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Morning Calm Weekly Newspaper -  090123

Morning Calm Weekly Newspaper - 090123



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

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

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

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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    • January 23, 2009 • Volume 7, Issue 15 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Published for those serving in the Republic of KoreaInside Photo enthusiasts The Morning Calm will Army leaders thank not be published next housing project take best ‘shot’ week in observance professionals in MWR contest of Lunar New Year. Newspaper publication Page 2 Page 16 will resume Feb. 6.Casey Warriors conduct combat logistics trainingSoldiers from 302nd‘convoy’ through trainingBy Sgt. Scott Kim1st HBCT Public Affairs Going on a convoy mission is something most Soldierswill experience when deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. This isespecially true for transportation units, which are expected to moveequipment, supplies and even troops all over their respective areasof operation. That is why Soldiers from 302nd Brigade Support Battalionconducted combat logistics training at USAG-Casey. The training consisted of multiple scenarios in which the Soldiersconvoy was attacked in different ways, at different places, all whileSoldiers carried on the mission to completion. “We trained on what to do when our vehicles get ambushed,MEDEVACS (Medical Evacuations) and how to respond toimprovised explosives devices,” said Pfc. William Graham, a motortransport operator, Company A., 302nd BSB. Realism is important to any type of training as Soldiers need tobe prepared to deal with the worst case scenarios when deployed. Soldiers from 302nd Brigade Support Battalion perform first aid on a wounded comrade during combat logistics training “This exercise is an overview of how it is in Iraq,” said Staff Sgt. at USAG-Casey. — U.S. Army photo courtesy of 1st HBCT Public AffairsTurhan Walker, a motor transport operator, Co. A. Some of the newer Soldiers dont know what its like so we have “This training will help them acquire good fundamentals and have a steady base,experienced non-commissioned officers overseeing the training trying to make it as realistic which is important. So when they go to their next unit, they will have something toas possible." build on,” said Walker. The training is especially important to these Soldiers because 302nd BSB supplies the The skills that are learned through the training exercise will hopefully enable Soldiersentire 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team with necessary equipment to continue to fight. to respond quickly in a dangerous situation and help them get through it safely. “We supply everybody with ammo, water and fuel, so it is very important that Soldiers “Even though we’re support unit, that doesnt mean were not in the fight,” Walkertake in as much of the training as possible,” Walker said. said. “Training like this is what will help you in battlefield situations, so that you and Although other units have different ways of handling certain situations and training, your buddies can come home safe.”teaching Soldiers the basics will help them when they go to new units. To view photos from this training event, visit www.fllickr.com/imcomkorea. Yongsan Commissary enjoys ‘fruitful’ victory FORT LEE, Va. – Pretty as a picture, but fresh highlighting a theme of “Fresh Fruits and Veggies = and delicious, too – that describes the hundreds Health and Fitness = Mission Ready.” The commissary of mouthwatering produce displays created in the at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea, Defense Commissary Agency’s 9th Annual Produce celebrated an unprecedented fourth consecutive win Merchandising Contest. as “Best Large Overseas Store.” Fifteen commissaries earned honors this year, (Left) The produce department at the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea, Commissary showcases fresh fruit during Korean Thanksgiving. Yongsan won top honors in the “Large Overseas Store” category, its fourth straight first-place finish. — U.S. Army DeCA photo American Forces Network Korea holds ‘Design Your AFN Spot Contest’ ‘The Frontline Win a USO ski package for two! Visit www.afnkorea.net for information Network’
    • NEWS • PAGE 2http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM SHARP POINT #07-09 The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Command - Korea Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. John Uberti Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson Deputy PAO: Slade Walters Senior Editor: Susan Silpasornprasit USAG-RED CLOUD Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson Death of a U.S. Service Member Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson This week we lost a USFK Soldier as a result of an off-duty I charge each of you to press hard through education, awareness, CI Officer: James F. Cunningham accident that occurred while the Soldier was crossing a street off post. supervision, and risk management to ensure that every USFK USAG-YONGSAN This is the second off-duty pedestrian-vehicle fatality in six month. service member and civilian understands the need to include safety Commander: Col. David W. Hall In total, we have lost five service members in the past six months. in everything they do. Whether at work or at home. As leaders, Public Affairs Officer: David McNally we need to show our subordinates that we mean business when Staff Writers: Sgt. Im Jin-min, Cpl. Lee Min-hwi, Added to these are two suicides, including a family member. I find Spc. Jason C. Adolphson the loss of seven service members, it comes to enforcing the rules of safety, while at the same time civilians, or family members showing them that we care. USAG-HUMPHREYS Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. alarming! Leaders must take immediate action to become personally Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy These tragic losses impact involved in preventing accidents and suicides. Visit out USFK CI Officer: Lori Yerdon Writer-Editor: Ken Hall families, weaken morale, disrupt Homepage to review my policy letters in these important areas. Be Designer: Pfc. Kim, Hyung Joon unit cohesiveness, and reduce alert for signs of someone in trouble and ensure that anyone who mission readiness. Leaders— needs help gets it immediately. USAG-DAEGU Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier corporals to generals—even while Our success can be defined only as “No Loss of Life.” To help Public Affairs Officer: Ronald Inman we mourn the loss of these men achieve that success , give this safety alert the widest possible Staff Writer: Pvt. Park, Kyung Rock Staff Writer: Lee, Dodam and women, we must direct our dissemination; electronically and by posting it on our unit bulletin energy toward the prevention boards. This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The of accidents and the well-being We go together! WALTER L. SHARP Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, of our service members, civilian General, US Army or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of De- fense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of Gen. Walter L. Sharp employees, and family members. Commander this weekly publication is the responsibility of the IMCOM- Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way con- nected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written Soldier, Army Civilians receive recognition contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement for roles in USAG-Humphreys development by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or ser- vices advertised. Everything advertised in this publication By Sue Silpasornprasit shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage IMCOM-Korea Public Affairs 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 Senior Army leaders recognized the patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse accomplishments of three Installation to print advertising from that source until the violation is Management Command Korea Region corrected. professionals during a ceremony at IMCOM-K Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Headquarters, USAG-Yongsan, Jan. 16. Commercial Advertising Paul Cramer, IMCOM-K Chief Public Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 Fax: (02) 790-5795 Works, and Mark Cain, Deputy U.S. Forces E-mail: oppress@kornet.net Korea Engineers, were each awarded the Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post Department of the Army Commanders Award for Civilian Service. Colonel Joe SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Moore, Deputy Garrison Commander for Phone: DSN 724-3366 E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly @korea.army.mil Transformation, was presented with the HTO Army Commendation Award. All three awardees also received the Humphreys Housing Opportunity Program Visit us online Team Award, signed by Mr. Keith Eastin, The Morning Calm Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installation imcom.korea.army.mil and Environment). Eastin, read the award citation live from the Pentagon via video General Walter L. Sharp, Commander UNC/CFC/USFK, recognizes Colonel Joe Moore, Deputy teleconference during the ceremony. “This is Garrison Commander for Transformation; Mark Cain, Deputy U.S. Forces Korea Engineers; and the Army’s largest single housing project since Paul Cramer, IMCOM-K Chief Public Works, for their contributions to Army housing planning WWII,” Eastin said. “It is a huge project, in Korea during a ceremony Jan. 16 at Installation Management Command-Korea Region completed in record time.” Headquarters, USAG-Yongsan. To view or download this photo, visit the Morning Calm image The IMCOM-Korea team recently archive at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photo by Sue Silpasornprasit solidified a plan to construct 2,400 homes at Combined Forces Command/ U.S. “This enabled us to move aggressively USAG-Humphreys. This is the Army’s first Forces Korea, presided over the awards forward to make Korea a normal family public-private house project overseas and part ceremony. The general thanked those assignment just like anywhere else in the of its tour normalization process for Army being recognized for their hard work, world,” Sharp said. “It shows the world the personnel serving in the Republic of Korea calling their efforts establishing the commitment of the United States to the General Walter L. Sharp, Commander framework for Humphreys housing a “key Republic of Korea and establishes a model United Nations Command/US/ROK element of our future here in Korea.” that will allow us to move into the future.” Submitting to The Morning Calm Weekly Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, story submissions and other items: American Forces Network Korea improves Thunder AM service MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. By Capt. Paradon Silpasornprasit and flexibility starting Feb. 2. from 51 to 57 hours per week, offering a For all submitted items include a point of con- AFN Korea AFN Korea’s goal is to make Thunder variety of DJ and music selections. tact name and telephone number. All items are AM the primary source for radio news and subject to editing for content and to insure they For many years, AFN Korea’s sister radio information and a true complement to More News: conform with DoD guidelines. The audience can tune in to find an service Thunder AM has provided a variety our AFN The Eagle service by improving IMCOM-K Public Affairs of programming for its listening audience. quality and variety of music and programs. increase of total news by 2.5 hours per and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located As a result of our recent audience survey Listeners can soon expect: week to include more news from sources in Bldg. 1416, Yongsan Garrison Main Post. conducted in December 2008, AFN Korea such as CNN, NPR, ABC News, Pentagon For information, call 724-3365. Channel throughout the day . will improve its Thunder AM radio service More Music: by giving listeners more music, news, variety Listeners can expect an increase in music – See THUNDER AM, Page 4 –
    • JANUARY 23, 2009 NEWS NEWS • PAGE 3 http://imcom.korea.army.mil MP Blotter The following entries were excerpted from the military police blotters. These entries may be in- complete and do not imply guilt or innocence. Area I: Shoplifting; Subject #1 and Subject #2 were observed by Witness #1 selecting two com- puter memory chips and a DVD box set from the shelves at the PX. Subject #1 and Subject #2 then concealed the items on their persons and exited the store without rendering proper payment. Sub- ject #1 and Subject #2 were detained by MP and transported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO where they were advised of their legal rights, which they waived rendering written sworn statements admit- ting to the offense. Subject #1 and Subject #2 were processed and released to their unit. The merchandise was returned to AAFES. Estimated Cost of Larceny is $149.85. This is a final report. Area I: Assault and Battery; Subject# 1 struck Victim#1 facial area and head with a closed fist outside of a club in Dongducheon Entertainment District, Dongducheon. Victim#1 was transported to TMC where he was treated and released for his possible concussion. At 1300 Hrs, 16 JAN 09, Victim#1 reported to the USAG-Casey PMO where he rendered a written statement attesting to the incident. Victim#1 was processed and re- leased to his unit. Investigation continues. AREA II: Shoplifting; Subject#1 was observed by Witness#1 via Closed Circuit TV removing a shirt and attempted to exit the store without rendering the proper payment. Subject#1 was detained by Ben Richardson, a middle school student from Yongsan, goes for a swim in one of the many pools at Tiger World water park and leisure complex Jan. 19. Tiger MP and transported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO World is located in Bucheon, about an hour drive from USAG-Yongsan. Tiger World offers a full-sized, indoor water park and spa as well as a fitness center, golf where he was advised of his legal rights, which facilities and an indoor ski resort. Directions : At Bugae Station (Subway line 1, take bus #579 or #79 in front of exit #2. Get off at Sangil High School (about a 5 he waived rendering a written statement admitting min. ride). After getting off, walk for 5 mins. or take a taxi from Bugae Station (about 2,500 won) Visit www.tigerworld.co.kr/eng/ — Photo by Max Johnson to the offense. Subject#1 was processed and re- leased to his unit. The merchandise was returned to AAFES. Estimated cost of Larceny is $39. This is a final report. SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities AREA II: Damage to Private Property; Fleeing Lunar New Year events (Seoul) a football competition played on ice and other of events for the whole family and visitors of all the Scene After Causing an Accident, Subject#1 Seollal takes place on the first day of the New Year various leisure activities that can be enjoyed in ages, including magic shows, music concerts, while making a legal u-turn, struck Victim#1 POV. according to the lunar calendar, which this year is on the the snow-covered field. The third is the Well-being making snowmen, snow sculpting and sledding. The Subject#1 then fled the scene without report- ing the incident to KNP. The Subject#1 vehicle 26th Jan. 26. The official Seollal holidays will run for a Zone, where visitors can savor foods made from For transportation and admission information, sustained unknown damages to the right rear of total of three days, from Jan. 25 – 27, and during this ice-fish or take part in a cooking class specializing visit www.tour2korea.com or the festival’s official the vehicle. Damages to Victims vehicle con- time Korean people wear Hanbok (Korean traditional in Korean ice-fish cuisine. Lastly, there is the Family website at festival.taebaek.go sisted of dents, scratches and paint transfer to the costume), exchange well-wishes, and eat Tteokguk (rice Zone that features an ice-fishing lesson for children. left front fender and bumper, dents to the hood, cake soup). Also at this time, many traditional cultural Besides these themed events there will be ‘Korea Jisan Forest Resort a broken left headlight assembly, a detached events and performances will be held at major tourist dog-sled championship’ where you can watch the Jisan Forest Resort is located in Icheon city, front bumper, a cracked front grill and scratches spots