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  1. 1. March 15, 2013 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea Volume 11, Issue 20Camp Humphreys families, including that of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Tony Penaz (inset), began moving into the new Army Family Housing towers, March 6. The three towers con-tain a total of 210 modern family housing units comprised of three, four and five bedroom models. – U.S. Army photos by Edward N. Johnson.Families begin move into new Army Family HousingBy Clint Stone storage, natural gas stoves, high tech D. Perry, the Housing Facilities chief In total, the new housing towersUSAG Humphreys Public Affairs security systems and child safety said, “We’ve never had five bedroom will increase the availability at Camp windows. The apartments feature an apartments before.” Humphreys by 18 f ive -bedroom CAMP HUMPHREYS – The external mechanical room to minimize Like most new families preparing to apartments, 52 four-bedroomnext step in the Camp Humphreys customer inconvenience if repairs need move into overseas accommodations, apartments, and 140 three-bedroomtransformation was realized March 6 to be made. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Tony Penaz and apartments.when the first families began moving There are a total of 285 parking family were a little leery. All of the new units were designedinto the new Army Family Housing spaces and families can look forward to “We weren’t expecting something and built using the latest technologytowers here. hard wood flooring and CCTV security this nice coming here,” said Penaz. His to ensure “Leadership in Energy and The three housing towers will soon cameras on their front doors. There are wife, Sarah, three boys and the family Environmental Design” home to 210 Army families. five specially designed handicapped beagle joined him in their move from “Overall, this means that we built a Part of the ongoing transformation accessible apartments on the first floor Fort Bliss, Texas. When asked what superior facility that will not only lastand relocation of U.S. Forces in Korea, of each of the three towers. impressed her the most about the for years to come but save our valuablethe apartment-style housing is packed When asked what sets these housing new housing, Sarah said, “The size. It resources in the long run,” said Lindawith improvements, such as increased units apart from earlier models, Robert accommodates our large family of five.” Slotosch, the Housing Division chief. x GARRISONSInside Humphreys runners Concert celebrates Cmd. Perspective P02 chase ‘Pot of Gold’ 60 years of MP Blotter P02 USAG Red Cloud P04 US-ROK alliance USAG Casey P04 USAG Yongsan P07 See See USAG Humphreys P15 PAGE 15 PAGE 16 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 Public Affairs Officer: Dave Palmer Physical fitness is an Army priority Writer/Editor: Franklin Fisher Staff Writer: Pfc. Lee Seong-su USAG YONGSAN Commander: Col. Michael E. Masley Public Affairs Officer: Mark Abueg By Col. Darin S. Conkright Command Information Officer: Nikki Maxwell program designed specifically for the Writer/Editor: Sgt. Kevin Frazier USAG Humphreys Garrison Commander unique needs of expectant and post- Staff Writers: Cpl. Lee Hyo-kang, Pfc. Lim Hong-seo, partum female Soldiers. Pfc. Jung Ji-hoon CAMP HUMPHREYS — For many For sports enthusiasts, the commu- USAG HUMPHREYS reasons, maintaining a high standard nity calendar is full of seasonal tourna- Commander: Col. Darin S. Conkright of physical fitness should be a priority ments, running races, and even triath- Public Affairs Officer: Edward N. Johnson for men and women in uniform and lons. The Humphreys Fitness Games, a Command Information Officer: Steven Hoover Staff Writer: Pfc. Ma Jae-sang the Army invests a great deal of money concept introduced last summer, had Interns: Jaeyeon Sim, Tanya Im and resources to support that effort. such a positive response that two addi- For example, on Camp Humphreys tional competitions are now scheduled USAG DAEGU Commander: Col. Kathleen A. Gavle we are fortunate to have a variety of in 2013. Public Affairs Officer: Philip Molter modern and well equipped fitness cen- And for those with children, the Command Information Officer: Mary Grimes ters to choose from. For example, the Garrison provides an incredible num- Staff Writers: Sgt. Jeong Hyuk-soo, Pfc. Chin Hyun-joon 110,500-square foot Humphreys Com- ber of programs and activities to de- Interns: Lee Seung-bin, Nam Young-ho, Lee Eun-byul munity Fitness Center, also known velop fitness and motor skills through as the Super Gym, houses a 25-meter our Youth Sports Programs. For exam- This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for pool, indoor running track, basketball ple, the Camp Humphreys Road Run- members of the Department of Defense. Contents court, racquetball courts, martial arts ner Youth Running Club continues to of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, room, a climbing wall and a large array thrive and Youth Triathlons are on the of cardiovascular and weight training calendar again this summer season. Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of this weekly publication is equipment. Although Soldiers are required to — Col. Darin S. Conkright — the responsibility of U.S. Army Garrisons in Korea. Circulation: 9,500 I would also draw your attention to maintain a certain physical fitness types of cancer. Studies have demon- a variety of fitness classes made avail- standard, this is not the only reason strated that exercise is also an effective Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive able for those who enjoy camaraderie why exercise is important. Regular ac- strategy for managing pain, anxiety, written contract with the Contracting Command. while working out. Even those limited tivity contributes to optimal health by depression, stress, and symptoms of The civilian printer is responsible for commercial by orthopedic problems can stay fit by improving body composition, blood PTSD. advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does using the pool or by joining a Spin or pressure, lipid profiles, lung function, I encourage everyone to take a hard not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Yoga class. Zumba and CrossFit are quality of sleep, and many other mea- look at their current levels of fitness. Oriental Press of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made two relatively new fitness trends that sures. It also lowers risk for developing If you are not where you should be, or available for purchase, use or patronage without regard continue to gain popularity. Also avail- an assortment of chronic conditions, would like to be, the opportunity to do to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital able here is Pregnancy Post-Partum such as diabetes, cardiovascular dis- something about it may never be bet- status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. Physical Training, an Army mandated ease, osteoporosis, and even certain ter than it is right now. x 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. Military Police Blotter Oriental Press President: Charles Chong The following entries were excerpted from the police blotters of the previous week. Commercial Advertising Telephone: DSN 315-738-5005 These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. Fax: (02) 790-5795 E-mail: Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 Area I and a broken tail light No injuries were in park. When Subject #1 attempted to Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post Traffic Accident Resulting in reported. Seatbelts were utilized. depart, they failed to realize that Ve- Damage to Government Property hicle #1 was in reverse, causing Vehicle SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Phone: DSN 738-4068 (with injuries): At 1520 hrs, 4 Mar 13, Area III #1 to strike Vehicle #2. Damages to Ve- E-mail: USAG-Casey PMO was notified of a Wrongful Damage of Private hicle #1 are: Dents to the rear hatch. traffic accident. Investigation revealed Property: At 1610 HRS, 8 Mar 13, Damages to Vehicle #2 are: Dents and Subject #1 was performing mainte- USAG-Humphreys was notified of scratches to the front bumper. There nance on Vehicle #1 when Subject #1 a wrongful damage to private prop- were no injuries reported and seat- placed the vehicle in neutral without erty. Investigation revealed that an belts were utilized. engaging the parking break. Vehicle unknown person by unknown means #1 rolled backwards and struck Ve- damaged Victim #1 passenger side Failure to Obey Order or Regula- hicle #2 with the right side of the rear door handle and key assembly. A tion (Underage Drinking): At 0036 bumper. Damages to Vehicle #1 are: search of the area for witness and/or hrs, 10 Mar 13, USAG-Daegu was no- Shattered left side view mirror. Dam- subjects met with negative results. tified of a failure to obey. While con- ages to Vehicle #2 are: Scratches and ducting access control at Gate 4, MPs dents to hydraulic lift assembly. When Violation of Access (Escort Vio- detected a strong odor of an alcoholic Vehicle #1 struck Vehicle #2 it caused lation): At 1645 HRS, 9 Mar 13, US- beverage emitting from Subject #1’s the driver’s side front door to fully AG-Humphreys PMO was notified person. A subsequent check of Subject close on Subject #1 leg causing a com- of an escort violation. Investigation #1’s ID card revealed Subject #1 was pound fracture to the left fibula. Sub- revealed Subject #1 escorted Witness under the legal age to consume alco- ject #1 gave a verbal sworn statement #2 onto the installation and failed to holic beverages. Subject #1 was appre- admitting fault for the accident. Both properly register and deregister Wit- hended and transported to the PMO vehicles were released on scene. ness #1 at the visitor’s center. Subject where Subject #1 submitted a breath Submitting stories or photos to #1 reported to the PMO where Subject sample with a result of .122% BAC. The Morning Calm Weekly Area II #1 was processed and released on their Subject #1 was processed and released Traffic Collision Resulting in own recognizance. to their unit representative. Send your Letters to the Editor, guest com- Damage to Government Proper- mentaries,storysubmissions,photosandother ty: At 1035 hrs, 6 Mar 13, the USAG- Area IV Area V Allitemsaresubjecttoeditingforcontentand Yongsan PMO was notified of a traffic Traffic Accident Resulting in Larceny of Personal Property: to insure they conform with DoD guidelines. accident. Investigation revealed Sub- Damage to Government Property At 1531 hrs, 6 Mar 13, OSAN AB BDOC ject #1, (Vehicle #1) while improperly (no injuries): At 0830, 4 Mar 13, US- was notified of a larceny of personal backing, struck Vehicle #2 which was AG-Daegu was notified of a traffic ac- property. Investigation revealed un- The Morning Calm Online Edition: legally parked and unattended. Dam- cident. Investigation revealed Subject known persons by unknown means, ages to Vehicle #1 are: scratches and #1 (Vehicle #1), while stopped for a removed Victim’s #1 IPAD from their paint transfer to the left rear bumper, traffic control device placed Vehicle #1 vehicle while it was secure.
