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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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    • For the latest civilian employment news and information visit: 27, 2009 • Volume 7, Issue 23 Published for those serving in the Republic of KoreaInside Boy Scouts give 188th MP Donations from Stork’s Nest some Soldiers visit Humphreys students spring cleaning local orphanage arrive in Iraq Page 13 Page 26 Page 23Realistic training preparesSoldiers for the battlefield194th Combat SustainmentSupport Battalion conductsconvoy live-fire at Story RangeBy Edward JohnsonIMCOM-Korea Public Affairs PANMUNJOM — With weaponsat the ready, members of 194th CombatSustainment Support Battalion set out atdawn to conduct convoy live-fire traininghere, March 25. The fast-paced exercise exposed Soldiersto many of the real-world perils found ontoday’s asymmetric battlefield, culminatingin a series of drills designed to hone theirskills in reacting to road-side bombs andenemy small-arms fire. “These Soldiers have been training for thepast six months to prepare for this day andtheir hard work is evident in the outstandingperformance I’ve seen throughout thebattalion,” said Command Sgt. Maj.Nichelle S. Fails. At times gritty and intense, the Soldiersworked in teams to zero in on enemy targetswith their rifles and machine guns. “This scenario is interesting and veryrealistic,” said Pvt. Jiwoo Kim, a KATUSAassigned to the battalion. Pvt. Dylan Florres, a battalion mechanicand one of the day’s enemy combatant role-players, sees the training as realistic and agood way to build unit cohesion. “Whatwe are doing is basically helping Soldierslearn how to train safely and work as ateam,” he said. “Everybody is highly motivated andready to fight,” said Chief Warrant Officer4 Joseph Williams, HHC, 194th CombatSupport Sustainment Battalion, safetyofficer. “Taking care of our Soldiers is veryimportant, we don’t want any injuries. That’swhy we do risk assessments and go over allof the details to make this a very safe, yetrealistic, training environment.” TOP: With weapons at the ready, Soldiers from the 194th Combat Sustainment Master Sgt. Kenneth Ashley, the day’s Support Battalion prepare to engage targets with rifles and machine guns duringpyrotechnics NCO, described the training as a convoy live-fire training exercise, while traveling in the back of a Light Mediumimportant in building teamwork within the Tactical Vehicle. RIGHT: 184th CSSB Soldiers dismount and rush to return fire duringbattalion. “Here in Korea and in places like a simulated fire-fight at the Story Live-fire Range. ABOVE: As smoke and dust swirlsIraq and Afghanistan, we need to make sure in the background from a simulated vehicle-borne improvised explosive device,our Soldiers know how to react under fire Command Sgt. Maj. Nichelle S. Fails observes members of the 194th CSSB as theyand to ensure they are prepared for anything open fire on targets in the distance. To view all of the photos related to this event,the enemy throws at them.” visit — U.S. Army photo by Edward Johnson
    • NEWS • PAGE 2 NEWS THE MORNING CALM SHARP POINT #11-09 The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Command - Korea Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. John Uberti Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson Deputy PAO: Slade Walters Senior Editor: Susan Silpasornprasit Key Resolve and Foal Eagle Success! Congratulations and thanks go out to accomplished that task in an exemplary to their home stations. USAG-RED CLOUD Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, manner. This combined and joint We usually have a rise in indiscipline Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson and civilian employees exercise took tremendous just following exercises; you’ve all worked CI Officer: James F. Cunningham for making this year’s Key planning, preparation very hard during Key Resolve ’09, so don’t USAG-YONGSAN Resolve/Foal Eagle (KR/FE) and leadership from all spoil that through bad or poor behavior. I Commander: Col. David W. Hall participants. The hard Public Affairs Officer: David McNally exercise a great success! KR/ request that all leaders emphasize this with Staff Writers: Sgt. Im Jin-min, Cpl. Lee Min-hwi, FE is the first of our two work and professional the goal of making sure that all deployed Spc. Jason C. Adolphson annual main command post effort everyone put into and assigned service members here on the USAG-HUMPHREYS exercises and to complete the exercise ensured it was Korean Peninsula understand this focus on Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. it without serious injury or executed both safely and stalwart behavior. Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy CI Officer: Lori Yerdon major equipment damage is to standard. This has been an enormously successful Writer-Editor: Ken Hall a great accomplishment and I urge each of you to exercise because of everyone’s focus on Designer: Cpl. Kim, Hyung Joon remain vigilant in your a source of pride. safety. Once again, thank you all for your USAG-DAEGU My i n i t i a l m e s s a g e accident prevention and hard work and personal sacrifice. Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier asked for your personal force protection efforts. Staff Writer: Pvt. Park, Kyung Rock Staff Writer: Lee, Dodam involvement in preventing Gen. Walter L. Sharp Commanders and leaders We go together! WALTER L. SHARP unnecessary losses of must remain personally General, US Army This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The personnel and equipment from accidents. You engaged until their last units return safely Commander FED Commander named Black Engineer of the Year 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 By Joe Campbell improving the living, working and with thousands of local Korean contractors Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way con- Far East District Public Affairs training conditions of America’s sons and located at various sites and installations nected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written daughters serving our nation overseas, throughout Korea. contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. C o l o n e l C l a re n c e D a v e Tu r n e r, which are very impressive,” said Lt. Gen “He is an outstanding engineer and The appearance of advertising in this publication, including Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Van Antwerp, Commander, U.S. Army leader who sets the example for all to follow,” inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement Engineers Far East District was named Corps of Engineers. said Van Antwerp. by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or ser- vices advertised. Everything advertised in this publication Black Engineer of the Year and received For more than twenty-seven years Most impressive is that he still finds time shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage the prestigious Professional Achievement in Turner has served on active duty in a to serve as a positive role model, relationship without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, Government Award Feb. 21. variety of command and staff positions builder and caring leader who makes a great or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or The award, presented at the BEYA to include; Assistant Deputy Director effort to mentor and guide the Soldiers, patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse Science, Technology, Engineering and for Operations, J-3, at the Pentagon civilian engineers and foreign nationals with to print advertising from that source until the violation is Mathematics Global Competitiveness and commander of the 14th Engineer whom he comes into contact,” he said. corrected. Conference in Baltimore recognizes the Battalion, Fort Lewis, Wash., where he Colonel Turner graduated from Central Oriental Press President: Charles Chong achievements of African-American leaders deployed and redeployed to Operation Missouri State University with a Bachelor Commercial Advertising and their accomplishments in engineering Iraqi Freedom. Colonel Turner has also of Arts Degree in Mathematical Sciences Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 Fax: (02) 790-5795 and technology. been assigned to The Federal Republic of and holds two Master’s Degrees; one in E-mail: Colonel Turner, a combat veteran, is a Germany, Bosnia, and served in the Gulf Industrial Engineering and the other in Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post native of St. Louis, Mo. and is the first African- War as a company commander. Strategic Studies. American to serve as the Army’s District In his current assignment, Turner He is also a graduate of the U.S. SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Engineer in the Asia-Pacific region. He is works hand-in-hand with the Republic Command and General Staff College and Phone: DSN 724-3366 E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly responsible for planning, engineering, design of Korea Ministry of Defense toward the U.S. Army War College. and construction management services for strengthening the ROK-US Alliance His military awards include; the U.S. Forces in Korea across the full spectrum through engineering. Bronze Star Medal with “Valor” Device, of operations from peace to war – in direct He also directs a multi-ethnic, multi- two Bronze Star Medals, the Defense support of U.S. Forces Korea in Armistice and cultural and multi-national workforce Meritorious Service Medal, two National Visit us online contingency operations in Korea. of approximately 400 military (active, Defense Service Medals, the Bronze de The Morning Calm “The contributions he [Colonel Turner] reserve and ARNG), Department of Army Fleury Medal and many other personal and makes focus on quality of life issues through civilians, and Korean Nationals along unit decorations. FED Project Manager receives commitment have been instrumental in building strong relationships with her customers and stakeholders, said Colonel Clarence D. Modern Day Technology Award Turner, Commander of the Far East District. “Keysha’s passion for everything she does is contagious and her By Joe Campbell positive attitude and cheerful outlook have energized and motivated Far East District Public Affairs the Korean Relocation Program Office to make considerable achievements in the design and construction of the $10 billion Keysha Cutts, a project officer with U.S. Army Corps of Yongsan Relocation and Land Partnership Plans,” Engineers Far East District received the Modern Day Technology Turner went on to say; “Her thoughtfulness, diplomatic nature, Leader Award and was honored at the Black Engineer of the Year and technical grasp of the elementary school and high school conference Feb. 21. projects exemplify her as an effective leader for superbly executing The award, presented at the BEYA Science, Technology, the challenging YRP/LPP that includes bi-lateral negotiations with Submitting to The Morning Calm Weekly Engineering and Mathematics Global Competitiveness Conference the Republic of Korea Ministry of National Defense.” Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, in Baltimore recognizes the achievements of African-American leaders Cutts talked about the experience of being named Black story submissions and other items: and their accomplishments in engineering and technology. Engineer of the Year and being amongst the many talented Cutts currently serves as a project manager with the Korea professionals at the conference. “Being recognized as a Modern For all submitted items include a point of con- Relocation Project Office where she directs engineer planning, day Technology Leader is an honor I do not take for granted,” she tact name and telephone number. All items are design, and construction for several projects totaling over $50 said. “It is an irreplaceable motivating experience to be surrounded subject to editing for content and to insure they million. Prior to working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by the diverse pool of professional men and women in the math, conform with DoD guidelines. Cutts was a project manager with the Maryland Department science and engineering industry.” IMCOM-K Public Affairs of Transportation. “It is always a humbling experience when A graduate of Morgan State University she holds a Bachelor of and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located someone takes the time to publicly recognize your career efforts Science degree in civil engineering and is currently working on a in Bldg. 1416, Yongsan Garrison Main Post. and achievements in a positive light,” said Cutts. Masters in Business Administration at the University of Phoenix. For information, call 724-3365. As one of the project engineers for the largest project in the “I could not have asked for a better leader,” said Turner. “It is an history of the Far East District, Cutts’s personal and professional absolute privilege to serve with such a dedicated professional.”
