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

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  • Downloading the paper from home? Try Year of the NCO Videos featuring local NCO’s now available on flickr: 17, 2009 • Volume 7, Issue 39 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea enters a new era in health careThe future is now. The clinic has twice the number of examination rooms all with energy-efficient lighting and air conditioning. — U.S. Army photo by Bob McElroyBy Bob McElroy Key to providing the best-possible family We need the right folks thinking the right help I would get.”USAG Humphreys Public Affairs health care is to have the right people on the way, Clark said. It is our privilege to serve Bruno said that now, because of a lot of job, Clark said. the community. hard work, money and support, Humphreys HUMPHREYS GARRISON –– The “We need, first and foremost, a staff of The Humphreys Clinic renovations has possibly the finest dental clinic on theHumphreys Medical and Dental Clinic great folks dedicated to being patient friendly are the first of many to come on the peninsula.ushered in a new era in health care during a and patient centered,” Clark said. “We’ve Korean peninsula, Clark noted. U.S. Army “Our Soldiers deserve no less,” sherenewal ceremony here on July 10. hired and brought in the right people.” Medical Command will provide $25 million said. “Soldiers are the reason I wear this The ceremony marked the completion of Clark cited clinic officer in charge Lt. to renovate every medical, dental, and uniform, they are the reason I come toa seven-month long, $3 million project that Col. Bart Meyers, a physician dual-certified veterinary facility in Korea over the next work. We will do our best for you becausegutted the clinic and transformed it into a in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Family year, he said. Clark said that credit for you deserve it.”bright, modern facility focused on providing Practice, as an example of the clinic’s patient the funds goes to Army Surgeon General Lt. Meyers followed and recounted thethe best-possible medical and dental care to centered philosophy. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, who ensured the number of health care and administrativeSoldiers and Families. In addition to Meyers the clinic staff money was allocated. personnel the clinic has hired over the last The clinic now has twice the number of includes another Family Practice physician, If you’re pleased with the facilities send two years and the work that has gone intoexamination rooms, a new interior design, a Pediatrician, three triage nurses, seven him an e-mail, Clark said. transforming the health clinic.more space, a new roof and energy-efficient nursing assistants, a licensed psychologist, Col. Robin Bruno, the officer in charge of “Today we celebrate the cumulative effortslighting and air conditioning. Despite the four physician assistants, a physical therapist, the Humphreys Dental Clinic followed Clark of Humphreys Garrison and MEDCOM,”extensive renovations, the clinic never shut a marriage and family life counselor, a and emphasized how far the dental clinic has Meyers said.down during the work. Tricare team, laboratory technicians, a come in her time here. Meyers said that a great deal of money During his remarks at the ceremony, radiological technician, front desk clerks, “Two years ago I walked into probably has been put to work to pave the way for theCol. Jeffrey B. Clark, commander of the appointment clerks and a health care the filthiest, most substandard dental clinic future of health care at Humphreys.65th Medical Brigade, said that the clinic’s administration specialist. I’d ever seen save a Third World country,” “What you’re seeing today is only therenovations mark its transformation from a 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade flight Bruno said. “I knew I had a big job ahead beginning,” Meyers said.Troop Medical Clinic to a family-centered surgeons and medics also provide care at the of me and I knew I was going to need help. The ribbon cutting and a tour of thehealth care facility. medical clinic. I just didn’t know what kind of tremendous facility followed the ceremony. GARRISONS OVERVIEW FEATURE Region News USAG-Red Cloud P02 P05 Sights and Sounds Movie Schedule P02 P14 Page 18 USAG-Casey USAG-Yongsan P05 P09 Religious Support New GI Bill P15 P09 CNFK Sailors USAG-Humphreys USAG-Daegu P21 P25 Good Neighbors Korean Page P18 P30 recognized
  • NEWS • PAGE 2 NEWS THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Command - Korea Troops to Teachers Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. John Uberti Public Affairs Officer/Editor: R. Slade Walters Registration now available online Senior Editor: Dave Palmer YONGSAN GARRISON –– Military education officials are touting a USAG-RED CLOUD Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson new program to register online for the Troops to Teachers program. Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson More than 600 Servicemembers have accessed TTT’s online registration CI Officer: James F. Cunningham since its launch in April. USAG-YONGSAN Servicemembers interested in the Troops to Teachers program can now Commander: Col. David W. Hall check their eligibility and register online using the two addresses in the Public Affairs Officer: David McNally CI Officer: Dan Thompson related links section. Staff Writers: Sgt. Lee Min-hwi, Cpl. Choi Keun-woo, It takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete the eligibility Cpl. Hwang Joon-hyun, Spc. Jason C. Adolphson questionnaire and registration form. USAG-HUMPHREYS Upon submission, an e-mail is sent to the three states where the registrant Commander: Col. Joseph P. Moore has expressed an interest in teaching. Registrants also will receive an Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy CI Officer: Lori Yerdon automated reply e-mail that contains contact information for the national Writer-Editor: Ken Hall TTT office, as well as the state-level TTT offices. Designer: Cpl. Kim Hyung-joon Within 48 hours, TTT will send an e-mail and letter indicating USAG-DAEGU what documents are required to complete the registration process. These Commander: Col. Terry Hodges Public Affairs Officer: Philip Molter documents can be returned as e-mail attachments, but do not send zipped Staff Writers: Pfc. Park Kyung-rock, Pfc. Lee Do-dam, files. The preferred file format is PDF, but most other formats will be Kim Ayeon, Lee Ji-hye accepted. This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for Documents also can be faxed or mailed. Online registration speeds up the members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The process considerably. Servicemembers get a quicker response from Troops to Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of De- Teachers staff - and if eligible, they receive money for certification. Moreover, Servicemembers interested in the Troops to Teachers program fense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of state offices are alerted sooner so they can provide individual support and can now check their eligibility and register online. — U. S. Air this weekly publication is the responsibility of the IMCOM- Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 counseling to registrants. Force photo by Sue Sapp Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way con- nected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. Medical Readiness Team ‘one stop shop’ The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement YONGSAN GARRISON –– 65th Medical by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or ser- Brigade’s Medical Readiness Team at Yongsan’s vices advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage 1st Replacement Company conducted a ribbon without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, cutting ceremony on June 25, 2009. The facility age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, renovation and upgrades include a 10 man or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity hearing booth, three immunization rooms and policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse two provider offices. to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. William Nieding, Physician Assistant and the Medical Readiness Team’s OIC, said, “the 1RC Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising medical facility’s primary mission is to update all Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 medical requirements during in-processing so that Fax: (02) 790-5795 each Soldier arrives at their unit fully medically E-mail: Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 ready,” a key aspect of the 65th mission is to Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post provide patient friendly access to high quality SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: health care and ensure that all supported units Phone: DSN 738-4068 remain ready to Fight and Win Tonight. E-mail: According to Staff Sgt. Earnest Jackson, MRT NCOIC, in addition to EUSA Soldier in-processing, the 1RC Medical Readiness Team Visit us online provides the following services for all Service Members (Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, The Morning Calm and eligible DoD Civilians) on a walk-in basis for routine immunizations, HIV blood draw, vision and audiology screening. The Medical Readiness MRT hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 to 11:30 Team also provides Periodic Health Assessments, a.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. and Thursday from 1 - 4 p.m. Units should schedule platoon and larger PDHRAs, Security Clearance Screening and SRPs at least two weeks in advance. 65th MRT is located at the 1RC Building 4034.— Service member marriage screening. Courtesy photo Retiree Corner: Vehicle registration from SOFA to non-SOFA By Jack Terwiel be required to have an emissions test done on the car. There Military Retiree Assistance Office is no telling how much this would cost, but older cars require more repairs to comply. Failing to comply with this Submitting to Whether you achieve fully-retired status directly from inspection would prevent you from registering the car and The Morning Calm Weekly active duty, or you transition via a civil service or contractor you have three options: sell the car to someone with SOFA Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, job, fully retiring changes the status of your vehicle. You lose status; ship the car back to where it came from; or junk the story submissions and other items: SOFA status and your vehicle loses SOFA status, too. car. For non-SOFA registration, start with the question of Then you’ll need a Korean driver’s license. You have a For all submitted items include a point of con- where the car was made. If it’s a Korean car, even one brought choice of surrendering your stateside license and taking tact name and telephone number. All items are in from the U.S. or other country, the mandatory emissions only a written test, or keeping your stateside license and subject to editing for content and to insure they inspection should be a relatively easy process, or waived, and taking the full testing regime of written and road tests. conform with DoD guidelines. tax is low. If it’s a foreign made car brought in tax-free, then You can get your stateside license back later by presenting IMCOM-K Public Affairs you face several obstacles to register it. First, you would be a valid airline ticket with destination outside Korea. After and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located liable for import tax on the car, the tax that wasn’t paid when that, a vehicle inspection at a Korean facility and valid at IMCOM-K, Yongsan Garrison. it came in tax-free to Korea. Tax rate depends on the age of the insurance will get you a USFK decal good for entry to any For information, call 738-4065. car. Newer cars are taxed at a higher rate. Second, you would U.S. military installation in Korea.
  • JULY 17, 2009 NEWS NEWS • PAGE 3 MP Blotter The following entries were excerpted from the military police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. Area I: Curfew Violation; Failure to Obey Order or Regulation (2ID Alcohol Policy); MP observed Subject #1 off-post during the hours of curfew adjacent to Cheers Club in the Dongducheon Entertainment District. Subject #1 was apprehended and transported to the USAG-Casey PMO where he was administered a PBT, with a result of 0.244% BAC. Subject #1 was released to his unit with instructions to return to the USAG- Casey PMO at a later time. At 1400 Hours, 11 JUL 09, Subject #1 reported to the USAG-Casey PMO where he was advised of his legal rights, which he invoked. This is a final report. Area II: Larceny of Government Property; Person(s) unknown, by means unknown, removed EUSA G3’s propane regulator nozzle and cut two lines which was secured and unattended at BLDG #2402. A search of the area for subject(s) and/or witness(es) met with negative results. Witness #1 rendered a written sworn statement attesting to the incident. ECOL is unknown. This is a final report. A r e a I I : Wr o n g f u l D a m a g e t o Government Property; Person(s) unknown, by means unknown, damaged the TMP vehicle washer. Damages to the TMP vehicle washer consisted of it being broken. A search of the area for subject(s) and/or witness(es) met with negative results. Witness #1 rendered a written statement attesting to the This 30 foot bronze statue of King Jeongjo of the Joseon Dynasty is located near the top of Paldalsan overlooking Suwon. Because of his incident. ECOD is unknown. This is many attempts to reform and improve the nation, Jeongjo is regarded as the reformation ruler. — U.S. Army photo by Dave Palmer a final report. SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities Area III: DUI; Failure to Maintain Lane; Subject #1, operating a POV, was observed by MP, as he failed to maintain his lane of travel on the road adjacent to BLDG #1280. MP stopped Subject #1’s The 2009 Boryeong Mud Festival Nakhwaam, and the Baekje Historical Museum. Visit vehicle and detected an odor of alcoholic Out of all of the festivals in Korea, the Boryeong Visit emitting from his person. Subject #1 was Mud Festival attracts the most international ‘Beautiful Kimchi’ Exhibition now at apprehended by MP and transported to the USAG-Humphreys PMO where he visitors every year. Last year it was recognized A Leafy Retreat! COEX Kimchi Museum was administered a PBT, with a result of by the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism as Spending your summer vacation in a forest is a great A special exhibition on Kimchi runs until August 0.149% BAC. Subject #1was processed one of the best festivals in Korea. This year the plan. Korea’s forests are well known for their beautiful 30 in the Kimchi Museum, which is located in the and released to his unit with instructions festival will run for nine days (July 11th – July valleys and cool mountain streams. Visitors can cool COEX Mall in Seoul. The exhibition sheds a new to report to the USAG-Humphreys PMO 19th) at Boryeong City’s Daecheon Beach in off from the heat by dipping their feet in the refreshing light on Korea’s traditional cuisine, Kimchi, turning at a later time. At 1254 hrs, 12 JUL 09, Subject #1 reported to the USAG- Chungcheongnam-do Province. Boryeong’s mud stream, and by taking a refreshing walk through the it into a piece of art. Kimchi, Korea’s traditional Humphreys PMO where he was advised flats have a high concentration of Germanium forest. Also, it has been scientifically proven that preserved cabbage dish is becoming widely of his legal rights, which he invoked. and a host of other minerals that are beneficial Phytoncide, the organic compound derived from plants known for its healthy properties. This exhibition, Subject #1 was processed and released for the skin. During the festival, many fun is good for relieving stress and for restoring energy. however, takes a new approach to Kimchi. 3 to his unit. This is a final report activities are organized such as mud slides, mud Many of the forests have been designated as Natural Korean artists have immortalized the dish in 12 Area IV: Shoplifting; Subject #1 wrestling, and mud massages, enabling visitors Recreation areas and so often contain sports facilities different works of art, which include paintings and concealed a lipstick and exited the to become covered from head-to-toe in this and charming log cabins, where visitors can stay the installations. The museum also holds a hands-on PX without rendering proper payment. “healthy” mud. With festivities running day and night right in the middle of the forest. If you want to activity program, where visitors can try making Subject #1 was apprehended by MP night, the Boryeong Mud Party is a fun-packed get away from scorching summer heat, then VisitKorea kimchi themselves. and transported to the USAG-Daegu beach party that’s sure to be a highlight of your recommends you pay a visit to a refreshing natural Visit (Walker) PMO where she was advised of her legal rights, which she waived summer. Every year, the festival is visited by recreation forest. Visit rendering a written statement denying around 80,000 international travelers. ‘Ballerina who Loves a B-Boy’ the offense. Subject #1 was processed Visit Pohang International Fireworks Festival This show made its debut in November 2008 and released to her sponsor. The The Pohang Fire Light Festival held in Pohang’s and is also aiming for international success. merchandise was returned to AAFES. Northern Beach is a summer festival which the theme 7th Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival While the first production introduced audiences ECOL is $0.99. This is a final report. This festival celebrates the beautiful lotus flowers this year is based on fire and light. to the excitement and amazing feats of break- Area IV: Traffic Accident without and highlights the importance of preserving wild Pohang is not only a sightseeing city where Homigot dancing, the sequel goes further by combining Injuries; Damage to Government flowers. Though the festival’s program contains Beach is located, famous for its beautiful sunrise, but break-dancing with a compelling storyline. The Property; Victim #’s GOV was parked many events related to lotus flowers, making also an industrial city where Posco, the world famous performance will not merely showcase the and damaged by an unknown vehicle paper lotus flowers and making lotus flower steel-manufacturing company, is located. As the dance skills of the performers, but will show in the TMP parking lot. Damages to Victim #1’s vehicle consisted of paint soap are two particularly popular programs largest festival in Pohang which about three hundred the emotions of the characters through dance transfer, dents and scratches to the with international visitors. Various other popular thousand spectators visited in 2005, five large-sized and music. Rather than just focusing on break- left rear bumper and cracks to the left tourist destinations are located nearby the barges will be set afloat on the sea 300~400 meters far dancing, the second production contains many rear fog light. Victim #1 rendered a festival grounds, including several Baekje from Pohang’s Northern Beach to light up Yeongil Bay different kinds of modern dance and features written sworn statement attesting to (BC18~AD660) cultural historic sites such as by splendid fireworks from the barges. A multimedia high-energy group dance routines. the incident. ECOD is unknown. This is a final report. the Baekje Wangneungwon (royal mausoleum), show and a music concert are also planned. Visit Source:,,,, — No endorsement implied.
