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

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  • February 13, 2009 • Volume 7, Issue 17 Published for those serving in the Republic of KoreaInside 8th Army takes to Daegu community basketball court at celebrates full moon USAG-Humphreys festival fun Page 16 Page 26‘Ultimate Fighters’ take tothe mat in Warrior Country See Page 7 for coverageUltimate Fighting Championship members, Krzysztof Soszynski (standing) and Mike Whitehead (front) demonstrate their fighting skills to Soldiers at USAG-Red Cloud Feb. 7. To download highresolution photos from this event or other events featured in the Morning Calm, visit — U.S. Army photos by Jim Cunningham Yongsan Health Clinic moving In preparation for a $2.75 million dollar building renovation, the Yongsan Health Clinic will temporarily close its doors at noon on Friday, Feb. 13. The Yongsan Health Clinic will re-open at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 at its new location: 121st Combat Support Hospital, Ground Floor Sick Call by Appointment starts Wednesday, Feb. 18 The Appointment Line opens daily at 6 a.m. The YHC Appointment Line can be reached at 737-3331 (*Note – this phone line will not be activated until Feb. 18.)
  • NEWS • PAGE 2 NEWS THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Command - Korea Soldiers, Families, senior leaders improve Army quality of life 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 Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson CI Officer: James F. Cunningham USAG-YONGSAN Commander: Col. David W. Hall Public Affairs Officer: David McNally Staff Writers: Sgt. Im Jin-min, Cpl. Lee Min-hwi, Spc. Jason C. Adolphson USAG-HUMPHREYS Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy CI Officer: Lori Yerdon Writer-Editor: Ken Hall Designer: Pfc. Kim, Hyung Joon USAG-DAEGU Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier Public Affairs Officer: Ronald Inman Staff Writer: Pvt. Park, Kyung Rock Staff Writer: Lee, Dodam 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 De- fense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of 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 Col. Jimmie Keenan, Chief of Staff, Army Medical Action Plan, Army Medical Department, Office of the Surgeon General, listens as Captain Fayette contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. Frahm, former company commander of a hospital in Iraq, speaks about areas of concern for warriors in transition. Visit the IMCOM Flickr page The appearance of advertising in this publication, including at to view or download more photos from this event or from other Morning Calm news stories. inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or ser- Story and photos by Rob McIlvaine the Army said, ‘If you’re married, you can’t vices advertised. Everything advertised in this publication FMWRC Public Affairs join. If you get married while in the Army, shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, you can’t re-enlist’,” said Secretary of the Top 5 AFAP Issues age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or Arriving from garrisons as far away as Army Pete Geren to the AFAP delegates Courtesy of Rob McIlvaine patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity Korea, 117 delegates came together last week made up of Soldiers, Family members, FMWRC Public Affairs policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is to discuss issues, listen to subject matter wounded warriors, retirees and delegates corrected. experts provide background information on representing Army Families. Delgates from around the world new and old issues, and ultimately make the "The all-volunteer force required us to winnowed down hundreds of suggestions Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising Army a better place for Families to call home think very differently about many aspects at the 2009 Army Family Action Plan Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 through a process called the Army Family of the Army and certainly Family support,” conference to recommend senior leaders Fax: (02) 790-5795 E-mail: Action Plan. Geren said. address 16 new issues. Of those sixteen, five Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 The U.S. Army has been celebrating the At the first AFAP symposium, the were chosen as the most important, and Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post 25th anniversary of the creation of AFAP since attendees identified 65 issues. Over the the General Office Steering Committee SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Aug. 15. On that date in 1983, the U.S. Army past 25 years, AFAP has dealt with a total will begin addressing them during their Phone: DSN 724-3366 Chief of Staff, General John A. Wickham, E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly of 633 issues. next meeting. The top five issues are: wrote a ground-breaking white paper titled The work groups deliberated on issues “The Army Family” which identified the last week under the headings of Benefits Bereavement Permissive need for the Army to increase support to its and Entitlements, Facilities and Housing, Temporary Duty (TDY) Visit us online Families. Employment, Force Support, Family A military leave category for Gen. Wickham and his staff asserted that a The Morning Calm healthy Family environment allows Soldiers to Support, and Medical and Dental. The Family Support, Medical and Dental work bereavement does not exist. Multiple permissive TDY categories exist but concentrate more fully on their mission. groups were divided into two work groups none authorizes non-chargeable In 1983, the Army was transforming each because of the volume of issues they bereavement leave. Soldiers take from an organization of conscripted and were discussing. chargeable leave or a pass in the event short-term enlistees comprised of mostly Over 90 percent of AFAP issues are of the death of an immediate Family unmarried military members (with a 10 resolved at the local level, with more than member. Responsibilities associated percent re-enlistment rate) to an all-volunteer, 61 percent of the active issues impacting with the death of a Family member may professional force consisting of more than 50 all sister services. Since 1983, AFAP require more time than accrued leave or percent married personnel. has resulted in 107 changes to national a pass. Insufficient time for grieving “We’ve come a long way from a time when legislation, 154 revised Department of the loss of a Family member and Defense or Army regulations and policies, administering responsibilities impacts and 173 improvements to programs and the Soldier/Family’s ability to mourn services. and recover from a traumatic loss. Currently, according to Tricia Brooks, The recommendation sent forward Submitting to the HQDA AFAP Issue Manager, there to Army leadership was to establish The Morning Calm Weekly are 435 issues completed, with 118 a permissive TDY categor y for Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, unattainable, 75 still active, and five issues bereavement. story submissions and other items: combined. “Leaders trust and support AFAP Official Photograph For all submitted items include a point of con- because the members provide real-time tact name and telephone number. All items are Pete Geren, Secretary of the Army, speaks with Requirements for Soldiers information that enables commanders to Official photographs are not subject to editing for content and to insure they members of the Army Teen Panel, representing conform with DoD guidelines. respond more rapidly to resolve problems, required for all Soldiers. The Army the future the Army, who brought their concerns implement good ideas and guide policy only requires an official DA photograph IMCOM-K Public Affairs for Army youth world-wide, infectious enthusiasm formation,” said Brooks. at certain grade levels. In the event of and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located and considerable experience and creativity to “The average length to resolve an issue in Bldg. 1416, Yongsan Garrison Main Post. a soldier’s death, there is no official the five – day long AFAP conference. — Visit is three years,” Brooks said. “Last week, For information, call 724-3365. to download or view – See TOP 5, Page 18 – photos from this event – See AFAP, Page 18 –
  • FEBRUARY 13, 2009 NEWS NEWS • PAGE 3 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: Larceny of Private Property; Inves- tigation revealed Subject #1 entered Victim #1’s room and removed his pool stick which was unsecured and attended, and sold the pool stick at a local pawn shop. Subject #1also removed Victim #2’s camera from his room, which was unsecured and attended, and sold it at another local pawn shop. Further investiga- tion revealed Subject #1 also removed Victim #3’s ACU backpack, which was unsecured and unattended from the motor pool and sold it at a local pawn shop. Victim #1, Victim #2 and Victim #3 rendered written sworn statements attesting to the incident. Subject #1 reported to the USAG-Casey PMO where he was advised of his legal rights, which he waived rendering a written sworn statement admitting to the of- fense. Subject #1 was processed and released to his unit. Estimated cost of loss is unknown. Investigation continues. AREA I: Curfew Violation; Resisting Appre- hension; At 0015 Hrs, 05 FEB 09, Subject #1 was observed by Security Guard attempting to enter the walk through the gate. While Security Guard was waiting for Military Police, Subject #1 grabbed his ID card from the Security Guard and fled the scene. At 1300 Hrs, 05 FEB 09, Subject #1 was observed by Security Guard at- tempting to enter the Tokkori Gate. Subject #1 Changdeokgun Palace was constructed in 1405, the fifth year of King Taejong (r.1400-1418), the third Joseon Gyeongbokgung Palace was to the west and was apprehended by Military Police and trans- Changdeokgung Palace to the east. Full restoration work began on the palace in 1991 and is still underway. Despite all of the damage done to the palace in the ported to the USAG-Casey PMO, where he years past, Changdeokgung is relatively well preserved and is representative of Korean palace architecture. The garden of Changdeokgung is an extravagant sight was advised of his legal rights, which he waived with the palace architecture designed in harmony with the landscape. Visit for photos. — U.S. Army Photo by Edward Johnson rendering a written sworn statement admitting to the offenses. Subject #1 was processed and released to his unit. This is a final report. SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities AREA II: Driving Under the Influence of Jisan Forest Resort outdoor and indoor swimming pools, zoo, botanical great music and great fun. Seoul Plaza Ice Alcohol; Subject #1 was stopped at a KNP Jisan Forest Resort is located in Icheon city, garden, five tourist hotels, 23 accommodation and Skating Rink, Jung-gu, Seoul, Outside rink, checkpoint and was administered a Portable Breathalyzer Test, with a result of 0.159% Gyeonggi-do province, near the Incheon 21 shopping centers. It is a suitable place for short located in front of the Seoul City Hall; Walkerhill BAC. Subject #1 was apprehended by KNP Airport. All slopes are available for snow- family trips where you can relax your tired body Ice Skating Rink, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul; Olympic and transported to the Yongsan Main KNP Sta- boarders, and the moving staircases will help at the hot spring, and rest at the accommodation Park Ice Skating Rink, Songpa-gu, Seoul; Grand tion where he was charged by KNP for Driv- children and beginners move more easily. and recreation facilities in the complex. Visit www. Hyatt Ice Skating Rink, Yongsan, Seoul; World ing Under the Influence of Alcohol. Subject #1 In addition, the 6-seat chair lift is equipped or for Cup Park Ice Skating Rink, Songpa-gu, Seoul, was released into Military Police custody and with a heating system. Although the slopes more information. outdoor ice skating rink and snow sledding field; was transported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO are not that big, this resort is loved by many Lotte World Indoor Ice Skating Rink, Songpa-gu, where he was issued an Order to Show Cause people because of its convenient facilities and Angel and the Woodcutter (Thru Feb. 22) Seoul, located inside the Lotte World Theme Memorandum and an Appendix K. Subject #1’s USFK drivers license was retained. Subject close proximity to Seoul. Jisan Resort does A heartbreaking Korean theatre show with a Park; Bundang Olympic Ice Skating Rink, #1reported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO where not suffer from overcrowding, and so visitors powerful message, this performance tells the Seongnam city, Gyeonggi Province; Korea he was advised of his legal rights, which he in- here can enjoy skiing without experiencing story of how Koreans believe that a long time ago, University Ice Skating Rink, Seongbuk, Seoul, voked. This is a final report. long waits at the lifts. Facilities at Jisan angels came down from the heavens to bathe. Indoor international ice skating rink located Resort are very reasonably priced. In terms Cho-In Theatre takes the beloved tale of an angel inside the university. Visit www.tour2korea for AREA II: Traffic Accident Resulting in Per- of accommodation facilities, condos range who falls in love with a woodcutter, and in a striking more information on these venues. sonal Injury and Damage to Private Property; from 85,000won to 195,000 won (condo prices new version sets it amidst a terrible war, where Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol; Subject differ by the weekend, the weekday and the the angel must sacrifice everything for her family. Snow Sledding #1, while attempting to park his vehicle, failed to judge proper clearance and struck Victim season), and restaurants and supermarkets Cho-In Theatre tells this story entirely without Many sledding facilities have separate slopes #1. Victim #1 sustained foot and hip pain and are also available. Jisan Resort also operates words, using puppets, exquisite choreography for children and adults, some have tube sleds stated he would seek medical treatment at a a free shuttle bus from Seoul. Also available and traditional music, to give a unique insight into for children and extra-large sized sleds for later time. Subject #1’s vehicle sustained no are a Snow park for kids, playground for Korea’s rich history and culture. Performances two or more people, as well as the traditional visible damages. Subject #1 and Victim #1 re- infants, ski shop, campsite, cycling course, are scheduled for: Tuesday-Fridays, 7.30 p.m.; plastic sleds. Korean Children’s Center Snow ported to the Yongsan Main KNP Station where basketball court, soccer field, putting course, Saturdays, 6 p.m. and Sundays, 3 p.m. at Arreum Sledding Field, Gwangjin, Seoul, Includes KNP detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage and golf practice range. Visit www.jisanresort. Daun Theater, Daehangno, Seoul (Hyehwa subway other entertainment facilities, exhibitions, and emitting from Subject #1’s person. Subject #1 or station, exit 4, line 4). For more information, visit convenience facilities; Korean Folk Village Snow was administered a Portable Breathalyzer Test, Sledding Field, Yongin city, Gyeonggi province, with a result of 0.143% BAC. Subject #1 was charged by KNP for Obligation for Safe Driv- Hot Springs enjoy snow sledding and learn about Korean ing and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Bugok Hot Springs, located at the foot of Mt. Goseong Pollack, Sea Fest (Feb. 19-22) traditional culture at the Korean Folk Village; Victim #1 verbally attested to the incident. Deokamsan, Gyeongsangnam-do is one of the The Pollack Festival is held each February in to Seoul Land Snow, Gwacheon city, Gyeonggi; Subject #1 was processed and released into best hot springs in South Korea ‘Bugok’ was celebrate the local fish specialty of Goseong-gun in Everland Snow Buster, Yongin city, Gyeonggi Military Police custody. Subject #1 was trans- named according to the iron pot shape of the Gangwon-do Province to ensure a good haul and province; Taereung Snow Sledding Field, ported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO where his land. The temperature of the water is 78°c, community. Visit Nowon, Seoul; Yongin Hanwha Snow Sledding driving privileges were suspended. Subject #1 and contains sulfur and more than 20 kinds Field, Yongin City, Gyeonggi province, located was issued an Appendix L and his passport and of inorganic matters such as silicon, chlorine, Ice Skating (Around Seoul) inside the ski resort; Yangpyeong Hanwha drivers license were retained. Subject #1 was advised of his legal rights, which he invoked. calcium and iron. As a multi-complex resort, Ice-skating is a special winter activity. Lotte World’s Snow Sledding Field, Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi Subject #1 was processed and released to his Bugok Hot Spring Tourist Special Complex indoor facilities offer year round ice skating fun, province, located inside the Yangpyeong Resort, supervisor. Subject #1 reported utilization of covers various facilities other than the large but to ice skate in true classic style, head to one skiing also available. Visit his seatbelt. This is a final report. spa, such as the grand performance hall, of these outdoors facilities and enjoy great views, for detailed information on these venues. Source:,,, — No endorsement implied.
  • NEWS • PAGE 4 NEWS THE MORNING CALM This Week’s Profile in Service: 2009: Year of the NCO Name: Staff Sgt. Boydston, Daniel Organization: HHC, USAG-RC Job Description: Chaplain Assistant NCOIC for the Area I Chaplain’s office. NCOIC of the Red Cloud Chapel. Fund Manager for USAG-Red Cloud Area I Chapel Tithes and Offering Fund. Staff Sgt. Daniel Boydston Time In Service: 19 years, 7 monthsRecent Accomplishments: Reorganized and corrected the deficiencies within the ChapelTithes and Offering Funds for USAG-Red Cloud Area I Garrison Chaplain’s Office. By doingthis, Staff Sgt. Boydston saved the Chapel several thousand dollars which resulted in the Chapelto do charity work with the orphanage that USAG-Red Cloud is involved with. Staff Sgt.Boydston personally mentored one KATUSA, and one U.S. Army Soldier preparing themfor competing and winning the Area 1 KATUSA and Soldier of the Quarter Boards for twoconsecutive quarters. SSG Boydston mentored one U.S. Soldier preparing him for SergeantPromotion Board. SSG Boydston served as an Area I Garrison NEO Warden consisting of 13families; total 36 family members. Through numerous hours of screening personnel records,SSG Boydston established a zero deficient record system of all NEO personnel under his care.SSG Boydston’s leadership motto is, “A good NCO is one who makes all necessary sacrificesfor the accomplishment of the mission of taking care of all soldiers, not just the ones underhis or her direct supervision.” He did this by mentoring the soldiers that won the boards andpassed the Sergeant Promotion Board on his time totally over 60 hours.To feature an NCO from your organization in the Morning Calm, send a photo, brief description andsupervisor endorsement to or call 724-3366 for details. Career opportunities solicited by 411th Contracting Support Brigade/U.S. Army Contracting Command Korea If you are interested in providing Admin Support Services as an independent contractor for Assistant Chief of Staff (ACofS) CJ5, please contact Maj. Carter at (DSN) 724-8624 or Jenny Suh at (DSN) 724-3156/3334.AVOTEC: Army selected for educational pilot program The Army has been selected by Congress to participate in an education pilot program designed toprovide additional ways to expand education opportunities. Soldiers, officers and Wounded Warriors servingon active-duty, to include National Guard and Reserve Soldiers on extended active-duty, may acquiretechnical, vocational, or advanced training and re-training. This short-term pilot program is intended toprovide training in high-demand career fields to help Soldiers find employment after they transition out of theArmy. Army Education is working with technical and community colleges throughout the United States tobuild upon existing programs and develop new pilot re-training in career occupations, such as rehabilitation,nursing, medical technology, and other health care occupations. The Army Vocational/Technical websitelaunched Jan. 15 and Army Education Centers and Soldier Family Assistance Centers is now assistingSoldiers with enrollment. IT/IA Project Management Training to be held Army Information Assurance professionals (Military, Civilians, and Contractors) throughout Korea are encouraged to attend this IT/IA Project Management training scheduled for Feb. 23 – 27 at the Area III DOIM training classroom located on USAG-Humphreys. The Department of Defense requires Information Technology and Information Assurance professionals who manage projects to have an in-depth knowledge of project management skills and abilities. Attendance is limited to 15 students. There is no cost for attendance; however TYD/Per Diem requirements must be funded by the student’s organization if required. Please submit a completed SF 182 no later than Feb. 19 via e-mail to RCIO- Students selected for attendance will be notified via e-mail no later than Feb. 20. Point of contact is GS12 David Sewell, RCIO-Korea IA Branch, DSN (315) 723- 2376, e-mail: Signal Center hosts annual Facility Control Office Conference The 6th Signal Center will host its annual Facility Control Office Conference atCamp Walker Feb. 26-27. All Army, Air Force, Navy personnel to include civilians andKorean Nationals are invited to attend. Attendees must have at least a Secret SecurityClearance verified by their security managers. Exceptions will be made for KoreanNationals. For more information, contact any one of the following: Craig Rowan, 764-3923 or Jonathan Brock, 764-3923 or Alejo Quinata, 764-3902 or
  • FEBRUARY 13, 2009 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 5 Joseph Lee of the 55th Military Police Battalion on USAG-Casey, participates in Military Police vehicle driver’s training while Sgt. Kenneth Peterson, of the same Battalion directs using handsignals as Staff Sgt. Iakopo Samuelu instructs course participants during driver’s training held in the parking lot next to the 55th MP Battalion barracks. — U.S. Army photo by Jim CunninghamNew driver’s training for MPs begins on CaseyBy Jim Cunningham Provost Marshall’s Office investigator and Division Safety Office to come in and train go on the road.”USAG-RC Public Affairs driving instructor. “Most of the time we the MPs. The first two students to take the train in an area where we can practice “We are using the 94th MP Battalion practical driving course were Sgt. Kenneth USAG- CASEY — More than 40 high speed driving skills honed for chasing training personnel and Provost Marshal Peterson of 31 Bravo MPs and Koreanmembers of the 55th Military Police suspects of crimes.” Traffic and Operations section to come Augmentation to the United States ArmyBattalion began three days of training aimed The training is in addition to training in and brief and explain the importance soldier, Cpl. Joseph teaching and improving their driving already in place for Soldiers who become of drivers training, and the importance of “We train with rubber cones, but whenskills for police work Feb. 3 – 5. The course Military Police at USAG-Casey. maintaining control of your vehicle in all we are out in the village patrolling, theincludes two days of classroom training and “When a platoon rotates to go on the weather conditions,” Hunt said. spaces between the cars and the buildings areone day training in both daylight driving road and do training, they will get three Driving in Korea makes special demands so tight it requires good training,” Petersonand night driving. The night driving skills days of driver’s training prior to assuming on drivers. This special training includes said. “Ground guiding is very importantincluded a focus on backing up, ground road duties,” said Lt. Col. Hans Hunt, learning to maneuver a military police and that is where a lot of mishaps happen.guiding, and identifying blind spots. The USAG-Casey Provost Marshall. “These MPs vehicle in those circumstances. You have to communicate with your driverpractical driving instruction included are getting ready to go on the road for the “Because we are required to travel off and he must understand the signals youweaving courses and close parking and next six months doing law and order duties. the installation, especially down American give him.”maneuvering skills. When the next platoon comes on the road Alley in Bosandong, and we have to travel “I am taking this training so I can become “We set the obstacle cones closer together they will get the same training.” to Camp Stanley and USAG-Red Cloud and a safer driver while working,” Lee said. “Thisfor the weaving course because in Korea Instead of offering a standard ‘in house’ all throughout Area I, we want to make sure training definitely gives us more confidencethe streets and roads are narrower and military police training course, Hunt we are covering down on all conditions,” while driving and it enhances our abilitiesrequire more skill to maneuver,” said Staff brought in outside agencies from the USAG- Hunt said. “We want to give them the most while driving at night. We have learned a lotSgt. Iakopo Samuelu, 55th MP Company Red Cloud Safety Office and 2nd Infantry comprehensive training we can before they about manuvering as well.” Soldiers of HHC qualify at North Star Range Pvt. Jung, Hyun Sik of Headquarter, Head- quarters Company, zeros his M-16 rifle on North Star Range Feb. 4. Two dozen Sol- diers participated in the qualifications for M-16 this month due to cancellations be- cause of snow. Before qualifying, Soldiers had to make sure the aiming sights were zeroed in correctly. All but one qualified. Those who did not qualify this month will have another chance in March. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Kim Tae Hoon
  • USAG-RC • PAGE 6 AREA I THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Workshop teaches leadership to think outside the box New! Mitchell’s Sunday Brunch By Jim Cunningham Mitchell’s will offer Sunday Brunch from 10 USAG-RC Public Affairs a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday. No reserva- tions are required. For more information USAG-RED CLOUD — The Civilian call: 732-8189/8211. leadership on USAG-RC was treated to an unusual workshop Jan. 30 in Red 2009 Eighth Army Cloud’s Mitchell’s Club from Fred Meurer, BATAAN Road March Monterey, Calif. city manager. The unique Registration for the 2009 BATAAN Road March will be from 7-8:15 a.m. Feb. 21 in challenges he faced while manager found the Carey Fitness Center USAG-Casey. him well prepared because of the challenges Race will begin 8:45 a.m. The event is he faced as a garrison commander during his open to active duty military personnel as- tenure with the Army. signed to the 8th Army with a DEROS no His experience includes being a U.S. sooner than April 4 2009. For more infor- Army Corps of Engineers officer, executive mation call:725-5064. officer for the 8th Army engineers, Fort Ord Director of Engineering and Housing, New Osan Bus Schedule a City Public Works director and city The bus schedule changed to enhance passenger’s convenience and reflect the manager. The biggest share of his message actual ridership. Main changes are: was community collaboration and creative 11:30 p.m. bus routes for Friday, Saturday examination of the possible. and U.S. holidays are eleminated. Osan “My whole purpose in life, as the city Express will run twice daily from 9 a.m. manager in Monterey, is to beat the status leaving Casey arriving Red Cloud 9:40 a.m. quo,” Meurer said. “I absolutely refuse to let and Osan at noon, 11 a.m. Casey 11:40 the status quo beat me. I encourage you to a.m. Red Cloud, 2 p.m. at Osan. Leaves take on the same attitude.” Osan 3:30 p.m. to Red Cloud 4:20 p.m. and Meurer pointed out Red Cloud has Casey 5:10 p.m. Leaves Osan 6:30 p.m. to Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson (left) gives Fred Meurer his Commander’s Coin before the seminar Red Cloud 7:20 p.m. and Casey 8:10 p.m. similar commonality of interests as he did as city manager. For city managers objectives, began Jan. 30 in Red Cloud’s Mitchell’s Club. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham For more information call: 738-3380. especially since he needed to keep the Army Department of Defense entities to include services is vital, Meurer explained. For him, Why Catholic Facilitator’s Training fort in town, were to serve their citizens the community where they exist. attaching customer surveys to each work The Why Catholic Facilitator’s Training will (which also included military members), be When cutting budgets and money gets order returned comments at a optimized be held in the Yongsan Religious Retreat cost effective and keep their base open. The tight, Meurer relies on his Public Affairs rate of 15 percent. Center Feb. 20-22. For more information installation commander objectives are to personnel and their ability to get the word “The bottom line is: What you do not call: 732-6016. serve Soldiers and Families, be cost effective out to the workplace, which is vital to measure, you simply cannot improve,” and to accomplish operational missions. understanding the process. Meurer said. Ash Wednesday Services Ash Wednesday Services will be held Feb. He also pointed out the differences city “My public affairs and community The lessons learned are: be creative and 25 11:45 a.m. Camp Hovey, 11:45 a.m. managers have in comparison with garrison outreach person is with me continually,” collaborative, manage facilities as assets, not Camp Stanley, 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. US- commanders; namely, time horizons, public Meurer said. “Every discussion I have, with liabilities, allow local standards to prevail, AG-Red Cloud, 7 p.m. USAG-Casey. For process, public theater, one boss versus five, my staff, or with the public, my PAO is with ask what is to be done, not how. more information call: 732-8854. seven, or more, regionalization and levels me to make sure the public understands “Each party must recognize and satisfy of oversight. what I have to say and making sure they are the needs of the other,” Meurer said. “Do Spouses Orientation Program Dates A major resource for solving situations there to help the staff understand how to say not move your risk to your partner, and The Spouses Orientation Program sched- faced by both the garrison commander and what they need to say.” respect each other’s situation.” ule dates are Feb. 24 for USAG-Casey, city managers is to revise their thinking How to get feedback from customers The session closed with practical exercises Feb. 17 at USAG-RC. Attendace is manda- tory. For more information call: 732-7779. about joint endeavors with only other and those affected by actions taken on using ideas learned from the seminar. USAG-RC Physical Council Meeting The USAG-RC Physical Council meeting will take place in the Digital Conference Aquatic PT program open for all in Area I Center USAG-Casey Mar. 19 from 1:30 By Jim Cunningham to 3 p.m. For more information call: 730- USAG-RC Public Affairs 6684. USAG-RED CLOUD — Soldiers and EEO/POSH Training Schedule EEO/POSH refresher training will be held Civilians now have a new choice for physical in the FMWR classroom March 9 on US- training and exercise regimens since Aqua AG-Red Cloud and in the Digital Confer- PT has begun. The new program allows ence Center on USAG-Casey March 25. trainees to gain a more thorough exercise These courses are mandatory for all Dept. in a shorter amount of time than running of the Army employees. For more informa- or jogging would allow, explains Paul tion call: 732-6273. Henevich, USAG-RC aquatics specialist. “This type of exercise concentrates on Army Career and Alumni Program the entire body, not just the legs or arms,” Events The ACAP program will offer a retirement Henevich said. “The normal physical briefing Feb.19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. training Soldiers get gives their joints a lot in the ACAP classroom on Camp Mobile. of pounding. Aqua PT eliminates that type For more information call: 730-4033. of injury.” Aqua PT was originally developed by Mardi Gras 2009 the 1992 Olympic Training Committee. Mardi Gras 2009 will be held in USAG- Henevich explained he drew from his Casey’s Gateway Park Feb. 21 beginning experience with that committee in at noon. It will feature many events includ- formulating the regimen offered by Family ing: Cajun cook-off at the Gateway Club, Mardi Gras Parade on USASG-Casey Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports Main Blvd. at 3 p.m.., Children’s Ragging as well as taking expert advice from 121 Cajun Carnival with children’s games, face Hospital in Yongsan. painting and a magic show. Evening events The technique of Aqua PT brings along for adults begin at 6. p.m. For more infor- many benefits in contrast to the physical Soldiers work through Aqua PT drills as Paul Henevich, USAG-RC aquatics specialist calls out mation call: 732-7292. the pace. Aqua PT is not new to Area I, Henevich has offered it several times in the past eight – See AQUATIC, Page 7 – years. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
  • FEBRUARY 13, 2009 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 7 athletes teach Red Cloud Warriors new movesTelevision fight stars givetroops clinic in ultimateskills techniqueBy Jim CunninghamUSAG-RC Public Affairs USAG-RED CLOUD — Soldiers weretreated to learning new fighting skills fromthe best in the fight entertainment businessFeb. 7 in the Red Cloud Physical FitnessCenter. Members of the Ultimate FightingChampionship: Jorge Rivera, KrzysztofSoszynski and Mike Whitehead, instructedmore than a dozen Soldiers how to use theirunique fighting skills during a two-hourhands on session. “We are here to support the troops andgive a little back because they do so muchfor us,” Whitehead said. “This is just a littletoken of our appreciation. We flew out toKorea and we have been going to all thedifferent camps on the peninsula to put onlittle seminars, and to teach the troops alittle of what we do. We hope to give thema morale booster and hang out with themfor a while. I am glad they got out here and Ultimate fighter Mike Whitehead (left) gives instructions to Pvt. Johnathon Fortier (right) and Sgt. Park, Sung Man (bottom) on how to use Ultimaterolled around on the mats with us, and I Fight techniques during a two hour clinic held in Red Cloud’s Physical Fitness Center Feb. 7. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunninghamhope they learned a thing or two.” And learn a thing or two they did saidPvt. Johnathon Fortier. I learned moretechniques and more drills tonight. I knowthis will add to my combative skills. It isalso good for our morale, being away fromour families and all. This is good support;we need more morale boosters. “These fighters are the best,” said Sgt.Park, Sung Man. “They taught us a lot ofgood moves for our combat skills. I had agreat time!” The UFC is based in the United Statesand is currently recognized as the largestmixed martial arts organization. It beganas a single-event tournament to find theworld’s best fighters without regard to theirstyle. It began with a limited number ofrules, but promoters advertised it as ‘noholds barred’ and contests were often violentand brutal. Early fights were more spectaclethan sport until the organization adoptedbetter rules and became sanctioned by stateathletic commissions and marketed itself asa legitimate sporting event. They dropped Ultimate Fighters Krzysztof Soszynski (top) and Mike Whitehead (bottom) give troops demonstrations of ultimate fight techniques during a twothe ‘no holds barred’ banner and advertise hour clinic in the Red Cloud Fitness Center Feb. 7. To view these photos and more from the Morning Calm online, visit as mixed martial arts. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham AQUATIC Continued from Page 6 One does not have to be a swimmer to PT twice every day. I am always looking fortraining regimens Soldiers are already doing, There are parts of Aqua PT illustrated participate in Aqua PT, Henevich said. Non more ideas to push my workout. I heardHenevich said. in the Army physical fitness manual, swimmers are sometimes afraid to come to about Aqua PT and came out to try it. It is “Aqua PT is a low to no impact workout,” but it is not generally put into action by the Aqua PT workout because they do not definitely worth the effort.Henevich said. “The Soldier gets the benefit noncommissioned officers because most know it does not involve swimming. This is a lot better than regular PTof not having the pounding on the legs or have not been trained with it. “I came to Aqua PT to try something because it allows you to do more withoutknees, with no shin splints or lower back This situation may be because the Soldiers different from our daily workout,” said Sgt. damaging your joints.”problems. It is a way of getting relief from day is a very crowded workday and PT time 1st Class Corye Carrington. “I heard this was a very good workoutpounding the pavement every day. It also does not always allow for the extra time it “My PT score is pretty good, so I really and good conditioning, so I came out fortargets the endurance of the athlete. Within would take to get ready for Aqua PT. do not have to do this to improve; I just it,” said Capt. David Cornelius. “This willtwo weeks the participant should see a “Everything we do is on the clock,” wanted to do something different in sports improve every Soldier’s PT skills and I highlydifference in their run. They should feel Henevich said. “We allow minutes for rest for enjoyment. recommend it.”more refreshed after a two- mile run than and we have set times for the different Aqua This is more of a cardio-vascular type Aqua PT sessions begin at the USAG-RCthey normally do.” aerobic exercises.” of workout, so I know it will improve my heated swimming pool at 6 p.m. Monday, The more you push into the water, the Henevich had many Soldiers ask how running and other workout activities. We Wednesday and Friday. Aqua PT will startharder the water pushes back, Henevich to exercise using Aqua techniques, so he should be doing this for morning PT more at the USAG-Casey Hanson Field Housesaid. It definitely is a workout where the developed a program with a specific regimen than once a week.” on Tuesday and Thursday this summer.more you put into it, the more you get athletes could follow to enhance their “I came to enhance my normal PT For more information call the USAG-RCout of it. physical fitness training. routine,” said Staff Sgt. Jose Cabrera. “I do Swimming Pool: 732-6553.
  • FEBRUARY 13, 2009 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 9 Fire Station tests new ways to save lives By Pfc. Hwang Joon-hyun USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — T h e Yongsan Fire Station trained on a new set of equipment for responding to vehicle accidents then tested their life-saving capabilities during an exercise Feb. 3. The $650,000 acquisition comprised of advanced stabilizers for preventing crashed vehicles from moving and possibly causing more injuries, and a hydraulic rescue tool used for vehicle extrication nicknamed ‘Jaws of Life.’ “It gives us the capability to quickly open the vehicle up and take the vehicle off from around the person, versus taking the person off the vehicle, which is sometimes way easier,” said Harold Persons, assistant chief. “That greatly enhances our ability to save a person’s life, without actually causing further injuries.” Rescuers can use the Jaws for just about any situation from vehicle accidents to airplane or helicopter crashes. Different modules or attachments, such as the cutter, the spreader or the ram are available and that gives the unit more flexibility. Firefighters had familiarization training Above: A Yongsan firefighter practices opening a wrecked in the morning then ran an exercise using a vehicle with the new hydraulic ‘Jaws of Life’ during an disposable vehicle to get hands-on experience exercise Feb. 3. Left: Firefighters learn the fundamentals of with the new tools. the new equipment before putting it to the test. — U.S. Army The firefighters first practiced using the photos by Pfc. Hwang Joon-hyun stabilizers on a vehicle lying on its side then simulated a rescue operation by cracking “That greatly enhances our open the car using the new Jaws. “We had old electronic tools for similar ability to save a person’s life, purposes, but the new hydraulic ones are far more powerful and easy to use,” said without actually causing Yongsan firefighter Sok Jung-hoon. “These will really help us in our operations.” further injuries.” Yongsan Fire Chief Alex Temporado said the key feature of the new equipment Harold Persons is versatility. “We can respond to wider USAG-Yongsan Assistant Fire Chief range of situations,” he said, “and improve effectiveness at saving lives.”Faces of Strength: Sgt. Jamin BassetteBy Sgt. Brandon Moreno Army Regulation and write a report on it leader is apprenticeship.Eighth U.S. Army Public Affairs instead conducting some form of physical "I truly believe you have to start as a training. I believe this corrective training junior Soldier in order to become a leader," YONGSAN GARRISON — The phrase is what really prepared me in the future for he said. "As a junior Soldier, learn as much“age is nothing more than a number” could the boards I would attend.” as you can from your NCOs. In the end theyquite possibly be used as a catch-phrase for Although it was punishment and might will only help you to develop as a Soldier20-year-old Sgt. Jamin Bassette, the training be considered unconventional by some, it and a leader."room noncommissioned officer for the eventually contributed to his induction into These ideas and leadership skills areUnited Nations Command Honor Guard. the storied Sgt. Audie Murphy Club. What reflected in his Soldiers. One Soldier in He h a s s e r v e d j u s t o v e r t h r e e this corrective training also contributed to particular is following is his footsteps.years in the military and earned two was Bassettes two consecutive wins at the “One of my Soldiers, Pfc. ShawnArmy Commendation Medals and NCO of the Quarter board. Coleman, was recently named the Soldiersix Army Achievement Medals. He “Beyond just knowing the text book of the Quarter,” Bassette said. “When healso accomplished induction into the answers, it was also my leaders and my went to the board, I remember he waslegendary Sgt. Audie Murphy Club. own personal experiences in the Army that asked to describe subjects like the chain of Bassette started out as a mechanic, enabled me,” Bassette said. “The Sgt. Audie command in his words and his responsesbut not too long after working this job Murphy board was no joke. I remember they were what we would call infantry answers.he decided it was time for a change and asked me questions like, ‘How would you Although the board members thoughtbecame an infantryman. react if one of your Soldiers pulled a knife on some of the answers were funny, they It was his switch from working in the another Soldier?’ They really wanted to see Bassette knew they came from a place of truemotor pool to practically living in the if you had the kind of leadership skills you understanding and confidence."field that eventually brought him to the cant learn from reading a regulation." you can from them, they are what make and In the future, Bassette will take hisNCOs who would enable him to be the After talking about his own break you in this Army,” he said. “The Army knowledge and skills and put them to theleader he’s become today. experiences, he took some time to reflect makes a big deal about the NCO Education test when he competes in the 8th U.S. Army “Before I came to Korea I was stationed on his own personal beliefs pertaining System and professional development NCO of the year competition. If all go goesat the National Training Center in to leadership and gave future leaders a schools, and dont get me wrong theyre well, he will continue on to the DepartmentCalifornia,” he said. “When I would screw word or two of advice. great, but thats not what makes a leader." of the Army Level to compete for the titleup, my NCOs would have me study an “If you have great NCOs learn everything Bassette said he thinks what makes a of NCO of the Year.
  • USAG-Y • PAGE 10 AREA II THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Need Information? New in Korea? Feeling Lost? Have questions that need answers? Army Community Service wants to help. Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. stop by the Dragon Hill Lodge Market Square to meet the ACS Outreach representatives to get your questions answered and learn about what is happening in the Yongsan community. For information, call 738-7123. SAHS Band Performance There will be a free, Seoul American High School Band Performance 2 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Moyer Theatre, Building 2259. For information, call 723-3266. FRG Meeting A Family Readiness Group meeting is scheduled for 10:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 24 at Balboni Theatre. Learn about NEO and how to fill out your packet! Listen to a short briefing about Suicide Prevention and hear from our Special Troops Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Colyer. Families from all services are welcome. For information, call 02-6355-4143. Appreciation Night The Main Post Club is having Korean employee KATUSA/ROK Soldier Appreciation Night Feb. 26. There will be free snacks and T-shirts while supplies last. For information, call 723-5678. Yongsan community members can find answers and help at during the tax season at Moyer Community Activities Center, Room 113. Karaoke Night Preparing for the 2008 Tax Season Enjoy Karaoke Night at the Uptown Lounge in Main Post Club 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Participants can win $25 cash! For information, call 723-5678. Free Movies By Capt. Minna M. Oh tax documents should be available as of the to have your refund deposited directly into Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation wants you to know that a visit to the cinema Yongsan Tax Center date of this article. For those of you who your bank account, bring a voided check is on them. Just show your ID card at the are new to filing tax returns, the documents with your bank’s routing and account USAG-Yongsan Movie Theater to get in for YONGSAN GARRISON — Thanks to you most likely need are IRS Forms W-2 numbers. You can also find this information free. Enjoy your benefits from FMWR. For all the tax documents arriving in the mail, and 1099. Your W-2 indicates how much online at MyPay. information, call 738-5254. you’ve probably realized that tax season income you made from your employer. If Confirm whether you can claim has arrived. Although the filing deadline you receive military income, you can access the dependency exemption for your Veterinary Clinic Renovation is months away, now is the time to start your W-2 on the MyPay website. child. Divorce and separation have tax The Veterinary Clinic is currently under gathering the documents and information You may also have a Form 1099 if you consequences, particularly when children are extensive renovation. During this facility upgrade, the clinic will remain open and you need to prepare your tax returns. received unearned income, such as interest involved. The IRS assumes that the taxpayer provide full service clinic vaccinations Fortunately, the YTC is here to help. from a savings account. If you are able to with primary physical custody of the child is and sick call appointments only. No Helpful Hints: access your account online, you may be able entitled to claim the dependency exemption surgery appointments will be available Verify the name and number on to obtain your 1099s online as well. and any available child tax credits. If you at this time. Renovations are projected your Social Security card. Be sure that Know the amount of your 2008 are the noncustodial parent and wish to to be completed by February 2009. For the name on your Social Security card economic stimulus payment. This is a NEW claim the exemption and credits, you must information, call 738-4257. matches the name you will use on your requirement from the Internal Revenue have written evidence of your entitlement. tax return. A mismatched name and Service. You must know the amount of the Provide your divorce decree or separation Fun With Clay Social Security Number is the most economic stimulus payment you received agreement, or ask the custodial parent to Join “Fun with Clay” at K-16 Air Base Arts and Crafts Center 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mondays common reason for rejected tax returns- last year. If you do not know the amount, grant you the entitlement by signing IRS and Wednesdays. There is a $3 fee for and therefore delayed refunds. you can find it online, or call 1-866-234- Form 8332 and sending it to you. materials. For information, call 741-6923. This is a particular problem for taxpayers 2942. You will need to provide your filing The YTC is open through April 24. The who have recently married or divorced. status, SSN, and number of exemptions. YTC is open for either appointments or Interactive Customer Evaluation Inform the Social Security Administration Find a way for both you and your walk-ins from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, ICE allows DoD customers to rate products of any name changes by completing the SS-5 spouse to sign your tax return. If you Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and and services provided by DoD offices and application, which is available at the Social and your spouse wish to file jointly from noon-4 p.m. on Thursdays. The YTC facilities worldwide. Your comment card Security Administration website. but cannot both be present during the is also open on an appointment basis on ratings are used to improve the products and If you wish to have your tax return preparation of your tax return, you have Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The YTC services available to you. The ICE website is at prepared at the Yongsan Tax Center, a few options for signing the return. is closed Sundays, U.S. federal holidays you must bring Social Security cards for One option is to sign a paper return, and training holidays. The services of the Request Publicity yourself, your spouse and your dependent send it to your spouse, and have your YTC are available to active duty military If you are an authorized private family members. If you are married filing spouse sign and mail the return to the members and their qualifying dependents, all organization, military unit or agency, separately, you need to communicate with IRS. Another option you have is to sign Department of Defense Civilian Employees we can publicize your event. Go to the your spouse and verify the name and number both your name and your spouses name and their qualifying dependents, retired Garrison Web site to fill out a request form on your spouse’s Social Security card. The using a power of attorney. To sign both military members and their qualifying at conversation may be uncomfortable, but your names you can use IRS Form 2848 dependents; mobilized reserve component asp. We’re here for you! it will save you from a rejected return or a or request a special power of attorney service members; and DOD contractors second trip to the YTC. from the Client Legal Services Division, with a valid Letter of Accreditation or a Servicemembers are the only taxpayers located in Community Services Building contract that expressly entitles them to tax For a complete list of community who may provide their military identification (B-4106), Room 229, South Post, U.S. preparation services. information news and notes, visit the instead of their Social Security card. ALL Army Garrison - Yongsan. For more information, call 723-7887 or USAG-Yongsan official web site at others must provide a Social Security card. Locate your bank routing and account stop by tax center at the Moyer Community Gather your tax documents. Most of your numbers. If you expect a refund and wish Activities Center, Room 113.
  • FEBRUARY 13, 2009 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 11 Village residents meet with garrisonofficials to discuss concerns during a townhall meeting Feb 3. — U.S. Army photo bySteven MorganGarrison leaders meetwith Hannam residentsBy Steven MorganUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON —About 30Hannam Village residents gathered at thenew community room 6 p.m. Feb. 3 for atown hall meeting. The leased housing area, located a couple Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall (right) and Itaewon Bar Owner’s Association President Yoo Won-soon sign a memorandum of understanding Feb. 5.miles from Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, is a — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Choi Keun-woo Garrison meets with local business leadersgovernment family housing area for juniorenlisted and officers. “We wanted to meet so that we couldaddress concerns residents have about the By Cpl. Choi Keun-woo emphasized that this must be a group effort.renovation project or anything else,” said USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs “We understand your concerns, and our MPs will do all they canU.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander within their means to encourage a safer environment,” Hall said.Col. Dave Hall. “Your feedback is extremely SEOUL — Garrison officials met with Itaewon Bar Owner’s “The responsibility must be shared.”important to us.” Association representatives Feb. 5 to pledge stronger cooperation. The association offered to make site visits to determine which T h e K o r e a Na t i o n a l H o u s i n g Members of the association are committed to providing a safe and establishments are legal and safe for Soldiers to visit.Corporation is investing millions of dollars healthy environment for their clientele, said Garrison Community Relations The agreement was signed by Hall and Itaewon Bar Ownersinto a project to completely renovate the Officer An Chang-sin. “This includes zero tolerance for prostitution, Association President Yoo Won-soon.Hannam Village Towers. One concern underage drinking, and illegal drugs,” he said. “The Association has pledged “Today is a great day,” Hall said. “This sort of active cooperationresidents brought up was about safety to report such behavior to the appropriate garrison officials.” between the garrison and local representatives is emblematic of thearound the construction areas. Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall and members of strong Korean-American alliance.” “The contractor has set up fences and his staff discussed details of the effort before signing a formal “It is fortunate that we have a chance to share our concerns andbarriers to keep people out of harms way, memorandum of agreement. cooperate with garrison officials,” Yoo said. “Not only is this goodbut your part in this is to keep a closer watch Recently changes in curfew hours for U.S. Forces Korea for our businesses, but on a grander scope of things, it’s crucialon your children,” Hall said. “We do not personnel have resulted in increased vigilance by U.S. military to friendships between Americans and Koreans. I believe it is thewant any accidents.” police. Yongsan officials agreed that vigilance is the key and responsibility of us all to be good neighbors.” The meeting lasted less than an hour, butmany other topics were discussed such as thecommissary operating hours, turning firealarms off more quickly and the possibilityof a new shuttle bus stop. VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT “Remember, you have a voice. If some ofthese issues are not resolved or if you have Suzy Purcell spends much of her time volunteering for the Seoul Americanother issues, just go the Web site,” Hall Middle School. She was also nominated for the USAG-Yongsan Volunteer ofsaid. “Click on the Commander’s Hotline the Quarter for the 1st quarter.button, fill out the form and send it in.Youll get an immediate response, but most Where does this volunteer work?importantly, we will work your issue.” Suzy works at Seoul American Middle School Hall said as part of the Army Family What does she do?Covenant, “ We are committed to She is the PTO President and a parent volunteer in other capacities. Sheproviding our Families a strong, supportive organized the “Dawg House” which provides hot, healthy snacks duringenvironment where they can thrive.” the daily Nutrition Break How many hours per week? She works eight or more hours per week. What impact does she have? Soul American Middle School is a leader in academic and extra- curricular programs in the Pacific Area. The PTO is the primary reason why many achievements are made possible and Suzy is the PTO. She has a great sense of humor and is fun to be with either working Suzy Purcell or just chatting. If someone else drops a ball, Suzy is always there and attention to detail she provides to the school to pick it up and make sure PTO projects and initiatives go would not be possible. forward in order to support the students. If you would like to learn more about volunteer Why does she volunteer? opportunities at Yongsan, call the U.S. Army Suzy is a very intelligent, well educated, energetic person who Garrison-Yongsan volunteer coordinator at 738- obviously wants to make a contribution - otherwise the energy 7510 or the American Red Cross at 738-3670.
  • USAG-Y • PAGE 12 AREA II THE MORNING CALM PAID ADVERTISING Year of the NCON oncommissioned officers are the At t h e 2 0 0 8 A s s o c i a t i o n o f t h e backbone of the United States United States Army Annual Meeting Army. The contributions of our and Exposition, Secretary of theNCOs are worthy of recognition. That’s A r m y Pe t e Ge re n a n n o u n c e d t h a twhy the Army declared 2009 the “Year of 2 0 0 9 w o u l d b e t h e “ Ye a r Of T h ethe Noncommissioned Officer.” Noncommissioned Officer.” You don’t have to go far to see “At the front of every Army missionthe heroes we have working right in the United States or overseas, you’llhere at USAG-Yongsan. One such find a noncommissioned officer,” he said.NCO is featured this week as a “Faces “They know their mission, they knowof Strength” in the Morning Calm their equipment, but most importantly,newspaper and garrison website. He is they know their Soldiers.”20-year-old Sgt. Jamin Bassette, from Our NCO Corps is second to none.the United Nations Command Honor They lead by example and accomplishGuard right here on Yongsan. tough missions. It is fitting for us as a Sergeant Bassette has been in the Army community to honor our NCOs for allfor just over three years. He has earned their hard work and dedication to duty.two Army Commendation Medals and At Yo n g s a n , we w i l l h o n o r o u rsix Army Achievement Medals. He was NCO Corps with a special 5K fun runalso recently inducted into the Army’s Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Collier FieldSergeant Audie Murphy Club. Read more House. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.,about Sgt. Bassette and learn about the and the run will begin at 9:30 a.m. Theleadership traits of successful NCOs. Seoul USO has graciously agreed to I also encourage you to take a moment sponsor the event. There will be specialand visit the Army’s web site honoring T-shirts with the Year of the NCO logoNCOs. There, you’ll find out how NCOs for people who finish the run. Pleasehave been celebrated for “decorated come out and join the fun. We expectservice in military events ranging from to have quite a crowd.Valley Forge to Gettysburg, to charges The NCO Corps is a national treasure.on Omaha Beach and battles along the Join me in honoring our Soldiers whoHo Chi Minh Trail, to current conflicts have stepped up to the plate and decidedin Afghanistan and Iraq.” to lead. Hooah! Year of the NCO: Featuring Sgt. Jamin Bassette Sergeant Jamin Bassette, (left) United Nations Command Honor Guard, speaks with a fellow Soldier. To learn more about Bassettt, read “Faces of strenght” on page 9 or visit the garrison website at — U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Brandon Moreno
  • FEBRUARY 13, 2009 NEWS IMCOM-K • PAGE 13 Scouting Round-up for Korea Region Battalions set to receive sexual assault prevention information kits Army News After the initial distribution of kits is Boy Scouts of America completed, commanders will be able to For commanders who are launching order replacement kit items through an Korea District, Far East Council sexual harassment and assault prevention on-demand replenishment website. programs at the battalion level, help is on Battalion-level sexual harassment and Boy Scouts of America the way. The Army’s newly restructured assault prevention programs are part of an Feb. 16 District Bowl-a-thon, Yongsan Lanes (Cub Scouts) Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Army-wide effort over the next five years Feb. 20-22 Klondike Derby, Camp Long (Boy Scouts) and Prevention (SHARP) Office began to change Army culture to encourage Main event Feb. 21, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Nine events of Iditarod sled race, winter distributing “I. A.M. Strong” (Intervene, reporting of incidents and stamp out survival, first aid, “turkey shoot” with hatchet/knife throws, Act, Motivate) sexual assault prevention sexual assault within its ranks. In 2007, the Crazy Horse Stew, etc. Camp fire with skits/songs that night. information kits to all Army commanders number of sexual assaults in the Army was Awards Feb. 22 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. in February. twice that of its sister services. The program District Boy Scout competitions. The intent of the “I. A.M. Strong” kits intends to ensure a cultural about-face: to is to provide commanders materials that transform Army climate and become the For additional information visit the Korea District online at promote Soldier awareness of the “I. A.M. model for the nation in prevention of or Strong” campaign, and that promote the sexual harassment and assault. prevention of sexual harassment and sexual The Secretary of the Army approved Girl Scouts of America assault. The kits contain a Commander’s the reorganization of the Department Cookie Sales: Guide, Leader’s How-To Guide, brochures of the Army’s Sexual Assault Prevention Every weekend from through Feb. 28 - Yongsan Main PX, and wallet cards for each Soldier, a DVD, and Response Office, now called the Yongsan Commissary, South Post Shopette poster series, and banners. The DVD Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and portrays real victims and real accounts of Prevention Division, which has assumed Feb. 16 USA Girl Scouts Overseas Adult Volunteers - Good Neighbor sexual assault from female Soldiers. the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Program with Girl Scouts of Korea - training class for young university “Personal involvement of all leaders missions formerly run by Army Equal students who will become future Girl Scout leaders in their elementary and soldiers is necessary for successful Opportunity and Equal Employment schools. This is the second meeting. We had them in October for Outdoor prevention efforts,” said Maj. Gen. John Opportunity offices to prevent duplication I, II, III training. During this session we will be discussing non-traditional R. Hawkins III, the Army G-1’s Director of efforts and resources. holidays on both the US and ROK side, making crafts suitable for of Human Resources Policy. “All leaders, “We’re on the offensive to stop the elementary age Scouts and preparing a simple lunch at the GS Hut, B-4257, military and Army Civilian, must maintain crime of sexual assault before it even on South Post, Yongsan. an environment that rejects sexual assault happens,” said Nathan F. Evans, Army and attitudes and behaviors that promote Sexual Harassment/ Assault Response and Send us your Scouting events schedule! Are you a Scouting leader? If yes, such acts.” Prevention program and policy analyst. tell us what your are doing and we will run it in the paper. Send your Hawkins says the “I. A.M Strong” kits More information on the Army’s sexual submissions to give leaders and Soldiers the tools they need harassment and assault response and to ensure each individual understands their prevention program may be found visiting role in combating this crime. Endorsement Implied No Endorsement Implied
  • IMCOM-K • PAGE 14 NEWS THE MORNING CALMEighth Army hosts AnnualKorean Service Corps Dinner Military postal newsPvt. 1st Class Kim Kuan Min8th U.S. Army Public Affairs presented after dinner to the KSC members and U.S Soldiers to honor and acknowledge you can use... outstanding individual performances. The ceremony began with the command “As we know certain things go together; Misuse of Military Postal Service privilegesChaplain’s prayer followed by a toast bulgogi and rice, chicken and beer, burgersdedicated to honor and acknowledge both and fries, and Republic of Korea and United Special to the Morning Calm for commercial purposes is prohibited.the U.S. Soldiers and KSC members for States. Katchi Kapshida” said Parker. The resale prohibition applies whethertheir outstanding performances during a The KSC has a rich and proud history The most common occurrence of sale is to authorized MPS users or not,ceremony Jan. 30. that began in 1950. During the war, misuse of Military Postal Service privileges and regardless of the beneficiary of the Lt. Col. Charles N. Parker Jr., battalion the KSC played a vital role in providing by individuals is using the MPS for proceeds, i.e. charitable organizations orcommander of the United States Army combat service support to United Nations business or commercial purposes or non-appropriated fund activities.Korean Service Corps, gave a speech and Republic of Korea forces. Today, the for serving as intermediaries (mailing Postmasters who suspect misuse orwhere he emphasized the work of the KSC members of KSC contribute to military and receiving items) for persons or abuse of the MPS privileges will notifymembers and the sacrifices they made to readiness by performing combat support organizations not authorized MPS the suspected customer and warn themstrengthen the U.S. Army and Republic of and combat service support functions for privileges. The scenarios just described are in writing that they are violating DoDSouth Korea Army Alliance. Following his the U.S. Army. In addition to their armistice considered by the Department of Defense policy and further abuse of the MPSremarks, dinner was served while the 8th missions, individual KSCs train to be ready as misuse of MPS privileges and can result could result in withdrawal of MPSU.S. Band gave a performance. Awards were for mobilization and war. in limiting, suspending, or revocation privileges. Subsequent suspected misuse of MPS privileges. Typically, this type or abuse of MPS will be referred to unit of misuse is committed by individuals and garrison leadership. Be vigilant: Work-At-Home scams operating a home business and unaware To find out additional details on of the prohibition in full detail. operating a home business contact your Courtesy of USFK Public Affairs services. Victims are told they will be compensated local garrison command. For further with a portion of the merchandise or funds. Approval for operating a home Consumers need to be vigilant when seeking Work-at-home schemes attract otherwise innocent enterprise on a DoD installation is the questions and guidance concerning employment online. The IC3 continues to receive individuals, causing them to become part of criminal installation commander however, using the misuse of the MPS or any other postal numerous complaints from individuals who have fallen schemes without realizing they are engaging in illegal MPS to support that home enterprise in related questions please contact the victim to work-at-home scams. behavior. postal officer of your local post office Job scams often provide criminals the opportunity any way is prohibited by the Department Victims are often hired to “process payments,” “transfer funds,” or “reship products.” These job scams to commit identity theft when victims provide their of Defense. The DoD pays over $24 or the 8th Army Postal Operations involve the victims receiving and cashing fraudulent personal information, sometimes even bank account million annually in mail transportation Division at DSN 724-3003. checks, transferring illegally obtained funds for information, to their potential “employer.” The criminal/ costs to move mail for DoD personnel and the criminals, or receiving stolen merchandise and employer can then use the victim’s information to open PHILLIP M. WEAVER credit cards, post on-line auctions, register websites, their families stationed overseas. Using shipping it to the criminals. Other victims sign up to be a “mystery shopper,” etc., in the victim’s name to commit additional crimes. the MPS to advertise a home business, Dir, Postal Operations Division receiving fraudulent checks with instructions to cash If you have been a victim of Internet crime, please file sell merchandise, or conduct business EUSA ACofS G1-POD the checks and wire the funds to “test” a company’s a complaint by visiting Feb. 13 - 19 LOCATION Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Taken Cadillac Records Nothing Like the Holidays CASEY (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (R) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 p.m. Taken Yes Man No Show No Show Tale of Desperaeux Taken Cadillac Records (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (PG13 ) 7:30 p.m. 730-7354 (PG) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. Tale of Desperaeux Tale of Desperaeux HENRY Cadillac Records (PG) 1 p.m. (PG) 1 p.m. Soul Men (R) 7 p.m. Mall Cop (R) 7 p.m. No Show No Show No Show Mall Cop 768-7724 (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Tale of Desperaeux Tale of Desperaeux HUMPHREYS Taken Cadillac Records Cadillac Records Bedtime Stories He’s Just Not That Into You (PG) 3:30 p.m. (PG) 3:30 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (PG) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. Taken Taken 753-7716 (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. HOVEY Day the Earth Stood Still Tale of Desperaeux Taken Cadillac Records He’s Just Not That Into You (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7p.m. No Show (R) 7 p.m. No Show (PG13) 7 p.m. 730-5412 Gran Torino Gran Torino Bride Wars Nothing Like the Holidays KUNSAN (R) 6 / 8:30 p.m. (R) 6 / 8:30 p.m. No Show No Show No Show (PG13) 6 / 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. 782-4987 Tale of Desperaeux Tale of Desperaeux Tale of Desperaeux OSAN He’s Just Not That Into You (PG) 1 p.m. (PG) 3:30 p.m. (PG) 3:30 p.m. Seven Pounds Soul Men Soul Men (PG13) 7 / 9 p.m. He’s Just Not That Into You He’s Just Not That Into You Notorious (R) 6 / 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. 784-4930 (PG13) 3:30 / 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 6 / 8:30 p.m. Mall Cop RED CLOUD (PG13) 7 p.m. Cadillac Records Day the Earth Stood Still Transporter 3 Saw V Taken Nothing Like the Holidays (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. No Show (PG13) 7 p.m. 732-6620 (PG13) 9 p.m. Delgo Mall Cop Mall Cop STANLEY (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Transporter 3 He’s Just Not That Into You Tale of Desperaeux (PG) 9 p.m. Day the Earth Stood Still Day the Earth Stood Still (PG13) 7 p.m. No Show (PG13) 7 / 9 p.m. (PG ) 7 p.m. Saw V 732-5565 (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. He’s Just Not That Into You He’s Just Not That Into You Tale of Desperaeux Cadillac Records Cadillac Records Cadillac Records He’s Just Not That Into You (PG) 3 / 5:30 p.m. (R) 3 / 5:30 p.m. (R) 7 / 9 p.m. (R) 7 / 9 p.m. (PG13) 2 / 5 / 8 p.m. (PG13) 2 / 5 / 8 p.m. YONGSAN (PG13) 5:30 / 8:30 p.m. Day the Earth Stood Still Day the Earth Stood Still Role Models Role Models Madagascar 2 Madagascar 2 Transporter 3 (PG13) 4 / 7 p.m. (PG13) 4 / 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. 738-7389 (R) 6:30 p.m. Beverly Hills Chihuahua Beverly Hills Chihuahua Four Christmases Four Christmases Nothing Like the Holidays Nothing Like the Holidays (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 4 / 7 p.m. (PG13) 4 / 7 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. U.S. ID card holders enjoy free movies courtesy of Army MWR at U.S. Army installations in Korea.
  • FEBRUARY 13, 2009 CHAPLAIN IMCOM-K • PAGE 15 Area I Worship Schedule Area II Worship Schedule Area III Worship Schedule Area IV Worship Schedule NOTE: Memorial Chapel Worship Services are relocating Protestant Services through Feb. 29. For more information, call Memorial Chapel at NOTE: Services will be held in the Protestant Services 725-8182/4076 or the Religious Support Office, 738-3011. Super Gym until further notice. Collective Collective Protestant Sunday 1000 Stone Chapel Protestant Services Protestant Services Sunday 1000 Camp Carroll Sunday 1000 Stanley Chapel Sunday 1030 West Casey Chapel Collective Protestant 1030 Camp Walker Sunday 1100 Protestant Sunday Collective Sunday 1100 Freedom Chapel Church of Christ 1700 Camp Walker School-Coffee House Sunday 0800 Hospital Chapel (Liturgical) 1100 Suwon Air Base Chapel Gospel 1215 Camp Walker Sunday 1100 Warrior Chapel 1300 Camp Carroll Sunday 1100 Crusader Chapel 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital Chapel 1100 Camp Eagle Chapel 0930 (Korean) Hannam Chapel Gospel 1300 Freedom Chapel Contemporary Sunday 1100 Hovey Chapel Wednesday 1130 Bible Study-Coffee House 1100 Hospital Chapel (Episcopal/Luthern) Contemporary 1800 Freedom Chapel Friday 1900 Camp Walker Gospel 1030 K-16 Chapel KATUSA Korean Sunday 1100 Casey Memorial Chapel 1100 Hannam Village Chapel Tuesday 1900 Freedom Chapel Tuesday 1900 Camp Carroll 1230 Camp Stanley Chapel Wednesday 1830 Camp Walker Wednesday 1800 Gospel Bible Study Contemporary Korean Stanley Chapel Sunday 1000 Multi Purpose Training Facility Wednesday 1730 Freedom Chapel Thurday 1900 Gospel Practice Wednesday 1900 Freedom Chapel Catholic Services Stanley Chapel Gospel 1200 South Post Chapel (Bible Study) Mass COGIC Sunday 0900 Camp Walker Sunday 1230 CRC Warrior Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist Catholic Services Saturday 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital Chapel Mass 1130 Camp Carroll KATUSA Sunday 1930 CRC Warrior Chapel Daily 1145 Freedom Chapel Saturday 1700 Camp Walker Sunday 1300 Jackson Auditorium United Pentecostal (UPCI) Sunday 0930 Freedom Chapel Tuesday 1900 Camp Stanley Chapel Sunday 1500 South Post 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 Tuesday 1830 Casey Memorial Chapel KATUSA Jewish, 723-6707 Tuesday 1830 Camp Hovey Chapel Thursday 1830 Memorial Chapel For information, contact Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Avi Weiss, avi.weiss@korea. Thursday 1830 West Casey Chapel, 723-6707 Episcopal Catholic Mass Sunday 1000 Memorial Chapel Sunday 1130 Camp Stanley Chapel Sunday 0900 CRC Warrior Chapel Catholic Services 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 Mass United Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Eighth U.S. Army Servicemembers, their families and Orthodox Service Sunday 0800 South Post Chapel authorized civilians across the full spectrum of operations from armistice to war. 1st and 2nd Sundays 1000 Old Hovey Chapel 1130 Mass suspended for two Sundays Later Day Saints Saturday 1700 South Post Chapel Sunday 1400 West Casey Chapel Mon/Thur/Fri 1205 Memorial Chapel Visit the U.S. Forces Korea Religious Support site at: Tues/Wed 1205 Brian Allgood Hospital Chapel Jewish 1st Sat. 0900 Memorial Chapel Friday 1830 West Casey Chapel for helpful links and information. Jewish Services Friday 1900 South Post Chapel 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:, 738-3009, 753-7274, 732-7998, 764-5455 Chaplain (Maj.) Adolph G. DuBose: Chaplain (Maj.) James E. O’Neal: Red Cloud Chaplain (Maj.) Fredrick Garcia: Chaplain (Maj.) Edward Martin:, 738-4043 , 753-7276, 732-6169, 765-8004 Chaplain (Maj.) Leo Mora Jr.: Chaplain (Capt.) Anthony Flores: Red Cloud Chaplain (Capt.) Mario Rosario:, 736-3018,, 753-7042No Endorsement Implied No Endorsement Implied
  • IMCOM-K • PAGE 16 FEATURE THE MORNING CALMEUSA basketball championships USAG-humphreys — Listed are the championship game results for the 2009 Eighth U.S. Army Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship held at USAG- Humphreys Feb. 5-7. Download the photos from Men’s Division Camp Eagle, 73 USAG-Daegu, 70 Women’s Division USAG-Yongsan, 44 USAG-Daegu, 39 Men’s Division (Over 33) USAG-Red Cloud, 55 USAG-Yongsan, 47 — U.S. Army photos by Mike Mooney and Ken Hall
  • NEWSIMCOM-K • PAGE 18 THE MORNING CALMMagazine wants Soldiers’ photosArmy News to the right, leading a reader to open the magazine. She said that photos that don’t make the cover but are still good, dynamic imagesI f Soldiers have a good photograph, “Soldiers Magazine,” the will run in one or two photo features this summer. Army’s official magazine, wants to see it. According to McLeroy, "Soldiers" has already received an image The magazine has launched its first “Of Soldiers, By Soldiers” that will probably be used on the May cover. Its a studio shot thatcover photo contest, running through April 21. fits with memorial stories often run in that months issue, focusing “We really want to highlight Soldiers and their abilities in the on Memorial Day.magazine,” said Editor Carrie McLeroy. But that doesnt mean the search for a great cover photo is over. She added that Soldiers should be both behind the camera and in This is a contest with more than one winner. McLeroy said shedthe shots. They can be from both the active and reserve components, really like multiple outstanding photos she can use for several issuesas well as veterans, but they dont have to be professional Army during the summer.photographers. Each Soldier is limited to one submission. Participants should include both their contact information The photos can be of anything: Soldiers in the field, downrange, and their supervisors names and contact information with theirtraining, garrison life, even off-duty or studio shots. Any photos submissions. Winners will receive a copy of the magazine andtaken in theater or of sensitive training must be cleared by Soldiers’ McLeroy said she would send letters of appreciation to theircommands prior to submission. All photos must be in focus and least five by seven inches at 300 dots per inch. If Soldiers would The television show “Army Wives,” also plans to use issues oflike their photos to be considered for the cover, McLeroy said they the magazine as set dressing through August, so McLeroy said covershould submit vertical, right-facing photos. That means the action winners could find their images on the photo should aim to the right or the person should be looking To submit, send images to from Page 2 TOP 5 from Page 2week, eight workshops discussed 64 Staff and Army commands. photograph available to the media that impacts Soldier medical readiness and thenew issues and two were picked at each The GOSC closed nine (seven were provides a professional head and shoulder health of Family members and retirees.workshop after deliberation. This means 16 completed and two were unattainable) and view of the Soldier with individual The recommendations to Armynew issues will enter into the Department concurred with entering two OCONUS achievements. Personal photos have been leadership were to expedite staffing ofof Army AFAP process and will be assigned issues into the AFAP. used in the media to identify Soldiers, and military, civilian, and contracted medicalto members of Army staff, who will develop Following the conclusion of the inappropriate or grainy photos do not providers to support prioritized needs asan Action Plan and ultimately resolve the conference, the Army’s Vice Chief of Staff accurately reflect the professionalism of identified by the MTF Commander, andissue.” will post a summary of the meeting at the Army or the Soldier. Having an official to implement new strategies for recruiting “The top five are just a sub-section of Army OneSource, on the AFAP page. photograph on file for all Soldiers would and retaining medical providers forthe 16 that were brought into the AFAP At the conference opening session, ensure Soldiers are portrayed in a dignified delegate prioritization,” said Brooks. Geren thanked the delegates for “… and respectful manner.“They are just like the other 11 entered into bringing these issues up as you have over The recommendation sent to Army Availability of StandardizedAFAP, the only difference is that the top the last 25 years (and) making sure your leadership is to mandate a professional- Respite Care for Woundedfive will be on the June 2009 AFAP GOSC voices are heard. I thank you for making quality official or semi-official head and Warrior Caregivers(General Officer Steering Committee) the greatest contribution to the cause of shoulder photograph for all Soldiers. Standardized respite care is notagenda to identify the actions and plans to freedom. Our nation owes you a great available to all Wounded Warriorresolve them.” debt,” Geren said. Secure Accessible Storage for caregivers. The lack of availability exists The General Officer Steering Committee "The Army of today doesnt look like Soldiers in Barracks due to inconsistencies in areas such as:took 23 of the 75 of the active issues the Army of 1973 in so many ways. You A significant number of Soldiers residing information, reimbursement, policy,(GOSC meets two times a year with twnty- have helped to make the Army work for in barracks lack sufficient secure, accessible personnel, and location. Caregivers offive of the issues reviewed each time) to Families.” storage for their Organizational Clothing Wounded Warriors commonly sufferdecide the status for each issue: Completed, If you’d like to get involved in improving and Individual Equipment and personal burn-out and compassion fatigue. AUnattainable, or Active. Attendees at the the quality of life for Soldiers and Families, items. The quantity and size of required Soldier’s ability to sustain activities ofmeeting included senior officials from the contact your local Family Programs or issue items has increased dramatically daily living is directly associated with theDepartment of Defense, Department of Army Community Service office to learn due to personal safety items issued for well-being of the caregiver. The lack ofthe Army, and representatives from Army how to participate in AFAP. deployments. Though newly constructed availability of standardized respite care for billets include accessible storage areas, the these caregivers jeopardizes the caregiver’s Sung Nam Golf Club maintenance vast majority of existing barracks still lack stability and negatively affects the recovery this essential capability. Lack of sufficient of his/her Soldier. secure accessible storage outside the AFAP delegates forwarded a Sung Nam Golf Club will replace elements of Soldiers’ authorized living space negatively recommendation to Army leadership the heating unit. During this time period the cur- affects their quality of life by forcing them to provide uniform availability of rent heating system will be shut down. Except for to live in overcrowded conditions. standardized respite care to all caregivers The AFAP delegates recommended to of Wounded Warriors. in the pro shop and administration offices, the Army leadership that the garrisons provide building will be unheated. The following areas will The Army staff will identify the secure, accessible storage space for Soldiers’ be shut down through Feb. 22 (scheduled com- OCIE in a location separate from living actions/plans necessary to determine pletion date): Men’s and Ladies locker rooms and space. how these issues are resolved, and ensure showers. Please retrieve needed items from your those actions take place if it can. AFAP lockers; Clubhouse toilets will be shut off. Please Shortages of Medical Providers issues require an average of three years to use the facilities at the #1 Snack Bar; Restaurant in Military Treatment Facilities resolve. Many require policy changes at the and Bar will be closed. #1 Snack Bar will open for Breakfast and Lunch. Demand for healthcare exceeds provider Department of the Army or Department The Snack Bar and Pro Shop will remain open. Please check in as normal in availability in MTFs. The Army’s projected of Defense level, and some issues require the Pro Shop. Please plan to change before arriving to play golf, as there will not growth will increase this demand. Statutes legislative changes in order to come to a limit salaries, incentives, and contracts, resolution. be any access to the locker rooms at this time. We apologize in advance for any limiting the effective recruiting and retention The GOSC meets two times a year to inconvenience this may cause. review the progress and status of current of medical providers. The lack of providers affects timeliness of medical services, and AFAP issues. MWR Yung Joc Feb. 24 Chinhae Naval Base, Duffy’s, 7 p.m. Feb. 26 USAG-Humphreys, Tommy D’s, 8 p.m. performances Feb. 25 Osan Air Base, TBD Feb. 27 USAG-Casey, Reggie’s, 7 p.m.
  • FEBRUARY 13, 2009 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 21 of the NCO‘You should think four or five steps ahead’By Ken Hall back of the crowd that didn’t say anything,USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs but when she became a Noncommissioned Officer, there was no way she could be like USAG-HUMPHREYS — “Be all you that anymore.can be in the Army.” It’s one of many U.S. “You have got to be out there in theArmy Recruiting Command campaign action, and be able to tell your Soldiers whatmessages that have caught the attention of they’re doing,” she said.the American television viewing audience Session got her chance early in her Armyfor decades. For thousands of American career to overcome her fear of speaking inFamilies, it’s been the calling of generations front of groups of people at a place and timeto serve. provided daily as part of the Army’s regular Planning ahead is something Staff Sgt. duty day.Lakisha Session, an ammunition specialist “My platoon sergeant would put me inwith the 52nd Ordnance Company, got an front of the platoon every day, early in theearly start at in what has been a way of life morning during physical training to help mefor her Family for generations. get over my speaking issue, and it took me “I was in Junior ROTC in high school, about a month to work it out,” she said.and would wear the green uniform once a Session says her biggest challenge whileweek and my dad and my uncle always told serving in the Noncommissioned Officerme I would be a great Soldier,” said Session. ranks is adjusting to the routines of each“There is a heavy military population in new duty location and environment.the area of Virginia that I am from, and “I came here from Fort Hood, and thejoining the Army after high school just felt operational tempo is different here and I’veright to me.” had to make some adjustments to make sure That was eight years ago, and Session has I was in pace with the mission at USAG-taken on every challenge the Army has given Humphreys,” she said. “The tempo is fasther to maximize her potentials. But one here and we’re always on the move and asobstacle Session faced early in her career is an NCO, you should think four or fiveas an aspect the Army is famous for bringing steps ahead.”out the best in its Soldiers. Through her Family, Session had the “It wasn’t the physical, tactical, or support and encouragement to inspire hertechnical parts of my Army training that to enlist in the Army. Now approaching theworried me during my early years in the end of her first decade of Army service, thereArmy,” she said. “For me, it was learning are days when Session – like many Soldiers –how to get up and stand and talk in front still have a tough time waking up after longof people. If you told Soldiers that know mission hours the night before. But Session Staff Sgt. Lakisha Session, 52nd Ordnance Co. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hallme today that I had a tough time getting up has a remedy for the tough times, not back my son looks at me, and says ‘you’re the new to the Army to not be afraid of theand talking in front of people, they wouldn’t home in Virginia, but right here in Korea. greatest, mom – you’re in the Army,’ I believe challenges we face as Soldiers because webelieve it.” “There are times when I don’t know anything is possible, and it’s important for train through the adjustment periods and Session said she used to be a person in the how I’ll get up in the morning, but when other single-mothers like me who may be achieve our potentials in time.”Top Soldier culinarians recognized for themes, displaysBy Ken HallUSAG-Humphreys Public Affairs USAG-HUMPHREYS — Soldiersthroughout Korea regularly challengethemselves to provide the best diningexperience for thousands of troops livingthousands of miles from home. Recently, USAG-Humphreys heldcompetitions to decide the best diningfacility theme, and best culinary arts displayfor Thanksgiving Day, 2008, and Culinarianof the 1st Quarter, 2009. USAG-Humphreyscommander Col. John E. Dumoulin, Jr.presented category winners awards duringa ceremony here Monday. The results of the Best DFAC Theme andBest Culinary Arts Display are: Soldier culinarians were recognized for their excellent performance results during an award ceremony at USAG-Humphreys Feb. 9. BOSS program • Large Category Serving Headcount members were selected as judges for the competition, scoring each category on a point system. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall500 or more: DFAC 1-2 AVN Bn. DFAC Second place - Spc. Edward Benton, HQ Best Theme and Originality, 194th CSSB Best Culinary Arts Display/Garnishment, Service Co., 532nd MI Bn.DFAC 501st MI Bde. DFAC The results of the Culinarian of the Best Culinary Arts Display/Garnishment, Quarter Board, 1st Quarter 2009 are: • Pr i v a t e t h r o u g h S p e c i a l i s t3-2nd ADA Bn. DFAC • Small Category Serving Headcount Category: 350 or less: • Specialist (P) through Staff Sergeant First place - Spc. Jeremy Bringier, HHB, • Medium Category Serving Headcount Best Theme and Originality, Camp Long Category: 3-2 ADA Bn.351 or more: DFAC and 249th MP Det. DFAC (Tie) First place - Staff Sgt. John Yi, HHB, Second place - Pfc. Gina Amghini, Best Theme and Originality, 2nd CAB Best Culinary Arts Display/Garnishment, 3-2nd ADA Bn. 602nd ASB.
  • USAG-H • PAGE 22 AREA III THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Egress system training begins at Humphreys By Ken Hall Tobacco Cessation Program Area III Health Promotion is offering monthly USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs tobacco cessation classes Wednesdays from 10 until 11:30 a.m. This program is free to participants. USAG-HUMPHREYS — A critical To register contact Jean Dumoulin at 753-7657 or training system developed by U.S. Army Forces Command to help save the lives of Soldiers in the event of vehicle rollovers is February is American Heart Month now available at USAG-Humphreys. Humphreys American School Parent Teacher Training to certify instructors on the Student Organization, USAG-Humphreys School Army’s High Mobility Multipurpose Liaison Services and the 65th Medical Brigade Area III Health Promotions are hosting the following Wheeled Vehicle (M114) Egress Assistance activities for heart health awareness: Trainer, known as the “HEAT” system began Feb. 13: Move 4 Heart activities here Feb. 6. at HAS 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. HEAT teaches Soldiers how to escape a Feb. 18: Heart health awareness class middle vehicle from a variety of rotated positions. teen program “Our objective is to get Soldiers upside at YS 4:30 - 5 p.m. down to create muscle memory because Feb. 19: Free blood pressure and non-fasting we want them to know what it’s like to cholesterol tests and screening for be upside down,” said Bob Methany, heart disease risk factors at Humphreys Commissary facility manager, USAG-Humphreys Water Survival Training Center. “We want them Bob Methany, facilities manager, USAG-Humphreys Water Survival Training Center operates 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. to experience disorientation, with all their the controls of the HMMWV egress assistance trainer system during instructor training here, Feb. 28: Walk 1 Mile for Heart Health at the Super Gym begins at 9 a.m. weight being on their shoulders. We do this Feb. 6. Download this photo at — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall Registration begins 8 a.m. from a variety of positions where Soldiers unit level. The HEAT system training course lasts Wear red for heart health awareness. will be able to be trained on how to properly “What we do here is teach unit instructors one day, beginning with a two-hour class support themselves while unbuckling a so that they can teach their Soldiers,” said in the morning, moving into a hands-on Aviation Birthday Ball support harness to free themselves in the Methany. “What we’ll have is Soldiers exercise during the afternoon. The Morning Calm Chapter of the Army Aviation event of a rollover.” ranked sergeant and above sent to us from “We can train up to 20 instructors every Association of America will sponsor the Aviation Birthday Ball Friday, Apr. 17 at the Grand Hyatt Safety training from Army systems like each unit and they will be trained in our day,” said Methany. “I think no more than Hotel in Seoul. Social begins at 5:15 p.m. and the HEAT provides Soldiers the opportunity instructor-operator course. They will be the 10 to 12 students should be trained by their dinner begins at 6:15 p.m. The attire is mess dress, and experience to improve their chances ones who actually operate the equipment, NCO instructors as I like to do one-on-one, dress blues or Class A’s, or formal civilian dress. of survival, and the training starts at the and we’ll be here as advisors at all times.” hands-on mentoring because I want to make Tickets are $45 each. The event is open to all 2nd sure they all got the training right. I test and Combat Aviation Brigade Servicemembers, Civilian challenge each instructor under fire because employees, and Families. For more information, I want them to show me the training has contact Capt. Laura McKenna at 753-5863. been effective.” The HEAT system features three levels of EDIS Well Baby Clinic The Educational and Developmental Intervention training – basic, intermediate and advanced. Services is offering a clinic on raising your baby. Some of the advance training features Clinic is held every third Friday of the month from simulations such as adverse weather and 2 to 4 p.m. by individual appointment only. To sign low-light conditions, and one or more doors up, call EDIS at 738-4422. being jammed shut, challenging Soldiers to find other ways of escape. Stress Management Classes “This system is full of opportunities ACS offers weekly stress management classes and there’s a lot of ways we can train and Thursdays from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. at Bldg. 311. challenge Soldiers to quickly and safely Sessions are designed to help individuals learn more effective ways for handling stress in everyday escape from vehicles that have rolled over life. All ID Card holders are eligible for the course. during patrols or even during combat,” Contact ACS at 753-8401 for more information. said Methany. “We need to get our Soldiers Pak, Song Sun, a HEAT training specialist at the USAG-Humphreys Water Survival Training trained on not only what to do in a rollover Change in Sick Call Hours Center describes the controls of the HMMWV egress assistance trainer system during instructor situation, but also how to be creative on how 75th Medical Company Area Support, U.S. Army training here, Feb. 6. — U.S. Army photo by Terri Donald to get out of a vehicle when underwater.” Health Clinic - USAG-Humphreys announces a change in sick call hours. Sick call hours are Humphreys American School students accepting donations for Iraqis 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Fridays. There will be no sick call Thursdays. In the event of an emergency, dial 119 if living off post, 911 if living on post or call the After Hours Clinic at By Ken Hall asked for; medical supplies, dental supplies, council president Matthew Horton, and 0505-753-8111. USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs toiletries, clothing essentials, toys, and seventh grade student council representative school supplies.” Jasmine Patterson to encourage students to New Humphreys Flickr Website USAG -HUMPHREYS — The Maj. Berton Newbill, an advisor to 6th round up donations but the younger HAS Want to get copies of photos of a community Humphreys American School student Iraqi Army Division Military Transition students and their Families have also made event? It’s easy now that USAG-Humphreys council began a community service project Team said he saw this drive as another way a strong show of support. has its own Flickr photo-sharing webpage. To recently to benefit the citizens of Iraq. to help the Iraqi Army overcome a challenge “There’s been a competition between the view or download your own high-resolution Inspired by a humanitarian request and continue to help its people in the fight elementary school and the middle school images of community events go to: for help from a U.S. Army civil affairs against terrorism. to see how much can be collected, and USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs Office will unit currently serving at Camp Liberty, “The donation idea began with Maj. Jim the baskets in the elementary school have post images weekly. Call 754-8598 for more Iraq, HAS student council members have Mullin, who works with me in support of already been filled and refilled, and we’re information. collected more than 100 pounds of supplies the Iraqi Army civil affairs mission here,” doing great,” he said. “The PX has been a from collection points within the school’s said Newbill. “We sent an e-mail to friends great place to buy stuff off the dollar rack We Want Your Stories! elementary and middle school campuses and colleagues around the globe to help and students have been taking advantage We want to publish your stories and during the first two weeks of the month-long out and the response has been great. I was of that.” photos in The Morning Calm Weekly donation collection effort. never really in a position to do something Friday, Feb. 20 is the final day HAS will and on the USAG-Humphreys Command “The civil affairs team at Camp Liberty like this before so I took advantage of this accept donations. If you want to support the Channel. Please send any information is trying to help the Iraqi population with opportunity to give something back to those HAS student council’s community service or products to Ken Hall at the USAG- Humphreys Public Affairs Office at 754-8847 critically needed items, mostly the things who really need a little help in starting their project and make donations to the citizens or that children need,” said Jim Shulson, lives over again.” of Iraq, you can drop off new or used items HAS student council advisor. “There are Shulson said there has been exceptional in good condition to the donation basket six main categories of supplies they’ve leadership from HAS eighth grade student located in the HAS front office.
  • FEBRUARY 13, 2009 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 23 Attack repeats as Eighth Army Basketball ChampsBy Mike MooneyUSAG-Humphreys MWR USAG-HUMPHREYS — Soldiers fromacross the peninsula battled for the EighthU.S. Army intramural team basketballchampionships at the USAG-HumphreysSuper Gym Feb. 5-7. Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 2ndCombat Aviation Brigade “Half Attack”from Camp Eagle has done somethingEighth Army Sports Director Tom Higginsthinks may be a first in capturing the EUSAintramural basketball championship title– a second consecutive crown for the HalfAttack Soldiers. “As far as I can remember, the SpecialUnited States Liaison Advisor, Korea teamand 121st Evacuation Hospital team bothwon back-to-back Eighth Army Softballtitles in the 80’s and 90’s,” Higgins said.“But I can’t remember anyone winning twoconsecutive basketball titles. And to think– it’s from Camp Eagle, one of the smallestinstallations in Korea.” Half Attack held on to defeat the 188thMilitary Police Company from CampWalker in Daegu, 73-70, to capture theEighth Army crown at the Super Gym hereSaturday. Last year, it was Headquartersand Headquarters Company, Half Attack,winning the crown. Ralph Kennedy (24) of the 188th MP Co. fights off a swarming defense as he attacks Wonju in the Company-level finals of the Eighth Army The championship win is especially sweet Basketball Tournament. Kennedy scored 14 points but the MPs fell in the finals. — U.S. Army photo by Mike Mooneyfor Half Attack - the entire unit is scheduled Sports Director Charlie Rodgers. “That’s just Rodgers said a lot of Half Attack’s Torre Oats and Spc. Chris Williams addingto leave for Fort Carson next month for an the way things have been during this great success has been because of unwavering 11 each. McDow and Spc. James Walkereventual deployment to either Afghanistan two years of success Half Attack Soldiers support from its commander, Lt. Col. Cory added eight each.or Iraq. have enjoyed.” Mendenhall, and 2nd CAB Command The MPs got 17 from Spc. Joe Henley – “We talked about that,” said team “Last year, Headquarters Company had Sergeant Major Richard Santos (former Half 12 in the second period. Spc. Ralph Kennedycaptain Sgt. 1st Class Linden McDow. “We to fight its way back through the loser’s Attack command sergeant major). added 14, Sgt. Jesse Green 13 and Staff Sgt.talked about the fact we had a chance to do bracket to win the Eighth Army Basketball McDow said there’s always a certain Randy Peterson put up 10 points.something that’s just about impossible to title,” said Rogers. “Then in flag football, this amount of jealousy among some people Oats is the only Half Attack playeraccomplish and the fact that most of the same bunch of guys from Echo Company when it comes to spending time playing unit during this tournament who also played onguys might not be playing basketball at this had to come back to win the Area III title sports. “Both the colonel and the sergeant last year’s championship squad.time next year. There aren’t any Super Gyms and qualify for Eighth Army. We have never major recognized success on the football “That makes winning two-in-a-row evenin Afghanistan or Iraq. We felt we owed it done it the easy way, but we seem to have field and the basketball court as a way to more amazing,” Higgins said. “In Yongsanto ourselves and all of Half Attack to take always done it.” build unit pride and esprit de corps,” he and Daegu, you have the chance to buildadvantage of this opportunity.” Rodgers said he will personally miss the said. “They gave us all the support we could a team since so many of the Soldiers are Winning seemed inevitable Saturday, as Soldiers of Half Attack. ask for.” command sponsored and serving two-yearHalf Attack rolled to a 49-24 lead in the first “It was a great run, and they really made Half Attack had four players score in or longer tours. At Camp Eagle, you’rehalf but they were out-scored by the MPs their mark,” he said. “For many years, Wonju double figures in the championship game, talking about non-command sponsored46-24 during the second period. was the doormat of Area III. It was always led by 15 points from Pfc. Charles Dearman. Soldiers serving a one-year tour. They had “I never had any doubt,” said Wonju two-and-out in Area III tournaments.” Spc. Quinten Clinton added 12, with Sgt. to build a new team from scratch.”Lady Dawgs drop two during EUSA actionBy Ken Hall win 44-39.USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs “It’s amazing how much dedication our team has,” said Lady Rebels coach Maj. Tony USAG-HUMPHREYS — The USAG- Reed. “We have Soldiers who are marriedHumphreys Lady Dawgs basketball team with dependants and it’s tough for them buthad high hopes entering the Eighth U.S. we always find time to practice – before theArmy-level tournament at the Super Gym games and after the games.”Feb. 6. Throughout the tournament, motivation Dropping back-to-back games to USAG- and morale from the sidelines continued.Yongsan’s Lady Rebels, 49-30 and Camp “We can’t always play in the games,” saidCarroll’s Crown Jewels 59-39, the Lady Lady Rebels player Sgt. Annushka Algee.Dawgs championship hopes diminished “Someone has to cheer the team on.”during the three-day event. While the Crown Jewels’ defense “All teams have made adjustments and prevented the Lady Dawgs from reachingpicked up new players during the season, the tournament’s championship game, theyand the level of playing has improved by could not hold back the Lady Rebels’ fast-everyone,” said Lady Dawgs coach Donny break scoring efforts to win the women’sElvoid. “We had a tough time this week with team championship.three of our starters sidelined from injuries, “We were prepared to play our best butand had to make adjustments.” Yongsan played a better game,” said Crown USAG-Humphreys Lady Dawgs player Thomascina Shepard (22) pulls down a rebound from In Saturday’s championship game, the Jewels coach Staff Sgt. Hazel Pendergraph. Camp Carroll Crown Jewels player Kadina Baldwin (15) during EUSA tournament action at theLady Rebels held off Crown Jewels for the “We’ll play better in the future.” Super Gym Feb. 6. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall
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  • FEBRUARY 13, 2009 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 25, KATUSA Soldiers join Daegu citizens,make wishes under 2009’s first full moon The First Lunar Full Moon greeting festival was held at Shinecheon Riverside, next to the Jungdong Bridge from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 9. First full moon day is also known as ‘Jongwol Daeborum’ in Korean. Jongwol Daeborum is one of the Korean holidays and people perform various activities traditionally such as kite flying, making wishes under moon and burning the fields. Soldiers and KATUSA soldiers from HHC, USAG-Daegu and 563 Med log. also participated to celebrate the festival with Daegu citizens. U.S. Soldiers got to try several Korean traditional games like Jegi-chagi (Korean hockey sack) and Yut (Korean board game.) It was meaningful for both local citizens and Soldiers as they exchanged their cultures which helped them to understand one another better during the event. (Counter-clockwise from top left) USAG-Daegu Garrison Commander Col. Michael P. Saulnier performed ‘gosa’, a Korean traditional ritual ceremony to wish a good fortune for new year. U.S Soldiers, KATUSAs and Daegu citizens watched a burning the ‘moon house’ and fireworks during the festival. The first Lunar full moon rose over Shincheon Riverside, Daegu during ‘2009 first Lunar Full Moon greeting Festival’ held by Namgu District, Feb. 9. HHC, USAG-Daegu Sgt. 1st Class, Michael A. Brown (left) threw Yut sticks during ‘Yut’, a Korean traditional board game during the festival. HHC, USAG- Daegu Sgt. Curtis L. Radoff played a Korean shuttlecock game called ‘Jegi’ during the event. To view these photos online, visit — Photos by Nam-gu District Public Relations Officer, Jung, Gwan-sik
  • USAG-D • PAGE 26 AREA IV THE MORNING CALM t News & Notes Daegu American School Environmental Science Camp Carroll Bowling Events students tour Camp Henry’s water plant In February Camp Carroll Bowing DPW Environmental demonstrates how water flows safely at USAG-Daegu Center holds several events for By Kim, Moon-hee everyone who loves to bowl. On USAG-Daegu Public Affairs Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, Scotch Doubles Bowling Tournament will CAMP HENRY — Daegu American be held at 7 p.m. Entry fee is $10 per School environmental science students couple. Flowers for the lades and toured Camp Henry’s water plant Feb. 5, steak & shrimp are $15.95. Additionally and now have a better understanding of how Presidents Day, Feb. 16, is $1 bowling and why the water they use is safe. and $1 shoe rental all day. Feb. 28 is “Back in the old days, people used to die 9-pin tournament at 3 p.m. Entry fee young, getting diseases really easily. People is $20. For more information call 765- were getting sick from the drinking water. 4470. Look around the world and poor countries. People die from drinking water,” said Chief, 2009 DSA Tuition Scholarship Planning & Conservation Branch, DPW Applications for five tuition-only Environmental Division, Mark Gettel. scholarships totaling $10,000 are The purpose of the field trip was to show now available to qualifying Daegu students firsthand the processes water goes Spouse Association members and through to make it safe for their use. They their dependents. The application with learn about the process in school, but Gettel applicable rules is available online at said he believes that to see it in real life Submission meant a lot to the students. deadline is March 31, 2009. Contact He began the tour by discussing the Laurie Slade at or importance of the environment in our 010-8671-6061 for more information. daily lives – and potentially, jobs for students of environmental science. “The DAS Environmental Science student, Craig Rosalie (left) listens as a chief of P&C Branch, Dinner at Napoli environmental field is an important field,” DPW Environmental Division, Mark Guttel discusses water plant operations during a Looking for great homemade Italian Gettel emphasized. “Everybody needs recent field trip, Feb. 5. — U.S. Army photo by Kim, Moon-hee food? Then dinner at Napoli is the event drinking water. Every community has and Camp George,” explained Gettel during going on, so chemicals in the river became for you. It is on Wednesday, Feb 18 6:30 drinking water plant operators, or waste the tour. “So all your water you drink out of more concentrated. The chemical is called to 8:30 p.m. Come and meet new friends water treatment plant operators. So this is… the faucet, or take a shower with on (Camps) Dioxane. It sounds similar to Dioxin, (a at DSA restaurant social event. RSVP science coming back to you. This is what Henry and George comes from here. The carcinogen) but it’s a different chemical.” with Lara at you’re studying science and math for.” water tower can hold about 200,000 gallons Dioxane is commonly found in cosmetic According to Gettel, the water (used at of water up there. The reason why the water products such as lipstick and shampoo. Mardi Gras USAG-Daegu) originally comes from Daegu is stored high up there is that we don’t need At the conclusion of the tour, students Come and celebrate Mardi Gras at City. “The water is pulled from the river. to pump the water to individual places since had increased their knowledge in an area of Hiltop Club, Feb. 20 and at Hideway Chlorine is added to the water to kill any water goes down, giving enough pressure.” environmental science that affects each of Club, Feb. 21 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on types of bacteria that can cause illness. We Students asked about recent issues with them and their families, every day. both days. There will be food, special take the water, and we run it through filters Daegu City’s water supply. “I feel good because now I know where drinks, games and door prizes. Do again and add more chlorine to it. So it gets “We test the water a couple of times a my water comes from,” said R.J. Venavente. not miss the prize for best costume! treated two times. Chlorine is not bad, it’s month,” Gettel said. “We look for bacteria Nik Dunsmore added that he enjoyed For more information call 764-4985 or organic particles.” in the drinking water. If (bacteria is found), the tour, and learning about the effects of 765-8574. Students were also curious about Camp we immediately notify the community to different chemicals. Henry’s large, red and white water tower. either boil their water to kill the bacteria, or Camp Carroll Worship Service “This treatment plant serves Camp Henry to not drink the water. There was a draught Every Tuesday there will be an 11:40 a.m. worship service at the Camp Carroll Chapel. Everyone is invited. Camp Carroll Civilian employee gives hope to Waegwan local students for better lives Lunch will be provided after the service. For more information, contact the Camp Carroll Chapel staff at 765-8343. from them. Since the divorce, Kim has been raised under her grandmother’s care. Her DAS Leadership Conference grandmother works at a factory making a Daegu American School holds third low wage. annual leadership conference Feb - Kim, Hye-bin, 11-year-olld girl in 27-28 from Friday 5 p.m. until Saturday the fifth grade. She lost her parent by a car 7 p.m. It is at DAS annex building. The accident in her early age. Since then she has conference is for DAS students interested been raised by her grandmother. in leadership training and community The donation was in honor of Burwick’s members willing to train the students. If mother, Rose Nell Burwick, who passed interested contact Thelberstine Buford at away in Dec. 2008 at the age of 91. She had 11 children and spent a great deal of time caring of them while working full Apple Tree Gift Shop time as a cook/cafeteria manager at the Come visit the apple tree gift shop. It elementary school. Camp Carroll Consolidated Mailroom Postal Supervisor/Official Mail Manager Floyd is located next to the Evergreen Golf “God blessed my mother and us by Burwick Jr. (left) delivers his donation to Waegwan local students Kim, So-hee (middle) Club parking lot. Ask about group letting her live a long life after retirement, and Kim, Hye-bin(right), Feb. 5 — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lee, Dodam shopping dates, 60 days layaway for this I will always be thankful. God has Korean Furniture, Souvenirs, Celadon, By Pfc. Lee, Dodam Joong-ang elementary school Feb. 5. really blessed me and my family; my mom Jewelry and much, much more! It USAG-Daegu Public Affairs Burwick donated 700,000 won per student. loved children and we also love them, so as opens on Wednesday and Saturday The money will cover for each student’s a way of honoring my mother, and to show from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. CAMP CARROLL — USAG Daegu, school lunch and supplies. thanks to God, I would like to help some Camp Carroll Consolidated Mailroom The names of student recipients are: child in some small way. I need nothing Visit to Postal Supervisor/Official Mail Manager - Kim, So-hee, 12-year-old girl in the other than to know that what I donate will download high-resolution versions of the photos featured in the USAG- Floyd Burwick Jr. demonstrate his spirit of sixth grade. Her parents got divorced in her be used for school lunches or school supplies Daegu section of the Morning Calm. giving to two local students from Waegwan early age but there has not been any contact for a child in need,” said Burwick.
  • FEBRUARY 13, 2009 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 27 USAG-Daegu Spotlight USAG-Daegu biologist monitors wetland at Camp Carroll on World Wetlands Day USAG-Daegu Natural Resources Program Manager, John Thomas Kunneke, measures the seasonal high water level at pre-selected survey points placed at the wetland edge of the Camp Carroll wetland project site, Feb. 2. The survey points are stakes located at key positions along the extent of the wetland in order to monitor the hydrologic cycle of the wetland and establish elevation points for wetland restoration objectives. He currently coordinates initial wetland restoration phases with the contractor, Beautiful Environmental Construction Co., Ltd. (BEC), which will commence initial groundwork activities onsite in mid-February. Mr. Kunneke has also conducted ongoing seasonal wildlife observations, stream assessments, and vegetation sampling along the wetland system corridor. To view this photo online, visit — U.S. Army photo by Kwon, Min-seok
  • USAG-D • PAGE 28 AREA IV THE MORNING CALMThis week’s USAG-Daegu job profile: Public Affairs Intern reporterHow do you help USAG-Daegu to What qualities does your job require? Daegu that has a mission to defend myaccomplish its mission? In order to successfully conduct the job as hometown, Daegu, by informing the Army I am working as an intern for USAG- a newspaper reporter, ‘linguistic proficiency’ community of public affairs, all of which areDaegu Public Affairs Office. My basic in four aspects of language- speaking, very influential to the community. It reallyand important job is to cover a variety of listening, reading and writing- is a must. makes me have a more positive, professionalevents that take place in USAG-Daegu No matter what events you cover you need and public-spirited attitude.and notify the Daegu community of useful to have the ability to deal with them on a What is one thing about your job thatinformation by writing follow-up stories case-by-case basis. As a member of an official most people don’t know?for the newspaper, Morning Calm Weekly. media organization, it is also important to Many people might consider ‘newspaper’I operate and manage the Command treat all the community people in a prudent as just one of numerous regular printedChannel, aiming at helping get out official and respectful manner. media issues, which is supposed to comecommand information and many enjoyable Mr. Kwon, Min-seok What do you like most about your job? out every week. But I think it is a constantadvertisements of upcoming events for the USAG-Daegu Public Affairs Office I like most the fact with my position challenge that comes out on a daily andcommunity people serving in the garrison. Intern reporter that I am able to contribute to USAG- weekly basis. AREA IV Job Opportunities ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER VACANCY GRADE LOCATION CLOSE DATE APF US CITIZEN POSITIONS KOEZ09890141R Supv IT Spec (Network) YC-2 837th Trans Bn, Busan Feb. 18 KOEZ09228526 Telecommunications Specialist GS-12 36th Sig Bn, Cp. Walker Feb. 20 KOEZ08783038R-1 Marine Cargo Specialist GS-9 837th Trans Bn, Busan Feb. 21 KOEZ0889914R-1 Range Operations Specialist GS-11 TSAK, Cp. Carroll Feb. 23 NAF US CITIZEN POSITION KRNAFEZ09-001-K4 Administrative assistant NF-3 CYS2 Cp. Walker Feb. 16 KRNAFEZ090005WW CYS Facility Director NF-4 CYS2 Cp. Walker Feb. 20 KRNAFEZ09-002-K4 Recreation Assistant NF-2 CRD CAC, Cp. Carroll Feb. 20 KN NAF POSITIONS(Open to KN & 3rd Country Family Members) SA-09-0241 Meat Cutter KWB-7 Commissary, Cp. Walker Feb. 16 USO PAC 19 ITT Specialist N/A Cp. Walker Until Filled CONTRACT N/A On-Call HR Specialist N/A MPD, 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
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