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 April 16, 2010 • Volume 8, Issue 26

Published for those those serving in the Republic Republic of Korea

IMCOM rolls out new campaign plan, logo

Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch rolled out the new Installation Management Command Campaign Plan at the IMCOM Campaign Plan Roll-out Conferen ce in San Antonio, Texas, Mar. 27 - Apr. Apr. 2. The plan included a new logo and updated slogan that emphasize IMCOM’s commitment to the readiness and well-being of U.S. Army Soldiers, Families and Civilians. See LOGO Page 18

GA RRISONS Region News USAG Red Cloud  Cloud  USAG Casey  Casey  USAG Yongsan  Yongsan  USAG Humphreys  Humphreys  USAG Daegu  Daegu 


OVERVIEW P02 P05 P05 P09 P21 P25

Sights and Sounds  Command Perspective  Chaplain  Photo Feature Korean Page  Page 

P03 P04 P15 P16 P30

Page 16  Warrior Friendship Week Activities 






The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Command - Korea Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. John Uberti Public Affairs Ofcer/Editor: R. Slade Walters Senior Editor: Dave Palmer  USAG-RED CLOUD Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson Public Affairs Ofcer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson CI Ofcer: James F. Cunningham


USAG-YONGSAN Commander: Col. David W. Hall Public Affairs Ofcer: Dan Thompson Staff Writers: Sgt. Hwang Joon-hyun, Pfc. Kim Hyung joon, Pfc. Choe Yong Yong-joon -joon USAG-HUMPHREYS Commander: Col. Joseph P. Moore Public Affairs Ofcer: Lori Yerdon Writer–Editor: Steven Hoover  Designer: Pfc. Baek Joon-woo USAG-DAEGU Commander: Col. Terry Hodges Public Affairs Ofcer: Philip Molter  CI Ofcer: Mary Grimes Staff Writers: Cpl. Park Kyung-rock, Cpl. Lee Do-dam Interns: Kim Seeun, Kim Min-yeong This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily ofcial views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of the IMCOMKorea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 Printed by Oriental Press, a private rm in no way connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by theadvertised. U.S. Army or Oriental Press of theinproducts or services Everything advertised this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political afliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is conrmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commerciall Advertising Commercia Telephone: 738- 5005 or 723-4253 Fax: (02) 790-5795 E-mail: [email protected] Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Phone: DSN 738-4068 E-mail: [email protected]

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Resilience is also the ability to bounce back to integrate and deliver services to help prevent in the face of adversity… it’s mental toughness! Soldiers, Civilians, and Families from breaking.  Webster defines resilience as, “the capability of a By applying this model before a crisis happens we strained body to recover its size and shape after will be better able to keep the Army Community deformation caused especially by compressive strong in all dimensions of resiliency. stress” and “an ability to recover from or adjust Individuals must be fit mentally, physically, easily to misfortune or change.” and spiritually to achieve optimum resilience. resilience. Te Te strength of our Nation is only as strong Installation Management Community will provide as the Soldiers, Families, and Civilians that the best care, support, and services for the Army courageously support and defend it. Over the last 8 Community by improving quality of life through years, more than one million Soldiers have deployed initiatives, such as the Army Family Action Plan, to combat, over 3,900 Soldiers have sacrificed their the Army Family Covenant, Army Community lives, and more than 25,000 have been wounded Covenants, the Installation Management in service to our country. Army units and Families Campaign Plan and the Comprehensive Soldier across the globe are relocating in compliance with Fitness Program. the Base Realignment and Closure Law, and we  When I was the senior command er at Ft. continue to transform our business practices. o Hood, I built a Resiliency Campus to enable the remain strong in this dynamic environment, leaders  Army Commun Community ity to become resili resilient ent before must proactively maintain and develop resiliency deployments, during deployments, and to solve programs and services to enable the total Army many other challenges faced by Army Families. Community (Soldiers, Civilians, Families, and Other IMCOM garrisons are also focusing Retirees) to maintain healthy relationships and on resilience. Fort Bliss has a Restoration Restoration and happy lives. Resilience Center that offers a Warrior Resilience Our approach to supporting resiliency for the Program and a Family Family Resilience Program. Program. Fort  Army Community is to enhance their ability to  Jackson is planning to open a Master Resilience adapt to stress by supporting, maintaining, and raining school that will offer a 10-day Master developing programs and services that promote Resilience raining raining Course Cour se to equip leaders to teach total wellness. wellness. As I have said said before, I am coping skills to unit members. At Fort Campbell, convinced that the Army spends too much time the Family Resiliency Council has teamed up fixing Soldiers after they break, evidenced by the rise with key organizations to be one of the first in suicide and substance abuse rates. We should be installations to publish an online resource guide spending our time, energy, and resources to make to provide accurate and accessible information to the Army Community resilient to prevent them Soldiers, Families, and Civilians. Tese are but a from breaking. few initiatives underway dedicated to enhancing  We wil l use the Publi c Heal th Mode l of Soldier, Civilian, and Family resilience. assessment, education, intervention, and treatment Te strain of multiple deployments and other

Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch

stress factors may continue into the future. Terefore, I challenge leaders and personnel throughout the Army Community to think of new ideas to enhance installation resiliency initiatives and to send your ideas to your installation leadership or me. I also challenge each of you to take advantage of existing programs and services on your installation and in your community to remain mentally, physically, and spiritually fit. he Army Community is strength of our Nation and IMCOM garrisons are the Army’s Home! Support and Defend Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, Defender 6 Commanding General Installation Management Command 

Respite care available for Family members with special needs

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 As the result of an Army Family Action Plan recommendation and in keeping with the Army Family Covenant, Army Community Service Centers in Korea have received funding to provid e

Eligibility for the Respite Care Program is based on undergoing EFMP enrollment and the medical or educational condition. treatment for a serious medical condition of the Family member requiring care.  ACS is also seeking individuals i ndividuals 18 years Criteria includes: and older interested in becoming certified • Eligibility of school-aged children on an respite care providers. Health care training is Individualized Educational Program who have at beneficial but may not be required, based on least a moderate d isability. needs of the EFM. Requirements include: • Eligibility of infants and toddlers on an tuberculosis testing; CPR and basic life Individualized Family Service Plan who have at support training; state license or certificate least a moderate disability or developmental delay for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical (including high probability of developmental or Vocational Nurses, Certified Nursing delay).  Assistants, and Home Health Aides; physical • EFMs who meet one of the following criteria exams and background checks. Nine hour as indicated by medical provider: Respite Care provider training is also required - Little or no age appropriate self-help skills and provided at no cost by ACS. - Severe continuous seizure activity  Respite care is intended to be used to give gi ve - Ambulation A mbulation with neurological impairment that the Family a break from the stress of caring requires assistance with activities of daily living  for a special needs family member and is not - ube feeding  to be used to pay an individual who will do - racheotomy with frequent suctioning  housework, provide child care while parents - Apnea monitoring during hours of sleep sleep work, to hire a tutor, to support live-in nanny,

respite care to Exceptional Family Members of active duty Soldiers. Qualified Families are may receive up to 40 hours respite care monthly for each certified exceptional Family member. member. ACS staff will use a Family Services Needs Matrix to determine allowable respite care hours and cost per month.

- Inability to control behavior with safety issues requiring constant supervision - Life threatening or chronic chronic condition requiring frequent hospitalizations or treatment encounters, which require extensive Family involvement in care giving  • Sibling/child of an EFM child/parent

Submitting to The Morning Calm Weekly Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, story submissions and other items: [email protected]. For all submitted items include a point of contact name and telephone number. All items are subject toconform editing for and to insure they withcontent DoD guidelines. IMCOM-K Public Affairs and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located at IMCOM-K, Yongsan Garrison. For information, call 738-4065.

By Yvonne Kearns IMCOM Korea FAP/EFMP Manager 

or to provide educationally related or medical therapies. Contact your local Army Community Service Exceptional Family Member Coordinator or ACS Director for application for respite care and for additional information on how to become a respite care provider.



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MP Blotter  The following entries were excerpted from the military polic e blotters. These entries may be incomplete and and do not imply guilt or innocence. USAG-Red Cloud: Trafc Accident Without Injuries; Failure to Judge Proper Clearance; Fleeing the Scene of a Trafc  Accident; SUBJECT #1 while operating a Government Owned Vehicle, making a turn right into a legal adjacent parking lot, failed to judge proper clearance and struck an unknown vehicle, which was legally parked and unattended. SUBJECT #1 then ed the scene. SUBJECT #1 was advised of his legal rights, which he waived rendering a written sworn statement admitting to the offense. SUBJECT #1 stated that the unknown vehicle was a HMMWV assigned to his unit; however, damage to SUBJECT #1 vehicle was inconclusive to the manner described by SUBJECT #1. The reported HMMWV did not have any damage. Estimated cost of damage is unknown. This is a nal report. USAG-Yongsan: Larceny of Private Property;   SUBJECT #1 attempted to Property; remove a desktop computer which was unsecured and unattended from a hotel. SUBJECT #1 was observed by the hotel manager while attempting to exit the hotel through the window using a rope holding a computer monitor. KNP was notied of the the incident. SUBJECT #1 was detained by KNP and transported to the KNP Station, where he was processed and released into MP custody on a CJ Form 2. SUBJECT #1 was transported to the Provost Marshal’s Ofce where he was advised a legal rights, which he waived rendering a written sworn statement denying the offense. In vestigatio n continues by KNP KNP..  

USAG-Humphreys: Simple Assault; False Official Statement; Underage Drinking;  SUBJECT #1 and Drinking; and SUBJECT #2 were involved in a verbal altercation which turned physical when SUBJECT #1 grabbed SUBJECT #2’s arm at the Bar. SUBJECT SUBJECT #2 then attempted to push SUBJECT #1 away and ee the scene. SUBJECT #1 pursued SUBJECT #2 and struck him multiple times in the chest area with a closed st. SUBJECT #2 then again attempted to push SUBJECT #1 away and ee the scene, causing SUBJECT #1 to fall and strike her head on an unknown unknown object. SUBJECT #1 and SUBJECT #2 were apprehended by Military Police and transported to the PMO where they were advised of their legal rights, which they waived rendering written sworn statements SUBJECT #1 denied consuming alcoholic beverages prior to the incident, which was later contradicted by witnesses. SUBJECT #1 and SUBJECT #2 were processed and released to their unit. SJA was contacted contacted and opined that that sufcient evidence existed to charge only SUBJECT #1 with listed offenses. This is a nal report. USAG-Daegu: Curfew Violation;  Ag gr av at ed As sa ul t;   SUBJECT #1, SUBJECT #2, SUBJECT #3 and SUBJECT #4 were observed, during hours of curfew. SUBJECT #1 was injured and claimed he was struck in the head by an unknown individual with a glass bottle at the club. SUBJECT #1 sustained injuries consisting of lacerations to his left eyebrow and left side of the head. SUBJECT #1 was transported to the TMC where he was evaluated and later transferred to the hospital where he was treated and released. ALL SUBJECTS were advised of their legal rights for vi olating the curfew, which they waived rendering a written sworn statements admitting to the offense. ALL SUBJECTS SUBJECTS were processed and released to their unit. This is a nal report.

