five or six coaches who coach twowas 22. Could I have made the big leagues? Basketball: 44 teams, 400-plus players. productive. and three different age groups. The thing isPossibly. For the big leagues, only about Winter swimming was about 60-70 kids. ... we’re serving greater good; we’re taking40 or 50 guys get in. So I tried Germany Baseball just finished; we had 31 baseball How does it all stay on track? care of 1,000-plus kids in the community.and I actually played ball with the Army and six girls softball teams. I have 65 It starts with the staff first. You have to I really try my best to be hands-on andin Darmstadt. I started playing with the kids who play volleyball. Summer league take care of your people. This is sports, and take care of the staff like we take care ofmilitary team and traveled with the team basketball on average is about 60 kids with this is a team concept. We can’t let things the kids. The same pride we put into theand we played everywhere in Germany. six to eight teams. Flag football has grown just go. We can’t let kids down. I have to program we put into our people. We can’tComing out of high school I was in the tremendously. When I got here, there were be very, very positive when I come through be lazy and drop the ball … we have to betop 100 high school players in America. I 32 kids and two teams. Now I have 142 that door. I can’t be negative, because then ready to go.Safety officials: No U-turns into Camp Kim by Pfc. Lee Min-hwi “Earlier this year, we had an incident involving an USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs individual who made an illegal U-turn in the bus lane, causing a bus driver to swerve to avoid hitting the vehicle. YONGSAN GARRISON — Yongsan Garrison officials The bus ran into the perimeter wall of Camp Kim, many are warning drivers to avoid using illegal U-turns into individuals riding in the bus had injuries,” Oxendine Camp Kim. said. “The problem is that a large number of drivers disregard He noted that violators who conduct illegal U-turns traffic laws and imitate bad behaviors,” said Russell Obey, would be subject to Korean traffic laws appropriately. U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan safety and occupational “Anyone operating a vehicle off a USFK installation health manager. “The results could be catastrophic.” is subject to Korean traffic laws,” Oxendine said. “We all Because of a bus lane on the main road in front of must obey the traffic laws.” Camp Kim, U-turns or left turns into Camp Kim are illegal according to Korean traffic law. U.S. Forces Korea Pamphlet No left turn into Gate 1 385-2 “Safe Driving in Korea” also notes that “drivers can Safety officials caution drivers that the intersection at Gate only make U-turns at intersections where designated U-turn 1 can easily create traffic problems. signs are posted.” “A left turn into Gate 1 is illegal because no left-turn “Drivers must follow the established traffic pattern, signal exists,” Obey said. meaning you must continue on until finding a safe and He added that drivers cannot cross from the other side of legal way to turn around,” Obey said. the intersection. “There is no light signal that allows this,” He recommends drivers going to Camp Kim leave Obey said. “We have a lot of people who live in the new through Gate 20 and follow the roads behind Camp Coiner high-rise buildings across the street, but they cannot drive that join to the Camp Kim road. “This may seem like a through the intersection into Gate 1. They have to turn right longer way, but it’s safe and legal,” he said. only. If they cross, they are guessing and we don’t want them “No U-turn” signs are posted outside Camp Kim. to guess wrong.”Safety officials remind drivers traveling to Camp Kim that U-turns or left Ricky Oxendine, USAG-Yongsan Emergency Services He said his office is working with Yongsan district officialsturns into Camp Kim violate Korean traffic rules. — Courtesy Photo By director, said accidents have occurred before outside Camp to consider adjusting signals to help make it easier to enterChong Chae-uk Kim and could easily happen again. Gate 1.
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 12http://yongsan.korea.army.mil AREA II THE MORNING CALM PAID ADVERTISINGGarrison eases into new personnel systemI want to talk to you about the new The value of each share will depend on the way the Department of Defense is employee’s salary, the cost of living increase, compensating Civilian Employees. The the Defense Department contribution andNational Security Personnel System has been the amount of money the Garrison budgetedplace for a few years now, but only recently for performance awards.has it affected our Garrison workforce. In the past, there has been a potential In November 2007, our U.S. Army for “rating creep.” Because only the raterGarrison-Yongsan civilian supervisors and senior rater ever reviewed the ratingsand some non-union workers left the under the old system, they could have been“GS” system and entered into a pay-for- inflated and not justified. Under NSPS, theperformance system commonly referred to Pay Pool panel has vigorous discussions whenas “NSPS.” reviewing a rating and can even have the rater As more Garrison employees enter into provide additional input if needed.this new system, it may be advantageous for The good news is that a rating of “3” meansyou to understand how it works. “valued performer.” Anything above this In mid-May, we practiced the first step to threshold must be justified by quantifiablereward our quality employees for the great accomplishments, achievements or otherwork they do. NSPS evaluates performance contributing factors.in three steps. Employees submit self In our mock Pay Pool – the practiceassessments, and raters write evaluations and session we held in May – we rated 38suggest a rating. Then, six Garrison managers employees. Only one person received areview the packets, discuss and vote on the “2” rating, which means that person hasrating. some work to do. The great majority of our Our Deputy Garrison Commander is the workforce earned a “3” rating. Only fourmanager for this “Pay Pool,” and he rules on employees earned a “4” rating. As you canties, moderates disputes and has the final say see, a “4” is rare. These are the key performersfor the Pay Pool rating for each employee. that have demonstrated their value to theAs the Garrison Commander, I am the final organization far above their peers.review authority for any appeals. The Garrison Pay Pool will meet again in This is how we do it in the Garrison. November to review the real self assessments,Other units such as 8th U.S. Army or 18th evaluations and rating. The first payout toMedical Command may vary the process our NSPS employees will occur in Januarywith their own local rules. 2009. This practice session brought out NSPS ratings are important because they many “lessons learned” and overall was atranslate into how many shares the NSPS great educational tool for both our employeesemployee receives at the completion of the and managers.year. I believe NSPS will encourage our For example, Ms. Jane Doe has been workforce to aim for higher ratings. In turn,a great performer throughout the rating we will better serve our community members.period. She met all of the objectives in her At the Garrison, our mission is to provideperformance plan without any assistance. excellence in installation managementHer self assessment and supervisor evaluation and customer support while continuously PAID ADVERTISINGbear out that she is a model employee. The improving quality of life in the U.S. ArmyPay Pool votes and she receives a rating of “3” Garrison-Yongsan community. We want toon a scale of 1 to 5. This is a good rating. reward our employees for excelling at this Ms. Doe will receive a reward of one to vital mission and NSPS is the way to do it!two “shares.” The shares may be divided into Learn more about NSPS online at http://bonus or salary increase, or a combination. cpol.army.mil. MONSOON Continued from Page 9he said. If the situation warrants, the “Residents are responsible for theirgarrison may go to FLOODCON 2 or quarters and the immediate vicinity aroundFLOODCON 3. If this happens, certain those quarters,” Thomas added. “Prior to thedestructive weather mitigation procedures destructive weather season, no one shouldmay be activated. ever attempt to clean a drainage system “During FLOODCON 3, people may during a DW event.”be relocated to safer areas, installation and During duty hours, the USAG-Yongsancommunity activities may be limited or DPTMS number is 738-7316 (add thestopped, roads may be closed and military prefix 0505 if dialing from off post). Duringand civilian work stoppages could be off-duty hours, the numbers are 738-7404expected,” he said. or 738-7405.
