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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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  • Downloading the paper from home? Try Year of the NCO Videos featuring local NCO’s now available on flickr: NeighborsMay 29, 2009 • Volume 7, Issue 32 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea hosts 2009 Good Neighbor English Camp ABOVE: The Boyer Family poses for a photo with two Korean students at the 2009 Good Neighbor English Camp graduation barbecue, May 23 at Camp Coiner on USAG-Yongsan. The Camp is an annual Korean youth outreach program to promote understanding and appreciation of USFK and American Culture. Left to right: Vincent Boyer; Seoul American Elementary School K-5 Art Teacher, Karry Boyer; Min Jung La and Seon Yeob, both from Taegu; Maj. Del Boyer, Bravo Company Commander, 602nd ASB; Cassi Boyer. RIGHT: Volunteers and students enjoy friendship and camaraderie during the GNEC graduation barbecue, May 23. Left to right: Park, Inyoung, GNEC volunteer and senior at Ehwa Women’s University; Seoul American High School juniors, Youngmin Suh; TaeHyun Kim; Shane Yingling. More about the GNEC is available at — U.S. Army photo by Debbie Hong GARRISONS OVERVIEW FEATURE Page 2 Region News P02 Sights and Sounds P02 USAG-Red Cloud P05 Movie Schedule P14 JPAC searches for USAG-Casey P05 Religious Support P15 USAG-Yongsan P09 Special Feature P16 Korean War MIAs USAG-Humphreys P21 2ID ‘living insignia’ P18 USAG-Daegu P25 Korean Page P30
  • NEWS • PAGE 2 NEWS THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Command - Korea JPAC searches for Korean War MIAs know what they’re doing, what they’re looking Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. John Uberti for. We have them working, digging in the hole Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson Deputy PAO: Slade Walters alongside us.” “MAKRI and local Republic of Korea Army USAG-RED CLOUD support has been very good, couldn’t ask for a Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson more pleasant people to work with,” Silverstein CI Officer: James F. Cunningham said. “They’re excellent, smart, diligent, very USAG-YONGSAN attentive and disciplined. You really couldn’t ask Commander: Col. David W. Hall for a better workforce than that. For me [the most Public Affairs Officer: David McNally CI Officer: Dan Thompson rewarding experience] is working with MAKRI. Staff Writers: Sgt. Im Jin-min, Cpl. Lee Min-hwi, It’s something we’ve been talking about since Spc. Jason C. Adolphson 2004. First time I’ve worked with MAKRI on USAG-HUMPHREYS a Korea mission. Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. Silverstein had some questions about MAKRI Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy CI Officer: Lori Yerdon answered during the ongoing mission in Korea. Writer-Editor: Ken Hall “I never knew if MAKRI had been out at a Designer: Cpl. Kim, Hyung Joon site before, what are the processes that need to USAG-DAEGU be worked out? Now there are memorandums Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier of understanding between JPAC and MAKRI PAO: Philip Molter Staff Writers: Pfc. Park Kyung Rock, Pfc. Lee Dodam, in place. As it builds momentum it will Kim Ayeon, Lee Jihye enhance both missions, it will help with shared This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for intelligence, consistent standards.” members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The “I think it’s a great event showcasing two Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of De- different countries working together,” Castro fense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of said. “It shows a partnership of us working this weekly publication is the responsibility of the IMCOM- together to find the missing.” Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 JPAC has recently made strides to conduct Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way con- more recovery operations in South Korea as the nected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. The Left, Army Staff Sgt. Lamont Davenport, recovery sergeant, Detachment 4, Joint POW/MIA Accounting population of witnesses and the family members civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. Command works with Republic of Korea Soldiers during excavation and search for remains of missing of the MIAs back in U.S. age. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement American military servicemembers — U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Chlosta “In the past we had research and field by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or ser- resources dedicated to the People’s Democratic vices advertised. Everything advertised in this publication Republic of Korea. The analysts that had focused By Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Chlosta of a tooth brush. shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, JPAC Public Affairs Office Army Sgt. 1st Class Alberto Culanding, on maintaining the op-tempo in the DPRK can age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, team sergeant, JPAC said,” We found a tooth. now dedicate much of their effort to the ROK,” or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity SEOUL, Republic of Korea — Military Just finding possible remains is very rewarding. Silverstein said. “Like most of our conflicts, we policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse members of a Joint POW/MIA Accounting We didn’t find any in my last mission in Laos, are faced with an aging generation of primary to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. Command recovery team conducted excavation just life support. witnesses and we are trying to gather as [much] operations in the South Korea province of “We had a little set back because of the rain information and identify sites in a race against Oriental Press President: Charles Chong on the fourth day of the recovery, but overall this waning resource.” Kangwon on May 18. Commercial Advertising Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 JPAC’s mission is to achieve the fullest possible it’s been good, Culanding said, “first recovery “The op-tempo in ROK is dependent on the Fax: (02) 790-5795 accounting of all Americans missing as a result of in Korea, nice people, really good people, really ability of the J2 [researchers] to identify sites and E-mail: Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 the nation’s past conflicts. nice place.” on the priorities established by the command,” Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post As of April 29 there are 8,044 missing and At the recovery site in Kangwon JPAC Silverstein said. SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: unaccounted for personnel from the Korean War, received support from the local Republic of The day-to-day operation in the ROK is Phone: DSN 738-4068 JPAC has identified a total of 91 since 2003. Korea Army Soldiers and the Republic of Korea much like other countries, Silverstein said. E-mail: Ministry of National Defense Agency for KIA “Up early for breakfast and a pre-work Army Capt. Frank Castro, assistant team leader, JPAC said, “It was going slow because of the Recovery & Identification. brief, work which, after determining the site rock we had to bust through. We’re finding a lot of “The most rewarding thing about the area, safety risks, establishing the grid and Visit us online artifacts for the anthropologist to look through.” mission is being able to work with ROK Army work site infrastructure (break area, screening “We found a lot of animal remains as well and being able to work with the Korean version station, latrine, etc.) consists of digging and The Morning Calm as possible human remains,” Dr. Jay Silverstein, of JPAC, MAKRI,” Army Staff Sgt. Lamont screening, and for the RL/A [recovery leader/ recovery leader, JPAC said. “We found part of a Davenport, recovery sergeant, Detachment 4, anthropologist] an evening of finishing up notes, Parker pen, boot eyelets, buttons, rounds from JPAC said. conserving and securing evidence, and report the M1 Carbine rifle and M1 Garand rifle. We “I’m glad they were here,” Culanding did find possible human remains today and part said. “They’re helping us. MAKRI Soldiers - See JPAC, Page 4 - Retiree Corner: Income tax advice for retirees in Korea By Jack Terwiel retiree, then she is a non-resident alien. This applies if she Military Retiree Assistance Office has a green card but has not been back to the U.S. in more than a year, or if she doesn’t have a green card. As a non- Submitting to I had a retiree visit my office for assistance in filing his 2007 resident alien her Social Security is taxed at about 25%. It is The Morning Calm Weekly tax return. To ensure I was aware of his complete tax situation, I automatically withheld from her Social Security benefits and Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, asked him to provide me with his 2006 tax return. When I saw is non-refundable. If the retiree files a joint return and claims story submissions and other items: it, I was amazed to see his deduction. He had listed his military any part of the wife’s withheld tax for refund, they could retired pay on IRS Form 2555, claiming it as ‘foreign-earned be liable in later IRS reviews to repay the withheld tax with For all submitted items include a point of con- income.’ This retiree’s problem is that his military retired pay is interest and penalty. tact name and telephone number. All items are not foreign-earned income. It’s a pension payment paid by the The correct way to complete the joint return is to calculate subject to editing for content and to insure they U.S. government. The only income that can be claimed on the the total amount of tax owed and any refund due. If the refund conform with DoD guidelines. Form 2555 is pay from a civilian employer. Employees of the includes any part of the tax on the wife’s Social Security, then IMCOM-K Public Affairs U.S. government may not use the Form 2555. the difference must be included as additional tax. This might and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located There’s another situation that retirees may not be aware of be done by entering it on Form 1040, line 58. Just be sure in IMCOM-K HQ, Yongsan Garrison Main Post. and that involves Social Security being paid to a Korean wife. If the total tax being paid is at least equal to her withheld tax to For information, call 738-4068. the wife is a Korean citizen, and if her husband is a non-SOFA avoid later problems.
  • 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: Curfew Violation; Failure to Obey Order or Regulation (2ID Alcohol Policy); Failure to Identify; Underage Drinking; Resisting Apprehension; At 0400 hrs, 17 MAY 09, Subject #1 was observed by MP at the GS-25 Convenience Store, Bosan-Dong, Dongducheon. MP and KNP each ordered Subject #1 to identify them self, Subject #1 refused both times. MP observed Subject #1’s TMP license in Subject #1 wallet and apprehended Subject #1. Subject #1 was transported to the USAG-Casey PMO where Subject #1 was administered a PBT, with a result of 0.116% BAC. A check of Subject #1’s ID card revealed that they were under the legal age to consume alcohol. Subject #1 was processed and released to their unit with instructions to report to the USAG- Casey PMO at a later time. At 1400 hrs, 17 MAY 09, Subject #1reported to the USAG-Casey PMO where Subject #1 was advised of their legal rights, which Subject #1 waived rendering a written sworn statement admitting to the offenses. This is a final report. AREA II: Larceny of Private Automobile; On 27 APR 09, Subject #1 and Subject #2 stole a moped, which was secured and unattended on the road adjacent to the Dotori Hof, Gongduk-Dong, Mapo-Gu, Seoul. On 18 May 09, When KNP checked vehicles around the location, Subject #1was apprehended by KNP. Subject #1 was transported to the Yongsan Main KNP Station where Subject #1was charged by KNP under RCC ART #329 (Larceny). Subject #1was processed and released into MP custody on a CJ Form 2. Subject Opportunities for Soldiers and their Families to get out and explore the Korean Peninsula are abundant. One opportunity to spend time with Family members and #1 was transported to the USAG-Yongsan enjoy the sights of Korea came May 13 during the 2009 Gyeonggi Province Ceramic Expedition in Gwangju — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Brian Glass PMO where Subject #1 was advised of SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities Subject #1’s legal rights in a presence of Subject #1’s sponsor, which Subject #1invoked. Subject #1 was processed and released to Subject #1’s sponsor. Investigation continues by KNP. Sand Fest (May 29-June 6) 2009’ is the only dinosaur festival in Korea. It’s located Haeundae Sand Festival (May 29-June 1) This festival takes place at Busan’s beautiful in the Goseong region in Gyeongnam province, which This festival takes place at Busan’s beautiful Haeundae AREA III: Traffic Accident with out injuries; Haeundae Beach, where everyone wishes to go 100 million years ago was inhabited by dinosaurs. A wide Beach. The festival is full of events inspired by the Damage to Government Property; Failure for their summer holidays. The festival’s program is range of interactive programs and activities have been beach’s beautiful white sand. A highlight is a hot sand to Judge Clearance; Subject #1, operating a GOV, struck a fence pole adjacent to full of events inspired by the beach’s beautiful white prepared so visitors can really get a taste of what life was bath, where visitors are buried from head to toe in sand, BLDG #711. Damages to Subject #1’s sand. A highlight is a hot sand bath, where visitors are like when dinosaurs ruled the world. At the World Fossil which is beneficial for health and beauty. Other events vehicle consisted of scratches to the left buried from head to toe in sand, which is beneficial Mineral Experience Hall, there are plenty of fun-filled include a beach volleyball competition, an exhibition air tank and an air valve being broken. for health and beauty. Other events include a beach educational programs for visitors to enjoy. Visitors can of different types of sand from around the world, and Damages to the fence pole consisted volleyball competition, an exhibition of different types become archeologists and touch and feel the different a marathon race. The festival continues into the night of it being detached from the ground. Subject #1 reported utilization of their of sand from around the world, and a marathon race. stone and rock formations that make up the earth, learn with spectacular fireworks displays, concerts, and seatbelt. ECOD is unknown. This is a The festival continues into the night with spectacular how to observe the different fossil layers, and even other entertainment events. In addition, popular tourist final report. fireworks displays, concerts, and other entertainment participate in fossil excavations. At the Theme Hall, visitors destinations such as the Jagalchi Market, Gwangalli, events. In addition, popular tourist destinations such will be able to watch a 4D movie of dinosaurs in Goseong and Taejongdae are all located nearby. Another great AREA IV: Fraud; Larceny of Government as the Jagalchi Market, Gwangalli, and Taejongdae during the Cretaceous period, which is one of the expo’s attraction is Busan’s extremely fresh fish offered at Funds; Investigation revealed that Subject #1 was fraudulently collecting BAH are all located nearby, another great attraction is most popular attractions. Visitors will also be able to enjoy incredibly low prices. Korea Travel Phone 51-1330 entitlements. Preliminary investigation Busan’s extremely fresh raw fish offered at incredibly parades and musical performances, dinosaur themed (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese). disclosed, Subject #1 was collecting BAH low prices. Visit or sandfestival. performances, and laser shows. Visit www.tour2korea. http// (Korean, English) at the “with dependent” rate from OCT 07 com or – JAN 09, when Subject #1 was not legally married. While processing an application Chuncheon Mime Festival (May 22-31) for Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) Royal Azalea Fest (June 5-7) “Egypt, the Great Civilization” Exhibition The Chuncheon International Mime festival features submitted by Subject #1, investigation Royal azalea’s are one of Korea’s most well-loved The Special Exhibition Gallery of the National Museum exciting innovative mime and street performances. discovered Subject #1was collecting BAH flowers and in springtime they bloom throughout the of Korea, Seoul presents artifacts from the civilization of Chuncheon is within easy reach of Seoul. Public at the “with dependent” rate for Clarksville, country. They are thought to be at their most beautiful Ancient Egypt which stretched from 3200BC to 300BC. transportation departs frequently for Chuncheon, and TN since 11 JUL 07. During a subsequent on the slopes of the 1567m high Mt Taebaeksan, and Now, the National Museum of Korea is resurrecting this it is about a two-hour trip. There are several popular review of an enclosed marriage certificate, the document reflected that on 5 JAN a festival is held here in June when the flowers are great civilization, and taking visitors back to the world tourist destinations located nearby to Chuncheon, 09, Subject #1 married Witness #1. A at their most beautiful. During this time some of the of the pyramids, mummies, and hieroglyphs. Visitors including Namiseom Island and the Soyangang Dam. further review of the marriage certificate mountain’s most picturesque locations, such as the can discover the real lives of Ancient Egyptians through The festival offers at least 80 performances from mime displayed that Subject #1 was divorced Cheonjedan altar and Janggunbong and Busoebong the extensive display of genuine artifacts and relics. troupes from Korea as well as famous international from his previous spouse on 26 OCT 07 peaks are strewn with the bright pink flowers, making There will be a special pavilion with holograms and a troupes from Taiwan, Denmark, Germany, and other in Montgomery county, TN. A subsequent query and review of the financial database for a beautiful view. Visit for three-dimensional viewing room for life in the Ancient countries. This non-verbal mime festival is a unique did not show any updates pertaining to more information. Egyptian civilization. Visitors will also find comprehensive opportunity for non-Korean speakers to enjoy Korea’s Subject #1’s BAH entitlements since JUL information and images on the touchscreen computer modern performing arts. Korea Travel Phone 33-1330 07, when Subject #1reported a change in Dino Expo 2009 (March 27-June 6) kiosks located throughout the exhibition. Visit www. (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) the locality of Subject #1family members The ‘Gyeongnam Goseong Dinosaur World Expo (Korean). from Fort Hood, TX to Fort Campbell, KY. Investigation continues by CID. Source:,,, — No endorsement implied.