The Itaewon neighborhood near USAG Yongsan has lots of interesting littl e antique shops with unique treasures from years past that are just waiting to be found.  — U.S. Army photo by R. Slade Walters

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post Of f-post events and activities


modern paintings in Japan. The gallery opens from Gyeongju Travel Gwangju World Photonics Expo 2010 held 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ticket costs 3,000 won. in Sangmu Citizen’s Park in Geumnam-ro in   Gwangju is the world’s most innovative light- Exciting World of Animation themed festival. The Expo’s slogan Light, Let your children have rsthand experience with Opening the Future is subdivided into three some of the world’s most popular animation major programs: light-themed exhibitions, by DreamWorks at the Seoul Arts Center. The industrial exhibitions/conference and the exhibition presents including “Thomas & Friends,” light festival. To add to the fun, visitors can “How to Train your Dragon” and “Shrek Forever experience the beauty and mystery of light  Afte r.” Thom as & Fri ends cel ebra tes its 65th rsthand by participating in variety of events anniversary this year. The exhibition also showcases located throughout the area. Apr. 02, 2010 - story book illustrations, 3-D animation display and May. 09, 2010. Transportation: Subway: Subway:Get Get animation workshop for the whole family to enjoy.

Yeouido Ye ouido Spring Flowers Festival  A myr iad of beautiful spring owers such as azaleas, forsythias, and royal azaleas are all in full bloom during mid-April at Yeouiseo-ro (Yunjung-ro), but the festival is best known for the hundreds of King Cherry Trees that line Yeouido’s roads. During the festival period, the road encircling the Yeouido National Assembly building is closed to trafc, so visitors can come away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and stroll through the tunnel of blossoming cherry trees that winds alongside the waters of the Han River. After sunset, colored lights

off at Kim Daejung convention center(Mareuk) on Gwangju subway line no.1 and go out of exit 5. City Bus:Circulation Bus:Circulation bus no. 1, Sangmu no. 2, Daechon no. 270, Sangmu no. 62, Songam no. 73, Songjeong no. 19, Cheomdan no. 20, Daechon no. 69, no. 518, Sangmu no.64 Contact: Korea Travel Phone: 1330 (Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)

illuminate the cherry blossom trees and create a romantic nighttime view. Festival events include a selection of street performances and art exhibitions. Programs: Opening Parade: Signaling the start of the festival and creating a spirit of harmony. *Cultural harmony.  *Cultural Art Performance: professional performance teams from home and abroad, side stage performances (application process: TBA)*Exhibitions TBA)*Exhibitions etc.:  etc.:  ower show, cultural tourism photo display, poetry reading, and writing contest. Transportation:  Take Seoul subway line 2 to Dangsan Station exit #4, or line 5 to Yeouido station exit #2, or line 5 to Yeouinaru station exit #1~3, or line 9 to National Assembly station exit1 and walk for about 5 to 20 minutes. During the festival period, there is a bus that runs between Dangsan, Yeouido, and Yeouinaru stations, which offers visitors easy access to all of the sites of the festival.

Monet to Picasso Masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of  Art “Monet to Picasso” Picasso” will be featured at Busan Busan Museum of Art from Apr. 3 to June 2. The exhibition will feature works of Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Pierre August Renoir, Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Paul Gauguin, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso and more. Admission fee is 12,000 won for adult, 9,000 won for youth and 6,000 won for children. For more information call: 051-740-4200 Japanese Paintings and Calligraphy Japanese Seoul Arts Center presents some of the rare Japanese paintings of middle and modern ages from April 8 to 18. Admire the new style of traditional paintings that formed a basis to

The museum opens from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and ticket costs 14,000 won. The museum is closed on April 26 (Monday) and May 31 (Monday).


Seoul Museum of History “Seoul popular songs - Chanting Seoul” introduces 1,141 popular songs on Seoul sung by 710 singers. The exhibition displays 320 items including LP records, photos, and song festival trophies. This exhibition is the rst of its ki nds to make full display of popular songs on Seoul composed since the Japanese colonial period. One can also see music resources from music coffee shops of the 60s and 70s. Special Exhibition Hall, Cheong Gye Cheon Museum. Seoul Open Art Fair   As art become more approachable, there exists a growing desire in the variety of art community, and Seoul Open Art Fair is constantly directing itself toward this market. Aiming to meet the demands of art-loving public, SOAF has provided continued attentions and opporunities to young galleries and artists. Seoul, COEX Hall B. Contact: 02-545-3314|02-545-3514|seoulopenartfair@


Jeju Photo Competition: To highlight Jeju’s significance and rekindle affection for for Jeju Island, the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province is holding holding the Jeju World Natural Heritage International Photo Competition. 

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By Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson Commander,, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud Commander

For many who have been in the Red Cloud Garrison footprint over the years, you may have noticed we have been growing a ‘downtown’ area on Casey since we began tour normalization. Before a year ago, none of the areas I will be describing would have existed. We have been doing a lot of ground breaking ceremonies; we have just done one for the first phase of the Department of Defense Education Activity kindergarten through eighth grade school being built on Casey Garrison about three weeks ago.  Wee have alre  W already ady start started ed const construc ructio tionn on a ne new w Child Development Center, which will be able to take care of 126 of our young children. Te School Age Center and Youth Center will be for grades 1-12. Kindergarten children will attend the — U.S. Army photo Col. Larry Jackson  — CDC. Te current location of our Army Community disc jockey booth. Service building is across the way just south of the urn left in front of the Gateway Club and you Pear Blossom Cottage. It will move up north of what I will enter the new ‘downtown’ Casey. Directly in front call the Casey community footprint, which is the area of you as you pass the Gateway Club on your left is next to the new school. the new Department of Defense Education Activity Tese changes are very visible from the front gate as School. It is rising from the ground like the proverbial you approach the guard house. We have modernized phoenix and transforming from a barracks to a school. the walk-in gate so that when people walk through o your left is the new Child Youth Center. Here we they already have a good impression of the post. When have converted our Community Activity Center to a you drive up to the guard house you will notice all the state of the art youth center which will be completed improvements to the gate area and even the tarmac of Sept. 20. the roads are new.  As you you con contin tinue ue nor north th down down the the str stree eet, t, on on your your Tese pleasant impressions are only the beginning, left is the new Child Development Center. Tis center but you will find you are on the threshold of a new will hold more than 120 children and be state of the ‘downtown Casey.’ art. Immediately to the right you will see Casey Directly in front of you now is the Indianhead Garrison’s Casey Lodge, new and improved with more Golf Course and restaurant. Tis golf course was than 40 new rooms. Just beyond the Lodge about  judged  judged by the Ar Army my as the be best st in the Ar Army my for 20 2009 09.. 20 yards you will see the new Bus Station, complete Many of our Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation with a new waiting area that is Family friendly and Clubs within the Red Cloud footprint have earned contains new baby changing stations in the rest that distinction. rooms. Immediately to your left is the Gateway Club, I wanted to highlight all the new things going on truly the Army’s best club for 2009. It is complete from the renovation of the bus station to expanding with a new outdoor café and new restaurant area. the Casey Lodge to prepare for large Families. I want Further inside the club is the new dining room and all of you to know we are doing a lot, and there is a lot bar, complete with new show stage, show lights and more to come.




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Maj.U.S. Gen. Michael Tucker reads “The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn to military children and Families during story time in Red Cloud Garrison’s Libr Library ary April 6.Army photo Pfc. Mardicio Barrot

2ID Comm omma ander reads reads story st ory to chi childr ldre en o on n Red Red Cloud By Pfc. Mardicio Barrot

USAG-RC Public Affairs RED CLOUD GARRISON  — Maj. Gen. Michael S. ucker, 2nd Infantry Division commander, read a story to military children at the Red Cloud Library  April 6. o begin Military Children’s Month, ucker volunteered to come to the Red Cloud Library and read a story to the children of Families of Soldiers. Before the story was read, the children sang and danced to nursery rhymes such as “Bingo” and the “Itsy Bitsy Spider.”

 Aft er the sin gi ng and dan ci ng was Darak, member of the Red Cloud Pear progressing, which makes you feel glad finished, children gathered around ucker Blossom Cottage. “It shows the general about what’s to come.” Gordon Imrie, Red Cloud Library  while he read the story of “Te Kissing is supportive of helping Families more comfortable here.” director, said more people took notice and Hand.” “Some of the children may not have attended this event than in the past. Te story was about a raccoon that had the power of magic and love in his hi s paws, and known who was reading to them, but most  “I remember when only one parent and spread that love to other animals by placing children enjoyed story time.” Darak said. one child came,” Imrie said. “I’m glad to see “I hope we have more events like this  we have made progress and more Families his paw on the cheeks of other animals.  Te children were very entertained with one in the future.” are attending.” “I think more people will come to the the story and filled the room with a lot of Reading a story can be a great way to  weekly readings now because they know communicate with children, entertain laughter and smiles.  After the story story was read, ucker ggathered athered about it.” them and educate them at the same time, “It’s good to know we are not only Darak said. Te general did those things up the children to cut a cake with a sword, progressing as an Army post, but our and I think the children will appreciate and and have refreshments. “his event was great,” said Nicole military Families and Family support are remember this event for a while.

 A r b o r Day  Ar plants roots of friendship in Kolsandong Lt. Col. Richard Fromm, USAGCasey commander, Command Sgt. Maj. Nidal Saeed, USAGCasey command sergeant major, Brent Abare, USAG-Casey deputy garrison commander, and residents from Kolsandong Village throw shovels of dirt on the roots of a newly planted cherry tree in celebration of  Arbor Day April 5 in Kolsandong Kolsando ng Village. The event served to plant the roots of friendship support among Soldiers and theand community of Kolsandong as well as celebrate the good relationship Soldiers and the community have had in the past. — Courtesy photo


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Red Cloud Garrison and Dongducheon City sign memorandum

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The School Age Youth Center on Casey Garrison is a conversion from the old Casey Community Activity Center and will be completed Sept. 20. It is a tour normalization project and will hold 75 1-5th grade children and 45 6th-12th graders. USAG-RC Now on Facebook You can now nd USAG-RC on

Facebook. http://www.Facebook. com/pages/APO/USAG-RedCloud/246854871491. Volunteers Needed

 All chaplains in Korea are seeking unpaid volunteer piano players and organists, religious education coordinators, parish coordinators, and civilian clergy. If interested in volunteering, see your chaplain. Obstacle Course Challenge

The second annual Course Challenge will on Camp Hovey April registration begins at 9

Obstacle be held 17. The a.m., the

brieng starts at 9:55 a.m. and

the events begin at 10 a.m. The competition will included individual and team categories and is open to all personnel and adult Family members stationed on USFK installations in Korea. For information call: 732-6276/6927. One Stop Center Ribbon Cutting

The One Stop Center ribbon cutting ceremony will be held in front of the center on Red Cloud Garrison April 21 at 10:30 a.m. For information call: 732-6779. Helicopter Operations

Division Special Troops Battalion will be conducting helicopter operations on Red Cloud Garrison  April 20 and 23. For information call: 732-8047. 8th Army Half/Full Marathon

The 8th Army Half/Full Marathon Championship will be held at Carey Fitness Center on Casey Garrison from 6:30 a.m. until 8 a.m. April 24. For information call: 732-6276. Red Cloud Lodge Ribbon Cutting

The Red Cloud Lodge ribbon cutting will be held April 26 at 10:30 a.m.  Ar ea I Duat hlo n Ch amp ion sh ip

The Area I Duathlon Championship will be held on Camp Hovey at the Hovey Fitness Center May 8 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. For information call: 732-6276. EEO and and Prevention of Sexual Harrassment Harrassment Brief 

EEO/POSH training will be held in Red Cloud Garrison’s Family Morale, Welfare, and Recreation conference room, bldg. S-16, May 12 from 9 a.m. to noon for nonsupervisors and 1 to 3 p.m. for supervisors. For information call: 732-6273. Camp Stanley 5/10 K Run

The Camp Stanley 5/10 kilometer run will be held May 15 at the Stanley Fitness Center at 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. For information call: 7326276.

