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  1. 1. MAY 31, 2013 • Volume 11, Issue 31 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea TO KOREA: Special Edition of the Morning CalmKorea-wide Road Map P20Korean Traffic Signs P29Incheon Airport Guide P36Navigation Tipsfor NewcomersOVERVIEWWelcome P02Education P04Housing P06In-processing P19FMWR P33Religious Support P39USAG Red Cloud P08USAG Yongsan P14USAG Humphreys P16USAG Daegu P22Radio and TV P12Map of Korea P20Korean War History P24Demilitarized Zone P27Traffic Signs P29Airport Guide P36GARRISONS MAPS & GUIDESLearn Korean P35P37MedicalCare FacilitiesWelcome to KoreaWelcome to KoreaU.S.ArmyphotosbyEdwardN.Johnson
  2. 2. PAGE 2 • WELCOME EDITION WELCOME TO KOREAOnline ResourcesThe Army’s Assignment of ChoiceThe Morning CalmPublished by the United States Army Garrison HumphreysPublic Affairs Officein coordination withUSAG Red Cloud, USAG Yongsan and USAG DaeguPublic Affairs OfficesUSAG RED CLOUDCommander: Col. John M. ScottPublic Affairs Officer: Dave PalmerWriter/Editor: Franklin FisherStaff Writer: Cpl. Lee Seong-suUSAG YONGSANCommander: Col. Michael E. MasleyPublic Affairs Officer: Mark AbuegCommand Information Officer: Nikki MaxwellWriter/Editor: Sgt. Kevin FrazierStaff Writers: Sgt. Lee Hyo-kangPfc. Lim Hong-eo, Pfc. Jung Ji-hoonUSAG HUMPHREYSCommander: Col. Darin S. ConkrightPublic Affairs Officer: Edward N. JohnsonCommand Information Officer: Steven HooverStaff Writer: Pfc. Ma Jae-sangInterns: Jaeyeon Sim, Tanya ImVolunteer: Kendra MooreUSAG DAEGUCommander: Col. Kathleen A. GavlePublic Affairs Officer: Philip MolterCommand Information Officer: Mary GrimesStaff Writers: Pfc. Chin Hyun-joon, Pvt. Choi Hyun-kyuIntern: Lee Seung-bin, Nam Young-ho, Lee Eun-byulThis Army newspaper is an authorized publication for membersof the Department of Defense. Contents of The Morning CalmWeekly are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, theU.S. Government, Department of Defense, or Department ofthe Army. The editorial content of this weekly publication is theresponsibility of the United States Army Garrison HumphreysPublic Affairs Office. Circulation: 9,500Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way connected withthe U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with theContracting Command-Korea. The civilian printer is responsiblefor commercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in thispublication, including inserts or supplements, does not constituteendorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products orservices advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shallbe made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard torace, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physicalhandicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of thepurchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal op-portunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuseto print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected.Oriental Press President: Charles ChongTelephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253Fax: (02) 790-5795E-mail: oppress@kornet.netMail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758Location: Yongsan, Main PostPhone: DSN 738-4068Welcome to Korea:Morning Calm Red Cloud Yongsan Humphreys Daegu News War traditional dancers perform at the Korean Folk Village in Suwon. The village features numerouscultural presentations and entertainers, including an equestrian show, a high rope walking act, and atraditional Korean wedding ceremony for spectators. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kevin FrazierWelcome to the Republic of Korea. Whether this is yourfirst time on the peninsula or a return assignment, you canlook forward to a rewarding tour of duty in the “Land of theMorning Calm.”You are joining a proud line of military professionals whohelped the Republic of Korea become a booming worldeconomic power and one of our strongest allies. You area part of our Good Neighbor Program and the way youinteract with our Korean friends makes a real difference inthe strength of our Alliance. Every Servicemember, civilian,contractor and family member stationed in Korea representsthe United States. Treat our Korean friends as you wouldwant to be treated.Korea is an ancient nation with a rich 5,000-year history.The people of the Republic of Korea have developedthis nation into a vibrant economy that competes in theinternational arena with the 15th largest Gross DomesticProduct in the world, and the largest ship building facilityfound anywhere.For both newcomers and returnees to Korea, you’ll see amove toward the best the Army has to offer. You can counton your local MWR, services units and USO to help youlook forward to a personally and professionally rewardingexperience in the “Land of the Morning Calm.” Please takeadvantage of the many trips and tours to better understandthe wonderful culture of our Korean ally.From your first day in Korea, you’ll become a part of anew vision of making life better for Soldiers, DoD civiliansand family members.UnitedStatesForcesKoreaisinthemidstofatransformationthat has turned Quonset huts into memories and is committedto providing modern facilities on consolidated bases in just afew short years. Service programs here are also improvingto match the new facilities. The construction of new Armyfamily housing, a robust facility renovation program, andrapidly expanding family support services have all contributedsignificantly to Korea becoming a sought after assignment ofchoice, and rest assured, the best is yet to come.In recent years, community members and senior leadersgathered together to sign the Army Family Covenant.That promise is our guarantee to provide a quality of lifecommensurate with the service of our great Soldiers andfamily members. Leaders here remain fully committed to thiscovenant and assure you that they will continue to supportand expand programs and facilities to support our Soldiers,families and our Civilian workforce. We are playing a large rolein the Army’s effort to make Korea one of the best possibleassignments, where families are welcome.Our families are in many ways the true selfless servants toourArmy and our nation. With that in mind, we are continuallyimproving the quality of life here and are wholly embracing theArmy Family Covenant and the valuable programs availableto Soldiers and families at every garrison in Korea. We arehere for you and your family so you can focus on your mission.The realignment of United States Forces Korea and thetransformation at USAG Humphreys and USAG Daegu is oneof the largest transformational efforts in the history of ourArmy.All of our garrisons have accomplished a tremendous amountof major construction projects, force protection initiatives and,most importantly, they have greatly increased the readinessand improved the quality of life for our Soldiers and families.As exemplified by the photos on these pages, we areentering a new era, one that has opened the door to someof the finest housing and support services found anywherein the Army.We trust you will find it to be the tour of a lifetime.
  3. 3. WELCOME EDITION • PAGE TO KOREAAbove – A family poses for picture during the Month of Military Child Community Fun Fair onUSAG Yongsan. — U.S.Army photo by Pfc. Jung Ji-Hoon. Above right, a performer at the YangjuByeolsandaenori parades around the plaza before the mask dance performance begins. Themore than 200-year-old Yangju Byeolsandaenori is designated as Important Intangible CulturalProperty Number 2. Bottom right, heavy equipment has been a continual sight on CampHumphreys, home of the largest construction project in the history of the Department of Defense.Top Left, Zach Brainard, 4th Chemical Company, participates in the 10-kilometer mountain bikerace at Camp Casey. Above, Korean traditional dancers perform at the Korean Folk Village inSuwon. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kevin FrazierAbove, Maj. Aaron Basham, from Special Operations Command (SOCKOR) and son LayneBasham, came out to show support team spirit with their favorite team cheerleaders, during aMeet and Greet at the R&R Bar and Grill on USAGYongsan. —U.S.ArmyphotobySgt.KevinFrazier
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PAGE 4 • WELCOME EDITION EDUCATION & SCHOOLSKorea DistrictSuperintendent’s OfficeU.S. Eighth Army Garrison, YongsanEmail: KoreaSUPT_DSO@pac.dodea.eduPhone: (DSN) 738-6826From the U.S.: 011-82-2-7918-5922Web Site: http://www.korea.pac.dodea.eduCasey Elementary SchoolCamp Casey, DongducheonEmail: principal_caseyes@pac.eduPhone: (DSN) 730-6444From the U.S.: 011-82-31-869-6444Web Site: http://www.casey-es.pac.dodea.eduCT Joy Elementary SchoolCommander Fleet Activities ChinhaeEmail: principal.ctjoyes@pac.dodea.eduPhone: (DSN) 762-5466/5477From the U.S.: 011-82-55-540-5466Web Site: http://www.ctjoy-es.pac.dodea.eduDaegu American SchoolCamp GeorgeEmail: Principal_DaeguAS@pac.dodea.eduPhone: (DSN) 768-9501From the U.S.: 011-82-53-473-4354 High SchoolCamp WalkerEmail: Kristopher.Kwiatek@pac.dodea.eduPhone: (DSN) 768-9501From the U.S.:011-82-53-473-4354 American SchoolHumphreys GarrisonEmail: PRINCIPAL_*HUMPHREYES@pac.dodea.eduPhone: (DSN) 753-6313From the U.S.: 011-82-31-690-6313http://www.humphreys-es.pac.dodea.eduOsan Elementary SchoolOsan Air BaseEmail: PRINCIPAL.OSANES@pac.dodea.eduPhone: (DSN) 784-6912From the U.S.: 011-82-31-661-6912http://www.osan-es.pac.dodea.eduOsan High SchoolOsan Air BaseEmail: PRINCIPAL.OSANHS@pac.dodea.eduPhone: DSN 784-9076/9098/9096From the U.S.: 011-82-31-661-9098http://www.osan-hs.pac.dodea.eduSeoul Elementary SchoolU.S. Army Garrison YongsanPrincipal: Dr. Catherine YuricaEmail: PRINCIPAL_*SEOUL_ES@pac.dodea.eduPhone: DSN 736-4613/5978From the U.S.: 011-82-2-7916-4613Web Site: http://www.seoul-es.pac.dodea.eduSeoul High SchoolU.S. Army Garrison YongsanPrincipal: Mr. Richard SchlueterEmail: PRINCIPAL_SEOULHS@pac.dodea.eduPhone: DSN 738-5265/8140From the U.S.: 011-82-2-7918-5265http://www.seoul-hs.pac.dodea.eduSeoul Middle SchoolU.S. Army Garrison YongsanPrincipal: Mr. David DingesEmail: PRINCIPAL_SEOULMS@pac.dodea.eduPhone: (DSN) 736-7337/7364From the U.S.: 011-82-2-7916-7337/7364Allnewfamiliesareencouragedtoregisteras soon as they arrive. In Seoul goto the Community Services Building,Bldg. 4106, located across the streetfrom Dragon Hill Lodge and adjacentto Popeye’s. For schools other than Seoul, you willtake all paperwork directly to the school office toregister your students.The registration offices will require that certainspecific items be presented to register your children .You will need to bring a copy of the sponsor’s orders,the student’s immunization records, identificationcards and date of estimated return to States orextension (if applicable).You must also have sponsor