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

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

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

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    • Downloading the paper from home? Try www.scribd.com/imcomkorea Year of the NCO Videos featuring local NCO’s now available on flickr: www.flickr.com/imcomkoreaJune 26, 2009 • Volume 7, Issue 36 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea http://imcom.korea.army.mil Swing into summer Korean and American softball teams play for friendship Korean and American men’s and women’s softball teams played in the annual ROK-US Friendship Softball Tournament at Soldiers Field, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, Korea. See more photos on Page 22 and online at www.flickr.com/photos/usaghumphreys. Visit http:// humphreys.korea.army.mil to learn more about U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys. — U.S. Army photo by Bob McElroy GARRISONS OVERVIEW FEATURE Region News USAG-Red Cloud P02 P05 Sights and Sounds Movie Schedule P02 P14 Page 21 USAG-Casey USAG-Yongsan P05 P09 Religious Support Special Feature P15 P16 Soldier saves a USAG-Humphreys USAG-Daegu P21 P25 Homeowners News Korean Page P18 P30 young life
    • NEWS • PAGE 2http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Command - Korea Sign-Ups for Post-9/11 GI Bill Transfers Begin Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. John Uberti By Donna Miles the registration form. Public Affairs Officer/Editor: R. Slade Walters Senior Editor: Dave Palmer American Forces Press Service “We are recommending that every eligible dependent receive at least one month of benefit,” he said. USAG-RED CLOUD Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson WASHINGTON, June 23, 2009 - It’s official. The Defense Department Once the servicemember registers for the transferability provision, Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson signed off yesterday on policies and procedures servicemembers will use to the application automatically gets forwarded to the appropriate service CI Officer: James F. Cunningham transfer their unused Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their spouses or children, for processing. Clark said he expects that process to take about a week, USAG-YONGSAN a Pentagon official said today. at least after the initial surge. Commander: Col. David W. Hall Eligible servicemembers will be able to register their immediate family When the service verifies that the member is eligible to receive Post- Public Affairs Officer: David McNally CI Officer: Dan Thompson members to receive those benefits when a new Defense Department Web site 9/11 GI Bill benefits and processes the transferability provisions, the Staff Writers: Sgt. Lee Min-hwi, Cpl. Choi Keun-woo, goes live June 29, according to Bob Clark, the Pentagon’s assistant director family member will receive a certificate of eligibility that can be used to Pfc. Hwang Joon-hyun, Spc. Jason C. Adolphson for accessions policy. cover educational costs. USAG-HUMPHREYS Defense officials are asking those whose families won’t use the benefits for In a nutshell, any enlisted or commissioned member of the armed Commander: Col. Joseph P. Moore the upcoming fall semester to hold off registering until mid-July so applicants forces serving on active duty or in the Selected Reserve on or after Aug. Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy CI Officer: Lori Yerdon who need immediate attention get processed first. 1 will be eligible to transfer their benefits -- as long as they qualify for Writer-Editor: Ken Hall The Post-9/11 GI Bill takes effect Aug. 1, offering a two-fold benefit, Clark the Post-9/11 GI Bill and meet specific service requirements, Clark Designer: Cpl. Kim Hyung-joon said. It gives the military a tool to help encourage recruiting and retention, explained. USAG-DAEGU while allowing career servicemembers the first opportunity “to share the He emphasized that, by law, anyone who has retired or separated from Commander: Col. Terry D. Hodges Public Affairs Officer: Philip Molter benefits they’ve earned with those they love,” he said. the service before that date -- even if it’s July 31 -- won’t be entitled to Staff Writers: Pfc. Park Kyung-rock, Pfc. Lee Do-dam, The transferability provision -- which Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates transfer their benefits. Also excluded will be members of the Individual Kim Ayeon, Lee Ji-hye pushed after first hearing the idea from a military spouse group at Fort Hood, Ready Reserve and Fleet Reserve. This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for Texas -- has generated a lot of excitement. Most servicemembers who have at least six years of military service as members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The “We have had an overwhelming response and do expect quite a few of of Aug. 1 and agree to serve an additional four years qualify, he said. But Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of De- our members to take advantage of this,” Clark said. department officials have proposed measures to cover several categories of fense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of To prepare for the anticipated response in the run-up to the Aug. 1 servicemembers whose circumstances don’t fit neatly into the formula. this weekly publication is the responsibility of the IMCOM- Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 effective date, the department will launched a secure Web site next week so For example, those with at least 10 years of service -- but who can’t servicemembers can register any immediate family members to receive their serve an additional four years because of a service or department policy Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way con- unused benefits, Clark said. -- also would qualify, Clark said. They must, however, serve the maximum nected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. The “What we are doing is queuing up requests and approvals for the many time allowed before separating from the military, he said. civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. family members that we expect to be going to school this fall” with hopes of “What we did not want to do was to penalize those people who had The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement using their spouse’s or parent’s Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, he said. a service policy or statute that would not permit them to commit for the by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or ser- The site, https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/TEB/, will be accessible using a full four years,” he explained. vices advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage common access card, Defense Department self-service user identification or Another sunset provision will cover servicemembers who will reach without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, a Defense Finance and Accounting Service personal identification number. the 20-year service mark, making them retirement-eligible, between Aug. age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, Eligible servicemembers can register the names of any immediate family 1, 2009, and Aug. 1, 2013. or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity member they would like to share their benefits with, even designating how Clark explained the breakdown, which basically enables those affected policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse many months of benefits each person named can receive, Clark explained. to transfer benefits as long as they complete 20 years of service: to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. The servicemember’s 36 months of benefits, the equivalent of four nine- -- Those eligible for retirement on Aug. 1, 2009, will be eligible to month academic years, can be transferred to a spouse, one or more children transfer their benefits with no additional service requirement. Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising or any combination, he said. The family member must be enrolled in the -- Those with an approved retirement date after Aug. 1, 2009, and Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System to receive the benefits. before July 1, 2010, will qualify with no additional service. Fax: (02) 790-5795 Servicemembers also have the option to use some benefits themselves and -- Those eligible for retirement after Aug. 1, 2009, but before Aug. E-mail: oppress@kornet.net Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 transfer what they haven’t used to one or more family members. 1, 2010, will qualify with one additional year of service after approval to Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post Even after transferring the benefits, they remain the “property” of the transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: servicemember who earned them, who can revoke them or redesignate who -- Those eligible for retirement between Aug. 1, 2010, and July 31, Phone: DSN 738-4068 receives them at any time. 2011, will qualify with two additional years of service after approval to E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil However, new names can be added as long as the member is in the military, transfer. but not after separating or retiring, Clark said. So defense officials advise -- Those eligible to retire between Aug. 1, 2011, and July 31, 2012, will erring on the side of caution and including every eligible family member on qualify with three additional years of service after approval to transfer. Visit us online The Morning Calm imcom.korea.army.mil Retiree Corner: Knowing when it’s time to go Stateside By Jack Terwiel Part B and TRICARE for Life, the cost of care received in a civilian Military Retiree Assistance Office hospital in the U.S. would likely be covered for all but the TRICARE annual deductible of $150. Submitting to A previous column discussed the importance of enrolling in One Korea retiree who had problems with circulation in his legs The Morning Calm Weekly Medicare Part B when reaching age 65. This ensures that TRICARE had a gangrenous toe amputated as part of the treatment he received Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, coverage continues. However, there are other health considerations for in Korea. The problem continued and worsened to the point where story submissions and other items: retirees on whether to remain in Korea or return to the United States. he could barely walk. He decided it was time to go and he returned MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. It’s important to know when it’s time to go, to relocate to the U.S. to the U.S. for treatment. The problem was diagnosed and he had For all submitted items include a point of con- permanently, or for an extended time until fixable health problems operations on each leg, totaling $57,000. Being over 65, Medicare tact name and telephone number. All items are are properly fixed. and TRICARE paid for all but the $150 TRICARE deductible. The subject to editing for content and to insure they Health care in the United States may be obtained in one of the large doctor spoke to him after the operations and told the retiree that if conform with DoD guidelines. military medical centers such as Wilford Hall, San Diego Naval Medical he had returned to the U.S. a year sooner, he’d still have that toe. IMCOM-K Public Affairs Center, or Tripler Army Medical Center. In a military hospital, the only Another retiree with a similar problem ended up crawling into and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located cost would be the meals. In a civilian hospital, TRICARE would cover the Emergency Room. He died shortly thereafter, only weeks before at IMCOM-K, Yongsan Garrison. 75% of the allowable costs. For age 65+ retirees who have Medicare his planned departure from Korea. For information, call 738-4065.
    • June 26, 2009 NEWS NEWS • PAGE 3 http://imcom.korea.army.mil MP Blotter The following entries were excerpted from the military police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. Area I: Simple Assault; Drunk and Disorderly; Failure to Obey Order or Regulation; Investigation revealed that Subject #1 assaulted Victim #1 by pushing them off of their motorcycle at the King’s Club, Dongducheon Entertainment District. Victim #1 reported to CPP that they were assaulted. Subject #1 was escorted to the CMO Box. While en route, Subject #1 became disorderly, yelling obscenities and grabbing Victim#2 by the back collar of their shirt. Upon arrival at the CMO Box, Subject #1 was apprehended and transported to the USAG-Casey PMO where they were administered a PBT, with a result of 0.20% BAC. Subject #1 was further processed and released to their unit, with instructions to return to the USAG- Casey PMO at a later time. At 1600 Hrs, 20 JUN 09, Subject #1 reported to the USAG-Casey PMO where they were advised of their legal rights, which they waived, rendering a written sworn statement denying the offenses. Investigation continues by MPI. Area II: Larceny of Private Property; Subject #1 and Subject #2 stole twelve poker chips valued at 100,000 won each from a Walkerhill Casino Table. Subject #1 and Subject #2 were apprehended by KNP and transported to the Kwangjin Main KNP Station, where they were charged by KNP under RCC ART #331 (Special Larceny). Subject #1 and Subject #2 were processed and released If a beautiful park near a scenic lake is more your speed, Lake Park in Ilsan, is just what the doctor ordered. It is an ideal place for riding bicycles or into MP custody on CJ Form 2’s. Subject #1 and Subject #2 were transported to roller skating, taking a walk, or having a family picnic. Goyang City boasts that the lake park is Asia’s largest park. To learn more about Ilsan Lake the USAG-Yongsan PMO, where they Park and others destinations visit www.visitseoul.net/jsp/english_new/do/park_englist.jsp — U.S. Army photo by Dave Palmer were advised of their legal rights, which they invoked. Subject #1 and Subject #2 were placed on International hold, and SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities processed and released to their unit. This is a final report. The “2010-2012 Visit Korea Years” year, the festival is visited by around 80,000 international walk from Ttukseom subway station, line 2, exit 8. Visit Area II: Assault Against Law Early Event travelers. Make sure you don’t miss out! Visit http:// http://tinyurl.com/kpwhz4. Enforcement; Impersonating an Officer; Korea has designated 2010 to 2012 as the ‘Visit english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ Damage to Government Property; Korea Years’, and during this time they will be Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival Conduct Unbecoming; Communicating a Threat; Disrespect to NCO; Indecent organizing special tours of Korea and a variety of The 2009 World Taekwondo Hanmadang This festival celebrates the beautiful lotus flowers Exposure, Investigation revealed that events under the themes of culture, ecology and The World Taekwondo Hanmadang 2009 will take and highlights the importance of preserving wild Subject #1 was advised by MP to enter the ocean. Several “Pre-Visit Korea Year” events place from August 12 to 15 in Dangjin Stadium in flowers. Though the festival’s program contains a taxi and leave the Itaewon Area and go have also been planned for 2009, such as the Chungcheongnam-do province. Over the last 18 years many events related to lotus flowers, making paper home before curfew began. Subject #1 PRADA TRANSFORMER. The programs at the since its foundation, the event has developed into a lotus flowers and making lotus flower soap are two refused stating that they were a Captain in the U.S. Army. Subject #1 was Prada Transformer will be available free of charge, global championship, and this year more than 600 particularly popular programs with international transported by MP to the USAG-Yongsn but visitors should make reservations in advance. teams from over 50 different countries are expected visitors. Various other popular tourist destinations are PMO where they became uncooperative Reservations will open on April 20th, and visitors to attend. A Hanmadang differs from other Taekwondo located nearby the festival grounds, including several and belligerent. While in the interview should write down their reservation number and competitions, because participants do not fight each other. Baekje (BC18~AD660) cultural historic sites such room, Subject #1 kicked and threw stuff take it with them to the Prada Transformer where The competition is judged on who has the best skills and as the Baekje Wangneungwon (royal mausoleum), around. Victim #1 then informed Subject #1 of the possible charges, at which time they will receive an admission ticket. Visit www. best displays the art form of Taekwondo. Competitions Nakhwaam, and the Baekje Historical Museum. Visit Subject #1 rushed Victim #1, which led prada-transformer.com to learn more. include fist breaking, Taekwondo aerobics, Hosinsul (the http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ Victim #1 to use force to get the situation art of self-defense) and various entertaining performances under control. During the struggle The 2009 Boryeong Mud Festival will also take place, including a Taekwondo performance, How to choose your perfect beach Subject #1 was forcefully pushed against Out of all of the festivals in Korea, the Boryeong Mud a B-boy performance and a Korean traditional folk Depending on where they are located, Korea’s the wall of the interview room causing a large hole in the wall. Subject #1 was Festival attracts the most international visitors every percussion performance. Visit http://english.visitkorea. seashores have distinctive characteristics. then placed into the D-Cell for safety year. Last year it was recognized by the Ministry or.kr/enu/ The East Sea has a fairly flat coastline, with clear, deep purposes. While Subject #1 was in the of Culture, Sports & Tourism as one of the best seawater. These wide beaches have white sand, and D-Cell, they constantly stated that they festivals in Korea. This year the festival will run for Seoul Forest Concerts visitors can enjoy a barefoot stroll or just relax on the were going to kick everyone. While in the nine days (July 11th – July 19th) at Boryeong City’s Families may enjoy free music concerts at the Seoul warm soft sand. D-Cell Subject #1 was being belligerent towards Victim #1 and Victim #2, calling Daecheon Beach in Chungcheongnam-do Province. Forest Park outdoor stage every Saturday evening at 5 The West Sea has a more rocky coastline, shallow them different kinds of curse words Boryeong’s mud flats have a high concentration of pm through June 27. Seoul Forest opened in June 2005 seawater, and wide tidelands. Visitors can have fun and they also managed to display their Germanium and a host of other minerals that are as Seoul’s answer to New York’s Central Park. There will discovering sea creatures on the seashore, and the private part to urinate on the floor inside beneficial for the skin. During the festival, many fun also be summer and autumn music nights every Saturday area is famous for its beautiful sunsets. and outside of the D-Cell in plain view. activities are organized such as mud slides, mud night. The spring shows are offered at a family friendly Korea’s south sea contains countless islands with Subject #1 was administered a PBT, with a result of 0.087% BAC. Subject #1 was wrestling, and mud massages, enabling visitors to time in early evening every Saturday through June 27. many beautiful beaches. Some of the most beautiful released to their unit, with instructions become covered from head-to-toe in this “healthy” The shows are part of the Seoul Forest Starry Night beaches can be found on Jeju Island, one of Korea’s to return to the USAG-Yongsan PMO mud. With festivities running day and night, the Festival. The Saturday shows will continue in July and most popular tourist destinations. The climate is close at a later time. Investigation continued Boryeong Mud Party is a fun-packed beach party August at 8 p.m. The shows are free, sponsored by the to subtropical, with white sands, turquoise waters, and by patrols. that’s sure to be a highlight of your summer. Every Sejong Cultural Center. To get there, it’s a few minutes palm trees. Visit http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu Source: english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu, www.korea.net, www.seoulselection.com, http://english.tour2korea.com, www.visitseoul.net — No endorsement implied.