    • JUNE 13, 2008 NEWS IMCOM-K • PAGE 13 http://imcom.korea.army.milIMCOM seeks ‘eagles’ for mentoring program Pregnancy & Postpartumby Mary Tanzer and provide feedback. They may conduct with senior leaders for the fiscal 2009, formal PT Training CoursesIMCOM mentoring program manager practice job interviews, discuss leadership one-year mentoring partnership. books, assist in developing individual Mentees complete a one- Instructors: A training course Senior leaders are showing fierce loyalty to development plans, advise on handling week shadow assignment, stretch designed to train instructors onthe Installation Management Command by job situations, and encourage mentees assignments, eLearning courses and conducting specialized physicalvolunteering to serve as mentors or “eagles,” to reach beyond their comfort zone. regular meetings with their mentors. fitness programs for pregnant andin the Centralized Mentoring Program. One program highlight is when mentors Supervisor approval is required for host their mentees during a one-week the HCMP. Garrison-level applicants postpartum Soldiers is scheduled John Maxwell in his recent leadershipbook, “25 Ways to Win With People,” said shadow assignment that allows them to require endorsement from the garrison June 17-20 at U.S. Army Garrisoneagles in organizations find people with great observe senior leaders during a variety of commanders or managers or the deputy Humphreys. It is open to militarypotential and create an environment for events, ask questions and network. garrison commanders. Region applicants or civilian personnel. Attendeesthem to flourish and emerge as full-fledged The fiscal 2009 Mentoring Program require an endorsement from region should register at this web siteleaders. Mentors, or eagles in this case, application period is open through June director or designee. Applicants at https://usachppm.apgea.army.make things happen, influence others, and 23. Senior leader volunteer mentors are Headquarters IMCOM must obtain their mil/TrainCon/datePage.aspx. Forequip others to lead. Eagles provide ideas being solicited and 30 will be selected supervisor’s and division chief’s approval. information, call 737-6659/5400.that help the organization, possess a great as mentors and matched with selected Application forms are online at http://www. Yongsan Soldiers: The PPPTattitude and live up to their commitments mentees. Mentors will then attend a imcom.army.mil/site/hr/wfdhcmp.asp. training orientation is 6:30-7:30 a.m.and responsibilities, Maxwell said. two-day orientation in October. This Send applications by mail or e-mail to the program is centrally funded by IMCOM. IMCOM mentoring program manager, June 25 at Trent Gym. Pregnant or Mentoring provides senior leaders theopportunity to establish legacy, enhance Employees who are GS-11 through GS- Mary Tanzer, by June 23. Contact Tanzer at postpartum Soldiers will conductcommunication skills, provide exposure to 13, or equivalents, and employees covered 703-602-5487 or Defense Switched Network specially designed PT with certifiednew ideas, expand installation management by the National Security Personnel System 332-5487, or e-mail Mary.Tanzer@hqda. instructors. For information, callknowledge base, and pass on lessons learned. whose positions are equivalent to GS-11 army.mil for more information. 737-4768/5400.Some mentors review mentee resumes through GS-13, may apply to be matchedNewly-opened terminal at Incheon International Airport serves foreign airline passengersSpecial to the Morning Calm walking. During arrival, take STARLINE at the terminal building, move to the existing terminal and go through the arrival procedure. Passengers travelling on foreign airlines at the Incheon International Airport should Check-in counters on third floor of the existing terminal will be rearranged. In theuse the newly-opened terminal building. Until now, both domestic and foreign airlines past, check-in counters of Korean Air and Asiana Airlines were located on the east sidehave used the existing terminal. and foreign airlines were on the west side. However, Asiana Airlines will move to the west With the opening of the new terminal building, the moving line for arrival and and foreign airlines will move to the center.departure procedures will be significantly changed. Arriving at the existing terminal, Unlike the existing terminal, the newly-built terminal building is equipped withpassengers of foreign airlines should go through check-in and departure procedure, and facilities only for departure and arrival procedures. It has two stories below and five aboveget on STARLINE (shuttle railway) at the underground of terminal to move to the new the ground. Among 30 gates of the terminal building, three are available for the world’sterminal building. It takes about 10 minutes to get to the terminal building including largest passenger plane-A380.
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 14http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALMArea Scouts ‘crossover’ during ceremony, picnicPack 89 parents and Scouts joined together for a pack picnic and ‘cross-over’ ceremony at Yongsan, June 7. The crossover ceremony is a rite of passage marking the transition from one scoutingrank to the next. As each boy advanced, they were provided with uniform accessories and Scouting handbooks by their fellow Scouts. There are many volunteer opportunities available with theScouts this summer and during the 2008/2009 school year. Volunteer openings include: Leading or assisting with a den of young Scouts,organizing an event for the Pack, or serving on the Pack89 Committee. All hours count toward the Volunteer Service Medal. Contact Cubmaster, Bill Finn (g8trsx5@aol.com), or Committee Chair, Melinda Sigler (melindasigler@hotmail.com).— U.S. Army Photo By Edward Johnson June 13-19 Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Casey 21 Street Kings Sex and the City Indiana Jones 21 Stop Loss Nim’s Island 730-7354 (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (PG) 7:30 p.m. Henry Leatherheads 21 The Eye Stop Loss No Show No Show No Show 768-7724 (PG13) 7 p.m (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Humphreys Sex and the City Sex and the City Sex and the City 21 21 Stop Loss Stop Loss 753-7716 (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. Hovey 21 Indiana Jones Run Fatboy Run 21 Indiana Jones Run Fatboy Run Stop Loss 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 (R) 7 p.m. Kunsan Sex and the City Speed Racer 21 No Show No Show No Show Nim’s Island 782-4987 (R) 9 p.m. (PG) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m Osan Iron Man Iron Man Sex and the City Sex and the City Sex and the City Sex and the City Leatherheads 784-4930 (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m Red Cloud The Ruins Street Kings The Ruins Leatherheads Run Fatboy Run No Show Sex and the City 732-6620 (R) 7 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 8 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m (PG13) 7 p.m (R) 7 p.m. Stanley 21 Stop Loss 21 Nim’s Island No Show Sex and the City Stop Loss 732-5565 (PG13) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Kung Fu Panda Kung Fu Panda Nim’s Isalnd The Ruins The Ruins Street Kings Street Kings Yongsan I (PG) 8:30 p.m. (PG) 8:30 p.m. (PG) 8 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Kung Fu Panda Kung Fu Panda Prince Caspian College Road Trip College Road Trip Martian Child Martian Child Yongsan II (PG) 5:30 p.m. (PG) 5:30 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (G) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (G) 6 p.m. Yongsan III Nim’s Isalnd Nim’s Isalnd Prince Caspian Superhero Superhero Over Her Dead Body Over Her Dead Body 738-7389 (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m (PG13) 6 p.m (PG13) 6 p.m (PG13) 6 p.m
    • JUNE 13, 2008 CHAPLAIN IMCOM-K • PAGE 15 http://imcom.korea.army.mil INTERIM Area II Worship Schedule Serving God, serving country as a Soldier Schedule effective on June 16 until further notice. One Army chaplain reflects on the importance of living a life of giving Protestant Services Collective Chaplain Capt. Glenn Palmer complain about the military (which trust me, like any Sunday 0800 Memorial Ch. (Communion) 41st Signal BN institution has its issues) I share with them that 28 Sunday 0930 121 Hospital Chapel years ago I was a 17 ½-year-old private, just out of Sunday 0930 Hannam Village Chapel (Korean) Sunday 1000 SAHS Auditorium One of my favorite books is The Greatest Generation, high school, in Marine Corps Boot Camp at Parris Sunday 1000 Multi Purpose Trng Facility written by former NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw. The Island, SC. I was born and raised in Bath, Maine, Sunday 1030 K-16 Chapel book is a tribute to the men and women fought for and and had no experience with folks of differing racial, Sunday 1100 Hannam Village Chapel who served their country during WWII. These folks cultural and ethnic backgrounds. What I have learned Sunday 1200 SAHS Auditorium(Gospel) served and fought and suffered and simply did what in the military, and what I witnessed during two tours KCFA they had to do. No complaints. No grumbling. They at war, is there is that when the bullets start flying, the 2nd Tues. 1145 Memorial Chapel simply served and sacrificed as a nation. mortars and rockets landing and the IED’s exploding, 3rd Tues. 1145 Memorial Chapel One of the Soldiers that Brokaw tells about is a man they don’t care who you are or where you are from. I named Leonard Lomell. Mr. Lomell was a First Sergeant have had “last rites” over the bodies of 13 Soldiers with Catholic Mass Sunday 1130 Memorial Chapel with the 2d Ranger Battalion and was wounded as part names like Falaniko, Reyes, Karim, Navarro, and Zyla, Sunday 1700 Memorial Chapel of the first wave that hit the beach on D-Day. Americans from unique and diverse backgrounds who Mon./Thrus./ Fri. 1205 Memorial Chapel Lomell was raised simply lived and died for Tues./Wed. 1205 121 Hospital Chapel in a poor working class “I have learned the greatest lesson, that the sake of others. 1st Sat. 0900 Memorial Chapel neighborhood, but after the While serving God and Jewish war, like millions of other which gives life meaning: live for someone country in the military, Friday 1900 Memorial Chapel soldiers, he took his G.I. or something beyond oneself, live for God I have learned to accept Bill and made something and to work with others Distictive Faith Group Services of himself. He took his and others.” for the sake of a common Episcopal Sunday 1000 Memorial Chapel experience of fighting mission. I have learned the United Pentecostal alongside all types of Chaplain Capt. Glenn Palmer greatest lesson, that which Sunday 1330 Memorial Chapel Soldiers from all walks of 41st Signal BN gives life meaning: live for SDA life and all racial and ethnic someone or something Saturday 0930 121 Hospital Chapel groups into his private and beyond oneself, live for professional lives. WW II was the first time so many God and others. Later Day Saints & Church of Christ: Call 738-3011 for information Americans had rubbed elbows with and worked with I keep you all in prayer and I pray that you view and and strived side by side, face to face with so many other treat those you live with and serve with as God’s people USAG -Yongsan Chaplains Americans from other parts of the country. and that as children of the heavenly Father you serve Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David B. Crary (USAG-Y Installation Chaplain), After the war, Lomell became an attorney and God and others with all you have and all you are. david.crary@korea.army.mil or DSN 738-3009 hired men and women of different ethnic and racial Chaplain (Maj.) Adolph G. DuBose, backgrounds. What he learned in the military - that “So God created humankind in his image, in the image adolph.g.dubose@korea.army.mil, DSN 738-4043 Chaplain (Maj.) Leo Mora Jr. (Family Life Chaplain), we are all God’s people - he incorporated into the rest of God he created them.” (Genesis 1:27) leo.mora@korea.army.mil, DSN 736-3018 of his life. There is a lesson to be drawn here. When I hear folks God bless you all.