  • NEWS • PAGE 4 NEWS THE MORNING CALM JPAC from Page 2writing,” Silverstein said. U.S. Soldiers perished and were left in unmarked Castro, who deployed three times to Iraq graves,” Silverstein said. “In the aftermath ofmost recently for 14 months with the 3rd battles civilians often hastily buried remainsBrigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, wherever they found them in an attempt tocompared his new experiences with JPAC to the prevent diseases. The stalemate around the 38thlessons learned in Iraq. parallel included continuous back-and-forth “There is a lot of similarities here, like dealing battles such that UN [United Nations] forceswith local officials here is like dealing with the often did not control the battlefield at the end ofsheiks in Iraq. You can apply a lot of the same the day. Because of this remains might be hastilyskills here.” buried or left in place.” The JPAC missions in South Korea have “The vast majority are ground losses,”much easier logistics compared to other countries Silverstein said. “There are a couple of reasonsJPAC operates in, Silverstein said. This stems that there are so many MIAs. The speed andfrom the excellent working relationship between chaos of the initial invasion of the south andthe ROK and the U.S. scattered resistance of U.S. forces meant that “Because of the long history of cooperative the battlefield was dynamic and many were lostendeavors, the SOFA [Status of Forces without the supporting benefit of a cohesive unitAgreement], and the U.N. and U.S. presence, organization.operations usually receive the highest level After excavating the burial sites, the JPACof cooperation and minimal bureaucratic or team will conduct recovery operations on apolitical obstructions,” Silverstein said. “With plane crash.many of the other countries we work in, it is “With an aircraft you often know that youthe opposite, we are overcoming a long period have the right spot because the wreckage leavesof distrust, working hard to build political and a clear signature whereas an alleged burial isprofessional bridges that are already in place in usually an uncorrelated site and often based onthe ROK. aged memories of a time and landscape that At the burial site the team searched for has changed dramatically,” Silverstein said. “Inremains of U.S. Soldiers who died during a other words, the alleged burial may or may notMIA march across the border of North and be where indicated and, if it is there, the remainsSouth Korea. may or may not be related to a U.S. loss. “The truth is we don’t know,” Silverstein “On the other side, buried remains tendsaid when asked if the recovery site had been to be better preserved, even articulated, maybecorrelated to a particular event such as the march with equipment and ID [identification tags]of U.S. POWs to North Korea from the south media whereas remains from an aircraft can beduring the war. highly fragmented, burned, and scattered over a “The site was identified during a search along large area making the recovery operation itselfa POW march route from Hwacheon to North a challenging and time-consuming operation,”Korea,” Silverstein said. “A farmer identified Silverstein area where he had encountered remains “It has more to do with the nature of theand a subsequent limited excavation recovered sites,” Silverstein said. “Most of our losses in SEAhuman remains. The site has not been positively [southeast Asia] tend to be high speed aircraftcorrelated to a U.S. MIA loss site at this time. losses that, as discussed above, require much moreOur witness suggested there are three to five extensive field operations.”people at the site.” Note: JPAC is conducting recovery operations “DPRK methods of handling prisoners often in the South Korea provinces of Kangwon andincluded long marches north during which many Kyongsang from May 10 – June 18.Special Operations Career FairBy Mark Brown specialized equipment that they use will beSpecial Operations Recruiting Battalion featured at the events. During the two-week period preceding The Special Operations Recruiting the career fairs, recruiters from the SORBBattalion (SORB) will hold a Career Fair will be at many of the Army installationsat the Digital Conference Center on Camp on the Peninsula conducting prospecting atCasey on June 17-18 and Dragon Hill Lodge local units. They will meet with the Soldierson June 23-24. and Leaders at each unit to ensure they are The purpose of the Career Fair is aware of the upcoming career provide Soldiers stationed in Korea “There are excellent opportunities forwith information about specialized career Soldiers who want to take that next stepfields available and the requirements and in their Army career. The goal of thequalifications for those jobs. career fair is to provide them with the Special Forces, Civil Affairs, Psychological information they need to explore theirOperations, 160th Special Operation options”, said LTC Fredrick C. Dummar,Aviation, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal SORB Commander.recruiters will be at the career fairs. The SORB is a USAREC recruiting Recruiters for Warrant Officers, battalion that falls under the Special MissionChaplains, and the 75th Ranger Regiment Brigade at Ft Knox. The unit is composed ofwill also be in attendance. 79R Cadre recruiters, station commanders “We are actively seeking qualified and first sergeants, as well as a mix ofcandidates for several warrant officer Special Forces, Civil Affairs, Psychologicalspecialties including Special Forces, Military Operations, EOD, 160th Aviation, and in-Intelligence, Armament Repair, and Criminal service Airborne recruiters.Investigation”, said CW3 Adam J. Williams, For more information regarding thea Recruiter with the Special Mission Brigade SORB or Special Operations career fieldsat Fort Knox, Ky. visit their website at: Soldiers from each career field and the
  • MAY 29, 2009 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 5, Young Keun, USAG-RC firefighter (left), Jeon Young Ho, USAG-RC fire crew chief (center), and You Sung Hoon, USAG-RC firefighter (right), put out vehicle fires as a part of NationalDisaster Emergency Rescue Training. The training took place at Daejin University May 11 to improve response times and capabilities for national disasters. For more photos from USAG-RedCloud visit the IMCOM Korea flickr photostream at— U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Kim, TaehoonRed Cloud firefighters sharpen disaster response skillsBy Pfc. Kim, Tae Hoon operations involving the Army and police toUSAG-RC Public Affairs arrest the terrorists while Emergency Rescue saved the students. Red Cloud Fire Chief serves elderly POCHEON, SOUTH kOREA — Although they successfully put down theUSAG-Red Cloud firefighters participated terrorists, the situation became increasinglyin the National Disaster Emergency Rescue serious. Explosive chemical bombs wentTraining, which took place at Daejin off, prompting a number of fire teamsUniversity May 11, in close cooperation to respond to the situation. Red Cloudwith a large number of Gyeong-gi Province firefighters also played a significant role inand Republic of Korea Army firefighters. the exercise. When they received a request The training will improve firefighter’s for support from the control center, theyskills in dealing with natural disasters, responded with two fire engines, puttingterrorist attacks, and disasters happening out car fires with water cannons.during festivals and community events. Engines used during the training were In all, 428 personnel and 67 vehicles high-powered chemical fire engines, whichfrom fire houses, police departments, and were able to apply 420 liters of water perRepublic of Korea Army installations took minute. They are used to extinguish largepart in the training. Aside from professional scale fires, aircraft fires, and oil-based fires.firefighters, 417 people from governmental “USAG-RC firefighters often fight firesagencies or voluntary organizations also off post,” said Hyesung Sohn, nationaltook part. emergency management agent. “While they Red Cloud firefighters dispatched two normally respond to fires on post, they joinchemical fire engines along with seven firefighting efforts in the community as well,firefighters, and provided water support earning a favorable reputation for themselvesto extinguish vehicle fires as a part of the from the townspeople.”training. Sunghak Pak, USAG-RC assistant “It is the biggest training I have seen since fire chief, said they do their job off theI became fire chief six years ago,” said John installation and participate in joint trainingCook, USAG-RC fire chief. in accordance with a mutual aid contract, Within an hour, participants witnessed which is renewed every two or three years.a variety of practical exercises. Gyeonggi “If an accident happens on post, we can John Cook (right), USAG-RC fire chief, serves food to elderly people as a volunteerProvince Emergency Rescue Control Center get support from local fire houses. On the along with Shim, Pyoung-Kang, 2nd Fire and disaster Management Headquarters direc-took command in one exercise where other hand, when they call for our support tor, who organized the food pantry. The food pantry, which opened May 13, providesterrorists broke into the main building of against big fires, we provide personnel and free food every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday aided by Gyeonggi Province. Chiefthe university, set off simulated explosives, equipment,” Pak said. “The contracted area Cook was invited to attend the opening ceremony and do voluteer work. — U.S. Armyand pretends to take students hostage. includes Uijeongbu, Dongducheon, Yangju photo by Pvt. Kim, TaehoonTheir response was to request combined and Pocheon.”