  3. 3. USAG-RC • PAGE 4 USAG RED CLOUD THE MORNING CALMEd centers offer help after TA haltCounselors will That included a number from nearby Camp Hovey, who couldsteer Soldiers not process their enrollments at Hovey’s education center because the GoArmyEd education portal wasto other possible so overloaded the server couldn’t be accessed.funding sources It also included Soldiers of a unit based at Camp Humphreys, the 520thBy Franklin Fisher Maintenance Company. They were Area I for training at Rodriguez Range, said Chapman. CAMP RED CLOUD – Area I The company commander broughteducation centers stand ready to in several of his Soldiers March 8 whofurther help Soldiers in exploring ways needed to enroll, he fund their education in the wake “They were up here in the field soof the Army’s suspension of Tuition the closest education center to themAssistance, officials said this week. was us,” Chapman said, “and they The Army suspended its Tuition did not become aware of what wasAssistance (TA) effective March 8 in happening until six o’clock, so ratherthe face of federal government budget than try to make it back all the way toconstraints. Humphreys, they came here. “We can help them as far as those “We don’t turn anybody away hereschools that are available to them,” said in Area I,” said Chapman. “If theyJohn Stephens, contract counselor at qualify for education center services,the Camp Red Cloud education center we’ll see them here in Area I.”in Uijeongbu. “We can help get them At Camp Red Cloud, more than 100advice on their GI Bill,” he said. Soldiers sought help, either in person And the centers can guide them or by phone. That number includedtoward which schools may be offering some from Camp Stanley, who werescholarships, and otherwise steer them brought to Red Cloud because Stanley’stoward possible tuition help, Stephens GoArmyEd access was also down.said. Area I education centers had The suspension is in effect until At the Camp Red Cloud education center March 8, Maj. Tony Weaver of Headquarters and announced they’d keep special latefurther notice and applies to all Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, fills out Tuition Assistance paperwork so hours to accommodate the rush, untilcomponents, including the Army that he can enroll in a course towards a master’s degree only hours before the deadline for 9 p.m. Friday, and would be open theReserve and National Guard. suspension of TA. Army education centers stand ready to further assist Soldiers in exploring next morning from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. Under the suspension, Soldiers are other possible funding sources for their education. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lee Seong-su But with the crush of Soldiersnot allowed to submit new requests for seeking last-minute enrollment, thetuition assistance. the financing that can be available. So, stay in the military or they get out, is Red Cloud center stayed open until But those who before the suspension the onus is put on the Soldier.” only through education,” he said. around 10:30 p.m. The center at Caseywere enrolled in courses approved for Area I education centers are ready Staffers at Area I education centers closed around midnight.tuition assistance are not affected. to help Soldiers revise their education gave crucial, eleventh-hour help to Both centers reopened at 5 a.m. Even with the TA suspension, plans in light of the suspension, more than 250 Soldiers who rushed to March 9 as scheduled. But by then theSoldiers on active duty can still seek Stephens said. sign up for college before the Army’s Tuition Assistance system had been soeducational funding through the The Army’s centers also continue Tuition Assistance funding halted over flooded with customers that there wasMontgomery GI Bill-Active Duty to provide education and vocational the weekend. no money left, officials said.(Chapter 30), if qualified, officials said. counseling, academic testing, When word of the suspension “We all came to work at five o’clock “They have to be in the military at credentialing, and transcripts of hit Area I the morning of March 8, a Saturday morning,” said Chapman,least 20 months before they’re eligible Soldiers’ military training and Friday, Army leaders and education “and we were not able to sign anybodyto use their GI Bill,” Stephens said. experience. center staff rushed to get as many up for anything anymore. It already Other potential funding sources “Tuition Assistance is one of the qualified Soldiers as possible enrolled had been suspended. So sometimecould be Pell Grants, scholarships with primary reasons that Soldiers stay in for Tuition Assistance before the stated between midnight and 5 a.m. itdifferent schools, and government the Army, and that they enlist,” said deadline for Korea of 7 a.m. March 9. ended.”financial aid other than the GI Bill, he Stephens. “And, hopefully, it will come Nearly 150 Soldiers sought help Overall, about 920 Soldiers soughtsaid. back. at the Camp Casey education center enrollment help at Army education “But basically what happens is the “But in the meantime, education is during the rush, said Carroll Chapman, centers throughout Korea March 8 andSoldier has to pay for it him or herself,” extremely important for anybody, and education services specialist with U.S. 9, and many of those were successfullysaid Stephens. “The Soldier has to find the way to be successful, whether they Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I. signed up, officials said. x End of the duty day.... On Camp Red Cloud March 4, KATUSA Soldiers - South Korean Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army – fold the South Korean flag after it was lowered at the end of the duty day. Unlike the American flag, which is folded into a triangle, the South Korean flag is folded into a rectangle. The Soldiers, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG Red Cloud, are Pfc. Jung Young-jo (left), Pfc. Lee Young-hak (center), and Pfc. Kim Jei-min. – U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lee Seong-su
