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  1. 1. The latest news from the Army in Korea is available online at: 8, 2013 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea Volume 11, Issue 19 ‘CHEF Night’: By Pfc. Jung Ji-hoon Yongsan provided an opportunity for its service members to get a fine dinner at R&R A feast for the eyes Bar and Grill, Feb. 28. As a part of offering a quality of life sincere service members, the garrison has been hosting this event quar- terly. The dinner included a four course meal including an appetizer and desert, a door prize drawing, and a welcome speech to all the participants. R&R Bar and Grill and garrison MWR have been running this dinner event as a collaboration project, quarterly since last year, and plan to make it an ongoing cus- tom. “The purpose of this event is to let the service members know we recognize their efforts,” said Ron Buss, the garrison’s busi- ness operations manager for MWR. “We bring in chefs from outside the garrison, who are very highly rated people. The meals they provide cost hundreds of dollars, and our service members are getting them for a fair price here. I hope that this fact willAttendees of the Chefs’ Night Around the World dinner party enjoy the meal at R & R Bar and Grill, Feb. 28. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jung Ji-hoon) See “Chef,” on page 9Yongsan rewards volunteers By Pfc. Jung Ji-hoon expense. By showing these kinds of sincer- ity, Sandoval became an advocate for the swimmers and role model for volunteers. Yongsan Volunteers recognized for in- By awarding people like Sandoval,spiring service Army Community Service intends to pro- Yongsan awarded its community mem- mote what volunteer work can bring to anbers who volunteered for various tasks at individual and the garrison; gaining expe-the Army Community Service building, rience and meeting new people, while en-March. 4. hancing the garrison with hospitality and Many volunteers received awards this, but the biggest prize was for Katie “Our total purpose was to let peopleSandoval, the former head coach for Yong- know that someone is looking at whatsan barracudas swimming team. they are doing for the garrison,” said Kim- “It feels really good to be recognized,” berly Moore, the Army volunteer corpsSandoval said. “And I feel inspired, with coordinator for Yongsan. “There are a lotall the support that I received from my of awardees who dedicate their time andcoworkers, to find out that my effort has effort, and we thought we should be theactually made a positive change for the ones who recognize and appreciate So I think that this ceremony In addition, I believe this ceremony mo-is important because it makes people real- tivates the people who are already volun-ize how important they are.” teering, and those who plan to do so.” Katie Sandoval was nominated for her Volunteers can be recommended forservice as a swim team head coach. During nomination by any member of the Yong-her volunteer work, she donated 210 hours san community, and will be nominatedfor 14 weeks. Also, Sandoval used taxi ser- after an evaluation of their position and Katie Sandoval, the grand prize winner of the Volunteer of the Quarter Ceremony, takes photo with Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel L. Willing, her husband, and coworkers, from left to right,vice in order to go to her office, at private hours of operation. x here, March 4. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jung Ji-hoon) GARRISONS U.S., ROK ‘Ambassadors’Inside Cmd. Perspective P02 talk money grade MP Blotter P02 USAG Red Cloud P04 near DMZ Yongsan USAG Casey P04 USAG Yongsan P07 See See USAG Humphreys P15 PAGE 8 PAGE 9 USAG Daegu P21 Feature Page P12
  2. 2. NEWS • PAGE MORNING CALM THE MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Published by The United States Army Garrison Humphreys Public Affairs Office in coordination with USAG Red Cloud, USAG Yongsan and USAG Daegu Public Affairs Offices USAG RED CLOUD Commander: Col. John M. Scott Senior Army leaders discuss sequestration Writer/Editor: Franklin Fisher Public Affairs NCOIC: Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth Staff Writer: Pfc. Lee Seong-su USAG YONGSAN Commander: Col. Michael E. Masley Public Affairs Officer: Mark Abueg Command Information Officer: Nikki Maxwell Writer/Editor: Sgt. Kevin Frazier Staff Writers: Cpl. Lee Hyo-kang, Pfc. Lim Hong-seo, To the Soldiers, Civilians and Washington is on the fiscal situation also bring particular hardship to our Pfc. Jung Ji-hoon Leaders of the U.S. Army, and the difficult decisions that will Civilian workforce. As you are aware, sequestration shape our force into the future, we We will share information through USAG HUMPHREYS Commander: Col. Darin S. Conkright went into effect on Friday, March 1st. need you to remain focused on the official Army channels on the impacts Public Affairs Officer: Edward N. Johnson Over the past several years, we fundamentals: develop your Soldiers, of sequestration as soon as it becomes Command Information Officer: Steven Hoover have faced a lack of predictability Civilians and our future Army leaders; available. You can also expect your Staff Writer: Pfc. Ma Jae-sang and flexibility in our budget cycle conduct tough, realistic mission- Army leadership to visit major USAG DAEGU and a series of cuts. This fiscal year focused training; maintain and installations in the months ahead Commander: Col. Kathleen A. Gavle alone, we face the potential of at account for your equipment; be good to facilitate a dialogue and listen Public Affairs Officer: Philip Molter least an $18 billion dollar shortfall stewards of your resources; and sustain to your concerns and those of your Command Information Officer: Mary Grimes Staff Writers: Sgt. Jeong Hyuk-soo, in our Operations and Maintenance the high level of esprit de corps in your Family members. Pfc. Chin Hyun-joon accounts, due to the combined impacts organization. Our top priority is to Our current fiscal situation is Intern: Lee Seung-bin, Nam Young-ho, Lee Eun-byul of sequestration, the continuing ensure that our forces defending the challenging, but we must approach resolution and contingency funding. homeland, those in Afghanistan and this as an opportunity to demonstrate, This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for These are the funds that allow us Korea, and those next to deploy and once again, our commitment to members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Morning Calm are not necessarily official views to support operations, maintain rotate into theater, have the resources selfless service and our profession. of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department readiness and pay our civilian required to execute their missions. Our Army will always remain, in every of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of workforce. We also recognize that along with respect, the Strength of the Nation. U.S. Army Garrisons in Korea. Circulation: 9,500 While our attention here in risks to readiness, sequestration will Army Strong! Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the Raymond F. Chandler III Raymond T. Odierno John M. McHugh products or services advertised. Everything advertised Sergeant Major of the Army General, United States Army Secretary of the Army in this publication shall be made available for purchase, Chief of Staff use or patronage without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation of the equal opportunity policy is corrected. Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising Telephone: DSN 315-738-5005 Fax: (02) 790-5795 E-mail: Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Phone: DSN 738-4068 Submitting stories or photos to The Morning Calm Send your Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, story submissions, photos and other items to: MorningCalmWeekly@korea. All items are subject to editing for content and to insure they conform with DoD guidelines. The Morning Calm Online Edition:
  3. 3. USAG-RC • PAGE 4 USAG RED CLOUD THE MORNING CALMSome of the hundreds of thousands who attended the August 1963 March on Washington, perhaps best known for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and largelycredited with leading to passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. February was National African American Heritage Month, which Area I marked with a celebration featuringa series of ethnically diverse speakers. This year’s national theme was “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality – The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.”Area I marks Black History MonthSpeakers recount challenges, opportunities, in ethnically diverse AmericaBy Franklin Fisher One of the speakers, Jessica Santana, “I can truly say that my parents have Substance Abuse Program, told was 18 when her parents moved from given me the ultimate gift, the ability growing up in rural poverty in a family Ecuador to the United States. of freedom of speech, education, and of 11 children, and of being unable to CAMP RED CLOUD – The U.S. “My father’s goal was to see his equality,” said Spears. “Some of which speak until age 16.Army in Area I marked this year’s daughters become successful and I would not have had if I would have “My life’s trials caused me studyNational African American Heritage independent,” she said. stayed in Africa.” hard, to work even harder…Every oneMonth with a Feb. 26 gathering Santana served nearly eight years Yun Heo, director of the garrison’s of my trials made me who I am today.”that highlighted the challenges and as a U.S. Soldier and now works as Directorate of Public Works, came to In presenting a series of speakersopportunities of America’s ethnically supervisory budget analyst with USAG the U.S. from South Korea at age 12. rather than just one this year,diverse society. Red Cloud’s and Area I’s Resource He was sometimes subjected to organizers of the celebration sought An audience of more than 140 Management Office. slurs on his Asian ethnicity, some of to reflect the diversity of today’sSoldiers and civilians in the post “I represent the diversity of which them from a white wrestling opponent Army, said Beverly Poole, director oftheater heard first-hand accounts of our country the United States of who refused to shake his hand at the the garrison’s Resource Managementhow open-mindedness, hard work and America is made of,” she said. start of a match. Office. Poole was the guest speaker.perseverance overcame various forms Scott Knowles, the garrison’s acting Undeterred, he went on to graduate “What it drove home,” she said later,of hardship, including, for some, racial safety manager, is a white American from the Virginia Military Institute and “is that no matter what your backgroundantagonism. who grew up in the segregated South. served as a U.S. Air Force officer before is, we all share some of the same struggles, National African American He saw crosses burning in his starting his current civilian career. some of the goals, and there’s nothingHeritage Month, also known as Black hometown and blacks restricted to “Nothing comes free in life,” he said. really that separates us and we shouldn’tHistory Month, is observed every riding in the back of buses. “But America gives you the basic be divided by the color of our skins.”February. This year’s theme was “At the Later, when his work took him to opportunities...” A video of the entire event isCrossroads of Freedom and Equality – Hawaii, he was surprised that some Sandra Knight, prevention available online at http://www.The Emancipation Proclamation and local residents of Asian ancestry were coordinator at the garrison’s Army xthe March on Washington, 1963.” unfriendly because he was white. “I wasn’t sure what to make of it and thought, ‘So this is what it feels like to be a minority?’ “For the first time, I began to understand the difficulties that minorities have to deal with.” Sgt. 1st Class Esther Spears moved to the U.S. from Sierra Leone at age four. She’s now security sergeant-in- charge with the garrison’s Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. Her father’s expectations that America was a place of opportunityAt Camp Red Cloud Feb. 26, Beverly proved true, she said.Poole of the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud “I remember him telling me thatand Area I, makes remarks during an this is the place that I will be allowed During the August 1963 March on Washington, demonstrators bearing placards marchobservance of this year’s National African to go to school and become a strong behind some of the key figures of the Civil Rights Movement. The event was a peacefulAmerican Heritage Month. – U.S. Army individual in a society where my and racially diverse demonstration that drew hundreds of thousands from acrossphoto by Pfc. Lee Seong-su opinions will be heard... America in a call for an end to racial segregation and discrimination.