  • USAG-RC • PAGE 6 AREA I THE MORNING CALM News & Notes American Red Cross Commu- nity and First Aid Classes American Red Cross, Area 1, will hold Community Adult/Child/Infant CPR and First Aid classes May 30 and June 6 at US- AG-Red Cloud. The classes will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fee is $40. To sign up or for more information call: 730-3184 or 732-6160. Ethics Training Schedule Ethics training will be held June 17 at 2 p.m. in the USAG-Casey Theater. For more information call: 732-9103. Red Cloud Summer Trek 2009 Day Camp Program The Summer Trek 2009 Day Camp Pro- gram consists of nine one-week sessions from June 15 through August 14 for chil- dren first through fifth grade. The program is sponsored by the USAG-Red Cloud Community Activity Center in cooperation with the University of Northern Iowa Camp Soldiers from the 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, USAG-Humphreys, manuever through the final phase of a “Gates of Fire” live-fire exercise Adventure Team Counselors. Hours will at Camp Hovey’s Shea Range, May 20. Pfc. Jeong, Ho Yong (front) moves out to a trailing vehicle, followed by Spc. Beatriz Munoz, while Spc. be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday Kiev Knight provides cover fire. — U.S. Army photo by Jack Loudermilk through Friday. For more information call: 732-9246. USAG-Casey Summer Trek Soldiers pass through ‘Gates of Fire’ at Hovey 2009 Day Camp Program By Jack Loudermilk S-3(training and operations officer). day. The Summer Trek 2009 Day Camp Pro- USAG-RC Public Affairs “We started with a dry-fire exercise in our Gate 3, he said, consisted of reflexive gram for USAG-Casey will be held June 15 motor-pool,” explained Smedberg. “Gates of fire: walking with weapons, shooting, through Aug. 14. The program is sponsored CAMP HOVEY — Soldiers from the Fire” is basically a five-gate exercise. Gates turning, taking a knee (kneeling), taking by the USAG-Casey Community Activity Center in cooperation with the University 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, USAG- 1 and 2 took place at Humphreys with commands from the tower, and shooting of Northern Iowa Camp Adventure Team Humphreys, completed their first “Gates weapons qualifications. The whole point from unfamiliar positions. Counselors. Hours will be from 8:30 a.m. of Fire” live-fire training at Hovey’s Shea was to get our sharpshooters and expert “For example,” Smedberg explained, through 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Range May 20. marksmen out here, so we had a bunch of “when you take a knee, if you’re a righty, you For more information call: 730-4601. “Gates of Fire” is a five-step training qualification ranges. We only brought the want to kneel on your right knee to shoot. program designed to further familiarize best shooters in the battalion.” We make them take a left knee, turn and Red Cloud Bowling Center Soldiers with their weapons and get them Smedberg said 40 combat support face targets, and shoot from angles they’re Lane Resurfacing comfortable firing live ammunition while Soldiers from their Headquarters Support not use to.” Red Cloud Bowling Center will be resurfac- on the move, said 2nd Lt. Peter Smedberg, Company arrived at USAG-Casey May 14 ing the lanes from May 30 to June 4. Bowl- chemical officer and assistant Battalion and started Gate 3 training the following — See GATES page 7 — ing lanes will be closed during this period. Snack Bar and game rooms will be open. For more information call: 732-6930. Korean employees set to deploy for first time in Middle East Community Bank Holiday Schedule By Pfc. Jamal Walker efforts in the war. Pak, on the other hand, Community Bank will be closed June 6 and USAG-RC Public Affairs volunteered to deploy because of the AAFES 20. The bank will be open June 1 and 15 for slogan. military payday. For more information call: CASEY GARRISON — “We go where “I volunteered because I think it is 721-7792. you go,” is the slogan of the Army and Air a good chance to improve my life,” Pak Force Exchange Service dating back to said. “AAFES says ‘We go where you go,’ Bowlers Wanted for Summer Desert Storm when AAFES services were and I want to make the slogan come true League needed for Soldiers deployed in Kuwait and for the troops. It is a good chance for me Red Cloud Summer Bowling League is looking for bowlers for Friday nights at Red the Middle East. to experience another culture and a new Cloud Lanes. First meeting to be held to- Now with the war in Iraq, AAFES has lifestyle.” night at 6:30 p.m. in the bowling center. For been called once again to assist Soldiers “‘We go where you go’ is fitting when more information call: 732-6930. while being deployed. Many AAFES speaking of AAFES,” said Ken Limtiaco, employees from all ethnic backgrounds and Warrior Country AAFES Korea Northern Red Cloud Starbucks New AAFES stores have been called to deploy Exchange general manager, “because no Hours except for one group: Koreans. other organization can do what AAFES Starbucks on Red Cloud will be open from Korean employees were unable to deploy does. We go in, set up operations, and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning June 1. For more because of the restrictions set in their provide goods for Soldiers while deployed. information call: 732-6307/6263. contract by their country. Despite their Soldiers need basic daily products while Volunteers Wanted for courageous acts requesting to be sent to deployed just as they do all other times. It Volunteer Corps stores in combat zones, none were approved first started with health and beauty items, We are looking for volunteers to assist with until earlier this month when two Warrior tobacco, and food products. Soldiers began daily operations of the USAG-RC Army Country AAFES employees were notified telling us they needed electronics, so we Volunteer Corps Program. For information they could deploy to Kuwait this summer. brought in televisions. Providing those needs call: 730-3032. Yi Sung Chun, a lead sales associate at to deployed troops caused AAFES to grow. the USAG-Casey main Post Exchange, and Soldiers find AAFES stores in Iraq the same Pak Hyon Su, manager of the 70th Brigade as in the states.” Yi Sung Chun (right), a lead sales associate at Camp Stanley BOSS 5K Run Camp Stanley BOSS 5K run/walk for a Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division The men will be going through a week the USAG-Casey main Post Exchange, and Fallen Comrade will be held tomorrow PX, were both approved to deploy to long orientation about what to expect while Pak Hyon Su (left), manager of the 70th Bri- from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. at the Camp Stanley Kuwait, marking the first time any Korean deployed. From there, they are off to Fort gade Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division Gym. For information call: 732-5297. employee has been deployed to the Middle Benning, Ga. to get their medical needs, PX, were both approved to deploy to Kuwait, East. and other requirements taken care of before marking the first time any Korean employee Yi said he wanted to deploy and show moving to Kuwait. Both Pak and Yi will take has been deployed to the Middle East. — U.S. how much he supports troops and their management roles when they arrive. Army photo by Pfc. Jamal Walker
  • MAY 29, 2009 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 7 Members host localversion of popular game showBy Pfc. Jamal Walker with the contestant for only two questionsUSAG-RC Public Affairs before leaving the contestant to pick another classmate. R E D C LO U D G A R R I S O N — Questions each contestant and classmateBringing so much success last year, Better had to answer in secret were selected fromOpportunities for Single and Unaccompanied topics: first grade spelling, fifth gradeSoldiers hosted the second annual “Are you mathematics, third grade life science, andSmarter than a 5th Grader”competition at others. Despite the age level, each contestantUSAG-RC Mitchell’s Club May 4. was allowed three life lines, each of which The event included a buffet dinner and could only be used once. The contestanta raffle to win either $500 in cash or MP3 could choose to peek, copy, or be savedand MP4 players. after reading the question. In the event the “It was a very surreal experience for me,” contestant decided to peek, the designated Tes Compton (at podium), USAG-Casey Pear Blossom Cottage manager, answers questionssaid Francis Murrell, International Christian classmate was given time to pick an answer as moderated by Marshall Downs (standing), master of ceremonies, during the Are You SmarterSchool chaplain who was shocked at being for the given question, show their answer Than a 5th Grader game held in Mitchell’s Club on USAG-Red Cloud May 4. Photos from thisselected as one of the contestants. “I have to the contestant, leave the contestant to event are available online at — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jamal Walkeralways enjoyed watching the show, and that decide whether they would like to go with to help. is in the Army.”is what I was expecting tonight, to watch the classmates answer, or make another “We had to take a study and fill out Most of the fifth-graders enjoyedothers participate.” selection. If the contestant decided to copy paperwork and take a test to see who watching all the contestants be given a The game featured the same rules as those an answer, he automatically used the answer would be selected,” said Kyla Shamblin, “biggest loser” medal and the microphoneestablished in the popular TV game. the classmate chose. a fifth-grader selected as a classmate. “The to say their name, and admit they are not At the beginning of each contest, Marshall A save is given when a contestant chooses questions on the test were a lot harder than smarter than a fifth-grader, but the entireDowns, host of the contest, would draw a their first wrong answer. If the classmate the ones asked tonight, but after we were dining room came to life with applause andticket from a bowl containing names of has written the correct answer, he saves the selected, we were given a study guide on laughter when Command Sgt. Maj. Earlenethose wanting to participate, and call the contestant. However, a wrong answer by what would be covered in the event.” Lavender, USAG-RC Command Sgt. Maj.,number of the next contestant. both the classmate and the contestant ends “It was fun for me because I got to see and one of the contestants, was handed a The contestant would pick one of five the game. the Soldiers have fun, laugh, and have a medal and the microphone to say “I may bestudents, known as a classmate, to help them Once all three cheats have been used, the good time,” Shamblin added. “I hope all the garrison Command Sgt. Maj., but I amthrough the game. Each classmate stayed contestant is left alone with no classmates Soldiers stay safe, especially my uncle who not smarter than a fifth-grader.” Headquarters, Headquarters Company hosts prayer breakfast at Casey By Pfc. Jamal Walker finished his scripture reading and blessing Garland received a bachelor’s degree from USAG-RC Public Affairs of the food, all in attendance began to help Catawba College, Salisbury, N.C. themselves to a buffet. Garland spoke about how being a CASEY GARRISON — Members During the meal Shin moved toward believer and a Soldier ties a person to of the Headquarters and Headquarters the stage and explained it was Nelson’s last an obligation to do the right thing on Detachment hosted a prayer breakfast at the chance to attend a prayer breakfast. Shin or off duty. USAG-Casey Warrior Club, May 1. then asked Nelson if she would come up and “When you come to accept Christ “The purpose of the event is for Soldiers sing for everyone. Nelson sang a rendition of you are given this certain walk, aura, and to come out and hear the message, to give “Like Dew in the Morning,” made famous light all can see, because of your belief them comfort knowing there is a God that by Juanita Bynum. in Christ,” Garland said. “And with that loves them just as much as we do,” said Capt. “These prayer breakfasts mean a lot to light, it shines and guides you in the Kimberly Nelson, USAG-Casey HHD. me,” Nelson said. “As a commander, it is direction Christ wants you to follow, not Soldiers from HHD, 2nd Infantry important to prepare Soldiers, making sure toward the ‘ville,’ or the bar, but toward Division as well as the USAG-Casey chain they are mentally, physically, and spiritually Jesus himself, and because of this belief, Capt. Kimberly Nelson, USAG-Casey of command, were some of the many in fit. Once these needs are met, then we have we are called to help others find the light garrison HHC commander, sings to the attendance. an outstanding and productive Soldier.” of Christ.” attendees of the Garrison HHC Prayer The prayer breakfast began with a Nelson welcomed the prayer breakfast’s “The chaplains and the ministry team Breakfast comemorating National Prayer welcome from Sgt. Shin Jin Su, HHD senior guest speaker, Spc. Andrew Garland, one here is awesome,” Nelson said in closing. Day in USAG-Casey’s Warrior’s Club May Korean Augmentee to the United States of the ministers for the Red Cloud Church “I hope more people get involved, and 1. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jamal Army, and an invocation from Capt. Mario of God in Christ. He began preaching as more units tell Soldiers about ministry Walker Rosario, USAG-RC chaplain. After Rosario a youth minister, and during 2004-2008 events.” GATES from Page 6 Smedberg said Soldiers going to a range for out here. We provide aviation support for Individual Training or basic training. I Here, it’s all about movement. It’s very fastqualifications shoot from prone-supported the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade. They don’t look forward to being in combat, but paced. You have to find cover, communicateand prone-unsupported positions. “On this are mechanics and other types of skilled I look forward to training in the event I go with your buddies, make sure you’re notrange,” he said, “Soldiers get to walk with workers, but today they are here learning the into combat. I want to be as prepared as going to hit them, and make sure you pointweapons and get comfortable while building skills they may have to use someday when possible.” in the right direction. “up to the next gate – Gate 4. they deploy.” Spc. Jacob Movak-Tibbet, a small arms While in Iraq, Movak-Tibbet said he “Gate 4,” he said, “consisted of shooting Pfc. Joshua Ciphigaki, originally from repairer from California, has already spent moved to and from many bases on UH-around the corners of a HUMMV while Hawaii, works with computers, and said 15 months in Iraq with 1st Cavalry. 60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinookstanding, kneeling, switching positions; just this is his first duty station. “This is not my first unit,” he said, “so helicopters, but was only under fire whilegetting comfortable with the weapon. “I’ve never experienced training like this I’m familiar with this type of training. This in guard towers. “This adds up to Gate 5; reacting to a before,” he said, “but I’ve been enjoying is great training for new Soldiers, and it is “We did come under fire, but it wasnear ambush by exiting vehicles and taking it. This is something I didn’t expect to a good refresher for those of us who have nothing like this. In guard towers, we onlyfighting positions,” he said. experience here; just being able to fire live experienced combat.” returned fire,” he said. While this type of training may seem ammo in close quarters and using the M-16 Movak-Tibbet said the training is Smedberg said “Gates of Fire” is partstandard to Soldiers with combat experience, aiming scopes. This training is a big help to realistic. “In basic training,” he explained, of the battalion’s training exercise for theSmedberg said, “These are not infantry men us. It’s not something I’ve done in Advanced “we only fired from the prone position. quarter.