  4. 4. MARCH 15, 2013 USAG RED CLOUD USAG-RC • PAGE 5 News & Notes 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.Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division attending the division’s Air Assault Course at Camp Mobile prepare to rappel from a UH-60 Black Hawk Red Cloud Vet Clinic Closed The Camp Red Cloudhelicopter March 7. Those who complete the 10-day course are awarded the Army’s Air Assault Badge. Pfc. Kyle Reed (left) and Sgt. Doc Veterinary Clinic will be closedWilliams are assigned to the division’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team. – U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kwon Yong-joon March 18 for training. It will also2ID holds rigorous Air Assault course be closed March 25, a Monday, for a training holiday. For more information, call 732-7434.By Sgt. Juan Jimenez exercise. then stood in formation while division Class on Feeding Newborns1st ABCT Public Affairs Among its many rigors were a leaders pinned the Air Assault Badge A New Parent Support two-mile run and the challenging on the graduates’ uniforms. One Program class called “Feeding CAMP HOVEY – For the first time Air Assault Obstacle Course, both hundred and ninety-five graduated. your NewBorn” is scheduled atin 15 years, 2nd Infantry Division and required for entry to the course. “This course demands a level of Camp Casey March 19 from 10Eighth U.S. Army Soldiers tackled the Fourteen instructors were flown in professional commitment, physical a.m. – noon at Army Communityrigorous Air Assault Course at Camp from the Warrior Training Center at prowess and individual discipline that Service, bldg. 2451. For moreHovey in Dongducheon. Fort Benning, Ga., to lead the course. is measured in exacting standards, information, call 730-6994 or The course ran Feb. 25 to March “Due to the difficult mountainous which demand attention to detail,” 730-3107.3. It qualifies Soldiers to carry out terrain here in Korea, traveling and Brig. Gen. J.B. Burton, the division’sair assault and helicopter sling-load resupplying our forces by air is faster deputy commanding general for Free Snacksoperations and proper rappelling and more efficient than by ground,” maneuver, said at the graduation Free snacks will be availableand fast-rope techniques. Those who said Beck. ceremony. “The efforts of these young for customer appreciation nightgraduate are authorized to wear the “Becoming Air Assault qualified men and women have added capability at Reggie’s Catering Center oncoveted Air Assault Badge. will mean a lot to me,” said Pfc. Ryan to the 2nd Infantry Division. Camp Stanley March 23 from 5 – “The school is 10 days of rigorous, S. Rivers, a human resource specialist “You’ve met the mark and that 6 p.m. For more information, callfast-paced training that tests the with the division’s Headquarters and badge identifies you as someone that 732-5800Soldiers’ physical endurance and Headquarters Company, 1st Armored others can turn to for assistance andmental capacity to pay attention to Brigade Combat Team. expertise in Air Assault operations... Gong Talent Showdetail,” said Lt. Col. William Beck, On the final day, Soldiers completed which directly contribute to our the A Gong Show talent contestthe division’s director of training and a 12-mile ruck march in three hours, ROK-U.S. Alliance.” x is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 23 at the Gateway Club on Camp Casey. The audience and a panel What a difference a volunteer makes of judges will decide who has the best talent in Area I. Participation is limited to single and unaccompanied Soldiers. There is no entry fee. Those wanting to take part must sign up by March 20. For more information, call 730-4601. Public Transportation Class A class on how to use the Korean bus and subway system is scheduled for 10 a.m. March 24 at the Camp Stanley Community Activity Center, bldg. 2497. For more information, call 732-5366. Driver Testing on Camp Red Cloud U.S. Forces Korea driver testing is now available Wednesdays on At Camp Casey March 11, the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I recognized the work of community volunteers during a Camp Red Cloud in building 57. Volunteer of the Quarter ceremony at the Community Activity Center. From Nov. 15, 2012 to Feb. 15, 1,083 volunteers gave of their For more information, call 730- unpaid time in ways that saved the Army an estimated $123,268.56. – U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lee Seong-su 2275.
  5. 5. USAG-Y • PAGE 7 USAG YONGSAN THE MORNING CALMRelief campaign helps Army familyBy Sgt. Kevin YONGSAN GARRISON, Republicof Korea -- United States ArmyGarrison Yongsan began the annual 2013Army Emergency Relief Campaign thismonth. Coordinators hope to improveawareness of this valuable benefit. “Soldiers and their families shouldnot be disadvantaged in time of financialneed because of a lack of awareness ofAER’s policies and programs,” said AnnMancillas, financial readiness managerand Army Emergency Relief officer.