in Seoul. The Namsangol Hanok Village, the passionate dogs running on ice and ‘car racing Gyeonggi-do province, near the Incheon Airport. to the left front wheel rim. A search of the area Korean Folk Village and the National Folk Museum of (rally) contest’ on snow. Find out what to bring and All slopes are available for snow-boarders, by KNP for subject(s) and/or witness(es) met with negative results. Victim #1 reported to the Korea will be holding a number of hands-on programs. services available by visiting www.tour2korea.com and the moving staircases will help children Yongsan Main KNP Station where she rendered a At Several of Korea’s historical palaces, such as or www.injefestival.co.kr and beginners move more easily. In addition, written sworn statement attesting to the incident. Gyeongbokgung Palace, foreigners will be able to try the 6-seat chair lift is equipped with a heating Victim#1 reported utilization of her seatbelt. Esti- out Korea’s traditional folk games. Visitors will also be Winter Activities Fest (Thru Feb. 1) system. Although the slopes are not that big, mated Cost of Damage is unknown. Due to a lack able to watch Korean traditional performances over the Doridoll’s Dong Jang Kun Festival, which is a this resort is loved by many people because of investigative leads, this is a final report. holidays The National Folk Museum of Korea, which perfect spot for family winter activities will be held of its convenient facilities and close proximity is located inside Gyeongbokgung Palace, is holding a at Baekun Valley, Pocheon city, Gyeonggi-do to Seoul. Jisan Resort does not suffer from AREA III: Traffic Accident resulting in Injury special exhibition to welcome Gichuknyeon, the year of Province. Visitors can enjoy various folk activities overcrowding, and so visitors here can enjoy and Damage to Private Property; Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol; Subject #1 operating a the ox. The exhibition runs until March 2. For information such as trout ice fishing, Korean traditional sledding skiing without experiencing long waits at the lifts. POV, fell asleep due to his level of intoxication on these events, visit www.tour2korea.com, www. on an ice field, top spinning, seesawing and kite Facilities at Jisan Resort are very reasonably and struck an unknown POV on the HWY #1, koreanfolk.co.kr, or www.nfm.go.kr flying. Snacks such as baked potatoes and sweet priced. In terms of accommodation facilities, Anseong. Damages to Subject#1 vehicle con- potatos and red-bean soup are served to satisfy. condos range from 85,000won to 195,000 sisted of disabling damages. Damages to the un- With its 15m tall Dongjang-gun Ice Statue and Icicle won (condo prices differ by the weekend, the known vehicle consisted of dents, scratches and Ice Fishing (Thru Feb. 2) Tunnel, the Doridoll’s Dong Jang Kun Festival has weekday and the season), and restaurants and paint transfer to the rear portion of the vehicle. The Inje Ice-fishing Festival is one of the largest much to offer. Visit www.tour2korea.com supermarkets are also available. Jisan Resort The Victim#1 sustained unknown injuries and was wintertime events in Korea, drawing 700,000 also operates a free shuttle bus from Seoul. Also transported via ambulance to an unknown Korean visitors every year. As part of the festival, Snow Fest (Jan. 26 - Feb. 8) available are a Snow park for kids, playground hospital where the unknown person was treated and released for the injuries. Subject#1 reported the river ice is broken to reveal clean waters The Snow Festival in the city of Taebaek, Gangwon- for infants, ski shop, campsite, cycling course, no visible injuries. Subject#1 was administered flowing through a beautiful landscape, offering do Province, is a major winter event. Visitors can basketball court, soccer field, putting course, a PBT, with a result of 0.05% BAC. Subject#1 to both adults and children the pleasures of enjoy both the beautiful snow-capped landscape and golf practice range. Visit www.jisanresort. was transported to the Kyungi-Do KNP Station fishing. In addition to ice fishing, festival-goers of Mt. Taebaeksan and take part in a number of co.kr or www.tour2korea.com where he was charged by KNP under KRTL ART will enjoy a variety of hands-on events and hands-on programs. Starting on Jan. 26 with a #44-1 (Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol). games. The Inje Ice-fishing Festival includes snow street parade, the festival will feature a snow Glass Castle (Jeju) Subject#1 was released into MP Custody on a CJ attractions under four different themes: First, and ice carving exhibition as well as a variety of This glass art theme park is the first of its kind Form 2 and transported to the USAG-Humphreys the Nature Zone includes ice fishing, a “zoo” hands-on programs and performances. A major in Korea, and offers a glass arts exhibition that PMO where he was processed and released to his unit. The utilization of seatbelt is unknown at featuring ice animal carvings, and an ice attraction is the world of beautiful snow sculptures along with a garden, a labyrinth, and walls that this time. Estimated Cost of Damage is unknown. playground featuring a slide made out of created by top sculptors around the world as well have been entirely made out of glass. Visit www. Investigation continues MPI. ice. Secondly is the Leports Zone, featuring as from Korea. In addition to this, there are a variety tour2korea.com for information. Source: www.korea.net, www.seoulselection.com, http://english.tour2korea.com, www.visitseoul.net — No endorsement implied.
    • NEWS • PAGE 4 http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM This Week’s Profile in Service: 2009: Year of the NCO See this week’s NCO profile on Page 21 Recognize an outstanding NCO in your unit today! Each week, the Morning Calm will feature an noncommissioned officer serving in Korea. To feature an NCO from your organization in the Morning Calm, send a photo, brief description and supervisor endorsement to MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil or call 724-3366 for details. THUNDER AM from Page 2 More Sports: AFN Korea is adding Classic Rock to its Sports fans will now have a home on regular lineup. Thunder AM with sports talk, scores and Thunder AM is improving the quality highlights daily. of music and information programs to meet its customers’ needs. These improvements More Country: keeps our audience in mind. AFN Korea’s improved schedule will In our recent survey, our listeners’ allow Country Music fans to listen to feedback was considered and AFN is giving their favorite Country hits during a five- listeners what they said they wanted – hour block throughout the afternoon and improved service. evening, seven days a week. Thunder AM can be the home for news and information, when you need it, on AFN Classic Rock: Korea. Radio frequencies and programming In addition to the various types of times can be found on the AFN Korea music already offered, by popular demand website at www.afnkorea.net Sung Nam Golf Club announcement Sung Nam Golf Club will replace elements of the heating unit. During this time period the current heating system will be shut down. Except for in the pro shop and administration offices, the building will be unheated. The following areas will be shut down through Feb. 22 (scheduled completion date): Men’s and Ladies locker rooms and showers. Please retrieve needed items from your lockers; Clubhouse toilets will be shut off. Please use the facilities at the #1 Snack Bar; Restaurant and Bar will be closed. #1 Snack Bar will open for Breakfast and Lunch. The Snack Bar and Pro Shop will remain open. Please check in as normal in the Pro Shop. Please plan to change before arriving to play golf, as there will not be any access to the locker rooms at this time. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.No endorsement implied
    • JANUARY 23, 2009 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 5 http://imcom.korea.army.milEEO, POSH briefings given at Red CloudBy Jim Cunningham complaint they should identify an issue Ingredients for a hostile work environment dependent, and emotional simply becauseUSAG-RC Public Affairs relating to a term, condition, or benefit include: verbal, nonverbal or physical they are women, Aguigui said. of employment along with the reason or gestures that are sexual in nature, which are “We find there are more reprisal issues USAG-RED CLOUD — Supervisors basis for discrimination. The complainant unwanted and unwelcome and unreasonably when it deals with an employee and theirand nonsupervisors gained extra knowledge must file within 45 calendar days, then interferes with an individual’s work first or second line supervisor,” Aguiguiof prevention of sexual harassment during after processing procedures the average performance, and creates an intimidating, said. “They know the employee has come totraining held Jan. 16 by the USAG-Red Cloud processing time is from two to three years. hostile, or offensive working environment. our office for advice. When they return toEqual Employment Opportunity office. The The cost to the government for complaints “The harassment does not necessarily have their office they find they are being treatedtraining began with an understanding of the can be as much as $80 thousand dollars. to be sexual in nature,” Aguigui said. “Also, differently, i.e. their work space moved orprinciple of equal employment opportunity The legal maximum for damages awarded a we consider actions threatening in nature, some other action. We tell supervisors theybeing one, which asserts all people should complainant is $300 thousand. which cause a hostile work environment.” cannot take any action against an employeehave the right to work and advance based Unresolved informal complaints will Sex discrimination is any practice or in reprisal.”on merit and ability, regardless of race, color, have a final interview; the complainant policy, which results in differential treatment The EEO office is motivated by Codereligion, sex, age, national origin, disability will receive a notice of right to file a formal of an individual because of his or her gender, 29 of Federal Regulations 1614, Armystatus, and without reprisal. These notions complaint with which he or she will have 15 Aguigui said. The exception to this is when Regulation 690-600, and Managementof equal employment do not come without calendar days to file a formal complaint. the job calls for an occupational qualification Directive 110.regulatory guidance. The 29 Code of Federal The EEO officer has 15 calendar days to when gender is necessary for authenticity “These are the principles behind EEO,”Regulations 1614, Army Regulation 690- accept or dismiss the complaint, Aguigui or normal operation of the job. Most of Aguigui said. “These are bibles for EEO;600, and EEOC Management Directive said. The common causes for dismissal of these jobs have to do with transportation, the Management Directive 110 comes110 map the guidance for managing EEO a claim are: security and law enforcement when females from the Equal Employment Opportunitycomplaints. • Failure to state a claim and males are required to perform duties Commission. They are the watchdogs for Legal statutes range from the years 1964 • Untimely contact with EEO official requiring search of persons. the Federal and Civilian sectors.”to as late as 2002. Title VII of the Civil • Untimely filing of formal complaint Other benchmarks of sexual harassment All of this comes together in teamwork toRights Act of 1964, which was amended by • Filing civil action for the same claim are sex role static, stereotypes, and sex role support the commander of the installation,the EEO Act of 1972 dealing with race, color, • Appealed to the Merit Systems stereotypes. Sex role static is unthinking, Aguigui said.“My office along with whoeverreligion, sex or national origin, extended Protection Board undirected, everyday taken-for-granted the agency representative will be and acoverage to all state and local governments, • Complainant alleges a preliminary step remarks and actions based on gender representative from Human Resources aregovernmental agencies, and political sub- (proposed adverse action) stereotypes. the team who serves the commander indivisions, except for elected officials, their There is an alternative to this procedure; The danger of stereotyping is instead this capacity,” Aguigui said. “In our case itpersonal assistants and immediate advisors. however, it is the alternative dispute resolution of reacting naturally in a situation, the is the manager of employee relations, at theThe Equal Pay Act of 1963, which dealt option. At any phase of the complaint individual reacts or behaves according to Civilian Personnel Advisory Center.”with sex-based wage, makes it illegal to base process, ADR can be offered as an alternative the stereotype, Aguigui said. “All EEO complaints are filed against thewages differently according to the sex of to traditional EEO administrative process. Sex role stereotypes: men are traditionally secretary of the Army, not against anyonethe employee. The Age Discrimination in For the Army, mediation is preferred because thought to be aggressive, independent, and else. The Army will always send their bestEmployment Act of 1967 makes it illegal the primary goal is to resolve complaints at unemotional simply because they are men. most accomplished lawyer to defend againstto discriminate by age if the employee is 40 the lowest possible level, Aguigui said. Women are thought to be non aggressive, EEO complaints.”plus years of age, said Rose Aguigui, USAG- If a complaint is appropriate for mediation,RC Equal Employment Opportunity the offer is first presented to management.officer and conductor of the briefing. If it is accepted by management, the offerThe Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Sections of mediation is made to the complainant.501, 502, 504, and 508 regard federal Mediation is focused on issues, not people orgovernment employees. American with personalities or faults, current employmentDisabilities Act of 1990 Titles I and V deal issues, not issues from the past, Aguiguiwith private sector employees, state and local said. If mutual interests are understoodgovernment employees. The Civil Rights and all other factors are met, then an earlyAct of 1991 amends the Civil Rights Act of resolution may occur.1964 to strengthen and improve Federal civil Negotiated settlement agreements arerights laws, to provide for damages in cases binding, enforceable contracts. They defineof intentional employment discrimination, terms agreed upon by disputing partiesto clarify provisions regarding disparate and the terms are confidential. There is noimpact actions, and for other purposes. fault pointed out and the agreement closesThe Notification and Federal Employee the complaint unless the aggrieved partyAnti-discrimination and Retaliation Act articulates noncompliance, Aguigui said.of 2002, popularly known as the NoFEAR The Prevention of Sexual HarassmentAct, requires federal agencies be accountable briefing had three objectives: to understandfor violations of anti-discrimination and what constitutes sexual harassment, towhistle-blower protection laws and post identify the costs of sexual harassment or aquarterly on its public web site certain hostile work environment, and to recognizestatistical data relating to federal sector and accept one’s role and responsibilities inequal employment opportunity complaints regard to sexual harassment, Aguigui said.filed with such agency. All U.S. applicants, “Supervisors are held to a highercurrent and former employees, certain standard,” Aguigui said. “They have thatcontract employees may take advantage of responsibility.” Army policy says sexualthe EEO complaint process, Aguigui said. harassment is unacceptable conduct and it There are eight basis for filing an EEO will not be tolerated.complaint: “Sexual harassment destroys teamwork • Race and negatively affects organizational • Color readiness,” Aguigui said. “Sexual harassment • Sex (gender) is when unwelcome sexual advances, requests • Age (40+) for sexual favors, or conduct of a sexual • Religion nature creates a hostile work environment • National Origin or interferes with an individual’s ability to • Disability (physical or mental) perform his or her job.” • Reprisal for Title VII Activity Quid pro-quo or this-for-that types Persons aggrieved must identify an issue of advances of a sexual nature, which are No endorsement impliedrelating to one of the above terms, condition made a term or condition of continuedor benefit of employment, Aguigui said. employment are also a form of sexualWhen an individual initiates an EEO harassment, Aguigui said.