  4. 4. MARCH 8, 2013 USAG RED CLOUD USAG-RC • PAGE 5 DFAC News & Notesreopens Casey Commissary Closed The Camp Casey Commissary will be closed March 12 forwith new replacement of shelving and to add more merchandise throughout the store. It will reopen March 13. For morename information, call 730-4451. Sexual Assault Awareness Art ContestBy Staff Sgt. Kyle J. Richardson Army Community Service1st ABCT Public Affairs will observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April CAMP HOVEY – As the grill heats with an art contest reflectingup, premium steaks are laid down for the experiences of survivors ofeagerly waiting Soldiers. The sizzling sexual assault. Submissions ofmeat creates a familiar sound for some poetry and art will be acceptedwaiting patrons. Aroma from the through March 13, and may besteaks fills the kitchen and spreads made anonymously. The top 15throughout the dining facility. entries will be displayed during Hungry Soldiers line up outside the Sexual Assault Awarenessdining facility, waiting eagerly for its Month activities at various Areagrand reopening under a new name, I installations. The contest isthe Iron Cafe. limited to those 18 and older. It’s now the post’s only dining facility Entries may be brought to Caseyfollowing a recent consolidation with ACS, bldg. 2451, or e-mailed toa second facility, said Sgt. 1st Class Mackey, a food service advisor Pvt. Krystal Gonzalez, a food service specialist with the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, For details on entry requirementswith the 2nd Infantry Division’s 1st 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, checks on a row of hot dogs during the reopening and other information, call 730-Armored Brigade Combat Team. ceremony of the newly named Iron Café. The consolidation of the two dining facility allows 3494 or 730-3107. “Consolidating the two DFACs more Soldiers per meal in the DFAC. – U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Kwon Yong-joonallowed us to provide better service Spouse’s Tour of Dongducheonand a higher quality of food to “The consolidation was a good move while giving us a little more time A free tour of Dongducheonthe Iron Team Soldiers and other for everyone. It allows us to provide a to be creative,” said Spc. Annabelle for military spouses is scheduledpatrons throughout Area I,” Mackey higher quality of service to thousands Hallenbeck, a food service specialist for March 15 from 9:30 a.m. – 4said. of Soldiers daily. from the 1st Battalion, 15th Field p.m., on a first-come, first-served Coming together under one roof “If we don’t cater to our Soldiers Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored basis. The tour will include stopsallowed more staff to work each shift, then they will waste their money Brigade Combat Team. at a museum, local communitycreating opportunities to serve more off-post on a less quality of food and “We have a few regular cakes behind center, and market, and affordspatrons per meal. service,” he said. the glass right now but that’s nothing; a chance to learn more about “Before, when we were operating At the opening, the café chefs drew there are Soldiers in the kitchen right Korean culture and etiquette.with two DFACs, we saw a few hundred on a few of their trade secrets to serve now making a red velvet cake from A bus departs the Camp CaseySoldiers per meal, but the lines were up a four-star meal. scratch. We’re definitely prepared to Community Activity Center,long and both DFAC staffs and all shifts “Having extra hands in the pot bring some good home cooking to the bldg. 2236, at 9:30 a.m. Lunch iswere stretched thin,” said Mackey. will help to increase our productivity Soldiers on Camp Hovey.” x provided. For more information, call 730-4601. Area I holds town hall meeting Newcomers’ Orientation An orientation for Soldiers, spouses and civilians who are newcomers to Area I is scheduled for March 18 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Army Community Service classroom in bldg. 2451 at Camp Casey. The orientation will cover, among other topics, medical services, commissary and other on-post shopping, ration control and black marketing, SOFA status and visa requirements, Korean culture and customs. For more information, call 730-3107. Spring Term Enrollment Enrollment for the Spring 2 term is now open for Central Texas College and University of Maryland University College. Classes for CTC begin March 18; for UMUC they begin March 25. Those interested can visit their local post education center or call CTC at 732-7268 or UMUC at 732- 7134. Driver Testing on Camp Red Cloud U.S. Forces Korea driver testing is now available Wednesdays on At the Camp Red Cloud Theater Feb. 28, Col. John M. Scott, Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I, briefs the Camp Red Cloud in building 57. audience on plans to cope with federal budget cuts during a regularly scheduled town hall meeting. Besides budget matters, For more information, call 730- officials updated the audience on many other community issues, including medical, educational and recreational services, among 2275 or send e-mail. others. – U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lee Seong-su
  5. 5. USAG-Y • PAGE 7 USAG YONGSAN THE MORNING CALMU.S., ROK soldiers discuss pay near DMZBy 1st Lt. Chummie Recel176th, Company Operations Officer On Jan. 28, Major Adam J. Points,company commander of the 176th Fi-nancial Management Support Unit, andnine U.S. Army finance officers from theunit, traveled from Seoul to the Republicof Korea’s famed 12th Infantry Division,Eulji Unit, based in the mountainousregion of Gangwon-do near the MilitaryDemarcation Line. First they visited the division’s financeoffice, where three female ROK officersescorted them to a conference room.The U.S. officers were seated at a confer-ence table and served rice cake refresh-ments. A few division soldiers gatheredoutside the conference room to welcomethe U.S. officers. Throughout the visit, adivision soldier took photographs of theU.S. officers visiting with their Koreancounterparts. The U.S. officers broughttheir senior KATUSA with them for anynecessary translations. While the U.S. Officers enjoyed theirrefreshments, they asked the divisioncaptain and lieutenants some finance-related questions. The U.S. Officerslearned that only electronic disburse-ments were made for military paymentsand contracts. An exception was thecash payments made to the division U.S. Soldiers from the 176th Financial Management Support Unit, commanded by Maj. Adam Points (Front, left-center) met with thecommander from the division’s local Commanding General of the 12th ROK Infantry Division, Maj. Gen. Jang (Front center), and his ROK Army finance team near Gangwon-do Korea. The meeting