and studentsocial security numbers. Children entering gradeskindergarten or first should show a birth certificateor passport.All children entering kindergarten mustbe 5 years old by Oct. 31.If your child is not included on your orders,a copy of the Family Entry Approval will also benecessary.Navy personnel must contact the PersonnelServices Detachment to acquire a letter statingthe names of the children accompanying them.The telephone number of the Seoul registrar isDSN 738-7707. An alternate number to obtaininformation regarding the schools is the KoreaDistrict Superintendent’s Office at DSN 738-5922.Department of DefenseDependent SchoolsGraduation& BeyondSeoul School BusTransportationOff-post residents should registerfor school bus transportation at the sametime you register for school. School busregistration is located in Building 4106, withthe school registrar. For information, call DSN738-5032.Seoul American Elementary SchoolWith classes in grades preschool to fifth grade,a staff of 113 and 1,200 students, Seoul AmericanElementary School is one of the largest elementaryschools in the Pacific Region.Known for its extensive curriculum program,SAES also offers programs for special needsstudents, counseling, enrichment, English as aSecond Language, Korean Immersion, HostNation Culture, computer, media, art,music and physical education programs.SAES offers a Sure Start programfor four-year old children identified as“at risk” for educational success.This program is similar to the HeadStart program implemented in many of theschool districts in the United States.Seoul American Elementary School will startat 8 a.m. and will dismiss at 2:15 p.m. Students inK thru fifth grade are required to remain at schoolduring the lunch period.For information, visit or call the school at DSN 736-4613. Principal’soffice: 736-4613/5978.Seoul American Middle SchoolSeoul American Middle serves approximately450 students in grades 6-8. A staff of 58 dedicatedto the academic growth of all students providesan age appropriate program designed to meet theneeds of middle school students.Seoul American Middle School starts at 8:35a.m. and dismisses at 3:20 p.m.There is one lunch, from 12:35-1:05 p.m.;students are required to remain on the schoolcampus during lunch. For information, visit Principal’s office: 736-7364.Seoul American High SchoolSeoul American High School has an enrollmentof approximately 700 students in grades ninethrough 12 and a staff of 74.SAHS offers a curriculum designed to fitthe college bound student including advancedplacement courses, a ProfessionalTechnical Studiesprogram, CISCO Academy I and II, ComputerService and Support, and an Army Junior ReserveOfficer Training Corps program.There are new courses in reading, algebrasupport, and Chinese. SeoulAmerican High Schoolwill begin classes at 7:55 a.m., and conclude at 2:40p.m. Lunch is from 12:30 – 1:10 p.m. Principal’soffice: 738-5265/5261.For info, visit American SchoolHumphreys American School is located onUSAG-Humphreys in nearby Pyongtaek City. Theschool opened in 2002 for grades K to 6. HASbegan accepting middle school students, grades7and 8, in 2008.There are approximately 600 students in this fastgrowing community. Students will also receive art,music, physical education, computer technology, andhost nation instruction.There is special education, English as a SecondLanguage and Enrichment Program for thosestudents who qualify. A counselor and nurse willbe on the staff.Registration takes place in the school’s officethroughout the year. Bus registration also iscompleted in the school office. Principal: Joyce Diggs(753-6313). Contact: 753-6313. For information, visitwww.humphrey-es.pac.dodea.eduOsan American Elementary SchoolOsan American Elementary School is locatedon Osan Air Base, Songtan, Pyongtaek City. Theschool hours are 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.There are approximately 375 students enrolledin Osan American Elementary School.OAES offers the core curriculum and in additionprovides English as a Second Language, GiftedEducation, services for learning-impaired andcommunication-impaired students, art, music,physical education and Korean Culture. Extra-curricular activities are offered two days a week.Access to technology education is presented in oneof two computer labs for preschool to grade six.Registration takes place throughout the year inthe main office. (784-6912) Bus registration is heldin the high school.Principal’s office: 784-6912.Osan American Middle/High SchoolOsanAmerican High School provides educationfor 360 students, grades seven through 12. Schoolhours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Students are bussedfrom USAG Humphreys to Osan American HighSchool. Osan American High School also offers afull academic program to include computer serviceand support technology classes for students. There
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WELCOME EDITION • PAGE & SCHOOLSArmy Adult Education CentersCamp Carroll (USAG Daegu)................765-7702Camp Henry (USAG Daegu).................768-6693Camp Hovey..........................................732-5252Camp Stanley........................................732-5543K-16.......................................................741-6051USAG-Casey.........................................730-6859USAG-Humphreys.................................753-8901USAG-Red Cloud..................................732-7015USAG Yongsan.....................................723-8098Universities & CollegesCentral Texas CollegeCamp Carroll (USAG Daegu)................765-8346USAG-Humphreys.................................753-8911USAG Yongsan.....................................723-4961USAG-Red Cloud..................................732-6772University of MarylandCamp Carroll (USAG Daegu)................765-7728Camp Henry & K2 (USAG Daegu)........768-7857Camp Hovey..........................................730-5160Camp Long............................................721-3452Camps Stanley/Kyle..............................732-5543Chinae...................................................762-5385K-16.......................................................741-6525Kunsan AB.............................................782-7924Osan AB................................................784-3252USAG-Casey.........................................730-1809USAG-Humphreys.................................753-8915USAG-Red Cloud..................................732-7134USAG Yongsan.....................................723-7141University of PhoenixCamp Henry (USAG Daegu).................768-8094Osan AB................................................784-5664USAG Humphreys.................................753-8920USAG Yongsan.....................................723-7807Troy UniversityUSAG Yongsan.....................................723-7508is an Air Force JROTC program.Registration takes place throughout the year inthe main office. Telephone number: 784-9076 Busregistration takes place in the Bus RegistrationOffice in the high school. Principal’s office: 784-9076/9098/9096.Daegu American SchoolDaegu American School, located at CampGeorge, is a unit school providing education forPre-Kindergarten to 8th grade. Daegu High Schoolis located on Camp Walker.The estimated enrollment for both schools is650 students. The school hours are from 8 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.Registration is done at the DAS offices duringschool hours. DAS offers JROTC for 8-12 gradersand a full slate of extracurricular activities forstudents in every grade.Contact the Student Transportation Office,768-7722/6301, for information on bus routes andregistration.Principal’s office: 768-9501/9543/9531 . Forinformation, visit T. Joy Elementary SchoolC. T. Joy Elementary School is the smallestDoDDS-Korea school. It is located at the U. S. NavySupport Base at Chinhae. There are 35 studentsenrolled in Kindergarten to 8th grade.Itinerant special education teachers, a schoolpsychologist, information specialist and technologypersonnel complement and support the educationalprogram. Principal’s office: 762-5466/5477. with the 2013-14 school year, Humphreys Central Elementary Schooland Humphreys High School will replace Humphreys American School, whichcurrently serves kindergarten through eighth grades, giving Camp Humphreys itsfirst secondary school.Students who live at Humphreys but have been attending Osan American HighSchool will transfer to the new high school. Middle School students also will go to thenew high school until Humphreys Middle School is built for the 2014-15 school year.The new high school includes a performing arts auditorium, digital art and musiclabs, a digital video studio and an indoor regulation marksmanship range for theJunior ROTC program. The athletic fields will be available for use by communityorganizations as well as the schools.A total of three elementary schools (two other elementary schools are in variousstages of planning and design), one middle school and one high school will eventuallyform the installation’s education complex, with a projected enrollment of 4,675students.The South Korean government paid $81.3 million construction costs of the twoschools.Humphreys new schools openingSCHOOL MUSICAL: Humphreys AmericanSchool students perform holiday classicsongs during the HAS Musical at the USAG-Humphreys Community Activity Center.AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: School-aged children have access to a full-rangeof after-school activities, including youthsports, Scouting, free movies and avariety of modern recreational facilities.Casey Elementary SchoolThe first-ever Department of Defense EducationActivity school opened in Warrior Country hereAug. 30, 2010 for about 389 students in the SureStart through eighth grade. A second wing openedin August 2011 increasing the school’s maximumcapacity to about 500.Casey Elementary School starts at 8 a.m. anddismisses at 2:35 p.m. for kindergarten througheighth grade students. Sure Start students attendfrom 8 a.m. to 1:35 p.m.CES offers the core curriculum in addition toproviding English as a Second Language, GiftedEducation, services for learning impaired andcommunication-impaired students, and Koreanculture. Middle school students can chooseamong applied technology, art, band, drama, mathlab, physical education, Read 180, Spanish andyearbook for electives.Registration takes place throughout theschool year in the main office. Visit the StudentTransportation Office in room 121 between 9a.m. and 2 p.m. to register for the bus. For moreinformation, call 730-6411.Principal: Shelly Kennedy, 730-6444, For more information,visit DAY OF SCHOOL: Approximately 2,300 students are enrolled at Seoul American Elementary School, Seoul American MiddleSchool and Seoul American High School. FACING PAGE: Seoul American Middle School 2008 class photo.
