Preston pulls for Soldiers
April 23, 2010 • Volume 8, Issue 27
Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea
Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, the 13th Sergeant Major of the Army, participates in a tug-of-war event with Soldiers at Camp Carroll’s KATUSA Friendship Week activities during his visit to the Republic of Korea this week. – U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Brian Gibbons
Region News USAG Red Cloud USAG Casey USAG Yongsan USAG Humphreys USAG Daegu P02 P05 P05 P09 P21 P25
Sights and Sounds Command Perspective Chaplain Photo Feature Korean Page P03 P04 P15 P16 P30
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Army Recognizes Civilian Workers In Annual Ceremony
By Matt Mientka IMCOM Public Affairs ARLINGTON, Va — The secretary of the U.S. Army recognized several Installation Management Command employeea at a Pentagon awards ceremony for “outstanding civilians.” For categories ranging from traffic management to personal valor, Secretary John M. McHugh presented plaques to two-dozen civilian employees of the Army. “This is a special day in the Army’s year,” he said. “This is not a new award—it is honored, it is storied.” Since 1947, the Army has every year taken a moment to recognize in its civilian-sector high achievers who move toward excellence. “We are blessed with a civilian workforce that—every day, from the top echelon to the furthest outpost overseas—brings excellence to their efforts… and I know every man and woman in uniform deeply appreciates the sacrifices they’ve made,” McHugh said. “I’m very fond of [saying] that one of the greatest honors bestowed upon me in serving as the 21st secretary of the Army is that you can go to work every day in a building where the word ‘hero’ means something.” Within that building, the Pentagon, works a man named Martin E. Griffith, an operations support analyst with the personnel recovery branch, special options division of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3. McHugh presented Griffith with the “Secretary of the Army Award for Valor,” following the man’s heroism last June during a local subway crash in Washington, D.C. With disregard to his own safety, the white collar worker jumped onto the tracks to assist a wounded passenger, shielding the woman from the subway’s electrified third rail. Far less dramatic but no less impactful would be the contributions of other Army civilians honored today, including five from Installation Management Command. “Like so many else in this building [and within the U.S. Army], they’ve put in long hours and all of us in this great nation have benefited from their outstanding effort,” McHugh said, citing efforts to improve leadership, communications and to advance the ethos of opportunity for all. IMCOM commander Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch spoke at the ceremony of the importance of recognizing civilians for the good they do for the Army. “Today, the secretary of the Army recognized 24 Army civilians that exemplify excellence and the high standard we have in the Army—and five of these folks were from the Installation Management [Command].” Among IMCOM winners, executive director John B. Nerger won the award for “Outstanding Achievement in Equal Opportunity (Managers)”
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Army Secretary John McHugh, Grant W. Robinson, IMCOM-K Logistics Division Traffic Management Specialist, and Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Army vice chief of staff, pose for a photo before Robinson is awarded a “Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service” Apr. 14. – Courtesy photo
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for his “selfless commitment to excellence, diversity and leadership.” Officials say Nerger exhibited “unparalleled leadership and fullspectrum commitment” to Army “Equal Employment Opportunities,” promoting full integration of EEO values into the command’s policy, mission and strategic goals.” Also with IMCOM, Antonio Jones received the award for “Publications Improvements (Command)” for helping to create a “robust” command publishing program and infrastructure, according to Army officials. Jones, a supervisor, program analyst with the administrative services division directorate of Human Resources, G-1, led the development of an “enterprise publishing portal” to provide a one-stop source of current information, policy and procedures for all levels of command—improving the flow of “internal information” among headquarters, 74 installations and 510 sites. Jones further improved internal communication by creating the “Installation Management Command Publishing Bulletin,” which announces changes to command publications and publishing news, in addition to the NETCALL Bulletin, a medium for headquarters directors. William P. White won the “Editor of the
Year” award for his outstanding achievements as a writer-editor of Army publications in Europe. While editing 25 publications, White succeeded in making the publications more readable while remaining true to the highest of editorial standards. During the same period, he edited 169 pieces of command agency correspondence, a high volume of documents across a number of subject areas. Judith L. Gentner, deputy garrison commander for U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Drum, N.Y., won the command accolades for “tirelessly” working to improve services at the garrison for Soldiers and Families. Officials cited Gentner’s consistent ability to leverage private-sector capability as a template for other installations in the Army world. IMCOM Korea’s Grant W. Robinson won a “Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service” for managerial excellence as a traffic management specialist within the logistics division in South Korea. Robinson’s work led to improved business practices and standardized transportation services throughout the Republic of Korea, which included improved shuttles, school buses and police support—helping to improve the quality of life for not only the Soldier but the Family.
Yongsan commemorates victims of Holocaust
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By Spc. Adam Carl Blazak 1st Signal Brigade PAO Scores of Soldiers, families and people of the Jewish faith packed into the South Post Chapel for the annual Holocaust Remembrance ceremony, April 16. Organized by the 1st Signal Brigade Equal Opportunity office, the ceremony, themed “Stories of Freedom: What You Do Matters,” brought people together to raise cultural awareness. “[The ceremony] looks back on history,” said Sgt. 1st Class Jonathon Ferreira, brigade equality opportunity adviser with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Signal Brigade. “It’s important to educate on the past, so we don’t repeat this.” Opening the ceremony with a brief timeline of the Holocaust, Capt.
Andrew Shulman, battalion chaplain for 94th Military Police Battalion, stated that “ironically, today we remember what so many people have spent their whole lives trying to forget.” One person who has openly spoken about the atrocities committed by the Adolf Hitler regime has been Col. Jacob Goldstein, command chaplain for First Mission Support. During his keynote address, Goldstein said, “The Holocaust was organized, supervised and carried out by a government. “A whole society was involved in this brutal process,” he continued. Goldstein elaborated on the importance of the international community remaining vigil in the aftermath of the Holocaust. “It’s important to be strong, be vigilant [and] never let us be See HOLOCAUST, Page 18
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The following entries were excerpted from the military police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. USAG-Red Cloud: Failure to Obey an Order or Regulation (Off Limits Establishment); Subject #1 was observed by MP in an off limits area. Subject #1 was apprehended by MP and transported to the PMO, where he was administered a Portable Breathalyzer Test, with a result of 0.136% Blood Alcohol Content. Due to his level of intoxication, Subject #1 was processed and released to his unit with instructions to return to the PMO at a later time. Subject #1 reported to the PMO where he was advised of his legal rights, which he invoked. This is a final report. USAG-Yongsan: Wrongful Damage to Private Property; Underage Drinking; Subject #1 and Subject #2 damaged Victim #1’s Privately Owned Vehicle by punching it with closed fists and kicking Victim #1’s passenger side window and fender, which was stopped at an intersection. Victim #1 then exited his vehicle to confront them without placing his side break in park, causing the vehicle to proceed forward and strike another vehicle in front of his vehicle. Damage to Victim #1’s vehicle consisted of scratches on the fender. Subject #1 and Subject #2 were apprehended by Korean National Police and transported to the Korean National Police Station where they were charged with Damage to Private Property. Subject #1 and Subject #2 were processed and released into Military Police custody, and was transported to the PMO where they were administered Portable Breathalyzer Tests, with results of 0.136% Blood Alcohol Content for Subject #1 and 0.190% Blood Alcohol Content for Subject #2. A check of their ID card revealed they were under the legal age to consume alcohol. Due to their level of intoxication, Subject #1 and Subject #2 were processed and released to their unit with instructions to return to the PMO at a later time. Subject #1 and Subject #2 were placed on International Hold and were processed and released to their unit. Estimated Cost of Damage is unknown. Investigation continues by Korean National Police. USAG-Humphreys: Assault and Battery; Subject #1 and Subject #2 were involved in a verbal altercation which turned physical when Subject #1 pushed Subject #2 with open hands and Subject #2 retaliated by hitting Subject #1 on the right side of his body with a medical crutch. Subject #2 struck Victim #1 in the face with an open hand at their barracks. Subject #2 was apprehended by Military Police and transported to the PMO where he was advised of his legal rights, which he waived rendering a written sworn statement admitting to the offense. Subject #2 was processed and released to his unit. Subject #1 was transported to the PMO where he was advised of his legal rights, which he waived rendering a written sworn statement admitting to the offense. Subject #1 was processed and released to his unit. This is a final report. USAG-Daegu: Traffic Accident with Injuries; Damage to Private Property; Failure to Yield Right of Way; Subject #1, operating a Privately Owned Vehicle, failed to yield right of way and struck Victim #1’s Privately Owned Vehicle. Subject #1 sustained injuries consisting of a pain in his right leg, but stated he would seek medical attention at a later time. Damage to Subject #1’s vehicle consisted of cracks on the right side fairing. Damage to Victim #1’s vehicle consisted of scratches and paint transfer on the right front bumper. Korean National Police responded and filed a report. Both parties reported utilization of their seatbelts. Estimated Cost of Damage is unknown. Investigation continues by Korean National Police and Traffic Accident Investigators, with Korean National Police as the lead investigative agency.
After a long, cold, snowy winter it seems that spring may finally be in the air a little bit later than most of us would like. Flowering trees all over Korea — U.S. courtesy of Dave Palmer are in bloom and the weather seems to be taking a turn toward warmer temperatures. — PhotoArmy photo by Cpl. Park, Kab-Rock
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities
Oriental Flower Arrangement Class Monday, Apr. 26, 1 - 3 p.m. Korean flower arrangement is being revived as an indoor art, and most often use simple Joseon dynasty whiteware to highlight various kinds of Korean flowers and tree branches in their natural elegance. Yeoksam Global Village Center is organizing an oriental flower arrangement course to give you tips on unity, balance, harmony and rhythm with an oriental style vase. Join us and experience creating your own living art form and keep the tradition of oriental flower arrangement alive. Those who would like to participate, please send an email to [email protected]
with your name, nationality and contact number. Korean History Discussion Club Are you bored of the typical explanations on Korean history? Want to learn more about Korean history the fun way? Interested in meeting friends who can share your common interest in Korean Culture? The Yeoksam Global Village Center is looking for members to be a part of our Korean History Discussion Club. Join us to expand of your knowledge on the country while you are living abroad and discuss and have a lecture from the local experts. Those interested in becoming a member and for more information, please send an email to [email protected]
with your name, nationality and phone number. Foreigner’s Flea Market Saturday, Apr. 24, 1 - 5 p.m. The Seoul Global Center presents The Foreigners’ Flea Market for expanding exchanges between the foreign residents and Seoul citizens. To participate as a vendor you must register first but don’t worry because it’s free of charge. Vendor MUST be foreigners though Korean citizens may participate as vendors when accompanied by foreigners. For the application and more information visit the Seoul Global Center web site at: http://global.seoul.go.kr/. Navigate the site to the flea market page. Directions to the market and the foreigner vendor application are available on the site. Daegu Yangyeongsi Herb Medicine Festival May 1-5 The Daegu Herb Medicine Market has been operating for three hundred and fifty years. It is a truly an international market as visitors here will find medicines and merchants from countries such as China, Manchuria, Russia, and Europe. This herb medicine festival displays medicinal herbs that are found in Korea’s mountains and visitors can experience a wide range of relaxing and curative traditional Oriental medicinal procedures. The Daegu Yangyeongsi Herb Medicine Festival is a fascinating event for foreigners who are interested in Korea’s medicinal herbs and the medical sciences and traditions of the East. Contact: Korea Travel Phone +82-53-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) Steve McCurry - Ungarded Moment The well-known American photojournalist, Steve McCurry’s Unguarded Moment exhibition is in town. You may know him well from his famous “Afghan Girl” which was originally the cover of National Geographic magazine. In this exhibition held at Sejong Center, Seoul, you’ll encounter the very same photo and another of the very same girl after 17 years and of course much more of his works. The exhibition is open , 11 a.m. - 8.30 p.m. (last admission 7:30p.m.) Ticket prices are 8000 won for adults, 5000 won for teens, and 3000 won for children under 12.