    • NEWS • PAGE 4http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALMRe-up on the Bridge of No ReturnTwo Eighth Army Band members chose the famous “Bridge of No Return” as the backdrop toconfirm their commitment to the U.S. Army. SPC Eric Perry, left center and SPC Arthur Guillette,right center, reenlisted on June 22. — U.S. Army photo by SSG Michael TreglazoffThe forecast is bright for this Airman “SrA Waller serves as a 607th Weather his day off to serve as an usher for a fellowSquadron USFK Weather Cell Forecaster. squadron member’s retirement, ensuring aDuring the month of May, Airman Waller sharp final salute to a illustrious career.was handpicked to participate in 2ID Additionally, as a Physical FitnessExercise WARRIOR FOCUS ’09 due to a Training Leader, Airman Waller completedmanning crunch within the squadron. the three-hour Red Cross CPR and AED During this time he accurately forecasted course, further ensuring the PT safety of 28the onset of two severe thunderstorm events, fellow squadron members.ensuring the safety of 3,000 participating Airman Waller’s tenacious drive andsoldiers and preserving over $500 million can-do attitude makes him a proven rolein assets. model to his fellow Airmen and The Top 4 is Epitomizing the Air Force Core Value proud to recognize him and his outstandingof Service Before Self, he volunteered on accomplishments for the month of May.”Computer Viruses & Spyware andhow to avoid themPart 1 of 3 Yongsan GARRISON - Seems specifically implied consent. These programslike every day we hear of a new computer get into our computers from websites wevirus released to destroy our computers. visits or programs we load on our machines.Nowadays information gathering programs Their intent is to capture information about(Spyware) are being loaded on our computers our web habits, personal information suchwithout our knowledge. Over the next few as email address, street address, telephoneissues of TIP we will talk about steps we can numbers, social security numbers andtake to reduce exposure to computer viruses credit card information to be sent out to aand Spyware cyber thief. Spyware are programs loaded on our Next Week: Part 2: Simple steps tocomputers without our knowledge or our remain virus/spyware free.
    • JUNE 26, 2009 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 5 http://imcom.korea.army.milWarriors train for sling load operations on MobileBy Pfc. Jamal Walker wash, as C Company 304th CompanyUSAG-RC Public Affairs Commander Cpt. Jonathan Swan describes, is the wind that flies under the Chinooks CAMP MOBILE — Soldiers from C while hovering.Company, 304th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal “It’s like being in a hurricane, the rotorBrigade, conducted sling load operations wash makes you feel light,” said Staff Sgt.June 16 at the Camp Mobile airfield. The James Green, non commissioned officer inmission involved setting up and moving charge of sling load operations. “The firsttwo Humvee vehicles with CH-47 Chinook time I did a sling load I was 190 pounds,helicopters to USAG-Humphreys. and we used night vision goggles. With the The mission was conducted to have goggles, it was hard to find the hook, but itSoldiers “learn how to perform sling load was fun, and a good experience.”operations for transporting our vehicles,” Green spoke of how his experience insaid Pvt. Michael Beall, C Company 304th the sling load operation contrasted to whatSignal Battalion air conditioner mechanic. he was used to in the past. “This activity is to develop and polish “I have always done this mission as aour technique,” said Lt. Col. Alfred Francis, lower enlisted Soldier,” Green said. “As an304th Signal Battalion commander, “This NCO, those Soldiers depend on me to guideexercise ensures Soldiers are equipped to them and show them what to do.”move our equipment from one location “This exercise teaches our Soldiers what (from left to right) Pfc. Joseph Thames, C Company 304th Signal Battalion cable system install-to the other, and install a communication air assault is all about,” Francis said. “Air er, Pfc. Leonard Ahmai, C Company 304th Signal Battalion multichannel transmission systemsnetwork that supports the mission.” assault is not just repelling out of an aircraft; operator and Staff Sgt. James Green, noncommissioned officer in charge of sling load opera- “They secure the perimeters, then release it includes moving equipment. This teaches tions, attach cables from their Humvee to the CH-47 Chinook flying above them during a Slingequipment and continue with the mission,” Soldiers what is required for an air assault Load Operation June 16 at the USAG-Mobile Airfield. The Sling Load involved C CompanyFrancis continued. “This is what we are mission, and gives them the experience 304th Signal Battalion hooking up two of their Humvee’s to the incoming CH-47 Chinooks whiledoing today. The only difference is we are they need.” in the air; the mission was the first time for both Thames and Ahmai. Photos are available onlinenot in a hostile environment.” Although Green and Swan warned at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea.— U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jamal Walker C Company brought two of their Soldiers about rotor wash, no one was readyHumvees to the airfield and prepared them when the Chinooks approached. Soldiers A Company 304th waited to detach the and set it up. Sling load operations will befor airlift. Soldiers removed hazardous turned their backs against the wind as debris vehicles. more challenging when operating againstobjects; and secured the vehicle from top flew around them. “I am not going to say this experience was the clock, he explained.to bottom. Knowing the mission, “Charlie Rock” different,” Green said “If you are motivated, “There will be times you and the unit The reason for securing Humvees is to Soldiers stood tall and motivated each other you can accomplish the mission.” need to come together as a team; personalprevent rotor wash from blowing hazardous to link up the Humvees to the Chinooks Francis hopes the 304th will be able to courage comes in to play out there anddebris in the air during operations. Rotor and fly them to USAG-Humphrey’s, where transport equipment to a certain location everyone’s job is important,” Green said.Area I Chaplain honored at Shin Heung College By Pfc. Jamal Walker Garcia began teaching at Shin Heung USAG-RC Public Affairs College in November 2008 when he met Dr. Sung Hyun Kang, member of the Shin R E D C LO U D G A R R I S O N — Heung College faculty. After Kang and Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG-RC Garcia discussed their religious beliefs, Kang commander, once said it is our primary explained to Garcia that Shin Heung College function as Soldiers and American citizens is a Christian School. Garcia and Kang began to make a positive impact on our Korean planning an Effective Communications neighbor’s lives to implement the Good class in which Garcia could assist Kang in Neighbor Program teaching the class to for all Soldiers and “I am amazed how humble the faculty members Family members in at the college. Warrior Country. the Korean people are, I did not “Chaplain The program’s intent Garcia and I is to accomplish expect to be teaching those started planning Jackson’s intent, for this class around and much more, by with doctorates.” Thanksgiving,” Kang allowing Soldiers said. “I do not think to volunteer to do Maj. Fredrick Garcia, Warrior any of this would community service Country chaplain have been possible in Korea. without his help.” Maj. Fredrick “I am amazed Garcia, Warrior Country chaplain, was how humble the Korean people are,” Garcia recognized June 2 for his outstanding efforts said. “Dr. Kang told me that I would be in being a good neighbor to the faculty and teaching a few professors, but I did not staff of Shin Heung College. The ceremony expect to be teaching those with doctorates. recognized Garcia for teaching Effective I only have a master’s degree. They were so Communications to the faculty members kind and eager to hear what I had to say of Shin Heung College, and helping them about effective communications. This is my become certified. fourth time being in Korea. I absolutely loveMaj. Wayne Garcia (right), Warrior Country chaplain, presents Dr. Sung Hyun Kang, faculty “My role is, and always has been, to it here and the Korean people. Each timemember at Shin Heung College, with a pin displaying the Korean and American flag linked be a good neighbor as a Soldier, and as I have always tried to be involved in thetogether during a ceremony at Shin Heung College June 2. The ceremony was for an Effective a chaplain, representing the USAG-Red community, whether speaking at a KoreanCommunications class Garcia helped teach for the Good Neighbor Program. “We should love Cloud command and the Good Neighbor chapel or just being a friend to the Koreanour neighbors as ourselves,” Garcia said. “As a chaplain and a Christian my responsibility is to Program, which is a commander’s program, people.”love my neighbors as myself and by doing so I am not only fulfilling my Christian values but also so I represented Col. Jackson himself as a Garcia went on to say he wanted to makethe mandate God gave me to love my neighbors as myself.” Photos from this event are avail- good neighbor to the Korean community an impact on the professors because theyable online at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea.— U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jamal Walker and to Shin Heung College.” gave him an opportunity to teach.