  6. 6. PAGE 6 • WELCOME EDITION WELCOME TO KOREAArmy Family HousingAccompanied,command-sponsoredpersonnelarehoused inArmy Family Housing.When you in-process at the housing office, yourname will be placed on the appropriate waiting listfor your rank and family composition. Placement onthe waiting list will be based on your eligibility date,normally the date you departed your previous dutystation.The bedroom requirements are determined by thesizeofyourfamily.Coupleswithnochildrenorwithonechildareeligiblefortwo-bedroomunits.Sponsorswithtwo children are authorized three-bedroom units andfamilies with three or more children are authorized afour-bedrooms unit.Families with a requirement of four bedrooms ormoremayvoluntarilyacceptaunitwithfewerbedroomsthan they are authorized. This may significantlydecrease the waiting time for quarters; however, keepinmindthatyouwillbeconsideredadequatelyhousedfor the remainder of your tour, if you elect to do this.The Housing Office provides travel decisions forconcurrent travel (family housing available within 60days of arrival), deferred travel (housing availablewithin 140 days of arrival) and non-concurrent travel(housing available after 140 days of arrival).For information on housing travel status oravailability of family housing, contact your localhousing office.Off-Post HousingOff-posthousingisplentifulandconsistsofhigh-rise,mid- and low-rise apartments, villas, duplexes andsome single homes. Civilian employees are requiredto reside off post except for positions designated askey and essential. For active-duty military, regardlessof service, you can only reside off post if adequategovernment quarters for your rank and family sizeare not available. You will then be given a certificateof non-availability and authorization to seek economyquarters.Regardlessifyouaremilitaryorcivilian,donotenterintoaleaseagreementwithoutprocessingthroughtheHousing Referral Office.Unaccompanied Personnel HousingUnaccompaniedpersonnelarenormallyassignedtoUnaccompanied Personnel Housing on post.Thesefacilitiesconsistofnewlyrenovatedbarracks,bachelorenlistedquarters,seniorenlistedquartersandbachelor officer quarters.Unaccompaniedpersonnelarerequiredtoresideinon-post government quarters if space is available fortheir rank. Only when UPH is full will servicemembersbe given a certificate of non-availability and beauthorizedtoresideoffpost.Foradditionalinformationon UPH, call 738-5506.Living Quarters AllowanceLQA is a tax-free allowance paid to civilianemployees recruited from the U.S. in order tosubstantially offset the cost for suitable permanenthousingwhilestationedinKorea.LQAcoversthecostof rent and utilities. Most civilian employees assignedtoKorealiveoff-postinmodern,spaciousapartments.Upon arrival to Korea employees will meet with theGarrison housing office and receive assistance infinding just the right home.Welcome to Korea, your home away from homeArmy Housing:By USAG Yongsan Public AffairsVeterinary services are onYongsan fromthe 129th Medical Detachment and in USAGDaegu, at Camp Walker, and at CampHumphreys’ 106th Med. Det. VeterinaryClinics. All basic shots are provided at anominal cost.If you are bringing your pets, you musthave: Health Certificate, less than 10 daysold. The original plus two copies.— Rabies Certificate (the original plus twocopies). The vaccination must be currentand at least 30 days old.— Animals arriving without a current rabiesRed Cloud........................... 732-7487Yongsan............................... 738-3211Humphreys.......................... 753-7358Daegu/Camp Henry............. 768-7009(off-post referral).................. 768-8116Daegu/Camp Carroll............ 765-7823Housing OfficesMoving with Petsvaccination or one that is less than 30days old will be quarantined at the owner’sexpense for up to 30 days.— Bill of Lading or Certificate of ExcessBaggage with original signature (if theanimal is traveling unaccompanied).For more information, call the Yongsanclinic at 738-5145, the Daegu clinic at764-4858 or the Humphreys clinic at753-7038. From the United States, call011-82-505-number.The Osan Veterinary Treatment Facilityand Animal Shelter is also available at031-661-6614, Bldg. 766 at Osan Air Base, largest construction project in the history of the Department of Defense is underway on Camp Humphreys. Building new living quarters for families and single Soldiers is acommand priority as U.S. Forces Korea prepares to move from Seoul, and areas north of the city, to Camp Humphreys . Housing units like those pictured here, under constructionon Camp Humphreys, are designed to give Soldiers and families a sense of normalcy and community with every modern amenity one would expect to find in the States, while livingoverseas. — U.S. Army photo by Edward N. Johnson
  7. 7. WELCOME EDITION • PAGE FAMILY HOUSING: Tower, orhigh rise style family housing on Koreainstallations, provides ample livingspace while being conveniently locatedto post amenities. Hannam Village andBurke Towers at USAG Yongsan andfamily housing in Daegu follow thisstyle. Recently completed Housing atHumphreys Garrison has also beendeveloped to meet the needs of familiesby providing high-rise design with a MainStreet USA feel. Camp Humphreys (top)is also currently the site of the largestconstruction project in Department ofDefense history.
  8. 8. United States Army Garrison Red CloudCAMP CASEY – U.S. Army Garrison RedCloud is located in and around Uijeongbu, a cityof more than 430,000 people, about one hournorth of Seoul. Camps Stanley and Jacksonare also located in Uijeongbu. Area I – alsoknown as Warrior Country – is the U.S. Armycommunity north of Seoul and is command-sponsored with many advantages for youngFamilies.USAG Casey is also a part of the Red CloudGarrison command.The Casey Garrison enclaveincludes Camps Castle North, Hovey and Mobile.The Casey enclave is located in and aroundDongducheon, a city of more than 96,000.In 2012, USAG Red Cloud received its first-ever Army Communities of Excellence Award,given to military communities that operate at alevel of excellence. The garrison was awardedan ACOE honorable mention, and is one of 12Army garrisons worldwide to receive ACOErecognition that year.The USAG Red Cloud Directorate ofFamily and Morale, Welfare, and Recreationservices are “Second to None” with outstandingrecreational opportunities for Soldiers, civiliansand families living in Warrior Country.FMWR ClubsThe recently renovated Mitchell’s CommunityClub and Conference Center is the placeto go for lunch, dinner or an evening of funand entertainment on Camp Red Cloud. Alunch buffet is offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,weekdays. Patrons can also order from themenu. A barbecue is served outside the clubThursdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m. And brunch isavailable from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sundays.Camp Stanley operates Reggie’s, which isopen Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. - 1 a.m.Daily food service is available in the post’sbowling center.The Gateway Club on Camp Casey is the hotspot for all of Warrior Country. It boasts Primo’sExpress with sandwiches, wraps, dessertsand more, and Java Café, featuring Starbucksgourmet coffee. It also offers a pizza and pastabuffet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., weekdays. Abarbecue is served Wednesdays from 5 to 7:30p.m.The rock never stops with DJ sounds andlive entertainment.The Warrior’s Club at Camp Casey is anotherhot spot for food, featuring BlackAngus steaks inthe Redwood Steak House. Naps Barbecue – onthe opposite side of the club – offers southern-style beef, chicken and pork barbecue. Fresh livelobster is available at the Redwood.The Iron Triangle is well worth a visit foranyone making the drive to Camp Hovey. Itoffers a lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,weekdays, and its signature Hovey Burger – thebest burger in Warrior Country.FMWR BowlingFour bowling centers offer a variety oftournaments, league play and open bowling,not to mention snack shops serving popular HotStuff Pizza, and Mean Gene’s bowling’s burgers,fries, pizza and more.The Casey Bowling Center is currently underrenovation and slated to reopen in earlyAugust.Bowling is available in Red Cloud Lanes from11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday,and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.The Camp Stanley Bowling Center is openfrom 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday throughFriday, and Saturday and Sunday from 11 10 p.m. The Camp Hovey Bowling Center isopen from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday throughThursday, and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday andSaturday.FMWR GolfIf golf is your thing, then Warrior Country isthe place to be with two nine-hole golf courses –the Indianhead Golf Course on Camp Casey andthe Camp Red Cloud Golf Course on Camp RedCloud. Free sessions providing an introductionto the game of golf are available by appointment,and free regular adult lessons are to be offeredon the weekends.FMWR Sports, Fitness & AquaticsWarrior Country is known peninsula-widefor its outstanding sports, fitness and aquaticsprograms and facilities. There are six physicalfitness centers, four swimming pools (threeindoor), multiple ball fields and outdoor courts.FMWR LibrariesAdults and children alike can take advantageof one of the four FMWR libraries – at CampsCasey, Hovey, Red Cloud and Stanley – thatoffer DVD movies and Internet/Wi-Fi access, inaddition to a wide selection of books, magazinesand newspapers.FMWR Community Activity CentersUSAG Red Cloud operates four CommunityActivity Centers. Each CAC offers freeInternet and Wi-Fi access, video gaming andmusic rooms, a wide variety of tours, games,tournaments and outdoor recreation activitiesfrom low- to high-energy adventure sports.They also offer pool tournaments, plastic model-building, remote-controlled car competitions,shopping and amusement park trips and deep-sea fishing. The Casey Paintball Field hasproven to be particularly popular. Scuba divingcertification classes are also available.Patrons who desire something more thrillingcan visit the Casey Go-Kart Track. They mustbe at least 12 years old and 58 inches tall toride a car. Younger patrons who are at least 40inches tall may ride in a two-seater with an adult.FMWR Arts and CraftsArts and Crafts shops continue to providepatrons with an opportunity to learn new skills,such as ceramics, hobby crafts, model building,framing and more.FMWR Entertainment DivisionThe Entertainment Division has delivered avariety of live entertainment, such as the DallasCowboy cheerleaders, Montgomery Gentry,Cirque Dreams, Sesame Street and others,and talent-oriented competitions like OperationRising Star. It also plans numerous specialevents throughout the year, such as Cinco deMayo, the Labor Day Festival, and HalloweenBash.Another major event is the award-winningFourth of July celebration.Child, Youth and School ServicesCYSS programs and facilities are growing toaccommodate the increasing number of familiesarriving in Warrior Country.New community playgrounds were builtadjacent to Camp Casey’s Army CommunityService, the Gateway Club and the CareyFitness Center. Camp Red Cloud’s is next to itsswimming pool.CampCaseyishometoaChildDevelopmentCenter for children six-weeks old throughkindergarten. A School-Age Center for childrenin 1st through 5th grades, along with a YouthCenter for older children, operates in bldg. 2475.Also in Bldg. 2475 is a Parent Central Office forregistration in all CYSS programs. Registrationis currently free to all eligible military families.FMWR Army Community ServiceArmy Community Service, re-accredited in2011,offersavastarrayofqualityoflifeprogramsin its center, Bldg. 2451 on Camp Casey. There,ACS offers classes in personal finance, jobsearch/resume writing, career assessment,volunteer opportunities, parenting, healthyrelationships, stress, anger and communicationskills. For more information, visit FMWR at ProfileCommander: Col. John M. ScottCommand Sgt. Major: Command Sgt. Maj.Michael L. HatfieldDeputy Commander: Freddie L. GiddensLocation: Uijeongbu, South KoreaPopulation: 430,000History: Located at the “tip of the spear,”– U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud andArea I is forward deployed against theKorean Demilitarized Zone. The garrisonmanages U.S. Army installations north ofSeoul – Camps Casey, Hovey, Mobile andRodriguez Live Fire Range in the north andCamps Jackson, Red Cloud and Stanley inthe south. The area referred to as WarriorCountry is the “New Place to Live, Work andPlay” with the arrival of more than 2,200family members in the past two years. Theaim is to monitor and improve quality oflife of our Soldiers, Civilians and families.Key Facilities:Casey Lodge..............................730-4247Red Cloud Lodge.......................732-6818ACS Camp Casey......................730-3107Emergency Numbers:Emergency (on-post)...........................911Emergency (off-post)...........................119Emergency Hot LinesSuicide Prevention............010-3762-0457Abandoned Spouse....................730-3635Spouse/Child Abuse (on-post).............153(off-post)...0505-764-5997(off post as of Dec. 1)....... 05033-64-5997Sexual Assault (on-post).....................158(off-post)....... 0505-764-5700(off-post as of Dec. 1).....05033-64-5700Military Fire Dept.Camp Stanley.............................732-5660Camp Casey...............................730-2089Camp Red Cloud........................732-6617Military PoliceCamp Stanley....................732-5310/5319Camp Casey......................730-4417/4418Camp Red Cloud...............732-6693/6027Troop Medical CenterCamp Stanley.............................732-5313Camp Casey...............................730-4336Camp Red Cloud........................732-6011Military & Family Life ConsultantCamp Hovey..................... 010-5850-7521Casey Garrison................ 010-8691-3666Red Cloud Garrison.......... 010-3147-0756DPW Emergency Work OrdersCamp Casey...............................730-3724Camps Red Cloud/Stanley.........732-7714American Embassy....................721-411435235251515011110013010015NamhanImjinPukhanHanD a e j e o nS e o u lG y e o n g g i - D oI n c h e o nC h u n g c h e o n g n a m - D oC h u n g c h e o n g b uYeojuSeonghwanBoeunPongdongMujuGapyeongGanghwaHwacheonHamyolJanghowonCheongyangYeongdongEumseongSeocheonSongyunSintanjinGwangcheonGeumsanHongseongHoJincheonJanghangYeonanGeumcheonPanmunjeomUSAG CaseyUSAG Red CloudOsanAir BaseSuwonAir BaseKunsanAir BaseUSAG-HumphreysGwacheononDongducheonYesanUiwangSeosanOsanNonsanDaecheonGongjuAnseongGaeseongHwaseongNamyangjuUijeongbuSiheungPyeongtaekGwangmyeongGuriGunpoIcheonGunsanCheonanAnsanAnyangYonginGwangjuGimpoIksanAsanSeongnamBucheonGoyangIncheonSuwonDaejeonChuncheoCheongjuSeoulPAGE 8 • WELCOME EDITION USAG RED CLOUD
  9. 9. WELCOME EDITION • PAGE RED CLOUD(Clockwise from top) An Easter Egghunter spies additional prey at CampRed Cloud; a toddler gets a close-uplook at a 2nd Infantry Division combatvehicle on static display at Camp Hovey;Soldiers play through one of the intensemoments of a soccer game duringWarrior Friendship Week at Camp Casey;Soldiers line up at Camp Red Cloud fora Memorial Day Weekend barbecue puton by the Area I chaplains; a memberof a Korean traditional masked dancetroupe performs for Soldiers and familymembers at Camp Casey; a member ofthe South Korean 9th Airborne SpecialForces Brigade’s taekwondo teamdazzles an audience at Camp Caseyduring a martial arts demonstration; achild sits for face-painting during anannual Cinco de Mayo Celebration andMotorcycle Rally at Camp Casey. –Photos by Maj. Federico Martinez, Pfc.Lee Seong-su, Dave Palmer.
  10. 10. PAGE 10 • WELCOME EDITION WELCOME TO KOREAPOST EXCHANGESCamp BonifasBonifas PXMon.-Tue. & Thu.-Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.Wed. & Sun. Closed734-8584Camp HoveyHovey PXMon. -Thu. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.,Fri. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun.9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 730-5146USAG DAEGUCamp Walker Main PXDaily 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.764-4638/4305Camp Carroll PXDaily 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.765-8330USAG HUMPHREYSExchange Shopping Mall, Bldg. S-400Daily 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 753-8291/8297Suwon PXDaily 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.788-5505Yong In PXTue. - Fri. noon -7 p.m.Sat. noon - 6 p.m., Sun./Mon. Closed741-7445Camp StanleyStanley PXThurs. - Tues. - 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.,Wed. Closed732-5359/5555USAG CASEYCasey Main ExchangeMon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.Sun. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.730-4860/ 4865Exchange Facilities USAG RED CLOUD PXCRC PX Daily 9 a.m.-10 p.m.732-9048/6574USAG YONGSAN MAIN EXCHANGEYongsan Main Post - Main StoreDaily 9 a.m.-8 p.m.724-3088/ 3244 K-16 PXMon.-Fri. 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.Sat., Sun. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.741-6379Hannam PXTue. 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Wed.-Sat. 2 - 8 p.m.Sun. & Mon. Closed, 723-4462EXPRESS: USAG CASEY ShopetteMon. - Sat. 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.Sun. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 730-4486Dragon Valley PXMon. - Fri. 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.Sat. - Sun. Closed730-4872702nd Maint PXMon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.,Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. Closed730-3769Fires Brigade PXMon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.,Sat., Sun. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., 730-1352Casey Mini MallMon. – Fri. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 730-3799Camp Hovey: Hovey Mini MallMon.- Fri. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Sun. Closed, 730-5176USAG DAEGUCamp HenryMon-Sat 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.,Sun. 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.768-7562USAG HUMPHREYSAFH ShoppetteMon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-9 p.m.,Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., 753-80373rd MI Shoppette/Charlie’s EateryMon.-Fri. 7 a.m.- 11 p.m., 753-8908Sat. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.Sun. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.Zoeckler Station ExchangeMon.-Thu. 7 a.m.-10 p.m.Fri. 7 a.m.-Mid, Sat. 10 a.m.-MidSun 10 a.m.-10 p.m., 754-3626USAG RED CLOUDCRC Mini MallMon-Sat 1000-1900, Sun: Closed732-6497USAG YongsanFour SeasonsDaily 9 a.m.-8 p.m.723-2072/ 2073Yongsan Main Post ShoppetteDaily 7 a.m.-10 p.m.723-2068Yongsan South Post ShoppetteDaily 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.738-4154121 Hospital PXMon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.Sat., Sun. Closed737-4475Camp CoinerMini-MallMon.-Sat. noon -8 p.m./Sun. 2-7 p.m.724-4120/5179Dragon Hill PXDaily 1 a.m.-midnight738-6090/ 6809COMMISSARIESUSAG Daegu Camp Walker CommissaryTues.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.Sun. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Closed Monday. 764-4950USAG Daegu Camp Carroll CommissaryMon.-Tue. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Thur.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 730-4452Humphreys CommissaryMon. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Tue. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Thu.-Sat. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,Closed Wednesday, 753-5467/6711Casey CommissaryTue., Fri., Sat., Sun., 11a.m.- 8 p.m.Wed.-Thu., 11a.m.-7p.m., Mon. Closed730-4451/4452Yongsan CommissaryTue. -Thur., Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m. - 8p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.- 7 p.m., Mon. Closed736-3301Hannam CommissarySun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,Mon., Thur.-Fri. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.Wed. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.Tues. Closed, 723-3892Red Cloud CommissaryMon., Tue., Thurs., Fri., Sat, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.Closed Wednesday732-7649AAFES THEATERSHenry Theater768-7724/7732Carroll Theater765-8242Casey Theater730-4856Red Cloud Theater732-7214Humphreys Movie Theater 753-7716Yongsan Theater728-3154Prepare early for PCS movesalleviate conflicts that may occur withdesired packing and pick up dates.When scheduling dates, customersshould remember to:n Avoid scheduling pickup dates onthe day their housing lease expires, sincethis prevents adjustments for unforeseenchallenges such as carrier equipmentshortages which sometimes occur duringthis busy time of year.n Avoid changing their scheduled packingand pickup days once made. There isno guarantee they will be able to obtainimmediate or near-term alternate dates.n Understand that not everyone will be ableto move on the last day of the month due tothe many moves occurring during this peakmovement season.As a reminder, certain items cannot beshipped. These items include:n Combustible liquids (certain alcoholicbeverages, antifreeze compounds)n Explosives (fireworks, propellants,ammunition)n Compressed gases (fire extinguishers,scuba diving tanks, aerosol cans)n Corrosive liquids (acids, acidic batteries,Special to the Morning CalmPersonal Property Shipping andProcessing Offices experience theirpeak movement season each year fromMay through August. During thesemonths, there are as many personalproperty shipments as the rest of theyear combined.As such, customers are remindedto plan their moves. Customers whoare within the 90 days of their DateExpected to Return from Overseasand still do not have reassignmentinstructions should contact their order-issuing authority in order to expediteprocessing and issuance of their ordersas soon as possible.Servicemembers, retirees, andDoD employees are advised tomake counseling appointments withPPPOs in their area of responsibilityimmediately upon receipt of PCS/travel orders. In order to obtain desiredpacking and pick up dates, customersshould make counseling appointmentsat least three weeks in advance todisinfectants, rust preventing/removingcompounds)n Flammables (acetone, ammonia, cleaningfluids, enamel, kerosene, gasoline, propanetanks, enamel, paint, varnish, turpentine)Pets are another important part of manypeople’s PCS moves and shipment of petsare the owner’s responsibility and must bedone at the owner’s expense. Commercialairlines often restrict shipment of pets tocertain destinations during summer monthsdue to high temperatures coupled withextended aircraft ground times. Pet ownersshould coordinate their shipments well inadvance of their projected departures withthe airlines.Members are referred to theTransportation and Travel “It’s Your Move”Army Pamphlet 55-2 on the SDDC homepage,, for furtherhelpful shipping information.Installation Transportation Officesremain committed to assist you in everythingpossible to help ensure you have a smoothmove.Early preparation by people movingduring the peak movement season willgreatly help.DoD Customers (servicemembers,retirees and Department of Defensecivilians) now enjoy Full ReplacementValue protection on most DoD-fundedpersonal property shipments. Underthe FRV program, the TransportationService Provider/Carrier is liable for thegreater of $5,000 per shipment or fourtimes the net weight of the shipment (inpounds), up to $50,000.The Military Surface Deploymentand Distribution Command havepublished a detailed set of guidelinesthat governs FRV coverage on itswebsite.DoD Customers can find the websiteat Full Replacement ValueProtection.Further FRV information can befound on the various Military ClaimsOffices websites.For more information, contactthe traffic management specialist,at Transportation Branch, LogisticsDivision, at 738-3466.