(From left) Cho, Yi Hyun, Mayor Oh, Sea Chang, and Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, Red Cloud Garrison commander, sign a Memorandum of Agreement in Dongducheon City Hall April 7 detailing the responsibilities of both the city of Dongducheon and Red Cloud Garrison for sewer line renovations affecting Casey Garrison. — Courtesy photo

Harsh weather preparations on track in Warrior Country USAG-RC Public Affairs   RED CLOUD GARRISON — Every year Korea experiences seasonal rains from  June 1 through Sept. 30. Monsoons, or rainy seasons, are a shift in wind direction,  which causes excessive rainfall. Tese rains can cause floods, which are one of weather’ weather’ss most deadly hazards. Floodwaters can be deceptively deep and fast-moving—and they can kill. Floods come in two varieties, flash floods and the kind often called ‘river floods’ or ‘main stream floods.’ Te name flash flood tells the story. Tey occur when heavy rains or a broken dam cause a sudden rise in the level of a stream, often a small, harmless-looking stream. Floods, especially flash floods, kill more people each year than hurricanes, tornadoes,  wind storms or lightning. “What most matters to people is the effect of too much water in places where they don’t want it, when they don’ d on’tt need it,” said Dustin Welin, emergency operations

Korean’s annual rainfall. Upon receipt of a destructive weather advisory, point warning, or flood warning, units and individuals immediately start response actions to protect life, equipment and property.” Many people come to Korea who have never been here before, and know nothing of the dangers caused by a storm. “In 2006 heavy rains caused USAGCasey creek to overflow and flood other parts of the installation at a repair cost of more than $200,000” Welin said. During emergency conditions, the action phase of the plan goes into gear. “his means manpower places sand bags, controls traffic, relocates equipment, performs search and rescue operations, op erations, and evacuates and shelters victims,” Welin Welin said. “Also, we will keep the people updated about the details through our USAG-RC website and facebook.” Preparing for disaster helps everyone accept the fact disasters do happen, and provides us a chance to identify and collect col lect the resources needed to meet basic needs

and plans Mobilization, specialist, Directorate for Plans, raining, and Security. Te USAG-RC commander commande r and his staff are aware of these threats and are taking mitigation actions now to lessen their effects by taking risk assessments of facilities, exercise locations, and training areas. “Historically, about twice a year typhoons make landfall in Korea with accompanying damage by high winds and local flooding from heavy rains,” Welin said. “Monsoons and typhoons, during a 30 to 40 day period, account for more than 50 percent of

afterPreparation a disaster, Welin helps;said. when people feel prepared, they cope better. A good check list to remember: Before a flood: Keep alert for signs of heavy rain Know where high ground is and how you will get there quickly  Plan an evacuation route Have emergency supplies (batteries, portable radio, food and water) Do not park or establish bivouac adjacent to streams or at the base of

By Margaret Banish-Donaldson

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Soldier receives degree using CLEP By Pfc. Mardicio Barrot


degree in half the time. Guzman also was able to get all of his college credits accepted by Tomas Edison State College where he plans to pursue his master’s master’s degree. “Using CLEP and DSS, I was able

a hill: Mud slides down hill If in a residence fill bathtubs, sinks and jugs with clean water Move valuable household possessions to upper floors if possible If living off base know where the evacuation assembly area is on the closest US Military Installation During a flood: If outside move to high ground immediately  Don’t cross flooded streams If your vehicle stalls during a stream crossing then abandon it and move to higher ground Listen to weather bulletins on  AFKN radio If in a residence turn off electricity and gas  As se mb le em er ge nc y su pp li es , clothing and critical documents If instructed to evacuate do so quickly to high ground and if possible, to the closest US Military Installation •

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During evacuation:  Avoid already flooded and high velocity water flow areas. Do not attempt to cross a flowing stream on foot if water is above your knees Do not attempt to drive through flooded areas as the roadbed may have washed out underneath you  Avoid heavy floating objects like cars, boxes or conexs. Like an iceberg most of it will be under  water and will w ill injure you if it hits you •

little time or money for going to class every day. Tis program provides financial support suppo rt and gives Soldiers the opportunity to get all the information they need to take tests as soon as possible. Tis helps them accrue college credits quicker. “I’ve taken only six college classes, and I

1st Class Jorge Guzman was lauded for to finish an associate degree in computer am already on my way to receiving a second bachelor’ss degree in four months,” he said. completing 18 College Level Examination technology and a bachelor’s degree in Liberal bachelor’ “Te program is free for Soldiers,” said Programs and Dantes Subject Standardized  Arts and Management Studies,” Guzman Cloud ud Garrison’s Garr ison’s bachelor’s  James Campb ell, Red Clo ests April 9 in Red Cloud Garrison’s said. “I’m working on my second bachelor’s educational advisor. “If you paid for the degree in history at Tomas Edison.” Freeman Hall. Tis method of schooling is good for Guzman took college courses online and  was able to earn his associate associate and bachelor’ bachelor’ss Soldiers, Guzman explained. Soldiers have — See CLEP, Page 7 —


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Christi Lee, Family Morale Welfare and Recreation, tness director, goes over the scores of people who placed in the Hooah Fitness Challenge during a Hooah Fitness Award ceremony April 8. – U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Mardicio Barrot

Hooah Fitness Challenge sweats the fat By Pfc. Mardicio Barrot

USAG-RC Public Affairs RED CLOUD GARRISON  —  Warriors  Warriors and their Family members along  with Civilians who placed high in Family, Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Hooah Fitness Challenge were given awards during a ceremony held April 8 in Casey Garrison’s  Warrior’s  Warrior’s Club. Te ceremony lauded those who lost

the individual and group challenge. “Tis was a great event. Te challenge itself took a lot of hard work and dedication. FMWR and Lee really did a great job in organizing the event.” “It was a good event that gave people the opportunity to challenge themselves and lose weight,” Williams said. “Te event is scored by measuring the amount of body fat loss and muscle gain,” Lee said. “For every pound of body fat lost people receive one

the most or gained the most muscle point theirgained total score, for every during theweight competition. poundtoward of muscle they and received two Christi Lee, FMWR fitness director, points. More than 200 people signed up  went over the awardees scores on a chart chart aand nd for the challenge. I think everyone of them showed the participants how much fat was trained very hard to meet their goals.” lost, how much muscle was gained, and who Te awardees described their training scored the most points in the competition. as intense. hey said they had to push hroughout the event, a total of themselves to another level to accomplish 223 pounds of fat was lost among the their goals. participants. “I did three workout sessions a day,” Individual and group awards were  Williams said. “My workouts included included low given to those who placed 1 through 5. cardio in the morning, weight training in  All awardees received gifts and/or checks, the afternoon, and high intensity cardio and courtesy of FMWR. training in the evenings. It was pretty tough, “I was fortunate to be fat at the right but I pushed myself to the limit.” time,” said Jundi Williams, placing 1 in both “Placing 1 in both the individual and



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Jundi Williams, winner of the Hooah Fitness Challenge, holds his check of $400 during a Hooah Fitness Award Ceremony April 8. —  U.S.  U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Mardicio Barrot

group categories was a great feeling. It shows that hard work pays off. I wanted to challenge myself for 12 weeks to find if I could do it, and I did. Tis is a great start for me, and I have to keep persevering from here.” Williams and Lee both agree that everyone who participated in the challenge did a great job and gave it their best effort. effor t.

 “I was w as impressed by everyone’s everyone’s results,” Lee said. “o see the participants in the beginning and watch them change throughout the process was impressive. I’m proud of everyone who participated. Even though some people couldn’t place everyone did a good job. I wish I could give everyone a prize because it was inspiring.

courses in a regular college, in most cases, the cost of a semester hour could be around $250.

college of your choice that accepts your credits, which in most cases isn’t difficult at all.”

adequate study tips and information for these courses.” I recommend this program for future

in a short amount of time.” For those that are interested, the education center is providing information about these

If you calculate how many courses Guzman took, you can see how much money he saved with this program.” Tere is a wide variety of courses and classes classe s for someone to take, Guzman said. “If you name the course they have it,” Guzman said. “All you have to do is find a

Studying for these tests is not too difficult, he pointed out. “I study maybe an hour or two every night before I go to bed,” he said. “I read my books and I study at website, which is my main study source and has been a great source for me. Tey provide

Soldiers who are coming in and are trying to further pursue their education, he advised. “Every college credit is worth promotion points,” Guzman explained. “And every CLEP exam is a college credit. Using this method of schooling is the easiest way to for new Soldiers to get their degree and gain promotion points

programs and are assisting people in getting into CLEP, Campbell said. “I strongly encourage Soldiers to look into the examination program the Army has,” Campbell said. sai d. “It’s free, it’s it’s quick, and it’s a professional way to earn promotion points and your degree.” degree.”


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COMMISSARY BENEFITS are part of the Army Family Covenant’s commitment to provide a strong, supportive environment environment where Soldiers and Families can thrive. WHAT IT MEANS:  MEANS:  • Through the ‘Bringing the Benet to You’ campaign,

Guard and Reserve Soldiers and their Families have shopped on-site at more than 100 remote locations and purchased $14 million worth of commissary products. • An average of 30% SAVINGS OR MORE on

purchases compared to commercial prices. • Within the next three years, more than

$200 million will be spent on building new commissaries and enhancing existing commissaries to

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 APRIL 16, 2010



Easter Bunny sighted at Yongsan

The Easter Bunny greets one of 400 Yongsan children who attended the Garrison’s annual Easter Egg Hunt April 3. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Choe Yong-joon

By Pfc. Choe Yong-joo Yong-joo n USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs   YONGSAN GARRISON   — More than 400 U.S.  Arm y G arr iso n Yongsa Yon gsa n c hil dre n d esc end ed on Fiel d 10, bringing their uniquely decorated baskets to hunt

for Easter eggs with their parents April 3.   he event, supported by Family and Morale, Welfare Welfare and Recreation and Child, Youth and School Services,  was als o h eld sim ult an aneou eou sly at Han nam Vil lag e.   A program was offered for five different age groups: 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, and 12 and up.   wo “Golden Eggs” wrapped up in aluminum foil  wer e bur ied for the kid s to fin d; the luc ky hun hunter ter s  win nin g a n Eas ter bas ket ful l o f p riz es.   With a long blast on the Easter Bunny’s whistle, a swarm of kids rushed onto the field to gather colorful eggs and find the golden eggs. Once every colorful egg was gathered, kids mingled with the giant pink Easter Bunny to pose for pictures.   “It’ “It’ss great to have this event in Korea so that kids are having the same Easter as in the States,” said Iris Beca, mother of 3-year-old Alyssa. “hey have a lot of eggs for these kids to run around and chase. It’s a good little activity for them to do in Easter.”   She added that the event gave her her daughter and other kids an opportunity to do something different on the base, getting out of the house afte r the cold winter to enjoy the time together with other kids.   “I really appreciate how our FMWR team got together to put on this event,” said Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall. “It’s great to see that so many commun ity members participated in the event. We are here for the Soldier and their family, and we mean it when we say our Community of Excellence is the assignment of choice in Korea.”




News & Notes



News and views at new BOSS lounge By Pfc. Kim Hyung-joon USAG-Yongsan USAG-Yo ngsan Public Affairs

Healthcare Hea lthcare Advisory Council Meeting Please join us the 3rd Wednesday of every month to discuss how we can improve health care. The meeting is held at Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital Command Conference Room. For information, call 737-3045. 8th U.S. Army AFAP Conference 8th U.S. Army will hold its Army Family  Action Plan Conference April 19-23 at the Dragon Hill Lodge. For more information, please contact Ms. Kendricks at 724-3497.  Ann ual In vent ory The Yongsan Commissary will be closed on April 19, 8 a.m. - April 20, 6 p.m. due to an Annual Annual Inventory. For information, call DSN:736-3022. Sexual Assault Prevention Proclamation Ceremony  April is the Sexual Assault Awareness Month. U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Community will recognize Unit Victim  Advocataes and Deployable Sexual  Assault Response Coordinators during the ceremony for their commitment and support. COL Hall will be presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to them. The event is on April 20, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at ACS Room 118. For information, call 738-3034. Protect Your Teen from Rx Drug Abuse  According to an annual survey by the Partnership for a Drug Free America, one in five teens has abused prescription medication, and one in ten has abused over-the-counter cough medication. Surprised? Need advice about a teen who may already be abusing meds? Call the  Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Services for confidential advice at 7384579.