was a friendly meeting to discuss the finance capabilities of each country. (Courtesy photo)checking account. That account hasa similar function to a U.S. Army unit’s the officers entered the division com- awarded Kim with the flag of the 176th sive outside as statues of certain histori-Morale, Welfare and Recreation fund. mander’s conference room, where they FMSU, encased in a commemorative cal figures from the Korean War were on The U.S. soldiers also learned that were seated at a v-shaped conference plaque. Then, the U.S. officers and their display. The division soldiers assigned toeach brigade has a “sergeant first class” table. The division’s Col. Shin walked in, Korean counterparts posed for a group the exhibition explained the history be-who processes the KATUSA soldiers’ greeted the U.S. officers, and gave them photograph. hind the historical; there is a 10 percent pay incentive a brief overview of the unit. The U.S. of- Lee and the division soldiers treated For the final event of the day, the U.S.for being in a hazardous duty area; a cap- ficers learned the division soldiers’ mis- the U.S. officers to a Korean lunch of cold officers were escorted to the nearby 4thtain earns more than a major in a haz- sion to protect the area from North Ko- noodle soup and pork. The communica- Infiltration Tunnel, from which pointardous duty area, because a captain goes reans extended more than 10,000 meters tion between both parties was clear, ami- photography was banned. The groupto the field while the major stays in the above ground. Next, a professional video cable, and informative. Then the group walked 300 meters inside a well-lit andoffice; and soldiers can get a housing al- with English narration explained the his- traveled to the nearby Security Exhibi- spacious tunnel which intersected withlowance and pay their security deposits tory of the 12th ID, their role in the Ko- tion as a prerequisite to visiting the 4th the infiltration tunnel, which holds rail-back through electronic payments from rean War, and their current mission. Infiltration Tunnel. road tracks and a train. The railroad istheir personal checking account to the Afterward, MG Kim, the Division The Security Exhibition included an inoperable and the North Koreans havegovernment. Commander and the Chief of Staff of impressive three-dimensional terrain barricaded one side of this tunnel using In the middle of the discussion, the the Finance Office, met the U.S. officers, model of the vicinity and the surround- explosives. U.S. officers took the oppor-division’s Major Lee entered the confer- gave a brief overview of the unit, and ing areas; a timeline and pictures of the tunity to look up the thin bore hole onence room. After a few more questions, presented each officer a coin for pro- Korean War; and authentic uniforms the low ceiling of the infiltration tunnel,gifts of Korean tea leaves and a package of moting cooperation between U.S. and and weapons used during the war. The before returning to the surface, and end-Starbucks coffee were exchanged. Then division soldiers. In exchange, Points Security Exhibition was equally impres- ing their visit. xHospital improves patient safety awarenessBy Mark Finley motional materials within their orga- booth located in the main lobby of the and conscientious collaboration be-BAACH, Patient Safety Manager nizations, creating awareness in the hospital to obtain educational mate- tween health care organizations, pro- community, and utilizing NPSF edu- rial and watch the audio-visual pre- viders, and beneficiaries, regardless of YONGSAN GARRISON -- The cational resources with hospital staff. sentations. their current state of health.”Brian Allgood Army Community Hos- Patient Safety Awareness Week will Patient Safety is an evidence-based She added that the week is intendedpital (BAACH ) is participating in the be recognized March 3-9, 2013. This clinical and managerial program we to imprint an indelible statement that2013 Patient Safety Awareness Week year’s theme, Patient Safety 7/365, leverage to improve wellness and efforts toward patient safety must becampaign, Patient Safety 7/365, to en- highlights the need for everyone to readiness in our Service members and collaborative and that we must nevercourage the involvement of patients, understand the importance of focus- beneficiaries on the Korean Peninsula. be satisfied with the status quo.families, health care providers and the ing on patient safety year-round. The These principles are the foundation of NPSF encourages creative collabo-public. seven day campaign is also a good time our vision; “Trusted partners improv- ration among provider groups, patient Patient Safety Awareness Week is an to recognize the range of work being ing community health and wellness.” advocates, and other community or-annual education and awareness cam- done in BAACH to improve health care “Patient Safety 7/365 reminds us ganizations to help patients and con-paign for health care safety created by safety. that providing safe patient care re- sumers understand how they can par-the National Patient Safety Founda- BAACH will engage staff, patients, quires a constant and valiant effort, ticipate to be part of the solution.tion (NPSF) in 2002. Each year, health and the community through educa- 365 days a year,” said Patricia A. Mc- For additional information on Pa-care organizations around the world tional and awareness-building activi- Gaffigan, RN, MS, interim president, tient Safety Awareness Week, pleasetake part in the event by prominently ties specific to patient safety. We en- National Patient Safety Foundation. contact Mark Finley at 737-6123 ordisplaying the campaign logo and pro- courage the public to visit our display “The week encourages a sustainable x