    • USAG-RC • PAGE 6http://imcom.korea.army.mil AREA I THE MORNING CALM News & Notes 2009 Independence Day Celebration Command answers issues during town hall meeting Area I will celebrate Independence Day By Pfc. Kim, Tae Hoon July 4 on USAG-Casey. Events will begin USAG-RC Public Affairs at 2 p.m. For more information call: 732- 6869. CASEY GARRISON — Soldiers, Fresh Start Community Job Fair Civilians and Family members had their Army Community Service Center will pres- questions answered regarding garrison life by ent their Fresh Start Career Community the commander and directors during a town Job Fair July 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in hall meeting June 16 in the USAG-Casey the USAG-Casey Digital Conference Cen- Community Activity Center. ter. For more information call: 730-3032. The purpose of the meeting was to provide information about garrison activities, plans American Red Cross to offer and initiatives and discuss ways to improve Babysitting Course Persons interested in attending a babysit- quality of life in Area I. Lt. Col. Donald ting course for youth ages 11 to 16 years Meisler, USAG-Casey commander, led the contact the American Red Cross at: 730- meeting. 3246/3184. To u r n o r m a l i z a t i o n , c o m m a n d Richard Hall (center standing) asks about the new identification card system deployed by sponsorship, renovations of Gateway Club, AAFES. People will need to present their Common Access Card when entering AAFES facilities USO Offers Free Long Distance barracks, Casey lodge, and events held by or while purchasing products during checkout. It was one of the concerns discussed during the at USAG-Casey Better Opportunities for Unaccompanied town hall meeting held in the USAG-Casey Community Activity Center June 16. — U.S. Army USAG-Casey USO now has Skype and and Single Soldiers were the main topics of photo by Pfc. Kim, Tae Hoon Ipevo phones available free of charge to the meeting. make long distance world wide telephone calls complements of Skype, Ipevo and the Meisler pointed out tour normalization The expansion of Casey Lodge at Red want to buy new furniture in Korea when USO. For more information call: 730-4466. was progressing by steps as was command Cloud was discussed during the meeting. they bring their Families, there seems to be sponsorship. He said schools, child “Our goal is to expand the Casey no suitable way to dispose of old furniture Annual Army OPSEC development centers, and increasing lodge to support the increasing number of when they move on. Achievement Awards Program the number of commissaries is being Families moving to and from Casey as tour “We have an option: the Foreign Goods Forward all OPSEC Achievement Award discussed. normalization and command sponsorship Transaction Office, which is approved by nominations to IMCOM-K no later than No- “When it comes to the options for the progresses,” Meisler said. “Casey Lodge the Korean government, was established vember 5 in order to recognize significant 2010 to 2011 school year, the decision to currently has 65 rooms. We will add 48 for Soldiers to buy duty free goods or sell achievements in operations security at the build schools has been deferred,” he said. more.” them to other people.” Meisler explained. Department of the Army level. For more in- formation call: 732-7189. “There are two accredited international More than 20 issues, from parking lots “Unfortunately, this option is not well schools in Uijeongbu and two nonaccredited to problems with the Army and Air Force known in our community; it’s like a swap eKnowledge Corp. and NFL Player schools in Dongducheon where military Exchange Service, were brought up during shop, if you own a POV and wish to sell it, Tackle SAT and ACT Test Preparation Families can send their children.” the meeting. you can advertise it on their website. Or, The eKnowledge Corporation extends $20 Renovations are big issues as well. Meisler First question was about the increasing if someone wants to get rid of something million donation to America’s Military Fami- began with the current renovations of need for more parking lots. As command before leaving, they can advertise and sell it lies by making available SAT and ACT test Gateway Club. sponsorship becomes effective, more Family at market value.” preparation software to military families The Java Café, as an addition to members and Soldiers will buy, and are There were issues by Family members and veterans. Order free software now and the Gateway Club is currently under entitled to buy, privately owned vehicles. asking if AAFES would stock more clothing study during the summer. To place an order visit: www.eknowledge.com/military. For construction and will expand the club’s size. Shortage of parking spaces will become an for children. more information call 770-992-0900 or Red He said Soldiers would be able to enjoy a issue, Meisler said. The question is how will “We started a section for children’s Cloud Education Center: 732-7015. Starbucks type of atmosphere as on USAG- the garrison prepare for the growing need? clothing last month and are trying to Red Cloud. The café on Casey, he said, is “We will see a lot more privately owned diversify sizes for adults,” said Ken Limtiaco, AMEDD Medical Recruiters licensed to sell the Starbucks products, so vehicles soon,” he said. “We are looking for AAFES northern region manager. “We are Coming to Red Cloud there would be no difference between the a site to build new parking lots. In Yongsan, beginning to advertise; it takes some time AMEDD recruiters will be available to an- two. they put additional parking behind the for the word to spread.” swer your questions about becoming a Also, Meisler said the garrison is currently Post Exchange. For the same reasons we are “There are still some inconveniences AMEDD at the Yongsan Annual Pacific Rim involved in six projects including 12 pipeline looking for similar areas.” compared with other areas, but one thing Retention Conference today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. AMEDD recruiters will be available projects to improve the barracks, beginning Another complaint was about furniture is abundantly clear; we are certainly making to answer your questions on USAG-Red with the worst case. for new Soldiers. Although more Soldiers progress,” Meisler said. Cloud tomorrow at the USAG-Casey Digi- tal Community Conference Center from 1 Ackerman to 5 p.m. For more information call: 1-808- 833-4753. Lt. Dan Band Coming to Casey The Lt. Dan Band with Gary Sinise will be performing behind the USAG-Gateway takes command Club in Gateway Park tomorrow night at 7 p.m. Inclement weather location will be in Hanson Field House. For more information of HHD call: 732-6869. Lt. Col. Donald Meisler (right), USAG- Casey Commander passes the Head- USO Golf Tournament quarters and Headquarters Division at Indianhead Golf Course “Defenders” Company guidon from Capt. The USO Golf Tournament will begin at the Kimberley Nelson, former USAG-HHD Indianhead Golf Course tomorrow at 8 a.m. commander to Capt. Robyn Ackerman If you have not yet signed up you can go to www.case4yusonewsletter.com/contac- signifying the new bearer of responsibil- tus and complete the entrance form. Click ity and commander of HHD in a change submit. Stop by the USO and pay your fee of command ceremony June 17 at the no later than today. For more information USAG-Casey Hanson Field House.”I am call: 730-4466. extremely excited about being here in Ko- rea, I just came out of our Captain Career Workforce Town Hall Meeting Course and I requested this assignment, The next workforce town hall meeting will so I cannot wait to get my feet wet and be held Aug. 18. Send questions, con- help with the Soldiers and the community,” cerns, or topics to Plans, Analysis, and In- tegration Office by July 14. For information Ackerman said. — U.S. Army photo by call: 732-6151. Pfc. Jamal Walker
    • JUNE 26, 2009 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 7 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Army birthday celebrated on Red Cloud and Stanley (Left) Damien Floyd (center) hands cookies to Sgt. Joonghyo Lee, 618th Dental Company senior KATUSA, at USAG-Red Cloud Troop Medical Clinic. USAG-Red Cloud Pear Blossom Cot- tage baked cookies and delvered them to soliders in the garrison June 17 in celabration of 234th Army birthday. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kim, Tae Hoon. (Right) Lt. Col. Alfred Francis cuts the Army’s birthday cake with soon to be Pvt. Joshoa Hammond during the Army birthday celebration given in Camp Stanley’s Pear Blossom Cottage June 16. Francis thanked all the volunteers working in the Cottage for all they do for Soldiers and their Famlies and gave certificates of appreciation. “This celebration is about all of you who volunteer to make life better for the Soldiers and their Families,” Francis said. “Although these certificates look small, they mean a lot. Every time I look around I see all of you volunteering your time here at the Cottage. You service is not going unrecognized.” Preparations for the celebration took volunteers 16 hours, which included baking the birthday cake and preparing food representing cuisine from different parts of Asia. — U.S. Army photo by Jim CunninghamThe first heat of the Women’s Division of the 2009 Warrior Country Individual Swimming Championship begins at the sound of the starting gun June 13 in the Hanson Field House outdoor pool.Jessica Boudreaux placed 1 with a time of 45:94. Additional photos from this event are available online at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photo by Jim CunninghamSoldiers compete for individual swimming honorsBy Jim Cunningham placed 1 in the 200- meter freestyle with a Patrick Walsh placed 1 in 4 categoriesUSAG-RC Public Affairs time of 2:39:45, 1 in the Men’s Open 100- of the Men’s Senior bracket. He placed 1 in meter breaststroke with a time of 1:27:41, 3 the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 32:26, CASEY GARRISON — Winning an in the Men’s Open 100-meter butterfly with 1 in the 100-meter backstroke with a timeIndividual Swimming Championship in a time of 1:37:19, 1 in the Men’s Division of 1:52:56, 1 in the 20- meter individualWarrior Country seems like something for 200 meter medley relay as part of the 4 man medley with a time of 4:11:25, 1 as part ofwhich one would train hard. For Jason Kim, team of Michael Gonzalez, Jason Sorell, and the team Daniel English, Eric Dieter andwinning 1 in 2 of the fastest categories and Eric Corbett with a time of 2:45:60, 2 in the Anthony Esposito as mentioned before.winning 1 with a team in a relay race came Men’s Division 200-meter freestyle relay of Ambur Pittman placed 1 in 2 of thesecond nature. He placed 1 in the 50-meter the same team with a time of 2:20:46. Women’s events, the 10- meter freestyle withfreestyle with a time of 26:31, 1 in the 10- Anthony Esposito placed 2 in the Men’s a time of 2:00:44, the 100-meter backstrokemeter freestyle with a time of 1:08:41 and Open 50-meter freestyle with a time of with a time of 2:10:78, and 2 in the 50-2 in the 10-meter backstroke with a time 28:03, 1 in the Men’s Open10-meter meter freestyle with a time of 48:69.of 1:21:06. backstroke with a time of 1:21:00, 2 in the “These results are made more remarkable I really didn’t train for the competition. Men’s Division 200-meter medley relay as considering we had a field of more than 100I was a member of the swimming team in part of a 4 man team with Patrick Walsh, competitors,” said James Williams, USAG-college, but haven’t been in the pool in more Eric Dieter, and Daniel English with a Casey sports specialist.than a year, Kim said. time of 2:48:47, 1 in the Men’s Division For results of the 2009 Warrior Country Patrick Walsh finishes 1 in the Men’s Senior Kim was not the only Soldier to place 20- meter freestyle relay with the same team Individual Swimming Championship turn 50 meter Freestyle with a time of 32:26. —high in more than one event. Cody Jones clocking 2:13:81. to page 18. U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
    • JUNE 26, 2009 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 9 http://yongsan.korea.army.milFeedback in actionYongsan to highlight cool ideas By Dan Thompson USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — What does the garrison do with ICE feedback? That will be the focus of a new Morning Calm monthly series about actual ICE issues submitted in Area II and how those issues were resolved. The first installment will be printed July 10. The Interactive Customer Evaluation, also known by its cooler name “ICE,” is a Department of Defense-wide initiative to gather customer feedback. Using ICE, customers may leave paper comment cards and feedback online at http://ice. disa.mil/ to rate garrison services, to include everything from dining facilities to post offices. “Whether someone has a positive or negative comment, we want to be sure to capture that and see what we can do about it,” said United States Army Garrison-Yongsan Customer Service Officer Lia Abney. With the introduction of the ICE in action series, Morning Calm and garrison Web site readers will be able to see what service providers are doing to address specific concerns, Abney said.United States Army Garrison-Yongsan Customer Service Officer Lia Abney administers the garrison’s Interactive Customer Evaluation service. A “The new series will highlight real ICEnew monthly column beginning July 10 in the Morning Calm and garrison Web site will highlight real ICE comments and how they changed the comments we receive and a quick interviewcommunity. — U.S. Army photo by Dan Thompson with the service provider to explain how the provider made their service more customer- friendly,” she said. Abney hopes the new2009 Summer Reading Program kicks off series will bring to light some grassroots improvements that are usually enacted with little or no publicity. “The garrison is constantly improvingBy Pfc. Hwang Joon-hyun services, but customers may not be ableUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs to distinguish which changes were made because of ICE,” she said. “We want to YONGSAN GARRISON — More than show, by using real world examples, how300 Yongsan kids and parents gathered at the customers are empowered to improveYongsan Library June 23 to celebrate the 2009 their environment simply by giving usSummer Reading Program kickoff party. ICE feedback.” The Summer Reading Program is designed ICE is one of the strongest feedbackto encourage kids to read books and provide an tools customers have, Abney says. “Not onlyenvironment during the summer vacation where does the Yongsan Garrison commander seechildren may continue to learn. More than 200 each comment, but so does the servicechildren originally signed up for the program; provider involved in a specific comment,”yet still more showed up at the party. she said. “When the feedback includes This year’s theme is “Be creative.” At 11:30 contact information, the service providera.m. every Tuesday from June 23 to July 28, the must provide a response within threeYongsan Library will feature crafts, stories, games, business days.”and food for children. Topics include “Welcome Abney says the new ICE in actionto the Space Age,””Pioneer Play,””Korea Crafts,” series will demonstrate how effectiveand “Whatever the Weather.” ICE can be. Through the weekly activities, children Joanne Sharp reads aloud to more than 300 children at the Yongsan Library 2009 Summerwill develop a habit of reading good books, Reading Program June 23. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Hwang Joon-hyunaccumulate knowledge and become creativein arts and school, said Esther Kim, Yongsan United States Forces Korea Commander Gen. said. “We have a lot of materials that theyLibrary Director. Walter Sharp and Joanne Sharp read two can explore. We have books and tapes on an Participating kids will be divided into three stories for the children, “If I Built a Car” by online database, a reference library, languageage groups: children, preschool and young Chris van Dusen and “Carla’s Sandwichs” by tapes, magazines, DVDs, and more.”adults. Each will have its own book list. Debbie Herman. Other activities at the party The Yongsan Library also offers a “I believe reading is the most important skill included decorating cupcakes and painting storytelling hour for preschoolers Tuesdays,a child can ever get,” Kim said. “We hope the T-shirts and book bags. 10:00-11:00 a.m.Summer Reading Program will also strengthen “We also hope to invite the newcomers For information on the 2009 Summerthe morale of Soldiers and their Families.” and acquaint them with library services Reading Program or any Yongsan Library Following a cake-cutting ceremony, through the Summer Reading Program,” Kim service, call 723-7380.