  • MAY 29, 2009 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 9 Day block party kickstarts summer By Cpl. Choi Keun-woo USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Hundreds of Yongsan community members welcomed the summer of 2009 with a Memorial Day block party at the Main Post Club parking lot Saturday, May 23. It rained all morning, but by noon the sky cleared for perfect weather. Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted the party to kick off what is expected to be a very long and hot summer. “We prepared a lot of exciting activities and band performances today,” said FMWR’s Community Recreation Division Chief Eric Yim. “I hope today will be a good indication of many more fun fairs and parties to come in the summer.” The party started off with a Korean rock band performance by the World Aid Band, which was followed by a stunning performance by DJ Shine, a famous Korean- American rapper. “I was born and raised in New York,” said DJ Shine. “I also have many friends who are enlisted in the U.S. Army. I just want to let everyone know how much I appreciate what the Army is doing for both the U.S. and Korea.” Hula hoop and limbo contests ensured that the crowd stayed engaged and had a good time as active participants rather than idle spectators. A ballet performance by the Child Youth and School Services School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills program, the exotic Hula and Tahitian dance performance and the vibrant Salsa dance performance also drew the attention of families who attended the party. “I liked how they mixed up a variety of performances,” said Spc. Timothy Blackmon. “I came here with my wife and daughter and we just had a blast.” U.S. Airline Alliance, Mr. Lee Heung-koo, President The Yongsan community enjoys participation, of Kumkang Incorporated, The Westin Chosun Seoul speculation and togetherness May 23 during the Hotel, American Forces Spouses Club, American Women’s Memorial Day block party outside Main Post Club. Club Thrift Shop Association, and the Korean-Foreigners — U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Choi Keun-woo Friendship Cultural Society sponsored the event.Korean university students visit YongsanBy Sgt. Lee Min-hwiUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Students and staff from aKorean university received a Yongsan Garrison orientationMay 20 introducing them to what U.S. Army does inKorea as part of the U.S. Forces Korea Good NeighborProgram. Nearly 40 visitors from Hallym University in Chunchon,east of Seoul, were treated to a luncheon with U.S. Civilianemployees, including Garrison Deputy Commander DonMoses. They also received a windshield tour around theinstallation and watched a multi-media presentation aboutthe Yongsan Relocation Program. “Since last year, we are having this annual good neighborevent so that a group of students can visit the U.S. Armybase and have insight to the global community that they areliving in,” said Wang Sin-sik, a Hallym University librarian. Nearly 40 Korean university students were given an opportunity to tour Yongson Garrison and eat lunch with U.S. Army Civilians.“This will be a good eye-opening experience for them.” The visit is part of the Good Neighbor program promoting strong U.S.-Korean relations. — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Lee Min-hwi The invitation to visit Yongsan was one of a series ofGood Neighbor program events coordinated with the the installation and listened to An’s explanations about “Although some people are skeptical of the existenceU.S. Embassy to help give Korea’s younger generation the history of the Garrison and how it operates as a whole of U.S. Army bases in Korea, I believe that a large part ofan improved understanding of the U.S. Army, said U.S. community where Americans and Koreans work together. Korea’s younger generation understands the circumstantialArmy Garrison-Yongsan Community Relations Officer “There are nearly 5,000 Korean employees in the necessity and economic benefits by having them in here,”An Chang-sin. Garrison,” An said. “Considering that there are almost said Yi Dong-uk, a Hallym junior. “I myself was once a “It is also important for us to show what the U.S. Army 20,000 people, including American Soldiers, Civilians Soldier in ROK Army and that experience gives me a deeperdoes beyond the walls,” An said. “Although younger Korean and their Families on this base, it is a huge number. The insight into this alliance.”generations are more open to American culture and their economic benefit gained by having this installation cannot “I once visited Yongsan-Garrison to perform Koreanway of living than older generations, it is vital that they be underestimated.” classical music when I was young, and it is refreshing toactually see and understand what the people are like through They also watched a multi-media presentation on the come and see this place again,” said Song Som-ee, a Hallymthis kind of experience.” alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United freshmen. “It helped me see that there is more to the alliance The students and staff received a windshield tour around States and the Yongsan Relocation Plan. between the two nations than I originally thought. I wish
  • USAG-Y • PAGE 10 AREA II THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Commissary Lot Sale Yongsan Commissary will hold a case lot sale May 29-31. This spectacular sale will feature savings from to 25-45 percent on 187 select products. For information, call 736-3310. Transportation 101 Learn to use the mass transportation system in Seoul. Dress for the weather and bring Korean won for lunch and transportation. Each participant receives a free T-Money Card. The next class is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 17 in building S4106, Room 124. For information, call 738-7505. Boss Warrior Strong BOSS is hosting a Summer Awareness Retreat focusing on Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention from 7 a.m. on June 5 until 1 p.m. on June 7 at the Religious Retreat Center. For information, call 737-4335. Career Directions Seminar Everyone is invited to the Career Directions seminar which is a comprehensive presentation designed to assist Military Spouses with the challenges of working within a rapidly changing lifestyle. The event is in Building 4106, Room 118, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. June 10. For information, Far East District Corps of Engineers Specialist Dr. Chon Sun-chu demonstrates how the Army tests soil for possible contaminates. Engineers Day is call 738-7505 or 738-8977. intended to inspire the next generation to consider careers in science, mathematics and engineering. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Lee Min-hwi Volunteer Management Training Series - Lunch and Learn Workshops If you are an organizational point of contact, Engineers dazzle students with technology lead volunteers, or just want to learn about By Sgt. Lee Min-hwi how to work with volunteers pack your lunch on the 2nd Wednesday of every USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs “The purpose is to raise awareness of the month and join us for our lunch and learn workshops. The topic for the workshop YONGSAN GARRISON —The Far East contributions engineers make to our nation, as 12-1 p.m. June 10 is: It’s PCS Season District Corps of Engineers held an Engineers and all of my Volunteers are Leaving! For Day at Seoul American High School May 15, well as generate motivation and excitement to information, call 738-7510. students who may be thinking about a career in bringing more than a dozen engineering experts to introduce students to the changing impact of Used Eyeglasses Drive Boy Scouts of America, Troop 80, is new technology and science. First observed in 1997, Engineers Day gives math, engineering, and science.” collecting used eyeglasses until May 31 throughout South and Main Posts (e.g. students a unique opportunity to talk face-to- face with practicing engineers and scientists. This Doug Bliss Commissary, PX, Hospital, Library, Collier Field, Optic Shops, etc.). Any eyeglasses, year, students and teachers interacted with subject Chief, Far East District Corps of Engineers including far vision, near vision, reading or matter experts in eleven technical demonstration sunglasses will be accepted. Eyeglasses booths in the school library. Geotechnical Engineering Branch, explained to grader Christopher McCormick. “It showed us will be donated to developing countries. “The purpose is to raise awareness of the students how engineers work on drainage issues. how to use computers to design structural bases contributions engineers make to our nation, as “We are adding about 11 million cubic meters of and the design process. It really helped me to know Free Smoking Cessation Classes well as generate excitement and motivation to fill to raise the elevation to protect it from flooding. about possible careers in engineering and that there Force Health Protection and Preventive students who may be thinking about a career in That is going to cause consolidation of the soil is more to engineering than I initially thought.” Medicine, 65th Medical Brigade is sponsoring Smoking Cessation classes math, engineering, and science,” said Doug Bliss, below,” Curran explained. “This is a great opportunity for us to 5 a.m. April 15-June 15 at building 5447. FED Corps of Engineers Chief of Geotechnical “It was great to learn about how these interact with the students and get them Briefings on other health promotion topics and Environmental Engineering Branch. engineering technologies are going to affect us,” interested in math and science,” said FED available for your unit include Tobacco The underlying theme of this year’s program said 11th grader Natalie McKiernan. “I really Corps of Engineers Commander Col. Dave Cessation classes, STD Prevention was the Korea Relocation Program, which involves appreciate that they put on this program for us.” Turner. “This will also give them some idea classes, Health Promotion classes and the massive relocation of Yongsan Garrison’s “What caught my attention was the 3-D about the transformation and construction Disease Prevention Screening. Additional facilities to the expanding Humphreys Garrison. Computer Aided Design and Drafting,” said 12th plans in U.S. Forces in Korean peninsula.” class topics are available upon request. “The Corps of Engineers and other military For information, call 736-6137. organizations are very busy with the Korea Change of Command Ceremony Relocation Program, so the demonstrations we Soldiers pitch in to clean Garrison The Special Troops Battalion-Korea change are giving today have an underlying theme of how engineers are going to accomplish it,” Bliss said. “It USAG-Yongsan of command ceremony is scheduled for 9-10 a.m. June 9. Lt. Col. Kevin Colyer will involves master planning, design and construction Headquarters and relinquish command to Lt. Col. Alexander that involves all aspects of engineering.” Headquarters Company Fullerton during the ceremony at Knight Two of the engineers who demonstrated real- Soldiers team up to Field. For information, call 010-925-00732. world engineering techniques were Jennifer Yoon collect debris May 18-22. and Matthew Curran. They recently became part The annual week-long Summer Youth Sports Registration spring clean-up beautifies of the FED Corps of Engineers working on the Youth Sports is having registration for the Garrison right as the summer basketball for ages 11-18 and relocation project in Humphreys Garrison. “I showed the students how civil, Memorial Day weekend summmer swimming for ages 5-18. Stop environmental and electrical engineering arrives. by School Age Services Building 4211 to register. For information, call 738-3001. disciplines are collaborating and involved in — U.S. Army Photo by designing the relocation project for numerous Pfc. Hwang Joon-hyun For a complete list of community facilities like elementary and high schools,” information news and notes, visit the Yoon said. Before coming to Korea, she designed USAG-Yongsan official web site at roadways in Los Angeles. Curran, one of the youngest engineers from
  • MAY 29, 2009 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 11 features free Wi-Fi hotspot By Spc. Jason C. Adolphson social media sites are restricted and usage is USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs limited to one hour,” Kim said. However, free Wi-Fi at the library offers visitors the freedom YONGSAN GARRISON — Connecting to use their own laptop for as long as they to the Internet for free is convenient at locations wish during operating hours. all across U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan. Now, Kim said people use Wi-Fi at the library Yongsan surfers can add another location to for more reasons than a comfortable and the list: the Yongsan Library. quiet setting. The Army and Air Force Exchange “A lot of Soldiers continuing their Service eatery locations - Town House, education online and home school students South Post, Camp Coiner and K-16 food come here,” she said. “There’s a plethora of courts, as well as the South Post Burger research resources right at their fingertips, and King and Popeye’s have offered free Wi-Fi they can also check out CDs to play while service for a couple of years. they do their work or check out DVDs to One Yongsan Soldier said the library is now wind down from a day of studying.” one of his favorite hangouts on the weekends. The library is also making additions to “It’s free, close to the barracks and quieter attract Yongsan’s youth. than other places on post,” Spc. Ed Manola said. “We plan to add a couple computers to “This is a place where I can just come to relax, the children’s room so kids can have a special send e-mails and chat with my family. I come place to come and access e-books,” Kim said. every weekend. It’s a good place to have.” “We’ll also be introducing summer book The library is filled with plush leather readings June 23-28.”Yongsan Librarian Yi Sun-cha signs up Spc. Ed Manola for a free Wi-Fi access password chairs, desks and tables to suit the needs Visitors can sign for a daily Wi-Fi accessMay 21 at the Yongsan Library. Manola gets a day of unlimited Internet service to interact of workspace for any visitor, said Library password at the library reception counter,online with his family in Dallas. Passwords change daily but there is no limit to the number of Director Dr. Esther Kim. which is open 9 a.m.-10 p.m. weekdays anddays visitors can sign up for the service. —— U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jason C. Adolphson “We have 33 desktop computers, but some 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on weekends.Yongsan hosts Pacific-wide softball tournament By Sgt. Lee Min-hwi military today,” Robinson said. USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs “This softball tournament originated back in the early 1970’s in Philippines,” said Bennie Jackson, YONGSAN GARRISON — Nearly 700 softball Yongsan Garrison sports director. “What started to players converged on Yongsan to play in the 19th annual give Soldiers an opportunity for recreation has become Pacific-wide Softball Tournament May 23-25 at the such as a huge tournament that everyone expects to sports fields at Collier Field House on South Post. The enjoy it.” official opening ceremony kicked off the tournament “We are going to win the whole game,” said Cpt. May 23. Eddie Byrd, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, “We had this softball tournament for 19 years in Combat Aviation Brigade. “I am really looking forward Yongsan and we are very proud and happy to host it,” said to it because we’ve got wonderful weather and everyone Director of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is out here to enjoy together.” Paul Robinson. “It brings teams from many different “There are a lot of good teams out here, so I think that places like Taiwan, the United States, Shanghai, Japan I would have a lot of fun,” said Tara Ballard, a supply and also here in Korea.” clerk from Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan on her first “Winning is important, but that is not what is most visit to Korea. important. I hope that everyone would play safe and The Guzzlers team has won the softball tournament fair,” said U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Command Sgt. title for five straight years. Greg Zayas, one of Guzzlers’ Major Ralph Rusch in the opening remarks. “Welcome players, was expecting to win this year as well. to Yongsan and enjoy the games.” “This is my sixth straight year to visit Korea for this This year, 24 male teams and 18 female teams were tournament,” Zayas said. “We hope that we could win this competing for the title of the Pacific-wide Men’s and year’s game again. I think that we have a really great teamMaj. David Myrda, HHC, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, Women’s Softball Tournament champions in the four- and we have a good chance to win this tournament.”plays infield for the Warriors during the 19th Annual Pacific-Wide day-long sports event. Zayas’ aspirations were dashed in an upset, though.Softball Tournament May 23. The tournament attracts more than “You are going to see the best softball plays you have On May 25 the men’s title went to the American Legion500 players each year. —— U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Lee Min-hwi never seen. Probably the biggest tournament in the and the women’s title went to the Lady Guzzlers. Yongsan Good Neighbor English Camp American host-families and Korean students participate in a week-long cultural exchange at Yongsan Garrison. The Good Neighbor English Camp program introduced Korean students to the American lifestyle at Yongsan through high school visits, fitness classes, military unit visits, and more. Students were invited to stay with American families on the Garrison for the duration of their visit, which culminated with a graduation party May 23. — Photo by Debbie Hong
  • USAG-Y • PAGE 12 AREA II THE MORNING CALM Family Cultural Exchange Program Asian-Pacific American Heritage MonthM ay is Asian-Pacific American of Honor and an unprecedented eight Heritage Month, a time Presidential Unit Citations. It’s quite an to honor citizens of our inspiring story. country whose families Here at Yongsan, we are in a uniquewent to America from halfway around situation in which we can witness andthe world and became integral members experience Korean culture right outside ourof American society. gates. For example, the first weekend in May, The origins of this month began in 1978 Seoul had one of its biggest cultural events ofwhen President Carter proclaimed the first the year. The Lotus Lantern Festival was an10 days of May as Asian Pacific Heritage extravaganza of thousands of glowing lanternsWeek. In May 1990, President George and endless lines of festive displays and floatsH.W. Bush expanded it to a month-long held to mark the birthday of Buddha. Itcommemoration and renamed it Asian- was a chance for us to learn about Korea’sPacific American ancient BuddhistHeritage Month. heritage. If you T h i s y e a r ’s didn’t make it,theme, “Lighting “Come out Saturday, May mark it on yourthe Past, Presenta n d Fu t u r e ,” 30 to the Yongsan Asian- calendar for next year, along withacknowledgesthe many nations Pacific American Heritage taking advantage of the manyand ethnicitiesthat Asian- Month Festival.” other cultural experiences a tourPacific Americans Col. Dave Hall to Korea offers.represent and D u r i n gtheir roles in USAG-Yongsan Commander this month,society that have we proudlyhelped strengthen celebrate Asian-American fellowship, encourage prosperity Pacific Americans, one of the fastestand enliven spirit. growing ethnic groups in the United The United States, it has often been States, for their remarkable role in ournoted, is a nation composed almost Nation’s development. More than 15entirely of descendants of immigrants. We million Americans claim Asian or Pacificcall ourselves Americans, but at the same ancestry. They make our culture moretime, we are proud of our roots - proud of vibrant, and America is a better placewhere our parents, our grandparents and for that.our great grandparents came from. Come out Saturday, May 30 to the Our Nation’s rich cultural diversity Yongsan Asian-Pacific American Heritagereflects our Constitution’s core vision of Festival. The 65th Medical Brigade isfreedom and justice for all. Throughout hosting the event at the parking lot acrossour history, Asian-Pacific Americans have from Collier Field House and Field No.made great contributions to America’s 12 . The festival will feature cultural tentsheritage and prosperity. and foods, entertainment and games Moreover, Asian-Pacific Americans for children. For information, call 737-in the U.S. military have been engaged a very real and dangerous service During the festival, we will celebrateto combat terrorism, and especially to Asian and Pacific Islanders here in Yongsanprotect new, fragile democracies that with Soldiers, families and civilians ofare emerging in Afghanistan and Iraq. Korean, Chinese, Philippines, GuamAsian-Pacific Americans have made lasting and Samoan culture. If you attend, you’llcontributions to America’s wartime efforts enjoy food samplings, dancing, music,since World War II. singing, martial arts demonstrations, face One of the most famous is the 442nd painting and other activities for kids andRegimental Combat Team, the “Go for adults, along with displays of Asian-PacificBroke” outfit of Japanese-Americans Islander products.who fought valiantly in Europe during One highlight of the festival will beWorld War II. It was the most decorated food sampling of traditional foods, suchunit for its size and length of service. In as pancit, lumpia, adobo (chicken, pork,total, 14,000 men served with the unit, shrimp), and bibingka (cassava, sweetearning 9,486 Purple Hearts, 21 Medals rice). See you there!