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 16http://imcom.korea.army.mil FEATURE THE MORNING CALMEighty members of the tour journey to the Temple of Heaven on their tour of China’s capital city May 24. The famous temple is known for its historical residents, the emperors of ancient China.— U.S. Army Photo By Sally Hall80 USAG-RC Soldiers, Civilians, Family Members enjoy tour of Beijingby Sally HallUSAG-Casey Community Activity Center BEIJING, CHINA—Eighty Soldiers,Civilians and Family members enjoyed afour-day memorial weekend tour in Beijing,China sponsored by USAG-RC FamilyMorale Welfare and Recreation. The tourgroup left Incheon airport May 24, andreceived by local tour guides at the newBeijing Capital Airport who took them onan exciting adventure of the city. The tour started with a visit to thehistorical Tian Men Square and ended theday with an acrobat show and a deliciousPeking duck dinner. Skillful gem carving artisans sculpt artifacts from China’s most valuable Tour members observe and participate in the process of silk making in After climbing the Great Wall, the group Jade with light and dark ribbons of green throughout, in gem carving Beijing while on a tour of the capital city’s many wonders.visited amazing scenic and historical places: shops while tour members watch. — U.S. Army photo by Sally Hall — U.S. Army photo by Sally Hallthe Ming Tombs, the Chin dynasty SummerPalace, Temple of Heaven and ForbiddenCity while a local tour guide proudly relatedChina’s 5,000 years of history, highlightingtwo great dynasties: the Ming and Qing. The group took tours to places ofinterests: the Jade Factory where freshly cutjade stones from Myanmar (or Beijing) arefashioned into sculptured animals, jewelryand other jade products, the Silk Factorywhere silk worms produce fine silk products,and the Pearl Factory where cultured pearlsare made into fine jewelry. The group finished their tour with ashopping spree at Lido Market and shopson the streets of Beijing. For more information about FMWR Tour members visited the Summer Palace which is also known as thelocal and overseas tours, call 732-6276 or Ruins of the Yuanmingyuan (the Garden of Perfection and Light) isthe community activity centers (USAG-RC located northwest of Beijing and to the east of the (present-day) Sum- The tour group enters the famous Ming Tombs which lie 50 kilometers732-6246/USAG-Casey 730-4601/ Stanley mer Palace. The Garden was first constructed in the year of 1709 dur- northwest of Beijing. The general name is given to the mausoleums of732-5366/Hovey 730-5125). ing the reign of the Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty from 1368-1644. — U.S. Army photo by Sally Hall — U.S. Army photo by Sall Hall
    • JUNE 13, 2008 FEATURE IMCOM-K • PAGE 17 http://imcom.korea.army.mil PAID ADVERTISING
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 18http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALMMWR cable TV service rates to increase by $2Courtesy of IMCOM-K MWR materials, and energy have also increased. Technicians service head end satellites and customers on 23 installations. Rising fuel costs MWR Cable TV offers 58 channels of premium, English have had a significant impact on operational costs.language programming to residents on post at a value-priced $35. Monies generated through clubs, bowling centers, and otherThe cost remains far below average costs of similar providers due to business operations are used to subsidize $2 million of the total –USAG-Y–the MWR subsidy. bill for the cable TV program. The remainder of costs is covered via The service includes popular programming such as HBO, CNN, subscription rates. This time the unfortunate increase was unable Intramural Softball League play:FOX News, Nickelodeon, Star World, AFN, and more. A wide and to be absorbed by MWR.diverse selection is carried by MWR so that Soldiers and Family The change will be reflected in the July 1 billing statement which Sockor 11 AFN 0members are able to find similar entertainment options as they do will reflect the month’s charges. 94th MP 17 Sockor 11back home. Soldiers paying by allotment must change their allotment 94th MP 15 19th AG 2 The $2 increase, effective July 1, is due to the increase in fees amounts to ensure bills are paid in full. Those currently paying 19th AG 7 AFN 4 by credit or debit card will be automatically adjusted. Visit the AFN 7 595 MT 0paid by MWR to the channel networks for the rights to carry their Kanakas 19 595 MT 5programming. Ron Buss, Cable TV Manager said, “The majority of MWR website at http://mwr.korea.army.mil/CableTV.htm to 18th Med 11 Embassy 1our providers operate out of foreign countries and the US Dollar has find information on how to change to the preferred credit/debit 18th Med 12 8th Army 1been dropping worldwide. This greatly affects the amount we have card method. Kanakas 14 8th Army 5to pay operators from Hong Kong, Singapore, and such to provide Cable TV in Korea is the only U.S. Army MWR owned and Kanakas 7 Sockor 2service to us in Korea.” MWR paid approximately $4 million dollars operated television program. This one-of-a-kind quality of life 18th Med 14 41st Sig 2in FY 07 to obtain licenses to carry programming such as HBO, program provides entertainment options for those living on-post. 41st Sig 15 19th AG 4CNN, and other popular channels. For additional information, visit your local MWR Cable TV office 41st Sig 13 AFN 7 Additional operating and maintenance costs such as labor, or call DSN 738-2288. 41st Sig 22 595th MT 21 94th MP 16 595th MT 6 Kanakas 11 19th AG 1Family Program Books; Brought to you by the Army Family Covenant Kanakas AFN 20 8 Embassy 7 Embassy 7Special to the Morning Calm gram books can be found at the Garrison similar situations. This is especially impor- Standings libraries and in the resource library of your tant if the child is going through a deploy- local Army Community Service Center. ment away from a military installation. CRUS 7-0 The signing of the Army Family Cov- The child may feel alone and confused Kanakas 12-1enant was the first step to bring additional After reading several of these books, you about why his or her parent is not home. Suslak 4-1support and services for our military Fami- will be inspired to share them with a friend 18th Med 9-2lies. Across the Army, Garrisons are “Op- or utilize them as a resource in your Fam- These books help the children understand 94th MP 9-4erationalizing” the Army Family Covenant ily Readiness Group meeting. These books their feelings, work through those feelings Sockor 8-4making the Army Family Covenant a real- provide positive solutions to the challenges in a positive way and provide the children 41st Sig 6-7ity for military Families. as a military spouse. Our men and women and adults with activities to do while the 8th Army 3-7 The Family Program books were specifi- in uniform are highlighted by the books military parent is away. Embassy 2-6cally chosen as a resource for our military that provide heroic examples of Soldiers The military teens have not been left AFN 2-9 that are serving their country around the out of the Family Program books collec- 595th MT 3-10Families and Family Readiness Groups. tion. There are several books for teens in- 19th AG 3-12The books include topics such as: helping world. For those spouses that are new to cluding The 6 Most Important Decisions CSCT#3 Droppedchildren understand deployment, self-help our military Family, these books provide a BAH Droppedbooks for military spouses, financial man- basic guide to understanding and living in You’ll Ever Make: A Teen Guide to Usingagement for military members, women the military community. the 7 Habits by Sean Covey. –USAG-H–military members and their experiences The large number of children’s books If you haven’t been to your local ACSduring deployments, employment skills available is amazing. The books range in or library lately, take the time to stop by Post-level softball standings (6/2)for military spouses, working through the topics from deployment to making new and check out one of the Family Programgrieving process, and basic guides to living friends. These books help children connect books. You will be glad you did. Men in a military community. The Family Pro- with other children that are going through W L Pct. GB Osan 14 0 1.000 - 1-44 ADA hosts ‘Strike First’ Combative Tournament Humphreys intramural standings Humph. 