  11. 11. WELCOME EDITION • PAGE you’re looking to spend anafternoon browsing the latest products in aspacious department store or pick up somesouvenirs in a traditional Korean market,there’s always a place to shop in Korea. Forinformation on all the shopping venues listed(and more) visit www.tour2korea.comMyeong-dong Shopping DistrictOffers clothes, accessories and shoesSeoul Subway Line 4 Myeongdong Station ExitNamdaemun MarketOffers food, tableware, clothes, jewelry, shoes,eyeglasses, and camerasSeoul Subway Line 4, Hoehyeon Station ExitDongdaemun MarketOffers clothes (including Hanboks), jewelry,shoes, and sports wearSeoul Subway Line 2 Dongdaemun StadiumStation, or Line 1 or 4 Dongdaemun StationInsa-dongOffers souvenirs, traditional crafts, andartworksSeoul Subway Line 1, Jonggak StationItaewonOffers clothes, shoes, antiques and tailorshopsSeoul Subway Line 6, Itaewon Station Exit1,2,3ApgujeongOffers luxury brand boutiquesCOEX Mall – Underground Shopping (English)Exit No. 5 and No. 6 of Samseong SubwayStation (Seoul Subway Line No. 2) are connectedto the COEX Mall.Seoul Medicine MarketHours are 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Closed first andthird Sunday of each monthLocated near Dongdaemun, Subway – Line 1Jegi Station Exit #2 – which is connected to theSeoul Medicine MarketDaegu Medicine Market (Jung-gu Deagu)Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.(until 5 p.m. during the winter)Saturdays, holidays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ClosedSundaysFive min from the Banwoldang Subway Stationand Jungangno StationE-MartLocated throughout Korea, E-Mart offers a wideselection of products ranging from electronics,entertainment, apparel, toys, jewelry, grocery,household goods, and more.Lotte World Shopping Mall and Lotte MartAdjacent to Lotte World amusement park inSeoul; Lotte Mart contains a Toys R Us.Lotte Department Store is located throughoutthe Korea region. g U.S.Army photos by Edward N. JohnsonShopping off post
  12. 12. Cable TelevisionAlmost every Soldier in the USA has access to cable television, and during your tourin Korea that will be no different.FMWR operates the Army’s only cable television program in the world. This one-of-a-kind quality of life program offers basic and premium service to residents living on Armyinstallations for minimal fees. The price for basic service is $15 a month to cover maintenanceand distribution costs. Premium service is $40 monthly.Basic Service includes,AFN-Pacific,AFNAtlantic,AFN-News,AFN-Sports,AFN Movies,AFN Family, AFN Spectrum, AFN Xtra, ThePentagon News Channel and several localKorean stations, among others. The PremiumPackage offers a diversified channel line-upthat includes movies, sports, and adventure,We have sign-up locations on eachgarrison. For additional information and currentsubscription rates call DSN 738-2288 or visityour local FMWR Cable TV office.FMWR Cable services are only availableon military installations. Authorized viewersresiding off-post can take advantage of theAFRTS Direct to Home Service.The necessaryequipment to receive this service can beleased from your local AAFES Exchange. Fortechnical assistance, please call 738-2288(CATV); on Camp Walker, 764-5596.PAGE 12 • WELCOME EDITION RADIO AND TELEVISIONThunder AM ScheduleMondayMdnt News and Commentary1 a.m. Classic Rock4 a.m. Country7 a.m. News and Commentary9 a.m. Sporting News Radio10 a.m. Classic Rock1 p.m. Country4 p.m. News and Commentary5 p.m. Country8 p.m. Sports: Mike & Mike in the Morning9 p.m. NPR Morning Edition10 p.m. Rush Limbaugh11 p.m. Ed Schultz ShowTuesday – FridayMdnt News and Commentary1 a.m. Classic Rock4 a.m. Country7 a.m. News and Commentary9 a.m. ESPN Sports10 a.m. Classic Rock1 p.m. Country4 p.m. News and Commentary5 p.m. Country8 p.m. Sports: Mike & Mike in the Morning9 p.m. NPR Morning Edition10 p.m. Rush Limbaugh11 p.m. Ed Schultz ShowSaturdayMdnt News and Commentary1 a.m. Classic Rock4 a.m. Country7 a.m. News and Commentary9 a.m. ESPN Sports10 a.m. Talk Radio - Prairie Home Companion11 a.m. Car TalkNoon Classic Rock3 p.m. Classic Rock6 p.m. Country10 p.m. American Country CountdownSundayMdnt American Country Countdown3 a.m. Classic Rock7 a.m. News and CommentaryNoon Classic Rock6 p.m. Sporting News Radio8 p.m. Sports Talk - Race Day11 p.m. Sports Talk - Game Time Sat RewindAFN The Eagle ScheduleMondayMdnt Hot AC1 a.m. The Nerve6 a.m. AFN The Eagle10 a.m. Hot AC2 p.m. AFN The Eagle6 p.m. Hot AC8 p.m. Kidd Kraddick in the MorningTuesday — FridayMdnt Kidd Kraddick in the MorningSee Monday above from 1 a.m.SaturdayMdnt Kidd Kraddick in the Morning1 a.m. The Nerve6 a.m. Hot ACNoon Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest4 p.m. Hot AC11 p.m. Top 40 with Ryan SeacrestSundayMdnt Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest3 a.m. The Nerve6 a.m. Hot ACNoon American Country Countdown4 p.m. Hot ACTV Channel ProgrammingChannel Programming1 AFN|Sports2 AFN|Prime Atlantic3 AFN|Spectrum4 AFN|Prime Pacific5 AFN|News6 AFN|xtra7 Program Guide9 AFN|Family10 AFN|MovieRadio FrequenciesLocation AM / FMChinhae (Chinhae Naval Base) 1512 / 88.5Daegu (Camp Walker) 1080 / 88.5Dongducheon (USAG-Casey) 1197 / 88.3Gunsan (Kunsan Air Base) 1440 / 88.5Gwangju (Gwangju Air Base) None / 88.5Pohang (Camp Mujuk) 1512 / NonePyongtaek (USAG-Humphrey) 1440 / 88.3Seoul (USAG Yongsan) 1530 / 102.7Songtan (Osan Air Base) 1359 / 88.5Uijongbu (USAG-Red Cloud) 1161 / 88.5Waegwan (Camp Carroll) 1080 / 88.5Wonju (Camp Long) 1440 / 88.3Tune in to AmericanForces Network Koreafor news, entertainmentCable TV, provided by Family,Morale, Welfare, Recreation
  14. 14. PAGE 14 • WELCOME EDITION USAG YongsanUnited States Army Garrison YongsanWelcome to the U.S. Army GarrisonYongsan. We are one of the top seven Armyinstallations in the world today.USAG Yongsan supports Soldiers, Civiliansand Family Members with outstandinginstallation facilities, spacious housing, a5-star hotel and fantastic restaurants, newfirst-rate recreational centers and spectacularaccess to Korean food and culture.USAG Yongsan serves the largestpopulation of Americans in Korea withexcellence in installation managementand customer support while continuouslyimproving quality of life in the U.S. ArmyGarrison Yongsan community.“Welcome to Korea,’” said Col. MichaelE. Masley, garrison commander for USAGYongsan. “The Republic of Korea is a greatplace to live, work or visit. Whether this isyour first tour to Korea or a return assignment,you can look forward to a personally andprofessionally rewarding experience in theLand of the Morning Calm.”The garrison comprises just over 630acres located within Yongsan District ofSeoul, Korea’s capital. Garrison facilitiesinclude multiple family housing areas, a largecommissary and post exchange, numerousArmy Family and Morale, Welfare andRecreation facilities, restaurants, indoor andoutdoor sports complexes, a library, a bowlingalley, a skateboard park, a miniature golfcomplex, a hospital, three dental clinics, threeDepartment of Defense Dependent Schools,a United Service Organization (USO), a childdevelopment center, indoor and outdoorswimming pools, an automotive care center,and a self-service gas station.The garrison is also home to the DragonHill Lodge. The hotel is operated as an ArmedForces Recreation Center by the U.S. Armyin support of the mission. The Dragon HillLodge is one of fourArmed Forces RecreationCenters around the world.The garrison consists of two main areas,Main Post and South Post, which arephysically divided by a four-lane boulevardthat links two Seoul neighborhoods. In 2003,garrison officials constructed a two-laneoverpass bridge over the boulevard to solvetraffic congestion problems.Collier Community Fitness Center is thecommunity’s primary fitness center. Thefacility is named in honor of Corporal JohnCollier, who was posthumously awarded theMedal of Honor for his service during theKorean War. This sports complex is located onYongsan South Post and features basketball,racquetball, volleyball, baseball, softball,aerobic, and weight training facilities, andalso offers authorized patrons a variety ofinstructor-lead fitness training programs. TheCollier Field House is also used for communityevents and town hall meetings.East of the garrison is the commercialshopping district of Itaewon. With itswesternized shopping and nightlife, it is apopular place to visit. To the west of Yongsanis the Samgakji subway station and worldfamous Yongsan Electronics Market.The USAG Yongsan community is a vibrantAmerican neighborhood located in the centerof the world’s second largest metropolitanarea.Yongsan community members are usedto a high quality of life, frequent celebrations,picnics, events and a wide variety of activities.For example, the Yongsan Arts and CraftsCenter is one of the top such facilities in theArmy. In 2007, the Army recognized the Artsand Crafts Center as the best. There are allkinds of classes and activities from a digitalphotography studio to a woodworking shop.The Yongsan theater program is anothermajor plus for community members. Localactors are always working on the nextproduction to be performed at the MoyerTheatre.Bowling centers on K-16 Airfield andYongsan Garrison offer contests andpromotions, league bowling and specialevents.The Yongsan chapel community offers awide variety of workshop options at the SouthPost Chapel and Memorial Chapel at YongsanGarrison, and at the K-16 Airfield Chapellocated in the Community Activities Center.The Family and Morale, Welfare andRecreation, as well as the Camp Kim USOconstantly offer tour options around Koreaand Asia. Because of the nearby IncheonInternational Airport, Yongsan is a gatewayto the rest of Asia.USAG Yongsan truly is “The Community ofChoice,” where everyone is Yongsan Strong!Community ProfileCommander: Col. Michael E. MasleyCommand Sergeant Major:Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel L. WilllingDeputy Commander: Henry Paul StuartLocation: Seoul, Republic of KoreaWebsite: 20,000 Service members,Civilian Employees, Family members,contractors, retirees, Korean Augmenteesto the U.S. Army, Korean military, KoreanServiceCorps,KoreanNationalEmployees.History: Yongsan Garrison is one of nineArmy installations that make up U.S. ArmyGarrison Yongsan. Yongsan is home to theheadquarters of the U.S. military presencein Korea, known as United States ForcesKorea, as well as the headquarters forthe 8th U.S. Army. At the close of WorldWar II, U.S. forces took over the garrisonfrom occupying Japanese Imperial Armysoldiers. The newly formed Republic ofKorea government granted U.S. forcespermission to use the garrison.During the Korean War, the garrisonwas abandoned, and then reclaimed. CampCoiner, covering approximately 50 acreson Yongsan Garrison’s northern edge,is named after 2nd Lt. Randall Coiner, aKorean War Silver Star recipient. After theKorean War it served as Korea’s primaryin-processing facility for Army troops. The1st Replacement Company serves as thecentral in-processing and orientation centerfor U.S. Servicemembers and their familiesarriving to Korea.The garrison also provides installationsupport for a U.S. Army leased housingarea called Hannam Village, K-16 Airfield,Camp Kim, Camp Market, the Far EastDistrict Compound, several remote signalsites, Camp Morse, Sungnam Golf Course,Command Post Tango and Camp Coiner.Key Facilities:1st Replacement Company.......723-6452Army Community Services........ 