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By Col. Joseph P. Moore Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys With recent increases in Soldier and Family Member population and our maturing programs and services, we have found that our greatest challenges are to meet an ever-increasing level of expectation and to obtain community feedback in more dynamic and available forums. So, for this fiscal year, our primary goal is to empower you with multiple, user-friendly venues to communicate your needs and wants. Whether you have a policy question, praise for a program, event or service provider, a procedure problem, or any other concern, I issue a blanket invitation to all: Tell us what to fix, get rid of, do better, or sustain. If you have an issue, include a recommendation, too. Your innovative ideas and recommendations are what will make this community a model 21st Century installation. If you “See Something, Say Something!” Our Customer Management Services (CMS) program is taking on new life. The Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) system and Community First focus groups provide immediate feedback and are essential elements to improving our installation. For your convenience, at USAG-Humphreys there are three easy ways Soldiers, Family Members, Civilians, Contractors, and Retirees can tell us how we are doing: Drop It. Placed at more than 50 points of interest throughout the installation, our Customer Comment Card can be found conveniently located next to our garrison drop boxes, printed in both English and Hangul. Send It. Our standardized customer comment card may be mailed via Military Postal System (MPS) at no cost to you from any military installation throughout the world. Just send it off with your regular mail or place it into any of the many post office boxes located on the installation. Also, feel free to continue sending your comments online via the ICE web site at https:// ice.disa.mil. Say It. Now you may submit a comment by calling our ICE Line at 754-7777 (SSSS). “See
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Something, Say Something” (S4) is a core message of my command. Customers are able to call the “ICE Line” anytime from anywhere. All calls are immediately routed to an answering service where you can record your comment and still expect a response within three workdays. Other ways to provide your input are to volunteer for community focus groups, attend garrison town hall meetings, well-being counsels, and provide your invaluable input face-to-face with my Command, our Customer Service Officer, and Installation Service Providers. Services provided on our installation are “only as good as the customer says they are.” As a valued community member, your Army voice can make a substantial difference in the quality of life for yourselves and future community members. Take an active role and be a part of one of the largest transformations in the Army. Help us create a model installation which will be the assignment of choice for future generations. USAG-Humphreys and the Installation Management Community support all Soldiers, Families and Army Civilians with quality programs and safe communities that meet your needs while enabling you to thrive and maintain resiliency. We are keeping that promise.
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The KSC will perform all their peacetime missions to include the wartime missions if shooting resumes. “Many think the KSC only perform service tasks such as regular maintenance on garrison grounds,” Kim said. “We are tasked to support the U.S. Army Soldiers in time of war and provide services in every war fighting skill plus provide diverse services like medical evacuation when MEDEVAC helicopters cannot reach wounded or disabled Soldiers.” Although KSC members do not train with weapons on the firing range, they do familiarize themselves with both the 9-millimeter pistol and the M-16 carbine. They will join the ranks of U.S. Soldiers when the need comes during a shooting war. “All KSCs are civilians,” Kim said. “We train to be soldiers when we are called to do so. We cannot say any one of these skills is more important than the other. They are all very important because they will be needed if a shooting war resumes in Korea. We have peacetime missions and we have wartime missions, but if we are to support U.S. Soldiers in wartime, we will do all necessary missions.” The peacetime missions of the KSC are to support the diverse military units on the
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Korean Service Corps trains on North Star
By Jim Cunningham USAG-RC Public Affairs NORTH STAR RANGE — The 15th Korean Service Corps Company located on Camp Stanley gathered all 169 members together at North Star Range to train, evaluate, and test themselves in 17 special Army Warrior Tasks in accordance with the U.S. Army Soldiers Manual. They trained in a simulated field environment using training aids and left-behind equipment, which would simulate the same conditions if a shooting war resumed on the peninsula. The training took 48 hours beginning April 14 and ending the 15. The U.S. Army Soldiers Manual specifies 17 tasks in which Soldiers must demonstrate a high level proficiency. Among them are six types of first aid, from the Heimlich maneuver to individual preventive medicine, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons protection, weapons familiarization, and special map reading skills. All skills are taught by Soldiers with special certifications in each field. “The 15th KSC Co. trains and tests these skills on an annual basis,” said Kim Chungpil, the company’s executive officer. “We must be proficient with all of these skills if a shooting war resumes.”
Son Sung-hyon of the 15th Korean Service Corps Co. from Red Cloud Garrison demonstrates how to unload an M9 pistol during Army Warrior Task weapon familiarization training at North Star Range in Uijeongbu April 15. — U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson garrisons in Warrior Country. A lot of the have changed. renovations done on the garrisons are done “The tasks we are training with today by the KSC. Many members are degree are the same tasks Soldiers must train with,” engineers and have degrees in scientific Kim said. “These tasks are not special to the fields. KSC, but will support tasks every Soldier in In the past, the KSC would support the U.S. Army will do. Only one thing has the U.S. Soldiers with transportation and not changed today, we always support the warehousing duties. Today these paradigms U.S. Soldiers during peace or war.”
2ID Warriors make history during exercise
By Pvt. Jamal Walker U.S.AG-RC Public Affairs RODRIGUEZ RANGE — Armor crewmen, gunners, infantrymen, artillerymen and Soldiers wearing the 2nd Infantry Division Indianhead patch made history with Republic of Korea Army soldiers as they participated in a Combined Live Fire Exercise April 15 on Rodriguez Range. Since the beginning of the Korean War in June 25, 1950 U.S. and ROK Soldiers have worked together with each other, but the CALFEX marks the first time in 60 years both countries used such a large number of Soldiers, equipment and weaponry in a military training exercise. As tears rolled down the eyes of retired Gen. Paik Sun-yup, the first four star general in the Korean Army and one of the last living veterans that fought in the Korean War, he turned to Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, 2ID commander, during the live fire and said “I think I am back in 1950 watching the U.S. and ROK Soldiers,” just as Paik did 60 years ago. Tucker told both U.S. and ROK Army Soldiers participating in the exercise how proud he was of their efforts training for the past four months as a combined unit and successfully completing the exercise. “There may have been crazy things going on at your level as there always is because there is friction, but from the base of the tower it looked like a beautiful orchestra out there,” Tucker said. While most Soldiers and Families were welcoming the New Year with resolutions, Soldiers from the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2-9 Infantry Battalion, 75th Mechanized Infantry Brigade (ROKA), 27th Armor Battalion (ROKA), 125th Mechanized Infantry Battalion (ROKA) and other supporting units from Warrior Country as well as Humphreys Garrison have been training for the exercise in early January. Warriors welcomed their Korean counterparts on post and started to go through small tasks and drills in small squads ensuring that all Soldiers understood their specific role in the exercise. “Since January these Soldiers first came together and began living together, training together, eating together,” Tucker said. “Every week they worked as a team in a crawl, walk, run type scenario to get to this graduation exercise.” “The purpose of today’s exercise is to demonstrate the alliance that we have between U.S. and ROK. These Soldiers have been training together and this is an example of how we together work as an alliance to achieve our military objectives,” he said. “This is a great accomplishment, I hope events like this continue on and don’t stop here,” said Staff Sgt. Chad Walker, D Company 2-9 armor crewman. “Exercises like this bring both countries together which is great for morale; our platoon, in particular, trained the ROK Soldiers; we went out on the range together and pretty much have been working with them the entire time we have been out here which brought us very close to each other.” On the final day, members from the chain of command of the primary and supporting units were invited to see the live fire exercise. Kim, Moon-soo, Gyeonggi province governor, congressmen, county commissioners, and retired U.S. and ROK Army Soldiers were also in attendance for the CALFEX.
An Apache AH-64 fires on targets given for ground support during the combined CALFAX exercise on Rodriguez Range April 15. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jamal Walker A static display of every piece of equipment that would be used in the live fire portion of the CALFEX including the vehicles, helicopters and weapons being fired was set up for all in attendance to see. Soldiers stood by and explained the functions and capabilities of their equipment and answered all of the questions that were asked of them about the live fire. “What you will see today is what makes being stationed here and living in Korea so exciting for the U.S. military,” said Gen. Walter L. Sharp, United States Forces Korea commander. “You will be able to see today a total combined arms attack where we have all of the different engineers, artillery, armor, infantry and a joint perspective with aviation with fast movers in the Air Force and we do it both on the ROK and the U.S. side fighting side by side just as we would do it had we been at war.” “The mechanics of what Soldiers do, the command and control it takes, and the battle drills it takes to execute these types of tasks are very complicated, and it takes a lot of training,” Tucker said. Once everyone found a seat and grabbed a pair of earplugs, artillery rounds hit the Pulmu mountain. Though the audience could not see the artillery rounds, the pounding sound and the thick air of brown smoke provided a spot to let the audience know the 2ID Soldiers gave indirect support for the ROK Army AH-1 Cobras and U.S. Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopters to fire their missiles,. During the next 40 minutes the combined forces with air support from the U.S. Air Force continued to attack Pulmu mountain. After the last tank platoon engaged the enemy with all available weapons, team Demon completed their mission for the CALFEX.