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 10http://yongsan.korea.army.mil AREA II THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Community Information Forum Join USAG-Yongsan residents for the monthly Community Information Forum 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 30 at the Yongsan Community Services Building, Rm. 118. Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall and key community leaders will present information on current projects, construction, renovations, events and answer questions. For information, call 738-3336. Independence day Celebration Celebrate Independence Day July 4, noon- 9:30 p.m. at Collier Field House, Field No. 12. This year’s festival will include a Kids Land, food stands, fun run, 8th U.S. Army Band, fireworks and much more. Experience a piece of home this 4th of July weekend! For information, call 738- 5254/5419. Closure Notice On Thursday July 9 the 411th CSB/CCK at Camp Coiner will be closed all day because of a unit organizational day. For emergencies please contact Kenneth Kitahara, Director of Contracting 010-4794- 0035. For information, call 724-5288. Deana Carter Meditation instructor Choi Mi-hyang (center) advises meditation group participants in how to focus and calm their thoughts in conjunction with a breathing Enjoy a concert by Deana Carter with technique June 18. Choi welcomes community members interested in experiencing an Eastern-style meditation session each Thursday at 5 p.m. at your family and friends 7 p.m. July 5 at South Post Chapel.. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Hwang Joon-hyun Collier Field House Parking Lot. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For information, call 738-5254/5419. Environmental Officer Training Class offers Eastern meditation instruction The Environmental Officer Course By Pfc. Hwang Joon-hyun of your mind; this includes all aspects of the Korean specific Environmental Governing Standards as they USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs means you gain conscious control “You can compare this to washing your apply to unit operations. Unit commanders should appoint and train an EO. The EO YONGSAN GARRISON — Are you over your emotions car versus fixing your engine.” looking for some peace of mind? You and thoughts.” acts as a liaison between their unit and installation management to ensure units meet might be able to find it in the hypo-gastric She said fitness Choi Mi-hyang breathing class held every Thursday, 5-7 p.m. of the body and environmental standards. The next class is Meditation instructor 8 a.m. July 7-9 at the USO Classroom, 2nd at South Post Chapel. the mind will floor, Bldg 1225, Camp Kim. For information, Republic of Korea Army Support Group ultimately lead to call 724-6151 or 724-5008. began organizing the Eastern meditation class enlightenment. you look inside yourself.” in April. Visitors may expect some stretching, “The final stage, the reason we practice Pfc. Bae Soo-man, a regular participant, Seeking Psychiatrist light exercise, and meditation. is to completely know one’s inner self and said it was a great way to make yourself The Brian Allgood Army Community “Unlike working out in the weight room be able to control it,” she said. “We call feel better. Hospital is seeking an outpatient or playing sports, this class trains one’s that enlightenment.” “You get the sense of working out your body clinic-based psychiatrist to provide mind,” said instructor Choi Mi-hyang. “You You do not have to set such a lofty goal and mind,” Bae said. “It’s a nice little exercise professional psychiatric services to can compare this to washing your car versus for yourself to try the class out, though. The that clears up my mind in the afternoon.” adults in a clinical practice setting. Qualifications include: two year’s fixing your engine.” class is open to everyone. If you are interested in learning more post-residency experience in a clinical There are two goals in the class, Choi said. “What we practice is a very basic about Eastern meditation, call 738-7111 or setting within the last three years. The “The first goal is fitness of your body. We do stage,” Choi said. “We utilize breathing visit Room 208, South Post Chapel 5 p.m. deadline to apply is June 19. Contact stretches and exercises. The second is fitness and sound to do simple exercises that help Thursdays to experience a session. the contracting office at Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital, MEDDAC- Korea. For information, call 737-6010. BOSS is Sending Cookies to Combat Korea introduces new currency BOSS is asking your help in getting addresses of deployed Servicemembers Americans serving in Korea and DOD Civilians who would like to may see a new 50,000 won bill receive a free box of Girl Scout cookies. that reached the streets June Please e-mail the full APO addresses for 24. No worries, officials say, recipients to latina.brown@korea.army.mil the bill is the real deal. The or bryon.mcgainey@korea.army.mil. new bill features the portrait of Shin Saim-dang, a 16th century Hazardous Waste Handler’s Course painter, author, and the mother DPW Environmental Division is sponsoring Initial and refresher employee training of a famous Korean philosopher designed for personnel and their supervisors featured on the 5,000 won bill. that are assigned duties involving actual or The bills are worth about $35, potential exposure to HM/HW. The course mostly yellow in color and a is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 10 in the USO class little bit bigger than the 10,000 room, 2nd floor, Bldg 1225, Camp Kim. For won note. Korean officials information, call 724-6151 or 724-5008. used high-tech anti-forgery techniques, such as holograms For a complete list of community and variable ink. — U.S. Army information news and notes, visit the USAG-Yongsan official web site at photo by David McNally http://yongsan.korea.army.mil
    • JUNE 26, 2009 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 11 http://yongsan.korea.army.milMoneywise tour comes to YongsanBy Cpl. Choi Keun-woo your credit ratings to set the right premiums.”USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs Bielagus outlined six ways of increasing one’s credit scores: YONGSAN GARRISON — Amid continuing concern • Fix mistakes on your credit reportabout the financial world, Army Community Service • Pay off debtinvited two renowned financial planners, Kelvin Boston • Establish a consistent payment historyand Peter Bielagus to offer financial advice to the Yongsan • Stop applying for new credit cardscommunity. • Don’t cancel credit cards, they will lower your score A three-hour ‘Moneywise’ presentation attracted more • Set your children as authorized user of your credit than 50 people in the ACS building June 17. Boston card, which will allow your children to inherit your goodoriginally launched his tour in 2000 with the intention of credit scoreempowering average Americans with financial information, He also encouraged the audience to refrain fromhe said. unnecessary consumption. He advised Soldiers and Family Boston emphasized that military service members were members to make a list of what they want, what they do notin an ideal position to become financially successful. need, and what they are actually spending money on. “In the U.S. people are getting laid off right now,” he said. “By making such lists, you’ll realize that you are spending“But you have job security with pay raises and a potential too much money on thing that you don’t need,” he said.pension plan after 20 years of service.” “Instead of saving money for things that you really want The three most important factors in becoming financially like a car or a house, you’ll notice that Starbucks, Dunkin’successful are facing the fear of losing money from an Donuts, Krispy Kreme and Marlboro are taking a chunkinvestment, being in control of your economic policy, out of your budget.”and observing others that have become successful, Boston A lively question and answer session followed theexplained. Creator and host of the Moneywise television show Kelvin presentation. “Here’s a rule of thumb,” he said. “I call it the power Boston gives financial advice to a Yongsan audience June 17. “I think today’s presentation was great,” Brady Lawrence,of ten: save ten percent of your income, for an annual ten — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Choi Keun-woo a retired Servicemember who attended the lecture, said.percent return for ten years.” “Presentations like this help raise the quality of life for Some of his other advice included taking advantage of good credit and having a budget plan that works. Soldiers and their Families.”military benefits, saving, and getting a college degree. “Credit ratings can affect your future in a variety of “We are a home of the free because of the brave,” Boston Bielagus set the theme of his lecture as ‘being ready ways,” he said. “Employers look at your credit rating before said in closing. “American would not be here if it weren’t for[financially] before you need to be.’ He suggested two ways hiring, banks look at your credit ratings to determine your your sacrifice. This is our way of paying back for your service.to become financially prepared for a better future: building interest rates on loans, and insurance companies look at We want to raise you up because you have raised us up.”Counseling helpsbuild stronger bondsBy Cpl. Choi Keun-woo with children can be particularly difficultUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs during the family movement or separation due to duty tour. “As parents, it is easy to YONGSAN GARRISON — As children fall into limited communication patterns.reach adolescence, it becomes vital to foster an Increased communication at times ofenvironment where they can trust their parents transition can help to ease the process forand talk openly, according to experts. those we leave behind,” said Geri Fortner, File photo by USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs K-16 DFAC finds recipe for success “Adolescents need their parents as much ASACS counselor.as when they were young. They need more n Talk to your teen about your upcomingadvanced relationships and different quality departure; make them a part of the processof time,” explained U.S. Army Garrison- and share your thoughts and feelings, asYongsan Army Substance Abuse Counseling appropriate. By David McNally Eighth U.S. Army and IMCOM-KoreaService counselor Adrea Donoghue. n Invite you teens to your departure point USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs evaluation teams inspected Army dining facilities “Find pockets of time to interact with your if possible. in Korea May 11 - June 5 to select the victors inkids. Maybe you cannot have a whole hour to n Establish a routine of communication for K-16 Air Base — Eighth U.S. Army and the 42nd regional Connelly competition.talk, but you can find ten minutes to wash the frequent short contacts, but make allowance Installation Management officials announced In the large garrison category, Company D,dishes together or walk the dog with them,” for those times when your teen really needs to winners and runners-up for the prestigious Philip 302nd Brigade Support Battalion at Camp Hoveyadded Maninder Sharma, ASACS counselor. talk. Today’s technology, such as VOIP, makes A. Connelly awards competition June 17. won, with 3-2nd Air Defense Artillery Battalion The ASACS team offers parenting tips for it easier to have regular contacts. The winner in the small garrison category taking runner-up status at USAG-Humphreys.how to build close bonds with the children. n Stay in contact with other adults who went to the 501st Military Intelligence The winner of the Field Kitchen categoryn Do listen. Really listening creates an have regular contact with your teen: teachers, Brigade at Camp Humphreys. The runner up is the 557th Military Police Company, alsoenvironment where the children will be more chaplain, coach. is the 2nd Battalion (Assault), 2nd Aviation at Humphreys Garrison.likely to come for advice when needed. n Show interest in your teen’s life through Regiment stationed at K-16 Air Base in “Congratulations to the winners andn Show your respect. Trying to over-control empathy and validation. Seongnam, just south of Seoul. runners-up, and to all units who participatedteen’s beliefs can undermine their confidence. Experts also encourage parents to take “It’s pretty remarkable considering how in this year’s competition,” wrote Brig. Gen.n Spend time together. Follow the lead of your advantage of various programs that Yongsan remote and isolated K-16 Air Base is from John Uberti, IMCOM-Korea commandingteen in choosing some of the family activities, Garrison offers. “Check what the garrison Yongsan and other 2nd Infantry Divsion general. “The winners in each category willeven when they are not your cup of tea. has for family activities. Get involved and units,” said Lt. Col. Matthew Lewis, 2-2 represent 8th U.S. Army and IMCOM-Korean Do not avoid talking about topics like drug try to have fun together,” said Donoghue. “If Aviation commander. at the upcoming Department of the Armyor sex. Discuss them openly and arm your parents ever need any assistance, they can call Lewis commended his Soldiers and their level competition.”teen with accurate information. 738-4579 and ask us for help.” noncommissioned officer-in-charge. The purpose of the annual Connellyn Be flexible. Don’t be afraid to change the Look for weekly parenting tips from “Sergeant First Class Katina Saxon’s competition is to iImprove the “professionalismapproach if it’s not working. Arm yourself with the ASACS team each week this summer leadership has been outstanding,” he said. of food service personnel, thus providing theinformation about adolescent development. in both the Morning Calm newspaper Saxon is the senior food operations sergeant best quality food service to supported Soldier In an Army community, building bonds and this website. for the K-16 Air Base Dining Facility. diners,” according to Army officials.