  • NEWS • PAGE 4 NEWS THE MORNING CALMDenial of service attacksBy 1st Signal Brigade IA Cell YONGSAN GARRISON - You mighthave heard recently from many news sourcessuch as CNN and BBC about a cyber attackagainst high profile web sites. If you wereaffected by an inaccessible web site, youknow how frustrating it can be not to haveaccess to information when you need it. Such inaccessibility to Internetinformation is generally referred to by theInformation Assurance folks as a Denial ofService (DOS) or Distributed Denial ofService (DDOS) attack. What is a Denial-of-Service attack? Let’s say you would like to talk with yourfriend Jack about paying him the $50 youowe him. Your enemy is currently throwingmarbles at Jack. He must spend all of his The 1st Signal Brigade is headquartered intime fending off those marbles and cannot Yongsan. 1st Sig Bde provides strategic andtalk with you. That may be too simplified, tactical communications, and informationbut the jest denied access is the same. management throughout the ROK. On the Internet, hackers will “flood” a the attacker is using multiple computers,network server or an Information Service including yours, to launch the denial-of-Provider network with tons of information service attack.or requests. The server can only process a How do you avoid becoming part ofcertain number of requests at once, so if an the problem?attacker overloads the server with requests, it Unfortunately, there are no effectivecan’t process your request. This is a “denial of ways to prevent being the victim of a DoSservice” because you can’t access that site. or DDoS attack, but there are steps you Attackers can use spam email messages can take to reduce the likelihood that anto launch similar attacks on your email attacker will use your computer to attackaccount. Whether you have an email account other computers:supplied by your employer or one available - Install and maintain anti-virus softwarethrough Yahoo or Hotmail, you are assigned for more information.a specific quota, which limits the amount of - Install a firewall, and configure it todata you can have in your account at any restrict traffic coming into and leaving yourgiven time. By sending many, or large, email computer.messages to the account, an attacker can - Follow good security practices forconsume your quota, preventing you from distributing your email address (applyingreceiving legitimate messages. email filters may help you manage unwanted What is a Distributed Denial-of- traffic).Service attack? What do you do if you think you are In a Distributed Denial-of-Service attack, experiencing an attack?an attacker may use your computer to attack If you notice that you cannot access youranother computer. By taking advantage own files or reach any external web sitesof security vulnerabilities or weaknesses, from your work computer, this may indicatean attacker could take control of your that your computer or your organization’scomputer. He or she could then force your network is being attacked, contact yourcomputer to send huge amounts of data to network administrators or your ISP. Theya web site or send spam to particular email might be able to advise you of an appropriateaddresses. The attack is “distributed” because course of action.Accurate heat measurement with wet bulb readingsBy Marianne Campano the local site of concern provide the most65th Medical Brigadet accurate heat measurement. These readings provide a composite temperature used to YONGSAN GARRISON - Air temperature estimate the effect of temperature, humidity,is often used as an indicator to gauge our level solar radiation and wind on humans. Theof outdoor physical activity, or our comfort 65th Medical Brigade performs regular Wetlevel outside. However, air temperature is Bulb readings in eight areas throughoutjust one factor used to determine thermal Korea.stress. In Korea, where other important For the most up to date and accuratefactors like humidity can vary greatly day heat condition information, visit the 65thto day, we need more than just temperature Medical Brigade website: http://www.korea.for a more realistic assessment of heat and clickconditions. Wet Bulb Globe readings at on heat injury prevention. NOTE: It is each individual unit’s responsibility to monitor the Heat Index in their area of operations, IAW FM 4-25.12 Section 2-44. The Most Accurate Heat Condition Information is obtained by performing regular Wet Bulb readings at the local site of concern. Units desiring to be added to the automated notification system may contact the 65th Medical Brigade Safety Manager.
  • JULY 17, 2009 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 5 Col. Richard Fromm accepts the Casey garrison flag from Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG-Red Cloud commander, during a change of command cer-emony held in the Carey Physical Fitness Center on USAG-Casey July 10 taking responsibilities and command as USAG-Casey Garrison Commander. — U.S.Army photo by Pfc. Jamal WalkerCasey garrison welcomes new commanderBy Jim Cunningham Department of the Army as Headquarters Criminology, from the University of If someone counted the changes made inUSAG-RC Public Affairs G-3 Staff Officer in the Pentagon. South Florida and a Masters of Public the Humphreys garrison and Red Cloud “On behalf of my wife and myself, I Administration from Troy State University. garrison, there would be more changes CASEY GARRISON — Lt. Col. look forward to working with all of you His military education includes: the here than anywhere else. We went from aDonald Meisler passed the United States here today for the next two years,” Fromm Chemical Officer Basic Course, the Air dependent restricted area to a command-Army Garrison – Casey flag to Col. Larry said. “I want to thank my past mentors, Defense Officer Advance Course, the Air sponsored area with tour normalization.‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG-Red Cloud garrison peers and subordinates for the support Defense Officer Advance Follow-on HAWK, Throughout that time we had to have thecommander, who in turn passed it to Casey’s they gave me. I especially want to thank the Air Defense Officer Advance Follow-on ability to expand our capabilities to meetnew Commander, Lt. Col. Richard Fromm my Family for following me to Korea and SHORAD, the Combined Arms Services the intent of the unit profile and at the samesignifying a change of command from thank my mother-in-law for attending Staff School and Command and General time, figure out how we will collapse ourMeisler to Fromm July 10 in Carey Physical today’s ceremony.” Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. footprint in the area.”Fitness Center on USAG-Casey. “I would be remiss in not thanking the Fromm’s assignments include: NBC “Pam, I want to say ‘thank you’ for being Fromm comes to Casey garrison from garrison for giving us a heartfelt welcome Officer and Air Defense Coordination the air beneath his wings. You took the leadWashington D.C. where he served the when we arrived, and I especially want to Officer HQ/2-265 ADA (HAWK) Florida in coming here and participating in Army thank Don and Pam Meisler for their help Army National Guard, Battery Executive Family Covenant conferences by looking at in transition. Finally, thanks to Command Officer and Battery Commander B/2-265 the quality of life and finding new ideas so Sgt. Maj. Nidal Saeed and his wife, Ileana, ADA (HAWK), Battery Commander B/3- we can take care of those issues.” for their help. Lisa and I look forward to 265 (Avenger), Deputy Operations Officer Jackson presented Pam with the working with you and forming a command 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Battery Commander’s Award for Public Service team. I promise to give the garrison my Commander B/1-1 ADA (PATRIOT), after addressing her accomplishments. full effort as we support the Soldiers and Operations Officer for Joint C2 of ISR Jackson went on to say he tried to get Families of the 2nd Infantry Division and Joint Test and Evaluation Office of Secretary Meisler to stay another year, but since he Area I. Your great accomplishments with Lt. Defense, Patriot LNO ARCENT Operation didn’t give him enough money to use in Col. Meisler the last two years, coupled with Iraqi Freedom, Operations Officer and his command, he decided to move on to what I have seen since I have been here, and Executive Officer 1-7 ADA, BDE S3 108th command the 175th Finance in Yongsan your performance today clearly makes me ADA Brigade XVIII ABC, and HQDA G3 garrison. He also said he remembered proud to be part of the garrison. Second to Staff Officer. Meisler coming in 2007 and he “hit the None, Support and Defend.” Fromm enlisted in the Army as a Cannon ground running.” Fromm’s awards and decorations include Crewman September 27, 1984. He was “If you think about all the things we the Meritorious Service Medal (2OCL), commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the Chemical have done in Casey,” Jackson said, “I think Joint Commendation Medal, Army Branch upon graduation from Kemper you have had the largest infrastructure Commendation Medal (2OCL), Joint Military College, Mo. May 21, 1988. He renovation restoration projects in Casey Achievement Medal, Army Achievement received a branch transfer to Air Defense history. There have been challenges here in Medal, Army Reser ve Component Artillery July 1, 1994. the last two years and I will tell all if youLt. Col. Donald Meisler delivers his Achievement Medal, Armed Forces An award ceremony for Meisler took are not ahead of change, then you will befarewell address during a change of Expeditionary Medal, Global War on place before the change of command. run over. He (Meisler) has accomplishedcommand ceremony held in Carey Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, National “Both Lt. Col. Meisler and his Family much and has worked very hard. He hasFitness Center on USAG-Casey July Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian and me and my Family arrived here in done an outstanding job on Casey. The10. Meisler will take command of the Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Air Korea in the summer of 2007,” Jackson only thing he didn’t get quite right during175th Finance Command in Yongsan Assault Badge, and the Ancient Order of said. “As a garrison commander’s wife I am his two years was his golf game. Don, go togarrison. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Saint Barbara. sure Pam Meisler hears a lot of talk about the driving range before going to SungnamJamal Walker Fromm holds a Bachelors of Arts in the trials garrison commanders go through. Golf Course.”