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By Pfc. Mardicio Barrot USAG-RC Public Affairs RED CLOUD GARRISON — The idea of brotherly love was cast about the audience attending an observance remembering the Nazi Holocaust inflicted on more than four million Jews during WWII April 16 in the Red Cloud Garrison Commanding General’s Mess. The idea was not to promote brotherly love only to Jews of the time, but to all who may regard differences in race, sex, religion or skin color as a mark of inferiority. Col. Jacob Goldstein, Army chaplain, was the keynote speaker for the event and recalled the stories told him by his parents who lived through the Nazi death camps and concentration camps of WWII. “My mother always told me the painful stories of what she had to endure in the concentration camp,” Goldstein said. “She said there were numerous times in which she had come close to death by guards who would shoot and burn prisoners, but her ‘concentration camp sisters’ would hide her in the barracks until she was safe.” Goldstein’s father came to the land of the free after the war only to find symptoms of hate in the greatest society surviving the war. “When my father told me the story about how African-Americans were treated when he came back from the concentration camp, he said it made him angry and startled him to the point he wanted to move. “He said if people were looking down on a person because of their race or just because they feel that they’re better than a certain person, who‘s to say they won’t do it to a Jewish person. “He also said if a person can believe he or she is superior to someone it can lead to concentration camps and murder,” Goldstein said. As a young man Goldstein grew up in Kentucky and experienced, in one form or another, the type of bullying, hatred and racism, which his father had mentioned. “Growing up in this environment brought me to a conclusion that no matter where you live there are hateful people,” Goldstein said. “The only way to overcome this hate is by love. Love yourself and your neighbor and the world will become a more peaceful place.” Other speakers invited to address the audience included Pvt. Catherine Rakowiecki of the 2nd Infantry Division and Gosia Wroblewski, wife of John Wroblewski, Casey Garrison postmaster. As a person experiencing a ‘hate act,’ Rakowiecki had a special viewpoint to give those listening. “The Holocaust plays a big role in the lives
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News & Notes
Did You Know? The new Child Development Center on Casey Garrison will be completed Nov. 10. It will serve approximately 126 children. USAG-RC Now on Facebook You can now find 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. EEO/POSH Training EEO/POSH training will be held on Red Cloud Garrison May 12 in the Family Morale, Welfare, and Recreation conference room Bldg. S-16 from 9 a.m. to noon for supervisors and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. for nonsupervisors. For information call: 732-6273. Army Traffic Safety Training The Army Traffic Safety Training program will be held in the Casey Garrison Training Theater Bldg. 2408 May 11 at 9 to 11:30 a.m. For information call: 738-6040. Camp Stanley 5/10Km 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. 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. Red Cloud Back Gate Closing Red Cloud Garrison’s back gate will be closed April 24 from 7 a.m. to 12 midnight for paving. Gate will operate on normal schedule April 25. For information call: 732-6140. ACS International Marriage and Immigration Workshop ACS and Legal Assistance have combined their workshops to bring you an “International Marriage and Immigration” workshop May 6, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Casey Garrison Family Readiness Center Bldg 2403. The workshop meets requirements for legal counseling (for those not yet married) as well as provides information about the immigration process, finances, U.S. history, holidays, and cross-cultural relationships. Both husband and wife may attend. For information or to register, contact your ACS or Legal Assistance office at: 7303107, 732-7779, 732-5883, 7303660.”
Holocaust rememberance calls on brotherly love
Jacob Goldstein, Army chaplain, talks about the tragic events that happened during the Holocaust of WWII during a Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony April 16. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Mardicio Barrot of many people in today’s society,” she said. “I personally have Family members who are affected by it still today. Overcoming hate can be difficult. “If everyone can get over their differences and widen their horizons about how they view different people, we can make a big difference by not discriminating against people because of their race or culture.”
Children celebrate Month of the Military Child on Red Cloud
Children draw on the floor of the pavilion across from the Army Community Service Office with supervision from parents during a picnic celebrating the Month of the Military Child April 16. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jin Choi
Environmental Division of DPW says “we do recycle”
By Roland Langford USAG-RC Public Affairs R E D C LO U D G A R R I S O N — Recently, the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works received an anonymous negative Interactive Customer Evaluation comment wondering why Area I does not recycle in this age of environmentalism. The writer was concerned that many wastes should be reused. However, Red Cloud Garrison, Camps Hovey, Jackson, Castle, and Stanley do recycle, but it is not visible to most people. All administrative, commercial, and residential wastes generated on the Army posts are picked up by a Korean contractor, who sorts the wastes at their facility for recycling. This sorting into the various categories required by Korean law and regulation, such as metals, plastics, glass, and paper is part of the waste contract. In fact, the recycling makes the contract much more cost efficient to the U.S. government since the waste contractor receives money for the recyclable materials and can then bid a smaller cost for the waste pick-up service. It is estimated that the waste contract costs about 20 percent less because of the recycling. Even if we were to establish numerous waste bins to segregate recyclable materials at the point of waste generation, in what is known as ‘source separation’, we would still need people to verify that the wastes are properly categorized and separated, as well as needing multi-compartment trucks. Our current contract includes this service, at a cost savings to us. In addition, compliance with the Korean regulations can be complex, so we rely on our licensed contractor to make the decisions as to what can be recycled and under which category. In addition to ordinary waste, hazardous wastes are also handled by a different licensed contractor. The contractor picks up hazardous wastes and materials, including petroleum, oil, lubricants, battery electrolyte, vehicle batteries, antifreeze, light bulbs, paints, chemicals, and metals for recycling. The POL and other materials are sold through the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office for recycling at commercial activities; the antifreeze is recycled and returned to the HAZMART located on Camp Castle North for free distribution to unit motor pools. So, the answer to the writer of the ICE comment is: “we do recycle here.” It is a very efficient program, but there are plans to expand the program to include separation of clean office paper from other wastes.
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By Pvt. Jin Choi USAG-RC Public Affairs RED CLOUD GARRISON — Military spouses and their children gathered on the Red Cloud Garrison Softball Field April 15 to learn Start Smart Baseball, a program operated by Child Youth and School Services. The Start Smart program introduces a variety of sports to children with the aim of keeping sports and fitness an integral part of their future, said Karen Moore, a Child Youth Program assistant of CYSS on Red Cloud Garrison. This Start Smart Program was developed by CYSS to focus on fundamental motor skills development, parent-child participation, and to help create a fun atmosphere for enjoyment and team play, she explained. Children who enter youth sports programs with fundamental motor skill competence and confidence are likely to improve their motor skills, she said. They are also likely to learn new, more complex, specific skills, be successful in competition and have a positive sport experience. In addition, children who have successful and positive sport experiences continue to participate and are likely to pursue physical activity as adults. “The Youth Sports Activity hopes that each of you will realize that any type of decision we make concerning our program will be in the best interest of the children,” Moore said. Start Smart Baseball is an exercise for throwing, catching, batting, and running, which are all intended results of the program. The program’s primary aim is improving
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self-confidence and skill levels in children. “What we’re going to do for Smart Start Baseball is teach them how to throw a ball, how to catch a ball, how to hit a ball and run,” she said. “They’re still learning how to use motor skills and we’re going to set them up here. “It’s hard to imagine that people assume you can hit the ball and run well. They don’t think back when they were learning how to run, how to kick, how to catch, and how to throw. “They’re learning step by step and the important thing is teaching all kids how to do it. “We’re providing programs only for children 3 to 5 years old at this time. But Anthony Nanes, CYSS sports director, will be doing programs for older children,” Moore explained. Programs such as swimming, cheer camp, and soccer camp are coming in the summer for older and smaller children, but for now, Start Smart is for 3 to 5 year olds, Moore said. “Because CYSS is a new program, it is very exciting to pioneer a new way for children,” she said. “New coming attractions will be a story time, and gymnastics in the Carrey Fitness Center. “Those programs give parents an opportunity to exercise with their children,” she said. “The Youth Sports Activity hopes that each of you will realize that any type of decision we make concerning your child’s development will be in the best interest of the children.” For further information about CYSS Start Smart programs and other Family programs call: 730-3628.
A participant of the Start Smart Baseball Program, Adian Smith, 4 years old, is hitting a ball in the air confidently while having private lessons with Karen Moore, Child Youth Program assistant from Child Youth and School Services on the Red Cloud Garrison softball field. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jin Choi
Warriors post near record times during 10km run
By Pfc. Mardicio Barrot USAG-RC Public Affairs CASEY GARRISON — Warriors and Families ran hard from start to finish during a 10km race that took place at the Casey Hanson Field House April 10. The race consisted of two divisions, male and female. The run was a team event and the time of each group depended on the time the last person of each group finished. Awards were given to the groups that placed 1 through 3 in both the male and female divisions. The event began at the Hanson Field House where each group had to run to Camp Hovey and back. Joshua Johnson, Javier Ortega, Yonni Ruiz, Carnell Thibodeaux and Hongadermt Tchamitoki, members of A Co., 302nd Brigade Support Battalion, finished 1 with an impressive time of 41:08. “I felt great today,” Ortega said. “I’ve been training hard and running every day, so I was well prepared for this run.” “We were all trying to keep up with Ortega,” Ruiz said. “He ran great today and he was ahead of the pack during the whole race. He kept us all motivated and we ended up finishing with a great time.” “We were all very dedicated during this run,” Ortega said. “We stayed by each other during the whole race, and when one person started to slow down we stayed with him and encouraged him to give it his best, and that’s just what everyone did.” “I think everyone did a tremendous job in the run,” Ortega said. “Everyone finished the race, which was a great thing. To get up early on Saturday morning and run a 10km race is impressive in itself and I think everybody did an amazing job by being so motivated.” In the women’s division A Co., 302nd Brigade Support Battalion, finished 1 again with a time of 1:15:26. There group consisted of Monica Arriaga, Victoria Allen, Priscilla Brown, Bianca Guyton and Marjorie Thompson. “Our company encouraged us to come out here today if we were having trouble with physical training,” Guyton said. “I feel accomplished we were able to finish 1 because some thought we were going to be too tired to go the distance, but we were very motivated and gave it our all from start to finish. During the run I was tired, but I kept pushing myself and telling myself to finish, and then I saw people turning around to the finish line and I knew we were almost done and that was a great feeling.” “My team did a great job,” Guyton said. “We were surprised that we had so much fun because none of us like to run that much, but it turned out to be a great experience.” Julie Young, Katie Corby, Lauren Kenz and Amber Lemarr placed 2 in the women’s division with a time of 57:19, but were disqualified from 1 because they had a male, Neil Fotre, running with them. Hong Jong-yong, Kim Byung-kyu, Hwang Seo-weon, Hong Gun-eui and Sammuel Hardy with 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, finished 2 in the men’s division with a time of 45:09. Andrew Mullen, Fernando Castillo, Ambrose Ndururi, Michael Wokaty and Shea Grossman who finished 3 in the men’s division with a time of 46:26. Awards were given by 1st Sgt. Keith Gasaway, 1st Sgt. HHC, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, who said that all the participants were very motivated and really excelled during the event.