    • MARCH 27, 2009 NEWS NEWS • PAGE 3 MP Blotter The following entries were excerpted from the military police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. AREA I: Underage Drinking; Failure to Obey Order or Regulation (2ID Policy Letter #8); Subject #1 and Subject #2 were observed by MP at the Ha’s Kepab, Dongducheon Entertainment District. Subject #1 and Subject #2 were apprehended by MP and transported to the USAG-Casey PMO where MP detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from their person. A check of Subject #1’s and Subject #2’s ID cards revealed that they were under the legal age to consume alcohol. Subject #1 and Subject #2 were administered PBTs, with results of 0.129% BAC for Subject #1 and 0.078% BAC for Subject #2. Subject #1 and Subject #2 were processed and released to their unit and were instructed to report to the USAG-Casey PMO at a later time. At 1330 hrs, 18 FEB 09, Subject #1 and Subject #2 reported to the USAG-Casey PMO where they were advised of their legal rights, which they waived, rendering written sworn statements admitting to the offenses. Subject #1 and Subject #2 were processed and released to their unit. This is a final report. AREA I: Failure to Perform PMCS; Investigation revealed that when Subject #1 turned his GOV into the TMP for routine dispatch, TMP personnel noticed damage to the vehicle. Damages to the GOV consisted of dents and scratches to the left rear quarter panel. Further investigation revealed on 06 Viewing the popular giraffe habitat is part of the fun of a trip to the Seoul Grand Park Zoo. Wildlife exhibits and a botanical garden are also located FEB 09, Subject #1 dispatched the vehicle for on the zoo grounds. Visit to view more photos from the zoo online. — U.S. Army photo by Edward Johnson his battalion. Over the next week, numerous unknown persons operated the vehicle and failed to properly fill out the dispatch. Prior to SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities returning the vehicle to the TMP, Subject #1 failed to notice the damage on the vehicle. MP Seoul Grand Park Zoo of hope. Hours are: weekdays, 2 -8 p.m. and weekends, The museum tour is scheduled 5-6:30 p.m. and the titled Subject #1 with failure to perform PMCS The park is located about 20 minutes (by car) from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. The Gallery is closed on Wednesdays. musical concert at 7-8:30 p.m. Free transportation and a DD FM 1408 was issued. KNP was not USAG-Yongsan. The Zoo consists of a variety Tickets are free. For more information visit the website at available from USAG Yongsan to the museum and notified due to jurisdiction. ECOD is unknown. of family-friendly exhibits, including a botanical return. For more information and/or ticket reservations, This is a final report. garden, insect display, dolphin show and many send e-mail to Limited tickets; AREA II: Communicating a Threat; Subject other animal exhibits and hands-on attractions. Spring Fest (March 27-April 5) reserve now. #1 communicated a threat to Victim #1. Via Visitors to the Seoul Grand Park will find plenty of From the end of March to early April, Korea’s largest cherry e-mail. The e-mail consisted of derogatory parking and a Sky Lift or street trolly that transport blossom festival takes place in Jinhae. More than 2 million Stawberry Fest (April 10-12) comments that offended Victim #1. Subject #1 guests from the parking area to the Zoo and other tourists come from all over the world to walk along the tree Nonsan is Korea’s largest strawberry producing was apprehended and charged by KNP under attractions in the park. In close proximity to the zoo, lined streets and picturesque mountain paths. There are so region and in mid-April each year they hold a festival RCC ART #307 (Defamation of Character). celebrating this tasty, vitamin C-laden fruit. Nonsan’s visitors will also find Seoul Land Amusement Park, many cherry blossom trees in Jinhae that when the wind Subject #1 was processed and released into the Museum of Contemporary Art, a local horse blows it seems like it is raining cherry blossom petals. The strawberries are thought to be some of the most MP custody on a CJ Form 2. Subject #1 was issued an Appendix L and released to her racing track and many hiking trails.Seoul Grand Jinhae Gunhang festival also commemorates Korea’s delicious in Korea, and at the Nonsan strawberry sponsor. At 1130 hrs, 18 FEB 09, Subject Park purposes to provide the public with space and famous Admiral Yi Sun Shin and so the festival program festivalvisitors can pick as many as their baskets, or #1 reported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO opportunities for recreation, refreshment and health includes a military band parade as well as many cherry stomachs, can hold. There are also plenty of original where she was advised of her legal rights, improvement as well as education on wildlife through blossom themed events. From Seoul Station, take a train strawberry creations for visitors to sample, such as which she waived rendering a written sworn conservation and exhibition of animals and plants. to Changwon station (8:25 a.m.- 6:25 p.m., five trains daily / strawberry rice cakes and even strawberry hot sauce, statement denying the offense. Subject #1 To learn more about the Seoul Grand Park Zoo, est. travel time of 5 hrs. 30 min.). From Changwon Station, as well as established treats like strawberry pancakes was processed and released to her sponsor. visit their official website at: you can take a shuttle train that operates during the festival and strawberry jam. Other events include a strawberry This is a final report. Eng/html/main.jsp period to Jinhae station(9:30a.m.- 7:50 p.m., five trains exhibition and there are plenty of hands-on activities AREA II: Wrongful Destruction of Government daily / est. travel time of 20 min.). From Jinhae Station, for visitors to try, such as baking a strawberry cake. Property; Person(s) unknown, by means Drawing Show (Thru March 31) it is a two to three minutes walk to the festival grounds. With strawberries available at low prices during the unknown, damaged a GOV, which was secured The Drawing Show is a nonverbal musical show in Visit or the festival webpage for festival, visitors will be able to take lots home with them. and unattended at the road adjacent to BLDG which performers complete amazing paintings on information at The festival includes a fireworks display and visitors #5119. Damages to the GOV consisted of stage. This unique show combines art, theatre, and should also pay a visit to Nonsan’s specialty market. dents to the left door. A search of the area for music to create a high-energy performance that will Free concert, museum tour (April 6) Visit subject(s) met with negative results. ECOD delight audiences of all ages. Over a period of 90 The Korean American Association will hold its annual is unknown. This is a final report. minutes, the performers create 10 works of arts. This Friendship Concert for American forces personnel and Ancient Culture (April 11-18) AREA III: Larceny of Government; Person(s) performance is playing now at the Drawing Show their family members at the National Museum of Korea The festival, Daesong-dong Ancient Tombs and unknown, by means unknown, removed Theater in the Daehangno. Visit www.tour2korea. on Monday, April 6. The KAA is also offering a free Sureungwon, includes some 40 exciting programs an XBOX 360 which was unsecured and com for details. guided tour of the museum prior to the concert. The under six different categories, based on the theme unattended at BLDG #110. The unknown musicians of the Beautiful Mind Charity and the Eighth of “the mysteries of the 2,000 year old Gaya culture.” individual then fled the scene. A search of Photo Exhibit (Thru April 2) Army Band will perform along with Korean Popera Singer Events include “The 4th Kingdom”, a fantasy musical the area for subject(s) and/or witness(es) met Artist Shin captures the sincere, genuine world Rose Jang, Soprano Kyung-Hye La, and Tenor Hyun- that is a dramatization of the myth of King Suro; “King with negative results. There were no signs of thus taking lots of photos of children and photos Jae Park. Musical selections include Over the Rainbow Suro’s Marriage”, which pays tribute to the marriage forced entry. Witness #1 rendered a written displaying humanity at its purest. Through photos like from the movie Wizard of Oz; Dancing Queen from the of King Suro and Heo Hwang-ok, the first international statement attesting to the incident. ECOL is hardworking men with sincere smiles and a sense of musical Mama Mia, Overture to Candide by Bernstein; marriage in Korea; “Experience the Voyage of Queen $300. This is a final report. purpose, Artist Shin tries to capture every moment to You Raise Me Up popularized by singer Josh Groban, Heo’s Ship” Visit or http:// create an everlasting masterpiece with a message Brindisi from the opera La Traviata, and many more. Source:,,, — No endorsement implied.
    • NEWS • PAGE 4 NEWS THE MORNING CALM This Week’s Profile in Service: 2009: Year of the NCOName: Gibson, MaureenRank: Staff Sgt.Organization: HHB 3-2 ADA BNBrief Job Description: 92Y3OTime in Service: 6 years 7 monthsRecent Accomplishments: Induction intothe prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club,led the unit in receiving its Supply ExcellenceAward from FORSCOM, was instrumentalin the unit receiving the AAME award,serves as the Battalion Equal OpportunityRepresentative-lead NCO in the BDE levelBlack History Month awareness by providingan event in recognition of Dr. Martin LutherKing Jr., manages over 90 million dollarsof equipment on unit property books,continuously receives 290 and above on herAPFTs and maintains her Army PhysicalFitness Badge, managed to exhaust over600 thousand dollars of excess equipmentin order for the rest of the Army to utilize,Honor graduate in the Unit Supply Specialist Staff Sgt. Maureen GibsonBasic Noncommissioned Officers CourseWhat Makes an Effective NCO: An effective NCO is one that is strong in values, mentallyand physically tough, one that sets the example and does not deviate from that, stern butfair. An NCO who puts into action our Creed of the Noncommissioned Officer on a dailybasis. An NCO who assists others to better themselves both professionally and personally,one that is technically and tactically proficient in their MOS and skill level. One who isalways prepared to give and not expect to receive? An NCO who is morally and ethicallysound, assists their Soldiers in doing the same, teach, coach, mentor and train. National Security Personnel System Update: The Department of Defense and the hire, promote, reassign, and take any Office of Personnel Management will other personnel actions necessary to undertake a review of the National accomplish their missions. Security Personnel System. -The NSPS review will cover the complete regulatory framework, including the -DoD will delay any further conversions recently finalized NSPS staffing rule of organizations into NSPS until at least that takes effect on March 23, 2009. Oct. 2009, pending the outcome of this By putting this regulation in place, it review. makes the system “whole” and allows the -During the review, organizations already system to operate as it was designed while covered by NSPS will continue to a comprehensive review of all NSPS operate under NSPS policies, regulations, policies is conducted. and procedures. They will continue toFMWR seeking focus group volunteersto discuss entertainmentFMWR seeks community input for performance ideasCourtesy of IMCOM-K FMWR * Single, 18-29 years old Family and MWR needs assistance E-mail active-duty military from all or call DSN 725-5289 with the followingservices for two focus groups sessions taking information:place April 8 on Yongsan Garrison,10:30 - Full Name and Ranka.m.-noon or noon-1:30 p.m. - Email Address Sessions will run approximately 1-1.5 - Age Group (18 – 29 or 30+)hours and discuss “Entertainment”. Sign - Marital Statusup no later than March 27. - How long at this assignment AFE will provide lunch and refreshments - Family members on base?and a gift to all participants. Attire isUniform of the Day. This is your chance to let us know what entertainment would like to see brought toThe two demographics requested are: Korea during the next year.* Married, with Family Members on base, Thank you for your help in selecting30 years or older participants for these group meetings.
    • MARCH 27, 2009 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 5 percent ID checkbegins in all Area I clubsBy Jim CunninghamUSAG-RC Public Affairs drinking alcoholic beverages. Leaders and command informed FMWR RED CLOUD GARRISON — Area and Army and Air Force Exchange ServiceI leadership decided all Area I clubs and underage Soldiers had been drinking notbowling establishments on post and only in clubs on post, but in bars and clubsstores selling alcohol begin a 100 percent off post, Bradford said.identification check to determine if the “A n y t i m e a F M W R o r A A F E Scustomers buying alcoholic beverages are establishment serves alcohol they will checkof legal age. to make sure their customers are of legal First Sgt. Briane Allen of Alpha Company, drinking age,” Bradford said. “If someoneDivision Special Troops Battalion, thinks the looks more than 21 years of age, bartendersdecision to conduct 100 percent ID checks may not check their ID.” 1st Sgt. Briane Allen (left) of Alpha Company, DSTB, has his ID checked by Mitchell’s Clubis an outstanding idea. Bradford says FMWR has decided in bartender Incha O March 20 while ordering an alcoholic beverage. The decision to begin 100 “We have Soldiers coming over here who order to be a sound steward of all clubs percent ID checks was made by command and leadership earlier thiat week. Photos from thisare underage and drinking,” Allen said. “It in Area I, it will check all IDs of persons event are available at— U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunninghamis funny because you would not think they ordering alcoholic beverages.would do it under our noses, but they do. “We have more of a community club or said. “We will work with leadership and persons from breaking laws and regulations,They will put their drinks in a paper cup and restaurant,” Bradford said. “We will not be ask everyone to produce evidence they are Bradford said.sit in a corner and you would never know checking everyone as they enter through the 21 or older. For those of legal age, we will “We will work with leadership to keepwhat they are drinking.” doors, but we will certainly check their IDs give them a wrist band so wait staff will not this action from seeming as though big Allen’s observation is not the only when they order alcoholic beverages.” have to continue to check their IDs when brother is watching,” Bradford because Chris Bradford, USAG-RC Bradford knows there is a fine line ordering alcohol.” “We want everyone to come back to theFamily and Morale, Welfare and Recreation between doing the right things in keeping Taking action such as 100 percent ID clubs, so it is a fine line between makingbusiness manager, says there is a law and a customers honest versus harassment. checks for those ordering alcoholic beverages everyone comfortable and protecting themregulation prohibiting Soldiers and Family “It is a requirement we not serve alcohol in clubs and restaurants on post will as well as protecting the command andmembers under 21 years of age from to anyone under 21 years of age,” Bradford protect the club staff and prevent underage leadership.” Warriors participate in spring riverfront clean-up Participating in the 2009 Spring Riverfront Clean-up, along Dongducheon City’s portion of the Shincheon River, are Sgt. Phillip Samuels (left) and Pfc. Joseph Bell of Company E, 143rd Air Defense Artillery. More than 150 USAG-Casey Soldiers from the 210th Fires Brigade and their supporting elements partnered with local citizens and city officials March 20. City volunteers, along with support from USAG-Casey’s USO staff, were also on hand to pass out light snacks and beverages. — U.S. Army photo by Jack Loudermilk
    • USAG-RC • PAGE 6 AREA I THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Village Green Off Limits Effective immediately, Village Green Cere- monial Field is off limits for physical fitness, pets, and just simply walking on the field for a short cut. Due to budget constraints, it is impossible to maintain the field for which it was designed. Children’s Matinee Movies Children’s matinee movies will be shown at 3 p.m. April 9 and 24. For more information call: 732-6307. Sexual Assault Awareness Month Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities will include displays, presentations, safety courses and presentations at spouses ori- entations. Briefings will also be held at the Warrior Readiness Center Mondays and Thursday in April from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. For Certified Defense Financial Managers (from left) Chong Yol Yi, Myong Meyers, Yong Hui O, Un Hui Kim, Mi Na Chang, and Yun Ok Song look over more information call: 730-3494. documents and discuss the resource manaagement needs of the day in USAG-RC Resource Management office March 19. These six employees recently achieved the certified level for defense financial management. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham Arbor Day Celebration Red Cloud steps up with six new CDFMs There will be an Arbor Day celebration in Kolsandong village from 3 to 4 p.m. April 3. For more information call: 730-2585. Camp Stanley BOSS Programs for April By Jim Cunningham perform financial management functions,” approve spending.” Camp Stanley BOSS programs for April will USAG-RC Public Affairs Yi said, “is where financial mangers come Managing the large sums of money it include an Easter 3 on 3 basketball tour- nament, Everland Amusement Park trip, from. We have learned legislators are takes to run a garrison such as Red Cloud a Fashion Show, and a 5k run/walk for a RED CLOUD GARRISON — Col. the ones who make the laws concerning and Area I is the everyday business of the fallen comrade. For more information call: Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG-RC Garrison government resources, and the executive and CDFMs. Every dollar spent in Area I is 732-7167. commander, presented his commander’s judicial branches of government administer accounted for by CDFMs working in RM; coin for excellence to six employees of these laws.” from salaries to projects, large and small. New! Mitchell’s Sunday Brunch Red Cloud’s Resource Management Office Learning the roots of American “People always come to us and ask Mitchell’s will offer Sunday Brunch from 10 March 19 for becoming Certified Defense history gives students the background for for this or that,” Yi said. “When we a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday. No reserva- Financial Managers. Mi Na Chang, Un Hui understanding why the principles they learn, spend government money we record all tions are required. For more information Kim, Myong Meyers, Yong Hui O, Yun during the advanced stages of the course, the expenditures, commitments, and call: 732-8189/8211. Ok Song and Chong Yol Yi completed one are in place and what is expected of them obligations. The accounting system contains USAG-RC DHR Closure of the Army’s most involved and difficult as CDFMs. thousands of records, and each analyst has a and Relocation courses to reach the highest levels of financial As the students’ advance they learn set of ledgers and accounts to show how the The USAG-RC Directorate of Human Re- management. To qualify for the course and Defense Resource Management, Manpower money is spent.” sources Office, will be closed for DEERS/ take the examination, one has to have all Management or Personnel Management, The CDFM course trains students how ID Cards, Ration Control, and Personnel the training necessary to be involved in the and Management controls, and Fiscal laws, to project budget needs into the future as Services April 1 and 2 due to relocation. Army’s budget and financial matters. Yi explained. well as how to spend the budgets in hand The DHR will re-open for business April 3 Those selected to take the course and “Fiscal laws provide guidance to keep for current fiscal years. It is comprehensive in its new location, bldg. 611. If DEERS/ become CDFMs learn the principles for resource managers from illegally spending training, which prepares CDFMs for what ID Cards or ration control services are needed, services are available in Maude accountability, which were written into government funds,” Meyers said. “We work fate may come to garrison life both present Hall bldg. 2440 on USAG-Casey. For more bylaws in the years 1781-1789. The course at the execution level, we never see the big and future, Yi explained. information call: 732-7189. begins with early American history and lays picture of how and why funding comes to “This course is comprehensive training the ground work for the principles by which our level. This course teaches us the overall for Department of Defense financial Suicide Prevention Hotline CDFMs must abide, Yi said. concept of how funding is appropriated. The managers,” Yi said. “It makes financial USAG-RC Suicide Prevention Hotline is “What this course teaches people who course also teaches us we are liable when we managers competent.” open 24 hours. The DSN is: 737-5508 or Environmental committee finds Area I on track 011-9932-0187/010-5849-8194 or DSN: 732-6169/732-6016. Team Red Cloud Appreciation Day Team Red Cloud Appreciation Day will be By Margaret Banish-Donaldson said Richard Davis, USAG-Red Cloud nonconformance is scheduled to be celebrated in Mitchell’s Club on USAG-Red USAG-RC Public Affairs deputy commander. “We now need the completed by May 2009.” Cloud April 17 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Ev- units and internal offices and agencies to Results of the last environmental eryone is welcome. For more information CASEY GARRISON — The Area I verify the information for environmental performance assessment survey conducted call: 732-8189/8211. and 2nd Infantry Division environmental officers appointed and trained and the at the same time showed 48 findings. committee held its quarterly environmental hazardous waste and hazardous material “Thirty findings were corrected as of Aug. Mitchell’s Club Easter Sunday Brunch quality control meeting March 20 in the handlers appointed and trained before our 31, 2008 and six were corrected as of Feb. Mitchell’s Easter Sunday Brunch will be of- USAG-Casey Digital Conference Center. internal audit in May. This inspection will 28, 2009,” Meisler said. “The remaining 12 fered for $12.95 April 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information call: 732-8189/8211. “The purpose of the EQCC meeting not include everyone, but will be random findings are scheduled for completion by is to provide updated information on selections.” June 30, 2009.” 2009 Jewish Passover environmental programs and activities, and Internal audits are done every year, Furthermore, to meet the Army’s The first two days of Passover will be advise tenants on environmental priorities, whereas external environmental management requirements for integrated social waste observed with a retreat at the Religious policies and strategies,” said Lt. Col. Donald system audits are conducted every three years by fiscal 2010 the USAG-Red Cloud Retreat Center on Yongsan including two Meisler, USAG-Casey commander. “All the by the Army Environmental Center, Center directorate of public works is working on a Seder Meal programs, morning services momentum from last year shows the units for Preventive Medicine and Promotion of plan to be submitted at the next quarterly and daytime meals. The schedule for the and supporting agencies have done a good Health along with Installation Management EQCC meeting June 12. retreat is from April 8 -16. For more infor- job and are on track.” Command-Korea. “The goal is for all defense installations mation call: 725-6009. Results on the checklists from the staff The Area I and 2nd Infantry Division to divert no less than 40 percent of the For more news and notes and information assistant visits showed 100 percent for the external audit was done Feb. 25 – March 7, nonhazardous solid waste and 50 percent from around Area I log on to: http://ima.ko- second quarter in fiscal 2009. 2008, and showed six positive findings; six in of the construction and demolition wastes,” “We were successful with the program conformance, one major nonconformance Meisler said. “We are going to have to do because the senior leadership had and 11 minor nonconformances. a better job of sorting our trash, which is tremendous impact on ensuring the units “A l l 1 1 n o n c o n f o r m a n c e s we re now done by contractors. This will probably focused on flushing out nonconformities,” corrected,” Meisler said. “The one major occur within the next six months.”