    • USAG-Y • PAGE 12http://yongsan.korea.army.mil AREA II THE MORNING CALM Thinking Strategically Category: PETSS trategic Planning is the key to the today. In 2008, USAG-Yongsan earned the WANTED: SAMOYED PUPPY success of any organization. Every title of “Army Communities of Excellence,” Wanted: 1 Samoyed Puppy around 2 months old. If you have seen one around now and then, organizations need making it one of the top three organizations Seoul or have one you just cant take care of, please give me a call and let me to review mission, vision and goals of its kind in the Army. Last year, we were know. Phone: 010-2374-6271, Email: robertfellingham@gmail.comand adjust fire on how to get the job done. in the top seven contenders for the title. Earlier this week, my senior staff met to We have a history of excellence. However, FREE TO GOOD HOMEmap out the “way ahead” for U.S. Army USAG-Yongsan is closing. Yellow female (spayed) Labrador retriever. Up-to-date on all shots. If youGarrison-Yongsan. The most important In the future, most of this community have a stateside person interested, I will pay for shipment to CONUS. Needaspect of this workshop was a discussion will be gone; the garrison’s mission will response ASAP. PCS to Okinaka and cannot take her. Phone: 010-4953-of how we as the garrison are meeting your be completed. Our vision is to continue 5090, Email: jvf5090@hotmail.comneeds as a community member. living up to the standards of the Army Disclaimer It’s our goal to build relationships Communities of Excellence competition. Transactions between personnel/organizations entitled to duty-free privileges and personnel/organiza-based on trust and confidence through We will do this until the last resident tions not entitled to duty-free privileges are covered by the Republic of Korea/United States Status ofopen communication with all of you as moves out. How we get there is a matter of Forces Agreement (SOFA), as implemented by USFK Regulations 643-2 and 60-1. Questions regardingcustomers and stakeholders. I want Yongsan the transfer of duty-free items should be directed to the local Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. reviewing our strategic plan, applying ourcommunity members to be satisfied with values and engaging on each front.living and working at the garrison. We I am happy to report to you that USAG-are truly committed to that end. This is aroutine and recurring review that sparks a Yongsan has a plan that guarantees success. Our strategic planning is just a start. Family Cultural Exchange Programcontinuous cycle of improvement. We will improve quality of life in the Why does USAG-Yongsan exist? The Yongsan community through hard work andgarrison brings vital life support services to good management practices, and continuea community of about 17,000 American to design and develop processes that makeServicemembers, Civilian Employees, their Yongsan a great place to live and work.Family Members, contractors and retirees As always, your input is desired andserving in the Republic of Korea. These valued. Please use the Interactive Customerservices include emergency first response, Evaluation system online, or call my Hotlinepublic works, such as utilities and roads, at 738-3484.child care services, transportation and You deserve the best home possible forhousing, to name a few. all the great work you do. USAG-Yongsan There are 179 installations in the Army is truly the “Army’s Home” in Seoul. UN Command ceremony honors fallen heroes A Thai Soldier (foreground) leads United Nations Honor Guard pallbearers June 24 as they solemnly escort a coffin containing the remains of Korean War Soldiers killed in action. The Fallen Hero Joint Departure Ceremony commemorates the sacrifices made by all Soldiers, both accounted and unaccounted for, said United States Forces Korea Commander Gen. Walter L. Sharp. “In the event their remains are obscured by the legacy of battle that took their lives - we shall keep looking until they are found,” he said. “Once found, we will keep our promise. That is what we are doing here today.” — U.S. Army Photo by Dan Thompson
    • JUNE 26, 2009 NEWS IMCOM-K • PAGE 13 http://imcom.korea.army.mil501st Military Intelligence Brigade - Red Dragons Highlight Their CapabilityStaff Sergeant Kim of the 501st MI BDE gives a brief to the Republic of Korea (ROK) participants from the ROK Intel School, Third ROK Army, Defense Intelligence Command, Korean DefenseIntelligence Agency, Combined Forces Command, and Defense Security Agency, on Ground Component Capabilities during “war and peace time” for the CAPEX in USAG Humphreys on 18 June2009. To see all Morning Calm photos visit www.flickr.com/photos/imcomkorea — U.S. Army Photo by SGT Shawn Cassatt No Endorsement Implied No Endorsement Implied
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 14 http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALMGSA Outreach Asia 2009 The first-ever Products and Services Exposition and Training Attendees can earn Continuous Learning Points for more thanConference of its kind for military and federal customers in the 55 hours of free training on mission-oriented topics like complexAsia-Pacific region. acquisitions, project management, “green” purchasing, and how to Korea military and DOD civilian participation in the regional use GSA e Tools and GSA Schedule contracts.event is encouraged by the USFK, EUSA, 7AF, 51FW and CCK Visit the Exhibit Hall to meet GSA Schedule contractors andcommanders, unit funds permitting. The event will be held from other vendors offering a wide range of products and services featuringJuly 21 to July 23 at the Taiyo Recreation Center on Yokota Air furniture, recreation, logistics, business support and more.Base, Japan. And be sure to attend the opening night Welcome Reception at The GSA Outreach Asia is an official government conference, the Officer’s Club.free and open to all military, D o D civilian, federal, and KGS Avoid the late rush at the door by registering now at www.employees. All are welcome. outreachasia.gsa.govHelp Our Troops Call HomeNearly 200,000 have helped program reach milestone Just five years after the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) introduced a Since the inception of “Help Our Troops Call Home” in March 2004, 174,030phone card program to keep American troops in touch with their Families back home, individual orders for approximately 349,000 phone cards have been sent. More thancontributions are already about to surpass $8 million. 30,000 of those have been earmarked for “any service member” and distributed As of the end of May, contributions to “Help Our Troops Call Home,” have via charities such as the American Red Cross, Air Force Aid Society, Fisher Housegenerated $7,984,830 in telecommunications support for Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors Foundation, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Soldier & Family Assistance Center andand Marines. USO with the remainder going to specific Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. “To be approaching $8 million just five years into the program is a testament to the By simply logging on to aafes.org <https://thor.aafes.com/scs/default.aspx> or callingvalue Military Exchange Global prepaid phone cards offer both the sender and receiver,” 800-527-2345, friends, family members and even civic groups can take part in the “Helpsaid AAFES’ Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sgt. Jeffry Helm. “With the 4th of Our Troops Call Home” effort by sending any one of three Military Exchange GlobalJuly just around the corner, we hope the American public will continue partnering with Prepaid Phone cards, including a 550-minute denomination card capable of providingus to find affordable ways to keep the lines of communication between the home front more than two hours of call time from any of 69 phone centers in Iraq, Afghanistan orand the front lines open.” Kuwait to the United States. June 26 - July 2 LOCATION Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Madagascar (PG) 3 p.m. Crank: High Voltage Hannah Montana CASEY 17 Again (PG-13) 6:30 p.m. (R) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. The Taking of Pelham 123 No Show Crank: High Voltage No Show The Taking of Pelham 123 Observe and Report (R) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. 730-7354 The Taking of Pelham 123 (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (PG-13) 8:30 p.m. Hannah Montana Hannah Montana HENRY The Hangover (PG) 1 p.m. (PG) 3 p.m. State of Play (R) 7 p.m. The Hangover Obsessed (PG-13) 7 p.m. No Show No Show No Show 768-7724 (R) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. Hannah Montana Hannah Montana HUMPHREYS The Taking of Pelham 123 (G) 3:30 p.m. (G) 3:30 p.m. Obsessed Obsessed Sunshine Cleaning Sunshine Cleaning (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m. The Taking of Pelham 123 The Taking of Pelham 123 (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 (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m. HOVEY State of Play Fighting The Taking of Pelham 123 No Show Crank: High Voltage No Show The Proposal (R) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. 730-5412 State of Play Fighting Crank: High Voltage KUNSAN (PG) 6 / 8:30 p.m. (PG-13) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. No Show No Show No Show TBD State of Play 782-4987 (PG) 8:30 p.m. Sunshine Cleaning (PG) 8:30 p.m. Night at The Museum The Proposal Night at The Museum (PG) 1 / 7 p.m. OSAN (PG-13) 7 (PG) 1 / 7 p.m. The Proposal The Proposal Terminator: Salvation TBD TBD Terminator: Salvation The Proposal (PG-13) 3:30 / 6 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m 784-4930 (PG-13) 9:30 p.m. (R) 3:30 / 9:30 p.m. Terminator: Salvation (PG-13) 8:30 p.m. The Hangover Sunshine Cleaning RED CLOUD (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Crank: High Voltage 17 Again Dragonball No Show The Taking of Pelham 123 (R) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. 732-6620 Obsessed (PG-13) 9 p.m. Fighting The Hangover STANLEY (PG-13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. The Hangover Obsessed 12 Rounds The Proposal Crank: High Voltage (PG) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. No Show (PG-13) 7 p.m. Hannah Montana (PG-13) 7 / 9 p.m. 732-5565 (G) 9:00 p.m. (PG) 9 p.m. The Proposal The Proposal Sunshine Cleaning Crank: High Voltage Crank: High Voltage Obsessed Obsessed (PG-13) 5:30 / 8:30 P.M. (PG-13) 2 / 5 / 8 p.m. (R) 2 / 5 / 8 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. YONGSAN Fighting The Pink Panther The Pink Panther State of Play State of Play 12 Rounds 12 Rounds (Pg-13) 6 P.M. (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. (PG-13) 3:30 / 6 p.m. (PG-13) 3:30 / 6 p.m. (PG-13) 3:30 / 6 p.m. (PG-13) 3:30 / 6 p.m. 738-7389 Hotel For Dogs Bolt Bolt Bedtime Stories Bedtime Stories Dragonball Dragonball (Pg) 6 P.M. (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m (PG) 3:30 / 6 p.m. (PG) 3:30 / 6 p.m. (PG) 3:30 / 6 p.m. (PG) 3:30 / 6 p.m. U.S. ID card holders enjoy free movies courtesy of Army MWR at U.S. Army installations in Korea.