Sometimes Soldiers do not have the opportunity to get information about what they want. o help solve that dilemma, Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers at  Yongsan  Y ongsan held a Grand Opening for a new BOSS Information Lounge March 25 on the 2nd floor of the Moyer Recreation Center.   YONGSAN GARRISON   —

 quality BOSS of is alife program thatand supports the overall overall of single unaccompanied Soldiers by increasing retention and readiness rates by addressing grassroots issues at the Soldier level.   “Te BOSS Information Information Lounge is where Soldiers can come in and can get all kinds of information that they normally would pick up at Army Community Services and Army Center for Substance Abuse Programs,” said BOSS Coordinator Sgt. Bryon McGainey. “A lot of Soldiers have a tendency of not Yong Yongsan san Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall (center) joins Sgt. Bryon McGainey (center right) and other going to any of those places, so all different Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers volunteers at a ceremony opening their new lounge agencies donate their information to BOSS March 25.— U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kim Hyung-joon Information Lounge to help Soldiers get place to publicize upcoming events. Since  while waiti waiting ng on a bus, he he added. added. informed.”   Te lounge is not only for Soldiers, but also   Soldiers who know BOSS programs expressed BOSS Information Lounge has a hangout area for all Yongsan community members. Family Family,, satisfaction and excitement about launching a on the roof, we are going to barbeque and it  will be be a very very positiv positivee way to bring bring single single and Morale, Welfare Welfare and Recreation Adviser John new BOSS Information Lounge. O’Connor says that all community members   “Tis will be a huge benefit to Soldiers because unaccompanied Soldiers together.” are welcome and are able to come by who they haven’t had this kind of facility up until   Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall and are new to Korea and do not know how to this point at Yongsan,” Korea Region BOSS Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Rusch attended contact to BOSS. Tey may also find out what representative Staff Sgt. Brooke Bray said. the grand opening ceremony and cut the programs BOSS is offering and how they can get involved, which may be time well spent

“Soldiers are able to come over here and get information about BOSS and it is also a great

— See BOSS, Page 12 —

Korean Korea n Natio National nal Police recognized recognized for service

Tobacco Cessation Classes Do you want to quit smoking? We are here to help with ongoing smoking cessation classes every Tuesday at 1300 at the TMC. The classes will start on March 18, 2010 and end on Feb. 8, 2011. For more information, call 736-6693. Scholarships Available Visit and click on the 2010 Scholarships button on in the right column for the latest news about area scholarships.   App scholarships.  Applilicatio cationn packet packet for 20102010-20 2011 11 academic year are also available for download at Yongsan Health Clinic Relocated Since Jan. 22 Yongsan Health Clinic (Troop Medical Clinic) has relocated from the Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital/121 CSH to the newly renovated Bldg. 1663, (near Navy Club). Hours of operation have not changed. Call DSN 737-CARE 6-7 a.m. for same day appt/sick call. Hours of operation M-F 7 a.m.-4 p.m. For information, call 010-8515-1025. Tricare Online TRICARE Prime beneficiaries can schedule routine appointments using TRICARE Online. Beneficiaries living in Korea should verify their enrollment in TRICARE Overseas Program Prime. Log onto www.tricareonline.c om For more information call 736-7236. For information, call 736-7236.

For a complete list of community information news and notes, visit the USAG-Yongsan USAG-Yon gsan ofcial web site at

Korean National Police Senior Inspector Sim Dong-joo receives a Certicate of Appreciation March 25 from the Yongsan Garrison Command Team March 25 at the John M. Woods Memorial Theater. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Hwang Joon-hyun

exemplifies the strength of the alliance provide security for us 24/7, rain or snow. Without you, we could not do between our nations.”   Hall presented four Certificates of  wha t we do now. You are par t of wha t  YO NG SA N GA RR IS ON   —  Yon gs an  Appr ecia eciation tion to m ember s of the KNP KN P for makes this a Community of Excellence - ensuring our Soldiers and Families are Garrison invited 110 Korean National their dedication to the Alliance. Police officers who guard its numerous gates   he policemen watched a short video safe each and every day.” Police to Good Neighbor Program March 25. about the history and the future of the   Serving in the Korean National Police   he policemen gathered at the John  All ian ce be twe en Re pub lic o f Kor ea and a nd is one of the ways in which Korean M. Woods Memorial heater at Moyer the United States and visited the post males can fulfill their military duty, Recreation Center where they were movie theater to watch “Wolfman,” like serving the Korean army or being  wel com ed by the Gar ris on lea der shi p. followed by a tour of the Garrison and selected for the Korean Augmentation   “his is our opportunity to show the dinner at the hree Kingdoms Dining to the U.S. Army program.   Yongsan holds a KNP Appreciation day KNP what they are helping protect,” said Facility. Col. Dave Hall, U.S. Army Garrison-   “On behalf of 25,000 people here in every quarter to show continued support  Yongsan  Yongsa n com mander. man der. “ hi s rela tion ship  Yongs an an,, I tha nk you ,” Hal l sai d. “You for the partnership. B y S gt . Hwang Joon-hyun USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs




 APRIL 16, 2010

Korean rumor-busters


Yong ongsan san takes bro b ronze nze at at CFC award ceremony ceremo ny

By Sgt. Hwang Joon-hyun USAG-Yongsan USAG-Yon gsan Public Affairs

What rumor did you hear about Korea before coming here that turned out to be wrong once you arrived? USAG Yongsan FaFacebook fans have the answer. Find out what more than 2,700 Yongsan community members talking about by becoming USAG-Yongsan USAG-Yong san Facebook Fanare at! ongsan!a (Comments are kept in their original form)

Stine Guttery Lewentowicz Facebook Fan

That my apartment was going to be tiny so I shouldn’t bring my awesome furniture. Now I have to use a pink issued couch. Boo! YONGSAN GARRISON —  U.S. Forces Korea Deputy Chief of St aff Maj. Gen. Lawrence L. Wells (left) present s

Tammy Sawyer  Facebook Fan

I was warned that there was no bathrooms and every one used the bathroom where ever they found a spot. I have so nicely wrote those people that gave me ridicu lous “warnings” and told them how untrue they were.  Anot her w as h ow uns afe it i s her e... I do n’t think I ha ve ever felt any safer.

Jenny Lindquist

a 2009 Combined Federal Campaign Bronze Award to U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan at a reception at Dragon Hill Lodge March 31.  Accep ting the awar d on beha lf of the Garr ison were Resou rce Mana geme nt Direc tor Ted Jack son and Headquarters and Headquarters Company 1st Sgt. Michael A. Odom. Yongsan received the award for attaining more than 65 percent organizational participation and raising approximately $326,353.   Wells said the CFC represents the Armed Armed Forces at its its best.   “Despite the demands of being a professional in arms, you have stepped up to volunteer even more of your time to helping others unselshly,” he said. “Many of you do not want any recognition for what you do, but we want to

recognize you, as do many of your family and friends, because your example is an inspiration to others.”   “I am continually amazed at how our community comes together to support the CFC,” CFC,” Yongsan Yongsan Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall said. “Our generosity is truly part of what makes us a Community of Excellence year after year.” — U.S. Army Photo by Dan Thompson

Kids, pets dress up for Easter 

Facebook Fan

I was told to leave all m y shoes at home, because I c ould buy new ones. Glad I didn’t putall my size nine shoes in storage, it is impossible to find shoes for “large” feet.

Jennifer Lucia Facebook Fan

I am 5’4 and I thought for once in my life I would be considered tall. Unfortunately, once I got here and stood in a mass group of Koreans, I realized I was still just as short as ever.

Erika Thorton Facebook Fan

I was told that people here would not accept us and that it would be dirty, no hygeine. That is totally not true. When I send pictures to my friends they always say I never imagined it would look like that.

“Easter morning, my daughter Alyssa with our dog Kiwi” — Courtesy photo by Iris Beca See yourself in the Morning Calm when you become a USAG-Y USAG-Yongsan ongsan Facebook Fan. Just post your travel photos to our page with a quick description covering who, what, when, where and why and we’ll see you in the paper. - Your Yongsan PAO PAO team






ribbon to make it official.   “A “About bout a month ago, this this was a United United Services Organizations satellite office,” Hall said. “Sgt. McGainey, saw an opportunity  which has a great balcony which, in future, there might be a pub party. Command Sgt. Maj. Rusch and FMWR team Mr. Robinson

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and Eric [Yim] made this happen. Tis is the greatest example of what Yongsan BOSS all about. What a great location!”   For more information about the Yongsan Yongsan BOSS program, please contact BOSS coordinator Sgt. Bryon McGainey at 738-5466.

The event of the year year,, KUSFW will be held from 19-23 of April. Various events are prepared for everyone!

This Year, KUSFW will be more meaningful because  we also commemorate commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Korean War / KATUSA Program. Do not miss this opportunity for entertainments and New experience!

 19-23 APR 2010



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 Au  A u t o m at atii o n t o Im Imp p r o v e Pos Po s t -9/1 -9/11 1 GI Bi B i l l Pr Pro o c es esss i n g By Donna Miles  American Forces Press Service

 WASHINGON  WASHING ON – With 153,000 veterans enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill this semester, and new automation tools to arrive this month to improve processing procedures, Veterans  Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki declared the program “on track” and headed toward greater efficiency. Shinseki acknowledged during an interview with American Forces Press Service that the Post-9/11 GI Bill got off to a rocky start after it took effect Aug. 1. He said he was surprised when many colleges and universities took months to submit the student enrollment certificates VA needed to begin cutting checks to the schools as well as enrollees. “Tey must be well-endowed,” he said of schools that covered the up-front costs of students’ tuition, room and board without seeking prompt reimbursement. “But because I don’t have that certificate, I haven’t paid them tuition. But neither have I paid kids their

monthly living stipend or their books, because they are all tied together.” By the second week of December, the end of the fall semester, VA was still receiving 1,500 to 2,000 certificates of enrollment a day for students who had been attending schools since  August, he said. In fact, some are still trickling in to VA. “We learned a lot. We learned we had to talk to 6,500 schools and say, ‘We have got to do better,’” Shinseki said. “We needed to work with them and explain to them that ‘Whether you think it is important or not, the veteran doesn’t get paid until you send us this certificate of enrollment.’ So for the veteran’s sake, we need to do better.” Shinseki credited the VA staff with stepping up to the plate, contacting schools directly to solicit those enrollment certificates, then going into overdrive to manually process thousands of certificates a day. He convened a late-night meeting in November, bringing together the education directors from VA’s regional offices to come up with ways to further speed up the processing.