  6. 6. March 8, 2013 USAG YONGSAN USAG-Y • PAGE 8 O News & Notes USAG Yongsan’s Official Website Check out what’s hot and stay in the know with information straight from the source. Visit and bookmark USAG Yongsan’s official website at http://yongsan. and you’ll find the latest news, photos, and lots of other Community information. Primary Care Appointment Need a primary appointment at the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital? The USAMEDDAC-K Central Appointment lines has changed the hours of operation. You may now call between Monday-FridayFour groups of community members discuss current issues and assess services provided by Yongsan Garrison, during the first community (0700-1800) to make a PRIMARYsymposium in Yongsan, Feb. 13. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Lee Hyo-kang) CARE appointment . Just dial DSN 737-CARE (2273).‘Ambassadors’ grade Yongsan Telephone Prefix 05033 Replaces 0505 Telephone prefix 05033 nowBy Cpl. Lee Hyo-kang to Army programs and services in area Plan Conference. replaces telephone prefix 0505 II,” said Kimberly Moore, Army Volun- “Ambassadors discussed and evaluat- of Dec. 1, 2012 on all U.S. Army teer Corps Coordinator program man- ed Area Score Cards to identify programs posts throughout South Korea YONGSAN GARRISON — U.S. ager for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan’s and services that are highly/under- when dialing from a commercialArmy Garrison Yongsan community Army Community Service. “The intent utilized, programs/services that need telephone line into the Defensemembers gathered for a community of the CCAS is to facilitate and encour- improvement and programs/services Switch Network (DSN). Air Forcesymposium and volunteered to be am- age dialogue between Command and which are up to standard,” Moore said. and Navy bases will not be affectedbassadors in order to assess and improve Community Ambassadors to discuss On Feb. 22, garrisons’ senior rank- by the prefix change. The newtheir living environment in Korea, Feb. Family/Soldier Programs in their area.” ing officer and garrison commander will prefix works by dialing 05033 and13. The CCAS was divided into four have a CCAS out brief with Gen. John D. the last six digits of a DSN line. The Commander and Community different groups with at least one ACS Johnson, commander of Eighth Army,Assessment Symposium (CCAS)’s objec- employee in each group. Each group reporting the results of community as- Bicycle Registrationtive was to discuss issues in Area II. The was provided with an Area Score Card sessment and discussing solutions. Bicycle Registration services areparticipants included service members, summarizing Area II services and or- After the CCAS out brief, the Garrison now offered at the MP Station,families and civilians of the community. ganizations and discussed some of will put this topic on their next town hall Bldg 1397. ALL bicycles ridden “This meeting promotes discussion of the issues that were prioritized at the meeting within 60 days of the CCAS out on USAG Yongsan are requiredArmy quality of life issues as they relate USAG Yongsan Army Family Action brief. x to be registered! Please use theCHEF: continued from page 1 following instructions when registering a bicycle: Requirements to register a bicycle:inspire our service members and let them had to put a lot of effort in to synchronize staffs, attendees of the dinner seemed to - Make/Modeljust see that someone does care about the schedule. enjoy both the food and service provided. - Body Type (Male / Female)their service towards the garrison.” “It was not an easy job, I would say,” “I loved tonight. It was truly a great ex- - Color According to Buss, the chefs who vol- said Jacob Kim, business manager of R&R perience for me,” said Sgt. Rivera Angel, - Serial Numberunteered for the event are well known for Bar and Grill. “We wanted to make sure a human resource sergeant. “I was able Requirements to ride a bicycle ontheir quality. Wayne Golding, the chief that as many people as possible can come to share time with my coworkers and the Yongsan:chef of the night works for the Grand here, so we had to modify the schedule a food and service was great too. It’s defi- - Bike HelmetAmbassador hotel. lot. In addition, because the event uses nitely not something you can have every - Reflective vest In order to make the event available the main dining room, the whole setup day. Plus, I think this kind of event makes Reminder: The use of earfor everybody, the R&R Bar and Grill staff had to be done again.” the bond between the service members phones while riding a bicycle ismembers and MWR service members As a result of all efforts made by the stronger.” x prohibited. For more information, call DSN 724-3004 or email Heating Season Reminders As part of our energy conservation efforts, the garrison has installed timers/ programmable thermostats in our buildings. Administrative buildings are heated from 0600 to 1700 to a temperature of 68F. After duty hours the temperature is reduced to 55F to conserve energy. If you need assistance please call the Service Order desk, DSN 724-3360. For a complete list of community information news and notes, visit the USAG Yongsan official website at
  7. 7. PAGE CHAPLAIN THE MORNING CALM Area I Worship Schedule Area II Worship Schedule Area III Worship Schedule Area IV Worship ScheduleCollective Protestant Liturgical Sunday 9:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel Collective Traditional DaeguSunday 11 a.m. Stanley Chapel Traditional Sunday 9:30 a.m. Brian Allgood Hospital Sunday 11 a.m. Freedom ChapelSunday 11 a.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Contemporary Sunday 9 a.m. South Post Chapel SundaySunday 4 p.m. Hovey Chapel Sunday 10:30 a.m. K-16 Chapel Spanish 1 p.m. Freedom Chapel General Protestant 9 a.m. Henry TheaterSunday 9:30 a.m. West Casey Chapel Sunday 11 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel Catholic Mass 10:30 a.m. Daegu High School Nondenominational Chapel Next 5 p.m. Freedom Chapel Gospel 11:30 a.m. Henry Theater Sunday 11 a.m. South Post Chapel Church of Christ 4:40 p.m. Walker Chapel AnnexLiturgical Protestant Gospel Sunday 1 p.m. South Post Chapel Korean Worship Wed 7 p.m. Freedom Chapel Contemporary 6 p.m. Walker Chapel OfficeSunday 11 a.m. Stone Chapel Korea Women Bible Study Tue, 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel Mision Pentecostal Hispana Tuesday Sunday 2:30 p.m. Hannam Village Chapel KATUSA Bible Study 6 p.m. Freedom Chapel KWBS 10:30 a.m. Walker Chapel AnnexGospel PWOC Bible Study Wed 6:30 p.m. Freedom Chapel KATUSA Service 6 p.m. Walker Chapel AnnexSunday 10:15 a.m. Memorial Chapel United Pentecostal Sunday 1 p.m. Memorial Chapel Spanish Bible Study Thur,7 p.m. Freedom Chapel Wednesday PWOC 10 a.m. Walker Chapel Annex Catholic MassCOGIC KATUSA Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel LDS Youth 6:50 p.m. Walker Chapel Annex Sunday 9 a.m. Freedom ChapelSunday 12:30 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel M, W, T, F 11:45 a.m. Freedom Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist Friday Saturday 9:30 a.m. Brian Allgood Hospital Youth Ministry 6:30 p.m. Walker Chapel Office Religious education Sun 10 a.m., Freedom ChapelKATUSA LDS 6:30 p.m. Walker Chapel Annex Tue 6 p.m.Sunday 7 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Episcopal Sunday 11 a.m. Brian Allgood HospitalTuesday 6:30 p.m. Stone Chapel MCCW 3rd Th 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel Camp Carroll Catholic Services PWOC Wed 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel Sunday Catholic Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel PMOC 2nd Sat 8:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel General Protestant 10 a.m. Camp Carroll ChapelCatholic Services/Mass Sunday 8 a.m. Memorial Chapel Catholic Mass 11:40 a.m. Camp Carroll ChapelSunday 9 a.