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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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  • 1. Visit for the Morning Calm Online Nurses Week First graders make the rounds during tour of local hospital See full story on Page 14May 22, 2009 • Volume 7, Issue 31 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea, Soldiers celebrate Teacher’s DayStudents from Itaewon 2 Dong English class presented carnations to US Soldiers and KATUSAs as a celebration of Teachers Day. Currently 175 US Soldiers and 345 KATUSAs are involved in81 volunteer English Education classes in Uijeongbu, Dongducheon, Yongsan, Pyeongtaek and Daegu, teaching 3,488 students. Ten of the classes are aimed at 288 children from low-incomefamilies. View this photo and more from this week’s Morning Calm online at — Courtesy photo234th Army Birthday Ball scheduled for June 12 Celebrate America’s Army, the Strength Soldiers, Families, Veterans, Retirees and the U.S. Armys Noncommissioned Officer Secretary of the Army established 2009 asof the Nation, and our 234 years of service Army Civilians and to reflect on the proud Corps has distinguished itself as the worlds Year of the attending the 2009 U.S. Army Birthday history and heritage of our Nation. most accomplished group of military We invite you to join the celebration ofBall June 12, in the Seoul Grand Hyatt This year’s event will pay special tribute professionals. U.S. Army NCOs have one of America’s greatest assets, the NCOBallroom. to our Noncommissioned Officers, the been heralded for their acts of courage and Corps, at the 234th U.S. Army Birthday The U.S. Army Birthday Ball is designed backbone of our Army. dedication to mission accomplishment Ball. Tickets are $55 each and are nowto honor the service and sacrifices of our With more than 200 years of service, In recognition of their service, the available at local MSCs. GARRISONS OVERVIEW FEATURE Page13 USAG-Red Cloud P05 Sharp Point P02 USAG-Casey P05 Education P04 The race is on at USAG-Yongsan P09 Movie Schedule P14 USAG-Humphreys P21 Religious Support P15 Pine Wood Derby USAG-Daegu P25
  • 2. NEWS • PAGE 2 NEWS THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Highest Scouting rank presented Family cultural exchange program Command - Korea Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. John Uberti Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson Deputy PAO: Slade Walters Senior Editor: Susan Silpasornprasit USAG-RED CLOUD Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson CI Officer: James F. Cunningham USAG-YONGSAN Commander: Col. David W. Hall Public Affairs Officer: David McNally CI Officer: Dan Thompson Staff Writers: Sgt. Im Jin-min, Cpl. Lee Min-hwi, Spc. Jason C. Adolphson USAG-HUMPHREYS Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy CI Officer: Lori Yerdon Writer-Editor: Ken Hall Designer: Cpl. Kim, Hyung Joon Avery Weigle of Boy Scout Troop 80, accepts his Eagle Scout Award along with his parents during USAG-DAEGU an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony held May 12 at Hartell House on Yongsan Garrison. For his Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier Eagle Award Project, Weigle organized volunteers to paint the Stork’s Nest facility on Yongsan PAO: Philip Molter Staff Writers: Pfc. Park Kyung Rock, Pfc. Lee Dodam, -- a lodging facility near the post hospital frequently used by expectant military families. Guest Kim Ayeon, Lee Jihye speakers at the ceremony included Col. Kip McCormick, Col. Dave Turner, Sgt. Maj. Micael Passmore and Scoutmaster Wayne Clark. — U.S. Army photo by Edward N. Johnson This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of De- U.S. Army EOD teams compete for top honors on Korean peninsula fense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of By Walter T. Ham IV “They have to figure how they are going to attack this thing this weekly publication is the responsibility of the IMCOM- Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 8th U.S. Army Public Affairs and defeat it,” Grubbs said. Mignot said Army EOD technicians on the Korean peninsula Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way con- remain ready to respond to any call, from destroying unexploded nected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, – Tackling a series of contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. The challenging training scenarios May 16 - 19, Explosive Ordnance ordnance from the Korean War to defeating the most sophisticated civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. Disposal teams competed for the title of top U.S. Army EOD team IEDs on today’s battlefields. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement on the Korean peninsula. “Korea presents some unique challenges and capabilities that by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or ser- The winning EOD team was Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Allard and Spc. Ian we strive to capitalize on,” Mignot said. vices advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage Steele. The second place team was Sgt. Dustin Shanahan and Pfc. without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, Jordan Krogmann. The third place team was Staff Sgt. Christopher age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or Krupp and Pfc. Matthew Stonesifer. patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity According to Capt. Scott Mignot, commander of the 718th policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), the to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. competition gave the Army EOD teams a chance to hone their life-saving skills. Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising “We have a continuous mission here,” said Mignot, a State Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 College, Penn., native. “We train all the time and this [competition] Fax: (02) 790-5795 E-mail: is the pinnacle of that training.” Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 On today’s asymmetric battlefield where few foes are willing Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post to directly cross sabers with the U.S. military, the improvised SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: explosive device is the weapon of choice. Mignot said Army EOD Phone: DSN 738-4068 technicians defeat these deadly devices during daily missions in Iraq E-mail: and Afghanistan. To prepare for this asymmetric threat that can imperil lives and impede missions, the technicians practiced locating and destroying Visit us online IEDs in the range’s mock urban village. The teams also practiced The Morning Calm rendering safe conventional ordnance. Sgt. Maj. Mark W. Grubbs, who has served in Bosnia, Iraq and Pfc. Jordan Krogmann from the 718th Ordnance Company Afghanistan, said the competition included 10 scenarios, a physical (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) works through a scenario during fitness test and a written test. The 26-year Army veteran called the the 2009 EOD of the Year competition at Rodriguez Live Fire scenarios “straight forward problems.” Complex May 18. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kim, Jun Sub Retiree Corner: Being legal and staying legal in Korea By Jack Terwiel on your sponsor. Sponsor? Yes, you must be sponsored by a Military Retiree Assistance Office Korean and normally this means your Korean spouse. That person assumes responsibility for your presence in Korea. Your A retiree not covered by the Status of Forces Agreement is a obligation is to renew the visa before it expires, and to renew Submitting to The Morning Calm Weekly guest in Korea. The retiree is here because he voluntarily elected the passport before it expires. Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, to come to Korea or remain in Korea after finishing active duty Some retirees have decided they know better and don’t need story submissions and other items: service or post-service employment under the SOFA. to follow these rules. The problems arise when the retiree is Except for active-duty members, a passport is mandatory forced to leave Korea, either due to illness or death. In both For all submitted items include a point of con- for any U.S. citizen traveling or, in our case, living outside the cases, the illegal retiree’s status must be repaired, and that tact name and telephone number. All items are United States. Last November, Korea changed the rule for visitors, means settling with the Korean government by paying the fine subject to editing for content and to insure they extending visa-free entry from 30 days to 90 days. That means for overstaying, and working with the American Embassy to conform with DoD guidelines. a person with a U.S. passport can enter Korea without a visa obtain a passport (for a living retiree). IMCOM-K Public Affairs and remain for up to 90 days, after which the visitor must leave. In the event of retiree death while illegal, the family and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located Failing to leave will result in a fine that increases for each day that members, either in Korea or in the U.S., must settle hospital in IMCOM-K HQ, Yongsan Garrison Main Post. the visitor remains illegally. Retirees who elect to live in Korea as bills and any other expenses before the body is released. For information, call 738-4068. a Resident Alien must have an F-series visa, the type depending
  • 3. MAY 22, 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: AWOL; Subject #1 failed to report at Subject #1’s designated time and place of duty. Subject #1 was placed on AWOL status by the unit commander at 2400 hrs, 23 APR 09; however, it was not reported to MP’s until 2345 hrs, 09 MAY 09. A bolo was issued for Subject #1 apprehension. Investigation continues by MP. AREA I: L/G; L/P; L/PF; Unknown Person(s), by means unknown, entered a second floor storage room and removed Victim #1’s duffel bag and backpack which were unsecured and unattended. Victim #1’s stated that Victim #1’s duffel bag and backpack contained Victim #1’s ID card, ATM card, $40, sunglasses and Nike boots. Victim #1 was issued an EAPB FM 3 and Victim #1’s ID card was flagged in DBIDS. There are no reports of any unauthorized transactions made to Victim #1’s ATM card. Victim #1’s rendered a written sworn statement attesting to the incident. ECOL is $329. This is a final report. AREA II: L/GF; Investigation revealed that Subject #1 was receiving BAH and FSA entitlements monthly for a stateside location, when records reflected Subject #1’s dependant family members have resided with Subject #1 in South Korea since JUN 08. On 30 APR 09, Subject #1 was advised of his legal rights, which Subject #1 invoked. ECOL is $30,195.04. Investigation continues by CID. AREA II: L/AAFES; unknown person(s), by Jeju Island is a popular vacation spot for local Koreans and foreigners. Package tours are available through the Dragon Hill Lodge Travel Office. unknown means(s), pumped gasoline into Visit to view this photo online. Visit for info on Jeju. — U.S. Army photo by Dave Palmer Subject #1’s vehicle and drove off without rendering proper payment. A search of the area for subject(s) and/or witness(es) met SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities with negative results. ECOL is $16.30. Due to the lack of investigative leads, this is a final report. Sand Fest (May 29-June 6) 2009’ is the only dinosaur festival in Korea. It’s located the late Joseon Dynasty and traditional arts on display. This festival takes place at Busan’s beautiful in the Goseong region in Gyeongnam province, which Watch master craftsmen create beautiful designs in AREA III: Assault; C/V; At 0420 Hrs, 09 Haeundae Beach, where everyone wishes to go 100 million years ago was inhabited by dinosaurs. A wide brass, embroidery, iron, and clay. For information, MAY 09, Subject #1 and Subject #2 were for their summer holidays. The festival’s program is range of interactive programs and activities have been call (031) 286-2106-8 or visit involved in a verbal altercation which turned full of events inspired by the beach’s beautiful white prepared so visitors can really get a taste of what life was Summer hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. physical at an off-post location. All parties sand. A highlight is a hot sand bath, where visitors are like when dinosaurs ruled the world. At the World Fossil reported to the Wonju KNP Station, where buried from head to toe in sand, which is beneficial Mineral Experience Hall, there are plenty of fun-filled Amazing “Bubble World Show’ they were charged by KNP under RCL ART for health and beauty. Other events include a beach educational programs for visitors to enjoy. Visitors can Korea has just opened the world’s second exclusive #3-1 (Assault). Subject #1 and Subject #2 were processed and released into MP custody volleyball competition, an exhibition of different types become archeologists and touch and feel the different “bubble show” theatre. Fan Yang’s Bubble World show on a CJ Form 2. Subject #1 and Subject #2 of sand from around the world, and a marathon race. stone and rock formations that make up the earth, learn opened in Myungbo Art Hall in Euljiro3 3-ga, following were transported to the USAG-Long PMO, The festival continues into the night with spectacular how to observe the different fossil layers, and even in the footstep of the hugely successful “bubble show” where they were processed and released to fireworks displays, concerts, and other entertainment participate in fossil excavations. At the Theme Hall, visitors theatre in New York. Canadian artist, Fan Yang, their unit with instructions to report to the events. In addition, popular tourist destinations such will be able to watch a 4D movie of dinosaurs in Goseong gained world fame for his White Bubble Show, which USAG-Long PMO at a later time. On 10 as the Jagalchi Market, Gwangalli, and Taejongdae during the Cretaceous period, which is one of the expo’s captivated audiences when it played in Korea. “Bubble MAY 09, Subject #1 and Subject #2 reported are all located nearby, another great attraction is most popular attractions. Visitors will also be able to enjoy World Show” is his latest creation. To get there from to the USAG-Long PMO, where they were Busan’s extremely fresh raw fish offered at incredibly parades and musical performances, dinosaur themed exit 8 of Euljiro3-ga Station (subway lines 2 and 3), walk advised of their legal rights, which they low prices. Visit or sandfestival. performances, and laser shows. Visit www.tour2korea. straight for about 5 minutes and the Myungbo Art Hall waived rendering written sworn statements admitting to the offenses. Subject #1 and com or is on your left. Visit Subject #2 were processed and released to their unit. Investigation continues by KNP. Royal Azalea Fest (June 5-7) Korean Folk Village “Egypt, the Great Civilization” Exhibition Royal azalea’s are one of Korea’s most well-loved The Korean Folk Village near Seoul, it remains one of the The Special Exhibition Gallery of the National Museum AREA III: T/A/WO; Subject #1, operating flowers and in springtime they bloom throughout the best-known of Korea’s folk villages, although those in the of Korea, Seoul presents artifacts from the civilization of a GOV, struck a center barrier on Highway country. They are thought to be at their most beautiful countryside tend to be more authentic. The Folk Village Ancient Egypt which stretched from 3200BC to 300BC. #50 between exits #20 and #24, Wonju. on the slopes of the 1567m high Mt Taebaeksan, and Now, the National Museum of Korea is resurrecting is home to Korean heritage and many features of Korean Damages to Subject #1’s vehicle consisted a festival is held here in June when the flowers are culture have been collected and preserved for future this great civilization, and taking visitors back to the of disabling damages to the front driver’s side. Damages to the barrier consisted at their most beautiful. During this time some of the generations. Performances of Farmers’ Music and Dance world of the pyramids, mummies, and hieroglyphs. of scratches and paint transfer. KNP was mountain’s most picturesque locations, such as the and Tightrope Acrobatics are performed in the performing Visitors can discover the real lives of Ancient Egyptians notified and declined jurisdiction. Subject Cheonjedan altar and Janggunbong and Busoebong arena twice a day. During spring, summer, autumn, and through the extensive display of genuine artifacts and #1 was released and transported to the peaks are strewn with the bright pink flowers, making on weekends and holidays, traditional customs and relics. There will be a special pavilion with holograms USAG-Humphreys PMO, where Subject for a beautiful view. Visit for ceremonies for coming-of-age, marriage, funeral, ancestor and a three-dimensional viewing room for life in #1 was processed and transported to the more information. memorial, and other ceremonies are recreated. Check the the Ancient Egyptian civilization. Visitors will also USAG-Yongsan PMO, where Subject #1 was schedule of the day’s events near the main entrance. Set in find comprehensive information and images on the processed and released. Subject #1 reported Dino Expo 2009 (March 27-June 6) a natural environment, visitors can experience an authentic touchscreen computer kiosks located throughout the utilization of Subject #1’s seatbelt. ECOD is unknown. This is a final report. The ‘Gyeongnam Goseong Dinosaur World Expo atmosphere with over 260 traditional houses reminiscent of exhibition. Visit Source:,,, — No endorsement implied.