    • JUNE 26, 2009 CHAPLAIN IMCOM-K • PAGE 15 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Area I Worship Schedule Area II Worship Schedule Area III Worship Schedule Area IV Worship Schedule Protestant Services Protestant Services 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 0900 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 corey.ringer@korea.army.mil, 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 www.usfk.mil/org/FKCH/Index.html?/org/FKCH/Contents/mission.htm 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: david.crary@korea.army.mil, 738-3009 klon.kitchen@korea.army.mil, 753-7274 frank.richard.spencer@korea.army.mil, 732-7998 Eddie.kinley@korea.army.mil, 764-5455 Chaplain (Maj.) Adolph G. DuBose: Chaplain (Maj.) James E. O’Neal: Red Cloud Chaplain (Maj.) Fredrick Garcia: Chaplain (Maj.) Edward Martin: adolph.g.dubose@korea.army.mil, 738-4043 james.e.oneal@korea.army.mil , 753-7276 fredrick.wayne.garcia@korea.army.mil, 732-6169 Edward.martin7@korea.army.mil, 765-8004 Chaplain (Maj.) Leo Mora Jr.: Chaplain (Capt.) Anthony Flores: Red Cloud Chaplain (Capt.) Mario Rosario: leo.mora@korea.army.mil, 736-3018 Anthony.wenceslao.flores@korea.army.mil, Mario.s.rosario@korea.army.mil, 753-7042 732-6169No Endorsement Implied No Endorsement Implied
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 16http://imcom.korea.army.mil FEATURE THE MORNING CALMTeam effort the key to a successful missionhumphreys garrison — Soldiers from 304th Signal Battalion and 3-2nd Aviation Regiment (GSAB) conductedsling load operations between USAG-Humphreys and Camp Mobile June 16. See page 23 for story. Download highresolution photos at www.flickr.com/photos/usaghumphreys/ — U.S. Army photos by Lori Yerdon and Ken Hall
    • IMCOM-K • PAGE 18http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM Senior Soldiers train By Cpl. Kim Kuan-min 8th U.S. Army Public Affairs KOREA COMBAT TRAINING CENTER — Senior U.S. and Republic of Korea Army trained together June 22 at the Korea Combat Training Center in Gwangwon In-Je. “Thank you for hosting us today, I know we will learn a lot from this tour. Soon we will celebrate the 59th anniversary of our strong alliance,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Winzenried, the senior enlisted leader of Command Forces Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Eighth U.S. Army, as he greeted the Republic of Korea Army Soldiers assigned to the KCTC. “I will seek more opportunities to train together.” The KCTC was established April 2002 to manage KCTC battalion-level training, develop concepts, construct systems of brigade-level training and support combat experiments related to the Republic of Korea Army reorganization. The program is currently under development to expand from the brigade to the division level. In this battlefield scenario, U.S. and ROK sergeants majorMore photos of this event available at www.flickr.com/photos/8tharmy. U.S. Army Photo by Cpl. Kim, Kuan Min fought north Korean soldiers.DOD Homeowners Assistance ProgramBy CPT Tyler Davidson who undergo a permanent change of station (PCS) are also eligible be compensated for the difference between 95% of the appraisedSpecial to the Morning Calm Weekly to enroll in the HAP until September 30, 2012 (or an earlier date value of the home (at the time they purchased the home) and the designated by the Secretary of Defense). final sale price or the appraised value of the property at the time YONGSAN GARRISON — The Department of Defense Eligibility for particular HAP benefits varies depending on of sale, whichever is greater. Closing costs and realtor fees are alsoHomeowners Assistance Program (HAP) was established by the the type of applicant. In the case of Warriors in Transition and reimbursable. If an eligible applicant elects to sell their home toDemonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of surviving spouses, the home at issue must have been owned by the U.S. Government, the seller may receive up to 75% of the1966. The HAP was originally intended to provide monetary the servicemember when he/she was deployed after September 11, appraised fair market value of the home at the time of the seller’srelief to eligible servicemembers and federal civilian employees 2001 and during which he/she was wounded or died. Warriors original purchase, or the current total amount of outstandingwho suffered a financial loss on the sale of their home when a base in Transition must also be relocating for medical treatment or mortgages, whichever is greater. Applicants for the HAP who haveclosure or realignment was determined to have caused decline in medical retirement, while surviving spouses must relocate within a primary residence located overseas are not eligible for governmentthe local residential real estate market. two years of their spouse’s death. Personnel who are applying for purchase benefits. The recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment HAP benefits as a consequence of BRAC05 must have owned The HAP also offers foreclosure assistance to eligible applicants.Act of 2009 has expanded the scope of the HAP in response and occupied the home at issue prior to May 13, 2005 and If foreclosure proceedings have commenced, an applicant may electto the mortgage foreclosure and credit crisis. This expansion is have continuously owned the home between May 13, 2005 and to receive foreclosure benefits or private sale benefits. Foreclosurebacked by $555 million in appropriated funds and is intended July 1, 2006. Finally, to qualify as a permanently reassigned benefits may be paid directly to the applicant to reimburse forto assist servicemembers and federal civilian employees whose servicemember, the home must have been owed prior to July 1, foreclosure costs paid by the applicant, or paid to third parties onmedical and professional situations require them to sell their 2006 and the servicemember must have permanently changed the applicant’s behalf.primary residences. Permanent eligibility to enroll in the HAP stations after February 1, 2006. Each type of HAP benefit is only You can obtain more information on the HAP at http://hap.has now been extended to “Warriors in Transition” - defined as available once to each applicant, which means a person could usace.army.mil. Interested personnel can download applicationservicemembers who have a service-connected disability rating potentially qualify for HAP benefits on three different occasions, documents from the HAP website which, upon completion, mustof 30% or greater disability - and to surviving spouses of fallen assuming they meet the differing requirements. be mailed to the HAP field office of the Corps of Engineers Districtservicemembers. In addition, servicemembers and federal civilian Personnel who are eligible for the HAP can expect help in that is responsible for the area in which the home at issue is located.employees who own or owned a home in a real estate market offsetting losses incurred when homes are sold, purchased by the Contact information for HAP field offices is available at http://affected by the Base Realignment and Closure initiatives of 2005 U.S. Government, or foreclosed upon. However, an approved hap.usace.army.mil/Contact.html. Processing times for HAP(BRAC05) are now eligible for the expansion until September 30, HAP claim and benefit may still result in some financial loss. The applications average between 90 to 120 days after receipt of an2012 (or an earlier date designated by the Secretary of Defense), main goal of the HAP is to reduce the magnitude of housing sale application by a HAP field office. However, due to the anticipatedwithout a determination that real estate values have dropped in losses to a level that does not destroy a person’s finances and credit. increase in the number of applications as a consequence of thetheir area due to a closure or realignment. Finally, servicemembers When dealing with the private sale of a home, homeowners may expansion of the HAP program, processing times may be longer.DeCA launches Li’l Heroes Program July 6By Courtney Rogers our country, and hope that the support this program willSpecial to the Morning Calm Weekly provide will make the commissary even more worth the trip for them.” YONGSAN GARRISON — As part of an ongoing The Li’l Heroes Baby Program will be featured on aeffort to emphasize that the commissary is a benefit for the special section of http://www.commissaries.com that willwhole military family, the Defense Commissary Agency is offer articles from the DeCA dietitian, Lt. Col. Karenlaunching an exciting new initiative effective July 6: the Li’l Hawkins, and the agency’s home economist, Kay Blakley,Heroes Baby Program. as well as links to other government sources providing tips A new addition to the family brings not only more joy, and advice to new parents.but also more expenses. As household budgets tighten, the The highlight of this new program will be DeCA’s newestaverage savings of 30 percent or more customers realize by e-newsletter: the Li’l Heroes Benefit Bulletin. In additionshopping at the commissary helps families make ends meet. to linking commissary customers to the articles mentionedIn fact, a family of four can save an average of nearly $3,400 above, this monthly e-newsletter will provide access toper year by shopping at the commissary, based on October military-exclusive vendor Web pages offering special savings2008 USDA figures for retail grocery store food purchases for readers. This information will help you learn how toconsumed at home. make the commissary that much more worth the trip for “Customers have told us that the commissary is their the things your little ones need. Vendors will also be offeringmost important nonpay benefit, so we want to maintain special thank-you gifts to subscribers.that by supporting the whole military family as much as The Commissary always worth the trip and availablepossible,” DeCA Director and CEO Philip E. Sakowitz Jr. For the “Li’l Heroes Benefit Bulletin” visit the DeCA site online 24/7 at www.commissaries.com. Be sure to checksaid. “We value the sacrifices these families have made for http://www.commissaries.com/baby on July 6. out this latest promotion July 6.
    • June 26, 2009 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 21 http://imcom.korea.army.mil602nd ASB Soldier rescuesKorean child from drowning met on a sandbar about half-way back to theBy Ken Hall shoreline,” said Bigouette.USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs and Several people entered the water to helpCpl. Kim, Kuan-min, EUSA Public Affairs Bigouette bring the girl to shore. She was carried to medical personnel who revived HUMPHREYS GARRISON — A her and saved her life.young 2nd infantry Division Soldier gave “As we were leaving, I could see the girlthe gift of life to a nine-year old Korean with her family and she was walking on hergirl when he saved her from drowning at own,” said Bigouette. “It’s important thatHaeundae Beach, Busan City on Saturday, people know that we really care about ourJune 13. neighbors.” Pfc. Richard Bigouette of Bravo Company Maj. David W. Price, Eighth U.S.602nd Aviation Support Battalion was Army Battle Command and Knowledgeswimming a little way from shore with Pfc. Management Officer, was vacationing onJoshua Davis, also of Bravo 602nd ASB, Haeundae beach that day and witnessed thewhen he heard frantic yells and screams from entire sequence of events.Koreans on the beach who were pointing “Out of nowhere, an American Soldierto a place beyond the waves, more than 50 rushed through the water and beganyards out into the water. swimming toward the distressed individual,” A little girl was struggling for her life as said Price.she tried to remain above the water. Another Price noted Bigouette was also gaspinggirl, standing waist-deep in the choppy water for air after the live-saving effort.between the waves was crying for help. “It made me feel so proud that this “The waves were swelling up and she Soldier would make the sacrifice to savewas caught between them in deep water,” a complete stranger. I felt the need to doBigouette said. “At first, we heard the two the right thing and track down his chaingirls yelling and we didn’t understand what of command and recommend that he bethey were saying but it was obvious the child recognized for his heroic action.”was in trouble and I had to help.” Pfc. Richard Bigouette, B Company, 602nd ASB, USAG-Humphreys was at the right place at Bigouette offered a final thought on his Bigouette, a native of Texas, hasn’t the right time and rescued a Korean child from drowning. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall actions that day.completed combat lifesaver training, but he taught us to be confident and professional and swam back through the waves toward “What enabled me do this was the overallhas a selfless heart; he attributes his quick and most of all to be vigilant, always keeping the shore where Davis stood by to help experience I’ve received from the Army, aassessment of the situation to Army basic an eye on everything that happens around bring her in. sense of camaraderie and the training totraining at Fort Jackson, S.C. us,” said Bigouette. “I worked fast to get her back into shore react quickly. It may also have been what “I had a drill sergeant in basic training Bigouette swam quickly to where the girl and was able to meet up with a few people my father has taught me, to help anyone inwho had a strong influence on me. He was, wrapped his arm around her shoulder who came out as far as they could and we need,” said Bigouette.6-52 ADA hosts KATUSA families on tour of Suwon Air BaseBy 2nd Lt. Paul Yoon6-52 ADA Public Affairs HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Familymembers of four, Korean Augmentee tothe U.S. Army privates toured Suwon AirBase recently and experienced the militarylifestyle their sons are living as Republic ofKorea Army soldiers. The family visit program, which wasorganized by Lt. Col. Robert L. Kelley,commander, 6th Battalion 52nd Air DefenseArtillery Regiment, is planned to bean on-going program that specificallytailors to family members of incomingKATUSA privates. After an adjustment andsettling period of about four weeks for the KATUSA families get a glimpse of life in the Korean Army during a tour Suwon Air Base recently. — U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Paul YoonKATUSA’s, their families are invited for a cheol, who is in charge of the KATUSAs daily operations of KATUSAs, standards brief, and presented each of them with aday on the installation. on Suwon Air Base said he was extremely and regulations they must adhere to and the battalion gift. Kelley said the program is an excellent thankful and appreciative for the 6-52 overall picture of a KATUSA’s career. The KATUSA Pvt. Ji, Wook-min said “I wasway to allow KATUSA family members to battalion commander’s attention to families toured the base and KATUSA work very glad that my parents were able to visitunderstand the environment and lifestyle KATUSAs. “Although I have been a part of areas, followed by lunch with their respective our base today. They told me they were verytheir soldiers are experiencing. It also many units that have come through Suwon battery commanders and first sergeants. proud of the fact that I play a significant rolegives them an opportunity to personally Air Base, no other unit has put forth as much At the end of the tour, Kelley, Maj. Jeffrey in Korean-American relations. I re-affirmedexperience the life they – until now – were effort as 6-52,” he said. Slown, 6-52 battalion executive officer, to them that I made a promise to myself toonly able to hear about over the phone. The day-long visit opened with an and 6-52 Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy try harder everyday and dedicate my best to ROKA Sergeant Major Shin, Myoung- introduction by Shin, where they discussed Hockenberry gave the families a welcome serve both countries as a KATUSA.