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Sunday 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel Youth of the Garrison Friday 6:30 p.m. CAC Rec AnnexSunday 11:30 a.m. West Casey Chapel M, W, T, F 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel Tuesday 1st Sat. 9 a.m. Memorial Chapel KATUSA Service 6 p.m. Camp Carroll Chapel Jewish Friday 7 p.m. South Post Chapel Latter-day Saints worship POC: Latter-day Saints worship POC: Latter-day Saints worship POC: Latter-day Saints worship POC: Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contactArea I and USAG Red Cloud Chaplains Area II and USAG Yongsan Chaplains Area III and USAG Humphreys Chaplains Area IV and USAG Daegu ChaplainsChaplain (Lt. Col.) Suk Jong Lee: Chaplain (Maj.) Robert E. Marsi: Chaplain (Maj.) Ricky A. Way: Chaplain (Maj.) Charlie, 732-6169, 738-3009 754-7274, 764-4192Chaplain (Maj.) Alfred Grondski: Chaplain (Maj.) Michael Frailey Chaplain (Capt.) Michael Roberts Chaplain (Maj.) Paul, 732-6016, 738-3058, 754-7042, 764-5455 PAID ADVERTISING - HALF PAGE
  8. 8. PAGE FEATURE THE MORNING CALMTourists flock to VictoriaPeak for a panoramicview of Hong Kong’sskyscrapers andVictoria Harbor. Thepeak can be reached bybus or tram – U.S. Armyphoto by Sgt. 1st ClassJeff TrothPearl of Orient embraces past, present By Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth people call Hong Kong home, with highlights more than 100 years of millions of tourists annually – 20 Hong Kong cinematic history. Most million in 2011 alone, for example. Americans will not recognize the HONG KONG – Ever since Ronald Some come to worship at one of the majority of the scores of celebrities Reagan flew into Hong Kong in more than 360 temples scattered who have their star on the promenade. the movie of the same name in 1951 throughout Hong Kong, while others But don’t forget to Americans have wanted to visit where come to shop. If your bank account have your picture East meets West. While stationed in only allows you to window shop at taken next to Korea it is a short four-hour flight to Tiffany’s or Ferrari, there are plenty of Jackie Chan’s, the former British colony. places for those on a budget. Jet Li’s or Wandering around Hong Kong Head to the southeastern side of Bruce Lee’s one can see the many influences and Hong Kong Island and visit Stanley. star. contradictions that have shaped this Their market has a wide variety of goods A n d Pearl of the Orient. Eight hundred- from purses and T-shirts to artwork no visit is year-old temples sit in the shadows of and brass dragon door knockers at complete to high-rise apartment buildings. On one reasonable prices. Colonial life is still Hong Kong or street you can buy a Tiffany diamond visible here, as you can purchase a to the Walk necklace or a Ferrari 458 Spider, while scarf with a British flag imprinted on of Stars two blocks away farmers sell their it, or grab a pint of beer to wash down without produce and butchers in curbside your fish & chips. p o s i n g booths are ready to chop you a cut of For a fantastic view of Hong Kong next to meat. and Victoria Harbor, head to the top Bruce Lee’s Hong Kong had been under British of Victoria Peak. For a broad view of statue. x colonial rule for more than 150 years the city’s skyline, take a walk along but returned to Chinese sovereignty in the harbor’s western side at night for 1997. It’s a special administrative region the Symphony of Lights. More than 40Victoria Park offers a refuge from the of China, is a limited democracy with a skyscrapers “perform” in a multimediacity’s hustle and bustle and provides a high degree of autonomy, and retains a extravaganza of lights and laser beams.serene place to practice tai chi. – U.S. free market economy. After the light show you can walkArmy photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth Today, more than seven million along the Avenue of Stars, whichJumbo Kingdom is a “must see” landmark in Hong Kong’s Aberdeen Harbour. The floating restaurantboasts that more than 30 million visitors have stepped aboard the Kingdom since it opened in 1976. A Shoppers take advantage of the inexpensive prices at one of Hongfree shuttle ferry will get you from shore to ship. – U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth Kong’s night markets. – U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth
  9. 9. March 8, 2013 USAG HUMPHREYS USAG-H • PAGE 15 News & Notes Changes Coming At Tommy D’s A new name in casual dining is Tax Center off to successful start By Capt. Pearl J. Kim making its way to Camp Hum- USAG Humphreys Tax Center phreys. Starting March 11, Tommy D’s will be known as “The Flight- CAMP HUMPHREYS – The U.S. line Bar and Grill,” serving break- Army Garrison Humphreys Tax Center fast and lunch buffets seven days is off to a successful start, having pro- a week. There will be an evening cessed almost $800,000 in federal tax bar menu until midnight Tuesday returns and saved roughly 340 clients and Wednesday and late-night more than $75,000 in tax preparation operations until 1 a.m. Thursday fees through Feb. 26. and 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. On a daily basis, the Tax Center re- As part of the transition, Saturday ceives numerous phone calls regard- Bingo will move to the Commu- ing the status of tax returns. Filers can nity Activities Center, resuming generally expect the IRS to issue a re- in mid-April. fund within 21 calendar days after the IRS receives a tax return. Gas Station Expands Hours To find out if the IRS has received a The Camp Humphreys Exchange return and whether a refund was pro- Gas Station is conducting a 60- cessed, visit the “Where’s My Refund” day test of opening one hour ear- section of the Internal Revenue Ser- lier and closing one hour later, vice web site. To access the refund sta- Monday through Friday. The cur- tus for a personal Federal Tax Refund, Volunteer Tax Preparer Pvt. Tricia Girard, assigned to 520th Maintenance Company, rent hours are: Monday-Friday, 8 filers need to provide the following in- helps Spc. Brandon Betancourt, assigned to Bravo Battery, 6-52 Air Defense Artillery a.m.