Javier Ortega, far right, smiles as he passes the finish line with his teammates Joshua Johnson, Carnell Thibodeaux, Yunni Ruiz, and Hongadermt Tchamitoki during a 10k race April 10. — U.S Army photo by Pfc. Mardicio Barrot
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Garrison, Good Neighbors go green on Arbor Day
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Yongsan children, Garrison Command Team, Soldiers, and Yongsan-gu District leaders plant a tree at the brand-new Yongsan Family Park on South Post April 9 to mark Arbor Day. — U.S. Army photo by Dan Thompson
By Dan Thompson USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Playing a part in restoring Korea’s natural beauty, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and Yongsan city officials planted trees both on South Post and nearby Hyochang Park April 9. The tree planting marked the occasion of Arbor Day, which holds special importance to Koreans because of devastation the Korean War caused its forests and hilltops. Children, Soldiers, and Yongsan city officials pitched in to help the Garrison Command Team plant the first tree of the day at the brand-new Yongsan Family Park.
A plaque commemorating the event, which would be the last for both Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall and Yongsan-gu District Mayor Park Jan-kyu as Hall changes command in July, was also unveiled. Ne a r l y 4 0 So l d i e r s f r o m He a d q u a r t e r s a n d Headquarters Company, USAG Yongsan then moved with the mayor and Command Team off post to Hyochang Park to plant more than 100 trees there with Korean community volunteers. Hall said the event was symbolic of a strong and growing friendship. “I want to thank our Korean neighbors for giving us this opportunity to help Yongsan go green,” Hall said. “Not only is our Alliance stronger than ever, but so is our respect for the environment. Our labor here
today will help benefit our landscape and community for generations to come.” Park said the tree planting was just one of many events the Yongsan-gu District and Garrison had ventured on together. “During my time partnering with Col. Hall and the Garrison, we have seen our cooperation ever increasing and creating excellent results,” Park said. “Today is an example of how great things can happen through partnership as we strive to meet our goal to make Yongsan a center for green living and sustainable development.” Following the event, Yongsan-gu District treated Soldiers to a catered lunch provided by Outback Steakhouse and ice-cold refreshments.
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News & Notes
Healthcare 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. Live Band Music Night The Infinity band performs publicly every Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. at Harvey’s Lounge. For information, call 723-5678.
Spectacular Cosmic Bowling Laser Light Show
SAHS girls storm the court
By Pfc. Choe Yong-joon USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — After winning two basketball tournament titles undefeated during 2009-2010 season, the Seoul American High School girls varsity and junior varsity basketball team held an awards banquet April 1 at the Dragon Hill Lodge. “This was an amazing season for us and it’s a great honor to experience some recognition,” said varsity head coach Billy “Coach Rat” Ratcliff. “We geared up totally for the championship game, so for every practice we focused on being able to compete at the championship game.” The Lady Falcons went undefeated during Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference tournament where the Department of Defense Schools in Daegu and Osan also participated. In addition, they won the Far East Championship tournament held in Japan for the fourth time in the school’s history, completely undefeated as well. Ratcliff and other three coaches honored each member of the JV and varsity team for their accomplishments by presenting a pin, plaque and coin at the podium. Those players who had made improvements or showed outstanding performances were awarded again with trophies. Most Valuable Player of the Season, picked by the coaches and players, went to Liz Gleaves, a co-captain of the varsity team
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The Live DJ is on Friday at 9:30 p.m noon and on Saturday at 9 p.m - noon. at Yongsan Lanes. For information, call 723 - 7830. Free Aerobics Classes The classes are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 6 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 4:45 p.m., 6 p.m. at Collier Field House, and on Tuesday, Thursday - 6 p.m. at K-16. For information, call 736-4588. Free Spinning Bike Classes The classes are on Monday - 5:15 p.m., Tuesday - 6 a.m., 5:15 p.m., Wednesday - 6 a.m., 6:30 p.m., and Thursday - 6 a.m., 6:30 p.m. at Collier Field House. For information, call 736-4588. 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.
Seoul American High School’s Lady Falcons are recognized at the Dragon Hill Lodge for their undefeated performance this season April 1.— U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Choe Yong-joon
who emphasized the importance of being a team player. “My focus was practicing more as a team player, developing my ability to see more open areas, thinking of the team rather than myself, because basketball is not all about one person,” she said. “I put everything I got on the court to come to this point. Definitely, I’m trying to look for a few campuses in Florida to keep playing basketball in a college.”
After the awards presentation, Ratcliff spoke about how he felt about the players during the closing remarks. “What’s exciting for me is watching the growth of these young players from the first day of practice until the end of the season. We are going to miss these special seniors playing basketball, but I’m glad to see them grow to be women and productive members of our society.”
Yongsan now recruiting summer hires
Tobacco Cessation Classes Do you want to quit smoking? We are here to help with ongoing smoking cessation classes every Tuesday at 1 p.m. 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 http://yongsan.korea.army.mil and click on the 2010 Scholarships button on in the right column for the latest news about area scholarships. Application packet for 2010-2011 academic year are also available for download at www.awcseoul.org. 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.com 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 official web site at http://yongsan.korea.army.mil
Summer hires working for the Directorate of Public Works look for wildlife last year on South Post as part of their summer hire duties. — U.S. Army photo by Dan Thompson
CPAC Press Release USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center will accept summer employment applications until May 3 for family members, ages 14-22. CPAC officials said the 2010 Summer Hire Program, which provides jobs from May 17 for college students and June 21 for high school students, is designed to provide young people an opportunity to gain experience and prepare for future education and career goals while supporting the Army mission. Jobs are available in clerical, labor, and non-hazardous work. Salary for the positions is $5.50 per hour; however, they are subject to change. Federal
Law requires all participating students to have a valid social security number. Additionally, students are required to have their paychecks direct deposited to a U.S. bank of their choice. Finally, no changes to student assignments will be permitted. Students will be responsible for arranging their own transportation and only will be placed within the commuting distance of the sponsor’s duty location. Applicants for summer hire positions must be unmarried family members of active duty service members, Department of Defense civilian employees or non-appropriated fund (Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation or Army and Air Force Exchange Service) civilian. Priority 1 students are those in ages 16-22.
Priority 2 students are those in ages 14-15. Applicants must submit an application form to Area II CPAC Bldg 314, Room 501 between the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Forms must be completed and submitted to the CPAC as soon as possible, but not later than June 15. Persons under the age of 18 will not be employed as caregiving personnel at child care, school-age, or youth centers. Persons aged 16 years and older may be assigned to these programs to perform clerical or labor duties. Supervisors will provide line-of-sight supervision according to DOD Instruction 1402.5 and AR 608-10. For more information, call Susan Fleming 738-3603 or Ms. Yang, Yun Sil 738-3611and visit http://cpoc-www.korea.army.mil/chra/ emp/shforms.php.
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By Sgt. Hwang Joon-hyun USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
Garrison thanks Hussey-Sloniker for service
Are you or your family eco-friendly? What specific things do you do to help? Is it difficult or easy to do? USAG Yongsan Facebook fans have the answer. Find out what more than 2,700 Yongsan community members are talking about by becoming a USAG-Yongsan Facebook Fan at facebook.com/youryongsan! (Comments are kept in their original form)
We live on the economy, and we try to buy vegetables that were grown in Korea rather than trucked halfway across the globe in refrigerated containers. The beauty of eating domestic Korean produce is that nothing is more than 4 hours away from Seoul. We are growing vegetables on our front porch. It’s a modest start but it’s a start.
YONGSAN GARRISON — After 18 years of dedication to Korea - including three years in Army Community Service - a farewell potluck for Yongsan’s Relocation Readiness Program Manager Katy Hussey-Sloniker was held April 8 at the Yongsan ACS Building. “Since she arrived here, she has improved Transportation 101, the spouse and civilian newcomer orientations, classes to help the community get out and experience Korea and Korean food classes which introduce newcomers to Korean culture,” said Financial Readiness Program Manager Allison Blake. Following several speeches praising her work, Katy Hussey-Sloniker spoke in a reminiscent mood while holding back tears speaking about how she felt about leaving Korea. “First of all, I loved working in Korea. It was the very first job I’ve ever had after I graduated from a college and I was given a great opportunity to work in Korea with ACS. Teaching Americans how to love Korea and find their way - and helping them integrate into communities are my favorite experiences.” She said that even though she is moving to Washington D.C. for her husband’s military duty, she will not only miss the people that were in the “small town” of Yongsan, but also the Korean people she came to know off-post. “I personally want to be the part of this party because Kathy has done a lot of things not just for ACS but for this Garrison community,” said Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall who presented her a Commander’s Award for Civilian Service. “She singlehandedly initiated and developed many programs that directly improved our quality
Just like many others living off post we recycle everything. On top of that we make it a point to unplug almost every electronic device that isn’t being used. My 3yr old daughter even knows to make sure she doesn’t leave the water running when we brush her teeth.
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Exploring Seoul city on soles
Sarah Beth Rivera
I try to use cloth diapers when I am home, I just made some cloth napkins for my family and I am going to make re-usable sandwich bags for my kids. I use the re-usable grocery bags for the commissary. We live off post and recycle too, it is amazing how much stuff we take to the recycling room each week. We open our windows when the weather is nice. Instead of using the AC, we love the fresh air and it saves energy and money. I love walking the kids places so we do that instead of drive a lot too.
Stine Guttery Lewentowicz
I watched a show on Korean TV about how they recycle here and the technology was actually people. I know it sounds ridiculous but I have seen people actually have to hand sort through the recycles/garbage. After watching that I started making sure I rinsed my recycles well so that they are not all gross for those people who have to handle it.
“We took the kids down to the river near Yeouido Park to play. We had the Hoyle, Rivera, Koback and Barbour kids out that day. We walked about eight miles that day and all the kids had a great time.” — Courtesy photo by Sarah Beth Rivera See yourself in the Morning Calm when you become a USAG-Yongsan 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 team
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of life. It’s an employee like her that we can talk all day about when inspiring each other to reach our Army Family Covenant goals.” The party was decorated with Asian-
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Internet telephone security: Part II
By 1st Signal Brigade Special to the Morning Calm Weekly Steps toward VoIP security • Use a junction box: Often supplied by a VoIP provider with your service package, a junction box brings VoIP directly into your conventional phone without the use of a home computer. This helps insulate your phone from attacks and helps protect your computer from viruses it could pick up through the Internet. • Keep strong, private passwords: Create strong passwords to access the service web sites that store your voice mail and other audio data. Don’t share them with anyone. • Help secure your own computer: If you use a computer to access your voice mail and VoIP account from a provider’s web site, help keep that computer protected with a firewall, regular software updates, antivirus software, antispyware software and strong passwords. In-depth: on VoIP Now that you know the basics of VoIP, here’s some more advanced information about the technology, how it works, and the pros and cons of using your own computer as a VoIP server. Q: What are the benefits of VoIP as a digital technology? A: VoIP converts voice conversations into digital audio, which can be saved on a computer. This gives you flexibility in how you
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723-4685/7669 Schedule and Sign-Up Form also available at: http://www.usfk.mil
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2010 USFK Good Neighbor English Camp
American families, with or without children and residing on- or off-Yongsan Post, are needed to host Korean students participating in the in the sixth Annual USFK Good Neighbor English Camp, May 16-22, 2010. For more information and/or to sign up, contact:
Be a host...