13 1 .929 1 The 1-44 ADA “Strike First” BN will be hosting the “Strike First” Combative American League (Thru June 9) Yongsan Tournament on Aug. 2 at the Crown Jewel Gym Bldg. 135 at noon. All B Co, 3/2nd Aviation 6 0 1.000 -- 11 3 .786 3 527th MI 4 0 1.000 1 physicals and weight-in will be from 2–5 p.m. at Bldg. 135. SFC Steadman Daegu A Co, 602nd ASB 3 0 1.000 1½ is the NCOIC and can be reached at 010-5809-4826 or james.steadman@ HHC, 194th CSSB 4 2 .667 2 6 6 .500 7 korea.army.mil to request a sign-up form. We have several weight cases B Co, 602nd ASB (M) 4 3 .571 2½ Casey and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals and 1st place will receive a champion- 4/58th QOB 3 3 .500 3 A-B Co, 3rd MI 2 2 .500 3 5 7 .417 8 ship belt that must be defended at our next tournament. A Co, 3/2nd Aviation 2 2 .500 3 Kunsan HHC, 3/2nd Aviation 2 2 .500 3 4 12 .250 11 HHC, 4/2nd Aviation 1 3 .250 4 348th QM 1 4 .200 4½ Red Cloud 3 11 .214 11 USAG-Daegu 5 JUN HHC, USAG 0 11 .000 8½ Daegu Area Intramural Softball, Cp Walker. NATIONAL LEAGUE Wonju 557th MP Co 3 0 1.000 -- 168th Med (0:18) USAG-D 0 16 .000 15 sports shorts: 188th MP (8:28) 19th ESC C Co, 4/2nd Aviation 1 0 1.000 1 169th Sig (15:5) CIV D Co, 3/2nd Aviation 4 1 .800 -- HSC, 3rd MI 3 1 .750 ½ Women Company Level Softball League, Cp Carroll. B Co, 532nd MI 3 1 .750 ½ W L Pct GB Softball LSI 293rd Sig 501st SBDE (14:1) (10:14) (14:5) D, 1-44 Officer 551st ICTC 249th MP Det 3 HSC, 602nd ASB B Co, 602nd ASB (S) 2 2 0 .600 2 2 1 .500 .000 1½ 2½ Casey 7 1 .875 - 2 JUN E Co, 4/2nd Aviation 0 3 .000 3 Osan 568th Med Co 0 3 .000 3 Company Level Softball, Cp Carroll. 6 JUN E Co, 3/2nd Aviation 0 3 .000 3 8 2 .800 - HHB, 1-44 (11:12) 16th Medlog Company Level Softball League, Cp Carroll. KATUSA Humphreys 551st ICTC (1:For) A, 1-44 Officer (10:7) 551st ICTC 498th CSSB (1:17) 501st SBDE A, 1-44 (0:7) 16th Medlog 4 4 .500 3 B, 1044 (9:6) HHB, 1-44 Dream League W L Pct. GB Kunsan 3 JUN USG-H 2 0 1.000 -- 3rd MI 1 0 1.000 ½ 4 8 .333 5 Daegu Intramural Softball, Cp Walker. 9 JUN CIV (8:27) 19th ESC Daegu Area Intramural Softball, Cp Walker. 3/2nd Aviation 1 1 .500 1 Daegu CIV (7:0) 168th Med Bn USAG-D (13:8) 169th Sig 602nd ASB 0 1 .000 1½ 1 3 .250 4 Military Police 0 2 .000 2 169th Sig (10:11) 188th MP CO USAG-D (12:6) CIV Yongsan 19th ESC (16:0) 168th Med Bn Magic League W L Pct. GB 2 8 .200 6 Company Level Softball, Cp Carroll. B, 1-44 (4:19) 16th Medlog Company Level Softball League, Cp Carroll. 194th CSSB 2 0 1.000 -- 293rd Sig (12:10) LSI HHB, 1-44 (16:5) D 1-44 527th MI 1 0 1.000 -- D, 1-44 (5:8) F, 1-44 F 1-44 (14:2) HHB, 1-44 4/2nd Aviation 1 1 .500 1 2nd MFSB 0 1 .000 1½ 18th MEDCOM 0 2 .000 2
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    • JUNE 13, 2008 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 21 http://imcom.korea.army.milGNP honors 194th CSSB changes handsfriendshipsby Stacy A. OuelletteUSAG-H Public Affairs Office USAG HUMPHREYS – Eighth U.S.Army civil affairs and USAG Humphreyscommunity relations invited a group of 50Pyeongtaek senior citizens to visit GarrisonHumphreys. In addition to providing them a tour ofUSAG Humphreys, the seniors enjoyed atraditional Korean performance and lunchat the Community Activity Center. “This event was a way for 8th U.S. Armyto thank these ladies for their support andfriendship since the Korean War era. Our Good Neighbor Programs reach outto all Korean citizens,” said Ung Sellen, 8thU.S. Army community relations operationsofficer. Gen. Michael Kuehr, 8th U.S. ArmyDeputy Commanding General, spoke tothe group, thanking them for their endlesssupport and friendship. For some attendees, it has been morethan 20 years since they entered USAGHumphreys. “We owe all of you a debtof gratitude and our respect for what you The 194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion held its change of command ceremony Monday at USAG Humphreys Freedom Field. Col. Eu-have done over the years and for what you gene W. Lilliewood Jr., relinquished command to Lt. Col. Michael J. Harlan. The battalion also has a new command sergeant major, Command Sgt.continue to do in support of good relations Maj. Nichelle S. Fails. A change of responsibility ceremony will be held for her in the upcoming weeks.— U.S. Army Photo By Andre Butlerbetween the Republic of Korea and theUnited States,” Kuehr said. By 2012, USAGHumphreys will be known Armywide as agreat place to serve, work, live and play forall Servicemembers, Family members and Humphreys offers bike safety courseCivilian employees. Once completed, the by Stacy A. Ouelletteinstallation will triple in its size from 1,200 USAG-H Public Affairs Officeto 3500 acres with an increase of its currentpopulation 3,400 to 17,000. USAG HUMPHREYS – Many “While physical appearances change over people dream of hitting the open road ontime, among the things that remain constant a motorcycle for the summer.for most of us are our good memories and If that dream includes riding on orour good friendships,” Kuehr said. fueling up at any military installation “Though many of your old friends from along the way, riders must successfullythe past may have moved on to other places, complete the Basic or Experienced Ridersthere will always be new friends for our Course offered at USAG Yongsan, USAGGood Neighbors.” Humphreys or USAG Daegu.Free pass Saturday Nine people participated in the Basic Riders Course offered here on June 9-10. The two-day course is designed to teach aat Splish & Splash non-rider how to ride a motorcycle safely and with confidence. “The Department of Defense standard Nine personnel attended the Basic Riders Course here, June 10. In order to ride a two-wheeled is the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic motor operated vehicle on any military installations, riders must attend this course or the Expe- or Experienced Riders Course, the only rienced Riders Course. — U.S. Army Photo By Stacy A. Ouellette two courses that active duty members can participants. Use of government owned motorcycle they should take this course. participate to receive the certification they motorcycles are provided for this course. You learn the basics to get you started. I’ve need to operate a motorcycle on a military “The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has ridden a motorcycle before and this class has installation,” said Scott Steuerwald, the a specific curriculum. taught me there’s a lot more to riding than I Korea course’s lead instructor. All instructors are certified by them and thought. It’s all been fun,” Endrina said. This course is required for anyone seeking accredited to teach the class based on their Later this year, a state-of-the-art training to ride a two-wheeled motor operated curriculum,” Steuerwald said. facility including a motorcycle simulator will vehicle on any military installation. Participants are required to follow rules be used to support the Army Traffic Safety The course is part of the U.S. Army on personnel protective equipment, which Training Program here. Commander’s safety program. Our office mirror those set by the DoD. Raingear is This will provide a realistic, hands- must provide an approved Motorcycle recommended as the weather dictates. on training to enhance this course, said Safety Foundation course consistent with A department of transportation approved Turnage. U.S. and national laws, said Randy Turnage, helmet, reflective vest, eye protection, long- Twelve people can attend the Motorcycle USAG Humphreys Safety Director. sleeve shirt or jacket, pants, ankle covering Safety Course; Yongsan and Daegu offer “The basic course is designed to teach footwear and gloves are required. the Basic and Experienced Riders Course someone from zero to 100 percent to ride. Sgt. 1st Class Bryson Endrina, USAG monthly. Humphreys offers only theBathing beauties of all ages gather at Splish & We could bring you out here and teach you Humphreys Headquarters and Headquarters Experienced Rider’s Course every month.Splash Water Park to soak up rays and have how to ride a motorcycle in two days. It’s Company, has all the gear, he’s looking to Weekend courses are also available.fun. The Water Park will be free this Saturday easy for anybody,” said Steuerwald. purchase a motorcycle after returning to the Contact safedriving@korea.army.mil forin celebration of the Army’s Birthday, courtesy All classes include classroom instruction U.S. this summer. more information and to sign up for theseof the United Club. — Photo By Mike Mooney and hands-on practical exercises for “I believe before anyone gets on a courses.