    • USAG-RC • PAGE 6http://imcom.korea.army.mil AREA I THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Area I employees hold blood drive for stricken child Victim Advocate Hot Line USAG-RC Victim Advocate Hot Line is 011- 9187-2001. Take a stand against domestic violence. Victim Advocate Coordinator US- AG-Casey ACS, Building 2603. For more information call 730-3494. Daily Mass at USAG-RC Join us for daily Mass 11:30 to 11:50 a.m. Mon-Fri in USAG-RC Warrior Chapel. For more information call 732-6404. Community Bank Closing USAG-RC Community Bank will be closed for Lunar New Year Jan. 26 and 27. For more information call: 732-6019/5502. Red Cloud/Casey Workforce Town Hall Meeting Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG-RC commander, and Richard Davis, deputy commander, will ;hold a workforce town hall meeting Feb. 18 from 10-11 a.m. at the USAG-Casey Digital Conference Center. For individuals unable to attend the town hall meeting at Casey, the event will be broadcast live in the Red Cloud Theater. For more information call: 732-8854. Feeling Depressed or Stressed Out? If you are feeling depressed or stressed out, call the Military and Family Life Con- sultant Program. Services are completely Bae, Jin Young (center) from Korean Red Cross draws blood from Lee, Yong Jae (reclining), DOL employee, during the blood drive held Jan. 9 on Red Cloud confidential and private. For more informa- outside building 57. Employees of Red Cloud’s Directorate of Logistics and Korean Employees Union held a blood drive to benefit Ko, Un Young an elementary tion call: 010-3147-0756 for Red Cloud or school student suffering from leukemia. The child will have a bone marrow transplant with marrow donated by her siblings soon and will need a large amount of 010-869-3666. blood. For this reason, employees of DOL and the KEU in Area I decided to have a blood drive on post outside of building 57. Employees from all directorates came to give blood. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Kim, Tae Hoon Early Bird Shopping at Casey Commissary Vice Governor of Gyeonggi visits Red Cloud Early Bird shopping is 7-11 a.m. in the Casey Commissary every Tuesday through Friday. For additional information, call: 730-4451/3432. New! Mitchell’s Sunday Brunch Mitchell’s will offer Sunday Brunch begin- ning Feb. 8 from 10 to 2 p.m. every Sun- day. No reservations are required. For more information call: 732-8189/8211. Fred Meurer Workshop Time Change The Fred Meurer Workshop date is changed to Jan. 30 from Jan. 27. For more information call: 732-6002. ACAP Counselor Position Vacancy at Camp Mobile Position requires a master’s degree or equivalent and at least two years of experi- ence in the field or in a related area. Works under general supervision or independent- ly and typically reports to a supervisor or manager. For additional information call: 730-4033/4034. Tax Center Grand Opening The Area I Tax Center will have their grand opening Jan. 27 in Maude Hall. There will be a cake cutting and attendees may bring their tax forms and questions to kick the tax season off in advance of the April 15 dead- line. For information call: 730-3660/3655 2009 Eighth Army BATAAN Road March Registration for the 2009 BATAAN Road March will be from 7-8:15 a.m. Feb. 21 in the Carey Fitness Center USAG-Casey. Race will begin 8:45 a.m. The event is open to active duty military personnel as- signed to the 8th Army with a DEROS no sooner than April 4 2009. For more infor- Kil, Kwan Chun (left), USAG-RC community relations officer, Choi, Hong Shul (center), Gyeonggi Provence vice governor, and Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jack- mation call:725-5064. son (right), commander, USAG-RC, take a walk while discussing the relationship and responsibilities shared by Gyeonggi Provence and the U.S. Army in Area I Jan. 16. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Kim, Tae Hoon
    • JANUARY 23, 2009 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 7 http://imcom.korea.army.milDr. Park, Jong Duck (standing) of the National Institute for Korean Language explains the origin of the Korean language. Areas circled on the map indicate areas where scholars previously thought Korean languageoriginated. This study was in error; however, and Dr. Park explains today’s Korean language originated within the Korean peninsula. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Kim, Tae HoonRed Cloud KATUSAs get Korean language updateBy Pvt. Kim, Tae Hoon with the origins of the Korean language. the standard national language. system, scholars believe he probably lookedUSAG-RC Public Affairs “Koreans have been mistakenly taught The script, generally called Han-gul, is to several writing systems already known to their language originated in middle Asia,” basically an invented language, invented them, such as Chinese old seal characters, USAG-RED CLOUD — Korean Park said. “After many years of research and by the fourth king of the Choson Dynasty, the Uighur script and the Mongolian scripts.Augmentation to the United States Army study, we know this notion is wrong.” Sejong (1418-1450). It was then called The system, for which he settled; however,soldiers gathered in USAG-Red Cloud’s Park continued to explain how the Hunmin Chong-um, which means “proper is predominantly based on phonology, ortheater Jan. 14 to hear a special lecture Korean language came about within the sounds to instruct the people.” The script; how syllables and words are pronounced,from Dr. Park, Jong Duck of the National boundaries of modern day Korea. Early however, did not appear until 1446 when Park explained.Institute for Korean Language. historical records point out two groups of Hunmin Chong-um appeared in a written “This system made the Korean alphabet Park came at the invitation of the languages were spoken in Manchuria and document. The reason for the invention one of the easiest and most scientific in theRepublic of Korea army as part of their the Korean Peninsula before the 7th century. of the Korean script, according to King world,” Park said.weekly meetings where KATUSAs are given During the middle of the 7th century, the Sejong, was to enable the Korean people to Pvt. Kim, Hyun Soo, Headquarters,briefings on the status of the situation with kingdom of Shilla unified the peninsula write their own language without the use of Headquarters Company, USAG-RC wasNorth Korea and other subjects dealing and its language became dominant. During Chinese characters. A second motivation for impressed with the new information.with the political situation between the two the 10th century, the Koryo Dynasty was the script was to represent the proper sound “I was very impressed with the briefingKorea’s. Subjects briefed in such meetings founded and the capital was relocated to associated with each character. today,” Kim said. “It was not only insightful,can range between national pride to better Kaesong in the center of the peninsula. From When King Sejong and his scholars interesting, and instructive, it also gave meknowing their enemy. This briefing dealt that time on, the dialect of Kaesong became attempted to invent a Korean writing a sense of national pride.” Warriors attend New Horizons Day on Red Cloud Soldiers learn about financial readiness, ethics and equal opportunity among other subjects Gwendolyn McCarthy, USAG-RC Army Commu- nity Services, financial services specialist, gives a briefing to Soldiers on Red Cloud about their finan- cial readiness during New Horizons Day held in the USAG-RC theater Jan. 15. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Kim, Tae Hoon
    • JANUARY 23, 2009 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 9 http://yongsan.korea.army.milYongsan troops receive New Horizons trainingBy Spc. Jason C. AdolphsonUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — American and KoreanSoldiers and Civilian Employees throughout the Yongsanarea participated in the 14th semiannual “New Horizons”training program Jan. 15. New Horizons is a Korea-wide assembly designed toprovide a review of safety issues, cultural awareness, andconduct and responsibility. “The Army Family requires a proactive safety culture for ourSoldiers and Civilians,” Juan Vazquez, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan acting safety manager said during a brief at the ReligiousRetreat Center. “We must have a safety mindset at all times andintegrate composite risk management 24 hours a day.” Due to the season, winter safety was a primary focus. Theagenda consisted of driving in poor weather conditions, carbonmonoxide poisoning prevention, cold weather injuries and drinkingand driving, which went in accordance with an increase in drivingunder the influence incidents on Yongsan late last year. Other local occurrences discussed were two pedestrian fatalitiesand motor vehicle accidents in recent months. “Never give safety a day off,” Vazquez said, citing acommon slogan. “Use risk management to help weigh thebenefits and costs of each risk, and plan ahead and make Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 94th Military Police Battalion receive New Horizons training Jan. 15 at the Yongsan Multipurposechoices that prevent mishaps.” Training Facility. — U.S. Army photos by Spc. Jason C. Adolphson Hundreds more Soldiers and Civilians gathered at theMultipurpose Training Facility for a day of presentations and of service here in the Republic of Korea,” Lt. Gen. Joseph States Army team. They bridge multiple gaps - cultural,discussions about various issues. While safety took center F. Fil Jr., 8th U.S. Army commander, said in his televised logistical and operational.” Fil urged troops to absorb localstage, topics of professionalism, ethics and cultural awareness address to all military personnel on the peninsula. resources to take in the Korean language and culture forwere also a large part of the forum. “Soldiers are never off duty. Know the standards, live maximized cohesion and self enlightenment. “I want to reinforce the behavior we need to demonstrate them and enforce them,” he said. “KATUSAs and Korean Special Troops Battalion will conduct New Horizonsto be ready to fight tonight and beginning your proud legacy servicemembers remain critical members of the United training today.(Left) Yongsan community members rejoice in the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a speech in King’s honor Jan. 18. (Right)A community member sings his testimony in memory of King. This was preceded by a march and candle-light vigil. Similar celebrationsoccured the same day at garrisons across the peninsula. — U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Lee Min hwiCommunity holds candle-light vigilBy Cpl. Lee Min hwi Phi Alpha Fraternity President Spencer a legacy-a legacy of social action, of peace and spirit to volunteer to join his works.USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs Walton. “He taught us to believe in the of nonviolent education program.” “This is my fourth year of participating to dream that in one day America will live up to More than a dozen organizations had this event,” said Kimberly Hicks, a history and YONGSAN GARRISON — Nearly 400 the idea that all people are created equal.” representative coming forward to light English teacher of SAHS. “Dr. Martin LutherYongsan community members celebrated During a musical performance, members candles. USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. King has set a path to improving equality andDr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the South from Yongsan Collective Protestant Service Dave Hall also participated in the tribute. justice. It is phenomenal because his civil rightsPost Chapel Jan. 18, remembering and sang “Men of Valor.” As he did last year, “Its so valuable for us to come together as movement paved the way for equality towardscommemorating his life and legacy. Aris Wilkins, a senior in the Seoul American a community, recognizing our diversity, but various groups of people in these days.” The ceremony began with a vigil march High School, delivered the famous Dr. King more importantly, recognizing our unity,” Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.from Collier Field House to South Post Chapel. speech, “I Have a Dream.” Hall said. “I believe our community has and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.Marchers braved the cold winter weather to “Although most of us were not in the time never been stronger.” coordinated the ceremony.honor Americas slain civil rights leader. of Dr. King, we know that he had a dream Walton said ceremonies like this “I am so pround of the communitys “Tonight, we are here to honor and that people will not be judged by color of would help the younger generation effort in the program tonight," Hall toldcelebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther skin, but content of our character,” said remember the contributions of Dr. King attendees. "Dr. Kings spirit lives on. Together,King, our true American hero,” said Alpha Gloria Baker, guest speaker. “Dr. King created to America and renew many peoples communities can make a difference.”