...it will be an experience of a lifetime for you and your family.
participate in a conversation. For example, in a conference call, with the VoIP meeting available online as an audio file, you can allow people who missed the meeting to catch up. Q: Why can’t I just use my own computer as a VoIP server and bypass the service carriers? A: You can, because the junction boxes supplied by service providers are fairly easy to install, and help insulate you from online attack. That’s because the boxes are hardware conduits that connect your phone directly to massive, corporate servers, which then handle the connections to and from the Internet.
2010 Korea LandWarNet Training Conference May 18 - 20 Hotel Capital, Itaewon
Last year, American host-families and Korean students participated in a week-long cultural exchange at Yongsan Garrison. The Good Neighbor English Camp program introduces Korean students to the American lifestyle at Yongsan through high school visits, fitness classes, military unit visits, and more. In 2009, students were invited to stay with American families on the Garrison for the duration of their visit, which culminated with a graduation party May 23. — Photo by Debbie Hong
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IMCOM breaks ground on headquarters building
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SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, center, commander of Installation Management Command, and other Military and community leaders from Installation Management Command, Fort Sam Houston, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and San Antonio participated in a groundbreaking ceremony Apr. 19 for IMCOM’s new headquarters. The almost $27 million project will also house the Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command, along with the U.S. Army Environmental Command. Lynch told ceremony attendees that his organization “is proud to be part of Military City USA,” as San Antonio is commonly known. — Photo by Jean Skillman
ABOVE – Members of the Installation Management Command headquarters groundbreaking party toss the first shovel of dirt during the groundbreaking ceremony . — U.S. Army Photo by Ray Johnson FAR LEFT – Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of Installation Management Command, addresses attendees of the IMCOM headquarters groundbreaking ceremony. — U.S. Army Photo by Ray Johnson LEFT – During the groundbreaking ceremony, Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, left, commander of Installation Management Command, received a Crepe Myrtle from Col. Maria Gervais, commander of Army Environmental Command, in honor of Earth Day. — U.S. Army Photo by Jean Skillman
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Area II Worship Schedule
Sunday Sunday Liturgical Sunday Contemporary Sunday Sunday Non-denominational Sunday Gospel Sunday Mision Pentecostal Hispana Sunday Korean Sunday Collective United Pentecostal Sunday 0930 1030 0800 0930 1100 1100 1230 1430 0910 1330 1830 0930 0510 1000 Brian Allgood Hospital K-16 Chapel Memorial Chapel South Post Chapel Hanam Village Chapel South Post Chapel South Post Chapel South Post Chapel Hannam Village Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Brian Allgood Hospital South Post Chapel Memorial Chapel
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Area I Worship Schedule
Collective Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Gospel Sunday 1100 Casey Memorial Chapel 1000 1000 1100 1100 1100 Stone Chapel West Casey Chapel Warrior Chapel Crusader Chapel Hovey Chapel
Area III Worship Schedule
Collective Sunday 1100 1100 1300 1700 1700 1900 1930 Freedom Chapel Suwon Air Base Chapel Freedom Chapel Bldg. 558, Room 206 Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel
Area IV Worship Schedule
Collective Protestant Sunday Church of Christ Gospel Contemporary Wednesday Friday KATUSA Tuesday Tuesday 1000 1030 1700 1215 1900 1900 1900 1830 Camp Carroll Camp Walker Camp Walker Camp Walker Camp Carroll Camp Walker Camp Carroll Camp Walker
Gospel Church of Christ Contemporary KATUSA Tuesday Korean Wednesday
COGIC Sunday KATUSA Sunday Tuesday Tuesday 1900 1830 1830 CRC Warrior Chapel Casey Memorial Chapel Camp Hovey Chapel 1230 CRC Warrior Chapel
Mass Sunday 0900 1145 Camp Walker Camp Carroll
Seventh-Day Adventist Saturday Early Morning Service (Korean) Mon-Sat Episcopal Sunday Mass Daily Sunday 1145 0900 1500 1830 Annex 2 Chapel Freedom Chapel Suwon Air Base Chapel Annex 2 Chapel
Every 2nd Friday
Sunday Sunday Sunday 0900 1200 0930 CRC Warrior Chapel West Casey Chapel Camp Hovey Chapel
Catholic 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
The Command Chaplain’s Office 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.usfk.mil/usfk/fkch.aspx for helpful links and information.
Friday 1830 West Casey Chapel
South Post Chapel
Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact
USAG-Yongsan Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffrey D. Hawkins: [email protected]
, 738-3009 Chaplain (Maj.) Terry E. Jarvis: [email protected]
, 738-3917 Chaplain (Maj.) Daniel E. Husak: [email protected]
, 736-3018 USAG-Humphreys Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) John Chun: [email protected]
, 754-7274 Chaplain (Capt.) Anthony Flores: [email protected]
, 754-7042 USAG-Red Cloud/Casey 2ID Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jonathan Gibbs: [email protected]
, 732-7998 Red Cloud Chaplain (Lt. Col) David Acuff: [email protected]
, 732-6169 USAG-Daegu Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Kwon Pyo: [email protected]
, 764-5455 Chaplain (Capt.) Mike Jones: [email protected]
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Block Party highlights CYSS Spring Festival
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HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Outdoor Recreation and Child, Youth and School Services welcomed the Month of the Military Child with a Spring Festival April 12 to 16, here. During the week, they offered morning and afternoon events for school aged children, including laser tag, archery, geocaching and rock climbing. The week concluded with a “Block Party,” where participants were treated to carnival-style games, face painting, bouncy houses and snacks. — U.S. Army photos by Steven Hoover
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distracted from what is right,” Goldstein said. One of the many in attendance was Pfc. Jonathan D. Zaritz, a technician with 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade. “I came here to educate myself about some unfortunate events that happened to people of my [Jewish] faith,” he said, adding
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that “it’s important to educate those who are not of the Jewish faith, too.” Former President Jimmy Carter signed the executive order entitled “President’s Commission on the Holocaust” in 1979. The executive order helped to pave the way for the current observance of the Days of Remembrance of the Holocaust.
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to hear their concerns and suggestions to make the program better,” Fields said. Antoinette Hill is a volunteer who is the spouse of a retired Soldier with an EFMP daughter. “I have witnessed the evolution of this program for more than 30 years, and the stars are aligned for great potential. While the nation is focused on the military, we are focused on collaborative EFMP partnerships and the partners are stepping up. Families, warriors and survivors are better served and EFMP better fulfills the promises of the Army Family Covenant,” Hill said. Families need to remember where to get the helpful information. “Army Community Service (ACS) works hand in hand with the EFMP at the medical facility. While the medical services are responsible for the paperwork for enrollment, at ACS we provide everything (support, information and links) you need,” Susan Moyer, Army Community Services EFMP Manager at Fort Carson, Colo., said. According to Moyer, services that parents and individuals are searching for are right at their fingertips. “ACS is like a ‘yellow pages’ for special needs information,” Moyer said. As the EFMP Summit drew to a close, Lt. Gen. Lynch summed up the way ahead. “Take care of our Soldiers and Families, one Family at a time. To do this, we’ve got to fix this program so it works better and we have to get the word out. When I was a young commander, no one told me about EFMP. I had to learn about it on my own,” Lynch said. In the near future, FMWRC EFMP will implement a system that fully supports Families with special needs at five pilot locations: Fort Belvoir, Va.; Fort Campbell, Tenn; USAG Grafenwoehr, Germany; Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; and Fort LewisMcChord, Wash. Also in the near future, the Army will identify what’s required for joint services to participate in this program
By Rob McIlvaine FMWRC Public Affairs ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command recently conducted the second Exceptional Family Member Program Summit to enhance services for Family members with special needs, keeping the promise of the Army Family Covenant. Active duty Soldiers enroll in the program when they have a Family member who has a physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disorder requiring specialized services so their needs can be considered in the military personnel assignment process. “The Army EFMP leads the uniformed services and the nation through a model of support for Soldiers and Families with special needs by connecting and supplementing existing national networks of support and services with local military and civilian resources,” said Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general, Installation Management Command. A mandatory enrollment program, EFMP works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical, and personnel services to Families with special needs. “The needs of EFMP are great, and much work remains to be done, particularly in the areas of communication and program standardization. We must have seamless program standardization from garrison to garrison,” Sharon Fields, FMWRC EFMP manager, said. Efforts are ongoing to help EFMP Families transition smoothly to communities where their special needs will be met with comprehensive and coordinated services. Soldiers can then focus on mission readiness, knowing their Families’ needs are met. “The command knows what’s needed. When Lt. Gen. Lynch visits a garrison, he always pulls together a focus group of parents who are enrolled in EFMP because he wants
Flanked at the podium by Col. Jacob Goldstein, command chaplain for First Mission Support, Col. John M. Horn, 1st Signal Brigade deputy commander, speaks volumes about Goldstein’s service to the U.S. Army. Goldstein delivered the keynote address at the annual Holocaust Remembrance ceremony held at the South Post Chapel, April 16. – U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Adam Carl Blazak
National Nurses Week, May 6-12
All across the United States, registered nurses are being saluted. On May 6, 2010, the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital is joining the American Nurses Association in celebrating “Nurses:Caring Today for a Healthier Tomorrow,” as part of National Nurses Week, which is held May 6-12, every year. The purpose of Caring Today for a Healthier Tomorrow is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the health care needs of the American people. In honor of the dedication, commitment, and tireless effort of the nearly 3.1 million registered nurses nationwide to promote and maintain the health of this nation, the American Nurses’ Association and 65th Medical Brigade are proud to recognize registered nurses everywhere on this particular day for the quality work they provide seven days a week, 365 days a year. There will be many activities throughout the week for you to come and enjoy! In honor of “Nurses: Caring Today for a Healthier Tomorrow.” Please take a moment to thank your nurse or medic for all that they do on a daily basis.