-8 p.m.; and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on formation: Battalion, and his wife Viviana, file their tax return. Since opening in January, the U.S. weekends. - Social Security Number (or IRS In- Army Garrison Humphreys Tax Center has processed almost $800,000 in federal tax dividual Taxpayer Identification Num- returns. – U.S. Army photo by Steven Hoover Korean-American Billiards Set ber); On Saturday, March 16 there will - Filing Status, (Single, Married Fil- be a Korean-American Billiards ing Joint Return, Married Filing Sepa- 829-1954 or the IRS TeleTax System converted to a check. If necessary, filers Tournament held, starting at 10 rate Return, Head of Household, or at 800-829-4477. When calling, all of may also contact their bank to reverse a.m., in the Community Activities Qualifying Widow(er)); the previously listed information is re- the incorrect direct deposit. Another Center. A team from the Seoul - The Refund amount (It is impor- quired. reason for a delay might be that the Billiards Club will travel to Camp tant to enter the refund amount exact- Refund information relating to a tax IRS is receiving higher volumes of tax Humphreys to take on all active ly as it is shown on the return in order return can be available as soon as 24 returns than normal. Tax returns filed duty, KATUSA, DoD Civilians, for the computer system to retrieve the hours after the IRS receives an e-filed on paper, including amended returns, retirees and family members over data); tax return, or about four weeks after re- can take longer for the IRS to process. the age of 18. There is no cost to - The IRS also has a smartphone ap- ceiving one that was paper-filed. There For questions relating to tax returns, participate and lunch will be pro- plication that allows taxpayers to check are, however, many reasons why a fed- please visit the Camp Humphreys Tax vided for all players. Awards go to on the status of their tax return. Apple eral tax refund may be delayed. One Center, located in Bldg. 751, or call top three finishers. For more in- users can download the free IRS2GO common reason is incorrect bank in- 753-5680. Currently, the Tax Center is formation, call 753-8825. application by visiting the Apple App formation in the direct deposit section open: Mondays and Wednesdays, from Store and Android users can visit the of the tax return. If the direct deposit 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesdays and Fridays, BOSS Trip Deadline Android Marketplace. information does not match the actual from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thursdays from March 22 is the registration dead- For those without internet access, bank information, call the IRS imme- 1-6 p.m.; and Saturdays, from 9 a.m.- line for the March 23 BOSS Deep a filer can check the refund status by diately to request that the direct de- 1 p.m. These hours will change after Sea Fishing trip. The trip, which calling the IRS Refund Hotline at 800- posit be cancelled and have the refund April 15. x Commissary ‘reset’ to improve shopping costs $110, departs at 5 a.m. and returns around 7 p.m. The fee in- cludes transportation, charter fee, rod and reel, bait, cleaning servic- es and lunch. This trip is open to military spouses, civilians, and re- By James Kimbrel on pay day. One of the priori- tirees over the age of 18. For more Camp Humphreys Commissary ties is to help busy, active-duty information, call 753-8970. shoppers make a quick run OSAN AIR BASE – The through their commissary and ODR Offers Shopping Trip Osan Commissary will close get home more quickly. March 18 is the deadline day for early March 13, at 5 p.m., and “The whole idea, in a nut- the March 22 Outdoor Rec Dong- will remain closed March 14- shell, is to get convenience into daemun Shopping trip. The cost is 15, while it undergoes a reset as the shopping experience,” Mc- $35 for adults, $30 for children. A part of the Defense Commis- Masters said. “Consistency is minimum of 20 patrons is needed sary Agency’s ongoing effort to also part of the reset equation. for this trip to go. For more infor- enhance the shopping experi- Why shouldn’t you be able to mation, call 753-7716. ence. go to different commissaries The store will reopen Satur- and find basically the same COLA, OHA Surveys Coming day, March 16. layout? The Cost of Living Allowance “We hate to inconvenience “We try not to inconve- (COLA) Survey continues through our customers with the clo- nience the customers while March 15 and the Overseas Hous- sure, but this is something resetting stores,” McMasters ing Allowance (OHA) Utilities we’ll all appreciate when it’s added, “but, we often have to Survey begins April 1. Military done,” said John T. Blythe, close the store for a day, some- personnel can make a difference store director. customer-friendly product flow means times two, in order to tear down the for themselves, their family and The reset is part of an agency-wide dog food will be next to pet supplies shelving, move it and then restock. Our other service members by taking program that systematically changes instead of the charcoal, peanut but- customers usually like the new layout these online surveys. To take the how products are displayed on shelv- ter is best found next to the jam and once they get used to it. Sales increases survey visit the 175th FMSC Face- ing throughout a commissary. you shouldn’t have to cruise three dif- always follow a store reset and that’s an book Page: http://www.facebook. The goal is to give commissaries ferent aisles to find all your cleaning indication that the user-friendly prod- com/pages/175th-Financial-Man- worldwide a more customer-friendly products,” McMasters said. “It’s a sim- uct flow is a good change.” agement-Support-Center-Offi- product flow and a layout that is as ple matter of making the commissary Aisle layout maps are available, as cial-Site/328065913301 or visit the consistent as possible from location to layout more sensible by resetting the well as generic item locators, on the Defense Transportation Manage- location, according to Ron McMasters, store.” Web page. Store Web pages are under ment Office (DTMO) Webpage at: chief of DeCA’s Store Operation. DeCA is intent on making the com- the locations link at http://www.defensetravel.dod. “Although we have to take into missary shopping experience faster along with store hours, mil/site/lps-korea.cfm consideration that no two commis- and easier – making the commissary contact information, store news and saries are constructed exactly alike, a the place to shop every day, not just special customer service features. x