  • USAG-RC • PAGE 6 AREA I THE MORNING CALM News & Notes USAG-RC Catholic Community Welcomes New Chaplain The Holy Martyrs of Korea Catho- lic Community welcomes Catholic Chaplain Father Sudash Kokeram to the community. Mass begins at 9 a.m. on Sundays. For more infor- mation call: 732-6428. Road Closure on Red Cloud The road in front of the Village Green will be closed for repairs to the drainage ditch until Aug. 24. The area effected is in front of the Chapel to building 908. For more information call: 732-6167. American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Course The American Red Cross at USAG- Red Cloud will be having anAdult/ Child/Infant CPR and First Aid Course July 25, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will be held in the Education Center on Red Cloud, Bldg S-58. Cost of the course is $40. For more information or to sign up, call 730- 3184 or 732-6160. Pfc. John Guernsey of the 302nd BSB Sports Grill DFAC cuts pizza for the Italian themed lunch meal July 1. The DFAC Volunteers Wanted for was selected by competition with all other large DFACs to represent the 8th U.S. Army in the Connelley competition Volunteer Corps We are looking for volunteers to June 17 for best large dinning facility in the Army to take place in December. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham assist with daily operations of the Warrior dining facilities compete for award USAG-RC Army Volunteer Corps Program. For information call: 730- 3032. By Jim Cunningham peninsula,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Making sure the extensive paperwork was AAFES 114th Anniversary USAG-RC Public Affairs Jeffery Harley, USAG-Red Cloud deputy properly filed for the DFACs was Warrant The Army and Air Force Exchange Service will celebrate its 114th food program manager. “The 302nd BSB Officer Wondra Williams. “One of the anniversary July 24. Call 732- CAMP HOVEY — The United States DFAC won three competitions at that point. things that is unusual to this facility is they 6307/6263 for list of events and Army Garrison – Red Cloud food service Now they have won the 8th Army level have a movie night,” Harley said. “They information. team selected Delta Company, 302nd competition, and will go on to represent us show movies on certain nights of the week, Brigade Support Battalion dining facility in the large category for the Department of and soon they will have an internet café. This Army Community Service June 17 to receive the 8th Army Phillip the Army level in December.” is one reason this DFAC is so unique.” Birthday Celebration A. Connelly Award and go into Army Dining facilities compete in five different Although movie nights and internet ACS will celebrate its 44th birthday competition for the all Army Connelly areas for the privilege to represent their leaders cafes did not help them achieve the award July 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on award. Casey Main Dining Facility was in the Connelly: effective administration, from the 8th Army, the team spirit and Red Cloud, July 29 on Casey, and July 30 on Stanley. For more infor- selected for the Dining Facility of the food preparation, food service, culinary arts the attitudes they hold in serving Soldiers mation call: 730-3121. Quarter in Area I. The Delta Company, skills, and area beautification and décor. does show their determination to achieve 302nd BSB dining facility (Sports Café) will “Out of those five categories, the 302nd excellence in food service, Harley said. EEO/POSH Training Schedule represent Red Cloud garrison and the 2nd BSB DFAC had the highest scores,” Harley “The 302nd’s décor in their dining The next EEO/POSH Training Infantry Division for the Department of the said. “They demonstrated the best culinary facility and the way they go about their daily classes will be held on USAG- Army level Phillip A. Connelly Award in the arts skills, best administration, and best activities and duties was unusual,” Harley Casey July 27 from 9 a.m. to noon large dining facility category to be judged team effort.” said. “They have more obligations and serve for supervisors and 1:30 p.m. to Dec. 10 – 15. Harley and the Directorate of Logistics an average of more than 450 Soldiers each 4:30 p.m. for nonsupervisors. For “Dining facilities were selected by Food Management team made sure the Area meal on a daily basis. Being able to do this more information call: 732-6277. competition and evaluations made by the I DFACs had all they needed to compete and do it on the level it takes to win the Tobacco prices increasing garrison food service team to compete from the beginning of the competition, Connelly is a tribute to their originality, Tobacco prices will increase and with all the Army dining facilities on the including décor and beautification packages. ingenuity and leadership.” this is due to the increase of the SCHIP excise taxes. The Depart- ment of Defense Directive (1330.9) mandates that tobacco products Veterans, Soldiers honor sold in all AAFES/DeCA OCONUS deceased veterans in facilities shall be within the prices established for CONUS facilities. Korean cemetery For more information call: 732- 6307. Ken Sawyers (U.S. Army retired), com- mander, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post Workforce Town Hall Meeting 10215, Uijeongbu, places American flags The next workforce town hall meet- on the graves of U.S. veterans July 4 bur- ing will be held Sep, 1. For informa- ied in Seoul Foreigner Cemetery. Sawyers tion call: 732-6151. was one of 10 Soldiers and VFW members who visited the cemetery to pay respect to USO Offers Free Long Distance deceased veterans who served to protect USAG-Casey USO now has Skype and Ipevo phones available free of America’s independence throughout the charge to make long distance world nation’s history. VFW member David Mor- wide telephone calls complements ris said, “Although we are here in Korea, of Skype, Ipevo and the USO. For it’s good to honor our veterans where ever more information call: 730-4466. they are in the world.” — U.S. Army Photo by Jack Loudermilk
  • JULY 17, 2009 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 7 Col. Alfred Francis (center) hands the battalion flag to Col. Welton Chase Jr., 1st Signal Brigade commander, transfering command of 304th Signal Battalionto Lt. Col. Arvesta Roberson II during the Change of Command ceremony held in the Camp Stanley Physical Fitness Center July 8. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc.Kim, Tae Hoon304th signal battalion welcomes new commanderBy Pfc. Kim, Tae Hoon battalion to Roberson. to ensure they are trained, equipped, and Signal Battalion.”USAG-RC Public Affairs Francis will be going to Rosslyn, Va. ready for combat,” Chase said. “I trust you Roberson’s vision for the future is to where he will serve as the signal assignment will lead them well, and you will accomplish maintain world class command control CAMP STANLEY — Lt. Col. Arvesta officer. the mission assigned to your unit.” capability and to enhance the alliance“Rob” Roberson II took command of Roberson, on the other hand, comes Roberson took the podium and between the U.S. and Korea.304th Signal Battalion during a change from Washington, D.C. His last assignment complimented the Soldiers for their “As a team, we will continue to provideof command ceremony held July 8 in the was as a special assistant to the Director outstanding work. world class command control capabilityCamp Stanley Physical Fitness Center. of the Army Chief of Staff. He has held “The 304th, you look great, Roberson and support the war fighters who maintain Lt. Col. Alfred Francis, outgoing a variety of positions including battalion said. “Francis and Command Sgt. Maj. a high state of readiness, which will enablecommander, handed the battalion flag to executive officer, and operations officer in Williams have done an outstanding job to us to deploy anywhere, anytime, withCol. Welton Chase Jr., 1st Signal Brigade 102nd Signal Battalion. prepare you to fight tonight. It is an honor flexibility. We will continue to strengthencommander, who then passed the flag “Roberson, you are now the commander and privilege to stand here today and to our Korean - American alliance as well. Iand responsibility of command for 304th of this great battalion. I will challenge you serve as a battalion commander of 304th look forward to continuing the mission.” Writing contest to feature persons with disabilities author’s disability. Disabeled authors to be published in Morning Calm Weekly newspaper • Content must not have reference to Employment Opportunity Office. “It is Poems or stories should focus on sexuality or vulgarity. By Margaret Banish-Donaldson intended to urge employers, to embrace the challenges or adversities experienced in • Poem or story should be between USAG-RC Public Affairs richness of America’s diversity by considering regard to disability, or how the Rehabilitation 500-2,000 words. This is a general RED CLOUD GARRISON — the talents of all workers, including workers Act of 1973 and Title VII of the Civil Rights guideline; however, reasonable variants The Equal Employment Opportunity with disabilities, and disabled vererans.” Act of 1964, as ammended has helped you, in length will be accepted. Program for Individuals with Disabilities “Red Cloud Garrison hopes to or some aspect of your disability. Personal • All poems or stories must be sent Committee is sponsoring a writing contest increase awareness, promote employment and professional objective insight can help by e-mail. for persons with disabilities. If you have a opportunities for candidates with disabilities disabled citizens. The sole purpose of the • All poems and stories will be poem or a story you would like to have and become the model equal employment contest is to allow a disabled citizen to share edited. published in the Morning Calm Weekly program throughout the garrison,” said Col. experiences about their disability through • You may submit two poems or two newspaper, or if you know someone Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG-Red Cloud the publication of their poem or story. stories or a poem and a story. No more who does, please feel free to submit it commander. “The garrison sponsors special than two works will be accepted from to the Equal Employment Opportunity emphasis programs to feature and educate Criteria for publication: the same author. Program for Individuals with Disabilities the Area I community about updates related • Works must be submitted on or committee for publication. Your poem to hiring, accommodating, developing and • Submissions must be original; no before Sept. 18. or story will be featured in the newspaper retaining individuals with disabilities.” references to or inclusions of works by other during National Disability Employment The garrison is committed to reach authors, living or dead. To submit works: Awareness month in October. the Department of Defense’s goal of • Author’s name will be displayed unless T h i s ye a r’s o f f i c i a l t h e m e i s having 2 percent of the federal workforce author requests to be anonymous. Place your poem or story in the body “Expectation Plus Opportunity Equals be individuals with targeted disabilities: • Authors must agree by submitting of an e-mail with the word Poem or Story Full Participation.” deafness, blindness, missing extremeities, works he or she will not be paid. in the subject line. Be sure to include “This is the entire concept of this partial paralysis, total paralysis, convulsive • No “pen-name” authors will be information you want to be used, i.e., year’s writing contest,” said Rose Aguigui, disorders, mental retardation, mental allowed. your name, e-mail address, etc., and send director of USAG-Red Cloud Equal illnness, and distortion of limb/spine. • Subjects must be about some aspect of it to
  • JULY 17, 2009 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 9 U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Republic of Korea Army Support Group Commander Col. Yun Won-hui (center left) stands with Foreign Goods Transaction Office Executive Director Lee Hyun-ok (center right) and other community members May 19. The FGTO donated $30,000 to the publication of a new KATUSA Planner possible. See more Area II photos at — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Hwang Joon-hyun Donors make new KATUSA Planner possibleVeterans Affairs representative Dr. Lorene Hopkins answers questions for individuals with additional inquiries following the Post By Cpl. Hwang Joon-hyun9/11 GI Bill brief at the Multipurpose Training Facility July 9. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jason C. Adolphson USAG-Yongsan Public AffairsVA reps brief Post 9/11 GI Bill details YONGSAN GARRISON — Since July 1950, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers, more commonly known as KATUSAs, have been a part of U.S. Forces Korea and a symbol of the allianceBy Spc. Jason C. Adolphson The Post 9/11 GI Bill also includes the Yellow Ribbon between the two nations.USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs program, which West says may provide additional assistance for In an effort to increase the personal benefits and Servicemembers looking to attend more expensive universities. learning opportunities for KATUSA Soldiers, Republic YONGSAN GARRISON — The Post 9/11 GI Bill, “I like to use Harvard as an example for the Yellow of Korea Army Support Group will be distributing abecoming effective Aug. 1, has been a topic of discussion among Ribbon program,” West said. “The tuition and fees booklet similar to those used by U.S. Soldiers, such as theServicemembers and veterans during the past several months. are $6,000 more than the highest cost at an in-state Common Tasks Skills handbook; the KATUSA PlannersVeterans Affairs representatives briefed about 200 troops July Massachusetts state school. So if Harvard agrees to will help plan their military service goals.9 at the Multipurpose Training Facility to make them more forgive $3,000, then the VA will match that $3,000 and “Our two primary goals are mission accomplishmentknowledgeable about the full details of the new bill. you will not pay any out of pocket expenses. The same and character cultivation of our Soldiers,” said Col. A portion of the brief discussed the pros and cons of goes if they don’t match the entire amount, but will still Yun Won-hui, ROKA Support Group Commander.taking advantage of the Post 9/11 GI Bill or sticking with lower any additional out-of-pocket costs.” “We believe that every one of our KATUSAs havethe current Montgomery GI Bill. Much like the tuition assistance program used by active the potential to be a leader in the future. They are “Make sure to make the right decision for you because once duty Servicemembers, students are held responsible for the young generation, and we want to give them skillsyou transition over you cannot revert back,” VA representative failed or dropped courses and required to repay the VA for and opportunities.”Edgar West briefed. “The Montgomery GI Bill can be more dropped or failed courses. Advanced leadership training, which all KATUSAsadvantageous if you’re still serving on active-duty. Look at The VA staff offered a question and answer session for are required to take, teaches the process of self-renovationkicker amounts - this requires you to do the research. attendees after the briefing. The majority of the questions and building teamwork through sacrifice and service, Yun “For example, if you selected a buy-up and paid more referenced spouse and child transferability. said. “The KATUSA Planner’s content is based uponfor a kicker it doesn’t count if you switch to the new bill. “You must be on active duty after the new bill comes into results from an open contest last September, so we areHowever, if a kicker was part of a contract agreement it will effect and have served at least six years with an agreement already seeing some KATUSAs take initiatives.”apply to either bill.” to serve four more in order to transfer benefits,” West said. Camp Kim’s Foreign Goods Transaction Office, The new bill is available to anyone who served at least “You must make this selection for transfer to a spouse or a licensed Korean buyer of second-hand Duty Free90 days after September 2001; although, anyone discharged born child before leaving the service.” goods or vehicles, will provide $30,000 every yearfrom service must have parted the armed forces under West said the donor may revoke transfer benefits at any time. to support the project. FGTO is run by the Koreahonorable or medical conditions. Only a percentage of Post “You can allow a spouse to continue receiving benefits Disabled Veterans Association.9/11 GI Bill funds will be given to those who were honorably after a divorce but no court order can make it mandatory,” “As former Soldiers, we have a great respect for whatdischarged less than 36 months after September 2001. said West. “It is yours to give and yours to take away.” our KATUSAs are doing for Korea and the United The new bill will match the tuition and fees of the of the Many troops said they were satisfied with briefing. States,” said Lee Hyun-ok, executive director of FGTO.most expensive public college or university in the state the “I received a wealth of information regarding the Post “That is why we do our best to support them.”student attends for up to 36 months and will grant full-time 9/11 GI Bill that cleared up a lot of fog,” Sgt. First Class The KATUSA Planner is comprised of threenon-active duty students a living stipend equal to the Basic Monique Mixon said of the brief. “There was a lot of sections: general information for KATUSAs, missionAllowance for Housing amount of an E-5 with dependents. information that was floating around, but to come here planning guide, and self-development planner. In The new GI Bill is much different from the MGIB, which today I felt like I got credible information. addition to the standard planner function, it willgrants a cap amount of $1,321 a month to full-time students “I’m going to get a copy of the slideshow presented today so I contain inspirational quotations and anecdotes.for 36 months totaling $47,556. can share it with people from my unit, and being that I attended Besides morale and leadership training, ROKA VA representative Dr. Lorene Hopkins explained how the the brief I can give them that same information with credibility.” Support Group also organizes classes and activities tonew program allows a full 48 months of education assistance. Hopkins said troops and veterans have local resources to foster friendship between the two nations, Yun said. “Normally, your months of entitlement under the Post learn more about the Post 9/11 GI Bill. U.S. Soldiers are encouraged to volunteer for many9/11 GI Bill will be equal to the number of months you “You have four resources here in the community,” of the classes. Some examples include Korean languagehave remaining under the Montgomery GI Bill, but you Hopkins said of the new bill. “You can go to ACAP (Army classes, English education service, Korean and Englishcan be eligible for two GI Bills. For instance, if you had the Career and Alumni Program), VA, the education center, speech contests and Tae Kwon Do training.Montgomery GI Bill and you went Reserve, you are still open and career retention NCOs to help.” For information about ROKA Support Groupfor REAP - Reserve Education Assistance Program - meaning GI Bill queries may be answered by visiting www. activities, contact your unit’s local ROKAafter you use the MGIB you may be entitled to an additional or calling 888-GIBILL-1. For local Support Office.12 months of benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.” assistance, contact Hopkins at 738-3371.