University of Maryland University College Asia 54th Commencement, Seoul
By Megumi Savoy UMUC Marketing University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Asia has announced that its 2010 Commencement ceremony in Korea will be held in the Seoul American High School Auditorium on May 1, 2010. This year’s commencement address will be delivered by Colonel Michael A. Coss, Chief of Staff, 2nd Infantry Division, United States Army. Colonel Michael A. Coss is an Infantry Officer with more than twenty-five years of military experience serving in strategic, joint and operational assignments. He previously served as the commander of the 192d Infantry Brigade at Fort Benning, GA. He recently served as CJ3 of Combined Joint Task Force-76 in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom and prior to that as G-3 for 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York providing support for Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was the 2004 US Army Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC. He commanded 1-14 Infantry during Operation Joint Forge and served on the Joint Staff as a CJCS Planner and Senior Leader Briefer during Operation Allied Force. His other command and staff assignments include operational deployments with the 75th Ranger Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, 9th Infantry Division, 10th Mountain Division, and 25th Infantry Division. UMUC Asia will award approximately 750 degrees this year. At the Commencement ceremony on May 1 in Korea, over 30 graduates will march as they receive their associate and bachelor’s degrees. The ceremony begins at 2 PM, with a reception to follow at the Dragon Hill Lodge on Yongsan Garrison at 3:30 PM. Kelly Wilmeth and Tatiana Schlenker (DSN: 723-7141) are the local points of contact for the Seoul Commencement.
The EFMP Training Education sub-committee attending the EFMP Summit, are in the front from left: Cathy D. Jackman, Tresca Rampahal and Barbara Blount, and in the rear from left are: Megan Hill; Dr. Joni Johnson; Antoinette Hill, Chairperson; Joann Hollandsworth and Isabel Hodge.– Photo by Claire Meany, Transformation Strategies
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Army’s top NCO talks ‘fitness’ with local Soldiers
By Steven Hoover USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs HUMPHREYS GARRISON — The U.S. Army’s top enlisted Soldier, Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, paid a visit here, Monday afternoon. During his trip to the garrison, he had an opportunity to view the construction progress via a helicopter flyover, met with Soldiers at the Red Dragon Dining Facility, received a briefing and demonstration from the 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion and then met with about 1,600 Soldiers at the Super Gym. Preston, currently in his seventh year in the position, focused primarily on the Army’s Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, which he said has been developed to “build resiliency and improve the performance of every Soldier and Family that are experiencing stress. Applying the CSF will help the Army Family regain needed strength in body and mind.” The program is a structured, long term assessment and development tool to build resilience and enhance the performance of every Soldier, Family Member and Civilian. It takes a proactive approach, using evidence-based training to strengthen individuals’ bodies as well as their minds. The program is divided into five dimensions of strength: physical, emotional, social, family and spiritual. Preston’s message to the Soldiers focused primarily on one of the pillars of the program – the Global Assessment Tool – which includes an online survey, self-development modules, provides a confidential and personalized assessment and is designed to serve as a roadmap, showing how to begin building strength and increasing resiliency. “Approximately 400,000 Soldiers have
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Sergeant James D. Sanborn, of Alpha Company, 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion, briefs Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, Monday, on crew member duties in the Airborne Reconnaissance Low aircraft on Humphreys’ Desidierio Airfield. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Shawn M. Cassatt taken the global assessment,” Preston said, “and many more of you are going to take it before the end of May. I believe the training and programs be began executing this past year have, and will continue to make, a positive impact.” As he concluded, before entertaining questions, he encouraged all Soldiers to “tell the Army story to Family, friends and strangers” wherever they are. “A key to our success is to talk about the good things we do that don’t make the news,” he said. He then answered questions about uniforms, privatized housing, training, command sponsorship in Korea and how the current health care legislation affects the military community. At the conclusion of the meeting, Command Sgt. Maj. Jason K. Kim, the Humphreys Garrison command sergeant major, presented Preston with a miniature banner commemorating his visit and a Year of the NCO coin. Also, in appreciation of Preston’s support of the Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers program, unit BOSS representatives presented him with a BOSS polo shirt. He presented each of the representatives with his SMA coin.
Suwon hosts 10-mile run
SUWON AIR BASE — More than 90 runners, including the commanding general of the Republic of Korea’s 10th Fighter Wing, Maj. Gen. Kim, Jeong-sig, participated in the first 10-mile run event, here, April 17. Runners from K-16 and Osan Air Base, plus some from Humphreys and Yongsan Garrison, were among the participants. Overall winners in each category were: Men’s Open (29 and under) – Master Sgt. Johnnie Bork, 1 hour, 8 minutes and 43 seconds; 1st Lt. Tarik Jones, 1:10:44; Cpl. Choi, Bong-su, 1:11:30. Women’s Open (29 and under) – Sarah Stahl, 1:20:15; Sgt. Justina Emmanuel, 1:39:55; Pfc. Kendra Wood, 1:44:55. Men’s Senior (30-39) – Chief Warrant Officer 2 Shane Davis, 1:11:59; Master Sgt. Nathan Stahl, 1:12:59; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jose Gomez, 1:14:22. Men’s Senior (40 and older) – Chief Warrant Officer Lee, Yong-seob, 1:13:29; Sgt. Maj. Yi, G.B., 1:13:32; Maj. Kwan, Ho-kim, 1:17:26. A 10-person team (left) from the 6-52nd Air Missile Defense Battalion ran the course in 1:50:43. — U.S. Army photo by Yun, Yong-hui
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By Steven Hoover USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs H U M P H R EY S G A R R I S O N — Volunteer awards, the Summer Hire Program, and the amount of money saved by those using the local Tax Center, were among the highlights at the USAG Humphreys Community Town Hall meeting, Tuesday, in the Community Activity Center. Humphreys Garrison Commander Col. Joseph P. Moore hosted the quarterly meeting, which is conducted in a presentation and question-answer forum. It is the communities’ opportunity to find out what is happening throughout the garrison and to ask questions about things that concern them. To begin the evening, Moore signed a proclamation declaring April 18-24 as National Volunteer Week for the garrison. Following this, awards were presented to the Volunteers of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2010. They were: Staff Sgt. Eric Cogburn (Active Duty Soldier) for volunteer hours completed at the Humphreys United Services Organization (USO); Sgt. Ham, Hyung-joo (Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldier) for volunteering as the Korean Culture instructor for Army Community Service; William Murdock (Retiree) for his work with the Billy G. Miller Military Lodge #43, an organization that volunteers its services throughout the community; Quincy Dewey (Youth) for his time spent volunteering with the Child, Youth and School Services’ Middle School/Teen Program; Ronnie Newton (Family Member) serving as the 6-52nd Air Missile Defense Battalion Family Readiness Group advisor; and Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 35th Air Defense Artillery (Unit), located at Osan Air Base, for providing more than 2000 volunteer hours in various endeavors. Highlights from the meeting included: The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center is currently accepting applications for the Summer Hire Program. The initial cutoff is set for May 3. There are two sessions, one for college-aged students and the other for high school students. For more information, contact Gail Barnes at 753-3954 or email [email protected]
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Childbirth Class Offered Humphreys’ New Parent Support Program offers free Childbirth classes each month. The next class is scheduled for April 26 starting at 3 p.m. in Army Community Service, bldg. 311. For more information or to register, contact Stacee Roberts at 753-6287 or e-mail stacee. [email protected]
Osan Well-Animal Veterinary Clinic The Osan Veterinary Clinic wants to keep your furry friends healthy and strong – they will be at the Community Activity Center April 26 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. They offer microchipping, inoculations, parasite checks and physicals. Walk-in’s are welcome in between appointments but appointments are recommended. If your animal is sick, it cannot receive treatment at the Well-Animal clinic. Call 784-6614 for more information or to make an appointment. Photoshop Tutorial Offered Child, Youth and School Services is offering a Photoshop tutorial that will teach youth how to enhance their digital photos with the Adobe Photoshop application that is used in our school systems on April 26 at 4 p.m. in the Youth Center. The tutorial teaches how to edit, enhance, organize and share their digital images at the same time encouraging creativeness and learning. For more information, call Casey Batchelor at 753-8645. Bus Ride To Toby Keith Concert Available Toby Keith is performing at Yongsan’s Collier Field House April 28 at 7 p.m. and Humphreys’ Community Activity Center is offering $ 10 round-trip bus service to Yongsan for the concert. The bus departs the CAC at 3 p.m. on the day of the show – for more information, call 753-8825. Gong Show Competition Remember the popular variety show from the 70’s called the Gong Show? Well, Humphreys Community Activity Center is bringing it back to life on April 30. All acts are welcome to include categories for Most Entertaining, Best Vocals, Best Dance, Best Talent, Best in Show and more. Each contestant is limited to a threeminute act and takes the risk of being gonged after one minute. If the audience wishes to save you after the first gong a second gong will echo, and the act will continue until finished. Winners will be determined by audience applause. Active Duty, Retirees, DoD Civilians, KATUSAs and Family Members are welcome to participate. Sign up at the CAC by April 28 or call 753-8825 for more information. Free Tutoring Online tutoring, homework help, test preparation and more can be found at Tutor.com – all for free! This safe online environment provides educational support for grades Kindergarten – 12th and even college prep students. The tutors are certified teachers, college professors, professional tutors or graduate school students that provide help in all grade levels of Math, Science, English and Social Studies. Register at www.myarmyonesource.com and choose the grade level you need help with. For more information or help with registering, contact Joseph Jacks at 753-8274. 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 festival can try catching fish 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.
Volunteers feted at Town Hall
Colonel Joseph P. Moore, Humphreys Garrison commander, ties a Volunteer streamer to the guidon of HHB, 35th Air Defense Artillery, headquartered at Osan Air Base, for being recipients of the unit award for Volunteer of the Quarter. — U.S. Army photo by Steven Hoover Todd Dirmeyer, the Directorate of Public Works master planner, said that there are currently 57 projects under design with another 18 currently under construction, totaling more than $4 billion. He added that with the weather starting to warm up that community members would begin to see more construction going on and that they should be careful while driving around construction. So far this tax season, the USAGHumphreys Tax Center has processed about 1200 federal and 700 state returns, obtaining refunds of more than $2.6 million. According to Capt. James S. Kim, Tax Center officer-in-charge, all personnel stationed overseas have an automatic twomonth extension. But, he said, if you owe, interest will be charged from April 15. The Tax Center is scheduled to close May 20. Rick Fair, Army and Air Force Exchange Service general manager, highlighted the AAFES “You Made the Grade” program for school students. With this program, students who obtained at least a B average during the past school year are eligible to receive a coupon book from the Post Exchange and be entered into a drawing for a Savings Bond. Before taking questions, Moore used the opportunity to show those in attendance how easy it was to find information on the garrison website. “Information is power,” he said. “When I talk each week with new Soldiers coming into the command, the primary thing I tell them is about my philosophy of if you ‘See Something, Say Something,’ whether you are on post or off. And now, we’ve tied that to our Interactive Customer Evaluation program.” Community members can now call 754-SSSS (7777) when they see, or want to say, something. The number is tied to a monitored recorder. Moore said that “we need feedback on how we are doing all of the time, from everybody.” He also used the forum to thank those who have contributed to Army Emergency Relief. Donations so far have already exceeded what the garrison contributed last year. The campaign continues through May 15. Food and refreshments for those in attendance was provided by Defense Commissary Agency and AAFES. The next Town Hall meeting is scheduled for July 20, at 6 p.m., in the CAC. As with previous Town Halls, answers to all submitted questions will be available on the garrison website.