  • MAY 22, 2009 NEWS IMCOM-K • PAGE 13 Stanley wins best small commissary award FORT LEE, Va. – Five commissaries • Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., winner Eustis, Va. commissary customer service surveywere honored as DeCA’s best during of the Director’s Award for the Best • Overseas commissary honorable and sales. Under accountability, allthe Defense Commissar y Agency’s Superstore. mention award winners: Daniel Award departments in the store – meat, grocery2009 Conference and Training Event “When we acknowledge our best it sets – U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt and and produce – must be accountable forin Richmond, Va., May 19. Winning a standard across the agency that raises Ramstein Air Base in Germany; and their physical inventory during fiscalcommissaries by categor y for the the bar for all our stores,” said Philip E. Aviano Air Base, Italy; Rivers Award – 2008. For unit cost, a store’s annualcompetition were: Sakowitz Jr., DeCA director and CEO. Camp Carroll, South Korea; Cairo, Egypt; operating expenses must meet or come • Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., “These awards validate the excellence of and Livorno, Italy. in below the average of previous years.winner of the Bill Nichols Award for the our employees and industry partners as • Honorable mention award winners Under the commissary customer serviceBest Large Commissary in the United they deliver a world class benefit to our for the Continental United States: survey criteria, the store must exceed theStates; most deserving customers.” Nichols Award – Norfolk Naval Shipyard DeCA average or the average for its sales • Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., Runners-up, honorable mentions and Portsmouth, Va.; Charleston Air Force category. And, under sales, stores in thewinner of the Richard M. Paget Award noteworthy performers were: Base, S.C.; and Naval Submarine Base continental United States must show afor the Best Small Commissary in the • Nichols Award runner-up: Marine Bangor, Wash.; Paget Award – Naval positive sales growth averaging fiscal 2008United States; Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, with previous years’ sales. • U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, • Paget Award runner-up: Naval Miss.; Vance Air Force Base, Okla.; DeCA’s Best Commissary awardsGermany, winner of the Dan Daniel Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren, Va. and Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas; recognize overall excellence in commissaryAward for the Best Large Commissary • Daniel Award runner-up: U.S. Army Director’s Award – Naval Base San Diego, operations and service. The awardsOverseas; Garrison Schinnen, Netherlands. Calif.; Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, are named in honor of legislators who • Camp Stanley, South Korea, winner • Rivers Award runner-up: Camp N.C.; and Fort Bragg South, N.C. protected the commissary benefit andof the L. Mendel Rivers Award for the Zama, Japan. Winning stores are evaluated in championed quality-of-life issues for theBest Small Commissary Overseas; and • Director’s Award runner-up: Fort four areas: accountability, unit cost, military and their families. downloading of software (Freeware, Shareware, and Trial Versions) to a government IA Message of the Week computer is not authorized, and the installation of any software requires approval. In most cases, these types of software will not be authorized for installation on a Jeff Wares, CISSP government computer. All government systems are monitored for this type of Information Assurance Program Manager downloading activity, and when identified, an investigation is always initiated. NETCOM, Regional Chief Information Office-Korea Region Depending upon what was downloaded to a system; various actions must be taken to remove the software. In some cases, it may be necessary to rebuild the system, Downloading Free Software which could result in the loss of data, not to mention the time lost from not being There are numerous websites which offer Freeware, Shareware and/or trial able to use your system. If you or your organization has a need for a particular versions of software. This provides an excellent opportunity to try new software software application, contact your Information Management Officer, Information without having to purchase it. In some cases the software is Freeware, meaning Assurance Manager, or the Regional Chief Information Assurance Office for that it is free for your individual use, but not for corporate or government use. The guidance or assistance. No Endorsement Implied No Endorsement Implied
  • IMCOM-K • PAGE 14 NEWS THE MORNING CALM2nd ID Warriors form ‘living insignia’ for 2nd time in division history By Master Sgt. Michael Pintagro 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Approximately 5,000 Warriors from the 2nd Infantry Division created a human version of the division’s distinctive Indianhead patch for only the second time in an organizational history dating from World War I, May 21 at Indianhead Stage Field on Camp Casey, Korea. A steady drizzle that persisted throughout the event may have dampened the Warriors’ wet weather gear and dress uniforms but it didn’t dampen the Soldiers’ resolve to take part in an historic event. Organizers placed the first human elements of the division patch around 6 a.m. and continued to build the insignia throughout the early morning, adding Warriors to the massive formation as they marched onto the field as companies, platoons and detachments. Various dress uniforms replicated the insignia’s colors. The insignia was built from the middle out, with the most intricate portions of the pattern established first and the masses of Soldiers replicating the exterior placed last. The division’s commanding general, command sergeant major and senior staff stood at the base of the insignia. Around 9:25 the assembled Warriors looked up and a small army of division photographers – several mounted 35 feet high in mechanical “cherry pickers” – commenced snapping photos of the formation. Maj. Gen. John W. Morgan III, the commanding general, addressed his Soldiers after the second-of-its kind “photo op” in division history. “Great job,” he told them. “You are part of history and part of the great 2nd Infantry Division. I’m proud of each and every one of you. Thank you for your service to the nation and to this great division.” Warriors of all ranks, roles and career fields from organizations and installations across the division’s footprint in Korea joined their leaders in the “patch.” According to 2nd Lt. Michael Nuclo, the division engineer operations officer and a key event organizer, leaders made a consciousApproximately 5,000 Warriors from the 2nd Infantry Division form a human version of the distinctive Indianhead patch Thursday effort to include all division units and ranks.morning (May 21) at Indianhead Stage Field on Camp Casey, Korea. To see all of the photos from this event visit flickr at: — U.S. Army photo by Maj. Vance Fleming, 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs — See 2ID INSIGNIA, Page 18 — May 22 - 28 LOCATION Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Fast & Furious 2009 Fast & Furious 2009 Monsters vs. Aliens CASEY (PG-13) 6:30 p.m. (PG-13) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. Fast & Furious 2009 No Show Monsters vs. Aliens No Show Angels and Demons Angels and Demons Adventureland (PG-13) 7:30 p.m. (PG) 7:30 p.m. 730-7354 (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. Confessions of a Shopaholic Confessions of a Shopaholic HENRY Star Trek (PG) 3 p.m. (PG) 3 p.m. Adventureland (PG13) 7 p.m. Star Trek Star Trek (R) 7 p.m. No Show No Show No Show 768-7724 (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Monsters vs. Aliens Monsters vs. Aliens HUMPHREYS Angels and Demons (PG) 3:30 p.m. (PG) 3:30 p.m. Fast & Furious 2009 Fast & Furious 2009 Adventureland Adventureland (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. Angels and Demons Angels and Demons (PG-13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (PG-13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m. 753-7716 (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. HOVEY Adventureland Monsters vs. Aliens Angels and Demons No Show Fast & Furious 2009 No Show Terminator Salvation: (R) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. The Future Begins 730-5412 (PG-13) 7 p.m. Terminator Salvation: Terminator Salvation: KUNSAN The Future Begins The Future Begins X-Men Origins: Wolverine No Show No Show No Show Fast & Furious 2009 (PG13) 6 / 8:30 p.m. (PG-13) 6 p.m. 782-4987 (PG-13) 6 / 8:30 p.m. (PG-13) 6 / 8:30 p.m. Night at the Museum: Night at the Museum: Terminator Salvation: Terminator Salvation: Terminator Salvation: Terminator Salvation: OSAN Battle of the Smithsonian Battle of the Smithsonian The Future Begins The Future Begins The Future Begins The Future Begins High School Graduation 784-4930 (PG) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (PG) 1 / 3:30 / 6 / 8:30 p.m. (PG-13) 1 / 3:30 / 6 / 8:30 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. Ceremony Star Trek RED CLOUD (PG-13) 7 p.m. Fast & Furious 2009 Adventureland Monsters vs. Aliens Race to Witch Mountain No Show Angels and Demons Friday the 13th (PG-13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. 732-6620 (R) 9 p.m. Duplicity Star Trek STANLEY (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Star Trek Madea Goes to Jail No Show Terminator Salvation: Miss March Race to Witch Mountain I Love You Man (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. The Future Begins (R) 7 p.m. 732-5565 (PG-13) 7 / 9 p.m. (PG) 9:00 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. Adventureland Adventureland Adventureland I Love You, Man (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. YONGSAN Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Night at the Museum: I Love You, Man (R) 7 p.m. Fast & Furious 2009 (PG-13) 7 p.m. Fast & Furious 2009 (PG-13) 7 p.m. 738-7389 (PG-13) 5:30/9:00 p.m. (PG-13) 1 / 4:15 / 7:30 p.m. (PG) 1 / 4:30 / 7:30 p.m. Battle of the Smithsonian (PG) 6:00 p.m. Night at the Museum: Night at the Museum: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Battle of the Smithsonian Battle of the Smithsonian (PG) 6:00 p.m. (PG) 6:00 p.m. (PG) 6:00 p.m. U.S. ID card holders enjoy free movies courtesy of Army MWR at U.S. Army installations in Korea.