“We took out steps that were redundant,” he said. “In the process, we have simplified and reengineered the business process. … We have worked the bugs out of an imperfect system.” By the end of the fall semester, he said, all 173,000 enrollees were being paid through this new process.  As of Feb. 1, 131,000 of the 153,000 students enrolled in the system were being paid, and VA was “knocking down” the remaining certificates at the rate of about 7,000 a day, he noted. “So I feel pretty good about how this is going,” Shinseki said. “Our numbers are up and our payments are up, and we still don’t have an automated tool.” Te first of those new tools is set to come online this month, with more capabilities to follow in July, November and December. By the year’s end, Shinseki said, the system will be fully automated. “I think we are on a good track,” he said. “Now, when automation comes, we are going to have a tremendous gain.” Shinseki said he’s counting on lessons

learned implementing the Post-9/11 GI Bill to carry over as VA tackles its major challenge this year: reducing the disability claims backlog. Shinseki called the Post 9/11 GI Bill a generous investment in the future of veterans who have served the country in uniform since 9/11. “I feel good about the GI Bill. Tat is an accomplishment,” he said. “I think that, longterm, this is going to be a huge return for the country. And it is a huge step for [veterans] and their lives.” Te Post-9/11 GI Bill provides veterans seeking an undergraduate degree a full ride at any state institution at the highest in-state tuition rate, by state, along with a semester stipend for books and a monthly living stipend. For the first time in history, servicemembers enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill program can transfer unused educational benefits to their spouses or children. Te living stipend does not extend to activeduty servicemembers receiving Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.

Notice to determine existence of local debt:

2010 201 0 Korea LandWarNet Training Conference

Sgt. Brian W. W. Davis, HHD 36th Signal Battalion, died Apr. 10, 2010 in Daegu, Republic of Korea. Sgt. Davis was assigned to USAG Humphreys for for 12 months and USAG Daegu for 9 months.  Anyone with claims against the estate of Sgt. Davis should contact the the USFK Casualty & Mortuary Affairs Office Summary Court Martial Officer at DSN 764-0917.

Te 2010 Korea LandWarNet raining Conference is scheduled for May 18 20 at the grand ballroom of the Hotel Capital in Itaewon. Te conference theme is “Shaping Cyber Operations in the Far East.” Te conference will bring Government and Industry together to communicate best business practices and an d implementations and train key personnel on the latest tactics, techniques, and procedures for network and enterprise service management and cyber operations.






Gen. Sharp proclaims May 1 as USFK Law Day 2010  By IMC IMCOMOM-K K Public Affairs

support to maintain legitimate authority  Whereas Americans from all walks of life,  YONGSAN GARRISON — Gen. Walter  public figures and private individuals alike, Sharp, Commander, U.S. Forces Korea, have reaffirmed in words and deeds our proclaimed May 1, 2010 as Law Day 2010. national allegiance to the rule of law  Whereas lawyers and judges recognize that Te proclamation reads: they bear a special responsibility to foster public “Whereas our legal institutions and system understanding of law and legal institutions of justice depend on popular participation and and commitment to the rule of law 

Whereas Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and DOD Civilians have sworn an oath to support and defend the Constitution and thus our nation’s laws  Whereas Law Day has been an annual observance since President Dwight Eisenhower established it in 1958 as ‘a day of national dedication to the principle of government under law’

Whereas Law Day 2010 provides us with an opportunity to understand and appreciate the emerging challenges that confront our world—and the law—in the 21st century, while reaffirming enduring legal traditions  NOW,, THEREFORE, I, Walter L. Sharp, NOW General, United States Army, hereby designate Saturday, May 1, 2010, as Law Day for United States Forces Korea.” 

 VoIP: Know the security considerations for Internet telephone service By 1st Signal Brigade Special to the Morning Calm Weekly

Benefits of VoIP VoIP service for consumers offers these features for both conventional telephone and cell phone customers: • Easy setup and use: In many areas, you don’t even need a computer to get started; service is available through your telephone using a small adaptor. Major telephone, cable, and Internet providers also offer nationwide calling along with their other service packages.

Risks of VoIP • Teft: Attackers who can access a VoIP server can also get access to the stored voice data and the phone service itself, to eavesdrop or make free calls on your account. • Attack from viruses: If a VoIP server computer is infected with a virus, it can result in loss of phone service for you. It can also affect other computers connected to that system. • Unregulated technology: Tough regulation is in progress, users are currently open to some specific vulnerabilities and scams. For example, telemarketers can use VoIP to deliver enormous numbers of mechanical voice messages to consumers, sometimes resulting in a system shutdown. Criminals can also use a process called caller ID spoofing (displaying a false caller ID signature to call recipients) to pose as a trusted official to trick you into divulging sensitive account information.

• Voice storage: can access online,you store conversations on yourYou computer, andVoIP replayvoice themmail whenever like.your

Next week: Part II of VOIP 

 As telephone calling through the Internet, also known as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), becomes more common, it has also drawn the attention of online attackers. Before you try VoIP, you should know the benefits and drawbacks, and how you can enhance its security.

Over 220 women from the Pacic region attended the Faithlift 2010 Women’s Conference at the Yongsan garrison south post chapel Mar. 26-27.  —  Photo  Photo collage courtesy Lisa Cooper



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Area I Worship Schedule Protestant Services

Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday

1000 1000 1100 1100 1100

Stone Chapel West Casey Chapel Warrior Chapel Crusader Chapel Hovey Chapel

Gospel  Sunday


Casey Memorial Chapel

Area III Worship Schedule

Area II Worship Schedule

Collective  Collective  Sunday   Sunday Liturgical  Sunday Contemporary   Sunday Contemporary   Sunday Non-denominational Sunday Gospel   Gospel Sunday Mision Pentecostal Hispana  Hispana  Sunday Korean   Korean Sunday

0930 1030 0800 0930 1100

Brian Allgood Hospital K-16 Chapel Memorial Chapel South Post Chapel Hanam Village Chapel

Collective Sunday  

1100 1230

South Post Chapel South Post Chapel

1430 0910

South Post Chapel Hannam Village Chapel



CRC Warrior Chapel

Camp Carroll Camp Walker  Camp Walker  Camp Walker 

Contemporary Wednesday Friday

1900 1900

Camp Carroll Camp Walker 

Freedom Chapel

KATUSA Tuesday Tuesday

1900 1830

Camp Carroll Camp Walker 

Freedom Chapel

Catholic Services 0900 1145

Camp Walker  Camp Carroll

Freedom Chapel Suwon Air Base Chapel

Gospel   Gospel


Freedom Chapel

Church of Christ


Bldg. 558, Room 206

Contemporary   Contemporary


Freedom Chapel

KATUSA Tuesday


Korean  Wednesday





Memorial Chapel



Memorial Chapel

1900 1830 1830

CRC Warrior Chapel Casey Memorial Chapel Camp Hovey Chapel

Seventh-DayAdventist  Adventist  Saturday


Brian Allgood Hospital

Early Morning Service  Service  (Korean) Mon-Sat


South Post Chapel

Episcopal   Episcopal


Memorial Chapel


Mass Daily Sunday  


Mass Sunday  

Catholic Services

KATUSA  Sunday Tuesday Tuesday


Collective Protestant Sunday   Church of Christ Gospel   Gospel

1000 1030 1700 1215

1100 1100

United Pentecostal  Pentecostal  COGIC

Area IV Worship Schedule Protestant Services

Protestant Services

Protestant Services



1145 0900 1500

Annex 2 Chapel Freedom Chapel Suwon Air Base Chapel


Annex 2 Chapel

Jewish Every 2nd Friday

Catholic Services/Mass Sunday Sunday Sunday

0900 1200 0930

CRC Warrior Chapel West Casey Chapel Camp Hovey Chapel


Catholic Services Catholic Mass  Mass  Saturday 1700   Sunday 0800   Sunday 1130   Mon/Wed/Thur/Fri 1145   1st Sat. 0900

Memorial Chapel South Post Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel

Jewish Friday


West Casey Chapel

Te Command Chaplain’s Chaplain’s Oce is here to perform, provide, or coordinate total religious support to the United Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Eighth U.S. Army Servicemembers, their families and authorized civilians across the full spectrum of operations from armistice to war. Visit the U.S. Forces Korea Religious Support site at: http://www ch.aspx for helpful links and information.

Jewish   Friday


South Post Chapel


Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact USAG-Yongsan Chaplains

USAG-Humphreys Chaplains

USAG-Red USAG-R ed Clo ud/Casey

USAG-Daegu USAG-D aegu Chaplain s

Chaplain ( Lt. Col.) Jeffr ey D. Hawkins:

Chaplain (Maj.) John Chun:

2ID Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jonathan Gibbs:

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Kwon Pyo:

 [email protected]  jeffrey.d.h [email protected], .mil, 738-3009

 [email protected]  john.chun@u, .mil, 754-7274 754-7274

 [email protected],  [email protected] .mil, 732-7998

[email protected], [email protected], 764-5455

Chaplain (Maj.) Terry E. Jarvis: [email protected] [email protected],l, 738-3917

Chaplain (Capt.) Anthony Flores:  [email protected] [email protected],, 754-7042

Red Cloud Chaplain (Lt. Col) David Acuff: [email protected], [email protected], 732-6169

Chaplain (Capt.) Mike Jones: [email protected], 765-8991

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Mark Chesnutt, noted country music singer, performs for Warriors at the conclusion of Warrior Friendship Week in Gateway Park on Casey Garrison  April 8. — U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson



Second Infantry Division’s tae kwon do demonstration team began the festivities by demonstrating breathtaking feats of the martial art. — U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson

By Kevin Jackson USAG-RC Public Affairs CASEY GARRISON – Te 1st Heavy Brigade Combat eam took home the overall champion and bragging rights from the first-ever Warrior Friendship Week held at installations throughout Area I

 April 5-8. Troughout the week, American and Korean Soldiers participated in numerous unit level sports, a golf scramble, chicken fights (gimajeon), a relay run, indoor soccer (jok ku), tug-of-war, Korean wrestling (ssireum), basketball, and ultimate warrior and MOS specific competitions. “You have competed on the friendly fields of strife with the same spirit, skill and determination that you began the Shield Ride, the Manchu Mile and the Warrior Stakes,” said Maj. Gen. Michael S. ucker, ucker, commanding general of the 2nd Infantry Division, in his closing ceremony remarks at Schoonover Bowl April 8. “We have found out who is the best on the soccer field, the basketball court, the  wrestlingg ring and all the other assorted  wrestlin sporting competitions that we’ve had,” he said. “We’ve “We’ve also reinforced something that  we already knew. Tat this great American and Korean warrior team is truly second to none.”  An Area I Warrior crosses the fnish line Te general, assisted by Col. Yun Won- during the relay race celebrating Warrior hui, commander of the Republic of Korea Friendship Week in Schoonover Bowl  Army Support Group, passed out trophies on Casey Garrison April 8. —   U.S. and individual awards to all the teams.  Army photo by Jim Cunningha Cunningham m

Warriors challenge each other by unit in tug-of-war during the festivities in Schoonover Bowl celebrating Warrior Friendship Week April 8 on Casey Garrison. —  U.S.  U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson

Warriors play gimajeon for bragging right to placing 1 during the sports events portion of Warrior Friendship Week April 8 in Schoonover Bowl on Casey Garrison. — U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson





Commissaries celebrate the Month of the Military Child By Cherie Huntington DeCA public affairs specialist

FORT LEE, Va. — Te news media eats it up, as does the intended audience: Military mom or dad returns from deployment; child, unaware, sits in class; child glances up and sees military parent step out from hiding. Emotions cycle quickly across the young face – surprise, disbelief, amazement and joy followed by tears of relief and happiness as the long-awaited hugs become real. Tese are the nation’s “Li’l Heroes,” wee soldiers with their own burdens of war to carry, and April marks a special month to salute their sacrifices. A legacy of former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, Month of the Military Child underscores the important role children of military parents play in the armed forces

community. “Your commissary wants to make this an extra-special month for these little heroes,” said

Defense Commissary Agency  Web page features a special section dedicated Director and CEO Philip E. to military children: Sakowitz Jr. “We know it’s tough sections/uniformedservices/deployment/ for them to handle frequent  videos.html.  Another site providing help for moves and long separations from military children’s stress is Military OneSource, loved ones serving in uniform, a virtual extension of base services, available for but we’d hope April feels like a all active-duty, Guard and Reserve families: month of homecomings.”,, or call Commissaries worldwide are at 800-342-9647. engaged in various events geared DeCA’s “Li’l Heroes Benefit Bulletin” points toward children in April, ranging the way to goodies and information sure to from nutrition tours and diaper delight mom and baby. Tis monthly newsletter derbies, to artistic endeavors gives links to coupons, special offers and mustsuch as egg coloring and grocery read information on everything from recalls to bag art – all opportunities to children’s nutrition. recognize and applaud military Visit,  children for the daily sacrifices and click “Shopping” on the menu bar. Ten they make on behalf of service members. scroll down to “Li’l Heroes Baby Program” to Te American Academy of Pediatrics subscribe.