  10. 10. PAGE USAG HUMPHREYS THE MORNING CALMSchool Age Center receives accreditationBy Terese ToenniesUSAG Humphreys FMWR Marketing CAMP HUMPHREYS – The U. S.Army Garrison Humphreys School AgeCenter’s management team recentlyreceived notification of endorsementfrom the Council on Accreditation. The COA is an international, inde-pendent, not-for-profit, child, fam-ily service and behavioral healthcareaccrediting organization, foundedin 1977. In addition to standards forprivate social service and behavioralhealth care organizations, COA hasdeveloped separate programs for pub-lic agencies, military and family readi-ness programs, and after school pro-grams. The Humphreys SAC programachieved accreditation and was ratedas excellent beyond the COA’s standardapproval. The council’s final report tothe garrison’s program included nofindings, only recommendations. “This accreditation means we arethe best of the best,” said Tiffany Har-ris, SAC director, explaining the im- Tiffany Harris, the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys School Age Center director, announces to the children attending the SAC the newsportance of the recognition. “It is the of its accreditation and congratulates them for the role they played in the achievement.– U.S. Army photo by Terese Toenniesstandard by which all Army SAC’smust operate.” Accreditation is key to sustaining a a fair and equitable environment, and ents, staff and children can have con- The SAC’s review is conducted ev- culture of quality within an after school protection of the rights and dignity of fidence in the credibility, integrity andery three years, and according to the program and reflects 13 Fundamental children, youth and families. achievement of the Humphreys’ SAC.COA, the accreditation process in- Practice Standards within three cat- “These standards put a focus on hu- “We’re providing quality, safe, ef-volves a detailed review of an organi- egories. The first is meeting essential man relations…how staff and kids in- fective programming to USAG Hum-zation’s administrative, management, life and safety standards for children teract as well as how parents and staff phreys youth, and the staff, parents,and service delivery functions against and youth. The second FPS is health interact,” said Harris. “The accredita- children and garrison leadership haveinternational standards of best prac- and welfare standards, which promote tion means that children are spending every right to be proud,” said Hyacinthtice. Accreditation encourages servic- a hazard-free environment that pro- their day in a safe, healthy environ- Smith, Division Chief for Child, Youthes that are appropriate, coordinated, tects the health and welfare of children ment and that parents have the assur- and School Services.culturally competent, evidence-based, and youth, and prevents harm, injury ance that their children are learning as For more information about ser-and that are provided by a skilled and and ill health. Finally, client rights they play.” vices offered at the School Age Center,supported workforce. standards ensure the maintenance of The accreditation means that par- contact 753-8507. xNew name, dining options among establishment changesBy Terese Toennies In order to sustain operation of the gin operations with a clean slate. a.m. on Thursday and 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.USAG Humphreys FMWR Marketing club, it was determined that the best The management team from Ba- on Friday and Saturday. The evening plan of action was to contract the res- runson’s will operate all services at service features a full bar as well as a CAMP HUMPHREYS – The Family taurant operations and allow for the The Flightline Bar and Grill, including select menu that includes finger foodsand Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s establishment of a new name, image breakfast and lunch buffets, catering and pizza.Business Operations Division recently and menu. and bar operations. Catering is avail- As part of the concessionaire agree-turned over the day-to-day manage- The new casual dining-concept res- able by reservation. Breakfast is served ment, once the Camp Humphreysment of the former Tommy D’s to its taurant, renamed The Flightline Bar Monday through Friday, from 6 to 9 Food, Beverage and Entertainmentcontracted concessionaire, Barunson and Grill, will hold an official re-open- a.m. A buffet-style lunch is available, Complex is completed (it is currentlyHoldings LTD, a Korea-based com- ing March 11. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through under construction behind Hum-pany. The new name was conceptualized Friday. On weekends, brunch is served phreys Lodge), the facility’s featured This operational decision reflects by a Soldier and selected by manage- from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. restaurant will be a Bennigan’s. TheFiscal Year 13 significant funding re- ment and garrison leadership, at the The bar is open 6 p.m. to midnight FBEC is expected to be operational inductions to military clubs worldwide. request of Barunson’s, in order to be- Tuesday and Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 1 late fall 2014. x Black History Month program celebrates freedom, equality 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, with help from the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, hosted the Camp Humphreys Black History Month program, “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality,” Feb. 26, in the Post Theater. Ali Morton (right), an adminstrative assistant with the Army Substance Abuse Program, was the guest speaker for the event. Following the program, Lt. Col. James A. Duncan, commander of 602nd ASB, presented Morton with the ceremonial Korean bell in appreciation of his participation. – U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ma, Jae-sang
  11. 11. USAG-H • PAGE MORNING CALM THE MORNING CALM2ID unit participates in Cobra Gold exerciseBy Walter T. Ham IVEighth Army Public Affairs PHITSANULOK, Thailand – Sol-diers from the 1st Armored BrigadeCombat Team recently traded in theirusual frozen mountain training rangesin South Korea for the balmy junglesof Thailand, during Cobra Gold 2013. The Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion“Manchus,” 9th Infantry Regiment,participated in the exercise, Feb. 11-21. U.S. Soldiers trained with RoyalThai Army troops on marksmanship,demolitions and Muay Thai fighting.They have also conducted mock raids. Service members from the U.S.,South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Indo-nesia and Malaysia trained with Thaimilitary forces during the 32nd itera-tion of the combined and joint exer-cise. Exercise Cobra Gold is designed toprotect the peace and prosperity of theregion, according to Adm. Samuel J.Locklear, commander of the U.S. Pa-cific Command. The Manchus are part of the SouthKorea-based 2nd Infantry Division’s1st Armored Brigade Combat Team.The battalion earned its Manchu titleduring the Boxer Rebellion. Commanded by Lt. Col. ShawnCreamer, the 2-9th Infantry is a com-bined arms battalion that employsAbrahams Main Battle Tanks and During exercises like Cobra Gold, participating Soldiers work with the Royal Thai Army on marksmanship, demolotions and MuayBradley Fighting Vehicles. x Thai fighting. – Courtesy photo by Cpl. Jose Lujano, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs