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The Mor ni ng Cal m
Gen. Walter L. Sharp
General, US Army
1. I’m starting our Ofcial
USFK Facebook site on 15 Janu-
ary 2010, at My
intent is to create a forum for a
professional exchange of ideas and
information for the command.
2. By allowing duty use of of-
cial interactive social media sites in
USFK, I hope to expand the fow
of information to our community
so you can receive information in
the most comfortable and acces-
sible method possible.
3. USFK Command Policy Let-
ter #52 defnes the ways in which we, as a command, can interact
with our community and the public at large. Using social media,
such as the USFK Facebook site, and other interactive internet ac-
tivities, we can increase communication and address your concerns
or questions.
4. USFK military members, DoD civilian personnel, invited
U.S. Forces Korea on Facebook Kickoff
contractors, and technical representatives may
also establish personal accounts on social media sites; however,
be aware that establishment and use of unofcial accounts on
government computers while on duty is restricted, as outlined in
USFK Command Policy Letter #52, and the rules posted at our
USFK Facebook site. Users should review this material prior to
beginning any new media project.
5. USFK personnel are encouraged to visit the Ofcial USFK
Facebook site and many other existing ofcial DoD social media
sites. As information technologies continue to advance, I want
our command to be the very best at using these new tools to ex-
change ideas and get vital information to the people who need it
most: our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Civilian Employees
and Family Members.
We Go Together!
Delivering the Army Family Covenant
Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch
WASHINGTON — On 8 October 2007,
the Army unveiled the Army Family Covenant
(AFC), institutionalizing the Army’s commitment
to providing Soldiers and Families – Active, Guard,
and Reserve – a quality of life commensurate with
their quality of service. However, as I travel around
the Army meeting with Soldiers and Families I’m
surprised to fnd that many are not familiar with the
Army Family Covenant and the commitment Army
leadership has made to provide a better quality of
life to Soldiers and Families.
We are delivering the Army Family Covenant
with a focus on fve specifc areas: Standardization
and funding of existing programs and services,
Increasing accessibility and quality of health care,
Improving Soldier and Family housing, Ensuring
excellence in schools, youth services and child
care and Expanding education and employment
opportunities for Family members.
Some accomplishments over the past two
years include: Standardized Army community
stafng and programs at all Garrisons, added 1079
Family Readiness Support Assistants positions to
provide administrative and logistical support to
commanders and FRG leaders, Funded Exceptional
Family Member respite care providing up to 40
hours of care per month for Families; Increased
primary care visits to more than 7 million people,
meeting access standards for 90% of acute, routine
and specialty appointments; Authorized TRICARE
standard coverage for more than 500,000 eligible
members of the Selective Reserve and their
Family members and lowered the co-payment;
Funded the Training Barracks Modernization
Program to allow 11,306 Soldiers to move into
newly designed or renovated barracks in FY09,
introduced the First Sergeants Barracks Initiative
to enhance single Soldier quality of life; Reduced
fnancial burden on Army Families by eliminating
CYSS registration fees and reducing program
fees, collaborated with more than 373 school
districts to support military connected students
transferring to new school districts and increased
placement of military spouses through the Army
Spouse Employment Program, a partnership with
Fortune 500 companies and government agencies
to provide employment opportunities.
We are indeed making progress on delivering
the Army Family Covenant, but we have much
more work to do. I am dedicated to deliver on the
Army leadership’s promise to continue to provide
the best care and quality of life possible to Soldiers
and their Families. Our commitment to delivering
the Army Family Covenant is non-negotiable. We
will not depart from this commitment.
I would ask that we always take the time to
accentuate the positive. We have so very much
to be thankful for when it comes to health care,
housing, services and programs, and many other
things. Many times we immediately start talking
Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch
Defender 6
Defender 6 sends:
about negative items, and many of those
conversations are based on anecdotal evidence
without frsthand knowledge. Let’s be grateful
for what we have, and strive together to
improve. An attitude of appreciation will go a
long way. Optimism is a combat multiplier.
As always, thanks for your continued
service to our Army, and our Nation. Together
we are making history.
Army Strong!
USFK launches Facebook Fan Page
By USFK Public Affairs
Special to the Morning Calm
YONGSAN GARRISON —U.S. Forces Korea is joining the world of
social networking today (15 JAN), and you are invited to join our Facebook
Fan Page and Twitter.
In creating the new social media pages, USFK is going where our people
are and inviting them to comment on topics that matter most.
“Technology allows us to quickly impact the world around us and share
information where people gather,” said COL Jane Crichton, UNC/CFC/
USFK Public Afairs Ofcer. “Our Facebook Fan Page is an important part
of our eforts to use the Internet to reach our USFK community quickly and
efectively – but it’s not the only place.”
Te command also has a USFK Web site that contains information on
Korean culture, required training, organizations and living in Korea.
“Te command remains focused on improving the quality of lives
for the members of our military and DoD civilian community and their
families,” Crichton said. “Everything we do is tied to our three priorities,
one of which is quality of life.”
Crichton encourages people to remain engaged in what the
command is doing.
Gen. Walter Sharp, commander UNC/CFC/USFK also
encourages involvement in his Jan. 2010 “Sharp Point” published
You can sign up to be a fan and discover the latest news about USFK
at and search for “U.S. Forces Korea.”
JANUARY 15, 2010

USO Panmunjom Tour
The USO Panmunjom tour is one of the best ways
to understand the situation, the tensions, and
the reality of the North and South Korea division.
From the time you start to prepare for the trip until
your last view of the barbed wire fence that lines
the “Freedom Road” or “Unification Road” (the
highway connecting Seoul to Panmunjom), your
understanding of the recent history of Korea will take
on a new dimension. In preparing for the trip, don’t
forget to follow the Dress Code for the Panmunjom
tour. You can download the dress code from this
site or pick one up at
the USO. Also, very important, be sure to bring your
passport or military ID the day of the tour.
2010 Taebaeksan Mountains Snow Festival
The 2010 Taebaeksan Mountains Snow Festival is
to be held from January 22nd to 31st at Taebaek,
Gangwon-do where snow comes frst and remains
till the very latest. Marking its 17th anniversary
this year, the festival is frequented by people from
neighboring Asian countries or regions of Korea
where it rarely snows. And with the particularly
large amount of snow this year, the snow views
of Taebaeksan Mountain (1,567m above the sea
level) is expected to be much more breathtaking
this year. The main venue of the festival will
be Taebaeksan Mountain Provincial Park, with
secondary venues being Hwangji Pond, a source
of Nakdonggang River; and O2 Ski Resort with its
natural dynamic ski slopes which opened in winter
2008. “Challenge the Guinness World Record,
Massive 5000 Person Snow Fight”, the frst of its kind
in Korea, will be held on the frst day of the festival. Any
visitors interested in participating in the event to break
the Guinness world record, may register on the spot, on
the day of the event.
Mountain Trout Ice Festival
The Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival
will be taking place Jan. 9-31, 2010, in Hwacheon in
Gangwon province. This virtually untouched region is
known as the frst area in Korea that freezes over in winter,
and the river is covered with a thick layer of ice. Visitors
can try out ice fshing, and those who are feeling brave
can try to catch mountain trout with their bare hands. As
well as fun activities and performances, there is also an
exhibition of ice sculptures that took 20 weeks to prepare.
Visitors can sample raw and grilled mountain trout, both
of which are delicious. To get to the festival, take a bus
from Dong Seoul terminal to the Hwacheon bus terminal.
From the bus terminal, it will take around 10 minutes by
foot to get to the festival grounds. Detailed Info on the
location can be found at
Satisfy the Munchies with Traditional Street Snacks
When traveling abroad, one may find unexpected
pleasures on the streets. With a unique ambience,
Insadong and Myeongdong are the most popular streets
teeming with travelers in search of shopping and dining.
In Insadong, you will be intrigued by the pushcarts of
street food, which are as unique as the area’s shop
displays of traditional memorabilia. While Myeongdong
and most other streets in Seoul have street stalls selling
tteokbokki, fritters, oden, and chicken skewers, Insadong
sells traditional cookies and some street foods of the
past. Visit Insadong and Myeongdong for the joy of
seeing and eating. In Insadong a mound of hardened
honey and malt is kneaded and stretched into 16,384
strands that look like a thin, white skein of glossy silk.
Kkultarae, meaning honey skein, is flled with a mixture
of ten ingredients such as almonds, walnuts, pine nuts,
peanuts, black beans, and black sesame seeds, and
then rolled. On most any corner on a cold day a ball
of four or glutinous rice dough is flled with a mixture
of sugar, ground peanuts and cinnamon powder and
then pressed fat on a hot griddle. Hotteok is especially
popular in the winter season.
The Unexpected Face of Evolving Southern Chic
The history of Dosan Park does not bear much
relevance to the mostly Western upmarket brand shops
that are beginning to surround it. Dosan Memorial Park
was built in 1973 to commemorate Ahn Chang-ho
(1878—1938), regarded as a great patriot who toiled
for the nation’s independence and sovereignty. His
pen name of “Dosan” has also been given to Dosan
Road, the ten-lane avenue linking Cheongdam-dong
and Nonhyeon-dong. The park houses Ahn’s tomb,
memorial statue and monument stones, as well as a
memorial hall that provides a glimpse into the life of a
man who emphasized the role of enlightenment and
education to strengthen the nation and ultimately gain
independence from Japanese colonial rule. The area
is best approached by car, but it is also walkable from
Exit 3 of Apgujeong Station.
No endorsement implied.
SI GHTS AND SOUNDS: Of f -post event s and ac t i vi t i es
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: Drunk and Disorderly;
Failure to Obey Order or Regulation
(2ID Alcohol Policy); Subject #1 was
observed by Military Police at and off
post club and became disorderly when
Military Police attempted to question
her about a recent AWOL soldier.
Subject #1 was warned her behavior
world result in apprehension but did
not cease her disorderly behavior.
Subj ect cont i nued her di sorderl y
conduct and was later apprehended
and transported by Military Police to the
PMO. Subject #1 was administered a
portable breathalyzer test with a result
of 0.190% blood content. Due to her
level of intoxication, Subject #1 was
processed and released to her unit with
instructions to report to the PMO. On
Jan. 7, Subject #1 reported to the PMO
where she was advised of her legal
rights, which she waived rendering a
written sworn statement admitting the
offenses. This is a fnal report.
USAG-Yongsan: Larceny of Private
Funds; Unknown person(s), by unknown
means, entered a barracks room and
removed Victim #1’s 300,000 Won from
a desk drawer which was unsecured and
unattended, and then fed the scene. A
search of the area for subject(s) and/or
witness(es) met with negative results.
Victim #1 rendered a written statement
attesting to the incident. Estimated
cost of loss is 300,000 Won. This is a
fnal report.
USAG-Humphreys: Wrongful Damage
to Government Property; Unknown
person(s) spray-painted the underside
of a Chinook Aircraft, which was left
unsecured and unattended. Damages to
the Chinook Aircraft consisted of an area
painted with red paint of graffti stating
obscenities and depicting obscene
shapes. A search of the area for subject(s)
and/or witness(es) met with negative
results. Estimated cost of damage is
unknown. Investigation continues by
Military Police Investigators.
USAG-Humphreys: Larceny of Private
Property; Larceny of Government
Property; Unknown person(s), by
unknown means, removed Victim #1’s
laptop computer, X-Box 360, webcam,
two fnancial transaction cards, various
coins, and an ACU assault pack, which
were left secured and attended in Victim
#1’s barracks room. The unknown
person(s) then fled the scene in an
unknown direction. Victim #1 rendered
a written sworn statement attesting to
the incident. A search of the area for
subject(s) and/or witness(es) met with
negative results. There were no signs
of forced entry. Estimated cost of loss
is $1200.00. Investigation continues by
Military Police Investigators.
USAG-Daegu: Traffc Accident Without
Injury; Hit and Run; Unknown person(s),
operating an unknown vehicle, struck
Victim #1’s GOV, which was legally
parked, secured, and unattended at
unknown location. Damages to Victim
#1’s vehicle consisted of scratches and
paint transfers to the left front bumper.
A search of the area met with negative
results. Victim #1 rendered a written
sworn statement attesting the incident.
Victim #1 was released on his own
recognizance. Estimated cost of damage
is unknown. Investigation continues by
Traffc Accident Investigators.
MP Bl ot t er
Namhansanseong Fortress (South Han Mountain Fortress) in Seoul is a southern fortress built for the defense of Hanseong (Seoul),
the captial of Joseon. It was built in the Three Kingdoms Period. It was remodeled in 1624 and after that it underwent repairs about 10
different times. The mountain is famous for being very beautiful all throughout the year. — US Army photo by Edward N. Johnson
Cervical Health Awareness Month
By Marianne Campano
65th Medical Brigade- FHP
American women and 1000 Korean women die
from cervical cancer each year. But CERVICAL
CANCER can be prevented with regular Pap
screenings and accurate diagnosis and treatment.
“Since its introduction over 50 years ago, the Pap
test has been the single, greatest contributor to
the decline in cervical cancer, reducing deaths to
the disease by more than 70%,” says the National
Cervical Cancer Coalition.
Gardasil, a Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
vaccine for girls and women ages 11-26 is also
efective in preventing up to 70% of cervical
cancers and 90% of genital warts. Tis safe and
efective vaccine is available at the 1RC and the
121 Community Support Hospital. Vaccinate
early and schedule your Well Woman exam
and Pap screening during your birth month. To
learn more about cervical cancer, please visit the
National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC)
website at
Know your responsibilities for
protecting personal information
By 1st Signal Brigade
Special to the Morning Calm Weekly
YONGSAN GARRISON — As a Servicemember, Department of Defense Civilian or
contractor, you have a special responsibility for the protection of the Personally Identifcation,
or PII.
Tis includes information such as a Social Security number, age, military rank or civilian
grade. More examples of PII include home and ofce phone numbers, birthdays, and spouse
names. Tese are often found on ofce personnel list, Rolodex cards, and electronics-based
address books or contact records. Other PII, such as marital status and educational history,
may be included in personnel or medical records. Identity thieves can also exploit additional
elements of PII, such as demographic, biometrics, and fnancial information.
Since January 2005, both inside and outside the U.S. government, more than 100 million
records containing sensitive personal information such as social security numbers, names,
addresses, and medical records, have been potentially lost, stolen, or compromised.
Te need for the government to better protect Privacy Act data is constantly highlighted
in the news. Several federal agencies have experienced high profle breaches in securing
personal information. One of the most notable of these breaches was U.S. Department of
Veterans Afairs in which a laptop computer containing approximately 26 million identities
was stolen. Other federal government agencies have also had signifcant breaches in securing
personal information.
In fscal year 2006, 15 federal agencies reported 338 separate security incidents involving
PII. Virtually all of these incidents resulted from human error within agencies, not external
attacks on agency systems. Te loss of PII by federal agencies can result in identity theft.
According to Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics, identify theft continues to be the
nation’s fastest growing crime and can cause both fnancial and emotional damage to its
Next Week: Part 2 of PII
Today’s Army, tomorrow’s world
Every organization in the Army has an
obligation to protect the environment. We
all have the inherent right to a safe and clean
environment and as guests of our host nation
we must do everything possible to ensure this
core value holds true. Te Hazardous Material
Management Program was created to assist the
military in maintaining a safe environment.
It is good business practice to be mindful
of the environment when ordering Hazardous
Material (HM). Tere has been many times
in the past where units or organizations have
ordered HM without frst checking with their
local HazMart. There are several HazMarts
strategically placed throughout the Korean
peninsula with a vast inventory of HM for free
issue. Before ordering any HM please call or
stop by your local HazMart to see if the items
are available through the free issue program.
Tere are plenty of Free Issue items available at
your local HazMart. Te items available include
but not limited to, antifreeze, several petroleum
products, deionized water, insecticide, window
cleaner and many more products. Best of all,
they are free of charge!
Also, if you have any house hold HM that
you need to dispose of please stop by your local
HazMart. Te folks at the HazMart would be
more than happy to assist you. For assistance
please contact USAG-Red Cloud 730-4168,
USAG-Yongsan 736-7318, USAG-Humphreys
753-7710 and USAG-Daegu 765-8007.
Our mission and the overall objective is to support
the triple bottom line of Army sustainability - Mission,
Environment, and Community - as outlined in the
Army Strategy for the Environment. Our initiatives
help the Army to sustain readiness, improve quality
of life, strengthen community relationships, and help
reduce total costs of ownership by suggesting sound
environmental investments.
JANUARY 15, 2010
Command visits 65th ROKA for GNP
Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson (second from left), USAG-Red Cloud commander, Eliott Bradley (second from right), USAG-RC director of Emergency Services
Richard Davis (right), USAG-RC deputy commander, paint miniature masks during their visit to the 65th Republic of Korea army. The USAG-RC and Casey
command group, and the directors and special staff paid a visit Jan. 6 to the 65th Republic of Korea army camp for their annual community relations Good
Neighbor program. After the briefngs, video presentations and entertainment by Korean singers, fan dancers and musicians, everyone was given an opportunity
to paint masks, practice calligraphy and practice playing Korean drums.— U.S. Army photo by Margaret Banish-Donaldson
By Maj. Susan Castorina
USAG-RC Legal Center
Personnel claims allow Soldiers and Army
civilian employees to be compensated for
property loss and damage sustained incident
to service. Many Soldiers fle personnel
claims when their household goods are
lost or damaged during shipment. Tese
comprise the vast majority of personnel
claims. However, personnel claims may
also be fled in other situations, for example,
when Soldiers sustain losses due to fre or
food at on-post quarters. Until recently,
claimants had to mail claims documents or
visit the local military claims ofce and turn
in the claim in person.
Te Personnel Claims Army Information
Management System (PCLAIMS), which
began in October 2009, provides more
options for fling personnel claims. Claims
may now be fled electronically or in hard
copy, and they may be fled directly against
the carrier or against the government.
Tis new program permits Soldiers and
eligible Army Civilian employees to fle
personnel claims against the government
through the Internet, rather than having
to physically visit or mail documents to
a military claims ofce. Although paper
copies of claims will still be accepted at
claims ofces, the new program should make
it easier and faster for Army Knowledge
Online registered claimants to fle claims
for property loss. A claimant without an
AKO account must still contact their nearest
military claims ofce to fle a claim.
PCLAIMS can be accessed at the Judge
Advocate General’s Corps Internet site at Click on the U.S.
Army Claims Service link and then click on
the PCLAIMS link. Te PCLAIMS link
will describe the rules for fling personnel
claims and will allow you to complete the
required forms on line.
When using PCLAIMS, you will be
asked to list all of your lost or damaged
property, the purchase dates and costs, and
replacement or repair costs, a requirement
whether you fle your claim electronically
or at the claims ofce. Basic supporting
documents, such as a government bill of
lading (for transportation related claims),
estimates of repair, and photos of damaged
property can be scanned and added to the
electronic claim. If you do not have access to
a scanner, documents can be mailed or hand-
carried to a military claims ofce, where they
will be added to your claim fle.
PCLAIMS should not be confused with
the Full Replacement Value (FRV) program,
the system applicable to transportation
related claims since 2007, or the Defense
Personnel Property Program (DP3), a
computerized transportation program
applicable to many household goods
shipments since 2008. Under FRV and
DP3, Soldiers and Army Civilian employees
are encouraged to fle transportation related
claims directly against the carrier responsible
for the loss.
PCLAIMS cannot be used to file
claims against carriers; it can only be
used for personnel claims fled against the
government. Claimants who are dissatisfed
with carrier settlement offers under the
Full Replacement Value (FRV) or Defense
Personnel Property Program (DP3) may
reject the settlement ofers and fle their
claims against the government. Such
claimants can use PCLAIMS to fle these
new claims, but should contact the nearest
military claims office before doing so.
Comments or questions about PCLAIMS
should be addressed to the 2nd Infantry
Division Claims Ofces in Freeman Hall
(Bldg 631, USAG-Red Cloud, 732-6017),
Maude Hall (Bldg 2440, USAG-Casey,
730-3687), or the Consolidated Legal
Center on USAG-Humphreys (Bldg 734,
Understanding the New Personnel Claims Program: PCLAIMS
News & Notes
USAG-RC Off-Limits
The following establishments in
Area I are off limits: Kwangam-
dong AO, USAG- Casey: Bunny
Club Toko-ri (Hovey), Geo-Shi-gi
Karaoke Club, NB Club Saengyeo-
ndong, Dongducheon Uijeongbu
Ville, USAG- Red Cloud: None
Stanley Ville, Kosang-dong, Camp
Stanley: None Western Corridor:
Yong ju gol (Turkey Farms) For in-
formation, call 732-6762.
Casey PBC Closure
Due to major foor damages at
Casey Pear Blossom Cottage, the
Cottage will be closed for emer-
gency repairs. The repair work is
expected to continue until Jan. 17.
If all goes well, we will reopen Jan.
19 at 9 a.m. Since Jan. 18 is a holi-
day, we will be closed as usual.
Please beware that Camp Stan-
ley and USAG Red Cloud PBCs
remain open. In addition, please
contact your Family Readiness
Support Assistance (FRSA), who
may be able to provide support dur-
ing PBC closure. For any questions
or support, please call Casey ACS,
at 730-3107.
Martin Luther King
Memorial Bowling Tournament
Red Cloud Lanes will present the
Martin Luther king Memorial bowl-
ing Tournament Jan. 17-18 begin-
ning at 1 p.m. Format will be for
fve games with an entry fee of $25.
Cash prize $200 guaranteed. For
more information call: 732-6930.
American Red Cross Classes
The American Red Cross will hold
CPR/First Aid classes Jan 16 from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the ACS
classroom building 2317 on USAG-
Casey. Fee is $40. The class in-
cludes adult, child, and infant CPR.
Pet First Aid and CPR class will
be held Jan. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. in the ACS classroom
building 2317 on USAG-Casey. For
more information call: 730-3184.
Children’s Maninee Movie
Schedule Change
USAG-Casey Theater has changed
the matinee Children’s movie
schedules from Friday to Saturday
at 3 p.m. on every second Friday
and fourth Saturday. The movies
start Jan. 23. For information call:
Red and White Affair
in Gateway Club
Sprig of Acacia Lodge 93 and Jan-
ice M Griggs Chapter 50 will be
hosting a Red and White Affair at
the Gateway Club on USAG-Casey
from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Tickets are
$5. A portion of the proceeds will go
the orphans in the Dongducheon
area. For more information call:
Red Cloud Bowling Center
The USAG-RC Bowling Center will
be closed until further notice due to
a heating malfunction. Target date
to re-open is Jan. 16. For informa-
tion call: 732-6930.
Popular events such as the annual Rucksack Challenge where Soldiers compete individually and in teams are among
the most popular sporting events in all of Korea. Many individual Soldiers and unit teams come to Warrior Country to
compete every year for trophies and bragging rights in sporting events of all types and kinds, which take place only in
Warrior Country. Only units and individual Soldiers in Warrior Country can earn points toward the Commander’s Cup.
— U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
By Jim Cunningham
USAG-RC Public Affairs
Headquarters, Headquarters Company,
1-72nd Armor won the Commander’s
Cup two sessions in a row by scoring
1,470 points in the second session of the
Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Commander’s Cup competition which ran
from July 1 to December 31, 2009. Placing
2 is Headquarters, Headquarters Company
2nd Infantry Division with a total of 1,
193 points.
“Winning this event gives the Soldiers
and their commanders huge bragging rights,”
remarked Randy Behr, Area I FMWR sports
director. “On top of that, it really bonds
together the kind of camaraderie we are all
looking to achieve in Warrior Country.”
Close competition is the most outstanding
and noticeable factor in Warrior Country
sporting events, he said.
“Every event on our calendar is a part
of the Commander’s Cup,” Behr said.
“Points are based on participation and how
successful the individuals or teams are when
they participate in these events. We have a
breakdown of points for teams, individuals,
and leagues. Tere is an order of points for
all these types of events.”
Placing 3 with 787 points was 61st
Maintenance, 4 with 658 points were
Headquarters and Headquarters Service
Company Di vi si on, Speci al Troops
Battalion, and 5 with 633 points was B,
1-15 Field Artillery.
“When teams compete or individuals
compete they add up all their total points
for their units,” Behr said.
“Tese total points are high in number.
Large units can participate in as many as 18
events, and have a large number of Soldiers
competing in individual and team events to
accrue as many points as they possibly can.
We broke these events into two six month
periods: one beginning Jan. 1 and ending
June 30 and the second beginning July 1
and ending Dec. 31.”
Points are based on all sports sanctioned
by the director of USAG-Red Cloud
When individuals compete they do not
win the same number of points a team
would when they compete and win, Behr
“We think it is much more difcult to
feld a team to compete and win points than
to feld individuals,” Behr said.
“Tere are entry points and winning
points for both individuals and teams. Each
unit team will be awarded 100 points for
teams competing in the Intramural League
Program. These teams must complete
the season to be eligible for team entry
Individual entry points are 10 points
awarded to units for each Soldier on the
varsity level men’s or women’s team (Softball,
Basketball and Flag Football). Players
must complete the season to be eligible for
participation points.”
Championship points breakdown for
each championship are: winners earn 150
points in enclave events and 75 points in
Warrior Country events. Unit level teams
placing 2 will earn 100 points for enclave
events and 50 points for Warrior Country
events. Units placing 3 will respectively earn
75 and 25 points.
The objective of the Commander’s
Cup program is to promote maximum
participation, reward accomplishments in
sport competition, provide healthy leisure
alternatives, and develop an esprit de’ corps
among the units in Warrior Country, Behr
Te trophy, appropriately engraved, is a
perpetual rotating trophy and will remain
with the winning units, both 1st and 2nd
place for a period of fve and a half months
when it is returned to Warrior Country
FMWR to be awarded to the winners of
the next session.
“Tis event defnitely brings the troops
and the units together,” Behr said.
Tere are no less than 68 events planned
and ready to execute in Warrior Country for
2010. To learn more about the Commander’s
Cup, contact FMWR sports at 732-6927.
Warrior Country units win Commander’s Cup
Eric Reid from Yongsan fnishes 30 kilometer bike heat of the 2009 Warrior
Country Duathlon Championship. He broke the all time record for the Warrior
Country Duathlon but could not be awarded with the title because he is not
from Area I. The all time record was set at 1:50 in 1990 during the frst running
of the annual championship. His time was 1:25:32. — U.S. Army photo by Jim
JANUARY 15, 2010
Year of the NCO highlights service and commitment
Command Sgt. Maj. Yolanda Lomax (foreground left) takes the 70th BSB guidon from Lt. Col. Miguel Martinez (foreground right), commander of the 70th BSB,
accepting the responsibilities of Command Sgt. Maj. of the 70th BSB during a change of responsibility ceremony July 28 on Carey Field in USAG-Casey. —
U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
Command Sgt. Maj. Earlene Lavender, USAG-RC command sgt. maj. strides
with Soldiers competing for Soldier of the Year May 20, 2009. — U.S. Army
photo by Pvt. Jamal Walker
Lt. Col. John Rhodes (left leaning), battalion commander UNCSB-JSA, leans
over to congratulate Sgt. Ronald Gray (right of fag) after swearing Gray in
reenlistment for his second tour. The ceremony took place in a CH-47 Chinook
helicopter during a routine evacuation exercise over the Demilitarized Zone at
Camp Boniface March 27. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
Sgt. James Soto, USAG-RC BOSS military liaison, prepares a pot of Puerto
Rican chili and cornbread for BOSS members during the Warrior Country BOSS
quarterly meeting in the Camp Stanley CAC, March 6. — U.S. Army photo by
Pvt. Jamal Walker
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JANUARY 15, 2010
Fi gur e sk at i ng c hampi on vi si t s Yongsan
By Pvt. Choe Yong-joon
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — Michelle Kwan, the most decorated
fgure skater in U.S. history, visited U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan
Jan. 6 signing autographs and posing for photos with more than
100 Yongsan community members.
Kwan was born in Torrance, California and is the third child
of Chinese immigrants from Hong Kong. Her interest in fgure
skating began at the age of fve when she followed her two older
siblings onto the ice.
“You and I are both here in Korea because we love the United
States,” Kwan said during her speech. “What we love about
America is the values, the freedom. In fact, that’s what America is
all about. I would like to say thank you from bottom of my heart
for terrifc job that you have done here in Korea. America recognizes
what you do because you are what keeps America strong.”
In the nearly 100-year history of U.S. Figure Skating, no American
man or woman has won more world titles, national titles or
Olympic medals than Kwan. For over a decade, 1995-2005,
Michelle won an unprecedented 43 championships, including fve
World Championships, eight consecutive and nine overall U.S.
National Championships and two Olympic Medals.
“It is very exciting to get the opportunity to meet Michelle
in Yongsan, Korea,” Kowanda McBride said, who brought her
four-year-old son Iain. “I enjoy fgure skating more than anyone.
I watched almost every U.S. Championship, 1998 Nagano
Olympics and 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics she was in. She
always performed the best show!”
Kwan’s activities of the ice have been equally noteworthy. She
travels the world and meets with young athletes to speak about
leadership and signifcance of education. In 2003, Kwan was
selected as one of People Magazine’s ‘50 Most Beautiful People
in the World.’
“We are honored to host the best fgure skater in our history,”
Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall said. “We are also honored
to be with such a patriotic American tonight. Despite her very
busy schedule, Michelle made the time to visit our Community
of Excellence - truly a privilege for us.”
Figure skating legend Michelle Kwan poses for a photo with a Yongsan family Jan. 6 at the Collier Field House. — U.S. Army
photos by Pvt. Choe Yong-joon
New s & Not es
For a complete list of community
information news and notes, visit the
USAG-Yongsan offcial web site at
MLK Candlelight Vigil March
Join the community in celebrating the
extraordinary and heroic life of Martin
Luther King, Jr. Garrison Yongsan will host
a candlelight vigil march Jan. 18 beginning
at 5 p.m. from Collier Field House to South
Post Chapel.
Memorial March
65th Medical Brigade is hosting the 8th
Army (FA) Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK)
Birthday Community Service 3:30-4:30
p.m. Jan. 15. The walk will begin at the
Seoul American High School Falcon
Gym and end at the Collier Field House.
After the walk, winners from the Seoul
American Schools MLK Competitions will
be announced. Open to everyone.
Single Parent Network Meeting
Meet with other single parents to share
information and resources at ACS Building
4106 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Jan. 21. Help identify and resolve the
challenges faced by single parent families
in the Yongsan community. For information,
call 738-5151/8861.
Hannam Village Playgroup
Interactive play time for parents and
children ages 0 to 3 at Hannam Village ACS
Building S-6107 from 10 a.m. until 11:30
a.m. Jan. 19. Enjoy a variety of activities
and free play together with your child. For
information, call 738-5151/8861.
Health Clinic Relocation
On Jan. 22, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. at Bldg. 1663,
the Yongsan Health Clinic (Troop Medical
Clinic) will relocate from the Brian Allgood
Army Community Hospital to newly
renovated Bldg. 1663 near the Navy Club.
Patient care begins will begin on Jan. 22
from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Call DSN 737-CARE
from 6-7 a.m. for same day appointments
and sick call.
College Registration
College Registration is ongoing until
Jan. 18, 2010 for the 4 institutions at
Yongsan Education Center: Central Texas
College, University of Maryland, University
of Phoenix, and Troy University. For
information, call 723-4290.
Community Information Forum
The Community Information Forum will
be held 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Jan. 26 at
Community Service Building # 4106 Room
118. It is an opportunity to meet newcomers
and find out what is going on in USAG-
Yongsan. Get involve and join us at the
CIF. For information, call 738-7123.
APO Closure
On Jan. 18, 5 a.m. - Jan. 19, 5 p.m., All
Area II post offices will be closed monday 18
January in observance of the federal holiday.
All Area II post offices will observe POSTED
training holiday hours on tuesday, 19 January.
For information, call 010-8982-0259.
Single Parent Network Meeting
Meet with other single parents to share
information and resources at ACS Building
4106 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Jan. 21. Help identify and resolve the
challenges faced by single parent families
in the Yongsan community. For information,
call 738-5151/8861.
Gar ri son t o yout hs: You’r e hi r ed!
By Pvt. Choe Yong-joon
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
tremendous snowfall forcing them to
trudge an unpaved way through the snow,
Yongsan youths did not let that stop them
from paving a way to their future by joining
the Hired! program kick-of party at the
Yongsan Teen Center Jan. 8.
Te Child, Youth and School Services
program’s purpose is to provide youths ages
15-18 a way to gain work experience for
career planning and college applications.
The 31 participants came from K-16,
Seoul American High School, home school
students, Seoul Foreign School.
“Tey are very limited in what they are
able to do as far as working, so this, under
a pilot program, gives them chances to work
in diferent career felds that would actually
benefit them,” said Hired! Workforce
Preparation Specialist Lauren Jenkins.
“Terefore, they are able to explore their
interests and see if they want to pursue it
Newly employed youths kick off the Child, Youth and School Services Hired! program with a party Jan. 8 at the Yongsan Teen Center. — U.S. Army photo
by Pvt. Choe Yong-joon
further or try something else.”
Jenkins added that the program is a great
resume builder for youths because they
can receive training and participate in
workshops. Additionally, they may receive
one-on-one experience working in actual
Army organizations.
The program, completely funded by
Kansas State University, is composed
of four terms throughout the year, each
consisting of 12-week sessions. Participants
are required to work 15 hours per week for
12 weeks straight. Upon completion, they
can expect to receive a $500 stipend.
“Basically, it is a good thing to have
because we have an opportunity to work
and assist people,” Alexander Morgenstern,
a sophomore at SAHS said.
“It will help me learn what kinds of jobs I
like now and focus on them in my future.
For example, if I want to be an accountant,
I can focus on accounting jobs to see what
they are like. Also I can see the pros and
cons of that position as a temporary worker,”
he added.
All participants will be assigned in
several different places: eight at Army
Community Services; three at the Brian
Allgood Community Hospital logistics
department; six at Child, Youth, and School
Services; two at the Collier Field House;
fve at the Main Post Club, fve at Yongsan
Lanes; one at American Forces Network-
Korea; one at Dragon Hill Lodge.
“This is an excellent program that is
working to set our youths up for success,”
said Garrison Commander Col. Dave
Hall. “Living overseas can make youth
employment challenging at times, but this
program and the optimism of those involved
show that living here in Korea can be just
as rewarding as living in the States. Tat’s
part of what makes Yongsan a Community
of Excellence: Providing a quality of life that
is just as good, if not better, than what you
would expect to fnd at most Army posts.
For questi ons concerni ng youth
employment, contact Hired! Workforce
Preparation Specialist Lauren Jenkins at
JANUARY 15, 2010
By Sgt. Hwang Joon-hyun
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — Following a week-long art
exhibition, Yongsan youth were awarded for their artistic
skill Dec. 10 at the Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Fine Arts Awards Ceremony at the Dragon Hill Lodge
Market Square Garden.
Te program specifcally rewarded youths enrolled in
Child, Youth and School Services.
Tis year, about 50 children participated in the contest
in three age groups and eight categories including
monochromatic and multi-colored drawing, collage,
pastel, sculpture and oil or acrylic.
“We do our best to support the artistic ability of the
youth in the Yongsan community,” said CYS Services
coordinator Claudette Mohn. “Tis exhibit is a way
to celebrate art and creative expression, and we feel
privileged to provide the opportunity.”
She encouraged parents at the awards ceremony to
continue to support their children so that their interest
in creative expression will not be lost.
”Doing art is kind of like a natural thing for me,” said
Alex Lindstrom. He placed frst in the monochromatic
drawing category for age group 10 to 12.
“We are only a few months into Korea, but we plan
Gar r i son r ec ogni zes young ar t i st s
Ronald Macauley
Facebook Fan
I believe that, more than in any other area, school uniforms
improve the social outcomes in a school environment. Many
children use clothing to express themselves and to define
themselves. Many students feel that they are judged ac-
cording to what they wear by other students, as well as by
teachers and administrators. School uniforms remove these
factors from the social environment within the school, thus
relieving students from the pressure to fit in.
Philip Eldredge
Facebook Fan
As a former student to a uniform school. I am against it. be-
cause the kids find other ways to discriminate against each
other. What if the families cannot afford to buy new uniforms
every school year? Why not just let the kids wear their ev-
eryday civilian clothes and be comfortable insted of the uni-
By Cpl. Hwang Joon-hyun
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
School Uni for ms
for SAMS?
USAG-Yongsan Facebook share their opinions about Seoul
American Middle School’s school uniform policy. Find out
what more than 1,800 Yongsan community members are
talking about by becoming a USAG-Yongsan Facebook Fan
Apryl Nickcol
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I am against school uniforms. If the issue is that these
kids are wearing inapproriate attire to school, I think that
the school system needs to step up and enforce their
clothing policies in place. I personally enjoy my daughter
being able to choose what she wears. However, I ensure
that she doesn’t wear anything inappropriate. That is my
responsibility as a parent. If the idea of uniforms is just
to make it easier for the parents who don’t keep an eye
on what they’re kids or wearing or to make it easier for
the school system so they don’t have to worry about en-
forcing their current policy, I think that is just laziness.
TJ Quinn
Facebook Fan
I do not agree with the argument that uniforms limit chil-
dren’s individuality. Individuality is not expressed in the
clothing you wear. Individuality is expressed through
behavior and interests.
Shondle Carter (center) is recognized by the Yongsan Garrison Command Team, Commander Col. Dave Hall and Command
Sgt. Maj. Ralph Rusch (center left to far left) at the Boys and Girls Clubs of America Fine Arts Awards Ceremony at the Dragon
Hill Lodge Market Square Garden Dec. 10. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Hwang Joon-hyun
— See ARTISTS, Page 12 —
By Pvt. Choe Yong-joon
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
Uni t ed St at es Ci t i zenshi p and
Immigration Services of the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security
held a Naturalization Ceremony for
55 candidates Dec.15 at the Multi-
Purpose Training Facility.
The candidates consisted of 40
Yongsan welcomes new American citizens
Pfc. Christine Leckie, from Canada, receives her Certifcate of Naturalization in a
Naturalization Ceremony held Dec. 15 at the Multi-purpose Training Facility. She was
one of the 55 Servicemembers, spouses and military children who became American
citizens that day. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Choe Yong-joon
mi l i tar y personnel , 14 mi l i tar y
spouses, and 1 military child from
25 countries.
“I’m honored to be one of the first
to welcome and congratulate each
of you on becoming an American
citizen,” said Cynthia Sharpe, Consul
General and Minister Counselor for
Consular Affairs for the Embassy
of the Uni ted States, Republ i c
of Korea, i n a keynote speech.
“Ceremoni es such as ours here
today are opportunities to welcome
new citizens and to celebrate your
past, your present, and your future
contributions to our Nation.”
Te candidates cited the Oath of
Allegiance and the Pledge of Allegiance,
and officially joined the ranks of
citizens of the United States.
President Barack Obama sent
a video presentation to welcome
55 new American citizens. “This
i s now offi ci al l y your countr y.
Together we are nation united not
by any one culture or ethnicity or
ideology, but by the principles of
opportunity,” he said. “In America,
no dream is impossible. You have
the opportunity to contribute to
a civic society, business, culture,
and your community. You can help
write the next great chapter in our
American story.”
After the ceremony, Spc. Kenneth
King, from Guyana, stationed at
Camp Casey expressed his feeling
of gratitude.
“I think it’s an exciting moment
for many people here today, and
I’m happy to be part of that. Most
importantly, we’re one common
Army and we wi l l def end thi s
Nation as one team”
For que s t i ons c onc e r ni ng
naturalization, contact Kenneth
Sherman, U. S. Depar t ment of
Homeland Security/United States
Ci t i zens hi p and Immi gr at i on
Services-Seoul, Korea Field Office
Director at 721-4279.
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to stay for two years,” he said. “This
contest was definitely worth it, and I
expect myself to participate next year
as well.”
Yongsan Garrison Commander Col.
Dave Hall said that CYSS programs like
this demonstrate the commitment that
Army has with families since signing the
Army Family Covenant.
“We do a lot of programs for children
and f ami l i es i n Yongsan, and we’d
always like to do more,” he said. “You
are helping the community by being
a part of this event, and that’s a good
thing for the Garrison and its families
and kids. The Garrison would not be a
Community of Excellence without your
involvement on a daily basis.”
Have a Safe Martin
Luther King, Jr. Holiday
n Januar y, 18, 2010, t he
U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan
will celebrate the life of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a vital
fgure of the modern era. His lectures
and dialogues stirred the concern and
sparked the conscience of a generation.
The movements and marches he led
brought significant changes in the
fabric of American life
through his courage
and selfess devotion.
This devotion gave
direction to thirteen
years of civil rights
a c t i v i t i e s . Hi s
charismatic leadership
i ns pi red men and
women, young and
old, in this nation and
around the world.
On Monday the
c o mmu n i t y wi l l
j oi n together i n a
candlelight vigil march celebrating the
extraordinary and heroic life of Martin
Luther King, Jr. Te march will begin at
5 p.m. and start from the Collier Field
House and end at South Post Chapel. We
hope to see you there.
We also have a long weekend during
which many Garrison personnel will “take
to the roads.” Be it shopping, viewing the
countryside, or making that quick trip,
increased trafc will require a driver’s
utmost attention to drive defensively.
We take pride in our community
members and Garrison personnel. I
ask that you help the Command and
community by doing your part to reduce
the risk of accidents, and to ensure your
safety and the safety of those around
you. Take these precautionary measures
and everyone will
Buckl e-up for
safety Laws and
regulations require
seatbelts and child
Pl an adequate
rest breaks Driver
fatigue and driving
after drinking are the
two most common
caus es of t r af f i c
fatalities during any
holiday season.
Do not dri nk and dri ve Take
responsibility and save a life. Don’t let
buddies ruin their career, their life, or the
lives of others.
Check the mechanical condition of
your car
Allow extra time Plan for adverse
weather conditions and heavy trafc.
I wish all of you a safe and meaningful
holiday weekend.
“On Monday the community
will join together in a candlelight
vigil march celebrating the
extraordinary and heroic life
of Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Col. Dave Hall
USAG-Yongsan Commander
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Army’s AFAP conference opens in Arlington
By Rob McIlvaine
FMWRC Public Affairs
Te Army Family Action Plan conference—an
intensive, week-long event where delegates from
across the Army meet to discuss 82 quality of
life issues that originated at the installation level
throughout the past year— began Jan. 11 and
will continue through Friday, Jan. 15.
Nearly 350 people from across the Army,
including 98 delegates, 32 workgroup managers,
Family members and friends arrived in the
nation’s capital over the weekend to begin their
working group sessions.
Also in attendance are delegates making up
the AFAP Teen Panel, who will present the top
three issues that impact military youth. Tis
group of young adults is handpicked from Youth
Leadership Forums at Army garrisons in seven
regions, plus the Army National Guard, Army
Reserve and Accession’s Command, bring their
unique perspective about the issues.
“Te delegates here are the best of the best,”
said Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general of
the Installation Management Command and
Assistant Chief of Installation Management.
“We are a nation at war and the impact on
our Families is almost insurmountable. Our
Soldiers realize their mission, but I lose sleep at
night when I think about the stress and strain
on Families,” Lynch said. “We cannot allow
Families to break.”
Since the frst signing of the Army Family
Covenant in 2007, Army leaders have made a
commitment to improving Family readiness
by standardizing and funding existing Family
programs and services, by increasing accessibility
and quality of health care, by ensuring excellence
in schools, youth services and child care, by
improving Soldier and Family housing, and by
providing Soldiers and Families a quality of life
that is commensurate with their service.
While the commitment remains strong, the
Army has had to reduce the amount of money
needed to ensure these programs continue.
“We have less money than we had last year.
But I’m convinced we can still achieve our goals,”
Lynch said.
“We have to ask ourselves, ‘are we doing the
right thing,’ but also, ‘are we doing things right?’
If things about a program make no sense, we need
your support to change,” Lynch said.
During the past 26 years since AFAP initiated
its frst conference, Family members have never
had a problem with both speaking up about the
quality of programs and helping senior leaders
fnd appropriate solutions.
The four stars on the shoulders of Gen.
Peter W. Chiarelli, Army vice chief of staff,
weren’t enough to intimidate the audience of
AFAP delegates. Immediately following a brief
presentation on PTSD, the delegates used his
Q&A period to begin addressing AFAP issues.
One Army spouse asked about Reserve and
National Guard being able to attend the Strong
Bonds program. She said her husband wasn’t
able to schedule a class because his commander
wouldn’t allow him to miss his work assignment.
Chiarelli called up Chaplain (Maj. Gen.)
Douglas L. Carver, the Army’s chief of chaplains
and Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Strom to help provide
information. Tis issue is one of the many to be
discussed at the GOSC (General Ofcer Steering
Committee) meeting on Tuesday.
Kellie Hanson from Fort Hood, Texas asked
why the rest of the Army can’t do what Ft. Hood
has been able to do, to resounding applause.
Gen. Lynch, when he was the commanding
general at Ft. Hood, directed his Soldiers to leave
work at 6 p.m. in order to be home for dinner
with the Family. He also stipulated Soldiers must
leave work at 3 p.m. on Tursdays and cannot
work weekends unless he personally OKs it.
Ft. Leavenworth, said Chiarelli, has a
similar program. Gen. Chiarelli told Hanson
he has asked his commanders to review the
good things happening at Forts Hood and
Leavenworth to see if they could implement
these programs in their units, as long as each
garrison commander can arrive at a solution
that meets their unique needs.
Another woman asked Gen. Chiarelli whether
her brother, a veteran and in need of behavioral
health treatment, could do anything about
speeding up his access to care at the Veterans
Administration Medical Center. Te general
asked her to speak in depth with him at Monday
evening’s reception.
Since the delegates had 82 issues before
them, with the mission to pare them to the
top 16 by Wednesday and arrive at the top fve
issues for presentation to Army senior leaders
by Friday, Gen. Chiarelli thanked everyone for
their questions and suggested they break into
working groups.
“Tis is how we get at all these issues facing
our Families so thank you very, very much,”
Lynch said.
With Gen. Rick Lynch and his wife, Sarah, listening, Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Army vice chief of staff,
speaks about the health of Soldiers and their Families during this global war on terrorism.
Mullen voices concern with military suicide rate
By Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON — Suicide is a growing
problem in the military community, and its
leaders must be committed to reversing that
trend, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staf said.
In an address to an audience of more than
1,000 military and other government agency
health-care workers and ofcials gathered for
the 2nd Annual Suicide Prevention Conference
sponsored by the Defense and Veterans Afairs
departments, Mullen and his wife, Deborah,
shared their thoughts and concerns on the
Mullen said that while he recognizes the
challenge the armed services have had in
combating suicide while waging wars in Iraq
Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deborah,
address audience members at the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs Suicide
Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 2010. – DoD photo by U.S. Navy
Petty Offcer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
and Afghanistan, it’s a challenge that can’t be
“Te subject of suicide is one of tremendous
difculty and challenge and understanding, and
there have been a lot of people who have worked
on this diligently for many, many years,” the
chairman said. “Certainly, ... with the rise in
the numbers in all the services since these wars,
[Defense Department ofcials have] started to
really look at the causes and get to a point where
we can prevent this and understand this.”
Despite a lack of a clear link between
repeated deployment cycles and Servicemember
suicides, the admiral urged the audience not to
count that factor out. “Dwell time” at home
between deployments over the next couple
of years, he said, will begin to increase for the
Marine Corps, but not for the Army. So health-
care professionals need to be mindful of that and
continue learning, he said.
“I know at this point in time, there does not
appear to be any scientifc correlation between
the number of deployments and those that
are at risk, but I’m just hard-pressed to believe
that’s not the case,” Mullen said. “I know we are
and hope to continue to look [at deployments]
frst to peel back the causes to get to the root
of this.”
Sustaining Marine Corps dwell time will
alleviate “a lot of pressure and stress,” the admiral
said. But the armed forces must carry on their
missions as the United States draws down forces
in Iraq and increases its military footprint in
Afghanistan, he added.
Te suicide rate in all four services was higher
than the national average, with 52 Marines
and 48 sailors taking their own lives in 2009,
according to the individual services’ annual
reports. As of November, 147 soldiers had fallen
to suicide. Te fnal 2009 fgures for the Army
are expected to be released tomorrow. Air Force
totals for 2009 also were not yet available.
Mullen stressed that in addition to the high
rate of suicides among the ground forces, the
increasing rate is evident among the entire
“As I look at the numbers for each service,
the rates have gone up per capita at about the
same rate over the past four or fve years for every
service,” he said. “Tis isn’t just a ground-force
Suicide is a growing problem that leaders have
to commit to, and experts who study suicide
prevention must help those leaders understand
the causes, Mullen said. Te military’s leaders
are eager to implement programs and better
prevention measures, he added.
Mullen advocated for better overall training
for Servicemembers, noting that the military
has a tendency to focus on training, whether it’s
feld or mental ftness, during the deployment-
readiness cycle. Training for troops and their
family members must start from the day they
swear in, he said.
“We have a tendency to cycle [training] to
get you ready before you deploy, but I would
argue that with where we are right now, we
have to have a continuum of readiness that
starts to educate families from Day One about
the challenges the lie ahead, the information
that is available [and] the networks that are out
there in these challenging times, so that we can
hopefully avoid crisis,” he said.
Suicide among military family members
also is a growing concern for the military.
Deborah Mullen said that although much
focus has been given to suicide prevention for
Servicemembers and assistance for survivors
of suicide victims, more must be done for the
families. Family members also need training to
build resilience and learn how to deal with the
stress of deployments, she said.
“Tere’s another side to this, and that’s family
members who’ve committed suicide,” she said.
“It’s our responsibility. Tese are our family
Families are under great stress, too, she said,
noting that watching their loved ones deploy
repeatedly can be equally as strenuous on families
at it is on the deploying Servicemembers.
“I think we need to realize that we have
families that are under such great stress,” the
chairman’s wife said. “Tis stress is only going
to continue. We need to be able to give tools to
family members who are left behind.
“I hope the families are something you
will look at as you work through these really
challenging problems,” she told the audience.
“We do have family members that we need to
be aware of, and we need to get our arms around
the number of suicide attempts and actual
suicides and the impact on the family.”
The conference began Jan. 11 to give
health-care professionals insight to each
organization’s programs and best practices
in suicide prevention. Nearly 100 veterans
who have experienced suicidal thoughts were
expected to share their stories of survival by the
time the conference ends tomorrow.
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2010 USFK National Prayer Breakfast
Te USFK Prayer Breakfast will be held at 6:30 a.m. on February 4 at Dragon Hill
Lodge. Te event is free and open to the Yongsan community. See your chaplain’s ofce
for tickets, donations will be accepted at the door.
Te keynote speaker is Lt. Gen. Robert L. “Van” Van Antwerp, U.S. Army Chief of
Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
Van Antwerp plans to speak about service and sacrifce, not at all uncommon amongst
military personnel and their families.
He serves as the senior military ofcer overseeing most of the Nation’s civil works
infrastructure and military construction. Te general took command of USACE after serving
as Commanding General, U.S. Army Accessions Command, responsible for recruiting and
training thousands of young patriots who represent the epitome of “Army Strong.”
Army Family Action Plan Conference
Alessandra Harris, AOS outreach manager, (left) explains benefits of the
website to Katherine Benson, volunteer-at-large with the North Dakota National
Guard. Also at the conference were representatives from: I. A.M. Strong, Better
Opportunities for Single Soldiers, The U.S. Army Traumatic Servicemember’s
Group Life Insurance, Army Retirement Services, The National Military Family
Association, Housing Services Offce, the American Red Cross and their Military
Hospital Outreach Program, Coping with Deployments, Veterans Affairs Voluntary
Service Program, Defense Centers of Excellence, AMVETS programs, and the
U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program. Contact a local Family Programs or Army
Community Service (ACS) offce to learn how to participate in AFAP as a volunteer,
sponsor, or vendor. – Photo by Rob McIlvaine, FMWRC Public Affairs
JANUARY 15, 2010


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 (Lt. Col.) Klon K. Kitchen, Jr.:
[email protected], 753-7274
Chaplain (Capt.) Anthony Flores:
[email protected],
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.) Billy Graham:
[email protected], 765-8991

Area III Worship Schedule Area I Worship Schedule Area IV Worship Schedule Area II Worship Schedule
Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact
Te Command Chaplain’s Ofce 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: for helpful links and information.
Protestant Services
Collective Sunday 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital
Sunday 1030 K-16 Chapel
Liturgical Sunday 0800 Memorial Chapel
Contemporary Sunday 0930 South Post Chapel
Sunday 1100 Hanam Village Chapel
Sunday 1100 South Post Chapel
Gospel Sunday 1230 South Post Chapel
Mision Pentecostal Hispana
Sunday 1430 South Post Chapel
Korean Sunday 0910 Hannam Village Chapel
United Pentecostal
Sunday 1330 Memorial Chapel
KATUSA Tuesday 1830 Memorial Chapel
Seventh-Day Adventist
Saturday 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital
Early Morning Service
(Korean) Mon-Sat 0510 South Post Chapel
Episcopal Sunday 1000 Memorial Chapel
Catholic Services
Catholic Mass Saturday 1700 Memorial Chapel
Sunday 0800 South Post Chapel
Sunday 1130 Memorial Chapel
Mon/Wed/Thur/Fri 1145 Memorial Chapel
1st Sat. 0900 Memorial Chapel
Friday 1830 South Post Chapel

Protestant Services
Sunday 1100 Freedom Chapel
1100 Suwon Air Base Chapel

Gospel 1300 Freedom Chapel
Church of Christ 1700 Bldg. 558, Room 206
Contemporary 1700 Freedom Chapel
Tuesday 1900 Freedom Chapel
Wednesday 1930 Freedom Chapel
Catholic Services
Daily 1145 Annex 2 Chapel
Sunday 0900 Freedom Chapel
1500 Suwon Air Base Chapel
Every 2nd Friday 1830 Annex 2 Chapel
Protestant Services
Collective Protestant
Sunday 1000 Camp Carroll
1030 Camp Walker
Church of Christ 1700 Camp Walker
Gospel 1215 Camp Walker

Wednesday 1900 Camp Carroll
Friday 1900 Camp Walker
Tuesday 1900 Camp Carroll
Wednesday 1830 Camp Walker
Catholic Services
Sunday 0900 Camp Walker
1145 Camp Carroll
Saturday 1700 Camp Walker
Protestant Services
Sunday 1000 Stone Chapel
Sunday 1000 Stanley Chapel
Sunday 1000 West Casey Chapel
Sunday 1100 Warrior Chapel
Sunday 1100 Crusader Chapel
Sunday 1100 Hovey Chapel
Sunday 1100 Casey Memorial Chapel
1230 Camp Stanley Chapel
Sunday 1230 CRC Warrior Chapel
Sunday 1900 CRC Warrior Chapel
Tuesday 1900 Camp Stanley Chapel
Tuesday 1800 Camp Castle Chapel
Tuesday 1830 Casey Memorial Chapel
Tuesday 1830 Camp Hovey Chapel
Catholic Services/Mass

Sunday 1130 Camp Stanley Chapel
Sunday 0900 CRC Warrior Chapel
Sunday 1200 West Casey Chapel
Sunday 0930 Camp Hovey Chapel

Friday 1830 West Casey Chapel
CAMP CARROLL — Te sixth Annual Camp Carroll English Camp ran Jan. 11 –
15, with a total of 50 students from middle schools in Chilgok County in attendance. Te
English Camp has provided students the opportunity to learn English, while experiencing
American culture on a U.S. Army installation. Soldiers from 2-1 ADA, 501st Sustainment
Brigade and U.S Army Garrison Daegu volunteered as instructors for the program.
Students from Daegu American School also participated, helping Korean students become
familiar with American culture through conversation and sharing.
“Te purpose of the English Camp is to foster good neighbor relationships between the
communities of Waegwan and U.S. Army Garrison, Camp. It is also intended to give Korean
students a chance to experience American culture and just have fun,” said Guy Taylor, USAG
Daegu DPTMS Plan Specialist, who also helped in organizing this program.
Te fve-day camp was flled with various activities for students, many of whom were shy
at frst, and were hesitant to use their English speaking skills. However, as time progressed,
students found their confdence, and began talking not only amongst themselves, but to
their American hosts and instructors.
According to English camp ofcials, the program can be deemed a success. A highlight of
the camp was when the students got a chance to participate in simulated rife shooting at
the Engagement Skills Trainer training facility. From observing how Americans live, and
how they use their leisure, to touring the American military installation and experiencing
American food, the Korean students defnitely found the camp and the experience
worthwhile, they reported.
“At frst I didn’t really expect much. However now I think I’ve made a great decision. I
learned a lot from this experience especially in a fun way,” said Shin, Young-jae, a local
student who participated in the English Camp program.
Chilgok local students have fun with Soldiers
Story and photos by Sgt. Lee, Dodam
USAG Daegu Public Affairs
FMWRC “truly has the right person at the right time”
By Rob McIlvaine
FMWRC Public Affairs
“I’m humbled to be in your presence. You
are exactly what our Army needs,” Lt. Gen.
Rick Lynch told the newly promoted Maj. Gen.
Reuben Jones at a ceremony in Ft. Belvoir’s
Wood Teater on Jan. 6, surrounded by his
Family, friends and close mentors, many of
whom traveled great distances to be with the
new two-star general.
Lt. Gen. Lynch, the Commanding General
of the U.S. Army Installation Management
Command, spoke at great length on the
importance of having a Family man lead
“The legacy of FMWRC will continue
because we’re promoting this magnifcent man
to Major General. But it’s not the rank of a man,
it’s the people he touches every day in his position
and those people who touch him – his Family,”
Lynch said.
He thanked Maj. Gen. Jones’ parents, Alice
and Louis, for giving him his passion and he
thanked his wife, Linda, for supporting him
during days with challenges that sometimes seem
Te “Attention to Orders” perhaps said it
Te President of the United States has reposed
special trust and confdence in the patriotism, valor,
fdelity and abilities of Reuben D. Jones. In view of
these qualities, and his demonstrated potential for
increased responsibility, he is, therefore promoted
in the United States Army from Brigadier General
to Major General, by order of the Secretary of the
Following the reading of this letter signed
by Gen. George W. Casey, Jr, U.S. Army chief
of staf, Jones’ wife and mother pinned the two-
star rank on the general’s Army service uniform
Proudly, the general’s father, Louis, and
mother-in-law, Isabel Butler, removed the one-
star epaulettes, followed by Tifany Ruiz and
Reuben, his daughter and son, who afxed the
Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, IMCOM commanding offcer, administers the Military Offcer’s Oath to Maj. Gen. Reuben D. Jones. Prior to reporting to the Family and
Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command, Maj. Gen. Jones served as the Adjutant General of the U.S. Army. — Photo by Eduardo Alejandro, FMWRC)
two-star epaulettes on his Army service uniform
shirt. Walking up to present the beret afxed
with the Maj. Gen. ofcer rank to the newly
promoted Jones were his grandchildren Rafael,
6, and Isabela Alicia, 4.
Since graduating from Jackson State University
in 1978 and his commissioning through the
Army ROTC program, Maj. Gen. Jones has
commanded Soldiers across the world, from
South Carolina, Indiana, Maryland and Virginia
to Germany and Korea.
Prior to reporting to the Family and Morale,
Welfare and Recreation Command, Maj.
Gen. Jones served as the Adjutant General of
the U.S. Army, Commanding General, U.S.
Army Physical Disability Agency and Executive
Director, Military Postal Service Agency,
Alexandria, Va.
The phrase ‘right place, right time, right
person’ has been used to describe those individuals
who exemplify the best and the brightest,
and according to Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch during
yesterday’s promotion ceremony, this phrase truly
applies to Maj. Gen. Reuben Jones.
During these almost nine years of persistent
confict in two theaters with Families feeling the
cumulative efects, Maj. Gen. Reuben D. Jones,
one of the Army’s newest two star Generals, is
at the helm ensuring the needs of Soldiers and
Families are being met.
Tiffany Ruiz and Reuben II, the children of Maj. Gen. Reuben Jones, affxed the two-star epaulets on the general’s Army service uniform shirt. The general’s father, Louis, and mother-in-law, Isabel Butler, had removed
the one-star epaulets. Maj. Gen. Jones has commanded Soldiers across the world, from South Carolina, Indiana, Maryland and Virginia to Germany and Korea. — Photo by Rob McIlvaine
★ Enhanced Quality of CYS Programs
★ Eliminated CYS registration fees
★ Increased Respite Child Care
★ Improved Medical Care
★ Created Army OneSource website to provide support for
geographically dispersed youth
★ Created tools to help fund off-post housing during transition and/or
separation periods
★ Established improved Deployment Cycle Support
★ Increased construction of new CYS facilities
★ Mitigates effects of deployment on children

JANUARY 15, 2010
2nd CAB kicks off series of Offcer Professional Development classes
By Capt. Marco Rosa
4-2 Aviation Battalion
2nd Combat Aviation Brigade recently
hosted the 2nd Infantry Division leadership
during a day-long session of briefngs and
hands-on familiarization with aircraft from
the brigade here.
Commanding General Maj. Gen.
Michael S. Tucker, the division chief of
staf, brigade and battalion commanders,
executive ofcers and operations ofcers
participated in the event.
The event was the first in a series
of 2 ID directed Officer Professional
Development classes. Te intent was to
give leaders frst-hand experience on the
capabilities of 2nd CAB aircraft thereby
enhancing the successful execution of their
mission in support of the ground maneuver
commander and to understand how to
employ aircraft best.
Te day started with briefngs at the
Regimental Mess in Tommy Ds and,
following an introduction from Col. Joseph
Bassani, the 2nd CAB commander, Tucker
spoke about his experiences in Afghanistan
especially his employment of attack assets.
“Te weapon of choice was the A-10
Tunderbolt and the reason was the gun,”
Tucker said. “But if I had the choice and all
hell breaks loose, I would want an Apache
because of its versatility. Te Apache is very
good in the battlefeld and will continue to
be for a very long time. As commanders,
we need to know what it can do for as in
the battlefeld.”
Next, Chief Warrant Ofcer 5 Warren
Aylworth, the 2nd CAB Master Gunner,
discussed the AH-64 Apache’s characteristics,
capabilities and lethality. He also talked
about Air-Ground Integration, refreshing
leaders on the proper employment of attack
Other briefngs included Black Hawk
and Chinook capabilities in the Assault and
the General Support Aviation Battalions.
After the briefngs, the OPD moved to
the hangar where the 2 ID leadership was
ftted for Aviation Life Support Equipment
and the Integrated Helmet and Display
Sight System or IHADSS. The leaders
received an Apache cockpit orientation in
preparation for a Longbow formation fight
they would make. A last-minute change in
weather conditions postponed the multi-
ship fight.
Te purpose of the familiarization fights
was to give commanders an appreciation
for the Apache Longbow. While the
senior leaders did not take of and fy, the
Standardization Pilots demonstrated some
of the aircraft’s capabilities.
As the exercise concluded Maj. Romeo
Macalintal, 4-2 Aviation Battalion executive
ofcer summed it up.
“Tis inaugural 2 ID OPD will set the
conditions for future combined arms level
exercises that will demonstrate properly
employed Army Aviation assets,” he said.
Capt. Scott Dunkle (center), Alpha Company commander, 4-2 Aviation Battalion gives a cockpit orientation and safety brief to Col. Steven Sliwa
(right), 210th Fires Brigade commander, 2nd Infantry Division, as Chief Warrant Offcer 4 Doug Golden (left), 4-2 Avn Bn. Master Gunner, prepares
for an Apache familiarization fight. A last-minute change in weather conditions postponed the multi-ship fight. —Courtesy photo
Soldiers assigned to 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade trained on the High Mobility Multipurpose
Wheeled Vehicle Egress Assistance Trainer (HEAT) on Jan. 8. HEAT training is designed
to provide Soldiers with the ability to handle emergency situations on the battlefeld when
HMMWVs roll over. —U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Ju-ho Ma
Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Sgt. Kim, Hyun-ki, a medic with Headquarters and
Headquarters Company, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, gets out of the rolled-over High
Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle trainer during the HMMWV Egress Assistance
training. Through several procedures, Soldiers performed battle drills that help them drive
safely in combat and escape from rolled-over HMMWVs in an emergency situation.
Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, 2nd Infantry Division commander, checks out the Helmet Display
Unit on his Apache helmet prior to his cockpit orientation. Members of the 2 ID staff received an
Apache cockpit orientation. —Courtesy photo
HEAT trainer teaches Soldiers survival skills
New s & Not es
Korea-wide Invitational
Basketball tournament
USAG-Humphreys is hosting a Korea-wide
Basketball tournament Jan. 16 – 18 in the
Super Gym. For game times, call 753-8031.
USAG-Humphreys Equal Opportunity
sponsors a “Walk to Remember”
The USAG-Humphreys Equal Opportunity
invites all community members to come out Jan.
18 and participate in “A Walk to Remember” in
observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
holiday. The walk begins at Independence Park
at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call Master
Sgt. Harris at 753-8078 or 010-5059-0659.
Employment Readiness Program update
Humphreys’ Employment Readiness program
is offering a Resumix preparation class Jan.
20 starting at 9 a.m. in the Family Readiness
Center. Stop by and receive hands-on training
about the Resumix online application system
and how to search for federal jobs. For more
information, call 753-8321.
Teen Dance
All Middle Schoolers are invited to enjoy an
evening of dancing, games, food and prizes
Jan. 23 at the Teen Dance. The dance starts at
6:30 p.m. at the Youth Center. Call 753-8507 or
753-5614 for more information.
Visual Information Support Center update
Department of the Army Photos for the Sergeant
First Class Centralized Promotion Board need
to be submitted by Jan. 22. To schedule an
appointment to take a DA Photo, log on the
Visual Information ordering site at https://www. or call 753-8010 for more
information. The VISC Photo Studio will be
closed for renovations Jan. 26 – 29. For more
information, call 753-8036.
Community Town Hall meeting
The Community Activity Center is hosting the
Humphreys’ Town Hall meeting Jan. 26 starting
at 6 p.m. Come out to address leaders in the
community with questions, comments and
concerns. For more information, call 753-
Newcomers Orientation
USAG-Humphreys Army Community Service
is hosting a Newcomers orientation Jan. 26
starting at 8 a.m. in the ACS building, 311.
This brief is an opportunity to learn about
the Humphreys community and receive vital
information from agencies on post. Call
753-8401, 753-8804 or 753-8318 for more
Parent to Parent Surge training
The Military Child Education Coalition is
sponsoring Parent to Parent Surge training Feb.
2 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Super Gym. The
break out session topics will be: Organization,
Communication and Involvement: Keys to
Success in Elementary School (for parents of
kindergarten - sixth grade); Chart Your Course
for Success in High School and Beyond (for
parents and students seventh - twelfth grade)
and Preparing for the Journey: Give Your Child
a Head Start on the Road to Academic Success
(for parents of children birth through age 5). To
RSVP for the event, contact Joseph Jacks at
753-8274 or [email protected].
Directorate of Public Works update
The next Real Property Planning Board is
scheduled for March 2010 at a date to be
determined. This is a project call to submit
Soldier’s, Family Member’s and Civilian’s
quality projects to go before the board for
approval and funding. Requests should be
forwarded to the Directorate of Public Works
on a Facility Engineer Work Request DA Form
4283. For more information, call 753-6070.
The secret to successful weight loss? No excuses!
By Dave Elger
Area III Health Promotion Coordinator
you were thinner? Guess what - wishing
for it and making it happen are mutually
exclusive, but then you probably already
knew that. If you want to lose weight but
just can’t seem to get started with diet or
regular exercise, there might be comfort in
knowing that you are not alone. It’s an all
too common problem.
What if I told you that the secret for
successful weight loss is so simple you’ll be
surprised that you never thought of it? What
if I told you that people who successfully
lose weight and keep it of are not much
diferent from you? Tere is a way to drop
those excess pounds without spending lots
of money or starving yourself. Te big secret
is’s called no excuses!
People who fail at weight loss always seem
to come up with a legitimate excuse. Tere
is no day care (just yesterday I observed a
young mother doing laps on the Super Gym
indoor track with a baby stroller), no time (a
simple matter of changing priorities), poor
food selections (the commissary is open six
days a week), bad knees (that’s what non-
weight bearing exercise like swimming,
cycling, and elliptical workouts are for), and
the list goes on.
USAG-Humphreys Health Promotion
Ofce and Family and Moral, Welfare and
Recreation are now offering some new
services that will assist you to get on the
right track.
Te Biggest Loser Weight Loss Challenge,
weekly weight loss support group meetings,
individual weight loss guidance and unit-
level weight loss classes are now available.
Te ftness facilities on USAG-Humphreys
are among the best you’ll find on any
military installation. Coming soon is a new
Civilian Fitness Program for Department of
the Army Civilians.
Bad habits are tough to break but not
impossible to break. You can succeed, but
not before you have completely exhausted
your list of excuses.
For information on the many weight loss
options now available to you on Humphreys,
contact the Health Promotion office at
753-3253. Also visit the USAG-Humphreys
Weight Loss Challenge on Facebook.
USAG-Humphreys offers services for those
wanting to lose weight. — Courtesy graphic
Bain family: Great vacation to the Land Down Under and beyond
Travelogue by Thomas Bain
Editor’s note: Tis is part one of a three-
part series.
recently took a trip to Australia and New
Zealand. It is summertime in the Southern
Hemisphere, so this was a welcome break
from the frigid temperatures of South
This was an amazing trip on many
accounts: scenery, friendly people, great
accommodations, and relaxing atmosphere.
Te cost is a little more expensive than other
regional vacations, but the experience is
worth it. I will try and relay the experience
to you so that you can make an informed
decision whether or not to visit these
southern-island nations.
Our first week was spent touring
Australia. We visited Sydney, Uluru, and
Caloundra to get a sampling of the region.
Te December temperatures were around
80 degrees Fahrenheit along the coast and
over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the center
of the continent.
We spent the first couple of days in
Sydney taking in the sights of the city. Te
Sydney Aquarium is a fantastic place to see
the various species of fsh and creatures that
inhabit the waters around Australia. Te
manatees and bright corals were memorable
parts of that visit. We purchased our tickets
online before leaving Korea and were able
to bypass the long line to get in upon arrival
at the Aquarium. I recommend the combo
ticket with the Sydney Tower to save a
few dollars, this was also available online.
We ate lunch at the Aquarium food court
before moving on to our next destination.
Te food court had a number of Australian
staples such as meat pies, fsh and chips and
Turkish sandwiches.
After lunch we went to Sydney Tower,
which is within walking distance of the
Aquarium. Te tower is over 1000 feet tall
and ofers a grand view of the city, Sydney
Harbor and surrounding countryside. We
tried the stationary ride attraction known
as OzTrek which takes you on a video tour
of Australia complete with bumps and leans
as your seat gyrates with the video. After the
video presentation we made our way up to
the observation deck where we could see the
entire city and surrounding areas. Tis is a
great picture opportunity, so don’t forget
your camera.
After the tower, we walked to the city
center and harbor. We walked around the
Sydney Opera House and viewed the Sydney
Harbor Bridge from the shore. Te city has
a number of botanical gardens to see as you
stroll along. It is a very clean and picturesque
area to visit and enjoy.
We retired back to our hotel in Sydney’s
World Square, considered the melting pot
of Sydney as many cultures have shops and
restaurants here. Tere are many restaurants
there featuring menus from Greek to Korean
and more. Making decisions where to eat
was difcult as it all looked very good.
Te following day the local tour company
picked us up at our hotel and we began a day
trip to the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.
Our frst stop was to a small game park
where the kids were able to pet Koalas and
Wallabies. Tey could also view Dingoes,
Wombats, and birds and lizards of all shapes
and sizes. It was an enjoyable experience and
good introduction to Australia’s wildlife.
Our next stop was the Blue Mountains,
which get their name from the bluish tint in
the air created by the oil from the millions
of nearby gum trees, and Jamison Valley.
Te spectacular view of the Jamison Valley
is breathtaking. Tis valley is Australia’s
green version of our Grand Canyon. Te
sides of the valley drop away for hundreds
of feet before merging into the lush forest
below. The splendor of the vistas from
various locations makes each stop a chance
to wonder at the beauty of nature.
After the Blue Mountains, our bus
took us to the Olympic Park, site of the
2000 Summer Olympics. We toured the
park briefy and then took a ferry back to
Sydney Harbor. Te view of the Sydney
Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera
House from the ferry boat were great photo
opportunities, though they warn you to keep
your electronic and video equipment out of
the sea spray. From the harbor we caught a
subway back to our hotel, the end of another
fun day. Next week–a visit to Ayers Rock.
One of the places the Bains visited during their vacation Down Under was the Sydney Opera
House. — U.S. Army photo by Thomas Bain
JANUARY 15, 2010
Frigid air and water doesn’t deter 175 Polar Bear swimmers
By Lori Yerdon
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs
conditions were just right for Humphreys’
second-annual Polar Bear swim here
Saturday – 31 degree Fahrenheit water, 25
degree Fahrenheit outdoor temperature and
more than 175 people anxious to plunge
into the frigid water at Splish and Splash
Water Park.
Soldiers from mission units assigned to
U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, Family
Members, Civilians, Retirees and Soldiers
from as far away as Camp Casey participated
in this Family and Morale, Welfare and
Recreation-sponsored event.
Before they could swim in the icy water
the swimmers, clad only in their bathing
suits, had to wait in the cold to acclimate
themselves. One swimmer rubbed snow
on himself while others did jumping jacks
and pushups, trying to keep their blood
pumping before the start of the event.
Before the swim started, Walter Cade,
the Alaska Mining Company’s business
manager, dumped a container full of ice
into the already-freezing water in an efort
to motivate the swimmers.
It worked: applause broke out and
participants cheered. Then the moment
they’d all been waiting for arrived…someone
struck a gong signaling the beginning of
the swim and the group plunged into the
“Holy cow, man its cold” and a few
other phrases were shouted as the swimmers
entered the water.
Some swimmers made a beeline across
the pool, anxious to get out, while others
chose to swim around in the deep end
before going from the 31-degree water to
the 25-degree air.
“Te water wasn’t too bad,” said Chief
Warrant Ofcer 4 Pat Nager, of 4-2 Aviation
Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade.
“I felt cold when I got out and stood in the
snow…there was ice on my body.”
Fire and Emergency crews and lifeguards
monitored the swimmers during the event;
heaters and hot chocolate were on hand
to help warm up them when they fnished
their swim.
“It was a lot colder than I thought,” said
1st Lt. Jamie Almada, assigned to 348th
Quartermaster, 194th Combat Sustainment
Support Battalion. “But I’d consider doing
something like this again. It was great.”
FMWR awarded swimmers a Polar Bear
Swim sweatshirt for completing the event.
“Last year we only had about 70 folks
participate in our frst Polar Bear swim,”
said Mike Mooney, Humphreys’ FMWR
Marketing Chief. “Tis year we had a lot
more and we’re very pleased. We can’t wait
to do it again next year.”
Over 175 USAG-Humphreys Community Members turned out for the second annual Polar Bear Swim at Splish & Splash Water Park. The water
temperature was 31-degrees but that didn’t deter the swimmers. —U.S. Army photo by Lori Yerdon
Make the 2009 Tax Season a proftable one; you may be eligible for credits and tax breaks
By Capt. James S. Kim
USAG-Humphreys and Area III Consolidated
Legal Center
again it’s that time of the year—time to
fle your income taxes. Filing taxes can be
an extremely arduous process, or it can be
a fairly pleasant and simple experience,
depending on how informed you are.
Te few minutes that it takes you to read
this article may boost your tax return by a
few hundred to several thousand dollars.
State Taxes
For those of us who are not domiciled in
one of the states with no income tax, take
comfort in the fact that most of the other
states have special tax breaks for military
personnel and military Retirees. New
Hampshire and Tennessee limit their state
tax to dividends and interest income only.
Sixteen other states also have special tax
breaks for military personnel. For example,
Arkansas allows up to $6,000 of your
military pay or allowance to be excluded
while Maryland allows up to $15,000 of
your military income to be excluded if
earned overseas. To learn whether your state
has a special tax break, call or visit your local
tax center.
American Opportunity Tax credit
If you have a qualifed student in the
family, you may be eligible for this new
tax credit. Tis new education credit acts
as a modifed hope credit. Te American
Opportunity Tax credit is a per student
credit equal to 100 percent of the first
$2,000 qualifed expenses, plus 25 percent
of the next $2,000 for a maximum of
$2,500. To put it simply, you will be able to
take advantage of this credit up to $2,500
per student. If you qualifed for the Hope
Scholarship credit or the Lifetime Learning
credit last tax year, you will qualify for the
American Opportunity Tax credit this year.
If you have a student in the family, be sure
to ask your tax preparer about this new tax
credit which can aford you a credit of up
to $2,500.
Adoption credit
With every good deed comes an
appropriate tax break. Tis holds especially
true for those who have adopted a child
in 2009. For those who have adopted a
qualifying child (under 18 or physically
or mentally disabled), you can take up
to a $12,150 credit for expenses. Tese
expenses must be reasonable and necessary
fees, court costs, attorney fees and travel
expenses. For foreign adoptions, this credit
is only available once the adoption process
is complete. Unfortunately, this credit is
not available for step-parent adoptions or
surrogate services.
First-Time Homebuyer credit
If you are a frst-time homebuyer and
purchased your home between Jan. 1, 2009
and April 30, 2010, you may be eligible for
this credit. Te credit amount is 10 percent
of the purchase price up to a maximum of
$8,000 for married or single individuals.
There is no repayment requirement for
military, foreign service or intelligence
service personnel.
If you did not purchase your first
home this past year, don’t fret. Since we
are stationed outside of the Continental
United States, military members and certain
federal employees have an extra year to buy
a principal residence in the U.S. and still
qualify for the credit. Terefore, once you
return to the United States on permanent
change of station orders and decide to
purchase your frst home, you have until
April 30, 2011 to buy or enter into a binding
contract. You will then have until June 30,
2011 to close on the purchase.
Military Spouses Residency Relief
Tis past November, a new law was passed
which benefts spouses of servicemembers.
Under this new law, spouses of military
personnel who move because their spouse
is on military orders will be treated the
same as the servicemember for residency
purposes. For example, if the servicemember
and spouse are both residents of Texas, they
both pay no state taxes.
Prior to this law, when the service
member gets PCS orders to move to
a state that has state income taxes, the
servicemember is still a resident of Texas
while the spouse is required to pay state taxes
in the new state.
Under the Military Spouses Residency
Relief Act, the spouse will be able to claim
Texas as his or her state of residence and not
be required to pay state taxes. If you think
that you or your spouse may qualify under
this new act, make sure to bring it to your
tax preparer’s attention.
The USAG-Humphreys Tax Center
will open its doors on Feb. 1 and provide
free tax assistance and electronic fling for
all military, dependents and Department
of Defense civilian personnel. Te center
is located at building S-751; the hours of
operations are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
to Wednesday and Friday and 1 – 4 p.m.
on Tursday. For locations and hours of
other tax centers, contact your local legal
assistance ofce.
If you have any questions or would
like more information, contact your legal
assistance ofce or local tax center. If you are
located in Area III or USAG-Humphreys,
call 753-6245, stop by building S-734, or
starting Feb.1, building S-751.
JANUARY 15, 2010
ROK security guards provide support to USAG Daegu
Braving the wintery elements, Young-sil Lee, one of 16 female USAG Daegu Area IV security guards, checks for appropriate identifcation as
a vehicle enters a U.S. Government military installation. — U.S. Army photo by Kang, Hye-jin
common sight to anyone seeking to enter
any U.S. military installation throughout the
Korean peninsula. It is impossible to drive or
walk through a gate without being met by
them. Tey are the Korean security guards.
We can see them whether entering or
exiting an installation. Donned in uniforms
similar to those of Republic of Korea (ROK)
military personnel, they are a support force
whose duties play an integral role in the safety
and security of Area IV communities.
Dispersed throughout Korea since 2006,
these valuable assets provide security support
to Area IV locations which include Waegwan,
Kunsan, Busan, and Pohang.
Te security guards work as an outsourcing
type. Tough their ofce is located on USAG
Daegu, Camp Henry, they belong to Joeun
System, a security frm based in Daegu city.
With more than 200 guards assigned to
support the needs of USAG Daegu, a large
portion of the guard staf is positioned at
Camps Henry, Walker, and George. A guard
commander and supervisor are included in
this. More than 15 females are currently
assigned to the security guard detail.
According to Hyun-cheol Kim, the Area
IV Security Guard commander, “To be a
security guard, an individual must be able
to successfully complete all the required
training. Tat training consists of a test that
challenges their physical abilities, and a test
that examines their weapons’ skill.
“I think something that is important to
becoming a security guard, is the ability to
use such electronic equipment as scanners.
Very important, and probably the most
important of all, is their ability to efectively
communicate in English,” he said.
Kim said that once a potential security
By Kang, Hye-jin
USAG Daegu Public Affairs Intern
guard candidate has successfully passed the
necessary training requirements, they can
work as a security guard.
Te guard commander added, “After they
have completed their necessary training, the
guard then is required to receive additional
training about twice a year. Each guard
is responsible for his area of duty. Tey
realize the importance of their work, and are
dedicated to the USAG Daegu mission.”
Expressing his viewpoint, Kang Lee, Area
IV supervisor for the security ofce said,
“Regardless of the weather conditions, the
security guards are present and on top of their
responsibilities. Te working conditions are
not always ideal because you are challenged by
Make sure you know what you’re getting in your lease
By Capt. Mitchell Herniak
Chief of Client Services
there have been several instances of disputes
between Soldiers and landlords at of-post
housing. Te disputes include the failure of
the landlord to provide services expressly
included in the lease such as appliances
and water. In this same case, the landlord
stopped paying all utilities and the lessees
were without electricity.
Other disputes include oral agreements
such as a promise that an established
satellite can receive a signal for AFN. Many
times oral promises are made prior to the
signing of the lease, erroneously leading
the Soldier to believe that they will receive
the desired service. Only later do Soldiers
learn that the landlord is unable to provide
the requested service. Such was the case of
one Soldier who was told he could receive
AFN on an existing satellite only to learn
he would be required to install a pole at the
cost of 500,000 won in order to receive the
proper signal.
Renting of-post can be a very enjoyable
experience, but there are a few things you
should keep in mind prior to signing a
lease. Make sure that all terms of the lease
are properly translated to you. Tere is
a language barrier between Soldiers and
Korean civilians, but the lease signing
should occur in the housing ofce. If you
feel you do not understand something,
make sure the representative from the
housing ofce stops and explains to you
several times if necessary.
If a landlord makes an oral agreement
f or a par t i cul ar provi s i on, ens ure
that the provision is included in the
written agreement. Although it may be
uncomfortable to imply that you do not
trust an oral promise, if the promise is not
in writing, there will be little recourse if the
promise is not honored.
Ensure that all utilities and services are
in place prior to signing the agreement.
For instance, if the landlord promises a
refrigerator or running water, do not sign
a lease until you see those items in place.
Also, if you require a particular service
such as access to AFN, ask for proof that
the service will be available. For example,
to access AFN ensure that a satellite exists
or can be installed pointing in the correct
Finally, make sure you know the proper
point of contact for disputes prior to
signing the lease. Will you be dealing with
the landlord directly? Will you be dealing
with the realtor? Will you be dealing with
the housing ofce? Clarity on this piece of
information is important so that proper
accountability can be held in the event of
a dispute.
Living of-post can be a very enjoyable
experience. Remember, you have the right
to be informed prior to renting. Begin your
search early. Take your time. Do not be
rushed into signing a lease. Demand that
all terms be included in the contract. Taking
these simple steps can help make your time
in Korea more enjoyable.

EEO Recruiting Individuals to serve on
Special Emphasis Program Committee
Te USAG Daegu/Area IV Equal
Opportunity Office is currentl y
recruiting highl y motivated and
committed individuals to serve on
its Special Emphasis Program (SEP)
Committee, in a collateral duty capacity.
Te SEP Committee is a working group
that is representative of the work force
in regards to organization, occupation,
grades and ethnic diversity.
According to Adriano Vasquez,
USAG Daegu Equal Employment
Opportunity Director, the committee
will be established by appropriate order
and or regulation. “The committee,
which is established per Department
of Defense (DoD) Directive 1440.1,
monitors, develops and implements
affirmative action programs that
are capable of achieving a civilian
workforce in which the representation
of minorities, women and people with
disabilities at all grade levels, in every
occupational series, and in every major
By Mary Grimes
USAG Daegu Public Affairs
organizational element is commensurate
with the representation specified in
EEOC and OPM guidance.”
Outlining some of the responsibilities
of the SEP Committee, Vasquez said,
“SEP committee members participate
in committee meetings, and ensure
the SEP mission, vision and goals are
implemented in an expeditious and
effective manner. Important to note
is that the member serves as a liaison
between management and employees
– keeping each informed of all SEP
The EEO Director stated that
supervisors of appointed SEP committee
members will ensure the individual is
allotted reasonable time to perform
collateral duty requirements, must
have one year remaining in their
overseas assignment after completion
of the required training, and must
possess exceptional verbal and written
communication and analytical skills.
Individuals seeking more information
regarding this recruitment action should
contact the USAG Daegu EEO ofce at
768-7174, for more details.
nature and the elements. Our security guards
are dedicated. Tey realize the job they have to
do and the support that they provide to all of
the USAG Daegu and Area IV communities,
and they are proud to do so.”
News & Notes
Cervical Health
Awareness Month
January is Cervical Health Awareness
Month. Take action and protect yourself
this New Year. Get your pap test
regularly and vaccinate early against
HPV for girls and women ages 9-26.
Let’s put an end to the nearly 4,000
American women and 1,000 Korean
women that die from this disease each
year. For more information, please call
Force Health Protection and preventive
medicine 65th Medical Brigade at 764-
USAG Daegu CYSS Baseball
Register your child Feb 1-26 at CYSS
Central Registry, Camp Walker building
257. CYSS Baseball is open to youth,
ages 3-15 yrs., $25 for children, ages
3-4 yrs. & $45 for youth, ages 5-15 yrs.
Discounts available for multiple children
and coaches! CYSS Baseball season
runs from March – June. For more
information, Call 764-4859.
Mommy & Me Work out
Don’t have a babysitter? Still need a
workout? You are responsible for your
own child. They must remain with you
in aerobics room. Children’s movies
will be provided. Bring your own toys.
Enjoy a full body workout for all ftness
levels! Please call to fnd out more at
STEP Cardio
Step Cardio is a low-impact, high
intensity class which will strengthen,
tone and improve your cardiovascular
ftness. Routines are easy to follow
and are choreographed to upbeat,
energetic music. Beginners are always
encouraged to join. A limited number
of steps are available. Water and
towel is recommended. It is held on
Tuesday – Thursday 6:30 p.m. For
more information, please call Darryl
Brown 765-8287.
Sweetheart Bowling Tournament
Sweetheart Bowling Tournament will
be held on Walker Bowling Center on
Feb. 14, 1:00 p.m. There are 1st Place -
Cash Prize (Based on the total number
of bowlers), 2nd Place - 2 Steak
Dinners at the Evergreen, 3rd Place
- 15 free games of bowling, team must
be a couple (male & female, husband
& wife, mother & son, etc). Entry fee is
$30 per team. Box of chocolates and a
rose for every team!
Power Yoga
Power Yoga is held at Sports & Fitness
Center, building 135 (Camp Carroll)
every Tue. & Thu. at 5: 30 p.m. Start
your yoga journey today and discover
the enjoyment that it can bring into your
life simply by practicing this ancient art
in the comfort of your home using easy
meditation exercises. Please bring
a towel and a water bottle. For more
information, please call 765-8287.
space heaters is a hot topic for United States
Army Garrison Daegu fre ofcials, as they
seek to educate Area IV Soldiers and family
members on the appropriate handling of
the heating units, as well as some of the
problems often associated with their use.
According to Andrew M. Allen, USAG
Daegu Deputy Fire Chief, it is during this
time of year when the fre department is
inundated with requests for space heater
approval. He said, “Te Fire Prevention
Office is not the approving authority
on space heaters. Individuals seeking
permission to use a space heater must
submit their request to the Department of
Public Works (DPW) for approval. What
the Fire Prevention Ofce can do, however,
is provide the community with information
regarding what type of heater is allowed,
and where it can be placed in relationship
to objects in the room.”
For personnel attempting to stave of
the bitter winter cold, space heaters have
long been a popular source of choice. With
heating equipment regarded as a leading
cause of home fires during winter, the
USAG Fire Prevention Ofce is not lax in
its eforts to reduce and/or eliminate the
possibility of injury or worse, due to misuse
Use of space heaters sparks need for guidance from Fire Department
By Mary Grimes
USAG Daegu Public Affairs
“USAG Daegu personnel are reminded that if a space heater is needed, contact
DPW for approval, and ensure you have the right equipment.”
Andrew M. Allen, USAG Daegu Deputy Fire Chief
of these handy devices.
Te Deputy Fire Chief said, “Space heaters
need to have at least 1 meter (3 feet) clearance
from anything that can burn, and placed on
level, hard ground out of normal pathways.
Portable space heaters must be turned of
each time you leave a room, and before going
to bed. Another thing that we must remind
USAG personnel of is that you never, ever
use your oven to heat your home.”
Allen said that there are guidelines
in place that are pertinent to the safety
and operational use of space heaters. For
starters, he said, “Space heaters must have
a tip over switch. Tis switch turns the
unit of if the unit is knocked over. Te
unit must also have overheat protection.
Tis basically shuts the unit of if it gets
too hot. Among other requirements, the
unit must have a guard around the heating
element, and last, but not least, space
heaters with timers are not allowed under
any circumstances.”
Pointing out other ways to possibly keep
warm during the winter season, Allen said,
“We want everyone to stay warm this winter,
but we want you to do it safely. Consider
wearing long johns or put on a sweater or
even an extra blanket. Tese things not only
add to your warmth, but can save some
energy dollars. One fnal thing, we want to
remind people of is that a space heater is
needed, get approval from DPW and ensure
you have the right equipment.”
Sales family epitomizes the volunteer spirit and kindness
CAMP HENRY — In spite of the
chilly weather, there is one Area IV family
whose volunteer spirit and kindness has
been able to melt the heart of an often
cold-hearted world.
Te family of Staf Sgt. Robert Sales,
Multimedia Visual Information NCOIC,
Camp Henry is a family of whom we all can
be proud. For close to 20 years, Sales has been
pitching in and helping those in need.
“People always have allowed me and my
wife to do what we love to do, and that is
helping people in their time of need,” Sales
said. “Being able to do this makes me want to
do the best job that I can do. We get so much
joy when we help others. I have so much, and
I just want to be able to give back to someone
else who might be less fortunate,”
Chief Warrant Offcer 2 Cristal Sales is pinned by her husband Robert, during a recent ceremony
in which she received her current rank. Her son Christian (far right), along with Lt. Col. Marion
Salters, G1, 19th ESC, looks on. The Sales family dedicates much of their spare time performing
volunteer work for those in need. — U.S. Army Photo by Gu, Youjin
Te multimedia NCOIC said that his
frst volunteer experience was in 1991 when
he fed the homeless at a local shelter. Tat
act of kindness would later lead Sales and his
wife, Cristal, to actively participate in various
volunteer programs like coaching football
and basketball, school mentoring programs,
Korean Student Association, Big brother &
sister programs, the booster club, and the
SAMC-Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.
Sales speaks humbly about the work of a
volunteer. He said, “Volunteer work must
come from the heart. If you really want to do
it, do it. Don’t do it for the wrong reasons.
If you are focusing more on the materialistic
By Gu, Youjin
USAG Daegu Public Affairs Intern
“By giving unselfshly of your time, mind, and spirit, and by listening closely
to the sometimes silent cries of others, then there is a good chance you can
efectively help someone with their circumstances,”
Staf Sgt. Robert Sales, Camp Henry Multimedia Visual Information NCOIC
aspects, then the value is decreased. If you
are bogged down with getting things done
on paper, then you will most likely never get
the work done. Volunteer your services frst,
and then worry about the paper and more
formal stuf later.”
According to Sales, not a whole lot of
skills are needed to become a volunteer or
to help someone else. “I have the ability to
talk to anybody, and when you are trying to
communicate with others or help someone,
you have to be approachable. Some people
may be very shy and embarrassed, mainly
because they don’t want others to know
that they need help. Tus, my objective is to
make people feel relaxed, and then they will
gradually open up and talk to me.”
“By giving unselfshly of your time, mind,
and spirit, and by listening closely to the
sometimes silent cries of others, then there is a
good chance you can efectively help someone
with their circumstances,” said Sales.
Wi t h much t i me and vol unt eer
experience under their belts, the Sales
family doesn’t appear weary in their service.
To this day, the family still spreads warmth
and kindness to those in need. Their
volunteer spirit will continue to spread like
a warm fre in winter.
Speaking frankly on the practice of
volunteering and giving, Sales said, “It is not
always easy being a volunteer because like other
people, I have things that I have to accomplish,
and time is always a factor, but I don’t allow
that to deter me. For the things we really want
to do, we fnd the time to do it. It’s not about
money. It’s not about popularity. It’s about
giving of yourself and your time.”
JANUARY 15, 2010
2010 New year’s resolutions for a lifetime
Your local FMWR Sports and Fitness facilities can help you jump in and keep pace with your
ftness resolutions for a healthy 2010. — U.S. Army photo by Gu, Youjin
Many of us wi l l once agai n make
some type of New Year’s resolution. Sadly,
statistics suggest that about one third of those
resolutions will be dropped within the frst
few weeks of the New Year. Less than a quarter
of our New Year’s resolutions will be realized
before mid-year.
On the other hand, some people say that
making a New Year’s resolution does increase
the chance of actually achieving that goal, so
why not give it a try?
More exercise, weight loss and smoking
cessation are popular resolutions for many
around the world. Since these factors are
all signifcant in preventing chronic illness
and disease, focusing in these areas is a great
Beyond simply setting goals, there are
many ways you can keep your goals alive
throughout the entire year and improve your
overall well-being. Many of us don’t know
where to start when improving our mental
and physical health. Wondering if you are
overweight, stressed or at risk for heat disease
or diabetes? Learning about your current status
is the frst step to staying healthy in the future.
Here are a few things you should fnd out for
a good start.
Do some research to help decide where
to focus your efforts. Setting too many
goals for your New Year’s resolutions can be
overwhelming, and a recipe for failure. You
can start online where there are good resources
and take one of many available assessment
By Modesto C. Algarin
Camp Carroll Sports & Fitness Director
tests. Figure out your body mass index; assess
yourself for the fu or depression and view
health screening guidelines for what tests
should be conducted for someone in your
age group.
Taking action is the next (and most
important) step. Start by scheduling an
appointment to talk with your doctor about
any physical or mental health concerns you
may have. Your doctor should be able to help
you assess your health and recommend an
appropriate plan of action based on your age
and health status. Try to focus on the one or
two changes that will have the greatest beneft.
Ask your doctor to help you prioritize. Start
with the changes that will benefit you in
several ways, rather than focusing on many
smaller issues separately. To increase intensity,
do not look for ways to do more exercise,
look for ways to do the same, or even less,
more efciently. Try to increase the intensity
and shorten your workout time by using the
following examples:
• Five to 10 minutes of calisthenics (warm
up to prevent injuries) before you engage in
any physical activity.
• Five to eight minutes of good basic
stretching all major muscle groups.
• 15 to 20 minutes of cardiovascular
Endurance training, go for a one to two mile
walk/run if beginner.
• 15 to 20 minutes of resistance training
weights, rubber bands, also using your body
weight, even soup cans will do the work.
• Finally, allow your body to cool down.
Stretch one more time for five to eight
Once you have your New Year’s resolutions
planned, there are other resources available at
your local FMWR Sports and Fitness facilities.
Check with your local sports director to see the
array of alternatives readily available to help
you maintain your health-related resolutions.
Check out the exercise videos at your FMWR
Library, healthy recipes, articles, tools and blogs
on the web for easy-to-understand information
from trusted professionals. With dedication,
the right strategy and some great resources,
you’ll be well on your way to achieving your
goals. Most importantly, be safe and once
again make sure you check with your health
care provider prior to engaging in any form
of physical activity - it is the right way to start
on a resolution that will take you through
your lifetime!

USAG Daegu Weekly Photos
501st SBDE wins Camp Carroll Intramural Basketball
The 2009-10 Camp Carroll Intramural Basketball League Championship was conducted
on, Jan. 4 through 7. A total of 7 teams participated from various military units,
organizations and tenants of the Camp Carroll/Waegwan enclave. The championship
game held between “Powerhouse” 501st SBDE versus the 551 CSSB ‘Warriors’. Final
score was 49-23 for the new champions 501st SBDE. More than 125 spectators watched
the fnal game of the season in which 501st came out being the favorite not without the
551st CSSB giving them their best effort all out on the court from the starting whistle to
the end. — U.S. Army photo by Modesto Algarin
Camps Henry, Walker
KOEZ09096673 Interdiscip; Counsel Psych, GS-11 USAG DHR ASAP Jan. 25
Social Worker
KOEZ09887176R Telecommunications Specialist GS-11 6th SC Korea TNOSC Jan. 26
AREA I V Job Opport uni t i es
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Gumi Santa Fellowship Campaign
The third Annual ‘Gumi Santa Fellowship Campaign’ was held Dec. 17 at Gumi station
square. The purpose of the campaign was to grant wishes to children who lost their dreams.
Soldiers from Camp Carroll participated in this event along with company sponsors and
volunteers from Gumi community give benefts to neighborhood. Gifts were supported by
Kyung-soo Kang, Chilgok Foreigner Tourist Association. Snacks, beverages and chocolates
were donated by Woo C Song, director of Camp Carroll Commissary. The campaign was held
successfully and advanced good relationships between Chilgok Community and the U.S.
Army installation. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Lee, Dodam
MAY 22, 2009
피겨스케이팅의 살아있는 전설, 용산을 방문하다
이병 최용준
용산기지 사령부 공보실

용산기지, 대한민국 – 미국 역사상 가
장 뛰어난 피겨스케이팅 선수 미쉘
콴 씨가 1월 6일 용산기지를 방문하여
많은 주민들과 함께하는 시간을 가졌
캘리포니아주 토랜스에서 태어난
콴은 홍콩에서 온 이민가족의 셋째
딸로서 가족을 따라 5세부터 피겨스
케이팅을 접했다.
그녀는 “우리는 우리 조국을 사랑하
기 때문에 지금 이 자리에 있습니다.
저는 우리가 사랑하는 미국, 그리고
그 근본적인 가치인 자유를 지키기
위해 최선을 다하고 있는 여러분들께
진심으로 감사드립니다. 여러분이 곧
미국의 힘입니다.” 라고 말했다.
약 100년간의 미국 피겨스케이팅 역
사상 콴보다 국제대회, 국내대회 및
올림픽에서 많은 우승을 차지한 선수
는 남 녀 어디에도 없다. 1995년부터
2005년까지 콴은 총 43개의 대회에서
우승했으며, 국제대회 우승 5회, 국내
대회 9회 그리고 두개의 올림픽 메달
을 이루어내었다.
어린 아이와 함께 행사에 참여한 코
완다 맥브라이드 씨는 “저는 피겨스케
이팅의 팬으로서 거의 모든 국내 타
이틀 경기와 98년 나가노 동계올림픽,
또 2002년 솔트레이크 씨티 동계올림
픽을 보았습니다. 미쉘 콴은 항상 최
고였습니다. 그녀를 이곳 용산에서 볼
수 있는 기회가 생겨 너무 기쁩니다.”
라고 말했다.
콴의 사적인 생활 또한 주목받을만
하다. 그녀는 세계의 젊은 운동선수들
에게 리더쉽과 교육의 중요성을 가르
치기 위해 여행하고 있으며, 2003년
People Magazine의 “세계에서 가장
아름다운 사람 50명”에 뽑혔다.
주한미군 용산기지 사령관 데이브
홀 대령은 “우리는 바쁜 일정에도 불
구하고 미국 역사상 가장 뛰어난 피
겨스케이팅 선수이자 훌륭한 애국자
를 초청하게 되어 매우 큰 영광입니
다.” 라고 말했다.
피겨스케이팅의 살아있는 전설 미쉘 콴 씨는 지난 1월 6일 Collier Field House에서 용산기지 주민들과 만남의 시간을 가졌다. — 사진제공: 이병 최용준

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