738-7505Dragon Hill Lodge...................... 738-2222United Service Organizations... 724-7781U.S. Embassy Association.........738-6124Hospital..................................... 737-5508Postal Service Center................738-4412Equal Employment Opportunity 738-2980Boy Scouts..................................738-6131Girl Scouts...................................736-6131Western Union.............................724-3849Education Center.........................723-8098DirectoryAssistance....................723-1110Emergency Numbers:Abuse hotline............................. 101Military Police............................ 110Medical Emergency................... 116Fire............................................ 101Emergency (on-post)................. 911Medical Emergency................... 11635235251501110013010015NamhanPukhanHanD a e j e o nS e o u lG y e o n g gI n c h e o nC h u n g c h e o n g n a m - D oSeonghwanGapyeoGanghwaCheongyangSongyunSintanjinGwangcheonHongseongJincUSAG-YongsanUSAG-Red CloudOsanAir BaseSuwonAir BaseUSAG-HumphreysGwacheononYesanUiwangSeosanOsanDaecheonGongjuAnseongHwaseongNamyangjuUijongbuSiheungPyeongtaekGwangmyeongGuriGunpoIcheonCheonanAnsanAnyangYonginGwangjuGimpoAsanSeongnamBucheonGoyangIncheonSuwonDaSeoul
  15. 15. WELCOME EDITION • PAGE YongsanPHOTO CAPTIONS: (Clockwise from the top) KATUSAs andSoldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S.ArmyGarrison Yongsan, skip some rope during the 2013 KATUSA-U.S. Soldier Friendship Week held at USAG Yongsan | A youthposes for a picture with Sparky, the Yongsan Fire Departmentmascot, during the 2013 Safe Seoul Day held at Yeouido Park. |Soldiers and Yongsan-gu employees plant a tree together duringthe National Arbor Day event at Singye historic park | The grandopening of Platoon Cycle (bicycle sales and repair shop) starts offwith the ribbon cutting ceremony with the help of Col. Michael E.Masley, garrison commander for U.SArmy GarrisonYongsan, andSgt. Maj. Daniel L. Willing, U.SArmy Garrison Yongsan CommandSergeant Major. | Girl scouts of USAG Yongsan prepare for the2013 Martin Luther King’s Day parade, while parade participantsgather in front of the Collier Community Fitness Center. – U.S.Army photos by the USAG Yongsan Public Affairs Office.‘STAYING YONGSAN STRONG’
  16. 16. PAGE 16 • WELCOME EDITION USAG HUMPHREYSUnited States Army Garrison HumphreysWelcome to United States Army GarrisonHumphreys, the installation of choice and thefastest growing area in the Republic of Korea.Located in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, about55 miles south of Seoul, USAG Humphreys ishome to the 2nd CombatAviation Brigade of the2nd Infantry Division, Military Intelligence unitsand other military organizations.For years Humphreys was known as asmall, quiet installation but with the decision torelocate all of U.S. Forces Korea south of Seoul,the post is rapidly changing. Eventually, USAGHumphreys will be the new home to UnitedStates Forces Korea.The current population is approximately10,000. About 4,500 are servicemembers, therest are civil servants, family members, andcontractors.To support the current and future populationnew facilities are going up all over post that willprovide Army-Standard service to all who live,work and serve here.Gone are the quonset huts, corrugatedmetal buildings that became an unofficialsignature of theArmy in Korea. They have beenreplaced by gleaming new high-rise buildings tohouse families and Soldiers in comfort.New multi-story troop billets with theirown dining facility provide top-notch livingaccommodations and dining for Soldiers.The installation is home to HumphreysAmerican School, which will be replaced bynew elementary and high schools when the fallbells ring in 2013 (See Page 5).A 303-child capacity Child DevelopmentCenter, located near the family housing towers,opened in January 2008 and provides a bright,modern, safe and fun place for kids to stay whiletheir parents work.Three gyms, also opened in 2008, providebasketball, weight training, aerobics, swimming,exercise machines and climbing walls.Humphreys also has several synthetic turfathletic fields that support thriving unit andyouth sports programs.One of the most popular facilities here isthe Splish and Splash Water Park, the first ofits kind in Korea. The water park is open to IDcard holders throughout the Korean peninsulaand features an Olympic-sized lap pool, divingarea, water slides and safe areas for children.USAG Humphreys currently has a medium-sized Exchange and commissary, threeshoppettes, a food court with a variety of fastfood outlets, Starbucks, a beauty salon, abarber shop, a flower shop, dry cleaning, newcar and motorcycle sales, and several Koreanvendors.The Humphreys CommunityActivity Center,recognized as the best in Korea, is hometo function rooms, pool rooms, an indoorswimming pool, sound-proofed music rooms,a pottery shop, a frame shop and a ballroomfor unit and community functions.Despite the changes underway atHumphreys, our guiding philosophy will neverchange. We are here to provide world-classcustomer service for the Soldiers, families,civilians and retirees who live, work, serve, andtrain at Camp Humphreys.Community ProfileCommander: Col. Darin S. ConkrightCommand Sgt. Major: Command Sgt.Major Kristine A. PurnellDeputy Commander: Mark K. CoxLocation: Pyeongtaek, South KoreaPopulation: 10,000 The airfield was originallyconstructed in 1919, by the Japanese andwas known as the Pyeongtaek Airfieldduring the Korean War. It was called K-6when the U.S. Air Force repaired and builta new runway to accommodate a MarineAir Group and the 614th Tactical ControlGroup.In 1961, the airfield was re-namedCamp Humphreys, in honor of CWOBenjamin K. Humphreys of the 6thTransportation Company, who died ina helicopter accident near here. TheHumphreys District Command wasactivated in 1964 as a separate installationcommand of the Eighth U.S. Army. Later itwas designated as the 23rd Direct SupportGroup, which provided all direct support,supply and maintenance, training aides,and operated the Eighth Army Milk Plant.In 1974, with the activation of the 19thSupport Brigade, this was designated asU.S. Army Garrison, Camp Humphreys.In 1985, it was restructured to supportwartime missions and was designated the23rd Support Group. In 1996, a separateU.S. Army Support Activity Area III wasactivated to provide base operations andcommunity support.Key Facilities:AAFES Taxi Service.................. 753-3414Alaska Mining Company............ 754-3101Army Community Service.......... 753-8401Humphreys Army Lodge............ 753-7355Community Activity Center........ 753-8825Child Development Center........ 753-8601Department Public Works.......... 753-6045Family Readiness Center.......... 753-6522Health Clinic.............................. 753-8388Humphreys Library.................... 753-8817Humphreys Exchange............... 753-8291MP Hill Gym............................... 753-5971Super Gym................................ 753-8810Humphreys USO....................... 753-6281Zoeckler Gym............................ 754-8083Youth Services........................... 753-8507Public Affairs Office................... 754-6130Splish and Splash Water Park... 754-6412Tommy D’s................................. 753-8191Transportation Motor Pool......... 753-6656Emergency Numbers:For all on-post emergencies, dial911. When using an off-post phone orcell phone, dial 0505-753-7911. Fornon-emergencies, call the ProvostMarshal’s Office at 753-3111 or 753-3112, or the Humphreys CommunityOperations Desk at 754-6111.35235251501110013010015NamhanPHanD a e j e o nS e o u lG y e o n g g iI n c h e o nC h u n g c h e o n g n a m - D oSeonghwanHamyolCheongyangSeocheonSongyunSintanjinGwangcheonGeumsanHongseongJincheoUSAG-YongsanOsanAir BaseSuwonAir BaseUSAG-HumphreysGwacheononYesanUiwangSeosanOsanNonsanDaecheonGongjuAnseongHwaseongNamyangjuSiheungPyeongtaekGwangmyeongGuriGunpoIcheonCheonanAnsanAnyangYonginGwangjuGimpoAsanSeongnamBucheonGoyangIncheonSuwonDaeCSeoul
  17. 17. WELCOME EDITION • HUMPHREYSCamp Humphreys youth participate in a Storybook Character Parade though the Family HousingArea. This event was sponsored by the local Parent Teacher Student Organization.Sheila Byrd (right) participates in a self-defense classdemostration during an Aerobathon at the HumphreysCommunity Fitness Center (Super Gym). — U.S. Army photoby Steven HooverAbove, action from a mass casualty exercise. — U.S. Army photo by Edward JohnsonRight, children enjoyed the Fire Department’s bouncy house during Spring Fest 2013.— U.S. Army photo by Steven HooverCommunity members and their pets take part in the “PoochPlunge” held annually at the Camp Humphreys Splish &Splash aquatics park.Camp Humpheys plays host to the Boys’ Division II Far EastSoccer Championships. — U.S. Army photo by Lori YerdonA groundbreaking ceremony was held on Camp Humphreys, South Korea, on the future site ofthe Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital. According to officials, the new hospital, due forcompletion in 2015, will contain 68 beds and be able to support 65,000 eligible beneficiaries and5,000 annual inpatient admissions. Also, the ambulatory care center is sized to support 56,000eligible beneficiaries and 200,000 annual outpatient visits.