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 10http://yongsan.korea.army.mil AREA II THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Partners formalize Force Protection Announcement Hannam Village Chapel Gate may security agreement experience unannounced closures through Friday due to scheduled civil gatherings in By David McNally base defense the area of the hospital. Exercise extreme USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs operations in caution, avoid demonstrations and use the contingency Hannam Village Main Gate, if possible. YONGSAN GARRISON — American operations. and Korea military officials formally signed “We get great January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. a joint security agreement in a Jan. 16 cooperation,” 65th Medical Brigade wants you to know that ceremony at Yongsan Garrison. he said. “That you can prevent Cervical Cancer with regular Pap tests. A safe and effective vaccine The Republic of Korea 218th extends to is also available that provides protection Homeland Reserve Regiment and U.S. working closely against most human papillomaviruses (HPV) Army Garrison-Yongsan updated a long- with each other USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall shakes hands with Republic of Korea which cause cervical cervical cancer. Get a standing memorandum of understanding o n m i l i t a r y Army Col. Jung Sang-bae, 218th Homeland Reserve Regiment commander at a Jan. 16 joint-security ceremony. — U.S. Cpl. Choi Keun-woo Well Woman exam and Pap test today. For that enhances the partnership between exercises. Weve information, call 725-6232 or 737-2273. the two units. got a lot of good things going.” neighbor program,” said An Chang-sin, “We have been working closely with The memorandum is the culmination USAG-Yongsan community relations Winter Temperatures the 218th HRR over several months to of a lot of effort by the USAG-Yongsan officer. “The mil-to-mil relationships Keep the heat on this winter! To keep the streamline this agreement,”said Robert Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobility grow stronger through mutual respect pipes from freezing, don’t turn the heat off during the cold weather. If you leave your Wallace, USAG-Yongsan base defense officer. and Security, the Republic of Korea Army and close coordination.” quarters for an extended period of time turn “Its a better document now, and weve been Support Group and the 218th Homeland Soldiers from the 218th will host a the heat down, but not off. The thermostat able to enhance our relationship.” Reserve Regiment, Wallace said. friendship soccer match for USAG-Yongsan should be set at no less than 55 degrees. Wallace said the 218th agreed to augment “This is also a key part of our good troops later this spring. Pedestrian Safety Exercise extreme caution when crossing Seoul municipal officials, families tour Yongsan roadways on and off post. Death and serious lifestyle in the middle of Seoul. By Cpl. Lee Min hwi “This would help them understand what injury are consequences of not being aware USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs “This event is a part of Good Neighbor really exists behind the walls and that the of your surroundings at all times! Program designed to foster better U.S. Army is a neighbor and friend.” All-Ranks Engineer Ball YONGSAN GARRISON — Seoul relationship and cultural exchange between These nearly 80 local visitors, including Society of American Military Engineers municipal officials and their families the U.S. Army and Korean local neighbors,” Korean family members, arrived at Moyer 6-10 p.m. Feb. 6 at the JW Marriott Hotel toured Yongsan Jan. 16 for an orientation said Michael Nutter, the U.S. Forces Korea Community Activities Center to watch a in Seoul. See www.same.org/pec for to the installation and a look at American Good Neighbor Program coordinator. multimedia presentation on the Korean- registration, events and other information. American alliance and the Yongsan Relocation For information, call 723-3260. Veterinary Clinic Renovation Soldiers defend against snowfall Plan. USFK and Garrison officials answered many questions about Yongsan. The Veterinary Clinic is currently “I learned that the impacts of the U.S. under extensive renovation. During Army are not just defending our country, this facility upgrade, the clinic but include economic influences on local will remain open and provide full people also," said Kim Mi-ae, a spouse. service clinic vaccinations and sick "It is surprising to know that many of call appointments only. No surgery Yongsan employees are Korean.” appointments will be available at this After the quick orientation, they received time. Renovations are projected to a bus tour of the garrison while listening to be completed by February 2009. For information, call 738-4257. tour guides explain the history and mission of the U.S. Army at Yongsan. The group also United States Immigration Basics Class got a taste of American food in the Three There are two sessions to choose from Kingdoms Inn Dining Facility. 9-11:30 a.m. or 1-3:30 p.m. Jan. 28. “There are restaurants, hotel, hospital and Both cover the naturalization process much more. I never expected this,” said Yang for both Military and Family Members Young-su. “I heard that this is one of the best overseas, overseas adoption, the Army communities, and that seems to be immediate relative petition process, true. The people are really friendly too.” and lawful permanent resident status. Army Community Service provides the The group then walked by the U.S. Forces class in building S4106, room 118. For Korea headquarters building, commonly Snowfall makes its 2009 debut on U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan streets, called the “White House” as they listened to information, call 738-7505. cars, parking lots and anything else under the sky Jan. 16. Nutters explanations about the installation. FRG Workshop Soldiers armed themselves with brooms at the garrison headquarters to clear Soon they arrived at the Yongsan Lanes for The next FRG Workshop is scheduled paths along walkways and other potentially hazardous areas. a few games of bowling. for 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 29 in building 4106, The post road condition status rose from green to amber. “This is our first time to visit Yongsan room 118. This month’s topic is “Best Up-to-date road status reports can be found on the garrison website at Garrison, and it is such a valuable treasure Practices.” This month the FRGs are http://yongsan.korea.army.mil by clicking on the “ROAD CONDITIONS” for all of us,” said Kim Sung-hwe, event encouraged to bring a best practice to icon along the top of the page or call 738-ROAD. the workshop to share with your fellow coordinator. “Now we know that the Yongsan Garrison officials urge community members to use maximum precautionary Army community is much closer. We wish FRGs. This is an opportunity to learn measures throughout the winter season. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jason C. Adolphson for constant cultural exchange and ever from each other. For information, call 738-7510. increasing friendship in the future.” Dental Clinic Renovation Dental Clinic #3 will undergo extensive USAG-Yongsan site meet their needs. The U.S. Army Garrison- Yongsan web site got a facelift Jan. 18. and links to community services. “Our most popular pages are the renovation and will be closed from Jan. 15 - February. During this facility upgrade, gets facelift in new year “Our goal is to be the portal of choice for Yongsan community members,” said David community telephone directory and our A to Z pages,” said Webmaster patients will continue to receive the full spectrum of dental care at Dental Clinic #2, By Spc. Jason C. Adolphson McNally, USAG-Yongsan public affairs Steven Morgan. “We also get a large which is located adjacent to gate #17. For USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs chief. “We currently serve more people n u m b e r o f v i s i t s t o o u r Ko re a n through our web site than we do with our language news releases.” YONGSAN GARRISON — As more newspaper operations.” The site redesign brings the garrison closer For a complete list of community community members get news and More than 100 community events are to the design and functionality of the new information news and notes, visit the information from the Internet, garrison publicized on the Community Information official Army homepage, www.army.mil. USAG-Yongsan official web site at officials continue to shift resources to page, as well as weekly podcasts, news releases — See SITE Page 12 — http://yongsan.korea.army.mil
    • JANUARY 23, 2009 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 11 http://yongsan.korea.army.milUSAG-Yongsan Volunteer of the Quarter nominees, senior spouses and officials pose for a group photo after a Jan. 15 ceremony to honor volunteers. — U.S. Army photo by David McNallyYongsan volunteers shine in award ceremonyBy David McNally Badge, earned top billing as the USAG-Yongsan YouthUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs Volunteer of the Quarter. “I’m pretty excited,” Weigle said. “It all worked out.” YONGSAN GARRISON — The call to serve is strong for 38 Weigles Eagle Scout project dramatically enhanced the Storksof Yongsans top volunteers. More than 130 Yongsan community Nest, a temporary living facility for pregnant women visiting themembers packed the Community Service Building classroom Jan. 15 Brian Allgood Hospital from outlying areas.to pay tribute to those who give freely of their time and talents. Weigle encouraged other youth to volunteer. “I would say to The 31 adult and seven youth nominees for U.S. Army volunteer because it pays off in the end.”Garrison-Yongsan “Volunteer of the Quarter” were chosen The Garrison named Ingrid Riseley as the Adult Volunteer offrom more than 1,930 Korean and American Servicemembers the Quarter. Riseley volunteers with the Army Community Serviceand Civilians who volunteered on post last quarter, said Lisa Relocation Readiness Program, but actually puts most of her timeWilladsen, Garrison Army Volunteer Corps coordinator. in at the Yongsan Readiness Center. “Our volunteers deserve to be recognized for the hard work Riseley has been greeting Yongsan newcomers for almost a year,that they do and the impact they make on our community,” only missing one day. She provides newcomers with informationWilladsen said. about Army life, Korean culture and family assistance. Garrison officials presented certificates of appreciation “We have families coming to the peninsula and they’re comingto all nominees, and then recognized the top two volunteers to something new,” she said. “They need to see a friendly face.with mementos. Somebody needs to look at them and welcome them in person.” Avery Weigle, a Yongsan Boy Scout working on his Eagle Riseley said newcomers have many questions that she is able to answer. “If you can just give them that USAG-Yongsan announces little bit, it gives them a feeling that they are cared for,” she said. Volunteer of the Quarter She said she was surprised by her Avery Weigle selection as adult volunteer of the Garrison names Top By David McNally quarter. USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs “I was surprised because I normally Youth Volunteer dont need recognition,” she said. “After By David McNally YONGSAN GARRISON — Volunteer 23 years as a military spouse its just do. USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs of the Quarter Ingrid Riseley volunteers The recognition is nice, but its not the with the Army Community Service reason for volunteering.” YONGSAN GARRISON — Amidst many Relocation Readiness Program, but Riseley said she encourages local nonprofit caregivers to the community actually puts most of her time in at the newcomers to volunteer too. “There there’s Avery Weigle who was selected as Youth Yongsan Readiness Center. are many rewards,” she said. Volunteer of the Quarter at a community Riseley has been greeting Yongsan “Its important to conduct events newcomers for almost a year, only missing service appreciation ceremony Jan. 15. like these because volunteers often do “Im pretty excited,” Weigle said. “It all one day. She provides newcomers with things behind the scenes,” Willadsen information about Army life, Korean culture worked out.” Weigle was recognized for a Boy said. “I think the event went well.” and family assistance. Ingrid Riseley Scout project that enhanced the Storks Nest, Willadsen said throughout the “We have families coming to the last quarter, which was October to a temporary living facility for pregnant wives peninsula and theyre coming to something need recognition," she said. "After December, Yongsan volunteers logged visiting the hospital from outlying areas. new,” she said. “They need to see a friendly 23 years as a military spouse its just more than 18,000 hours of work each Weigle encouraged other youth to face. Somebody needs to look at them and something you do. The recognition month. volunteer. “I would say to volunteer because welcome them in person.” is nice, but its not my reason for “Thats a total of 55,005 volunteer it pays off in the end.” Riseley said newcomers have many volunteering.” hours,” Willadsen said. “If you estimate About 130 community members turned questions that she is able to answer. "If Riseley said she encourages newcomers what that much work would have cost out for the USAG-Yongsan Volunteer of the you can just give them that little bit, it to volunteer too. “There are many the Army with a GS-5 paid employee, it Quarter ceremony to thank the nominees gives them a feeling that they are cared rewards,” she said. figures out to a value to the community for," she said. and honor the winners. More than 130 Yongsan community of more than $877,000.” She said she was surprised by her selection members packed the Community Garrison Commander Col. Dave our community members,” he said. "We as adult volunteer of the quarter. Service Building classroom to pay Hall said Yongsan volunteers are vital are so proud of our volunteers and their “I was surprised because I normally dont tribute to volunteers. to the community. "We have a vibrant selfless service.” program with unequaled support from — See VOLUNTEERS Page 12 —
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 12http://yongsan.korea.army.mil AREA II THE MORNING CALM PAID ADVERTISING Lunar New Year SafetyH appy New Year, again! The Lunar were killed or permanently disabled in off- New Year holiday is widely duty privately owned vehicle accidents. recognized as one of the most Sadly, alcohol is one of the factors in theseimportant Korean holidays. accidents. With any holiday comes celebrations Families gather to reaffirm ties, wish each and with many celebrations comes an increaseother good health and fortune and many in the consumption of alcohol. This obviouslyperform rites to honor their ancestors. increases the number of intoxicated drivers onThis year, more than 30 million people the roadways. Driving under the influence of-- an incredible 75 percent of Korea’s alcohol is illegal, unethical, unprofessional andtotal population -- are expected to travel extremely dangerous. Remember, the bloodbetween Jan. 23-28. alcohol content limit on and off military Because of this huge influx in travel, we need installations in Korea is .05 percent. I will notto be extra vigilant about traffic safety. If you’re tolerate those persons under my commandplanning to travel, expect heavy traffic and who choose to drink and drive, and neitherlong delays. Travel time on the expressways should you.and highways will take as much as three times In addition to military traffic, I encouragelonger than normal travel times. you to minimize all noncritical driving Unfortunately, last year, there were more next weekend. I encourage all our Soldiers,than 1,500 reported traffic accidents, 56 Civilians and Family Members to experiencefatalities, and 3,015 total injuries during this the wonderful places and events, the people,five-day holiday period. land and culture of Korea. But, keep safety To mitigate any safety threats during this at the forefront of your mind.important holiday, I have put in place In keeping with the Senior Commander’smeasures to reduce military traffic from Jan. guidance, “Under the oak tree counseling”23-28. During this holiday period the road and detailed safety briefings are critical tocondition will be RED, which means only success. I expect leaders at all levels to focusessential military traffic will be on the road on off duty safety, the buddy system, andand only with proper authorization. drinking and driving. Other tips are to check Folks, the Department of Defense loses on weather forecasts and road conditionsmore Servicemembers and Civilians due to prior to travel. Finally, a reminder to reviewmotorized-vehicle accidents than any other USFK Policy Letters on off-limits areas andaccidental cause. Among accidental deaths of curfew. This is a Team effort. Let’s stay safe,Soldiers not deployed in 2008, 158 Soldiers and again -- Happy Lunar New Year! SITE from Page 10 “We continue to leverage technology “We have a large presence on Flickr,to better manage news and publicity,” YouTube and Facebook,” McNally said.Morgan said. “We have developed an online “Our guidance from Army Public Affairs isdatabase that creates news feeds, manages our to engage new media to tell the Army story,Commanders Access Channel and sends out and weve gone after that aggressively.”automated e-mails to subscribers to notify The Garrison site consistently gets morethem of a new press release.” than 20,000 unique visitors each month. McNally said the public affairs staff is Visitors can sign up for free news servicesconstantly developing new media products. from the subscriptions page. VOLUNTEERS from Page 11 The Seoul American Middle School on our lives,” she said.Choir performed two moving songs Hall encouraged community members toduring the ceremony. “We also had great take two minutes each day to tell someonesupport for our sponsors for the food and specifically why you appreciate them.cake,” Willadsen said. “The results will make a world of Guest speaker Beth Anne Hall told the difference,” she said. “We especiallygathering about the importance of telling w a n t t o t h a n k o u r vo l u n t e e r s f o rpeople they are appreciated. She related everything they do.”a story from her high school days of a Col. Hall said it was significantnote she had written on fellow student’s that so many people turned out forValentine’s Day card. the volunteer ceremony. “This is truly “Saying ‘thank you’ may seem like a a first-class event worthy of our greatsmall thing, but it can have a big impact volunteers,” he said.