    • MARCH 27, 2009 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 7 and Civilians train on Casey for CPR and first aid certificationBy Jim Cunningham “Much of the time we spouses are leftUSAG-RC Public Affairs at home while the husbands are working,” Bock said, “so it is vital we have good CASEY GARRISON — Soldiers and emergency skills.”Civilians, five in all, gathered in the Army Capt. Kenneth Hills of the 604th AirCommunity Services classroom on USAG- Support Operations Squadron was a BoyCasey March 21 to learn and recertify Scout master in the past and came to thethemselves for first aid and cardiopulmonary class to recertify his CPR and American Redresuscitation, known popularly as CPR. The Cross first aid training.class taught techniques used to resuscitate “I think it is great we have the Americaninfants, children and adults. Red Cross support us and be able to take “I am here to learn CPR and first aid,” advantage of these courses, whether it issaid Pfc. David Navarro. “I am taking these CPR, or first aid, so we can be preparedcourses because I like to be prepared for and provide assistance on the scene whenanything that happens. I work in a kitchen accidents happen,” Hills said.where accidents can happen every day.” Sarah Hileman came to learn CPR and Sgt. Homer Moore of 210th Fires first aid because she works in day care centersBrigade received an e-mail announcing the and needs to be certified.time and place for the training and found a “I work with children and babysit a lot,”volunteer in Navarro. Hileman said. “I figure it is time to get American Red Cross students (from left) Sarah Hileman, David Navarro, Katherina Bock, Ken- “It is always good to be prepared and certified and the course is available now. I neth Hills, and Taera Robbins practice infant CPR during class held in the Army Communityhave the basic knowledge of CPR and first don’t have a job at the moment, but I should Services classroom on USAG-Casey March 21. Additional photos from this event are availableaid so you can help others when accidents be prepared for the future.” online at— U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunninghamhappen,” Navarro said. Hileman believes everyone should learn Kathrina Bock took the class because she CPR for emergencies. and first aid instructor for Area I. people breathing.”works around children when she volunteers Taera Robbins is not associated with the “We try to get mothers to come in and The CPR and first aid classes are new toto teach English off post. military but she has a need to learn CPR get certified in CPR and first aid,” Friend USAG-Casey and Friend believes people “I want to have the basic knowledge and first aid skills. said. “My last wife passed away with should know they are offered at the Caseyto respond in the event of an emergency,” “I will work in wildlife and camping breathing difficulties and they could not American Red Cross.Bock said. “I have been a Red Cross with children and will start a job being find out why her lungs failed. “We will offer the classes once a month,”volunteer for the past two years, so now I a guide when I get back to the United She was on oxygen for years and finally Friend said. “If we have a good responseam recertifying.” States,” Robbins said. “This class is actually she was not able to maintain herself any and need to offer them more frequently, Bock is the wife of a Department of a recertification for me, but I never thought longer. For that reason I learned rescue we will.”Defense contractor and believes it is a good I would find one in Korea in English.” diving because you learn a lot about “We have a very good clinic here on post,thing for spouses to know CPR and first aid Donnie Friend, Health and Safety chair breathing. I became a teacher for the but when you deal with distant resourcesso they can respond to any emergencies that for the American Red Cross on Casey just American Red Cross because I can learn you may have to rely on persons with goodmay happen. arrived from Germany and will be the CPR more about respiration and what keeps CPR and first aid skills to save lives.”Year of the NCO 5k run celebrated at Red Cloud By Pfc. Jamal Walker Stadium, the formation was guided back USAG-RC Public Affairs on post and the Soldiers continued running around the perimeter of USAG-RC twice RED CLOUD GARRISON— before the formation was called to quick Noncommissioned officers gathered to greet time march and halt, signaling the end of the day March 20 with a different variation the run. of the standard physical training schedule “A run is the most expedient way to by celebrating the “Year of the NCO” with challenge yourself,” Burrowes said “When an all NCO 5k run for Warrior Country at you start on a run, during the middle, the USAG-RC. beginning or the end you are going to find The run featured a “best cadence calling” there are times when you will say, ‘Can I contest which selected, at the end of the make it? Can I complete this? Do I have event, a unit as having the best NCO in the fortitude to finish?’ A run actually tests Warrior Country calling cadence. us physically and mentally so when we get “This run is about NCO’s,” said back we can say ‘I have been tested and I Command Sgt. Maj. Peter Burrowes, 2nd made it.’” Infantry Division Command Sgt. Maj. Burrowes congratulated the Soldiers on “Soldier’s pride, tradition, and commitment; their performance during the run but was at you name it, that is what it is about.” a loss for words in determining the winner The event started in front of the USAG- of the best cadence calling contest. Because RC Fitness Center where Soldiers announced he was impressed with every unit and their their arrivals in mass formations calling cadences, Burrowes told the first sergeants of cadence, which echoed throughout the each unit to bring their best cadence caller garrison. to the front and gave them two coins and After stretching out and all preparations an NCO 5K T-shirt. were made, Burrowes briefed the Soldiers The selected NCOs were given 30 explaining how everyone will start and seconds to call their best cadence. After everyone will finish, before he started the hearing all cadences, Burrows awarded A run. Company DSTB for calling the best cadence The mass formation, led by a Military during the run. “Hold on to your hat Police vehicle off post and around the because this year will be a dynamic year for Uijeongbu Stadium, of more than 100 the noncommissioned officers,” BurrowesWarrior Country noncommissioned officers led by Command Sgt. Maj. Peter Burrowes (front Soldiers filled the air with sounds of different said. “We (the 2nd ID) are going to developleft), 2nd ID Command Sgt. Maj. and Earlene Lavender (front right), USAG-RC Command Sgt. cadences as each NCO called to their unit the NCOs and demonstrate throughoutMaj., run through Uijeongbu city singing cadence in the NCO 5K Run. The run was one of the while Burrowes listened, and participated as the year’s events what the NCO’s do andmany events Warrior Country NCO’s have prepared in celebration of the “Year of the NCO.” well, judging who called the best cadence. continue to do; it is going to be an exciting — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Bo Park After running around Uijeongbu year, and it has just begun.”