    • USAG-H • PAGE 22http://imcom.korea.army.mil AREA III THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Humphreys’ children celebrate Army’s birthday Meet your garrison command team By Lori Yerdon U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys commander USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs Col. Joseph P. Moore and garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Kim will be at the Main H U M P H R EY S G A R R I S O N — Exchange lobby July 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 Children in the pre-kindergarten class at p.m. to meet with anyone who has a question, Humphreys’ Child Development Center comment, concern or suggestion about life and work on USAG-Humphreys. Thursday’s listened attentively as Maj. John Cole read session is the first of monthly sessions the “Sam the Army Dog” as part of the Army’s commadn team will hold every payday. Speak 234th Birthday celebration here, June 18. up to build a better community and receive a “The story not only shows what their rapid response to your questions. (the children) parents do every day but it also celebrates the (Army’s) heritage,” said Fund Raising Booth Joseph Jacks, USAG-Humphreys’ school Sign up now for a Fund Raising Booth at liaison officer. “Families are very important Freedom Fest, July 3-5 at Independence Park. to Soldiers.” Send your request for a booth plus names and contact information for two individuals Cole, assigned to Headquarters and from your unit to area3mwrmarketing@korea. Headquarters Company, 2nd Combat Maj. John Cole, HHC 2nd CAB reads “Sam the Army Dog” to the pre-kindergarten class at army.mil Aviation Brigade, said he volunteered to read Humphreys’ Child Development Center here, June 18. Humphreys Child and Youth Services to the 4 and 5-year-olds because “It’s lets the also organized a Family art project and hosted a caking-cutting ceremony in honor of the Army’s Family and Motor Vehicle Safety Day kids know they’re important too.” birthday. — U.S. Army photo by Lori Yerdon When: June 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Happy Families help (Soldier’s) morale of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, Army of persistent conflict.” Where: Community Activity Center and it’s important (for Soldiers) to have good Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. Humphreys Child and Youth Services Activities include 2.5k run, bike rodeo, POV/ Family support,” he said. MC safety check, blood pressure, cholesterol, and Secretary of the Army Pete Geren said also organized a Family art project and Worldwide Soldiers, Family Members, “We are proud of you – an Army Family hosted a caking-cutting ceremony in honor body fat checks, fire extinguisher training, prizes, giveaways and free meal for all Civilians and retirees celebrated the Army’s that reflects the diversity of today’s America. of the birthday celebration. participants Birthday June 14th. We will continue to develop culturally- “It (the story) was good,” said 5-year-old In an excerpt from the Senior Army astute, agile, and adaptive leaders who are Sydney Hopper. “I like the Army because it Road Closure leader birthday message, Sergeant Major prepared to lead this Nation through an era saves people and it helps helicopters.” Freedom Road from CPX gate to the Main gate will be closed between 1:45 and 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 2 in preparation for Freedom Fest. ROK-US Friendship softball tournament action Humphreys American School New student Registration began June 15 New student Orientation begins August 24 in HAS cafeteria at 11 a.m. Meet and greet your teacher August 28 from 2 - 3 p.m. Humphreys Camp Adventure Open June through August to all CYS Services children that have completed grades 1 - 5. Children can sign up for specific weeks by 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the week they would like to attend. Visit CYS Services Bldg. 570 or call 753-8507 Safety Office Relocates The USAG-Humphreys Safety Office has relocated to Building S484, across from the Community Activity Center. See the USAG- Humphreys website for the new safety office phone numbers Medical/Dental Clinic Ceremony The USAG-Humphreys Medical and Dental Clinic will hold a remodeling ribbon cutting ceremony July 10 at 9:15 a.m. Humphreys Construction Update As Humphreys Garrison grows during the next several years construction projects will cause interruptions of electrical and water service as well as detours and delays on our roads. We ask your patience as we transform our post into the Installation of Choice on the Korean Peninsula. • Freedom Road water line replacement is continuing. Please watch for construction equipment in roadways and signal man directing traffic. We Want Your Stories! We want to publish your stories and photos in The Morning Calm Weekly and on the USAG-Humphreys Command Korean and American men’s and women’s softball teams played in the annual ROK-US Friendship Softball Tournament at Soldiers Channel. Please send any information Field, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, June 21. The day featured friendly but spirited contests between the teams, lunch provided or products to Ken Hall at the USAG- by Pyeongtaek Chapter, People to People International and a rousing performance by local break dance artists, the B-Boys. Each Humphreys Public Affairs Office at 754-8847 team received a trophy and gift for participation. — U.S. Army photos by Bob McElroy or kenneth.david.hall@korea.army.mil.
    • June 26, 2009 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 23 http://imcom.korea.army.milWheels up: 304th signal assets take to the skyBy Ken HallUSAG-Humphreys Public Affairs H U M P H R EY S G A R R I S O N —Supported by two CH-47 aircrafts andtheir crews from 3-2 Aviation Regiment(General Support Aviation Battalion),Soldiers from 304th Integrated TheaterSignal Battalion demonstrated their abilityto move troops and assets quickly and safelyduring slingload operations June 16. The training mission day began at 7 a.m.with a flight operations briefing amongmission pilots. During the briefing, Soldiersfrom 304th prepared two communicationsvehicles to be flown a round-trip distanceof about 160 miles between USAG-Humphreys and Camp Mobile. Cut line here. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall 304th ITSB commander, Lt. Col. AlfredFrancis said his Soldiers train to deployquickly aboard CH-47 aircraft and are ableto reach remote destinations while reducingrisk to lives. “What we really want to do is todemonstrate our ability to bring our assets tolocations throughout Korea,” said Francis. “Ihave to assure my commander that we havethe ability to place our signal assets whereverthey’re needed, quickly and safely. “Today, our Soldiers had the chanceto display our capability and show theirproficiency in this operation. We have a Three Soldiers from 304th Integrated Theater Signal Battalion stand by as a communications vehicle is lifted away by a CH-47 from 3-2 Aviationlot of young Soldiers in the battalion and Regiment (GSAB) during slingload operations at Desiderio Army Airfield, USAG-Humphreys June 16. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hallthey’ve seen these types of operations on TV finest detail. Soldiers develop during this training is and all contingencies were addressed,” saidand now they get a chance to see how signal Vidal said moving troops and assets by air attention to detail. One oversight during Gerdes. “The planning process anabled theoperations are conducted and the more is a safer way to get everything into place. mission preparations – even the smallest mission to go smoothly because we look atrealistic training I can get them, the more “There’s no roadside bomb hassles and one – will cost you the mission.” everything that could possibly go wrong.”confidence they’ll have in their ability to do it’s also much faster to get everything into Air mission commander, 1st Lt. David Gerdes said training missions like vehiclethings that they’re called upon to do.” place to support combat missions,” he Gerdes said most people don’t understand the slingloads are great for all participants. Spc. Brandon Vidal, a flight engineer said. “For this mission, we’re working with extensive training preperations involved. “Today’s mission was different becauseand CH-47 crew member with Bravo communications vehicles but there are “Even though it’s a relatively short we don’t get to sling vehicles very oftenCompany 3-2 GSAB inspected the vehicle multiple types of things that can be moved mission, we put in more than 30 hours but instead, we usually train with concreteslingload flight preparations down to the in this manner. The most important thing planning to make sure the brief was straight, blocks,” he said. Army Families support their Soldiers during training activities we are a close community.”By Ken Hall Iva Linnean, wife of Chief WarrantUSAG-Humphreys Public Affairs Officer Shawn Linnean, Bravo Company, 3-2 GSAB said missions like these are a HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Family unique chance to be together as a FamilyMembers from Bravo Company, 3-2nd and provide moral support not only for theirAviation Regiment (General Support husbands, but for all the Soldiers workingAviation Battalion) staked out a spot on the with them.edge of Desiderio Army Airfield recentlyto repeat a ritual they’ve conducted everytime their husbands fly a mission away from “It’s important that weHumphreys. They stood by proudly watching their recognize all the Soldiers whohusbands’ Ch-47 Chinook helicopters lift10-ton vehicles into the air during sling load work the same long hours totraining with the 304th Integrated TheaterSignal Battalion. support the air missions.” “We try to come out and offer moral - Iva Linneansupport any time there’s an away missionor when they’re doing something cool like Family Members from 3-2nd Aviation Regiment (GSAB) observe air operations sling load “Every time our husbands go somewhere,slingloads,” said Ellen Skelton, wife of training at Desiderio Army Airfield, USAG-Humphreys. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall we come out and watch as they depart,” saidChief Warrant Officer Jason Skelton, Bravo choice. To be with him while he has fulfilled what’s going on – we will,” said Shallan Linnean. “We’ve always done that and we’llCompany, 3-2 GSAB. Skelton said it was her his dream has been amazing.” Sickels, wife of Chief Warrant Officer James always be here to support them whenever wehusband’s dream to be an Army pilot. Ellen’s sentiment was echoed by the Sickels, Bravo Company, 3-2 GSAB. can but it’s also important that we recognize “I was hesitant at first when he told me he two other Army aviator wives as they took “There’s always going to be stress when all the Soldiers who work the same longwas going to join the Army to fly Chinooks,” photos of their husbands in action. they go away on missions, but it’s been hours to support the air missions – it’s notEllen said. “It wasn’t long after he began “It helps keep their morale up and easier because the spouses watch out for each only the pilots – but the entire team workingbasic training I realized it was a great career anytime we can support them – no matter other and through Family Readiness Group together for mission success.”
    • JUNE 26, 2009 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 25 http://imcom.korea.army.milSoldiers, students excel in annual speech contestBy Cpl. Park, Kyung Rock for their speech and there were threeUSAG-Daegu Public Affairs categories for the contest; Korean speech contest for U.S. Soldiers, English speech contest for local elementary school students CAMP HENRY — Seven U.S. Soldiers and local middle school students. Sevenand 20 local Korean students traded Korean speech contestants showed theirlanguages for the 11th Annual Korean/ affection for Korean culture throughEnglish Speech Contest, June 17 at the speech while local students enthusiasticallyCamp Henry Theater. spoke in English with various topics. The contest is held annually by Area IV The audiences were amazed both at U.S.ROK Army Support Group to advance the Soldiers’ Korean speech and Koreanrelationship and promote understanding students’ accurate English pronunciation.between the U.S. and ROK Armies. “U.S. Soldiers did very well,” said U.S. participants in the Korean speech HHC, Daegu Garrison, Pvt. Kim, Ji Hong.contest have improved their Korean skill in a “I am really impressed by U.S. Soldiers’short time by regularly taking part in Korean passion towards not only Korean languageclass while the Korean speech competition but also Korea itself.”is held to test the English education of local Speeches were judged by content,Korean students, who have improved their theme, purpose, organization, expressionEnglish language skill by taking classes led ability, accuracy of pronunciation, responseby U.S. Soldiers and KATUSAs. of the audience, full knowledge of the script Waekwan Chungang Elementary School student, Lee, Ye Ji, gives a speech under the title Currently in Daegu Garrison, Korean and proper gestures. ‘English Camp with U.S. Soldiers and KATUSAs’ during the 11th Annual Korean/English Speechlanguage classes are held at Camp Walker, In the English contest, Waekwan Contest, June 17.— U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Park ,Kyung RockCamp Henry and Camp Carroll by Chungang Elementary School, Lee,KATUSAs who professionally trained for by Senior ROKA Staff Officer, Lt. Col. history and culture melded together. Since Chang Woo took the first place for lowerlinguistic teaching of Korean language Song Soo-yong. the process of studying a language is an grade level and Waekwan Chungangand most of units or companies in Area “I would like to thank you for your act of stepping inside the profound social Elementary School, Lee, Ye Ji won the firstIV regularly host English Camp either efforts to accomplish your mission and I structure, developing the relationship place for upper grade level. In the Koreanby inviting local school students to the encourage your continued effort,” said Song. between the ROK and U.S. Army through contest, 168th Multi-functional Medicalgarrison or visiting local schools. “A language is not just a communication the speech contest means a lot to us.” Battalion, Sgt. Shaphan R. Richardson The contest began with opening remarks tool, but rather a symbolized tool with Each participant was given five minutes won the first place.