April is Alcohol, STD Awareness Month
By Dave Elger Area III Health Promotion Coordinator H U M P H R EY S G A R R I S O N — Among other things, April is Alcohol and Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness month, an important time to reflect on the consequences of drinking too much and/or engaging in unprotected sex. Most people should already know that, more often than not, bad things happen when you drink too much, particularly if you are out partying in the late evening or early morning hours. While there is certainly nothing wrong with having a little fun and letting off steam on a Saturday night, don’t ever forget that you represent the United States of America in a foreign land. Irresponsible behavior such as public drunkenness or drinking and driving reflects poorly not only on you, but also your country. It’s alright to have fun, but when you go out use common sense by taking a few simple precautions: Remain close to your buddy, or buddies, watch out for each other, making sure that everybody returns home safely. Always designate somebody in your group to remain sober. Never get behind the wheel after drinking or catch a ride with someone who has. A taxi ride is far less expensive than a driving under the influence or more serious charge that could ruin your military career. Remember, in Korea just one drink will likely put you over the limit! Alcohol-related injuries and fatalities occur far too often among our military family. Avoid off-limits establishments known to support sex trafficking and prostitution. Sexually transmitted diseases and infections are common problems in Korea. If you do have sex with an unfamiliar partner, always protect yourself by always using a condom. If you’ve already had unprotected sex, it’s possible that you could have contracted a STD and not even know it. Do not hesitate to notify your health care provider or the Public Health Nurse anytime you suspect that you may have an STD. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Be responsible. For more information, call 753-8385.
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USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs HUMPHREYS GARRISON — “Sustaining the Environment for a Secure Future” is the theme for Earth Day 2010. This year commemorates the 40th year since the efforts of U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson were realized with the first Earth Day observance, in 1970. Although Earth Day is observed each year on April 22, the USAG-Humphreys Environmental Division plans a variety of events throughout the month, according to Onsemus “Keith” Smith, environmental protection specialist with the Pollution Prevention and Compliance Branch, here. “These activities involve the entire community, Soldiers, civilians, children and adults,” he said. “We kicked off the month with a 5K Family Fun Run and exhibits at the Eggstravaganza April 3. At the booth, we distributed Earth Day posters, t-shirts, and a host of recycled products. We also had examples of ‘green the nation. Suddenly, the idea occurred to me – why not organize a huge grassroots protest over what was happening to our environment? I was satisfied that if we could tap into the environmental concerns of the general public and infuse the student anti-war energy into the environmental cause, we could generate a demonstration that would force this issue onto the political agenda. It was a big gamble, but worth a try. At a conference in Seattle in September 1969, I announced that in the spring of 1970 there would be a nationwide grassroots demonstration on behalf of the environment and invited everyone to participate. The wire services carried the story from coast to coast. The response was electric. It took off like gangbusters. Telegrams, letters, and telephone inquiries poured in from all across the country. The American people finally had a forum to express its concern about what was happening to the land,
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First observance of Earth Day ‘organized itself’
By U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson Founder of Earth Day What was the purpose of Earth Day? How did it start? These are the questions I am most frequently asked. Actually, the idea for Earth Day evolved over a period of seven years, starting in 1962. For several years, it had been troubling me that the state of our environment was simply a non-issue in the politics of the country. Finally, in November 1962, an idea occurred to me that was, I thought, a virtual cinch to put the environment into the political “limelight” once and for all. The idea was to persuade President John F. Kennedy to give visibility to this issue by going on a national conservation tour. I flew to Washington to discuss the proposal with then Attorney General Robert Kennedy, who liked the idea. So did the President. The President began his five-day, eleven-state conservation tour in September 1963. For many reasons, the tour did not succeed in putting the issue onto the national political agenda. However, it was the germ of the idea that ultimately flowered into Earth Day. I continued to speak on environmental issues to a variety of audiences in some 25 states. All across the country, evidence of environmental degradation was appearing, and everyone noticed except the political establishment. The environmental issue simply was not to be found on the nation’s political agenda. The people were concerned, but the politicians were not. After President Kennedy’s tour, I still hoped for some idea that would thrust the environment into the political mainstream. Six years would pass before the idea that became Earth Day occurred to me while on a conservation speaking tour out West in the summer of 1969. At the time, anti-Vietnam War demonstrations, called “teach-ins,” had spread to college campuses all across
Art displays, education highlight local event
student artwork at various locations around the garrison. The Environmental Division received more than 300 drawings and art projects from HAS students. Boy Scout Troop 203 got into the effort by doing clean up and policing of Beacon Hill Park, April 10 and 17. They also made a short video public service announcement for the Environmental Protection Agency’s “It’s My Environment” video project. Winners of the Earth Day Essay Contest, for seventh and eighth graders were: Seventh Grade: First – Von Joshua Matheny; Second – John Nichols; and Third – Erik Rude. Eighth Grade: First – Victoria Moreno; Second – Katy Hylton; and Third – Amy Burger. Each received an Army and Air Force Exchange Service gift certificate. For more information about Earth Day and environmental matters, contact Smith or Sheri Castro, at 753-3970 or 753-7010. U.S. Senate office staff to keep up with the telephone calls, paper work, inquiries, etc. In mid-January, three months before Earth Day, John Gardner, Founder of Common Cause, provided temporary space for a Washington, D.C. headquarters. I staffed the office with college students and selected Denis Hayes as coordinator of activities. Earth Day worked because of the spontaneous response at the grassroots level. We had neither the time nor resources to organize 20 million demonstrators and the thousands of schools and local communities that participated. That was the remarkable thing about Earth Day. It organized itself. (Editor’s Note: Gaylord Nelson (June 4, 1916 – July 3, 2005), from Wisconsin, was the principle founder of Earth Day. He was a U.S. Senator from Jan. 8, 1963 through Jan. 3, 1981. Before that, he was the governor of Wisconsin. This article was reprinted from the Envirolink website at http://earthday. envirolink.org/history.html)
During April, the Environmental Division displayed student artwork at various locations around the garrison. Students contributed more than 300 drawings and art projects. — U.S. Army photo by Keith Smith products,’ sold by the Commissary and Post Exchange, on display.” Other events during the month included: an Environmental Compliance Officer course; increased site visits and patrols of the installation for positive and negative environmental compliance; installation Spring Clean Up; and displayed Humphreys American School and Homeschooled rivers, lakes, and air – and they did so with spectacular exuberance. For the next four months, two members of my Senate staff, Linda Billings and John Heritage, managed Earth Day affairs out of my Senate office. Five months before Earth Day, on November 30, 1969, The New York Times carried a lengthy article by Gladwin Hill reporting on the astonishing proliferation of environmental events: “Rising concern about the environmental crisis is sweeping the nation’s campuses with an intensity that may be on its way to eclipsing student discontent over the war in Vietnam...a national day of observance of environmental problems...is being planned for next spring... when a nationwide environmental ‘teachin’...coordinated from the office of Senator Gaylord Nelson is planned....” It was obvious that we were headed for a spectacular success on Earth Day. It was also obvious that grassroots activities had ballooned beyond the capacity of my
6-52nd AMD opens new teaching session
By Pfc. Corey Simm 6-52nd Air Missile Defense Battalion SUWON AIR BASE — The fourth consecutive semester for English teachers from the 6-52nd Air Missile Defense Battalion and the children of the Republic of Korea Air Force’s 10th Fighter Wing, began with an orientation, here, April 7. This semester brought not only new teachers, but a new group of children, proof of how successful this program has been since its implementation last year. During orientation, the children were divided into seven classes. Class A through E are grades one through five respectively, while EC1 and EC2 are more accelerated classes. The students in these classes are expected to be more fluent than the younger classes. EC2 students are even expected to be able to hold small conversations in English. The teachers have created specific lessons, to ensure each student benefits as much as possible. This semester’s goal is not only to increase each child’s usage and understanding of English, but to create a more structured teaching schedule. This will help the students’ transition with new teachers and allows the teachers to accurately gauge each student’s level of English comprehension. Each student met with his/her two Soldier teachers, along with the Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers who will be assisting in the classroom. Pvt. Kim, Won-jun, expressed his excitement for his second semester as a KATUSA teacher, saying, “This semester is promising to be just as successful as last semester. The children are excited to learn and the teachers are definitely happy to make a positive influence on the children’s lives.” This program’s design, the U.S. Soldier teachers, KATUSA teachers, and 10th FW children, has proven to be one of the many bridges being built between U.S. and ROK forces. It not only gives the Soldiers a chance to impact their host nation in a positive manner, but allows the Korean community to learn and get a better understanding of American culture.
1st Lt. Cameron Craig screens potential students for his class. — U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Daniel Kim “I am very excited for class to start,” Sgt. Ta’nisha Dawkins said. “This is an amazing experience. Now I can do my part to thank the Korean community, especially the 10th Fighter Wing parents, for allowing us this opportunity to teach their children.”
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On the contrary, Goldstein’s father spoke very little to Goldstein about his experiences during the Holocaust. However, Goldstein distinctly remembered a time when his father’s memories of the Holocaust became real again. Goldstein said his father could not comprehend the struggling race relations between African-American people and Caucasian people during the 1940s and ‘50s or why African-Americans insisted on clearing a sidewalk when Goldstein’s father walked down it. “My father was in a state of shock,” said Goldstein. “He came home and told my mother that we were packing our bags and getting out of this country because he just left a concentration camp with the same mentality where people were not people and some people were better than others.” Even though Goldstein’s father is no longer living, Goldstein said he still holds close the values of distinction and indifference that his father taught him. His mother continues to share her stories and lessons through her son, often requesting her son to specifically share certain things with his audiences during Goldstein’s speaking engagements. “Tell them to be strong and to always look out,” Goldstein said, referring to his mother’s request, “because things like this can come out of nowhere.”
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Rabbi shares parents’ experiences of surviving the Holocaust
By Sgt. Megan Garcia 501st SBDE Public Affairs DAEGU GARRISON — For many survivors of the Holocaust, the month of April is a time to remember those who died in an era when being Jewish was as criminal as committing murder. However, for Col. Jacob Goldstein, 1st Mission Support Command chaplain, the Holocaust renders a different story. To commemorate the remembrance of the Holocaust, the 501st Sustainment Brigade hosted an observance April 14 at U.S. Army Garrison Daegu’s Camp Carroll Chapel, where Goldstein spoke of his parents who are Holocaust survivors. “I grew up in a household with a mother and father who were survivors of this planned genocide,” said Goldstein. “How they survived is a long story to them.” Goldstein recalled the strength of his mother who worked in an ammunition factory under heinous labor constraints during the Holocaust. “If anybody’s box of ammo came out bad, not only were they killed, but also anyone around them,” said Goldstein. “They would take them out to the gallows and hang them as a message to everyone else.” Despite such inhumane actions, Goldstein said his mother’s sheer will to live kept her going.
Goldstein speaks to Soldiers and civilians about his parents’ experiences during the Holocaust. — U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Megan Garcia
ASAP officials pour out the facts during Alcohol Awareness Month
and violent death (this is related more to the total drinks consumed, not the amount consumed per day), are just a few of the ills associated with bad consumption practices. “Moderate consumption of alcohol may help build strong relationships between people, but exceeding the limit of consumption can do just the opposite. Knowing your limit is a sign of a smart and mature drinker.” According to Chaney, “A standard alcohol drink is considered to be one 12-ounce bottle of beer, one 5-ounce glass of wine or 1.5-ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits. Two drinks a day for an average adult male and one drink per day for an average adult female is considered to be moderate consumption for those 21 years of age and older. Keeping in mind that alcohol affects women differently than men. For example, women may develop related health problems sooner than men, although they may drink less. “Based on guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S.
Know your limit! — U.S. Army Photo by Rick Cave By Mary Grimes and Pvt. Jang, Bong-seok USAG Daegu Public Affairs DAEGU GARRISON — A can of beer at the local club, or a glass of wine at a dinner time is, in most circles, socially acceptable, and the military environment is no exception. Whether the consumption of an alcoholic beverage is intended to take away the stress of a hard day at the office or the reward for a job well done, alcohol is often considered to be the perfect panacea. Throughout the Department of Defense April is recognized as Alcohol Awareness Month. Here in Daegu and Area IV, health promotion officials want to ensure every Soldier, Family member, and DoD civilian understands just what some of the ills and thrills associated with drinking can do to and for you. According to USAG Daegu Prevention Coordinator Johnny Chaney, defining what alcohol is is indeed a good place to start. “The most important thing to understand is what alcohol can do to your health and how your ability to control alcohol and its consumption can lead to an enjoyable experience, rather than one that could ultimately ruin lives or careers. “Alcohol is classified as a central nervous system depressant. It is a liquid obtained by fermentation of carbohydrates by yeast or by distillation, and while there are different varieties of alcohol, Ethanol (ethyl alcohol) is the type that is used to make alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine and distilled spirits,” he said. Chaney said that alcohol is the most commonly abused drug in the United States. He added, “Everyone’s alcohol consumption limit is different. Therefore, it becomes even more important that we not forget just what drinking too much can do to you. Liver disease (cirrhosis, liver failure, liver cancer) pancreatitis (and, occasionally, diabetes) hypertension (high blood pressure), stroke, gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), osteoporosis, cancer (head and neck, esophageal), dementia, Injury
Department of Health and Human Services, women who are pregnant or trying to conceive, people who plan to drive or engage in other activities that require attention or skill, people taking medication, including over-thecounter medications, recovering alcoholics, and persons under the age of 21, should not consume alcoholic beverages in any amount, and of any kind. “Drinking should never lead people to participation in any dangerous activities. Quite honestly, drinking in moderation is not just for us, but for those we love and care about. One last thing, during Alcohol Awareness Month and beyond, remember to never drink and drive. Anyone needing or desiring more information on alcohol awareness can contact the Area IV Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) at 7687434 or 764-4367. We want everyone in our community to know that their safety and welfare is our primary concern.”
Alcohol consumption doesn’t have to be about a glass running over. Daegu and Area IV Alcohol Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) officials remind us that knowing your limit is key to your safety and the safety of those around you. — U.S. Army Photo by Rick Cave
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News & 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 Fear Training 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. Memorial Day Weekend Tour to Beijing, China Camp Walker Tour and Travel Service host a trip to Beijing, China May 29 through June 1. Pick up the phone and call the Camp Walker Tour and Travel Service at 764-4124 to reserve your seat. The affordable travel package includes round trip airfare, hotel, meals, airport tax, tour bus fee, individual visa fee, and all site admission fees. Call today. Don’t delay. Military Spouse Appreciation Day (Passport to Osan) Travel to Osan Thursday, May 6. Bus departs the Camp Henry ACS at 7:30 a.m. and returns 5:30 p.m. RSVP no later than May 3. Show your support, and join in the fun. Call 768-8126 to find out more. Daegu Spirit Allstar Cheer “If you want to be an allstar then you gots to go!” Cheerleading registration for season two 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 group 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 certifications will be received, including adult, child and infant CPR. Limited space is available so sign up now. Call the Daegu ARC office, 7687993.
Lifeguard Training could lead to a very cool summer at the base pool
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Area IV students interested in lifeguard training receive instructions from Camp Carroll pool manager Shaun Hayasaka. — U.S. Army Photo by Kim, Min-yeong “The training is both serious and intense, qualified lifeguard. He added that once the By Kim, Min-yeong and as you can imagine, candidates had to summer hiring season begins, individuals USAG Daegu Public Affairs meet certain requirements before they could interested in becoming a lifeguard are DAEGU GARRISON — With summer even enroll in the course,” Algarin said. “To encouraged to apply for the few positions temperatures fast approaching, many are start with, they had to be at least 15 years of that will be available. The $90 cost per already making plans for a summer of fun at age, proficient in the front crawl, the side- student included course materials, pocket the beach or the swimming pool. Shopping stroke and the breaststroke. mask and certification. malls are prominently displaying swimsuits, Each candidate who successfully “What we’re doing here at Camp Carroll and friends are dreaming of quiet getaways is offering those individuals or candidates completed the training earned an American near the water. interested in becoming lifeguards the Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate. Around Daegu and Area IV, Soldiers, knowledge and skills they will need if they “The certificate is valid for three years Family members and civilians can be heard are going to become lifeguards. To be a and consists of First Aid certification, and discussing outdoor barbeques and picnics. successful lifeguard, you will have to know a bonafide Lifeguard Training Certificate,” On Camp Carroll, plans are underway to how to prevent and respond to aquatic said Algarin. “Each student will also receive ensure summer safety is not lost in the fun emergencies at any time.” CPR training. Successful completion of CPR and excitement of summer. The Lifeguard Algarin said that the training was a great training leads to certification. That training will Training Course is one such step intended opportunity for the lifeguard candidates to be provided by a certified CPR intstructor. to help the Area IV community make the recognize and quickly respond to hazardous or “I hope each candidate will use this best of a long, hot summer. dangerous situations. “There are three types of training opportunity to enhance and The Camp Carroll Fitness Center skill levels: victim recognition, scanning and improve their skills. When vacation time provided lifeguard training April 12 to ten observation, and positioning and rotation. rolls around, teenagers usually want to student lifeguard candidates. According to U.S. Red Cross guidelines cover about 40 get hired and are looking for highly stable Modesto C. Algarin, director of support hours of training.” and virtually guaranteed part time jobs. I fitness and acquatics, Camp Carroll, the The sports director said that upon think they will find spending their summer training was designed to cover a number of successful completion of the training at the pool as a lifeguard will be extremely very important lifesaving measures. requirements, each candidate will be a rewarding,” he stated.
Month of the Military Child tree-planting project contributes to a healthy environment and future
By Mary Grimes and Kim, Min-yeong USAG Daegu Public Affairs DAEGU GARRISON — As an old Chinese proverb says, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.” In recognition of the Month of the Military Child, Area IV children recently seized now as an opportunity to contribute to a healthy environment that can be enjoyed by many in the years to come. Camp Walker’s Child, Youth and School Services sponsored the treeplanting event, encouraging participation by children of all ages. According to Ki wan Pae, CYS Program Techology Lab Assistant, USAG Daegu, “We wanted to use the Month of the Military Child as an opportunity to reach out to our Area IV youth and expose them to an environmentally sound future. I think they deserve a chance to get this kind of valuable experience and exposure, and the planting of trees is something that will yield results that will pay off many years down the road.” The children planted trees in a small area behind the youth center, ensuring each was secured. “I am extremely proud of the children. They put forth a lot of effort, and once again reminded us that we all can do something to help preserve our environment. I hope that someday long after they have left Daegu, and Korea, the children will look back on this tree planting experience and think of it as a lifetime contribution to the continued growth and health of our community,” commented Pae. — See TREE PLANTING on Page 28—
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Good Neighbor tour to Geoje Island leaves Area IV participants in awe
The tour included a stop at the Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering Company. While there, the Area IV participants were introduced to a video that highlighted a number of points regarding the company’s history and accomplishments. A bus tour of the company followed the video presentation. According to Chong,”For most people it was the first time to see inside of this type of facility. So, the group was genuinely excited. We are very lucky people to have perfect weather like this on our side. Not only that, the good weather allows the people actually out on the ships the ability to manage the vessels with struggling with unfriendly and unwanted turbulence.” Aside from the tour to the Daewoo shipbuilding facility, the group was also given a tour of Oedo-Botania. Owned and developed by Lee Changho and Choi Hosook, Oedo has been maintained by the couple since 1963. The botanical garden offered the tour group an incredible view of the crystal blue South Sea, an art gallery, memorial hall, and a host of other cultural sites. Commented one spectator, “Wherever we looked there were neatly arranged tropical flowers and trees. In Korea, it is sometimes hard to find that great a variety of flowers and trees. It was all so amazing. I’ve never seen anything like this before. Not to mention that this place is maintained by just a few hands. This was a fantastic cultural opportunity, and the cooperation of the weather just further accentuated the experience.”
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A breathtaking view of Oedo-Botania, and the crystal blue South Sea made the Good Neighbor tour an unforgettable experience for more than 30 Soldiers, Family members, and civilians from Daegu and Area. — U.S. Army Photo by Kim, See-un By Mary Grimes and Kim, See-un USAG Daegu Public Affairs CAMP HENRY — The weather received an A plus from more than 30 members of the Daegu and Area IV community who joined in a daylong trip to Geoje Island and Oedo Islet, April 17. Located in South Gyeongsang province, just off the coast of Busan, Geoje is known for its wide variety of tourist attractions, and is on record as being a prisoner of war camp used by Gen. Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War. The trip, which was lead by Yong Kon Chong, USAG Daegu Public Affairs community relations officer, was a Good Neighbor effort that brought out Soldiers, Family members, and civilians who wanted to not just take advantage of the weather, but the cultural experience overall. The availability of free transportation, free meals, and free admission fees, seemed to make the event too hard to resist.
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Area IV students water one of three trees they planted behind the Camp Walker Child, Youth and School Services Center. The tree-planting event was in support of the Month of the Military Child. — U.S. Army Photo by Jang, Bong-seok
Children from around the Area IV community use their collective energy to plant a tree in a location behind Camp Walker’s Child, Youth and School Services. The tree-planting activity was done in recognition and support of the Month of the Military Child. — U.S. Army Photo by Jang, Bong-seok
April 23, 2010