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New logo represents the way ahead for IMCOM By Ashley Bateman USAG Bamberg Public Affairs

symbol. Te top choice contained all the elements the project team had hoped for.

Military community members will now goals see a it was “Wethewere symbolic icon representing the progressive one thrilled selected,”that of Installation Management Command, the  Aydt said. “It was headquarters of Army garrisons worldwide. designed to invoke Te logo, developed to coincide with the pride in our 2010-2017 Installation Management Campaign command Plan rollout and to run in conjunction with and our the IMCOM emblem, is representative of the four major facets of Army community life: stewardship, readiness, facilities and families. Kathy Aydt, chief of Strategic Communications of Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management/ IMCOM, was asked by IMCOM Commander Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch to create a logo representative of the new goals. “He is very interested in instilling pride and ownership within the workforce and wanted something that really symbolized the importance of the work that we do and for the Soldiers,”  Aydt said. “He felt it should be a logo that people could really relate to and get behind.” Te team drew on the creative efforts of the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command and the U.S. Army Environmental Command, as well as engaging members of the Installation Management Community to ensure the new image magnified the most significant aspects of the Army. “We extended it to our community at large in a type of contest format and solicited all the input,” Aydt said. Te result, after only a one-week window for submissions, was more than 70 different versions of a logo to represent IMCOM. More than 2,000 people then contributed their opinions by voting on a

mission. Te symbols are strong and the colors are bold, as is our mission and our commitment to fulfilling that mission.”  Aydt explained that each

element in the final design had a specific significance to representing Army communities and IMCOM’s

that we’re responsible for and of course you see the family grouping at the bottom. You may note that you can’t tell who are Soldiers or if

objectives years. for the coming “You have the green with the tree which symbolizes our

there Soldiers that there...we have atolarge civilianareworkforce is very also important us. In this day and age not only Soldiers deploy but [so do] civilians. Tose things were intentionally built into this logo, and probably on some level it’s why it has such a wide appeal.” Te campaign plan outlines the goals and areas deserving particular focus over the next seven years. Lynch, who implemented the campaign, outlined the purpose of the plan in the mission statement; “o provide standardized, effective and efficient services, facilities and infrastructure to Soldiers, families and civilians for an Army and Nation engaged in persistent conflict,” -emphasizing the focus on increasing the effectiveness of post programs and agendas.

Lynch further underlined his aspirations for garrisons by choosing six major topics to focus funds, energy and manpower on. “My intent is to provide the facilities, programs and services required to support  Army readiness, sustain the All-Volunteer All-Volunteer Force and provide the infrastructure for current and future mission requirements,” Lynch wrote. “I stewardship,” will do so through six Lines of Effort: Soldier she said. “You have and Family Readiness, Soldier and Family Wellthe flag at the top that being, Leader and Workforce Development, symbolizes our readiness Installation Readiness, Safety, Energy Efficiency in support of the Army. You and Security as imperatives in all that we do.” see the facilities, the structures  As garrisons move forward in meeting the which represent the infrastructure goals of the 2010-2017 Campaign plan, the new logo will continue to serve as a reminder to what IMCOM is built upon, the Soldiers, civilians and families that make up the worldwide  Army community.



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USAG HUMPHREYS Comb ombin ine ed ant nti-te i-terr rror oris ism m exerci xercise se fea featu tures res IED de detecti tection, on, use of qui quick ck rea react ctio ion n for f orce ce


 APRIL 16, 2010

By Spc. Timothy N. Oberle 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs K󰀭16 AIR BASE 󲀔 With sirens blaring, Republic of Korea Army tanks guarding

the gates,everywhere and Military WorkingthisDogs searching for explosives, tiny installation was alive with activity during a four-day force protection exercise, March 29 to April 1.   During the cold, rainy week, here, all units, including the 2nd Assault Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat  Aviation Brigade, ROKA’ ROKA’s 15th Composite  Win g, the 718 th Exp lo siv e Ord na nanc nc e Disposal Company, and civilian personnel from the K-16 fire department, participated in the force protection exercise to ensure readiness for possible terrorist attacks. Te exercise focused on “communication between the various units during changes in the force protection conditions on base,” said 2nd Lt. Laurence Hines, an intelligence officer for 2-2 Aviation. “It helps personnel know what to do, how to do it, and an d when to do it based on the command group’s overall protection plan.”   Conducting the exercise satisfies satisfies K-16’s force protection requirements and allows USAG-Yongsan to evaluate K-16’s overall readiness, Hines said. hrough simulated civil and military disturbances, 2-2 Aviation was able to designate responsibilities to two quick reaction force teams for the protection of assigned and visiting personnel.   “Te QRF (quick reaction force) teams  will be relatively the same if we ever have to face a real-life threat,” said Sgt. Kevin Shoun, an assistant platoon sergeant for Delta Company, 2-2 Aviation and one of the QRF team leaders. Hines added that “in order to be ready, these teams need to know how to receive and execute QRF plans in order to mitigate those threats.” During the exercise, simulations were

Republic of Korea Army Soldiers form up behind an armored personnel carrier carrier during a suspected gate breach at K-16 Air Base as part of a force protection exercise, March 31. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Timothy N. Oberle

presented for a mass casualty, a Korean national protest, and a vehicle-borne and mail room planted improvised explosive device. Te two QRF teams were formed and briefed before the exercise to respond to any type of event that might be simulated. “I think we did really well, given the short preparation time, but if we had more practice it certainly couldn’t hurt,” Shoun said. “I think they worked most of the kinks out on the first day during the administration portion, which made everything a lot easier.”

 A member of the 718th Explosive Ordinance Ordinance Disposal team suits up in preparation preparation to disable a vehicle-borne improvised explosive explosive device at K-16, March 31, while, right, Soldiers from K-16  Air Base treat a leg injury during a mass casualty simulation. – U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Ma,



News & Notes

USAG HUMPHREYS Chesnutt tour a hit at Humphreys

Photoshop Tutorial Offered Humphreys’ Child, Youth and School Services is offering a Photoshop tutorial April 19 and April 26. Participants will learn how to edit, enhance, organize and share their digital images. For more information, call 753-8645. Town Hall Meeting USAG-Humphreys is hosting a Town Hall meeting in the Community Activity Center, April 20, starting at 6 p.m. Come out and address leaders in the community with questions, comments and concerns. For more information, call 753-3700.

Homeschool Informational Mee Meeting ting The Child, Youth and School Services is hosting a Homeschool Informational meeting, April 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Youth Center, Bldg. 570. CYSS will provide information about standardized testing, legal issues, homeschooling overseas, transcripts and more. Children are welcome to attend and for details, call 753-8274. Comedy ROKs Tour Coming Comedy ROK’s is back with a fresh crew and new laughs, April 23, in Tommy D’s, starting at 8 p.m. Sit back, relax and enjoy the humor of Rocco Stowe, Derek Gaines, Turae Gordon, Lawrence Killebrew and Richie Redding. For more information, call 753-8191. Commissary Hosts 5K Run Pre-registration is now open for the Commissary 5K Run scheduled for May 1, at 8 a.m. Runners may register the day of the event, starting at 7 a.m. The run begins in the USAG-Humphreys garrison headquarters parking lot. For more information, call 753-8811. Eobong Festival Trip Outdoor Recreation is offering a trip to the annual Eobong Festival, May 12. The festival celebrates the spirit of spring and the ocean and takes place at Busan. Visitors to the festi val can try catching sh with their bare hands, take part in a cooking contest and sample different types of food. To register before the May 6 deadline, call 753-3255 or 753-3013.


By Steven Hoover  USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs

was young and his father played the records on Sunday mornings before church. And, thanks to the folks from ime Life, he is getting to do the album of his dreams.   “I’m real excited about this next album,” he said, “because it is filled with songs from legendary performers that I sang growing up in the business. Some of the songs, I’ve been singing

󲀔 Veteran country music singer Mark Chesnutt performed at the Super Gym, here, April 9, before a crowd cr owd of about 900, during the second leg of a threestop tour through Korea last week.   HUMPHREYS GARRSION

  He and his band, who have also previously all of my life. Others, this album was the first done shows in Kuwait, Iraq and on stateside time.” military installations, also performed at Camp   Besides songs by the country legends Casey and Kunsan Air Base as part of this trip. previously mentioned, he covers songs by Johnny   Chesnutt, originally originally from Beaumont, exas, Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Jerry has been a touring musician for almost thirty  Jeff Walker. Walker. Te album is scheduled for a June Country singer Mark Chesnutt performed for years. release. about 90 minutes, April 9, at the Super Gym,   After starting out with with his father, Bob, singing   During the Humphreys show, which featured featured in the middle leg of a three-stop tour. He also cover songs of country legends like Merle many of his well known titles such as “Bubba performed at Camp Casey and Kunsan Air Haggard, George Jones and Waylon Jennings, he Shot Te Jukebox,” “Blame It On exas,” “It Base during the trip. finally caught a break, in 1989, when he signed Sure Is Monday,” and “Old Flames Have New  Artist’s of the 90’s. s. with MCA Nashville. Names,” he told the crowd that he “wanted to   Later that year, year, he released his his first single single   And, although he said he’s still young for a  join the Army when he was young, but somehow somehow “oo Cold At Home,” eventually earning him singer, he said he’s getting to “darn old to be wound up with a guitar in a bar.” the Country Music Academy’s Horizon Award. climbing on tanks (which he did at Camp Casey)   He thanked thanked everyone in attendance, attendance, especially Following that, and thanks to Jones, the man and in and out of helicopters. the Soldiers, because “we couldn’t do what we do “It’ss been a great trip so far,” far,” he said before the if not for folks like you who volunteer to protect Chesnutt calls his main mentor and “someone   “It’ Humphreys concert. “I’m really looking forward our freedom.” who is real special to me,” Mark began an almost to putting on a great show for the folks.” non-stop career that continues today.   As the show concluded, Chesnutt received   He admitted that he still gets nervous before appreciation gifts from Col. Joseph P. Moore,   “George is someone who who has always been in my corner,” Chesnutt said. “We come from every show, even when he knows he’s among USAG-Humphreys commander, and Col. the same area in exas exas and my dad used to run friends.  Joseph A. Bassani, Bassani, 2nd Combat Aviati Aviation on Brigade around with him. I owe a lot of my career success   “Once, when I had the privilege of playing commander. at the Grand Ole Opry, Roy Acuff told me to   He was then asked to play one more song, to him.” nervousnes s,” Chesnutt said. “And, which turned out to be “I Don’t Want o Miss   Tat recognition recognition and initial success opened opened never lose the nervousness,” I guess it is something that has just stayed with  A Ting,” a song that he had a t the t op of the the door to offer him what he considers the me over the years.” chance of a sing country music for charts for four consecutive weeks.   Something else that has stayed with him over   After a short break, he came out and signed country fans.   “I can remember one time during a tour, tour, I the years is his love of the “outlaw” era of country autographs and took pictures for those who didn’t set foot on the front porch for almost ten music. Songs that go back to the days when he waited. months,” he said “with the exception of a day or so, then it was right back out again.”   Chesnutt has been so busy making albums and touring over the years, he was named one of Billboard Magazine’ Magazine’ss en Most Played Radio

Force Protection Reminde Reminder  r  During random anti-terrorism checks at USAGHumphreys facilities, be prepared to show your identication card. AR 600-18-14 and USFK Regulation 27-5, requires ID card holders to have their cards in possession at all times. For more information, call 754-6192. Voting Information Military and Overseas Voters should submit their ballot request for the May and June state primaries. The following states will conduct Primary Elections during May, on the date indicated: May 4: Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio May 11: Nebraska, West Virginia May 18: Arkansas, Kentucky, Oregon, Pennsylvania May 25: Idaho June 1: Alabama, Mississippi, New Mexico June 8: California, Iowa, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia  Any eligible person who has not submitted a registration and ballot request for the 2010 calendar year, should do so as soon as possible. The application and instructions are available at OB Orientation Civilians and Soldiers are invited to attend the Obstetrics (OB) Orientation held on the last Friday of each month, in the Super Gym, starting at 9 a.m. For information, contact Capt. Beth Brauchli at 753-8003 or Stacee Roberts, at 753-6287.