‘I am most inspired by the love of our country and devotion to duty’By Cpl. Lee, Jae Won career were two things that set him on the wife, my pastors, officers and NCOs, and19th ESC Public Affairs road to success, his fellow Soldiers and savior the lives of the Saints,” said Proctor. “I have Jesus Christ. also been very moved by the courage and “I am most inspired by the love of our faith of the persecuted Churches in Iraq and The term ‘Faith’ is a word that has driven country and devotion to duty, from my fellow North Korea, and my vision is to work hardthe life of Master Sgt. John W. Proctor, Soldiers. Their spirit and dedication to our as a Soldier and a Christian citizen to bringChaplain’s Assistant, 19th Expeditionary Armed Forces is very strong,” said Proctor. liberty to those who are oppressed.”Sustainment Command, by setting a core Proctor mentioned that even when the P r o c t o r ’s m o s t m e m o r a b l efoundation throughout his military career. war in Iraq was going badly, accomplishment in the Army “At first, I tried to enlist in the Navy, but the re-enlistment in the theater was being deployed to Iraq andI needed too many waivers to join,” said was at record high rates. assisting in the Multi-NationalProctor. “But, an Army recruiter found my “When many of the Fo rc e s - Ir a q C o m m a n dapplication in the Navy recruiter’s office and politicians and most of the Chaplain in developing ahere I am today.” American people gave up Religious Leader Engagement “I wanted to do my four years and go on Iraq, we who were on the Policy for the Iraq Theater ofback to civilian life,” said Proctor. “However, ground knew we were making Operations.receiving the MOS 56M, a Chaplain a difference.” “I was able to assist GeneralAssistant position, has opened another “The American Soldier has done great Petraeus’ staff in utilizing Chaplain assetsdoor in my life that allowed me to serve my things in the world because the American to support counter insurgency operational Master Sgt. John W. Proctor, Chaplain’scountry and God.” Soldier is good-hearted, unselfish, and efforts by having Chaplains engage Islamic Assistant, 19th ESC. — U.S. Army photo by Throughout his military career, he has generous, as well, as courageous and highly religious leaders,” said Proctor, “I am very Cpl. Lee, Jae Wonfound Soldiers have unique religious needs. skilled,” said Proctor. proud of that.” emphatically.Also, he said it has been rewarding, and Proctor said having Jesus Christ as his Proctor’s advice to Soldiers coming into “Joining the Army is a major decisiona true blessing for him to meet some of savior has also inspired him most. “Jesus the Army is to know who you are. that families have to make together, also,those needs. Christ has inspired me through the deeds “We need your skills, your experience, the Army is a hard life, but satisfying life Helping Proctor throughout his life and of many people in my life – my mother, my your leadership. We need you,” said Proctor and it pays off.” Notice of Area IV Road & Gate Closures The following Gates will be closed for Maintenance, Safety and Repair Work • Camp Henry Gate #1 will be closed from 8 p.m. June 19 - 7 p.m. June 21 • Camp Henry Gate #2 will be closed from 8 p.m. June 26 - 7 p.m. June 28 • Camp Walker Gate #4 will be closed from 8 a.m. July 11 - 7 p.m. July 12 • Camp Walker Gate #6 will be closed from 8 a.m. July 18 – 7 p.m. July 19 Please note that there will only be one Gate open per Installation while the work is done. So please plan accordingly as well for delays. We are sorry for any inconvenience or delays this may cause. If you have any questions about the security process, contact Robert F. Nelson Directorate of Emergency Services at 764-4106 or 010-9261-2006, or email: Robert.f.nelson@korea.army.mil
    • USAG-D • PAGE 26http://imcom.korea.army.mil AREA IV THE MORNING CALM t News & Notes Become Strong! Take a look at ‘Operation Be Fit’ USAG-Daegu Change of Command U.S. Army Garrison Daegu Change of Command Ceremony will beheld at Camp Walker’s Kelly Gym, 10 a.m., June 26. Col. Michael P. Saulnier will be relieved by Col. Terry D. Hodges. For more information, call 768-8072. 403rd AFSB Change of Command The Army Material Command, (AMC) 403rd Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB) Would Like to Announce ‘403rd Army Field Support Brigade’- Change of Command Ceremony. The location is at Camp Walker Kelly Field (Kelly Gym: Inclement Weather) on 22 July 2009, at 10 in the morning. Outgoing Commander: COL Andre Q. Fletcher, Incoming Commander: COL ‘Operation Be Fit’ will give you the tools and means for reaching the goals you set for yourself being feeling good, dropping a few sizes or for plain good Barry Diehl. For more information, call health. — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Lee, Dodam 768-7630. By Modesto C. Algarin regions. event that makes sure to put to test your Speak Korean! Learn Korea! Camp Carroll Sports & Fitness Director The program is completely scalable and Fitness level in a series of events that begins Korean-English Speech Contest can easily be modified to fit anyone’s level with the 5 km Run, the 15 km Cycling will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 Functional Fitness comes to Town in the of fitness. Weight, repetitions, times, etc., and a 300 Meter swim everyone striving a.m., Wednesday at Henry Theater. form of Operation Be Fit, soon to begin these can be reduced or increased. Exercises towards the survival of fittest. Admission is free! Anyone who at Camp Carroll. It combines elements of or activities are all about you and making it A triathlon is a multi-sport endurance are confident in speaking Korean gymnastics, Olympic Weightlifting, and fun so it can be also functional and adapted event consisting of swimming, cycling can attend this contest. For more resistance training with traditional and to the realities of whatever it is you do on and running in immediate succession over information, call Capt.(P) Kim, Jong non-traditional tools. your day to day being at work for fun, various distances. Tri-athletes compete for Sang at 768-8451. The basis of the program workout leisure, therapy and etc. fastest overall course completion time. methodology is that it varies considerably Operation Be Fit will prepare your body Transition areas are positioned both Independence Day Lunch from day to day, each workout movement for bursts of maximum effort followed by between the Run and bike segments (T1) Special pushes your body differently, allowing short recovery, such as a soldier running and the bike and swim segments (T2), and Henry’s Place will serve you you to recover from previous workouts. from cover to cover. It also emphasizes are often just one checkpoint, especially ‘Independence Day Lunch Special, 2 These type of training programs have long strength in a variety of modalities and in shorter courses. These areas are used to July 11:30 a.m. There will be an All- been around the approach is to keep the positions, similar to real life situations that store bicycles, performance apparel and you-can-eat Buffet: B-B-Q CHICKEN, body moving around our own bodies’ our Soldier’s face in Combat. Of course, any other accessories essential for preparing PORK SPARERIBS, Includes Soup, Anatomical planes I.E. Lateral Plane or there are many workout systems out there and gearing for the next stage of the race. Salad Bar & Beverage only for $8.95. Sagittal Plane; Imagine a vertical plane that which can improve one or another aspect In addition, these areas provide a social runs through your body from front to back of fitness. Functional system has been headquarters prior to the race, and are an Building Survey Notification or back to front. incredibly successful with people from a integral part of tri-athlete culture. Syncadd Systems, Inc will be This plane divides the body into right wide variety of backgrounds with different The demanding nature of the sport conducting a space and manpower and left regions. Median or Midsagittal goals and abilities focuses primarily on persistent and often survey of buildings on Camps Henry, Plane: Sagittal plane that divides the The Sky is the limit and certainly in per-iodized training in each of the three Walker, and Carroll until September body into equal right and left regions. operation Be Fit we want to give you the disciplines, as well as combination workouts 2009. They will be using a laser Parasagittal Plane: Sagittal plane that tools and means for reaching the goals and general strength conditioning to ensure measuring device to record the divides the body into unequal right and you set for yourself being feeling good, the highest levels of endurance, strength, and dimensions of garrison facilities. They left regions. Frontal Plane or Coronal dropping a few sizes, or just for plain power possible come race day. Proficiency in will also be photographing building Plane: A vertical plane that runs through good health. Anyone looking to improve swimming, cycling, and running alone is exteriors, which has been approved the center of your body from side to side. physically and athletically, or just take often not sufficient for success in triathlon. by USAG Daegu. Please afford them This plane divides the body into front on a new fitness challenge will find it in Please visit your local MWR fitness facility access to the facilities to complete (anterior) and back (posterior) regions. Operation Be Fit. We also have the Reverse to explore the many ways in which you can this project. For information, call 768- Transverse Plane: Imagine a horizontal Triathlon on 8:00 a.m. Saturday June 27. improve and get on your way to a better 8760. plane that runs through the midsection All events will start and finish at the Cp. performance on your next Triathlon. For of your body. This plane divides the body Carroll Outdoor Pool Bldg. 146 at Camp more information please call Modesto C. Daegu Spouses Association into upper (superior) and lower (inferior) Carroll Waegwan. These is an individual Algarin at 765-8118. Get Involved in your Community! Daegu Spouses Association (DSA) supports the community through welfare donations and scholarships. Summer rainy season is upon Korea Find out more at www.taeguspouses. By Cpl. Lee, Dodam in Korea. However, its variation may cause There are few simple tips that can help org Be a part of something great! For USAG-Daegu Public Affairs either floods or droughts time to time in you to spend the rainy season safely. information, call 010-5846-0933. many regions of Korea. -Wear appropriate footwear with solid Every year the summer rainy season starts Changma is caused by movement of the support and slip resistant soles. We Want Your Stories in late June and goes until late July. This year Northern Pacific High Pressure coming -Try not to use wet stairs and if possible If you want to advertise any events or it officially began June 19. from Hawaii. Additionally air masses move use the elevator. information for the Area IV community Summer in Korea is usually very hot and from the Sea of Okhotsk to the eastern side -When walking the stairs, always use the in the Morning Calm Weekly, please humid. During this season, it rains heavily of the peninsula which gradually forms a handrails. send an e-mail to Cpl. Park Kyung- and constantly, which sometimes causes the stationary seasonal rain front. -Avoid walking through puddles even rock, kyungrock.park@korea.army.mil flooding of low areas. The mean duration of There are many things to think about to though they seem shallow. or 768-8070 for Camp Walker, Henry this rainy season is 30 days. Keep in mind stay safe during Changma. In Korea, every -While driving, give yourself more time and George and contact Cpl. Lee that bringing an umbrella is not an option year several disasters occur throughout for heavy traffic. Dodam, dodam.lee@korea.army.mil. but essential during this time. the country during Changma and many -Maintain an extra distance between you The rainy season is often called as lose their lives. Every year the government and the vehicle in front. ‘Changma’ in Korean. Changma is the tries to prevent and come up with various -Make sure you turn on your headlights most important supplier of water resource solutions to minimize the hazard. while driving during rainy weather.
    • JUNE 26, 2009 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 27 http://imcom.korea.army.milFarewell to a friend and Commander(From Left) Col. Michael P. Saulnier, Commander of U.S. Army Garrison Daegu, poses with a life-size paper cutout of himself with a funny quote. Daegu Garrison Fire & Emergency Services firefightersshow the special flag to Saulnier. — U.S. Army photos by Kim, AyeonBy Kim ,Ayeon from Headquarters & Headquarters Co. quotes - it gave people a big laugh. Finally Christman, Abbott, PAIO DirectorUSAG-Daegu Public Affairs danced to a Korean girl group’s song after Terry Heath and Stephanie Williams Tim Maroney and Ricketts presented the dinner. William E. Christman, Deputy from DHR and Chief Lloyd C. Fox and Commander a beautifully framed Army CAMP HENRY — Col. Michael to the Garrison Commander, hosted the Chief Andrew M. Allen from F&ES also Community of Excellence flag.P. Saulnier, Commander of U.S. Army remainder of the night. had presentations. Gift presentations “Thank you for the kindness you’veGarrison Daegu, is departing today for Each directorate or office then had a (and jokes) continued as all expressed shown me and my family. This is a greathis next command. Before today’s Change chance to have some good-natured fun their respect and admiration for the place. And I will absolutely miss everyoneof Command, however, almost 200 with the Commander, who had been placed Commander. Col. Jeffery K. Ludwig, 19th and I had a lot of fun here. ThanksUSAG Daegu employees and community under a “gag” order by the DGC. Steven ESC gave Col. Saulnier a beautiful plaque everybody,” concluded Saulnier at the endmembers crowded into the Evergreen Carr, from the Directorate of Plans, Training and Command Sgt. Maj. David R. Abbott of an anjoyable evening. When the partyCommunity Club on Camp Walker June Mobility and Security was followed by Randy and Ms. Kelly Abbott prepared a present for concluded, the respect held for Saulnier16 to bid Saulnier and his wife Mary a Cheniault, Directorate of Logistics. DOL Mrs. Saulnier. Members of the Command was evident as virtually every one of thefond farewell. members gave a special frame to Saulnier. Group gave a special, hand-made plaque attendees stood patiently in line to say a Following a welcome by Kendra David Lucia, Director of Family and Morale made of natural tree wood. personal goodbye.Ricketts and Chaplain Pyo Kown’s Welfare and Recreation, had a presentation An especially meaningful moment Saulnier will relinquish command toblessing, everyone enjoyed a fine meal. The as well. Among the gifts was a life-size paper came when HHC soldiers presented a Col. Terry D. Hodges at Camp Walker’s“entertainment” then began as KATUSAs, cutout of Saulnier, with interchangeable framed Company flag to honor Saulnier. Kelly Gym today.
    • USAG-D • PAGE 28http://imcom.korea.army.mil AREA IV THE MORNING CALM AREA IV Job Opportunities ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER VACANCY GRADE LOCATION CLOSE DATE APF US CITIZEN POSITIONS Camps Henry, Walker , George KOEZ09551814 Management & Program Analyst YA-2 AFSB-FE June 26 KOEZ09480731R Human Resources Tech YB-1 CHRA June 26 KOEZ09443322R Public Affairs Spec GS-7/9 19th ESC, PAO June 26 KOEZ09462106R Contract Specialist NH-2 CCK June 26 KOEZ09582836 IT Specialist (CUSTSPT) GS-11 6th Sig Cent TNOSC July 6 KOEZ09567982 IT Specialist (INFOSEC/PLCYPLN) GS-12 169th Sig Co July 7 Camp Carroll KOEZ09558897 Family Readiness Program Asst GS-5 498th CSSB June 26 KOEZ09402961R Supv Logistics Mgt Specialist YC-2 AFSBN-NEA June 26 KOEZ09546838 Heavy Mobile Equip Mech Supv WS-12 MSC-K July 1 NAF US CITIZEN POSITION Camps Henry, Walker , George KRNAFEZ090005WW-R1 CYS Facility Director NF-4 DFMWR, CYSD June 30 KRNAFEZ09-0101-K4 CYS Program Assoc Tech Lab NF-3 DFMWR, CYSS July 10 Camp Carroll KRNAFEZ090018WW Business Manager NF-4 DFMWR, Bowling Ctr Jun 26 APF KN & 3RD COUNTRY FAMILY MEMBERS POSITIONS SN-09-0180T Recreation Aid, KGS-0189-3 KGDS-3 DFMWR, CRD, Pool Until Filled (Not to exceed 30 Sep 2009) (5 Positions) CONTRACT MB-CB-09-37 Teller, Full-time KGS-5/6 Banking Center Jun 26 For more information, contact Employment Readiness Program Manager, Steven Wegley at 768-7951
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