    • MARCH 27, 2009 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 9 child balances his body on a big red ball. Parents interact with their children March 24 during a parent and youth services activity at the Hannam Village Army Community Services Building. Parents can bring their kids 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays to K-16 Activities Center, Tuesdays to the Hannam Village ACS building and Wednesdays at School Age Services in Yongsan. — U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Lee Min-hwi ACS provides parenting program in three locationsToddlers decide to play a game of house but the little guy in theback scurries out (below) to venture around. By Cpl. Lee Min-hwi Visiting Nurse Michelle Downie. “We have many dolls and USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs toys that are developmentally appropriate for the children and give story time as well.” YONGSAN GARRISON — USAG-Yongsan Army Periodically, Education Development Intervention Community Services provides youth service programs for Services sends people to give developmental screenings to parents with children six weeks to three years old 10-11:30 help parents ensure their kids are progressing accordingly. a.m. Mondays at K-16 Activities Center, Tuesdays at the “We are planning to have many more outdoor activities Hannam Village ACS building and Wednesdays at School next month because April is Child Abuse Awareness Month Age Services in Yongsan. and also the Month of Military Child,” Downie said. “This “Primarily, Play Group is for us to show parents will give them an opportunity to know the area and have appropriate techniques, how to play with their children some fun. It’s going to be fantastic adventure for them.” and how they learn,” said Paula Moore, Family Advocacy The outdoor activities in April will include trips to program manager. “Parents can come in and ask questions Children’s Science Museum, Children’s Park, Seoul Zoo to family support personnel. This gives opportunities to Grand Park and COEX Aquarium. parents and children to socialize with other people.” “We come about a couple of times a month and my son In each Play Group program about 10 to 15 parents really enjoys this program. There are lots of toys to play and children get together to socialize with others, share with and many resources that moms could use,” said Briana community information and give feedback regarding to Tillman. “There are not many things that we could do for youth service programs. this age group. So I think that it is very nice and important “We usually have activities such as puzzles, painting to have this for our community.” and Play-Doh,” said New Parent Support Program Home For information, contact 738-8861. Driving in Korea How to have a worry free move By Steven Morgan USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs By Katy Hussey-Sloniker likely you will eventually move to a new extended Family as well as pets. Yongsan Army Community Services duty location; but then the same could be Military Families must understand YONGSAN GARRISON — Driving in Korea is a said if you were stationed most anywhere. their entitlements and responsibilities challenge, especially if you are new to the peninsula or if you YONGSAN GARRISON — In Your move might be to another overseas, with regard to shipment of household have limited driving experience. There are plenty of distractions Korea, there are two different phrases exotic location. Let’s dream for a minute: goods, unaccompanied baggage, to contend with on a daily basis when driving in Korea, so it for goodbye: An-Young-He-Kay-Say- Heidelberg, Germany; Naples, Italy; shipment of a vehicle, transferring makes sense that you not add to the distractions. Yo and An-Young-He-Ka-Say-Yo. Bangkok, Thailand. school records, medical records, vet “Back in the States, like here, distracted driving is an increasingly What is the difference you may ask? You might be moving to that records, and much, much more. visible safety issue,” said Juan Vazquez, USAG-Yongsan Safety Well, it depends on your perspective. dream location in the States. Or you The military life-style we all live in has Specialist. “Evidence mounts that driver inattention is responsible The first goodbye is someone saying could be moving back to the States so many intangible benefits; particularly for about 80 percent of U.S. traffic crashes.” farewell to the person who is leaving. knowing that the military member is exposing our friends and family to a One of the primary reasons for distracted driving is the use The second goodbye is from the just transitioning through on his or her new culture and country such as Korea of cell phones without hands-free devices. “It is estimated that person who is leaving to their friends way to a deployment. or meeting new and exciting friends more than 100 million people use cell phones while driving. staying behind. Finally, you could be on your across the United States. The annual cost of crashes directly caused by cell phone use A military lifestyle means that way to a totally new lifestyle called Moving can be chaotic, yet also a is about $43 billion,” Vazquez said. someone is always coming or going; retirement or civilian employment. fulfilling success story. If you or your US Army Regulation 385-10, USFK Regulation 190-1 we are a tribe of people in constant Whatever your move scenario, spouse are interested in finding out more and US Army Garrison-Yongsan Policy Letter 10-1 prohibit life change. Our hope is that someday planning and preparation is key to information on how to have a successful cell phone use on post unless the vehicle is safely parked or we will meet up with the good friends making a successful move. move, contact Army Community unless the operator is using a hands-free device. we had along the way. Until then we Moving requires early planning and Service’s Relocation Readiness Program “These regulations are there to protect you, your family pack up – we say our goodbyes – we hard work to make it go smoothly. and sign up for a class today. and those around you from the dangers of distracted driving,” move – and of course, we arrive at a The more Family Members, the more For more moving tips, see the full- he said. “After all, is a conversation worth more to you than new location and make new friends. complex the planning as well – The length story on the garrison website at your family and friends or those on the road with you?” So if you live here in Korea, most modern military Family includes
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 10 AREA II THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Camp Coiner Dining Facility Closed Community opens dog playground The Camp Coiner Dining Facility is closed By Cpl. Lee Min-hwi through March 31. Bus transportation USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs to the Three Kingdom’’s Inn DFAC on Main Post is available throughout dining hours with a round-robin service. For YONGSAN GARRISON — A new information, call 738-7265. playground for dogs gives owners a place on Yongsan specifically designated for walking Temporary Closing and playing with their dogs without worry. K-16 Bowling Center is closed through April This new dog playground is a large fenced- 7 for lanes refinishing and maintenance. in area located beside the Pet Care Center near For information, call 738-7922. the Hospital Gate, Gate 17. It is open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Free Musical Concert and Museum Tour “ The garrison has been receiving The Korean American Association will hold a friendship concert for American forces suggestions from the community for personnel and their family members at the opening a park for pets,” said Eric Yim, National Museum of Korea April 6. There USAG-Yongsan Community Activities is a guided museum tour 5-6:30 p.m. and Center acting director. the musical concert is 7-8:30 p.m. For Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall said information and/or ticket reservations, this park is part of the effort to improve the send e-mail to or quality of life for the entire community. call 723-4685. “Now there’s a place where community members can take their dogs to run free,” Dog Playground Grand Opening FMWR invites everyone to the new dog Hall said. “I encourage everyone to make Dog owner Raluca Rorrer takes her dog “Blossom” for a walk in the new dog playground. As a responsible pet playground Grand Opening Ceremony good use of this park.” owner, Rorrer is equipped with a bag to clean up after Blossom. — U.S. Army photo by Steven Morgan and Dog Fun Day. The ceremony is 1 p.m. In the dog playground, there are several Saturday, April 11 at Dog Playground next rules or “petiquettes.” All dog owners may human sports such as football or baseball there’s a wide-open field that is fenced-in so I to the Pet Care Center on South Post. For have up to two dogs per visit and always in the playground. can feel safe letting her run free,” said Raluca information, call 738-5254. are responsible and liable for their dogs and Owners must register their dogs with Rorrer, dog owner. “I think it is important their actions. “This means that they should USAG-Yongsan Veterinary Treatment for the community to have a place dog National Karaoke Week clean up after their dogs and dispose of the Facility and have current shot records on file owners can take their pets, it’s nice.” The Main Post Club celebrates National waste,” Yim said. in order to use this playground. Although The community is planning an official Karaoke Week with a contest to see who has the best performance. The two-day pre- Dogs that are aggressive or in heat are dogs should be on-leash everywhere else, grand opening soon, and although the contest is 7:30 p.m. April 9 and 10 with the not allowed within the area. The rules also they can be off-leash in the park. dog playground has not officially opened, finalists competing 9 p.m. April 11. Go to the prohibit bringing children’s toys or playing “This is a great place to take my dog, anyone can use this area. Main Post Club-Uptown Lounge and enjoy this event. For information, call 723-8785. Scout brings pet owner forum to community Community Easter Sunrise Service By Cpl. Choi Keun-woo “Every year the USAG-Yongsan Religious Support Office USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs amount of dog waste is sponsoring an Easter sunrise service at South Post Chapel 6-7 a.m. April 12. that pet owners don’t Easter Celebration of the Risen Lord!! YONGSAN GARRISON — A clean on base is Breakfast will be followed after the service. 12-year-old Girl Scout cadet organized costing a substantial For information, call 738-3011. a pet awareness project in the Army amount of money Community Services building March 21 to the community,” USFK National Prayer Breakfast to inform the community about raising Bro n k a r s a i d . “ I The Chief of Chaplains, U.S. Army pets on base. set up the ‘Scoop- Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Doug Carver will be “I contacted the Red Cross and Chung N - Po o p’ s e c t i o n the speaker for the USFK National Prayer Hwa pet clinic from Itaewon to be a part to encourage pet Breakfast for the Yongsan Community. The event is 6:30-8 a.m. April 15 at the of today’s project,” Lakin Bronkar said. “I owners to clean after Main Post Club. Tickets will be given wanted to let people in the community their pets.” to the chaplains for distribution. For know about the various services available Christian Kwon, information, call 736-2427. for pet care on and off post.” Girl Scouts and community members learn how to perform CPR on dogs a 9 - y e a r - o l d p e t The project showcased ten stations and cats at the pet awareness project March 21 at the Army Community owner, visited the Tax Help where visitors received information about Services building. — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Choi Keun-woo stations with her The Yongsan Tax Center is here to the various pet care options in the area. mother and actively help you with your Federal and State The Red Cross taught visitors about giving Red Cross to get more information.” participated in the forums and activities. income taxes. Stop by the Moyer first aid to pets and gave them a chance to Visitors learned about services for pets “This was really fun,” she said. “My Community Activities Center Room 113 and bring all the required documents. practice their life-saving skills. while owners are away and what to do favorite was the ‘Scoop-N-Poop’ section. For information, call 723-7887. “We offer first aid classes for dogs and when shipping pets during a PCS move. The next time I take my puppy for a walk, cats,” said American Red Cross employee One particular station, set up by Bronkar, I’ll make sure to clean after it.” Tricare Samantha Wudel. “Classes begin May 2, so informed guests about the communal For information, contact the American Looking for TRICARE information? Not sure if you are interested you should contact the costs of pet waist. Red Cross-Yongsan at 738-3670. about your TRICARE benefits in Korea? Please call your TRICARE Service Center for additional information. Website information can be located under the TRICARE section of the 65th Medical Brigade. For information, call 736-7236/8071. Yolanda Adams Everyone is invited to a performance by Yolanda Adams 7 p.m. April. 21 at Main Post Club Parking Lot. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, call 738-8608. For a complete list of community information news and notes, visit the USAG-Yongsan official web site at
    • MARCH 27, 2009 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 11 recycling program takes step forward By Pfc. Hwang Joon-hyun USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — In an effort to raise public awareness of the Yongsan recycling program, garbage bins on post are stenciled “contents recycled off site.” This is a reminder that Yongsan Garrison is going green and this active recycling program is transparent to the community. Korean contractors recycle the Garrison’s trash at an off-post location. Yongsan residents do not have to separate trash. However, the Garrison leadership is looking for community participation to help the Garrison go greener, more energy efficient and be a good steward of the environment. Garrison commander Col. Dave Hall said “With very little effort, our residents can be more environment-friendly. All we’re asking is that you separate the biodegradable food stuffs from the recyclable material.” The profit made by the recycling program will be invested back into the community, he said. The Garrison currently draws nearly $10,000 a month from recycling. “You can start helping immediately,” Hall said. “Just put that food trash in a plastic bag and tie it off.” Left: A Soldier throws a bag of trash in a dumpster that will be sifted for recyclable goods at an off site location. — U.S. Army photo by Hwang Joon-hyunHannam renovations advance Parent Co-operatives program By Pfc. Hwang Joon-hyun introduces tight-knit childcare USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs By Pfc. Hwang Joon-hyun YONGSAN GARRISON — The Hannam Village USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs tower renovations are gaining momentum as demolition works is nearing completion. YONGSAN GARRISON — Child Youth Hannam Village is a leased housing area for Yongsan families a n d S c h o o l Se r v i c e s i s s e t t o l a u n c h a n owned by Korea National Housing Corporation. Towers G, H extensive “play date” program called Parent and J are under construction for this phase of the plan. Co-operatives, which permits parents to pool “The renovation is going smoothly,” said Carol Jones, their children together and alternate days to USAG-Yongsan Housing Director. “We have a timeline provide childcare. provided to us by Korea National Housing Corporation, CYS Services will provide support to prepare and we are about 15 percent of the way complete.” parents to provide multiple children with The renovations began in January and are set to include proper quality care. brand new walls, ceilings, floors and pipelines. “One thing we would do is make sure that Currently, eight houses share a floor in the towers. After the parents get training,” said Eskeletha Dorsey, the renovation, that number will decrease to six, providing CYS Services coordinator. “We would also quarters that are more spacious. provide other forms of support such as making Garrison officials are continuously seeking more changes sure the facility meets standards, safety for that will help Hannam residents. children and other child developments issues.” “We used to have old radiator heating systems in the Parent Co-Operatives training requirements towers,” Jones said. “They were not effective and were include child guidance techniques, child abuse dangerous to children because they got so hot.” prevention and reporting, first aid and infant KNHC has agreed to install new fan-coil heating and child CPR. systems, Jones said. “The new systems will be more effective, “This is a group of parents, you might have five energy efficient and safer.” or ten, and therefore you have more resources,” The corporation is also reviewing another suggestion Dorsey said. “The more parents involved means made by garrison residents to install fiber optics for faster the more rotations you have with other parents internet access. to get the services you need.” “We really care about improving quality of life for our Dorsey said all Yongsan parents are eligible families,” Jones said. to apply. “We want parents that can agree on Garrison commander, Col. Dave Hall said quality of life some things; like whether they will accept for Yongsan Families is a top priority. any child regardless of race, gender, creed, or “USAG-Yongsan is moving forward with construction special needs.”A construction worker labors on the first phase of the Hannam upgrades and renovations,” he said. “The Hannam Village No one has signed up for the service butVillage renovation project that is well underway. Towers G, H project is just one of the ways we are improving the quality Dorsey said it is here and waiting for theand J going through extensive refurbishment. Garrison officials of life for the community.” community to take advantage.are continuously seeking more changes that will help Hannam The first phase of the Hannam Village renovation project For information, contact 738-8122.Village residents. — U.S. Army photo by Hwang Joon-hyun is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 12 AREA II THE MORNING CALM Spring Has Arrived!I f you haven’t already noticed, this When jogging, bicycling, skateboarding, past weekend the flowers started to roller skating, roller blading or operating blossom. March 20 was the first day a motorcycle or moped, a high-visibilityof Spring, so it’s safe to say that warmer retro-reflective vest (bright colors for day andweather is around the corner. Many of us reflective for night) will be worn. Reflectivewill take advantage of the many outdoor belts, arm bands or sleevelets may not be usedactivities our community has to offer. in lieu of reflective vests. If wearing a backpack, We’ll see more joggers and bicycles on the vest must be worn over the backpack.our streets, which means we all need to be Individual joggingmore aware and make sure that we all work The safety of joggers or runners is antogether to keep our streets, sidewalks and individual responsibility. Joggers are pedestrianscommon areas safe for everyone. and must observe the same precautions as U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Policy those who are walking when crossing roads.Letter 10-1 spells out community safety Traffic signals and stop signs will be obeyedrules for joggers, bicycles, skateboards, and pedestrian crosswalks will be used whenroller blades, motorcycles and mopeds. crossing roads. Joggers will avoid the use ofAnyone can download this policy letter the main streets and run in single file to thefrom the Garrison Web site. maximum extent possible. Joggers will use You need to know that headphones, jogging paths or sidewalks where availableearphones and handheld cell phones will or run on the far-left side of the road, facingnot be used when operating motorcycles, traffic, when jogging paths or sidewalks are notmopeds, bicycles, skateboards, roller available. Challenging or obstructing vehicularblades, or when running or jogging at traffic is forbidden. Joggers should yield theUSAG-Yongsan. It’s all about keeping right of way to vehicular and others safe. Skateboards and skating Here are some important highlights The Family Morale, Welfare and Recreationof this policy: Skate Park at the Family Fun Park onProtective equipment Yongsan South Post is the only approved All personnel are required to wear the and Garrison-sponsored area designatedfollowing protective equipment while for skateboards and roller blades. Otheroperating or riding as a passenger on a authorized areas are parking lots withinmotorcycle/moped on USAG-Yongsan housing areas; unoccupied open areas, suchInstallations: A properly fastened approved as basketball courts, unused parking lots, andhelmet that meets Depar tment of paved playgrounds; and parking lots afterTransportation standards; eye protection facilities have closed for the day.(clear goggles or a face shield attached to the Parents, please talk to your children abouthelmet); full-fingered gloves, long trousers, playing safe. Many accidents and incidentslong-sleeved shirt or jacket, and leather are easily preventable by taking simpleboots or over the ankle shoes. precautions. Safety is always one of our mostReflective vests enduring missions. VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT Katherine Peachey spends some of her What impact does she time at the Seobinggo Elementary have? School and Hyesimwon Orphanage. When this Good Neighbor She was also nominated for the Program began it lacked USAG-Yongsan Volunteer of the commitment and focus, but Quarter for the 1st quarter. when she took it over it was the first time the program Where does she work? had consistency. Seobinggo Elementary School Her dedication and commitment and Hyesimwon Orphanage. is the driving force for building What does she do? Katherine Peachy a positive relationship with the Peachey volunteers to teach English at school and the community. the Seobinggo Elementary School which Why does she volunteer? is part of the official Good Neighbor Peachey is always learning from children Program. while she teaches them. She enjoys the How many hours per week? time she spends with kids and just loves She works about 1 hour per week. to share what she has.