Spc. Chris Hopkins, HHB, 35th Air Defense  Arti llery Briga de, welco med fello w Texan, Mark Chesnutt, with their state ag, April 9, in the Super Gym. — U.S. Army photos by Steven Hoover 

 About 900 people, e, mostly mostly camera camera-carryi -carrying ng country music fans, turned out to see see Mark Chesn Chesnutt, utt,  April 9, at the Super Gym. Gym.

Summer Enrichment Program deadline nears HUMPHREYS GARRISON  – Registration for the Department of Defense

his half-day Summer Enrichment Program, which begins June 28 and runs through July 23, is a supplemental extension of the DoDEA curriculum and standards.

success and gain the most benefit from this program, they need to be present each day. Tose who register, but do not attend, are depriving other students the

Education Activity Summer Enrichment Program, at Humphreys American School for grades Kindergarten through 8th, concludes April 23. No late registrations will be accepted. Participation is limited to currently enrolled, space-required DoDEA students.

Students will experience a variety of engaging, theme-related activities emphasizing math and language arts skills. It is not a remedial program and is provided at no cost. However, sponsors must arrange for student transportation. In order for students to meet with

opportunity to participate. Except for illness and emergencies, regular attendance is required. o register a child for the program, obtain, fill out, and return the registration form to the HAS main office before the deadline. For more information, call 753-6313.

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 APRIL 16, 2010



‘Losers’ reveal secrets for successful weight drop USAG-Humphreys USAG-Humphre ys Public Affairs

󲀔 he team of Bert Scott and Howard Willis lost a combined total of 108.4 pounds to capture ca pture first place in the garrison’s “Te Biggest Loser” contest. Tey also finished one and two in individual weight loss, with Scott dropping 70.4 pounds and Willis losing 38

  “I went vegetarian, no meat, cheese, cheese,  would cut my calories from 3000 a day to combined to drop 230 total pounds. pound s. In the butter or dairy products of any kind,” Scott about 1500 a day. Tis, along with increased individual category, a total of 17 people said. “My breakfasts consisted of oatmeal, exercise every week, has helped me lose the dropped 294 pounds. laced with walnuts and raisins, topped with  weight.   Overall results were: cinnamon. Lunches were almost exclusively   “Reading Dave Elger’s Elger’s book, ‘Lose It   Teams:  Howard Willis and Bert Scott, salads with low (calorie) or no fat dressings. Forever – Lose Weight and Improve Your 108.4 lbs.; Leticia and Walter aylor, 34.6 he evening meals were salads or other Health: Do It the Right Way!’ helped me lbs.; Alvin and Marie Jordan, 25.4 lbs.; vegetables, with a boiled egg and tuna or look at food differently. I now look at the  J’amie and Clover Clover Stevenson, Stevenson, 25 lbs.; lbs.; Reggie Reggie broiled blackened fish with lime. calories on the box and look at how much and Sheri Castro, 24.6 lbs.; Sheur Yang and

pounds even.   Final weigh-ins were conducted April 4,  with prizes awarded April 10. Te threemonth contest began in early January and  was a combined promotion of the Area III Sports Program and Health Promotion. Tis year’s contest drew 29 two-person teams and 72 individuals. Winners were determined by the largest percentage of weight lost between entry and the final weigh-in.   How did they they do it?

 to “I keptper myday,” calorieheintake calorie intak e to “If between 1200a fat within that I rule,” am eating. Chang, 11.4 lbs. 1500 added. I needed   “Iis stuck tothe thefood 15 minute he added. New   Individuals:   Bert Scott, 70.4 lbs.; snack after dinner, I ate half a Fuji apple or “Every time I wanted a snack, I waited 15 Howard Willis, 38 lbs.; Walter Scott, 32.2 celery sticks with a few dry roasted peanuts. minutes to see if I really needed it. More lbs.; Alvin Jordan, 22.2 lbs.; Oddie Lowell, I took in plenty of low and no calorie liquids often than not, the craving for that snack 22.8 lbs.; J’amie Stevenson, 16.4 lbs.; Sheri all throughout the day. I increased my  went away so I didn’t didn’t eat what I didn’t didn’t need Castro, 15 lbs.; Kiu ravis, ravis, 15 lbs.; Jennifer exercise and movements throughout the day, in the first place. Attending the Win Over Varney, 12.2 lbs.; Demoria ucker, 15.2 so I would not have to face that long exercise  Weight (WOW) (WOW) Support Group meetings lbs.; Katherine urner, 12.8 lbs.; Maxine session in the evenings. I swam and used the also helped. We were able to share how we Blackwood, 6.2 lbs.; Nataska Jones, 7 lbs.; stationary bike for a half hour each.” did things for weight loss and dieting.”  Jessica Noel, 3.8 lbs.; Dennis Fewell, 2.4   As for Willis, he said, “I decided that I   Of the seven teams that finished, they lbs.; and Leticia aylor, aylor, 2.4 lbs.


Internship exposes student to  ways  wa ys of Ame Ameri rica can n ch chilildr dren en By Lee, Hye-young USAG-Humphreyss Public Affairs Intern USAG-Humphrey

interested in children, so she wanted to work  with both babies and youth. Because of two  jobs, she is very busy.

  “I want to learn how to treat the children HUMPHREYS GARRISON 󲀔 “aking care of children is not a matter to be individually,” she said. “Spending time slighted,”” said Kim, Ho-yoen, also known as  with them, I was sometimes embarrassed, slighted, Grace, an intern currently working at both and then I didn’t know how I should treat the Child Development Center and School them.”   But her love for children has no limits.  Age Services, here.   Grace, a student at Pyeongtaek University, University,   “I had never met American children is one of seven college interns who began before I joined the internship program,” she  work here in Februa ry. She work s with said. “I really wanted to meet them. Also, children, infants to 5 years old, as an my major is youth welfare.” assistant at the CDC in the morning, and   “She always listens attentively when the then spends time with school aged children children’s speak,” said Karla Burke, SAS director, who praised the intern’s patience. at SAS in the afternoon. Te internship program is part of the “During this internship program, Grace U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor and  will meet many children who have various Community Relations Program, as well as personalities and backgrounds. I hope she a volunteer program of Army Community  will have a great time with them.”   Grace said that she is very happy with the Services.   During the six-month program, each program thus far and has high hopes for the student receives credit for an “overseas” future. like to participate participate in this this internship and work experience in an   “I would like English-speaking environment, without having to leave their country.   Grace said that she always has been

program, or another internship, after this internship,” Grace said. “It has been about two months since the start of this internship

Two Air Force Special Forces personnel are lifted out of harms way by a Black Hawk crew from Charlie Company, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, during an exercise near Camp Walker, in Daegu, March 26. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Timothy N. Oberle

Exercis Exe rcise e test ‘dust-off’ ‘dust -off’ troops By Cpl. Ju-ho Ma 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

󲀔 It was about 3 p.m., March 26, when the call came in.   Immediately, two Black Hawk crews from Charlie Company, 3rd General Support Aviation Aviation Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade flew to a dry pond near Camp  Walker,, in Daegu, and picked up injured Air Force troops, carrying t hem to safety to receive  Walker medical treatment.   Tis training scenario was part of a Medical Evacuation Evacuation exercise between between dust-off and Air   HUMPHREYS GARRSION

Force Special Forces   “Our goal [for ourpersonnel. crews] is to get them (the flight crews) to a higher level of proficiency and readiness, and that’s why we put them in various emergency situations and train them how to deal with those situations,” said Chief Warrant Officer 3 Johnny Garcia, the dust-off standardization pilot. “Tis training was also important in that we learned how to handle the differences that occur when two different services work together. We trained our Soldiers with an experience they hardly get and learned how to coordinate with other services.”

Kim, Ho-yeon, a CDC and SAS intern, plays with Gabriel Payne during an afternoon at SAS. — U.S. Army photo by Lee, Hye-young



 APRIL 16, 2010



176th FMC hosts hos ts 3rd ann nnual ual Be B est Fin ina anc nce e Manage nagement ment Sup uppo port rt Team Com ompeti petiti ti on

Pfc. Somi Kim, a member of Charlie Detachment Team nds cover behind a brick wall during a dismounted patrol which was part of lane seven of the Best FMST Competition.  — U.S.  Army Photo by Sgt . Daniel Wallace 

first in lanes one, two, four, and seven.  Alpha detac hment team, Yongsan Army Base, second with 5,700 points-placing CAMP CARROLL —   Inside the first in lane six. Delta detachment team, community club, a rundown empty building Camp Casey, third place with 5,378 points By Sgt. Daniel J. Wallace 501st SBDE Public Affairs

Members of Charlie Detachment Team pull security around the baseball dugout while Staff Sgt. Lucia Delgao calls in a medevac request for Sgt. Fiona Mckune. — U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Daniel Wallace 

out the best in everybody and all that ties into the mission and readiness. “I’m looking around and I see some

now,” commented the General. BG Pinckney added in closing that she was looking at motivated individuals,

tucked away on Camp Market, is an Army and placing first in lane five. While Charlie young faces. I know we’re leading the dedicated individuals, and individuals base no longer used by the military except detachment team, Camp Carroll, took  Arm y. So when I dec ide to move on, determined to make a difference, while for training purposes, and the factory that fourth place with 5,276 points and placed I already know we’ll be in good hands after each portion pausing to a loud hooah makes bread for the Army and Air Force first in lane three. because I’m looking at the future right from the group. Exchange Services, the mood is both somber  While the race for first and second place and serious for its occupants.  was close and th e race for third and fo urth   he Soldiers currently using this  was eve n clo ser, the gen genera erall con sen sensus sus building are members of the 176th from the cadre, observer controllers and Finance Company. Recently, two teams of others who helped make the event possible seven Soldiers each were in their respective  was tha thatt all tea teams ms had grea t att itud es, areas, planning and rehearsing how to performed above expectations, and set the move as members of a fire team, how to bar high for next year’s competitors. react to direct fire, and the jobs assigned On the final day of the competition, to each person. Brig. Gen. Belinda Pinckney, Army Tese teams were on hand to participate Diversity ask Force Director, arrived to in the Tird Annual 176th Best Finance observe competition events. Management Support eam Competition. Maj. John P. Pippo, 176th Finance he twenty eight noncommissioned Management Company Commander, set officers and junior enlisted competitors up a special demonstration of lane seven for that made up the teams were comprised of Pinckney to observe, completed by Delta U.S. Soldiers and Korean Augmentees to detachment team. the United States Army (KAUSAs).  A short time later, BG Pinckney took he competition consisted of seven time out to speak to the Soldiers who different technical and tactical lanes participated in the competition and the designed to cover a three-day challenge  workers who made it possible. “When I period. Te results of the competition were look around the Army, the important thing Spc. Brandon Chambers and Pvt. Adrian Tequin carry Sgt. Fiona Mckune to the medevac Bravo detachment team, Camp Humphrey, is that it’s all centered around leadership pickup site after she was wounded by enemy re during contact on the dismounted patrol. — first place with 5,836 points while placing and that’s what I see here. You’re pulling U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Daniel Wallace 