    • JANUARY 23, 2009 NEWS IMCOM-K • PAGE 13 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Combating Cyber Crime becomes difficult Scouting Round-up for Korea Region as criminals become more sophisticated Courtesy of the FBI The three-day event, which featured a variety of speakers and panel discussions, Boy Scouts of America Cyber crooks have become so organized was organized to find global solutions to and businesslike that they use online emerging cyber threats. “The FBI’s goal of Korea District, Far East Council forums to advertise illegal wares, buy and sponsoring this conference is to build and sell computer viruses, and traffic in stolen forge long-lasting relationships to combat Feb. 6-8 National Camp School, Japan (Cub Scouts) identities—all for huge profits. terrorist and criminal use of the Internet,” Feb. 7 District Round Table, Yongsan Besides fueling an underground said Joseph Demarest, who heads our Feb. 8 Scout Sunday (Cub and Boy Scouts) criminal economy, the Internet is New York Office. “The conference is the Feb. 11-12 National Camp School, Japan (Boy Scouts) increasingly being exploited by terrorists beginning of greater cooperation on all Feb. 16 District Bowl-a-thon, Yongsan Lanes (Cub Scouts) and spies, the FBI’s top cyber experts said cyber matters.” The key to fighting cyber Feb. 20-22 Klondike Derby, Camp Long (Boy Scouts) at a recent international conference on crime, conference participants agreed, is cyber security. through international cooperation. For additional information visit the Korea District online at For about $30, one of our undercover A good example of that cooperation is http://www.koerabsa.org agents explained, cyber crooks anywhere today’s international 24/7 network of cyber in the world can buy a blank credit card, investigators. The network, established complete with the holographic security among the G8 nations in 1997, has since Girl Scouts of America markings used by legitimate credit card grown to 55 member countries, all of which companies. They can buy equipment have dedicated cyber crime investigators Cookie Sales: to encode someone’s stolen identity who can respond to fast-moving cases at a Every weekend from through Feb. 28 - Yongsan Main PX, information onto the card. And they can moment’s notice—often with the ability to Yongsan Commissary, South Post Shoppett buy software to verify that the unsuspecting “fast freeze” e-mail traffic and other stored victim’s credit is good, so that anyone using electronic data, which can preserve a crook’s Jan. 31 Masquerade Ball, Underground, Main Post Club, 6-11 p.m. - billed the phony card will not raise suspicions at otherwise fleeting digital footprint. as a Me and My Pal dance - beautiful dresses, masks, dancing, and buffet. the checkout counter. Here’s a hypothetical example of how “The sophistication of our adversaries the network operates: A cyber crook hacks Feb. 16 USA Girl Scouts Overseas Adult Volunteers - Good Neighbor is growing,” Shawn Henry, head of into a bank in Mexico City. Mexican Program with Girl Scouts of Korea - training class for young university our Cyber Division, told about 400 investigators trace the computer used in students who will become future Girl Scout leaders in their elementary participants from 37 countries at the the attack to New York City, and quickly schools. This is the second meeting. We had them in October for Outdoor first International Conference on Cyber contact FBI agents, who discover that I, II, III training. During this session we will be discussing non-traditional Security. The conference was held last week the New York computer is linked to a holidays on both the US and ROK side, making crafts suitable for elementary at Fordham University in New York City computer South Korea. They alert Korean age Scouts and preparing a simple lunch at the GS Hut, B-4257, and was sponsored by the university and agents, who learn that the attack originated on South Post, Yongsan. our New York Office, bringing together in Bangkok. Thai agents make the arrest. our cyber experts and their international Thanks to the network, the investigative counterparts from law enforcement, process may take hours or days instead of industry, government, and academia. weeks or months.No Endorsement Implied No Endorsement Implied
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 14 http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALMTRICARE offers guidance on newborn, adoptees, Sorority hosts Main Post Club partypre-adoptees overseas An original or certified-copy of a certificate of live birth (signed by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. the attending physician or other responsible person from a militaryTRICARE Marketing treatment facility). Birth certificates from host nation facilities Republic of Korea Alumnae Chapter require a stamp from TRICARE prior to DEERS registration. launches ‘DELTA FORCE...SISTERS It’s important to register newborns and adoptees in the Defense DD form 1172 signed by the sponsor and verifying official from a ON A MISSION’ Feb. 7 from 7 p.m. –Enrollment Elibility Reporting System to establish TRICARE uniformed services ID card facility. If the sponsor cannot sign the 2 a.m. The event will feature a Fashioneligibility for essential well-baby and pediatric health care. By DD Form 1172 in person at an ID card facility, then a notarized Show, Step Show, and party at theregistering your newborn or adopted child in DEERS, you will copy of the form is required. The spouse must provide a power of Main Post Club.avoid potential claims problems. attorney for DEERS enrollment if the sponsor didn’t sign the DD Attendees must pay $20 in advance As long as another family member is enrolled in Prime, Form 1172. (18 years of age and older welcome).TRICARE Overseas Program Prime covers the following while Congratulations! And please feel free to contact your local For more information, call Janet SollyOVERSEAS: TRICARE office at 736-9130 or log on to www.tricare.mil at 010-9052-7316.• Newborns for 120 days beginning from the date of birth;• Adopted children for 120 days beginning from the effective dateof the actual adoption; and• Pre-adoptive children for 120 days beginning on the date of Local ID Card Facilities Military Post Officesplacement of the court or approved adoption agency. USAG-Red Cloud close in honor of Command sponsored beneficiaries must complete a Prime Bldg. 225enrollment form to continue TOP Prime coverage past the first (Across from Mitchell’s) Lunar New Year120 days. On the 121st day and after, if your child isnt enrolled in 732-9498TOP Prime, TRICARE processes all future claims under Standard Military Post Offices will(higher costs) until you enroll them in Prime. USAG-Yongsan be closed on Mon., Jan. 26 Newborns or adoptees of non-command sponsored families will Bldg. 4034 in honor ofautomatically revert to TRICARE Standard after the initial 120 (Next to Dragon Hill Lodge)days. TRICARE Overseas Prime is not available to retirees and their 723-6527 Lunar Newfamily members. Newborns and adoptees in this category will only Year’s Day.be covered as TRICARE standard. Remember, it is still necessary to USAG-Humphreys Normalregister your child in DEERS to establish TRICARE eligibility. Bldg. 544 If the newborn or adoptee is the only family member, please operations (Near Tommy D’s)remember that command sponsorship rules apply and overseas 753-6759 will resumescreening will be required to enroll in TOP Prime. Jan. 27 and will be operating To register your newborn or adopted child in DEERS, visit yourlocal DEERS office (ID Card Issuing Facility). DEERS registration USAG-Daegu with limited manning. Bldg. 1307is still important for TRICARE eligibility no matter what TRICARE (Across from IMCOM on Camp Henry) Contact your local post officeplan your child is eligible for. Your child looses all TRICARE 768-7000 for further information.eligibility 365 days after birth if they are not properly registered inDEERS. Submit the following to the local ID card facility: Jan. 23 - 29 LOCATION Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Notorious (R) 6:30 p.m. Gran Torino (R) 6:30 p.m. Twilight CASEY Notorious Transporter 3 Sex Drive Notorious (PG13) 6:30 p.m. No Show No Show (R) 7:30 p.m. (PG13 ) 7:30 p.m. 730-7354 (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. Gran Torino (R) 8:30 p.m. Marley & Me Bedtime Stories HENRY Marley & Me (PG) 1 p.m. (PG) 3 p.m. Twilight (PG13) 7 p.m. Twilight (R) 7 p.m. No Show No Show No Show Bedtime Stories 768-7724 (PG) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Notorious Bolt (PG) 3:30 p.m. Bolt (PG) 3:30 p.m. HUMPHREYS Punisher: War Zone Punisher: War Zone Transporter 3 Transporter 3 (PG13) 6:30 p.m. Gran Torino Gran Torino (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. Gran Torino (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. 753-7716 (R) 9 p.m. Notorious (R) 6:30 p.m. Notorious (R) 6:30 p.m. HOVEY Twilight Punisher: War Zone Notorious Sex Drive Bride Wars (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7p.m. No Show (R) 7 p.m. No Show (NR) 7 p.m. 730-5412 Bedtime Stories Twilight Transporter 3 Twilight KUNSAN (PG) 6 / 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. No Show No Show No Show (PG13) 6 / 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. 782-4987 Sex Drive (R) 8:30 p.m. Bride Wars Marley & Me (PG) 1 p.m. Marley & Me OSAN (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG) 1 / 3:30 p.m. Yes Man Yes Man Seven Pounds Seven Pounds Bride Wars (NR) 3:30 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Day the Earth Stood Still Transporter 3 (PG13) 9:30 p.m. Bride Wars (NR) 6 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. 784-4930 (PG13) 8:30 p.m. Transporter 3 (PG13) 8:30 p.m. Curious Case of RED CLOUD Benjamin Button Transporter 3 Twilight Gran Torino Gran Torino Notorious (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. No Show (R) 7 p.m. 732-6620 Punisher: War Zone (R) 9:30 p.m. Quantum of Solace Marley and Me Marley and Me STANLEY (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Bedtime Stories Notorious Twilight (PG13) 7 p.m. Soul Men Bedtime Stories (PG) 7 p.m. No Show (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Saw V 732-5565 (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (PG) 9 p.m. Bride Wars Bride Wars Bride Wars Twilight Punisher: War Zone Punisher: War Zone (NR) 5:30 / 8:30 p.m. (NR) 2 / 4 / 8 p.m. (NR) 2 / 4 / 8 p.m. Transporter 3 (PG13) 6 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. YONGSAN Family that Preys Family that Preys Family that Preys (PG13) 4 / 7 p.m. Transporter 3 Twilight Twilight (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. Bolt (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. 738-7389 Madagascar II Madagascar II Bolt (PG) 3 / 5:30 p.m. Changeling Changeling Changeling (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m.
    • JANUARY 23, 2009 CHAPLAIN IMCOM-K • PAGE 15 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Area I Worship Schedule Area II Worship Schedule Area III Worship Schedule Area IV Worship Schedule Protestant Services Protestant Services NOTE: Services will be held in the Protestant Services Collective Super Gym until further notice. Collective Collective Protestant Sunday 1000 Stone Chapel Sunday 0800 Memorial Chapel (Liturgical) Protestant Services Sunday 1000 Camp Carroll Sunday 1000 Stanley Chapel Sunday 1030 West Casey Chapel 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital Chapel Collective Protestant 1030 Camp Walker Sunday 1100 Protestant Sunday 0930 (Korean) Hannam Chapel Sunday 1100 Freedom Chapel Church of Christ 1700 Camp Walker School-Coffee House 1000 South Post Chapel 1100 Suwon Air Base Chapel Gospel 1215 Camp Walker Sunday 1100 Warrior Chapel 1030 K-16 Chapel 1300 Camp Carroll Sunday 1100 Crusader Chapel 1100 Camp Eagle Chapel 1100 Hannam Village Chapel Gospel 1300 Freedom Chapel Contemporary Sunday 1100 Hovey Chapel Wednesday 1130 Bible Study-Coffee House Contemporary Contemporary 1800 Freedom Chapel Friday 1900 Camp Walker Gospel Sunday 1000 Multi Purpose Training Facility KATUSA Korean Sunday 1100 Casey Memorial Chapel Tuesday 1900 Freedom Chapel Tuesday 1900 Camp Carroll 1230 Camp Stanley Chapel Gospel 1200 South Post Chapel Wednesday 1830 Camp Walker Wednesday 1800 Gospel Bible Study Korean Stanley Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist Wednesday 1730 Freedom Chapel Thurday 1900 Gospel Practice Saturday 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital Chapel Wednesday 1900 Freedom Chapel Catholic Services Stanley Chapel (Bible Study) Mass COGIC United Pentecostal (UPCI) Catholic Services Sunday 0900 Camp Walker Sunday 1230 CRC Warrior Chapel Sunday 1330 Memorial Chapel Mass 1130 Camp Carroll KATUSA Sunday 1930 CRC Warrior Chapel Daily 1145 Freedom Chapel Saturday 1700 Camp Walker Sunday 1300 Jackson Auditorium KATUSA Sunday 0930 Freedom Chapel Tuesday 1900 Camp Stanley Chapel Thursday 1830 Memorial Chapel 1700 Camp Eagle Chapel Jewish Tuesday 1840 Casey Stone Chapel 1700 Suwaon Air Base Chapel For information, contact Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Avi Weiss, avi.weiss@korea. Tuesday 1800 Camp Castle Chapel Episcopal Tuesday 1830 Casey Memorial Chapel Jewish army.mil, 723-6707 Sunday 1000 Memorial Chapel Tuesday 1830 Camp Hovey Chapel For information, contact Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Avi Weiss, avi.weiss@korea. Thursday 1830 West Casey Chapel army.mil, 723-6707 Catholic Services Catholic Mass Mass Sunday 1130 Camp Stanley Chapel Sunday 0800 South Post Chapel Sunday 0900 CRC Warrior Chapel 1130 Memorial Chapel The Command Chaplain’s Office is here to perform, provide, or coordinate total religious support to the Sunday 1215 West Casey Chapel Sunday 0930 Camp Hovey Chapel Saturday 1700 Memorial Chapel United Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Eighth U.S. Army Servicemembers, their families and Orthodox Service Mon/Thur/Fri 1205 Memorial Chapel 1st and 2nd Sundays 1000 Old Hovey Chapel Tues/Wed 1205 Brian Allgood Hospital Chapel authorized civilians across the full spectrum of operations from armistice to war. Later Day Saints 1st Sat. 0900 Memorial Chapel Sunday 1400 West Casey Chapel Visit the U.S. Forces Korea Religious Support site at: Jewish Services www.usfk.mil/org/FKCH/Index.html?/org/FKCH/Contents/mission.htm Jewish Friday 1900 South Post Chapel Friday 1830 West Casey Chapel for helpful links and information. Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact USAG-Yongsan Chaplains USAG-Humphreys Chaplains USAG-Red Cloud/Casey USAG-Daegu Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David B. Crary: Chaplain (Maj.) Klon K. Kitchen, Jr.: 2ID Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Richard Spencer: Chaplain (Maj.) Eddie Kinley: david.crary@korea.army.mil, 738-3009 klon.kitchen@korea.army.mil, 753-7274 frank.richard.spencer@korea.army.mil, 732-7998 Eddie.kinley@korea.army.mil, 764-5455 Chaplain (Maj.) Adolph G. DuBose: Chaplain (Maj.) James E. O’Neal: Red Cloud Chaplain (Maj.) Fredrick Garcia: Chaplain (Maj.) Edward Martin: adolph.g.dubose@korea.army.mil, 738-4043 james.e.oneal@korea.army.mil , 753-7276 fredrick.wayne.garcia@korea.army.mil, 732-6169 Edward.martin7@korea.army.mil, 765-8004 Chaplain (Maj.) Leo Mora Jr.: Chaplain (Capt.) Anthony Flores: Red Cloud Chaplain (Capt.) Mario Rosario: leo.mora@korea.army.mil, 736-3018 Anthony.wenceslao.flores@korea.army.mil, Mario.s.rosario@korea.army.mil, 753-7042No Endorsement Implied No Endorsement Implied