“AER is dedicated to ‘Helping the ArmyTake Care of its Own’ and provides Armyleaders a valuable asset in ensuring aready source of financial assistance toSoldiers and their families.” AER is funded by donations fromorganizations, and interest earnedin the accounts. The program wasdesigned to assist service members, Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander for USAG Yongsan, joins the Army Community Services staff and several Soldiers during thecivilians, family members and retirees ceremonial cake cutting during the annual 2013 Army Emergency Relief Campaign here, Mar.1. - U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Frazierwith rent, food, travel, car repairs,funeral costs and medical and dental understand and take advantage of thisexpenses. program,” Masley said. “This program “In the past five years, we have given gives our Soldiers the assets they needout more than 1.2 million dollars in to support them in a time of need.”assistance,” Manciallas said. “Many people aren’t aware of or One Soldier testifies to how the don’t know about the many benefits ofprogram helped her with emergency the AER program,” Mancillas said. “It’stravel. our job to get the word out to the Army “I applied and received my loan back family.”in two days, so it is proven (to me) that According to Mancillas, in 2012 AERthis program helps Soldiers in a time raised approximately $48,000 fromof need,” said Staff Sgt. Pamela Norris, donations and interest earned. Shesupply sergeant from Headquarters said this year’s goal for 2013 is $75, 000and Headquarters detachment, United and attributes the increased amount toStates Forces of Korea. improved morale in the commands. Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison The AER campaign runs fromcommander for USAG Yongsan, set the March1 to May 15. For more informationtone for the campaign by being the first on the AER program and its benefits,to donate this year. visit or contact DSN Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander for USAG Yongsan, set the tone for the campaign “It is very important that our Soldiers 738-7505. x by being the first to donate this year during the annual 2013 Army Emergency Relief Campaign here, Mar. 1 - U. S. Army photo by Sgt. Kevin FrazierThoughts of suicide? Worried about someone else? By Jocelynn Reyes-LaShier to help. But sometimes, some people act inappropri- somebody who is honest about how much they can do. ately or not want to get involved due to fear of being Each of us has our own limitation. Lastly, be honest inadequate. That’s normal. That is part of being hu- with yourself. Don’t say that you’re ok now just to ap- We all have the ability to be resilient. But some- man. But, if you feel dismissed or if they look like they pease the person who is willing to help you, or promisetimes, some individuals get at that tipping point for the something you can’t or really won’t do. Everyone needsreason that they are truly looking for a specific help. Ifyour friend, acquaintance, significant other, or even an-other family member, was to ask you right now if you “Suicide is the to take the time to evaluate what will really help. Bot- tom line is: Suicide is the enemy within but it is not the only way out.are thinking of suicide, frankly, what would your an-swer be? If yes, this is probably a conflicted situation foryou. However, you do not have to to go through this by enemy within, If you do not know who to reach out to in your com- munity, see the information below, or search the inter- net for Distress, Crisis or Suicide Prevention Centers.yourself. Chances are, you are already thinking of sui-cide seriously. Being alone and thinking about suicideis recognized to add to the risk of harm or death. but it is not the only Trained helpers are available around the clock to help you get started in finding help: • Your Unit Chaplains But how can you find someone who is comfortabletalking about suicide? Someone who will work withyou to stop the risk of these thoughts that can lead to way out.” • • • Family Life Chaplains Local Behavioral Health Professionals safeTALK Trained Helpers (Suicide Alertnesssuicidal actions? Others have tried to talk about them- ~ Jocelynn Reyes-LaShier is For Everyone: Talk, Ask, Listen, KeepSafe)selves in third persons, like: “My friend…” or, “what if To learn more on how to effectively help or enhancesomeone…”? One of the best ways to find out if this your helping skills, suicide alertness and interventionperson has these abilities is to tell them in a clear and want to avoid the topic, don’t give up. There are others trainings are available. Contact your local installationdirect manner that you are thinking of suicide and look who will listen. Suicide Prevention Program Manager, Jocelynn Reyes-at their response. It may be awkward at first. That’s Once you have found somebody who is willing to LaShier, DSN 738-5293; Commercial: 02-7918-5293,ok. But see if that person will worry more for you than listen and help you, don’t expect that person though to email: for more infor-themselves. Almost all the time, people really do want remain quiet about it or not want extra help. You want mation. x
  6. 6. March 15, 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-Friday (0700-1800) to make a PRIMARY CARE appointment . Just dialUnited States Army Garrison Yongsan HHC service members applaud during the safety excellence awarding ceremony, here, Mar. 12. –U.S. DSN 737-CARE (2273).Army photo by Pfc. Jung Ji-hoon Telephone PrefixHeadquarters Company scores safety ‘Hat trick’ 05033 Replaces 0505 Telephone prefix 05033 now replaces telephone prefix 0505 as of Dec. 1, 2012 on all U.S. Army posts throughout South KoreaBy Pfc. Jung Ji-hoon he applied for the award after noting company’s guidon for 2013. when dialing from a Yongsan HHC met the award’s “In my opinion, acquiring this telephone line into the Defense criteria. streamer has affected us greatly, and I Switch Network (DSN). Air Force YONGSAN GARRISON, “Finding out that we met the am proud of what we have achieved,” and Navy bases will not be affectedRepublic of Korea -- U.S. Army Army standard for safety excellence said Cpl. Maeng Joonhyung, an by the prefix change. The newGarrison-Yongsan’s Headquarters award requirments led me to administration specialist at the HHC prefix works by dialing 05033 andand Headquarters Company was applying for it. We have maintained orderly room. “We have maintained the last six digits of a DSN line.awarded the Army Safety Excellence safety for whole 2012, without any zero violations for the whole year.Streamer by Brig. Gen. Chris R. recordable