    • USAG-H • PAGE 22www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA III THE MORNING CALM News & Notes USFK ALERT 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 Korea. All dishes containing chicken and/or eggs should only be consumed if properly cooked. The USFK is taking these precau- tions as the Korean government aggres- sively works to contain the outbreak. Road Trip to Health, Fitness & Beyond New personal Fitness and Health Promo- tion Program currently underway. Individu- als keep track of their points and will qualify for prizes. Get points for playing with your children, volunteering, attending Health Promotion Classes, working out, playing ball and more. Personal Travel logs and entry details are available at the Fitness Centers and the Health Promotion Pro- gram in the Medical Clinic. Trash Bags for Off Post Garbage Pick Up All DoD personnel living off post must use HAES students named top class for the trash bags provided by Pyeongtaek City for garbage pick up. These are the only trash bags that will be accepted by city cleaning crews. Hefty or Glad bags are not mathematics in Korea on world stage acceptable for trash disposal off post. You can purchase the necessary trash bags at the Commissary. USAG-Humphreys United States Army Garrison Humphreys American Elementary School teacher Dinah Tague’s third grade class won 1st place for Korea dur- Sergeant Audie Murphy Club ing a World Math Day competition. The class was awarded a trophy for being number one on the peninsula -- not just among DoDEA students. The USAG-H Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Front Row Left to Right: Aubrey McMahan, Jiana Legaspi, Yamileth Humphrey, Christina Durham, Rainah Adams, Brianna Sablan Standing is looking for SAMC and Sergeant Morales Club members. Please contact Sgt. 1st Left to Right: Nate Brissette, Jack Mendenhall, Jose I. Davila, Linwood Koonce, Justin Lawson, John McMahan, teacher Dinah Tague, Daniel Class Snape at 010-3502-9401 or Sgt. 1st Barry, Ben Mendenhall, Dan Dalat, Oleg Ivanchugov, Mitchell Welborn, Julian Totten, Tacey Altvater — Photo By Diane Hobler Class Lawson-Hurt at 010-6303-6669 for more information. Inspector General Openings The Eighth United States Army Inspector 19th AG Postal staff hosts third graders General has immediate openings for offi- by 1st Lt. Duncan Pelly Their interest showed through a series during their civics education course at cers wanting to become Inspector Gener- 19th Adjutant General (Postal) of questions. HAES. als. Vacancies are for Majors and branch qualified captains. Positions can be up to While the x-ray machine was in service, One of the chaperones lauded the efforts two years with command sponsorship. USAG HUMPHREYS – Recently students were able to see packages and boxes of Conception and the postal staff by noting Point of contact is Lt. Col. Ed Hogan at Soldiers from 3rd platoon, 19th Adjutant of tools as they passed through. this was the first time she had ever seen the 725-6739 or Col. Michael Mahoney at 723- General Company gave third graders from The tour finished with a question and students so excited. 4006, email: Edwin.hogan@Korea.army. USAG Humphreys American Elementary answer session, during which the students All of the students who participated mil or Michael.mahoney1@korea.army.mil School a tour of the Humphreys Post expressed their newfound respect for the received their own packages before leaving Office. post office. the post office. Bicycle Rodeo The tour began with the students from They told their tour leader, Sgt. Liliana Each package included a coloring book DES will be registering personally owned Dinah Tague’s class exploring the customer Concepion postal operations sergeant, the courtesy of the United States Postal Service, bicycles during the Bike Rodeo on June 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community service area. tour provided a point of comparison to a a letter filled with animal crackers and a Activities Center. Personnel need to turn They were taught how packages are film they had seen about the post office balloon. in a completed USFK Form 33-E, which weighed and how mail is sent out of the is available at Building 544 (Pass and ID post office daily. Office) or online at:http://8tharmy.korea. During the visit, the integrated retail army.mil terminal was one of many items of interest to the students. Deal for Your Wheels This machine serves as an all-in-one cash This month’s deal for your wheels allows register, scale and label printer. you to spend only $5 in labor to get an oil change. The Humphreys Auto Crafts Cen- Soon students were off to tour the ter can provide you with a filter and oil. Visit operations section of the post office. the Auto Crafts Center today. While here, young volunteers helped the 19th’s Soldiers put mail and packages in the Free Bowling on Fridays proper receptacles. Military in uniform can enjoy free bowling The third graders also gave mail to unit every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the mail clerks making their daily run. Humphreys Strike Zone and Long Bowling Moving to how mail that is improperly Centers. addressed is redirected, each student had Please Send Us Stories and Photos the opportunity to put a redirect stamp To submit info for publishing in The Morning on letters. Calm Weekly, USAG Humphreys common The stamps are what help the letters pages, call 754-6132, 8847 or 8598 -- or arrive at the correct destination. e-mail andre.butler@korea.army.mil. The x-ray machine was another hot Sgt. Liliana Concepion, 19th AG postal operations sergeant, teaches the students about redirect ticket item for the students. mail -- mail that goes to the wrong post office. — U.S. Army Photo By 1st Lt. Duncan Pelly
    • JUNE 13, 2008 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 23 http://imcom.korea.army.milHumphreys first baseman John “Scoop” DeLoach digs one out against Camp Casey in Post-Level Men’s action last Sunday. The Bulldogs won three of four from the Warriors and trail Osan byone game in the standings. Yongsan is on tap this weekend, with the Dawgs at home at 1 and 2:15 p.m. Sunday at Soldier Field. — U.S. Army Photo By Lonnie HerringOsan grabs lead in Post-Level Men’s Softballby Mike Mooney Humphreys, meanwhile, defeated Casey 13-4 and 19- Casey has the best winning percentage at .875 with aUSAG-H Morale, Welfare and Recreations 6 Saturday and opened with a come-from-behind 20-17 7-1 record, but at 8-2, Osan is tied with the Lady Warriors victory Sunday before falling 26-17 to a barrage of Casey in the Games Behind column. USAG HUMPHREYS – Ripping outmatched Wonju round-trippers in the nightcap. The deadlock could be broken this weekend as Osanfour consecutive times last weekend, the Osan Men’s Post- As Osan, Humphreys and Yongsan are opening a gap visits Casey Saturday and the two teams trade home fieldsLevel Softball team grabbed a one-game lead in the Korea- in the Men’s League, the Post-Level Women’s lead has Sunday.Wide Men’s League as Humphreys stumbled and lost their been thrown into a tie as Casey took three of four from For the first time this season, all eight Men’s teams andfirst league game of the season to Camp Casey. Humphreys and league officials discovered that Osan had all six Women’s teams in the Korea-Wide Leagues will be in Osan had no trouble with Wonju, winning 32-0 and taken 3 of 4 from Daegu instead of splitting 2-2 the previous action. Humphreys Men and Women travel to Yongsan and19-13 Saturday and 16-0 and 18-0 Sunday to push their week as first reported. Red Cloud visits Wonju Saturday, with the teams reversingseason mark to a perfect 14-0. Wonju is winless on the The Lady Dawgs nipped Casey 3-2 in Sunday’s opener travel on Sunday. Daegu’s Men’s and Women’s teams are atseason at 0-16. to hand the