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 16http://imcom.korea.army.mil FEATURE THE MORNING CALMSoldiers, Civilians take aim in 2008 Korea Active-duty photoRegion MWR Digital Photo Contest contest winners Listed are the winners for the active- duty portion of the 2008 MWR digital photography contest. For a complete list of all active-duty and civilian winners, visit http://imcom.korea.army.mil. To view winning photo entries from both categories, visit www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. Color Prints Animal Friends Category 1st Place: Staff Sgt. Christophe Paul: Thirsty Friend 2nd Place: Staff Sgt. Joshua Johnson: Keeping Watch 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Crusin’ Staff Sgt. Kysha Searcy-Feeman: Red, White & Blue 3rd Place: Staff Sgt. Justo Andaluz: It Was Not Me Honorable Mention: Capt. Paul Hester: Mesmerized Sgt. Roger Capote: Months Apart Experimental Category 1st Place: Staff Sgt. Christophe Paul: As in a Dream 2nd Place: Pfc. Mark Whitford: Reflections 3rd Place: Pfc. Mark Whitford: Who is Looking at Who Honorable Mention: Staff Sgt. Christophe Paul: American Cowboy Staff Sgt. Christophe Paul: Thirsty Friend Staff Sgt. Christophe Paul: Iwo Jima Military Life Category 1st Place: 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Cannon 2nd Place: Staff Sgt. Justo Andaluz: On Sight 3rd Place: Pfc. Mark Whitford: Through the Smoke Honorable Mention: 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Advance Capt. Thomas Webster: The Flight Surgeon’s Office Object Category 1st Place: Staff Sgt. Joshua Johnson: Starfish 2nd Place: 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Tripod 3rd Place: Staff Sgt. Chet Ziolkowski: Water Lilli Honorable Mention: Staff Sgt. Joshua Johnson: Keeping Watch Staff Sgt. Kysha Searcy-Feeman: Red, White & Blue Sgt. Erik McCulley: Sunset Sailors 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Cannon People Category 1st Place: 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Matt & Heather 2nd Place: Capt. Joseph Sage: Young Buddhist Monks - Ankor Wat 3rd Place: Capt. Thomas Webster: Look at the Big Golf Ball! Honorable Mention: Staff Sgt. Justo Andaluz: I See You Staff Sgt. Christophe Paul: Proud Protest Place Category 1st Place: 1st Lt. George Cook: Cadet Chapel at West Point 2nd Place: Staff Sgt. Joshua Johnson: Jungle Hideway 3rd Place: Staff Sgt. Justo Andaluz : Church on the Top Honorable Mention: Staff Sgt. Justo Andaluz: Geoje Island Capt. Michael Morella: Secret Garden Place Capt. Joshua Sage: Young Buddhist Monks – Ankor Wat, Cambodia Monochrome Animal Friends Category 1st Place: 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Crusin’ Honorable Mention: 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Donkey Staff Sgt. Justo Andaluz: Smiling Staff Sgt. Christophe Paul: Cheering Experimental Category 1st Place: Christophe Paul: Flower and Bee Honorable Mention: Staff Sgt. Justo Andaluz: Slurp Staff Sgt. Justo Andaluz: The Bride Military Life Category 1st Place: 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Mind’s Eye 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Matt & Heather Honorable Mention: Staff Sgt. Justo Andaluz: Carry to Safety Kysha Searcy-Freeman: Moment of Silence Object Category 1st Place: 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Another Orphanage Event Complete Honorable Mention: Capt. Joseph Sage: Moon Shot Staff Sgt. Christophe Paul: Wise Bucket Capt. Thomas Webster: The Flight Surgeon’s Office People Category 1st Place: Staff Sgt. Christophe Paul: Cheering Honorable Mention: 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Come Here, Son Staff Sgt. Christophe Paul: White Eyes Place Category 1st Place: Capt. Michael Morella: Wonderland Honorable Mention: 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Underworld Staff Sgt. Justo Andaluz: Temple on the Top Staff Sgt. Kysha Searcy-Freeman: Moment of Silence Sgt. Erik McCulley: Sunset Sailors
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 18http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM 18th Medical Command renovation announcements Dental Clinic renovation: As part of our ongoing efforts to improve dental care, Veterinary Clinic renovation: As part of our ongoing efforts to improve veterinary care, the USAG-Yongsan, Dental Clinic #3 will undergo extensive renovation and will be the USAG-Yongsan, Veterinary Clinic is currently under extensive renovation. During this fa- closed through February. During this facility upgrade, patients will continue to re- cility upgrade, the clinic will remain open and provide full service clinic vaccinations and sick ceive the full spectrum of dental care at Dental Clinic #2, which is located adjacent call appointments only. No surgery appointments will be available at this time. Renovations to gate #17 (near Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital). Thank you for your are projected to be completed in February. Thank you for your understanding as we improve understanding as we improve the facility to better serve you. Points of contact are the facility to better serve you. Points of contact are Maj. Franklin or Sgt. 1st Class Maturey, Lt. Col. Chin Lin at 736-5221 or Col. John Marley at 736-4779. who can be reached at 738-4257.Lunar New Year holiday bus hours for region Peanut butter cracker recallNew Kyung Dong Tour Bus Co. Korean bus companies providingYongsan - Osan Air Base - Humphreys service between military installa- USFK Veterinary Food Inspectors and Defense Commis- tions in Korea announce special sary Agency personnel have recalled Austin® and Keebler®Jan.24-26 branded Toasted Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, Peanut holiday hours for Lunar New Year.Depart Butter and Jelly Sandwich Crackers, Cheese and Peanut But-Yongsan 0800 1000 1230 1500 1710 1930 New Kyung Dong Tour Bus Co. and ter Sandwich Crackers, and Peanut Butter-Chocolate Sand-Osan 0910 1110 1340 1610 1820 2040 MyungJin Tour Co., Ltd. announced wich Crackers with UPC Codes:Arrive holiday hours for Lunar New Year 2120 Humph 0950 1150 1420 1650 1900 Jan. 24-27. Keebler Cracker Packs 30100-47324Depart Arrival times may vary based on 30100-47357Humph 0800 1030 1230 1500 1710 1900 Osan 0840 1110 1310 1540 1750 traffic conditions. 1940 For more infor- Austin Cracker Packs mation call, Myung Jin: 723-8006 79783-40921Arrive 79783-40922Yongsan 1000 1220 1430 1700 1910 2100 Kyung Dong: 723-4499. and New 79783-48801 79783-48802Jan. 27 79783-25875Depart 79783-25884Yongsan 0620 0800 1000 1230 1500 1710 1930 Osan 0730 0910 1110 1340 1610 1820 2040 These recalled products were found in the CommissariesArrive and its Central Distribution Centers. These items were imme-Humph 0810 0950 1150 1420 1650 1900 2120 diately removed from commissary shelves to preclude any fur-Depart ther issue/sale. Consumers should check for these products atHumph 0550 0800 1030 1230 1500 1710 1900 Osan 0630 0840 1110 1310 1540 1750 1940 home and should dispose of or return the product immediately to the commissary from which it was purchased.Arrive Kellogg Company announced a precautionary hold on Aus-Yongsan 0750 1000 1220 1430 1700 1910 2100 tin and Keebler Branded Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers. FDA and other regulatory agencies have indicated that Peanut Corporation of America is the focus of their investigation con-MyungJin Tour Co., Ltd to be caused cerning a recent Salmonella outbreak thoughtYongsan - Camp Jackson - Red Cloud - Casey ** Tuesday Only ( Jan.27) by tainted peanut butter. PCA is one of several peanut paste suppliers that the company uses in its Austin® and Keebler®Depart butter sandwich crackers. branded peanutYongsan 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:30 11:00 12:30 14:00 15:30 17:00 19:30 21:20 121 Hospital 12:40 14:10 Kellogg Company is taking precautionary measures includ-Jackson 06:35 07:40 08:40 10:10 11:50 13:25 14:45 16:15 17:45 20:15 22:00 putting a hold on any inventory in its control, removing ingCRC 06:45 08:15 09:00 10:20 12:00 13:40 15:00 17:00 18:00 20:25 22:10 product from retail store shelves, and encouraging customersArrive and consumers to hold and not eat these products until regula-Casey 07:20 08:55 09:45 11:10 12:40 14:10 15:45 17:45 18:45 21:10 23:00 officials complete their investigation of PCA. Kellogg Com- tory pany’s investigation has not indicated any concerns, nor hasDepart received any consumer illness complaints about the CompanyCasey 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:30 11:00 12:30 14:00 15:30 17:00 19:00 21:00 products. theseCRC 06:30 07:40 08:40 10:10 11:40 13:10 14:40 16:10 17:40 19:40 21:40 Jackson 06:40 07:50 08:50 10:20 11:50 13:20 14:50 16:20 17:50 19:50 21:50 for more information: Links121 Hospital 07:20 08:40 09:35 http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/kellogg01_09.html Arrive http://kelloggs.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=230Yongsan 07:30 08:50 09:45 11:10 12:40 14:10 15:40 17:00 18:30 20:30 22:30 Zumba Fitness: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri. Zumba Fitness, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tues. and Thurs. Pilates at Pilates Fitness: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri. Trent Gym For information, contact Shelton Coonfield, Fitness Instructor, at 010-2041-7546 or via e-mail at fierce- fit@hotmail.com
    • JANUARY 23, 2009 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 21 http://imcom.korea.army.milYear of the NCO‘It’s about having genuine concern for Soldiers’By Ken Hall figuring out what kind of issues they’reUSAG-Humphreys Public Affairs having. When we’re overseas, a lot of Soldiers are young and away from home for USAG-HUMPHREYS — They have the first time and away from their familiesbeen known as the backbone of the Army and it can be hard for some to adjust.”for decades and, in recognition of that, Army Blair said he’s worked Soldiers in hisleadership has designated 2009 as the “Year platoon hard and that it’s important to knowof the NCO” in order to promote initiatives that people care about them.that enhance training, education, capability “I think it’s important to let Soldiersand utilization of the noncommissioned know when they have succeeded and notofficer corps. just when they’ve made mistakes,” said Blair. One Humphreys-based staff sergeant “When you look at the NCO creed, and theembodies the best of NCO traditions, ethics NCO guide – in placing the mission first,and values. He serves today because another I believe you also have to find the purposeNCO inspired him. in that mission and I feel that is one of the Staff Sgt. Lukas Blair, a platoon sergeant things that make a good NCO. It must bewith Charlie Company, 602 Aviation more than just the orders and directionsSupport Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation given by the chain of command. Once theBrigade, said a close friend who was purpose is determined, then we have to passcompleting an enlisted tour with the U.S. that down to our Soldiers so they also feelMarines six years ago encouraged him to that sense of purpose.”take a closer look at military service. Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. “He basically sold the idea to me while Preston spoke to USAG-Humphreys troopsI was in college, struggling to make ends about the importance of NCO leadership tomeet,” said Blair. “I checked out what the the Army during his recent visit here.services had to offer and the Army had the “50 percent of any unit you stand up isbest incentives and opportunity for career leadership,” said Preston. “Leadership comesprogression to meet my needs.” from all of you – it comes from experience, Blair, a native of Phoenix, Ariz., began and there’s no substitute for experience. Youhis Army career in early 2003 and serves as can’t go out on the street corner of New Staff Sgt. Lukas Blair, C Co., 602 ASB, 2CAB. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Halla microwave systems operator/maintainer. York City and recruit a sergeant. You can’t distinction: 2nd Infantry Division Soldier by a ‘mystery event’ where we had severalAccording to Blair, much of his mission go out onto a farm some place in Nebraska of the Quarter. disassembled weapons, with all the partssuccess as a platoon leader has come from someplace, and recruit a sergeant first class “There was a lot of studying to do and mixed together that we had to put backtaking care of the needs of the junior platoon sergeant. They have to be grown at the same time, I was platoon sergeant together in the fastest time. The secondenlisted Soldiers he’s served with at USAG- over time.” for 20 Soldiers,” said Blair. “The two-day day was the formal board with the divisionHumphreys for the past year. Blair said he’s had great leadership during challenge consisted of a PT test in the command sergeant major, and brigade “It’s about having a genuine concern his year-long tour at USAG-Humphreys, morning, a written test, a six-and-a-half mile command sergeant major.”for Soldiers, and getting involved in their and will transfer at the end of the month ruck march – and it was all competitive in Blair said he intends to serve a career inlives,” said Blair. “It’s also about connecting to his next assignment at Fort Bragg, N.C. that everyone was competing for times and the Army.with people on a personal level offline and He’ll also take with him a hard-fought scores. Weapons qualification was followedHumphreys Soldiers, Civilians take top honors at IMCOM Korea BOSS forum • Pvt. Audrey Hamilton, 3rd Battalion provide program members the opportunity 2nd Air Defense Artillery, Suwon Air Base to share experiences about BOSS supported IMCOM BOSS President of the Year; events, develop new ideas for the program • Dean Herrera, IMCOM Korea BOSS and attend professional development Morale, Welfare and Recreation Advisor of training in a classroom environment. the Year; “One of the best things about BOSS is • Command Sgt. Major Jason K. Kim, the classes we have,” said Taylor. “We have Humphreys Garrison, IMCOM Korea classes like event planning where we learn BOSS Military Advisor of the Year. how to plan functions and also learn about “We learned a lot and it was a great time the legal aspects of having events in our to network,” said Herrera, the Humphreys area. We also have finance training given by Garrison Community Activity Center IMCOM Korea that shows us what we can program director. “Every time we go use, and how we can use funds generated to BOSS events like this, we meet new through income generating activities.” members and it’s a really good time to re- Taylor said she’s found that the best way energize for coming events.” to get more Soldiers involved is to speak with More than 60 IMCOM Korea Soldiers Soldiers face to face and encourage them to and Civilians participated in the event, go to BOSS events. which included a guest speaker and club- “All single Soldiers are automaticallyIMCOM Korea BOSS Soldier of the Year Pfc. Anthony Lee, Alpha Company, 527 MI, (left) style entertainment. members of BOSS,” said Taylor. “They areHumphreys Garrison BOSS President Sgt. September Taylor, (center) and IMCOM Korea Military “We had a great motivational speaker at more than welcome to come out to eachAdvisor of the Year, Humphreys Garrison Command Sergeant Major Jason K. Kim (right) were this year’s forum,” said Humphreys BOSS and every event and even our meetingsamong more than 60 BOSS program representatives attending the annual BOSS forum, held at President Sgt. September Taylor. “He really on Tuesdays at 1500 in the CommunityYongsan’s main post club Jan 13-16. — U.S. Army photo courtesy Sgt. September Taylor got us all pumped up to get more people Activity Center. I encourage single SoldiersBy Ken Hall Yongsan’s main post club last week. involved with the BOSS program” to get involved in BOSS, so they have aUSAG-Humphreys Public Affairs The following Area III BOSS members Taylor said the one of the high-points of positive outlet for all of their energy and were recognized for their support of BOSS the conference was the entertainment. hard work.” USAG-HUMPHREYS — Four Area operations and activities during 2008: “A hypnotist performed and I have There are about 55 BOSS membersIII Better Opportunity for Single Soldier • Pfc. Anthony Lee, Alpha Co. 527th never laughed so hard in entire my life,” throughout Area III. The next BOSS eventprogram members won top honors during Military Intelligence battalion IMCOM she said. will be the Quarterly BOSS conference atthe annual IMCOM Korea BOSS forum at Korea BOSS Soldier of the Year; Taylor said BOSS conference events USAG-Casey April 15.