  • USAG-Y • PAGE 10 AREA II THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Summer English Camp K-16 flooding raises safety awareness Volunteers Needed English speaking volunteers can help alleviate communication barriers by teaching English to Korean elementary and middle school students during a 15 day camp starting July 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday- Friday. Volunteers will receive free lunch and transportation to and from classes. For information, call 738-7110. Base Defense/Antiterrorism Exercise USAG-Yongsan will conduct an antiterrorism and base defense exercise July 22. Expect related activity, unannounced gate closures and traffic delays. For information, call 738-4070. Free or Reduced School Lunch Please apply for free or reduced lunch for the coming school year at the Community Services Building, Bldg. S4106, Rm. 113. Applications must be submitted every new school year. For information, call 738-4655. Who’s Watching the Children? The USAG-Yongsan Child Development Center offers free parent training: “Who’s Watching the Children? Child Abuse Prevention at it’s Best” 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. July 15 at the Yongsan CDC. For information, call 738-3406. B-Boy Show Go see the B-Boy Show “Korean Garrison officials are emphasizing caution and safety after heavy rains caused severe flooding on K-16 Air Base July 12. Some estimates Rhapsody” at 63 City Cultural Center have the rainfall amounts in excess of 10 inches and some areas had over three feet of standing water. “The monsoon season brings a - Art Hall. The bus departs from K-16 lot of rain in a short time,” said USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall. “Flooding can happen at any time, very quickly and without Community Activities Center parking lot at warning.” Officials are urging caution during the monsoon season and to avoid driving or walking through standing water. “It is very 9 a.m. Friday, July 24. The cost is $2 for difficult to judge how deep standing water is after a heavy rain,” said USAG-Yongsan Safety Specialist Juan Vazquez. “It is best to avoid the bus fee and the entrance fee is 33,000 standing water; go around it or take a different route.” Driving or walking through high water in low-lying areas is not the only danger; won, the price Includes Chinese dinner. parents should keep a close watch on their children and encourage them to stay clear of puddles or flooded areas. Leaders should review For information, call 741-6030. road conditions and perform risk assessments to determine if the mission should be postponed until after water levels subside. Road VMIS OPOC Training condition levels are posted on the Commander’s Access Channel and on the Garrison Web site when appropriate. — Courtesy photo An Introduction to the Volunteer Management Information System is scheduled for 12 Unique summer job is for the birds p.m.-1 p.m. July 21. If you are the new Organizational Point of Contact managing volunteers in your organization, this training is for you. The training is in the ACS classroom. For information, call 738-7510. By Debbie Hong USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs Usag-Yongsan Organization Day USAG-Yongsan Organization Day will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 24 at Lombardo YONGSAN GARRISON — While some Field. There will be games, entertainment, students may pass their time this summer staying food, and fun. The festivities is open to all cool indoors, two summer hires with the U.S. USAG-Yongsan community members. For Army Garrison-Yongsan Environmental Division information, call 738-7292. Office have been outside since early June collecting data on birds living in the garrison. ACS Closed July 24 Summer hires Alysia Lavender and Leland The USAG-Yongsan Army Community Lewis have the unusual, but rewarding, task Service will be closed on July 24 2009 for USAG-Yongsan Organizational Day. of bird watching every workday from 8 a.m.- For AER emergency leave requests only, noon, they said. please call 010-4919-4135. For information, “I just took a class last semester about birds,” call 738-7505. Lavender, a college senior and biology major, said. “And bird watching is closely related to that.” A3 Visa and Sofa Stamp Service Lavender and Lewis spend each morning Summer hires Alysia Lavender and Leland Lewis scout for birds in the treetops near Stop by ACS, S4106 room 115, to make an walking around the base counting different the USAG-Yongson command building on South Post July 15. The unique bird watching appointment with Korean Immigration on- species of birds and their numbers. program is designed to build awareness of Yongsan wildlife and gather clues about bird site or receive information on how to visit populations on the garrison. — U.S. Army photo by Dan Thompson “We have been able to find a baby owl and Korean Immigration in person. This service is offered 2-5 p.m. July 28 by appointment hotspots where a lot of birds are gathered,” only. For information, call 738-7505. she said. “It helps to know where they are, heat surrounded by bugs and the harsh Black-billed Magpies (called Kkachi in Korean) especially for environmental planning so their sun. However, they say they are learning and Tree Sparrows (called Chamsae in Korean). Physician Needed habitat is taken into consideration.” something in the process. The garrison is also home to a small group of The 65th Medical Brigade Preventive Medicine The bird-watching summer hires are “I never really noticed any birds on base Ring-necked Pheasants (called Kkwong in Korean) Department is seeking a part-time contract physician. equipped with binoculars, a digital camera, and before,” Lewis said. “But now I have more and Black-naped Orioles (called Kkoekkori Qualified physician must be a U.S. or Korean citizen bird guidebook. However, they have become so appreciation of them.” in Korean, which translated means “voice of familiar with Korean culture and possess a secret Garrison Environmental Division Office a beautiful female singer”), Environmental familiar with the birds that they can sometimes clearance. Submit resume to Laurie.Castro@ identify them by sound alone. Chief Richard Mauser thought of the bird Protection Specialist Kwon O-pong said. or fax 808-433-7010 before July 31. “After being around the birds so much, I watching program in February as a way to “We want to raise awareness of Yongsan’s For a complete list of community can tell what kind of bird is around by their monitor bird population levels on the base. natural resources,” Mauser said of his bird watching information news and notes, visit the chirping,” she said. Fluctuations in population could be a sign of initiative. “A lot of times we have our eyes closed USAG-Yongsan official web site at Bird watching may sound relaxing, but environmental change, he said. to the environment around us, but there is a it requires a lot of time outdoors in the The most common birds on the garrison are lot to see once we look for it.”
  • July 17, 2009 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 11 service: Know substance abuse warning signsBy Sgt. Lee Min-hwi typical adolescent behavior.USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs n Smell of smoke or other unusual smells on breath or on clothes YONGSAN GARRISON — Experts n Change in relationships with familyhave found several reasons why teens members or friendstry alcohol or drugs. According to the n Periods of sleeplessness or high energy,Partnership for a Drug-Free America, followed by long periods of “catch up”top reasons include the influence of sleepparents and peers, media, boredom, n Disappearance for long periods of timeescape and self-medication, rebellion, without explanationinstant gratification, lack of confidence n Truancy or loss of interest in schoolworkand misinformation. or in extracurricular activities, hobbies or “The signs of substance abuse may sportsvary and include multiple factors,” said n Frequent sicknessU.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Adolescent n Sudden or dramatic weight loss or gainSubstance Abuse Counseling Service n Disappearance of prescription of over-Clinical Supervisor Andrea Donoghue. the-counter pills, or alcohol or cigarettes“Since parents are more familiar with The ASACS team also noted sometheir teen’s behaviors more than anyone prevalent misconceptions about teenelse, they will note even subtle changes substance abuse. “Many teens thinkin behavior or appearance that can signal that the majority of their peers abuse Yongsan youths enjoy a recent boat excursion along the Han River. Keeping youthsa potential problem. It would not be alcohol when this isn’t the case. One of engaged and active while keeping a watchful eye for warning signs may reduce thesurprising for a teen to deny use to their our aims is to challenge this mistaken probability of substance abuse, says Yongsan’s Adolescence Substance Abuseparents when the fact is that they are belief,” Donoghue said. Counseling Service. — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Hwang Joon-hyunusing. A good practice is to focus just as “Another myth is that OTC drug abusemuch on their behavior, if not more, than is safer than illicit drug abuse such as their respective counseling disciplines Skills Training Curriculum for middletheir words when there are concerns.” marijuana. But, it can be more dangerous as well as certifications in handling and high school students in Yongsan,” “Prescription and over-the-counter because teens can easily overuse the drugs,” addiction. Prevention services as well Donoghue explained. “The program(OTC) medications are the latest form of added Sharma. as outpatient treatment services are focuses on skills development in thesubstances being abused by teens,” added “Trust your instincts,” Donoghue available. General anonymous phone areas of personal self-management skills,ASACS counselor Maninder Sharma. recommended. “If you think there is cause consultation is also available. If you are general social skills and drug resistance“This includes painkillers, depressants and for concern, then take some action earlier interested, you may reach Geri Fortner skills. LST is one of the best researchedstimulants. Teens could also abuse cough rather than later. Teens who start using at 738-6816 and Maninder Sharma at programs available today.”and cold remedies.” substances at an early age are at much 738-6815. Look for weekly parenting tips from The Partnership for a Drug-Free America greater risk of developing dependency. Early “One of the best approaches to prevent the ASACS team each week this summerlists various possible signs of substance intervention is crucial.” substance abuse is skills-building. in both the Morning Calm newspaperabuse. However, at times, many can be ASACS counselors hold licenses in ASACS counselors provide the Life and garrison website. Korean, U.S. familiesSeoul American Elementary School welcomes new students build friendshipBy Cpl. Hwang Joon-hyun All parents and kids, especially teacher. “New families can see what theUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs newcomers, were encouraged to come out playground looks like, meet the staff and By Cpl. Hwang Joon-hyun and meet the Army Community Service all the different teachers.” USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Se o u l and SAES staff. SAES provided free food andAmerican Elementary School held the “This is an opportunity for us to entertainment for children. New parents YONGSAN GARRISON — The Areafirst Ne w Student Cookout on the welcome new people in the community,” were informed about the Parent Teacher II Republic of Korea Army Support Groupelementary school playgrounds June 30. said Michelle Strom, SAES 5th grade Organization. ACS opened an information invited fourteen Korean families to Dragon booth as a part of its outreach program Hill Lodge July 11 to celebrate the start of where new parents could learn about various the Korea-U.S. Family Host Program. ACS activities including summer camps and The Korea-U.S. Family Host Program programs introducing Korea in general. was designed to promote cultural exchange “My job is to find anybody in the between Korean and U.S. families. community that needs help with any “We talk about the alliance and the issue,” said ACS Outreach Program partnership all the time,” said Col. Dave Coordinator Rosa Peralta. “We are here Hall, USAG-Yongsan Commander. “But to show the community what we can do what truly makes the alliance what it is for them.” today are programs like these.” “ACS has a wide variety of services Area II ROKA Support Group to help new families,” she said. “For collaborated with Yongsan District example, if you have a spouse that might Office to ensure that Korean families be interested for a job, we can help them came from a diverse background and fill out their resume, search for jobs, were fluent in English. provide the information.” “It’s not just families, it’s Soldiers,” ACS can also provide information Hall said. “We have single folks who are about education, child development, participating in this program which I think and housing. is absolutely tremendous. It is all about what “We provide a briefing for newcomers you are going to do in the next 6 months every week at the Welcome Center during which will make the program successful.” in-processing,” Peralta said. “We present Each Korean and U.S. pair signed an overview of our organization and and exchanged a certificate to symbolize provide a welcome packet which contains their participation in the program,Newcomers to the Seoul American Elementary School are treated to a barbecue, crafts workshop, information about life in Yongsan.” followed by lunch at the Mezzanineand meet-and-greet June 30 at the school grounds. More than 20 parents and children participated SAES will hold a second New Student Bridge. Korean families were given ain the reception, which was created specifically to help families make a smoother transition to USAG- Cookout in August. For information, contact tour of the garrison guided by Area IIYongsan, said SAES staff. — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Hwang Joon-hyun the SAES main office at DSN 736-4613. ROKA Support Group KATUSAs.
  • USAG-Y • PAGE 12 AREA II THE MORNING CALM Social MediaT he U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan is My staff members constantly monitor the page committed to finding new ways to and answer questions such as these as quickly as engage with community members to possible. On occasion, I’ve been known to answeraccomplish its mission. I’d like to share with you questions exciting new method we’re using to interact My point is, this is one way you can interactwith you every day: Social Media. with fellow community members and stay Recently, the United States Army engaged in a informed. I encourage you to visit the page andnew effort to tell its story. The Army is dedicated become a “fan” of the garrison. That way, you’llto telling the Soldier’s story, and in return see all the interactions the page has to offer.promoting those stories to an external audience Another social media site where we areon social networking sites, and so are we. fully engaged is Twitter. This free service On the USAG-Yongsan Web site, you will has recently been in the headlines for afind a Social Media section in the lower right valued way to gather information and linkshand menu bar. There are many options to about topics people care about. We postexplore what the Yongsan community has to “tweets” daily about community events,offer, but I’d like to especially point out the news releases and vital information likeinteraction we have through the USAG-Yongsan road conditions, heat index and more. ToFacebook page and Twitter service. follow us on Twitter, go to the link above Since we started in April, we have gathered a and click “Follow.”community of more than 280 Facebook fans, The bottom line is that we care about you thewith more joining every hour. It’s exciting to see community member. We are always looking forcurrent and future community members posting ways to better serve you and keep you informed.questions, links and comments. It’s a great way The information world is rapidly changing,to get questions asked and answered in a public and we’re committed to staying one step where many of you are already engaged. Your feedback is extremely important to us. I For example, a few hours ago “Tonia” posted encourage you to check out the USAG-Yongsana question to the Facebook page, “Is there a social media initiatives, or just visit our officialWeb site for the housing area? Floor plans also?” website. We’re here for you! Category: AUTOMOTIVE FOR SALE: 1994 HYUNDAI ELANTRA Good daily driver. Engine runs strong, this car has had the same owner for the last two years with only maintenance being done, never had any issues. Just passed inspection and is still good for the next two weeks. $1,200.00 OBO Phone: 01031321726, Email: Disclaimer Transactions between personnel/organizations entitled to duty-free privileges and personnel/organiza- tions not entitled to duty-free privileges are covered by the Republic of Korea/United States Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), as implemented by USFK Regulations 643-2 and 60-1. Questions regarding the transfer of duty-free items should be directed to the local Office of the Staff Judge Advocate.