Ne News ws & Notes

  Camp Walker Indoor Swimming Pool Closed The Camp Walker indoor swimming pool is closed until further notice as additional maintenance is required. We apologize for any inconvenience. POSH/No POSH /No Fear Trainin g POSH/No Fear training scheduled for April 27 has been moved from the CPOC training center to the EEO/FED conference room located in building 1254 on Camp Henry. Military Spouse Essay Contest Write an essay on what it means to you to be a Military Spouse. Rules are one page document, handwritten or typed. Please drop off your essay at ACS or email to [email protected]. mil. The due date is May 3. Zumba Dance Class In addition to the classes at Camp Walker on Tuesdays & Fridays, ZUMBA will be taught at the Camp Carroll Fitness Center every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Personal Property Movement Branch The personal property movement branch USAG Daegu will be closed on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The purpose is to perform required training for the staff of the Movement Branch. We apologize for any inconvenience this training may cause. For more information please contact Mr. Davis at 768-6745. Daegu Dae gu Spirit Allst ar Cheer  “If you want to be an allstar then you gots to go!” Cheerleading registration for season2 is open to all USAG Daegu girls and boys ages 6 - 18. It begins May 1. Coaches, staff and team comittee volunteers are needed also. For more information, contact [email protected] Tobacco user support g roup Are you ready to kick the habit? If so, come out to the new Tobacco User Support Group every Tuesday at the Camp Walker, Optometry Clinic conference room or Wednesday at the Camp Carroll Army Community Services from 11 a.m. to noon. Please call at 764-5594 for details. Red Cross First Aid training Daegu American Red Cross is offering Lay Responder First Aid/ CPR/AED (With optional bridge to Professional Rescuer CPR/AED and/ or Babysitting), May 17 through May 20 with the possible bridge May 21. Classes will run each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the American Red Cross classroom, building 1425, Camp Henry. A number of certications will be received, including adult, child and infant CPR. Limited space is available so sign up now. Call the Daegu ARC ofce, 768-7993.



F ire off ici a ls w ant y ou t o get a charge out o f you r sm oke alarm alarm and and detect dete ct or By Mary Grimes USAG Daegu Public Affairs

CAMP HENRY — USAG Daegu Deputy Fire Chief, Andrew Allen reminds everyone that you can prevent tragedies by testing and maintaining the smoke alarms located in your home or living quarters. “est your smoke alarms and/or detectors monthly,, and change your batteries every six monthly months. If your battery-power battery-powered ed alarm gives off a low-power warning, which is usually a high-pitched chirping sound, please replace the battery immediately,” he said.  According to the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission, every year in the United States, nearly 3,000 people lose their lives in residential fires. Tey said that most fire victims die from inhalation of smoke and toxic gases, not as a result of burns. Most deaths and injuries occur in fires that happen USAG Fire Ofcials encourage everyone to help save lives by testing and maintaining  while the victims are asleep. smoke alarms located throughout their home or living quarters. Ofcials said tests should be Fire officials said that it is a good idea conducted monthly, and smoke detector batteries should be changed every six months.  —  when replacing your smoke alarm batteries, U.S. Army Photo by Pvt. Jang, Bong-seok  that you also replace the batteries in your Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm. Often can easily relocate the alarm away from tour in Korea. aking a few minutes out to referred to as the Silent Killer, CO is a the kitchen. At least one alarm should be check the batteries and test your smoke alarm colorless and odorless gas that is produced placed on every level of the home. Keep in or detector is something that fire officials in  when any fuel is incompletely burned. mind that placing an alarm or detector near Daegu and Area IV don’t mind repeating. Do “Another thing we want to remind people the bedrooms will provide a type of early it now, so that your safety and the safety of your family are never, ever compromised,” of and that is, never disable your smoke alarm  warning to the sleeping occupants. “We want you to be safe and to enjoy your stated Allen. even --if it goes go es off while you’re cooking. You

Camp Henry Employment Readiness Office shares updates on Military Spouses Residency Relief Act The USAG Daegu Camp Henry Employment Readiness Office has made the following information regarding the Military Spouses Residency Relief  A ct (M S R R A ) av ai l ab l e f or yo u r convenience.   convenience. On November 11, 2009, the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act (MSRRA)  was e nacted to exte nd ce rtain protection protectionss to military spouses. spouses. Pursuant to to the

income taxes imposed by their State of legal residence residence or domicile. domicile. Tey may request that income taxes for their State of legal residence or domicile be withheld from their pay. Below is the Defense Civilian Pay System (DCPS) workaround to allow military spouses to claim a non-taxable State as their State of legal residence or domicile. Tis workaround will remain

that income taxes be withheld for the employee’s State of legal residence, the employee should submit a statement to request such tax withholding and a W-4 form to claim any withholding exemption allowances. Example: I, Jane Doe, am a military spouse and my official State of legal residence or domicile is Colorado. I request that income taxes for Colorado be withheld

MSRRA, a military spouse who is present in place until a DCPS system change is from my Federal pay. Tis is effective  with a membe r in a particular pa rticular State under implemented to allow the CSR to change  January 1, 2010. Signed, military orders does not have to pay State the employee’s State tax record to non Jane Doe income taxes on wages earned in that State taxable for MSRRA. d. When an employee no longer as long as that State is not the spo use’ use’ss legal For more information, see http://www. residence or domicile. qualifies under MSRRA, the employee should notify the CSR. Te MSRRA does not allow a spouse president-s475 2. CSR Responsib ility: Upon to pick or choose a domicile in any State.  Military Spouses Residency Relief Act Rather, domicile is established, which (MSRRA) Personal Income ax ax Exemption receipt of the supporting documentation from the employee, the CSR should do the means that the spouse must have actually  Workaround: been present in the State, established it as 1. Employee’ss Responsibility: If following: Employee’ Te CSR should access the DCPS his or her domicile, and maintained it by an employee meets the conditions set forming and maintaining the necessary forth under the MSRRA, the employee online tax deduction screen to verify that contacts, such as registering to vote,  wi ll pr ovi de to the Cus tom er Se rv ice the tax record does not reflect that income taxes will be withheld for the State in which owning property, registering vehicles, or Representati Representative ve (CSR): indicating a State of probate in a last will a. Proof employee is a Military the employee is working and to determine and testament. Members and their spouses Spouse by providing a copy cop y of the employee’s if action is required based on the below: a. If an employee claims a nonmay seek free, confidential advice from a Military Identification Card. military legal assistance office if they have b. A completed State form to claim taxable State as the State of legal residence any questions. exemption from income tax withholding and is working in a non-taxable State, no he Department of reasury is due to the MSRRA, along with a copy action is required. considering whether Federal agencies have of the member’s current military orders Example: Employee claims Florida Florida as a legal obligation to withhold State income that reflect duty in the State in which the the State of legal residence and is working taxes for the military spouse’s State of legal military spouse is employed. Te forms can in exas, no action is required. b. If an employee claims a taxable residence or domicile (if that State is not be found at the State websites pertaining to the State in which the military spouse is the MSRRA (attachment 1 has the links to State as the State of legal residence and is employed). Regardless of the conclusion conclusion these websites). — See MILITARY SPOUSES on Page 28 —  reached, military spouses are liable for c. If the employee wants to request



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Jinhae Cherry Blossom Bloss om Festival 2010 gone but not forgotten forgotten and tackling the ever present challenges Korea in a fantastic way. Te vendors, the most often associated with heavy traffic, the shopping, and the bright sunny day ended bus seemed to approach its final destination up making the trip worthwhile for everyone slowly. Te reason soon became clear to the  who participated in the tour,” tour,” he said. passengers. Te chilly weather had prevented the blossoming of the trees. Somewhat disappointed, the Area IV crowd did not allow the weather to completely destroy their weekend cultural tour. Commented one tourist, “I wanted to come down and experience being in Jinhae during the blossoming of the cherry trees, but no one can tell the weather what to do.  You  Y ou just roll with with it. it. What’ What’ss important important is that I can say I toured Jinhae and won’t forget this experience.” Rolling with it is exactly what the group did. Not limited to just viewing the blossoming of the cherry trees, the tour also included a visit to the U.S. Naval Base Chinhae, along with a host of activities in downtown Jinhae saluting the annual Cherry Blossom festival. From cornbread to cotton candy, and horse-drawn carriages, the atmosphere in downtown Jinhae was robust with activity. Turkish vendors encouraged USAG Daegu tour participants to try the original “Turkish Kabab”  As the sun began to provide a blanket of made in Korea. — Korea. — U.S. Army Photo by Mary Grimes   warmth, moods quickly rose to a level of By Mary Grimes and Kim, See-un members and civilians, a recent tour to happiness and celebration. USAG Daegu Public Affairs  Jinhae Kunhangje’s Kunhangje’s annual Cherry Blossom For ae Chun Yu, Manager, Camp Festival might have been just what the doctor  Walker our and ravel Services, the change CAMP HENRY — hroughout the ordered. Tat is, except for the winter chill in weather was the jolt needed to put the Korean peninsula, April is usually regarded that still lingered in the air. much awaited event back on course. “Te as a time to get out and enjoy the blossoming he 48th year for the festival, spirits day started out on an upbeat note positive flowers, feel the warmth of the sun after a ran high with excitement as the bus left note, and not being able to see the cherry long, harsh winter that kept so many of us Camp Walker enroute to its 90 minute blossoms put a bit of a damper on things. indoors. Tanks to Camp Walker’s Walker’s our destination –the Korea Naval Academy. However, as the day progressed, the tour and ravel ravel Service, Area IV Soldiers, Family Making its way through the countryside, group was able to get out and experience

Known as the creater of the Turtle Ship, a statue of Admiral Sun Sin, Yi is located in the center of downtown Jinhae. — Jinhae.  — U.S. Army Photo by Mary Grimes 







 working in a non-taxable State, no action is pay, unless the employee requests that taxes required with regard to the State in which be withheld for Georgia. the employee is working. c. If an employee claims a taxable Example: Employee claims claims Georgia as State as the State of legal residence and the State of legal residence and is working in  works in a t axabl e State : Delete the st ate exas. No action is required since no taxes of employment State tax record. A State  will be withheld for exas. No State State income tax deduction record should be created if taxes will be withheld from the employee’s the employee requests that income taxes

for the State of legal residence be withheld from the employee’s employee’s pay. Ensure proper effective date is used (beginning of pay year). Example: Employee transfers from Georgia to California. Delete the California California tax record. A State tax record for Georgia Georgia should be created if the employee requests

that Georgia income taxes be withheld from the employee’s pay. d. If an employee claims a nontaxable State and is working in a taxable State, the CSR will notify the Payroll Office (PRO). Notification should should be done via a Remedy ticket; using the title “MSRRA” for tracking purposes.

 A R E A I V J o b O p p o r t u n i t i e s  ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER





Physical Security Specialist



Apr. 26

Camp walker CYSS Program Assoc ech Lab Recreation Asst (Lead LG)

NF-3 NF-2


Apr. 16 Apr. 16

Camps Henry, Walker Financial Svcs Rep (2 - P/) Center Manager Programs Coordinator


USA Credit Union USO USO

Until Filled Until Filled Until Filled


NON-PERSONAL SERVICES OPPORTUNITY  (Korea Region Contracting Office)

For more information, contact the Employment Readiness Program Manager at 768-7951


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