    • USAG-H • PAGE 22http://imcom.korea.army.mil AREA III THE MORNING CALM News & Notes First aid for our furry friends at Red Cross Homeschooling Spouses Get-Together The Homeschooling Spouses’ Get-Together for February will focus on the topic of: “Loving our children unconditionally: is it possible?” Come for food, friendship, and encouragement from other homeschooling spouses. The get-together will be held Monday, Feb. 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Bldg. 510 Apt. 108. For more information, contact Elisabeth Townley on 010-3144-0352 or email elisabethtownley@yahoo.com. This event is sponsored by USAG-Humphreys Chapel. EDIS Well Baby Clinic The Educational and Developmental Intervention Services is offering a clinic on raising your baby. Clinic is held every third Friday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. by individual appointment only. To sign up, call EDIS at 738-4422. Cervical Health Awareness Month January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. To schedule a well-woman appointment, call 753-5627. For more information on cervical health, contact Public Health Nursing at 753-8355 or Health Promotion at 753-7657. Boss Bargain Weekend Winter Games IMCOM-K Boss Bargain Weekend is hosting the 2009 Winter Games to be held from Feb. 15 until 17. Ticket price is $99, including slope- side lodging, award ceremony, buffet dinner, lift Chief Warrant Officer Brandon Smith, 1-2 Aviation Regiment treats his dogs Angel (left) and Colby (right) to an Osan Air Base Veterinary clinic ticket and rental for one day and night. Only 40 visit at the Community Activity Center Jan. 12. Download this photo at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photo by Lori Yerdon spaces are available for USAG-Humphreys. Make By Ken Hall line up a class date with one of their appropriate first aid procedures. Attendees your reservation no later than Wednesday, Feb. USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs veterinarians.” said Cecil Goodman, former of the Humphreys Pet First Aid class will 4 at the CAC. This event is open to single and ARC Humphreys Station Manager. have the option to practice what they may unaccompanied active duty U.S. military personnel USAG-HUMPHREYS — They’re the Course attendees will receive pet first-aid one day have to perform. only. For more information call 753-8825. smallest of our community members, and training that will help pet owners identify “We provide dog and cat mannequins Stress Management Classes sadly at times the most over-looked. They’ve injuries and illnesses; and know what to that participants will be able to learn CPR ACS is holding weekly stress management classes traveled with us thousands of miles around do and where to go with their pets during on, and learn how to check different parts Thursdays from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. at Bldg. 311. the world, riding alone in tight containers medical emergencies. of the animal’s body to identify symptoms Sessions are designed help individuals learn more in the cold underbellies of airliners to stay “Some of the training will consist of of illness and be able to treat small injuries,” effective ways for handling stress in everyday life. with us. They’re our pets, and a step-up in identifying symptoms and how to apply said Goodman. All ID Card holders are eligible for the course. their health care and well-being is in the medications”, said Goodman. “We’ll also The Red Cross Pet First Aid class is taught Contact ACS at 753-8401 for more information. works at the American Red Cross. provide a manual and a DVD which by trained veterinarians from the area and The ARC office at USAG-Humphreys is participants can take home that shows lasts about two hours. Usual class sizes will Biggest Losers Contest The second annual Biggest Losers Contest planning to conduct first aid classes for pet different cases for many different canines feature 10 participants. sponsored by the Area III Family & MWR Activities owners, beginning with first aid for dogs, as a reference aid.” For more information about enrolling Sports Program and Area III Health Promotion followed by first aid for cats at a later date. According to the American Animal in an American Red Cross Pet First Aid started Jan. 1 and will last through Mar. 31. The “We’re ready to conduct our first class, Hospital Association Web site, one in four Class, or other ARC classes offered at duo that loses the highest percentage of their and we’ve been working with the Osan pets that died from illness and accidents Humphreys Garrison, call DSN 753-7172 combined weight between their entry date and Veterinary Clinic since November to could have been saved with the use of or commercial at 0505-753-7172. Mar. 31 will each receive fabulous MWR prizes, including passes to Splish & Splash Water Park, Koreans to welcome Lunar New Year with rituals, festivities free bowling and an MWR Value Book. Change in Sick Call Hours 75th Medical Company Area Support, U.S. Army By Pfc. Kim, Hyung-joon patience, which will be associated with the much of the tradition has given way to Health Clinic - USAG-Humphreys announced a USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs characteristics of the events that will occur modernity for the sake of convenience. change in sick call hours. Effective Dec. 8, sick call in the New Year, as well as the personalities Although “Seollal” is often considered hours will be 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Monday-Wednesday USAG-HUMPHREYS — From Jan. 25 of the babies born during the lunar year. the first day of the lunar calendar, this is not and Fridays. There will be no sick call Thursdays. to 27, Koreans will observe their traditional There are many formal and informal so in technical terms. The lunar calendar In the event of an emergency, dial 119 if living off New Year’s Day, known as “Seollal” in Korean. traditional rituals families carry out on used in modern-day Korea, along with post, 911 if living on post or call the After Hours This is the most-important traditional New Year’s Day. The main ritual is “Chare,” most other cultures in the world, are in fact Clinic at 0505-753-8111. holiday in the Republic of Korea. “Seol,” which is the ceremony of making offerings lunar-solar calendars, meaning that months New Humphreys Flickr Website the relevant definition being unfamiliarity, to ancestors. Different kinds of traditional are added to synchronize the lunar cycle with Want to get copies of photos of a community is combined with “nal,” meaning “day” to ritual foods are prepared a day in advance. the solar year. event? It’s easy now that USAG-Humphreys form the word “Seollal.” On the morning of New Year’s Day, the During the Japanese occupation of the has its own Flickr photo-sharing webpage. To The lunar New Year’s Day changes each food is arranged in specific order on an altar Korean peninsula in the early 20th century, view or download your own high-resolution year depending on the lunar cycle. For 2009, table. Family members first ceremonially Japan abolished the lunar New Year and images of community events go to: www. the lunar calendar indicates that the first serve alcohol to the ancestors, followed by enforced the Japanese tradition of observing flickr.com/usaghumphreys. USAG-Humphreys day of the lunar year falls on Jan. 26 of the all the food on the table. Two formal bows the solar New Year on Jan. 1. The Republic Public Affairs Office will post images weekly. solar calendar. to the altar follow. of Korea officially restored lunar New Year Call 754-8598 for more information. The lunar New Year also welcomes the After “Chare,” family members gather in in 1989 by popular demand. Still, some We Want Your Stories! coming of the ox as the new zodiac symbol a less formal setting for “Sebe,” the giving Korean families continue to observe the solar We want to publish your stories and for the year. This is a tradition that can be and receiving of New Year’s blessings to one New Year, despite the solar New Year holiday photos in The Morning Calm Weekly traced back to ancient Chinese mythology. another. The younger members of family being just one day on Jan. 1 as opposed to and on the USAG-Humphreys Command The Chinese zodiac rotates a new animal bow to the elderly and receive “Sebe money” the three days of lunar New Year holidays. Channel. Please send any information every year in a 12-year cycle, in a preset order in return for their blessings. When this is Starting from several days ahead of the or products to Ken Hall at the USAG- which was determined by a race among the done, the family eats breakfast together. lunar New Year’s Day, it is recommended Humphreys Public Affairs Office at 754-8847 12 animals, according to mythology. There is much tradition associated with to greet Koreans with the expression, “Say or kenneth.david.hall@korea.army.mil. The ox is commonly associated with “Seollal,” such as the wearing of traditional hay bok mani badu say yo,” meaning “Please the traits of reliability, industriousness, and clothes and playing traditional games, yet receive many New Year’s blessings.”