accidents, and that is Getting recognized for this will Bicycle RegistrationGentry, deputy commanding general what brought us this honor,” Silayev inspire not only the company’s Bicycle Registration services areof the 8th Army here, March 12. said. “So I basically feel really proud service members, but also the people now offered at the MP Station, Bldg 1397. ALL bicycles ridden The Army Safety Excellence of my soldiers. Winning the streamer from other units to do the right thing, on USAG Yongsan are requiredStreamer is awarded to units without indicates that service members are when they see the streamer displayed to be registered! Please use theany Class A or Class B accidents policing each other up, and they on our guidon.” following instructions whenwithin a 12-month period, and has are using proper risk management Yongsan HHC has earned the registering a bicycle:completed 100 percent of Composite techniques. “ safety excellence streamer, three Requirements to register a bicycle:Risk Management training. HHC plans to keep doing the years in a row since 2010. - Make/Model HHC has also been recognized for right thing, and maintain a good “This unit has set an example - Body Type (Male / Female)maintaining zero curfew violations safety record. among the nation, and you guys - Colorthroughout the calendar. Since USAG-Y HHC has earned deserve credit for your integrity,” - Serial Number Capt. Vladislav Silayev, the the award, the safety excellence Gentry said. “Since what you have Requirements to ride a bicycle oncompany commander of HHC, said streamer will be displayed on done is not an easy job,” x Yongsan: - Bike Helmet - Reflective vest Reminder: The use of ear phones while riding a bicycle is 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 U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan’s Headquarters and Headquarters to 1700 to a temperature of 68F.Capt. Vladislav Silayev, the company commander of HHC, salutes Brig. Company was awarded the Army Safety Excellence Streamer by Brig. After duty hours the temperatureGen. Gentry, the deputy commanding general of the 8th Army, from Gen. Chris R. Gentry, deputy commanding general of the 8th Army is reduced to 55F to conserveleft to right, here, Mar. 12. –U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jung Ji-hoon here, March 12.-U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jung Ji-hoon 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 CALM U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kevin FrazierCheck in to world-famous ‘Gangnam’By Cpl. Lee Hyo-kang the 2012 census, Gangnam is recorded The best shopping experience in the small cafés which offer their own to have a population of 527,641, making district can be found in Apgujeong- menus. One of the highlights of these it the fourth most populated district in dong and Chungdam-dong, where cafés is that they serve famous fusion Gangnam-gu, Seoul - The Korean Seoul. Gangnam is also the third largest department stores and many other Korean style desserts. Patbingsoo is apop song “Gangnam style” by Psy, district in Seoul with an area of 39.5 km2. fashion stores are concentrated. The popular dessert, which has sweet red-has become one of the most popular Until the early 1980’s Gangnam and COEX mall at Samsung subway station bean porridge fondue covered in icesongs around the peninsula and world- its neighboring areas were known as is another popular multi-complex flakes and syrup. Various Patbingsoowide. Gangnam Style is so popular that the least developed district in Seoul. shopping mall where many restaurants, with different toppings and flavors arenumerous celebrities showcased the However, after a prodigious development theaters, stores, and other places available.Gangnam style dance on their television during the last 30 years, it earned the including the aquarium are located. Since Gangnam literally meansshows and famous athletes perform reputation of being the most affluent, At Gangnam, people can also learn “South of the River,” Gangnam alsoGangnam style during their dancing dynamic, and influential area in both about Korean culture. The Kimchi has a huge boating culture, includingceremonies after scoring points in their Seoul and South Korea. It even became museum at COEX informs the world wind surfing, and water skiing near thesport. Even a U.S. Navy humanoid robot, the site for the 2010 G-20 Summit and about one of the essentials of Korean Han River. Also, Chung gye stream andnamed CHARLI-2, danced the Gangnam the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit. This cuisine, Kimchi. And at Kukkiwon, Yangjae stream run through Gangnam,style dance on 24. Oct. 2012 at Virginia prosperity and high class influence is the World Taekwondo Headquarters, providing a modern public recreationinstitute of technology. what inspired the song, Gangnam Style. people can experience taekwondo basic space in downtown Seoul. Although most international fans In addition to being a prosperous stances, self-defense and board breaking All Service members and communitydon’t understand the majority of the district, Gangnam also offers a wide at the low cost of 20,000 won. members assigned in South Korealyrics, the word “Gangnam” remains selection of entertaining experiences. Close to the modern COEX mall is have easy access to the many venues.engraved on many people’s tongues as The Gangnam subway station area is one the Buddhist Bongeunsa temple. It is a Consequently, it would be a big mistakethey sing along to the song’s catchy tune. of the largest meeting points for young unique place to visit as travelers can enjoy not to look into the great opportunitiesThese fans seem to know that Gangnam people, due to all the famous restaurants the peaceful temple-like atmosphere in offered by Gangnam. If you need arefers to a location in Korea, however, and hang-out places located there. the middle of such a populated city. The guide, ask a Korean Augmentee to themany are unaware of the implications The subway station itself and the roads temple offers a “temple stay program” United States Army Soldiers (KATUSA),alluded to by the song, when it refers to around it are directly connected to many where tourists can experience the life of who will gladly show you around.