Lady Warriors their first loss of the season. Kunsan Saturday and Sunday. Bowling It’s official: Kim’s three times perfect in 13-year career by Mike Mooney years but then got a job at Humphreys USAG-H Morale, Welfare and Recreations and started rolling at the Strike Zone in the weekly Korean Employees’ Thursday USAG HUMPHREYS – The Korean Night league. Bowling Association has certified it, so now His perfect game came in his first game it’s a fact. Kim, Tok-sok is the second bowler on April 17, and was followed by games of to throw a sanctioned perfect game at the 240 and 190, giving him his first 700 series Strike Zone here. with a 730 total. It must be an April thing. The 16-lane Previously, his best three-game score had Strike Zone opened on April 2, 2004, and been 692. He carries a 210 average, so high two years later, Air Force Sgt. Hans Schell scores are nothing new to him. threw the first sanctioned perfect game in “I felt like I had a chance (at the perfect the lanes’ history. game) in the second or third frame,” he Two years later, on April 17, 2008 to said. “Everything just felt right. I had two be exact, along comes Kim, a plumber and light hits that carried, but the other 10 were handyman for the Directorate of Public buried.” Works with the first perfect game in the Kim stayed hot for the second game, Korean Employees League and the second continuing to pound the pocket. sanctioned perfect score in Strike Zone But by the third game, the realization history. And that game is now official, of what he had accomplished set in and he having been sanctioned by the powers to started getting nervous. be in the Korean Bowling Association, Kim received a variety of awards for officially putting Kim’s name in the Strike his effort, including a packet of USAG- Zone record book. Humphreys and Area III Family and Morale A 13-year bowler, Kim said he has two Welfare and Recreations items – including other perfect games – both in Korean the $300-plus MWR Value Book. HeKim, Tok-sok is the second bowler to throw a sanctioned perfect game at the Strike Zone at bowling centers in Seoul. received a new bowling ball from the StrikeUSAG Humphreys. This is Kim’s third career perfect game. — U.S. Army Photo By Mike Mooney Kim bowled at Yongsan Lanes for 12 Zone.
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    • JUNE 13, 2008 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 25 www.imcom.korea.army.milSoldiers battle for ‘ultimate warrior’ title which challenged the participants even more with these weapons before to the front of with limited visibility and slippery terrain our brains quickly to do the task correctly,” caused by a light drizzle. “I thought the day said Sgt. 1st Class James Holland, the S2 course was very beneficial because it helped non-commissioned officer in charge with me prepare for the night course, and I felt a the 6-37 Field Artillery. lot more confident going into the event,” said Finally, Warrior competitors faced 2nd Infantry Division’s sheet metal mechanic, the Best Warrior Board on the fifth and Spc. Eric J. Kocourek. final day of the competition. USFC/ The contenders, who navigated the course CFC/EUSA Command Sgt. Maj. Robert late into the night only to wake up early the A. Winzenried presided over the board, next morning and participate in the weapon accompanied by command sergeant majors qualification, still had a lot more left to prove from units around the peninsula. It was a in order to become the Best Warrior on the test not solely to examine the individual’s peninsula. Day three began with the 25-meter knowledge, but to see firsthand the military M4 qualification. Soldiers had to score 26 out bearing displayed by the Soldiers before the of 40 in order to qualify as a marksman. members of the board. After this final, no However, they had bigger aims, to get a score less grueling segment of the competition,Best Warrior finalists work the written examination, the first event of the competition, June of 38 or more and reach expert qualification. sighs of relief were heard among them.2 at Camp Carroll. — U.S. Army Photos By Pfc. Brittany N. Loupe “Qualifying with the M4 rifle is a bit of a The final results and the winners will beCompiled by Sgt. Jang Won-il On the early morning of the second day, challenge because I have become so used to announced at the Eighth Army BirthdayUSAG Daegu Public Affairs participants drove their physical capabilities my M16 and we don’t use M4’s in our unit,” Ball, June 13. to the limit during the Army Physical said Sgt. Shawn King, a Korean Linguist with Congratulations to the 22 Ultimate CAMP CARROLL – Soldiers across Fitness Test. They were scored based on the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade. “The Warriors in Korea!South Korea converged on Camp Carroll their muscular and cardiovascular strength M4’s are a lot more comfortable compared toJune 2 to prove themselves worthy in the and endurance, which are crucial abilities the M16. I think the biggest issue with me2008 Best Warrior Competition, hosted a Soldier must possess. The winner of the is trying to keep it stable. Altogether, I thinkby the 19th Sustainment Command two-mile-run was 35th ADA BDE, 144th I’ll just take this challenge as good practice(Expeditionary). ADA Battalion’s Cpl. Lee Dong-kyoon, who for the future.” The week-long competition was held recorded a time of 11 minutes, 40 seconds. On the afternoon of the third day,three categories – Best Non-commissioned Second place was claimed by the same unit’s Soldiers were tested on their warrior skills inOfficer, Soldier and Korean Augmentation Patriot missile operator, Staff Sgt. Joshua the Warrior Task and Drill Evaluation. Firstto the United States Army Soldier. Three D. Bynum, who crossed the finish line 12 aid, obstacle clearance, grenade, claymore,individuals from each category represented seconds after his KATUSA battle-buddy. NBC attack reaction, and more evaluatedthe following units and commands from The Urban Warfare Orienteering Course the participants’ knowledge as well as actualacross the Korean peninsula: 2nd Infantry followed the APFT and weigh-in. Soldiers demonstration of these critical skills.Division, 18th Medical Command, 19th were given three hours to plot five points On day four, competitors were expectedESC, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, 1st along the course and make their way back to disassemble and reassemble a weaponSignal Brigade, 501st Military Intelligence to the Camp Carroll helipad. They were given the manual for that particular weaponBrigade, Installation Management Command provided with a Precision Lightweight Global and a limited amount of time. The fiveand U.S. Army Troop Command. Positioning System Receiver to find their first weapons they worked on were the M9, Participants faced puzzling tests, laborious point. “You can use the PLGR for the first M4, M249, MK19 and M2. Soldiers weretasks and fierce competition throughout the point, after that you should turn it off,” said given eight minutes to work on the smallerweek-long contest. After an introductory Sgt. Lyferik Cheffey, who graded the event. weapons like the M9 and M4, 12 minutesbriefing at the 501st Sustainment Brigade “We won’t be watching your every move so for the M249 and 14 minutes for the biggerHeadquarter, participants were tested on think of this as an integrity check.” weapons like the MK 19 and M2. 