  19. 19. WELCOME EDITION • PAGE AND SOUNDSInformation courtesy ofUSAG Yongsan and USAGDaegu Public AffairsFor civilian employees and familymembers, the most important thing youmay need in Korea, besides a great pairof walking shoes, is a Ration ControlCard.Your ration card is just as importantas your military identification card. Inshort, it is a card that most on-postbusinesses, like Army and Air ForceExchange, commissary and variousother facilities need to see before youcan make purchases.Officials want to make sure you arenot purchasing huge quantities of anyitem in order to resell. Your sponsorshould be able to help provide you witha temporary card when you arrive.For information on getting a rationcard, applicants should, call 738-4612.USAG Daegu has two issue pointson Camp Henry (768-7158) in Daeguand on Camp Carroll (765-7890) inWaegwan. At Camp Humphreys, call753-3012 or visit the One Stop (Bldg.540).Here is some important informationyou should knowabout ration control andhow to make sure you can do your partto combat black marketing:g  You will need a ration card for eachauthorized family member (ages 10and up).g Don’t leave home without it. Ensureyou place it in your purse or wallet so itwill always be on you.g During their first 30 days in Korea,civilian employees and family memberscan shop in the commissary andexchange but must get a temporarystamp on their letter of employment orPCS orders in advance. Orders are notvalid for shopping at the commissaryand Exchange without a stamp fromRation Control.g Family members with sponsorsassigned to 2nd Infantry Division needto contact the division liaison office atthe Yongsan Readiness Center acrossthe parking lot of the Dragon Hill Lodgefor a ration card.g Every purchase in the commissary isrecorded in a real-time system based ona shopper’s identification number. Thecommissary system sends informationto a database which automaticallygenerates a violation notice if youexceed your purchase limit.g At the Exchange, ration limits restrictpurchasing a maximum of three of thesame high-value item. Cosmetics,select health and beauty aids and selectwines are some of the high-value, high-demand items.Rationcardprocessandprocedureswill be covered in-depth during theinprocessing program at the YongsanReadiness Center.Ration ControlCard use inUS Forces KoreaRation Readiness:Check out world-famous ‘Gangnam’Gangnam-gu, Seoul - The Korean popsong “Gangnam style” by Psy, has becomeone of the most popular songs around thepeninsula and world-wide. Gangnam Style issopopularthatnumerouscelebritiesshowcasedthe Gangnam style dance on their televisionshowsandfamousathletesperformGangnamstyle during their dancing ceremonies afterscoringpointsintheirsport.EvenaU.S.Navyhumanoid robot, named CHARLI-2, dancedthe Gangnam style dance on 24. Oct. 2012 atVirginia institute of technology.Although most international fans don’tunderstand the majority of the lyrics, theword “Gangnam” remains engraved on manypeople’s tongues as they sing along to thesong’s catchy tune. These fans seem to knowthat Gangnam refers to a location in Korea,however,manyareunawareoftheimplicationsalluded to by the song, when it refers to“Gangnam style.”Gangnam district officially referred to asGangnam-gu, and is one of the 25 gu or localgovernment districts, which make up thecity of Seoul. According to the 2012 census,Gangnam is recorded to have a population of527,641,makingitthefourthmostpopulateddistrict in Seoul. Gangnam is also the thirdlargest district in Seoul with an area of 39.5km2.Until the early 1980’s Gangnam and itsneighboring areas were known as the leastdeveloped district in Seoul. However, aftera prodigious development during the last30 years, it earned the reputation of beingthe most affluent, dynamic, and influentialarea in both Seoul and South Korea. It evenbecame the site for the 2010 G-20 Summitand the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit. Thisprosperity and high class influence is whatinspired the song, Gangnam Style.In addition to being a prosperous district,Gangnam also offers a wide selection ofentertaining experiences. The Gangnamsubway station area is one of the largestmeeting points for young people, due to allthe famous restaurants and hang-out placeslocated there. The subway station itself andthe roads around it are directly connected tomany poplarized districts in Seoul, includingYangjae, Bundang, Sadang and Hannam. Itsgeographicalandcommercialmeritsnaturallylead the place to become more developed.The best shopping experience in thedistrict can be found in Apgujeong-dong andChungdam-dong, where department storesandmanyotherfashionstoresareconcentrated.The COEX mall at Samsung subway stationis another popular multi-complex shoppingmall where many restaurants, theaters, stores,and other places including the aquarium arelocated.At Gangnam, people can also learn aboutKoreanculture.TheKimchimuseumatCOEXinforms the world about one of the essentialsofKoreancuisine,Kimchi.AndatKukkiwon,the World Taekwondo Headquarters, peoplecan experience taekwondo basic stances, self-defense and board breaking at the low cost of20,000 won.Close to the modern COEX mall is theBuddhist Bongeunsa temple. It is a uniqueplacetovisitastravelerscanenjoythepeacefultemple-like atmosphere in the middle of sucha populated city. The temple offers a “templestay program” where tourists can experiencethe life of a monk for a few hours.Garosougil, which literally means “tree-linedstreet,”isbestknownforcozyrestaurantsand cafés. In addition to big franchise cafés,there are also several small cafés which offertheirownuniquemenus.Oneofthehighlightsof these cafés is that they serve famous fusionKorean style desserts. Patbingsoo is a populardessert, which has sweet red-bean porridgefonduecoverediniceflakesandsyrup.VariousPatbingsoowithdifferenttoppingsandflavorsare available.Since Gangnam literally means “South ofthe River,” Gangnam also has a huge boatingculture, including wind surfing, and waterskiing near the Han River. Also, Chunggye stream and Yangjae stream run throughGangnam, providing a modern publicrecreation space in downtown Seoul.All Service members and communitymembers assigned in South Korea have easyaccess to the many venues. Consequently, itwould be a big mistake not to look into thegreat opportunities offered by Gangnam. Ifyou need a guide, ask a Korean Augmentee tothe United States Army Soldiers (KATUSA),who will gladly show you around.This is part one in a special series ofintroducing the famous cities in Korea. Keepfollowing up with the series and take youropportunitiestoexperiencemoreaboutKoreawhile you can! . xBy Cpl. Lee Hyo-kangUSAG Yongsan Public Affairs OfficeU.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kevin FrazierU.S. Army photo by Cpl. Lee Hyo-KangU.S. Army photo by Cpl. Lee Hyo-Kang
  20. 20. RepublicofKorea—U.S.ArmyInstallationGuide
  21. 21. PAGE 22 • WELCOME EDITION USAG DAEGUUnited States Army Garrison DaeguUnited States Army Garrison Daeguencompasses all Army facilities in the SoutheastHub, in the southern third of the peninsula fromDeajon South to Busan. The city of Daegu isknown as the “Apple Capital of Korea.” It liestucked in a valley between the Palgong Mountainsto the north and the Nakdong River to the south.The area of this scenic city covers more than70 square miles and is approximately 136 feetabove sea level. There are four distinct seasonshere, with the climate similar to Washington,D.C. Daegu is one of the oldest cities in Koreawith a wealth of tradition in its history. The localtraditional medicine market is one of the oldest inKorea and is just one of the many interesting off-post cultural sites in the surrounding community.The Daegu Garrison consists of three baseclusters: Daegu (Camps George, Henry andWalker); Waegwan (Camp Carroll); and Busan(Busan Storage Center and Pier 8). Thereare about 10,000 Soldiers, Department of theArmy Civilian employees, contractors, Koreannational employees, Korean Augmentationto the U.S. Army, or KATUSA Soldiers, andFamily Members who live and work withinUSAG Daegu and the Southeast Hub.The Daegu military community offers a well-rounded schedule of Family, Morale, Welfareand Recreation activities and special eventsthroughout the year. Programs like thoseoffered through the Child Development Center,Army Community Service, CommunityActivitiesCenter, Child and Youth Services, BetterOpportunities for Single Soldiers are alwaysavailable . In addition, Daegu has an excellentclub system featuring the nine-hole EvergreenGolf Course on Camp Walker. Daegu’spools, recreation facilities, playgroundsand fitness centers are convenientlylocated within the Army communities.Daegu Garrison, headquartered on CampHenry, manages the installations and providesbase operations services for the people wholiveandworkhere. USAGDaegualsoprovidessupport to sister services in the SoutheastHub, including those stationed at FleetActivities Chinhae (U.S. Navy), Gwangju AirBase (U.S.Army and U.S.Air Force on a ROKAir Force installation), and Camp Mujuk (U.S.Marine Corps) in Pohang. This is the largestof the U.S. Army’s four geographic regions inthe ROK, covering about 10,000 square miles.The US Army Garrison Daegu won the2009 Bronze Army Community of Excellence(ACOE) Award, and was a finalist again in2010. The unit has received 12 Departmentof the Army and 8th U.S. Army ACOE awardssince the program was created in 1988and USAG Daegu was named the Army’sbest small overseas installation that year.Daegu Metropolitan City is the third largestmunicipality in the Republic of Korea, witha population of about 2.5 million. It is thelargest city in the North Gyeongsang Province(Gyeongsangbuk-do) and is located about180 miles southeast of Seoul. BecauseDaegu sits in a basin, the mountains trap hotand humid air manking for balmy summers.Major industries in Daegu are textiles, metalsand machinery, while the apples grown inthe area are renowned throughout East Asia.Tenant units on Camp Henry are the 19thExpeditionary Sustainment Command and theU.S.Army Field Support Brigade-Far East. TheArmy andAir Force Exchange Service SouthernExchange Office and U.S. Army Corps ofEngineers-Far East District Southern ResidentOffice are also located on the installation.Camp George has Military Family Housingand the Daegu American School (K-8).The housing on Camp George is all high-rise apts. run under lease by the KoreanNational Housing Corporation (KNHC).Camp Walker also has MFH as wellas the main Exchange and Commissary,medical and dental facilities, DaeguHigh School and Evergreen Golf Club.Camp Carroll in Waegwan, just northof Daegu, is home to Materiel SupportCommand - Korea (MSC-K), the 501stSustainment Brigade, the 2-1 Air DefenseArtillery Battalion, and a number of other units.USAG Daegu, along with Camp Humphreysin Pyongteaek, will remain as one of twostrategic and enduring hubs for the Armyin Korea. Nearly $1B is being dedicated tobuilding and infrastructure improvements,some of which have already been completed(like the Camp Carroll Community ActivitiesCenter, new CDC and new High School onCamp Walker), some of which are still underconstruction and some planned through 2017.Community ProfileCommander: Col. Kathleen GavleCommand Sgt. Major: CSM MichaelDiggsDeputy: William E. ChristmanLocation: Daegu, South KoreaPopulation: 10,000History: United States Army GarrisonDaegu is headquartered on Camp Henry.During the Korean War, the camp saw littleaction because it was inside the northernedge of what became known as the Pusan(now Busan) Perimeter. The camp wasused by the KoreanArmy after its liberationfrom Japan in 1945 and then used by theUnited States after the Korean War. Thecamp was memorialized in May 1960in honor of First Lieutenant Frederick F.Henry, who served with Company F, 38thInfantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.Henry was posthumously awarded theMedal of Honor for action near Am-dong,Korea, on Sept. 1, 1950.Key Facilities:Camp Henry ACS...................... 768-7112Camp Carroll ACS..................... 765-8993Camp Walker Lodge.................. 