    • MARCH 27, 2009 NEWS IMCOM-K • PAGE 13 Eagle Scout project gives Stork’s Nest new look Scouting Round-up for Korea Information, photos from Andrew Bean Eighty-five volunteers from around Boy and Cub Scouts Korea donated their time to a Boy Scout Troop 80 Eagle Project to Landscape the April 4: District Roundtable, Cub Scout Day Camp Stork’s Nest buildings on USAG-Yongsan. Staff Training District Awards Picnic, Camp Coiner. Volunteers completed their mission March 7 after more than 276 hours of service. April 18: “Carnival” Cub Scout Day Camp, Camp Andrew Bean, a Life Scout from Boy Coiner ball field (or picnic area). Scout Troop 80 organized the project, enlisting the help of his fellow Boy Scouts April 26: Spring Camporee, Camp Carroll, OA Ordeal and Servicemembers, Civilians, Family Callout and Brotherhood Ceremony. members, Girl Scouts and Youth volunteers from throughout the region. May 9: Flag Retirement Ceremony, hosted by the The team designed a landscape concept Troop 80 Boy Scouts & Pack 89 Cub Scouts from 1:30 to that was low maintenance and improved Volunteers from around the peninsula pitched in to landscape the 2:30 p.m. by the Camp Coiner ball field (or picnic area). drainage problems near the facilities. Stork’s Nest buildings. — Photos courtesy of Andrew Bean Together, they trimmed hedges, weeded, installed a new gray paver stone patio, and cleaned out the rock beds, planted trees, raked and removed debris from the site. Before...and afterNo Endorsement Implied No Endorsement Implied
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 14 NEWS THE MORNING CALM Area I Holy Week services: 5 April Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Upcoming holiday worship services for USAG-Yongsan April 5 Palm Sunday 0930, Hovey Chapel 0850 - Red Cloud Garrison 1200, West Casey Chapel Catholic Service 1130 - Camp Stanley Date/Time Location Seventh Day Adventist April 11/0900 Allgood Hospital Chapel 9 April Stations of the Cross Thru – April 3 (Fridays)/1730 April 9 Holy Thursday Holy Thursday: Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper Memorial Chapel Easter Sunrise Services April 12/0600 South Post (Collective) 1800 - CRC 1800, West Casey Chapel Lenten Community Meal March 6 – April 3 (Fridays)/1800 April 12/0730 K-16 CAC Parking Lot April 10 Good Friday 10 April Memorial Chapel 1800 - CRC Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion Lenten Penance Service April 7/1730 Memorial Post Ch. Easter Sunday Services April 12/0800 Memorial Ch. (Liturgical) 1800 - Cp Stanley 1800, West Casey Chapel Holy Thursday (Morning Prayer) April 9/0900 Memorial Chapel 0910 Hannam Village Chapel (Korean) Holy Thursday (Lord’s Supper) April 9/1830 Memorial Chapel 0930 South Post Ch. (Contemporary) April 11 Easter Vigil 11 April 1900 - CRC Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil Holy Thursday (Night Prayer) April 9/2100 Memorial Chapel 0930 Allgood Hospital (Collective) 2000, West Casey Chapel Good Friday (Morning Prayer) April 10/0900 Memorial Chapel 1100 South Post Chapel (Traditional) April 12 Easter Sunday Good Friday (Stations of Cross) April 10/1200-1500 1030 K-16 Community Chapel 0900 - CRC 12 April Memorial Chapel 1100 Hannam Village Chapel 1130 - Cp Stanley Easter Sunday: Commemoration of the Lord’s Resurrection Good Friday (Passion of the Lord) April 10/1830 Memorial Chapel 1230 South Post Chapel (Gospel) 0930 Hovey Chapel Holy Martyrs of Korea 1200 West Casey Chapel Holy Saturday (Morning Prayer) April 11/0900 Memorial Chapel 1330 Memorial Chapel (UPCI) Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil Mass) April 11/2115 Memorial Chapel Casey-Hovey For more information, contact: Welcome Reception (Newly Baptized Catholics) Episcopal Catholic Community or call 011-329-3457 April 11/2300 Memorial Chapel Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist Feb. 25/1730 Religious Retreat Holy Week & Easter Services Easter Sunday Mass April 12/0800 South Post Chapel Center, Seoul 1130 Memorial Chapel Liturgy of the Palms & Holy Eucharist April 5/1000 Memorial ChapelChildhood Obesity: America’s new epidemic Please direct all questions to Mr. Pagano, 725-5211 Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist April 9/1200 Memorial Chapel Good Friday Liturgy April 10/1730 Memorial ChapelBy Maj. Ana Foster Protestant Easter Holy Eucharist April 12/1000 Memorial Chapel65th Medical Brigade Lent Special 40 Days Morning Prayer Feb. 25 – April 12/0510 Jewish March is national nutrition month, and this year’s theme is “Eat Right”. This is especially South Post Chapel (Mon-Sat) (Korean) First Seder of Passover April 8/1930 Religious Retreat Centerimportant for children in order to establish healthy habits for a lifetime. Unfortunately Hannam Chapel (Sun) (Korean) Second Seder April 9/1930 Religious Retreat Center Community Good Friday Service April 10/1900 Onnuri Church Passover Shabbos April 10/1900 South Post Chapelmany children are not eating right, nor exercising enough. As a result, obesity in childrenhas become a growing epidemic, in the United States. For more information call USAG-Yongsan Religious Support Office, 738-3011 Potential negative psychological outcomes include: Depressive symptoms, poor bodyimage, low self-concept, and risk for eating disorders. Some negative health consequencesare Type 2 Diabetes/Insulin Resistance, hypertension, high total and LDL cholesterol and •Parenting Style - some researchers believe that excess parental control over childrens eatingtriglyceride levels in the blood, low HDL cholesterol levels in the blood, and sleep apnea. might lead to poor self regulation of kids energy intake.Obese children are also more likely to be obese as adults; hence they are at increased risk •Eating Patterns - skipping meals or failure to maintain a regular eating schedule can resultfor a number of diseases including: stroke, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, in increased intakes when food is eaten.and some cancers. Contributors to children being overweight may include: •Food Choices - diets higher in calories (including fats and simple sugars) and lower in•Parental Eating and Physical Activity Habits - Parents with poor nutritional habits and fruits and vegetables are linked with overweightwho lead sedentary lifestyles role model these behaviors for their children, thereby creating Start making changes today and remember that small changes every day can lead to a recipean "obesigenic" home environment. for success! For information, contact Force Health Protection and Preventive Medicine,•Parental Obesity - children of obese parents are more likely to be overweight themselves. 65th Medical Brigade at 736-6693, and view the following websites: or www.There is an inherited component to childhood overweight that makes it easier for some or to become overweight than others. – See TIPS FOR PARENTS, Page18 – March 27 - April 2 LOCATION Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Hotel for Dogs Frost/Nixon Inkheart CASEY (PG) 3 p.m. (R) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. Race to Witch Mountain Inkheart No Show No Show Race to Witch Mountain Race to Witch Mountain Last Chance Harvey (PG) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. 730-7354 (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG) 8:30 p.m. Inkheart Inkheart HENRY Watchmen (PG) 1 p.m. (PG) 3 p.m. Gran Torino (R) 7 p.m. Watchmen (R) 7 p.m. No Show No Show No Show My Bloody Valentine 768-7724 (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 / 9:30 p.m. Race to Witch Mountain Race to Witch Mountain HUMPHREYS Race to Witch Mountain Last Chance Harvey Last Chance Harvey Inkheart Bride Wars (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (PG) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. Frost/Nixon Frost/Nixon 753-7716 (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. HOVEY Frost/Nixon My Bloody Valentine Race to Witch Mountain Last Chance Harvey I Love You Man (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. No Show (PG13) 7 p.m. No Show (R) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. 730-5412 Street Fighter Street Fighter KUNSAN (PG13) 6 / 8:30 p.m. No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show (PG13) 6 / 8:30 p.m. 782-4987 Hotel for Dogs Hotel for Dogs My Bloody Valentine (PG) 1 p.m. I Love You Man I Love You Man OSAN (PG13) 7 / 9:30 p.m. The Spirit (PG) 3:30 / 7 p.m. (PG) 1 p.m. Closed Closed I Love You Man (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. 784-4930 My Bloody Valentine (R) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 9:30 p.m. Watchmen RED CLOUD (R) 6:30 p.m. Gran Torino Curious Case of Inkheart Hotel for Dogs Race to Witch Mountain Last Chance Harvey (R) 7 p.m. Benjamin Button (PG) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. No Show (PG) 7 p.m. 732-6620 (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Inkheart Watchmen Hotel for Dogs I Love You Man Valkyrie STANLEY (PG) 7 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. Watchmen (PG) 7 p.m. No Show (PG13) 7 p.m. Gran Torino Last Chance Harvey (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 / 9 p.m. 732-5565 (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. Inkheart Inkheart Last Chance Harvey Last Chance Harvey I Love You Man I Love You Man Hotel for Dogs (PG) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. YONGSAN (R) 5:30 / 8:30 p.m. (R) 5:30 / 8:30 p.m. (PG) 2 / 5 / 8 p.m. Frost/Nixon Frost/Nixon Seven Pounds Seven Pounds Marley and Me Marley and Me Marley and Me (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. 738-7389 (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. My Bloody Valentine My Bloody Valentine Gran Torino Gran Torino (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. U.S. ID card holders enjoy free movies courtesy of Army MWR at U.S. Army installations in Korea.