121 Combat Support Hospital health caretheir basic knowledge thorough a written The daytime navigation portion served “It was pretty intense because we don’t specialist, Sgt. David Dasilma, jumps over aexamination. The next day, Soldiers had to another purpose besides just testing their work with these weapons every day, we simulated wall as part of the warrior task andpull themselves together and get ready for urban orienteering techniques; it served as a focus on other missions in the office – so drill evaluation at Camp Carroll, June 4.some tough physical activities. preparation for the night portion of the event, we had to pull knowledge from workingBaccalaureate Prayer Breakfast Congratulations to the 2008 Daegu American School graduates Thomas Black Ji Hye Kimheld to celebrate DAS graduates Donald Blevins Linda Boshans Logan Chester Nick Kim Ann-Katherine Kimble Paul Kooby Jang Jin-young and junior Rebekah Wyche sang the US Tiffany Darbison Kenneth McAuslandUSAG Daegu Public Affairs National Anthem. Therman McKelvin Andrew Davenport Devon McPhail read two scriptures, Jeremiah 29:11 and CAMP WALKER – The crowded Sam Davis Anthonie Owens Philippians 4:12-13, to celebrate anddining room at the Evergreen Community Tonya Deardorf Jeseph Oyen encourage graduating seniors.Club, June 4 seemed to indicate there was Richard Downey Duke Paulson “For I know the plans I have for you,a breakfast special going on, but that wasn’t Monica Edland Daniel Ray declares the Lord, plans to prosper you andthe case on this special day. Anthony Ford Michael Ray not to harm you, plan to give you hope Guests were able to enjoy a breakfast Monica Fox Ben Riley and a future,” read McKelvin. He next readas usual, but were there in support of the Daniel Garcia Shawnqunisha Simpson Philippians 4:12-13, “I know how to beBaccalaureate Prayer Breakfast sponsored by Michael Gonzalez Angela Smith abased, and I know also how to abound: inCamp Walker’s Soldier Memorial Chapel. Tommy Gonzalez Brandon Spencer everything and in all things have I learned The guests who crowded the ECC to Antonio Harris Rebecka Stoltz the secret both to be filled and to be hungry,celebrate Daegu American School’s Class of Angel Hickman Tommy Thompson both to abound and to be in want.”2008 included graduating seniors, Soldiers, Harry Holmes Michael Vazquez After breakfast, the DAS Brass EnsembleCivilians and Family members including 19th Kay Huster James Weber played ‘You Raise Me Up’ as a specialSustainment Command (Expeditionary) Aileen Kim Jeffery Wojtonik selection. They prayed for graduates andCommand Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Mitchell Clinton Kim their future. They also presented smallLewis and 25th Transportation Battalion gifts as a means of congratulations on their do and be whatever you want. Take courage said DAS music teacher Latasha McCoy.Chaplain (Capt.) William E. Graham. graduation. and press on,” said guest speaker, Chaplain “We want to congratulate them for their The event began with the invocation by “I want you to pursue what you want to Graham. accomplishments. I just want to say to themChaplain Lewis. The DAS Brass Ensemble be, not what you want to do. And bear in “We are here to encourage graduating “Dream big and remember - anything isplayed the Korean National Anthem, mind that everything is possible. You can seniors to dream big and live a great life,” possible.”
    • USAG-D • PAGE 26www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA IV THE MORNING CALM News & Notes First intern barbecue brings university students together by Jang jin-young USAG Daegu Public Affairs 233rd United States Army Birthday Ball CAMP WALKER – 12 interns from To celebrate the 233rd United States Kyungpook National University got a Army Birthday, the Army Ball will be held chance to experience true American culture at 6 p.m., June 14 at the Inter-Burgo when USAG Daegu commander, Col. Hotel in Daegu. Ticket cost is 40,000 Michael P. Saulnier held the inaugural Intern Won. For information, call Sgt. Natalie Backyard Barbeque at his home June 6. E. Kapteyn at DSN 768-8622. “This is the first time I’ve invited our interns,” said Saulnier. “I want to give all Ten Miler of our interns from KNU a true American The 2008 Eighth Army Ten Miler will be experience by spending some time with held June 14 at Camp Casey’s Carey an American family, cooking and eating Fitness Center. This is the qualifying true American food. It’s a part of cultural event for the men’s and women’s exchange. The last group of interns active duty Army military teams that mentioned that they didn’t get to eat much will represent Eighth Army at the Army American food, so we decided, “Let’s do Ten Miler. Registration will be from that. Let’s cook out and invite all of our 6:30 – 7:15 a.m., course briefing will be interns. So that is tonight.” at 7:30 a.m. and the race will begin at A large whole pig was grilled on a USAG Daegu Commander, Col. Michael P. Saulnier (left) cuts a charcoal grilled pig to share 7:45 a.m. For information, contact your charcoal barbecue. Besides barbeque, the with Kyungpook National University interns, June 6. — U.S. Army Photo By Ronald Inman local sports office or IMCOM-K Sports yard was well-stocked with tables full of true American hospitality and heart,” said KNU university students. So we said, “Why not Director, Thomas E. Higgins at DSN American homemade food, such as baked Office of International Affairs, International invite some of them and let both groups of 725-5064. beans, deviled eggs and potato salad - Mrs. Advisor Lorne Hwang. “This is a true university students meet each other?” Saulnier’s thoughtful regard for the interns, to cultural exchange and a great chance for Korean and American university students 15KM Loop Race give them a true American experience. Interns both sides. I appreciate the Saulnier family’s had time to discuss each other’s culture, and Camp Carroll’s Fitness Center holds a also experienced roasting marshmallows over efforts and I hope we can keep this good narrow cultural gaps between them. 15KM Loop Race June 28. Registration an open fire, and making S’mores. relationship.” “Tonight was awesome,” said Army will be from 7:15 – 7:45 a.m. and the “I got my first taste of visiting an American That night, American university students Community Ser vice Summer Hire, race will start at 8 a.m. For information, home, tonight,” said 19th Sustainment who visited Korea during summer vacation Catherine Saulnier. “I love to meet Korean call the Camp Carroll Sports Office DSN Command (Expeditionary) G39 intern, were also invited to the barbecue. university students, personally. I think it’s 765-8287/8118. Lee Gyu-bok. “This is an unforgettable “We discovered that there are a lot a great way for both groups to interact. experience for me, to have a chance to look of Soldiers’ children who are university Everybody here is so personable and very Daegu PWOC Summer 2008 at the American lifestyle.” students returning for the summer,” said kind. They really want to know other people Daegu Protestant Women of the “I think this is a reflection of a genuine Saulnier. “They haven’t met many Korean and other cultures.” Chapel plans some events to enjoy the summertime in Christian fellowship beginning June 10. The meeting will USAG Soldiers get together to build morale by Sgt. Na Kyung-chul be every Tuesday, 10 a.m. at Camp “I saw sand art for the first time,” said tunnel which passes through the tank, so Walker’s Chapel. For information, call USAG Daegu Public Affairs USAG Daegu Pass and ID clerk, Cpl. Kim that visitors can feel as if they were in the Gail Lee at 010-8671-9368. Soo-joon. “It was impressive, and I want to sea with a variety of fish. BUSAN – United States Army Garrison “It was a fun experience to visit the visit Haeundae again for next year’s festival Vacation Bible School if I can.” Daegu Headquarters Company Soldiers got aquarium,” said USAG Daegu S-1 clerk, Pfc. Camp Walker Chapel is sponsoring USAG Daegu’s Unit Morale Building together and enjoyed a special day for morale Cristina C. Abreu-Riaz. “I saw a lot of rare Vacation Bible School from Aug. event was planned and sponsored by the building in Busan, June 5. The weather, fish that I can’t see in my everyday life. Also, 4 - 8 for children who have finished USAG Daegu Chapel. rainy when they departed from Camp it was a good opportunity to get to know kindergarten through fifth grade and “Basically, the Chapel sponsored the Henry, became clear and made them feel some of my battle buddies better.” is in need of 30 - 40 volunteers. The entire trip for building the morale of USAG good to enjoy the special day. “The 3D Rider was exciting,” said USAG meeting is 4 p.m., June 18 at the Daegu Soldiers,” said USAG Daegu Chaplain The day’s destination was Busan Daegu Chaplain Assistant, Cpl. Shim Min- Chapel Annex. Planning meetings Assistant, Sgt. 1st Class Anderson Joseph. Aquarium located in Haeundae, Busan. ho. “We were just looking at the screen while have already begun and leaders are “We tried to give Soldiers the opportunity to Soldiers looked around the aquarium and