  • 4. NEWS • PAGE 4 NEWS THE MORNING CALMU.S. Immigration reachesout to Soldiers, spousesBy Rob McIlvaine “Soldiers and Family members assignedFMWRC Public Affairs to 26 Army installations travel more than 100 miles to obtain required CIS services. Non-citizens have served in the U.S. This and other factors can lead to emotionalArmy since the American Revolution. In hardship, additional costs, distraction fromfact, almost half of Army enlistees in the mission, and possible deportation of Family1840s were immigrants, and between members,” Donley said.1862 and 2000, more than 660,000 To alleviate this problem, CIS wouldmilitary veterans became citizens through like to bring immigration services, suchnaturalization. as biometrics collection, informational Today, about 35,000 non-citizens serve appointments, adjustment of status and / orin the military and about 8,000 enlist every naturalization interviews, and naturalizationyear. oath ceremonies to the service members on a According to Leslie Lord at U.S. Army regular basis at their military installations.Human Resources Command, many have CIS is committed to reaching as manyused military service as a stepping stone service members and their families beforeto citizenship. “It is also true that some deployment or relocation overseas whereSoldiers have one or more Family members, service members are increasingly challengedespecially a spouse, who is not a U.S. in seeking and receiving immigrationcitizen,” Lord said. services. The Army Family Action Plan created According to former CIS DirectorIssue Paper #515 in response to Family Emilio T. Gonzalez thousands of immigrantmembers encountering problems with Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines havethe citizenship and residency application made extraordinary sacrifices for America.process. “In 2003, AFAP raised this issue “At CIS, we are committed to exhaustingto persuade the Army Community Service every effort to ensure a convenient, quickcenters to do for Families with immigration and secure application process for immigrantissues what the Staff Personnel Offices, service members. These brave men andMilitary Personnel Divisions and Military women, and their families, deserve thisPersonnel Offices have been doing to assist service, and we are proud to assist,” GonzalezSoldiers with applications for citizenship said.since 2000, when the Soldier Citizenship By June 2008, CIS Field Office Directors,Application Program got started,” Lord during Phase One of this program, begansaid. contacting officials at installations within In this issue, AFAP recommended each branch of the military and presented No endorsement impliedinstallations designate and train a liaison to “Immigration 101 Seminars” to serviceassist Family members in the CIS process, members and Families.and coordinate with CIS for approval of These seminars, which are ongoing, focusDepartment of Defense (DoD)-administered on immigration information importantfingerprinting and physical exams. to service members and their Families, “Immigration laws and the procedures such as the military help line, addressfor applying for citizenship and lawful changes, capture of biometrics, militarypermanent resident status (often called naturalization, and naturalization of eligiblegreen cards) are complex. Although spouses of military members.Soldiers themselves need apply only for Phase Two of this military outreachcitizenship, Family members are frequently program requires FODs to coordinate withnew immigrants to this country who need either Regional Point of Contact (POC)s orto apply for green cards,” Lord said. Headquarters field operations naturalization Fingerprints are required as part of branch POCs to ensure the availability ofthe application process for citizenship necessary resources.and LPR status. Although CIS often uses “To assist at each of the Army’sfingerprints taken at enlistment for Soldiers installations around the world, a relocationwho are applying for citizenship, technical liaison is available to help Families coordinateproblems may require Soldiers travel to a with the Human Resources Command andCIS fingerprint facility to accomplish this. legal office personnel,” Donley said. For all Family members applying for ACS Relocation Liaisons to CIS atcitizenship or green cards, CIS will not installations perform a number of valuableaccept DoD fingerprints; so, they must services such as multicultural outreachtravel to a CIS fingerprint facility to have programs, English as a Second Languagetheir fingerprints taken. classes, and classes on the citizenship and Bettye Donley, Family and Morale, residency application process.Welfare and Recreation Command, who is USCIS developed a web page, http://the Action Officer working Issue #515 for that containsAFAP says this hardship is considerable for information and links to services specificallyFamilies with children. for the military and their Families. Boy Scouts of America conducts drive for used eyeglasses Boy Scouts of America, Far East Council, Korea District, Troop 80 conducts a drive for used eyeglasses on Yongsan Garrison, until the end of May. The collected eyeglasses will be donated to help provide better eye sights for the underprivileged people in developing countries. Any eyeglasses, including far vision, near vision, reading, or sunglasses, will be accepted. There are 20 collecting boxes located throughout South and Main Posts, including Seoul American Elementary, Middle, and High Schools, Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (Front Lobby, Yongsan Health Clinic, Immunization Clinic, Pediatrics, Ambulatory Care Clinic, and Emergency Room), Optometry Clinic in Main Post, 1st Replacement Center, Preventive Medicine Building, Main PX, Commissary, Collier Field House, Yongsan Library, Gallery Optic Shop, DHL Optic Shop, Thrift Shop, and Army Community Service. The point of contact for the drive is Paul Shin, Life Scout, at
  • 5. MAY 22, 2009 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 5, Kyu Hap, an automotive mechanic working at USAG-Red Cloud Transportation Motor Pool, inspects the drive train and suspension of a DPW van. — U.S. Army photo by Han, Il HyunArmy selects Red Cloud DOL for top maintenance awardBy Jim Cunningham winning the AAME year after year.” examined everything having to do with “What makes us special is we are reallyUSAG-RC Public Affairs Another remarkable fact is this is the a maintenance facility, including supply what and who we say we are,” said Kaye first time USAG-Red Cloud has competed operations, which include providing repair Cabbagestalk, USAG-RC DOL chief of RED CLOUD GARRISON — The for the AAME. parts not only for vehicle repair services, plans and operations.third week of April was a benchmark for “This is a big deal for us,” Scott said. but for generator repair, heavy earth moving “The track record leading to the awardUSAG-Red Cloud’s Directorate of Logistics. “When you look at our facilities, we don’t equipment repair, and large vehicle repair is impeccable. All the commendable awardsThat is when the Department of the Army have the best looking facilities or new such as busses.” given to our team were included in ourChief of Staff announced they had awarded facilities simply because we don’t have new Red Cloud’s DOL maintenance facility packet. It was a combination of all ourRed Cloud DOL the Army Award for construction money. What we do have is also services heavy equipment the Directorate efforts given by our superior maintenanceMaintenance Excellence. good processes in place, and the proof is of Public Works uses: road graders and bull team, their team spirit and pride that won “This award is given to the best large in the Command Inspection Program we dozers, and other construction equipment. the award.”maintenance facility in all of the Army’s had in February this year. We were awardedInstallation Management Command around with 19 commendable service awards for 23the world,” said Lou Scott, USAG-RC DOL logistics functions.”director. “We were selected in the semifinal “This was a team effort,” said Han,round with Fort Bragg, N.C. and Fort Il Hyun, USAG-RC DOL chief ofHood, Texas. Here we are, little USAG-Red maintenance. “Everybody contributed toCloud competing with the largest Army make this happen.”installations in the world.” Entering to compete for the AAME is Awards are given in three categories: a process beginning long before the actuallarge, medium and small, Scott explained. judging of facilities, Han explained. First,Inspectors from the Secretary of the Army he had to put together a portfolio or unitcame to visit Red Cloud’s DOL maintenance profile packet.shops to see for themselves if the shops really “The process begins with the submissionwere as described in their entry packet, of this profile,” Han said. “It is submittedwhich was submitted much earlier. first to IMCOM-Korea, then it goes to “They had already inspected Forts Hood IMCOM Headquarters and from there itand Bragg before they came here,” Scott goes to the Chief of Staff of the Army insaid. “We had no idea we were competing Washington, D.C.”with those forts, but we did know we were The packet contains a description of howcompeting with the largest in the world.” the unit operates and is mandated by Army Because of the competition with the Regulation 750-1.largest installations in the world, it is very “This is an annual competition hostedremarkable Red Cloud could be selected as by the Chief of Staff of the Army to selectthe best in the world, Scott explained. the best maintenance operation in the U.S. “That is why this is such an Army,” Han said.accomplishment,” Scott said. “Because “When inspectors showed up to examine DOL automotive mechanics change wheels on DPW bobtail trucks during routine maintenance in-when you look at it, Bragg is notorious for Red Cloud’s maintenance operations, they tervals in the USAG-Red Cloud Transportation Motor Pool. — U.S. Army photo by Han, Il Hyun
  • 6. USAG-RC • PAGE 6 AREA I THE MORNING CALM News & Notes American Red Cross Community and USAG-RC First Aid Classes American Red Cross, Area I, will hold Com- munity Adult/Child/Infant CPR and First Aid commander classes May 30 and June 6 at USAG-Red Cloud. The classes will be from 9 a.m. to celebrates partnership 4:30 p.m. Fee is $40. To sign up or for more information call: 730-3184 or 732-6160. with Uijeongbu Ethics Training Schedule Ethics training will be held June 17 at 2 p.m. in the USAG-Casey Theater. For more Police information call: 732-9103. Red Cloud Summer Trek 2009 Day Camp Program Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG-Red The Summer Trek 2009 Day Camp Pro- Cloud commander, presents cufflinks and gram consists of nine one-week sessions tie clasps to Senior Superintendent Yoon, from June 15 through August 14 for chil- Dong-gil, chief of Uijeongbu Police and his dren first through fifth grade. The program staff at the Korean National Police appre- is sponsored by the USAG-Red Cloud ciation dinner held April 29 in the garrison Community Activity Center in cooperation with the University of Northern Iowa Camp courtyard. The KNP functions include law Adventure Team Counselors. Hours will enforcement, criminal investigation, and be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday public safety. Jackson thanked the KNP for through Friday. For more information call: their participation in riot control, countering 732-9246. student demonstrations, and other public disorders that would occur at USAG-Red USAG-Casey Summer Trek Cloud. — U.S. Army photo by Margaret 2009 Day Camp Program Banish-Donaldson The Summer Trek 2009 Day Camp Pro- gram for USAG-Casey will be held June 15 Soldiers, Civilians and Family members attend through Aug. 14. Nine one-week sessions for children first through fifth grade may attend. The program is sponsored by the USAG-Casey Community Activity Center in cooperation with the University of Northern Iowa Camp Adventure Team Counselors. Hours will be from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more in- 2nd Infantry Division Prayer Breakfast formation call: 730-4601. By Jim Cunningham needed them,” Kerr said. “I had the privilege Red Cloud Bowling Center USAG-RC Public Affairs of burying the oldest living Buffalo Soldier. Lane Resurfacing A veteran of World War I, and World War Red Cloud Bowling Center will be resurfac- RED CLOUD GARRISON — Soldiers; II; he joined the Army in 1917.” ing the lanes from May 30 to June 4. Bowl- Civilians and Family members crowded “After being inside the national capital ing lanes will be closed during this period. Mitchell’s Club early morning May 7 for and fighting that traffic there, I had to get Snack Bar and game rooms will be open. the annual 2nd Infantry Division Prayer away,” Kerr said. “So, they sent me to Seoul, For more information call: 732-6930. Breakfast for the 58th annual observance Korea.” of the National Day of Prayer. The event “House Resolution 397 was introduced Community Bank Holiday Schedule was sponsored by the 2ID Chaplain’s Fund on the floor of the House of Representatives Community Bank will be closed June 6 and 20. The bank will be open June 1 and 15 for and featured Chaplain (Col.) Kenneth May 4,” Kerr said. military payday. For more information call: Kerr, Eighth United States Army command “It has to do with recognizing our 721-7792. chaplain. rich, spiritual and religious heritage in “For every Soldier gathered in this room the founding and subsequent history of Bowlers Wanted for Summer League and every Soldier our nation. The first Red Cloud Summer Bowling League is in the 2nd Infantry “May I remind you this morning we act of America’s first looking for bowlers for Friday nights at Red Division, we owe a have a great God, put your trust in Congress in 1774 Cloud Lanes. First meeting to be held to- debt of gratitude,” was to ask a minister night at 6:30 p.m. in the bowling center. For Kerr said. “You are Him. Remember, God is still to open with prayer more information call: 732-6930. the men and women in control.” and to lead the Red Cloud Starbucks New Hours of freedom’s frontier. Congress in reading Starbucks on Red Cloud will be open from You today stand in Chaplain (Col.) Kenneth Kerr, 8th four chapters from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning June 1. For more a legacy that truly is U.S. Army command chaplain the word of God. information call: 732-6307/6263. second to none.” In 1776 congress Kerr went on to approved the Volunteers Wanted for explain for the last 60 years the Eighth Army Declaration of Independence, which had Volunteer Corps has stood on the Korean peninsula to defend four direct religious acknowledgements We are looking for volunteers to assist with freedom and liberty from a communist referring to God as the creator, as the law daily operations of the USAG-RC Army Volunteer Corps Program. For information dictator in North Korea who wants to take giver, as the judge and as the protector.” call: 730-3032. freedom away from God loving, freedom “Our great nation was founded by enjoying people. people who believed the necessity and 70th BSB “Texas” Bluebonnet Ball “I was inside the national capital beltway the importance of divine intervention in 70th BSB will hold a “Texas” Bluebonnet for two consecutive tours,” Kerr said. “I was making a great nation,” Kerr said. “The 38 Ball today in the Carey Fitness Center. For at Walter Reed Medical Center and then I parallel and the Demilitarized Zone stand more information call: 730-3907. was at Arlington National Cemetery. While as testimony to what you and those who I was at Walter Reed we experienced 9/11. have served in this division before you have 2009 WC Track and Field Championship I saw many of the wounded from the first accomplished.” The Warrior Country Track and Field Cham- pionship will be held May 30. Registration Chaplain (Col.) Ken Kerr gives the message wave of global war on terrorism.” “May I remind you this morning we will begin 8 - 9 a.m. For more information as guest speaker for the 2nd Infantry Division’s At Arlington National Cemetery, Kerr have a great God,” he continued. “Put your call: 732-6276/6927. National Day of Prayer Prayer Breakfast May buried many veterans of World War II and trust in Him. When all else seems to be 7 in Mitchell’s Club on USAG-Red Cloud. — the Korean War. crumbling around you, remember, God is U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham “They served their country when we still in control.”