  • 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 Sunday 1100 Warrior Chapel Liturgical Sunday 0800 Memorial Chapel Gospel 1300 Super Gym Walker Sunday 1100 Crusader Chapel Contemporary Sunday 0930 South Post Chapel Contemporary 1700 Super Gospel 1215 Camp Walker Sunday 1100 Hovey Chapel Traditional Sunday 1100 South Post Chapel Gym 1300 Camp Carroll Gospel 1100 Memorial Chapel, Casey Gospel Sunday 1230 South Post Chapel KATUSA Contemporary Sunday 1100 Casey Memorial Chapel Mision Pentecostal Hispana Tuesday 1900 Super Gym Friday 1900 Camp Walker 1100 Camp Stanley Chapel Sunday 1430 South Post Chapel Korean Korean Korean Sunday 0910 Hannam Village Chapel Wednesday 1930 Super Gym Tuesday 1900 Camp Carroll Stanley Chapel Wednesday 1830 Camp Walker COGIC United Pentecostal Catholic Services Sunday 1230 CRC Warrior Chapel Sunday 1330 Memorial Chapel Mass Catholic Services KATUSA Daily 1145 Annex 2 Chapel Mass Sunday 1930 CRC Warrior Chapel KATUSA Tuesday 1830 Memorial Chapel Sunday 0930 Super Gym Sunday 0900 Camp Walker Sunday 1300 Jackson Auditorium 1700 Camp Eagle Chapel 1130 Camp Carroll Tuesday 1900 Camp Stanley Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist 1700 Suwon Air Base Chapel Saturday 1700 Camp Walker Tuesday 1840 Casey Stone Chapel Saturday 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital Jewish Tuesday 1800 Camp Castle Chapel Every 2nd Friday 1830 Annex 2 Chapel Jewish Worship Service Tuesday 1830 Casey Memorial Chapel Early Morning Service Every Friday at 1900 - Camp Walker Chapel, Classroom #1 Tuesday 1830 Camp Hovey Chapel (Korean) Mon-Sat 0510 South Post Chapel For information, contact Corey Ringer at, or 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 Sunday 1215 West Casey Chapel Catholic Mass Saturday 1700 Memorial Chapel The Command Chaplain’s Office is here to perform, provide, or coordinate total religious support to the United Sunday 0930 Camp Hovey Chapel Sunday 0800 South Post Chapel Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Eighth U.S. Army Servicemembers, their families and authorized Sunday 1130 Memorial Chapel 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,, 753-7042 732-6169No Endorsement Implied No Endorsement Implied
  • IMCOM-K • PAGE 16 FEATURE THE MORNING CALM 3-2 ADA ‘Eagles Dare’ Battalion around the penninsulahumphreys garrison — 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Soldiers fromSuwon Air Base began their re-deployment back to Fort Bliss, Texas recently, taking with thema year’s worth of accomplishments from the Land of the Morning Calm. (3-2 ADA Soldiersclockwise from top left) 1st Lt. Kristina Allen re-enlists Sgt. Dustin Spencer in a Gas chamberfilled with tear gas; female Soldiers receive instruction on how to perform a traditional Koreanbow in etiquette classes during a tour of Suwon; a Soldier pulls a cable from a electric powerplant to an engagement control system during a crew drill; Soldiers joust it out during a battalionorganizational day; a Soldier checks a launch system during Table VIII training; Soldiers prepareto ring a bell for prosperity during a Suwon tour of Hwaseong Fortress. — U.S. Army photosby Capt. Christopher Clement
  • IMCOM-K • PAGE 18 NEWS THE MORNING CALMStaff Sgt. Christophe Paul holds up the original 1925 Living Insignia photo as he towers over the 2009 formation to mark the historic event — U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Chirstophe Paul 2ID INSIGNIA from Page 14 “We’ll have Soldiers from every the division engineer shop. “It feels pretty the patch design and adjusting for the slope than the 2nd ID.’”significant division hub,” he said before good to be part of an event like this that of the angle from 35 feet,” Nuclo said. “This is a time in the history of thethe event. “They’re coming from (camps) hopefully will last another 84 years.” “For all our technological advantages division when the camaraderie and espritHovey, Casey, Camp Red Cloud, The ceremony recreated an event I’m not sure what we did was a lot different de corps have never been higher,” AnastasiaHumphrey and K-16.” conducted 84 years ago at Fort Sam from what they did in 1925,” he added said. “In my 21 years of service I’ve never Participants expressed enthusiasm for Houston, Texas, which served as division with a smile. “That was a generation of been part of an organization with such athe opportunity to play a unique role in headquarters during the period between Americans that built a lot of amazing spirit of brotherhood, so this was an idealdivision history. the World Wars. things.” time to take the picture.” “When I first got to Korea they took us “It’s the first time this has been Organizers and observers described the Nuclo drew an historical parallelto the 2nd ID Museum and showed us the accomplished since 1925,” said William M. present as an ideal time for the division to between the generations of Warriorsoriginal patch picture and said if we were Alexander, the 2nd ID museum director recreate the insignia. pictured in the past and present livinghere long enough we might get a chance and division historian. Organizational “Service on the Korean Peninsula insignia recreate it,” said Pfc. Isaac Buckman pride, heritage and esprit de corps, the is so important a part of the division’s “The older guys in that picture wouldof Company F, 333rd Target Acquisition retired Army colonel added, motivated heritage it’s only appropriate they do this have served in World War I, and most ofBattery, 210th Fires Brigade. “I thought both “living insignia” ceremonies. on the peninsula,” Alexander said. “The the younger guys would serve later in Worldthat was really cool, and it’s great that I “Living insignia” formations, Alexander division suffered the highest number and War II,” Nuclo said of the 1925 photo.really had an opportunity to do it.” noted, “were widely popular during the proportion of casualties during the war and “So you had a unique moment when most “This will go down in history and ‘20s – that was probably the high point of its members received the highest number of of the participants served in one of the twowill always be remembered,” added Pvt. their popularity. Maj. Gen. Morgan had awards. Over half of the division’s service greatest wars of their era. Now our SoldiersJeremiah Heard of Battery E, 143rd Air the vision to do this again.” has been in Korea. It’s due to that Korean are either on their way from or eventuallyDefense Artillery, 210th Fires Brigade. Alexander said he plans to display the War legacy Gen. Douglas MacArthur said, going to Iraq or Afghanistan – the two warsOther Soldiers, he predicted, “will love it new living insignia photo alongside the ‘No division I’ve ever commanded is better of our era.”and they will wish they could do it just the 1925 image in the museum foyer.same way that we did.” Event organizers confronted daunting Event organizers seemed equally engineering, mechanical and logisticalinspired by their achievement and relieved challenges. Conducting a 5,000-it came off without a hitch. Soldier formation, with all its inherent “This was a deliberate operation like transportation and scheduling difficulties,everything else we do in this division,” said represents a significant feat in itself. EventLt. Col. Michael Anastasia, the division and unit leaders worked tirelessly to ensureG-3 (operations officer) and the primary consistency in uniform and precision infigure in the planning and execution of the insignia. “The event was meticulously Division engineers faced a particularlyplanned and executed precisely according daunting task: determining andto that plan.” implementing the proper configuration “Everything went very well,” said Lt. and dimensions. This required engineersCol. Leroy Sharpe, the division engineer. to establish models projecting the likely“We knew it was going to rain and we appearance of the Soldiers from a vantageplanned for it. I’m glad it all came together point 35 feet high and to the front of theso well. It was an honor and privilege to be formation, and arranging 5,000 Warriors Warriors from the 2nd Infantry Division form the middle of the “Indianhead” May 21 at Indianhead Stagepart of history today.” in accordance with that vision. Field on Camp Casey, Korea. To see all of the photos from this event visit flickr at: “I think it went very well,” added Sgt. “We used computer models – there are or the 2ID web site: — U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christophe D. Paul,1st Class Kyle Roberts, the NCOIC of mathematical equations we used based on 41st Signal Battalion/Visual Information Support Center
  • MAY 29, 2009 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 21 3-2 ADA NCO’s give, take best of their tour home to U.S. Patriot systems specialist Sgt. ManuelBy Ken Hall Soliz said though he was anxious to beUSAG-Humphreys Public Affairs promoted, he wanted to get as much training and experience as he could before HUMPHREYS GARRISON — The moving up in rank.3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery “I was pinned sergeant downrange andcased its colors during a relief-in-place I was fortunate to have completed what Iceremony at Suwon Air Base May 22, needed in my promotion package whilecompleting a busy yet productive year in deployed,” Soliz said. “I took my time toRepublic of Korea. make sure I learned the whole aspect of what The 6th Battalion 52nd ADA (Iron it means to be an NCO. As a specialist, youHorse), from Fort Sill, Okla. replaced have the opportunity to hold the duty of an3-2 ADA, (Eagles Dare) and assumed NCO and you get an idea of what the greyresponsibility for air defense coverage of the areas are and how to work more efficiently.northern part of the Korean peninsula. Downrange, I served with NCOs that I As 3-2 ADA’s tour wound down, the knew I wanted to be like and I’m glad ISoldiers and leaders reflected on their time achieved that experience to help me promotein Korea. Soldiers said they were dedicated to sergeant.”to using their time in Korea not only to Sgt. Robert Veloz, also a Patriot systemsprovide air defense support for the peninsula specialist, said as a result of high participationbut for personal and professional growth. in the I am Strong: Better Opportunity for Prior to 3-2’s deployment to South Korea Single Soldiers program, 6-52 ADA Soldiersin May 2008, battalion commander Lt. Col. (left to right) 3-2 ADA battalion Soldiers Sgt. Penny Pabon, Sgt. Manuel Soliz, Sgt. Robert Veloz who will relieve them will have more qualityCarolyn Birchfield, and Command Sgt. and 3-2 ADA Bn 1st Sergeant Prentiss Hall. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall of life opportunities.Maj. Bryan Pinkney told their Soldiers to to NCOs who guided her during her career proficient air and missile defense battalion “There’s going to be a bigger music roomset personal and professional goals and get as well as the NCOs and Soldiers she serves in the force. I hope our Soldiers will take and more video games,” said Veloz. “Theinvolved in as many activities as possible to with every day. back an appreciation of our great alliance types of activities that were available weregive them the chance to see Korea, meet new “NCOs tend not to seek recognition with South Korea.” good when we arrived here last year butfriends and help make the year away from for themselves, but confer it onto their One of the first sergeants assigned to the now they’ll be even better and that’s whattheir families go by faster. Soldiers,” she said. “Everyone can read our Eagles Dare battalion, 1st Sgt. Prentiss Hall, we’ve been able to accomplish here. We’ve Eagles Dare Battalion NCOs heeded news articles and grasp the hard work and has served more than 22 years in the Army had to make some sacrifices during barracksthe advice and led their Soldiers into dedication we all have accomplished here.” and is optimistic about the future of the renovations but now the 6-52 and futureevery community opportunity they could While 3-2 NCOs led their Soldiers to NCO Corps. But, he said, NCOs who’ve Soldiers will have nice rooms to live in andparticipate in on and off post. winning performances across all intramural been in the Army 20 years or more need to if we don’t take care of our future Soldiers “Some people don’t know what’s available sporting events during the past year– take young NCOs aside and show them the – who will?”to them,” said Sgt. Penny Pabon, chemical, dominating the Commanders Cup point things that make NCOs who they are. “Our BOSS program has been anbiological, radiological and nuclear specialist, race along the way–they always kept their “We’re going through a war that’s being integral part of the morale of our Battalion3-2 ADA. “But the vigorous efforts put forth mission with coalition partner South Korea fought on many fronts right now and there’s and we all enjoyed being a part of theirby our Army NCO Corps is expected of us in sight. turmoil in the Army,” Hall said. “I’ve seen activities,” said Birchfield. “Commandand during the Year of the NCO, junior “Our Soldiers became better at their the Warrior Leader Course cut down to Sergeant Major Pinkney and I are incrediblyenlisted Soldiers will see stories about craft, be it our core competency of air and two weeks and I think we need to do an proud our Soldiers involvement in all ofwhat NCOs do, learn from them and set missile defense or all the support required azimuth check as a corps and get back to our community relations programs. Ournew goals for themselves. If we don’t take to sustain the Battalion at its wartime our core values as to what makes us NCOs. Soldiers have given their time and in returnadvantage of extracurricular opportunities, locations,” said Birchfield. “The mission We’re the only Army in the world that gives have received so much ... friendships thatthey’ll go away.” we performed was incredibly important for its NCOs as much power as we have but will last a lifetime. I hope the Koreans will Pabon achieved battalion Soldier of the the security of the peninsula and because there’s a reason we’re the best Army in the remember our battalion for us truly wantingQuarter honors and attributes her success of our year here, we have become the most world – it’s our NCOs.” to be a part of their community.” 6-52 ADA battalion takes over air defense role at Suwon Air BaseBy Sgt. Scott Smith to Korea to take over the Air Defense mission.35th ADA Brigade Command Group With emotions running high, it was a proud yet somber moment for Lt. Col. Carolyn Birchfield, 3-2 ADA Battalion HUMPHREYS GARRISON — 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air commander.Defense Artillery transferred authority for its missions to “For our battalion and me personally, one of the hardest6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment during good-byes will be to our host nation,” she said.a brief ceremony at Suwon Air Base, May 22. Birchfield has led the battalion for the past year during American military personnel and Korean officials what she calls a “very successful” year. She welcomed 6-52attended the ceremony as both battalions stood ready to serve ADA and added “…you can’t ask for a better place to spendtheir next mission. 3-2 is headed back to Ft. Bliss, Texas, the next year of duty.”then to Fort. Sill, Okla. where it will join the 31st ADABrigade. 6-52, once under 31st ADA Brigade, will now bea permanent part of the 35th ADA Brigade. “For our battalion and me per- In his remarks during the ceremony Lt. Gen. JosephFill, Eighth U.S. Army commanding general, said that 3-2 sonally, one of the hardest good-ADA Soldiers made great new friends and established strongrelationships while in Korea and provided the best air defense byes will be to our host nation.”support for the peninsula. Col. James Dickinson, 35th ADA Brigade commander, - Lt. Col. Carolyn Birchfieldemphasized during his remarks that the air defense missionis arguably one of the most important in the theatre and oneon the most complex. During his remarks, Lt. Col. Robert Kelley, 6-52 ADA Lt. Col. Robert Kelly, 6th Battalion 52nd Air Defense Both battalions worked long and hard over the past couple commander said “it’s fitting for 6-52 ADA to be chosen for Artillery commander and 6-52 ADA Command Sergeantof months to prepare for this moment. 3-2 ADA prepared a rotation to Korea because of their rich past tradition here, Major Timothy Hockenberry uncase the colors of the “Ironfor its move back to the U.S. while 6-52 ADA spent the past with eight campaign streamers – it’s almost as if this was a Horses” during a relief-in-place ceremony at Suwon Airnine months at Fort Sill certifying and preparing to deploy homecoming of the battalion colors.” Base, May 22. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Scott Smith