sitting on the shaking chair, but I felt like it still needed. Registration for children do some different activities outside of their enjoyed the sea floor world, admiring several was a real situation.” begins June 29. For information, call normal schedule. The purpose of this event kinds of rare fish. The group also spent time at Haeundae Angie Quinata at DSN 764-5458. was to bring the troops together and give Busan Aquarium, the biggest aquarium Beach. Fortunately, that day was the first in Korea, opened in 2001. It has 99 day of a sand festival, so a variety of sand them awareness on building up as a team. I Haedong Gum-Do enjoyed the team spirit today.” aquariums which each have a theme and a drawings and sculptures were displayed. There is a traditional Korean swordfighting class (Haedong Gum-Do) every Monday and Wednesday at Camp Walker’s Youth Center. It helps make a healthy mind and body and improve self defense. Beginner classes are held from 6 – 6:50 p.m., and advanced classes from 7 – 7:50 p.m. For information or signing up, call the Youth Center Central Registry Office at DSN 764-5298. ACAP Office Transitioning Soldiers and family members with one year left on your terms of service or who will be retiring within two years should contact the Camp Henry Army Career and Alumni Program. For information, contact the ACAP office at DSN 768-7571 or acap.henry@ serco-na.com. USAG Daegu Soldiers pose in front of Busan Aquarium, where they enjoyed a special day together. — U.S. Army Photo By Sgt. Na Kyung-chul
    • JUNE 13, 2008 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 27 www.imcom.korea.army.milSoldiers punch their way into “The Night of the Warriors”by Sgt. Jang Won-il since last December, barriers when it comes to teaching the artUSAG Daegu Public Affairs within a boxing club of boxing.” program established The 10 members of the club have been CAMP CARROLL – Boxing fans in 2002. Algarin training for five months at the boxingaround the peninsula will have to mark a insists that training training facility on the first floor of Campspot on their calendars as “The Night of the club enjoys is Carroll’s Fitness Center. A variety ofthe Warriors” Boxing Championship is set due to the passionate conditioning programs such as cardio andto be held on June 21, at the Camp Carroll volunteers: Kenneth aquatic programs have been incorporatedFitness Center. Boxing has brought the Reed, Ed Wilson, into the regular training schedule for teambiggest crowds recorded in the past 6 years and Sgt. Melvin E. members.for any MWR event throughout Area IV, Davis, who took “My motivation to come out to this cluband the upcoming tournament is expected over in December came from the great coaches and toughto attract many contenders – and viewers – 2007, and are training,” said 551st ICTC Cargo Specialist,from across USFK. currently leading the Spc. Heather Johnson. She started boxing According to Camp Carroll Sports, program as coaches in January and has already won a coupleFitness and Aquatics Director, Modesto C. and trainers. of titles in boxing tournaments around theAlgarin, participants from around USFK “I’ve decided to peninsula. “I’d figured there were betterinstallations are expected to compete. volunteer as a trainer ways to spend my free time instead of justMilitary members from as far as Area because of my love drinking or hanging out. I feel like I’mI, Kunsan, and Suwon have expressed of the sport,” said doing something constructive, and sinceinterest in participating in the event. HHD 16th Medical I have an undefeated record so far, I amAlgarin also hopes to invite boxers from Logistics Battalion constantly motivated to keep up with theother armed forces, such as the Navy and mechanic, Sgt. training.”the Marines. 144th ADA Forward Support NCO, Sgt. Tony Wyche (left) practices Melvin E. Davis, “The Camp Carroll Boxing Club does Participants will compete in accordance his punches with guidance from APS-4 contractor Kenneth Reed, who runs the group’s not recommend individuals participatewith the United States Amateur Boxing head coach of Camp Carroll Boxing Club. — U.S. Army Photo By training. “I’ve been in boxing championships withoutweight divisions for men and women, Sgt. Jang Won-il boxing for a while sufficient training beforehand,” saidwhich consist of 12 classes from light and the beauty of Algarin “Ideally, it would be good to workflyweight to super heavyweight. All boxers personally love to see a few more, but other this program is that we manage to motivate progressively, beginning with some type ofmust have had less than 10 bouts to areas are sponsoring their own events which not just us, but others as well.” pre-conditioning training, then work onparticipate in the novice category, while are open, and it gives the flexibility to travel “This wonderful group of former boxers forms/stances, punches, foot work and aothers with more than 10 will participate around and experience how other programs has taken the lead and the initiative to more serious training program.”in the open category. Each bout will consist run their shows.” Algarin added that the continue on with the program,” Algarin Boxing is part of the military’s newof three, two-minute rounds in both novice sports directors throughout Korea share commented proudly. “They have a wealth training culture, being an essential partand open categories. Medical examinations much of the load when it comes to major of knowledge and real life experiences, of modern Army Combatives training.and weigh-ins will be conducted between sporting events where lots of attention to but the most important aspect that has Soldiers today, more than ever before,10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. detail is needed. earned everyone’s respect is their passion, are required to be prepared for all “We are hosting boxing events at a Presently, 10 Camp Carroll Soldiers commitment and love of the sport of boxing.rate of four a year,” said Algarin. “I would have been training for the tournament This group of fine gentlemen knows no – See Boxing Page 28 – PAID ADVERTISING
    • USAG-D • PAGE 28www.imcom.korea.army.mil AREA IV THE MORNING CALMArea IV command and control facility completes upgrade A U.S. Forces Korea and Republic of Korea command and control center celebrated its newly upgraded facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house, June 6. Joint Communication Information Security Agency, Deputy project manager, Air Force Col. James Bieda (left) awards JCISA project manager, Jerry A. Golden (right) with a Certificate of Appreciation for his hard work and efforts during the building renovation. — U.S. Army Photo By Sgt. Natalie E. Kapteyn toward higher-level competitions. All Army if you are motivated, we’ll train you and we’ll Boxing from Page 27 level trials are open to Soldier-athletes who make it fun.”types of conflict and different rules of making it a safe leisure competition with may be skillful in a particular sport. “Some “The training itself will definitely keepengagement. all the fun, awards, and cheering from your talents can even end up in the Olympics, you in very good condition,” said APS-4 “This is the way wars are being fought friends and family?” believe it or not. So the sky is the limit,” contractor, Kenneth Reed, who is one of thethese days in the dunes of Iraq and Setting up the program is one thing, said Algarin. head instructors of the boxing program, andAfghanistan,” said Algarin. “Hand-to-hand but what is more essential is participation “Boxing is a very unique, highly was an amateur and professional boxer in thecombat now has proved to be the key to from Soldiers, civilians and family members. demanding and mostly physical conditioning mid-1980s. “Everyone’s eager to give theirsurvival. We are preparing our Soldiers for The intramural sports programs provide sport,” said Davis. “All you need to bring out best shots in the upcoming championship.that, and what would be a better way than individual athletes chances to progress here is motivation. If you want to do it, and I’m positive that we’re going to win!” PAID ADVERTISING
    • PAGE 30http://imcom.korea.army.mil IN KOREAN Monsoon season brings heavy heavy rains Safety of ficials: Safe off No U-turns into Camp Kim