“Gangnam style.” poplarized districts in Seoul, including a monk for a few hours. This is part one in a special series of Gangnam district officially referred Yangjae, Bundang, Sadang and Hannam. Garosougil, which literally means introducing the famous cities in as Gangnam-gu, and is one of the 25 Its geographical and commercial merits “tree-lined street,” is best known for cozy Keep following up with the series andgu or local government districts, which naturally lead the place to become more restaurants and cafés. In addition to big take your opportunities to experiencemake up the city of Seoul. According to developed. franchise cafés, there are also several more about Korea while you can! . x U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Lee Hyo-Kang U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Lee Hyo-kang
  9. 9. March 15, 2013 USAG HUMPHREYS USAG-H • PAGE 15 News & Notes Aerobathon Set For Saturday On Saturday, March 16, there will be a three-hour Aerobathon in the Humphreys Community Fit- ness Center (Super Gym), from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The schedule in- cludes a 15-minute yoga warm up, 40 minutes of Zumba, 30 minutes of spin and a 25-minute Combat- ives and self-defense demo. Two breakout sessions include the op- tion of yoga or CrossFit in the first and the choice of Zumba or Boot Camp in the second. The Aero- bathon finishes with an intro to nutrition presentation and a yoga cool-down. Individuals can par- ticipate for the full three hours or choose from select classes. There is no cost to participate. For de- tails, call 753-8031. Gas Station Expands Hours The Camp Humphreys Exchange Gas Station is conducting a 60- day test of opening one hour ear- lier and closing one hour later, Monday through Friday. The cur- rent hours are: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on weekends. Sgt. 1st Class Michael Craig (third from left) carries the guidon of B Company, 4th Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, during Korean-American Billiards Set On Saturday, March 16 there will the “Pot of Gold 5K” run, march 9. 4-2 was one of five units that participated in the run. – U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Ma Jae-sang Runners search for ‘Pot of Gold,’ earn medals be a Korean-American Billiards Tournament held, starting at 10 a.m., in the Community Activities Center. A team from the Seoul Billiards Club will travel to Camp By Pfc. Ma Jae-sang by 2nd Lt. Aaron Knox, assigned to at 21:44. Humphreys to take on all active USAG Humphreys Public Affairs the 501st Signal Company, with a time This 5K run was not only for the duty, KATUSA, DoD Civilians, of 19 minutes, 5 seconds. The overall adults, as a Kid’s one mile run was retirees and family members over CAMP HUMPHREYS – On a best time was recorded by Dave Elger, added to the event. Donnavin Smith the age of 18. There is no cost to somewhat appropriate sunny morn- in the Men’s (Over 50) with a time of finished first with a time of 8:40, with participate and lunch will be pro- ing, the “Pot of Gold 5K” run was held 18:40. Paek Myong-chol, competing Nadya Blackwell pacing the girls at vided for all players. Awards go to here March 9. in the Men’s Senior (30-39) category 9:26. top three finishers. For more in- With the weather getting warm- recorded a time of 18:48. The fastest “I think it was very good idea to join formation, call 753-8825. er, about 250 people participated in Women’s time was recorded by Spc. the running,” said Lauren Shin, who the run and enjoyed the beginning Miae Phipps, assigned to A Company, was the second best runner among the BOSS Trip Deadline of spring. Instead of the usual biting 719th Military Intelligence Battalion, girls, finishing at 10 minutes flat. x March 22 is the registration dead- wind, a soft breeze helped cool the line for the March 23 BOSS Deep runners as they ran the course. Sports Sea Fishing trip. The trip, which Director Lonnie Herring said that the costs $110, departs at 5 a.m. and turnout was almost double what they returns around 7 p.m. The fee in- usually get for a run this time of year. cludes transportation, charter fee, Five units participated in the run rod and reel, bait, cleaning servic- and each received a streamer for their es and lunch. This trip is open to unit colors. military spouses, civilians, and re- The Men’s Open category was won tirees over the age of 18. For more information, call 753-8970. ‘Madness’ At Strike Zone The Strike Zone Bowling Center will host a “March Madness Race to the Final 4” bowling tourna- ment, Sunday, March 24, start- ing at noon. All bowlers will roll 10 games of 8-9 No Tap (9 male; 8 female). The top four pin fall bowlers will play the new PBA TV Finals Format to determine the winner. Entry fee is $45. HAS Hosts Spaghetti Dinner On Wednesday, March 27, start- ing at 5 p.m., the Humphreys American School will host its first Continuous School Improvement Family Spaghetti Dinner Night in the school’s cafeteria. This event Lauren Shin poses with her medal after is open to all community mem- The nice, spring-like weather brough out more than 250 people to participate in the bers. The cost of the dinner is $5 finishing with a time of 10 minutes flat, good enough for second place in the “Pot of Gold 5K” run, March 9. The next monthly run is the “Eggstavaganza 5K,” sched- per family. Girl’s (Under 12) category during the Chil- uled for March 30, starting at 9 a.m. To pre-register, visit any of the Camp Humphreys dren’s 1 Mile run. gyms or call 753-8031.