    • MARCH 27, 2009 CHAPLAIN IMCOM-K • PAGE 15 Area I Worship Schedule Area II Worship Schedule Area III Worship Schedule Area IV Worship Schedule Protestant Services Protestant Services Protestant Services Protestant Services Collective Collective Sunday 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital Collective Collective Protestant Sunday 1000 Stone Chapel Sunday 1030 K-16 Chapel Sunday 1100 Super Gym Sunday 1000 Camp Carroll Sunday 1000 Stanley Chapel Sunday 1100 Hannam Chapel 1100 Suwon Air Base Chapel 1030 Camp Walker Sunday 1030 West Casey Chapel Liturgical Sunday 0800 Memorial Chapel 1100 Camp Eagle Chapel Church of Christ 1700 Camp Walker Sunday 1100 Warrior Chapel Gospel 1300 Super Gym Gospel 1215 Camp Walker Sunday 1100 Crusader Chapel Contemporary Sunday 0930 South Post Chapel Contemporary 1700 Super Gym 1300 Camp Carroll Sunday 1100 Hovey Chapel KATUSA Contemporary Gospel 1100 Memorial Chapel, Casey Traditional Sunday 1100 South Post Chapel Tuesday 1900 Super Gym Friday 1900 Camp Walker Sunday 1100 Casey Memorial Chapel Korean Korean 1100 Camp Stanley Chapel Gospel Sunday 1230 South Post Chapel Wednesday 1930 Super Gym Tuesday 1900 Camp Carroll Wednesday 1830 Camp Walker Stanley Chapel Sunday 0910 Hannam Chapel Korean Catholic Services COGIC Catholic Services Mass Sunday 1230 CRC Warrior Chapel Mass United Pentecostal Daily 1145 Annex 2 Chapel KATUSA Sunday 1330 Memorial Chapel Sunday 0900 Camp Walker Sunday 0930 Super Gym Sunday 1930 CRC Warrior Chapel 1130 Camp Carroll 1700 Camp Eagle Chapel Sunday 1300 Jackson Auditorium Tuesday 1830 Memorial Chapel Saturday 1700 Camp Walker KATUSA 1700 Suwon Air Base Chapel Tuesday 1900 Camp Stanley Chapel Jewish Tuesday 1840 Casey Stone Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist Every 2nd Friday 1830 Annex 2 Chapel Tuesday 1800 Camp Castle Chapel Saturday 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital Tuesday 1830 Casey Memorial Chapel For information, contact Corey Ringer at, or Tuesday 1830 Camp Hovey Chapel Early Morning Service call 753-3909 Thursday 1830 West Casey Chapel Mon-Sat 0510 South Post Chapel (Korean) Catholic Services/Mass Sunday 1130 Camp Stanley Chapel Episcopal Sunday 1000 Memorial Chapel Sunday 0900 CRC Warrior Chapel Sunday 1215 West Casey Chapel Catholic Services Sunday 0930 Camp Hovey Chapel Mass Saturday 1700 Memorial Chapel Sunday 0800 South Post Chapel Later Day Saints Sunday 1130 Memorial Chapel Sunday 1400 West Casey Chapel Mon/Thur/Fri 1205 Memorial Chapel Tues/Wed 1205 Brian Allgood Hospital Jewish 1st Sat. 0900 Memorial Chapel Friday 1830 West Casey Chapel Jewish 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 CALM ‘Half Attack’ aircraft, vehicles shipped out of Koreabusan, South Korea — Apache AH-64 Longbow helicopters and ground vehicles belonging to 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment (Attack), 2nd Combat Aviation Brigadewere transported onto the US Naval Ship Green Dale at Pier 8 in Busan. Soldiers from the 602 Aviation Support Battalion along with Soldiers from other units within 2nd CAB weregiven a two-week course in blade folding and proper preparation at USAG-Humphreys before traveling to Pier 8 to for this mission. The LMTVs were thoroughly cleaned to ensurethe equipment would pass agricultural and customs inspections. The Apache aircraft and the ground vehicles, will be shipped to Fort Carson, Colo., as part of the “Gunfighters”restationing mission. The battalion will deploy later this year in support of Operations in South West Asia. Download the photos from — U.S. Armyphotos by Sgt. M. Benjamin Gable and Pfc. Asa Weems III
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 18 NEWS THE MORNING CALM Tips for Parents Job announcements with 65th Medical Brigade Strength Training: How to establish healthy The following U.S. job vacancies are available across the Korean peninsula within the 65th Medical Brigade. Interested individuals may apply for a position by submitting an Basic advice to get you started eating patterns for children application to CPOL at, click on employment, select search for jobs and select Republic of Korea. Please contact your Area CPAC representative for further questions. Please visit the 65th Medical Brigade website at http://www.Korea.amedd. Commentary by Randy Behr •Choose what children can eat, (what and click on job announcement for current and future positions. USAG-RC Director of Sports, Fitness and Aquatics foods and drinks are in the home, what Area I: Ms Tresa Vanfossen 732-6472 e-mail foods and drinks are served at meals and Ms. Hwang Sun Chu 732-7305 e-mail I get a ton of questions from individuals about strength TITLE GRADE AREA snacks, what restaurants they go to, etc) Patient Liaison GS-0679-05 Casey Clinic training as it relates to fitness. A variety of activities can be but among those foods, parents should TRICARE Rep Marriage and FM Therapist GS-0962-07 GS-0185-11 Casey Clinic Casey Clinic used to develop muscular improvements; free weights, body allow kids to choose whether they eat at Health Promotion Coordinator GS-0601-11 Casey Clinic weight, machines or resistance bands are all workable options. Nurse Case Manager GS-0610-09 Casey Clinic all and how much to eat. Physician Assistant GS-0603-12 Casey Clinic The common link though, is the concept of “overloading” the •Fruits and vegeta- ASAP Social Worker GS-0185-11 Casey Clinic muscle progressively in order to see results. bles, as compared Area II: Ms. Edie Corbitt 738-8345 e-mail: Overloading simply means working the muscle more in- to high calorie TITLE GRADE AREA tensely than it is used to. This technique can be achieved snack foods (often Health Sys Spec Clinical Nurse GS-0671-07 GS-0610-09 BAACH (20 hr /week) BAACH by any of the below variables; increasing weight, increasing high fat and high Nursing Assistant GS-0621-05 BAACH repetitions, increasing the number of sets, or decreasing the Supv Health Sys Spec GS-0671-12 BAACH sugar), should be Health Sys Spec GS-0671-11 BAACH rest time between each set. readily available in Supv Training Instructor Training Instructor GS-1712-12 GS-1712-11 BAACH BAACH What’s is a repetition (rep)? It’s defined as a completed the home. Clinical Nurse GS-0610-09 BAACH movement through a full range of motion. For example, Practical Nurse GS-0620-05 BAACH •Serve and eat a Pharmacy Tech GS-0660-05 BAACH completing a push-up is one repetition and completing two variety of foods Mental Health Tech Budget Officer GS-0621-05 GS-0560-12 BAACH (5 Positions) BAACH is two repetitions and so on. from each food group. Budget Tech GS-0561-07 BAACH What’s is a set? A set is the completion of a determined Budget Analyst GS-0560-09 BAACH •Use small portions - child portions are Management Asst GS-0344-06 BAACH amount of repetitions, usually between 8-12 reps depend- usually very small, particularly compared Management Analyst Auditor GS-0343-09 GS-0511-11 BAACH BAACH ing upon the objective of your training. For example, if you to adult portions. More food can always Health Sys Spec GS-0671-11 BAACH completed 10 push-ups without a rest that would be con- Physical Therapist GS-0633-11 BAACH be added. Patient Liaison GS-0679-05 BAACH (2 Positions) sidered a set. If one performed another 10 that would be •Avoid eating while watching TV. TV view- Social Service Assistant EFMP Assistant GS-0186-07 GS-0303-05 BAACH BAACH considered a second set. ers may eat too much, too fast, and are Pharmacist GS-0660-11 BAACH Repetitions and sets can be adjusted to change the inten- Lead Med Support Asst (OA) GS-0679-05 BAACH influenced by the foods and drinks that Medical Officer GS-0602-14 BAACH sity of a workout. If your goal is to improve strength, the are advertised. ASAP Social Worker Medical Record Tech GS-0185-11 GS-0675-06 BAACH (2 Positions) YHC reps must be lowered and more weight must be incorporated. •Support participation in play, sports and Clinical Nurse GS-0610-09 YHC If endurance is your goal, more reps with less weight is re- FRSA GS-0303-06 65th Medical Brigade other physical activity at school, church or quired. For a good all-around workout, do between 8 and community leagues. Area III: Mr. Hong Chae Sik 753-3958 e-mail: 12 reps for one to three sets. •Encourage free play in young children TITLE GRADE AREA For most people, an average muscular fitness workout Patient Liaison GS-0679-05 Humphreys Clinic and provide environments that allow chil- Triage Nurse GS-0610-10 Humphreys Clinic should last 20-30 minutes, not including warm-up, cool- dren to play indoors and outdoors. Marriage and FM Therapist Nurse Case Manager GS-0185-11 Humphreys Clinic GS-0610-09 Humphreys Clinic down and ending with stretching. The duration may vary •Role model through actions healthy di- ASAP Social Worker GS-0185-11 Humphreys Clinic though depending upon the objective of the program. Stud- FRSA GS-0303-05 568th Medical Co etary practices, nutritional snacks, and ies have shown programs lasting longer than one hour not lifestyle activities. Avoid badgering chil- Area IV: Mr. Fredrick Schumacher 768-6639 e-mail: only have more individuals ‘dropout’ of their programs and dren, restrictive feeding, labeling foods TITLE GRADE AREA injuries, but also less productive results. Patient Liaison GS-0679-05 Walker Clinic as “good” or “bad,” and using food as a Triage Nurse GS-0610-10 Walker Clinic You should always allow at least one day of rest between reward for good behavior. Nurse Case Manager ASAP Social Worker GS-0610-09 Walker Clinic GS-0185-11 Walker Clinic same body-part sessions and optimally two to four days rest Social Care Manager GS-0185-11 Walker Clinic for most efficient results!Three-Year Korea tours good for Servicemembers,Alliance, US Forces Korea Commander saysCourtesy of Armed Forces Press Service thorizes Servicemembers to come to Korea U.S. Forces Korea said. lent transportation system and accommo- for three-year accompanied tours at Pyeo- Infrastructure is the limiting factor right dations. There is low crime in the country Being assigned to Korea will soon be the ngtaek, Osan, Daegu, Chinhae and Seoul, now, Sharp pointed out. and a state-of-the-art health system.same as being assigned to Japan or Europe, Sharp said. “I’m not going to bring more families to The Department of Defense schoolsunder a new policy that came into force in There have been a limited number of Korea than I can handle in terms of hous- in Korea annually score among the high-December, the commander of U.S. forces command-sponsored tours in the Republic ing, health clinics, community centers and est in the system. Three-year accompaniedon the peninsula said. of Korea for years. “We have about 2,100 schools,” he said. Those transferring to the tours make sense for individual Service- “Tour normalization in Korea was long command-sponsored families in Korea 2nd Division area will receive housing al- members. Since many have to deploy tooverdue,” said Army Gen. Walter Sharp, right now,” the general said. “Our goal is lowances and use all the health and retail Iraq and Afghanistan, they do not needthe commander of U.S. Forces Korea. about 4,300 by this time next year.” facilities, but the command will not build another unaccompanied assignment, Sharp In December, the Defense Department The mid-range goal is to have between schools since the 2nd Division will move said. Three-year family accompanied tourschanged the assignment policy in Korea. In 5,500 and 6,000 command-sponsored to Camp Humphreys. Sharps said families in Korea duplicate what Servicemembersthe past, almost all assignments to South families in Korea by 2015. This increase with no children or pre-school children will have had in Europe and Japan for decades.Korea were unaccompanied and for one depends on the progress of building Camp do well in those areas. Putting the same in place in Korea dem-year. A few assignments were accompanied Humphreys in Pyeongtaek. Sharp said that The command is already offering those onstrates “long-term U.S. commitment toand for two-year tours. roughly half of the 28,500 Servicemem- serving two-year accompanied tours the op- the Republic of Korea and other nations in The policy change increased accompa- bers deployed to Korea are married, and portunity to serve an additional year. “My Northeast Asia,” Sharp said.nied tour lengths from two to three years. he hopes that in the future about 14,000 goal is to allow as many as want to extend From a military perspective, Korea offersIn the years to come, more and more Ser- Servicemembers will bring their families to the opportunity to do so,” Sharp said. full-spectrum training. From humanitarianvicemembers will be accompanied. The the country. And Korea is a great place to serve, the missions to high-intensity operations, Ser-change also allows accompanied two-year There is a demand for this. Many sol- general said. The country is a far cry from vicemembers participate in realistic jointtours to Uijongbu and Dongducheon, diers, sailors, airmen and Marines bring the war-torn Third World nation of 1953. and combined exercises, the general said.where they previously were not allowed. their families over without command The Republic of Korea has a trillion-dollar “We’re very excited about creating the fu- Most unaccompanied tours will con- sponsorship. They pay the money out of economy, ranked 13th in the world. It is ture of Korea, and the future of the U.S.tinue to be for one year. The change au- their own pockets rather than be separated, a representative democracy, with an excel- military in Korea,” Sharp said. Zumba classes now resuming at Trent Gym: 010-2041-7546,
    • MARCH 27, 2009 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 21 AOB, ROKA Soldiers strengthen tiesBy Ken Hall University, St. Louis, Mo.USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs “I work with great Soldiers and NCO’s and it’s important we train together because HUMPHREYS Garrison — Air the U.S. has supported Korea’s security fortraffic control Soldiers from 4-58th Airfield more than 50 years and training exercisesOperations Battalion trained with Republic like these help us cooperate better,” saidof Korea Army aviators while working on air Kim. “Working in air traffic controltraffic control operations certification near operations has also given me job training IKumwong, March 12. would not have gained anywhere else.” Throughout air traffic controller training Sgt. 1st Class Park, Mi-soo, ROKAexercises, U.S. and ROKA troops exchange Noncommissioned Officer in chargecommon radio language to maintain familiar of tower operations said exercises withterms used during ground to air operations. American ATC units allow his Soldiers toOn this mission, 4-58th and ROKA Soldiers prepare for possible threats from Northwent a step further. Korea or other countries. “We train as much as we can with ROKA “This training gives me the opportunityaviators so they know what our intent is, to learn how to be a good leader and beand we know what their intent is,” said Sgt. responsible for my Soldiers,” said Park.1st Class Phillip Adams, platoon sergeant, “Working together in tower operations gives4-58th AOB. “During this training we’ve all of us better respect for how we work Spc. Myranda Spear and Spc. Rune Duke, air traffic control operators with 4-58 AOB exchangehad them over for chow and they’ve invited together. I will be able to use leadership radio call signs with Republic of Korea Army pilots near the city of Kumwong, March 12. About 30us over to their dining facility,” said Adams. skills I’ve gained working with Americans Soldiers from 4-58 AOB are participating in the training exercise with ROK troops through March“Spending time together during meals has in my civilian professional life after I have 20 to enhance radio communication ability during operations. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hallimproved our rapport with ROKA pilots completed my Army service.” we do.” “Serving in 4-58th has been like workingand soldiers.” Spc. Rune Duke, ATC, 4-58th AOB Duke said he enlisted in the Army to be in one big Family and our chain of command Adams said Korean augmentees to said he has learned much from working an air traffic controller and will complete has been very supportive of all the Soldiersthe U.S. Army have been instrumental with the ROKA aviators; he also credit’s his tour of Korea in April. Another 4-58th in our unit,” she said. “I plan on travelingin their mission success because without the battalion’s KATUSA Soldiers for their ATC Soldier is also about to finish her tour and seeing different places and I hope totheir coordination support, a lot of things contributions to interoperability. of duty here but has no intention of leaving stay long enough to see the upgrades towouldn’t get accomplished. “Talking with Korean Army pilots has anytime soon. Humphreys Garrison completed.” Pfc. Kim, Nen-yoon, a KATUSA serving taught me a lot about the Korean culture,” “I chose to serve another two years in Spear said in high school, she wanted towith 4-58th provides a critical link between he said. “They’ve told me about places I Korea because I love it here,” said Spc. be an Army pilot but after enlisting as anKorean and American Soldiers during should visit, but it’s been our KATUSA’s Myranda Spear, ATC, 4-58th AOB. Spear ATC, there is no better job for her in thetraining. Before serving in the Korean Army, who’ve really enabled us to talk effectively recently reenlisted to continue Army service, Army. “I love my job and even if I could beKim gained much of his English language with the Korean aircraft and it’s the only but waived her reenlistment bonus to be able a pilot, I believe I would still prefer workingexperience attending school at Washington way we could really be out here doing what to serve another tour in Korea. as an ATC,” she said.‘We have to be the rock that keeps Soldiers working safely’By Ken Hall decisions and everything else outside of work that we haveUSAG-Humphreys Public Affairs going on and how we have to break everything down to handle situations without things falling apart around us HUMPHREYS GARRISON — There are endless and keeping people from getting hurt and motivated atreasons to join the U.S. Army, and endless motivations to the same time,” he said. “We are human, but sometimes wemake it a career of service. One Soldier’s daily mission in have to show – no matter what – we are keeping everythingthe Army has a direct, lasting impact on the motivation of together. NCO’s control what’s going on around them inthousands of other Soldiers to stay Army. the Army and we have to be the rock that keeps Soldiers Sgt. Juan McGee, 4th - 58th Airfield Operations working safely and completing missions on time.”Battalion joined the Army in 2000 to be a cook because he McGee said he loves the NCO Corps because it offerssees the job as not only a rewarding career, but as a way to the chance to help people no matter how you look at Soldiers stay alive. But early in McGee’s career, he almost didn’t make it to the “It’s a great job and it’s a job where you know what you promotion board.have to do ahead of time because everyone will always have “When my time came to prepare for my sergeantto eat,” said McGee. “You also get to meet a lot of people promotion board, my chain of command had to order meand I get to see the benefits of doing a job the proper way to set aside time to study because I would not leave thethrough the morale of the Soldiers I take care of. When kitchen because our mission wasn’t going the way I wantedSoldiers go away from my meals with a lot of motivation, it to go and I wanted to make sure the mission was goingthen I did my job.” right before I made time for anything else,” he said. McGee says food is a way to keep Soldiers in top form “This is my second tour in Korea and there are moreduring missions. While on missions in the field, McGee’s cooks to work with and that gives us all more time to learncontainerized kitchen menu features an item cherished by our craft and train new Soldiers how to do the job betterhis Soldiers – breakfast omelets. than anyone else.” “You can make the same things out in the field as you Sgt. Juan McGee, 4-58th Airfield Operations Battalion. — U.S. McGee said that he has to serve 20 years in the Armydo in a dining facility and it’s easy to do because I love my Army photo by Ken Hall because if he doesn’t then he’s wasting time.job,” he said. “It all depends if you want to go the extra mile invitation to tour and eat at a Korean Army dining facility “Though I love what I do, I never forget I’m a Soldieror not. Some teams won’t do the extra work but omelets to see how they work. first. To me, this is the most fun, secure job in the world.are easy.” “The only differences were the language being spoken, Even when we arrive on site in the field at eight o’clock at McGee added when there’s a variety of items on the the food they prepared and the types of utensils they used night, we will set up quickly because I believe Soldiers aremenu, it alleviates the stress Soldiers experience during to get the job done. This is a friendship that is solid and still entitled to a hot meal and to be full before they continuefield operations. important because you never know when we will all have with the mission. “It never hurts to find out what everybody likes to eat to work a dining operation together,” he said. “When I’m done with my Army career, I’ll look back atbefore we go into the field,” he said. “Also, when you have McGee said that Year of the NCO gives new Soldiers and all the service members I served – and maybe because theySoldiers who are vegetarians, I’ll go the extra mile to make the world a chance to see all the things Noncommissioned had a great meal the day of a hard or dangerous mission itsure their dietary needs are met.” Officers do. gave them that extra motivation they needed to stay alive, McGee and other Soldiers in his unit recently received an “It’s important for people to understand the many and maybe help others stay alive also.”
    • USAG-H • PAGE 22 AREA III THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Director of DoDEA visits Humphreys American School By Ken Hall new Humphreys Education center are “The advantage for students is they can Ped Gate ATM Closure The ATM kiosk, Bldg. 1420 in front of the USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs scheduled to begin on the first day of school access different classes and courses that are pedestrian gate will be closed April 6-10 for floor in August, 2009,” said Kelsey during a not available where they may be stationed repairs. Call 753-6209 for more information. H U M P H R EY S G A R R I S ON — phone interview. “The courses that will at, and also maintain coursework progress Humphreys American School is on track be offered have yet to be determined, but during transitions. Volunteer for the Boryeong Mud Festival with Department of Defense Education we plan on having four VS instructors at “When students travel from each area, Boryeong City is looking for Mud Festival Activity standards, according to DoDEA Humphreys to begin the VS program here in the DoDEA system, they will have access volunteers from USAG-Humphreys. The director Dr. Shirley A. Miles during a visit and as many as ten more by the following to the same opportunities and that’s what’s Festival is scheduled for July 11-19. Free here March 19. school year and high school students from really important,” she said. “The technology lodging and meals will be provided. To sign up Miles toured Humphreys Garrison to see Humphreys will also be eligible to enroll in across DoDEA needs to be shored up, and contact Ms. Chong at 754-6130. its transformation progress – particularly courses there.” the new Education Center at Humphreys Homeschooling Spouses Get-together noting the status of the new Education Kelsey said Humphreys is the second will be a shining example of progress but The next Homeschooling Spouses’ Get- Center going up right across the street of three planned VS sites--the first site in my main concern is that we get all the together will be held April 13, 6:30-8 p.m. from HAS. Wiesbaden, Germany began VS instruction schools built that are necessary to support at Bldg. 510, Apt. 108. The focus of this “For the Pacific region, Korea’s been at the beginning of the 2008-2009 school the number of students coming in during month’s meeting will be on sharing stories and chosen to be the Pacific region virtual year--and the third location will be in the the Humphreys transformation.” testimonies about homeschooling in our lives. school studies hub for asynchronous U.S. The three VS sites will offer virtual According to the web site, www.dodea. Come prepared to be blessed! This event is coursework instruction 24-7 and I’m very education to all eligible DoD students no edu, DoDEA’s mission is to plan direct, sponsored by the USAG-Humphreys Chapel. pleased with the transformation progress matter where they may be located. coordinate and manage education programs Contact Elisabeth Townley at 010-3144-0352 or at Humphreys because it will be a state- “I think it’s the wave of the future for for eligible dependents of U.S. military of-the-art installation,” said Miles. “This our students that are not only in permanent personnel and civilian personnel of the Calling All Gardeners is my second trip to this area but the first change of station status but also students DoD. As the Director of DoDEA, Miles Community garden plots are available near time I’ve been to HAS and the classrooms who are home schooled, in transition, credit has oversight of all DoDEA schools in the Pappy’s Paintball Range. Plots will be ready look great.” recovery and credit earning,” said Miles. U.S. and overseas. April 1. Sign up today at the Outdoor Recreation Students enrolled in virtual school will building or call 753-3013 for more information. be able to see their instructors but won’t be able to see other students in the class. USAG-Humphreys Tax Center “We have a virtual school in Germany Get your taxes prepared free. The Tax Center is open Mon.-Wed. and Fri. 9-5 p.m. and Thurs. and our teacher there that can be accessible 1-6 p.m. We close for lunch 12-1 p.m. Call from all over the world,” she said. 753-5680 for more information. According to a summary statement p rov i d e d by Do u g Ke l s e y, a c t i n g Learn to Use Public Transportation superintendent, Korea school district, the The Army Community Services hosts Wonder intent of the DoDEA VS is to expand access Wheels, a relocation readiness program the last to education and provide curricular options Wednesday of each month. Learn to use buses, similar to programs delivered through trains, and the subway in our host country. Call traditional DoDEA schools. Delivered via ACS at 753-8804 for more information. the Internet to DoDEA eligible students, Military Intelligence Peninsula Ball the course of study includes increased The 2009 MI Peninsula Ball will be held April 25 opportunities for active engagement and from 6 to 12 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt in Seoul. synchronous support where the teacher and Department of Defense Education Activity director Dr. Shirley A. Miles greets Humphreys This event is open to all MI professionals and students are separated by time and space. American School kindergarten students during a visit here March 19. Download this photo guests. Ticket prices are 69,000 won. Schedule “The first VS courses offered from the online at — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall includes drinks, dinner, and entertainment. Dress code is military dress and civilian Humphreys Civilians, Soldiers to teach ROK Airmen English equivalent. For more information contact Capt. Lee, 532nd MI Battalion at 723-2520. Tobacco Cessation Program Area III Health Promotion is offering monthly tobacco cessation classes Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. This program is free to all participants. To register contact Jean Dumoulin at 753-7657 or Humphreys Flickr Website Want to get copies of photos of a community event? It’s easy now that USAG-Humphreys has its own Flickr photo-sharing webpage. To view or download your own high-resolution images of community events go to: com/usaghumphreys. Images will be posted weekly. Call 754-8598 for more information. Bicycle Round-up Any bicycle found on USAG-Humphreys that has not been registered will be impounded for 90 days and if not claimed will be disposed of. To register your bicycle, visit the Pass and ID section, Bldg. 544. Impounded bicycles can be claimed by calling the Military Police Traffic Section at 754-6600 or 010-7178-0249. We Want Your Stories! We want to publish your stories and photos in The Morning Calm Weekly and on the USAG-Humphreys Command Channel. Please send any information (Left to right) Humphreys Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator Denise Chappell, Humphreys Command Sgt. Maj. Jason K. Kim, ROKAF 7th or products to Ken Hall at the USAG- Aircraft Sustainment Group Commander Col. Lee Chan-kyung, and ROKAF Sgt. Hong Suk-woo celebrate the initiation of the first English Humphreys Public Affairs Office at 754-8847 class to be taught by Humphreys volunteers to ROK Airmen. About 15 Civilian and Soldier volunteers from USAG-Humphreys will be or teaching a 12-week English as a Second Language course to 30 ROK Airmen. — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Kim Hyung-joon
    • MARCH 27, 2009 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 23 students spearhead donation drive for Iraqi childrenMaj. James Mullin, civil affairs advisor to the 6th Iraqi Army Division greets and hands out candy to Iraqi students at Tariq Benziat Elementary School in the Huriya district of Baghdad, March 19.Several hundred pounds of Humanitarian Aid items collected during a Humphreys American School donation drive were distributed to more than 800 Iraqi students and their families through ajoint humanitarian aid mission with the 6th Iraqi Army Division. — U.S. Army photos courtesy 6th Iraqi Army Division, Military Transition Team, Multinational Division-BaghdadBy Ken Hall the health, morale and welfare of the of HA supplies – most of which were doing something tangible to improve theUSAG-Humphreys Public Affairs Iraqi people. One way they do this is by donated from HAS – and each child lives of those less fortunate than me.” providing humanitarian aid supplies and received something and also interacted with In January, Mullin sent an e-mail to Maj. HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Thanks services to the people in the Baghdad area Soldiers who rotated into the school, visiting Bert Newbill, 6th IA Div. military transitionto a Garrison-wide community service of responsibility.” classrooms, talking with children and taking team advisor in January asking if he kneweffort led by Humphreys American School HAS students and their Families rallied pictures with them,” said Mullin. anyone who would be willing to donate HAstudents, more than 800 Iraqi school children to this cause – and in just a few weeks time, Mullin said they don’t go to schools and items to Iraqi children. The e-mail began tofrom Tariq Benziat Elementary school in collected more than 25 boxes of clothing, hand out supplies unless every child can circulate ‘among friends’ and found its waythe Huriya section of Baghdad received food, medical supplies, toiletries, school receive something. This is Mullin’s third all the way to South Korea and HAS.hundreds of pounds of Humanitarian Aid supplies, toys and candy for Iraqi children. deployment of his Army career. “I forwarded Maj. Mullin’s message to ‘athere, March 19. Mullin linked up with his Iraqi Army “During my previous deployments, I was few’ of my friends, relatives and colleagues HAS student council members counterparts and delivered the HAS HA involved in HA activities and it’s a part of around the globe, and the response andspearheaded a donation drive during items in one day. what the U.S. Army does in today’s ever- support has been great,” said Newbill inFebruary after hearing about efforts of “The school staff set up tables in the changing world,” he said. “We are dedicated an e-mail. “I was never in a position to doAmerican Soldiers at Camp Liberty, Iraq courtyard and organized children into to helping the people in the areas we deploy something like this before so I took advantageto collect HA items to help the children classes,” said Mullin. “The principle gave to, to improve their quality of life and of this opportunity to give something backof Iraq. an introduction and songs were sung by alleviate suffering. It brings me personal joy to people who really need a little help in “We received an e-mail during the first children as they gave us their greetings. Once and satisfaction to deliver HA supplies and starting their lives over again.”week of January, asking if anyone would be the principle explained why we were there, to make life better for people. I love to see Mullin and Newbill initially received 16willing to help out with HA supplies for there was a lot of enthusiasm and excitement the smiles on the faces of children when we boxes of HA supplies – mostly from Soldierschildren in Iraq,” said Jim Shulson, HAS in the children’s eyes. hand out toys and candy and school supplies at Camp Liberty, during the first few weeksteacher and middle school student council “Once the supplies were set up, teachers to them. It makes all of the hard days and of the HA donation drive effort. These boxesmentor. “Michelle Cole, who mentors the filed the students by to receive a variety long hours worthwhile, and I know I’m quickly found their way to Iraqi children.elementary school student council and I “We went on a joint mission with ourdecided to take on this challenge because Iraqi counterparts and distributed our firstwe believed it was a great community service collection of HA supplies to Asya Elementaryopportunity for our students.” School in Baghdad,” said Mullin. “These Shulson said HAS student council items, along with supplies donated frommembers set a month-long goal to collect the IA helped bring joy to the faces of moredonations, placing plastic tubs in classrooms than 300 children in January.”and the school front office for students to Mullin said HA donations, like thoseleave donations in. collected by HAS students and their “We wanted new things, and especially Families, will have a variety of benefits toschool supplies but old clothes and toys the Iraqi people.were also welcome,” he said. “There was “HA drives help Iraqi school childrena competition going between elementary have pens, pencils and notebooks toschool classrooms and middle school perform their studies and improve theirclassrooms that provided a lot of motivation education,” he said. “The toys and candyamong the entire student body and their make the children happier and these areFamilies, and the amount of donations items they would otherwise not have toreceived exceeded all our expectations.” enjoy. The clothing and toiletries help to The inspiration for this HA donation clothe people and improve the health anddrive began with U.S. military transition sanitary conditions for them. All of theteam and civil affairs officers assigned as donations we receive make life better foradvisors to the 6th Iraqi Army Division. Iraqi families.” “We’re trying to put a new face on the Mullin added distribution of HA suppliesIraqi Army and demonstrate to the people demonstrates the kindness and generosity ofof Baghdad that this is a new and improved American people and the U.S. military. “Wearmy and not the Saddam Hussein army show them in actions – not words – thatof old,” said Maj. James Mullin, combat Humphreys American School middle and elementary school student council members pack we are dedicated to improving their livingadvisor to 6th IA Div in an e-mail. “Iraqi more than 25 cases of Humanitarian Aid items for Iraqi children and their families, Feb. 24. standards and are concerned with theirsoldiers are sincerely dedicated to improving Download this photo online at — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall health and well-being.”
    • MARCH 27, 2009 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 25 Transportation BN conductsoffload and upload operation at Pier 8(Clockwise from left) An extensive view of Pier 8, home of the 837th Trans BN, is seen from the aircraft. The Motor Vessel Green Dale is docked at Pier 8 to conduct the dischargeand upload of cargo as part of the 1-2 ARB deployment. An AH-64D helicopter approaches Pier 8 to be loaded in the Green Dale. View these photos from the Morning Calm onlineat — U.S. Army photos by O, Chae-ki & Pfc. Park, Kyung RockBy Pfc. Park, Kyung-rock High Mobility Multi-purpose wheeled between the 602d ASB and the 837th water terminal port operations duringUSAG-Daegu Public Affairs vehicles, trucks, trailers and hundreds more Transportation Battalion,” said Capt. Brian peacetime and wartime. pieces of gear, such as generators and tents Young, S-3 for the 837th Trans. “The Kargo “Our unit is comprised of the total BUSAN — Pier 8, home of the 837th were uploaded. Furthermore, 24 AH-64D Kings work very hard to make this part of workforce - Soldiers, Department of theTransportation Battalion “Kargo Kings” helicopters, belonging to 1st Battalion, 2nd the deployment process look easy for the Army Civilians, and our Korean Nationalwelcomed the Motor Vessel Green Dale on Aviation Regiment, part of 2nd Infantry deploying unit,” Young stated. teammates,” Young added.March 17. The unit coordinated the arrival Division’s 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, The 837th Transportation Battalion “ We are absolutely committed,of the roll-on / roll-off vessel and conducted were also uploaded due to the battalion’s serves as the single port manager for United dependable and relentless in our support ofthe discharge and upload of cargo as part of moving to Fort Carson, Colorado. States Forces Korea and is responsible for the warfighter,” said Young.the 1-2 ARB deployment. “This mission was a total team effort surface deployment, distribution, andPlans NCO carries on military legacy19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command G-3 Plans Sgt. Maj. Cheryl N. GreeneBy Master Sgt. Christine S. Thompson changed my mind when I realized I was a19th ESC Public Affairs legitimate leader and that I possessed the traits to lead Soldiers.” The term ‘Values’ is more than a word Helping Greene throughout her life andto Sergeant Maj. Cheryl N. Greene, 19th her career were two people who set her onExpeditionary Sustainment Command G-3 the road to success.Plans sergeant major, it is the foundation “My parents are the most inspirationalupon which she has built her life. people in my life. My mom is the rock Greene, a Cleveland, Ohio native, of the family she is the glue that has heldfollowed in her father’s military footsteps, seven kids together,” said Greene. “Andjoining the Army in November 1998. my father is a proud strong man, he is the “I joined the Army because I wanted to enforcer of the family on one hand we hadcarry on the military legacy that my father a tough love, but on the other hand westated,” said Greene. “Although, he served had supportive love, and at the end of thein the Navy.” day they gave us one thing that was more Making the Army a career was not on important than you could ever imagine,the young recruit’s mind back in 1988; values.” as a Drill Sergeant with five years in the “Be, know and do the training that isinstead the young girl was looking at more G r e e n e ’s m o s t m e m o r a b l e Army and being entrusted with the well taught because it will keep you and yourshort-term goals. accomplishment in the Army was being a being of America’s sons and daughters,” battle alive,” said Greene emphatically. “At the time I wanted to take advantage Drill Sergeant a trait that shows through said Greene. “Trust the Soldiers to your right and leftof the educational benefits and learn a her advice today. Greene’s advice to Soldiers coming into and know that they have your ‘six’ andmarketable skill and at the same time “I was very proud to have accomplished the Army today is to immerse yourself in most importantly listen to the leadershipprovide for my family,” said Greene. “I something so prestigious as being selected what the Army teaches. and have fun.”
    • USAG-D • PAGE 26 AREA IV THE MORNING CALM t News & Notes 188th MP Soldiers volunteer to clean Daesung orphanage, Daegu, March 19 8th Annual Hapcheon Marathon Join the community for a 5k/10k/half marathon starting at 9 a.m. March 29 at Hapcheon. The Hapcheon Marathon race is an annual festival for international amateur runners. Free T-shrits and hats to all racers. Bus Departure at 7 a.m. Kelly gym. Events available are 5k, 10k, Half. For more information call 768-6535. Daegu Spouses Association. DSA is accepting application for 2009-2010 board positions. Positions available are president, first and second vice president and secretary. DSA will accept application until April 10. If interested please contact Kelly Gemin at, 010- 8671-7042 or you can pick one from the Apple Tree. American Red Cross There is community first aid and safety course in American Red Cross Classroom, Bldg 1425, Camp Henry. Certifications are divided into 3 sections: 1. Lay Responder Adult, Child & Infant CPR, 2. Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and lastly, Soldiers from the 188th MP volunteer at Daesung Orphanage on March 19. They clean the inside of the Orphanage and clear some Lay Responder First Aid. It starts at dust from the rooftop. — U.S. Army photo by Kim, Ayeon 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., April 4. Call By Lee, Jihye U.S. Army Garrisons. The event started am very satisfied with helping them in this 768-7993 or Stop by Your American USAG-Daegu Public Affairs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., March 19. KATUSA way,” said 188th MP, Staff Sgt. Mattew T. Red Cross for more information. and U.S. Soldiers all gathered together at Ducote. CAMP WALKER — Soldiers from Daesung orphanage, located at Doosan- “I mopped the floor. I had met the Camp Carroll Worship Service the 188th Military Police Company dong, Su sung-gu, Daegu, and were divided children in here for a couple of hours after Every Tuesday there will be an volunteered at Daesung orphanage, into a few groups to clean the inside of the they finished the school. And we played 11:40 a.m. worship service at the March 19. Soldiers usually visit Daesung orphanage and to clear some dust from the the game together. It was a really great Camp Carroll Chapel. Everyone is orphanage once a month to play games rooftop. All Soldiers tried very hard to clean time for me. I also want to have this kind invited. Lunch will be provided after and help understand one another with the orphanage for the children. of volunteering next time again,” Pfc. Jose the service. For more information, children. This kind of volunteering helps “I came here to help the community Donosa said. contact the Camp Carroll Chapel staff not only to give more understanding for between Daegu and U.S. army. What I want Spc. Christopher Hayes added “It’s a at 765-8343. both KATUSA and U.S. Soldiers, but to is smiles from the children. Today children help the community between Daegu and are in school so we can’t see them, but I – See VOLUNTEER story Page 28 – Jewish Religious Services Every Friday evening at 7 p.m. Jewish religious service will be held at the Daegu Garrison job profile: HHC, USAG-Daegu First Sergeant Camp Walker Chapel, Bldg. S260 How do you help USAG-Daegu to classroom #1. The service will be accomplish its mission? followed by an Oneg (fellowship) with I see myself as a go between the civilian refreshments. For information, contact and military personnel assigned or attached Sgt. 1st Class Herve Abrams at 765- to this command. We all have one purpose 7737 or 010-8687-7706. which is to make this the best community to work and live in on the Korean peninsula. DMZ Tour My responsibility is to ensure our Soldiers The BOSS Program is sponsoring a are well taken care of both administratively DMZ Tour on April 11. The cost is $45 and professionally as well as the well being per person. The cost includes: bus, of our family members, which in turn helps overnight stay in Osan, and the tour to better the community as a whole. itself. We will be leaving Camp Walker What qualities does your job require? April 10 at 6 p.m., this is a Friday My job requires patience, people skills, night. We will be coming back to Camp good communication and one must be Walker late Saturday night. There is a customer service oriented. The overall maximum 40 people allowed. Sign-up responsibility of the garrison is to provide 1st Sgt. Marvin J. Jones sheet will be at the Camp Walker CAC quality customer service to our internal and HHC, USAG-Daegu First Sergeant Center. Payment will be due at sign- external customers. I bring over 20 years of young Soldiers and NCO’s and watching blemishes. Just like being a leader in any up. Please filter down to all soldiers. If military experience to this position, both them grow in their jobs and lives both organization, sometimes you feel like you anyone has any questions, call/email garrison and combat. My combat experience personally and professionally. It truly are all alone in the fish bowl and everyone PFC Charles C. Baldwin at 768-6300 has taught me the importance of Family and makes me feel good to hear them say, “I is always watching you. That’s why, as a community support as well as how to build got it now” or “I see what you were trying leader you have to always make the right Visit our Flickr site at a highly motivated family support group to teach me”. Knowing that I made a decision regardless of who is watching. and how to prepare Soldiers and family difference in a young Soldiers life is truly As a First Sergeant, I know it is my job to to download high-resolution members for deployment. One the best a wonderful feeling. That’s what I like the train, mentor, teach, coach and counsel my versions of the photos qualities I bring is the ability to listen to most about my job. subordinates. While at the same time, I featured in the USAG- my subordinates and assist them in working What is one thing about your job that must make myself available to listen and Daegu section of the through their challenges. most people don’t know? accept constructive criticism in order to What do you like most about your job? As a first sergeant you must attempt to improve myself as well as to meet and Morning Calm. What I like the most is being around live successfully in a glass house without any surpass the standard of my past CSM.
    • MARCH 27, 2009 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 27 Safety Corner Grilling season is just a few weeks way Charcoal Grills: •Keep grills at least 10 ft away from •Keep children away from barbeque grills. buildings and combustibles. Do not let anyone play ball or fly kites Additional Tips for Gas Grills: near a grill. •Check fuel lines for any leaks and tight •Never barbeque indoors. connections. •Do not place grills on wood decks or •Light LP gas grills according to the under overhangs! manufacturers instructions. •After applying charcoal lighter fluid to •Clean the burners regularly. the coals, wait a minute before lighting •Turn off burner valves and supply valve on the coals. Never add lighter fluid to hot the LP gas cylinder when it is not in use. or warm coals. •Never store LP gas cylinders indoors. •Do not use gasoline as a starter fluid for If you have any questions about Fire charcoal grills. Safety, please contact your local Fire •Used coals should be disposed of in a Prevention Office. For Camp Walker, No endorsement implied metal can. Coals have been known to Henry & George call Mr. Sin at 768-7867, smolder for days after they were used. for Camp Carroll and Apo call Mr Yon •Never leave a hot charcoal barbeque grill at 765-7190 and for BSF call Mr Kim at unattended. 763-7209. No endorsement implied No endorsement implied
    • USAG-D • PAGE 28 AREA IV THE MORNING CALM VOLUNTEER from Page 26very good opportunity to come up here and “Actually there can be a trouble with Companies or Battalions will join this get to know Korea more. This will alsohelp the children. Anytime you work with understanding English for the children, because it is really good for them to help the help improve the relationship betweenchildren, it means so special and wonderful but thanks to KATUSA Soldiers’ help the community,” Cpl. Lee, Je-han said. Korea and United States.” Pvt. Nam, Ki-experience. Through this volunteering I children could easily get along with U.S. “While you are in the Army, you can just eun said.want to learn more about myself and other Soldiers as well. Children are very bright spend time meaninglessly doing nothing “They have been volunteered in ourKoreans and their culture as well.” naturally, and most of our gestures mean special. But this kind of volunteering orphanage since Oct. 9, last year. In the Last year, 188th MP Soldiers visited this the same things to those of America, so it’s really makes you feel proud of you and autumn, we are planning to invite KATUSAorphanage not for cleaning but as Santa quite good for them to get to know each satisfied. Also you can think about what and U.S. Soldiers from 188th MP and showClaus for the children. For Christmas, other,” Daesung orphanage, donation & life you are going to live later while you the performances like dances and songsSoldiers from 188th MP prepared for the fundraising Team officer, Park, Jee-young are volunteering for people. U.S. Soldiers, which our children have prepared for them.presents that children wanted to have and said. away from their hometown, can feel lonely Soldiers also asked us to visit and join somecalled the children one by one, giving them “We recruit volunteers from Soldiers in here. But by helping people and having festivals in Camp Walker, so it will be a greatthe presents 2 days before the Christmas. from the 188th MP. I hope that other some talks each other, U.S. Soldiers can help for each of us,” said Park. AREA IV Job Opportunities ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER VACANCY GRADE LOCATION CLOSE DATE APF US CITIZEN POSITIONS KOEZ09389007 Supv Logistics Management Spec GS-14 AFSB-FE Apr. 3 KOEZ09334810 Nurse Consultant (Case Manager) GS-9 Wood Medical Clinic Apr. 10 KOEZ09386431 Medical Support Assistant GS-4/5 168th Medical Bn. Apr. 6 KOEZ09371518 Supv Distribution Facilities Spec GS-12 MSC-K, BSC, Busan Mar. 27 KOEZ09365331 Supv General Supply Spec GS-12 MSC-K , Busan Apr. 1 KOEZ09289368 Antiterrorism Specialist GS-11 USAG-D, DPTMS, Busan Apr. 5 NAF US CITIZEN POSITION KRNAFEZ090016WW Community Activities Coordinator NF-4 DFMWR, CRD Apr. 1 WENAFFC09319247 District Manager NF-4 Stars & Stripes, Jun. 1 KN NAF POSITIONS (Open to KN & 3rd Country Family Members) SA-09-0310T Mechanical Engineer KGS USAG-D DPW Mar. 30 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 768-7951No endorsement implied No endorsement implied