    • JANUARY 23, 2009 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 23 http://imcom.korea.army.milHumphreys community remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.By Ken HallUSAG-Humphreys Public Affairs USAG-HUMPHREYS — About 50Soldiers, Civilians and Family membersspent their Monday participating in amile-long walk to remember as part of acommemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr. day here. The walk began at Independence Parkshortly after 9 a.m. and weaved its wayaround the east end of the airfield alongFreedom Road, finishing at Freedom Fieldabout 25 minutes later. “I think today’s remembrance is historicalbecause it’s on the eve of an African Americanbeing sworn in as the president of the UnitedStates,” said Daisy Watson, director of theUnited Services Organization here. “Weremember the dream of Dr. Martin LutherKing, Jr., and with the inauguration thisweek, we’ll be living the dream.” The USO provided free snacks and coffee Humphreys Garrison community members participate in a “Walk to Remember” to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here. About 50for participants. people walked one mile from Independance Park to Freedom Field in spite of temperatures hovering below 30 degrees fahrenheit. Download After the walk guest speakers read poetry this photo and find more photos from other events online at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Halland shared stories about what the messages Montgomery as she addressed the crowd at alright as long as they keep the homeland community, and everyone is part of it –King gave during the civil rights movement Freedom Field. tight … because together we will stand and everyone is a stakeholder and what thatmeant to them. “Now, look at me, being all that I can defend this great land and forget not one means is everyone has a duty to make it Chief Warrant Officer Paulette be because now we are dealing with true fallen Soldier who came and took a stand.” better in every way, treating everybody withMontgomery, 520th Maintenance Company diversity within the Army, Navy Air Force, Humphreys Garrison Commander dignity and respect. I’m very proud of thesaid King was among the first to fight for Marines, National Guard, Reserves – and Col. John E. Dumoulin, Jr. participated efforts of the people here at Humphreysthe right of every man, woman and child to me, standing hand-in-hand with every in the walk and praised the efforts of event and honored to be here on this special dayhave equality and equal rights. ethnic group, making the ultimate sacrifice organizers and all the participants. as we celebrate what Dr. Martin Luther “We all need to possess these qualities for the boys and girls who got dressed but “This was a real nice event for us all King, Jr. has done while America preparesthat come from within as he did,” said didn’t have the courage to fight, and that’s today,” said Dumoulin. “We have a great to inaugurate our new president.”First, last flight for combat veteran of Operations Iraqi, Enduring FreedomBy Sgt. M. Benjamin Gable Lutz was also featured in a National2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs Geographic program demonstrating the abilities of the Chinook aircraft. USAG-HUMPHREYS — Three flight Lutz and Chenault met early in Chenault’sschools, more than 150 combat missions, an final deployment to Korea last January. Theestimated 4,000 career flight hours–700 of two quickly became friends after meetingthose in combat. Number of hours logged and working together for the past year.flying a CH-47 Chinook: zero. “He contacted me and set everything That is until a recent change in Army up as soon as he heard about the changeRegulation 95-1, Flight Regulations which in regulation,” said Chenault. “Withoutaffords battalion and brigade standardization [Lutz], I don’t think I would have gottenofficers the opportunity to fly any aircraft the opportunity.”assigned to their battalions or brigades. Chenault and Lutz climbed into their “As soon as I read [the regulation] I knew seats in the Chinook aircraft’s cockpit–oneI wanted to fly with Richard,” said Chief that is nearly twice as large as the Apache’sWarrant Officer Alexander Lutz, a Chinook and, after quick hands-on tutelage andpilot and standardization officer for the familiarization, Chenault gripped the“Nightmare” battalion; 3rd Battalion, 2nd horseshoe-shaped thrust control lever andCombat Aviation Brigade. pulled his way skyward. “Richard,” is Chief Warrant Officer According to Lutz, there is a considerableRichard Chenault, an Apache pilot and difference in power between the AH-64 Chief Warrant Officer Richard Chenault, an Apache pilot and standardization officer withstandardization officer with Headquarters Apache and the CH-47 Chinook. Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 2nd CAB flies a CH-47 Chinook helicopter for the firstand Headquarters Company, 2nd CAB, “This thing will take off like a homesick time at USAG-Humphreys, Jan. 15. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. M. Benjamin Gablestationed here for the third time during his angel,” Lutz told Chenault through the his Apache and Lutz’s Chinook. According Chenault will be missed as well.27-year career. internal headset. to Lutz, Chenault had the opportunity to “I will miss [his] leadership and counsel,” Chenault has traveled on missions in Chenault grinned from ear to ear, experience the same training in those three said Col. Joseph A. Bassani, commanderpeacetime and war during his career aboard acknowledging the legitimacy of his friend hours that new pilots receive during their of 2nd CAB. “Richard was my right-handthe Chinook aircraft, but had never piloted and co-pilot’s adage. six-week course. Lutz showed his enthusiasm man on issues that affected our ability toone until Thursday. After Chenault adapted to the power throughout the flight by clapping in operate in one of the most demanding No problem. of the aircraft, the two were ready to roll. applause and giving his friend a thumbs up environment our Army has to offer. He is a The co-pilot for his inaugural Chinook The pilots and their crew of four took off after each successful task. true professional and friend.”flight was no stranger to him or the 98-ft. to execute several missions. They practiced Chenault then brought the Chinook Chenault won’t be hanging up his flyinglong, 23,400-pound aircraft. Lutz has been side-hill landings, sling-loading a block back to its resting place on the runway. He uniform just yet, though. He is movinga Chinook pilot for more than 20 years. weighing 5,000 pounds and landing on landed it squarely on his target, completing on to Fort Rucker, Ala. to be an ApacheHe also spent several years in the enlisted top of a mountain; in this case the narrow his first flight in the aircraft. instructor pilot, teaching incoming pilots allranks as a crewmember, even serving with mountain top of “Pinnacle 4.” “This was a great opportunity to fly the he has learned during his career. After onethen-Sgt. Richard Santos, now known as Chenault flew his new aircraft for more Chinook with my friend and I will miss year at Fort Rucker, he will retire from theCommand Sgt. Major Richard Santos, than three hours, often relaying to Lutz working with these guys on a daily basis Army to spend more time with his familyCommand Sergeant Major of 2nd CAB. the similarities and differences between here,” said Chenault. but continue to fly as a civilian instructor.
    • JANUARY 23, 2009 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 25 http://imcom.korea.army.milChilgok students enjoy fifth annualCamp Carroll English Camp, Jan. 12 (Clockwise from top left) Middle and high school students from Chilgok County learn about the Army and Camp Carroll during a group tour. Students and Soldiers play together at Camp Carroll’s indoor swimming pool. English Camp participants gather together for one group picture after the closing ceremony. Students wait for the closing ceremony to start at Camp Carroll’s Community Activity Center. Students and Soldiers bowl at the Camp Carroll Bowing Center. — U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Lee, DodamBy Pfc. Lee, Dodam The five-day camp was filled with various and interesting situations and activities. By as team instructors to make the camp evenUSAG-Daegu Public Affairs activities for students. At first, since it was taking a tour of the facility, they experienced more successful. the first time for students to speak English, how Soldiers live and American-style The camp was a collaborative effort CAMP CARROLL – It is again that time many of them were shy and did not attempt food and games. They also got to try out between Camp Carroll and Chilgokof the year. The fifth Annual Camp Carroll to speak a single word. However, as time simulated rifle shooting at the Engagement County. The U.S. Army provided theEnglish Camp was held Jan. 12 - 16, with a progressed, students found confidence in Skills Trainer training facility. venue and U.S. Soldiers as instructors,total of 53 students from middle and high themselves, became more active and started Twenty students from Daegu American and Chilgok County covered the students’schools in Chilgok County. The English talking to one another. School participated to help Chilgok County expenses, including all their meals and extraCamp has given students the opportunity to The program gave students the students to get familiar with American costs. Chilgok County was designated as alearn English as well as experience American opportunity to learn and improve their culture by sharing each other’s cultures. 14 Lifelong Open Education County by theculture on an Army installation. English language skills in a variety of fun U.S. soldiers and KATUSAs also volunteered Republic of Korea government in 2004.
    • USAG-D • PAGE 26http://imcom.korea.army.mil AREA IV THE MORNING CALM t News & Notes USAG-Daegu’s Good Neighbors Program invites 2009 DSA Tuition Scholarship Daegu University students to Garrison, Jan. 8 Applications for five tuition-only By Kim, Keun-kyo scholarships totaling $10,000 are now USAG-Daegu Public Affairs available to qualifying Daegu Spouse Association members and their CAMP HENRY – Thirty two Students dependents. The application with and English language instructors from applicable rules is available online at Daegu University toured United States www.taeguspouses.org. Submission Army Garrison Daegu’s Camps, Jan. 8. As deadline is March 31, 2009. Contact a part of Good Neighbor Program hosted Laurie Slade at sladeborg@aol.com or by USAG-Daegu, students and instructors 010-8671-6061 for more information. from local colleges visit USAG-Daegu each semester. Girl Scouts positions The installation tour began with an The U.S.A. Girl Scouts Daegu explanation of the history of Camp Henry committee is seeking the following and moved onto Soldiers’ barracks tour. volunteer positions for 2008-09. HHC, USAG-Daegu’s Soldiers led the Overseas committee Chairperson, students into their barracks, showing the Secretary, Treasure, Daisy, Brownie students their rooms. & Studio 2 B Leaders. Please call “It was a great experience seeing U.S Army LaTondra Anderson at 053-210-6003 Soldiers’ living environment,” said Park, for more information. Keun-ju, a student from Daegu University. After visiting, students and instructors Softball Coaches Wanted ate lunch in the Dining Facility. They The USAG-Daegu Sports Office is enjoyed lunch at the DFAC and had looking for a Post Level Softball conversations with U.S. Army Soldiers Coach and Assistant Coach for the and KATUSAs. Then they went to Camp 2009 traveling Men’s & Women’s Walker’s Communities Activity Center to Softball League, which plays from meet HHC, USAG-Daegu Soldiers. They May - August. Submit resumes to the had a good time talking with the Soldiers USAG Daegu Sports Director. Call and the air was alive with chatter and 764-4800. laughter. “We’ve planned this event because we Monthly Prayer Fellowship were curious about the lives of Soldiers.” Men of the morning calm montly said Professor Glenys Morgan, Daegu prayer breakfast and fellowship. First University. Saturday of each month at the Camp “It’s also important for our university (Top) HHC, USAG-Daegu, Staff Sgt. Jerome Yearby explains the history of Camp Henry Walker chapel annex fellowship starts students to get an idea what Americans to Daegu University students during the installation tour, Jan. 8. at 8 a.m. if you have any questions, are like instead of what students think please contact adam Morrison at 011- Americans are like. They get first-hand (Bottom) HHC. USAG-Daegu , Spc. Christopher Purley and Daegu University students share 9351-8033. information, get to meet, the Soldiers their cultural differences as a part of the installation tour. View thses photos at www.flickr. themselves, and some of them are getting com/imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photos by Kim, Keun-kyo Camp Carroll Worship Service to eat in a western style facility for the first Every Tuesday there will be an time. The Korean Army is much different University student representative. “I think great,” he added. 11:40 a.m. worship service at the than the experience that they see here.” this is a valuable opportunity for us because After a windshield tour at Camp Walker, Camp Carroll Chapel. Everyone is “This time is the first time for me to visit we get to know about Americans’ real life on the group waved goodbye to Camp Walker invited. Lunch will be provided after the camp,” said Huh Dong-ho, a Daegu this occasion. 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    • AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 27 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Making Dduk-Guk (Rice Cake Soup) for Korean New Year! Traditionally, Dduk-guk is the main dish on Korean New Year. It is soup with rice cake, and people believe that people have to eat Dduk-guk during the Korean New Year in order to gain one year of age. In addition to meaning you are getting one year older, Dduk-guk contains several other meanings. Eating Dduk-guk on Korean New Year also means to wish for a year without illness. Hoping to live with strength as Dduk (rice cake) as it shapes round and long. The round shape of Dduk like a coin also represents the rising sun. Due to this reason, when cutting Dduk, it has to be shaped in round like coin. Since Dduk is made with rice powder but any other ingredients, it symbolizes the sober mind of New Year’s Day. Directions Dduk-guk varies from province to • Chop the beef fine like a ground province; mainly the shape of Dduk is meat. different. Another name of Dduk-guk is • Place in a large cooking pot; add ‘Byung-tang,’ which means a broth made seasoning ingredients and stir-fry over of Dduk. Happy Korean New Year! medium heat until beef turns to light brown. Ingredients • Add water, bring to a boil, and then • 1 lb. rice cake, frozen and sliced reduce heat to low. • 2 oz. lean beef • Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Seasoning Ingredients • Rinse rice cake and drain. • 1/2 clove garlic, finely crushed • Turn heat to high and bring soup to • 1/2 tsp. soy sauce boiling. • 1/4 tsp. sesame oil • Add rice cake and cook five minutes • 1/8 tsp. pepper or until rice cake is tender. • 1 qt. water • Turn off heat; add green onions and • 1 sliced green onion egg garnish or beaten egg. • 1 egg for garnish • Mix well. Serve immediately.
    • USAG-D • PAGE 28http://imcom.korea.army.mil AREA IV THE MORNING CALMThis week’s USAG-Daegu job profile: Customer Service Officer How do you help USAG-Daegu to evaluate the Services the garrison is providing come out of the focus groups we’ve conductedaccomplish its mission? by telling us how well we are performing as a and also the seeing the increased customer I help the garrison hear the “Voice of the garrison at to what importance those services satisfaction rates around the garrison.Customer” by several different methods, are to our customers. What is the one thing that most peopleincluding the Interactive Customer Evaluation What qualities does your job require? don’t know about your job?system, where customers concerns and It takes a lot of coordination to get focus One of the things people might not knowcomments are responded to by our Service groups set up and then to document all the is that Customer Management Services is aProviders on a daily basis, our Community issues that come out of the focus groups each brand new program that is being implementedFIRST Program, where we conduct 2-3 quarter. My job requires some analysis of around the Army at many different installationsconstituent focus groups each quarter and Ms. Bridgewater, Robert customer satisfaction trends, which makes and Garrisons in the states and around thethen the issues from those focus groups USAG-Daegu Customer Service Officer the job quite interesting and rewarding. world. Myself and all the other Customerare acted on by our Service Providers and What do you like most about your job? Service Officers around the world are workingthen annually with our Customer Service Management Services Program full-circle, The thing I like most about my job is together to bring World-Class service to ourAssessment, which takes the Customer where customers around the garrison can actually seeing the positive results which have valued customers. AREA IV Job Opportunities ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER VACANCY GRADE LOCATION CLOSE DATE APF US CITIZEN POSITIONS KOEZ09203178 Supv IT Specialist GS-11 1st Sig Bde, 6 SC CW Jan. 29 KOEZ09783038R-1 Marine Cargo Specialist GS-9 837th Trans Bn, Busan Feb. 21 NAF US CITIZEN POSITION KRNAFEZ09001-K4-OC Teen Apprentice(Graphic Design) NF-1 Cp. Henry N/A KRNAFEZ09002-K4-OC Teen Apprentice(Sports management) NF-1 Cp. Walker N/A KRNAFEZ09003-K4-OC Teen Apprentice(Business Management) NF-1 Cp. Walker N/A KRNAFEZ09004-K4-OC Teen Apprentice(Library & Info Science) NF-1 Cp. Walker N/A KN NAF POSITIONS (Open to KN & 3rd Country Family Members) SN-09-0054T Billeting Clerk KGS-4 Cp. Carroll Jan. 29 USO PAC 19 ITT Specialist N/A Cp. Walker TBD PAC 20 Duty Manager N/A Cp. Walker TBD PAC 18 Programs Coordinator N/A Cp. Walker TBD PAC 16 Administrative Assistant N/A Cp. Walker TBD CONTRACT N/A On-Call HR Specialist N/A SERCO, Cp. Henry Until filled N/A Part-Time ACAP Counselor N/A ACAP, Cp. Henry Until filled For more information, contact Employment Readiness Program Manager, Steven Wegley at 768-7951 PAID ADVERTISING
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