  • JULY 17, 2009 NEWS IMCOM-K • PAGE 13 Commander Lt. Col. Alfred Francis changes command with Lt. Col. Arvesta Roberson II during the 304th Signal Battalion Change of Command Ceremony July 8 at Camp Stanley.Also pictured are Col. Welton Chase Jr., the 1st Signal Brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Bobby J. Williams, of the 304th Signal Bn. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Lajuan Hickman No Endorsement Implied No Endorsement Implied
  • IMCOM-K • PAGE 14 NEWS THE MORNING CALMRespite care is valuable assetBy Rob McIlvaine Management Command (IMCOM)FMWRC Public Affairs published revised guidelines for use of FY 09 EFMP respite care funds on June 11, ALEXANDRIA, Va. – For Active Army to further standardize and expedite serviceand Active Guard and Reserve Families delivery Army-wide. These guidelines willwho are responsible for regular care of become effective August 3, 2009.persons with disabilities, the Exceptional Brigadier General Al Aycock, DeputyFamily Members Program Respite Care Commanding General, IMCOM, statesProgram provides a temporary rest period. that as part of the Army Family Covenant,Care may be provided in the Family’s it is important to ensure that the Army’shome or other settings such as special EFM Respite Care Program is run wellneeds camps and enrichment programs. and that we get the word out to the The Army EFMP put respite care in Families who need to give eligible Families, especially According to Sharon Fields, programnow with multiple deployments, the manager for FMWRC Respite Careopportunity to receive respite care when Services, the Department of Army willit’s needed. release a media campaign to advertise Families apply for the Respite Care and inform Families worldwide about the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead visits with Sailors assigned toProgram at the nearest installation Army changes involving respite care. Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea during an all-hands call at Balboni Theater.Community Service (ACS) EFMP “Our primary goal is to ensure Roughead is on an official visit to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to strengthenOffice. consistency and continuity of our Respite global maritime partnerships. — U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst Eligibility for Respite Care Program Care Program, regardless of where ouris based on EFMP enrollment and themedical or educational condition of the Soldiers and Families are located,” Fields said. CNO visit enhances friendshipFamily member requiring care. The ACS staff will be required to use the By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Rebekah Blowers Qualifying Families are eligible to Family Services Needs Matrix to determine Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairsreceive up to 40 hours of funded EFMP allowable respite care hours and cost per month.respite care monthly for each certified The matrix is updated as the EFM condition CHINHAE, Republic of Korea – The chief of naval operations (CNO) visited SouthFamily member and can receive up to $45 changes or annually, whichever comes first. Korea to reinforce the Navy’s commitment to its partner nations and further enhanceper hour for care. Stateside garrisons will access a national the friendship between the two navies and countries. During fiscal years 2007 and 2008, network of respite care providers through an Adm. Gary Roughead, CNO, made the official visit to strengthen the relationshipFMWRC received $8.2 million in IMCOM contract with Alignstaffing. with his counterpart, Republic of Korea Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jung Ok-supplemental funds for EFMP respite care. Special needs care is around the clock,” Keun, as well as other official dignitaries.In FY 09, respite care has been included Fields said. “When a Family has a special needs “Our discussions were really an opportunity for me to talk about the importance ofin the base operating funds for ACS and is child or adult, respite care provides a break for our alliance, to discuss the strength of the relationship that we have, [and] to commitno longer funded by supplemental funds. the primary caregiver.” ourselves to continue to cooperate on things that increase the security and the prosperity The U.S. Army Installation of countries in the region,” Adm. Roughead said. July 17 - 23 LOCATION Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday CASEY ICE AGE ICE AGE (PG) 6:30 P.M. GHOST OF GF PAST (PG-13) 6:30 p.m. ANGELS AND DEMONS NO SHOW NO SHOW (PG) 6:30 p.m. X MEN ORIGINS (PG-13) 7:30 p.m. 730-7354 ANGELS AND DEMONS STAR TREK X MEN ORIGINS (PG-13) 7:30 p.m. (PG-13) 8:30 p.m. (PG-13) 8:30 p.m. (PG-13) 8:30 p.m. BATTLE FOR TERRA HENRY TRANSFORMERS BATTLE FOR TERRA (G) 1 p.m. (G) 1 p.m. ANGELS AND DEMONS NO SHOW NO SHOW NO SHOW (PG-13) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. 768-7724 TRANSFORMERS TRANSFORMERS (PG-13) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. HUMPHREYS ICE AGE ICE AGE ICE AGE (PG-13) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. STAR TREK STAR TREK X MEN ORIGINS X MEN ORIGINS (PG) 6:30 / 9:00 p.m. (PG-13) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. (PG-13) 6:30 / 9:30 p.m. (PG-13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (PG-13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (PG-13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. 753-7716 THE SOLOIST THE SOLOIST (PG-13) 9 p.m. (PG-13) 9 p.m. HOVEY X MEN ORIGINS ANGELS AND DEMONS STAR TREK NO SHOW X MEN ORIGINS NO SHOW I LOVE YOU BETH COOPER (PG-13) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. 730-5412 (PG-13) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. THE PROPOSAL KUNSAN I LOVE YOU BETH COOPER I LOVE YOU BETH COOPER (PG-13) 6 / 8:30 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. NO SHOW NO SHOW NO SHOW THE SOLOIST (PG-13) 6 / 8:30 p.m. (PG-13) 6 p.m. 782-4987 STAR TREK (PG-13) 8:30 p.m. UP NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (PG) 1 p.m. UP CORALINE OSAN (PG) 7 p.m. STAR TREK (PG) 1 p.m. I LOVE YOU BETH COOPER (PG-13) 7 p.m. (PG) 1 p.m. ANGELS AND DEMONS (PG-13) 7 p.m. ANGELS AND DEMONS (R) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 3:30 p.m. I LOVE YOU BETH COOPER I LOVE YOU BETH COOPER 784-4930 GHOST OF GF PAST (PG-13) 9:30 p.m. GHOST OF GF PAST (PG-13) 3:30 / 6 / 8:30 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. RED CLOUD TRANSFORMERS (PG-13) 7 p.m. WE WERE SOLDIERS (R) 7 p.m. X MEN ORIGINS STAR TREK SUNSHINE CLEANING NO SHOW ANGELS AND DEMONS (PG-13) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. 732-6620 THE SOLOIST STAR TREK (PG-13) 9 p.m. (PG-13) p.m. EARTH TRANSFORMERS STANLEY (G) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 6:30 p.m. TRANSFORMERS SUNSHINE CLEANING NO SHOW I LOVE YOU BETH COOPER BATTLE FOR TERRA ANGELS AND DEMONS (R) 7 p.m. 732-5565 (PG-13) 9:00 p.m. THE SOLOIST (PG-13) 9 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 / 9 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER BATTLE FOR TERRA STAR TREK STAR TREK X MEN ORIGINS X MEN ORIGINS I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER (PG) 2 / 5 / 8:00 p.m. (PG) 2 / 5 / 8:00 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. (PG-13) 7 p.m. YONGSAN (NR) 5:30 / 8:30 p.m. STATE OF PLAY STATE OF PLAY THE SOLOIST THE SOLOIST FIGHTING FIGHTING EARTH (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 (G) 6 p.m. (PG-13) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. ANGELS AND DEMONS (PG-13) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. ANGELS AND DEMONS DELGO HANA MONTANA CORALINE SHOPAHOLIC (PG-13) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. (PG-13) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. (PG) 3:30 / 6 p.m. (G) 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.
  • JULY 17, 2009 CHAPLAIN IMCOM-K • PAGE 15 Area I Worship Schedule Area II Worship Schedule Area III Worship Schedule Area IV Worship Schedule Protestant Services Protestant Services Protestant Services Protestant Services Collective Collective Sunday 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital Collective Collective Protestant Sunday 1000 Stone Chapel Sunday 1030 K-16 Chapel Sunday 1100 Super Gym Sunday 1000 Camp Carroll Sunday 1000 Stanley Chapel Sunday 1100 Hannam Village Chapel 1100 Suwon Air Base Chapel 1030 Camp Walker Sunday 1030 West Casey Chapel Church of Christ 1700 Camp Walker Sunday 1100 Warrior Chapel Liturgical Sunday 0800 Memorial Chapel Gospel 1300 Super Gym Gospel 1215 Camp Walker Sunday 1100 Crusader Chapel Contemporary Sunday 0930 South Post Chapel Contemporary 1700 Super Gym 1300 Camp Carroll Sunday 1100 Hovey Chapel Traditional Sunday 1100 South Post Chapel KATUSA Contemporary Gospel 1100 Memorial Chapel, Casey Gospel Sunday 1230 South Post Chapel Tuesday 1900 Super Gym Friday 1900 Camp Walker Sunday 1100 Casey Memorial Chapel Mision Pentecostal Hispana Korean Korean 1100 Camp Stanley Chapel Sunday 1430 South Post Chapel Wednesday 1930 Super Gym Tuesday 1900 Camp Carroll Korean Sunday 0910 Hannam Village Chapel Wednesday 1830 Camp Walker Stanley Chapel Catholic Services COGIC United Pentecostal Mass Catholic Services Sunday 1230 CRC Warrior Chapel Sunday 1330 Memorial Chapel Daily 1145 Annex 2 Chapel Mass KATUSA Sunday 0900 Super Gym Sunday 0900 Camp Walker Sunday 1930 CRC Warrior Chapel KATUSA Tuesday 1830 Memorial Chapel 0900 Suwon Air Base Chapel 1130 Camp Carroll Sunday 1300 Jackson Auditorium Saturday 1700 Camp Walker Jewish Tuesday 1900 Camp Stanley Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist Every 2nd Friday 1830 Annex 2 Chapel Tuesday 1840 Casey Stone Chapel Saturday 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital Jewish Worship Service Tuesday 1800 Camp Castle Chapel Every Friday at 1900 - Camp Walker Chapel, Classroom #1 For information, contact Corey Ringer at, or Tuesday 1830 Casey Memorial Chapel Early Morning Service call 753-3909 Tuesday 1830 Camp Hovey Chapel (Korean) Mon-Sat 0510 South Post Chapel Thursday 1830 West Casey Chapel Episcopal Sunday 1000 Memorial Chapel Catholic Services/Mass Catholic Services Sunday 1130 Camp Stanley Chapel Sunday 0900 CRC Warrior 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 1215 West Casey Chapel Sunday 0800 South Post Chapel Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Eighth U.S. Army Servicemembers, their families and authorized Sunday 0930 Camp Hovey Chapel Sunday 1130 Memorial Chapel civilians across the full spectrum of operations from armistice to war. Mon/Fri 1205 Memorial Chapel Tues/Wed 1205 Brian Allgood Hospital 1st Sat. 0900 Memorial Chapel Visit the U.S. Forces Korea Religious Support site at: Jewish Jewish for helpful links and information. Friday 1830 West Casey Chapel 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.) Jonathan Gibbs: Chaplain (Maj.) Kwon Pyo:, 738-3009, 753-7274, 732-7998, 764-5455 Chaplain (Maj.) Terry E. Jarvis: Chaplain (Capt.) Anthony Flores: Red Cloud Chaplain (Lt. Col) David Acuff: Chaplain (Capt.) Billy Graham:, 738-4043,, 732-6169, 765-6139 753-7042 Chaplain (Maj.) Leo Mora Jr.:, 736-3018No Endorsement Implied No Endorsement Implied
  • IMCOM-K • PAGE 16 FEATURE THE MORNING CALMRucksack bowling tourney held on Red CloudSoldiers begin bowling for the first ever Team Rucksack bowling tournament held on USAG-Red Cloud July 14. With a rucksack on their back it causes thebowler to change their usual techniques and habits in bowling because of the balance problems it adds to the game. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham By Jim Cunningham USAG-RC Public Affairs RED CLOUD GARRISON — Morethan 20 Soldiers came together in theUSAG-Red Cloud Bowling Center July 14to compete in the first Rucksack BowlingChampionship for bowling teams andindividual bowlers. The idea came fromconversations among Ben Cho, USAG-Red Cloud Family, Morale, Welfare andRecreation bowling center manager, andregular bowlers who participate in annualbowling league activities, Cho said. Bowling with a rucksack of 30 poundsor more on one’s back causes the bowler tochange his usual techniques and habits inbowling because of the balance problemsit adds to bowling technique, said RandyBehr, USAG-RC FMWR Sports director.Bowlers have to recalibrate their techniqueto compensate for the extra weight on theirbacks, he said. “Team 1 and 2 place will get gold andsilver medals,” Behr said. “This includesmen’s and women’s categories. Individualtrophies will be given for 1, 2, and 3 formen’s and women’s for highest scratchscores.” Winners in the individual Men’sDivision: 1, Gregory Wyrobek with 558pins, 2, George Weber with 506 pins, 3,Scott Strahammer with 497 pins. Winners in the individual Women’s (Left and Right) Soldiers wore a rucksack weighing 30 pounds during bowling inDivision: 1, Kaye Rivera with 406 pins, 2, the tournament. Weight has more than one effect on bowling skills and requiresMichelle Dennis with 336 pins. extra balancing skills and knowledge of bowling techniques to counter the effect of carryingthe sack while bowling. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
  • IMCOM-K • PAGE 18 NEWS THE MORNING CALMSailor recognized for volunteer programEquipment Operator 1st Class Mario Gonzalez, of Los Angeles, stacks dominos with children from the Hye Sim Won Orphanagein Seoul. Sailors stationed at CNFK visit the orphange every month. — U.S. Navy photo by MC1(AW/SW) Bobbie G. AttawayBy MC1 Bobbie G. Attaway barrier in another way.Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea Public Affairs “Not only do we get to enjoy pizza and cake, but we also get a chance to interact with the underprivileged kids and learn the Korean language and customs, as well as enjoying playing sEOUL, Republic of Korea — Sounds of laughter, board games, puzzles, and arts and craft events with the kids,”movement of chairs sliding back and forth, clapping, images said Gonzalez.of children playing various games and smells of pizza, fruit and Taking off their shoes and relaxing with the children, whosecake are just many of the different sights and sounds one would ages range from newborns to teenagers, Sailors gain more thanexperience during a monthly birthday party visit to the Hye Sim just something to put on their evaluation.Won Orphanage in Seoul. “Sailors get the satisfaction of knowing that they are a One Sailor in particular experiences all these senses every positive influence in their community and shatter the negativemonth. Not only does he help volunteer with other Sailors from military stereo-types that make the headlines from time toCommander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK), he is also the time,” said Gonzalez. “Not only is it fun for the kids, but itone who makes it all possible. Equipment Operator 1st Class shows that we care about their birthday and try to make theMario Gonzalez, from Los Angeles, has been coordinating day special as well as reinforce a positive relationship we havemonthly volunteer trips to the orphanage for eleven months. shared over the years.” “As the coordinator, I raise funds for our monthly Gonzalez, along with three other service members, receivedbirthday parties and annual Christmas parties. I also the Friendship Award at the annual Korea America Friendshipprovide transportation, send out invites and raise awareness Society (KAFS) June Festival. An award is presented to Gonzalez accepted the award on behalf of Sailors stationedof our efforts,” said Gonzalez. But, he also said that is not individuals who have contributed significantly to promote good throughout the Republic of Korea from Mr. Chul-soo Han,just all work and that Sailors get to break the language will and understanding among Koreans and Americans. President of the Korea-America Friendship Society. New Navy headquarters in Chinhae up and running By MC1 Bobbie G. Attaway Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea Public Affairs Chinhae, Republic of Korea — (L-R) Mr. Sam Kun Pak, a Quality Assurance Representative Southern Resident Office from Construction Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District Far East , Cmdr. William A. Weedon, Commander, U.S. Fleet Activities Chinhae, Rear Adm. Thomas S. Rowden, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea, Rear Adm Hyun Seong Um, Commander, Jinhae Naval Base, Korea, Mr. Hyeong Chel Park, President, Fine Construction Company, and Maj. Charles Dowdle, Acting Deputy District Engineer of Army Corps of Engineers, Far East Division, prepare to cut ribbons during a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to open the new headquarters building on the only U.S. Navy base in Korea. The new headquarters building is three stories, 19,200 square feet and was a $5.9 million project using Host Nations Funds. — U.S. Navy photo by Lt. John Fitzpatrick
  • JULY 17, 2009 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 21 Chapel reopens for worshipBy Ken Hall existing outside annex buildings.”USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs In addition to three small classroom and worship annexes around the main chapel, a HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Thanks new building adjacent to the main facilityto a rousing restoration effort led by USAG- will also be used as a fellowship hall, addingHumphreys Directorate of Public Works, space for up to 100 people.Shinkwang Ind, Construction Company Humphreys Garrison Chaplain (Maj.)Ltd. and Soldiers from the garrison’s Klon Kitchen is ecstatic over the chapelchaplain team, Freedom Chapel will reopen renovations and credits several interiorfor regularly scheduled worship services on décor inspirations to people he’s knownSunday, July 19. throughout his Army career. It has been nearly seven months since “The new chapel turned out so mucha Christmas-night fire gutted the chapel better than I had imagined,” Kitchen said.sanctuary just hours after final services and “For the first time ever here, we now haveshut down the chapel. Since the fire, services classrooms for religious education. Wehave been held in the Super Gym. also have several individual rooms where “I went inside the chapel the day after chaplains can meet with Soldiers and theirthe fire and everything was charcoal black,” Families for consultation and training.”said Humphreys Garrison Command Sgt. Among the new features the new chapelMaj. Jason K. Kim. “The new facility is has are a state-of-the-art sound systembetter than it was before and I know the and two projection screens that will showcongregation will be happy to see such a scripture passages and hymnal lyrics forfinely renovated chapel. It was worth it to worshipers to sing along.rebuild the chapel because we won’t have a After six months of work, the restored Humphreys Garrison Freedom Chapel reopens for regular “I was taught by some very good peoplenew facility built for a few more years.” services Sunday, July 19. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall to save money where you can,” said Kitchen. As a result of new designs by USAG- Families,” said Spc. Travis Holmes. “One be built during the Humphreys Garrison “Everything we have put in the new chapelHumphreys Directorate of Public Works of our three annexes will be used as a youth transformation, the new Freedom Chapel can be transplanted to one of the newin-house design section, 70 seats have been hut because a lot of kids really don’t have has gone green. chapels in the future.”added to the sanctuary which can now someone they can confide in on their terms. “All of the lighting in the facility has been For information on services offered seeaccommodate 240 worshipers. Every Sunday at 3 p.m. there will be Youth upgraded to energy-efficient light emitting the Area III Worship schedule weekly on “As a result of the chaplain staff moving Bible study.” diode technology,” said Mark Cunningham, Page 15 of the Morning Calm News or thetheir offices to building 1233, there are Restoration costs for the new facility Contracting Officers Representative, DPW. Humphreys webpage: humphreys.korea.more classrooms to accommodate Soldiers, were $483,000 and, like many facilities to “We’re also adding walkway covers to the renovations bring family-centered health care to HumphreysCommentary by 1st Lt. Alexandria MillerHumphreys Medical Clinic Executive Officer HUMPHREYS GARRISON — On 10July 2009 the United States Army GarrisonHumphreys Medical and Dental Clinichosted its renewal ceremony culminatingeight months of facility renovation. U.S.Army Medical Command provided morethan $1.5 million for the renovationproject. In addition to funds for renovation,MEDCOM provided funds to hireadditional staff. 65th Medical Brigade and 2nd CombatAviation Brigade staff members includenine physicians, four physician assistants, aphysical therapist and psychologist. Clinicstaff includes a physician board certifiedin Obstetrics and Gynecology and FamilyMedicine, a board-certified pediatrician,another Family Medicine physician, threetriage nurses and seven nursing assistants.Our clinic also has an in-house on dutyprovider for urgent and emergent issues 24hours a day seven days per week. Our facility was transformed from atroop medical clinic to a family-centeredhealth care system. The number of examrooms doubled from 11 to 22 with thecapability of expanding to 40. Following the ribbon cutting for the newly-renovated Humphreys Medical and Dental Clinic on July 10,(l-r) Sgt. 1st Class Sherwanda Bell, Maj. We take pride in our clinic and the service Theresa Essen, Sgt. Johnny Knight, Col. Robin Bruno, Lt. Col. Bart Meyers and Sgt. 1st Class Quneitra Quintero cut the cake. Download a high-we provide. The 65th Medical Brigade resolution version of this photo online at — Photo courtesy 1st Lt. Alexandria MillerMission is to “Provide patient friendly access Community and an Organization of Choice million to renovate every medical, dental, and new environment. New facilities, patientto compassionate, high quality health care in which to Serve and Work.” The brigade veterinary facility on the Republic of Korea friendly staff and providers bring nothingduring armistice for our beneficiaries across mission and vision were completely centered Peninsula.” Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, the but goodness to the community.the Korean peninsula while maintaining on the entire renovation. Army Surgeon General, approved these funds As the executive officer and healthcarereadiness to fight and win.” The 65TH Brigade Commander Col. and we thank him for they greatly enhance administrator in this clinic, I’m very proud The 65th Medical Brigade Vision Jeffrey B. Clark states “Our MEDCOM the quality of our healthcare. Patients and of this new home that we have for ouris “Healthcare that is the Pride of the during FY 09-10 will provide over $25 customers are welcomed to a relaxing and customers and the future patient needs.
  • USAG-H • PAGE 22 AREA III THE MORNING CALM News & Notes Bulldogs finish runner-up in Firecracker softball tournament By Manny Broudo Homeschooling Spouses Get Together USAG-Humphreys Bulldogs Softball Coach The monthly Homeschooling Spouses Get Together will discuss the balancing act of HUMPHREYS GARRISON — The juggling life and homeschooling at the same time. The event will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m., Humphreys Bulldogs softball team traveled Monday, Aug. 10 at Family Housing Bldg. to Camp Foster in Okinawa, Japan for 510, Apt. 108. Contact Elisabeth Townley at the Fourth of July Firecraker Softball or 010-3144- Tournament recently. 0352 for more information. Sixteen Soldiers represented the Humphreys team and played ten games. ACS 44th Birthday and The Bulldogs took second place in the Volunteer of the Quarter Ceremony tournament. Legion, a Marine all-star team Join Army Community Service for their 44th took first place. birthday party as they recognize USAG- Humphreys’ outstanding Volunteers of the The tournament started with a round Quarter in one big celebration at the Family robin competition of 17 teams, broken Readiness Center, July 24. Everyone is invited. down into three brackets. The Humphreys Bulldogs softball team ran out of regulation time during the championship game, Call 753-8401/6522 for more information. The Bulldogs managed to seed second losing by one run to the Marines’ All-star Legion team. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall in their bracket with a four win, one loss The loss to Legion forced Humphreys to temperatures at the tournament, the ‘Dogs Meet the Garrison Command Team record. This helped the team’s position in the play Yongsan for the winner of the loser’s were unable to outscore Legion to win. Col. Joseph P. Moore and Command Sgt. Maj. double elimination the following day. bracket. This game was a real nail biter – the The Humphreys Bulldogs finished the Jason K. Kim will be at the Humphreys Main PX In the double elimination, the ‘Dogs Lobby Monday, Aug. 3, eager to meet you and ‘Dogs won by coming back from a three- Firecracker tournament with well over a managed to stay in the winners’ bracket run deficit in the bottom of the seventh .500 batting average and two players, Des hear your comments and suggestions on how to make USAG-Humphreys the community you until battling against Legion. The Bulldogs inning. In winning this game, the Bulldogs Ray and Jose Alicea, made the coaches all- want to see and be involved with. Stop by and were down by one run when the game was advanced to the championship game. tournament team. Eddie Evans won the base share your thoughts and welcome our new called for time in the sixth inning. Exhausted from a long trip and the high running competition. Garrison Commander. This will be a monthly occurrence so watch out for the next event. Water Outage ‘I use my experience to motivate new Soldiers to enroll in a degree program’ Due to scheduled work on the Main Water Line, By Ken Hall forward deployment of U.S. and Coalition in forward deployed theater mail operations the following buildings will experience water USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs Forces into Southwest Asia. today,” said Hudson. outage 9 a.m.-5 p.m., July 18: 360, 557, 577, 579, 581, 583, 693, 1130, 1132, 1134, 1138. “I was part of the first postal platoon that Hudson met the challenge to lead HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Tens deployed into the Southwest Asia forward Soldiers while forward deployed but the Contact Mr. Kim at 753-5072 or Mr. Gillespie at 753-5073. of thousands of America’s youth join the theater of operations in 2003 and our biggest challenge during his Army career U.S. Army every year, many for the excellent platoon had the opportunity to establish was achieving enough promotion points Town Hall Meeting college tuition benefits, but also for the some of the protocols that are being used to make the extremely-high cut-off score, The next USAG-Humphreys Community Town excellent training and leadership offered and which he attributes to not having earned Hall Meeting will take place at the Community a guaranteed income. enough college credits. Activity Center 6-8 p.m., July 21. Everyone is In 1990, Sgt. 1st Class Derrick Hudson, “Making the time to take college courses invited. Issues can be submitted no later than senior human resource sergeant for 194th was my toughest obstacle for promotion July 15 to Combat Sustainment Support Battalion to sergeant,” said Hudson. “When I was a joined the Army because he wanted to be a young Soldier, I came up with a thousand College Fair Child and Youth Services School Support part of something he couldn’t quit. excuses why I couldn’t or wouldn’t enroll Services is looking for alumni from the “Serving in the U.S. Army is a worthy in college courses. I use my experience community to share information about their career move and I’ve always believed in what to motivate new Soldiers to enroll in a college for the upcoming USAG-Humphreys I do as a Soldier,” said Hudson. degree program because it’s a lot more College Fair held at the CAC, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 Hudson began his Army career in the reasonable to take college courses now p.m., Oct. 17. Contact Joseph Jacks at 753- administrative field, serving in places like because distance learning opportunities are 8274 or email Maryland, Hawaii and Texas. He expanded virtually everywhere Soldiers serve.” his military training and completed postal Hudson returns to Texas in January for Humphreys American School school prior to serving in Germany. After his final duty assignment and will wrap up New student orientation will begin Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. in the HAS cafeteria. Meet and greet your reaching staff sergeant, Hudson faced a new his career in 2010. teacher 2-3 p.m., Aug. 28. challenge not many at this rank attain. “When I return home to New Jersey, I While in support of Operation Enduring look forward to using what I have learned in New Ration Control System Freedom in Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, Sgt. 1st Class Derrick Hudson, senior human the military to either continue on in federal A new CAC reading system was implemented Hudson was advanced to postal platoon resource sergeant, 194th CSSB. — U.S. Army civilian service or start my own business,” in all retail exchange activities in Korea. The sergeant during a critical part of the initial photo by Ken Hall he said. new system will make transactions smooth and quick for customers. Humphreys Construction Update As Humphreys Garrison grows during the next several years construction projects will cause interruptions of electrical and water See Something? – Say Something! service as well as detours and delays on our roads. We ask your patience as we transform USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs Issue: Trash in housing area residents make comments like “Who cares about the trash, Ajooshee will get it.” Yes, our post into the Installation of Choice on the Korean Peninsula. HUMPHREYS GARRISON — This By Lori Yerdon there is contracted cleaning in Family • Freedom Road water line replacement is the first installment of “See Something USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs housing for certain areas but ultimately, I is continuing. Please watch for construction – Say Something” a forum for Humphreys’ think it’s everyone’s responsibility to pick equipment in roadways and signal man Soldiers, Family Members, Civilians and If you live on post in Family housing, up after themselves. directing traffic. Retirees to discuss concerns affecting our have you seen the trash accumulating in Editor’s note: Each month, the USAG- community and then offer solutions on how the parking garage, in front of the housing Humphreys Public Affairs Office will accept We Want Your Stories! to make Humphreys a better place in which complexes and around the outdoor written submissions and photos for the We want to publish your stories and photos in to live and work. common area (by the grills and play “See Something – Say Something” column. The Morning Calm Weekly and on the USAG- “We want to know what’s on your mind grounds)? I have and almost daily, my Submissions are subject to editing by the PAO Humphreys Command Channel. Please send any and hear your recommendations,” said Family and I pick up other people’s trash. staff, but the content of submissions will not information or products to Ken Hall at the USAG- Humphreys Public Affairs Office at 754-8847 Col. Joseph P. Moore, USAG-Humphreys Frankly, I think it’s time folks start picking be changed. For more information, please call or commander. “Our community is valuable up after themselves. Ken Hall at 754-8847 or send an e-mail to and so is your input.” Believe it or not, I’ve heard fellow
  • JULY 17, 2009 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 23’s perspective after six weeks on the jobUSAG-Humphreys Public Affairs HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Col. Joseph P. Mooreassumed command of USAG-Humphreys June 3. After sixweeks on the job, he offered insights and suggestions for howcommunity members can positively affect the installation. 1. Since becoming the USAG-Humphreys commander how’severything going so far? Things are going quite well. I’m really gratified to seethe teamwork within our (garrison) staff and between ourstaff and all of the people they serve here at Humphreysand throughout Area III. In the past month, we’ve hostedour Freedom Fest which is our most significant people-to-people event of the year. We had a phenomenal turn outand this year, especially Saturday night. Pyeongtaek wasable to move its music festival from downtown Pyeongtaekto here and that was really great, we saw Koreans from thecity of Pyeongtaek and from other villages nearby and thatwas great. We had a great turnout from the U.S. as well.We’re doing a great job in bringing in some new teammembers to our organization. We have a new director ofPublic Works (Dennis Polaski) and his performance hasjust been great; he’s really been a quick study in terms ofplanning and construction as we prepare for the future andhe’s really engaged in what’s going on in the here and nowwith the facilities that we have at Humphreys. We have anew Housing chief (Elizabeth Wilson) and she’s doing great USAG-Humphreys commander Col. Joseph P. Moore talks about the benefits of command sponsorship to Spc. Josh Lynn,work as well. We took a look at what’s happening with our Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4-2 Aviation (ATK) and his wife Amber during Meet the Command Team day at thecommand sponsorship trends and in the past year, between Humphreys Garrison Main PX lobby July 2. — U.S. Army photo by Ken HallMarch 2008 and this month, our command sponsorship We see each other at church, at the pool and the Alaska programs we’re providing. We want people to know what’sfor Soldiers went from just over 150 command-sponsored Mining Company, places like that and, of course, at school. going on and we want to provide feedback mechanisms, soFamilies to now over 360. I’m happy that our Soldiers are One of my goals is to continue to maintain that sense of we know if we’re on target in meeting customers’ needs ortaking advantage of the opportunities that the new policy a tight-knit community, even as we grow. Humphreys is a if we’re not meeting them the way we should. Starting thisfor command sponsorship affords them. I’m also happy that great place to live because of the people here. But it’s also month, Command Sergeant Major Kim and I will be in theour staff has responded to the needs that come with having a great place to live because of the facilities we have. Those PX on the first payday of each month, because we want tomore Families on post. We are just days away from accepting of us living here now are benefiting from the growth plans expose ourselves to the young Soldiers, who typically don’tthe new Education center and we are going to use that to for the future. We have three gyms, two indoor swimming attend our town hall meetings, and hear what their needsincrease our school capacity from 400 to 720 - which enables pools, great places to eat and we have phenomenal athletic are and give them a forum they might not otherwise to expand our command sponsorship opportunities. This facilities across the post and as I said, a new chapel and We have the Interactive Customer Evaluation system andfall, I expect that we will not only open our school year we’ll have many more chapels built as we go forward. customer surveys but I believe the most-accurate way towith plenty of capacity for the student demand but with But, we will have some inconveniences here due to the gauge what your customers think of you is to talk withcapacity to spare. On Sunday we will reopen our chapel construction. We have to demolish quite a few buildings, them. To enable that conversation to happen, you have toafter extensive renovations where we were able to expand especially on the southern side of the installation in an area be out there. I make it a goal to spend time in our diningthe seating capacity in the main sanctuary substantially and people know as downtown. We have to be really careful as facilities and I engage people in conversation when I’m outupgrade everything about the building. We’ll be able to we balance the need for constructing those facilities on a in my own private life - whether I’m shopping or visitingprovide a place of worship for all faiths and a Sunday school the swimming pool - to really try to take the pulse of a crossexperience as well for the kids of all those faiths – I think “One person represents many customer section of our community. Not just those who are attendingthat it’s going to be a great benefit for all those people. Camp experiences and I want to hear about all all of our information forums but those who might not beAdventure is ongoing and that’s really a positive experience attending them, to see what they really think.for the kids participating in it. We’ve had great support from of them to see if I can use my influencethe college kids who’ve come here to help out and augment to make their experience better, more 4. How can community members contribute to theirour child and youth services staff. With the hot weather, community and affect change?our Splish and Splash water park is doing great business efficient and more satisfactory somehow.” I want everybody in our community to know thatand this year our staff has tried something new which is – Col. Joe Moore our doors and ears are open. We will listen to anybody atadding a barbeque option to our snack bar and they have any time, whether they have a great idea or if they have ahad phenomenal response to that so that’s something we’ll very strict schedule with care for the customer, so we don’t concern with what we’re doing. We succeed or fail with ourcontinue throughout the summer and I’m sure next year make customer service secondary while making speed of customers - one transaction at a time. We want to knowas well. We are going to open another pool at Splish and construction primary. from every one of our customers, in all of their differentSplash for the real young kids who come there. The depth roles as customers. When I talk about a customer, that oneof that pool goes from inches to three feet deep. So it’s a 3. What are your thoughts on customer service for the spouse that’s out there who is my customer, they may bereally great addition and completes the park. Those are just facilities on Humphreys? my customer at Outdoor recreation and also a customer atsome specifics, with all that said, I think everything’s going Customer service drives everything we do. That is AAFES food court and at the medical clinic. One personjust as well as I could hope for. I’ve really enjoyed meeting something that I’ll repeat every chance I get. When I arrived, represents many customer experiences and I want to hearso many of our staff - I haven’t met them all yet but my goal I told the staff our role as a customer service organization about all of them to see if I can use my influence to makeis every quarter to visit each directorate and I’m well on my is that we are judged on our performance one customer at their experience better, more efficient and more satisfactoryway to meeting that goal for this quarter and will continue a time. Our goal in that transaction with that customer somehow. The way they (customers) can help me is toto do that throughout my time here. should be to find a way to get to yes. Whether we are on communicate with me. They can do that through their chain an installation with between 4,000 and 5,000 Soldiers on it of command, through e-mail, telephone calls or personal 2. What are some goals for the installation as Humphreys or one with nearly 20,000, that theme will be maintained. interaction when they see me in the community. I want toGarrison grows? Another area of customer service I like to emphasize is that discipline myself to be available to them. They should feel I think many of the people that have been here for a long you cannot over communicate. We are striving to find new comfortable in knowing that I’m interested in what theytime take a lot of comfort from the feeling of community ways, especially in the electronic medium, to communicate think – and just by virtue of reading this article – hopefullyhere at Humphreys and part of that comes from its relative with people to make sure they know what’s going on here. get a feel for how I think. They’ll, if nothing else, take awaysmallness – when comparing it to an installation like Fort Communicating and customer service is not just about how much I value their input, how much I value their timeBragg or Fort Bliss. The advantage is that people seem to buildings and it’s not just about things, it’s about programs here at Humphreys and how important it is for our garrisonknow one another whether they’re in the same unit or not. and people and matching our customer’s needs to the to support them while they’re here.
  • JULY 17, 2009 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 25 Deputy Commander Gen. Lee visits Area IVBy Cpl. Lee, Jae Won19th ESC Public Affairs CAMP CARROLL — The CombinedForces Command Deputy Commandervisited Korea’s logistics command, the 19thExpeditionary Sustainment Commandand the Army’s logistics national partnersin the Waegwan and Daegu areas in CampCarroll, July 10. Gen. Sung-Chul Lee toured the DefenseDistribution Depot-Korea, the 403rdSupport Battalion, Northeast Asia, and theMateriel Support Center-Korea logisticswarehousing facilities during his visit here. The primary focus of his visit was to lookat logistical combat readiness and speakwith commanders and staff at the differentArmy facilities. Lee was first briefed by Lt. Col. Robert B.Maurio, Commander, Defense DistributionDepot-Korea, on the Theater ConsolidationShipping Point that his Camp Carrollwarehouse currently operates. Lee showedgreat interest in the statistics of DDD-K’sincreasing stock inventory and their growingsuccess every year, which is not limited to theKorean peninsula, but serving the militaryservices worldwide. “It is fascinating to see DDD-K’s success Brig. Gen. Xavier P. Lobeto, Commanding General, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command explains the Defense Distribution Depot-Koreaover last few years,” said Lee with emphasis, heavy equipment assembling facility in Camp Carroll to Gen. Sung-Chul Lee, Combined Forces Command Deputy Commander, July 10. — U.S.“DDD-K’s success and their well-organized Army photo by Cpl. Lee, Jae Wonsystem makes CFC stronger.” forces operating in Korea. and to take control with current situations general as deputy commander. Throughout Lee moved on to tour the Communications “I am very impressed with MSC-K’s South Korea is going through these days,” the CFC command structure, bi-nationalElectronics Division, Major Assembly Division, service ethic, which they are carefully taking Lee emphasized. manning is readily apparent (if the chiefHeavy Equipment Division, Care and case-by-case and line-by-line,” said Lee, “these The role of Combined Forces Command of a staff section is Korean, the deputy isPreservation Division, Railroad Operations, small efforts really count, and I truly admire (CFC) during armistice is to deter war. CFC’s American and vice versa). This integratedand lastly, the Transportation Division. the workers and leaders here.” wartime role is to defeat external aggression structure exists within the component Materiel Suppor t Center-Korea “My concern is whether CFC is able to and ROK-U.S. combined forces have been a commands as well as the headquarters. Allprovides theater sustainment maintenance, maintain the top-notch forces considering most effective alliance over past 50 years. CFC components are tactically integratedsupply, ammunition, distribution, and the War in Afghanistan and the Middle East,” The CFC is commanded by a four-star through continuous combined and jointtransportation coordination support for said Lee, “it is significant to stay balanced U.S. general, with a four-star ROK Army planning, training and exercises.MSC-K welcomes new Commander Camp Henry, George to lose drinking water By Cpl. Lee, Jae Won By USAG-Daegu Public Affairs 19th ESC Public Affairs CAMP CARROLL — The United DAEGU GARRISON — The USAG States Army Materiel Support Center- Daegu Department of Public Works Korea, hosted a Change of Command (DPW) has announced that work on ceremony to honor outgoing commander, the Camp Henry water tower will make Col. Steven W. Pate, and welcome all water on Camp Henry and Camp incoming commander, Col. Phillip A. George undrinkable from July 23 until Mead, July 1 at 10 a.m. at Camp Carroll about August 1. Fitness Center. The required structural inspections, Brig. Gen. Xavier P. Lobeto, 19th which will actually be conducted by the Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Army Corps of Engineers, are being done presided over the event. in turn for all USAG Daegu water towers. “For the past two years, Col. Pate led However, the unique arrangement for from the front. He is a visionary, mission Camps Henry and George means these focused, competent and compassionate are the only locations where drinking Soldier’s Soldier,” said Lobeto. “He set a water will be affected. course to make an outstanding organization While the work is going on, water will even better.” still be available from the taps but it can only During Pate’s farewell speech, he be used for showering or brushing teeth. explained some of the major events The USAG Daegu DPW and Department throughout his command, and expressed of Logistics will be providing safe drinking his appreciation for the workers. water to the community during the outage, “It makes me proud to be associated details to be announced. with such a dedicated, loyal and caring If it is absolutely necessary to use the Brig. Gen. Xavier P. Lobeto, Commanding work force,” Pate said. water for drinking or food preparation,General, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment After the ceremony, Col. Mead hosted a it must be sterilized by bringing it to a Water tower work on the Camp Henry andCommand passes the color of the 19th ESC reception at the Hide-A-Way Club on Camp rolling boil for at least five minutes. Camp George will make water undrinkableto Col. Phillip A. Mead, the new Commander Carroll for the Soldiers, Civilians and Family DPW will inform the community from July 23 until about August 1. DPW andof the Materiel Support Center - Korea at the members of his new command team. when the work is completed and the DOL will be providing safe drinking waterCamp Carroll Fitness Center, July 1. Pate and his family will be stationed in water is safe to use again. For more during the outage. — U.S. Army photo by— U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Lee, Jun Ho Hawaii for his next duty assignment. information please call 764-4421. Kim, Moon Hee
  • USAG-D • PAGE 26 AREA IV THE MORNING CALM t News & Notes “Honey, time to pack up. We’ve got orders” USAG Daegu Gaming A few tips on preparing for your Permanent Change of Station If you want to meet other gamers in By Angela Klingsieck & Christopher Miller Korea, then you can just provide your USAG-Daegu Public Affairs Gamer tag or Online ID at your local USAG Daegu Gaming Corner. Sign DAEGU GARRISON — Moving and up at your Community Activity Center packing a ton of boxes is hard but necessary Today! You will have a chance to work when making a Permanent Change of organize and compete against other Station. There are many other factors that local teams. need to be considered before making your 403rd AFSB Change of move. Here are some tips! Command Take care of your car The Army Material Command, (AMC) Owners of abandoned vehicles will be 403rd Army Field Support Brigade required to pay all towing expenses as well (AFSB) Would Like to Announce as any additional fines levied by the Korean ‘403rd Army Field Support Brigade’- government. Be sure to have the vehicle Change of Command Ceremony. The cleared through the Vehicle Registration location is at Camp Walker Kelly Field Office after you sell or junk it to avoid any (Kelly Gym: Inclement Weather) on extra fines. July 22 2009, at 10:00 a.m. Outgoing It is important to check and verify that Commander: Col. Andre Q. Fletcher, you don’t have any outstanding tickets Incoming Commander: Col. Barry several days before shipping your vehicle. Diehl. For more information, call 768- Copies of the tickets must be obtained and 7630. paid at a commercial bank. Once the tickets are cleared, the owners can then de-register Daegu Town Hall meeting their vehicles, turn in any license plates and USAG Daegu will hold a Town Hall take the vehicle to the vehicle processing meeting for the entire USAG Daegu center to be shipped out. Make sure that you are well prepared before you decide to PCS this season!— U.S. Army photo community on July 28. The Town Hall Get your children registered by Angela Klingsieck will take place in the Camp walker When PCSing in, take the incentive to get as well as tourist information. The packets be registered and micro-chipped through Chapel Fellowship Hall beginning at registration for school done as soon you’re able have maps of the military installations at the veterinary clinic. 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. to in order to have scheduling and enrollment your location and information regarding Those traveling out of Korea will have 19th ESC Commanding General Brig. processes take place as smoothly as possible. different organizations and activities for to pay close attention to their pet’s rabies Gen. Xavier Lobeto will give opening New children will need a current passport, the entire family. There are informational vaccination. The vaccination must be older remarks and USAG Commander Col. copies of their immunization record, a copy sections regarding safety and health than 30 days and it must be less than a year Terry Hodges will be there along of your orders, and their birth certificate in tips and regulations as well as lists that from when it expires when the pet travels. with virtually every Daegu service order to register. Any forms that need to be contain emergency and installation contact Pet reservations should be made on provider to answer your questions. filled out can be found at school. It is also information. your flight as soon as possible, as many You can also e-mail your questions in significant to notify the school of any special “Learning the culture and traditions of airlines act on a first come, first serve basis. advance to:USAGDaeguPAOStaff@ needs or programs that your child might need being in a foreign country or a host nation Cabin prices usually remain consistent for or by clicking on the to be accommodated with. is probably one of the most important things small animals. Larger animals, however, Contact Us link at the bottom of the Daegu American School will be having to research,” suggests relocation program must travel with cargo and costs can have Daegu web site. a new student orientation August 28. Here, manager at Daegu Garrison ACS, Joe extreme differences depending on the time high school students will be able to obtain Missildine. For more information, contact of the year that you fly. Many airlines have Register for Classes! their schedules and hear from club sponsors Missildine at 768-8130. a heat embargo for the summer season, This is Fall Session 1 2009. You can as well as the school counselors. All students What about Fluffy? which can cause airline prices soar for your register now open! If you want more and families will be welcome! Many of the animals found at Camp companion. To be on the safe side Triplett information, please contact Camp When departing, the school should be Walker’s adoption clinic are brought in as suggests that pet owners prepare anywhere Henry at 768-7857, fhenry@asia. notified of the PCS as soon as possible. This strays, but a greater number of them are from $500-1000 ahead of time – especially or Camp Carroll at 765- way any documents that are needed when drop-offs from families who were unable for larger animals. 7728, they leave can be collected and checked for to PCS with their pet. Sometimes families Additional research will also have to accuracy. simply can’t take their pet with them due to be done in order to learn of any extra Building Survey Notification “We’ve got websites such as schooldigger. animal restrictions at their new destinations. requirements that need to be met when Syncadd Systems, Inc will be com, and ‘Ask Aunt Peggy’. You can also look Other owners failed to prepare the finances traveling to your next station. The Fluorescent conducting a space and manpower up the military child education coalition site and medical documents for their pet’s trip. Antibody Virus Neutralization test, for survey of buildings on Camps Henry, and you can actually search for schools in the “Prepare, prepare, prepare! That’s the example, is required in Hawaii, Guam, as Walker, and Carroll until September neighborhood that you’re going into. You can most important piece of advice I could give well as several places in Europe. The FAVN 2009. They will be using a laser find out about their test scores, and you can anyone,” said Camp Walker Veterinary Clinic is provided at the clinic and costs $40. measuring device to record the find out about whether they made the No Administrative Clerk, Kimberly Triplett. A health certificate will be needed, dimensions of garrison facilities. They Child Left Behind standards and Adequate Triplett has seen many examples of regardless of whether you’re traveling in or will also be photographing building Yearly Progress. You can find out everything unprepared PCSing owners during her time out. Travel must be completed within ten exteriors, which has been approved – from teacher qualifications, to sports teams, working for the clinic. “We recommend that days of receiving the health certificate. by USAG Daegu. Please afford them to direct links to the actual school,” said if you travel or go back to the states – no If you are unable to take your pet with access to the facilities to complete Celeste Kimble, the education specialist and less than 90 days, prepare your pet. What you on your PCS it would be most ideal to this project. For information, call 768- summer transition helper to DAS. we’ve come across is that some people will find a home that you trust for the animal. 8760. Kimble is at the school five days a not realize that they have to have a rabies If you don’t immediately know of anyone week, form 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. shot, or realize that their rabies expired who could take in your pet, the second best We Want Your Stories No appointments are required. For more and they fly in 10 days! Then they have to thing would be to post ads at the PX, ask If you want to advertise any events or information, please contact the DAS understand that we can give them the shot, for help at your chapel, or put a want ad in information for the Area IV community registrar at 768-9501. but the pet will have to be quarantined at the paper. in the Morning Calm Weekly, please Check out ACS your own personal cost. Quarantine can be “If all else fails, then you’ll have to turn send an e-mail to Cpl. Park Kyung- Army Community Services gives a any where from between $10 to $50 a day them in for adoption. The turn-in fee is rock, newcomer’s orientation every four days at depending on the kind of dog you have – so, $50 – and that basically covers the dog for or 768-8070 for Camp Walker, Henry Yongsan Garrison in Seoul. You can also very expensive,” said Triplett. any expense while they’re here,” explained and George and contact Cpl. Lee collect informational packets at the ACS Pets coming into Korea are required to Triplett. Dodam, center on Camp Henry. The ACS packets have a vaccine for rabies (Distemper shots The Camp Walker Veterinary Clinic is for Camp Carroll. contain booklets and brochures offering and vaccinations against Bordetella are also open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information on aspects of Korean culture highly recommended for dogs) and should more information, call 764-4858.
  • JULY 17, 2009 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 27 ESC Soldiers enjoy liberty in Busan Pets at the adoption center need homes By Angela Klingsieck & Christopher Miller USAG-Daegu Public Affairs CAMP WALKER — The excited barks and pitter-pattering of small paws echoed throughout the kennel area of Camp Walker’s new Veterinary Clinic on a recent Friday afternoon. The three dogs currently residing in the area look and act nothing alike. Little Benji, a male Shih Tzu, is more interestedSoldiers from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command enjoy their boat ride in the shark tank in greeting visitors to the kennel whileat the Busan Aquarium, July 2. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Lee, Jun Ho Sparky, an energetic Pomeranian mix, triesBy Pvt. Lee, Jun Ho about each others to encourage their lives to persuade him through playful nudges19th ESC Public Affairs while in the company.” and nibbles to engage in a chasing game. After a two-hour drive from Camp Furry Maltese Sassy, the only female of the Benji(left), a 2 year old Shih Tzu, and Sparky, a 1 BUSAN — Before the 4th of July Walker Commissary by buses, the tour of lot, prefers to snuggle in the lap of her new year old Pomeranian mix, happily play togetherfour-day weekend, Soldiers from the 19th the party started with the visit to the Busan human friends. This friendly trio, despite at Camp Walker’s adoption center. — U.S. ArmyExpeditionary Sustainment Command, Aquarium, which is the biggest aquarium all of their differences, is actually quite photo by Christopher MillerHeadquarters and Headquarters Company in the country. Various species from the sea connected to each other in one aspect. Theyenjoyed their visit to the Haeundae Beach with diverse colors and shapes were enough all are in need of a loving home. the administrative clerk at the Camp Walkerin Busan, which is the second largest city in to astound the Soldiers. Many animals have drifted in and out Vet Clinic. The animals are never put downKorea, July 2. “I liked the jellyfishes and turtles most. of the adoption center since the new clinic unless they have health issues or personality Busan is not only famous as a sight-seeing They were very interesting.” Pfc. Kim, Ju opened last March. Benji, Sparky and Sassy disorders that would prevent them fromcity but also as a large city of heavy industry Sang, G-4, 19th ESC said. Unusual oceanic are three of the five animals currently waiting being adopted.and ship-building. It has been the main city lives ranging from sturgeons to sea dragons for a new family. Also residing at the clinic The pets live on the dog food and moneyof the south part of Korea for centuries. were in the aquariums. is Kimbap, a two year old female cat, and donated to the veterinary clinic. Pet toys,The Busan port leads in the shipment of After the tour through the underground 8-week old Cody, a Chihuahua mix puppy. dog food and any monetary gifts are greatlyequipment and people to and from the aquarium, the Soldiers spent the remainder The animals found at the adoption center are appreciated and can be simply dropped offKorean peninsula. Busan has grown as of their afternoon on the beach. generally either strays or PCS drop-offs. at the clinic. Contact the adoption centera city of economy, politics, culture and “It was my first trip to Busan. I liked how Strays found and brought to the clinic to see what type of pet food is right fordiplomacy until now. the buildings and roads are organized and are held for 72 hours if they are not micro- their animals. “The purpose of the trip was all about built up. The scenery of the Haeundae Beach chipped. If they are not claimed by the end Any animal lovers who are interested inthe morale of the Soldiers.” said Master Sgt. and Hotels were beautiful,” said Kim. “To of this time they become property of the volunteering can register through the RedMichael W. Dent, G-3, 19th ESC, who tell the truth, I didn’t expect to see something U.S. government and are then vaccinated Cross to help out at the clinic.scheduled and organized the Company very interesting throughout this trip,” Kim and tested for heartworms. The Area IV section of the Morningtrip. “My expectation was to give our unit continued. “But I was wrong; I enjoyed “We put the animals in situations where Calm will now feature one of the homelessmembers the break time from everyday seafood lunch and had a great time at the we can test to see if they have aggression or pets every first Friday of the month. Lookworks and an opportunity to learn more beach with other Soldiers.” He added. personality issues,” said Kimberly Triplett, for the next feature Aug. 7!
  • USAG-D • PAGE 28 AREA IV THE MORNING CALM AREA IV Job Opportunities ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER VACANCY GRADE LOCATION CLOSE DATE APF US CITIZEN POSITIONS Camps Henry, Walker , George KOEZ09096461 Supv Housing Spec YC-2 DPW, Housing August 7 Camp Carroll KOEZ09565315 Training Specialist GS-9 TSAK July 20 NAF US CITIZEN POSITION Camps Henry, Walker , George SA-09-0798T Materials Handler KWB-4 DeCA July 22 NAF KN & 3RD COUNTRY FAMILY MEMBER POSITIONS SN-09-0239T Automotive Mechanic KWB-5 DFMWR, Auto Crafts July 20 CONTRACTOR Camps Henry, Walker , George 30817 Victim Advocate Coordinator N/A SERCO July 20 30914 Part-Time ACAP Counselor N/A SERCO July 24 For more information, contact Employment Readiness Program Manager, Steven Wegley at 768-7951 Notice of Area IV Road & Gate Closure The following Gates will be closed for Maintenance, Safety and Repair Work • • Camp Walker Gate #6 will be closed from 8 a.m. July 18 – 7 p.m. July 19Please note that there will only be one Gate open per Installation while the work is done. So please plan accordinglyas 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 at764-4106 or 010-9261-2006, or email:
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