  • USAG-H • PAGE 22 AREA III THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Civilian Spotlight: USO’s Daisy Watson Air Conditioning Policy The Directorate of Public Works will turn on the USAG-Humphreys Air Conditioning system By Ken Hall when four of five consecutive days have an USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs effective temperature of 85 F or higher, in accordance with Eighth U.S. Army Regulation HUMPHREYS GARRISON — While 700-1. If your facility has an exception to the stationed with her active duty Army husband policy to have the system turned on earlier, send in Heidelberg, Germany, Daisy Watson and your memorandum with justification through the her family were regular customers of United DPW to the Installation Commander. Services Organization tours. “The USO was really how I learned to Community Yard Sale Your trash may be another person’s treasure, get around and where everything was in so gather all those items that you would like Germany,” she said. But when she arrived to sell for the Community Yard Sale 10 a.m.-2 to USAG-Humphreys in Jan. 2006, she p.m., May 30 at the Commissary parking lot. noticed the USO was different than her Pay $5 per spot and a table if you have PCS previous USO experience in Germany. orders (60-day window). For more information “The USO (there) is totally different than contact Natalie Boutte at 753-3013. our USO,” said Watson. “Their USO doesn’t get involved in the community – all they do Homeschooling Family Get Together is tours. That’s still good, but it’s not enough Homeschooling families are invited to a get together 6 p.m., June 8 at the barbecue gazebo for the on-base residents. There’s no unit in Family Housing. Bring your family and some function support or barbeques and that’s the food to celebrate the end of the school year. For difference between there and here.” more information contact Elisabeth Townley at Watson not only noticed the difference, 010-3144-0352 or elisabethtownley@yahoo. she decided to do something about it. com. This event is sponsored by the USAG- “There had to be something done Humphreys Chapel. to provide our Soldiers who are here, unaccompanied, on short tours, to keep Daisy Watson, USAG-Humphreys USO Center Manager. — U.S. Army photo by Ken BOSS Beach Blast morale up,” she said. Watson was hired as Warrant Officer Stanley Watson for of time recruiting volunteers to help support Daecheon Beach June 12 - 14 the USO Center manager in 2006 and, 19 years, and has moved several times USO activities. Sign up at the Humphreys Outdoor Recreation during her tour, balanced her time as throughout his career. “As the Humphreys USO center grows Center of call 753-8828 mother, Army wife, USO center manager “I’ve always worked and I didn’t feel bigger, I hope the volunteer base will also and college student. that living here would be any different,” she grow with it,” she said. “We work hard to Humphreys Camp Adventure “I recently completed my Masters of said. “I want to work and contribute to the provide a home atmosphere like you would Open June through August to all CYS Business Administration from University community. I learned jobs at Humphreys find in a small community where everyone Services children that have completed grades of Phoenix, but I’m still a military spouse, were very limited and the USO was opening feels like they know each other. When 1 - 5. Children can sign up for specific weeks following my husband and working with by 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the a new center here so, I felt the USO would be Soldiers come in, we greet them and they feel the USO. Working for a non-profit that a perfect fit for me to help support Soldiers like they’re at home. I really love the feeling week they would like to attend. Visit CYS Services Bldg. 570 or call 753-8507 for more focuses on the business of people has been who are away from home and Families here that we have been able to provide comfort information. very rewarding, especially at Humphreys. who need entertainment.” and morale to our Soldiers, Civilians and Fortunately the USO is more focused Watson said her primary focus has been their Families.” Civilian Retirement Briefings towards the military and this is something to get Soldiers interested in what USO has Daisy will accompany her husband Representatives from the Army Benefits I’ve known about for a long time.” to offer so that they are always involved in Stanley and daughter Kaela on their next Center will be visiting Area III to conduct Watson has been married to Chief their community. Watson has also spent a lot tour at Fort Belvoir, Va. in early June. briefings on CSRS retirement systems, June 9 in Bldg. S756 from 12 - 5 p.m., and FERS retirement systems, June 10 in the Theater from 12 - 5 p.m. June 10 They will also provide information on using the EBIS and IVRS Area III Teens meet to develop ways to improve quality of life systems for processing benefits. Humphreys Construction Update By Lori Yerdon As Humphreys Garrison grows during USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs the next several years construction projects will cause interruptions of H U M P H R EY S G A R R I S O N — electrical and water service as well as Thirteen teenagers from USAG-Humphreys detours and delays on our roads. We participated in a focus group at Osan High ask your patience as we transform our School recently, voicing questions and post into the Installation of Choice on concerns about their community. the Korean Peninsula. We will provide “Our goal is to capture feedback from weekly updates and construction news to keep the community informed. customers and improve quality of life,” • Freedom Road water line replacement said Sandra Peckins, USAG-Humphreys is continuing. Please watch for construction customer management services officer. equipment in roadways and signal man “Customer Management Services is a directing traffic. process that captures the voice of all our • The Freedom Road walking and bike Area III customers.” path is being replaced. This work will take The Customer Management Services teen USAG-Humphreys teens participated in a focus group at Osan High School and voiced their approximately 90 days. focus group is the first of its kind conducted questions, concerns and comments about their community. The Customer Management Services • Pavement resurfacing and relocation of in Area III; Peckins thinks Humphreys’ teens teen focus group is the first of its kind in Area III. — U.S. Army photo by Lori Yerdon end lights and airfield fire hydrant systems are all under way. Estimated date of completion is have a lot to say but don’t necessarily have a “I think participating in this focus group quarter or every three months, May 28. platform to voice their concerns. is really cool,” said Masson Christofferson. “This event today is allowing teens to The focus group brought together high “They (CMS) care about our opinions and voice their concerns and bringing them We Want Your Stories! schoolers to discuss Humphreys quality of how we feel about things and also consider together in this type of forum allows us to We want to publish your stories and photos life issues that directly affect them. us part of the Army community life.” help them better,” said Peckins. “As issues in The Morning Calm Weekly and on the Chief among their concerns were: Teens discussed issues and were are raised today, we will forward them to the USAG-Humphreys Command Channel. transportation from Humphreys to Osan Air encouraged to come up with proactive (particular) directorate to be resolved.” Please send any information or products Base for early-morning sporting events, the solutions and recommendations. Issues raised during the Teen focus group to Ken Hall at the USAG-Humphreys need for a more diverse selection of activities Public Affairs Office at 754-8847 The focus group is the second Peckins not related to quality of life for community for high school-age students and having a set has conducted for community members this members are forwarded to Denise Chappell, or location for teenagers to hang out. year. She hopes to conduct focus groups each Army Family Action Plan manager here.
  • MAY 29, 2009 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 23 MPs compete for top Army mobile field kitchenBy Ken HallUSAG-Humphreys Public Affairs HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Forabout three weeks recently, about 50 Soldiersfrom 557th Military Police Companyleft the comfort of Humphreys Garrisonhousing and moved into field tents in aheavily wooded area known as training areaCharlie, about a mile outside the Garrison’smain gate here. Among the group of security specialists,and Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Armywere seven Soldier culinarians, led by Sgt.1st Class Edward Jackson, 557th MP Co.Together, they manned a mobile kitchentrailer to feed the troops. “ We have an outstanding MKTcrew, but have been operating without anoncommissioned officer who is away atschool,” said Jackson. “This has challengedour junior enlisted Soldiers to step up intoNCO leadership positions.” What makes this training different fromother exercises is the Soldier culinarians andthe MP’s they are supporting are competingtogether to advance to the 2009 U.S. Army Seven Soldier culinarians served about 100 meals per day in a mobile kitchen trailer during a three-week training exercise at training area Charlie,Connelly Award competition as Eighth near USAG-Humphreys, recently. — U.S. Army photo by Ken HallU.S. Army’s top active Army field kitchen process is comprehensive and tedious and honors at the Department Army Connelly during operations.operation representative. Three judges from begins during breakfast. Awards,” said Master Sgt. Christopher Up to three MKT’s are used to feed aEUSA evaluated them on a point system. “They evaluate everything from sanitation Cotton, 557th Military Police Company. battalion-sized organization in the field. “For this training mission we’re operating to how we serve food and also evaluate “There are two groups of people that tend to The final results of the 2009 EUSAas if North Korea has attacked us and everything that’s going on throughout the go unnoticed in the Army – food service and level Connelly Award competition will betraining area Charlie is our area of operations camp,” said Jackson. MP’s. Competitions like Connelly recognize announced June 15.for the 557th Military Police Company,” But their performance wasn’t the only all the hard work they all do. Their duty The DA level Connelly Awardssaid Command Sgt. Maj. Ricky Haralson, one being graded, the MP’s round-the-clock requires getting up at three or four o’clock competition takes place during Oct. - Nov.94th MP Battalion. (Polar Bears) “Ideally, security operations on the training area’s in the morning to make breakfast for troops 2009. Judges from Fort Lee Va., will conductwhen Soldiers come off their combat patrol perimeter was also being graded, and their and MPs are in the support role because we an on-site inspection across the Army.they roll up in to the MKT and have hot final score is averaged in with the score of the provide security for everyone.” The purpose of the competition is tochow. The MP’s provide security for the battlefield kitchen’s teamto come up with a The MKT features screened walls to allow elevate the standards of food service diningcooks and Soldiers who eat in the adjacent final score for the unit. for ventilation during meal preparations as facilities in garrison and on the battlefield.dining tent.” “Last year, our battalion took runners-up temperatures routinely exceed 100 degrees Jackson said the day-long inspection Humphreys Soldiers compete in 2009 Best Warrior Competition Sgt. Lora Kelly, (left) and Korean Augmentee to the U.S. Army Cpl. Park, Jae-yong, (right) both with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG-Humphreys competed in the 2009 IMCOM-Korea Noncommissioned officer, Soldier and KATUSA Best Warrior Competiton at Camp Casey, May 18-22. Download high-resolution photos at
  • MAY 29, 2009 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 25 Trans Battalion hosts Media Day at Pier 8By Pfc. Park, Kyung-rock and for resupplying U.S. armed forces withUSAG-Daegu Public Affairs vital equipment and supplies during national crisis. The ship has a cargo carrying capacity PIER 8, BUSAN — The 837th of more than 350,000 square feet and it’sTransportation Battalion hosted its first comprised of six decks in day for the Area IV media at Pier 8, After the tour everyone had lunch in theBusan, May 21. For the media day, 837th ship’s galley. All the attendees had a chanceTrans Bn. Commander, Lt. Col. Samuel C. to get together and get to know one anotherBlanton invited Busan local media and U.S. better during this time.Army internal public affairs representatives According to the itinerary, they wereto construct better relations with local media supposed to have a ferry tour of Busan Port,organizations and tell their stories; what the yet, due to the weather condition -heavy837th does to support the Warfighter. rain- it was canceled. Everyone headed After the concise briefing of the schedule back to the conference room and had aof the day by 19th ESC PAO Mr. Kim, Sang media interview time. Journalists and allYun, the day began with introducing 837th the attendees asked question they mightand MSCO-K staff principals. have about the unit. Blanton then gave out “Our mission is to safely and efficiently certificates to the attendees to express theirdeploy and conduct surface deployment, appreciation which concluded the day. Busan local media staff, U.S. Army public affairs representatives, and 837th Trans Bn At the end of the day the relationsdistribution and water terminal port Commander Lt. Col. Samuel C. Blanton, Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin T. Mcneil and Maj. Brian between 837th and local media group surelyoperations during peacetime and wartime to K. Richie pose on the deck of USNS Pomeroy on the 837th Trans Bn. Media day, May 21 — understood each other and promised todirectly support and sustain the warfighter, U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lee, Dodam cooperate for future event.both within the Republic of Korea andworldwide as required,” said Blanton. Their workforce includes Active Duty and USNS Pomeroy moderated by ship’s captain “Our vision of the unit is a diverse team The unit is in charge of moving 95% Reserve Component Soldiers, Department Michael Finnegan. USNS Pomeroy is one of of global surface transportation experts thatof all United States Forces Korea cargo. of the Army civilians and Korean National military sealift command’s 19 large, medium- are committed, dependable and relentlessBecause of closing of Camp Hialeah, the employees. They additionally played a seep roll-on/roll-off ships, called LMSRs. in providing world-class deploymentheadquarter was moved to Camp Henry slideshow to help attendees to understand USNS Pomeroy is ideal for prepositioning and distribution support both withinin 2006 however the majority of the about the unit better. of U.S. Military combat equipment and the Republic of Korea and worldwide asworkforce still remained at Pier 8 in Busan. They then took all attendees to the tour of combat support equipment needed overseas required,” added Blanton.Camp Walker gears up for Army Forces Day Open HouseBy Phil Molter kick off the festivities. concert, courtesy of USAG Daegu’s MWR, Walker via gate 4 and turn right throughUSAG-Daegu Public Affairs Performances by the Republic of Korea featuring the bands Trapt and Default. The gate 9 to the Heliport. The public entrance Army Band, precision drill teams and a concert begins at 6 p.m. and run through 8 will be gate 7, and anyone entering must CAMP WALKER — The Heliport here martial arts demonstration courtesy of the p.m. Trapt, a California-based rock band, have a photo ID. If you are coming fromwill spring into life May 30 when U.S. ROK Army 50th Special Forces highlight hit the charts running with their number out of the area, public transportation isArmy Garrison Daegu hosts their annual the early entertainment. There will be a one single “Headstrong.” Default is a rock recommended as there is limited parkingArmed Forces Day Open House. “Happy Valley” train ride for the kids and alternative group based out of Vancouver, available on Camp Walker and no vehicles Gates open to the public at 12:30 p.m. static displays featuring a variety of military Canada. Their debut album “The Fallout” will be allowed on the Heliport. Bottledand the opening ceremonies begin at 1 p.m. aircraft and vehicles from both the U.S. and went platinum and included the singles beverages are prohibited (except forA welcoming address by Daegu Garrison ROK Armies. “Wasting My Time” and “Deny.” baby formula) and all bags are subject toCommander Col. Michael Saulnier will Capping off the day will be a free, live SOFA personnel can enter Camp search.19th ESC Commanding General shares wisdom with ROK cadetsBy Cpl. Lee, Jae Won and military training of officers. It was19th ESC Public Affairs established in 1968 after when series of North Korean guerillas were caught in their YEONGCHEON — “If you sleep today, mission to assassinate the President of Korea,you will dream. But if you study today, you and USS Pueblo was captured by Northwill achieve your dream tomorrow.” Korea, also known as the Pueblo incident, Brig. Gen. Xavier P. Lobeto, Commanding were occurred.General, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Lobeto was welcomed by Brig. Gen.Command, visited Republic of Korea Third Kim, Bong Hwan, Chief Professor, KAAY,Military Academy to give a special lecture to with warm welcoming words and discussedgraduating cadets of 2009, May 14. about future friendship events between 19th Command Sgt. Maj. Brian S. Connie, ESC and KAAY.19th ESC, Capt. Jang, Chang Sik, ROK “It is our honor to have Brig. Gen.aide to CG, 19th ESC, and Command Lobeto as our special speaker today,” saidSgt. Maj. Choi, Jong Joon, Sr. RSO, 19th Kim, “those graduating cadets will realizeESC, has accompanied Lobeto on his visit today is a very special day for them.”to KAAY. In front of 150 graduating cadets, Third Military Academy at Yeongcheon, 19th ESC Commanding General shared 19th ESC Commanding General Brig. Gen. Xavier P. Lobeto gives a special lecture toor KAAY, is a Republic of Korea Army Republic of Korea’s third Military Academy’s 150 graduating cadets of 2009, May 14.—institution for the undergraduate education – See LOBETO story Page 28 – U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Lee, Jae Won Daegu Garrison Armed Forces Day Open House 13:00 30 MAY 2009 Camp Walker H-805 Helipad The USAG Daegu Armed Forces Day Celebration is part of the Commander’s program to demonstrate good will and enhance relations with the local population around the Daegu enclave. The activities and static displays include commonly used US/ROK military vehicles, aircraft, bands, martial arts and drill team demonstrations, military capability demonstrations, children’s entertainment and concessions.