764-5536Camp Walker Lodge Annex....... 764-5536Camp Carroll Lodge.................. 765-7722Hospital..................................... 764-4222Community Activity Center........ 764-5919Library....................................... 764-5910Kelly Fitness Center.................. 764-4800Auto Crafts Shop....................... 768-8164Child & Youth Services.............. 764-5297Child Development Center........ 768-8476School Age Services................. 764-4381MS&Teen Director..................... 764-5722Youth Sports Director................ 764-4859Ration Control (Henry).............. 768-7518Ration Control (Carroll)............. 765-7890Vehicle Registration (Walker).... 768-6108Vehicle Registration (Carroll)..... 765-8575Pass and ID (Carroll)................. 765-8537Pass and ID (Henry).................. 768-6101Community Bank....................... 768-7449American Red Cross................. 768-7993Arts and Crafts.......................... 764-5692Area IV Chaplain....................... 764-5455Family Action Plan Manager...... 768-8129Morale, Welfare and Rec........... 768-7025Education Center (Carroll)......... 765-7702Evergreen Club......................... 764-4060Bowling Center.......................... 764-4334Evergreen Golf Course.............. 764-4601Army Emergency Relief............. 768-8127Equal Employment Opportunity.... 768-8634Housing Manager...................... 768-7239Public Affairs Office................... 768-8070Emergency Numbers:Abuse hotline............................. 101Military Police............................ 911Medical Emergency................... 911Fire............................................ 911Emergency (on-post)................. 911English Emergency (off-post)....02-133911012111551020NaktongKumoreaGeojedoNamhaedoe o nDaeguBG y e o n g s a n g n a m - D oG y e o n g s a n g b u k - D ooS o u t h K o r e(Republic of Korea)WaegwanSamnangjinBoeunMujuHanamHamyangYeongdongnShinnyongSancheongJeomchonumsanGeochangHamchangHa-DongChangnyeongTongyeongGeosongUiseongSangjuSacheonmwonMiryangGwangyangJinhaeYeongcheonGimcheonYeosuYangSuncheonMasanGimhaeGumiJinjuAndongGyeongsanGeojeDaeguBuDaejeonChangwonCamps Henry, George, WalkerCamp Carroll
  22. 22. Cultural eventsMilitary in Area IVWELCOME EDITION • PAGE 23 DAEGUFamily fun(Clockwise from top) Soldiers and Family members from several units of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command spent somequality time bringing holiday cheer to local orphans in the Nam-gu District of Daegu, and were treated to a heart-warming performanceby the kids; At the current date there are still more than 83,000 soldiers listed as MIA from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistanand the Cold War. Participants stand for the playing of the national anthem of the Republic Of Korea and the United Statesfollowed by taps by during National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony at the Evergreen Club; The nuclear-powered aircraftcarrier, USS George Washington (CVN 73) arriving in Busan; The 6thannual Military Retiree Appreciation Day was held at the Evergreen Clubon Camp Walker. Sgt. 1st Class (Ret.) Frank L. Arnold, a Korean war vet,was recognized at this year’s event for his military service.(Clockwise from top) PFC RachelDobbs, left, and SPC Chase Rankin,both from 2-1 ADA BN, pose for thecamera while sporting traditional Koreanqueen and king’s costumes from headto toe during the Korean CultureFestival on Camp Walker; As apart of the festival, a Fan Danceis performed by the communityvolunteers showing off theircolorful costumes and fans;Newcomers try Korean streetfood at Seo-mun market, thebiggest public market in Daegu,during newcomer subway tourrun by ACS; American womentry Gon-jang, a Korean traditionalflogging punishment. During thefestival, foreign tourists have achance to experience traditionalKorean culture and customs.(Clockwise from top) A young boy receives a “high 5”from one of the many performers at this year’s 4th of Julycelebration on Camp Walker; The ROK Army 2OC Bandadded a little flair to the opening ceremonies withthese traditionally attired drummers; One of thegreat advantages of being in Korea isthe chance to learn martial arts fromthe source, as this young man isdoing with obvious pleasure and nota little skill;Trevor Romain, educatorand motivatonal public speaker,visited Daegu American School to talkwith and educate the community’schildren on separation, bullying, andother subjects.
  23. 23. PAGE 24 • WELCOME EDITION THE KOREAN WAROutbreak of the WarThe Korean War began with a surpriseattack June 25, 1950, when eight divisionsand an armored brigade (90,000 soldiers) ofthe North Korean People’s Army attacked inthree columns across the 38th parallel andinvaded the Republic of Korea. Many of theNKPA were battle-tested, having served inthe Chinese and Soviet armies in World WarII. The 98,000-strong ROK Army, its combattraining incomplete, and having no tanks andonly 89 howitzers, was no match for the better-equipped NKPA.Aided only by a 500-man U.S.Korean MilitaryAdvisory Group, the ROKAwasoverwhelmed. Spearheaded by tanks, NKPAforces moved rapidly through the UijongbuGap on the west side of the Korean peninsulaand captured Seoul, South Korea’s capital.The ROKA fled south in disarray across theHan River toward Pusan, a major port at thesoutheastern tip of the Korean peninsula.On June 25, the U.N. Security Councildenounced North Korea’s actions and calledfor a cessation of hostilities and withdrawalof the NKPA to the 38th parallel. PresidentHarry S. Truman directed General of the ArmyDouglas MacArthur, whose Far East Commandwas located in Tokyo, to evacuate Korea ofAmerican dependents and send ammunitionto the beleaguered ROKA. The followingday, Truman sanctioned the use of Americanair and naval forces below the 38th parallel.The next day, as the situation worsened, theUnited Nations requested its members tofurnish military assistance to repel the invasion.Truman then extended American air and navalactions to North Korea and authorized theuse of U.S. Army troops to protect Pusan.MacArthur, however, recommended committingKorean War overview, 1950-1953a U.S.Army regiment in the Seoul area. Trumanagreed, and on June 30 he told MacArthur touse all forces available to him.South to the NaktongGround forces most readily available toMacArthur included the 1st Cavalry Divisionand the 7th, 24th and 25th Infantry Divisions,all under 8th U.S. Army headquartered inJapan; the 29th Regimental Combat Team inOkinawa, Japan; and the 5th RCT from Hawaii.But these units were hard pressed to defendthe ROK because they were undermannedand their mobility and firepower had beenreduced by shortages of organic units andequipment. In an effort to delay the NKPAadvance, MacArthur ordered the 1st Battalion,21st Infantry Regiment of the 24th InfantryDivision moved to a defensive position astridethe main road near Osan, 10 miles belowSuwon. Named Task Force Smith after thebattalion commander, this 540-man commandlacked effective anti-tank weapons and wasill-prepared to stop the NKPA. Outflanked byan NKPA division and suffering some 200casualties and the loss of all equipment, TFSmith broke into a disorganized retreat.Meanwhile, at the United Nations’ request,the United States formed the United NationsCommand, which would integrate all Americanand allied forces. MacArthur became itscommander. He assigned command of groundforces in Korea to Eighth U.S. Army underLt. Gen. Walton H. Walker. At the request ofROK President Syngman Rhee, Walker alsoassumed command of the ROK Army.By the beginning of August, after the arrivalof the 29th RCT from Okinawa on July 26,Eighth U.S. Army held only a small portion ofsoutheastern Korea. Walker ordered a standalong a 140-mile line arching from the KoreaStrait to the East Sea west and north of Busan.Known as the “Pusan Perimeter,” Americandivisions occupied the western segment, basingtheir position along the Naktong River; the ROKArmy defended the northern segment. WithPusan secure, additional troops and equipmentbegan arriving to reinforce EUSA’s perilouslylong, thin defensive line.At the same time the arrival of the U.S.Army’s 5th RCT from Hawaii, the 2d InfantryDivision and the 1st Provisional Marine Brigadefrom the United States, and a British infantrybrigade, strengthened EUSA.IncheonHaving traded space for time, MacArthursaw that the deeper the NKPAdrove south, themore vulnerable it became to an amphibiousenvelopment. The amphibious force consistedof the 1st Marine Division and the 7th InfantryDivision, its ranks fleshed out with severalthousand Korean recruits. MacArthur’s decisionto land at Incheon was a dangerous butremarkably bold and successful gamble.Tidal conditions allowed only a small windowof opportunity for the landing. Moreover, hewould be committing his last major reservesat a time when no more general reserve unitswere available in the United States.Following the successful, lightly opposedlandings at Incheon on Sept. 15, arduous street-to-street combat took place to liberate Seoul.On Sept. 29, the capital city was returned toPresident Rhee.Although many communist guerillas wouldremain behind, the NKPAvirtually disintegratedand ceased to be an effective fighting force.North to the YaluTruman authorized MacArthur to send hisforces north of the 38th parallel on Sept. 27,provided there was no indication that majorSoviet or Chinese Communist Forces wouldenter the war. The U.N. General Assemblyapproved the UNC’s entry into North Korea 10days later, when it called for the restoration ofpeace and security throughout Korea.Americanand ROK Army forces rapidly advancednorthward.Warnings of Chinese intervention increasedas the UNC pressed deeper into North Korea.At a Wake Island meeting on Oct. 15, Trumandirected MacArthur to continue his advance if hebelieved UNC forces had a reasonable chanceof success. Hoping to end operations before theonset of winter, MacArthur ordered all groundforces to advance to the northern border asrapidly as possible.The New WarBeginning on Oct. 25, UNC forces met stoutresistance almost everywhere across theirfront. On Nov. 1, the 1st Cavalry Division’s 8thCavalry Regiment fought fierce battles with theCCF. Severe fighting continued Nov. 5–6, afterwhich the CCF abruptly halted its activities inall sectors, leaving the UNC uncertain as towhether the CCF’s actions had been merelydefensive.Tenth Corps, reinforced by the U.S. 3rdInfantry Division, and EUSA slowly renewedtheir offensive. Thinning logistical lines ofsupport, inadequate intelligence and sub-zerocold added to the difficulties of the UNC. Withthe 7th Division leading, X Corps reached theYalu at the town of Hyesanjin. EighthArmy unitsbegan moving forward from the ChongchonFighting with the 2nd Infantry Division north of the Chongchon River, Sgt. Major Cleveland, weapons squad leader, points out a communist-led North Korean position to his machinegun crew, Nov. 20, 1950. The entire U.S. Army Korean War image archive can be downloaded online at — U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. James Cox.