  • 7. MAY 22, 2009 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 7 Military Spouse Appreciation Day feted in USAG-Casey’s Pear Blossom Cottage More than 30 spouses and Family mem- bers gather in USAG-Casey’s Pear Blos- som Cottage to celebrate Military Spouse’s Month and try different cuisines May 7. “Some of the featured dishes were Pesto Pasta, porkchops with cream of mush- room, sopas (Mexican) Orchatas, chicken adobo, lumpia and cabbage roll (Golabki),” said Tess Compton, PBC manager. The many dishes provided were cooked by Military Spouses and served to Soldiers and their spouses and dependents. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham Red Cloud Pear Blossom Cottage honors Military Spouses Command Sgt. Maj. Earlene Lavender, USAG-RC Command Sgt. Maj., addresses Spouses and dependents in the USAG-Red Cloud Pear Blossom Cottage May 8 during the Military Spouse Appreciation Month Luncheon. “I think sometimes we take military spouses for granted and we assume they will be there for us,” Lavender said. “When we refer to our spouses as our better half, we mean it takes two halves to make a whole. You spouses are the whole part that makes the Army today, and I want to thank each and ever one of you for what you do. On behalf of Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG-RC commander, I want to say, you are our future and our dreams. Future meaning 30 minutes from now, an hour from now, next month or next year. That is the future. Dreams are where we want to go together. You are the dreams of the future of what this PBC is going to be like in the near and far future. You are truly the ones that make things happen.” Additional photos from this event are available online at — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
  • 8. MAY 22, 2009 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 9 embraces social media at conferenceBy David McNally also explained the importance of the YearUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs of the Noncommissioned Officer initiatives. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey ARLINGTON, Va. —More than 500 Jr. addressed the symposium on his prioritiesmilitary and civilian public affairs operators on information engagement May 5. Panelfrom across the Army met May 4-6 for the discussions brought media experts together2009 Worldwide Public Affairs Symposium. to discuss future trends as well.The goal of the forum was “operationalizing Later, winners of the Army-levelinformational engagement.” community relations awards lined up for a Associated Press President and Chief presentation ceremony with Public AffairsExecutive Officer Tom Curley took to the stage Chief Maj. Gen. Bergner.May 5 to offer his take on the future of media. The Army inducted three public affairs“We have analyzed the trend and trajectory of legends into the Public Affairs Hall of consumers,” he said. “Increasingly, the Congressman Ike Skelton, House Armed Servicesunder 30 crowd is turning to social networks Committee chairman, addressed the banquetfor news and information. We don’t see people Tuesday night to recognize the achievementsgoing back to newspapers.” of the Army’s top communicators. Social networking is the driving force behind Before closing the three-day session, publicmajor changes in modern communications. affairs operators attended break-out sessionsAt its core, the phenomenon means more and on a variety of topics, such as gauging successmore people will gather information from Secretary of the Army Pete Geren speaks to military and civilian public affairs operators in social media engagement.alternative sources, such as Internet sites like from across the Army May 4 during the 2009 Worldwide Public Affairs Symposium in “The annual conference is an opportunityFacebook and Twitter. Arlington, Va. — U.S. Army photo by David McNally for all Army communicators to get direction Social media was a consistent theme from the Office of the Chief of Staff forthroughout the conference. Army Public creating compelling content.” discipline,” Geren said. The secretary said Public Affairs, and to network with otherAffairs Chief Maj. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner Army Secretary Pete Geren also gave developing guidelines that take security professionals,” said attendee Steve Morgan,opened the three-day symposium by social-media focused remarks May 4 followed into consideration is vital. “It’s a matter of a U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan publicencouraging attendees to take advantage by a question and answer session. determining acceptable risk,” he said. affairs specialist. “It was very energizing toof the event. “Strategic communication is vital to The Secretary also presented awards to the see the way ahead.” “Equally important is the opportunity to military success,” he said. “We must recognize Army’s top military and civilian print and Morgan said USAG-Yongsan is fullyexchange information and ideas with your that the means of communication change, broadcast journalists and rising stars. engaged in social networking with a presencefellow professionals on current media trends, literally by the minute, and you can never Later, Army Deputy Chief Information on Twitter, Flickr, Facebook and media and information engagement,” become complacent.” Officer/G-6 Mike Krieger discussed “Instead of always going to the garrison webBergner told his public affairs operators. “Our Secretary Geren said the work Army “managing the polarity between information site for information about what’s happeninggoal is that you come away better prepared public affairs professionals do in this new assurance and information engagement.” in the community, people can integrate theto renew your public affairs efforts on behalf arena is “critically important to the success Krieger said wants to work together with information with their social media,” he said.of the greatest Soldiers, Army Civilians and of our Army.” public affairs officials to help meet the Army “For example, we may send out a ‘tweet’ onFamilies in world.” Questions came from the audience about goal of using social media to communicate. Twitter of a community event reminder, or post Bergner created a Social Media Division the road ahead for social media. Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth that to the garrison Facebook page. If you’re afrom the ground up within the Office of “ We h a v e t r i e d t o o p e n u p t h e O. Preston spoke to the group May 5. He fan, that information will be included with otherthe Chief of Staff for Public Affairs. “The availability of social media, recognizing described his Jan. 29 meeting with President updates about what your friends are doing.”first step was to establish a presence,” that we have some constraints with Barack Obama, and shared his thoughts on Garrison social media websites can behe said. “Our next step is to continue operational security and good order and major Army imperatives. The sergeant major found at Courageous Channel exercise confirms readiness By Pfc. Hwang Joon-hyun USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Yongsan community members participated in the Courageous Channel, a semi-annual noncombatant evacuation operations exercise held May 14-16 in Collier Field House. Courageous Channel is a regularly scheduled exercise, unrelated to any current events.Seoul American Middle School students explore the Joint Noncombatant Evacuation Operations is a set ofSecurity Area of the Demilitarized Zone during an April procedures designed to respond to risks such as war,2008 research trip. — Photo by Rachael Geesa political or civil instability or natural disaster. Each unitSAHS Middle School has a NEO warden responsible for notifying the subjects of evacuation. Community member Lee Kyung-eun and her son receivestudents tour DMZ “This exercise is designed to test the ability of the command to evacuate noncombatants in case of a crisis,” NEO registration assistance from 8th Army support staff. NEO said Maj. Paul Sigler, assistant officer in charge of USAG- exercises are mandatory for all noncombatants stationed inBy Pfc. Hwang Joon-hyun Yongsan Evacuation Control Center. “This includes Korea. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Hwang Joon-hyunUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs everyone who is here and works in USFK, such as military families and contractors.” That is why everyone had to register, he said. “We YONGSAN GARRISON — Seoul American Middle Participation in Courageous Channel is mandatory want to make sure everyone gets out, and nobody getsSchool students encountered Korean War history first for all Department of Defense family members and non- left behind.”hand when visiting the Joint Security Area and the emergency essential DoD employees. However, any U.S. Sigler encouraged participants to contact their NEODemilitarized Zone on a study trip April 30. civilians with base access are encouraged to participate in wardens, whom he called “the key links in the chain,” to A total of 167 students in 7th grade and 10 faculty order to ensure that they and their family are prepared in make the process easier.members toured the JSA, followed by a visit to the Third case of an emergency. “They can have their NEO warden check their packetsTunnel and Dora Observatory. “Since the last exercise, we’ve added stations where prior to coming in,” he said. “This is a great process to find “The idea originally came up in an Army Family NEO wardens can actually track their people,” Sigler said. out if they’re ready, but it can be frustrating to come downAction Program meeting with the Garrison command,” “Now, if we’re missing somebody, the NEO wardens can here and then find out they’re missing things.”said Ann Knudsvig, a SAMS teacher who participated call them up and bring them in. That’s really important Find more information on NEO and Courageous –See DMZ, Page 10– for accountability.” Channel at the 8th U.S. Army NEO website.
  • 9. USAG-Y • PAGE 10 AREA II THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Cancellation Notice The Community Information Forum that was scheduled for May 26 has been cancelled due to the Memorial Day holiday. The next Community Information Forum will be 9 a.m. June 30 at the Army Community Service building, Room 118. A3 Visa and Sofa Stamp Service Stop by ACS, Building S4106, Room 115 2-5 p.m. May 26 or June 2 to make an appointment with Korean Immigration on-site or receive information on how to visit Korean Immigration in person. Service is offered by appointment only. For information, call 738-7505. Newcomer Outreach Drop by the Dragon Hill Lodge “Market Square” and start your tour in USAG- Yongsan on the right foot. ACS representatives will be there 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. May 27 to answer any and all questions on your new community. For information, call 738-7505. Soldiers Focus Group The intent of the focus group is to identify and discuss service support programs on the installation that The Seoul Missionary Cemetery is the final resting place for over 20 Servicemembers, many of whom served in combat. Staff Sgt. Bobbie Gene affect their every day life. Soldiers are needed to participate in a focus Wooten, killed in action in Vietnam in 1969, rests among the tall grass as Memorial Day approaches. — U.S. Army photo by Dan Thompson Remembering Seoul’s group and are encouraged to contact the USAG-Yongsan Customer Service Office. The focus group is 8 a.m. – noon hidden American heroes May 29, building 4106, Room 118. For information, call 738-5288. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month The 65th Medical Brigade is hosting the Area II, 8th U.S. Army, Asian Pacific American The only flower adorning the grave of one World War II and Heritage Month Observance Festival 1-6 p.m. May 30 at Collier Field House, Field No. 12 and the adjacent parking lot. The Korean War veteran’s tombstone is a single yellow dandelion festival will feature cultural tents, foods and entertainment and games for children. For punctuating the green monotony of tall grass ... information, call 737-3110. By Dan Thompson section H are obscured by tall grass. the historical significance of Christian Used Eyeglasses Drive USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs Indeed, the only flower adorning missionaries in Korea than memorializing Boy Scouts of America, Troop 80, is the grave of one World War II and American Soldiers, some of whom collecting used eyeglasses until May YONGSAN GARRISON — A s Korean War veteran’s tombstone is a perished in the Korean War. 31 throughout South and Main Posts Memorial Day approaches, veterans single yellow dandelion punctuating the “The situation offers an opportunity (e.g. Commissary, PX, Hospital, Library, c e m e t e r i e s f ro m Om a h a Be a c h i n green monotony of tall grass like the sharp for American civic organizations and Collier Field, Optic Shops, etc.). Any Normandy, France to Arlington, Va., burst of an occasional car horn in Seoul’s individuals in Seoul to fill the void eyeglasses, including far vision, near will fill with visitors remembering creeping traffic. and care for the graves – especially as vision, reading or sunglasses will be Soldiers who served and sometimes gave So why are they buried there? While Memorial Day approaches,” said U.S. accepted. Eyeglasses will be donated to Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander their lives fighting for freedom. some American Servicemembers appear to developing countries. However, half the globe away from those be buried at the cemetery along with their Col. Dave Hall. Small Pox Study pristine lawns with neatly placed, almost Korean spouses, other tombstones offer Those interested in visiting the Seoul The 65th Medical Brigade in conjunction glimmering marble headstones is a small few clues as to why their remains were not Missionary Cemetery will find the small with Military Vaccinations and the U.S. plot of land near the banks of Seoul’s Han repatriated to the United States. island of solitude full of ornate American Army Medical Research Institute of River. It is the final resting place for many Especially mysterious are the graves of at missionary tombs, some of which show Infectious Diseases are making the Small American Servicemembers. least three Servicemembers who were killed battle scars from the Korean War. Pox vaccination safer and simpler through The Seoul Missionary Cemetery, more in action while serving in Vietnam. One of Other noteworthy eternal guests include research. Volunteers that have not widely known as the Seoul Foreigners those Soldiers, Staff Sgt. Bobbie Wooten, American Civil War veteran Brig. Gen. had a small pox vaccination will receive Charles W. Legendre and Ginchi Paddock. Cemetery, may seem like an unlikely place was assigned to an artillery battery and killed benefits for contributing to the study. For to find graves belonging to American in action June 15, 1969. Several still-born or very young children of information, call 736-3025. veterans of World War II, the Korean Wooten and his comrades’ graves are American families in Seoul also have their Red Cross Summer Youth Program War and Vietnam, yet more than 20 barely distinguishable through the tall grass - final resting place there. It’s summer again and Red Cross is Servicemembers rest in eternal slumber in stark contrast to the flawless resting places Visitors interested in paying their looking for volunteers, ages 12-17, now amidst the low hum of Seoul’s busy traffic at Arlington National Cemetery. respects to the hidden U.S. heroes of through June 17 to help in the exciting and cawing magpies. When asked if Americans in the Yongsan the Seoul Missionary Cemetery may programs planned for this summer. One is left to wonder if the graves have community could do anything to help honor visit Monday through Saturday from 10 Activities include fund raisers, helping been forgotten. the Soldiers of Seoul’s Missionary Cemetery, a.m. to 5 p.m. The cemetery is located at the hospital, training, leadership about 200 meters from the Hapjeong “We try our best to care for all of the Jung says he is open to suggestions. opportunities and more. Volunteer, graves,” says cemetery manager Jung Yong- “We are normally dealing with inquiries subway station (line two). Brown signs change a life. Get an applications packet at the Moyer CAC, second floor. For sub. “Sometimes we get visitors to the about famous American missionaries, but in English lead visitors in towards the information, call DSN 738-3670. American Soldiers’ graves, but mostly people anyone interested may bring flowers or place cemeter y and subway station maps come to see the American missionaries a flag on a grave, if they wish.” clearly indicate its location. buried here.” It a p p e a r s Ju n g c o u l d u s e t h e “Anyone interested in visiting the For a complete list of community While the ornate graves of prominent assistance. The nondenominational cemetery is welcome,” Jung says. information news and notes, visit the 100th Anniversary Memorial Church, For more information, he may be American missionaries command the USAG-Yongsan official web site at small cemetery’s hilltop, the tombstones which gained custody of the site in reached directly by calling 02-332-4155 of American Soldiers mostly resting in 2005, is admittedly more focused on or 011-218-7542.
  • 10. MAY 22, 2009 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 11 Edwin McCain rocks Yongsan By Spc. Jason C. Adolphson USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs “He’s so down to earth YONGSAN GARRISON — Edwin that he brings stardom down to our level.” McCain performed a concert outside Main Post Club May 14 not as a Top 40 star with well-known hits like “I’ll be,” but as a guy having fun on stage with Air Force Maj. Michael Yi his band while bringing entertainment Executive Officer to troops. “I just like getting up there and playing with my friends,” McCain said before the song and played it at funerals, but you the show. “We aren’t needy performers, don’t want to take credit for that; you just so what the crowd gets out of today’s want to be part of that consciousness that performance is entirely up to them.” allows us to be there for somebody.” Hundreds of Yongsan community McCain said he likes to keep things light members clapped, waved their hands and simple. in the air, sang along with his songs “Sometimes it’s better to be funny than and laughed at McCain’s jokes between good,” McCain said. “Last night I had a performances. conversation with a girl who was a medic Top 40 artist Edwin McCain entertains military families during his May 14 visit to Yongsan “This has been absolutely awesome,” in Iraq and she said specifically – ‘Thank Garrison. Best known for his hit single “I’ll be,” McCain has toured bases in the Middle East, Air Force Maj. Michael Yi said after the you for not playing the ‘Prayer to St. Peter’ Europe and Asia. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jason C. Adolphson show. “My wife and I have some of his song, because I don’t think I could have songs at home and the live performance held it together. I was in Iraq for too long like we’re part of something here and the brought his live performance to troops. His sounded better than his CDs.” and I’m just glad I got to come here and band has come to do its part in supporting trips have included parts of Europe, Africa, While some artists use military concerts be happy.’” the troops.” Bahrain, Japan, Korea and more. to enhance their own image, McCain said The musician widely known for his 1998 Following the show, McCain became “After going to places like Germany he wasn’t going to tout his patriotism for hit release “I’ll be” – voted “Best Wedding better acquainted with the audience by where you’re performing for children entertainment purposes. However, he has Song” by more than a million viewers on the sticking around to sign free CDs and posing and spouses dealing with an 85 percent laid down tracks that relate to men and Dr. Phil Show in 2005 – said he has military for photos with community members. deployment rate, my wife and I realize a women in uniform, such as “Take me,” ties in his personal life. “It’s great to actually meet a star because month-long tour is nothing compared to which has military metaphors; and “A prayer “My uncle was a weapons systems a lot do the show and then take off,” Yi said. the year or more troops spend away from to St. Peter,” put together from a prayer operator in Vietnam, my father was in the “He’s more personable and so down to earth their families,” McCain said. written for Soldiers during World War II. Air Force and a very good friend of mine that he brings stardom down to our level. When it comes to entertaining the “The ‘Prayer to St. Peter’ song is a is in the Marine Corps and has done two My wife and I have been fans ever since his troops, McCain says he’s always willing to touchy thing because it’s about Soldiers tours in Fallujah [Iraq],” McCain said. first album.” report for duty. “Strap me down in a Black who have given their lives,” McCain said. “Musically, we perform the same with The Navy MWR-sponsored tour marks Hawk or Humvee and I’ll go anywhere “I’ve received letters from Soldiers about mainstream audiences, but internally, I feel the second consecutive year McCain has they want to take me.”Korean-American exercise focuses on fire safetyBy Sgt. Lee Min-hwi fire services,” TemporadoUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs s a i d . “ K i m’s c o u r a g e o u s action was possible because YONGSAN GARRISON — Fire and hazardous materials of this great partnership.”incidents may strike at any moment, whether on or off post. The two fire departmentsWhen a fire threatens the Yongsan Community, a well- came together again May 13coordinated Korean-American response is vital to saving to conduct a joint exercise inlives and property. the FED Compound based Chief of Seoul’s Jung-bu Fire Station Kim Sung-soo on an AAFES snack bar fireknows how important coordination between Korean and scenario.American firefighters can be. A fire broke out March 11 in “Because FED Compounda four-story building in Seoul threatening the safety of a is located off the main USAG-nearby market and its customers. “It was a small clothing Yongsan installation, we havewarehouse that was stacked full of highly combustible to make sure that fire fightingmaterials. I couldn’t see the sky because of thick black resources arrive there withinsmoke,” Kim said. the required amount of time,” That was only the beginning of Kim’s problems that day. Temporado said. Burning factory debris had breached the adjacent Far East The scenario involved twoDistrict Compound perimeter, a small U.S. Army facility simulated victims caught in thenear Dongdaemoon Market. The fire may have potentially snack bar where artificial smoke Yongsan Garrison firefighters joined forces with their Korean counterparts May 13 in a joint firespread to some U.S. Army facilities. filled the whole building. The fighting exercise. Garrison and city of Seoul joint exercises ensure mutual aid assistance is “They quickly implemented the Mutual Aid Agreement manager of the snack bar made available during emergencies on and off post. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Lee Min-hwiand entered the installation to put out the fire,” said U.S. a simulated emergency call toArmy Garrison-Yongsan Fire Chief Alex Temporado. “They the fire station which triggered the exercise. accessibility in case of fire for quick response,” Kim said.kept the FED Compound safe and did a really great job.” “It was a good chance to actually perform what I learned “This training also familiarized us with streets, facilities and After the incident, Kim received a certificate of in fire safety training,” said Kim Hyung-sik, the manager other conditions within the installation.”appreciation from 8th U.S. Army Commander Lt. of the snack bar. Kim said he would like to conduct joint exercises oftenGen. Joseph F. Fil Jr. for heroic action in extinguishing “All the fire fighting resources and crews started arriving to strengthen the Korean-American partnership.the warehouse fire and preventing damage to U.S. immediately and initiated victim removal, search and fire “The benefits of this training are tremendous,”Government property. suppression,” Temporado added. “They also established a Temporado said. “I cannot think of any other U.S. Army “Under the Mutual Aid Agreement between USAG- command post and communicated with our crews through bases that have such a partnership.”Yongsan and Seoul Metropolitan Fire and Disaster a mutual aid radio channel. We met all of our objectives Temporado conducts ongoing fire safety campaigns inDepartment, both fire departments can support each and it was very successful.” Yongsan Garrison. He encourages anyone interested in fireother in the event of a major fire or emergency requiring “One of the main objectives was to improve installation safety training to call him at 738-5200.
  • 11. USAG-Y • PAGE 12 AREA II THE MORNING CALM Memorial Day WeekendM emorial Day weekend, May 23- in unauthorized areas, do not dive into 26, will be a busy and enjoyable unknown bodies of water, and do not rush time for those of us at U.S. Army into cold water. These are all dangerous actsGarrison-Yongsan. We have a lot of events that can result in serious injury or drowning.planned to make this a great holiday. Use the buddy system. We’re expecting a lot of visitors to the Boating Safety: Many of our Soldiers,community starting May 22 as USAG- civilian employees, and their families willYongsan hosts the 19th Annual Pacific-wide be enjoying the holiday on leave. WhileMen’s and Women’s Softball Tournament. there, and participating in boating activities,We’ll have about 600 players from across the ensure that you are familiar with the areaPacific playing softball 24-hours a day through and the watercraft that you are operating,May 25 at the Lombardo Field Softball and wear a life preserver when operatingComplex. Come out and enjoy the games! any type of watercraft. Be courteous and The USAG-Yongsan Memorial Day Block respectful of the rights of others on the waterParty will be Saturday, May 23, from noon and on the 6:30 p.m. at the Main Post Club parking Vehicle Safety: Do not drive afterlot. Look for all kinds of family fun, games, becoming fatigued. Remember to limit yourprizes and even a flea market. We’ll also have time behind the wheel and take adequatesome great musical performances. rest periods. Obey traffic speed limits both You can also put your running shoes on on-and off-post. Use seat belts and approved No endorsement impliedand enter our Memorial Day Fun Run 9:30 child safety seats for children under the agea.m. May 25, at Collier Field House. of four. Drive defensively and be alert for In our enthusiasm, we need to remember the unexpected on Korean roadways. Ifthat the festivities, travel and recreation activities you drive, do not drink. If you drink, dothat we engage in can lead to accidents, if we not to exercise good judgment. Remember, accidents do not take a To make this a safe holiday for the holiday. Join me in having a happy andentire command, be aware of these timely safe Memorial Day weekend, as we honorsafety concerns: the ultimate sacrifice made by those in the Water Safety: Do not swim alone or defense of nation. DMZ from Page 9in the trip. “There was feedback which came all, they thought all this time the Koreanthrough the Garrison that, at some point in War was over.”a child’s life here in Yongsan, they should go The trip was designed to help the studentsup to the DMZ on a study trip.” understand U.S. Forces Korea’s mission and Prior to the study trip, students completed the fact that Korea is still a war zone.a preparatory assignment where they answered “Our intention was that kids would15 questions about the DMZ and the Korean get an appreciation for what the SoldiersWar based on their own research. do, as well as all the people who work for “It was fun to research, and I found a the United Nations,” she said. “Why arelot of cool stuff about it,” said Chalion we here? Why do we sacrifice so much allBelchie, a student in the 7th grade who the time, sometimes be separated from ourhas not been to the DMZ before. “It was families? What is the purpose of all that?”nice to know the facts before the trip. I Knudsvig said she hoped the studentslearned more.” learned why their parents were here. “It’s all The Joint Security Area, established in in support of trying to keep the peace so that1953, is used as a meeting place for diplomatic the fighting doesn’t begin again,” she said.engagements by the two Koreas. It has been Michael Larsen, another student in 7ththe site of more than 750 violent acts since grade, said it was a special reminder to himits establishment. The Military Armistice that the war is not over yet.Commission conference room stands on the “I think it’s sad because we’re right next toborder where the armistice to bring a cease- each other but still at war,” he said. “The factfire in the Korean War was signed. that there were guards standing there watching The Third Tunnel, discovered in 1978, is over us was a creepy reminder to me.”one of three tunnels dug by North Korea to USO offers tours to the DMZ. Forgain access to South Korean territory. more information, call 724-7781, or “I think a lot of kids had a misconception visit the USO website at http://affiliates.about the DMZ,” Knudsvig said. “First of
  • 12. MAY 22, 2009 NEWS IMCOM-K • PAGE 13 ceremonyrecognizes 35 students Master of Arts in Education: Isabelle Dominique Ross Jennifer J. Elder And they’re off! Thirty-five students participated in Brenda Liz Flemingthe University of Phoenix Asia/Pacific Kathleen McCoycommencement ceremony held at the Joseohine C. PancieraDragon Hill Lodge on Yongsan Garrison, Jeffrey Allen RyalsMay 16. Brian D. Thompson Command Sergeant Major Ralph J. Master of Business Administration:Rusch, the United States Army Garrison-Yongsan Command Sergeant Major was Lindsey Amber Chenthe keynote speaker for the graduation Celestine Marie Stella Clarkceremony. Shaun Dryden The commencement ceremony was the Laurie Ma’amu Fruean Marta Hiraldosecond of four ceremonies the University Lisa Janeen Hogueof Phoenix holds each year in the Asia/ John S. KimPacific region. The first ceremony was held Kenneth KitaharaMay 9 on Guam, the third will be May 23 Chungnam Y. Luciaat Yokota Air Base in mainland Japan and James Edward Maddox, Jr. Mee Young Parkthe final ceremony will be May 30 at Camp Sandra M. PeckinsButler on Okinawa, Japan. Margaret Peterson According to UOPX-Asia/Pacific, over Eden Shin125 candidates will be participating in Craig M. Smiththe commencement ceremonies this year. Daisy A. Watson Wendellar JohnsonGraduation ceremonies are held annuallyand are open to all Axia and University of Master of Information Systems: The Korea District Cub Scout Pine Wood Derby Race 2009 was held on Yongsan Garrison.Phoenix students who attend on-line and Daniel Jones from Deagu Pack 81 took top honors with his car dubbed “The Killer Crab” andon-ground. Kevin Walter King Jackson Hill from Humphreys Pack 203 took 2nd place in the overall championship and 2nd The following is a list of the 2009 place for the Challenge Race. View more photos at — U.S. Army Master of Management: photo by Edward N. Johnsoncandidates for graduation from Universityof Phoenix in Korea: Desiree S. Dirige Terri Catherine HooverAssociate of Arts: Anna Pantano-Cotman Zumba Fitness 5:30-6:30 p.m.Yeon W. Gawarecki Master of Science in Psychology: Tuesdays and Thursdays at Trent GymBachelor of Science: Kristine Marie Benson (by the PX) upstairs Shelton CoonfieldCassandra L. Kaehn Doctor of Management in Organizational Fitness InstructorWollenczy Gentillon Leadership: Phone 010-2041-7546Shontel Lavt Wright E-mail fiercefit@hotmail.comMargo Michell Riddle-Davis Carolann Kotlowski No Endorsement Implied No Endorsement Implied
  • 13. IMCOM-K • PAGE 14 NEWS THE MORNING CALMWhat exactly do those blood 1st grade students recognizepressure numbers mean? National Nurses WeekBy Marianne Campano kidney disease, and blindness. Angela Bean65th Medical Brigade High blood pressure is very Sally Yoshida Homeroom Parent common. About 65 million American May is National High Blood adults — nearly one third have high Mention the word “hospital” to children,Pressure Education Month, and blood pressure. It is more common and instantly they think of shots! For twoa perfect time to understand the in African Americans, who may get 1st grade classes from Seoul Americanmeaning behind blood pressure it earlier in life and more often than Elementary, a visit to the Brian Allgoodnumbers, risk factors for high whites. Many Americans tend to Memorial Hospital during National Nursesblood pressure and lifestyle develop high blood pressure as they Week, May 6-12, turned out to be anchanges that can help prevent and control get older, but this is not a part of healthy exciting, hands-on learning experience.blood pressure. aging. Hospital Commander, Col. Ron Smith, Blood pressure is the force of blood Other risk factors for hypertension are: along with many staff members greetedagainst the walls of arteries. Blood pressure being overweight, having a family history of students on arrival. Students eagerlyis recorded as two numbers—the systolic high blood pressure, and prehypertension presented handmade “Thank You 4 Nurses”pressure (as the heart beats) over the diastolic (120–139/ 80–89 mmHg. and “Get Well” cards to honor nurses,pressure (as the heart relaxes between The good news is that you can prevent medical professionals, and patients in thebeats). and control high blood pressure by taking community. Normal blood pressure is less than 120 action. These include increasing physical Students learned quickly that this tourmmHg systolic and less than 80 mmHg activity (walking 30 minutes per day can would not be a routine hospital visit. Theydiastolic, expressed as 120 over 80 (120/80). help), losing weight if overweight (losing got a backstage look at how nurses serveA blood pressure of 140/90 mmHg or 10 lbs can help), following a healthy eating health care needs by touring differenthigher is considered high, and when it stays plan, that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and departments, to include: physical therapy,elevated over time it is called high blood low-fat dairy foods, choosing and preparing casting room, emergency room, radiology,pressure or hypertension. If your blood foods with less salt and sodium, and if and surgery. Students actively participatedpressure is between 120/80 and 139/89 then you drink alcoholic beverages, drinking in by doing real physical therapy movements,you have prehypertension. This means that moderation. watching a hand cast get put on and cut off, Christopher Miles practices physical therapyyou don’t have high blood pressure now, but If lifestyle changes alone are not effective listening for a heartbeat, seeing the inside of on the new Wii ski course. Fellow classmatesyou are likely to develop it. in keeping your blood pressure controlled, an ambulance, to donning surgical scrubs watch and wait their turn. View photos from this High blood pressure is dangerous because there are many blood pressure medications and examining the inside of an operating event online at makes the heart work too hard and to help you. room. Sally Yoshida, 1st grade teacher — Photo courtesy of Angela Beancontributes to hardening of the arteries. It For more information, contact Force commented, “This is a great way for the kidsis a major risk factor for heart disease and Health Protection and Preventive Medicine, to learn and to see what nurses really do at Week begins on May 6 for National “RN”the most important risk factor for stroke. Army Public Health Nursing, Area I: 730- the hospital.” Recognition Day and ends on May 12,High blood pressure also can result in other 6796; Area II: 736-6693; Area III: 753- This year’s theme is “Nurses: Building the birth date of Florence Nightingale, theconditions, such as congestive heart failure, 8355; Area IV: 764-4819. a Healthy America.” National Nurses founder of modern nursing. May 22 - 28 LOCATION Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Star Trek Race to Witch Mountain Last House on the Left CASEY (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. Star Trek Madea Goes to Jail No Show Star Trek No Show Duplicity I Love You Man (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. 730-7354 (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (R) 6:30 p.m. Race to Witch Mountain HENRY X-Men Origins (PG) 1 p.m. Race to Witch Mountain I Love You Man (PG13) 7 p.m. X-Men Origins (PG) 3 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. No Show No Show No Show 768-7724 (PG13) 7 p.m. HUMPHREYS Star Trek Star Trek Star Trek Race to Witch Mountain Race to Witch Mountain I Love You Man I Love You Man (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (PG) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (PG) 9 p.m. (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m. 753-7716 HOVEY Madea Goes to Jail I Love You Man Star Trek Madea Goes to Jail Angels and Demons (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. No Show (PG13) 7 p.m. No Show (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. 730-5412 KUNSAN Watchmen Duplicity Duplicity (R) 6 / 8:30 p.m. (R) 6 / 8:30 p.m. (R) 6 / 8:30 p.m. No Show No Show No Show I Love You Man 782-4987 (R) 6 p.m. Angels and Demons Angels and Demons Angels and Demons Angels and Demons Angels and Demons 17 Again OSAN Angels and Demons (PG13) 3:30 / 7 / 9:30 p.m. (PG13) (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 / 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 3 / 6 p.m. 784-4930 Coraline (PG) 1 p.m. 1 / 3:30 / 6 / 8:30 p.m. X-Men Origins RED CLOUD (PG13) 7 p.m. I Love You Man Race to Witch Mountain Coraline Duplicity Star Trek Last House on the Left (R) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. No Show (PG13) 7 p.m. 732-6620 (R) 9 p.m. Angels and Demons STANLEY (PG13) 7 p.m. X-Men Origins X-Men Origins Watchmen Angels and Demons Watchmen (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. No Show (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Confessions of a Shopaholic 732-5565 (PG13) 9 p.m. Angels and Demons Angels and Demons Angels and Demons Race to Witch Mountain Last House on the Left I Love You Man I Love You Man YONGSAN (PG13) 5:30 / 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 2 / 5 / 8 p.m. (PG13) 2 / 5 / 8 p.m. (PG) 4 / 7 p.m. (R) 4 / 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Bolt Coraline Coraline Duplicity Duplicity Last House on the Left Last House on the Left 738-7389 (PG) 6 p.m. (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 3 / 6 p.m. (PG13) 3 / 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.
  • 14. MAY 22, 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 Village Chapel 1100 Suwon Air Base Chapel 1030 Camp Walker Sunday 1030 West Casey Chapel 1100 Camp Eagle Chapel Church of Christ 1700 Camp Walker Sunday 1100 Warrior Chapel Liturgical Sunday 0800 Memorial 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 Traditional Sunday 1100 South Post Chapel KATUSA Contemporary Gospel 1100 Memorial Chapel, Casey Gospel Sunday 1230 South Post Chapel Tuesday 1900 Super Gym Friday 1900 Camp Walker Sunday 1100 Casey Memorial Chapel Mision Pentecostal Hispana Korean Korean 1100 Camp Stanley Chapel Sunday 1430 South Post Chapel Wednesday 1930 Super Gym Tuesday 1900 Camp Carroll Korean Sunday 0910 Hannam Village Chapel Wednesday 1830 Camp Walker Stanley Chapel Catholic Services COGIC United Pentecostal Catholic Services Mass Sunday 1230 CRC Warrior Chapel Sunday 1330 Memorial Chapel Mass Daily 1145 Annex 2 Chapel KATUSA Sunday 0900 Camp Walker Sunday 0930 Super Gym Sunday 1930 CRC Warrior Chapel KATUSA Tuesday 1830 Memorial Chapel 1130 Camp Carroll 1700 Camp Eagle Chapel Sunday 1300 Jackson Auditorium Saturday 1700 Camp Walker 1700 Suwon Air Base Chapel Tuesday 1900 Camp Stanley Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist Tuesday 1840 Casey Stone Chapel Jewish Saturday 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital Jewish Worship Service Tuesday 1800 Camp Castle Chapel Every 2nd Friday 1830 Annex 2 Chapel Every Friday at 1900 - Camp Walker Chapel, Classroom #1 Tuesday 1830 Casey Memorial Chapel Early Morning Service Tuesday 1830 Camp Hovey Chapel For information, contact Corey Ringer at, or (Korean) Mon-Sat 0510 South Post Chapel Thursday 1830 West Casey Chapel call 753-3909 Episcopal Sunday 1000 Memorial Chapel Catholic Services/Mass Sunday 1130 Camp Stanley Chapel Catholic Services Sunday 0900 CRC Warrior Chapel The Command Chaplain’s Office is here to perform, provide, or coordinate total religious support to the Sunday 1215 West Casey Chapel Catholic Mass Saturday 1700 Memorial Chapel Sunday 0930 Camp Hovey Chapel Sunday 0800 South Post Chapel United Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Eighth U.S. Army Servicemembers, their families and Sunday 1130 Memorial Chapel authorized civilians across the full spectrum of operations from armistice to war. Later Day Saints Mon/Thur/Fri 1205 Memorial Chapel Sunday 1400 West Casey Chapel Tues/Wed 1205 Brian Allgood Hospital 1st Sat. 0900 Memorial Chapel Visit the U.S. Forces Korea Religious Support site at: Jewish Friday 1830 West Casey Chapel Jewish for helpful links and information. 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
  • 15. IMCOM-K • PAGE 16 FEATURE THE MORNING CALMWorld Ceramic Biennale opens with earth and fireA Korean traditional sword dance group were the first to greet spectators to the 2009 World Ceramic Biennale Korea held in Icheon’s World Ceramic Center. This group gave a traditional sworddance to open the festivities. Staff from USAG-Red Cloud attended the ceremony at the invitation of the Governor of Gyeonggi Province. — U.S. Army photo by Jim CunninghamBy Jim CunninghamUSAG-RC Public Affairs ICHEON, South Korea — The2009 World Ceramic Biennale Koreaopened with much pomp and circumstancehere featuring top acts in Korean moderndance and music. USAG-RC directors andstaff attend the opening at the invitationof the Gyeonggi Province governor. Theoccasion was to open the show of world classceramic art selected from around the worldand displayed in the Gyeonggi ProvinceWorld Ceramic Center. Fireworks put thebang in the ending of the opening ceremonywhich was heralded with a speech fromJanet Mansfield, International Academy of USAG-Red Cloud directors, staff and their Family members witness the grand opening of theCeramics president. 2009 World Ceramic Biennale, which included top performers in modern dance, mime, and tra- “We know much about the world ditional Korean dance and music at the invitation of Gyeonggi Province governor. View photosthrough the ceramic art left us by our from this event at — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunninghamancient ancestors,” Mansfield said. “Andnow we salute and commemorate the artof our contemporaries as we begin a newcelebration of art though earth and fire.” Many local politicians gave similarspeeches before the doors were opened tothe public. The World Ceramic Biennale Korea isnot only a celebration of high ceramic art,but also a competition, drawing more than1,700 of the world’s leading sculptors in clayto provide their best samples. “This competition projects the currents ofworld contemporary ceramic art,” Mansfieldsaid. “It will allow you to see the latest trendsin ceramics, both as art and functional art, This sculpture by a prominent French artistand witness progressive experiments of the was given display with other French artist ex-ceramic avant-garde.” hibited in the World Ceramic Center in Icheon Artists were selected by a preliminary during the 2009 World Cermanic Biennale This art in clay was awarded the Gold Prize byjudging of 3,196 works by 1,726 artists Korea. More than 170 works were chosen the Biennale jury for 2009. It is titled Remem-from 70 countries. Of those selected, only among 1,700 works from artists around the brance. The artist is Seo Byungho of Korea.179 works were exhibited. Artist winning world. USAG-RC directors and staff attended This piece was given exhibit area in the World This Korean traditional drummer performedprizes totaled more than 25 in the final the ceremony and showing at the invitation of Ceramic Center in Icheon for the 2009 World for the grand opening of the 2009 World Ce-screening. the Gyeonggi Province governor. Additional Ceramic Biennale Korea opening. USAG-RC ramic Biennale Korea. USAG-Red Cloud di- “The works presented here are the photos from this event are available online directors and staff were invited to attend by rectors and staff were invited to attend by theproducts of varied cultures of countries all at — U.S. Army the governor of Gyeonggi Province. — U.S. governor of Gyeonggi Province. — U.S. Armyover the world,” Mansfield said. photo by Jim Cunningham Army photo by Jim Cunningham photo by Jim Cunningham
  • 16. IMCOM-K • PAGE 18 NEWS THE MORNING CALMManchus lead NEO exercise at HumphreysBy Ken Hall NEO Kit and gave me a checklist of thingsUSAG-Humphreys Public Affairs that I needed to get. As I moved on to the other stations, I was very happy with the HUMPHREYS GARRISON — The service and information available. If I hadlatest version of Courageous Channel, a semi- a question everyone seemed to be able toannual noncombatant evacuation operations answer it or could tell me how to find thetraining exercise, drew Humphreys Garrison information at another station.”personnel through a scaled- down version of Among NEO stations in this eventan actual evacuation center at the Old Post were: Family Force Protection, Gas MaskGym here, May 14-16. Training, Army Community Services, Red Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Cross and Legal.Regiment (Manchus), setup and ran the Participation in Courageous Channelexercise. is not mandatory but is highly encouraged “The training value of last week was for all Family members of service members,outstanding,” said Lt. Col. Milford Beagle, Department of Defense Civilians and non-commander, 2-9 Infantry Regiment. “We emergency essential DoD Civilians.had almost double the throughput of As the exercise wrapped up Beagle offeredparticipants than we originally projected. his thoughts on it.In some cases this was good because we “I received feedback that this exercisewere able to train and rehearse a larger Pfc. Damon Magnus, 2nd Bn., 9th Infantry Reg., demonstrates how to wear a family force was a much better exercise than those inportion of the local Humphreys Garrison protection gas mask during NEO training here May 15. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall the past,” said Beagle. “We received a 96community. Army spouse Joni Ramsey. “All the personnel and the elderly,” said Beagle. “The use percent excellent or satisfactory rating on all Beagle said the process also included were very professional and the process was of NEO Wardens as the first station for of the exit surveys, based on encounters withparticipants who may have not been quick and we received new information participants to visit was a unique aspect of personnel that had been through severalregistered as non-combatant evacuees. that we had not received at previous NEO the Humphreys Emergency Control Center NEO exercises. “Either way, I consider it good because training exercises.” that helped tremendously.” “The key to this success was our greatwe reached so many non-combatant After an overview of weight requirements Beagle said that having a friendly and working relationship with J. Michaelevacuees in Area III,” he said. of NEO bags at the luggage station, NEO familiar face from the unit at the first Lineberger, Director of Plans, Training, The Manchus set up four initial briefing participants checked in with their NEO station makes a tremendous difference and Mobilization and Security, Mark Cox,stations in tents where participants would Warden. The NEO Wardens are responsible facilitates processing. Chief, Plans and Operations, and Dougcheck in and receive an overview of the for ensuring the Soldiers, Civilians and Army spouse Sarah Dobson had never Fraser, Plans and Operations,” he said. “WeNEO process from noncommissioned Family members assigned to them have a attended NEO training and went through began coordinating and conducting reconsofficers assigned to the NEO unit. complete NEO Kit. For more information the process solo as her children were in as early as Jan 09. This paid huge dividends After the two-minute brief, participants about NEO Kits, visit humphreys.korea. school and her husband was away on a towards cooperation, mutual understandingvisited a pet station that would be manned training mission. and team building.”by a veterinarian in an actual NEO. Here, NEO training enables wardens face-to- “This was my first time in NEO and In the event of war, political or civilthe veterinary team would secure pets face opportunity to review their assignees I attended by myself,” said Dobson. “I instability or natural disaster the U.S.weighing more than 25 pounds in pet NEO Kits for completeness and also test- was very impressed with the security and Embassy leads the NEO with assistance fromcarriers. Pet owners would provide a ten- run new ideas. professionalism as I went through the the Department of Defense. Noncombatantday supply of food and water to accompany “One of the best practices we discovered first tent which was a briefing of what was U.S. citizens and permanent residents of thethe pets. was the use of VIP processing; this made expected as you went through the different U.S. are evacuated to a designated safe haven “I was really impressed with the process processing easier for expectant mothers, stations. At my warden’s station, a sergeant or repatriation site.and everyone there was really nice,” said key leaders, mission essential personnel was able to tell me what I was missing in myDietary supplements are no substitute for exercise and proper nutritionCommentary by Ken Hall health problems range from jaundice and me – and you – be concerned if we have removed,” said Meyers.USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs elevated liver enzymes – an indicator of not exhibited any of the symptoms the What if we have experienced any of the potential liver injury – to liver damage FDA cites? symptoms during use of the Hydroxycut HUMPHREYS Garrison — requiring liver transplants. There has According to Lt. Col. Bart J. Meyers, product line – where can we go to getPeople interested in losing weight resort been one death due to liver failure. Other USAG-Humphreys Health Clinic officer tested for what may be damage to the liverto any number of methods to strip off health problems reported to FDA include: in charge, use of Hydroxycut products has or other internal organs?unwanted pounds: exercise, diet, surgery, seizures, cardiovascular disorders and the potential to add to other types of liver “If a person has been on Hydroxycutand often, dietary supplements. rhabdomyolysis, a type of muscle damage damage users may not be aware of. for an extended period of time or used One of the more popular supplements for that can lead to other serious health “Alcohol in excessive amounts over Hydroxycut in combination with alcoholthe last several years has been Hydroxycut problems such as kidney failure. prolonged periods of time can cause they should make an appointment to beHardcore diet capsules, manufactured by The FDA said that liver injury, although permanent liver damage,” said Meyers. evaluated,” said Capt. Michelle Ambersley,Iovate Health Sciences, Inc. of Oakville, rare, was reported by patients at the doses “Tylenol used excessively can damage the Humphreys Medical Clinic Public HealthOntario, Canada and distributed through of Hydroxycut recommended on the bottle liver. Anabolic steroids are well-known to nurse. “Keep in mind the Soldiers andIovate Health Sciences U.S.A., Inc., of (six per day). Symptoms of liver injury cause liver damage over prolonged periods Family members assigned to 2 CAB mustBlasdell, NY. include jaundice (yellowing of the skin or of time. Bodybuilders taking Hydroxycut contact their unit medic for an appointment. Hydroxycut Hardcore diet capsules have whites of the eyes) and brown urine. Other products and anabolic steroids could Everyone else can call 737-CARE for anhelped millions lose weight and reshape symptoms include nausea, vomiting, light- exacerbate the damage.” appointment at the HMC.”their bodies. I know, I was one of those who colored stools, excessive fatigue, weakness, Meyers said that use of multiple Army and Air Force Exchange Serviceused Hydroxycut. It helped me to shed 40 stomach or abdominal pain, itching and substances that can cause minor liver cell carried Hydroxycut products and reactedpounds of unwanted weight over the last loss of appetite. damage when combined could enhance quickly to FDA’s warning. “We removedfive months. That’s the good news. In response to these concerns, Iovate liver damage. all Hydroxycut products from our shelves Now for the bad news. agreed to recall Hydroxycut products from “Many prescription medications can beginning May 1,” said Rick Fair, USAG- On May 1 the U.S. Food and Drug the market. cause elevated liver enzymes to include the Humphreys AAFES General Manager.Administration issued a warning to In spite of my weight loss success during drugs used to lower cholesterol,” he said. For those times we’ve bought and triedconsumers to stop using Hydroxycut 2009 this is really bad news: even though “If you are not exhibiting any of the dietary products like Hydroxycut – itproducts immediately, according to the I’ve consumed four capsules per day, two signs the FDA has listed (which are late or might be a good time to get back to basics:FDA web site, fewer than the recommended dosage of six, advanced signs) it does not mean your liver eat healthier, knock out more exercise and The FDA said it has received 23 reports I still knocked down 415 of these little fat is not sustaining some damage. The good toss out any notion that hyped-up, magicof serious health problems associated burning liquid capsules since Jan. 1. thing about the liver is a majority of the diet pills will solve problems we may havewith use of Hydroxycut products. These Should Hydroxycut product users like time it regenerates itself once the insult is due to our own poor lifestyle choices.
  • 17. MAY 22, 2009 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 21 III Soldiers participate in NCO Induction Ceremony newly-promoted Soldiers joining the ranks of the professional noncommissioned officer corps and emphasizes and builds on the pride NCO’s share as members of an elite corps. The ceremony also serves as a way to honor the memory of men and women of the NCO Corps who have served with pride and distinction. “The NCO Induction ceremony is important because it reinforces how important it is for NCOs to be recognized during the Year of the NCO,” said Sgt. Jillian Waddy, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 194th CSSB. “I had never seen a ceremony like this before and being in it was very powerful.” Her husband, Sgt. Kory Waddy, 348th Quartermaster Company also participated in the ceremony. “It was good to see this ceremony done on such a large scale and the professionalism of everyone who participated,” said Kory. “Our Command Sergeants Major and our senior noncommissioned officers planned and executed a great ceremony. It’s important to have these ceremonies not just during the year of the NCO but all the time. New Soldiers should attend these events to aspire to become NCOs and motivate them to live the Creed of the NoncommissionedSoldiers from throughout Area III listen while Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Goldsmith, 70th Brigade Support Battalion, reflects on what it was like for Officer and to the high standard the corpshim to prepare for his first promotion board to sergeant. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kelly Lowery will demand of them.By Ken Hall three Soldiers who are members of the how important it is to showcase the Kory said the event was even more specialUSAG-Humphreys Public Affairs Audie Murphy Club and the Creed of the transition from junior enlisted Soldier to because he could enjoy it with his wife and Noncommissioned Officer recited by all. the NCO corps.” fellow NCO. HUMPHREYS GARRISON — “Today “I thought it was a great rite of passage,” According to the publication “The “Some of the things you experience asis an awesome day to be a Soldier in the Year said Sgt. Jordan Hawkins, A Company, Army’s NCO Induction Ceremony: An Soldiers are better simply because you haveof the noncommissioned officer.” 527th Military Intelligence Battalion. “For unofficial guide,” by Sgt. Maj. Daniel Elder, the one person in your life you love most This was the message Command Sgt. me, the induction ceremony symbolized the induction ceremony is a celebration of right there next to you.”Maj. Nichelle S. Fails, 194th CombatSustainment Support Battalion gave to 45newly-promoted sergeants during an AreaIII NCO Induction Ceremony at the PostTheater here, May 14. Humphreys opens new fire station at MP Hill About 200 Soldiers attended the event,which began with a saxophone jazz musicperformance by Pvt. Jessica Waters, 520thMaintenance Co., 194th CSSB. After thetheater doors were closed, Sgt. 1st ClassWilliam Rimka, 46th TransportationCompany, 194th CSSB played a saxophonerendition of the Star Spangled Banner. The ceremony’s guest speaker, CommandSgt. Maj. Paul Goldsmith, 70th BrigadeSupport Battalion said NCOs bringsomething to the fight every day that allSoldiers on and off the battlefield are awareof: outstanding leadership. “The Year of the NoncommissionedOfficer showcases our past and futureaccomplishments, but also highlights ourdaily mission,” he said. Goldsmith talked about his experienceas a junior enlisted Soldier more than 20years ago and how his first squad leaderguided him to pass his promotion boardto sergeant. “That experience affected how I’veinteracted with Soldiers along the way and,first and foremost, we are Soldiers as well asleaders,” he said. “We are noncommissionedofficers and we must lead by example.” A new fire station at MP Hill opened Monday, May 18. The facility, which was developed through U.S. Army Contracting Command Korea A l o n g w i t h s a xo p h o n e m u s i c a l took four months to complete and came in at a cost of $692,000. “The construction was a success and was finished on-time,” said Anthonyperformances, the ceremony also featured Marra, Chief, Fire and Emergency Services. Two full-time Korean firefighters will live in the building year-round, providing 24-7 responsea reciting of the Soldier’s Request by three capability to respond to fires but specifically for buildings five floors or higher, up to eight floors, which benefits the entire installation, heSoldiers equipped in full combat uniform said. Along with a live-in dormitory, the station crew has a workout room. A new 100’ tower ladder truck and state-of-the-art HazMat truckissue, the Charge of the NCO, led by provide the new Fire Station’s service capabilities. The cost for both trucks is about $2 million. — U.S. Army photo by Ken HallFails, Rites of Passage candle lighting by
  • 18. USAG-H • PAGE 22 AREA III THE MORNING CALM News & Notes AFTB: Changing Lives, One Class at a Time HAS Honor Choir Performance certified instructors ready to give back to The Humphreys American School Honor Choir the community. presents “Rock and Roll Forever” at the HAS As the population at Humphreys grows, cafeteria, 6 p.m., May 22. Contact Ms. Shoff at the AFTB program is looking for ways to 010-2343-4744 for more information. meet the needs of the community. “We plan to offer bilingual classes to Air Conditioning Policy The Directorate of Public Works will turn on Korean family members in the near future,” the USAG-Humphreys Air Conditioning system says Master Trainer Won Sil-oh. when four of five consecutive days have an Also on the calendar are concept blocks effective temperature of 85 F or higher, in for parents, FRG members and community accordance with Eighth U.S. Army Regulation leaders. 700-1. If your facility has an exception to the “AFTB is designed to offer valuable policy to have the system turned on earlier, send information for everyone in terms of your memorandum with justification through the where they might be in their military life DPW to the Installation Commander. – just starting out or with many years in Asian Pacific American Heritage Month service,” said Army Community Service The Area III Equal Opportunity Office and USO director, Suzanne James. “I love that present the Asian Pacific American Heritage through the group discussions that all the Month Festival to be held at Transformation classes offer, we learn so much from our Park, 5-8 p.m., May 29. Bring your entire classmates’ experiences – it’s real life and company, section and family to this wonderful very meaningful.” free event. There will be food, face painting, Suzanne Pitchford, took Levels I, II prizes, and live music for everyone to enjoy. and III and decided she wanted to be an For more information, call 753-8078. instructor. Five students graduated from the Army Family Team Building Instructor Training on May 13. (From “AFTB was a life-line when I first got Community Yard Sale left to right) David Hartsfield, Master Trainer, Kristen Proffitt, Suzanne Pitchford, Joni Ramsey, to Korea. I was new to the military way of Your trash may be another person’s treasure, so gather all those items that you would like Volunteer Program Manager, Amber Lynn, Dawn Jones, Patrizia Trammell and Suzanne James, thinking and it gave me confidence in some to sell for the Community Yard Sale 10 a.m.-2 ACS Director. — U.S. Army photo courtesy of Joni Ramsey of the day-to-day jargon. I got to know p.m., May 30 at the Commissary parking lot. By Joni Ramsey three levels. Level I, often considered Army other spouses and hear their experiences. I Pay $5 per spot and a table if you have PCS USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs 101, is geared toward people who are new will continue to take AFTB classes because orders (60-day window). For more information to the Army. Level II consists of personal I learn something new each time I attend,” contact Natalie Boutte at 753-3013. H U M P H R EY S G A R R I S O N — development classes that can be applied she said. Anyone affiliated with the Army, whether to Army and civilian life; Level III trains So who should take these classes? Road Closure Perimeter Road from T-997 through Bldg. a Soldier, Family Member, Civilian or students to be effective leaders. “Everybody,” says new instructor, Kristen S1280 will be closed 7 a.m.-5 p.m., May 23-24 government contractor, could tell you that Last week, the Humphreys AFTB Proffitt. “Even my husband, who is a Soldier, for removal work on existing asphalt pavement. life in the military is nowhere near a normal program held its first evening class; an could benefit from these courses.” Alternate routes for traffic detours with signage life. Aside from the constant changes in duty Instructor Training course from which five AFTB will offer two Level I trainings will be posted. Alternate parking areas have station, the military has its own set of norms students graduated. The students learned next month: June 2 and 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. also been identified. For more information and customs. It has its own rules. It even has how to plan, teach and manage AFTB and Saturday, June 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. contact Mr. Birgado at 753-6910. its own language. modules and concluded the course by You can also attend Spouse Boot Camp on It is for these reasons that the volunteer- presenting a portion of a class for evaluation. June 19, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or Level II Homeschooling Family Get Together led organization, Army Family Team On graduation night, USAG-Humphreys training on June 30 and July 1, 9 Homeschooling families are invited to a get together 6 p.m., June 8 at the barbeque gazebo Building, is a mainstay at Army installations AFTB welcomed Dawn Jones, Amber 2:30 p.m. To register, please contact ACS in Family Housing. Bring your family and some throughout the world. Lynn, Suzanne Pitchford, Kristen Proffitt, at 753-8401 or e-mail Joni Ramsey at joni. food to celebrate the end of the school year. For AFTB is a set of classes divided into and Patrizia Trammell to the family of more information contact Elisabeth Townley at 010-3144-0352 or elisabethtownley@yahoo. com. This event is sponsored by the USAG- Humphreys Chapel. Summer Safety in Humphreys Community is everyone’s responsibility By Lori Yerdon Humphreys Construction Update USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs As Humphreys Garrison grows during the next several years construction projects will cause interruptions of electrical and water H U M P H R EY S G A R R I S O N — service as well as detours and delays on our Memorial Day through Labor Day marks roads. We ask your patience as we transform the critical days when accidents and mishaps our post into the Installation of Choice on the pose a greater risk to Soldiers and their Korean Peninsula. We will provide weekly Families and the USAG-Humphreys updates and construction news to keep the installation safety office wants to remind community informed. community members to have fun this • Freedom Road water line replacement summer – safely. is continuing. Please watch for construction “Our spring and summer safety program equipment in roadways and signal man directing traffic. encompasses a wide range of topics with • The Freedom Road walking and bike emphasis on heat injury prevention in the path is being replaced. This work will take Republic of Korea,” said Myung Chae, approximately 90 days. safety and occupational health specialist for • Pavement resurfacing and relocation of USAG-Humphreys. “We want to make sure accidents, one Soldier was killed while The Humphreys’ installation safety office end lights and airfield fire hydrant systems are community members have the tools they operating an ATV in a state park and one remains dedicated in its commitment to all under way. Estimated date of completion is need to have a fun and safe summer.” Soldier was killed while attempting to rescue provide information and tools to Soldiers, May 28. According to the U.S. Army Combat distressed swimmers in the Florida Gulf. civilians and Family members in efforts to Readiness/Safety Center, the Army Five of the accidents involved motorcycles, keep everyone safe. We Want Your Stories! experiences an increase in accidental fatalities one involved a bicycle, one accident involved The summer safety campaign information We want to publish your stories and photos in The Morning Calm Weekly during the summer months. The majority of an ATV and the final accident involved is available on the USAG-Humphreys’ Web and on the USAG-Humphreys Command these accidents occur off duty—most often broken glass at the Soldier’s quarters. site at For Channel. Please send any information during outdoor activities. “In summer, individuals and Families additional safety information, contact the or products to Ken Hall at the USAG- The USACR/Safety Center reports the typically participate in more outdoor USAG-Humphreys Garrison safety office Humphreys Public Affairs Office at 754-8847 Army logged four fatal and eight non-fatal activities thus increasing their exposure to at 754-6000. or off-duty accidents from May 23 – 26, 2008. the elements such as hot weather, monsoons Editors note: Some of the information in Two Soldiers were killed in motorcycle or typhoons,” said Chae. this article was used in a previous article.
  • 19. MAY 22, 2009 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 23 ADA names Soldier, NCO and KATUSA of the YearBy Sgt. Gretchen N. Goodrich35th ADA Brigade Public Affairs HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Whilesome say that winning isn’t everything,for the 12 competitors of the 35th AirDefense Artillery Brigade’s Soldier,Noncommissioned Officer and KoreanAugmentation to the U.S. Army of the yearcompetition, winning meant everything. The brigade honored the winners of thisyear’s intense three-day competition duringa brief dinner ceremony at Osan Air Base,May 7. Staff Sgt. Rebecca Moreau of CharlieBattery, 4th Battalion, 5th ADA, took homethe brigade NCO of the year title while Spc.James Holmes, also with Charlie Battery,4-5 ADA, won Soldier of the Year. Pfc.Park, Hyo-shin, of the same unit, won theKATUSA of the Year honors. During the three-day event, the airdefenders competed in rigorous events,testing their military skills and knowledge,physical fitness and overall agility to walkaway as the best warrior for their division.Despite aching muscles and fatigue, onlythree war fighters walked away with thebragging rights for the year ahead. The air defenders started the competitionwith an early-morning physical fitness testfollowed by several warrior tasks including: Sgt. Dillon Wells of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade plots his points before heading out on the landa timed Mission Oriented Protective navigation course during the 35th ADA Soldier, NCO and KATUSA of the year competition. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Gretchen N. GoodrichPosture gear exchange, evaluating a casualty, Competitors tested their physical stamina in their honor. the winners remained humble about theirreporting intelligence information, calling in again on day two by trekking a nine-mile Even though only three walked away as hard-earned accomplishment.a medical evacuation request over a tactical road march with 35lbs on their back. winners, everyone who participated took “It’s knowing that out of an entireradio and disassembling and reassembling an Despite exhaustion, the warfighters finished with them a sense of accomplishment. brigade of outstanding Soldiers that you areMk 19 grenade launcher, an M2 Browning the day with weapons qualification range fire “For one thing, participating in these the best,” said Holmes. “It’s a real honor.”.50 caliber machine gun and an M249 and a night land navigation course. events distinguishes the competitors from “It’s a pride thing (to win) not only forSquad Automatic Weapon. The air defenders wrapped up the their peers,” said 3rd Battalion 2nd ADA myself but for my family too, in knowing Despite a busy morning, the competitors competition with a combatives tournament Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan A. Pinkney. that you’re the top NCO,” said Moreau.had to finish the first day of challenges by and a board appearance that tested their “This competition recognizes the best of the As the champions of the challenge, thelocating five of seven points on the land knowledge of military information. best from within the brigade.” winners will represent 35th ADA Brigade atnavigation course. Following the board, a barbeque was held As the best of the best of the competition, the 8th Army competition in June.Leaving Korea? Make sure you dispose of your vehicle properly!By Capt. Randy Johnson you wait. attorney has ten days to register the vehicle authorized to own a vehicle here. If theUSAG-Humphreys Legal Center 2. Also, don’t expect to get a Special in his or her name. Until this is done, the person already owns a vehicle, he or she will Power of Attorney that allows someone to original owner remains liable for the disposal need a signed exception to policy to have HUMPHREYS GARRISON — The dispose of your vehicle for you. According of the vehicle. a second vehicle, even if the possession isSpring and early summer months are a time to USFK Regulation 190-1, Motor Vehicle 3. If you are transferring ownership of only temporary.where large numbers of personnel make a Traffic Supervision, dated April 27, 2005, your POV to another SOFA member, make 4. Remember that disposing of yourpermanent change of station into and out in order to qualify to use a special power sure he or she is eligible to own a POV in vehicle is your responsibility, accordingof the Republic of Korea. of attorney to sell or otherwise dispose of Korea. Not everyone is allowed to possess to USFK Regulation 190-1. Even if you If you are covered under the Status of your vehicle, you must fit into one of the a POV here. USFK Regulation 190-1 can use a special power of attorney to getForces Agreement and have a personally- following categories: states that in order to own a POV while someone to dispose of your vehicle, untilowned vehicle, you need to ensure that -Emergency leave when the member will stationed in Korea, you must meet one of they deregister it and register the POV inyou are making arrangements to ship or not be returning to the ROK; the following criteria: their name, you are still responsible for thedispose of your vehicle before you depart -Short notice PCS assignments where the -Command Sponsored (regardless of POV. If the person you gave a special POAthe country. If you don’t make the proper notification is 90 days or less; grade); fails to dispose of the vehicle properly, youarrangements to dispose of your POV, U.S. -Humanitarian assignments where the -Joint Domiciled Status with POV can be charged under the UCMJ and billedForces Korea will be stuck with the burden notification is 90 days or less; authorization on your orders; for what is costs the government to disposeof doing it for you and that will cost you. -The member has been court-martialed -Military in pay grade E-7 or above; of the vehicle. Here are some tips to help you with the and will enter confinement; -Civilian pay grade GS-5 or above or an Owning a POV in the ROK is a privilege.transition process: -The member has been medically invited contractor; That privilege comes with responsibilities 1. Plan Ahead. There is one certainty evacuated CONUS and will not return to -U.S. citizen or third country national like obeying the traffic laws, making sureabout your time in Korea: you are going to the ROK. with SOFA privileges; you have proper insurance and disposingleave eventually. Just like clearing central All of these categories require that -USFK personnel authorized to ship a of the vehicle properly when it’s time forissuing facility and finance, disposing of the unit commander or supervisor of the POV at government expense; you to leave the country. If you have anyyour vehicle is part of the process of clearing departing member provide a memorandum -Have an approved exception to policy questions about disposing of your POV, youyour installation. You should be thinking explaining that one of the circumstances signed by the Area Commander. should contact your local PMO. If you haveabout whether you are going to sell or junk above applies. The member should bring Even if you are authorized to use a special questions about getting a special power ofyour vehicle several months before you PCS. that memorandum to the Legal Office to power of attorney to sell or dispose of your attorney to dispose of your POV or aboutAs you will see, under USFK regulations, obtain a special power of attorney. The vehicle, the person who you are giving USFK 190-1, you should contact your localthis becomes more difficult to do the longer person who receives the special power of the special power of attorney to must be legal assistance office.
  • 20. MAY 22, 2009 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 25 An Army Community of Excellence By Pfc. Park, Kyung-rock revealed significant improvements in all USAG-Daegu Public Affairs categories. Although our accomplishments are extensive, we drive to build processes DAEGU GARRISON — The hard that do more than produce one-time work of Soldiers, Civilians and Family results. With the Baldrige criteria for members at Daegu Garrison has been performance excellence as our framework, recognized with the award for Army we celebrate the predictability of recurring Communities of Excellence. The ACOE success based on established processes.” awards were presented to Daegu Garrison Edland added. and eight other active-duty installations, ACOE’s Bronze award includes a cash May 5, in a ceremony at the Pentagon. award of $250,000, a trophy and a flag. At the ceremony, Vice Chief of Staff Every ACOE winner is required to use the of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli and award money on specific types of projects. Installation Management Command Daegu Garrison is putting together ideas Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Robert on how to use the award money that Wilson presented the Army Communities benefits Daegu community as a whole. of Excellence Bronze award to Daegu Currently, Daegu Garrison is preparing Garrison Commander Col. Michael P. for ACOE 2010 competition and looks Saulnier. forward to becoming a better Army The ACOE award honors the top community. Daegu Garrison Commander Col. Michael P. Saulnier (second from left), Daegu Garrison PAIO Army, National Guard, and Reserve “Daegu Garrison just began its new Lead Management and Program Analyst, Ken Edland and Daegu Garrison DES, So Kwon Bong installations that have achieved levels cycle to become a better community are awarded the Army Communities of Excellence Bronze award from Vice Chief of Staff of the of excellence in building a high quality with the Organizational Self Assessment, Army, Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli (far left) and IMCOM Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Robert environment, outstanding facilities and asking Garrison members to participate Wilson at the ACOE 2009 ceremony at the Pentagon, May 5. — U.S. Army courtesy photo superior services based on standards in the survey,” said Daegu Garrison PAIO set annually by the National Malcolm Daegu Garrison maintains the vision “Our focus and drive to align with Director, Timothy Maroney. Baldridge Quality Program Criteria for to ‘Be the Community of Choice’ the principles of Baldrige Criteria for “Throughout the process of ACOE Performance Excellence, published by wholeheartedly. With a workforce of Performance Excellence has refined and competition, we refine our goals, objectives the National Institute of Standards and approximately 1,500 personnel, Daegu solidified our effective processes,” said and action plans and eventually it allows Technology. Following the ACOE team’s Garrison supports a population of 10,815 Daegu Garrison Plans, Analysis and the Garrison to succeed and perform week-long site visit to Daegu Garrison last U.S. Military, Army Civilian employees, Integration Office Lead Management and the standards that are expected from the October and November, it was determined contractors, Korean national employees, program analyst, Ken Edland. “Our previous community and Installation Management as a Bronze-winning garrison. KATUSA and Family members. Organizational Self Assessment results Command,” Maroney added.12-hour relay event promotes cancer awarenessBy Pfc. Park, Kyung-rock joined their friends and teammates to walk “The day I found about my sister’sUSAG-Daegu Public Affairs together, some kept their friends company leukemia was the day I found about this into the wee hours of the morning even event. And then, I wanted to form a team CAMP WALKER — 65th Medical though their laps didn’t count toward the to support my sister,” said Lawson. “I got aBrigade hosted a 12-hour long relay event team totals. Several military organizations lot of people to sign up on t-shirt so that Ifor cancer awareness at the Camp Walker’s walked and ran with their company guide- can send it back home to my sister. CancerKelly Field from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. May 15. on for the entire 12 hours. Even people who is really hard to get through, but it needs aFor this Cancer Awareness Relay Event, were not associated with a team came to the lot of support. It’s more of a mental thingmore than 300 community members track to walk laps on their own to show their than anything,” Lawson added.formed relay teams to run or walk for 12 support for the cause. Throughout the walk, people could behours at Camp Walker Kelly Field as a means While some teams traded out members seen picking up and even photographingof promoting cancer awareness across the by arriving at scheduled intervals, others the bags that represented the person specialpeninsula. Teams included military, civilian remained together on site by pitching tents to them. Others paused to look at the bagsand private organizations, directorates, and setting up cots under the pavilion, as they passed by. On several occasions, theyfamilies and individuals who formed bundling up in sleeping bags as the ran in the rain, but all remained.miscellaneous member teams. temperature dropped. Some played cards Other supporters included BOSS who Community members gathered at Kelly and games while others chatted, played sold beverages, the FRGs who grilled upfield for the 6 p.m. opening ceremony where guitar, and chased one another around the burgers and dogs for several hours into19th ESC Commanding General Brig. Gen track with water guns. Boy Scouts from the event, the DFACs who showed upXavier P. Lobeto was on hand to give opening Troop 81 filled hundreds of bags with sand with beverages Friday night and fresh fruitcomments. Lobeto stressed the importance and tea candles while Daegu Garrison Girl Saturday morning to energize the crowd,of cancer awareness and the impact of Scouts and nearly 100 Girl Scouts form the and numerous Soldiers and supporters whocancer on people and health care across the local Korean community distributed them stepped up to pick up trash, keep the candlesglobe. Lobeto was followed by 65th Medical around the track. Daegu American School burning, man the lap/registration table, andBrigade health promotion coordinator, alone brought 36 relay members plus friends coordinate the music.Marianne Campano, Camp Henry ACS and family members of all ages. They created The winning team with the most lapsFinancial Management advisor and two- their own banner and T-shirts in support was the 188th Military Police and secondtime cancer survivor, Jeannie Relaford and of the event and won the ‘Spirit Award’ for place was 19th HHC. The C.A.R.E teamsDaegu American School teacher and also their enthusiasm. The Dynamic, Energetic, completed a total of 8,086 laps in supportcancer survivor, Thelberstine Buford. Spo Group or ‘DE.S.G. Spodians’ from of the cause over a 12-hour period. An After opening ceremony, Lobeto 19th ESC Support Operations donned pink estimated 1,500 laps more were completedcompleted the opening lap with a group bunny ears , cowboy hats, feathered boas and by independent walkers and runners notof cancer survivors after which the first leg pink heart headgear and set up camp at the associated with teams, and by teammatesof the relay began. Luminary bags with edge of the pavilion so they could cheer their who walked to keep other team membersthe names of those affected by cancer were teammates on around the clock. They won company on the track.decorated by community members and the “Most Colorful” award hands down for “I want to thank you for those whoplaced around the track to light the way. their expressive costumes and tremendous organized and participated this. It means a (TOP) 19th ESC SPO, Maj. Marta HiraldoThe luminary bags were given out prior to esprit de corp. 188th MP, Pvt. Derek lot. 12 hours run, it really means a lot to walks on the track as a member of ‘DE.S.G.the event to honor and remember cancer Lawson was one of the team captains and he people who have cancer. People with cancer Spodians’ team during the C.A.R.E event. Girlvictims and their families. Though only went around the track, collecting signatures will know that there are a lot of people out Scout members from the local school walkone relay team member was required to be on his CARE shirt to send to his sister, who there who are trying to help and support. “ together to support C.A.R.E. — U.S. Armyon the track at one time, dozens of people is in the states battling leukemia. Lawson said. photos by Lauren Baek
  • 21. USAG-D • PAGE 26 AREA IV THE MORNING CALM t News & Notes Daegu hosts 8th Army Volleyball Championship Change of Command Ceremony Crown Jewel Fitness Center Staff The Army Material Command, 403rd Army Field Support Brigade would CAMP CARROLL — The Company like to announce the ‘403rd Army Level, Women’s and Co-ed 8th Army 2009 Field Support Brigade’ Change of Volleyball Championships were held on May, Command Ceremony. The location 15-17 at the Camp Carroll Sports and Fitness is at Camp Walker Kelly Field (Kelly Center, Daegu Garrison. Gym: Inclement Weather) on 22 In the Company Level division the team July , at 10 in the morning. Outgoing title was capture by Daegu Area representatives Commander will be Col. Andre Q. 36th Signal Company who defeated last year’s Fletcher, Incoming Commander will be defending champion 527th MI (2-1) in the Col. Barry Diehl. For more information, Championship Game. call 768-7630. The Soldier-athletes who participated in these years edition of the 8th Army Army Birthday Ball Volleyball Championships were very proud The 234th Army Birthday Ball will be of their accomplishments and the time held at Grand Ball Room, Exco Inter- spent in the Daegu Garrison particularly Burgo Hotel, 6 p.m., June 6. This year’s here at the Camp Carroll sports facilities. theme is ‘the year of the NCO’. Sirloin There was nothing more than 8th Army steak cooked in red wine and chicken Yearly Volleyball Banquet with plenty of Warrior Country Area I wins the Co-ed division Championship to the Daegu Area by 2-1. View breast cooked in white wine will be exquisite and fine plays all served by skilful this photo at — U.S. Army photo by Modesto C. Algarin served. A vegetarian meal is available and passionate Soldier/athletes defending on request. The price is 45,000 won the pride of their respective units and areas their nemesis and rival’s of the Daegu Area I ever thought they would.” In all everyone (no dollars). For purchasing tickets, playing the game they love. (2-1) and causing the infamous If Needed gave their best effort losing or winning isn’t as contact Master Sgt. Cook, 19th ESC In the women’s division it was like a day Game which they hold to their hearts and important as the lessons learned during these at 768-7117. in the park for the Lady Running Rebel’s defended bravely and gallantly by defeating two days and a half of intensive 101 volleyball of Yongsan Garrison. Their 1-2-3 punch this time the Daegu Area and confirming in which it’s participants came together as one Taxi Fare Increase combination put sleep the Competition. their stature as 8th Army Champions in making it one of the best 8th Army Volleyball Taxi fare increase in Camp Carroll Unfortunately, it was the brave women of the the Co-ed Division. Congratulations to the Championships in recent years. (Effective 18 May 2009). Its previous Daegu Area on the losing end. They played Warrior Country Men and Women of Area I The Daegu Garrison FMWR, its fare was 1,800 won (within 2Km) plus their hearts out but from the beginning for playing their hearts out and to come back community recreation division and the Camp 100 won for every 170 meters driven or it was all Yongsan Garrison showing their to claim their well deserved Championship Carroll Sports and Fitness staffs sincerely 41 seconds. But new fare system now athleticism, coordination and combination of Victory. appreciates all the support received by each started on 18 May is 2,200 won (within basic skill’s which they displayed through the “I’ve seen teams that take months to of the Area and Garrisons. 2Km) plus 100 won for every 145 tournament defeating each opponent game actually get it together in college,” said Camp Thanks to the players from each meters driven from 4 a.m. to 12 p.m. in game out. They sweep the competition Carroll Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Director, participating teams who not only provided and from 12 p.m. to 4 a.m. 20% extra without losing a set during the entire and Co-Tournament Director, Modesto C. their efforts in the playing field but their night fare is added to that. For more tournament. Algarin. “For military teams to get together great attitude and cooperation through the information regarding this change, In the Co-ed division it was area I who like this in two and a half days and play so tournament. It makes us all proud to be in call Mr. Choe , Camp Carroll TMP at displayed total courage and never quit amazingly and run the offense/defense so the positions that we are to support and serve 765-7716 or Mr. Davis, Transportation attitude falling in the final game (2-1) to effectively, they we’re playing way faster than the best Soldier’s in the World. Officer at 768-8755. Camp Carroll Worship Service Every Tuesday there will be an Daegu MWR holds10-Miler, more races to come 11:40 a.m. worship service at the By Modesto C. Algarin run a little faster. My theory is that the perhaps others who I may have skipped. Camp Carroll Chapel. Everyone is Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Director more competition he gets the better he will They are fun and definitely will give a good invited. Lunch will be provided after perform. Now let’s not count out other hustle for your buck. Registration is always the service. For more information, Is it a bird, a plane, maybe even a black experienced runners like retired Command free of charge. contact the Camp Carroll Chapel staff hawk? No, it’s Rob Nott, who is perhaps Sgt. Maj. Patrick Noble when the man takes The only requirement to run our races is at 765-8343. the fastest guy in the Daegu Area based on to the pavement he just gets down like a a desire to come and run. Leave the rest up the results of the 10-mile race held at Camp man on a mission. It is definitely the sneaker to the Sports Folks both at Camps Walker Jewish Religious Services Carroll May 9. If you think prime time print to follow for the younger generations and Carroll. We have plenty of races on Every Friday evening at 7 p.m. Jewish running comes before your 40s please come out there. schedule for your enjoyment with free religious service will be held at the sign up in one of the local MWR sponsored If you want to learn how to run the right t-shirts, refreshments, and other goodies. Camp Walker Chapel, Bldg. S260 races and take a shot (if you dare) trying to way with passion, commitment, dedication Why not run the next race? What are classroom #1. The service will be beat Mr. Nott. and for the love of the game (running) just get you waiting for? Check your local sports followed by an Oneg (fellowship) with He won’t mind a bit; in fact, a little out there to meet and run with this League of facility activities bulletin board, the outlook refreshments. For information, contact competition will probably just make him Gentleman: Robert Nott, Patrick Noble and magazine, AFN and other media sources Sgt. 1st Class Herve Abrams at 765- for more information on races and other 7737 or 010-8687-7706. related sports programming “We are here to support you!” We Want Your Stories Below are the result of the race held. If you want to advertise any events or • Men’s Open 29 & under 1st place: information for the Area IV community Francisco Perez (1:13:39), 2nd place: in the Morning Calm Weekly or Jonathan Burton (1:18:47). Command Channel, please send an • Men’s Senior 30-39 1st place: Thomas e-mail to or Marnoch (1:02:20), 2nd place: Maurice contact Ms. Lee by calling 768-8513. Conner (1:10:44), 3rd place: Matthew Coffman (1:21:36). Visit our Flickr site at • Men’s master 40-49 1st place: Robert Nott (0:59:30), 2nd place: Gary Gurak to download high-resolution (1:21:25), 3rd place: Kwon, Sung Ki versions of the photos (1:22:00). featured in the USAG- Winners of each category of the ten mile race held at Camp Carroll May 9 pose after the award • Women’s Open 1st place: Kim, Alice Daegu section of the ceremony. Check your local sports facility activities to sign up for such upcoming sports events. (1:18:52), 2nd place: Mitchell Sydonie E. Morning Calm. View this photo at — U.S. Army photo by Modesto C. Algarin (1:29:14).
  • 22. MAY 22, 2009 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 27 MP company hosts Family Day Lifeguard Instructors complete training188th MP Company Public Affairs By Pfc. Lee, Dodam “When Memorial Day comes the USAG-Daegu Public Affairs swimming pools will open. They should not During Community Family Day at Camp have only trained staff but enough staff toWalker, the 188th Military Police Company Summer time is coming and pools will make sure they run the program safely. It’sreached out to its Daegu community family open at garrisons throughout Korea around important to have trained staff because theyby inviting the children and staff of the the Memorial Day holiday. To prepare for the know what they are supposed to do withDaesung Orphanage to enjoy the festivities. season, the American Red Cross Lifeguard knowledge and tools,” said Timpson. KATUSA and U.S. Soldiers volunteered Instructor Training Course was held at Camp This lifeguard training course requirestheir time to come out and give the children Carroll’s indoor pool May 4 - 8. 26 hours of training total. Additionally,and staff of the Daesung Orphanage a It is always important to have someone it requires the pre-requisite course,memorable day that involved giving them a who can control probable accidents and ‘Fundamentals of Lifeguard Training’ whichpersonal tour of some of the 188th’s facilities address safety issues at the pool side. The is another four hours making it 30 hoursas well as taking them to Kelly Field so that course was taught with 10 individuals coming in total. Sgt. Lee, Je Han, 188th MP Senior KATUSAthey could enjoy all of the different events from Chinhae, Camp Carroll, Camp Walker Candidates in class, once they complete leads the children to the motorpool duringthat were set up for Community Day. the family day — U.S. Army photo by 188th and others. The lifeguard instructor training the training, will go out and apply those skills The event started at 11 a.m. when the MP Company Public Affairs course teaches certified lifeguard candidates to help others as while as teach their students.children and staff of the orphanage were the skills necessary to instruct eligible In order to really learn how to teach life guardtreated to brunch at the Daegu Mountain children had though seemed to be the time candidates the skills necessary to prevent and curriculum as an instructor, they do seriousInn, where Captain Matt D. Wagner, when they went though the different game respond to aquatic emergencies, including practice teaching. They teach other candidatesCompany Commander of the 188th, stations trying to win different prizes. U.S. professional rescuer CPR. and everybody plays a role as students. Sincewelcomed everyone to the event. The Soldiers and KATUSA Soldiers were all over American Red Cross senior station every student teaches differently, it is a goodchildren were treated to both American and the place running after their charges as they manager Douglas S. Timpson was an chance to learn different teaching techniquesKorean food as they interacted with each maneuvered their way around the field eating, instructor for this week-long course. He has from one another. “I have taught aroundother and the Soldiers of the 188th. After laughing and playing with the different prizes been an instructor trainer in life guard and 7,000 candidates and interestingly everyonebrunch everyone was taken to the 188th’s they won throughout the event. water safety for almost 15 years. was different,” added Timpson.motor pool where the children were paired At the end everyone was happy with the It was his first time teaching in the Daegu The class was both practical andup with a U.S. Soldier and a KATUSA and way the day went, but sad that it had to come area, despite doing a lot of training around educational. They covered text materials to getwere shown and allowed to interact with the to an end. Instrumental in setting this day up the peninsula. The main challenge they have concepts and have a chance to apply learneddifferent pieces of equipment there. While for the children of the Daesung Orphanage right now is the limited number of certified skills with the help of watching videos. “Iclimbing through one the HMMWV’s one was the 188th’s ROKA SGM, Jae, Ki Min, instructors to teach the candidates. Since think it is a good opportunity to learn fromchild enthusiastically stated that he wanted and the 188th’s Senior KATUSA, SGT Lee, he is the only person who can instruct the this great program. I will go back to Chinhaeto join the military. Je Han, who have also set up times each course at this point, he has been very busy and apply what I’ve learned about water safety Once Community Day began the children month for the U.S. Soldiers and KATUSA’s visiting a variety of places to conduct water at the Navy base,” said Gaberiel Harley, MA1,were given the chance to enjoy all of the to visit the Daesung Orphanage to help in safety and lifeguard training courses including security department, Chinhae. “The reasongames and demonstrations that were set its maintenance and play with the children. Yongsan Garrison, Osan Air Base, Kunsan why I like this program is because it’s veryup at Kelly Field. Going through the SRT These events are vital in strengthening the Air Base, Humphreys Garrison and others practical which is very useful informationdisplay they had the chance to play with U.S./Korea bond. These events show that the every week. for me since I am going to teach my studentsthe different pieces of equipment as well U.S. military community in Korea extends Right now, the American Red Cross here at a new school I am moving to next year,”as climb through the Bear, which is one of past the gates of the posts and into the Korean is developing other instructor trainers so that said Daejeon Christian International SchoolSRT’s tactical vehicles. The most fun that the community itself. others can continue teaching. teacher Callie Brietes.
  • 23. USAG-D • PAGE 28 AREA IV THE MORNING CALM Camp Carroll Taxi fare increase effective May 18 Chilgok County will increase taxi HOURS CURRENT FARE SYSTEM NEW FARE SYSTEM fare effective May 13. It is a mandate for all taxi services within Chilgok 1,800 Won (within 2Km) 2,200 Won (within 2Km) Gun areas including Camp Carroll. 04:00 – 24:00 Plus 100 won for every 170 meters driven Plus 100 won for every 145 meters driven or 41 seconds. or 35 seconds. Camp Carroll taxi fare will be increased effective May 18 as follows: 24:00 – 04:00 Apply 20% extra night fare. Apply 20% extra night fare. For more information regarding this change, call Mr. Choe , Camp Carroll TMP at 765-7716 or Mr. Davis, Transportation Officer at 768-8755 AREA IV Job Opportunities ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER VACANCY GRADE LOCATION CLOSE DATE APF US CITIZEN POSITIONS Camps Henry, Walker , George KOEZ08815156R2 Architect GS-12 DPW, USAG-Daegu May 24 KOEZ09480731 Human Resources Technician YB-1 CHRA, Korea Region May 26 MD-DHL-09-1049 Counseling Psychologist (ASAP), GS-11 MEDDAC-K, ASAP May 27 Social Worker (ASAP) KOEZ09422211R Civilian Personnel Liaison YA-2 19th ESC May 27 KOEZ09479175 Clinical Nurse (Triage) GS-10 168th Med Bn May 29 Camp Carroll KOEZ09480629 Interdisciplinary; Civil Engineer, General Engineer DPW USAG-Daegu June 7 Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer NAF US CITIZEN POSITION KRNAFEZ09-002-K4-R Recreation Assistant NF-2 DFMWR, CRD, CAC June 2 ARMP-09-02 Cash Collector NF-3 Army Rec Mach Prog Until Filled CONTRACT PAC 16 Administrative Assistant N/A USO Until Filled PAC 20 Duty Manager N/A USO Until Filled N/A On-Call HR Specialist N/A SERCO, MPD Until Filled N/A ACAP Counselor P/T – F/T N/A SERCO, ACAP Until Filled For more information, contact Employment Readiness Program Manager, Steven Wegley at 768-7951
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