  10. 10. PAGE USAG HUMPHREYS THE MORNING CALMMore than 1500 people jammed into the Pyeongtaek University 90th Anniversary Building, March 7, to attend a concert featuring Republic of Korea Army Cpl. Jung Ji-hoon,better know to his fans as “Rain,” and other K-pop artists and performers. – U.S. Army photo by Jaeyeon SimMembers of the Camp Humphreys and Osan Air Base communities attended a concert Although most who attended the concert were there to see “Rain,” currently serving inthat celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the U.S.-ROK alliance at Pyeongtaek Univer- the ROK Army, there was plenty of entertainment leading up to his appearance.– U.S.sity.– U.S. Army photo by Jaeyeon Sim Army photo by Jaeyeon SimConcert celebrates 60 year US-ROK alliance partnershipBy Jaeyeon Sim sored by Pyeongtaek City. Rain, who is one of the most famous and several U.S. and ROK SoldiersUSAG Humphreys Public Affairs More than 1,500 people attended celebrities in Korea, showed up on shared a moment by taking commem- the concert, including personnel from the stage many people crowded into orative pictures together. CAMP HUMPHREYS – In celebra- Camp Humphreys and Osan Air Base, the front. He came down and shook “The Pyeongtaek University stafftion of the 60th Anniversary of the Soldiers from ROKA 51st Infantry hands with fans during his perfor- provided a warm welcomed to all theU.S.-ROK alliance and Pyeongtaek Division, ROK Navy 2nd Fleet, RO- mance. USFK personnel, which is a display ofUniversity’s centennial anniversary, KAF Operations Command Support Before he came out, other K-Pop the strong alliance and cooperation wea concert featuring the Korean pop Group, ROKAF 7th Communication stars like Sangchu and 9MUSES, as have with our local Korean communi-singer “Rain,” was held at the Pyeong- Group, Pyeongtaek citizens and PTU well as others performed. Everybody ty,” said Sean McManus Sr., a programtaek University 90th Anniversary students. in the hall seemed to enjoy the perfor- analyst for the Camp HumphreysBuilding, March 7. The highlight of the show was mances. Family and Morale, Welfare and , Rec- The show was hosted by K-Force when ROKA Cpl. Jung Ji-hoon, best After the concert, some Soldiers reation. “The concert was great withMedia and organized by the university known as Rain, took the stage to happened to meet their old Korean the variety of artists performing. It wasResearch Center for USFK, and spon- sing his hit song “Hip Song.” When friends from the Headstart Program a pleasure to see the live show.” x
  11. 11. USAG-H • PAGE MORNING CALM THE MORNING CALMSequestration will affect programs, readinessBy Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. “But there’s going to be some long-term readiness tions like TAPS. You can count on me to continue toAmerican Forces Press Service issues that will affect the force,” he noted. “You can’t be a strong advocate of that.” take $500 billion out over five years, $46 billion out Despite these commitments, Dempsey said, WASHINGTON – The Defense Department will over six months. I mean, Houdini couldn’t figure that things will happen at the local level that Pentagonsee effects to long-term military readiness and sup- out. So when I get asked about why we’re not figuring leadership won’t see.port programs such as the Tragedy Assistance Pro- it out, it’s because I’m not Houdini. There [are] some “I [may] say I’m going to make sure we’re com-gram for Survivors under sequestration’s fiscal con- things we’re going to have to do to sweep up every bit mitted to wounded warriors, and then a woundedstraints, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said of money we can find in the next six months.” warrior’s spouse tries to go to the commissary at Forthere March 12. Just as in businesses, the general said, more than Carson, Colo., and it’s closed,” he said. “[This is] go- Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey gave remarks and half of the Defense Department’s budget is spent in ing to happen, because of this issue of sweeping upfielded questions from the audience at the National the first half of the fiscal year. the money we need to get through the year. ThereLeague of Cities Congressional Cities Conference. “So [the spending cuts are] going to have an ef- will be things done at the local level that we won’t “Sequestration was the thing that was never sup- fect,” Dempsey said. “The commitment I’ve made is have any visibility on.”posed to happen,” he said. The task now, he added, is we’ve got to keep faith and make sure the force that The chairman said troops and their families mustto figure out how to proceed. we’re deploying -- the one that’s there now and the communicate with each other so the effects of se- The military must defend the nation and will do next to go -- they will clearly be the priority.” questration are, the chairman said. But the bond of trust between The chairman was clear that wounded warriors “There are going to be things that we don’t see atthe nation and its military must endure, he added. and their families will remain a priority for DOD. this level that will affect your communities,” DempseyTAPS, Gold Star Families and the Wounded Warrior “They’ve made a commitment to us,” he said. said. “And what I’ve encouraged other military mem-Project are among organizations that manifest that “We’ve got to make a commitment to them. And [we bers and families to do is ... stay in touch with eachbond of trust, he added. have] our commitment to partnering with organiza- other so we actually understand the effect.” xUS urges North Korea to tone down threats, rhetoricBy Donna Miles Little condemned North Korea’s saying they “will only further isolate rhetoric is bellicose and the rhetoric isAmerican Forces Press Service destabilizing activities the day af- North Korea and undermine interna- a bit too high,” Little said. “So let’s take ter declaring that it had nullified the tional efforts to pursue peace and sta- this down a notch, I would say to them, WASHINGTON – U.S. and South 60-year-old armistice agreement there. bility in Northeast Asia.” and engage the right way.”Korean forces remain “postured for any “North Korea’s bellicose rhetoric He acknowledged North Korea’s U.S. Forces Korea, and other U.S.contingency” on the Korean Peninsula, and threats follow a pattern designed track record that shows an unwilling- troops from U.S. Pacific CommandPentagon Press Secretary George Little to raise tensions and to intimidate oth- ness to conform to the international and about 10,000 South Korean forcessaid March 12 as he called on North ers,” Little told reporters at a Pentagon community’s requirements – through are currently participating in the KeyKorea to tone down its rhetoric and news conference. nuclear tests and most recently, a Resolve exercise that promotes theircomply with its international obliga- “North Korea will achieve nothing ratcheting up of threatening language. ability to work together to defendtions. by threats or provocation,” he added, “The fact of the matter is that their South Korea. x