  • USAG-D • PAGE 26 AREA IV THE MORNING CALM t News & Notes Little kittens are waiting to be adopted Change of Command Camp Walker’s Veterinary Clinic takes care of animals with new facility Ceremony By Lee, Jihye The Army Material Command, (AMC) USAG-Daegu Public Affairs 403rd Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB) Would Like to Announce ‘403rd Army Field Support Brigade’- CAMP WALKER — Where did these Change of Command Ceremony. The beautiful two little kittens come from? location is at Camp Walker Kelly Field Veterinary Clinic on Camp Walker has (Kelly Gym: Inclement Weather) on taken care of them for two weeks. 106th 22 July 2009, at 10 in the morning. Medical Detachment, Capt. Danielle S. Outgoing Commander: COL Andre Q. Anthony said that the Kittens were brought Fletcher, Incoming Commander: COL to Clinic by a MP company during the Barry Diehl. For more information, call post clean-up. “I don’t know whether they 768-7630. are abandoned or just their mom was gone for the day, so we assume that they are Army Birthday Ball abandoned,” said Anthony. The 234th Army Birthday Ball will be “Essentially we tried to nurse them held at Grand Ball Room, Exco Inter- and took a good care of them. And one Burgo Hotel, 6 p.m., June 6. This year’s of my NCOs takes them to some homes theme is ‘the year of the NCO’. Sirloin every night. They have been really happy steak cooked in red wine and chicken to help kittens so they are doing great,” breast cooked in white wine will be she added. They were about two weeks old when 106th Medical Detachment, Capt. Danielle S. Anthony holds two little kittens in served. A vegetarian meal is available Clinic got them, but now they started out Veterinary Clinic, Camp Walker. Two kittens named ‘Henzel’ and ‘Gretel’ are waiting to on request. The price is 45,000 won playing and checking out the world around be adopted. For adopting kittens, contact Camp Walker’s Veterinary Clinic at 764-4858. (no dollars). For purchasing tickets, them. So Veterinary Clinic has started — U.S. Army photo by Lee, Jihye contact Master Sgt. Cook, 19th ESC at 768-7117. to feed them a bit of salad food in kitten moved to this place,” added Anthony. so that the food can be safe to eat. So formula. While staying in Veterinary Clinic, They have two fold missions in this people in Veterinary Clinic do variety of Taxi Fare Increase which was just renovated a couple of years Clinic. The first thing is to take care of levels of those jobs and also do a lot of Taxi fare increase in Camp Carroll ago, they have meals every 4~6 hours and military working dogs and privately owned Soldier training as well. (Effective 18 May 2009). Its previous are taken care of by people around them, animals of Soldiers in Camp Walker, Veterinary Clinic is open from 9 a.m. fare was 1,800 won (within 2Km) plus waiting to be adopted. providing full medical care for them. to 4 p.m. They run clinic about twice a 100 won for every 170 meters driven or “The previous clinic was really old and “It is a little bit limited what we can week only by appointment. But when 41 seconds. But new fare system now out of date. Its ceiling and walls in red provide. We don’t do many surgeries. We emergency, it is open 24 hours a day. started on 18 May is 2,200 won (within paint were not very adequate for the clinic. can’t meet the full need in the surgery in “We are seeking people who can adopt 2Km) plus 100 won for every 145 So it was thought that Clinic needs to be this area. If there are some people who have these little kittens. We are thinking that meters driven from 4 a.m. to 12 p.m. updated for medical facilities. At that time animals that need to have surgeries, we set they can be adopted after they are five and from 12 p.m. to 4 a.m. 20% extra we put three million dollars to renovate it. one day a month to have those surgeries,” or six weeks old so that they are old night fare is added to that. For more When it was on construction, they moved said Anthony. enough to survive and eat on their own,” information regarding this change, temporarily to other facility on the earth side The second mission in here is to support Anthony added. call Mr. Choe , Camp Carroll TMP at on the post. So we just have been cutting on the Commissary and other facilities like If you have any questions regarding 765-7716 or Mr. Davis, Transportation Tuesday with a new facility. So I wish that Burger King, Subway, Hilltop and so forth. adoption, please call 764-4858 at Officer at 768-8755. everyone knows Veterinary Clinic has been They make sure that every food is inspected Veterinary Clinic, Camp Walker. Daegu Garrison Golf Scramble Hyeonchung-il, Korean National Memorial Day Every Tuesday there will be an By Pfc. Lee, Dodam in honor of the Korean War bloodshed. people started to honor every servicemen 11:40 a.m. worship service at the USAG-Daegu Public Affairs The most known national commemorating whose action gave an impact to make Camp Carroll Chapel. Everyone is ceremony is held in The Seoul National today’s South Korea. invited. Lunch will be provided after Memorial Day or Hyeonchung-il is Cemetery located in Dongjak-dong, Seoul. During Korean War, approximately the service. For more information, celebrated each year in South Korean on People raise the constitutional flag of Korea 400,000 Soldiers lost their lives in contact the Camp Carroll Chapel staff June 6. Like American Memorial Day, usually only to the half way early in the addition to 37,000 U.S. service men at 765-8343. the day is set aside to honor Soldiers and morning and raise it fully again at 5 p.m. at who volunteered to come and fight for civilians who have given their life for the the end of the work day. People also have South Korea. The war began with North Jewish Religious Services country especially during the Japanese a moment of silence and bow their heads Korea invading South Korea June 25. Every Friday evening at 7 p.m. Jewish colonial rule and the Korean War, amongst when the siren runs throughout the nation Even though the war is overshadowed religious service will be held at the other times in the Korean history. at 10 a.m. by World War and Vietnam War, the Camp Walker Chapel, Bldg. S260 There are many ways to spend Memorial Hyeonchung-il used to honor and incident should be remembered as to classroom #1. The service will be Day. On this day, the government and many remember those who died during the commemorate those who sacrificed followed by an Oneg (fellowship) with other organizations hold memorial services Korean War only. However as time went by, themselves for promising future. refreshments. For information, contact The reason why Memorial Day is Sgt. 1st Class Herve Abrams at 765- set in June 6 is according to Korean 7737 or 010-8687-7706. traditional customs of Mangzhong, one of the 24 solar terms. The traditional We Want Your Stories East Asian calendar divides a year into If you want to advertise any events 24 solar terms which is originated from or information for the Area IV China. On Mangzhong, people perform community in the Morning Calm ancestral rites to remember their ancestors. Weekly, please send an e-mail to Since the basic concept of Memorial Day Pfc. Park Kyung-rock, kyungrock. is similar to ancestral rites ceremony or 768-8070 -remembering- they declared Memorial for Camp Walker, Henry and George Day on a same day as Mangzhong. Korea and contact Pfc. Lee Dodam, dodam. started to celebrate this day April 1956, or 765-1019 and that year’s Mangzhong was June 6; it for Camp Carroll. For Command differs every year. Channel, please contact with Lee, This year’s Memorial Day is the 54th Jihye, or 768- holiday. Even though it is a public holiday, 8513. June 6 is Hyeonchung-il, Korean national memorial day. The statue, honoring the Korean people should take this day more seriously War is exhibited in War Memorial of Korea in Seoul. — U.S. Army photo by Debbie Hong rather think it is just a day for the rest.
  • MAY 29, 2009 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 27 Channel exercise tests Non-Combatant Evacuation readinessBy Pfc. Adrianna N. Lucas “They can make sure their vehicles are19th ESC Public Affairs identified, and that even their pets are taken care of,” said Cole. “Pets are important; I CAMP WALKER — The De-Militarized have a dog that I love dearly and I wantZone that borders North and South Korea to be able to see that she makes it home,”is the most heavily guarded border in the said While a cease fire agreement was The exercise is practiced semi-annually tosigned over 50 years ago, between both ensure that all families are familiar with theNorth and South Korea, and although NEO process and procedures. “The military’speninsula’s likelihood of conflict is low; ultimate goal is to have all service membersNorth Korea still remains a threat. as a whole to include family members, DOD In times of hostilities, the Army has civilians and retirees prepared and confidentcreated a procedure called Non-combatant in the NEO system,” said Darby.Evacuation to evacuate family members, During the Courageous Channelnon- emergency essential DOD civilians exercise some selected non-combatantsand retirees from the peninsula during a were chosen to test various aspects ofcontingency. the NEO process: from evacuation and Team 19, participated in Courageous moving families south, evaluating housingChannel exercise at the Kelly gym, Area requirements and finally relocation.IV’s official relocation center, at Camp “We are rehearsing the procedures forWalker with stations lined up though out Evacuation Control Center” said Darby. “It’sthe gym facility May 14-16. critical for soldier readiness to not have to “501st is in charge of the NEO program worry about their family during hostilities. Spc. Geoffrey O. Box walks into Camp Walker’s Kelly Gym pushing a stroller and takesin Area IV and is responsible for processing Non-Combatant Evacuee readiness is as a seat with his family to fill out paperwork at a Non-Combatant Evacuee station.— U.S.evacuees sent by 8th Army,” said Lt. Col. important as soldier readiness. This also Army photo by Pfc. Adrianna N. LucasKimberly L. Darby, 501st Special Troop applies to DOD civilians and retirees.”Battalion Commander. “NEO wardens “The most important thing is that when people come through here is that they have “It assures me that if something should happen my family is takenare here from each unit to facilitate therehearsal. We have to process approximately all the proper documentation, so that if there care of. I am very confident with the process, though I have not2,000 people through the Evacuee Control were an actual evacuation and they have to been through the whole process, I am familiar with how it works.”Center.” come to this reception, relocation center, The first step is getting with the NEO they can get in and out and move on to a Spc. Geoffrey O. Box, 293rd Signal Companywardens and Family Readiness Groups to safe haven,” said Cole.make sure family members have all necessary Spc. Geoffrey O. Box walked in to the had made it through all the processing Company. “It assures me that if somethingpaperwork filled out, said Cpt. Dan Cole, gym along with his wife and two children, stations. should happen my family is taken carefrom 501st Special Troops Battalion. “Not whom they pushed in a stroller from “The process was very easy, the people of. I am very confident with the wholejust this one time a year, but there are station to station. Box picked up a packet at each processing station were very helpful process, though I have not been throughmonthly FRG meeting where families can of paperwork and sat down to fill it out. In getting my family of four through the the whole process, I am familiar with howvalidate their paperwork.” a matter of 20 minutes he and his family stations,” said Box, with 293rd Signal it works.”
  • USAG-D • PAGE 28 AREA IV THE MORNING CALM LOBETO from Page 25his experiences overseas, experiences as a Throughout the speech, Lobeto meaningless.” politics in the Northeast Asian region.Commanding General, thoughts and ideas emphasized that Korea is the only allied After his speech, Lobeto took question Also, Lobeto mentioned the biggest threaton bilateral relationship between South nation with the U.S. in the world, and that and answer period, and Mr. Lee, Sang of North Korea is not their military forces,Korea and U.S., and shared his life values alliance should remain strong and firm, Hyun, KAAY graduating cadet, asked but their thoughts and ideologies that arewith the future ROK officers. stressed we must remember at all times. Lobeto whether U.S. and Japan relationship dangerous and tilted. “Every night, I ponder whether I “My best time of the day is is less important than U.S. and Korea “I hope students learned a lot from hismade my decisions morally, legally, and communicating with Soldiers,” said relationship. Lobeto answered that there speech,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Choi, “Itethically,” said Lobeto, “I think and Lobeto, “I obtain wisdom and knowledge is no such priority especially in political was special for me that I got to think overevaluate myself with those values and that from them every day, and because simply aspect, but the keyword is “balance”, for not only Army values, but also a citizen ofis my leadership.” without their existence, my job is the stabilization of economy, security, and Korea.” Choi added. AREA IV Job Opportunities ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER VACANCY GRADE LOCATION CLOSE DATE APF US CITIZEN POSITIONS Camps Henry, Walker , George KOEZ09479230 Health Systems Specialist GS-9 18th Med Bn Jun 3 KOEZ09346867R Lean Six Sigma Program Mgr YA-2 19th ESC Jun 4 KOEZ09479238 Supv Health System Specialist YC-2 168th Med Bn Jun 5 KOEZ09480629 INTERDISCIPLINARY; Civil Engineer, GS-12 DPW, USAG Daegu Jun 7 General Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer Camp Carroll KOEZ09500288 Mobile Equipment Mech Supv GS-12 MSC-K Jun 5 NAF US CITIZEN POSITION Camps Henry, Walker , George ARMP-09-02 Cash Collector NF-3 Army Rec Mach Prog Until Filled Camp Carroll KRNAFEZ09-002-K4-R Recreation Assistant NF-2 DFMWR, CRD, CAC 2 Jun APF KN & 3RD COUNTRY FAMILY MEMBERS POSITIONS SN-09-0180T Recreation Aid, KGS-0189-3 KGDS-3 DFMWR, CRD, Pool 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